Willard High School

Drue Roberts


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Drue Roberts graduated from Willard High School in 1993 and went on to study Geology. After graduate school, he became an environmental geologist performing studies at superfund sites, the military and national laboratories. Drue is a self-taught artist who specializes in acrylic painting and has shown his work in Santa Fe, New Mexico and in Ohio. He and his wife have travelled the country and now reside in Granville, Ohio with their two boys.  Drue had a one man show at the Art Junction in the fall of 2012.

Art is an extension of the inner artist and there is always some trepidation in sharing so much of one’s self. “When I think of showing my artwork in my hometown, it simply terrifies me,” Roberts shared. “Here I stand at the midpoint of my life worrying how people I haven’t seen in 20 years will react to it. Much of what I’ve spent my life seeing, analyzing and interpreting is wrapped up in these paintings.” A lot of how he sees the world has been colored by his experiences and the culture that exists in Willard, Ohio.

The artwork of Drue Roberts


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Drue Roberts graduated from Willard High School in 1993 and went on to study Geology. After graduate school, he became an environmental geologist performing studies at superfund sites, the military and national laboratories. Drue is a self-taught artist who specializes in acrylic painting and has shown his work in Santa Fe, New Mexico and in Ohio. He and his wife have travelled the country and now reside in Granville, Ohio with their two boys.  Drue had a one man show at the Art Junction in the fall of 2012.

Art is an extension of the inner artist and there is always some trepidation in sharing so much of one’s self. “When I think of showing my artwork in my hometown, it simply terrifies me,” Roberts shared. “Here I stand at the midpoint of my life worrying how people I haven’t seen in 20 years will react to it. Much of what I’ve spent my life seeing, analyzing and interpreting is wrapped up in these paintings.” A lot of how he sees the world has been colored by his experiences and the culture that exists in Willard, Ohio.

 

Spring ART Exhibition


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The Art Junction presents:

Willard High School Art Department’s

Spring ART Exhibition

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Opening Reception Friday, April 25, 2014 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

at The Art Junction

2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

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Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays April 25 – May 10, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Come view the paintings, drawings and sculptural work of Willard High School visual art students under the direction of Art Teacher John Buss. Support the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.

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For more information contact Kevin Casto at 419-935-3404 or email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH. Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.

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The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! For more information on this or future programs at the Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, Email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

Don Moore -Military Artist


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The Art Junction presents:

Don Moore

Military Artist

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Don Moore always knew that he would be a military artist; just ask his former Willard High School art teacher, Mr. Charles Casto.

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          In 1968 Don left Willard, Ohio for the United States Marine Corps recruit depot at Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon completing boot camp and advanced combat training, he received the military occupation of illustrator/combat artist. Don served 16 ½ years in the Marine Corps before joining the Army in 1984 as an illustrator. Don retired from the military in 1989 with 22 ½ years of service.

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Don’s military career was not limited to being an artist; he was also a drill instructor, presidential bodyguard, and non-commissioned officer in charge of graphic art centers and public affairs sections. These, as well as other military jobs, postings and travel experiences, helped Don build a variety of skills and life experiences.  Wherever Don was stationed, he pursued his passion for art through college and correspondence courses. He also attended many workshops and institutes such as Dynamic Graphics.

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Don has received many awards for his artistic skill, service and excellence. His most prized achievements are: induction into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, knighted into the Order of St. George, and commissioned an admiral in the Texas navy.

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Owner and operator of Don Moore Illustration since 1989, Don has had a variety of notable clients, including authors John Carroll, Robert Utley, Steve Wise and Paul Hutton; United States presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush; and the magazines and corporations Armchair General Magazine, McDonnell Douglas Helicopter, the National Park Service, the Institute of Heraldry, and the History Channel.

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Don Moore

Military Artist

at The Art Junction

2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

  Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays, October 25 – November 16, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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You’re invited to visit the Art Junction to view Don’s amazing illustrations that pay tribute to our veterans and our nation’s great heritage!

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The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! Located at 2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.  For more information on this or future programs at the Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, Email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

 

Don Moore -Military Artist


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The Art Junction presents:

Don Moore

Military Artist

at The Art Junction

2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

   Opening Reception Saturday, October 19, 2013 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays, October 25 – November 16, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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            Don Moore always knew that he would be a military artist; just ask his former Willard High School art teacher, Mr. Charles Casto. In 1968 Don left Willard, Ohio for the United States Marine Corps recruit depot at Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon completing boot camp and advanced combat training, he received the military occupation of illustrator/combat artist. Don served 16 ½ years in the Marine Corps before joining the Army in 1984 as an illustrator. Don retired from the military in 1989 with 22 ½ years of service.

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           Don’s military career was not limited to being an artist; he was also a drill instructor, presidential bodyguard, and non-commissioned officer in charge of graphic art centers and public affairs sections. These, as well as other military jobs, postings and travel experiences, helped Don build a variety of skills and life experiences.  Wherever Don was stationed, he pursued his passion for art through college and correspondence courses. He also attended many workshops and institutes such as Dynamic Graphics.

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            Don has received many awards for his artistic skill, service and excellence. His most prized achievements are: induction into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, knighted into the Order of St. George, and commissioned an admiral in the Texas navy.

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            Owner and operator of Don Moore Illustration since 1989, Don has had a variety of notable clients, including authors John Carroll, Robert Utley, Steve Wise and Paul Hutton; United States presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush; and the magazines and corporations Armchair General Magazine, McDonnell Douglas Helicopter, the National Park Service, the Institute of Heraldry, and the History Channel.

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You’re invited to visit the Art Junction to view Don’s amazing illustrations that pay tribute to our veterans and our nation’s great heritage!

Don-Moore

 

The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! Located at 2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.  For more information on this or future programs at the Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, Email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

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Art and Steak


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This weekend stop by

The Art Junction  to see the

Willard High School Art Department’s

Spring ART Exhibition

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Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays April 19 – May 11, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Come view the paintings, drawings and clay work of Willard High School visual art students under the direction of Art Teacher John Buss.

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Support the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.

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Saturday night next door to the Art Junction

enjoy the famous homemade Swiss Steak dinner of the New Haven United Methodist Church!

 

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Spring Art Show


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The Art Junction presents:

Willard High School Art Department’s

Spring ART Exhibition

Opening Reception Sunday, April 14, 2013 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

at The Art Junction

2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays April 19 – May 11, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Come view the paintings, drawings and clay work of Willard High School visual art students under the direction of Art Teacher John Buss. Support the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.

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The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! For more information on this or future programs at the Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, Email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

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A view of the Spring Art Exhibition


The Art Junction presents: Willard High School Art Department’s Spring ART Exhibition

Fridays & Saturdays, April 14 – May 5, 2012 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  *Special showings upon request!

Come view the paintings, drawings and clay work of Willard High School visual art students under the direction of Art Teacher John Buss.

Support the emerging talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.

We hope you will stop by the Art Junction and support the local art students and view their wonderful exhibit of visual art.

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Opening night at the Art Junction for the Willard High School Spring Exhibition.

We had a great turnout of various ages to view the students’ work.

This exhibition demonstrates the wide variety of work the students engage in daily in the visual arts course of studies.

Come view the paintings, drawings and clay work of Willard High School visual art students under the direction of Art Teacher John Buss. Support the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.

Regular Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays April 14 – May 5, 2012 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  *Special showings upon request!

Spring Art Exhibition


The Art Junction presents:

Willard High School Art Department’s

Spring ART Exhibition

Opening Reception Friday, April 13, 2012 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

at The Art Junction

2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays April 14 – May 5, 2012 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

Come view the paintings, drawings and clay work of Willard High School visual art students under the direction of Art Teacher John Buss. Support the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.

The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! For more information on this or future programs at the Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, Email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog https://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com