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Summer Art Contest & Exhibition


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If art (photography, sculpture, weaving, painting, collage, fused-glass or pottery) is a hobby, passion or passing interest, this is a great way to use your talent and share your creative images with our community at the art gallery in New Haven -The Art Junction.

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This contest is open to everyone ages 11 years and older. Artwork must be gallery ready: framed, matted (ready to hang.) For more information call the library @ 419-933-8564.

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Up to three free entries may be submitted at the Art Junction on July 19 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & July 25 from 5:00-8:00 or at the Willard location of the Huron County Community Library by July 29th. The exhibition will take place August 5 – August 25, 2017.    

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Contest categories: Proud to call Willard Home, Community, Ohio,

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Pets, and Animals.  Share your work with our community and enter.  It’s Free!

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Drop off artwork at the Art Junction July 19, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Drop off artwork at the Art Junction July 25, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Drop off artwork at the Willard location of the Huron County Community Library by July 29th.

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The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street in New Haven, OH (next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.)

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The contest & exhibition consists of work submitted through the Willard, Greenwich, and North Fairfield and Wakeman branches of the Huron County Community Library.

Entry forms may be picked up at any branch of the Huron County Community Library.

The exhibition will take place August 5 – August 25, 2017.    

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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

The Community Summer Art Contest & Exhibition


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The Huron County Community Library and The Art Junction Invite you to:

The Community Summer Art Contest & Exhibition

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If art (photography, sculpture, weaving, painting, collage, digital art or pottery) is a hobby, passion or passing interest, this is a great way to use your talent and share your creative images with our community at the art gallery in New Haven -The Art Junction.

2016 Summer Art Contest

This contest is open to everyone ages 11 years and older. Artwork must be gallery ready: framed, matted (ready to hang.) For more information call the library @ 419-933-8564.

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Up to three free entries may be submitted at the Art Junction on July 19 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & July 25 from 5:00-8:00. The exhibition will take place August 6 – August 27, 2016.    

 

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Contest categories: photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, and fiber-based art with awards for each category as well as Best of Show, Community, Ohio, Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Fiber-based art and Judge’s Award.

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Drop off artwork at the Art Junction July 19, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Drop off artwork at the Art Junction July 25, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street in New Haven, OH (next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.)

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The contest & exhibition consists of work submitted through the Willard, Greenwich, and North Fairfield and Wakeman branches of the Huron County Community Library.

Entry forms may be picked up at any branch of the Huron County Community Library.

The exhibition will take place August 6 – August 27, 2016.    

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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

Spring landscape painting workshop


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This class will guide you to create a simple acrylic spring landscape and allow you the freedom of exploring the medium yourself.

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Each participant will use a 16” x 20” canvas.

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$25.00 with all materials provided before 4/15/16

 $35.00 with all materials provided after 4/15/16

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 Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(or when you complete your painting)

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Class size 4-8 participants ages 10 and up

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

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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! The Art Junction is a ministry of 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 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-Junction/190323094344714?ref=hl

 

Spring Landscape Painting


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Spring Landscape Painting

This class will guide you to create a simple acrylic spring landscape and allow you the freedom of exploring the medium yourself.

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 Each participant will use a 16” x 20” canvas.

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$25.00 with all materials provided before 4/15/16

 $35.00 with all materials provided after 4/15/16

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Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(or when you complete your painting)

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Class size 4-8 participants ages 10 and up

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

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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! The Art Junction is a ministry of 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 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-Junction/190323094344714?ref=hl

 

Art of the Passion


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8 artists & paintings that examine the events of Holy Week.

 

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 Closing reception Sunday May 15, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Exhibition Hours:

March 20 – 25, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays, April 2 – May 14, 2016 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church present an exhibit to examine the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ through visual art. We invite you to examine the events of Holy week and reconnect with the passion through a unique opportunity to discover Christ visually! Eight artists will examine the themes listed below:

 

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  1. Palm Sunday: Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem. Crowd proclaims him “King”
  2. Holy Monday: The cleansing of the temple. Jesus frees the animals to be slaughtered.
  3. Holy Tuesday: Outraged Pharisees plot to eliminate Jesus/ the withered tree/Mt. of Olives sermon.
  4. Spy Wednesday: Judas agrees to betray Jesus / tells how to easily capture him.
  5. Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper / Agony in the garden / Jesus is arrested.
  6. Good Friday: The trial, crucifixion, death, and burial of Jesus.
  7. Holy Saturday / Black Sabbath: the Sabbath on which Jesus rested in the tomb.
  8. Easter Sunday: the ‘Resurrection’ of Jesus

 

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The artists used a 30 x 40” canvas to depict their day of holy week in the medium and style of their choosing. These paintings will be on display in the sanctuary of the church allowing the viewer to experience visually the holy week in one venue.

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The eight artists participating in this event are: Matt Ramsey, artist from Norwalk; James Easter, artist from Toledo; Heidi Helgeson, artist/teacher from Norwalk; Alec Casto, photographer & painter from Willard; Karen Coffey Wilson, artist from New Haven; Lynda Stoneham, artist/teacher from Norwalk; David Wolff, artist/teacher from Collins; and Kevin Casto, artist/teacher, photographer from Willard.

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The Art Junction invites you to experience and celebrate the passion of Christ through this unique visual opportunity for our community!

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! The Art Junction is a ministry of 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 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-Junction/190323094344714?ref=hl

Family Art Day


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On Saturday, March 19, 2016 drop by the Art Junction between the hours of 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. In one Saturday morning families can create their own bowtie butterfly images out of non-traditional materials to celebrate renewal.

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Cost is $5.00 per family (this helps to cover the cost of the materials) and a canned food donation for the Willard Food Bank!

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Enjoy a free lunch next door at the New Haven United Methodist Church along with other fun activities! View the opening of:

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Art of the Passion

at New Haven United Methodist Church

2644 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850

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8 artists & paintings that examine the events of Holy Week.

Opening reception Saturday, March 19, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

Exhibition Hours:

March 20 – 25, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays, April 2 – May 14, 2016 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church present an exhibit to examine the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ through visual art. We invite you to examine the events of Holy week and reconnect with the passion through a unique opportunity to discover Christ visually!

Please sign up by 3/18/16 for Family Art Day.

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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

Cookie decorating


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Our last visit to the Willard Hope Center for 2015 was filled with cookie decorating.

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With six dozen cookies to decorate students were busy icing many cookies.

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Everyone enjoyed the frantic process of decorating.

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Adding sprinkles and other colored sugars was a delight to all.

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The busy hum of cookie decorating.

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Making and eating their creations!

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Some examples of cookies before they were eaten!

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Art games


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On a recent trip to the Willard Hope Center we played an old drawing game with the students.

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Like the old win lose or draw game show on TV, everyone took turns guessing what was being drawn.

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After getting over the “I can’t draw syndrome”, everyone had fun guessing each others drawings.

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Finally everyone wanted to draw and be a part of the game, and the drawing phobia disappeared as fun took over!

Art at the Hope Center


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The Art Junction is again working with students at the Willard Hope Center on Thursday afternoons.

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For our first week we explored drawing Minions, which seem to be a big favorite with kids.

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After reviewing some basic shapes, everyone jumped into the drawing process using some simple directions.

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There was a lot of energy in our afternoon art session.

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All were proud of their drawing efforts.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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Everyone enjoyed learning to draw a minion and having some fun in the process.

Hope and Love


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Students at the Willard Hope Center completed their “Love”paintings this summer.

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The last step to this fun project was to add some clear gloss to the paintings to add a shine.

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The paintings will be sold in a silent auction at the 2015 Hope Fest on August 16.

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The funds raised from the sale of the students’ paintings will go to fund activities at the Hope Center.

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The students did an excellent job with their mixed media paintings.

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I hope the community will come and support the kids through this free concert event!

 

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Here are some more examples of the students’ cooperative work.

 

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