Every once in a while I enjoy an animated film. While dog sitting
over the weekend I watched The Croods. The Croods is a story of a
Neanderthal family who were forced to embrace new ideas and stop living
in constant fear. Their world was undergoing unforeseen and catastrophic
change and throughout the course of events the family experience a
total upheaval of what had become the norm. The patriarch, whose voice
was portrayed by actor Nicolas Cage, ended up having an idea (ideas are
considered dangerous) which saved his family and himself. This movie was
another great illustration that shows how adaptability and change must
be embraced for survival.
Our Annual High School Invitational
Exhibit is on view until Feb. 16. We enthusiastically encourage you to
take in the work of these young people who hail from a 35-mile radius of
Van Wert and who continue to inspire and push the envelope.
Big Wassky is almost here! If you want to experience a big-city, unique
evening of games, performances, art and music give us a call soon! Why
travel when the cool stuff is right here in Van Wert? The Big Wassky
will take place, yep that’s right, this Friday, Saint Valentines Day,
Feb. 14 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight or so. If you are a member (or want
to be) and did not receive an invitation, we may have had some delivery
issues possibly due to the weather. Have no fear! Simply give us a call
and we will get you set up.
The Big Wassky is a Gatsby-style party based on the emergence of the
speakeasy when Prohibition went into full effect. We encourage attendees
to dress in the spirit of a time, which underwent radical change and
reaction. Local musicians, games and performers will be in the house
along with popular Toledo band, Distant Cousinz.
regularly play at Hollywood Casino along with many other venues around
the city and their music brings together various musical influences that
form one unique genre. From Peter Gabriel to the P-Funk… and everything
in between Distant Cousinz will have you outa your seats pronto. Custom
designed, hors d’oeuvres from Wild Hare and desserts that resemble
tiny, edible sculptures, will be provided by Van Wert Manor. Collins
Fine Foods will be creating unique, period spirits and serving wine and
beer. If you’d like to dress up but are unsure of which direction to
head, we’re here to help, give us a call.
We would like to
announce yet another great development. Beginning on Thursday, March 5
we will launch Art-Reach, a weekly after school art program! We are
working with local Van Wert schools who will be providing after-school
bus service to the nearby Goedde Building in which our art instructor,
Diane Bendele will meet the students for the short walk to the
Art-Reach will last until 5 p.m.
in which parent can then pick up their children. A snack will be
provided. More information will be available through your child’s school
Our Classic Watercolor class taught by Pat Rayman will
continue in February on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. While this class is
ongoing, persons are encouraged to jump in anytime.
information on exhibits, classes and programs listed on there as well.
The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street
(former Van Wert Armory). We can be reached by telephone at (419)
238-6837, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and our website is: