Imaging yourself not being able to get your message across.
Imaging being in a country where no one understands your language and
neither do you understand theirs.
Jan Cline, speech therapist, Bittersweet, Inc.
are really getting excited. Matthew went on a quest to Columbus
yesterday to pick up more art created by artists who have been diagnosed
with some form of autism. Open Door Art Studio in Columbus is a
happening place and serves artists with learning differences. For this
exhibit we focused on autism in conjunction April being autism awareness
month. The world can be view in a myriad of ways and it is rare or
never that I’m not blown away by the variety and sources of inspiration.
Join us in our upcoming exhibit ‘Artism’ opening on Sunday, April 13,
with a reception from 1-5 p.m. In addition, we will be looping a
documentary by filmmaker, Richard Walsh of Cleveland. This film explains
and illustrates how art can help improve, communication, expression and
over way of life for person suffering from this neurodevelopmental
We still have some spaces for ArtReach2 so if you would like to sign
up your child for some great art instruction including a bus ride to our
bus stop for Van Wert students, give us a call. ArtReach2 classes occur
on Mondays and began on April 7 but a new project will be started next
week. Class sessions are one-month long and renewable throughout the
school year and payable monthly. Van Wert Elementary School will provide
transportation to the Goedde Building where our instructor will be on
hand to bring students to the art center. Last week we discussed artist
M.C. Escher, learned about tessellations and pattern.
Watercolor class on Tuesday mornings starting at 10 a.m. is an ongoing
Watercolor class taught by Pat Rayman. Persons are encouraged to jump in
anytime and the class is sold in monthly increments. $35 for members
and $40 for non-members.
Tonight’s Vine and Palette painting will
feature a large floral, inspired by artist Georgia O’Keefe and we can’t
wait. Tonight’s event is full, however the next sessions scheduled for
May 1 is just around the corner. Vine & Palettes are scheduled
through June and July’s is on the horizon. Participants are encouraged
to bring a friend and a bottle of wine to share, any snacks you may like
and we’ll take care of the rest. Class time runs 6:30-9:30 p.m. We
provide paints, canvas, brushes, your first glass of wine and a lot of
fun. Wear a paint shirt or apron to protect your clothes.
are available for Animaé/Manga (ages 8-130) class taught by instructor,
Matthew Temple. The class is being offered on Thursday evenings, May 8,
15, 22, 29 from 6–8 p.m. A list of inexpensive materials will be
available upon registration. Cost for this class is $35 for art center
members and $40 for non-members.
Are you designing your Kentucky
Derby hat yet? Derby Down is drawing closer and the gates spring open
May 3! We will be live-streaming the 140th Running of the Kentucky
Derby, serving derby inspired beverages and snacks. Following the race
we will have one of our favorite bands, Reese Dailey back to play in our
new space. Reese Dailey Band is super popular in the Put-in-Bay area
and throughout Ohio and our region.
It will be so nice to have a
real stage for his band to perform on this time around. In addition, a
call for entry will be going out to those who might like to create or
share original art with a horse theme!
For 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: