The Symphony of My Heart, art postcards by Iowa artist Saffron
Goetschius is over a staggering 500 cards categorized as mail art. Mail
art is typically collages of mixed media placed on a post card, with
instructions to the post office to hand cancel and are they are mailed
as is. Each postcard was sent through the mail to my mailbox. These
cards of communication will hang from the trusses in the Wendel Gallery,
signifying fragile balance of life and relationship. You will laugh,
you will want to cry. The exhibit will open Saturday, Sept. 13, at 6
p.m. with an opening reception and run through Sept. 28. During the last
week of the show, Saffron encourages visitors to cut down a postcard
they find meaningful and take it home.
The call for entries for
our Annual Photography Exhibit will be mailed have been posted on our
website. This year we will be accepting and jurying by digital entry
only. Entry deadline is Sept. 12.
Classic Watercolor class
continues on Tuesday mornings starting at 10 a.m. This is an ongoing
class is taught by Pat Rayman. Persons are encouraged to jump in anytime
and the class is sold in monthly increments. $35 for members and $40
Classic Drawing Class will again be offered Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29 10
a.m.–noon. Learn different and sometimes crazy ways to open up and have
fun with drawing. The use of non-traditional tools make this class a
hoot. Materials required. Cost is $35 members/$40 for non-members.
next Vine & Palette is scheduled for Sept. 9 from 6:30–9 p.m.. Call
soon if you would like to join us for the evening. The evening includes
all painting materials and wine and participants may bring a snack to
share if they wish. We take care of the rest. Wear a paint shirt or
apron to protect your clothes. $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
Did you know you can schedule private and corporate Vine & Palette
parties? We can also design the party for children and or parent child.
Give us a call and lets see what we can dream up.
Clay creation is
here! Beginning on Sept. 8–12 from 6 –9 p.m. ages 15–150. Reverend Hall
Schafer will be joining us to teach various ceramic techniques. Hal
graduated from Mount Union University and learned to throw pottery at
Culver Military Academy at the age of fourteen. He also attended the
Academy of Art in San Francisco. We are super excited to have Hal on
board. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to throw ceramic pots, Cost
for the class is $40 members/$45 non-members all materials included.
help you prepare for what is coming to the Wassenberg this Halloween we
are offering dance lessons here at the art center to get you up to
snuff. In conjunction with newly-opening Bachwell Center for Music &
Dance in downtown Van Wert, Sarah Hope Wells, will offer two classes:
East Coast swing, West Coast swing, the Jitterbug, the Shag (no, really,
that’s the official dance of South Carolina!) and even the urban
hippie/raver classic, the Shuffle. If you’ve got a partner, bring him or
her, and if not, bring yourself! Dress comfortably, in shoes you can
move in. Classes will be meeting Tuesday, October 21 and again on Oct.
28 from 7–8 p.m. Cost is $15 per person, per session.
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: