We are getting the place ready for the check-in process for our 58th
Annual June Art Exhibit. While hosting this exhibit is all new to us in
our new space, this is not the first time the show has been held here in
the former Van Wert Armory. As we know moving from one place to another
can cause items long forgotten to surface. We found newspaper clippings
and pictures detailing that this exhibit has been held here in the
1950s - 60s. Full Circle. Happily, we won’t be going anywhere for quite
My birdhouse for the Annual Wassenberg Peony Festival
fundraiser is sitting on my kitchen counter waiting around for some
inspiration. If I stare at it and move it out of the way long enough, I
will eventually haul out my paints and attack it. There is a myriad of
possibilities and to just settle on just one is proving to be a
difficult decision. Artist-painted birdhouses will be sold by silent
auction here at the art center during this year’s Van Wert Flower show.
The Van Wert Flower Show has also “come home” to the former armory and
will be held June 6 & 7. Welcome home!
Entries will be
accepted this Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, from 1-5 p.m. Entry is
open to all amateur and professional artists 18 years of age and older. A
non-refundable fee of $25 for Wassenberg Art Center members or $30 for
non-members entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. Jurors
are Lisa Vetter and Paul Siefert of Spencerville, Indiana, and a
prospectus can be downloaded from our website: wassenbergartcenter.org,
emailed or simply stop in and pick one up.
The exhibit runs from June 14 - July 6 and we are pleased to announce
that popular Dan Dickerson and the Harp Condition out of Fort Wayne
will be performing at this year’s opening reception for June 14 at which
begins at 6 p.m. As usual there will be great food and refreshments
available in celebration of the strong visual and performing arts
community in our region.
Classic 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.
drawing class taught by Pat Rayman will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday
mornings June 6, 14, 20, and 27 at 10 a.m. Pat will explore classic
structure and experiment with alternate drawing techniques. Give us a
call if this sounds like something you would enjoy. $35 for members and
$40 for non-members.
We are discussing what to paint for the
upcoming June Vine & Palette and the ideas are flowing. We can
accommodate approximately 30 persons for this class, and we are already
over halfway full. Call soon if you want to join us! Participants can
bring a snack if they wish and a bottle of wine to share. We take care
of the rest. Class time runs 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wear a paint shirt or apron
to protect your clothes. $25 for members and $30.
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: