The public, opening party to celebrate Healing Hearts & Nature
was a big success. Thanks to all who came out! This exhibit showcases
the ancient art of mosaic in both traditional and not-so traditional
techniques. Visitors created their own mini-paintings, enjoyed free
appetizers and live, acoustic music by Ezra Miller of Blakeslee.
theme represents the capacity of both hearts and nature to heal during
difficult times. The artists of MAM are dedicated to the creation and
promotion of the ancient art of mosaic. As artists they strive to
express the artistic in the language of the 21st century.
members include professional artists, hobbyists, and patrons. Many of
their members have achieved recognition in the art community from solo
and international juried exhibits, publication in mosaic and other art
books and magazines, and public and private commissions. Many MAM
members participate in the group exhibits throughout the year at
galleries, art centers and art spaces around Michigan along with solo
exhibits. Members also engage in philanthropic mosaic projects and
installations around Michigan.
Watercolor: Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – noon. On-going. $40 art
center member price/$45 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials
required. Online sign up available.
ArtNight: Every Thursday, 6–9
p.m. Featured projects and wind-down time. ArtNights occur every
Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. It is free to hang out at ArtNight, and
you don’t even have to make art. Sit and breeze a bit with folks. Feel
free to bring snacks and invite your friends and the cash bar is open.
Upcoming ArtNight featured projects:
16: Watercolor Technique: Learn a couple watercolor techniques that
make your work pop! We have the supplies. We will talk briefly about
different kinds of watercolor and some nifty tricks. $8 will get you’re
the materials you need work on learning some techniques and a small take
home painting or card.
March 23: Tisket-Tasket Basket: will
feature a quick basket weaving project by award winning basket weaver,
Jayne Smith. Just in time for Easter, make your own small basket to use
as a gift of to keep for yourself. $12 for your basket and first glass
of house wine. Additional glasses available at regular WAC prices.
30: Own Thing: Same great company, this night will be a do your own
thing kind of night. Bring in a project, work on something you’d like to
explore further or finish something you have in the works. Free.
6: Glowing luminaries: In conjunction with Town Creek Live, plans for
our interactive exhibit: Town Creek Glow is underway. Guests will be
able to immerse themselves into a cool darkened gallery where the
artwork glows! What makes this experience even more mystical/magical is
if you help us make the luminaries and join in the exhibit! Don’t know
how? Come to our workshop during ArtNight and we’ll show you! $10
donation to offset costs includes your first house beverage. Additional
cocktails available at regular WAC prices.
ArtReach (ages 7–11 and
12–15) Ongoing: Tuesday afternoon ArtReach is currently full. However,
you can call in to be added to the waiting list as the fluid structure
of ArtReach scheduling allows for new openings. We still have space
available in our Thursday session. Students receive a snack and then get
down to creating! Parents can drop off their youngsters after school
and pick them up at 5 p.m.
Studies show that children who receive
more instruction in the arts enjoy higher GPAs, higher SAT scores and a
dramatically lower drop out rate. A good arts education can improve
critical thinking and math skills. ArtReach instructor Diane Bendele
earned her bachelors degree in art education from Bowling Green State
University and her Masters degree in education from Ohio State. As an
art educator for 35 years, she has worked with students of all ages.
for the program is charged monthly and is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center
members and $45 for regular price during the regular school year.
Supplies are provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van
Wert City School schedules. An online registration is also available on
our website. Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact the
Wassenberg Art Center for more information.
For more information
on exhibits or to sign up for classes and events visit:
wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S.
Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by
telephone at: 419-238-6837, email: email@example.com and our
website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.