Our next “After Notes” following the
Fountain Park Concert series is scheduled on August 1 following “Don’t
Stop Believin’” hits the stage in Fountain Park. Enjoy a refreshing
drink and popcorn, but most of all enjoy the company. After Notes at
Wassenberg Art Center is open until 10 p.m. or until everyone goes home.
you haven’t had a chance to check out The Best of 2014 a national
level, traveling, multi-media exhibit curated by the Ohio Design and
Craft Museum in Columbus. The world of craft (functional objects) has
over time morphed into fine art. This is not your grandmother’s craft
show. Van Wert is extremely fortunate to have been chosen to exhibit
this body of work. It will be on view through August 24.
Best of 2014 goes onto its next venue, we will be hosting an impromptu
exhibit entitled The Symphony of my Heart. This exhibit will detail the
life and loved ones of Saffron Goetschius through something called mail
art. Mail art is typically collages of mixed media placed on a post
card, with instructions to hand cancel and are mailed as is.
body of work is coming in from Iowa City, IA, but hails from all over.
Saffron is originally from Indiana but lived in northwest Ohio for a
considerable amount of time. These poignant slips of communication will
hang from the trusses in the Wendel Gallery, signifying fragile balance
of life and relationship. The Exhibit will open Saturday, September 13,
at 6 p.m. with an opening reception and run through September 28.
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 for non-members.
Classic Drawing Class will again
be offered August 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.
We still have some space for
Vine & Palette taking place on August 7. We often end up with a
waiting list. 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
Throw pots, learn slab techniques! September,
8–12 from 6 –9 p.m. ages 15–150. Reverend Hall Schafer will be joining
us as an instructor in our ceramics studio! 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.
Muwhahaha we have plans, creepy plans, big plans. Consider yourself busy on October 31 because “it’s coming”.
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: