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Saturday, Sep. 25, 2021

OWS Exhibit opens Feb. 7

 

 By Hope Wallace 

“The Guardian,” by Raymond Liliback, is an Ohio Watercolor Society award winner.  The Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit will open at the Wassenberg Art Center on Feb. 7.  (Photo submitted.)
“The Guardian,” by Raymond Liliback, is an Ohio Watercolor Society award winner. The Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit will open at the Wassenberg Art Center on Feb. 7. (Photo submitted.)

What is better than chocolate? Chocolate and wine! Join us for the 2016 Main Street Chocolate Walk on Feb. 5, 4:30–8:30. We are again the last stop on the choco-trail and will be featuring a wine down spot for you to relax and warm up. Live music on our baby grand by the glorious Gloria Wendel and then Jake Wilder. We will be pairing wine with gourmet chocolates and perhaps offer a signature chocolate cocktail along with savory snacks to take the edge off any overworked sweet teeth.

On Feb. 7 from 2–5 p.m. we will open one of our favorite shows, the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit. This year there are many new pieces showing bold and unusual styles and saturated color that drowns out winter. Live music by Zak Ward of Toledo, free refreshments and cash bar. The exhibit will be on-view from Feb. 7–29. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 1–5 p.m.

If you don’t already have plans for Valentine’s on Feb. 13, plan to be at the Wass. It’s still a mystery-check back, but we do know some entertaining old friends will be joining us.

Our art class and programs line up.

Every Wednesdays; Jan. 13 – Feb. 10 from 6–8 p.m. Basic Pottery with well-known, professional potter Brandon Knott renews for a 5-week course (ages 15–125)! All areas of pottery will be covered by Brandon including, wheel, slab work, sculpture and even raku! Brandon Knott holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Visual Art and a Masters in Education from Defiance College. Brandon has operated his business “it’s Knott Pottery” since 1995, www.itsknottpottery.com. Brandon has taught at Bryan High School since 2006, where runs a nationally competitive ceramics program which has won numerous awards. He has taught at Defiance College and held workshops at many area art centers. Cost of this course is $65 members/$70 non-members. Materials included.

Zak Ward, an acoustic guitar musician and vocalist who performs all around the Toledo area, will provide live music for the opening of the Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center.  (Photo submitted.)
Zak Ward, an acoustic guitar musician and vocalist who performs all around the Toledo area, will provide live music for the opening of the Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Drawing for the Fraidy Cat has changed times. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 6–8 p.m. Instructor: Megan Thomas. Stick people are people too! This class is for anyone who would like to dabble but have had trouble putting pencil to paper. There are NO mistakes so give it a try. You will be surprised at the results. Megan Thomas is a ceramic artist and the new Event and Programming Coordinator for the Wassenberg Art Center. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University. She has exhibited and sold work in Ohio, Louisiana, and Maine. $30 members/$35 regular.

Classic Watercolors (adult) Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ongoing. Instructor: Pat Rayman Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Eat. Talk. Crop. Scrapbooking Marathon. Come spend a weekend working on your favorite photos! The crop starts on Friday, Jan. 22, at 5pm – midnight, continues Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9am – midnight, and Sunday, Jan. 24, 9am – 5pm. Bring your photos, paper, favorite drink, and a treat to share. Dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday will be provided. Limited to 35 Scrapaholics. Friday, Jan. 22 – $10 Cricut machines and cartridges will be available. Saturday, Jan. 23 – $20 Creative Memories, Stampin Up, and Close To My Sunday, Jan. 24 – $15 Heart will provide a chance to shop. All 3 days – $40. Please call Pam at 419.238.1062 or the art center at 419.238.6837.

Don’t forget ArtNight will be starting back up again on Jan. 7. What is ArtNight? We open up our doors, our bar, turn on the tunes so you can come and make stuff. We may even have a project or two available. Do you like to play the piano or guitar? Great! You can bring in a project you like, painting, sculpture, whatever you feel like creating. An instructor will be on hand to help. Best of all, it’s free! So grab a friend or come alone, we are friendly.

Would you like to gather with friends for a private Vine & Palette Party? They are great for corporate team building too! Give our Event & Program Coordinator, Megan a call and we can line something up for you. Our paintings are original and we encourage exploration and experimentation with all our V & P guests. We even provide custom themes and can customize a project for your group.

For more information on exhibits or to sign 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: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

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