The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

Bid on a swing at upcoming display

Crowds line the creek as a front end loader operated by the Van Wert County Engineer Department dumps over 500 pounds of racing rubber duckies in Town Creek during the First Annual Town Creek Live. (Photo caption.)
Crowds line the creek as a front end loader operated by the Van Wert County Engineer Department dumps over 500 pounds of racing rubber duckies in Town Creek during the First Annual Town Creek Live. (Photo caption.)

Get your duck now! Save time and heartache later! Who doesn’t want to win  1,000 clams? Thanks to those of you who have already adopted your ducks for Town Creek Live! Adopt your duck now avoid the flocking on Town Creek Derpy Day!

Eleven gourmet food trucks and two outdoor bands this year will be featured this year! Fire-performers Pyroscope of Fort Wayne will be joining us and have been rehearsing new acts. Sam Dell of Bryan will be joining us earlier in the day inside the gallery for live entertainment and we are welcoming the pipes of Aubrey Gebert, one of Van Wert’s youngest up and coming musicians! Dan Smythe Band (6-piece) of Fort Wayne begins at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the Holbrook Brother’s Band of Montpelier. This is an outrageous combo. Van Wert’s own Real Human Robot will also return to keep things lively. Ducks are $5 each or $25 for a 6-piece quack pack. Buy a quack-pack and get some free flair, a “My duck is faster than yours” commemorative button!

Detail of a swing painted by Matt Temple for the upcoming “Get in the Swing” exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center.  Swings will be sold at silent auction during the exhibit. (Photo submitted.)
Detail of a swing painted by Matt Temple for the upcoming “Get in the Swing” exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. Swings will be sold at silent auction during the exhibit. (Photo submitted.)

The interactive “Get in the Swing” art exhibit will be going on inside the Wassenberg Art Center opening during Town Creek Live. Get in the Swing is an art exhibit of painted swings that visitors can literally swing on in our gallery. The winning swing will be determined by popular vote and then be installed on the art center grounds and the artist will win $200. Artists have until July 7 to complete their swing which were created by the woodworking students at Vantage Career Center.

The June art exhibit is on view until July 3. Stop in before this awesome example of regional art goes bye bye. Support these artists who keep our world looking good by purchasing one-of-a-kind artwork.

Animal Art Camp begins! This workshop-style camp is open to young people ages: 7–18 and will be held on June 28, 29, 30 and August 1, from 3–5 p.m. Four solid days of intensive animal art creation. Instructor Diane Bendele will instruct projects consisting of foam tray printing, paper maché snakes, design your own art work-aprons, fresco tiles and more. Cost is $35 Wassenberg Art Center members and $40 regular. Materials included. Optional online sign up is available here: http://www.wassenbergartcenter.org/announcements/animal-art-camp. Our art camps fill up super fast so don’t delay!

Art Classes:Classic Watercolor: Will be taking a vacation for the month of July but will reconvene on Tuesday, August 9 at 10 a.m. – noon. On-going. $35 art center member price/$40 regular price. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Materials required. Online sign up available.

ArtNight: Free. Thursdays 6 – 9 p.m. Ongoing. Cash bar.

Acrylic Painting: Instructor: Pat Rayman, $40 art center member price, $45 regular price. Want to learn how to master one of our favorite mediums? Acrylic painting taught by Pat Rayman will commence on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m.  Cost of the class will be $40 art center members/$45 regular. Materials required: 8″x10″ canvas paper pad, canvas boards, stretched canvas or artist panel boards (one per class) at least (5) tubes acrylic paint, white, black, red, blue and yellow, a drawing pencil, palette (we use foam or paper plates), kneaded eraser. Online sign up available.

Daytime Drawing Class: A morning drawing class to be held on Fridays, beginning on September 9, 16, 23, 30  from 10 a.m. until noon for ages 14–132. Instructor Pat Rayman will demonstrate new ways to improve drawing skill to produce more dramatic results. Materials needed are: a sketchbook or drawing paper, drawing pencils, HB and 2B a black pen (fine or medium point) and colored pencils. 
Materials needed are: a sketchbook or drawing paper, drawing pencils, HB and 2B a black pen (fine or medium point) and colored pencils. Online sign up available.

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. We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

POSTED: 06/29/16 at 1:34 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?