The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, May. 18, 2022

New year, new art at Wassenberg

We will begin our seasonal shut-down Wednesday December 23 through January 3. We will be working behind the scenes, prepping for a new year of art so, please feel free to email us at if you have any questions!

We are so excited to present, A Cast of Blues, opening January 28, is a celebration of our county’s rich musical heritage, The exhibition A Cast of Blues features 15 resin-cast touchable, masks of blues legends created by artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson, as well as 15 color photographs of performers and of juke joints by acclaimed photographer Ken Murphy.

Educational materials are also available for teachers and home school parents. We will feature live, bluesy music by Kaitlyn Schmit, Frank Stemen and Aeddon Cartwright at the opening reception scheduled for 6-9 p.m. January 28. Free appetizers, cash bar. Exhibit entry is free.

Examples of some of our new handmade felt ornaments, suitable for all year long.

Watercolor Class: (in-house and ongoing) Tuesday mornings; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fee: $55 Regular, $40 WAC member cost. Instructor: Pat Rayman.

Art and Pint Nights every Thursday 6–9 p.m. We have a selection of art projects (designed by Ashley!) to choose from, and open the bar. Do you have a project you’d like to start but are feeling nervous?

Watercolor Workshop with Fort Wayne artist, Bridget O’Brien begins February 3. This 6-week course will leave participants with the ability to paint a successful landscape painting in watercolor. Limited spots available, sign up now. Price WAC Members: $40 Regular price: $45.

Local art and other handmade items are available at the Wassenberg Art Center for the holiday shopping season. This painting is by Kathy Funderburg of Bryan.

POSTED: 12/22/21 at 4:15 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?