The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, Sep. 16, 2021

 

What's Up at Wassenberg?

By: Hope Wallace and Kay Sluterbeck

 

There are three days left to submit to our 44th annual Photography exhibit! Do you have any questions about submitting your work? Have you always wanted to enter your photographs in a show and have been too nervous to do so? Give us a call! We need your photographs! 

2020 Best of Show in Black and White-Wassenberg Photography Exhibit by Cathy Huber

This call for entry is open to both adults and youths, amateurs or professionals; this exhibit is a great way to earn prize money! 

Entry forms are available online at wassenbergart-center.org or can be picked up at the art center. Forms can be emailed on request at info@wassenberg-artcenter.org. The exhibit will open with a free, public reception on October 7 and will be on view through November 7. 

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

ArtReach is on! Sign up anytime. We are hosting our after-school art program beginning September 7 and September 9 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  Students ages 7 on up will be taught art techniques by our new instructor Ashley McClure. Sign up is flexible and participation can be month to month to accommodate busy schedules. Call the art center to sign up and/or find additional information. 

The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m., Thursday from 1-9 p.m., and mornings by appointment. Closed Mondays. We can be reached by telephone at 419.238.6837 or email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 09/15/21 at 10:48 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Do you have your photos ready? Do you have any questions about submitting your work? Have you always wanted to enter your photographs in a show and have been too nervous to do so?

ArtReach, an after-school art program for young people, is back in session at Wassenberg Art Center.

Give us a call! Our 44th annual Photography Exhibit is ramping up and we need your photographs! This call for entry is open to both adults and youth, amateur or professional, this exhibit is a great way to earn prize money! Entry forms are available online at wassenbergartcenter.org or can be picked up at the art center.

Forms can be emailed by request at info@wassenberg-artcenter.org. The exhibit will open with a free, public reception on October 7 and will be on view through November 7. 

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

ArtReach starts this week! Sign up anytime.  We are hosting our after-school art program beginning September 7 and September 9 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  Students ages 7 on up will be taught art techniques by our new instructor Ashley McClure. Call the art center to sign up and/or find additional information. 

The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m., Thursday from 1-9 p.m., and mornings by appointment. Closed Mondays. We can be reached by telephone at 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org.   

POSTED: 09/08/21 at 11:13 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Call for Entry! Our 44th Annual Photography Exhibit is ramping up and we need your photographs! Open to both adults and youth, amateur or professional, this exhibit is a great way to earn prize money! Entry forms are available online at: wassenbergartcenter.org or can be picked up at the art center. Forms can be emailed by request at: info@wassenbergartcenter.org. The exhibit will open with a free, public reception on October 7 and will be on view through November 7. 

“Abandoned” by Spencer McGee

Varied Perspectives, our current exhibit will be on view through September 12. These remarkable, large format works are created by art students from Bowling Green State University. The group of paintings are based on explorations of atmosphere, diversity in education and life after a pandemic. Etta Gallaway, Tiarra Tufts and Isabel Wolke have reasonably priced their work and would be a great addition to any collection.

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

ArtReach is back! We are hosting our after-school art program beginning September 7 and September 9 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  Students ages 7 on up will be taught art techniques by our new instructor Ashley McClure. Call the art center to sign up and/or find additional information. 

The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m., Thursday from 1-9 p.m., and mornings by appointment. Closed Mondays. We can be reached by telephone at 419.238.6837 or email at info@wasssenbergartcenter.org

POSTED: 09/01/21 at 1:54 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Call for Entry! Our 44th annual Photography Exhibit is ramping up and we need your photographs! Open to both adults and youth, amateur or professional, this exhibit is a great way to earn prize money! Entry forms are available online at wassenbergartcenter.org or can be picked up at the art center. Forms can be emailed by request at info@wassenbergartcenter.org. The exhibit will open with a free, public reception on October 7 and will be on view through November 7. 

Varied Perspectives, our current exhibit, will be on view through September 12. These remarkable, large format works are created by art students from Bowling Green State University. The group of paintings are based on explorations of atmosphere, diversity in education, and life after a pandemic. Etta Gallaway, Tiarra Tufts, and Isabel Wolke have reasonably priced their work and would be a great addition to any collection.

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

ArtReach is back! We are hosting our after-school art program beginning September 7 and September 9 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  Students ages 7 on up will be taught art techniques by our new instructor Ashley McClure. Call the art center to sign up and/or find additional information. 

The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m., Thursday from 1-9 p.m., and mornings by appointment. Closed Mondays. We can be reached by telephone at 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org.   

POSTED: 08/26/21 at 11:53 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Our current exhibit opened last Thursday with a good-sized and enthusiastic turnout. On view through September 12 are large-format works by art students from Bowling Green State University. 

The exhibit, “Varied Perspectives: explorations of atmosphere, diversity in education and life after a pandemic,” features works by Etta Gallaway, Tiarra Tuft,s and Isabel Wolke. Live music was provided by Maxwell Park and Aeddon Cartwright. 

BGSU School of Art student Isabel Wolke and painting subjects gather in front of paintings they sat for during the pandemic lock down. 

What movies would you like to watch from our Art Park? We want to spend as much time outside as summer winds down and we hope to offer some movies during our Pint Nights very soon. Stay tuned. 

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

ArtReach is back! We are hosting our after-school art program, beginning September 7 and September 9 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  Students ages 7 on up will be taught art techniques by our new instructor Ashley McClure. Call the art center to sign up and/or find additional information. 

The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 1-5 p.m., Thursday, 1-9 p.m., and mornings by appointment. Closed Mondays. We can be reached by telephone at 419.238.6837 or email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org

POSTED: 08/18/21 at 9:41 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Join us this Thursday at our next opening!

On August 12, 6 p.m. we are featuring large format works by art students from Bowling Green State University. The exhibit; Varied Perspectives: explorations of atmosphere, diversity in education and life after a pandemic. Works by Etta Gallaway, Tiarra Tufts and Isabel Wolke will be on exhibit and for sale through September 12. There will be free appetizers, a cash bar and live blues by Maxwell Park and Aeddon Cartwright.

How fun was that? Van Wert Manor and the Wass hosted a free, open to the public, outdoor movie last Thursday during our regular Art & Pint Nights. We showed the Sandlot and had a themed craft table. Thanks to all who came out! Look for more outdoor movie nights under the stars soon!

A sample of some of the artwork on view and for sale at the upcoming Varied Perspectives art exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center.

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

There is still time to sign up for Acrylic Painting with artist Mike Huffman: August 5,12, 26, and September 2, 6–9 p.m. Instructor: Mike Huffman. Learn the action techniques of this professional artist while developing your your own style. Cost is $55 WAC member price, $65 regular price. Supplies are required: 2) 16 x 20 canvasses available here for $6 each, our instructor recommends the following supplies available at most craft stores. Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cobalt Blue, Permanent Green light, Mars Black, Titanium White and Burnt Sienna. Brushes include: No. 12 Flat, No. 10 Flat, No. 14 Round, No. 10 Filbert. Sign up soon, limited space available.

The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 1–5 p.m., Thursday from 1–9 p.m., and mornings by appointment. Closed Mondays. We can be reached by telephone at 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 08/10/21 at 1:22 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Next up? An impromptu exhibit will be opening August 12 featuring large format works by art students from Bowling Green State University — Varied Perspectives: explorations of atmosphere, diversity in education and life after a pandemic. 

Large paintings from Bowling Green State University Art Students such as this one will be on exhibit beginning August 12 at the Wassenberg Art Center

Works by Etta Gallaway, Tiarra Tufts, and Isabel Wolke will be on exhibit and for sale through September 12. A free, public opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. August 12. Free appetizers, cash bar, and live music by Maxwell Park and Aeddon Cartwright. 
Van Wert Manor and the Wass will be hosting a free, open to the public, outdoor movie on August 5 beginning around 8:30 (dusk)! The Sandlot will be featured including a themed craft table starting at 8 p.m.  beverages for all and free popcorn! A large movie screen will be installed so grab your blanket or lawn chairs and join us for a giant outdoor movie night under the stars! 

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

Acrylic Painting with artist Mike Huffman: August 5,12, 26, and September 2, 6-9 p.m. Instructor: Mike Huffman. Learn the action techniques of this professional artist while developing your your own style. Cost is $55 WAC member price, $65 regular price. Supplies are required: 2) 16 x 20 canvasses available here for $6 each, our instructor recommends the following supplies available at most craft stores. Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cobalt Blue, Permanent Green light, Mars Black, Titanium White, and Burnt Sienna. Brushes include No. 12 Flat, No. 10 Flat, No. 14 Round, No. 10 Filbert. Sign up soon, limited space available. 

The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m., Thursday from 1-9 p.m., and mornings by appointment. Closed Mondays. We can be reached by telephone at 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org.   

POSTED: 08/04/21 at 10:59 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Next up? An impromptu exhibit will be opening August 12, featuring large-format works by art students from Bowling Green State University. Varied Perspectives: explorations of atmosphere, diversity in education, and life after a pandemic. Works by Etta Gallaway, Tiarra Tufts, and Isabel Wolke will be on exhibit and for sale through September 12.

Large paintings from Bowling Green State University art students, such as this one by Etta Gallaway, will be on exhibit, beginning August 12, at Wassenberg Art Center

You’re killin’ me, Smalls! Van Wert Manor and the Wass will be hosting a free, open to the public, outdoor movie on August 5 beginning around 8:30 (dusk)! The Sandlot will be featured, including a themed craft table starting at 8 p.m. Beverages for all and free popcorn! A large movie screen will be installed so grab your blanket or lawn chairs and join us for a giant outdoor movie night under the stars! 

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

Acrylic Painting with artist Mike Huffman: August 5,12, 26, and September 2, 6-9 p.m. Instructor: Mike Huffman. Learn the action techniques of this professional artist while developing your your own style. Cost is $55 WAC member price, $65 regular price. Supplies are required: 2) 16 x 20 canvasses available here for $6 each, our instructor recommends the following supplies available at most craft stores. Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cobalt Blue, Permanent Green light, Mars Black, Titanium White and Burnt Sienna. Brushes include No. 12 Flat, No. 10 Flat, No. 14 Round, No. 10 Filbert. Sign up soon, limited space available. 

The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m., Thursday from 1-9 p.m., and mornings by appointment. Closed Mondays. We can be reached by telephone at 419.238.6837 or email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 07/29/21 at 1:32 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Back to our regularly scheduled programming!

Thanks to all who came out and supported the Wassenberg Art Center and Main Street Van Wert at Town Creek Live Saturday! We also wish to thank our hardworking staff and their families for their hard work and patience. Another thank you to our selfless volunteers who gave up limited supply of time and volunteered. We literally could not do this without you. The dinosaurs provided by Central Insurance, Van Wert Health and First Federal Van Wert were a huge hit as were the art projects, food trucks and bands Vanity Crash and Kaitlyn Schmit & the Move.

We are offering more classes now that things are returning to our normal.

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.

Reggie the Tyrannosaurus Rex, an animated costume paid a visit to Town Creek Live this past Saturday.

Pet Portrait Class: July 22, 29, from 6-9 p.m. in our classroom in conjunction with our weekly Pint Nights. The class will be taught by Ashley McClure. Goals and objectives for this workshop will include a vast variety of painting techniques and artist exploration. Artists will create and explore freely in a fun and supportive atmosphere. By the end of the workshop, each artist will take home knowledge of different painting techniques to help aid in their continuing creative journey. Artists will also complete their very own pet portrait of their furry friend. Paint and canvasses provided, brushes available. Cost is $55 WAC member price, $65 regular price. Sign up soon, limited space available.

Acrylic Painting with artist Mike Huffman: August 5,12, 26, and September 2, 6–9 p.m. Instructor: Mike Huffman. Learn the action techniques of this professional artist while developing your own style. Cost is $55 WAC member price, $65 regular price. Supplies are required: 2) 16 x 20 canvasses available here for $6 each, our instructor recommends the following supplies available at most craft stores. Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cobalt Blue, Permanent Green light, Mars Black, Titanium White and Burnt Sienna. Brushes include: No. 12 Flat, No. 10 Flat, No. 14 Round, No. 10 Filbert. Sign up soon, limited space available.

Our next exhibit scheduled for August will feature the work of art students from Bowling Green State University. The exhibit will open on August 12 with a free, open to the public reception. We will have more information on this show very soon.

The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 1–5 p.m., Thursday from 1–9 p.m., and mornings by appointment. Closed Mondays.

We can be reached by telephone at 419.238.6837 or by email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 07/13/21 at 9:10 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

This joint is starting to jump! We have so many things going on this week. On Thursday, join us for our first in-person art opening from 6-9 p.m.

Spencer Paquette

Our 66th Anniversary Edition of the annual June Art Exhibit will feature chicken sliders and all the fixings, a cash bar, and live music by local phenom Spencer Pauquette! A special, one-time $500 Anniversary Award will go to Best of Show in 2021! As always open to the public and free entry!

The next evening we will be hosting the Van Wert Chamber of Commerce Luau with music, dancing, a cash bar, and other shenanigans. Check out the event on the Chamber website.

On June 17, we’ll break open our outdoor Beverage Bin with Tom’s Hotdogs, who will be parked out back in the art park! Maybe we’ll stream something on the outdoor stage or have someone play … suspense. 

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

Summer Art Camp at the Wass starts next week! The camp runs June 15-18. Our instructor this year is Ashley McClure of Van Wert, and she has some thoughtful and compelling projects planned. Ashley is trained in all things art and has an art degree from Purdue University. Sign up soon! Please contact our office manager at the number or email below.

Dino nests, anyone?

We are open every Thursday evening until 9 p.m. Stop by for a pint or glass of wine, and soak in or make some art, or just hang out around our cool space, indoor or outdoor. 

And, yes, Town Creek Live is back. Start adopting those prize-winning ducks and who wants to help make some giant dino nests? Give us a roar. 

The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, from 1-5 p.m., Thursday from 1-9 p.m., and mornings by appointment. Closed Mondays. We can be reached by telephone at 419.238.6837 or by email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 06/09/21 at 12:37 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?