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Monday, Sep. 28, 2020

 

What's Up at Wassenberg?

By: Hope Wallace and Kay Sluterbeck

 

Pint Night continues in the Art Park, join us! We have $2 domestics available too! Bring a blankie, lawn chair, easel, etc. This week it is on, so bring yourselves and be prepared to continue to battle the Covid monster. 

Attention all photographers! Call for Entry! The 43rd annual Wassenberg Photography Exhibit deadline to enter your photos is September 25. This exhibit is open to amateur and professional photographers and youth. With 2020 being a memorable year, we’ve introduced new categories! They include World on Fire, Abandoned Architecture & Machinery, Landscape Montage, Pandemic, Macro Food, and Natural Oddities.

In place of our regular after school art program, we will be providing ArtReach (in a box)! These unique boxes are designed by art professionals and will contain 3-4 projects, just like our monthly in-person classes. It’s even more important now to provide a way to supplement crucial art programming for your child’s education. 

We will continue our wassenBox art subscription service and they will continue to magically arrive in the mailbox of your young artist. Sign up and forget it! Email info@wassenbergartcenter.org or call 419.238.6837 to sign up for ArtReach (in a box) or the wassenBox. 

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

Call or email to sign up. 

The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. in Van Wert. We can also be reached by telephone at 419.238.6837 or by email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org.  

POSTED: 09/24/20 at 12:55 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Call for art! Whoa … isn’t life weird (and a little scary)? Impact! We are now accepting art for our next exhibit Impact!. Bring us your musings, your art work, doodles, crochet work, any creative results you use to cope in these weird, weird times.

One of the projects inside the (art)Camp in a Box at the Wassenberg Art Center: Paint your own backpack 

Whether the pandemic has you down, the political climate has you steaming, or if you are passionate about social injustices or simply can’t get Joe Exotic out of your head — and don’t forget the murder hornets — bring us your art. Show us in art how 2020 has impacted you.

Artwork will be accepted Thursday, August 6, 1-9 p.m., August 7, 1-5 p.m., and Saturday, August 8, 1-5 p.m. The Impact! Exhibit will run August 13-Sept. 20.

Our wassenBox art subscriptions service continues to be available and magically arrive at your home for your young artist. Sign up and forget it! These in-house designed kits provide an economical and convenient way to supplement crucial art involvement for your child’s education. Each box $22 and automatically renews until you cancel. Sign up here: www.wassenbergartcenter.org. or call 419.238.6837 for alternative ways to subscribe.

We have some (art)Camp in-a Box No. 2 left over! Come and get yours! One box includes 5-7 different and unique projects! Call soon; once gone, they’ll be gone! (art)Camps in-a Box start at $30 and comes packed with up to 5-7 projects for all ages. Pointillism backpacks, Lakota teepees, Yooperlites, reverse transfer watercolor, and Luminary Lanterns are included in our second round of art boxes. Boxes can be picked up at the art center or they can be shipped for an extra fee. Want to purchase online? Click here: https://wassenbergartcenter.org/product/artcamp-in-a-box-member/

Market at the Wass continues every Saturday morning 9 a.m. to noon. Follow around back to the market in the art park!

Pint Nights have been occurring every Thursday in the Art Park, 7-9 p.m. Each night we will be sampling some interesting brews from our region. We also have all the old favorites available too! Bring a blankie, lawn chair, easel, or cornhole games … bring the guitars, ukuleles, or kazoos. Even while we have been maintaining some distancing and wearing masks, Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Van Wert County. We will assess each week whether to gather on Thursdays. Check social media to see if “it’s on”. 

Watercolor Class (ongoing): Has returned, (with precautions) Tuesday mornings; 10 a.m.-noon. Fee: $55 Regular, $40 WAC member cost. Instructor: Pat Rayman. 

Stained glass classes are back on the books! Check our Facebook page or give us a call for all the particulars. 

The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St., Van Wert. We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837 or by email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 08/05/20 at 9:38 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Our 65th annual June Art Exhibit is on view and for sale in-house and online. The exhibit runs through August 2.  Art can be purchased in-house or directly through our website under the tab “Buy Art”. Artwork will ship out of the art center after purchase.

Our wassenBox art subscriptions service continues to be available and magically arrive at your home for your young artist. Sign up and forget it! These in-house designed kits provide an economical and convenient way to supplement crucial art involvement for your child’s education. Each box $22 and automatically renews until you cancel. Sign up here: www.wassenbergartcenter.org. or call 419.238.6837 for alternative ways to subscribe.

(art)Camp in-a Box orders for July now being accepted at the Wassenberg Art Center

The Wassenberg is a great alternative space for a safe and awesome venue. We are happy to accept smaller capacity rentals for meetings, parties, etc. Give us a call if you need to gather. Our gallery is also an awesome space to hold meetings with plenty of room for social distancing! 

Sign up now for the July (art)Camp in-a Box! One box, up to seven different and unique projects! Call soon, we will make up to 50 boxes and once gone, they’ll be gone! (art)Camps in-a Box start at $30 and comes packed with up to 5-7 projects for all ages. Our first box contained Bug houses, kaleidoscope kits, teeny tennies, color diffusing projects and a couple extras. Boxes can be picked up at the art center or they can be shipped for an extra fee. Want to purchase online? Click here: 

Market at the Wass continues every Saturday morning 9 a.m. to noon. We will be out back serving drinks and we have an arty garage sale too!

Pint night and art night are now featured every Thursday in the Art Park, 7-9 p.m. Each night we will be sampling some interesting brews from our region. We also have all the old favorites available too! Bring a blankie, lawn chair, easel, or cornhole games…bring the guitars, ukuleles, or kazoos. Due to increasing Covid cases we urge you to maintain distancing and wear a mask. 

Watercolor Class (ongoing): Has returned, (with precautions) Tuesday mornings; 10 a.m.-noon. Fee: $55 Regular, $40 WAC member cost. Instructor: Pat Rayman. 

Stained Glass Classes are back on the books! Check our Facebook page or give us a call for all the particulars. 

The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street, Van Wert. We can also be reached by telephone at 419.238.6837 or by email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org.

IMPACT! Call for Entry. We will be hosting a pop cup exhibit in late August and September on how recent times have impacted you. Details in the news and social media soon!

POSTED: 07/23/20 at 7:02 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Our 65th annual June Art Exhibit is on view and for sale in-house and online. Art can be purchased in-house or directly through our website under the tab “Buy Art”. Artwork will ship out of the art center after purchase.

Our wassenBox art subscriptions service continues to be available and magically arrive at your home for your young artist. Sign up and forget it! These in-house designed kits provide an economical and convenient way to supplement crucial art involvement for your child’s education. Each box $22 and automatically renews until you cancel. Sign up here: www.wassenbergartcenter.org. or call 419.238.6837 for alternative ways to subscribe.

The Wassenberg is a great alternative space for a safe and awesome venue. We are happy to accept smaller capacity rentals for meetings, parties, etc. Give us a call if you need to gather. Our gallery is also an awesome space to hold meetings with plenty of room for social distancing! 

(art)Camp in-a Box orders for July now being accepted at Wassenberg Art Center

Sign up now for the July (art)Camp in-a Box! One box, up to seven different and unique projects! Call soon, we will make up to 50 boxes and once gone, they’ll be gone! (art)Camps in-a Box start at $30 and comes packed with up to 5-7 projects for all ages. Our first box contained Bug houses, kaleidoscope kits, teeny tennies, color diffusing projects and a couple extras. Boxes can be picked up at the art center or they can be shipped for an extra fee. Want to purchase online? Click here: 

Market at the Wass is back on July 11. We will be out back serving drinks and we have an arty garage sale too!

Pint night and art night returns in the Art Park! (with precautions) Thursday, July 9, 7-9 p.m. We will be sampling some interesting brews from Heidelberg Distributing. Bring a blankie, lawn chair, easel, or cornhole games … we will stream some tunes unless you bring the guitars, ukuleles, or kazoos. Due to increasing Covid-19 cases we urge you to maintain distancing and wear a mask. 

Watercolor Class (ongoing): Has returned, (with precautions) Tuesday mornings; 10 a.m.-noon. Fee: $55 Regular, $40 WAC member cost. Instructor: Pat Rayman. 

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 or by email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 07/07/20 at 10:05 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Some of you may not know we rent out the Wassenberg for an awesome venue. We are happy to announce we are again accepting smaller capacity rentals. Give us a call if you need to gather. Our gallery is also an awesome space to hold meetings with plenty of room for social distancing! 

Our 65th annual June Art Exhibit is on view and for sale in-house and online. Art can be purchased in-house or directly through our website. Artwork will ship out of the art center after purchase. We wish to congratulate the June Art Exhibit award winners! Honorable mentions were sponsored by judge Dr. William Horvath of Sylvania. 

“Outnumbered” by Martin Chapius won the Van Wert County Foundation Award in the Wassenberg annual June Art Exhibit 

Martin Chappuies — Van Wert County Foundation Grand Award ($400)
Jenny King — Charles F. Wassenberg Award ($250)
Pauline Kinsinger Edie Watts — David Humphreys Miller Award ($170)
Linda Eachus Pelton — Douglas Edward Koch Memorial Award ($150)
Kelly Massillo — Gertrude Sluterbeck Memorial Award ($25)
Jan Boone — Marguerite Fryer Award ($100)
Penny Wiseman — Marilla T. Connors Memorial Award ($150)
Mary Nott — Pat Pancake Award ($50)
Jennifer Sowders — Sara Green Memorial Award ($150)
Thomas Lehman — Vera Woodruff Wassenberg Award ($200)
Kimberly Roric — Wassenberg Art Center Award ($55)
TR Steiner — Wassenberg Art Center Award ($55)
Steve Vachon — Wassenberg Art Center Award ($55)
Mary Mossing Krueger — Honorable Mention
Mike Huffman — Honorable Mention ($25)
Sue Davis — Honorable Mention ($25)
Valerie McBride — Honorable Mention ($25)
Robin Hawkins — Honorable Mention ($25)

Our wassenBoxes continue to be available and magically arrive at your home for your young artist. Sign up and forget it! These in-house designed kits provide an economical and convenient way to supplement crucial art involvement for your child’s education. Each box $22 and automatically renews until you cancel. Sign up here: www.wassenbergartcenter.org. or call 419.238.6837 for alternative ways to participate.

Our first round of (art)Camps in a Box sold out so fast! Thank you all for purchasing these art project boxes! If you did not get the box in June, we will be designing the July box very soon. We suggest you call and get placed on our waiting list so you don’t miss out on round two!  In case you need the details, (art)Camps in-a Box start at $30 this art “camp” comes packed with up to 5-7 projects for all ages. Our first box contained Bug houses, kaleidoscope kits, teeny tennies, color diffusing projects and a couple extras. Boxes can be picked up at the art center or they can be shipped for an extra fee. Want to purchase online? Click here: 

(art)Camp in-a Box No. 2 will again be available in July through the Wassenberg Art Center

Come and visit us at Market at the Wass in the Art Park! We are serving smoothies, Mimosas, and coffee! Yoga in the gallery, and coming on June 27 … Market Marys! Market Marys are gourmet Bloody Marys using our special recipe. A meal in a glass. Board members Emily and Matt Hoskins are bringing their secret recipe to serve up these yummy cocktails.

Watercolor Class (ongoing): Has returned, (with precautions) Tuesday mornings; 10 a.m.-noon. Fee: $55 Regular, $40 WAC member cost. Instructor: Pat Rayman. 

Stay tuned for the following coming in July. More (for real) classes.

Pint night and art night returns in the Art Park! (with precautions) Thursday, July 2, 6-9 p.m. We will be sampling some new brews from Heidelberg Distributing and working on hosting some music. Bring a blankie, lawn chair, easel, Cornhole games … we miss you.

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 or email at info@wasssenbergartcenter.org.  

POSTED: 06/24/20 at 11:28 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Hello world! We are back at our regularly scheduled column site here in the Van Wert independent. It’s good to be here. Whenever anyone has been away a long time, there is much to catch up on. 

We have been fortunate and weathered the storm thus far and like all of you, have had to leap hurdles of change to adapt to our current world. Thank you for your continued support. We are still kicking. 

Teeny Tennies is just one of the projects included in the new (art) Camp in-a Box available at the Wassenberg Art Center June 18.

The 65th annual June Art Exhibit carries on with a few modifications. First cool thing is we have created an online store where you can view art from our exhibits and our gift shop. Second cool thing, the art exhibit will be shown in the gallery and we encourage you to come and visit with precautions. IF you can’t make it or don’t feel comfortable you can access the exhibit in our online store for viewing and/or making a purchase. Art is in-house and ready to ship or pick up. 

Our wassenBoxes. continue to be available and magically arrive at your home for your young artist. Sign up and forget it! These in-house designed kits provide an economical and convenient way to supplement crucial art involvement for your child’s education. Each box $22 and automatically renews until you cancel. Sign up here: www.wassenbergartcenter.org. or call 419.238.6837 for alternative ways to participate.

It’s summer and that is art camp season! Wait … while we aren’t getting together this year, we have developed (art)Camp in a Box! Starting at $30 this art “camp” comes packed with up to 5 projects for all ages. Bug houses, kaleidoscope kits, teeny tennies, color diffusing projects are just some of the cool things that we are creating for you. Boxes can be picked up at the art center beginning June 18 or they can be shipped for an extra fee. Want to purchase online? Click here: 
https://wassenbergartcenter.org/product/artcamp-in-a-box-member/

We are also providing the YWCA with art back packs that will accompany their lunch packs. 

Come and visit us at Market at the Wass in the Art Park! We are serving smoothies, Mimosas and coffee! Yoga in the gallery, and coming soon … Market Marys! Market Marys are gourmet Bloody Marys using our special recipe. A meal in a glass. Stay tuned. 

Watercolor Class (ongoing): Has returned, (with precautions) Tuesday mornings; 10 a.m.-noon. Fee: $55 Regular, $40 WAC member cost. Instructor: Pat Rayman. 

Stay tuned for the following coming in July. More (for real) classes. Pint nights and art nights, will also be making a return beginning in the art park. 

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 or email info@wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 06/17/20 at 8:22 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

There aren’t the usual exhibits, events, and art classes to share during these unprecedented challenges we all face. So I’m writing to all from me, from my new office, in my kitchen. It’s not a terrible place to be. My Labrador, Tate, is enjoying freedom from his crate. Plus, there are snacks close by. 

Many home offices have sprouted up around the country. This is mine. 

Matt, our office manager, Joe our event coordinator, and I have been brainstorming ways to continue to serve our area through the arts. We like to think we are essential in a support way, by helping to keep young people busy while they adjust to different learning techniques, hanging around the house by offering alternative ways to create. 

We will soon be posting some online demonstrations from our home studios (aka hamster holes) so the public can observe artists in their natural habitats! Matt, an exceptional artist will demonstrate some printmaking, drawing on a Wacom tablet, and maybe some other drawing/painting techniques. Joe will demonstrate some stained glass work, and I will be showing some ceramics techniques. 

The Magic Art Supply Box that sits outside by our fish pond is stuffed full of free art supplies! Go take something and show us on social media what you made. We also accept donations of art supplies such as crayons, sketchpads, watercolors, colored pencils, acrylic paint and tiny canvases. Please email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org if you would like to contribute.

We are accepting black and white line art drawings in a vertical format until Thursday, March 26 for incorporation into adult and youth coloring books. You will be able to download the coloring book from our Facebook page or email us a request. If you would like to enter your art, the winning artist wins $150. Email us at info@wassenbergartcenter.org for the details. We do have one printed version of coloring book available now in the Magic Art Supply Box. This is an illustrated book of African proverbs by Gary Friar, an artist friend located in South Africa.

Printed and downloadable coloring books are being made by the Wassenberg Art Center and are located in their free art supply box

In addition, we will post a video of our current exhibit, Pop of Color by Mary Hopson. Unfortunately, the art center had to close the day after she dropped off her paintings! These paintings are for sale and at very reasonable prices. We will also talk about our permanent exhibit Faces of Little Bighorn by Van Wert native, David Humphreys Miller. There are some stories there!

For cooped up kids (big and small), we offer our wassenBox. wassenBox is a monthly craft box subscription which arrives in the mail. Each box is designed and created by the Wassenberg staff — so each box is completely unique. Aside from all the benefits of art supplementation, this can keep young people busy for hours. Each kit arrives complete with supplies, a welcome poster, with coordinating stickers and a specially designed activity/instruction book. Crafts for two separate age groups are available, ages 3-7 and 7 and up. Kits are gender neutral. Sign up anytime at $22 per month. wassenBox automatically renews until you cancel. Sign up here: www.wassenbergartcenter.org. or email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org for alternative ways to participate.

Stay well, make stuff. 

POSTED: 03/25/20 at 8:57 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

The American Watercolor Society traveling exhibit will be on the next leg of its journey and travel to Maryland. Check it out before it disappears. Check out astonishing works created by artists from the world including, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Spain. Most of the paintings are for sale and can make an excellent investment.

Pop of Color, the works of artist Mary Hopson, will open March 20-April 5. 

On March 20 we will open the exhibit Pop of Color with Mary Hopson of Fennville. This is the debut for this artist and will feature approximately 25 paintings that will leap off the walls. 

The wassenBoxes keep marching out the door! We will be shipping for March soon. Hmm … what could March’s box hold? 

Each box is delivered monthly, is designed and created by the Wassenberg staff, so each box is unique. This is an economical and convenient way to supplement art programming which has been on the decline in schools for some time. This is important because broad exposure to the arts can enhance academic performance, increase graduation rates and even improve SAT scores.

The kit arrives in the mail complete with supplies, a welcome sticker poster and a specially designed activity/instruction book. Crafts for two separate age groups are available, ages 3-7 and 7 and up. Kits are gender neutral. Sign up anytime at $22 per month. wassenBox automatically renews until you cancel. Sign up at www.wassenbergartcenter.org. or call 419.238.6837 for alternative ways to participate.

If your young artist prefers hands on, students can sign up for our ArtReach after school art program any month and stop if schedules become hectic then sign up again when convenient! With cooped up winter coming on, art can be a great outlet! This art program also provides much needed support in the arts which assist a myriad of academics, like improved math and critical thinking skills. Our instructor Gabriel Yahl is a, professional artist and art educator with 10-plus years of art experience. Please contact the art center to sign up, scholarships available.

Acrylic painting with instructor Mike Huffman will begin March 3. Openings are still available.

The Wassenberg Art Center provides custom designed art, craft and creative classes and parties for private groups. Need a unique party option? Give us a call. What do you all want to make? Contact us and we will brainstorm your next gathering for original experiences.

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

Acrylic Painting: Instructor Mike Huffman returns March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 to instruct in Acrylic painting. Cost is $50 WAC members and $60 regular price. Mike is a life-long art instructor and professional painter whose large format, impactful paintings hang in spaces across the country. To register, contact 419.238.6837 or info@wassenbergartcenter.org.

Materials required, please inquire. 

ArtNight: Every Thursday 6-9 p.m. Free. Artist/instructors on hand to help with your project.

Pint Night! February 27; 6-9 p.m. We will be showcasing our neighbor Rockford’s Second Crossing Brew Company! Musician for the evening will be Van Wert’s Aubrey Gebert. Free entry and open to all as always. Two Bandits returns in March and we get to listen to Josh Silas!

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 or email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 02/27/20 at 8:02 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Want a super easy way to collect original art of your surrounding community? Each year the Wassenberg Art Center creates one-of-a-kind, hand-pulled prints of our grounds and Van Wert. Each print is given to anyone who purchases a $45 family membership to the Wassenberg Art Center!

Bandit, the Thieving Raccoon (who graces the Teen Creek footbridge) will be the subject of our original, individually tinted, signed, and numbered print series for the Wassenberg Art Center.

Our second piece in the series is created by Matt Temple, WAC office manager, and features a drawing of Bandit, the Thieving Raccoon sculpture, which sits on the Town Creek footbridge. This type of art is carved onto a linoleum block, then individually printed, tinted, numbered, and signed by Matt. This is a great way to support your community and get real art for a great price. 

You can join the art center to get your free Bandit, online at www.wassenbergartcenter.org, by email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org, or by calling 419.238.6837.

The second installment of Watercolor Winter will be on view through March 8. The American Watercolor Society traveling exhibit features works created by artists from all over the United States and the world including, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Spain. Most of the paintings are for sale and can make an excellent investment.

The time is now to sign up for the next round of wassenBoxes. Our in-house designed craft kit for young people arrives in your mailbox monthly, with complete supplies to make a unique craft. This is an economical and convenient way to supplement crucial art involvement for your child’s education.  Broad exposure to the arts can enhance academic performance, increase graduation rates and even improve SAT scores. The kit contains supplies, a welcome sticker poster and a specially designed activity/instruction book. Crafts for two separate age groups are available, ages 3-7 and 7 and up. Kits are gender neutral. Each box $22 and automatically renews until you cancel. Sign up here: www.wassenbergartcenter.org. or call 419.238.6837 for alternative ways to participate.

If your young artist prefers hands on, students can sign up for our ArtReach after school art program any month and stop if schedules become hectic then sign up again when convenient! With cooped up winter coming on, art can be a great outlet! This art program also provides much needed support in the arts which assist a myriad of academics, like improved math and critical thinking skills. Our instructor Gabriel Yahl is a, professional artist and art educator with 10-plus years of art experience. Please contact the art center to sign up, scholarships available.

The Wassenberg Art Center provides custom designed art, craft and creative classes and parties for private groups. Need a unique party option? Give us a call. What do you all want to make? Contact us and we will brainstorm your next gathering for original experiences.

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

Beginner Stained Glass: Learn the basics of making stained glass and take home your very own sun catcher. Participants will learn how to cut, shape, foil-wrap, and solder a small stained-glass project using the Tiffany foil-wrap method. Class participants will be able to choose from a few select projects. Several project options are available. February 22: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fee: $45 WAC members cost, $55 Regular price. Instructor: Joe Balyeat.

Portraits Made Easy: February 6, 13, 20, 6-9 p.m. You can still jump in on the portrait action. Our skilled instructor, Gabriel Yahl will guide you through the process like a sailboat on calm seas. Materials provided. Bring photographs or magazine clippings for reference. $40 WAC members, $50 regular price. Sign up now. Pay upon arrival.

Acrylic Painting: Sign up soon, this class is popular! Instructor Mike Huffman returns March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 to instruct in Acrylic painting. Cost is $50 WAC members and $60 regular price. Mike is a life-long art instructor and professional painter whose large format, impactful paintings hang in spaces across the country. To register call: 419.238.6837 or email at the above email address.

Materials required, please inquire. 

ArtNight: Every Thursday 6-9 p.m. Free. Artist/instructors on hand to help with your project.

Rockford’s brand new Second Crossing Brew Company, Aubrey Gebert, and Rockford Carryout’s unique beer cheese and soft pretzels will be featured February 27 for Pint Night at the Wassenberg Art Center.

Pint Night! February 27; 6-9 p.m. We will be showcasing our neighbor Rockford’s brand new, Second Crossing Brew Co. and special recipe beer cheese and soft pretzels by Rockford Carryout! Musician for the evening will be Van Wert’s, Aubrey Gebert. Free entry and open to all as always. Tastings are free, cash bar.

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 or email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 02/20/20 at 8:37 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Thanks to all who attended and entered their recipes for Soups vs. Soups! We had a great turnout following the Main Street Van Wert Chocolate Walk last Friday. We will offer this event for the next Chocolate Walk so be thinking of recipes to enter! A special thank you to Van Wert Manor for all their support and assistance!

Wassenberg Art Center Soups vs Soups competitors (from the left) Joy Short of the Farmer’s Daughter, Thad Davis (first place), Cindy Amweg (second place), and Mary Beth Bissel.

The second installment of “Watercolor Winter” will be on view through March 8. The American Watercolor Society traveling exhibit features works created by artists from all over the United States and the world including, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Spain. Most of the paintings are for sale and can make an excellent investment.

Paint your own Squishies! Our third round of wassenBoxes will be shipping soon and are a great idea for Valentine’s Day! Each box arrives in your mailbox monthly, is designed and created by the Wassenberg staff, so each box is unique. This is an economical and convenient way to supplement art programming which has been on the decline in schools for some time. This is important because broad exposure to the arts can enhance academic performance, increase graduation rates and even improve SAT scores. The kit arrives in the mail complete with supplies, a welcome sticker poster and a specially designed activity/instruction book. Crafts for two separate age groups are available, ages 3-7 and 7 and up. Kits are gender neutral. Sign up anytime at $22 per month. wassenBox automatically renews until you cancel. Sign up here: www.wassenbergartcenter.org. or call 419.238.6837 for alternative ways to participate.

If your young artist prefers hands on, students can sign up for our ArtReach after school art program any month and stop if schedules become hectic then sign up again when convenient! With cooped up winter coming on, art can be a great outlet! This art program also provides much needed support in the arts which assist a myriad of academics, like improved math and critical thinking skills. Our instructor Gabriel Yahl is a, professional artist and art educator with 10-plus years of art experience. Please contact the art center to sign up, scholarships available.

The Wassenberg Art Center provides custom designed art, craft and creative classes and parties for private groups. Need a unique party option? Give us a call. What do you all want to make? Contact us and we will brainstorm your next gathering for original experiences.

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

Aubrey Gebert of Van Wert (above) and Second Crossing Brew Company of Rockford will be featured at Wassenberg Art Center’s Pint Night on February 27.

Beginner Stained Glass: Learn the basics of making stained glass and take home your very own sun catcher. Participants will learn how to cut, shape, foil-wrap, and solder a small stained-glass project using the Tiffany foil-wrap method. Class participants will be able to choose from a few select projects. Several project options are available. February 22: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fee: $45 WAC members cost, $55 Regular price. Instructor: Joe Balyeat.

Portraits Made Easy: February 6, 13, 20, 6-9 p.m. The ever intimidating portrait…not anymore. Our skilled instructor, Gabriel Yahl will guide you through the process like a sailboat on calm seas. Materials provided. Bring photographs or magazine clippings for reference. $40 WAC members, $50 regular price. Sign up now. Pay upon arrival.

Acrylic Painting: Instructor Mike Huffman returns March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 to instruct in Acrylic painting. Cost is $50 WAC members and $60 regular price. Mike is a life-long art instructor and professional painter whose large format, impactful paintings hang in spaces across the country. To Register Call: 419.238.6837 or email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org. Materials required, please inquire. 

ArtNight: Every Thursday 6-9 p.m. Free. Artist/instructors on hand to help with your project.

Pint Night! February 27; 6-9 p.m. We will be showcasing our neighbor Rockford’s Second Crossing Brew Company! Musician for the evening will be Van Wert’s Aubrey Gebert. Free entry and open to all as always. 

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 or email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org

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