The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

 

What's Up at Wassenberg?

By: Hope Wallace and Kay Sluterbeck

 

Our Annual Artists’ Exhibit & Sale will be on view through December 22. The Artists’ Exhibit & Sale provides a fun offering of art and a great way to purchase original art at reasonable prices just in time for the holidays.

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

Warm Up the Ridge drive will end on December15. What began as a few armfuls of coats in the back of a pick up has grown over the last seven years to an entire semi-truck filled with space heaters, coats and blankets! Bring your gently used, clean coats, blankets or new electric space heaters to the Wassenberg Art Center to get on the truck bound for Pine Ridge Reservation for 2021! While here, visit Faces of Little Bighorn, portraits and paintings of the Lakota by Van Wert Native, David Humphreys Miller, the impetus for our annual drive. Why do we care about the Lakota who live so far away on Pine Ridge? You can find out more information here: https://fb.watch/8-O6yzAMxg/ and below are some grave statistics.

• 97 percent of residents below live below federal poverty line
• Unemployment 85 to 95 percent
• Death rate due to heart disease: twice the national average
• Infant mortality rate highest on this continent, 300 percent higher than national average
• Every year persons die from hypothermia
• Median income $4000
• 60 percent of homes are substandard without running water, electric or proper insulation
• Life expectancy 45 years old
• Over half the population deals with alcoholism
• Poorest county in over 2300 counties in the entire U.S.

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.

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Our Annual Artists’ Exhibit & Sale opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 18. The Artists’ Exhibit & Sale provides a fun offering of art and a great way to purchase original art at reasonable prices just in time for the holidays. Awards will be presented, free entry, appetizers, cash bar and live music by Aeddon Cartwright.

Warm Up the Ridge drive to benefit the residents of Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has begun at the Wassenberg Art Center

Watercolor Class: (in-house and ongoing) Tuesday mornings; 10 a.m.-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? Come and see us, we are here to help!

Mini-makers ages 4-6 will be making some holiday crafts at 6 p.m. December 2.

ArtReach, our after school art program continues through the school year. Sign up anytime. ArtReach is held on from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays. Instructor Ashley McClure has designed projects that support art training in a fun and dynamic way. Flexible participation can be month to month to accommodate busy schedules. Call the art center to sign up and/or find additional information.

Warm Up the Ridge is ongoing! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! What began as a few armfuls of coats in the back of a pick up has grown over the last seven years to an entire semi-truck filled with space heaters, coats and blankets! Bring your gently used, clean coats, blankets or new electric space heaters to the Wassenberg Art Center to get on the truck bound for Pine Ridge Reservation for 2021! While here, visit Faces of Little Bighorn, portraits and paintings of the Lakota by Van Wert Native, David Humphreys Miller, the impetus for our annual drive. Why do we care about the Lakota who live so far away on Pine Ridge? You can find out more information here: https://fb.watch/8-O6yzAMxg/ and below are some grave statistics.

• 97 percent of residents below live below federal poverty line
• Unemployment 85 to 95 percent
• Death rate due to heart disease: Twice National Average
• Infant mortality rate highest on this continent, 300 percent higher than national average
• Every year persons die from Hypothermia
• Median income $4000
• 60 percent of homes are substandard without running water, electric or proper insulation
• Life expectancy 45 years old
• Over half the population deals with alcoholism
• Poorest county in over 2300 counties in the entire U.S.

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.

Sneak peak of the 32nd Annual Artists’ Exhibit and Sale to begin November 18 at the Wassenberg Art Center.

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The 44th annual Photography Exhibit will will close on November 7 at 5 p.m. Most of these quality photographs are for sale just in time for the gift giving season.

Call for entry for our Wassenberg Artists’ Exhibit and Sale will begin on November 10, and go through November 11, 12 and 13. You may enter 5 pieces. All that is required is a Wassenberg Art Center membership! This exhibit is judged for awards but not juried. All works by WAC members is accepted! An entry form is available at the art center and online at www.wassenbergartcenter.org Our Annual Artists’ Exhibit & Sale opens November 18 at 6 p.m. The Artists’ Exhibit & Sale provides a fun offering of art and a great way to purchase original art at reasonable prices just in time for the holidays.

Watercolor Class: (in-house and ongoing) Tuesday mornings; 10 a.m.-noon. 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? Come and see us, we are here to help!

Warm Up the Ridge drive to benefit the residents of Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has begun at the Wassenberg Art Center

ArtReach, our after school art program continues through the school year. Sign up anytime. ArtReach is held on Tuesday and Thursdays 3:30 to 5 p.m. InstructorAshley McClure has designed projects that support art training in a fun and dynamic way. Flexible participation can be month to month to accommodate busy schedules. Call the art center to sign up and/or find additional information.

Warm Up the Ridge has begun for 2021! What began as a few armfuls of coats in the back of a pick up has grown over the last seven years to an entire semi-truck filled with space heaters, coats and blankets! Bring your gently used, clean coats, blankets or new electric space heaters to the Wassenberg Art Center to get on the truck bound for Pine Ridge Reservation for 2021! While here, visit Faces of Little Bighorn, portraits and paintings of the Lakota by Van Wert Native, David Humphreys Miller, the impetus for our annual drive. Why do we care about the Lakota who live so far away on Pine Ridge? You can find out more information here: https://fb.watch/8-O6yzAMxg/ and below are some grave statistics:

• 97 percent of residents below live below federal poverty line
• Unemployment 85-95 percent
• Death rate due to heart disease: Twice National Average
• Infant mortality rate highest on this continent, 300 percent higher than national average
• Every year persons die from Hypothermia
• Median income $4000
• 60 percent of homes are substandard without running water, electric or proper insulation
• Life expectancy 45 years old
• Over half the population deals with alcoholism
• Poorest county in over 2300 counties in the entire U.S.

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: 11/01/21 at 3:17 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

We will be handing out treats on October 30th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. out at our Beverage Bin! Bring your ghastly ghouls and hobgoblins to the Wass for a treat! No tricks, we promise.

The 44th annual Photography Exhibit will be on view until November 7, so take a moment to take in this excellent collection of photos dealing with beauty in all things and contemporary issues. Most works are for sale. A great space to chill with a glass of wine.

Following on the photography exhibit is our Annual Artists’ Exhibit & Sale beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 18. The 32nd Annual Artists’ Exhibit & Sale is fun offering of art for sale by our own Wassenberg artists and a great way to purchase original art at reasonable prices. Buy real art, support artists, decorate your home with cool things? Win Win!
For those who would like to submit work, a WAC membership provides the opportunity to display artwork for a month during the upcoming holiday season. Please submit your work by November 10, 11, 12 or 13. You may enter five pieces. This exhibit will be judged for awards, all art will be accepted. An entry form is available at the art center and online at www.wassenbergartcenter.org.

Watercolor Class: (in-house and ongoing) Tuesday mornings; 10 a.m.-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? Come and see us, we are here to help!

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: 10/19/21 at 11:46 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

The 44th annual Photography Exhibit opened last Thursday. You have until November 7 to take in this excellent collection of photos dealing with beauty in all things and contemporary issues. Most works are for sale. Awards were give to the following:

Charles Wassenberg Best of Show Black & White: Adam Schmersal
Charles Wassenberg Best of Show Color: Chris Herman
Van Wert County Foundation Award: William McGee
First Place, Animal Oddities: Joshua Ferris
First Place Architecture Looking Up: Chris Wasson
First Place Forest Arbor: Sarah Beth Anderson
First Place Isolation: Lori Law
First Place John Flagg Award Youth: Nancy Anderson
First Place Social Gatherings: Sharmalene Gunawardena
First Place Turmoil: Chris Wasson
Katy Mounts Award Black and White: Christopher Hattery
Cathy Huber: Katy Mounts Award Color
Second Place Animal Oddities: Storm Whitaker
Second Place Architecture Looking Up: Richard Brumbaugh
Second Place Forest Arbor: Christopher Hattery
Second Place Isolation: William Horvath
Second Place John Flagg Youth Award: Hadley Goins
Second Place Turmoil: Chris Herman
Second Place Social Gatherings: Joshua Ferris

Charles Wassenberg Best of Show Black & White: Adam Schmersal

Following on the photography exhibit is our Annual Artists’ Exhibit & Sale beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 18 at 6 p.m. The 32nd Annual Artists’ Exhibit & Sale is fun offering of art for sale by our own Wassenberg artists and a great way to purchase original art at reasonable prices. Buy real art, support artists, decorate your home with cool things? Win Win!

For those who would like to submit work, a WAC membership provides the opportunity to display artwork for a month during the upcoming holiday season. Please submit your work by November 10, 11, 12 or 13. You may enter five pieces. This exhibit will be judged for awards, all art will be accepted. An entry form is available at the art center and online at www.wassenbergartcenter.org.

Watercolor Class: (in-house and ongoing) Tuesday mornings; 10 a.m.– 12 p.m. Fee: $55 Regular, $40 WAC member cost. Instructor: Pat Rayman.
Art and Pint Nights every Thursday from 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? Come and see us, we are here to help.

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 seven and 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.

Charles Wassenberg Best of Show Color: Chris Herman

POSTED: 10/12/21 at 12:26 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Join us for our 44th annual Photography Exhibit opening reception. Besides a gallery filled with professional level photos suitable to decorate your home, we’ll be offering free appetizers and a cash bar. Drink in all the compelling images this incredible, regional exhibit has to offer. Thursday, October 7, 6–9 p.m.

Following on the photography exhibits heels is our Annual Artists’ Exhibit & Sale. The 32nd Annual Artists’ Exhibit & Sale is an offering art for sale from all Wassenberg artists. A membership fee gets artists and dabblers the opportunity to display artwork for a month during the upcoming holiday season. Please submit your work by November 10, 11, 12 or 13. You may enter 5 pieces. This exhibit will be judged for awards, all art will be accepted. An entry form is available at the art center and online at www.wassenbergartcenter.org.

Hidden from View by Adam Schmersal

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 seven and 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.

October by Lana Pendelton Hall

POSTED: 10/06/21 at 8:43 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

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.

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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?