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The Last Richmond Art Exhibition

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The Last Richmond Art Exhibition

Willard City Schools Elementary Art Department

Richmond School Art Exhibition

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Opening Reception Saturday, May 23, 2015 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

at The Art Junction

2634 Prairie Street, New Haven, Ohio 44850 next to the New Haven United Methodist Church

Regular Gallery Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays, May 23 – May 30, 2015 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Special showings upon request!

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Come view the paintings of Richmond School’s 6th grade visual art students, digital photography of the 5th grade students, and cooperative sculpture by the 4th grade students under the direction of artist/teacher Kevin Casto. 6th grade students explored the theme of popular culture with mixed media on 16 x 20” canvases. 5th grade students explored their environment through digital photography, and 4th grade students created a cooperative sculpture based on the art of Jean Dubuffet. PLEASE SUPPORT the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them.

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The students’ paintings and photographs will be on sale during the exhibit. All proceeds from the sale of their artwork will be placed in the art fund for the Elementary Art Program. We hope you will participate! Their artwork would be a great addition to your home, business or organization!

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The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.

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The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! For more information on this or future programs at the Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, Email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog http://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

2008-14 Art Review & Sale

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Come view over 170 canvases from six years of emerging talent from the visual art students of Richmond, New Haven, Central and the former Greenfield Schools from the 2008-2014 school years.

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Under the direction of artist/teacher Kevin Casto, students have been introduced to painting and explored various themes, concepts and skills along with color theory and art history with mixed mediums on 16 x 20” canvas.

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PLEASE SUPPORT the emerging art talents of these young artists by attending their exhibition this spring as they visually express themselves and the greater community around them. This work has been on permanent display in the various elementary buildings and the board of education.  Now see the work collectively in one exhibit as we transition into the new Willard Schools facility.

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The students’ paintings will be on sale during the exhibit for $20 each. All proceeds from the sale of their artwork will be placed in the art fund for the Elementary Art Program. Their artwork would be a great addition to your home, business or organization!

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The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.

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The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! For more information on this or future programs at the Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, Email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog http://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

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Third graders visited the Art Junction this fall to view the Charles Casto Retrospective exhibition.

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Students and teachers had a great time viewing the work of local art pioneer Charles Casto.

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Everyone enjoyed seeing the various examples and exhibits of the artist’s varied work from sculpture, drawings and paintings to examples of his carvings.

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Students had many questions about the life of the artist who was the first art teacher at the Willard City Schools.

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The third graders enjoyed seeing the art work of former students of the artist.

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Some of Charles’ former students have become professional artists, such as Don Moore and Steve Axtel, while others have made art a serious pursuit or hobby.

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It was a great field trip for the students to connect with local art in their community and to learn about the art history of their town.

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Take the time to support the arts in your local community by visiting a gallery, museum, concert or theatrical production.  It will grow your visual perception of the world you live in!