Baby face jar by Robert Minto is an example of works for sale in the Artists’ Exhibit and Sale at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photos submitted)
Baby face jar by Robert Minto is an example of works for sale in the Artists’ Exhibit and Sale at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photos submitted)
Our annual Artists’ Exhibit & Sale will be on view through Dec. 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.

Art and Pint Nights are 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!

We will be hosting an Elf Workshop, an evening watercolor class and a pottery class in the near future. Please contact the art center for details.

Sign up young artists anytime for ArtReach, our after school art program. It is held on Tuesday and Thursdays 3:30 to 5 p.m. Instructor Ashley McClure has designed projects that support art training in a fun and dynamic way. Flexible participation can be month to month and accommodates busy schedules.

Warm Up the Ridge drive will end on Dec. 15. 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% of residents below live below federal poverty line

• Unemployment 85% to 95%

• Death rate due to heart disease: Twice National Average

• Infant mortality rate highest on this continent, 300% higher than national average

• Every year persons die from Hypothermia

• Median income $4000

• 60% 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.