Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
1:05 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Cooking Out is In: The Thrill of the Grill

Lacy Curry and Lee Albright agree that restaurant-style barbecuing like this can be adapted for home grilling.
Credit Courtesy/Lacy Curry

To many folks, barbecue is synonymous with outdoor celebrations and American holidays, and let's face it, there are about as many styles of barbecuing as there are opinions -- everyone's got their own!

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Arts & Culture
4:50 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Despite Evolving Tech, Two Wheels Still Deliver Simple Pleasures

Service manager Tim Wegner and Event Coordinator James Holm on the job at Summit City Bicycles and Fitness.
Credit Summit City Bicycles and Fitness

Bicycles first hit the streets in the 19th century, and since then, the basics of the bike haven't changed that much. At its simplest, it's just a chain, crank, two wheels and some forward motion.

What has changed: taste and technology. Today's sophisticated machines are designed to fit any lifestyle -- sometimes with a price tag that rivals that of a small car.

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Arts & Culture
4:44 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Volkswagen's Iconic Appeal Drives Old Fort VW Club

This unique Vokswagen Van collection is a real crowd pleaser at Old Fort VW Club Car Shows.
Credit Courtesy/Kyle Shepherd

Volkswagen has been going strong since 1937, maintaining a global presence on the road, as well as in the hearts of auto enthusiasts young and old.

Small Wonder? Well...yes.

When WBOI's Julia Meek learned about the hobbyist-driven Old Fort VW Club, she decided to meet with their president, Kyle Shepherd to discuss the car's iconic appeal right here in Fort Wayne.

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Arts & Culture
12:33 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

TV Icon Regis Philbin Offers Advice for New Graduates

Regis Philbin met with reporters at Trine University last week.
Credit Trine University

It’s graduation season, and last weekend Trine University in Angola welcomed  television legend Regis Philbin to Indiana. WBOI’s Virginia Alvino got to meet the cultural icon, and has this appreciation. 

Last Friday, Regis Philbin told journalists he wasn’t sure yet what he was going to say to Trine University graduates. But come on, after more than 50 years in  television, this man’s never lost for words. 

“But they’re all smarter than me," says Philbin, "they’re all engineers, they’re going out, they’re gonna change everything, I think it’s great.”

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Arts & Culture
6:30 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Fort Wayne Native Scores Big With First Feature Film

Credit Oscilloscope Laboratories

This weekend, Cinema Center will feature a special screening of the independent film, Animals

The movie was directed by Fort Wayne native Collin Schiffli. And it’s picking up accolades, and a lot of attention.

Last year, Animals won the “Courage by Storytelling” award at the South by Southwest Film Festival and has been picked up for national distribution.

And at 28 years old, Schiffli is younger than your typical feature film director. 

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Arts & Culture
1:58 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Mikautadze Dance Theatre Puts "Abstractions in Motion"

Mikautadze Dance Theatre's company readies for "Abstractions in Motion", a multi-media collaboration.
Credit Courtesy/MDT

Mikautadze Dance Theatre is celebrating its third full-length season as company-in-residence at IPFW's College of Visual and Performing Arts this year.

The group's latest show, Abstractions in Motion, features collaborations across artistic elements, individual artists, and genres.

WBOI's Julia Meek met with MDT directors Elizabeth and David Mikautadze, to discuss the finer points of translating abstraction in the art of dance.

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Arts & Culture
4:55 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

"Shakespeare at Pendleton" Brings the Bard to Life Behind Bars

"Shakespeare at Pendleton" actors presenting a prison group premiere of "Coriolanus" to fellow inmates.
Credit Courtesy/Jack Heller

The study of William Shakespeare and his plays is making its way into more prisons each year, thanks, in part, to people like Huntington University professor Dr. Jack Heller.

Heller launched his Shakespeare at Pendleton program back in the fall of 2013. Last week, his eighteen inmate actors staged a "prison group premiere" of their interpretation of Coriolanus.

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Arts & Culture
10:19 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Artlink's CSA Flips the Economic Model for Artists, Buyers

Artlink Executive Director Amber Foster.
Credit Courtesy / Amber Foster

Fort Wayne’s Artlink is trying out a new economic model for connecting artists and art enthusiasts.

Recently, the nonprofit gallery recruited nine artists and paid them upfront for work they’ll release this summer.

Now, they’re appealing to the region's art lovers to buy a share of that work.

It’s called Community Supported Art, and it’s a reversal of the typical model in which artists create work that may or may not be purchased down the road. The program is based on a similar model developed in Minneapolis.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Extended Interview: Jennifer Ford on the Study of Arts Economies

Jennifer Ford is a corporate art consultant for Choice Designs Inc. in Fort Wayne, and recently spoke at Christie's International Auction House in New York City.
Credit Courtesy / Jennifer Ford

Christie’s in New York City is the largest fine arts auction house in the world.

Earlier this month it held its second annual symposium, bringing experts together to discuss various issues facing the art world.

This year, seven international speakers addressed a question: should art history include the study of arts markets and economics?

One of those speakers was Fort Wayne’s own Jennifer Ford, a corporate art consultant for Choice Designs.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

New Fort Wayne Arts & Culture Magazine: A "Sneak Pique"

Mariah Knight and staff of "Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture" proudly display their premiere issue.
Credit Bambi Guthrie

Last year, University of Saint Francis student Mariah Knight created a mock arts magazine for her senior graphic design project.

But once graduated and employed in the print industry, she found that she couldn't resist doing one "for real" -- now Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture will be hitting the streets on April 25th.

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