Arts & Culture

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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Arts & Culture
5:37 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

"Empower Her World" Event Making Global Fashion Statement

CWOW's Nicole Moore receiving embroidery tips from a member of India's Mata Traders Cooperative.
Credit Courtesy/Nicole Moore.

If you have an eye for fashion you might want to turn it toward a global celebration of style and culture happening right here in Fort Wayne this Wednesday evening.

Creative Women of the World is rolling out the red carpet in the Auer Center ArtsLab with Empower Her World 2015, and calling all fashionistas to join the party.

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Arts & Culture
5:01 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Hundreds of Performers to Deliver "Carmina Burana" at IPFW

IPFW's Kris Sanchack and David Cooke hammering out details for their production of "Carmina Burana."
Credit Courtesy / Jamie Gregory

Since its premiere in 1937, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana remains one of the most popular pieces of the classical music repertoire.

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Arts & Culture
4:35 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Reading Into the Future: An Interview with ACPL's Greta Southard

ACPL Director Greta Southard views reading as a fundamental, lifelong learning skill.
Credit Courtesy/Greta Southard

The Allen County Public Library has been a part of Fort Wayne's social and cultural fabric since 1895.

What began as a single room in City Hall has grown to include a spacious downtown facility, with thirteen branches around the city and outlying communities.

In recent years, Fort Wayne has been cited as the Best Read City in the United States by Places Rated Almanac, due in large part to the library's collection and patrons' use of it.

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Arts & Culture
3:14 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Arts Event Celebrates Fort Wayne's Religious Diversity

Parliament of the World's Religions ambassador, Carl Jylland-Halverson with Pastor Agnes Edith Lamin at the International Christian Alliance on Prostitution.
Credit Courtesy/Carl Jylland-Halverson

This October, the Parliament of the World's Religions will convene in Salt Lake City, Utah for the largest and most historic interfaith gathering on record.

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