Arts Interviews

Courtesy/Workers' Project

The 1st recorded Labor Day celebration in Fort Wayne was held in 1889--five years before the Federal Holiday was actually declared in 1894.

Courtesy/Botanical Conservatory

Each Friday evening in August, Fort Wayne's Botanical Conservatory is inviting the community to grab a lawn chair, settle in, and enjoy music that's fun and funky, creative, and upbeat.

When cellist, Jane Heald, is not in her seat at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, or mentoring her many students, she's out in the community, actively exploring and sharing the multi-faceted language of music.

Jiawei Fang

Opening tonight at the Cinema Center, "The Music of Strangers" is a new documentary by Morgan Neville that explores Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's concept of music as a universal language.

A few weeks ago, members of the Ensemble shared their techniques right here in Indiana, with the 2nd annual Global Musician Workshop, hosted by DePauw University.

Courtesy/Rick Wilson

Thanks to the Richmond Art Museum's Legacy Project, Hoosier artist, Rick Wilson is celebrating Indiana's State Park System's 100th anniversary, and the state's Bicentennial, with a traveling exhibit he calls "The Nature of Art: Painted Parks."

Courtesy/Andy Planck

Three Rivers Music Theatre is the newest edition to Fort Wayne's rich theatrical scene, and its founding artistic director, Andy Planck, is looking to put a new face on a fine old tradition.

Courtesy/Matt Kelley

There's a brand new, two-day event taking shape for September you'll likely want to put on your radar, and its bound to be making some waves.

Courtesy/JFA

The prestigious "Market Art + Design Hamptons" Art Fair began on Thursday at the Bridgehampton Museum on Long Island.

While this is out of our regular arts news coverage range, Fort Wayne's Jennifer Ford Art will be making news there, as the 1st Northern Indiana Gallery to participate in a global event of this scope.

Mandie Kolkman

This Sunday afternoon, beginning at one o'clock, The Philmore on Broadway and Soirée invite you to celebrate music, art, cuisine, and a grand old part of Fort Wayne, with the inaugural "Broadway Street Stroll."

Courtesy/Jay Carroll

Music and "music art" are a natural pairing, and beginning this Friday, Fort Wayne's Guitar Center is inaugurating a series of exhibits in its new gallery space that celebrates both.

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