Fort Wayne Artists

Courtesy/Smithsonian Institute

Fort Wayne sculptor, Hector Garcia, has established a reputation for his craft over the past 40 years, on regional, national and international levels.

Courtesy/Tim Johnson

Oil painter, Tim Johnson, is a Fort Wayne native, with a passion for the craft he pursues to the fullest--here, as well as at his 2nd live-in studio space, in Seborga, Italy.

Courtesy/Tobias Studios

Muralist Jerrod Tobias has a big commitment to Fort Wayne's public art scene, and a growing number of communal paintings to prove it.

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.

Courtesy/Karen Thompson

Artlink Contemporary Gallery maintains a vibrant presence on the Fort Wayne arts scene, and it all began in one art lover's living room, back in the 1970's.

Karen Thompson traces this history in her new book, "Art in the City: An Artist Looks at the Gallery Movement in Fort Wayne: Artlink."

WBOI's Julia Meek met with Thompson to discuss the era, its advocates, and the impact this movement has had.

Courtesy/Julie Wall

Americans purchase approximately 6.5 billion greeting cards each year.

Here in Fort Wayne, Julie Wall, owner of Hedgehog Press, caters to some of that demand with a variety of fine art cards, and teaches the craft as well.

Courtesy/Artlink

Artlink's Second Chances Exhibit opens this Friday and gives visitors a chance to learn about redemption, up close and personal.

Courtesy/Artlink

Maury Papier has made a broad and colorful imprint on Fort Wayne's art scene, with his distinctive paintings, as well as his legacy in art education.

This Friday evening, both are being celebrated with the opening of Artlink's Retrospective Exhibit of the artist's work.

The exhibit commemorates Artlink's first exhibition at the original Broadway location, in September 1978, which featured a solo show of Maury's work.

For a look behind the canvas, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Papier to discuss his life in the art world.

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Tom Kelly

Award-winning Fort Wayne artist Tom Kelly has been cultivating his unique painting style over the course of a lifetime.

Kelly is a familiar name in town, not only for his art, but also as the CEO of Kelly Box and Packaging

Still, he often prefers to fly under the radar. But he's about to step into the limelight with a show at Artworks: The Galleria of Fine Art that begins this weekend.

Courtesy / Frank Louis Allen

Fort Wayne-based artist Frank Louis Allen is gaining fame around the world for his distinctive illustrations.

Originally from England, Allen now calls Northeast Indiana home, and galleries and collectors alike have embraced the unpredictable grace of his abstract work.

Allen is also an artist with autism, a discovery he made relatively recently in life.

This weekend, he'll present an on-site demonstration at Artworks, the Galleria of Fine Art in Jefferson Pointe.

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