Arts & Entertainment

P-Lotus to Release New Album, Emotions

Posted by on April 8, 2018 | 0 comments

P-Lotus to Release New Album, Emotions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Summary P-Lotus is an up and coming Indiana hip-hop artist on the rise currently based in Fort Wayne, IN. His first album titled “PHENOM” released in 2009 and since then he dropped two other album projects “BACK TO THE BASICS (2012)” and “BIG BUSINESS (2015)”. And now on April 30 2018, he will be releasing his highly anticipated 4th studio album titled “EMOTIONS”.   Full Submission It has been a year since we have heard new music from P-Lotus and it has been three years since he released a studio album. Finally the wait is coming to an end because “Emotions”, his 4th studio album is scheduled to release on April 30, 2018. The last release we heard from P-Lotus was the mixtape he released in April 2017 titled “Still Married To The Music 2”, this of course was the sequel to his now classic mixtape “Still Married To The Music”. His last studio album “Big Business”, which was he released under the artist name “Phenom” came out in 2015 and featured notable songs such as “Stop Killing Us”, “What Tonight Do” and “Make It Hard”. Now P-Lotus, the artist formerly known as Phenom, has reinvented himself and has a new and improved approach to making and releasing music. P-Lotus has always been known for his thought provoking and relatively clean lyrics. He has always tried to make music that all people of all ages can listen and relate to. P-lotus’ goal is to use hip-hop music as a means of self expression and to inspire and empower people. Over the years, P-Lotus has experimented with many different sounds, styles and subject matters while still staying true to his mission. During the time we were not hearing from P-Lotus, he was dealing with the music pressures of reinventing himself and staying relevant as an artist and also life pressure of balancing work, love life and being a dad. During this time, P-Lotus was also working on putting together this album that he eventually decided to title “Emotions”. P-Lotus put a lot of emotion into the making of this album. In every song you will hear the voice of both P-Lotus the artist and the man. Everything that has happened thus far in P-Lotus’ music journey has been leading to this album. “Emotions” the album has been anticipated for three years but it has been a lifetime in the making. This album is the culmination of all of P-Lotus’ experiences, feelings and emotions. This album marks a new beginning for P-Lotus, the artist formerly known as Phenom.   ### For more information, contact Dre “P-Lotus” Harris Recording Artist / Producer / Promoter Phenomenal Entertainment, LLC...

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TinCaps begin 10th Season at Parkview Field

Posted by on April 5, 2018 | Comments Off on TinCaps begin 10th Season at Parkview Field

TinCaps begin 10th Season at Parkview Field

Is there really anything more iconically American than baseball? The hats, the crack of the bat, crowds cheering, communities engaging with each other and all over a simple game. This “simple game” has a big place in the hearts of many Fort Wayne citizens who, like myself, look forward to the start of the TinCaps season every year. On April 7th, the Fort Wayne TinCaps will begin their 10th season at Parkview Field against the Lake County Captains. The TinCaps have brought back a lot of their coaching staff from their successful 2017 season, when they went to the Midwest League Championship Series. As an affiliate of the San Diego Padres, the top ranked farm system in baseball, the TinCaps are set to receive a lot of talent, including MacKenzie Gore. Gore, at just 19 years old, is the favorite left-handed prospect of the sport. Speaking of talent, did you know, that the players we see each year are batting for their chance at the majors? Between the Wizards and TinCaps teams, 159 players have gone on to make the big leagues! That means we’re seeing players get their starts, right here at home. Parkview Field has once again been ranked as the number one ballpark (out of 160!) for the fourth year in a row! Amazing ballplayers, top-ranked ballpark, what more could you want? Oh, some entertainment? Well, you’ve got it. They’re pulling out all the stops this season with all of our favorites like theme nights and “Jake the Diamond Dog,” and new additions like “Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act.” Back with their delectable food, they’re adding even more like their play on a “walking taco,” the “Walk Off Taco.” This all sounds like amazing fun but what about cost? Their ticket prices continue to start at just $5. With top-ranked talent, ballpark, the food and entertainment, what more could you ask for? Well, they’re brushing up their already glowing customer service to shorten lines and serve you with a brighter smile. They’re also adding gift cards for purchase. They can be used to buy tickets, concessions or merchandise. To celebrate the 10th year of TinCaps baseball, John Nolan, Broadcasting & Media Relations Manager for the TinCaps,  said they’ll have a “10th Season Celebration Night” on Friday, April 20th. “We’ll be looking back at some of the most memorable moments of the last decade – both on the field and off it, remembering the Parkview Field is more than just baseball,” Nolan said. Like most of us, Nolan said he’s looking forward to seeing Parkview Field full again. “It’s a beautiful place to work year-round no matter what, but the electricity of a sell-out crowd is what really makes it special.”    ...

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38th National Print Exhibition highlights contemporary approaches to traditional medium

Posted by on March 1, 2018 | Comments Off on 38th National Print Exhibition highlights contemporary approaches to traditional medium

38th National Print Exhibition highlights contemporary approaches to traditional medium

Press release from Artlink Fort Wayne, IND. (Thursday, March 1, 2018) — For 38 years, Artlink Contemporary Gallery has showcased the best in contemporary printmedia from around the nation. The 38th National Print Exhibition, opening Friday, March 30th, will feature contemporary explorations of the traditional and historic processes of print. Although printing for most of us is often as immediate as Ctrl+P, the tradition of hand-pulled prints continues on today. This exhibition seeks to highlight this traditional, laborious, and oftentimes tedious, art form. The exhibition was juried by Liz Maugans, printmaker and arts advocate. “I often look for a-ha moments, trickery, mastery and magic when curating work for an exhibition or collection. I want people who see the work to experience that as well,” stated Maugans, when discussing her selections for the exhibition. This exhibition is sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group, with additional support from the Designer/Craftsman Guild. Image: Collect, Nicholas H. Ruth (Rochester, NY), monoprint and colored pencil   About the Juror, Liz Maugans Liz Maugans received her BFA in printmaking from Kent State University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. As an advocate for artists and the visual arts, Maugans has served as a consultant for many organizations and art business start-ups. She is the co-founder of the Collective Arts Network, a quarterly journal and arts network that works to promote Northeast Ohio artists and organizations to a greater audience through a quarterly journal and collective events. Maugans’ work is included in the Progressive Art Collection, BF Goodrich (Charlotte, N.C.) and The Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, (Columbus, OH) collections. She received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in 2000 and a 2005 Artist-in-Communities Grant. She was honored, along with her Zygote co-founder, the Martha Joseph Prize for Distinguished Service from the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2012. In 2013, she was awarded a $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship from Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Maugans work can be found online at lizmaugans.com.   For more information on upcoming exhibitions, artists, or for an exhibition preview, please contact Maddie Miller, Gallery Coordinator at madison@artlink.com or call (260) 424-7195.   Exhibition Dates: March 30 – May 11, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, March 30th from 5-8pm Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12-7 pm, Sunday 12-4 pm...

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Middle Waves Returns in 2018

Posted by on February 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Middle Waves Returns in 2018

Middle Waves Returns in 2018

Press release from Middle Waves Middle Waves Music Festival returns Fri.-Sat., September 14-15, 2018. Presale tickets will be available from February 26-March 2. In its third year, Middle Waves is a two-day destination music festival in downtown Fort Wayne, IN. Held in Headwaters Park, along the St. Marys River, the festival features three stages and an eclectic mix of 25+ performers on three stages. With food trucks, beverages, music, interactive art installations, events, fun and games around every corner—people of all ages, all backgrounds and all music preferences are bound to have the time of their lives. Presale ticket prices, on sale exclusively from February 26 to March 2, will be the lowest of the year, with two-day GA ticket prices at $65 and two-day VVIP tickets at $150. Tickets can be purchased at MiddleWaves.com. More ticket sales will be announced at a later date. Middle Waves, LLC is a volunteer-run, non-profit community event (part of Cultural Advancement Projects, LLC) that operates with Arts United’s 501(c)(3) and relies on the financial support of local businesses. The festival’s steering committee is: • Katy Silliman, GeneAlign, festival chair, sponsorship chair, operations co-chair • Alec Johnson, Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation • Beth McAvoy, One Lucky Guitar, volunteer chair • Brad Hartman, Ash Brokerage, ticketing chair • Corey Rader, The Brass Rail, booking chair • Dan Ross, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Cultural Advancement Projects LLC • Jasmine Bejar, One Lucky Guitar, marketing chair • Nicholas Weaver, Sweetwater Sound, operations co-chair • Melissa Twitchell, hospitality chair • Ryan Holquist, Sweetwater Sound, logistics chair • Sanee Lombardi, finance chair For more information on this year’s festival, contact info@middlewaves.com or visit MiddleWaves.com. Be sure to follow Middle Waves on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram....

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Valentine’s Ideas in the Fort

Posted by on February 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Valentine’s Ideas in the Fort

Valentine’s Ideas in the Fort

Valentine’s Day in Fort Wayne 2018   Ah Valentine’s Day.  Whether you’ve been dating for a few weeks or a few decades, the pressure and rewards of Valentine’s can be hard on any relationship. Cut out the stress and the awkward silence at one of these fun events around Fort Wayne this season. Rather than a classic dinner for two, how about one of these fun and different activities? Dinner? Movie? Both? Neither? Try out these six ideas around Fort Wayne for a different Valentine’s Day.     Science Central- My Cold Hearted Valentine We all know that Fort Wayne is a great place to raise a family, especially with such local treasures as the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo or Science Central. Lately, the Adult Only events have been gaining popularity and should be recognized for their creativity. On Friday, February 9, you could be dressed in Classic Clue Attire solving a Cold Hearted Mystery. One hand can hold a cocktail while the other gets to explore evidence. When: Feb 9, 6-10 PM Where: Science Central, | 1950 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN  46805 See more:http://sciencecentral.org/programs-on-site/for-familes-2/current-adult-programs   Price:$20-25 for individuals or $35-45 for couples.    IvyLiving – Valentine’s Day Night  Are you a foodie or an amateur chef? Rather than surprising your honey with a meal, make one together with IvyLiving at Ivy Tech Community College. Learn how to cook surf & turf plus dessert. This is a great activity to do with a date or with a friend. Must register by Feb 5.  When: Feb. 12    5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Where: Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus Coliseum Campus Room CC1696 3800 N. Anthony Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805 See more and register: https://www.ivytech.edu/northeast/living/ Price: $200/couple, $125/single Funny Honey Valentines Event Couples who laugh together, stay together, right? Be My Funny Honey Valentines Event – Join Indy’s comics Tennah McDonald, Dan Alten, and Ray Hensley at Belgian Horse Winery to enjoy some laughter with your love, or at least be at a place where others love to laugh. I know this event is a little far from home, so that’s why your date will be so impressed, right? When: Wednesday, Feb 14 – 7PM – 9PM Where: Belgian Horse Winery 7200 West County Road 625 North  Middletown, IN 47356 See more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/be-my-funny-honey-valentines-event-tickets-41891460486?aff=es2 Price: $10 A Bazaar Evening on the Maumee  Ready for something strange or bizarre? Sample a variety of events while fundraising for clean water. Bring your kids, your friend, or your date to A Bazaar Evening on the Maumee.  Enjoy headliner , The Be Colony and special musical appearances by The Vision Machine, U.R.B., Wil Brown, The Last Word, Venus in Jeans, and Totally Orange Time Machine, along side other events including Henna, a photo booth, bazaar shopping, silent auction, belly dancing, and delicious food. When: Saturday, 2/17 4PM – midnight.  Where:  TekVenture Inc. 1550 Griffin Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803 See more: http://savemaumee.org/a-bazaar-evening-on-the-maumee/  https://www.facebook.com/events/1528487123903978/ Price: varies   Hall’s Supper Club Series – Casablanca at the Philmore Theatre on Broadway Catch a romantic dinner while watching a romance classic, “Casablanca.” Savor the four course meal and cocktail hour brought to you by Hall’s Supper Club Series.  Here’s looking at you, Hall’s.  When:  Starting between 5:30-6:30 on February 14 Where: The Philmore On Broadway 2441 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46807 Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807 See more: https://www.donhalls.com/casablanca/ ...

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15 Ideas for Winter Family Fun in the Fort

Posted by on February 4, 2018 | Comments Off on 15 Ideas for Winter Family Fun in the Fort

15 Ideas for Winter Family Fun in the Fort

It’s that time of year: the holidays are over, but winter is still upon us, spring and summer are too distant to get excited about just yet. Boredom is constantly lurking, and lazy nights it seems like the only option every weekend.  If only there were another way… Fort Wayne to the rescue!  Despite this annual lull and chilly weather, our city is never short on activities, happenings, and events.  We’ve done the research: check out our top 15 ideas for the whole family on staying busy and entertained this winter.   1. Cheer the Komets on to Number One! Monday would be a lot better if we all had popcorn guns. A post shared by Fort Wayne Komets (@fwkomets) on Jan 8, 2018 at 7:41am PST The Komets are on fire this season with some of the best skaters in their league and are currently ranked second in their division.  Join Icy at the rink and help bring them to number one! 2. Go Mad for the Mad Ants 📸 from our first game of the #gleagueshowcase yesterday afternoon A post shared by Fort Wayne Mad Ants (@fortwaynemadants) on Jan 12, 2018 at 9:50am PST Mad Ants games are fun for the whole family, and promo nights keep things fresh. Don your capes and masks for Superhero Night on February 3rd.  Moms and Dads can enjoy a Wayne’s World theme on March 16th with a crowd-singing of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”  Party on! 3. Hit the Lanes It's Saturday night and we're in the spot! A post shared by Crazy Pinz (@crazypinz) on Oct 7, 2017 at 11:56am PDT Fort Wayne has no shortage of awesome bowling alleys.  Besides its 56 lanes, Pro Bowl West claims to have the best pork tenderloin sandwich in the city.  Thunderbowl #1 has daily specials.  Crazy Pinz doesn’t stop at bowling; mini golf, a ropes course and a rock wall are just a few of their extra attractions. 4. Jump Around  ugly sweaters, sick jumps A post shared by Sky Zone (@skyzone) on Dec 23, 2017 at 9:51am PST Ever wanted to dunk a basketball like the pros?  Give it a shot (pun intended) with a trampoline at Sky Zone.  More trampolines stretch wall-to-wall for endless jumping, including a dodgeball court and foam pit.   5. Take an Intergalactic Adventure Tag other players through the grates! #ultrazoneftw #ultrazone #fortwayne #lasertag #visitfortwayne #familyentertainment #familyfun A post shared by Ultrazone Fort Wayne (@ultrazoneftw) on Apr 3, 2017 at 7:52pm PDT Is there anything as timeless as laser tag?  Test your skills with a kids-versus-grownups game at one of Fort Wayne’s arenas: Ultra Zone, Laser X, or Combat Ops. 6. Use Your Spare Change at an Arcade Keep it classic at Tokens n’ Tickets, or go new-age with Spectrum Virtual Reality.  Strictly a pinball fan?  Try Fort Wayne Pinball.  Looking for something new?  Check out the augmented rock wall at Georgetown Bowl.   7. Make a Great Escape Don’t let their signs confuse you, they made it with just under two minutes left! 💫 A post shared by Fort Wayne Escape Room (@fortwayneescaperoom) on Jan 28, 2018 at 3:21pm PST These interactive adventures are perfect for older kids who love a challenge.  Your group has one hour to solve the puzzles and riddles and escape before time runs...

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How to Hygge in Fort Wayne

Posted by on January 26, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Hygge in Fort Wayne

How to Hygge in Fort Wayne

About Hygge What is hygge? Aside from being a little difficult to pronounce (“hoo-guh”), the definition has an extremely easy to understand meaning. It encompasses the overall feeling of contentment, well-being, and being cozy. In our fast paced world, we often ignore these important feelings and practices. Lucky for us, it is very possible to hygge in Fort Wayne.   How to Hygge in Fort Wayne Contentment  Contentment is different for everyone. If you want to feel contentment, you should find something that you really enjoy and act on it. This could be catching a show at Embassy or checking out the latest performance from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Promote Your Personal Well Being  It’s a new year and you have new opportunities to do something for yourself. Help your mind, body, and soul by joining a local gym or taking a yoga class. Coziness  Cozy is in the eye of the beholder. It can be going to an amazing coffee shop like Fortezza, or enjoying time with your friends at a warm and friendly bar like JK O’Donnells.   How to Achieve the Entire Hygge Package Winter Cozy is a hygge themed evening brought to you by Riverfront Fort Wayne. Everything about this speaks hygge. According to Megan Butler, this event will stimulate the senses. She uses Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to create a sense of wonder and connection through the taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound. The goal is to offer an amazing experience while re-defining winter. The event highlights the positives of winter (like a heated tent, cozy furniture, warm cocktails, food for purchase, live music from Ty Causey, sensory games, ice sculptures, and drink luges). The event will feature local ice sculptors and other local vendors like Mutton and Club Soda. Part of promoting your personal well-being and contentment will be highlighted through adult hands-on sensory activities. According to Megan Butler, you should think about sensory activities for autism. You can play with the activities and take them home. Riverfront Fort Wayne is committed to making people more conscious of the rivers. This event is an example of how people can live their lives around the rivers and have fun all year, even in the winter. Event Details Winter Cozy is a part of Winterval Admission is $10 at the door. Event Runs from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This event is 21+ Sponsored by Alt 99.5, Riverfront Fort Wayne, and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation. Winterval is a Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation event. Contact Megan Butler for additional...

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Fostering creativity in the ’05 – Collective State

Posted by on January 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Fostering creativity in the ’05 – Collective State

Fostering creativity in the ’05 – Collective State

Tucked into the East State Village, across from Zinnia’s Bakery, is Collective State. This is Jon Brown’s latest brainchild. On an especially cold Fort Wayne day, it was wonderful to walk into the warm, sunlit shop and have Jon offer me a cup of freshly brewed Conjure Coffee. We bellied-up to the counter and he filled me in on his vision for the shop. “We started out as the Fort Wayne Arts Collective,” he said, over his coffee cup, “we’ve been doing art drops all over town for years, trying to make art more accessible to everyone regardless of income or background. I think art is a priority in people’s lives, but if you walk into a gallery and see that $200 price tag, it gets overshadowed by things like utilities and bills. Art drops change that, anyone can take art home and enjoy it.” The Arts Collective also did the Brass Rail mural, working with Jerrod Tobias. Through his work with Fort Wayne Free Art Collective, Brown discovered that he wants to devote his skill set and resources to being a advocate for the other artists, musicians, and makers in our community. “For the size Fort Wayne is, our creative community is stellar! We’re trying to sustain artists here and provide them a way to stay here instead of moving to a larger city,” explained Brown. Collective State is a physical space for that vision. He further described it as a low maintenance way to get art out, where artists can gain some money and support themselves. “We want to show Fort Wayne that there are tons of working artists here. It’s all from right here. That’s what the reaction has been when people come into the shop – ‘wow, they live here?’ Yes, they do!” Brown enthused. “Coming here and shopping you’re shopping local, supporting community, going directly back to the creative’s that live in your city.” As we stood talking, my eyes swept over the arrangement of prints, pint glasses, jewelry, stickers, hoodies, and woven goods. I noticed some CDs. Brown spoke eagerly about his desire to provide a space for local bands’ merchandise. “We have some wonderful local record stores, but [band merchandise] isn’t a focus. We want to give people an opportunity to get artists’ [merchandise] out there. If you don’t go to the bar or the show, where do you get the CD or t-shirt?” Not Just Retail Space So what can we expect from this new shop in the ’05? Brown wants to do as much as possible! “We’ll have art markets, food trucks, music, artist workshops, installation space, pop up shops…it’s not just retail space. We’re hoping it will become a hub for the community,” said Brown. “It’s so much about community building! We want people to stay in the ’05 instead of feeling like they need to go to the ’02 or ’07. There’s a lot here we just need a format. We want to take the pulse of the community and work together. We have ideas, but want to reach out to everyone in the community and work together to see what we can come up with.” Who’s Involved? Lissa Brown – Tiny Clementine Dria Iris – SALT art Matt Plett Cheyenne Gonzales – KNOTODAY Leigha VandeZande  – Vandi Art Old Pup Records Trophy Club Let’s Comedy Conjure Coffee Hetty Arts Pastry How You Can Get Involved Brown wants to work with as many...

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The Harry Potter Magic Returns to Fort Wayne

Posted by on January 16, 2018 | Comments Off on The Harry Potter Magic Returns to Fort Wayne

The Harry Potter Magic Returns to Fort Wayne

The magic returns this coming weekend, courtesy of the Salvation Army. If you are a fan of Harry Potter, this is the perfect event for you to attend. Unlike last year’s Yule Ball, this year they are delving into the world of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, so break out your 20s clothing and your wands and get ready to party like you got accepted to Ilvermorny. Not only is the event fit for muggles and wizards alike, 100 percent of proceeds benefiting families in need through The Salvation Army. #throwback to last year’s Hogwarts event for the Salvation Army! #slytherin #safortwayne A post shared by Victoria Sarjeant (@sarjve01) on Jan 14, 2018 at 11:28am PST The event will be held at The Orchid, so the look and feeling will be a little different than last year. If you are looking for just a small dabble into the wizarding arts, you can choose the Diagon Alley Basic Entrance. which includes the following: potions a class with Professor Snape the TriWizard Tournament Challenge from Escape Fort Wayne detention with Professor Umbridge herbology class from Country Farm & Garden history of magic class care of magical creatures Borgin and Burkes Vanishing Cabinet defense of the dark arts with All Star Martial Arts charms class with Amanda Kessens from Young Living a sorting hat experience boarding room assignments from Ivy Tech Community College Dance Lessons with the Beauxbatons by Fort Wayne Dance Collective Goblet of Fire Entry character interactions a first year wizards room (children’s area) moving hall photo ops a commemorative Marauder’s map and costume/trivia contests. You can get a Platform Ticket which includes a personalized Owl Mail Acceptance Letter and themed dining experience (“Weasley Style” and “Mandrake” (Vegetarian).  The last option is the 1920’s Fantastic Beasts Ball. You can experience dinner, Ilvermorny house sorting and badge ceremony, music, dancing, The Blind Pig lounge singers, character interaction (including the Second Salemers), complimentary photos, silent auction, carriage rides (weather permitting), event keepsake, and of course, specialty dessert from Kowalski’s Bakery.   What you need to know Dress is strictly 1920’s formal nomaj The event will be held at The Orchid, 11508 Lincoln Hwy East New Haven, IN 46774. Tickets can be purchased here Event is sponsored by Escape Fort Wayne and The Orchid To donate to the silent auction, you can click here or drop off monetary donations to The Salvation Army at 2901 N. Clinton...

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What Fort Wayne Needs: An Independent Art & Culture Magazine

Posted by on January 5, 2018 | Comments Off on What Fort Wayne Needs: An Independent Art & Culture Magazine

What Fort Wayne Needs: An Independent Art & Culture Magazine

If you looked up the word ‘pique’ in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, you’d be hit with quite a few meanings that you probably wouldn’t expect. The one I was looking for was fairly far down the page, despite being, in my opinion, the most popular or well-known meaning. Pique v. \pēk\ to stir up, excite To stir up. To excite. I think that the city of Fort Wayne has many things that ‘pique’ a lot of people’s interests and what better to name a magazine that shares the news of these events with the people of this great city. Pique Magazine was started a few years back by Mariah Knight, then an art major at the University of Saint Francis, for her senior project. She wanted to design a captivating magazine that would feature local art, commentary, comedy, causes and other community aspects all around a central theme. With two zines under her belt, and the help of editor Kara Hackett, they brought the same content to Facebook to create a place where the people of the Fort can find local happenings in the local art or entertainment realms, find some humor and be able to have a say about their town. One recurring article is entitled “What Fort Wayne Needs” and features the wishes of citizen longing to add to Fort Wayne’s list of attractions, or create a change. Whether its more restaurants open on Sunday, an amusement park or a Cheesecake Factory, writers let us know what they want to see. Do you have any thoughts on what Fort Wayne needs? With the 2018 edition of Pique coming, the zine has a call for entry. “Into the Wild” theme is based on the title itself, the 1996 non-fiction book of the same title by Jon Krakauer, or the 2007 movie adaption. Artists must be 16 or older, any medium is acceptable, and artwork must have been created in the last two years. You can find more information on their website. Pique is also interested in hearing what you have to say. If you’re a writer, artist, etc., email them and let them know that you would be interested in contributing. Just interested in a past copy of the zine? They’re available at the following locations or via their website. Fort Wayne Museum of Art Artlink Contemporary Gallery The Hedge Fancy & Staple Crestwoods Frame Shop, Roanoke Firefly Coffee House Pique is also available for check out at all Allen County Public Library branches. You can follow Pique on their website or Facebook page. They also have an email newsletter. You can sign up here. Be on the watch for the third edition of Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture in May. Edited January 8, 2018...

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