LFW Weekend Fun File
Apr21

LFW Weekend Fun File

Here’s a quick peek at some of the things we are looking forward to this weekend! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com.   1. YLNI Hot Spot Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m.           This month YLNI is celebrating the leadership institute class of 2016. John Sampson from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership will be the keynote speaker and will discuss what leadership means to him and how young leaders can help impact change in Fort Wayne. 2. Pique: Issue Two Release Party Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. (Hope Arthur at 8 p.m.)           After the hot spot, head over to Club Soda for some food, drinks, music and celebration of the release of Pique Issue Two! Hope Arthur plays at 8 p.m. 3. Unwanted Medication Collection Friday, April 22 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.             TRIAD and a few local volunteers are hosting medication collections at various Walgreens around town. Bring in your old medication so that it can be properly disposed of! 4. Design Week Closing Party Friday, April 22 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.         Send Design Week Fort Wayne out with a bang! Ticket holders receive one free drink ticket and appetizers by Club Soda. Attendees can hang out in a gallery-type atmosphere and enjoy the live performances of a variety of artists! It’s free for DWFW passport holders or $20 (plus fees) for non-passport holders. 5. The Color Run Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m.         Get your colorful running on! It should be a beautiful day for this super fun 5K! 6. Touch-a-Truck Saturday, April 23 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.               Free event for the kiddos! Explore a variety of vehicles and chat with their drivers! 7. ZOO Opening Day!! Saturday, April 23 All Day                 I could not be more excited! The Zoo is opening for the season! There’s new animals, baby animals (have you seen the pictures of the baby penguins?) the Australian Outback has undergone more renovations, and it will be awesome! 8. Autism Awareness Event Saturday, April 23 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.         It’s Autism Awareness Month! There will be a variety of sensory activities for the kiddos, as well as experts in...

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Hope Arthur presents The CORE
Jan22

Hope Arthur presents The CORE

Disconnect and immerse yourself in the complexity of the human spirit in downtown Fort Wayne this weekend. Local music artist Hope Arthur will be presenting The CORE in Collaboration with Mikautadze Dance Theatre, Hope Arthur Orchestra, Saitnkini of Austria, and Silbo Gomero on Saturday 8 pm at the Parkview Physicians Group Blackbox Theater. This weekend’s performance will consist of two parts – a vocal performance piece by The Hope Arthur Orchestra and “Schreimoment,” a collaborative effort featuring both local and Austrian artists. The performance will feature artistic projections by Alec Johnson, who has created shape-based pieces that will interact with The CORE. So immerse yourselves, Fort Wayne, as it should be be a one-of-a-kind performance, not likely to be performed again in the near future! The CORE, which stands for Cultivating Oneness Reinventing Expression, is a physical artistic performance structure Arthur has been developing since she was a student in an “Entrepreneurship through the Arts” course at IPFW. Local artists Jeremy Stroup and Gregor Roth helped Arthur design and build The CORE as a structure. The vision behind The CORE continued to evolve into what it is today during a residency Arthur completed at the local Wunderkammer Company art gallery. The structure is by no means complete and continues to evolve into a collaborative experience with Arthur and the local artistic community. “I think I wanted to make a physical structure of how I feel on the inside at least, like when I’m reflecting or when I’m sad or when I’m happy – the core of my being or my human spirit,” Arthur said. “I wanted to look at it, and perform on it, and explore it.” Part one on Saturday will feature The CORE with a 20-minute all-vocal performance piece by the Hope Arthur Orchestra. The vocal performers will also be performing the choreography for the piece. This will be followed by “Schreimoment,” an all-dance and music performance piece by Saitnkini, an Austrian artistic duo featuring Ulrich Schleicher and Andre Schwarzl. Saitnkini wrote the story and basic structure of Schriemoment, and then Silbo Gomero and Mikautadze brought it to life in Fort Wayne. The collaborative effort between artists from different artistic areas (and even different continents) has been impressive. Schleicher and Schwarzl collaborated via Skype with Arthur, musician/composer Kurt Roembke, and Elizabeth Mikautadze of the Mikautadze Dance Theatre to help make their detailed vision for the piece come to life. “So many collaborators and a lot of creative input!” said Mikautadze, who directed the choreography of the piece. “This is energizing to me and is the reason I do the work I do.” The piece features original contemporary-inspired choreography performed by the Mikautadze Dance Theatre and music composed by Silbo Gomero, a music collaboration between Arthur...

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Cinema Center and Artlink Contemporary Gallery Partner to Present Artament
Nov16

Cinema Center and Artlink Contemporary Gallery Partner to Present Artament

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Artament is back for its 11th annual season, and as always, it’s worth checking out! We’re extra excited this year, because Artlink Contemporary Gallery and Cinema Center are working together to co-host this spectacular event full of food, fun, and art. Proceeds will go to both organizations, and we could not be more stoked to participate in a fun night that benefits two great leaders in local art! Guests will begin their evening at Artlink Contemporary Gallery, enjoying hanging art from local artists. There will be live bidding on locally designed hanging ornaments, along with a photo booth, yummy food and a cash bar courtesy of JK O’Donnell’s, and live music from Hope Arthur. After the event, guests can head over to Cinema Center and enjoy a special film screening. Film, food, photo booth, art, and an auction; seriously, there’s something for everyone. Even if you’re not an expert in local art — or any kind of art — it’s a great place to get your feet wet. The laid back, fun atmosphere Artament provides is the perfect opportunity for newbies to involve themselves in the local art community. Amber Foster, Executive Director at Artlink, encourages everyone to attend, especially if you’re looking to broaden your experience with local art. “Artament is the perfect event for those new to the art scene. Attendees will witness a diverse representation of our local art scene, as well as mingle with veterans and newbies to the art scene alike. There is definitely something for everyone at this event, and of course, it supports two amazing organizations.” The partnership between Artlink and Cinema Center for this fundraising event is an exciting indication of the direction the local art community is taking. Support for local art is gaining momentum in Fort Wayne, a result of the shift in thought by community leaders, who now recognize art’s central role in in both the quality of life and placemaking in our city, says Foster. Both Amber Foster and Jonah Crismore, Executive Director of Cinema Center, agree that the collaboration between organizations in the art community should be more of a rule than an exception. “I hope Cinema Center’s partnership with Artlink on Artament proves to be the model and rule, not the exception, and more arts organizations collaborate on fundraising effort,” says Crismore. “Through cooperation and planning, the events are strengthened, the organizations are strengthened, and most importantly, the greater community is strengthened.”  The event takes place this Saturday, November 21, from 6 – 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through Cinema Center 260.426.3456, at Artlink, 260.424.7195, or online. Tickets are $20...

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