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Short takes on the arts, Sept. 14, 2017

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:01 am

Museum of Art offers bilingual tours

In collaboration with the Language Services Network, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art will celebrate Welcoming Week by hosting bilingual tours of its exhibits to recognize immigrant contributions to our community. 

The bilingual tours will be 6-7 p.m. today Spanish/English and 6-7 p.m. Sept. 21 Burmese/English. Interpretation will be provided by Language Services Network. Tours are free. No registration is required, although questions in Spanish or Burmese can be answered by the staff by calling 260-426-6467. 

Nashville Hitmakers to play Warsaw Saturday

Nashville Hitmakers, featuring award-winning songwriters Paul Overstreet, Scotty Emerick, and Even Stevens, will perform their biggest hits at  7:30 p.m. Saturday at Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw.   Tickets for the 6 p.m. reception at Vitale Events (2517 Building) with the songwriters along with dinner will be $75; general admission concert tickets will be $25. For tickets, go to https://wagonwheelcenter.org/events/nashville-hitmakers/. 

Fort Wayne Ballet opens 61st season

Fort Wayne Ballet will open its 61st season with "A Dancer's legacy" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23 at the Arts United Center. The performances will kickoff the season with a beautifully assembled tribute to master choreographers Gerald Arpino and Edward Stierle. On the bill are Aprino's "Confetti" and "Light Rain" and Stierle's "Lacrymosa." 

In addition to the dancing, audience members will be invited to the Arts United Center plaza on Main Street at 5:30 p.m. for a casual supper with Fort Wayne's finest food trucks. An Opening Night Reception will be held immediately after the Sept. 22 performance. Tickets begin at $10 and can be purchased at the ArtsTix Community Box Office or by visiting www.fortwayneballet.org.  

Art exhibition for art teachers at IPFW

The IPFW departments of Fine Arts and Visual Communication and Design will sponsor the Regional Art Educators' Exhibition Oct. 23 through Dec. 8 at the IPFW Visual Art Gallery. This event is an opportunity for regional art educators teaching in the secondary level to have their artwork displayed on an exhibition judged by faculty of the IPFW Departments of Fine arts and Visual Communication and Design. Accepted works will be eligible for awards. The exhibition will be juried by Sachi Yanari-Rizzo, Curator of Prints and Drawings for the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. 

A reception with an awards presentation and an Open House of the Visual Arts building will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27. The Open House will feature tours of classroom studios/labs, demonstrations of studio techniques, IPFW students' artwork, and refreshments. Art educators' family, friends, and students are encouraged to attend. Registration is free through Qualtrics. To enter, go to https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3TYsV0CweJTqOu9.

Electronic entries must be submitted by Sept. 24 and accepted entrants will be notified by Sept. 29. 

Nominations open for Arts United awards

Arts United is currently accepting applications for the 10th annual Arts United Awards. The Arts United Awards celebrate the outstanding people and organizations making significant contributions through arts and culture. The Arts United Awards will take place Jan. 20. 

Recipients of Arts United Awards are selected by a volunteer committee. Nomination categories include: Margaret Ann Keegan Award (for Arts Education); Artist of the Year; Volunteer of the Year; Outstanding Collaboration; Outstanding Advocate; Emerging Leader; and Emerging Artist. 

Nominations are due Oct. 20 to the Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, 300 E. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802 or by email to dross@artsunited.org. For more information, visit artsunited.org/awards. 

Philharmonic announces new board and officers

Fort Wayne Philharmonic recently announced its 2017-2018 board members and officers. Officers Outgoing: Chair, Ben Eisbart. Members: Carol Lindquist, Jeff Sebeika, Philip Smith and Daryl Yost. Incoming Officers: Chair, Chuck Surack, Sweetwater Sound;  Immediate past chair, Ben Eisbart; Secretary, Greg Marcus; and Treasurer, George Bartling. Vice Chairs:  Sharon Peters, governance committee; Sherrill Colvin, vision and strategic planning committee, Barb Wachtman, development committee, and George Bartling, finance committee. Elected members: Partial term: Nancy Stewart. Second terms:  Ben Eisbart and Chuck Surack. First terms: Mary Fink, Jonathan Hancock, Suzie Light, Dr. Scott Miller, Tammy O'Malley, Judy Pursley, and Jeanne Wickens. Class IV terms for community representative one year: Vicky Carwein, chancellor, IPFW; Dennis Fick, orchestra; Cynthia Fyock, Philharmonic Friends; Michael Galbraith, orchestra; and Katy Hobbs, Philharmonic chorus. Leadership Fort Wayne board intern, one year: Eric Sank. 

Organ recital at Zion Evangelical Lutheran

Michael Hollman will perform his annual organ recital on the four-manual 85-stop pipe organ at 4 p.m Oct. 8 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2313 S. Hanna St. The recital will feature compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi, as well as Ceasar Franck's monumental Grande Piece Symphonique. The recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. 

Brickman 'Joyful Christmas' coming to IPFW

Grammy nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman will celebrate "A Joyful Christmas" at  8 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Tickets will be $25-$60. 

For tickets, call 481-6555 or visit https://www.ipfw.edu/rhinehart/.

– From staff reports



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