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Briefs: Textile art exhibit at IPFW; Grand Effect Productions plans adaptation of Joyce play

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:01 am

Art at IPFW

IPFW Department of Fine Arts presents the exhibit “Inquiry: Textiles by Sara Nordling” through Feb. 16 at the Visual Arts Gallery, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays and 10 am.-5 p.m. weekends.

For more information, call 481-6705 or go to www.ipfw.edu/fine-arts.

Joyce play at restaurant

Local theater group Grand Effect Productions will present an adaptation of James Joyce's drama “Exiles” at 7:30 p.m. March 3-5 at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St.

The play, adapted by Grand Effect founder Paul Allen, focuses on two longtime male friends and intertwined love for women in their lives, a news release said. This version is set in upper-class New York state in the late 1920s.

Seating for performances opens at 6:15 p.m. each evening in The Tiger Room. Audience members are encouraged to arrive in time to order any food and beverages before the performance begins.

Tickets are $12 per person until March 2 and $18 per person after that date. They are available in advance at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, and by calling Grand Effect box office at 1-260-205-1523. Seating is limited, so buying tickets in advance is recommended.

Because of the play's subject matter, Grand Effect requests audience members be ages 16 and older.

Castle Gallery Valentine show

Castle Gallery Fine Art will present its 19th annual “Valentine's Show” beginning with an artist reception 6-10 p.m. Feb. 7 at the gallery, 1202 W. Wayne St. in downtown Fort Wayne.

The show, “Amour de l' Art” (Love of Art), will continue through March 1.

Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and by appointment. For more information, call 426-6568, go to www.castlegallery.com or email info@castle gallery.com.

The gallery's current show, “A New Year's Resolution,” continues through Feb. 6 with work from more than 50 locally, regionally and nationally known artists.