The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2015

Coming October 3
Invited artists include Nick Veasey, Ian Ruhter, Kirsty Mitchell, Gillian Laub, and Matthew Albanese.
The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2015 is a hybrid invitational and juried contemporary photography exhibition, anchored by invited artists Matthew Albanese, Gillian Laub, Kirsty Mitchell, Ian Ruhter, and Nick Veasey, as well as the work of dozens of talented photographers from across the country pushing the boundaries of the medium with adventurous techniques and original subject matter. Sponsored by PNC Bank.

Dayne Bonta: Impressions at 88

September 5 - November 22, 2015
Rain, Geneva, Indiana II, 2009.
Dayne Bonta is a photographer based in Indiana who seeks to capture the moment when subject matter, light, color, and atmosphere blend into the sublime. Turning 88 on September 9th, this exhibition presents Bonta's impressions of life at this point in his career.

Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead / October 29 - November 8
Summer, from the Las Muertas Series by Tim Tadder
This community-centered event and accompanying altar exhibit features traditional Mexican altars with sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cutouts, and photos or personal items of deceased relatives to honor the souls of the departed. The Day of the Dead, an ancient religious celebration that originally honored children and ancestors, has evolved from a blend of Meso-American and Christian cultures, and those traditions come to life with this celebratory exhibition at FWMoA featuring memorials created by artists, families, and community groups from throughout the region.

Describiendo La Belleza

Describing the Beauty / September 26 - December 6
Ernesto Yerena, Untitled, Serigraph, 2013
The works of art in Describiendo la Belleza (Spanish for “Describing Beauty”) were selected for their unique representations of beauty. Each print captures both the joyous and heartbreaking ways of capturing beauty. Made up of many artists from the Serie Project, this collection represents how broad the institution’s reach has become. Based in Austin, TX, the Serie Project strives to reach and represent Latino printmakers.

2nd Thursday: Claire Ewart Book Celebration thursday | 5:00 pm

Join us for 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery! Each second Thursday of the month we feature different artists represented by Paradigm. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. Illustrator Claire Ewart presents her illustrations for the book The Olive Tree, a story written by Elsa Marston for all ages about an old olive tree in Lebanon, a source of pleasure, of conflict, and much more. Based on the author's award-winning and much reprinted short story, with exquisitely rendered illustrations. Ewart also is presenting The Green Musician, a story retold by the Persian literature scholar Mahvash Shahegh, about the tale of historical figure Barbad, and his journey to becoming a talented and well-known musician.

Distinguished Lecture Series with Jeffrey Wolin thursday | 6:30 pm

Visiting Fort Wayne to highlight The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2015, Jeffrey Wolin completed his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and holds and a BA from Kenyon College in Ohio. After college Wolin worked for two years as a forensic photographer in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Wolin is currently Professor of Photography at Indiana University, and is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts the Guggenheim Foundation. Wolin will discuss the National in light of his experiences as a scholar and artist in the field as well as share with the audience aspects of his personal projects. $5 Members / $10 Non-Members. Let us know you’re coming at or call 260.422.6467.

Last Saturday Dollar Day saturday | 10:00 am

Enjoy $1 General Admission per person!

Day of the Dead Family Celebration sunday | 2:00 pm

Celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos with children's activities from 2-4, and a family celebration from 4-6. Children's activities include face painting, story telling, and a Mexican smelling station. At the family celebration, you'll get to see traditional Mexican and Ecuadorian dancers, enjoy mariachi, food and cash bar by Agaves, and a Day of the Dead costume contest. Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $3 is appreciated!

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