Amplify Art - Seats for Seniors

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Let's get some seats for the Alzheimer's Tour Program! We're hitting the ground running to purchase portable, lightweight gallery stools for the participants of Meet Me at FWMoA, a monthly tour series for folks with early stage Alzheimer's disease. Backing this project will mean the tour participants can fully engage with the art instead of getting fatigued and becoming disengaged. Say you'll join us to increase access to the arts for people with Alzheimer's disease!

Geoffrey Hiller: Daybreak in Myanmar

Through May 29!
 
This exhibit by noted photographer Geoffrey Hiller captures the essence of the people of Burma that have been living under a military dictatorship that has isolated the country for the past 60 years. Now that the government is making the transition to democracy, the veil is slowly lifting on this fascinating land and its people. This exhibit includes bilingual labels in English and Burmese.

Beaux Arts and Blueprints: The Allen County Courthouse, a Treasure Among Us

On view now through June 12
 
This fusion of art, architecture, and history presents the wonders of this beaux arts treasure and melds the worlds of fine art and architecture through original blueprints from its 1902 construction. This downtown Fort Wayne landmark was a gift to future generations from visionary leaders who wished to express in art and architecture the dignity of the government, the supremacy of the people and the grandeur of the law. The Allen County Courthouse is recognized as a National Historic Landmark for its original murals and sculptures, scagliola faux marbling, unique tile floor designs and abundant stained glass. Produced in collaboration with the Allen County Courthouse Preservation Trust and the Allen County Board of Commissioners

Out of Print: Pushing the Boundaries in the Art of Print

March 19 - May 29, 2016
 
The body of work in this exhibit serves as an example that there are many printers today who go outside the medium and may also use it to display atypical subject matter. Printing is one of the oldest forms of art. Woodblock printing was the first to develop as early as 220 A.D. in China. From this point, printing evolved into many forms, most memorably by way of the invention of the printing press around 1440 that served as the most efficient way to educate the masses through newspapers and books. And yet, in all this time, the medium is still relevant, but more important, artists are finding new ways with which to use old methods. This body of work serves as evidence that traditional printing is far from obsolete, but it will continue to be used and expanded by artists looking for new ways to express themselves: in with the new, and out and with the old.

Chalk Walk 2016

July 9 - 10, 2016
 
Chalk Walk entertains, engages, and educates the 22,000 viewers who flock to see the spectacle unfold. The event is based on an Italian tradition of street painting that dates to the 16th century, known as "i madonnari" (street painters). Held in conjunction with the Three Rivers Festival, Chalk Walk is truly a community event and draws on the amazing talents of area, regional and national artists. Individuals and families with no training in art are especially encouraged to participate.

FWMoA Calendar
MAY
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Curator's Tour: Beaux Arts and Blueprints thursday | 12:15 pm

President & CEO and Chief Curator Charles Shepard will take you on a new gallery tour each month. From his specialized and personal point of view, Shepard offers a unique perspective as the visionary for all exhibitions at FWMoA. Tours are free with gallery admission. This fusion of art, architecture, and history presents the wonders of this beaux arts treasure and melds the worlds of fine art and architecture through original blueprints from the 1902 construction of the Allen County Courthouse.

MAY
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2nd Thursday in Paradigm: An Evening With John Gevers thursday | 5:00 pm

Join us for 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery, your opportunity to experience the fine art and craft from over 75 local and regional Paradigm artists in deeper ways. Each second Thursday of the month will feature artist demonstrations, trunk shows, tastings, and performances. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. May: Meet one of the newest Paradigm artists, John Gevers, who is known nationally for his arresting images of people, American landscapes, and international cultural and architectural icons.

MAY
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Meet Me at FWMoA tuesday | 2:00 pm

This monthly tour program is specially designed for individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia. Tours are led by docents trained to effectively communicate with individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of dementia and are designed to be engaging for the individual and their care partners. People who are interested in attending the monthly tours must be pre-screened through the Fort Wayne office of the Alzheimer’s Association by calling 800.272.3900. Tours are free of charge for participants and their care partners and will take place the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m., each lasting about an hour.

MAY
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Last Saturday Dollar Day saturday | 10:00 am

Enjoy $1 General Admission per person!

Upcoming Events
Meet Me at FWMoA
May 17

This monthly tour program is specially designed for individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia. Tours are led by docents trained to effectively communicate with individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of dementia and are designed to be engaging for the individual and their care partners. People who are interested in attending the monthly tours must be pre-screened through the Fort Wayne office of the Alzheimer’s Association by calling 800.272.3900. Tours are free of charge for participants and their care partners and will take place the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m., each lasting about an hour.

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Curator's Tour: Art Cislo's Expressions of the Heart of Man
June 02

Guest Curator and Vice President Amanda Martin will lead you through a guided gallery tour of the Art Cislo exhibition, offering insider knowledge and a personalized perspective of this exhibition. Tours are free with gallery admission. June: Art Cislo's Expressions of the Heart of Man Art Cislo, an artist living and working in Fort Wayne, uses his art to channel his interpretations of well-known narratives, particularly from Biblical scripture, that are familiar to many yet have been understood by artists in all modes of expression throughout recorded history. His chosen mediums, which include woodblock and monotype prints that emphasize his life-long interest in the human figure as a character in a story, convey his fascination with the heart of man in all its mysterious complexities and myriad expressions.

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2nd Thursday in Paradigm: Doodle Your Own Pottery with Rebecca Graves
June 09

Join us for 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery, your opportunity to experience the fine art and craft from over 75 local and regional Paradigm artists in deeper ways. Each second Thursday of the month will feature artist demonstrations, trunk shows, tastings, and performances. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. June: Create a design of your own making, and Rebecca will create an iron oxide decal from your design and take to her home kiln on to a piece of blank pottery you purchase. Sponsored by Gladieux Consulting.

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Chalk Walk 2016
July 09

Registration begins at 8am April 4, 2016. Chalk Walk entertains, engages, and educates the 22,000 viewers who flock to see the spectacle unfold. The event is based on an Italian tradition of street painting that dates to the 16th century, known as i madonnari (street painters). Using pastels, artists may choose to reproduce existing artworks or create their own in their designated square. Held in conjunction with the Three Rivers Festival, Chalk Walk is truly a community event and draws on the amazing talents of area, regional and national artists. Individuals and families with no training in art are especially encouraged to participate.

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