Tag: art

Putting passion to action: Local artist turns love of black art into new local business

Putting passion to action: Local artist turns love of black art into new local business

| October 3, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne native, Stephanie C. Woodson, 29, has combined her life-long love of art and African American culture to begin a new local business, “Love, Lucine LLC.” Love, Lucine LLC officially became a state-recognized business on Aug. 15, 2016, the day after her mother’s birthday, for whom Woodson’s art is named. “My mother’s first […]

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Fairy Tale Fest, Kickstart for Kids set for Arts United Campus

Fairy Tale Fest, Kickstart for Kids set for Arts United Campus

| May 9, 2016

Kickstart Festival continues to grow FORT WAYNE—The Kickstart Festival Planning Committee is scheduled to present Kickstart Festival 2016 in May in Fort Wayne. The Kickstart Festival is a month-long celebration of bikes, music, art and theatre, ushering in a summer filled with activity in our community.  Responding to an increasing interest and demand for events […]

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Young artist seeks to create value, transform the community

Young artist seeks to create value, transform the community

| September 29, 2015

“Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.”― Angela Y. Davis FORT WAYNE—Venture down near the corner of Calhoun Street and Rudisill […]

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Black history takes center stage at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Black history takes center stage at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

| February 11, 2014

“Reflecting the interests of all members of our community is not just a task on our to-do list, it’s a state of mind in our everyday work,” said Charles Shepard, FWMoA Executive Director.

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The life, legacy of Amiri Baraka

The life, legacy of Amiri Baraka

| February 6, 2014

With the passing of the prolific poet, playwright, essayist, and critic Amiri Baraka, one of the literary giants of the 20th century was called home.

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Acoustic SpokenWord Café seeks seven wordsmiths

Acoustic SpokenWord Café seeks seven wordsmiths

| February 5, 2014

The Acoustic SpokenWord Cafe is seeking seven poets to write interpretive pieces drawing from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s African American Masterworks.

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Theoplis Smith show to open at Wunderkammer Feb. 8

Theoplis Smith show to open at Wunderkammer Feb. 8

| February 5, 2014

The opening of “Can You Spare Change,” Theoplis Smith’s first solo exhibition with Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave., is set for 6 to 10 pm, Feb. 8.

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Theoplis Smith creates original cover art for Frost

Theoplis Smith creates original cover art for Frost

| January 18, 2014

“What do people see in you as we do in Dr. King? Our foundation can create more freedom or taint the building process in all creeds, colors and Country.”

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Teaser video: Jan. 15 Phresh Laundry MLK cover art

Teaser video: Jan. 15 Phresh Laundry MLK cover art

| January 12, 2014

Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming Jan. 15 MLK Special Edition of Frost. Don’t miss it!

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Three African Americans Receive ‘Genius’ MacArthur Fellowship Awards

Three African Americans Receive ‘Genius’ MacArthur Fellowship Awards

| November 12, 2013

Choreographer, playwright, photographer each get $625,000 By Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Three African Americans are among the recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowships for 2013—an award that recognizes those who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement and potential in their creative pursuits. Kyle Abraham, Tarell McCraney and Carrie Mae Weems […]

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