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Arts Weekly Season 5 (2013-14)

Click on "watch here" to view the segments this season after they air.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Dana Goodman and Chris Ganz of the IPFW Department of Fine Arts tell us about the current gallery exhibition, “Capturing Italy,” (watch here) and members of Shruti discuss the September 14 Indian Flute Duet concert "Sammilan," a part of the IPFW Indian Performance Series (watch here).

Thursday, September 12, 2103

Ann Johnson, co-chair of Bust a Move, and Julia Meek, artist, join us to talk about this evening of inspiring works of art by local artists presented by Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne Derby Girls (watch here), then we learn about what's coming up this season at the Honeywell Center in Wabash from educational outreach manager Teresa Galley (watch here).

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Halee Bandt and Mark Ridgeway from the IPFW Department of Theatre chat about their play “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” opening September 27 (watch here), and Jay Duffer and Josh Cookingham from the Huntington University Department of Theatre talk about the upcoming production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” which opens September 26 (watch here).

Thursday, September 26, 2013

J.L. Nave from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, discusses the grand opening night performance September 28 as well as what’s in store for the 2013-14 season (watch here) and Greg Stieber and Leslie Hormann from Fort Wayne Youtheatre share details about “Little House on the Prairie: Mary’s Story,” opening October 4 (watch here).

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Michelle Nelson discusses her exhibit, “Typographic Discourse” that opens in the IPFW Visual Arts Gallery October 7 (watch here). Barbara Resch and Dan Tembras from the IPFW Department of Music talk about the fall concerts taking place in Rhinehart Music Center (watch here).

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Liz Monnier from Fort Wayne Dance Collective shares details about “Into the Darkness” that opens October 19 (watch here). Ann Shive and Dan Diefenbacher from the Renaissance in Roanoke Festival drop by to give highlights of this year’s event October 12 (watch here).     

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Deb Washler and Nicole Croy give the rundown of events this fall at Artlink (watch here) and Charles Shepard drops by to chat about what’s going on this season at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (watch here).

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Brad Beauchamp, director, and Christopher Murphy, actor, of the University of Saint Francis’ production of  “The Man Who Came to Dinner” talk about this play opening November 8 at the USF Performing Arts Center (watch here) and Paul Hoverman from the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert, OH, stops by to talk about events and programs taking place this fall (watch here).

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Allison Ballard gives us the background about the Fort Wayne Taiko Drummers’ presentation of “Knock on Wood” November 3 (watch here). Dianne Shaw and Aimee Lackey discuss “9 to 5: The Musical” that opens at the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre November 9 (watch here).

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rick Cartwright, dean of the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts, discusses SOCA programs and events (watch here), then gallery director Justin Johnson give the details of upcoming Saint Francis gallery shows, including “Illustrators 55” and “Sacred Icons.” (watch here)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Vivianne Belanger and Laura Lydy talk about the upcoming IPFW Flute and Guitar Ensemble recitals (watch here) and Dan Tembras shares details on the IPFW Wind Ensemble concert November 21 (watch here).

Thursday, November 21, 2013                        

Catch Rich Najuch and Kyra Bromberg as they dish about the New Huntington Supper Club’s Holiday Show that opens November 30 (watch here) and Kelly Updike from the Embassy Theatre and Bill Brown from the Downtown Improvement District give a rundown of their holiday offerings (watch here).

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Karen Gibbons-Brown from Fort Wayne Ballet talks about “The Nutcracker” that opens December 6 (watch here) and Dan Butler, guest director and actor playing the role of the Stage Manager in the IPFW production “Our Town” opening December 6 (watch here).

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Robert Nance from Heartland Chamber Chorale talks about the group’s holiday concerts (watch here) and Will Dawson from Wagon Wheel Theatre discusses their production of “The Sound of Music" (watch here).

Thursday, December 12, 2013

David Blackwell and Susan Jehl from the Fort Wayne Area Community Band give a preview of their holiday concert (watch here) and Leslie Hormann from Fort Wayne Youtheatre talks about the upcoming production of “Santa Claus in Oz” (watch here).

Thursday, December 19, 2013                        

Lorelei VerLee from Creative Women of the World and Hope Sheehan from A Green Frog discuss local efforts for training women from around the world to create and sell their art (watch here) and musicians Fernando Tarango and Jason Markzon drop by to talk about their latest projects and productions (watch here).

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Kelly Updike from the Embassy Theatre and Dustin Riley from RP Wigs chat about their popular local series Down the Line: Hard Chord (watch here) and Jonah Crismore from Cinema Center gives a rundown of upcoming events (watch here).

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Director Thom Hofrichter and actress Kate Black from First Presbyterian Theater discuss “Driving Miss Daisy” opening January 9 (watch here) and fiber artist Sara Nordling gives details about her upcoming exhibit in the IPFW Visual Arts Gallery, “Inquiry: Textiles by Sara Nordling,” opening January 13 (watch here).

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Local high school theatre directors Sue Nelson (Leo High School), Vicky Malooley (Homestead High School) (watch here) and Tim Miller (Northrop High School) chat about their schools’ spring theatre productions (watch here).

Thursday, January 16, 2014                           

Actress Gloria Minnich  and director James Del Priore drop by to talk about “Laughing Stock” at Arena Dinner Theatre opening January 24 (watch here), then Susan Mendenhall and Miriam Morgan from Arts United share the details about their new black box theatre (watch here).

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A panel of regional art gallery directors discusses the art scene in Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas: Santa Brink (Artworks) (watch Here), Andrea Zwiebel (Clark) (watch here) and Ann Shive (Crestwoods) (watch here) give previews of what’s coming up this spring at each gallery.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dorothy Kittaka and Karen Richards share the details about the Taste of Fort Wayne Sister Cities Gala to be held February 22 (watch here) and director Laurie Schotz discusses the Joel Hall Dancers coming to the Warsaw Performing Arts Center February 7 (watch here).

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Max Meyer discusses the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards that take place February 9 (watch here), and Jay Duffer and a student actor from the Huntington University Department of Theatre share the details about “Red” opening February 13 (watch here).

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Director Jeff Casazza and student actor Chance Parker from the IPFW Department of Theatre discuss the upcoming production of “Gint,” opening February 21 (watch here), and Thomas Remenschneider of the Bach Collegium and Jonathan Busarow of the IPFW University Singers and Chamber Singers talk about their collaborative concert taking place February 16 (watch here).

Thursday, February 20, 2014                         

Hamilton Tescarollo and Joyanne Outland from the IPFW Department of Music discuss the upcoming Piano Showcase taking place February 25 (watch here), and Robert Schroeder and Jim Gabbard share the details about the Art/Design Faculty Exhibition opening in the Visual Arts Gallery February 26 (watch here).

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Leigh Rowan and Matthew Breunig from the Fort Wayne’s Farmers Market talk about this year-round local event (watch here), and Karlene Krouse and Monica Zwick discuss the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Bishop Luers Show Choir invitational (watch here).

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Allison Ballard and Diane Gaby from the Jesters (University of Saint Francis) talk about “Horse Tales” running March 8-9 (watch here) and Michael Floyd and Wilisha Graham chat about Windsong Film Festival that takes place March 15-16 (watch here).

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Brad and Leslie Beauchamp from the Fort Wayne Youtheatre/USF collaboration discuss “Willy Wonka,” opening March 21 (watch here), and Dr. Vijay Chilakamarri and Dr. Ravi Raju from the IPFW/Shruti Indian Performance Series discuss the upcoming concert featuring Amjad Ali Khan on the sarod (watch here).

Thursday, March 20, 2014                              

Phillip Colglazier talks about Fort Wayne Civic Theatre’s “Grace & Glorie” opening March 28 (watch here) and Denice Beights and Jessica Bush from Fort Wayne Children’s Choir will discuss Music in the School Month (watch here).

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kelly Updike and Barb Richards from the Embassy Theatre talk about upcoming events (watch here) and Justin Johnson and Doug Runyan discuss the student exhibitions at the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts in March and April (watch here).

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Robert Schroeder and Jeremy Stroup from the IPFW Department of Fine Arts (watch here) and Jim Gabbard and William Swygart from the IPFW Department of Visual Communication and Design (watch here) will be on hand to discuss the VCD and Fine Arts Senior BFA Exhibitions.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Andrew Constantine from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic stops by to talk about the orchestra’s upcoming performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony (watch here) and Craig Humphrey and Mindy Cox will share details about the IPFW Department of Theatre’s spring production of “Into the Woods.” (watch here)


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