Department Chair and Professor
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
Office: Visual Arts Building
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm
Arts Weekly, a live television program showcasing the arts in northeast Indiana, highlights artists and performers throughout the region. Filled with stories and interviews focused on art, music and theatre, tune in each week to find out what’s going on in the arts!
John O'Connell, dean of the IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts, is the host of Arts Weekly, a local television show produced by IPFW that airs live on PBS39, Thursday nights at 7:30pm, with a rebroadcast schedule listed to the right.
David Cooke and Sam Savage from the IPFW Department of Music discuss the Community Orchestra concert featuring the Opera Ensemble taking place April 21, and Hope Wallace from Wassenberg Art Center shares the schedule for the spring season.
Robert Nance from Heartland Chamber Chorale gives details about the Community Holocaust Commemoration concerts taking place April 27 and 28. Then John Tolley from Arena Dinner Theatre talks about their next show, “Blithe Spirit,” opening May 2.
Benjamin Rivera, director of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus will discuss the May 10 performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Embassy Theatre and Rod King from the Fort Wayne Community Band shares details about their May 6 concert at Rhinehart Music Center.
Leslie Hormann from Fort Wayne Youtheatre and Alison Gerardot from Fort Wayne Dance Collective talk about Fairy Tale Fest taking place May 17 and Elizabeth Mikautadze from the Mikautadze Dance Company discussed their dance concert May 16 and 17 at IPFW’s Williams Theatre.
Ruth Stone and Irene Walters from Sculpture with Purpose discuss this IPFW 50th Anniversary even in conjunction with the downtown festival, Kickstart, May 17. Then Fort Wayne native and artist Terry Ratliff stops by to discuss his work and artistic career.
Karen Richards from the Mayor’s Office and Nicole Keesling, a senior at Canterbury School who is on the Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council, drop by to talk about Fort Wayne’s Almost Famous, this year a part of Riverpalooza, taking place May 31. Then Marshall White, founder of Unity Performing Arts Foundation, shares the details about the Voices of Unity and their upcoming programming.
Morgan McClarnon, Brennan Stillman, Gloria Minnich and Marcy Trentacosti, instructors from the IPFW Community Arts Academy, talk about summer art, dance, music and theatre programs for kids all ages.
LIVE! Thursdays at 7:30 pm on PBS39 WFWA-DT
Rebroadcast Fridays at 10:30am, Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4:30pm on PBS39-4
Rebroadcast Sundays at 5:30pm and 8pm, Tuesdays at 8:30am and noon, Saturdays at 8:30am on CATV
Watch previous segments on our YouTube channel, or click the season below to find a specific show.