College of Visual and Performing Arts

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Purdue University Fort Wayne
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Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

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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).

Thursday, April 17, 2014

David Cooke and Sam Savage from the IPFW Department of Music discuss the Community Orchestra concert featuring the Opera Ensemble taking place April 21 (watch here), and Hope Wallace from Wassenberg Art Center shares the schedule for the spring season (watch here).

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Robert Nance from Heartland Chamber Chorale gives details about the Community Holocaust Commemoration concerts taking place April 27 and 28 (watch here). Then John Tolley and Gloria Minnich from Arena Dinner Theatre talk about their next show, “Blithe Spirit,” opening May 2 (watch here).

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Benjamin Rivera, director of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus will discuss the May 10 performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Embassy Theatre (watch here) and Rod King from the Fort Wayne Community Band shares details about their May 6 concert at Rhinehart Music Center (watch here).

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Leslie Hormann from Fort Wayne Youtheatre and Alison Gerardot from Fort Wayne Dance Collective talk about Fairy Tale Fest taking place May 17 (watch here) and Elizabeth and David Mikautadze from the Mikautadze Dance Company discuss their dance concert May 16 and 17 at IPFW’s Williams Theatre (watch here).

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ruth Stone and Irene Walters from Sculpture with Purpose discuss this IPFW 50th Anniversary even in conjunction with the downtown festival, Kickstart, May 17 (watch here). Then Fort Wayne native and artist Terry Ratliff stops by to discuss his work and artistic career (watch here).

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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 (watch here). Then Phillip Colglazier, executive director of the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, shares details about the Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival taking place May 30-June 15 (watch here).

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Morgan McClarnon, Brennan Stillman, Gloria Minnich and Marcy Trentacosti, instructors from the IPFW Community Arts Academy, talk about summer art (watch here), dance (watch here), music (watch here) and theatre (watch here) programs for kids all ages.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Al Moll, director of Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, drops by to discuss the summer concert and movie series at Foellinger Theatre (watch here). Deb Washler, executive director of Artlink, and Lydia Gerbig-Fast, talk about the gallery’s summer exhibitions (watch here).

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Christopher Murphy, director, and Todd Frymier, actor, are on hand to chat about the Arena Dinner Theatre’s production of “Company,” opening June 13 (watch here); Sharon Eisbart, owner of Sharon Eisbart Corporate Art, gives suggestions on how to choose art (watch here).

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Larry Wardlaw shares the details of this summer’s Covington Art Fair, running June 21-22 (watch here); Joel Froomkin, director, and Laura Lucacek, actress, give the scoop on what’s happening behind the scenes of “The Sound of Music,” opening in Huntington at Different Stages Theatre beginning July 8 (watch here).

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Charles Shepard, executive director of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, talks about the 42nd Annual International Glass Invitational and other summer events (watch here); Mark Phenicie, steampunk sculptor, is the Featured Fort Wayne Artist today (watch here).

Thursday, July 3, 2014

T. Irmscher and Janice Furtner from FAME drop by to talk about summer art camp taking place July 27-August 1 (watch here); Hope Arthur, musician, is this week’s Featured Fort Wayne Artist (watch here).

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cynthia Smith-Wartzok, from Pulse Opera House in Warren, talks about their production of “Pirates of Penzance,” opening July 18 (watch here); Jack Hammer and Ashley Steenman, of the Three Rivers Festival share details about this year’s event running July 11-19 (watch here).

Thursday, July 17, 2014 

Melissa Skinner and Floyd Liechty are on hand to talk about Berne Swiss Days, running July 24-26 (watch here); Cary Shafer, sculptor, is this week’s Featured Fort Wayne Artist (watch here). 

Thursday, July 24, 2014 

Craig Humphrey, director of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, discusses this production opening July 26 (watch here); Sue Davis of the Orchard Gallery, talks about current and future exhibits (watch here).

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Alex Smith and Kelly Lynch from A Better Fort talk about the upcoming Block Party and other events (watch here); Leslie Beauchamp, actress, is this week’s Featured Fort Wayne Artist (watch here).

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Katrina Newman from Jefferson Pointe discusses Friday Nites Live and Josette Jordan from the Allen County Public Library gives a rundown of Rock the Plaza; (watch here) Alicia Pyle is this week’s Featured Fort Wayne Artist and talks about her work as well as the Alicia Pyle Quartet.(watch here)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Barb Richards from the Embassy Theatre drops by to discuss upcoming events (watch here); Liz Monnier from Fort Wayne Dance Collective is this week’s Featured Fort Wayne Artist (watch here).

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tena Woenker and Susan Mendenhall from Arts United provide an overview of this year’s Taste of the Arts happening Saturday, August 23 (watch here); Sarah Payne shares details about the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival taking place August 24-31 (watch here).

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Local Theatre Fall Showcase: Phillip Colglazier, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, and Lauren Nichols, all for One productions (watch here); then Thom Hofrichter, First Presbyterian Theater and Brian Wagner, Arena Dinner Theatre drop by to discuss their new seasons (watch here).

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Director Craig Humphrey and a cast member from the upcoming IPFW production, “The Fantasticks;” (watch here) Rachel Mondragon from the Wagon Wheel Theatre will talk about “Rent” and the upcoming season (watch here).

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Joe Ricke and Tracy Manning from Taylor University discuss their upcoming production of “Wit” (watch here); Marsha Wulpi from Art at the Riverside and Renata Robinson from Eel River Arts Fest. (watch here)   

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Christy Sandmaier from Fort Wayne Ballet shares details about “At the Edge” opening September 26 (watch here); Andrea Zwiebel from Honeywell Center in Wabash discusses their fall season (watch here).

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Andrew Constantine from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic talks about their September 27th opening night performance of Mahler’s Titan Symphony (watch here) and Laurie Schotz from the Warsaw Performing Arts Center discusses their upcoming Bluegrass Gathering (watch here).

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Jeff Casazza and Darby LeClear from the IPFW Department of Theatre discuss their upcoming production of "The Glass Menagerie" (watch here); Leslie Hormann from Fort Wayne Youtheatre shares details about "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (watch here).



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