Throughout the year, we showcase emerging and established artists in curated, juried, and solo exhibitions.
August 11 - September 15, 2017
Middle Waves Poster Show
The Middle Waves Poster Show features gig posters by the best designers around the region. Middle Waves is a two-day destination music festival in downtown Fort Wayne, IN on Friday and Saturday, September 15th and 16th.
Sponsored by French Paper Company, Arc Document Solutions, and Excell Color Graphics
Rachel Von: Dementia, Death, and Dealing with Loss
Rachel Von dedicates this exhibition to her grandfather, George Wiggin, who passed away in February 2017 after having dementia. In this three-part series, Von explores dementia, death, and dealing with loss in her photography.
Von resides in Fort Wayne, IN. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography from Indiana University. Rachel is inspired by textiles, ancient art, optical art, fashion, and patterns in nature. Rachel utilizes patterns and primary colors, creating patterned backgrounds in her photography.
September 22 - October 27, 2017
Where Shall We Now Roam
Curated by Julie Wall and Daniel Dienelt
Where Shall We Now Roam focuses on the natural world exploring the science and implications behind the social and biological changes our environment is currently facing in addition to our global state. This exhibition will feature Ethan Ross, Erik Howard, Karla Yauchler, Andrew Dubach, Heather Miller, Anna Buckner, Erin Patton, Amanda Joseph, Eric Stine, David Birkey, Marie Gardeski, and Derek Decker.
Jason A. Mowry: The Fox and The Man at the Door
An illustrated collection of Aesop’s Fables
Inspired by the stories he reads, and the people and times that surround him, Jason's work blends myth and personal narrative to speak to the larger collective narrative. Jason grew up between the art museums and comic book shops, combining the rhythms of each to walk the line between formal art and the fantastic. Having attended The Columbus College of Art and Design, Jason calls Ohio home where he keeps a studio, his stacks of books, and a rich circle of friends and family.
Steve Shelby has been working with metal since the early 1970’s. Shelby received an art degree with a concentration in jewelry and metalsmithing from Ball State University. All of his art is three-dimensional, hammered out from flat sheet. The beautiful forms, inspired mostly from nature, take precedence over everything else, and surface adornment and fine detail is kept to a minimum. Shelby does his work in an unassuming little wooden building out in the country near South Whitley, Indiana, where he can work undisturbed, and there are no neighbors close enough to be disturbed by the noise of his hammering. Although he has done some production work, he prefers making one-of- a-kind pieces, always pushing himself to explore new creative territory.
November 3 - December 8, 2017
Lisa Walcott is an installation artist and kinetic sculptor based in Holland, Michigan. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2010, and has since created and exhibited her work nationally. View her kinetic sculptures in action on her website, lisawalcott.com.
Justin Johnson: Eulogies of Unrest
Justin Johnson is the gallery director for the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts – Fort Wayne, IN (2002-present). He holds both a BA (Fine/Commercial Art) and MA (Studio Art – Drawing) from the University of Saint Francis. He exhibits his work regionally and has had major exhibitions of his works at Wabash College (IN), Defiance College (OH), Adrian College (MI), Grace College (IN), Goshen College (IN), Manchester University (IN), and University of Saint Francis (IN). He also has had his work presented at Artlink Contemporary Gallery (AVA Award Winner, Midwest Regional Award Winner), Castle Gallery Fine Art, Crestwoods Gallery, First Presbyterian Gallery, and the Garrett Museum of Art.His work is represented by Crestwoods Gallery, Roanoke, IN.