Figure Drawing
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses.

Every Monday and Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

$3 per hour

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Collaboratorium: Poetry & Image
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Collaboratorium: Poetry & Image

Collaboratorium brings artists together to create together. We’ll be creating collaborative works on paper that include text and image, experimenting with writers responding to artists and vice versa. Finished works will then be printed as digital posters (free copies will be available to all participating artists) and posted in public spaces around Fort Wayne and the US.

Collaboratorium is held at Artlink on the third Wednesday of each month and is an 18+ event.

About Collaboratorium
Collaboratorium is an artmaking session run by Italian Friend ArtRuckus which brings together artists, musicians, performers, and writers to create collaborative, improvised works in a wide range of mediums, including visual art, music, video, and performance art. Collaboratorium sessions take place in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages participants to focus on the processes of collaboration, experimentation, and improvisation. In 2018, Artlink began working with Collaboratorium to hold a collaborative event the third Wednesday of each month.

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Figure Drawing
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses.

Every Monday and Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

$3 per hour

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Artlink Education Series: How to Work with a Gallery
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Artlink Education Series: How to Work with a Gallery

Artlink’s Education Series seeks to empower emerging artists in Northeast Indiana to build sustainable creative careers through an innovative and affordable monthly series of speakers and workshops. This series will cover important issues for artists including health and wellness, business and marketing, presentation and portfolio development. Through this series, we hope to provide artists with the skills and resources they need to succeed in their creative endeavors.

In February, Artlink’s Gallery Coordinator, Maddie Miller, will talk about how to work with a gallery. The presentation will cover how to successfully apply for call for entries, prepare an exhibition proposal, and more. The talk will end with a Q&A for artists to ask questions and open up for discuss.

$5 Non-Members / Free to Members

Our mission to invest in opportunities for diverse visual artists is not possible without your support. Become a member today at artlinkfw.com/membership to support a thriving creative community in Northeast Indiana.

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Opening Reception: Mother Sea, Haha naru umi: Sayaka Ganz and Trace Evidence: Claudia Berlinski
Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Mother Sea, Haha naru umi: Sayaka Ganz and Trace Evidence: Claudia Berlinski

Join us for the opening reception of Mother Sea, Haha naru umi: Sayaka Ganz (pictured) and Trace Evidence: Claudia Berlinski on Friday, Februrary 22 5-8pm. On view until March 22, 2019

Using reclaimed metal and plastic objects, Sayaka’s recent sculptures depict animals in motion with rich colors and energy. She describes her style as “3D impressionism”, creating an illusion of solid form using plastic objects as brush strokes that become visible upon observation from close proximity. Her recent exhibitions include: “Danze Della Natura” – solo exhibition at the Hermann Geiger Foundation in Cecina, Italy, and “Metamorphosis” – temporary installation at the Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska. Her recent commissions include a series of marine life sculptures for the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California and a permanent installation of an underwater scene featuring whales and turtles in the lobby of Cimer Spa at the Paradise Resort in Incheon, Korea.

Utilizing photography, Berlinski’s work examines the fugitive nature of personal history and memory. She describes her photographic process through a personal, and global, obsession to record things visually. The imagery used in her works emphasize the importance of the mundane in everyday life, as she documents spending her time traveling, visiting, hiking, working, and being at home. Her recent works involve disrupting the surface of each piece to push the boundary of how much of an image must be recognizable to unleash a forgotten event or encounter. Berlinski also utilizes the disruption of appearance to reinforce the notion that time and emotion alter the accuracy of memories.



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Figure Drawing
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses.

Every Monday and Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

$3 per hour

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Figure Drawing
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses.

Every Monday and Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

$3 per hour

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Volunteer Day
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

Volunteer Day

Have you been looking for a way to impact your community? Do you have an interest in the arts? We would love to have you on our volunteer team! You can be as involved as you’d like to be–from once a year to once a month. Projects will range from gallery cleaning, painting, filing, and easy administrative tasks. Together, we make art possible!

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Figure Drawing
Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses.

Every Monday and Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

$3 per hour

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Figure Drawing
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses.

Every Monday and Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

$3 per hour

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CreativeMornings
Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings/Fort Wayne envisions a united Fort Wayne, in creativity. We seek to spark connections through a celebration of the city's creative voices and on the second Friday of every month, host a free breakfast speaker series run entirely by a team of volunteers. Powered by an engine of generosity, CreativeMornings/Fort Wayne is an energizing environment where people share space to find inspiration in a fellow creative's story. We believe in face-to-face connections, high-fives, and that a scientist at their lab bench is as creative as a painter at their easel. Everyone is creative. Everyone is welcome.


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Figure Drawing
Mar
11
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses.

Every Monday and Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

$3 per hour

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Figure Drawing
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses.

Every Monday and Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

$3 per hour

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Figure Drawing
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses.

Every Monday and Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

$3 per hour

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Collaboratorium: Puppets
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Collaboratorium: Puppets

Collaboratorium brings artists together to create together. Join us this month to explore a wide variety of puppet styles and materials, from the familiar to the exotic. There will also be pre-made stages available for impromptu puppet plays, which we’ll share on our YouTube and Facebook pages.

Collaboratorium is held at Artlink on the third Wednesday of each month and is an 18+ event.

About Collaboratorium
Collaboratorium is an artmaking session run by Italian Friend ArtRuckus which brings together artists, musicians, performers, and writers to create collaborative, improvised works in a wide range of mediums, including visual art, music, video, and performance art. Collaboratorium sessions take place in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages participants to focus on the processes of collaboration, experimentation, and improvisation. In 2018, Artlink began working with Collaboratorium to hold a collaborative event the third Wednesday of each month.

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Figure Drawing
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses.

Every Monday and Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

$3 per hour

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Figure Drawing
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses.

Every Monday and Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

$3 per hour

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Figure Drawing
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses.

Every Monday and Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

$3 per hour

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Opening Reception: 39th National Print Exhibition
Mar
29
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: 39th National Print Exhibition

For 39 years, Artlink has showcased the best in contemporary printmedia from around the nation. Although printing for most of us is often as immediate as Ctrl+P, the tradition of hand-pulled prints continues on today. This exhibition seeks to highlight this traditional, laborious, and oftentimes tedious, art form. Please join us at the opening reception Friday, March 29th from 5-8pm. As printmedia moves into a new era, we look forward to highlighting future generations of printmakers using the medium to share their voice.

This juried exhibition features contemporary printmakers across the nation working in all printmaking mediums, including intaglio, lithographs, relief, screenprints, monoprints, letterpress, artist books, digital prints and print installations. This exhibition will be on view until May 3, 2019.

Pictured: Cullen Houser

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Volunteer Day
Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

Volunteer Day

Have you been looking for a way to impact your community? Do you have an interest in the arts? We would love to have you on our volunteer team! You can be as involved as you’d like to be–from once a year to once a month. Projects will range from gallery cleaning, painting, filing, and easy administrative tasks. Together, we make art possible!

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Collaboratorium: Monotypes
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Collaboratorium: Monotypes

Collaboratorium brings artists together to create together. Join us this month to make monotypes on Wednesday, April 17th from 6-8pm. Monotypes are unique prints that can created in many different ways, including through the use of inks, watercolors, and markers on surfaces like glass, plastic, and paper. Finished works will be compiled in a full-color zine (free copies will be available to all participating artists). This video provides a quick introduction to some basic monotype processes.

Collaboratorium is held at Artlink on the third Wednesday of each month and is an 18+ event.

About Collaboratorium
Collaboratorium is an artmaking session run by Italian Friend ArtRuckus which brings together artists, musicians, performers, and writers to create collaborative, improvised works in a wide range of mediums, including visual art, music, video, and performance art. Collaboratorium sessions take place in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages participants to focus on the processes of collaboration, experimentation, and improvisation. In 2018, Artlink began working with Collaboratorium to hold a collaborative event the third Wednesday of each month.

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Volunteer Day
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Volunteer Day

Have you been looking for a way to impact your community? Do you have an interest in the arts? We would love to have you on our volunteer team! You can be as involved as you’d like to be–from once a year to once a month. Projects will range from gallery cleaning, painting, filing, and easy administrative tasks. Together, we make art possible!

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The Art Market: Spring Edition
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

The Art Market: Spring Edition

Join us for The Art Market: Spring Edition on Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 11am - 5pm at Artlink Contemporary Gallery! 

The Art Market is a curated marketplace featuring the best in contemporary craft and handmade goods. Our market strives to bring the highest quality handmade goods to the people of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

On this Mother's Day, celebrate your mom with a day of shopping small and local. Spruce up your home for spring with one of a kind items from 18 regional artisans!

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Collaboratorium: Mixed Media Jewelry
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Collaboratorium: Mixed Media Jewelry

Collaboratorium brings artists together to create together. Join us this month to make mixed-media jewelry (including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more) using techniques such as collage and found object sculpture. This Collaboratorium will provide a good introduction to basic jewelry-making techniques, as well as a chance for more experienced makers to experiment with unconventional materials.    

Collaboratorium is held at Artlink on the third Wednesday of each month and is an 18+ event.

About Collaboratorium
Collaboratorium is an artmaking session run by Italian Friend ArtRuckus which brings together artists, musicians, performers, and writers to create collaborative, improvised works in a wide range of mediums, including visual art, music, video, and performance art. Collaboratorium sessions take place in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages participants to focus on the processes of collaboration, experimentation, and improvisation. In 2018, Artlink began working with Collaboratorium to hold a collaborative event the third Wednesday of each month.

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Opening Reception: The Art of Metalsmithing Exposed Curated by Steve Shelby, and Emily Sullivan Smith
May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: The Art of Metalsmithing Exposed Curated by Steve Shelby, and Emily Sullivan Smith

You are invited to the opening reception of The Art of Metalsmithing Exposed Curated by Steve Shelby, and a solo exhibition by Emily Sullivan Smith on Friday, May 17, from 5-8pm. These exhibitions will be on view until June 21, 2019. The Art of Metalsmithing Exposed will highlight the best of contemporary three-dimensional metal art from around the world. This exhibition features a diverse group of artists, ranging from emerging or self-taught to college professors and silversmithing professionals. Many of the artists teach their craft as freelancer, around the country and parts of the world, in their own facilities, or in colleges or universities. Some primarily design and make jewelry while some come from blacksmithing, welding, or auto body backgrounds. Two of the artists featured, Betty Helen Longhi and Cynthia Eid, have written the definitive book on contemporary metalsmithing, Creative Metal Forming.

This exhibition explores metalsmithing in the cold forming of metal from flat sheet (or ingot) into three dimensional form, using hammer and various other tools (not to be confused with blacksmithing, which is the hot forming of iron and steel). The functional objects that used to be handmade by metalsmiths are now mass-produced, evolving the craft over time into a vehicle for artistic expression.

Sullivan Smith’s work focuses on the global debate concerning the planet and the role each of our lives, choices, conveniences and privileges play. Each work investigates the tenuous balance between humans and nature through the perceived abundance of natural resources declining at the hand of humankind or the impact of daily conveniences on nature. Sullivan Smith examines the push and pull between the capacity of humans to control or shift the environment with the potential for unintended consequences. The works find their impetus from appropriated cultural sources, be they historical photographs, or news of recourse decline. A quote from noted naturalist, John Muir, is ever-present in the work “When one tugs at a single thing in nature he finds it attached to the rest of the world”.

Pictured: Alison Antelman


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Volunteer Day
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Volunteer Day

Have you been looking for a way to impact your community? Do you have an interest in the arts? We would love to have you on our volunteer team! You can be as involved as you’d like to be–from once a year to once a month. Projects will range from gallery cleaning, painting, filing, and easy administrative tasks. Together, we make art possible!

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Collaboratorium: Wall Drawings
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Collaboratorium: Wall Drawings

Collaboratorium brings artists together to create together. In the spirit of the work of Sol Lewitt, we’ll be creating murals by drawing on a variety of sizes of wall panels. The completed panels will then be displayed in public spaces in Fort Wayne later in the year (free prints of the panels will also be available to all participating artists). Watch this video to learn more about Sol Lewitt’s wall drawings.

Collaboratorium is held at Artlink on the third Wednesday of each month and is an 18+ event.

About Collaboratorium
Collaboratorium is an artmaking session run by Italian Friend ArtRuckus which brings together artists, musicians, performers, and writers to create collaborative, improvised works in a wide range of mediums, including visual art, music, video, and performance art. Collaboratorium sessions take place in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages participants to focus on the processes of collaboration, experimentation, and improvisation. In 2018, Artlink began working with Collaboratorium to hold a collaborative event the third Wednesday of each month.

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Opening Reception: 41st Annual Members’ Showcase
Jun
28
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: 41st Annual Members’ Showcase

Artlink is pleased to present the 41st Annual Members’ Showcase, celebrating the individual artists that help make Artlink possible through their continual member support of the organization for over forty years. This exhibition features artists working in all mediums at all stages of their artistic careers. The Members’ Showcase provides immediate access to a gallery exhibition for our artist members. Please join us at our opening reception on Friday, June 28 from 5-8pm. This exhibition will be on view through August 2, 2019.

Pictured: Andrew Dubach

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Opening Reception: On Being: Realism and The BGSU School of Art Painting and Drawing Program Curated by Brandon Briggs and Dennis Wojtkiewicz
Aug
9
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: On Being: Realism and The BGSU School of Art Painting and Drawing Program Curated by Brandon Briggs and Dennis Wojtkiewicz

You are invited to the opening reception of On Being: Realism and The BGSU School of Art Painting and Drawing Program, curated by Brandon Briggs and Dennis Wojtkiewicz on Friday, August 9, 5-8pm. This exhibition is on view until September 13, 2019. Realism, like nature, persists. All visual art is based in the observed. Nature and perception are the minimally required precepts if one is to “make art”. On a grander scale, realism is fugitive, with the maker towing an ever confusing line between control and chaos not dissimilar from the lines walked by the abstract expressionists of the mid 20th century or even that of contemporary painters of all “isms” attempting to organize the natural world into a cohesive statement on a surface.

With realism the natural world is directly coded into the dramatic narrative of the work, and in nuanced ways abstraction is coded into the unfolding of the painted image. Each of the artists are keenly aware of both their surroundings as subject as well as the nuanced efforts that make for interesting marriages of form and content contained naturally in the painted or drawn surfaces as an expression of both intention and improvisation. Formulas, in other words, will never do. Each of these artists is attempting to make realism new, a way to discover the purposes of the image. What is the place in our mechanized, mass-produced, digital world for such hand-crafted, one of a kind, fiercely analog work. Unlike televisual media (film, television, and social media/net-channel) realism has remained relatively quiet. All of the artists represented seek to find balance inside of the quiet place that realism occupies while acknowledging its historical, social, political, and cultural contexts.

Pictured: Dennis Wojikiewicz

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Opening Reception: Humanimals in Precarious Positions: Melanie Cooper Pennington
Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Humanimals in Precarious Positions: Melanie Cooper Pennington

Please join us at the opening reception of Humanimals in Precarious Positions: Melanie Cooper Pennington on Friday, September 20 from 5-8pm. This exhibition will be on view until October 25, 2019.

By embodying forms in the likeness of whales, bison and elephants (animals that we keep our distance from because of their physical power and intimidating size), Cooper Pennington’s large-scale sculptures immediately trigger curiosity and wariness. Her ‘Beasts’ are, however, frequently soft and touchable, placed in precarious positions or engaged in a struggle with an opposing force, consequently probing the viewer’s capacity for empathy. The visceral materials by which Cooper Pennington constructs her work range from ceramic and steel to fur and wood. She uses her knowledge of human anatomy to anthropomorphize the beast - incorporating human signifiers that make the imagined creatures feel knowable.

Pictured: Melanie Cooper Pennington

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Figure Drawing
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses.

Every Monday and Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

$3 per hour

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