Collaboratorium: Found Object Sculptures
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Collaboratorium: Found Object Sculptures

Join us as we collaborate on found object sculptures of all sizes. These sculptures will incorporate a wide range of materials, from plastic spoons to iron railroad spikes. All found objects will be provided.

Free and open to anyone 18 years or older!

About Collaboratorium
Collaboratorium is a weekly 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. 
 

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Indiana Arts Homecoming
Oct
18
to Oct 19

Indiana Arts Homecoming

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Join us for Indiana Arts Homecoming on Arts Campus Fort Wayne! Artlink will be closed to the public on Thursday and Friday for the event with breakout sessions in the gallery.

Connect with fellow artists, arts organizations, arts advocates, and community leaders at Indiana’s statewide two-day arts conference in Fort Wayne that features more than 30 learning sessions focusing on big ideas and big ways to have an impact on community vibrancy through the arts. Come ready to learn, celebrate, and create and leave energized and empowered to bring the arts closer to the center of your community. This year’s Indiana Arts Homecoming will be combined with the 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards, which will be held at Sweetwater Sound, so it’s truly going to be an epic two days of arts in our state. You won’t want to miss it!

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Ignite Your Potential Workshop
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Ignite Your Potential Workshop

Join us for a special morning of teaching and meditation with Gen Kelsang Dorje as we explore the limitless nature of our mind. Learn how, through meditation and mindfulness, we can connect with our true nature and ignite our pure potential. Once we understand clearly that inner peace is the real source of happiness, we will develop tremendous enthusiasm to engage in the spiritual path that leads to deeper and deeper levels of inner peace.

Taught by Gen Kelsang Dorje, Resident Teacher of KMC Indianapolis
Cost: $25
Everyone is welcome!

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Opening Reception: Kelvin Burzon, Kara Doak, Sarah Holden
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Kelvin Burzon, Kara Doak, Sarah Holden

KELVIN BURZON
Kelvin Burzon is a Filipino-American artist whose work explores intersections of sexuality, race, gender and religion. He was born on March 26, 1989, in Bataan, Philippines. As a child growing up in a Filipino culture, Burzon’s initial ambition was to become a Catholic Priest. “I have always been interested in the religion’s role in culture and familial relationships and have been drawn to the religion’s traditions, imagery, theatricality, and its psychological vestige.” His work is inspired by cerebral influences growing up in and around the church. “My cultural and familial identity, my memories as a child, can not be separated from the church. It was an integral part of what it means to be Filipino.”

Burzon recently received MFA degree from Indiana University's School of Art + Design where he developed his most recent bodies of work. There, he is a performing member of the African American Dance Company where he flourishes in a collaborative performance outlet. This outlet blossomed interests in critical race theory, photography’s role in people’s social identities, story telling, archival gaps and performance. He received his Bachelor's from Wabash College where he studied studio art and music. There, he became versed in painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography. He studied music history, violin and piano performance, vocal performance, as well as years of ethnomusicology. He studied abroad in Florence Italy where he was exposed to a variety of religious works by Renaissance masters as well as studying oil painting techniques. His immediate family migrated to Fort Wayne, IN where we graduated from North Side High School. He is currently an instructor of photography at the University of Cincinnati. 

Kelvin Burzon continues to push his work with inspirations from the past, recontextualized naratives and imagery of religion, paired with the never-ending stimulation and inspiration from the LGBTQ+ community. Burzon seeks to push the limits of his work by visually
redefining and creating a new narrative for himself and those like him.

SARAH HOLDEN
Sarah Holden is a studio artist and educator living in Chicago, IL. Sarah received her Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a focus in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Crafts/Material
Studies and Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. Sarah has presented as a visiting artist at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The University of Wisconsin, Whitewater and taught as a Metals Instructor at Penland School of Crafts. Sarah exhibits her work nationally as in her recent inclusions in Betwixt & Between at Ball State University, Intersecting Boundaries at Clamplight Gallery in San Antonio, TX and WEAR/WARE at Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC. Sarah's work has also been exhibited internationally in WINDOW at the Mother Makers Gallery in Munich Germany and online in Appropriated Adornment, the most recent SNAG online juried exhibition. Sarah's work is held in several public and private collections including the collection of the Racine Art Museum and the Porter Price and Grubow Private Collections. Sarah currently teaches steel fabrication and metal forming at The Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Center in Chicago, IL and creates one of a kind work and limited production studio jewelry in her Chicago studio. Sarah's sculpture and limited production jewelry can be found at galleries across the US.

USE YOUR WORDS: KARA DOAK

Kara Doak is an artist based in Fort Wayne, IN. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, IN. Kara uses photography, video, audio, and performance to create works that explore human connections. Kara is interested in what brings us together and what we are left with in the aftermath. Find Kara’s work on her website kheingartner.com and on Instagram @karadoak_.

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Drawn Together
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Drawn Together

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 

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Letting Go and Healing the Past Workshop
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Letting Go and Healing the Past Workshop

We often have trouble letting go of painful events in our past and this affects the way we respond to our current life situations. We blame situations, ourselves or others and remain trapped in a state of anger and hurt. Through training in mindfulness and meditation we can illuminate the real source of pain and difficulty within our minds and finally release it completely, leaving us with a tremendous feeling of relief and joy.

Learn practical methods to let go of the past through the meditation course at Artlink Gallery with Gen Kelsang Dorje, Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Indianapolis.

Cost: $10
Everyone is welcome!

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Awakening the Power to Love Workshop
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Awakening the Power to Love Workshop

Discover the power of real love for improving our life and relationships. In this workshop, we will explore how love is not something we find- rather it is a natural quality of our mind. We will learn special meditation and mindfulness practices that enable anyone to cultivate, grow and strengthen this quality of love. We will explore how we can all improve our connection, love & empathy for others, no matter what is happening in our life and relationships. Through this, we will discover there is no more powerful and positive mind than real love for solving our problems, improving inner peace, happiness and all our relationships.

Taught by Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Dorje
Cost: $25
Everyone is welcome!

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Collaboratorium: Paper Mosaics
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Collaboratorium: Paper Mosaics

This month we’ll be working together on mosaics made out of paper pieces cut from color paper, magazines, and newspapers. We’ll provide a number of different kinds and sizes of surfaces to create these mosaics on. All supplies will be provided.

Free and open to anyone 18 years or older!

About Collaboratorium
Collaboratorium is a weekly 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. 

 

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Drawn Together
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Drawn Together

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 

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The Art Market: Winter Edition
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

The Art Market: Winter Edition

Join us for The Art Market: Winter Edition on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 11am - 6pm at Artlink Contemporary Gallery! Thank you to our sponsor, The FIND.

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. Pick up all of your last minute holiday gifts, stocking stuffs, and of course treats for yourself! The Art Market: Winter Edition will feature 18 regional artisans. 

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Opening Reception: Regional Exhibition
Jan
4
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Regional Exhibition

You’re invited to the opening reception of Artlink's Regional Exhibition. The Regional features artists from around the Midwest states of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Kentucky, showcasing the rich artistic talent found in the region. Artists of all mediums, backgrounds, and concepts are joined together for a rich exhibition of compelling works of art. 

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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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