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Arts Update


•“Sit and Stitch,” for people wanting to learn to knit, will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Pontiac Branch, 2215 S. Hanna St.

•“Yarn Lover’s Gathering” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Woodburn Branch, 4701 Indiana 101 N., Woodburn.


•The Wassenberg Art Center, 643 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio, will have an acrylic painting class by Terry Ratliff from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. For information, call 419-238-6837 or go to

•A “Living Statue” workshop will be presented from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday during the Appleseed Comic Con at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. To register for the free workshop, go to

•Carl Mosher will conduct a painting class from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Salem Church, 2401 Lake Ave. Cost is $20 and includes materials. For reservations, call 749-5847.

FILM FESTIVAL: The 14th annual National Windsong Student Film Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the IPFW Liberal Arts Building, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Admission is free. For information, go to

LONGROY FEATURED: Fort Wayne resident Allan Longroy will be featured in the summer 2013 issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine. The issue will be available on newsstands through July 15.

PRINTMAKING CRITIQUE: Artlink, 300 E. Main St., will offer a free “Peer-to-Peer Printmaking Critique” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Attendees may bring one or two examples of original hand-pulled prints to critique. For information, call 424-7195.

SHOWCASE PREMIERE: Huntington University’s film and animation seniors will premiere their work at the DMA Film Showcase and DMA Animations Showcase at Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts in Huntington. The film showcase will be at 7 p.m. today, and the animation showcase will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The event is free.

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: Grabill Gallery, located at the Country Shops in Grabill, is accepting photos for the upcoming exhibit, “Baby Photos,” through Monday. Photos may be sent to

VAZQUEZ SELECTED: Teresa Vazquez, an assistant professor at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, has been named to the statewide eight-member panel of the Indiana Authors Award. Panelists will select the top three publicly nominated Indiana authors for 2013.

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