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Arts Update

AREA QUILT SHOPS: Engine House Quilt Shop of Berne, Sewing Treasurers of Angola, Caroline’s Cottage Cottons of Rome City and Country Creations of Decatur will participate at the Grand Lake One Stop Shop Hop today and Saturday at University of Northwestern Ohio Event Center, 1450 N. Cable Road, Lima, Ohio.


•“Art for Home Schoolers, Teens” will be at 2 p.m. Mondays at Aboite Branch Library, 5630 Coventry Lane.

•“Teen Café” will be at 4 p.m. Fridays at Pontiac Branch, 2215 S. Hanna St.


•Author Susie Duncan Sexton of Columbia City will have her latest work “Misunderstood Gargoyles & Overrated Angels” released Oct. 31.

•Marc Thomas Eckel, Claypool, will release his new Christian novel, “Leperd.” The book is available at

•Author Marci Jefferson of Fort Wayne has released her first novel, “Girl on the Golden Coin.”


•Star 88.3, a contemporary Christian radio station, has been named radio station of the year for medium markets by Christian Music Broadcasters.

•The Indiana Humanities has awarded a $1,500 grant to the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society for the George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series.

BALLET RECEIVES FUNDING: Fort Wayne Ballet has received a contribution of $1 million in the form of an endowment fund from the Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation. The endowment fund will be named after Karen Gibbons-Brown, artistic/executive director of Fort Wayne Ballet.


•Artlink, Auer Center for Arts & Culture, 300 E. Main St., is offering “Saturday Art Session, Watercolor Basics” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Cost is $35 for members or $40 for non-members. To register, call 424-7195.

•Community Arts Academy, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E., will offer “Dramagination,” “Youth Drama” and “Theatre Masters” for Kindergarten through grade 12 beginning Saturday through Nov. 16. “Fun with Fairy Tales” will begin Oct. 7 and continue through Nov. 11. For information, call 481-6059 or contact Melinda Haines at

“CLOSER LOOK” LECTURE: The University of Saint Francis, North Campus, 2702 Spring St., will sponsor the presentation, “Landscapes Within: An Evening with John Paul Caponigro” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.


•Fellowship Missionary Church, 2536 E. Tillman Road, will host the art exhibit “Blessed Are the Peacemakers” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. All items in the show will be available at a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Democratic Republic of Congo through the church’s partnership with World Relief.

•Actress and author Marilu Henner will be the keynote speaker for “Tapestry: A Day for You.” The event will be April 25 at the Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Registration begins Feb. 21. Tickets are $65 per person or $700 for a reserved table of 10. For information, go to

MEETING: Doris Goins, an AQS certified quilt judge, will present “What Makes an Award Winning Quilt” on Tuesday at the Appleseed Quilters Guild meeting. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at The Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Road. For details, go to


•Professional and novice photographers are invited to submit their work for the upcoming photography show at the Honeywell Center in Wabash. Entries must be received by Oct. 7. For a list of guidelines, call 260-563-1102, ext. 502, or go to

•The Fall Home Design Expo is looking for artists specializing in various crafts for the Indiana Wine Experience from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. For information, call 317-846-8965 or email Sara Holtz at

•Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, is accepting submissions for the upcoming exhibit “Beauty.” The exhibit will run from Nov. 15 to Dec. 22. The deadline to submit work is Monday. For information, email

•YWCA Northeast Indiana is seeking entries of artwork done by elementary and middle school students to be displayed at the Circle of Women luncheon Dec. 5. Entries are due by Tuesday. For information, call Sue Hiatt at 424-4908, ext. 254.

Arts update is a listing of arts-related news. Send items at least two weeks before desired publication to Arts update, the Journal Gazette, P.O. Box 88, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-0088; fax, 461-8648; or email at