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  • Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette Andrew Schoultz works on an installation that is part of his show opening Saturday at Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

  • Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette Tripping on Water, painted by Andrew Schoultz, is one of his many paintings at "This Marvelous and Turbulant World", opening Saturday at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

  • Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette Andrew Schoultz works on a 10' x 10' x 10' installation that is part of his show "This Marvelous and Turbulant World", opening Saturday at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

  • Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette Andrew Schoultz works on a 10' x 10' x 10' installation that is part of his show "This Marvelous and Turbulant World", opening Saturday at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

  • Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette Andrew Schoultz works on a 10' x 10' x 10' installation that is part of his show "This Marvelous and Turbulant World", opening Saturday at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Friday, March 23, 2018 1:00 am

Show includes work created at art museum

If you go

What: “This Marvelous and Turbulent World,” works by Andrew Schoultz

When: Runs through May 27; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St.

Admission: $8 adults, $6 students and seniors 65 and older, $20 families; free to all from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays; reduced admission of $3 with EBT card and valid photo identification

More information: 422-6467 or www.fwmoa.org

Andrew Schoultz, a Los Angeles-based artist, opens “This Marvelous and Turbulent World” on Saturday at Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The show features 10 works, including a 10-foot-by-20-foot installation that has been entirely completed at the museum.

Schoultz has been in Fort Wayne since last week to create the new piece. He stretched the canvases over two frames, and museum visitors have been able to watch the process as the artist and his assistant work.

On an afternoon this week, student groups visiting stopped behind ropes at the entrances to the gallery to watch Schoultz work on the piece, which did not yet have a name. With the “2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards” exhibit ongoing, this is a prime time for young people to visit the museum.

Josef Zimmerman, the museum's curator of contemporary art, says it is rare for artists to create works on site, and he values it as an educational experience for visitors.

“He actually came out here and is putting effort into it, and I feel like that's a major boon for our city,” he says.

Schoultz also worked, in part, on another large installation while at the museum. The piece features two 10-foot walls on either side of a chess board and benches that visitors can sit on. It is a one-sided game with pieces for only one of the players.

The artist creates works with the idea that disorder and war repeat themselves.

“Chaos and destruction are reoccurring themes in my work because I feel like these things are happening all around us constantly,” he says in a news release about the show.

Schoultz and Zimmerman will be on hand for a talk and tour at an opening party at 6 p.m. Saturday, which is free with museum admission. There will be a cash bar and appetizers by Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits.

Zimmerman will also give a Curator's Tour at 12:15 p.m. April 5.

– Corey McMaken, The Journal Gazette