Artist Interview: Joel Daniel Phillips

It is not often that FWMoA has living artists exhibited in our galleries, and even less often that they come to visit! Therefore, we jumped on the opportunity to speak with Joel Daniel Phillips about his life-size charcoal portraits, where his art is taking him next, and if he'll ever try using color!

Artist Interview: Chuck Sperry

Exhibitions Content Manager Elizabeth Goings sat down with artist Chuck Sperry, whose exhibition All Access: Exploring Humanism in the Art of Chuck Sperry, is on display at FWMoA through December 9th, 2018. Listen, or read, as Elizabeth and Chuck discuss his early career as a cartoonist, his journey to printmaking and posters, his inspirations, and his interactions with his collectors from all over the world!

Confession: I’m a Chalk Walk Wimp

As sure as the sun will rise and turn Main Street into a frying pan at the peak of an Indiana summer, FWMoA will, every July, organize the area’s largest community art project—Chalk Walk. In 2007, as a first-time and unpaid intern at FWMoA, I had the privilege of stepping in at the last minute to create the artwork for the square of the event’s lead sponsor. I was markedly more flexible, heat tolerant, and responsibility-free then, making me the ideal candidate to spend 14 hours on the baking pavement rubbing my fingertips away in the name of art. I haven’t participated since.

Treasures from the Vault: General Anthony Wayne

Today’s featured work is General Anthony Wayne, a painting by Edward Percy Moran. Moran completed the work in 1923, and he’s depicted General Wayne at the side of a wounded Revolutionary soldier who is holding the new American Flag. The two are overlooking an unknown battlefield, but, since they’re holding the flag high, we can assume that it was a victory for our fledgling nation!

Artist Highlight: Michelle Andonian

This Picture I Gift, Michelle Andonian’s series featured in The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2018, is a documentary series that illustrates the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide. The effects of the genocide are especially meaningful for Michelle because her grandmother, Sarah, somehow escaped the chaos before it was too late. Only 9 years old at the beginning of the genocide in 1915, Sarah survived the massacre of 1.5 million Christian Armenians and displacement of hundreds of thousands at the persecution of the failing Ottoman Empire.

Brett Golliff Speaks at the FWMoA Scholastic Regional Ceremony

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art has heavily invested in the Scholastic Art and Writing Program with the hopes of making a difference in the lives of students and families within our region.  Back in 2002-2003, I heard whispers of this incredibly talented kid from Angola, Indiana and his huge collection of sneakers.  Over 10 …

Brett Golliff: From Scholastic Art Award Winner to New Balance Sneaker Designer and Corvette Collaborator

Former Fort Wayne Museum of Art Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winner and Angola High School Grad, Brett Golliff is a self-proclaimed sneaker addict.  Having grown up in the Michael Jordan era, Brett’s fondness for shoes began at an early age and continued to solidify through high school.  Before he could afford to buy Jordan …

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