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Briefs: Black History Month program canceled; new peer review art group starts at Artlink

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:01 am

Black History program canceled

The History Center has canceled a Co-Celebration of Black History Month program planned for Saturday because of internal division at the African/African-American Historical Society and Museum, which had planned to collaborate on the presentation and panel discussion.

Todd Maxwell Pelfrey, History Center executive director, said he hopes the program can be rescheduled for a later date.

Workshop offered

A 2-D mixed-media collage workshop with artist Randall Scott Harden will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at The Art Farm, 17612 N. County Line Road East, Spencerville. Cost is $75 per person and includes select materials. Light refreshments will be provided.

To register, call 238-4755.

NAMI presents one-act play

NAMI Fort Wayne will present an original theatrical performance “Mother, 4, 5, and 7,” a one-act play at 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Calhoun, Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 E. Calhoun St. The play was written by James Wesley Williams, a multicultural outreach specialist, and will be performed by Cindy Williams. Cost for the play, buffet and beverage is $5, plus tip.

To RSVP, email mccfort wayne@yahoo.com.

Art peer review

Artlink's New Peer-to-Peer Critique Group will meet at 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 E. Main St.

Artists who work in oils or acrylics should bring two or three pieces of their artwork for a critique by their peers. The Peer-to-Peer Critiques will be an ongoing free program run by area artists that will meet monthly.

The meetings are free and open to the public.

For more, go to www.artlinkfw.com.

Kids’ art contest

The 2014 Cooperative Calendar Art contest for Indiana students in kindergarten-Grade 12 is seeking entries. Students are invited to submit original artwork for the calendar month assigned to their grade: . Kindergartners do the cover; first-graders, January, and so on through high school seniors. For rules and to download an entry form, go to www.ElectricConsumer.org.