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Briefs: Fort Wayne Children's Choir offers enrollment placement hearings

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:01 am

FWCC placement hearings

Fort Wayne Children's Choir will hold open enrollment placement hearings, for ages 8-18, at 5:30 and 6 p.m. Monday at IPFW's Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Call 481-0481 or email info@fwc to schedule a placement time.

Children’s choir names board

Fort Wayne Children's Choir announced its 2013-14 board of directors includes Jeff Gery, president; Debbie Powers, vice president; Ingrid Laidroo-Martin, secretary; and Jenny Lemon, treasurer. Board members include John Foxworthy, Jeff Fritz, George Guido, Charley Hire, Michele Merritt, Carrie Minnich, Barbara Resch, Justin Shurley and Tony Strickler.

Input needed

Leaders working to create a vibrant downtown cultural district announced a Platform for Action that includes eight initiatives: public market, public art, culinary incubator, creative business incubator, creative storefront development, activity, connectivity and telling our story.

Planners invite public feedback via a short survey at The feedback will be used to finalize the plan by October, a news release said.

Art winners

The Fort Wayne Artists Guild and University of Saint Francis announced winners in the Ventures in Creativity 2013 Art Show, which continues through Aug. 16 in the Weatherhead Gallery at the Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center at Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.

Best of Show: Joel Fremion, “Parnell Street Bridge.”

Oil and acrylic: First place, Andrea Bojrab, “Gathering Stalks”; second, Al McLuckie, “Crescendo.”

Water Media: First place, Leslie White, “Dusk”; second, Louise Cartwright, “Button and Embroidery Scissors.”

Dry Media: First place, Doug Runyon, “Spring Arrives”; second, Joel Fremion, “Still Life with Marigolds.”

Three Dimensional Art: First place, Helen Buescher, “Young David”; second, Steve Shelby, “Evolutional Marvel.”

•Catherine C. Cheney Award: Suzanne Von Burg, “Shades of Chicago.”

•Cecelia May Horn Award: Brenda Ramseier, “Where Has the Time Gone.”

•Midge Walter Award: Michael Dobbs, “Genesis.”

•Marcia Patterson Award: Nancy Longmate, “Painted Desert.”

•Elizabeth Yorks Award: Doug Runyon, “Take Me Home”

•Dr. and Mrs. Hal McLean Award: Wiletta Blevins, “The Face of Freedom.”