Apr 22, 2017
Stutz Artists Open House, Author Christina Baker Kline, Wife Patrol, and Ken Scott Plays with Skulls and Claws
This week, Christina Baker Kline talks about Orphan Train and how Andrew Wyeth inspired her new novel, and Ken Scott crafts hunting pouches that look centuries old, as well as creating fraktur and talismanic art. Local alt-rockers Wife Patrol get their groove on, and we get a sneak preview of the Stutz Artists Open House. While we're on a roll, have you renewed your WFYI membership? It's the perfect time, and you can do it quickly and safely right here at wfyi.org!
Apr 15, 2017
New Plays at TOTS and ATI, New Staff at Indy Fringe, New Novel by Jim Naremore, and New Beats at Rhythm Discovery Center
We’re on a theatre binge this week on The Art of the Matter! You’ll hear about Theatre on the Square’s new show, the Indy Fringe’s new creative team member, and Actors Theatre of Indiana’s play about Judy Garland. We’ll also explore the Rhythm Discovery Center with Kids, and meet Jim Naremore, whose debut novel is called The Arts of Legerdemain, as Told By Ghosts. Don’t miss this episode!
Apr 08, 2017
This week on The Art of the Matter, we meet a painter who's inspired by science and a painter who's inspired by words. We learn about an Indy theatre company that pioneered theatre for seniors, get a sneak preview of Comic Con, and find out how Butler ArtsFest helps students connect with world-renowned performers.
Apr 01, 2017
Princess Diaries' Author's New Novel, Kids Dance Outreach, Vess Ruhtenberg Launches a Solo Album, APA Finalist Alex Beyer, and You Are There 1943
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll talk with The Prince Diaries' Indiana-born author about her newest novel, go on-site with Kids Dance Outreach, and meet APA Fellow Alex Beyer. We'll also learn why local music veteran Vess Ruhtenberg finally cut his own album, and discover the Indiana Historical Society's new You Are There exhibit, focused on Italian POWs at Camp Atterbury.
Mar 25, 2017
Ricardo Returns, We Remix the Symphony, Find out what's New with Drew, Listen in on Tyron Cooper, and Anticipate the Indiana Artists' Exhibit
This week on The Art of the Matter, Dance Kaleidoscope alum Ricardo Melendez brings his current company to town; Ball State students lend their skills to remixing the symphony, and we meet APA Fellow Drew Peterson. We'll also learn about Tyron Cooper's latest projects and get the story in the Indiana Artists' Centennial Exhibition.
Mar 18, 2017
Artist Boxer - This is My Parkinson's, Larry Sweazy's New Novel, Meet the Next APA Finalist, Tattoo Artist Shadow, and The IMA Goes to the Birds
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll meet a visual artist who lives and creates with Parkinson's Disease, and discover why John Jacob Audubon could easily be a contemporary self-made man. We'll also discover how Larry Sweazy's fictional characters introduce themselves to him, check out tattoo artist Shadow, and meet APA Fellow Sam Hong.
Mar 11, 2017
Star Trek Tech, Bail on Straws, Meet the Next APA Finalist, Go to the Circus, and get a Sneak Peek of Indiana Artisan Marketplace
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll meet an American Pianists Award finalist who played a Haydn sonata right through a magnitude 6.1 earthquake. We'll hear why you should refuse a straw with your soft drink. We'll meet a glass blower and a barbecue sauce master whose work will be featured in the Indiana Artisan Marketplace, and we'll discover how Start Trek's creators got a lot right about modern technology. Last but not least, we'll visit a virtual circus with kids Veronica and Max.
Mar 04, 2017
If Britain's Prince Charles were King, a Peanut-Roasting Facility-Turned-Art-Gallery, Intimate Opera Partners with Philharmonic, Encore Vocal Arts Gets a New Leader, and Meet The First APA Finalist
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll check out a play that imagines Prince Charles as King of England, visit Big Car's Tube Factory, and learn how an orchestra changes when it accompanies singers. We'll also meet the colorful new music director of Encore Vocal Arts and meet the first APA Classical Awards finalist.
Feb 25, 2017
The ICO Accompanies City Lights, Fort Wayne Project is a Knight Cities Challenge Finalist, Ella Fitzgerald Gets an Art Exhibit, The House Life Project, and Ballet Theatre of Indiana Dances Beauty and The Beast
This week on The Art of the Matter, we’ll learn how hard it is to provide a movie soundtrack live, how a Fort Wayne collective is using artistic front porches to get neighbors to know one another, and visit an art exhibit dedicated to the great Ella Fitzgerald. We’ll also see how abandoned houses on the near eastside are being reborn as art hubs, and go behind the scenes at the creation of a new setting of Beauty and the Beast.
Feb 18, 2017
Disabilities Awareness Month Art, Tad Robinson's Small Studio Session, WFYI's Ice Miller Wine Fest, Indiana Wind Symphony, and Chee Wang Ng at Iu Art Museum
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll learn about ArtMix's First Friday exhibit, catch up with blues legend Tad Robinson, and warm up for WFYI's Ice Miller Wine Fest. We'll also find out how the Indiana Wind Symphony's founder and music director comes up with unusual programming, and meet visual artist Chee Wang Ng.
Feb 11, 2017
Artist Dan Thompson, Composer Becky Archibald, Author Roxane Gay, Dogs at The Eiteljorg, and A Carnival for Kenya
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll meet the artist behind the super-colorful IndyGo Bus, eavesdrop on composer Becky Archibald as she midwives a new composition, and learn why Roxane Gay loves difficult women. We'll also discover why high school kids from around the city are raising money for Kenya, and fetch a story about man's best friend at the Eiteljorg Museum.
Feb 04, 2017
Indy DJ School, Hendricks Symphony Orchestra, Circle City Industrial Complex, The Great War, and Meet the Artists 19
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll check out an Indy DJ school, head to Hendricks County for classical and pops music, and meet the Full Circle Nine Gallery at the Circle City Industrial Complex. We'll also experience The Great War through Hoosier eyes, and meet some artists from the 19th annual Meet The Artists exhibition at Central Library.