March 18–19, 2017


December 20, 2016
Artwork due to FAME office
300 E. Main St., Fort Wayne

March 18–19
Fusion of Concert Colors Exhibit at the Fort Wayne FAME Festival
Grand Wayne Center

Sunday, March 19, 1:30 p.m.
Reception for the Fusion of Concert Colors
Grand Wayne Center, Jefferson A

Sunday, March 19, 3 p.m.
Slideshow of Fusion artwork
highlight of Celebration of Youth Concert – Grand Wayne Center

Fusion exhibit at
University of Saint Francis
John Weatherhead Gallery

Fusion exhibit at
First Presbyterian Art Gallery
300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne

2017 Fusion Of Concert Colors Winner, Kindergarten: Isabell Torres, South Side Elementary

FAME’s Fusion of Concert Colors promotes interdisciplinary arts understanding by encouraging students to draw connections between musical selections and the visual arts. FAME teachers guide students to create artwork as they listen to music from our current cultural arts focus. All northern Indiana elementary and middle FAME schools are invited to participate in this program.

Each year FAME partners with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic to select an orchestral work reflecting the year’s cultural focus. Students listen to this music and then create their own original artwork inspired by the music. The artwork is then displayed at the Auer Center for Art & Culture and one student’s artwork from each grade (K-9) is selected as the FAME artwork of the year and the artwork is used to promote the FAME Festival throughout the region. At the Fort Wayne FAME Festival, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras perform the music that inspired the student’s art pieces and a giant slideshow displays all the selected art pieces behind the playing musicians. The honored students and families are guests at the FAME Festival Celebration of Youth Concert.

Participating schools must submit their student’s artwork by December 20, 2016, to the FAME office at 300 E. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802.

This year’s musical selections for Fusion are:

The following items make up the Fusion information package: