FAME contracts with respected artists whose work coincides with the focus of our current year cultural arts theme. These artists visit the classrooms throughout the year to provide presentations and hands-on activities at local FAME member schools.
In 2010 the FAME Visiting Artists performed 106 times for 17,735 students. An additional 20,000 children and adults had the opportunity to see these performances at the three FAME Festivals- Merrillville, Fort Wayne, and Wabash, Indiana.
As part of this years Southeast Asia them, FAME brings the Balinese troupe Gamelan Sekar Jaya. Gamelan Sekar Jaya comprises several kinds of gamelanorchestras—currently including kebyar, angklung, jegog, and gender wayang—and dancers. True to the Balinese tradition, musicians and dancers learn through direct imitation and training from master musicians, without the aid of notation. In various combinations, these ensembles have presented over five hundred concerts in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The performance ensemble at FAME will be a troupe of five to seven performers.
For more information about Gamelan Sekar Jaya go to their website:
All performances are $1 per student with a minimum charge of $250.
The ensemble will be here for only 5 days (March 11 through 15, 2013). They will do three performances per day for a total of 15 performances. Availability is limited and this is first come first serve for registration. So register early!
Janice Furtner, Papercutting Artist/ Fine Arts Instructor, will teach in the classroom the art of the shadow puppets. Students will create Balinese shadow puppets while learning the cultural influence of Bali and other islands in Indonesia. Janice will will mesmerize students in wonderful story telling with shadow puppets then teach the students how to make their own shadow puppets and create their own stories.
Janice will be available for classroom lessons for $100 per classroom. The maximum class size is 30 students.
Her performance will be 40-50 minutes long with a maximum of 5 performances per day. She may be scheduled for more than one day if needed. Dates are available from March 14 through the 15 and March 18 through 22, 2013.
Registration and Scheduling
You must be a FAME member to participate in this program.
To become a FAME school member, go the membership page and join.
To bring the FAME Visiting Artists to your school, click below for online registration and scheduling!
Register for Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Register for Shadow Puppets with Janice Furtner