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Some random thoughts and happenings with FAME.

September 25

I just saw an article that made me think of a cute mini-lesson. The article said that birds in San Francisco are singing differently because of COVID lockdown. With fewer people out and about the city is quieter, so the male birds are able to sing more quietly, allowing them to expand their pitch range, which is more attractive to female birds.

This could tie into a lesson on vocal health by helping explain the effects of overuse of our voices on voice quality and how pushing too much makes us sound worse. If you are doing any FAME stuff this year, this would tie well into the recycling/environmental theme.

https://www.sciencealert.com/sparrows-have-changed-behaviour-in-response-to-coronavirus-anthropaus

Just thought this was cute so I’d share!

Lisa Christman

Music Teacher, Franke Park Elementary

September 10

This year’s cultural them is Planet Earth.  Here is David Crowe, FAME’s Composer in Residence, with his composition, Summer Sound Garden played with found objects for instruments.

September 4

       

Kaylor Age 10                    Harry Age 9                    Grant Age 10

Thanks to Grant, 9, Harry 10, & Kaylor, 10 for their amazing recycled projects!

Win a FAME T-shirt!

FAME is celebrating Planet Earth & we want you to win as well!

Create a recycled piece of art, submit to us and win a free FAME t-shirt!

Each submission should include at least 50% of recycled materials.T

Take a before picture with all of your recycled materials and an after picture with your final piece of art.

Post your picture* to FAME’s Facebook page or FAME’s instagram page. Just list your first name and age.

https://www.facebook.com/FAMEfw/

https://www.instagram.com/famearts1

To pickup your T-shirt, you should call the FAME office and set a time to pick-up. The office phone number is 260-247-7325 or email at info@famearts.org

The FAME office is located at

300 East Main St.

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

google map

*Photos sent to FAME become property of FAME and gives FAME permission to use the photo or likeness.

Click here for PDF version of the rules!

 

August 17

Our visiting artist for 2020-2021 is Sayaka Ganz.  You may learn more about her on our visiting artist page and  Sayaka newsletter.

August 3

Win a FAME T-Shirt!

FAME is celebrating Planet Earth and we want you to as well!
Create a recycled piece of art, submit to us, and win a free FAME T-shirt!

Each submission should include at least 50% of recylced materials.
Take a before picture with all of your recycled materials and an after picture with your final piece of art.

Post your picture* to FAME’s Facebook page or FAME’s instagram page. Just list your first name and age.

https://www.facebook.com/FAMEfw/

https://www.instagram.com/famearts1

To pickup your T-shirt, you should call the FAME office and set a time to pick-up. The office phone number is 260-247-7325 or email at info@famearts.org

The FAME office is located at

300 East Main St.

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

google map

*Photos sent to FAME become property of FAME and gives FAME permission to use the photo or likeness.

Click here for PDF version of the rules!

 

FAME Art Kits Giveaway—– Instruction videos

July 22

How to make Hawaiian Leis.  Instructions by Ann Gordon.

 

How to make pan flutes.  Instructions by Ann Gordon.

July 17

How to make a Groovy Grass Head Guy.  Instructions by Dona Mossberg.

July 15

How to make a Ganza.  Instructions by Ann Gordon.

 

July 1, 2020

 

How to make castanets with FAME castanet kit.  Instructions by Ann Gordon.

June 17, 2020

 

How to make a maraca with FAME maraca kit.  Instructions by Ann Gordon.

Every Wednesday beginning, June 17 through August 5th, FAME will provide children with a worldly arts kit to create at home. After receiving the kit, you will need to log on to famearts.org for video instructions and more information. Each week, the kit will include a new craft for you to complete at home, and most or all of the supplies are included. When you are finished, we encourage you to take a picture and share at #FAMEFW. The schedule and place for the FAME Art Kits pickup will be listed on our website each week @ famearts.org. We hope you enjoy and tell your friends! 

*FAME reserves the right to end this experience at any time, if necessary. The kits are free to each child, and we ask you use the contents as they are intended. If you send a picture to FAME, it will become our property to promote this FAME experience. FAME does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status,

April 24, 2020

Due to the health concerns and uncertainty about the COVID-19 virus, FAME is cancelling the FAME Summer Camp for this year.

March 25, 2020

Due to the current health emergency, this year’s Fusion art work is not displayed in public.  Instead you may view the artwork here.

This year’s Composition project with David Crowe may be heard here.

March 11, 2020

Due to the health concerns about the COVID-19 virus, FAME is cancelling the FAME Festival which was to be held on March 14-15, 2020 at the grand Wayne Center.  No alternate date is available to reschedule this spring.
The FAME Festival draws over 10,000 vistors and performers over the two day event and to put that many persons at risk is too great. We thank you for understanding the situation.
You can support FAME’s future programs by making a donation on our website at www.famearts.org/donate

March 9, 2020

Press release about the FAME Composition Project by Music Specialist Wendy Bloom – Composition Project

January 27, 2020

Kids coloring T-shirts at FAME Festival

Kids coloring T-shirts at FAME Festival

Calling for volunteers!

If you are interested in volunteering for the Fort Wayne Fame Festival, May 14-15, you can signup with Signup Genius at

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aa5a729a3fd0-fame4

January 1, 2020

Happy New Year! We’re getting ready for another great year!

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