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The Journal Gazette

Friday, August 30, 2019 1:00 am

ARTS UPDATE

MURAL ARTIST: Art This Way announced that it has chosen Shawn Dunwoody, a Rochester, New York-based artist, as its new muralist. Dunwoody's mural, which includes black flower silhouettes that are meant to look unpainted but will show up in the rain thanks to special water-activated paint technology, will wrap the north and west side of the parking garage at 840 S. Calhoun St. The mural is scheduled for installation the third week of September.

PBS SCREENINGS: PBS 39 will host a series of free preview screenings for the Ken Burns miniseries, “Country Music,” an eight-part, 16-hour documentary on the evolution of country music. The screenings will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Crystal Gayle Theatre, Wabash County Historical Museum, Wabash; 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sweetwater Performance Theatre, Sweetwater Sound, 5501 U.S. 30 W.; and 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at the James Cultural Plaza in downtown Auburn. If rain, the Sept. 6 screening will be at the First United Methodist Church of Auburn, 1203 E. 7th St., Auburn.

NEW DOCUMENTARY: Jammer Direct, a Fort Wayne-based multimedia company, has produced a new documentary, “Behind the Beauty: Remixing the Chaos,” by Beauty in Chaos. The documentary is a behind-the-scenes look of the making of the new album by Beauty in Chaos. This is the company's first film project and is available on Jammer Direct.

DANCE PROGRAM: Creative Arts Council of Wells County will offer a variety of dance classes for ages 3 to adult. Classes are at the Arts, Commerce & Visitors Centre, 211 Water St., Bluffton. For more information or to register, go to www.wellscocreativearts.com/registration.

ART APPLICATIONS: Designer/Craftsmen Guild is accepting applications for its grant program that supports area artists specializing in fine crafts. The guild is offering two $500 grant awards. Applications are due Sept. 29 and can be made by emailing fwdcg.468@gmail.com.

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