Thursday, May 3, 2012
5:00pm to 8:00pm
|What||Art - acrylic painting, ceramics, computer art, drawing, first thursday, glasswork, jewelry, mosaic, oil painting, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor|
Join us in downtown Muncie on Thursday, May 3rd for First Thursday.
The First Thursday gallery walk is a monthly celebration of local art in Muncie's historic downtown district. New monthly exhibits are unveiled in galleries throughout downtown from 5pm to 8pm on the first Thursday of every month. Stroll the streets, meet the artists, enjoy live music, and find free refreshments at nearly every stop.
111 Arts Gallery
(Bicycle Art) - 111 E Main
"Rat rod bikes custom bikes by local artist."
The Artist Within
Advanced Art From Muncie Central and Southside Highschool - 313 S Walnut
May at the Artist Within will feature artwork by advanced high school art students from Muncie Central and Muncie Southside. Art instructors Ana Maria Picardo, Helen Zacek, and Britt Husman have selected "the best of the best" from their advanced two dimensional and three dimensional classes. The show, "Advanced Art", will include drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, jewelry and ceramics. The show runs from May 3rd through Saturday May 26th.
Cornerstone Center for the Arts
2nd Chance - 520 E Main
Gary Zimmerman will be presenting his painting and photography in a show entitled 2nd Chance. Zimmerman is retired from automotive manufacturing and is using his retirement to jump back into his early love of art which he studied in college. He started back by taking a few classes at Cornerstone and his work reflects his love of the creative process of art with a mixture of techniques and media.
The Cornerstone Art Gallery is a public gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts.
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – 308 E Main
Known for his wide range of wild style art through paintings and sculptures, Muncie artist Brian Blair works through a variety of mediums from zany cartoon character types to realistic displays. His paintings are usually acrylic on canvas. For his sculptures he uses such items as foam, paper mache, latex, or anything else that fits the project.
His work has been featured on album covers, books, posters, and numerous forms of advertising worldwide and also displayed in art galleries across the country. He has also been featured on such television shows as HGTV's "Our Place", WTHR-13 "Indiana's Own" and WIPB-49 "Portrait of the Artist" series. He was also honored with the Ball State University "Outstanding Young Alumni Award".
Muncie Youth Embrace Creativity Bake Sale - 107 S Mulberry
Muncie Youth Embrace Creativity (http://MYECatGoldSpace.com) is a non-profit focused on a year-round performing arts outreach program for the city's youth.
Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
Paintings and Jewelry: De La Mer et Le Ciel (Of the Sea and Sky) and The New Zealand Collection - 224 E Main
Jan McCune will be sharing her New Zealand trip and subsequent collection of 21 new pendants at 6pm.
At 6:30pm, Suzanne Lambert will be discussing In De La Mer et Le Ciel (Of the Sea and Sky), her collection of sensuous abstract paintings, and discussing how certain poets and authors inspired her latest large-scale acrylic paintings from exotic places.
Muncie Civic Theatre
Paintings by Mary-Anna Welch and Sean Orlosky - 216 E Main
Ohio watercolor artist Mary-Anna Fricano Welch and Civic's artist-in-residence Sean Orlosky will be displaying their paintings. The Vintage Shop will be open, where you can buy beautiful clothes at great prices from Civic's costume department. Janessa Erickson will be selling her original hand-crafted jewelry. Muncie Civic Theatre board members will be on hand to describe the new theatre season and sell season tickets.
Paintings by Abigail LaBrum - 125 E Charles
Abigail LaBrum is a sophomore at Ball State, majoring in painting and art history. She will be exhibiting her work in oil paints and watercolor.
Savage’s Ale House
The Work of Alexa Camacho - 127 High
Arizona artist Alexa Camacho will be displaying sketches, watercolors, collages and other raw displays of technique.
Corner of Walnut & Charles
This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together artists and art patrons in a casual and unique setting. Spring Yart 2012 will have oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, knits for children and adults, beaded jewelry, drawings, fused glass art and jewelry, sculpture, lampwork glass beads, knit stuffed animals, nature photography, clothing, psychedelic digital art, mosaics, leaf castings, and the Full Circle Arts Co-Op's Hands-On Children's Art Activity Area.