First Thursday

When Thursday, November 5, 2015
5pm to 8pm
Where Downtown
What Art first thursday, downtown, dwntwn, guitar, painting, sculpture, watercolor, oil painting, mixed media, photography, soprano, singing
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The Artist Within
313 S Walnut

The Artist Within welcomes artists of the ALCOVE to November First Thursday. An opening reception with live music provided by guitarist member Ken Bantz will be held from 5-8pm on Thursday November 5th.  Please come meet the artists and enjoy their first exhibit at the downtown studio along with live music and light refreshments.

The group show, “A Look at the ALCOVE”, will include both 2-D and 3-D artwork by their members and remains open during normal business hours through November 28, 2015.

The ALCOVE is a group of 16 visual and performing artists that work together to promote their art as a group and as individuals. They meet once a month in Portland, IN, and welcome new members. Some examples of their exhibits are the revolving work throughout the year at the John Jay Center for Learning in Portland, IN and at the West Jay Clinic in Dunkirk, IN. Several members have work at IU Ball Hospital and Blackford County Hospital.  “The ALCOVE and Friends Holiday and Gift Show” at the Portland Center is held each November-December. They also exhibit as a group once a year at the Blackford County Arts Center, in Hartford City, IN.

 

Cornerstone Center for The Arts
520 E Main

November First Thursday at Cornerstone Center for the Arts will feature Muncie artist, Christine Abercrombie. Abercrombie’s collection entitled “Origins” is an abstract exploration into color, texture, and design fueled by real life emotions and personal growth. The opening reception will be on Thursday, November 5, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Abercrombie is an abstract painter, wife, mother, and local small business owner that has found profound healing, strength, and happiness through painting. She hopes to inspire others to dream, create, and act on what their soul loves to do.

She describes herself as an "intuitive" painter - producing pieces that do not begin with any particular plan or layout. She has added painting to her daily routine and considers it to be a way of meditation. Abercrombie describes her paintings as a work of passion; they are all about emotion and the importance of imagination and dreams to personal growth and cultivating love and positivity within herself, her family, and the world. 

“Origins” will remain on display in the Cornerstone Art Gallery throughout the month of November. For more information about the show call the Department of Education & Communication at 765-281-9503, ext. 23.

 

Gallery 308
308 E Main
Paperchaser 2015

Gallery 308 opens its Paperchaser 2015 exhibition with a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 5.  The 6th annual show is a juried art show featuring the artworks of contemporary artists working in paper-based media.

Dave Franklin, Gallery 308 Board President, said, “More than $2,100 in cash awards will be announced at the Gallery opening on November 5 including the Best of Show winner. The awards ceremony will be held at 6pm at Muncie Civic Theatre.  Paperchaser 2015 will be juried by acclaimed painter Jeanne McLeish.

Gallery visitors will have the chance to see than 30 works-on-paper ranging from watercolor, to oils, to mixed media to photography.   The exhibit will be on display through November 20.  The gallery’s hours are Fridays 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free.

Gallery 308, which provides space for local and regional artists with monthly “First Thursday” exhibits, is in its 15th year as a nonprofit art gallery.  For more information about PAPERCHASER 2015 opening, contact sherry@jackscamera.com.

Located at 308 East Main Street, Gallery 308 is a 501(c)(3) community art gallery which exists to provide exhibition space for artists, encourage innovative work and serve the community as a cultural and educational resource. Contributions to Gallery 308 are tax-deductible. To inquire about gallery hours, volunteer and donor opportunities, call 765-289-8575, or visit http://www.gallery308.org for information about upcoming exhibits.

 

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
224 E Main
Watercolor Invitational:  Smith, Mcleish and Brouwer

Jerry Smith, Jeanne Mcleish and Rena Brouwer, three watercolor artists from across Indiana will be featured during the month of November at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company.  These artists were selected by Brian Gordy, a watercolor artist and owner of GFAF gallery.  Says Gordy, “Aside from the fact that they are all consistent award winners, they are three of my favorite watercolor artists in Indiana.  Each painter’s approach to the medium is distinctive, dynamic and decidedly different from each other’s work.”

Jerry Smith, a Crawfordsville resident, paints expressive, yet vividly detailed rural and city scenes that feature a unique undulating rhythm.  He is a signature member of many prestigious organizations including American Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Indiana and Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

Jeanne Mcleish, a resident of Mooresville, brings her paintings of forest floors, creek-beds and ravines to life with sizzling, yet sophisticated, combinations of colors.  Jeanne is also a signature member of Watercolor Society of Indiana and Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

Rena Brouwer, a resident of Piermont, paints spontaneous, dreamlike expressions of realistic subjects, exploiting the property of fluidity in watercolor. Her process involves facilitating the accidental effects brought on by adding washes onto wet paper, then reacting to those effects.  Rena is a signature member of many organizations, including Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and Watercolor Society of Indiana.

Please join Brian and Genny Gordy for their final First Thursday reception as owners of Gordy fine Art & Framing Company. The reception is from 5:00-8:00 with a brief talk by the artists beginning at 6:00.  Light refreshments will be served.

Gordy Fine Art & Framing is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, call 765-284-8422, visit Gordy Fine Art & Framing on Facebook, or go to http://www.gordyframing.com.

 

Grace Episcopal Church
300 S Madison

Kathleen Maurer, soprano singer from Ball State University School of Music will be performing at Grace Episcopal Church at 7:30pm. Doors open at 5pm with an art exhibit with feature artist Susan McCollum.

 

Muncie Makes Lab
628 S Walnut

A collection of artwork by Muncie Central High School students; art teachers Margery Frank, Britt Husman, and Helen Zacek.

Painting: Dance: Design  Profs Joe Bilello + Rebecca Pappas
Can you dance a painting? Students from CAP and Dance work together to turn 11 paintings from  Ball State's David Owsley Museum into 3-d environments and choreographed pieces to be performed at the Muncie Makes Laboratory on Walnut Street 6:00-7:30 pm.

The Woven Ideal: The Wapahani Series, Lisa Dunaway
The five pieces in this collection were created in honor of the White River, or Wapahani in the Miami language.  The branches that anchor each piece came from Sycamore trees along the White River in Muncie in a public park.  I went to the White River to gather materials for this collection because I wanted a connection to the Wapahani.  I purposely used the personality of the branches to allow for asymmetrical and irregular knot work, to mimic the ebb and flow of the river.

CAP Americano Sur, Profs Ana deBrea, Jonathan Spodek
Introduce students to the unique urban and social history and culture of four countries related to the Latin Culture:  Uruguay + Argentina  Bolivia + Perú through a study  of the architecture and the built environment. Students traveled to selected cities to compare, research, and learn about the art, culture, and architecture in the different countries.

 

Rose Court
125 E Charles

Rose Court will be featuring paintings by Sandi Highley, Faye House and Marie Starr.  They, along with other friends and family, meet at Friends Church to exchange ideas and encourage creative expression.  Their subject matter ranges from nature to abstract expressions of animals and people.

Sandi was born and raised in Muncie.  She is a graduate of Muncie Central High School and was one of the original founders of The Flower Bin.  She is a real estate broker and was past president of the local, state and National Women’s Council, National Home Builders Association.  She also served on the Women-Build Steering Council for Habitat for Humanity.