September's First Thursday (full listing)

When Thursday, September 6, 2018
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Where Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
What Art - ball state university, downtown, dwntwn, first thursday
"Beginnings, The Atrium Gallery, BSU Bookarts Collaborative "Nineteen (filter)," KevinCampbell at Brinkman Gallery GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Alan Patrick, "Blue Woods," Gordy Fine Art and Framing Muncie Map Co., Muncie Makers Market Pop-Up Shop Blues Jam at Valhalla Tipsy Turvy will be at Madjax from 5-9pm

The Atrium Gallery
Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

The School of Art is pleased to continue its summer exhibition to present BEGINNINGS 2018: EXTENDED, a Student Art Exhibition in the Atrium Gallery. It remains on display until Tuesday, September 18 with a closing reception from 4-6 pm. The gallery will have Extended Hours on September 6 for First Thursday art events in downtown Muncie, until 8 PM. This exhibition is free and open to the public.


This exhibition focuses on the amazing work done by First Year students in the School of Art during the 2017-2018 academic year. This exhibit is a great chance to see the exciting drawings, designs, and sculptures being made by some of the School of Art's newest artists!

Atrium Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Closed Sundays and all Ball State breaks and holidays.

Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
514 E. Main

Come by Book Arts Collaborative in the Madjax building to greet our fall 2018 students and turn one of our 100 year old printing presses.

The Brinkman Gallery
409 S. Walnut

Brinkman Gallery will be featuring "Waterscapes" by artist,  Kevin Campbell. We will also be featuring Kevin's original DOG portraits and "The Puzzle Project".  Check our Kevin’s website

Kevin Campbell’s meticulously painted water landscapes at the Brinkman Gallery are full of dualities. At a distance they appear photorealistic, but as you approach the pattern of the waves begins to break down into abstract forms and shapes. The limited field of the canvas has become a snapshot of eternity. Just as the sailor cannot drink the sea, he can only sail over its surface, viewer of art can only skim, they can never plumb the depths to know the heart of the one who created it.

Kevin is a native of Griffith, IN and moved to Muncie in 1972 to attend BSU.  He have lived in Muncie ever since.

Brinkman Gallery is located at 409 South Walnut Street – corner of Walnut and Charles and welcomes guests to meet Kevin Campbell and enjoy refreshments during First Thursday.

Gindhart (at Madjax)
514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

Gindhart at Madjax 66 PARTY! Debra turns 66 during the month of September. She has a long standing ART-BIRTHDAY celebratory ritual with Downtown Muncie's First Thursday event. 

There will be birthday treats (CAKE) and other light refreshments. First Thursday at Madjax Muncie is an opportunity to meet the artist September 6 5-8pm. See a new text collection of art featuring aerosols, acrylics, assemblage wall art, along with a BLOW UP YOUR TV sculptural 

piece. She will also have painted clothing and is currently accepting commissions for her wearable art designs. There is also a new Green Glam Studio jewelry pieces in the BAUBLES collection as well. Recycle chic is the way of Real Babes Recycle art anthem of long time artist/designer and educator Debra Gindhart. 

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
224 E. Main

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company to present Magic, an exhibition of paintings by artist Alan Patrick, Thursday September 6, 5 – 8 pm.   

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open the exhibition Magic with paintings by artist Alan Patrick, Thursday September 6, 5 – 8 pm.    The exhibit will feature new paintings by Mr. Patrick who is beloved in Indiana’s art community and is always considered among the most committed and consistent talents of our time.  Throughout the evening, he will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. At 6:15 he will speak briefly about his work.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. 

Patrick is known for his uncanny ability to capture the mist of early morning in the woods as well as the sunlight and haze of a summer afternoon settling on water and on distant landscapes.  “I can pass by a place a hundred times and that place is just ordinary.  There is nothing of visual interest there.  Then, one day, it’s magic. It has color, form, light, and drama.  It has suddenly become a wonderful place to look at.  I know there is a painting there.”

Patrick has strong roots in East Central Indiana having grown up in Centerville and received his training in painting and ceramics at Ball State University in the early 1960’s.  Soon afterward, he established the well-known Bethel Pike Pottery with John Peterson and David Cayton in Albany, Indiana.  When the pottery closed in 2006, he began to paint full time and has been included in many exhibitions throughout Indiana and beyond.  Several weeks ago he was given the “Award for Traditional Landscape” at the 2018 Hoosier Art Salon which is currently open at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis. 

Magic will be exhibited throughout the month of September.  Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, visit or call 765-284-8422.

Grace Episcopal Church
300 S. Madison

Let’s kick off the fall with some folk rock music. The local band, Steve Robert & the Jazzmanian Devils will be appearing at Grace Episcopal Church at the corner of Madison & Adams at 7:30pm. The Jazzmanian Devils play covers from such bands as The Marshall Tucker band all the way to their own material. Come support a local band at a First Thurs. Downtown event.

The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
514 E. Jackson

January Easton will have an opening reception of new paintings at The Guardian Brewing Company.

Muncie Makes Lab
628 S. Walnut

Flourish- James F. Kerestes
Flourish is a collection of work aimed at exploring the concept of complexity in geometry.  Working within a digital environment, each piece is created by repeatedly subdividing and extruding a single primitive shape. Over time, complex geometric patterns and compositions are generated and refined. The current collection includes graphic representations that illustrate the range of complexity that can be produced through the creation process.

RoboDrawings Digital Fabrication seminar, Ball State University College of Architecture & Planning, Asst. Prof James Kerestes
RoboDrawings is a series of images that were produced by architecture students from Ball State University where they explored the exchange of authorship between humans and an industrial robotic arm during the process of drawing complex patterns.

Muncie Map Co.
111 E. Adams

Join the Muncie Makers Market for a fun Pop-Up Shop inside of the brand new Muncie Map Co. during the September First Thursday in Downtown Muncie! Get a sneak peek inside this fantastic new shop/event venue and shop local with the Makers of the Muncie Makers Market!

Savage's Ale House (21+)
127 N. High

Savage’s will have drawings by Jake Adams.

Valhalla  (21+)
215 S. Walnut

Valhalla presents “Blues Jam” every Thursday. “Blues Jam” is an open event with sign-up starting at 7pm and music from 8-11pm. Come show us your talent!


Just added:
Tipsy Turvy Pubcakes will also be at September's First Thursday! They will be in front of Colab at Madjax from 5-9pm offering primarily Muncie Brewery Beer Pubcakes, crackers, and breads. Hope to see you there!