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Mar 20, 2010

Saturday

  • Muncie Gras 7pm to 2am @ Downtown Walnut Street
    Cost: $10 in advance / $15 at the gate
    Ages: 21+

    Muncie Gras 2010 will be held March 20, 2010- 7pm-2am in the Streets of Downtown Muncie!

    Huge heated tents will house all of your favorite bars and some of our favorite active entertainment. The weather is not an obstacle this year; there will be tons of places to get out of the cold and grab a cold one! The mechanical bull is back, the go-go cage, dance party tent, FM Music outdoor stage, Bessie the beer giving cow, belly dancers, drag show, lingerie show, sizzling hot male revue, and tons of live entertainment indoors and out to keep you in the party mood throughout the evening!

    Get started on your costume NOW! Costumed revelers can compete two ways this year: first for the best Mardi Gras costume, mask or headpiece and a second contest for the most eco-friendly costume! This one will be judged on most stylish use for recycled materials. $100 first prize and fabulous goodies!

    Bring your beads, or buy them here. Either way, get ready to "Throw me something Mister!"

    MITS Trolley will provide a safe ride home, running from 7pm-3am to campus and Lyndenbrook hotels. This is a 21 and up event. Tickets go on sale February 1 and are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Tickets are also available on line @ http://wlbc.com or http://maxrocks.com

    Check this website http://munciedowntown.com/munciegras often for entertainment updates, pre-sale ticket locations and MITS Trolley route.

    Produced by: Muncie Downtown Development

    Sponsored by: MSD Recycling and Education Initiative and Bud Light

    Brought to you by: WLBC, WERK and MAX and All Access

    Vendors who would like to be a part of this year's event should contact Cheryl Crowder @ chercrowder@gmail.com or 765 282-7897

Oct 7, 2010

Thursday

  • ArtsWalk 2010 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown

    The Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University's Departments of Fine Art, Music, and Architecture will join forces with downtown merchants, galleries, and property owners for an evening of art, food, architecture exploration, and fabulous music.

    In addition to the well-established "First Thursday" art gallery openings downtown, various Ball State University departments representing the arts will share a wealth of musical talent and visual artistry.

    Many downtown businesses that do not traditionally present as art venues will open their doors to host artists from across the East central Indiana region. First Merchants Bank and Mutual Bank will be anchor locations for our guest artists.

    Some guided tours of permanent art collections housed in the downtown area will also be featured.

    Any artists, poets, musicians, filmmakers, dancers, and/or theatrical groups who would like to be involved in the evening's festivities are encouraged to email chercrowder@gmail.com or call (765) 282-7897.

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Oct 6, 2011

Thursday

  • Yart 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown

    Yart will be held in conjunction with ArtsWalk, on Thursday, October 6, from 5-9pm. This guerrilla art sale with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to the community brings together dozens of artists and art patrons each year. 

     

    Yart is still looking for artists! There is no cost to vend, and Yart does not take a cut from sales. We do want a "yard sale for art" vibe, with all prices under $40. You'll manage your own sales and need your own display. If interested, email MissMoth@gmail.com.

Dec 31, 2011

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May 3, 2012

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown

    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.

     

    Gallery 308
    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". 

     

    GoldSpace Theater
    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.

     

    Rose Court
    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.

     

    Yart
    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.

Jun 7, 2012

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown

    111 Arts Gallery
    "New Old Stock Toys in the Package" - 111 E Main

    Some for sale some not.

     

    The Artist Within
    "Free Range" - 313 S Walnut

    "Free Range" is an exhibit of paintings by local artist Brett Volpp.  Mr. Volpp is a graduate of Delta High School and studied art under recently retired art teacher Gary Huggler.  The interest in painting continued after high school for Brett and he received a BFA in painting from Indiana University in 1996. Work by this artist is on display at the Alchemy Restaurant in Bloomington and at the Hoosier Artist Gallery in Nashville.

     

    Cortex
    Garfield Illustrator Mike Fentz - 112 W Jackson

    Mike Fentz, the former head illustrator for the licensing program for Garfield, will be doing caricatures outside of Cortex from 6pm to 8pm. His caricatures and paintings. Ball State saxophonist Amanda Fratangel will be performing.

     

    Gallery 308
    "Artists, Faces, and Faraway Places" - 308 E Main

    "To capture beauty or reflect the personality of an individual is ultimately fulfilling, down to my soul," says artist Ron Richcreek. With photography, he tries to present the aesthetics of a subject in its natural environment in a manner that is pleasing to the eye and stirs an emotion in the observer.  With graphite, his goal is to capture a two dimensional likeness of the subject. In clay, he tries to create a sense of rhythm when developing the shape of a vessel to make it visually pleasing.

    "Artists, Faces, and Faraway places have always been a passion of mine.  As a teenager, I found photography as a form of self-expression; documenting the places and the people I thought were unique.  Photography expanded my interests into the study of drawing and, recently, working in clay.

    "My intention for the past four decades has been to catch an emotion and reflect the subject's personality. I grew up with my mother’s black and white family photos and looked through the pages of Life magazine which depicted the joys and tragedies of the world.  I saw the impact photography made on our society, even through advertising."

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    "Back to the Old School" and "The One of Many" - 224 E Main

    Tom Spoerner spent twelve years as the Chair of the Ball State Art Department, where he encouraged scores of students in their artistic pursuits. Spoerner’s own art studio work paused as the professor completed his doctoral degree in art education and then served in various admistrative positions for the university. He was active in art education work at both state and national levels and the recipient of numerous honors, including the Art Education Association of Indiana Distinguished Fellow award.  He retired from academic life in 2002.

    "I started painting again in the summer of 2009," Spoerner explains.  While most of the professor’s works are hard-edge or abstract designs, he considers himself to be "old school" in his both his approach and appreciation of art. "I am not concerned with super realism but want my paintings to look like something, have content, and be colorful.  "All of my paintings have a story behind them."

    Working in both painting and photography, the professor has exhibited in national, regional and local exhibitions; however, this will be his first show in 34 years, which he titled, "Back to the Old School: Painting Again after a 34 Year Hiatus." Spoerner will speak about his work at 6 PM.

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing provided its first art award at this years’ Annual Student Show at Ball State.  Arranged by their gallery director, Braydee Euliss, the award gave a student an exhibit of their work at the downtown gallery. Chris Graham was chosen by the juror to receive this award and will be showing in Gordy’s small front gallery during the month of June. Graham is fascinated with big cities, and most of his subject matter involves urban scenes. The new graduate has decided to move to Chicago, and this show, "The One of Many," commemorates the big step he will be taking in this move. Graham works in woodblock, lithography, intaglio and serigraphy to create the contemporary urban landscape.

     

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    Work of Julie Cranfill, Sean Orlosky, and Janessa Erickson - 216 E Main

    Indianapolis artist Julie Cranfill will be joined by Sean Orlosky, Resident Artist of Civic, and Janessa Erickson will be showing her unique jewelry designs. Muncie Civic Board Members will be on hand to tell you about the upcoming 2012-13 theatre season.

     

    Rose Court
    Photography of Earl Dunbar- 125 E Charles

    Muncie resident Earl Dunbar has always carried a camera with him during his career as a salesman; stopping to get that "situation" picture. While travelling, he had many opportunities to capture beautiful scenery in places such as Hawaii and Australia. Since moving to Indiana, Earl and his wife Penny have  found many photographic opportunities while exploring the state. He is now concentrating on macro close-ups of what nature has to offer.

     

    Vera Mae's Bistro
    Bake Sale - 207 S Walnut (outside)

    Suzuki violin students and their mothers will be selling homemade baked goods to raise funds for GoldSpace Theater  classes.

Jul 5, 2012

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

    Works by Aaron T. Brunsman, Brad Brunsman, and Stephanie Hutchison

     

    The Artist Within
    "A Little Mojo" and "Search for Life"- 313 S Walnut

    "Mo jo" is our way of saying we are featuring "more Joe Flynn".  Joe has been painting up a storm since his last show at the Artist Within and has been involved with the "Walking Man Project" in Anderson.

     

    "Search for Life" is in the upper level gallery, featuring work by Jerry Hannah.  Jerry is a 47 year old artist who just recently graduated from Ball State with a BFA in drawing. His work has been inspired by his longtime interest in astronomy and by Robert Crotty, an artist who took his own interest in astronomy and incorporated it into his artwork.

     

    Gallery 308
    8th Annual Members' Exhibition - 308 E Main

    The members' show is mounted every summer as an opportunity for gallery members to show off their artistic talents and to raise funds for future gallery activities.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    Potters Exhibit - 224 E Main

    Nine contemporary artisans will be filling the gallery with their latest pottery work. Also on display will be several pieces from the Muncie Pottery legacy, courtesy of historian Mark Eckelman.

    On First Thursday, Genny Gordy will be giving a talk at 6:15pm on Muncie Pottery - the name of both the company and the stunning pieces - vases, pottery and lamps - created there in the 1920s and 30s. This event will be a celebration of an historic pottery scene, right here on the banks of the White River.

     

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    Photography, Paintings, and Jewelry - 216 E Main

    On display will be Muncie Civic Theatre costume coordinator Robert Dirden's beautiful photos of body and make-up designs, David "Kip" Shawger's portraits, resident artist Sean Orlosky's original paintings, and Janessa Erickson's one-of-a-kind jewelry at affordable prices.

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    Muncie freelance writer, artist and graphic designer Sean Orlosky will be displaying his works in acrylic on canvas.


Aug 2, 2012

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

    Exhibition details to be announced soon.

     

    The Artist Within
    The Teachers' Turn Two - 313 S Walnut

    Second annual Muncie and Delaware County Art Teachers Exhibit. It's the teachers' turn to showcase their own work and let their students and the rest of the community see what talented individuals we have sharing their love of art with our young people. The exhibit will have an opening reception First Thursday August 2nd from 5-8pm and will remain on display through August 31st.

     

    Gallery 308
    Clay Camp: Traveling the World Through Art - 308 E Main

    Many of the cities young artists have been busy this summer. Art Mart and The Artist Within sponsored ArtCamp again this summer, and once again we had a great bunch of artist campers! These campers took a trip around the world through art, studying the art and cultures of many other countries. They have drawn, painted, and potted during their voyage and the culmination of their travels will be on exhibit at Gallery 308 from 1st Thursday,  August 2, 2012 through August  11, 2012 at Gallery 308 (308 E. Main St. in downtown Muncie).

    Karen Fisher, owner of Art Mart and longtime ArtCamp instructor calls these artists dedicated! "These artists want to be here, they want to get up early and come to camp because they are going to have some fun, work hard, and produce art they are proud of. I like to get materials into their hands that they might not try any other time. This year my campers used paper pulp to create cool totems. It is not as easy as it looks to use!"

    Bob Hartley of the Artist Within says that he is always amazed and proud of the quality and amount of work his Clay Campers produce in one week. Resident potter Toren Scott admits being "blown away" by the way the young campers catch onto working on the potter's wheel and is equally proud of their progress.  This year's Clay Camp had three different themes based on "Traveling the World Through Art": "Back to Antiquity: Egypt, Greece and the Roman Empire", "Exploring the Orient/China, Japan and Korea", and "Closer to Home/Native American Arts and Crafts".  Each theme had two separate age groups 6-8 years old and 9-12 years old.  Gallery 308 will showcase the work of the nearly 40 Clay Camp artists.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    Studio Glass:  Celebrating 50 Years - 224 E Main

    This month-long exhibit focuses on works by three Indiana glass artists:  Cheryl Anne Lorance, Lisa Pelo, and Ben Johnson.  Lorance, a regular Gordy exhibitor with her bronze sculptures, will bring a new series of glass pieces for the month-long display. This will be the first showing in the space for Pelo and Johnson.

    In the expert hands of these three Indiana artists, glass has become biomorphic fantasies, gracefully bending female forms, patchwork vessels and printmaking tools.

    Lorance will introduce a series of biomorphic forms that seem to be transforming, not yet identifiable as either male or female; embryo of unknown lineage and intent. "Nefarious Lair" includes a holding structure of rubber, steel, and bronze cable, nestling a translucent green, ambiguous yet seductive, pupae with gaping orifice. The viewer determines the life form's true nature. It's beautiful, but is it friendly?

    Johnson will exhibit both the highly-textured glass vessels/printmaking tools and the subsequent prints he created. Currently finishing his MFA at Ball State, Johnson has studied glass at Kent State, the Corning Museum of Glass, the famous Pilchuck Glass School, and Scuola del Betro Abate Zanetti in Murano, Italy. He also teaches glass at the Indianapolis Art Center.

    Pelo lives in Clayton, Indiana, and as the head of the Glass Department of the Indianapolis Art Center, where she teaches glassblowing.  She will exhibit  "Out of the Darkness," a stunning bouquet of orange and lime green glass floral pieces that seem lit from within, along with "Her Golden Figure," a vase-like piece with the bending, stretching female form incased, but still on public display.

    A reception for the artists will be held on the monthly "First Thursday" gallery-walk, August 2, 2012, from 5 to 8PM. The artists will speak about their work beginning at 6:30 PM. The public is encouraged to attend, and light refreshments will be served. Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. is located at 224 E. Main Street. For more information, call 765-284-8422 or visit www.gordyframing.com.


     

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E Main

    On display will be the work of featured artist Lynette Waters-Whitesell and resident artist Sean Orlosky. Also, Robert Dirden will have his photo collection on display in the Studio Theatre, Janessa Erickson will be displaying her jewelry, and The Star Boutique will be selling vintage clothes.


     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    Rose Court is pleased to present the art work of Holly Ekwenjunor-Etchie for our August First Thursday event.  Holly graduated with a BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois.  Her work currently explores individual ideas of complacency in society and challenges ideas of conformity through the distortion of figurative imagery and landscapes.

     

    Wishbone Gifts, Inc.

    Thrifty Opulence - 201 S Walnut (table in front of store)
    Drawings, mixed-media paintings, decorative boxes, and textiles by Angie Vanderluit for sale at affordable prices.

Aug 25, 2012

Saturday

  • MAX Muncie RibFest 12pm to 10pm @ Downtown
    Cost: $5

    MAX Muncie RibFest
    Downtown Muncie

    August 25 @ 12:00pm - Sunday, August 26 @ 10:00pm

    Muncie Downtown Development Partnership welcomes the return of the MAX Muncie RibFest to the Streets of Downtown Muncie, Saturday August 25th from noon-10pm and Sunday August 26th from 11am-5pm. A two Day Pass is $5.00 and kids under 10 are admitted free.

    Get ready for mouth watering, finger licking, falling off of the bone RIBS along with a variety of other food offerings. HD Superrent and Special Occasion will host a FREE Kiddie Square with lots of active games and inflatables as well as a kids talent stage. The Magic Box Theater invites kids to enter the “Elvis Impersonator Contest”. Texas Roadhouse presents Dr. Feelgood Karaoke Contests for both kids and adults. Semi-final rounds of both contest will be held on Saturday with Final round on Sunday. Toys Forever Models and Hobbies will host Classics, Customs, Hot rods and Motorcycle Cruise-in and will fill the streets with awesome wheels both days. Triple S Outdoors will introduce Archery Tag to this year’s activities.

    As always, music will abound on not one but four stages! The Rolling Rock Stage at Canan Commons will feature dancers, bluegrass, rock and blues on the newest Downtown stage.
    The FM Music Stage brings some of our favorites and the best of local and regional talent. A huge variety of musical performance and demonstration can be found all day, both days! There is something for everyone!

    Contests rules, Cruise-in details and vendor information can be found at downtownmuncie.org or by calling Cheryl Crowder @ (765) 282-7897.
    Band line up and performance schedules are subject to change.

Aug 26, 2012

Sunday

  • MAX Muncie RibFest 11am to 5pm @ Downtown
    Cost: $5

    MAX Muncie RibFest
    Downtown Muncie

    August 25 @ 12:00pm - Sunday, August 26 @ 10:00pm

    Muncie Downtown Development Partnership welcomes the return of the MAX Muncie RibFest to the Streets of Downtown Muncie, Saturday August 25th from noon-10pm and Sunday August 26th from 11am-5pm. A two Day Pass is $5.00 and kids under 10 are admitted free.

    Get ready for mouth watering, finger licking, falling off of the bone RIBS along with a variety of other food offerings. HD Superrent and Special Occasion will host a FREE Kiddie Square with lots of active games and inflatables as well as a kids talent stage. The Magic Box Theater invites kids to enter the “Elvis Impersonator Contest”. Texas Roadhouse presents Dr. Feelgood Karaoke Contests for both kids and adults. Semi-final rounds of both contest will be held on Saturday with Final round on Sunday. Toys Forever Models and Hobbies will host Classics, Customs, Hot rods and Motorcycle Cruise-in and will fill the streets with awesome wheels both days. Triple S Outdoors will introduce Archery Tag to this year’s activities.

    As always, music will abound on not one but four stages! The Rolling Rock Stage at Canan Commons will feature dancers, bluegrass, rock and blues on the newest Downtown stage.
    The FM Music Stage brings some of our favorites and the best of local and regional talent. A huge variety of musical performance and demonstration can be found all day, both days! There is something for everyone!

    Contests rules, Cruise-in details and vendor information can be found at downtownmuncie.org or by calling Cheryl Crowder @ (765) 282-7897.
    Band line up and performance schedules are subject to change.

     

Sep 6, 2012

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

    The work of Aaron Roberts will be displayed.

     

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

    The work of painters Casey Parmerlee and Nick Jones will be displayed.

     

    Cortex
    Jill Palumbo - 112 W Jackson

    Jill Palumbo and her husband, Pat, live in Muncie, Indiana, where they are raising two sons, Nick (20) and Vince (15).  Jill is a world citizen at heart; certified to teach French, Japanese and Spanish, she has taught world languages to two generations of students at Blackford High School in Hartford City.  Jill is also an artist in her spare time.  She makes jewelry and mosaics and especially loves pushing limits in her favorite media, polymer clay.

    Although Jill dreamed of being an artist since early childhood, she has only recently begun to explore this passion with great intent.  She lost her mom in 2006 and soon discovered that art was a powerful source of healing.  Jill's sister, Nancy, helped her discover jewelry design, and a friend, Anna, showed Jill how she made miniatures with polymer clay. The idea of combining jewelry designs with custom made components in polymer clay set Jill on a clay-creating adventure that has lead to publishing articles in internationally distributed magazines and winning awards in local and international art competitions.  

    Jill loves the outdoors and her artwork reflects this.  Textures and motifs from leaves, shells, rocks and flowers play an important role in many of her creations. Her art is also influenced by her study of world languages and cultures.  The technique that is Jill's "signature" is her unique way of creating and incorporating millefiori canes into her creations.  This technique is also called "caning" and was borrowed from Italian glass makers.  Jill describes millefiori as "painting in three dimensions with a palette of polymer clay".

    Jill is proud to be a member of the Muncie Artist Guild, the Indiana Polymer Clay Association and the International Polymer Clay Association. 

     

    Gallery 308
    Phil Vore - 308 E Main

    Legendary in the local arts scene for over 20 years, Phil brings his unique style to Gallery 308. A recent fire at his home and studio has done little to diminish the passion of this outstanding artist and he has been busy salvaging older work as well as creating new and exciting expressions.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    Laseau to Exhibit "Greek Isles +" - 224 E Main

    Paul Laseau began painting in watercolor media in 1992 on a trip to the Greek islands. He was inspired by the delicate, but vibrant colors of the sun-baked white villages that cling to the crest of island mountains. Laseau will exhibit more than a dozen paintings of these paintings during the month of September at Gordy Fine Art & Framing in downtown Muncie. Titled, Greekl Isles +, the show is based largely on sketches and photos from several subsequent trips to Greece, and includes a few paintings from other Mediterranean countries.

    The former BSU Architecture professor has published several books on the art of pen and ink sketching and later, a book about watercolors. "Like many artists, I was drawn to watercolor because the medium supports a fluid, spontaneous approach to painting. I suppose it is a question of level of comfort, given my temperament. While my approach to painting involves some forethought or planning, there is a pleasurable flow to the work that would be ruined by extended "massaging" of the piece."

    Laseau brought to his work observations skills developed through 35 years of experience in freehand sketching and photography of mostly architectural subjects, from travels to the coasts of Greece, Italy, England, New England and the Maritime Provinces of Canada.

    "For me the value of painting lies more in the act than in the end result. Typically, I am completely absorbed in the subject of a painting. I continue to be fascinated by the historical response of humans to the forces of nature – land, water, sun – as they continue to define appropriate human habitat. Coastal towns and harbors provide particularly vibrant subjects."

    Laseau's work has been exhibited in several universities in the U.S. and has been included in The Indiana Watercolor Society, Minnetrista Cultural Center and Red Tail Conservancy exhibits. Represented locally by the Gordy's, Laseau's work is on display throughout the year. This exhibit features new works that have not previously hung at the gallery.

    A reception for the artist will be held during the First Thursday art event in downtown Muncie, September 6, 2012, from 5 to 8 PM. The artist will speak about his work at 6:15.

     

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E Main

    A very special evening is planned featuring Harvey! Drop by and meet this Pooka in person. That is, if he decides to grace us with a personal appearance. You never know with Pookas! This is a performance night for this classic play. Stick around and see this hilarious play at 7:30pm! Robert Dirden will have his original body painting photography in the Studio Theatre. Janessa Erickson will have her unique one-of-a-kind jewelry for your perusal. The Starr Vintage Boutique will be open and you will find all kinds of bargains! Also, board members will be on hand to tell you all about the up-coming season, and it's not too late to get your season tickets. Bonus tickets included!

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    This month Rose Court will be displaying various artists sponsored by the Students for Responsible Consumerism who are partnering with the Living Lightly Fair to present local artists. who are celebrating sustainable lifestyles. The art featured in the show will be themed around sustainability. Pieces will be either created from sustainable or repurposed materials, or they will have a sustainable or environmental message in their content.  Please join us for this event.  The art work promises to be unique!

Sep 29, 2012

Saturday