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Mar 1, 2018

Thursday

  • MACC Hosted First Thursday Reception for SONDER 5pm to 9pm @ PlySpace 608 E Main St.
    Megan Lange, My Green Dino, neon

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council is pleased to celebrate First Thursday, March 1, 2018 with an opening and closing reception for Sonder, an art exhibition from 5:00 – 9:00 PM at PlySpace, the soon-to-be new home for MACC located at 608 East Main Street in downtown Muncie. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    Produced in partnership with a Ball State University School of Art immersive learning course, the exhibition of student work gets its name from John Koenig, the creator of the “Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.” “Sonder” is a term coined by Keonig to describe the realization that each random passerby lives a life as vivid and complex as your own and that an epic story is continually unfolding invisibly around you. In this case, the exhibition Sonder explores and celebrates the inner worlds, passions, and inquiries of Ball State University students from varying formal disciplines and personal backgrounds.

    In addition to producing the individual works of art, the students are also responsible for designing, curating, and installing the exhibition. Participating artists include: Alexis Brooks, Danielle Campbell, Mallory Creekmur, Veronica Debone, Michael Dorsey, Mikey Higgins, Megan Lange, James Lupkin, Rowan Mayo, Summer Moore, and Megan Sutton. The selected artworks represent a variety of 2D and 3D media including glass, ink and charcoal drawings, video, and ceramics. The artists will be present throughout the evening and available to answer questions and share insights about the program and individual works with guests.

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council welcomes the public to this one-night-only First Thursday event in downtown Muncie. Parking is available in the lot immediately adjacent to the building. Entry to the exhibition is only permitted through the west-facing gallery door. For more information, please email info@munciearts.org

Apr 6, 2018

Friday

  • That One Film Festival - Day One 5pm to 11pm @ PlySpace 608 E Main St.

    That One Film Festival is a new film festival for Muncie dedicated to screening and exhibiting works of moving image that are experimental, weird, obsessive, no/low budget, avant-garde, and fun. That One Film Festival will take place in downtown Muncie, Indiana opening with free activities on Friday, April 6th, followed by a full day of programs and related events on Saturday, April 7th. The program is produced by Muncie Arts and Culture Council in partnership with an immersive learning class through the Ball State University School of Art and sponsored by Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Muncie Indiana Transit System.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH
    OPENING NIGHT!

    PLEASE RSVP AT FILMFREEWAY


    All Opening Night events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for almost all ages.

    6:30 - 7:45 PM  |  Community Building Through Cinema, an arist talk with festival juror Jon Dieringer
    Location  |  Cornerstone Center for the Arts

    Jon Dieringer will present on community building through cinema. He'll draw on his experiences as the creator of Screen Slate, a volunteer-run resource for independent and repertory film listings in New York City; a programmer who has worked in collectively run DIY microcinemas and other unique contexts; and a filmmaker who has collaborated with musicians and artists to create remix and live score events. The presentation will also include a screening of Aggrobatics, an experimental flicker-film mashup of skate and surf movies made in collaboration with musician Nick Lesley, who provides the score.

    8:00 - 9:00 PM  |  Competitive Program #1
    Location  |  Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    Like This/Like That by Tommy Heffron
    Emergence by Jason Bernagozzi
    38 River Road by Josh Weissbach
    East, West, and East Again by Kathleen Rugh
    Discontinuity by Lori Felker
    PARTY MAN  by Kayla Drzewicki

    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM  |  Opening Reception
    Location  |  PlySpace Gallery
    Social Study, an exhibition of lo-fi video work by festival juror Liz Rodda
    In conversation with her work starting at 9:15 PM
    Festival DJ Mark Perretta, spinning from his vast collection of movie soundtracks
    Beer by The Guardian Brewing Company and light refreshments served


    That One Film Festival is committed to supporting emerging and experimental creators, as well as engaging and educating audiences by facilitating film screenings and broadening an understanding of what moving image can be. The festival aims to contribute to the advancement of the art form and to broaden the understanding and appreciation of moving image in our region. More than 170 films were submitted from countries all over the world including Spain, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, India, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, South Africa, Sweden, Cambodia, Finland, France, Greece, China, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, and Australia. That One jurors are visual artist Liz Rodda from Texas, and writer, programmer and filmmaker Jon Dieringer, from Brooklyn. Both Liz and Jon will be presenting programs as part of That One. Filmmakers Kristin Reeves and Maura Jasper oversaw programming and artistic direction of the festival.

    That One Film Festival launches in downtown Muncie with its festival headquarters located at PlySpace and all screenings held in the historic E.B Ball Auditorium at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. All opening night events on Friday, April 6th are free, open to the public, and appropriate for the entire family. Festivities begin at 6:30 PM with “Building Community Through Cinema,” a lecture by Screen Slate founder and esteemed artist Jon Dieringer, and continue with the first round of competitive screenings from 8:00 - 9:00 PM. Opening night will conclude with a reception for Social Study, an exhibition of lo-fi video work by festival juror, interdisciplinary artist, and Associate Professor of Expanded Media at Texas State University Liz Rodda, that compiles disparate images and audio encompassing a range of themes from the natural and the artificial to pleasure and danger. The reception takes place at festival headquarters in the PlySpace Gallery from 9:00 – 11:00 PM. Guardian Brewing Company will provide beer and light refreshments will be served. Those planning to attend Friday’s free activities are encouraged to RSVP at Film Freeway.

    Day two of the festival continues Saturday, April 7th with ticketed programs and intermissions from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Individual program tickets and all-access passes can be purchased in advance through Film Freeway or in-person at PlySpace throughout the festival. Fire and Brimstone Pizza will be parked at PlySpace during lunch and dinner. Festival awards will be announced at the closing party after a live video performance by Muncie-based artist Karl Erickson. This reception is free, open to the public, and will be held at the PlySpace Gallery from 10:00 PM – Midnight. Again, Guardian Brewing Company will provide beer and light refreshments will be served.

    Start your festival experience by visiting the headquarters in PlySpace Gallery located at 608 East Main Street in downtown Muncie. That One Film Festival parking is available in the lot behind Cornerstone Center for the Arts and immediately adjacent to PlySpace. The MITS trolley will provide free rides throughout downtown for attending film festival guests. For more information, please visit www.thatonefilmfestival.com or visit us on social media @that1film.

Apr 7, 2018

Saturday

  • That One Film Festival - Day Two 12pm to 12am @ PlySpace 608 E Main St.
    Cost: Free, $5, $20

    That One Film Festival is a new film festival for Muncie dedicated to screening and exhibiting works of moving image that are experimental, weird, obsessive, no/low budget, avant-garde, and fun. That One Film Festival will take place in downtown Muncie, Indiana opening with free activities on Friday, April 6th, followed by a full day of programs and related events on Saturday, April 7th. The program is produced by Muncie Arts and Culture Council in partnership with an immersive learning class through the Ball State University School of Art and sponsored by Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Muncie Indiana Transit System.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH
    DAY 2

    Single Program Pass  |  $5 each
    Purchase via FilmFreeway or in person

    Festival All Access Pass  |  $20 for all programs
    Purchase via FilmFreeway or in person

    Lunch + Dinner  |  Fire and Brimstone Pizza will be parked outside PlySpace Gallery
    Transportation  |  MITS trolley will provide free rides to various locations throughout downtown


    12:00 - 1:00 PM  |  Competitive Program #2
    Location  |  
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    Undefined Spaces by Michelle Trujillo
    way of the gods by Lorenzo Gattorna
    One and Many by Jonas Bak
    Patriot by Brian Charles Patterson

    1:30 - 2:30 PM  |  Competitive Program #3
    Location  |  
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    PATCHES OF SNOW IN JULY by Lana Caplan
    The Night in the Last Branches by Michael Morris
    Amarillo Ramp by Bill Brown & Sabine Gruffat
    Large Child: Construction by Paul Shortt

    3:00 - 4:00 PM  |  Competitive Program #4
    Location  |  
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    home by Pieter Geenen
    Empty Nightclub by Ben Edelberg
    Sweet Love by Stephen Crompton
    Lunar Unlimited by Jake Marcks

    4:30 - 5:30 PM  |  Competitive Program #5
    Location  |  
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    Driver / Predator by Gerald Habarth
    Debris by Giuseppe Boccassini
    Maelstroms by Lana Caplan
    Circles of Confusion by Jason Britski
    Grey Water/Black Water by Josh Drake
    In Search of Martin Klein by Joseph Wilcox

    5:30 - 7:30 PM  |  Dinner Break
    Fire and Brimstone Pizza will be parked at PlySpace
    MITS trolley will provide free rides to various locations in throughout downtown

    7:30 - 8:30 PM  |  Competitive Program #6
    Location  |  
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    Please step out of the frame. by Karissa Hahn
    Zombie, Pt. 1 by Scott Fitzpatrick
    The Garden of Delight by Michael Fleming
    Camera Threat by Bernd Lützeler

    9:00 - 10:00 PM  |  Competitive Program #7
    Location  |  
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    Beautiful Eyes by Rani Crowe
    Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can't Fix by Jennifer Proctor
    Becoming by Ariel Teal
    When I Was Four by Hugo Ljungbäck
    Top Thrill by Grace Mitchell
    Dyke in Sight by Carleen Maur
    Otherness Is A Womb by Hope Youngblood
    Mammaries by Monica Panzarino

    10:00 PM - 12:00 AM  |  CLOSING PARTY!
    Location  |  
    PlySpace Gallery  |  FREE
    10:15 PM  |  Live Video Performance of Motherless Mind-Children by Karl Erickson
    Festival Awards Announced + Celebration 
    Festival DJ Mark Perretta, spinning from his vast collection of movie soundtracks
    Beer by The Guardian Brewing Company and light refreshments served


    That One Film Festival is committed to supporting emerging and experimental creators, as well as engaging and educating audiences by facilitating film screenings and broadening an understanding of what moving image can be. The festival aims to contribute to the advancement of the art form and to broaden the understanding and appreciation of moving image in our region. More than 170 films were submitted from countries all over the world including Spain, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, India, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, South Africa, Sweden, Cambodia, Finland, France, Greece, China, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, and Australia. That One jurors are visual artist Liz Rodda from Texas, and writer, programmer and filmmaker Jon Dieringer, from Brooklyn. Both Liz and Jon will be presenting programs as part of That One. Filmmakers Kristin Reeves and Maura Jasper oversaw programming and artistic direction of the festival.

    That One Film Festival launches in downtown Muncie with its festival headquarters located at PlySpace and all screenings held in the historic E.B Ball Auditorium at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. All opening night events on Friday, April 6th are free, open to the public, and appropriate for the entire family. Festivities begin at 6:30 PM with “Building Community Through Cinema,” a lecture by Screen Slate founder and esteemed artist Jon Dieringer, and continue with the first round of competitive screenings from 8:00 - 9:00 PM. Opening night will conclude with a reception for Social Study, an exhibition of lo-fi video work by festival juror, interdisciplinary artist, and Associate Professor of Expanded Media at Texas State University Liz Rodda, that compiles disparate images and audio encompassing a range of themes from the natural and the artificial to pleasure and danger. The reception takes place at festival headquarters in the PlySpace Gallery from 9:00 – 11:00 PM. Guardian Brewing Company will provide beer and light refreshments will be served. Those planning to attend Friday’s free activities are encouraged to RSVP at Film Freeway

    Day two of the festival continues Saturday, April 7th with ticketed programs and intermissions from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Individual program tickets and all-access passes can be purchased in advance through Film Freeway or in-person at PlySpace throughout the festival. Fire and Brimstone Pizza will be parked at PlySpace during lunch and dinner. Festival awards will be announced at the closing party after a live video performance by Muncie-based artist Karl Erickson. This reception is free, open to the public, and will be held at the PlySpace Gallery from 10:00 PM – Midnight. Again, Guardian Brewing Company will provide beer and light refreshments will be served.

    Start your festival experience by visiting the headquarters in PlySpace Gallery located at 608 East Main Street in downtown Muncie. That One Film Festival parking is available in the lot behind Cornerstone Center for the Arts and immediately adjacent to PlySpace. The MITS trolley will provide free rides throughout downtown for attending film festival guests. For more information, please visit www.thatonefilmfestival.com or visit us on social media @that1film.

Apr 22, 2018

Sunday

  • 4 by 4 at 4: MSO Chamber Concert with PlySpace Resident Artist Melissa Joy Livermore 4pm to 6pm @ PlySpace Enter through parking lot entrance 608 E Main St.
    Melissa Joy Livermore, Deconstruction project

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council's new artist-in-residence program PlySpace welcomes the Muncie Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert series to the PlySpace Gallery for a special collaborative performance with resident artist Melissa Joy Livermore. 4 by 4 at 4 features a string quartet performing alongside Livermore's ongoing project, Deconstruction, where guests will engage in the act of taking apart a piece of untreated canvas, thread by thread. Four genres of music, from Baroque to Cole Porter, by four strings musicians will be performed in the PlySpace Gallery. During the concert, PlySpace resident artist Melissa Joy Livermore invites the audience to participate in her community collaborative project, Deconstruction.

    Deconstruction is a project that invites groups of people to engage in the task of taking a piece of untreated canvas apart, thread by thread. The process is intuitive and allows the participants to focus their attention on the present moment, engaging with those around them, or in this case, the music. Over the last three years, Melissa has performed Deconstruction with groups in China, France, and the U.S. and is excited to bring this performance to Muncie.

    Holding the opposite end of the fabric provides the tension necessary to pull each thread from the whole. In a split second, the tension is released and the thread flutters, dropping into a pile. Each thread serves as documentation of time carved out for introspection, intentional conversation, and listening. The act encourages participants to slow down and observe the beauty of the falling thread and the environment around them.

    Tickets for this event are available at the MSO Office (t:765.285.5531) and online here: http://www.munciesymphony.org/calendar-item/chamber-concert-at-plyspace/

    Tickets: Youth/Students: $10 in advance; $15 at door.

    Adults: $20 in advance; $25 at door.

    PlySpace is located at 608 E Main Street in Muncie, IN. Limited parking is available adjacent to the PlySpace building, at the corner of Main and Monroe Streets. Please enter the PlySpace Gallery through the parking lot entrance.

    For more information, please visit www.plyspace.org/events

    PlySpace is a program of Muncie Arts and Culture Council in partnership with the City of Muncie, Ball State University School of Art, and Sustainable Muncie Corporation. PlySpace is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sep 8, 2018

Saturday

  • PlySpace Open House + Summer Showcase 3:30pm to 7pm @ PlySpace 608 E Main St.
    PlySpace Residence

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council invites community members to an afternoon of celebration and tours during the PlySpace Open House + Summer Showcase on Saturday, September 8th. Join Muncie’s creative community for a sneak peek inside PlySpace, the home, office, and exhibition space for MACC's artist-in-residence program, and learn more about the Summer 2018 resident artists and the collaborative projects completed during the first full season of programming!

    As an artist-in-residence program, PlySpace provides dedicated space and time for participating residents to investigate and pursue their own practices. Additionally, it serves as a platform for experimentation and provocation by catalyzing conversation and collaboration with various Muncie communities. The 2018 Summer Term welcomed Dave Rowe from Las Vegas, Nevada; Kacie Lyn Martinez from Brooklyn, New York; and Anthony Bowers from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Installed in the PlySpace Gallery at the north end of the facility, the Summer Showcase will exhibit documents of both the personal and collaborative work conducted by all three residents during their time in Muncie. Resident Fellow and sculptor Dave Rowe worked in the studios at Madjax producing wood sculpture work in preparation for a fall exhibition at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to working with the School of Art at Ball State University to offer unique casting experiences for students, he also held aluminum casting workshops for a variety of nonprofit organizations throughout Muncie. Kacie Lyn Martinez is a participatory fiber artist who joined the program as a Resident Artist and facilitated weaving workshops with groups through the YWCA Muncie and Muncie OUTreach. Her temporary public art installation, the hopes we wear on our backs, invited the community to weave their Muncie hopes into the screens along the west side of Canan Commons and will remain on view into the fall. Pool Project saw Anthony Bowers hosted several interactive art-making sessions at Tuhey Pool and Catalina Swim Club and explored the distinct communities and connectivity created by the summer pool setting. Pool-goers were given the opportunity to create cyanotype prints and participate in underwater listening activities.

    MACC members at the Ambassador and Arts Hero levels are invited to attend a VIP reception for the PlySpace Open House + Summer Showcase beginning at 3:30 pm on Saturday, September 8th. The event will open to the public at 4:30 pm. A short program will begin at 5:00 pm in the PlySpace Gallery and includes a ribbon cutting ceremony led by the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Guests are invited to tour the recently renovated facility at their leisure. Guided tours will be led by PlySpace residency coordinator Erin Williams at 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served, and curious individuals of all ages are encouraged to attend.

    Additional event information is available at munciearts.org/openhouse or by phone at 765-215-1961. For more information on MACC membership and to upgrade or renew your memberships, please visit members.munciearts.org.

    PlySpace and the Muncie Arts and Culture Council office are located at 608 E Main Street in downtown Muncie, IN. Parking is located in the lot immediate adjacent to the building at Main and Monroe Streets and in the lot South of Madjax on Jackson Street. Please enter through the PlySpace Gallery using the parking lot entrance.

Apr 12, 2019

Friday

Sep 3, 2020

Thursday