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Oct 1, 2020

Thursday

Aug 22, 2020

Saturday

  • Ashley Beatty & Jeff Schofield Installation 2pm to 3pm @ Prairie Creek Reservoir Mid-Indiana Trails E 650 S Rd

    ASHLEY BEATTY & JEFF SCHOFIELD INSTALLATION AT PRAIRIE CREEK

    During their residency at PlySpace this August, Beatty and Schofield have installed sustainably themed artworks along the south shore of Prairie Creek Reservoir where the Mid-Indiana Trails (MINT) are located. Visitors to the MINT and Prairie Creek hiking and bicycle trails can see a series of artworks made from natural materials and found objects that investigate human transgressions of natural settings. Signage has been posted along the trails identifying the locations of the pieces. This art installation is a partnership between PlySpace and Mid-Indiana Trails.

    The project is located at Prairie Mountain Bike Trailhead. The parking lot is located along East 650 Service Road (E 650 S Rd) near the intersection with South County Road 544 East (S Co Rd 544 E).

    Beatty and Schofield will host a self-guided walking tour of the sculptures on Saturday, August 22nd, with a short artist talk and Q&A at 2:00 PM. Participants should meet at the trailhead parking lot. Visitors to the sites and trails must wear masks when unable to socially distance. Paper maps and descriptions of the project will be available at the site and online at plyspace.org/MINT. The work can be found at the eastern end of Prairie Creek Loop 1, in the “Maple Grove”.

    PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council which promotes community collaborative projects throughout the city of Muncie. Mid Indiana Trails (MINT) was selected as a partner for this project due to the artists’ desire to work at a site that contemplates human transgressions in a natural setting. David Bradway of MINT writes, “Mid-Indiana Trails is very excited to be able to partner with PlySpace and provide an area for their resident artists to create. Ashley and Jeff have created incredible installations that are expressive while also fitting in well with the natural setting of Prairie Creek Trails.”

    About the Installation

    The permanent sculptural installations include dozens of sculptural trail markers made from forest materials and discarded plastic items found in the woods. These markers have been strategically placed by the side of the pathways like a series of core samples showing sediment layers beneath the forest floor. A series of stepping stones have also been laid across Prairie Park Creek for visitors to explore. They will be made from a similar mix of natural and manmade items to create a group of sculptural objects intruding upon the stream. As such, they embody a physical expression of human transgressions in the landscape.

    In another permanent work, the artists dissected a fallen tree trunk by cutting it into segments that were spread out sequentially where it fell in the woods. This minimalist artwork expresses a singular act of slicing a tree trunk into sections. The installation distills the conversation about deforestation, forest fires, and waste of natural resources to a basic act of aggression.

    Other work produced by the artists will be temporary and will be removed after August 22, 2020. In one work, Mycorrhizal Networks, a group of trees have been tied together with paracord creating an artificial canopy overhead. The installation expresses notions about Forest Mycorrhizal Networks, a root-based form of consciousness linking plants in local ecosystems. Plants communicate through the mycorrhizal network in a similar manner to data traveling through color-coded wires in electronic networks.

    The artists have also wrapped a series of tree trunks with upcycled plastic items, involving an acre-sized grove of trees. The colorful installation represents the bondage of trees as a metaphor for human bodies and expresses the restriction of natural growth cycles. It questions the sustainability of our globalized culture focused on overproduction and mass consumption.

Feb 6, 2020

Thursday

  • Mary Beth Reinhard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Spiral Bound Fine Art at Muncie Map Co. Blues Jam at Valhalla February's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Mary Beth Reinhard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Mary Beth Reinhard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor "Our House: Muncie Fieldhouse, a community gathering place" at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Spiral Bound Fine Art at Muncie Map Co. Spiral Bound Fine Art at Muncie Map Co. Blues Jam at Valhalla Blues Jam at Valhalla

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Where the Wild Things Are, Featuring the Art of Mary Beth Reinhard:
    Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, February 6 for the opening reception of Where the Wild Things Are featuring the photography of Mary Beth Reinhard. The reception will take place in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with February’s First Thursday events.

    Where the Wild Things Are, is a collection of North American animals found in their natural environment. Giving the animals the respect they deserve allows Reinhard to get close enough to develop a relationship with each animal which is often displayed in her images. From the vulnerability of the Deer, wisdom of the Raven, and rugged majesty of the Moose, it’s almost impossible to look at these images without feeling a connection to the featured creature. 

    Every animal on our wild planet has its own distinct personality. The objective of Reinhard’s photography is to capture the personality of each animal as observed in the Wild. With a deep respect for wildlife, she often sits in awe of the many creatures which surround us. 

    Mary Beth Reinhard, an Indiana native, has had a passion for the great outdoors and our animal friends from an early age. An adventurer at heart, Mary Beth enjoys scuba diving, snorkeling, sky diving, backpacking our National Parks, and many other outdoor pursuits. Mary Beth is a graduate of Ball State University with Master’s Degrees in Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a Certified Naturalist and enjoys studying our vast natural environment and its inhabitants. She resides in a log cabin in the woods just outside of Muncie, and is currently employed as a Mental Health Therapist in Private Practice. She also teaches Yoga and various dance classes at Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

    Where the Wild Things Are will be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of February.

    For more information about the exhibition call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 123 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    As the Muncie Fieldhouse looks forward to hosting the 2020 Basketball Sectionals, Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open the exhibition Our House: Muncie Fieldhouse, a community gathering place, Thursday February 6, 5 – 8 pm. Images will be drawn from the Ball State University’s Archives and Special Collections, a department of Ball State University Libraries.  Additional material will be contributed by Muncie Public Library.  Selected images will include photographs and architectural plans that celebrate the historical importance of the Fieldhouse as a sports arena and a community gathering place for car shows, union meetings, circus events, and concerts. 

    Copies of images will be sold to benefit the Muncie Community Schools efforts to preserve the Muncie Fieldhouse and its history.Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    At 6:15 a spirited presentation will be led by Dale Basham, former principal of Muncie Central High School.  

    Later at 7:30 Muncie Central varsity basketball will play Marion in the Fieldhouse. 

    "Dale is the perfect person to convey the spirit we all feel for the Fieldhouse and Muncie Community Schools," said Gordy co-owner Carl Schafer.  "Throughout the evening and during Dale's presentation we will be encouraging everyone to go to the game for this important annual rivalry."

    The show will be up and images for sale during February and March.  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 www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Visit Madjax during First Thursday from 5–8 p.m. to view and purchase Muncie-made art and handmade wares! While you’re here, enjoy a bowl of soup and share your ideas to improve our community with Dr. Jane Ellery’s Community Wellbeing Class at Ball State. Interact with our artist and maker community, and discover all of the amazing things we’re up to at Madjax! The following artists, makers, and exhibitors will have work on display at Madjax during First Thursday:

    5Chickens
    Kevin and Susie Klinger are the makers behind 5Chickens, a luxury personal care products company featuring goat milk from their family herd along with essential oils and other quality ingredients. Pamper yourself with bar soaps, moisturizing lotions, oils, shave pucks, and more, or give them as gifts. Learn more about 5Chickens and their products at 5chickens.com.

    Ball State University Community Wellbeing Class
    Enjoy a bowl of soup while sharing your ideas for improving our community with Dr. Jane Ellery’s Community Wellbeing class.

    Beyond I CAN
    Beyond I CAN is a creative day services program that creates opportunities and experiences for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to explore through creative media in a fun, social environment. Stop by during First Thursday to view pottery, greeting cards, and other gift items created by the program's Artisans.

    Book Arts Collaborative
    Book Arts Collaborative is an immersive learning course and student-managed business under the direction of Dr. Rai Peterson that offers Ball State University and community courses in letterpress printing, book binding, and collaborative opportunities for artist's book making. Students will be on hand to answer questions about the bookbinding process and to display their latest creations. Stop by and browse handmade journals, coasters, and items perfect for gifting. Come print a free Valentine!

    Dame Leo/ Denise Broyles
    Denise Broyles is having an open studio on the 2nd floor of Madjax. Come meet the artist! Broyles makes mixed media, repurposed “Angry Dame Art”.

    GindhART @Madjax
    For the Love of Assemblage is local artist and educator Debra Gindhart’s February First Thursday exhibit. Debra used techniques of assemblage using found objects and vintage elements. Celebrating the month of February with love themed wall art. Vintage cherubs, vintage Philippines paper Cupid, LOVE assemblage, Aerosol LOVE, and Native American Love Assemblage are featured artworks in GindhART at Madjax gallery. Debra also created a humorous contemporary art series Because Bananas and Duct Tape. New scarves have been added to the GindhARTFiberART wearable art collection too. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments at February’s First Thursday.

    It's a Wood Thing Penturning
    Scott Wood creates pens and other items in his shop using all types of woods and acrylics. Purchase one for yourself or as a gift.

    Motivate Our Minds Student Art Display
    You are invited to Madjax to view work made by the students of Motivate our Minds', "We Think It, We Make It" club and community volunteers. Join us from 5-7pm.

    Smoke River Pottery
    Stop by Smoke River Pottery to view and purchase unique and functional pieces by artists Spencer Davis and Rachel Stahlke. Dishware and decorative pieces for the home will be on display and available to purchase.

    Tribune Showprint
    Tribune Showprint, America's oldest continuously operating print shop, will be open during First Thursday with posters, notecards, and ephemera for sale. Tribune Showprint designs and produces hundreds of made-to-order posters for concerts, sporting events, festivals, and carnivals one letter at a time.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    ••• 50AF ••• 50 Years ••• 50 Pieces •••
    Michael Eldon DuQuette will be having a solo art show at Muncie Makes Lab. DuQuette will be featuring 25 new works and 25 works from the past in this Birthday Art Exhibition Celebration.

    Special thanks to the Department of Architecture, CAP, Ball State University.

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Spiral Bound Fine Art will be revealing a new chalkboard piece drawn with pastel. For photo copies of current and past pieces, please talk with Amy Shears. Also, don't leave the shop without grabbing a gift for your Valentine! Plenty to choose from and made with love from local Muncie artists.

    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!

Jan 4, 2020

Saturday

Oct 3, 2019

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May 2, 2019

Thursday

Apr 13, 2019

Saturday

Jun 1, 2017

Thursday

  • Artwork by Sarah Shaffer on display at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Pottery and cards on display at Dandelions Boutique Artwork from the fourth annual Summer Invitational on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Ages: all ages; 21+ at Valhalla
    Artwork by Sarah Shaffer on display at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Artwork by Sarah Shaffer on display at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Pottery and cards on display at Dandelions Boutique Pottery and cards on display at Dandelions Boutique Artwork from the fourth annual Summer Invitational on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Artwork from the fourth annual Summer Invitational on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.

    Canan Commons
    600 S Walnut
    Muncie Civic Weekly Acting Group

    We are a group of inexperienced, middle age and older actors who meet weekly to learn and hone our skills.  Three of the best actors/directors in the city teach and critique us each week at our usual home at Muncie Civic Theater.  In turn, this helps the theater by developing a strong pool of trained actors, so our shows will continue to be the toast of Indiana. Today, we will be at Canan Commons, and you will see us in one of our scene work sessions.  We will be going through scenes in which we have been working (some for a long time, some just recently started), and our experts will be giving us loving, positive criticism to help us improve.  If you feel motivated, we have brought some extra scenes tonight, so you might try your hand in a cold read with us.

     

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts
    520 E Main
    We Are What We Think

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on June 1, 2017 for an opening reception and art show featuring the art of Sarah Shaffer. The show titled “We Are What We Think” is a series of drawings and paintings that utilize the visual representation of neurons to portray the human body.

    Inspiration for the collection came from the affects neurons have on who we are as people. As we grow our minds and personalities are shaped by experience; we literally are what we think. Each piece is an illustration of neurons forming various parts of the body as well as the entire human figure.

    The opening reception of “We Are What We Think” will take place on Thursday, June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The show will be on display and open to the public throughout the month of June.

    Sarah Shaffer is a native of Indiana, growing up in Fort Wayne with a love of art from an early age. Sarah is a graduate of Ball State University's Art Department, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Metalsmithing earned in 2007. Sarah lives with her husband and daughter in Muncie, Indiana, and works as an art instructor for Cornerstone Center for the Art as well as a commissioned artist.

    For more information about the show call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281-9503, ext. 23 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

     

    Dandelions Boutique
    120 S Walnut

    On display and for sale will be handmade items such as pottery and cards that were created by C.A.R.S. / Beyond I Can, a day service for special need adults.

     

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S Madison

    Have you ever wanted to play the drums? If so, you need to come to Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison and Adams) for a drumming circle at 6pm. If you have a drum bring it with you, but if not there will be lots of drums for everyone to use. But wait there is more!! We will feature at 7:30pm a concert with Joan Hamilton. Joan is singer/songwriter who plays the guitar and keyboards. She has recorded several CD”s. Joan has performed many times in Muncie. After the concert we will have a reception. All donations received this evening will benefit the Urban Day Camp.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Summer Invitational

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, June 1st from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for the gallery’s fourth annual Summer Invitational. The exhibit will feature work by several area artists who will be on hand to engage with viewers. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    The Summer Invitational is designed to introduce some of the most interesting new work our region offers by exclusively exhibiting artists not currently represented by GFAF. This refreshing shift in the gallery’s regular programming brings together artists from Central Indiana and beyond whose artwork spans several disciplines including oil painting, sculpture, and found object art. The exhibit will be on view for two months through the end of July, offering visitors an extended opportunity to experience fresh, new art from beyond the Muncie scene.

    Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. A brief talk at 6:15 will introduce the exhibit and artists in attendance.

     

    Harmony Dance Studio
    112 W Jackson

    We will be offering snacks, catered by David Fennig, and teaching free 15-20 minute Latin dance lessons (salsa, bachata, etc.) on the hour. The rest of the time will be open social dance time where people can drop in, have some snacks, make some friends, and learn how to dance in a relaxed, welcoming environment. No partner or experience required to enjoy this fun event!

     

    Heorot
    219 S Walnut

    Blues Jam

    Open event- come show us your talent.
    Sign up starts at 7.  Music from 8-11.

     

    MadJax
    514 E Jackson

    Ball State's Department of Architecture offers multiple design/build studios that develop skills and allow students to test their ideas on a range of scales and project types. Students engage with communities while learning through making.

    The Maring-Hunt Community Garden Project will be showcased during First Thursday as students exhibit their drawings, ideas, prototypes and photographs of the Gateway to Growing Pavilion with its Potters Bench and Corner Sitting Area all made out of western red cedar. Additional design work to be displayed is the first “Nature Play Pocket” to be developed to the south of the pavilion. This area includes a storytelling and story acting circle for Maring-Hunt’s children's programming and a sand and water play area with a rain water sluice using the harvested water from the pavilion’s butterfly roof gutter. This pavilion and nature play pocket will be incorporated into curricula to introduce hands-on lessons about how food grows and garden-based nutrition education in an outdoor learning lab, affording opportunities to learn about horticulture and sustainable environmental practices, such as composting and recycling, as well as being an important source of low-cost fresh produce for a healthy diet. Come see CAP's design-build project for Maring-Hunt Community Garden. The project is funded by an Academic Excellence Grant, an Immersive Learning Provost's Grant, and a Building Better Neighborhoods Grant.

Feb 16, 2017

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May 2, 2015

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Jun 5, 2014

Thursday

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    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

    Downstairs - Then, Now, and POW!
    The Artist Within will feature the sculptural assemblages of Angie Hedman. Hedman received her BS in Art Education and a BFA in Metalsmithing from BSU in 1998. A few years later she went back and to earn an MA in Metalsmithing from BSU in 2006. Since 1999, Angie has taught Art at Lincoln Middle/High School in Cambridge City, IN. She teaches grades 6-8 general art, and grades 9-12 three-dimensional art. This talented young artist resides in Muncie with her husband and two children. They own Phoenix Design, a small screen-printing business in Muncie.

    Hedman says that the work in “Then, Now and POW!” is a collection of past and present experiences and interests.  Each piece tells a story.  Some of the pieces in this collection are about secrets, lies, truth, ex-boyfriends, failure and success.

    This particular collection of work was also influenced by Angie’s love of Pop Art, comic books, toys and board games.  She often pairs contrasting objects together.  The artist feels that something magical happens when objects from different genres, decades, textures, and materials merge and "make sense".  She likes to collect small and unusual objects that she often uses in her work. Vintage photographs, copper wire, screws, bolts, text, and paint also make their way in to most of her work.  The work in this collection can be divided into two categories: Sculptural Assemblage Boxes, and Gameboard Purses.  The two are quite different, but still complement each other.  Overlapping themes occur in both. Make plans to stop by for light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artist.

     

    Upstairs - What’s in Your Garden?
    Spring has finally Sprung! In celebration of the much awaited arrival of Spring, the Artist Within is hosting a “POP-UP” Community Art Exhibit in their upper level gallery.  Local artists of all ages and skill levels have been invited to exhibit their 2-Dimensional answer to “What’s in Your Garden?” This non-juried exhibit will be on display June 5-28.  Most work is for sale and the participating artists are encouraged to be on hand for the First Thursday festivities from 5-8pm on Thursday June 5th. Please make plans to come support all who have been generous enough to share their artwork.

     

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E Main
    (2nd floor)
    Students Endeavors

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on June 5,  2014, for an opening reception and art show featuring two Cornerstone student artists, Tambra White and Wendy Carpenter. Their combined show will feature works of acrylic on canvas, landscapes, odes to nature, and watercolor pieces. The opening reception will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The gallery will be on display throughout the month of June.

    Wendy Carpenter lives cozily in Yorktown with her husband of almost 23 years, two of her three children, and spoiled Shih-Tzu mix, Jax. Along with her art work, she is also enjoys the spotlight, acting in many of the district’s local theatres.

    Carpenter learned her artistic style from her great-grandfather and remembers their time painting landscapes together fondly. Most of her works are comprised of acrylic on canvas, but she also enjoys dabbling in watercolors.

    Tambra White began her career in special education, rather than art. After teaching for over a decade, she transitioned to become a stay at home mom for her two children and husband of 17 years.

    White first discovered her talent during a class at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. At first White only mirrored her instructor’s work, but eventually created her own style and branched out to a variety of different media and content, her favorite being trees.

    The Art Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the building. It will continue to exhibit and promote the artwork of Cornerstone students and instructors, local high school and college students, as well as local and regional artists.

     

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E Charles

    Our artist is Ron Bell for June. Artist statement: "My work is somewhat traditional in general but I try to add an interesting twist or point of view.  I like to use reflective surfaces, glass for example, to add interest. I enjoy all mediums, probably say oil on canvas is my favorite. Much of my work is realism in nature."

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Old-Fashioned Pop Painter

    “An Old-Fashioned Pop Painter” showcasing the talents of New Orleans artist Nancy Witte opens First Thursday at Gallery 308 on June 5. “The exhibition features her favorite themes of hotels, motels, sixties advertising, Coney Island and the sea. The opening reception for the new exhibit will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. The public is welcome. 

    Witte says, “I have a definite thing for signs. My dad was a commercial artist for International Harvester, the farm & tractor company, which was kind of funny because he was a total city boy. He worked in their sign division and there were sign industry manuals around the house with different letter type sets that just fascinated me. I could look at those for hours.”

    Born in Chicago, she had no formal training; however, she was influenced by both her parents who met   at the American Academy of Art while studying commercial illustration. “There were always good art supplies around the house, particularly Prismacolor pencils.”

    According to Witte, she works from both her own digital photos & found images and almost everything she paints is in acrylic.  She states, “I have a love/hate relationship with Chicago; it has definitely fueled my art. Plus I was a vagabond when I was young living in Seattle, Key West, New York, and Alaska.

    She now lives outside New Orleans in Meraux, Louisiana, on a thin strip of land between the marshes of Lake Borgne & the Mississippi River.  Witte says the light here is fabulous with the sun hitting the water on both sides; it's the best light I've ever painted in...besides Key West.  She added, “A lot the things I have painted are gone, wiped away by Katrina--the Sugar Bowl Motel, the Deep South Motel. I suppose that is natural anywhere, but the sense of change is more marked here.”

    Her work has been exhibited at Remembering What Care Forgot: An Exhibition Celebrating New Orleans Culture & Revival at ABC NO RIO New York, the Pilsen Juried Art Fair in Chicago, and the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Art Show at Big Top Gallery in New Orleans.

    The exhibit will be on display through June 27.  The gallery’s hours are Fridays 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Summer Invitational: New Modes

    Twelve contemporary artists have been invited to exhibit for two months at Gordy Fine Art & Framing. Gallery manager Braydee Euliss selected artists to create “a more contemporary collection.” While the artists work in traditional formats – sculpture, photography, printmaking, etc., they tend to be non-traditional in their application or approach. “This show is a response to our public to help keep them abreast of all art trends,” Euliss explains. “Part of our job as a gallery is to keep patrons excited about the art we hang and install.” While a few of the exhibitors have ties to Muncie or the gallery, none of them are “house artists” – those exclusively represented by the Gordy’s.

    Three of the exhibitors, however, did work for the Gordy’s while attending Ball State University.  Seven have direct ties to the university, either as art professors or employees of the BSU Art Museum. Tim McMichael is from Indianapolis and Art Hazelwood is a well-known San Francisco artist. McCauley holds an MFA from Columbus College of Art & Design (Ohio), and is now a professor there.

    “I looked for work that excites me, that I would want to have on the wall for two months,” offers Euliss about her collection. “While it is hard to lump these artists into one group, I would suggest that they are all using familiar media in non-traditional ways; a formula our patrons will connect with.”

    Summer Invitational: New Modes, will open on June 5, 2014, at 5 PM, as part of the First Thursday arts walk. Light refreshments will be served and several of the artists will be in attendance. A short talk about the exhibit will be given at 6:15 PM, with a question/answer session following. 

    The exhibit will close on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 3 PM.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, call the gallery at (765)284-8422, or visit www.gordyframing.com.

     

    The Heorot (21+)
    219 S Walnut

    Heorot will feature Riles Kyuubi, a student at Ball State studying printmaking. Kyuubi will be exhibiting a series of figure drawings that explore, not only contour of the body, but for the artist tap in to memories of places and times.

    Artist Statement: "I had never liked figure drawing. I never liked the images that I was left with. They never spoke to me or did much of anything. After taking classes and doing it for years I finally found that I enjoyed looking back and remember the subjects. I would think back on their personality or what it was like drawing that day. Figure drawing for me became a process or remembering a place in time a spiritual portrait of someone I didn't know. In this series I was trying to find something ethereal within each piece. I would take an element and obsess over it until I felt that I could remember the moment, the time, and space for a lifetime."

     

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E Main

    Why Is the Dog Green?, a documentary about Indiana Plein Air artist Dan Woodson
    5:00- 5:30- 6:00
    $5 donation

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut

    Muncie Makes Lab at 628 South Walnut Street will feature artwork from Muncie Community Schools art teacher Carol Burt’s K-5 classes, handcrafted furniture from local designer/maker, Mark Kirklin of ROC, and more information on the Hub project at High Street and Main Street adjacent to Hans Heintzelman Hardwood Floors. Work will be displayed in gallery style. Attached are pictures from previous First Thursday exhibitions and details of the Hub project (a partnership between landscape architecture students, Hans Hientzelman, and the Muncie community to landscape the empty lot that will face a newly renovated façade).

     

    Mutual Bank Marble Wall
    110 E Charles
    Afterhours Art Reels – Big Lebowski

    Muncie Downtown Development will host outdoor “Afterhours Art Reels” following the First Thursday Gallery Walk.  The Big Lebowski will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles St. at dusk.  Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio for guests 21 and up.

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles
    The White River Ruggers

    The group will be displaying their highly creative hand hooked rug creations.  Traditional rug hooking is the technique of pulling loops of fabric strips, usually wool through the mesh of a backing, usually burlap, rug warp, linen or monks cloth, to create a pile.  The hook is much like a crochet hook.  The wool may be new fabric or recycled wool clothing that has been torn apart, washed, dried and cut into strips.  The rug hookers often custom dye their wool in order to create the pallet of colors they use, much like mixing paint for a painting. Patterns will range from traditional to contemporary in a variety of styles and intricacy.

    Rose Court is looking for artists for the following months: July, September, November, and December. Any artists who would like the opportunity to exhibit at Rose Court during First Thursday are encouraged to email loisgreens3@gmail.com.  We can accommodate most mediums (sculpture artists would need to provide their own tables/pedestals).

Feb 13, 2014

Thursday

  • Art by Paul Grant at The Artist Within Art by Paul Grant at The Artist Within Art by Andrew McCauley at Gallery 308 “Topknots and Polka Dots,” woodcut by David Johnson at Gordy's “Frog and Lily,” intaglio print by Sarojini Johnson at Gordy's Second Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Art by Paul Grant at The Artist Within Art by Paul Grant at The Artist Within Art by Paul Grant at The Artist Within Art by Paul Grant at The Artist Within Art by Andrew McCauley at Gallery 308 Art by Andrew McCauley at Gallery 308 “Topknots and Polka Dots,” woodcut by David Johnson at Gordy's “Topknots and Polka Dots,” woodcut by David Johnson at Gordy's “Frog and Lily,” intaglio print by Sarojini Johnson at Gordy's “Frog and Lily,” intaglio print by Sarojini Johnson at Gordy's

    Because of the weather, three downtown galleries have postponed their First Thursday exhibitions until February 13th.

     

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    Some Otherness and a Dog

    Paul Grant will be the featured artist for the month of February at the Artist Within. His exhibit, "Some Otherness and a Dog”, will feature his collage work . This long time Muncie resident began making collages a decade ago as a way to sketch images that were beyond his ability to draw.  Paul explains that over the years, his use of collage has developed into a language all its own.  He feels that it allows him a full range of creative freedom, whether he is working with images or text.

    February 13th, from 5-8pm will be the “meet the artist opening reception”. There will be light refreshments and live music featuring Gregg Pyle. The opening is free and open to the public.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Attraction & Doubt

    Gallery 308 announces its February show, “Attraction and Doubt”, an invitational, themed exhibition organized by Associate Professor Scott Anderson. The opening reception for the new exhibit will be held February 6th at Gallery 308 from 5-8pm.   The public is welcome. The exhibit features Anderson, plus Ball State Alumni from the Ball State School of Art and other professional artists/educators that have been featured at Ball State in the past as visiting artists.

    Twenty-seven artists sent work from all over the country, including Indiana, Georgia, New York, Missouri, Washington, Oregon, Texas, California, Washington D.C., Minnesota, and Germany. Anderson said, “All the participants were invited to submit up to four works that they felt addressed the theme, 'Attraction and Doubt'”. 

    Anderson added, “All the former students are still active in their art careers, some are currently pursuing graduate degrees, others have completed their graduate studies, and some are employed as educators, gallery directors, designers and as artists.  Also featured are other professional artists and educators that have had an impact on Professor Anderson's career as either colleagues or as instructors.”   

    Gallery visitors will see a wide variety of mediums including drawing, collage, printmaking, watercolor, acrylic, photography, wood sculpture, found object, and sculptures made from human hair.  Participating artists include: Jared Applegate, Molly Bauman, Katie Burk, Lisa Choinacky, David Cuatlacuatl, Duncan Ford, Jessica Ford, Chet Geiselman, Marc Giouard, Art Hazelwood, Chris Hocking, Terra Keck, Brie Thompson, Iain Machell, Andy Mauery, Mike May, Andrew J. McCauley, Joshua McGarvey, Bill McQuail, Nicole Pancini, Max Papas, Lee Pechocki, Kathleen Ryan, Austin Sayre, Geoff Smith, Ross Wagner, Seneca Weintraut, and Scott Anderson.

    Anderson is an Associate Professor teaching undergraduate and graduate levels of painting, and drawing at Ball State University. He has been exhibiting his paintings professionally for the past thirty years in galleries, museums, national and regional juried offerings. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University and completed his Masters in Fine Arts from West Virginia University with an emphasis in painting.   In 2010 Anderson was awarded the 2010-2011 College of Fine Arts Dean’s Creative Arts Award. . He served as the Director for Ball State’s London Center for fall 2013. Anderson earned the gallery exhibit when he captured Best of Show from Gallery’s 308’s PaperChaser 2013 juried exhibition.

    The gallery is open Fridays from 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free. The show continues through February 28.

    Gallery 308, located at 308 East Main in downtown Muncie,  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. The Gallery opens a new exhibit every First Thursday (usually). Contributions to Gallery 308 are tax-deductible. For more information about upcoming exhibits, volunteer and donor opportunities, please call 765-289-8575 or visit www.gallery308.org.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Annual BSU Print Show, “New Edition”

    Prints are hot, and the wintertime Annual Print Exhibit at Gordy Fine Art & Framing will feature woodcut prints and etchings by two Ball State University printmaking professors. David and Sarojini Johnson are known both for their own signature styles and for the number of students following their example as professionals in the field. With more than fifty years of combined teaching, the duo continues to hone their artistic skills. “The woodcuts, etchings and artist’s books in this show represent some of their best work,” notes Brian Gordy, gallery owner.

    David’s woodcuts often depict humans or animals – cows, pigs, crows – in large color block

    scenes, fair barns, streetscapes or fast food establishments.  Sarojini’s pieces are known for an exotic flavor, where plants and insects, frogs and lilies are poised in colorful, dark, dreamlike garden scenes, decorative ribbons running around edges. In “Frog and Lily,” a blue-green spotted frog competes with orange and red flowers for center stage. David’s “Topknots and Polka Dots” depicts a seated woman who appears to be relaxing in a corner of the printmaking room at Ball State University – home office for the Johnson duo.

    The two artists engage different methods to arrive at their compositions. Sarojini employs intaglio, mastering the process in tight, rich details that are etched out of a metal plate. The plate is then inked and run through a press to create a single print at a time. David’s relief prints, cut by hand, often include color blocks of street scenes or observed moments of contemporary life. His artistic method of choice is relief printing, where wood or linoleum is carved away, leaving desired areas that then receive ink and are printed onto special papers. Each color requires either a different carved block or the same block, cut out a bit more after each color application.

    In addition to the framed prints for this annual exhibit, hand-printed books will also be shown. Folding outward, the print books resemble a sculptural work of art that might be displayed open, on table top or mantle.

    The opening reception for “New Edition” will be held Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM at the downtown gallery. Light refreshments will be served and the artists will be introduced at 6:15 PM for a short talk, and to answer questions about the work. The exhibit

    will continue through February 28, 2014, and may also be viewed during normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday, 9 to 3, or by appointment. Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. is located at 224 E. Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, call 765-284-8422 or visit http://www.gordyframing.com