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Sep 12, 2020

Saturday

  • That One Film Festival 11:30am to 10pm @ Virtual Event
    URL: https://www.thatonefilmfestival.com/
    Cost: FREE Online Event
    Ages: PG-13

    MUNCIE, INDIANA— That One Film Festival Celebrates Experimental Filmmakers During Two-Day Event

    This September 11th and 12th marks the return of That One Film Festival, Muncie’s own biennial experimental film festival. The two-day event will be a free live streaming event available online with an in-person, socially-distanced, outdoor opening night screening at Canan Commons on Friday, September 11th (600 S Walnut St, Muncie, Indiana) where visitors can watch the first two programs on a large movie screen, and participate in the live stream content. The Saturday, September 12th events will be streamed entirely online.

    The event is produced by students in an immersive learning course at the Ball State University School of Art, with artistic directors Associate Professor Maura Jasper and Assistant Professor Kristin Reeves, in partnership with the Muncie Arts and Culture Council.

    That One Film Festival celebrates the work of moving image artists from around the globe. The festival specializes in experimental, no/low budget, and avant-garde film and video art. This year, more than 275 films were submitted to That One for consideration. Of those submissions, 36 individual films have been selected for this year’s program, in addition to screenings of work by the festival’s two jurors, Karissa Hahn and Laura Parnes, and a performance by filmmaker Michael Morris.

    All opening night activities at Canan Commons on Friday, September 11th, are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and can be reserved for free at thatonefilmfestival.com. Viewers (grouped by household) will be directed to marked areas on the Canan Commons green which will be situated to promote social distancing. Masks are required until viewers are seated. Viewers are encouraged to bring their own picnic, non-alcoholic beverages, chairs, and blankets as there will be no food or drinks served at the event. Porta-potties and hand sanitizer will be available. This event is rated PG-13 for strong language, and viewer discretion is advised. All events are Eastern Standard Time.

    Seating at Canan Commons begins at 5:15p on Friday, September 11th. The night kicks off at 5:45p with an introduction by festival Master of Ceremonies Dennis Everette, and Muncie Arts and Culture Council Executive Director Erin Williams. The live stream screening will begin at 6:00p with a selection of work by Karissa Hahn, PlySpace Virtual Resident and co-juror at this year’s festival, followed by two one-hour programs. The screenings will end at 9:15p, after which there will be a performance by filmmaker Michael Morris. The event will conclude at 10:00p. The opening night programs will also be live streamed at thatonefilmfestival.com for those who do not attend the in-person event.


    The festival will continue online on Saturday, September 12th, as a live stream only. Beginning at 11:30a, five one-hour programs will be presented throughout the day and evening, as well as a screening of work by New York artist and co-juror Laura Parnes. Each program will be followed by a short intermission. There will be a scheduled dinner break from 5:30p to 7:30p. The program will conclude at 9:45p with the announcement of the three festival award winners. The full program of films and event times is available at www.thatonefilmfestival.com.

    For more information, please visit thatonefilmfestival.com or take a look at @that1film on social media. Queries can also be sent to thatone@munciearts.org or info@munciearts.org. Questions about accessibility can be directed to info@munciearts.org.

    The Muncie Arts & Culture Council (MACC) is the designated Arts Partner for the City of Muncie. As Arts Partner, MACC assists with municipal initiatives where art integration can benefit economic development and Quality of Place. As an arts alliance, MACC builds community among artists and arts organizations and serves as a resource for professional growth and opportunity. Learn more about MACC and its programs and collaborations at munciearts.org.

           

Sep 11, 2020

Friday

Sep 3, 2020

Thursday

  • September's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Various locations
    Kyle Rees at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Kyle Rees at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Kyle Rees at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Open Studios at Let There Be Art! Alyssa Carey at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Alyssa Carey at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Alyssa Carey at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Alyssa Carey at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Wendy Carpenter at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Wendy Carpenter at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Wendy Carpenter at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor GindhART Birthday Celebration! at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor GindhART Birthday Celebration! at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor GindhART Birthday Celebration! at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor GindhART Birthday Celebration! at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Charles Knox at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Charles Knox at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Charles Knox at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Charles Knox at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Seth Miniear at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Seth Miniear at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Seth Miniear at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Jill Palumbo at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Jill Palumbo at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Jill Palumbo at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Jill Palumbo at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing will be featuring new Kyle Rees pottery in the store and on our online shop on our website. Kyle will be doing a virtual artist talk on Gordy’s Facebook page. We will be open 5-8 First Thursday September 3rd.

    Let There Be Art
    812 W. White River Blvd.
    Let There Be Art invites you to visit and experience Open Studio! Enjoy light (prepackaged) refreshments while viewing our studio gallery, now featuring our autumn selections! First Thursday Special: 10% off Open Studio projects! Open Studio is every Tuesday and Thursday, 12-8pm. Come have fun, we'll clean up!

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    The Madjax Art Show 3! Madjax will feature a number of artists on the 2nd floor for September’s First Thursday:

    Alyssa Carey
    Alyssa Carey is a glass major at Ball State and will show work focusing on glass, design, and jewelry making. She uses mixed media in her art such as glass, metals, textiles, and recycled objects.

    Wendy Carpenter
    Wendy Carpenter of Chromatic Endeavors will be featuring acrylic paintings. Check out her work at:

    https://www.facebook.com/chromaticendeavors

    Gindhart
    GindhART at Madjax 68 ART PARTY!: “See The Good” is the theme as Debra turns 68 in September. She has a long standing ART-BIRTHDAY celebratory ritual with Downtown Muncie's First Thursday event. First Thursday at Madjax Muncie is an opportunity to meet the artist. See her text on collection of art featuring aerosols, acrylics, and assemblage art.

    Charles Knox
    I work mainly in pencils and ink, and show my art in various judies shows throughout the state. I have been concentrating on extinct bird species done in pencil, at or about life-sized.

    Seth Miniear
    Tiny Shiners is my personal creation. I've worked for four years to build the brand. I have years of creative experience that I have molded into this small company. Everything created by me is original and made with the intention of being passed down from family member to family member. 

    Jill Palumbo
    Jill Palumbo is a multimedia artist from Muncie, Indiana. Jill works with paint, clay and glass along with recycled items to make jewelry, furniture, and artwork. Her creations reflect her belief in kindness toward people and the enjoyment of nature. 

    For further information visit Jill Palumbo’s Art online at https://jillpalumboart.com/ 

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main
    Join the Muncie Arts and Culture Council (munciearts.org) and the PlySpace Residency Program (plyspace.org) for a Projection Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Muncie on First Thursday, September 3rd. In preparation for That One Film Festival, on September 11th and 12th, PlySpace hosted filmmaker Karissa Hahn, the first virtual resident and That One Film Festival juror, for a workshop on film printing on a home-office printer. The work created during this two part workshop will be projected at multiple exterior locations in Downtown Muncie between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM on First Thursday, September 3rd. Viewers can follow the online scavenger hunt map (at www.plyspace.org/projectionhunt) to try to find all of the films! The scavenger hunt is self guided walking tour. You can start the hunt at PlySpace (608 E. Main Street). Learn more about the project at www.plyspace.org or That One Film Festival at thatonefilmfestival.com. Workshop participants include Joshua Vanhorn, Masha Vlasova, Rachel Leah Cohn, Jack Christeon, Graham Marshall, Grif Williams, Rani Crowe, James Kerestes, Erin Williams, Kristin Reeves, and Noah Davis-Cheshire.

  • Projection Scavenger Hunt at First Thursday 8pm to 10pm @ PlySpace Begin here, then throughout Downtown Muncie! 608 East Main Street
    Going to First Thursday in Downtown Muncie? Then join the Projection Scavenger Hunt created by PlySpace and the Muncie Arts and Culture Council! In preparation for That One Film Festival coming up on September 11th and 12th, PlySpace recently hosted filmmaker Karissa Hahn, the first virtual resident and That One Film Festival juror, for a workshop on film printing on a home-office printer. The work created during this two-part workshop will be projected at multiple exterior locations in Downtown Muncie between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM on First Thursday, September 3rd. Viewers can follow the online scavenger hunt map (at www.plyspace.org/projectionhunt) to try to find all of the films! The scavenger hunt is self-guided walking tour. You can start the hunt at PlySpace (608 E. Main Street). Learn more about the project at www.plyspace.org or That One Film Festival at thatonefilmfestival.com. Workshop participants include Joshua Vanhorn, Masha Vlasova, Rachel Leah Cohn, Jack Christeon, Graham Marshall, Grif Williams, Rani Crowe, James Kerestes, Erin Williams, Kristin Reeves, and Noah Davis-Cheshire.

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Dec 5, 2019

Thursday

  • Light Up DWNTWN Kickoff Event 5pm to 8pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St

    Spread the Christmas cheer with galleries, restaurants, retailers, and neighbors throughout DWNTWN during December's First Thursday.  Gather around the Canan Commons at 6pm for the year's premiere synchronized light show.   There will be additional shows throughout December. 

  • Olivia Willard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Light up DWNTWN, Canan Commons Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Mark Rosander at The Guardian Brewing Co. Dame Leo at Madjax Gindhart at Madjax Gindhart at Madjax Motivate our Minds at Madjax Muncie Makers Market Blues Jam at Valhalla December's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Olivia Willard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Olivia Willard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Light up DWNTWN, Canan Commons Light up DWNTWN, Canan Commons Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Mark Rosander at The Guardian Brewing Co. Mark Rosander at The Guardian Brewing Co. Dame Leo at Madjax Dame Leo at Madjax Gindhart at Madjax Gindhart at Madjax Gindhart at Madjax Gindhart at Madjax Motivate our Minds at Madjax Motivate our Minds at Madjax Muncie Makers Market Muncie Makers Market Blues Jam at Valhalla Blues Jam at Valhalla

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    No Going Back, Featuring the Art of Olivia Willard:

    Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, December 5 for the opening reception of No Going Back art by Olivia Willard. 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 December’s First Thursday events.

    This mixed media collection draws inspiration from Willard’s early experiences in studying blind contour drawing and the process of fabric absorbing pigment. Wanting to capture the painstaking process of examining and capturing a subject all at once in another challenging medium, she began to explore stitchwork as it shares that “no going back” mentality. Willard loves watching the watercolor seep into a wet fabric and unpredictably stain it. This chaos is clarified with line work from one unbroken stitch on a sewing machine. Her favorite subjects are dream imagery and the human form. She has chosen to display the work in embroidery hoops so the viewer can clearly see how the fabric has absorbed paint, contrasted with the texture of the thread. The final product is a display of pigment and thread as vivid and wildly free as the unconscious mind.

    Originally from Northwest Indiana, Olivia has lived in the Muncie area since 2006. She currently lives in Anderson with her Husband Zach and two children, Eloise (4) and Spencer (2). Olivia studied painting at Ball State University, but truly began her exploration of art at the age of three while taking classes at South Shore Arts. Having a lifelong passion for art and the unusual, she collects anything from strange old photographs and prints to doll parts. Olivia draws inspiration from her own journey of learning self-compassion, understanding the subconscious, and finding a place for bright saturated color in a bleak, grey state.

    No Going Backwill be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of December.

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

    Downtown Development
    Canan Commons

    Light Up DWNTWN, powered by Indiana Michigan Power, will be held on First Thursday, December 5, from 5 -8 p.m. throughout Downtown Muncie. Galleries, restaurants and retailers invite you to spend the evening with them as we kick off the holiday shopping season.

    The Community Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at Canan Commons (located in the 500 block of S. Walnut St.) at 6:00 p.m. Join us as Mayor Dennis Tyler, BSU President Geoffrey Mearns Charlie Cardinal and Santa Claus light up the holiday tree!

    Experience the animated light show synchronized to music! The light show will be executed Thursday's-Sunday @ 6,7,8,and 9pm throughout December.

    Muncie Community School's Elementary School Choirs will sing their Community Christmas Sing songs and lead the crowd in a carol or two!

    Canan Commons will also be the location for the Holiday Makers Market, featuring nearly 50 artists in a heated tent.

    Kiddie Express train will be running. Fire pits will be lit to keep you warm and concessions will be available.

    For more information, please visit downtownmuncie.org

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will celebrate Light Up DWNTWN on First Thursday, December 5th from 5-8 PM. Local art and gifts will be available for purchase with special sale prices on select Christmas ornaments, earrings, mugs, and shirts for one night only. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served giving customers the opportunity to buy unique objects created by local artists for holiday decorating and gift giving.

    Our gold photo op frame will be in the store for friends and family to capture portraits for the holiday season. Stop by and STRIKE a pose.

    This event coincides with Gordy’s weeklong 40% Custom Frame Sale happening from Friday November 29, thru Saturday December 7. 

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson
    The Guardian Brewing Company will host an opening reception of Studio 418: Paintings by Mark Rosander.

    Ivy Tech
    345 S. High St.

    Ivy Tech Community College will be open during December’s First Thursday until 8pm. Stop by to apply to the College, register for classes, explore program offerings, and tour the newly renovated John and Janice Fisher Building at 345 S. High Street.  Be sure to say “Hi” to Rudi Roadrunner at the tree lighting at Cannon Commons. We’ll see you on campus.

    Let There Be Art
    812 W. White River Blvd.
    Let There Be Art invites you to visit and experience Open Studio!  Enjoy light refreshments while viewing our studio gallery, now featuring our holiday and winter selections!  Create a unique Christmas gift for your loved ones!  First Thursday Special: 10% off!  Open Studio is every Thursday, 12-8pm."

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    5–8 p.m. unless otherwise noted

    The following artists and exhibitors will have work on display at Madjax during First Thursday:

    5Chickens (NEW!)
    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 holiday gifts. Learn more about 5Chickens and their products at 5chickens.com.

    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, jewelry, holiday décor, 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 holiday-themed items perfect for gifting.

    Denise Broyles (Dame Leo)
    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
    More social commentary artwork from Debra Gindhart, longtime local artist/artivist and visual arts educator. Debra has created WWJB(What Would Jesus Buy), a visual look at the consumerism that plagues our planet and feeds our landfills. Debra's December First Thursday exhibition will also include hand knitted loop scarves by GindhARTFiberART. Thick and soft fibers create wonderfully warm wearable art. Some of the yarns are hand spun. Native American Heritage natural stones by Green Glam Studio jewelry is also featured. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.

    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

    5:00–7:00 p.m. You are invited to Madjax to view and celebrate the hard work and progress made over the fall by the students of Motivate our Minds', "We Think It, We Make It" club and community volunteers. Come see finished projects and meet the MOM students who will be working on future projects.

    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 prints, stationery, and holiday items 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. A wide variety of ready-made posters, notecards, and holiday-themed items are for sale.

    Muncie Makers Market
    Canan Commons
    The Muncie Makers Market will again join Light Up DWNTWN on Thursday, December 5th from 5-8p at Canan Commons in Downtown Muncie! The Muncie Makers Market has our Annual Holiday Gift Market filled with local artisans in a HEATED tent on PAVEMENT right by the Community Tree! The Muncie Makers Market is a community farmers market with fresh homemade food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, fresh and dried herbs, live plants, beautiful art, and handmade gifts of all kinds - and we’ll be cozy in the big tent all evening! 
     
    Light Up DWNTWN, powered by Indiana Michigan Power, and sponsored by the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, features the Community Tree Lighting ceremony led by Mayor Dennis Tyler, Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns, Charlie Cardinal, and Santa Claus! The Market’s tent is next to the Community Tree, on Walnut Street which will be closed to vehicle traffic, with FREE ADMISSION. There will also be an animated light show synchronized to music, Caroling, the Kiddie Express Train, Fire Pits, and more! This is a HUGE Muncie tradition, be sure to bring your family!

    Shop with these wonderful LOCAL Growers and Makers for all of your holiday gifts:

    * The Pie Lady
    * JE Jewelry Works
    * Round Rock Farm
    * Mellia’s Sweet Doggy Treats
    * None of Your Beeswax
    * Tina’s Tarts
    * Squid Ink
    * Apple Dumpling Gang
    * Tall Parakeet
    * Flaneur
    * Vulture Culture Aromatherapy
    * Through the Screen Door
    * The Silver Lining Gemstones
    * Ashanti's Garden
    * TransAtlantic Treasures
    * The Lottie Series by Dana Brown Books
    * The Bearded Baker
    * Jill Palumbo’s Art
    * Curry’s Sweets & Treats
    * Muncie Map Co
    * Northern Tropics
    * Hustle Humble
    * Karret Family Farm
    * Victorian Apothecary
    * Mindy's Crocheted Creations
    * Li’l Shop of This & That
    * MTJ Jersey Dairy
    * The Lazy Housewives
    * HealThy Self Snacks
    * Ashcraft Creations

    Sponsored by the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, THANK YOU!

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Monsters of the Midway - new dormitory ideas situated along the historic Midway at The University of Chicago. Thirteen unique proposals by 3rd year architecture students from the College of Architecture and Planning. The context for the proposed new designs would be along the historic Midway at the University of Chicago. Originally designed for the Worlds Columbian Exposition in 1893 by Frederick Law Olmstead, the Midway parkway is home to the south edge of the University of Chicago and new emerging architecture including the future Obama Presidential Center. The exhibition includes drawings, design diagrams, and 3d printed models of the students’ proposed structures. All are welcome, including high school or middle school students who might have an interest in pursuing a future in architecture and design.  5-8pm

    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!

  • The Muncie Makers Market at First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Corner of Walnut & Adams Streets In front of Toys Forever & the Muncie Map Co.

    You can find the Muncie Makers Market on First Thursdays from 5-8p on the corner of Walnut and Adams Streets in Downtown Muncie! Fresh homemade food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, fresh and dried herbs, live plants, beautiful art, and handmade crafts of all kinds at the Muncie Makers Market! 

    Shop LOCAL and watch for our markets year-round throughout Muncie! Please JOIN us on Facebook and Instagram, and please SHARE this post:   

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1627047027524961/

Nov 30, 2019

Saturday

Nov 7, 2019

Thursday

  • Book Arts Collaborative at Madjax Sarah Richcreek at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Genny Gordy at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Tom Stader at The Guardian Brewing Co. Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Muncie Makes Lab Dana Lynn at Plyspace Blues Jam at Valhalla November's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Book Arts Collaborative at Madjax Book Arts Collaborative at Madjax Sarah Richcreek at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Sarah Richcreek at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Genny Gordy at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Genny Gordy at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Tom Stader at The Guardian Brewing Co. Tom Stader at The Guardian Brewing Co. Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Muncie Makes Lab Muncie Makes Lab Dana Lynn at Plyspace Dana Lynn at Plyspace Blues Jam at Valhalla Blues Jam at Valhalla

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

    Students at Book Arts Collaborative will be demonstrating various methods of hand-sewing books at our shop in the Madjax Building. People who come and engage with students doing sewing demonstrations in our shop can get a coupon entitling them to $2.00 off the purchase of a journal in the Tribune Showprint shop on Thursday evening only. Also, we will have a pop-up shop inside Olive and Slate with students there available to answer questions about our hand-sewn journals and print ephemera for sale there.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    “Inamorata & the Floating City,” Featuring the Art of Sarah Richcreek

    Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, November 7 for the opening reception of Inamorata & the Floating Cityfeaturing art by Sarah Richcreek. 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 November’s First Thursday events.

    Intrigued by the connection between emotion and perception, artist Sarah Richcreek, found herself suddenly stricken by incessant waves of conflicting emotions and so began to write poetry as a cathartic way of healing.  She sent herself overseas to find peace in the things that she could not control and ended up in Venice; a majestic, proud island-city that is weather worn and salt blasted, but as luminous as a faceted jewel.  The collection of images and poems displayed here reflects Sarah Richcreek’s headspace in a time when her world was saturated with echoes of vivid memories, desolate stillness and beautiful decay.

    Sarah Richcreek is a Delaware county native now living in Indianapolis.  She earned a BFA from Ball State University in 2008 with a concentration in metal arts and a minor in ceramics.  Sarah is a senior interpreter at Conner Prairie Living History Museum and has been learning and educating there since 2012.  A teacher at heart, her teaching experience spans from wheel-thrown pottery, silversmithing, open-fire cooking & baking and most recently yoga.  Her objective is to live with intention, unyielded self-acceptance and optimism to contribute to the growth of a community full of light-hearted beings who unabashedly share their passions with the world. 

    Inamorata & the Floating Citywill be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of November.

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

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    Local artist Debra Gindhart will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with an assemblage art series "Puritan Pilgrims" and "Native American Indian Genocide.” Adding several new pieces of art to her current collection, "Columbus.” All pieces reflecting history in altered art, vibrant colors, and mixed media.

    Debra has also created a beautiful Green Glam Studio jewelry earring collection using native beads and natural stones. They are Debra's maker homage to Native American Indian bead works and artisans celebrating history. 

    Join Debra in her GindhART at Madjax studio/gallery for November's First Thursday second floor Madjax Muncie. Enjoy light refreshments and meet the artist from 5-8pm.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open an exhibition of new paintings by artist Genny Gordy, Thursday November 7, 5 – 8 pm.    The artist is beloved as a painter and art educator, remembered by many as an art teacher at Burris and the co-owner of Gordy Fine Art and Framing from 1989 – 2015.  Throughout the evening, she will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. At 6:15 she will speak briefly about her work.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. 

    Ms. Gordy’s new paintings are small often referring to the chaos and creative energy of motherhood and mother earth.  Seed pods, stardust, sexual desire, and bleary-eyed motherly sleeplessness all occupy equal space expressing fertility and the persistence of life.  In her images, women wear the sun’s rays like a tiara equating their life-giving energy.   She works at a very fast pace with good humor and an uncanny instinct for organizing complex compositions.  “Genny confines her art to anything that happens in the universe,” says Carl Schafer.  “Like tiny universes, her pictures seem like accidents, but in fact they are highly ordered and the result of her wonderfully sophisticated sense of design.”

    The exhibition will remain on view with works for sale throughout the month of November.  Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists, provides appraisals, 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.

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson
    The Guardian Brewing Company will be showing new paintings by Tom Stader for First Thursday in November.

    Let There Be Art
    812 W. White River Blvd.
    Let There Be Art invites you to visit and experience Open Studio! Enjoy light refreshments while viewing our studio gallery. Our gallery is comprised of inspiring work created by our very own talented art instructors. New art is added every month! Come create a masterpiece of your own! First Thursday Special 20% off! Open Studio is every Thursday, 12-8pm. Come have fun, we'll clean up!

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    The Muncie Makers Market is happy to be a part of Muncie’s First Thursday community events, thanks to a kind invitation to take over the sidewalks in front of the Muncie Map Co. and Fur in Focus Pet Portraits at 111 East Adams Street in Downtown Muncie. We are open for First Thursday from 5-8p every month. 

    The Muncie Makers Market is open rain or shine. Our rain location for our First Thursday Markets will be inside of Madjax on the corner of Madison and Jackson.

    First Thursday is a popular local tradition, going many years back, where all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout all of Downtown Muncie. The Muncie Makers Market is a farmers market with fresh homemade food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, beautiful art, and handmade crafts of all kinds. Come enjoy the evening with us! 

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Ana de Brea and CAP faculty/ students: “TAKING PART IN,” 5-8 pm. How should (design) professionals work and operate in the contrasting, social circumstances, and economies the today’s world presents us? How do we (designers) understand those contemporary aspects? Displayed as part of the November 7th ArtsWalk at Muncie Makes Lab, “Taking Part In” is a building block of a bigger research undertaking into play and imagination, interactions and experiments as well as strategic narratives investigating meanings of “leftovers” through a series of ephemeral assemblies shaped with domestic remnants by an interdisciplinary group of exhibitors.

    Stretching, folding, pleating, compressing, among other actions become the components of the design vocabulary and, essentially, the creative parts of the making of the structures that would allow the visitors to draw sound or to storage images in addition to interact with others in the same space and in a real time.

    Research Project. No Labels / Design is a Tool of Action / Architecture is a Verb is a broad and effervescent speculative reservoir designated to undertake ventures related to modern reflections and contemporary works of spatial and cultural matters. The comprehension of envisaging the design discipline (architecture included) as a vigorous energy intends to spotlight the value of ‘construction’ -the tangible and/or the intellectual. That vigorous energy looks for projects like processes of thinking and making as well as it questions how those processes work in the global scenario of today.

    Exhibitors:
    Jesse Lindenfeld (Arch)
    Barbara Willey (Arch)
    Alex Juliano (Arch)
    Claire Thurlow (LA)
    Dylan Frutchey (Arch)
    Stephanie Gates (LA)
    Grace DeBaum (LA)
    Patrick Hoover (Arch)
    Lydia Rang (Arch)
    Sofia Gallo (Arch)
    Drayson Nespo (LA)
    Ana de Brea professor of architecture
    Advisor: prof. Richard Tursky

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main
    “Field Guides”: An Exhibition by PlySpace Fellow Dana Lynn: “Field Guides” is a playful and boisterous exhibition exploring the artist’s belief in spirit guides. Spirit guides are believed to be supernatural beings that provide support, guidance and love when we need it most. Harper says, "this abstract idea is translated into layers of texture, pattern and color. Utilizing textiles, paper and plastics; aspects of personality, aura, consciousness and spirit are made visible. Each being borrows the form of celebratory objects, like piñatas, paper lanterns and pom poms. These playful forms are combined with ornamentation inspired by the growth of plants and flowers. Materials are dismantled and reconfigured into layers of a new imagined being, a soul without the body. Through this interpretation, the immaterial is made tangible.” 5-8 pm.

    More info is available at www.plyspace.org/events
    Or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/946019965768307/

    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!

  • The Muncie Makers Market at First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Corner of Walnut & Adams Streets In front of Toys Forever & the Muncie Map Co.

    You can find the Muncie Makers Market on First Thursdays from 5-8p on the corner of Walnut and Adams Streets in Downtown Muncie! Fresh homemade food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, fresh and dried herbs, live plants, beautiful art, and handmade crafts of all kinds at the Muncie Makers Market! 

    Shop LOCAL and watch for our markets year-round throughout Muncie! Please JOIN us on Facebook and Instagram, and please SHARE this post:   

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Oct 4, 2019

Friday

Oct 3, 2019

Thursday