Past Events with Tag: Exhibitions

6 upcoming events with this tag

Oct 30, 2009

Friday

Dec 3, 2009

Thursday

Dec 10, 2009

Thursday

Dec 13, 2009

Sunday

Dec 17, 2009

Thursday

Feb 2, 2010

Tuesday

Apr 28, 2010

Wednesday

Apr 29, 2010

Thursday

Apr 30, 2010

Friday

May 5, 2010

Wednesday

  • Poetics of Shelter, opening reception 4:30pm to 6:30pm @ Habitat for Humanity Home Discount Center 2620 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

    You are invited to an opening reception for 'Poetics of Shelter', on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. The reception will be held at the Habitat for Humanity Home Discount Center from 4:30-6:30 pm.

    'Poetics of Shelter' is an immersive learning opportunity involving Ball State graduate art seminar students Jake Baxter, Gary Birk, Jon Bryson, Zach Craw, Sarah Jones, Ann Lang, Beth Roop, Jimmy Ryan, Judy Wand and directed by instructor Anita Powell. The seminar partnered with Habitat for Humanity Home Discount Store of Muncie for materials and with individuals who are not of the Visual Arts area to develop a piece that dealt with 'Home' or 'Shelter'. As part of the project development each student read The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard and integrated ideas and/or concepts presented in the reading into a final piece. The culmination of the seminar will be an exhibition at the Home Discount Store. The show opens on May 5 and will run until June 4, 2010 during store hours. Habitat for Humanity Home Discount Center is located at 2620 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Muncie.

Sep 2, 2010

Thursday

Sep 16, 2010

Thursday

Oct 7, 2010

Thursday

  • ArtsWalk 2010 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 3, 2010

Friday

Jan 6, 2011

Thursday

  • First Thursday Gallery Walk 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown

    MuncieDowntown.com writes...

    Celebrate the arts in Downtown Muncie every First Thursday! Meet your friends downtown for the monthly art walk, scheduled this month for January 6, from 5 to 8 pm.

    First Thursday gallery walk is a monthly event. All the downtown art galleries simultaneously launch their monthly exhibits with extended hours on the first Thursday evenings of every month. Stroll the streets, meet the artists, enjoy live music and find free refreshments at nearly every stop.

    Most of our specialty shops downtown keep extended hours during First Thursday, and all our restaurants and pubs will be open late and ready to serve you. So grab your friends, head downtown, and join the hundreds celebrating local arts and culture in Muncie's historic downtown district!

    Downtown is part of an arts and cultural district, recognized in 2009 by the City of Muncie. A committee of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council is currently seeking state designation for the district. The group is also pursuing the development of a Cultural Trail, similar to the one currently being developed in Indianapolis, that ties the districts together via the Cardinal Greenway. Read more about the Downtown Muncie Arts District...

    For more information about Downtown Muncie, or for First Thursday event and exhibit information, visit www.munciedowntown.com.

Feb 10, 2011

Thursday

Mar 3, 2011

Thursday

  • First Thursday Gallery Walk 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown

    MuncieDowntown.com writes...

    Celebrate the arts in Downtown Muncie every First Thursday! Meet your friends downtown for the monthly art walk, scheduled this month for January 6, from 5 to 8 pm.

    First Thursday gallery walk is a monthly event. All the downtown art galleries simultaneously launch their monthly exhibits with extended hours on the first Thursday evenings of every month. Stroll the streets, meet the artists, enjoy live music and find free refreshments at nearly every stop.

    Most of our specialty shops downtown keep extended hours during First Thursday, and all our restaurants and pubs will be open late and ready to serve you. So grab your friends, head downtown, and join the hundreds celebrating local arts and culture in Muncie's historic downtown district!

    Downtown is part of an arts and cultural district, recognized in 2009 by the City of Muncie. A committee of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council is currently seeking state designation for the district. The group is also pursuing the development of a Cultural Trail, similar to the one currently being developed in Indianapolis, that ties the districts together via the Cardinal Greenway. Read more about the Downtown Muncie Arts District...

    For more information about Downtown Muncie, or for First Thursday event and exhibit information, visit www.munciedowntown.com.

Oct 6, 2011

Thursday

  • ArtsWalk 12pm to 12:42pm @ The Artist Within 313 S. Walnut

    2011 ArtsWalk at the Artist Within, 313 S. Walnut St .

    October's featured artist: Meghan Zick

    Meghan is a graduate of Ball State University and is currently teaching Art at Yorktown Middle School .  Immediately following her graduation, she taught Art at Wilson Middle School .  She enjoys sharing her passion for art with her students and also encourages young artists through the school's Art Club.

    "Painted Quilts: stitching together two passions" combines her passion for watercolors with her love and memories of quilting with her grandmother.

    Thursday October 6th ArtsWalk an artists opening reception will be held from 5-9pm for Meghan Zick and Ball State Architecture ARCH 301 Design students who have an exhibit in the upstairs gallery, "House in My Head".

     Live music will be provided by Bryce Taylor and light refreshments will be served.  BSU ceramics students will be conducting potter's wheel throwing demonstrations in front of the Artist Within.

    Several local artists will have work on display and for sale: Artist Within Member Artists,

    Beyond I Can, Green Glam and Stuff from the Bunker will have work at the Artist Within.

    YART and other local artists will be selling their artwork in the parking lot adjacent to the studio.


Nov 8, 2011

Tuesday

Jan 5, 2012

Thursday

Feb 2, 2012

Thursday

Mar 1, 2012

Thursday

  • Time Spent, Time Wasted - Opening Reception 7pm to 9pm @ Savage's Ale House 127 E High St. Muncie, IN

    Savage’s Ale House is proud to announce a new works exhibit by emerging local artist, Andrew Hinck. His abstract paintings will be on display during the month of March 2012, with an opening reception Thursday, March 1st, which coincides with downtown Muncie’s First Thursday event.

    A recent Ball State University grad, Hinck has been adamant about continuing to produce work after completing his undergraduate painting degree. Confidence gained by a collections list that includes BSU Housing and Residence has supported his enthusiasm for attempting to artfully engage the Muncie community. The Historic Rose Court Building hosted his first post grad solo show in December, 2011. About March’s show, the artist cited Savage’s as “a great venue to expose young Muncie residents to honest work from local artists.” The bar is happy with that role, boasting, “Showing at Savage’s is such a casual thing. We try to choose artists that are actually customers so that we can be proud of what we show.” Works to be displayed explore themes of choice and opportunity cost through unique manipulation of building materials.

    A reception for the artist will be held First Thursday, March 1st, 2012, from 7 to 9 PM at the downtown bar. The public is encouraged to attend and continue their First Thursday experience beyond normal gallery opening hours, as Savage’s is opening until 3 AM. The exhibit can be viewed through April 3rd, 2012 Monday through Saturday 3 PM – 3 AM, and Sunday 3 PM – 1 AM.

Apr 5, 2012

Thursday

Apr 20, 2012

Friday

  • Come Together Arts & Music Fest 12pm to 12:42pm @ The Water Bowl 6811 N. State Rd. 3
    Cost: Free to $45 (see description)

    The first festival of the year, every year, is a coming together of everyone to see people they haven’t seen, go to a favorite spot, hang out, dance, party, spin, hula, camp-out, swim, dream, meet new people, see things, LEARN new things & get ready for the rest of the festie season.

    This year we are putting together a plethora of different genres, artists & spinners of all shapes & sizes and are bringing them here for you. We have gotten together with other people that make things happen & are combining our forces to bring you an arts & music festival that will live on as the season opener of the Midwest. This is going to be so much fun!

    Tickets:
    Weekend Admission & Vending go on sale on Feb 1st.
    http://skyysburning.inticketing.com/events/

    Weekend Prices:
    Children 12 & under will be free as always
    Early Bird sales (Feb 1st - Feb 14th) $25.00
    Pre-Sales (Feb 15th - April 19th) $35.00
    Day of Event $45.00

    Day Passes:
    Friday $25.00
    Saturday $35.00
    (this is a special deal we are going to continue to try out as long as everyone cooperates. lol. regardless of the time you come in, Day Pass Holders are expected to packed up and leaving the grounds by noon the following day. no exceptions. parking will be by the concession.)

    3 band stages featuring jam, blues, rock, reggae, bluegrass, electro funk, alternative, electronic, acoustic, and dance, sponsored by Skyy's Burning Pro.
    Bands:
    Arpetrio; Aliver Hall; Brian Fortner; Boogie Matrix; Blue Caboose; Cathy Morris; Covert; Coy-Koi; Crawpuppies; Dell Zell; Dixon's Violin; Dusk till Dawn; Electric Jug Band; Elemental Groove Theory; Embryonic Fluid; Entropy; Fresh Hops; Flatland Harmony Experiment; Hayden Calling; Howard Lewis Lovins; Josh Hann; Kaleidoscope Jukebox; Lounge Sound System; Magnetic; Midwest State of Mind; Mikial Robertson; Modern Motion; New Findland Radicals; Pharaoh Loosey; Phoenix On The Fault Line; Pinn Panelle; Rich Hardesty Band; Scales; Shadyside Allstars; Skeetones; Solumun Grundy; The Blak Notes; The Plan; The Worlds Slowest Come Back; Traveling Broke & Out of Gas; Pressed In Black; Venice Gas House Trolley; Vertigo Jazz Project; When, If Not; Whip Cream Wars; Will Woodrow Project

    2 EDM stages featuring dubstep, drum n base, electro, breaks, trance, house, techno, hard style, and jungle, sponsored by Phd Pro

    Friday DJs:

    Saturday DJs:

    GoGo Antics by the Envy GoGo Girls
    The ENVY GOGO GIRLS or the "ENVIES" are not just GoGo Dancers, they are dedicated Stage Performers! Adorning the stages of Events featuring Artists from local favorites to Globally reknowned DJ's, the ENVIES guarantee a lip-smacking, head turning, show stopping, smokin' hot presentation, with an impact so FIERCE we make jaws drop like a sick bassline... cause we're mutha fuckin' BASS QUEENS!
    Feeding you HiGh OcTaNe ViSuAL DiStOrTiOn

    Electro Kittenz
    These lovely girls started out their adventure as EDM performers in June 2010 working underground at a small parties in Indianapolis. Now they want to take their passion and share their crazy wacky fun with all the other music lovers out there! This team feels the bass in their bodies (and their booties ;D) to keep the audience hyped! Electro Kittenz are out to tingle your senses! Electro Kittenz aren't just there to look good, but they'll enhance the visual dramatization of your stage! They're not just dancers, they're performers and entertainers.

    Workshops:

    • NORML presents: “different aspects of this weekend, the start of the 4/20 legend & more”
    • Environmental Workshops by Terry Kok.
    • Occupy Art Indy
    • Yoga- Alli & Darcy(aid)
    • Intermediate Poi- Elliott & Parker
    • Chakara Hoop- Darcy & Franki(aid)
    • Rope Dart-Grant
    • Double Staff-Elliott & Jessica(aid)
    • Puppyhammer-Harley
    • Juggling- Teo
    • Begging Poi- Vago & Teo
    • Fire Safety-Grant & Vago
    • Devil Stick- Cody & Darcy
    • Partner Poi- Cody, Darcy, Vago, & Jessica
    • Beginner Hoop- (either lynn, lindsey, or jessica)
    • Mini Hoops-(either lynn or jessica)
    • HoopDance-Lindsey
    • Basic Poi Geometry- Parker & Vago
    • Glove Lights- The Colors
    • Belly Dancing – Zhenna
    • Fire Safety Class
      Festival goers please note, this is a mandatory class you must take Fri or Sat night at 8pm to burn any toy at the Water Bowl. (We have the discretion to stop those not being safe or who are not ready at any time. This we do for your safety as well as our own. Thank you for understanding.)
    • Available Friday (6pm to 8pm) and Saturday (noon to 2pm and 6pm to 8pm)
      • Kandi Making
      • Hemp Knotting Workshop
      • Tie Dye Workshop

    Outdoor Art Gallery:
    As we love to do, we are having an outdoor art gallery. Voir Art de Fletcher will be sponsoring this years’ gallery. We will be showcasing artists from all over the midwest and several of our own local talents will be there! So come, listen, see, feel, touch & check out what our midwest artists have to offer!

    Festival/Venue Décor:
    Decor around the campgrounds will be done by Neural Patterns, Rays of Gnarly Sunshine, Angie Nauman Art and a handful of other local Midwest artists.

    Kid Korner:
    Activities for children of all ages are being organized & planned for this event. Activities will go on throughout the entire weekend for 3 hour periods of time. Those times will be posted closer to the event date.

    Life-Size Games:
    We have put together a small collection of games that can be played by yourself or a group of people just about anywhere. The fun thing about these games is that they are life size. So make sure to bring tennis shoes and be ready to get dirty with the rest of us!

    Media:
    Promotional artwork by Joy Hernandez
    Photography by Life of the Party Entertainment  and Lorie Parker Wade

    Stage Management:
    Groovy Stage – Sound by The Water Bowl, visuals by Asylum Productions, and décor by Neural Patterns
    Righteous Stage – Sound by Phd Pro
    Far Out Stage – Sound by Ty Steigmeyer Sound and visuals by Freakie Beatz
    Phd Pro Stage - Lights by Asylum Productions, and visuals by Jumbie Art

    Vendors:
    2 Bears Café; Bear Wear; Cave Baby Smokers; EVOlution Evident; Freakie Beats; Happy Earth Holistics; Illuminaughty Glow; Indyhoopers.com; Kaleidoscope Eyes; Kind Suds; Makeshift Clothing; MamaSun Gifts; Mama's Weiner Wagon; Matt's Doghouse; Mista Freshy; Northern Lights; Ragin Cajun Kitchen ; Rainbotique; Sew Knotty; Solspiration

    Sponsors/Supported by:
    Dance Safe; Freakie Beat Visuals; Funk You, Inc.; Hidden Relic; High Deff Productions; Hippie Home Town Bakery; Kaleidescope Eyes; Kind Suds; Indiana Norml; IndyHoopers; Janky, Inc; Miss Hailyn Hoops; Neural Patterns; Norml; Sativa Pro; The Hippie Seed; Unknown Pro; Vevo Productions
    For sponsorship info pls email mskyy@skyysburning.com

Apr 21, 2012

Saturday

  • Come Together Arts & Music Fest 12am to 12:42pm @ The Water Bowl 6811 N. State Rd. 3
    Cost: Free to $45 (see description)

    The first festival of the year, every year, is a coming together of everyone to see people they haven’t seen, go to a favorite spot, hang out, dance, party, spin, hula, camp-out, swim, dream, meet new people, see things, LEARN new things & get ready for the rest of the festie season.

    This year we are putting together a plethora of different genres, artists & spinners of all shapes & sizes and are bringing them here for you. We have gotten together with other people that make things happen & are combining our forces to bring you an arts & music festival that will live on as the season opener of the Midwest. This is going to be so much fun!

    Tickets:
    Weekend Admission & Vending go on sale on Feb 1st.
    http://skyysburning.inticketing.com/events/

    Weekend Prices:
    Children 12 & under will be free as always
    Early Bird sales (Feb 1st - Feb 14th) $25.00
    Pre-Sales (Feb 15th - April 19th) $35.00
    Day of Event $45.00

    Day Passes:
    Friday $25.00
    Saturday $35.00
    (this is a special deal we are going to continue to try out as long as everyone cooperates. lol. regardless of the time you come in, Day Pass Holders are expected to packed up and leaving the grounds by noon the following day. no exceptions. parking will be by the concession.)

    3 band stages featuring jam, blues, rock, reggae, bluegrass, electro funk, alternative, electronic, acoustic, and dance, sponsored by Skyy's Burning Pro.
    Bands:
    Arpetrio; Aliver Hall; Brian Fortner; Boogie Matrix; Blue Caboose; Cathy Morris; Covert; Coy-Koi; Crawpuppies; Dell Zell; Dixon's Violin; Dusk till Dawn; Electric Jug Band; Elemental Groove Theory; Embryonic Fluid; Entropy; Fresh Hops; Flatland Harmony Experiment; Hayden Calling; Howard Lewis Lovins; Josh Hann; Kaleidoscope Jukebox; Lounge Sound System; Magnetic; Midwest State of Mind; Mikial Robertson; Modern Motion; New Findland Radicals; Pharaoh Loosey; Phoenix On The Fault Line; Pinn Panelle; Rich Hardesty Band; Scales; Shadyside Allstars; Skeetones; Solumun Grundy; The Blak Notes; The Plan; The Worlds Slowest Come Back; Traveling Broke & Out of Gas; Pressed In Black; Venice Gas House Trolley; Vertigo Jazz Project; When, If Not; Whip Cream Wars; Will Woodrow Project

    2 EDM stages featuring dubstep, drum n base, electro, breaks, trance, house, techno, hard style, and jungle, sponsored by Phd Pro

    Friday DJs:

    Saturday DJs:

    GoGo Antics by the Envy GoGo Girls
    The ENVY GOGO GIRLS or the "ENVIES" are not just GoGo Dancers, they are dedicated Stage Performers! Adorning the stages of Events featuring Artists from local favorites to Globally reknowned DJ's, the ENVIES guarantee a lip-smacking, head turning, show stopping, smokin' hot presentation, with an impact so FIERCE we make jaws drop like a sick bassline... cause we're mutha fuckin' BASS QUEENS!
    Feeding you HiGh OcTaNe ViSuAL DiStOrTiOn

    Electro Kittenz
    These lovely girls started out their adventure as EDM performers in June 2010 working underground at a small parties in Indianapolis. Now they want to take their passion and share their crazy wacky fun with all the other music lovers out there! This team feels the bass in their bodies (and their booties ;D) to keep the audience hyped! Electro Kittenz are out to tingle your senses! Electro Kittenz aren't just there to look good, but they'll enhance the visual dramatization of your stage! They're not just dancers, they're performers and entertainers.

    Workshops:

    • NORML presents: “different aspects of this weekend, the start of the 4/20 legend & more”
    • Environmental Workshops by Terry Kok.
    • Occupy Art Indy
    • Yoga- Alli & Darcy(aid)
    • Intermediate Poi- Elliott & Parker
    • Chakara Hoop- Darcy & Franki(aid)
    • Rope Dart-Grant
    • Double Staff-Elliott & Jessica(aid)
    • Puppyhammer-Harley
    • Juggling- Teo
    • Begging Poi- Vago & Teo
    • Fire Safety-Grant & Vago
    • Devil Stick- Cody & Darcy
    • Partner Poi- Cody, Darcy, Vago, & Jessica
    • Beginner Hoop- (either lynn, lindsey, or jessica)
    • Mini Hoops-(either lynn or jessica)
    • HoopDance-Lindsey
    • Basic Poi Geometry- Parker & Vago
    • Glove Lights- The Colors
    • Belly Dancing – Zhenna
    • Fire Safety Class
      Festival goers please note, this is a mandatory class you must take Fri or Sat night at 8pm to burn any toy at the Water Bowl. (We have the discretion to stop those not being safe or who are not ready at any time. This we do for your safety as well as our own. Thank you for understanding.)
    • Available Friday (6pm to 8pm) and Saturday (noon to 2pm and 6pm to 8pm)
      • Kandi Making
      • Hemp Knotting Workshop
      • Tie Dye Workshop

    Outdoor Art Gallery:
    As we love to do, we are having an outdoor art gallery. Voir Art de Fletcher will be sponsoring this years’ gallery. We will be showcasing artists from all over the midwest and several of our own local talents will be there! So come, listen, see, feel, touch & check out what our midwest artists have to offer!

    Festival/Venue Décor:
    Decor around the campgrounds will be done by Neural Patterns, Rays of Gnarly Sunshine, Angie Nauman Art and a handful of other local Midwest artists.

    Kid Korner:
    Activities for children of all ages are being organized & planned for this event. Activities will go on throughout the entire weekend for 3 hour periods of time. Those times will be posted closer to the event date.

    Life-Size Games:
    We have put together a small collection of games that can be played by yourself or a group of people just about anywhere. The fun thing about these games is that they are life size. So make sure to bring tennis shoes and be ready to get dirty with the rest of us!

    Media:
    Promotional artwork by Joy Hernandez
    Photography by Life of the Party Entertainment  and Lorie Parker Wade

    Stage Management:
    Groovy Stage – Sound by The Water Bowl, visuals by Asylum Productions, and décor by Neural Patterns
    Righteous Stage – Sound by Phd Pro
    Far Out Stage – Sound by Ty Steigmeyer Sound and visuals by Freakie Beatz
    Phd Pro Stage - Lights by Asylum Productions, and visuals by Jumbie Art

    Vendors:
    2 Bears Café; Bear Wear; Cave Baby Smokers; EVOlution Evident; Freakie Beats; Happy Earth Holistics; Illuminaughty Glow; Indyhoopers.com; Kaleidoscope Eyes; Kind Suds; Makeshift Clothing; MamaSun Gifts; Mama's Weiner Wagon; Matt's Doghouse; Mista Freshy; Northern Lights; Ragin Cajun Kitchen ; Rainbotique; Sew Knotty; Solspiration

    Sponsors/Supported by:
    Dance Safe; Freakie Beat Visuals; Funk You, Inc.; Hidden Relic; High Deff Productions; Hippie Home Town Bakery; Kaleidescope Eyes; Kind Suds; Indiana Norml; IndyHoopers; Janky, Inc; Miss Hailyn Hoops; Neural Patterns; Norml; Sativa Pro; The Hippie Seed; Unknown Pro; Vevo Productions
    For sponsorship info pls email mskyy@skyysburning.com

Apr 22, 2012

Sunday

  • Come Together Arts & Music Fest 12am to 6pm @ The Water Bowl 6811 N. State Rd. 3
    Cost: Free to $45 (see description)

    The first festival of the year, every year, is a coming together of everyone to see people they haven’t seen, go to a favorite spot, hang out, dance, party, spin, hula, camp-out, swim, dream, meet new people, see things, LEARN new things & get ready for the rest of the festie season.

    This year we are putting together a plethora of different genres, artists & spinners of all shapes & sizes and are bringing them here for you. We have gotten together with other people that make things happen & are combining our forces to bring you an arts & music festival that will live on as the season opener of the Midwest. This is going to be so much fun!

    Tickets:
    Weekend Admission & Vending go on sale on Feb 1st.
    http://skyysburning.inticketing.com/events/

    Weekend Prices:
    Children 12 & under will be free as always
    Early Bird sales (Feb 1st - Feb 14th) $25.00
    Pre-Sales (Feb 15th - April 19th) $35.00
    Day of Event $45.00

    Day Passes:
    Friday $25.00
    Saturday $35.00
    (this is a special deal we are going to continue to try out as long as everyone cooperates. lol. regardless of the time you come in, Day Pass Holders are expected to packed up and leaving the grounds by noon the following day. no exceptions. parking will be by the concession.)

    3 band stages featuring jam, blues, rock, reggae, bluegrass, electro funk, alternative, electronic, acoustic, and dance, sponsored by Skyy's Burning Pro.
    Bands:
    Arpetrio; Aliver Hall; Brian Fortner; Boogie Matrix; Blue Caboose; Cathy Morris; Covert; Coy-Koi; Crawpuppies; Dell Zell; Dixon's Violin; Dusk till Dawn; Electric Jug Band; Elemental Groove Theory; Embryonic Fluid; Entropy; Fresh Hops; Flatland Harmony Experiment; Hayden Calling; Howard Lewis Lovins; Josh Hann; Kaleidoscope Jukebox; Lounge Sound System; Magnetic; Midwest State of Mind; Mikial Robertson; Modern Motion; New Findland Radicals; Pharaoh Loosey; Phoenix On The Fault Line; Pinn Panelle; Rich Hardesty Band; Scales; Shadyside Allstars; Skeetones; Solumun Grundy; The Blak Notes; The Plan; The Worlds Slowest Come Back; Traveling Broke & Out of Gas; Pressed In Black; Venice Gas House Trolley; Vertigo Jazz Project; When, If Not; Whip Cream Wars; Will Woodrow Project

    2 EDM stages featuring dubstep, drum n base, electro, breaks, trance, house, techno, hard style, and jungle, sponsored by Phd Pro

    Friday DJs:

    Saturday DJs:

    GoGo Antics by the Envy GoGo Girls
    The ENVY GOGO GIRLS or the "ENVIES" are not just GoGo Dancers, they are dedicated Stage Performers! Adorning the stages of Events featuring Artists from local favorites to Globally reknowned DJ's, the ENVIES guarantee a lip-smacking, head turning, show stopping, smokin' hot presentation, with an impact so FIERCE we make jaws drop like a sick bassline... cause we're mutha fuckin' BASS QUEENS!
    Feeding you HiGh OcTaNe ViSuAL DiStOrTiOn

    Electro Kittenz
    These lovely girls started out their adventure as EDM performers in June 2010 working underground at a small parties in Indianapolis. Now they want to take their passion and share their crazy wacky fun with all the other music lovers out there! This team feels the bass in their bodies (and their booties ;D) to keep the audience hyped! Electro Kittenz are out to tingle your senses! Electro Kittenz aren't just there to look good, but they'll enhance the visual dramatization of your stage! They're not just dancers, they're performers and entertainers.

    Workshops:

    • NORML presents: “different aspects of this weekend, the start of the 4/20 legend & more”
    • Environmental Workshops by Terry Kok.
    • Occupy Art Indy
    • Yoga- Alli & Darcy(aid)
    • Intermediate Poi- Elliott & Parker
    • Chakara Hoop- Darcy & Franki(aid)
    • Rope Dart-Grant
    • Double Staff-Elliott & Jessica(aid)
    • Puppyhammer-Harley
    • Juggling- Teo
    • Begging Poi- Vago & Teo
    • Fire Safety-Grant & Vago
    • Devil Stick- Cody & Darcy
    • Partner Poi- Cody, Darcy, Vago, & Jessica
    • Beginner Hoop- (either lynn, lindsey, or jessica)
    • Mini Hoops-(either lynn or jessica)
    • HoopDance-Lindsey
    • Basic Poi Geometry- Parker & Vago
    • Glove Lights- The Colors
    • Belly Dancing – Zhenna
    • Fire Safety Class
      Festival goers please note, this is a mandatory class you must take Fri or Sat night at 8pm to burn any toy at the Water Bowl. (We have the discretion to stop those not being safe or who are not ready at any time. This we do for your safety as well as our own. Thank you for understanding.)
    • Available Friday (6pm to 8pm) and Saturday (noon to 2pm and 6pm to 8pm)
      • Kandi Making
      • Hemp Knotting Workshop
      • Tie Dye Workshop

    Outdoor Art Gallery:
    As we love to do, we are having an outdoor art gallery. Voir Art de Fletcher will be sponsoring this years’ gallery. We will be showcasing artists from all over the midwest and several of our own local talents will be there! So come, listen, see, feel, touch & check out what our midwest artists have to offer!

    Festival/Venue Décor:
    Decor around the campgrounds will be done by Neural Patterns, Rays of Gnarly Sunshine, Angie Nauman Art and a handful of other local Midwest artists.

    Kid Korner:
    Activities for children of all ages are being organized & planned for this event. Activities will go on throughout the entire weekend for 3 hour periods of time. Those times will be posted closer to the event date.

    Life-Size Games:
    We have put together a small collection of games that can be played by yourself or a group of people just about anywhere. The fun thing about these games is that they are life size. So make sure to bring tennis shoes and be ready to get dirty with the rest of us!

    Media:
    Promotional artwork by Joy Hernandez
    Photography by Life of the Party Entertainment  and Lorie Parker Wade

    Stage Management:
    Groovy Stage – Sound by The Water Bowl, visuals by Asylum Productions, and décor by Neural Patterns
    Righteous Stage – Sound by Phd Pro
    Far Out Stage – Sound by Ty Steigmeyer Sound and visuals by Freakie Beatz
    Phd Pro Stage - Lights by Asylum Productions, and visuals by Jumbie Art

    Vendors:
    2 Bears Café; Bear Wear; Cave Baby Smokers; EVOlution Evident; Freakie Beats; Happy Earth Holistics; Illuminaughty Glow; Indyhoopers.com; Kaleidoscope Eyes; Kind Suds; Makeshift Clothing; MamaSun Gifts; Mama's Weiner Wagon; Matt's Doghouse; Mista Freshy; Northern Lights; Ragin Cajun Kitchen ; Rainbotique; Sew Knotty; Solspiration

    Sponsors/Supported by:
    Dance Safe; Freakie Beat Visuals; Funk You, Inc.; Hidden Relic; High Deff Productions; Hippie Home Town Bakery; Kaleidescope Eyes; Kind Suds; Indiana Norml; IndyHoopers; Janky, Inc; Miss Hailyn Hoops; Neural Patterns; Norml; Sativa Pro; The Hippie Seed; Unknown Pro; Vevo Productions
    For sponsorship info pls email mskyy@skyysburning.com

May 3, 2012

Thursday

  • First Thursday Opening: 'De la MER et le CIEL - Of SEA & SKY' + 'The New Zealand Collection' 5pm to 8pm @ Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company 224 E. Main St. Muncie, IN

    Artists through the ages have traveled to far-away places for inspiration and new views of the world. The two artists featured for the May exhibit at Gordy Fine Art will offer their individual views of France and New Zealand for Muncie gallery guests.

    Suzanne Lambert paints large, lush canvases of color and feeling. "De la MER et le CIEL - Of SEA & SKY" features swirls and dabs that dance together, then apart, with special sensitivity to light and rhythm.  In the painting “2 Shores 2 Souls,” one almost feels the golden light on each “shore,” with the central swirling sea of cold blue that divides them. Offers the painter, “I was inspired by a quote from Khalil Gibran, ”Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” Lambert maintains studios in Ohio and France, and makes regular visits to her family in Muncie.

    Jan McCune, recently retired art teacher, just returned from a 21 day trip through New Zealand. The prolific artist produces one-of-a-kind pendants in silver and copper, adding etched textures and interesting, sometimes rare, stones.  This exhibit will feature 21 new pendants inspired by the trip, including Maori motifs, such as carvings, tattoos, the spiral and fish hooks. Stones include amber and jade, which the artist learned to carve during her visit. Titled, “The New Zealand Collection,” each pendant may be viewed as a small format work of wearable art.

    A reception for the artists will be held First Thursday, May 3rd , 2012, from 5 to 8 PM at the downtown gallery. The public is encouraged to attend, and light refreshments will be served. The other downtown galleries will also be hosting exhibits, and there is no charge to attend.

    Each of the artists will give a short talk during the event. McCune will speak and answer questions beginning at 6 PM, followed by Lambert at 6:30. 

Jun 7, 2012

Thursday

  • First Thursday Opening: Tom Spoerner with guest Chris Graham 5pm to 8pm @ Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company 224 E Main St.

    Tom Spoerner spent twelve years as the Chair of the Ball State Art Department, where he encouraged scores of students in their artistic pursuits. He was active in art education work at both state and national levels and the recipient of numerous honors, including the Art Education Association of Indiana Distinguished Fellow award. He retired from academic life in 2002.

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

    Working in both painting and photography, the professor has exhibited in national, regional and local exhibitions; however, this will be his first show in 34 years, which he titled, “Back to the Old School: Painting Again after a 34 Year Hiatus.” Brian and Genny Gordy were students of Spoerner as they pursued Masters Degrees in the early 1980’s.

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

    A reception for the artists will be held First Thursday, June 7th, 2012, from 5 to 8 PM at the downtown gallery. The public is encouraged to attend, and light refreshments will be served. Spoerner will speak about his work at 6 PM. There is no charge to attend.

    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 www.gordyframing.com

  • First Thursday at The Artist Within featuring paintings by Brett Volpp 5pm to 8pm @ The Artist Within 313 S. Walnut

    "Free Range" an exhibit of acrylic and mixed media paintings by Brett Volpp will be the featured show through the month of June. Brett grew up in Muncie, attended Delta HS and received his BFA in Painting from Indiana University.  His work can be seen in various galleries in the Nashville, IN area.  This is his first exhibit in Muncie and we hope you can come meet him on First Thursday June 7th from 5-8pm

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Apr 4, 2013

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  • First Thursday 5pm to 12:42pm @ Downtown

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main

    Gallery 308 opens its Paperchaser 2013 exhibition with a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 4.  The 4th annual show is a juried art show featuring the artworks of contemporary artists working in paper-based media. 

    Paperchaser 2013 will be juried by noted artist and gallerist Mark Bercier. Mark lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana. He will be on hand to visit and talk with artists and visitors the night of the opening.

    Dave Franklin, Gallery 308 Board President, said, “More than $1,200 in cash awards will be announced at the Gallery opening on April 4 including the Best of Show winner. The Best of Show winner also receives a solo exhibition in 2014.” Local artist, Alfredo Marin Carle received Best of Show honors in 2012 for his self-portrait, “Introspection”. He along with Paperchaser first place winner Ryan Sparrow will have a show at Gallery 308 in October 2013. 

    Gallery visitors will have the chance to see more than 70 works-on-paper ranging from watercolor, to oils, to mixed media to 3-D. The exhibit will be on display through April 19.  The gallery’s new hours are Fridays 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free. 

    The exhibit is made possible by funding from Art Mart, Lyle Mannweiler Photography and Indiana Public Radio.

    Gallery 308, which provides space for local and regional artists with monthly “First Thursday” exhibits, is in its 13th year as a nonprofit art gallery.  For more information about Paperchaser 2013 opening, contact sherry@jackscamera.com.

    Located at 308 East Main Street, Gallery 308 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. Contributions to Gallery 308 are tax-deductible. To inquire about gallery hours, volunteer and donor opportunities, call 765-289-8575, or visit http://www.gallery308.org for information about upcoming exhibits.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main

    What is drawing? This is the question posed by Ball State Art Professor, Scott Anderson, to  fellow faculty members. Their responses – 15, in total – are the basis of this exhibit. Explains Anderson, “I believe the most elegant and thorough answer to the question is:  Drawing is the act of making marks – mark making with many different purposes and outcomes. From traditional approaches and mediums to newer investigations, drawing remains the primary tributary to any art practice.” He continues, “Drawing is still the most direct, unfiltered and honest means to record the world around you and to express yourself.”

    While all of the artists have independent styles of creating, and use a wide range of mediums, they all “consider drawing to be an integral, if not essential, component of their art practice.”

    Printmakers draw their images before printing them, painters typically draw before painting and potters and sculptors sketch out the details of their pieces before forming or building begins. This universal starting point for each art creation reveals that “drawing remains the primary tributary to any art practice,” as Anderson claims.

    Anderson will give a talk about the exhibit at 6 PM during the opening reception on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Many of the other artists will attend the opening, and include Kim Anderson, Hannah Barnes, Brent Cole, Kevin Duffy, Robert Flory, Barbara Giorgio, David Hannon, Heidi Jensen, David Johnson, Sarojini Johnson, Mike Prater, Mary Ann Rahe, Tom Riesing, and Mark Sawrie. Light refreshments will be served and the public may visit between 5 and 8 PM.

    On the other side of Gordy’s space, another exhibit will open in the “Nook.” Caitlin Lynch is a recent honors graduate of the BSU Art Department who uses a variety of materials ranging from drawing and painting to performance and installation. Her work “often utilizes invented narratives and simple symbols to tell autobiographical, highly personal stories.” Lynch currently works at Open Door Art Studio in Columbus, Ohio, as an Art Facilitator and at the Columbus Museum of Art. She will speak about her work at 6:30 PM. 

    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.

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    Sean Orlosky is an administrative assistant for a law office in downtown Muncie. In addition to doing freelance artwork, he also enjoys volunteering as an actor and voice-over artist for community theatre events in Muncie and Farmland, Indiana. Sean enjoys using bold color palettes and alternates between whimsical and dramatic subject matter in his artwork. He hopes that those seeing his exhibit of original works at the Rose Court see "something that makes them smile."

    Please join us for an evening with the artist.   In case you miss it, much of Sean's work will remain on display for the rest of the month of April in the central atrium of Rose Court.

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Feb 6, 2014

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  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Ages: 21+ in some locations
    Art by Holly Lay at The Heorot Art by Kelsey Selch at Rose Court Art by Sarah Fischer at Rose Court Art by Casey Parmerlee at The Fickle Peach Art by Becca Melbert at The Valhalla Room

    The Heorot (21+)
    219 S Walnut
    Adventitious Biography

    Holly Lay is a 2013 fine arts graduate of Ball State University where her focus was photography. Here are a few words from the artist about her exhibition, entitled "Adventitious Biography" at The Heorot:

    "The body of work I am displaying is a collection of pieces I have done throughout my entire artist career. It is in many ways a biography of what I have done, where I have come, and how far I am going. It is a collection of photography, mixed media, and painting. I have worked in many different media and want to display some of my favorite works from the past years and of recent. My most recent endeavor has been a collection of glitch photographs and video. I started this project with glitching some images of Marilyn Monroe I have obtained over time and scanned them to digital format. On the computer I then opened the image as a text document and inserted quotes by her, the end result was the images you see in this presentation. This was the beginning to my work with glitch. I also have included many photographs I have taken documenting my life and family life as well as digital manipulations of representations of things I collect or of myself. Another part of this show is the paintings I have done over a long period of time. Many being friends that I would dress up for a photo shoot and then paint them in the costume and extreme make up they were wearing. This show is a display of many different works from many different series I have or am still working on."

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    Rose Court
    125 E Charles
    Ball State School of Art Collection

    Rose Court is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings, paintings, and glass by student workers in the School of Art at Ball State University. Artists Adam Dick, Sarah Fischer, Alexa Litchfield, Megan Saylor, James Schwab, Kelsey Selch, and Claire Thomas will be displaying their work, coordinated by Assistant Professor Barbara Giorgio. Please join us in the Atrium at Rose Court from 5pm to 8pm Thursday, February 6th.

     

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E Charles
    Exercises in Space

    Casey Parmerlee writes about her exhibition: "I find very often in the art making process I correct myself over and over. Sometimes I correct multiple times in one painting, however most of the time corrections are most obviously seen over the course of several paintings. With each mark made comes a slew of questions ranging from examining what the next mark might be, where it might be in relation to the previous mark and in relation to where it falls on the canvas, what color, how thick or thin the paint might be, or if I need to paint over or move the previous mark. In making new work I am constantly trying to find solutions aesthetically to better articulate a message or an emotion to my viewer.

    "I have been very interested in spacial, geometric landscapes and over the past few years this has been some of my most popular work. Because of this I have really focused in on what I want the viewer to take away from my paintings.

    "I have chosen to refine my color pallet and work with non-traditional mediums on canvas such as charcoal, conte crayon, colored pencils, and using gesso as a medium instead of a ground and sizing as one might typically use it.

    "The overall look and feel of this work is more refined than my previous work of the same subject matter. This body of work tends to conjure feelings of grandness and sophistication with its rigid lines and frame work, but still feels organic and tied to nature. It is this balance of geometry with the organic that I find interesting."

     

    The Valhalla Room (21+)
    215 S Walnut
    Wo

    Becca Melbert is a senior at Ball State University studying drawing and planning to graduate in the spring with a fine arts degree. Here are a few words from Rebecca about her exhibition entitled 'Wo' at Valhalla: "As time goes on, I have become more aware of myself, where I fit in as I grow into a young adult. My work is about the areas of comfortable being and uncomfortable situations in their ties specifically with womanhood. My drawings explore this concept on an individual level. The drawings also deal with domesticity, youth, sexuality, and art history. Large format and gestural lines support the importance of process in my work. All though most the drawings are mixed media, charcoal is the foundation of all of each one. It is important to note that the women in my drawings are most frequently not real but are manifestations of myself as well as my imagination."

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Feb 7, 2014

Friday

  • Art of Injustice exhibition opening 6:30pm to 9pm @ The Cup 1608 W. University Ave

    The “Art of Injustice” antiwar art exhibit opens at The Cup in the Village on Friday, February 7th and is on display through March 9th. The showing wants to bridge the gulf between a military and a civilian experience of war by featuring two war veteran artists and two civilian contributors.

    The opening night event will occur between 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. at The Cup this Friday. It will begin with music and will include presentations of the exhibit’s artists. The night will end with a drum circle.

    The two veterans featured in the show are art professionals who use their war experience as inspiration for their art, as well as for their strong belief in the need to fight war only when it is morally justifiable to do so.

    The surprisingly effective war awareness art of Ehren Tool, a ceramist, explores the decoration of an object of everyday use, the cup, to signify the death, destructiveness and futility of war. Ehren, a Gulf War veteran, believes that, for some, “the cups have been a place to start a conversation about the unspeakable.”

    Aaron Hughes, Chair of the Art Committee for the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, is a nationally known artist-activist who prefers to capture experiences of beauty, poetry, and connection, to reclaim his sense of self. His life was radically transformed by the dehumanization and oppression he saw after being sent to Iraq by the National Guard.

    Jake Ressler, a Ball State University senior with a focus on a career in human rights work, is featured prominently, as well. His art – both his collage work and his poetry – is extraordinarily powerful and compelling in its depiction of war and its excesses.

    Finally, George Wolfe, a renowned saxophone musician, and a former director of the BSU Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, is included for his antiwar poetry and his exploration of world music as a protest against war.

    See the exhibit’s allied website at: http://artofinjustice.org/.

    The intended audience for the show and the website includes veterans, but the goal is also to reach the uninitiated, to educate and explain. This as an excellent opportunity to increase understanding about the long-term effects of war, with the art and website creating platforms for community reflection and dialogue.

Feb 13, 2014

Thursday

  • Second Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    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

    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

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Apr 7, 2016

Thursday

  • April First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor 520 E Main, Muncie, IN 47305

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on April 7, 2016 for an opening reception and art show featuring the art of Leon Crosby. The show titled “Vibrant Earth” explores the softer side of Crosby’s art style featuring themes and scenes found in nature. He has decided to go back to his art roots with this collection. Using painting techniques he learned throughout his college years, while also maintaining elegant edge.

    Each painting in the collection represents an aspect of the vibrant colors, emotions, creatures, and forms present on planet Earth. This multi-media collection combines both traditional painting techniques and modern stylings.

    The opening reception will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm 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 April.

    Leon, a visual arts instructor at Cornerstone, was born in Toledo Ohio and started his journey in art at a young age. His biggest inspirations come from Japanese art, American Graffiti, and comic book graphics. He has received both formal and informal instruction from the Toledo Museum of Art and the University of Toledo and regularly displays and sells his art throughout the Muncie community. In addition to teaching at Cornerstone, Leon has volunteered his time at Sutton Elementary and has several private lesson students. His passion for art and teaching encourages him to inspire his students to make the world a more beautiful place.

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

Apr 30, 2016

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May 5, 2016

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Multiple locations
    Noelle Wiegand, "Bauble," The Atrium Gallery Lauren King, "11,520 Hours of Difference," Cornerstone Center for the Arts After Hours Art Reels at The Fickle Peach Margie Prim, "Bluebells in Vase," Gordy Fine Art and Framing "Muncie Central High School Art Exhibition," Made in Muncie

    The Atrium Gallery

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

    “B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition” The Atrium Gallery will be exhibiting a B.F.A. Thesis show featuring the artwork of seven graduating seniors: Daniel Bunker, Garrett Heinkel Alexa Litchfield, Nicole Nikas Jenna Stadick, Chao Wang, and Noelle Wiegand. The opening reception for this show will be held on Friday, May 6th from 4-6pm.

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts

    520 E Main

    “Lauren King: 11,520 Hours of Difference” Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts for First Thursday on May 5 for an opening reception and art show featuring the work of Lauren King. The show titled “11,520 Hours of Difference” is Lauren’s senior thesis exhibition which brings to life the abstract idea of finding one’s identity. Born an identical twin, Lauren had to balance trying to find an individual identity, while still embracing her connection to her sister. King is interested in how the cyclical manner of genetics and the interaction we have with our environments works to produce unique individuals. She believes that our biology—the traits and tendencies we were born with—interacts with experiences that we have to build our personalities. For this body of work, she combines patterns found in human cells and within the environment to create complex, intriguing compositions. King relies mainly on watercolors to create the majority of the collection.

    The opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in 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 May.

    Born, raised, and currently residing in Yorktown, Indiana, King was exposed to the arts at Ball State University at a young age. Her passion for art began in fourth grade during a Saturday Children’s Art Class field trip to the David Owsley Museum of Art on Ball State University’s campus. This love for art and the university campus led Lauren to pursue a degree in art therapy at Ball State. While attending the university, Lauren has been a part of two immersive learning projects through the David Owsley Museum of Art: Synergizing Music and Art, and the Infinite Museum, both aimed to make the museum’s collection more accessible for a diverse group of museum visitors. Beginning in the Fall semester of 2016, King will begin her graduate studies at IUPUI in the art therapy program.

    For more information about this show or the Cornerstone Art Gallery call Cornerstone’s Department of Education and Communication at 765-281-9503, ext. 23.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)

    117 E Charles

    “After Hours Art Reels: Blazing Saddles” Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks in May. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for great cult and art film classics!

    Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles Street at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.

    224 E. Main

    “The Thick of It: Oil Paintings by Margie Prim” Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, May 5th from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for The Thick of It, oil paintings by Margie Prim. The exhibit will feature several recent paintings by the local artist who will be on hand to engage with viewers. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    Margie Prim delivers quiet scenes with a bold painting technique. From several feet away, all is calm in both Prim’s still life and landscape paintings. Upon closer inspection, though, gestural swipes and heavy dabs of color reveal a much more powerful and passionate approach to her subject matter. The technique is known as "impasto," where the artist often uses a palette knife to apply paint to the canvas so thick that it projects outward from the surface. 

    “Inspiration comes to me by what I see, whether it be plein air or still life,” the quiet artist explains. “Using color, from grays to brights, is always an adventure for me.” 

    Now known for both plein air landscapes and still life paintings, quiet of subject and wild with impasto and bold color detail, Margie Prim began her art career in the 1960s in Oklahoma by taking painting lessons. She laid her brushes down until the early 1990s when she again took lessons from Walt Lewis and at the Stan Nossett Art School. Margie continued her studies through memberships in the Minnetrista Art Guild and the Indiana Plein Air Painters. Whereas many artists work from sketches or photographs in the comfort of their studio, plein air painters specifically work outside, on location, to create their paintings. Prim is adept in both methods.

    Prim has shown in the Minnetrista Annual, the Richmond Art Museum Annual, Indiana State Fair, the Women’s Commission Art Exhibit, Redtail Conservancy Open Spaces Exhibit, and the Hoosier Salon. She has won awards at several exhibits and held several one woman exhibits in the region.

    A short talk about Prim’s work will be given at 6:15 pm. Guests are encouraged to ask questions and learn more about the artist throughout the evening.

    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. “The Thick of It” may also be viewed through the end of May during regular 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.

    Made in Muncie

    313 S. Walnut

    “Art from Muncie Central High School” Made in Muncie Pottery will feature the work of many up and coming artist from Muncie Central High School. The advanced art student exhibition showcases the talent and variety from the advanced art classes at Muncie Central High School. This exhibit will remain up through the month of May, with an opening reception on May 5th from 5-8pm. Live music by Bryce Taylor and light refreshments will add to the evening’s festivities. 

    Please join us downtown to celebrate our new name along with the launch of our new website featuring workshops, parties, and this summer’s Art Camps. These new additions make it that much easier to create a lasting memory at Made in Muncie Pottery.

    Muncie Visitor’s Bureau

    Parking lot adjacent to 206 S. Walnut St

    “Local Choice Awards” and “Balloongenuity” The Muncie Visitor’s Bureau will be celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week in the parking lot next to Casa Del Sol.

     6:00pm- Proclamation from Mayor Dennis Tyler and presentation of "Local Choice Awards" winners.

     5:00-8:00pm- Kids activities featuring Balloongenuity Balloon Artists, WIBP "Everyday Heroes Program," and the Model Aviation Museum

    Old West End Neighborhood Association

    W. Main and Cherry St.

    "Drum Circle at Community Circle Park" During the May 5th Artswalk, the Old West End Neighborhood Association will be hosting a drum circle at Community Circle Park (located at the corner of W. Main and Cherry St.).

    Rose Court
    125 E. Charles

    “Ball State Urban Planning Projects” Two Ball State student projects will be on display in the Rose Court during First Thursday events, May 4th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Students from the 2nd year class in Urban Planning explored development ideas for a downtown park that included investigating the concept of an entertainment/cultural district as part of an overall redevelopment strategy. In addition, students studying trends in urban agriculture have used the Muncie Action Plan districts to explore the question “how much of our food could we produce locally?” Both class were under the instruction of Associate Professor Scott Truex of the Department of Urban Planning.  For more information contact Prof. Truex at struex@bsu.edu.

Jul 7, 2016

Thursday

  • July's First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Old National Lot
    Alexander Landerman, "Rabbit in Flax" Alexander Landerman, "Expulsion" The "Bison-Tennial" Project, Muncie Arts and Culture Council "Little Shop of Horrors" playing at The Fickle Peach Sarah Shaffer, "Life in Plastic"

    Savage's Ale House (21+)

    127 N. High

    The Art of Alexander Landerman

    The work of Alexander Landerman will be on view at Savage’s Alehouse for July’s First Thursday. Landerman notes that: “As our society evolves, so does our relationship with animals. Due to industrialization, factory farming, and massive monocultures, our connection with food sources has been diminished. My interest lies within the roles played by animals, insects and plants, which are increasingly becoming overlooked and mistreated. My hope is to encourage a reconnection between consumers and their food sources and foster a sense of social responsibility.” While there is no formal opening reception, the artist will be on hand throughout the evening to talk about the work with anyone who is interested.

     

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council

    227 S Walnut Street; Muncie, IN

    Open House: Bison-tennial Project

    As part of July’s First Thursday activities, the Muncie Arts and Culture Council and the United Way of Delaware County are pleased to announce an open house showcasing Delaware County's Bison-Tennial project - our own Indiana Bicenntenial arts project. Please plan to stop by 227 S. Walnut (former Royal Crown Poker Club) between the hours of 5:00 and 9:00pm to see the Bison project "in progress" and hear from artist Denise King about the inspiration for her design, the Lenape Indian tribe, and their history.  Light refreshments provided.

    This project is part of a 2016 state-wide endeavor to celebrate Indiana's 200th Statehood Day. The arts project will feature a 5-foot-tall fiberglass bison that will be decorated and displayed with an end goal of at least one bison on display in each of Indiana's 92 counties. The bison are expected to make appearances in the local community and along the Bicentennial Torch Relay route leading up to Indiana's Bicentennial Statehood Day on December 11th, 2016. The Delaware County Bison will then find its home in Tuhey Park in downtown Muncie.   

    The selection committee in Delaware County, composed of United Way representatives and MACC committee members, used an RFP process to solicit proposals and ultimately select Denise King as the artist to complete our Bison project. Denise has a fine arts education with an emphasis in painting and drawing, and is a self-proclaimed Muncie and Delaware County enthusiast and promoter. As a mural artist and community activist with a love of history, she was drawn to this particular project. In Denise's words, "My intention is to create a piece that is not only beautiful, engaging, and interesting, but respectful, informed, educational and a vehicle to spark public interest in the subject matter." Denise has been working on the Bison for the past month and hopes to be finished by August. Until then, the public is invited to "watch the progress" through the window panes of 227 S. Walnut, and venture inside to talk with Denise on the days she is "in studio." 

     

    The Fickle Peach (21+)

    117 E. Charles

    Little Shop of Horrors

    Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks in May through September. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for these great cult and art film classics! July’s First Thursday screening will be Little Shop of Horrors.

    Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles Street at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area. 

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts

    520 E. Main

    “Sarah Shaffer: Life in Plastic”

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts will be open until 5pm and is showing the art of Sarah Shaffer. Please note that this is an ongoing exhibition; there is no opening reception for this show on First Thursday.

    The show titled “Life in Plastic” explores society’s monumental impact through the form of our tiniest role models.Beyond objectification and the weight of the world's expectations, creating this body of work was a very personal journey for Sarah. She created these paintings using one of her daughter's dolls as a model with the color palette of her childhood memory. These pieces embody her own path to define her self-image and the desire to not pass along physical insecurities to future generations.

    Each piece is a depiction of a doll, focusing on a portion of the body and recreated on a large scale. This collection of acrylic paintings portrays the objectification and unrealistic expectations placed upon women. We perpetuate these damaging standards in our interactions with others and within ourselves. The titles are inspired by comments made to or about women in judgement of their appearance, their choices, and their actions.

    Sarah, a visual arts instructor at Cornerstone as well as a commissioned artist, is a native of Indiana, grew up in Fort Wayne with A love of art from an early age. Sarah is a graduate of Ball State University’s School of Art, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in metalsmithing earned in 2007. Her senior show titled "Playtime's Over," explored women's issues by combining Barbie dolls with precious metal to create conceptual jewelry.

    Nearly 10 years after Sarah's senior project, she has revisited Barbie and some of the corresponding themes of objectification and unrealistic expectations through the form of painting rather than jewelry. In the near decade that has passed, Sarah has become a mother and wishes to confront these themes for the betterment of the next generation.

    For more information about the show, call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 766-281-9503, ext. 23.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. will be closed July 4 - July 16. The shop will re-open and resume regular business hours Monday, July 18th. Their Summer Invitational exhibit continues through July 30th.

Jul 31, 2016

Sunday

  • Summer Celebration at Cornerstone 2pm to 12:42pm @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts 520 E Main, Muncie, IN 47305
    Summer Celebration

    Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Sunday, July 31 for its Summer Celebration. This event will conclude the summer class session and will feature group and solo dance performances and an art display featuring the work of all of Cornerstone’s summer students. Youth and adult performers will showcase their talents in this free event.

    The show will feature one act of performances that will feature different classes and students. It will take place from 2 to 3:15 p.m. in the E.B. Ball Auditorium. The Colonnade Room will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. with light refreshments, a student art gallery, demonstrations, as well as information and registration for the fall class session. Celebration is free and open to the public.

    Attending Summer Celebration is a perfect way to see everything Cornerstone’s arts program has to offer and to get information on upcoming classes, camps, and workshops. For more information about the event, visit cornerstonearts.org or call the Education & Communication Office at 765-281-9503, ext. 23.  

Aug 4, 2016

Thursday

  • Exhibiting Excellence - August First Thursday 5pm to 7pm @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts Cornerstone Art Gallery 520 E Main, Muncie, IN 47305

    In celebration of another successful class session at Cornerstone Center for the Arts the organization will feature artwork from its youth and adult students in the Cornerstone Art Gallery throughout the month of August. This mixed media collection of art will showcase the best visual arts pieces of the session chosen by Cornerstone’s instructors. With selections from both youth and adults with various artistic backgrounds, this show will truly highlight all that Cornerstone’s arts program has to offer.

     An opening reception will be held in conjunction with First Thursday on August 4th from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Cornerstone Art Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public and many of the student-artists will be onsite to speak about their artwork.

     The show will continue to be on display throughout the month of August to help promote upcoming fall twelve week classes beginning in September. Information and registration for upcoming classes, workshops, and camps will be available on the evening of the opening reception as well as throughout the month of August.

     For more information about the show call Cornerstone’s Department of Education and Communication at 765-281-9503, ext. 23. 

  • August's First Thursday 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Old National Lot
    "Exhibiting Excellence," Cornerstone Center for the Arts "Labyrinth," AfterHours Art Reels at The Fickle Peach Gunther Cartwright, "Palm Springs," at Gordy Fine Art and Framing "Be Our Guest," open-door rehearsals at Muncie Civic Theater Spencer Davis, "Figure Study," at Muncie Makes Lab

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts

    520 E. Main

    “Exhibiting Excellence”

    In celebration of another successful class session at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, the organization will feature artwork from its youth and adult students in the Cornerstone Art Gallery throughout the month of August. This mixed media collection of art will showcase the best visual arts pieces of the session chosen by Cornerstone’s instructors. With selections from both youth and adults with various artistic backgrounds, this show will truly highlight all that Cornerstone’s arts program has to offer.

    An opening reception will be held in conjunction with First Thursday on August 4th from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Cornerstone Art Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public and many of the student-artists will be onsite to speak about their artwork.

    The show will continue to be on display throughout the month of August to help promote upcoming fall twelve-week classes beginning in September. Information and registration for upcoming classes, workshops, and camps will be available on the evening of the opening reception as well as throughout the month of August.

    For more information about the show call Cornerstone’s Department of Education and Communication at 765-281-9503, ext. 23.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)

    117 E. Charles

    “Afterhours Art Reels: Labyrinth

    Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks in May through September. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for Jim Henson’s 1986 film Labyrinth, featuring David Bowie.

    Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles Street at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Industrial Blues: An Exhibit of Photography by Gunther Cartwright”

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, August 4th from 5-8 pm with an opening reception for Industrial Blues, an exhibit of landscape photography by Gunther Cartwright. The artist will be on hand to engage with viewers throughout the evening and will speak briefly to the audience about his work at 6:15pm. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    Cartwright’s landscapes exquisitely capture the details of industry that form the backdrop of life in today’s modern world. About his interest in this subject matter, Cartwright explains, “The power lines, telephone poles, fences and industrial structures are a part of my daily visual experience. They are not in my way. I see them as elements of the landscape. They are there and they make their visual ‘sound.’ I am not interested in the picturesque but rather the formal arrangements of elements and color within the landscape.” His eye for vivid color and graphic compositions often draw unexpected connections among things seen in the everyday landscape, transforming banal and rarely celebrated visual moments into striking works of art.

    Cartwright holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the renowned Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Applied Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. An active lecturer and exhibitor, Cartwright has presented throughout Europe and the United States. He is a recipient of a Polaroid Corporation Photographer’s Grant and a New York State Council on the Arts Public Service Grant (CAPS). He has exhibited internationally in many one-man and group shows, including at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., the George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY, the National Museum of Photography, Bradford, England, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, England, and at Photokina, Köln, Germany.

    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. Industrial Blues may also be viewed through the end of August during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 9am-5:30pm, Saturday, 9am-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.

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main

    Be Our Guest: Open-Door Rehearsals”

    During August’s First Thursday events on August 4th, Muncie Civic Theatre will have wine in the lobby and open door rehearsals for Be Our Guest on stage (which opens August 6th). In a First Thursday “first,” they will also have a Pokemon Go Lure turned on throughout the evening.

    Muncie Makes Lab

    628 S. Walnut

    “CritChat Exhibit: ART via CRAFT”

    Muncie Makes Lab will host its third CritChat exhibit of the year for First Thursday, August 4 from 5-9 PM. “CritChat: ART via CRAFT” is a one night only pop-up exhibit that explores craft as an impetus for art making.

    The line between art and craft is a blurry one that often looks to intention and function for clarification. Historically, practices such as painting, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking have been classified as “arts,” while ceramics, textiles, metalwork, and woodwork have been considered “crafts.” The primary distinction between the two has relied on whether the work was made with the intention of being expressive or solely utilitarian. “CritChat: ART via CRAFT” exhibits work that questions this distinction and further blurs the line between them.

    Exhibiting artists will be present and guests are encouraged to ask questions throughout the evening. Beginning at 8 PM, the artists will introduce themselves and engage attendees in a sample CritChat experience, leading the audience through the process of providing informed, critical feedback on select pieces featured in the exhibit. DJ JANNELL will provide music, and light refreshments will be served.

    CritChat is a free, community meet-up developed and facilitated by artists Holly Lay and Braydee Euliss. This monthly gathering invites local artists of all kinds to participate in conversation about their own work and the work of others. Painters, photographers, sculptors, and makers alike are encouraged to bring completed work, work-in-progress, and even unrealized ideas with the sole intention of sharing. By enabling dialogue, promoting collaboration, and providing critical feedback, the group hopes to build community and support for emerging area artists.

    Find out more about CritChat & join the conversation every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-9 PM at Muncie Makes Lab, 628 S. Walnut St. Muncie, IN 47605. No RSVP necessary. Muncie Makes Lab is a design/build, make, discuss, display, and workshop lab for students, faculty, and staff from Ball State University, as well as the Muncie community.

Aug 20, 2016

Saturday

Aug 27, 2016

Saturday

Sep 1, 2016

Thursday

  • September's First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Multiple locations
    Harlan Mathieu, woodcut, The Atrium Gallery "The Bird Cage," After Hours Art Reels at The Fickle Peach Hillcroft Services on the Goldspace Stage "Facing Humanity: A Parade of Masks," at Gordy Fine Art "Beauty and the Beast," at Muncie Civic Theatre "DIDACTIC" at the Muncie Makes Lab Faith Kellermeyer, "Own It," at Savage's Alehouse The Book Arts Collaborative

    The Atrium Gallery

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

    “Dellas Henke and Harlan Mathieu”

    There will be an Opening Reception for First Thursday from 4-6pm for an exhibition of woodcuts and engravings by Dellas Henke and Harlan Mathieu at The Atrium Gallery on Ball State University’s campus. The opening reception is on Thursday, and the shows run until Sept. 21.

    Dellas Henke has a BFA from SUNY Brockport where he worked with Robert Marx and an MFA from the University of Iowa where he worked with Mauricio Lasansky. While still a student, Henke started what would become three projects creating illustrations for literary works by Samuel Beckett. This included gaining permission from Beckett and meeting with him for discussion and signatures. Henke currently teaches at Grand Valley State University where he has been a faculty member since the early 1980s. He has continued to work and exhibit widely and mostly creates work in a series that has a particular theme. His series Chemo Waste deals with his illness from cancer.

    Harlan Mathieu also has an MFA from the University of Iowa where he too worked with the renowned artist, Mauricio Lasansky. Although he has had work published by The Iowa Review, Mathieu 's fortunes did not include a career in university teaching. Instead, Mathieu worked for many years as a carpenter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Only in the last ten years or so has he been involved in teaching, as an elementary art teacher in the New York City Public Schools. Yet, Mathieu has still continued to work and exhibit at many venues, including the prestigious Society of American Graphic Artists. He is featured in the book The Fine Artist’s Career Guide by Daniel Grant.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)

    117 E. Charles

    “Afterhours Art Reels: The Bird Cage

    Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks in May through September. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for the 1996 comedy, The Birdcage, starring Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, and Gene Hackman.

    Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles Street at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area. 

    Goldspace Theatre

    At Canan Common (500 block of Walnut Street, near the Roundabout)

    “Free Concert at Canan Commons, sponsored by Goldspace Theater”
    Thursday, September 1st Artswalk at Canan Commons there will be very special free concert at 6pm on behalf of Goldspace Theater, where creativity uplifts the disadvantaged and marginalized, both children & adults.

    Dale Basham will MC a concert celebrating Middletown and Indiana's Bicentennial by including works created for this celebration. "Doc" Peterson premieres his composition, Happy Birthday, Muncie, featuring long-time favorite Muncie singers, Beth Leavell-Davis and Phil Dunn. "Doc" accompanies rockin'-soul performances by Kyle Ivy, Barb Frost, Vanessa Ament, and Beth of three songs set in Heartland High School. These works are collaborations of born-again Hoosiers: Flo Lapin, Joe Spence, Dee Hartmann, and John Clark. The works include Bells N' Balls and I Want To Be A Teacher.

    Muncie's own Mike Milligan of Steam Shovel fame will be performing his original works, as well as Steve Robert of The Jazzmanians, who will entertain with several of his compositions. Last, but certainly not least, Goldspace students from Hillcroft will cheer on the crowd into a celebratory mood. On hand for excellent eats will be Paraiso Restaurant and Rolling Hawaiian. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Facing Humanity: A Parade of Masks”
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, September 1st from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for Facing Humanity: A Parade of Masks, an exhibition of hand-made masks by artist and performer Jonathan Becker. The artist will be on hand to engage with viewers throughout the evening and will speak briefly to the audience about his work at 6:15pm. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    Jonathan Becker is a mask maker, teaching artist, and performer. His first experience with masks was in the summer of 1979. At 15 years old, he attended a summer conference on clowning at Oberlin College where he had the opportunity to hear Avner Eisenberg, hailed as one of the greatest clowns of all time, speak about the universal qualities of the “neutral” mask and what it revealed to the actor.

    Reflecting on the indelible experience, Becker recalled, “He put it on, stood for moment in a stillness that created a deafening silence and then, slightly turned his head. In that moment, the world shifted. I saw the mask change, I saw Avner change, I saw the audience change, and I felt the air in the room change.”

    He began sculpting masks in 1986 while attending The International School of Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France. Upon his return to the United States, Becker founded Theater-Masks.com, a full service production shop which creates masks for the international theatre community. His masks are currently being use by educational institutions, professional theatres and individual artists. Over the past 16 years, Becker has seen more than 10,000 masks leave the studio for destinations in 45 countries with clients including Disney Theatrical in association with The Lion King, Focus Films, NBC, The Bravo Cable Network, and Theater of Enchantment in Philadelphia. You can visit the studio at www.theater-masks.com.

    Since 1988, Becker has helped in the development of fifteen original plays. He co-founded and was Co-Artistic Director of two theatre companies: Les Senokrates in Luzern, Switzerland and The Brodeur Brothers in Paris, France. He is a regular guest artist at the International Acting with Masks Program at Olso University College in Oslo, Norway. Currently, Becker is the Artistic Director of the North American Laboratory for the Performing Arts. For the past ten years, he has lived and worked in Muncie, IN where he is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Ball State University.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    “Exhibition and Music at Grace Episcopal Church”

    At Grace Episcopal Church, our doors open at 5pm for First Thursday Artswalk with an exhibition by several local artists. At 7:30pm we will host singer-guitar player Ric Dwenger, who is known for his folk songs and ballads. We will also have something new! At 6pm we will host an all-ages mini-camp/workshop program called “Anti-Bullying,” presented by A Better Way. All donations this evening will be given to A Better Way.

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main

    “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”

    Muncie Civic Theatre presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast on the main stage for First Thursday starting at 7:30pm (tickets required). This "tale as old as time" tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love another and earn their love in return then the spell would be broken. If not, he and his household would be doomed to remain cursed for all time.

    The show runs from August 19-20, 25-28 to September 1-4. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday shows are at 7:30pm, and the Sunday Matinees on Aug 28th and Sept 4th are at 2:00pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for groups of 10+, and $13 for students & children.

    Muncie Makes Lab

    628 S. Walnut

    The Muncie Makes Lab will be hosting three exhibitions for September’s First Thursday:

    “Art Mart @Muncie Makes Lab, Karen Fisher, Brittaney Edwards & Tracy Jarrett”

     Several of the members of Art Mart’s staff have the same thing in common; they are all graduates of Ball State University’s School of Art. Since they work for the local art supply, they are all pretty knowledgeable on art supplies and how to use them, each using personal favorites to compose this show.

    Karen Fisher, Art Mart’s owner, is a 1976 graduate, majoring in Art Education. Fisher completed her master’s degree in Education in 1991 and has owned Art Mart since 2003. She likes to draw natural things or any of her collections, which are extensive. She is a self-proclaimed “supply junkie” who likes to collect just about anything of interest. When asked, “What are your interests?,” she would answer, ”Everything”!

    Brittaney Edwards graduated in the spring of 2015 from Ball State University. Since then she has been exploring different media that she did not have time for while in college. Edwards usually likes to draw things related to society and culture that normally come from personal experience or observations of the everyday. She also enjoys blending the dividing lines of painting and drawing in her work. She does so by working in watercolor, ink, and more recently, colored pencil, keeping a focus on mark-making and line work. 

    Tracy Jarrett graduated from Ball State University in the spring of 2015 with a BFA in glass. Although she loves working with glass, she also enjoys drawing in many different media and painting with watercolor. A primary focus within her work is navigating life with an anxiety disorder. She expresses visually the reality of being incapable of decompressing or winding down at the end of the day and the exhaustion that comes with not being able to relax. Through the presentation of her work, she aims to normalize the discussion of mental illnesses.

    “Flim Flam with instructor James Kerestes”

    Flim Flam is an exhibition of artifacts produced by Architecture Design students from Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning. Characterized as architectural misfits and oddities, these objects aim to explore conditions of the unfamiliar and strange.

    “Didactic Launch for Exhibit Columbus” 

    Join us for the launch of the 3rd issue of DIDACTIC, which look at the architectural history of Columbus, Indiana. Featuring nine site histories by Enrique Ramirez, the issue also includes an examination of Eames Aluminum Group by Amy Auscherman, a B-sides tour of Columbus by Matt Shaw, and images by Hadley Fruits. Produced and published by PRINTtEXT, DIDACTIC 03 is a textual supplement to the inaugural symposium for Exhibit Columbus, "Foundations and Futures." For more information visit exhibitcolumbus.org. or https://www.facebook.com/PRINTtEXT.co/

    Savage's Ale House (21+)

    127 N. High

    “Faith Kellermeyer”

    A series of paintings by Faith Kellermeyer will be on display at Savages Alehouse for September's First Thursday. The artist will be on-site throughout the evening to talk about her work with anyone who is interested.

    As a hand-letterer, Kellermeyer is often commissioned to design home decor displaying inspirational quotes. With this series of paintings, she turns the inspirational quote on its head by pairing traditional decorative and floral patterns with both empowering feminist messages and an irreverent sense of humor. She is also a member of We're Trying Collective, a group of Muncie-based artists who work collaboratively to promote community interests while building a culture of inclusion and creative expression.

    For those interested in purchasing her work, Kellermeyer also sells prints of her paintings at a lower price point. Please contact her at faithkellermeyer@gmail.com for questions and inquiries.

    JUST ADDED!

    There will be an open house from 5-8pm at the Book Arts Collaborative  (in the Madjax building located at 514 E. Jackson) and also an open house at Tribune Showprint (501 E. Main St.)

Oct 6, 2016

Thursday

Dec 1, 2016

Thursday

  • December's First Thursday 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Old National Lot
    Holiday sale from the Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint Detail of work by David Palm, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Scott Anderson, "Cerberus Banana," Annual Salon Show, Gordy Fine Art and Framing Painting by Caryn Moore, from "In the Limelight" at Made in Muncie Holiday Muncie Makers Market Daniel Combs, "Ripped Away," CritChat Open House at Muncie Makes Lab, 1st floor Melissa Livermore and Sarah Lassiter, "I Used Google Translate for This," at Muncie Makes Lab, 2nd floor "Eat, Drink, and Cartography," Twin Archer Brewpub

    Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint

    At Mad Jax Muncie

    600 E. Main

    Book Arts Collaborative will be open for First Thursday with a variety of affordable gift items available including holiday cards for $2 each, printed coasters 4/$2, letter pressed wrapping paper, broadsides, and hand sewn blank journals from $12-40. Students will be on hand to give tours of the Collaborative as well as our community partner's shop, Tribune Showprint.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts

    520 E. Main

    Cornerstone will open a new art gallery titled “Stop all the Clocks,” with artwork created by the late David Palm. This show explores the desires many of us have had when deep feelings are experienced or special moments occur. The best ways to preserve these moments can be through drawings and paintings like the ones by Palm.

    The artwork displayed at this show features landscape, still life, and street life paintings and drawings with an impressionist style. This work was created over the span of Palm’s lifetime and provides a unique perspective on culture and time. Much of the featured artwork captures natural, everyday life, while some of the pieces showcase the messiness of life’s circumstances.

    Palm, an Indiana-native, received his degrees in graphic design from the University of Michigan and Yale University. He later moved to New York City where he spent most of his life living and working. He visited Indiana as much as possible and later retired to Muncie, Indiana. He used his painting and drawing to stop time and remember life’s moments of sorrow, pain and joy.

    The opening reception will be 5-7pm in the Cornerstone art gallery located on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. His framed pieces will continue to be on display in the gallery from December 2016 through January 2017.

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

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open its Annual Salon Show on First Thursday, December 1st from 5 - 8 PM. Included in the exhibit will be work by all 25 artists represented by the downtown Muncie gallery. Artists will be on hand to chat and answer questions. The reception will also celebrate the first year of business under new owners Carl and Barbara Schafer.

    A feast for the eyes, the GFAF Annual Salon Show celebrates Muncie’s robust fine art scene as dozens of paintings, prints, and pottery pieces fill the gallery. Both new and familiar work will be on view by area artists Kim Anderson, Brian Gordy, Jim Faulkner, Sarojini Johnson, Jan McCune, Alan Patrick, Martin Price, Carol Strock Wasson, and more. This unique exhibit allows for works of art to be taken away at the time of sale, giving patrons the opportunity to consider art in the show for holiday decorating and gift giving.

    “There is no other GFAF exhibit that appropriately and visually conveys the impressive amount of artistic talent Muncie and the rest of East Central Indiana supports. The Annual Salon Show is both a testament to that talent and the community of art patrons that continues to reinforce our efforts to grow the local arts scene,” offers Gallery Manager Braydee Euliss reflecting on her tenth year of involvement with exhibitions at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.

    Carl and Barbara Schafer will introduce the exhibit and artists in attendance during a brief talk at 6:15. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    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. The Annual Salon Show may also be viewed through the end of January 2017 during regular 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.

    Idia Lab

    119 W. Charles St.

    Ball State University's IDIA Lab will showcase an immersive, virtual reality art installation at 119 E. Charles St. If you want to check out the latest Oculus Rift VR headset and other fun tech, come on down!

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut

    An opening Reception for “In the Limelight” will be held from 5-8pm.

    Muncie Artists Guild will be stepping into the "Limelight" again with their show at Made in Muncie Pottery. Their opening reception will be from 5-8pm. Many of their works in various media will be featured and for sale. The work will be on display for the entire month of December 2016 through January 2017.

    Madjax

    514 E Jackson St.

    What can we learn from today’s extreme environments that can help us adapt to a rapidly changing climate? You can experience the answer at 134°: Architecture for Extreme Environments, the exhibition of 12 shelters designed and built by Ball State University architecture student recently returned from a research trip to Death Valley. Led by BSU Professor George Elvin, the students explored the world’s hottest place and drew lessons from it that can help us live better in a changing climate. At the Project Open House, Thursday, December 1, 5-8pm at MadJax Muncie, visitors can experience twelve unique shelter structures designed and built by the students and learn how today’s most extreme environments can teach us about sustainability, resilient design, and how we can thrive in tomorrow’s climate. MadJax Muncie is located at 514 E Jackson St. 

    Holiday Muncie Makers Market
    Jackson and Cherry Streets

    The Holiday Muncie Makers Market is coming to Light Up Dwntwn! Our local artisans will stock this festive gift market during the 2016 Tree Lighting Ceremony at Canan Commons, on Walnut at the Roundabout in Downtown Muncie, Indiana, on Thursday, December 1st, from 5-8pm. This fun annual family event features Santa Claus, children's activities, music, and the Holiday Muncie Makers Market in a heated tent full of an amazing array of art and gifts!

    This community gift sale, with a goal of showcasing the talent of Muncie artists and makers, will help you get all your shopping done early while enjoying traditional family entertainment and kicking off the holiday season. The Holiday Muncie Makers Market will feature a wide variety of fantastic holiday gifts of jewelry, breads and sweets, clothing, gourmet pet treats, photography, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, jams and jellies, knits, dogwear, plants, candy, pottery, wreaths and swags, toys, drawings, pies, purses, silk scarves, afghans, fudge, soaps, holiday decorations, prints, perfume oils, headbands, sculpture, stuffed animals, and so much more! FREE to attend!

    Holiday Muncie Makers Market event details and RSVP here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/933097013501779/

    During the Spring, Summer, and Fall, the Muncie Makers Market is an outdoor, weekly Growers and Makers Market. We will return in Spring 2017! Fresh food, locally grown produce, plants, art, handmade crafts, and live entertainment, all weekly at the Muncie Makers Market on Saturdays from 4-7p on the corner of Jackson and Cherry Streets in the Old West End of Downtown Muncie, and, we are a PokéStop just full of lures. Watch for our Market to return with warm weather!

    JOIN the Muncie Makers Market on FaceBook:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1627047027524961/

    Muncie Makes Lab

    628 S. Walnut

    1st Floor:

    CritChat Open House

    Muncie Makes Lab will host its fourth CritChat exhibit of the year from 5-9pm. CritChat Open House is a one night only pop-up exhibit of new, experimental artwork by several CritChat members. Exhibiting artists will be present and guests are encouraged to ask questions throughout the evening. DJ JANNELL will provide music, and light refreshments will be served.

    CritChat is a free, community meet-up developed and facilitated by emerging, Muncie-based artists. This monthly gathering invites local artists of all kinds to participate in conversation about their own work and the work of others. Painters, photographers, sculptors, and makers alike are encouraged to bring completed work, work-in-progress, and even unrealized ideas with the sole intention of sharing. By enabling dialogue, promoting collaboration, and providing critical feedback, the group hopes to build community and support for emerging area artists.

    Find out more about CritChat & join the conversation every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-9pm at Muncie Makes Lab, 628 S. Walnut St. Muncie, IN 47605. No RSVP necessary. Muncie Makes Lab is a design/build, make, discuss, display, and workshop lab for students, faculty, and staff from Ball State University as well as the Muncie community.

    2nd Floor:

    I Used Google Translate For This

    Melissa Livermore and Sarah Lassiter join together to create work that explores their experiences with second and third languages. This exhibition looks at self-teaching, code-switching, and the role technology plays in the process of learning a new language.

    Savage's Ale House (21+)

    127 N. High

    Dream Cloud Skateboards will be showing a variety of skateboard art throughout the month of December.

    Twin Archer Brewpub

    117 W. Charles St.

    Eat, Drink, and Cartography: Celebrating “My Indiana Home” with Maps and a Wicked Book

    The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) is coordinating an exhibit for the Muncie DWNTWN First Thursday Arts WalkThis Thursday, December 1 Twin Archer Brew Pub (117 West Charles Street) will be hosting an exhibit of maps of Indiana starting at 5:00 through 8:00 pm.  And Keith Roysdon and Douglas Walker will be signing copies of their new book, Wicked Muncie.

    The map exhibit, “My Indiana Home,” features Indiana history maps created by the GRMC in celebration of the state’s Bicentennial this December 11.  The maps cover Indiana’s rich political history, women’s history, military history, music, sports, and even movies that take place in the state.  The newest map in the collection depicts the Vice Presidents from Indiana.  The collection of Indiana history maps is available in digital format in the Libraries’ Cardinal Scholar repository or may be circulated from the GRMC.  Teachers can use the maps for classroom exhibits or research, especially for fourth-grade Indiana history lessons.

    Ball State University students in Dr. Hannah Barnes’ watercolor and painting class also created original maps of their interpretation of home.  The students visited the GRMC to look at all the different kinds of cartography (above) for inspiration and then painted maps of their Indiana homes.  This collection is extremely creative: One student painted a compass rose of a common Indiana insect, the cicada (above).  These maps will be included as a special collection in the Libraries’ Digital Media Repository.

    The book Wicked Muncie by Keith Roysdon and Douglas Walker describes the criminal history of Muncie.  The authors explored the notorious and unusual side of Muncie’s history of crime, including murder, corruption, and illegal gambling.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

    Twin Archer Brew Pub serves all ages as a restaurant and a bar that serves craft beer.  The menu includes fresh ingredients every day.

    For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

Dec 2, 2016

Friday

Apr 6, 2017

Thursday

  • April's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Multiple locations
    Dylan Martinex, H2O/SiO2, The Atrium Gallery, Ball State University Elizabeth Coleman (1st place, 9th-12th grade category), Cornerstone Center for the Arts Lohren Deeg, Muncie's Village, The Fickle Peach Josh Winkler, "The America Chestnut: Ghosts on The Appalachian Trail," at “David + Sarojini Johnson’s Legacy Exhibition,” Gordy Fine Art and Framing Evan Burnette, "Gathering Universe," from "Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism," at Madjax Andrew Schultz, "The Discord of our Division," from "Furtive Dialogue," at Madjax Interactive Drawing Installation by IDIA Lab at Madjax Maring Hunt Community Drawing Project at Madjax "Stars, Cars & Bars" at Muncie Civic Theatre "Design for Choreography and Social Dance" at the Muncie Makes Lab Clara Leslie, "Psychxotc," from the Visual Communication Senior Design Show at the Muncie Makes Lab Julie Vance, "Art in Bloom" at Raymond James & Associates, Inc. “Our Point of View: The Photography of Bill and Cindy Britton" at Studio Exhale "Conservation Tales" book signing at Twin Archer Brewpub (all ages)

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

    An opening reception for Dylan Martinez’s MFA thesis exhibition, “A Journey to the Edge of Perception,” will be held from 4-6pm. Martinez’s work explores the peripheries of art and science, pulling at the fabric of our reality with innovative glass sculptures and installations that challenge the way we see and experience our world.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    April’s First Thursday festivities will include the opening of a new gallery show featuring the winners of the 2017 Young Artist Exhibition presented by PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union. School children living in and around Delaware County submitted over 100 2D and 3D pieces of artwork to the Young Artist Exhibition in March. A panel of esteemed judges chose the top three and one honorable mention in four grade categories. The winners were announced at a public reception on Thursday, March 2.

    The top 16 pieces will be on display in the Cornerstone Art Gallery throughout the month of April with the opening of the show on Thursday, April 6 in conjunction with First Thursday. In preparation for the show, all of the winning 2D pieces were matted and framed by Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company.

    Young artists included in the show are Elizabeth Coleman, Natalie Talbot, Michael Marling, Clarissa Terry, Megan Trappe, Maddie McBride, Jadon Waterhouse, Emma White, Alexandra Stone, Christina Ray, Meghan Buehler, Lilly Cole, Lillian Barber, Moira McCrory, Johanna McKee, and Aaron Buehler.

    The Cornerstone Art Gallery will be open to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. The 2017 Young Artist Exhibition winners will remain on display in the Cornerstone Art Gallery throughout April. For more information about the show visit cornerstonearts.org.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    "Urban Plein Air: Travel Sketches and Watercolors." Lohren Deeg will show a series of framed digital prints from his travel and design sketchbooks collected over the last decade. These sketches and watercolors depict urban and landscape scenes with a variety of ink and watercolor media, and in each case were drawn or painted in-situ. Deeg explores the ability for field sketches to create a dialogue between the experience of place and design thinking, as well as engage local residents and fellow travelers. 

    Deeg is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he has taught beginning design and visual communication courses since 2001. Mr. Deeg collaborates with a small design and planning firm in downtown Muncie, Indiana, and maintains a small independent illustration practice as a member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI). He recently won two awards from ASAI in their annual competition.

    https://www.asai.org/members/lohrendeeg/

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. will celebrate First Thursday April 6th from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for :David + Sarojini Johnson Legacy Exhibition,” a collection of print work from past students celebrating the Johnsons' legacy as educators and mentors. David and Sarojini will address the crowd at 6:15. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit remains on view through April 29, 2017.

    The month of April at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. will be dedicated to recognizing and illuminating the influence of two of the downtown gallery’s represented artists. The David + Sarojini Johnson Legacy Exhibition features woodcuts, linocuts, intaglios, and screen prints from several Ball State University’s printmaking students between the years 1988 and 2017, most of whom have made careers out of printmaking, either as educators or professional artists. On his time with so many students over the years, David Johnson reflected, “They had energy and ambition. I got to see their work as it was being made. It was and is very exciting. It was like we were taking turns driving the same big car on a long adventurous trip to an unknown but fantastic destination.”

    David Johnson has exhibited his woodcuts and intaglio prints regionally and nationally since 1984. He has received numerous awards for his work at such national exhibitions as “The Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition” at Bradley University and “Harper College National Print and Drawing Exhibition”. He has many prints and artist’s books in private and public collections such as the Harvard University Art Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri and the Grunewald Center for Graphic Arts in Los Angeles. David Johnson has taught printmaking and drawing at Ball State University since 1988.

    Printmaker Sarojini Jha Johnson, professor of printmaking at Ball State University, is widely known for her intricate color intaglios which often depict animal and landscape imagery. She has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, has exhibited internationally, and won numerous awards for her color etchings. She has received many awards and grants at Ball State and served as Associate Chairperson from 1996 to 2002. Sarojini Johnson holds an MFA from Miami University and a BFA and BA from the University of Cincinnati, in Drawing and French, respectively.

    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. The David + Sarojini Johnson Legacy Exhibition may also be viewed through Saturday, April 29, 2017 during regular 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
    628 S. Walnut

    Opening Reception for “Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism,” an MFA Thesis Exhibition by Evan Burnette
    Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University School of Art have partnered to produce this thesis exhibition at Madjax in Downtown Muncie. Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism by glass artist Evan Burnette will celebrate with an opening reception for First Thursday, April 6th from 5 - 8 pm. The artist will be on hand during the event and introduced at 7:30 pm for a brief discussion of his work followed by an informal Q&A.

    Evan Burnette is currently pursuing his MFA in Glass at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. His sculptural artwork is a combination of early twentieth century Surrealist art and the cynicism of modern sketch comedy. The exhibition Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism features new work by the artist, including a large-scale installation piece comprised of more than 100 terracotta squirrels, satirical stained glass, and a video of the artist transporting a five foot wooden phallus in a wheelbarrow. The fun, colorful, and often humorous exhibition of his work is intentional and aims to disengage the viewer from the seriousness of modern art. This exhibit does contain mature content and may be not appropriate for young audiences.

    Evan Burnette is a Masters of Fine Arts candidate in Glass at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Burnette, a native of Springfield, Illinois, received his BFA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Burnette’s work has gained recognition throughout the country including finalist status in The Illinois Governor’s Collegiate Art Competition, The Rickert Ziebolt Trust Awards, The National Sculpture Society Awards, and the Niche Awards, among others. His work is also currently featured in The Corning Museum of Glass’ most recent publication of New Glass Review. He hopes to pursue a university teaching career upon graduation.

    Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism will remain on view through Thursday, April 20th. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2 - 6 pm, Friday, 2 - 8 pm, Saturday 12 - 8 pm, and Sunday 12 - 4 pm. Madjax is located at 514 E Jackson St. Muncie, Indiana 47305. Please use the Main St. entrance. Visit www.munciearts.org for more information.

    Muncie Arts and Culture council seeks to create, educate, advocate, nurture, and inspire integration of the arts via civic initiatives and through engagement with individual artists and arts organizations.

    Opening Reception for “Furtive Dialogue,” an MFA Thesis Exhibition by Andrew Schultz
    Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University School of Art have partnered to produce this thesis exhibition at Madjax in Downtown Muncie. Furtive Dialogue, by glass artist Andrew Schultz, will celebrate with an opening reception for First Thursday, April 6th from 5 - 8 pm. The artist will be on hand during the opening and introduced at 6:45 pm for a brief discussion of his work followed by an informal Q&A.

    Andrew Schultz is a Masters of Fine Art candidate in Glass at Ball State University. Schultz’s sculptural work is designed to engage the viewer with its physical presence. A substantial portion of his work explores the dichotomy between the individual and social systems in which we exist. For Furtive Dialogue, he draws inspiration from the multifaceted ways in which we communicate, through both verbal and body languages. The exhibition celebrates the culmination of three years of research for the artist and incorporates a variety of neon, mixed media, and art glass fabrication processes and techniques. Some of the sculptures featured are interactive, and viewers are encouraged to engage with those artworks.

    Andrew Schultz was born in Janesville, Wisconsin and currently lives in Muncie, where he is pursuing a Masters of Fine Art in Glass at Ball State University. Schultz received his BFA in Glass from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls in 2012. Schultz has exhibited work throughout the Midwest and Southwest including Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Arizona.  

    Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. Furtive Dialogue will remain on view through Thursday, April 20th. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2 - 6 pm, Friday 2 - 8 pm, Saturday 12 - 8 pm, and Sunday 12 - 4 pm. Madjax is located at 514 E Jackson St. Muncie, Indiana 47305. Please use the Main St. entrance. Visit www.munciearts.org for more information.

    “IDIA Lab: Interactive Drawing Installation"
    Ball State University's IDIA Lab will exhibit a new interactive drawing installation at Madjax during April's First Thursday. The work allows users to paint with their hands through gesture onto virtual canvas.

    “Maring-Hunt Community Garden Project” by Prof .Pam Harwood and 4th year Architecture students
    Maring-Hunt Public Library and Ball State University are partnering to expand the impact of the existing Maring-Hunt Community Gardens. The final master plan includes built pavilions that serve as shade and shelter for gardeners, community gathering spaces, a market, community kitchen, educational outreach to the library and Southview Elementary, as well as various other outdoor play and experiential elements. Our team is focusing the remainder of this semester on a gardener’s pavilion and raised garden beds. All current images, mock ups, prototypes, as well as a dry set of the structure and garden beds will be exhibited at the MadJax Maker’s Hub. Enter through the Main St. and Monroe St. doors.

    Funding for this project comes through an Academic Excellence Grant, Ball State Provost Grant, and CAP Makes | Muncie Makes.

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main

    “Stars, Cars & Bars”- Muncie Civic Theatre will be hosting a car show and family event on April's First Thursday. We will have ice cream and food vendors, classic cars, a bar by Scotty's Brewhouse, and music from Grease & Taffetas, both hailing from the 50's.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    “Design for Choreography and Social Dance” by Prof. Joe Bilello and first-year CAP (College of Architecture and Planning) students. This exhibition will feature 15 musical pieces, interpreted by choreography students and social dancers given designed environments fit to their dance music.

    “Visual Communication Senior Design Show” by Assistant Professor Shantanu Suman. The Vis Com Senior Design Show is an exhibit by a select group of senior-year Graphic Design students at Ball State University’s School of Art. Students will display concept boards of their capstone design campaign, a multifaceted project that will represent the culmination of their design education by demonstrating a connection between academic theory and practice of design. Topics include: National Parks, psychedelic music and drug abuse, the Muncie Arts Community, butterfly conservation, endangered sea turtles, gender and identity development, virtual reality, among others.  

    Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
    400 S. Walnut St. (Ste. 100)

    Please join us from 5-7 pm for a live demonstration by Julie Vance of “Buckcreek in Bloom” as she creates a floral interpretation of a displayed work of art. This will serve as a preview for “Art in Bloom,” which will take place May 19-21, 2017 at the David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University. Light refreshments will be served.

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

    “Labold Brothers: On the Road” is a collection of prints and drawings by James and Greg Labold documenting their recent road trip from the southwestern U.S. to the East Coast. James earned an MFA in Glass from Ball State University and also holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art. Greg, who specializes in printmaking, also holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art. The two brothers currently live and work in Philadelphia, PA. Their work will be on display at Savages Alehouse for April’s First Thursday.

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    Please join us for an opening reception from 5-8 pm for “Our Point of View: The Photography of Bill and Cindy Britton.” This show features the unique perspective of the world through the eyes of Bill and Cindy Britton. Bill started taking photos after some friends and neighbors passed on and there were no photo of them. He believes that art is an important part of life and it allows us to communicate in ways that help express our feelings, ideas and concepts. Cindy's past artistry was musical, but now she finds herself experimenting with the visual. Steampunk attire is encouraged but not required!

    Twin Archer Brewpub (all ages)
    117 W. Charles St.

    Meet the creators of Conservation Tales, books about wildlife conservation for young readers (grades 3-5): Author Tom J. McConnell, Ph.D., from the Department of Biology, Art Director Barbara Giorgio from the School of Art at Ball State University, Illustrators Sami Pfaff and Sierra Hensley, and Graphic Designer Brooke Gabrek.

    From 5-9 pm, Conservation Tales: The Cerulean Warbler, the first book in the series, will be available for purchase and you will get a sneak peek at the next book in the series, Conservation Tales: Bats.

    Illustrations from The Cerulean Warbler and Bats will be on exhibit. To make your child's experience meaningful and memorable, there will be coloring pages with informative science tips. Twin Archer is a family friendly restaurant.

    Caring for the living things that share our planet starts early. Our children and grandchildren will make the choices that may make the difference between extinction and survival for many species. Help them understand the science behind wildlife conservation while discovering potential careers and experiencing inquiry-based science at home.

    Learn more about the series at www.conservationtales.com

     

May 4, 2017

Thursday

  • The Spring 2017 Muncie YART 5pm to 9pm @ Madjax Muncie 514 East Jackson Street

    Muncie, Indiana – YART is Coming! 

    YART is a Yard Sale for Art! YART began in Muncie, Indiana with students at Ball State University and continues in several U.S. cities! The Muncie YART is now held in Downtown, twice a year, Spring and Fall, on the First Thursday of every May and October. 

    The Spring 2017 Muncie YART will be held on the same date as the First Thursday Gallery Walk, at Muncie's wonderful makerspace, MadJax, on the corner of Madison and Jackson Streets in Downtown Muncie, Indiana, on Thursday, May 4th, from 5-9pm. 

    This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together artists and art patrons in a casual and unique setting. 

    All forms of art are welcome! Art of all kinds, by all kinds of artists! YART encourages interaction between artists and the community, hoping to make art more accessible, especially to those who think they cannot afford to buy art for themselves. To this goal, all YART art will be priced below $40!

    Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART to meet the public, discuss their art, handle sales personally, and some artists will be making art LIVE at YART!

    The Spring 2017 Muncie YART will feature a wide variety of jewelry, clothing, photography, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, fused glass, ceramics, knits, pottery, candles, toys, drawings, sculpture, lampwork glass, stuffed animals, digital art, mosaics, the Midwest Writer's Workshop's Poems While You Wait, Mystical Harp, LIVE ART and LIVE MUSIC, and so much more!

    Fun for all ages - YART is for the whole family!

    Miss Moth (Director of the Muncie YART) and the YART Artists very much thank Jennifer Greene of MadJax/Co:Lab, Kim & Rob Miller of Tribune Showprint, and Cheryl Crowder of the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership for their generous support! YART is an all-volunteer, no-budget, community event. THANK YOU!

    LIKE Muncie YART on FaceBook:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muncie-Yart/156725934394407

    Spring 2017 Muncie YART RSVP and Event Information here:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1667134150249106/?ti=icl

  • Synesthesia - May First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts 2nd Floor, Cornerstone Art Gallery 520 E Main, Muncie, IN 47305

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on May 4, 2017 for an opening reception and art show featuring the art of Leon Crosby. The show titled “Synesthesia” which means to see sound in color, is an exploration of art as a representation of musical expression.

    Each vibrant painting in the collection was inspired by a piece of music and captures the feelings emoted by that particular song. Using techniques incorporating watercolor, gradients, and multiple stylings Crosby created colorful emotions that spur the imagination. To allow the viewer to appreciate the symbiosis of the artwork paired with song, QR codes and headphones will be available the evening of the opening allowing participants to experience the musical inspiration of each painting using just their cell phone and QR scanner.

    The opening reception will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm 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 May.

    Leon, a visual arts instructor at Cornerstone, was born in Toledo Ohio and started his journey in art at a young age. His biggest inspirations come from Japanese art, American Graffiti, and comic book graphics. He has received both formal and informal instruction from the Toledo Museum of Art and the University of Toledo and regularly displays and sells his art throughout the Muncie community. In addition to teaching at Cornerstone, Leon has volunteered his time at Sutton Elementary and has several private lesson students. His passion for art and teaching encourages him to inspire his students to make the world a more beautiful place.

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

  • May's First Thursday- full listing 5pm to 9pm @ Multiple locations
    Leon Crosby, "Synaesthesia," Cornerstone Center for the Arts Jan McCune, "Hammer, Chisel, and Pitch," at Gordy Fine Art and Framing "We're Trying Collective" mural design reveal at the Mark III Taproom Eugene Mumaw at the Moore-Youse Home, Delaware County Historical Society Karl Erickson, "Signal Slushie," Muncie Makes Lab Molly Smith, "INTERFACE: Exploring the Rules of Engagement,” Muncie Makes Lab Richard Tursky, “Nothing to See, Hear: Just S,M,L,XL Data and some Servant,Served,Servo,Server Space," Muncie Makes Lab Danielle Phelps, "A Moment to Step Away," Studio Exhale The YART Sale at Canan Commons Shoppers at The YART Sale, Canan Commons

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

    BFA Exhibition for Spring 2017: There will be a closing reception from 4-6pm on First Thursday for the “Spring 2017 BFA Exhibition” at The Atrium Gallery. The students and their areas of specialization are Canaan Gootee (Sculpture), Cristin Amber Drake (Metals), Noelle Wiegand (Glass), Lexi Musselman (Painting), Finley Norris (Drawing), Clayton Burns (Glass), Sarah Lassiter (Photography & Intermedia Arts), Alyssa Bruss (Photography & Intermedia Arts). Free admission.

    Canan Commons
    500 S. Walnut St.

    Ball State University’s “FCS 403” class will present "Spring Into Art" activities for kids and live music at Canan Commons. Bouncehouse, face painting, chalk art, and fun house mirror photo ops will be part of the festivities.  

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on May 4, 2017 for an opening reception and art show featuring the art of Leon Crosby. The show titled “Synesthesia,” which means to see sound in color, is an exploration of art as a representation of musical expression.

    Each vibrant painting in the collection was inspired by a piece of music and captures the feelings emoted by that particular song. Using techniques incorporating watercolor, gradients, and multiple stylings Crosby created colorful emotions that spur the imagination. To allow the viewer to appreciate the symbiosis of the artwork paired with song, QR codes and headphones will be available the evening of the opening allowing participants to experience the musical inspiration of each painting using just their cell phone and QR scanner. The opening reception will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm 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 May.

    Crosby, a visual arts instructor at Cornerstone, was born in Toledo, Ohio and started his journey in art at a young age. His biggest inspirations come from Japanese art, American graffiti, and comic book graphics. He has received both formal and informal instruction from the Toledo Museum of Art and the University of Toledo and regularly displays and sells his art throughout the Muncie community. In addition to teaching at Cornerstone, Crosby has volunteered his time at Sutton Elementary and has several private lesson students. His passion for art and teaching encourages him to inspire his students to make the world a more beautiful place.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. will celebrate First Thursday May 4th from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for Hammer, Chisel, and Pitch, a collection of new chase repoussé jewelry by Jan McCune. The artist will speak briefly at 6:15 and demonstrate the chase repoussé technique throughout the evening. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit remains on view through May 27, 2017.

    This exhibition is the culmination of a year-long project, funded by the Indiana Arts Commission, in which McCune learned the ancient metalworking technique of chase repoussé. Chasing and repoussé are two interrelated methods of adding dimension to flat metal. In chasing, the artist adds lines, textures, and patterns to the front side of the metal using a hammer and punches. Repoussé is a French word meaning "to push out." When using this technique, the artist works from the back side of the flat metal and pushes out areas to create volume. In spite of being very labor intensive, McCune has fallen in love with both the process and the look of the finished work.

    GFAF represented artist Jan McCune has been making jewelry since 2008. She studied at the Arrowmont School of Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She is the recipient of three Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grants. Her award-winning metal work has been included in several regional juried exhibitions. She has been recognized as an Indiana Artisan since 2012.

    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. Hammer, Chisel, and Pitch may also be viewed through Saturday, May 27, 2017 during regular 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.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    We are pleased to offer a free concert of organ music for the May’s First Thursday downtown event. The concert will be at Grace Episcopal Church beginning at 7:30pm, our doors open at 5pm. The concert will be presented by members of the Muncie Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Among the organists who will be performing will be Ball State University faculty member Rebecca Burkart and several student organists, Peter Douglas, Sunwoo Lee, and Ben Weaver. The concert will feature music from Bach to Pachelbel and John Stanley to Van Denman Thompson. The concert begins at 7:30pm with a reception to follow with time to meet the performers. Grace Episcopal Church is located at the corner of Madison St. and Adams St., just a short walk from the center of downtown.

    Mark III Taproom
    306 S. Walnut

    We're Trying Collective will reveal the design for their mural project "On the Mark, For the City" from 7-9pm. Music by DJ JANNELL.

    Moore-Youse Historical Museum
    122 E. Washington

    The Delaware County Historical Society will debut three new exhibits in the Moore-Youse Home:

    Gallery 1 will be an extensive collection of the artwork of Muncie Artist Eugene Mumaw.

    Gallery 2 will highlight the 100th Anniversary of the US Entry into World War1 with an exhibit of uniforms, photographs and more.

    Gallery 3 will feature needle arts including tatting, embroidery, and crochet, with a wide variety of outstanding needle art from the Historical Society collection.

    This is an opportunity to enjoy exhibits of the community's history and meet and talk to museum staff.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    Muncie Makes Lab will have an opening reception for three new shows:

    “Signal Slushie”: A one-night exhibition of time-based media art from students in Ball State University's Intermedia Art 2 course (with instructors Karl Erickson & Maura Jasper from the School of Art). Exhibiting artists include: Lexi Musselman, Nicole Nikas, Hope Kemp, Celina Timmerman, Alex Mikev, Sam Hodolitz, Thomas Williamson, Callie Zimmerman, and Katherine Thomas.

    “Nothing to See, Hear:  Just S,M,L,XL Data and some Servant,Served,Servo,Server Space” by Richard Tursky, Design Innovation Fellow, College of Architecture and Planning. Tursky asks “Should/can Architecture need to evolve from knowledge about buildings to being about building knowledge (data)?” These projects begin to explore the potentials of architecture and design's roles in the realms of big data and machine learning.

    “INTERFACE: Exploring the Rules of Engagement” by Molly Smith, M.Arch student, College of Architecture and Planning. This spatial interface is used to observe and explore how conversations emerge between participants and physical space, with the installation acting as a means for communication. How can architectural methods be employed to act as a mediator between people in public space?

    Muncie Public Library
    2005 S. High St.

    Muncie Public Library will be taking photos of visitors and giving a mini-lesson on Photoshop. This pop-up campaign corresponds to a networking and learning opportunity for adults held on May 9 at the Muncie Public Library Connection Corner. 

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    Studio Exhale will have an opening reception for the show “A Moment to Step Away” by Danielle Phelps. As a wife, mother, art educator, and artist, Phelps finds she can escape to her own space and converse with only the canvas. Phelps is influenced by everyday life the most. She notices the little things, finding beauty in nature, praying, and spreading a love of art through teaching her students. Her work tends to be very playful, colorful, whimsical, and sweet. Her hope is that this small body of work enables the viewer to smile, laugh, and feel a sense of joy. 

    YART
    Canan Commons, 500 S. Walnut St.

    YART is Coming! YART is a Yard Sale for Art! YART began in Muncie, Indiana with students at Ball State University and continues in several U.S. cities! The Muncie YART is now held at Canan Commons in Downtown, twice a year, Spring and Fall, on the First Thursday of every May and October. 

    The Spring 2017 Muncie YART will be held on the same date as the First Thursday Gallery Walk, at Muncie's lovely Downtown park, Canan Commons, on the South Walnut Street roundabout in Downtown Muncie, Indiana, on Thursday, May 4th, from 5-9pm. 

    This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together artists and art patrons in a casual and unique setting. 

    All forms of art are welcome! Art of all kinds, by all kinds of artists! YART encourages interaction between artists and the community, hoping to make art more accessible, especially to those who think they cannot afford to buy art for themselves. To this goal, all YART art will be priced below $40!

    Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART to meet the public, discuss their art, handle sales personally, and some artists will be making art LIVE at YART!

    The Spring 2017 Muncie YART will feature a wide variety of jewelry, clothing, photography, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, fused glass, ceramics, knits, pottery, candles, toys, drawings, sculpture, lampwork glass, stuffed animals, digital art, mosaics, the Midwest Writer's Workshop's Poems While You Wait,  Mystical Harp, LIVE ART and LIVE MUSIC, and so much more!

    Fun for all ages - YART is for the whole family!

    Miss Moth (Director of the Muncie YART) and the YART Artists very much thank Cheryl Crowder of the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership for their generous support! YART is an all-volunteer, no-budget, community event. THANK YOU!

    LIKE Muncie YART on FaceBook:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muncie-Yart/156725934394407

    Spring 2017 Muncie YART RSVP and Event Information here:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1667134150249106/?ti=icl

     

Jun 1, 2017

Thursday

Jun 4, 2017

Sunday

Jun 11, 2017

Sunday

Jul 6, 2017

Thursday

  • July's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Old National Lot
    Wesley Nally, “Colors in the Life of an Artist,” Cornerstone Center for the Arts "Young Frankenstein," After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for an opening reception and art show featuring the art of Wesley Nally. The show, titled “Colors in the Life of an Artist,” captures everyday life through the eyes of the artist depicted in a range of expressive colors.

    The collection explores a coming of age for Nally who has grown as an artist through his life experiences. Each piece in the show was created to provoke thought using colors chosen to symbolize various emotions. The connection between subject and color helps to express the feelings behind each piece.

    Nally is an Indiana native from Blackford County who studied art as a student and previously served as the resident cartoonist for the Bruins School Newspaper while at Blackford High School. He says that this collection has been “a lifetime coming and serves as his reintroduction to the world of art.”

    The opening reception of “Colors in the Life of an Artist” will take place 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 July.

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

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    After Hours Art Reels: Young Frankenstein- Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels. July’s film is the 1974 Mel Brooks’ comedy “Young Frankenstein,” starring Gene Wilder and Madeleine Kahn. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for these great cult and art film classics!

    Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles Street at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area.

    Save the First Thursday dates for the films this summer. Go to http://www.downtownmuncie.org/after-hours-art-reels/ to see the trailers for all the films.

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

    Work by artist Chris Carroll with 3C Visual Studios Photo Gallery will be on view.

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

    Valhalla and The Heorot present “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!

  • July First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts 2nd Floor, Art Gallery 520 E Main, Muncie, IN 47305

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on July 6, 2017 for an opening reception and art show featuring the art of Wesley Nally. The show titled “Colors in the Life of an Artist” captures everyday life through the eyes of the artist depicted in a range of expressive colors. 

    The collection explores a coming of age for Nally who has grown as an artist through his life experiences. Each piece in the show was created to provoke thought using colors chosen to symbolize various emotions. The connection between subject and color helps to express the feelings behind each piece. 

    Nally is an Indiana native from Blackford County who studied art as a student and previously served as the resident cartoonist for the Bruins School Newspaper while at Blackford High School. He says that this collection has been “a lifetime coming and serves as his reintroduction to the world of art.” 

    The opening reception of “Colors in the Life of an Artist” will take place on Thursday, July 6 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 July.

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

Aug 3, 2017

Thursday

  • GindhART 5pm to 9pm @ Madjax Muncie First floor just outside Tribune Showprint 515 E Main Street
    We Are Living Art

    First Thursday
    August 3 2017
    5-9pm
    Madjax Muncie

    GindhART @Madjax
    Longtime local artist and designer Debra Gindhart Dragoo is in her Madjax Studio with new paintings, small painted furniture, and new recycle chic jewelry.
    Her art processes include but are not limited to Aerosols, Acrylics and Assemblage with commissions welcomed.
    Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments during First Thursday gallery walk.

  • August's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Old National Lot
    Bill Lett at Elm Street Brewing Co. "The Fifth Element," After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach Forever Young Children's Boutique, "Mom's Helping Mom's Benefit" Allison Smith, "Anaglygh 3D," Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Allison Smith, "510 W 27th Street & 555 W 22nd Street (Diptych)" National IPA Day, The Heorot GindhART @Madjax First Thursday with Debra Gindhart Dragoo #TellTodd Community Action Party: First Thursdays with the Planned Parenthood Summer of Defiance Tom Stader at Studio Exhale "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

    Elm Street Brewing (21+)
    519 N. Elm

    Elm Street Brewing Company will launch its participation in the First Thursday Gallery Walk series this month. The brewery will feature artwork created by its co-owner, Bill Lett.

    Bill is a native o​f​ Michigan but has lived large parts of his life in Colorado, California, and Muncie. He has completed over 1,000,000 square feet of historic preservation, hundreds of high end retail stores and restaurants, along with dozens of custom homes. With the help of his wife Robin Lett, Bill’s most recent and active project is the restoration of the Muncie Ice and Coal building.

    His artistic work spans many mediums and has most recently centered upon the creation of “Steel Tattoos” which have become the hallmark of Elm Street Brewing Company’s interior design. Join us on Thursday to hear the story of Bill’s creative inspiration and to see other works of art not presently on display.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    After Hours Art Reels: The Fifth Element- Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels. August’s film is the 1997 hit “The Fifth Element” starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for these great cult and art film classics!

    Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles Street at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area.

    Save the First Thursday dates for the films this summer. Go to http://www.downtownmuncie.org/after-hours-art-reels/ to see the trailers for all the films.

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles

    “Mom’s Helping Mom’s” Special Promotion: Forever Young Children’s Boutique is having a benefit for First Choice for Women. Bring a donation of baby wipes and/or diapers and receive special discounts! 5% off total purchase for one donated item, 10% for two items, and 15% for 3 items. They will also hold special extended hours from 5-7pm. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, August 3rd from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for the gallery’s first Fiber Arts Invitational. The exhibit will feature artwork by local and regional fiber artists. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    The Fiber Arts Invitational will introduce a variety of approaches to traditional and contemporary techniques being used in fiber arts today including hand weaving, industrial weaving, and felting. Exhibiting artists are Martina Celerin, Ann Land, and Allison Smith. Celerin is a fiber artist who creates dimensional weavings using reclaimed and recycled materials. Born in Prague, she now lives and works in Bloomington, Indiana. Land is an Insurance Agent by day and an artist by nature. Her most recent exploration with fiber arts are 2D and 3D felted works made in her Muncie studio. Smith received her BFA in Crafts, Textiles and Fine Arts minor from Kent State University in 2014. She is currently continuing her studies at Kent State University as she pursues her MFA in Crafts, Textiles. She combines various textile materials and techniques with a focus on dualities: hard and soft, rigid and fluid, geometric and organic.

    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. The Fiber Arts Invitational will be on view through Saturday, September 2nd and close with an afternoon artist reception and demonstration. The downtown gallery will also partner with their neighbor Yarn Stories, a local yarn store that has been serving the fiber arts community since 2015, to present small educational opportunities throughout the exhibition.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    We have a great idea on how to stay cool on a hot day! Come listen to hot music indoors. At Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison and Adams), we will be hosting classical guitarist Paul Reilly. Reilly will be featuring two 20th century composers, Joaquin Turina and Federica Moreno-Tamoba. The concert starts at 7:30pm and a reception will follow.

    Heorot Pub & Draught House (21+)
    219 S. Walnut

    First Thursday is national IPA Day and we're celebrating with 6 hoppy brews from Grand Rapids' Founders Brewing!

    Centennial IPA (65 IBU, 7.2%)
    Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter.

    All Day IPA (42 IBU, 4.7%)
    The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatics and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.

    Red's Rye IPA (70 IBU, 6.6%)
    Serious hop bitterness, along with an unyielding grapefruit bouquet from the Amarillo dry hop, balances the malty richness of four varieties of imported Belgian caramel malts. Pours a spectacular crimson with a creamy tan head. A generous addition of rye malt accentuates a spicy, crisp finish.

    reDANKulous (90 IBU, 9.5%)
    This bold, 9.5% imperial red IPA pours a pleasing burnt amber color. Caramalt and roasted barley introduce a subtle sweetness, but the hops are the true headliner in this big IPA. The spicy, piney and tropical complexities of Chinook, Mosaic and Simcoe hops hit you right away with their dank aroma – and they stick around. It’s not just ridiculous. It’s reDANKulous.

    Doom (86 IBU, 12.4%)
    Doom may be impending but that doesn’t mean you have to fear it. A collision of worlds, the intense hop character of our imperial IPA mingles with the warm vanilla and oak notes imparted from time spent in our favorite bourbon barrels. Like all good things, Doom comes to those who wait.

    10K IPA (75 IBU, 9.1%)
    Like many good things, 10K IPA was the result of a bet. Our Co-Founder offered our Brewmaster $10,000 to brew an IPA that got higher ratings than one of the notoriously best IPAs in the world. Our Brewmaster claims he never got that $10,000, but the beer world got an incredibly big and bold IPA, exploding with Simcoe hop flavor and just the right amount of malt sweetness. Win-win.

    Madjax Muncie
    514 E. Jackson St.

    GindhART @Madjax First Thursday with Debra Gindhart Dragoo

    Longtime local artist and designer Debra Gindhart Dragoo is in her Madjax Studio with new paintings, small painted furniture, new text pieces, green glam on vintage displays, and new recycle-chic jewelry available for purchase. Her art processes include but are not limited to Aerosols, Acrylics and Assemblage with commissions welcomed. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments from 5-9pm during First Thursday’s Gallery Walk.

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    For the month of August, Studio Exhale will feature the artwork of Tom Stader. His colorful work showcases the beauty of nature through his eyes. Opening reception is on First Thursday from 5-8pm.

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

    Valhalla and The Heorot present “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!

    Muncie YWCA
    310 E. Charles (Community Room)

    #TellTodd Community Action Party: First Thursdays with the Planned Parenthood Summer of Defiance

    Join the Planned Parenthood Summer of Defiance team Thursday, August 3rd from 5:30-7pm at the YWCA to help hold Senator Todd Young accountable! #TellTodd why YOU stand with Planned Parenthood and the 22 million Americans at risk of losing their healthcare if this new senate ‘healthcare’ bill is passed once and for all. Win a t-shirt, make a poster, decorate some cookies, and make your voice heard!

Sep 7, 2017

Thursday

  • GindhART @Madjax 65 Partay 5pm to 9pm @ Madjax Muncie 515 E Main Street

    GindhART @Madjax 65 Partay 
    Debra turns 65 during the month of September. She has a long standing ART-BIRTHDAY ritual with Downtown Muncie's First Thursday event. There will be celebratory treats(CAKE) and light refreshments. 
    First Thursday at Madjax Muncie is an opportunity 
    to meet the artist 
    September 7th 5-9pm 
    See a new text collection all art featuring aerosols, acrylics, and assemblage wall art. 
    There is also a new Green Glam Studio jewelry collection as well, Boho Funky includes earrings and tassel necklaces. Recycle chic is the way of Real Babes Recycle art anthem of long time artist/designer and educator Debra Gindhart Dragoo.

  • September's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Old National Lot
    Samantha Brummer, Cornerstone Center for the Arts "Moulin Rouge," After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach David Dale, "Odyssey," Gordy Fine Arts and Framing Harmony Cafe and Studio Newton's Cenotaph, IDIA Lab "Conservation Tales: Bats," at Made in Muncie "GindhART @Madjax 65 Partay," Madjax Maring-Hunt Library Community Garden Gateway to Growing Pavilion and Nature Play Pockets, Faculty: Pam Harwood, Muncie Makes Lab Lions Club Park in Yorktown, IN, Faculty: Sean Burns, Muncie Makes Lab “49262” at Exhibit Columbus, Faculty: Josh Coggeshall, Muncie Makes Lab Digital design and fabrication, Faculty: Richard Tursky, Muncie Makes Lab "Blues Jam," Valhalla

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

    Stacey Lee Webber is a 2005 alumnus of the School of Art and went on to receive an MFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Since that time, she has created her own metalsmithing and jewelry business, focusing on unconventional materials and low-impact, environmentally conscious practices. She has been exhibiting her work internationally and traveling North America, giving lectures and demonstrations. Her work was featured in the 40 under 40: Craft Futures, an exhibition at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, highlighting artists to watch in the field of contemporary crafts.

    On September 7th, the Atrium Gallery will be open 9:00am - 8:00pm .
    Objectified: A Solo Show by Stacey Lee Webber is on display August 21-September 20, 2017.
    The Atrium Gallery is on the first floor of the Art & Journalism Building on Ball State campus. Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday 1pm-4pm.
    The closing reception with Artist Talk will be held in the Atrium Gallery September 20, 2017 4-6pm.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    600 E. Main

    Tribune Showprint Posters and Book Arts Collaborative will be open this Thursday.  They will have a press inked up, and visitors can pull a print.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for a First Thursday Celebration on September 7th. September’s First Thursday happenings at Cornerstone will feature both an opening reception at Cornerstone Art Gallery as well as interactive demonstrations by Cornerstone instructors at Cornerstone Park.

    Samantha Brammer, owner of Samantha Rose Photography, has been a photographer for seven years. Her work focuses on creativity, documentary style, and capturing true emotion. As she continues to learn and grow as a photographer, she finds herself focusing on natural light, candid moments, and finding the beauty in any situation. Samantha, a Muncie-native, is in her fourth year at Ball State University and will be graduating in December with her degree in photojournalism and minors in sociology and graphic arts technology. The work featured in the collection is a variety of Samantha’s landscape, lifestyle, journalism, and studio work.

    The opening reception for the photography of Samantha Brammer, will take place on Thursday, September 7 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 September.

    Once you have enjoyed the photography in the Cornerstone Art Gallery, be sure to stop by Cornerstone Park at the corner of Madison and Main for visual and performing arts demonstrations. Belly Dance and Hip Hop/Contemporary dancers will utilize the stage, while visual artists demonstrate ceramic wheel throwing, painting, and graffiti/anime drawing. Cornerstone staff will be on hand to answer questions regarding upcoming fall classes, events, and workshops.

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

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    After Hours Art Reels: Moulin Rouge: Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks. September’s film will be Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for these great cult and art film classics! Plus, Fire and Brimstone Pizza Company will be serving food outside of the Fickle Peach from 5pm until dark.

    Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles Street at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Muncie Artist David Dale and Nashville Poet Andrew Hubbard collaborate to make more than 20 works of art inspired by East Central Indiana’s Red-tail Land Conservancy.  Fall exhibition and sale of their works to benefit Red-tail’s mission.

    Artist David Dale, well-known for his deep concern for the environment and natural resources, has partnered with Andrew Hubbard, who has published two books of poetry reflecting on the connectivity of humanity and nature. Their project is titled All About the Land:  Pastels of David Dale and Poetry of Andrew Hubbard.  An exhibition will open to the public at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company on September 7, 2017. Proceeds from sale of the work will benefit Red-tail Land Conservancy.

    “We at Gordy are so pleased to be a part if this project to highlight and support the important work of Red-tail,” said Gordy owners Barbara and Carl Schafer. “We are equally pleased to be the venue to welcome David Dale back to Muncie.”

    Hubbard and Dale met in Nashville Indiana where he moved after his retirement from David Dale Designs several years ago. They were neighbors and active members of the creative community there. Dale has since moved back to Muncie and asked Hubbard to partner with him in the creative community here. 

    Their art is inspired by visits to Red-tail lands, now totaling more than 2,600 acres at 36 sites in East-Central Indiana counties. “I work in the studio, but painting outdoors is my passion,” said Dale. “For each image, there is a poem by Andy sharing the same subject. Sometimes my painting responds to his poem, and other times his poem responds to my painting. They will be exhibited side by side.”

    “The experience of working in these remarkable settings is intensely rewarding,” Hubbard adds. “We hope that the works will enable you to participate in the vibrancy of a special place and time."

    Red-tail Land Conservancy’s mission is to preserve, protect, and restore natural areas and farm land in east central Indiana while increasing awareness of our natural heritage. “We hope Dale and Hubbard’s portrayals of these preserved sites will inspire Hoosiers to appreciate the splendor of nature and join Red-tail in its mission,” said Red-tail’s Education and Outreach Coordinator Julie Borgman.     

    “I look forward to any opportunity to walk in our woods, and love to accompany David and Andy on their visits,” said Executive Director Barry Banks. “I can’t wait to see the Red-tail renderings that will emerge.”

    Dale and Hubbard have also welcomed watercolorist, Jim Faulkner to collaborate on the exhibit. Dale and Faulkner have teamed-up over the years on many successful art projects, including the exhibit, “River Odyssey, Two Artists Follow the Wabash”, which toured several galleries and museums for over a year, starting with the Indiana State Museum and ending at Minnetrista Cultural Center before going to auction with a percent of proceeds going to support the Wabash River Heritage Corridor Commission’s educational and conservation programs.

    David Dale is well-known in East Central Indiana and beyond for his years as an interior designer, but now paints full time. He studied art the Fort Wayne School and Museum and has taught in the Ball State University School of Art.His major exhibits include, River Odyssey, Two Artists Follow the Wabash, and Oakhurst Gardnens through the Seasons. He has received numerous awards in competitions, including those hosted by The Hoosier Salon, Indiana Heritage Arts, Richmond Art Museum, and Minnetrista.

    Andrew Hubbard holds degrees in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and Columbia University. For most of his career, he worked as Director of Training for a number of major financial institutions. He is a well-known speaker on the topic of corporate training, and has authored three books and dozens of articles on the subject. He has published two books of poetry, Things That Get You, and The Divining Rod, both through Interactive Press. 

    Odyssey

    By Andrew Hubbard

    Imagine effortless perfection.

    Imagine this river

    Not making a wrong turn

    In a thousand years,

    Reflecting every leaf and cloud

    With passion and precision

    Nourishing the deep roots

    Of the silver maples

    Who offer tribute in return:

    Showers of golden leaves

    Gifted to the river current

    Wherever it may venture.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    Come down to the corner of Madison and Adams streets to Grace Episcopal Church for a concert of folk rock music. Steve Robert and the Jazz Manian Devils will be performing at 7:30pm. This is a local band that performs at community events, including Foodie Fridays during the summer and other local music revues in Muncie. The lead singer and guitar player, Steve Robert, is also known for leading drum circles here in Muncie.

    Harmony Café and Studio
    112 W. Jackson

    Harmony Dance Studio will have an open house for all levels of dancers and novices, with short mini lessons in swing and salsa dancing on the hour, every hour, from 5-8pm. Each lesson will be about 20 minutes long. They are great for people with or without a partner, and they are all free.

    Idia Lab
    223 S. Walnut St.

    Ball State University’s IDIA Lab will showcase recent virtual reality projects at 223 S. Walnut Street (the former Silo) during Muncie’s First Thursday. Stop by to explore selections from our immersive multiuser environments that use the HTC Vive VR headsets, including a simulation of the 1915 World’s Fair in San Francisco; a monumental, never-built design of a tomb for Sir Isaac Newton; and play basketball in a virtual gym. IDIA Lab staff and faculty will be on hand for questions about how these emerging technologies are being used in the arts, sciences and humanities. IDIA Lab is an interdisciplinary virtual reality and simulation lab at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning.

    Made in Muncie
    313 S Walnut Street

    “Conservation Tales: Bats”: Art exhibition and book sale. Learn more about the series about wildlife conservation for young readers (grades 3-5). Meet the Author, Tom J. McConnell, Ph.D., from the Department of Biology and Art Director, Barbara Giorgio from the School of Art at Ball State University. School of Art students will be available for book signing and to answer questions about the creative process, illustrators Sami Pfaff, Sierra Hensley, Janice Carter and Sarah DeMars; and graphic designer, Natalie Rokosz. 

    The first two books in the series The Cerulean Warbler and Bats will be available for purchase and you will get a sneak peek at the next two books in the series, Conservation Tales: Bees and Salamanders available January 2018.

    Learn more about the series at www.conservationtales.com

    Madjax Muncie
    514 E. Jackson St.

    GindhART @Madjax 65 Partay: Debra Gindhart Dragoo turns 65 during the month of September. She has a long standing ART-BIRTHDAY ritual with Downtown Muncie's First Thursday event. There will be celebratory treats (CAKE) and light refreshments from 5-9pm. First Thursday at Madjax Muncie is an opportunity to meet the artist. See a new text collection and art featuring aerosols, acrylics, and assemblage wall art. There is also a new Green Glam Studio jewelry collection as well, Boho Funky, which includes earrings and tassel necklaces. Recycle chic is the Real Babes Recycle art anthem of long time artist/designer and educator Debra Gindhart Dragoo.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    Maring-Hunt Library Community Garden Gateway to Growing Pavilion and Nature Play Pockets, Faculty: Pam Harwood

    The Maring-Hunt Library Community Garden Master Plan, its improvement and expansion, and a series of three Garden Pavilions and Nature Play Pockets were developed as useful spaces to address food insecurity in a USDA-designated food desert, cultivate community interaction and social activity, and provide learning opportunities for the Southview Elementary School students, Maring-Hunt Library patrons, and neighborhood families.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBpFa4U7N6A

    Lions Club Park in Yorktown, IN, Faculty: Sean Burns

    The permanent installation structure within Lions Club Park is a response to a vision by the Yorktown’s Council for the Arts and the Parks Department to help encourage more interaction and engagement for children at the site as well as serve as a gateway piece for a newly proposed pedestrian trail system that will be developed throughout the park.

    “49262” at Exhibit Columbus, Faculty: Josh Coggeshall

    Located at Central Middle School in Columbus Indiana, 49262 is one of 6 university installations showcasing the cutting-edge work of Midwestern universities with masters programs in architecture.

    Digital design and fabrication, Faculty: Richard Tursky

    This seminar looked at automata and other mechanical devices as inspiration for the development of robotic architecture (transformable spaces) to develop critical and prototypical projects.

    Digital and Design Toolmaking, Faculty: Dan Eisinger

    The Digital and Design Toolmaking elective at CAP challenged architecture students to engage concepts including design theory, design representation and computation through the development of tools and machines that act as proxies of the designer in the production of physical design artifacts.

    Experimental Structures in Cross-Laminated-Timber, Faculty: Philipp Heidemann

    The workshop aimed at speculating on the structural and aesthetic potential of Cross-Laminated-Timber (CLT) as a versatile and relatively new construction material, using 3d-modeling and -fabrication and resulting in a proposal for a pavilion as a temporary focal point of student life on the Ball State University Campus on an open space between the Noyer Complex and Studebaker West.

    United Way of Delaware County
    Walnut St.

    Happening in the midst of downtown Muncie's First Thursday event, United Way of Delaware County’s 2017 Campaign Kick-Off is a celebration open to all members of our community!

    Join us on Walnut Street for live music from the Bahama Llama Band, Carl Storie, Cook and Belle, and Jennifer Stanley, and taste limited-edition flavors from local brewers such as The Heorot, Elm Street, New Corner, and Guardian. Party alongside Pacesetter companies and community leaders between Adams and Charles Street. Eat at local restaurants, such as Vera Mae's and Casa Del Sol, where 10% of the profits will be donated to the UWDC campaign. Ball State’s Charlie Cardinal, cheerleaders, and Code Red Dancers will be there engaging with fans of all ages. Stick around for comments from Campaign Chair Casey Stanley, United Way Worldwide CEO Brian Gallagher, and new Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns at 7 p.m.

    You won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate community and impact with your neighbors right here in Delaware County!

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

    Valhalla and The Heorot present “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!

     

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Nov 2, 2017

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  • November's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Multiple locations
    Jacinda Russell, "Thunderbird Motel, Marfa Texas," The Atrium Gallery Ryan Sparrow, "Che Mural," Book Arts Collaborative Marvin Groves, "Lion Jumping," Cornerstone Center for the Arts Linda Riedel Ellis, "Blooming Pink," The Fickle Peach Holiday Showcase, Gordy Fine Art and Framing Sale and Truffle Release at Queer Chocolatier Jeff Bracket, ""Life's Patterns," Savage's Alehouse David Zeiler, "The Magic of Madness," Studio Exhale Michelle Duran, "Sugar Skull Demo and Decorating," Twin Archer Brewpub "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

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

    Jacinda Russell: Autobiography in Water
    The Ball State University School of Art Atrium Gallery will have extended hours for November’s First Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for Jacinda Russell’s exhibition “Autobiography in Water.”

    From November 1-11, 2017, the Atrium Gallery proudly presents a solo exhibition of Russell’s series of artworks, which were completed during her sabbatical leave of spring 2016, as well as related work that ranges from 2013-2017. Russell will conduct a Gallery Talk at 5:00 p.m. during the 4:00-6:00 p.m. opening reception on November 2.

    In her artist’s statement Russell states, “Autobiography in Water depicts water as a source of renewal, leisure, tradition, longing, helplessness and fear, as well as a delineator of space and the passage and suspension of time. It is site-specific, and since July 2013 it has required extensive travel throughout Texas, Idaho, the Pacific Northwest, California, Arizona, Florida, the Canadian Rockies, Iceland and New Zealand. The artworks depict the places I took for granted before moving to the Midwest and those where one visit altered the course of the future. They also include the unknown, those sites for which I yearn, where my story is yet unwritten. The pools, rivers, lakes and oceans offer continuity and familiarity in an effort to connect me to the locales that I long to call home.”

    To fulfill her sabbatical requirements Russell performed two artist-in-residencies. She spent March 2016 at Playa in Summer Lake, Oregon and May 2016 at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Brush Creek, Wyoming. The locations visited in spring 2016 to complete the series were: 17 days driving from the northernmost point of the North Island to the southernmost point of the South Island on her fifth trip to New Zealand, and visits to the locales of Lake Tahoe and the Arizona Inn in Tucson were also included.

    Russell is an Associate Professor of Art and teaches in the School of Art Photography / Intermedia area.

    The School of Art Atrium Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays 1-4 p.m.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    600 E. Main

    “Return to Cuba: Photographs by Ryan Sparrow”
    “Return to Cuba: Photographs by Ryan Sparrow” will be on view throughout the month of November at Book Arts Collaborative. Come by during First Thursday to check out the work on view and buy some photographs and other gifts at reasonable prices. Sparrow has led several photographers on tour of Cuba since its borders opened to US citizens in 2016. An accomplished photojournalist, Sparrow will show and sell his work on the walls of Book Arts Collaborative in the Madjax building throughout the month of November. Proceeds go entirely to the artist.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts will be open from 5-8pm on First Thursday for a viewing of wildlife photography by Marvin Groves.

    While Groves continues to stay very much engaged in all photographic styles, he has developed a love of nature and wildlife photography. He has produced many award-winning images throughout his travels. His photography includes but is not limited to: wolves in Minnesota, wild horses in Wyoming, and many varieties of smaller animals. He has traveled to Alaska to capture images of Black, Grizzly, Brown and Kodiak bears.  In 2016 he journeyed to the Arctic on a Russian Icebreaker to photograph Polar Bears, walrus and seals. As exciting as all these opportunities have been, none compare to his 2017 trip to Tanzania, Africa where he photographed all the big cats plus elephants, gazelles, giraffes, several species of birds and so much more.

    On Wednesday, November 1s at 5:30pm in the Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor, Groves will give a special photography presentation. Groves will project his photography onto the big screen in the E.B. Ball Auditorium at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. He will share the tales of his travels to Africa and firsthand experience in capturing these majestic creatures on film.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    The Fickle Peach will host an exhibition of photography by Linda Riedel Ellis. Riedel Ellis is a third generation photographer living in Daleville and has been doing photography for 41 years, starting at Highland High School on a yearbook and newspaper staff. After graduation, she continued photographing weddings, seniors, sports teams, Saint John’s Hospital, Community Hospital, Anderson Christian School, North Anderson Church, Travis Construction, commercial work, and has won many awards.  Her father, Harvey Riedel, is a well-known photographer from Anderson Indiana that taught her how to become successful with photography. His work can be seen on YouTube.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open its Holiday Art Showcase on First Thursday, November 2nd from 5-8 PM. A feast for the eyes, the Holiday Art Showcase offers works of art by more than 25 East Central Indiana artists as dozens of drawings, jewelry, paintings, prints, and pottery pieces fill the gallery. Carl and Barbara Schafer will introduce the show during a brief talk at 6:15. 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.

    Prices range from $1 to $2,000, with most falling between $30 to $200. From whimsical “Funcie” signs and shirts to handcrafted mugs and plates. Paintings capturing Indiana’s rural landscapes in various media to handbound journals and letterpress cards.

    “The Holiday Art Showcase is a great opportunity to find unique holiday gifts with a connection to the city we live in,” says Gordy owners Barbara and Carl Schafer. “Often our customers are shopping for friends who have moved away from Muncie, or for their grown children who need something special to remember their hometown.  Useful things such as mugs, bowls, and t-shirts are popular since they are used every day.”

    The show will run through December 31st. New works will be added throughout the holiday season to replace things that are purchased and removed.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    It’s getting cooler but the music is still hot. Singer, songwriter, and guitar player Bryce Taylor will be performing at 7:30pm at Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison and Adams). Taylor is a local musician who enjoys playing in intimate settings like house concerts. Come and enjoy an awesome evening with great music and a really nice reception that follows the concert.

    Harmony Café and Studio
    112 W. Jackson

    Please join Harmony Studio and Cafe and High Street United Methodist Church for a special dance performance on the corner of Walnut and Jackson from 6-7:30pm. Several performers will be doing salsa dancing and others will hand out flyers to promote a fundraising dance for Puerto Rico on November 12th at High Street United Methodist Church.

    The Queer Chocolatier
    405 S. Walnut St. Suite 204

    Queer Chocolatier is a new, local queer women-owned chocolate shop selling chocolate truffles and a line of art pieces for the home called Homo Décor. Owned by Morgan Roddy and Cheri Ellefson, Queer Chocolatier crafts chocolate truffles in both classic (with dairy) and vegan (non-dairy) options. Truffles as well as Homo Décor items can be purchased at our website: www.queerchocolatier.com or at our retail location. For November’s First Thursday event, we will have new Homo Décor pieces available as well as feature the release of our truffle flavor of the month: Hazelnut Crunch.

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

    Savage’s Alehouse will host an exhibition by Jeff Bracket titled “Life’s Patterns.” Brackett is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Ball State. His freeform, pattern-heavy, artwork aims to transform life’s often-elusive patterns into “tangible ones,” filled with tensions between simplicity and complexity, as seen in this series of ink drawings.

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    Studio Exhale will host an exhibition titled “The Magic of Madness” by David Zeiler. Zeiler is a local mixed-media artist that includes acrylic, pencil, pen & ink, and 3-D. Subject matter of his works range from dinosaurs and Harry Potter to mental health issues and horror. Fine art has become his passion and therapy, helping him deal with PTSD from his time in the Marine Corps.

    Twin Archer Brewpub (all ages)
    17 W. Charles St.

    Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Demo and Decorating
    Dr. Michelle Duran, a specialist in Mexican Art, will be setting up an altar for Day of the Dead (which is on First Thursday!). She will also have blank sugar skulls for kids and adult to decorate (all materials provided) and take home. (Sugar skulls are traditionally made for Day of the Dead.) Come learn about Mexican art and traditions and make your own Day of the Dead skull!

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

    Valhalla and The Heorot present “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!

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Dec 7, 2017

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  • December's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Multiple locations
    Light up DWNTWN Katherine Thomas, "Place in Between," The Atrium Gallery BFA Thesis Exhibition, The Atrium Gallery Annual Holiday Showcase, Gordy Fine Art and Framing Eugene Boyd, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Jasen Combs, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Virtual Downhill Ski Jump, IDIA Lab Holiday Open House, Kirk's Bike Shop Glass Ornament Sale, Glass Alliance at Ball State University, Made in Muncie "100 Stories, 100 Dreams," Muncie Land Bank, Madjax Muncie GindhART at Madjax Muncie Community Garden Master Plan, Maring-Hunt Library “Beef Baby, Beef Baby, Beef Baby,” Muncie Makes Lab White Chocolate Peppermint Truffles, Queer Chocolatier Blues Jam, Valhalla

    Light Up DWNTWN
    Various locations in Downtown Muncie

    Light Up DWNTWN, powered by AEP will be held on First Thursday, December 7th, from 5-8pm 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.) @ 6:00pm. Join us as Santa, Charlie Cardinal,and Muncie Fire Department light up the community holiday tree! MCS Elementary School Choirs will perform with Muncie Civic Theater singers at 5:45pm along. Everyone is invited to join inthe festivities. Afterward, the choir will be performing in front of the theatre where there will be a hot chocolate bar. 

    Canan Commons will also be the location for the “Holiday Makers Market”, featuring nearly 50 artists, in a heated tent. Kiddie Express train, fire pits, and concessions will also be available. Brian Blair’s holiday sculptures will be on display at the park throughout the holiday season.

    For more information, please visit our website @ downtownmuncie.org.

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

    The School of Art Atrium Art Gallery will have extended hours from 4-8pm for an opening reception for four BFA Exhibitions from School of Art students. The show will feature the work of Katherine Thomas, Griffith Williams, Sasan Kayyad, and Thomas Williamson.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    “Cornerstone Center for the Arts Ceramics Showcase”

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for a gallery exhibition of art created through Cornerstone’s ceramic classes. This showcase will feature artwork by skilled instructors Jasen Combs and Eugene Boyd as well as many of their talented students. The student work ranges from those that have been working with clay for a short time, to students that have worked with clay for nearly a decade. The exhibition features a range of ceramic pieces, from vases and bowls to elaborate wall hangings, many of which will be for sale. Cornerstone is proud to showcase instructors Jasen Combs and Eugene Boyd along with their students.

    Jasen Combs has been teaching at Cornerstone Center for the Arts for 14 years. Combs received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Ball State University in 1996 and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Ceramics in 2001. He creates both wheel thrown pottery as well as hand built altered wall hangings. His teaching philosophy is to let the students experience the clay with all their senses.  He wants them to touch, feel and make the clay move. Combs loves it when they have no previous experience with clay and he can watch how they develop and grow in the class.

    Eugene Boyd became familiar with Cornerstone Center for Arts when his granddaughter began taking ballet and piano classes. Boyd took a ceramics class in 2011 at Cornerstone, and fell in love with clay. He continued taking classes at Cornerstone as well as working with a well-known potter in the community. Now, Boyd has his own studio, and teaches ceramics to adults and children at Cornerstone. He enjoys the opportunity to share his passion with his students and hopes they enjoy working with clay as much as he does.

    The opening reception for the Cornerstone Ceramics Showcase, will take place on Thursday, December 7, 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 December.

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

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization with a mission to nurture community connections by providing opportunities for creative expression, educational programs, and events in a historic setting.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    “Annual Holiday Art Showcase and the Introduction of Online ART sales”

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will celebrate its ongoing Holiday Art Showcase on First Thursday, December 7th from 5-8 PM. A feast for the eyes, the Holiday Art Showcase offers works of art by more than 25 East Central Indiana artists as dozens of drawings, jewelry, paintings, prints, and pottery pieces fill the gallery. Carl and Barbara Schafer will discuss the show during a brief talk at 6:15. They will also introduce the new Online ART sales now featured on gordyframing.com   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.

    Holiday Art Showcase prices range from $1 to $2,000, with most falling between $30 to $200. From whimsical “Funcie” signs and shirts to handcrafted mugs and plates. Paintings capturing Indiana’s rural landscapes in various media to handbound journals and letterpress cards.

    “The Holiday Art Showcase and the new Online ART sales offer great opportunities to find unique holiday gifts with a connection to the city we live in,” says Gordy owners Barbara and Carl Schafer.  “Often our customers are shopping for friends who have moved away from Muncie, or for their grown children who need something special to remember their hometown.  Useful things such as mugs, bowls, and t-shirts are popular since they are used every day.”

    The show will run throughout the holiday season and new works will be continually added to replace things that are purchased and removed. 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.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    Begin the holiday season with a concert of viola music. At Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison and Adams) the Ball State Viola Choir will be performing works by composers Brahms, Waelput, Scriabin, Bennet, and Sullivan. The concert will begin at 5:30pm with a reception to follow. Come and support these excellent young musicians.

    Idia Lab
    223 S. Charles St.

    Ball State University’s IDIA Lab will showcase recent virtual reality projects at 223 S. Walnut Street (the former Silo) during Muncie’s First Thursday / Light Up Downtown. Stop by to explore select winter themed works from our immersive multiuser environments that use the HTC Vive VR headsets, including an interactive winter sports simulator and haptic artwork. IDIA Lab staff and faculty will be on hand for questions about how these emerging technologies are being used in the arts, sciences and humanities. IDIA Lab is an interdisciplinary virtual reality and simulation center at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning.

    Kirk’s Bike Shop
    124 S. Walnut St.

    Join us on the evening of First ThursdayDowntown Muncie for our holiday open house. Check out new products for 2018, enter our raffle to win awesome prizes, and enjoy special pricing on bicycles, helmets, racks, and all the riding essentials. Special discounts on gift cards and remaining 2017 inventory. Light refreshments will be served! Don't miss it!

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut

    Glass Ornaments from the Glass Alliance at Ball State will be available for purchase at Made in Muncie on December 7th at First Thursday. Prices may vary between $20-$30. Makes a perfect stocking stuffer or a gift for family! Earlier in the week on Saturday, December 2nd from 6-9pm, the Glass Alliance at Ball State will be hosting a Glass Ornament demonstration at the Glick Center (located on University Avenue on BSU’s campus).

    Made in Muncie will also be hosting the Annual Muncie Artist guild show. Artwork will be on display through both December and January with an opening reception on December 7th from 5-8pm. A variety of media ranging from drawing, painting, printmaking, and various other media will be on display from local artists from Delaware and Madison counties. Join us to celebrate the final First Thursday Event of the year. Many artworks will be for sale just in time for the holidays.

    Madjax Muncie
    Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint at Madjax

    Tribune Showprint and Book Arts Collaborative will be open with stocking stuffers and holiday gifts. Both locations are in the Madjax Building. Tribune Showprint is located at 501 E. Main and Book Arts Collaborative is adjacent at 600 E. Main.

    Muncie Land Bank (at Madjax)
    Muncie Land Bank, in collaboration with Ball State University invites the residents of Muncie to participate in a project to help celebrate our creation: 100 stories and 100 dreams for abandoned properties. Tonight, we will collect your stories and ideas for blighted properties and share some proposals created by Ball State University students. Light refreshments will be provided. Join us in achieving our goal of establishing a strong land bank for Muncie!

    GindhART at Madjax Muncie, 2nd floor
    Muncie artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo will exhibit for First Thursday gallery walk 5-9pm. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

    Gindhart Dragoo, is presenting her outspoken commentary designs through her visual art. “I am a spoken word artist as well, so it has been my voice and poetry flowing through the paint—be it aerosol, acrylics, assemblage, or otherwise—it’s tactile and telling,” says Gindhart Dragoo. Her work will tells the story of a young girl-artist-woman, giving voice all and told through vibrant colors sprinkled with spray art.

    Debra Gindhart Dragoo always outspoken and creative, she’s poured her energy, over the years, into various projects, both personal and community-wide. She’s practiced her love of spoken-word poetry at various First Thursday events, and has showcased her Green Glam Studio line of environmentally friendly jewelry, which is also available at Madjax Muncie. 

    “I believe that life passes from our art. We evolved with age and, hence, our style and media evolve. My art is storytelling using strokes and spray,” says Debra Gindhart Dragoo. “My art has been fiber and paint and public. Through years of community outreach arts programming, I hold multi-generational projects close to my artist heart. This show reflects the information gathered in my different age progressions. Art is in my spirit, resounding from my soul."

    Maring-Hunt Library
    301 E. Jackson St.

    The Maring-Hunt Library Community Garden Master Plan, its improvement and expansion, and a series of Garden Pavilions and Nature Play Pockets were designed and developed as useful spaces to address food insecurity in a USDA-designated food desert, cultivate community interaction and social activity, and provide learning opportunities for the Southview Elementary School students, Maring-Hunt Library patrons, and neighborhood families. On exhibit for December's Art Walk will be the design drawings, process of building photos, full scale mock-ups, and the resultant Community Build of a Market and Educational Pavilion, and an Outdoor Kitchen surrounding the Community Garden at Maring-Hunt Library. We hope that you can come to see the work of the Immersive Learning Community Design Build Studio for Ball State University’s ARCH 401 students.


    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    Muncie Makes Lab presents “Beef Baby, Beef Baby, Beef Baby,” a collection of work by ten student and alumni artists from Ball State’s School of Art. The work—including submissions by Ally Burch, Sarah Fischer, Sarah Lassiter, Teddy Lepley, Lexi Musselman, Lily Rawson, Emma J. Rohlfing, Katherine Thomas, Grif Williams, & Tom Williamson, and curated by Benjamin M. Slightom—covers a wide range of media and subject matter from drawing to video art, food to social critique. Together, the body of work begins to frame a range of difficult questions about society today and offers wildly poignant and often humorous responses to these pressing issues.

    The Queer Chocolatier
    405 S. Walnut St. Suite 204

    Queer Chocolatier is a new, local queer women-owned chocolate shop selling chocolate truffles and a line of art pieces for the homecalled Homo Décor. Owned by Morgan Roddy and Cheri Ellefson, Queer Chocolatiercrafts chocolate truffles in both classic (with dairy) and vegan (non-dairy) options.Truffles as well as Homo Décor items can be purchased at our website:www.queerchocolatier.com or at our retail location.

    For the December First Thursday event, we will have new Homo Décor pieces available as well as feature the release of two new truffle flavors, a Winter Seasonal Truffle and a December Flavor of the Month. We encourage folks to come in out of the cold, come upstairs, and enjoy a sip of hot chocolate and mingle with other chocolate-loving enthusiasts!

    Winter Seasonal Flavor: Milk Chocolate Gingerbread
    December Flavor of the Month: White Chocolate Peppermint

    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!

  • Muncie Makers Market presents our Holiday Gift Market at Light Up DWNTWN! 5pm to 8pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St

    The Muncie Makers Market is teaming up with the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership to bring our Holiday Gift Market to Light Up DWNTWN! 

    Come see Santa Claus and Charlie Cardinal go up on the big Muncie Fire Department firetruck ladder to light up Downtown Muncie in the Community Tree Lighting ceremony and SHOP LOCAL in our HEATED TENT. Unique and wonderful gifts for all will be for sale by local artisans and makers in the Holiday Gift Market. Fresh food, art, handmade crafts, all by the local vendors of the Muncie Makers Market. Live entertainment with the Muncie Community School Choirs, the Kiddie Express train, fire pits and s’mores, and Brian Blair’s holiday sculptures will all be at Canan Commons too. Don’t miss this Muncie holiday tradition, fun for your whole family!

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Mar 1, 2018

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  • 2018 Young Artist Exhibition Reception 5:30pm @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts Colonnade Room 520 E Main, Muncie, IN 47305

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts, in partnership with PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, will host the Young Artist Exhibition on Thursday, March 1 for school-age children in Delaware County. The show will feature the artwork of students in kindergarten through twelfth grades who reside in or attend school in Delaware County. The public reception on March 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. will take place in the Colonnade Room at Cornerstone Center for the Arts in conjunction with First Thursday with awards being announced at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

    This is the second year for the show which will feature both 2D and 3D artwork submitted by hundreds of local students. Entries will be placed into four grade categories: kindergarten-second, third-fifth, sixth-eighth, and ninth-twelfth. Submissions will be accepted at Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ second floor information desk until Friday, February 23. Teachers may submit up to 10 pieces of work or students may submit up to three of their own pieces with assistance from a parent or guardian. Prize packages, including cash awards, will be awarded for first, second, third, and honorable mentions in each category. A panel of community judges will select winners prior to the public reception.

    Winning artwork will be on display at Cornerstone Center for the Arts during the month of April. The opening reception for the winners showcase will be held on Thursday, April 5 in which all winners are invited to attend and share their work with the public. Additionally, winning artwork may be displayed at PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union’s three locations.

    More information about the Young Artist Exhibition, including submission forms, guidelines, and rules is available online at youngartistexhibition.com or by calling Cornerstone at 765-281-9503.

  • 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

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Thursday

  • Young Artist Winners Reception 5pm @ Heritage Room Cornerstone Center for the Arts

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union will host a reception and art show featuring the winners of the 2018 Young Artist Exhibition. The reception will take place in the Heritage Room on the second floor of Cornerstone in conjunction with April’s First Thursday, on April 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. The top four pieces from each grade category will be on display. This reception is open to the winning artists, their families, teachers, and any art lovers in our community. Refreshments will be provided by Mr. Mouse. After of the winners’ reception, the artwork will be showcased at PrimeTrust’s three branches.

    Winners in the kindergarten through second grade category were first place – Shiloh Ramos of East Washington Academy, second place – Annabelle Carter of East Washington Academy, third place – homeschooled, Peter Gestwicki, and honorable mention – Parker Shelley of West View Elementary.

    The third through fifth grade category winners were first place – Chloe Miller Southview Elementary, second place – Reese Ullman of West View Elementary, third place – Kathryn Enos of East Washington Academy, and honorable mention – Etienne Renet of East Washington Academy.

    The prizewinners in the sixth through eighth grade category were first place – Haley Blanchard of Delta Middle School, second place – Cori Chapman of Delta Middle School, third place – Hazel Crow of Burris Laboratory School, and honorable mention – Eden Richey of Delta Middle School.

    In the ninth through twelfth grade category the top pieces were first place – Katelyn Wade of Delta High School, second place – Shelby Hathaway of Yorktown High School, third place – Claire George of Delta High School, and honorable mention – Hezekiah Tyler of Burris High School.

    Be sure to join Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union in celebrating the winners of the 2018 Young Artist Exhibition on Thursday, April 5.

     

  • April's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
    "Stand Together" with A Better Way Allyssa Burch at The Atrium Gallery, Ball State University Lily Rawson at The Atrium Gallery, Ball State University Beyond I CAN at Dandelions Boutique Young Artists Exhibition Winners, Cornerstone Center for the Arts GindhART at Madjax Rosie Sampley of Gordy Fine Art and Framing Marek Peretta of Gordy Fine Art and Framing "Conservation Tales" at Made in Muncie Jess Matthews, "Freak Show" at Madjax, 2nd floor “Vis Com Senior Show 2018" at Muncie Makes Lab “College of Architecture and Planning Design Selections" at Muncie Makes Lab: "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

    A Better Way
    Corner of Walnut St. and Charles St.

    "Stand Together" with A Better Way Services to show support to victims of sexual assault. This event is in connection with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, themed "Embrace Your Voice."  

    At 5 PM, we will have educational material available for review and supplies to create a sign representing your feelings of sexual assault. You may choose to represent a silent victim, hold a sign of statistics, or represent yourself as an ally. Please come and use your creativity to show support to survivors, stand up to victim blaming, correct harmful misconceptions, promote everyday consent, and practice healthy communication with children.

    We will be holding this event at the South end of Walnut Street, near the Walnut Street and Charles Street intersection. At 5:30 PM, we will stand in solidarity for 30 minutes showing victims we are there to support them.  

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

    “MFA Creative Project Exhibition”: The School of Art Atrium Gallery will have a closing reception from 4:00-6:00 PM with extended viewing hours until 8 PM. The show features the artwork of Allyssa Burch and Lily Rawson, who are specializing in Glass at the Marilyn Glick Glass Center for the capstone experience required of graduate students as they complete their 3rd Year Creative Project for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in studio art. The exhibition runs from Tuesday, March 27 to Friday, April 6.

    The Atrium Gallery is located adjacent to the Atrium Food Court on the First Floor of the Art & Journalism Building. Atrium Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Closed Sundays and all Ball State breaks and holidays.

    Beyond I Can at Dandelions Boutique
    120 S. Walnut St.

    Beyond I CAN will be set up in Dandelions Flowers & Gifts Shop on First Thursday. We will have a table set up with pottery and cards for purchase inside Dandelions. Some of the Artisans and staff will be there. We will have information cards about our services and contact info available as well.

    Beyond I CAN is a creative day services program. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities through the experience of running their own business; from artistic design and production, to marketing and sales with assistance of staff. We provide an integrated work place where there is respect for all. Artisans can work in their own unique way, take pride in their work accomplishments and give to their community.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    600 E. Main

    Book Arts Collaborative will have an exhibition of a selection of vintage posters from the Tribune Showprint archives.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    “Young Artist Exhibition Winners:"
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union will host a reception and art show featuring the winners of the 2018 Young Artist Exhibition. The reception will take place in the Heritage Room on the second floor of Cornerstone in conjunction with April’s First Thursday, on April 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. The top four pieces from each grade category will be on display. This reception is open to the winning artists, their families, teachers, and any art lovers in our community. Refreshments will be provided by Mr. Mouse. After of the winners’ reception, the artwork will be showcased at PrimeTrust’s three branches.

    Winners in the kindergarten through second grade category were first place – Shiloh Ramos of East Washington Academy, second place – Annabelle Carter of East Washington Academy, third place – homeschooled, Peter Gestwicki, and honorable mention – Parker Shelley of West View Elementary.

    The third through fifth grade category winners were first place – Chloe Miller Southview Elementary, second place – Reese Ullman of West View Elementary, third place – Kathryn Enos of East Washington Academy, and honorable mention – Etienne Renet of East Washington Academy.

    The prizewinners in the sixth through eighth grade category were first place – Haley Blanchard of Delta Middle School, second place – Cori Chapman of Delta Middle School, third place – Hazel Crow of Burris Laboratory School, and honorable mention – Eden Richey of Delta Middle School.

    In the ninth through twelfth grade category the top pieces were first place – Katelyn Wade of Delta High School, second place – Shelby Hathaway of Yorktown High School, third place – Claire George of Delta High School, and honorable mention – Hezekiah Tyler of Burris High School.

    Be sure to join Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union in celebrating the winners of the 2018 Young Artist Exhibition on Thursday, April 5.

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

    Muncie painter, Debra Gindhart, celebrates April's First Thursday from 5-9pm in her new gallery/studio at Madjax Muncie. There will be an opening reception to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments while sipping some wine and taking in the view. The show includes "Red White Blue & Screwed,” Gindhart's homage to POTUS Trump and "Not your Grandmother's Tablecloth" series two, as well as layers of aerosols using vintage motifs and patriotic colors. There is also a new collection of Green Glam Studio recycled earrings, Boho Tassels, and Peace Elephants. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing introduces Rosie Sampley as the newest member of our team, Thursday April 5, 5 – 8 pm.   

    Barbara and Carl Schafer are pleased to showcase our strong experienced team at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company who work directly with customers to meet a variety of framing needs. 

    The newest member to the team is Rosie Sampley.  Many will remember Rosie as the owner from 1996 until 2013 of Rosie’s Custom Frames, an institution in Muncie for regional needle pointers and cross-stitchers.  Besides her expertise in the needle arts, she also specializes in creating shadow boxes that can capture unique personal memories from vacations to sporting evets. Rosie brings a down-to-earth approach to framing and preserving family treasures.  She believes that anything can be framed and has over thirty years of experience doing just that.

    Mark Perretta joined our team last fall and brings a strong visual eye through his experience as an artist, culinary talent, and fabricator and installer of sculpture. Mark is strong in all areas of framing and is focusing his talent making our original line of Schafer-Gordy frames which are gilded and finished by hand from raw wood.

    Owners Carl and Barbara Schafer have over 25 years each in the museum world working with artists and caring for works of art and historic artifacts.  They have first-hand knowledge of preservation framing and how to showcase artworks in a frame that enhances the beauty of the art.  Carl has special expertise restoring antique frames as well as crafting from appropriate frames from scratch that compliment all types and periods of artworks.   “Gordy is thrilled to bring together these varied skills and approaches to framing under one roof so anyone walking in our door can feel comfortable.  We have the best framers in East Central Indiana helping you,” says Barbara Schafer. 

    Please join Barbara, Carl, Mark and Rosie on First Thursday, April 5th for an open house from 5 until 8 with food and drink and as always a place to see friends.

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut

    “Conservation Tales: Bees and Salamanders with a sneak peak of Manatees, Sea Turtles, and Seahorses.”

    Art exhibition and book sale. Learn more about the series on wildlife conservation for young readers (grades 3-5). Meet the Author, Tom J. McConnell, Ph.D., from the Department of Biology and Art Director and Barbara Giorgio from the School of Art at Ball State University. School of Art illustrators, designers, photographer, and educators will be available for book signings and to answer questions about the creative process.

    Four books in the series will be available for purchase:
    Cerulean Warbler, Bats, Salamanders, Bees

    Get a sneak peek at the next three books in the series to be available June 2018:
    Manatees, Sea Turtles, Seahorses

    Learn more about the series at www.conservationtales.com

    Madjax Muncie
    514 E. Jackson St. 2nd fl.

    Freak Shows: The Main Attraction by Jess Matthews”

    Come one, Come All! This interactive exhibit surrounds you in conditions that people deemed as "freaks" faced everyday. Multiple facts are brought up in humorous ways to allow this hardening information easier to take in. My senior campaign focuses on bringing the light of the stage to the "freaks" and to make people aware of their actual diseases/disabilities rather than the cruel names they were known for.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    “Vis Com Senior Show 2018 and CAP Design Selections”
    There will be an opening reception from 5-8pm at Muncie Makes Lab for two design shows:

    The Vis Com Senior Show is an exhibit by the graduating class of Graphic Design students at Ball State University, School of Art. Students will show their capstone design campaign — a multifaceted project that will represent the culmination of their design education by demonstrating a connection between academic theory and practice of design.

    College of Architecture and Planning Professor Ana De Brea will also be presenting selected works from her fourth year design studio and her personal investigations. 

    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!

     

Apr 27, 2018

Friday

May 3, 2018

Thursday

  • Muncie YART - The Yard Sale for Art! 5pm to 9pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St
    YART - The Yard Sale for Art!

    ~ YART - A Yard Sale for Art! ~
    In Downtown Muncie, Indiana every Spring and Fall!

    - All artists manage their own displays and sales!

    - We keep a yard sale vibe with all art priced at $40 and below!

    - Meet the artists making LIVE art! 

    - Children's Hands-On ArtSpace!

    - All kinds of art made by all kinds of artists!

    - Everyone is welcome! 

    - YART is FREE to attend!

    - Artists: There is no vending fee for YART and YART does not take a cut of your sales. You'll need your own display and we suggest some chairs. YART is outdoors, so plan for heat, wind, and hopefully not rain. ;) Make contact to reserve your space NOW! :)

    - LIVE entertainers are very welcome! 

    - MissMoth@Gmail.com

  • The Spring 2018 Muncie YART - A Yard Sale for Art! 5pm to 9pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St

    Muncie, Indiana – YART is Coming! 

    YART is a Yard Sale for Art! YART began in Muncie, Indiana with students at Ball State University and continues here and in several U.S. cities - a Muncie original! The Muncie YART is now held Downtown, at Canan Commons, twice a year, Spring and Fall, on the First Thursday of every May and October. 

    This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together Artists and Art patrons in a casual and unique setting. The Spring 2018 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the May 2018 First Thursday Gallery Walk on Thursday, May 3rd, from 5-9pm. YART will ring the park at Canan Commons, Muncie's great urban greenspace park and amphitheater at the roundabout on South Walnut Street in Downtown Muncie, Indiana. 

    All forms of Art are welcome at YART! Art of all kinds, by all kinds of Artists! YART encourages interaction between Artists and the community, hoping to make Art more accessible, especially to those who think they cannot afford to buy Art for themselves and their homes. To this goal, all YART Art will be priced below $40! YART works to enable local creative entrepreneurs and to improve the Muncie economy. Shop local, support independents, enjoy your town! 

    Last YART featured over 100 Artists! Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART to meet the public, discuss their Art, handle sales personally, and some Artists will be making Art LIVE at YART! This is a great opportunity to enjoy your family interacting with local culture in a dynamic, lively, and relaxed atmosphere. We love kids and there will be lots of fun stuff for them at Canan Commons too! 

    The Spring 2018 Muncie YART will feature a wide variety of handmade jewelry, photography, clothing, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, fused glass, ceramics, knits, pottery, candles, toys, drawings, sculpture, lampwork glass, stuffed animals, digital art, mosaics, the Midwest Writer's Workshop's Poems While You Wait, LIVE ART and LIVE MUSIC, and so much more!

    Fun for all ages - YART and the First Thursday Gallery Walk are for the whole family!

    Miss Moth (YART Director) and the YART Artists very much thank Cheryl Crowder of the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership and the Muncie Parks Department for their generous support! :) YART is an all-volunteer, zero-budget, community event. THANK YOU!

    Follow Muncie YART on FaceBook, Instagram, and Tumblr!

  • Ball State Photovoice Exhibition 5pm to 7pm @ Ivy Tech Patterson Building 3rd floor

    Dr. Amanda O. Latz, Associate Professor of Adult, Higher, and Community Education, and the graduate students in the EDCC 641 course “Community Colleges and Diversity” invite you to attend “Teaching Students and Telling Stories,” a participatory action research photovoice exhibition to be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 5-7pm at Ivy Tech Community College’s Patterson Building, third floor ballroom. 

    The photovoice exhibition is the culmination of a research project carried out by 19 graduate students in the EDCC 641 course who worked with approximately 20 faculty members at Ivy Tech Community College. Through a process of providing 20 Ivy Tech faculty members with disposable cameras to record aspects of their teaching lives, students developed a strong sense of what it is like to be a community college faculty member at the Muncie campus of Ivy Tech. Students talked with the faculty about their photos and analyzed conversations to gain an understanding about faculty experiences. 

    The EDCC 641 class, in collaboration with Ivy Tech, has organized the photovoice exhibition as a way to showcase this immersive learning project. The exhibition will include the instructors’ photos and serve as an interactive space for dialogue and reflection. Refreshments will be served. All Muncie, Ivy Tech Community College, and Ball State University community members are welcome to attend and engage those who were involved in this project at this event. For more information about the EDCC 641 photovoice project, please contact Dr. Amanda O. Latz at aolatz@bsu.edu.

May 18, 2018

Friday