26 Past Events with Tag: Cornerstone Center For The Arts

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May 5, 2016


  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown and the Ball State University campus
    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.

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