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Jun 2, 2016


  • Sarah Schaffer, View of Cornerstone Park The Fickle Peach and After Hours Art Reels present Fellini's Suzanne Dittenber, Billy Riggs at The Living Room Dave Franklin, Kayla Goodpaster, June First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Multiple locations
    Sarah Schaffer, Sarah Schaffer, "Life in Plastic," Cornerstone Center for the Arts View of Cornerstone Park View of Cornerstone Park The Fickle Peach and After Hours Art Reels present Fellini's The Fickle Peach and After Hours Art Reels present Fellini's "8 1/2" Suzanne Dittenber, Suzanne Dittenber, "Midden Pile III," Gordy's Fine Art and Framing Billy Riggs at The Living Room Billy Riggs at The Living Room Dave Franklin, Dave Franklin, "Orana," Muncie Makes Lab Kayla Goodpaster, Kayla Goodpaster, "Tryion Lannister," Savage's Ale House

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts

    520 E. Main

    “Sarah Shaffer: Life in Plastic

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on June 2, 2016 for an opening reception and art show featuring the art of Sarah Shaffer. 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.

    The opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The show will be on display and open to the public throughout the month of June.

    Sarah, 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.

    Cornerstone Park

    101 S. Madison

    “Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Cornerstone Park”

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts and the City of Muncie are excited to announce a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Cornerstone Park on Thursday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will feature live demonstrations from students and instructors of Cornerstone Center for the Arts and remarks from Mayor Dennis Tyler, Jeff Robinson of Cornerstone, and Ron Spangler of Community Enhancement Projects. At the conclusion of the ceremony, guests are invited to Cornerstone for light refreshments and the opening of the art show “Life in Plastic” in Cornerstone's Art Gallery on the second floor until 7:30pm.

    Cornerstone Park sits at 101 S. Madison St. at the former site of Holiday Cleaners. The development of the park was made possible through partnerships with the Ball Brothers Foundation, the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, the George and Frances Ball Foundation, Community Enhancement Projects, the Zeigler Foundation, the Muncie Sanitary District, the Muncie Redevelopment Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler. The park was created as a gateway to Downtown Muncie and will offer new outdoor opportunities for the surrounding businesses and organizations.

    Cornerstone Park features lush landscaping and ornamental foliage from Jay-Crew Landscape and is home to the new public art piece titled EXTESS by PROJECTiONE. Cornerstone plans to utilize the new park for upcoming summer classes, workshops, and events.

    For more information about the ribbon cutting ceremony or “Life in Plastic” visit cornerstonearts.org or call Cornerstone at 765-281-9503.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)

    117 E Charles

    “Fellini’s 8 ½

    Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks in June. 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. 

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    “Joan Hamilton”

    We will feature great music by local artist, Joan Hamilton. She is well-known in the Muncie area as a singer-songwriter. Come to Grace Episcopal Church at the corner of Madison St. and Adams St. for a great night of music. Also appearing is Yorktown High School student Iris Chalk. Art will be on display beginning at 5pm, and all other events will begin at 7pm. There will be an old-fashioned bake sale throughout the evening.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Summer Invitational

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, June 2nd from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for the gallery’s third annual Summer Invitational. The exhibit will feature both 2D and 3D work by several area artists who will be on hand to engage with viewers. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    What started as a rare event in the exhibition schedule at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. is back for its third year. The Summer Invitational is designed to introduce our patrons to some of the best new work our region has to offer by exclusively exhibiting artists who are not currently represented by GFAF. This refreshing shift in the gallery’s routine programming brings together artists from throughout Central Indiana and features oil painting, sculpture, furniture, photography, watercolor, and jewelry. The exhibit will be on view for two months through the end of July, offering visitors an extended opportunity to experience fresh, new art from beyond the Muncie scene.

    Exhibitors include Hannah Barnes, Jasmine D’Angelo, Suzanne Dittenber, Holly Lay, Tim Miller, and Noelle Weigand.

    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.

    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. Summer Invitational may also be viewed through the end of July 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.

    The Living Room

    130 W. Jackson

    “Billy Riggs”

    The Living Room will be featuring the work of artist Billy Riggs for June’s First Thursday celebration. Riggs is known for his artworks that are mostly created with spray paint. The show will feature nature scenes, futuristic pieces, comic book characters, and other mixed media works.

    Muncie Makes Lab

    628 S. Walnut

    “CritChat: Unknown Territory
    For the past year, Muncie Makes Lab has been home to CritChat, 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.

    The month of June marks CritChat’s one-year-anniversary. The group will celebrate with an opening reception for CritChat: Unknown Territory at Muncie Makes Lab on First Thursday, June 2nd, 5 – 9 PM. This exhibit explores a variety of media including photography, assemblage, installation, as well as video and sound manipulation performance with a focus on new techniques and subject matter. Featured in the exhibit are artists Spencer Davis, Kara Clark DuQuette, Michael DuQuette, Dave Franklin, Holly Lay, Rochelle Martin, and Jannell Summers.

    Artists will be present and guests are encouraged to ask questions throughout the evening. Beginning at 8 PM, the exhibiting artists will introduce themselves and engage attendees in a sample CritChat experience, leading artists and viewers alike 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.

    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, staff from Ball State University as well as the Muncie community.

    Savage's Ale House (21+)

    127 N. High

    “Kayla Goodpaster”

    Savage’s Ale House will be featuring the work of Kayla Goodpaster, who has created a series of works inspired largely by the popular book and television series “Game of Thrones.”

    Studio Exhale

    103 N. High St.

    “Public Art Master Plan”
    Students from the Urban Planning Department, led by Prof. Lisa Dunaway, will be holding an open house to present their Public Art Master Plan, and will invite feedback from the public. The project is the result of an immersive learning course at Ball State University. Light refreshments will be served.

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Dec 5, 2019


  • Threads - A Pop-Up Exhibition by PlySpace Artist Sarah Trad & Sydney Pursel 5pm to 8pm @ PlySpace Gallery 608 E Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305
    "Medicine?" Interactive sculpture by PlySpace Resident Sydney Pursel

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council will present a pop-up, one-night-only exhibition of new multimedia and sculpture artwork by PlySpace artists-in-residence Sarah Trad and Sydney Pursel. The exhibition titled Threads explores concurrent themes in the artists’ work related to personal heritage and representation. The exhibition will be held on First Thursday, December 5th, from 5-8 PM in the PlySpace Gallery. Both artists will be present throughout the evening and share brief remarks about their work at 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    Since their arrival in early November, both Trad and Pursel have completed collaborative, community-based arts projects in the city of Muncie while also working on their own artwork in the PlySpace Studios in Madjax. Trad collaborated with both Ball State University School of Art and the Islamic Center of Muncie to offer workshops on nuno felting in the month of November. Pursel collaborated with Minnetrista and The Delaware County Historical Society to offer an iteration of The Feast, an educational performance where she created handmade plates and place settings that celebrate the many Native American tribes of the United States. Both artists were also joined by visiting artist Toby Kaufmann-Buhler for Heritage in Practice, a panel discussion at Ball State University School of Art on November 14th. The event, moderated by Tania Said, Director of Education at the David Owsley Museum of Art, explored topics of heritage and cultural expression in artwork.

    Threads will be the culmination of work created by the artists during their residency experience. The two-person exhibition will examine themes of decolonization and representation of both Indigenous Native American and Middle Eastern cultures as they pertain to each artist’s specific family life. Using traditional clothing, textile, and pattern design and practice, among other media, each artist will explore how inherited trauma such as mental illness and addiction causes rifts in future generations. Each artist hopes to use their work as a window to understanding the position of Native American and Middle Eastern cultural identities outside of their problematic historical representations.  

    Sydney Pursel (Kansas City, MS) is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in interactive, socially engaged, and performance art. Through art she explores personal identity drawing from her Indigenous and Irish Catholic roots and links identity struggles with contemporary Indigenous issues. Her work has been shown at public parks, universities, galleries, and alternative spaces across the U.S. and Canada. Pursel received her MFA in Expanded Media at the University of Kansas and her BFA in Painting from the University of Missouri. She was the first recipient of the Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists, received the Harpo Foundation Native American Residency Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, and was selected for the Indigenous Arts Initiative Residency program through the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. Pursel is an enrolled member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.

    Sarah Trad (Philadelphia, PA) is a video artist and curator who explores the relationship between subjective and objective emotionality, navigating daily life and relationships while faced with mental illness and breaking down stereotypes of gender and narrative. Her work also highlights how mental illness and coming from marginalized backgrounds intersects with internal emotional worlds. Sarah has participated in other residencies, such as the 77Art Residency in Rutland, Vermont and is a recipient of the Carol N. Schmuckler Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film. Sarah’s work has been shown at The Warehouse Gallery (Syracuse, NY), Kitchen Table Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Gravy Studio and Gallery (Philadelphia, PA) and the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY). She is currently part of the Philadelphia artist-run gallery, Little Berlin. 

    Learn more about Muncie Arts & Culture Council by visiting www.munciearts.org. More information about PlySpace Fall Term events can be found on the PlySpace website at www.PlySpace.org/events and the PlySpace Facebook page. Learn more about the residents by visiting www.PlySpace.org/our-residents. Questions or comments about the PlySpace Residency program, events, and community collaborations can be directed to the Residency Coordinator, Erin Williams, at hello@plyspace.org

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

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Nov 3, 2022


  • Charmed Cupcakes food drive Cornerstone Center for the Arts Staff Show David Johnson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. First Thursday at Madjax Anna Marie Mitchel and Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Deborah Brown, Muncie Artists Guild Muncie Makers Market November's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Charmed Cupcakes food drive Charmed Cupcakes food drive Cornerstone Center for the Arts Staff Show Cornerstone Center for the Arts Staff Show David Johnson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. David Johnson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. First Thursday at Madjax First Thursday at Madjax Anna Marie Mitchel and Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Anna Marie Mitchel and Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Deborah Brown, Muncie Artists Guild Deborah Brown, Muncie Artists Guild "Artist of the Month" Muncie Makers Market Muncie Makers Market

    Charmed Cupcake Co.
    114 N. Mulberry
    Charmed Cupcake Co. will be preparing to give thanks with our friends at Concrete Rose in November! Please help us make this free community meal a success. Bring in canned goods or other non-perishable items and receive a 15% discount. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone staff will be displaying its art in the Judith Barnes art gallery for the month of November. Artist include Matt and Susan Blanchfield, Chaney Youngblood, Leon Crosby, Michelle Metzer-Cass, Shirley Jean Rice, Ashton Baker, Emily Curtis, Tracy Waggoner and others! It will be a celebration of many different styles from the Cornerstone staff. 5pm-8pm 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing presents Flophouses, Monkeys and Masks: Prints by David Johnson: Gordy Fine Art and Framing will celebrate an exhibition and sale of prints by David Johnson from 5-8 pm. Johnson is well known for his direct and often humorous observations of humans and animals. He taught drawing and printmaking at Ball State University for 33 years. He is now retired and continues to live in Muncie. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.  The artist will be on hand to engage with visitors. At 6:15 the artist will give a brief presentation about his work and answer questions. 

    “My prints derive from life; the town I live in and the people I see,” says Johnson. “I love drawing… I think of it as a wonderful basic human activity, like singing. I find etchings and woodcuts are ways to extend my drawings. I can take the best information from each of my drawings and combine the more successful elements, increase the scale, experiment with color, and transform the whole thing into ink. I appreciate the heightened impact Relief Prints impart to the original drawing… what may have been indefinite graphite scribbles turns into definite black lines and shapes. The show will be on view with works for sale through November 26. 

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists, provides appraisals, and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, visit www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Visit Madjax during First Thursday for live music, art and design exhibitions, handmade goods, and maker demonstrations and activities for all ages! View art exhibitions by Debra Gindhart Dragoo and by photography artist Jason Kindred. Hear live music by Dan Wright and John Kamplain of Gringo Gadjo, and find goods for sale by local vendors. Visit The Guardian Brewing Co for pizza, craft beer, and work by local artists. Parking is available in our lots at the corner of Jackson and Monroe, and at the corner of Main and Monroe.

    Madjax will also feature the following show:
    Anna Marie Mitchel and Debra Gindhart Dragoo local artists join creative COLLAGE energies and ASSEMBLAGE techniques for November 3 First Thursday. Collage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other ephemera are arranged and stuck down onto a supporting surface. Collage is a technique of art creation, primarily used in the visual arts. Meet the artists at MADJAX. 5-8pm 

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Our Artist of the Month for the Muncie Artists Guild for November 2022 is Deborah Brown. Deborah is a Muncie native. She completed her graduate and MA degrees at Ball State University, as well as a certification in Gifted Education. Before retiring, she taught school in southern Indiana, Georgia, Florida, then once again in Indiana. After retiring, she pursued her lifelong love of art, attending several workshops, some of which were in Maine, Nantucket, and southern Indiana (New Harmony). Some of the workshops were taught by accomplished artists such as Thomas Dunlay, Pam Newell, Susie Rachels, Beth Schwier, Jim Faulkner, and Terry Armstrong. Besides painting, Deborah enjoys spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren!) and traveling to various parts of the country gathering inspiration from nature and God's handiwork. One of her favorite quotes is, "You are never too old to become what you might have been." 

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    First Thursday with the Muncie Makers Market is coming soon on November 3rd! #ShopSmall #BuyLocal

    The Muncie Makers Market is happy to be a part of Muncie’s First Thursday community events, thanks to an invitation to take over the sidewalks in front of Muncie Map Co. in Downtown Muncie! This is a popular local monthly tradition, going years back, with all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout Downtown Muncie. It’s a casual, relaxed evening outdoors, and we help to bring folks to the area. We’ve been getting a great turn out! 

    Assuming good weather, the Muncie Makers Market will set up on the sidewalks by the corner of Walnut and Adams Streets for the November 2022 First Thursday. A former Market Vendor who now has their own shop, Muncie Map Co. at 111 East Adams Street, hosts us on their sidewalk. This is right next to Toys Forever Models & Hobbies at 300 South Walnut Street, and lots of great shops, bars, and restaurants. The Muncie Makers Market is a registered farmers market featuring handmade creations, homemade foods, and locally grown produce! We will be open ‪to the public from 5-8p. All of our local Growers and Makers hope you come see us and enjoy a lovely Autumn evening with your community!

    All Vendors must register in advance, thank you!

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Pink Leaf will feature buy one get one free deals on all clearance items. Come in and shop for your holiday spice and mocktail needs and check out our new gift items from books to bags to kitchen accessories.