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Feb 2, 2023

Thursday

  • Cornerstone Center for the Arts Monthly Arts Show Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Kim Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Scott Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Jennie Irving, Muncie Artist Guild's Jennie Irving, Muncie Artist Guild's Muncie Makes Lab February's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts Monthly Arts Show Cornerstone Center for the Arts Monthly Arts Show Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Kim Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Kim Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Scott Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Scott Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Jennie Irving, Muncie Artist Guild's Jennie Irving, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" Jennie Irving, Muncie Artist Guild's Jennie Irving, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" Muncie Makes Lab Muncie Makes Lab

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    111 Arts Gallery will feature Vintage Tattoo Flash from Fort Recovery, Ohio and La Crosse, Wisconsin.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Artists participating in the First Thursday, Cornerstone Center for the Arts new monthly arts show, will be held in the Great Room on the second floor of the building at 520 E. Main Street on February 2, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Resident Artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo coordinated the initial First Thursday this year on January 5 which drew 20 artists pop-up booths (including several artists on Cornerstone’s staff) and 75 guests. In addition, a Cornerstone featured artist displays multiple works in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery next to the Great Room. This month’s featured artist is Anwar Ruhma Frazier whose a local acrylic and tattoo artist whose premier gallery show was hosted last year at in the Gallery. 

    Local musicians will provide accompaniment. Community members are encouraged to call organizer Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone at 765-281-9503 EXT. 150. Gindhart Dragoo says “We believe it is important to encourage the creative paths of our artists, we also celebrate the youth who are creative artists in the community.“

    Spots for pop-up artists are $10 per spot and extra tables are $5 each. Displaying Cornerstone staff artists include Nick Martin, Allen Leberteux, Leon and Laura Crosby, Eugene Boyd, Chaney Youngblood, Olivia Morrow, Shirley Jean Rice, and Ashton Baker. 

    Debra Gindhart Dragoo visual arts educator, local artist, designer, curator and arts advocate will feature her Green Glam Studio jewelry for February First Thursday at Cornerstone Center for the Arts LOVE BAUBLES Valentine’s fancy sparkle earrings, pendants, and stretchy bracelets. GINDHART FIBER ART too, super soft and warm cowl neck scarves. She will have a selection of acrylic and assemblage art work pieces. Meet the artist. Second Floor/Great Hall

    Cornerstone offers opportunities for creative expression for all with visual arts, dance, music, and martial arts classes. Cornerstone also provides community and rental spaces in a historic setting.  Thousands of area residents attend proms, wedding, corporate conferences and civic events at Cornerstone each year. Cornerstone is home to artists and art organizations including The Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra Indiana.  For additional information on First Thursday, art classes, rentals and events, please go to www.cornerstonearts.org or call 765-281-9503 EXT. 150.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing will be having an opening party for Conjure, Combine, Continue: Ceramics by Kimberly Anderson and Paintings by Scott Anderson, Thursday February 2, 5 – 8 pm. 

    Kimberly and Scott Anderson are beloved artists in our area, making art and teaching art students here for over 25 years.  Gordy has represented their work for over 20 years and we are proud to highlight them in a new exhibit on Thursday February 2, 5 – 8 pm. Conjure, Combine, Continue implies the dedication and shear persistence of their artistic practice with works they have produced throughout their careers.  They will be on hand during the evening to engage with viewers and answer questions.  Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. At 6:15 Scott Anderson will speak about his work

    Kim Anderson is a Junior High Art Teacher at Jay County Schools.  She has a studio and kilns in Hartford City, Indiana, where she lives. Her art considers the intricacies of life and the environment. “I am influenced by two spheres of thought: the physical sciences and the human psyche. I find that science considers facts, and the psyche discloses the mysteries of life. I am not searching for truth, but for a secret.”

    Scott Anderson is a Professor of Painting at Ball State University since 1995 and has exhibited professionally for the past 30 years. “My paintings attempt to show idea systems in conflict through a mixture of styles, surfaces, symbols, appropriated images, and forms that have been assembled into a contrasting visual stew.”

    The exhibit will be on view with works for sale in the gallery and at gordyframing.com through March 11, 2023. 

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists, provides appraisals, restores antique frames, 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

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Our Artist of the Month for the Muncie Artists Guild for February 2023 is Jennifer "Jennie" Irving. 

    Jennifer Irving is a Delaware County resident. She started working in watercolor and acrylic painting in the past few years after retiring from her career in Massage Therapy. She has always enjoyed working with her hands and creating. For her 50th birthday, she decided to gift herself a watercolor course and supplies with local artist Cindy Norrick-Turner. Jennie found she really enjoyed the merging of the colors and results which could arise.  She loves working in a non-traditional style and likes alcohol inks and yupo paper for their magical movement and vibrancy. She continued to take various classes and explored mediums and techniques. 

    Previous avenues of expression have included weaving, stained glass and jewelry making. She has a love of color and textures. An avid gardener, Jennie notices the shadows and structure in nature and finds joy and solace in natural flowing designs." 

    Jennie will be displaying her work at the following businesses for the month of February: 

    Northwest Bank, 110 E Charles St. Muncie, IN 47305
    Old National Bank, 2401 S Madison St. Muncie, IN 47302
    Parlour at Hazelwood Hair Salon, 1300 W University Ave, Muncie, IN 47303
    Rosebud Coffee House, 1805 S Hoyt Ave. Muncie, IN 47302
    Vera Mae’s Bistro, 207-209 S Walnut St. Muncie, IN 47305 

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

    Current [team]work: Degrees of Certainties
    Pre-thesis inquiry and two images inspired the ephemeral-structures and conceptualizations exhibited, challenging some presumed, prescriptive notions such as suppleness and physicality among others, and their [possible] translations in the architectural world. 

    Artwork: Ana de Brea
    Curators: Tyler Renschen, Charlie Davis, Dillon Redding, Dylan Fruchey, Drew Pankey Wallace, Kaylor Mickle, Assumpta Nyein, Casey Stamm, Alana Kunkler, Ashley Totten, Kelsey Clady, Lauren Mullins, Nian Muang, Sofi Gallo, Autumn Patrick, Owen Wallace and Matt Welch.

Feb 18, 2023

Saturday