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Oct 8, 2021

Friday

Sep 11, 2021

Saturday

  • Asleep At The Wheel - Muncie Three Trails Music Series 7pm to 10pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St

    Acclaimed Western Swing band Asleep at the Wheel will perform in a FREE, all ages, outdoor concert as part of the 2021 Muncie Three Trails Music Series! The concert will take place at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 11th at Canan Commons in Downtown Muncie, Indiana. The Ball State University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mark Buselli, will perform as the opening act. This concert is sponsored by Ball State University - learn more here:
    www.bsu.edu/jazz

    The musicianship of Asleep at the Wheel has become the stuff of legends. Reuter’s pegged The Wheel as "one of the best live acts in the business." Taking a page from Bob Wills’ book, the band has constantly toured at a national level. The alumni roster is well over 80+ members, including an impressive list of musicians who have performed with the artists such as Bob Dylan, George Strait, Van Morrison, Lyle Lovett, Ryan Adams, and many more. A quick scan of awards, such as "Touring Band of the Year" (CMAs, 1976) and "Lifetime Achievement in Performance" (Americana Music Awards, 2009), not to mention their near dominance of the Grammy "Country Instrumental" category over the years (they have won ten Grammys overall!), reflects the reputation of the band’s musicianship. Currently the band consists of Ray Benson on Lead Guitar and Vocals, Katie Shore on Fiddle and Vocals, David Sanger on Drums, Dennis Ludiker on Fiddle, Mandolin, and Vocals, Josh Hoag on Bass, Connor Forsyth on Piano and Vocals, and Flavio Pasquetto on Steel Guitar. Ray Benson fell in love with Western Swing because of its unique combination of American blues, swing, and traditional fiddling, and due its demanding musical chops. It’s what Benson calls "jazz with a cowboy hat". It’s a thrill to hear live and, between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into Muncie!

    The Muncie Three Trails Music Series is unique in the state of Indiana as the only annual music series featuring current recording artists of national stature and critical acclaim in FREE public concerts. Other 2021 series artists are Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Sensational Barnes Brothers, and the Lost Bayou Ramblers. Full information about the series and all 2021 artists can be found at www.MuncieThreeTrails.com

    Enjoy the Trails, Enjoy the Music!

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Jun 5, 2021

Saturday

  • Cicada Science + Listening Session and Vocal Workshop 11am to 2pm @ Ball State University, Various locations 2500 W. University Ave. Muncie, IN 47306

    The Muncie Arts and Culture Council and PlySpace Artist in Residence Erin Mallea, invite you to participate in the Cicada Chorus.

    The Cicada Chorus project is offering two workshops on Saturday, June 5.

    More information on this project and a full list of workshops on https://www.plyspace.org/cicada

    Cicada Science + Listening Session

    Saturday, June 5, 11:00 am–12:15 pm 

    Ball State University, Christy Woods

    Free parking is available at the Cooper Life Sciences parking lot on Riverside Ave. Participants will meet outside of the Charles W. Brown Planetarium.

    This indoor and outdoor session will include an introduction to the science of cicadas and singing insects led by the Ball State Environmental Education Center. Afterward, Mallea will lead a series of listening exercises to facilitate slower, more attentive listening to our surroundings as an entrypoint to the project and a means to tune into our greater ecosystem and non-human neighbors. Participants are required to wear masks.

    Vocal Workshop

    Saturday, June 5th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

    Ball State University, Fine Arts Building AR 217 (David Owsley Museum of Art Building)

    John Vessels, Ball State University Instructor of Theater, Dance, and Musical Theatre, will lead participants in a series of vocal exercises to explore the capacity of the human voice and unusual sound making. We will practice breathing, noise making, and inhabiting another sensibility. No prior singing or choral experience is required. Session will be in a large, indoor space to allow physical distancing. Participants are required to wear masks. If you are interested in participating virtually, please let us know.

Apr 1, 2021

Thursday

  • Lessons on Leadership with President Geoffrey S. Mearns 2pm to 3pm @ Virtual Event

    SPECIAL VIRTUAL PROGRAM

    Thursday, April 1

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns has had a diverse range of professional experiences, from his roles as a federal prosecutor and trial lawyer to his second career in academia, which has included his administrative positions as a dean, a provost, and a university president. In this session, he will reflect on several of the most valuable leadership lessons he has learned over the course of his career, and he will share how those lessons inform his work on behalf of Ball State.

    This program is ideal for people interested in learning more about how to be effective leaders and how to develop and utilize leadership skills on the job that will help in the advancement of their careers.

    COST: Special Programs are free for SLA Members, $25 non-members, $15 non-profits. *scholarships are available

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    - Learn how and why leadership skills are critical to success

    - Explore how leadership skills empower you to work more effectively with others

    - Learn how to boost your own leadership self-confidence

    - Apply lessons shared to your own leadership goals

    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR

    President Geoffrey S. Mearns serves as the 17th president of Ball State University.

    After joining the University in May 2017, President Mearns helped to develop a new strategic plan. Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes a long-range vision for the University that sets priorities across five key areas: undergraduate excellence, graduate education and lifetime learning, community engagement and impact, scholarship and societal impact, and institutional and inclusive excellence.

    During his tenure, President Mearns has pursued initiatives that have produced the largest freshman class in history and increased alumni engagement and fundraising. President Mearns has also strengthened the University’s relationship with the community, most notably through its innovative partnership with Muncie Community Schools.

    President Mearns earned his undergraduate degree in English from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. After a legal career that included serving as a federal prosecutor, President Mearns held academic and administrative roles at Cleveland State University, and then he served as president of Northern Kentucky University. He and his wife, Jennifer, have five children.

Feb 11, 2021

Thursday

  • The Creative Use of Difference Discussion Series (part 1) - The Art of Politics 6pm to 7pm @ Virtual Event

    PlySpace, an immersive Artist-in-Residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, is hosting four community panel discussion webinars as part of the series: The Creative Use of Difference. Each panel will feature artists, both local and national, who are using their respected art forms to creatively bring awareness to societal issues such as racial injustices, sexism, and more. These hour-long discussions will be in collaboration with Atlanta-based artist Indya Childs as she develops a new work, entitled "Peace, Love, Dance" with Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance students. The semester-long project will culminate in a dance film, choreographed by Indya and the students in response to the Creative Use of Difference series. The film will be completed and will premiere later this spring, details forthcoming. All discussions in the Creative Use of Difference series will be held online, are free, and open to the public. Registration is required to access each discussion webinar. Learn more about the panelists and project at Plyspace.org/pld

    The Art of Politics
    February 11th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring panelists Ted Williams III and Shantanu Suman
    The Art of Politics is a discussion with artists on how they are using their artistic voices to bring awareness to politics, social change, and more. 

    The Black Woman Creating
    February 18th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring guest panelists Charmaine Minniefield and Dee Dee Batteast
    The Black Woman Creating is a discussion with Black female-identifying artists whose work is influenced by Black feminism, social justice, and more. 

    Women Shifting the Space
    February 25th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring guest panelists Ana de Brea and Lauren Pacheco
    Women Shifting the Space is a discussion with female-identifying artists on how they are shifting the space of patriarchy and creating a space for female visibility and leadership. 

    The “New” Policies of Dance
    March 4th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring guest panelists Felecia Thomas and Beverly Bautista
    The “New” Policies of Dance is a discussion with dance educators that will highlight the new policies of inclusion, diversity, and equality in the dance world adopted by dance schools, institutions, etc in the wake of 2020. 

    Registration is required for each event. Please see the website for details. 

Jan 29, 2021

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Nov 12, 2020

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Oct 29, 2020

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Sep 12, 2020

Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

           

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  • Classical Kids Live with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra 4pm @ Emens Auditorium 1800 W Riverside Ave

    This popular newcomer in the Classical Kids series features Mozart’s young son, Karl, who longs to be taken from his boarding school to spend more time with his famous father. An old traveling trunk serves as a magic chest that reveals an incredible journey back in time to Mozart’s childhood and into the fantastic world of Mozart’s great opera The Magic Flute. Along the way, Karl comes to understand Mozart’s extraordinary life as a traveling prodigy, his pressures from family and fame, his passion for composing, and the common bonds they both share.

     

    The music, performed by the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, is magically woven into the drama as two actors recreate historical incidents from the composer’s life. This mesmerizing concert and story performance is approximately 50 minutes in length and is ideal for families. This program is recommended for youth age six and up, however the laid-back atmosphere allows audience members of all ages to enjoy the performance.

     

    Contact:

    Jennifer Johnson, Executive Director

    JJohnson@MuncieSymphony.org

    765-285-5531