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Feb 18, 2020


Feb 16, 2020


  • 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.



    Jennifer Johnson, Executive Director



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Nov 20, 2019


  • Nature-Rich Meditation 3pm to 3:30pm @ Dr. Joe & Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 2500 W. University Avenue

    “Nature-Rich Meditation”

    Wednesday, November 20 from 3 - 3:30 pm in the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

    Meditation in nature is associated with greater feelings of regeneration and energy.www.ehe.health%2Fblog%2Foutdoor-meditation&data=02%7C01%7Celforstater%40bsu.edu%7C2f053b5a80fa41176a8208d767866a5e%7C6fff909f07dc40da9e30fd7549c0f494%7C0%7C0%7C637091699310833625&sdata=9Jz%2Fwk2awhUrgqlBAaMEChLWpGLEw%2Fp1d9HEmR5VNVo%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.ehe.health/blog/outdoor-meditation Join us in the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse for a dose of nature and oxygen and help reduce stress.

    To help with the rise in mental-health awareness and treatment options, departments at Ball State helped form the Ball State UniversityMeditation Partnership. The Meditation Partnership is a collaboration between Working Well, the Counseling Center, the Office of Health, Alcohol, and Drug Education, the Museum of Art, the Orchid Greenhouse, and the Brown Planetarium. This partnership provides meditation and mindfulness programs for campus and community members to improve mental health and resilience.


    Take a deep breath, relax and meditate among the flowers. All are welcome to attend this free session in the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse Conservatory. Wear comfortable clothing. Folding chairs will be provided.

Nov 16, 2019


Nov 14, 2019


  • Heritage in Practice /// A Panel Discussion 6pm to 8pm @ Art & Journalism Building, Ball State University Room 225 1101 N McKinley Ave, Muncie, Indiana 47306

    PlySpace Resident Co-Fellows Sydney Pursel and Sarah Trad will be joined by guest artist Toby Kaufmann-Buhler for a special PlySpace panel discussion about the intersections of personal family heritage and art practice. Tania Said, the Director of Education for the David Owsley Museum of Art Ball State University, will moderate the discussion held on Thursday, November 14th from 6-8 PM at Ball State University /// Arts & Journalism Building, room 225.

    This conversation will ask each of the three interdisciplinary artists to reflect on their use of personal and cultural heritage in their artistic practice. Each panelist has a unique method for working within the sometimes sticky practice of uniting art, performance, and installation with personal family heritage, genealogy, or culture. The artists will share a short presentation about their work, followed by a discussion of how they incorporate personal, family, and cultural heritage successfully into their practice.

    About the artists:

    Sydney Jane Brooke Campbell Maybrier Pursel is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in interactive, socially engaged, and performance arts. Through art she explores personal identity drawing from her Indigenous and Irish Catholic roots. Some of Pursel's projects are used to educate others about food politics, assimilation, language loss, appropriation, and history in addition to projects amongst her own community focusing on language acquisition, culture and art. Her work has been shown at public parks, universities, galleries, and alternative spaces in 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 a Rocket Grant through the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art, was selected for the Indigenous Arts Initiative Residency program through the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the University of Kansas, was awarded a BeWildReWild Community Art Grant through the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Pursel is an enrolled member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.

    Sarah Trad 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. The living embodiment of the correlation between chronic depression and binge-watching practices, her work appropriates and manipulates found footage from movies, music videos and television. Trad’s work uses recognizable narrative structures to be viewed in and outside the academy of art, as well as comment on the individual’s relationship to pop culture. 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 a part of the Philadelphia artist-run gallery, Little Berlin.

    Toby Kaufmann-Buhler (based in Lafayette, Indiana) explores history, memory, identity and sensory perception in relation to his family and himself, within individual lives and across broad sweeps of history and culture. Kaufmann-Buhler interprets the evidence of the lives he explores as signals that pass through their respective cultures and time periods; these signals are continuously transformed as they reach our current perception of them. This work amounts to a type of surveillance of these signals, and an examination of the connections between them and himself as they manifest in the work. This work takes form in video, film, found/composed sound, text, installation, performance and interactive media. Kaufmann-Buhler was a recipient of the Individual Artist Program grant from the Indiana Arts Commission in 2018-2019, and in 2020 he will be an artist in residence at MASS MoCA. He has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida and an MA from the Royal College of Art.

    Tania Said is the director of education for the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She is also involved in various art, business, and community organizations in Muncie, Indiana and national professional endeavors. On lucky Friday, September 13, 2019 she was bestowed the Mayor’s Arts Educator Award.

    Image credit: Toby Kaufmann-Buhler /// Moon Confusion: brightest beams (video still)

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council is a nonprofit organization and the designated Arts partner for the City of Muncie. PlySpace is a program of the MACC in partnership with the City of Muncie, Ball State University School of Art and Sustainable Muncie. PlySpace is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • The Neighborhood in the Heart of Campus 6:30pm to 8pm @ The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center Ball State University 400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
    Cost: No Charge - Reservations Required
    Ages: 18+

    In 1945-46, Ball State University’s first mobile home court was constructed on the corner of Tillotson and Gilbert, along with three barracks-style buildings which the college converted into two-bedroom and one-bedroom apartments. These units were part of Ball State’s first accommodations for married students.  

    In addition to providing housing for married students, these apartments also provided housing for some faculty members and their families. The duo will share information and photographs for this gone-but-not-forgotten housing.

Nov 9, 2019


Oct 30, 2019


  • Beginning Genealogy 10am to 11:30am @ The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center Ball State University 400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
    Cost: No Charge - Reservations Required
    Ages: 18+

    Instructor: Mrs. Karen Good, board member and chair of Ancestor Hunters, Delaware County Historical Society; and the Indiana County Genealogist for Delaware County.

    Tracing your roots is a way to document history and family information that you can pass along to future generations.  With many resources available online, genealogy is becoming popular and easier to accomplish.  Class is for those with little or no previous knowledge of geneaology. 

    Topics covered each session:

    Oct. 30-Genealogy 101:
    Will focus on general standards (i.e., how genealogist write dates among other htings) and discuss how to get started with your family tree.

    Nov. 6-Forms and Documents: Will discuss census records, birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, land records, etc., as well as the type of information that can be obtained from these forms.

    Nov. 13-Organization: Will examine several different ways to organize all the information that you find.

    Nov. 20-Software and Free Websites: Will take a look at these different software programs on the market as well as some of the free websites available to help you do your research.

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