9 Past Events with Tag: Pastels Drawing

41 upcoming events with this tag

Dec 3, 2009


Feb 7, 2013


  • First Thursday 5pm to 12:42pm @ Downtown

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

    (tattoo flash) art of tattooing, tattoo designs done I. Watercolor mixed media, raw, and refined in distinct and traditional styles, multiple artist, 5-9 refreshments artist meet n greet

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    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

    February at the Artist Within will feature "Each Face is Unique", the photography of Rachel Rector.  An opening reception will be held First Thursday, February 7th from 5-8pm.  The reception is free and open to the public with light refreshments, live music by Ric Dwenger and an opportunity to meet the artist to learn more about her inspiration for this moving exhibit.

    Rachel is currently a sophomore at Indiana University studying Elementary Education.  This young artist bought her first camera when she was a freshman in high school and started shooting immediately. Miss Rector reminisces about how she worked the entire summer to save up and buy her very own digital SLR camera and proudly claims, "I still shoot with it today." She started taking pictures because she felt she had a terrible memory and wanted to remember the good and bad times. This small way to remember things turned into a hobby and soon she began to love the impact a picture could have on both her life and others. Encouragement came as people began to compliment her on her talent. This gave her the confidence to put herself out there for new experiences like senior portraits, family shots, and candid photos. Rachel readily admits that the most exciting experience she has had behind the lens came from the hundreds of photographs she took while on a mission trip in Haiti. This talented photographer admits that the experience cannot be put into words, but only through her photos. She feels that she was able to capture the very real and true lives of many of the Haitian children living in Port-au-Prince.

    A brief background on the mission trip:

    In the summer of 2011 about 15 people, including myself, from the Bridge Community Church traveled 1500 plus miles to Port-au-Prince Haiti to work at the local organization called Mission of Hope. On this mission trip we were able to do service work with the orphanage and VBS that the Mission of Hope sponsored. We traveled to another local orphanage to spend the day with the children as well as visit the ground for a soon to be school near the coast. We were also able to travel to the land where small one room houses were being built and painted for families to be sheltered in that lost their homes during the 2010 earthquake. The countless hands I held and smiles I received will forever be in my heart. The simplicity of these children's life is what I will take away most from my trip and I hope that through my photographs you too will be able to see Gods love and grace in the lives of the Haitian children.


    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main

    BSU Annual Print Show + Introducing Amelia Morris

    In what has become an annual affair, Gordy Fine Art & Framing will exhibit the work of husband and wife duo, David and Sarojini Johnson, for the month of February 2013. Joining the Ball State art professors this year will be two of their students, Terre Keck and Brandon Beeson. The four artists will present works made using either the intaglio or relief process, typically used to create multiple copies of a “plate” that has been altered, via chemicals or gouging tools. In either case, ink is applied to the prepared plate, paper is laid on the inked surface, pressure applied, and the paper – now carrying an image – is pulled away to dry.  Printmaking is a demanding art, as each color represents either a different plate, or the original plate, re-altered. Either way, a challenging series of steps stands between the artist and the final works of art.

    Only a few steps will stand between the exhibited works and patrons during the February print show. The main west wall will hold what appear to be calm, even happy, farm animals in glorious colors by David next to dream-like garden scenes by Sarojini. “Frog and Lily” depicts a blue textured frog and orange lilies, both buds and blooms, on yellow-green pads. The scene by Sarojini is quiet, yet boldly exotic. David’s “Animal Farm” beautifully demonstrates the printmaker’s skill of multiple images, perfectly aligned. The students’ works finish out the wall for the print exhibit, and several accordion print books will be displayed on tables. “Garden Flowers and Insects,” by Sarojini, unfolds to show colorful silhouettes of plants and insects, some reminiscent of silk fabric prints.

    On the other side of the gallery space, Amelia Morris will kick off Gordy’s “Small Exhibit Series” with, An Honest Assessment: Recent Efforts from Amelia Morris. A 2008 graduate of Ball State University, Morris earned her BFA, magna cum laude, in art and photography. Her images make up a photo diary of her days, post college. “I like to think of the work as a series of public and private confessions,” offers Morris, “my post-grad blues.”

    A reception for the artists will be held First Thursday, February 7th , 2013, from 5 to 8 PM at the downtown gallery. A short talk about the print exhibit will take place at 6 PM, followed by another talk about the photo exhibit at 6:30.The public is encouraged to attend, and light refreshments will be served. The other downtown galleries will also be hosting exhibits, and there is no charge to attend.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. is located at 224 E. Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, call 765-284-8422 or visit www.gordyframing.com.


    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    Rose Court is pleased to host artist Jerry Dreesen for the February 7th Gallery Walk.

    Jerry Dreesen is a painter poet. He writes and publishes haiku and other short form Japanese poetry on-line and in paper journals . He is self-taught artist, who loves to challenge himself in a variety of mediums and styles including acrylic, watercolor, pastel and linocut printing. He also experiments on occasion with clay sculpture. He has exhibited his art in various local art shows and exhibitions and has sold work including several commissions throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Europe and Japan.  http://dreesenartgallery.blogspot.com/     OR   facebook/jerry dreesen


Oct 3, 2013


Nov 6, 2014


  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Work by Susie Morgan on display at The Artist Within Work by Susie Morgan on display at The Artist Within Work by Marvin Grooves on display at Gallery 308 "Sky Basking." by Brian Gordy on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Muncie Central High School artwork on display at Muncie Makes Lab PARK(ing) Day, being discussed at Muncie Makes Lab PARK(ing) Day, being discussed at Muncie Makes Lab PARK(ing) Day, being discussed at Muncie Makes Lab Work by Andrew Koeling on display at Rose Court Work by Debra Rolli on display at Rose Court Work by Andrew Koeling on display at Rose Court Work by Jan Wright on display at Rose Court Work by Jan Wright on display at Rose Court

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

    Tattoo flash from Jamie Noggle, Brant Dailey, Nate Harmon, hand painted tattoo designs for your skin, discounted tattoo day all day arts walk day buy sell trade, we also encourage skateboard riding in traffic in public and private property ;)


    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    More Musings and Meanderings

    The opening reception for artwork by members of the Muncie Artists Guild will be held on First Thursday with music by Greg Pyle, light refreshments, and an opportunity to meet the artists. Recently, artists in The Guild have become involved with art as philanthropy and are currently working on pet portraits that will go to the Wine and Art Auction that will benefit ARF and Gallery 308. In August, they presented 13 portraits, oils, watercolors, pastel, pencil drawing to a young father and his 5 children who lost their Mother 5 years ago. The family had no pictures of her, so this was a wonderful, heartwarming project!

    Muncie Artists Guild is 62 years old and their early shows were in the Ball Stores' Blue Room and the Ball State Art Gallery.


    Brother Animal Coffee Shop
    113 W Jackson
    Gallery Walk Reading Series

    The Gallery Walk Reading Series will begin at 6:00 PM, featuring writers from the Ball State English Department.

    Brian D. Morrison is an Assistant Professor of English at Ball State University. He has been an administrator of Slash Pine Press as well as a former assistant editor for Black Warrior Review at the University of Alabama. His work has been published at Verse Daily, Copper Nickel, Cave Wall, Story, and other journals, and he has also been granted two Pushcart nominations and an Academy of American Poets prize

    Melissa Ann Hull has had work anthologized or published in Best New Poets, Mid-American Review, Copper Nickel, Barrow Street, and 32 Poems, amongst others.  She has won the Ed Ochester Award for Poetry and the Academy of American Poets Prize.  She is a former poetry editor of Black Warrior Review and holds an MFA from the University of Alabama. 


    Cornerstone Center for The Arts
    520 E Main
    Oh My, What Beautiful Shoes You Have

    This show is an exploration of some of the most fascinating fairy tales and stories from our childhoods and features the art of Gabbi Rose Cunningham.

    With selections from tales both famous and obscure, the show features a series of paintings which depict Hans Christian Anderson’s tale The Red Shoes, as well as standalone paintings from such worlds as Alice in Wonderland, Coraline, Goblin Market, and other tales. The artist’s fascination with the worlds and characters created in such stories has combined with her unique, grunge like painting style to create a show which delves into the fear, wonder, imagination, and dreamlike nature of fairy tales themselves.

    The opening reception will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The show will be on display throughout the month of November. For more information about the artist, gallery, or opening reception please visit Cornerstone’s website or call 765-281-9503, ext. 23.


    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    12th Annual Auction Preview Show

    The Auction Preview Show is a sneak peak at the art for sale at the 12th Annual Wine Dinner and Art Auction hosted by Vera Mae’s Bistro on November 21.  The combination dinner and silent art auction is mounted every November as an opportunity for areas artists to show off their artistic talents and to raise funds for A.R. F. and Gallery 308.

    Bidding will begin on the original artwork at the preview show and be on display through November 20 at the gallery. All auction items may be previewed online at http://www.gallery308.org. ; Gallery 308 will be open special hours to preview the art auction items on Friday, November 8 & 15, 3:00 – 7:00pm; Saturday November 9 and 16, 12:30pm – 5:30pm. Admission is free. 


    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    On Water…

    Brian Gordy understands water in a way few people do. Not only does he paint in water colors, but he often paints scenes of Indiana rivers, ponds and lakes. Originally, the artist visited the White River near his home in the Minnetrista neighborhood to check out the turtle populations there. Having heard stories of industrial pollution from decades ago, Gordy wondered how the turtles had survived, especially since they winter over in the deep mud bottom. That is also where any toxins would have also settled, he had learned. Fortunately for the turtles, the artist found no sign that these issues had affected their health or population. On that first day, Gordy made a few sketches, took some photos, and began a ten-year focus on the domed creatures in their natural habitat.

    The artist will exhibit new paintings alongside a few favorites during the month of November at Gordy Fine Art & Framing, a gallery he owns with wife, Genny. “The common element of my recent series of paintings is the element of water,” Gordy explains. “Water is what I paint with – watercolors – and water is usually the subject I paint. What’s different about this new work is my experimentation with brilliant colors.” Not only has his palette expanded, but as the artist continues, “I’m combining the brighter colors to create neutrals that are “juiced up, more alive.”  The mixing of colors took place directly on the paintings, instead of in the tidy jars the artist typically creates for each new painting. The outcome has also changed.  “In these new pieces, turtles are becoming invisible in the strong reflections of the colorful water, which, of course, is really the colorful sky, being reflected by the river.”

    The subject matter is the rivers’ view of it all.  The roots serve as mystery; beautiful, but a little unsettling. “You can’t really see what’s under there, and you wouldn’t want to reach in,” the artist notes. One composition, titled, “At the Foot of the Cottonwood,” focuses on the gnarly, protective roots of a riverside cotton wood tree. A single small boulder is nestled there, begging the question: Which came first, the rock, or the gaping undercut? 

    The opening reception will be held Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM. The artist will speak briefly about his work and answer questions beginning at 6:15 PM. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. There will be art-related activities for both children and adults.


    Heorot Pub & Draught House (21+)
    219 S Walnut

    Jordan Johnson is a Muncie local, also majoring in Animation at Ball State, and will have her artwork on display in the Heorot's gallery space. A series in watercolor and ink, the drawings presented are explorations of imagination through traditional medium.


    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut
    PARK(ing) Day

    Landscape Architecture professors Joe Blalock and Simon Bussiere’s graduate Landscape Architecture design studio at Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning will be presenting the next chapter of the Tactical Urbanism Handbook. Along with the entire Department of Landscape Architecture at BSU, the studio temporarily transformed a stretch of Walnut Street in downtown Muncie on PARK(ing) day 2014 through a series of small parks that fit into on-street parking spaces - calling into question the changing role of personal transportation in the public realm. The graduate students are currently designing a series of "pop-up” urban solutions to bring communities together and improve conditions on the ground through clever examples of temporary landscape architecture.

    Also on display will be a collection of art work by Muncie Central High School students; art teachers Margery Frank, Britt Husman, and Helen Zacek.


    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    Debra Rolli
    Debra specializes in custom frames and matting. Her work puts the finishing touch on art.  She is the founder and owner of Creative Framing, which is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary serving the East Central Indiana community. She is a dedicated member and contributor to area non-profits including Women in Business Unlimited, First Choice for Women, and Commonway Church.

    Jan Wright
    Creativity has always been a big part of Jan's life. She started out as a traditional artist when she was young. For most of her adult years she has been a photographer, winning awards at State Fairs and other exhibits and shows. Many of Jan's photographs reflect her love of travel, including Europe and Britain. Two of her main interests have always been capturing architecture and the land/cityscape in unusual ways. Jan's favorite images give the viewer a different take on familiar scenes. The fiber and woven arts also fascinate her as well. Currently, she has been recycling fibers and fabrics into new creative pieces. This exhibit combines both traditional as well as creative pieces in these media.

    Andrew Koeling
    Andrew Koeling is a graduate of Ball State University. Although a scientist by education, Andrew turned his eye to creation in order to allow his mind to wander and play. Science is constrained in certain ways as it attempts to deconvolute the world into small, easy to digest chunks and makes steps to deconstruct the world around us to make difficult concepts more palatable... but Andrew felt it necessary to give himself another outlet in order to express a side of himself that he felt was being lost in the grind of the ever common 9-5. Science teaches us how to understand the world around us, but art allows us to experience it. Merely learning to know how something occurs doesn't give it meaning, and Andrew elects to try to give the beauty he sees around him greater purpose.

    Most of Andrew's work is abstract, and uses a variety of mixed mediums that are atypical in two dimensional art. Using his knowledge of chemistry and biology, he attempts to use different materials than just canvas and acrylics, and instead examines the viscosity of fluids, the way certain polymers might interact with one another, and for ways to use his background to further his art. His inspirations range from the mundane to the monumental, from the biological world to that of the imagination.

    Nearly all of his works have a poem that Andrew wrote in order to act as a point of inspiration to the piece, which can be read whenever his pieces are viewed in person (or by inquiry).


    The Valhalla Room (21+)
    215 S Walnut

    Diane Berg is a student at Ball State University and is double majoring in both Animation and Psychology; A multimedia artist, Diane works with a variety of mediums to create thought-provoking drawings and photographs. She will have her artwork on display in Valhalla's gallery space.

Mar 5, 2015


  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Malala Yousafzai, by Sarah Bonshire, on display at Gallery 308 Unconditional, by Maria Brown, on display at Gallery 308 White Peony, by Carol Strockwasson, on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Winterlight, by Carol Strockwasson, on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    Bring Spring

    An attempt to help treat “cabin fever” and ease those winter doldrums by reminding the viewer that Spring is just around the corner.


    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E Charles
    Jacob Price and Brandon Shawyer

    “This work reflects on all aspects of Tribal Society from around the World. We have added our Artistic interpretation to their work showcasing their influence in modern society.”


    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    K-12 Juried Student Art Show

    The talents and imagination of 151 young artists will be on display in a countywide exhibit when Gallery 308 opens its 11th annual K-12 Juried Student Art Show. The public is invited to stop by and see what our young local artists are doing. There’s a free reception for the show’s opening on First Thursday.

    Dave Franklin, Gallery 308 board president and member of the committee that organized this year’s show, said, “Each year I am amazed at the skill level of the young artists.  This year we received several entries from several schools that are participating for the first time.” Students from 14 city and county schools and 18 teachers are involved in the show. All 151 entries were accepted into the juried process. The students’ artwork will be displayed at the Gallery through the end of March. 

    The exhibit is made possible by major funding from Trim Masters Charitable Foundation. Other sponsors include: First Merchants Bank, Art Mart, Indiana Public Radio and Muncie Civic Theatre

    The gallery’s hours are Fridays from 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free. The show continues through March 27.


    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Midwest Landscape: New Paintings by Carol Strockwasson

    Award-winning artist Carol Strockwasson will be featured during the month of March at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company in downtown Muncie. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 6, 2015, from 5 to 8 PM. The artist will briefly speak and answer questions from the audience beginning at 6:15 PM.

    A dedicated plein air painter, Strockwasson regularly sets up her easel and pastels in fields and woods of east central Indiana, mindful of the sunlight as it exposes certain features and allows long shadows on others. Pastels have a long and honored place in the art history of this region, and the hardworking Strockwasson is proud to be part of the current chapter.

    “This body of work is principally about the pastel medium, expressing the vibrancy and permanence of the pigments,” explains the artist. Included in the exhibit will be several paintings from her “Willow Series,” which is an ongoing collection of paintings that focus on a single tree and the effects of light and color on it during different painting sessions. The artist is part of the local Wasson Nursery family, so her affinity for trees, plants and landscapes is understandable.

    Strockwasson maintains an impressive exhibition and award schedule. She will be a featured artist at the Door County Plein Air Festival in Wisconsin in July 2015, and was recently included in, “Ohio Prairies: A Year in the Life,” a show at the Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio.

    The artist will speak briefly about her work and answer questions beginning at 6:15 PM. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. There will be art-related activities for both children and adults.


    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E Main
    K-12 Juried Student Art Show Awards Presentation

    At 6:30pm, awards will be presented for Gallery 308’s K-12 Juried Student Art Show and more than $1,800 will be distributed to the students and schools.

    In addition to announcing the prize winners at the opening, the Gallery will announce the name of the school that has won the 2015 Y.B. Williams Art Supply Award. The $500 cash award is given to the school whose students earned the most points for their arts involvement. Dave Franklin explained that students earn points for their school by attending art gallery openings, visiting museums and other art venues. “The school with the most points wins the $500 award which is to be used by the school to purchase art supplies,” he said. The name of the winning school will be announced at the opening reception. Sutton Elementary School was last year’s winner.

    Judges for the juried show were Mary Ann Rahe, (primary school artists) and Bob Hartley (secondary school artists).

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