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Apr 2, 2015

Thursday

  • Triptych in conte and charcoal by Michelle Shanklin, on display at The Artist Within Collage by Machaela Norris, on display at The Artist Within Art by Terri Gillentine, on display at Gallery 308 Art by Eric Lawler, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art on display at Muncie Makes Lab Carvings by Abraham Arregui, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art by Sophie Hill, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Photograph by Wil Rettinger, on display at Muncie Makes Lab First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Triptych in conte and charcoal by Michelle Shanklin, on display at The Artist Within Triptych in conte and charcoal by Michelle Shanklin, on display at The Artist Within Collage by Machaela Norris, on display at The Artist Within Collage by Machaela Norris, on display at The Artist Within "Emergence of Kagutsuchi", on display at Cornerstone "Climbing the Tsunami", on display at Cornerstone "Cherry Blossom Sunset", on display at Cornerstone "Fire Geisha", on display at Cornerstone Art by Terri Gillentine, on display at Gallery 308 Art by Terri Gillentine, on display at Gallery 308 "Discovery" by Paul Laseau, on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. "Study for Edge of Field 3" by Alan Patrick, on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. "Farmhouse Study" by Alan Patrick, on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Art by Eric Lawler, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art by Eric Lawler, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art on display at Muncie Makes Lab "Unraveled" by Gabrielle Graber, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Carvings by Abraham Arregui, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Carvings by Abraham Arregui, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art by Sophie Hill, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art by Sophie Hill, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Photograph by Wil Rettinger, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Photograph by Wil Rettinger, on display at Muncie Makes Lab

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

    “Self inflicted social suicide lol art low brow temple of outsider art ( beware”

     

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    Selections from the Advanced Drawing Classes

    April at the Artist Within will feature drawings created during this semester in the various Ball State Advanced Drawing Classes of Scott Anderson and Heidi Jensen.  The students will have work in collage and mixed media, as well as traditional mediums. The exhibit will remain on display April 2nd through April 30th during regular business hours. Many of the pieces will for sale. Please make plans to attend the First Thursday opening April 2nd from 5-8pm to meet some of the Student Artists and visit with local artists and fellow arts supporters.

     

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts
    520 E Main
    Asian Infusion

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on April 2, 2015, for an opening reception and art show featuring the art of Leon and Aidan Crosby. The show entitled “Asian Infusion” is an exploration into art forms originating in traditional East Asian culture infused with a modern perspective.

    Leon and Aidan, a father son duo, are excited to share their individual and collaborative efforts for the first time together. The collection includes mixed media paintings featuring modern influences such as graffiti and pop art utilizing unconventional styling.

    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 April.

    Leon, a visual arts instructor at Cornerstone, was born in Toledo, Ohio and started his journey in art at a young age. His biggest inspirations come from Japanese art, American Graffiti, and comic book graphics. He has received both formal and informal instruction from the Toledo Museum of Art and the University of Toledo and regularly displays and sells his art throughout the Muncie community. In addition to teaching at Cornerstone, Leon has volunteered his time at Sutton Elementary and has several private lesson students.

    At 10 years old, Aidan has a passion for art unlike many.  He began showing interest in art at 4 years of age. Aidan suffered from a chronic illness as a child, which is what led him to begin classes in visual arts at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. This was a reprieve for him from ongoing illness and it soon became something he could look forward to. A few years later he showed more interest and got involved with classes at Ball State University. Aidan is quite inspired by many art styles, but is highly attracted to the Japanese animation styles especially those displayed in Pokemon. Aidan likes to create in general, often playing video games that allow him to design his own characters and his own worlds. He is an energetic and imaginative child and it shows when he is playing with other children as well when he creates art.

     

    Downtown Development Partnership
    120 W Charles

    In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Ball State University Office of Victim Services will host an art installation called The Clothesline Project during the First Thursday art walk. The Clothesline Project is a collaborative art installation featuring T-shirts designed by students to raise awareness about consent. The installation will be on display on the fence next to the Downtown Development Office at 120 West Charles Street from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 2. Peer victim advocates will be on site to talk about the artwork and refreshments will be provided.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Twistable Perceptions from Inside the Corn Crib

    A Muncie native, Terri Gillentine graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. The artist also creates artworks and performances under the name of Lucky Ace Everlast.  The April exhibition is a body of work that records impressions of wave patterns that morph into microcosmic organisms.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    SKETCH: The Art of Study

    Brian and Genny Gordy met in art class at Ball State University. Years later, they purchased what is now Gordy Fine Art & Framing in downtown Muncie. Braydee Euliss, also a BSU art graduate joined them in 2004. The GFAF team may be small, but their collective passion for building a community of art appreciators couldn't be bigger. Monthly rotating exhibits and artist talks raise awareness and increase the accessibility of various art forms in their gallery. In an effort to pursue this passion more thoroughly, they have designed an entire exhibit around the idea of studying art.

    For the month of April, Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will focus on the practice and process of creating art. The exhibit, SKETCH: The Art of Study is a group show featuring an array of preparatory work that represents what sketching is and can be for artists who work in both 2 and 3 dimensions with all types of materials. Thirteen participating artists will be introduced at the First Thursday opening reception on April 2, 2015, at 6:15 PM.  The public is encouraged to attend and ask questions about the exhibit and the different methods employed by each to create the various pieces.

    Exhibiting artists include Scott Anderson, Hannah Barnes, Josh Cogeshall, Eric Ernstberger, Brian Gordy, David Johnson, Paul Laseau, Alan Patrick, Mary Ann Rahe, Kristen Reeves, Jacinda Russell, Janice Shimizu, and Juli Thorson. While each artist uses sketching techniques, patrons will see both similarities and great differences in the final works of art. A sketching station will be set up for patrons to try their hands at drawing a likeness.  Art teachers will be on hand to encourage and assist participants.

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut

    Experimental Watercolor Part II
    Work by Carol Burt and East Washington Academy art students. Our purpose in creating these paintings was to focus on watercolor techniques that allowed us to create a center of interest by concentrating on the space surrounding the focal point.

    Unraveled
    Work by Gabrielle Graber, BSU BFA, transitioning to Alfred University for MFA. “My work deals with the anxiety of ideologies that I have internalized from society’s issues of health, gender, and sexuality. Through this understanding each figure is an auto-biographical reference that connects my inner thoughts into a large scale reality.”

    Mun(See)
    Mun(See) is a photographic interpretation of Muncie's first 150 years through the components that make it a resonant culture. Composed by Ball State University's Landscape Architecture ‘Design with Photography’ elective, this exhibition encompasses the sights and textures of what it means to be a member of the Muncie community.

    Woodcraft
    Work by Abraham Arregui, BSU 4th year Architecture student. “Spoons, bowls, knives, plates, cutting boards, etc. A semester spent carving and exercising my 3 dimensional perceptions.”

    Side Investigations
    Work by Eric Lawler, BSU 3rd year Architecture student. “This project investigates the immaterial side of architecture. It defines immateriality as specific thoughts, feelings, ideas, drawings, images, concepts, discussions, or debates that are remotely architectural. It dwells on their potential and is determined to project their possibility.”

    Design Build Interventions at MML
    Work by BSU 4th year Architecture students under instructor Tim Gray. A group of ten fourth year architecture students will be creating four separate site specific installations at the Muncie makes Lab. The projects offer a range of sculptural installations using a range of re-purposed materials and dealing with themes such as reflection, material and light.

Aug 7, 2014

Thursday

  • 111 Arts Gallery featured artist Michael D'angelo Huerta One Love with PB and J, on display at The Artist Within One Love with PB and J, on display at The Artist Within Worn Gender, on display at The Artist Within Still Floating, on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Still Floating, on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Still Floating, on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Sketchbooks – Seeing Through Drawing, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Sketchbooks – Seeing Through Drawing, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Cry Baby, shown by Muncie Downtown Development at dusk Art by Emmy Rawson, on display at Rose Court Art by Emmy Rawson, on display at Rose Court Art by Emmy Rawson, on display at Rose Court Photography by Ben Miller, on display at Rose Court Photography by Ben Miller, on display at Rose Court Photography by Barry Banks, on display at Rose Court Painting by Alan Patrick, on display at Rose Court First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
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    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

    Name: Michael D'angelo Huerta. Art style: Mixed media. "I love finding things from the streets or old vintage stuff and making them my style."

     

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

    One Love with PB and J
    The main floor exhibit will be on display August 6-31, 2014 during regular studio hours. “One Love with PB and J” features paintings by local artist Joe Flynn and his son Parker Brian. Both artists have exhibited at the Artist Within and always make First Thursday a grand event. This year they will have music provided by friends Chad Nordoff, Jason Spencer, and Mark Manship.

    Worn Gender
    The upper level gallery will feature an interactive exhibit by Hannah Backer July 30 through August 10, 2014. Completing her Senior Thesis at Ball State University, Hannah Backer of Ferdinand, IN. has focused her work on playfully addressing controversial topics such as personal identity, sexuality, and gender through interactive installations.  Her upcoming show for August First Thursday at the Artist Within will feature Hannah’s series “Worn Gender”, a body of work examining the subconscious ways gender is communicated through image and clothing.  The installation asks viewers to dress three paper doll figures with a variety of clothing options provided.

     

    Brother Animal
    116 E Jackson

    "The newest DWNTWN eatery, Brother Animal, will be open for business during First Thursday."

     

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts
    520 E. Main St.

    The Ball State Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts Lab is hosting an event at Cornerstone for First Thursday. Live digital music performance. Oculus rift, Kinect, LED lighting. Performances at 6:00pm by Keith Kothman and Stephen Weigel.

     

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E Charles

    A group of donors from the East Central Neighborhood has donated artwork to raise money for the restoration of the Emily Kimbrough House.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Summer Art Camp Show

    The Summer Art Camp Show featuring the talents of 40 young artists opens at Gallery 308 August 7. Many of the cities young artists have been busy this summer participating in an Art Camp sponsored by The Artist Within.    The theme for 2014 camp was “Robots, Monsters and Fairies.”

    During the four one-week sessions, students aged 6-12 learned hand building techniques in clay and had the opportunity to throw on the potter’s wheel under the watchful eye of resident potter Toren Scott.   Bob Hartley, owner of Artist Within added, “Working with the campers and the excitement and eagerness they bring to each project…well it never gets old. I look forward to Clay Camps as a way to share my passion for teaching art without the pressure of ISTEPs”.  

    The culmination of the student’s art camp experience will be an exhibit at Gallery 308 with the First Thursday reception. Hartley added, “The campers think it is “awesome” to see their work displayed in a real gallery.   An opening reception to meet and greet the young artists will be held during First Thursday from 5-8pm.   The public is welcome.

    The Art Camp Show continues through August 9. The gallery is open Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturday from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Still Floating

    Imagine a faceless floating figure, adorned with gold and yellow over free-form shapes of blue.  Imagine this feminine figure repeated in various forms – drawing, collage, ceramics – while always maintaining its surreal, but benevolent, anonymity. Bursts of gold resemble lightening bugs circle the figure and dance over the paper shapes.   Reminiscent of Native American, or even Aztecan art, these faceless forms seem to speak to the Spiritual Feminine.

    “I’ve been working with the floating woman image for over a decade, using drawing, painting and clay techniques. I’m often asked who the floating woman is, and my response is that I don’t know,” is all the artist offers, leaving each patron to choose their own storyline for the images. Sometimes titles give a clue. “Daydreaming,” is both stop-action and active, with small dabs of paint or cut out papers dancing across solid blue blocks while the faceless figure stands, small but mighty, calm but ready.

    Trained as a fiber artist and a potter, Lambert Martin holds a B.S. in art education and a Master’s degree in Art from Ball State University. She served as a Master Teaching Artist for Very Special Arts of Indiana and has taught classes at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Minnerista and St. Mary’s school. Shonet also taught several summer arts camps with the Gordy’s, specializing in paper making and ceramics.

    Lambert Martin’s opening will be held during the First Thursday arts walk on August 7, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM. A short talk will be given at 6:15, and the artist will answer questions about her work. Light refreshments will be served.

    “Still Floating” will continue through August 30, 2014, and may also be viewed during normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday, 9 to 3, or by appointment. Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. is located downtown at 224 E. Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, call 765-284-8422 or visit http://www.gordyframing.com, or the Gordy Fine Art & Framing page on Facebook.

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut
    Sketchbooks – Seeing Through Drawing

    A gallery-style display will showcase drawings done by first-year students in the Ball State College of Architecture and Planning along with sketchbooks from​ BSU faculty, students, and local artists.  Two 45-minute workshops will be held at 5:30pm and 6:30pm, concurrent with the exhibition.  The workshops will discuss/demonstrate/do the basics of sketching. If interested in participating in the workshops, PLEASE bring pencils and sketchbook (paper will also be provided if needed); no skill is required​, just an interest in drawing what your eye and mind see.

     

    Mutual Bank Marble Wall
    110 E Charles
    Afterhours Art Reels – Cry Baby

    Muncie Downtown Development will host outdoor “Afterhours Art Reels” following the First Thursday Gallery Walks, June-September.  Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles St. at dusk.  Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests 21 and up.

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    This month, Rose Court will be featuring photographer Ben Miller, Emmy Rawson, and an Open House for Red-tail Land Conservancy. Light refreshments will be served.

    Ben Miller shoots documentary style candid situations capturing the beauty in the common reality.   His main focus in photography is black-and-white story telling.  He believes in prime lenses and mirrorless cameras. He shoots film and digital. Ben's work has been featured online at Leica Fotografie International as well as other websites.  You can view his work at: http://www.photographsbyben.com or http://photographysbybenmiller.blogspot.com. 

    Emmy Rawson will be a freshman next year at Purdue University majoring in engineering. She is a graduate of Muncie Central High School. Her art focuses on assembling and designing wooden signs constructed from pallets. The signs range from shelf pieces to large scale mantle creations. All of the reclaimed wood is supplied locally. Each piece is unique and ready to be hung. You can see more of her work at https://www.facebook.com/MaimesArtShoppe.

    Red-tail Land Conservancy will be celebrating their new location in Suite 200 at the Rose Court with an open house and will  feature paintings by Alan Patrick as well as  photography by Barry Banks. This will also be your chance to meet and greet the Red-tail board members.

Apr 24, 2014

Thursday

  • actiFEST: Interactive Gallery of Social Issues 12pm to 6pm @ L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Ball State University Room 310

    Want to learn more about the social issues affecting your world? SCSA has been working with other student organizations to create a week of exciting events that are designed to arm you with the knowledge you need to destroy patriarchy, combat environmental degradation, and overall attempt to create a more inclusive, mutually beneficial world. See a documentary about the importance of environmental conservation. Participate in a “Buy Nothing” yard sale that is meant to push back against the rampant consumerism that’s destroying the environment. Attend a panel or two on intersectionality and learn how to recognize and understand multiple spheres of oppression. March in the SlutWalk to raise awareness of rape culture and promote equality for women of every race, nationality, and class. From Tuesday, April 22nd to Saturday, April 26th, actiFEST is going to be dropping knowledge bombs all over BSU--join the fun and learn how to change the world you’re living in for the better!

    Tuesday: Earth Day Documentary, 5-9pm, AJ 175
    Wednesday: Intersectionality Panels, 4-9pm, AJ 175
    Thursday: Interactive Gallery of Social Issues, 12-6pm, SC 310
    Friday: Slut Walk: a walk to raise awareness of rape culture hosted by Feminists for Action, NQ (outside)
    Saturday: Buy Nothing Project Yard “Sale” 9am, NQ (outside)

Feb 13, 2014

Thursday

  • Art by Paul Grant at The Artist Within Art by Paul Grant at The Artist Within Art by Andrew McCauley at Gallery 308 “Topknots and Polka Dots,” woodcut by David Johnson at Gordy's “Frog and Lily,” intaglio print by Sarojini Johnson at Gordy's Second Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Art by Paul Grant at The Artist Within Art by Paul Grant at The Artist Within Art by Paul Grant at The Artist Within Art by Paul Grant at The Artist Within Art by Andrew McCauley at Gallery 308 Art by Andrew McCauley at Gallery 308 “Topknots and Polka Dots,” woodcut by David Johnson at Gordy's “Topknots and Polka Dots,” woodcut by David Johnson at Gordy's “Frog and Lily,” intaglio print by Sarojini Johnson at Gordy's “Frog and Lily,” intaglio print by Sarojini Johnson at Gordy's

    Because of the weather, three downtown galleries have postponed their First Thursday exhibitions until February 13th.

     

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    Some Otherness and a Dog

    Paul Grant will be the featured artist for the month of February at the Artist Within. His exhibit, "Some Otherness and a Dog”, will feature his collage work . This long time Muncie resident began making collages a decade ago as a way to sketch images that were beyond his ability to draw.  Paul explains that over the years, his use of collage has developed into a language all its own.  He feels that it allows him a full range of creative freedom, whether he is working with images or text.

    February 13th, from 5-8pm will be the “meet the artist opening reception”. There will be light refreshments and live music featuring Gregg Pyle. The opening is free and open to the public.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Attraction & Doubt

    Gallery 308 announces its February show, “Attraction and Doubt”, an invitational, themed exhibition organized by Associate Professor Scott Anderson. The opening reception for the new exhibit will be held February 6th at Gallery 308 from 5-8pm.   The public is welcome. The exhibit features Anderson, plus Ball State Alumni from the Ball State School of Art and other professional artists/educators that have been featured at Ball State in the past as visiting artists.

    Twenty-seven artists sent work from all over the country, including Indiana, Georgia, New York, Missouri, Washington, Oregon, Texas, California, Washington D.C., Minnesota, and Germany. Anderson said, “All the participants were invited to submit up to four works that they felt addressed the theme, 'Attraction and Doubt'”. 

    Anderson added, “All the former students are still active in their art careers, some are currently pursuing graduate degrees, others have completed their graduate studies, and some are employed as educators, gallery directors, designers and as artists.  Also featured are other professional artists and educators that have had an impact on Professor Anderson's career as either colleagues or as instructors.”   

    Gallery visitors will see a wide variety of mediums including drawing, collage, printmaking, watercolor, acrylic, photography, wood sculpture, found object, and sculptures made from human hair.  Participating artists include: Jared Applegate, Molly Bauman, Katie Burk, Lisa Choinacky, David Cuatlacuatl, Duncan Ford, Jessica Ford, Chet Geiselman, Marc Giouard, Art Hazelwood, Chris Hocking, Terra Keck, Brie Thompson, Iain Machell, Andy Mauery, Mike May, Andrew J. McCauley, Joshua McGarvey, Bill McQuail, Nicole Pancini, Max Papas, Lee Pechocki, Kathleen Ryan, Austin Sayre, Geoff Smith, Ross Wagner, Seneca Weintraut, and Scott Anderson.

    Anderson is an Associate Professor teaching undergraduate and graduate levels of painting, and drawing at Ball State University. He has been exhibiting his paintings professionally for the past thirty years in galleries, museums, national and regional juried offerings. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University and completed his Masters in Fine Arts from West Virginia University with an emphasis in painting.   In 2010 Anderson was awarded the 2010-2011 College of Fine Arts Dean’s Creative Arts Award. . He served as the Director for Ball State’s London Center for fall 2013. Anderson earned the gallery exhibit when he captured Best of Show from Gallery’s 308’s PaperChaser 2013 juried exhibition.

    The gallery is open Fridays from 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free. The show continues through February 28.

    Gallery 308, located at 308 East Main in downtown Muncie,  is a 501(c)(3) community art gallery which exists to provide exhibition space for artists, encourage innovative work and serve the community as a cultural and educational resource. The Gallery opens a new exhibit every First Thursday (usually). Contributions to Gallery 308 are tax-deductible. For more information about upcoming exhibits, volunteer and donor opportunities, please call 765-289-8575 or visit www.gallery308.org.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Annual BSU Print Show, “New Edition”

    Prints are hot, and the wintertime Annual Print Exhibit at Gordy Fine Art & Framing will feature woodcut prints and etchings by two Ball State University printmaking professors. David and Sarojini Johnson are known both for their own signature styles and for the number of students following their example as professionals in the field. With more than fifty years of combined teaching, the duo continues to hone their artistic skills. “The woodcuts, etchings and artist’s books in this show represent some of their best work,” notes Brian Gordy, gallery owner.

    David’s woodcuts often depict humans or animals – cows, pigs, crows – in large color block

    scenes, fair barns, streetscapes or fast food establishments.  Sarojini’s pieces are known for an exotic flavor, where plants and insects, frogs and lilies are poised in colorful, dark, dreamlike garden scenes, decorative ribbons running around edges. In “Frog and Lily,” a blue-green spotted frog competes with orange and red flowers for center stage. David’s “Topknots and Polka Dots” depicts a seated woman who appears to be relaxing in a corner of the printmaking room at Ball State University – home office for the Johnson duo.

    The two artists engage different methods to arrive at their compositions. Sarojini employs intaglio, mastering the process in tight, rich details that are etched out of a metal plate. The plate is then inked and run through a press to create a single print at a time. David’s relief prints, cut by hand, often include color blocks of street scenes or observed moments of contemporary life. His artistic method of choice is relief printing, where wood or linoleum is carved away, leaving desired areas that then receive ink and are printed onto special papers. Each color requires either a different carved block or the same block, cut out a bit more after each color application.

    In addition to the framed prints for this annual exhibit, hand-printed books will also be shown. Folding outward, the print books resemble a sculptural work of art that might be displayed open, on table top or mantle.

    The opening reception for “New Edition” will be held Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM at the downtown gallery. Light refreshments will be served and the artists will be introduced at 6:15 PM for a short talk, and to answer questions about the work. The exhibit

    will continue through February 28, 2014, and may also be viewed during normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday, 9 to 3, or by appointment. 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 http://www.gordyframing.com

Feb 7, 2014

Friday

  • Art of Injustice exhibition opening 6:30pm to 9pm @ The Cup 1608 W. University Ave

    The “Art of Injustice” antiwar art exhibit opens at The Cup in the Village on Friday, February 7th and is on display through March 9th. The showing wants to bridge the gulf between a military and a civilian experience of war by featuring two war veteran artists and two civilian contributors.

    The opening night event will occur between 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. at The Cup this Friday. It will begin with music and will include presentations of the exhibit’s artists. The night will end with a drum circle.

    The two veterans featured in the show are art professionals who use their war experience as inspiration for their art, as well as for their strong belief in the need to fight war only when it is morally justifiable to do so.

    The surprisingly effective war awareness art of Ehren Tool, a ceramist, explores the decoration of an object of everyday use, the cup, to signify the death, destructiveness and futility of war. Ehren, a Gulf War veteran, believes that, for some, “the cups have been a place to start a conversation about the unspeakable.”

    Aaron Hughes, Chair of the Art Committee for the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, is a nationally known artist-activist who prefers to capture experiences of beauty, poetry, and connection, to reclaim his sense of self. His life was radically transformed by the dehumanization and oppression he saw after being sent to Iraq by the National Guard.

    Jake Ressler, a Ball State University senior with a focus on a career in human rights work, is featured prominently, as well. His art – both his collage work and his poetry – is extraordinarily powerful and compelling in its depiction of war and its excesses.

    Finally, George Wolfe, a renowned saxophone musician, and a former director of the BSU Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, is included for his antiwar poetry and his exploration of world music as a protest against war.

    See the exhibit’s allied website at: http://artofinjustice.org/.

    The intended audience for the show and the website includes veterans, but the goal is also to reach the uninitiated, to educate and explain. This as an excellent opportunity to increase understanding about the long-term effects of war, with the art and website creating platforms for community reflection and dialogue.

Mar 7, 2013

Thursday

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

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

    During the month of March, the Artist Within will feature the work of Ball State University Advanced Drawing students.  The upper level and main floor galleries will exhibit drawings done in a variety of mediums, "Selections from Ball State Advanced Drawing Classes" will remain on exhibit through March 30th.  There will be an artists opening reception First Thursday, March 7th from 5-8pm with light refreshments.  The opening is free and open to the public. Ball State University will be on Spring Break during First Thursday so a second reception, "Meet the Artists" will be held on Friday March 15th from 5-7pm.  Please make plans to attend one or both of the receptions.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main

    A passion for the arts often begins at an early age, and the talents and imagination of more than 80 young artists will be showcased in a countywide exhibit when Gallery 308 opens its 9th annual K-12 Juried Student Art Show next week. 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 March 7, the First Thursday of the month.

    The nonprofit community art gallery provides a juried show each year for Delaware County students in grades K through 12. Because it’s a juried show, awards will be presented. The presentation will be at Muncie Civic Theatre, 216 East Main Street at 6:30p.m. The exhibit and refreshments will be offered at the Gallery, located at 308 East Main Street, from 5 to 8 p.m. The artists’ families and friends are welcome.

    Students from 12 city and county schools are involved in the show. About 87 entries were accepted into the juried process. The students’ artwork will be displayed at the Gallery through the end of March.  Karen Fisher, Gallery 308 Board member and member of the committee that organized this year’s show, said, “This is one of the strongest shows we have ever mounted, the quality of the work is outstanding. It’s a thrilling experience for young artists to see their art professionally framed and hanging in gallery.”

    In addition to announcing the prize winners at the opening, the Gallery will announce the name of the school that has won the 2013 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. Fisher 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,” she said. The name of the winning school will be announced at the opening reception. Delta Middle School was last year’s winner.

    Judges for the juried show were Lynette Whitesell, (primary school artists) and Bob Hartley (secondary school artists).

    Artwork for this show was framed at framing workshops offered by the Gallery in February.

    The exhibit is made possible by major funding from Trim Masters Charitable Foundation. Other sponsors include: Indiana Public Radio; Department of Art, Ball State University; Muncie Civic Theatre (providing space for the awards presentation); The Artist Within and Art Mart.

    Gallery 308’s exhibitions committee consists of David Franklin, Chris Satory Jan Wright, and Karen Fisher.

    The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturday from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free. The show continues through March 28.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main

    Margie Prim began painting in the 1960’s. She took classes and occasionally painted with small groups of painters.  It was a doctor’s remark in 2009, however, that kicked the quiet artist into high gear. Reporting that she had some arthritis, the doctor mentioned that it can affect eyesight. Prim decided at that moment to spend as much time painting as she possibly could. She began going along with groups of plein air painters in the region, tromping through fields to paint in every type of weather Indiana can dish out. Between trips, Prim would hone her skills with romantic still life scenes – flower arrangements, a special vase, pears – in the comfort of home. She is now known for both plein air landscapes and still life paintings, quiet of subject and wild with impasto – that is, thick application of paint where brushstrokes are visible and become part of the image. Over a dozen new paintings will be displayed through March on the main gallery wall at Gordy Fine Art and Framing in downtown Muncie.

    “Inspiration comes to me by what I see, whether it be plein air or still life,” the quiet artist explains. “Using colors from grays to brights is an adventure for me.”  A short talk about Prim’s work will be given by gallery owner, Genny Gordy, at 6 PM during the opening reception on Thursday, March 7, 2013. The opening hours are 5 to 8 PM.

     Another artist, David Cuatlacuatl, will speak at 6:30 PM about the work he will display in the new “Nook”, a smaller exhibit space on the west side of Gordy’s main gallery. A recent Ball State University graduate, the award-winning artist creates brightly-colored mixed media and collage pieces. A citizen of Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, Cuatlacuatl states, “Seeing the limited conditions of people native to my hometown and south of the border helped me develop a certain perspective, which I believe has a major influence on me and on my work today.” 

    The public is invited to the opening reception, and light refreshments will be served. Gordy Fine Art & Framing is located at 224 East Main Street, next to Civic Theatre. Both exhibits will remain on display through March 30th and may also be viewed during normal business hours at the gallery/frame shop:  Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday, 9 to 3, or by appointment.  For more information, call 765-284-8422 or visit www.gordyframing.com.

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    "This month Rose Court is pleased to be displaying the award winning photography of Grace Hollars.  Grace was recently one of the Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners.

    "March is Craft Month and National Kids Craft Month.  Rose Court is also pleased to be hosting the Creativity Network and their participants for First Thursday.  Several Non-Profit organizations will be having tables throughout the building featuring crafts and fun items.  Come visit the following participants:

    Creativity Network - A Nonprofit Org. that welcomes creatives with disabilities, emerging & established artists & crafters in all creative disciplines. Creativity Network members will be celebrating National Craft Month with special contests and a membership drive.

    Team Artist Within WalkMS will kick off their 2013 fundraising campaign with a booth offering a "Create a Coupon" coloring sheet to those who stop by and make at least a $1 donation.  The coupon will give the donor 10% off a piece of paint your own pottery at the Artist Within during the month of March.  Information about joining Team Artist Within for the March 23rd WalkMS 2013 at BSU's Worthen Arena will also be available.  So come donate to Team Artist Within Walk MS, have fun coloring your own coupon and then redeem it at Artist Within during the month of March.

    Free to Read, A nonprofit that collects books for teachers, local nonprofits, families in need and Servicemen over seas. They will be making bookmarks for First Thursday and collecting gently used children's books. Please help bring a smile to a child's face by donating to this worthwhile cause.

    OWENA Old West End Neighborhood Association, A group of neighbors come together to clean up their historic neighborhood and make a difference. Now a nonprofit they have done amazing things in the Old West End. Come see photos of the beautiful homes and learn about their plans to continue their growth as one of our cities most determined neighborhoods shows their spirit and culture.

    MACC, Muncie Arts and Cultural Council, is a local organization that promotes the arts in Delaware County. Information relating to MACC will be part of a display at Rose Court during March First Thursday activities March 7th from 5-8pm.

Jan 5, 2012

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