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Feb 4, 2021

Thursday

  • Cornerstone Center for the Arts Valentine's Day at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Chromatic Endeavors at Madjax, 2nd floor Chromatic Endeavors at Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Amelia Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Amelia Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Amelia Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Neal Soley at Madjax, 2nd floor Nick Teaford at Madjax, 2nd floor Nick Teaford at Madjax, 2nd floor February's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
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    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts will be hosting the Opening Reception for "A Tribute to Glass,” an exhibit that will be held in our Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery from 5- 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 4. This gallery is located on the second floor of the Cornerstone Center for the Arts building. Local artist Terrika Clark challenges visitors to see glass differently with her work. She uses acrylic on canvas along with crushed glass to create each piece. We look forward to welcoming guests into our building, but request that visitors follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks. This event is free to the public and the gallery will remain on display until Friday, February 26 during our regular business hours. Event details are also available on Facebook.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy will be open during the First Thursday hours 5 - 8 pm featuring gifts and ideas for Valentines Day.  Silk scarves, pottery, and jewelry, are featured including some necklaces that can be personalized.  We are also highlighting our photography printing services for your treasured romantic photographs that can be framed in our new line of colorful and sexy photo frames.  

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.

    First Thursday at MADJAX 
    Neal Soley 
    John Morris 
    Kyle Young 
    Nick Teaford 
    Michelle Duran 
    Anna Grace Longfellow 
    Charlie Kehoe 
    Wendy Lynn 
    Shane Leffingwell 
    Alyssa Carey 
    Brooke De La Garza
    Amelia Jo Rule 
    We are thrilled to have these talents! 

    February First Thursday please support local artists and makers in the second floor galleries, social distancing measures will be in place and hand sanitizer and masks are required. Meet the makers and artists and see their many talents. 5-8pm, 2nd floor galleries

    Additional details about some of the Madjax artists are listed below:

    Gindhart
    Local artist Debra Gindhart’s February First Thursday exhibit is titled Abstract Acrylic & Aerosol ADVENTURES. Eighteen gallery stretched canvases all covered in bright colors and repetitive designs and patterns. Vibrant contemporary art for the new year. Gindhart Fiberart and Green Glam Studio jewelry earrings remain BOGO! Social distancing measures will be in place and hand sanitizer and masks are required. 

    Chromatic Endeavors
    Wendy Carpenter is an artist and Tarot reader at Chromatic Endeavors. Sometimes it’s fine art, sometimes it’s fun art. It’s all at affordable prices.

    Michelle Duran
    Michelle Duran is an art historian and the works she makes and sells reflect her interest in the material and spiritual worlds: Miniature saint and tarot card candles, miniature tarot decks, and miniature ouija boards. She also crafts other items such as matchbox magnets, mandala pendants, tarot card earrings, and miniature matchbox sewing kits. She is a strong believer in the power of glitter and the good madness of art.

    Charlene Kehoe
    I am Charlene Kehoe, I am the creator of Silver Linings. I create handmade hypoallergenic earrings and headbands. I am also a local photographer and creator of C.K Photography

    Silver Linings
    https://www.facebook.com/SilverLinings67/

    C.K Photography
    https://facebook.com/KehoePhotography/  

    Amelia Rule
    Amelia Rule will show her work “In the Lost and Found” at the Madjax Studios, 2nd floor.

    Neal Soley
    Based in Indianapolis, The Tulip Factory is a company created by Neal Soley. This company campaigns Soley’s exploration of self expression throughout the use of different mediums. The collection of works are representative of periods throughout Soley’s exploration. Please join the artist Thursday, February 4 on the second floor of the Madjax Building. Practice social distancing and kindly wear a mask when needed, and view a collection of paintings on canvas, works on paper, and more.

    Nick Teaford
    Nick Teaford will show his work "Hey Siri? Hey Siri? Oh no! Oh no. Is that an olive on the ground? We must be near Club Sandwich” at the Madjax Studios, 2nd floor. 

Jan 7, 2021

Thursday

  • Jean McCauley at Harmony Cafe Muncie Artists Guild's Winter Show at Made in Muncie! Muncie Artists Guild's Winter Show at Made in Muncie! The Madjax Art Show 7! Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Shane Leffingwell at Madjax, 2nd floor Shane Leffingwell at Madjax, 2nd floor Pati Sparks at Vera Mae's January's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Jean McCauley at Harmony Cafe Jean McCauley at Harmony Cafe Muncie Artists Guild's Winter Show at Made in Muncie! Muncie Artists Guild's Winter Show at Made in Muncie! Muncie Artists Guild's Winter Show at Made in Muncie! Muncie Artists Guild's Winter Show at Made in Muncie! The Madjax Art Show 7! The Madjax Art Show 7! Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Shane Leffingwell at Madjax, 2nd floor Shane Leffingwell at Madjax, 2nd floor Shane Leffingwell at Madjax, 2nd floor Shane Leffingwell at Madjax, 2nd floor Pati Sparks at Vera Mae's Pati Sparks at Vera Mae's

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    Local artist Debra Gindhart’s January First Thursday exhibit at Madjax Muncie is titled FANCY af 2. Using techniques of assemblage art and altered found art. Vintage fashions and accessories mixed with humorous text create new vibrant contemporary art. Vintage mirrors reflecting the beautiful and comical fanciness. Debra’s “Real Babes Recycle” anthem is visible throughout this latest art installation.

    Debra’s Green Glam Studio jewelry earrings BOGO during January First Thursday. Gindhart Fiberart infinity scarves also BOGO during January First Thursday. 
    FANCY af 2
    5-8pm, 2nd floor galleries 

    Harmony Café and Studio
    112 W. Jackson
    Muncie Artists Guild member, Jean McCauley, currently has a solo show at the Harmony Café. 

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    Made in Muncie Pottery is hosting the Muncie Artists Guild's Winter Show. You won't want to miss it! 

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    The Madjax Art Show 7!: Come see the artists and makers who are collectively The Madjax ART Show 7!: Dr. Maude Jennings, John Morris, Kyle Young, Wendy Lynn, Patrick Lopez, Anna Grace Longfellow, Charlie Kehoe, The Bearded Baker, and Shane Leffingwell.

    January First Thursday please support local artists and makers in the second floor galleries, social distancing measures will be in place and hand sanitizer and masks are required. Meet the makers and artists and see their many talents. 5-8pm, 2nd floor galleries 

    More about some of the artists from The Madjax Art Show 7!
    Charlie Kehoe: I am Charlie Kehoe, I am the creator of Silver Linings. I create handmade hypoallergenic earrings and headbands. I am also a local photographer and creator of C.K Photography. My FB pages are:
    Silver Linings
    https://m.facebook.com/SilverLinings67/?ref=bookmarks 
    C.K Photography 
    https://m.facebook.com/KehoePhotography/  

    Shane Leffingwell: Artist Shane Leffingwell works with alcohol ink on ceramic tile, sandblasts and paints glass, makes reclaimed art and works with other mediums. This showing will spotlight alcohol inks on  coasters/coaster sets, trivets, spoon rests, individual tiles for display, and paperweights at the Madjax Studios on the 2nd floor from 5-8PM.  He even does light switch and outlet covers!  Leffingwell’s art focuses mostly on abstract images that bring to mind a different idea to each person.  Prices range from $2 to $100.

    Vera Mae’s Bistro
    209 S. Walnut
    As the Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month, Pati Spark's painting will be on display in Vera Mae’s Bistro and Gallery in Downtown Muncie.

    Sparks is a full-time artist who enjoys painting portraits, figure studies, landscapes and seascapes in oils and pastels. She considers herself blessed for her God-given talent. She started winning awards for her art at a very young age. She won her first award at seven, and received her first portrait commission in her teens. She is self-taught through studying art in national and local museums and learning by experimentation. Her paintings have won numerous awards including “Best of Show” in juried exhibits in Indiana and North Carolina. Her murals have been featured in national magazines and she has been listed in the fine arts section of the “International Who’s Who in Interior Design.”  She currently accepts commissions from throughout the United States. Locally, her work is well recognized in such venues as the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children and many private collections.

    As the Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month, Pati Spark's painting will be on display in Vera Mae’s Bistro and Gallery in Downtown Muncie.

    Sparks is a full-time artist who enjoys painting portraits, figure studies, landscapes and seascapes in oils and pastels. She considers herself blessed for her God-given talent. She started winning awards for her art at a very young age. She won her first award at seven, and received her first portrait commission in her teens. She is self-taught through studying art in national and local museums and learning by experimentation. Her paintings have won numerous awards including “Best of Show” in juried exhibits in Indiana and North Carolina. Her murals have been featured in national magazines and she has been listed in the fine arts section of the “International Who’s Who in Interior Design.”  She currently accepts commissions from throughout the United States. Locally, her work is well recognized in such venues as the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children and many private collections.

Dec 3, 2020

Thursday

  • Light up Downtown! The Amazing Elf Adventure The Holiday Shop at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. The Madjax Art Show 6! Samuel S. Bowen at The Madjax Art Show 6 Ron Richcreek Pottery at The Madjax Art Show 6 Ron Richcreek Pottery at The Madjax Art Show 6 Nicholle Sanchez at The Madjax Art Show 6 Nicholle Sanchez at The Madjax Art Show 6 Debra Gindhart at The Madjax Art Show 6 Debra Gindhart at The Madjax Art Show 6 December's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Light up Downtown! Light up Downtown! The Amazing Elf Adventure The Amazing Elf Adventure The Holiday Shop at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. The Holiday Shop at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. The Madjax Art Show 6! The Madjax Art Show 6! Samuel S. Bowen at The Madjax Art Show 6 Samuel S. Bowen at The Madjax Art Show 6 Ron Richcreek Pottery at The Madjax Art Show 6 Ron Richcreek Pottery at The Madjax Art Show 6 Ron Richcreek Pottery at The Madjax Art Show 6 Ron Richcreek Pottery at The Madjax Art Show 6 Nicholle Sanchez at The Madjax Art Show 6 Nicholle Sanchez at The Madjax Art Show 6 Nicholle Sanchez at The Madjax Art Show 6 Nicholle Sanchez at The Madjax Art Show 6 Debra Gindhart at The Madjax Art Show 6 Debra Gindhart at The Madjax Art Show 6 Debra Gindhart at The Madjax Art Show 6 Debra Gindhart at The Madjax Art Show 6

    Downtown Development
    Various locations downtown
    Light Up Downtown!
    Join Downtown Development on First Thursday for a number of exciting events beginning at 6pm and extending throughout December. Spread the Christmas cheer with galleries, restaurants, retailers, and neighbors throughout DWNTWN during December’s First Thursday!

    Physical distancing & face masks required.

    Music and Light Shows will be held at 6, 7, 8, and 9 PM
    Every Thursday–Sunday in December

    Virtual Tree Lighting at 6pm on Facebook Live
    Visit Downtown Development’s Facebook page on First Thursday to watch it live!: https://www.facebook.com/munciedowntown

    The Amazing Elf Adventure!
    Some of Santa’s elves have arrived in Muncie! 
    Throughout the month of December, 80 elves will be working with DWNTWN businesses to prepare for Christmas. If you look closely at storefront windows, you might just spot them! 

    Can you find at least 50 elves? Fill in your Elf Tracker (coming soon for download at https://www.downtownmuncie.org/lightupdwntwn or to pick up from downtown business locations) with at least 50 of the possible 80 elves’ names and numbers and be entered to win one of five $100 cash prizes!

    Return your completed Elf Tracker via:
    Mail physical copies: Downtown Muncie, 120 W Charles St, Muncie, IN 47305
    Email the fillable PDF: info@downtownmuncie.org

    Completed Elf Trackers must be received by January 3, 2021. Cash prize winners will be drawn and announced via Downtown Muncie Facebook Live at noon on January 6, 2021. Amazing Elf Adventure brought to you in partnership with Muncie Children’s Museum

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    Forever Young Children’s Boutique will have extended hours for First Thursday until 8pm. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company fills its gallery with locally handmade items and readymade photo frames perfect for gift giving.  Our Holiday Shop  will be open 5 – 8, First Thursday, December 3 

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing is a leading source for holiday gifts that are handmade locally. These include prints, jewelry, pottery, scarves, and tree ornaments. This year Gordy’s own Pawnee readymade frames complement their new photo printing and enlargement services.  Most prices fall between $30 to $200. From whimsical “Funcie” signs and shirts to handcrafted mugs and plates. Paintings and prints capture Indiana’s landscapes in both traditional and contemporary styles.  Most items in the gallery are also available on Gordy’s Online Store at gordyframing.com/store. Shipping is included.

    “Our shop offers great opportunities to find unique holiday gifts with a connection to the city we live in,” says Gordy owners Barbara and Carl Schafer.  “Often our customers are shopping for friends who have moved away from Muncie, or for their grown children who need something special to remember their hometown.” Special gift pack deals for shirts, pottery, ornaments, and Pawnee frames are available. Stop in the shop or give us a call to learn more.

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. We also offer photo printing and enlargement services.  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.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    The Madjax Art Show 6!
    Come see the artists and makers who are collectively The Madjax ART Show 6! John Patrick Morris, The Bearded Baker, Anna Grace Longfellow, Sam Bowen, Ron Richcreek Pottery, Nicholle Box Sanchez, Wendy Carpenter, and Debra Gindhart. 

    Please support local artists and makers in the second floor galleries. Social distancing measures will be in place and hand sanitizer and masks are required. Meet the makers and artists and see their many talents. 5-8pm. 2nd floor galleries.

    The following is additional information about some of the artists and makers in the Madjax Art Show 6!

    A. Grace Longfellow
    I will be showcasing my illustration, printmaking and creative consultancy work at Madjax. On the 2nd floor, with the Maker Force. I work under a moniker, as The Boxcar Adventurer.

    Samuel S. Bowen
    My mission is to help you redefine your painful events into a life’s purpose. By opening your mind and examining yourself, the answers will appear. 

    Ron Richcreek
    Ron Richcreek has discovered that being a potter during a pandemic offers dual benefits:  additional opportunities for creative ideas and sanity. Throwing Cone 10 porcelain has been a new challenge and has brought artistic rewards.  Most recently, he has exhibited at the Richmond Art Museum Juried Show (RAM), IU Med. Ball Hospital and Dandelion's Florist, as well as Instagram.  Check out his work @silverfoxartguy53.  He is ready for the Christmas Season with many new ceramic works. 

    GindhART
    'Tis the season for social commentary artwork from Debra Gindhart, longtime local artist and former visual arts educator has created WWJB TWO(What Would Jesus Buy 2) a visual look at the consumerism that plagues our planet and feeds our landfills. Techniques of found art, assemblage, and collage produce these telling topical images and wall art.

    Debra's last First Thursday exhibit of 2020 will also include hand knitted infinity and cowl neck scarves. A collection of Gindhart fiber art combines thick and soft fibers to create colorful and functional wearable art. Some yarns are hand spun and unique.

    Debra’s Green Glam Studio jewelry will feature pendants and recreated chains. Natural stones and art glass hanging off artistically assembled metallics. These pieces reinforce the artist’s personal and creative anthem of “real babes recycle”.  

    Meet the artist during First Thursday while social  distancing measures will be in place, hand sanitizer is available, and masks are required.

Nov 5, 2020

Thursday

  • New menu at 625 Taphouse The Holiday Sale at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. The Madjax Art Show 5 GindhART at Madjax GindhART at Madjax GindhART at Madjax Jill Palumbo at Madjax Jill Palumbo at Madjax Jill Palumbo at Madjax Jill Palumbo at Madjax “G A P S and other acts of architecture,” Muncie Makes Lab at Madjax “G A P S and other acts of architecture,” Muncie Makes Lab at Madjax “G A P S and other acts of architecture,” Muncie Makes Lab at Madjax November's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    New menu at 625 Taphouse New menu at 625 Taphouse The Holiday Sale at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. The Holiday Sale at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. The Madjax Art Show 5 The Madjax Art Show 5 GindhART at Madjax GindhART at Madjax GindhART at Madjax GindhART at Madjax GindhART at Madjax GindhART at Madjax Jill Palumbo at Madjax Jill Palumbo at Madjax Jill Palumbo at Madjax Jill Palumbo at Madjax Jill Palumbo at Madjax Jill Palumbo at Madjax Jill Palumbo at Madjax Jill Palumbo at Madjax “G A P S and other acts of architecture,” Muncie Makes Lab at Madjax “G A P S and other acts of architecture,” Muncie Makes Lab at Madjax “G A P S and other acts of architecture,” Muncie Makes Lab at Madjax “G A P S and other acts of architecture,” Muncie Makes Lab at Madjax “G A P S and other acts of architecture,” Muncie Makes Lab at Madjax “G A P S and other acts of architecture,” Muncie Makes Lab at Madjax

    625 Taphouse
    625 S. High St.
    625 Taphouse has a new menu! They will be offering a free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée during November’s First Thursday celebration. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing is the area’s leading source for holiday gifts that are handmade locally. These include prints, jewelry, pottery, and tree ornaments. This year we are adding readymade photo frames with easel backs that complement our new photo printing and enlargement services.  Prices mostly fall between $30 to $200. From whimsical “Funcie” signs and shirts to handcrafted mugs and plates. Paintings and prints capture Indiana’s landscapes in both traditional and contemporary styles.  Most things in the gallery are also available on our Online Store at gordyframing.com/store

    “The Holiday Shop offers great opportunities to find unique holiday gifts with a connection to the city we live in,” says Gordy owners Barbara and Carl Schafer.  “Often our customers are shopping for friends who have moved away from Muncie, or for their grown children who need something special to remember their hometown. Useful things such as mugs, bowls, and t-shirts are popular since they are used every day.”

    The show will run throughout the holiday season and new works will be continually added to replace things that are purchased and removed.

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. We also offer photo printing and enlargement services.  Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 9 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.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Come see the artists and makers who are collectively “The Madjax ART Show FIVE!” @madjaxmuncie
    Missy Adams
    Charles Knox 
    Anna Grace Longfellow
    Morgan Eller
    Sam Bowen
    Nicholle Box Sanchez
    Kenny Johnson
    Jill Palumbo
    PLUS Larry Gindhart Music 

    Please support local artists and makers in the second floor galleries, social distancing measures will be in place and hand sanitizer and masks are the 2020 norm. 5-8pm, Second floor galleries @thenagainjen @madjaxmuncie

    The following is some additional info provided about artists featured in “The Madjax Art Show 5”:
    GindhART (Debra Gindhart)
    “The ART of #MeToo”: The movement heard around the world. We’ve all heard of women coming forward with their stories of mistreatment from men. Molestation is maturity in a moment a sort of soul murder. This problem, forbidden from conversation for so many years, stems from a variety of underlying factors at play. One in five women will be raped in her lifetime. Rape culture is prevalent in all communities worldwide. Women in power in the USA and Europe had the opportunity to spread their stories and combat the stigma of a woman standing up for herself. Just a century ago, the #MeToo movement would not have been possible.Local artist Debra Gindhart’s First Thursday exhibit “The ART of #MeToo” combines assemblage art and poetry. 

    Gindhart also created a new line of Green Glam Studio jewelry earrings, Royal Pussies. Hand knitted loop scarves are also featured. Meet the artist during First Thursday’s gallery walk. Second floor galleries, 5-8pm

    Jill Palumbo
    Jill Palumbo's Art will be set up on the second floor gallery of MADJAX from 5-8pm.  Jill will have your gifting needs covered with handmade pens, earrings, mosaics and more. Please mask up and come out to enjoy the festivities and support your local artists.

    Muncie Makes Lab will also have a show at Madjax this month!
    Muncie Makes Lab at Madjax:
    “G A P S and other acts of architecture”
    Co-curators:  Camden Hochgesang, Jesse Lindenfeld, Sam Stapleton, and Janice Shimizu

    ARCH498: Favian Cervantes, Katie Fedoronko, Camden Hochgesang, Jesse Lindenfeld, Caitlin Liskey, Sam Stapleton, Roberto Medina, Cassidy O'Hara, Dave Rivera, Veronica Rubindecelis, Barbara Willey

    This CAP elective explored the generative act of architecture through the lens of craft. Investigations took positions on technique, authorship, as well as translations between drawing and imaging, technology and craft, aesthetics and information- not necessarily in opposition but in dialogue.  Exhibit also includes new work from English 421 History of the Book (Instructors: Rai Peterson, Book Arts Collaborative with Kim Miller, Tribune Showprint) as well as students’ continued explorations. Check out ‘May’20 Instagram show’ @MuncieMakesLab, BSU Dept of Architecture. 

    Madjax North Entry Hall, 5-8pm

Oct 1, 2020

Thursday

Sep 3, 2020

Thursday

  • September's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Various locations
    Kyle Rees at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Kyle Rees at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Kyle Rees at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Open Studios at Let There Be Art! Alyssa Carey at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Alyssa Carey at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Alyssa Carey at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Alyssa Carey at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Wendy Carpenter at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Wendy Carpenter at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Wendy Carpenter at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor GindhART Birthday Celebration! at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor GindhART Birthday Celebration! at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor GindhART Birthday Celebration! at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor GindhART Birthday Celebration! at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Charles Knox at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Charles Knox at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Charles Knox at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Charles Knox at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Seth Miniear at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Seth Miniear at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Seth Miniear at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Jill Palumbo at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Jill Palumbo at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Jill Palumbo at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor Jill Palumbo at Madjax Art Show 3! 2nd floor

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing will be featuring new Kyle Rees pottery in the store and on our online shop on our website. Kyle will be doing a virtual artist talk on Gordy’s Facebook page. We will be open 5-8 First Thursday September 3rd.

    Let There Be Art
    812 W. White River Blvd.
    Let There Be Art invites you to visit and experience Open Studio! Enjoy light (prepackaged) refreshments while viewing our studio gallery, now featuring our autumn selections! First Thursday Special: 10% off Open Studio projects! Open Studio is every Tuesday and Thursday, 12-8pm. Come have fun, we'll clean up!

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    The Madjax Art Show 3! Madjax will feature a number of artists on the 2nd floor for September’s First Thursday:

    Alyssa Carey
    Alyssa Carey is a glass major at Ball State and will show work focusing on glass, design, and jewelry making. She uses mixed media in her art such as glass, metals, textiles, and recycled objects.

    Wendy Carpenter
    Wendy Carpenter of Chromatic Endeavors will be featuring acrylic paintings. Check out her work at:

    https://www.facebook.com/chromaticendeavors

    Gindhart
    GindhART at Madjax 68 ART PARTY!: “See The Good” is the theme as Debra turns 68 in September. She has a long standing ART-BIRTHDAY celebratory ritual with Downtown Muncie's First Thursday event. First Thursday at Madjax Muncie is an opportunity to meet the artist. See her text on collection of art featuring aerosols, acrylics, and assemblage art.

    Charles Knox
    I work mainly in pencils and ink, and show my art in various judies shows throughout the state. I have been concentrating on extinct bird species done in pencil, at or about life-sized.

    Seth Miniear
    Tiny Shiners is my personal creation. I've worked for four years to build the brand. I have years of creative experience that I have molded into this small company. Everything created by me is original and made with the intention of being passed down from family member to family member. 

    Jill Palumbo
    Jill Palumbo is a multimedia artist from Muncie, Indiana. Jill works with paint, clay and glass along with recycled items to make jewelry, furniture, and artwork. Her creations reflect her belief in kindness toward people and the enjoyment of nature. 

    For further information visit Jill Palumbo’s Art online at https://jillpalumboart.com/ 

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main
    Join the Muncie Arts and Culture Council (munciearts.org) and the PlySpace Residency Program (plyspace.org) for a Projection Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Muncie on First Thursday, September 3rd. In preparation for That One Film Festival, on September 11th and 12th, PlySpace hosted filmmaker Karissa Hahn, the first virtual resident and That One Film Festival juror, for a workshop on film printing on a home-office printer. The work created during this two part workshop will be projected at multiple exterior locations in Downtown Muncie between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM on First Thursday, September 3rd. Viewers can follow the online scavenger hunt map (at www.plyspace.org/projectionhunt) to try to find all of the films! The scavenger hunt is self guided walking tour. You can start the hunt at PlySpace (608 E. Main Street). Learn more about the project at www.plyspace.org or That One Film Festival at thatonefilmfestival.com. Workshop participants include Joshua Vanhorn, Masha Vlasova, Rachel Leah Cohn, Jack Christeon, Graham Marshall, Grif Williams, Rani Crowe, James Kerestes, Erin Williams, Kristin Reeves, and Noah Davis-Cheshire.

  • Projection Scavenger Hunt at First Thursday 8pm to 10pm @ PlySpace Begin here, then throughout Downtown Muncie! 608 East Main Street
    Going to First Thursday in Downtown Muncie? Then join the Projection Scavenger Hunt created by PlySpace and the Muncie Arts and Culture Council! In preparation for That One Film Festival coming up on September 11th and 12th, PlySpace recently hosted filmmaker Karissa Hahn, the first virtual resident and That One Film Festival juror, for a workshop on film printing on a home-office printer. The work created during this two-part workshop will be projected at multiple exterior locations in Downtown Muncie between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM on First Thursday, September 3rd. Viewers can follow the online scavenger hunt map (at www.plyspace.org/projectionhunt) to try to find all of the films! The scavenger hunt is self-guided walking tour. You can start the hunt at PlySpace (608 E. Main Street). Learn more about the project at www.plyspace.org or That One Film Festival at thatonefilmfestival.com. Workshop participants include Joshua Vanhorn, Masha Vlasova, Rachel Leah Cohn, Jack Christeon, Graham Marshall, Grif Williams, Rani Crowe, James Kerestes, Erin Williams, Kristin Reeves, and Noah Davis-Cheshire.

Aug 6, 2020

Thursday

  • Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor The Madjax Art Show 2, 2nd floor galleries at Madjax Donna Glaser-Lindsey at the Madjax Art Show 2 Mark Rosander at the Madjax Art Show 2 Allison Lucy Snoddy at the Madjax Art Show 2 Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show 2 Debra Gindhart at the Madjax Art Show 2 The Madjax Art Show 2, 2nd floor galleries at Madjax August's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor The Madjax Art Show 2, 2nd floor galleries at Madjax The Madjax Art Show 2, 2nd floor galleries at Madjax Donna Glaser-Lindsey at the Madjax Art Show 2 Donna Glaser-Lindsey at the Madjax Art Show 2 Mark Rosander at the Madjax Art Show 2 Mark Rosander at the Madjax Art Show 2 Allison Lucy Snoddy at the Madjax Art Show 2 Allison Lucy Snoddy at the Madjax Art Show 2 Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show 2 Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show 2 Debra Gindhart at the Madjax Art Show 2 Debra Gindhart at the Madjax Art Show 2 The Madjax Art Show 2, 2nd floor galleries at Madjax The Madjax Art Show 2, 2nd floor galleries at Madjax

    Death Factory
    www.deathfactory.rip
    See https://muncieevents.com/event/6681 for more information about this virtual event.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    Local artist Debra Gindhart has recently completed a gallery reset in her second floor gallery at Madjax Muncie. Her focus of art placement is to reveal the recycling and renewing techniques vital to her creative visual message. Art and recycling goes hand-in-hand. Eco-artists are, nowadays, transforming old, recycled and resued objects into amazing pieces of contemporary art. Eco-artists are expressing their emotions and ideas through a wide range of materials found and otherwise. Debra’s personal artist anthem is “I am trying to save the landfills one piece of costume jewelry and one piece of thrift store art at a time.”

    Eco-art which is oftentimes 3 dimensional work using common raw and natural materials to create an object with different messages directed to the viewers and the public audiences, where people can discover cultural movements like social commentary through contemporary art. 

    Debra believes in order to make attractive pieces of contemporary art and literally turn around the world, eco-artists are turning recyclables into creative pieces of art and thereby contributing to the Green Movement taking place in different spheres of life. Artists are finding innovative ways to show their concern for the environment and thus encouraging the masses to reuse, reduce and recycle for a better future.

    Meet the artist during August’s First Thursday from 5-8pm, 2nd floor galleries at Madjax.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing will be open from 5-8 for August’s First Thursday. We will be showcasing the remaining Jim Faulkner paintings available for sale. We look forward to visiting with people but will not be offering food or wine.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Madjax Art Show 2!
    Come see the participatory artists and makers exhibits in the Madjax Art Show 2. The artist lineup for August’s First Thursday is: Neal Soley, Donna Glaser-Lindsey, Mark Rosander, Tom Stader, Allison Lucy Snoddy, and Debra Gindhart.

    Visit them at the 2nd floor galleries at Madjax from 5-8pm. Social distancing measures will be in place and hand sanitizer will be available and masks/facial coverings are recommended.

    Further information on the Madjax artists:

    -Debra Gindhart: see above for her full listing

    -Neal Soley: Based in Indianapolis, The Tulip Factory is a company created by Neal Soley. This company campaigns Soley’s exploration of self expression throughout the use of different mediums. This collection of works are representative of periods throughout Soley’s expedition. Also featured, are select pieces from Soley’s Histess Cupcake series. Please join the artist Thursday, August 6 on the second floor of The Madjax Building. Practice social distancing and kindly wear a mask when needed, and view paintings on canvas, works on paper, and more.

    Donna Lindsey:
    Donna Lindsey of Faith Works Art is a mixed media artist who took a leap of faith 3 years ago to pick up a paint brush. She is inspired by life to create happiness for not only herself but for others.

    Allison Snoddy:
    Liberally Loopy is a local fiber art shop by crocheter Allison Snoddy. Specializing in creating giftables, customs, and one of a kind creatures, Allison draws inspiration the adorable, the grotesque, and how and why things are classified as such. Monsters can be friendly, bugs can be cuddly, and anything can be in the loopy world she creates. She also enjoys creating pop culture inspired pieces which emphasize diversity and invite everyone to play!

  • Astrid Carter and Jo Rohlfing for Death Factory Karl Erickson for Death Factory Death Factory: The Best of Death Factory 7pm to 8pm @ Virtual Event
    Astrid Carter and Jo Rohlfing for Death Factory Astrid Carter and Jo Rohlfing for Death Factory Karl Erickson for Death Factory Karl Erickson for Death Factory

    Death Factory: The Best of Death Factory: A live stream of short videos by: Astrid Carter and Jo Rohlfing, Juan Jose Castano Marquez, Mary Arnett Delany, Karl Erickson, Sasan Kayyod, Nick May, Grif Williams. A combination of old and new work by artists and filmmakers who have previously screened work with Death Factory. In addition, Karl Erickson will be featured as our first artist to present a short workshop/demo in conjunction with his screening as part of Death Factory University.

    The screening will happen at 7-8 PM Thursday August 6, at Twitch TV and Vimeo:

    https://www.twitch.tv/ripdeathfactory for more info as things develop follow us on Instagram @ deathfactory. rip, or check out our website, www.deathfactory.rip!

Jul 2, 2020

Thursday

  • The Madjax Art Show, July 2, 2nd floor, 5-8pm Missy Camille Adams at the Madjax Art Show Missy Camille Adams at the Madjax Art Show BigSkorp Furio at the Madjax Art Show BigSkorp Furio at the Madjax Art Show Debra Gindhart at the Madjax Art Show Debra Gindhart at the Madjax Art Show Debra Gindhart at the Madjax Art Show Jill Palumbo at the Madjax Art Show Jill Palumbo at the Madjax Art Show Jill Palumbo at the Madjax Art Show Ron Richcreek at the Madjax Art Show Ron Richcreek at the Madjax Art Show Ron Richcreek at the Madjax Art Show Ron Richcreek at the Madjax Art Show Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show July's First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Madjax 514 E Jackson St
    The Madjax Art Show, July 2, 2nd floor, 5-8pm The Madjax Art Show, July 2, 2nd floor, 5-8pm Missy Camille Adams at the Madjax Art Show Missy Camille Adams at the Madjax Art Show Missy Camille Adams at the Madjax Art Show Missy Camille Adams at the Madjax Art Show BigSkorp Furio at the Madjax Art Show BigSkorp Furio at the Madjax Art Show BigSkorp Furio at the Madjax Art Show BigSkorp Furio at the Madjax Art Show Debra Gindhart at the Madjax Art Show Debra Gindhart at the Madjax Art Show Debra Gindhart at the Madjax Art Show Debra Gindhart at the Madjax Art Show Debra Gindhart at the Madjax Art Show Debra Gindhart at the Madjax Art Show Jill Palumbo at the Madjax Art Show Jill Palumbo at the Madjax Art Show Jill Palumbo at the Madjax Art Show Jill Palumbo at the Madjax Art Show Jill Palumbo at the Madjax Art Show Jill Palumbo at the Madjax Art Show Ron Richcreek at the Madjax Art Show Ron Richcreek at the Madjax Art Show Ron Richcreek at the Madjax Art Show Ron Richcreek at the Madjax Art Show Ron Richcreek at the Madjax Art Show Ron Richcreek at the Madjax Art Show Ron Richcreek at the Madjax Art Show Ron Richcreek at the Madjax Art Show Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show Neal Soley at the Madjax Art Show

    The Madjax Art Show!
    The show will be heled on July 2 for July’s First Thursday celebrations from 5-8pm on the 2nd floor (wheelchair accessible) of Madjax Muncie, located at 515 East Main Street. We encourage visitors to be safe, practice social distancing, and wear masks when needed. The following artists will be featured in the show:

    Missy Camille Adams
    POP ART PRESIDENTS: HISTORICAL NOT POLITICAL
    A self-taught artist, Missy Camille Adams loves portraiture, and is not tied down to realism. She has been influenced by artists such as Andy Warhol and Chuck Close.
    For Pop Art Presidents, Missy took on the task of painting a red, white, and blue portrait of each United States president. This is a living series, Pop Art Presidents will continue with a new portrait after each election cycle.
    Outside of their time as president, who were these men? What were their families like? What lead them to run for the presidency? These questions Missy asked and researched as the project progressed.  She hopes to open discussion about the lives of those who have held this office. While the subjects were politicians, this is not a political statement as much as it is a visual tour of the men elected to run this country through the history of our nation.

    BigSkorp Furio
    is a local graphic designer and digital gfx. He uses acrylics and aerosolart techniques. The results are powerful and vibrant contemporary wall art. Meet the artist and view his work at Madjax

    Gindhart
    SPRAY CAN PAINTER: Local artist and former education director of Motivate Our Minds, DebraGindhart will donate 20% of all proceeds from July First Thursday art sales to Black Lives Matter via donating to Motivate Our Minds.
    Aerosol wall art, Green Glam Studio jewelry and Gindhart Fiber ART will be available during July First Thursday. Meet the artist in her second floor gallery, 5-8pm.

    Jill Palumbo
    is a multimedia artist from Muncie, Indiana. She boldly explores combinations of colors in paint, clay and glass. Her creations reflect her belief in kindness toward people and the enjoyment of nature. The public is invited to attend the First Thursday event using face masks and social distancing. If individuals or small groups wishing to avoid public events would like to come see Jill's artwork, this can be arranged by appointment during the month of July. For further information visit Jill Palumbo’s Art online at https://jillpalumboart.com/ or send a private message to jillpalumbo@comcast.net.

    Ron Richcreek
    is a Yorktown native living in Daleville, Indiana, who has been studying and making functional pottery for the past twelve years.  Along with custom orders, he makes mugs, plates, platters, bowls, beer growlers, compost pots, ikebanas and much more.  He enjoys taking a ball of clay and making functional, original art from it.  Ron hopes that when you eat or drink from a piece of his stoneware, you feel the beauty of something handmade.

    Neal Soley
    is based in Indianapolis, The Tulip Factory is a company created by Neal Soley. This company campaigns Soley’s exploration of self expression throughout the use of different mediums. This collection of works are representative of periods throughout Soley’s expedition. Also featured are select pieces from the Hostess Cupcake series. Please join the artist Thursday, July 2 on the second floor of the Madjax Building. Practice social distancing and kindly wear a mask when needed, and view a collection of paintings on canvas, works on paper, and more.

May 7, 2020

Thursday

Apr 2, 2020

Thursday

  • Image by local artist Debra Gindhart April's Virtual First Thursday 5pm @ Online
    Image by local artist Debra Gindhart Image by local artist Debra Gindhart

    Announcing April's Virtual First Thursday!

    Due to the COVID-19 crisis, there will not be First Thursday events held downtown for April. Instead, we will hold a Virtual First Thursday in which we will post a photo gallery on our Facebook page that features work by local artists and venues! If you would like to submit work for Virtual First Thursday, please email up to 3 photos of your art as well as caption information to Dr. Natalie Phillips at nephillips@bsu.edu or send a private message to First Thursday’s Facebook page at (www.facebook.com/FirstThursdayMuncie). You may include pricing and contact information for your work as well. Please submit your photos by 5pm on Tuesday, March 30th to be included in the Virtual First Thursday gallery.

    Please help spread the word and we hope everyone in Muncie is staying safe, healthy, and continuing to make art from home!

    Virtual First Thursday image courtesy of artist Debra Gindhart. Check out her work on Instagram at instagram.com/artgreen64 or in her 2nd floor Madjax studio (once Madjax re-opens).

Mar 5, 2020

Thursday

  • Shannon Mehaffey at Cornerstone Center for the Arts GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Leslie Price, “In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors, Blues Jam at Valhalla March's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Shannon Mehaffey at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Shannon Mehaffey at Cornerstone Center for the Arts GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor "Our House: Muncie Fieldhouse, a community gathering place" at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Leslie Price, “In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors, Leslie Price, “In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors," at Muncie Map Co. Blues Jam at Valhalla Blues Jam at Valhalla

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 5 for the opening reception of A Never-Ending Quest featuring the art of Shannon Mehaffey. The reception will take place in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with March’s First Thursday events.

    This collection of new mixed-media artworks by artist Shannon Mehaffey is a culmination of new processes and themes the artist has discovered through experimentation, meditation, and dedication to the study of art. Inspired by the fantastical landscapes, items, and stories found within the digital realm of video game franchises such as “Skyrim,” “Death Stranding,” and “Fallout.”  The artist has dedicated her artistic practice to exploring new art mediums and processes. Born out of the artist's long lost love of analog darkroom photography, this body of work is about learning to control the alchemy of the papers and inks using solvents, moving ink around the page in a totally uncontrolled manner, and finding order within the chaos.

    Shannon Mehaffey is a Visual Artist living in Muncie, Indiana. She earned her BFA in Photography in Fine Arts at Ball State University in 2010, she currently teaches Watercolors, Drawing, Landscape Painting, and Mixed Media at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her partner, her two dogs, binging Netflix, and playing video games.

    A Never-Ending Quest will be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of March.

    For more information about the exhibition call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 123 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

    Also at Cornerstone is the Young Artist Exhibition:

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts, in partnership with PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, will host the Young Artist Exhibition on Thursday, March 5th for school-age children in Delaware County. The show will feature the artwork of students in kindergarten through twelfth grades who reside in or attend school in Delaware County. The public reception on March 5th from 5:30 to 7:30p.m. will take place in the Colonnade Room at Cornerstone Center for the Arts with awards being announced at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

    This is the fourth year for the show which will feature both 2D and 3D artwork submitted by hundreds of local students. Entries will be placed into six categories: kindergarten-second, third- fifth, sixth-eighth 2D, sixth-eighth 3D, ninth-twelfth 2D, and ninth-twelfth 3D. Submissions will be accepted at Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ second floor information desk from Wednesday, February 12 through Friday, February 21. Teachers may submit up to 10 pieces of work or students may submit up to three of their own pieces with assistance from a parent or guardian. Prize packages, including cash awards, will be awarded for first, second, third, and honorable mentions in each category. A panel of community judges will select winners prior to the public reception.

    Winning artwork will be on display at Cornerstone Center for the Arts during the month of April. The opening reception for the winners showcase will be held on Thursday, April 2 in which all winners are invited to attend and share their work with the public. Additionally, winning artwork may be displayed at PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union’s three locations.

    More information about the Young Artist Exhibition, including submission forms, guidelines, and rules is available online at muncieyoungartist.com/ or by calling Cornerstone at 765-281-9503.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    Madeline Douglass will show her work at The Fickle Peach. Madeline grew up in Muncie, Indiana, and then attended university at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia. She majored in screenwriting, but held close to her original love of drawing.

    This collection is a few of her studies of human anatomy. They are largely mixed media – including conte crayon, charcoal, watercolor, colored pencil, and ink.

    In these pieces, Madeline observed and attempted to capture the grace and fluidity of the human form. She sat for several hours, just about every Friday and Saturday, for three years, staring at naked people, doing her damnedest to replicate every little nook and cranny. She was forced to squint at these poor models as her professors tried to get her to see shadow shapes and highlights. Madeline had her own personal style of drawing ripped apart and rebuilt to someone else’s standards.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    “A Little Bit OM and A Lot Googly Eyes” is local artist Debra Gindhart’s March First Thursday gallery walk show. Up cycled jewelry from her Green Glam Studio collection includes Om Necklaces and Googly Eyed wearable art. Assemblage, collage, and found objects techniques creating humorous wall art. Gindhart FiberART hand knitted infinity scarves featured as well. Come for wearable art and fun contemporary artwork. Meet the artist at March’s First Thursday gallery walk in downtown Muncie from 5-8pm, Madjax, 2nd floor.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    As the Muncie Fieldhouse looks forward to hosting the 2020 Basketball Sectionals in March, Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will continue the exhibition Our House: Muncie Fieldhouse, a community gathering place, Thursday March 5, 5-8 pm. Images are drawn from the Ball State University’s Archives and Special Collections, a department of Ball State University Libraries. Additional material is contributed by Muncie Public Library.   Selected images include photographs and architectural plans that celebrate the historical importance of the Fieldhouse as a sports arena and a community gathering place for car shows, union meetings, circus events, and concerts. 

    Copies of images will be sold to benefit the Muncie Community Schools efforts to preserve the Muncie Fieldhouse and its history. Light refreshments will be served with comments at 6:15, and the public is invited to attend. The show will be up and images for sale through the end of March. 

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists 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, 9 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.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Neal Soley: 2nd floor
    Indianapolis artist and Ball State graduate, Neal Soley, presents Egocentric: A Pop Up Show. Soley’s company, The Tulip Factory, offers an array of products based upon his distinct style that is best described as an expression of his individuality.  Egocentric features over 25 works based on The Tulip Factory’s logo, including a photo collaboration with Las Vegas based photographer, Michael Hurley. Through the manipulation of TTF’s logo, Egocentric offers works that are a pursuit of self through the exploration of media. All works are available for purchase.  Join the artist for light refreshments at this one-night event, happening March 5 during First Thursday events on the second floor of the Madjax Muncie building at 514 E Jackson Street from 5-8 pm.

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    “In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors” is the first in a series of exhibitions by Leslie Price to examine the roots of culture and our relation to the past. The “Celtic Roots” show features images of Scotland- from where my ancestors originated- before they migrated to Ireland. Perhaps yours did too. Here you will get a chance to walk the ancient passageways of far off castles, explore a rare class of Neolithic henge monument, and meander down the street that inspired J.K. Rowling’s Diagon Alley. Come and follow in the footsteps of our ancestors- through the winding green hills and lush river valleys, past the castle gate and up the spiral staircase cut out of solid stone. Adventure awaits! Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with Leslie and the nice folks at the Muncie Map Company. You might even make some new friends. 

    Leslie Price is an independent Historic Preservation Specialist in Muncie, Indiana. She has a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Ball State University with minors in urban planning and energy studies, and an Associate of Applied Science in hands-on building preservation from Belmont Technical College. Leslie is a painter; writer, activist, photographer and craftsman. She has a unique vision of the evolution of culture, which is reflected in the texture, details and composition of her images.  Leslie’s dedication to arts and the environment is evident in her pursuit of the perfect perspective. This is her fourth time participating in First Thursday

    Spiral Bound Fine Art (at the Muncie Map Co.)
    111 E. Adams

    Spiral Bound Fine Art will be featuring a new pastel drawing for the month of March! Shop at Muncie Map Co. and the luck of the Irish may guide you to your pot of gold.

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

    Valhalla presents “Blues Jam” every Thursday. “Blues Jam” is an open event with sign-up starting at 7pm and music from 8-11pm. Come show us your talent!

Feb 6, 2020

Thursday

  • Mary Beth Reinhard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Spiral Bound Fine Art at Muncie Map Co. Blues Jam at Valhalla February's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Mary Beth Reinhard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Mary Beth Reinhard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor "Our House: Muncie Fieldhouse, a community gathering place" at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Spiral Bound Fine Art at Muncie Map Co. Spiral Bound Fine Art at Muncie Map Co. Blues Jam at Valhalla Blues Jam at Valhalla

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Where the Wild Things Are, Featuring the Art of Mary Beth Reinhard:
    Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, February 6 for the opening reception of Where the Wild Things Are featuring the photography of Mary Beth Reinhard. The reception will take place in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with February’s First Thursday events.

    Where the Wild Things Are, is a collection of North American animals found in their natural environment. Giving the animals the respect they deserve allows Reinhard to get close enough to develop a relationship with each animal which is often displayed in her images. From the vulnerability of the Deer, wisdom of the Raven, and rugged majesty of the Moose, it’s almost impossible to look at these images without feeling a connection to the featured creature. 

    Every animal on our wild planet has its own distinct personality. The objective of Reinhard’s photography is to capture the personality of each animal as observed in the Wild. With a deep respect for wildlife, she often sits in awe of the many creatures which surround us. 

    Mary Beth Reinhard, an Indiana native, has had a passion for the great outdoors and our animal friends from an early age. An adventurer at heart, Mary Beth enjoys scuba diving, snorkeling, sky diving, backpacking our National Parks, and many other outdoor pursuits. Mary Beth is a graduate of Ball State University with Master’s Degrees in Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a Certified Naturalist and enjoys studying our vast natural environment and its inhabitants. She resides in a log cabin in the woods just outside of Muncie, and is currently employed as a Mental Health Therapist in Private Practice. She also teaches Yoga and various dance classes at Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

    Where the Wild Things Are will be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of February.

    For more information about the exhibition call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 123 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    As the Muncie Fieldhouse looks forward to hosting the 2020 Basketball Sectionals, Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open the exhibition Our House: Muncie Fieldhouse, a community gathering place, Thursday February 6, 5 – 8 pm. Images will be drawn from the Ball State University’s Archives and Special Collections, a department of Ball State University Libraries.  Additional material will be contributed by Muncie Public Library.  Selected images will include photographs and architectural plans that celebrate the historical importance of the Fieldhouse as a sports arena and a community gathering place for car shows, union meetings, circus events, and concerts. 

    Copies of images will be sold to benefit the Muncie Community Schools efforts to preserve the Muncie Fieldhouse and its history.Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    At 6:15 a spirited presentation will be led by Dale Basham, former principal of Muncie Central High School.  

    Later at 7:30 Muncie Central varsity basketball will play Marion in the Fieldhouse. 

    "Dale is the perfect person to convey the spirit we all feel for the Fieldhouse and Muncie Community Schools," said Gordy co-owner Carl Schafer.  "Throughout the evening and during Dale's presentation we will be encouraging everyone to go to the game for this important annual rivalry."

    The show will be up and images for sale during February and March.  Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists 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, 9 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.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Visit Madjax during First Thursday from 5–8 p.m. to view and purchase Muncie-made art and handmade wares! While you’re here, enjoy a bowl of soup and share your ideas to improve our community with Dr. Jane Ellery’s Community Wellbeing Class at Ball State. Interact with our artist and maker community, and discover all of the amazing things we’re up to at Madjax! The following artists, makers, and exhibitors will have work on display at Madjax during First Thursday:

    5Chickens
    Kevin and Susie Klinger are the makers behind 5Chickens, a luxury personal care products company featuring goat milk from their family herd along with essential oils and other quality ingredients. Pamper yourself with bar soaps, moisturizing lotions, oils, shave pucks, and more, or give them as gifts. Learn more about 5Chickens and their products at 5chickens.com.

    Ball State University Community Wellbeing Class
    Enjoy a bowl of soup while sharing your ideas for improving our community with Dr. Jane Ellery’s Community Wellbeing class.

    Beyond I CAN
    Beyond I CAN is a creative day services program that creates opportunities and experiences for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to explore through creative media in a fun, social environment. Stop by during First Thursday to view pottery, greeting cards, and other gift items created by the program's Artisans.

    Book Arts Collaborative
    Book Arts Collaborative is an immersive learning course and student-managed business under the direction of Dr. Rai Peterson that offers Ball State University and community courses in letterpress printing, book binding, and collaborative opportunities for artist's book making. Students will be on hand to answer questions about the bookbinding process and to display their latest creations. Stop by and browse handmade journals, coasters, and items perfect for gifting. Come print a free Valentine!

    Dame Leo/ Denise Broyles
    Denise Broyles is having an open studio on the 2nd floor of Madjax. Come meet the artist! Broyles makes mixed media, repurposed “Angry Dame Art”.

    GindhART @Madjax
    For the Love of Assemblage is local artist and educator Debra Gindhart’s February First Thursday exhibit. Debra used techniques of assemblage using found objects and vintage elements. Celebrating the month of February with love themed wall art. Vintage cherubs, vintage Philippines paper Cupid, LOVE assemblage, Aerosol LOVE, and Native American Love Assemblage are featured artworks in GindhART at Madjax gallery. Debra also created a humorous contemporary art series Because Bananas and Duct Tape. New scarves have been added to the GindhARTFiberART wearable art collection too. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments at February’s First Thursday.

    It's a Wood Thing Penturning
    Scott Wood creates pens and other items in his shop using all types of woods and acrylics. Purchase one for yourself or as a gift.

    Motivate Our Minds Student Art Display
    You are invited to Madjax to view work made by the students of Motivate our Minds', "We Think It, We Make It" club and community volunteers. Join us from 5-7pm.

    Smoke River Pottery
    Stop by Smoke River Pottery to view and purchase unique and functional pieces by artists Spencer Davis and Rachel Stahlke. Dishware and decorative pieces for the home will be on display and available to purchase.

    Tribune Showprint
    Tribune Showprint, America's oldest continuously operating print shop, will be open during First Thursday with posters, notecards, and ephemera for sale. Tribune Showprint designs and produces hundreds of made-to-order posters for concerts, sporting events, festivals, and carnivals one letter at a time.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    ••• 50AF ••• 50 Years ••• 50 Pieces •••
    Michael Eldon DuQuette will be having a solo art show at Muncie Makes Lab. DuQuette will be featuring 25 new works and 25 works from the past in this Birthday Art Exhibition Celebration.

    Special thanks to the Department of Architecture, CAP, Ball State University.

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Spiral Bound Fine Art will be revealing a new chalkboard piece drawn with pastel. For photo copies of current and past pieces, please talk with Amy Shears. Also, don't leave the shop without grabbing a gift for your Valentine! Plenty to choose from and made with love from local Muncie artists.

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

    Valhalla presents “Blues Jam” every Thursday. “Blues Jam” is an open event with sign-up starting at 7pm and music from 8-11pm. Come show us your talent!

Dec 5, 2019

Thursday

  • Olivia Willard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Light up DWNTWN, Canan Commons Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Mark Rosander at The Guardian Brewing Co. Dame Leo at Madjax Gindhart at Madjax Gindhart at Madjax Motivate our Minds at Madjax Muncie Makers Market Blues Jam at Valhalla December's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Olivia Willard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Olivia Willard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Light up DWNTWN, Canan Commons Light up DWNTWN, Canan Commons Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Mark Rosander at The Guardian Brewing Co. Mark Rosander at The Guardian Brewing Co. Dame Leo at Madjax Dame Leo at Madjax Gindhart at Madjax Gindhart at Madjax Gindhart at Madjax Gindhart at Madjax Motivate our Minds at Madjax Motivate our Minds at Madjax Muncie Makers Market Muncie Makers Market Blues Jam at Valhalla Blues Jam at Valhalla

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    No Going Back, Featuring the Art of Olivia Willard:

    Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, December 5 for the opening reception of No Going Back art by Olivia Willard. The reception will take place in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with December’s First Thursday events.

    This mixed media collection draws inspiration from Willard’s early experiences in studying blind contour drawing and the process of fabric absorbing pigment. Wanting to capture the painstaking process of examining and capturing a subject all at once in another challenging medium, she began to explore stitchwork as it shares that “no going back” mentality. Willard loves watching the watercolor seep into a wet fabric and unpredictably stain it. This chaos is clarified with line work from one unbroken stitch on a sewing machine. Her favorite subjects are dream imagery and the human form. She has chosen to display the work in embroidery hoops so the viewer can clearly see how the fabric has absorbed paint, contrasted with the texture of the thread. The final product is a display of pigment and thread as vivid and wildly free as the unconscious mind.

    Originally from Northwest Indiana, Olivia has lived in the Muncie area since 2006. She currently lives in Anderson with her Husband Zach and two children, Eloise (4) and Spencer (2). Olivia studied painting at Ball State University, but truly began her exploration of art at the age of three while taking classes at South Shore Arts. Having a lifelong passion for art and the unusual, she collects anything from strange old photographs and prints to doll parts. Olivia draws inspiration from her own journey of learning self-compassion, understanding the subconscious, and finding a place for bright saturated color in a bleak, grey state.

    No Going Backwill be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of December.

    For more information about the exhibition call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 23 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

    Downtown Development
    Canan Commons

    Light Up DWNTWN, powered by Indiana Michigan Power, will be held on First Thursday, December 5, from 5 -8 p.m. throughout Downtown Muncie. Galleries, restaurants and retailers invite you to spend the evening with them as we kick off the holiday shopping season.

    The Community Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at Canan Commons (located in the 500 block of S. Walnut St.) at 6:00 p.m. Join us as Mayor Dennis Tyler, BSU President Geoffrey Mearns Charlie Cardinal and Santa Claus light up the holiday tree!

    Experience the animated light show synchronized to music! The light show will be executed Thursday's-Sunday @ 6,7,8,and 9pm throughout December.

    Muncie Community School's Elementary School Choirs will sing their Community Christmas Sing songs and lead the crowd in a carol or two!

    Canan Commons will also be the location for the Holiday Makers Market, featuring nearly 50 artists in a heated tent.

    Kiddie Express train will be running. Fire pits will be lit to keep you warm and concessions will be available.

    For more information, please visit downtownmuncie.org

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will celebrate Light Up DWNTWN on First Thursday, December 5th from 5-8 PM. Local art and gifts will be available for purchase with special sale prices on select Christmas ornaments, earrings, mugs, and shirts for one night only. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served giving customers the opportunity to buy unique objects created by local artists for holiday decorating and gift giving.

    Our gold photo op frame will be in the store for friends and family to capture portraits for the holiday season. Stop by and STRIKE a pose.

    This event coincides with Gordy’s weeklong 40% Custom Frame Sale happening from Friday November 29, thru Saturday December 7. 

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson
    The Guardian Brewing Company will host an opening reception of Studio 418: Paintings by Mark Rosander.

    Ivy Tech
    345 S. High St.

    Ivy Tech Community College will be open during December’s First Thursday until 8pm. Stop by to apply to the College, register for classes, explore program offerings, and tour the newly renovated John and Janice Fisher Building at 345 S. High Street.  Be sure to say “Hi” to Rudi Roadrunner at the tree lighting at Cannon Commons. We’ll see you on campus.

    Let There Be Art
    812 W. White River Blvd.
    Let There Be Art invites you to visit and experience Open Studio!  Enjoy light refreshments while viewing our studio gallery, now featuring our holiday and winter selections!  Create a unique Christmas gift for your loved ones!  First Thursday Special: 10% off!  Open Studio is every Thursday, 12-8pm."

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    5–8 p.m. unless otherwise noted

    The following artists and exhibitors will have work on display at Madjax during First Thursday:

    5Chickens (NEW!)
    Kevin and Susie Klinger are the makers behind 5Chickens, a luxury personal care products company featuring goat milk from their family herd along with essential oils and other quality ingredients. Pamper yourself with bar soaps, moisturizing lotions, oils, shave pucks, and more, or give them as holiday gifts. Learn more about 5Chickens and their products at 5chickens.com.

    Beyond I CAN
    Beyond I CAN is a creative day services program that creates opportunities and experiences for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to explore through creative media in a fun, social environment. Stop by during First Thursday to view pottery, greeting cards, jewelry, holiday décor, and other gift items created by the program's Artisans.

    Book Arts Collaborative
    Book Arts Collaborative is an immersive learning course and student-managed business under the direction of Dr. Rai Peterson that offers Ball State University and community courses in letterpress printing, book binding, and collaborative opportunities for artist's book making. Students will be on hand to answer questions about the bookbinding process and to display their latest creations. Stop by and browse handmade journals, coasters, and holiday-themed items perfect for gifting.

    Denise Broyles (Dame Leo)
    Denise Broyles is having an open studio on the 2nd floor of Madjax. Come meet the artist! Broyles makes mixed media, repurposed “Angry Dame Art”.

    GindhART
    More social commentary artwork from Debra Gindhart, longtime local artist/artivist and visual arts educator. Debra has created WWJB(What Would Jesus Buy), a visual look at the consumerism that plagues our planet and feeds our landfills. Debra's December First Thursday exhibition will also include hand knitted loop scarves by GindhARTFiberART. Thick and soft fibers create wonderfully warm wearable art. Some of the yarns are hand spun. Native American Heritage natural stones by Green Glam Studio jewelry is also featured. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.

    It's a Wood Thing Penturning
    Scott Wood creates pens and other items in his shop using all types of woods and acrylics. Purchase one for yourself or as a gift.

    Motivate Our Minds Student Art Display

    5:00–7:00 p.m. You are invited to Madjax to view and celebrate the hard work and progress made over the fall by the students of Motivate our Minds', "We Think It, We Make It" club and community volunteers. Come see finished projects and meet the MOM students who will be working on future projects.

    Smoke River Pottery
    Stop by Smoke River Pottery to view and purchase unique and functional pieces by artists Spencer Davis and Rachel Stahlke. Dishware and decorative pieces for the home will be on display and available to purchase.

    Tribune Showprint
    Tribune Showprint, America's oldest continuously operating print shop, will be open during First Thursday with prints, stationery, and holiday items for sale.
    Tribune Showprint designs and produces hundreds of made-to-order posters for concerts, sporting events, festivals, and carnivals one letter at a time. A wide variety of ready-made posters, notecards, and holiday-themed items are for sale.

    Muncie Makers Market
    Canan Commons
    The Muncie Makers Market will again join Light Up DWNTWN on Thursday, December 5th from 5-8p at Canan Commons in Downtown Muncie! The Muncie Makers Market has our Annual Holiday Gift Market filled with local artisans in a HEATED tent on PAVEMENT right by the Community Tree! The Muncie Makers Market is a community farmers market with fresh homemade food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, fresh and dried herbs, live plants, beautiful art, and handmade gifts of all kinds - and we’ll be cozy in the big tent all evening! 
     
    Light Up DWNTWN, powered by Indiana Michigan Power, and sponsored by the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, features the Community Tree Lighting ceremony led by Mayor Dennis Tyler, Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns, Charlie Cardinal, and Santa Claus! The Market’s tent is next to the Community Tree, on Walnut Street which will be closed to vehicle traffic, with FREE ADMISSION. There will also be an animated light show synchronized to music, Caroling, the Kiddie Express Train, Fire Pits, and more! This is a HUGE Muncie tradition, be sure to bring your family!

    Shop with these wonderful LOCAL Growers and Makers for all of your holiday gifts:

    * The Pie Lady
    * JE Jewelry Works
    * Round Rock Farm
    * Mellia’s Sweet Doggy Treats
    * None of Your Beeswax
    * Tina’s Tarts
    * Squid Ink
    * Apple Dumpling Gang
    * Tall Parakeet
    * Flaneur
    * Vulture Culture Aromatherapy
    * Through the Screen Door
    * The Silver Lining Gemstones
    * Ashanti's Garden
    * TransAtlantic Treasures
    * The Lottie Series by Dana Brown Books
    * The Bearded Baker
    * Jill Palumbo’s Art
    * Curry’s Sweets & Treats
    * Muncie Map Co
    * Northern Tropics
    * Hustle Humble
    * Karret Family Farm
    * Victorian Apothecary
    * Mindy's Crocheted Creations
    * Li’l Shop of This & That
    * MTJ Jersey Dairy
    * The Lazy Housewives
    * HealThy Self Snacks
    * Ashcraft Creations

    Sponsored by the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, THANK YOU!

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Monsters of the Midway - new dormitory ideas situated along the historic Midway at The University of Chicago. Thirteen unique proposals by 3rd year architecture students from the College of Architecture and Planning. The context for the proposed new designs would be along the historic Midway at the University of Chicago. Originally designed for the Worlds Columbian Exposition in 1893 by Frederick Law Olmstead, the Midway parkway is home to the south edge of the University of Chicago and new emerging architecture including the future Obama Presidential Center. The exhibition includes drawings, design diagrams, and 3d printed models of the students’ proposed structures. All are welcome, including high school or middle school students who might have an interest in pursuing a future in architecture and design.  5-8pm

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

    Valhalla presents “Blues Jam” every Thursday. “Blues Jam” is an open event with sign-up starting at 7pm and music from 8-11pm. Come show us your talent!

  • Threads - A Pop-Up Exhibition by PlySpace Artist Sarah Trad & Sydney Pursel 5pm to 8pm @ PlySpace Gallery 608 E Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305
    "Medicine?" Interactive sculpture by PlySpace Resident Sydney Pursel

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council will present a pop-up, one-night-only exhibition of new multimedia and sculpture artwork by PlySpace artists-in-residence Sarah Trad and Sydney Pursel. The exhibition titled Threads explores concurrent themes in the artists’ work related to personal heritage and representation. The exhibition will be held on First Thursday, December 5th, from 5-8 PM in the PlySpace Gallery. Both artists will be present throughout the evening and share brief remarks about their work at 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    Since their arrival in early November, both Trad and Pursel have completed collaborative, community-based arts projects in the city of Muncie while also working on their own artwork in the PlySpace Studios in Madjax. Trad collaborated with both Ball State University School of Art and the Islamic Center of Muncie to offer workshops on nuno felting in the month of November. Pursel collaborated with Minnetrista and The Delaware County Historical Society to offer an iteration of The Feast, an educational performance where she created handmade plates and place settings that celebrate the many Native American tribes of the United States. Both artists were also joined by visiting artist Toby Kaufmann-Buhler for Heritage in Practice, a panel discussion at Ball State University School of Art on November 14th. The event, moderated by Tania Said, Director of Education at the David Owsley Museum of Art, explored topics of heritage and cultural expression in artwork.

    Threads will be the culmination of work created by the artists during their residency experience. The two-person exhibition will examine themes of decolonization and representation of both Indigenous Native American and Middle Eastern cultures as they pertain to each artist’s specific family life. Using traditional clothing, textile, and pattern design and practice, among other media, each artist will explore how inherited trauma such as mental illness and addiction causes rifts in future generations. Each artist hopes to use their work as a window to understanding the position of Native American and Middle Eastern cultural identities outside of their problematic historical representations.  

    Sydney Pursel (Kansas City, MS) is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in interactive, socially engaged, and performance art. Through art she explores personal identity drawing from her Indigenous and Irish Catholic roots and links identity struggles with contemporary Indigenous issues. Her work has been shown at public parks, universities, galleries, and alternative spaces 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 the Harpo Foundation Native American Residency Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, and was selected for the Indigenous Arts Initiative Residency program through the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. Pursel is an enrolled member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.

    Sarah Trad (Philadelphia, PA) 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. 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 part of the Philadelphia artist-run gallery, Little Berlin. 

    Learn more about Muncie Arts & Culture Council by visiting www.munciearts.org. More information about PlySpace Fall Term events can be found on the PlySpace website at www.PlySpace.org/events and the PlySpace Facebook page. Learn more about the residents by visiting www.PlySpace.org/our-residents. Questions or comments about the PlySpace Residency program, events, and community collaborations can be directed to the Residency Coordinator, Erin Williams, at hello@plyspace.org

    PlySpace is a program of Muncie Arts and Culture Council in partnership with the City of Muncie, Ball State University School of Art, and Sustainable Muncie Corporation. PlySpace is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Nov 7, 2019

Thursday

  • Field Guides by Dana Lynn Harper Field Guides /// An Exhibition by Dana Lynn Harper 5pm to 8pm @ PlySpace Gallery 608 E Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305
    Field Guides by Dana Lynn Harper Field Guides by Dana Lynn Harper

    Field Guides /// An Exhibition by PlySpace Fellow Dana Lynn Harper /// Opening during the Downtown Muncie First Thursday gallery walk, November 7, from 5-8 PM at the PlySpace Gallery /// 608 E. Main St, Muncie


    ‘Field Guides’ is a playful and boisterous exhibition exploring the artist’s belief in spirit guides. Spirit guides are believed to be supernatural beings that provide support, guidance and love when we need it most. Harper says, "this abstract idea is translated into layers of texture, pattern and color. Utilizing textiles, paper and plastics; aspects of personality, aura, consciousness and spirit are made visible. Each being borrows the form of celebratory objects, like piñatas, paper lanterns and pom poms. These playful forms are combined with ornamentation inspired by the growth of plants and flowers. Materials are dismantled and reconfigured into layers of a new imagined being, a soul without the body. Through this interpretation, the immaterial is made tangible."


    Dana Harper holds a BFA from The Ohio State University in 2009. She was the recipient of The Bunton Waller Fellowship from Penn State University, where Harper received her MFA in 2013. Harper was awarded an ArtPrize Seed Grant, ArtFile Emerging Artist Grant and a Ringholz Foundation Award. In addition, Harper was awarded an NEA studio grant to attend an artist residency at Women’s Studio Workshop. She has also been an artist in residence at Sculpture Space, Teton Art Lab, ArtSpace Raleigh, ARC Chattanooga, Kutztown University, Bunker Projects and Second Sight Studio. She has had solo exhibitions at Front/Space Gallery & Museum, Manifest Gallery and ROY G BIV among many others. Harper is currently living and working in Columbus, OH.

    You can also learn about Dana's work at the Dana Lynn Harper Artist Lecture at Ball State University at Ball State University as part of the Visiting Artists and Designers Lecture Series /// October 29th, from 6-7 PM, in the Arts & Journalism Building, RM 225 /// This lecture is open to the public!

    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

  • Book Arts Collaborative at Madjax Sarah Richcreek at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Genny Gordy at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Tom Stader at The Guardian Brewing Co. Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Muncie Makes Lab Dana Lynn at Plyspace Blues Jam at Valhalla November's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Book Arts Collaborative at Madjax Book Arts Collaborative at Madjax Sarah Richcreek at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Sarah Richcreek at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Genny Gordy at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Genny Gordy at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Tom Stader at The Guardian Brewing Co. Tom Stader at The Guardian Brewing Co. Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Muncie Makes Lab Muncie Makes Lab Dana Lynn at Plyspace Dana Lynn at Plyspace Blues Jam at Valhalla Blues Jam at Valhalla

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

    Students at Book Arts Collaborative will be demonstrating various methods of hand-sewing books at our shop in the Madjax Building. People who come and engage with students doing sewing demonstrations in our shop can get a coupon entitling them to $2.00 off the purchase of a journal in the Tribune Showprint shop on Thursday evening only. Also, we will have a pop-up shop inside Olive and Slate with students there available to answer questions about our hand-sewn journals and print ephemera for sale there.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    “Inamorata & the Floating City,” Featuring the Art of Sarah Richcreek

    Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, November 7 for the opening reception of Inamorata & the Floating Cityfeaturing art by Sarah Richcreek. The reception will take place in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with November’s First Thursday events.

    Intrigued by the connection between emotion and perception, artist Sarah Richcreek, found herself suddenly stricken by incessant waves of conflicting emotions and so began to write poetry as a cathartic way of healing.  She sent herself overseas to find peace in the things that she could not control and ended up in Venice; a majestic, proud island-city that is weather worn and salt blasted, but as luminous as a faceted jewel.  The collection of images and poems displayed here reflects Sarah Richcreek’s headspace in a time when her world was saturated with echoes of vivid memories, desolate stillness and beautiful decay.

    Sarah Richcreek is a Delaware county native now living in Indianapolis.  She earned a BFA from Ball State University in 2008 with a concentration in metal arts and a minor in ceramics.  Sarah is a senior interpreter at Conner Prairie Living History Museum and has been learning and educating there since 2012.  A teacher at heart, her teaching experience spans from wheel-thrown pottery, silversmithing, open-fire cooking & baking and most recently yoga.  Her objective is to live with intention, unyielded self-acceptance and optimism to contribute to the growth of a community full of light-hearted beings who unabashedly share their passions with the world. 

    Inamorata & the Floating Citywill be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of November.

    For more information about the exhibition call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 23 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    Local artist Debra Gindhart will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with an assemblage art series "Puritan Pilgrims" and "Native American Indian Genocide.” Adding several new pieces of art to her current collection, "Columbus.” All pieces reflecting history in altered art, vibrant colors, and mixed media.

    Debra has also created a beautiful Green Glam Studio jewelry earring collection using native beads and natural stones. They are Debra's maker homage to Native American Indian bead works and artisans celebrating history. 

    Join Debra in her GindhART at Madjax studio/gallery for November's First Thursday second floor Madjax Muncie. Enjoy light refreshments and meet the artist from 5-8pm.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open an exhibition of new paintings by artist Genny Gordy, Thursday November 7, 5 – 8 pm.    The artist is beloved as a painter and art educator, remembered by many as an art teacher at Burris and the co-owner of Gordy Fine Art and Framing from 1989 – 2015.  Throughout the evening, she will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. At 6:15 she will speak briefly about her work.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. 

    Ms. Gordy’s new paintings are small often referring to the chaos and creative energy of motherhood and mother earth.  Seed pods, stardust, sexual desire, and bleary-eyed motherly sleeplessness all occupy equal space expressing fertility and the persistence of life.  In her images, women wear the sun’s rays like a tiara equating their life-giving energy.   She works at a very fast pace with good humor and an uncanny instinct for organizing complex compositions.  “Genny confines her art to anything that happens in the universe,” says Carl Schafer.  “Like tiny universes, her pictures seem like accidents, but in fact they are highly ordered and the result of her wonderfully sophisticated sense of design.”

    The exhibition will remain on view with works for sale throughout the month of November.  Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists, provides appraisals, 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, 9 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.

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson
    The Guardian Brewing Company will be showing new paintings by Tom Stader for First Thursday in November.

    Let There Be Art
    812 W. White River Blvd.
    Let There Be Art invites you to visit and experience Open Studio! Enjoy light refreshments while viewing our studio gallery. Our gallery is comprised of inspiring work created by our very own talented art instructors. New art is added every month! Come create a masterpiece of your own! First Thursday Special 20% off! Open Studio is every Thursday, 12-8pm. Come have fun, we'll clean up!

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    The Muncie Makers Market is happy to be a part of Muncie’s First Thursday community events, thanks to a kind invitation to take over the sidewalks in front of the Muncie Map Co. and Fur in Focus Pet Portraits at 111 East Adams Street in Downtown Muncie. We are open for First Thursday from 5-8p every month. 

    The Muncie Makers Market is open rain or shine. Our rain location for our First Thursday Markets will be inside of Madjax on the corner of Madison and Jackson.

    First Thursday is a popular local tradition, going many years back, where all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout all of Downtown Muncie. The Muncie Makers Market is a farmers market with fresh homemade food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, beautiful art, and handmade crafts of all kinds. Come enjoy the evening with us! 

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Ana de Brea and CAP faculty/ students: “TAKING PART IN,” 5-8 pm. How should (design) professionals work and operate in the contrasting, social circumstances, and economies the today’s world presents us? How do we (designers) understand those contemporary aspects? Displayed as part of the November 7th ArtsWalk at Muncie Makes Lab, “Taking Part In” is a building block of a bigger research undertaking into play and imagination, interactions and experiments as well as strategic narratives investigating meanings of “leftovers” through a series of ephemeral assemblies shaped with domestic remnants by an interdisciplinary group of exhibitors.

    Stretching, folding, pleating, compressing, among other actions become the components of the design vocabulary and, essentially, the creative parts of the making of the structures that would allow the visitors to draw sound or to storage images in addition to interact with others in the same space and in a real time.

    Research Project. No Labels / Design is a Tool of Action / Architecture is a Verb is a broad and effervescent speculative reservoir designated to undertake 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 projects like processes of thinking and making as well as it questions how those processes work in the global scenario of today.

    Exhibitors:
    Jesse Lindenfeld (Arch)
    Barbara Willey (Arch)
    Alex Juliano (Arch)
    Claire Thurlow (LA)
    Dylan Frutchey (Arch)
    Stephanie Gates (LA)
    Grace DeBaum (LA)
    Patrick Hoover (Arch)
    Lydia Rang (Arch)
    Sofia Gallo (Arch)
    Drayson Nespo (LA)
    Ana de Brea professor of architecture
    Advisor: prof. Richard Tursky

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main
    “Field Guides”: An Exhibition by PlySpace Fellow Dana Lynn: “Field Guides” is a playful and boisterous exhibition exploring the artist’s belief in spirit guides. Spirit guides are believed to be supernatural beings that provide support, guidance and love when we need it most. Harper says, "this abstract idea is translated into layers of texture, pattern and color. Utilizing textiles, paper and plastics; aspects of personality, aura, consciousness and spirit are made visible. Each being borrows the form of celebratory objects, like piñatas, paper lanterns and pom poms. These playful forms are combined with ornamentation inspired by the growth of plants and flowers. Materials are dismantled and reconfigured into layers of a new imagined being, a soul without the body. Through this interpretation, the immaterial is made tangible.” 5-8 pm.

    More info is available at www.plyspace.org/events
    Or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/946019965768307/

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

    Valhalla presents “Blues Jam” every Thursday. “Blues Jam” is an open event with sign-up starting at 7pm and music from 8-11pm. Come show us your talent!

Oct 3, 2019

Thursday