Past Events with Tag: Photography

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Dec 3, 2009

Thursday

Dec 17, 2009

Thursday

Aug 26, 2010

Thursday

Sep 2, 2010

Thursday

  • 17&4 Exhibition opening 6pm to 9pm @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts 520 E. Main St. Muncie

    Jessie Sieb, Jennifer Hall, Karla Hughes, and Ashley Vorndan, Ball State University Fine Art students, will have their artwork on display in the Cornerstone Art Gallery from September 2nd to September 30th. The show is titled 17&4 and will feature individual photography series from each artist.

    Certain photography pieces will be for sale.

    The art show will have a gallery opening on Thursday, September 2nd from 6-8pm. The gallery... is free and open to the public and will remain open from September 2nd to September 30th during normal business hours. The art gallery will be located on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

    The gallery will continue to exhibit and promote the artwork of Cornerstone students and instructors, local high school and college students, as well as local and regional artists.

    For questions or if you're interested in having your work on display at Cornerstone contact the Education Department at 765.281.9503, ext 15.

  • Opening Reception for Gunther Cartwright's "Industrial Blues" 4pm to 6pm @ Art and Journalism Building, Ball State University Atrium 1001 N. McKinley Ave.

    Start September's First Thursday with Arts at the Atrium Gallery reception for Gunther Cartwright's Industrial Blues.

    Light refreshments will be served at 4:00pm and the Atrium Gallery will be open until 6:00 pm.
    The artist will be attending the reception and his artwork will be on display in the Atrium Gallery until September 18.
    The Atrium Gallery is located on the first floor of the Art and Journalism building at Ball State University.

    Gunther Cartwright's photography has been described as "powerful images of the structural elements of bridges, buildings, highways, fences and storage containers examine the formal relationships of line, form and color in the industrial landscape." This exhibition features Cartwright's artwork that "like the American Precisionists of the 1920's clarifies the geometrical structures of the machine age and provides us with a crisp new perspective of our contemporary industrial culture."

May 7, 2011

Saturday

  • A Retrospective of Jon Faloon's Photography 5pm to 12:42pm @ The Refreshed Gallery 107 North High Street

    Downtown Muncie, One Block From Savage's Bar, a brand new gallery in town called "REFRESHED" will be filled with the Photography, Videography and Encaustic paintings created by Jon Faloon.


    The Retrospective will contain a great deal of artworks that were created during my time here at Ball State. Seeing as I'm graduating today, and may not be around Muncie too much longer, I decided to combined my celebration with an extensive exposé of what I consider some of my best work.


    The Series or Artworks to be Presented at "Refreshed" by Jon Faloon

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    -Dual Reality
    -Extremities
    -Exit Through the Entrance
    -A collection of B&W favorites (2007 - 2010)
    -Choice color prints (2008 - 2011 )

    VIDEOGRAPHY

    -Calamitas
    -Ice Storm
    -Amerithetic Consumption
    -Cerebral Lampris
    -Breads

    And a group of ENCAUSTIC works that were painted on glass


    Opening Is Today, Saturday May 7th from 5 - 7pm.

    Refreshments will be provided

Jul 16, 2011

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Aug 6, 2011

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Aug 20, 2011

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Sep 1, 2011

Thursday

  • Jean McCauley Exhibition Reception 5pm to 8pm @ Muncie Civic Theatre 216 E. Main St.

    First Thursday September is Jean McCauley, a talented local artist who paints in oils, pastels, and is also a very gifted photographer. She is a member of the Muncie Artist Guild and was a featured artist at Art and Soul by Phoebe Gallery. 

    Sean Orlosky will also be showing a few of his paintings. Sean has become a resident artist at Muncie Civic. Sean is not only an artist, but also a thespian and has appeared in Civic productions through the years. 

    Vera Mae's Bistro always caters these events with their delicous food and wine will be served. It is free to the public. Board members will be on hand to tell about the new Season that Civic is offering and explain the upcoming auditions for "RENT" and "Marvin's Room." Tickets will be on sale for "Steel Magnolias" and "In the Next Room or (the vibrator play), which open September 16th and September 23rd respectively.

Apr 5, 2012

Thursday

May 3, 2012

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown

    Join us in downtown Muncie on Thursday, May 3rd for First Thursday.

    The First Thursday gallery walk is a monthly celebration of local art in Muncie's historic downtown district. New monthly exhibits are unveiled in galleries throughout downtown from 5pm to 8pm on the first Thursday of every month. Stroll the streets, meet the artists, enjoy live music, and find free refreshments at nearly every stop.

     

    111 Arts Gallery
    (Bicycle Art) - 111 E Main

    "Rat rod bikes custom bikes by local artist."

     

    The Artist Within
    Advanced Art From Muncie Central and Southside Highschool - 313 S Walnut

    May at the Artist Within will feature artwork by advanced high school art students from Muncie Central and Muncie Southside. Art instructors Ana Maria Picardo, Helen Zacek, and Britt Husman have selected "the best of the best" from their advanced two dimensional and three dimensional classes. The show, "Advanced Art", will include drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, jewelry and ceramics.  The show runs from May 3rd through Saturday May 26th.

     

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    2nd Chance - 520 E Main

    Gary Zimmerman will be presenting his painting and photography in a show entitled 2nd Chance. Zimmerman is retired from automotive manufacturing and is using his retirement to jump back into his early love of art which he studied in college. He started back by taking a few classes at Cornerstone and his work reflects his love of the creative process of art with a mixture of techniques and media.

    The Cornerstone Art Gallery is a public gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

     

    Gallery 308
    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – 308 E Main

    Known for his wide range of wild style art through paintings and sculptures, Muncie artist Brian Blair works through a variety of mediums from zany cartoon character types to realistic displays. His paintings are usually acrylic on canvas.  For his sculptures he uses such items as foam, paper mache, latex, or anything else that fits the project. 

    His work has been featured on album covers, books, posters, and numerous forms of advertising worldwide and also displayed in art galleries across the country. He has also been featured on such television shows as HGTV's "Our Place", WTHR-13 "Indiana's Own" and WIPB-49 "Portrait of the Artist" series. He was also honored with the Ball State University "Outstanding Young Alumni Award". 

     

    GoldSpace Theater
    Muncie Youth Embrace Creativity Bake Sale - 107 S Mulberry

    Muncie Youth Embrace Creativity (http://MYECatGoldSpace.com) is a non-profit focused on a year-round performing arts outreach program for the city's youth.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    Paintings and Jewelry: De La Mer et Le Ciel (Of the Sea and Sky) and The New Zealand Collection - 224 E Main

    Jan McCune will be sharing her New Zealand trip and subsequent collection of 21 new pendants at 6pm.

    At 6:30pm, Suzanne Lambert will be discussing In De La Mer et Le Ciel (Of the Sea and Sky), her collection of sensuous abstract paintings, and discussing how certain poets and authors inspired her latest large-scale acrylic paintings from exotic places.

     

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    Paintings by Mary-Anna Welch and Sean Orlosky - 216 E Main

    Ohio watercolor artist Mary-Anna Fricano Welch and Civic's artist-in-residence Sean Orlosky will be displaying their paintings. The Vintage Shop will be open, where you can buy beautiful clothes at great prices from Civic's costume department. Janessa Erickson will be selling her original hand-crafted jewelry. Muncie Civic Theatre board members will be on hand to describe the new theatre season and sell season tickets.

     

    Rose Court
    Paintings by Abigail LaBrum - 125 E Charles

    Abigail LaBrum is a sophomore at Ball State, majoring in painting and art history. She will be exhibiting her work in oil paints and watercolor.

     

    Savage’s Ale House
    The Work of Alexa Camacho - 127 High

    Arizona artist Alexa Camacho will be displaying sketches, watercolors, collages and other raw displays of technique.

     

    Yart
    Corner of Walnut & Charles

    This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together artists and art patrons in a casual and unique setting. Spring Yart 2012 will have oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, knits for children and adults, beaded jewelry, drawings, fused glass art and jewelry, sculpture, lampwork glass beads, knit stuffed animals, nature photography, clothing, psychedelic digital art, mosaics, leaf castings, and the Full Circle Arts Co-Op's Hands-On Children's Art Activity Area.

Jun 7, 2012

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown

    111 Arts Gallery
    "New Old Stock Toys in the Package" - 111 E Main

    Some for sale some not.

     

    The Artist Within
    "Free Range" - 313 S Walnut

    "Free Range" is an exhibit of paintings by local artist Brett Volpp.  Mr. Volpp is a graduate of Delta High School and studied art under recently retired art teacher Gary Huggler.  The interest in painting continued after high school for Brett and he received a BFA in painting from Indiana University in 1996. Work by this artist is on display at the Alchemy Restaurant in Bloomington and at the Hoosier Artist Gallery in Nashville.

     

    Cortex
    Garfield Illustrator Mike Fentz - 112 W Jackson

    Mike Fentz, the former head illustrator for the licensing program for Garfield, will be doing caricatures outside of Cortex from 6pm to 8pm. His caricatures and paintings. Ball State saxophonist Amanda Fratangel will be performing.

     

    Gallery 308
    "Artists, Faces, and Faraway Places" - 308 E Main

    "To capture beauty or reflect the personality of an individual is ultimately fulfilling, down to my soul," says artist Ron Richcreek. With photography, he tries to present the aesthetics of a subject in its natural environment in a manner that is pleasing to the eye and stirs an emotion in the observer.  With graphite, his goal is to capture a two dimensional likeness of the subject. In clay, he tries to create a sense of rhythm when developing the shape of a vessel to make it visually pleasing.

    "Artists, Faces, and Faraway places have always been a passion of mine.  As a teenager, I found photography as a form of self-expression; documenting the places and the people I thought were unique.  Photography expanded my interests into the study of drawing and, recently, working in clay.

    "My intention for the past four decades has been to catch an emotion and reflect the subject's personality. I grew up with my mother’s black and white family photos and looked through the pages of Life magazine which depicted the joys and tragedies of the world.  I saw the impact photography made on our society, even through advertising."

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    "Back to the Old School" and "The One of Many" - 224 E Main

    Tom Spoerner spent twelve years as the Chair of the Ball State Art Department, where he encouraged scores of students in their artistic pursuits. Spoerner’s own art studio work paused as the professor completed his doctoral degree in art education and then served in various admistrative positions for the university. He was active in art education work at both state and national levels and the recipient of numerous honors, including the Art Education Association of Indiana Distinguished Fellow award.  He retired from academic life in 2002.

    "I started painting again in the summer of 2009," Spoerner explains.  While most of the professor’s works are hard-edge or abstract designs, he considers himself to be "old school" in his both his approach and appreciation of art. "I am not concerned with super realism but want my paintings to look like something, have content, and be colorful.  "All of my paintings have a story behind them."

    Working in both painting and photography, the professor has exhibited in national, regional and local exhibitions; however, this will be his first show in 34 years, which he titled, "Back to the Old School: Painting Again after a 34 Year Hiatus." Spoerner will speak about his work at 6 PM.

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing provided its first art award at this years’ Annual Student Show at Ball State.  Arranged by their gallery director, Braydee Euliss, the award gave a student an exhibit of their work at the downtown gallery. Chris Graham was chosen by the juror to receive this award and will be showing in Gordy’s small front gallery during the month of June. Graham is fascinated with big cities, and most of his subject matter involves urban scenes. The new graduate has decided to move to Chicago, and this show, "The One of Many," commemorates the big step he will be taking in this move. Graham works in woodblock, lithography, intaglio and serigraphy to create the contemporary urban landscape.

     

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    Work of Julie Cranfill, Sean Orlosky, and Janessa Erickson - 216 E Main

    Indianapolis artist Julie Cranfill will be joined by Sean Orlosky, Resident Artist of Civic, and Janessa Erickson will be showing her unique jewelry designs. Muncie Civic Board Members will be on hand to tell you about the upcoming 2012-13 theatre season.

     

    Rose Court
    Photography of Earl Dunbar- 125 E Charles

    Muncie resident Earl Dunbar has always carried a camera with him during his career as a salesman; stopping to get that "situation" picture. While travelling, he had many opportunities to capture beautiful scenery in places such as Hawaii and Australia. Since moving to Indiana, Earl and his wife Penny have  found many photographic opportunities while exploring the state. He is now concentrating on macro close-ups of what nature has to offer.

     

    Vera Mae's Bistro
    Bake Sale - 207 S Walnut (outside)

    Suzuki violin students and their mothers will be selling homemade baked goods to raise funds for GoldSpace Theater  classes.

Jul 5, 2012

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

    Works by Aaron T. Brunsman, Brad Brunsman, and Stephanie Hutchison

     

    The Artist Within
    "A Little Mojo" and "Search for Life"- 313 S Walnut

    "Mo jo" is our way of saying we are featuring "more Joe Flynn".  Joe has been painting up a storm since his last show at the Artist Within and has been involved with the "Walking Man Project" in Anderson.

     

    "Search for Life" is in the upper level gallery, featuring work by Jerry Hannah.  Jerry is a 47 year old artist who just recently graduated from Ball State with a BFA in drawing. His work has been inspired by his longtime interest in astronomy and by Robert Crotty, an artist who took his own interest in astronomy and incorporated it into his artwork.

     

    Gallery 308
    8th Annual Members' Exhibition - 308 E Main

    The members' show is mounted every summer as an opportunity for gallery members to show off their artistic talents and to raise funds for future gallery activities.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    Potters Exhibit - 224 E Main

    Nine contemporary artisans will be filling the gallery with their latest pottery work. Also on display will be several pieces from the Muncie Pottery legacy, courtesy of historian Mark Eckelman.

    On First Thursday, Genny Gordy will be giving a talk at 6:15pm on Muncie Pottery - the name of both the company and the stunning pieces - vases, pottery and lamps - created there in the 1920s and 30s. This event will be a celebration of an historic pottery scene, right here on the banks of the White River.

     

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    Photography, Paintings, and Jewelry - 216 E Main

    On display will be Muncie Civic Theatre costume coordinator Robert Dirden's beautiful photos of body and make-up designs, David "Kip" Shawger's portraits, resident artist Sean Orlosky's original paintings, and Janessa Erickson's one-of-a-kind jewelry at affordable prices.

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    Muncie freelance writer, artist and graphic designer Sean Orlosky will be displaying his works in acrylic on canvas.


Oct 4, 2012

Thursday

  • YART - A Yard Sale for Art! 5pm to 12:42pm @ Downtown
  • Arts Walk 2012 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown

    Experience the arts in Downtown Muncie at this year's ArtsWalk on Thursday, October 4th from 5:00 – 9:00pm in the streets of Downtown and in Canan Commons.

    ArtsWalk will feature live entertainment such as music ensembles from Ball State University and America's Hometown Band, the YART sale featuring local works of art for under $40, and performances by Muncie Ballet Studio, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Muncie Civic Theatre, Ancient Arts Dancers, and more. Downtown art galleries are kicking off new exhibits, and there will be a kids area for activities and creative fun.

    The event will also feature street performers, a Soup Crawl at various locations, dinner and drink specials at local restaurants and establishments, community information featuring arts and culture partners, artisan booths, and more. Detailed maps will be available at the event throughout downtown.

    The spotlight of the event will be a ceremony celebrating the Grand Opening of the Canan Commons beginning at 7:15pm. The ceremony will feature guest speakers including the Mayor, music from America's Hometown Band, and a special pyrotechnics display and other entertainment to celebrate the opening of the new park and entertainment venue. The Grand Opening is presented by the City of Muncie, Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, and Muncie Arts and Culture Council. The event is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County. 

    Please join Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, Muncie Arts and Culture Council, Ball State Music Department, and all of the local galleries, artisans, and downtown businesses to celebrate the rich culture of arts and entertainment.

     

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

    Work by artists Malik, Brad Brunsman, Stephanie Hutchinson, Amanda Lentine, Nate Harmon, Sofielsa Harmon, Hector Cedillo, Sean King, Brant Dailey, Elyssa Christensen, and Alexa Camacho.

     

    The Artist Within
    “2 burris OWLS & A freeburg MIDGET (*W/mad art skills)”
    - 313 S Walnut

    Work by artists Debra Dragoo, Kara DuQuette, and Michael DuQuette in a collaborative exhibit of art dolls and wall art with music by Bryce Taylor.

    The Artist Within will also feature demonstrations of throwing on the potter’s wheel with resident potter Toren Scott and representatives from the BSU Ceramics Department and their Potters’ Guild.

     

    Cortex
    Sticks and Stones - 112 W Jackson

    Work by Sticks And Stones, a collaboration between mixed media artists Taylor Fentz and Dustin Davis. This artisan team uses a variety of materials such as bone, stone, wood, and metal to create an array of handmade crafts ranging from jewelry to pipes to weapons. The inspiration behind their creations comes from nature, primitive cultures, and a common background of Native American ancestry and tradition, all mixed with an artistic twist and a dash of fantasy. Visit http://sticksandstonesdt.etsy.com for more information.

    Also at Cortex:

    • Music by Mike Martin
    • Performance by Freakshow Foley
    • Jewelry by Jill Palumbo
    • Sculptures and other art by Kate Titus
    • Paintings by Ben Bryantt
    • Jewelry and painting by Sarah Hedges
    • On-site caricatures by Mike Fentz

     

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main

    Work by 2012 Paper Chase Show "Best in Show" winner Ann Johnson. “There is So Much I Want to Say to You” is a collection of pictures Ann has painted since she sold F.B. Fogg in 2008.

    What began as desire for watercolor paper which led her, as a young mother to take the first mixing of lint from her dryer to form an early handmade paper, blossomed into a 24-year career as handmade paper artist F.B. Fogg.  According to Johnson, “In my not so- quaint past, I took  paper further than it should go… clocks sold in every state in the union, sculptures in 14 countries, and enough golden retrievers  to form an avalanche of paper.  Then I sold Fogg.  When you experience loss or change, you surprise yourself.  Sometimes what matters is not what one gives, but what one gives up.  Now, I have returned to my 'roots', so to speak, and am once more a painter, a colorist.  So painting is a delight for me and best yet, I paint only to enjoy the art.  What a delightful time I am having!"

    Gallery 308 will also be hosting art making activities for all ages with aerosols, chalk, and the ever-popular squirt gun painting. Across Main Street, members of the BSU FreshstART group and other local artists will be "chalking the block". Be sure to check out their art!

    In case you miss the gallery opening, the exhibit continues through October 26. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturday from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    10 Year Gallery Anniversary - 224 E Main

    Ten years ago, Brian and Genny Gordy realized a dream by turning their oversized frame shop showroom into a legitimate art gallery. The Boyce Block space already offered high ceilings and hardwood floors, and underneath layers of wallpaper, a stunning plaster wall, authentically distressed by the centuries. A nifty hanging system was installed to protect that wall, and a gallery was born. The first artist was Gala Bent, who had worked for the Gordy’s while attending Ball State University as an art major.  The opening reception was held on the first Thursday in October 2002.

    The Gordy’s – also graduates of the BSU Art Department – had a vision about fine art, fine handcrafted picture framing, and the downtown Muncie art scene. They were certainly not alone in that vision, and a decade later, “First Thursdays” is a term that seldom needs explanation. Scores of art lovers mark their calendars to visit various gallery spaces downtown for an evening of exhibits of mostly local works that include oil paintings, watercolors, prints, jewelry, and a robust selection of pottery. Music is often a part of that scene, running the gamut from tuba ensembles to drum circles.

    “It is fulfilling,” offers Brian Gordy, “to live in a town that embraces its art and artists, not only by showing up at the various exhibits, but by collecting works by those artists, many of whom are recognized far beyond the boundaries of Delaware County.” The Gordy gallery represents twenty two local and regional artists.

    The owner himself will be the exhibitor on the wall for the month, opening during the annual ArtsWalk event on October 4, 2012. Designated an Indiana Artisan artist, Gordy has won numerous awards and is included in galleries beyond his own. For this show, titled, “Recent Watercolors,” twenty new paintings with varying subjects will be hung, including complex compositions with intense colors and the first of a new series. The new pieces are semi-abstract images inspired by roots, riverbanks and reflective waters, and will hang alongside the final pieces of a turtle series the artist has been painting for the past seven years. States Gordy, “I consider these five images to be the most challenging and aesthetically successful of the turtle series. They also mark its conclusion.”

    The evening’s agenda includes a short talk and introduction of artists at 6 PM, “Meet and Greet the Artists,” and photo op. “For any contribution, guests may have a picture taken with one of the artists.  Greg Harty and Jack’s Camera Shop are donating services for this fun event, the proceeds of which will go to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank,” Genny explains. “They are doing The Soup Crawl again during ArtsWalk, and we wanted to help with their mission. We thought this would be a memorable way for the artists and the gallery to give back to the community that sustains us.”

    Visitors may also register to win a $200 gift certificate for custom picture framing during the 5 to 9 PM time frame. For children, there will be a “Fill in the Famous Frame” coloring sheets.  Music will be provided by Mike Statler, also of Jack’s Camera Shop.

    “We started a gallery because it was an important aspect of our personal “ideal community” concept. That others are encouraged by our efforts is the icing on our anniversary cake,” offers Genny.

    ArtsWalk Agenda at Gordy Fine Art 2012:

    • 5 PM – Exhibit, “Recent Watercolors,” opens
    • 6 PM - Genny will give a short talk and introduce the artist, Brian Gordy and other GFAF artists
    • 6:15 to 7 PM - Meet and Greet artists and photo op for a donation to be given to 2nd Harvest
    • 8 PM - Drawing for $200 gift certificate for picture framing (need not be present to win)
    • All evening - Fill in the Famous Frame Coloring sheets for Children and Interested Adults
    • 9 PM – Closing
    • Intermittent:  Woody Statler live music

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

     

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E Main

    Work by artist Susie Burns.

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    The photography of Jennifer Smith and Andrea Swartz.

    Jennifer Smith is a retired business professional turned camera junkie who uses the photographic lens to learn about, view and document her travels.

    Andrea Swartz teaches in the Department of Architecture at Ball State University.  Her photographs explore our built environment and its relationship to place, time and people. Both have had work accepted in juried shows and received awards.

     

    Savage's Ale House
    127 High St.

    Work by artist Jannell Summers.

     

    Yart
    Canan Commons

    Yart is a yard-sale-styled art sale that has been a Muncie tradition for many, many years. All art is created by local artists and each piece is available for sale for $40 or less.

Nov 1, 2012

Thursday

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

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut - Autumn Artists

    Autumn Artists: Recent Work by the Artist Within Students and Staff is the featured exhibit for November at the Artist Within, 313 S. Walnut Street in Muncie's Downtown Arts District.  Artwork from the studio's ceramics, painting, drawing, and sculpture classes will be on display and for sale November 1-30, 2012.  Instructors Gary Huggler, Toren Scott, Karen Fisher, and Bob Hartley will show their work along with their students Eugene Boyd, Nick Thomas, Karen Bailey, Tara Harshbarger, Erika Kischuk, Lauren Lykens, Barbara Hauck, Jackie Harris, and Audrey Scott.

    An opening reception will be held during First Thursday, November 1 from 5-8pm with live music and light refreshments.  Music will be provided by sculpture student Karen Bailey.

    Please make plans to attend the opening to meet Karen and the other artists whohave work in the exhibit.

    Regular studio hours: T-Th/11am-6pm Fri/11am-10pm Sat/11am-7pm; closed Sun & Mon

     

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts
    520 E Main St - 13 Directions

    Ball State University students will display their photographs at Cornerstone’s Art Gallery from November 1st - 30th. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, November 1st from 6 pm to 8 pm.

    The show, titled 13 Directions, will feature the work of thirteen senior art majors with emphasis on photography: Hannah Baker, Kristin Bowlby, Cara Calanni, Chelsea Combs, Jordyn Cox, Kaylie Davis, David Deng, Emily Hvidston, Holly Lay, Aly Edmondson, Sarah Reynolds, Amanda Williams, and Jaimie Wilson. The photography will feature works themed in intimacy, beauty, storytelling, and more.

    The students have been studying under the direction of professors Jacinda Russell and Mark Sawrie. The students are very excited to show the community what they have been working on throughout the past year.

    The gallery is located on the second floor of our building. The gallery will continue to exhibit and promote the artwork of Cornerstone students and instructors, local high school and college students, as well as local and regional artists.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main - Pandora’s Creative Box

    Award-winning photo artist Larry Graham has been invited to exhibit his work for the month of November in the downtown gallery of Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company. Opening with a reception on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 5 to 8 PM, the display will include a variety of mediums from the former Ball State University professor of art.  Titled “Pandora’s Creative Box,” the collection is, “a medley of new and old work using…photography, painting and drawing to illustrate the artist’s creative gifts over the last 40 years.”  Graham has given over 100 exhibitions and numerous performances and lectures.  He will speak about his work at 6:15 PM during the reception, discussing the techniques he uses, mixing photography, drawing, painting, and computer images, “to exemplify a culture which is a conglomerate.”

    Graham primarily taught photography and computer graphics courses during his tenure at BSU, but also taught drawing, design, painting and art education classes. Retiring as a Full Professor in 1995, Graham is credited with introducing many professional photographers to the art form, including local resident Pamela DeMarris. “He was my mentor,” offers the international award-winning DeMarris. “He is the one who encouraged me to get my MFA in photography.” Other former students include the Ball State University Architect, Greg Graham, professional photographer, Ron Richcreek, and the gallery owners, Brian and Genny Gordy.

    In addition to his personal portfolio, Graham has worked with contemporary American composers, Cleve Scott and Dan Senn. With Senn, the artist created two computer graphic pieces, “Bucktooth Bird, and “Three Primitives,” which have been extensively exhibited from New Zealand to New York.

    Light refreshments will be served during the reception and the public is invited. Other downtown galleries will also be hosting art exhibits, and there is no charge to attend. The exhibit may also be viewed through November 30, 2012 during the gallery’s business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday, 9 to 3, or by appointment.

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

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles - Julie Cranfill

    Rose Court will be exhibiting the works of Julie Cranfill for November's First Thursday.  Originally from Muncie, Julie has shown her work in several Indiana locations as well as the Atlanta Mercantile in Atlanta, GA.  Her inspiration comes from life and what she sees around her.  Julie likes to experiment with colors and brush strokes, sometimes layering the paintings.  Her subjects vary from abstract to floral, landscapes to seascapes, buildings and portraits.

     

    Savage's Ale House
    127 High St - Digital Experiment: Collection by PROJECTiONE

    Savage’s Ale House is proud to announce a collection of new prototypes by PROJECTiONE, a design/fabrication studio locally owned and operated by recent graduate architects Adam Buente and Kyle Perry.  The design duo’s most recent work, Digital Experiment, will be on display during the month of November 2012, with an opening reception Thursday, November 1st, which coincides with downtown Muncie’s First Thursday event.

    Originally a collaborative architectural thesis, PROJECTiONE began examining digital tools with analog methods through full-scale prototypes, research, and collaboration with other disciplines. A number of client-based projects, exhibitions, and product designs have fueled the development of this young start-up. Partnerships with Riley Hospital for Children and Indianapolis based non-profit do-tank People for Urban Progress, just to name a few, have Buente and Perry continuing to explore potential relationships between fabrication methods and both analog and digital design. Their most recent endeavor is a series of physical prototypes that utilize the capabilities of computational design tools, CNC machining technology, and an array of synthetic materials. Digital Experiment is described as an investigation of the “use and misuse of design and fabrication software,” in order to reintroduce “an intricate level of ornament previously achieved only by hand through skilled craftsmen and laborers” to the contemporary design table. The end result: a visual and textural treat.

    A reception for the design duo will be held First Thursday, November 1st, 2012, from 5 to 8 PM at the downtown bar. The public is encouraged to attend and continue their First Thursday experience beyond normal gallery opening hours, as Savage’s is opening until 2 AM. The exhibit can be viewed through December 3rd, 2012 Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM – 2 AM, Friday 11:30 – 3 AM, Saturday 3 PM – 3 AM, and Sunday 3 PM – 2 AM.

    Savage’s Ale House is located at 127 E High Street. Inquiries about PROJECTiONE, Digital Experiment, and other projects should be directed to info@projectione.com

Nov 2, 2012

Friday

Feb 7, 2013

Thursday

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

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

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

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    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

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

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

    A brief background on the mission trip:

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

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main

    BSU Annual Print Show + Introducing Amelia Morris

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

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

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

     

Mar 7, 2013

Thursday

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

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

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

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main

    A passion for the arts often begins at an early age, and the talents and imagination of more than 80 young artists will be showcased in a countywide exhibit when Gallery 308 opens its 9th annual K-12 Juried Student Art Show next week. The public is invited to stop by and see what our young local artists are doing. There’s a free reception for the show’s opening on March 7, the First Thursday of the month.

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

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

    In addition to announcing the prize winners at the opening, the Gallery will announce the name of the school that has won the 2013 Y.B. Williams Art Supply Award. The $500 cash award is given to the school whose students earned the most points for their arts involvement. Fisher explained that students earn points for their school by attending art gallery openings, visiting museums and other art venues. “The school with the most points wins the $500 award which is to be used by the school to purchase art supplies,” she said. The name of the winning school will be announced at the opening reception. Delta Middle School was last year’s winner.

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main

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

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

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

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

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 8, 2013

Saturday

Jul 3, 2013

Wednesday

  • First Wednesday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    The Artist Within: Painting by Joe Flynn The Artist Within: Painting by Joe Flynn The Artist Within: Painting by Joe Flynn Fickle Peach: Portrait by Brandon Beeson Gordy's: Bronze sculpture by Cheryl Anne Lorance Gordy's: Cheryl Anne Lorance pouring bronze for a sculpture

    Note: Gallery openings will take place on Wednesday, July 3rd to make room for the Fourth of July celebrations the next day.

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    The featured artist for July at the Artist Within will be Joe Flynn. Joe features several new paintings in his always-popular style of grouped canvases as well as single pieces.  The title of his show is “Love is all you need” and is expressed throughout the work on display through July 29th. We hope you will make plans to attend, meet the artist, listen to live music by the Michael Martin Band, and enjoy light refreshments.

     

    The Fickle Peach
    117 E Charles
    Brandon Beeson will be painting portraits on a "pay-what-you-feel scale" at The Fickle Peach. Brandon is a local artist studying painting at Ball State and uses watercolor and ink.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Gallery 308 opens its 9th Annual Members’ Exhibition with a free reception from

    5 to 8pm on Wednesday, July 3. The exhibit features more than 50 works in various mediums including paintings, drawings, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. In its nine-year history, approximately 25-30 artists participate in the annual exhibition.

    The members show is one of Gallery 308’s most popular exhibits and is mounted every summer, showcasing the artistic talents of the gallery’s patrons and this year to support the gallery’s Public Art Initiative.  This year all exhibition fees and donations from works sold will help fund the artist fees and costs of installation for the public art sculpture to be given to the City of Muncie.

    The all-original artwork by current Gallery members will be on display through July 26. The gallery is open Friday from 3-7pm and Saturdays   from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free. 

    Gallery 308, which provides space for local and regional artists with monthly "First Thursday" exhibits, is in its 13th year as a nonprofit art gallery. For more information about the Members' Exhibition opening, contact sherry@jackscamera.com.

    Located at 308 East Main Street, Gallery 308 is a 501(c)(3) community art gallery which exists to provide exhibition space for artists, encourage innovative work and serve the community as a cultural and educational resource. Contributions to Gallery 308 are tax-deductible. To inquire about gallery hours, volunteer and donor opportunities, call 765-289-8575, or visit www.gallery308.org for information about upcoming exhibits.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    "Negotiating the Curve" – The art of Cheryl Anne Lorance

    Voluptuous bronze and glass sculptures and fantastical egg tempera paintings will be the featured exhibit for the month of July at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. in downtown Muncie. on the first Wednesday of the month, July 3rd. "The downtown galleries agreed to leave the 4th of July to its traditional use as the celebration of our country’s birth, and we would celebrate our new exhibits opening the night prior," offered Braydee Euliss , gallery director at GFAF. "We want to encourage attendance, and believe Wednesday, the 3rd, will be more conducive to that."

    Exhibitor Cheryl Anne Lorance is a Ball State University graduate who just moved back to her home state after living in Santa Fe for 16 years. Her precise egg tempera paintings contain fantastical elements with a sense of mystery. The artist admits to a strong influence by Magical Realism and the new Objectivity, which seats magical elements in a mundane or normal setting. Lorance packs a powerful exhibition with her biomorphic, undulating sculptures that bulge and twist beneath delightful patinas.  Some hang from cables, adding an element of oppression. Beautiful, and yet unidentifiable, Lorance brings playfulness to the work, causing viewers to ask, "What is it? A flower? A bug, or a baby?"

    The active Lorance is currently part of a public art project in Indianapolis called, "Go Ahead and Play," sponsored by Women’s Funds of Indiana. This event will feature twenty pianos that have been transformed by local artists and displayed in public places in Indianapolis throughout August. Lorance has also been invited to begin teaching at the Indianapolis Art Center this summer.

    The reception hours are 5 to 8 PM. The award-winning artist will speak about her work, and answer questions at 6 PM. The public is invited to attend.

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

Sep 5, 2013

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Walnut Street
    Work by Zorn Crowder - 111 Arts Gallery "Dogwood" by Cindy Turner - The Artist Within "Cabbage" by Cindy Turner - The Artist Within Work by Sherry Powell - Gallery 308 "Vegetable Basket on Blue" by Genny Gordy - Gordy Fine Art & Framing "I Heard Color Raining" by Suzanne Lambert - Gordy Fine Art & Framing "Naranja I& II" by Suzanne Lambert - Gordy Fine Art & Framing "King Balloon Ascent" by Barbara La Rue - Munseetown Square Lobby Work by Bette Graham - Munseetown Square Lobby "Old Alender Homestead, Grandma Barnes Road" by David Dale - Munseetown Square Lobby "Sand Bar" by Eric Ernstberger - Munseetown Square Lobby "Natchez, Under the Hill" by Jim Faulkner - Munseetown Square Lobby "River Bend" by Brian Gordy - Munseetown Square Lobby Work by Tony Costello - Rose Court Work by Tony Costello - Rose Court "NELMA" by Braydee Euliss - Savage's Ale House

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main
    Zorn Crowder skater local celebrity outsider artist presents series of drawing on cardboard found object ink marker pen paint bring money n skateboards n beer, located next to mark 3 areas favorite gay bar we love you.

     

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    Botanically and Naturally Inclined – The work of Cindy Norrick Turner
    Cindy Norrick Turner’s style of painting is very colorful and very bold and this is apparent to even the most casual observer. Cindy is a native of Delaware County and a graduate of BSU with a degree in graphic design. Since her first class taken from local watercolorist Brian Gordy, Turner has exhibited regularly throughout central Indiana in her own shows as well as in juried competitions.  She continues to take additional classes and workshops in watercolor techniques and has admirers throughout the world due to her exposure on Facebook and Flickr. Topics for her paintings change often from the botanicals offered in this show to the architectural paintings at her next show in October 2013 at The Rose Court.  Turner does commissioned work as well as of those of her own choosing.  Contact Turner at renrut1105@aol.com, through her Facebook page, or through her Flickr account to see more of her paintings or for more information.  She is also currently signing up students for her fall “Basic Watercolor” class that will be taught at The Artist Within.

     
    Students for Responsible Consumerism – In the Upper Level Gallery
    The Upper Level Gallery will display work submitted to the Ball State organization Students for Responsible Consumerism and the work will remain on exhibit  through September 20th. Artwork from this show will then be part of the “Living Lightly Fair” held at Minnetrista on Saturday, September 21, 2013.  Artwork in this exhibit must be created from reused materials or with a sustainable theme.

     

    Canan Commons
    500 S Walnut
    Dance, Dance, Dance
    Join America’s Hometown Band at 7pm on First Thursday as they perform some of our best-loved dance tunes and perennial favorites. This concert is sponsored by Indiana Public Radio.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Borderline 2013: Board Members Past and Present

    Sherry was a charter board member of Mitchell Place and also serves as the treasurer of Gallery 308 and is a talented photographer.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Color Ocean/Color Land –
    The work of Suzanne Lambert
    "I live in a sea of color, the waves roll in and thru and all around." - Suzanne Lambert.

    Guests to the upcoming First Thursday art opening at Gordy Fine Art and Framing are in for an eye-satisfying festival of color. Suzanne Lambert is well-known for mixed media canvases with stunning arrangements of poured, dripped and sprayed paints. The former dancer seems to transfer dance movements into her work; colors flow and are embellished with staccato beats, swirls and arabesques. Titles give hints to the artist’s meaning, or the place of inspiration. That could be the Ohio River Valley or the French countryside; Lambert splits her residence/studio between two continents. “My intention is to visually convey, through color, tone and composition, the feeling and essence of places I live and visit, the people I experience.” She continues, “Energy of life moves me; I wish to bring this feeling to the viewer, to touch them and, perhaps, to lift the soul…” Lambert will fill the main gallery with new works, and will speak about her work during the opening reception on First Thursday at 6:15 PM. Reception hours are 5 to 8 PM.

    iGarden – The work of Genny Gordy
    "I work in a garden of colors. My eyes dart from flower to fruit to bug, but my images are always about the intense saturation of color I find, especially the infrequent blue." - Genny Gordy.

    Genny Gordy will hang an exhibit of photos and watercolors in the Nook gallery during the month of September. Titled “iGarden”, the show exposes the acre of land in town that Gordy and husband, Brian, somewhat wildly maintain and that Genny’s iPhone camera readily captures. Fruit trees and grape vines share space with raised bed and traditional vegetable gardens. Flowers and herbs fill every view. Artworks dot the landscape – a Kim Anderson bird bath, Matt Lynch sculpture, an Amish fertility sign, painted by a friend.  A cabin, possibly 80 years old, serves as Genny’s garden shed. A blue desk in the shade is used as a garden bench and is the background for many photos. One hundred year-old trees edge the plot, and a dry stream bed runs through, serving only during heavy rains. A small bridge connects upper and lower yards where wildlife - from deer to heron to flying squirrel - has visited through the years. “It is where I reconnect with the ground beneath my feet and work out thoughts and muscles,” offers Genny. “Every day, I step out my back door into the wonder of the gardens and return renewed. These images are my attempt to share that colorful magic with others.”  Gordy will speak about her work at 6:30 PM on First Thursday.

    Both exhibits will remain on display through September 30, 2013, and may be viewed during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturdays, 9 to 3, or by appointment.

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

     

    The Living Room
    130 W Jackson
    The Living Room will have art on display during First Thursday.

     

    Muncie Ballet
    118 S Walnut
    Muncie Ballet will have demonstrations, door prizes, mini lessons, and snacks during registration and open house on First Thursday.  Shop the ballet boutique or register for dance. Tuition assistance is available.

     

    Munseetown Square Lobby
    400 S Walnut
    Artwork of Munseetown Square
    The offices of DeFur Voran and Raymond James  are partnering to transform the lobby of Munseetown Square into a gallery, featuring the works of local artists David Dale, Brian Gordy, Jim Faulkner, Eric Ernstberger, and many others.

    Bette Graham
    Muncie native Bette Graham is known for her landscapes and popular images of cats.  For over sixty years, she has been active in the local arts community. Proficient in several art media, Graham's primary focus throughout her lengthy career has been printmaking--both wood block and linoleum.

    Jim Faulkner
    Faulkner taught and practiced contemporary abstract art while teaching at Ball State for thirteen years. Near the end of his college teaching in 1977, Faulkner returned to his background of realistic watercolor and sculpture.  There, he found a search for the essence of what he believes and feels to be truth.  He paints full time at the country homestead he shares with his wife, Eleanor, and various cats and dogs.  His studio is a restored barn.  He has received numerous awards throughout his painting career and is one of the most collected and well-known artists of east-central Indiana.

    Brian Gordy
    Brian Gordy taught art in the public schools, the university level and privately for over 20 years.  He exhibits throughout the United States and has earned numerous awards for his watercolors and charcoal drawings. Mr. Gordy, with his wife Genny and son Ben, own and operate Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company.

    Barbara LaRue King
    After graduating from Ball State with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, LaRue King worked as a graphic designer at Indiana Glass Company where she rejuvenated the company’s packaging and marketing.  Her own line of design-on-glassware was distributed nationally through department store chains. Working at Hallmark’s Ensemble Company division, she designed product lines for Franklin Covey, the United States Post Office, and other high-profile Ensemble clients.  Most recently, she has been employed at Hallmark’s Kansas City headquarters designing album and giftwrap lines in Hallmark’s Gifts Studio. 

    Eric Ernstberger
    Eric Ernstberger, a Muncie resident, is a native to extreme southern Indiana’s un-glaciated landscape which stands in bold contrast to the flat un-forested terrain of the state’s better known midsection.  His love for painting, drawing and the arts was influenced by the physical attributes of this unique landscape and further evolved by the profession he has chosen to pursue for the last three decades. Ernstberger is a registered site architect and founding partner of Rundell Ernstberger Associates, the region’s largest urban design and site architectural firm with offices in Muncie, Indianapolis, and Louisville.  His vivid expressionistic paintings in acrylic on paper are spontaneous, free flowing images of landscapes, objects, people, and events, offering intense abstraction or new perspectives on familiar subjects.

    David Dale
    Artist and designer David Dale was born in Muncie in 1940.  He attended the Fort Wayne Art School and Museum on scholarship where he studied figure drawing, portraiture and landscape painting.  The founder of David Dale Designs, Dale also taught by invitation, Complex Interiors and Professional Practices in the School of Fine Art at Ball State. Dale paints landscapes in pastel and oil, both outdoors and in his studio.  He also designs and handcrafts signature picture frames to complement his paintings.  His paintings hang in corporate, museum, private and public collections.

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles
    Rose Court is pleased to feature the art work of Muncie's noted architect Anthony J. "Tony" Costello, FAIA.  You may have heard or read about Tony regarding his work in architecture or his mission trips to Haiti, but you may not know that he is also an award winning artist.

    Tony has always done sketching as part of his architectural practice but in 2010 decided to submit sketches to Architectural Record's Napkin Sketch competition and continued to submit his sketches each year after.  He won Runner-Up/Professional Award in 2011 and 2012. He is the only person to win awards in two of the three contests held since 2010.  The impetus for this contest is that architects have historically sketched ideas on napkins while having a few drinks with clients or colleagues.  Napkin sketching involves using a 5" x 5"plain white cocktail napkin and sketching on it with a pen.

    This will be Tony's first public exhibit of his napkin sketches. Sketches and watercolors from his travels, including Italy, England, Istanbul, Haiti, New York City, and Boston, will be featured.  Napkin sketches and sketchbook sketches will be available for sale.

     

    Savage's Ale House
    127 N High
    The Work of Braydee Euliss

    Euliss will exhibit encaustic (hot wax) paintings as well as a series of necklaces. Gallery Manager at Gordy Fine Art & Framing and a Ball State graduate, Euliss holds a BFA in Sculpture. Her vast 3-D background, coupled with an innate preoccupation with repurposing, informs her continued use of non-traditional and found media.

Sep 7, 2013

Saturday

Oct 3, 2013

Thursday

  • Fall 2013 YART - A Yard Sale for Art! 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown

    Join YART on FaceBook!

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    ~ YART - A Yard Sale for Art! ~

    Downtown Muncie, Indiana every Spring and Fall!

    - All artists manage their own displays and sales!

    - We keep a yard sale vibe with all art priced under $40!

    - Meet the artists making LIVE art! 

    - Children's Hands-On ArtSpace!

    - All kinds of art made by all kinds of artists!

    - Everyone is welcome! 

    - YART is FREE to attend!

    - Artists: There is no vending fee for YART and YART does not take a cut of your sales. You'll need your own display and we suggest some chairs. YART is outdoors, so plan for heat, wind, and hopefully not rain. ;) Make contact to reserve your space NOW! :)

    - LIVE entertainers are very welcome! 

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  • ArtsWalk 2013 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown
    Work by Andrea Swartz on display at Rose Court Work by Jennifer Smith on display at Rose Court Work by Cindy Norrick Turner on display at Rose Court Work by Cindy Norrick Turner on display at Rose Court Work by Andrea Swartz on display at Rose Court Work by Jennifer Smith on display at Rose Court "Putting it All Together" exhibit at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. "Putting it All Together" exhibit at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Work by Phil Diaz on display at The Heorot Work by Brandon Beeson on display at The Heorot Work by Natalie Kowalk on display at Valhalla "Conversation with Ivan Wheale" by Alfredo Marin-Carle, on display at Gallery 308 "Yellow Door" by Ryan Sparrow, on display at Gallery 308 Work on display at PROJECTiONE Work on display at PROJECTiONE

    The MITS Trolley will run the Downtown loop to include close access to each featured location from 5-9pm


     

    Main Street

    MFD Fire Department Museum
    The Muncie Fire Department Museum will be open for tours. The museum includes artifacts, equipment and pictures that cover the history of the fire department for the city of Muncie.

    Gallery 308
    This two–man show titled “Conversations and After/Life” is a collection of fine art photography.  This exhibit features two award-winning artists, Alfredo Marin Carle and Ryan Sparrow.  Both artists are faculty in the Department of Journalism at Ball State University teaching visual journalism classes.  Marin-Carle and Sparrow earned the gallery exhibit when they captured Best of Show and first place awards respectively from Gallery’s 308’s Paperchaser 2012 juried exhibition.  Marin-Carle took top honors for his self-portrait, “Introspection”. 

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing
    Style show by Pat Nelson and Ann Baddeley Keister entitled: “Putting it All Together:  Invention, Appropriation, Transformation, Elaboration,” The show will feature wearable garments designed and sewn by Ann using recycled Japanese kimono fabrics. Pat’s jewelry pieces of mixed metals, vitreous enamel, stones and some fabric were  made as the garments were under construction, “allowing for much give and take” between the two artists during the process.”  Runway shows will be at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM with limited seating.

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    Performance pieces from the upcoming show “Dreamgirls” featuring Muncie’s own broadway and motion picture actress, Cynda Williams!

    Downtown Farm Stand
    Series of "farmscapes" by Kishel Photography taken at some of the the farms who’s products are regularly represented at the Farm Stand.  Deli will be open with  beer and wine available for purchase.

    111 Arts Gallery
    Collaborative art show with a live musical performance!

    Old National Bank
    Exhibit of local artists and refreshments in the bank lobby featuring work from Sylvia LaRue, Sharon LaRue, Jean McCauley, Liz Guntle, Debbie Brown, and Susie Morgan

    Delaware County Building
    Green, environmental, conservation, and sustainable organizations, agencies, and non-profits will have booths and displays in the Delaware County Building Plaza.

    Heintzelman Green Space
    Musical Performances
    5pm: Emily Myren
    6pm: Matt Ruddick
    7pm: Dustin Vance. 
    8pm: Projection from BSU video students

     

    100 Blk N Mulberry

    Folly Moon
    Opening exhibit by artist Matt Lykens

     

    100 Blk S. Walnut St.

    Chesterfields
    Soup Crawl location and open for dining

    Muncie Ballet Studio
    Class registration and mini dance classes. Tutu display and Nutcracker excerpts will be performed at Canan Commons.

    Kirk's Bike Shop
    Introducing the newest line of bicycles and accessories from Electra Bicycle Company. Kirk's will also be featuring a 2013 Model Closeout Sale! There will be HUGE markdowns on 2013 Trek Bicycles. Kirk's Bike Shop will be open until 8pm.

    The Arsenal
    Wine Down WOD (Workout of the Day). Wine and cheese will be shared with participants during live CrossFit workouts for observation. Staff will provide tours and answer questions about The Arsenal and Crossfit. Patrons are also encouraged to sign up for a free WOD.

    Hue Studio
    Welcome our newest DWNTWN neighbor!  Grand opening!

    Pazols Jewelers
    Masterworks Chorale ensemble groups will perform periodically from 6pm. There will be light refreshments and a cookbook sale.

     

    100 Blk. W. Jackson

    Cortex
    Works in media ranging from acrylic to velum and glass. Drawings from nature and life experiences Artisans Abygale Devendorf, Taylor Fentz, Jill Polumbo and Brenda Whittaker and Juli Thorson will showcase their talents in images and jewelry. Wilson Wine Tasting. Local music legend and Folly Moon proprietor Mike Martin will perform.

    The Living Room
    "In this series of paintings Michael May has been depicting experiments developed by a fictional harmless lunatic. The picture plane is split into segments, each showing a different stage in the experiment. By moving from segment to segment the viewer is able to unpack the experiment piece by piece."

    Carnegie Library Art
    Discover amazing art and artifacts inside Carnegie Library. Enjoy the building’s classical architecture including a stained glass dome, historical maps, and a commanding original painting by J. Ottis Adams of Wheeling Pike as it Appeared in 1891.
    Also on display is a collection of vases, sculptures, carved treasures, and more from Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan, and South Korea. These treasures were gifts to the City of Muncie during economic development visits and have been archived and documented by Muncie Public Library. These items are displayed periodically for all to discover and enjoy!

     

    200 Blk S. Walnut

    Towne Boutique
    One of a kind, eclectic and fanciful hats and accessories

    Casa Del Sol Parking lot
    6:30 - BSU Jazz Band
    7:30 - BSU Tuba Euphonium

    Valhalla
    Featuring work from artist Natalie Kowalk. Kowalk focuses on dysfunctional characters and environments in her narrative paintings. Valhalla will also feature live music!

    Heorot
    Featuring work from Brandon Beeson and Ellery Diaz.
    Beeson draws inspiration for his paintings from issues concerning graduating college students. Diaz repurposes vintage National Geographic imagery to create new work usually incorporating text

     

    300 Blk S. Walnut

    The Artist Within
    “Thirteen Artists Within” showcases the artwork of the thirteen very creative and talented artists whose work is sold through the Artist Within’s gift shop: Bette Graham, David Calvin, Leslie Blair, Chic Ebert Velazco, Lynette Whitesell, Barbara Houck, Bill Cox, Cindy Turner, Gary Huggler, Eugene Boyd, Karen Fisher, Toren Scott and Bob Hartley.
    Light refreshments, music by Bryce Taylor and an opportunity to meet the artists with potter’s wheel throwing demonstrations by resident potter Toren Scott and representatives from the BSU Ceramics Department and their Potters’ Guild.

     

    Old National Trust Parking Lot

    BSU Art Department
    Art Professors Ted Neal, Vance Bell, and BSU ceramics students will demonstrate throwing on the potter’s wheel

    YART
    This guerrilla art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to the community. No art will be priced above $40!

     

    400 Blk S. Walnut St

    Prime Trust Soup Crawl
    Prime Trust hosts Soup Crawl to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Several Downtown restaurants will be featuring a cup of soup, for a unique dining experience, for the low ticket price of $15- Tickets can be purchased the night of the event at the corner of Walnut and Charles St

    Muncie Young Professionals
    Presenting, Candy Chang’s “Before I Die” project. This project is a global public art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public space. MYP will have a 7' x 16' chalkboard on display for the public to write their own personal messages about their life's dreams.

    Canan Commons
    Information and artwork will be available from Muncie Arts and Culture Council Community Partners including Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance, Ball State’s Metal Guild, CityScapes, David Owsley Museum of Art, East Central Neighborhood Association, Etch a Thing, Friends Memorial Church and Preschool, Indiana Public Radio, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Heather’s Edible Art, Muncie Children’s Museum, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Southside Band & Guard, Tamarack Studio, and No Studios.

    Canan Commons Stage
    5:30-6:30 - Muncie Symphony Orchestra sponsored by Raymond James and the City of Muncie,
    6:30-7:30 - Community Arts Performances on small stage with performances by Muncie Ballet Studio, Muncie Civic Theatre, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Southside High School Band and Guard, and Ball State’s Department of Theatre and Dance.
    7:30-9:00 - New Orleans own Rebirth Brass Band presented by Three Trails Music Series

    Muncie Music Center
    6:30-7:30 - The Muncie Music Center House Band consisting of employees and friends of Muncie Music Center.  R&B/Funk/Soul . Check them out between performances at Canan Commons.

     

    100 Blk W. Charles

    Barn Brasserie
    Local artist display and sale

     

    110 Blk E. Charles

    Kids Chalk Drawing Collaboration
    Sponsored by the Fickle Peach

    Rose Court
    Historic Rose Court will be displaying works from Cindy Turner - watercolorist, Andrea Swartz award winning photographer and Jennifer Smith award winning photographer.

    Hotheads Pepper Store
    Located on 2nd floor  of Rose Court “Paint with Flavor” artist collaboration

    Mutual Bank
    Featuring local artists and refreshments in the bank lobby.

     

    400 Blk E. Charles St

    Open Door Health Services
    View the permanent collection of Open Door Health Services.  Artists include Brian Gordy, R. David Dale, Jim Faulkner, Hattie Stanton, Kyle Evens, Richard Tuck and Jeff Owen Pearson.

     

    100 Blk N. High St

    Savages Ale House
    Opening exhibit with works by Angie Ridge Hedman.

    Refresh
    Will be featuring a large variety of items from Buttons to Blooms along with their usual amazing inventory. Buttons to Blooms are whimsical home decor items made from buttons, clay, ribbons, and wire and are sure to brighten up any room.

    Dan’s Downtown Records
    Dan's Downtown Records features one of the largest collections of new and used vinyl in east-central Indiana.

     

    200 Blk S High St.

    High Street United Methodist Church
    Numerous stained glass windows, 15 paintings of a religious nature, including "Adoration of the Shepherds" (circa 1720-1730) by Francesco Cavaliere Trevisani (also known as Romano), and a tapestry "Birth of the Virgin" by an unknown artist (circa 1525-1550). Visitors should enter through the main (east) entrance.

     

    Throughout Downtown

    BSU School of Art
    Video students will be presenting Spectacle and Illusion: Projection in Public Space.  Eight students will activate a variety of public buildings and spaces throughout downtown with site specific video.  Projection will begin at sunset.
    Artists include: Marie Boedeker, Chad Copeland, Eileen Costello, Tyler Gater, Amanda Knigga, Melissa Livermore, Kristina Powell, Shelby Sanders

    Southside Marching Band
    Students will be playing “Boom Whacks” in various locations.

    Blue Sky Carnival Band
    The band will parade in the streets at 7:00pm as we march to Canan Commons for the “Rebirth Brass Band” Performance!  Join the party!

    TEMPORAL SYNAPSE at PROJECTiONE
    PROJECTiONE is a design collaborative led by artists Adam Buente and Kyle Perry, both residents of Muncie, IN. Founded in 2009.  Their most recent project “Temporal Synapse” was designed to inhabit 6 elevator lobbies in the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital on Wishard Health’s newest campus. More than 18 months in the making, “Temporal Synapse” is due to be installed before the end of October. Eager to share their most recent endeavor with Muncie, Buente and Perry will open their shop located at 612 S. Elm Street. to the public.  Several of the completed “Temporal Synapse” walls will be operational and on exhibit for the first time alongside past projects and prototypes. For more information, visit http://www.projectione.com.

Nov 7, 2013

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Photography by Mark Murphy at The Artist Within Photography by Mark Murphy at The Artist Within Photography by Mark Murphy at The Artist Within Flyer for "New Work of 5" at Gordy's "Floor Lamp" by Chris Vorhees at Gordy's "Good Vibrations (Honky Chapeau)" by Academy Records at Gordy's "Cup" by Nat Russel at Gordy's Photography by Tony Morris at Rose Court Photography by Tony Morris at Rose Court Photography by Tony Morris at Rose Court Photography by Tony Morris at Rose Court

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main
    The work of Alexa Camacho will be on display.

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    "I Rounded Life’s Corner and You Caught My Eye"
    - The photography and digital artistry of Mark Norman Murphy

    The First Thursday opening reception will be held from 5pm to 8pm. Light refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to meet the artist.

    A Pentax K-1000 provided Mark Norman Murphy with his first opportunity to explore the world of 35mm photography.  Since that time, his view through the lens has delighted many with sweeping landscapes, unusual views of "ordinary" objects and places, and an inspirational vision of the world around us.

    Along the way, Mark's photography has garnered multiple awards and also the happy occasion of publication in Life magazine and other national publications.

    Recently the iPhone has become his newest camera of choice.  With his iPhone always at hand, it now provides the option of engaging his artistic eye in combination with the many applications available to create a masterpiece.

    Taking advantage of many miles travelled across the USA, Mark feels that his photography is surely a gift from God:  "God created the view.  I just get the privilege of capturing it for others to enjoy."

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    11th Annual Auction Preview Show

    Gallery 308 opens its 11th Annual Auction Preview Show with a free reception from 5pm to 8 pm on First Thursday.  The Auction Preview Show is a sneak peek at the art for sale at the 11th Annual Wine Dinner and Art Auction hosted by Vera Mae’s Bistro on November 15.  The combination dinner and silent art auction is mounted every November as an opportunity for areas artists to show off their artistic talents and to raise funds for A.R. F. and Gallery 308.

    Bidding will begin on the original artwork at the preview show and be on display through November 14 at the gallery. All auction items may be previewed online at http://www.gallery308.org. ; Gallery 308 will be open special hours to preview the art auction items on Friday, November 8, 3:00 – 7:00pm; Saturday November  9, 12:30pm – 5:30pm; and  Wednesday & Thursday November 13 & 14 from  12:30- 5:00pm.  Admission is free.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    New Work of 5

    Through years of art business – first as an art supply store, more recently as an art gallery and frame shop – Brian and Genny Gordy have enjoyed the company of dozens of Ball State art students. Both graduates of that program, the Gordy’s found many student applicants were readily trained to work in their downtown business. Some of these employees graduated to become professional artists, art professors or game developers. For their November art exhibit, the Gordy’s will feature five of these former co-workers who have continued to collaborate and create, exhibiting from Chicago to New Zealand, Los Angeles to Bologna. Sometimes solo, often in collaboration, these men weave music, live performance, film, installations and other artisans into their bigger-than-life exhibitions.

    Steve Lacy, Matt Lynch, George Shumar, Jr. and Chris Vorhees may be remembered for their late 1990’s downtown art gallery, “Sandbox,” or their rolling art gallery, “Object D’ART,” a fully-functioning mini gallery on wheels, pulled by a 1973 Dodge Dart. Filled with juried works of art, the project toured each quadrant of the country and produced a bound “Tour Diary 1998-99” of events, stopping points and stats, such as:  “Actual Total Stops Nationwide: 87. East Coast: 48. Avg. Viewers per Day: 48.” Joined by Nat Russell, the D’ART project was just a starting point for the ongoing collaborative art produced by this very active group of creative thinkers, art and music makers.

    New technologies have enabled these five artists to reach ever-wider audiences, in their trademark “more is more” fashion, with more than a sprinkling of humor. Examples include a Styrofoam car created by Vorhees for installation in a tree at a Phish concert, and a huge wooden skate bowl, installed it at a Chicago art venue, and then moved to Los Angeles.

    Steve Lacy placed a mock TV studio in a Chicago storefront, complete with a 1960’s variety show set, and then filmed it all as performance art to be broadcast through his Academy Records and Actual Size websites.

    Vorhees, organizer of the event, owns Theoretical Woodworking, a custom design and build company. He is an installation specialist, working with artists, museums and architects.

    Skateboarder, installation artist, surfboard and poster-painter, Nat Russell is famous for his hand-scrawled posters, and served as artist-in-residence at Facebook in Menlo Park, CA, and art venues in Australia, Canada and Berkeley.

    Lynch, an art professor at the University of Cincinnati, works under the name, SIMPARCH, creating site-specific and responsive, large-scale artworks that strive to encourage communal interaction and social exchange. He claims an infatuation with “absurdly functional forms.”

    Shumar, who studied metalsmithing at Ball State, discovered quilting after moving to Vermont and will exhibit “Hot Weather Quilt 2013,” made from jersey mesh, mosquito mesh, key rings and balloons.                         

    The opening reception for “New Work” will be held Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 5 to 8 PM at the downtown Gallery. Light refreshments will be served and the artists will be introduced at 6:15 PM. The exhibit will continue through November 30th, and may also be viewed during normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday, 9 to 3.

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

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles
    Photographer Tony Morris

    Anthony (Tony) Morris was born in 1969 in Fort Wayne, IN to parents Richard and Norma Morris. He is a graduate of Eastbrook High School and attended Ball State University. Tony currently lives in Muncie, IN and works in Daleville, IN at First Merchants Corporation. Tony is married to Nicole and has two daughters; Gabriella, 16 and Mackenzie, 9. He belongs to the Muncie Camera Club and has had the privilege to judge on its panel. He has also entered a couple of online contests and received honorable mention. His most recent entry was for the Indiana State Fair in 2013 where he had three pictures displayed in their gallery. 

    Tony is an artist who mainly works with close up and macro photography. He loves exploring the concepts of nature in a simple way using minimal equipment and has also started to explore other subjects as well. His photos establish a link between nature’s reality and that imagined by its viewer.  Tony tries to increase the dynamic between audience and photographer by objectifying different emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations.  Many of his prints are smaller, to draw you into the photo.  The realistic sense of the objects comes through the photographs.  In his words, "As a very amateur photographer, I am pleased to have been given this opportunity to showcase my work."

Dec 5, 2013

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Work by Casey Parmerlee at The Artist Within Work by Casey Parmerlee at The Artist Within Work on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Work on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Work by Melissa Cummings at The Rose Court Work by Melissa Cummings at The Rose Court Work by Heather Haviland at The Rose Court Work by Heather Haviland at The Rose Court

    The Art of Caring
    The Artist Within, Gallery 308, and Gordy's Fine Art and Framing will be participating in "The Art of Caring", a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. Canned goods may be dropped off at any of those locations during First Thursday.

     

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

    Christmas Krampus flash drawn by guys at shop and $40 Krampus tattoos all night long.

     

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    The Paintings of Casey Parmerlee

    Local artist Casey Parmerlee has been very interested in spatial, geometric landscapes and feels that this has guided her most popular work over the past few years. Because of this, Casey has really focused in on what she wants the viewer to take away from her paintings.

    She has chosen to refine her color palette and work with non-traditional mediums on canvas, such as charcoal, conte crayon, colored pencils, and using gesso as a medium instead of a ground and sizing as one might typically use it.

    Casey states that the overall look and feel of the work in this exhibit is more refined than her previous work of the same subject matter. This body of work tends to conjure feelings of grandness and sophistication with its rigid lines and frame work, but still feels organic and tied to nature. It is this balance of geometry with the organic that she finds interesting.

     

    Chesterfield's Deli
    102 S Walnut

    The official dedication of the Muncie Arts and Culture District gateway signs will take place from 5pm to 6pm on First Thursday in the Ivy Tech Patterson Building. Please RSVP by emailing events@munciearts.org or by calling 765-287-8139.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Finding Their Voices

    The Gallery 308 December show, “Finding Their Voices”, showcases the talents of 15 artists from Ball State University’s School of Art.  The exhibit features works of art in both 2D and 3D media in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, glass, drawing, metals, ceramics, and sculpture. The opening reception will be held from 5-8pm. The exhibit is open through December 27. The gallery is open Fridays from 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Annual Salon Show

    Two dozen area artists will hang works for the holidays at Gordy Fine Art and Framing. Opening with a reception on Thursday, December 5th, the exhibit will continue through January 31, 2014 and includes oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, drawings, original prints, pottery, jewelry, photographs and sculpture pieces.

    “We’ve added a few artists to our award-winning lineup this year, which helps keep the event fresh and interesting,” offers gallery director, Braydee Euliss. “The works range from traditional oil paintings of landscapes and florals to more modern and abstract pieces and figurative works.” She continues, “We encourage guests to ask questions. Art openings definitely have a learning component, and we all love to talk about art.”

    A salon show differs from typical exhibits by allowing pieces to be removed from the show at time of sale. They are replaced by other pieces or the exhibit is rearranged. This allows patrons to consider art for holiday decorating or gift giving, concepts that also support the artists, who appreciate selling their work before year’s end.

    Artists in the Salon Show include Kim and Scott Anderson, Sue Beach, Carol Burt, David Dale, Eric Ernstberger, Braydee Euliss, Jim Faulkner, Charlene George, Brian and Genny Gordy, Corey Hagelberg, David and Sarojini Johnson, Suzanne Lambert, Paul Laseau, Cheryl Anne Lorance, Shonet Martin, Jan McCune, Alan Patrick, John Peterson, Marty Price, Margie Prim, Kyle Rees, Carol Strockwasson and Lynette Waters. A reception for the artists will be held during the monthly First Thursday art event on Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 5 to 8 PM. The artists in attendance will be introduced and a short talk about the show will be given at 6:15 PM. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

    The exhibit may also be viewed during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday, 9 to 3, or by appointment.

     

    Ivy Tech Fisher Building
    345 S High

    The staff and students of Ivy Tech’s School of Education are excited to announce that we will be hosting a “Parent’s Night Out” at the Fisher Building from 5:30 to 8:00pm on December 5th. We have an exciting “Winter Wonderland” themed night planned for children whose parents are attending First Thursday events. This event was created because we have a genuine concern for the availability of proper childcare during the First Thursday events. We also understand that many parents in the surrounding area could benefit from a fun night out, all while supporting the community.

    Safe activities and a snack will be provided for children while their parents enjoy Muncie’s First Thursday festivities. Registration is open to the first 75 children ages 4-12. Please contact Erin Donovan at edonovan2@ivytech.edu for registration forms or for more information about the event. Thank you for considering the safety of the children in our community.

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    The Work of Heather Haviland and Melissa Cummings

    Heather Haviland has a BFA with an emphasis on photography from Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. With her love for graphic design and painting, she incorporates these elements into her artwork. Her inspiration comes from an interest in melding folklore and mythology with fantasy and surreal portraiture. Her background as a floral designer has also influenced the meaning, structure, and vibrant colors seen in her work. This quote from Joseph Campbell best describes what Heather strives to capture in her photographs, “I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” Her past work has been described as “fantastical & imaginative” challenging the viewer to explore content reminiscent of fairy stories from a darker age.

    A self-taught artist,  Melissa Cummings has been the recipient of several honors including winning two scholastic art awards from the State of Indiana.   “People have been my most inspiring subject matter.  The eyes are my greatest emphasis when I am working on a portrait painting.”  Sought after for her portraits Melissa is re-emerging with a new love for surrealistic abstracts in oil.  “This change in genre is allowing me to make creations based from my own emotions.  It is raw energy.”  Her work is eclectic and she enjoys using a variety of mediums and styles. 

    Select works will be available for purchase.

    Magic City Music Men will perform at 6:30pm and 7:15pm on First Thursday.

     

    Toys Forever Models & Hobbies
    300 S Walnut

    Toys Forever will host Santa Claus. Bring your child to sit on Santa’s lap and get a photo taken too!

Jan 2, 2014

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Sofielsa Harmon, January's featured artist at 111 Arts Gallery Work on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Work on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main
    Fifth Annual Sofielsa Harmon Art Show

    Sofielsa is a kid growing up in an outsider art world. Her naive interpretations are guided by the artists who visit 111 Arts Gallery throughout the year.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Annual Salon Show

    Two dozen area artists will hang works for the holidays at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, drawings, original prints, pottery, jewelry, photographs and sculpture pieces. The salon show will be on display through January 31, 2014.

    “We’ve added a few artists to our award-winning lineup this year, which helps keep the event fresh and interesting,” offers gallery director, Braydee Euliss. “The works range from traditional oil paintings of landscapes and florals to more modern and abstract pieces and figurative works.” She continues, “We encourage guests to ask questions. Art openings definitely have a learning component, and we all love to talk about art.”

    A salon show differs from typical exhibits by allowing pieces to be removed from the show at time of sale. They are replaced by other pieces or the exhibit is rearranged. This allows patrons to consider art for holiday decorating or gift giving, concepts that also support the artists, who appreciate selling their work before year’s end.

    Artists in the Salon Show include Kim and Scott Anderson, Sue Beach, Carol Burt, David Dale, Eric Ernstberger, Braydee Euliss, Jim Faulkner, Charlene George, Brian and Genny Gordy, Corey Hagelberg, David and Sarojini Johnson, Suzanne Lambert, Paul Laseau, Cheryl Anne Lorance, Shonet Martin, Jan McCune, Alan Patrick, John Peterson, Marty Price, Margie Prim, Kyle Rees, Carol Strockwasson and Lynette Waters.

    A reception for the artists will be held during the monthly First Thursday art event on Thursday, January 2, 2014, from 5 to 8 PM. The reception will also serve as a farewell party for Ben Gordy, General Manager, who is pursuing a new degree in Indianapolis. A short talk at 6:30 will focus on the various works on exhibit, representing over two dozen local artists who work in oils, watercolors, acrylics, photography, printmaking, mixed media, jewelry and pottery. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

    The exhibit may also be viewed during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday, 9 to 3, or by appointment.

Feb 6, 2014

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Ages: 21+ in some locations
    Art by Holly Lay at The Heorot Art by Kelsey Selch at Rose Court Art by Sarah Fischer at Rose Court Art by Casey Parmerlee at The Fickle Peach Art by Becca Melbert at The Valhalla Room

    The Heorot (21+)
    219 S Walnut
    Adventitious Biography

    Holly Lay is a 2013 fine arts graduate of Ball State University where her focus was photography. Here are a few words from the artist about her exhibition, entitled "Adventitious Biography" at The Heorot:

    "The body of work I am displaying is a collection of pieces I have done throughout my entire artist career. It is in many ways a biography of what I have done, where I have come, and how far I am going. It is a collection of photography, mixed media, and painting. I have worked in many different media and want to display some of my favorite works from the past years and of recent. My most recent endeavor has been a collection of glitch photographs and video. I started this project with glitching some images of Marilyn Monroe I have obtained over time and scanned them to digital format. On the computer I then opened the image as a text document and inserted quotes by her, the end result was the images you see in this presentation. This was the beginning to my work with glitch. I also have included many photographs I have taken documenting my life and family life as well as digital manipulations of representations of things I collect or of myself. Another part of this show is the paintings I have done over a long period of time. Many being friends that I would dress up for a photo shoot and then paint them in the costume and extreme make up they were wearing. This show is a display of many different works from many different series I have or am still working on."

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    Rose Court
    125 E Charles
    Ball State School of Art Collection

    Rose Court is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings, paintings, and glass by student workers in the School of Art at Ball State University. Artists Adam Dick, Sarah Fischer, Alexa Litchfield, Megan Saylor, James Schwab, Kelsey Selch, and Claire Thomas will be displaying their work, coordinated by Assistant Professor Barbara Giorgio. Please join us in the Atrium at Rose Court from 5pm to 8pm Thursday, February 6th.

     

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E Charles
    Exercises in Space

    Casey Parmerlee writes about her exhibition: "I find very often in the art making process I correct myself over and over. Sometimes I correct multiple times in one painting, however most of the time corrections are most obviously seen over the course of several paintings. With each mark made comes a slew of questions ranging from examining what the next mark might be, where it might be in relation to the previous mark and in relation to where it falls on the canvas, what color, how thick or thin the paint might be, or if I need to paint over or move the previous mark. In making new work I am constantly trying to find solutions aesthetically to better articulate a message or an emotion to my viewer.

    "I have been very interested in spacial, geometric landscapes and over the past few years this has been some of my most popular work. Because of this I have really focused in on what I want the viewer to take away from my paintings.

    "I have chosen to refine my color pallet and work with non-traditional mediums on canvas such as charcoal, conte crayon, colored pencils, and using gesso as a medium instead of a ground and sizing as one might typically use it.

    "The overall look and feel of this work is more refined than my previous work of the same subject matter. This body of work tends to conjure feelings of grandness and sophistication with its rigid lines and frame work, but still feels organic and tied to nature. It is this balance of geometry with the organic that I find interesting."

     

    The Valhalla Room (21+)
    215 S Walnut
    Wo

    Becca Melbert is a senior at Ball State University studying drawing and planning to graduate in the spring with a fine arts degree. Here are a few words from Rebecca about her exhibition entitled 'Wo' at Valhalla: "As time goes on, I have become more aware of myself, where I fit in as I grow into a young adult. My work is about the areas of comfortable being and uncomfortable situations in their ties specifically with womanhood. My drawings explore this concept on an individual level. The drawings also deal with domesticity, youth, sexuality, and art history. Large format and gestural lines support the importance of process in my work. All though most the drawings are mixed media, charcoal is the foundation of all of each one. It is important to note that the women in my drawings are most frequently not real but are manifestations of myself as well as my imagination."

    https://www.facebook.com/events/687811244574343/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Feb 7, 2014

Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 13, 2014

Thursday

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

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

     

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    Some Otherness and a Dog

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

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

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Attraction & Doubt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    will continue through February 28, 2014, and may also be viewed during normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday, 9 to 3, or by appointment. Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. is located at 224 E. Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, call 765-284-8422 or visit http://www.gordyframing.com

Apr 3, 2014

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Jewelry by Judy Bunner on display at The Artist Within Downtown heartthrob Braydee Euliss, featured artist at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Work by Braydee Euliss on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Napkin skeptches on display at Muncie Makes Lab Photography by Woody Noblitt on display at Rose Court Photography by Woody Noblitt on display at Rose Court Photography by Woody Noblitt on display at Rose Court Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass student work on display at Rose Court Ball State School of Art student work on display at Rose Court

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main
    Work by Seth Winn

    (Seth Winn) skateboarder/artist, acrylic paint n water color on canvas and some on warped ply wood. Wax the curb skate the curb socialize with locals freak out the bourgouise try to fit in with the other art patrons , we art as lifestyle see ya.

     

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    It’s Therapy

    April at the Artist Within will feature the work of two East Central Indiana artists.

    The collaborative exhibit by these two ladies will showcase the varied interests and mediums of their work. The title for the Two Artist Show is “It’s Therapy” and expresses the feelings these ladies share in regard to their commitment to creative expression.  Judy Bunner will have several pieces of her beautiful jewelry and Loretta Wray will showcase her pottery.  Each artist is unique in her creative approach to her chosen medium as you will see in the pieces they have selected for this exhibit.

    Please make plans to meet these two very talented and creative ladies during the First Thursday opening from 5-8pm April 3rd.  Light refreshments will be served and the reception is free and open to the public. It will remain on display through April 26th.

     

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts
    520 E. Main St.
    Contemporary Perspectives in Photography

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 6:00 to 9:00pm for an opening reception and art show featuring two Ball State University seniors Lorin Ashley Bowen and Alea Bowling. Their combined show will featuring works of photography focused in areas of their interest – love and life.

    Lorin Ashley Bowen was born in Jefferson City, Missouri.  She is currently living in Anderson, Indiana with her husband. Before moving to Indiana, she received her Associate of Arts at Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri. Now, she is attending Ball State University and will be graduating spring 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts, Emphasis in Photography.

    As an artist, Bowen is drawn to things that are familiar, and relevant to everyday life. The series being portrayed is titled, A Quick Fix: A photographer's experience in a fast food society. She uses photography to record her ideas and experiences with domesticity. Bowen enjoys being able to create imagery that documents and comments on every day household situations.

    Alea Bowling is a senior at Ball State University. She will be graduating in May with a Bachelor of Arts, Emphasis in Photography. Her first major series is a work in progress titled Love in the Making. This project is the culmination of her studies at Ball State, the final requirement for her degree and honors college designation.          

    Prior to beginning her senior thesis, Alea has also done commission work for several clients, including the Ball State Choral Department, St. Francis Catholic Church in Muncie, Indiana and Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Indianapolis as well as individuals.

    The Art Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the building. It will continue to exhibit and promote the artwork of Cornerstone students and instructors, local high school and college students, as well as local and regional artists.

     

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E Charles
    Randy Salway: Early Portraits

    Randy Salway was born in Fort Wayne and studied printmaking at Ball State University. He has exhibited work locally, regionally, and nationally in solo, group, and juried exhibitions. He has spent the past fourteen years installing the works of other artists as an exhibition preparator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the David Owsley Museum of Art. The early portraits in this exhibition are the first of his work to be on view in Muncie in nearly a decade and are meant to reintroduce the artist to the community. His recent work is scheduled to be on view later this year.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Paperchaser 2014

    Gallery 308 opens its PAPERCHASER 2014 exhibition with a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 3.  The 5th annual show is a juried art show featuring the artworks of contemporary artists working in paper-based media.

    Paperchaser 2014 will be juried by Art Hazelwood.  Hazelwood calls himself an artist, impresario and instigator.  His artwork ranges from screen-print posters to fine press artist books and public art projects. His prints are in several collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Library of Congress. He currently teaches printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute.

    Dave Franklin, Gallery 308 Board President, said, “More than $1,200 in cash awards will be announced at the Gallery opening on April 3 including the Best of Show winner. The awards ceremony will be held at 6pm.  The Best of Show winner also receives a solo exhibition in 2015.”

    Gallery visitors will have the chance to see than 50 works-on-paper ranging from watercolor, to oils, to mixed media to photography.   The exhibit will be on display through April 24.  The gallery’s hours are Fridays 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free. 

    The exhibit is made possible by funding from Art Mart, Lyle Mannweiler Photography, Jack’s Camera, Gory Fine Art and Framing, and Indiana Public Radio.

    Gallery 308, which provides space for local and regional artists with monthly “First Thursday” exhibits, is in its 14th year as a nonprofit art gallery.  For more information about PAPERCHASER 2014 opening, contact sherry@jackscamera.com.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Case Studies

    Braydee Euliss has worked on every side of the world of art: student artist, artist, museum preparatory intern, gallery manager, patron, picture framer. A Muncie native, Euliss earned a BFA in Sculpture from Ball State University with a semester at Westminster College in London, England. She has also earned the title of “master framer,” according to her employer, Brian Gordy. Not only does she design and complete framing packages, but Euliss works on gilding projects, bringing old and antique frames back to their former golden glory. And, for the month of April, the talented artist will also be exhibiting in the Gordy gallery.

    Case Studies is an exploratory and provocative exhibit that investigates institutional methods of 3-dimensional display. The pedestal, the vitrine, and various incarnations of both have been designed to unobtrusively showcase other objects. Case Studies asks the viewer to acknowledge the contextual framework of display and reconsider its furniture as a medium that filters our perception of what is contained within.

    Conceptual and provocative, the exhibit re-focuses the viewer’s mind to the boxes, structures – furniture – that typically serve as silent support for art and objects. A question is being asked, “How does the framework of display filter our perception of what is contained within?”

    Euliss has participated in numerous solo and group exhibits, including Select Fair in Miami, FL, Contexture at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in Miller, IN, 23rd Minnetrista Annual, 73rd , 74th & 75th Annual Student Art Shows (BSU), Reclaiming Show, Atrium Gallery (BSU), and the Whitewater Valley Annual at IU East, Richmond, IN and several group shows, including Monkey Thunder, RE Monkey Thunder, Bodega at the Murphy Arts Building, Indianapolis, IN, and Resurfaced at Savage’s Ale House, Muncie.  The artist was selected for the Art Faculty Award for Outstanding Senior Art Student at BSU in 2010. Other awards include the Muncie Art Students League Annual BSU Student Art Award in 2009 and the Lucia Mysch Scholarship Award in 2009.

    The opening reception for “Case Studies” will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM at the downtown gallery. Light refreshments will be served and the artist will be introduced at 6:15 PM for a short talk, and to answer questions about her work. The exhibit will continue through April 30, 2014, and may also be viewed during normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday, 9 to 3, or by appointment. Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. is located at 224 E. Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, call 765-284-8422 or visit http://www.gordyframing.com.

     

    Kishel Photography
    120 N Walnut
    Facade Reveal Party

    Kishel Photography is hosting a facade reveal party to celebrate their new building renovations on First Thursday from 5pm to 9pm. Come celebrate with us and attend our open house!

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    668 S Walnut
    Napkin Sketches

    Muncie Makes will feature napkin sketches created by students and community members alike after being given the prompt “What does Muncie mean to you?”. These sketches will be complemented by other various artwork and projects from students from Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning. Students in an interdisciplinary studio have been working all semester to reopen the building into a gallery/workshop space. The April 3rd First Thursday will mark the official reopening of the building.

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles
    Photography / Glass / Drawing Triple-Threat

    The Photography of Woody Noblitt
    Rose Court is pleased to be exhibiting the photography of Woody Noblitt.  Woody is a retired American Baptist minister who lives in Muncie.    He has always been interested in photography, but now that he has retired, he has ratcheted up his interest to beyond family pictures.  Woody has enjoyed traveling in search of photo opportunities, going as far as Moab, Utah, and is looking forward to doing more traveling in the future.

    Glass Sale and Drawing Exhibition
    There will be a glass sale of student work created at the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University.

    Self-Portrait Drawings
    Rose Court will also be hosting an exhibition of self-portrait drawings by first-year students in the School of Art at Ball State University, coordinated by Assistant Professor Barbara Giorgio.

     

    The Valhalla Room (21+)
    215 S Walnut

    Featured artist Doug Smith explains, "I've worked as a freelance commercial artist for the past forty-some years.  I've been commissioned by everyone from Disney to American Greetings, Western Publishing to Mayflower Movers, and many lesser known entities.  As a result, I simply don't own a lot of my original work.

    "Throughout the years, I've had the opportunity to do a few drawings and paintings for my own amusement, however, much of these works have been sold or given to family members or close friends.  These days, I do tend to hoard what few pieces I do."

    Also at Valhalla, Loren Foley will have a selection of his taxidermy projects in an exhibition titled "Transmutation". Foley describes the collection as "An exploration of Taxidermy and the Reclamation of the Discarded."

May 1, 2014

Thursday

  • YART - A Yard Sale for Art! 5pm to 12:42pm @ Downtown Old National Lot

    The Spring 2014 Muncie YART will be held on Thursday, May 1st (5-9pm) and is open and free to everyone! :) 

    YART is a Yard Sale for Art. We keep the yard sale vibe going by having the sale outdoors and keeping all art priced under $40. I hold YART twice a year, in May and October, in Downtown Muncie, in the parking lot of Old National Financial on the corner of Walnut and Charles Streets. 

    There is no charge to sell at YART, and YART does not take a cut of your sales. Each artist has about a parking space to set up in. Artists manage their own sales and set up their own displays. It's often very windy, so keep that in mind. Many artists make art live during YART! 

    YART is an all-volunteer/no-budget event and I am very grateful to Cheryl Crowder of the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership for support and the donation of YART poster printing, Old National Financial for the donated use of their parking lot, and to The Artist Within, Inc. for being great YART neighbors! 

    The 2014 Spring Muncie YART will be held at the same time as the May 2014 First Thursday Gallery Walk throughout Downtown Muncie. There is a LOT going on with art shows, live music, food, and community fellowship. The Caffeinery has just opened across the street from the YART lot too. This will be a really fun night for everyone and it's great to support local artists! 

    Please "Share" this and encourage artists to sell at YART and buyers to shop at YART! :)

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muncie-Yart/156725934394407

  • The Power of Words poetry reading benefit and art auction 7:30pm to 12:42pm @ Valhalla 215 S Walnut

    Please join us for an unveiling of our initiative on the evening of May the 1st at 7:30pm at the Valhalla Room. Expect a night to remember filled with poetry, art and inspiration.

    Included in the evening will be a Power of Words poetry reading benefit and silent art auction, which will raise funds to help inspire downtown by painting the well- known landmark, Dave’s Alley.

    The alley would feature artwork by known graffiti artists who helped to re-condition Indy’s Fountain Square as well as prepared artwork for last year’s Super Bowl.  We wish to enrich the culture in the Muncie community and bring life to our famous landmark by painting a love inspired theme throughout the entire alley.

    Program:

    Angela Jackson-Brown- published poet, playwright and  award winning author
    Tom Chester –Award winning poet
    Debra Gindhart Dragoo – published poet
    Anna Adams - published poet
    Daniel Stewart -An artist who loves to write and relate

    Artwork on display by Various Artists

    Music by pianist John Linburg 

  • First Thursday 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown
    Cost: 21+ in some locations
    Art on display at The Artist Within Art on display at The Artist Within Art on display at The Artist Within Art on display at The Artist Within Art by Sally Myers, on display at Gallery 308 Art by Sally Myers, on display at Gallery 308 Painting by Eric Ernstberger, on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Muncie Makes Lab Muncie Makes Lab Muncie Makes Lab

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

    May at the Artist Within will feature the annual exhibit of work done by the Advanced Art Students from Muncie Southside and Muncie Central High Schools. Drawings, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture and more will remain on display from May 1 through May 31; several pieces are for sale.

    An opening reception to meet the artists will be held during First Thursday May 1 from 5-8pm.  Light refreshments will be served and live music will be provided by Bryce Taylor.

     

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E Charles

    Following the success of their past collaborative themed shows, Aaron Brunsman and Jarrod Case will be heading up a group show at Fickle Peach for May's First Thursday. The concept is simple. Participating artists must follow a common theme for their works to be displayed, and the theme is the only thing that is in common in the works. The artists can choose which media they prefer along with his or her approach to the common theme. The theme for this show is "Nudes". The opening will start at 5pm with refreshments and an artists meet and greet.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Circles and Birds

    An exhibit featuring artist Sally Myers opens First Thursday at Gallery 308 on May 1.  Circles and Birds is a collection of metal scultpures created from steel rings Myers found at a scrap yard in Muncie. The opening reception for the new exhibit will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Myers said, "I love everything about these rings - the uneven shape, the empty space inside, the opportunity to add objects at the top, bottom and sides, the material - steel - to which I can weld other steel shapes. I also like the fact that they can be displayed outdoors and develop a beautiful rust patina."

    She added, "I make this work by working at a coal forge, heating the steel rods to yellow heat, then forming the pieces with a hand hammer or power hammer.  I cut the steel birds from steel sheets using a plasma torch.   There is quite a lot of magic in working with hot steel.  After you heat and bend the steel, even after it is cold, you can appreciate that it was once fluid and able to bend which I think of as 'remembering when it was hot'."

    Myers retired from teaching art at Ball State University a few years ago and currently lives on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia with a dog, cat, and a few guinea fowl. Her work has been shown in exhibitions all over the United States including the 27th International Exhibition on Animals in Art, Earth, Wheel and Fire, the International Juried Ceramics Exhibition, and the International Juried Exhibition at The Herbst International Exhibition Hall at the Presidio of San Francisco, California.

    Myers is also back in Muncie to celebrate the dedication April 30th of the three panel steel sculpture titled ” Growing through the Changes”, she created located on the  grounds  of City Hall. The sculpture was commissioned and funded by Gallery 308, its members and from major funding from the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County and donated to the City of Muncie and its residents.

    The exhibit will be on display through May 30.  The gallery’s hours are Fridays 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Acrylic Energy Paintings

    Muncie landscape architect Eric Ernstberger spends a lot of time with his head in the clouds. His work requires a “view from the top” of cityscapes, which he then helps design for ease of travel and beauty. It is not surprising to find that his day work influences his art, which he creates mostly at night. As the rest of his family sleeps, the artist applies copious amounts of acrylic paint to thick watercolor paper in swirls, streaks and cross hatches that become sunset deserts, African landscapes or lavender-lit interiors. One painting, titled, “Afar,” could be a modern take on the famous Monet water lily series. The artist delivers just enough; it is then up to the viewer to decipher the rest.

    Art is a form of communication, after all, and tells a story that can only be told in that medium, at that time, by that artist. Ernstberger is deeply connected to the surface of our planet and sees it with eyes educated to know how humans interact with the hills, mountains, plains and waters of our world, for better or worse. His, “American Maelstrom,” delivers an ominous message via active strokes of red, white and blue with occasional merges into that welcomed benevolent lavender.  The artist points out that his work offers “intense abstraction or new perspectives on familiar subjects.”

    Ernstberger will speak about his latest work, and answer questions during his opening reception on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The short talk will begin at 6:15 PM in the main gallery, and the public is invited.

     

    The Heorot (21+)
    219 S Walnut

    Heorot will be featuring a drawing show with artists including Nick Jones, Elise Rodrick, Janelle Summers and Casey Parmerlee to name a few.

     

    Ivy Tech Patterson Building
    118 S Walnut – 3rd floor ballroom

    Please join Dr. Amanda Latz, Assistant Professor of Adult, Higher, and Community Education, and the graduate students in the EDCC 641 course “Community Colleges and Diversity” at their Photovoice event. The Photovoice event is a participatory photo exhibition to be held on May 1, 2014 from 5 to 7 pm at Ivy Tech Community College’s Patterson Building, third floor ballroom. The Photovoice exhibition is the culmination of a research project carried out by six graduate students in the EDCC 641 course who worked with administrators and students at Ivy Tech Community College involved in LIFE STEPS, a federally-funded TRIO and student support services program that provides students with tutoring, counseling, and instructional services for student success. Through a process of providing six Ivy Tech students with disposable cameras, talking with the students about their photos, and analyzing the conversations to gain understanding about students’ experiences, the EDCC 641 class—in collaboration with Ivy Tech—has organized the Photovoice exhibition as a way to showcase the participatory action research. The exhibition will display the students’ photos, include refreshments, and serve as an interactive space for dialogue and reflection. All Muncie, Ivy Tech Community College, and Ball State University community members are welcome to attend and engage the students at this event. For more information about the EDCC 641 photovoice project, please visit the website or contact Dr. Amanda Latz at aolatz@bsu.edu.

     

    The Living Room
    130 W Jackson
    Perilous

    Artist Cassy Hoffine explains that "'Perilous' is a reminder of simpler times. When we were children, our imaginations roamed free. Now, adulthood overshadows the days of imaginative playing. Something that was once innocent and fun is too unpredictable: a child could get hurt if they are not protected from every risk. I photographed children in out-of-the ordinary situations, and the artwork is intended for an adult audience. Since every adult has some memory of being a child, the work juxtaposes their perspectives with the children’s."

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut

    Muncie Makes Lab will have student work from multiple disciplines, but mainly CAP, featured in a gallery style. Students in an interdisciplinary studio have been working all semester to reopen the building into a gallery/workshop space.

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles
    Cultural Narratives Through Photography

    The Rose Court's guest artists for May will be the students of the "Design with Photography" class in the Landscape Architecture Department at Ball State University.

    "Cultural Narratives Through Photography" is an exhibition celebrating the pervading spirit of place. Thirteen individual photographers present their work in series, exploring topics ranging from landscape, place, iconoclastic symbols, and the passage of time. The exhibition highlights the stories held within each subject, capturing these accounts through various photographic techniques. The photographic series will be on display in the central atrium of The Rose Court Building and will guide visitors through a journey exploring varying place and photographic media. Specific series address the “Unaltered Landscape,” “Building Blocks of America,” “Commuter’s Drive,” “Power of Sunlight,” and “Layers of the Trail.” The photographers present work in color, black and white, and photographic oil detailing. Materiality, depth of field, juxtaposition, lighting, and motion are just a few of the controlled variables explored. Please join the exhibitors as they celebrate investigation and artistry. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information or images, contact culturalphoto@gmail.com.

     

    The Valhalla Room (21+)
    215 S Walnut
    Poetry Reading Benefit, Silent Art Auction, and 'Drinks and Draw'

    Valhalla will be featuring an art event 'Drinks and Draw' an interactive installation where patrons are invited to create their own work and hang it on the display wall.

    Also, please join us for an unveiling of our initiative on the evening of May the 1st at 7:30pm at the Valhalla Venue. Expect a night to remember filled with poetry, art and inspiration.

    Included in the evening will be a Power of Words poetry reading benefit and silent art auction, which will raise funds to help inspire downtown by painting the well-known landmark, Dave’s Alley.

    Poetry reading by various artists.
    Artwork by various artists.
    Music by pianist John Linburg.

    Wine donated by J & J Winery.
    Beer donated by Flat 12 Brewery.
    Additional beverages provided by the Hereot.

    All proceeds to go to The Power of Words.

    Attending Poets: (more to come)
    Angela Jackson-Brown- published poet, playwright and award winning author
    Tom Chester –Award winning poet
    Debra Gindhart Dragoo – published poet
    Anna Adams - published poet
    Daniel Stewart -An artist who loves to write and relate

    Artwork on display for auction: (more to come)

    Framed Photography on display by Erin Sadler Photography. Prints will be made available for resale by artist.
    Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Britt Husman, Craig Mathis, Kyle Wardlow, Mandy Meyers, Daniel Stewart, Jenni Keith

    Door prizes will be provided by published poet - Micah Ling

    Settlement, a new collection of poetry by 2011 Indiana Emerging Author Award winner and occasional NUVO correspondent Micah Ling

     

    Yart
    Old National Financial Parking Lot
    Corner of Walnut and Charles

    The Spring 2014 Muncie YART will be held from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1454615158108419

    YART is a Yard Sale for Art! We keep the yard sale vibe going by having the sale outdoors and keeping all art priced under $40. YART began in Muncie, Indiana with students at Ball State University and continues to gain popularity in several U.S. cities. The Muncie YART is now held in Downtown Muncie, twice a year, Spring and Fall.

    Muncie’s Spring 2014 YART will be held in conjunction with the May 2014 First Thursday Gallery Walk. YART is held in the Old National Financial lot on the corner of Walnut and Charles Streets in Downtown Muncie, Indiana. This community art sale,  with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together artists and art patrons in a casual and unique setting.

    All forms of art are welcome! Art of all kinds, by all kinds of artists! YART encourages interaction between artists and the community, hoping to make art more accessible, especially to those who think they cannot afford to buy art for themselves. To this goal, all YART art will be priced under $40!

    Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART to meet the public, discuss their art, handle sales personally, and some artists will be making art LIVE at YART!

    The Spring 2014 YART will feature over 50 artists with their beaded jewelry, soaps, photography, candles, buttons, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, fused glass art and jewelry, prints, knits for children and adults, screenprinted t-shirts, drawings, sculpture, lampwork glass beads, stuffed animals and dolls, clothing, digital art, baby booties, and mosaics; as well as the YART Hands-On Children’s ArtSpace, appearances by the acappella singing group Slyphs & Seraphim, the Cornfed Derby Dames, Muncie Burn Mob, the Blue Sky Carnival Band, Muncie OUTreach, and so much more! Fun for all ages - YART and the First Thursday Gallery Walk are for the whole family!

    YART is still accepting artists! There is no cost to vend at YART, and YART does not take a cut from artist’s sales. Artists manage their own sales and need their own display. To become a YART Artist, please email Miss Moth here:  MissMoth@gmail.com

    Like YART on Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muncie-Yart/156725934394407

    YART is an all-volunteer/no-budget event and its organizer, Miss Moth, is very grateful to Cheryl Crowder of the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership for support and the donation of YART poster printing, Old National Financial for the donated use of their parking lot, and to The Artist Within for being great YART neighbors!

Jul 3, 2014

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Ages: 21+ at some locations
    Art by Anne Maddox at The Artist Within Art by Anne Maddox at The Artist Within Art by Anne Maddox at The Artist Within Art on display at Gallery 308 Brian and Genny Gordy, proprietors of Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. DWNTWN DWNTWN DWNTWN DWNTWN Art Reels

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

    "I don't remember who ig is lol brant hooked it up we always have someone n always art forsale pornomagazine specials hit dates phone numbers from restroom walls bio eccentric social parallelogram . Disasymboled embellished , bullsh** , art forsale". Your guess is as good as ours.

     

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

    July’s featured artist at The Artist Within is Anne Maddox.  “Into the Woods” is an exhibit of her watercolors that opens with First Thursday July 3rd from 5-8pm and remains through July 26th.

    Anne was born in London, England, but raised in the rural farming community of Kent; a beautiful countryside the English have crowned their ‘Garden of England’. Being reared in such a rich and beautiful environment, it is easy to understand why she is inspired to create such realistic paintings of nature.

    The fine details of Ms. Maddox’s creations begin with meticulous drawings and are concluded with the perfect blend of colors that create a ‘realism’ that touches people’s hearts. The underlying theme of all of Anne’s paintings is her spiritual acceptance and honest reflection of true nature. “If there is a flaw in the subject I am portraying, I leave it in. Nature is so beautiful it need not be embellished upon. Inherently, everything in nature is imperfect. We should appreciate the eclectic entity and regard it as perfection in itself”, states Ms. Maddox. With each unique painting, Anne relays her acceptance of reality without tainting the inherent beauty of her own perspective. This philosophy gives each of her creations a living aura that softly whispers; cherish all life for it is truly beautiful.

    We hope you will make plans to meet Anne Maddox on First Thursday and enjoy light refreshments and live music by Ole Bohn.

     

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E Main
    EM@ArtWalk: The Future of Music and Sound

    Within the confines of the beautiful and historic Cornerstone Center for the Arts, the future of music is unfolding!

    Aaron Anderson, Max/MSP programmer, interface designer, and musician will be performing three pieces from his repertoire of electronic music which feature everything but conventional ideas. Aaron uses contact microphones, video game controllers, and computer programming to create unique and captivating music.

    Alongside Mr. Anderson, fellow percussionist and interface designer, Andy Hesik, will showcase his most recent works on an apparatus made of a Dance Dance Revolution controller and copious amounts of caffeine.

    Whether a musician, architect, student, or art connoisseur, there's a little something for everyone!

    Music starts at 7:00pm and the show will take place on the third floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

     

    Freaky Tiki
    Walnut & Adams

    This month, Freaky Tikki Friday with Blue Sky Carnival Band has been moved to First Thursday due to the Fourth of July.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    10th Annual Members Exhibition

    Gallery 308 opens one of its most popular exhibits with the 10th Annual Members’ Exhibition with a free reception from 5 to 8pm on Thursday, July 3.    The exhibit is mounted every summer showcasing the artistic talents of the gallery’s patrons.

    Gallery 308 President, Dave Franklin, says, “In its 10-year history, the exhibit draws 25-30 of the area’s most well-known artists, featuring more than 50 works in various mediums including paintings, drawings, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture and photography.”

    The all-original artwork by current Gallery members will be on display through July 26. The gallery is open Friday from 3-7pm and Saturdays   from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free. 

    Gallery 308, which provides space for local and regional artists with monthly “First Thursday” exhibits, is in its 14th year as a nonprofit art gallery.   For more information about the Members’ Exhibition opening, contact Jeff Garrett at exhibits.g308@gmail.com.

    Located at 308 East Main Street, Gallery 308 is a 501(c)(3) community art gallery which exists to provide exhibition space for artists, encourage innovative work and serve the community as a cultural and educational resource. Contributions to Gallery 308 are tax-deductible. To inquire about gallery hours, volunteer and donor opportunities, call 765-289-8575, or visit www.gallery308.org for information about upcoming exhibits.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Gordy Gallery Celebrates 25 Years

    When Genny Gordy walked into the downtown art supply store in 1989, she was looking for a new sketchbook. The store owner, interested in retiring, suggested Gordy might want to buy the whole store. A few weeks later, Genny and Brian Gordy were the new proprietors of Muncie’s only art supply shop, which included picture framing services. The Gordy’s were attracted to the idea of working together, as that is how they first met as BSU art students in the 1970’s. Placed into the same working team in an art education class, the two were engaged by the end of the term. They worked in various art fields – education, interior design, art center director – before landing the “family business,” originally called, “Art Mart.” College friend, Karen Fisher, joined them later, eventually purchasing the art supply portion of the business and making camp in the “Village” area, just east of the Ball State campus.

    The Gordy’s ramped up the framing portion of their shop to include antique frame restoration services and historic frame replication. Serious collectors, art museums and artists began to place orders that Brian and Ben Gordy would fill, using centuries-old carving and gilding techniques. Through these efforts and others, the two men were given the distinction of “Indiana Artisan;” the only two awarded for framing in the state. Brian was also honored for his watercolor paintings, including his turtle series.

    Meanwhile, Genny Gordy was talking with artists, offering services to promote and stimulate sales of paintings, hand-pulled prints, pottery and jewelry created in the region. Today, over two dozen artists call Gordy Fine Art & Framing their home gallery. Monthly First Thursday events are the standard, and sales still bring a thrill. Says Brian, “We couldn’t have dreamed, all those years ago in college, that one day we’d be in a position to surround ourselves with art and artists, while enjoying the fine craft of picture framing, right in downtown Muncie. So many events and so many people helped put Muncie on the map as an arts destination. Without that foundation, how would we have ever made it to twenty five years in our dream jobs?”

    The Gordy’s, and gallery manager, Braydee Euliss, invite artists and patrons to join them on Thursday, July 3, 2014, from 5 to 8 PM for anniversary cake, refreshments and door prizes while viewing the current exhibit, “Summer Invitational: New Modes.”  A short talk will be given at 6:15 PM. Gordy Fine Art & Framing is located downtown at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, visit http://www.gordyframing.com, or the Gordy Fine Art & Framing page on Facebook.

     

    Heorot Pub & Draught House
    219 S Walnut

    The Heorot will feature another coloring wall! After the popularity of April's coloring wall we decided to bring it back for another round! In keeping with the theme of the season people can expect something patriotic. A box of crayons will always be on hand for viewers to add their flair, but viewers are invited to bring their own markers, colored pencils, stickers, and stamps.

     

    Muncie Makes
    628 S Walnut
    Thinking in Perspective: Freehand perspective drawing as part of the design process

    Two 45 minute workshops (5:30 and 6:30) concurrent with gallery style display of design work, artistic work by BSU College of Architecture and Planning faculty, students, and community members.  The workshops will discuss/demonstrate/do the basics of free hand perspective drawing.  Use of 3-D transparent grid "scaffolds" in perspective can then be used to explore/express/engage design/making ideas.  Bring a pencil or two, an open mind and no fear.  No skill is required, just an interest in exploring and communicating what your mind is visualizing.  Paper will be provided.

     

    Mutual Bank Marble Wall
    110 E Charles
    Afterhours Art Reels – The Royal Tenenbaums

    Muncie Downtown Development will host outdoor “Afterhours Art Reels” following the First Thursday Gallery Walk.  The Royal Tenenbaums will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles St. at dusk.  Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio for guests 21 and up.

     

    Savage's Ale House
    127 N High

    Savage's will be displaying the work of Muncie artist Chase Craig.

Aug 7, 2014

Thursday

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

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

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

     

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

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

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

     

    Brother Animal
    116 E Jackson

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

     

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts
    520 E. Main St.

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

     

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E Charles

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

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Summer Art Camp Show

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut
    Sketchbooks – Seeing Through Drawing

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

     

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

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

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

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

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

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

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

Sep 4, 2014

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Ages: 21+ at the Heorot
    Art by Debra Grindhart Dragoo at The Artist Within Art by Debra Grindhart Dragoo at The Artist Within Art by Mary Ann Rahe at Gallery 308 Art by Mary Ann Rahe at Gallery 308 Art by Carol Blakney at Gallery 308 Art by Carol Blakney at Gallery 308 Art by Alan Patrick at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Art by Alan Patrick at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Art by Alan Patrick at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Art by Alan Patrick at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Photography by Andrew Wit on display at Muncie Makes Lab Photography by Andrew Wit on display at Muncie Makes Lab Photography by Andrew Wit on display at Muncie Makes Lab Photography by Andrew Wit on display at Muncie Makes Lab Photography by Andrew Wit on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art by Cynthia McHone at Rose Court

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

    Craig Mathis bsu grad lucky rabbit tattoo artist painting in acrylic in found boards various folk art themes incorporating comic like feel outside of the tattoo art spectrum ,, this is Craig's first solo show he's tattooed in Muncie over 10 years at the lucky rabbit tattoo studio

     

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    Aerosol and Old Lace – Series Seven

    The Artist Within will feature new art by local visual artist, poet, and artivist Deborah Gindhart Dragoo. Layers of vibrant colours, textures, and vintage plastic lace motifs create this new stunning series of canvas brilliance. There will be also be PINK earrings designed specifically for The Little Red Door of Delaware County / ECI. After reading the courageous cancer journey of Muncie's own Sonya Paul, the artist chooses to share her art gifts. These special earrings will be on sale for $10 per pair with all proceeds to benefit The Little Red Door for their breast cancer awareness programs.

    A "Meet the Artist" opening reception with light refreshments will be held Thursday September 4th from 5-8pm; ALSO, there shall be CAKE! Celebrate "62" with the artist...YUM!

     

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts
    520 E Main

    5pm to 9pm: Electronic Arts Showcase in Great Room of Cornerstone (second floor). Kinect, Oculus Rift, and LED lighting on display.

    6pm: Live performance by Lavonte Pugh (ala Bit_Slayer) and  featuring LED hula-hooping by Cassie Gabriel and Ashley Downing.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Conversations About Nature Through Art and Poetry

    A two-woman exhibit featuring artists Carol Blakney and Mary Ann Rahe opens First Thursday at Gallery 308 on September 4.  “CONVERSATIONS ABOUT NATURE through art and poetry” features prints by Carol Blakney, ceramics by Mary Ann Rahe and poetry by Mike Brockley, Karen Hiday, and Jeffery Owen Pearson. The opening reception for the new exhibit will be held from 5 to 8pm on First Thursday.

    Blakney explains the exhibit, “It’s a collection of the observations, inspirations, and memories of local artists in a collaborative exhibit of prints, ceramics, and poetry, inspired by our local wildlife and environment.“ Blakney stated she is interested in individuality, intelligence, and metaphor in nature.  She created a series of Abobe Artistic Filter prints of the wide variety of creatures she has discovered in her Muncie garden.

    Mary Ann Rahe uses ceramic forms and surfaces to explore themes of nature. She added, “For me, art inspired by nature engages the observer in both formal issues of design and imaginative interpretation. In addition, invited poets will contribute verse related to themes of nature. “

    According to the two artists, “NATURE” is full of powerful and often contradictory meanings.  We recognize the sounds and landscapes and familiar creatures of our local environment as part of what “home” is.  The more welcoming we are of nature in all its forms, the more creative and healthy our home will be.  A place where in parks and gardens and wild places we can still learn about form and color, life and death, and how we are in the universe”

    A Muncie native, Rahe attended St. Louis University and earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in ceramics from Ball State University.  During the nineteen-eighties, she was resident potter at Sinclair Shops, Hartford City, Indiana.  She taught ceramics at Yorktown High School during most of the nineties and has taught for the Art Department and School of Extended Education at BSU for fourteen years.

    Blakney received her BFA in Fine Arts and Art Education from the University of Massachusetts in 1982.  She taught art and reading in a public school resource room until she was hired as the first project manager for the Oxford Guide to Classical Subject in the Arts, published in 1993.  She has traveled extensively to photograph and illustrate the landscapes and wildlife of Turkey, England, Ireland, Mexico and the eastern United States.  The daughter of missionaries, she was born into civil unrest that toppled the apartheid government of Rhodesia.  She has remained engaged in social and environmental activism in the United States.

    Gallery 308, which provides space for local and regional artists with monthly “First Thursday” exhibits, is in its 14th year as a nonprofit art gallery.  For more information about the Gallery 308 ArtsWalk exhibit opening, contact sherry@jackscamera.com. The gallery is open Fridays from 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free. The show continues through September 26.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Here and There:  Recent Paintings by Alan Patrick

    When Alan Patrick needs to look for new subject matter for his oil paintings, he doesn’t travel far. He and wife, Cindy, live the artist’s life on their small farm just outside Albany, IN. Well-tended gardens, a fish pond,  greenhouse and separate studio provide just about everything an artist could hope for, in the way of subject matter. Often, the award-winning Patrick paints flowers and still life scenes in the comfort of his studio. But sometimes, he just has to get out and tromp around in the woods to find his next inspiration. Nearby streams and a river provide both compelling scenes and a strong reflective light that bounces off tree trunks and leaves. Many artists paint beautiful stream scenes. What sets Patrick’s paintings apart has to be his technique of layers and layers of translucent colors that give a depth and brilliance even cameras can’t convey.

    “I am interested in common-place subjects. If they are important, it is because of the formal elements such as line, shape and color. I do hope that they strike a chord with people, but the meaning is in the drawing and brushwork rather than the subject matter,” the prolific painter offers. He continues, “I can pass by a place a hundred times and that place is just ordinary. Then, one day, it’s magic. It has color, form, light and drama. It has suddenly become a wonderful place to look at. I know there is a painting there.”

    He continues, “I photograph places and then return to my studio and think about the subject. What feeling does it evoke? What forms and colors work in the composition? I usually do compositional studies in charcoal first, working out the structure of line and value. Then I think about color. I spend a lot of time on a painting before I ever touch a brush.”

    The public is invited to view the exhibit during the First Thursday’s Arts Walk on September 4, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM. The artist will give a short talk and answer questions about his work beginning at 6:15 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Gordy Fine Art & Framing is located downtown at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, visit http://www.gordyframing.com, or the Gordy Fine Art & Framing page on Facebook.

     

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

    Janelle Summers will be the featured artist at Heorot this month. Summers focuses on drawing as an exploration of form, the figure, and at times the grotesque.

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut

    Graduate students from Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, along with architecture professors Gernot Riether and Andrew Wit, designed and built an innovative pavilion during their summer coursework.  Conceived of as a “traveling pavilion for the city,” the pavilion’s initial rendition and location served as a test of concept, structural ideas and durability.  This open house exhibition shows the design process (research into computational design and fabrication methods, drawings, models, detail studies), and end result (photographs and component pieces).  Students will also be present to demonstrate the fabrication of tensegrity units.  The pavilion is currently located on the outskirts of Muncie, Indiana, standing in stark contrast to lush natural surroundings. Perched between a lake and a forest, the stretched lycra tensegrity structure appears to float as it lightly grazes the earth.

     

    Mutual Bank Marble Wall
    110 E Charles
    Afterhours Art Reels – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles
    Doodles, Down Time Patterns

    Rose Court is pleased to host artist Cynthia McHone and her exhibit entitled:  'Doodles, Down Time Patterns'  for September's First Thursday.   Cynthia's primary medium is pen and ink. Here is what Cynthia has to say about her work:

    "When I moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Muncie, Indiana I knew that life would bring me new opportunities. I had no idea that in my leisure/down time I would find relaxation and enjoyment through random doodling. Albuquerque averages 310 days of sunshine a year and since Muncie's weather patterns are quite different I found myself appreciating indoor activities a great deal more. One day, while watching the evening news I picked up a sketch book and a few color pens and began to draw.

    "The dictionary describes a doodle as a simple drawing that is unconsciously created while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Often done to relieve boredom, I found that these repetitive patterns were relaxing and somewhat addictive.

    "This exhibit celebrates the rhythms, geometries, textures, and abstract landscapes created under the influences/echoes of Gustav Klimt, William Morris, Owen Jones, and appliqué quilting. I hope you enjoy these little works of art to find that these abstract harmonies lessen the stresses of your day as they have done for me. "

Oct 2, 2014

Thursday

  • First Thursday (ArtsWalk 2014) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Art by Bette Graham on display at The Artist Within Art by Bette Graham on display at The Artist Within The Culmination of Amy by Lynette Whitesell, on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Lynette Whitesell, featured artist at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Muncie Open Screen at Muncie Civic Theatre CAP Americano Sur 2014 on display at Muncie Makes Lab CAP Americano Sur 2014 on display at Muncie Makes Lab Nodding Rattlesnake Weed by artist Judy Wand, on display at Muncie Makes Lab

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

    “Collab show of local artist all art for sale cash or trade”

     

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    A Retrospective Look at a Muncie Legend, the Artwork of Bette Graham

    In addition to the easily recognized block prints, work in water color and pen and ink will be on display in a salon style format "like it, buy it, take it".  We will welcome back the BSU Ceramics Department and students with our potters wheels and throwing demonstration in the Old National Trust/YART parking lot. "Meat Tray Prints" is an activity for children and will be in the YART activities area. For many years, Bette Graham introduced Girl Scouts and young children to printmaking through this technique at Camp Munsee.  BSU Art Education majors will help continue this at the printmaking booth.  This will be a free activity.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Such a Good Sport

    An exhibit featuring award-winning photographer Pamela de Marris opens at Gallery 308 on October 2.  “Such a ‘Good Sport” is a collection of fine art photography of the artist’s shared life experiences with her husband James Meadows spanning thirty years. The opening reception for the new exhibit will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. The public is welcome.

    De Marris explains her exhibit, “The pieces hanging on these walls describe his influence on my life, which has been more than any other person I have known. These images visually describe my changing interpretations and emotional views of the different periods we have gone through with our children and each other.   Depicting Jim during the early years was basically documentation.  As our relationship and children grew, I began to express feelings toward him abstractly.  The most recent photographs of Jim are a combination of reality and personal concerns.    Images were selected from past series, providing a chronological portrayal of interactions with family and friends.”                                                                   

    De Marris began taking photos when she was nine years old. She won a Brownie camera by signing up 12 new subscribers along her paper route in rural Michigan for the Niles Daily Star. "I didn't have the greatest childhood, so I used the camera to document the things I was questioning--my siblings, my parents, whatever," she says. "It allowed me to control the moment I captured." 

    Like 19th-century photographers, De Marris favors long exposure times. Her lighting is simple, her images lushly saturated. The colors look more like they came from an oil palette than photographic dyes. De Marris makes life-size prints, laminates them with an ultraviolet protector, and frames them herself with elegant black molding.

    De Marris stated, “The importance of this exhibition lies in the fact that Jim has allowed himself to be transferred outside his around the clock physician’s duties into a personal pictorial diary about his life.  This body of work shares my intense feelings regarding him, which range from happiness to anguish.  The various environments, lighting styles and costumes employed to capture Jim on film reflect my concerns regarding our relationship.”

    According to the photographer, while computer generated images are commonplace today, these pieces have been printed from unaltered negatives.  The only slight exception is that, in some images, original negatives were spliced together.  The photographs honestly represent James Meadows.

    De Marris earned her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.  She also did graduate work in photography, video, film and digital at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad including New York, Chicago, Boston, France, Belgium, and Italy   winning numerous awards and recognitions. De Marris was a faculty member at Ball State University in the Fine Art Department from 1991-2011. She has also served as a visiting artist at the Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia and at the American Museum, Giverny, France. 

    Gallery 308, which provides space for local and regional artists with monthly “First Thursday” exhibits, is in its 14th year as a nonprofit art gallery.  For more information about the Gallery 308 ArtsWalk exhibit opening, contact sherry@jackscamera.com. The gallery is open Fridays from 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free. The show continues through October 24.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Scabrous Sciaphobia

    Something frightening is brewing in the gallery at Gordy Fine Art & Framing. An exhibit titled, “Scabrous Sciaphobia,” will hang for the month of October and it may just give some patrons the shivers. “Scabrous,” can mean, “having a rough surface,” or, “full of difficulties.” “Sciaphobia” is a fear of shadows. Together, these words create a perfect expression for the haunting month in a century-old building in downtown Muncie.

    The artist Lynette Whitesell says about her work, “Scabrous Sciaphobia is defined to me as a fear of shadows that is full of difficulties. Interpreted differently, this body of work confronts life issues, fears, relationships and struggles that haunt us in our lives and how we hide from those struggles.

    “I enjoy pushing our classically-conditioned society to peer at the difference between happy and sad, dark and light, etc. I am utilizing heavy impasto with strong hues juxtaposed with photos and ephemera from long ago. I relate our lives and years of experience with multiple layers on the panel. These mixed media pieces resemble encaustic work with techniques that include different textures, images, transfers, text and new to my work: stitching.”

    Whitesell works in mixed media, using heavy pigments and strong hues juxtaposed with photos from long ago. One piece, titled, “The Culmination of Amy,” shows a young couple, embraced, perhaps in gardening or work clothes. They are surrounded by a collage of brightly colored papers, hand-stitched on one side, with illegible writing across the scene. Is it a postcard? The couple looks down at the ground in front of them. Are they planting something, or burying something? What difficulties or shadows are we being shown?

    Born and raised in Hartford City, Indiana, Lyn is a fine arts graduate of Ball State University. She has worked in East Central Indiana for sixteen years as a graphic designer, illustrator, and creative director and has won numerous awards for her graphic design work. She has also taught at the collegiate level, conducted arts workshops, participated in the Governor’s Arts Awards, and serves on the board of Arts Place in Portland, Indiana. The recipient of two Indiana Arts Commission Artist Grants, Lyn has exhibited her work in art shows and galleries, and has work in numerous public and private collections.

    The artist will speak briefly about her work and answer questions beginning at 6:15 PM. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. There will be art-related activities for both children and adults. Gordy Fine Art & Framing is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, call 765-284-8422, visit Gordy Fine Art & Framing on Facebook, or go to their website, http://www.gordyframing.com.

     

    Horizon Convention Center
    401 S High

    “The Horizon Convention Center will host the Prime Trust soup crawl and the wonderful art work that the stitchers from Elegant Needlepoint shop.”

     

    The Living Room
    130 W Jackson

    Ball State's Fine Arts League presents a collaborative show featuring works from student artists in the university community. Come check out works in a variety of media from drawings, to hand-made books, to design, and much much more! The League will also be selling artfully-decorated cookies and artist trading cards.

     

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E Main
    Muncie Open Screen

    Muncie Open Screen is a monthly showcase for local filmmakers at the Muncie Civic Theatre. It operates similarly to an ‘Open Mic Night’ for singers or comedians— local filmmakers can bring their short films, music videos, commercials, home movies, or whatever else they have in a video format and see it played on the big screen.

    There is no cost to submit, but there will be an optional, suggested donation at the door. All donations go directly to the Muncie Civic Theater. Each screening is all ages and open to the public.

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut

    CAP Americano Sur 2014: An exhibition of Latin American design seen through the eyes of sixteen College of Architecture and Planning students. One Month / Two Continents / Four Countries / Ten Cities

    Artistic Explorations of the Proposed Damming of the White River:  Work created by local artists Judy Wand, Cindy Norrick Turner, the Hoosier Environmental Council and others in support of the movement against damming the White River in Anderson will explore both large scale and small scale impacts of this proposed dam on the environment.  Analyses of the affected area in Mounds State Park, by students from the College of Architecture and Planning will accompany this exhibit.​

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    Rose Court is pleased to have the following artists for the October's Arts Walk – featuring the work of two award winning photographers – Jennifer Smith and Andrea Swartz as well as the pen & ink work of students from Ball State University.

    Jennifer Smith is a self-taught photographer who enjoys using her skills to document her travels.  This past summer she spent two weeks in Iceland.  Thursday's exhibit features images highlighting colors and textures of this unique and beautiful country.

    Andrea Swartz is an architect and professor at Ball State University's Department of Architecture.  Her photography work is used in the exploration of architecture and informs her design process and the communication of ideas.  The photographs presented document the design competition Sukkahville2013 in Toronto Canada, in which Swartz's design for a sukkah (small temporary structure used in the celebration of Sukkot, a Jewish festival) was selected as a finalist in an international design competition.  The project was built and exhibited in Toronto with help from the build team of Shannon Buchanan and Morganne Walker (undergraduates in architecture), Julie Musial (graduate architecture student), Janice Shimizu (faculty), Maya Coggeshall and Jennifer Smith.  For more information on Sukkahville2013 see http://andreaswartz.com

    Student Exhibition of self-portrait pen and ink drawings by advanced-level drawing and animation students in the School of Art at Ball State University: Barbara Balogun, Shawna Gardner, Paisley Hansen, Sydney Hellgeth, Jordan Johnson, Jordan Lewers, William Long, Kait Mahl, Jessica Maxwell, Ty Porter, Rachel Scott, Bowen Tang, Maureen Van Empeh.

    Coordinated by Assistant Professor, Barbara Giorgio. "

     

    Yart
    Corner of Walnut and Charles Streets

    YART is a Yard Sale for Art! YART began in Muncie, Indiana with students at Ball State University and continues in several U.S. cities! The Muncie YART is now held Downtown, twice a year, Spring and Fall.

    Muncie’s Fall YART 2014 will be held in conjunction with the October 2014 ArtsWalk, in the Old National Financial lot on the corner of Walnut and Charles Streets in Downtown Muncie, Indiana, on Thursday, October 2nd, from 5-9pm. This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together artists and art patrons in a casual and unique setting.

    All forms of art are welcome! Art of all kinds, by all kinds of artists! YART encourages interaction between artists and the community, hoping to make art more accessible, especially to those who think they cannot afford to buy art for themselves. To this goal, all YART art will be priced below $40!

    Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART to meet the public, discuss their art, handle sales personally, and some artists will be making art LIVE at YART!

    The Fall 2014 YART will feature holiday decorations and gifts, beaded jewelry, photography, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, fused glass art and jewelry, knits for children and adults, drawings, sculpture, lampwork glass beads, knit stuffed animals, clothing, digital art, poetry, faeries, mosaics, the YART Hands-On Children’s ArtSpace, Bette Graham Memorial Print-Making for Kids presented by The Artist Within, the Art Mart Mobile Supply Shop, the BSU Ceramics Guild, the John Peterson Pottery Students, LIVE MUSIC, and so much more!

    Fun for all ages - YART and ArtsWalk are for the whole family!

    LIKE Muncie-Yart on FaceBook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muncie-Yart/156725934394407

  • Guitar Stars 12pm to 12:42pm @ Silo Bar and Grill 223 S. Walnut St.

    A special line up of artists and musicians. Solo musical artists and a special new display by Joe Flynn!

  • YART - A Yard Sale for Art in Downtown Muncie! 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Old National Lot

    YART is a Yard Sale for Art! YART began in Muncie, Indiana with students at Ball State University and continues in several U.S. cities! The Muncie YART is now held Downtown, twice a year, Spring and Fall.

    Muncie’s Fall YART 2014 will be held in conjunction with the October 2014 ArtsWalk, in the Old National Financial lot on the corner of Walnut and Charles Streets in Downtown Muncie, Indiana, on Thursday, October 2nd, from 5-9pm. This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together artists and art patrons in a casual and unique setting.

    All forms of art are welcome! Art of all kinds, by all kinds of artists! YART encourages interaction between artists and the community, hoping to make art more accessible, especially to those who think they cannot afford to buy art for themselves. To this goal, all YART art will be priced below $40!

    Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART to meet the public, discuss their art, handle sales personally, and some artists will be making art LIVE at YART!

    The Fall 2014 YART will feature holiday decorations and gifts, beaded jewelry, photography, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, fused glass art and jewelry, knits for children and adults, drawings, sculpture, lampwork glass beads, knit stuffed animals, clothing, digital art, poetry, faeries, mosaics, the YART Hands-On Children’s ArtSpace, Bette Graham Memorial Print-Making for Kids presented by The Artist Within, the Art Mart Mobile Supply Shop, the BSU Ceramics Guild, the John Peterson Pottery Students, LIVE MUSIC, and so much more!

    Fun for all ages - YART and ArtsWalk are for the whole family!
     

    YART is still accepting artists! There is no cost to vend at YART, and YART does not take a cut from sales. Artists manage their own sales and need their own display. To become a YART Artist, please email: MissMoth@gmail.com

Dec 4, 2014

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Sculpture on display at The Artist Within Artwork on display at Muncie Makes Lab Artwork on display at Muncie Makes Lab Artwork on display at Muncie Makes Lab Artwork on display at Rose Court Artwork on display at Rose Court Artwork on display at Valhalla

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

    Seasonal Showcase – December at the Artist Within will feature a “Seasonal Showcase”, artwork by their member artists; just in time for holiday gift giving or a personal treat. There will also be a book sale and signing during the First Thursday Artists Reception December 4th from 5-8pm.

    Local artist /author Laurie Lunsford will be on site to sign copies of her book It’s a Piece of Cake.

    Please make plans to join us for light refreshments and a fun-filled evening.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main

    Annual Salon Show – Our gallery wall will be packed with artwork from each of our 2D artists! Sculpture, pottery & jewelry will of course be on display throughout the rest of the gallery.

    Grey Line Performance – And our Nook gallery will feature watercolors by Ball State Student, Sibley Barlow. Her exhibit, "Grey Line Performance" will continue through January 31st alongside the Annual Salon Show.

    Per usual, our Salon Show is a gifting friendly exhibit and any work purchased before the holidays can be taken home the same day! This means the exhibit will transform several times before it comes down in January, so we encourage you to visit more than just once!

    Artist Talk @ 6:15 and light refreshments will be served.

     

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

    Ethan Yazel is an Art Student at Ball State University focusing on Animation. With each page he opens a small window to a new fantastic world, ready for exploring. His artwork will be on display in the Heorot's gallery space.

     

    IDIA Lab
    300 S Walnut

    Ball State University's Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts (IDIA Lab) explores the intersections between the arts and technology to create engaging and immersive experiences. Using simple motion and gestures, visitors can explore rich 3D environments using MS Kinect, the Oculus Rift and the Leap Motion! Come explore, learn and play!

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut

    A+form – An interactive installation by undergraduate and graduate students at Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning. Initiated by a basic understanding of surface geometry, the students developed a series of fabricated objects that can be arranged individually or collectively within a space. Users are encouraged to move, stack, and engage the objects as a way of understanding the formal logic behind their nesting capabilities.

    Middletown Movies – Five short stories of Muncie's social and cultural history created by Fourth Year Architecture students in a seminar course at Ball State University will be shared at Art Walk. The students will also display illustrated manifestoes of their role as architects in the 21st century.  

    Utopian Chairs – A selection of  simple wood chairs and storage cabinets designed, drawn, and built by BSU Architecture students.  Prof Joshua R Coggeshall, AIA  (photo by Joshua R Coggeshall, chair by Nick Dodge)​

    Visual Arts Class – A showcase of prints by Cornerstone students taught by Karen Fisher of Art Mart

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    Approximately 10-15 members of the Muncie Artists Guild will be showing some of their work at the Rose Court. Their work will include watercolor, acrylic, oil, 3D photography and mixed medium.  Please bundle up and join us for refreshments, conversations and the love of art.  Items for sale will include cards, jewelry, oil paintings, watercolors and special works which will make wonderful gifts for the holiday or for any occasion.

    The Magic City Music Men will carol through the Streets of DWNTWN stopping to entertain in galleries, restaurants and bars along the way. They will begin at the Rose Court at approximately 7:15. 

     

    The Valhalla Room (21+)
    215 S Walnut

    Mike Moon is a self-taught creator of dark, surreal, visionary art from Farmland, Indiana. His preferred medium is ink and watercolor pencil drawings, but he also loves to work with colored pencils, acrylics, digital, and mixed media art as well. His work will be on display in Valhalla's gallery space for the month of December.

Dec 14, 2014

Sunday

Feb 5, 2015

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Art by Bob Lundy on display at The Artist Within Art by Bob Lundy on display at The Artist Within Art by Bob Lundy on display at The Artist Within Presidential portrait by Melissa Adams on display at Gallery 308 Presidential portrait by Melissa Adams on display at Gallery 308 Presidential portrait by Melissa Adams on display at Gallery 308 Art by Joe Bilello and students on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art by Chris Reinhart on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art by Braydee Euliss on display at Muncie Makes Lab

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

    The Artist Within will exhibit a retrospective look at the artwork of former BSU Art professor Bob Lundy. Mr. Lundy taught photography and graphic design during the late sixties.  Former student of Lundy and owner of the Artist Within, Bob Hartley, has fond memories of his class. “Attention to detail and a commitment to fine craftsmanship” are two of the qualities Hartley recalls being stressed by the young professor and always visible in Lundy’s artwork.

    After a career that included teaching at Earhlam College, University of Akron and Eastern Kentucky, as well as being a tech-rep for Nikon Camera, Mr. Lundy retired to Florida to pursue his passion of underwater photography and whimsical wood carving. His love of the water led him to earn the Coast Guard designation of “Captain” in 1984 and hence began signing his wood carvings “Captain Bob”. Bob Lundy lives in Muncie with his daughter Starr Manning.

    “Soul Sauce…a look at the work of Bob Lundy” will be the featured show throughout February at the Artist Within.  An opening reception will be First Thursday February 5th from 5-8pm.

    Please make plans to see this exhibit that showcase a broad range of mediums and many of his whimsical wood carvings.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Pop Art Presidents

    “Pop Art Presidents” showcasing the talents of artist Melissa Adams opens at Gallery 308 on February 5. The opening reception for the new exhibit will be held First Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. The public is welcome.

    The February exhibition is retrospective series of portraits of all 43 U.S. presidents painted in red, white and blue.    Artist Melissa Adams states, “I had this idea to paint the presidents in red white and blue. I didn't know if it had been done before, so I checked on google. I could not find anything quite like what I had in mind.”

    Her exhibition was inspired by two things she loves, “I love portrait painting. I like painting with a limited palette. It is amazing what you can do with just a few colors. I love history.”   She added “The exhibition is intended to open a dialogue about our history. This is my attempt to make it current, to make it real in this day. History is so very important. Our presidents have led very colorful lives.”

    Adams began painting at an early age, she says I am not sure why I stopped, but I did. Then about three years ago she started painting in earnest. Her preferred medium is acrylics, but she also paints in oils, watercolors and even sometimes coffee, whatever she can get her hands on. 

    Before she began painting the series, Adams researched each president as extensively as she could, reading about their families, their wives and children. She said, “It helped me to paint them by knowing who they were outside of their political party. After 43, I don't know that I can recall all the details, but it was so interesting. Some everyone will recognize others I didn't even know by their portrait before I started this series. I love that I have learned so much and my hope that this series helps others to do the same.”  History buffs will also appreciate that Adams is also including a quote from each president under their portrait.

    “Pop Art Presidents” exhibit continues through February 27. The gallery is open Fridays from 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free.  Gallery 308, which provides space for local and regional artists with monthly “First Thursday” exhibits, is in its 14th year as a nonprofit art gallery.  For more information about the Gallery 308 exhibit opening, contact sherry@jackscamera.com.

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut

    The Tunnel
    Braydee Euliss is a visual artist, curator, and artist advocate. Though often sporadic, her artistic endeavors generally begin with found/everyday objects and attempt to redirect the viewer's perception of their function and aesthetic or intrinsic value.

    Body in Space installations
    Prof Joe Bilello and students from the CAP First year program exhibit installations studying the potential of the space and for the body in space

    Visuals of the history of the Muncie Makes Lab building
    Mike Flowers, Historic Preservation student       

    Muncie Makes Charrette // Redesign the Neighborhood
    After inspiration from both Urban Planning and Architecture professors, sophomores Megan Clevenger and Samantha Wiser teamed up to plan an interdisciplinary charrette. The focus of the charrette was in the Maker's District, south of downtown, along Wisor street. The duo advertised within Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning for teams of architecture, planning, and landscape architecture students. The Martin Luther King Day charrette had a successful turnout of Graduate and Undergraduate students, representing all three majors, combined. The team tackled strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the site while incorporating possible solutions to the underused space.

    Sensory Soul Box
    Prof Pam Harwood's Culture and Environment students each​​ created a box that holds and assembles selected images and cultural artifacts that tells a story of one’s place in the world. The boxed constructions allow the reader an escape to a miniature universe inspired by distant places and times, evoking conscious memories through the juxtaposition of objects and imagined allusions.

    Catie Newell, Alibi Studio + Prof Tim Gray’s undergraduate architecture studio have done a site specific design build installation in MML.

Apr 2, 2015

Thursday

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

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E Main

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

     

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

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

     

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts
    520 E Main
    Asian Infusion

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

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

    The opening reception will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The show will be on display throughout the month of April.

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

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

     

    Downtown Development Partnership
    120 W Charles

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

     

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 25, 2015

Saturday

Jun 4, 2015

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Identity: Searching Inside Ourselves at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Work by Dave Kuhn on display at Gallery 308 Work by Dave Kuhn on display at Gallery 308 Work by Dave Kuhn on display at Gallery 308 Work by Jan McCune on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Work by Sarojini Johnson on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. "Lament" by Katie Norman (Dynamo Art Group) on display at Muncie Makes Lab Green screen demonstration by Muncie Public Library at Muncie Makes Lab

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    Potter's Panic...

    VERY RECENT works Made in Muncie

     

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts
    520 E Main
    Identity: Searching Inside Ourselves

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on June 4, 2015, for the opening reception of “Identity: Searching Inside Ourselves” featuring an installation about history and community by Inspire Academy’s 6th grade class. This interactive showcase will include in-depth profiles of “identity” crafted through interviews, photographs, and stories gathered this semester highlighting local citizens that have lived through experiences of otherness and developed a deeper sense of belonging. This event will also give you the opportunity to speak with the artists and their community partners.

    Inspire Academy – A School of Inquiry – is a tuition-free, public charter school located in Muncie, Indiana. Inspire is an “Expeditionary Learning School” that teaches its students through semester-long, in-depth studies called expeditions. “Identity: Searching Inside Ourselves” is the final product for this year’s 6th grade class who have studied a variety of cultural, religious, societal, and other perspectives of those who often are overlooked in history. The project focuses on the questions, “What is otherness?,” “How has what defines otherness changed/stayed the same throughout history?,” “How have dominant perspectives limited our resources for understanding history?,” and “How does considering multiple viewpoints enrich our knowledge of history and ourselves?” Each question has been evaluated by looking at identity, otherness, belonging, and dominant and non-dominant perspectives over the last 3,000+ years of Western history, as well as the current day.

    The students have incorporated fieldwork to gain more knowledge from experts in the topic of study, as well as those from the community who have shared their own Testimonies of Identity. Students have utilized their research, interview, writing, and photography skills to create a narrative of the beautiful and multi-faceted nature of identity in our own community.

    The opening reception will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 4th at the Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. There will be a special discussion at 6:30 pm with the artists and their community partners. The show will be on display throughout the month of June. For more information about the show visit www.cornerstonearts.org or call the Department of Education & Communication at 765-281-9503, ext. 23. To learn more about Inspire Academy visit https://iasi-k12-et.schoolloop.com/.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Dave Kuhn Memorial

    A tribute exhibit featuring the works of David Kuhn opens First Thursday at Gallery 308 on June 4.  Curated by his friend and fellow artist Alfredo Marin-Carle is a collection of Kuhn’s art created over a lifetime. The opening reception for the “Dave Kuhn Memorial” exhibit will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. The public is welcome.

    According to his Marin-Carle, Kuhn’s friend of more than 25 years, the exhibit will showcase more than 70 works of art created by Kuhn over his lifetime. Born in Greenfield, Indiana, in 1951, he attended John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Kuhn started his career as an illustrator working at ad agencies in Indianapolis  eventually landing a job as an illustrator at P.A.W.S, Inc. where he spent 25 years before retiring.  Marin says Kuhn was incredibly prolific and described his friend’s art having an incredible sense of color. With influences ranging from the Populuxe aesthetic to Memphis Design, from classical Japanese drama to Brazil’s Carnival, it would be an understatement to call Dave Kuhn’s art eclectic. His works not only embrace a range of cultural influences, but also convey his deep and abiding sense of playful curiosity and ongoing experimentation.

    Though initially known for his expertise as an airbrush artist, he cast a wide net in choosing the tools and materials he would use for his own art, not only airbrush, but also assemblage, laminates, fiber, incised impasto, pastel, color pencil – he created in all manner of media, producing works of lively imagination and, later in his career, exploring ghostly symbols and figures as mysterious as those found on ancient cave walls. His diverse aesthetic was further informed by his passionate love of music.

    A former rock drummer, Dave’s musical taste was as wide-ranging as his cultural interests: Tom Waits, bebop, blues, Latin rhythm, and of course reggae, for though he lived his entire life in Indiana, he was, at heart, an Island soul. In all its many forms, his artwork reveals Dave’s generosity of spirit and his passionate embrace of life. 

    The gallery is open Fridays from 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free. The show continues through June 26.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Jan McCune and Sarojini Johnson

    Local artists Jan McCune and Sarojini Johnson will exhibit new work with support from the Indiana Arts Commission for the months of June & July. The duo received grants to support their studio efforts; Johnson’s, in printmaking, and McCune in jewelry-making. Johnson, a Ball State University art professor, will speak about her exotic and elaborate intaglio prints at 6:15 PM. McCune will follow with a talk and jewelry casting demonstration at 6:30 PM.

    Offers McCune: “For my Indiana Arts Commission grant project, I learned silver casting. Each piece of jewelry in the show has one or more components which I created either by sand casting or centrifugal casting.”  Regionally known first for creating earrings and bracelets, McCune has only recently started producing the rings that require casting equipment. The former art teacher explains, “What I love about casting is that I can now produce complex three dimensional forms which I would find impossible using any other technique.”  New pieces include silver castings of an ornate antique button, an acacia seed pod, and a redbud pod, each one-of-a-kind and steeped in “sense of place.” This is Indiana fine art down to its roots.

    Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. Gordy Fine Art & Framing is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, call 765-284-8422.

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut

    Movie Magic with Muncie Public Library
    Experience a little piece of movie magic right here in Muncie! Movies like Coraline, ParaNorman, and the Nightmare Before Christmas all use stop motion to bring characters to life. Learn how much work goes into making just a few seconds of film – and how fun it can be. Also learn how to transport yourself to another world with the use of a green screen. Kids can watch themselves go to Hollywood, the beach, or outer space with the tap of an iPad button.

    Cosmic Rubbish, Dynamo Art Group
    Dynamo is a series of traveling pop up art shows based in Muncie. The work is from a collection of student and local artists with a variety of media and subject. The goal of this group is to promote diversity of art throughout our community, and to familiarize students with the exhibition process. We will be presenting our show Cosmic Rubbish at the Muncie Makes Lab between 5 and 8pm.

     

    Mutual Bank Marble Wall
    110 E Charles
    Afterhours Art Reels – The Grand Budapest Hotel

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

Sep 3, 2015

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8:30pm @ Downtown
    Art by Debra Grindhart Dragoo on display at The Artist Within Art by Missy Adams on display at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Art by Hannah Barnes on display at Gallery 308 Art by Hannah Barnes on display at Gallery 308 Art by Jessica Summers on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Art by Jessica Summers on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Art on display at Muncie Makes Lab Photography by Christine Johnson on display at Muncie Makes Lab Photography by Lorri Markum on display at Rose Court

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut
    Sprayart Colour Layers

    A series of new paintings by local artist designer Debra Gindhart Dragoo. This exhibit of aerosol paintings is a design series where colours and textures combine creating fabulous funky fun! Celebrate local art, celebrate this artist turning 63 and celebrate paint your own pottery upstairs! This exhibit also includes Green Glam studio earrings from the “Onepairaday” artist challenge. Make plans to stop by for live music, light refreshments and birthday cake and to wish Debra a “Happy Birthday”. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will remain on display through September 26th during normal studio hours.

     

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts
    520 E Main
    Pop Art Presidents

    The show entitled “Pop Art Presidents” is a collection of paintings by Missy Adams honoring the lives and history of the 43 presidents of the United States.

    Missy Adams is a local artist who took her love of portrait painting and history to create a series of paintings celebrating the colorful personalities and interesting lives led by the nation’s presidents. The show was painted with the limited color palette of red, white, and blue and utilizes shading and layering to create depth representing each president’s own personality. Each painting features a corresponding quote from that president displayed under their portrait.

    Adams describes painting as her passion, love, therapy, and her nightmare at times. She started painting at a young age and has been primarily self-taught. She has experimented with watercolor, acrylics, oil, gouache, and even coffee to paint on glass, cardboard, canvas, and paper to discover what works best. She describes her style as not realistic per se, attributing her ability to see things differently from others as her inspiration.

    For more information about the show visit http://www.cornerstonearts.org

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Kali Yuga

    Gallery 308 will showcase the talents of abstract artist Hannah Barnes, with an exhibit entitled "Kali Yuga". The opening reception for the new exhibit will be held Thursday, September 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. The public is welcome.

    Barnes said, "My inspiration for the exhibit is a reflection on a six week research trip to southern India that I took last summer. In Hindu cosmology, Kali Yuga is the name for the era the world is currently cycling through - the last of four in a cycle. It is marked by conflict, discord, and strife"

    According to Barnes, she has been making abstract images since she was four years old.  She added, "A combination of my experience in India and the events of the last year inspired me to create a body of work that emphasizes the accumulation of patterns and structures marked by conflict, discord, transformation and degeneration."

    Barnes is an Associate Professor of Painting at Ball State University. She creates work that draws on a familiar vocabulary of abstract forms and tropes to explore the nature of meaning within abstraction. Her work has been exhibited in such places as the Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, Maine; the Academy of Fine Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland; Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Barnes recently completed a residency at the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation in Cranberry Isles, Maine, and she was the recipient of a 2013 Full Fellowship to attend the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.

    Ms. Barnes received an MFA in Visual Art from Rutgers State University of New Jersey and a BFA in Painting from Maine College of Art. In 2008 she joined the School of Art at Ball State, where she teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses in painting and drawing, as well as undergraduate senior projects and graduate seminars in studio art practice.  Born in Massachusetts, Barnes resides and works in Indianapolis, IN.

    According to Barnes, "My work engages the interplay of drawing and painting to explore ideas of structure and fragmentation, surface and depth, perception and illusion, and the indeterminacy of images. My recent work draws on the fragile and indexical qualities of watercolor to foreground touch, trace, mark, process, and impermanence."

    Gallery 308, which provides space for local and regional artists with monthly "First Thursday" exhibits, is in its 14th year as a nonprofit art gallery.  For more information about the Gallery 308 exhibit opening, contact sherry@jackscamera.com. The gallery is open Fridays from 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free. The show continues through September 26.

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

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Interiority: New Paintings by Jessica Summers

    Jessica Summers has been selected to exhibit for the month of September at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company. Her oversized drawings and oil paintings command attention, as the viewer feels included in the scene, or just offstage. The artist explains, “I honor the tradition of artists representing the contemporary domestic interior and choose to use my suburban home as the subject and setting for my work.”

    Beneath the exceptionally detailed surface, Summers’ pieces “explore modern relationships in which couples cohabitate but for numerous reasons rarely connect.”  Her use of dramatic lighting and sharp camera angles, along with eye contact to acknowledge the audience, brings intimacy into the these private spaces while the artist remains in control of what is revealed or concealed, undoubtedly leading her viewers to seek for more information in details, angles and shadows.

    Summers holds a BFA in 2-Dimensional Studies and Art Education from Bowling Green University and an MFA from Bowling Green State University, where she is currently an adjunct professor in Fine Arts. The winner of numerous awards, Summers was invited by Ohio’s First Lady, Karen Kasich, to be the Fall Spotlight Artist at the Ohio Governor’s Residence, where she delivered an artist talk that was later televised. She has also had solo exhibitions at Durham Arts Council in Durham, North Carolina and Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia. Jessica has also participated in a number of invitational small group shows at Indiana University South Bend, University of Findlay in Ohio, and Portland ArtsPlace in Portland, Indiana, among others.

    There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 5 to 8 PM and the artist will speak about her work and answer questions, beginning at 6:15 PM. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. There will be art-related activities for both children and adults.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing is located at 224 East Main Street, next to Muncie Civic Theatre. For information, call 765-284-8422, visit Gordy Fine Art & Framing on Facebook, or go to http://www.gordyframing.com.

     

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S Madison
    Violist Katrin Meidell and Friends

    I would to let you know that Grace Episcopal Church has begun a concert series on First Thurs. We realize we are several minutes away from the center of downtown but we wanted to support the art scene and downtown Muncie. Our concerts are planned to run from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Our main hallway has in the past been for hanging art works and will be on First Thurs. events.

    The Sept. 3rd concert will feature violist Katrin Meidell and friends.

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut

    Featured Projects from Muncie Public Library’s UDo Makerspace
    Muncie Public Library's UDo makerspace hosted a six week Google Maker Camp for the second year in a row. The purpose of maker camp is to help inspire and instruct young innovators, engineers, and artists. Our featured projects included felt finger puppets, cardboard guitars, circuits and LED's, and even a DIY terrarium.

    College of Architecture and Planning First Year Design Students Retrospective
    Students within the First Year Program at the College of Architecture and Design at Ball State University learn and develop environmental design principles and skills through presented questions and a series of explorations. This exhibit is a celebration of the exemplary responses to these questions throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. Individual projects displayed within the exhibition include: "The Order of Things," "Defining Spaces," "Translations," "(S)P(L)ACE and EVENT," "Folding Space," "Biomimicry," and "Stitching the Urban Fabric of Muncie”.

    Faces of the Cheonggyecheon, Christine Johnson (BLA '16)
    During the spring semester of 2015, Christine Johnson (BLA '16) conducted an observational photography study about the Cheonggye Canal in Seoul, South Korea, and the people that came to visit from the middle of winter to spring. From that she has produced maps, drawings, photos, and videos that look deep into the history and culture of the Cheonggyecheon and into the experiences of those who visit. She hopes that through this project she can raise awareness about how important these types of landscapes are to people in the form of social, insightful, and pleasant experiences.

     

    Mutual Bank Marble Wall
    110 E Charles
    Afterhours Art Reels – Phantom of the Paradise

    Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks in June through September. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm throughout DWNTWN, and join us afterwards at dusk for these great cult and art film classics!

    Our final show is: Phantom of the Paradise. Phantom of the Paradise is a 1974 American musical film horror film written and directed by Brian De Palma, and starring Paul Williams, William Finley and Jessica Harper. In the film, a disfigured composer writes his music for a woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, a record producer betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise. Betrayed, the composer dons a new appearance and exacts revenge on the producer.

    The story is a loosely adapted mixture of several classic European works: Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom of the Opera, Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Faust by Goethe/Christopher Marlowe.

    Initially, the film was a box office failure and received negative reviews, however it earned praise for its music, receiving Academy Award and a Golden Globe nominations. Over the years, the film has received much more positive reviews and has since become a cult classic.

    The Ball State University student short film shown prior to this month's movie is "WHOLE" . Film by the Rieth Brothers. This film was the winning short film for the 2015 BSU Frog Baby Film Festival.

    Films are projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles Street at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area. A hot dog food cart and beverages will be available.

    This will be the final film of the summer series. Go to our website to see the film trailer.

    http://www.downtownmuncie.org/after-hours-art-reels/

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    Life is short, capture it! Born and raised in Delaware County, and a graduate of Ball State University, Lorri Markum has spent most of her life behind a lens. Her professional career began with a love of music and live performance. After landing her first concert photography job photographing Aretha Franklin, and soon after, Sir Elton John, she has spent nearly twenty years photographing the top artists, and legends in music.

    Though most of her work is known through her work in the music industry, her true love as a photographer lies in pursuing photojournalism and street photography in black and white. She enjoys capturing moments as they naturally unfold, the common, the forgotten, the subtle, and the bizarre from New York City, to New Orleans.

    A collection of Lorri Markum’s photographs will be on display during September 3 from 5–9 p.m. at the Rose Court on East Charles Street. The works are black and white canvas prints of street scenes, and nature, from Indiana to Mississippi, New Orleans to Muscle Shoals. All will be available for purchase.

Oct 1, 2015

Thursday

  • First Thursday: ArtsWalk 2015 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown
    Art by the Muncie Artists Guild on display at The Artist Within Painting by Missy Adams, on display at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Monkey Thunder returns to Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Jewelry for sale at HeidiJHale Designs Art on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art on display at Muncie Makes Lab Dynamo, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art by Andrea Swartz, on display at Rose Court Art by Andrea Swartz, on display at Rose Court Art by Jenny Smith, on display at Rose Court Art by Jenny Smith, on display at Rose Court

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

    ArtsWalk 2015 will be First Thursday October 1st from 5-9pm The Artist Within will feature the Muncie Artists Guild. The Guild will be unveiling their mural that depicts a 1907 downtown Muncie scene entitled, “Main Street Looking West”. Twenty-one artists from the Guild participated by each painting an 18”x18”canvas depicting a section of the scene.  Some of the artists used oils while others chose to paint with acrylics. The panels will be assembled to create the large mural.  The mural will remain on display at the Artist Within throughout the month of October, but will then be moved to a permanent location in City Hall as a gift to the city from the Muncie Artists Guild. The members will also be showing several individual works of art.  Please join us for the October 1st reception at the Artists Within featuring music by Bryce Taylor and light refreshments.

    In addition to the exhibit, Toren Scott will have his pottery on display out front with Normandy Flowers on the scene filling Toren's pieces with fresh flower arrangements by his wife Audrey.

    There will also be a pottery demonstration conducted by the BSU Ceramics Department.

     

    Canan Commons
    500 S. Walnut St

    Muncie’s own Jennie Devoe will perform on the Canan Commons Stage at 7 p.m. At the conclusion of her set at 8:30 p.m., we will set in motion a spectacular lighted interactive display. The project was funded by a grant to MDDP by Ball Brothers Foundation and was designed by PROJECTiONE and Ball State’s Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts. The launch of this one-of-a-kind public attraction will be the cornerstone of our celebration of Muncie’s 150th birthday. This special event for all ages includes other surprises as well!  You will not want to miss this Sesquicentennial finale.

     

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts
    520 E Main

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for the First Thursday ArtsWalk on October 1, 2015, for your last chance to see "Pop Art Presidents" by Missy Adams. The show entitled “Pop Art Presidents” is a collection of paintings honoring the lives and history of the 43 presidents of the United States.

    Missy Adams is a local artist who took her love of portrait painting and history to create a series of paintings celebrating the colorful personalities and interesting lives led by the nation’s presidents. The show was painted with the limited color palette of red, white, and blue and utilizes shading and layering to create depth representing each president’s own personality. Each painting features a corresponding quote from that president displayed under their portrait.

    The artist will be present from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St, Muncie.

    Adams describes painting as her passion, love, therapy, and her nightmare at times. She started painting at a young age and has been primarily self-taught. She has experimented with watercolor, acrylics, oil, gouache, and even coffee to paint on glass, cardboard, canvas, and paper to discover what works best. She describes her style as not realistic per se, attributing her ability to see things differently from others as her inspiration.

    For more information about the show visit http://www.cornerstonearts.org.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Monkey Thunder 5

    Monkey Thunder started four years ago as a one-night only, pop-up, art coup of sorts in an effort to address the wants and needs of an under-served faction of our local arts community. With little to no guarantee of staying power, it thrived. After 4 glorious iterations, Monkey Thunder is back, and it's going public!

    Organized and curated by Gallery Manager Braydee Euliss, MT5 will be a month-long event with the opening reception coinciding with ArtsWalk, Downtown Muncie's biggest First Thursday of the year on October 1st from 5 - 9 PM.

    The artwork featured will be an eclectic selection of both 2D and 3D work from local and regional artists, current faculty and students at Ball State University School of Art, as well as guest artists from across the country.

    In addition to the work displayed at GFAF gallery, Monkey Thunder 5 includes video, performance, and other time-based artwork on view in Muncie Civic's Black Box Theatre under the direction of Maura Jasper, visual artist, filmmaker, and Assistant Professor of Intermedia Art at BSU. This 'side-show' is a Monkey Thunder favorite and offers a rare exhibit experience for both the artists and the audience.

    Light refreshments will be served, DJ Jannell will provide the music, and the public is invited to attend. This is a family friendly event, but please note, the work on exhibit will be interpretive, experimental, difficult, conceptual, and subversive. Gordy Fine Art & Framing is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, call 765-284-8422, visit us on Facebook, or on the web.

     

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S Madison

    Jazz concert with Phil Cooley at Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison & Adams). Concert will begin at 7:30pm and feature early 20th century jazz.

     

    HeidiJHale Designs, LLC
    301 S Walnut

    Several one of a kind pieces will be on display and for sale.

    Heidi Hale, local artist and longtime resident of Muncie, has chosen ArtsWalk October 1st to welcome the public to her new studio.  HeidiJHale Designs, LLC is a working studio located at 301 S. Walnut in Muncie’s Downtown Arts District.  The studio is located in Suite 102 of the Mitchell Place Building and is a fully functioning jewelry design studio with a retail space that allows customers to purchase pieces of jewelry created in the studio and/or place custom orders.  Heidi is known for her creative designs, unique use of materials and outstanding craftsmanship.  She has been making beautiful jewelry along with teaching others for many years. 

    She invites the public to visit her on Thursday October 1st from 10am-9pm to share in the excitement of her Grand Opening.  Regular store hours are 10-5 Monday through Friday, 11-5 on Saturday, and begin Friday October 2nd.

    You can get a “sneak preview” of what to expect at http://heidijhale.com.

     

    Hue Salon
    125 E Charles

    Local green artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo will have a collection from the greenglamstudio at Hue salon. A mix of AEROSOL AND OLD LACE and PRETTY FACES and SPRAYART COLOUR LAYERS. Series selection specifically chosen for the salon with a splash of Green Glam jewels of course. All works are repurposed.

    Please join the talented stylists from Hue salon and Debra Gindhart Dragoo for light edibles and join in the celebration of ARTSWALK! Support local artists and #DWNTWN Muncie.

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut

    AIAS Art Auction
    The Ball State AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students) chapter is organizing a gallery and art auction to be featured in the October First Thursday Art Walk. Student work including photography, sketches, paintings, and sculptures from College of Architecture and Planning students and faculty will be displayed. All proceeds from the event will support the Ball State AIAS chapter, helping send students to regional and national conventions.

    MPL Creative Makerspaces: Connection Corner and Maker Loft
    Creativity and technology join forces at Muncie Public Library’s two makerspaces: Connection Corner and Maker Loft. These spaces provide technology access and education to adults and children, and seek to encourage creative tech use. Whether you’re making a short film, learning to code, or manipulating circuitry to create sound, our makerspaces have the tools and knowledge to help you complete your project.

    Narrative Tables, Dept of Architecture BSU, Instructor: Sean Burns
    How might concepts and methodologies of “narratology” be integrated within the design and fabrication of an object?  This exhibition investigates the potential for a table to serve as a medium to express a chosen story, using narrative world-making strategies, borrowed from contemporary literary theories. Each designed table tells and teaches a different story by encouraging the message of the narratives to be discovered, interpreted, and experienced by the end user through the detailing, material selections, form, and function of the object.

    Title: Dynamo IV
    DYNAMO is an art collective dedicated to promote diversity of art throughout our community. Our fourth show consists of artwork from student and local artists with a variety of media and subject. We have work at Muncie Makes Lab as well as the Living Room! All those who are interested in joining future Dynamo endeavors, please contact either Katie Norman or Sarah LaBarge at dynamoshows@gmail.com.

     

    Muncie Symphony Orchestra
    Charles and Walnut

    Muncie Symphony Orchestra, sponsored by The Sursa Griner Group of Raymond James and Associates, will perform from 6-7 p.m. at the corner of Charles and Walnut St.

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    Jenny Smith (http://jennysmithphotography.com)
    Instagram has become one of her favorite social media outlets. The saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words”, is oh so true. An interesting image can stand alone… however, if you decide words are necessary, you can always #hashtag your comments so others may search your chosen descriptive words and see for themselves the images you have posted.

    Come take a look at the work of @jennymooresmith and apply her tips in processing images that post to Instagram. All you must do is create your own account. Most everyone has a cell phone - use that camera and download free apps. Join the #instacraze revolution today! Instagram images are easy to print if that’s your desire.

    The square format is the standard for Instagram, however you can make any size image fit into that format for posting and printing. My top 3 Apps: Instagram, Snapseed, SquareReady

    Andrea Swartz (http://atozstudioworks.com)
    Andrea Swartz, an architecture professor at Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning (who just likes making), will show images and artifacts of a recent installation done for the Indianapolis Art Center. See @macqueenswartz #installationnation and #stitching to get a preview. A shout out to Muncie’s own Steve Selvey and Robert Jessee of ROC: Reclaim Repurpose Architectural Salvage on Liberty Ave. (and on Facebook) for their support on this project.

     

    Special Digital Art Event by IDIA Lab
    Charles and Walnut

    Ball State’s IDIA Lab, in partnership with Paws, Inc, Delaware County Historic Society, Muncie Arts and Culture Council, Center for Middletown Studies, Ball State University Libraries and Ball State Information Technology, has created a special digital art event in honor of Muncie’s 150th birthday. Jim Davis' Garfield will virtually host the event. Experience begins at dusk on the corner of Charles and Walnut St.

     

    Additional ArtsWalk 2015 Notes

    Prime Trust will host a “Soup Crawl” benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank at a variety of DWNTWN restaurants. Tickets are available in advance for $15 at all Prime Trust branches and Second Harvest Food Bank.

    Muncie’s YART 2015 will be held in conjunction with ArtsWalk. This guerrilla art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to the community, brings together artists and art patrons in a casual and unique setting.

Nov 5, 2015

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Art on display at The Artist Within Art on display at The Artist Within Art on display at The Artist Within Art by Christine Abercrombie on display at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Art by Alfredo Marin-Carle on display at Gallery 308 Art by Jennifer Smith on display at Gallery 308 Art by Jeanne Mcleish on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Art on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art on display at Muncie Makes Lab Art by Sandi Highley on display at Rose Court

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

    The Artist Within welcomes artists of the ALCOVE to November First Thursday. An opening reception with live music provided by guitarist member Ken Bantz will be held from 5-8pm on Thursday November 5th.  Please come meet the artists and enjoy their first exhibit at the downtown studio along with live music and light refreshments.

    The group show, “A Look at the ALCOVE”, will include both 2-D and 3-D artwork by their members and remains open during normal business hours through November 28, 2015.

    The ALCOVE is a group of 16 visual and performing artists that work together to promote their art as a group and as individuals. They meet once a month in Portland, IN, and welcome new members. Some examples of their exhibits are the revolving work throughout the year at the John Jay Center for Learning in Portland, IN and at the West Jay Clinic in Dunkirk, IN. Several members have work at IU Ball Hospital and Blackford County Hospital.  “The ALCOVE and Friends Holiday and Gift Show” at the Portland Center is held each November-December. They also exhibit as a group once a year at the Blackford County Arts Center, in Hartford City, IN.

     

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts
    520 E Main

    November First Thursday at Cornerstone Center for the Arts will feature Muncie artist, Christine Abercrombie. Abercrombie’s collection entitled “Origins” is an abstract exploration into color, texture, and design fueled by real life emotions and personal growth. The opening reception will be on Thursday, November 5, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

    Abercrombie is an abstract painter, wife, mother, and local small business owner that has found profound healing, strength, and happiness through painting. She hopes to inspire others to dream, create, and act on what their soul loves to do.

    She describes herself as an "intuitive" painter - producing pieces that do not begin with any particular plan or layout. She has added painting to her daily routine and considers it to be a way of meditation. Abercrombie describes her paintings as a work of passion; they are all about emotion and the importance of imagination and dreams to personal growth and cultivating love and positivity within herself, her family, and the world. 

    “Origins” will remain on display in the Cornerstone Art Gallery throughout the month of November. For more information about the show call the Department of Education & Communication at 765-281-9503, ext. 23.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    Paperchaser 2015

    Gallery 308 opens its Paperchaser 2015 exhibition with a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 5.  The 6th annual show is a juried art show featuring the artworks of contemporary artists working in paper-based media.

    Dave Franklin, Gallery 308 Board President, said, “More than $2,100 in cash awards will be announced at the Gallery opening on November 5 including the Best of Show winner. The awards ceremony will be held at 6pm at Muncie Civic Theatre.  Paperchaser 2015 will be juried by acclaimed painter Jeanne McLeish.

    Gallery visitors will have the chance to see than 30 works-on-paper ranging from watercolor, to oils, to mixed media to photography.   The exhibit will be on display through November 20.  The gallery’s hours are Fridays 3-7pm and Saturdays from 12:30 – 5:00pm.  Admission is free.

    Gallery 308, which provides space for local and regional artists with monthly “First Thursday” exhibits, is in its 15th year as a nonprofit art gallery.  For more information about PAPERCHASER 2015 opening, contact sherry@jackscamera.com.

    Located at 308 East Main Street, Gallery 308 is a 501(c)(3) community art gallery which exists to provide exhibition space for artists, encourage innovative work and serve the community as a cultural and educational resource. Contributions to Gallery 308 are tax-deductible. To inquire about gallery hours, volunteer and donor opportunities, call 765-289-8575, or visit http://www.gallery308.org for information about upcoming exhibits.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Watercolor Invitational:  Smith, Mcleish and Brouwer

    Jerry Smith, Jeanne Mcleish and Rena Brouwer, three watercolor artists from across Indiana will be featured during the month of November at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company.  These artists were selected by Brian Gordy, a watercolor artist and owner of GFAF gallery.  Says Gordy, “Aside from the fact that they are all consistent award winners, they are three of my favorite watercolor artists in Indiana.  Each painter’s approach to the medium is distinctive, dynamic and decidedly different from each other’s work.”

    Jerry Smith, a Crawfordsville resident, paints expressive, yet vividly detailed rural and city scenes that feature a unique undulating rhythm.  He is a signature member of many prestigious organizations including American Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Indiana and Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

    Jeanne Mcleish, a resident of Mooresville, brings her paintings of forest floors, creek-beds and ravines to life with sizzling, yet sophisticated, combinations of colors.  Jeanne is also a signature member of Watercolor Society of Indiana and Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

    Rena Brouwer, a resident of Piermont, paints spontaneous, dreamlike expressions of realistic subjects, exploiting the property of fluidity in watercolor. Her process involves facilitating the accidental effects brought on by adding washes onto wet paper, then reacting to those effects.  Rena is a signature member of many organizations, including Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and Watercolor Society of Indiana.

    Please join Brian and Genny Gordy for their final First Thursday reception as owners of Gordy fine Art & Framing Company. The reception is from 5:00-8:00 with a brief talk by the artists beginning at 6:00.  Light refreshments will be served.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, call 765-284-8422, visit Gordy Fine Art & Framing on Facebook, or go to http://www.gordyframing.com.

     

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S Madison

    Kathleen Maurer, soprano singer from Ball State University School of Music will be performing at Grace Episcopal Church at 7:30pm. Doors open at 5pm with an art exhibit with feature artist Susan McCollum.

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut

    A collection of artwork by Muncie Central High School students; art teachers Margery Frank, Britt Husman, and Helen Zacek.

    Painting: Dance: Design  Profs Joe Bilello + Rebecca Pappas
    Can you dance a painting? Students from CAP and Dance work together to turn 11 paintings from  Ball State's David Owsley Museum into 3-d environments and choreographed pieces to be performed at the Muncie Makes Laboratory on Walnut Street 6:00-7:30 pm.

    The Woven Ideal: The Wapahani Series, Lisa Dunaway
    The five pieces in this collection were created in honor of the White River, or Wapahani in the Miami language.  The branches that anchor each piece came from Sycamore trees along the White River in Muncie in a public park.  I went to the White River to gather materials for this collection because I wanted a connection to the Wapahani.  I purposely used the personality of the branches to allow for asymmetrical and irregular knot work, to mimic the ebb and flow of the river.

    CAP Americano Sur, Profs Ana deBrea, Jonathan Spodek
    Introduce students to the unique urban and social history and culture of four countries related to the Latin Culture:  Uruguay + Argentina  Bolivia + Perú through a study  of the architecture and the built environment. Students traveled to selected cities to compare, research, and learn about the art, culture, and architecture in the different countries.

     

    Rose Court
    125 E Charles

    Rose Court will be featuring paintings by Sandi Highley, Faye House and Marie Starr.  They, along with other friends and family, meet at Friends Church to exchange ideas and encourage creative expression.  Their subject matter ranges from nature to abstract expressions of animals and people.

    Sandi was born and raised in Muncie.  She is a graduate of Muncie Central High School and was one of the original founders of The Flower Bin.  She is a real estate broker and was past president of the local, state and National Women’s Council, National Home Builders Association.  She also served on the Women-Build Steering Council for Habitat for Humanity.

Dec 3, 2015

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Confection #5 by Heidi Jensen, on display at PRIMER in the former Cintas building Photography on display at Gallery 308 Photography on display at Gallery 308 Artwork by Ana de Brea on display at Muncie Makes Lab Artwork by Cynthia McHone on display at Muncie Makes Lab Artwork by Lynette Whitesell on display at The Artist Within Artwork by Lynette Whitesell on display at The Artist Within

    The Artist Within
    313 S Walnut

    The Artist Within features "Empathetic Anesthetics", artwork by Lynette Whitesell throughout the month of December. First Thursday December 3rd from 5-8 pm kicks off the Holiday Season with “Light Up Downtown” and the annual lighting of the community tree at Canan Commons. Many activities are planned for the evening and the Artist Within will host an opening reception to meet their featured artist Lynette Whitesell.  Please come meet Lyn and enjoy the festivities and light refreshments.

     

    Former Cintas Building
    500 E Jackson

    The first in a short series of exhibits, PRIMER is a regional exhibition of contemporary artwork. The series serves to promote artists living and working in Indiana by featuring a variety of media and techniques with a focus on current trends. It also serves to raise awareness and support for Muncie Arts & Culture Council and Ball State University School of Art as they collaborate on the possibility of future community studio and work spaces as well as gallery space and programming in the old Cintas building.

    Exhibiting artists include Kennedy Conner, Chet Geiselman, Garrett Heinkel, Maura Jasper, Heidi Jensen, James Labold, Olivia Laird, Holly Lay, Dylan Martinez, John Morris, Katherine Thomas, and Thomas Williamson.

    Enter at the southwest corner of the building.

     

    Gallery 308
    308 E Main
    8 Days in Cuba

    Gallery 308 opens 8 DAYS IN CUBA “exhibition with a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 3.  The exhibit features the photographic journey of 15 Ball State journalism students and four journalism faculty members on an eight-day trip to Cuba in March 2015.

    Ryan Sparrow, the exhibition coordinator and three other BSU journalism teachers accompanied the students on the trip including Chris Flook, Robin Blom and Hans Kellogg.  Sparrow said, “The students went on a trip of the lifetime. The idea was to travel to Cuba and get a sense of its people, culture and history.   What they found was a county ready to forget its past conflicts with the United States but not quite aware of what that might mean.”  He added, “What we got from the trip was the chance to interact with the people of this warm and inviting country.  There is a sense of optimism about the future of Cuba and a county on the brink of change.”

    The spring break trip saw the travelers visit Havana, a former coffee plantation and the town of Trinidad.   The exhibit will feature a mix of 25 photographs from both the faculty and the students of landscapes, old cars and of interesting faces of people they met on their trip. 

    The exhibit will be on display during the First Thursday gallery opening on December 3 and by appointment through December 30. Visitors may call or text 765-289-8575 to set an appointment.    Admission is free.

    Gallery 308 is a 501(c)(3) community art gallery is located  at 308 East Main Street. Muncie.   To inquire about gallery hours, call 765-289-8575, or visit www.gallery308.org.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main

    Carl and Barbara Schafer invite you to Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. on First Thursday December 3, 5 – 8 pm. We will open our Annual Salon Show with work from all 25 artists represented by GFAF Gallery. Many of the artists will be on hand to chat and answer questions.

    At 6:30 the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will welcome the Schafers as new downtown merchants at a Ribbon Cutting celebrating their new ownership of Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company.

    Bring your friends for the many creative experiences available on First Thursday throughout downtown Muncie. At Gordy Framing, we specialize in promoting talented artists from East Central Indiana, and offering expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying your most treasured family possessions and works of art.

     

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S Madison

    Steve Robert and the Jazzmanian Devils will perform at Grace Episcopal Church. The concert begins at 6:30pm. This band plays a folk rock style of music. Art work by local artist Patrick Foley will be on display through out the evening. Doors open at 5pm.

     

    Heidi J Hale Designs
    301 S Walnut

    Heidi J Hale Designs will have “Santa’s Helpers” on hand during the December 3rd “Light Up Downtown” festivities.   Please make plans to stop in and let these helpers make your “wish list” complete with ring sizes, preferences and contact info for your “Santa”.  They would also help you in your gift selections for the special ones on your list. Heidi and her helpers hope to see you during First Thursday from 5-8pm.

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut

    Title: ‘Doodles 2’
    Down Time Patterns, Cynthia McHone
    Media: Pen and ink
    This exhibit celebrates abstract harmonies. The rhythms, geometries, textures, and abstract landscapes created under the influences/echoes of Gustav Klimt, William Morris, Owen Jones, and appliqué quilting.

    Title: boxing INSIDE THE BOX2
    Design is the New Religion, Ana de Brea
    New construction

Mar 3, 2016

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Bold and Broke, on display at The Gearbox: Muncie Space in Motion, hosted by The Gearbox: Muncie Radicle Traces, paintings by Kaylee Dalton on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Mask Making Workshop at the DOMA, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Social and Environmental Justice Artwork, on display at Muncie Makes Lab

    The Gearbox: Muncie
    500 E Jackson
    Bold and Broke

    In its second year of pop up shows, DYNAMO will be hosting its seventh show: Bold and Broke in the GearBox: Muncie, the former Cintas building, on First Thursday, March 3, 5-9 PM. More than 20 artists, largely comprised of current and former Ball State students, will be displaying their work. Types of medium represented will be drawing, painting, ceramics, glass, metals, photography, video, and multimedia installation.

    DYNAMO is an art collective dedicated to creating traveling pop up art shows based in Muncie, Indiana. The artwork is from a mixture of student and local artists with a variety of media and subject, and a strong interest in learning how to exhibit work professionally. The goal of this group is to promote diversity of art throughout our community, and to familiarize students with the exhibition process.

    All those who are interested in joining future DYNAMO endeavors, please contact either Katie Norman or Sarah LaBarge at dynamoshows@gmail.com and like our Facebook page, Dynamo Art Exhibitions for news about future shows. For additional information about this exhibit, please contact curator Heather Jordan at hnjordan@bsu.edu.

    Space in Motion
    Twelve dancers, twelve unique environments. Space in Motion brings together the talents of Ball State University’s architecture and dance students for a one-time performance in downtown Muncie as part of First Thursday Arts Walk on March 3. From 6:00-7:00pm, twelve Ball State dance students will perform, each occupying a unique environment created by one of twelve Ball State architecture students. The performance will take place at GearBox:Muncie, the former Cintas building located at the intersection of Jackson and Madison streets. Admission is free and music will be provided by Department of Theater and Dance musician, Adam Crawley.

    The project was organized by Ball State Architecture Professor George Elvin with Dance Professor Susan Koper and IDIA Lab Director John Fillwalk. “Space in Motion promises to be a very unique experience,” Elvin said. "The students are merging design, dance and music in one of Muncie’s most interesting new art spaces. I think anyone with an interest in any of those things will be glad they came.”

    The Muncie Arts and Culture Council is thrilled to have been given an early opportunity to help activate the GearBox space while simultaneously facilitating First Thursday events for artists and groups who might otherwise find it difficult to participate in this Downtown Muncie tradition.

     

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S Madison

    At 7:30pm, David Blakely, violin and Rebecca Burkart, harpsichord will perform Sonata No. 6 in G Major by Johann Sebastian Bach at Grace Episcopal Church in Muncie.

    Rebecca is a local performer on harpsichord with a degree in Harpsichord Performance from Ball State University and a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from Florida State University. She was a Finalist in the International Music Prize for Excellence in Performance in 2011.

    She taught at North Florida Community College for seven years and now teaches music history and harpsichord lessons and directs the Collegium Musicum at Ball State University.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Radicle Traces

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, March 3, 5-8 pm with an opening reception for Radicle Traces, paintings by Kaylee Dalton. The exhibit will feature several new paintings by the artist who will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    Appropriate for March, Dalton’s work is a whimsical interpretation of the garden landscape with a focus on “the ever longed for spring season and its perpetual fascination of new growth.” Bulbs, seeds, and blooms, both above and beneath the soil, have all found a home in her most recent work. Exploiting the rare combination of encaustic wax and water media, Dalton clearly embraces strong textural differences, reflective of the various surfaces often found in nature

    Dalton received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Ball State University in 2008. She was the 2006 recipient of the Watercolor Society of Indiana scholarship. While attending Ball State University, she received five painting awards, including three purchase awards. Dalton studied at the University of Miami, Florida for a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting. She has shown in over 25 group exhibits including Art Basel Miami. She is a member of the Northern Indiana Artists and recently received the Carolyn Jagodits Memorial Award at their latest exhibition. Locally, Dalton was awarded third place at the Minnetrista Open Space: Art About the Land juried show in 2015.

    At 6:15, the artist will speak briefly about her work. Guests are encouraged to ask questions and learn more about the artist as well as her unique pairing of artistic media.

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists from East Central Indiana and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. “Radicle Traces” may also be viewed during regular 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.

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut
    First Floor: Mask Making Workshop at the DOMA

    Taking place over the course of two weekends, individuals will look at masks in the collection with artist-teacher Aaron Nicholson and create their own works of art for display on March 3 at the downtown gallery of the BSU College of Architecture and Planning called Muncie Makes Lab. Students will learn how to make a sculpture using an armature, paper-mâché, and found objects.

    Second Floor: Social and Environmental Justice Artwork
    For an assignment in an architecture class at Ball State University, students explored the role of social and environmental justice art in generating awareness, empathy, and change. Students researched topics that they were passionate about and visually communicated what they want the public to know about these injustices through art making.

Mar 21, 2016

Monday

Mar 28, 2016

Monday

Apr 7, 2016

Thursday

  • April First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor 520 E Main, Muncie, IN 47305

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on April 7, 2016 for an opening reception and art show featuring the art of Leon Crosby. The show titled “Vibrant Earth” explores the softer side of Crosby’s art style featuring themes and scenes found in nature. He has decided to go back to his art roots with this collection. Using painting techniques he learned throughout his college years, while also maintaining elegant edge.

    Each painting in the collection represents an aspect of the vibrant colors, emotions, creatures, and forms present on planet Earth. This multi-media collection combines both traditional painting techniques and modern stylings.

    The opening reception will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The show will be on display and open to the public throughout the month of April.

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

    For more information about the show call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281-9503, ext. 23.

Apr 30, 2016

Saturday

Jun 2, 2016

Thursday

  • June First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Multiple locations
    Sarah Schaffer, "Life in Plastic," Cornerstone Center for the Arts View of Cornerstone Park The Fickle Peach and After Hours Art Reels present Fellini's "8 1/2" Suzanne Dittenber, "Midden Pile III," Gordy's Fine Art and Framing Billy Riggs at The Living Room Dave Franklin, "Orana," Muncie Makes Lab Kayla Goodpaster, "Tryion Lannister," Savage's Ale House

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts

    520 E. Main

    “Sarah Shaffer: Life in Plastic

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on June 2, 2016 for an opening reception and art show featuring the art of Sarah Shaffer. The show titled “Life in Plastic” explores society’s monumental impact through the form of our tiniest role models.Beyond objectification and the weight of the world's expectations, creating this body of work was a very personal journey for Sarah. She created these paintings using one of her daughter's dolls as a model with the color palette of her childhood memory. These pieces embody her own path to define her self-image and the desire to not pass along physical insecurities to future generations.

    Each piece is a depiction of a doll, focusing on a portion of the body and recreated on a large scale. This collection of acrylic paintings portrays the objectification and unrealistic expectations placed upon women. We perpetuate these damaging standards in our interactions with others and within ourselves. The titles are inspired by comments made to or about women in judgement of their appearance, their choices, and their actions.

    The opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The show will be on display and open to the public throughout the month of June.

    Sarah, a visual arts instructor at Cornerstone as well as a commissioned artist, is a native of Indiana, grew up in Fort Wayne with A love of art from an early age. Sarah is a graduate of Ball State University’s School of Art, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in metalsmithing earned in 2007. Her senior show titled "Playtime's Over," explored women's issues by combining Barbie dolls with precious metal to create conceptual jewelry.

    Nearly 10 years after Sarah's senior project, she has revisited Barbie and some of the corresponding themes of objectification and unrealistic expectations through the form of painting rather than jewelry. In the near decade that has passed, Sarah has become a mother and wishes to confront these themes for the betterment of the next generation.

    For more information about the show, call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 766-281-9503, ext. 23.

    Cornerstone Park

    101 S. Madison

    “Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Cornerstone Park”

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts and the City of Muncie are excited to announce a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Cornerstone Park on Thursday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will feature live demonstrations from students and instructors of Cornerstone Center for the Arts and remarks from Mayor Dennis Tyler, Jeff Robinson of Cornerstone, and Ron Spangler of Community Enhancement Projects. At the conclusion of the ceremony, guests are invited to Cornerstone for light refreshments and the opening of the art show “Life in Plastic” in Cornerstone's Art Gallery on the second floor until 7:30pm.

    Cornerstone Park sits at 101 S. Madison St. at the former site of Holiday Cleaners. The development of the park was made possible through partnerships with the Ball Brothers Foundation, the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, the George and Frances Ball Foundation, Community Enhancement Projects, the Zeigler Foundation, the Muncie Sanitary District, the Muncie Redevelopment Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler. The park was created as a gateway to Downtown Muncie and will offer new outdoor opportunities for the surrounding businesses and organizations.

    Cornerstone Park features lush landscaping and ornamental foliage from Jay-Crew Landscape and is home to the new public art piece titled EXTESS by PROJECTiONE. Cornerstone plans to utilize the new park for upcoming summer classes, workshops, and events.

    For more information about the ribbon cutting ceremony or “Life in Plastic” visit cornerstonearts.org or call Cornerstone at 765-281-9503.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)

    117 E Charles

    “Fellini’s 8 ½

    Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks in June. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for great cult and art film classics!

    Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles Street at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area. 

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    “Joan Hamilton”

    We will feature great music by local artist, Joan Hamilton. She is well-known in the Muncie area as a singer-songwriter. Come to Grace Episcopal Church at the corner of Madison St. and Adams St. for a great night of music. Also appearing is Yorktown High School student Iris Chalk. Art will be on display beginning at 5pm, and all other events will begin at 7pm. There will be an old-fashioned bake sale throughout the evening.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Summer Invitational

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, June 2nd from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for the gallery’s third annual Summer Invitational. The exhibit will feature both 2D and 3D work by several area artists who will be on hand to engage with viewers. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    What started as a rare event in the exhibition schedule at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. is back for its third year. The Summer Invitational is designed to introduce our patrons to some of the best new work our region has to offer by exclusively exhibiting artists who are not currently represented by GFAF. This refreshing shift in the gallery’s routine programming brings together artists from throughout Central Indiana and features oil painting, sculpture, furniture, photography, watercolor, and jewelry. The exhibit will be on view for two months through the end of July, offering visitors an extended opportunity to experience fresh, new art from beyond the Muncie scene.

    Exhibitors include Hannah Barnes, Jasmine D’Angelo, Suzanne Dittenber, Holly Lay, Tim Miller, and Noelle Weigand.

    Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. A brief talk at 6:15 will introduce the exhibit and artists in attendance.

    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. Summer Invitational may also be viewed through the end of July during regular 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 Living Room

    130 W. Jackson

    “Billy Riggs”

    The Living Room will be featuring the work of artist Billy Riggs for June’s First Thursday celebration. Riggs is known for his artworks that are mostly created with spray paint. The show will feature nature scenes, futuristic pieces, comic book characters, and other mixed media works.

    Muncie Makes Lab

    628 S. Walnut

    “CritChat: Unknown Territory
    For the past year, Muncie Makes Lab has been home to CritChat, a free, community meet-up developed and facilitated by artists Holly Lay and Braydee Euliss. This monthly gathering invites local artists of all kinds to participate in conversation about their own work and the work of others. Painters, photographers, sculptors, and makers alike are encouraged to bring completed work, work-in-progress, and even unrealized ideas with the sole intention of sharing. By enabling dialogue, promoting collaboration, and providing critical feedback, the group hopes to build community and support for emerging area artists.

    The month of June marks CritChat’s one-year-anniversary. The group will celebrate with an opening reception for CritChat: Unknown Territory at Muncie Makes Lab on First Thursday, June 2nd, 5 – 9 PM. This exhibit explores a variety of media including photography, assemblage, installation, as well as video and sound manipulation performance with a focus on new techniques and subject matter. Featured in the exhibit are artists Spencer Davis, Kara Clark DuQuette, Michael DuQuette, Dave Franklin, Holly Lay, Rochelle Martin, and Jannell Summers.

    Artists will be present and guests are encouraged to ask questions throughout the evening. Beginning at 8 PM, the exhibiting artists will introduce themselves and engage attendees in a sample CritChat experience, leading artists and viewers alike through the process of providing informed, critical feedback on select pieces featured in the exhibit. DJ JANNELL will provide music, and light refreshments will be served.

    Find out more about CritChat & join the conversation every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7 – 9 PM at Muncie Makes Lab, 628 S. Walnut St. Muncie, IN 47605. No RSVP necessary. Muncie Makes Lab is a design/build, make, discuss, display, and workshop lab for students, faculty, staff from Ball State University as well as the Muncie community.

    Savage's Ale House (21+)

    127 N. High

    “Kayla Goodpaster”

    Savage’s Ale House will be featuring the work of Kayla Goodpaster, who has created a series of works inspired largely by the popular book and television series “Game of Thrones.”

    Studio Exhale

    103 N. High St.

    “Public Art Master Plan”
    Students from the Urban Planning Department, led by Prof. Lisa Dunaway, will be holding an open house to present their Public Art Master Plan, and will invite feedback from the public. The project is the result of an immersive learning course at Ball State University. Light refreshments will be served.

Aug 4, 2016

Thursday

  • August's First Thursday 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Old National Lot
    "Exhibiting Excellence," Cornerstone Center for the Arts "Labyrinth," AfterHours Art Reels at The Fickle Peach Gunther Cartwright, "Palm Springs," at Gordy Fine Art and Framing "Be Our Guest," open-door rehearsals at Muncie Civic Theater Spencer Davis, "Figure Study," at Muncie Makes Lab

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts

    520 E. Main

    “Exhibiting Excellence”

    In celebration of another successful class session at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, the organization will feature artwork from its youth and adult students in the Cornerstone Art Gallery throughout the month of August. This mixed media collection of art will showcase the best visual arts pieces of the session chosen by Cornerstone’s instructors. With selections from both youth and adults with various artistic backgrounds, this show will truly highlight all that Cornerstone’s arts program has to offer.

    An opening reception will be held in conjunction with First Thursday on August 4th from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Cornerstone Art Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public and many of the student-artists will be onsite to speak about their artwork.

    The show will continue to be on display throughout the month of August to help promote upcoming fall twelve-week classes beginning in September. Information and registration for upcoming classes, workshops, and camps will be available on the evening of the opening reception as well as throughout the month of August.

    For more information about the show call Cornerstone’s Department of Education and Communication at 765-281-9503, ext. 23.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)

    117 E. Charles

    “Afterhours Art Reels: Labyrinth

    Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks in May through September. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for Jim Henson’s 1986 film Labyrinth, featuring David Bowie.

    Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles Street at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Industrial Blues: An Exhibit of Photography by Gunther Cartwright”

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, August 4th from 5-8 pm with an opening reception for Industrial Blues, an exhibit of landscape photography by Gunther Cartwright. The artist will be on hand to engage with viewers throughout the evening and will speak briefly to the audience about his work at 6:15pm. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    Cartwright’s landscapes exquisitely capture the details of industry that form the backdrop of life in today’s modern world. About his interest in this subject matter, Cartwright explains, “The power lines, telephone poles, fences and industrial structures are a part of my daily visual experience. They are not in my way. I see them as elements of the landscape. They are there and they make their visual ‘sound.’ I am not interested in the picturesque but rather the formal arrangements of elements and color within the landscape.” His eye for vivid color and graphic compositions often draw unexpected connections among things seen in the everyday landscape, transforming banal and rarely celebrated visual moments into striking works of art.

    Cartwright holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the renowned Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Applied Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. An active lecturer and exhibitor, Cartwright has presented throughout Europe and the United States. He is a recipient of a Polaroid Corporation Photographer’s Grant and a New York State Council on the Arts Public Service Grant (CAPS). He has exhibited internationally in many one-man and group shows, including at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., the George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY, the National Museum of Photography, Bradford, England, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, England, and at Photokina, Köln, Germany.

    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. Industrial Blues may also be viewed through the end of August during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 9am-5:30pm, Saturday, 9am-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.

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main

    Be Our Guest: Open-Door Rehearsals”

    During August’s First Thursday events on August 4th, Muncie Civic Theatre will have wine in the lobby and open door rehearsals for Be Our Guest on stage (which opens August 6th). In a First Thursday “first,” they will also have a Pokemon Go Lure turned on throughout the evening.

    Muncie Makes Lab

    628 S. Walnut

    “CritChat Exhibit: ART via CRAFT”

    Muncie Makes Lab will host its third CritChat exhibit of the year for First Thursday, August 4 from 5-9 PM. “CritChat: ART via CRAFT” is a one night only pop-up exhibit that explores craft as an impetus for art making.

    The line between art and craft is a blurry one that often looks to intention and function for clarification. Historically, practices such as painting, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking have been classified as “arts,” while ceramics, textiles, metalwork, and woodwork have been considered “crafts.” The primary distinction between the two has relied on whether the work was made with the intention of being expressive or solely utilitarian. “CritChat: ART via CRAFT” exhibits work that questions this distinction and further blurs the line between them.

    Exhibiting artists will be present and guests are encouraged to ask questions throughout the evening. Beginning at 8 PM, the artists will introduce themselves and engage attendees in a sample CritChat experience, leading the audience through the process of providing informed, critical feedback on select pieces featured in the exhibit. DJ JANNELL will provide music, and light refreshments will be served.

    CritChat is a free, community meet-up developed and facilitated by artists Holly Lay and Braydee Euliss. This monthly gathering invites local artists of all kinds to participate in conversation about their own work and the work of others. Painters, photographers, sculptors, and makers alike are encouraged to bring completed work, work-in-progress, and even unrealized ideas with the sole intention of sharing. By enabling dialogue, promoting collaboration, and providing critical feedback, the group hopes to build community and support for emerging area artists.

    Find out more about CritChat & join the conversation every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-9 PM at Muncie Makes Lab, 628 S. Walnut St. Muncie, IN 47605. No RSVP necessary. Muncie Makes Lab is a design/build, make, discuss, display, and workshop lab for students, faculty, and staff from Ball State University, as well as the Muncie community.

Oct 6, 2016

Thursday

Nov 18, 2016

Friday

Nov 19, 2016

Saturday

Mar 2, 2017

Thursday

  • March's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Multiple locations
    Art from the 82nd Student Show, The Atrium Gallery, Ball State University Abby Wagner, My Cup Runneth Over, Forever Young Children's Boutique Scott Anderson, New Normal, Gordy Fine Art and Framing Kim Anderson, Gordy Fine Art and Framing Eugene Boyd pottery, Made in Muncie Tom Walker at Madjax Eugene Mumaw posters and playbills at Muncie Civic Theatre Maring-Hunt Community Gardens project at Muncie Makes Lab Daniel Ragsdale Combs, On the Rocks, at Savage's Alehouse Kim Shawger and Robert Dirden, Studio Exhale

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    The Atrium Gallery will hold extended hours from 5-8pm for visitors to view the 82nd Annual Student Show. MITS Buses run from downtown Muncie to the university campus until 9 PM.  

    Each year since 1935, the School of Art in the College of Fine Arts at Ball State University has hosted an exhibition of its students’ artwork. In more recent years, in order for our students to have an experience more resembling that of a practicing professional artist, an external juror actively practicing in a field of art has been employed to adjudicate and make all decisions regarding acceptance of artwork(s) into the exhibition, and for making all decisions regarding which art pieces will be further recognized in the form of monetary awards.

    For the exhibition, there will be an award of $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd place, and $150 for 3rd place. In addition, each area listed below will see a student artwork be recognized with an area cash award of $100 as specified by the external juror. Three additional artworks will be selected by the juror to receive awards, but the awards are sponsored by the Muncie Art Student League, an organization founded in 1886 by community members, who have contributed to the awards program since the student show’s beginnings in 1935. Another award is the Dean’s Purchase Award from Robert Kvam, Dean, College of Fine Arts.

    The School of Art boasts a population of 500 students, with the predominant majority of those being students pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree. The BFA is the professional undergraduate degree in studio art whose areas of study in the school specifically are: animation, ceramics, drawing, glass, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture intermedia/video and time-based art, and Visual Communications (Graphic design). In addition, a representative selection from Foundations/Core courses (Introductory Drawing, Design, and Computer Art) is recognized; an award is given to one of these students who are just beginning their studies in any particular school degree area (BFA, or otherwise). For more program information, please visit our website at http://bsu.edu/art/undergradprograms.

    The Ball State University 82nd Annual Student Art Show opening reception takes place on the evening of Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 6 PM to 8 PM with the awards presentations being at 7:00 PM.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts, in partnership with PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, will host a brand new art show from 5:30 to 8 PM. The show, entitled the “Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union Young Artist Exhibition,” will feature the 2D and 3D artwork of students in kindergarten through twelfth grades living in Delaware County.

    Artwork will be on display in four grade categories: kindergarten-second, third-fifth, sixth-eighth, and ninth-twelfth. A group of community judges will award prizes for the top three artists in each category. Winners will be announced at 6:30 PM during the reception on March 2 in conjunction with March’s First Thursday. Students and families, along with the rest of the community, are invited to attend the opening to view the artwork, enjoy refreshments, and check out the winning artwork.

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

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique will feature the work of guest artist Abby Wagner, who will also be doing a live painting at the shop from 5-7 PM. Wagner is a local artist from Selma Indiana who has a passion for painting in watercolor. Her current show is “My Cup Runneth Over,” which consists of beautifully painted pictures of tea and coffee cups.  The store will also

    be having a 10% off sale on all new spring apparel, with extended hours until 7 PM.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. will celebrate First Thursday March 2nd from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for Disintegration – Propagation, an exhibition of new ceramic work by Kim Anderson and new paintings and drawings by Scott Anderson. The artists will speak briefly about their work at 6:15 PM. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit remains on view through April 1, 2017. 

    Both Kim and Scott Anderson are Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. represented artists with long histories of addressing the impacts of egoism on the natural and political orders that govern the human experience. Though their preferred mediums and methods of expression differ, the artists’ most recent bodies of work are similarly informed by the imbalance of growth and decay in today’s world. Disintegration – Propagation explores that imbalance though the mixed media paintings and drawings by Scott Anderson and the three-dimensional ceramic sculptures by Kim Anderson.

    Kim Anderson is currently the Director of Visual Arts at Arts Place. She holds a BA with an emphasis in Ceramics from the University of California in Pennsylvania, a BFA in Ceramics from West Virginia University, and an MFA in Ceramics from Wichita State University. Previously, she’s held teaching positions at the Indianapolis Art Center for 13 years and the Art Department at Ball State University for 11 years. She is a previous recipient of the Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission.

    Scott Anderson was born in Lubbock Texas in 1959. He received his BFA from Texas Tech University in 1982 and his MFA from West Virginia University in 1993, both degrees with an emphasis in painting. He is currently a Professor at Ball State University teaching undergraduate and graduate levels of Painting and Drawing where he has received numerous Arts Education awards. Throughout the past thirty years, Mr. Anderson has exhibited paintings professionally in galleries and museums as well as national and regional juried exhibitions.

    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. Disintegration – Propagation may also be viewed through Saturday, April 1, 2017 during regular 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.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    Grace Episcopal Church will host a choral concert performance entitled “Let Our Voices Be Heard.” The Grace Choral Scholars, a group of students from Ball State University’s School of Music, will be performing work by Alessandro Scarlatti, W.A. Mozart, G.F. Handel, and many more composers. There will be solos, duets, trios, and quartets. The Grace Choral Scholars are Lauren Anthony (soprano), Kendall Anvoots (soprano), James Best (baritone), and Peter Douglas (baritone and organist). The concert begins at 7:30 PM and the Art Gallery opens at 5 PM.

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut

    Made in Muncie Pottery will be having an opening reception for "Eugene Boyd Pottery" from 5-8 PM. Works of wheel-thrown vessels will be on display throughout the month of March. Boyd is a Muncie native and teaches pottery at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. His passion for clay is apparent in his work along with anyone he talks to about the medium. Join us for First Thursday in DWNTWN Muncie for our opening reception at the studio, 313 S Walnut St.

    Madjax Muncie
    628 S. Walnut

    Madjax will feature letterpress work by Tom Walker, who has spent over 20 years designing professionally, teaching for universities, and exploring art and design in a body of personal creative work. Book Arts Collaborative will have a press inked up, allowing visitors to pull their own print and Tribune Showprint will be giving tours and press demonstrations. Guardian Brewery will also be selling pints of beer throughout the evening.

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main

    Muncie Civic Theatre will be presenting a historic showing of Eugene Mumaw's works curated by Jim Waechter and Mike Mavis of the Delaware County Historical Society, with the help of Gordy Fine Art & Framing. Mumaw was the artist behind every Muncie Civic show poster and playbill cover from the 1970s all the way into the 2000s. His work has adorned the theater's walls for decades and now will be put into the spotlight through this special showing.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    First Floor
    Ball State Architecture students are partnering with Maring-Hunt Public Library to expand the impact of the existing Maring-Hunt Community Gardens. They are working on a project that will include built pavilions that can work as shade and shelter for gardeners, community gathering spaces, a market, community kitchen, educational outreach to the library and Southview Elementary, as well as various other outdoor play and experiential elements. Come view the work and process of the team developing a master plan for the entire site, and construction will be completed in phases over the next several semesters. Students have met with many community members, and have had very productive collaborations with gardeners, library members, and neighbors.

    Savage's Ale House (21+)
    127 N. High

    Savage’s will feature Daniel Ragsdale Combs’s show entitled “How Do We Define Ourselves?” The show focuses mainly on his recent creative portraits ranging in media from graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylics, and oils. Combs states: “I work in traditional materials because I enjoy the feel and smell of the more natural materials. During the creative process, the material speaks to me, there is an intense and personal communication that happens. Most of my work questions who we are as a society and how we relate to our personal beliefs.”

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    Join Studio Exhale from 5-8 PM for an opening reception of “Beauty Through the Lens,” featuring the photographs of Kip Shawger and makeup artist Robert E. Dirden. This unique photographic exhibit of two artists highlights different styles of makeup and body art. Dirden and Shawger have been working together for a decade perfecting their craft.  Dirden is a Professor of Theater at Ball State University and produces several major stage productions at the university and the Muncie community throughout the year. Shawger has been teaching at Ball State for over 40 years as a theatrical designer.

Mar 4, 2017

Saturday

Apr 6, 2017

Thursday

  • April's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Multiple locations
    Dylan Martinex, H2O/SiO2, The Atrium Gallery, Ball State University Elizabeth Coleman (1st place, 9th-12th grade category), Cornerstone Center for the Arts Lohren Deeg, Muncie's Village, The Fickle Peach Josh Winkler, "The America Chestnut: Ghosts on The Appalachian Trail," at “David + Sarojini Johnson’s Legacy Exhibition,” Gordy Fine Art and Framing Evan Burnette, "Gathering Universe," from "Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism," at Madjax Andrew Schultz, "The Discord of our Division," from "Furtive Dialogue," at Madjax Interactive Drawing Installation by IDIA Lab at Madjax Maring Hunt Community Drawing Project at Madjax "Stars, Cars & Bars" at Muncie Civic Theatre "Design for Choreography and Social Dance" at the Muncie Makes Lab Clara Leslie, "Psychxotc," from the Visual Communication Senior Design Show at the Muncie Makes Lab Julie Vance, "Art in Bloom" at Raymond James & Associates, Inc. “Our Point of View: The Photography of Bill and Cindy Britton" at Studio Exhale "Conservation Tales" book signing at Twin Archer Brewpub (all ages)

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    An opening reception for Dylan Martinez’s MFA thesis exhibition, “A Journey to the Edge of Perception,” will be held from 4-6pm. Martinez’s work explores the peripheries of art and science, pulling at the fabric of our reality with innovative glass sculptures and installations that challenge the way we see and experience our world.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    April’s First Thursday festivities will include the opening of a new gallery show featuring the winners of the 2017 Young Artist Exhibition presented by PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union. School children living in and around Delaware County submitted over 100 2D and 3D pieces of artwork to the Young Artist Exhibition in March. A panel of esteemed judges chose the top three and one honorable mention in four grade categories. The winners were announced at a public reception on Thursday, March 2.

    The top 16 pieces will be on display in the Cornerstone Art Gallery throughout the month of April with the opening of the show on Thursday, April 6 in conjunction with First Thursday. In preparation for the show, all of the winning 2D pieces were matted and framed by Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company.

    Young artists included in the show are Elizabeth Coleman, Natalie Talbot, Michael Marling, Clarissa Terry, Megan Trappe, Maddie McBride, Jadon Waterhouse, Emma White, Alexandra Stone, Christina Ray, Meghan Buehler, Lilly Cole, Lillian Barber, Moira McCrory, Johanna McKee, and Aaron Buehler.

    The Cornerstone Art Gallery will be open to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. The 2017 Young Artist Exhibition winners will remain on display in the Cornerstone Art Gallery throughout April. For more information about the show visit cornerstonearts.org.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    "Urban Plein Air: Travel Sketches and Watercolors." Lohren Deeg will show a series of framed digital prints from his travel and design sketchbooks collected over the last decade. These sketches and watercolors depict urban and landscape scenes with a variety of ink and watercolor media, and in each case were drawn or painted in-situ. Deeg explores the ability for field sketches to create a dialogue between the experience of place and design thinking, as well as engage local residents and fellow travelers. 

    Deeg is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he has taught beginning design and visual communication courses since 2001. Mr. Deeg collaborates with a small design and planning firm in downtown Muncie, Indiana, and maintains a small independent illustration practice as a member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI). He recently won two awards from ASAI in their annual competition.

    https://www.asai.org/members/lohrendeeg/

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. will celebrate First Thursday April 6th from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for :David + Sarojini Johnson Legacy Exhibition,” a collection of print work from past students celebrating the Johnsons' legacy as educators and mentors. David and Sarojini will address the crowd at 6:15. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit remains on view through April 29, 2017.

    The month of April at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. will be dedicated to recognizing and illuminating the influence of two of the downtown gallery’s represented artists. The David + Sarojini Johnson Legacy Exhibition features woodcuts, linocuts, intaglios, and screen prints from several Ball State University’s printmaking students between the years 1988 and 2017, most of whom have made careers out of printmaking, either as educators or professional artists. On his time with so many students over the years, David Johnson reflected, “They had energy and ambition. I got to see their work as it was being made. It was and is very exciting. It was like we were taking turns driving the same big car on a long adventurous trip to an unknown but fantastic destination.”

    David Johnson has exhibited his woodcuts and intaglio prints regionally and nationally since 1984. He has received numerous awards for his work at such national exhibitions as “The Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition” at Bradley University and “Harper College National Print and Drawing Exhibition”. He has many prints and artist’s books in private and public collections such as the Harvard University Art Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri and the Grunewald Center for Graphic Arts in Los Angeles. David Johnson has taught printmaking and drawing at Ball State University since 1988.

    Printmaker Sarojini Jha Johnson, professor of printmaking at Ball State University, is widely known for her intricate color intaglios which often depict animal and landscape imagery. She has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, has exhibited internationally, and won numerous awards for her color etchings. She has received many awards and grants at Ball State and served as Associate Chairperson from 1996 to 2002. Sarojini Johnson holds an MFA from Miami University and a BFA and BA from the University of Cincinnati, in Drawing and French, respectively.

    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. The David + Sarojini Johnson Legacy Exhibition may also be viewed through Saturday, April 29, 2017 during regular 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
    628 S. Walnut

    Opening Reception for “Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism,” an MFA Thesis Exhibition by Evan Burnette
    Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University School of Art have partnered to produce this thesis exhibition at Madjax in Downtown Muncie. Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism by glass artist Evan Burnette will celebrate with an opening reception for First Thursday, April 6th from 5 - 8 pm. The artist will be on hand during the event and introduced at 7:30 pm for a brief discussion of his work followed by an informal Q&A.

    Evan Burnette is currently pursuing his MFA in Glass at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. His sculptural artwork is a combination of early twentieth century Surrealist art and the cynicism of modern sketch comedy. The exhibition Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism features new work by the artist, including a large-scale installation piece comprised of more than 100 terracotta squirrels, satirical stained glass, and a video of the artist transporting a five foot wooden phallus in a wheelbarrow. The fun, colorful, and often humorous exhibition of his work is intentional and aims to disengage the viewer from the seriousness of modern art. This exhibit does contain mature content and may be not appropriate for young audiences.

    Evan Burnette is a Masters of Fine Arts candidate in Glass at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Burnette, a native of Springfield, Illinois, received his BFA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Burnette’s work has gained recognition throughout the country including finalist status in The Illinois Governor’s Collegiate Art Competition, The Rickert Ziebolt Trust Awards, The National Sculpture Society Awards, and the Niche Awards, among others. His work is also currently featured in The Corning Museum of Glass’ most recent publication of New Glass Review. He hopes to pursue a university teaching career upon graduation.

    Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism will remain on view through Thursday, April 20th. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2 - 6 pm, Friday, 2 - 8 pm, Saturday 12 - 8 pm, and Sunday 12 - 4 pm. Madjax is located at 514 E Jackson St. Muncie, Indiana 47305. Please use the Main St. entrance. Visit www.munciearts.org for more information.

    Muncie Arts and Culture council seeks to create, educate, advocate, nurture, and inspire integration of the arts via civic initiatives and through engagement with individual artists and arts organizations.

    Opening Reception for “Furtive Dialogue,” an MFA Thesis Exhibition by Andrew Schultz
    Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University School of Art have partnered to produce this thesis exhibition at Madjax in Downtown Muncie. Furtive Dialogue, by glass artist Andrew Schultz, will celebrate with an opening reception for First Thursday, April 6th from 5 - 8 pm. The artist will be on hand during the opening and introduced at 6:45 pm for a brief discussion of his work followed by an informal Q&A.

    Andrew Schultz is a Masters of Fine Art candidate in Glass at Ball State University. Schultz’s sculptural work is designed to engage the viewer with its physical presence. A substantial portion of his work explores the dichotomy between the individual and social systems in which we exist. For Furtive Dialogue, he draws inspiration from the multifaceted ways in which we communicate, through both verbal and body languages. The exhibition celebrates the culmination of three years of research for the artist and incorporates a variety of neon, mixed media, and art glass fabrication processes and techniques. Some of the sculptures featured are interactive, and viewers are encouraged to engage with those artworks.

    Andrew Schultz was born in Janesville, Wisconsin and currently lives in Muncie, where he is pursuing a Masters of Fine Art in Glass at Ball State University. Schultz received his BFA in Glass from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls in 2012. Schultz has exhibited work throughout the Midwest and Southwest including Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Arizona.  

    Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. Furtive Dialogue will remain on view through Thursday, April 20th. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2 - 6 pm, Friday 2 - 8 pm, Saturday 12 - 8 pm, and Sunday 12 - 4 pm. Madjax is located at 514 E Jackson St. Muncie, Indiana 47305. Please use the Main St. entrance. Visit www.munciearts.org for more information.

    “IDIA Lab: Interactive Drawing Installation"
    Ball State University's IDIA Lab will exhibit a new interactive drawing installation at Madjax during April's First Thursday. The work allows users to paint with their hands through gesture onto virtual canvas.

    “Maring-Hunt Community Garden Project” by Prof .Pam Harwood and 4th year Architecture students
    Maring-Hunt Public Library and Ball State University are partnering to expand the impact of the existing Maring-Hunt Community Gardens. The final master plan includes built pavilions that serve as shade and shelter for gardeners, community gathering spaces, a market, community kitchen, educational outreach to the library and Southview Elementary, as well as various other outdoor play and experiential elements. Our team is focusing the remainder of this semester on a gardener’s pavilion and raised garden beds. All current images, mock ups, prototypes, as well as a dry set of the structure and garden beds will be exhibited at the MadJax Maker’s Hub. Enter through the Main St. and Monroe St. doors.

    Funding for this project comes through an Academic Excellence Grant, Ball State Provost Grant, and CAP Makes | Muncie Makes.

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main

    “Stars, Cars & Bars”- Muncie Civic Theatre will be hosting a car show and family event on April's First Thursday. We will have ice cream and food vendors, classic cars, a bar by Scotty's Brewhouse, and music from Grease & Taffetas, both hailing from the 50's.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    “Design for Choreography and Social Dance” by Prof. Joe Bilello and first-year CAP (College of Architecture and Planning) students. This exhibition will feature 15 musical pieces, interpreted by choreography students and social dancers given designed environments fit to their dance music.

    “Visual Communication Senior Design Show” by Assistant Professor Shantanu Suman. The Vis Com Senior Design Show is an exhibit by a select group of senior-year Graphic Design students at Ball State University’s School of Art. Students will display concept boards of their capstone design campaign, a multifaceted project that will represent the culmination of their design education by demonstrating a connection between academic theory and practice of design. Topics include: National Parks, psychedelic music and drug abuse, the Muncie Arts Community, butterfly conservation, endangered sea turtles, gender and identity development, virtual reality, among others.  

    Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
    400 S. Walnut St. (Ste. 100)

    Please join us from 5-7 pm for a live demonstration by Julie Vance of “Buckcreek in Bloom” as she creates a floral interpretation of a displayed work of art. This will serve as a preview for “Art in Bloom,” which will take place May 19-21, 2017 at the David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University. Light refreshments will be served.

    Savage's Ale House (21+)
    127 N. High

    “Labold Brothers: On the Road” is a collection of prints and drawings by James and Greg Labold documenting their recent road trip from the southwestern U.S. to the East Coast. James earned an MFA in Glass from Ball State University and also holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art. Greg, who specializes in printmaking, also holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art. The two brothers currently live and work in Philadelphia, PA. Their work will be on display at Savages Alehouse for April’s First Thursday.

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    Please join us for an opening reception from 5-8 pm for “Our Point of View: The Photography of Bill and Cindy Britton.” This show features the unique perspective of the world through the eyes of Bill and Cindy Britton. Bill started taking photos after some friends and neighbors passed on and there were no photo of them. He believes that art is an important part of life and it allows us to communicate in ways that help express our feelings, ideas and concepts. Cindy's past artistry was musical, but now she finds herself experimenting with the visual. Steampunk attire is encouraged but not required!

    Twin Archer Brewpub (all ages)
    117 W. Charles St.

    Meet the creators of Conservation Tales, books about wildlife conservation for young readers (grades 3-5): Author Tom J. McConnell, Ph.D., from the Department of Biology, Art Director Barbara Giorgio from the School of Art at Ball State University, Illustrators Sami Pfaff and Sierra Hensley, and Graphic Designer Brooke Gabrek.

    From 5-9 pm, Conservation Tales: The Cerulean Warbler, the first book in the series, will be available for purchase and you will get a sneak peek at the next book in the series, Conservation Tales: Bats.

    Illustrations from The Cerulean Warbler and Bats will be on exhibit. To make your child's experience meaningful and memorable, there will be coloring pages with informative science tips. Twin Archer is a family friendly restaurant.

    Caring for the living things that share our planet starts early. Our children and grandchildren will make the choices that may make the difference between extinction and survival for many species. Help them understand the science behind wildlife conservation while discovering potential careers and experiencing inquiry-based science at home.

    Learn more about the series at www.conservationtales.com

     

May 4, 2017

Thursday

  • The Spring 2017 Muncie YART 5pm to 9pm @ Madjax Muncie 514 East Jackson Street

    Muncie, Indiana – YART is Coming! 

    YART is a Yard Sale for Art! YART began in Muncie, Indiana with students at Ball State University and continues in several U.S. cities! The Muncie YART is now held in Downtown, twice a year, Spring and Fall, on the First Thursday of every May and October. 

    The Spring 2017 Muncie YART will be held on the same date as the First Thursday Gallery Walk, at Muncie's wonderful makerspace, MadJax, on the corner of Madison and Jackson Streets in Downtown Muncie, Indiana, on Thursday, May 4th, from 5-9pm. 

    This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together artists and art patrons in a casual and unique setting. 

    All forms of art are welcome! Art of all kinds, by all kinds of artists! YART encourages interaction between artists and the community, hoping to make art more accessible, especially to those who think they cannot afford to buy art for themselves. To this goal, all YART art will be priced below $40!

    Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART to meet the public, discuss their art, handle sales personally, and some artists will be making art LIVE at YART!

    The Spring 2017 Muncie YART will feature a wide variety of jewelry, clothing, photography, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, fused glass, ceramics, knits, pottery, candles, toys, drawings, sculpture, lampwork glass, stuffed animals, digital art, mosaics, the Midwest Writer's Workshop's Poems While You Wait, Mystical Harp, LIVE ART and LIVE MUSIC, and so much more!

    Fun for all ages - YART is for the whole family!

    Miss Moth (Director of the Muncie YART) and the YART Artists very much thank Jennifer Greene of MadJax/Co:Lab, Kim & Rob Miller of Tribune Showprint, and Cheryl Crowder of the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership for their generous support! YART is an all-volunteer, no-budget, community event. THANK YOU!

    LIKE Muncie YART on FaceBook:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muncie-Yart/156725934394407

    Spring 2017 Muncie YART RSVP and Event Information here:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1667134150249106/?ti=icl

  • May's First Thursday- full listing 5pm to 9pm @ Multiple locations
    Leon Crosby, "Synaesthesia," Cornerstone Center for the Arts Jan McCune, "Hammer, Chisel, and Pitch," at Gordy Fine Art and Framing "We're Trying Collective" mural design reveal at the Mark III Taproom Eugene Mumaw at the Moore-Youse Home, Delaware County Historical Society Karl Erickson, "Signal Slushie," Muncie Makes Lab Molly Smith, "INTERFACE: Exploring the Rules of Engagement,” Muncie Makes Lab Richard Tursky, “Nothing to See, Hear: Just S,M,L,XL Data and some Servant,Served,Servo,Server Space," Muncie Makes Lab Danielle Phelps, "A Moment to Step Away," Studio Exhale The YART Sale at Canan Commons Shoppers at The YART Sale, Canan Commons

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    BFA Exhibition for Spring 2017: There will be a closing reception from 4-6pm on First Thursday for the “Spring 2017 BFA Exhibition” at The Atrium Gallery. The students and their areas of specialization are Canaan Gootee (Sculpture), Cristin Amber Drake (Metals), Noelle Wiegand (Glass), Lexi Musselman (Painting), Finley Norris (Drawing), Clayton Burns (Glass), Sarah Lassiter (Photography & Intermedia Arts), Alyssa Bruss (Photography & Intermedia Arts). Free admission.

    Canan Commons
    500 S. Walnut St.

    Ball State University’s “FCS 403” class will present "Spring Into Art" activities for kids and live music at Canan Commons. Bouncehouse, face painting, chalk art, and fun house mirror photo ops will be part of the festivities.  

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on May 4, 2017 for an opening reception and art show featuring the art of Leon Crosby. The show titled “Synesthesia,” which means to see sound in color, is an exploration of art as a representation of musical expression.

    Each vibrant painting in the collection was inspired by a piece of music and captures the feelings emoted by that particular song. Using techniques incorporating watercolor, gradients, and multiple stylings Crosby created colorful emotions that spur the imagination. To allow the viewer to appreciate the symbiosis of the artwork paired with song, QR codes and headphones will be available the evening of the opening allowing participants to experience the musical inspiration of each painting using just their cell phone and QR scanner. The opening reception will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The show will be on display and open to the public throughout the month of May.

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

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. will celebrate First Thursday May 4th from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for Hammer, Chisel, and Pitch, a collection of new chase repoussé jewelry by Jan McCune. The artist will speak briefly at 6:15 and demonstrate the chase repoussé technique throughout the evening. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit remains on view through May 27, 2017.

    This exhibition is the culmination of a year-long project, funded by the Indiana Arts Commission, in which McCune learned the ancient metalworking technique of chase repoussé. Chasing and repoussé are two interrelated methods of adding dimension to flat metal. In chasing, the artist adds lines, textures, and patterns to the front side of the metal using a hammer and punches. Repoussé is a French word meaning "to push out." When using this technique, the artist works from the back side of the flat metal and pushes out areas to create volume. In spite of being very labor intensive, McCune has fallen in love with both the process and the look of the finished work.

    GFAF represented artist Jan McCune has been making jewelry since 2008. She studied at the Arrowmont School of Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She is the recipient of three Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grants. Her award-winning metal work has been included in several regional juried exhibitions. She has been recognized as an Indiana Artisan since 2012.

    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. Hammer, Chisel, and Pitch may also be viewed through Saturday, May 27, 2017 during regular 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.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    We are pleased to offer a free concert of organ music for the May’s First Thursday downtown event. The concert will be at Grace Episcopal Church beginning at 7:30pm, our doors open at 5pm. The concert will be presented by members of the Muncie Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Among the organists who will be performing will be Ball State University faculty member Rebecca Burkart and several student organists, Peter Douglas, Sunwoo Lee, and Ben Weaver. The concert will feature music from Bach to Pachelbel and John Stanley to Van Denman Thompson. The concert begins at 7:30pm with a reception to follow with time to meet the performers. Grace Episcopal Church is located at the corner of Madison St. and Adams St., just a short walk from the center of downtown.

    Mark III Taproom
    306 S. Walnut

    We're Trying Collective will reveal the design for their mural project "On the Mark, For the City" from 7-9pm. Music by DJ JANNELL.

    Moore-Youse Historical Museum
    122 E. Washington

    The Delaware County Historical Society will debut three new exhibits in the Moore-Youse Home:

    Gallery 1 will be an extensive collection of the artwork of Muncie Artist Eugene Mumaw.

    Gallery 2 will highlight the 100th Anniversary of the US Entry into World War1 with an exhibit of uniforms, photographs and more.

    Gallery 3 will feature needle arts including tatting, embroidery, and crochet, with a wide variety of outstanding needle art from the Historical Society collection.

    This is an opportunity to enjoy exhibits of the community's history and meet and talk to museum staff.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    Muncie Makes Lab will have an opening reception for three new shows:

    “Signal Slushie”: A one-night exhibition of time-based media art from students in Ball State University's Intermedia Art 2 course (with instructors Karl Erickson & Maura Jasper from the School of Art). Exhibiting artists include: Lexi Musselman, Nicole Nikas, Hope Kemp, Celina Timmerman, Alex Mikev, Sam Hodolitz, Thomas Williamson, Callie Zimmerman, and Katherine Thomas.

    “Nothing to See, Hear:  Just S,M,L,XL Data and some Servant,Served,Servo,Server Space” by Richard Tursky, Design Innovation Fellow, College of Architecture and Planning. Tursky asks “Should/can Architecture need to evolve from knowledge about buildings to being about building knowledge (data)?” These projects begin to explore the potentials of architecture and design's roles in the realms of big data and machine learning.

    “INTERFACE: Exploring the Rules of Engagement” by Molly Smith, M.Arch student, College of Architecture and Planning. This spatial interface is used to observe and explore how conversations emerge between participants and physical space, with the installation acting as a means for communication. How can architectural methods be employed to act as a mediator between people in public space?

    Muncie Public Library
    2005 S. High St.

    Muncie Public Library will be taking photos of visitors and giving a mini-lesson on Photoshop. This pop-up campaign corresponds to a networking and learning opportunity for adults held on May 9 at the Muncie Public Library Connection Corner. 

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    Studio Exhale will have an opening reception for the show “A Moment to Step Away” by Danielle Phelps. As a wife, mother, art educator, and artist, Phelps finds she can escape to her own space and converse with only the canvas. Phelps is influenced by everyday life the most. She notices the little things, finding beauty in nature, praying, and spreading a love of art through teaching her students. Her work tends to be very playful, colorful, whimsical, and sweet. Her hope is that this small body of work enables the viewer to smile, laugh, and feel a sense of joy. 

    YART
    Canan Commons, 500 S. Walnut St.

    YART is Coming! YART is a Yard Sale for Art! YART began in Muncie, Indiana with students at Ball State University and continues in several U.S. cities! The Muncie YART is now held at Canan Commons in Downtown, twice a year, Spring and Fall, on the First Thursday of every May and October. 

    The Spring 2017 Muncie YART will be held on the same date as the First Thursday Gallery Walk, at Muncie's lovely Downtown park, Canan Commons, on the South Walnut Street roundabout in Downtown Muncie, Indiana, on Thursday, May 4th, from 5-9pm. 

    This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together artists and art patrons in a casual and unique setting. 

    All forms of art are welcome! Art of all kinds, by all kinds of artists! YART encourages interaction between artists and the community, hoping to make art more accessible, especially to those who think they cannot afford to buy art for themselves. To this goal, all YART art will be priced below $40!

    Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART to meet the public, discuss their art, handle sales personally, and some artists will be making art LIVE at YART!

    The Spring 2017 Muncie YART will feature a wide variety of jewelry, clothing, photography, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, fused glass, ceramics, knits, pottery, candles, toys, drawings, sculpture, lampwork glass, stuffed animals, digital art, mosaics, the Midwest Writer's Workshop's Poems While You Wait,  Mystical Harp, LIVE ART and LIVE MUSIC, and so much more!

    Fun for all ages - YART is for the whole family!

    Miss Moth (Director of the Muncie YART) and the YART Artists very much thank Cheryl Crowder of the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership for their generous support! YART is an all-volunteer, no-budget, community event. THANK YOU!

    LIKE Muncie YART on FaceBook:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muncie-Yart/156725934394407

    Spring 2017 Muncie YART RSVP and Event Information here:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1667134150249106/?ti=icl

     

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  • September's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Old National Lot
    Samantha Brummer, Cornerstone Center for the Arts "Moulin Rouge," After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach David Dale, "Odyssey," Gordy Fine Arts and Framing Harmony Cafe and Studio Newton's Cenotaph, IDIA Lab "Conservation Tales: Bats," at Made in Muncie "GindhART @Madjax 65 Partay," Madjax Maring-Hunt Library Community Garden Gateway to Growing Pavilion and Nature Play Pockets, Faculty: Pam Harwood, Muncie Makes Lab Lions Club Park in Yorktown, IN, Faculty: Sean Burns, Muncie Makes Lab “49262” at Exhibit Columbus, Faculty: Josh Coggeshall, Muncie Makes Lab Digital design and fabrication, Faculty: Richard Tursky, Muncie Makes Lab "Blues Jam," Valhalla

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    Stacey Lee Webber is a 2005 alumnus of the School of Art and went on to receive an MFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Since that time, she has created her own metalsmithing and jewelry business, focusing on unconventional materials and low-impact, environmentally conscious practices. She has been exhibiting her work internationally and traveling North America, giving lectures and demonstrations. Her work was featured in the 40 under 40: Craft Futures, an exhibition at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, highlighting artists to watch in the field of contemporary crafts.

    On September 7th, the Atrium Gallery will be open 9:00am - 8:00pm .
    Objectified: A Solo Show by Stacey Lee Webber is on display August 21-September 20, 2017.
    The Atrium Gallery is on the first floor of the Art & Journalism Building on Ball State campus. Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday 1pm-4pm.
    The closing reception with Artist Talk will be held in the Atrium Gallery September 20, 2017 4-6pm.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    600 E. Main

    Tribune Showprint Posters and Book Arts Collaborative will be open this Thursday.  They will have a press inked up, and visitors can pull a print.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for a First Thursday Celebration on September 7th. September’s First Thursday happenings at Cornerstone will feature both an opening reception at Cornerstone Art Gallery as well as interactive demonstrations by Cornerstone instructors at Cornerstone Park.

    Samantha Brammer, owner of Samantha Rose Photography, has been a photographer for seven years. Her work focuses on creativity, documentary style, and capturing true emotion. As she continues to learn and grow as a photographer, she finds herself focusing on natural light, candid moments, and finding the beauty in any situation. Samantha, a Muncie-native, is in her fourth year at Ball State University and will be graduating in December with her degree in photojournalism and minors in sociology and graphic arts technology. The work featured in the collection is a variety of Samantha’s landscape, lifestyle, journalism, and studio work.

    The opening reception for the photography of Samantha Brammer, will take place on Thursday, September 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The show will be on display and open to the public throughout the month of September.

    Once you have enjoyed the photography in the Cornerstone Art Gallery, be sure to stop by Cornerstone Park at the corner of Madison and Main for visual and performing arts demonstrations. Belly Dance and Hip Hop/Contemporary dancers will utilize the stage, while visual artists demonstrate ceramic wheel throwing, painting, and graffiti/anime drawing. Cornerstone staff will be on hand to answer questions regarding upcoming fall classes, events, and workshops.

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

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    After Hours Art Reels: Moulin Rouge: Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks. September’s film will be Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for these great cult and art film classics! Plus, Fire and Brimstone Pizza Company will be serving food outside of the Fickle Peach from 5pm until dark.

    Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles Street at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Muncie Artist David Dale and Nashville Poet Andrew Hubbard collaborate to make more than 20 works of art inspired by East Central Indiana’s Red-tail Land Conservancy.  Fall exhibition and sale of their works to benefit Red-tail’s mission.

    Artist David Dale, well-known for his deep concern for the environment and natural resources, has partnered with Andrew Hubbard, who has published two books of poetry reflecting on the connectivity of humanity and nature. Their project is titled All About the Land:  Pastels of David Dale and Poetry of Andrew Hubbard.  An exhibition will open to the public at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company on September 7, 2017. Proceeds from sale of the work will benefit Red-tail Land Conservancy.

    “We at Gordy are so pleased to be a part if this project to highlight and support the important work of Red-tail,” said Gordy owners Barbara and Carl Schafer. “We are equally pleased to be the venue to welcome David Dale back to Muncie.”

    Hubbard and Dale met in Nashville Indiana where he moved after his retirement from David Dale Designs several years ago. They were neighbors and active members of the creative community there. Dale has since moved back to Muncie and asked Hubbard to partner with him in the creative community here. 

    Their art is inspired by visits to Red-tail lands, now totaling more than 2,600 acres at 36 sites in East-Central Indiana counties. “I work in the studio, but painting outdoors is my passion,” said Dale. “For each image, there is a poem by Andy sharing the same subject. Sometimes my painting responds to his poem, and other times his poem responds to my painting. They will be exhibited side by side.”

    “The experience of working in these remarkable settings is intensely rewarding,” Hubbard adds. “We hope that the works will enable you to participate in the vibrancy of a special place and time."

    Red-tail Land Conservancy’s mission is to preserve, protect, and restore natural areas and farm land in east central Indiana while increasing awareness of our natural heritage. “We hope Dale and Hubbard’s portrayals of these preserved sites will inspire Hoosiers to appreciate the splendor of nature and join Red-tail in its mission,” said Red-tail’s Education and Outreach Coordinator Julie Borgman.     

    “I look forward to any opportunity to walk in our woods, and love to accompany David and Andy on their visits,” said Executive Director Barry Banks. “I can’t wait to see the Red-tail renderings that will emerge.”

    Dale and Hubbard have also welcomed watercolorist, Jim Faulkner to collaborate on the exhibit. Dale and Faulkner have teamed-up over the years on many successful art projects, including the exhibit, “River Odyssey, Two Artists Follow the Wabash”, which toured several galleries and museums for over a year, starting with the Indiana State Museum and ending at Minnetrista Cultural Center before going to auction with a percent of proceeds going to support the Wabash River Heritage Corridor Commission’s educational and conservation programs.

    David Dale is well-known in East Central Indiana and beyond for his years as an interior designer, but now paints full time. He studied art the Fort Wayne School and Museum and has taught in the Ball State University School of Art.His major exhibits include, River Odyssey, Two Artists Follow the Wabash, and Oakhurst Gardnens through the Seasons. He has received numerous awards in competitions, including those hosted by The Hoosier Salon, Indiana Heritage Arts, Richmond Art Museum, and Minnetrista.

    Andrew Hubbard holds degrees in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and Columbia University. For most of his career, he worked as Director of Training for a number of major financial institutions. He is a well-known speaker on the topic of corporate training, and has authored three books and dozens of articles on the subject. He has published two books of poetry, Things That Get You, and The Divining Rod, both through Interactive Press. 

    Odyssey

    By Andrew Hubbard

    Imagine effortless perfection.

    Imagine this river

    Not making a wrong turn

    In a thousand years,

    Reflecting every leaf and cloud

    With passion and precision

    Nourishing the deep roots

    Of the silver maples

    Who offer tribute in return:

    Showers of golden leaves

    Gifted to the river current

    Wherever it may venture.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    Come down to the corner of Madison and Adams streets to Grace Episcopal Church for a concert of folk rock music. Steve Robert and the Jazz Manian Devils will be performing at 7:30pm. This is a local band that performs at community events, including Foodie Fridays during the summer and other local music revues in Muncie. The lead singer and guitar player, Steve Robert, is also known for leading drum circles here in Muncie.

    Harmony Café and Studio
    112 W. Jackson

    Harmony Dance Studio will have an open house for all levels of dancers and novices, with short mini lessons in swing and salsa dancing on the hour, every hour, from 5-8pm. Each lesson will be about 20 minutes long. They are great for people with or without a partner, and they are all free.

    Idia Lab
    223 S. Walnut St.

    Ball State University’s IDIA Lab will showcase recent virtual reality projects at 223 S. Walnut Street (the former Silo) during Muncie’s First Thursday. Stop by to explore selections from our immersive multiuser environments that use the HTC Vive VR headsets, including a simulation of the 1915 World’s Fair in San Francisco; a monumental, never-built design of a tomb for Sir Isaac Newton; and play basketball in a virtual gym. IDIA Lab staff and faculty will be on hand for questions about how these emerging technologies are being used in the arts, sciences and humanities. IDIA Lab is an interdisciplinary virtual reality and simulation lab at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning.

    Made in Muncie
    313 S Walnut Street

    “Conservation Tales: Bats”: Art exhibition and book sale. Learn more about the series about wildlife conservation for young readers (grades 3-5). Meet the Author, Tom J. McConnell, Ph.D., from the Department of Biology and Art Director, Barbara Giorgio from the School of Art at Ball State University. School of Art students will be available for book signing and to answer questions about the creative process, illustrators Sami Pfaff, Sierra Hensley, Janice Carter and Sarah DeMars; and graphic designer, Natalie Rokosz. 

    The first two books in the series The Cerulean Warbler and Bats will be available for purchase and you will get a sneak peek at the next two books in the series, Conservation Tales: Bees and Salamanders available January 2018.

    Learn more about the series at www.conservationtales.com

    Madjax Muncie
    514 E. Jackson St.

    GindhART @Madjax 65 Partay: Debra Gindhart Dragoo turns 65 during the month of September. She has a long standing ART-BIRTHDAY ritual with Downtown Muncie's First Thursday event. There will be celebratory treats (CAKE) and light refreshments from 5-9pm. First Thursday at Madjax Muncie is an opportunity to meet the artist. See a new text collection and art featuring aerosols, acrylics, and assemblage wall art. There is also a new Green Glam Studio jewelry collection as well, Boho Funky, which includes earrings and tassel necklaces. Recycle chic is the Real Babes Recycle art anthem of long time artist/designer and educator Debra Gindhart Dragoo.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    Maring-Hunt Library Community Garden Gateway to Growing Pavilion and Nature Play Pockets, Faculty: Pam Harwood

    The Maring-Hunt Library Community Garden Master Plan, its improvement and expansion, and a series of three Garden Pavilions and Nature Play Pockets were developed as useful spaces to address food insecurity in a USDA-designated food desert, cultivate community interaction and social activity, and provide learning opportunities for the Southview Elementary School students, Maring-Hunt Library patrons, and neighborhood families.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBpFa4U7N6A

    Lions Club Park in Yorktown, IN, Faculty: Sean Burns

    The permanent installation structure within Lions Club Park is a response to a vision by the Yorktown’s Council for the Arts and the Parks Department to help encourage more interaction and engagement for children at the site as well as serve as a gateway piece for a newly proposed pedestrian trail system that will be developed throughout the park.

    “49262” at Exhibit Columbus, Faculty: Josh Coggeshall

    Located at Central Middle School in Columbus Indiana, 49262 is one of 6 university installations showcasing the cutting-edge work of Midwestern universities with masters programs in architecture.

    Digital design and fabrication, Faculty: Richard Tursky

    This seminar looked at automata and other mechanical devices as inspiration for the development of robotic architecture (transformable spaces) to develop critical and prototypical projects.

    Digital and Design Toolmaking, Faculty: Dan Eisinger

    The Digital and Design Toolmaking elective at CAP challenged architecture students to engage concepts including design theory, design representation and computation through the development of tools and machines that act as proxies of the designer in the production of physical design artifacts.

    Experimental Structures in Cross-Laminated-Timber, Faculty: Philipp Heidemann

    The workshop aimed at speculating on the structural and aesthetic potential of Cross-Laminated-Timber (CLT) as a versatile and relatively new construction material, using 3d-modeling and -fabrication and resulting in a proposal for a pavilion as a temporary focal point of student life on the Ball State University Campus on an open space between the Noyer Complex and Studebaker West.

    United Way of Delaware County
    Walnut St.

    Happening in the midst of downtown Muncie's First Thursday event, United Way of Delaware County’s 2017 Campaign Kick-Off is a celebration open to all members of our community!

    Join us on Walnut Street for live music from the Bahama Llama Band, Carl Storie, Cook and Belle, and Jennifer Stanley, and taste limited-edition flavors from local brewers such as The Heorot, Elm Street, New Corner, and Guardian. Party alongside Pacesetter companies and community leaders between Adams and Charles Street. Eat at local restaurants, such as Vera Mae's and Casa Del Sol, where 10% of the profits will be donated to the UWDC campaign. Ball State’s Charlie Cardinal, cheerleaders, and Code Red Dancers will be there engaging with fans of all ages. Stick around for comments from Campaign Chair Casey Stanley, United Way Worldwide CEO Brian Gallagher, and new Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns at 7 p.m.

    You won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate community and impact with your neighbors right here in Delaware County!

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

    Valhalla and The Heorot present “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!

     

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