Graham Watson

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Oct 10, 2015

Saturday

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.

Nov 21, 2015

Saturday

  • The Muncie City Wide Comedy Jam 7pm @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts 520 East Main Street
    Cost: $10 in advance or $15 at the door

    Get ready to laugh with Cornerstone Center for the Arts at the Muncie City Wide Comedy Jam on Saturday, November 21! Cornerstone is proud to sponsor a comedy show like no other. Hurd and Harris Entertainment LLC in association with Cut-It-Down Productions presents: The Muncie City Wide Comedy Jam.

    Besides BET’s “Comic View,” you may have seen him on Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes” your headliner hails from Detroit, Michigan the hilarious comedian, Cool Aide. With a double dose of laughter our featuring act is Chicago comedian, Big Keef, also of Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes.” Plus funny lady, Mary Ann Demoss, who appeared on Comcast’s “Comedy Jam Live” and BET’s “Comic View.” All set to open with a special guest from FOX TV show “Laughs,” Jeff Horste. The Muncie City Wide Comic Jam will be hosted by the very funny Marcus Combs from BET’s “Comic View” and HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam!”

    Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Doors open at 7:00 pm with the show starting at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available online at www.cornerstonearts.org, at Cornerstone’s second floor desk, or by calling 765-289-9687 or 765-215-5574.

Nov 22, 2015

Sunday

  • Trivia Brawl 8pm to 10pm @ Be Here Now 505 N. Dill St.

    Every week, egos are crushed and legends are born at Trivia Brawl, Muncie's longest-running trivia gameshow. Since 2007, Trivia Brawl has been mixing comedy, current events, politics, local pride, pop culture, science, history, an arms race of terrible team names, and alcohol into an Entertainment Nergasm Bonanza™.
     
    - All players are encouraged to gain a competitive advantage by requesting topics
    - Every tenth question is part of our inadvertent quest to discriminate against the deaf, and has players listening to a song and attempting to identify its title, band, and album.
    - The fifth round is a special visual aid round in which the blind are instead at an unfair disadvantage.
    - Booster Charades: The team in last place can optionally play a round of charades on stage for a bonus point while we point and laugh at them
    - Punitive Karaoke: A team deemed worthy of punishment is called upon to read a sheet of lyrics with neither musical accompaniment nor a clue what the song is. All teams can get up to two points if they can correctly guess the band or the title of the song.

    Come and play for free, solo or with a team, and show off your command of all knowledge trivial. Win, and split up $25 in food and drinks. Lose, and possibly get a prize anyway. The games tend to last an hour and a half, unless we go into a Sudden Death Lightning Bloodfeud Overtime Round (of Death)™.

    Sign up before 7:30pm to get a bonus point!

    Sundays at 8pm at Be Here Now
    505 N Dill St., Muncie, IN
    Food and drinks / All ages

    Stalk us on Facebook!

    Email us at trivia@PhantomWatson.com if you have questions or topic requests.

Nov 29, 2015

Sunday

  • Trivia Brawl 8pm to 10pm @ Be Here Now 505 N. Dill St.

    Every week, egos are crushed and legends are born at Trivia Brawl, Muncie's longest-running trivia gameshow. Since 2007, Trivia Brawl has been mixing comedy, current events, politics, local pride, pop culture, science, history, an arms race of terrible team names, and alcohol into an Entertainment Nergasm Bonanza™.
     
    - All players are encouraged to gain a competitive advantage by requesting topics
    - Every tenth question is part of our inadvertent quest to discriminate against the deaf, and has players listening to a song and attempting to identify its title, band, and album.
    - The fifth round is a special visual aid round in which the blind are instead at an unfair disadvantage.
    - Booster Charades: The team in last place can optionally play a round of charades on stage for a bonus point while we point and laugh at them
    - Punitive Karaoke: A team deemed worthy of punishment is called upon to read a sheet of lyrics with neither musical accompaniment nor a clue what the song is. All teams can get up to two points if they can correctly guess the band or the title of the song.

    Come and play for free, solo or with a team, and show off your command of all knowledge trivial. Win, and split up $25 in food and drinks. Lose, and possibly get a prize anyway. The games tend to last an hour and a half, unless we go into a Sudden Death Lightning Bloodfeud Overtime Round (of Death)™.

    Sign up before 7:30pm to get a bonus point!

    Sundays at 8pm at Be Here Now
    505 N Dill St., Muncie, IN
    Food and drinks / All ages

    Stalk us on Facebook!

    Email us at trivia@PhantomWatson.com if you have questions or topic requests.

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

Dec 4, 2015

Friday

  • Luminaria Walk 6pm to 9pm @ E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center 400 West Minnetrista Boulevard

    The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center hosts an annual Open House as a part of Minnetrista Cultural Center's Luminaria Walk. During this 2-day event, the community can tour our beautifully decorated Ball family home, listen to musicians, and see local artisans demonstrate their craft. This is just one event that we host to preserve the Ball family history and to recognize their contributions to our community.

    This year, the first floor was decorated by Ricky Allen Flueckiger with assistance from Bruce Carter and Reggie Roser. The exquisite Christmas pieces that adorn the main floor are from Ricky and Reggie's private collection. The floral designs were donated by Allisonville Nursery, Buck Creek in Bloom, Dandelions Flowers & Gifts, Flower Bin, G & M Pet and Garden Center, Lazy Daisy, and Normandy Flower Shop.

    The second and third floors were decorated by volunteers from Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research, the Office of Community Engagement, and the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center docents.

    Volunteers from Ball State's Cardinal Corps and Student Voluntary Services, along with the Center's staff and docents, will serve as greeters each night.

    Musicians will include:
    Friday, December 4
    A Basham & Bly Christmas Special, 6 p.m.
    White River Recorders, 7 p.m.
    Ellen Adney, 8 p.m.

    Saturday, December 5
    Ellen Adney, 6 p.m.

    Reservations are not required and the event is free to the community. Questions may be directed to 765-285-8975 or ebball@bsu.edu.

Dec 5, 2015

Saturday

  • Luminaria Walk 6pm to 9pm @ E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center 400 West Minnetrista Boulevard

    The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center hosts an annual Open House as a part of Minnetrista Cultural Center's Luminaria Walk. During this 2-day event, the community can tour our beautifully decorated Ball family home, listen to musicians, and see local artisans demonstrate their craft. This is just one event that we host to preserve the Ball family history and to recognize their contributions to our community.

    This year, the first floor was decorated by Ricky Allen Flueckiger with assistance from Bruce Carter and Reggie Roser. The exquisite Christmas pieces that adorn the main floor are from Ricky and Reggie's private collection. The floral designs were donated by Allisonville Nursery, Buck Creek in Bloom, Dandelions Flowers & Gifts, Flower Bin, G & M Pet and Garden Center, Lazy Daisy, and Normandy Flower Shop.

    The second and third floors were decorated by volunteers from Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research, the Office of Community Engagement, and the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center docents.

    Volunteers from Ball State's Cardinal Corps and Student Voluntary Services, along with the Center's staff and docents, will serve as greeters each night.

    Musicians will include:
    Friday, December 4
    A Basham & Bly Christmas Special, 6 p.m.
    White River Recorders, 7 p.m.
    Ellen Adney, 8 p.m.

    Saturday, December 5
    Ellen Adney, 6 p.m.

    Reservations are not required and the event is free to the community. Questions may be directed to 765-285-8975 or ebball@bsu.edu.

Dec 6, 2015

Sunday

  • Trivia Brawl 8pm to 10pm @ Be Here Now 505 N. Dill St.

    Every week, egos are crushed and legends are born at Trivia Brawl, Muncie's longest-running trivia gameshow. Since 2007, Trivia Brawl has been mixing comedy, current events, politics, local pride, pop culture, science, history, an arms race of terrible team names, and alcohol into an Entertainment Nergasm Bonanza™.
     
    - All players are encouraged to gain a competitive advantage by requesting topics
    - Every tenth question is part of our inadvertent quest to discriminate against the deaf, and has players listening to a song and attempting to identify its title, band, and album.
    - The fifth round is a special visual aid round in which the blind are instead at an unfair disadvantage.
    - Booster Charades: The team in last place can optionally play a round of charades on stage for a bonus point while we point and laugh at them
    - Punitive Karaoke: A team deemed worthy of punishment is called upon to read a sheet of lyrics with neither musical accompaniment nor a clue what the song is. All teams can get up to two points if they can correctly guess the band or the title of the song.

    Come and play for free, solo or with a team, and show off your command of all knowledge trivial. Win, and split up $25 in food and drinks. Lose, and possibly get a prize anyway. The games tend to last an hour and a half, unless we go into a Sudden Death Lightning Bloodfeud Overtime Round (of Death)™.

    Sign up before 7:30pm to get a bonus point!

    Sundays at 8pm at Be Here Now
    505 N Dill St., Muncie, IN
    Food and drinks / All ages

    Stalk us on Facebook!

    Email us at trivia@PhantomWatson.com if you have questions or topic requests.

Dec 13, 2015

Sunday

  • Trivia Brawl 8pm to 10pm @ Be Here Now 505 N. Dill St.

    Every week, egos are crushed and legends are born at Trivia Brawl, Muncie's longest-running trivia gameshow. Since 2007, Trivia Brawl has been mixing comedy, current events, politics, local pride, pop culture, science, history, an arms race of terrible team names, and alcohol into an Entertainment Nergasm Bonanza™.
     
    - All players are encouraged to gain a competitive advantage by requesting topics
    - Every tenth question is part of our inadvertent quest to discriminate against the deaf, and has players listening to a song and attempting to identify its title, band, and album.
    - The fifth round is a special visual aid round in which the blind are instead at an unfair disadvantage.
    - Booster Charades: The team in last place can optionally play a round of charades on stage for a bonus point while we point and laugh at them
    - Punitive Karaoke: A team deemed worthy of punishment is called upon to read a sheet of lyrics with neither musical accompaniment nor a clue what the song is. All teams can get up to two points if they can correctly guess the band or the title of the song.

    Come and play for free, solo or with a team, and show off your command of all knowledge trivial. Win, and split up $25 in food and drinks. Lose, and possibly get a prize anyway. The games tend to last an hour and a half, unless we go into a Sudden Death Lightning Bloodfeud Overtime Round (of Death)™.

    Sign up before 7:30pm to get a bonus point!

    Sundays at 8pm at Be Here Now
    505 N Dill St., Muncie, IN
    Food and drinks / All ages

    Stalk us on Facebook!

    Email us at trivia@PhantomWatson.com if you have questions or topic requests.

Dec 20, 2015

Sunday

  • Trivia Brawl 8pm to 10pm @ Be Here Now 505 N. Dill St.

    Every week, egos are crushed and legends are born at Trivia Brawl, Muncie's longest-running trivia gameshow. Since 2007, Trivia Brawl has been mixing comedy, current events, politics, local pride, pop culture, science, history, an arms race of terrible team names, and alcohol into an Entertainment Nergasm Bonanza™.
     
    - All players are encouraged to gain a competitive advantage by requesting topics
    - Every tenth question is part of our inadvertent quest to discriminate against the deaf, and has players listening to a song and attempting to identify its title, band, and album.
    - The fifth round is a special visual aid round in which the blind are instead at an unfair disadvantage.
    - Booster Charades: The team in last place can optionally play a round of charades on stage for a bonus point while we point and laugh at them
    - Punitive Karaoke: A team deemed worthy of punishment is called upon to read a sheet of lyrics with neither musical accompaniment nor a clue what the song is. All teams can get up to two points if they can correctly guess the band or the title of the song.

    Come and play for free, solo or with a team, and show off your command of all knowledge trivial. Win, and split up $25 in food and drinks. Lose, and possibly get a prize anyway. The games tend to last an hour and a half, unless we go into a Sudden Death Lightning Bloodfeud Overtime Round (of Death)™.

    Sign up before 7:30pm to get a bonus point!

    Sundays at 8pm at Be Here Now
    505 N Dill St., Muncie, IN
    Food and drinks / All ages

    Stalk us on Facebook!

    Email us at trivia@PhantomWatson.com if you have questions or topic requests.

Dec 27, 2015

Sunday

  • Trivia Brawl 8pm to 10pm @ Be Here Now 505 N. Dill St.

    Every week, egos are crushed and legends are born at Trivia Brawl, Muncie's longest-running trivia gameshow. Since 2007, Trivia Brawl has been mixing comedy, current events, politics, local pride, pop culture, science, history, an arms race of terrible team names, and alcohol into an Entertainment Nergasm Bonanza™.
     
    - All players are encouraged to gain a competitive advantage by requesting topics
    - Every tenth question is part of our inadvertent quest to discriminate against the deaf, and has players listening to a song and attempting to identify its title, band, and album.
    - The fifth round is a special visual aid round in which the blind are instead at an unfair disadvantage.
    - Booster Charades: The team in last place can optionally play a round of charades on stage for a bonus point while we point and laugh at them
    - Punitive Karaoke: A team deemed worthy of punishment is called upon to read a sheet of lyrics with neither musical accompaniment nor a clue what the song is. All teams can get up to two points if they can correctly guess the band or the title of the song.

    Come and play for free, solo or with a team, and show off your command of all knowledge trivial. Win, and split up $25 in food and drinks. Lose, and possibly get a prize anyway. The games tend to last an hour and a half, unless we go into a Sudden Death Lightning Bloodfeud Overtime Round (of Death)™.

    Sign up before 7:30pm to get a bonus point!

    Sundays at 8pm at Be Here Now
    505 N Dill St., Muncie, IN
    Food and drinks / All ages

    Stalk us on Facebook!

    Email us at trivia@PhantomWatson.com if you have questions or topic requests.

Feb 4, 2016

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Artwork by Jim Faulkner, on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. Artwork by Holly Lay, on display at Muncie Makes Lab Performances by choreographer Sidra Bell in The Old Cintas Building

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    The Paintings of Jim Faulkner

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will open The Paintings of Jim Faulkner on First Thursday, February 4, 5 – 8 pm.  Included in the show will be more than a dozen watercolor 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.

    Faulkner’s dedication, sensitivity, and skill as a painter for more than 50 years has made him one of the most loved and revered artists in this region and statewide. His artistic excellence and contributions to Muncie's cultural vitality were honored last summer during the inaugural Mayor's Arts Awards where Faulkner was recognized with the award for Artist in the Community.  He has been a full time painter since 1977 at his country home that he shares with his wife Eleanor.  They are both great animal lovers and his studio is in a restored barn. 

    “I am very taken by the constant change taking place in everything,” says Faulkner.  “The new that decays, becoming the old.  In the natural world, both new and old seem to hold my interest…  I paint the meadows, woods, homesteads, towns, and people of the Midwest, trying to find meaning in the stillness of an old abandoned farm, or the quiet of a snow-covered wood, or even the aging of the human face.”

    “Weathered buildings and bent trees are central to the images in this exhibition,” says gallery owner Carl Schafer.  “They are evidence of the constant winds and shifting limestone bedrock in our region that have pushed them and allowed them to settle at slightly precarious angles.  Over the course of his career, Faulkner has succeeded in defining East Central Indiana’s wide open landscape.”

    At 6:15, Carl and Barbara Schafer will introduce Faulkner to those attending, and tributes that have been gathered from his close friends and colleagues will be read.  Those attending the event will be invited to write their memorable experiences with the artist and things they find impressive about his accomplishments.    

    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.  The Paintings of Jim Faulkner 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.

     

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S Madison

    Grace Episcopal Church will host a youth concert at 7:30pm and an art display opening at 5pm. We will be featuring Maya Kilburn a student at Yorktown Middle School who will be performing 3 violin pieces by Brunch, Kreisher and Bartok. She is an accomplished violinist winning the junior divisions of both the Muncie Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and the New World Youth Orchestra Concerto. Also we will feature Minghao Yan, a junior at the Indiana Academy who will be performing traditional Chinese music on the erhu, a traditional Chinese 2-string instrument. He will also tell the audience about his family’s traditions at the Chinese New Year which begins Feb. 8 this year.

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S Walnut
    CritChat: An Open House

    For the last eight months, 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 of all types 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 & support for emerging area artists.

    Artwork by several CritChat members will be exhibited together publicly for the first time during “CritChat: An Open House” at Muncie Makes Lab on First Thursday, February 4, 5 – 8 PM. Featured in the exhibit are artists Spencer Davis, Kara Clark DuQuette, Michael DuQuette, Holly Lay, Rochelle Martin, Jannell Summers, and Seth Winn. Artists will be present throughout the evening, and guests are encouraged to ask questions and engage them in conversation about their work. Light refreshments will be served.

    Both artists at the helm of CritChat hold BFA degrees from Ball State University School of Art. Holly Lay exhibits her photography and video work throughout the country. Braydee Euliss is the Gallery Manager at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. and received the “Next Generation Artist” award at last year’s inaugural Mayor’s Arts Awards.

    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.

     

    The Old Cintas Building
    500 E Jackson
    Sidra Bell

    Following their first event last December, Muncie Arts & Culture Council resumes hosting pop-up events in the old Cintas building on First Thursday, February 4, 5 – 8 PM. Visiting choreographer Sidra Bell will showcase brand new choreography with the help of several BFA Dance Majors from Ball State University. Three rolling performances will take place at 5:45, 6:30, and 7:15 PM with music and opportunity to speak with Bell and the dancers before and after each showtime.

    Sidra Bell, Artistic Director of Sidra Bell Dance New York, is currently a Master Lecturer at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, an Adjunct Professor at Ball State University and was an Adjunct Professor at Barnard College in New York City. She has a degree in History from Yale University and an MFA in Choreography from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance.

    Please enter the building at 500 East Jackson Street, behind the Cintas truck billboard. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

Apr 4, 2016

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Jun 1, 2017

Thursday

  • First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown
    Ages: all ages; 21+ at Valhalla
    Artwork by Sarah Shaffer on display at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Pottery and cards on display at Dandelions Boutique Artwork from the fourth annual Summer Invitational on display at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.

    Canan Commons
    600 S Walnut
    Muncie Civic Weekly Acting Group

    We are a group of inexperienced, middle age and older actors who meet weekly to learn and hone our skills.  Three of the best actors/directors in the city teach and critique us each week at our usual home at Muncie Civic Theater.  In turn, this helps the theater by developing a strong pool of trained actors, so our shows will continue to be the toast of Indiana. Today, we will be at Canan Commons, and you will see us in one of our scene work sessions.  We will be going through scenes in which we have been working (some for a long time, some just recently started), and our experts will be giving us loving, positive criticism to help us improve.  If you feel motivated, we have brought some extra scenes tonight, so you might try your hand in a cold read with us.

     

    Cornerstone Center for The Arts
    520 E Main
    We Are What We Think

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on June 1, 2017 for an opening reception and art show featuring the art of Sarah Shaffer. The show titled “We Are What We Think” is a series of drawings and paintings that utilize the visual representation of neurons to portray the human body.

    Inspiration for the collection came from the affects neurons have on who we are as people. As we grow our minds and personalities are shaped by experience; we literally are what we think. Each piece is an illustration of neurons forming various parts of the body as well as the entire human figure.

    The opening reception of “We Are What We Think” will take place on Thursday, June 1 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 June.

    Sarah Shaffer is a native of Indiana, growing up in Fort Wayne with a love of art from an early age. Sarah is a graduate of Ball State University's Art Department, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Metalsmithing earned in 2007. Sarah lives with her husband and daughter in Muncie, Indiana, and works as an art instructor for Cornerstone Center for the Art as well as a commissioned artist.

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

     

    Dandelions Boutique
    120 S Walnut

    On display and for sale will be handmade items such as pottery and cards that were created by C.A.R.S. / Beyond I Can, a day service for special need adults.

     

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S Madison

    Have you ever wanted to play the drums? If so, you need to come to Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison and Adams) for a drumming circle at 6pm. If you have a drum bring it with you, but if not there will be lots of drums for everyone to use. But wait there is more!! We will feature at 7:30pm a concert with Joan Hamilton. Joan is singer/songwriter who plays the guitar and keyboards. She has recorded several CD”s. Joan has performed many times in Muncie. After the concert we will have a reception. All donations received this evening will benefit the Urban Day Camp.

     

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E Main
    Summer Invitational

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, June 1st from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for the gallery’s fourth annual Summer Invitational. The exhibit will feature 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.

    The Summer Invitational is designed to introduce some of the most interesting new work our region offers by exclusively exhibiting artists not currently represented by GFAF. This refreshing shift in the gallery’s regular programming brings together artists from Central Indiana and beyond whose artwork spans several disciplines including oil painting, sculpture, and found object art. 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.

    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.

     

    Harmony Dance Studio
    112 W Jackson

    We will be offering snacks, catered by David Fennig, and teaching free 15-20 minute Latin dance lessons (salsa, bachata, etc.) on the hour. The rest of the time will be open social dance time where people can drop in, have some snacks, make some friends, and learn how to dance in a relaxed, welcoming environment. No partner or experience required to enjoy this fun event!

     

    Heorot
    219 S Walnut

    Blues Jam

    Open event- come show us your talent.
    Sign up starts at 7.  Music from 8-11.

     

    MadJax
    514 E Jackson

    Ball State's Department of Architecture offers multiple design/build studios that develop skills and allow students to test their ideas on a range of scales and project types. Students engage with communities while learning through making.

    The Maring-Hunt Community Garden Project will be showcased during First Thursday as students exhibit their drawings, ideas, prototypes and photographs of the Gateway to Growing Pavilion with its Potters Bench and Corner Sitting Area all made out of western red cedar. Additional design work to be displayed is the first “Nature Play Pocket” to be developed to the south of the pavilion. This area includes a storytelling and story acting circle for Maring-Hunt’s children's programming and a sand and water play area with a rain water sluice using the harvested water from the pavilion’s butterfly roof gutter. This pavilion and nature play pocket will be incorporated into curricula to introduce hands-on lessons about how food grows and garden-based nutrition education in an outdoor learning lab, affording opportunities to learn about horticulture and sustainable environmental practices, such as composting and recycling, as well as being an important source of low-cost fresh produce for a healthy diet. Come see CAP's design-build project for Maring-Hunt Community Garden. The project is funded by an Academic Excellence Grant, an Immersive Learning Provost's Grant, and a Building Better Neighborhoods Grant.

Dec 7, 2017

Thursday