Natalie Phillips

29 Contributed Events:

Jan 5, 2017

Thursday

Feb 2, 2017

Thursday

  • February's First Thursday (official listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Old National Lot
    Mike Sigman, "Ken Preston: 40+ Years of Student Prints," The Atrium Gallery David Palm, "Stop All the Clocks," Cornerstone Center of the Arts Erin Williams, "The Romance," Gordy Fine Art and Framing Heidi J. Hale Angela Garrels "Self Portrait at the End of One Career," at "Ken Preston: 40+ Years of Student Prints," Madjax An informal conversation about race and diversity will be held at the Muncie Civic Theatre to celebrate the imminent opening of their performance of "To Kill a Mockingbird" "Tiny Home Designs for the Homeless of Muncie," Muncie Makes Lab, 1st floor Yard signs from Neighbors for Public Justice, Rose Court Detail, Chelsea Rene, Savages Ale House Heather Davis, Savage's Ale House Angie Ridge Hedman, "Chaos and Ease," Studio Exhale

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    “Ken Preston: 40+ Years of Student Prints”
    The Atrium Gallery will have extended hours of operation for First Thursday until 8pm for this special show from Ken Preston, Professor of Art at Ball State University. The exhibition presents a myriad of work from his students over the years, including Serigraphy, Lithography, Intaglio, Woodcut, and work from his Introduction to Printmaking courses from 1973 to 2016.  Students work was executed at Indiana University, Bloomington, Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman University), Kirksville, Missouri, and Ball State University.

    Please note this is not an opening reception, but rather, extended viewing hours for First Thursday.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    “Stop All The Clocks,” featuring the artwork of the late David Palm, will continue to be on display in the Cornerstone Art Gallery throughout February. Palm was a Muncie native who spent much of his life traveling the world with his primary residence in New York City. The paintings featured in the show capture the often fleeting memories of important, yet seemingly insignificant, moments in one's life. Palm's sister, Janet Stratton, has offered up her collection of his artwork for the public to view. For more information about the show call 765-281-9503. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    An opening reception will be held for Ritual, an exhibition of new drawings by artist Erin Colleen Williams. Ritual is comprised of a selection of drawings which contemplate the interdependency of human, animal, and object. Inspired by narrative illustrations, mythology, memento mori, and historical occult imagery, the work visually describes intangible emotions such as loneliness, revulsion, sacrifice compassion, and the universality of death. Ritual also refers to the act of daily drawing, a sometimes mindless repetition of pattern and line, which is a meditation in itself. Light refreshments will be served.

     

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    Grace Episcopal Church will host a concert of music reflecting the theme of romance. Start February with some music from the Romantic period and various love songs from composers such as Haydn, Kreisler, Elgar, Dvorak, and Respighi. Our performers this evening are Peter Douglas, piano and David Blakely, violin. Douglas is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Piano Performance at Ball State University. He received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music (Berea, OH). Blakely is currently a violin performer in the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and teaches violin locally. Our concert begins at 7:30 pm and our doors open at 5pm for viewing of our art gallery. Grace Episcopal Church is located on the corner of Madison St. and Adams St. 

     

    Heidi J. Hale
    301 S. Walnut

    Heidi J. Hale will be open throughout the First Thursday events offering jewelry for sale.

     

    Madjax Muncie
    628 S. Walnut

    Ken Preston, Professor of Art at Ball State University, will have a show at Madjax featuring 40+ years of Student Prints.

     

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    600 E. Main

    Book Arts Collaborative will have an opportunity for the community to pull a print using one of our printing presses.

     

    Tribune Showprint (at Madjax)
    501 E. Main

    Tribune Showprint will be giving tours of the shop and have some old posters out for people to see.

     

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main

    Muncie Civic Theatre is inviting the community to participate in an informal conversation in our lobby about diversity and race relations 'now and then' as we prepare to present To Kill a Mockingbird. The conversation will be led by WaTasha Barnes-Griffin from the YMCA and Maude Jennings from the Whitely Community Council. The Shaffer Chapel will have artifacts from the era on display. Hot chocolate will be served. All are welcome.

     

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    First Floor

    “Tiny Home Designs for the Homeless of Muncie”

    Ball State University’s Department of Architecture is exhibiting 16 tiny home designs for the homeless and homeless veterans. These projects, produced by 4th year architecture students, were finalists in the 2016 Cripe Competition.

    Second Floor

    “CritChat: The Upside Down”

    As CritChat’s fifth First Thursday event, this one night only exhibit will feature experimental video, sound, sculpture, installation, and drawing by several group members. Exhibiting artists will be present and guests are encouraged to ask questions throughout the evening. CritChat is a free, community meet-up developed and facilitated by Muncie-based artists working to promote collaboration and support for emerging area artists.

     

    Rose Court
    125 E. Charles

    “Neighbors for Public Justice,” a new local community group, will hold an informational Open House during February’s First Thursday in the Rose Court Building. Several members will be on hand to provide information and other materials about the organization. Additionally, a limited number of yard signs in Spanish, English, and Arabic that read “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor” will be available for purchase.

    Neighbors for Public Justice was formed shortly after the November 2016 election. They aim to “inform and support one another in our individual and collective efforts to promote social justice on a local and global level, equip one another with practical, positive ways to communicate and engage with local, state, and national government, and empower one another to be advocates for all people."

    Neighbors for Public Justice meets every Thursday evening at the Friends Memorial Church, 418 W Adams Street, in Muncie from 6pm to 7pm.

    Savage's Ale House (21+)
    127 N. High

    Savage's Alehouse will be showing the work of Heather Davis and Chelsea Rene.

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    Studio Exhale will host an opening reception by artist Angie Ridge Hedman entitled “Chaos and Ease.” Hedman is currently a high school art teacher at Monroe Central. She began working on this diverse body of work when she changed jobs after teaching at one school for 17 years. The change of schools was stressful for her, and painting allowed her to quickly get her emotions onto the canvas. 

    She prefers working with acrylics because of the accessibility, affordability, and quick drying process. The medium allows her to apply several thin layers of paint in a limited time. Hedman always has an in-progress painting going on in her classroom because she feels students learn and appreciate more if they can be an active witness and participant in the art process. It is important for them to see her as both an artist and an educator. If they see her taking creative risks in art, they might be inspired to do the same.

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.

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

  • 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

     

Jul 6, 2017

Thursday

  • July's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Old National Lot
    Wesley Nally, “Colors in the Life of an Artist,” Cornerstone Center for the Arts "Young Frankenstein," After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for an opening reception and art show featuring the art of Wesley Nally. The show, titled “Colors in the Life of an Artist,” captures everyday life through the eyes of the artist depicted in a range of expressive colors.

    The collection explores a coming of age for Nally who has grown as an artist through his life experiences. Each piece in the show was created to provoke thought using colors chosen to symbolize various emotions. The connection between subject and color helps to express the feelings behind each piece.

    Nally is an Indiana native from Blackford County who studied art as a student and previously served as the resident cartoonist for the Bruins School Newspaper while at Blackford High School. He says that this collection has been “a lifetime coming and serves as his reintroduction to the world of art.”

    The opening reception of “Colors in the Life of an Artist” will take place 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 July.

    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: Young Frankenstein- Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels. July’s film is the 1974 Mel Brooks’ comedy “Young Frankenstein,” starring Gene Wilder and Madeleine Kahn. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for these 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.

    Save the First Thursday dates for the films this summer. Go to http://www.downtownmuncie.org/after-hours-art-reels/ to see the trailers for all the films.

    Savage's Ale House (21+)
    127 N. High

    Work by artist Chris Carroll with 3C Visual Studios Photo Gallery will be on view.

    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!

Aug 3, 2017

Thursday

  • August's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Old National Lot
    Bill Lett at Elm Street Brewing Co. "The Fifth Element," After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach Forever Young Children's Boutique, "Mom's Helping Mom's Benefit" Allison Smith, "Anaglygh 3D," Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Allison Smith, "510 W 27th Street & 555 W 22nd Street (Diptych)" National IPA Day, The Heorot GindhART @Madjax First Thursday with Debra Gindhart Dragoo #TellTodd Community Action Party: First Thursdays with the Planned Parenthood Summer of Defiance Tom Stader at Studio Exhale "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

    Elm Street Brewing (21+)
    519 N. Elm

    Elm Street Brewing Company will launch its participation in the First Thursday Gallery Walk series this month. The brewery will feature artwork created by its co-owner, Bill Lett.

    Bill is a native o​f​ Michigan but has lived large parts of his life in Colorado, California, and Muncie. He has completed over 1,000,000 square feet of historic preservation, hundreds of high end retail stores and restaurants, along with dozens of custom homes. With the help of his wife Robin Lett, Bill’s most recent and active project is the restoration of the Muncie Ice and Coal building.

    His artistic work spans many mediums and has most recently centered upon the creation of “Steel Tattoos” which have become the hallmark of Elm Street Brewing Company’s interior design. Join us on Thursday to hear the story of Bill’s creative inspiration and to see other works of art not presently on display.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    After Hours Art Reels: The Fifth Element- Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels. August’s film is the 1997 hit “The Fifth Element” starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for these 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.

    Save the First Thursday dates for the films this summer. Go to http://www.downtownmuncie.org/after-hours-art-reels/ to see the trailers for all the films.

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles

    “Mom’s Helping Mom’s” Special Promotion: Forever Young Children’s Boutique is having a benefit for First Choice for Women. Bring a donation of baby wipes and/or diapers and receive special discounts! 5% off total purchase for one donated item, 10% for two items, and 15% for 3 items. They will also hold special extended hours from 5-7pm. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, August 3rd from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for the gallery’s first Fiber Arts Invitational. The exhibit will feature artwork by local and regional fiber artists. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    The Fiber Arts Invitational will introduce a variety of approaches to traditional and contemporary techniques being used in fiber arts today including hand weaving, industrial weaving, and felting. Exhibiting artists are Martina Celerin, Ann Land, and Allison Smith. Celerin is a fiber artist who creates dimensional weavings using reclaimed and recycled materials. Born in Prague, she now lives and works in Bloomington, Indiana. Land is an Insurance Agent by day and an artist by nature. Her most recent exploration with fiber arts are 2D and 3D felted works made in her Muncie studio. Smith received her BFA in Crafts, Textiles and Fine Arts minor from Kent State University in 2014. She is currently continuing her studies at Kent State University as she pursues her MFA in Crafts, Textiles. She combines various textile materials and techniques with a focus on dualities: hard and soft, rigid and fluid, geometric and organic.

    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. The Fiber Arts Invitational will be on view through Saturday, September 2nd and close with an afternoon artist reception and demonstration. The downtown gallery will also partner with their neighbor Yarn Stories, a local yarn store that has been serving the fiber arts community since 2015, to present small educational opportunities throughout the exhibition.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    We have a great idea on how to stay cool on a hot day! Come listen to hot music indoors. At Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison and Adams), we will be hosting classical guitarist Paul Reilly. Reilly will be featuring two 20th century composers, Joaquin Turina and Federica Moreno-Tamoba. The concert starts at 7:30pm and a reception will follow.

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

    First Thursday is national IPA Day and we're celebrating with 6 hoppy brews from Grand Rapids' Founders Brewing!

    Centennial IPA (65 IBU, 7.2%)
    Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter.

    All Day IPA (42 IBU, 4.7%)
    The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatics and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.

    Red's Rye IPA (70 IBU, 6.6%)
    Serious hop bitterness, along with an unyielding grapefruit bouquet from the Amarillo dry hop, balances the malty richness of four varieties of imported Belgian caramel malts. Pours a spectacular crimson with a creamy tan head. A generous addition of rye malt accentuates a spicy, crisp finish.

    reDANKulous (90 IBU, 9.5%)
    This bold, 9.5% imperial red IPA pours a pleasing burnt amber color. Caramalt and roasted barley introduce a subtle sweetness, but the hops are the true headliner in this big IPA. The spicy, piney and tropical complexities of Chinook, Mosaic and Simcoe hops hit you right away with their dank aroma – and they stick around. It’s not just ridiculous. It’s reDANKulous.

    Doom (86 IBU, 12.4%)
    Doom may be impending but that doesn’t mean you have to fear it. A collision of worlds, the intense hop character of our imperial IPA mingles with the warm vanilla and oak notes imparted from time spent in our favorite bourbon barrels. Like all good things, Doom comes to those who wait.

    10K IPA (75 IBU, 9.1%)
    Like many good things, 10K IPA was the result of a bet. Our Co-Founder offered our Brewmaster $10,000 to brew an IPA that got higher ratings than one of the notoriously best IPAs in the world. Our Brewmaster claims he never got that $10,000, but the beer world got an incredibly big and bold IPA, exploding with Simcoe hop flavor and just the right amount of malt sweetness. Win-win.

    Madjax Muncie
    514 E. Jackson St.

    GindhART @Madjax First Thursday with Debra Gindhart Dragoo

    Longtime local artist and designer Debra Gindhart Dragoo is in her Madjax Studio with new paintings, small painted furniture, new text pieces, green glam on vintage displays, and new recycle-chic jewelry available for purchase. Her art processes include but are not limited to Aerosols, Acrylics and Assemblage with commissions welcomed. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments from 5-9pm during First Thursday’s Gallery Walk.

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    For the month of August, Studio Exhale will feature the artwork of Tom Stader. His colorful work showcases the beauty of nature through his eyes. Opening reception is on First Thursday from 5-8pm.

    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!

    Muncie YWCA
    310 E. Charles (Community Room)

    #TellTodd Community Action Party: First Thursdays with the Planned Parenthood Summer of Defiance

    Join the Planned Parenthood Summer of Defiance team Thursday, August 3rd from 5:30-7pm at the YWCA to help hold Senator Todd Young accountable! #TellTodd why YOU stand with Planned Parenthood and the 22 million Americans at risk of losing their healthcare if this new senate ‘healthcare’ bill is passed once and for all. Win a t-shirt, make a poster, decorate some cookies, and make your voice heard!

Sep 7, 2017

Thursday

  • 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!

     

Oct 5, 2017

Thursday

Nov 2, 2017

Thursday

  • November's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Multiple locations
    Jacinda Russell, "Thunderbird Motel, Marfa Texas," The Atrium Gallery Ryan Sparrow, "Che Mural," Book Arts Collaborative Marvin Groves, "Lion Jumping," Cornerstone Center for the Arts Linda Riedel Ellis, "Blooming Pink," The Fickle Peach Holiday Showcase, Gordy Fine Art and Framing Sale and Truffle Release at Queer Chocolatier Jeff Bracket, ""Life's Patterns," Savage's Alehouse David Zeiler, "The Magic of Madness," Studio Exhale Michelle Duran, "Sugar Skull Demo and Decorating," Twin Archer Brewpub "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    Jacinda Russell: Autobiography in Water
    The Ball State University School of Art Atrium Gallery will have extended hours for November’s First Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for Jacinda Russell’s exhibition “Autobiography in Water.”

    From November 1-11, 2017, the Atrium Gallery proudly presents a solo exhibition of Russell’s series of artworks, which were completed during her sabbatical leave of spring 2016, as well as related work that ranges from 2013-2017. Russell will conduct a Gallery Talk at 5:00 p.m. during the 4:00-6:00 p.m. opening reception on November 2.

    In her artist’s statement Russell states, “Autobiography in Water depicts water as a source of renewal, leisure, tradition, longing, helplessness and fear, as well as a delineator of space and the passage and suspension of time. It is site-specific, and since July 2013 it has required extensive travel throughout Texas, Idaho, the Pacific Northwest, California, Arizona, Florida, the Canadian Rockies, Iceland and New Zealand. The artworks depict the places I took for granted before moving to the Midwest and those where one visit altered the course of the future. They also include the unknown, those sites for which I yearn, where my story is yet unwritten. The pools, rivers, lakes and oceans offer continuity and familiarity in an effort to connect me to the locales that I long to call home.”

    To fulfill her sabbatical requirements Russell performed two artist-in-residencies. She spent March 2016 at Playa in Summer Lake, Oregon and May 2016 at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Brush Creek, Wyoming. The locations visited in spring 2016 to complete the series were: 17 days driving from the northernmost point of the North Island to the southernmost point of the South Island on her fifth trip to New Zealand, and visits to the locales of Lake Tahoe and the Arizona Inn in Tucson were also included.

    Russell is an Associate Professor of Art and teaches in the School of Art Photography / Intermedia area.

    The School of Art Atrium Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays 1-4 p.m.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    600 E. Main

    “Return to Cuba: Photographs by Ryan Sparrow”
    “Return to Cuba: Photographs by Ryan Sparrow” will be on view throughout the month of November at Book Arts Collaborative. Come by during First Thursday to check out the work on view and buy some photographs and other gifts at reasonable prices. Sparrow has led several photographers on tour of Cuba since its borders opened to US citizens in 2016. An accomplished photojournalist, Sparrow will show and sell his work on the walls of Book Arts Collaborative in the Madjax building throughout the month of November. Proceeds go entirely to the artist.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts will be open from 5-8pm on First Thursday for a viewing of wildlife photography by Marvin Groves.

    While Groves continues to stay very much engaged in all photographic styles, he has developed a love of nature and wildlife photography. He has produced many award-winning images throughout his travels. His photography includes but is not limited to: wolves in Minnesota, wild horses in Wyoming, and many varieties of smaller animals. He has traveled to Alaska to capture images of Black, Grizzly, Brown and Kodiak bears.  In 2016 he journeyed to the Arctic on a Russian Icebreaker to photograph Polar Bears, walrus and seals. As exciting as all these opportunities have been, none compare to his 2017 trip to Tanzania, Africa where he photographed all the big cats plus elephants, gazelles, giraffes, several species of birds and so much more.

    On Wednesday, November 1s at 5:30pm in the Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor, Groves will give a special photography presentation. Groves will project his photography onto the big screen in the E.B. Ball Auditorium at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. He will share the tales of his travels to Africa and firsthand experience in capturing these majestic creatures on film.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    The Fickle Peach will host an exhibition of photography by Linda Riedel Ellis. Riedel Ellis is a third generation photographer living in Daleville and has been doing photography for 41 years, starting at Highland High School on a yearbook and newspaper staff. After graduation, she continued photographing weddings, seniors, sports teams, Saint John’s Hospital, Community Hospital, Anderson Christian School, North Anderson Church, Travis Construction, commercial work, and has won many awards.  Her father, Harvey Riedel, is a well-known photographer from Anderson Indiana that taught her how to become successful with photography. His work can be seen on YouTube.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open its Holiday Art Showcase on First Thursday, November 2nd from 5-8 PM. A feast for the eyes, the Holiday Art Showcase offers works of art by more than 25 East Central Indiana artists as dozens of drawings, jewelry, paintings, prints, and pottery pieces fill the gallery. Carl and Barbara Schafer will introduce the show during a brief talk at 6:15. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served giving customers the opportunity to buy unique objects created by local artists for holiday decorating and gift giving.

    Prices range from $1 to $2,000, with most falling between $30 to $200. From whimsical “Funcie” signs and shirts to handcrafted mugs and plates. Paintings capturing Indiana’s rural landscapes in various media to handbound journals and letterpress cards.

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

    The show will run through December 31st. New works will be added throughout the holiday season to replace things that are purchased and removed.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    It’s getting cooler but the music is still hot. Singer, songwriter, and guitar player Bryce Taylor will be performing at 7:30pm at Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison and Adams). Taylor is a local musician who enjoys playing in intimate settings like house concerts. Come and enjoy an awesome evening with great music and a really nice reception that follows the concert.

    Harmony Café and Studio
    112 W. Jackson

    Please join Harmony Studio and Cafe and High Street United Methodist Church for a special dance performance on the corner of Walnut and Jackson from 6-7:30pm. Several performers will be doing salsa dancing and others will hand out flyers to promote a fundraising dance for Puerto Rico on November 12th at High Street United Methodist Church.

    The Queer Chocolatier
    405 S. Walnut St. Suite 204

    Queer Chocolatier is a new, local queer women-owned chocolate shop selling chocolate truffles and a line of art pieces for the home called Homo Décor. Owned by Morgan Roddy and Cheri Ellefson, Queer Chocolatier crafts chocolate truffles in both classic (with dairy) and vegan (non-dairy) options. Truffles as well as Homo Décor items can be purchased at our website: www.queerchocolatier.com or at our retail location. For November’s First Thursday event, we will have new Homo Décor pieces available as well as feature the release of our truffle flavor of the month: Hazelnut Crunch.

    Savage's Ale House (21+)
    127 N. High

    Savage’s Alehouse will host an exhibition by Jeff Bracket titled “Life’s Patterns.” Brackett is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Ball State. His freeform, pattern-heavy, artwork aims to transform life’s often-elusive patterns into “tangible ones,” filled with tensions between simplicity and complexity, as seen in this series of ink drawings.

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    Studio Exhale will host an exhibition titled “The Magic of Madness” by David Zeiler. Zeiler is a local mixed-media artist that includes acrylic, pencil, pen & ink, and 3-D. Subject matter of his works range from dinosaurs and Harry Potter to mental health issues and horror. Fine art has become his passion and therapy, helping him deal with PTSD from his time in the Marine Corps.

    Twin Archer Brewpub (all ages)
    17 W. Charles St.

    Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Demo and Decorating
    Dr. Michelle Duran, a specialist in Mexican Art, will be setting up an altar for Day of the Dead (which is on First Thursday!). She will also have blank sugar skulls for kids and adult to decorate (all materials provided) and take home. (Sugar skulls are traditionally made for Day of the Dead.) Come learn about Mexican art and traditions and make your own Day of the Dead skull!

    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!

Dec 7, 2017

Thursday

  • December's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Multiple locations
    Light up DWNTWN Katherine Thomas, "Place in Between," The Atrium Gallery BFA Thesis Exhibition, The Atrium Gallery Annual Holiday Showcase, Gordy Fine Art and Framing Eugene Boyd, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Jasen Combs, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Virtual Downhill Ski Jump, IDIA Lab Holiday Open House, Kirk's Bike Shop Glass Ornament Sale, Glass Alliance at Ball State University, Made in Muncie "100 Stories, 100 Dreams," Muncie Land Bank, Madjax Muncie GindhART at Madjax Muncie Community Garden Master Plan, Maring-Hunt Library “Beef Baby, Beef Baby, Beef Baby,” Muncie Makes Lab White Chocolate Peppermint Truffles, Queer Chocolatier Blues Jam, Valhalla

    Light Up DWNTWN
    Various locations in Downtown Muncie

    Light Up DWNTWN, powered by AEP will be held on First Thursday, December 7th, from 5-8pm throughout Downtown Muncie. Galleries, restaurants, and retailers invite you to spend the evening with them as we kick off the holiday shopping season. 

    The Community Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at Canan Commons (located in the 500 block of S. Walnut St.) @ 6:00pm. Join us as Santa, Charlie Cardinal,and Muncie Fire Department light up the community holiday tree! MCS Elementary School Choirs will perform with Muncie Civic Theater singers at 5:45pm along. Everyone is invited to join inthe festivities. Afterward, the choir will be performing in front of the theatre where there will be a hot chocolate bar. 

    Canan Commons will also be the location for the “Holiday Makers Market”, featuring nearly 50 artists, in a heated tent. Kiddie Express train, fire pits, and concessions will also be available. Brian Blair’s holiday sculptures will be on display at the park throughout the holiday season.

    For more information, please visit our website @ downtownmuncie.org.

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    The School of Art Atrium Art Gallery will have extended hours from 4-8pm for an opening reception for four BFA Exhibitions from School of Art students. The show will feature the work of Katherine Thomas, Griffith Williams, Sasan Kayyad, and Thomas Williamson.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    “Cornerstone Center for the Arts Ceramics Showcase”

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for a gallery exhibition of art created through Cornerstone’s ceramic classes. This showcase will feature artwork by skilled instructors Jasen Combs and Eugene Boyd as well as many of their talented students. The student work ranges from those that have been working with clay for a short time, to students that have worked with clay for nearly a decade. The exhibition features a range of ceramic pieces, from vases and bowls to elaborate wall hangings, many of which will be for sale. Cornerstone is proud to showcase instructors Jasen Combs and Eugene Boyd along with their students.

    Jasen Combs has been teaching at Cornerstone Center for the Arts for 14 years. Combs received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Ball State University in 1996 and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Ceramics in 2001. He creates both wheel thrown pottery as well as hand built altered wall hangings. His teaching philosophy is to let the students experience the clay with all their senses.  He wants them to touch, feel and make the clay move. Combs loves it when they have no previous experience with clay and he can watch how they develop and grow in the class.

    Eugene Boyd became familiar with Cornerstone Center for Arts when his granddaughter began taking ballet and piano classes. Boyd took a ceramics class in 2011 at Cornerstone, and fell in love with clay. He continued taking classes at Cornerstone as well as working with a well-known potter in the community. Now, Boyd has his own studio, and teaches ceramics to adults and children at Cornerstone. He enjoys the opportunity to share his passion with his students and hopes they enjoy working with clay as much as he does.

    The opening reception for the Cornerstone Ceramics Showcase, will take place on Thursday, December 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 December.

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

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization with a mission to nurture community connections by providing opportunities for creative expression, educational programs, and events in a historic setting.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    “Annual Holiday Art Showcase and the Introduction of Online ART sales”

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will celebrate its ongoing Holiday Art Showcase on First Thursday, December 7th from 5-8 PM. A feast for the eyes, the Holiday Art Showcase offers works of art by more than 25 East Central Indiana artists as dozens of drawings, jewelry, paintings, prints, and pottery pieces fill the gallery. Carl and Barbara Schafer will discuss the show during a brief talk at 6:15. They will also introduce the new Online ART sales now featured on gordyframing.com   The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served giving customers the opportunity to buy unique objects created by local artists for holiday decorating and gift giving.

    Holiday Art Showcase prices range from $1 to $2,000, with most falling between $30 to $200. From whimsical “Funcie” signs and shirts to handcrafted mugs and plates. Paintings capturing Indiana’s rural landscapes in various media to handbound journals and letterpress cards.

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

    The show will run throughout the holiday season and new works will be continually added to replace things that are purchased and removed. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. 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

    Begin the holiday season with a concert of viola music. At Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison and Adams) the Ball State Viola Choir will be performing works by composers Brahms, Waelput, Scriabin, Bennet, and Sullivan. The concert will begin at 5:30pm with a reception to follow. Come and support these excellent young musicians.

    Idia Lab
    223 S. Charles 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 / Light Up Downtown. Stop by to explore select winter themed works from our immersive multiuser environments that use the HTC Vive VR headsets, including an interactive winter sports simulator and haptic artwork. 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 center at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning.

    Kirk’s Bike Shop
    124 S. Walnut St.

    Join us on the evening of First ThursdayDowntown Muncie for our holiday open house. Check out new products for 2018, enter our raffle to win awesome prizes, and enjoy special pricing on bicycles, helmets, racks, and all the riding essentials. Special discounts on gift cards and remaining 2017 inventory. Light refreshments will be served! Don't miss it!

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut

    Glass Ornaments from the Glass Alliance at Ball State will be available for purchase at Made in Muncie on December 7th at First Thursday. Prices may vary between $20-$30. Makes a perfect stocking stuffer or a gift for family! Earlier in the week on Saturday, December 2nd from 6-9pm, the Glass Alliance at Ball State will be hosting a Glass Ornament demonstration at the Glick Center (located on University Avenue on BSU’s campus).

    Made in Muncie will also be hosting the Annual Muncie Artist guild show. Artwork will be on display through both December and January with an opening reception on December 7th from 5-8pm. A variety of media ranging from drawing, painting, printmaking, and various other media will be on display from local artists from Delaware and Madison counties. Join us to celebrate the final First Thursday Event of the year. Many artworks will be for sale just in time for the holidays.

    Madjax Muncie
    Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint at Madjax

    Tribune Showprint and Book Arts Collaborative will be open with stocking stuffers and holiday gifts. Both locations are in the Madjax Building. Tribune Showprint is located at 501 E. Main and Book Arts Collaborative is adjacent at 600 E. Main.

    Muncie Land Bank (at Madjax)
    Muncie Land Bank, in collaboration with Ball State University invites the residents of Muncie to participate in a project to help celebrate our creation: 100 stories and 100 dreams for abandoned properties. Tonight, we will collect your stories and ideas for blighted properties and share some proposals created by Ball State University students. Light refreshments will be provided. Join us in achieving our goal of establishing a strong land bank for Muncie!

    GindhART at Madjax Muncie, 2nd floor
    Muncie artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo will exhibit for First Thursday gallery walk 5-9pm. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

    Gindhart Dragoo, is presenting her outspoken commentary designs through her visual art. “I am a spoken word artist as well, so it has been my voice and poetry flowing through the paint—be it aerosol, acrylics, assemblage, or otherwise—it’s tactile and telling,” says Gindhart Dragoo. Her work will tells the story of a young girl-artist-woman, giving voice all and told through vibrant colors sprinkled with spray art.

    Debra Gindhart Dragoo always outspoken and creative, she’s poured her energy, over the years, into various projects, both personal and community-wide. She’s practiced her love of spoken-word poetry at various First Thursday events, and has showcased her Green Glam Studio line of environmentally friendly jewelry, which is also available at Madjax Muncie. 

    “I believe that life passes from our art. We evolved with age and, hence, our style and media evolve. My art is storytelling using strokes and spray,” says Debra Gindhart Dragoo. “My art has been fiber and paint and public. Through years of community outreach arts programming, I hold multi-generational projects close to my artist heart. This show reflects the information gathered in my different age progressions. Art is in my spirit, resounding from my soul."

    Maring-Hunt Library
    301 E. Jackson St.

    The Maring-Hunt Library Community Garden Master Plan, its improvement and expansion, and a series of Garden Pavilions and Nature Play Pockets were designed and 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. On exhibit for December's Art Walk will be the design drawings, process of building photos, full scale mock-ups, and the resultant Community Build of a Market and Educational Pavilion, and an Outdoor Kitchen surrounding the Community Garden at Maring-Hunt Library. We hope that you can come to see the work of the Immersive Learning Community Design Build Studio for Ball State University’s ARCH 401 students.


    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    Muncie Makes Lab presents “Beef Baby, Beef Baby, Beef Baby,” a collection of work by ten student and alumni artists from Ball State’s School of Art. The work—including submissions by Ally Burch, Sarah Fischer, Sarah Lassiter, Teddy Lepley, Lexi Musselman, Lily Rawson, Emma J. Rohlfing, Katherine Thomas, Grif Williams, & Tom Williamson, and curated by Benjamin M. Slightom—covers a wide range of media and subject matter from drawing to video art, food to social critique. Together, the body of work begins to frame a range of difficult questions about society today and offers wildly poignant and often humorous responses to these pressing issues.

    The Queer Chocolatier
    405 S. Walnut St. Suite 204

    Queer Chocolatier is a new, local queer women-owned chocolate shop selling chocolate truffles and a line of art pieces for the homecalled Homo Décor. Owned by Morgan Roddy and Cheri Ellefson, Queer Chocolatiercrafts chocolate truffles in both classic (with dairy) and vegan (non-dairy) options.Truffles as well as Homo Décor items can be purchased at our website:www.queerchocolatier.com or at our retail location.

    For the December First Thursday event, we will have new Homo Décor pieces available as well as feature the release of two new truffle flavors, a Winter Seasonal Truffle and a December Flavor of the Month. We encourage folks to come in out of the cold, come upstairs, and enjoy a sip of hot chocolate and mingle with other chocolate-loving enthusiasts!

    Winter Seasonal Flavor: Milk Chocolate Gingerbread
    December Flavor of the Month: White Chocolate Peppermint

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

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

Jan 4, 2018

Thursday

Feb 1, 2018

Thursday

  • February's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Multiple locations Downtown Muncie and the Ball State University campus
    The Atrium Gallery Book Arts Collaborative Cornerstone Center for the Arts GindhART at Madjax Gordy Fine Art and Framing Muncie Civic Theatre Muncie Makes Lab Studio Exhale Valhalla

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    The School of Art Atrium Art Gallery will have extended hours on February 1, 2018 until 8:00 p.m. coinciding with First Thursday in downtown Muncie, a monthly celebration of the fine arts.

    The first exhibition of the Spring Semester, Night for Days, features the cross-discipline paintings & digital work of Caleb Weintraub, Associate Professor & Area Coordinator, Painting, Indiana University-Bloomington. The exhibition dates are Tuesday, January 9 to February 10, 2018 with an Opening Reception on Thursday, February 1, 2018 and a Gallery Talk at 5:00 PM.

    Normal gallery hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday, and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday. The gallery is closed on Sundays, and during all holidays and breaks observed by Ball State.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    600 E. Main

    Book Arts Collaborative will be open for First Thursday and our students will be on hand to help visitors print a souvenir using our 150-year-old presses.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    “Cornerstone Center for the Arts Ceramics Studio Open House”

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for the grand opening of the newly renovated J. Combs Ceramics Studio on Thursday, February 1. This open house will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Muncie and Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and will be free and open to the public. There will also be ceramics demonstrations and an opportunity for guests to try their hand at this art form.

    Cornerstone would like to thank the George and Francis Ball Foundation for generously funding this project. The renovation of the ceramics studio would not have been possible without their continued support of Cornerstone’s arts program. As a non-profit arts center, Cornerstone’s success is made possible by the generous support of all of the local Foundations that contribute to its arts programming.

    The studio will be named for Jasen Combs, who has taught ceramics at Cornerstone for the past 14 years, since the inception of the ceramics program. Combs recalls that in the first session just three classes were offered for youth and adults with about five students per class. In 2017, the program has grown to offer six weekly classes and served over 100 students in classes, camps, and workshops.

    Combs received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Ball State University in 1996 and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Ceramics in 2001. His teaching philosophy is to let the students experience the clay with all their senses.  He wants them to touch, feel, and make the clay move. Combs loves it when students have no previous experience with clay and he can watch how they develop and grow in the class. 

    The ribbon cutting and open house for the J. Combs Ceramics Studio at Cornerstone Center for the Arts will be on Thursday, February 1, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with February’s First Thursday. This will be the public’s first chance to see the completed studio before spring classes begin the week of February 5.

    For more information regarding the open house or spring classes, call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 23 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    “Storytelling with Paint: Art of Stories”

    Artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo of GindART Madjax will have an opening reception from 5-8pm. Come meet the artist and enjoy some light refreshments.

    Debra notes that “Art can mean a great many things to different people, or even to the artist who created it! To see highly charged works, my labor is to design great things for people who [have] a story that needs to be told. This is my artist journey and way of life. These powerful pieces giving visual voice to many different issues, some social & some which also have global implications.”

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open the exhibition “Favorite Neighbors” to celebrate the completion of renovations on the Boyce Block, our home, on Thursday February 1, 5 – 8 pm.   

    During the First Thursday party and throughout the month of February, we express our congratulations to our great neighbors by contributing a portion of all sales of paintings, prints, jewelry, and pottery to Muncie Civic Theatre. 

    “It is so nice to hear actors rehearsing and singing in the building again,” says Gordy owner Barbara Schafer.  “We admire their hard work keeping a full performance schedule over the past year in other venues.  Now we are glad to have them back.”

    Favorite Neighbors is a show that offers works of art by more than 25 East Central Indiana artists including many of our favorites from shows over the past year.  Carl and Barbara Schafer will discuss the show during a brief talk at 6:15. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served giving customers the opportunity to buy unique objects created by local artists for Valentine’s Day.

    Prices range from $1 to $2,000, with most falling between $30 to $200. From whimsical “Funcie” signs and shirts to handcrafted mugs and plates. Paintings capturing Indiana’s rural landscapes in various media to handbound journals and letterpress cards. 

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

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main

    Stop by Muncie Civic Theatre to check out the renovations to the lobby and theatre, rock out to some 80's music, enjoy some wine, and enter to win a pair of tickets to see “Rock of Ages” on Valentine's Day.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    Muncie Makes Lab presents “Year in Review,” a collection of work by architecture and landscape architecture students from Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning. The work – including submissions by Mia Baker, Anna Goodman, Shelby Harris, Allison Hoagland, Max Jolly, Dan Kaiser, Emma Mappes, Richard Meagher, Antonio Medina, Daniele Scheeringa, Alex Storz, Brendon Towle, Daniel Velasco, and Maggie Weighner, and curated by Benjamin Slightom and Megan York – covers a wide range of design projects. Together, the body of work begins to frame a range of questions posed in the field of design and offers an array of speculative responses.

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    “Observations in Black and White” by Angie Ridge Hedman

    This body of work is a collection of photographs that were inspired from the views of Angie's downtown studio, architecture, street finds, and shadows. Capturing beauty within flaws is what inspires Angie as an artist. She purposely chose to photograph in black and white because it allowed her to document a specific moment and mood that color couldn't provide.

    Angie Hedman is an artist, writer, and art educator (Monroe Central Jr/Sr High School), and the newest gallery coordinator at The Cup in the BSU village. She holds bachelors and masters degrees from Ball State University in the areas of Art Education and Metals. Although her primary areas of focus are jewelry and sculpture, her most recent bodies of work have consisted of abstract acrylic paintings, and black and white photography. When she isn't teaching, or spending time with her family, she can be found in her downtown Muncie studio either working on art or writing.

    Thre3e Wisemen Brewing Co.
    625 S. High St.

    Thr3eWismen Brewing Co. will have a tapping party at 7pm of their latest beer, “Love Potion #3.”

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

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

Mar 1, 2018

Thursday

  • March's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State Univeristy campus
    Rachel Sweet, The Atrium Gallery Vintage Postcards at Book Arts Collaborative Young Artist Exhibition at Cornerstone Downtown Flea Market GindhART at Madjax Muncie Kevin Campbell at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Chair by Tyler Bracht, Muncie Makes Lab M. Lange, "Dino," at PlySpace Jannell Summers and Karl Erickson at Savage's Thr3ewisemen tapping party Fundraiser for Forward Steps, Twin Archer Brewpub Blues Jam at Valhalla

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    83rd ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW: The School of Art Atrium Gallery will have extended hours until 8:00 PM on First Thursday for a viewing of the 83rd Annual Student Art Show.

    This annual exhibition had its genesis in 1935. It showcases a representation of student artwork from the past year that has been selected by a professional juror. This year’s juror is Harris Deller, Professor of Art-Emeritus, Ceramics, who taught for 35 years at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His work has been featured in more than 100 group exhibitions, and in over 15 solo exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States as well as in Asia and Europe. Deller’s work is represented in over 25 major collections, and he has received numerous honors including having his work featured in several publications.

    The show runs from Thursday, February 22 to Tuesday, March 13, 2018 with an Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 24, 6-8:00 PM with cash awards totaling up to $2600.

    The Atrium Gallery is located adjacent to the Atrium Foodcourt on the First Floor of the Art & Journalism Building. Atrium Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Closed Sundays and all Ball State breaks and holidays.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    600 E. Main

    Book Arts Collaborative will be displaying vintage posters from the Tribune Showprint library of historical work. On the wall right outside our shop, we'll be displaying work by English students who have visited Book Arts Collaborative this semester. This was funded by a Dean's Immersive Learning Grant, and the exhibit is part of that Immersive Project's public presentation of what the students learned.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union Young Artist Exhibition Reception: Cornerstone Center for the Arts, in partnership with PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, will host the Young Artist Exhibition on Thursday, March 1 for school-age children in Delaware County. The show will feature the artwork of students in kindergarten through twelfth grades who reside in or attend school in Delaware County. The public reception on March 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. will take place in the Colonnade Room at Cornerstone Center for the Arts in conjunction with First Thursday with awards being announced at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

    This is the second year for the show which will feature both 2D and 3D artwork submitted by hundreds of local students. Entries will be placed into four grade categories: kindergarten-second, third-fifth, sixth-eighth, and ninth-twelfth. Submissions will be accepted at Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ second floor information desk until Friday, February 23. Teachers may submit up to 10 pieces of work or students may submit up to three of their own pieces with assistance from a parent or guardian. Prize packages, including cash awards, will be awarded for first, second, third, and honorable mentions in each category. A panel of community judges will select winners prior to the public reception.

    Winning artwork will be on display at Cornerstone Center for the Arts during the month of April. The opening reception for the winners showcase will be held on Thursday, April 5 in which all winners are invited to attend and share their work with the public. Additionally, winning artwork may be displayed at PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union’s three locations.

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

    Delaware County Historical Society
    120 E. Washington

    The Delaware County Historical society will be introducing two new exhibits for First Thursday. A “Muncie Pottery Exhibit” and a “Sports and Recreation in Delaware County” exhibit. Additionally, our exhibition entitled “The 100th anniversary of the United States in WWI: 1917-1918 to 2018” will be on view. The gallery is open until 8 PM on March 1st.

    Downtown Flea Market, Oddities, and Antiques
    227 S Walnut St

    Downtown Flea Market, Oddities & Antique will be opening for our first day on March 1st. We will be open 11am to 8pm that day to give everyone a chance to come shop and look at spaces for rent!

    Thursday, March 1 at 11 AM - 8 PM

    227 S Walnut St Muncie In

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    GindART at Madjax Muncie:

    Debra Gindhart is presenting her outspoken commentary and through her visual art. “I am a spoken word artist as well, so it has been my voice and poetry flowing through the paint—be it aerosol, acrylics, assemblage or otherwise—it’s tactile and telling,” says Gindhart. Her work will tell the story of a young girl-artist-woman, giving voice to such issues as childhood sexual abuse/the degradation of women and girls, divorce, cancer—it’s funding, research and cure, chemical effects on the planet, and hunger, all told through vibrant colors sprinkled with spray art.

    Debra Gindhart is always outspoken and creative, she’s poured her energy, over the years, into various projects, both personal and community-wide. She’s practiced her love of spoken-word poetry at various First Thursday & Poetry Nights, her chapbook "My Cemetery Plot is Paid For" is available as well.

    A new acrylic series will debut March 1st, JACKSON-ESQUE is vibrational as the textures flow. Her Green Glam Studio line of environmentally friendly jewelry is part of her exhibit at Madjax Muncie. 

    “I believe that life passes from our art. We evolved with age and, hence, our style and media evolve. My art is storytelling using strokes and spray,” says Debra Gindhart. “My art has been fiber and paint and public. This show reflects the information gathered in my different age progressions. Art is in my spirit, resounding from my soul.”

    First Thursday
    March 1, 2018
    5-9pm
    Gindhart at Madjax
    2nd Floor Studio Gallery
    Opening reception meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company to present an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by artist Kevin Campbell, Thursday March 1, 5 – 8 pm.   

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open the exhibition Pieces of Infinity with paintings and sculpture by artist Kevin Campbell, Thursday March 1, 5 – 8 pm.    The exhibit will be anchored by his drawing of tiny interlocking puzzle pieces which is well over 100 square feet.  The drawing is a map that guides his Puzzle Project and will be shown to the public for the first time to offer viewers a direct understanding of the artist’s motivation.  Throughout the evening, Mr. Campbell will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. At 6:15 he will speak briefly about his work.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. 

    All of the works in the show are expressions of the interconnectedness of the natural world.  Each individual piece is “inherently part of something larger than itself,” says Campbell speaking about the idea that has driven his art for decades.  The Puzzle Project is a work of art that has no edge and so it “can be added onto – can ‘grow’ indefinitely.  As it grows, pieces and groups of pieces are separated and treated as individual works of art.”  These pieces and groups of pieces will be hung and for sale in the Gordy gallery.  Those who own a piece of the Puzzle Project will forever have a place in the larger composition. 

    “Works of art are often referred to as ‘pieces of art,’” says Gordy owner Carl Schafer.  “For Kevin Campbell this is literally true.  He is making only one work of art that has many pieces.  The title of the show, Pieces of Infinity refers to the fact that Campbell has placed no boundaries on his single work of art.  It can continue forever and each piece will always have its place.” 

    Pieces of Infinity will be exhibited throughout the month of March.  Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, visit www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson

    “Blue and Red States (of Mind)”:  Jeff Brackett is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Ball State. This display of his acrylic ink and paint in blue, red, and black, blends precision and ambiguity, disrupting uniformity and conformity in subtle – and not-so-subtle – ways. His emphasis on patterns and repetition of colors, columns, and rows invites viewers to look for details, and to be suspicious of stereotypes that oversimplify and distort diverse perspectives. He has a different series of black-ink line drawings, “Power Lines,” on display at The Cup (March-April).

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut

    Professor Scott Anderson’s advanced painting majors will be showing their work at Made in Muncie Pottery for First Thursday. Come check out what our talented BSU art majors are up to!

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main

    The Muncie Civic Theater will be hosting the Soup Kitchen of Muncie! The Soup Kitchen of Muncie will be promoting their upcoming annual Dinner and silent art auction fundraiser that will take place March 24th!

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    Muncie Makes Lab presents a collection of work by architecture students from Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning. The work – including designs by students in Professor Joshua Coggeshall’s ARCH598 furniture elective and Professor Kristin Barry’s ARCH329 architectural history and theory course – covers a wide range of design projects. Professor Coggeshall’s project, “Simple Chairs,” challenges students to research and build classic simple wood chairs. Professor Kristin Barry’s project, “Monument to a Movement,” allows students to create a speculative design for a monument that encompasses a theory behind a certain architectural movement.

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main

    “Sonder” at PlySpace: Muncie Arts and Culture Council is pleased to celebrate First Thursday, March 1, 2018 with an opening and closing reception for Sonder, an art exhibition from 5:00 - 9:00 PM at PlySpace, the soon-to-be new home for MACC located at 608 East Main Street in downtown Muncie. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    Produced in partnership with a Ball State University School of Art immersive learning course, the exhibition of student work gets its name from John Koenig, the creator of the “Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.” “Sonder” is a term coined by Keonig to describe the realization that each random passerby lives a life as vivid and complex as your own and that an epic story is continually unfolding invisibly around you. In this case, the exhibition Sonder explores and celebrates the inner worlds, passions, and inquiries of Ball State University students from varying formal disciplines and personal backgrounds.

    In addition to producing the individual works of art, the students are also responsible for designing, curating, and installing the exhibition. Participating artists include: Alexis Brooks, Danielle Campbell, Mallory Creekmur, Veronica Debone, Michael Dorsey, Mikey Higgins, Megan Lange, James Lupkin, Rowan Mayo, Summer Moore, and Megan Sutton. The selected artworks represent a variety of 2D and 3D media including glass, ink and charcoal drawings, video, and ceramics. The artists will be present throughout the evening and available to answer questions and share insights about the program and individual works with guests.

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council welcomes the public to this one-night-only First Thursday event in downtown Muncie. Parking is available in the lot immediately adjacent to the building. Entry to the exhibition is only permitted through the west-facing gallery door. For more information, please visit www.munciearts.org or visit us on social media @MuncieArts.

    Savage's Ale House (21+)
    127 N. High

    Art Show with Jannell and Karl at Savage's
    Local artist and dj Jannell Summers and artist Karl Erickson will be hanging a show of mixed media experiments for the month of March. On Thursday, March 1st, starting at 9pm, they will take over a corner of Savage's game room to do live, blind-gesture drawings of patrons. For a small donation, patrons will learn to quickly create portraits using this method by drawing one of the artists (no skill required). Each patron, in return, will get a portrait of themselves by either Jannell or Karl. Jannell and Karl will also be showcasing some various video art experiments and programming on the main television throughout the evening. Lastly, the artists will be working on a collaborative mixtape to soundtrack the evening. Make the culture where you can. See you there.

    Thre3e Wisemen Brewing Co.
    625 S. High St.

    Thr3ewiseman will be having a tapping party on First Thursday for their Manga Madness American Pale Ale.

    Twin Archer Brewpub (all ages)
    117 W. Charles St.

    Join us this month during First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Muncie as we fundraise for Forward Steps, a non-profit organization in Muncie. Local and unique businesses will be presenting their goods and services and raising money for this non-profit organization in the back room at Twin Archer. Come enjoy Twin Archer's delicious food and stop by for some fun, free gifts, giveaways!! Bring a friend!

    The following are the participating vendors:
    Pure Romance by Marlena Miniel
    Zili by Whitney Crider
    Lori's Lovely Lashes by Lori Lynette Lloyd
    Lewis Custom Woodworking by Daron Lee Lewis

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

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

     

Apr 5, 2018

Thursday

  • April's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
    "Stand Together" with A Better Way Allyssa Burch at The Atrium Gallery, Ball State University Lily Rawson at The Atrium Gallery, Ball State University Beyond I CAN at Dandelions Boutique Young Artists Exhibition Winners, Cornerstone Center for the Arts GindhART at Madjax Rosie Sampley of Gordy Fine Art and Framing Marek Peretta of Gordy Fine Art and Framing "Conservation Tales" at Made in Muncie Jess Matthews, "Freak Show" at Madjax, 2nd floor “Vis Com Senior Show 2018" at Muncie Makes Lab “College of Architecture and Planning Design Selections" at Muncie Makes Lab: "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

    A Better Way
    Corner of Walnut St. and Charles St.

    "Stand Together" with A Better Way Services to show support to victims of sexual assault. This event is in connection with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, themed "Embrace Your Voice."  

    At 5 PM, we will have educational material available for review and supplies to create a sign representing your feelings of sexual assault. You may choose to represent a silent victim, hold a sign of statistics, or represent yourself as an ally. Please come and use your creativity to show support to survivors, stand up to victim blaming, correct harmful misconceptions, promote everyday consent, and practice healthy communication with children.

    We will be holding this event at the South end of Walnut Street, near the Walnut Street and Charles Street intersection. At 5:30 PM, we will stand in solidarity for 30 minutes showing victims we are there to support them.  

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    “MFA Creative Project Exhibition”: The School of Art Atrium Gallery will have a closing reception from 4:00-6:00 PM with extended viewing hours until 8 PM. The show features the artwork of Allyssa Burch and Lily Rawson, who are specializing in Glass at the Marilyn Glick Glass Center for the capstone experience required of graduate students as they complete their 3rd Year Creative Project for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in studio art. The exhibition runs from Tuesday, March 27 to Friday, April 6.

    The Atrium Gallery is located adjacent to the Atrium Food Court on the First Floor of the Art & Journalism Building. Atrium Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Closed Sundays and all Ball State breaks and holidays.

    Beyond I Can at Dandelions Boutique
    120 S. Walnut St.

    Beyond I CAN will be set up in Dandelions Flowers & Gifts Shop on First Thursday. We will have a table set up with pottery and cards for purchase inside Dandelions. Some of the Artisans and staff will be there. We will have information cards about our services and contact info available as well.

    Beyond I CAN is a creative day services program. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities through the experience of running their own business; from artistic design and production, to marketing and sales with assistance of staff. We provide an integrated work place where there is respect for all. Artisans can work in their own unique way, take pride in their work accomplishments and give to their community.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    600 E. Main

    Book Arts Collaborative will have an exhibition of a selection of vintage posters from the Tribune Showprint archives.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    “Young Artist Exhibition Winners:"
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union will host a reception and art show featuring the winners of the 2018 Young Artist Exhibition. The reception will take place in the Heritage Room on the second floor of Cornerstone in conjunction with April’s First Thursday, on April 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. The top four pieces from each grade category will be on display. This reception is open to the winning artists, their families, teachers, and any art lovers in our community. Refreshments will be provided by Mr. Mouse. After of the winners’ reception, the artwork will be showcased at PrimeTrust’s three branches.

    Winners in the kindergarten through second grade category were first place – Shiloh Ramos of East Washington Academy, second place – Annabelle Carter of East Washington Academy, third place – homeschooled, Peter Gestwicki, and honorable mention – Parker Shelley of West View Elementary.

    The third through fifth grade category winners were first place – Chloe Miller Southview Elementary, second place – Reese Ullman of West View Elementary, third place – Kathryn Enos of East Washington Academy, and honorable mention – Etienne Renet of East Washington Academy.

    The prizewinners in the sixth through eighth grade category were first place – Haley Blanchard of Delta Middle School, second place – Cori Chapman of Delta Middle School, third place – Hazel Crow of Burris Laboratory School, and honorable mention – Eden Richey of Delta Middle School.

    In the ninth through twelfth grade category the top pieces were first place – Katelyn Wade of Delta High School, second place – Shelby Hathaway of Yorktown High School, third place – Claire George of Delta High School, and honorable mention – Hezekiah Tyler of Burris High School.

    Be sure to join Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union in celebrating the winners of the 2018 Young Artist Exhibition on Thursday, April 5.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    Muncie painter, Debra Gindhart, celebrates April's First Thursday from 5-9pm in her new gallery/studio at Madjax Muncie. There will be an opening reception to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments while sipping some wine and taking in the view. The show includes "Red White Blue & Screwed,” Gindhart's homage to POTUS Trump and "Not your Grandmother's Tablecloth" series two, as well as layers of aerosols using vintage motifs and patriotic colors. There is also a new collection of Green Glam Studio recycled earrings, Boho Tassels, and Peace Elephants. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing introduces Rosie Sampley as the newest member of our team, Thursday April 5, 5 – 8 pm.   

    Barbara and Carl Schafer are pleased to showcase our strong experienced team at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company who work directly with customers to meet a variety of framing needs. 

    The newest member to the team is Rosie Sampley.  Many will remember Rosie as the owner from 1996 until 2013 of Rosie’s Custom Frames, an institution in Muncie for regional needle pointers and cross-stitchers.  Besides her expertise in the needle arts, she also specializes in creating shadow boxes that can capture unique personal memories from vacations to sporting evets. Rosie brings a down-to-earth approach to framing and preserving family treasures.  She believes that anything can be framed and has over thirty years of experience doing just that.

    Mark Perretta joined our team last fall and brings a strong visual eye through his experience as an artist, culinary talent, and fabricator and installer of sculpture. Mark is strong in all areas of framing and is focusing his talent making our original line of Schafer-Gordy frames which are gilded and finished by hand from raw wood.

    Owners Carl and Barbara Schafer have over 25 years each in the museum world working with artists and caring for works of art and historic artifacts.  They have first-hand knowledge of preservation framing and how to showcase artworks in a frame that enhances the beauty of the art.  Carl has special expertise restoring antique frames as well as crafting from appropriate frames from scratch that compliment all types and periods of artworks.   “Gordy is thrilled to bring together these varied skills and approaches to framing under one roof so anyone walking in our door can feel comfortable.  We have the best framers in East Central Indiana helping you,” says Barbara Schafer. 

    Please join Barbara, Carl, Mark and Rosie on First Thursday, April 5th for an open house from 5 until 8 with food and drink and as always a place to see friends.

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut

    “Conservation Tales: Bees and Salamanders with a sneak peak of Manatees, Sea Turtles, and Seahorses.”

    Art exhibition and book sale. Learn more about the series on wildlife conservation for young readers (grades 3-5). Meet the Author, Tom J. McConnell, Ph.D., from the Department of Biology and Art Director and Barbara Giorgio from the School of Art at Ball State University. School of Art illustrators, designers, photographer, and educators will be available for book signings and to answer questions about the creative process.

    Four books in the series will be available for purchase:
    Cerulean Warbler, Bats, Salamanders, Bees

    Get a sneak peek at the next three books in the series to be available June 2018:
    Manatees, Sea Turtles, Seahorses

    Learn more about the series at www.conservationtales.com

    Madjax Muncie
    514 E. Jackson St. 2nd fl.

    Freak Shows: The Main Attraction by Jess Matthews”

    Come one, Come All! This interactive exhibit surrounds you in conditions that people deemed as "freaks" faced everyday. Multiple facts are brought up in humorous ways to allow this hardening information easier to take in. My senior campaign focuses on bringing the light of the stage to the "freaks" and to make people aware of their actual diseases/disabilities rather than the cruel names they were known for.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    “Vis Com Senior Show 2018 and CAP Design Selections”
    There will be an opening reception from 5-8pm at Muncie Makes Lab for two design shows:

    The Vis Com Senior Show is an exhibit by the graduating class of Graphic Design students at Ball State University, School of Art. Students will show 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.

    College of Architecture and Planning Professor Ana De Brea will also be presenting selected works from her fourth year design studio and her personal investigations. 

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

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

     

May 3, 2018

Thursday

  • Brink of Summer Artswalk (May's First Thursday): full listing 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
    Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development, , the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., and the School of Art at Ball State University Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development, , the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., and the School of Art at Ball State University Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development, , the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., and the School of Art at Ball State University Kaiti Sullivan, "Generations of New," Cornerstone Center for the Arts Gindhart's One Year Anniversary, Madjax, 2nd floor Pawnee Readymade Frames, Gordy Fine Art and Framing “A Night with Vonnegut: An Interactive Multi-Media Exhibit," Guardian Brewing Co. "The Art of Dave and Tina Fox," Guardian Brewing Co. “Glue and Scissors "Empowering Women," Madjax Beyond I CAN, Madjax "Scratch Disk" Video Show, Madjax Tipsy Turvey Pubcakes, Madjax "To Muncie, With Love," Muncie Makes Lab Virtual Reality from the IDIA Lab, Muncie Makes Lab Melissa Livermore, "Deconstruction," Plyspace Jannell Summers, "TV EYE," Studio Exhale Tres Amigos Beer Release, Thr3e Wisemen "Blues Jam," Valhalla YART, Canan Commons YART, Canan Commons

    The Brink of Summer Artswalk!

    There is so much going on DWNTWN during the First Thursday Gallery Walk in May, we decided it needed its own name! Artswalk is sponsored by Downtown Development, the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., and the School of Art at Ball State University. Join us from 5pm-8pm on May 3rd for the following events:

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    The School of Art and the Atrium Gallery are proud to present the fourth in our spring series of four Senior capstone exhibitions for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in the Atrium Gallery showcasing the culmination of the undergraduate art studio experience in the School of Art.

    This fourth exhibition is open for viewing from May 1st – 5th. The opening reception is Thursday May 3rd from 4-6 pm. The gallery will have Extended Hours on May 3rd for First Thursday art events in downtown Muncie, until 8 PM.

    The Atrium Gallery is located adjacent to the Atrium Food Court on the First Floor of the Art & Journalism Building. Gallery hours M - F, 10-4 pm, Sat 1-4 pm, closed Sundays and university holidays.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

    In conjunction with the “A Night with Vonnegut” exhibit at the Guardian Brewing Co., Book Arts Collaborative will offer visitors the opportunity to print a 3-color commemorative poster featuring a lesser-known quotation from the work of Kurt Vonnegut.

    Canan Commons
    500 S. Walnut St.

    Help us harken warmer weather with Muncie Ballet Studio and BSU Student Dance Association as they join us to teach guests a Maypole dance! Look for the Maypole at Canan Commons.

    Also, YART will be at Canan Commons! See below under “YART” for more details.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 3, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for the opening reception of Generations of New by photographer, Kaiti Sullivan. The exhibition will be held in the Founder’s Room on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Generations of New is a photo project documenting family farms in rural Muncie, Indiana.

    As the number of family owned farms declines, so does the number of journalists documenting them. People living in rural towns account for nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population, many of them underreported or unreported. These generations of families are full of beautiful, untold stories. Kaiti Sullivan photographed these families in attempt to reveal their arduous lifestyles and moments of connection.

    Kaiti is a Senior Photojournalism and Fine Art student at Ball State University. She is the Photo Editor of Ball State’s Daily News and the President of Ball State’s National Press Photographers Association. You can visit her website at www.kaitlynnlouise.com.

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

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization with a mission to nurture community connections by providing opportunities for creative expression, educational programs, and events in a historic setting.

    Courtyard Marriott at Horizon Convention Center/ Walnut Street
    601 S. High St.

    Flower Hour, a fundraiser for the Erskin Green Training Center, will be blooming on Walnut St.! Your $20 ticket will score you a beautiful bouquet after visiting each flower distribution location.  You will receive your vase and treated to a reception at the Courtyard Marriot after your adventure.  Tickets are limited to the first 200 and are available at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel and the Horizon Convention Center.

    Dandelions Boutique
    120 S. Walnut St

    Reashea Reed and Lisa Pritchett of Shea's Diamonds & Personal Jeweler will be set up outside of Dandelion’s Boutique selling Sorrelli jewelry, a fun bright collection of antique inspired jewelry, and a new collection of beautiful cuff bracelets that are truly artwork in fashion jewelry. Shea’s carries the following jewelry designers: Frederic Duclos, Andrea Candela, Lafonn, Sorrelli, Charles Garnier, Elle, Artistry, as well as the new collection of Evocateur Style.

    The artist notes: I have spent the past 30 years working in the jewelry business in local stores. I spent the last twelve years at Ashcraft Jewelers before they closed in June. I opened my own business this past October hoping to provide my clients with the same customer service, and style they had come to expect from me. I am now a private jeweler who works with customers on a personal level. I enjoy doing special community events, as well as pop up shops within a local business.  I offer a collection of unique jewelry from different designers. I carry a large collection of affordable jewelry that would be perfect for any special occasion as well as a self purchase. Working with designers like Frederic Duclos who enjoys working with different textures and finishes allows me to have collections that are both stylish and well made. I offer all the services of a traditional jewelry store with the personal service of a private shopper. 

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles

    Forever Young Children's Boutique will host an after hours event during the Brink of Summer Artswalk from 5:00-8:00pm. We will offer new releases, special discounts, treats, and an attendee drawing.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    "ART is Influential" by Debra Gindhart: This is ONE year! Muncie artist Debra Gindhart to celebrate May’s First Thursday at Madjax Muncie, marking one year in the community of makers building. The exhibit will feature aerosol, acrylic, sculpture paintings, assemblage, altered thrift store art, and redirected art techniques, including social commentary messages in paint.. There will be Green Glam Studio jewelry available as well. Come meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments while sipping some wine during the Brink of Spring ArtsWalk reception.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Pawnee Readymade Frames: On First Thursday May 3rd, Gordy Fine Art and Framing is introducing a new line of readymade frames available in standard sizes for purchase in our store.  Pawnee frames are made 100% from found materials and are packaged and priced to sell-abrate Muncie.  They are inspired by Muncie’s place in American pop-culture.  Sizes include The fierce Robin-size (3 x 5), The Close Encounter (4 x 6), The Middle-towner (5 x 7), The Muncie Timeshare (8 x 10), and Framed and Famous (8 ½ x 11).

    The event is being held along with our Mother’s Day Sale which runs from Saturday April 28 to Saturday May 12.  During the sale Gordy is offering 20% off on all custom framing in time to surprise mothers and graduates with a gift that will last a lifetime.  Our expert frame designers can preserve and transform treasured objects from childhood, school days, motherhood, professional honors, and military service into wall hangings that can be displayed and seen every day.   Remember that Father’s Day is also coming up soon.

    Please join Barbara, Carl, Mark and Rosie on First Thursday, May 3rd from 5 until 8 with food and drink and as always a place to see friends.

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson

    Guarding Brewing Co. will host an opening reception of “A Night with Vonnegut: An Interactive Multi-Media Exhibit” in their all-ages common area. The show is on loan from the Vonnegut Museum and Library and was created by Immersive Learning students at Ball State under the direction of Rai Peterson. Guest speaker Dan Wakefield, author, editor, and personal friend of Vonnegut, will take the stage at 6:00 to give a brief talk. In the taproom (21+), they will feature the art of Dave and Tina Fox, as well as a beer release of Rosewater Golden Ambrosia Saison with hibiscus flowers and rose hips on tap. There will be 100 limited release 22oz bottles available and 10% of Rosewater sales will go to help fund the Vonnegut Museum and Library.

    Kurt Vonnegut is a renowned author, who took an unflinching look at the world, tempered with a satirical eye and sardonic sense of humor. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five. Come out and celebrate one of Indiana's true treasures!

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.

    Co:Lab (1st floor): “Glue and Scissors "Empowering Women" art show, aimed at connecting the student body and community, and highlighting talented female artists. Art pieces reflecting themes of women's empowerment going above and beyond, challenging conventional ideas, and presenting these ideas in a unique, creative manner will be on exhibit.

    Beyond I CAN (1st floor): Beyond I CAN is a program dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals who have disabilities and gifts through the experience of running their own business, from artistic design and production to marketing and sales. Enhancing the quality of their lives due to self-confidence built on real abilities instead of focusing on their disabilities, the participants experience a natural transition from the world of school to the world of adult living via the Beyond I CAN Gallery and Gift Shop.

    The Beyond I CAN program offers participants the opportunity to learn vocational and life skills that will help them contribute to the community while developing self-respect and the highest level of self-sufficiency. Workers develop an artistically-based line of products they display and market in their gallery and online gift shop. This program serves as a model to mainstream businesses of how individuals with special needs can contribute in the workforce.

    Scratch Disk, Co (1st floor, Public Hall): Join our Video class at MadJax on May 3rd for a Video Show! Refreshments will be provided and Guardian Brewing Company is located in MadJax as well! Each day leading up to the show we will post information about the individual pieces, stay tuned!

    Tipsy Turvey Pubcakes (1st floor): A Ball State University graduate and longtime Muncie resident is the one-person team behind Tipsy Turvey Pubcakes, a small business she started about two years ago that combines her love for craft beer with her love for baking. Turvey makes everything from bread to beer-seasoned crackers using mostly local or state-made brews.

    Banner Clothing Company (1st floor): Banner Clothing Company is an apparel and custom design clothing company specializing in: Graphic Design, Vinyl, Embroidery, and Screen Printing. BCB strives to print on apparel that inspires faith, hope, and love to their clients.

    Live screen printing demonstrating how to use a one-color screen printing press. Customers can purchase a shirt and print on their shirt using a one-color screen printing press.

    The Mocal Collective
    301 S. Walnut St., Ste. 101

    The Mocal Collective is an art show that features a group of creative friends who kept kickin’ it in Muncie after they finished school. These Mocals (an affectionate contraction of “Muncie Local”) work in a variety of mediums and are excited to collaborate on their first gallery show and celebrate their talent together. Come by from 5-8pm to check out the following featured Mocal artists:

    Zach Poor is a graphic designer and amateur type hunter who explores elements of design via photography. His work features found typography from around Muncie and explores analog processes of image creation via film photography.

    Tanesha Tanaé Burrell is a lively creative with an appetite for graphic design. In her art she applies methods of printmaking to explore the complexity of human body language and personality.

    Joshua Westbrook is a human being who is passionate about entering conversations about restoration through the visual mediums of art and design. His work features rare photographic documentation of the pothole portals of Muncie, IN.

    Sam Langdon is an artist who is inspired by nature and the world around her. She allows her imagination to mix with her experiences in nature, and transfer it into mixed media pieces using mediums such as watercolors, white ink, and black india ink.

    Bobby Bennett is an artist who enjoys telling stories through filmmaking, photography, and drawing. He recently fulfilled a dream to visit Iceland where his love of photography led him to try and capture the country’s beauty. He hopes to share some images from the trip, but also his thoughts and experience on photography, making new memories, and learning to enjoy the moment in a new place.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Please join the Muncie Makes Lab from 5-8 pm for the following events:

    "To Muncie, With Love" (1st floor): By Breanne Trammell with Alexis Brooks, Danielle Campbell, Brent Cole, Mallory Creekmur, Veronica DeBone, Michael Dorsey, Mickey Higgins, Maura Jasper, Megan Lange, James Lupkin, Rowan Mayo, Summer Moore, Megan Sutton. Visiting artist Breanne Trammell presents a collaborative exhibition/event produced with students and faculty from the School of Art. Featuring letterpress posters, a poetry zine workshop, and community karaoke. Join us for zines, songs, and fun!

    “Year in Review 2” (2nd floor): a collection of work by architecture and landscape architecture students from Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning.

    “Virtual Reality from the IDIA Lab” (2nd floor): Stop by to explore selections from our immersive multiuser virtual environments that use the Oculus Rift Head Mounted Display showcasing our historic simulations and interactive artworks. 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.

    Muncie Music Center
    600 S. Mulberry St.

    The long-awaited line up for this year's Muncie Three Trails Music Series will be announced during the Gallery Walk at Muncie Music Center. Enjoy free food from Downtown Farm Stand while you listen to LIVE music from the Muncie Music Center house band. Be sure to stop by for this first time ever event!  CD packages from all four headliners will be given throughout the evening!

    The Muncie Three Trails Music Series is a non-profit endeavor presented by Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, and Rick Zeigler, series founder and organizer. The series is dedicated to presenting outstanding national recording acts free of charge. Attendees are also encouraged to take advantage of the concert venues’ proximity to Muncie’s downtown and the three beautiful trails that give the series its name: the White River Greenway, Cardinal Greenway, and Muncie Arts and Culture trail. Our hope is that all series attendees will heed our slogan, “Explore the Trails, Enjoy the Music.”

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council will host PlySpace Open Studios at Madjax with current resident artists Melissa Joy Livermore, Nick Witten, and Danielle Joy Graves for First Thursday, May 3rd from 5-8 pm. The artists will be on hand during the reception and available for informal discussion about their personal and collaborative residency projects.

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    TV EYE: Art Exhibit by Jannell Summers: Join Studio Exhale on May 3 from 5-6:30pm as we welcome the art of Jannell Summers for our May Arts Walk Reception!

    Thr3e Wisemen Brewing Co.
    625 S. High St.

    Join Thr3 Wisemen for the release of their new beer, “Tres Amigos: Mexican Lager.”

    Tribune Showprint (at Madjax)
    515 E. Main

    Tribune Showprint will be open for First Thursday giving shop tours and will have new items for sale in the retail shop.

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

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

    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 here and in several U.S. cities - a Muncie original! The Muncie YART is now held Downtown, at Canan Commons, twice a year, Spring and Fall, on the First Thursday of every May and October.

    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. The Spring 2018 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the May 2018 Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, May 3rd, from 5-9pm. YART will ring the park at Canan Commons, Muncie's great urban greenspace park and amphitheater at the roundabout on South Walnut Street in Downtown Muncie, Indiana.

    All forms of Art are welcome at YART! 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 and their homes. To this goal, all YART Art will be priced below $40! YART works to enable local creative entrepreneurs and to improve the Muncie economy. Shop local, support independents, enjoy your town!

    Last YART featured over 100 Artists! 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! This is a great opportunity to enjoy your family interacting with local culture in a dynamic, lively, and relaxed atmosphere. We love kids and there will be lots of fun stuff for them at Canan Commons too!

    The Spring 2018 Muncie YART will feature a wide variety of handmade jewelry, photography, clothing, 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, LIVE ART and LIVE MUSIC from The Shamaniacs and Ripped From the Roots, and so much more!

    Fun for all ages - YART and the First Thursday Gallery Walk are for the whole family!

    Miss Moth (YART Director) and the YART Artists very much thank Cheryl Crowder of the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership and the Muncie Parks Department for their generous support! :) YART is an all-volunteer, zero-budget, community event. THANK YOU!

    Go here to RSVP on our EVENT page on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/208614256534183/?ti=icl

    LIKE Muncie YART on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muncie-Yart/156725934394407

Jun 7, 2018

Thursday

  • June's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
    Blacksmith Demo at 111 Arts Gallery Ashley Allegretti, "Beginnings," at The Atrium Gallery Bad Art Night at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Pink Floyd's "The Wall," After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Gordy Fine Art and Framing The Bearded Baker at Madjax Angie Ridge Hedman, "Patterns," at Savage's Alehouse "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E. Main

    111 Arts Gallery will have a blacksmith demo by Jacob Price in the parking lot adjacent to the gallery.

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    The School of Art is proud to present the BEGINNINGS 2018 Student Art Exhibition in the Atrium Gallery, open until Saturday, July 21. The gallery will have Extended Hours on June 7th for First Thursday art events in downtown Muncie, until 8 PM. This exhibition is free and open to the public.

    This exhibition focuses on the amazing work done by First Year students in the School of Art during the 2017-2018 academic year. This exhibit is a great chance to see the exciting drawings, designs, and sculptures being made by some of the School of Art's newest artists!

    Atrium Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Closed Sundays and all Ball State breaks and holidays.

    The Brinkman Gallery
    409 S. Walnut

    Gay Nation with Brinkman Gallery. Tracey Danner Odenwelder with Total Dynamic Organization. Dale Basham with #RoBash

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    “Bad Art Night” at Cornerstone: Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, June 7, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm for Bad Art Night at Cornerstone. Leave your talent at the door and create your best disasterpiece at this free event. Bad Art Night encourages attendees to create the tackiest, ugliest, and most ridiculous artwork with a chance to win prizes. Bad Art Night on First Thursday will take place in Studio A on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

    This event is co-hosted by Muncie Public Library and Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Bad Art Night is a monthly workshop that rotates between the locations of Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Maring Hunt Library.

    For more information about Bad Art Night, 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”: Muncie Downtown Development in partnership with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks June through September. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for these great 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.

    The first film of the season will be Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”. In advance of the screening, local talent “The Meanies” will play two special sets of Pink Floyd classics on the Fickle Peach patio.
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    Coming up!
    July 12th - La La Land
    Aug 2nd - The Blues Brothers
    Sept. 6th - Brazil

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    Art It's The Way You Are "LOVE" series 1, Momma Knows Best series 2, "Please Don't Do Coke In Our Bathroom,” and "Patterns & Words" series 1 is the June 7th First Thursday gallery exhibit by local artist Debra Gindhart at Madjax Muncie. Paintings in aerosols and acrylics using altered thrift store art and redirected art techniques. Debra also includes her line of recycled jewelry Green Glam Studio in her 2nd floor studio. Meet the artist from 5-8pm and enjoy light refreshments.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Barbara and Carl Schafer invite you to come share a glass of wine or a soft drink with the staff of Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company from 5-8pm.     

    During the First Thursday party and throughout the month of June, we will feature works of art by more than 25 East Central Indiana artists including many of our personal favorites.  The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served giving customers the opportunity to buy unique objects created by local artists.

    Prices range from $1 to $2,000, with most falling between $30 to $200. From whimsical “Funcie” signs and shirts to handcrafted mugs and plates. Paintings capturing Indiana’s rural landscapes in various media to handbound journals and letterpress cards. 

    The show will run throughout June and July with new works continually added to replace things that are purchased and removed.

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. 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

    Start your summer with some great music. At 7:30pm, Joan Hamilton, recording artist, guitar player and singer will perform at Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison and Adams). Joan is currently living in Indy but Muncie is her hometown. There will be CD’s of Joan’s music for sale at the concert.  There will be snacks and drinks for your enjoyment. All donations will go to Wild Card Cafe, a program to support BSU students through Grace Village.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.

    The Bearded Baker will be selling delicious baked goods for First Thursday at Madjax!

    Savage's Ale House (21+)
    127 N. High

    Savages will have Angie Ridge Hedman hanging art. Her show is called “Patterns.” She used mixes of acrylic and vintage dress patterns.

    Tribune Showprint (at Madjax)
    515 E. Main

    Tribune Showprint will be open and giving shop tours. One press will be inked and ready to have our guest pull a print.

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

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

Jul 5, 2018

Thursday

  • July's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Kevin Campbell's "Dog Portraits" at The Brinkman Gallery Work by local Muncie artists will be featured at the Downtown Flea Market Lohren Deeg, "Urban Plein Air: Urban Sketches and Travels" at the Fickle Peach Lemonade Stand and Kid's Chalk Art Walk at Forever Young Debra Gindhart's work at GindhART, 2nd floor, Madjax Egyptian food from the Maadi Grill's new downtown location Sarah Morton, "Nocturnal Creations" at Savage's Alehouse "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

    The Brinkman Gallery
    409 S. Walnut
    The Brinkman Gallery will feature Kevin Campbell’s “Puzzle Project” as well as the artist’s “Dog Portraits” series. Dale Basham will also be at the Brinkman Gallery promoting an upcoming event- his Inauguration Gala as upcoming Rotary District Governor. Matt Howell will be there photographing the event.

    Downtown Flea Market, Oddities, and Antiques
    227 S Walnut St
    The Downtown Flea Market will be open until 7pm for July’s First Thursday. The work of many  local artists is currently on display in the store, including Michael Eldon DuQuette, Daline Beachler, and Debra Gindhart, as well as articulated animal skeletons by Lauren Veach and Wet Specimens by Drew Minier.

    We are much more than a Flea Market! We many have vendors who are artists and ones that make artisan-crafted items. Not only do we have local artists, but we also have art for sale from around the world!

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    The Fickle Peach will feature an exhibition by Lohren Deeg titled "Urban Plein Air: Urban Sketches and Travels.” The exhibition a series of matted digital prints from Deeg’s 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 three awards from ASAI in their 2017 and 2018 competitions.

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    Forever Young will be hosting a lemonade stand and kids chalk art walk for First Thursday from 5-7pm.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    Local artist Debra Gindhart will have a reception for her show “I Reconstruct,” featuring aerosol, acrylic, and assemblage wall art. From the artist: “Altered thrift store art allows for my creative palette to redirect the paint. Looking past the obvious, close observation and engagement of the subject is my process. The challenge is to see beyond the distraction of the conspicuous to capture its unique self. Some of my subjects are quite beautiful, others less so. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in unusual places.”

    Come meet the artist in her 2nd floor Madjax studio from 5-8pm. Light refreshments will be served.

    Maadi Grill
    125 E. Charles
    Maadi Grill will be staying open late July 5th to join the downtown community for July’s first Thursday event. We will have appetizers, desserts and several different teas available to enjoy during the event. We will also be featuring a talented local belly dancer at 6pm and FIFA World Cup Matches will be on our televisions. We are new to the downtown community and are excited to meet all of the new folks. So stop by and enjoy a little taste of Egypt!

    Savage's Ale House (21+)
    127 N. High

    Savages will feature an exhibition of work from artist Sarah Morton titled “Nocturnal Creations.”

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

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

Aug 2, 2018

Thursday

  • August's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Kevin Campbell's DOG portraits, Brinkman Gallery Kevin Campbell, The Puzzle Project, Brinkman Gallery Leon Crosby, Train, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Downtown Flea Market, Oddities, and Antiques "The Blues Brothers," After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach Fourteen Boards of Baubles, GindhART at Madjax Ivy Tech's Demo Day Canan Commons Grates, the site of the hopes we wear on our backs, a participatory public weaving project by PlySpace Resident Artist Kacie Lyn Martinez "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

    Book Arts Collaborative will be open with a project for visitors to print.  Come by and meet our new faculty, Jim Bradley and Jim Shimkus from Bracken Library, along with returning faculty members Kim Miller from Tribune Showprint and Rai Peterson from the BSU Department of English.

    Brinkman Gallery
    409 S. Walnut

    Brinkman Gallery will feature the Puzzle Project by Kevin Campbell and Kevin’s original DOG portraits. His art ranges from a single piece puzzle to a 730 piece puzzle.  We are featuring one of his creations that is over 200 pieces call “Sweet Thursday” Check our Kevin’s website http://www.kevincampbellartwork.com/

    Kevin is a native of Griffith, IN and moved to Muncie in 1972 to attend BSU.  He has lived in Muncie ever since.

    Brinkman Gallery is located at 409 South Walnut Street – corner of Walnut and Charles and welcomes guests to meet Kevin Campbell and enjoy refreshments during First Thursday.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for the opening reception of Street Vibe by local artist Leon Crosby. The reception will take place in the newly renovated Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in conjunction with August’s First Thursday events.

    Taking inspiration from mural art around the world, this collection aims to hit the multiple different styles that can encompass street art from surrealism, graffiti, fantasy art, watercolor and classical styles. These styles and more will be evident in Crosby’s unique show Street Vibe.

    Leon Crosby is a local artist, teacher, and street artist. Street Vibe will be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of August. For more information about the exhibition call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 23 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

    Downtown Flea Market, Oddities, and Antiques
    227 S Walnut St

    We are far more than an ordinary store; come visit us and find your treasure! This First Thursday, we will have three special guests:

    -Melissa Davis, owner of Queen Honey Bee Creations
    -Jazon Zachary, a wood carver/sculptor from What Hides Inside
    -Bob Williams of P& P Designs, who makes custom lamps out of everyday objects. 

    We also have local artist work Daline Beacher, Michael DuQuette and Debra Gindhart along with art and collections from all cultures. Open until 7!

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    After Hours Art Reels: “The Blues Brothers”
    Muncie Downtown Development in partnership with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for these great film classics!

    August’s film will be “The Blues Brothers” featuring a special guest appearance!  Come ready to shake your tail feather!

    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.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    "Fourteen Boards of BAUBLES": Debra Gindhart is a local artist who has shared her love of art, poetry, and repurposing with ECI AND beyond. Her artist mantra is "RE-use, RE-claim, RE-new." This mantra moves through her wall art and her Green Glam Studio jewelry. During August's First Thursday, Debra is showcasing her recycle chic necklaces and earrings directly from the artist's private collection vault. Each designer set is $40 and up. If you have ever wanted to wear what she wore, this is your chance. 

    Come meet the artist from 5-8pm and enjoy light refreshments & sippables during the First Thursday gallery walk. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy will be hosting our mid-summer art party showing represented artists and featuring live acoustic music by Greg Pyle and Austin Burton. Pyle and Burton will play from 6:00-7:30pm. The Gordy gallery will serve refreshments from 5:00-8:00 pm. Free and open to the public.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    The Hillcroft Services Choir and Handchimes Groups will be performing from 7-8:30pm at Grace Episcopal Church on Madison Ave. In addition, Hillcroft’s Creativity Unlimited will have a booth selling items crafted by our artists. Come hear arrangements of today’s best Pop music and check out some beautiful artwork.

    Ivytech
    Corner of High and Main St.

    Join Ivy Tech on August 2nd for Demo Day as we take the first steps toward the new downtown campus located at the corner of High and Main Streets. Festivities begin with an Express Enrollment event from 9am-4pm where you can register for Fall classes.

    You can help an Ivy Tech student with their new beginning! Swing a sledge hammer at the demolition site and donate to the New Beginnings Scholarship!

    The evening celebration will kick off at 4pm with a free Zumba class. At 5pm there will be food trucks and beer tents. At 6:30pm, the Carl Storie Band will perform.

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main

    The Muncie Arts and Culture Council and PlySpace, an artist-in-residence program based in the Emily Kimbrough Historic District in downtown Muncie, Indiana, are excited to announce the second Summer Term Resident Artist, Kacie Lyn Martinez. Martinez is a participatory fiber artist based in Brooklyn, New York whose work generates contemporary weaving projects which combine therapeutic, meditative practice with traditional weaving methods. While in residence at PlySpace throughout the month of August, Martinez will present a public weaving project,

    “the hopes we wear on our backs”, at Canan Commons. The launch of this project will coincide with the First Thursday in August. She will also work directly with the YWCA of Muncie and Muncie OUTreach as community collaborative project partners to explore the weaving process as a catalyst for healing, community cohesion, and home-making.

    The participatory public art project titled “the hopes we wear on our backs” explores the process of collectively envisioning Muncie’s future. Held at the west end of Canan Commons through the month of August, “the hopes we wear on our backs” invites Muncie residents to write out their hopes for the city on strips of recycled clothing which will then be woven by Martinez and interested participants into a temporary public artwork installed at the Canan Commons grates. The project is inspired by a lack of public spaces for dialogue as well as negative news cycles which sensationalize trauma and ignore daily beauty in our communities. The project aims to engage with various Muncie communities by using participatory fiber arts to make physical the process of collective dreaming.

    Martinez will begin actively working on the public installation on First Thursday, August 2nd, from 5-8 PM. She will be on site to answer questions about the project and her process, and the public is invited to participate by sharing their hopes and dreams for Muncie in person. She will continue the project by facilitating public participation each following Saturday throughout the month of August from 11 AM to 2 PM. Martinez will also be on site Saturday, August 4th from 6-8 PM prior to Downtown Development’s Moonlight Movie screening of “Wonder Woman” at Canan Commons. The public can also participate at any time by adding to the supply of recycled clothing strips and writing their hopes on the strips for Martinez to weave during her next public workday. Full instructions on how to participate will be available at the Canan Commons artwork site and on www.plyspace.org.

    For more information about Muncie Arts and Culture Council and its other programs, please visit www.munciearts.org. Questions or comments about the PlySpace Residency program, events, and community collaborations can be directed to Program Coordinator, Erin Williams at hello@plyspace.org.

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

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

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

     

Sep 6, 2018

Thursday

  • September's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
    "Beginnings, The Atrium Gallery, BSU Bookarts Collaborative "Nineteen (filter)," KevinCampbell at Brinkman Gallery GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Alan Patrick, "Blue Woods," Gordy Fine Art and Framing Muncie Map Co., Muncie Makers Market Pop-Up Shop Blues Jam at Valhalla Tipsy Turvy will be at Madjax from 5-9pm

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    The School of Art is pleased to continue its summer exhibition to present BEGINNINGS 2018: EXTENDED, a Student Art Exhibition in the Atrium Gallery. It remains on display until Tuesday, September 18 with a closing reception from 4-6 pm. The gallery will have Extended Hours on September 6 for First Thursday art events in downtown Muncie, until 8 PM. This exhibition is free and open to the public.

     

    This exhibition focuses on the amazing work done by First Year students in the School of Art during the 2017-2018 academic year. This exhibit is a great chance to see the exciting drawings, designs, and sculptures being made by some of the School of Art's newest artists!

    Atrium Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Closed Sundays and all Ball State breaks and holidays.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

    Come by Book Arts Collaborative in the Madjax building to greet our fall 2018 students and turn one of our 100 year old printing presses.

    The Brinkman Gallery
    409 S. Walnut

    Brinkman Gallery will be featuring "Waterscapes" by artist,  Kevin Campbell. We will also be featuring Kevin's original DOG portraits and "The Puzzle Project".  Check our Kevin’s website http://www.kevincampbellartwork.com/

    Kevin Campbell’s meticulously painted water landscapes at the Brinkman Gallery are full of dualities. At a distance they appear photorealistic, but as you approach the pattern of the waves begins to break down into abstract forms and shapes. The limited field of the canvas has become a snapshot of eternity. Just as the sailor cannot drink the sea, he can only sail over its surface, viewer of art can only skim, they can never plumb the depths to know the heart of the one who created it.

    Kevin is a native of Griffith, IN and moved to Muncie in 1972 to attend BSU.  He have lived in Muncie ever since.

    Brinkman Gallery is located at 409 South Walnut Street – corner of Walnut and Charles and welcomes guests to meet Kevin Campbell and enjoy refreshments during First Thursday.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    Gindhart at Madjax 66 PARTY! Debra turns 66 during the month of September. She has a long standing ART-BIRTHDAY celebratory ritual with Downtown Muncie's First Thursday event. 

    There will be birthday treats (CAKE) and other light refreshments. First Thursday at Madjax Muncie is an opportunity to meet the artist September 6 5-8pm. See a new text collection of art featuring aerosols, acrylics, assemblage wall art, along with a BLOW UP YOUR TV sculptural 

    piece. She will also have painted clothing and is currently accepting commissions for her wearable art designs. There is also a new Green Glam Studio jewelry pieces in the BAUBLES collection as well. Recycle chic is the way of Real Babes Recycle art anthem of long time artist/designer and educator Debra Gindhart. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company to present Magic, an exhibition of paintings by artist Alan Patrick, Thursday September 6, 5 – 8 pm.   

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open the exhibition Magic with paintings by artist Alan Patrick, Thursday September 6, 5 – 8 pm.    The exhibit will feature new paintings by Mr. Patrick who is beloved in Indiana’s art community and is always considered among the most committed and consistent talents of our time.  Throughout the evening, he will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. At 6:15 he will speak briefly about his work.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. 

    Patrick is known for his uncanny ability to capture the mist of early morning in the woods as well as the sunlight and haze of a summer afternoon settling on water and on distant landscapes.  “I can pass by a place a hundred times and that place is just ordinary.  There is nothing of visual interest there.  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.”

    Patrick has strong roots in East Central Indiana having grown up in Centerville and received his training in painting and ceramics at Ball State University in the early 1960’s.  Soon afterward, he established the well-known Bethel Pike Pottery with John Peterson and David Cayton in Albany, Indiana.  When the pottery closed in 2006, he began to paint full time and has been included in many exhibitions throughout Indiana and beyond.  Several weeks ago he was given the “Award for Traditional Landscape” at the 2018 Hoosier Art Salon which is currently open at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis. 

    Magic will be exhibited throughout the month of September.  Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, visit www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    Let’s kick off the fall with some folk rock music. The local band, Steve Robert & the Jazzmanian Devils will be appearing at Grace Episcopal Church at the corner of Madison & Adams at 7:30pm. The Jazzmanian Devils play covers from such bands as The Marshall Tucker band all the way to their own material. Come support a local band at a First Thurs. Downtown event.

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson

    January Easton will have an opening reception of new paintings at The Guardian Brewing Company.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    Flourish- James F. Kerestes
    Flourish is a collection of work aimed at exploring the concept of complexity in geometry.  Working within a digital environment, each piece is created by repeatedly subdividing and extruding a single primitive shape. Over time, complex geometric patterns and compositions are generated and refined. The current collection includes graphic representations that illustrate the range of complexity that can be produced through the creation process.

    RoboDrawings Digital Fabrication seminar, Ball State University College of Architecture & Planning, Asst. Prof James Kerestes
    RoboDrawings is a series of images that were produced by architecture students from Ball State University where they explored the exchange of authorship between humans and an industrial robotic arm during the process of drawing complex patterns.

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams

    Join the Muncie Makers Market for a fun Pop-Up Shop inside of the brand new Muncie Map Co. during the September First Thursday in Downtown Muncie! Get a sneak peek inside this fantastic new shop/event venue and shop local with the Makers of the Muncie Makers Market!

    Savage's Ale House (21+)
    127 N. High

    Savage’s will have drawings by Jake Adams.

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

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

     

    Just added:
    Tipsy Turvy Pubcakes will also be at September's First Thursday! They will be in front of Colab at Madjax from 5-9pm offering primarily Muncie Brewery Beer Pubcakes, crackers, and breads. Hope to see you there!

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