Natalie Phillips

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Apr 1, 2021

Thursday

  • United Way Celebration at Canan Commons Opening Reception for Fly: an Art Exhibition by Debra Shidler Ron Richcreek at Dandelions Flowers and Gifts Jim Faulkner, The Madjax Art Show, 2nd floor galleries The Madjax Art Show, 2nd floor galleries The Madjax Art Show, 2nd floor galleries The Madjax Art Show, 2nd floor galleries Missy Camille, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Missy Camille, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Missy Camille, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Michelle Duran, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Michelle Duran, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Michelle Duran, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Michelle Duran, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Mattie Ewing, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Mattie Ewing, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Mattie Ewing, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Mattie Ewing, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Debra Gindhart, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Debra Gindhart, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Debra Gindhart, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Debra Gindhart, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Debra Gindhart, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Sarah Shaffer, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Sarah Shaffer, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Neal Soley, at Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Jill Palumbo, Muncie Artist's Guild's featured artist for April, showing at various locations Jill Palumbo, Muncie Artist's Guild's featured artist for April, showing at various locations DJ Jannell (Jannell Summers) at Muncie Map Co. April's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
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    Canan Commons
    500 S. Walnut St.
    United Way Celebration at Canan Commons:
    On behalf of the thousands of folks impacted by your commitment to our community—thank you for your incredible generosity! You are what made 2020 an unprecedented year. Now we want to celebrate YOU! You are cordially invited to celebrate with United Way during First Thursday on April 1st at 5:30 p.m. for a live concert at Canan Commons Park. Artists include Destiny Donati, Bashville Boys and Cool Beanz. The Guardian Brewing Co. will be on-site as well as food trucks from Payne's Restaurant and Speedy Dogs. To keep each other safe, masks and social distancing will be required following CDC and local health department guidelines. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Opening Reception for Fly: an Art Exhibition by Debra Shidler:
    Hosted by Cornerstone Center for the Arts in conjunction with DWNTWN Muncie’s First Thursday. In this upcycled exhibit, artist Debra Shidler explores the world of flying creatures and the organic patterns within them. Her show, Fly, will be displayed in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center of the Arts. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 1, from 5 - 8 p.m. and will remain on display until Friday, April 30. A virtual gallery will be available on the Cornerstone Center for the Arts website during this time. This event is free and open to the public, but visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks. For more information about this event, please contact Claire Yazel at (765) 281-9503 ext. 123 or cyazel@cornerstonearts.org.

    Dandelions Flowers and Gifts
    120 S. Walnut
    Ron Richcreek at Dandelion’s Flowers and Gifts:
    Ron Richcreek is a Yorktown native living in Daleville, Indiana, who has been studying and making functional pottery for more than a dozen years. Along with custom orders, he makes mugs, plates, platters, bowls, beer growlers, urns, vases, ikebanas, and much more. Recently, Ron has been exploring Cone 10 porcelain and his finished works have been well-received - selling out immediately.  His work is currently exhibited in Minnetrista's Juried Art Show and displayed for sale at IU Med. Ball Hospital.  Stop by Dandelion's Flowers and Gifts to visit with the artist and see his work from 5PM-8PM April 1st.  Dandelion's is located at 120 S. Walnut Street next to the Barking Cow.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will feature the remaining paintings of Jim Faulkner, opening Thursday April 1, 5 – 8 pm.  During the show we will gather the community’s memories of the beloved painter.

    Jim Faulkner's dedication, sensitivity, and skill as a painter for more than 50 years made him one of the most revered artists in our region and statewide. On January 29, 2021 Jim passed away at 86.  Gordy Fine Art and Framing is proud to offer about a dozen of his paintings in our gallery and our online store located on our website. These make up the remainder of his completed works.

    The show will open on Thursday April 1, 5 – 8 pm and remain on view through May 28. During the show we encourage guests to share their memories of Jim in a journal which can be passed on to family and friends.  Because of Covid restrictions no refreshments will be served during the event.

    During his career, Jim’s paintings defined East Central Indiana's open landscapes, weathered buildings, and tree lines. His images are witness to the constant winds, shifting bedrock, and changing rural environment of Indiana.

    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, 10 am – 3 pm. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, visit www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    First Thursday at MADJAX
    ArtsWalk your way through these extraordinary artists and makers exhibits. Wearable art, wall art and much more. Featured artists include: 

    Neal Soley, Kyle Young, Nick Teaford, Michelle Duran, Mattie Ewing, Anna Grace Longfellow, Charlie Kehoe, Missy Adams, Alyssa Carey, Brooke De La Garza, Amelia Jo Rule, IJ Lane, Sarah Shaffer, and Georedt Michael Huggins.

    We are thrilled to have these talents! 

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

    The following are additional details about some of the artists showing at Madjax:

    Missy Camille:
    Art has always been a part of me. I didn't always share that part of me. Creating was therapy. My work didn't seem “good enough” to show the world. Something changed though. Art should never be hidden for fear of it being judged. Painting is my voice. I don't write or sing, but I want my art to be heard and understood. Since it is my passion, I would love to talk to you about it.  Sharing my art is as important to me now, as creating it. Portraiture is my passion. I will be showcasing my portrait work in a variety of mediums. Many of which have never been shown. Portrait work is sometimes not well received, and not understood. I create and share it anyway. Texture is a favorite of mine, so acrylic and oil paints are my most used medium. Watercolor and ink are a close second. Charcoal and pencil are my go to. My sketchbooks are many!  Hope to see you there!
    Website- www.missycamille.com%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cnephillips%40bsu.edu%7Cbb5bba10b27b4a556b3308d8ef06466e%7C6fff909f07dc40da9e30fd7549c0f494%7C0%7C1%7C637522157584305894%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=nEch70LG3KuhlT%2F74jTd3MFfZVXDkxoBCi07pcOSWb4%3D&reserved=0">www.missycamille.com
    Facebook- @sketchpaintcoffee
    Instagram- @sketchpaintcoffee

    Michelle Duran:
    Michelle Duran is a maker who specializes in miniatures of the mysterious (tarot cards, ouija boards, crystal balls) and related jewelry, as well as the traditional art of embroidery. She can custom tailor dishtowel or apron colors to match any kind of culinary décor. 

    Mattie Ewing:
    Mattie Ewing is an art enthusiast who enjoys making a variety of many different items that are expressive to her personality and spirituality. These items include Beginner to Advanced Spiritual Kits, Manifestation boxes, Neon Trippy art, Spirit Boards, mini voodoo dolls, elegant profanity, and her own version of The Major Arcana. She uses upcycled items such as empty jars and even cereal boxes in her work. Mattie’s children, Arabella and Oliver, are artists in training and will be selling their their eclectic and unique drawings, alongside their mom’s work. Their new business name is EmoGypsy Pride N' More.

    Debra Gindhart:
    “Debra’s never met a piece of crap she couldn’t turn into something beautiful.”-Mary Bebe 2008. 

    Debra Gindhart, local artist-maker and visual arts educator will feature her Green Glam Studio jewelry for April’s First Thursday at Madjax Muncie. Enjoy the whimsical and beautiful statement jewelry, necklaces, pendants, and earrings. Found objects, estate baubles, thrift store finds, as well as the boxes of beads and findings kind folks gift her combined with design and creativity result in one of a kind accessories. There is also a new Green Glam Studio jewelry collection “RE-make Department Store Jewelry” Check out all of the boho sparkle FANCY.

    Meet the artist. 5-8pm, 2nd floor galleries. Social distancing measures are in place with masks and hand sanitizer.

    Sarah Shaffer:
    “Body of Work,” a collection of paintings by Sarah Shaffer, is inspired by the inner workings of the human body. From the microbiology of bones to expressively painted organs to neurological pathways, this series explores what we are made of. “Body of Work” will be on display at MadJax in the second floor galleries with an opening on Thursday, April 1 from 5-8 pm.

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

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Jill Palumbo, Muncie Artists Guild’s Featured Artist for April 2021

    Showing at:
    Northwest Bank, 110 E. Charles
    Vera Mae’s Bistro, 207-209 S. Walnut
    Old National Bank, 2401 S. Madison
    Let There Be Art, 812 W. White River Blvd.
    Rosebud Coffeehouse, 1805 S. Hoyt

    Jill Palumbo has been an artist at heart since her earliest memories. She started selling beaded macramé jewelry in local gift shops as a middle schooler. She now designs her own award-winning beads in polymer, writes articles, and teaches workshops. You will find her creations today at the Minnetrista Orchard Shop.

    Palumbo’s love of art intersects with her appreciation of cultures and understanding through communication. Her career as a teacher of French, Japanese, and Spanish smoothed her way to interact with polymer artists around the globe. Buoyed by her successes in the international community, Palumbo ventured into her local art community as a member of the Muncie Artist Guild.

    Palumbo takes her citizenship in the world seriously, and her artwork often reflects her struggles to help others. She works through her feelings in glass and acrylic as well as her longtime favorite, polymer.    She is also drawn to the healing experiences only nature can provide.

    Jill Palumbo’s artwork and articles have been published in the Star Press, Polymer Café Magazine, and M Magazine. She is currently working on a mosaic project commissioned by Ball State University for the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse.

    Stay tuned for more information on Palumbo’s upcoming Pinwheel-Pin jewelry workshop, a MAG scholarship fundraiser.  https://www.muncieartistsguild.com/

    To see Palumbo’s work in person, please visit Old National Bank (South Madison Street), Vera Mae’s Bistro (South Walnut Street), Northwest Bank (East Charles Street), Let There be Art (White River Boulevard) and Rosebud Coffee House (South Hoyt Street).

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Please join us at the Muncie Makes Lab for an exhibition of the work of Ball State's “ART 370: Glass Design: Technology and Industry” immersive learning course from 5-8pm.  

    ART 370 is a new transdisciplinary immersive learning class that exposed and explored technological advances in the renowned regional glass industry. Students and faculty from the School of Art and the Department of Architecture engaged in material research, interviews, and insights from leaders in glass industry, award winning public artists, and local community arts leaders. Students' research led to the development of multiple new ‘Donor Wall’ proposals for Minnetrista as well as rethinking design objects in the era of a pandemic. 

    Faculty:
    Prof. Jennifer Halvorson – School of Art
    Prof. Joshua Coggeshall – Department of Architecture
    With support from the Glick Center for Glass + the Office of Immersive Learning

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Local artist and DJ - DJ Jannell, will have a bevy of rad artwork on display in the Fur In Focus studio - located inside and adjacent to The Muncie Map Co. 111 E. Adams. Art will be displayed 5-8pm. Fur In Focus will also have photography displayed of past furry clients. Along with some stunning new works, DJ Jannell will have some older pieces to showcase and a dope mix playing for your pleasure. Light refreshments provided. Masks, distancing, and limited patrons inside at one time will all be required. Come through.

Mar 25, 2021

Thursday

Mar 4, 2021

Thursday

  • Tom Heatherly, Scott Livingstone, opening reception for Kim Anderson, showing at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Mattie Ewing at Madjax, 2nd floor Mattie Ewing at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Denise King at Madjax, 2nd floor Denise King at Madjax, 2nd floor Neal Soley at Madjax, 2nd floor Carla Corbin at Harmony Cafe and Studio Carla Corbin at Harmony Cafe and Studio Plyspace, Online talk: “Creative Use of Difference Discussions - The ‘New’ Policies of Dance.” March's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Tom Heatherly, Tom Heatherly, "Strolling in the Park," showing at multiple locations Scott Livingstone, opening reception for Scott Livingstone, opening reception for "Fire" at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Kim Anderson, showing at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Kim Anderson, showing at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Mattie Ewing at Madjax, 2nd floor Mattie Ewing at Madjax, 2nd floor Mattie Ewing at Madjax, 2nd floor Mattie Ewing at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Denise King at Madjax, 2nd floor Denise King at Madjax, 2nd floor Denise King at Madjax, 2nd floor Denise King at Madjax, 2nd floor Neal Soley at Madjax, 2nd floor Neal Soley at Madjax, 2nd floor Carla Corbin at Harmony Cafe and Studio Carla Corbin at Harmony Cafe and Studio Carla Corbin at Harmony Cafe and Studio Carla Corbin at Harmony Cafe and Studio Plyspace, Online talk: “Creative Use of Difference Discussions - The ‘New’ Policies of Dance.” Plyspace, Online talk: “Creative Use of Difference Discussions - The ‘New’ Policies of Dance.”

    Tom Heatherly, Muncie Artists Guild’s Featured Artist for March 2021
    Showing at:
    Northwest Bank, 110 E. Charles
    Vera Mae’s Bistro, 207-209 S. Walnut
    Old National Bank, 2401 S. Madison
    Let There Be Art, 812 W. White River Blvd.

    Heatherly worked at Muncie Community Schools for more than two decades before retiring in 2011. Since that time, he has been pursuing his passion for oil painting. His hard work at honing his painting skills has paid off with success as he has won several awards for his paintings in the past ten years. In 2019 he won the Peoples’ Choice Award at the Muncie Artists Guild’s Annual Show. 

    Heatherly prefers to paint people, landscapes and buildings. His wartime experience also influences his artwork.  Heatherly is a Vietnam War Army Veteran who served in the 25th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne Division from 1970 to 1971. He has created several paintings of soldiers in action from this time period. One of these paintings is proudly on permanent display in the Yorktown American Legion. 

    As the Muncie Artists Guild’s Artist of the Month, Tom Heatherly’s oil paintings will be on display for the entire month of March at Northwest Bank on East Charles, at Vera Mae’s Bistro on South Walnut, at Old National Bank on South Madison Avenue and at Let There Be Art on White River Boulevard in Muncie.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Opening Reception for Fire an Art Exhibition by Scott Livingston
    Hosted by Cornerstone Center for the Arts in conjunction with DWNTWN Muncie’s First Thursday

    In his debut exhibit, local artist Scott Livingston shares what remains of his abstract pieces after they've been engulfed in flames. His show, Fire, will be displayed in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center of the Arts.

    The opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 4, from 5 - 8 p.m. and will remain on display until Friday, March 26. A virtual gallery will be available on the Cornerstone Center for the Arts website during this time.

    This event is free and open to the public, but visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks. For more information about this event, please contact Claire Yazel at (765) 281-9503 ext. 123 or cyazel@cornerstonearts.org.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to engage and enrich our community by providing opportunities for creative expression, educational programs and events in a historic setting.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy will be open during the First Thursday hours 5-8 pm featuring artworks, scarves, pottery, and jewelry made by local artists. We have new pieces in the shop to welcome the first signs of spring.

    Harmony Café and Studio
    112 W. Jackson
    Carla Corbin at Harmony Cafe
    Drawing and making things have been strong lines of continuity for me in a life that has otherwise been nomadic and varied. I recently retired from the Department of Landscape Architecture at Ball State where I taught drawing and graphics, and design and other professional courses, similar teaching loads as at my prior two universities, at Illinois and Cornell. This followed a mid-life career change from practicing architecture, and a realization  that the in between spaces were of more interest to me than the buildings. Two years in  graduate school in landscape architecture were a wonderful renewal, and a return to drawing and making again.

     With full-time teaching aside now, there has been time to do both. Sketching with ink, pencil and Conte crayons has led to doing portraits of friends’ horses in pastel, as well as to turning some drawings into linocuts and prints. 

    I’ve also grown fascinated with stitch and fabric, and the potential for mark-making with thread and dye. Making quilts as wall-hangings is currently a focus, with subjects ranging from abstractions of color and pattern, to the landscape and its textures. 

    As a member of the Muncie Art Guild I’ve been showing work locally for the past several years, as well as with the Pendleton Artists Society. A quilt with patterns of tree bark was included in and international exhibit in Oregon in 2019, and last year an embroidered print was shown at the Indianapolis Art Center.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    First Thursday at MADJAX:
    We are thrilled to have these talents! 
    Neal Soley @tulipfctry
    Kyle Young @youngvintage
    Nick Teaford @Nicktherelevator 
    Michelle Duran @ellybelljar
    Mattie Ewing 
    Anna Grace Longfellow @boxcar_adv 
    Charlie Kehoe @Silver Linings 
    Denise King @denisepowersking
    Alyssa Carey @alyssumfairy
    Brooke De La Garza @honey.mouth.rose.hips
    Amelia Jo Rule @_coinstar.gasmoney_

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

    The following are additional details about some of the artists showing at Madjax:

    Michelle Duran:
    Michelle Duran is an art historian whose interests span the material and spiritual worlds, and these interests are reflected in some of the items she makes in miniature: votive candles, tarot decks, ouija boards, and magnets. She also sells hoodoo oils, incense, and jewelry. this week she will have a limited selection of hand embroidered dishtowels for sale. she is a strong believer in the power of rhinestones and glitter and the good madness that is art.

    Mattie Ewing:
    Mattie Ewing is an art enthusiast who enjoys making a variety of many different items that are expressive to her personality and spirituality. These items include Beginner to Advanced Spiritual Kits, Manifestation boxes, Spirit Boards, mini voodoo dolls, elegant profanity, and her own version of The Major Arcana. She uses upcycled items such as empty jars and even cereal boxes in her work. Mattie’s children, Arabella and Oliver, are artists in training and will be selling their their eclectic and unique drawings, alongside their mom’s work.

    Debra Gindhart:
    Out of the ARCHIVES. Archival artworks by Debra Gindhart, local artist-maker and visual arts educator. The Gindhart Collection curated, for March’s  First Thursday at Madjax Muncie. Wallart is aerosols, acrylics and or assemblages. Enjoy the extraordinary social commentary messages in paint and found objects, including "An Armed Society is a Polite Society", One Man’s Trash is Another Women’s Awakening”, “Coloured Countenances”, "Mixed Messages", "Cancer Mill", "Folklore", "Polyester Flora", “Dismal Disney” and more. 

    There is also a new Green Glam Studio jewelry collection “Hold My Hoops Gurl”(earrings) and “Boho Stones Sets”(pendant and earring sets), too.
    Meet the artist. 5-8pm, 2nd floor galleries 

    Denise King:
    Denise King will be showing pieces from her series “All Grit: Kids in 2020” at the Madjax second floor galleries for March First Thursday. 
     

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

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main
    On First Thursday, PlySpace will be hosting the final of our online “Creative Use of Difference Discussions - The ‘New’ Policies of Dance.”
    6PM-7PM - Registration required (free): PlySpace.org/pld

    The “New” Policies of Dance is a discussion with dance educators that will highlight the new policies of inclusion, diversity, and equality in the dance world adopted by dance schools, institutions, etc in the wake of 2020. Featuring guest panelists Felecia Thomas and Beverly Bautista. This discussion is part of the Creative Use of Difference series, in collaboration with artist Indya Childs and Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance. Learn more at PlySpace.org/pld.

Feb 4, 2021

Thursday

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

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

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 7, 2021

Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 3, 2020

Thursday

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

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

    Physical distancing & face masks required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. We also offer photo printing and enlargement services.  Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, visit www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 5, 2020

Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Madjax North Entry Hall, 5-8pm

Sep 3, 2020

Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.facebook.com/chromaticendeavors

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 6, 2020

Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

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

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

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

    Further information on the Madjax artists:

    -Debra Gindhart: see above for her full listing

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

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

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

Jul 2, 2020

Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 7, 2020

Thursday

Apr 2, 2020

Thursday

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

    Announcing April's Virtual First Thursday!

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

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

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

Mar 5, 2020

Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Also at Cornerstone is the Young Artist Exhibition:

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

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

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

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

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

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

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

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

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

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

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

Feb 6, 2020

Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

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

Dec 5, 2019

Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Downtown Development
    Canan Commons

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit downtownmuncie.org

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

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

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

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

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

    Ivy Tech
    345 S. High St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Motivate Our Minds Student Art Display

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sponsored by the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, THANK YOU!

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

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

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

Nov 7, 2019

Thursday

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

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Research Project. No Labels / Design is a Tool of Action / Architecture is a Verb is a broad and effervescent speculative reservoir designated to undertake ventures related to modern reflections and contemporary works of spatial and cultural matters. The comprehension of envisaging the design discipline (architecture included) as a vigorous energy intends to spotlight the value of ‘construction’ -the tangible and/or the intellectual. That vigorous energy looks for projects like processes of thinking and making as well as it questions how those processes work in the global scenario of today.

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

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

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

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

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

Oct 3, 2019

Thursday

  • Artswalk Kevin Campbell, Asian Collectibles at Brinkman Gallery Leon Crosby and Alex Hanson, Artist Mug Sale at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Mark Sawrie at Made in Muncie Mark Sawrie at Made in Muncie Beyond I CAN at Madjax, 1st floor Bookarts Collaborative at Madjax, 1st floor Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Flynnville Train at Canan Commons GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Spiral Bound Fine Art at Madjax, 2nd floor Motivate our Minds at Madjax Soup Bowl Fundraiser at Mulberry Street Uniques Muncie Arts and Culture Council, 10th Anniversary Muncie Makers Market, Adams and Walnut Streets Judy Kreiger at Muncie Makes Lab Karen Fisher at Muncie Makes Lab The Pumpkin Trail and Glow The Rhyme and Vibe Shantanu Suman at Savage's Alehouse An Inkling of Self at Twin Archer Derek Radford at Twin Archer Blues Jam at Valhalla Yart at Canan Commons October Artswalk (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Artswalk Artswalk Kevin Campbell, Kevin Campbell, "Waterscapes," at Brinkman Gallery Asian Collectibles at Brinkman Gallery Asian Collectibles at Brinkman Gallery Leon Crosby and Alex Hanson, Leon Crosby and Alex Hanson, "Creative Legacy," at Cornerstone Center for the Arts "Voices," from Forward S.T.E.P.S. Artist Mug Sale at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Artist Mug Sale at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Mark Sawrie at Made in Muncie Mark Sawrie at Made in Muncie Mark Sawrie at Made in Muncie Mark Sawrie at Made in Muncie Beyond I CAN at Madjax, 1st floor Beyond I CAN at Madjax, 1st floor Bookarts Collaborative at Madjax, 1st floor Bookarts Collaborative at Madjax, 1st floor Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Flynnville Train at Canan Commons Flynnville Train at Canan Commons GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Spiral Bound Fine Art at Madjax, 2nd floor Spiral Bound Fine Art at Madjax, 2nd floor Motivate our Minds at Madjax Motivate our Minds at Madjax Soup Bowl Fundraiser at Mulberry Street Uniques Soup Bowl Fundraiser at Mulberry Street Uniques Muncie Arts and Culture Council, 10th Anniversary Muncie Arts and Culture Council, 10th Anniversary Muncie Makers Market, Adams and Walnut Streets Muncie Makers Market, Adams and Walnut Streets Judy Kreiger at Muncie Makes Lab Judy Kreiger at Muncie Makes Lab Karen Fisher at Muncie Makes Lab Karen Fisher at Muncie Makes Lab The Pumpkin Trail and Glow The Pumpkin Trail and Glow The Rhyme and Vibe The Rhyme and Vibe Shantanu Suman at Savage's Alehouse Shantanu Suman at Savage's Alehouse An Inkling of Self at Twin Archer An Inkling of Self at Twin Archer Derek Radford at Twin Archer Derek Radford at Twin Archer Blues Jam at Valhalla Blues Jam at Valhalla Yart at Canan Commons Yart at Canan Commons

    Muncie Downtown Development Partnership (MDDP), in partnership with Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University’s Departments of Fine Art and Music, present ArtsWalk 2019. ArtsWalk will be held in the streets of DWNTWN Muncie on Oct. 3rd from 5-9 p.m. Please join us for an exceptional evening of art, food and performances.

    In addition to the well-established DWNTWN “First Thursday” art gallery openings, Ball State students and faculty will share a wealth of musical talent and visual artistry, including a pottery throwing demonstration, dance exhibition and an artwork sale. Music will be presented by a variety of Ball State ensemble groups.

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

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

    Old National Bank and IU Health will sponsor "Just Desserts" a fundraiser benefiting The Muncie Boys and Girls Club. The event will be held at IVY Tech and tickets are available in advance.

    Muncie’s YART 2019 will be held in conjunction with ArtsWalk. This guerrilla art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to the community, brings together artists and art patrons in a casual and unique setting. YART will be hosted at Canan Commons.

    The Pumpkin Glow and Trail, featuring a Pumpkin Carving Contest and Best Business/Vendor display can be found throughout DWNTWN. Winners will be announced at 8:45pm from the Canan Commons Stage.

    Flynnville Train sponsored by Danner Inc. will take the Canan Commons Stage at 7:00pm.

    All ArtsWalk events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. A full listing of exhibitions, performance times and activities will be available on our website as information is received. Please visit us at downtownmuncie.org.

     

    In addition, please visit the following events held throughout Downtown Muncie:

     

    Brinkman Gallery
    409 S. Walnut
    Brinkman Gallery is featuring a collection of Buddha’s and Asian art along with miniature Art Deco sculpted figurines as well as a miniature animal collection (over 100 pieces) and over 50 unique paperweights, all from Gay Nation's travels in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Also featuring a permanent collection of artist Kevin Campbell’s Waterscapes, meticulously painted water landscapes. At a distance they appear photorealistic, but as you approach the pattern of the waves begins to break down into abstract forms and shapes. Additionally, original DOG portraits that you can't believe are paintings as they are so lifelike, new puzzle pieces, and a section of Sweet Thursday by artist Kevin Campbell. Puzzles range from a single piece to a 730 piece puzzle. Come out and enjoy refreshments from 5-8pm.

    "The puzzle project deals with vague themes: connection, balance, infinity, using a plain and simple image- the jigsaw puzzle. The idea is to create objects that point to the ideas or concepts they represent, as a single puzzle piece inherently states that it is part of something greater."  

    -Kevin Campbell

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Creative Legacy, Featuring the Art of Leon Crosby and Alex Hanson:

    Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 3 for the opening reception of Creative Legacy featuring art by Leon Crosby and Alex Hanson. The reception will take place in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with October’s ArtsWalk events.

    Leon Crosby and Alex Hanson are a teacher and student duo that have created a vibrant collection of acrylic paintings harnessing their combined passion for urban art. The collection Creative Legacy showcases colorful and illustrative pieces fusing street art styles with traditional and new innovative art techniques.

    Leon Crosby has been teaching at Cornerstone Center for the Arts for nearly six years. He is an active artist in the community and demonstrates a strong passion for creating and teaching alike. Leon creates art incorporating a wide variety of styles. He has specialization in the areas of street and graffiti art, cartooning and animation styles, pop art, and traditional Japanese painting and kanji. Leon is passionate about the Muncie community and works every day to inspire creativity in others and to beautify the town he calls home.

    Alex Hanson is a senior at Monroe Central High School in Farmland, IN. He began taking art classes with Leon at Cornerstone his freshman year of high school. He, like his teacher, has also demonstrated a strong ability and passion for creating art utilizing his love for comic book art and urban arts styles. He describes himself as someone who encourages being different and being true to one’s self.

    Creative Legacy will be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of October.

    Flynnville Train
    Canan Commons
    This free event will be held at Canan Commons during the Annual Artswalk event. Flynnville Train is an American country rock band and hometown boys. Their self-titled debut album was released on September 11, 2007, and it produced two singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The band is composed of Brian Flynn (lead vocals), Brent Flynn (lead guitar), Joseph Shreve (bass guitar), and Tommy Bales (drums).

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    Come and join us at Forever Young for a fun filled evening at our Fall open house. 15% off entire store. Stop by our Cider stand to enjoy a fresh cup of hot cider while supporting a local non-profit. Happy Fall!

    Forward S.T.E.P.S.
    102 S. Walnut (Ivy Tech Patterson Building Ballroom)
    Forward S.T.E.P.S will host the show “Voices,” which showcases the hard work of Forward S.T.E.P.S. participants through photos and stories. This program, sponsored by Second Harvest Foodbank of East Central Indiana, is designed to provide intentional relationships and build a community of support while participants are guided through five life stages of survival, vulnerable, stable, safe, and thriving.  Come and see the positive growth, development, and supportive community of Forward S.T.E.P.S. and partnerships with Ball State and Ivy Tech faculty and students, as well as our Muncie community members.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company, 224 E. Main Street next door to Muncie Civic Theatre, will have for sale lots of MUGS made by local potters Kim Anderson, Sue Beach, Carol Burt, John Peterson, Marty Price, and Kyle Rees. Everyone needs a mug for their morning brew. These mugs blend together practicality with art. To continue this theme, selfie mugs shots will be available for you to take by yourself or with family and friends. Light refreshments of bars (lemon, heavenly, and fruity) will be served. Greg Pyle and Austin Burton will be in the house providing tunes to make us smile. 5-9 pm.

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

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut

    Double your pleasure, double your fun; it’s two, two, two shows in one!  Mark Sawrie will have two separate and disparate exhibits at Made in Muncie (or MIM) from October 3rd thru the 31st.  In the main gallery will be “…where I ended up”; an exhibit of photographs that honor the sublime and the banal visuals found in Muncie.  In the upstairs gallery will be “rated maRk”; an exhibit of photographs that combine humor and sharp edges; this will include symbolic still-lives, portraits of the psyche and digitally manipulate bodily fluids (also known as semen).  Opening reception will be on October 3rd from 5-8 p.m with a keg provided by The Guardian Brewing Company.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    The following artists and exhibitors will have work on display at Madjax during ArtsWalk:

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

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

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

    Conservation Tales
    Tom McConnell, Associate Professor at Ball State University, will be at Madjax during ArtsWalk with children's books and samples of original paintings created by Conservation Tales, an immersive learning project that brought together faculty in the Department of Biology and the School of Art, with students in animation, visual communication (graphic design), photography, and elementary education to produce three volumes of children’s books about wildlife conservation featuring manatees, sea turtles, and seahorses. Books and the card game "Manatee Match" will be available for purchase.

    Spiral Bound Fine Art
    Demos at 7:00 and 7:30 p.m.
    Local artist Abigayle Devendorf will hold paint pouring demonstrations at 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. Swipe, flipped cup, and Dutch pour methods will be demonstrated. Art created by Devendorf and earrings by local artist Gail Heiland will be available to buy shortly before and after each demonstration.

    Estopinal
    College of Architecture and Planning (CAP), Ball State University
    Visit the i.M.A.D.E. happening in the courtyard. Come see design-build projects by immersive learning students in Kevin Klinger's ARCH 603 class and bring your ideas! Industry partners: Midwest Metal, Ecovantage Thermally Modified Hardwood, Indiana Hardwood & Lumberman's Association, Madjax, Minnetrista

    Future of Work
    Come see what's going on with the Future of Work initiative at Madjax. Explore and interact with technology being used to create art.

    GindhART @Madjax ArtsWalk
    Local artist and educator Debra Gindhart is addressing Native American Indian Genocide Month during ArtsWalk 2019. Debra will exhibit several pieces of wall art with Anti Columbus and pro Native American Peoples text. The artist's Green Glam Studio jewelry collection will feature buy 2 pairs of earrings get one pair free. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.

    IDIA Lab
    Ball State University’s IDIA Lab will be showcasing recent immersive virtual reality projects at MadJax Muncie. Wear a VR headset to explore the Apollo 11 mission and the Wright Brother’s bicycle shop amongst other experiences!

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

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

    Jeffery Pearson and Michael Brockley will also be onsite with "Bards on the Run" on the spot typewriter poems.

    Smoke River Pottery
    Stop by Smoke River Pottery to view and purchase unique and functional pieces by artists Spencer Davis and Rachel Stahlke. Mugs, planters, decorative pieces, and more will be on display.

    Ta-JAY's Caribbean Delight
    Visit Ta-JAY's for authentic, mouth-watering Jamaican cuisine. Outdoor seating is available.

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

    Mulberry Street Uniques
    105 S. Mulberry
    Mulberry Street Uniques and Mud Creek Pottery: Soup Bowl Fundraiser:
    Mulberry Street Uniques is partnering with Mud Creek Pottery to raise money for “The Soup Kitchen of Muncie”.  For each bowl purchased $5 will be donated. Bowls are $20 or 2 for $35. The bowls are hand thrown stoneware that are microwave and dishwasher safe. Mulberry Street Uniques will have extended hours until 8 p.m. with special discounts on many items in the store.  

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council
    Various locations
    Continuing their year-long 10th anniversary celebration, Muncie Arts & Culture Council invites ArtsWalk attendees to share what drives their passion for the arts! Find MACC representatives throughout downtown all night long for an opportunity to participate!

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main

    Muncie Civic Theatre will be displaying painting by Maude Jennings that will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Theatre.

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    The Muncie Makers Market is happy to be a part of Muncie’s First Thursday community events, thanks to a kind invitation to take over the sidewalks in front of the Muncie Map Co. at 111 East Adams Street in Downtown Muncie. We are open for First Thursday from 5-8p every month. This month, October, is ArtsWalk and it’s HUGE! First Thursday is a popular local tradition, going many years back, where all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout all of Downtown Muncie. The Muncie Makers Market is a farmers market with fresh homemade food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, beautiful art, and handmade crafts of all kinds. Come enjoy the evening with us!

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Nature and Design: Karen Fisher and Judy Kreiger. Works in this show feature paintings and pastels by Karen Fisher. Judy Kreiger will have a collection of drawings, paintings and sculpture pieces. 5-8pm.

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Muncie Map Co will be celebrating a year since opening by displaying all custom pieces crafted in our shop, a perfect inspiration for your unique holiday gift.  MMC is also debuting its line of personalizable map designs to bring an array of affordable options suitable for all tastes. 

    Pumpkin Trail and Glow
    Various locations
    Follow the Pumpkin Trail throughout the streets of downtown Muncie during ArtsWalk. The pumpkin trail will end at Canan Commons with a community Pumpkin Glow and contest. Cash and prizes will be awarded! Winners will be announced from the stage at Canan Commons at 8:45 pm

    Entry age groups
    Ages 8-13 | 14-17 | 18 and up
    Scariest | Funniest | Most Creative | Best Overall

    $100 cash prize will be awarded for the “Best Overall” design in each age group. A gift bag with at least a $50 value will be presented to all age groups in the other three categories provided there are at least 3 participants in each category.

    Downtown Businesses, Soup Crawl Participants and YART Vendors are encouraged to participate in the following three categories and can enter by submitting a registration at downtownmuncie.org/pumpkin glow.

    Most Creative Display | Scariest Display | Most Original Display
    Trophies will be awarded in all 3 categories.

    How to Enter Pumpkin Carving Contest:
    Anyone between the ages of 8 and 80 can enter their *battery lit, carved pumpkin into the Community Pumpkin Glow contest @ Canan Commons. *No actual candles please. Rules are included in the online registration.

    Pre-registration must be complete by Monday October 1st. by filing out a registration online @ downtownmuncie.org/pumpkinglow. After submitting your registration you will receive a number via email for your pumpkin. Arrive to place your pumpkin at Canan Commons between noon-5pm. Judging will be at 8pm. Day of entries will be accepted for display but will not be eligible for prizes.

    The Rhyme & Vibe
    227 S. Walnut St.
    FAITH + ART + RHYMES. LOUD MUSIC WILL BE PLAYED. DOPE ARTISTS WILL PERFORM. PRAISES WILL GO UP AND BLESSINGS WILL COME DOWN. : 9:30pm-midnight.

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

    Jigyasa (meaning curiosity) — a show by Shantanu Suman, is a selection of type designs created in Devanagari script. The designs exhibited in this show are some of his favorite words that Shantanu learned from the Indian language and literature. While living and working in the US, he likes to recreate these Hindi/Urdu words that are a reminder of his memories from India. Meet the designer from 8:30pm onwards.

    Twin Archer Brewpub (all ages)
    117 W. Charles St.
    Twin Archer will feature two exhibitions for First Thursday:

    An Inkling of Self: An exhibition of dynamic self-portraits created in pen, brush and ink by School of Art students in Intermediate Figure Drawing. Come see the variety of textures and patterns created using white and black ink on grey illustration board. Twin Archer Brewpub is an all ages restaurant and bar that serves craft beer and great food that are made with responsibly sourced ingredients. Come sample some of their homemade soup during the Soup Crawl!

    There will also be an exhibition of work by Derek Radford. Derek is a 1/2 Local Midwest artist specializing in abstract and 3D art , 22 years of age, avid skateboarder ,and trustee on a non profit board that specializes in youth 2/2 and the elderly.

    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.
    Follow the Pumpkin Trail at ArtsWalk to YART, Muncie’s 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 on Walnut Street, 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 Fall 2019 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the Fall 2019 ArtsWalk on Thursday, October 3rd, from 5-9pm. You can find YART and LIVE music performances 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 Fall 2019 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, LIVE ART and LIVE MUSIC, and so much more!

    Fun for all ages - YART and the ArtsWalk 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!

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

Sep 5, 2019

Thursday

  • Beyond I CAN Bohemian Rhapsody at the Fickle Peach GIRL POWER by GindhART, Madjax 2nd floor Handmade frames at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Dave Johnson, Muncie Maker's Market, corner of Adams and Walnut Spiral Bound Fine Art United Way Campaign Kickoff, Walnut Street September's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Beyond I CAN Beyond I CAN "A Family Affair" at Cornerstone Center for the Arts "Herstory/History" by Dame Leo Bohemian Rhapsody at the Fickle Peach Bohemian Rhapsody at the Fickle Peach GIRL POWER by GindhART, Madjax 2nd floor GIRL POWER by GindhART, Madjax 2nd floor Handmade frames at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Handmade frames at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Dave Johnson, Dave Johnson, "Characters From An As Yet Unwritten Book About Muncie " "Curb Furniture" by Eric Kroczek, Madjax 1st floor "Curb Furniture" by Eric Kroczek, Madjax 1st floor Muncie Maker's Market, corner of Adams and Walnut Muncie Maker's Market, corner of Adams and Walnut "Vultures and Violets," work by Erin Williams and Jessica Calderwood Spiral Bound Fine Art Spiral Bound Fine Art United Way Campaign Kickoff, Walnut Street United Way Campaign Kickoff, Walnut Street

    Beyond I Can (Madjax, 1st floor)
    515 E. Main St.

    Beyond I CAN is a creative day service for adults with special-needs. We will be on the 1st floor of Madjax selling items such as pottery, greeting cards, signage, mosaic benches, wreaths, paintings, and other gift items.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

    Book Arts Collaborative welcomes a new semester of students who are learning and teaching letterpress printing and hand-sewn book binding. Stop by to meet our new class and learn about our community workshop offerings for fall.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts on Thursday, September 5 for the opening reception of A Family Affair featuring art by Linda, Jerry, and Eloise McKean. The reception will take place in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with September’s First Thursday events.

    The McKean family is in love with the visual arts. Subscribing to art pages on Facebook, visiting art galleries and museums at every opportunity, and regularly attending First Thursday events in Muncie. Cornerstone has been their headquarters for training in drawing, painting, ceramics, and mixed media. They are grateful for the chance to share their love of art with others.

    Linda studied art in college, then stepped away from it for many years.  Five years ago, she decided she was in a time in life when she could return to her art.  She started painting and taking classes at Cornerstone Center for the Arts.  While her earlier paintings were very abstract, she is surprised to find that her style has evolved into “Representational Abstract”. One thing that has remained constant though, is her delight in and focus on the excitement of color.

    When he was seven years old, Jerry started copying Batman comic books.  Thus began a life long appreciation of comic art. He began painting landscapes in classes with Gini Deaton and Sarah Shaffer.  Most of his other training comes from napping during episodes of “The Joy of Painting” by Bob Ross.  Joy, he has found comes from the play of color, brush and canvas in making happy little trees, mountains, and skies. 

    Eloise is a junior at the University of Delta High School. She takes many art classes at school and as well as at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Her love for art started in elementary school and grew stronger as the years grew. She has taken glass, drawing, painting, ceramics and general art classes. 

    In addition to the First Thursday gallery opening, The Muncie Chamber of Commerce will also be at Cornerstone for the ribbon cutting ceremony and reception for the Muncie Altrusa Foundation Beulah Frogge Digital Arts Studio on Thursday, September 5 at 5:30 pm. Please plan to attend both of these exciting events at Cornerstone.

    A Family Affair will be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of September.

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

    Dame Leo (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    “Herstory/History”: Dame Leo is tellin’ storieZ! We are our stories and they deserve to be told. Our stories not only celebrate us but they serve to pass on cultural/tribal traditions, where we come from, lessons from our uniqueness, and serve as a most important tool to keep it all alive and growing. Also featuring portraits Dame Leo style!  Come have a look-see! Commission one of you or a loved one! 2nd floor, 5-8pm.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    Muncie Downtown Development will host outdoor “Afterhours Art Reels” following the First Thursday Gallery Walk. September’s movie is Bohemian Rhapsody. Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles St. at dusk.  Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests 21 and up. For more information, please visit our website @ downtownmuncie.org/events

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    Forever Young will have extended hours from 5-7pm for September’s First Thursday.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    Local artist Debra Gindhart is channeling her inner Jean-Michel Basquiat in a new series GIRL POWER. Plus join her for “gindhART at madjax 67 pARTy!”: Debra turns 67 during the month of September. She has a long standing ART-birthday celebratory ritual with Downtown Muncie's First Thursday gallery walk event. There will be birthday treats and light refreshments. First Thursday at Madjax Muncie is an opportunity to meet the artist. See a new text collection of art featuring aerosols, acrylics, assemblage wall art. A new Green Glam Studio recycled jewelry PEACE, LOVE, AND WAR collection too. Recycle chic is the way of Real Babes Recycle art anthem of longtime artist/designer and educator Debra Gindhart. 2nd floor gallery, 5-8pm.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company is one of a few picture framing studios in the Midwest that offers handmade, hand-gilded, and hand-decorated frames made from locally milled wood.   During the month of September, our gallery will feature new frames made from original and historical designs as well as a restored antique frame from our collection. The show will open on Thursday September 5, from 5-8pm. At 6:15, shop owner Carl Schafer will speak briefly about the work.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. 

    Examples on view will demonstrate many traditional techniques used for decorating picture frames. These include gilding with 24K gold leaf and 12K white gold leaf, carving, sgraffito, granito, and compo ornaments. Also included will be more modern designs which are less decorative with the focus on form and surface such as wood grain, metal leaf, or other laminate.  “Gordy Framing has a long history of reproducing historical designs, creating original designs, and offering museum quality work restoring antique frames,” said owner Carl Schafer. “We are carrying on the tradition and adding to the portfolio established by Brian Gordy, the company’s founder.” On view will be frames inspired by Dutch and Italian renaissance styles, 19th century French and American styles, the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 20th century, and contemporary American styles. 

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

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    There is music in the downtown air. Come down to Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison and Adams) for an evening of great folk music. Ric Dwenger will be performing at 7pm some of your favorite folk tunes. Ric is a local musician who has performed throughout Muncie for many years. Come and hear his take on folk music played on both the guitar and banjo.

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson
    The Guardian will feature "Characters From An As Yet Unwritten Book About Muncie " by artist David Johnson.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Eric Kroczek’s “Curb Furniture” consists of the framed and/or plastic-wrapped Instagram snaps of sofas and other furniture found abandoned on Muncie streets. He has been collecting these images on walks throughout town and posting them on social media over the past few years.Madjax, 1st floor gallery

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    The Muncie Makers Market is excited to bring fresh homemade food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, fresh and dried herbs, live plants, beautiful art, and handmade crafts of all kinds to First Thursdays in Downtown Muncie! We’ll be near the *corner of Walnut and Adams Streets in Downtown Muncie, in front of Muncie Map Co at 111 East Adams Street, from 5-8p, during our town’s monthly celebration of local arts and culture, First Thursday! There is soooo much to do every First Thursday throughout Downtown Muncie, come see! Shop LOCAL and watch for our Markets year-round throughout Muncie! Please JOIN us on Facebook and Instagram, and please SHARE this information!

    *The Muncie Makers Market is open rain or shine! Our First Thursday rain location is inside of MadJax on the corner of Madison and Jackson Streets in Downtown Muncie.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Please join us from 5-8 pm for Vultures and Violets, a two-person exhibition by Erin Colleen Williams and Jessica Calderwood at Muncie Makes Lab. Trained as metalsmiths but working in multiple media, Williams and Calderwood both create drawings and sculptures that use the devices of narrative and anthropomorphism. While vastly different in materiality and approach, both artists seek to express a complex spectrum of human experiences, including fear, love and loss. 

    Erin Colleen Williams (www.erincwilliams.com) received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Material Studies, focusing in metalsmithing and sculpture. Using interdisciplinary media and methods including drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and metalsmithing, her work examines the intersectionality of human and animal experiences. Her work has been exhibited nationally with solo exhibitions at the Anderson Gallery (Richmond, VA), and the Arlington Art Center (Arlington, VA), and with group exhibitions at the Philadelphia Art Alliance (Philadelphia, PA); the Virginia Arts Center (Richmond, VA); the Ford Gallery at Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI); the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (Wilmington, DE); among others. She is currently the Residency Coordinator for PlySpace, an artist residency program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, and is an Adjunct Professor at Ball State University. 

    Jessica Calderwood (www.jessicacalderwood.com) is an image-maker and sculptor that works in esoteric craft media. She uses a combination of traditional and industrial metalworking processes as a means to make statements about contemporary life. She received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from Arizona State University, with an emphasis Metalworking. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. She has participated in artist residencies with the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program, Ferro Corporation, and the Mesa Arts Center. Her work has also been published in Metalsmith Magazine, American Craft, NICHE, Ornament, the Lark 500 series, and the Art of Enameling. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Ball State University.

    Spiral Bound Fine Art (Madjax, 2nd floor)
    515 E. Main St.

    Spiral Bound Fine Art will be located at MadJax on the 2nd floor, in the free range makers space. Due to popular demand, Spiral Bound will be demonstrating paint pouring methods on the hour at 5 and 6 pm. There will also be art and notecards by the artist and available to purchase.

    United Way
    Walnut Street Downtown

    Join us for the United Way Campaign Kickoff Celebration w/ Cook and Belle from 6-9pm. An energized United Way enters the next phase of its 2019 fundraising campaign with a citywide block party combining First Thursday and live music on Walnut Street in the heart of Downtown Muncie. Local headliners, Cook and Belle, will take the Walnut Street stage at 7pm to get the celebration started. Last year, more than 5,000 people jammed the streets to dance, sing, and support United Way’s efforts to end generational poverty and change the trajectory of our community through literacy.

    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 1, 2019

Thursday

  • Kevin Campbell at Brinkman Gallery Brenda Click's Lisa Walsh at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Justin Brown, at Madjax's mainhall, 1st floor Muncie Makers Market Muncie Memories Exhibition at Plyspace Blues Jam at Valhalla August's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Kevin Campbell at Brinkman Gallery Kevin Campbell at Brinkman Gallery Brenda Click's Brenda Click's "Lessons in Color: A White Girl’s Education" at Cornerstone Center for the Arts "Reservoir Dogs" at the Fickle Peach, After Hours Art Reels "Animal Baubles" at GindhART Lisa Walsh at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Lisa Walsh at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Justin Brown, at Madjax's mainhall, 1st floor Justin Brown, at Madjax's mainhall, 1st floor Muncie Makers Market Muncie Makers Market Muncie Memories Exhibition at Plyspace Muncie Memories Exhibition at Plyspace Blues Jam at Valhalla Blues Jam at Valhalla

    The Brinkman Gallery
    409 S. Walnut
    Brinkman Gallery is featuring a collection of miniature sculpted animals and Buddhas from Gay Nation's travels in Europe and Asia. Come out and enjoy refreshments from 5-8pm. Also featuring a permanent collection of artist, Kevin Campbell - "Waterscapes" meticulously painted water landscapes. At a distance they appear photorealistic, but as you approach the pattern of the waves begins to break down into abstract forms and shapes. Also on display, original DOG portraits, new puzzle pieces and a section of "Sweet Thursday" by artist Kevin Campbell. Puzzles range from a single piece to a 730 piece puzzle.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts on Thursday, August 1 for the opening reception of Lessons in Color: A White Girl’s Education featuring art by Brenda Click. The reception will take place in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with August’s First Thursday events.

    Growing up and spending most of her life in predominantly white communities, Click realized she had so much to learn about race and racism. Her research began by reading books both fiction and nonfiction, holding conversations (listening mostly), attending lectures, and watching documentaries.  Click’s exhibit tells a story of that self-study through acrylic paintings and celebrates the persons of color she has come to know and the gratitude for lessons they have taught her.

    Lessons in Color: A White Girl’s Education will be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of August.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    Reservoir Dogs: Muncie Downtown Development will host outdoor “Afterhours Art Reels” following the First Thursday Gallery Walks, June-September.  Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles St. at dusk.  Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests 21 and up. August’s movie is Reservoir Dogs from director Quentin Tarantino.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    “ANIMAL BAUBLES”: Local artist Debra Gindhart will feature her Green Glam Studio jewelry a line of recycled and repurposed accessories for August's First Thursday. The artist used wood, art glass, crystals, and metals for embellishments. 20% of all ANIMAL BAUBLES jewelry sales proceeds will be donated to Grateful Rescue & Sanctuary. This collection includes statement pendants and earrings all wires are hypoallergenic. Debra will also feature two assemblage art pieces, "Epstein Island" social commentary art addressing sex with children, a current crimes against humanity trend. She still has a $2 frames sale. Attend the reception and meet the artist at Madjax Muncie. 5-8pm. This event is free and open to the public.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will show Natural Influences: Two Hoosiers, Nature, and Their Art.  From topographically inspired jewelry by Lisa Walsh to floral designed silks by Carrie Wright, the influence of nature will be celebrated during First Thursday on August 1, from 5:00 to 8:00.  Lisa Walsh, a Lafayette jeweler, will give a short talk at 6:15.  Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibition will remain on view with works for sale through Friday, August 30th. 

    Lisa Walsh, a jewelry designer from Lafayette, will be showcasing pieces from her Topography Series. Walsh uses enamels and mixed metals to portray accurate contour lines from topographical maps.  Conceptualized in 2015, this series has received four consecutive Arts in the Parks grants from the Indiana Arts Commission.  The Topography Series includes work featuring Clifty Falls and Spring Mill State Park in southern Indiana, and recently expanded to include areas of Shenandoah National Park where Walsh was artist-in-residence in 2018.

    Walsh’s influence is a “fascination with topographical maps which I have had since studying fire science many years ago but hadn't incorporated them into my work until relatively recently.  Topography and jewelry are such an unusual pairing that it often opens discussions that lead into important land and conservation issues,” she says.  “Jewelry is the ultimate traveling art, and as such, a great medium for encouraging dialogue between people.”

    Carrie Wright, a Muncie silk painter and newly minted Indiana Artisan, will be sharing her beautiful pieces of wearable art.  Wright gives specific attention to several details, such as: where the design elements are likely to fall on the body when the scarf is worn; an appropriate color pallet within the design with careful consideration for the occasion or outfit for which the scarf might be worn; a balanced combination of floral and graphic elements maintaining visual tension and interest.  Wright’s creativity is nurtured by combining the clean design disciplines of the Japanese kimono textile creators and the forward-thinking creativity of European designers.

    “I was born and raised amid the fields in northern Delaware County”, says Wright. “I’ve always been inspired by the beauty of Indiana landscapes, fields that stretch to the horizons of both the rising and setting sun. Much of my work is influenced by the flora of the area combined in some way with a bold graphic design element to help balance the piece and prohibit it from becoming flowery or fussy.”

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    The mainhall of Madjax, 1st floor will feature art by Justin Brown, a 31 year old mixed media artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. His work focuses primarily on American intelligence agency psychological operations and surveillance. Justin Brown is the founder/executive director of Hoy Polloy Art Gallery in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    This collection of work is a fraction of a series wherein Justin makes portraits of individuals with their FBI surveillance files. Individuals range from pop icons to lesser known community organizers and artists. The purpose of the series is to highlight the diversity and depth of the government’s previous surveillance programs as we enter a modern awakening to surveillance capitalism.

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

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

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

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main
    “Muncie Memories Exhibition”: The Muncie Arts and Culture Council & PlySpace Residency Program invites the public to the final exhibition event for the Muncie Memories project on First Thursday, August 1st, from 5-8 PM in the PlySpace Gallery (608 E. Main St, Muncie).  Muncie Memories is a collaborative, multi-media storytelling project led by PlySpace Resident Fellow Meredith Kooi, with assistance from Ball State University School of Art interns Ellie Phan, Jenna Mesker, Kai Cohen, Katie Strader, and Kitty Taylor. Muncie residents were invited to share their experiences, memories, and stories of the place they call home through a plethora of activities such as oral history interviews, fieldwalks, information gathering, soundwalking, archival research, and public engagement. The 10-week project engaged with over 100 participants from the community. The exhibition will feature highlights from the Muncie Memories project, including drawings by Cornerstone Summer Arts Camp students, interviews with Upward Bound of Ivy Tech students, archival material, artwork, photographs, audio and video documentation, interactive digital features, music and more. More information about the project can be found atwww.plyspace.org and munciememories.tumblr.com.

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

    Savage’s will feature Eli Shaw’s “Welcome Home,” an exhibition of acrylic paintings. 

    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 11, 2019

Thursday

  • Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Justin Brown at Madjax Mainhall, 1st floor Justin Brown at Madjax Mainhall, 1st floor Muncie Makers Market "Second" Thursday! 6pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie
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    Since First Thursday fell on the Fourth of July this year, please join us for a Second Thursday event featuring the following:

    Dame Leo (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    Mixed media paintings, Assemblage art, handmade paper, jewelry, and hand painted wearables.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    Debra Gindhart local artist will exhibit her Second Thursday show, "Stencil Artist." Stencils are probably the most popular technique used in graffiti, street art, and wall art worldwide. Stenciled art has many different reasons behind it. The technique provides graffiti artists and contemporary artists with several important advantages, most significant being the possibilities to create more art and also be more visible and swift. 

    Debra, started experimenting with multi-layered cut out stencils and pre-cut stencils to add more colors and illusion of depth to her pieces ten years ago. This artistic experimentation resulted in much more elaborate and highly sophisticated stenciled artworks. Debra believes stencil artists take art to a whole new level, both in terms of aesthetics and messages they are trying to convey. "Stencil Art" will include some text on art messages as well. 

    Debra will also have a collection of Green Glam Studio jewelry, earrings and statement pendants. She will be donating 20% of all recycled jewelry sales to support Bailey for Mayor campaign. There is also a 20% off sale on wall art from previous exhibits. 

    Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments on July 11, second floor gallery in Madjax Muncie. 

    5-8pm, this event is free and open to the public.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    The mainhall of Madjax, 1st floor will feature art by Justin Brown, a 31 year old mixed media artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. His work focuses primarily on American intelligence agency psychological operations and surveillance. Justin Brown is the founder/executive director of Hoy Polloy Art Gallery in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    This collection of work is a fraction of a series wherein Justin makes portraits of individuals with their FBI surveillance files. Individuals range from pop icons to lesser known community organizers and artists. The purpose of the series is to highlight the diversity and depth of the government’s previous surveillance programs as we enter a modern awakening to surveillance capitalism.

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    The Muncie Makers Market is happy to be a part of Muncie’s First Thursday community events, even when it’s now SECOND Thursday! (Just this one time, back to regulation in August.) Thanks to an invitation to take over the sidewalks in front of the Muncie Map Co., the Muncie Makers Market will set up on the corner of Adams and Walnut Streets from 5-8p on Thursday, July 11th in Downtown Muncie.

    Come see our local Growers and Makers for fresh homemade food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, fresh and dried herbs, live plants, beautiful art, and handmade crafts of all kinds! First Thursday is a popular local tradition, going many years back. All sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout all of Downtown Muncie. It is a fun time for everyone - Kids too! - and a great opportunity to shop local and support the Muncie economy!

    More information:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1627047027524961/ 

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

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main
    Muncie Memories, a PlySpace and Muncie Arts and Culture Council project with PlySpace Resident Fellow Meredith Kooi, is a collaborative storytelling project that invites the residents of Muncie to share their experiences, memories, and stories of the place they call home. Muncie Memories will have a special Interview Booth set up on the first floor of Madjax from 5-8 PM. Come by and tell your stories about Muncie and be recorded for the living archive. The artist's studio will also be open on the second floor.  Learn more about the project at munciememories.tumblr.com or at plyspace.org/events.

    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!