Natalie Phillips

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Oct 7, 2021

Thursday

  • Downtown Development, Pumpkin Trail and Glow Ty Morton's “Following Vincent: From Paris to Provence” at The Fickle Peach Ned Griner, Fall Fest at Madjax Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Maria Walker, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month, various locations The North Church Venue Plyspace Open Studios at Madjax Artswalk (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Downtown Development, Pumpkin Trail and Glow Downtown Development, Pumpkin Trail and Glow Ty Morton's “Following Vincent: From Paris to Provence” at The Fickle Peach Ty Morton's “Following Vincent: From Paris to Provence” at The Fickle Peach Ned Griner, Ned Griner, "Jericho", at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co.'s “Muncie Mayor’s Arts Awards Recipients: 13 Visual Artists” Fall Fest at Madjax Fall Fest at Madjax Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor "A Priori" at Madjax Maria Walker, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month, various locations Maria Walker, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month, various locations The North Church Venue The North Church Venue Plyspace Open Studios at Madjax Plyspace Open Studios at Madjax

    Downtown Development
    A special edition of First Thursday, ArtsWalk will feature autumnal festivities and a celebration of arts, music, and culture in Muncie.

    The October ArtsWalk will feature the Pumpkin Trail and Glow (sponsored by The Muncie Delaware County Visitors Bureau), YART, Chalk It Up To Thankfulness Artists (Sponsored by Muncie Delaware Community Foundation), The Jacob Smith Ensemble, Ball State University Studio Jazz, Muncie Ballet Studio, America's Hometown Band Jazz Combo, pop up performances from Spirit of Muncie Marching Band, food trucks, MadJax Studio Artists, The Spirit of Muncie Marching Band (roaming DWNTWN from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm), and the Muncie Delaware County Visitor Bureau Grand Opening.

    Throughout the evening, chalk artists will also be creating their representations of thankfulness on DWNTWN sidewalks as part of "Chalk It Up to Thankfulness!"

    $100 Prizes will be awarded in three age groups for the Pumpkin Glow and Trail Pumpkin Carving contest. Registration must be complete by October 4th. Please follow this link to sign up: downtownmuncie.org/pumpkinglow.

    Visit downtownmuncie.org for a listing of all ArtsWalk events. 

    Parking is available in the Parking Garage located next to the Horizon Convention Center and Courtyard Marriott. Enter west of the hotel off of Liberty Street or south of the roundabout off of Victor Street. 

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    111 Arts Gallery will present work by local artists Jamie and Jolie Noggle outside on the sidewalk (weather permitting). Their feminist brand of art is inspiring to people of all types. They will have shirts, zines, and bags, all themed and handmade. 
    http://theescapistartist.etsy.com/

    111 Arts Gallery will also have some prints on display from their last publication documenting a collection put together by the late Jack Armstrong (One Eyed Jack). They will also have a 3-ring binder available of the entire collection to look through. These will be on display in the front gallery of the shop. 
    www.tattooindiana.com

    The Downtown Farm Stand
    125 E. Main
    The Downtown Farm Stand is showing off their façade renovation work and will be selling smoked bratwurst out front.  Our full menu will be available inside!  $3.00 special on drafts of Sierra Nevada Hazy IPA inside!

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles
    “Following Vincent: From Paris to Provence”: The Fickle Peach will feature a photo exhibit by Ty Morton inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s journey from the Montmarte artist colony in Paris to the streets of Arles in the southern region of Provence. It includes scenes of Van Gogh’s paintings as they exist today and their current surrounding scenery.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing presents “Muncie Mayor’s Arts Awards Recipients: 13 Visual Artists”: Gordy Fine Art and Framing is promoting the 2021 Mayor’s Arts Awards program by presenting a show of visual art made by Award recipients from previous years. Since 2015, awards have been given to 24 individuals and organizations. 13 of these are visual artists and we are proud to present their work beginning on the evening of ArtsWalk, October 7, 5 – 9 pm, to anticipate the 2021 Awards celebration in November. The 13 artists are Jonathan Becker, Braydee Euliss, Jim Faulkner, Ned Griner, Heidi Hale, Bob Hartley, Maura Jasper, Ann Johnson, Kim Miller, John Peterson, Michael Prater, Rachel Replogle, and Lynette Waters-Whitesell.  

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Come and support the creative genius of our makers and artists during ArtsWalk 2021 at MADJAX. Featuring work by: Ball State University School of Architecture, Kevin Klinger and students, The Aerial Annex, Beyond I Can, Drinking Bear Forge/Jacob Buck Price, Box Car Advertising/Anna Grace Longfellow, Donna Craycraft Hicks, Tom Stader, Angel Gillette, Jill West, Aimee Maychack, Debra Gindhart Dragoo/second floor galleries, Cay Cox, Emma Grace Dragoo/Mitchell.

    Additional info on Madjax artists is listed below:
    Design Lab/Idia Lab:
    “Atmospheres: Fabricating Light, Sound, and Place”: Join us in an exploration of sensory experiences unveiled within MadJax’s new Design Lab location! Visit with students and faculty from the I-Made DFAB Seminar at Ball State University’s Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning. Professor Kevin Klinger and students from this seminar will be on hand showcasing innovative digital fabrication projects, and enhancements to the atmospheres within the space.

    Partnering in this collaborative showcase is CAP’s IDIA Lab with the unveiling of their latest research project. IDIA’s Dr. Michael Rhoades designed and composed a site responsive 8.1 channel acoustical installation entitled, “A Priori,” which will be exhibited. Meet the students and faculty of CAP’s I-Made Seminar and IDIA Lab who will be on-site throughout the event!
    http://i-m-a-d-e.org
    http://idialab.org/

    Fall Fest:
    Ball State 4th year architecture students are holding their very first Fall Fest First Thursday this October 7th from 5pm to 9pm. These students have worked very hard over the past month to bring change to the courtyard outside of Madjax. We have created planters, cornhole boards, and fall décor for this event. They have also partnered with the Guardian who will be supplying pretzels and cheese for this event. Come support your local University and Muncie Makers! 

    Gindhart:
    Local artist and educator Debra Gindhart Dragoo annual exhibit addressing Native American Indian Genocide Month during ArtsWalk 2021. Abolish Columbus Day and start celebrating the native cultures. The holiday’s popularity has been waning for some time. It has already been renamed Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a reminder that Columbus’s voyages set off a chain of events that wreaked havoc on native populations in the New World. Columbus Day’s sentiments are superfluous. Instead, let’s focus on the indigenous people displaced by Columbus and those who followed in his wake. Let’s start reimagining that future as one that doesn’t honor Christopher Columbus. Debra will exhibit several pieces of wall art with Anti Columbus and pro Native American Peoples text on altered thrift store art. The artist's Green Glam Studio jewelry collection will also be featured. 2nd floor

    Plyspace:
    “Plyspace Artswalk Open Studio at Madjax”: PlySpace, the artist in residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MuncieArts) will be hosting Open Studios on the second floor of Madjax during October ArtsWalk on Thursday, October 7, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Stop by and get to know the fall PlySpace residents, Adam Stacey, Makenzie Goodman, Lyzette Wanzer and Camila Ortiz. Each will be on hand to talk about work and their upcoming projects in Muncie. 

    Massage Therapy Associates of Muncie
    419 S. Walnut
    Massage Therapy Associates of Muncie will be hosting an exhibition of work from the Muncie Artists Guild. Included in the exhibition will be work by Jean McCauley, Tom Heatherly, Lylanne Musselman, Jill Palumbo, Chic Elbert Velazco, and Carla Corbin, along with other members of the Muncie Artists Guild. 

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    The Muncie Artists Guild’s “Artist of the Month” for October is Maria Walker. She is a self-taught beadwork artist. She uses beads the way a painter uses paints to express her artwork. Maria has been a member of Muncie Artists Guild since 2016 and enjoys participating in the Guild’s annual show where she has won awards in three-dimensional art, fiber art and photography.  Her beaded mask titled "Mariposa Perception" won second place in the Guild’s 2021 annual show.  

    In 2019 Maria entered her first beaded bottle "Morning Prayer" which was accepted into the juried exhibition Open Space: Art about the Land.  Most recently her photograph "Winter Catalpa Tree" was also accepted into the 2021 Open Space: Art about the Land.   

    In addition to Maria's love of beading designs on glass bottles and working in other media, Maria also designs unique jewelry. Maria believes, "Inspiration is everywhere." 

    See her work at the following locations:
    Rosebud Coffee House, Old National Bank, Northwest Bank, Vera Mae’s, and Parlour

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Artists Jannell Summers and Mary Arnett-Delaney will be set up outside with prints, zines, and other cool stuff for sale at their show "Full of Zest." Jannell will be doing free blind-contour portraits and Mary will be demonstrating how to make your own tiny zine throughout. Refreshments provided, will move indoors for bad weather.  Muncie Map Co. will also be open and selling its unique mappy and Muncie items as well.

    The North Church Venue
    400 E. North St.
    The North Church Venue will be open from 5-8 PM! We will have cash bar by Elm Street, live music, a food truck, and local artists!

    Pink Leaf- The Commercial Kitchen
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Fall into New Community Classes at Pink Leaf! We will be showcasing NoellieBellie Boutique's crocheted designs as well as sharing our community class sign ups. Runaround Soup and Danielle's Bistro will be selling soup & desserts, so come hungry and see what all the buzz is about!

    Valhalla (21+)
    215 S. Walnut
    Valhalla presents “Blues Jam” every Thursday. “Blues Jam” is an open event with sign-up starting at 7pm and music from 8-11pm. Come show us your talent! 

    YART
    Canan Commons, 500 S. Walnut St.
    YART is a Yard Sale for Art! 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 2021 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the 2021 ArtsWalk on Thursday, October 7th, from 5-8p. You can find YART and LIVE music performances at Canan Commons, Muncie's great urban greenspace park and amphitheater by 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 pandemic-safe and socially distanced 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! 

Sep 2, 2021

Thursday

  • Jeff Brackett at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Madjax, 1st and 2nd floor galleries Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month The North Church Venue September's First Thursday (Full Listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Jeff Brackett at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Jeff Brackett at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Madjax, 1st and 2nd floor galleries Madjax, 1st and 2nd floor galleries Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month The North Church Venue The North Church Venue

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing will open a sale of ink drawings by Jeff Brackett, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Ball State.  Brackett’s mostly abstract images are made of lines that are balanced between being purposefully composed and meandering adventurously.  Some of the drawings are very large scale at 60” x 40”.  Others are small at 8” x 8”.  The show’s title is Forgetting the Ox.  Brackett compares his process to the Buddhist metaphor of Ox-herding where he works toward eliminating the distinction between himself and the art he makes.  The show will open at a reception on Thursday September 2 from 5 – 8 pm.  Refreshments will be served, and the artist will be on hand to engage with visitors. The show will remain on view until Saturday October 2 when he will return for a closing event from 1 – 3 pm. 

    At 6:15 the artist will give a 10 minute presentation about his work and answer questions. 

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

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Come and support the creative genius of our makers and artists during First Thursdays at MADJAX.

    The Aerial Annex, Beyond I Can, Box Car Advertising, Dj Natalie, Donna Craycraft Hicks, Jayla Bell, Charlie West, Elli Abrahamson McCormick, Christine Barber Bush, Angel Gillette, Tom Stader, Dawn Carter, Sara Collas, Cayonna Lewis, Stephen M. Millben Jr. and MORE!! 

    Support The Guardian Brewery too! 

    Madjax Muncie 
    First and second floor galleries
    515 East Main Street
    First Thursdays at MADJAX
    September 2nd 

    Below is additional information about Madjax Artists:
    Gindhart:
    Debra Gindhart Dragoo is celebrating her birthday EARLY AGAIN! Local artist, arts educator and community arts advocate invites you to join her as she celebrates 69! 

    Please stop by Gindhart at Madjax and give her some LOVE. Debra is a spoken word artist as well, it has been my voice and poetry flowing through the paint—be it aerosol, acrylics, or otherwise—it’s tactile and telling. Her work will tell the story of a young girl-artist-woman, giving voice to such issues as childhood sexual abuse/the degradation of women and girls, divorce, cancer—it’s funding, research and cure, chemical effects on the planet, hunger and stardom, all told through vibrant colors sprinkled with spray art. Always outspoken and creative, she’s poured her energy, over the years, into various projects, both personal and community-wide. She’s practiced her love of spoken-word poetry at various First Thursday (Muncie’s art night) events, and has showcased her Green Glam Studio jewelry line of environmentally friendly jewelry.

    Debra believes that life passes from our art. We evolve with age and, hence, our style and medium evolve. My art is storytelling using strokes and spray, my art has been fiber and paint and public. Through years of community outreach arts programming, I hold multi-generational projects close to my artist heart. Art is in my spirit, resounding from my soul.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Muncie Artist’s Guild Artist of the Month: Congratulations to Deborah Brown for having won the Best-of-Show award at the Muncie Artists Guild’s  2021 annual exhibit “Artists Unmasked” which took place at the Minnetrista Cultural Center. Deborah’s winning artwork is an acrylic painting titled “The Gathering” which the judge, John C. Kelty of Fort Wayne, described as having been created with an extremely well-done painterly technique as well as with a masterful use of contrast. Deborah’s award included the honor of becoming the guild’s September Artist of the Month and the payment of her 2022 membership.   

    Deborah is a Muncie native and completed her graduate and MA degrees at Ball State University, as well as a certification in Gifted Education. Before retiring, she taught school in southern Indiana, Georgia, Florida, then once again in Indiana. 

    After retiring, she pursued her lifelong love of art, attending several workshops, some of which were in Maine, Nantucket, and southern Indiana (New Harmony). Some of the workshops were taught by accomplished artists such as Thomas Dunlay, Pam Newell, Susie Rachels, Beth Schwier, Jim Faulkner, and Terry Armstrong. 

    Besides painting, Deborah enjoys spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren!) and traveling to various parts of the country gathering inspiration from nature and God's handiwork. 

    One of her favorite quotes is, "You are never too old to become what you might have been." 

    You can see Deborah's artwork in person during the month of September at the following businesses who have generously agreed to support the artists of the Muncie Artists Guild by hosting and displaying our creations: 

    Northwest Bank,110 E Charles St. Muncie, IN 47305
    Old National Bank,2401 S Madison St. Muncie, IN 47302
    Rosebud Coffee House,1805 S Hoyt Ave. Muncie, IN 47302
    Vera Mae’s Bistro, 207-209 S Walnut St. Muncie, IN 47305
    Parlour,1300 W University Ave Muncie, IN 47303 

    The North Church Venue
    400 E. North St.
    The North Church Venue will be doing First Thursday with an acoustic set by John Beatrice Duo, food truck by Farmland BBQ Company, bar by Elm Street Brewery, snacks by the Bearded Baker, and art by several local artists.

    The Speakeasy on Walnut
    227 S. Walnut St.
    The Speakeasy on Walnut will have an open house on First Thursday from 5-9pm. There will be snacks, drinks for adults, mini dance lessons, and lots of music!

     

Aug 5, 2021

Thursday

  • Chet Geiselman at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Madjax for August's First Thursday Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month August's First Thursday (Full Listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Chet Geiselman at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Chet Geiselman at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Madjax for August's First Thursday Madjax for August's First Thursday 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 Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    We always have art, specifically tattoo flash from the last 100 years on display from artists around the world. The shop is a museum and temple to one of the world’s oldest art forms still practiced to this day (6000 year old art form). We invite everyone everyday to just walk-in and see 111 Arts Gallery and peer into the timeless art and collection this studio and gallery offer. Currently showing work from early 1970s from artist from Fort Recovery, Ohio. 

    Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie
    1710 S Madison St.
    The Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie will be promoting their Back2Club Bash and our After School programs. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Opening Reception for Crosbys’ Gallery: Dimensions Hosted by Cornerstone Center for the Arts in conjunction with Muncie DWNTWN’s First Thursday

    Within their debut joint exhibit, Dimensions, Leon Crosby collaborates with his wife, Laura Crosby, to showcase how different perspectives can create one cohesive story. Through this mixed media gallery, the Crosbys highlight elements of colorful fun and whimsical stories. The Crosbys’ exhibit will be displayed in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center of the Arts during the month of August.

    The opening reception will be held on Thursday, Aug. 5, from 5 - 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display throughout the month, until Friday, Aug. 27. Additional art pieces will be available for purchase in an adjoining room on the second floor during the opening reception.

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

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    First Thursday, Reception for Summer Invitational, featuring Chet Geiselman, Josh Winkler, Cheryl Anne Lorance, and Aaron Nicholson.
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, August 5, from 5 – 8 pm with a reception for the gallery’s annual Summer Invitational. The exhibit features work by Chet Geiselman, Josh Winker, Cheryl Anne Lorance, and Aaron Nicholson. These four artists all have strong ties to Muncie and Ball State. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    A brief program at 6:15 will highlight Chet Geiselman who will talk about his long running series of bas relief wooden sculptures.  Geiselman shapes pieces of wood and assembles them like a puzzle forming three-dimensional images.   “Sometimes the images originate as doodles in the margins of his notepad,” says Gordy owner Carl Schafer.  “The sculptures are a record of his wandering thoughts while doing daily tasks not needing his full attention.”

    The exhibit will remain on view through August 28.  

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. Summer Invitational may also be viewed through the end of August during regular 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.

    High Street United Methodist Church
    219 S. High
    High Street UMC is introducing its church library this month! Stop by our church parking lot to check out some of the resources available. Our librarians have culled our collection and have pulled some things for you to be able to add to yours! As always we will have water and popsicles available as well. 

    Intersections
    301 S Walnut Street, Suite 101
    Intersection’s 10th Birthday Party: In 2011, Intersection opened its doors to bold ideas. Ten years later, we’re still going strong. Join us for an open house celebration to take a look back at our biggest and boldest work over the past 10 years and to see where we’re headed next. Refreshments will be served.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Come and support the creative genius and talented makers during First Thursdays at MADJAX

    FIRST FLOOR GALLERIES: Kayla Renae Thomas, Ron Richcreek, Debbie Richcreek, Morgan Tyler, Marie Koons, Wendy Lynn, Moe’s Adornment, Dawn Carter, Sydney Teare, Stephen M Millben II, Toquetta Woods, Tamara Harris, Jayla Bell, Donna Craycraft Hicks, Christine Barber Bush, Morgan Mercer, Maggie Love Mercer

    SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES: Tom Stader, Mattie Ewing, Johnny Woods, Debbie Mae, Nancy B. Carlson, Georedt Michael Huggins, Caitlin Torres, Lanie Manning, Alyssa Carey, Anna Grace Longfellow, Angel Gillette, Mary Hammond, Elli Abrahamson McCormick

    Additional Information about some of the Madjax artists is listed below:
    Gindhart at Madjax

    FUN WITH POETRY and MESSAGE IN A CAN is the August First Thursdays at Madjax exhibit by local artist and maker Debra Gindhart Dragoo. Her second floor gallery Gindhart at Madjax will feature humorous and telling mixed media wall art. Found art, thrift store finds, aerosol art and assemblage techniques combined with text on messages make up this months art installation. 

    There’s a NEW Green Glam Studio jewelry earrings collection too, EAT YOUR VEGGIES 2!

    Meet the artist.

    Ron Richcreek
    Ron Richcreek will be at Madjax for August’s First Thursday. Ron has been working on bulbous shapes for some time and has a few to share with you. Join in the fun at Madjax, August 5th and support your local art community.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    The Muncie Artists Guild will feature work by our featured artist, Carla Corbin.

    Please visit the following area businesses this month to enjoy the artwork of Carla Corbin:
    Vera Mae's on Walnut Street; Northwest Bank on Adams Street; Old National Bank on Madison Street; Parlour Salon on University Ave. and Rosebud Coffee House on Memorial Drive.

    Carla’s Bio:
    Drawing and making things have been present in my life since childhood. I recently retired from the Department of Landscape Architecture at Ball State where I taught drawing and graphics, and design and other professional courses. Originally my focus in college was Fine Arts, but an interest in Architecture took me in a different direction. After graduation I practiced in the Washington DC area, working on several projects that were more about landscape than architecture, then embarked on a mid-life career change to study and teach landscape architecture. 

    With full-time teaching aside now, a return to making art has been a delight. Drawing with pen and pastel, I’ve also taken classes in printmaking, both on paper and fabric. I was surprised by a growing fascination with fabric and stitch – drawing lines with thread and making marks with dye – and have been making work to exhibit for over three years. I currently have three representational works in the Figures of Speech show at the Anderson Museum, and two abstract pieces that will be in Fabulous Fibers IV in the fall in Henderson, Kentucky.  

    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, where I’m also a member. Both organizations do a great deal toward bringing art into the community in our area, and I’m pleased to be a part of that effort. 

    Muncie Ballet Studio
    Canan Commons
    Muncie Ballet Studio will be offering free dance-along opportunities for children at 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on the stage at Canan Commons. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend. 

    Patterson Block Muncie
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Grow with us at the GRAND OPENING of Patterson Block Muncie from 5-8pm! The street will be blocked off for the party with food vendors and fun, plus our building will be open to the public- filled with artists, music, tours, giveaways and activities for the whole family!

    The Speakeasy on Walnut
    227 S. Walnut St.
    Join us for the GRAND OPENING of The Speakeasy on Walnut! The Speakeasy is an event center with a unique twist -- we teach partner dance classes with Harmony Dance Studio! Our social dances regularly draw folks from Fort Wayne, Portland, Indianapolis, and Ohio, and we're excited to introduce more people to the love of dancing. We'll be having our open house on Thursday the 5th and offering snacks, music, and mini dance lessons every half hour from 5-9pm. 

Jul 1, 2021

Thursday

  • Forever Young Children's Boutique, moving sale and popsicle stand Madjax, 1st floor galleries Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Live Music with Katie Jo Robinson, Madjax, 1st floor Music Trivia Drawing, Win this prize pack! Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran, Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax, 2nd floor Karen Evans, Pati Sparks, The Commercial Kitchen at Pink Leaf July's First Thursday (Full Listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Forever Young Children's Boutique, moving sale and popsicle stand Forever Young Children's Boutique, moving sale and popsicle stand Madjax, 1st floor galleries Madjax, 1st floor galleries Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Live Music with Katie Jo Robinson, Madjax, 1st floor Live Music with Katie Jo Robinson, Madjax, 1st floor Music Trivia Drawing, Win this prize pack! Madjax, 2nd floor Music Trivia Drawing, Win this prize pack! Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran, Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran, Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran, Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax, 2nd floor Karen Evans, Karen Evans, "The Boat at Sunset," Muncie Artist's Guild: Artist of the Month Pati Sparks, Pati Sparks, "Winter Reflections," Muncie Artist's Guild: Artist of the Month The Commercial Kitchen at Pink Leaf The Commercial Kitchen at Pink Leaf

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Opening Reception for Darla Gaskins’s Gallery: Persphone
    Hosted by Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    In her first solo art exhibit entitled Persphone, Darla Gaskins brings together the worlds of sorrow and joy. With pieces portraying both positive and negative emotions, this gallery shows the beauty in both darkness and light. Gaskin’s exhibit will be displayed in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center of the Arts during the month of July.

    The opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 1st, from 5 - 8 p.m. and will remain on display until Friday, July 30. A virtual gallery showcasing Gaskin’s pieces 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 to wear masks. 

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    Forever Young CB will be open late that evening till 7:00. We have a lot going on. First we are MOVING! So we will be having a moving SALE. Also we have lots of Red White and Blue apparel in the shop now for Fourth of July. Last thing is we will be having a Free Popsicle Stand All donations will go to First Choice for Women. 

    High Street United Methodist Church
    219 S. High
    High Street UMC will have cornhole, sidewalk chalk and ice pops in the parking lot! Stop by and play a while with us.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.

    Madjax, 1st floor galleries, 5-8pm
    Come and support the local pop up makers and artists during First Thursdays at MADJAX. Find these many accomplished artists and crafters in Monroe Hall and Public Hall, first floor. 

    The Aerial Annex, Beyond I CAN, Lindsay Jones, Jaelin No Rivals, Rhonda Newsome, Katie Jo Robinson/MUSIC, Cassandra Reeves, Ron and Debbie Richcreek, Climbing Ivy Handmade Journals, Angelita Hampton, Missy Scott, Toquetta Woods, Wendy Lynn, Deshawn Roberts, 

    Dawn Carter, Kayla Renae Thomas, Jessi Ireland, Michele Ray and MORE!! 

    Monroe Hall and Public Hall are both on the first floor accessible via the Monroe Street entrance. 

    Madjax, 2nd floor galleries, 5-8pm
    Come and support the creative genius of these makers and artists during First Thursdays at MADJAX. Support local community creatives: Neal Soley, Angel Gillette, Lanie Manning, 

    Caitlin Torres, Nancy Carlson, Georedt Michael Huggins, Amelia Jo Roe, Johnny Woods, Alyssa Carey, Anna Grace Longfellow, Mattie Ewing, Debbie Mae, Michelle Duran, Missy Adams, Sara Collas, Victoria Callow, Debra Gindhart , Natalie Phillips (DJ)

    Additional information about specific Madjax artists is below:

    Music, 1st floor: Live music from Katie Jo Robinson
    Come and enjoy the incredible musical talents of Katie Jo Robinson a local singer songwriter and educator. Madjax is thrilled to have her as part of our July First Thursday! Katie has been serenading Muncie and beyond for several years. Attend and enjoy first floor Madjax Muncie.

    Music, 2nd floor: “American” Music Night: Trivia and Drawing!
    Join Madjax for July’s First Thursday and listen to some “American” music celebrating Independence Day! Each song played will include words associated with “America” (America, freedom, liberty, etc.) in either the title of the song or the name of the band. While you shop for art at Madjax, listen to the music, then fill out a trivia sheet naming at least three of the songs you heard. Everyone who fills out a sheet will be entered in a drawing to win an artsy Muncie price pack filled with the following goodies: two pairs of earrings from Debra Gindhart, a Bob Ross sticker and button from The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista, a Ball State School of Art sticker, a Vincent Van Gogh notebook, a Starry Night pin, and a set of artist/paintbrush pins. 

    Pick up and return your trivia sheets to Natalie at the DJ table on the 2nd floor. 

    Michelle Duran, 2nd fl.
    Michelle Duran is a maker who explores the spiritual and physical worlds. In addition to her miniature spirit world items such as tarot decks and grimoires, this month she has new embroidery designs, crystal jewelry, and essential oil bath salts for sale. 

    Debra Gindhart, 2nd fl.
    Debra Gindhart, local artist-maker, visual arts educator and community arts programmer will feature her Green Glam Studio jewelry for July First Thursdays at Madjax Muncie. Featuring Tibetan filigree earrings and earrings created using vintage necklace clasps. Found objects, estate baubles, thrift store finds combined with design and creative techniques result in one of a kind accessories. There is also a new Green Glam Studio jewelry collection of braided cord pendants including a humorous “I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good” charms. Meet the artist. 

    Ron Richcreek, 1st fl.
    Ron Richcreek will be joining the artists at First Thursdays at Madjax on July 1st from 5-8PM with his functional and aesthetic pottery.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Co-Artists of the Month - Muncie Artists Guild - July 2021
    Please visit the following area businesses this month to enjoy the artwork of Pati Sparks and Karen S. Evans:
    Vera Mae's on Walnut Street;
    Northwest Bank on Adams Street;
    Old National Bank on Madison Street; and
    Rosebud Coffee House on Memorial Drive.

    Pati Sparks: As a fulltime, professional artist, Pati (Bell) Sparks specializes in portraits and landscapes in oil and pastel. Sparks teaches art privately from her studio north of Sulphur Springs and has had a long and successful career as a mural artist in Indianapolis. Currently she continues to create artwork in her childhood home, a Victorian farm house in Henry County.

    Art has been a large part of who Sparks is from a very young age.  She won her first award at seven, and received her first portrait commissions while still in her teens. Sparks is a naturally gifted artist, developing her talent by studying fine art in various museums and galleries and by experimentation.  She draws much inspiration from her passions for travel and her observations of people. 

    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 including Better Homes and Gardens and she has been listed in the fine arts section of the “International Who’s Who in Interior Design.”   Her work is well recognized in venues including the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children and Kona Jack’s Restaurant (Indianapolis, IN) and the Medical College of Georgia Children’s Hospital (Augusta, GA).   Her paintings and murals are part of numerous  private collections in Indiana and in the American Southeast. 

    Sparks currently accepts commissions from throughout the United States. Inquiries are welcome by Messenger at www.facebook.com%2Fpati.sparks&data=04%7C01%7Cnephillips%40bsu.edu%7C5d9fb0e026d5463a49a708d936891684%7C6fff909f07dc40da9e30fd7549c0f494%7C0%7C0%7C637600784695110177%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=2Q3Yd0vb85pMO6WSM8jvf7zW%2FKaCVbkSq8RoNAWgQLM%3D&reserved=0">https://www.facebook.com/pati.sparks.

    Karen S. Evans: Karen Evans has loved drawing and creating all her life.  Some of her fondest childhood memories are of drawing alongside her brother who went on to earn his MFA and made his living as an artist. Karen’s small high school didn’t even offer art as a subject, but despite being unable to pursue her artistic interests in as straightforward a way as her brother, she has always enjoyed being creative.  

    Immediately after high school she began working at the Winchester Gazette, setting type. Her lifelong work has been in printing and doing graphic artwork for different newspapers. She was especially good at creating ads for area sales representatives.

    Over the years, her creativity has taken several forms, including cutting hair, decorating cakes, 

    making candy, painting wooden and ceramic ornaments and crafts, taking photographs, managing flower gardens, making silk flower arrangements,and decorating windows for the holidays.

    Always wanting a creative outlet, she began oil painting lessons in the late 1980s with various 

    Artists including Steve Ross (son of the famous Bob Ross), Martha Searcy, Phyllis Whitworth, and Dorothy Humbarger. For the past several years Evans has studied painting with her fellow artist of the month, Pati Sparks, who describes Evans as “one of my most talented students!”  and “She isn’t satisfied until her paintings are ‘just right.’”  

    Evans focuses mainly on creating landscapes, but also enjoys painting flowers and portraits. Evans says, “My desire is to continue improving my ability to capture the interesting and beautiful things around us using oil paint and canvas.”

    Pink Leaf- The Commercial Kitchen
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Bring art into your everyday life. From our kitchen to yours, come watch Michael Still of The Master's Potter work on his pottery wheel and purchase one-of-a-kind handmade pottery pieces to take home. Don't forget to bring the kids to enter our coloring contest!

Jun 3, 2021

Thursday

  • Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development After Hours Art Reels, sponsored by Downtown Development Flower Hour, sponsored by Downtown Development The Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf Opening Reception of Student Showcase, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Ron Richcreek at Dandelions Boutique The Downtown Farm Stand Cheryl Anne Lorance, Brink of Summer Artswalk at Madjax Beyond I CAN, Madjax,1st floor Tribune Showprint, Madjax, 1st floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Shidler, Madjax 2nd floor Karen Fisher, Muncie Artists' Guild Artist of the Month Muncie Map Co. The North Church Venue Sea Salt and Cinnamon YART! June's First Thursday (Full Listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development After Hours Art Reels, sponsored by Downtown Development After Hours Art Reels, sponsored by Downtown Development Flower Hour, sponsored by Downtown Development Flower Hour, sponsored by Downtown Development The Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf The Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf Opening Reception of Student Showcase, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Opening Reception of Student Showcase, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Ron Richcreek at Dandelions Boutique Ron Richcreek at Dandelions Boutique The Downtown Farm Stand The Downtown Farm Stand Cheryl Anne Lorance, Cheryl Anne Lorance, "Leaving Biltmore," Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Brink of Summer Artswalk at Madjax Brink of Summer Artswalk at Madjax Beyond I CAN, Madjax,1st floor Beyond I CAN, Madjax,1st floor Tribune Showprint, Madjax, 1st floor Tribune Showprint, Madjax, 1st floor "Hot" Music Night Trivia and Raffle, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Shidler, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Shidler, Madjax 2nd floor Karen Fisher, Muncie Artists' Guild Artist of the Month Karen Fisher, Muncie Artists' Guild Artist of the Month Muncie Map Co. Muncie Map Co. The North Church Venue The North Church Venue "Cicada Chorus," at Plyspace Sea Salt and Cinnamon Sea Salt and Cinnamon YART! YART!

    Downtown Development
    A special edition of First Thursday, Brink of Summer ArtsWalk celebrates the arts culture in Muncie. Watch and learn from local artists as they perform their craft, support vendors at YART, and explore the DWNTWN community. This event is sponsored by The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County.

    After Hours Art Reels
    Muncie Downtown Development Partnership will host outdoor After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks in June–September. June’s film is Casablanca

    Films will be projected onto the MutualBank wall on Charles St at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E Charles St for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area. 9-11pm

    Go to http://www.downtownmuncie.org/after-hours-art-reels/ to see the trailers for all the films.

    Upcoming:
    July 1- The Untouchables
    August 5- Rocketman
    September 2- 2001 The Space Odyssey 

    Flower Hour
    Explore DWTNWN during Brink of Summer ArtsWalk and collect flowers from 10 different locations to create a beautiful, custom bouquet. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here or from a participating sponsor or Downtown Development board of staff member.

    Money raised through this event will support DWNTWN event programming and development opportunities. This event is presented by Normandy Flower Shop, Foister's Flowers & Gifts, Dandelions Flowers & Gifts, and Miller's Flowers and Gifts

    The Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut
    Bring the whole family and grow with us! We're opening up the Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf from 5:30-8:00pm for tours. Check out the newly commissioned art piece that will bloom in the lobby and take home a packet of seeds for your garden. Youth-designed coloring pages and cookies will keep the young ones happy while you browse.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Opening Reception for Cornerstone Spring Celebration: Student Showcase Hosted by Cornerstone Center for the Arts in conjunction with DWNTWN Muncie’s First Thursday

    As a celebration of our students' creativity and perseverance through the current

    pandemic, our Teaching Artists have curated a gallery to showcase their outstanding pieces. The visual arts exhibit 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, June 3, from 5 - 8 p.m. and will remain on

    display until Friday, June 25. In addition, recordings of student performances will be shown during the exhibit. 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 to 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 Pottery will be on display at Dandelions Flowers for June’s First Thursday. Ron has been working with slab ware and hand building along with his wheel thrown pieces.

    Downtown Farm Stand
    125 E. Main
    The Downtown Farm Stand will have smoked pulled pork sandwiches in front of the Farm Stand for sale along with our full restaurant menu and beer and wine available inside.  

    The Farm Stand Second Story banquet room will offer tours of our historically renovated dance hall and we will have a free wine tasting of newly available  organic Italian wines.
    107 S Mulberry St Suite 210

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Opening Reception for Summer Invitational, featuring Cheryl Anne Lorance, Aaron Nicholson, Chet Geiselman, and Josh Winkler.


    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate the Brink of Summer ArtsWalk, June 3rd from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for the gallery’s annual Summer Invitational. The exhibit will feature work by Cheryl Anne Lorance, Aaron Nicholson, Chet Geiselman, and Josh Winkler. These four artists all have strong ties to Muncie and Ball State.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.


    The exhibit will be on view for three months through the end of August. 

    A brief program at 6:15 will highlight the work of Cheryl Lorance and Aaron Nicholson. Lorance will talk about paintings from her Wanderlust series depicting the imaginary travels of a small camper at the car that pulls it.  Nicholson’s work focuses on outer space and human interactions in the galaxies.  He will be serving cherry pie made in his baking pan shaped like an alien. 

    The work of Geiselman and Winkler will be highlighted at the First Thursday event in August.  

    Gordy is proud to participate in DWNTWN Muncie’s Flower Hour as one of ten locations to collect flowers to create a beautiful, custom bouquet.  Tickets can be purchased for $20.  Money raised through this event will support DWNTWN event programming and development opportunities. 

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. Summer Invitational may also be viewed through the end of August during regular 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.

    High Street United Methodist Church
    219 S. High 
    High Street UMC will be enjoying some of the thrills of summer in our parking lot on the corner of High Street and Jackson. We’ll have popsicles, some yard games, sidewalk chalk and more. Stop by and play awhile!

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Brink of Summer ArtsWalk at MADJAX
    Madjax, 1st and 2nd floors

    Makers, creatives, and artists will fill Monroe Hall, Public Hall and Second Floor Galleries. We are thrilled to have these talents! 
    June Brink of Summer ArtsWalk please support local artists and makers.

    Meet the makers and artists and see their many talents, 5-8pm

    Second floor galleries and Monroe Street Hall pop-up artists and makers

    Beyond I CAN
    Madjax, 1st floor
    Beyond I CAN/CARS is a creative day service program for adults with special-needs. We create opportunities and experiences for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to explore through creative media in a fun, social environment. We create pottery, mosaics, paintings, greeting cards, small wooden furniture, screen-printed t-shirts, jewelry, crocheted/knitted items, greeting signs and more!  Visit us in our new location on the first floor of MadJax.

    Tribune Showprint
    Madjax, 1st floor
    Tribune Showprint will be open for shop tours and a press will be inked for you to pull a print to take home with you. Come see new presses and products that we have been working on this past year.

    “Hot” Music Night: Trivia and Raffle!
    Madjax, 2nd floor
    Join Madjax for the Brink of Summer Artswalk to listen to some “Hot” music celebrating the summertime! Each song played will include “hot” words/synonyms (fire, inferno, burning, etc.) in either the title of the song or the name of the band. While you shop for art at Madjax, listen to the music, then fill out a trivia sheet naming at least three of the songs you heard. Everyone who fills out a sheet will be entered in a raffle to win an artsy Muncie price pack filled with goodies from places like The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista, the Mailroom, and Muncie Map Co.! Pick up and return your trivia sheets to Natalie at the DJ table on the 2nd floor. 

    Debra Gindhart
    Madjax, 2nd floor
    Debra Gindhart artist in residence and First Thursdays curator at Madjax will feature TEXT ON altered thrift store art, redirected vintage paintings and prints. Humorous words on found art. Meet the artist and see this new art series TEXT ON. 5-8pm    

    Debra Shidler
    Madjax, 2nd floor
    Bloom: A Beautiful Process of Becoming

    About the Artist: Debra Shidler

    I hail from the mid-west; a small town in central Indiana called Portland. Art is ingrained in my upbringing as there are wood workers, glass blowers, fashion designers and painters within my family tree.  I have always loved art since I was a child and could be found drawing in the afternoon sun by a door way. I have continually been inspired by nature, but had been struggling with a perfectionistic outlook throughout my art journey.

    While taking classes for my art degree at Ball State; a painting teacher advised me to just live with a painting I loathed. She pushed me to see the imperfections and see the beauty in the work. That was the first time I had really stopped and took in my art. It was hard to see the beauty because I could only see what I had failed to accomplish in the painting. I began looking at the work as a whole with time I saw my painting process and fell in love.

    I soon realized my creative style was marrying organic abstract with nature images ranging from birds, flowers, seed pods, wood grain, etc. While in ceramic and metal working classes I enjoyed exploring imprint of natural found objects. I loved painting in oils as this medium allows an artist to come back and push the colors or add textures. I really enjoy artist from all mediums as well.  I am inspired by the colors and movement of Paul Klee’s work. The clean, organic architecture and designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, and gorgeous glass work of Dale Chihuly. The impressive scale and ingenuity of the Burning Man Exhibits is truly an experience.

    My work to this day still explores these very key elements and inspirations; however, it was my son who reminded me of loving the imperfections of creating again. I had recently rented a pottery wheel to help my son discover the love of art; of course, at 3 he loves to see what materials will do with force. As I pulled up a pot form from the wheel he would then “help.” This created a rose like sculpture. It was simplistic, but stunning.

    My art has been in the Juried Art Show at Minnetrista, Cornerstone Center for Arts Show, Ball State’s Juried Art Show, Echo Gallery, Made in Muncie, F.B. Fogg Salon and Cornerstone Center for the Arts all in central Indiana. I have also worked within the Muncie community at the Boys & Girls Club doing summer art programs and the Unity Center; as it my goal to inspire youth to express themselves and see the beauty around them.

    I began my formal art training at Ball State University in the Fall of 2001 and finished in the Spring of 2006. I was able to explore many mediums such as: enameling to copper forms and flat surfaces; metal working with various metals like copper, silver and nickel; electroforming to grow copper products, discovering numerous ceramic glazing processes and firing techniques; printing and etching; as well as painting.

    The subject of this show is Bloom; a beautiful process of becoming. During this time of the epidemic, I have really been able to dive back into art again. The creative outlet has been uplifting, challenging and a welcome distraction. Most of the work is focused on flowers as this reminds me of new growth and spring when the world wakes up from hibernation. I like to paint with acid like colors, but have been trying to develop other tints and shades in my pallet. The bright colors remind me of happiness and have a playful demeanor; which I feel allow my abstract figures and objects to dance on the canvas.

    I hope my work brings you joy, a feeling of optimism and a sense of freedom. Please enjoy my show.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Muncie Artists Guild’s June 2021 
    Artist of the Month, Karen Fisher

    Karen Fisher moved to Muncie in 1972 as a Ball State freshman majoring in art education.  Just as her graduation goal came into sight, and her plan to exit Muncie was forming, she met Paul Fisher, a native of Muncie; the rest (as they say) is history. Paul and Karen were married in 1982 and have one daughter, Elizabeth.

    Karen finished her undergraduate degree in 1976 in art education and completed her master’s degree in education in 1990. She taught reading in the Anderson schools before going to work at Gordy’s Art Mart. In 2003 Karen and Paul purchased the business from the Gordys’ and renamed it, simply, Art Mart. Art Mart is a successful art materials business in the BSU “Village.” Karen is a Certified Art Materials Retailer by NAMTA, an International Art Materials Association. This year Art Mart received two awards from the Best of Ball State which is sponsored by the Daily News. They were thrilled and proud to accept both the Best Small Business Award and the Best Customer Service Award.   

    Karen has taught art classes to many young students and adults over her years in art materials. She still interacts with many of those same folks, now some have kids and grandkids. Karen still does Art Camps in the summertime and often goes to area family art festivals to demonstrate one process or another. She also taught at Cornerstone Center for the Arts for several years.

    As an artist Karen likes to paint and draw.  “I love stuff! Often I paint or draw what is on my studio table. Recently I have enjoyed drawing and painting architectural components. In particular I have been very interested in corbels, molding and fancy bric-a-brac on old Victorian homes. Living in a 125-year-old home allows me to appreciate the work that went into all the beautiful decoration on many of the old homes.”

    Karen is a member of Muncie Artist Guild, a new member of the Mayor’s Public Arts Committee as well as a longtime member of NAMTA, National Art Materials Trade Association, and, iAMart, an international organization of Independent Art Materials stores.  

    To see Karen Fisher's artwork in person, please visit the following businesses, proud hosts of the Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month:

    Vera Mae's - Walnut St.
    Massage Therapy Associates - Walnut St.
    Northwest Bank - Adams St.
    Old National Bank - Madison St.
    Rosebud Cafe -Memorial Dr.

    Come see Muncie Artists Guild’s website for the latest news on our events and activities:  https://www.muncieartistsguild.com/ 

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Jannell Summers will be set up outside with a table of some of her old prints and originals (inside if it rains). She will also be doing blind-continuous contour drawings for the public. 

    Muncie Map will also have a clearance sale going on, free give-aways throughout the night. We will have coloring pages of a map of Muncie for kids to keep or enter into a coloring contest called "Hey, We're Neighbors!" Coloring pages need to be turned in by the following Thursday, June 10th. The winners will be announced on the first Thursday of July. Prizes include tshirts, stickers, magnets, and more. Notable entries will be displayed in our shop for the month of June.

    Amy Shears, who owns Fur in Focus pet photography studio, inside and adjacent to Muncie Map, will have an open studio with refreshments, examples of past work, and will be available to chat with the public about her services.

    The North Church Venue
    400 E. North St.
    The North Church Venue will have the following for June’s First Thursday celebration!:

    - Elm Street Brewery will be bartending for drinks
    - Jansen Blevins is playing live music 5-7pm and Jake Hendershot is playing 7-9pm
    - A few local artists will be in attendance as well showcasing their recent works.

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main
    First Thursday Open Studio Cicada Chorus Recording Session

    The Muncie Arts and Culture Council invites you to stop by the PlySpace Gallery (608 E Main Street, Muncie) for First Thursday ArtsWalk on June 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm to sing like a cicada! Inspired by the buzzing, whirring, and chirping of cicadas during the late spring and summer, PlySpace artist in residence Erin Mallea will collaborate with community members to listen to and observe insect noises in the area and develop a performance as a choral insect cacophony. On First Thursday, you can chirp, buzz, hiss, hum, and scream into a microphone and become part of her work! Recorded sounds will be woven into the final project, The Cicada Chorus, which will be presented as a video to the public at the end of June (date and time, TBD). Participation is free, but masks are required. 

    More information about the Cicada Chorus and how you can be a part of this project visit www.PlySpace.org/cicada. PlySpace Summer Term events can be found on the PlySpace website at www.PlySpace.org/events and the PlySpace Facebook page. Questions or comments about the PlySpace Residency program, events, and community collaborations can be directed to the Program Coordinator, Sarah Shaffer, at hello@plyspace.org. Learn more about Muncie Arts & Culture Council at www.munciearts.org.

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

    Sea Salt and Cinnamon
    Walnut and Main
    Sea Salt and Cinnamon is fundraising for our new downtown storefront by holding a bake sale table (with proceeds going toward our Kickstarter campaign) in front of the Patterson building during Artswalk.

    YART
    Canan Commons, 500 S. Walnut St.
    YART is Coming! 

    YART is a Yard Sale for Art! YART began in Muncie, Indiana with students at Ball State University and continues here and in several U.S. cities - a Muncie original! The Muncie YART is now held Downtown, at Canan Commons, twice a year, Spring and Fall, and coincides with ArtsWalk. The Spring 2021 Muncie YART is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, June 3rd!

    This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together Artists and Art patrons in a casual and unique setting. The Spring 2021 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the 2021 Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, June 3rd, from 5-8p. You can find YART and LIVE music performances at Canan Commons, Muncie's great urban greenspace park and amphitheater by 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 pandemic-safe and socially distanced 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 150 Artists! Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART, masked and socially distanced, 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. Face masks covering the nose and mouth are required for all who attend ArtsWalk and YART, including children. If you are unable to wear a face mask, this will not be a safe environment for you or the community. We strongly encourage everyone to immediately get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    The Spring 2021 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!

    Outdoor fun for all ages - YART and 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 City of Muncie 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

     

May 6, 2021

Thursday

  • Muncie Mystery! Various locations downtown Muncie Mystery! Various locations downtown Beyond I CAN, Madjax 1st floor Jim Faulkner show at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Abbey Jessup, Made in Muncie Conservation Tales, Made in Muncie First Thursday at Madjax Nancy Carlson, 2nd floor Madjax Win this prize pack!, Mattie Ewing, 2nd floor Madjax Mattie Ewing, 2nd floor Madjax The Future of Work, Madjax The Future of Work, Madjax Debra Gindhart, 2nd floor Madjax Debra Gindhart, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artists Guild’s featured Artist of the Month for May Break-Room, Muncie Makes Lab The North Church Venue Tour the Commercial Kitchen at Pink Leaf May's First Thursday (Full Listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Muncie Mystery! Various locations downtown Muncie Mystery! Various locations downtown Muncie Mystery! Various locations downtown Muncie Mystery! Various locations downtown Beyond I CAN, Madjax 1st floor Beyond I CAN, Madjax 1st floor Jim Faulkner show at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Jim Faulkner show at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Abbey Jessup, Made in Muncie Abbey Jessup, Made in Muncie Conservation Tales, Made in Muncie Conservation Tales, Made in Muncie First Thursday at Madjax First Thursday at Madjax Nancy Carlson, 2nd floor Madjax Nancy Carlson, 2nd floor Madjax Win this prize pack!, Win this prize pack!, "Bad" Music Night/Trivia, 2nd floor Madjax Mattie Ewing, 2nd floor Madjax Mattie Ewing, 2nd floor Madjax Mattie Ewing, 2nd floor Madjax Mattie Ewing, 2nd floor Madjax The Future of Work, Madjax The Future of Work, Madjax The Future of Work, Madjax The Future of Work, Madjax Debra Gindhart, 2nd floor Madjax Debra Gindhart, 2nd floor Madjax Debra Gindhart, 2nd floor Madjax Debra Gindhart, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artists Guild’s featured Artist of the Month for May Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artists Guild’s featured Artist of the Month for May Break-Room, Muncie Makes Lab Break-Room, Muncie Makes Lab The North Church Venue The North Church Venue Tour the Commercial Kitchen at Pink Leaf Tour the Commercial Kitchen at Pink Leaf

    Muncie Mystery
    Various locations

    Do you have the brains, heart and courage to solve the Muncie Mystery?

    A crime – pretend crime, of course – has been committed and we need YOUR help finding the culprit and the “weapon” used.

    Join fellow citizen CSI: Emerald City investigators for the second Muncie Mystery during First Thursday on May 6 in downtown Muncie.

    According to reports, a break-in has occurred at the Wizard of Oz’s secret Muncie laboratory in the “Emerald City” neighborhood. The suspect, despite several warnings to pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, entered the restricted area. The Wizard confronted the suspect and suffered a blow to his noggin but has not been able to identify the perpetrator.

    Six primary suspects - Wicked Witch of West, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion, Glinda the Good Witch and The Mayor of Munchkinland - were spotted near the scene at the time of the crime. And, lucky for our eagle-eyed investigators, several pieces of evidence were left behind.

    Between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, investigators of all ages are invited to visit 10 participating downtown businesses. At each location, you will have the chance to question suspects about their whereabouts during the time of the break in and look at crime lab reports on several possible “weapons.”

    Participating businesses are YWCA, Aspect 6, Kirk's Bike Shop, Inland Design, Vahalla (21+), IVY Tech (Fisher Building), Twin Archer, Mama Bonds and The Fickle Peach (21+).

    You can download a Crime Tracker – with map - now at www.muncieneighborhoods.org/munciemystery. You may also pick one up during First Thursday at Canan Commons or Dave’s Alley.

    Crime Trackers must be turned in at Canan Commons by 6:30 p.m. The guilty party and facts about the case will be revealed at Canan Commons at 7.

    Investigators will also be able to enjoy tethered hot air balloon “rides” and meet a Horse of a Different Color and the Runway for Rescues animals at Canan Commons during the event. The hot air balloon will be set up for photo opportunities at 5 and begin tethered rides at 6:45 p.m.

    Investigators who correctly identify the criminal and weapon will be entered into a drawing for great prizes, including 1 Overnight Stay at the Courtyard Marriott;

    2 Family Pack Tickets to see Muncie Civic Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz at Canan Commons; 1 Annual Family Membership to the Muncie Children's Museum; 1 Muncie Graphic Pillow from Muncie Map Co.; 1 Bruce Pizza and $10 drink certificate from Vallhalla; 2 tickets to Sept. 2 BSU football season opener game with BSU vs. Western Illinois; 1 $25 Gift Certificate to Twin Archer; 1 $25 Gift Certificate to The Caffeinery, and 1 Tethered Hot Air Balloon Ride at the event.

    You must be present to win.

    Participants are asked to follow posted mask requirements inside some downtown businesses and it is suggested masks be worn outside when in large crowds. 

    Muncie Mystery is presented by Downtown Muncie, Muncie Civic Theatre, Indiana Public Radio, Ball State PBS, Ball State Office of Community Engagement and Muncie Neighborhoods.

    Beyond I CAN (Madjax, 1st floor)
    515 E. Main St.
    Beyond I CAN will be open in our studio at MadJax.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will hold a Public Celebration of Jim Faulkner on First Thursday May 6 , 5 – 8 pm with song, stories, and watercolors.

    Barry Banks, Founder and Director Emeritus of Red-tail Land Conservancy, will be strumming his guitar from 5:00 and 5:45.  At 6:00 and 7:00, David Dale and Brian Gordy will be sharing memories of Jim. Following their comments, for those comfortable, masks will come down for a toast to our beloved Jim.

    Jim’s works will be on view and for sale through May 28. 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.  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.

    During the show we encourage guests to share their memories of Jim in a journal which can be passed on to family and friends. 

    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.

    High Street United Methodist Church
    219 S. High St. 
    High Street United Methodist Church will have their organist/pianist in the High Street courtyard playing piano for passersby as well as information about different ministries of High Street.

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    Abbey Jessup
    Made in Muncie will feature the work of Conservation Tales photographer Abbey Jessup (Spring 2020 and 2021). 5-8pm

    Conservation Tales
    You can also see the work of the Conservation Tales team (ART 370 Immersive Learning Course at Ball State) featuring Sunnie Berning, Ashley Bowling, Jayda Cleaveland, Abbey Jessup, Sara Misak, Ashley Owens, Alyssa Shoults, Allison Smiley, Jillian Spangler, and Katie Wiley. Faculty mentors: Tom McConnell, Biology and Barbara Giorgio-Booher, School of Art. 5-8pm.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    May’s First Thursday: Please support local artists and makers in the first and second floor galleries. Social distancing measures will be in place. Meet the makers and artists and see their many talents! 5-8pm

    Artists include:
    Nancy Carlson
    Michelle Duran @ellybelljar
    Mattie Ewing @matildesmagicpotions
    Anna Grace Longfellow @boxcar_adv
    Charlie Kehoe @Silver Linings
    Missy Adams @sketchpaintcoffee
    Ronald Heath @munciebeardedbaker
    Alyssa Carey @alyssumfairy
    Caitlin Torres
    Ron and Debbie Richcreek
    Amelia Jo Rule @_coinstar.gasmoney_
    IJ Lane @theirisjeanie
    Johnny Woods
    Morgan Boone
    Lindsay Jones
    Sara Collas
    Wendy Carpenter
    Rachel Replogle
    Kari Wissel @wissel_atkari
    Lanie Manning
    Eliza Sandlin
    Victoria Ruth
    Mary Hammond
    Georedt Michael Huggins @fototherapyphotography

    Music: Natalie Phillips and Barry Banks 

    We are thrilled to have these talents! 

    Additional Info about Madjax events is listed below:

    “Bad” Music Night/Trivia!
    Join Madjax for First Thursday to listen to some GOOD music with BAD artists/titles! 
    Each song played will include the word “BAD” as either part of the artist’s name, band name, or title of the song. While you shop for art at Madjax, listen to the music, then fill out a trivia sheet naming the songs you heard. Whoever gets the most songs right wins a Muncie prize pack filled with goodies from The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista and Muncie Map Co.! And don’t worry, the music won’t actually be bad! 
    Pick up and return your trivia sheets to Natalie at the DJ table on the 2nd floor. 

    Nancy Carlson
    “Homegrown Hats” by Nancy Carlson will be upstairs at MadJax. Handmade berets and newsboy caps of upcycled wool and other textiles sell for $20. All sales go to Grateful Rescue and Sanctuary.

    Michelle Duran
    Michelle Duran is a maker who specializes in a variety of eclectic items such as miniature tarot card decks, crystal balls, authentic hoodoo oils, tarot card jewelry, embroidered dish towels with vintage designs, and aromatic crystal sachets and bath salts.

    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.

    The Future of Work
    The Future of Work will be set up at Madjax to distribute free STEM kits with materials for participation in a Virtual Workshop led by Ivy Tech instructors. We will also have registration for summer programming for youth and adults. 1st floor, Madjax. 

    Debra Gindhart
    COLLAGE and ASSEMBLAGE
    Debra Gindhart, local artist-maker and visual arts educator will feature collage and assemblage on gallery canvases using vintage illustrations and found art. Celebrating World Collage Day, May 8, 2021. Humorous and social commentary themed wall art. First Thursday’s at Madjax. Meet the artist. 

    Kari Wissel
    Kari Wissel will feature handpoured soy candles + essential oil blends + pressed and dried florals. Plus polymer clay earrings and stained glass suncatchers.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Alison Beam-Hindman is the Muncie Artists Guild’s featured Artist of the Month for May. 

    Growing up on a small farm in Northern Indiana, Beam-Hindman learned an appreciation for the natural world from her father who also sparked her early interest in astronomy by pointing out stars by name in the clear night skies of Starke County Indiana.

    Beam-Hindman earned a Bachelor of Science in technology from Purdue University North Central, and 22 years later, earned a Master of Arts in adult education from Ball State University. After retiring from Ivy Tech Community College, Beam-Hindman took time to pursue an early interest in art. She is a self-taught artist who paints in acrylics, and as a member of the Muncie Artists Guild since 2015, she credits the other Guild members with providing the mentoring and friendship she needed to hone her artistic skills.

    Years ago, Beam-Hindman entered the open division competition at the Delaware County Fair with a painting on cardboard in poster paints and was encouraged when the space-themed painting won first place! In 2010, Beam-Hindman’s painting of Voyager II won 2nd place for Imaging, plus the Judges’ Choice Award, at the Great Lakes Astronomical League’s competition for photographers and imagers.  Her triptych paintings of Comet McNaught won first place for Imaging at the Annual Indiana Family Star Party in 2012. Several of her space-themed paintings have also won awards at the Muncie Artists Guild’s Annual Shows. 

    Beam-Hindman’s lifelong interest in astronomy and space exploration inspires much of her artwork, as do works by space artists Chesley Bonestell, David Hardy and astronaut/artist Alan Bean. Beam-Hindman is also a charter member of the Muncie Astronomy Club since 2000 and is active in the Club’s community outreach program on science education, where she uses art to promote and enhance the program.

    Alison Beam-Hindman’s original artwork will be displayed during the month of May at the following Muncie businesses:   
    Northwest Bank, 110 E Charles St
    Old National Bank, 2401 S Madison St
    Parlour at Hazelwood Hair Salon, 1300 W University Ave
    Rosebud Coffee House, 1805 S Hoyt Ave
    Vera Mae's Bistro, 209 S Walnut St.

    Muncie Artists Guild members’ work can be viewed at: https://www.muncieartistsguild.com/

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    BREAK-ROOM is a collection of queer works exploring relationships. Five graduating seniors from Ball State’s School of Art collaborated to curate a selection of recent work that takes up space and breaks up rooms. The work investigates a wide range of topics surrounding relationships: friendship, family, trauma, queerness, space and time. 

    Show opens First Thursday but will continue through May 9 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm each day.

    Artists: Astrid Carter, Marie Dickison, Emmanuel Guerra, Nick May, and Avery Pollard

    The North Church Venue
    400 E. North St.
    We will be participating in the First Thursday art walk this May and having live music and crafters setting up tables. Additionally, Elm Street Brewery will be serving drinks at our bar area. 

    Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    The Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf invites you to tour our kitchen while viewing our beautiful collection of Hudson Valley Seed Co. Art Packs from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The seeds are for sale as a fundraiser to offer free classes in our kitchen this summer! Light refreshments will be provided.

    Tribune Showprint (at Madjax)
    515 E. Main
    Come visit us and the shop for the first time in over a year. We will have the shop open for tours and a press inked up for you to pull a print. 

     

     

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
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts Cornerstone Center for the Arts Valentine's Day at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Valentine's Day at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Chromatic Endeavors at Madjax, 2nd floor Chromatic Endeavors 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 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 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 Amelia Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Amelia Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Amelia Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Neal Soley at Madjax, 2nd floor Neal Soley at Madjax, 2nd floor Nick Teaford at Madjax, 2nd floor Nick Teaford at Madjax, 2nd floor Nick Teaford at Madjax, 2nd floor Nick Teaford at Madjax, 2nd floor

    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
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    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!