Braydee Euliss

15 Contributed Events:

Sep 26, 2017

Tuesday

Jan 11, 2018

Thursday

Mar 1, 2018

Thursday

  • MACC Hosted First Thursday Reception for SONDER 5pm to 9pm @ PlySpace 608 E Main St.
    Megan Lange, My Green Dino, neon

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

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

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

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

Apr 6, 2018

Friday

  • That One Film Festival - Day One 5pm to 11pm @ PlySpace 608 E Main St.

    That One Film Festival is a new film festival for Muncie dedicated to screening and exhibiting works of moving image that are experimental, weird, obsessive, no/low budget, avant-garde, and fun. That One Film Festival will take place in downtown Muncie, Indiana opening with free activities on Friday, April 6th, followed by a full day of programs and related events on Saturday, April 7th. The program is produced by Muncie Arts and Culture Council in partnership with an immersive learning class through the Ball State University School of Art and sponsored by Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Muncie Indiana Transit System.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH
    OPENING NIGHT!

    PLEASE RSVP AT FILMFREEWAY


    All Opening Night events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for almost all ages.

    6:30 - 7:45 PM  |  Community Building Through Cinema, an arist talk with festival juror Jon Dieringer
    Location  |  Cornerstone Center for the Arts

    Jon Dieringer will present on community building through cinema. He'll draw on his experiences as the creator of Screen Slate, a volunteer-run resource for independent and repertory film listings in New York City; a programmer who has worked in collectively run DIY microcinemas and other unique contexts; and a filmmaker who has collaborated with musicians and artists to create remix and live score events. The presentation will also include a screening of Aggrobatics, an experimental flicker-film mashup of skate and surf movies made in collaboration with musician Nick Lesley, who provides the score.

    8:00 - 9:00 PM  |  Competitive Program #1
    Location  |  Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    Like This/Like That by Tommy Heffron
    Emergence by Jason Bernagozzi
    38 River Road by Josh Weissbach
    East, West, and East Again by Kathleen Rugh
    Discontinuity by Lori Felker
    PARTY MAN  by Kayla Drzewicki

    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM  |  Opening Reception
    Location  |  PlySpace Gallery
    Social Study, an exhibition of lo-fi video work by festival juror Liz Rodda
    In conversation with her work starting at 9:15 PM
    Festival DJ Mark Perretta, spinning from his vast collection of movie soundtracks
    Beer by The Guardian Brewing Company and light refreshments served


    That One Film Festival is committed to supporting emerging and experimental creators, as well as engaging and educating audiences by facilitating film screenings and broadening an understanding of what moving image can be. The festival aims to contribute to the advancement of the art form and to broaden the understanding and appreciation of moving image in our region. More than 170 films were submitted from countries all over the world including Spain, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, India, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, South Africa, Sweden, Cambodia, Finland, France, Greece, China, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, and Australia. That One jurors are visual artist Liz Rodda from Texas, and writer, programmer and filmmaker Jon Dieringer, from Brooklyn. Both Liz and Jon will be presenting programs as part of That One. Filmmakers Kristin Reeves and Maura Jasper oversaw programming and artistic direction of the festival.

    That One Film Festival launches in downtown Muncie with its festival headquarters located at PlySpace and all screenings held in the historic E.B Ball Auditorium at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. All opening night events on Friday, April 6th are free, open to the public, and appropriate for the entire family. Festivities begin at 6:30 PM with “Building Community Through Cinema,” a lecture by Screen Slate founder and esteemed artist Jon Dieringer, and continue with the first round of competitive screenings from 8:00 - 9:00 PM. Opening night will conclude with a reception for Social Study, an exhibition of lo-fi video work by festival juror, interdisciplinary artist, and Associate Professor of Expanded Media at Texas State University Liz Rodda, that compiles disparate images and audio encompassing a range of themes from the natural and the artificial to pleasure and danger. The reception takes place at festival headquarters in the PlySpace Gallery from 9:00 – 11:00 PM. Guardian Brewing Company will provide beer and light refreshments will be served. Those planning to attend Friday’s free activities are encouraged to RSVP at Film Freeway.

    Day two of the festival continues Saturday, April 7th with ticketed programs and intermissions from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Individual program tickets and all-access passes can be purchased in advance through Film Freeway or in-person at PlySpace throughout the festival. Fire and Brimstone Pizza will be parked at PlySpace during lunch and dinner. Festival awards will be announced at the closing party after a live video performance by Muncie-based artist Karl Erickson. This reception is free, open to the public, and will be held at the PlySpace Gallery from 10:00 PM – Midnight. Again, Guardian Brewing Company will provide beer and light refreshments will be served.

    Start your festival experience by visiting the headquarters in PlySpace Gallery located at 608 East Main Street in downtown Muncie. That One Film Festival parking is available in the lot behind Cornerstone Center for the Arts and immediately adjacent to PlySpace. The MITS trolley will provide free rides throughout downtown for attending film festival guests. For more information, please visit www.thatonefilmfestival.com or visit us on social media @that1film.

Apr 7, 2018

Saturday

  • That One Film Festival - Day Two 12pm to 12am @ PlySpace 608 E Main St.
    Cost: Free, $5, $20

    That One Film Festival is a new film festival for Muncie dedicated to screening and exhibiting works of moving image that are experimental, weird, obsessive, no/low budget, avant-garde, and fun. That One Film Festival will take place in downtown Muncie, Indiana opening with free activities on Friday, April 6th, followed by a full day of programs and related events on Saturday, April 7th. The program is produced by Muncie Arts and Culture Council in partnership with an immersive learning class through the Ball State University School of Art and sponsored by Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Muncie Indiana Transit System.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH
    DAY 2

    Single Program Pass  |  $5 each
    Purchase via FilmFreeway or in person

    Festival All Access Pass  |  $20 for all programs
    Purchase via FilmFreeway or in person

    Lunch + Dinner  |  Fire and Brimstone Pizza will be parked outside PlySpace Gallery
    Transportation  |  MITS trolley will provide free rides to various locations throughout downtown


    12:00 - 1:00 PM  |  Competitive Program #2
    Location  |  
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    Undefined Spaces by Michelle Trujillo
    way of the gods by Lorenzo Gattorna
    One and Many by Jonas Bak
    Patriot by Brian Charles Patterson

    1:30 - 2:30 PM  |  Competitive Program #3
    Location  |  
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    PATCHES OF SNOW IN JULY by Lana Caplan
    The Night in the Last Branches by Michael Morris
    Amarillo Ramp by Bill Brown & Sabine Gruffat
    Large Child: Construction by Paul Shortt

    3:00 - 4:00 PM  |  Competitive Program #4
    Location  |  
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    home by Pieter Geenen
    Empty Nightclub by Ben Edelberg
    Sweet Love by Stephen Crompton
    Lunar Unlimited by Jake Marcks

    4:30 - 5:30 PM  |  Competitive Program #5
    Location  |  
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    Driver / Predator by Gerald Habarth
    Debris by Giuseppe Boccassini
    Maelstroms by Lana Caplan
    Circles of Confusion by Jason Britski
    Grey Water/Black Water by Josh Drake
    In Search of Martin Klein by Joseph Wilcox

    5:30 - 7:30 PM  |  Dinner Break
    Fire and Brimstone Pizza will be parked at PlySpace
    MITS trolley will provide free rides to various locations in throughout downtown

    7:30 - 8:30 PM  |  Competitive Program #6
    Location  |  
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    Please step out of the frame. by Karissa Hahn
    Zombie, Pt. 1 by Scott Fitzpatrick
    The Garden of Delight by Michael Fleming
    Camera Threat by Bernd Lützeler

    9:00 - 10:00 PM  |  Competitive Program #7
    Location  |  
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    Beautiful Eyes by Rani Crowe
    Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can't Fix by Jennifer Proctor
    Becoming by Ariel Teal
    When I Was Four by Hugo Ljungbäck
    Top Thrill by Grace Mitchell
    Dyke in Sight by Carleen Maur
    Otherness Is A Womb by Hope Youngblood
    Mammaries by Monica Panzarino

    10:00 PM - 12:00 AM  |  CLOSING PARTY!
    Location  |  
    PlySpace Gallery  |  FREE
    10:15 PM  |  Live Video Performance of Motherless Mind-Children by Karl Erickson
    Festival Awards Announced + Celebration 
    Festival DJ Mark Perretta, spinning from his vast collection of movie soundtracks
    Beer by The Guardian Brewing Company and light refreshments served


    That One Film Festival is committed to supporting emerging and experimental creators, as well as engaging and educating audiences by facilitating film screenings and broadening an understanding of what moving image can be. The festival aims to contribute to the advancement of the art form and to broaden the understanding and appreciation of moving image in our region. More than 170 films were submitted from countries all over the world including Spain, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, India, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, South Africa, Sweden, Cambodia, Finland, France, Greece, China, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, and Australia. That One jurors are visual artist Liz Rodda from Texas, and writer, programmer and filmmaker Jon Dieringer, from Brooklyn. Both Liz and Jon will be presenting programs as part of That One. Filmmakers Kristin Reeves and Maura Jasper oversaw programming and artistic direction of the festival.

    That One Film Festival launches in downtown Muncie with its festival headquarters located at PlySpace and all screenings held in the historic E.B Ball Auditorium at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. All opening night events on Friday, April 6th are free, open to the public, and appropriate for the entire family. Festivities begin at 6:30 PM with “Building Community Through Cinema,” a lecture by Screen Slate founder and esteemed artist Jon Dieringer, and continue with the first round of competitive screenings from 8:00 - 9:00 PM. Opening night will conclude with a reception for Social Study, an exhibition of lo-fi video work by festival juror, interdisciplinary artist, and Associate Professor of Expanded Media at Texas State University Liz Rodda, that compiles disparate images and audio encompassing a range of themes from the natural and the artificial to pleasure and danger. The reception takes place at festival headquarters in the PlySpace Gallery from 9:00 – 11:00 PM. Guardian Brewing Company will provide beer and light refreshments will be served. Those planning to attend Friday’s free activities are encouraged to RSVP at Film Freeway

    Day two of the festival continues Saturday, April 7th with ticketed programs and intermissions from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Individual program tickets and all-access passes can be purchased in advance through Film Freeway or in-person at PlySpace throughout the festival. Fire and Brimstone Pizza will be parked at PlySpace during lunch and dinner. Festival awards will be announced at the closing party after a live video performance by Muncie-based artist Karl Erickson. This reception is free, open to the public, and will be held at the PlySpace Gallery from 10:00 PM – Midnight. Again, Guardian Brewing Company will provide beer and light refreshments will be served.

    Start your festival experience by visiting the headquarters in PlySpace Gallery located at 608 East Main Street in downtown Muncie. That One Film Festival parking is available in the lot behind Cornerstone Center for the Arts and immediately adjacent to PlySpace. The MITS trolley will provide free rides throughout downtown for attending film festival guests. For more information, please visit www.thatonefilmfestival.com or visit us on social media @that1film.

Apr 22, 2018

Sunday

  • 4 by 4 at 4: MSO Chamber Concert with PlySpace Resident Artist Melissa Joy Livermore 4pm to 6pm @ PlySpace Enter through parking lot entrance 608 E Main St.
    Melissa Joy Livermore, Deconstruction project

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council's new artist-in-residence program PlySpace welcomes the Muncie Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert series to the PlySpace Gallery for a special collaborative performance with resident artist Melissa Joy Livermore. 4 by 4 at 4 features a string quartet performing alongside Livermore's ongoing project, Deconstruction, where guests will engage in the act of taking apart a piece of untreated canvas, thread by thread. Four genres of music, from Baroque to Cole Porter, by four strings musicians will be performed in the PlySpace Gallery. During the concert, PlySpace resident artist Melissa Joy Livermore invites the audience to participate in her community collaborative project, Deconstruction.

    Deconstruction is a project that invites groups of people to engage in the task of taking a piece of untreated canvas apart, thread by thread. The process is intuitive and allows the participants to focus their attention on the present moment, engaging with those around them, or in this case, the music. Over the last three years, Melissa has performed Deconstruction with groups in China, France, and the U.S. and is excited to bring this performance to Muncie.

    Holding the opposite end of the fabric provides the tension necessary to pull each thread from the whole. In a split second, the tension is released and the thread flutters, dropping into a pile. Each thread serves as documentation of time carved out for introspection, intentional conversation, and listening. The act encourages participants to slow down and observe the beauty of the falling thread and the environment around them.

    Tickets for this event are available at the MSO Office (t:765.285.5531) and online here: http://www.munciesymphony.org/calendar-item/chamber-concert-at-plyspace/

    Tickets: Youth/Students: $10 in advance; $15 at door.

    Adults: $20 in advance; $25 at door.

    PlySpace is located at 608 E Main Street in Muncie, IN. Limited parking is available adjacent to the PlySpace building, at the corner of Main and Monroe Streets. Please enter the PlySpace Gallery through the parking lot entrance.

    For more information, please visit www.plyspace.org/events

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

Apr 25, 2019

Thursday

Apr 30, 2019

Tuesday

  • Transplanted - An Exhibition of Artwork by Ben Fulcher and Emily Thornton 12pm to 5pm @ PlySpace Gallery 608 E Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305
    Transplanted by Ben Fulcher & Emily Thornton

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council is pleased to celebrate Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, May 2, 2019 with an opening reception for Transplanted, a stop-motion animation video game by artists Emily Thornton and Ben Fulcher. The artists will speak about their work at 7:00 PM and will be available to answer questions and share insights about the project and their process with guests. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. The interactive exhibition of their work will be on view from April 30 to May 3, 2019 12:00 - 5:00 pm in the PlySpace Gallery at 608 East Main Street in downtown Muncie. 

    Developed collaboratively by Fulcher and Thornton, Transplanted is a stop-motion video game that explores the benefits of taking care of another living thing and how that connection can change your life. The narrative of the game is centered around a woman named Elaine who has just graduated college and no longer has a goal or focus for her life. The objective of the game is to take care of a plant that is delivered to her house, an act which serves as a catalyst for change in the character’s life. By taking care of the plant, Elaine begins a transformation from lethargic depression to sentimental optimism through taking care of herself. The game plays as a quick, meditative passage through a character’s personal landscape. As each player slowly begins unpacking Elaine’s personal belongings, they are invited into the sentimental values of often innocuous items. The game is a meditation on personal motivation, and overcoming seemingly monumental tasks, one step at a time.

    In March, Transplanted was selected as a finalist for the Big Indie Pitch competition at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, where Fulcher and Thornton shared their project and received industry feedback alongside other indie developers. Both artists will receive their Master of Fine Arts in Animation from Ball State University’s School of Art this spring. This exhibition of their MFA thesis work offers visitors a unique opportunity to interact with Transplanted and the creative process behind it through individual gaming stations, documents of the digital rendering process, and the display of physical elements from the game’s stop-motion design. 

    Ben Fulcher received his Bachelors of Fine Arts with a focus in Drawing from Clemson University. He is currently an Master of Fine Arts candidate in Animation at Ball State University School of Art. He spent time teaching English in China and Taiwan. Fulcher was awarded the Aspire Grant from Ball State University in 2018 and 2019. His work has been included in the Independent Talents International Film Festival in Bloomington, IN; the Life Screenings International Film Festival in Clermont, FL; and the Weird Wednesday 0711—Monthly in Stuttgart, Germany.

    Emily Thornton received her Bachelors of Science from Huntington University, and is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Animation at Ball State University School of Art.. Her work has been accepted into RAW Natural Born Artist and published in The Broken Plate, and Huntington Chapter Ictus. Thornton is also a recipient of a silver award from the American Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne.

    The PlySpace Gallery is an exhibition and project space programmed by the Muncie Arts & Culture Council to support the activities of the PlySpace Residency as well as the objectives of emerging, experimental, and underrepresented artists and art forms. The PlySpace Gallery will be open for additional viewing hours on:

    Tuesday, April 30th // 12:00 - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday, May 1st // 12:00 - 5:00 PM
    Thursday, May 2nd // 12:00 - 8:00 PM
    Friday, May 3rd // 12:00 - 5:00 PM

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University School of Art welcome the public to the PlySpace Gallery for this one-of-a-kind exhibition of stop-motion animation and game development during the Brink of Summer ArtsWalk event for First Thursday in downtown Muncie. The PlySpace Gallery is located at 608 East Main Street, and parking is immediately adjacent to the building. Please enter through the gallery door facing the parking lot. For more information, please email info@munciearts.org.

May 1, 2019

Wednesday

  • Transplanted - An Exhibition of Artwork by Ben Fulcher and Emily Thornton 12pm to 5pm @ PlySpace Gallery 608 E Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305
    Transplanted by Ben Fulcher & Emily Thornton

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council is pleased to celebrate Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, May 2, 2019 with an opening reception for Transplanted, a stop-motion animation video game by artists Emily Thornton and Ben Fulcher. The artists will speak about their work at 7:00 PM and will be available to answer questions and share insights about the project and their process with guests. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. The interactive exhibition of their work will be on view from April 30 to May 3, 2019 12:00 - 5:00 pm in the PlySpace Gallery at 608 East Main Street in downtown Muncie. 

    Developed collaboratively by Fulcher and Thornton, Transplanted is a stop-motion video game that explores the benefits of taking care of another living thing and how that connection can change your life. The narrative of the game is centered around a woman named Elaine who has just graduated college and no longer has a goal or focus for her life. The objective of the game is to take care of a plant that is delivered to her house, an act which serves as a catalyst for change in the character’s life. By taking care of the plant, Elaine begins a transformation from lethargic depression to sentimental optimism through taking care of herself. The game plays as a quick, meditative passage through a character’s personal landscape. As each player slowly begins unpacking Elaine’s personal belongings, they are invited into the sentimental values of often innocuous items. The game is a meditation on personal motivation, and overcoming seemingly monumental tasks, one step at a time.

    In March, Transplanted was selected as a finalist for the Big Indie Pitch competition at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, where Fulcher and Thornton shared their project and received industry feedback alongside other indie developers. Both artists will receive their Master of Fine Arts in Animation from Ball State University’s School of Art this spring. This exhibition of their MFA thesis work offers visitors a unique opportunity to interact with Transplanted and the creative process behind it through individual gaming stations, documents of the digital rendering process, and the display of physical elements from the game’s stop-motion design. 

    Ben Fulcher received his Bachelors of Fine Arts with a focus in Drawing from Clemson University. He is currently an Master of Fine Arts candidate in Animation at Ball State University School of Art. He spent time teaching English in China and Taiwan. Fulcher was awarded the Aspire Grant from Ball State University in 2018 and 2019. His work has been included in the Independent Talents International Film Festival in Bloomington, IN; the Life Screenings International Film Festival in Clermont, FL; and the Weird Wednesday 0711—Monthly in Stuttgart, Germany.

    Emily Thornton received her Bachelors of Science from Huntington University, and is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Animation at Ball State University School of Art.. Her work has been accepted into RAW Natural Born Artist and published in The Broken Plate, and Huntington Chapter Ictus. Thornton is also a recipient of a silver award from the American Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne.

    The PlySpace Gallery is an exhibition and project space programmed by the Muncie Arts & Culture Council to support the activities of the PlySpace Residency as well as the objectives of emerging, experimental, and underrepresented artists and art forms. The PlySpace Gallery will be open for additional viewing hours on:

    Tuesday, April 30th // 12:00 - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday, May 1st // 12:00 - 5:00 PM
    Thursday, May 2nd // 12:00 - 8:00 PM
    Friday, May 3rd // 12:00 - 5:00 PM

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University School of Art welcome the public to the PlySpace Gallery for this one-of-a-kind exhibition of stop-motion animation and game development during the Brink of Summer ArtsWalk event for First Thursday in downtown Muncie. The PlySpace Gallery is located at 608 East Main Street, and parking is immediately adjacent to the building. Please enter through the gallery door facing the parking lot. For more information, please email info@munciearts.org.

May 2, 2019

Thursday

  • Transplanted - An Exhibition of Artwork by Ben Fulcher and Emily Thornton 12pm to 5pm @ PlySpace Gallery 608 E Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305
    Transplanted by Ben Fulcher & Emily Thornton

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council is pleased to celebrate Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, May 2, 2019 with an opening reception for Transplanted, a stop-motion animation video game by artists Emily Thornton and Ben Fulcher. The artists will speak about their work at 7:00 PM and will be available to answer questions and share insights about the project and their process with guests. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. The interactive exhibition of their work will be on view from April 30 to May 3, 2019 12:00 - 5:00 pm in the PlySpace Gallery at 608 East Main Street in downtown Muncie. 

    Developed collaboratively by Fulcher and Thornton, Transplanted is a stop-motion video game that explores the benefits of taking care of another living thing and how that connection can change your life. The narrative of the game is centered around a woman named Elaine who has just graduated college and no longer has a goal or focus for her life. The objective of the game is to take care of a plant that is delivered to her house, an act which serves as a catalyst for change in the character’s life. By taking care of the plant, Elaine begins a transformation from lethargic depression to sentimental optimism through taking care of herself. The game plays as a quick, meditative passage through a character’s personal landscape. As each player slowly begins unpacking Elaine’s personal belongings, they are invited into the sentimental values of often innocuous items. The game is a meditation on personal motivation, and overcoming seemingly monumental tasks, one step at a time.

    In March, Transplanted was selected as a finalist for the Big Indie Pitch competition at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, where Fulcher and Thornton shared their project and received industry feedback alongside other indie developers. Both artists will receive their Master of Fine Arts in Animation from Ball State University’s School of Art this spring. This exhibition of their MFA thesis work offers visitors a unique opportunity to interact with Transplanted and the creative process behind it through individual gaming stations, documents of the digital rendering process, and the display of physical elements from the game’s stop-motion design. 

    Ben Fulcher received his Bachelors of Fine Arts with a focus in Drawing from Clemson University. He is currently an Master of Fine Arts candidate in Animation at Ball State University School of Art. He spent time teaching English in China and Taiwan. Fulcher was awarded the Aspire Grant from Ball State University in 2018 and 2019. His work has been included in the Independent Talents International Film Festival in Bloomington, IN; the Life Screenings International Film Festival in Clermont, FL; and the Weird Wednesday 0711—Monthly in Stuttgart, Germany.

    Emily Thornton received her Bachelors of Science from Huntington University, and is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Animation at Ball State University School of Art.. Her work has been accepted into RAW Natural Born Artist and published in The Broken Plate, and Huntington Chapter Ictus. Thornton is also a recipient of a silver award from the American Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne.

    The PlySpace Gallery is an exhibition and project space programmed by the Muncie Arts & Culture Council to support the activities of the PlySpace Residency as well as the objectives of emerging, experimental, and underrepresented artists and art forms. The PlySpace Gallery will be open for additional viewing hours on:

    Tuesday, April 30th // 12:00 - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday, May 1st // 12:00 - 5:00 PM
    Thursday, May 2nd // 12:00 - 8:00 PM
    Friday, May 3rd // 12:00 - 5:00 PM

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University School of Art welcome the public to the PlySpace Gallery for this one-of-a-kind exhibition of stop-motion animation and game development during the Brink of Summer ArtsWalk event for First Thursday in downtown Muncie. The PlySpace Gallery is located at 608 East Main Street, and parking is immediately adjacent to the building. Please enter through the gallery door facing the parking lot. For more information, please email info@munciearts.org.

May 3, 2019

Friday

  • Transplanted - An Exhibition of Artwork by Ben Fulcher and Emily Thornton 12pm to 5pm @ PlySpace Gallery 608 E Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305
    Transplanted by Ben Fulcher & Emily Thornton

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council is pleased to celebrate Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, May 2, 2019 with an opening reception for Transplanted, a stop-motion animation video game by artists Emily Thornton and Ben Fulcher. The artists will speak about their work at 7:00 PM and will be available to answer questions and share insights about the project and their process with guests. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. The interactive exhibition of their work will be on view from April 30 to May 3, 2019 12:00 - 5:00 pm in the PlySpace Gallery at 608 East Main Street in downtown Muncie. 

    Developed collaboratively by Fulcher and Thornton, Transplanted is a stop-motion video game that explores the benefits of taking care of another living thing and how that connection can change your life. The narrative of the game is centered around a woman named Elaine who has just graduated college and no longer has a goal or focus for her life. The objective of the game is to take care of a plant that is delivered to her house, an act which serves as a catalyst for change in the character’s life. By taking care of the plant, Elaine begins a transformation from lethargic depression to sentimental optimism through taking care of herself. The game plays as a quick, meditative passage through a character’s personal landscape. As each player slowly begins unpacking Elaine’s personal belongings, they are invited into the sentimental values of often innocuous items. The game is a meditation on personal motivation, and overcoming seemingly monumental tasks, one step at a time.

    In March, Transplanted was selected as a finalist for the Big Indie Pitch competition at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, where Fulcher and Thornton shared their project and received industry feedback alongside other indie developers. Both artists will receive their Master of Fine Arts in Animation from Ball State University’s School of Art this spring. This exhibition of their MFA thesis work offers visitors a unique opportunity to interact with Transplanted and the creative process behind it through individual gaming stations, documents of the digital rendering process, and the display of physical elements from the game’s stop-motion design. 

    Ben Fulcher received his Bachelors of Fine Arts with a focus in Drawing from Clemson University. He is currently an Master of Fine Arts candidate in Animation at Ball State University School of Art. He spent time teaching English in China and Taiwan. Fulcher was awarded the Aspire Grant from Ball State University in 2018 and 2019. His work has been included in the Independent Talents International Film Festival in Bloomington, IN; the Life Screenings International Film Festival in Clermont, FL; and the Weird Wednesday 0711—Monthly in Stuttgart, Germany.

    Emily Thornton received her Bachelors of Science from Huntington University, and is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Animation at Ball State University School of Art.. Her work has been accepted into RAW Natural Born Artist and published in The Broken Plate, and Huntington Chapter Ictus. Thornton is also a recipient of a silver award from the American Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne.

    The PlySpace Gallery is an exhibition and project space programmed by the Muncie Arts & Culture Council to support the activities of the PlySpace Residency as well as the objectives of emerging, experimental, and underrepresented artists and art forms. The PlySpace Gallery will be open for additional viewing hours on:

    Tuesday, April 30th // 12:00 - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday, May 1st // 12:00 - 5:00 PM
    Thursday, May 2nd // 12:00 - 8:00 PM
    Friday, May 3rd // 12:00 - 5:00 PM

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University School of Art welcome the public to the PlySpace Gallery for this one-of-a-kind exhibition of stop-motion animation and game development during the Brink of Summer ArtsWalk event for First Thursday in downtown Muncie. The PlySpace Gallery is located at 608 East Main Street, and parking is immediately adjacent to the building. Please enter through the gallery door facing the parking lot. For more information, please email info@munciearts.org.

May 23, 2019

Thursday

Jul 13, 2019

Saturday

Nov 23, 2019

Saturday

  • That One Microcinema Presents: Latham Zearfoss: Home Movies 7pm to 9:30pm @ PlySpace Gallery Use gallery entrance 608 E Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305
    Cost: $5 | General public and $4 | Students and MACC members; FREE with purchase of new MACC Membership
    That One Microcinema Screening w/ Latham Zearfoss

    The Muncie Arts & Culture Council (MACC) presents esteemed experimental filmmaker, Latham Zearfoss, in the second screening event by That One Microcinema. Immediately following the screening, there will be a Q&A with the artist. Zearfoss’ screening will take place on November 23rd, 2019 from 7-9:30 p.m. in the PlySpace Gallery at 608 East Main Street. Tickets to this screening are $5.00 ($4.00 for students and MACC members). 

    That One Microcinema is a recurring program of the Muncie Arts & Culture Council in partnership with a Ball State University immersive learning course. That One Microcinema is a screening series focused on works by emerging and established experimental moving image artists that complements That One Film Festival in advancing the art form as well as regional understanding an appreciation of the medium. This event is the final screening of the 2019 fall season and will be followed by That One Film Festival in spring 2020 on Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th.

    Latham Zearfoss is a Chicago-based media artist, whose films have been screened globally at festivals and artistic events such as: The 9th Shanghai Biennale, The NY Queer Experimental Film Festival, Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, and the Boston Underground Film Festival. Their films focus on self-identity and otherness. Zearfoss won Best Experimental Film in 2011 at Humboldt Film Festival in Arcata, California for their film, I Give You Life. 

    Those interested in finding out more about That One Microcinema and upcoming events can visit www.thatonefilmfestival.com or follow the program on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thatonefilmfestival and Instagram @that1film. Queries can also be sent to thatone@munciearts.org.

    That One Film Festival is a program of Muncie Arts & Culture Council. MACC is the designated Arts Partner for the City of Muncie. As Arts Partner, MACC assists with municipal initiatives where art integration can benefit economic development and Quality of Place. As an arts alliance, MACC builds community among artists and arts organizations and serves as a resource for professional growth and opportunity.

Dec 5, 2019

Thursday

  • Threads - A Pop-Up Exhibition by PlySpace Artist Sarah Trad & Sydney Pursel 5pm to 8pm @ PlySpace Gallery 608 E Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305
    "Medicine?" Interactive sculpture by PlySpace Resident Sydney Pursel

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council will present a pop-up, one-night-only exhibition of new multimedia and sculpture artwork by PlySpace artists-in-residence Sarah Trad and Sydney Pursel. The exhibition titled Threads explores concurrent themes in the artists’ work related to personal heritage and representation. The exhibition will be held on First Thursday, December 5th, from 5-8 PM in the PlySpace Gallery. Both artists will be present throughout the evening and share brief remarks about their work at 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    Since their arrival in early November, both Trad and Pursel have completed collaborative, community-based arts projects in the city of Muncie while also working on their own artwork in the PlySpace Studios in Madjax. Trad collaborated with both Ball State University School of Art and the Islamic Center of Muncie to offer workshops on nuno felting in the month of November. Pursel collaborated with Minnetrista and The Delaware County Historical Society to offer an iteration of The Feast, an educational performance where she created handmade plates and place settings that celebrate the many Native American tribes of the United States. Both artists were also joined by visiting artist Toby Kaufmann-Buhler for Heritage in Practice, a panel discussion at Ball State University School of Art on November 14th. The event, moderated by Tania Said, Director of Education at the David Owsley Museum of Art, explored topics of heritage and cultural expression in artwork.

    Threads will be the culmination of work created by the artists during their residency experience. The two-person exhibition will examine themes of decolonization and representation of both Indigenous Native American and Middle Eastern cultures as they pertain to each artist’s specific family life. Using traditional clothing, textile, and pattern design and practice, among other media, each artist will explore how inherited trauma such as mental illness and addiction causes rifts in future generations. Each artist hopes to use their work as a window to understanding the position of Native American and Middle Eastern cultural identities outside of their problematic historical representations.  

    Sydney Pursel (Kansas City, MS) is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in interactive, socially engaged, and performance art. Through art she explores personal identity drawing from her Indigenous and Irish Catholic roots and links identity struggles with contemporary Indigenous issues. Her work has been shown at public parks, universities, galleries, and alternative spaces across the U.S. and Canada. Pursel received her MFA in Expanded Media at the University of Kansas and her BFA in Painting from the University of Missouri. She was the first recipient of the Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists, received the Harpo Foundation Native American Residency Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, and was selected for the Indigenous Arts Initiative Residency program through the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. Pursel is an enrolled member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.

    Sarah Trad (Philadelphia, PA) is a video artist and curator who explores the relationship between subjective and objective emotionality, navigating daily life and relationships while faced with mental illness and breaking down stereotypes of gender and narrative. Her work also highlights how mental illness and coming from marginalized backgrounds intersects with internal emotional worlds. Sarah has participated in other residencies, such as the 77Art Residency in Rutland, Vermont and is a recipient of the Carol N. Schmuckler Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film. Sarah’s work has been shown at The Warehouse Gallery (Syracuse, NY), Kitchen Table Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Gravy Studio and Gallery (Philadelphia, PA) and the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY). She is currently part of the Philadelphia artist-run gallery, Little Berlin. 

    Learn more about Muncie Arts & Culture Council by visiting www.munciearts.org. More information about PlySpace Fall Term events can be found on the PlySpace website at www.PlySpace.org/events and the PlySpace Facebook page. Learn more about the residents by visiting www.PlySpace.org/our-residents. Questions or comments about the PlySpace Residency program, events, and community collaborations can be directed to the Residency Coordinator, Erin Williams, at hello@plyspace.org

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