Erin Williams

21 Contributed Events:

May 3, 2018

Thursday

  • PlySpace Open Studios 5pm to 8pm @ Madjax Second Floor Artist Studios 514 E Jackson St, Muncie, IN 47305
    Melissa Livermore, video still Nick Witten and Danielle Joy Graves

    The 2018 Spring Term PlySpace Open Studios invite the public to Madjax for Brink of Summer ArtsWalk in Downtown Muncie! Open Studios offer an opportunity to learn more about our current residents and their personal and collaborative residency projects. Ask questions about their artwork, their creative processes, and upcoming events and activities once they leave PlySpace.

    Spring 2018 Residents: Melissa Joy Livermore, Nick Witten, and Danielle Graves

    Melissa Joy Livermore has recently returned to Indiana from extended visits abroad where she was reminded of the importance of creating space for others to express themselves as she tried to hold conversations in China and France, constructing sentences word by word. During her time at PlySpace she has been researching linguistics and looking for connections between language learning and interpersonal communication. She will share video work that documents a computer's attempt to provide thought for thought translation of lines from the Tower of Babel in google translate.

    Nick Witten and Danielle Joy Graves work collaboratively with themes of character appropriation, branding, and other elements from pop culture and entertainment— arranging, distorting, and perversing these elements to create absurd alternate versions of reality. Their time at PlySpace will result in the exhibition of new work at Kime Contemporary in Indianapolis. Their open studio event will preview the collaborative process for this new body of work.

    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 generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jul 13, 2018

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Sep 8, 2018

Saturday

  • PlySpace Open House + Summer Showcase 3:30pm to 7pm @ PlySpace 608 E Main St.
    PlySpace Residence

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council invites community members to an afternoon of celebration and tours during the PlySpace Open House + Summer Showcase on Saturday, September 8th. Join Muncie’s creative community for a sneak peek inside PlySpace, the home, office, and exhibition space for MACC's artist-in-residence program, and learn more about the Summer 2018 resident artists and the collaborative projects completed during the first full season of programming!

    As an artist-in-residence program, PlySpace provides dedicated space and time for participating residents to investigate and pursue their own practices. Additionally, it serves as a platform for experimentation and provocation by catalyzing conversation and collaboration with various Muncie communities. The 2018 Summer Term welcomed Dave Rowe from Las Vegas, Nevada; Kacie Lyn Martinez from Brooklyn, New York; and Anthony Bowers from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Installed in the PlySpace Gallery at the north end of the facility, the Summer Showcase will exhibit documents of both the personal and collaborative work conducted by all three residents during their time in Muncie. Resident Fellow and sculptor Dave Rowe worked in the studios at Madjax producing wood sculpture work in preparation for a fall exhibition at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to working with the School of Art at Ball State University to offer unique casting experiences for students, he also held aluminum casting workshops for a variety of nonprofit organizations throughout Muncie. Kacie Lyn Martinez is a participatory fiber artist who joined the program as a Resident Artist and facilitated weaving workshops with groups through the YWCA Muncie and Muncie OUTreach. Her temporary public art installation, the hopes we wear on our backs, invited the community to weave their Muncie hopes into the screens along the west side of Canan Commons and will remain on view into the fall. Pool Project saw Anthony Bowers hosted several interactive art-making sessions at Tuhey Pool and Catalina Swim Club and explored the distinct communities and connectivity created by the summer pool setting. Pool-goers were given the opportunity to create cyanotype prints and participate in underwater listening activities.

    MACC members at the Ambassador and Arts Hero levels are invited to attend a VIP reception for the PlySpace Open House + Summer Showcase beginning at 3:30 pm on Saturday, September 8th. The event will open to the public at 4:30 pm. A short program will begin at 5:00 pm in the PlySpace Gallery and includes a ribbon cutting ceremony led by the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Guests are invited to tour the recently renovated facility at their leisure. Guided tours will be led by PlySpace residency coordinator Erin Williams at 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served, and curious individuals of all ages are encouraged to attend.

    Additional event information is available at munciearts.org/openhouse or by phone at 765-215-1961. For more information on MACC membership and to upgrade or renew your memberships, please visit members.munciearts.org.

    PlySpace and the Muncie Arts and Culture Council office are located at 608 E Main Street in downtown Muncie, IN. Parking is located in the lot immediate adjacent to the building at Main and Monroe Streets and in the lot South of Madjax on Jackson Street. Please enter through the PlySpace Gallery using the parking lot entrance.

Oct 30, 2018

Tuesday

  • Main Stream: Candlepin Bowling with PlySpace Resident Heather Van Winckle 12pm @ Muncie Mall In JC Penney Wing, across from Country Charm 3501 N Granville Avenue, Muncie, Indiana, 47303

    PlySpace completes the Fall 2018 Residency Term projects with a homemade candlepin bowling alley by resident artist Heather Van Winckle at the Muncie Mall. The bowling project, Main Stream, will be located inside a vacant storefront at the mall (near JC Penney and across from Country Charm) and will be open to the public during select times from October 27th to November 4th, 2018. 

    Main Stream explores the game of bowling as an all-American pastime in an all-American location. The game of bowling is unique in that it can be learned by almost anyone at any age and only requires skill to knock down all of the pins at the end of the lane. With Main Stream, the game is reimagined as a short-length candlepin bowling lane with a soft wood surface which will take the impression of the ball after each roll, making it more difficult to roll the ball straight as the games progress. The ball used is small, only 2.5 lbs, and is easy for anyone to roll, though the lane may become difficult to navigate. The homemade lane features a built-in ball return and pin reset, bringing the game back to its simple roots, this time with an artist’s twist.

    The public is encouraged to stop by the Main Stream storefront, located across from Country Charm, to learn more about PlySpace, participate in the project, and meet the artist. 

    Open Bowling Times

    The bowling lane will be open to Muncie Mall patrons and curious community members alike. Times will also be posted at the storefront, and there is no fee to bowl. Children should be supervised by an adult. 

    TUESDAY        10/30 | 12-4 PM

    WEDNESDAY  10/31 | 4-8 PM

    THURSDAY      11/01 | 12-4 PM

    FRIDAY            11/02 | 4-6 PM

    SATURDAY      11/03 | 5-9 PM

    SUNDAY          11/04 | 12-3 PM

    League Nights

    The lane will be available for teams of 4 to compete in candlepin league play. Each team will battle for one hour against a second team, and the highest score wins. To participate in the league, up to 6 teams per night can RSVP to hello@plyspace.org to reserve a space, first come first serve. Game play is free, but teams who miss their reservation may have to forfeit their game. No experience with bowling or league play is necessary to form a team!

    FRIDAY           11/02 | 6-9 PM

    SUNDAY         11/04 | 3-6 PM

    About the artist:

    Van Winkle is a project-based, interdisciplinary artist who received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute with major focus in sculpture. She is interested in the nuances of American culture and the definition of “normal” social behavior. About this project, she writes, “Consider ‘normal’ as the deepest set tracks in a field we all walked through. All of us took our individual footsteps, sometimes choosing a path others had laid, often deviating either on purpose or without thinking onto untouched soil. A society full of edge-cases still forms a path somewhere in-between. Even if that line truly represents no one person, it represents us collectively. Main Stream examines the ways in which we continually shape our society to either reinforce or deviate from the paths trekked before.”

    Learm more at www.plyspace.org/events

Oct 31, 2018

Wednesday

  • Main Stream: Candlepin Bowling with PlySpace Resident Heather Van Winckle 4pm to 8pm @ Muncie Mall In JC Penney Wing, across from Country Charm 3501 N Granville Avenue, Muncie, Indiana, 47303

    PlySpace completes the Fall 2018 Residency Term projects with a homemade candlepin bowling alley by resident artist Heather Van Winckle at the Muncie Mall. The bowling project, Main Stream, will be located inside a vacant storefront at the mall (near JC Penney and across from Country Charm) and will be open to the public during select times from October 27th to November 4th, 2018. 

    Main Stream explores the game of bowling as an all-American pastime in an all-American location. The game of bowling is unique in that it can be learned by almost anyone at any age and only requires skill to knock down all of the pins at the end of the lane. With Main Stream, the game is reimagined as a short-length candlepin bowling lane with a soft wood surface which will take the impression of the ball after each roll, making it more difficult to roll the ball straight as the games progress. The ball used is small, only 2.5 lbs, and is easy for anyone to roll, though the lane may become difficult to navigate. The homemade lane features a built-in ball return and pin reset, bringing the game back to its simple roots, this time with an artist’s twist.

    The public is encouraged to stop by the Main Stream storefront, located across from Country Charm, to learn more about PlySpace, participate in the project, and meet the artist. 

    Open Bowling Times

    The bowling lane will be open to Muncie Mall patrons and curious community members alike. Times will also be posted at the storefront, and there is no fee to bowl. Children should be supervised by an adult. 

    TUESDAY        10/30 | 12-4 PM

    WEDNESDAY  10/31 | 4-8 PM

    THURSDAY      11/01 | 12-4 PM

    FRIDAY            11/02 | 4-6 PM

    SATURDAY      11/03 | 5-9 PM

    SUNDAY          11/04 | 12-3 PM

    League Nights

    The lane will be available for teams of 4 to compete in candlepin league play. Each team will battle for one hour against a second team, and the highest score wins. To participate in the league, up to 6 teams per night can RSVP to hello@plyspace.org to reserve a space, first come first serve. Game play is free, but teams who miss their reservation may have to forfeit their game. No experience with bowling or league play is necessary to form a team!

    FRIDAY           11/02 | 6-9 PM

    SUNDAY         11/04 | 3-6 PM

    About the artist:

    Van Winkle is a project-based, interdisciplinary artist who received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute with major focus in sculpture. She is interested in the nuances of American culture and the definition of “normal” social behavior. About this project, she writes, “Consider ‘normal’ as the deepest set tracks in a field we all walked through. All of us took our individual footsteps, sometimes choosing a path others had laid, often deviating either on purpose or without thinking onto untouched soil. A society full of edge-cases still forms a path somewhere in-between. Even if that line truly represents no one person, it represents us collectively. Main Stream examines the ways in which we continually shape our society to either reinforce or deviate from the paths trekked before.”

    Learm more at www.plyspace.org/events

Nov 1, 2018

Thursday

  • Main Stream: Candlepin Bowling with PlySpace Resident Heather Van Winckle 12pm @ Muncie Mall In JC Penney Wing, across from Country Charm 3501 N Granville Avenue, Muncie, Indiana, 47303

    PlySpace completes the Fall 2018 Residency Term projects with a homemade candlepin bowling alley by resident artist Heather Van Winckle at the Muncie Mall. The bowling project, Main Stream, will be located inside a vacant storefront at the mall (near JC Penney and across from Country Charm) and will be open to the public during select times from October 27th to November 4th, 2018. 

    Main Stream explores the game of bowling as an all-American pastime in an all-American location. The game of bowling is unique in that it can be learned by almost anyone at any age and only requires skill to knock down all of the pins at the end of the lane. With Main Stream, the game is reimagined as a short-length candlepin bowling lane with a soft wood surface which will take the impression of the ball after each roll, making it more difficult to roll the ball straight as the games progress. The ball used is small, only 2.5 lbs, and is easy for anyone to roll, though the lane may become difficult to navigate. The homemade lane features a built-in ball return and pin reset, bringing the game back to its simple roots, this time with an artist’s twist.

    The public is encouraged to stop by the Main Stream storefront, located across from Country Charm, to learn more about PlySpace, participate in the project, and meet the artist. 

    Open Bowling Times

    The bowling lane will be open to Muncie Mall patrons and curious community members alike. Times will also be posted at the storefront, and there is no fee to bowl. Children should be supervised by an adult. 

    TUESDAY        10/30 | 12-4 PM

    WEDNESDAY  10/31 | 4-8 PM

    THURSDAY      11/01 | 12-4 PM

    FRIDAY            11/02 | 4-6 PM

    SATURDAY      11/03 | 5-9 PM

    SUNDAY          11/04 | 12-3 PM

    League Nights

    The lane will be available for teams of 4 to compete in candlepin league play. Each team will battle for one hour against a second team, and the highest score wins. To participate in the league, up to 6 teams per night can RSVP to hello@plyspace.org to reserve a space, first come first serve. Game play is free, but teams who miss their reservation may have to forfeit their game. No experience with bowling or league play is necessary to form a team!

    FRIDAY           11/02 | 6-9 PM

    SUNDAY         11/04 | 3-6 PM

    About the artist:

    Van Winkle is a project-based, interdisciplinary artist who received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute with major focus in sculpture. She is interested in the nuances of American culture and the definition of “normal” social behavior. About this project, she writes, “Consider ‘normal’ as the deepest set tracks in a field we all walked through. All of us took our individual footsteps, sometimes choosing a path others had laid, often deviating either on purpose or without thinking onto untouched soil. A society full of edge-cases still forms a path somewhere in-between. Even if that line truly represents no one person, it represents us collectively. Main Stream examines the ways in which we continually shape our society to either reinforce or deviate from the paths trekked before.”

    Learm more at www.plyspace.org/events

Nov 2, 2018

Friday

  • Main Stream: Candlepin Bowling with PlySpace Resident Heather Van Winckle 4pm to 9pm @ Muncie Mall In JC Penney Wing, across from Country Charm 3501 N Granville Avenue, Muncie, Indiana, 47303

    PlySpace completes the Fall 2018 Residency Term projects with a homemade candlepin bowling alley by resident artist Heather Van Winckle at the Muncie Mall. The bowling project, Main Stream, will be located inside a vacant storefront at the mall (near JC Penney and across from Country Charm) and will be open to the public during select times from October 27th to November 4th, 2018. 

    Main Stream explores the game of bowling as an all-American pastime in an all-American location. The game of bowling is unique in that it can be learned by almost anyone at any age and only requires skill to knock down all of the pins at the end of the lane. With Main Stream, the game is reimagined as a short-length candlepin bowling lane with a soft wood surface which will take the impression of the ball after each roll, making it more difficult to roll the ball straight as the games progress. The ball used is small, only 2.5 lbs, and is easy for anyone to roll, though the lane may become difficult to navigate. The homemade lane features a built-in ball return and pin reset, bringing the game back to its simple roots, this time with an artist’s twist.

    The public is encouraged to stop by the Main Stream storefront, located across from Country Charm, to learn more about PlySpace, participate in the project, and meet the artist. 

    Open Bowling Times

    The bowling lane will be open to Muncie Mall patrons and curious community members alike. Times will also be posted at the storefront, and there is no fee to bowl. Children should be supervised by an adult. 

    TUESDAY        10/30 | 12-4 PM

    WEDNESDAY  10/31 | 4-8 PM

    THURSDAY      11/01 | 12-4 PM

    FRIDAY            11/02 | 4-6 PM

    SATURDAY      11/03 | 5-9 PM

    SUNDAY          11/04 | 12-3 PM

    League Nights

    The lane will be available for teams of 4 to compete in candlepin league play. Each team will battle for one hour against a second team, and the highest score wins. To participate in the league, up to 6 teams per night can RSVP to hello@plyspace.org to reserve a space, first come first serve. Game play is free, but teams who miss their reservation may have to forfeit their game. No experience with bowling or league play is necessary to form a team!

    FRIDAY           11/02 | 6-9 PM

    SUNDAY         11/04 | 3-6 PM

    About the artist:

    Van Winkle is a project-based, interdisciplinary artist who received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute with major focus in sculpture. She is interested in the nuances of American culture and the definition of “normal” social behavior. About this project, she writes, “Consider ‘normal’ as the deepest set tracks in a field we all walked through. All of us took our individual footsteps, sometimes choosing a path others had laid, often deviating either on purpose or without thinking onto untouched soil. A society full of edge-cases still forms a path somewhere in-between. Even if that line truly represents no one person, it represents us collectively. Main Stream examines the ways in which we continually shape our society to either reinforce or deviate from the paths trekked before.”

    Learm more at www.plyspace.org/events

Nov 3, 2018

Saturday

  • Free Beginning Adult Dancing with Technology Workshop with PlySpace Resident Linda Ryan 1pm to 2:30pm @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts Third Floor, Majestic Room 520 E Main, Muncie, IN 47305
    Technology and Dance Workshop with Linda Ryan

    PlySpace and Cornerstone Center for the Arts are excited to pair with PlySpace Resident Linda Ryan to offer free public workshops on dancing and movement with technology.  Ryan’s dance and choreographic work explores dance performance with unconventional costumes, tools, and technologies. She has created movement with velcro suits, wearable audio speakers, GoPro action cameras, and more. 

    While in residence at PlySpace, Linda will be researching new technological tools for dancing, including the creation of a heat sensitive modular flooring.  As part of her community collaborative project, she will conduct a series of workshops that explore tools and methods any dancer can use to enhance their practice.

    The workshops will all be held at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Participants should register through the Cornerstone website to reserve a space.

    Saturday, November 3rd from 1:00 - 2:30 PM

    Dance Technology for (Beginner) Adults

    This 1.5 hour workshop is part dance technique class, part technology workshop. Come try out some of the gadgets Linda uses in her professional work and learn a dance combination to go with them! No dance experience necessary. This workshop is suitable for ages 16 and up. Wear simple dance attire with socks or bare feet.

    Register here for the Adult Beginner Workshop: https://cornerstonearts.org/collections/adult-workshops-1/products/dance-technology-workshop-for-beginner-adults

    Participants in the beginner workshop are also welcome to participate in the following Adult Advanced workshop:

    Saturday, November 17th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM

    Dance Technology for (Advanced) Adults

    This 2-hour workshop includes a dance class, a short lecture, and a Q & A session all centered around the role of digital technology in art and performance. Come and learn about the performances Linda creates and make some for yourself! Dance experience preferred. Suitable for ages 16 and up. Wear simple dance attire with socks or bare feet.

    Register Here for the Advanced Workshop: https://cornerstonearts.myshopify.com/collections/adult-workshops-1/products/dance-technology-workshop-for-advanced-adults

    Linda holds a BA in Dance from the George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, where she received the Luther Rice Research Fellowship as well as the Enosinian Scholars Grant. She is an award-winning dance researcher, conducting movement research and experiential choreography both internationally and at home in the US. Her previous performances include work by The Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, Vladimir Conde Reche, Annika B. Lewis, I-Fen Tung, and Anton Ovchinnikov. Linda worked in Washington, DC until 2018 and is now based in upstate New York.

    Learn more at www.plyspace.org/events

  • Main Stream: Candlepin Bowling with PlySpace Resident Heather Van Winckle 5pm to 9pm @ Muncie Mall In JC Penney Wing, across from Country Charm 3501 N Granville Avenue, Muncie, Indiana, 47303

    PlySpace completes the Fall 2018 Residency Term projects with a homemade candlepin bowling alley by resident artist Heather Van Winckle at the Muncie Mall. The bowling project, Main Stream, will be located inside a vacant storefront at the mall (near JC Penney and across from Country Charm) and will be open to the public during select times from October 27th to November 4th, 2018. 

    Main Stream explores the game of bowling as an all-American pastime in an all-American location. The game of bowling is unique in that it can be learned by almost anyone at any age and only requires skill to knock down all of the pins at the end of the lane. With Main Stream, the game is reimagined as a short-length candlepin bowling lane with a soft wood surface which will take the impression of the ball after each roll, making it more difficult to roll the ball straight as the games progress. The ball used is small, only 2.5 lbs, and is easy for anyone to roll, though the lane may become difficult to navigate. The homemade lane features a built-in ball return and pin reset, bringing the game back to its simple roots, this time with an artist’s twist.

    The public is encouraged to stop by the Main Stream storefront, located across from Country Charm, to learn more about PlySpace, participate in the project, and meet the artist. 

    Open Bowling Times

    The bowling lane will be open to Muncie Mall patrons and curious community members alike. Times will also be posted at the storefront, and there is no fee to bowl. Children should be supervised by an adult. 

    TUESDAY        10/30 | 12-4 PM

    WEDNESDAY  10/31 | 4-8 PM

    THURSDAY      11/01 | 12-4 PM

    FRIDAY            11/02 | 4-6 PM

    SATURDAY      11/03 | 5-9 PM

    SUNDAY          11/04 | 12-3 PM

    League Nights

    The lane will be available for teams of 4 to compete in candlepin league play. Each team will battle for one hour against a second team, and the highest score wins. To participate in the league, up to 6 teams per night can RSVP to hello@plyspace.org to reserve a space, first come first serve. Game play is free, but teams who miss their reservation may have to forfeit their game. No experience with bowling or league play is necessary to form a team!

    FRIDAY           11/02 | 6-9 PM

    SUNDAY         11/04 | 3-6 PM

    About the artist:

    Van Winkle is a project-based, interdisciplinary artist who received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute with major focus in sculpture. She is interested in the nuances of American culture and the definition of “normal” social behavior. About this project, she writes, “Consider ‘normal’ as the deepest set tracks in a field we all walked through. All of us took our individual footsteps, sometimes choosing a path others had laid, often deviating either on purpose or without thinking onto untouched soil. A society full of edge-cases still forms a path somewhere in-between. Even if that line truly represents no one person, it represents us collectively. Main Stream examines the ways in which we continually shape our society to either reinforce or deviate from the paths trekked before.”

    Learm more at www.plyspace.org/events

Nov 4, 2018

Sunday

  • Main Stream: Candlepin Bowling with PlySpace Resident Heather Van Winckle 12pm to 6pm @ Muncie Mall In JC Penney Wing, across from Country Charm 3501 N Granville Avenue, Muncie, Indiana, 47303

    PlySpace completes the Fall 2018 Residency Term projects with a homemade candlepin bowling alley by resident artist Heather Van Winckle at the Muncie Mall. The bowling project, Main Stream, will be located inside a vacant storefront at the mall (near JC Penney and across from Country Charm) and will be open to the public during select times from October 27th to November 4th, 2018. 

    Main Stream explores the game of bowling as an all-American pastime in an all-American location. The game of bowling is unique in that it can be learned by almost anyone at any age and only requires skill to knock down all of the pins at the end of the lane. With Main Stream, the game is reimagined as a short-length candlepin bowling lane with a soft wood surface which will take the impression of the ball after each roll, making it more difficult to roll the ball straight as the games progress. The ball used is small, only 2.5 lbs, and is easy for anyone to roll, though the lane may become difficult to navigate. The homemade lane features a built-in ball return and pin reset, bringing the game back to its simple roots, this time with an artist’s twist.

    The public is encouraged to stop by the Main Stream storefront, located across from Country Charm, to learn more about PlySpace, participate in the project, and meet the artist. 

    Open Bowling Times

    The bowling lane will be open to Muncie Mall patrons and curious community members alike. Times will also be posted at the storefront, and there is no fee to bowl. Children should be supervised by an adult. 

    TUESDAY        10/30 | 12-4 PM

    WEDNESDAY  10/31 | 4-8 PM

    THURSDAY      11/01 | 12-4 PM

    FRIDAY            11/02 | 4-6 PM

    SATURDAY      11/03 | 5-9 PM

    SUNDAY          11/04 | 12-3 PM

    League Nights

    The lane will be available for teams of 4 to compete in candlepin league play. Each team will battle for one hour against a second team, and the highest score wins. To participate in the league, up to 6 teams per night can RSVP to hello@plyspace.org to reserve a space, first come first serve. Game play is free, but teams who miss their reservation may have to forfeit their game. No experience with bowling or league play is necessary to form a team!

    FRIDAY           11/02 | 6-9 PM

    SUNDAY         11/04 | 3-6 PM

    About the artist:

    Van Winkle is a project-based, interdisciplinary artist who received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute with major focus in sculpture. She is interested in the nuances of American culture and the definition of “normal” social behavior. About this project, she writes, “Consider ‘normal’ as the deepest set tracks in a field we all walked through. All of us took our individual footsteps, sometimes choosing a path others had laid, often deviating either on purpose or without thinking onto untouched soil. A society full of edge-cases still forms a path somewhere in-between. Even if that line truly represents no one person, it represents us collectively. Main Stream examines the ways in which we continually shape our society to either reinforce or deviate from the paths trekked before.”

    Learm more at www.plyspace.org/events

Nov 17, 2018

Saturday

Dec 6, 2018

Thursday

  • Double Feature Performances / Linda Ryan + Melissa Joy Livermore 6pm to 8pm @ PlySpace Gallery 608 E Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305
    Thaw: Dance Performance using a thermochromic (heat-sensitive) floor. Experiment in Tension: Fiber deconstruction using a GoPro camera attached to the body.

    Join us on First Thursday for a PlySpace Artist-in-Residence Double Feature with performances by current Fall 2018 resident Linda Ryan and past Spring 2018 resident Melissa Joy Livermore.

    Experiment in Tension //A collaborative performance with Melissa Joy Livermore and Linda Ryan

    Start Time: 2 performances, one starting at 6:00 PM and one starting at 7:00 PM

    Location: PlySpace Gallery

    Deconstruction is a practice of slowing down to engage in the present moment. The many iterations of the project have emphasized the mental space for contemplation and conversation created by removing thread after thread from a piece of fabric. “Experiment in Tension” shifts the focus to the body -- by performing a repetitive action in collaboration, the work expands Deconstruction to a multi-person endeavor centered on the mental and physical spaces we can share with others. 

    The Thaw // A dance performance by Linda Ryan

    Start Time: 2 performances, one starting at 6:30 PM and one starting at 7:30 PM

    Location: PlySpace Gallery

    “The Thaw” is a dance performed on a thermochromic (heat-sensitive) floor that changes color upon contact with the dancer's body. PlySpace Resident Linda Ryan will dance, crawl, roll, and run on the floor to create an ephemeral record of movement and body heat that will remain in memory but fade with time. This performance is the culmination of the creative research she has completed while at PlySpace this fall.

    Each performance will last about 20 minutes. There will be a short break (5-10 minutes) between performances. Please arrive and take a seat 5 minutes before the performance start time. 

    All performances will be held in the PlySpace Gallery, at 608 E. Main Street. Parking is available at the northeast corner of Main and Monroe Streets. Please use the gallery entrance on the west side of the building, located directly off of the parking lot.

    More information about the PlySpace Residency Program can be found on the PlySpace website at www.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.