379 past events with the textile crafts tag

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Jul 20, 2021

Tuesday

  • Open Curiosity, virtual workshop series 6:30pm @ Virtual Event

    PlySpace, the artist in residence program of The Muncie Arts and Culture Council is excited to announce Open Curiosity: An Exploration of Material as Metaphor. This workshop series will be led by Summer 2021 Virtual PlySpace Resident Carrie Dickason. The free, four-part workshop series will take place via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, beginning Tuesday, July 20 and ending Thursday, July 29. The program is open to ages 18+ and all skill levels. Registration is required. Sign up today at: PlySpace.org/open-curiosity.

    Open Curiosity: An Exploration of Material as Metaphor, a four part online workshop, invites participants to release their expectations about “Art-making” and embrace process-driven, open-ended inquiries. Participants will use simple basketry techniques to consider relationships- both physically/structurally and metaphorically/philosophically. The sessions will include discussion and interaction among workshop participants, with facilitation by New Mexico-based artist, Carrie Dickason, and will culminate in an online Instagram exhibition with a map of participants’ locations and their individual works. Participants do not need to be based in Muncie in order to participate. The course is capped at 20 participants. 

     

    The purpose of this virtual workshop is to spark creative exploration and experimentation, opening and expanding it into everyday life. The content will include gentle guidance with prompts and support to consider inquiries such as: How can we use curiosity as a tool to stimulate growth and joy in our lives? What happens when we approach personal expression and interactions, with an open responsiveness? Can we use openness as an entry into helping ourselves and others to heal?

     

    This series of virtual workshops welcomes individuals 18+ and all skill levels. Participants are requested to commit to all four sessions as they will build upon one another, and because group participation and interaction is integral to the direction of the workshop and the unfolding of the content. Please note that this is not a product-driven, skill-based workshop. Participants are encouraged to experiment and take risks. Fiber processes are generally slow, and this is an introduction, so the intention is that participants will be compelled to continue their pursuits beyond the workshop and share their projects as they develop. Find an overview of each session as well as a suggested supply list on our website, PlySpace.org/open-curiosity.

    About the Artist:

    Carrie Dickason is a mixed-media artist whose experimental work is informed by observations of nature, combined with interests in the constructed environment and consumer culture. She has a BFA in Textiles from Indiana University, Bloomington and MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art. This foundation combined with over a decade of working in hand-woven carpet and automotive upholstery restoration, informs her playful approach to use of materials and the cumulative development of site-specific installations. Some ongoing themes of inquiry include the contrasts between: Nature/Culture; Attraction/Repulsion; Organic/Synthetic; Permanence/Impermanence. 

     

    Dickason’s work has been exhibited at the Columbus Museum of Art, OH; Cranbrook Museum of Art, MI; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, ME; Teton ArtLab, WY; Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, MI; Burlington City Arts, VT; Interstate Projects, NYC; Grizzly Grizzly, PA- among others. She has presented and facilitated creative workshops at Blue Star Contemporary (San Antonio, TX); University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); Center for Creative Studies (Detroit); and St. Olaf University (Northfield, MN). Her studio practice has been supported widely, by The Corporation of Yaddo; The Santa Fe Art Institute; Hemera Foundation; Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts; Vermont Studio Center; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; and Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. 

    More information about the Open Curiosity: An Exploration of Material as Metaphor visit our website, PlySpace.org/open-curiosity.  PlySpace Summer Term events can be found on the PlySpace website at 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 sarah@munciearts.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. 

     

Jul 22, 2021

Thursday

  • Open Curiosity, virtual workshop series 6:30pm @ Virtual Event

    PlySpace, the artist in residence program of The Muncie Arts and Culture Council is excited to announce Open Curiosity: An Exploration of Material as Metaphor. This workshop series will be led by Summer 2021 Virtual PlySpace Resident Carrie Dickason. The free, four-part workshop series will take place via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, beginning Tuesday, July 20 and ending Thursday, July 29. The program is open to ages 18+ and all skill levels. Registration is required. Sign up today at: PlySpace.org/open-curiosity.

    Open Curiosity: An Exploration of Material as Metaphor, a four part online workshop, invites participants to release their expectations about “Art-making” and embrace process-driven, open-ended inquiries. Participants will use simple basketry techniques to consider relationships- both physically/structurally and metaphorically/philosophically. The sessions will include discussion and interaction among workshop participants, with facilitation by New Mexico-based artist, Carrie Dickason, and will culminate in an online Instagram exhibition with a map of participants’ locations and their individual works. Participants do not need to be based in Muncie in order to participate. The course is capped at 20 participants. 

     

    The purpose of this virtual workshop is to spark creative exploration and experimentation, opening and expanding it into everyday life. The content will include gentle guidance with prompts and support to consider inquiries such as: How can we use curiosity as a tool to stimulate growth and joy in our lives? What happens when we approach personal expression and interactions, with an open responsiveness? Can we use openness as an entry into helping ourselves and others to heal?

     

    This series of virtual workshops welcomes individuals 18+ and all skill levels. Participants are requested to commit to all four sessions as they will build upon one another, and because group participation and interaction is integral to the direction of the workshop and the unfolding of the content. Please note that this is not a product-driven, skill-based workshop. Participants are encouraged to experiment and take risks. Fiber processes are generally slow, and this is an introduction, so the intention is that participants will be compelled to continue their pursuits beyond the workshop and share their projects as they develop. Find an overview of each session as well as a suggested supply list on our website, PlySpace.org/open-curiosity.

    About the Artist:

    Carrie Dickason is a mixed-media artist whose experimental work is informed by observations of nature, combined with interests in the constructed environment and consumer culture. She has a BFA in Textiles from Indiana University, Bloomington and MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art. This foundation combined with over a decade of working in hand-woven carpet and automotive upholstery restoration, informs her playful approach to use of materials and the cumulative development of site-specific installations. Some ongoing themes of inquiry include the contrasts between: Nature/Culture; Attraction/Repulsion; Organic/Synthetic; Permanence/Impermanence. 

     

    Dickason’s work has been exhibited at the Columbus Museum of Art, OH; Cranbrook Museum of Art, MI; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, ME; Teton ArtLab, WY; Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, MI; Burlington City Arts, VT; Interstate Projects, NYC; Grizzly Grizzly, PA- among others. She has presented and facilitated creative workshops at Blue Star Contemporary (San Antonio, TX); University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); Center for Creative Studies (Detroit); and St. Olaf University (Northfield, MN). Her studio practice has been supported widely, by The Corporation of Yaddo; The Santa Fe Art Institute; Hemera Foundation; Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts; Vermont Studio Center; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; and Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. 

    More information about the Open Curiosity: An Exploration of Material as Metaphor visit our website, PlySpace.org/open-curiosity.  PlySpace Summer Term events can be found on the PlySpace website at 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 sarah@munciearts.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. 

     

Jul 27, 2021

Tuesday

  • Open Curiosity, virtual workshop series 6:30pm @ Virtual Event

    PlySpace, the artist in residence program of The Muncie Arts and Culture Council is excited to announce Open Curiosity: An Exploration of Material as Metaphor. This workshop series will be led by Summer 2021 Virtual PlySpace Resident Carrie Dickason. The free, four-part workshop series will take place via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, beginning Tuesday, July 20 and ending Thursday, July 29. The program is open to ages 18+ and all skill levels. Registration is required. Sign up today at: PlySpace.org/open-curiosity.

    Open Curiosity: An Exploration of Material as Metaphor, a four part online workshop, invites participants to release their expectations about “Art-making” and embrace process-driven, open-ended inquiries. Participants will use simple basketry techniques to consider relationships- both physically/structurally and metaphorically/philosophically. The sessions will include discussion and interaction among workshop participants, with facilitation by New Mexico-based artist, Carrie Dickason, and will culminate in an online Instagram exhibition with a map of participants’ locations and their individual works. Participants do not need to be based in Muncie in order to participate. The course is capped at 20 participants. 

     

    The purpose of this virtual workshop is to spark creative exploration and experimentation, opening and expanding it into everyday life. The content will include gentle guidance with prompts and support to consider inquiries such as: How can we use curiosity as a tool to stimulate growth and joy in our lives? What happens when we approach personal expression and interactions, with an open responsiveness? Can we use openness as an entry into helping ourselves and others to heal?

     

    This series of virtual workshops welcomes individuals 18+ and all skill levels. Participants are requested to commit to all four sessions as they will build upon one another, and because group participation and interaction is integral to the direction of the workshop and the unfolding of the content. Please note that this is not a product-driven, skill-based workshop. Participants are encouraged to experiment and take risks. Fiber processes are generally slow, and this is an introduction, so the intention is that participants will be compelled to continue their pursuits beyond the workshop and share their projects as they develop. Find an overview of each session as well as a suggested supply list on our website, PlySpace.org/open-curiosity.

    About the Artist:

    Carrie Dickason is a mixed-media artist whose experimental work is informed by observations of nature, combined with interests in the constructed environment and consumer culture. She has a BFA in Textiles from Indiana University, Bloomington and MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art. This foundation combined with over a decade of working in hand-woven carpet and automotive upholstery restoration, informs her playful approach to use of materials and the cumulative development of site-specific installations. Some ongoing themes of inquiry include the contrasts between: Nature/Culture; Attraction/Repulsion; Organic/Synthetic; Permanence/Impermanence. 

     

    Dickason’s work has been exhibited at the Columbus Museum of Art, OH; Cranbrook Museum of Art, MI; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, ME; Teton ArtLab, WY; Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, MI; Burlington City Arts, VT; Interstate Projects, NYC; Grizzly Grizzly, PA- among others. She has presented and facilitated creative workshops at Blue Star Contemporary (San Antonio, TX); University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); Center for Creative Studies (Detroit); and St. Olaf University (Northfield, MN). Her studio practice has been supported widely, by The Corporation of Yaddo; The Santa Fe Art Institute; Hemera Foundation; Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts; Vermont Studio Center; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; and Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. 

    More information about the Open Curiosity: An Exploration of Material as Metaphor visit our website, PlySpace.org/open-curiosity.  PlySpace Summer Term events can be found on the PlySpace website at 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 sarah@munciearts.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. 

     

Jul 29, 2021

Thursday

  • Open Curiosity, virtual workshop series 6:30pm @ Virtual Event

    PlySpace, the artist in residence program of The Muncie Arts and Culture Council is excited to announce Open Curiosity: An Exploration of Material as Metaphor. This workshop series will be led by Summer 2021 Virtual PlySpace Resident Carrie Dickason. The free, four-part workshop series will take place via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, beginning Tuesday, July 20 and ending Thursday, July 29. The program is open to ages 18+ and all skill levels. Registration is required. Sign up today at: PlySpace.org/open-curiosity.

    Open Curiosity: An Exploration of Material as Metaphor, a four part online workshop, invites participants to release their expectations about “Art-making” and embrace process-driven, open-ended inquiries. Participants will use simple basketry techniques to consider relationships- both physically/structurally and metaphorically/philosophically. The sessions will include discussion and interaction among workshop participants, with facilitation by New Mexico-based artist, Carrie Dickason, and will culminate in an online Instagram exhibition with a map of participants’ locations and their individual works. Participants do not need to be based in Muncie in order to participate. The course is capped at 20 participants. 

     

    The purpose of this virtual workshop is to spark creative exploration and experimentation, opening and expanding it into everyday life. The content will include gentle guidance with prompts and support to consider inquiries such as: How can we use curiosity as a tool to stimulate growth and joy in our lives? What happens when we approach personal expression and interactions, with an open responsiveness? Can we use openness as an entry into helping ourselves and others to heal?

     

    This series of virtual workshops welcomes individuals 18+ and all skill levels. Participants are requested to commit to all four sessions as they will build upon one another, and because group participation and interaction is integral to the direction of the workshop and the unfolding of the content. Please note that this is not a product-driven, skill-based workshop. Participants are encouraged to experiment and take risks. Fiber processes are generally slow, and this is an introduction, so the intention is that participants will be compelled to continue their pursuits beyond the workshop and share their projects as they develop. Find an overview of each session as well as a suggested supply list on our website, PlySpace.org/open-curiosity.

    About the Artist:

    Carrie Dickason is a mixed-media artist whose experimental work is informed by observations of nature, combined with interests in the constructed environment and consumer culture. She has a BFA in Textiles from Indiana University, Bloomington and MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art. This foundation combined with over a decade of working in hand-woven carpet and automotive upholstery restoration, informs her playful approach to use of materials and the cumulative development of site-specific installations. Some ongoing themes of inquiry include the contrasts between: Nature/Culture; Attraction/Repulsion; Organic/Synthetic; Permanence/Impermanence. 

     

    Dickason’s work has been exhibited at the Columbus Museum of Art, OH; Cranbrook Museum of Art, MI; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, ME; Teton ArtLab, WY; Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, MI; Burlington City Arts, VT; Interstate Projects, NYC; Grizzly Grizzly, PA- among others. She has presented and facilitated creative workshops at Blue Star Contemporary (San Antonio, TX); University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); Center for Creative Studies (Detroit); and St. Olaf University (Northfield, MN). Her studio practice has been supported widely, by The Corporation of Yaddo; The Santa Fe Art Institute; Hemera Foundation; Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts; Vermont Studio Center; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; and Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. 

    More information about the Open Curiosity: An Exploration of Material as Metaphor visit our website, PlySpace.org/open-curiosity.  PlySpace Summer Term events can be found on the PlySpace website at 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 sarah@munciearts.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. 

     

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
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    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. 

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! 

Nov 4, 2021

Thursday

  • Mayor's Arts Awards Highlights at Gordy Christine Barber Bush at Madjax Angel Gilette at Madjax Debra Gindhart at Madjax Charlie Kehoe at Madjax Ron Rickcreek Pottery at Madjax Melissa Joy Livermore at Muncie Makes Lab November's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Mayor's Arts Awards Highlights at Gordy Mayor's Arts Awards Highlights at Gordy Christine Barber Bush at Madjax Christine Barber Bush at Madjax Angel Gilette at Madjax Angel Gilette at Madjax Debra Gindhart at Madjax Debra Gindhart at Madjax Charlie Kehoe at Madjax Charlie Kehoe at Madjax Ron Rickcreek Pottery at Madjax Ron Rickcreek Pottery at Madjax Melissa Joy Livermore at Muncie Makes Lab Melissa Joy Livermore at Muncie Makes Lab

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    111 Arts Gallery will 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. Stop by on First Thursday or anytime. Open to the public 7 days a week

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main
    Book Arts Collaborative will be open, selling limited edition posters at incredibly low rates and giving demonstrations in printing and book binding. Stop by to learn more; registration for fall classes (including auditing opportunities) has begun. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    The Muncie Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize the contributions to the cultural community by artists of all kinds, and organizations working in the arts to benefit the residents of Muncie.  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. Thirteen 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. 

    Refreshments will be served. The show will remain on view until Saturday November 19. 

    At 6:15, Erin Williams, Executive Director of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council will give a 10-minute presentation honoring this year’s nominees and previewing the Awards Ceremony held at Sursa Performance Hall on Ball State’s campus on Friday November 12 at 7:30. 

    The show will be on view with all works for sale through November 19.  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.
    Come and support the  creative genius of our makers and artists during November’s First Thursdays at MADJAX: The Aerial Annex, Drinking Bear Forge, Debra Gindhart, Dragoo/Gindhart at Madjax, Box Car Advertising/Anna Grace Longfellow, Tom Stader, Angel Gillette, Cay Cox, Charlie West, Christine Barber Bush, Nancy Carlson, Ron Richcreek, Popup artists and makers and more! Support The Guardian Brewery too! First and second floor galleries 

    Additional information on Madjax artists is listed below:

    Angel Gilette: Sci-fi Fantasy art with a grunge touch

    Debra Gindhart: Local artist and educator Debra Gindhart Dragoo’s November exhibit addresses Native American Indian Genocide Month. Altered thrift store art celebrating the native culture and focusing on the indigenous people displaced by Columbus and those who followed in his wake. We must begin reimagining the future as one that doesn’t honor Christopher Columbus. 

    Debra will exhibit several pieces of wall artwork that is pro Native American Peoples text on altered thrift store art. The artist's Green Glam Studio jewelry TURKEY collection will also be featured. Fiber mart scarves will also be available. Meet the artist event is free and open to the public. 5-8pm 2nd floor. 

    Charlie Kehoe: Silver Linings: Handmade bows and earrings 

    Ron Richcreek: Potter Ron Richcreek will be returning to MadJax for the November First Thursday Art Walk. He will display functional handmade pottery for everyday use. Come to MadJax for a fun evening of entertainment and fun

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Lylanne Musselman is the Muncie Artists Guild Artist of the Month for November.

    Musselman is a Delaware County native who graduated from Delta High School and Ball State University. Musselman has exhibited in juried art shows across the region, most recently in the 97th Hoosier Salon, Watercolor Society of Indiana, Ventures in Creativity, Wabash Valley Exhibition, and Minnetrista’s Annual Show, among others. She’s won over 110 awards since 1983, including winning Muncie Artist’s Guild Best of Show in 2020 with her pastel painting, “Cat Lover.” Currently, she has two pastel pieces that were juried into Biodiversity/Cultural Diversity at the Arts Center in Portland, IN, and she has work at the Fort Wayne Artist’s Guild Pop Up Gallery at Jefferson Pointe in Fort Wayne.

    Musselman is the current president of the Muncie Artists Guild where she’s been a member since 2017. She also is membership chair of Fort Wayne Artists Guild, and co-chair of their Community Arts Program. Musselman also serves on the board of Midwest Writers Workshop, where she is secretary. A Ball State Alumnae, she is an award-winning poet and playwright, so Musselman often incorporates words and poems into her work. She specializes in pastels, gouache, and acrylics with an emphasis on pet and people portraiture. Musselman has taught art classes privately and through area organizations.

    Her paintings are on display at Old National Bank (Southside Branch), Northwest Bank (East Charles St.), Vera Mae’s Bistro, Rosebud Coffee House and Parlour Salon.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Melissa Joy Livermore
    untitled: language experiment 
    First Thursday November 4th at Muncie Makes Lab 5PM-9PM

    Melissa Joy Livermore is an interdisciplinary artist who is interested in the role that text plays in the construction of the self. They will perform a durational piece that explores ideology and spirituality through the lens of the memorization and internalization of different texts.

    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! 

    White River Lofts
    400 W. Washington St.
    There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the White River Lofts located at 400 W. Washington St. on November 4th at 4pm, with an open house, tours and preview of the public plaza planned from 4:30-8:00pm. 

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May 5, 2022

Thursday

  • Once Upon a Muncie Mystery, Canan Commons Cara Wahlers will perform at Book Arts Collaborative Students working at Book Arts Collaborative Mom's Night Out at Forever Young Children's Boutique Alfredo Marin-Carle at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Conservation Tales: Central America at Made in Muncie Abbey Jessup and Brooke Ackerman at Made in Muncie First Thursday at Madjax Debra Gindhart Dragoo and Debra Mae Shidler at Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax Collage Creating at Madjax, 2nd floor Marta Stephens, Muncie Artist's Guild's Artist of the Month (showing at various locations) May's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Once Upon a Muncie Mystery, Canan Commons Once Upon a Muncie Mystery, Canan Commons Cara Wahlers will perform at Book Arts Collaborative Cara Wahlers will perform at Book Arts Collaborative Students working at Book Arts Collaborative Students working at Book Arts Collaborative Mom's Night Out at Forever Young Children's Boutique Mom's Night Out at Forever Young Children's Boutique Alfredo Marin-Carle at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Alfredo Marin-Carle at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Conservation Tales: Central America at Made in Muncie Conservation Tales: Central America at Made in Muncie Abbey Jessup and Brooke Ackerman at Made in Muncie Abbey Jessup and Brooke Ackerman at Made in Muncie First Thursday at Madjax First Thursday at Madjax Debra Gindhart Dragoo and Debra Mae Shidler at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo and Debra Mae Shidler at Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax Ron Richcreek at Madjax Collage Creating at Madjax, 2nd floor Collage Creating at Madjax, 2nd floor Marta Stephens, Muncie Artist's Guild's Artist of the Month (showing at various locations) Marta Stephens, Muncie Artist's Guild's Artist of the Month (showing at various locations) "Cinematic Environments" at Muncie Makes Lab "The Final: This is (not) a Sign" at Muncie Makes Lab

    Downtown Development
    Once Upon a Muncie Mystery, Canan Commons
    A Crime- pretend crime, of course- has been committed and we need your help finding the culprit! Princess Snow White has been put under a mysterious sleeping curse by someone living in the Enchanted Forest! The Fairy Godmother needs your help to figure out who committed this crime and what they used to put her to sleep, so she can reverse the spell. Come out to Canan Commons on Thursday May 5th for First Thursday and put your investigative skills to work for the chance to win some great prizes! 5-6:30pm

    Clue locations:
    Downtown Farm Stand
    Sea Salt & Cinnamon
    Accutech
    The Hayloft Boutique
    Open Door Health Services
    Toys Forever Models & Hobbies
    Twin Archer Brewpub
    Jesse Anderson State Farm Insurance
    Muncie Visitors Bureau

    Correctly solved crime trackers will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes:
    Muncie Children's Museum Annual Family Pass
    Sea Salt & Cinnamon Gift Certificate
    Courtyard Marriott at the Horizon Convention Center 1 Overnight Stay
    HeidiJHale Gift Certificate
    Twin Archer Brewpub Gift Certificate
    Muncie Civic Theater 2 sets of 4 tickets to see Shrek
    DWNTWN Gift Bag
    BSU Gift Bag

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main
    Our very last First Thursday is going to be our best ever! Singer/song-writer Cara Wahlers will be performing in our shop; our students will ALL be there with their final "opus" projects that demonstrate what they have learned during their apprenticeship at Book Arts Collaborative, and we'll have "celebrity judges" including all of the authors we have printed at Book Arts Collaborative Press there to decide which projects gain immortality in the Special Collections at Bracken Library. Oh, and there will be cookies.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Presented by PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union and Cornerstone Center for the Arts, the 2022 Muncie Young Artist Exhibition Juried Art Competition is a celebration of young artists throughout Delaware County. 

    The theme of the 2022 Young Artist Exhibition Juried Art Competition is “My Community”. Over the past two years, our understanding of community has shifted as every aspect of our lives has changed from the familiar, to the digital unknown, to something completely different, a mix of the before-times and the future. Through it all, we have had our community - whether it was learning something new with our classmates on Zoom, having socially distanced holiday dinners, or getting back outside to play with our friends for what felt like the first time in forever, we had each other to get through this unprecedented time in our lives.

    Contestants are invited to submit up to two (2) works of art in the following categories: 2D (painting, drawing), 3D (sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics), and Intermedia (photography, videography, digital animation). No more than two submissions will be accepted per student. Entry is open through Friday, April 1st 2022.

    Winning artworks will be displayed in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery at Cornerstone Center for the Arts beginning May 5th. The YAE Awards Ceremony will take place Friday, May 20th from 5-8 PM in the Auditorium at Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

    Downtown Farm Stand
    125 E. Main
    First Thursday at The Downtown Farm Stand will feature an event in the new Farm Stand Second Story Lounge! The theme is Jazz with Cocktails inspired from Mexico. We will host a Ball State student jazz quintet, all are members of the BSU Jazz Ensemble. They will be playing a selection of jazz tunes that will appeal to everyone no matter what their experience level is with Jazz! 

    We will be rolling out our first peek at our new craft cocktails selection from all fresh and organic ingredients! Fresh squeezed Margaritas will of course be on the menu, along with a full craft liquor selection, beer and wine, and delicious non-alcoholic beverages. Our menu will include fresh preparations of light dishes inspired by the cuisine of Mexico and the Cinco de Mayo holiday! We invite everyone out to experience a first glimpse at a new bar and restaurant venue in downtown Muncie that will be embracing live music, craft cocktails, and fine food! This event is 21 and over. Event starts at 5 pm

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    Forever Young will be open with a Ladies Night Out from 5-8:00. Let's Celebrate the ladies in our life. Attached event picture. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing will celebrate an exhibition and sale of new paintings and sculpture by Alfredo Marín-Carle, Thursday May 5th, 5-8pm. Marín-Carle joined the faculty at Ball State University in 1985. He is now Associate Professor Emeritus and resides in Indianapolis. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. 

    Visions, the title of the exhibit, states simply that these works of art convey what the artist sees, reflecting his lifetime fascination with eastern philosophies. “In the process of creation, I experience the Buddhist concept of interdependence,” says Marín-Carle, “that nothing exists on its own.” The artist builds up layers and then sands them down. He uses stencils to apply forms and shapes, then rubs them with chemicals and carves deep and aggressive marks that disturb their clarity. In this way he is exploring the creation and destruction always going on around us.

    The show will be on view with works for sale through May 28. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists, provides appraisals, and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 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

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    There will be THREE EXHIBITIONS celebrating Conservation Tales and its Artists at Made in Muncie: 

    Conservation Tales: Central America Series
    ART 370 Art Immersive Spring 2022
    Made in Muncie, 313 S. Walnut Street, Muncie IN
    First Thursday: May 5, 2022, from 5–8 pm

    Exhibition of artwork from the upcoming Conservation Tales books on Macaws and Sloths. Meet the team of illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, and science storytellers will be available to answer questions about the creative process; includes activities for children and book sales. The design team includes: Brooke Ackerman, Sunnie Berning, Cydney Davidson, Kami Geron, Abbey Jessup, Karina Kasmauskis, Sara Misak, Rhiannon Morrison-Naylor, Ashley Owens, Laine Powell, Zoe Scherer, Allison Smiley.

    Faculty mentors: Tom McConnell, Biology and Barbara Giorgio-Booher, School of Art

    Abbey Jessup & Brooke Ackerman Photography
    Made in Muncie, 313 S. Walnut Street, Muncie IN
    First Thursday: May 5, 2022, from 5–8 pm
    Special exhibition featuring photographs by Abbey Jessup and Brooke Ackerman in partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo, Zoo Knoxville, and Indianapolis Zoo for the Conservation Tales books series.

    Sara Misak: Creative Honors Thesis
    Made in Muncie, 313 S. Walnut Street, Muncie IN
    First Thursday: May 5, 2022, from 5–8 pm
    Meet Tré! Sara Misak completed a life-size model of a sloth for her Creative Honors Thesis. This model was created with anatomically accurate features of a brown-throated three-fingered sloth. Alongside the model, she has created educational materials about sloths for conservation of the animals. Come to First Thursday to learn more about her project or play the "What's that Smell?" Scent guessing game.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Join us as we celebrate our local artists, makers, and musicians. First Thursdays at MADJAX is a fun evening with family and friends. Gallery walk your way around our first and second floor galleries. Enjoy DIY activities for everyone!

    Popup artists and makers: Maevyn Stone harpist & vocalist, Tom Stader, Angel Gillette, Johnny Woods, Georedt Michael Huggins, Debra Gindhart Dragoo & Debra Mae Shidler, AEROSOL ART COLLABORATION AND more!

    Support The Guardian Brewery too! First and Second floor galleries, 5-8pm. Enjoy & celebrate locally made arts, unique gifts, including paintings, ceramics, clothing, photography, wood carvings, jewelry, baked goods and more! Parking is available in our lot at the corner of Jackson and Monroe, and at the corner of Main and Monroe.

    Also showing at Madjax:

    Debra Gindhart Dragoo & Debra Mae Shidler
    Debra Gindhart Dragoo is a installation, public artist, community curator, and arts advocate. Former visual arts educator and long-standing community arts program developer. Gindhart’s aerosol work has been shown locally, in Indianapolis, and sold nationally.  She discovered spray can paintings in a gallery setting ten years ago. Her aerosol inspirations come from Joy Hernandez-Butler, Banksy, and Mr. Brainwash. Excited for this opportunity to collaborate with Debra Mae Shidler. Shidler is exploring texture and rhythm through paint design. She has previously exhibited at Madjax and throughout East Central Indiana. Meet the artists, Second floor/Gindhart at Madjax, 5-8pm.

    Ron Richcreek 
    Ron Richcreek will be setting up at MadJax for the First Thursday in May.  He will be bringing new items in Porcelain and in Stoneware. Come to MadJax and shop around for Mother's Day or just something for yourself.  May 5th from 5 to 8 pm.

    DIY Collage!
    Collage creating @madjaxmuncie with @gindhart_madjax during May First Thursdays at Madjax $10 all supplies included 5-5-22 5-7 ages 10-adults Madjax 515 East Main Street second floor galleries $10 all supplies included reserve your spot pay with Venmo OR PayPal @DebraDragoo

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    The Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month is Marta Stephens!
    Her work will be on view at the following locations downtown: 
    Vera Mae's, Northwest Bank, Old National, Rose Bud Coffeehouse, and Parlour.

    Marta Stephens was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but has called Indiana her home since the age of four. Her formal art education includes courses at U.C.L.A, the Pasadena Art Center College of Design, and Ball State University.  However, while at Ball State, she changed her major and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Public Relations in 2001. 

    Marta has been painting for over 40 years. She is an active member of the Muncie Artists Guild since 2018 and has won several awards for her artwork. Her painting style has continuously evolved through experimentation and studying works of contemporary and traditional impressionist artists. She remains open to learning new techniques. Thus, this self-taught artist’s style is in a constant state of development. 

    She has worked with a variety of mediums including ink, washes, clay, and charcoals. Several years later she began exploring oils and acrylics. The subject matters of her paintings are primarily still lifes and landscapes. Gardening is one of her other creative passions, so inspiration often comes from nature and the study of light, shadows, and textures.

    Marta is also a published author of crime mystery novels all of which have received several awards and recognitions over the years. Her recent publication in 2021 is an anthology of short mysteries. Marta retired in 2020 from Ball State University, Human Resources, after 41 years. Since then, she has pursued her life-long passion—art.

    For more information about Marta’s artwork and novels, visit www.mstephensbooks.com. Follow her on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/marta.stephens2/. 

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Join Muncie Makes Lab from 6-9pm for two exhibitions:
    Cinematic Environments
    Cinematic Environments is an exhibition of short films centered around world-building that occupies the fuzzy space between realism and speculation. Students from the Department of Architecture, within the College of Architecture Planning at Ball State University, produced films by photographing small scale, detailed models using cinematic techniques utilized by Hollywood. Through filmic representation, the projects aimed to present immersive atmospheres without the use of narrative or dialogue. 

    Students presenting work: Maarten Bergsma, Favian Cervantes, Charlie Davis, Alli Gerardot, Tessa Hill, Camden Hochgesang, Kevin Hundt, Allison Loth, Assumpta Nyein, Seong Joon Park, Elliot Shide, Long Tram, Barbara Wiley, and Isaac Wilson.

    The Final: This is (not) a Sign
    An exhibition of Neon work including both sculptural and sign based forms from the current Ball State Neon Class. Students include: Caitlyn Brown, Angelica Lavergne, Katrina Mitchell, Erica O’Connor, Kat Pendleton, Steven Polchinski, Victoria Stout, and Bethany Uremovich.

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Muncie Map Co. will be revealing the long-awaited update to the Ultimate Muncie Map. A follow-up to the 2019 map of the same name, the 2022 edition is all new, including updated and additional details in a refined aesthetic to create the finest map of Muncie ever produced. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase on First Thursday. Visitors will also be able to peruse the Local Business Hall of Fame, a growing collection of graphics from legendary Muncie establishments of the past, available to order on a wide range of apparel and other products.

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Mother's Day is almost here! Come check out our beautiful Mother's Day baskets and other unique gifts for the women in your life. Take advantage of in-store specials including 10% off a locally-designed and created Mother's Day card with the purchase of any basket.

     

     

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