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  • The Brink of Summer Artswalk (full listing) for May's First Thursday 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
    Book Arts Collaborative at Madjax Kevin Campbell, Puzzle Project, at the Brinkman Gallery Waterscapes at the Brinkman Gallery Kevin Campbell, DOG Portraits, at the Brinkman Gallery "Flock," College of Architecture and Planning Design Build Project, NW Corner of Canan Commons Kimberley True, "Movement in Nature," Cornerstone Center for the Arts Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Many thanks to Muncie's Downtown Development for their support of the Brink of Summer Artswalk Grace Hollars, "Bursting: Stories Inspired by Women," at the Fickle Peach GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Margie Prim, "Onions and Daisies," at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Conservation Tales at Made in Muncie "Virtual Reality Projects" from IDIA Lab at Madjax Muncie Makers Market ANTENNA Intermedia Show at Muncie Makes Lab Jonny Swales and Alana Rasche, ANTENNA Intermedia Show at Muncie Makes Lab Nomad Yarns at Charles and Walnut Nomad Yarns at Charles and Walnut Ben Fulcher and Emily Thornton, "Transplanted" at Plyspace Blues Jam at Valhalla YART at Canan Commons

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus
    The School of Art Atrium Gallery finishes its fourth week of BFA Exhibitions for Spring 2019 showcasing the work of five of its graduating seniors, Sarah Anderson, Kitty Taylor, Sarah Gardner, Megan Lange, and Marret Metzger. There will be extended hours from 5-8pm for First Thursday.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

    Come by Book Arts Collaborative to wish our graduating seniors good luck as they embark on post-baccalaureate life. Bring your real-world cautionary tales, loan repayment strategies, and warming wishes. They have devised a cool, family friendly print project that you can take away for free too—it’s their graduation gift to you. 

    The Brinkman Gallery
    409 S. Walnut
    Brinkman Gallery presents “Waterscapes,” featuring meticulously painted water landscapes. At a distance they appear photorealistic, but as you approach the pattern of the waves begins to break down into abstract forms and shapes. Also on display are original DOG portraits, new puzzle pieces, and a section of “Sweet Thursday” by artist Kevin Campbell. Puzzles range from a single piece to a 730 piece puzzle. Additionally, some of Gay Nation’s personal Garfield collection will be on display. Come out to meet Kevin and enjoy refreshments from 5-8pm.

    Canan Commons
    500 S. Walnut St.
    College of Architecture & Planning Centennial Design Build Project- Flock:
    Flock is a temporary installation in downtown that reads as an object but is made up of discrete parts just as Muncie is a collective of cultural backgrounds that come together to form a community. The project is supported by the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning and in collaboration with DWNTWN_Muncie Downtown Development Partnership. Flock is a design build project headed by Assistant Professor of Architecture James F. Kerestes and his students, Lauren Hunter and Katie Gordon. The project is part of the College or Architecture and Planning’s centennial celebration and aims to highlight the long standing history and achievements of the school. The installation will be on the Northwest Corner of Canan Commons on property owned by DeFur Voran.

    Muncie’s Downtown Development:
    Help us hearken warmer weather with Muncie Ballet Studio and BSU Student Dance Association as they join us to teach our young guests a Maypole dance! Look for the Maypoles at Canan Commons. Magic City Music Men will be serenading from the stage. Muncie Public Library will also be on hand at Canan Commons to help the littles create a Mothers Day craft bouquet. There will also be a flash mob/silly parade event!

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Movement in Nature An Art Exhibition by Kimberley True:
    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts on Thursday, May 2 for the opening reception of Movement in Nature, an art exhibition by Kimberley True. The reception will take place in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with May’s First Thursday events.

    The world around us is ever-evolving, always in motion and yet quiet and still. It is enveloping and frightening and awe-inspiring. As above in the clouds and stars, so below in the deepest oceans, this is where Kimberley True finds her greatest source of inspiration.

    True’s art is deeply rooted in her fascination with movement in nature. She has created paintings that flow and breathe across the canvas. Her color schemes are influenced from far-off galaxies, sunsets over Midwestern fields, and the crashing waves along our ocean's shores.

    Kimberley True is a Muncie-native and only daughter to local artists Randy and Debbie True. Her first loves were reading and writing however art was a close third. The messier the medium, the better. After charcoal, pastels, and watercolor, Kim settled on acrylics as her preferred modus operandi. 

    Movement in Nature will be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of May. For more information about the exhibition call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 23 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

    Dame Leo (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    Dame Leo presents: “Resist & Revolt” garden art & altar candles, “No Más Babies in Cages” jewelry & magnets, and "I don't play well with Racists-Fascists or Nazis" mix-medium paintings. Mother's Day is Sunday May 12th so buy her/him an original and OOAK piece of art made by a local mama!!! MadJax 2nd floor 5-9pm.

    Delaware County Historical Society
    120 E. Washington
    The DCHS will have the Moore-Youse Home Museum open at 120 East Washington St. We will have a "Meet the Authors" event with several local authors who have written books on local Delaware County Historical topics. We will have their books and more available for sale. Visitors can also sign up to win a Delaware County Historical afghan/throw with a $40 value and do not have to be present to win. The exhibit galleries will be open featuring "Toys from our past to present," Delaware County Sports including Muncie's Pro Football Team the Congerville Flyers, and a new exhibit featuring "Treasures from the Museum’s Collection."

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    Ball State University senior photojournalism major and women's and gender studies minor Grace Hollars, who has explored the world photographing two Olympics and was named 2017 Indiana College Photographer of the Year, takes on a new adventure in her hometown of Muncie documenting inspiring women who are changing and building up the community. "Bursting: Stories Inspired by Women,” is a rich collection of women we know as our neighbors, coworkers, sisters, wives, and friends whose stories are captured through twelve large 20x30 images. 

    FILM IS NOT DEAD: A 35mm Film Photography Collective Art Show
    301 S Walnut St, Suite 101

    FILM IS NOT DEAD is a celebration of the artistic and nostalgic value of 35mm film photography in our digital-first world. Featured analog photographers Zach Poor, Tanesha Tanaé Burrell, Bobby Bennett, Kenton Little, and Joshua Westbrook are showcasing a variety of photographs, all captured the "old-fashioned" way.

    Zach Poor is a graphic designer by trade who enjoys exploring the intersection of digital and analog creative expression in his personal work. Shooting film on his mom’s old Pentax K1000 gives him the opportunity to slow down and create images with appropriate meaning and magnitude and to practice traditional creative processes in a modern era. 

    Tanesha Tanaé Burrell is a lively creative with an appetite for design. She enjoys working in a variety of different mediums including digital media, printmaking, drawing, and film photography. Inspired by different aspects of her faith, she desires to express what words fail to at times.

    Born and raised in Illinois (the “s” is silent). Bobby Bennett has gone a few places of note: Ball State, Iceland, the bathroom, but never to the emergency room for any broken bones. He currently works at Union Chapel Ministries as the Creative Arts Director (the Uncreative Arts Director position was already taken. His job requires more creativity, sometimes in the form of puns and dumb humor and parentheticals!) He also enjoys shooting on film and capturing moments and sharing things that may be hiding in plain sight and run on sentences.

    Kenton Little started shooting film for a class in college where he fell in love with not only the look you get from film, but the process of developing and printing as well. He shoots film to get away from screens for a bit and just enjoy the physical world around him. He loves the feeling of excitement film gives when you have to wait to see the results of the photos you take. 

    Joshua Westbrook grew up overseas in Central Asia, but is now proud to live and work in the city of Muncie that he has adopted as his home. An idealist at heart, he hopes that his work uncovers points of true human connection through the lens of place and culture. 

    “Flower Hour”
    Various locations around Walnut St.
    "Flower Hour", a fundraiser for the Erskine Green Training Center will be blooming on Walnut St.! Your $20 ticket will score you a beautiful bouquet after visiting each flower distribution location. You will receive your vase and treated to a reception at the Courtyard Marriott after your adventure. Tickets are limited to the first 300 and are available at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel and the Horizon Convention Center or online @ eventbrite.com

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    BE A POEM BE ON PURPOSE: Local artist and poetry enthusiast is still celebrating poetry for the Brink of Summer ArtsWalk. Words on art. Original poetry chapbooks available. Green Glam Studio recycled jewelry still for Bailey. 20% of jewelry proceeds will support the Bailey for Mayor campaign. This event is open to the public and refreshments will be available. Meet the artist, 2nd floor of Madjax, 5-9pm.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate the brink of summer with the fresh and beautiful work of Margie Prim during May’s First Thursday on May 2, from 5:00 to 8:00.  Margie will give a short talk at 6:15. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

    Margie’s heavy strokes swipe the canvas with dabs of bold color to create beautiful still lifes and peaceful landscapes. This quiet artist brings out her passion for life through canvases which captures scenes from East Central Indiana.  This Muncie artist’s inspirations may be found as easily down an alley, by the White River, or out in a farmer’s field.  “I just get in my car and I drive,” Margie explains.

    Margie Prim began her art career in the 1960s in Oklahoma by taking painting lessons. She arrived in Muncie in the 1970s.  She laid her brushes down until the early 1990s when she started taking various art classes offered by community organizations such as the YMCA. She took lessons from Walt Lewis at the Stan Nossett School of Fine Art in Muncie. Margie, the perpetual student, continues learning through her involvement with the New Richmond Group and Indiana Plein Air Painters.

    Margie considers herself both a studio and plein air artist and is adept in both methods.  She enjoys, especially in colder months, to work from sketches or photographs in the comfort of her studio.  As a plein air painter she works outside, on location, to create her paintings.

    Margie has shown in the Minnetrista Annual, the Richmond Art Museum Annual, and Red-Tail Land Conservancy Open Spaces Exhibit. She has won  several awards and held several one woman exhibits in the region.  In early 2019, Margie won honorable mention in the Madison County Art Show. Her works have been included in the Indiana Waterways Project and the Women’s Commission Art Exhibit.

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

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    At 7pm, the local band Steve Robert and the Jazzmanian Devils will perform at Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison Ave. & Adams St.). This folk rock band will be performing covers and originals written by several band members. There will be vintage LPs, from the 50s to the 90s for sale. We are just a 5 minute walk east from Walnut St. and there is plenty of parking.

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    Conservation Tales: Come see a sneak peak of artwork from the Africa series about Elephants and Giraffes. Meet author Tom McConnell, art director, Barbara Giorgio-Booher, and our team of illustrators, designers, photographer, and educators. The event includes an art exhibition, children activities, and books will be available to purchase, including the Manatee Match Card Game.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    CAP’s IDIA Lab and Landscape Architecture at Artswalk Madjax!
    Ball State University’s IDIA Lab will showcase recent virtual reality projects at Madjax (514 E Jackson St Muncie, Indiana) during Muncie’s Artswalk. Stop by to explore selections from our immersive multiuser environments that use the HTC Vive VR headsets, animations and custom Human Computer Interaction projects. IDIA Lab staff, students and faculty will be on hand for questions about how these emerging technologies are being used in the arts, sciences and humanities. IDIA Lab is an interdisciplinary virtual reality and simulation lab at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning. 

    Additionally students from the College of Architecture and Planning’s Dynamic and the Digital course will be exhibiting their creative works that involve time-based, virtual and augmented reality experimentations. Landscape Architecture First Year Graduate Studio will also be exhibiting design instigations for Farmished’s urban agricultural training farm.

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    The Muncie Makers Market is happy to be a part of Muncie’s First Thursday community events, thanks to an invitation to take over the sidewalks in front of the Muncie Map Co., at 111 East Adams Street, in Downtown Muncie. We set up on the SE corner of Adams and Walnut Streets from 5-8pm on the first Thursday of every month. Plenty of nearby free parking! I’m really excited for us to have this opportunity and I am really hoping we get a nice evening of weather for the 2nd. Susan Danner will be hosting our kiosk of consignment items inside the Muncie Map Co. during First Thursday as well, and I also invite everyone to join her there to see what we’ve got going on inside of this super-cool locally-owned shop.

    Two First Thursday’s of each year are designated as ArtsWalk, in May and October, so some of our Makers will also be down at Canan Commons at the Spring 2019 Muncie YART. First Thursday is a popular local tradition, going years back, with all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout all of Downtown Muncie inside and outside of various shops, restaurants, bars, and other businesses. It’s fun!

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    ANTENNA: Experimental moving image and video installation. Students in BSU's School of Art Intermedia classes with Prof. Maura Jasper present works of sound, light, interactivity and moving image. Works by Jacob Bobeck, Noah Davis Cheshire, Kai Cohen, Erica Hille, Jenna Mesker, Alana Rasche, Jonny Swales, alongside a selection of works from students enrolled in Introduction to Computer Art. 5-9pm.

    Nomad Yarns
    Charles and Walnut
    Nomad Yarns will be at Charles and Walnut during the Brink of Summer Artswalk, alongside YART. Come and visit the yarn store on wheels! Nomad Yarns is packed full of unique hand dyed yarns, original patterns, kits and tools plus other great natural fiber yarns and spinning fibers from designer names. Drop on by to shop, see the truck murals, or ask us about how to get started in fiber crafting

    Photo Voice Project
    Alcove of the Old Chase Bank
    PhotoVoice Project on Opioid Use Disorder: An interdisciplinary group of Ball State students from Health Science and Anthropology are presenting a display of photos, which aim to ignite conversation about the escalating crisis of opioid abuse in our community. There will be a series of photos linked with brief quotes from service providers on what has caused the crisis, how it is affecting our community, and how we can move forward. Informational pamphlets on opioid use disorder will also be available. We will be setting up in the alcove of the old Chase Bank.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thr3e Wisemen Brewing Co.
    625 S. High St.
    Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. will be passing out promotional items at Artswalk. They will also have some Artswalk specials featuring 10" Cheese Pizzas for $5 and 1/2 off bottles of wine!

    Twin Archer Brewpub (all ages)
    117 W. Charles St.
    Twin Archer will feature artwork by self-taught Hoosier artist, Christine Abercrombie. She enjoys painting as a hobby. The use of color and music is very important to her as an artist. She paints on a music stand while listening to music that moves her. She has done several showings in Muncie and will be showcasing new material at Twin Archer. 

    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! YART began in Muncie, Indiana with students at Ball State University and continues here and in several U.S. cities - a Muncie original! The Muncie YART is now held Downtown, at Canan Commons, twice a year, Spring and Fall, on the First Thursday of every May and October. 

    This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together Artists and Art patrons in a casual and unique setting. The Spring 2019 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the May 2019 Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, May 2nd, from 5-8pm. YART will ring the park at Canan Commons, Muncie's great urban greenspace park and amphitheater at the roundabout on South Walnut Street in Downtown Muncie, Indiana. 

    All forms of Art are welcome at YART! Art of all kinds, by all kinds of Artists! YART encourages interaction between Artists and the community, hoping to make Art more accessible, especially to those who think they cannot afford to buy Art for themselves and their homes. To this goal, all YART Art will be priced below $40! YART works to enable local creative entrepreneurs and to improve the Muncie economy. Shop local, support independents, enjoy your town! 

    Last YART featured over 100 Artists! Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART to meet the public, discuss their Art, handle sales personally, and some Artists will be making Art LIVE at YART! This is a great opportunity to enjoy your family interacting with local culture in a dynamic, lively, and relaxed atmosphere. We love kids and there will be lots of fun stuff for them at Canan Commons too! 

    The Spring 2019 Muncie YART will feature a wide variety of handmade jewelry, photography, clothing, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, fused glass, ceramics, knits, pottery, candles, toys, drawings, sculpture, lampwork glass, stuffed animals, digital art, mosaics, LIVE ART and LIVE MUSIC, and so much more!

    Fun for all ages - YART and the ArtsWalk are for the whole family!

    Miss Moth (YART Director) and the YART Artists very much thank Cheryl Crowder of the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership and the Muncie Parks Department for their generous support! YART is an all-volunteer, zero-budget, community event. THANK YOU!

May 3, 2018

Thursday

  • Ball State Photovoice Exhibition 5pm to 7pm @ Ivy Tech Patterson Building 3rd floor

    Dr. Amanda O. Latz, Associate Professor of Adult, Higher, and Community Education, and the graduate students in the EDCC 641 course “Community Colleges and Diversity” invite you to attend “Teaching Students and Telling Stories,” a participatory action research photovoice exhibition to be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 5-7pm at Ivy Tech Community College’s Patterson Building, third floor ballroom. 

    The photovoice exhibition is the culmination of a research project carried out by 19 graduate students in the EDCC 641 course who worked with approximately 20 faculty members at Ivy Tech Community College. Through a process of providing 20 Ivy Tech faculty members with disposable cameras to record aspects of their teaching lives, students developed a strong sense of what it is like to be a community college faculty member at the Muncie campus of Ivy Tech. Students talked with the faculty about their photos and analyzed conversations to gain an understanding about faculty experiences. 

    The EDCC 641 class, in collaboration with Ivy Tech, has organized the photovoice exhibition as a way to showcase this immersive learning project. The exhibition will include the instructors’ photos and serve as an interactive space for dialogue and reflection. Refreshments will be served. All Muncie, Ivy Tech Community College, and Ball State University community members are welcome to attend and engage those who were involved in this project at this event. For more information about the EDCC 641 photovoice project, please contact Dr. Amanda O. Latz at aolatz@bsu.edu.

May 4, 2017

Thursday

  • May's First Thursday- full listing 5pm to 9pm @ Multiple locations
    Leon Crosby, "Synaesthesia," Cornerstone Center for the Arts Jan McCune, "Hammer, Chisel, and Pitch," at Gordy Fine Art and Framing "We're Trying Collective" mural design reveal at the Mark III Taproom Eugene Mumaw at the Moore-Youse Home, Delaware County Historical Society Karl Erickson, "Signal Slushie," Muncie Makes Lab Molly Smith, "INTERFACE: Exploring the Rules of Engagement,” Muncie Makes Lab Richard Tursky, “Nothing to See, Hear: Just S,M,L,XL Data and some Servant,Served,Servo,Server Space," Muncie Makes Lab Danielle Phelps, "A Moment to Step Away," Studio Exhale The YART Sale at Canan Commons Shoppers at The YART Sale, Canan Commons

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    BFA Exhibition for Spring 2017: There will be a closing reception from 4-6pm on First Thursday for the “Spring 2017 BFA Exhibition” at The Atrium Gallery. The students and their areas of specialization are Canaan Gootee (Sculpture), Cristin Amber Drake (Metals), Noelle Wiegand (Glass), Lexi Musselman (Painting), Finley Norris (Drawing), Clayton Burns (Glass), Sarah Lassiter (Photography & Intermedia Arts), Alyssa Bruss (Photography & Intermedia Arts). Free admission.

    Canan Commons
    500 S. Walnut St.

    Ball State University’s “FCS 403” class will present "Spring Into Art" activities for kids and live music at Canan Commons. Bouncehouse, face painting, chalk art, and fun house mirror photo ops will be part of the festivities.  

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for First Thursday on May 4, 2017 for an opening reception and art show featuring the art of Leon Crosby. The show titled “Synesthesia,” which means to see sound in color, is an exploration of art as a representation of musical expression.

    Each vibrant painting in the collection was inspired by a piece of music and captures the feelings emoted by that particular song. Using techniques incorporating watercolor, gradients, and multiple stylings Crosby created colorful emotions that spur the imagination. To allow the viewer to appreciate the symbiosis of the artwork paired with song, QR codes and headphones will be available the evening of the opening allowing participants to experience the musical inspiration of each painting using just their cell phone and QR scanner. The opening reception will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Cornerstone Art Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The show will be on display and open to the public throughout the month of May.

    Crosby, a visual arts instructor at Cornerstone, was born in Toledo, Ohio and started his journey in art at a young age. His biggest inspirations come from Japanese art, American graffiti, and comic book graphics. He has received both formal and informal instruction from the Toledo Museum of Art and the University of Toledo and regularly displays and sells his art throughout the Muncie community. In addition to teaching at Cornerstone, Crosby has volunteered his time at Sutton Elementary and has several private lesson students. His passion for art and teaching encourages him to inspire his students to make the world a more beautiful place.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. will celebrate First Thursday May 4th from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for Hammer, Chisel, and Pitch, a collection of new chase repoussé jewelry by Jan McCune. The artist will speak briefly at 6:15 and demonstrate the chase repoussé technique throughout the evening. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit remains on view through May 27, 2017.

    This exhibition is the culmination of a year-long project, funded by the Indiana Arts Commission, in which McCune learned the ancient metalworking technique of chase repoussé. Chasing and repoussé are two interrelated methods of adding dimension to flat metal. In chasing, the artist adds lines, textures, and patterns to the front side of the metal using a hammer and punches. Repoussé is a French word meaning "to push out." When using this technique, the artist works from the back side of the flat metal and pushes out areas to create volume. In spite of being very labor intensive, McCune has fallen in love with both the process and the look of the finished work.

    GFAF represented artist Jan McCune has been making jewelry since 2008. She studied at the Arrowmont School of Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She is the recipient of three Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grants. Her award-winning metal work has been included in several regional juried exhibitions. She has been recognized as an Indiana Artisan since 2012.

    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. Hammer, Chisel, and Pitch may also be viewed through Saturday, May 27, 2017 during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, visit www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    We are pleased to offer a free concert of organ music for the May’s First Thursday downtown event. The concert will be at Grace Episcopal Church beginning at 7:30pm, our doors open at 5pm. The concert will be presented by members of the Muncie Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Among the organists who will be performing will be Ball State University faculty member Rebecca Burkart and several student organists, Peter Douglas, Sunwoo Lee, and Ben Weaver. The concert will feature music from Bach to Pachelbel and John Stanley to Van Denman Thompson. The concert begins at 7:30pm with a reception to follow with time to meet the performers. Grace Episcopal Church is located at the corner of Madison St. and Adams St., just a short walk from the center of downtown.

    Mark III Taproom
    306 S. Walnut

    We're Trying Collective will reveal the design for their mural project "On the Mark, For the City" from 7-9pm. Music by DJ JANNELL.

    Moore-Youse Historical Museum
    122 E. Washington

    The Delaware County Historical Society will debut three new exhibits in the Moore-Youse Home:

    Gallery 1 will be an extensive collection of the artwork of Muncie Artist Eugene Mumaw.

    Gallery 2 will highlight the 100th Anniversary of the US Entry into World War1 with an exhibit of uniforms, photographs and more.

    Gallery 3 will feature needle arts including tatting, embroidery, and crochet, with a wide variety of outstanding needle art from the Historical Society collection.

    This is an opportunity to enjoy exhibits of the community's history and meet and talk to museum staff.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    Muncie Makes Lab will have an opening reception for three new shows:

    “Signal Slushie”: A one-night exhibition of time-based media art from students in Ball State University's Intermedia Art 2 course (with instructors Karl Erickson & Maura Jasper from the School of Art). Exhibiting artists include: Lexi Musselman, Nicole Nikas, Hope Kemp, Celina Timmerman, Alex Mikev, Sam Hodolitz, Thomas Williamson, Callie Zimmerman, and Katherine Thomas.

    “Nothing to See, Hear:  Just S,M,L,XL Data and some Servant,Served,Servo,Server Space” by Richard Tursky, Design Innovation Fellow, College of Architecture and Planning. Tursky asks “Should/can Architecture need to evolve from knowledge about buildings to being about building knowledge (data)?” These projects begin to explore the potentials of architecture and design's roles in the realms of big data and machine learning.

    “INTERFACE: Exploring the Rules of Engagement” by Molly Smith, M.Arch student, College of Architecture and Planning. This spatial interface is used to observe and explore how conversations emerge between participants and physical space, with the installation acting as a means for communication. How can architectural methods be employed to act as a mediator between people in public space?

    Muncie Public Library
    2005 S. High St.

    Muncie Public Library will be taking photos of visitors and giving a mini-lesson on Photoshop. This pop-up campaign corresponds to a networking and learning opportunity for adults held on May 9 at the Muncie Public Library Connection Corner. 

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    Studio Exhale will have an opening reception for the show “A Moment to Step Away” by Danielle Phelps. As a wife, mother, art educator, and artist, Phelps finds she can escape to her own space and converse with only the canvas. Phelps is influenced by everyday life the most. She notices the little things, finding beauty in nature, praying, and spreading a love of art through teaching her students. Her work tends to be very playful, colorful, whimsical, and sweet. Her hope is that this small body of work enables the viewer to smile, laugh, and feel a sense of joy. 

    YART
    Canan Commons, 500 S. Walnut St.

    YART is Coming! YART is a Yard Sale for Art! YART began in Muncie, Indiana with students at Ball State University and continues in several U.S. cities! The Muncie YART is now held at Canan Commons in Downtown, twice a year, Spring and Fall, on the First Thursday of every May and October. 

    The Spring 2017 Muncie YART will be held on the same date as the First Thursday Gallery Walk, at Muncie's lovely Downtown park, Canan Commons, on the South Walnut Street roundabout in Downtown Muncie, Indiana, on Thursday, May 4th, from 5-9pm. 

    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. 

    All forms of art are welcome! Art of all kinds, by all kinds of artists! YART encourages interaction between artists and the community, hoping to make art more accessible, especially to those who think they cannot afford to buy art for themselves. To this goal, all YART art will be priced below $40!

    Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART to meet the public, discuss their art, handle sales personally, and some artists will be making art LIVE at YART!

    The Spring 2017 Muncie YART will feature a wide variety of jewelry, clothing, photography, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, fused glass, ceramics, knits, pottery, candles, toys, drawings, sculpture, lampwork glass, stuffed animals, digital art, mosaics, the Midwest Writer's Workshop's Poems While You Wait,  Mystical Harp, LIVE ART and LIVE MUSIC, and so much more!

    Fun for all ages - YART is for the whole family!

    Miss Moth (Director of the Muncie YART) and the YART Artists very much thank Cheryl Crowder of the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership for their generous support! YART is an all-volunteer, no-budget, community event. THANK YOU!

    LIKE Muncie YART on FaceBook:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muncie-Yart/156725934394407

    Spring 2017 Muncie YART RSVP and Event Information here:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1667134150249106/?ti=icl

     

Apr 29, 2017

Saturday

Apr 6, 2017

Thursday

  • April's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Multiple locations
    Dylan Martinex, H2O/SiO2, The Atrium Gallery, Ball State University Elizabeth Coleman (1st place, 9th-12th grade category), Cornerstone Center for the Arts Lohren Deeg, Muncie's Village, The Fickle Peach Josh Winkler, "The America Chestnut: Ghosts on The Appalachian Trail," at “David + Sarojini Johnson’s Legacy Exhibition,” Gordy Fine Art and Framing Evan Burnette, "Gathering Universe," from "Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism," at Madjax Andrew Schultz, "The Discord of our Division," from "Furtive Dialogue," at Madjax Interactive Drawing Installation by IDIA Lab at Madjax Maring Hunt Community Drawing Project at Madjax "Stars, Cars & Bars" at Muncie Civic Theatre "Design for Choreography and Social Dance" at the Muncie Makes Lab Clara Leslie, "Psychxotc," from the Visual Communication Senior Design Show at the Muncie Makes Lab Julie Vance, "Art in Bloom" at Raymond James & Associates, Inc. “Our Point of View: The Photography of Bill and Cindy Britton" at Studio Exhale "Conservation Tales" book signing at Twin Archer Brewpub (all ages)

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    An opening reception for Dylan Martinez’s MFA thesis exhibition, “A Journey to the Edge of Perception,” will be held from 4-6pm. Martinez’s work explores the peripheries of art and science, pulling at the fabric of our reality with innovative glass sculptures and installations that challenge the way we see and experience our world.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    April’s First Thursday festivities will include the opening of a new gallery show featuring the winners of the 2017 Young Artist Exhibition presented by PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union. School children living in and around Delaware County submitted over 100 2D and 3D pieces of artwork to the Young Artist Exhibition in March. A panel of esteemed judges chose the top three and one honorable mention in four grade categories. The winners were announced at a public reception on Thursday, March 2.

    The top 16 pieces will be on display in the Cornerstone Art Gallery throughout the month of April with the opening of the show on Thursday, April 6 in conjunction with First Thursday. In preparation for the show, all of the winning 2D pieces were matted and framed by Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company.

    Young artists included in the show are Elizabeth Coleman, Natalie Talbot, Michael Marling, Clarissa Terry, Megan Trappe, Maddie McBride, Jadon Waterhouse, Emma White, Alexandra Stone, Christina Ray, Meghan Buehler, Lilly Cole, Lillian Barber, Moira McCrory, Johanna McKee, and Aaron Buehler.

    The Cornerstone Art Gallery will be open to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. The 2017 Young Artist Exhibition winners will remain on display in the Cornerstone Art Gallery throughout April. For more information about the show visit cornerstonearts.org.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    "Urban Plein Air: Travel Sketches and Watercolors." Lohren Deeg will show a series of framed digital prints from his travel and design sketchbooks collected over the last decade. These sketches and watercolors depict urban and landscape scenes with a variety of ink and watercolor media, and in each case were drawn or painted in-situ. Deeg explores the ability for field sketches to create a dialogue between the experience of place and design thinking, as well as engage local residents and fellow travelers. 

    Deeg is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he has taught beginning design and visual communication courses since 2001. Mr. Deeg collaborates with a small design and planning firm in downtown Muncie, Indiana, and maintains a small independent illustration practice as a member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI). He recently won two awards from ASAI in their annual competition.

    https://www.asai.org/members/lohrendeeg/

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. will celebrate First Thursday April 6th from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for :David + Sarojini Johnson Legacy Exhibition,” a collection of print work from past students celebrating the Johnsons' legacy as educators and mentors. David and Sarojini will address the crowd at 6:15. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit remains on view through April 29, 2017.

    The month of April at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. will be dedicated to recognizing and illuminating the influence of two of the downtown gallery’s represented artists. The David + Sarojini Johnson Legacy Exhibition features woodcuts, linocuts, intaglios, and screen prints from several Ball State University’s printmaking students between the years 1988 and 2017, most of whom have made careers out of printmaking, either as educators or professional artists. On his time with so many students over the years, David Johnson reflected, “They had energy and ambition. I got to see their work as it was being made. It was and is very exciting. It was like we were taking turns driving the same big car on a long adventurous trip to an unknown but fantastic destination.”

    David Johnson has exhibited his woodcuts and intaglio prints regionally and nationally since 1984. He has received numerous awards for his work at such national exhibitions as “The Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition” at Bradley University and “Harper College National Print and Drawing Exhibition”. He has many prints and artist’s books in private and public collections such as the Harvard University Art Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri and the Grunewald Center for Graphic Arts in Los Angeles. David Johnson has taught printmaking and drawing at Ball State University since 1988.

    Printmaker Sarojini Jha Johnson, professor of printmaking at Ball State University, is widely known for her intricate color intaglios which often depict animal and landscape imagery. She has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, has exhibited internationally, and won numerous awards for her color etchings. She has received many awards and grants at Ball State and served as Associate Chairperson from 1996 to 2002. Sarojini Johnson holds an MFA from Miami University and a BFA and BA from the University of Cincinnati, in Drawing and French, respectively.

    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. The David + Sarojini Johnson Legacy Exhibition may also be viewed through Saturday, April 29, 2017 during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, visit www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

    Madjax
    628 S. Walnut

    Opening Reception for “Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism,” an MFA Thesis Exhibition by Evan Burnette
    Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University School of Art have partnered to produce this thesis exhibition at Madjax in Downtown Muncie. Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism by glass artist Evan Burnette will celebrate with an opening reception for First Thursday, April 6th from 5 - 8 pm. The artist will be on hand during the event and introduced at 7:30 pm for a brief discussion of his work followed by an informal Q&A.

    Evan Burnette is currently pursuing his MFA in Glass at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. His sculptural artwork is a combination of early twentieth century Surrealist art and the cynicism of modern sketch comedy. The exhibition Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism features new work by the artist, including a large-scale installation piece comprised of more than 100 terracotta squirrels, satirical stained glass, and a video of the artist transporting a five foot wooden phallus in a wheelbarrow. The fun, colorful, and often humorous exhibition of his work is intentional and aims to disengage the viewer from the seriousness of modern art. This exhibit does contain mature content and may be not appropriate for young audiences.

    Evan Burnette is a Masters of Fine Arts candidate in Glass at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Burnette, a native of Springfield, Illinois, received his BFA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Burnette’s work has gained recognition throughout the country including finalist status in The Illinois Governor’s Collegiate Art Competition, The Rickert Ziebolt Trust Awards, The National Sculpture Society Awards, and the Niche Awards, among others. His work is also currently featured in The Corning Museum of Glass’ most recent publication of New Glass Review. He hopes to pursue a university teaching career upon graduation.

    Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. Disengagement Party: Comic Surrealism will remain on view through Thursday, April 20th. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2 - 6 pm, Friday, 2 - 8 pm, Saturday 12 - 8 pm, and Sunday 12 - 4 pm. Madjax is located at 514 E Jackson St. Muncie, Indiana 47305. Please use the Main St. entrance. Visit www.munciearts.org for more information.

    Muncie Arts and Culture council seeks to create, educate, advocate, nurture, and inspire integration of the arts via civic initiatives and through engagement with individual artists and arts organizations.

    Opening Reception for “Furtive Dialogue,” an MFA Thesis Exhibition by Andrew Schultz
    Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University School of Art have partnered to produce this thesis exhibition at Madjax in Downtown Muncie. Furtive Dialogue, by glass artist Andrew Schultz, will celebrate with an opening reception for First Thursday, April 6th from 5 - 8 pm. The artist will be on hand during the opening and introduced at 6:45 pm for a brief discussion of his work followed by an informal Q&A.

    Andrew Schultz is a Masters of Fine Art candidate in Glass at Ball State University. Schultz’s sculptural work is designed to engage the viewer with its physical presence. A substantial portion of his work explores the dichotomy between the individual and social systems in which we exist. For Furtive Dialogue, he draws inspiration from the multifaceted ways in which we communicate, through both verbal and body languages. The exhibition celebrates the culmination of three years of research for the artist and incorporates a variety of neon, mixed media, and art glass fabrication processes and techniques. Some of the sculptures featured are interactive, and viewers are encouraged to engage with those artworks.

    Andrew Schultz was born in Janesville, Wisconsin and currently lives in Muncie, where he is pursuing a Masters of Fine Art in Glass at Ball State University. Schultz received his BFA in Glass from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls in 2012. Schultz has exhibited work throughout the Midwest and Southwest including Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Arizona.  

    Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. Furtive Dialogue will remain on view through Thursday, April 20th. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2 - 6 pm, Friday 2 - 8 pm, Saturday 12 - 8 pm, and Sunday 12 - 4 pm. Madjax is located at 514 E Jackson St. Muncie, Indiana 47305. Please use the Main St. entrance. Visit www.munciearts.org for more information.

    “IDIA Lab: Interactive Drawing Installation"
    Ball State University's IDIA Lab will exhibit a new interactive drawing installation at Madjax during April's First Thursday. The work allows users to paint with their hands through gesture onto virtual canvas.

    “Maring-Hunt Community Garden Project” by Prof .Pam Harwood and 4th year Architecture students
    Maring-Hunt Public Library and Ball State University are partnering to expand the impact of the existing Maring-Hunt Community Gardens. The final master plan includes built pavilions that serve as shade and shelter for gardeners, community gathering spaces, a market, community kitchen, educational outreach to the library and Southview Elementary, as well as various other outdoor play and experiential elements. Our team is focusing the remainder of this semester on a gardener’s pavilion and raised garden beds. All current images, mock ups, prototypes, as well as a dry set of the structure and garden beds will be exhibited at the MadJax Maker’s Hub. Enter through the Main St. and Monroe St. doors.

    Funding for this project comes through an Academic Excellence Grant, Ball State Provost Grant, and CAP Makes | Muncie Makes.

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main

    “Stars, Cars & Bars”- Muncie Civic Theatre will be hosting a car show and family event on April's First Thursday. We will have ice cream and food vendors, classic cars, a bar by Scotty's Brewhouse, and music from Grease & Taffetas, both hailing from the 50's.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    “Design for Choreography and Social Dance” by Prof. Joe Bilello and first-year CAP (College of Architecture and Planning) students. This exhibition will feature 15 musical pieces, interpreted by choreography students and social dancers given designed environments fit to their dance music.

    “Visual Communication Senior Design Show” by Assistant Professor Shantanu Suman. The Vis Com Senior Design Show is an exhibit by a select group of senior-year Graphic Design students at Ball State University’s School of Art. Students will display concept boards of their capstone design campaign, a multifaceted project that will represent the culmination of their design education by demonstrating a connection between academic theory and practice of design. Topics include: National Parks, psychedelic music and drug abuse, the Muncie Arts Community, butterfly conservation, endangered sea turtles, gender and identity development, virtual reality, among others.  

    Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
    400 S. Walnut St. (Ste. 100)

    Please join us from 5-7 pm for a live demonstration by Julie Vance of “Buckcreek in Bloom” as she creates a floral interpretation of a displayed work of art. This will serve as a preview for “Art in Bloom,” which will take place May 19-21, 2017 at the David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University. Light refreshments will be served.

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

    “Labold Brothers: On the Road” is a collection of prints and drawings by James and Greg Labold documenting their recent road trip from the southwestern U.S. to the East Coast. James earned an MFA in Glass from Ball State University and also holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art. Greg, who specializes in printmaking, also holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art. The two brothers currently live and work in Philadelphia, PA. Their work will be on display at Savages Alehouse for April’s First Thursday.

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    Please join us for an opening reception from 5-8 pm for “Our Point of View: The Photography of Bill and Cindy Britton.” This show features the unique perspective of the world through the eyes of Bill and Cindy Britton. Bill started taking photos after some friends and neighbors passed on and there were no photo of them. He believes that art is an important part of life and it allows us to communicate in ways that help express our feelings, ideas and concepts. Cindy's past artistry was musical, but now she finds herself experimenting with the visual. Steampunk attire is encouraged but not required!

    Twin Archer Brewpub (all ages)
    117 W. Charles St.

    Meet the creators of Conservation Tales, books about wildlife conservation for young readers (grades 3-5): Author Tom J. McConnell, Ph.D., from the Department of Biology, Art Director Barbara Giorgio from the School of Art at Ball State University, Illustrators Sami Pfaff and Sierra Hensley, and Graphic Designer Brooke Gabrek.

    From 5-9 pm, Conservation Tales: The Cerulean Warbler, the first book in the series, will be available for purchase and you will get a sneak peek at the next book in the series, Conservation Tales: Bats.

    Illustrations from The Cerulean Warbler and Bats will be on exhibit. To make your child's experience meaningful and memorable, there will be coloring pages with informative science tips. Twin Archer is a family friendly restaurant.

    Caring for the living things that share our planet starts early. Our children and grandchildren will make the choices that may make the difference between extinction and survival for many species. Help them understand the science behind wildlife conservation while discovering potential careers and experiencing inquiry-based science at home.

    Learn more about the series at www.conservationtales.com

     

Mar 29, 2017

Wednesday

Mar 10, 2017

Friday

Mar 2, 2017

Thursday

Feb 24, 2017

Friday

Feb 22, 2017

Wednesday

Feb 16, 2017

Thursday

Feb 11, 2017

Saturday

Feb 4, 2017

Saturday

Jan 27, 2017

Friday