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Feb 11, 2021


  • The Creative Use of Difference Discussion Series (part 1) - The Art of Politics 6pm to 7pm @ Virtual Event

    PlySpace, an immersive Artist-in-Residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, is hosting four community panel discussion webinars as part of the series: The Creative Use of Difference. Each panel will feature artists, both local and national, who are using their respected art forms to creatively bring awareness to societal issues such as racial injustices, sexism, and more. These hour-long discussions will be in collaboration with Atlanta-based artist Indya Childs as she develops a new work, entitled "Peace, Love, Dance" with Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance students. The semester-long project will culminate in a dance film, choreographed by Indya and the students in response to the Creative Use of Difference series. The film will be completed and will premiere later this spring, details forthcoming. All discussions in the Creative Use of Difference series will be held online, are free, and open to the public. Registration is required to access each discussion webinar. Learn more about the panelists and project at Plyspace.org/pld

    The Art of Politics
    February 11th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring panelists Ted Williams III and Shantanu Suman
    The Art of Politics is a discussion with artists on how they are using their artistic voices to bring awareness to politics, social change, and more. 

    The Black Woman Creating
    February 18th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring guest panelists Charmaine Minniefield and Dee Dee Batteast
    The Black Woman Creating is a discussion with Black female-identifying artists whose work is influenced by Black feminism, social justice, and more. 

    Women Shifting the Space
    February 25th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring guest panelists Ana de Brea and Lauren Pacheco
    Women Shifting the Space is a discussion with female-identifying artists on how they are shifting the space of patriarchy and creating a space for female visibility and leadership. 

    The “New” Policies of Dance
    March 4th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring guest panelists Felecia Thomas and Beverly Bautista
    The “New” Policies of Dance is a discussion with dance educators that will highlight the new policies of inclusion, diversity, and equality in the dance world adopted by dance schools, institutions, etc in the wake of 2020. 

    Registration is required for each event. Please see the website for details. 

Apr 1, 2021


  • Lessons on Leadership with President Geoffrey S. Mearns 2pm to 3pm @ Virtual Event


    Thursday, April 1

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns has had a diverse range of professional experiences, from his roles as a federal prosecutor and trial lawyer to his second career in academia, which has included his administrative positions as a dean, a provost, and a university president. In this session, he will reflect on several of the most valuable leadership lessons he has learned over the course of his career, and he will share how those lessons inform his work on behalf of Ball State.

    This program is ideal for people interested in learning more about how to be effective leaders and how to develop and utilize leadership skills on the job that will help in the advancement of their careers.

    COST: Special Programs are free for SLA Members, $25 non-members, $15 non-profits. *scholarships are available


    - Learn how and why leadership skills are critical to success

    - Explore how leadership skills empower you to work more effectively with others

    - Learn how to boost your own leadership self-confidence

    - Apply lessons shared to your own leadership goals


    President Geoffrey S. Mearns serves as the 17th president of Ball State University.

    After joining the University in May 2017, President Mearns helped to develop a new strategic plan. Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes a long-range vision for the University that sets priorities across five key areas: undergraduate excellence, graduate education and lifetime learning, community engagement and impact, scholarship and societal impact, and institutional and inclusive excellence.

    During his tenure, President Mearns has pursued initiatives that have produced the largest freshman class in history and increased alumni engagement and fundraising. President Mearns has also strengthened the University’s relationship with the community, most notably through its innovative partnership with Muncie Community Schools.

    President Mearns earned his undergraduate degree in English from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. After a legal career that included serving as a federal prosecutor, President Mearns held academic and administrative roles at Cleveland State University, and then he served as president of Northern Kentucky University. He and his wife, Jennifer, have five children.

Jun 5, 2021


  • Cicada Science + Listening Session and Vocal Workshop 11am to 2pm @ Ball State University, Various locations 2500 W. University Ave. Muncie, IN 47306

    The Muncie Arts and Culture Council and PlySpace Artist in Residence Erin Mallea, invite you to participate in the Cicada Chorus.

    The Cicada Chorus project is offering two workshops on Saturday, June 5.

    More information on this project and a full list of workshops on https://www.plyspace.org/cicada

    Cicada Science + Listening Session

    Saturday, June 5, 11:00 am–12:15 pm 

    Ball State University, Christy Woods

    Free parking is available at the Cooper Life Sciences parking lot on Riverside Ave. Participants will meet outside of the Charles W. Brown Planetarium.

    This indoor and outdoor session will include an introduction to the science of cicadas and singing insects led by the Ball State Environmental Education Center. Afterward, Mallea will lead a series of listening exercises to facilitate slower, more attentive listening to our surroundings as an entrypoint to the project and a means to tune into our greater ecosystem and non-human neighbors. Participants are required to wear masks.

    Vocal Workshop

    Saturday, June 5th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

    Ball State University, Fine Arts Building AR 217 (David Owsley Museum of Art Building)

    John Vessels, Ball State University Instructor of Theater, Dance, and Musical Theatre, will lead participants in a series of vocal exercises to explore the capacity of the human voice and unusual sound making. We will practice breathing, noise making, and inhabiting another sensibility. No prior singing or choral experience is required. Session will be in a large, indoor space to allow physical distancing. Participants are required to wear masks. If you are interested in participating virtually, please let us know.

Sep 11, 2021


  • Asleep At The Wheel - Muncie Three Trails Music Series 7pm to 10pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St

    Acclaimed Western Swing band Asleep at the Wheel will perform in a FREE, all ages, outdoor concert as part of the 2021 Muncie Three Trails Music Series! The concert will take place at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 11th at Canan Commons in Downtown Muncie, Indiana. The Ball State University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mark Buselli, will perform as the opening act. This concert is sponsored by Ball State University - learn more here:

    The musicianship of Asleep at the Wheel has become the stuff of legends. Reuter’s pegged The Wheel as "one of the best live acts in the business." Taking a page from Bob Wills’ book, the band has constantly toured at a national level. The alumni roster is well over 80+ members, including an impressive list of musicians who have performed with the artists such as Bob Dylan, George Strait, Van Morrison, Lyle Lovett, Ryan Adams, and many more. A quick scan of awards, such as "Touring Band of the Year" (CMAs, 1976) and "Lifetime Achievement in Performance" (Americana Music Awards, 2009), not to mention their near dominance of the Grammy "Country Instrumental" category over the years (they have won ten Grammys overall!), reflects the reputation of the band’s musicianship. Currently the band consists of Ray Benson on Lead Guitar and Vocals, Katie Shore on Fiddle and Vocals, David Sanger on Drums, Dennis Ludiker on Fiddle, Mandolin, and Vocals, Josh Hoag on Bass, Connor Forsyth on Piano and Vocals, and Flavio Pasquetto on Steel Guitar. Ray Benson fell in love with Western Swing because of its unique combination of American blues, swing, and traditional fiddling, and due its demanding musical chops. It’s what Benson calls "jazz with a cowboy hat". It’s a thrill to hear live and, between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into Muncie!

    The Muncie Three Trails Music Series is unique in the state of Indiana as the only annual music series featuring current recording artists of national stature and critical acclaim in FREE public concerts. Other 2021 series artists are Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Sensational Barnes Brothers, and the Lost Bayou Ramblers. Full information about the series and all 2021 artists can be found at www.MuncieThreeTrails.com

    Enjoy the Trails, Enjoy the Music!

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Nov 12, 2021


  • Mayor's Arts Awards 7:30pm @ Sursa Performance Hall, Ball State University Corner of Riverside and McKinley

    Celebrate the Arts at Mayor’s Arts Awards,  Nov. 12

    Muncie, IN—The Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MuncieArts), in conjunction with the City of Muncie, will celebrate the 4th biennial Mayor’s Arts Awards on Friday, Nov. 12, at Sursa Performance Hall on the Ball State University campus.

    The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors given by the city to individual artists, teachers, non-profit organizations, and patrons of the arts. Awardees will be honored during the 7:30 p.m. ceremony and a community reception will follow in the lobby. Both events are free and open to the public. Masks are required. For complete event information, please visit http://munciearts.org/.

    Mayor’s Arts Awards nominations were accepted from the public in eight distinct categories: Arts Advocate, Arts Leader, Arts Educator, Corporate Arts, Artist in the Community, Next Generation Artist, Maker, and Lifetime Achievement. Nominations were reviewed and awardees were selected by a panel of local and regional representatives from the arts, local businesses, education, and community. All nominees will be recognized during the ceremony.

    MuncieArts congratulates this year’s nominees:

    Amy & Andy Shears
    Brian & Genny Gordy
    Classroom Connections of ECI
    David Johnson
    Debra Gindhart
    First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors
    Good Girl Gone Boss Podcast
    Jaylyn Graham
    Jennifer Blackmer
    Kevin Klinger
    Laurie Lunsford
    Leon Crosby
    Moth Danner
    Muncie Ballet
    Natalie Lowe
    North Church Venue
    Queer Chocolatier
    Rick Zeigler
    Robert Dirden
    Scott Watkins
    Shantanu Suman
    Stuart Cotton
    Tracena Marie
    Travis Harvey

    Following on the heels of the pandemic, this year’s event promises to be a celebratory reemergence for our arts communities. The entertainment-filled evening will be led by emcees Laura Williamson of Muncie Civic Theatre and Michelle Kinsey of Indiana Public Radio and Ball State PBS. Live music and theatrical performances from Ball State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, Muncie Ballet, Muncie Civic Theatre, and Ball State University’s Chamber Vocal Ensemble will be showcased between award presentations. After the ceremony, stay for drinks and dancing at the community reception in the Sursa Hall lobby, featuring music by DJ Jannell, a cash bar, and late night snacks. The party wraps up at 10:00 pm.

    “Every Arts Awards year, we hold the ceremony in a different cultural district in Muncie,” said MuncieArts Executive Director Erin Williams. “This is the first time we have held the ceremony on the Ball State campus, so we are thrilled to be able to share this event with the entire Muncie community. Many of us have spent the last year and a half feeling very introspective and isolated. The arts have a unique way of bringing people together, bridging divides, and fostering community. The 2021 nominees have all made exemplary efforts to do just that. We hope this ceremony can celebrate their achievements and also bring a bit of fun to the community at large.” 

    The 2021 Mayor’s Arts Awards are made possible through support from the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, the City of Muncie, Presenting Sponsor— Ball State University College of Fine Arts; Nominee Reception Sponsor— First Merchants Private Wealth Management; and Community Reception Sponsor— Raymond James.

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