86 past events with the printmaking tag

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Aug 1, 2019

Thursday

Sep 5, 2019

Thursday

  • Beyond I CAN Bohemian Rhapsody at the Fickle Peach GIRL POWER by GindhART, Madjax 2nd floor Handmade frames at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Dave Johnson, Muncie Maker's Market, corner of Adams and Walnut Spiral Bound Fine Art United Way Campaign Kickoff, Walnut Street September's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Beyond I CAN Beyond I CAN "A Family Affair" at Cornerstone Center for the Arts "Herstory/History" by Dame Leo Bohemian Rhapsody at the Fickle Peach Bohemian Rhapsody at the Fickle Peach GIRL POWER by GindhART, Madjax 2nd floor GIRL POWER by GindhART, Madjax 2nd floor Handmade frames at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Handmade frames at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Dave Johnson, Dave Johnson, "Characters From An As Yet Unwritten Book About Muncie " "Curb Furniture" by Eric Kroczek, Madjax 1st floor "Curb Furniture" by Eric Kroczek, Madjax 1st floor Muncie Maker's Market, corner of Adams and Walnut Muncie Maker's Market, corner of Adams and Walnut "Vultures and Violets," work by Erin Williams and Jessica Calderwood Spiral Bound Fine Art Spiral Bound Fine Art United Way Campaign Kickoff, Walnut Street United Way Campaign Kickoff, Walnut Street

    Beyond I Can (Madjax, 1st floor)
    515 E. Main St.

    Beyond I CAN is a creative day service for adults with special-needs. We will be on the 1st floor of Madjax selling items such as pottery, greeting cards, signage, mosaic benches, wreaths, paintings, and other gift items.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

    Book Arts Collaborative welcomes a new semester of students who are learning and teaching letterpress printing and hand-sewn book binding. Stop by to meet our new class and learn about our community workshop offerings for fall.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts on Thursday, September 5 for the opening reception of A Family Affair featuring art by Linda, Jerry, and Eloise McKean. 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 September’s First Thursday events.

    The McKean family is in love with the visual arts. Subscribing to art pages on Facebook, visiting art galleries and museums at every opportunity, and regularly attending First Thursday events in Muncie. Cornerstone has been their headquarters for training in drawing, painting, ceramics, and mixed media. They are grateful for the chance to share their love of art with others.

    Linda studied art in college, then stepped away from it for many years.  Five years ago, she decided she was in a time in life when she could return to her art.  She started painting and taking classes at Cornerstone Center for the Arts.  While her earlier paintings were very abstract, she is surprised to find that her style has evolved into “Representational Abstract”. One thing that has remained constant though, is her delight in and focus on the excitement of color.

    When he was seven years old, Jerry started copying Batman comic books.  Thus began a life long appreciation of comic art. He began painting landscapes in classes with Gini Deaton and Sarah Shaffer.  Most of his other training comes from napping during episodes of “The Joy of Painting” by Bob Ross.  Joy, he has found comes from the play of color, brush and canvas in making happy little trees, mountains, and skies. 

    Eloise is a junior at the University of Delta High School. She takes many art classes at school and as well as at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Her love for art started in elementary school and grew stronger as the years grew. She has taken glass, drawing, painting, ceramics and general art classes. 

    In addition to the First Thursday gallery opening, The Muncie Chamber of Commerce will also be at Cornerstone for the ribbon cutting ceremony and reception for the Muncie Altrusa Foundation Beulah Frogge Digital Arts Studio on Thursday, September 5 at 5:30 pm. Please plan to attend both of these exciting events at Cornerstone.

    A Family Affair will be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of September.

    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)
    “Herstory/History”: Dame Leo is tellin’ storieZ! We are our stories and they deserve to be told. Our stories not only celebrate us but they serve to pass on cultural/tribal traditions, where we come from, lessons from our uniqueness, and serve as a most important tool to keep it all alive and growing. Also featuring portraits Dame Leo style!  Come have a look-see! Commission one of you or a loved one! 2nd floor, 5-8pm.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    Muncie Downtown Development will host outdoor “Afterhours Art Reels” following the First Thursday Gallery Walk. September’s movie is Bohemian Rhapsody. Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles St. at dusk.  Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests 21 and up. For more information, please visit our website @ downtownmuncie.org/events

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    Forever Young will have extended hours from 5-7pm for September’s First Thursday.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    Local artist Debra Gindhart is channeling her inner Jean-Michel Basquiat in a new series GIRL POWER. Plus join her for “gindhART at madjax 67 pARTy!”: Debra turns 67 during the month of September. She has a long standing ART-birthday celebratory ritual with Downtown Muncie's First Thursday gallery walk event. There will be birthday treats and light refreshments. First Thursday at Madjax Muncie is an opportunity to meet the artist. See a new text collection of art featuring aerosols, acrylics, assemblage wall art. A new Green Glam Studio recycled jewelry PEACE, LOVE, AND WAR collection too. Recycle chic is the way of Real Babes Recycle art anthem of longtime artist/designer and educator Debra Gindhart. 2nd floor gallery, 5-8pm.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company is one of a few picture framing studios in the Midwest that offers handmade, hand-gilded, and hand-decorated frames made from locally milled wood.   During the month of September, our gallery will feature new frames made from original and historical designs as well as a restored antique frame from our collection. The show will open on Thursday September 5, from 5-8pm. At 6:15, shop owner Carl Schafer will speak briefly about the work.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. 

    Examples on view will demonstrate many traditional techniques used for decorating picture frames. These include gilding with 24K gold leaf and 12K white gold leaf, carving, sgraffito, granito, and compo ornaments. Also included will be more modern designs which are less decorative with the focus on form and surface such as wood grain, metal leaf, or other laminate.  “Gordy Framing has a long history of reproducing historical designs, creating original designs, and offering museum quality work restoring antique frames,” said owner Carl Schafer. “We are carrying on the tradition and adding to the portfolio established by Brian Gordy, the company’s founder.” On view will be frames inspired by Dutch and Italian renaissance styles, 19th century French and American styles, the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 20th century, and contemporary American styles. 

    The exhibition will remain on view throughout the month of September. 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

    There is music in the downtown air. Come down to Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison and Adams) for an evening of great folk music. Ric Dwenger will be performing at 7pm some of your favorite folk tunes. Ric is a local musician who has performed throughout Muncie for many years. Come and hear his take on folk music played on both the guitar and banjo.

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson
    The Guardian will feature "Characters From An As Yet Unwritten Book About Muncie " by artist David Johnson.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Eric Kroczek’s “Curb Furniture” consists of the framed and/or plastic-wrapped Instagram snaps of sofas and other furniture found abandoned on Muncie streets. He has been collecting these images on walks throughout town and posting them on social media over the past few years.Madjax, 1st floor gallery

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    The Muncie Makers Market is excited to bring fresh homemade food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, fresh and dried herbs, live plants, beautiful art, and handmade crafts of all kinds to First Thursdays in Downtown Muncie! We’ll be near the *corner of Walnut and Adams Streets in Downtown Muncie, in front of Muncie Map Co at 111 East Adams Street, from 5-8p, during our town’s monthly celebration of local arts and culture, First Thursday! There is soooo much to do every First Thursday throughout Downtown Muncie, come see! Shop LOCAL and watch for our Markets year-round throughout Muncie! Please JOIN us on Facebook and Instagram, and please SHARE this information!

    *The Muncie Makers Market is open rain or shine! Our First Thursday rain location is inside of MadJax on the corner of Madison and Jackson Streets in Downtown Muncie.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Please join us from 5-8 pm for Vultures and Violets, a two-person exhibition by Erin Colleen Williams and Jessica Calderwood at Muncie Makes Lab. Trained as metalsmiths but working in multiple media, Williams and Calderwood both create drawings and sculptures that use the devices of narrative and anthropomorphism. While vastly different in materiality and approach, both artists seek to express a complex spectrum of human experiences, including fear, love and loss. 

    Erin Colleen Williams (www.erincwilliams.com) received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Material Studies, focusing in metalsmithing and sculpture. Using interdisciplinary media and methods including drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and metalsmithing, her work examines the intersectionality of human and animal experiences. Her work has been exhibited nationally with solo exhibitions at the Anderson Gallery (Richmond, VA), and the Arlington Art Center (Arlington, VA), and with group exhibitions at the Philadelphia Art Alliance (Philadelphia, PA); the Virginia Arts Center (Richmond, VA); the Ford Gallery at Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI); the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (Wilmington, DE); among others. She is currently the Residency Coordinator for PlySpace, an artist residency program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, and is an Adjunct Professor at Ball State University. 

    Jessica Calderwood (www.jessicacalderwood.com) is an image-maker and sculptor that works in esoteric craft media. She uses a combination of traditional and industrial metalworking processes as a means to make statements about contemporary life. She received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from Arizona State University, with an emphasis Metalworking. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. She has participated in artist residencies with the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program, Ferro Corporation, and the Mesa Arts Center. Her work has also been published in Metalsmith Magazine, American Craft, NICHE, Ornament, the Lark 500 series, and the Art of Enameling. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Ball State University.

    Spiral Bound Fine Art (Madjax, 2nd floor)
    515 E. Main St.

    Spiral Bound Fine Art will be located at MadJax on the 2nd floor, in the free range makers space. Due to popular demand, Spiral Bound will be demonstrating paint pouring methods on the hour at 5 and 6 pm. There will also be art and notecards by the artist and available to purchase.

    United Way
    Walnut Street Downtown

    Join us for the United Way Campaign Kickoff Celebration w/ Cook and Belle from 6-9pm. An energized United Way enters the next phase of its 2019 fundraising campaign with a citywide block party combining First Thursday and live music on Walnut Street in the heart of Downtown Muncie. Local headliners, Cook and Belle, will take the Walnut Street stage at 7pm to get the celebration started. Last year, more than 5,000 people jammed the streets to dance, sing, and support United Way’s efforts to end generational poverty and change the trajectory of our community through literacy.

    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!

     

  • The Muncie Makers Market at First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Corner of Walnut & Adams Streets In front of Toys Forever & the Muncie Map Co.

    You can find the Muncie Makers Market on First Thursdays from 5-8p on the corner of Walnut and Adams Streets in Downtown Muncie! Fresh homemade food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, fresh and dried herbs, live plants, beautiful art, and handmade crafts of all kinds at the Muncie Makers Market! 

    Shop LOCAL and watch for our markets year-round throughout Muncie! Please JOIN us on Facebook and Instagram, and please SHARE this post:   

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1627047027524961/

Oct 3, 2019

Thursday

Nov 7, 2019

Thursday

Dec 5, 2019

Thursday

Feb 6, 2020

Thursday

  • Mary Beth Reinhard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Spiral Bound Fine Art at Muncie Map Co. Blues Jam at Valhalla February's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Mary Beth Reinhard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Mary Beth Reinhard at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor "Our House: Muncie Fieldhouse, a community gathering place" at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Michael Eldon DuQuette at Muncie Makes Lab Spiral Bound Fine Art at Muncie Map Co. Spiral Bound Fine Art at Muncie Map Co. Blues Jam at Valhalla Blues Jam at Valhalla

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Where the Wild Things Are, Featuring the Art of Mary Beth Reinhard:
    Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, February 6 for the opening reception of Where the Wild Things Are featuring the photography of Mary Beth Reinhard. 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 February’s First Thursday events.

    Where the Wild Things Are, is a collection of North American animals found in their natural environment. Giving the animals the respect they deserve allows Reinhard to get close enough to develop a relationship with each animal which is often displayed in her images. From the vulnerability of the Deer, wisdom of the Raven, and rugged majesty of the Moose, it’s almost impossible to look at these images without feeling a connection to the featured creature. 

    Every animal on our wild planet has its own distinct personality. The objective of Reinhard’s photography is to capture the personality of each animal as observed in the Wild. With a deep respect for wildlife, she often sits in awe of the many creatures which surround us. 

    Mary Beth Reinhard, an Indiana native, has had a passion for the great outdoors and our animal friends from an early age. An adventurer at heart, Mary Beth enjoys scuba diving, snorkeling, sky diving, backpacking our National Parks, and many other outdoor pursuits. Mary Beth is a graduate of Ball State University with Master’s Degrees in Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a Certified Naturalist and enjoys studying our vast natural environment and its inhabitants. She resides in a log cabin in the woods just outside of Muncie, and is currently employed as a Mental Health Therapist in Private Practice. She also teaches Yoga and various dance classes at Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

    Where the Wild Things Are will be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of February.

    For more information about the exhibition call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 123 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    As the Muncie Fieldhouse looks forward to hosting the 2020 Basketball Sectionals, Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open the exhibition Our House: Muncie Fieldhouse, a community gathering place, Thursday February 6, 5 – 8 pm. Images will be drawn from the Ball State University’s Archives and Special Collections, a department of Ball State University Libraries.  Additional material will be contributed by Muncie Public Library.  Selected images will include photographs and architectural plans that celebrate the historical importance of the Fieldhouse as a sports arena and a community gathering place for car shows, union meetings, circus events, and concerts. 

    Copies of images will be sold to benefit the Muncie Community Schools efforts to preserve the Muncie Fieldhouse and its history.Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    At 6:15 a spirited presentation will be led by Dale Basham, former principal of Muncie Central High School.  

    Later at 7:30 Muncie Central varsity basketball will play Marion in the Fieldhouse. 

    "Dale is the perfect person to convey the spirit we all feel for the Fieldhouse and Muncie Community Schools," said Gordy co-owner Carl Schafer.  "Throughout the evening and during Dale's presentation we will be encouraging everyone to go to the game for this important annual rivalry."

    The show will be up and images for sale during February and March.  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, 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 Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Visit Madjax during First Thursday from 5–8 p.m. to view and purchase Muncie-made art and handmade wares! While you’re here, enjoy a bowl of soup and share your ideas to improve our community with Dr. Jane Ellery’s Community Wellbeing Class at Ball State. Interact with our artist and maker community, and discover all of the amazing things we’re up to at Madjax! The following artists, makers, and exhibitors will have work on display at Madjax during First Thursday:

    5Chickens
    Kevin and Susie Klinger are the makers behind 5Chickens, a luxury personal care products company featuring goat milk from their family herd along with essential oils and other quality ingredients. Pamper yourself with bar soaps, moisturizing lotions, oils, shave pucks, and more, or give them as gifts. Learn more about 5Chickens and their products at 5chickens.com.

    Ball State University Community Wellbeing Class
    Enjoy a bowl of soup while sharing your ideas for improving our community with Dr. Jane Ellery’s Community Wellbeing class.

    Beyond I CAN
    Beyond I CAN is a creative day services program that creates opportunities and experiences for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to explore through creative media in a fun, social environment. Stop by during First Thursday to view pottery, greeting cards, and other gift items created by the program's Artisans.

    Book Arts Collaborative
    Book Arts Collaborative is an immersive learning course and student-managed business under the direction of Dr. Rai Peterson that offers Ball State University and community courses in letterpress printing, book binding, and collaborative opportunities for artist's book making. Students will be on hand to answer questions about the bookbinding process and to display their latest creations. Stop by and browse handmade journals, coasters, and items perfect for gifting. Come print a free Valentine!

    Dame Leo/ Denise Broyles
    Denise Broyles is having an open studio on the 2nd floor of Madjax. Come meet the artist! Broyles makes mixed media, repurposed “Angry Dame Art”.

    GindhART @Madjax
    For the Love of Assemblage is local artist and educator Debra Gindhart’s February First Thursday exhibit. Debra used techniques of assemblage using found objects and vintage elements. Celebrating the month of February with love themed wall art. Vintage cherubs, vintage Philippines paper Cupid, LOVE assemblage, Aerosol LOVE, and Native American Love Assemblage are featured artworks in GindhART at Madjax gallery. Debra also created a humorous contemporary art series Because Bananas and Duct Tape. New scarves have been added to the GindhARTFiberART wearable art collection too. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments at February’s First Thursday.

    It's a Wood Thing Penturning
    Scott Wood creates pens and other items in his shop using all types of woods and acrylics. Purchase one for yourself or as a gift.

    Motivate Our Minds Student Art Display
    You are invited to Madjax to view work made by the students of Motivate our Minds', "We Think It, We Make It" club and community volunteers. Join us from 5-7pm.

    Smoke River Pottery
    Stop by Smoke River Pottery to view and purchase unique and functional pieces by artists Spencer Davis and Rachel Stahlke. Dishware and decorative pieces for the home will be on display and available to purchase.

    Tribune Showprint
    Tribune Showprint, America's oldest continuously operating print shop, will be open during First Thursday with posters, notecards, and ephemera for sale. Tribune Showprint designs and produces hundreds of made-to-order posters for concerts, sporting events, festivals, and carnivals one letter at a time.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    ••• 50AF ••• 50 Years ••• 50 Pieces •••
    Michael Eldon DuQuette will be having a solo art show at Muncie Makes Lab. DuQuette will be featuring 25 new works and 25 works from the past in this Birthday Art Exhibition Celebration.

    Special thanks to the Department of Architecture, CAP, Ball State University.

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Spiral Bound Fine Art will be revealing a new chalkboard piece drawn with pastel. For photo copies of current and past pieces, please talk with Amy Shears. Also, don't leave the shop without grabbing a gift for your Valentine! Plenty to choose from and made with love from local Muncie artists.

    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!

Nov 12, 2020

Thursday

Jan 7, 2021

Thursday

  • Jean McCauley at Harmony Cafe Muncie Artists Guild's Winter Show at Made in Muncie! Muncie Artists Guild's Winter Show at Made in Muncie! The Madjax Art Show 7! Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Shane Leffingwell at Madjax, 2nd floor Shane Leffingwell at Madjax, 2nd floor Pati Sparks at Vera Mae's January's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Jean McCauley at Harmony Cafe Jean McCauley at Harmony Cafe Muncie Artists Guild's Winter Show at Made in Muncie! Muncie Artists Guild's Winter Show at Made in Muncie! Muncie Artists Guild's Winter Show at Made in Muncie! Muncie Artists Guild's Winter Show at Made in Muncie! The Madjax Art Show 7! The Madjax Art Show 7! Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Shane Leffingwell at Madjax, 2nd floor Shane Leffingwell at Madjax, 2nd floor Shane Leffingwell at Madjax, 2nd floor Shane Leffingwell at Madjax, 2nd floor Pati Sparks at Vera Mae's Pati Sparks at Vera Mae's

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    Local artist Debra Gindhart’s January First Thursday exhibit at Madjax Muncie is titled FANCY af 2. Using techniques of assemblage art and altered found art. Vintage fashions and accessories mixed with humorous text create new vibrant contemporary art. Vintage mirrors reflecting the beautiful and comical fanciness. Debra’s “Real Babes Recycle” anthem is visible throughout this latest art installation.

    Debra’s Green Glam Studio jewelry earrings BOGO during January First Thursday. Gindhart Fiberart infinity scarves also BOGO during January First Thursday. 
    FANCY af 2
    5-8pm, 2nd floor galleries 

    Harmony Café and Studio
    112 W. Jackson
    Muncie Artists Guild member, Jean McCauley, currently has a solo show at the Harmony Café. 

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    Made in Muncie Pottery is hosting the Muncie Artists Guild's Winter Show. You won't want to miss it! 

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    The Madjax Art Show 7!: Come see the artists and makers who are collectively The Madjax ART Show 7!: Dr. Maude Jennings, John Morris, Kyle Young, Wendy Lynn, Patrick Lopez, Anna Grace Longfellow, Charlie Kehoe, The Bearded Baker, and Shane Leffingwell.

    January First Thursday please support local artists and makers in the second floor galleries, social distancing measures will be in place and hand sanitizer and masks are required. Meet the makers and artists and see their many talents. 5-8pm, 2nd floor galleries 

    More about some of the artists from The Madjax Art Show 7!
    Charlie Kehoe: I am Charlie Kehoe, I am the creator of Silver Linings. I create handmade hypoallergenic earrings and headbands. I am also a local photographer and creator of C.K Photography. My FB pages are:
    Silver Linings
    https://m.facebook.com/SilverLinings67/?ref=bookmarks 
    C.K Photography 
    https://m.facebook.com/KehoePhotography/  

    Shane Leffingwell: Artist Shane Leffingwell works with alcohol ink on ceramic tile, sandblasts and paints glass, makes reclaimed art and works with other mediums. This showing will spotlight alcohol inks on  coasters/coaster sets, trivets, spoon rests, individual tiles for display, and paperweights at the Madjax Studios on the 2nd floor from 5-8PM.  He even does light switch and outlet covers!  Leffingwell’s art focuses mostly on abstract images that bring to mind a different idea to each person.  Prices range from $2 to $100.

    Vera Mae’s Bistro
    209 S. Walnut
    As the Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month, Pati Spark's painting will be on display in Vera Mae’s Bistro and Gallery in Downtown Muncie.

    Sparks is a full-time artist who enjoys painting portraits, figure studies, landscapes and seascapes in oils and pastels. She considers herself blessed for her God-given talent. She started winning awards for her art at a very young age. She won her first award at seven, and received her first portrait commission in her teens. She is self-taught through studying art in national and local museums and learning by experimentation. Her paintings have won numerous awards including “Best of Show” in juried exhibits in Indiana and North Carolina. Her murals have been featured in national magazines and she has been listed in the fine arts section of the “International Who’s Who in Interior Design.”  She currently accepts commissions from throughout the United States. Locally, her work is well recognized in such venues as the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children and many private collections.

    As the Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month, Pati Spark's painting will be on display in Vera Mae’s Bistro and Gallery in Downtown Muncie.

    Sparks is a full-time artist who enjoys painting portraits, figure studies, landscapes and seascapes in oils and pastels. She considers herself blessed for her God-given talent. She started winning awards for her art at a very young age. She won her first award at seven, and received her first portrait commission in her teens. She is self-taught through studying art in national and local museums and learning by experimentation. Her paintings have won numerous awards including “Best of Show” in juried exhibits in Indiana and North Carolina. Her murals have been featured in national magazines and she has been listed in the fine arts section of the “International Who’s Who in Interior Design.”  She currently accepts commissions from throughout the United States. Locally, her work is well recognized in such venues as the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children and many private collections.

Feb 4, 2021

Thursday

  • Cornerstone Center for the Arts Valentine's Day at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Chromatic Endeavors at Madjax, 2nd floor Chromatic Endeavors at Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Charlene Kehoe at Madjax, 2nd floor Amelia Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Amelia Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Amelia Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Neal Soley at Madjax, 2nd floor Nick Teaford at Madjax, 2nd floor Nick Teaford at Madjax, 2nd floor February's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
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    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts will be hosting the Opening Reception for "A Tribute to Glass,” an exhibit that will be held in our Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery from 5- 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 4. This gallery is located on the second floor of the Cornerstone Center for the Arts building. Local artist Terrika Clark challenges visitors to see glass differently with her work. She uses acrylic on canvas along with crushed glass to create each piece. We look forward to welcoming guests into our building, but request that visitors follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks. This event is free to the public and the gallery will remain on display until Friday, February 26 during our regular business hours. Event details are also available on Facebook.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy will be open during the First Thursday hours 5 - 8 pm featuring gifts and ideas for Valentines Day.  Silk scarves, pottery, and jewelry, are featured including some necklaces that can be personalized.  We are also highlighting our photography printing services for your treasured romantic photographs that can be framed in our new line of colorful and sexy photo frames.  

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.

    First Thursday at MADJAX 
    Neal Soley 
    John Morris 
    Kyle Young 
    Nick Teaford 
    Michelle Duran 
    Anna Grace Longfellow 
    Charlie Kehoe 
    Wendy Lynn 
    Shane Leffingwell 
    Alyssa Carey 
    Brooke De La Garza
    Amelia Jo Rule 
    We are thrilled to have these talents! 

    February First Thursday please support local artists and makers in the second floor galleries, social distancing measures will be in place and hand sanitizer and masks are required. Meet the makers and artists and see their many talents. 5-8pm, 2nd floor galleries

    Additional details about some of the Madjax artists are listed below:

    Gindhart
    Local artist Debra Gindhart’s February First Thursday exhibit is titled Abstract Acrylic & Aerosol ADVENTURES. Eighteen gallery stretched canvases all covered in bright colors and repetitive designs and patterns. Vibrant contemporary art for the new year. Gindhart Fiberart and Green Glam Studio jewelry earrings remain BOGO! Social distancing measures will be in place and hand sanitizer and masks are required. 

    Chromatic Endeavors
    Wendy Carpenter is an artist and Tarot reader at Chromatic Endeavors. Sometimes it’s fine art, sometimes it’s fun art. It’s all at affordable prices.

    Michelle Duran
    Michelle Duran is an art historian and the works she makes and sells reflect her interest in the material and spiritual worlds: Miniature saint and tarot card candles, miniature tarot decks, and miniature ouija boards. She also crafts other items such as matchbox magnets, mandala pendants, tarot card earrings, and miniature matchbox sewing kits. She is a strong believer in the power of glitter and the good madness of art.

    Charlene Kehoe
    I am Charlene Kehoe, I am the creator of Silver Linings. I create handmade hypoallergenic earrings and headbands. I am also a local photographer and creator of C.K Photography

    Silver Linings
    https://www.facebook.com/SilverLinings67/

    C.K Photography
    https://facebook.com/KehoePhotography/  

    Amelia Rule
    Amelia Rule will show her work “In the Lost and Found” at the Madjax Studios, 2nd floor.

    Neal Soley
    Based in Indianapolis, The Tulip Factory is a company created by Neal Soley. This company campaigns Soley’s exploration of self expression throughout the use of different mediums. The collection of works are representative of periods throughout Soley’s exploration. Please join the artist Thursday, February 4 on the second floor of the Madjax Building. Practice social distancing and kindly wear a mask when needed, and view a collection of paintings on canvas, works on paper, and more.

    Nick Teaford
    Nick Teaford will show his work "Hey Siri? Hey Siri? Oh no! Oh no. Is that an olive on the ground? We must be near Club Sandwich” at the Madjax Studios, 2nd floor. 

May 6, 2021

Thursday

  • Muncie Mystery! Various locations downtown Muncie Mystery! Various locations downtown Beyond I CAN, Madjax 1st floor Jim Faulkner show at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Abbey Jessup, Made in Muncie Conservation Tales, Made in Muncie First Thursday at Madjax Nancy Carlson, 2nd floor Madjax Win this prize pack!, Mattie Ewing, 2nd floor Madjax Mattie Ewing, 2nd floor Madjax The Future of Work, Madjax The Future of Work, Madjax Debra Gindhart, 2nd floor Madjax Debra Gindhart, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artists Guild’s featured Artist of the Month for May Break-Room, Muncie Makes Lab The North Church Venue Tour the Commercial Kitchen at Pink Leaf May's First Thursday (Full Listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Muncie Mystery! Various locations downtown Muncie Mystery! Various locations downtown Muncie Mystery! Various locations downtown Muncie Mystery! Various locations downtown Beyond I CAN, Madjax 1st floor Beyond I CAN, Madjax 1st floor Jim Faulkner show at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Jim Faulkner show at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Abbey Jessup, Made in Muncie Abbey Jessup, Made in Muncie Conservation Tales, Made in Muncie Conservation Tales, Made in Muncie First Thursday at Madjax First Thursday at Madjax Nancy Carlson, 2nd floor Madjax Nancy Carlson, 2nd floor Madjax Win this prize pack!, Win this prize pack!, "Bad" Music Night/Trivia, 2nd floor Madjax Mattie Ewing, 2nd floor Madjax Mattie Ewing, 2nd floor Madjax Mattie Ewing, 2nd floor Madjax Mattie Ewing, 2nd floor Madjax The Future of Work, Madjax The Future of Work, Madjax The Future of Work, Madjax The Future of Work, Madjax Debra Gindhart, 2nd floor Madjax Debra Gindhart, 2nd floor Madjax Debra Gindhart, 2nd floor Madjax Debra Gindhart, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Kari Wissel, 2nd floor Madjax Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artists Guild’s featured Artist of the Month for May Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artists Guild’s featured Artist of the Month for May Break-Room, Muncie Makes Lab Break-Room, Muncie Makes Lab The North Church Venue The North Church Venue Tour the Commercial Kitchen at Pink Leaf Tour the Commercial Kitchen at Pink Leaf

    Muncie Mystery
    Various locations

    Do you have the brains, heart and courage to solve the Muncie Mystery?

    A crime – pretend crime, of course – has been committed and we need YOUR help finding the culprit and the “weapon” used.

    Join fellow citizen CSI: Emerald City investigators for the second Muncie Mystery during First Thursday on May 6 in downtown Muncie.

    According to reports, a break-in has occurred at the Wizard of Oz’s secret Muncie laboratory in the “Emerald City” neighborhood. The suspect, despite several warnings to pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, entered the restricted area. The Wizard confronted the suspect and suffered a blow to his noggin but has not been able to identify the perpetrator.

    Six primary suspects - Wicked Witch of West, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion, Glinda the Good Witch and The Mayor of Munchkinland - were spotted near the scene at the time of the crime. And, lucky for our eagle-eyed investigators, several pieces of evidence were left behind.

    Between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, investigators of all ages are invited to visit 10 participating downtown businesses. At each location, you will have the chance to question suspects about their whereabouts during the time of the break in and look at crime lab reports on several possible “weapons.”

    Participating businesses are YWCA, Aspect 6, Kirk's Bike Shop, Inland Design, Vahalla (21+), IVY Tech (Fisher Building), Twin Archer, Mama Bonds and The Fickle Peach (21+).

    You can download a Crime Tracker – with map - now at www.muncieneighborhoods.org/munciemystery. You may also pick one up during First Thursday at Canan Commons or Dave’s Alley.

    Crime Trackers must be turned in at Canan Commons by 6:30 p.m. The guilty party and facts about the case will be revealed at Canan Commons at 7.

    Investigators will also be able to enjoy tethered hot air balloon “rides” and meet a Horse of a Different Color and the Runway for Rescues animals at Canan Commons during the event. The hot air balloon will be set up for photo opportunities at 5 and begin tethered rides at 6:45 p.m.

    Investigators who correctly identify the criminal and weapon will be entered into a drawing for great prizes, including 1 Overnight Stay at the Courtyard Marriott;

    2 Family Pack Tickets to see Muncie Civic Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz at Canan Commons; 1 Annual Family Membership to the Muncie Children's Museum; 1 Muncie Graphic Pillow from Muncie Map Co.; 1 Bruce Pizza and $10 drink certificate from Vallhalla; 2 tickets to Sept. 2 BSU football season opener game with BSU vs. Western Illinois; 1 $25 Gift Certificate to Twin Archer; 1 $25 Gift Certificate to The Caffeinery, and 1 Tethered Hot Air Balloon Ride at the event.

    You must be present to win.

    Participants are asked to follow posted mask requirements inside some downtown businesses and it is suggested masks be worn outside when in large crowds. 

    Muncie Mystery is presented by Downtown Muncie, Muncie Civic Theatre, Indiana Public Radio, Ball State PBS, Ball State Office of Community Engagement and Muncie Neighborhoods.

    Beyond I CAN (Madjax, 1st floor)
    515 E. Main St.
    Beyond I CAN will be open in our studio at MadJax.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will hold a Public Celebration of Jim Faulkner on First Thursday May 6 , 5 – 8 pm with song, stories, and watercolors.

    Barry Banks, Founder and Director Emeritus of Red-tail Land Conservancy, will be strumming his guitar from 5:00 and 5:45.  At 6:00 and 7:00, David Dale and Brian Gordy will be sharing memories of Jim. Following their comments, for those comfortable, masks will come down for a toast to our beloved Jim.

    Jim’s works will be on view and for sale through May 28. Jim Faulkner's dedication, sensitivity, and skill as a painter for more than 50 years made him one of the most revered artists in our region and statewide.  During his career, Jim’s paintings defined East Central Indiana's open landscapes, weathered buildings, and tree lines. His images are witness to the constant winds, shifting bedrock, and changing rural environment of Indiana.

    During the show we encourage guests to share their memories of Jim in a journal which can be passed on to family and friends. 

    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.

    High Street United Methodist Church
    219 S. High St. 
    High Street United Methodist Church will have their organist/pianist in the High Street courtyard playing piano for passersby as well as information about different ministries of High Street.

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    Abbey Jessup
    Made in Muncie will feature the work of Conservation Tales photographer Abbey Jessup (Spring 2020 and 2021). 5-8pm

    Conservation Tales
    You can also see the work of the Conservation Tales team (ART 370 Immersive Learning Course at Ball State) featuring Sunnie Berning, Ashley Bowling, Jayda Cleaveland, Abbey Jessup, Sara Misak, Ashley Owens, Alyssa Shoults, Allison Smiley, Jillian Spangler, and Katie Wiley. Faculty mentors: Tom McConnell, Biology and Barbara Giorgio-Booher, School of Art. 5-8pm.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    May’s First Thursday: Please support local artists and makers in the first and second floor galleries. Social distancing measures will be in place. Meet the makers and artists and see their many talents! 5-8pm

    Artists include:
    Nancy Carlson
    Michelle Duran @ellybelljar
    Mattie Ewing @matildesmagicpotions
    Anna Grace Longfellow @boxcar_adv
    Charlie Kehoe @Silver Linings
    Missy Adams @sketchpaintcoffee
    Ronald Heath @munciebeardedbaker
    Alyssa Carey @alyssumfairy
    Caitlin Torres
    Ron and Debbie Richcreek
    Amelia Jo Rule @_coinstar.gasmoney_
    IJ Lane @theirisjeanie
    Johnny Woods
    Morgan Boone
    Lindsay Jones
    Sara Collas
    Wendy Carpenter
    Rachel Replogle
    Kari Wissel @wissel_atkari
    Lanie Manning
    Eliza Sandlin
    Victoria Ruth
    Mary Hammond
    Georedt Michael Huggins @fototherapyphotography

    Music: Natalie Phillips and Barry Banks 

    We are thrilled to have these talents! 

    Additional Info about Madjax events is listed below:

    “Bad” Music Night/Trivia!
    Join Madjax for First Thursday to listen to some GOOD music with BAD artists/titles! 
    Each song played will include the word “BAD” as either part of the artist’s name, band name, or title of the song. While you shop for art at Madjax, listen to the music, then fill out a trivia sheet naming the songs you heard. Whoever gets the most songs right wins a Muncie prize pack filled with goodies from The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista and Muncie Map Co.! And don’t worry, the music won’t actually be bad! 
    Pick up and return your trivia sheets to Natalie at the DJ table on the 2nd floor. 

    Nancy Carlson
    “Homegrown Hats” by Nancy Carlson will be upstairs at MadJax. Handmade berets and newsboy caps of upcycled wool and other textiles sell for $20. All sales go to Grateful Rescue and Sanctuary.

    Michelle Duran
    Michelle Duran is a maker who specializes in a variety of eclectic items such as miniature tarot card decks, crystal balls, authentic hoodoo oils, tarot card jewelry, embroidered dish towels with vintage designs, and aromatic crystal sachets and bath salts.

    Mattie Ewing
    Mattie Ewing is an art enthusiast who enjoys making a variety of many different items that are expressive to her personality and spirituality. These items include Beginner to Advanced Spiritual Kits, Manifestation boxes, Neon Trippy art, Spirit Boards, mini voodoo dolls, elegant profanity, and her own version of The Major Arcana. She uses upcycled items such as empty jars and even cereal boxes in her work. Mattie’s children, Arabella and Oliver, are artists in training and will be selling their their eclectic and unique drawings, alongside their mom’s work. Their new business name is EmoGypsy Pride N' More.

    The Future of Work
    The Future of Work will be set up at Madjax to distribute free STEM kits with materials for participation in a Virtual Workshop led by Ivy Tech instructors. We will also have registration for summer programming for youth and adults. 1st floor, Madjax. 

    Debra Gindhart
    COLLAGE and ASSEMBLAGE
    Debra Gindhart, local artist-maker and visual arts educator will feature collage and assemblage on gallery canvases using vintage illustrations and found art. Celebrating World Collage Day, May 8, 2021. Humorous and social commentary themed wall art. First Thursday’s at Madjax. Meet the artist. 

    Kari Wissel
    Kari Wissel will feature handpoured soy candles + essential oil blends + pressed and dried florals. Plus polymer clay earrings and stained glass suncatchers.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Alison Beam-Hindman is the Muncie Artists Guild’s featured Artist of the Month for May. 

    Growing up on a small farm in Northern Indiana, Beam-Hindman learned an appreciation for the natural world from her father who also sparked her early interest in astronomy by pointing out stars by name in the clear night skies of Starke County Indiana.

    Beam-Hindman earned a Bachelor of Science in technology from Purdue University North Central, and 22 years later, earned a Master of Arts in adult education from Ball State University. After retiring from Ivy Tech Community College, Beam-Hindman took time to pursue an early interest in art. She is a self-taught artist who paints in acrylics, and as a member of the Muncie Artists Guild since 2015, she credits the other Guild members with providing the mentoring and friendship she needed to hone her artistic skills.

    Years ago, Beam-Hindman entered the open division competition at the Delaware County Fair with a painting on cardboard in poster paints and was encouraged when the space-themed painting won first place! In 2010, Beam-Hindman’s painting of Voyager II won 2nd place for Imaging, plus the Judges’ Choice Award, at the Great Lakes Astronomical League’s competition for photographers and imagers.  Her triptych paintings of Comet McNaught won first place for Imaging at the Annual Indiana Family Star Party in 2012. Several of her space-themed paintings have also won awards at the Muncie Artists Guild’s Annual Shows. 

    Beam-Hindman’s lifelong interest in astronomy and space exploration inspires much of her artwork, as do works by space artists Chesley Bonestell, David Hardy and astronaut/artist Alan Bean. Beam-Hindman is also a charter member of the Muncie Astronomy Club since 2000 and is active in the Club’s community outreach program on science education, where she uses art to promote and enhance the program.

    Alison Beam-Hindman’s original artwork will be displayed during the month of May at the following Muncie businesses:   
    Northwest Bank, 110 E Charles St
    Old National Bank, 2401 S Madison St
    Parlour at Hazelwood Hair Salon, 1300 W University Ave
    Rosebud Coffee House, 1805 S Hoyt Ave
    Vera Mae's Bistro, 209 S Walnut St.

    Muncie Artists Guild members’ work can be viewed at: https://www.muncieartistsguild.com/

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    BREAK-ROOM is a collection of queer works exploring relationships. Five graduating seniors from Ball State’s School of Art collaborated to curate a selection of recent work that takes up space and breaks up rooms. The work investigates a wide range of topics surrounding relationships: friendship, family, trauma, queerness, space and time. 

    Show opens First Thursday but will continue through May 9 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm each day.

    Artists: Astrid Carter, Marie Dickison, Emmanuel Guerra, Nick May, and Avery Pollard

    The North Church Venue
    400 E. North St.
    We will be participating in the First Thursday art walk this May and having live music and crafters setting up tables. Additionally, Elm Street Brewery will be serving drinks at our bar area. 

    Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    The Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf invites you to tour our kitchen while viewing our beautiful collection of Hudson Valley Seed Co. Art Packs from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The seeds are for sale as a fundraiser to offer free classes in our kitchen this summer! Light refreshments will be provided.

    Tribune Showprint (at Madjax)
    515 E. Main
    Come visit us and the shop for the first time in over a year. We will have the shop open for tours and a press inked up for you to pull a print. 

     

     

  • Muncie Young Artist Exhibition 5:30pm to 7:30pm @ Virtual Event
    URL: https://www.muncieyoungartist.com/
    Ages: Kindergarten- 12th grade

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Prime Trust present Muncie Young Artist Exhibition. Delaware County school children and Cornerstone Center for the Arts students, kindergarten to 12th, grade will create and submit art work. This work will be displayed in a virtual showcase and Muncie Artists Guild will provide a $250 scholarship to one outstanding entry. Enter online at www.muncieyoungartist.com. 

Jun 3, 2021

Thursday

  • Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development After Hours Art Reels, sponsored by Downtown Development Flower Hour, sponsored by Downtown Development The Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf Opening Reception of Student Showcase, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Ron Richcreek at Dandelions Boutique The Downtown Farm Stand Cheryl Anne Lorance, Brink of Summer Artswalk at Madjax Beyond I CAN, Madjax,1st floor Tribune Showprint, Madjax, 1st floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Shidler, Madjax 2nd floor Karen Fisher, Muncie Artists' Guild Artist of the Month Muncie Map Co. The North Church Venue Sea Salt and Cinnamon YART! June's First Thursday (Full Listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development After Hours Art Reels, sponsored by Downtown Development After Hours Art Reels, sponsored by Downtown Development Flower Hour, sponsored by Downtown Development Flower Hour, sponsored by Downtown Development The Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf The Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf Opening Reception of Student Showcase, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Opening Reception of Student Showcase, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Ron Richcreek at Dandelions Boutique Ron Richcreek at Dandelions Boutique The Downtown Farm Stand The Downtown Farm Stand Cheryl Anne Lorance, Cheryl Anne Lorance, "Leaving Biltmore," Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Brink of Summer Artswalk at Madjax Brink of Summer Artswalk at Madjax Beyond I CAN, Madjax,1st floor Beyond I CAN, Madjax,1st floor Tribune Showprint, Madjax, 1st floor Tribune Showprint, Madjax, 1st floor "Hot" Music Night Trivia and Raffle, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Shidler, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Shidler, Madjax 2nd floor Karen Fisher, Muncie Artists' Guild Artist of the Month Karen Fisher, Muncie Artists' Guild Artist of the Month Muncie Map Co. Muncie Map Co. The North Church Venue The North Church Venue "Cicada Chorus," at Plyspace Sea Salt and Cinnamon Sea Salt and Cinnamon YART! YART!

    Downtown Development
    A special edition of First Thursday, Brink of Summer ArtsWalk celebrates the arts culture in Muncie. Watch and learn from local artists as they perform their craft, support vendors at YART, and explore the DWNTWN community. This event is sponsored by The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County.

    After Hours Art Reels
    Muncie Downtown Development Partnership will host outdoor After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks in June–September. June’s film is Casablanca

    Films will be projected onto the MutualBank wall on Charles St at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E Charles St for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area. 9-11pm

    Go to http://www.downtownmuncie.org/after-hours-art-reels/ to see the trailers for all the films.

    Upcoming:
    July 1- The Untouchables
    August 5- Rocketman
    September 2- 2001 The Space Odyssey 

    Flower Hour
    Explore DWTNWN during Brink of Summer ArtsWalk and collect flowers from 10 different locations to create a beautiful, custom bouquet. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here or from a participating sponsor or Downtown Development board of staff member.

    Money raised through this event will support DWNTWN event programming and development opportunities. This event is presented by Normandy Flower Shop, Foister's Flowers & Gifts, Dandelions Flowers & Gifts, and Miller's Flowers and Gifts

    The Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut
    Bring the whole family and grow with us! We're opening up the Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf from 5:30-8:00pm for tours. Check out the newly commissioned art piece that will bloom in the lobby and take home a packet of seeds for your garden. Youth-designed coloring pages and cookies will keep the young ones happy while you browse.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Opening Reception for Cornerstone Spring Celebration: Student Showcase Hosted by Cornerstone Center for the Arts in conjunction with DWNTWN Muncie’s First Thursday

    As a celebration of our students' creativity and perseverance through the current

    pandemic, our Teaching Artists have curated a gallery to showcase their outstanding pieces. The visual arts exhibit will be displayed in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center of the Arts.

    The opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 3, from 5 - 8 p.m. and will remain on

    display until Friday, June 25. In addition, recordings of student performances will be shown during the exhibit. A virtual gallery will be available on the Cornerstone Center for the Arts website during this time.

    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.

    Dandelions Flowers and Gifts
    120 S. Walnut
    Ron Richcreek Pottery will be on display at Dandelions Flowers for June’s First Thursday. Ron has been working with slab ware and hand building along with his wheel thrown pieces.

    Downtown Farm Stand
    125 E. Main
    The Downtown Farm Stand will have smoked pulled pork sandwiches in front of the Farm Stand for sale along with our full restaurant menu and beer and wine available inside.  

    The Farm Stand Second Story banquet room will offer tours of our historically renovated dance hall and we will have a free wine tasting of newly available  organic Italian wines.
    107 S Mulberry St Suite 210

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Opening Reception for Summer Invitational, featuring Cheryl Anne Lorance, Aaron Nicholson, Chet Geiselman, and Josh Winkler.


    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate the Brink of Summer ArtsWalk, June 3rd from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for the gallery’s annual Summer Invitational. The exhibit will feature work by Cheryl Anne Lorance, Aaron Nicholson, Chet Geiselman, and Josh Winkler. These four artists all have strong ties to Muncie and Ball State.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.


    The exhibit will be on view for three months through the end of August. 

    A brief program at 6:15 will highlight the work of Cheryl Lorance and Aaron Nicholson. Lorance will talk about paintings from her Wanderlust series depicting the imaginary travels of a small camper at the car that pulls it.  Nicholson’s work focuses on outer space and human interactions in the galaxies.  He will be serving cherry pie made in his baking pan shaped like an alien. 

    The work of Geiselman and Winkler will be highlighted at the First Thursday event in August.  

    Gordy is proud to participate in DWNTWN Muncie’s Flower Hour as one of ten locations to collect flowers to create a beautiful, custom bouquet.  Tickets can be purchased for $20.  Money raised through this event will support DWNTWN event programming and development opportunities. 

    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 will be enjoying some of the thrills of summer in our parking lot on the corner of High Street and Jackson. We’ll have popsicles, some yard games, sidewalk chalk and more. Stop by and play awhile!

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Brink of Summer ArtsWalk at MADJAX
    Madjax, 1st and 2nd floors

    Makers, creatives, and artists will fill Monroe Hall, Public Hall and Second Floor Galleries. We are thrilled to have these talents! 
    June Brink of Summer ArtsWalk please support local artists and makers.

    Meet the makers and artists and see their many talents, 5-8pm

    Second floor galleries and Monroe Street Hall pop-up artists and makers

    Beyond I CAN
    Madjax, 1st floor
    Beyond I CAN/CARS is a creative day service program for adults with special-needs. We create opportunities and experiences for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to explore through creative media in a fun, social environment. We create pottery, mosaics, paintings, greeting cards, small wooden furniture, screen-printed t-shirts, jewelry, crocheted/knitted items, greeting signs and more!  Visit us in our new location on the first floor of MadJax.

    Tribune Showprint
    Madjax, 1st floor
    Tribune Showprint will be open for shop tours and a press will be inked for you to pull a print to take home with you. Come see new presses and products that we have been working on this past year.

    “Hot” Music Night: Trivia and Raffle!
    Madjax, 2nd floor
    Join Madjax for the Brink of Summer Artswalk to listen to some “Hot” music celebrating the summertime! Each song played will include “hot” words/synonyms (fire, inferno, burning, etc.) in either the title of the song or the name of the band. While you shop for art at Madjax, listen to the music, then fill out a trivia sheet naming at least three of the songs you heard. Everyone who fills out a sheet will be entered in a raffle to win an artsy Muncie price pack filled with goodies from places like The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista, the Mailroom, and Muncie Map Co.! Pick up and return your trivia sheets to Natalie at the DJ table on the 2nd floor. 

    Debra Gindhart
    Madjax, 2nd floor
    Debra Gindhart artist in residence and First Thursdays curator at Madjax will feature TEXT ON altered thrift store art, redirected vintage paintings and prints. Humorous words on found art. Meet the artist and see this new art series TEXT ON. 5-8pm    

    Debra Shidler
    Madjax, 2nd floor
    Bloom: A Beautiful Process of Becoming

    About the Artist: Debra Shidler

    I hail from the mid-west; a small town in central Indiana called Portland. Art is ingrained in my upbringing as there are wood workers, glass blowers, fashion designers and painters within my family tree.  I have always loved art since I was a child and could be found drawing in the afternoon sun by a door way. I have continually been inspired by nature, but had been struggling with a perfectionistic outlook throughout my art journey.

    While taking classes for my art degree at Ball State; a painting teacher advised me to just live with a painting I loathed. She pushed me to see the imperfections and see the beauty in the work. That was the first time I had really stopped and took in my art. It was hard to see the beauty because I could only see what I had failed to accomplish in the painting. I began looking at the work as a whole with time I saw my painting process and fell in love.

    I soon realized my creative style was marrying organic abstract with nature images ranging from birds, flowers, seed pods, wood grain, etc. While in ceramic and metal working classes I enjoyed exploring imprint of natural found objects. I loved painting in oils as this medium allows an artist to come back and push the colors or add textures. I really enjoy artist from all mediums as well.  I am inspired by the colors and movement of Paul Klee’s work. The clean, organic architecture and designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, and gorgeous glass work of Dale Chihuly. The impressive scale and ingenuity of the Burning Man Exhibits is truly an experience.

    My work to this day still explores these very key elements and inspirations; however, it was my son who reminded me of loving the imperfections of creating again. I had recently rented a pottery wheel to help my son discover the love of art; of course, at 3 he loves to see what materials will do with force. As I pulled up a pot form from the wheel he would then “help.” This created a rose like sculpture. It was simplistic, but stunning.

    My art has been in the Juried Art Show at Minnetrista, Cornerstone Center for Arts Show, Ball State’s Juried Art Show, Echo Gallery, Made in Muncie, F.B. Fogg Salon and Cornerstone Center for the Arts all in central Indiana. I have also worked within the Muncie community at the Boys & Girls Club doing summer art programs and the Unity Center; as it my goal to inspire youth to express themselves and see the beauty around them.

    I began my formal art training at Ball State University in the Fall of 2001 and finished in the Spring of 2006. I was able to explore many mediums such as: enameling to copper forms and flat surfaces; metal working with various metals like copper, silver and nickel; electroforming to grow copper products, discovering numerous ceramic glazing processes and firing techniques; printing and etching; as well as painting.

    The subject of this show is Bloom; a beautiful process of becoming. During this time of the epidemic, I have really been able to dive back into art again. The creative outlet has been uplifting, challenging and a welcome distraction. Most of the work is focused on flowers as this reminds me of new growth and spring when the world wakes up from hibernation. I like to paint with acid like colors, but have been trying to develop other tints and shades in my pallet. The bright colors remind me of happiness and have a playful demeanor; which I feel allow my abstract figures and objects to dance on the canvas.

    I hope my work brings you joy, a feeling of optimism and a sense of freedom. Please enjoy my show.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Muncie Artists Guild’s June 2021 
    Artist of the Month, Karen Fisher

    Karen Fisher moved to Muncie in 1972 as a Ball State freshman majoring in art education.  Just as her graduation goal came into sight, and her plan to exit Muncie was forming, she met Paul Fisher, a native of Muncie; the rest (as they say) is history. Paul and Karen were married in 1982 and have one daughter, Elizabeth.

    Karen finished her undergraduate degree in 1976 in art education and completed her master’s degree in education in 1990. She taught reading in the Anderson schools before going to work at Gordy’s Art Mart. In 2003 Karen and Paul purchased the business from the Gordys’ and renamed it, simply, Art Mart. Art Mart is a successful art materials business in the BSU “Village.” Karen is a Certified Art Materials Retailer by NAMTA, an International Art Materials Association. This year Art Mart received two awards from the Best of Ball State which is sponsored by the Daily News. They were thrilled and proud to accept both the Best Small Business Award and the Best Customer Service Award.   

    Karen has taught art classes to many young students and adults over her years in art materials. She still interacts with many of those same folks, now some have kids and grandkids. Karen still does Art Camps in the summertime and often goes to area family art festivals to demonstrate one process or another. She also taught at Cornerstone Center for the Arts for several years.

    As an artist Karen likes to paint and draw.  “I love stuff! Often I paint or draw what is on my studio table. Recently I have enjoyed drawing and painting architectural components. In particular I have been very interested in corbels, molding and fancy bric-a-brac on old Victorian homes. Living in a 125-year-old home allows me to appreciate the work that went into all the beautiful decoration on many of the old homes.”

    Karen is a member of Muncie Artist Guild, a new member of the Mayor’s Public Arts Committee as well as a longtime member of NAMTA, National Art Materials Trade Association, and, iAMart, an international organization of Independent Art Materials stores.  

    To see Karen Fisher's artwork in person, please visit the following businesses, proud hosts of the Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month:

    Vera Mae's - Walnut St.
    Massage Therapy Associates - Walnut St.
    Northwest Bank - Adams St.
    Old National Bank - Madison St.
    Rosebud Cafe -Memorial Dr.

    Come see Muncie Artists Guild’s website for the latest news on our events and activities:  https://www.muncieartistsguild.com/ 

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Jannell Summers will be set up outside with a table of some of her old prints and originals (inside if it rains). She will also be doing blind-continuous contour drawings for the public. 

    Muncie Map will also have a clearance sale going on, free give-aways throughout the night. We will have coloring pages of a map of Muncie for kids to keep or enter into a coloring contest called "Hey, We're Neighbors!" Coloring pages need to be turned in by the following Thursday, June 10th. The winners will be announced on the first Thursday of July. Prizes include tshirts, stickers, magnets, and more. Notable entries will be displayed in our shop for the month of June.

    Amy Shears, who owns Fur in Focus pet photography studio, inside and adjacent to Muncie Map, will have an open studio with refreshments, examples of past work, and will be available to chat with the public about her services.

    The North Church Venue
    400 E. North St.
    The North Church Venue will have the following for June’s First Thursday celebration!:

    - Elm Street Brewery will be bartending for drinks
    - Jansen Blevins is playing live music 5-7pm and Jake Hendershot is playing 7-9pm
    - A few local artists will be in attendance as well showcasing their recent works.

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main
    First Thursday Open Studio Cicada Chorus Recording Session

    The Muncie Arts and Culture Council invites you to stop by the PlySpace Gallery (608 E Main Street, Muncie) for First Thursday ArtsWalk on June 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm to sing like a cicada! Inspired by the buzzing, whirring, and chirping of cicadas during the late spring and summer, PlySpace artist in residence Erin Mallea will collaborate with community members to listen to and observe insect noises in the area and develop a performance as a choral insect cacophony. On First Thursday, you can chirp, buzz, hiss, hum, and scream into a microphone and become part of her work! Recorded sounds will be woven into the final project, The Cicada Chorus, which will be presented as a video to the public at the end of June (date and time, TBD). Participation is free, but masks are required. 

    More information about the Cicada Chorus and how you can be a part of this project visit www.PlySpace.org/cicada. PlySpace Summer Term events can be found on the PlySpace website at www.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 hello@plyspace.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. 

    Sea Salt and Cinnamon
    Walnut and Main
    Sea Salt and Cinnamon is fundraising for our new downtown storefront by holding a bake sale table (with proceeds going toward our Kickstarter campaign) in front of the Patterson building during Artswalk.

    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 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, and coincides with ArtsWalk. The Spring 2021 Muncie YART is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, June 3rd!

    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 2021 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the 2021 Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, June 3rd, 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! 

    Last YART featured over 150 Artists! Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART, masked and socially distanced, 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. Face masks covering the nose and mouth are required for all who attend ArtsWalk and YART, including children. If you are unable to wear a face mask, this will not be a safe environment for you or the community. We strongly encourage everyone to immediately get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    The Spring 2021 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!

    Outdoor fun for all ages - YART and 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 City of Muncie for their generous support! YART is an all-volunteer, zero-budget, community event. THANK YOU!

    LIKE Muncie YART on FaceBook:

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

     

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! 

Apr 7, 2022

Thursday

  • Earth Thursday at Canan Commons Alfredo Marin-Carle at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. First Thursday at Madjax John Burton and Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax Ron Richcreek, Madjax Diane Burrell, Muncie Artist's Guild Diane Burrell, Muncie Artist's Guild Will Mueller at Muncie Makes Lab Will Mueller at Muncie Makes Lab Derek Spencer at Plyspace April's First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Earth Thursday at Canan Commons Earth Thursday at Canan Commons Alfredo Marin-Carle at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Alfredo Marin-Carle at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. First Thursday at Madjax First Thursday at Madjax John Burton and Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Madjax, 2nd floor John Burton and Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax Ron Richcreek, Madjax Ron Richcreek, Madjax Ron Richcreek, Madjax Diane Burrell, Muncie Artist's Guild Diane Burrell, Muncie Artist's Guild "Artist-of-the-Month" Diane Burrell, Muncie Artist's Guild Diane Burrell, Muncie Artist's Guild "Artist-of-the-Month" Will Mueller at Muncie Makes Lab Will Mueller at Muncie Makes Lab Will Mueller at Muncie Makes Lab Will Mueller at Muncie Makes Lab Derek Spencer at Plyspace Derek Spencer at Plyspace

    Please join us in celebrating Earth Day for April’s First Thursday with a number of Earth Day-themed events!

    Canan Commons
    500 S. Walnut St.
    Earth Thursday at Canan Commons!
    Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd but you don’t have to wait to celebrate it! Come join your friends and neighbors in a special celebration of environmental arts and education. 

    There will be activities at Canan Commons and sites throughout downtown Muncie from 5-8 pm. Featuring:

    -“Healthy Kids” program activities inside the YMCA and at Canan Commons. 
    -A scavenger hunt hosted by the Audubon Society of Muncie
    -Register to “Chalk Up” a square of the sidewalk at Canan Commons. Prizes for best design in each category
    -Solar Cooking demonstration on the green at Canan Commons (vegetarian friendly)
    -And as usual, fine art from local artists at businesses and galleries and businesses throughout downtown Muncie

    Hosted by Muncie Downtown Development, Muncie Chapters of the YMCA, the Audubon Society, and Madjax. 

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main
    Book Arts Collaborative will be in the shop working on final projects during First Thursday if anyone wants to stop in to watch or ask questions.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts will host an exhibition by Matt Blanchfield titled “Befuddled Redux.” The artist states: “I paint and draw whatever draws my or my wife's interest, from fantasy to realism and back to abstraction.” Blanchfield’s show will be in the 2nd floor gallery at Cornerstone.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing will open an exhibition and sale of new paintings and sculpture by Alfredo Marín-Carle, Thursday April 7th, 5-8 pm. Marín-Carle joined the faculty at Ball State University in 1985. He is now Associate Professor Emeritus and resides in Indianapolis. Throughout the evening, he will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. 

    At 6:15 the artist will give a 10-15 minute presentation about his work and answer questions. 

    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.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Join us as we celebrate EARTH DAY EARLY! First Thursdays at MADJAX celebrates local Artists and Makers in our community too. Enjoy an evening with family and friends. Have some fun during April FIRST THURSDAYS AT MADJAX. Come and support the creative genius and talents of our amazing POPUP artists, tenant artists, and makers during gallery walk at Madjax Muncie. 

    First and Second Floor Galleries:
    Drinking Bear Forge/Jacob Buck Price
    Tom Stader
    Angel Gillette 
    Debra Gindhart Dragoo & John Burton Monochrome: BLACK - WHITE 
    Foto Therapy 
    Georedt Michael Huggins 
    DIY workshops AND more!
    Support The Guardian Brewery too! 
    5-8pm. Enjoy & celebrate locally made arts and unique gifts including painted artwork, jewelry, scarves, hand decorated eggs, 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.

    Additional information about Madjax artists is listed below:

    John Burton and Debra Gindhart Dragoo:
    Monochrome: BLACK | WHITE: Drawing and aerosol painting in black and white is a radical new look at what happens when artists John Burton and Debra Gindhart Dragoo cast aside the color spectrum and focus on the visual power of black, white, and everything in between. John and Debra’s collaboration in Monochrome: Black | White, is an exhibit of paintings, and drawings and united by their monochromatic palettes. Meet the artists. 5-7pm. 

    Ron Richcreek
    Ron Richcreek will be setting up his pottery tables at MadJax First Thursday on April 7th. Porcelain and Stoneware pieces large and small at reasonable prices. Pieces for gifts or for your own personal pleasure. Come to MadJax, April 7th and support your local artists.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    The Muncie Artist’s Guild’s “Artist-of-the-Month for April” is Diane Burrell!

    Diane is a painter, enamelist, and teacher, and her work will be on display in various locations throughout the city including Old National Bank, Northwest Bank, Hazelwood Hair Salon, Rosebud Coffee House, and Vera Mae’s.

    Diane’s life as an artist has evolved over 50 years, yet the source of inspiration has remained constant. She is affected by her surroundings where she lives and works in her home studio on a lake in North Anderson.  The abundant ever-present fodder, wildlife, deer, blue herons, eagles, osprey, waterfowl, and fish provide a constant source of tranquility, and subject matter, which is revealed through the exploration and use of color in multiple layers of paint or enameling, (which is Glass fired onto metal at 1,450 degrees.) Other sources for subject matter come from her dedication to serving others through a food assistance program at Trinity Episcopal church.  She is energized by sharing her experiences through teaching and displaying her art.

    Diane is a graduate from Ball State University in 1988. She continued her graduate work through 1995. She is an art teacher with an emphasis in painting and metal design and enameling.  Diane taught art at Daleville Community Schools and is retired from South Madison School Corporation in Pendleton Indiana.  She continues to teach classes in painting and enameling to all ages at Pendleton Artist Society, Gallery 119 on a regular basis. 

    Diane has won numerous awards from, the Indiana State fair, Madison County Artist Society, Pendleton Artist Society, Muncie Artist Guild and was accepted in the Hoosier Salon.

    More information is available by contacting Diane at dienamel@gmail.com or 765-617-2853

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    William Mueller is an MFA Candidate at Ball State University. His thesis exhibition ‘Operating Cost’ is a collection of works with a narrative of how public relation, marketing, and advertising campaigns can persuade the public opinion and how we as consumers are to handle that information. The work is constructed primarily with cast concrete, a material that is known for its aesthetic value in modern architecture. This material is viewed as strong, resilient, and sustainable when in fact it can be brittle, require frequent maintenance, and is the third leading contributor to greenhouse gases. Our perception of the world around us is not always correct and quite often, it is shaped by firms that seek to do so for ulterior motives. This work challenges the viewer to think critically about the information that we take for granted.  

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main
    PlySpace, the artist in residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MuncieArts) in collaboration with the Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance, presents an open rehearsal by PlySpace ResidentFellow in Theatre,Derek Spencer.

    Derek Spencer (Los Angeles, CA) will direct his cast and crew through an open rehearsal at 7pm on Thursday, April 7th in the PlySpace Gallery (608 E Main Street). In preparation for their upcoming performance, the cast is seeking audience members to join them for a brief interactive and immersive practice. No prior experience is required. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Masks are recommended, but not required. From 5pm to 7pm, the gallery will be open for the public to visit with Derek and the cast prior to their rehearsal. Light refreshments will be provided at this time.

    While at PlySpace, Derek has been working with acting students from Ball State University’s Department of Theater and Dance, led by teaching professor Veronica Santoyo, to create a devised adaptation of The Eumenides by Aeschylus as his community collaborative project. This performance will be presentedto the public in a short run from April 21-24 at Cornerstone Centerfor the Arts. Learn more about the performance at plyspace.org/events.

    Derek is the founder and artistic director of Ceaseless Fun, an LA-based immersive performance company operating since 2016. Select projects with Ceaseless Fun include: Everyone Agrees it’s about to Explode (2020), The Stars (2018), They Who Saw the Deep (2018), and Agnosia (2018). Derek served as a board member for the League of Experiential and Immersive Artists from 2017-2021 and currently runs an intermittent ensemble devising jam called Soft Focus. In 2014 he received his B.A. in Philosophy and Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

    For more information about this and other Spring Term events, visit our website, www.PlySpace.org or the PlySpace Facebook page. Questions or comments about the PlySpaceResidency Program, events,and community collaborations can be directed to the Muncie Arts & Culture Council 608 E. Main St. Muncie, IN 47305 www.munciearts.org

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Spring is finally here! Start your garden and beautify your home with our artist-designed seed packs of flowers and veggies. Buy three packs of seeds, get one free!

     

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.

     

     

Jun 2, 2022

Thursday

Oct 6, 2022

Thursday

Nov 3, 2022

Thursday

  • Charmed Cupcakes food drive Cornerstone Center for the Arts Staff Show David Johnson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. First Thursday at Madjax Anna Marie Mitchel and Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Deborah Brown, Muncie Artists Guild Muncie Makers Market November's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Charmed Cupcakes food drive Charmed Cupcakes food drive Cornerstone Center for the Arts Staff Show Cornerstone Center for the Arts Staff Show David Johnson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. David Johnson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. First Thursday at Madjax First Thursday at Madjax Anna Marie Mitchel and Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Anna Marie Mitchel and Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Deborah Brown, Muncie Artists Guild Deborah Brown, Muncie Artists Guild "Artist of the Month" Muncie Makers Market Muncie Makers Market

    Charmed Cupcake Co.
    114 N. Mulberry
    Charmed Cupcake Co. will be preparing to give thanks with our friends at Concrete Rose in November! Please help us make this free community meal a success. Bring in canned goods or other non-perishable items and receive a 15% discount. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone staff will be displaying its art in the Judith Barnes art gallery for the month of November. Artist include Matt and Susan Blanchfield, Chaney Youngblood, Leon Crosby, Michelle Metzer-Cass, Shirley Jean Rice, Ashton Baker, Emily Curtis, Tracy Waggoner and others! It will be a celebration of many different styles from the Cornerstone staff. 5pm-8pm 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing presents Flophouses, Monkeys and Masks: Prints by David Johnson: Gordy Fine Art and Framing will celebrate an exhibition and sale of prints by David Johnson from 5-8 pm. Johnson is well known for his direct and often humorous observations of humans and animals. He taught drawing and printmaking at Ball State University for 33 years. He is now retired and continues to live in Muncie. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.  The artist will be on hand to engage with visitors. At 6:15 the artist will give a brief presentation about his work and answer questions. 

    “My prints derive from life; the town I live in and the people I see,” says Johnson. “I love drawing… I think of it as a wonderful basic human activity, like singing. I find etchings and woodcuts are ways to extend my drawings. I can take the best information from each of my drawings and combine the more successful elements, increase the scale, experiment with color, and transform the whole thing into ink. I appreciate the heightened impact Relief Prints impart to the original drawing… what may have been indefinite graphite scribbles turns into definite black lines and shapes. The show will be on view with works for sale through November 26. 

    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

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Visit Madjax during First Thursday for live music, art and design exhibitions, handmade goods, and maker demonstrations and activities for all ages! View art exhibitions by Debra Gindhart Dragoo and by photography artist Jason Kindred. Hear live music by Dan Wright and John Kamplain of Gringo Gadjo, and find goods for sale by local vendors. Visit The Guardian Brewing Co for pizza, craft beer, and work by local artists. Parking is available in our lots at the corner of Jackson and Monroe, and at the corner of Main and Monroe.

    Madjax will also feature the following show:
    Anna Marie Mitchel and Debra Gindhart Dragoo local artists join creative COLLAGE energies and ASSEMBLAGE techniques for November 3 First Thursday. Collage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other ephemera are arranged and stuck down onto a supporting surface. Collage is a technique of art creation, primarily used in the visual arts. Meet the artists at MADJAX. 5-8pm 

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Our Artist of the Month for the Muncie Artists Guild for November 2022 is Deborah Brown. Deborah is a Muncie native. She completed her graduate and MA degrees at Ball State University, as well as a certification in Gifted Education. Before retiring, she taught school in southern Indiana, Georgia, Florida, then once again in Indiana. After retiring, she pursued her lifelong love of art, attending several workshops, some of which were in Maine, Nantucket, and southern Indiana (New Harmony). Some of the workshops were taught by accomplished artists such as Thomas Dunlay, Pam Newell, Susie Rachels, Beth Schwier, Jim Faulkner, and Terry Armstrong. Besides painting, Deborah enjoys spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren!) and traveling to various parts of the country gathering inspiration from nature and God's handiwork. One of her favorite quotes is, "You are never too old to become what you might have been." 

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    First Thursday with the Muncie Makers Market is coming soon on November 3rd! #ShopSmall #BuyLocal

    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 Muncie Map Co. in Downtown Muncie! This is a popular local monthly tradition, going years back, with all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout Downtown Muncie. It’s a casual, relaxed evening outdoors, and we help to bring folks to the area. We’ve been getting a great turn out! 

    Assuming good weather, the Muncie Makers Market will set up on the sidewalks by the corner of Walnut and Adams Streets for the November 2022 First Thursday. A former Market Vendor who now has their own shop, Muncie Map Co. at 111 East Adams Street, hosts us on their sidewalk. This is right next to Toys Forever Models & Hobbies at 300 South Walnut Street, and lots of great shops, bars, and restaurants. The Muncie Makers Market is a registered farmers market featuring handmade creations, homemade foods, and locally grown produce! We will be open ‪to the public from 5-8p. All of our local Growers and Makers hope you come see us and enjoy a lovely Autumn evening with your community!

    All Vendors must register in advance, thank you!

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Pink Leaf will feature buy one get one free deals on all clearance items. Come in and shop for your holiday spice and mocktail needs and check out our new gift items from books to bags to kitchen accessories.

Dec 1, 2022

Thursday