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Mar 1, 2018


  • Rachel Sweet, The Atrium Gallery Vintage Postcards at Book Arts Collaborative Young Artist Exhibition at Cornerstone Downtown Flea Market GindhART at Madjax Muncie Kevin Campbell at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Chair by Tyler Bracht, Muncie Makes Lab M. Lange, Jannell Summers and Karl Erickson at Savage's Thr3ewisemen tapping party Fundraiser for Forward Steps, Twin Archer Brewpub Blues Jam at Valhalla March's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State Univeristy campus
    Rachel Sweet, The Atrium Gallery Rachel Sweet, The Atrium Gallery Vintage Postcards at Book Arts Collaborative Vintage Postcards at Book Arts Collaborative Young Artist Exhibition at Cornerstone Young Artist Exhibition at Cornerstone Downtown Flea Market Downtown Flea Market GindhART at Madjax Muncie GindhART at Madjax Muncie Kevin Campbell at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Kevin Campbell at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Chair by Tyler Bracht, Muncie Makes Lab Chair by Tyler Bracht, Muncie Makes Lab M. Lange, M. Lange, "Dino," at PlySpace Jannell Summers and Karl Erickson at Savage's Jannell Summers and Karl Erickson at Savage's Thr3ewisemen tapping party Thr3ewisemen tapping party Fundraiser for Forward Steps, Twin Archer Brewpub Fundraiser for Forward Steps, Twin Archer Brewpub Blues Jam at Valhalla Blues Jam at Valhalla

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

    83rd ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW: The School of Art Atrium Gallery will have extended hours until 8:00 PM on First Thursday for a viewing of the 83rd Annual Student Art Show.

    This annual exhibition had its genesis in 1935. It showcases a representation of student artwork from the past year that has been selected by a professional juror. This year’s juror is Harris Deller, Professor of Art-Emeritus, Ceramics, who taught for 35 years at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His work has been featured in more than 100 group exhibitions, and in over 15 solo exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States as well as in Asia and Europe. Deller’s work is represented in over 25 major collections, and he has received numerous honors including having his work featured in several publications.

    The show runs from Thursday, February 22 to Tuesday, March 13, 2018 with an Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 24, 6-8:00 PM with cash awards totaling up to $2600.

    The Atrium Gallery is located adjacent to the Atrium Foodcourt on the First Floor of the Art & Journalism Building. Atrium Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Closed Sundays and all Ball State breaks and holidays.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    600 E. Main

    Book Arts Collaborative will be displaying vintage posters from the Tribune Showprint library of historical work. On the wall right outside our shop, we'll be displaying work by English students who have visited Book Arts Collaborative this semester. This was funded by a Dean's Immersive Learning Grant, and the exhibit is part of that Immersive Project's public presentation of what the students learned.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union Young Artist Exhibition Reception: Cornerstone Center for the Arts, in partnership with PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, will host the Young Artist Exhibition on Thursday, March 1 for school-age children in Delaware County. The show will feature the artwork of students in kindergarten through twelfth grades who reside in or attend school in Delaware County. The public reception on March 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. will take place in the Colonnade Room at Cornerstone Center for the Arts in conjunction with First Thursday with awards being announced at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

    This is the second year for the show which will feature both 2D and 3D artwork submitted by hundreds of local students. Entries will be placed into four grade categories: kindergarten-second, third-fifth, sixth-eighth, and ninth-twelfth. Submissions will be accepted at Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ second floor information desk until Friday, February 23. Teachers may submit up to 10 pieces of work or students may submit up to three of their own pieces with assistance from a parent or guardian. Prize packages, including cash awards, will be awarded for first, second, third, and honorable mentions in each category. A panel of community judges will select winners prior to the public reception.

    Winning artwork will be on display at Cornerstone Center for the Arts during the month of April. The opening reception for the winners showcase will be held on Thursday, April 5 in which all winners are invited to attend and share their work with the public. Additionally, winning artwork may be displayed at PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union’s three locations.

    More information about the Young Artist Exhibition, including submission forms, guidelines, and rules is available online at youngartistexhibition.com or by calling Cornerstone at 765-281-9503.

    Delaware County Historical Society
    120 E. Washington

    The Delaware County Historical society will be introducing two new exhibits for First Thursday. A “Muncie Pottery Exhibit” and a “Sports and Recreation in Delaware County” exhibit. Additionally, our exhibition entitled “The 100th anniversary of the United States in WWI: 1917-1918 to 2018” will be on view. The gallery is open until 8 PM on March 1st.

    Downtown Flea Market, Oddities, and Antiques
    227 S Walnut St

    Downtown Flea Market, Oddities & Antique will be opening for our first day on March 1st. We will be open 11am to 8pm that day to give everyone a chance to come shop and look at spaces for rent!

    Thursday, March 1 at 11 AM - 8 PM

    227 S Walnut St Muncie In

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    GindART at Madjax Muncie:

    Debra Gindhart is presenting her outspoken commentary and through her visual art. “I am a spoken word artist as well, so it has been my voice and poetry flowing through the paint—be it aerosol, acrylics, assemblage or otherwise—it’s tactile and telling,” says Gindhart. Her work will tell the story of a young girl-artist-woman, giving voice to such issues as childhood sexual abuse/the degradation of women and girls, divorce, cancer—it’s funding, research and cure, chemical effects on the planet, and hunger, all told through vibrant colors sprinkled with spray art.

    Debra Gindhart is always outspoken and creative, she’s poured her energy, over the years, into various projects, both personal and community-wide. She’s practiced her love of spoken-word poetry at various First Thursday & Poetry Nights, her chapbook "My Cemetery Plot is Paid For" is available as well.

    A new acrylic series will debut March 1st, JACKSON-ESQUE is vibrational as the textures flow. Her Green Glam Studio line of environmentally friendly jewelry is part of her exhibit at Madjax Muncie. 

    “I believe that life passes from our art. We evolved with age and, hence, our style and media evolve. My art is storytelling using strokes and spray,” says Debra Gindhart. “My art has been fiber and paint and public. This show reflects the information gathered in my different age progressions. Art is in my spirit, resounding from my soul.”

    First Thursday
    March 1, 2018
    Gindhart at Madjax
    2nd Floor Studio Gallery
    Opening reception meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company to present an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by artist Kevin Campbell, Thursday March 1, 5 – 8 pm.   

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open the exhibition Pieces of Infinity with paintings and sculpture by artist Kevin Campbell, Thursday March 1, 5 – 8 pm.    The exhibit will be anchored by his drawing of tiny interlocking puzzle pieces which is well over 100 square feet.  The drawing is a map that guides his Puzzle Project and will be shown to the public for the first time to offer viewers a direct understanding of the artist’s motivation.  Throughout the evening, Mr. Campbell will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. At 6:15 he will speak briefly about his work.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. 

    All of the works in the show are expressions of the interconnectedness of the natural world.  Each individual piece is “inherently part of something larger than itself,” says Campbell speaking about the idea that has driven his art for decades.  The Puzzle Project is a work of art that has no edge and so it “can be added onto – can ‘grow’ indefinitely.  As it grows, pieces and groups of pieces are separated and treated as individual works of art.”  These pieces and groups of pieces will be hung and for sale in the Gordy gallery.  Those who own a piece of the Puzzle Project will forever have a place in the larger composition. 

    “Works of art are often referred to as ‘pieces of art,’” says Gordy owner Carl Schafer.  “For Kevin Campbell this is literally true.  He is making only one work of art that has many pieces.  The title of the show, Pieces of Infinity refers to the fact that Campbell has placed no boundaries on his single work of art.  It can continue forever and each piece will always have its place.” 

    Pieces of Infinity will be exhibited throughout the month of 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.

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson

    “Blue and Red States (of Mind)”:  Jeff Brackett is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Ball State. This display of his acrylic ink and paint in blue, red, and black, blends precision and ambiguity, disrupting uniformity and conformity in subtle – and not-so-subtle – ways. His emphasis on patterns and repetition of colors, columns, and rows invites viewers to look for details, and to be suspicious of stereotypes that oversimplify and distort diverse perspectives. He has a different series of black-ink line drawings, “Power Lines,” on display at The Cup (March-April).

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut

    Professor Scott Anderson’s advanced painting majors will be showing their work at Made in Muncie Pottery for First Thursday. Come check out what our talented BSU art majors are up to!

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main

    The Muncie Civic Theater will be hosting the Soup Kitchen of Muncie! The Soup Kitchen of Muncie will be promoting their upcoming annual Dinner and silent art auction fundraiser that will take place March 24th!

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    Muncie Makes Lab presents a collection of work by architecture students from Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning. The work – including designs by students in Professor Joshua Coggeshall’s ARCH598 furniture elective and Professor Kristin Barry’s ARCH329 architectural history and theory course – covers a wide range of design projects. Professor Coggeshall’s project, “Simple Chairs,” challenges students to research and build classic simple wood chairs. Professor Kristin Barry’s project, “Monument to a Movement,” allows students to create a speculative design for a monument that encompasses a theory behind a certain architectural movement.

    608 E. Main

    “Sonder” at PlySpace: Muncie Arts and Culture Council is pleased to celebrate First Thursday, March 1, 2018 with an opening and closing reception for Sonder, an art exhibition from 5:00 - 9:00 PM at PlySpace, the soon-to-be new home for MACC located at 608 East Main Street in downtown Muncie. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    Produced in partnership with a Ball State University School of Art immersive learning course, the exhibition of student work gets its name from John Koenig, the creator of the “Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.” “Sonder” is a term coined by Keonig to describe the realization that each random passerby lives a life as vivid and complex as your own and that an epic story is continually unfolding invisibly around you. In this case, the exhibition Sonder explores and celebrates the inner worlds, passions, and inquiries of Ball State University students from varying formal disciplines and personal backgrounds.

    In addition to producing the individual works of art, the students are also responsible for designing, curating, and installing the exhibition. Participating artists include: Alexis Brooks, Danielle Campbell, Mallory Creekmur, Veronica Debone, Michael Dorsey, Mikey Higgins, Megan Lange, James Lupkin, Rowan Mayo, Summer Moore, and Megan Sutton. The selected artworks represent a variety of 2D and 3D media including glass, ink and charcoal drawings, video, and ceramics. The artists will be present throughout the evening and available to answer questions and share insights about the program and individual works with guests.

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council welcomes the public to this one-night-only First Thursday event in downtown Muncie. Parking is available in the lot immediately adjacent to the building. Entry to the exhibition is only permitted through the west-facing gallery door. For more information, please visit www.munciearts.org or visit us on social media @MuncieArts.

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

    Art Show with Jannell and Karl at Savage's
    Local artist and dj Jannell Summers and artist Karl Erickson will be hanging a show of mixed media experiments for the month of March. On Thursday, March 1st, starting at 9pm, they will take over a corner of Savage's game room to do live, blind-gesture drawings of patrons. For a small donation, patrons will learn to quickly create portraits using this method by drawing one of the artists (no skill required). Each patron, in return, will get a portrait of themselves by either Jannell or Karl. Jannell and Karl will also be showcasing some various video art experiments and programming on the main television throughout the evening. Lastly, the artists will be working on a collaborative mixtape to soundtrack the evening. Make the culture where you can. See you there.

    Thre3e Wisemen Brewing Co.
    625 S. High St.

    Thr3ewiseman will be having a tapping party on First Thursday for their Manga Madness American Pale Ale.

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

    Join us this month during First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Muncie as we fundraise for Forward Steps, a non-profit organization in Muncie. Local and unique businesses will be presenting their goods and services and raising money for this non-profit organization in the back room at Twin Archer. Come enjoy Twin Archer's delicious food and stop by for some fun, free gifts, giveaways!! Bring a friend!

    The following are the participating vendors:
    Pure Romance by Marlena Miniel
    Zili by Whitney Crider
    Lori's Lovely Lashes by Lori Lynette Lloyd
    Lewis Custom Woodworking by Daron Lee Lewis

    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!