Arts and Culture

Monsignor Cyr

J. Faulner made this wonderful bust of Monsignor Edgar Cyr at St. Mary School in 1985.

Innocence

Bronze sculpture created by Mabel Landrum Torrey in 1957.

 

 

Forest Idyll

Created by Albin Polasek in 1930, Forest Idyll commonly referred to by students as the “naked Lady” the bronze statue facing the south entrance of Bracken Library on the campus of Ball State University. The Statue is a common meeting place for students and even groups on Ball State’s Campus.

Face of Christ

Created in 1952 by artist Warner Wasson. This metal relief installed above the door of the Funk Building at St. Mary School is embedded in limestone.

ARF Mural

Painted by Brian Blair for the Muncie Animal Rescue Fund.

A Legacy Etched in Glass: The Ball Brothers in Muncie

Legacy explores the lives of five brothers – George, Frank, Edmund, William, and Lucius Ball as they moved their glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, New York to Muncie in the 1880s. The film pays particular attention to the wide ¬ranging philanthropic efforts of the family over the past 120 years, including the creation of Ball State University.

The full film is available online at: http://vimeo.com/96710414

The documentary recently won five international Accolade Awards: three awards of excellence for cinematography, lighting, and animation; and two awards of merit for directing and best short documentary.

Funded by the Ball Brothers Foundation in 2013, the documentary is one part of a larger project exploring community development initiatives in Muncie. An additional series about Muncie’s quality of life efforts titled Primacy of Place and a short documentary series about non-¬profit organizations in Delaware County are being produced concurrently. Both series will debut fully in spring 2015.

The Department of Telecommunications is proud to present a documentary about the five Ball Brothers – A Legacy Etched in Glass: The Ball Brothers in Muncie.  To learn more about the project, please contact Chris Flook at caflook@bsu.edu or visit:http://welovetcom.com/ballbrothers/

 

Art and Culture

There is no shortage of options for the art enthusiast in Muncie!
MAACMuncie Arts & Culture Council
What started as a simple monthly conversation among artists and cultural organizations, the Muncie Arts & Culture Council (MACC) established the Muncie Arts & Culture District, and is advocating for the arts as a major economic engine in this region. Munciearts.org is a major component of this effort.
The Annual ArtsWalk is held the first Thursday in October.  This event celebrates every thing art, culture and history in Muncie / Delaware County. As the event grows every year you don’t want to miss the next one!
First Thursday Gallery Walk in Downtown Muncie
Celebrate the arts in Downtown Muncie every First Thursday! All the downtown art galleries simultaneously  present their monthly exhibits, with extended hours, on the first Thursday evening of every month. Stroll the streets, meet the artists, enjoy live music and find free refreshments at nearly every stop.
Also, most of the specialty shops downtown keep extended hours during First Thursday, and all our restaurants and pubs will be open late and ready to serve you. So grab your friends, head downtown, and join the hundreds celebrating local arts and culture in Muncie’s historic downtown district!

indiana_artisan_logo_w-r-loresIndiana Artisan spotlights Select Works of Indiana Art, Craft and Food

Delaware County selected Artisans:

Carol Burt, Stoneware and pottery: 765-282-5383
Ben Gordy, Frames of wood, imitation gold leaf, egg tempera and paints/varnishes: 765-284-8422
Brian Gordy, Watercolor prints, frames in gold leaf, woodcarving, epoxy resin, stains and paints: turtlepaintings.com
Alan Patrick, Oil painting on canvas or panel. Charcoal drawings: alanpatrick.com
To learn more about Indiana Artisan visit the Indiana Artisan web site.
Are you an art enthusiast?
 Explore ArtBabble.org. It’s an artistic version of YouTube with a large collection of video content, links and much more. 
www.IndianaArts.org Your search engine to the world of art in Indiana!

 

Art Downtown Muncie

Downtown Muncie boasts a vibrant art district, complete with a variety of galleries, monthly First Thursday art openings, demonstrations, classes and educational talks. The annual Arts Walk, on the first Thursday in October, adds select groups from Ball State University for music, dance and fine art demonstrations and performances. Free to the public, these family friendly events include light refreshments and free parking.

Start your exploration of the Indiana Glass Trail in Delaware County!

In 1887, the Ball Family moved its glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, New York to Muncie. Ball Brother Glass Company became one of America’s best known manufacturers of canning jars.
Minnetrista, “a gathering place by the water,” takes its name from the original F.C. Ball home that once stood at the location of Minnetrista’s Center Building. The name now applies to our entire community, as Minnetrista keeps this name alive through programming, workshops and exhibits creating a gathering place for all. Tours of the G.A. Ball home, Oakhurst, are available daily thru Minnetrista. Special group tours of the E.B. Bertha Ball Home are also available thru the Muncie Visitor’s Bureau.

Also Visit

Columbus 800-468-6564
Hamilton County 800-776-8687
Kokomo/Howard County 800-837-0971
Project made possible by the Indiana Artisan
ICAA: Indiana Glass Arts Alliance Open to any individual or organization with an interest in the glass arts, such as experienced and new collectors, artists, gallery owners, educators and the general public.
National Fenton Glass Society, Inc.To promote the study and understanding of handmade glass, the handmade glass industry, and especially glass made by the Fenton Art Glass Company.
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