J. Faulner made this wonderful bust of Monsignor Edgar Cyr at St. Mary School in 1985.
Bronze sculpture created by Mabel Landrum Torrey in 1957.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit:http://welovetcom.com/ballbrothers/
Art and Culture
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.
Indiana Artisan spotlights Select Works of Indiana Art, Craft and Food
Delaware County selected Artisans:
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.