111 Arts Gallery
"New Old Stock Toys in the Package" - 111 E Main
Some for sale some not.
The Artist Within
"Free Range" - 313 S Walnut
"Free Range" is an exhibit of paintings by local artist Brett Volpp. Mr. Volpp is a graduate of Delta High School and studied art under recently retired art teacher Gary Huggler. The interest in painting continued after high school for Brett and he received a BFA in painting from Indiana University in 1996. Work by this artist is on display at the Alchemy Restaurant in Bloomington and at the Hoosier Artist Gallery in Nashville.
Garfield Illustrator Mike Fentz - 112 W Jackson
Mike Fentz, the former head illustrator for the licensing program for Garfield, will be doing caricatures outside of Cortex from 6pm to 8pm. His caricatures and paintings. Ball State saxophonist Amanda Fratangel will be performing.
"Artists, Faces, and Faraway Places" - 308 E Main
"To capture beauty or reflect the personality of an individual is ultimately fulfilling, down to my soul," says artist Ron Richcreek. With photography, he tries to present the aesthetics of a subject in its natural environment in a manner that is pleasing to the eye and stirs an emotion in the observer. With graphite, his goal is to capture a two dimensional likeness of the subject. In clay, he tries to create a sense of rhythm when developing the shape of a vessel to make it visually pleasing.
"Artists, Faces, and Faraway places have always been a passion of mine. As a teenager, I found photography as a form of self-expression; documenting the places and the people I thought were unique. Photography expanded my interests into the study of drawing and, recently, working in clay.
"My intention for the past four decades has been to catch an emotion and reflect the subject's personality. I grew up with my mother’s black and white family photos and looked through the pages of Life magazine which depicted the joys and tragedies of the world. I saw the impact photography made on our society, even through advertising."
Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
"Back to the Old School" and "The One of Many" - 224 E Main
Tom Spoerner spent twelve years as the Chair of the Ball State Art Department, where he encouraged scores of students in their artistic pursuits. Spoerner’s own art studio work paused as the professor completed his doctoral degree in art education and then served in various admistrative positions for the university. He was active in art education work at both state and national levels and the recipient of numerous honors, including the Art Education Association of Indiana Distinguished Fellow award. He retired from academic life in 2002.
"I started painting again in the summer of 2009," Spoerner explains. While most of the professor’s works are hard-edge or abstract designs, he considers himself to be "old school" in his both his approach and appreciation of art. "I am not concerned with super realism but want my paintings to look like something, have content, and be colorful. "All of my paintings have a story behind them."
Working in both painting and photography, the professor has exhibited in national, regional and local exhibitions; however, this will be his first show in 34 years, which he titled, "Back to the Old School: Painting Again after a 34 Year Hiatus." Spoerner will speak about his work at 6 PM.
Gordy Fine Art and Framing provided its first art award at this years’ Annual Student Show at Ball State. Arranged by their gallery director, Braydee Euliss, the award gave a student an exhibit of their work at the downtown gallery. Chris Graham was chosen by the juror to receive this award and will be showing in Gordy’s small front gallery during the month of June. Graham is fascinated with big cities, and most of his subject matter involves urban scenes. The new graduate has decided to move to Chicago, and this show, "The One of Many," commemorates the big step he will be taking in this move. Graham works in woodblock, lithography, intaglio and serigraphy to create the contemporary urban landscape.
Muncie Civic Theatre
Work of Julie Cranfill, Sean Orlosky, and Janessa Erickson - 216 E Main
Indianapolis artist Julie Cranfill will be joined by Sean Orlosky, Resident Artist of Civic, and Janessa Erickson will be showing her unique jewelry designs. Muncie Civic Board Members will be on hand to tell you about the upcoming 2012-13 theatre season.
Photography of Earl Dunbar- 125 E Charles
Muncie resident Earl Dunbar has always carried a camera with him during his career as a salesman; stopping to get that "situation" picture. While travelling, he had many opportunities to capture beautiful scenery in places such as Hawaii and Australia. Since moving to Indiana, Earl and his wife Penny have found many photographic opportunities while exploring the state. He is now concentrating on macro close-ups of what nature has to offer.
Vera Mae's Bistro
Bake Sale - 207 S Walnut (outside)
Suzuki violin students and their mothers will be selling homemade baked goods to raise funds for GoldSpace Theater classes.