Outdoor Art

Spirit of the American Doughboy

A bronze sculpture on a limestone base by E.M. Viquesney. World War I soldier, dressed in uniform, walking forward. He is holding a grenade up in his right hand and a rifle in his left hand. Copyrighted 1934, dedicated 1939.

Threshold of Knowledge

Created in 2001 by Delaware County Sculptor, Kenneth G. Ryden, this sculpture portrays a bronze figure of a medical intern stepping through a 10 foot tall stainless steel arch. The arch represents a gateway to new discoveries in medicine and the passage from intern to practitioner. Prepared by years of training, the intern follows the light of knowledge (represented by a flame) into the field of endeavor.

Kenneth G. Ryden is a professional sculptor who has created many public monuments for institutions and municipalities as well as custom bronzes for private collections. He maintains a studio at his Yorktown residence.

Tribute to Mankind

A 1973 20 foot tall abstract sculpture of Cor-ten steel with red Epoxy by artist Richard F. Kishel

Two Laughing Children Playing

A bronze fountain on a concrete base on the west side of the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center. Two children sit opposite one another in a round basin, one laughing and the other hiding its face from the water. The sculpture is signed “Grace Halen Talbot.”

Unity Bridge

A community project directed by the Mayor’s Youth Council. Local artist Brian Blair painted the hands which were designed by Donnie Adams. The remainder of the piece was painted by the Mayor’s Youth Council members. Located just south of downtown Muncie on Madison Street.

Untitled William Pruett Sculpture

William Pruett’s steel design to the north of the College of Architecture and Planning building on Ball State University’s campus. Ca. 1974

Virgin Mary and Child Jesus

V. Morodor made the Statue of Virigin Mary with Baby Jesus in 1951. Located in a triangle between sidewalks at St. Mary School. The statue is part of the school’s ‘May Crowning’ ceremony.

Wait For Me

Bronze statue by artist Paul Moore. 1999.

Will O’ The Wisp

The fountain is located at the end of the Colonnade Garden at Oakhurst. The Colonnade Garden was constructed in 1993 and 1994. This garden also includes the Colonnade Gates and the Colonnade Columns. The sculpture shows a girl standing on the back of a turtle. The back of the shell is signed, “Edward Borse, Sc, Gorham Co., GFC Foundries.” The statue is owned by Ball State University.

Wishing Well

Wishing Well Garden MuncieThe Wishing Well was once the focal point of a garden on the grounds of the Frank C. Ball home. It was purchased in Venice by Mr. and Mrs. Ball. The maker is unknown. Following the 1967 fire, the Wishing Well was moved to the home of Alexander and Rosemary Ball Bracken in Westwood. Mrs. Bracken was the daughter of Frank C. and Elizabeth Brady Ball.

After Mrs. Bracken’s death, her Westwood home was given to Ball State University for use as the university president’s home. The bronze Wishing Well was given to Minnetrista in April 1998.