A Legacy Etched in Glass: The Ball Brothers in Muncie

A Legacy Etched in Glass: The Ball Brothers in Muncie

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/

 

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Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

There is no shortage of options for the art enthusiast in Muncie!

Muncie 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 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!

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Cornerstone Center for the Arts

Cornerstone Center for the Arts

Cornerstone Center for the Arts

Our mission is to nurture community connections by providing opportunities for creative expression, educational programs, and events in a historic setting.

Cornerstone Center for the Arts offers a great learning experience for anyone interested in the arts. Classes are taught by knowledgeable teachers in a variety of categories, including, dance, visual arts, music, fitness, theatre, writing and much more! Private lessons and one-time workshops are also available.

Cornerstone Center for the Arts is more than an exciting blend of arts programming for anyone interested in his or  her well-being. We are also known for hosting community events, performances, proms and wedding receptions.

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Garfield Statues of Muncie

Garfield Statues of Muncie

Delaware County is fortunate to be the home of Jim Davis, creator of that famous lasagna eating cat Garfield. Garfield turned 25 in 2003 and that summer Muncie threw him a birthday

celebration. Twenty-five not-for-profit organizations joined together to commemorate his birthday. Jim Davis and Paws’ artists worked with sculptor Brian Kishel to create the Garfield Sculpt: A 48-inch masterpiece molded in rigid polymer and situated on a 31-inch base.

Then, each not-for-profit found a sponsor to purchase the sculpture, and commissioned a local artist to decorate it in a unique and ingenious way reflecting the fat cat’s personality and the theme chosen by the not-for-profit. The finished statues were then signed by the local artist, as well as by Garfield creator, Jim Davis.

Several of these still remain in Muncie. They are located in private and public spaces. As for those in public space visitors and locals alike see the wonderful photo opportunities they create.

Map of Garfield statues.

 

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

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

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.

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