This is a new murals project from our PlySpace residents Matt Litwin & Victoria Eidelsztein. This latest project is designed as an extension of the DWNTWN Originals project by Downtown Muncie. Artists Matt & Vicky selected individuals and quotes featured as DWNTWN Originals that represent the community and recreated their portraits at Canan Commons. Learn more about the DWNTWN Originals project and everyone else featured at www.downtownmuncie.org/mto
More of their work can be found on the exterior walls of Thai Kitchen (1413 S Walnut St.), Madjax Makers Hub (corner of Madison and Jackson), Connection Corner (1824 E Centennial Ave), and more!
This life-sized, bronze statue of Hurley C. Goodall is located in Fireman’s Park at the northwest corner of Madison and Jackson Streets. Muncie Arts and Culture Council is honored to spotlight the Dedication of the Hurley C. Goodall Statue as a “10 for 10 MACCtivity” ー a series of events we’re highlighting in 2019 to recognize MACC’s 10th anniversary of celebrating and supporting arts & culture in Muncie! Learn more about Muncie’s public art collection at www.munciearts.org
The statue was designed by Hoosier artist, Bill Wolfe and cast at Sincerus Foundry in Indianapolis. Muncie’s Parks Department, S.A. Boyce Corp, Wilhoite Monuments, and Jay-Crew Landscaping prepared Fireman’s Park for the statue, under the guidance of Community Enhancement Projects.
Hurley C. Goodall was born May 23, 1927 in Muncie. A graduate of Muncie Central High School, Goodall served a tour in the United States Army as part of the occupying force in Japan at the end of the Second World War. Upon returning home, he married Fredine and began work at Muncie Malleable Foundry. Goodall became active in Labor and Civil Rights at this time, becoming a leader of both in Muncie. In 1958 he was hired with John Blair as the first paid African American firefighters in Muncie. After retiring from the MFD in 1978, Goodall was elected as a Muncie representative in the Indiana General Assembly, a role in which he served until 1992. Upon retiring from elected office, Goodall began work at Ball State’s Center for Middletown Studies, compiling the history of Muncie and Delaware County’s African-Americans. Goodall served on numerous boards, including the Muncie Board of Education and is a lifelong member of the NAACP – Muncie Chapter.
Extess is the newest and perhaps most colorful public art installation in Muncie. Dedicated in the new Cornerstone Park at the corner of Main and Madison streets, Extess was commissioned by the City of Muncie from PROJECTiONE – a local fabrication company. Made from aluminum, the artistsâ€™ design of Extess â€œis computationally driven by delaunay triangulation, which is a relationship of a set of points to its closest neighbors. This algorithm seemed a fitting way to visually represent the interconnectivity of downtown.â€ As one drives or walks by the piece, the entire look and feel of the installation changes constantly.
Built in 1907, originally named Nebosham, this was the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Ball. The home has been beautifully restored and is used for educational programs but is also available for scheduled tours. The center provides stimulating intellectual opportunities for all persons in the Ball State University and East Central Indiana communities through programs that are presented in an informal learning environment.
400 W Minnetrista Blvd., Muncie 765-285-8975