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 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: https://vimeo.com/268696347

 

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Albany Glass Museum

Albany Glass Museum

Albany Glass Museum

Featuring pressed glass patterns made in Albany IN from 1893-1903. Thanks to Ernest & Sue (Wooters) Coleman, for donating their collection of Albany glass. Come check out this fine collection of glass. Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays 3:30 – 5:30 pm or by appointment.

105 South Broadway
Albany, Indiana
 

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Bowman Art Glass

Bowman Art Glass

Bowman Art Glass Studio, LLC is the only stained glass retail shop in the Muncie area. Established in 2006 as a full service stained glass studio and retail shop on a part time basis and went to full time in 2010. Our store has over 1200 square feet of retail space and a large well equipped studio where we teach classes and have our workshops.

Our goal is to provide excellent customer service and as a result we always try to stay on top of the latest tools and techniques in order to assist you. There is always a knowledgeable person here to help with ideas or advice on your latest project. Although we don’t always have the answer to every question we will do our very best to get the information for you.

We stock stained glass from many manufacturers in hundreds of colors and textures and try to stock the new glass as it becomes available. We carry tools and supplies for the hobbyist as well as the professional glass artist. I personally try all the tools before they are placed on our shelves to sell. We also stock the new pattern books and CDs as they are introduced and become available.

Although we try to keep in stock anything and everything you may need sometimes that is not possible. We are happy to order in whatever you need if we do not have it in our inventory, there is never an added charge for this. If you are looking for something specific you are welcome to call or email ahead and we will check our stock for you. Although we truly enjoy personal contact with our customers we do realize that some people live quite a distance from our shop, so we are willing to ship anything you might need. Just contact us by phone or email and we will be happy to help.

3929 West Kilgore Avenue
Muncie, IN 47304
Phone: (765) 281-4527
Fax: (765) 281-4541
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Catalyst

Catalyst

Catalyst

 

Catalyst was commissioned for Minnetrista by Virginia B. Ball to honor her husband, Edmund F. Ball. The design represents partnership, giving and stewardship which were important ideals of Mr. Ball. It was also intended to represent a century of giving by the Ball family, their stewardship of the land, and Minnetrista as a catalyst in the community. The sculpture was dedicated in June 2004. The artist is Beverly Stucker Precious of Indianapolis.

The completed sculpture is comprised of 32,000 pounds of limestone, 17,000 pounds of stainless steel and 2,000 pounds of dichroic and plate glass. Forty-four hundred hours went into the fabrication of steel for Catalyst, which is 26 feet in diameter. It is located at the main entrance to Minnetrista.

https://www.minnetrista.net/blog/blog/2017/05/25/local-history/catalyst

Ed’s Glass & More

Ed’s Glass & More

Ed’s Glass & More

Ed’s Glass & More has the best deals on candles in the area! Also, a large selection of glassware (vases, candle holders, jars, coffe mugs, etc.), cement yard ornaments, holiday and house decorations, silk flowers, and more! Great for wedding planning!

1300 S Batavia Ave, Muncie
(765) 282-7046
 

 

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Indiana Glass Trail in Delaware County!

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, the E.B. Bertha Ball Home are available daily thru Minnetrista.

The Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass, generously funded by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation established by Marilyn and Eugene Glick, was built to support and promote the practice of the contemporary glass arts at Ball State University and in the East Central Indiana Region. The center’s studio spaces, equipment, faculty and staff support a broad-based and dynamic undergraduate and graduate curriculum in contemporary glass as well as community outreach and education about the glass arts. General visitors are welcome and encouraged to come into the Front Atrium. Artists are often working in the hot shop and visitors can observe them through the viewing window or examine the glass artworks on display in the cases.

The Indiana Glass Trail connects artist studios, glass-related events, educational opportunities, museums, demonstrations and all that create the statewide glass community. Indiana’s tradition and history of glass arts has roots in the late 19th century and can be experienced first hand today in both century-old and state-of-the-art venues. Visit studios, galleries, historic sites, festivals, and workshops located around the state, in 17 designated Indiana counties ready to welcome you.http://www.indianaglasstrail.com

“Don’t Miss a Moment in Muncie/Delaware County” for interesting glass history and displays…

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