Light Symphony

Light Symphony

Colored glass and light are combining to create a mammoth work of art in the foyer of Ball State’s Music Instruction Building. The unique 23-by-40-foot 3-D light painting by artist Stephen Knapp (American born 1947).

Art critics have called Knapp’s lightpaintings the first new art form of the 21st century. Some of his better-known, large-scale lightpaintings and glass sculptures include “Luminous Affirmations” in Tampa, Fla., and the “Crystal Quilt” in Lincoln, Nebraska.

After months of planning, Knapp constructed the lightpainting near his Worcester, Mass., studio. Once the lightpainting was tested, it was then dismantled, shipped and installed in the Music Instruction Building 2006.

Midwest Antique Fruit Jar & Bottle Club

Midwest Antique Fruit Jar & Bottle Club

The Midwest Antique Fruit Jar & Bottle Club is an organization of people interested in collecting and learning about fruit jars and bottles. While the club is headquartered in Indiana they have members from all over the country. A jar show/sale/swap is held at the Horizon Convention Center and the connecting Courtyard by Marriott. The event is scheduled for January every year. For more information visit their website at: http://www.fruitjar.org/

Minnetrista

Minnetrista

Minnetrista

Minnetrista is your year-round gathering place! Born out of the Ball family legacy, the home of the Ball jar. Minnetrista connects people, encourages engagement, and improves our community. There is always something new to discover at Minnetrista. From beautiful gardens, unique events, interactive exhibits, and engaging workshops, every adventure is unique and fun.
Minnetrista’s forty-acre campus includes beautiful gardens, a modern museum facility, a historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway.

1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie, Indiana
(765) 282-4848
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Sonata

Sonata

The glass sculpture is an etched blue crystal multi-dimensional disk created by noted glass artist Christopher Ries. The sculpture, donated by Patricia Schaefer, weighs more than 700 pounds and is nearly 7 feet tall including its pedestal base. The sculpture was unveiled April 1, 2008.

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, 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. www.indianaglasstrail.com

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

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Muncie, Indiana 47302
765-284-2700
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