March First Thursday at GearBox: Muncie

Muncie Arts & Culture Council is pleased to announce the next First Thursday event at GearBox: Muncie for March 3, 2016 from 5 – 9 PM.

Dynamo Art Collective will exhibit its 7th show “Bold and Broke” featuring work from more than 20 artists. The exhibit is largely comprised of current and former Ball State students and includes drawing, painting, ceramics, glass, metals, photography, video, and multimedia installation.

DYNAMO is an art collective dedicated to creating traveling pop up art shows based in Muncie, Indiana. The artwork is from a mixture of student and local artists with a variety of media and subject, and a strong interest in learning how to exhibit work professionally. The goal of this group is to promote diversity of art throughout our community, and to familiarize students with the exhibition process.

Those interested in joining future DYNAMO endeavors can contact either Katie Norman or Sarah LaBarge at dynamoshows@gmail.com. More info about the exhibit is in their facebook event.

Adjacent to the Dynamo Art Collective exhibit, Space in Motion brings together the talents of Ball State University’s architecture and dance students for a one-time performance in downtown Muncie as part of First Thursday. Twelve Ball State dance students will perform, each occupying a unique environment created by one of twelve Ball State architecture students. Admission is free and music will be provided by Department of Theater and Dance musician, Adam Crawley.

The project was organized by Ball State Architecture Professor George Elvin with Dance Professor Susan Koper and IDIA Lab Director John Fillwalk. “Space in Motion promises to be a very unique experience,” Elvin said. “The students are merging design, dance and music in one of Muncie’s most interesting new art spaces. I think anyone with an interest in any of those things will be glad they came.” More info about this exhibit is in their facebook event.

MACC is thrilled to have been given an early opportunity to help activate the GearBox space while simultaneously facilitating First Thursday events for artists and groups who might otherwise find it difficult to participate in this Downtown Muncie tradition. For more information about how to be involved with First Thursdays at GearBox, please email info@munciearts.org.