Archive for the ‘Displays & Exhibits’ category

David Johnson’s artwork at Kennedy this month

December 13, 2010

About the Artist

David Johnson was born in one of the Midwestern states that begins with the letter “I”. He went to public school, walked beans, detasseled corn, baled hay, worked as a bus boy, janitor, state liquor store clerk, and roofer. He built cement grain elevators on the Mississippi River, picked apples in Washington state, put together the Ferris Wheel for the carnival, worked in a K-Mart Pet and Garden Center, Sears catalog warehouse, painted houses, and fell off the Christmas tree truck.

David Johnson art display @ KennedyHe attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and received BFA and MFA degrees in Drawing and Printmaking from a couple of different state universities. He has taught at Miami University, Anderson College, Minnetrista and Ball State University where he has instructed Printmaking and Drawing since 1988.

David Johnson has exhibited his etchings, woodcuts and artist’s books in a few hundred exhibitions locally, regionally, nationally and occasionally abroad. He has received a number of awards for his work. His prints and books are in several collections including, the Boston Public Library, Special Collections at the University of Iowa Libraries, The Elvejhem Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Carleton College, the University of Maine, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and the Harvard University Art Museum to name a few.

The present exhibition at Kennedy Library includes selections from an ongoing series of linocuts comprised of views of Middletown (Muncie) and its residents.


Robotics on display at Kennedy

December 10, 2010

@ Kennedy Library

Don’t miss the Muncie Robotics display at Kennedy Library this month!

Art @ Kennedy Library

August 10, 2009

Art @ KennedySuzanne Lambert is exhibiting her colorful abstract paintings at Kennedy Library through September.  Artist Suzanne Lambert splits her time between Europe and the U.S. She works from two studios, one in Cincinnati where she resides with her son, and one in Southwestern France. She works in a contemporary style with mixed media on canvas and paper.

Celebrate Spring with Art

March 19, 2009

PearsThe Art of Martha Gilliom @ Kennedy
Starting April 1

Enjoy the fresh artwork of Muncie artist, Martha Gilliom on display in April at Kennedy Library. Take in the landscapes, still lifes and more. Visit her website at for more information.

Muncie Public Library Salutes Veterans

October 30, 2008

Veterans Day Poster

Monday, November 10, 2008 at Kennedy Library

5:30 p.m.  Our Heroes’ Tree

7:00 p.m.  Conversations Across Generations


The Our Heroes’ Tree Program at 5:30 p.m. will feature donated and created ornaments on the patriotic Heroes’ Tree. Participants are encouraged to bring an ornament, copy of a picture or a story about a loved one who has served or is serving our country. Ornaments can also be made at the program and added to the tree. Any Veteran or service person wishing to share a story or a memory will have the opportunity to have that memory recorded on audiotape or videotape. The shared stories will be used in a future project honoring Veterans and will be made a part of the Local History and Genealogy collection.


The second program at 7:00 p.m. is a viewing of the Ball State Project, Conversations Across Generations: The Cantigny First Division Project Oral History. This moving video was created by students reaching out to hear and record the stories of Veterans. Discussion will follow.


Our Heroes’ Tree @ MPL

October 29, 2008

Our Heroes' Tree

Muncie Public Library is participating in Our Heroes’ Tree initiative sponsored by the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University. The program honors past and present service members and works to create awareness of military families currently affected by deployment.

MFRI is asking public libraries across the state to participate in the program. Kennedy Library and Maring-Hunt Library will each display trees for the community to decorate.

To participate in Our Heroes’ Tree, people need to simply create a handmade ornament honoring a service member in their family or community from past or present wars, conflicts or peacetime operations. Bring the ornament to Kennedy Library or Maring-Hunt Library beginning November 1, where it will be placed on the tree with other ornaments. Supplies to create ornaments will also be available at each Library location. Photocopied pictures (no originals please) and stories about the individual service members may also be submitted and will be placed in a binder on display near the tree.

By participating in the Our Heroes’ Tree project, you will be honoring a family member or loved one from the past or present by acknowledging their service and dedication to our country!

Abe Lincoln at Maring-Hunt

July 16, 2008

Indiana's Lincoln Exhibit


Indiana (Lincoln’s childhood home) and the rest of America, will honor Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday (February 12, 2009) with a bicentennial celebration that kicks off in February 2008 and continues through 2010. Stop by Maring-Hunt Library during regular Library hours from July 7-August 31 to experience “The Lincoln Family Album,” an interactive and hands-on display for the whole family.