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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.


Manga @ MPL

April 10, 2008

Manga is used in the English-speaking world as a generic term for all comic books and graphic novels that were originally published in Japan. However, Manga is often considered an artistic and storytelling style that can also encompass non-Japanese works. The term AmeriManga is sometimes used to refer to comics created by American artists in a Manga style. Manwha is the Korean equivalent of that idea. From

Sonata Glass Sculpture @ Kennedy

April 3, 2008

Christopher RiesNearly 75 people were in attendance to hear and see the presentation by noted glass artist, Christopher Ries. Immediately following his presentation, the crowd was joined by additional customers and Library supporters eager to get a glimpse of the sculpture. The art area at Kennedy was filled to capacity as Ries and Patricia Schaefer, who donated the sculpture to the Library, lifted the cloth to reveal Sonata. The glass sculpture is an etched blue crystal multi-dimensional disk. It weighs more than 700 pounds and is nearly 7 feet tall including its pedestal base. Also in attendance at the event was Tom Hawk, owner of Hawk Galleries in Columbus, Ohio. Virginia (Ginny) Nilles, Muncie Public Library Director, thanked Schaefer for sharing this magnificent piece of art with Muncie Public Library and the Muncie community!

Kennedy Sculpture Unveiled

March 20, 2008

This sculpture will be displayed at Kennedy Library. You are invited to join us as this breathtaking artwork is unveiled…

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

3 pm Christopher Ries Presentation

4 pm Unveiling of “Sonata”

4-5:30 pm Reception-Enjoy Music and Refreshments

Kennedy Library, 1700 W. McGalliard Road, Muncie, Indiana

Visit the artist’s website here.

MPL’s 2008 Edible Book Festival

January 17, 2008

Bookworm Entry from Chicago

The time has come! The 2008 Muncie Public Library Edible Book Festival is back! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 5, at the newly renovated Kennedy Library (which is scheduled to reopen February 14, by the way!)  This event is based upon the International Edible Book Festival which involves participants creating edible works of art based on books.

Information about entry guidelines may be found here. Registration forms may be picked up at any MPL location, or printed from here and returned to any MPL location.

MPL’s December Art Exhibit

November 30, 2007

Fowler’s experiences, both in and out of the military, have exposed her to life around the globe.  She takes special pride in being a card carrying Mach Buster, having ridden in two F-100s faster than the speed of sound.  Her works have been hung as far away as Germany and Prague in the Czeck Republic, and as close as Alabama, Kansas, California, Oregon, Texas, and Indiana.  Of local note, a postcard replica of “Stairs at Kimbrough House” was used to advertise for an art show at the YWCA Muncie.  Her honors have included a graduate assistantship to Eastern New Mexico University and a piano scholarship in Chautauqua, NY.  Janis has a love for the musical arts as well, having brought some of it alive with her piano.  Her love for music has been spread through teaching in both the United States & Germany.  She also hosted a weekly program “Kaleidoscope” for American Radio Network out of Los Angeles, CA, including interviews with The Four Freshmen, Bob Flanigan, National Symphony Orchestra violinist George Marsh, and King Sisters‘ Donna King.  She currently resides in Muncie, IN.

November 14, 2007


Flotation Device by Dana Wright-Wiggans

Flotation Device by Dana Wright-Wiggans

Come and visit Maring-Hunt Library from now until November 30. The Traveling Exhibition of the Hoosier Salon is on display. Nearly 20 works of art, some small and some quite large are framed and ready for viewing. See fine examples of Indiana artists’ work, (like those shown in this post) including oils, acrylics, pastels and water colors. Portraits, still lifes, landscapes and other subjects are well-represented.

Night Travelers by Ronald Mack

Night Travelers by Ronald Mack

The Hoosier Salon is an organization that promotes the appreciation of Hoosier artists and promotes art appreciation in communities and schools across the state. Ribbons on the wall next to each piece of art shows any prizes the art received in a juried art show designed to select “Hoosier Art at Its Best.” Do you agree with the selections?

Be sure to stop at the Circulation Desk or the Reference Desk for a beautiful full-color booklet highlighting the entire Hoosier Salon competition.

Interested in more Hoosier Art Information?