MUNCIE, Ind. – The spring tradition continues at the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) with Art in Bloom, a free public flower show on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, with extended museum opening hours at noon. 5 pm both days.
Available activities range from flower demonstrations to live music, guided tours of the Ball State University Museum and handicrafts. Parking on Campus Drive on the Old Quad lap is free on weekends.
Art in Bloom celebrates HOME through innovative floral interpretations created by the region’s top designers – originating this year from Muncie, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis – and inspired by significant works from the museum’s collection.
“Art in bloom is always a wonderful opportunity to celebrate spring in Muncie through the intersection of floral design with works of art from around the world,” said Robert La France, director of DOMA. He also pointed out that the tradition and the museum are “benefits for a big city that everyone can enjoy in the American Middletown.”
The Art in Bloom Weekend is also an opportunity to view the special exhibition “Body Language: The Art of Larry Day,” which closes its DOMA exhibition on May 21st.
Over the weekend, visitors can view floral interpretations of the museum’s six favorite works of art and then vote for their favorite arrangement to win the People’s Choice Award, which will be released on Monday, May 16th.
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Presented by sponsors – including this year’s main sponsor, Ada Rose Design – this annual event serves as a fundraiser for HOME. Proceeds from Art in Bloom support Friends of the David Owsley Museum of Art and the Ball State University Foundation in their mission to fund museum acquisitions, exhibitions and programs, the statement said.
In addition to seeing prominent flower arrangements, visitors can enjoy a variety of performances and activities on both days.
HOME is located in the Fine Arts Building on the north side of Quad Ball State University. Information: bsu.edu/doma
Providing assistance for the rehabilitation of the historic Cornerstone Masonic Temple
MUNCIE – The Cornerstone Center for the Arts will receive $ 50,000 in support to renovate the wall for its building, a historic former Masonic temple.
The Muncie City Center Arts Center is one of 15 recipients of the Federal History Fund grant totaling more than $ 575,000, awarded by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation and Archeology for conservation and archeology projects nationwide.
The six-story Gothic Cornerstone building was completed in 1926 and was the largest Masonic lodge in the state. The brick and limestone masonry on the west side of the building exposed to the weather shows decaying bricks, several vertical cracks and a lack of mortar that contributed to water infiltration and damage to interior plastered finishes, according to a DNR statement.
Previous support helped in the masonry renovation of the third part of the floor of the west elevation, approximately the upper third of this wall. This project will rehabilitate and renovate the wall on the second floor and the second mezzanine.
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