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January 2021

Karen’s Favorite Things

January 1 - February 14
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Located in our Center Building’s Heritage Gallery, will be a unique look at many of the wonderful and curious items from the Minnetrista Heritage Collection. The exhibit was curated by Karen Vincent, who will celebrate her retirement in 2021 after more than 3 decades of service across the institution.

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Bob Ross at Home – Artist, Teacher, Friend

January 1 - August 15
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Join us to view and enjoy many Bob Ross original paintings never before seen on public view. Bringing together paintings from private individuals, artwork from Minnetrista’s own museum collection, and photographs of Bob Ross, this exhibit will be a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t want to miss!

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Giants, Dragons, & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures

January 23 - May 9
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

The world is full of stories about brave heroes, magical events, and fantastic beings. Tales of mythic creatures have been with us for thousands of years, sometimes inspired by living animals or even fossils. Together, mythic creatures give shape to humankind’s greatest hopes and fears, and most passionate dreams. Minnetrista is thrilled to be hosting Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The world of Mythic Creatures, an exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History. Dive to the depths with sea monsters,…

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February 2021

New Year’s Cooking Class, Chef Jyll Everman

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

Returning by popular request! After a 2 month stint competing on Food Network’s Food Network Star, Jyll quickly realized she loved teaching on camera! Jyll’s approach to cooking resides in her personal acronym M.I.T.G: Make It Taste Good! After professionally cooking for 12 years, Jyll is armed with tools, techniques and tricks to teach the home cook how to make delicious food without the stress. Interested in attending? This event is free and open to the public. Simply reserve your spot by…

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First Thursdays – DWNTWN Muncie

February 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 1, 2021

Canan Commons Downtown Muncie, 500 S. Walnut St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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Join us on the first Thursday of each month from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. for a gallery walk around DWNTWN Muncie. Watch and learn from local artists as they perform their craft in various DWNTWN shops. Enjoy their company and purchase their unique creations. If you have an event you would like to have added to the monthly gallery guide, please send your info to: Dr. Natalie Phillips at nephillips@bsu.edu.

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Tea & Talk at Minnetrista: History of the Rose Garden

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $5; member discounts apply Registration deadline: February 9 Learn from Minnetrista’s very own Horticulture Manager, James Edwards, as he shares about the history of our beloved Rose Garden. In this virtual event you will learn about variety of roses in the Garden, what they symbolize, how the Rose Garden came to be, and its importance to Minnetrista.

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Orchids and Valentines at Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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With over 2,000 orchids, Ball State Univ. has the largest collegiate orchid collection in the USA. Follow and learn more here: http://bsu.edu/orchids . More info to come. Also visit Rinard Orchid Greenhouse - Ball State University Facebook page. Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 2500 W. University Ave. Ball State University Muncie, Indiana 47306 765-285-8839

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Brunch at Minnetrista: Valentine’s Day

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $25; member discounts apply Registration deadline: February 10 Register here Minnetrista Catering invites you and yours to join them for a Valentine’s Day brunch. You will have the choice of a variety of delicious pastries, made to order omelets, scrumptious side dishes, and more! Come enjoy your Sunday morning with us and we will do all the cooking!

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Chef Demonstration & Wine Pairing Dinner

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $35; member discounts apply Registration deadline: February 19 Register here We invite you to join us for a night of entertainment, exquisite food, and beautiful wine pairings. Our very own Executive Chef, Abigail Baron, will dazzle guests with her culinary creations in an interactive food demonstration. Guests will then get to enjoy her creations with a thoughtfully chosen wine pairing.

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March 2021

BSU 86th Annual Student Art Exhibition Opens to the Public

March 2 - March 24
Ball State University Muncie, United States + Google Map

The School of Art and The Griner Gallery invites the public to the 86th Annual Student Art Exhibition, a competitive juried show honoring the School of Art's outstanding student artists. The opening reception is Saturday, March 20 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. The show will run from Tuesday, March 2  - Wednesday, March 24 The show is juried by a professional artist from outside Ball State, resulting in an exhibition that includes a broad range of artworks, media, and styles. This…

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First Thursdays – DWNTWN Muncie

March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 1, 2021

Canan Commons Downtown Muncie, 500 S. Walnut St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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Join us on the first Thursday of each month from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. for a gallery walk around DWNTWN Muncie. Watch and learn from local artists as they perform their craft in various DWNTWN shops. Enjoy their company and purchase their unique creations. If you have an event you would like to have added to the monthly gallery guide, please send your info to: Dr. Natalie Phillips at nephillips@bsu.edu.

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Tea & Talk at Minnetrista: The Juror’s Process

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $5; member discounts apply Register here Join the Juror for this year’s 31st Annual Minnetrista Juried Art Show, Carl Schafer, as he shares about the jurying process. He will lead a virtual walk-through of this year’s show and share his thought process on jurying an art show. This event is an exclusive first look at this year’s Juried Art Show. Carl is a trained art historian whose 25+ year career in the museum profession has focused on organizing exhibitions…

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Community Photographers Day at Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Take advantage of the early morning light to photograph orchids and other tropical plants, large and small. Bring your cameras, tripod and an assortment of lenses and surround yourself with beautiful orchids and other tropical plants. The Rinard Orchid Greenhouse is located in Christy Woods on the Ball State University campus. The facility houses the largest collegiate collection of orchids in the USA in a lush tropical setting. There is always something in bloom throughout the year. Access from University…

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Brunch at Minnetrista: St. Patrick’s Day

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $25; member discounts apply Registration deadline: March 10 Register here Minnetrista Catering invites you to join them for a St. Patrick’s Day brunch. You will have the choice of a variety of delicious pastries, made to order omelets, scrumptious side dishes, and more! Come enjoy your Sunday morning with us and we will do all the cooking!

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Glass Workshop: Hot Shop Glass Easter Eggs

March 20 @ 9:00 am
Glick Center for Glass, Tillotston & W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN United States
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Cost: $55; member discounts apply Registration deadline: March 17 Register here 9-9:45 a.m. 10-10:45 a.m. 11-11:45 a.m. Experience the heat and glow of the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass at Ball State when you create Easter eggs this spring! Take advantage of an opportunity to make your own glass decorations for your home. All tools, supplies, and safety gear will be provided. This workshop welcomes both beginners and intermediate level glass workers.

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Wheeler Orchid Collection Anniversary Celebration – 50 Years!

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sign up for this unique virtual program. Housed in educational and interpretive facility, the Wheeler-Thanhauser Orchid Collection and Species Bank, abbreviated as WOCSB, was originally donated to Ball State University in 1970 by W.O and Goldie Wheeler of Indianapolis. In 1987, over 400 orchids were donated by Al Thanhauser of Connecticut; and 1,000 plants were give by Dr. Charles Bracker of West Lafayette in 2008. In 2014, the WOCSB was moved from the original greenhouse to the new Dr. Joe…

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A Taste of Muncie

March 28
Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St. Downtown
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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This annual fundraiser features cuisine from several of the finest restaurants and food vendors in the area. Attendees are invited to sample items and vote on “The Best of Taste” in various categories. All proceeds from the event benefit Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ arts programs and events. More info to come... Taste of Muncie 2018. Kaiti Sullivan

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April 2021

First Thursdays – DWNTWN Muncie

April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 1, 2021

Canan Commons Downtown Muncie, 500 S. Walnut St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
+ Google Map

Join us on the first Thursday of each month from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. for a gallery walk around DWNTWN Muncie. Watch and learn from local artists as they perform their craft in various DWNTWN shops. Enjoy their company and purchase their unique creations. If you have an event you would like to have added to the monthly gallery guide, please send your info to: Dr. Natalie Phillips at nephillips@bsu.edu.

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Brunch at Minnetrista: Easter

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Minnestrista, 1200 West Minnestrista Parkway
Muncie, IN 47303 United States
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Cost: $25; member discounts apply Registration deadline: March 31 Register here Minnetrista Catering invites you to join them for an Easter brunch. You will have the choice of a variety of delicious pastries, made to order omelets, scrumptious side dishes, and more! Come enjoy your Saturday morning with us and we will do all the cooking!

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Bob Ross Painting Workshop

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $70; member discounts apply Registration deadline: April 7 Register here Paint with a Certified Ross Instructor on the site where Bob painted for years. This workshop is the perfect opportunity to get creative and learn to paint like Bob. Just bring yourself and we will provide everything you need to have a great time. Just like Bob said, “Let’s get crazy!” All supplies are included. This event will be socially distanced and masks are required.

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