lucinda rarick, instructor of art at ball state university, will lead a public tour of the muncie city hall art collection during this year’s artswalk event on thursday, october 7th, 2010. mayor sharon mcshurley arranged to have offices and lobbies open for the rare viewing.
the pieces were selected by the muncie city hall art committee, comprised of local professionals, collectors and art educators from the muncie area. acquisition of the collection was funded by grants from the community foundation, ontario corporation foundation and other interested friends. the original brochure states: the committee has presented this collection as a gift to the citizens of muncie for the enjoyment and pleasure of all who view it.
more than 20 artists represented in the impressive collection were all residents or former residents of delaware county when the city hall building was completed in 1991. the collection includes paintings and prints by francis and beulah brown, dave dale, jim faulkner, george mock, hill sharp and other professionals.
to participate in this unique opportunity, interested citizens are asked to meet at the reception desk on the first floor of city hall at 5 pm on thursday, october 7th. copies of the brochure will be distributed. limited parking will be available in the city hall parking lot, or in the star financial bank lot next door. city hall is located at 300 n. high street in downtown muncie.
for more information, contact genny gordy at (765) 284-8422.