Under the direction of Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Poetry Slam/Spoken Word will begin every third Thursday at Art and Soul by Phoebe Gallery at 409 South Walnut St in downtown Muncie. The first Poetry Slam is tonight, Thursday, March 18, from 7 to 9 p.m.
This will be an open mic event with live entertainment, as well as a BYOB event and refreshments will be served.
Art Soul by Phoebe Gallery is opening its arms to all forms of Arts in the community. I want this Gallery to be alive with the Arts. I want this to be a place that people can not only see artist’s work, but can actively experience and participate in the arts, all forms of the arts, and it won’t cost an arm and a leg to do it, said gallery owner, Phoebe Wantz.
Additionally, the Humpback Barn Poets Group will begin meeting at the Gallery on Saturday afternoons.
Heartland Stage Company has made the gallery their home base, and has begun conducting their Board meetings at the gallery.
Second Tuesdays has been offered to the Thespians in the community for Open Mic Night, so they can do their thing, too. This would include alternate nights of, perhaps, IMPROV NIGHT, DRAMATIC READINGS, STAND-UP COMEDY, etc. Once again, this would be a BYOB event with refreshments served.
Debra Gindhart Dragoo is starting childrens’ art classes on Saturdays at the gallery. Michael DuQuette, Curator at the gallery, will begin adult oil painting lessons at the gallery. He also is going to be teaching a workshop in the near future to artists on how to prepare an art resume. Those interested in either of these should contact the gallery at 765-288-0005.
Recently, the gallery has already been approached about having a wedding at the gallery.
We have been told over and over how comfortable people are when they visit our gallery, and that is what we are going for, said Wantz, enjoying and appreciating and participating in the arts is a joyful part of life. This is why I wanted to start this gallery, and I wanted to make this affordable for everyone……..and also to have fun with it!
Art Soul by Phoebe Gallery
409 S. Walnut Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305