First Thursday Will Shine at Cornerstone on April 6th

Cornerstone Center for the Arts is located at 520 E. Washington Street in Muncie. Photo by Mike RhodesCornerstone Center for the Arts is located at 520 E. Washington Street in Muncie. Photo by Mike Rhodes

Local Artists to Display and Sell Work at Cornerstone

By Dee McKinsey—

MUNCIE, IN— Artists participating in the First Thursday, Cornerstone Center for the Arts new monthly arts show, will be displaying their art in the Great Room on the second floor of the building at 520 E. Main Street on April 6 from 5-8 p.m.

Community artists/creatives displaying in April include Cornerstone Center for the Arts staff artists Eugene Boyd, community artists Crosby Family Art, Val Kelley, Jill Palumbo, Ronn Brown, Catherine Cox, Kat and Shannah Mesaros, Miranda Quakenbush, Willow Walters, Christine Barber Bush, Morris Gibbons, Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Angel Gillette, Tom Stader, Brenda McCoy, Shila Youngblood, Rock Art, Deb-Wand Love, Morgan Mercer, Monet Terrell Wright,  TKeyS Crafts and Creations, Sarah Herbert, Grace Longfellow, Tina Caines, Hallie Gick, Nathan Stotler and Maevyn Stone alongside her daughters and Olivia Morrow and Resident Artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo, who coordinates First Thursday.

This month’s featured Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery artist is Matt Blanchfield, a Cornerstone instructor.

Local musician Katie Jo Robinson will provide accompaniment. Dragoo says, “We believe it is important to encourage the creative paths of our artists. We also celebrate the youth who are creative artists in the community.”

Cornerstone offers opportunities for creative expression for all with visual arts, dance, music, and martial arts classes. Cornerstone also provides community and rental spaces in a historic setting. Thousands of area residents attend proms, weddings, 23 corporate conferences and civic events at Cornerstone each year.

Cornerstone is home to artists and art organizations including The Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra Indiana. For additional information on First Thursday, art classes, or rentals and events, please go to or call 765-281-9503 EXT. 150.