Carto-GRAPHICS: Maps or Modern Art?
The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) is coordinating an exhibit, Carto-GRAPHICS: Maps as Art, for the Muncie Downtown First Thursday Arts Walk. This Thursday, November 2, Twin Archer Brew Pub (117 West Charles Street) will be hosting the exhibit starting at 5:00 through 8:00 pm.
Dr. Jorn Seemann, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, has participated in the community arts project for two years. This year Dr. Seemann’s cartography students created artistic maps of Indiana (above, click to enlarge). The maps cover Indiana’s rich history depicted in interesting cartographic styles.
Dr. George Elvin, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, is an advocate of green design strategies and technology. Students in Dr. Elvin’s class created large shelter structures that truly represent unique works of art.
Ball State University students in Heidi Jensen’s drawing class also created original maps for the exhibit. Students visited the Map Collection in Bracken Library to explore the thousands of types of maps for inspiration; then they drew different kinds of artistic maps, including a garden and home neighborhood (above). And student employees of the GRMC also created unique maps for the exhibit.
Maps from the exhibit last year can be viewed on the Libraries' Digital Media Repository.
TwinArcher Brew Pub serves all ages as a restaurant and a bar that serves craft beer. The menu includes fresh ingredients every day. The event is free and open to the public, and the map exhibit is in the western room next to the dining room. (No purchase is required to attend the exhibit).
For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.