Burris Elementary School map of Muncie
Hannah Barnes 2015 art exhibit at University Libraries
First Thursday Arts Walk at Twin Archer, December 2016
Getting Carto-GRAPHIC: Art Maps Program in Downtown Muncie
The Ball State University Libraries GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) will provide a workshop featuring maps created as works of art. The program will be in the Colonnade Room at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts (520 East Main Street) on Tuesday, October 17 from 6:30 to 7:30.
The program will include maps created by artists who specialize in creating cartographic works, including Martin Haake, Lucy Letherland, and Libby Vanderploeg (above). And maps submitted to the Instagram “They Draw and Travel” account and books series will also be presented. Books detailing the art of cartography from the Libraries’ collection will also be available.
Art students from Burris School created hand-drawn maps (above, click to enlarge) that will be presented in the program. In December 2016, the GRMC coordinated a First Thursday Arts Walk maps exhibit called “Home.” Students from Ball State University professors Hannah Barnes’ watercolor and Jorn Seemann’s cartography class created maps for the special show. (The watercolor maps are included in a special collection in the Libraries’ DigitalMedia Repository). These maps will be presented at the program, and attendees will get a sneak peek at some of the maps being created for another First Thursday exhibit on November 2.
The program will also include information about how to create maps using online resources and design software. And attendees can learn about creating their own cartographic works that can be donated to the Libraries’ collection of maps or displayed as art.
Admission to the program is free and open to the public, and free parking is also available. For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.