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In Memory

In memory of our former members, several MAG members participated in painting one or more squares of each photograph. The framed paintings were presented to their families.

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Sylvia Doris LaRue, 2/1/28 – 6/9/19

A native Hoosier, Sylvia was an active member of the Muncie Artist Guild since 1994. Sylvia was blessed with artistic talent and regularly participated in local art shows and displays including the Muncie Artist Guild Annual Art show, Humpback Barn Festival, and Minnetrista's Art About the Land Show. She won many awards including Best of Show at these events. Sylvia enjoyed painting all varieties of flowers, with a focus on roses.


She was loved by all for her kindness, sense of humor, artistry, sass and was a true delight to know. 


Sylvia was one of several artists who participated in MAG's philanthropic paintings of the City of Muncie Centennial Celebration Mural presented to the City of Muncie and the mural presented to Ball State University on June 14, 2019, in honor of their 100-year celebration.


Susie Burns 8/5/1948 – 8/24/2019.


A Muncie native, Susie she attended Ball State University Honors College and graduated with a B.S. in physical education in 1971. Susie was also an accomplished oil painter and featured in collections throughout the US and Canada. She taught oil painting and was known for paintings of "old Muncie" and farm animals. She won many awards and often donated her paintings to different charities and organizations. She was a 20-year member of the Muncie Artist's Guild and the Muncie Artist’s Club serving as a 2-term president in each organization.

Susie was one of several artists who participated in painting the City of Muncie Centennial Celebration Mural presented to the City of Muncie.

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Ann Clark 1934 - 2023.


Ann was a long-time member of MAG who worked primarily in watercolors and collages. Ann grew up in East Central Indiana but moved to and lived in Florida and then Ohio for several years after retiring from teaching. When she and her husband moved back to East Central Indiana a number of years later, she joined MAG and has been an honorary member for the past several years.


“I loved MAG and I it gave me the joy to paint.”

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