Scabrous Sciaphobia Oct 2 – Nov 1, 2014
Something frightening is brewing in the gallery at Gordy Fine Art & Framing. An exhibit titled, “Scabrous Sciaphobia,” featuring artwork by Lynette Whitesell, will hang for the month of October, and it may just give some patrons the shivers. “Scabrous,” can mean, “having a rough surface,” or, “full of difficulties.” “Sciaphobia” is a fear of shadows. Together, these words create a perfect expression for the haunting month in a century-old building in downtown Muncie.
Born and raised in Hartford City, Indiana, Lyn is a fine arts graduate of Ball State University. She has worked in East Central Indiana for sixteen years as a graphic designer, illustrator, and creative director and has won numerous awards for her graphic design work. She has also taught at the collegiate level, conducted arts workshops, participated in the Governor’s Arts Awards, and serves on the board of Arts Place in Portland, Indiana. Whitesell’s paintings are primarily mixed media and feature heavy pigments and strong hues juxtaposed with photos from long ago. The recipient of two Indiana Arts Commission Artist Grants, Lyn has exhibited her work in art shows and galleries, and has work in numerous public and private collections.
The artist will speak briefly about her work and answer questions beginning at 6:15 PM. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. There will be art-related activities for both children and adults. Gordy Fine Art & Framing is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, call 765-284-8422, or visit Gordy Fine Art & Framing on Facebook.