Current Exhibition

Summer Invitational

June 1 – July 29, 2017


Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. will celebrate First Thursday June 1st from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for our fourth annual Summer Invitational. The exhibit will feature work by several area artists who will be on hand to engage with viewers. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

The Summer Invitational is designed to introduce some of the most interesting new work our region offers by exclusively exhibiting artists not currently represented by GFAF. This refreshing shift in the gallery’s regular programming brings together artists from Central Indiana and beyond whose artwork spans several disciplines including oil painting, sculpture, and found object art. Exhibiting artists are Hunter L.V. Elliott, Lexi Musselman, Aaron Leif Nicholson, and Shantanu Suman. The exhibit will be on view for two months through the end of July, offering visitors an extended opportunity to experience fresh, new art from beyond the Muncie scene.

Elliott is an internationally exhibited artist currently living in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He received an interdisciplinary BFA in Sculpture and Printmaking from Kent State University in 2014 and has exhibited work throughout the United States and South Korea. Elliott’s practice explores informational systems, language, measurement, process, perception and technology.

Musselman received her BFA with a concentration in painting from Ball State University in May 2017. Although predominately working in large-scale oil painting, she explores her practice further through video, sound, and installation art. She considers herself an abstractionist with a focus on the figural. She tends to investigate themes relating to personal history, focusing on events from her childhood and her relationships with her family and their friends.

Nicholson earned his MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2007 and his BFA in Sculpture from Herron School of Art and Design in 2003. For the last decade he has taught a number of art courses ranging from Art Appreciation to Metal Casting. He has exhibited in the United States, Canada, China, and the United Kingdom. When he isn’t in his studio, he’s in his backyard experimenting with Permaculture Design or taking a hike in the woods.

Suman is a graphic designer from India currently working as an Assistant Professor of Art (Visual Communication) at Ball State University, Indiana. He is a Partner + Creative Director at Open Door Design Studio (ODDS). After working as an art director for over six years in India, he left his job to study design at the University of Florida where he earned his MFA. In 2012, he traveled to India for 45 days, carried out extensive research, and collaborated with friends to make “Horn Please,” a documentary film that narrates the story of the Indian truck art.


Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art.  The Summer Invitational may also be viewed through Saturday, July 29, 2017 during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, call 765-284-8422.