Color Ocean/Color Land

Abstract painter Suzanne Lambert and GFAF owner and artist Genny Gordy to exhibit together in the gallery throughout the month of September.

Suzanne Lambert is well-known for stunning mixed-media canvases of poured, dripped, and sprayed paints. The former dancer seems to transfer dance moves into her work; colors flow and are embellished with staccato beats, swirls, and arabesques. Titles give hints to the artist’s meaning or refer to the place of inspiration. That could be the Ohio River Valley or the French countryside; Lambert splits her residence/studio space between two continents. “My intention is to visually convey, through color, tone, and composition, the feeling and essence of places…I visit, the people I experience.” She continues, “Energy of life moves me; I wish to bring this feeling to the viewer, to touch them, and, perhaps, to lift the soul…” Lambert will fill the main gallery with new works and speak about her work during the opening reception on September 5, 2013, at 6:15 PM.

Where Ever You Are, You Find the Sun

Genny Gordy will hang an exhibit of photos and watercolors in the Nook gallery. Titled, “”iGarden,” the show exposes the acre of land in town that Gordy and husband, Brian, somewhat wildly maintain and that Genny’s iPhone camera readily captures. Fruit trees and grape vines share space with raised-bed and traditional vegetable gardens. Flowers and herbs fill every view; artworks dot the landscape – a Kim Anderson bird bath, a Matt Lynch sculpture, and an Amish fertility sign painted by a friend. A cabin, possibly 80 years old, serves as Genny’s garden shed. A blue desk in the shade is used as a garden bench and is the background for many photos. A small bridge connects upper and lower yards where wildlife, from deer to heron to flying squirrel, has visited through the years. “It is where I reconnect with the ground beneath my feet and work out thoughts and muscles,” offers Genny. “Every day, I step out my back door into the wonder of the gardens and return renewed. These images are my attempt to share that colorful magic with others.” Gordy will speak about her work at 6:30 PM opening night.

Vegetable Basket on Blue

The exhibits continue through September 30th and may also be viewed during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 to 5:30; Saturday, 9 to 3, or by appointment.

89th Annual Hoosier Salon + GFAF Artists

The Hoosier Salon is a statewide not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to create an appreciation for visual art by promoting Hoosier artists and their work. This year, The Hoosier Salon, founded in 1925, celebrates its 89th annual exhibition.

GFAF is proud to announce three of our represented artists had works accepted, two of whom received merit awards at the opening reception Friday, August 9th.

Daylilies & Phlox

Alan Patrick, Daylilies & Phlox, oil

wasson hoosier salon 2013

Carol Strock Wasson, Value is in the Eye of the Artist, pastel (Best Pastel Award)

Carol Strock Wasson, Overpass Morning RYB, pastel (Outstanding Pastel Award)

Working the Bank

Brian Gordy, Working the Bank, watercolor (Best Watercolor Award)

The exhibit opens August 13, 2013 at the Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN. More than 100 Indiana artists are represented in this 138 piece show. Get there before it closes September 28th!

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Aug 2013
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