Print Exhibit + Photo Exhibit = Artful Feb

David Johnson's Animal Farm

David Johnson’s Animal Farm

Printmaking will headline the gallery show for February in our Annual BSU Print Exhibit. Spearheaded by BSU professors David and Sarojini Johnson, the exhibit always includes a few of their top students, as well as their own. David is known for his multi-colored relief prints that often depict farm animals, crows, or portraits of people in public settings. His wife, Sarojini, typically produces intaglio prints with a decidedly decorative – exotic – flavor. Vines, birds, the moon are often framed in floral vines, textures and twilight colors. “Frog and Lily” depicts a blue frog, beautifully textured, with orange lilies on yellow-green lily pads.

David Johnson works from life. What he sees, people he knows, animals in pens at the fair. The artist determines the focal point in his bold and colorful scenes; crows, people, or pastel-colored pigs in pens. We can’t look away, as the images are so familiar to us, yet take on a dream quality by their isolation, colors, arrangements. The artists sees, and wants us, his viewers, to see, too.  There will be a short talk by the artists at 6 PM about their work and this exhibit, which includes students, Terre Keck and Brandon Beeson.

The Annual BSU Print Exhibit will open in our gallery on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 5 PM.  A new, second exhibit will open our “Small Exhibit Series” with photos by recent BSU grad Amelia Morris. “I like to think of the work as a series of public and private confessions, ” offers Morris, “my post-grad blues.”  There will be talk about this exhibit at 6:30.

Light refreshments will be served. The opening hours are 5 to 8 PM. For more information, call Gordy Fine Art & Framing at (765)284-8422 or email,

Sarojini Johnson's seductive intaglio prints invite a storyline for the viewer.

Sarojini Johnson’s seductive intaglio prints invite a storyline for the viewer.

Feb 2013
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Sunlight in the Gallery

The gallery looks beautiful this time of year.  Strong sunlight sneaks in under the awning and bounces off the 100-year old polished wood floor, giving the whole space a perfect “artist’s light.”  Coffee and cookies await guests – a recent addition to our daily customer service list. On the wall – that beautiful, historic, absolutely authentic gallery way – Larry Graham’s photos and (surprise) rather abstract paintings hang. Good stuff.  Graham was our professor at Ball State University, and we are so pleased to exhibit his work. He has many followers, friends, former students, and they still trickle in, catching these last days of his show, up through November 30th.

Then comes the Annual Salon Show, opening on December 6th! We represent two dozen artists (listed below), and for the Annual Salon, we exhibit up to 3 pieces from each of them.  This is one of the times we are most pleased to have a hanging system in place on our gallery wall. Trying to arrange up to 50 pieces of art is tough, but it would ruin our beloved wall if we were placing nails each time, and we don’t have to do that. (We installed a Walker Hanging System years ago; no nails!) The Annual Salon is typically our greatest challenge, as far as art hangings go, but the resulting exhibit is always breathtaking. Fortunately, the exhibit stays up for two months, through January 31, 2013.  Pieces that sell, in the meantime, can be easily removed and some minor tweaking will correct the arrangement of paintings, drawings and prints.

Please consider bringing any of your out-of-town guests downtown for a gallery visit, complete with coffee and cookies. They will get a good look at the dynamic art scene we enjoy here in Muncie and Delaware County. Perhaps they’ll even want to take some art home! GFAF artists include: Kim Anderson (pottery), Scott Anderson (painting), Sue Beach (pottery), Carol Burt (pottery), David Dale (pastels), Eric Ernstberger (acrylics), Jim Faulkner (watercolors), Charlene George (oils), Brian Gordy (watercolors), Corey Hagelberg (printmaking), David Johnson (printmaking), Sarojini Johnson (printmaking), Suzanne Marie Lambert (acrylics), Paul Laseau (watercolor), Cheryl Anne Lorance (bronze & glass sculptures) Jan McCune (jewelry), Alan Patrick (oils), John Peterson (pottery), Martin Price (pottery), Margie Prim (oils) and Carol Strock-Wasson (oils).

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Nov 2012
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