Hurley Goodall: Muncie Icon

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open the exhibition Hurley Goodall: Muncie Icon, Thursday October 4, 2018 from 5 – 9 pm .

Photographs will be drawn from the Ball State University’s Archives and Special Collections, a department of Ball State University Libraries.  Copies will be sold to benefit the Delaware County Historical Society’s effort to commission a statue of Muncie’s great African American leader.

Gordy owners Barbara and Carl Schafer are working in partnership with Michael Szajewski,  Assistant Dean for Digital Scholarship and Special Collections at the Ball State University Libraries.  Selected photographs will explore the African American community in Muncie and focus on Mr. Goodall.

The exhibition will concentrate on memorable events and people in photographs from the Black Muncie History Collection which was presented to Ball State by Mr. Goodall in 1980.  “This exhibit will honor Hurley Goodall’s vast impact on Muncie and East Central Indiana,” says Szajewski, “highlighting the rich cultural fabric and history of Muncie’s African American community that Goodall helped to both document and empower.”  Through sales of the photographs, this month-long exhibition will raise money for the statue and generate a new appreciation for Mr. Goodall as Muncie’s first African American firefighter,  first African American school board member, and first African American legislator.

Hurley Goodall: Muncie Icon will be displayed through the month of October.



Closing Reception for Monkey Thunder VI
Saturday, October 29th 1 – 3 pm

Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will host FROM BEYOND: ALIENS IN MUNCIE, an artist guided costume and video making event, this Saturday, October 29th from 1 – 3 pm as part of the closing reception for their current exhibit, Monkey Thunder VI. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

FROM BEYOND: ALIENS IN MUNCIE invites the public to join Karl Erickson as he explores the following questions:

Are you, or is anyone you know, an ALIEN?
Have you ever felt like you were a being from OUTER SPACE visiting THIS PLANET?
Are you an Intergalactic Visitor on a quest for Inner Peace?

If so, Karl Erickson is here to help. As part of his ongoing project about finding inner peace through outer space, Erickson will guide guests as they make their own wearable, alien creations as well as their own short videos of enlightenment-seeking extraterrestrials encountering Muncie and one another for the first time.

Dedicated space and time for costume design and execution will be available in the downtown gallery Saturday afternoon 1 – 3 pm. Costume making materials will be provided, but guests are encouraged to bring their own materials as well, especially clothing and headwear to serve as a base for each creation. Participants will be documented in their completed costumes.

In addition to costume creation, participants can also collaborate with Erickson to generate their own short video scenes about aliens seeking transcendence. All raw material produced will then be uploaded to The Cloud and available to participants to edit their own short science-fiction films. The final result will be a series of thematically linked short science fiction videos exploring enlightenment. These videos will be posted online and screened at future Monkey Thunder events.

Karl Erickson a visual artist focusing on the moving image with video and animated gifs. His subject matter includes science fiction, environmental issues, motivational language and temporal/spatial dislocations. Featured in the Monkey Thunder VI video exhibit for ArtsWalk, his recent video project, We Could Be Transcendental Apes, is a re-imagining of sci-fi B-movies as quests for enlightenment. A version of the multi-part work was shown at Field Projects Gallery in New York City, where Erickson was the 2015 Resident Artist. He earned his BFA in Sculpture from Wayne State University and his MFA in Studio Art from The California Institute of the Arts. He is the Ball State University School of Art’s new assistant professor of Digital Media and Computer Art.

Oct 2016
AUTHOR braydee

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ArtsWalk 2013 – Putting It All Together

A style show for ArtsWalk? As soon as Patricia Nelson mentioned it, we were sold.

Nelson is super talented, professional, and easy to work with, and the idea of a style show on the biggest night of the Muncie art gallery year sounded perfect for our space. After all, these weren’t “off the rack” styles to be modeled, but high art that just happens to be wonderfully wearable.

Nelson and her longtime collaborator, Grand Rapids artist Ann Baddeley Keister, will present garments created from recycled Japanese kimono fabrics and corresponding jewelry pieces by Nelson. The pair had discovered, early in their friendship, that they shared an aesthetic of color and pattern, along with a deep appreciation for Bauhaus design principles.

Months of long-distance dialogue took place as each artist constructed her portion of the collection. “The production of both garment and accompanying jewelry piece occurred simultaneously, allowing for much give and take in the process.”

According to Nelson, “Size and scale are important issues; a certain drama is sought but wearability is paramount.” These pieces were constructed “to hang and flex without being heavy, to skim the figure and be appropriate for a number of body types.” Even though each artist worked in her own technical and material specialty, “both jewelry and garments are products of intense dialogue regarding formal, conceptual, and aesthetic decisions” between the two women.

Rotating Fans Ensemble

Runway shows will take place at 5:30 and 6:30 PM on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Seating is limited, but the models will mingle in the gallery between shows.

Oct 2013
AUTHOR braydee

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