Kevin Campbell – Pieces of Infinity

           

The exhibition Pieces of Infinity showcases the paintings and sculpture by artist Kevin Campbell.  All of the works are expressions of the interconnectedness of the natural world.  Each individual piece is “inherently part of something larger than itself,” says Campbell speaking about what has driven his art for decades.

The exhibit will be anchored by his drawing of tiny interlocking puzzle pieces which is well over 100 square feet.  The drawing is a map that guides his Puzzle Project and will be shown to the public for the first time to offer viewers a direct understanding of the artist’s motivation.   The Puzzle Project is a work of art that has no edge and so it “can be added onto – can ‘grow’ indefinitely.  As it grows, pieces and groups of pieces are separated and treated as individual works of art.”  These pieces and groups of pieces will be hung and for sale in the Gordy gallery.  Those who own a piece of the Puzzle Project will forever have a place in the larger composition.

“Works of art are often referred to as ‘pieces of art,’” says Gordy owner Carl Schafer.  “For Kevin Campbell this is literally true.  He is making only one work of art that has many pieces.  The title of the show, Pieces of Infinity refers to the fact that Campbell has placed no boundaries on his single work of art.  It can continue forever and each piece will always have its place.”

Pieces of Infinity will be exhibited throughout the month of March.  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. 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, visit www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

 

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24
Feb 2018
AUTHOR Barbara Schafer
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Holiday Art Showcase

A feast for the eyes, the Showcase offers drawings, jewelry, paintings, prints, and pottery by more than 25 East Central Indiana artists.  Prices range from $1 to $2,000, with most falling between $30 to $200. From whimsical “Funcie” signs and shirts to handcrafted mugs and plates. Paintings capturing Indiana’s rural landscapes in various media to hand-bound journals and letterpress cards.

“The Holiday Art Showcase is a great opportunity to find unique holiday gifts with a connection to the city we live in,” says Gordy owners Barbara and Carl Schafer. “Often our customers are shopping for friends who have moved away from Muncie, or for their grown children who need something special to remember their hometown. Useful things such as mugs, bowls, and t-shirts are popular since they are used every day.”

The Holiday Art Showcase will open on First Thursday, November 2nd from 5-8 PM. Carl and Barbara Schafer will introduce the show during a brief talk at 6:15. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served giving customers the opportunity to buy unique objects created by local artists for holiday decorating and gift giving. The show will run through December 31st. New works will be added throughout the holiday season.

 


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. 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, visit www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

30
Oct 2017
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All About the Land: PASTELS OF DAVID DALE AND POETRY OF ANDREW HUBBARD

Pathway into Autumn

by Andrew Hubbard

Our two most compelling symbols

The pathway which is
Freedom and discovery,

And the fence which is
Boundary and restraint,

Blend them,
Border them with trees,
Focus them with light

And you have the gift
Of ancient Chinese wisdom—
Tao, the Middle Way


All About the Land: Pastels of David Dale and Poetry of Andrew Hubbard

Artist David Dale, well-known for his deep concern for the environment and natural resources, has partnered with Andrew Hubbard, who has published two books of poetry reflecting on the connectivity of humanity and nature. Their project is titled All About the Land: Pastels of David Dale and Poetry of Andrew Hubbard.  An exhibition will open to the public at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company on September 7, 2017.  Proceeds from sale of the work will benefit Red-tail Land Conservancy.

“We at Gordy are so pleased to be a part of this project to highlight and support the important work of Red-tail,” said Gordy owners Barbara and Carl Schafer. “We are equally pleased to be the venue to welcome David Dale back to Muncie.”

Hubbard and Dale met in Nashville, Indiana where he moved after his retirement from David Dale Designs several years ago. They were neighbors and active members of the creative community there.  Dale has since moved back to Muncie and asked Hubbard to partner with him in the creative community here.

Their art is inspired by visits to Red-tail lands, now totaling more than 2,600 acres at 36 sites in East-Central Indiana counties. “I work in the studio, but painting outdoors is my passion,” said Dale. “For each image, there is a poem by Andy sharing the same subject. Sometimes my painting responds to his poem, and other times, his poem responds to my painting. They will be exhibited side by side.”

“The experience of working in these remarkable settings is intensely rewarding,” Hubbard adds. “We hope that the works will enable you to participate in the vibrancy of a special place and time.”

Red-tail Land Conservancy’s mission is to preserve, protect, and restore natural areas and farm land in east central Indiana while increasing awareness of our natural heritage.  “We hope Dale and Hubbard’s portrayals of these preserved sites will inspire Hoosiers to appreciate the splendor of nature and join Red-tail in its mission,” said Red-tail’s Education and Outreach Coordinator Julie Borgmann.

“I look forward to any opportunity to walk in our woods, and love to accompany David and Andy on their visits,” said Executive Director Barry Banks. “I can’t wait to see the Red-tail renderings that will emerge in the coming months.”

David Dale is well-known in East Central Indiana and beyond for his years as an interior designer, and now paints full time. He studied art at the Fort Wayne School and Museum and has taught in the Ball State University School of Art. His major exhibits include, River Odyssey, Two Artists Follow the Wabash, and Oakhurst Gardnens through the Seasons. He has received numerous awards in competitions, including those hosted by The Hoosier Salon, Indiana Heritage Arts, Richmond Art Museum, and Minnetrista.

Andrew Hubbard holds degrees in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and Columbia University.  For most of his career, he worked as Director of Training for a number of major financial institutions. He is a well-known speaker on the topic of corporate training and has authored three books and dozens of articles on the subject. He has published two books of poetry, Things That Get You, and The Divining Rod, both through Interactive Press.

Fourth Annual Summer Invitational

Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, June 1st from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for the gallery’s fourth annual Summer Invitational. The exhibit will feature work by emerging 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 has to offer by exclusively exhibiting artists not currently represented by GFAF. This refreshing shift in the gallery’s routine brings together artists from throughout Central Indiana and beyond. 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.

26
May 2017
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All About the Land: Pastels of David Dale and Poetry of Andrew Hubbard

Odyssey

by Andrew Hubbard

Imagine effortless perfection.

Imagine this river
Not making a wrong turn
In a thousand years,
Reflecting every leaf and cloud
With passion and precision
Nourishing the deep roots
Of the silver maples
Who offer tribute in return:
Showers of golden leaves
Gifted to the river current
Wherever it may venture.


All About the Land: Pastels of David Dale and Poetry of Andrew Hubbard

Artist David Dale, well-known for his deep concern for the environment and natural resources, has partnered with Andrew Hubbard, who has published two books of poetry reflecting on the connectivity of humanity and nature. Their project is titled All About the Land: Pastels of David Dale and Poetry of Andrew Hubbard.  An exhibition will open to the public at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company on September 7, 2017.  Proceeds from sale of the work will benefit Red-tail Land Conservancy.

“We at Gordy are so pleased to be a part of this project to highlight and support the important work of Red-tail,” said Gordy owners Barbara and Carl Schafer. “We are equally pleased to be the venue to welcome David Dale back to Muncie.”

Hubbard and Dale met in Nashville, Indiana where he moved after his retirement from David Dale Designs several years ago. They were neighbors and active members of the creative community there.  Dale has since moved back to Muncie and asked Hubbard to partner with him in the creative community here.

Their art is inspired by visits to Red-tail lands, now totaling more than 2,600 acres at 36 sites in East-Central Indiana counties. “I work in the studio, but painting outdoors is my passion,” said Dale. “For each image, there is a poem by Andy sharing the same subject. Sometimes my painting responds to his poem, and other times, his poem responds to my painting. They will be exhibited side by side.”

“The experience of working in these remarkable settings is intensely rewarding,” Hubbard adds. “We hope that the works will enable you to participate in the vibrancy of a special place and time.”

Red-tail Land Conservancy’s mission is to preserve, protect, and restore natural areas and farm land in east central Indiana while increasing awareness of our natural heritage.  “We hope Dale and Hubbard’s portrayals of these preserved sites will inspire Hoosiers to appreciate the splendor of nature and join Red-tail in its mission,” said Red-tail’s Education and Outreach Coordinator Julie Borgmann.

“I look forward to any opportunity to walk in our woods, and love to accompany David and Andy on their visits,” said Executive Director Barry Banks. “I can’t wait to see the Red-tail renderings that will emerge in the coming months.”

David Dale is well-known in East Central Indiana and beyond for his years as an interior designer, and now paints full time. He studied art at the Fort Wayne School and Museum and has taught in the Ball State University School of Art. His major exhibits include, River Odyssey, Two Artists Follow the Wabash, and Oakhurst Gardnens through the Seasons. He has received numerous awards in competitions, including those hosted by The Hoosier Salon, Indiana Heritage Arts, Richmond Art Museum, and Minnetrista.

Andrew Hubbard holds degrees in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and Columbia University.  For most of his career, he worked as Director of Training for a number of major financial institutions. He is a well-known speaker on the topic of corporate training and has authored three books and dozens of articles on the subject. He has published two books of poetry, Things That Get You, and The Divining Rod, both through Interactive Press.

First Thursday – RITUAL by Erin Colleen Williams

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. will celebrate First Thursday February 2nd from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for Ritual, an exhibit of new drawings by artist Erin Colleen Williams. The artist will speak briefly about her work at 6:15 PM. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

Working both two-dimensionally and three-dimensionally, Williams’ uses interdisciplinary media and methods to examine the relationship between the conscious self and hypothetical past, present, and future. She cites scientific principles, contemporary culture, interspecies communication, and material intelligence as the primary influences that inform her creation of alternate realities using physical objects. Her work also examines western museological and archaeological practices in order to perpetuate instances of awe and wonder in the physical world.

Ritual, William’s latest body of work, is a series of drawings which contemplate the interdependency of human, animal, and object. Inspired by narrative illustrations, mythology, memento mori, and historical occult imagery, the work visually describes intangible emotions such as loneliness, revulsion, sacrifice, compassion, and the universality of death. The word “ritual” also refers to the act of daily drawing, a sometimes mindless repetition of pattern and line, which is a meditation in itself.

Erin Colleen Williams received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Material Studies, focusing in metalsmithing and sculpture, and her BFA from Syracuse University in Metalsmithing. Williams worked as a senior lecturer in Metalsmithing / Jewelry at the University of the Arts and Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, PA; and as an Adjunct Professor in Jewelry / Metalsmithing at VCU. She also coordinated the Graduate Programs of Museum Studies, Fine Art and Book Arts / Printmaking at the University of the Arts. Prior to relocating to Indiana in 2016, she worked as the Graduate Coordinator of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Philadelphia Art Alliance; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington DE; Art Space, Raleigh NC; Travers Gallery, Seattle, WA; and more.

Ritual may also be viewed through Saturday, February 25, 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.

28
Jan 2017
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First Thursday – Annual Salon Show

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open its Annual Salon Show on First Thursday, December 1st from 5 – 8 PM. Included in the exhibit will be work by all 25 artists represented by the downtown Muncie gallery. Artists will be on hand to chat and answer questions. The reception will also celebrate the first year of business under new owners Carl and Barbara Schafer.

A feast for the eyes, the GFAF Annual Salon Show celebrates Muncie’s robust fine art scene as dozens of paintings, prints, and pottery pieces fill the gallery. Both new and familiar work will be on view by area artists Kim Anderson, Brian Gordy, Jim Faulkner, Sarojini Johnson, Jan McCune, Alan Patrick, Martin Price, Carol Strock Wasson, and more. This unique exhibit allows for works of art to be taken away at the time of sale, giving patrons the opportunity to consider art in the show for holiday decorating and gift giving.

“There is no other GFAF exhibit that appropriately and visually conveys the impressive amount of artistic talent Muncie and the rest of East Central Indiana supports. The Annual Salon Show is both a testament to that talent and the community of art patrons that continues to reinforce our efforts to grow the local arts scene,” offers Gallery Manager Braydee Euliss reflecting on her tenth year of involvement with exhibitions at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.

Carl and Barbara Schafer will introduce the exhibit and artists in attendance during a brief talk at 6:15. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

29
Nov 2016
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Radicle Traces by Kaylee Dalton

Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday March 3rd, 5 – 8 PM with an opening reception for Radicle Traces, paintings by Kaylee Dalton. The exhibit will feature several new paintings by the artist who will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

“Radicle” refers to the part of a plant embryo that develops into the primary root. Appropriate for March, Dalton’s works are whimsical interpretations of the garden landscape with a focus on “the ever longed for spring season and its perpetual fascination of new growth.” Bulbs, seeds, and blooms, both above and beneath the soil, have all found a home in her most recent work. Exploiting the rare combination of hot pigmented wax called Encaustic with water and oil-based paints, Dalton’s thick paintings, reflect the various surfaces often found in nature.

Dalton received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Ball State University in 2008. She was the 2006 recipient of the Watercolor Society of Indiana scholarship. While attending Ball State University, she received five painting awards, including three purchase awards. Dalton studied with well-known painter Darby Bannard at the University of Miami, Florida. She has shown in over 25 group exhibits including Art Basel Miami. She is a member of the Northern Indiana Artists and recently received the Carolyn Jagodits Memorial Award at their latest exhibition. Locally, Dalton was awarded third place at the Minnetrista Open Space: Art About the Land juried show in 2015.

At 6:15, the artist will speak briefly about her work. Guests are encouraged to ask questions and learn more about the artist as well as her unusual pairing of artistic media.

Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists from East Central Indiana and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. The Paintings of Jim Faulkner may also be viewed 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.

02
Mar 2016
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The Paintings of Jim Faulkner

Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will open “The Paintings of Jim Faulkner” on First Thursday, February 4, 5 – 8 pm. Included in the show will be more than a dozen watercolor paintings by the artist who will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

Faulkner’s dedication, sensitivity, and skill as a painter for more than 50 years has made him one of the most loved and revered artists in this region and statewide. His artistic excellence and contributions to Muncie’s cultural vitality were honored last summer during the inaugural Mayor’s Arts Awards where Faulkner was recognized with the award for Artist in the Community. He has been a full time painter since 1977 at his country home that he shares with his wife Eleanor. They are both great animal lovers, and his studio is in a restored barn.

“I am very taken by the constant change taking place in everything,” says Faulkner. “The new that decays, becoming the old. In the natural world, both new and old seem to hold my interest… I paint the meadows, woods, homesteads, towns, and people of the Midwest, trying to find meaning in the stillness of an old abandoned farm, or the quiet of a snow-covered wood, or even the aging of the human face.”

“Weathered buildings and bent trees are central to the images in this exhibition,” says gallery owner Carl Schafer. “They are evidence of the constant winds and shifting limestone bedrock in our region that have pushed them and allowed them to settle at slightly precarious angles. Over the course of his career, Faulkner has succeeded in defining East Central Indiana’s wide open landscape.”

At 6:15, Carl and Barbara Schafer will introduce Faulkner to those attending, and tributes that have been gathered from his close friends and colleagues will be read. Those attending the event will be invited to write their memorable experiences with the artist and things they find impressive about his accomplishments.

The Paintings of Jim Faulkner may also be viewed 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, visit us on facebook or call 765-284-8422.

27
Jan 2016
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December – First Thursday

Carl and Barbara Schafer invite you to Gordy Fine Art and Framing on First Thursday December 3, 5 – 8 pm. We will open our Annual Salon Show with work from all 25 artists represented by GFAF Gallery. Many of the artists will be on hand to chat and answer questions.

At 6:30 the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will welcome the Schafers as new downtown merchants at a Ribbon Cutting celebrating their new ownership of Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company.

Bring your friends for the many creative experiences available on First Thursday throughout downtown Muncie. At Gordy Framing, we specialize in promoting talented artists from East Central Indiana, and offering expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying your most treasured family possessions and works of art.

We wish you a happy holiday season and look forward to serving you.

20
Nov 2015
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First Thursday: Annual Print Show

In what has become an annual affair, Gordy Fine Art & Framing will exhibit the work of local printmakers for the month of February 2015. Veteran printmaker, David Johnson, an art professor at Ball State University, will exhibit alongside former student and GFAF represented artist, Corey Hagelberg. Johnson has chosen two current students to join them as well: Erin McAtee and Riley Byrnes.

David Johnson, "Homage to George Orwell"

David Johnson, “Homage to George Orwell”

Widely recognized for his colorful impressions of animals, Johnson is a long-time fan of life-drawing and subsequently an avid County Fair goer. He cites “the long line of a horse’s back,” “the funny positions of sleeping pigs,” and “the fluid lines of goats and sheep,” as “great opportunities for your pencil to roam and coast rhythmically.” Where one might be content with the drawings as final works of art, Johnson appreciates the ability of printmaking to democratize the fragility and impermanence of drawing. Both the etching and woodcut processes lend his images a richness and strength respectively that can be difficult to achieve otherwise.

Corey hagelberg, "Electric Dunes"

Corey Hagelberg, “Electric Dunes”

Hagelberg graduated from BSU in 2006 with his BFA in Sculpture, In 2008, he co-founded a playground construction company that allowed him to build hundreds of playgrounds while traveling to 30 different states as well as Guam. Two years later, he returned to BSU for grad school and received his Masters of Art in Printmaking. Upon graduation, he purchased property in the Miller Beach community of his hometown, Gary, IN. A life spent growing up in the Indiana Dunes State Park and his mission to restore glory to the area both culturally and environmentally provide much of the content for his woodcuts. In addition to raising awareness about local environmental issues with his artwork, he serves as a board member for Miller Beach Arts & Creative District and co-founded the Calumet Artist Residency to enrich the community and provide resources for other working artists.

A reception for the artists will be held First Thursday, February 5th, 2015, from 5 to 8 PM at the downtown gallery. Artists will be on hand and a short talk will be given at 6:15 PM. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. Gordy Fine Art & Framing is located at 224 East Main Street. For more information, call (765)284-8422.

29
Jan 2015
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Braydee Euliss: Case Studies

Braydee Euliss Case Studies Installation View

Braydee Euliss has worked on every side of the world of art: student artist, artist, museum preparatory intern, gallery manager, patron, picture framer. A Muncie native, Euliss earned a BFA in Sculpture from Ball State University with a semester at Westminster College in London, England. She has also earned the title of “master framer,” according to her employer, Brian Gordy. Not only does she design and complete frame packages, but Euliss works on gilding projects, bringing old and antique frames back to their former golden glory. And, for the month of April, the talented artist will also be exhibiting in the Gordy gallery.

Case Studies is an exploratory and provocative exhibit that investigates institutional methods of 3-dimensional display. The pedestal, the vitrine, and various incarnations of both have been designed to unobtrusively showcase other objects. Case Studies asks the viewer to acknowledge the contextual framework of display and reconsider its furniture as a medium that filters our perception of what is contained within.

Euliss has participated in numerous solo and group exhibits, including Select Fair in Miami, FL; Contexture at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in Miller, IN; 19th, 21st, and 23rd Minnetrista Annual; 73rd , 74th & 75th Annual Student Art Shows (BSU); Reclaim, Reuse, Renew, Atrium Gallery (BSU); and the Whitewater Valley Annual at IU East, Richmond, IN and several group shows, including the Monkey Thunder series, Bodega at the Murphy Arts Building, Indianapolis, IN, and Resurfaced at Savage’s Ale House, Muncie. The artist was selected for the Art Faculty Award for Outstanding Senior Art Student at BSU in 2010. Other awards include the Muncie Art Students League Annual BSU Student Art Award in 2009 and the Lucia Mysch Scholarship Award in 2009.

The opening reception for “Case Studies” will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM at the downtown gallery. Light refreshments will be served and the artist will be introduced at 6:15 PM for a short talk, and to answer questions about her work. The exhibit will continue through April 30, 2014, and may also be viewed during normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday, 9 to 3, or by appointment. Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. is located at 224 E. Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, call 765-284-8422.

07
Apr 2014
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