MUGS

Throughout the month of October Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will have for sale lots of MUGS made by local potters Kim Anderson, Sue Beach, Carol Burt, John Peterson, Marty Price, and Kyle Rees. Everyone needs a mug for their morning brew. These mugs blend together practicality with art.

During Artswalk on Thursday, October 3rd to continue this theme, selfie mugs shots will be available for you to take by yourself or with family and friends.  Light refreshments of bars (lemon, heavenly, and fruity) will be served. Greg Pyle and Austin Burton will be in the house providing tunes to make you smile.

Natural Influences: Two Hoosiers, Nature, and Their Art

From topographically inspired jewelry by Lisa Walsh to floral designed silks by Carrie Wright, the influence of nature will be celebrated during Natural Influences: Two Hoosiers, Nature, and Their Art.

Carrie Wright, a Muncie silk painter and newly minted Indiana Artisan, will be sharing her beautiful pieces of wearable art.  Wright gives specific attention to several details, such as: where the design elements are likely to fall on the body when the scarf is worn; an appropriate color pallet within the design with careful consideration for the occasion or outfit for which the scarf might be worn; a balanced combination of floral and graphic elements maintaining visual tension and interest.  Wright’s creativity is nurtured by combining the clean design disciplines of the Japanese kimono textile creators and the forward-thinking creativity of European designers.

“I was born and raised amid the fields in northern Delaware County”, says Wright. “I’ve always been inspired by the beauty of Indiana landscapes, fields that stretch to the horizons of both the rising and setting sun. Much of my work is influenced by the flora of the area combined in some way with a bold graphic design element to help balance the piece and prohibit it from becoming flowery or fussy.”

 

Lisa Walsh, a jewelry designer from Lafayette, will be showcasing pieces from her Topography Series. Walsh uses enamels and mixed metals to portray accurate contour lines from topographical maps.  Conceptualized in 2015, this series has received four consecutive Arts in the Parks grants from the Indiana Arts Commission.  The Topography Series includes work featuring Clifty Falls and Spring Mill State Park in southern Indiana, and recently expanded to include areas of Shenandoah National Park where Walsh was artist-in-residence in 2018.

Walsh’s influence is a “fascination with topographical maps which I have had since studying fire science many years ago, but hadn’t incorporated them into my work until relatively recently.  Topography and jewelry are such an unusual pairing that it often opens discussions that lead into important land and conservation issues,” she says.  “Jewelry is the ultimate traveling art, and as such, a great medium for encouraging dialogue between people.”

Michael Miller – Landscapes & Oceanscapes

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will be exhibiting new oil paintings by artist Michael Miller throughout March. Miller moved from Los Angeles to Anderson in 2007 and has a studio in the Union Building.  His new paintings are large and colorful landscapes and oceanscapes.

Miller is known nationally as a painter of golf courses and he is meticulously faithful to the sweeping outdoor scenes he paints.  As a former golf professional, his career is an unusual cross between the sporting world and the art world.  In the 1980s and 90s he was Head Golf Professional at both the MountainGate Country Club in Los Angeles and the Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA.  He learned painting from Gene Mako, who was a Davis Cup tennis champion and the son of the great American painter Bartholomew Mako.  “Miller’s painting style is reminiscent of Mako who used ‘soft edges’ to make images that are more like the way human eyes see the world,” says Gordy owner Carl Schafer.  “This allows viewers to imagine the sounds and smells that would be present in the real place.”

Miller’s painting career includes One-Person shows at both the United States Golf Association Museum in Far Hills, NJ, and the World Golf Hall of Fame Museum in St. Augustine, FL   He has illustrated two books, “The Art of Golf Design” and “The Golden Age of Golf Design” for golf historian and author, Geoff Shackelford.

 

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Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists, provides appraisals, 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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Mar 2019
AUTHOR Barbara Schafer
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Carol Strock Wasson – New Pastels & Paintings

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will hold an exhibition of new paintings by artist Carol Strock Wasson through February.  She is one of Indiana’s most accomplished and beloved painters, and Gordy has represented her work for many years.

Carol Strock Wasson lives and works in Union City, Indiana.  She is an Indiana Artisan and her work is routinely included among Indiana’s most prestigious artists in the Hoosier Salon and the Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition.  Known as a “Plein Air” artist, she often paints outside on location.  Sometimes she finishes paintings in this manner.  Very often she sketches or composes “studies” on location and then returns to her studio to finish them.  “Paintings completed on-site tend to have more excited strokes which show the artist’s sense of discovery,” says Gordy owner Carl Schafer.  “Those completed in the studio are more refined as she spends time clarifying the image and introducing colors that heighten awareness of time of day, temperature, ground water, humidity, and rain.”   Examples of both methods will be on view in the exhibition.

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Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists, provides appraisals, 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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14
Mar 2019
AUTHOR Barbara Schafer
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2018 Holiday Showcase

 

2018 Holiday Showcase

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will feature the works of local artists in its Holiday Showcase on First Thursday, December 6 from 5-8 PM. 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. Greg Pyle and Austin Burton will be joining in the festivities with their musical talents including a favorite Christmas song or two.

Gordy is the area’s leading source for drawings, jewelry, journals, paintings, and pottery designed and made by local artists. Most prices fall between $30 to $200. From whimsical “Funcie” signs and shirts to “Goddess” mugs that celebrate the female form. Paintings and prints capture Indiana’s landscapes and scenes in both traditional and contemporary styles. Jewelry highlight simple cylindrical forms or the beauty of mounted stones. The show will run through December and new items will be continually added.

“The Holiday Showcase offers great opportunities to find unique holiday gifts with a connection to Muncie and East Central Indiana,” says Gordy owners Barbara and Carl Schafer. “Often our customers are shopping for friends and children who have moved away from the area and want something special to remember their hometown. Others want to buy something unique and affordable as well as support the East Central Indiana art scene.”

 

 

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Dec 2018
AUTHOR Barbara Schafer
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MAGIC: Paintings by Alan Patrick

MUNCIE INDIANA – Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company to present Magic, an exhibition of paintings by artist Alan Patrick, Thursday September 6, 5 – 8 pm.   

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will present the exhibition Magic with paintings by artist Alan Patrick throughout the month of September.    The exhibit will feature new paintings by Mr. Patrick who is beloved in Indiana’s art community and is always considered among the most committed and consistent talents of our time.  Throughout the evening, he will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. At 6:15 he will speak briefly about his work.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

Patrick is known for his uncanny ability to capture the mist of early morning in the woods as well as the sunlight and haze of a summer afternoon settling on water and on distant landscapes.  “I can pass by a place a hundred times and that place is just ordinary.  There is nothing of visual interest there.  Then, one day, it’s magic. It has color, form, light, and drama.  It has suddenly become a wonderful place to look at.  I know there is a painting there.”

Patrick has strong roots in East Central Indiana having grown up in Centerville and received his training in painting and ceramics at Ball State University in the early 1960’s.  Soon afterward, he established the well-known Bethel Pike Pottery with John Peterson and David Cayton in Albany, Indiana.  When the pottery closed in 2006, he began to paint full time and has been included in many exhibitions throughout Indiana and beyond.  Several weeks ago he was given the “Award for Traditional Landscape” at the 2018 Hoosier Art Salon which is currently open at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis.

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.

 

Cyber Goes Local at Gordy

Price Raku Crackle Vase

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company is proud to combine CYBER with LOCAL and SHOP SMALL in the launch of its new online store located on its website gordyframing.com.  Go to our website, and click “Browse Our Store” to shop for paintings, jewelry, pottery, prints and much more by artists with East Central Indiana connections.  These are all one-of-a-kind items created in the artists’ personal studios.  Visit often as we are continually adding new items both online and in our gallery at 224 E. Main Street in Muncie, Indiana.

Gordy wants to get people excited about the vibrant art scene we have here in Indiana.  Many of the artists represented are arts educators in the local public schools and at Ball State University, while others are enjoying a retirement with more time to create.   Still others are graduates from Ball State’s School of Art and have established careers as artists in other cities in Indiana and across the country.

Through our holiday season, we are offering 10% off all online orders through December 22nd.  Use the Coupon Code provided on our website.  Simply enter the code at checkout. Orders can be shipped to you or picked up at our gallery through December 23rd.

We hope the online store will help introduce East Central Indiana artists to a broader market both in Muncie and beyond.  Enjoy browsing, buying, and supporting the local art scene of East Central Indiana.

02
Dec 2017
AUTHOR Barbara Schafer
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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, genny@gordyframing.com

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

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

02
Feb 2013
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