First Thursday Opening: 'De la MER et le CIEL - Of SEA & SKY' + 'The New Zealand Collection'
Thursday, May 3, 2012
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company
224 E. Main St. Muncie, IN
|What||Art - exhibitions, france, jewelry, metal etching, metalworking, new zealand, painting, speakers, stone crafts, travel|
Artists through the ages have traveled to far-away places for inspiration and new views of the world. The two artists featured for the May exhibit at Gordy Fine Art will offer their individual views of France and New Zealand for Muncie gallery guests.
Suzanne Lambert paints large, lush canvases of color and feeling. "De la MER et le CIEL - Of SEA & SKY" features swirls and dabs that dance together, then apart, with special sensitivity to light and rhythm. In the painting “2 Shores 2 Souls,” one almost feels the golden light on each “shore,” with the central swirling sea of cold blue that divides them. Offers the painter, “I was inspired by a quote from Khalil Gibran, ”Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” Lambert maintains studios in Ohio and France, and makes regular visits to her family in Muncie.
Jan McCune, recently retired art teacher, just returned from a 21 day trip through New Zealand. The prolific artist produces one-of-a-kind pendants in silver and copper, adding etched textures and interesting, sometimes rare, stones. This exhibit will feature 21 new pendants inspired by the trip, including Maori motifs, such as carvings, tattoos, the spiral and fish hooks. Stones include amber and jade, which the artist learned to carve during her visit. Titled, “The New Zealand Collection,” each pendant may be viewed as a small format work of wearable art.
A reception for the artists will be held First Thursday, May 3rd , 2012, from 5 to 8 PM at the downtown gallery. The public is encouraged to attend, and light refreshments will be served. The other downtown galleries will also be hosting exhibits, and there is no charge to attend.
Each of the artists will give a short talk during the event. McCune will speak and answer questions beginning at 6 PM, followed by Lambert at 6:30.