Artist Turned Farmer: An Art Exhibition by Erica Markley

When Thursday, January 3, 2019
Where Cornerstone Center for the Arts
Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery, 2nd floor
520 E Main, Muncie, IN 47305
What Art - downtown, dwntwn, exhibitions, painting


Join Cornerstone Center for Arts on Thursday, January 3 for the opening reception of Artist Turned Farmer, an art exhibition by Erica Markley. The reception will take place in the newly renovated Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in conjunction with January’s First Thursday events.


Through her work on a small homestead, Erica Markley has developed a style of painting that is best described as delicate and familiar. Painting scenes that are derived from her mental and physical residence, her visions of a distant landscape are inspired from memory and longing. Adduced from her own thoughts, the colors she puts to canvas are “landscapes coming from a familiar and detached place”. While she has been using acrylic and oil to define her art since 2015, her work has branched into multiple areas of uniqueness including animal husbandry and agriculture. Now, she experiments with portraits of strangers and the creation of tangible, locally made products. Erica’s mantra is that through art, one is set free to see the world as they wish.

Artist Turned Farmer will be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of January.


For more information about the exhibition call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 23 or visit