Exhibition of imaginative, environmentally-related works of art | Garrett Clipper



GARRETT – A new exhibition of works by Brian Gordy, Genny Gordy and Peggy Breidenbach opens on Friday at the Garrett Museum of Art.

The work of the trio is described as imaginative and environmentally related.

The exhibition is open on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition will stay in the museum until July 25th. The museum is located at 100 S. Randolph St.

Brian Gordy from Muncie has been painting watercolors since 1976. He taught art in public schools, universities, and privately for more than 30 years.

His watercolors have primarily focused on turtles and the Indiana river habitats. In conjunction with his artwork, Gordy offers educational presentations on turtle identification in libraries, state parks, and environmental organizations. Water in nature is the predominant theme in his watercolors.

Gordy exhibits throughout the United States and has won many awards including Best Watercolor at the 2013 Hoosier Salon and is represented in galleries in Indiana and Kentucky. His works are in the permanent collections of the Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Richmond Art Museum, Indiana University, Minnetrista Cultural Center, and more than 100 corporate and private collections. He was named an IN Artisan by the State of Indiana.

“My work is a conversation between my consciousness and the ridiculous and spectacular universe,” said Genny Gordy, Muncie resident, describing her watercolor and ink work.

Her work includes crows, frogs, snakes – and even human parts – as well as a range of garden shapes.

She taught art in public schools and at the university level for 12 years. She and her husband Brian owned the Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. for 26 years. Genny Gordy was actively involved in developing the downtown Muncie arts district.

Gordy has participated in many solo and group shows and judged competitions in Indiana. Her themes of nature, social affairs, gardening, science and much more let the audience immerse themselves in their universe.

After years of study and various other art courses, Breidenbach came to ceramics as a second profession. She has been teaching ceramics at the Indianapolis Art Center since 2003.

Their ceramic shapes refer to those found in nature such as stones, fossils, bones and seeds. These artifacts of the living world are enlarged in her ceramic art in order to “increase their beauty and effect,” said Breidenbach.

Her work for this exhibition is part of her Accommodating Series, which is a meditation on the feminine, aging and what remains. Breidenbach regularly exhibits her work in exhibitions in Indiana and other states.

The museum’s opening hours are Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 4-7pm and Sunday 1-4pm. Other opening times are by appointment on 704-5400, online at garrettmuseumofart.org, @_gmoa or on Facebook at the Garrett Museum of Art.


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