Wondrous in The Ordinary: Photographer Claire Heineman On Exhibit at Gallery 308

Gallery 308 begins 2011 with an exhibit by photographer, Claire Heineman, whose first solo show at the Gallery is entitled Wondrous in the Ordinary. The opening reception for the new exhibit will be held during the First Thursday art walk, January 6, from 5 to 8 pm in the historic Downtown Muncie arts and cultural district.

A native of Kentucky, Heineman has lived in the Muncie-Yorktown area for the past 20 years. During that time, the former owner of a portrait studio has worked at Clarian Ball Hospital in Interventional Radiology. She spends her free time behind her camera capturing moments that keep her spiritually and emotionally balanced.

Until recently Heineman mourned for the rolling hills of Kentucky. But she has come to embrace the beauty and peacefulness of the flat lands of Indiana and continues to look for the ‘Wondrous in the Ordinary,’ the title of her upcoming show at Gallery 308.

Heineman studied photography with some of the masters, such as Josephine Sacabo, Joyce Wilson Holt, Linda Lapp, Jack Spencer and Dan Burkholder. In 2008, 2009, and 2010 her work was seen at the Gallery’s Members Show, as well as the annual Wine Dinner Art Auction which raises money for the Gallery and ARF.

Arts patrons will also recognize her work from the Open Spaces: Art about the Land exhibit at Minnetrista in 2009 and 2010, as well as Minnetrista’s Juried Show. She is a past recipient of Best Madison County Scene and People’s Choice awards from the In Focus Juried Show at the Anderson Art Center and received the 2010 Jurors’ Award from Gallery 308’s Paperchase exhibit last spring. Also in 2010 she showed her work at the RAM Juried Show in Richmond, Indiana.

This show at Gallery 308 continues through January 28.

Gallery 308, located at 308 East Main in downtown Muncie,  is a 501(c)(3) community art gallery which exists to provide exhibition space for artists, encourage innovative work and serve the community as a cultural and educational resource. The Gallery opens a new exhibit every First Thursday. Contributions to Gallery 308 are tax-deductible. For more information about gallery hours, volunteer and donor opportunities, please call 765-289-8575 or visit www.gallery308.org.