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About Carl Schafer

Carl Schafer is co=owner of Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company in Muncie, Indiana. He is a trained art historian whose 25+ year career in the museum profession has focused on designing exhibitions and caring for works of art in virtually all materials representing the world’s major civilizations across time. That experience informs his work as a craftsman when restoring antique picture frames and designing replica frames. His expertise includes water gilding, oil gilding, hand-carving, and custom toning, as well as rebuilding of damaged ornaments and gilded surfaces. Carl works with several museum clients and also with individual clients to rescue family treasures that have suffered accidents or poor storage conditions. He has worked as a community leader as the founding president of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, promoting the activities of arts organizations in Muncie. Carl currently serves as chair of the Muncie Mayor's Arts Awards steering committee.