Chaney Youngblood Artwork ‘The Beauty of Depression’ on Display at Cornerstone

Judith Barnes second-floor gallery.Judith Barnes second-floor gallery.

By Dee McKinsey—

The Exhibition will run through the month of July

MUNCIE, IN“The Beauty of Depression,” by Chaney Youngblood, is on display at Cornerstone’s Center for the Arts. 520 E. Main St., in the Judith Barnes second-floor gallery.

Despite the title the displayed artwork is colorful, vibrant and inventive. Youngblood frequently works with found materials.

Youngblood is Cornerstone’s catering coordinator. This 23-year-old, self-taught artist is a native of Muncie and a graduate of Muncie Central High School.

She describes the exhibition as a collection of art from her life this past year as an artist and “an alternative point of view no matter how deep the depression hits.”

Youngblood’s exhibition is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Cornerstone Center for the Arts offers opportunities for creative expression for all through community and rental spaces in a historic setting.  Thousands of area residents attend meetings, weddings and civic events, in addition to taking classes in art, dance and music. Cornerstone is home to Orchestra Indiana and The Bridge Church.  For additional information go to or call 765-281-9503.

Chaney Youngblood artwork

Chaney Youngblood artwork samples.