Robert Pierce Eagerton
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting
Robert Eagerton has been a painter and printmaker for over 40 years. For many of those years he produced his own complex, hand printed color lithographs from images drawn directly on lithographic stones in his studio. Now, all of his prints are created digitally on an Epson 9500 printer or IRIS printer using archival inks and papers.
Performing Arts; Visual Arts: Painting
Work in painting dates back back to the early 80s. Expressionist, surreal, abstract are areas explored. A spiritual endeavor in all work, whch includes film work and perfromance art. In film, surreal and absurd. Currently working on a documentary about unconventional artist Raymond Thunder-Sky.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Works on paper
East creates 2-D cell style hand drawn cartoon animation.
Jean Marie Easter
Visual Arts: Crafts
Conservation of picture frames and gilded objects; architectural gilding, frame making, teacher of gilding and frame history, matting and framing. Easter is a conservator of picture frames and gilded objects. She also works with architectural gilding, frame-making, matting and framing. She also teaches these processes and the history of framing to others.
Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
Eberbach describes her illustrations and paintings as colorful art that hovers somewhere between realism and whimsy.
Robert Thomas Eberle
Visual Arts: Painting
I use expressive brushstrokes and subtle colors to evoke a poetic quality in my work. My aim is to paint impressionistic landscapes that instill peace, images that the viewer loves at first sight and never tires of. I draw inspiration from nature and strive to reflect the beauty of our environment in my paintings.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Performing Arts: Music
Lori became a professional singer almost by accident. She started out acting and graduated with a theater degree from Ball State University. As a senior in college, she started taking private voice lessons because she knew she “could carry a tune and had a pleasant voice” and wanted to be more marketable as an actor. After college, she continued private voice lessons with a teacher that kept encouraging her to audition for roles in musicals. Her first role was that of Lady Larkin in “Once Upon a Mattress”, and she has been singing ever since.
Still focusing on acting, she received her master’s degree in fine arts in the Professional Actor Training Program at Ohio University. She then went on to live in New York City for four years and did numerous concerts and cabarets there before returning home to the Midwest where she now entertains audiences throughout Indiana.
Lori also performs with the Indianapolis Opera and has appeared in productions of La Boheme (Puccini), The Merry Widow (Lehár), Turandot (Puccini), Falstaff (Verdi), and most recently in The Magic Flute (Mozart).
She also works frequently with her close friend and performing partner, Tim Spradlin. In addition to many concerts and cabarets together, they were both seen in the TimBru production of the 2-person Off-Broadway hit musical, The Last Five Years. They have also paired up together on “The Last Night of the World” from Miss Saigon, which can be found on Lori’s CD “Incredibly Eclectic” and on Tim’s CD, “Belt, Ballad and Blues”.
Outside of New York City and Indiana, Lori has performed in Quilters at the Commonweal Theatre (Lanesboro, Minnesota), as Laurey in Oklahoma!, Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly and Mrs. Manningham in Angel Street – all three at the Monomoy Theatre (Chatham, Massachusetts). She has also worked at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (Cincinnati, Ohio) in productions of A Christmas Carol and Miss Julie.
Other favorite roles include: Marguerite St. Just in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Low-Dive Jenny in The Threepenny Opera, Rosamund in The Robber Bridegroom, Lizzie in The Rainmaker, and Wilhelmina in The Passion of Dracula.
Mirvia Rivera Eckert
Visual Arts: Painting
After years of working as a graphic designer, during which I used my creativity to distill clients’ ideas and concepts into visually striking imagery, I am fortunate to be at a point in life when I can use that creativity to express ideas of my own. I am a painter. And it is as wonderful and daunting as I had imagined.
There are few things scarier than exposing your work to the world. You pour your heart and soul into a painting and fear what others may think. But it’s that very thing that makes it wonderful, as well.
All of my life finds a way into my paintings: my Puerto Rican heritage, spirituality, love of family and friends, and my fascination with nature. All designs are painted to the outer edges and wrap around the board, making framing unnecessary. My work portrays its subjects as stylized and a bit surreal, with a variety of bold, vibrant colors using crisp lines and shapes, in a style clearly influenced by the earlier years of my career.
“I am an actor, director and teacher and work in the field of theatre for young audiences. I direct plays for young audiences as well as teach at the University level instructing students in the art of Process Drama.” Nancy Eddy
Visual Arts: Painting
Whether I am working with watercolor, gouache, oil or mixed media, I especially enjoy translating the emotion of the moment through the richness of color. My technique tends to be deliberate and straight-forward, and I am especially fascinated by simplicity, or a less is more approach to painting.
Visual Arts: Photography
I am a photogrpher shooting in most genres with emphasis on portrait and high dynamic range image.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Painting, Photography, Textiles
“My work welcomes viewers into a world where whimsey and wisdom intertwine where thoughts move through the mysteries which surround us all. Using an abstract, expressionistic style, I explore themes through symbol. My artistic journey leads me to incorporate various types of media into my pieces-fabric, paint, photography, metals and wood.” Elyce Elder
Visual Arts: Painting
I grew up in a military family and spent my first twelve years living throughout the United States, Japan and France. Living in France for four years brought extensive travels throughout Europe. In addition to memories from Japan, Colorado, California, Kentucky, Virginia and Florida, my life in Israel has provided me with a rich source of visual imagery and human experience.
Shortly after I turned 20, I left San Franciso to fly to Israel, seeking a separate life and identity of my own. Little did I know that I would be 35 years old before I would be able to return to the United States. During those years in Israel, I raised a large family, taught English with the Berlitz Language School, ran a horticulture program, and drew, painted, and created large textile designs while working toward a degree in English literature in an Israeli university. Returning to the United States in 2004 enabled me to rediscover the physical beauty of America, reflected in my work, and to focus on a painting degree at Herron. I continue to balance my love of writing and literature with my painting ambitions.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Sculpture
I am a digital illustrator. I am aspiring to be a world renowned graphic novelist, character designer, children’s book illustrator, etc. I’m gonna leave my mark.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Sculpture
“I work with the figure and its relationship to the landscape and the environment.” – Ellis
Performing Arts: Music
“I have been performing in the community and around Indianapolis for approximately 37 years. I’ve enjoyed playing at the Indianapolis City Market, Amicis, and as an asstaint for Ray Pancratz, as well as teachig…” Elizabeth Ellison
Visual Arts: Photography
Owner of Drew Endicott Photography: commercial and graphic photography as well as a more personal fine art photography.
Literary Arts; Visual Arts: New Media/Technology, Photography
Conceptual fine art photography.
Performing Arts: Music
“I play music! For many years, I played organ and piano in black and white churches and people wanted to sing. I played carillon bells in gardens and cathedrals, and people came alone to be filled spiritually. I played piano for dancers in classes, festivals, and performances, and they moved with purpose.” -William Engle
Diana J. Ensign
Literary Arts; Performing Arts
Ensign writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Recent publications include three cover stories for NUVO, an essay in a domestic violence anthology, and numerous faith-based articles for Branches. She received an Arts in Indiana Grant for her book Voices of Hope: Veteran Stories of Faith and Healing. In Nov. 2003, she coordinated a Spirit and Place event.
Visual Arts: Painting, Photography
Ric Epley didn’t set out to be an artist. Instead, he was pleasantly surprised when art unexpectedly found him. Although completely without formal training, friends and family urged him to market his work and he very quickly found an audience of patrons. By using a variety of application methods, he has developed three basic styles represented here; geometric, multimedia geometric with texture and a free flow type. Painting without restraint or convention, he paints because he loves the process of it.
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Works on paper
I am a native-born Hoosier (the only one in my family) with an affinity for drawing. Being a “space-race” baby I remember the first time I dragged a pencil across a piece of paper like a rocket leaving it’s contrail across the sky! Although I know I could have achieved success in just about any profession, drawing has always been my first love.
John Essex II
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Works on paper; Bagpiper
After teaching art full-time for 33 years I’ve retired and formed my own art and entertainment business, EssexArt ABC, LLC. The “ABC” refers to me being an Artist, Bagpiper and Caricaturist. This is my life. This is my passion. This is my job… what I do for a living… and I love it more than words can tell. It is my way of exploring creative expression and, a majority of the time, being of service to others.
My fine art is about journey and place. This came about as a result of my Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship. That project involved journeying to a place. That experience taught that the journey is the window through which the place is best viewed. As such, my works are a kind of personal “journal” that I love to share. Except for the commissions I accept, the fine art part of what I do is done for me.
The caricaturing I do is all about fun. Whether I am doing caricatures at corporate, private or collegiate special events, my caricatures are strictly to add to the fun experience of the attendees of those events. The caricatures done at special events also give the attendees a very personal souvenir of the event. Consequently, the attendees leave with a good feeling about the event as well as a lasting frameable memento of the occasion. Since I am available for doing these special event caricatures at any time, day or night, I have had the opportunity to meet a very wide range of fun individuals be they early risers, work-day people, night owls or late night partiers.
My commissioned full-color caricatures are often used as a light-hearted, fun oriented commemoration of an achievement of the subject… or simply as a gift to an appreciated individual. As in my special event caricaturing, good humor is stressed. No “pot-shots”. The caricaturing I do is done in service to others.
Something new via EssexArt ABC, LLC is Pub & Paint, a time to relax with old friends and new for painting instruction, libation and good fun in the comfortable setting of a neighborhood pub. Pub & Paint is held the second Tuesday of each month at the Elbow Room Pub, 605 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN, and at various other locations. Seating is limited so advance reservations must be made. Contact me for more information.
I’m also a bagpiper and am available for special events, weddings, memorials, wakes, funerals and of course St. Patrick’s Day. The bagpiping I do is done in service to others and is always done in the decorum or “feel” of the event.
Visual Arts: Photography, Printmaking
“I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. Drawing is what brought me to photography. For years the process of working with pen and ink grapite and charcoal was nothing more than a process. The medium had its limitation I need something more flexible. Using the medium of photography I am able to move in a wide range of directions from the graphic to prints with painterly qualities or somewhere in between, using a wide range of applications and techniques afforded by the medium to achieve the desired result.” -Daniel Evans
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
Born in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, and raised in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, along with five siblings, Michael Evans is fundamentally a self-taught artist, with formal design training at The Art Institute of Indianapolis in Indiana. His art is sometimes known for blurring the line between fine art, illustration and graphic design. He essentially began his art career in high school rendering ink drawings onto fellow vocational classmates’ coveralls for a small fee. Shortly after high school, Michael learned the art of airbrushing and started a new trend on his native island painting illustrious graphics onto customized automobiles, a skill he had become defined by and performed for several years. His airbrush painting laid the foundation for a visual arts career. In 1989, a trip to Paris, where he visited the Louvre Museum, became a great source of inspiration and fueled his desire for fine art. He has since shown his work in numerous exhibits and arts festival and is currently producing and selling digital and traditional works out of his home studio and at the Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis.
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