Visual Arts: New Media/Technology, Photography, Sculpture
“I am a commercial advertising photographer with the desire of fine art interpretation. I’m always looking at what more can I bring to make the image feel and speak to the viewer. In an industry caught in “How can we make this cheaper”, I have found that there are still people out there that value a photographer that thinks. I am fortunate to have clients that put their trust in me whether I shoot stills for ads or shoot/direct for a tv spot.” Larry Ladig
Visual Arts: Photography
Matthew Wayne LaFary was born and raised in Bargersville, IN, a small farm town on the outskirts of the Indianapolis suburbs. In 1999 he was accepted to Savannah College of Art and Design where he would go on to study painting, printmaking, illustration, and three-dimensional animation. In 2003 he graduated Summa Cum Laude, receiving his BFA, and returned home to work in Indianapolis, Indiana. Matthew now works as Art Director and Build Designer for an Indianapolis based design and fabrication company.
Since 2009 Matthew has been traveling central Indiana and the surrounding area producing works on film both documenting and exploring social stresses of the local landscape. In March of 2012 Matthew released his first complete body of photographic work, DECLINE vol. 1, with a month long solo exhibition at the Indianapolis Arts Garden. The work included eighty 35mm frames made between June, 2010 and June, 2011. Matthew has since produced this second volume of DECLINE and has continued to work on a small number of other ongoing projects. He continues to work entirely with film and vintage manual equipment.
Visual Arts: Painting
My work is an extension of my positive and negative experiences that exist in polarity yet culminate to demonstrate an entirety of thought and expression.
Visual Arts: Photography, Works on paper
I’m looking for the first language and the natural order of chaos. For nearly two decades, I have had a fascination with the expression of meaning in written language and its relationship to the natural world. Written language can reflect nature in meaningful ways. Ancient languages often found their origins in the shapes and patterns of nature; we see this even in some modern languages such as Chinese and Arabic, where landscapes are reflected in the characters themselves.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media
Collaborative artist working with schools and communities.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Sculpture
Philip, visual artist and teacher, finds inspiration for his work in the art and culture of early civilizations and mythology. His mixed media sculptures are layered with meaning and detail to allow the viewer to find the developing story in each piece. Philip has found that exploring other cultures stimulates his own artistic pursuits.
Nancy K. Lamport
Visual Arts: Ceramics
I hand roll 4″ and 6″ tiles from red clay, then inscribe glaze and fire them. My designs and methods are taken from 12th -16th century England. I also do quilt squares and wildflowers. My tiles are used as coasters, trioits, wall hangings, back splashes and table tops.
Performing Arts: Music
Bill is a professional musician who performs regularly at jazz clubs and private events. He also teaches guitar and jazz theory in Downtown Indianapolis and in Broad Ripple.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Painting
In a culture built on speed and information, I am drawn to reflection and stillness. The scenery of thought and memory is as interesting to me as our visible world. Evocative and moody, my work often explores human attachment and detachment through the use of fragmented figures.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, New Media/Technology, Printmaking, Textiles, Works on paper
“Everything is a reaction, my expressions included. I try to absorb as much as I can from all interactions and let my reactions be expressive, for you to see, or hear, or touch. I hope never to be static.” – Anna Landsman
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
Time is not depressing when you use it to create art and foster creative experiences for others. It does not shrink and swell like it does for everything else. Each new brush stroke on an oil painting, not a deck, feels like an organized gesture that breathes new life.
So, too for me in the creation of model-sets that I create then render into photographs. Or, places I surreptitiously enter to photograph. A photograph is timeless tangible evidence that an action existed. I try to stress acts that deal with a high level of impermanence at their core then record them beautifully. Always trying to perfect for audiences so that not only I will benefit from the experience of them. Then, I tear down the structures and start a new idea. The new idea has a lineage with its predecessor and so on. I try to capitalize on this so that the photographs are in essence a family.
Langerman has more than 30 years of experience performing and teaching mime to people of all ages. As a founding member of the United Mime Workers theatre company, she has toured throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America. She has been a featured performer at mime festivals in Milwaukee, Syracuse, New York, Minnesota, San Francisco, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Mexico.
Geoffrey S. Lapin
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music
Born in Baltimore, Geoffrey performed at his dream job as cellist for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for forty four years. A classical musician and historical sleuth, Geoffrey is extremely passionate about researching and writing niche subject matter.
Alberta Marie Lathan
Performing Arts: Music
Performances include opportunities for audience participation. Programs are family-oriented and customized for each audience.
Performing Arts: Music
“I have been teaching and performing for nearly twenty years. Due to a personal tragedy, I decided to devote my musical gifts to philanthropy and Music Wellness. I currently perform for cancer patients twice a week at the IUPUI cancer pavilion and recently coordinated a music program of 20+ Musicians for the holidays. I have also raised nearly 20k for Brooke’s Place, a foundation for grieving children by performing and organizing fine arts events.” Raginae Laughlin
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Dance
STEPHAN LAURENT, Professor and former chairman of the Department of Dance at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, joined the Butler dance faculty in 1988 after six years as the artistic director of the Des Moines Ballet, for which he produced and choreographed a number of full-length classical and contemporary works. He was the recipient of the 1986 Iowa Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award. Many of his ballets are now on the repertoire of the Butler Ballet, for which he continues to choreograph actively, including the award-winning original full-length contemporary ballet The Willow Maiden: a Fantasy Dance Adventure. His areas of teaching expertise include ballet technique, choreography, dance history, theory/philosophy of dance, and dance production. Prof. Laurent also teaches a First-Year Seminar in the Core Curriculum of Butler University, entitled Spellbound: The Quest for Magic in Speculative Fiction and the Arts. Prof. Laurent was for many years a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Schools of Dance and has worked both nationally and internationally on accreditation matters. He also served as an adjudicator and master teacher for a number of organizations nationally and internationally, including the National High School Dance Festival, the National Society of Arts & Letters, the Overture Awards, the Prelude Awards, the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, and the Newtown High School for Performing Arts in Sydney, Australia. He has also served as a consultant.
Visual Arts: Painting
“Painting is a spiritual experience for me. It transports me to a serene place that I take great pleasure in sharing with others. What drew me to oils is the texture and thickness of the paint. I most enjoy painting with palette knives. I appreciate the way a palette knife lends itself to oils. I can sculpt the paint and create designs using both the colors and the texture of the paint. As a result, each swirl of my palette knife creates interest and beauty within my painting. My inspiration comes from subjects of a gentler nature ~ children on a beach, flowers, seascapes, cattle grazing in a field, resulting in work that is impressionistic, romantic and reflects the quieter aspects of life. People often tell me that they like the colors, the harmony, the effects of light and/or the feeling of joy coming from my paintings. Whether it’s a land or seascape, a figure, a still life, whatever I’m painting, it is my hope that my work touches each soul in a peaceful way.” Colleen Lauter
Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Textiles, Works on paper
I’ve always loved art and crafts and doodled on my algebra notes. I started seriously working on portraits while at college, although I didn’t pursue an art career. Despite this, I managed to get noticed in many of the places I worked and was commissioned to do portraits, posters, flyers, brochures, caricatures, etc. during my work day. I wrote and illustrated training manuals for one organization and sold commissioned portraits in my free time. I took a hiatus from art while raising my 3 girls. Now I use my daughters as models for a variety of pictures. In the past 3 years, having more time to spend on art, I designed a website, opened an art studio at Lafayette Renaissance Academy and participated in a variety of juried shows and exhibitions, doing demonstrations and assisting local art organizations with creating brochures and websites. I work with pencil, pastel, charcoal, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic and oil. I tend to mix mediums, using pastels and colored pencil together or watercolor and pastel. I’ve created portraits with subjects in live sittings and from photographs. I enjoy drawing portraits and also enjoy creating ‘fantasy’ pictures of mermaids, angels and elves. I also enjoy re-creating the many places I’ve visited in the US, Canada and Europe.
Currently my work can be viewed online at fairieworlde.org. I have had artwork at the Art Museum of Lafayette and the Mental Health Association. Recent shows include an exhibition at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Crawfordsville Art Fair & the Round the Fountain Art Festival.
In 2010, I was hired to complete a series of paintings for an office waiting room- the largest being 36′ x 48′ and upon completion of this, I went on to paint murals in adjacent space.
In 2012, I opened a shop in downtown Lafayette called Main Street Artisans and featuring artisan crafts and fine art.
In 2014, I moved back to Indy and adopted a puppy. I currently work on portraiture and formulating natural home and bath products.
Visual Arts: New Media/Technology, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
Born in Miami, Aaron Law is a Professor of Design Emeritus at the Herron School of Art and Design / IUPUI. He earned his B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Florida and his M.F.A., also in Graphic Design, from Indiana University. He joined the Herron faculty in 1971 and served as Chair of the Foundation Studies Program from 1973 to 1979 and Chair of the Visual Communication Department from 1980 to 1996.
He has completed professional consultantships for organizations ranging from non-profit groups to Fortune 500 corporations. Many of his design works have received Awards of Excellence in local, regional and national design competitions including: Type Directors Club of New York, University and College Designers Association, Society of Typographic Arts, American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Art Directors Club and Print Magazine.
His archival digital prints are represented in numerous national and international exhibitions. Recent exhibitions include: International Juried Photography Exhibition 2012, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, Simply International Juried Exhibition, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2012, The 26th Annual Tallahassee International Exhibition, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida, 2011, The Worldwide Photography Gala Annual 2010 (The Pollux Awards), 2010 Northern National Juried Art Competition, Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Midwest Photography 2009, A Regional Exhibition of Photography, University of Indianapolis, and High Desert Harmony, A Digital Photography Exhibition of Southwestern Landscapes, Herron School of Art and Design, Basile Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2009.
Matthew D. Lawrence
Visual Arts: Painting
Along with site specific commercial and public mixed media murals, Lawrence creates abstract, contemporary works with bold geometric shapes.
Performing Arts: Music
Samuel Lawson is a classical guitarist and lutenist with a Master of Music degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. He has made his way performing, teaching, and writing music in Indiana, South Carolina, and Pittsburgh, PA, and has toured with his wife and vocalist, Rebekah, through the south-eastern U.S., parts of California and the hostels of Scotland. Studied under Brett Terrell, professor of guitar, and Dr. James Briscoe, professor of music history, at Jordan College of Music, Butler University, and later under Paul Reilly at Ball State University. His repertoire is grounded in Classical-Romantic period music, early Scottish and Irish music, Spanish Romanticism, and Renaissance Europe, as well as many guitar works of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music
Lay is a gospel songwriter and recording engineer who specializes in writing original gospel compositions and composing instrumental parts and lyrics to compile professional sound recordings. He is a co-producer of original songs on CD.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, New Media/Technology, Photography, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
Visual Arts: Ceramics
Lori Leaumont is a graduate of the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, IN, with a BFA in Ceramics. She was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, and while she loves Indianapolis, she is still very influenced by the unique culture of the city she grew up in (especially the food!) She works primarily in porcelain, both on and off the potter’s wheel, but her background in painting, and her love of comics and illustration have inspired her to combine the two. Her work has been shown in juried group shows both locally and nationally, and she currently teaches freelance workshops for children and adults, as well as creates work in her studio at home.
Her influences include her hometown, fairytales and folklore, Japanese anime and pop culture, internet and nerd culture, Calvin and Hobbes, and Dr. Seuss to name a few, as well as ceramic artists such as Ayumi Horie, Molly Hatch, and Jason Walker. She loves creating objects that can be loved and used every day, and that also tell a story. She hopes to convert everyone to her addiction to handmade ceramics, and firmly believes that once you drink your morning beverage out of a handmade mug, you’ll never want to use anything else. She also loves teaching both adults and children how to play in the mud again, which she thinks is equally addictive.
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