Patty Gambs Mac Innis
Visual Arts: Painting
Have been painting all of my life. Guess it’s a constant. One can never stop learning.
The joy of creativity is what we hope to share with the community at our Hamilton County Art Center.
Ronald P. Mack
Visual Arts: Painting
From the Artist:
Ron is recognized for his familiar and nostalgic landscapes that seem to be a frozen moment in history. He works exclusively in oils to produce the brilliant and effective use of color and light in the traditional as well as impressionistic landscapes both en plein air and in his studio.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture
I enjoy creating site-specific one-of-a-kind sculptures for my clients. I work in all metals, wood, stone, fiber-resin, and specialize in bronze through the lost wax technique. I love to focus on making emotional connections between people and the surrounding environment. I am an artist at heart, comfortable with people, and technically experienced to bring out the best in my medium. Whether your needs are a personalized custom created sculpture, or a corporate brand image, I would enjoy working with you to fulfill your needs.
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Radio/Television, Spoken Word, Storytelling
I an actor, director, producer and teacher. In 1998 I co-founded the ShadowApe Theatre Company, a collaborative ensemble of Indianapolis-based theatre professionals with whom I produce about one show per year. I also perform frequently with the Indiana Repertory Theatre among others, and teach acting classes at the I.R.T., the Indianapolis Civic Theatre and Butler University. I do some modeling, and voice-over and on-camera commercial work. I’m a native Hoosier and an IU grad. I am married to set designer Rob Koharchik, and have a son that we call The Bear.
Visual Arts: Painting
I m amateur artist basically works in Indian paintings but would love to paint new kinds. I m having a good hand in oil paintings.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper
Barbara A Mangus-Hopkins
Visual Arts: Painting
I work in watercolor, painting, flowers, seascapes, architecture as my subjects. I paint with my heart and soul.
Visual Arts: Painting
The dictionary definition of automatism is a subconscious execution, and for surrealists, the exploitation of that execution with fully conscious purpose. Sometimes for me the fully conscious purpose is evident, and a stricter representation results. Whether I begin with the subconscious doodle or a fully envisioned metaphor, the result feels surreal, and an idea takes shape.
Visual Arts: Works on paper
“I bring a lifetime of artistic practice and experience to my contemporary interpretations of classic painting themes.”
Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative
My goal as a potter is to create functional, well designed pieces that are inviting to use in everyday life, yet are unique, one-of-a-kind originals that the purchasers will be proud to display in their homes and collections.
I am inspired by pottery from ancient civilizations and I contemplate how the pots fit into the framework of their lives. I am especially excited if I can identify fingermarks left by the maker generations ago.
I am proud to continue that craft in this era of mass production, and I strive to leave an imprint of my own touch or gesture in the clay in the making process.
For me, the search for harmony of form, color and function is an ongoing journey and my work is continually evolving.
Literary Arts; Media
Linda Mansfield is an Indianapolis-based author, editor and public relations representative. She wrote a collection of fictional but realistic short stories for teens through seniors called “Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas” in 2015. She is currently working on three sequels: “Twelve Stories for Spring,” “Twelve Stories for Summer” and “Twelve Stories for Fall.” Information on her books can be found at LindaMansfieldBooks.com. Information on her PR work can be found at RestartCommunications.com.
Visual Arts: Painting
My work is colorful and abstract. I want my work to spark your imagination.
Carol E. Marlin
Performing Arts; Visual Arts: Textiles
I love using needles, threads, fibers, fabrics and beads. I have employed them in many forms since childhood. I have a need to use my hands to make things… to make art. It is my pleasure. It is my therapy. I make it for myself and hope that others enjoy looking at it, using it and wearing it as much as I enjoy making it.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Mixed Media, Painting
My paintings are small fragments and pieces of me, vibrant bright colors, displays of love, friendship and sisterhood. It pushes and speaks for all women to be individuals and love the skin they are in. My art is all about self-love. Always an art lover, I studied art and photography at Arsenal Technical H.S. in Indianapolis, IN and also at Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana. I come from a family of artists. My late grandfather Sherman Marlin was a sculptor, mask maker and jewelry maker. Four years ago my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. With a very confused and heavy heart I needed an outlet. Art became that outlet. My mother is now my muse and number one supporter and art continues to provide therapy in my life. One of my biggest motivations behind art is totally centered on giving. I try to make it a habit to give away just as much art as I sell in order to bring happiness to the lives of others and pay it forward.
Christian & Katalina Married 2 Magic
Performing Arts: Storytelling
Christian & Katalina are the #1 Husband and Wife Comedy Mind Reading Act in the Nation. They have created a fun, yet mystifying act that infuses modern day repartee with psychological illusions. Visualize one part Candid Camera, one part Twilight Zone, and one part Gomez and Morticia. Christian & Katalina are able to engage authentically with audiences of all ages spanning the nation and always have the ability to shock, startle, and yes, create laughter for audience members as they witness the impossible.
But you may be wondering how does one get started performing a mind reading act? Well for us the path was not an ordinary one. Christian always had 2 loves growing up: the Army and performing. Christian has been very fortunate to be able to realize both his dreams. Christian retired from the Army after serving for 20 years and is now a full time entertainer with his wife Katalina, who also served in the Army for 10 years. They met while jumping out of airplanes at Ft. Bragg North Carolina.
Christian initially began performing as a stand up comic at comedy clubs. With his quick wit and ability to interact with the audience, he realized that not only did he enjoy performing, but he also had a natural ability to entertain. He wanted to create a unique act so he spent many years working on the integration of illusion and comedy.
As the act grew and people loved it, the audience wanted more illusions. While in the Army in Europe, Christian joined up with a very talented magician and performer named Timo Marc. Together they began doing corporate work and performing arts centers. They developed ideas and routines that they both still use today. Unfortunately, Christian had to return to the United States and bid farewell to his good friend Timo. Katalina was unaware she would soon be on stage with Christian. She was always involved with the show, but only in producing and managing. Christian enjoyed the energy of two people on stage and convinced her to join him. And the rest is history as they have been performing together ever since. Of course, working with your wife has its own set of challenges and soon those tribulations became the core of his new show with his wife. Audiences love the interaction of a married couple that can entertain.
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Music, Storytelling, Theatre; Magician
I am a professional magician and performer, having studied the world’s oldest documented performing art form for over a half a century. I am the producer of one of the best monthly magic revues in America, Indy Magic Monthly @ Theatre On The Square. I am also a historical magician known as Rodney The Younger and perform as him at museums and re-enactments all over the U.S. and Canada. I have been on the cover of a major magic magazine, M.U.M., the cover of NUVO 3 times, and in People magazine. I am a frequent guest on Indy Style TV and was a featured performer in the WFYI Documentary “The Fringe Factor.” I have produced shows for 9 of the 11 Indy Fringe Festivals, one of the original board members for “The Winter Magic Festival” and hosted WFYI-TV’s “Art Of The Matter.” I was a singing telegram messenger for 10 years performing over 10,000 “grams” all over Indiana. http://indymagicmonthly.com
Visual Arts: Jewelry
I create eco-friendly jewelry from recycled argentium sterilng silver. The pocesses I use to form each piece involve the most minimal use of chemicals possible in order to produce jewlery with a low environmental impact. Argentium Sterling Silver (AS) is a recent alloy including slightly more silver than standard sterling, as well as the addition of the element Germanium. AS is a precious metal the resists tarnishing, is harder and stronger than standard sterling, and allows fabrication techniques which include fusing; carefully melting two components into one.
As a self-taught artisan, exploring the limits of what is possible with my chosen material is a continuing journey. My journey expresses themes from my everyday life and explores the arrangement of basic shapes and forms into wearable jewelry with pattern and texture.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Sculpture
I am most interested in creating a dialogue with the viewer that is derived from a common experience. I do not limit my work to any one medium, but rather utilize a variety of traditional and non-traditional media to make this connection.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
C.J. Martin is a conceptual artist who lives and works in Indianapolis, IN. His work deals with themes of Self and the Absurd based on concepts from existentialism and psychoanalytic theory. While conceptual, his work has mostly taken the form of medium to large scale abstraction over the last two years. Although his studio practice has lately been largely focused on painting, he also works with photography, collage and installation. C.J.’s studio practice is diverse in media and form, but united by conceptual concerns. His paintings mix an expressionistic, gestural approach to painting with drawing, printing, collage and found objects.
C.J. received a Bachelors of Arts in Fine and Performing Arts from Christopher Newport University in Virginia and a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. He has taught Painting and Drawing at both Herron and at Indiana University in Kokomo.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
My current paintings are an attempt to explore the universal connection both visually and mentally between naturally decaying surfaces and the larger environment of earthen landscapes and images from space.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking
Born Derek Martin, I adopted the nickname Zed Martinez in college while working on a comic with the roomie. I hate formalized art for formalized art’s sake, I have very little patience with using the the technical jargon to talk about art like it’s something cold and analytic, because it isn’t. I think art might be the last civilized form of dissent. I think sign people are funny. I’ve done pieces before just to mock the people who take themselves seriously. I take myself seriously. And, somewhere in the farce of it all, I think I might be figuring out what art even is.
Brent E. Marty
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Music
Marty has been actively involved in the Indianapolis arts community for many years working with several local organizations as a director, musical director, performer, instructor and accompanist. He has served as music director for over 75 productions throughout his career and currently serves as Director of Music and Education for Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre where he administrates all education programming and oversees all “musical” aspects of production. Local audiences may recognize Brent from onstage appearances in many productions includingHow I Learned to Drive, Die! Mommy! Die!, Miss Gulch Returns and that old chestnut, The Rocky Horror Show. Brent is a graduate of Ball State University and was the first graduate of its nationally-recognized Musical Theatre program. He frequently freelances as an audition consultant and vocal coach and recently launched a series of open-mic cabaret events in Indianapolis entitled That’s Brentertainment!
Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Chuck Mason was born in Indianapolis, IN in 1988. Mason works predominantly in the medium of music, but includes video in his larger scale projects. Mason is currently enrolled at Indiana University – Purdue University (Indianapolis) studying Business/Supply Chain Management. He has had numerous shows throughout Indiana.
He is represented by Nightsons, LLC and The Chuck Mason Administration. Mason is currently working on his 3rd solo project “god.:The Autobiography.” He lives and works in Indianapolis.
M. Kathryn Massey
Visual Arts: Painting
Massey creates still lifes and landscapes that are reminiscent of the traditional oil masters.
Performing Arts: Music
Elise Massicotte is a professional cellist and Suzuki cello teacher. Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, Massicotte started cello lessons at the age of 7 under Suzuki-trained teacher Elizabeth Efroymson-Brooks. After studying cello for 11 years, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Music degree in Cello Performance at Lawrence University’s Music Conservatory in Appleton, WI. There she studied with Janet Anthony for 4 years. She returned to Indianapolis in 2015 to start a cello studio and her career as a classical music freelancer.
Massicotte has participated in numerous ensembles throughout her musical career, including the New World Youth Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras in Indianapolis, New Augusta North Orchestra and Pike High School Symphony Orchestra (playing viola), Lawrence Symphony Orchestra in Appleton, WI, and Orchestra Vitae in London, England. She was awarded first place in the New World Philharmonic Concerto Competition in 2006 and performed as a soloist in Hilbert Circle Theater accompanied by the New World Philharmonic. Massicotte has led many chamber ensembles and considers chamber ensembles to be her favorite form of classical music. She hopes to receive her master’s degree in the next few years and continue her training as a Suzuki teacher.
Visual Arts: Photography
AJ Mast has been taking pictures for a long time, over 27 years. At age 9, he used a vintage 1959 Petri rangefinder and the exposure information inside a Tri-X film carton to complete an advanced art class project (and has the prints to prove it). By age 13 he had his first darkroom setup, much to the detriment of the top of his mother’s washing machine. He got his first paying photo job at 15, and at 17 did a yearlong photojournalism mentorship with his home town paper in Vincennes, Indiana.
After going to school at the Southeast Center for Photo/graphic Studies, he got a job as a newspaper photographer. Through a series of bizarre confluences he eventually found himself in an office as a Vice President of Corporate Development & Technology with a news organization, updating spreadsheets and looking for synergies.
In 2001, he left the steady paycheck world and has been an independent photojournalist specializing in sports, news and portraits in the Indianapolis area ever since.
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