Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Illustration, Painting
Anya Pany Simpson
Visual Arts: Illustration
Anya Pany’s love affair with creating bold, courageous art started as a child in Ukraine. She pursued training in the visual arts, but there was always a special place in her heart for illustration. There was something about the magic of taking pen and pencil to an empty sheet of paper that has stayed with Anya Pany throughout her life.
In 1999, Anya Pany moved to the United States to attend college. That dramatic shift in culture found it’s way into her artwork, and the duality of combining the two worlds shaped her artistic vision. One can recognize a mixture of East European folklore motifs and traditional Native American patterns in Anya’s work. As she’s matured as an artist, the use of primary colors, geometric shapes and whimsical subjects have become a staple of her work.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
I experience images and stories by directly relating to them as reality, not understanding them within a stable subject-and-object relationship. Lately I have been scouring through UK tabloids, newspapers and magazines for ideas. The tabloids are particularly absurd, with castigating photos and headlines such as “It’s the Italian sob for Lippi” and “Stu beauty! Oz thumped again.” My series “Scottish Rites” stems from a number of articles about teenage binge drinking which were featured in The Sun. Through art, I try to create a place where someone can reconstruct wholeness out of controlled and fragmented information. I am interested in what this wholeness is and how it will be reflected in reality.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Sculpture
A self-motivated, energetic, web designer/developer skilled in creating dynamic media solutions using my unique experiences to meet deadlines and further your company’s presence through the internet.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Visual Arts: Painting
Tiffany Marie Parker lives and works in Indianapolis. A recent graduate of Herron School of Art and Design, she paints, draws, and sculpts abstracted figures and objects that embody a truly modern and specifically American Black cultural life. Through her studies at Herron she has developed a sophisticated gestural technique that allows her to reference past artistic styles and movements while focusing on current black culture through the lens of topics such as labor, race and gender. As a Featured Artist for Art & Soul 2017, Parker’s work will represent personal depictions of her life in the past and present. It is her hope that the audience will see themselves or their families in her paintings.
Visual Arts: Painting
Parnell uses a rich, dark palette to create haunting and emotional scenes of personal exploration.
Melissa Parrott Quimby
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
My current work consists of abstract paintings and drawings which are an intuitive response to my environment and experiences. I am motivated by the nature of the material and the activity of creating a mark to express my ideas. Through an instinctual impulse of combining line, color, pattern, shape and texture I create abstract images using acrylics, graphite, charcoal, pastel and ink.
Visual Arts: Sculpture
“I am currently building structures as parallels to patterns of natural occurrences. My work examines the subtle movements around us, and the patterns those movements create. I am trying to compare the cyclical patterns found in nature with manufactured objects, environments, and modes of transportation.”
Brose received his BFA at Herron School of Art in Indianapolis in 2004 and was awarded the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellow Grant in 2007 . He currently works on his art at his Indianapolis, IN studio. He has exhibited in New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, China and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. He completed an artist-in-residency in Berlin.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, New Media/Technology, Painting, Sculpture
Creating fine art with the aid of the computer has allowed me to be more open and creative with my ideas and style. I don’t necessarily use the computer to complete each work, but when used even partially as a tool, my creativity seems to flow more naturally and easily.
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry, Textiles
As an answer to the part of my brain/pysche that was feeling completely left out in science and needing to be expressed, I began weaving which led expanding into other fiber arts. When I was a child and into high school I’d been interested in drawing but never had any training, so it was dropped until, as an adult, I have taken the periodic class- I do enjoy it, but definitely need to train my hand and brain!
I also enjoy making jewelry and playing with the juxtaposition of colors (as in my fiber art). I have primarily focused on functional art and would like to develop my display art pursuits, as well.
Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
“My professional and fine art experience has allowed me to do a nice variety of computer design, drawing and painting. I have been working to document the Indiana barn and its variety in a series of pen and ink drawings before they all vanish from our landscape.” Jim Patterson
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Radio/Television, Spoken Word, Storytelling; Visual Arts
“My words will change the world. The people that I touch with the power of my words makes me know that I have a great responsibility.”
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress
“-Heck, even my dreams have dreams.” Temara Payton is an actress, model, and playwright from Indianapolis, Indiana. As a young child her high energy and “inability to shut up” prompted her mother to introduce her to the performing arts. She found her ‘home’ on stage at age 11.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
I studied drawing, painting and graphic design, trained by Colombian masters back in the1960s. I then migrated to NYC in the 1970s where I had the opportunity to attend some classic arts schools, especially the renowned “Art Students League of New York.” I also worked for a department store doing visual merchandising. All of this training combined made me “a Jack of all trades.” Thanks to that, I have been able to survive as an artist all these years by being able to create visual art without limitations in several mediums. That vision I had as a child when I used to draw cartoon characters, my first Prismacolor drawing contest award at the Simon Bolivar park in downtown Medellin, my elementary school teachers pulling me out of my classroom to draw class subject matters for them on their chalk boards, etc. helped me build confidence as an artist at a time when I totally struggled with my academic education, particularly math. It was obvious to my parents and teachers that I belonged in the creative world making great works of art! No question about it.
Moving to Indiana was my destiny after I met and found the love of my life, Alesa Stanley. I met my wife in NYC while she was attending Hanover College and collecting research data at the UN’s bookstore where I was working as a sales person. Indianapolis was a smaller city back then with a different atmosphere: green surroundings, clean, simple life, low cost of living and friendly. Opportunities for artists at the time were rather low however. One of my first opportunities to apply my art talent was given to me by the Hispano American Center on East Street near College and Massachusetts Avenues, where I did a series of large works depicting cultural Latin American images. I got my first full time job working for The William H. Block Co. Dept. Store in downtown Indy where I was able to develop my visual expertise further while being coached by professionals in the field; great carpenters and painters that been there since the 1940s. I did learn a lot from them! I am truly blessed to have a great family and a very supportive wife and children and to live in a community that supports the Arts even though its image is based
Lisa F. Pelo
Visual Arts: Glasswork, Sculpture
Lisa F. Pelo
3717 S. County Rd. 200 E.
Clayton, IN 46118-9676
Hot Blown Glass Studio and Gallery
and Mobile Hot Shop for Demonstrations and Hands-On Events
Facebook – Hot Blown Glass, Ltd –
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Specializing in Glass
Bachelor of Fine Arts, in Creative Writing
cum Laude Graduate, 1988
Lordstown High School, Lordstown, Ohio
Valedictorian Scholarship Recipient 1982/1983 Academic Year to
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
1-Glass and Metal Artist
2- Owner/Operator/Instructor-Hot Blown Glass, Ltd (providing workshops, tour and group demonstrations, and hands-on projects.
3-Owner of Hot Blown Glass Mobile Hot Shop. HBG is able to provide glassblowing demonstrations at various off sites venues and events, and additionally, accommodates interactive hands-on glass forming experiences such as paperweights and pumpkin paperweights with the public at these venues.
Birthplace/Hometown: Warren, Ohio/Lordstown, Ohio
Living in Indianapolis, IN area – @27yrs
Media: blown and solid sculpture glass, cast glass, slumped and fused glass, metal sculpture, cold forming and fabricating
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Figurative and Portrait Fine Art
Vandra Pentecost Linder
Visual Arts: Sculpture
Pentecost Linder is an artist and designer who works in traditional as well as computer aided media. She describes her work as conceptual and figurative. She also creates murals for commercial and residential spaces as well as logos, illustration and graphic design through Linder Design.
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture
Myra is an Indiana based sculptor/artist/educator. She received her BFA in Furniture Design from the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. She has been teaching joyfully in Indianapolis for several years. She teaches from her studio and at Marc Adams School of Woodworking. Her work enlivens both private and public collections.
Wood and metal are her primary media. “I love the infinite possibilities of working with wood and metal: bending, sawing, shaping, forging, and painting.” When a piece is finished, it makes me feel…….crazy good.
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