Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Radio/Television, Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Works on paper
Hi, I’m primarily a poet, spoken word performer, and event producer. I am chair of the Writers Guild at Bloomington, executive director of the Spoken Word Stage at the 4th Street Arts Festival, and festival director for Slam Camp at Indiana University. I was nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize and I have been a regular reader for the programs Books Unbound on WFHB community radio and Anthology on WFIU public radio. I’ve published three books of poetry — The Great American Scapegoat (2006), Little Glove in a Big Hand (2010), and Hot Type Cold Read (2013) — and I have work in the anthologies Writers Resist: Hoosier Writers Unite (2017), And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana (2011), and A Linen Weave of Bloomington Poets (2002). By day, I’m an ad hoc designer and composition coordinator at Indiana University Press.
I’m also a sound effects artist. I have taught, directed, and performed sound effects for the National Audio Theatre Festivals in Missouri since 2001, and I’ve performed and written for WFHB’s Firehouse Follies live variety show in Bloomington since 2008. In 1994, I made Hayward Sanitarium, a horror thriller audio series I directed and produced for NPR Playhouse. Since then I’ve taught at Indiana University, Michigan University, and Kansas City Art Institute, and have performed with the Knoxville Opera, Otherworld Media, Mind’s Ear Audio Productions, and many others, from studio work to costumed live theatre.
Over the years, I have produced or co-produced and collaborated on dozens of live performances and events in Bloomington, Indianapolis, and around the country.
I also collaborate and play live sound effects with various musicians in the Urban Deer Record Co. collective in Bloomington.
Casey D. Bridgeford
Performing Arts: Music
“I a member of the group DaFilled. DaFilled’s music stands out because it is contagious yet not contaminating. If tackles difficult social issues and sheds a beam of hope on them. Unlike other rap groups, DaFilled Stays clear of profanity and vulgarity.”
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Music, Vocal
With an up & coming career as a singer and actress, Tiffanie is also making ripples as an accomplished writer. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Tiffanie graduated from Hyde Park Career Academy in 1991 with dreams of one day earning a degree in Mass Communications and writing the news. Although it was quite evident that she possessed talent in singing – she was in the choir at Prayer Mission Church of God in Christ in Chicago, and participated in the chorus for 3 years at Hyde Park, Tiffanie was a little shy in front of crowds (back then!) Today, Tiffanie has honed her natural talents into a unique, soulful experience sure to inspire and entertain!
Visual Arts: Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
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Visual Arts: Film, Photography
“My photography is very diverse based on the mood or location that I am in. For many years my focus has been photographing flower in their most intimate details. In recent years I am experimenting with the tonal qualities of black and white. As co-owner of a fine art greeting card company my focus has expanded to become proficient in landscapes and various other types of work.” Becky Brill
Visual Arts: Murals, Printmaking, Textiles, Works on paper
My work deals with loss and memory. The work relates to the passing of my parents and how I cope with memories that I can not trust, but I simultaneously cherish.
Joyce Brinkman, Indiana Poet Laureate 2002-2008, believes in poetry as public art. She creates public poetry projects involving her poetry and the poetry of others. Collaborations with visual artists using her poetry for permanent installations include her words in a twenty- five foot stained glass window by British glass artist Martin Donlin at the Indianapolis International Airport, in lighted glass by Arlon Bayliss at the Indianapolis-Marion County Central Library and on a wall with local El Salvadoran artists in the town square of Quezaltepeque, El Salvador. Her printed works include two chapbooks, Tiempo Español, and Nine Poems In Form Nine, and two collaborative books, Rivers, Rails and Runways, and Airmail from the Airpoets with fellow “airpoets” Ruthelen Burns, Joe Heithaus and Norbert Krapf. Joyce has received fellowships from the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, and the Vermont Studio. She received a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission to explore poetry with the orangutans at the Indianapolis Zoo. Her latest books include the multinational, multilingual book Seasons of Sharing A Kasen Renku Collaboration, from Leapfrog Press and Urban Voices: 51 Poems from 51 American Poets from San Francisco Bay Press, which she co-edited with Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda. She is a graduate of Hanover College and lives in Zionsville, Indiana, with her husband and a sweet cat.
Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
Art that seems to capture an unstructured moment of every day life excites me. It inspires me to seek subject matter that looks unstaged, unplanned and spontaneous for my drawings and paintings. I create my art with these ideas in mind, often working from my original photographs.
Using a wide variety of subjects allows me to experiment with the reflection of light and shadow on different forms, textures and colors. Although my drawings and oil paintings have a foundation in realism, I strive to further define my style through unique brushstrokes, lines, shapes and colors. I also choose unusual angles from which to depict my subjects to accentuate the originality of my work.
As I continue to explore multiple themes and ideas for my art, I look forward to the challenge of finding new perspectives that will uncover additional relationships between the physical world, life and art. My growth as an artist relies on these discoveries and their effect on my technique as a painter.
Visual Arts: Jewelry
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Religion from Keyon College and a Master’s Degree in Art from the University of Indianapolis. Eclectic, vibrant, and intricately detailed, my jewelry designs include a variety of new and traditional media. I am well-versed in techniques using bead weaving, fused glass, polymer clay, and metalwork. I’ve even studied with a South African artist to learn traditional Zulu beading methods. In addition to jewelry, my other artistic endeavors include fabric dyeing, fiber art, and painting in acrylics and watercolors. I work most often from my home studio, but I also share studio space with my mother at the Stutz Building in downtown Indianapolis. My art has been sold in many galleries and dozens of shows over the past ten years.
Visual Arts: Painting, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor
The search for beauty is why I create. The simple act of production gives me a sense of fulfillment. I currently am trying to locate my voice as an artist by slowly working on a full and complete body of new works.
When I create a print I usually have a message I want to convey. Next I brainstorm various images on how to portray that message through visual imagery. My media of choice is woodblock reduction prints. This particular media creates the most wonderful marks, which are created by imperfections in the wood. I consider it a surprise because I am never quite sure how it will look until I am done. I believe that if a work is going well then the piece will come together easily.
My current work Out of Reach expresses my thoughts about my spiritual walk and myself as I continually strive for a complete and full life. It expresses my struggles with my faults and my character. In Daughter of Herodias I am exploring strong horizontals and the use of color to show emphasis. This image reflects the power sexual persuasion and pride. The decapitated head is that of John the Baptist who was beheaded after the daughter of Herodias danced for Herod and demanded that John be killed. Since Herod had promised this beautiful anything she wanted he had no choice but to grant her wishes. After these pieces I am ready to take my work to the next level and explore other themes.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
John Charles Brooks
Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture
I am a painter. I do not reject the term artist, but I believe in it’s present context the title spans much that is of little interest to me. I do not aspire to the idea of artist as arbiter of culture. I do embrace the idea that art can heal, that it can console , that it can show the commonality between us all. My goals are simple: to illuminate aspects of reality via the medium of pigment on canvas. In this regard, the greatest illumination is personal and in my case, arrives at the point where the process of painting begins. My goal is nothing less than liberation. Painting is the process, my transformation is it’s goal. I hope in the journey there are others who may also see, through my work, where I am pointing, but what I seek is not essentially social. In an age of cynicism I remain a romantic. john charles brooks 2007
Visual Arts: Photography
I have studied and worked professionally for over 20 years in the arts around the country. Spending my formative years in Dubois County, I picked up the passion of photography in the southern indiana countryside. I went out to study under notable photographers as Larry Graham and Mark Sawrie at Ball State University. Soon I traveled north and developed my skill as an art director and photographer for magazines and catalogs in Indianapolis. These opportunities led to travel to different parts of the country and Europe, where I photographed my journeys. I currently reside in Fishers, Indiana where I operate Brosmer PhotoGraphic Studio.
I’ve attached my website for your review – www.brosmerphotographic.com
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Works on paper
My creations symbolize a range of emotions conveyed through the use of textures, strokes, colors, and mediums. I enjoy working with various mediums to form artwork that is affective, particularly the ‘bright side of the dark side’ or the ‘dark side of the bright side.’ My inspiration comes from life’s adventures, experiences, and encounters. Throughout my youth, I spent my spare time drawing and painting, and now I enjoy participating in the arts by sharing my own creations as well as supporting fellow artists in the celebration of individuality.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Murals, Painting, Sculpture
Brown’s work focuses on the kinetics of the figure as slow motion events captured in time with blurs of the micro-second. His work explores the lines within the movement of multiple light defining “gray areas” that are, in fact, full of color.
Jasmine Iona Brown
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage
I like to tackle political and cultural themes in my work. I seek to create art that involves diverse views and serves as a vehical for contemplation of life’s complexities.
Visual Arts: Photography
“I have always viewed my work as a kind of personal photojournalism, and it is through the medium of photography that I feel a greater connection to the world around me. I especially like irony in pictures and am always open to the incidental and unanticipated, often a peripheral element that introduces a new dimension into the pictures. – Robert Brown
Visual Arts: New Media/Technology, Painting, Sculpture
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, New Media/Technology, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
Through capturing photographic imagery from personal sacred space, dreams and the natural world, I create my own language of metaphors and special symbolism. This is visual journaling of what’s important to me and my inner thoughts and ideas are made visible through my technique and my choice of subject matter. I believe we are formed by images and we need to develop a critical intake and understanding of what we are seeing.
There are reoccurring images throughout my work from spiritual pilgrimages, family, the natural
world and dreams that are important to me. I return often to placing a special black stone in my
work that represents me. This is an important touchstone of meditation and memory which
allows me to be placed in the spiritual spaces that I capture and compose. Light and shadow are
also a reoccurring symbolism representing spiritual and self-awareness. By encountering the
push and pull of both my light and my shadow, I expose myself to a source of life otherwise not
seen. For me, this is where divinity is found.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
The way we record and disseminate information in the twenty-first century, from Facebook to e-book, is grossly affected by the existence of the Internet. Similarly, the information that we decide to record – the historical remnants of the early decades of this century, both political and cultural – have been invariably molded by how technology has touched our culture’s lives. My paintings and artist books exist as the next form of historical document in observing and recording digital pop culture.
Allison Brown is a painter and designer living and working in central Indiana. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1986, Allison spent her formative years in the Indianapolis suburbs reading and drawing in the front covers of said books, save for requisite yearly summer holidays spent at the foothills of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, Arizona. It wasn’t until her teenage years that she encountered her muse, the Internet, in the form of an AOL subscription. Prior to that moment, her exposure to computers were chiefly comprised ofEncarta 95, extremely floppy discs, and never getting a turn to play Oregon Trail at recess.
Allison received her BFA in Painting with Art History minor from the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana (2012) and her AA with Studio Arts emphasis from Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri (2007). Awards received include the Paul Zimmerman Memorial Endowment for Scholarship in Painting and acceptance into the Herron School of Art and Design Juried Undergraduate Exhibition for 2010, with her work being shown across the Midwest. Her skills in painting and design have been applied to projects used by Cottey College; The Villages Foster Care, Adoption, and Family Services; the Town of Avon, Indiana; the Mooresville Public Library, Mooresville, Indiana; and Music for All, Inc.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting
Broyer’s art career began in a formalized elementary education art program in Evansville, IN. In addition, throughout her early learning and primary education, Marie was offered participation in specialty art programs within the public-school systems and the local community. Nearing the end of high school, she chose to finish her curriculum at the inaugural charter “Signature School.”
Furthermore, with the availability of this new artistic program, she focused her studies on contemporary art and editorial content. Most of all, Broyer won numerous awards for editorial illustration and content. In addition, was granted the opportunity as a high school student to participate in the juried Oakland City College (now Oakland City University) Art Exhibit. Thus, she participated in her first exhibit and at the age of seventeen and awarded a college level honorable mention.
During this time, The University of Southern Indiana (USI) School of Liberal Arts Board of Directors selected (Stonestreet) Broyer as a recipient for a full liberal arts scholarship. While at USI, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts majoring in Advertising and Public Relations and focused on fine arts and marketing. Then, she studied under the artist in residence, Ms. Judy Chicago, in New Harmony, IN and traveled the country. Primarily, she studied the artists of the modern and impressionistic movement.
Most of all, Broyer found herself inspired by the Impressionist and Fauvist movements. “In essence the movement is a realist perspective through the eyes of the artist, not a photograph.” Furthermore, she seized those concepts and built her own style through creating layers of texture, line and color.
Now, she applies her formal training through working in commercial art, digital marketing communications and as an educator teaching adult and youth art classes in her country-side studio. In addition, she continues to learn and expand her knowledge base to further enhance the artist community.
In conclusion, Marie currently resides in Central Indiana working in the fine art and the marketing communications industry. For over two decades, she continues to grow as a professional fine artist and individual. Broyer’s representation spans regional museums, private shows, public exhibitions and juried fairs. Contributing the donation of time and art to public service initiatives, she adds her flair of unique business initiatives and an artistic perspective to the local community.
David Richard Brunoehler
Brunoehler co-founded the National Improv Theatre in New York City and currently teaches improvised musical comedy. He also writes award-winning songs and copy for the APS, magazines, and newspapers, as well as scripts for radio and TV.
Visual Arts: Jewelry
Amber Bryce, the creative being behind Blue Scarab Jewelry, is known for combining Gemstones in the dreamiest color pallettes with her intricate wire work to create the most romantic, ethereal jewelry. She uses recycled Sterling & Fine Silver in her designs and meticulously hand picks the finest Ethical Origin & Conflict Free Gemstones on the Earth. Mother nature and architecture are her biggest inspirations. She lives and breathes her jewelry creations, literally dreaming up new designs in her sleep. A few of her favorite stones to work with are Labradorite, Moonstone, Moss Aquamarine and Rutilated Quartz.
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Sculpture
Emily uses casting processes to explore the meaning of objects, time and location. Her bronze sculptures utilize the ancient lost-wax bronze casting process to document the invention of forms by the artist. While breaking the boundaries of identification and classification in order to explore a separated difference, these sculptures hold fast to the concepts of miniaturization, complexity and duration.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Earthworks, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography
Every artist has their first recollection of “creation.” Until I entered college, I had always considered my creative expressions to be pure extracurricular activity and nothing more. During my sophomore year at Kettering University, a small engineering school in Flint, Michigan, I became intimate with pop-realism, my first creative style. The idea of creating vibrant, modern pieces that were different from other genres became recognizable in my work during my sophomore humanities course. In this course, I fused my ability to creatively express myself through poetry and composition with my careful capacity to capture beauty and humanity in various intriguing paintings and everyday pictures. Thus my work manifested a meaningful purpose while I was in my undergraduate years at Kettering.
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