Samantha Lyn Aasen
Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Film, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
Samantha Lyn Aasen is an artist reacquainting herself to the Midwest. Born in Indianapolis, she spent several years in the Southwest before returning to her home to Indiana. Her work in heavily influenced on her experience in growing up a young girl in suburbia. She questions the transition between girlhood and womanhood. Often Aasen’s work is manifested in photographs, but has also included performances, installations, videos, and objects. Her inspiration comes from reality television, fashion dolls, blogs, and pop culture.
Samantha Lyn Aasen received her BFA in Photography from the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI and her MFA with an emphasis in Intermedia from Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited across the United States in Maryland, Indiana, Arizona, Illinois, and recently internationally in London.
Stephen Sherian Barnes
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
Stephen & Sherian Barnes are a husband and wife creative duo, whose passion for painting and art spurned them to start iSM2 Custom Design. iSM2 stands for “In Stephen & Sherian’s Mind”. Stephen & Sherian (iSM2) have been painting since 2007 together in Indianapolis, Indiana. We have been featured artists for serveral shows including RAW: natural born artist, 2016 Meet The Artist, 12×12 Athenaeum ArtSpace, JUSWILL: B.Yound Music, and many other shows. Stephen & Sherian are also apart of an artist group of aspiring black Indianapolis innovators called “WE ARE”. Lastly, we (iSM2 Custom Design) provide the highest quality of services and many useful types of art mediums which include but not limited to garment printing (t-shirts, hats and shoes, computer graphics & logo designs, and canvas-signs/banners!
Literary Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
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.
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Illustration, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography
I’m an artist currently attending an undergraduate Media Arts and Science 3D program at IUPUI’s SOIC.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
My personal life experiences inform a great deal of the content and concepts of my art. The
human experience has always fascinated me – whether these experiences are had within the
context of our natural environment, the landscape of our internal minds, or within the
context of other humans. Who and what humanity is and how we as humans identify
ourselves is also a question that many of my works address. I also explore the many ups and
downs that are experienced in the physical, mental, and spiritual realms as creatures living
and present within the world.
Much of the imagery I use has focused on the human figure due to reflecting on the
concepts of the human identity and what it means to be human. This ideology evolves into
questioning individual identity as it pertains to the self and how the self is expressed within
society and culture. The imposed identities that are experienced on an individual level as
well as the compulsory identities that individuals may be given by society are reflected and
explored within my work. As a gay man growing up in conservative areas, I have known this
type of experience first-hand and seek to identify and expose the various identities I see
given to individuals through my work.
Although some of my pieces explore the darker side of the human experience, I also believe
that this experience is one of wonder and whimsy often fraught with confusion and
misunderstanding. Having worked in the communications industry in customer service for
the last thirteen years, often times my pieces illustrate a misunderstanding or
miscommunication that might be experienced when communicating an idea from one mind
We Are Indy
Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts
“WE ARE” wants to encourage all artists to keep creating and making a way for their talents to have a voice. With the proper support, network and resources, African-American artists will have an opportunity to have the exposure their artwork deserves! “WE ARE”… creative, outspoken, passionate, gifted, committed and making our presence known through visual arts!
Media; Visual Arts: Film, Graphic Arts, New Media/Technology, Photography, Sculpture
In my commercial work I strive to create designs that clearly communicate the intended message desired by an individual, organization, or business commissioning the artwork. Every design requires a custom or unique “look and feel” for each client. Functionally inspiring, visually engaging, therapeutic, fun, with experienced insight and Ideas inspired by intelligence!
My commissioned work is always changing… I invite patrons to take a chance on an eclectic Indiana native! My experimental passions are: typography, found objects, and sculpture. In a “Blue Moon” I might make create something quite curious.
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Film, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Photography
“I am a commercial advertising photographer/videographer with the desire of fine art interpretation. I always look at what more I can bring to make the image feel and speak to the viewer. To me, there is nothing more satisfying than selling a piece of art to someone that will admire it every day.
Media; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Media and Visual Communications, Photography
Photographer & Writer
Senior Exhibition – November 2015
Senior art student at Olivet Nazarene University, Megan Lingle, will be presenting her senior exhibition, Intentionally Broken, November 3rd – 13th, 2015.
Intentionally Broken focuses on the effects of light on different forms, including silhouettes, abandoned locations and nature. Using photography and photoshop, she has created images to reflect the beauty found in brokenness, using light to express form.Along with the idea of light, she created a mirror like environment through the gallery space to give the viewers a complete experience of her concept.
Reed Hall of Science: Life Science Photography Exhibit – 2015
Achievements, Grants & Awards
Academic Honor Roll: Dean’s List at Olivet Nazarene University 2012 – 2015
TYGR literary magazine: artwork published 2012 & 2015
Our Veterans Project – Spring 2015
Project Liaison, Writer, Web Development & Photographer – Olivet Nazarene University: class project: https://multimedia-stories.atavist.com/our-veterans
Reed Hall of Science: Life Science Photography Exhibit Judge for 2016
Youth For Christ Student Ministry – volunteer
Denver First Church of the Nazarene – child care and outreach ministries in Denver Compassionate Ministries – working with homeless, elderly, and orphanages
Pembroke Township – volunteer & photographer
Costa Rica Missions Trip (2 weeks) – VBS & labor work
Church Planting Movement in Green Bay, WI – photographer
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom & Photoshop CC
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator & Adobe InDesign
Final Cut Pro & Adobe Premire Pro
Photography and journalism (multimedia) blogs
College newspaper – writing, layout & design, photography, copy editing •
Broadcast journalism – development of story ideas, filming & editing
Logo development & graphic design elements
Literary Arts; Media
Linda Mansfield is an Indianapolis-based author, editor and public relations representative. Her “Two Good Feet” series consists of four volumes of seasonal short stories for teens through senior citizens. Their goal is to provide quick, enjoyable reads for stress relief.
Each book can stand alone, but if the series is read in order it provides a short story a week for a year, as each book contains 13 short stories.
The series begins with “Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas,” which she released in 2015. She published the three sequels in 2017: “Twelve Stories for Spring,” “Twelve Stories for Summer” and “Twelve Stories for Fall.”
Some of the stories have Indiana ties. All were written in Indianapolis or Speedway, Ind.
Additional information on Mansfield’s books can be found at LindaMansfieldBooks.com. Information on her PR work can be found at RestartCommunications.com.
Media; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Film, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
As a freelance photographer and artist, Mary McClung focuses on America’s food culture and the social bonds found in making and sharing of food.
McClung has been a fine artist and commercial photographer for over 20 years. Her practice includes all photographic media including film, digital photo and video, and alternative processes such as cyanotype and wet collodion processes.
Her fine art media includes multi-media work, encaustics, and oil, acrylic and watercolor painting.
Mary graduated with highest distinction (summa cum laude) with a BFA in Photography from Herron School of Art + Design, Indiana University.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Film, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor; Film, Video
I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991, where I majored in graphic design, photography and filmmaking. I have taken those artistic skills and turned them into my life’s work by continually advancing my knowledge of the technology required to produce digital media. I have always been an advocate for and a participant in the arts. The arts have provided me with personal motivation and have influenced how I make my living. For over 20 years I have produced all sorts of projects such as fund-raising music videos, industrial films, independent documentaries, commercials, educational websites, exhibits and interactive kiosks. I also have experience in event production, advertising and Internet marketing.
Media; Visual Arts: Film, New Media/Technology, Performance Art, Photography
I work professionally as a videographer and photographer. I’m proficient at capturing images and video, but for myself the real artform is in the editing and the curating of imagery. In my art career, I have some experience competing and submitting as an artist and as a (former) gallery owner. I like to be straight forward and concise and anticipate what’s next.
Below are links that are relevant to my work:
Media; Visual Arts: Media and Visual Communications, New Media/Technology, Photography
Lora Olive is a visual journalist, documentary photographer, and lover of music and
Melodie Yvonne Ramey
Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Performers and Writers, Photography, Sculpture
Melodie Yvonne Ramey, publishor, editor & contributor at melodieyvonne.com, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. Her love of photography and writing began at a young age. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos. Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.
Melodie has done numerous art shows and photo jobs around the country, with work ranging from classic portraiture to working for bands, and has even been the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie moved from North Vernon to Indianapolis in 2002, and still resides there. She began writing See the Art in Me – A Photog Blog in 2011 and still often writes her thoughts on society, stories behind the art, reviews, and more in her newly titled blog, READ the Music. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning in the same year that her original blog was born, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens. She currently works as a writer and photographer for Through the Lens Magazine.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Media; Performing Arts: Radio/Television; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Performers and Writers
Author Illustrator and ardent Arts advocate, Kimann Schultz “writes with pictures & draws with words.” A first generation American, German/English bi-lingual, Kimann reaches instinctively beyond horizons of the ordinary in her quest to exist as creative contributor & global citizen.
Kimann has blogged at Huffington Post since 2013. Her articles include Arts & Free Speech advocacy & appreciation, film & TV review, history & sociological commentary on a wide range of topics including politics, parenting, fine arts & architecture, fashion & style.
An IU Bloomington honors graduate with dual majors in Art History & German & a year+ abroad at the University of Hamburg, Germany, Kimann also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology & Parsons School of Design, both in NYC, where she received training in fashion design & illustration. Kimann worked 12 years at a local architectural firm as architectural writer, renderer & draftsperson, specializing in entourage. She was the Indianapolis Meridian-Kessler Home Tour artist for 5 years & has produced many commissioned works featuring residential and commercial architecture, bridal & pet portraiture.
Kimann is past president of the FAShion Arts Society of the Indianapolis Museum of Art & now its social media chair, & currently serves on the boards of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum Library in Indianapolis & the Indianapolis Opera.
Kimann’s essay “Do What You Have to Do” was published in the 2012 THIS I BELIEVE: ON MOTHERHOOD. Her article, In Support of Art as Alternate Means of Expression was featured at Americans for the Arts. Two of her letters to the editor have been published in VANITY FAIR. A mother of 2 sons & a daughter, Kimann is also song-writing partner with her husband, Mike, an attorney & partner at Indianapolis/Lebanon law firm, Parr Richey. Their three-song EP, “Earthbound Ethereal,” is on iTunes and Amazon. Music videos for “Beautiful Rage,” and “Spirit of Christmas – Promise of Peace,” can be found on YouTube.
Kimann maintains several sites, each focused on specific areas of interest:
Art & Lit + links to all HuffPost articles – www.butterflybroth.com
Illustration – www.kimann.org
Articles & Advocacy – www.kimannschultz.com
Interior Decorating & Collecting- www.modlodgeluv.com
Music: Original Songs & Recordings – www.LapofaMuse.com
Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts
Born and raised in the projects of New York City’s South Bronx, Carlos grew up in a community where multi-culturalism wasn’t a buzzword, but rather a way of life. Working with and within other cultures has been second nature… naturally. Getting things done in a more than timely fashion is common to those reared in New York’s fast-paced lifestyle.
Carlos’ design education has been extensive. From the wonderment of bold, provocative subway grafitti to the sophistication of MOMA to the subtle blue-bricked streets of El Viejo San Juan to the neon-powered streets of Tokyo, Carlos has drawn inspiration from every visual experience he has been fortunate to have had. He has studied in New York, Minneapolis, Tokyo and Cincinnati.
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Printmaking; street art
American contemporary street artist CS Stanley is known for visual commentary reflective of today’s political climate. Born and raised in Indiana, he exhibits in both local and international venues. His work produced is mainly comprised of aerosol and stencil but also incorporating a variety of mixed media to his art using multiple techniques including brush, marker and mouse in his creative process. Appointed the title of Bill Levin’s “Personal Michelangelo” and Director of Art at The First Church of Cannabis, Stanley is known for his contribution to the interior design of the church, including murals, artwork, tees, and other branding.
Known to be affiliated with several paint crews including Scotland’s “Black Tartan Division” and operates as American council member to The Secret Society Of Super Villain Artists-UK. Since his joining, Stanley has donated his work to numerous SSOSVA fundraisers and has overseen the first American exhibition in Miami Florida.
Being an activist and advocate of human rights, as well a supporter of numerous charitable organizations, CS Stanley donates his art to fundraisers and global causes in addition to spreading awareness throughout his work.
Stanley currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
Thirtyish artist and designer in Indianapolis. I like animals and people and plants.
Media; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Ward is responsible for curating over seventy (70) art, music, fashion and performing arts events and exhibitions in Indianapolis.
Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor
Tori Weyers is a fine artist and designer specializing in mixed media, screen printing, and abstract painting. She received her BFA at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and has a passion for creating work that engages and delights the viewer with rich visual narratives, strong composition and unique subject matter.
Weyers has been a featured artist in Art Journaling Magazine and she teaches mixed media, painting and printmaking at the Indianapolis Art Center as well many different workshops and classes online.
Weyers creates and shows work from her downtown Indianapolis studio in The Circle City Industrial Artists Complex as well as her home studio in Broad Ripple. You can learn more about Weyers and see her latest work by visiting her web page www.drawriot.com or by following @drawriot on Instagram.
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