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, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Mural and commission based painter
B.A. from Herron School of Art & Design
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music, Radio/Television, Spoken Word, Storytelling, Theatre; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Works on paper
I’m a poet, spoken word performer, live sound effects/foley artist, and event producer. I am treasurer of the Writers Guild at Bloomington and executive director of the Spoken Word Stage at the 4th Street Arts Festival. I have been twice nominated for a 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 four books of poetry — The Great American Scapegoat (2006), Little Glove in a Big Hand (2010), Hot Type Cold Read (2013), and Homunculus (2019) — 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.
As a sound effects/foley 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, including Va-Va-Va Vaudeville!, WFHB Firehouse Follies live variety show, Krampus Night Bloomington, and The Encyclopedia Show-Indianapolis.
I also collaborate and play live sound effects with various musicians in the Urban Deer Record Co. collective in Bloomington.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
I create all of my work from an overwhelming desire to communicate that which transcends explanation. I wish to bring the raw forces of creation & beauty to the surface as a means to translate experiences & visions into sharable mediums. It is my belief that art has the ability to transform by resonating the fundamental energies deep within our beings. I believe art has the ability to unlock the potentials of our highest selves.
Visual Arts: Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture
“Exploration and Manifestation”
Through my artwork, I explore myself and the world around me. I explore personal, social and political issues that concern me. By walking around, watching and reading both local and international news, observing how people act, how we communicate, how we separate from each other every day and how as a society we try to hide or ignore issues that surround us. Investigation, imagination and dreams direct the creation of sketches or phrases that cluster into a mass that eventually leads to the manifestation of thoughts and ideas.
These manifestations take the form of a sculpture, print, or an installation, depending on how I want the viewers to see a particular issue through the interaction with a piece. I often avoid representation; rather, I prefer expressing my emotions towards a topic by the use of materials. Pattern, repetition and abstraction are common in my work, but the most important element is the viewers’ reactions to the piece. My artwork is not pleasant to the eye in that it depicts violence, destruction and confusion. One example is “City of the Future” an installation piece that presents my concerns about the violence in Mexico, particularly the increasing number of homicides in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, which has been classified as one of the most violent cities in the world. This city used to be called the “city of the future” due to the abundance in job opportunities, but today people are afraid to talk about Ciudad Juarez. For this piece, I explored this issue in detail by collecting articles about Ciudad Juarez over a period of four months. Then I expressed my thoughts, ideas and findings in the form of an Installation.
There is more than enough art that speaks of beauty – but there is little art about ugliness, fear or art that tackles social and political issues. Art is not just the creation of an ornament that can be hung on a living room all. Art can inform and direct people to think about particular topics that are often ignore. I create art because it gives me the freedom to completely express my emotions, thoughts and ideas. My art defines me and I define my art.
Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Dance, Music; Visual Arts: Jewelry; Instrument repair and creation.
Musician Dianna Davis began her career as a classical pianist and clarinetist but has since expanded into styles such as folk, Eastern European, jazz, and improvisation. After experiencing a gypsy band thrill an audience and move them to dance wildly to music, she knew that that’s the kind of music she wanted to play.
Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, New Media/Technology
Rest You Sleeping Giant is Ethan Helfrich’s effort to create blissful and sleepy music to drift off to. If you are interested in having me create an original composition for your project, shoot me an email or find me on Facebook. I am also happy to collaborate or perform live at your event.
Performing Arts: Music
The Time Flies perform original improvised music influenced and inspired by Jazz, Rock, Funk and World music.
Peter Kienle – guitar
Monika Herzig – keyboards
Josh Roberts – drums
Scott Pazera – bass
Visual Arts: Photography
My work is about imagination, expression and exploration. Because my interests vary, so does my work. I refuse to stagnate on a specific style. I avoid being placed in a genre any more narrow than photography. Expression for me is about creating a diversity of style that allows me to explore my imagination without feeling tied to a specific style. As a result, there is little I cannot do, few styles I cannot achieve, so that I’m able to offer clients a broad array of choices and artistic flexibility.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Crafts, Film, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Dreamer, analog junkie, artist, collector.
I’I’m an Indianapolis based artist, illustrator and self-publisher with a focus on astronomical art and space travel.
I’m all about empowering others through art, music, DIY/Zine culture, and comics! I hope to encourage others to be curious, explore the world around them, and embrace science.
I have taught bass guitar and zine making for Indianapolis Girls Rock camp, instructed art courses for Forever Fit Summer Camp, and led workshops on zine making and rubber stamp creation for Indianapolis’ Gluestick Festival. Even though I never received a degree in art, I love to paint watercolors and write/draw comics on the daily. I always have a sketchbook and you’ll probably see me drawing in it while at the pub.
When I’m not making art and zines, I enjoy reading, urban sketching, going on adventures with Vyvyan (the wonder pup) and playing bass/singing in a few punk bands.
Organizing INDPLS Zine Fest
Performing Arts: Music
Electric violinist Cathy Morris is a regular on concert stages where she combines contemporary jazz originals with familiar standards. With five albums under her name, she most recently re-invented her sound in the Brazilian jazz arena. Dedicated to education, Morris conducts youth workshops, performs at convocations, and works as a solo artist with student and community orchestras.
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Painting, Sculpture
I am a fine art painter and scenic artist, a sculptor, a designer, and a master carpenter and builder. I design, build, and/or paint sets, props, elements, exhibits and environments. Theatre, being the varied and composite art form that it is, has allowed me to develop all my artistic sensibilities with a variety of mediums, and challenged me to become adept with a wide range of styles. I make large scale, interactive works of art for the theater and museums.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Performing Arts: Music
“Salazar is a dynamic and creative performer who composes music pairing his virtuoso clarinet skills against washes of electronic sound…”
— Kyle Long, NUVO Music Columnist
Eric Salazar is an emerging artist with international press attention. Dubbed a super-human clarinet hero (Big Car, 2015), Salazar pioneers the indie-classical genre. He takes his classical training and fuses together modern electronics with classical instruments, blending ancient styles with present musical trends. Salazar’s connective approach to performing wins the hearts of audiences as he guides them through explorations of raw emotion. Eric’s purpose for writing music is to create art that challenges standards, unites audiences of uncommon backgrounds, and connects souls through creative understanding. When not writing and performing new music, Salazar enjoys drinking tea, playing video games, reading comics, enjoying the nightlife, and making people laugh.
“‘La energia de Eric es contagiosa y su talento a la hora de tocar su clarinete es impresionante…’
’Eric’s energy is contagious and his talent for playing his clarinet is impressive…’”
— Karla Romero, Editor-in-Chief of Eñe Monthly Magazine, Indianapolis, IN
Salazar holds a B.M. in Clarinet Performance from Ball State University and an M.M. in Clarinet Performance from Bowling Green State University. He has performed as a soloist and group musician in 8 states of the US and overseas in Belgium. Salazar resides in the Indianapolis, IN area. Here, Salazar teaches music, performs, and composes. Eric can be heard on iTunes, Spotify, and other major music platforms. He released his first EP album, Live in Chicago, in Spring of 2016. The album contains live performance recordings of Salazar’s original compositions for solo clarinet and electronics. Eric is always on the lookout for talented musicians to engage in collaborative performance projects. Eric actively writes, commissions, and premieres new works for himself and classical chamber ensembles. His other professional interests include: conducting, social entrepreneurship, social media management, pedagogy, music psychology, marketing, graphic design, and project management.
Performing Arts: Music
Because of love of all kinds of music, I have always enjoyed being the Swiss army knife of whatever creative project I am involved in.
-I compose customized music for independent films or commercial projects.
-I regularly perform with a wide variety of bands (event bands, original pop/rock projects, jazz combos, etc).
-I am a Music Director for various events and fundraisers around the Indianapolis area.
-I am a songwriter utilizing numerous influences and technology.
-I have arranged and recorded hundreds of songs, in both the independent and commercial world.
-I work on “both sides of the board” at numerous recording studios around the Midwest.
-I am fluent with Finale, Reason, Abelton Live, Final Draft, a student of Pro Tools
-I am also a screenwriter
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper
Nicholas Smith is a mixed-media artist born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. He is a graduate of the Visual Arts and Humanities magnets at Broad Ripple High School, as well as a graduate of Butler University with a major in Recording Industry Studies and a minor in Art + Design. Nick’s current body of work consists mostly of abstract paintings, drawings, and mixed media pieces which are often based around a stream of conscious process.
Nicholas has collaborated on murals at various places around Indianapolis, including Einstein Bros. Bagels in Broad Ripple, as well as the Peace Learning Center in Eagle Creek State Park.
Nick is also a producer and DJ, working under the pseudonym “Mandog”, and can be found performing or recording with various artists in the greater Indianapolis area.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Performers and Writers
Stuart Troxel is often referred to as a Renaissance man. Although his primary focus is paintings for exhibitions and commissioned work, he also uses books and music to fully explore his thoughts, ideas and sense of humor.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Murals, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I started drawing at a young age in Canada when my parents were looking at antiques. The stores up there often provided colouring books, but, as fate would have it, they were pretty much used up by the time we came by. So I was often given blank sheets of paper. Due to much moving around, it was hard to maintain friends, and in Canada, where summer lasted a day or two, it was easier to make up friends, draw, and create. When I moved back to the US, we had moved to Florida, where I was socially inept. I did finally make a freind or two, some were just because of Geographical Locations. My comfort and sanity remained in creative expressions. I took a Hyatus with the brith of my daughter as the art world demands much time and attention. Now, as she has grown older, I am venturing out once again.
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