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.
Gary Antelept with band, Chronicle
Performing Arts: Music
Gary Antelept, Guitar/Harmonica, has written more than 70 songs; Jim Ramsey, Guitar/Slide/Vocals, has a love of music which is evident by his energy onstage; Dave Johnston, Bass/Vocals, has performed with the Scottish Rite Choir*; Amy Lain, Vocals, enjoys singing harmony; Steve Sulkey, Percussion, has played in numerous classic rock blues bands.
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
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.
Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Dance, Music, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
What is Quixotic Artistry? It is first and foremost, my brand. It’s whimsy, it’s being able to look failure directly in the eye, and say “f*&# off”, and turn it into success. It’s my past heartbreak, and my feelings of insecurity. Ironically, it is my suit of armour, and my confidence. It is Assemblage, fashion design, makeup artistry, and graphics. It is choreography, it is design. It’s perfect balance. It is the rebirth of my failed attempts at becoming a fashion designer, yet is the new life of a new approach. It is the phoenix, that is rising from the ashes of what I thought to be the end of a journey. Alas, my journey is not over. What is Quixotic | Artistry ? It is whatever that I want it to be, and will be everything that I quixotically dream it to be.
Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture
My artwork uses bright colors, reflective surfaces, and sleek modern materials to create unique three-dimensional, bold designs.
Performing Arts: Music
With an extensive repertoire from the Early 1900’s to Today’s Top 40, Jake has been entertaining crowds in Clubs, Restaurants, Weddings, Private and Corporate Events, and Festivals since 2001, and Internationally on Cruise Lines since 2009. Jake has developed a guitar style that is fun, engaging and entertaining. His arrangements come from the heart and he plays with a passion that makes him a true entertainer.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking
My style is heavily influenced by an earlier, formal education in the discipline of silkscreen printmaking and is reminiscent of the culture and art movements occurring when I was growing up; 60’s pop and 70’s psychedelic. It is a simple study of contour line defining blocks of color.
The paintings are of easily recognizable subjects [primarily monumental florals] and are often narrative, employing a variety of symbols that are sometimes camouflaged. Examples include a bird, heart, lips, embryo, halo, as well as elements that are figurative or animalistic.
My carbon fiber work draws from 5 years of experience working in the motorsports industry and I have developed a process of fabrication, using some of the same materials and processes used to create open-wheel race cars, that allows the 2D work to be safely displayed outdoors or in high humidity areas, and is ideally suited for public art placement.
I am enamored with depicting something as organic and fragile as a flower on such a high-tech, sustainable surface.
Performing Arts: Music
Dorsh Deans, better known simply as Dorsh, has spent his entire life traveling the globe and developing a keen understanding of culture and music. Born in America to parents of Jamaican and English descent, Dorsh was exposed at an early age to several sounds not found on Top 40 radio. As he began traveling abroad as a competitive soccer player, the influences of his parents were expanded, and Dorsh quickly became interested in blending sounds from around the world with the reggae, soul, and disco heard at home. While following his dream to become a professional soccer player, Dorsh attended trials with Birmingham City in the English Premiership and with the Jamaican National team in 2008.
Unfortunately, during a match at Butler University, he suffered a blow to the head that shattered his face in multiple locations, ruining his soccer dreams forever. However, that tragedy became a blessing in disguise, allowing Dorsh to focus all of his attention and efforts on completing a degree in audio engineering and becoming an extremely proficient sound designer. In the past year, Dorsh has been featured on several top music blogs and radio shows domestically and Internationally. On February 24, 2012 his debut single “Je t’aime”, from the Neopolitan LP, premiered at #10 on Hypem’s popular music charts. Amidst performing with a wide range of artists from Lee “Scracth” Perry to Talib Kweli, Dorsh has done remix work for FADERLABEL in NYC, engineered for Ska Rebirth in Kingston, and mastered for Asahi Brewery in Tokyo. Successfully earning his stripes in the i
Performing Arts: Music
With a simple yet sophisticated sound echoing across the landscape of Americana, The Deltacoustics have a style all their own. With everything from background music to dance favorites, from weddings to conventions to house parties, The Deltacoustics have something in their repertoire for everyone. With a personable approach to entertaining, they’re sure to make your event a hit!
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Sculpture; Upcycler
My passion for working with metal and mechanical objects has been essential in the evolution of my art. It provides me an avenue to express myself in a way that brings new life to materials such as typewriters, adding machines and old computers – technology that would normally end up in a landfill. My mission is to create dialogue and help find creative, environmentally sound ways of re-purposing e-waste.
The Dog Moms
Performing Arts: Music
The Dog Moms acoustic trio mix classic rock and pop with contemporary country and folk to create a harmonious blend of songs you know and love. We have been known to bring water and treats to outdoor gigs for our furry friends, and we will always stop what we are doing to look at pictures of your dog. Just be prepared to see pictures of ours. As proud supporters of the LGBTQ community we welcome all to our shows.
Performing Arts: Music
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana at the age of 11, Brandon Douthitt picked up a saxophone for the first time, beginning his musical journey. Now based in Queens, NY, Brandon has performed at festivals and venues throughout the United States such as the Indy Jazz Fest, CUNY Jazz Festival, AFROPUNK, Radio City Music Hall, City Winery NYC, The Jazz Kitchen, the Vogue, the Chatterbox, National Sawdust, Groove NYC, Silvana, Shrine, Highline Ballroom, and Williamsburg Music Center. He has been able to share the stage with musical talents like Jeff Coffin, Solange Knowles, Bill Cunliffe, Melvin Rhyne, and Michael Philip Mossman.
A recent graduate of Queens College with a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance, Brandon studied under the tutelage of Antonio Hart and Tim Armacost. He also had the pleasure of learning from Michael Mossman, David Berkman, Jeb Patton, and Dennis Mackrel. While at Queens College, he collaborated with a considerable amount of his colleagues in different configurations and situations. Upon his graduation, Brandon was awarded the prestigious Jimmy Heath Award.
He began his undergraduate studies at Butler University in 2011, where he studied saxophone with Dr. Matt Pivec and Nick Brightman. Brandon also studied clarinet with Shawn Goodman and piano with Gary Walters. He performed with the Clifford Ratliff Big Band, Butler Saxophone Quartet, Wind Ensemble and served as lead alto saxophone of the Butler Jazz Ensemble. Brandon was also selected to be a “Music and More” student ambassador. During his final year he was honored with an Indianapolis Jazz Foundation scholarship. In 2015, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. Following his graduation, he matriculated to Queens College to further his studies.
As a high school senior, Brandon was selected as the lead alto saxophone for the Indiana All State Big Band and received the Frank “Tooth” Mantooth Outstanding Musician award at the Larry McWilliams Dimensions in Jazz Festival at Ball State University.
In addition to performing, Brandon currently maintains a studio of students at Keiko Studios and has been teaching at the Butler University Summer Jazz Camp since 2011.
Performing Arts: Music
DRJAR formed sometime in 2014. We have tried to come up with a sound that we can be proud of and shows that can bring smiles to everyone the world over. We have a brand of Midwest Rock that resembles many, but is unique to us. We play original and cover tunes (Eagles, Guardians of the Galaxy music shows, Journey, etc). Using five part vocal harmonies, keys, bass, drums, and guitars, we enjoy playing our blend of all types of music from the Woodstock 1969 era to songs from present day. Look for our 4-CD set of originals, The Red, White & Blue (and Gold) Albums in local artist bins or available on Cool River Records via this site.
This is DRJAR, a group of 5 Indy musicians. Mainstays of several bands, Dave Daugherty (Whiskey), Robert Bruce Scott (Il Troubadore), Joel Temus Conner (Undercover), Amy Jackson (Indiscretion), and Ric Ritter – collectively DR JAR!
We’re ready to take your party or venue to the next level musically! Book us today!
DRJAR – The Rock & Roll Tonic You Need! Support local music. Buy local craft music like you buy local craft beer. Cool River Records- 317 257 2639 firstname.lastname@example.org
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Music, Theatre, Vocal; Cabaret
LORI ECKER was most recently seen as Edith Harnham in After The Fair at Buck Creek Players in January & February of 2019. During 2018, she was seen as Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir (Myers Dinner Theatre and Indy Fringe Theatre) and Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County (Footlite Musicals). Other favorite musical roles include Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Footlite Musicals), Laurey in Oklahoma! (Monomoy Theatre – Chatham, MA), Yutka in The Golem of Havana (Phoenix Theatre) and Fosca in Passion (Theatre on the Square). Favorite non-musical roles include Becca in Rabbit Hole (Theatre Non Nobis), Mrs. Manningham in Angel Street (Monomoy Theatre – Chatham, MA) and Lizzie in The Rainmaker (Warren Performing Arts Center). She has also worked with the Indianapolis Opera and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and received her MFA in acting from Ohio University.
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Dance, Music, Radio/Television, Storytelling, Theatre, Vocal; Visual Arts: Crafts, Film, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography
Vandi Enzor recently moved to the Indianapolis area after graduating with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from The University of Akron. Prior to pursuing a graduate degree with a focus on opera, Vandi attended Shorter College and graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater and minored in theater and piano. Vandi has performed professionally as a classically trained opera singer, in church and sacred music, as a jazz musician, in musical theater and straight theater, and as a stage combatant. She has done some film, and hopes to continue exploring film more in the future. Vandi has narrated over 40 audiobooks and currently teaches private voice and piano lessons at Meridian Music School in Carmel, Indiana. Vandi enjoys working with sound, lighting, hair and makeup design, in PR, stage managing, and many other technical aspects of live theater. She has been Artistic Director for M3 Theater Camp for the past two years and has written 3 plays. Some of Vandi’s favorite roles have been Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel, Bastienne in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne, Gaby in Romberg and Eysler’s The Blue Paradise, Jill in Bradshaw’s The Worst One Ever, and Penelope in the short film Penelope’s Revenge. Vandi also greatly enjoyed performing at the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg in 2016, at the Crittenden Opera Workshop in Washington DC in 2017, and singing in the world premier of the ballet Snow White and the Magic Mirror. Vandi hopes to continue growing as an artist and performer in the future; her greatest passion is a collaboration of all aspects of the arts and sharing something with the world that connects with people and creates a lasting impact.
Visual Arts: Film, Photography, Sculpture
The human form and how clothing can transform perspectives inspire me beyond all reason. It is beautiful how a gentleman clad in a Dolce & Gabbana suit can strip away his lofty attire in place of a tall-tee and baggy trousers. Same man, different sartorial palate— clothing can mold a person and capturing the many shifts that occur in fashion is what I live for.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography; street art
Hoosier artist Todd Gingerich was born in 1972 in Goshen, IN. He currently resides in Indianapolis. He considers himself an Outsider artist. His major influences are Andy Warhol & the Pop Art Movement, all things Counterculture, and Punk Rock music.
Visual Arts: Photography
Travis Glennon describes himself as a 20 year old photographer from Exeter, NH. A student at Butler University, Travis is in the process of starting a photography business with his older brother.
Stanislaw (SLAWEK) Goc
Visual Arts: Photography
I understand the camera as a pen or pencil which I use to make fast notes with. My camera interprets Pop-Art (advertisement) which is dominant today in our streets, stores, and even our homes. The striking images of “REFLECTIONS” in display windows, and optical illusions are capturing glimpses of people, buildings, cars, emotions, and the passage of time.
While classic photography is capturing a moment, my Photo-Reflections records creation of LIGHT, the best Master in Art.
During the last several years I have exhibited my art widely throughout the US (Manhattan, NY, Rochester, NY, Carmel, IN, Indianapolis, IN). My art has been reviewed in numerous publications and on TV.
Please refer to my website for detailed information: http://gotoslawek.org/artbankgallery.html
Performing Arts: Music
Musician, educator, and clinician, Shawn Goodman, is an Associate Instructor of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she is also completing coursework towards a PhD in Music Education with a minor in Jazz Pedagogy. She is also an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and previously served as Clarinet Professor at the Butler University School of Music and as a University Supervisor for Butler University’s College of Education. Shawn Goodman is the Conductor of the Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Greater Indianapolis (www.syogi.org).
Shawn served as All-State Jazz Coordinator for the Indiana Jazz Educators Association (IJEA) 2013-15. She was the clarinet clinician for the Music for All (MFA) National Festival presented by Yamaha in 2015 and 2017, and for MFA’s Summer Symposium in 2015. Shawn placed runner-up in the Sisters-in-Jazz International Collegiate Competition in 2000. She presents clarinet and jazz workshops regularly to educators and students at music educator conferences, high schools, middle schools, and universities as a Yamaha Performing Artist and Vandoren Regional Artist.
Her first solo album, Not Benny’s Goodman, was released in September 2013, receiving outstanding reviews internationally. Shawn is a featured soloist on albums by Peter Terry and the City Prophets and the Wave Mechanics Union.
Shawn holds a BM in Education with a concentration in Jazz Studies from the University of Indianapolis and a MM in Clarinet Performance from the Butler University School of Music. Shawn maintains an active career performing jazz and chamber music. Shawn plays Yamaha clarinets and saxophones exclusively.
For more information about her, visit www.shawngoodmanjazz.com.
Performing Arts: Music, Radio/Television
If you want Solo Piano, Pianist/Singer, or all out Entertainer I will meet whatever your needs require. I am an extremely versatile pianist and singer whether it’s Pop. Jazz, Country, Classical, etc. I have over 25 years experience and have performed all over the world as a live entertainer, songwriter, arranger, and educator. I now call Indianapolis my home. I am true professional and easy to work with. I will assure you great live music for your venue.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Works on paper; Poster Design, Character Design
I have always been drawing. Some of my first memories are of me in church and getting too restless and my mom would hand me a receipt and a pen and let me draw instead of waggling my legs at top speeds. Then I drew on my schoolwork, the teachers had mixed reviews on the finished products since a good deal of the time it covered up more “important” stuff like math. Agree to disagree, in my opinion. But I never stopped and it never got boring. Toys and games and other interests have come and gone, but I’ve never put down the pencil.
A lot of artists don’t admit they first and foremost draw for themselves, I definitely do and it took a long time and more than one round of self-examination to understand that. My perspective is slightly different because I typically draw things for a younger version of myself. I frequently think, “What would me at 7 years old want to see?” and create that, my tastes as a child leaned heavily toward the fantasy and horror genres and still do. I usually end up with images of monsters or animals in bright colors using much-loved influences from street art, animation, and tattoo flash. I’m also academically trained and use color theory and compositional fundamentals to hone these monsters and critters into more polished works than what I used to make on notebook paper in school.
In the past, I have tried to do other jobs and start multiple other careers, but lost interest in each one with time, but art never got boring. It got scary, it got difficult, and it got incredibly stressful in a multitude of ways, but never boring. I never want to stop creating and never intend to and am looking forward to making all the goofy-looking creatures in all the loud colors until my hands fall off.
Performing Arts: Music
My name is Rod Hodnett, bandleader for both the Starlighters 17 piece big Band, and the Twilite Nites 10 piece little Big Band, which I formed in 2008. I have been playing trumpet for 50 years, and am also an arranger, and composer. I have started numerous groups, and am proud to claim these two as my ultimate successes, with many performances and followers. My groups have performed around the state, as far away as the Chicago area. We are a “band for hire”, and welcome any opportunities where a Big Band playing traditional Big Band music, OR pop tunes as well, is needed for your particular situation or venue.
Performing Arts: Music
Hot Horns – “New Orleans” inspired Horn Band is a vibrant, award winning, internationally acclaimed, professional touring ensemble. Hot Horns regularly travels the United States presenting concerts, interactive educational concerts and master-classes in concert halls, theatres, and at primary and secondary schools, and universities. Led by trumpeter, Glen Johnson, Hot Horns is the premiere educational ensemble of its kind. Unique to Hot Horns is its all-inclusive instrumentation and its burnin’ arrangements. Hot Horns incorporates its trademark combinations of various brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, all performed by six friendly, enthusiastic musicians with backgrounds in education. The group performs various genres of music from classical to jazz, rock to pop and more, thanks to the talents of various arrangers.
Hot Horns is launching into a new and exciting musical journey, forging an innovative, entertaining way to perform all music. Hot Horns is raising the bar to a superior level by performing brass quintet music ranging from “Bach to Rock” with the addition of non-traditional brass quintet instruments. Hot Horns ambition is to change “Sound” through instrumentation so the audience will have a unique and different from the normal aural experience, while preserving the quality, complexity, and excitement of all music.
Hot Horns is affiliated with many different Arts Councils from coast to coast. Hot Horns in keeping with the traditional brass quintet format, can now take the student / teacher educational interactive experience to a higher level. Hot Horns can now utilize and demonstrate to the student’s woodwind instruments and how they are used in conjunction with the brass instruments, and percussion. These new elements when joined together enable Hot Horns to extend their reach to additional students and expand their teaching capabilities through master classes and educational performances.
Hot Horns mission, is to preserve and perform to the highest level, all varieties of music ranging from “Bach to Rock.” Hot Horns professionalism, musicianship, technical virtuosity, entertainment, integrity, and education are unmatched and unchallenged. Hot Horns performances will leave you astonished and amazed, keeping Hot Horns a formidable force in the music world.
The ensemble was originally founded in 1995. Since that time, Hot Horns has toured all lower 48 states and has toured Korea (1999), received first prize at the New York Brass Conference – International Brass Quintet Competition (2003).
Sky’s The Limit Band Indy
Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Ready to rock….we are a local Indy-based variety band, playing cover songs ranging from Classic Rock and Motown to Country. We perform around Indianapolis and the surrounding areas at local bars and restaurants, as well as farmers markets and wineries. We also love doing wedding receptions and private events! Katie Easter Phend-vocals, Aubrie Sanders Rayne-drums, Greg Easter-guitar and vocals, Dan Hood-bass and vocals, Patt Loo-guitar and vocals.
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