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Graphic 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, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Mural and commission based painter
B.A. from Herron School of Art & Design
Performing Arts: Music
When God calls on You, will you Listen?
Jerry Collins is a Christian Music Artist, who has ranked #1 Local, Regional, National, and Global in Spiritual Music and Christian Rock for ReverbNation. Most of his music is already licensed. Jerry is also Google and YouTube Verified. All of his music is copyrighted, and registered with BMI. His client list includes Pop Up Music UK, MediaNet, the Independent Filmmaker Project, Mood Media, YouTube Premium, and the PlayNetwork.
Jerry is a member of the Episcopal Church and is a graduate of a small Christian high school. He has worked 21+ years with FedEx. https://www.jerrycollinsmusic.com/
Performing Arts: Music
A fixture on the Indianapolis music scene, Joel Conner has played virtually every kind of music and given hundreds of performances. Guitar, bass, and keys are among the 30 instruments he plays. His song, “Winter Blast,” was featured on the holiday special “Rocking Hoosier Holiday,” which was nominated for a regional Emmy. Best known as a founder of local bands Whiskey, Undercover, and Indiscretion, he continues to work on new projects.
Tony Di Palmo
Artist of Color; Black Art; Ethnic Art; Media; Performing Arts: Music
DJ Tony D has been mixing music as early as 2011. From a young age he realized that funk was his main style. Whether it was funky 90’s hip-hop beats or old school boogie and disco music, DJ Tony D loves all funk and soul music. But that doesn’t stop there, DJ Tony D also loves music as early as 50’s, so if you love to swing dance then he has you covered. With all this said, DJ Tony D is not limited to modern era music from 2020 to beyond. If you need a DJ for a private event around Indianapolis or beyond, visit our website https://www.indianapolisdj.com
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: Ceramics, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Works on paper
Gary Gee, finds the urban setting to be extremely fertile ground for all types of artistic expression. Some of this inspiration has evolved from illegal graffiti and hip hop culture, or was acquired directly from art studies to design creation for wearable apparel and gallery exhibition. Gee’s puts a lot of himself in his creations, much of the work is poetic and reflective of his experience in urban environments, the tight-knight communities, the dreams, desires, goals and the troubling and malevolent ways that black men are viewed by society. This work is often psychological in nature with narratives expressed across multiple layers taking the tangible form of drawing, painting, collage and assemblage sculpture exploring the weight, depth and breath of the inner-city agglomeration through storytelling.
The work is an extension of this versatile artist, it’s an honest visual narrative which includes a mix of natural talent, formal education, raw emotion with a sharp urban edge, and a strong street art aesthetic. The visual commentary in his artwork includes a compelling range of work expressing a wide range from as far back as his playful Jr. High School sense of humor days, or an eclectic satirical spin on daily life-daily living, to a more quantitative and powerful social and political perspective.
His current body of work has been based on exploration in ceramics which include pieces composed of hand cast miniature brick walls set off with a graffiti style amid visual symbols which he extracts and extends from the familiar. These often contain hidden messages, important cultural or social representations meant to engage the curious onlooker. The skulls are also hand cast, many of them contain imagery as well. The crowns are regal imbued with gleaming luster finishes, multiple layers of glazes and incorporating his favored mixed media aspect by utilizing acrylics and spray paints. The skulls that he creates are both a challenge and a lot of fun at the same time for him personally, due to the scientific aspects of ceramic media in general.
The effort that this gifted artist has put out into the universe has manifested into many honors and awards including selection as an Ivy Tech Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award, an Indiana Arts Commission, On-Ramp: Creative Career Accelerator Participant and a recent Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Accomplishments such as these have helped to bring his creations further into the arts mainstream as well as through participation in a number of juried exhibitions across the country. His work is now held in private and corporate collections.
Gee, has also now come to the realization that he should be more vocal as an artist, and in addition to creating distinctive artworks he recently began facilitating a weekly “Monday 2 Monday,” Motivational Monday campaign on social media in 2018.
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.
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.
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Music
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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
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.
Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Nate and Drew of Redoux! started playing music together over 20 years ago; after a successful run of playing originals in places such as Bogart’s in Cincinnati and multiple venues across the Midwest. However, with Drew’s string of living and playing music overseas – Germany, Italy, Belgium, and Brazil – they took a pause in their collaboration. Along the way, even playing separately with other groups, their musicianship and stage presence continued to grow. Now, with Drew back in Indy, they are incorporating multiple instruments and complex loops while still keeping the enjoyable songs and crowd-pleasing stage presence with their duo Redoux! Their fanbase continues to grow, as does their experimentation and the fun, as they love to reimagine pop songs and incorporate their own originals in their setlist.
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