Lynne Annette Anglin
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Works on paper
“I love color and to achieve brilliant color I prefer to use watercolor pencils and ink. I also like to work with pastels and gouache. My subject matter stems from a love of children’s books, cartoons and architecture.”
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Current senior Painting BFA at Ball State University.
Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Drew Avery is an up and coming artist, currently working on an informatics degree while residing in the Saint Joseph neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis. Utilizing a decisively self-taught method of illustration, drawing upon architectural paradigms unique to the city and Mile Square heritage, Avery creates a very individual medium focused on the abstractions and splendor of our architectural heritage as citizens of Indianapolis and the World.
The aforementioned style exhibits highly patterned, meticulous ink work, epitomized in the Cityshapes series. These decisively analog methods of illustration are intentional given the highly digital context of our world. The goal being to simply steward and foster conversation about architectural heritage, the artist’s role in the community and increase public access to the greater conversation regarding land-use policy and urban planning.
Visual Arts: Sculpture
Jodie is a life-long doer, maker, and pioneer. As an adolescent, she used her dad’s power tools to build her ideas. As a high school freshman, she was the first female industrial arts student and was awarded Fine Arts Student of the Year. She started her first business in her 30’s, began university studies in costume design in her 40’s, and in her 50’s earned a degree in art history. She then achieved a master of fine arts in sculpture as a member of the first MFA cohort at Herron School of Art and Design. After successful post-graduate careers in fine arts museums and academia she returned to the studio full-time to explore the fuzzy lines between art, fashion, and performance.
Gretchen 'Copper' Banning
Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles
My artist name is Copper. I chose this name only because I was using it as an 'alias' when I was hosting goth parties in the 90s. That is when I started drawing and painting. I signed those works Copper and so I have kept it even though it confuses people. I am also a DJ and go by the name Copper Top, which is another story for another day.
I am not a trained artist. My degree was in political science and history. I never even considered art until one day I decided in the 1990s I decided to draw a picture and showed it to my boyfriend. He said to 'give it up'. I hate those words so I kept going anyway. I continued drawing and eventually I moved into collage and painting. By the late 90s I was producing works which incorporated many styles and mediums. I had several small shows in the city in the early 2000's including The Bungalow in Broad Ripple and many coffee shops in the city.
In 2002 I decided to leave behind my art to pursuing DJing as my main creative outlet. I decided that someday, when I didn't want to DJ as much, I would come back to my art. I DJ'd all over the country and the world between 2002 and 2012. I released 6 licensed CDs which were distributed globally. All of this was done on small Indie labels here and in Germany. When I spin now from time to time I play a mix of industrial, psy trance, dark house, and techno.
In January 2012 I began to become serious about art again. I brought to it a new confidence in making my own rules. I was also deeply affected by 'The Occupy Movement'. I was an activist in my college days and worked on many humanitarian causes. I studied political economics and have always leaned to the left, although my current convictions have evolved since those days. I began to marry my concern for global political and environmental crises to my expression through art. I recently published a piece of prose in the Canadian art publication 'Adbusters' and strongly support everything that periodical hopes to accomplish for a better global future.
I also very much enjoy creating 'decorative art'. I do this to distract from my gloomy side. I love vintage kitsch and moreover mxing it with other surreal 'childish' decorative objects. I love making diorama. I love spanish and latino style art and am strongly influenced by it. I also enjoy completely remaking large objects like furniture. I have dabbled in painting, drawing, photography, collage, assemblage, sculpture. I hate making anything more than once. I constantly am looking for some new idea to bring to my art.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture
Mixed media scluptor from Indianapolis working mostly with found and repurposed material to form an art practice known as Ah Sum Blah.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
Born and raised in Ohio, and the moving to Indiana when I just began high school, drawing has always been a passion of mine.
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
Mural and commission based draftsman and painter, with a B.A. from Herron School of Art & Design.
Stanley J. Blevins
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Works on paper
My work is an exploration of the visual texts that exist in the conscious and unconscious mind-texts that speak to the personal experience of this artist, but connect too with the larger social, political, cultural milieu in which the personal is lived. I paint primarily figurative work with a strong conceptual sensibility in the traditional medium of oil on canvas, but my work is informed by the way current technologies like the Internet combine the audio/visual, written expression, commercial graphics, and even film to explore human experience.
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Painting
Jeannie’s work has been exhibited and represented by the following:
5547 Project Gallery in Indianapolis Indiana
Oasis Gallery in Indianapolis Indiana
Featured artist at the juried RAW ARTISTS Grandeur Showcase at the Old National Center in Indianapolis Indiana
The Ernst De Jong Academy of Art featured artist at the International juried Eclectic Mix Exhibition in Pretoria South Africa
The Botanical Mix Gallery at the World Trade Center and Dallas Market Center in Dallas, Texas
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
Intuition is a guiding hand in my decision making process, from color schemes to composition and subject matter. I draw how I feel, and hidden meaning often lurks behind surfaces of oil paint, charcoal, graphite, and other various media. My hands are often my main instrument, bridging the intimate connection between maker and creation.
Each work fluctuates in style, just as my day to day mood and demeanor do. My art is a refusal to remain stagnant. Each piece is a subconscious megaphone for my feelings, coupling dull colors with vibrant, intense hues. There is intention in each movement– even chaos can be calculated.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting
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: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
Artist StatementMy aim as an artist is to explore.At times, I allow chance (automatism) to play a major roll in my creation.I am inspired by dreams and fleeting ideas,strange characters and ambiguous emotions.Transformation and the idea of transience are common themes in my work.I grasp onto those things which have no concrete title,and images that fall through the cracks of direct understanding.At times there will be beauty and abstraction, humor, and darkness.Faces accompany emotions, figures follow shapes,and organic forms inspire metaphor.I often give life to shapes or organic formsby inserting a human element.When I am in the studio, I seek new ideas.I work in mixed media. I search for and collect objectsand materials to use in my work.I play with textures and colors.I also use digital tools to create remixes of the art I create physically.I always carry a sketchbook that I work in daily.My driving force is to carve my own winding path.I can only hope that others may follow along and discover with wonderment,the unexpected things I uncover.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Works on paper
My name is Deidre Bush. I am a Visual Artist based out of Indianapolis, IN.
Before moving to Indianapolis, I studied Studio Art atthe University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
My work is inspired by nature, mythology, and the human condition.
Drawing comparisons between the delicate balance of nature versus nurture and human versus creature is a common theme in much of her work. She explores how past experiences impact future outcomes by creating an alternate universe where she manifests human emotion into different characters.
“Creating art has always been my way of externalizing all of the inner workings of my brain and psyche. I can’t always explain what it means, but I love what I do and that, to me, is success.”
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Earthworks, 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.
Literary Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word, Storytelling; Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Performers and Writers, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
Disabled Indiana author and artist Alys Caviness-Gober began exhibiting and selling artwork in 2012; prior to that, she taught Anthropology at Ball State University. Alys left a PhD program (Applied Linguistics) due to health issues. She is a Juried Artist Member in the Hamilton County Artists’ Association (painting and photography categories), and is a member of The Hoosier Salon. Alys serves on the Board of the Hamilton County Artists’ Association.
Alys co-founded Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. (LSS), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit music, arts, and education venue located in the heart of Noblesville, Indiana, and serves as the LSS Board Secretary. Alys’ paintings, photographs, and poetry have received national and international recognition.
2015 * Recollection, Harrison Center for the Arts – Indianapolis IN
**The Water Show, Gallery 924 at the Arts Council – Indianapolis IN
I Will Wake in the Real, General Public Collective – Indianapolis, IN
2014 Practice/Practice: BFA Exhibition, Katherine E Nash Gallery – Minneapolis, MN
**Objects for Consideration, SooVAC – Minneapolis, MN
2013 Paper (Ex)change, Echo Arts/Saint Paul Art Crawl – Saint Paul,
Art 4 Shelter, Burnet Art Gallery at Chambers – Minneapolis, MN
2012 *Not Quite Sky, Altered Esthetics Gallery – Minneapolis , MN
Creative Property, Altered Esthetics Gallery – Minneapolis, MN
4×6 Exchange ArtHouse Co-op, Brooklyn, NY
2009 The Print Exchange Show ArtHouse Co-op, Atlanta, GA
2008 Canvas Project ArtHouse Co-op, Atlanta, GA
The Good-bye Show Red Raven Espresso Parlor, Fargo, ND
The Erotic Show UpFront Gallery, Fargo, ND
2007 Lovers_For_Fun Tour ALCHEMY art + aesthetics, Indianapolis, IN
Lovers_For_Fun Tour Dearborne at Woodland Gallery Seattle, WA
Eclectic for the Heck of It Ghost Gallery – Seattle, WA
2001 Student Art Show– Herron School of Art & Design – Indianapolis, IN
*denotes solo show
**denotes juried show
Terri L. Clifton
Visual Arts: Murals
My continuing theory that subjects my work is that there are parallel universes meshing together through magnetic energy fields. The energy fields are a network of wavelengths that are conduit in shape and move in and out of my landscapes.
As I progress with my paintings and body of work the light orbs that are representational of theological energies will pipeline into our definition of space and leave the audience a new sense of view.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting
I was born in Miami, Florida but grew up in Indianapolis, primarily in Broad Ripple. Ever since I was a child I was obsessed with drawing. I was involved in the arts through out my time at Broad Ripple High School, studying AP Visual Art. I got my first bit of experience in the real world when in my sophmore year I helped create the mural outside Einstein’s Bagels in Broad Ripple. I have always loved illustrating unique and mysterious imagery, creating a concept hidden within the subject matter. After high school I went to Ivy Tech Community College and recieved an Associates Degree in Fine Arts and then transferred to Savannah College of Art and Design where I graduated with a B.F.A. in Illustration/Communication Arts. My illustration work can be applicable to the graphic design, editorial, advertising, and book market place.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
Destiny Cooper was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1996. She is currently studying at Herron School of Art and Design to obtain her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics with a minor in Art History. Her studio practice includes pottery and functional ware with some sculptural work. Cooper’s three-dimensional ceramic works focus on ego death, psychedelia, sacred geometry, and environmental issues. She is the owner of Destiny Cooper Studio and Destiny Cooper Photography. She also owns Destiny Cooper Studio and deshtiny on Etsy. She attends music festivals and concerts like Hyperion to run a booth selling her fine art and Etsy work.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
After being told for years that pursuing art wasn’t a viable source of income or success, I was finally able to abandon the discouraging notion that what I truly loved doing was insignificant. Perhaps I’m a bit late to the game of exhibiting my work…or maybe I needed to wait until now. Either way, it’s my time to take a risk and really start focusing on that which fills me with joy.
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media
Evoking universal symbols, I strive to transcend history and social conditioning, tapping collective memory, and speculating where this path will lead us into the future. Delving deeper, I’m interested in investigating nostalgia as a healing mechanism, used to balance our volatile culture, and exploring our metaphysical relationship with the universe through my work. Drawing from studies in psychology and sociology, exploration of the human condition is a bottomless well of inspiration.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Benaiah Cusack is a contemporary landscape painter of Indianapolis who emerged on the art scene in 2012. His surreal and abstract paintings embody dramatic color, texture, mixed media elements and his unique view of nature, fantasy and the mystical.“I paint to document my inner life, impressions, and attempt to capture the fragments of beauty and melancholy from nature. When I start a painting, I escape into another world. I don’t usually know where the destination will take me. The painting process is a journey that navigates me into the framework of my canvas. Biomorphic shapes and paint splatters start the process. Then I add layer-upon-layer of paint and texture, and eventually the piece starts to take shape. Through my art, I want to transport the viewer into a surreal landscape where the mundane world disappears, lifting a veil and revealing a dramatic visual story. I hope that my paintings can open a window into a new environment that creates metaphors for life or sparks the imagination.”
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Born; Terre Haute, Indiana 1956
BFA ~ Herron School of Art, Indianapolis
Currently works from his studio in Greenwood, Indiana.
Studied painting under Robert Berkshire and Edmund Brucker.
Referrals upon request.
Rosa Maria C. Dies
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking
My work is simple in design and complex in textures. It is this combination of elements that make my work special. Most of my pieces are rich in color. Nature is frequently present in one form or another. My monoprints start from a collograph plate that I prepare from a drawing. To print, I often do a combination of intaglio and relief printing using a variety of ink viscosities.
Visual Arts: New Media/Technology, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I make photographs using a variety of cameras ranging from traditional DSLRs, to more contemporary Mirror-less varieties. I also enjoy infrared photography, and, probably most significantly, create with the iPhone.
Through my business, Rad Drew Photography, LLC, which I stared in 2010, I make and sell images, teach photography and “iPhoneography,” and lead educational photo workshops to destinations around the world. On these trips, I guide photographers to extraordinary photo opportunities and teach in the field to support students in making the best images possible given the equipment and conditions.
Since 2013 I’ve lead groups to Cuba at least twice each year. Other workshop destinations include the South of France, Tuscany, Cape Cod, Boston’s North Shore, The Palouse, and many destinations in my home state of Indiana and neighboring Ohio.
My imagers have received numerous international awards and have made their way into galleries and juried international competitions showing in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Texas, Vermont, New York, Toronto, Collingwood, Seattle, and Melbourne. I’m the author of the fine art books, In Good Light, Images of the Circle City; a collection of images of Indianapolis, and Rural Indiana, A Beauty all its Own, and am a contributor to today’s most comprehensive volume of iPhone instruction, The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone.
Growing up in Cincinnati, Joanie has evolved as an artist throughout her life. Starting as a graphic designer (before computers!), she later moved to Indianapolis where she transitioned into making her own art in different media. After a welding class at the Indianapolis Art Center, steel sculpture has been Joanie’s passion for the past 20 years. Now in Noblesville, Joanie has worked with both of her sons over the years. Two years ago, her son Josh joined the business full-time. As a conservationist and botanist, he brings fresh ideas to experiment with and is an integral part of the business.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress; Visual Arts: Film, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Performers and Writers, Photography, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
Inspiration is the guiding light for Molly Anne Dykstra. Her intuition guides her use of materials and themes to create art which is both elegant and spontaneous. Her work is intensely personal, inviting the viewer to consider alternative ways to perceive the mundane. Adept at mediums from rock sculpture to fiber art and traditional oil painting, she chooses different paths to express her take on often inexplicable themes.
Ms. Dykstra is a self-employed, Indiana based artist. Among her awards are the Elle Siskind Award for Drawing and Best in Pastel (2016) at the Indianapolis Art Center and Best in Show (2017), First Place (2018), Third Place (2017) and Awards of Merit (2017, 2016), at the Annual Juried Show at Ivy Tech Community College, Honorable Mention, Professional Category in Embellished Fabrics (2017) and Sculpture (2016) at the Indiana State Fair. She has worked on several public art installations, including four murals funded by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (2017-2013), the Seeds of Light installation with Arlon Bayliss (2016), A Piece of Our Heart at Community North Hospital (2017) and the Shelters and Abodes installation at Ivy Tech Community College (2015). She is also a teaching artist, offering classes and workshops through the Garfield Park Arts Center.
Her exhibitions include her solo show, Meanderings, at the Garfield Park Arts Center (2017) and group show, Catalyst, at the Gallery at the Julian M. Carson Learning Resource Center. Ms. Dykstra’s other work includes illustrating the children’s book, All About Benjamin Franklin, for Cardinal Publishers Group and Blue River Press in 2016. She also has multiple IMDb credits for her work on Star Trek Continues, a web-based series, which included work in the swing gang, art department and as an extra. Her other IMDb credits include graphic design and concept for Leaves of Eden (2015), and work as an extra for The Life and Death of Sir Elizabeth (2013).
Mirvia Rivera Eckert
Visual Arts: Painting
After years of working as a graphic designer, during which I used my creativity to distill clients’ ideas and concepts into visually striking imagery, I am fortunate to be at a point in life when I can use that creativity to express ideas of my own. I am a painter. And it is as wonderful and daunting as I had imagined.
There are few things scarier than exposing your work to the world. You pour your heart and soul into a painting and fear what others may think. But it’s that very thing that makes it wonderful, as well.
All of my life finds a way into my paintings: my Puerto Rican heritage, spirituality, love of family and friends, and my fascination with nature. All designs are painted to the outer edges and wrap around the board, making framing unnecessary. My work portrays its subjects as stylized and a bit surreal, with a variety of bold, vibrant colors using crisp lines and shapes, in a style clearly influenced by the earlier years of my career.
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