Robert Pierce Eagerton
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting
Robert Eagerton has been a painter and printmaker for over 40 years. For many of those years he produced his own complex, hand printed color lithographs from images drawn directly on lithographic stones in his studio. Now, all of his prints are created digitally on an Epson 9500 printer or IRIS printer using archival inks and papers.
Performing Arts; Visual Arts: Painting
Work in painting dates back back to the early 80s. Expressionist, surreal, abstract are areas explored. A spiritual endeavor in all work, whch includes film work and perfromance art. In film, surreal and absurd. Currently working on a documentary about unconventional artist Raymond Thunder-Sky.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Works on paper
East creates 2-D cell style hand drawn cartoon animation.
Jean Marie Easter
Visual Arts: Crafts
Conservation of picture frames and gilded objects; architectural gilding, frame making, teacher of gilding and frame history, matting and framing. Easter is a conservator of picture frames and gilded objects. She also works with architectural gilding, frame-making, matting and framing. She also teaches these processes and the history of framing to others.
Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
Eberbach describes her illustrations and paintings as colorful art that hovers somewhere between realism and whimsy.
Robert Thomas Eberle
Visual Arts: Painting
I use expressive brushstrokes and subtle colors to evoke a poetic quality in my work. My aim is to paint impressionistic landscapes that instill peace, images that the viewer loves at first sight and never tires of. I draw inspiration from nature and strive to reflect the beauty of our environment in my paintings.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
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.
Mirvia Sol Eckert
Artist of Color; Visual Arts: Painting
Mirvia Sol Eckert was born in Corozal, Puerto Rico. She lives and works as a full-time painter in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The most common themes in her paintings are her Puerto Rican heritage, her culture, family and friends, spirituality, and love of nature. These ideas can manifest themselves in bright, vibrantly colored compositions, or in dramatic grayscale pieces.
She paints because it is absolutely the most satisfying way to express herself. It’s the one thing she truly feels she has the most control over. Being in her “art bubble” helps focus her energy and becomes her escape. Mirvia Sol’s works are a physical representation of the way she sees the things that are important to her.
Among the many things she is proud of one of them was having received the prestigious “Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Grant” of the Arts Council of Indianapolis in, for the year 2020/21.
In June of 2020 Mirvia was one out of six local artists to be selected by Arts Council and Mayor Hogsett as part of a city-wide, COVID-19 public health campaign, the artists created original artworks, poster, and signs around the city of Indianapolis to encourage people to wear face coverings. She was also interviewed by StyleIndy and WTHR Cannel 13.
Mirvia has a lot more to create and she is looking forward to whatever life has in store for her in the art world.
Artist of Color; Visual Arts: Sculpture
I am Bryce Eckles. I am a wire a sculptor that lives in Shelbyville. I was originally born in Florida, but grew in Indiana.
“I am an actor, director and teacher and work in the field of theatre for young audiences. I direct plays for young audiences as well as teach at the University level instructing students in the art of Process Drama.” Nancy Eddy
Visual Arts: Painting
Whether I am working with watercolor, gouache, oil or mixed media, I especially enjoy translating the emotion of the moment through the richness of color. My technique tends to be deliberate and straight-forward, and I am especially fascinated by simplicity, or a less is more approach to painting.
Visual Arts: Photography
I am a photogrpher shooting in most genres with emphasis on portrait and high dynamic range image.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Painting, Photography, Textiles
“My work welcomes viewers into a world where whimsey and wisdom intertwine where thoughts move through the mysteries which surround us all. Using an abstract, expressionistic style, I explore themes through symbol. My artistic journey leads me to incorporate various types of media into my pieces-fabric, paint, photography, metals and wood.” Elyce Elder
Visual Arts: Painting
I grew up in a military family and spent my first twelve years living throughout the United States, Japan and France. Living in France for four years brought extensive travels throughout Europe. In addition to memories from Japan, Colorado, California, Kentucky, Virginia and Florida, my life in Israel has provided me with a rich source of visual imagery and human experience.
Shortly after I turned 20, I left San Franciso to fly to Israel, seeking a separate life and identity of my own. Little did I know that I would be 35 years old before I would be able to return to the United States. During those years in Israel, I raised a large family, taught English with the Berlitz Language School, ran a horticulture program, and drew, painted, and created large textile designs while working toward a degree in English literature in an Israeli university. Returning to the United States in 2004 enabled me to rediscover the physical beauty of America, reflected in my work, and to focus on a painting degree at Herron. I continue to balance my love of writing and literature with my painting ambitions.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Photography, Sculpture
Cindi Elkins holds an AAS degree in Visual Communications/Multimedia Applications from
Ivy Tech Community College and BFA degree from Indiana University, Herron School of Art
and Design, with a focus on Ceramics and Psychology. During her academic career Ms.
Elkins was a Nina Mason Pulliam Scholar, Interned in the Marketing Department of Ivy
Tech Community College, and received a grant to develop her concept of Planar Planks, a
new art medium to be administered in Art Therapy, from Indiana University, Purdue
University Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.
As an artist, Ms. Elkins has been exhibited in various mediums; work in Digital Imaging at
the Commons Gallery and the Stutz Gallery, work in Ceramics receiving honorable mention,
at the Herron Galleries, Indy Clay Co-Op and The Reflected Light Exhibition, and Illustrative work displayed in a
group exhibition at the Harrison Art Center.
Currently Ms. Elkins primary focus is ceramics figurative sculpture. The medium she
predominantly works is porcelain‐utilizing hand building techniques, such as pinch pot,
coil and slab building. As a part of her objective she desires her entire process of sculpture
to be done without using armatures to create her pieces. Conceptually the themes of her
series deal heavily in expressionism, surrealism, and abstract thinking, derived from her
psychology background. The idea to “connect the dots” to what appears to be random
challenges her audience to consider why and how does this relate.
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I’ve been making art my whole life, and it’s also been my profession for the last thirty years. As challenging as that can be at times, it is also a daily chance to bring beauty into the world and that makes me happy.
When I asked a friend for three words to describe my art, without a pause he said “playful, constructive, nostalgic.” I think it’s a pretty good summary, and it applies whether I’m creating a mixed media project or up-cycling a thrift store find.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Sculpture
I am a digital illustrator. I am aspiring to be a world renowned graphic novelist, character designer, children’s book illustrator, etc. I’m gonna leave my mark.
Visual Arts: Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Olivia Grace Ruby Elliott graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Bachelors of Science in Art Education and a second major in Intercultural studies in May of 2016. Through her college studies she developed the basics of many art media; however, most of her work is done with oil paints, or gouache. Olivia is often fascinated with the livelihood of people and expresses this through color theory principles that demonstrate the interaction of light and color. Her use of color and shapes sets her work apart from other painters. Currently she is living in Bloomington, Indiana where she is continuing her work as a professional painter while teaching at Central Christian Academy in Indianapolis, IN.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Sculpture
“I work with the figure and its relationship to the landscape and the environment.” – Ellis
Performing Arts: Music
“I have been performing in the community and around Indianapolis for approximately 37 years. I’ve enjoyed playing at the Indianapolis City Market, Amicis, and as an asstaint for Ray Pancratz, as well as teachig…” Elizabeth Ellison
Visual Arts: Photography
Owner of Drew Endicott Photography: commercial and graphic photography as well as a more personal fine art photography.
Literary Arts; Visual Arts: New Media/Technology, Photography
Conceptual fine art photography.
Diana J. Ensign
Diana J. Ensign, JD, is an Award-Winning Author who writes about the human spirit. Her newest book, A MOMENT OF CALM: Meditative and Reflective Readings for Inner Peace, offers 75 beautifully composed meditative essays. With extraordinary poetic grace, A Moment of Calm gently guides the reader to that inimitable gift of self-discovery on the path to peace. Ensign’s third book, THE FREEDOM TO BE: Stories from Transgender Youth, Adults, and Their Families, is a 2020 IPPY Outstanding Books Gold Medal Winner in the Freedom Fighter category. This book underscores the essential human need for safety, connection, and acceptance and for policies that ensure every family is valued. Her book, HEART GUIDE: True Stories of Grief and Healing, shares intimate and poignant guidance for people who are grieving the death of a loved one. HEART GUIDE is a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal Winner. Ensign’s first book, TRAVELING SPIRIT: Daily Tools for Your Life’s Journey, provides spiritual practices for dealing with life’s challenges.
Ensign is a two-time Individual Advancement Program (IAP) grant recipient awarded by the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC). She is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator. She also writes the popular Spirituality for Daily Living blog found on her website: www.dianaensign.com
Artist of Color; Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting
Rebecca Entrican is a 21-year-old, Chinese American painter and illustrator, based in Indy. She received her BFA in Painting from Herron School of Art & Design with High Distinction in 2021.
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: Painting, Photography
Ric Epley didn’t set out to be an artist. Instead, he was pleasantly surprised when art unexpectedly found him. Although completely without formal training, friends and family urged him to market his work and he very quickly found an audience of patrons. By using a variety of application methods, he has developed three basic styles represented here; geometric, multimedia geometric with texture and a free flow type. Painting without restraint or convention, he paints because he loves the process of it.
Disclaimer: The Arts Council of Indianapolis provides this database and website as a service to artists, arts organizations, and consumers alike. All information contained within the database and website was provided by the artists or arts organizations. No adjudication or selection process was used to develop this site or the artists and organizations featured. While the Arts Council of Indianapolis makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this site, it does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information.