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Performing Arts: Storytelling; Visual Arts: Crafts, Jewelry, Painting, Performers and Writers, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
5536 Manker Street
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46227
Self-employed artist, Indianapolis, IN
Artist, Mar 2015 – Present
Resident artist at Acceleration Art and Photography Gallery, 2017
Gallery exhibit: “Art Of the Ages” at The Athenaeum
Gallery exhibits: “Red” and “Secret Doors;” at Stutz Artists Association, 2016 and 2017
Gallery exhibit: “Home” presented by Indiana Interchurch Center Gallery, November -December 2016
Gallery exhibit: ‘Fantasies of an Impossibly Hospitable World,’ Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library June 2016.
Gallery exhibit: ‘Can We Talk? Memories, Miracles and the Power of Things Unsaid,’ the kick-off event for the Before I Die Festival, a city-wide event sponsored by Indiana University School of Nursing, IUPUI, at The Stutz Artists Association, March-April 2016.
Teach workshops on Intuitive Abstract Painting.
Design and make jewelry using sterling silver, glass and/or semi precious stones
Education Design Management (EDM), New Orleans, LA
Co-owner and Director of Social Services, Mar 2003 – Oct 2007
Co-Owned and served as Social Services Director of Education Design Management, Inc., a consulting and management firm specializing in innovative curricula and community social services programs
Consulted with neighborhood organizations who sponsored charter schools after Hurricane Katrina; incorporated art and service learning into the curricula to meet the specialized needs of various communities and neighborhoods
Collaborated with singer Charmaine Neville to develop after school art and music programs for at-risk youth
Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
various art classesJun 2013 – Present
Took 8-week course on oil painting and completed landscape painting taught by local artist Carol Skinner
Studied figure drawing using live model, taught by local artist Vandra Pentecost
Studied the work of artist Claude Monet and completed work in his style taught by local artist Addie Hirschten
Tulane University School of Social Work, New Orleans, LA
Master of Social Work, Dec 1991
Recipient of Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship
Additional Skills and affiliations
Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages; fluent in Spanish
Lived in Cozumel, Mexico from 1984-1988 and studied art with local artists..
Blog writer on cooking, art and stories related to life as a home chef, gardner and artist
Self employed as a caterer from 1993-2007.
Worked with a partner and started a business in interior decorating from 1994-1999.
Member of the Arts Council of Indianapolis
Member of Women of Indianapolis Artists (WOIA) http://womenofindyarts.com/
Member of Indianapolis Downtown Artists & Dealers Association (IDADA) idada.org
Resident artist at Acceleration Art and Photography Gallery in Fountain Square
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
I have been drawing and painting since childhood. I’ve earned two Master’s degrees and spent over 25 years in marketing, but have always kept one foot dangling in the creative pool.
As a native Hoosier–born in Indianapolis and raised in Muncie–my artistic style is like Indiana’s weather… constantly changing. I paint mostly in oil and acrylic, but also dabbles in watercolor, oil pastels, pen and ink, colored pencils and mixed media. Two of my lifelong dreams are to be a cartoonist and write and illustrate a book.
Shelley E. O'Hara
O’Hara is a writer of all genres including fiction, non-fiction, newsletter, how to, web content, on-line college courses, technical topics, marketing but also academic, such as her work on the philosophers Nietzsche and Kierkegaard. O’Hara enjoys helping children and adults believe they too can write. She also teaches a college composition class and creativity seminars.
Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
A singer, songwriter, and guitarist, O’Haver performs secular and contemporary Christian music. He combines strong vocals with a finger-picking guitar style and foot percussion. He often performs with back-up on upright bass and congas. O’Haver also fronts for the 5-piece band “CROSSOVERroad.”
Tamara K. O'Hearn
Performing Arts: Spoken Word, Vocal
Gives poetry readings and workshops in the areas of fiction, poetry, memoir and journalistic writing
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Murals, Painting
“Technique is the Consequence of Concept.”
While making my art, I may not know exactly where I am heading, but I do know how to get there. By allowing my technique to be the consequence of the painting’s concept and following a working path of expected surprises coupled with fearless exploration, I’m collaborating with the nuances and idiosyncrasies of both the materials and the surface. We three engage in real and complicated conversations. By revealing moments from these conversations, we create unique visual experiences. Similar to peeking, I adjust as I go.
Elizabeth O'Meara Ahlgrim
Performing Arts: Music
Ahlgrim is a harpist who has been working professionally for more than 10 years and has experience performing in churches, restaurants, weddings, and other special events. She has performed many musical styles on her concert grand harp in a variety of venues.
Kathleen O'Neil Stevens
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting
After many years of award winning design and decorative ornamentation in private homes, Kathleen is returning to the roots of her creative past. Inspired by nature, and all that is vintage, Kathleen is currently concentrating her efforts on the exploration of combining her passions for painting, pique assiette and jewelry making. “I love working with vintage findings, rich earthy pigments, broken bits and pieces from times gone by, time-worn furniture and a touch of whimsey, yearning to instill in each a hopeful new beginning.” Kathleen also teaches various workshops at StutzArtSpace.
Visual Arts: Photography
I have been an outdoor enthusaist and environmentalist since my childhood days. I have been involved in photography since college. My favorite subjects to photograph are wildlife, nature closeups and landscapes. Photo locations range from my backyard, to local areas of interest, to Alaska, Ireland and Canada.
My work can be found at the Danville IN Gallery on the Square and at various art fairs around the Indianapolis area. I sell original photo note cards, matted prints and framed prints.
Visual Arts: Photography
Anita Oakley creates photograhic images of birds in their natural habitat. Volunteering at a local state park, washing windows in the bird observatory area, and feeding birds for three years provided an excellent opportunity to study, observe, and photograph different species.
Literary Arts; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Whether it is through the lens of photography or through the stroke of a paint brush, I am most content when I have the freedom to bring beautiful things to life. My style has changed and evolved over the years, as I experiment with different mediums. However, I have always considered myself an abstract expressionist. Having a natural affinity toward bright colors and whimsical movement in my work, I love to tell stories and make people feel something. I cannot help but create. And so I will. May all who encounter my work be moved, inspired, and blessed by what they see and feel. And I also happen to be a homeschooling mama to six of the MOST amazing kiddos on this planet!
Visual Arts: Mixed Media
From the Artist:
The surplus amount of food, trinkets, houses, cars, roads, lights, street signs, buildings, factories, the mass production within the factories, gardens, billboards, jewelry, clothes, shoes, pollution, garbage, Presidents’ Day Sales, senior citizens, Super Wal-Marts, Sports team paraphernalia, trans-fat, leather purses, vacant lots, magazines, and various fruit drinks is enough to make one reach for the surplus amounts of over-the-counter pain-relieving drugs.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting
Kate Oberreich, Art + Illustration
Painter. Sketchbook keeper. Ephemera collector. Kate Oberreich is an Indianapolis native and second-generation artist who refuses to define her style. With a love of texture and symbolism, Kate mixes painting, drawing, collage and anything else that will “stick”.
A Ball State University grad, Kate holds a BFA in painting and contemplates grad school every once in a while. In the meantime, she creates paintings and illustrations for solo and group exhibitions and her growing list of clients.
Notable clients include Citizens Energy Group (Indianapolis, IN), 20th Century Fox (for the feature film,The Fault in Our Stars), Indianapolis Monthly and Shamrock Cycles (Indianapolis, IN).
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
The unexpected oddness of our lives – twists, turns, stumbles and rebirths, all form our expression, stance, and style of interaction, always embellished with the subtle marks and scars of life’s experiences.
My figurative claywork is composed of hollow, handbuilt forms. I use various pinching, pulling, slab, and attaching techniques. Surfaces are often carved, textured, or roughened . After a bisque firing, pieces are rubbed and brushed with layers of underglazes, majolicas, and glazes. There are often multiple firings to achieve the surfaces and colors desired.
I also work with tiles, decorative, yet functional, pottery forms, and painted drawings on roofing felt. Come by my studio at the Harrison Center on first Fridays, or check my website to see examples of my work.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting
“As an artist I have made a lifetime commitment to art by participating in numerous exhibits and auctions in and outside the country. These experiences bring together not only the essence of art but the vast knowledge of cultures which express themselves through artistic manifestations. I seek subjects that are eclectic, curious and symmetrical in their balance, in order to create images that achieve an aesthetic arrest.”
Visual Arts: Painting
My work is mainly painting and mostly abstract expressionistic. I work in acrylics. My subject matter includes what ever comes to mind while painting my heart out. Like all artists, I’m a work in progress. Always changing and always seeking something new and different. That’s what makes painting an amazing and fun experience.
Media; Visual Arts: Media and Visual Communications, New Media/Technology, Photography
Lora Olive is a visual journalist, documentary photographer, and lover of music and
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
I have resided in the Indy area nearly 20 years and have recently immersed myself into the growing arts scene of the Midwest. Although largely self-taught, I have taken many formal and community art classes. It was through an experimental art class where I discovered that I enjoyed learning new techniques, especially with acrylics and acrylic mediums. These adventures have led me to the exciting sphere of abstract art. Recently, I have also been creating with alcohol inks on yupo.
I am a juried member of the Hamilton County Artists’ Association (HCAA) and recently placed 2nd at the HCAA Recognition Exhibit with my work “Woodland Faeries”. I also serve on the HCAA Board as Co-Chair of Partnerships & Promotions. I have solo exhibited, as well as had individual pieces in galleries throughout central Indiana. My paintings are also part of private collections throughout the U.S. and Canada. With help from my artist husband Jim Oliver, I also teach fun and educational classes for seniors using alcohol inks.
I welcome new opportunities for call-outs, collaborative work, commissioned pieces large and small, memberships, net-working, anything to further my connections with other artists and events. Please feel free to contact me! I welcome all inquiries.
Visual Arts: Photography
“A true photograph need not be explained, Nor can it be contained in words” Ansel Adams
I was raised in New Jersey. Currently, I reside in Indianapolis, IN.
Visual Arts: Sculpture
“I have been a working artist since 1974. A majority of my art is in commissioned work (over 370 pieces) consists of wool tapestry and later in wireworks. At this time I am working on a show to present in my studio in 2008. These works will be of pvc wire, netted and collaged with other materials. My career now includes independent historic research including written material for over 80 historic buildings in Indianapolis.” Orr
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: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
My voice in visual arts is through mixed media, textile, painting, photography, writing imprints, sculpture, connecting memories.
Studied fine arts at FAAP College (Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado/Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation), textile design at ESMOD (École Superieur des Art et Technique de la Mode/College of Art and fashion textile techniques), natural dyeing with Hisako Kawakami, photography with Arnaldo Pappalardo, batik techniques with Mariana Frochtengarten and contemporary jewelry with Bettina Spekner.
Have done lectures and exhibitions in Art and Design Museums, Art Galleries, Design Stores and Art Institutions in Lisbon, New York, Madrid, Chile and many cities in Brazil, as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Campinas, São José dos Campos, Botucatu, Porto Alegre, Espírito Santo and Brasília.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture
Being an African-American female Gen X’er, I grew up under the influence of hip hop, Pac Man and MTV. My work reflects insight into African American roles and speaks boldly of pride, beauty, diversity and independence. I comment on the relationships between people, places and things all in an attempt to tell the real stories. Because I take on the role of “storyteller”, it is then my duty to see all and tell all.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts; Fractal
I am a fractal artist based in Hamilton county. Self-similar patterns are the easiest way to describe fractals. My creative method can be summed up as an exploration of possible combinations. What happens if I do x instead of y? How does this affect the whole? What else is possible? I explore the possibilities of fractal guided by these questions.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Glasswork, Murals, Painting
“My paintings straddle the line between juvenile and adult, simultaneously reflecting a sense of playfulness, wonder and nostalgia.” Emma Overman
Aaron Thomas Overstreet
Visual Arts: Film, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
The stimuli for my artistic work is the translation of experiences and moments into a visual record. I have a compelling desire to understand life, remember beauty, find purpose in tragedy, and ultimately be whole as an individual. I believe that visual art is a bridge to personal wholeness and a tool for wholeness in communities at large.
My artistic language incorporates landscape, nature, human figure, and color. Utilizing my background in much and concepts of music theory, I incorporate my artistic vocabulary to create visual representations of melody, harmony, rhythm, dissonance, and counterpoint to further emphasize the content of my work.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture
Quincy Owens is a full-time artist born and raised in Southeastern Indiana where the cornfields quite abruptly give away to rolling, forested hills. The pastoral grace and subtle beauty of this place have always inspired the artist to reflect upon his surroundings and how such a calm landscape hides a malicious past brought forth by massive glaciers that scoured through the hillside demolishing all in their path. In the studio Quincy intentionally crushes tempestuously through the early stages of each canvas as a reference to the beauty that may reside in destruction. In the end, each work illustrates this awkward beauty as aftermath of violence.
His best work exemplifies this beautiful destruction. Typically, hard-edged geometric patterns are used to subdue but never overcome the disarray that lies within each painting, within each of us. Instead, a marriage between chaos and order is carefully fashioned. These two polar opposites are brought together to coincide on one plane in harmony through the intentions of the artist.
Quincy decided he would pursue life as an artist while still a teenager. Gifted athletically he excelled at high school level sports, being offered scholarships from a number of universities, only to sustain a life-threatening injury. At this point he realized he was meant to be an artist.
Conceptually, his work has been viewed as an autobiographical maelstrom of design and color choice while also provoking a strong sense of catharsis with an exuberance not seen often enough in this age. His work is currently represented in New York, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. He has collectors throughout the United States.
Nicholas A Owens
Nicholas A. Owens is most known throughout the Indianapolis area as a dancer, free-lance choreographer, photographer and co-founder and former Artistic Director of Kenyettá Dance Company. For the past 3 years he has been directing his own professional modern dance company, NODC (Nicholas Owens Dance Company). He began dancing at age thirteen, studying at Kenyettá Dance Studio. His training includes modern, classical ballet, jazz, African Dance forms, tap and hip-hop dance. He has attended major dance workshops such as the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and the African American Dance Company workshop in Bloomington, Indiana. He has traveled and performed nationally and internationally. He currently teaches modern and jazz dance classes at the Indiana Ballet Conservatory. He has also taught 2 full semesters of Freshman jazz as an adjunct professor at Butler University.
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