David Alan Anderson
Performing Arts: Theatre
David’s renewal process was an opportunity to step away from his busy professional career to see a variety of theatre. Unrestrained by the pressure of preparing for his performances, David was able to focus on the work of other professional actors and evaluate his own abilities. A busy year lies ahead of David as he will prepare to appear as Kent in King Lear and Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun. Amidst his schedule, David will be looking for more opportunities to attend plays and continue his renewal process.
Linda Elisabeth Anderson
Visual Arts: Painting
My work is about connection to and conflict between these inner and outer experience. In my work exploring interiors, I layer, destroy, repeat and recombine imagery in an intuitive process. Rather than attempting to paint the world faithfully as I see it, these works are focused on the inner, imagined places of memory or imagination that give depth and meaning to our experience of the world.
Lorie Lee Andrews
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Printmaking
Creating art is directly related to the way I process life events and my spiritual journey. I work in various 2D mediums as well as making artist books. I love printmaking, painting, drawing and mixed media creating. If I am trying to answer a philosophical or emotional question for myself, I know that if I go to my studio and get busy, I will find the answer I am looking for.
Visual Arts: Painting
“I paint what I love and know the best: the Indiana landscape.”
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.”
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.
Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
“Your diamonds are not in far off distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own back yard if you but dig for them.” `Russell H. Conwell~
Laura, a lifelong Hoosier finds her greates inspiration along Indiana back roads and fields. She enjoys exploring these paths working at her easel “en plein air” or creating field studies along with photos for use in her home studio. Her work reflects her passion for the charm of the commonplace scenes she discovers along the way. Through her artistic vision she invites viewers to notice the “diamonds here in our own back yard.”
Visual Arts: Sculpture
“I have developed a writing practice that has culminated in a piece titled “word picture.” Each picture is an hour long film of a writing session projected via LCD onto a plain surface. Text is generated on the surface as though one were observing a writer from over his shoulder, complete with mistakes, corrections, cut, pastes, and pauses. Some sessions include an electronic clock enhancing the sense of passage of time. The piece places the viewer into the artist’s studio in ‘real time.'”
Visual Arts: Photography
Through his fine art photography, Archbold captures beautiful and ethereal natural scenes as well as gritty and industrial cityscapes.
Performing Arts: Music; Composer, pianist, classical, jazz, chamber music
Archibald writes and performs improv-based, jazz-infused compositions for the piano. In addition, she writes chamber music, and composes for film, television, and theater.
Visual Arts: Painting
Mason Archie is an award winning artist who strives to master his craft. He is a traditional painter who has the ability to attack all subject matter with the same panache. Archie’s paintings are collected throughout the country.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Self taught abstract artist and photographer with emphasis on travel, street and black and white photography.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Multi Media African American Artist
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper; Public Art
Don Artamas is a Contemporary Abstract Artist, with an international upbringing, he is currently based in Marion, Indiana, USA and his works has been exhibited in various museums and galleries in Asia and USA. A student of the arts at an early age, Don Artamas has been painting professionally since 90’s. He does not limit himself by a particular style . . . He is a versatile artist who is inventive, searching and daring. His works are interesting and enlightening characterized distinctively by spontaneity, impulse, depth, improvisation and chance. His abstract works are emotionally charged infused with mystery and tension, expressing a wide range of human desire and yearnings. The power and fascinating quality of Don Artamas’ works stem from the feeling that they strike deep into subconscious reserves of energy and imagination.
Anthony 'Tony' Artis
Performing Arts: Music
Anthony J. ‘Tony’ Artis, aka ‘Baba Amoah’ (AH-moe-wah) is a native of Kokomo, Indiana, and has lived in Indianapolis, Indiana, since 1978. He began studying trumpet at age 12, bass guitar at age 14 and African percussion in 1990. He has studied in various cities in the U.S., Ghana, West Africa and Cuba. Tony received the Indianapolis Arts Council’s Creative Renewal Fellowship in 1999 and 2007 and an Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission in 2001. He is an African drummaker, owner/operator of Amoah’s African Drum Works and Coal Bin Productions. Artis loves teaching children and is a teaching artist with Arts for Learning (affiliate of Young Audiences of Indiana) and a Master Artist with Art Mix (formerly VSA Arts of Indiana – enabling all people to experience art). He is the founder and artistic director of Ori Afro Jazz Ensemble and co-founder of Sancocho Music and Dance Collage. Tony began his career as a full time musician in 2000, after retiring from his 25 year practice as an architect (Bach. Environmental Design, Miami Univ. School of Architecture, Oxford, OH) and semi-professional musician. He likes all genres of music as long as it is performed to the best of the artists’ ability.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Painting, drawing and pro-photography, sci-fi and how-tos on art and pro-photography and more
Nobody Can Tell Me What To Do, Not Even Me!
There are neither good nor bad subjects.
From the point of view of pure Art,
you could almost establish it as an axiom that the subject is irrelevant,
style itself being an absolute manner of seeing things.
Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.
My name is Gersh and I’m a self-taught well-published Professional Photographer, Artist, Sci-fi & How-To Professional Photography & How-To Art Writer & Designer.
I started drawing and painting when I was 3 and the first time I had my photography work published was when I was a very young child.
I have never gone to school to study art, writing, design and/or photography, nor have I had anyone teaching me any of the said disciplines.
My art work comprises of a very large collection of black and white and color images which have been created by me in various styles, some of which are surrealism, realism, impressionism and other well-known artistic expressions, in addition to those which have been pioneered by me.
What sets me apart from all other artists, is not only a distinct style of my work, but also the fact that I work in almost each and every medium and genre and pioneer my own genres.
A large portion of my work are storyboards and illustration for books written by me, nevertheless there are also images which are not a part of any project.
They say that every image is worth a thousand words and that every image is a story. My art speaks for itself and I’m not here to describe it, because if my images couldn’t speak for themselves and could not tell stories, they wouldn’t be worth of even looking at them, needless speaking of being published and admired by people.
My art is not only a product of my knowledge, imagination, but is also a result of experiences achieved through the exploration of various mediums. From pen and Indian ink, charcoal, markers, oil, graphite, acrylics to less known materials, some of which have been created by me. Despite what has been said, I do not stick with any particular style, but on contrary remain a free explorer of various mediums and styles, which leaves me free not to be told what to do, not even by me, but to remain free in my exploration of the ways and choices to achieve an absolute paramount in my artistic-expression!
Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Bashiri Asad has been on the local music scene for only a short while. In this time, his gift has touched the lives of many. His blend of jazz, soul, and funk music is fast becoming a regular practice among the local music elite. Combining his love and respect for the craft, Bashiri continues to make a name for himself as one of the premiere vocalist in the Circle City.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Storytelling
Deborah Asante is Founder and Artistic Director of the Asante Children’s Theatre. She has dedicated her life to teaching and sharing the value of culture and heritage through the performing arts. Deborah is an Actress, Writer, Director and award winning Storyteller. Her directing credits include Producing Director of the Inner City Cultural Center at San Francisco Reader’s Theatre, Director of the San Francisco Children’s Radio Theatre, Director and Producer of the Bay Area’s Production of “Blue Jazz Cabaret”. She has also directed the Touring Productions for Freetown Village and “Black Nativity” for the Walker Theatre. As a writer and director, she is responsible for several of ACT’s biggest hits; “Motown Story”, “The Middle Passage” (with Crystal V. Rhodes), “Zora Tales”, “The Step And Stand Tall Blues” and her favorite “Abena and the Python”.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Music
Ben Asaykwee is an actor/composer/playwright whose favorite past-time is making people laugh.
Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration
Paul Asta was born in South Korea. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and Indiana University Bloomington where he earned his M.F.A. in Poetry. Recently he resided in Cork, Ireland, where he studied Creative Writing at University College Cork on a Fulbright Grant.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music
Athanasius Blue is a cloud that forms from the exhaled conversations of two lovers on a chilled night beneathe September stars. Movie star good looks Devon Rogers and his poet princess Julianna Gold joined hands on her home’s porch in 2012’s early summer heat. Rogers needed a singer and Gold had a voice, but instrumentally she was crippled beyond her own esophagus. The two united and began a love story reminiscent of everyone’s favorite grandparents. Sweet words and even sweeter actions now work behind the scenes to produce music that belays childhood wisdom and reverie to adult circumstance.
Equipped with a fervid itch to create, Athanasius Blue submits poised vocals and enchanting guitar work to their latest effort, the album “Elaine Caudate,” in which Caudate, a teenaged Mother Nature, saddened from her unrequited love for a king, turns to prescription pills as refuge. Her habit becomes addiction as she arranges for the local sheriff to feed her the numbing medicine continuously through the town’s water supply. The sheriff’s requested poisoning of the big water tower leads to interesting changes for both animals and people alike.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Works on paper
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Literary Arts; Portrait; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Portrait, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Kaila Austin is a painter and mixed media artist based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has been a participant in Murals for Racial Justice with the Arts Council of Indianapolis and has been interviewed for several magazines emphasizing Black arts and culture across the United States. Currently, she has a painting studio located at 201 Studios, where she also works as a bookbinder and printmaker.
Austin works primarily in mixed media portraiture, focusing on the ways in which the arts can humanize Blackness after centuries of visual culture that has been subversive and noxious. Working traditionally in oil portraits, she has spent the last year expanding her work into mixed media loosen the rigidity tied to classical notions of what art is supposed to be. She primarily uses community members from around Indianapolis as the subject of her work, seeking to elevate everyday people and common people to the grandeur of historical narrative paintings.
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: Photography
My documentary of the local art scene has turned into a series of art about art. I enjoy the energy that openings and installations generate, and I strive to capture that as an image.
I have been documenting the Indy Fringe Theater Festival.
I also use my architectural documentary style to create Amusing Art Magnets.
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Sculpture
Martine obtained a Bachelor in Architecture in Brussels. She studied Industrial Marketing and Emotional Intelligence. She is a creative thinker, she is fascinated by the brain and the infinite possibilities we do have to change & grow. She traveled on all continents & is advocate to cultural diversity. Martine has always been present in the artistic field, design, painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography. Already in 2008, her skills were recognized in Indianapolis Monthly Magazine. Her career as architect & painter led her to work with the most prestigious businesses including bank branch & developers. For more than 20 years, she has also been involved in the racing industry. Martine is married since 30 years and has two children.
She uses the metal casting process, works with bronze aluminium and stainless. Her pieces are symbolic. I AM LOVE, I AM STRONG, I AM DREAMING, MEMORY, YES, WINDY CITY, RIVERWALK, ELEMENTS, MOTHER NATURE, CHAIN OF LOVE…are some of them.
The bold colors she uses bring you joy and high energy. Check her website www.MartineBachelart.com
And discover her pieces at KUABA GALLERY, downtown Indianapolis. The show ends June 29. 2019.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
I am inspired by Eastern and Western cultures, and as a scientist, I take a trial and error approach to making art. I appreciate the beauty of lines, shapes, colors, and space in nature and the man-made world. My art is unique because of my diverse influences and my interest in time, color, and methodology. My work explores organic, deeply textured, and delicate beauty. My art is characterized by linear rhythm, dynamic movement, and varied materials that, along with vibrant colors, create bold compositions.
I also like to incorporate a variety of paper and sewing techniques into my paintings, creating a highly textured mixed media work. I work in acrylic, oil, watercolor, collage, mixed media, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, sewing, crochet, and felting.
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