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.
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
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.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting
“‘Kaleidoscope’ refers to my style and creative process. I have created the Kaleidoscope series: Dot Series, Ancestral Inspiration, Pelal Series; Impressionist Touch in Movement, Duo Trio- series, Forever Bond, Freedom Series, Expression of Pure Energy, Sophisticated Series, Stones and Beads on Stage, Metal Nix Series, Game with Stones and Metal. The two links between the series are: 1 Palette of Bright Colors and 2 Logic where square, dots, and lines respond to each other like a mathematical process.” Martine Bachelart
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.
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.
Zbéala Bailey, American and Irish citizen, born in NE IN. Fine Artist; Herron School of Art Graduate, Painting.
Carol U. Baker
Performing Arts: Music
As an arts education and non-profit management specialist, Carol Baker enjoys strengthening communities through supporting and cultivating meaningful civic and arts education activities. Having served as director of education for Indianapolis Symphony, Carmel Center for the Performing Arts and Indianapolis Opera, Ms. Baker has also served as a program, board, and grants consultant for organizations like Actors Theatre of Indiana, Hamilton County CVB, Ronen Chamber Ensemble, VSA Indiana and 100 Black Men of Indy.
Ms. Baker holds a MPA from IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a Bachelor of Music Education from University of Louisville. In addition, Ms. Baker has completed courses in Aesthetic Education through Lincoln Center Institute and early childhood music from John Feierabend, creator of the First Steps in Music program. In 2006, Ms. Baker received an Arts Council Creative Renewal Fellowship.
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