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Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
I am an artist and photographer currently living and working in Indiana (and visiting as much of the rest of the world as I can). I love reading almost as much as I love making beautiful art, and nearly always incorporate books, literature, or esoteric knowledge into my photographs. I am a self proclaimed nerd who loves Doctor Who, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, and Neil Gaiman. I am fascinated by stories as well as the sea, and I am in love with underwater photography (yes in Indiana). The name for Lusicovi Creative comes from my Armenian heritage. “Lus” means “light” and “Covi” means “sea.”
Most importantly, I believe in magic. Not in the sense of wands and wizards and spells, but in an everyday sort of magic. I believe in the magic of people. Of what they can do and achieve with passion and love and determination. Of how they can connect with other people and the world around them on a daily basis. I believe that there is a powerful type of magic in human connections, that emotions are how we connect, and I believe in capturing and spreading that magic and imagination to inspire the world.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Media; Performing Arts: Radio/Television; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Performers and Writers
Author Illustrator, Arts & Free Speech advocate, Kimann Schultz “writes with pictures & draws with words.”
Kimann’s novel Jacob, Jacob Marley’s rest of the story, beautifully illustrated by Adam Oehlers, is available now at Amazon & IBJ Publishing. just click on these links to purchase!
A first generation American, German/English bi-lingual, Kimann reaches instinctively beyond horizons of the ordinary in her quest to serve as creative contributor.
Kimann blogged at Huffington Post from May 2013 – January 2018. Her articles include Arts & Free Speech advocacy & appreciation, film & TV review, history & sociological commentary on a wide range of topics including politics, parenting, fine arts & architecture, fashion & style.
An IU Bloomington honors graduate with dual majors in Art History & German + a year abroad at the University of Hamburg, Germany, Kimann also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology & Parsons School of Design, both in NYC, where she received training in fashion design & illustration. Kimann worked 12 years for a local architectural firm as architectural writer, renderer & draftsperson, specializing in entourage. She was the Indianapolis Meridian-Kessler Home Tour artist for 5 years & produced many commissioned works, featuring residential and commercial architecture, bridal & pet portraiture.
Kimann’s essay “Do What You Have to Do” was published in the 2012 THIS I BELIEVE: ON MOTHERHOOD. Her article, In Support of Art as Alternate Means of Expression was featured at Americans for the Arts.
A mother of 2 sons & a daughter, Kimann is also song-writing partner with her husband. Their three-song EP, “Earthbound Ethereal,” is on iTunes and Amazon. Music videos for “Beautiful Rage,” and “Spirit of Christmas – Promise of Peace,” can be found on YouTube.
An Indianapolis native, I have been writing short stories, novels and plays for more than 50 years. Along with writing all those years, I have taught writing at several Indianapolis-area colleges.
My writings, including four published novels, ranging in genre from mainstream to suspense, fantasy, children’s and satire. Many of my writings are set in the milieu of 1950’s Indiana.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Photography
“I am a writer, photographer, and historian. My writing includes poetry, creative nonfiction (including pictorial history, architectural history, and essays on social and political topics), and fiction. I often give lectures on various arts-related topics and poetry readings. I have published nine books and two spoken-word CDs; have had poetry, fiction, and nonfiction appear in scores of publications. I have published many photographs in magazines, newspapers, and books on a variety of topics. I also serve as an editor and proofreader for other authors. I do book promotions and other public relations and marketing tasks for visual and literary artists. I am the recipient of a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis and five Individual Artist Program grants from the Indiana Arts Commission. My photos and my large-format posters of my photography and poetry have appeared in numerous juried shows and solo shows. I am also the recipient of other awards and honors for my writing, photography, and pictorial-history books. I am a member of PEN American Center, ASCAP, Authors Guild, Writers Center of Indiana, and Igbo Studies Association.
Writers’ Center of Indiana
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Barbara Shoup is the author eight novels, including Night Watch, Wish You Were Here, Stranded in Harmony, Faithful Women, Vermeer’s Daughter, Everything You Want, An American Tune, and Looking for Jack Kerouac and the co-author of Novel Ideas: Contemporary Authors Share the Creative Process and Story Matters. Her short fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous small magazines, as well as in The Writer and The New York Times Travel Section. Her young adult novels, Wish You Were Here and Stranded in Harmony were selected as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults. Vermeer’s Daughter was a School Library Journal Best Adult Book for Young Adults. She is the recipient of numerous grants from the Indiana Arts Council, two creative renewal grants from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the 2006 PEN Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Working Writer Fellowship, and the 2012 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Regional Indiana Author Award. She is the Executive Director of the Indiana Writers Center.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Illustration, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture
Chris Sickels, the creative force behind award-winning Red Nose Studio, creates an eccentric world we’d all like to visit. Endearing characters and intricate sets draw you in with wit, intelligence and charm. His three-dimensional illustrations are built from a variety of materials. Sets and puppets are a combination of wire, fabric, cardboard, wood, miniatures, found objects and anything within arms’ reach.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Charlie Spear was born in 1948 in the Midwest. The era of Modern Art was in full swing with the Sixties generating an artistic smorgasbord of art styles and new media. Much of his early career was spent learning about art through teaching art. His imagery grew out of early television and graphic media. Spear paints both as a landscape painter and an abstractionist which characterizes his ecclectic tendencies. Philip Guston has had an influence on his art of recent. Exploring the art media’s physical qualities is an important element in his style coupled with an atavistic love of an expressionistic drawing style. The result is a charged surface of automatic line energy and raw cartoon color expressionism.
His work is a reflection of familiar events in a life among those six individuals who connect him to the larger human population. His imprinting from childhood via the funnies, hero/heroine-comic books and ‘good against evil’ Cartoon movies are mostly the visual underpinnings of his work. When I paint and draw enough concrete imagery remains to call the ideas expressed : ‘Illusionary Prose.’Recent inspirations have been drawing elements from the classical figure tradition. I find in these latter works simplicity and boldness of thought persistent with the classical beauty of the ‘drawn line.’
Recent work is based on the hyperbole and caricature as a vehicle for satire, humor, and wonder. He uses exaggeration of anatomy and landscape elements to emphasize a range of elemental emotions of expression i.e. recognition and cognitive reactions to familiar behaviors and places with a price of ownership.
Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Performers and Writers
Stuart Troxel is often referred to as a Renaissance man. Although his primary focus is paintings for exhibitions and commissioned work, he also uses books and music to fully explore his thoughts, ideas and sense of humor.
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