Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology
For many years, I’ve watched my family members display their awesome artistic abilities in oil painting, drawing, design work and many other medium creations. Trying to discover mine wasn’t easy. They were there, but trying the sit and work patiently avenues did not work well for me. I wanted to be active and still be able to create something that would be admired. It took years to finally find the art that I could connect with, both with my energy levels and with a class of show-off beauty.
The awesome discovery for me is in the form of epoxy resin. It requires lots of activity and the final pieces explode in rich, amazing colors.
My technique consists of protecting everything in a ten foot radius, lining up the containers, pouring in the epoxy mixture, adding color and carefully mixing. Well, doing it carefully is an understatement because I’m pretty darn messy.
Next, I start randomly pouring it onto the canvas. Color here, color there and overlapping in places that strikes me at the moment. The real fun begins with moving the material in directions that entertain me while trying to maintain some type of control. To get the illusion of depth and texture, I have to spend many hours, sometimes all night, adding more strokes till I’m exhausted and can’t do any more. The transpired effects aren’t seen until the piece is dry. On that note, the patient part of waiting till it’s dry is like seeing the ‘Wet Paint Do Not Touch’ sign. I find it hard to resist, but I manage to maintain my curiosity to some degree.
Of course, I had to fall in love with the hardest medium to photograph. With the illusion of depth and being totally flat when touched, several angles have to be photographed to display the effects that are hidden with direct photo shot. The mirroring shine grabs the flash and any light available in the surroundings. After several months of trying to get the perfect photos, even trying a professional photographer, it’s a very challenging task.
No matter what I create, there is a magical effect about them that catches attention. Depending on the lighting effects, different hues appear randomly. Though beautiful during the day, the evening lights are my favorite. The colors seem to be richer and the art takes center stage in the room.
Because of the mirroring shine, I have seen them actually be entertaining with the moving effects created by the ceiling fan. I like working with the brighter and more tropical colors because they trigger a relaxed state of day dreaming and a warmth to my spirits.
Most of my epoxy art is created on wrapped canvas and has UV protection, so there is no worry of where you want to place it. I don’t sign the front so that it doesn’t limit the possibilities of displaying it. You can hang it one way for a look and then turn it upside down and it look totally different.
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Jerome W. Chambers
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Photography
Indianapolis based, Baltimore native, Jerome Webster Chambers is a gifted self-taught painter/photographer who creates art and photographs that please not only his psyche but also shares with family, friends and patrons, his perceptions of life and the abundant beauty that surrounds us all. Chambers favors subjects of haunting seascapes, serene images of landscapes and lasting impressions of figurative work in various media such as oil, pencil, chalk and the camera. Chambers also uses the forces of nature, earth, water, and the evolutionary journey of the mind, body, spirit and circumstances of mankind. Chambers explores aspects in a dialogue with nature and vision. He shows us subtle insights and constant reminders that we humans are not the omnipotent beings that we have come to believe that we are.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Murals, Works on paper
The artist, Stephen Chamblee, earned his PhD in Mathematics from IUPUI in 2012. His thesis, “The Dynamics of Twisted Tent Maps,” was a study of the math behind the fractal structures you see in many of the pictures found on my website. The contrast in colors at these fractal structures indicates that a small change can make a big difference.
Visual Arts: Photography
Andy is an award winning fine art photographer based in Indianapolis, IN. His images explore themes of enchantment within the wildness of the natural world.
Andy’s exposure to photography began in high school, where he spent countless, clueless hours in the darkroom as part of the yearbook staff. A few years later, he finally figured out that the knobs on the camera had a purpose and quickly found a new passion (for photography, not turning knobs). Andy has been known to risk frozen boots, quicksand, and even the occasional lack of sleep to create an image.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media
Bob Chenoweth (aka Robert Retro) is an artist based in Mooresville, Indiana. He specializes in acrylic mixed media collages that present postmodern cultural imagery layered with faux encaustic treatments. Past work also includes assemblage character art creations. He has had individual and group gallery exhibits, and his work is currently represented in a Fishers, Indiana gallery.
Visual Arts: Photography
My journey alongside photography has taken me to far corners of the country and continues to push me around the world. I experience the peaks and valleys I have seen within myself and constantly struggle to express them in a way that brings me joy.
Landscape and nature photography to me are about showing the beauty of the world and how lucky we are to exist during this moment in time. Capturing unique and beautiful places, and creating beautiful art within them is why I carry a camera and live through my lens.
Abstract art to me is expression of feeling in its purest form. Every one of pieces tells a story, and has meaning to it.
To see my photography, please follow the facebook link to my page!
2015 * Recollection, Harrison Center for the Arts – Indianapolis IN
**The Water Show, Gallery 924 at the Arts Council – Indianapolis IN
I Will Wake in the Real, General Public Collective – Indianapolis, IN
2014 Practice/Practice: BFA Exhibition, Katherine E Nash Gallery – Minneapolis, MN
**Objects for Consideration, SooVAC – Minneapolis, MN
2013 Paper (Ex)change, Echo Arts/Saint Paul Art Crawl – Saint Paul,
Art 4 Shelter, Burnet Art Gallery at Chambers – Minneapolis, MN
2012 *Not Quite Sky, Altered Esthetics Gallery – Minneapolis , MN
Creative Property, Altered Esthetics Gallery – Minneapolis, MN
4×6 Exchange ArtHouse Co-op, Brooklyn, NY
2009 The Print Exchange Show ArtHouse Co-op, Atlanta, GA
2008 Canvas Project ArtHouse Co-op, Atlanta, GA
The Good-bye Show Red Raven Espresso Parlor, Fargo, ND
The Erotic Show UpFront Gallery, Fargo, ND
2007 Lovers_For_Fun Tour ALCHEMY art + aesthetics, Indianapolis, IN
Lovers_For_Fun Tour Dearborne at Woodland Gallery Seattle, WA
Eclectic for the Heck of It Ghost Gallery – Seattle, WA
2001 Student Art Show– Herron School of Art & Design – Indianapolis, IN
*denotes solo show
**denotes juried show
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Works on paper
I am an Indianapolis native. My mother was the Art Director for the Saturday Evening Post and being a single working parent, I spent lots of evenings and weekends at her work drawing on the walls (special paint and markers, no vandalism!). I attended Decatur TWP schools until we moved to Brownsburg in 1977, I graduated from BHS in 1983 and joined the Navy. I was attached to the U.S.S. Merimack and went on several cruises, Baltops85 was a North Atlantic/Baltic Sea operation, Port-of-calls in Iceland, Greenland, Scotland, Denmark, W. Germany, and England, this was the best of my cruises. After the Navy I worked several entry level jobs and applied to every Art related job that opened, to no avail. Then I met and married my wife in 1991, we have an 18 year old son and an 11 year old daughter. In 1993 we moved to Southern Indiana because I got a job as a Computer Graphics Designer for a small software company, wonderful job until the company closed 9 months later. I have been working in a variety of fields since, most recently a service technician for a sign company. I had a major accident in January of 2010 that completely changed my life. After 5 months horizontal and helpless, I was allowed to begin walking again and I began looking for work. In the middle of July my paintbox began to whisper to me and for a while I resisted the urge to get it out, then my wife’s job was cut. Both of us unemployed with 2 kids, car and house payments, etc.etc. My Paints were screaming at me now and I began to paint. I am painting to live and living to paint.
Performing Arts: Dance
MAREK CHOLEWA, associate professor of dance, came to Butler University from the National Ballet of Panama where he was assistant artistic director, master teacher, repetiteur, and choreographer. From 1983 to 1995 he served as the Dance Advisor for the Latin-American Dance Chapter to the Panamanian Ministry of Culture. He obtained his Masters Degree as repetiteur/choreographer in 1982 from the Rimsky-Korsakov State Music Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, prior to which he studied at the National Institute of Ballet in Poznan, Poland. He has been a soloist with the National Ballet of Poland and performed principal roles of nineteenth century classical ballet repertoire.
Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Painting, Printmaking, Works on paper
My work involves a reinterpretation of traditional themes of still life, figure and landscape painting. I work to express the power and elegance of simple forms and everyday shapes; to enhance rather than to depict; and to create a subtle drama on canvas that reaches for an emotional level through the use of contrast of color, texture, shape and rhythm.
It is my goal to infuse my work with a directness, power and size indicative of the American experience. I place the subject matter in the context of an architecturally structured composition to represent the concept of the human element imposing itself on organic natural form.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Film, Mixed Media, Textiles
Marita Chustak is an artist from Mishawaka, Indiana. She is currently earning her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Integrated Studio Practice from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. She works with both traditional and modern techniques, and explores many mediums including metal, printmaking, ceramics, and photography. Chustak’s work grapples with the realities of life by connecting her own experiences with the broader cosmic experience, reaching toward the essential truths of our universe.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Jewelry, Painting, Sculpture
Hi, I am a full-time work at McDonalds and a full-time student of IUPUI. I have all ways been good with my hands and eyes; even if I have glasses. I like experimenting. The more experiences and techniques I learn, the more I can grow as an artist. While some forms of art may be my weakness, it can be another’s strength.
Circle My City
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Radio/Television, Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Photography
Circle My City is a collective of visual & performance artists. We aim to capture life around our Circle City and bring issues that people ignore to light through art, music, fashion, and philanthropy. We’re circling this city with one eye open.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Lacy Clagg is a varied artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. She has been a practicing professional artist since 2003. She loves to work with all types of media. From canvas works to digital, she loves exploring where her imagination takes her. Her kids inspire her the most and keep her very busy. She primarily focuses on what helps her to vent emotions, good or bad, and if someone else out there can relate, then it gives her more joy than you can imagine. She’s a down to earth person and loves to meet new people. She is currently licensed by a few large companies to produce figurines, hobby supplies, bath product labels, and more. Find her resume and links to her licensed products at www.lacyclagg.com
Performing Arts: Storytelling, Theatre; Magic
Cody Clark has been practicing the art of magic since the age of 11, in spite of all of the things he was told he couldn’t do because of his autism. His combines his magic effects with scripts based on real life experiences, which gives his performances a greater sense of authenticity in a style he calls “magical realism”. He caught the attention of Genii magazine in their October 2016 issue, who noted that “because he is focused on his character when choosing material, he can take a classic or new piece and make it unique to him”. The Society of American Magicians has also recognized his talents by awarding him the 2017 Cherie Kay Rising Star of Magic award, given at their annual convention to young magicians who show professional promise. Cody has performed his one-man show about living with autism at many fringe festivals, small theatres, and schools/summer camps for autistic students. He performs in shorter segments on the monthly magic show circuit, consisting of Derby City Magic, Indy Magic Monthly, and Magic Chicago. And he has designed a show for young children inspired by his love of trains called “Conductor Cody”. He is a student of the McBride Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas and graduated from the University of Louisville in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Theatre Arts.
While Cody is based in Louisville, KY, he LOVES performing in Indianapolis! His earliest stage time was at Taylor Martin’s Indy Magic Monthly, where he still performs frequently every year. He is also a favorite of IndyFringe, who aside from featuring his solo show at their 2016 IndyFringe Theatre Festival, regularly brings him back to perform at events they host throughout the year. So don’t hesitate to contact him about your event in Indy! He will be glad to make the trip up to one of his favorite cities!
Terry A. Clark
Visual Arts: Painting
Clark works in various paint media as well as ceramics and papermaking.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry
Beth Clary Schwier
Visual Arts: Painting
Artist, mom of six, former Circus performer, actress. I hope my art reflects my joy for life and the Lord! Look for my art on HGTV Good Bones! I began painting seriously at the age of 50. I am having so much fun and never would have imagined how wonderful it is to be an artist in Indiana!
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Vocal; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Textiles, Works on paper
Anne Cleary is a native Hoosier living in the Indianapolis area. She grew up out in the Zionsville countryside. Her childhood spent roaming the fields, creek and woods inform her work to this day. Much of her abstract work is based upon nature, landscapes and the sky, often referring to the mysterious connection human beings have with the natural world. She studied art, English, and vocal music in her undergraduate years, going on to pursue graduate work in vocal performance (Opera). Music is an integral part of her life, and a certain musicality can be seen in some of her painter’s language- brushstrokes may sometimes conotate musical notation, layers of markings and glazes- perhaps a visual chord. She is currently working heavily in textiles- specifically painted and dyed silks and natural fibers for collage, wall hangings and fashion. She works out of her home studio in the top of a barn on the North side of Indianapolis, and is visited often by appointment. Website. www.anneclearydesigns.com, Instagram : @anne_cleary
BA 1997 Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. Studio Art major 1997, 1998
Masters Studies in Opera Performance, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, Ma
1998 Masters in Opera Performance studies, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Bloomington, Indiana
Terri L. Clifton
Visual Arts: Murals
My continuing theory that subjects my work is that there are parallel universes meshing together through magnetic energy fields. The energy fields are a network of wavelengths that are conduit in shape and move in and out of my landscapes.
As I progress with my paintings and body of work the light orbs that are representational of theological energies will pipeline into our definition of space and leave the audience a new sense of view.
Sharon Kirk Clifton
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word, Storytelling; Visual Arts: Performance Art, Performers and Writers
As a “Purveyor of Magic Beans and Seeds of Truth,” I specialize in putting a pulse to the past through first-person storytelling presentations. Favorite performances include Jack’s Mama, stories from the Appalachian oral tradition; Abigail Gray: Living under the Drinking Gourd, a program about Indiana’s Underground Railroad that engages audience participation (as most of my shows do); and biblical accounts–my latest being The Innkeeper’s Wife.
Grants and commissions include those from Storytelling Arts of Indiana, the Indiana Historical Society, Indiana State Museum, Indiana Arts Commission/National Endowment for the Arts, the Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship, and Jackson County Public Library. With a professional career that spans more than 30 years, I have entertained audiences with my unique brand of storytelling throughout America’s heartland.
Contact me at email@example.com for more program information and scheduling a show.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking
I was raised in the rural, countryside of Chickasaw Ohio. I received a double BFA from Ohio University in 2006 with degrees in Photography and Printmaking. Having a range of experiences between my undergraduate and current graduate study, working in commercial photography services and community programs, I have brought those experiences to Indianapolis and my thesis research.
As I finish my MFA at Herron School of Art and Design, I recognize the importance of public life through various community partnerships I have collaborated with and developed unique projects for.
My work stretches across a wide framework of disciplines. It is important to me to have traditional processes and technology available when producing work. Through photography, printmaking, handmade papers, woodworking and other techniques I translate my passion for the arts accordingly. Each idea speaks to different approaches. To obtain a cohesive language in the pieces I produce, I utilize texture, hue and structure to emanate my thoughts.
“Qualia: There is no body that is not cloud made” is the work I have been focused on for the past 16 months. Qualia is the acknowledgement of sensation. Albeit, that sensation could be visual, felt, heard, scented, eaten or internally recognized through the recall of a memory or developed thought. The tactile and intimate nature of a flat print as well as the space you can challenge through sculptural work is a key component to my research. The handmade flax papers and the use of found objects are an awareness of an autobiographical application of self. The thin papers are much like a skin whereas the found objects are moments of present experiences I encounter on a daily basis.
I am heavily influenced by poetics, habitual conversation and universal ideologies. When executing an idea I allow the materials I use to exist as personal metaphors as well as familiar ‘quotes’ of things easily understood. Through simple shapes in addition to challenging textures and functions I can speak of the psychoanalytical and deconstructive notions of preconceived truths and fallacies. As I begin each day, I discover new methodologies to understanding the human condition and those around me. Art for me becomes about the process, about discipline and understanding others and myself in a more worldly fashion.
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