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JoAnn G. Jones
Visual Arts: Painting
“A life passion, that must be acted upon through our art, is created regardless of the subject or method. Each ideal often can be an adventure and challenge with beautiful expressive colors. Earlier travels to the Contadora Islands, and other islands along the equator, have helped influence use of strong hues and painting styles.” JoAnn Jones
(Paintings are in many private collection throughout the United States, including Alaska)
Visual Arts: Glasswork
While playing drums in North Central High School’s marching band, Immanuel-Keston Jones imagined a career in business. Instead, he ended up getting into the business of drums. Mr. Jones earned a BFA in Glass and minored in Metals at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has been blowing and casting glass for more than eleven years. He began his teaching career at the Cleveland Institute in 1994 and has worked for national and international artists and his work is in many private collections. Mr. Jones is currently an art instructor at the Indianapolis Art Center located in the Village of Broad Ripple and his work can also be seen at the Art Center’s Basile Gallery Gift Shop.
My name is Leo Jones and I have been drawing since I was little boy, I remember when I was little I used to scribble in my bible all the time. As I got older and became a man I considered myself a poet and a philosopher when it came to art. I grew up in a very religious background where I studied the art that was crafted in cathedrals and religious literature from different religions and studied there symbolisms. I have a very wild and spiritual imagination I also admire the artists and prophets of old such as Moses and Gustave Dore.When I draw I feel myself speaking to a higher power, so please don’t judge me. but enjoy the prophetic style and message in my art.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting
Cheerie Joy grew up an Indiana girl watching her family of talented artists create masterpieces. Cheerie has always been drawn to spaces and has the ability to visualize beautiful works of art. She attended Herron School of Art and Design and has been leaving her mark all across Indiana ever since. Cheerie worked for four years as and art instructor at Mimosa and a Masterpiece. She also mentors young adults through the Art with a Heart program. She is a member of Next Stop Beech Grove and Reconnecting Our Waterways (ROW) committees.
Cheerie specializes in large-scale murals and custom designs each piece to fit into the configurations of a specific location. Her styles relate to photorealism, surrealism, and impressionism. She draws on the ocean for inspiration; the feeling it give her is what she tries to portray in of her paintings. Cheerie has been blessed to have her art in hundreds of homes, many private and corporate collections, and over 30 public places. Her proudest murals are at St. Francis Hospital in the pediatric area and the Ray Skillman carousel. Cheerie believes that, through, art, one can truly get to know the beauty that lies in each and every one of us. With her art, Cheerie would like to give back to the community, help youth find their path, and beautify Indiana.
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Performing Arts: Music
Founded in 2010, The Fourth Wall has been inspiring and delighting audiences all over the country with their hybrid arts performances. In August of 2010, The Fourth Wall was a featured ensemble at the National Flute Association’s Annual Convention, including a performance at the Gala Concert honoring Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, Leone Buyse and Fenwick Smith. The ensemble is delighted to be performing at the 2012 NFA Convention on the closing Gala Concert and the recital honoring this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Bonita Boyd in addition to their own recital.
In the spirit of collaboration and to promote new music, The Fourth Wall performed the inaugural concert of the Boston Composers’ Coalition – a collaborative organization dedicated to the creation, performance, education and dissemination of new American music. Each of the six composers in the core group plus a student composer wrote a new piece especially for The Fourth Wall, which was then performed at several venues in the Boston area and was broadcast on a live feed on the internet.
As strong advocates of education, The Fourth Wall also offers workshops that teach students how to incorporate interdisciplinary performance techniques into their performances. Members of The Fourth Wall have shared their work with students of the Boston University Academy, Houston Youth Symphony, Texas State University (San Marcos), University of Houston, Indiana University, New York University, The Eastman School of Music, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, the New York Percussive Arts Society, the Flute Society of Kentucky and the Indiana Percussive Arts Society.
The Fourth Wall continues their professional development in music, theatre and dance through involvement with The Windfall Dance Company (Bloomington, IN), The Indianapolis Ceili (Irish) Band, The Bloomington Playwright’s Project and several regional orchestras in the Indiana and Kentucky region.
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