Kathleen Wenzel Biale
Visual Arts: Mixed Media
“I work in various media. The direction of each piece of my work expresses feeling, mood, color and subject matter.’ Kathleen Wenzel Biale
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Film, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
I am a senior philosophy and art student at Marian University
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
I started painting in my early 50’s. My mediums are encaustic and oil and cold wax. Encaustics came to my attention while visiting my daughter in Portland where we took a workshop. It is a challenging and rewarding medium.
Facebook: Linda Westfall Artist
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word
My name is Eric “Young Man Royalty” Weston I’m from Campbell, CA. I’m laid back and full of a desire to love despite the basis. I’m 28 years of age and recently I’ve been on a writing spree, self-publishing book after book. I have over 8 books both chapters based and poetic.
Scott R Westphal
Visual Arts: Earthworks, Sculpture
DESIGN & FABRICATION
Small to large scale bronze, aluminum, and steel sculptures (1995 to present)
ARTS & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Owner/Operator, The Great Frame Up – Indianapolis, Indiana (1976 to present)
2000 -2012 – Hoosier Salon – Juried Art Show
2000 – Hoosier Salon – Honorable Mention
2002 – Hoosier Salon – Indiana State Museum Permanent Collection – Purchase Award
2009 – Best Sculpture
2007 – Columbus Indiana Visitor Center, Columbus, Indiana
2011 – White River State Park, Indianapolis, Indiana
2012 – Hoosier Salon Broad Ripple Gallery “Form and Fresco”
Multiple exhibits in galleries and public spaces throughout Indiana
2012 Irvington Presents – The Helene Hibben Merit Prize for Work in Dimension
2009 Hoosier Salon – Best Sculpture
2008 IDADA Annual Juried Show – Best of Show
2002 Hoosier Salon Purchase Award, Indiana State Museum
2000 Hoosier Salon Honorable Mention
1998 American States Insurance Company Arts Competition, Third Place-Sculpture
1996 Arts Council of Indianapolis Calderfest poster (State) Competition, First Place
2011 – White River State Park, Indiana (National Competition)
Stella – Bronze – 16” X 24” X 120”
2010 – Community South Health Network, Indiana (RTKL Architects) –
Utopia – Bronze – 72” X 48” X 48”
2009 – The Great Frame Up
Facet – Stainless Steel – 48” X 16” X 120”
2008 – Community North Health Network, Indiana (RTKL Architects) –
Lineage – Bronze – 11” X 19” X 60”
2008 – Citizens Gas, Indianapolis
Parameters – Bronze – 6” X 12” X 37”
2007 – Community North Health Network, Indiana (RTKL Architects)
I-Drops – Bronze – 18” X 26 “ 144”
2007 – Columbus Indiana Visitor Center
Iris – Aluminum – 20” X 36 “ X 144”
2002 – Indiana State Museum – Permanent Collection –
Comps – Bronze – (2) pieces – 6- X 6” X 30”
2001 – Private Collection in a Public Space – Indianapolis Attorney –
Ripples – Aluminum – (3) pieces – 12” X 12” X 144”
1999 – Private Collection in a Public Space – Indianapolis Attorney –
Nana – Bronze – 8” X 8” X 12”
Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor
Tori Weyers is a fine artist and designer specializing in mixed media, screen printing, and abstract painting. She received her BFA at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and has a passion for creating work that engages and delights the viewer with rich visual narratives, strong composition and unique subject matter.
Weyers has been a featured artist in Art Journaling Magazine and she teaches mixed media, painting and printmaking at the Indianapolis Art Center as well many different workshops and classes online.
Weyers creates and shows work from her downtown Indianapolis studio in The Circle City Industrial Artists Complex as well as her home studio in Broad Ripple. You can learn more about Weyers and see her latest work by visiting her web page www.drawriot.com or by following @drawriot on Instagram.
Site-specific theatre/preformance art incorporating elements from contemporary dance, modern art and technology, popular culture, movement theartre, and traditional theatre text.
Sara Sarabellum White
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
Sara (SaraBellum) White is a self taught working artist. She has a distinct signature style infused with black swirls and bright colors. She is also inspired by animals and nature in general. Sara has always been busy making some sort of artwork. As a child she attended painting classes at a local art store downtown and would make crafts in her spare time at home. As she recalls her childhood Sara says, ” I never really wanted just regular toys, I always had to have something interactive like a paint by numbers set or a microscope with slides and pieces for observation, and my parents always supported that. I think that had a lot to do with me staying on my course as an artist.” However, It wasn’t until her move to Atlanta from 2002-2010 that she began to immerse herself into painting completely. Born and raised in small town Lafayette, Indiana where being a person of color was not very popular Sara longed for culture and colorful people, Atlanta is where she found it. Surrounded by likeminded artist that were not afraid to push the extremes and be themselves helped Sara to grow comfortable with her own unique style. Sara has participated in many collaborative art shows. She has been able to successfully sell artwork and do commission jobs for well over a decade. Aspiring to be a curator of her own art shows one day, she hopes to provide a platform for other artist to display their work. Her biggest motivation for creating art is Life itself, all the pain, the joy and struggle involved in living, is what keeps her coming back to the canvas. She pulls visual inspirations from nature and visions she says that have often come to her in a dream. Sara says “My mother told me once while reading her scripture that God had told her to tell me to paint what I see, not matter what that is. I knew exactly what that meant and it’s exactly what I do.” With great support from peers and the artist community around her, Sara continues to grow and develop as an artist.
“My work is often described as bright and colorful abstract work containing some narrative imagery. Some works contain a series of symbols easily identified by most viewers. However, the composition, placement, and design of each work are quite different from one to the next. Figures, houses, water, and other symbols are repeated and serve as a language of familiar objects.”
Vicky Shaffer White
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
I have been painting for over 25 years, in Indianapolis, IN. I received a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts in Painting from Herron School of Art. In the past year I served as the Executive Director of the Art Association of Henry County (AAHC) in New Castle IN. My goal was to bring more art accessibility to the community through our gallery, arts park, classes and events such as concerts and fund raisers. I held the office of President on the Herron Alumni Association from 2004 through 2006 and served on the board for 10 years. I am a member of the Stutz Artist Association, IDADA (Indianapolis Downtown Artist Association), Indianapolis Art Museum and listed on IndyArts.Org www.indyarts.org. I have participated in many local and regional juried shows and encourage the growth of the local arts. I am fortunate to have placed several of my paintings in the Mayor of Indianapolis executive offices, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Corporate offices, Circle Theater for the ISO, and the Indianapolis Zoo. My work can be seen across the country in California, Florida, Kansas, Wisconsin & Tennessee.
Visual Arts: Printmaking, Works on paper
2012 Student Exhibition, FCHS, Annual Franklin Township Art Showcase, Indianapolis, IN
2013 Student Exhibition, FCHS, Annual Franklin Township Art Showcase, Indianapolis, IN
2016 Untitled, 5547 Project, Coal Yard Coffee, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Untitled, Annual Etching Print Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
2016 Springtime Bitches, Semi-annual Etching Print Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
2016 Wintertime Bitches, Semi-annual Etching Print Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
2017 Untitled, Herron Print club Portfolio Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
Herman Whitfield III
Performing Arts: Music
Herman Whitfield III, a Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Oberlin College and the Cleveland Institute of Music graduate is a mind-blowing pianist. Whitfield is a double- degree and triple-major student who studied piano with Takács, composition, and politics in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
I help people encounter God’s Supernatural presence through my art. Each piece I create, I trust that the Lord has a great and very intentional purpose in it as He guides my ideas, brushstrokes, color choices and even titles. My hope is that YOU, the viewer, will get a glimpse of the heart of God–His deep, everlasting love, unchanging ways, beauty, glory, redemption, hope, restoration joy, delight and longing for a relationship with His people. To visually see God’s emotions and character is a very powerful thing!
My inspirations come from nature, music, Biblical Scripture, and from artists who use bold colors and shapes such as Wolf Kahn, Emily Mason, Mark Rothko, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, Amira Rahim, and Claire Desjardins.
My home is in central Indiana with my husband and our three sweet kids. I spend mornings and a few days a week creating art and working on my business. My husband and I are an active part of our church and worship team (he drums and I sing). When I’m not creating art, I’m a full-time mom. You’ll probably find me folding laundry, building Legos, drawing something in chalk, baking some kind of dessert, singing, heading to the park, library or…let’s be real, to the grocery store with my kids.
Visual Arts: Photography
My full name is Christopher Robert Whonsetler, friends call me Chris, and children in Guatemala call me WhonPhoto. Take your pick.
I’m a fairly sarcastic down to earth kind of guy with big ideas & ambitions. I will never be able to see enough of the world, I am always thinking about my next trip. A bit of a coffee snob, my favorite beans come from a friends family plantation in Guatemala. Treat me nice and I may give you a bag! I love to cook, am jealous of great painters and musicians, and most importantly love my wife Stephanie with all my heart!
My interest in photography started in late middle school after my mother encouraged me to take photo in 4H. I fell in love. My love for photography grew through High School and eventually through College. Since graduation I’ve been doing the solo freelance thing around the world. Photography is my way of revealing the way I see the world. Although photographers capture what already exists, how we choose to capture our subject matter stems from our personalities, and it is very evident in the images.
My goals as a photographer are to connect with businesses and help visually brand who they are, what they do, and where they do it. I love working with small business owners who aren’t afraid of doing things a little unorthodox. Together we will create images that scream your message and populate your marketing & advertising with the personality of your business.
Julia Zollman Wickes
Visual Arts: Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Julia Wickes didn’t plan to be an artist when she grew up. She really didn’t know any professional artists in her little town in southern Indiana. She thought she would be a psychiatrist, a social worker or a teacher. Always an avid reader, Wickes loved the idea of storytelling, too.
Two of their three daughters were still attending college when Wickes decided to enroll in classes at John Herron School of Art, now a part of Indiana University. (This was the school which had awarded her grandmother a scholarship in 1917!) At age 52, she completed her BFA with a major in Painting and a minor in Art History.
Following graduation, Wickes has devoted her time to fine art painting. She opened a studio in a historic, refurbished downtown building where the Stutz Bearcat was manufactured in the 1920’s. Wickes currently shares that studio with her husband, the photographer Jack Wickes.
Wickes says, “I invite conversation about my work. I want to know what the viewer sees. Sometimes they see something totally different and I am always amazed at that! That’s the start of a good discussion!”
The work continues and Wickes looks back on her unexpected career as an artist. She didn’t become a psychiatrist or a social worker. She became a storyteller, a teacher, a communicator of ideas and an interpreter of observed lives.
Julia Wickes loves the idea that there are boundless stories yet to be told.
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress
Wilcher has been a performer with ComedySportz Indianapolis since 2004, and is a member of the Three Dollar Bill Comedy Company. She is a veteran theatre performer around Indianapolis, with three encore awards for her performances. In addition to performing, she has taught acting classes with Acting Up Productions, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, and Wayne Township Education Foundation.
“The focus of my artwork is the natural world, because it provides miraculous and complex subject matter. I depict it in both realistic and imaginary ways, my main goal being to entice the viewer to pause and closely examine the subject matter, to wonder and reflect on its detail. I want to create a sense of fulfillment and a recognition of magic, so that the beauty of this world might be better appreciated. Conservation of our natural surroundings is essential, and inspiration is a vital part of this process. I work mainly in ink and watercolor, and because I also enjoy studying art history, design elements from various artistic movements, as well as those from other cultures, sometimes appear in my work.”
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Works on paper; Digital Art
Meghan Wilhelm is an artist and illustrator, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In the spring of 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Herron School of Art + Design (IUPUI) in Drawing + Illustration and minors in Art History and Anthropology.
Visual Arts: Photography
The camera lens has been my window to the world since boyhood; I had as much fun developing pictures in my darkroom as I did on my dirt bike creating adventures and snapping photos of them. I remain to this day fascinated with capturing the “soul” of my subjects, and my off-road motorcycle background has proven invaluable in providing me with vistas few people get to experience in one lifetime on moto-photo safaris in Kenya, Africa, Mexico and Italy. My work has served as CD/record album cover art for Windham Hill recording artist Night Noise and has been featured in multiple magazines and is present in private collections all over the country.
As I’ve transitioned with time and technology from B & W processing in my darkroom to digital– akin to Bob Dylan going electric.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles
I am currently delighting myself, and aiming to delight others, through the production of multiple art forms, particularly painting, drawing, and fabric sculpture. My art is a release of energy and humor, and I use interests, observations, and experiences to inform my compositions. Color, humor, and biological themes can be discovered throughout the body of my work, and often all three are represented in a single piece. I get excited about color, the way three dierent hues of blue melt when you wear them in layers. Consider electric pink toenails and construction spray paint on public sidewalks. Since color found in such ordinary contexts can be so stimulating, I’ve decided to start compositions initially about color, then let them develop as I go. The most delightful aspect of this process is that the piece usually develops into a composition about more than color, but about love, life, line, or a variety of things. I’ve recently poured myself into a series of drawings and paintings that are inspired by intestinal shapes and forms. They are playful and abstract, and they beg you to confront the reality of your digestive system in a light hearted manner. I’ve always been interested in anatomy, histology, and cell biology so these interests are a constant source of creative inspiration.
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Music
Brenda Williams is a dynamic and vivacious singer and actress based in the Indianapolis area. Equally impressive to her voice and talent is her resume, which includes performing for 3 United States Presidents. Ms. Williams gained recognition in the Indianapolis area with her award-winning performances in the American Cabaret Theatre, the Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Ms. Williams’ national recognition packs much star power. She has been the opening act for headliners such as Ray Charles, The Beach Boys, Lee Greenwood, Chuck Mangione, and Meryl Streep. She has been spotlighted by the Indianapolis Woman Magazine for their Local Female Musician Choice Award, recognized by the Indianapolis Star as one of the Top People To Watch, and Second Runner-Up to the Mrs. America Title. Ms. Williams has built a large fan base in Central Indiana over the years through her ability to perform a wide variety of settings in her own defining style. Whether performing in the theatre with Broadway tunes, singing ballads in a Supper Club, or swinging away in a Jazz Room, she is able to energetically communicate with her audience.
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Textiles
As a person who loves beauty, creativity and uniqueness, Arnita has a passion for designing leather purses and portfolios. She holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration. Arnita states: “Of all my experiences, career and business ventures, leather designing is my gift…my passion…my self-expression.”
Jamie Lynn Williams
Visual Arts; Fiber and Textile Art
Jamie Lynn Williams is a fiber artist, employing hand and machine embroidery as an intricate form of marking. Her general practice features various types of needlework from embroidery to needle tatting. In her work Williams uses these thought-to-be constricting, decorative, and somewhat antiquated crafts to develop an expressive language. Williams’ work exists in the tension between craft and fine art, never settling on one formula for merging these contexts. The artist’s role as maker and identity as a woman are central to her work. Williams continues to explore themes of women and labor and the presence of the handmade object by engaging viewers in a process that is labor intensive, craft-based, and tactile.
Jamie Lynn Williams attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in art and psychology. After graduating, she opened her studio practice in Easthampton, MA. She has since relocated her studio to the Circle City Industrial Complex in her hometown of Indianapolis, IN, where she is currently practicing.
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