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.
Performing Arts: Music
I have entertained at special events for over thirty years. Some of those include the Indianapolis 500, The Indiana State Fair, United States Auto Club, 13 years in the VIP lounge at the Men’s National Tennis Championships, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, PGA Tour, Eli Lilly, The Children’s Museum, Civic Theater, Indianapolis Monthly Dream Homes, Decorator Showhouses and many, many more!
Performing Arts: Music
Jake has been playing guitar, singing, and songwriting for over 20 years. He been featured on Fox 59, the Mosaic Art show, done work for the Lebanon Arts Council, appeared on radio shows in Brownsburg and Shelbyville, and have been a featured artist at Starbucks in Irvington. He also plays wedding ceremonies, and has a beautiful acapella acoustic version of the Bridal Chours and the Bridal March.
Jake – “I play solo acoustic music. I play a wide range of genres but my style is best described as Jack Johnson style, and I cover a lot of his material well. A friend coined the phrase “Island country” and I think it fits my style well. I am a singer/songwriter and I have been told I can calm a room with my songs. I write a lot of orginal material, and have developed a following at local open stages and coffee shops. I usually perform alone with one acoustic guitar. I am often told that my work is excelent, vocals are spot on, and perform with ease and comfort.”
Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Nate and Drew of Redoux! started playing music together over 20 years ago; after a successful run of playing originals in places such as Bogart’s in Cincinnati and multiple venues across the Midwest. However, with Drew’s string of living and playing music overseas – Germany, Italy, Belgium, and Brazil – they took a pause in their collaboration. Along the way, even playing separately with other groups, their musicianship and stage presence continued to grow. Now, with Drew back in Indy, they are incorporating multiple instruments and complex loops while still keeping the enjoyable songs and crowd-pleasing stage presence with their duo Redoux! Their fanbase continues to grow, as does their experimentation and the fun, as they love to reimagine pop songs and incorporate their own originals in their setlist.
Brett Wiscons is an Indiana-based touring singer, songwriter and four-time author. He has shared the stage with a vast array of international and national touring acts including: Jon Bon Jovi, Jimmy Buffett, Darius Rucker, Zac Brown Band, Katy Perry, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Collective Soul, Tonic, BoDeans, Red Wanting Blue, LeAnn Rimes, Rick Springfield, Lifehouse, Trace Adkins, Taylor Hicks, Kellie Pickler, Shawn Mullins, Hootie & the Blowfish, Sister Hazel, Fuel, Days of the New, Maia Sharp, Freddy Jones Band and Tony Lucca among others.
In April 2019, he was selected to perform on the Jon Bon Jovi “Runaway To Paradise” Caribbean cruise. His performances have occurred in 25 states – on hundreds of stages – equaling over 2500 gigs. The music he has written and performed has appeared on Australian television, Triple-A Radio and the international smash hit Tony Kornheiser Show. In July 2020, his latest single “Late Bloomer” will appear on the soundtrack for the new NASCAR HEAT 5 video game on Xbox and PlayStation. He is currently working on a new, full-length record with producer and collaborator Thom Daugherty (The Elms, The Band Perry).
As of April 2020, he has become sponsored by international hard seltzer brand White Claw.
Literary Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Performers and Writers, Textiles
Spoken word poet
Fiber artists (crochet)
Alto/Soprano singer (prefer Accapella and Aousitic stylings)
Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Works on paper
Stephen Yarbrough is an emerging artist interested in process-based artwork, where the process of making is as important as the end product. His earlier body of work was based in expressionistic painting and drawing of everyday objects, such as cheesegraters, hex nuts, keys and bunnies. His current body of work is less objective and has been informed by the creative, process-driven impulses he witnesses in his two young sons. In his current work, the materials and process themselves have become symbolic. Stephen’s work is like a ride of pure creativity.
Stephen was very active showing work throughout 2016, 2017, and 2018, and took a break from shows in 2019 to be an active parent in raising his two young sons. Then, of course, 2020 was a pandemic year, and in 2021, he is ready to get back into showing more of his work.
In October 2016, his painting called “Key” received some mention on a local news station during coverage of the exhibition “Secret Doors.” The “Key” was mentioned for the unique shape and construction of the canvas stretcher.
In May 2017, Stephen hosted a major exhibition along with 13 other artists in a pop-up show called “This to That,” held at Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. His particular work featured an installation called “Stream of Unconsciousness,” which consisted of his paintings and drawings suspended from sculptural wire and paper mache forms.
In November 2017, his piece, “Once a Cheesegrater” won an Honorable Mention at the IDADA Annual Membership Exhibition (the last one!).
In February 2018, Stephen had a solo exhibition of his work at the Harrison Center in Indianapolis. This featured more than 50 drawings and paintings and was called “Bits and Pieces.”
Stephen graduated in May 2017 from Herron School of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting. Stephen also has a background as a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and an M.Div from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and a BA in Peace Studies from Chapman Univeristy in Orange, CA. This theological background and interest in the humanities helps inform the way he thinks about symbols and artistic meaning, and his background in Peace Studies informs the way he cares about peace and justice issues. Stephen lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two sons, aged 4 and 2.
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