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John C. Green
Specialist in physical theatre and European live art.
Visual Arts: Sculpture
Since 1996 my love for art has advanced a career as an accomplished artist and woodworker. Working as a millwright, the artistic possibilities of steel were born creating an original, unusual and innovative approach to bring life to this medium.
Visual Arts: Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
There is immense beauty to be found in simplicity and color. From stunning landscapes and cloud-filled skies to ordinary and everyday objects, I find inspiration everywhere. By keeping my brushstrokes broad and loose, I am able to create a beautiful sense of movement and capture that simplicity. I love the challenge of finding the complicated or ordinary, and translating those subjects with my paint, it in a fresh, new way. My wish is that my paintings would inspire viewers to see the beauty that surrounds them with a new perspective and appreciation.
Jessica Green resides in Indianapolis with her husband Wes, and their two pre-school aged children. Her professional background is in art education and has been teaching art classes for children since 2004. In 2012, Jessica set a goal for herself to paint 500 paintings which also marked the start of her blog which documents her artistic progress.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word
Children Award-winning poet and children’s book author Valiska Gregory has published more than a dozen books for children. Translated in seven different languages, her books have received Parents’ Choice Awards, been chosen for the American Booksellers’ “Pick of the Lists,” and featured on PBS national television. Gregory regularly reviews children’s books for Publishers Weekly and speaks at schools, libraries, and conferences across the country.
According to reviewers, Ms. Gregory’s work ranges from picture and chapter books full of “kid pleasing humor and plenty of action” to poignant books for all ages that are “told with a contagious sense of wonder.” Her writing has been called “shining and magical” with “language and phrasing . . . as pleasing to the ear as the story is to the heart.”
A member of Authors Guild and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Ms. Gregory has an M.A. from the University of Chicago and has taught every grade from kindergarten to seniors in college. She received a grant for “artistic excellence and achievements” from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, and her poetry manuscripts (for adults) are housed in the rare book room at the University of Wisconsin with the Juniper Press collection. Ms. Gregory was a Writer-in-residence at Butler University and the founding director of the Butler Children’s Literature Conference.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Radio/Television, Spoken Word, Storytelling, Vocal
Greiff presents poetry performances, historical characterizations (chief among these is novelist Gene Statton-Porter), narrations, voice-overs, and talks and tours on sculpture. She presents a program of song and story using music and letters of World War II. Greiff is a photographer and writer of nonfiction.
Visual Arts: Painting
Grogan works in oil to create paintings that he describes as Euro-American folk art. He also paints religious icons.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Works on paper
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture
“Much of my work has to do with the play between process and materials. Working towards an organic abstraction. Objects that seem almost familiar. Works that are confident and willing to confront the space in which they are in.” -Scott Grow
Elizabeth Guipe Hall
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
Encaustic is an ancient medium for painting made by combining beewax, demar resin, pigment and heat. Indianapolis artist Elizabeth Guipe Hall uses encaustic as paint and as a natural adhesive for composing colorful artworks using digital imagery, vintage ephemera, pencil, etched lines and imported handmade papers, all sealed between successive layers of natural and pigmented beeswax. Each layer of the work must be fused with heat to the previous layer to ensure the integrity of the surface. After the piece has cooled, it can be polished to a glowing sheen allowing the depth between translucent layers of wax to be revealed.
Hall’s work explores themes of personal growth, the passages of life, and the drive for self-determination. Within this framework, images of her children, birds, fish women, and family groups often appear.
Hall maintains a studio at the Harrison Center for the Arts and participates in gallery shows in and around Indianapolis. Her work is in private collections in South Africa, Iran, England, Australia and the United States.
Performing Arts; Visual Arts: Textiles
I have always loved working with my hands. A few years ago I started knitting and became intrigued with silk painting and nuno felting. The colors, textures and fun of creating wearable art has been a great experience for me. The bright colors of the dye and the subdued, soft wool make for beautiful contrast that lends to unique work.
Micheal R Gurnell
Visual Arts: Photography
Artist StatementIt is a wonderful feeling towatch the earth live, to feel itssenses, and to anticipate itsmoods. Every moment in timeis a new beginning as the elementswork their wonder interacting witheach other to create constant change.The camera allows me to freeze aninstant in time. There are timeswhen I see such beauty; I wishothers could see through my eyes.My ultimate exposure is to sharethe vision. The power of visionhas the ability to heal the soul,and soften the heart.” Micheal R. Gurnell
Graphic Arts; Media; Performing Arts: Dance; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
I am an artist and an illustrator who is currently a junior at Indiana University – Bloomington. I work with traditional mediums like pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic paint and colored pencil as a medium. I’ve worked as a freelancer in creating design templates for customers and helping them market their business to their clients and customers.
I love playing ping pong, or learning new dance moves when I am not drawing or find ways to do photograph to inspire my creative side.
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