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Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Michael has been actively involved professionally in the arts for 23 years and has a genuine, long-standing record of utilizing an interdisciplinary and socially responsive approach. His artwork resides in permanent collections in the US, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
He is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media at Indiana University
Robert M. Koharchik
Koharchik is dedicated to exploring innovative performance and production techniques, within an interdisciplinary context. He is inspired and excited by art that surprises him, challenges his intellect, and celebrates the mystery and magic of the theatrical form. Thus, his company seeks to stimulate, entertain and enlighten audiences in an extraordinary way. He is also a professional set designer who works frequently with the Indiana Repertory Theatre and regional theaters nationwide. In addition, he teaches theater design at Purdue University.
Artist of Color; Black Art; Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Yadin Kol is a captivating performing and recording artist who’s a self-taught guitarist, singer, and songwriter. As a passionate and soulful performer he takes listeners on a musical journey where love and faith balance the ills and injustices of society. Yadin’s records provide a combination of his sensational guitar playing, and raw mellow vocals. His sound has a rhythmic undercurrent which bears testament to his retro-leaning, neo-soul style, and his conscious-stirring lyrics come from his southern roots and urban life experiences. Yadin’s unrelenting hope for the disenfranchised, and faith in creation are recurring themes in his music. His influences include blues, soul, RnB, reggae, and hip-hop. One of his greatest aspirations is that his music will heal, uplift, and unite people in peace, light, and love. His debut EP, set to be released in 2021, promises to be a fresh and powerful contribution to the world of music.
Performing Arts: Music
Yadin Kol is a captivating self-taught guitarist, singer, and songwriter who began his music career in 2016. As a passionate and soulful performer Yadin takes listeners on a musical journey where love and faith balance the ills and injustices of society. Yadin’s records provide a combination of his sensational guitar playing, and raw mellow vocals. His sound has a rhythmic undercurrent which bears testament to his retro-leaning, neo-soul style, and his conscious-stirring lyrics come from his southern roots and urban life experiences. Yadin’s unrelenting hope for the disenfranchised, and faith in creation are recurring themes in his music. His influences include blues, soul, jazz, pop, R&B, hip-hop, and gospel. Yadin’s greatest aspiration is that his music will heal, uplift, and unite people in peace, light, and love. His debut EP, set to be released in 2021, promises to be a fresh and powerful contribution to the world of music.
Photo by WildStyle Paschall.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Art retreat leader
I’m a visual teaching artist specializing in art retreats. My present series of paintings in process is about reconciliation. Eight large panels present a canopy in each color of the light spectrum with different groups of children underneath. The last one will culminate in white signifying the union of all into one- that union itself being a refuge for all peoples. I’m also developing and offering art retreats based on the Liturgy of the Hours – used a a conceptual template for expressive art, color theory and values. Contemplation of the seasons of life combined with times of the day from Vigils to vespers provide content for imaginative, guided projects. Other areas are portraits and commissions and fresh work for home staging.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music, Storytelling
Devon Kondaki is an author/illustrator of picture books.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Film, Graphic Arts, New Media/Technology, Photography, Sculpture
In my commercial work I strive to create designs that clearly communicate the intended message desired by an individual, organization, or business commissioning the artwork. Every design requires a custom or unique “look and feel” for each client. Functionally inspiring, visually engaging, therapeutic, fun, with experienced insight and Ideas inspired by intelligence!
My commissioned work is always changing… I invite patrons to take a chance on an eclectic Indiana native! My experimental passions are: typography, found objects, and sculpture.
I can tell you more, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise.
Koons specializes in poetry and creative nonfiction works that combine written and visual imagery. Her first book will be published this year. Her poetry focuses on everyday life, working from a point where reality and imagination merge. She uses imagery to reinforce that convergence. The poems of Koons will deal with the realities of everyday life. They are accesible and forthright. A common theme concerns the connections between generations and the multiple roles everth family member plays as they weave past and present together in the course of their lives. Reviewer Andrew Madigan has desribed her work as “clear, unpretentious, evocative, and packed with real life. It’s visceral, not ethereal.”
Literary Arts; Performing Arts
Artist’s work grows out of an interest in junctures between the social and aesthetic, and historical and personal. She is drawn to poetry for its music, oral performance and visual patterns.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word
Elizabeth Krajeck is the author of two chapbooks. Her work inspired by Maria Magdalene Campos-Pons includes “Restoration Poetry,” prose poems based on residents in the Blue Triangle Residence Hall, performed at the United States of Mind, and “Half of What We Are Is Broken,” an installation with Angela Edwards and Steve Hubert at IUPUI’s Cultural Arts Center, and 2013 & 2014 Poetry in Free Motion with the Quilt Connection Guild with J L Kato and Mary Hawn. Collaborations also include urban retail postcard poems with the Lucas Gallery and projects with the former Ruschman Gallery. Krajeck, a community-based consultant and poet for Butler’s Center for Citizenship and Community, opened Permanent Press, Writers and Editors, a small bungalow-centered urban business for writers.
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Photography, Works on paper
Don Krajewski is a photographer who specializes in artistic portraiture of people, animals, and objects.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Works on paper
Jessica Kramer is an artist and writer living in Indianapolis. Her current work, Once Removed, is a series of monotypes inspired by her late mother’s oil paintings. Through both technique and subject, the series explores grief, beauty, and the distance of memory.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts
“My poetry explores the Indiana German heritage, our ties with nature, human relationships, and the worlds of art and music. I have collaborated with Indiana photographer Darryl Jones, folksingers Greg Ziesemer and Kriss Luckett, and jazz musician Monika Herzig. A prose memoir about growing up in southern Indiana is forthcoming….”
Visual Arts: Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper; Woodworking
Lightning wielding, mixed media artist Kyle Krauskopf creates like other people breathe. He has spent most of his life in the pursuit of artistic endeavor. Originally from a small town in Indiana this vagabond creative has taken his drive many places; most notably Seattle WA for the past 5 years as well as several European countries when he backpacked through them in 2017. He recently retuned to his home state to construct a “base of operations” for the newly developed goal of displaying in as many places throughout the world as possible. Equipped with a sense of wonder and knack for creativity since birth, Krauskopf has always been drawing and creating. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ball State University, where he learned what it was like to be around other creatives and was instilled with a drive to contribute something “new” to the world of art. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Krauskopf has gotten into the habit of self-imposed, year long artistic goals. The most notable of which was in 2015 when he decided to design and craft a new wooden animal each day of the year with his trusty scroll saw. 365 Days of Wood made the artist realize he places very little before commitment to his craft; that with dedication, persistence, and lots of hard work he could create impressive and wondrous works. His work was recently featured in the national lifestyle magazine Vie, in tandem with an interview by editor Jordan Staggs. The work featured is of his Visual Vomit series. These pieces can best be described as heavily emotive pictorial menageries. Each piece strives to marry realistic depiction of people, places, and things, with less detailed, but powerfully colored objects. These pieces typically “radiate” from a centrally located theme or idea. Repetition, color, size, detail, and shape all go into the process of achieving a visual balance. Krauskopf also conceived of the Virago Artist Collective, an international artist collaboration striving to highlight powerful and influential women throughout history. The team consists of 13 artists and features a new personality and artist every month for the year of 2018, after which the whole body of work is to be shipped to each participants’ city for a showing of the collection. When Krauskopf isn’t having delusions of grandeur or conceiving of his next unrealistic challenge he can be found seeking out new and interesting conversation or enjoying a glass of gin.
Visual Arts: Photography
My photographs reflect my curiosity about life and nature. I try to look for the unusual in the ordinary faces that pass us each day or landscapes we look upon. I especially enjoy using natural light to capture the moment.
My interest in photography dates back to the 60’s when I was photo editor for a high school newspaper and year book. Six years ago, I made the transition to digital work and have attended five different photography workshops in Santa Fe, Maine, Colorado, Cuba, and Paris. There I have come to enjoy the camaraderie of learning from other photographers who seek to perfect their skills.
Visual Arts: Film, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor; Documentary
Brian Krecik is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Anthropology and an MFA in Photography from The Academy of Art University. He has traveled and lived in both Korea and Japan where he taught about culture and language. For more than a decade he worked as a web application programmer, though he has never forgotten about his one greatest passion – people. It is what drove him to pursue a degree in Anthropology and what fueled his passion for capturing images that are both visually and emotionally moving.
Brian works in the field of lyrical documentary and fine art. When working with clients or working on his personal art he looks to capture moments that identify who we are and what connects us to the world around us. Simply put, He approaches this medium to record life, but to do so in a way that captures moments that express human emotion and the passions that drive us or provoke thought.
For those that he meets along the way and work with personally, he sincerely thanks each and every one of you. Having the chance to work with each of you either on creative portraits, documentary work, crafting creative art, or working on commercial or corporate photography has been a pleasurable experience. He looks forward to working on future projects and if you are new to his work, he hopes that you enjoy the imagery as much as he had creating it.
Clients: Tedx Indiana University, Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, Crazy Horse, The Big Cheeze, Apollo Quad
Industry: Fine Art, Documentary, Commercial, Fashion, Food, Sports, Lifestyle, Portrait, Weddings
Visual Arts: Glasswork, Painting
I’m a self-taught artist who defies any narrative that your brain might associate with those words. I’ve painted on/off with the Herron Alumni Figure painting group – on and off – for the last 32+ years. My paintings sometimes change genre as they evolve, but not usually. My only goal is to make things that speak and are beautiful.
With the knowledge of a one-day class in stained/art glass in hand, I do my best to make the sunlight work in the creations of broken glass, solder and lead.
I’m not kissed by angels, nor bedeviled by the art demons. I work hard to create. Period.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Visual Arts Instructor
After graduating with a Fine Arts degree from IU Bloomington, I have been a teaching artist in various local arts programs for the past 14 years. I’ve run my current studio in The Murphy Ats Center for 5 years, and am currently running after school programs at CFI in the IPS school district.
Nancy Louise Kruse
Visual Arts: Painting
My paintings are a result from a desire to develop a personal style emphasizing color. I have never forgotten my reaction when I first saw a painting by Matisse and how beautiful his colors were. I was especially impressed with his use of strong colors during his association with an artists’ group in Paris known as Les Fauves (the wild beasts). But unlike the Fauves who used painterly brushstrokes and expressive style, I wanted to go in a different directiion. Whatever I did, I knew that I would use the bold colors like Matisse but with my own detailed rendering of everyday life, a characteristic of the realists. Hence, my paintings contain recognizable subject matter taken from readily available old family photos. What the viewer sees is a composite of images from two, three or more photos to create the content of one painting. I created my own world by sometimes using color in unexpected ways. Life is vibrant and I wanted my colors to reflect that belief. The study of color theory will be a major focus in my paintings for years to come.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Photography, Works on paper; Film Photography, Traditional Darkroom Processes
I am an Indiana based art photographer.
I began my love affair with the camera at a young age. However, it wasn’t until I found a mentor that taught me traditional darkroom that I realized I had a passion for the whole artistic process, form capture to final print making.
On the rare occasion of putting the camera down and computer away, you can find me spending time in my community as a volunteer, or spending quality time with my husband, beloved pets, family and friends.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting
“I love diversity: change of seasons, geographic areas, natural settings vs. man-made machinery, country vs. metro. My objective is to develop a mood for the viewer. I’ve been an avid artist all my life and have always felt creative. I like to experiment with new procedures, methods, etc. If something works I keep it. I like things to look natural, not forced. I feel like a musician who can master passages of the grand, the subtle, fast, the slow, the happy and the sad.” Morris Kurz
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