Performing Arts: Music
Steve Fulton is a singer songwriter currently living in Indianapolis, Indiana. Steve draws inspiration from a multitude of artists ranging from Drive By Truckers and Bob Dylan to Beck, Weezer and Wilco.
Steve recorded his first solo album, “How to Kill The Common Man” in 2013.
Performing Arts: Music
Jamie Gans came to Indiana from St. Paul, Minnesota, where he had established himself as one of the foremost fiddlers in the Northern Midwest. Adept at a variety of fiddle styles, Jamie has performed with some of the great players in Irish, Canadian, and Old Time music. In the 1980’s, as a Canadian resident, he was a founding member of the Ontario-based group, Six Mile Bridge. The late, great Leo Browne, of Ottawa, was his fiddling mentor and introduced Jamie to the music of eastern Canada and Leo’s native Irish County, Tyrone. Jamie worked for five years as a historical interpreter for the Minnesota Historical Society. In 1993, he was named a Master Artist by the Minnesota State Arts Board and Historical Society for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship program. In 1995, Jamie joined forces with Tamara, exploring traditional music, song, and dance in depth. His love of history, combined with his soulful playing, bring the music alive in every setting. Jamie has fiddled for the legendary Northern Star Ceili Band, Milltown nGael, the nationally acclaimed Rhythm in Shoes and has performed throughout Europe and North America. He has at least four recordings to his credit and another project in the works. Jamie was named a 2001 Arts Council of Indianapolis Fellow! He can be heard almost every Tuesday night as the programer for Celtic Road Radio and on Saturdays for Rural Routes on Bloomington’s community radio station, WFHB
Rick and Holly Garrett
Performing Arts: Music, Storytelling, Vocal
Rick and Holly Garrett, Patchwork, are an acoustic duo based out of Indianapolis.
Both sing, Rick plays guitar, hammer dulcimer and mountain dulcimer, Holly, fiddle, and mandolin.
Our music includes bluegrass, traditional Celtic, traditional and contemporary folk, singer/songwriter, and old timey.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Works on paper
Gary Gee, finds the urban setting to be extremely fertile ground for all types of artistic expression. Some of this inspiration has evolved from illegal graffiti and hip hop culture, or was acquired directly from art studies to design creation for wearable apparel and gallery exhibition. Gee’s puts a lot of himself in his creations, much of the work is poetic and reflective of his experience in urban environments, the tight-knight communities, the dreams, desires, goals and the troubling and malevolent ways that black men are viewed by society. This work is often psychological in nature with narratives expressed across multiple layers taking the tangible form of drawing, painting, collage and assemblage sculpture exploring the weight, depth and breath of the inner-city agglomeration through storytelling.
The work is an extension of this versatile artist, it’s an honest visual narrative which includes a mix of natural talent, formal education, raw emotion with a sharp urban edge, and a strong street art aesthetic. The visual commentary in his artwork includes a compelling range of work expressing a wide range from as far back as his playful Jr. High School sense of humor days, or an eclectic satirical spin on daily life-daily living, to a more quantitative and powerful social and political perspective.
His current body of work has been based on exploration in ceramics which include pieces composed of hand cast miniature brick walls set off with a graffiti style amid visual symbols which he extracts and extends from the familiar. These often contain hidden messages, important cultural or social representations meant to engage the curious onlooker. The skulls are also hand cast, many of them contain imagery as well. The crowns are regal imbued with gleaming luster finishes, multiple layers of glazes and incorporating his favored mixed media aspect by utilizing acrylics and spray paints. The skulls that he creates are both a challenge and a lot of fun at the same time for him personally, due to the scientific aspects of ceramic media in general.
The effort that this gifted artist has put out into the universe has manifested into many honors and awards including selection as an Ivy Tech Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award, an Indiana Arts Commission, On-Ramp: Creative Career Accelerator Participant and a recent Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Accomplishments such as these have helped to bring his creations further into the arts mainstream as well as through participation in a number of juried exhibitions across the country. His work is now held in private and corporate collections.
Gee, has also now come to the realization that he should be more vocal as an artist, and in addition to creating distinctive artworks he recently began facilitating a weekly “Monday 2 Monday,” Motivational Monday campaign on social media in 2018.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography; street art
Hoosier artist Todd Gingerich was born in 1972 in Goshen, IN. He currently resides in Indianapolis. He considers himself an Outsider artist. His major influences are Andy Warhol & the Pop Art Movement, all things Counterculture, and Punk Rock music.
Visual Arts: Photography
Travis Glennon describes himself as a 20 year old photographer from Exeter, NH. A student at Butler University, Travis is in the process of starting a photography business with his older brother.
Stanislaw (SLAWEK) Goc
Visual Arts: Photography
I understand the camera as a pen or pencil which I use to make fast notes with. My camera interprets Pop-Art (advertisement) which is dominant today in our streets, stores, and even our homes. The striking images of “REFLECTIONS” in display windows, and optical illusions are capturing glimpses of people, buildings, cars, emotions, and the passage of time.
While classic photography is capturing a moment, my Photo-Reflections records creation of LIGHT, the best Master in Art.
During the last several years I have exhibited my art widely throughout the US (Manhattan, NY, Rochester, NY, Carmel, IN, Indianapolis, IN). My art has been reviewed in numerous publications and on TV.
Please refer to my website for detailed information: http://gotoslawek.org/artbankgallery.html
Performing Arts: Music
Musician, educator, and clinician, Shawn Goodman, is an Associate Instructor of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she is also completing coursework towards a PhD in Music Education with a minor in Jazz Pedagogy. She is also an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and previously served as Clarinet Professor at the Butler University School of Music and as a University Supervisor for Butler University’s College of Education. Shawn Goodman is the Conductor of the Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Greater Indianapolis (www.syogi.org).
Shawn served as All-State Jazz Coordinator for the Indiana Jazz Educators Association (IJEA) 2013-15. She was the clarinet clinician for the Music for All (MFA) National Festival presented by Yamaha in 2015 and 2017, and for MFA’s Summer Symposium in 2015. Shawn placed runner-up in the Sisters-in-Jazz International Collegiate Competition in 2000. She presents clarinet and jazz workshops regularly to educators and students at music educator conferences, high schools, middle schools, and universities as a Yamaha Performing Artist and Vandoren Regional Artist.
Her first solo album, Not Benny’s Goodman, was released in September 2013, receiving outstanding reviews internationally. Shawn is a featured soloist on albums by Peter Terry and the City Prophets and the Wave Mechanics Union.
Shawn holds a BM in Education with a concentration in Jazz Studies from the University of Indianapolis and a MM in Clarinet Performance from the Butler University School of Music. Shawn maintains an active career performing jazz and chamber music. Shawn plays Yamaha clarinets and saxophones exclusively.
For more information about her, visit www.shawngoodmanjazz.com.
Performing Arts: Music, Theatre, Vocal
Indy Jazz Fest Stage at Penrod Arts Fair, August 2012, Artist-in-Residency Northern Galilee of Israel, Spring 2012, Opened Penrod Arts Fair Jazz Stage, August 2011. Performed in An Evening of Art and Jazz, October 2011. June 2011 performed solo concerts in Israel with music from classical to jazz, in English, Italian, French, German, and Hebrew. Created, directed, and performed in the Jewish American Songbook Series, 2009, for non-profit group.
I feel that music has endless possibilities and I continue to study classical voice as a mezzo-soprano. I perform classical and jazz solo recitals, perform with jazz combos, and study jazz regularly. I also specialize in tailoring performances for the artistic needs of the audience or organizers through musical choices, musical time periods, language, and interaction with the audience.
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.
Performing Arts: Music, Radio/Television
If you want Solo Piano, Pianist/Singer, or all out Entertainer I will meet whatever your needs require. I am an extremely versatile pianist and singer whether it’s Pop. Jazz, Country, Classical, etc. I have over 25 years experience and have performed all over the world as a live entertainer, songwriter, arranger, and educator. I now call Indianapolis my home. I am true professional and easy to work with. I will assure you great live music for your venue.
Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, New Media/Technology
Rest You Sleeping Giant is Ethan Helfrich’s effort to create blissful and sleepy music to drift off to. If you are interested in having me create an original composition for your project, shoot me an email or find me on Facebook. I am also happy to collaborate or perform live at your event.
Performing Arts: Music
Hepler is a jazz pianist and recording artist.
Performing Arts: Music
In 1987, the pedagogical institute in Weingarten, Germany awarded a scholarship for a one-year exchange program at the University of Alabama to one of their students, jazz pianist Monika Herzig. Together with her partner and guitarist Peter Kienle, she arrived in the States on a one-way ticket, with one suitcase of belongings and one guitar in August 1988.
Since then she has completed her Doctorate in Music Education and Jazz Studies at Indiana University, where she is now a faculty member. Her book “David Baker – A Legacy in Music” was released November 2011 on IU Press. As a touring jazz artist, she has performed at many prestigious jazz clubs and festivals, such as the Indy Jazz Fest, Cleveland’s Nighttown, Louisville’s Jazz Factory, the W.C.Handy Festival, Jazz in July in Bloomington and Cincinnati, Columbus’ Jazz & Rib Fest, to name just a few. Groups under her leadership have toured Germany, Italy, Japan, opened for acts such as Tower of Power, Sting, the Dixie Dregs, Yes, and more.
Recently, Herzig has been signed to the Owl Studios label and released the holiday CD “Peace on Earth”, followed by a CD/ DVD combo entitled “Come With Me” on March 8, 2011. Her previous releases have received rave reviews. Thomas Garner from Garageradio.com writes, “I was totally awed by the fine musicianship throughout”. As a recipient of the 1994 Down Beat Magazine Award for her composition “Let’s Fool One” and with several Big Band Arrangements published with the University of Northern Colorado Press, Herzig has also gathered international recognition for her writing skills.
The current repertoire of the Monika Herzig Acoustic Project includes originals and arrangements of standard repertoire, such as John Lennon’s Imagine, Cole Porter’sNight and Day, or Hoagy Carmichael’s Georgia. The Monika Herzig Trio can be heard every Saturday at Rick’s Cafe Boatyard at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis.
Performing Arts: Music
Bryan Hodge, a local of Indianapolis, Indiana, is an Alternative Pop Songwriter who has put in 30 years of music. Hodge has shows in Indiana, Colorado and Nashville, TN. Radio has recently surfaced from a decade of writing and working hard to spread his music. Hodge can be seen around Indy in local papers Indy Star, Nuvo, www.indyarts.org and WRTV Channel 6 news. Gibson Guitar Corporates website is playing “Engine No. 9”
Hodge was just voted by the 2009 Indy Channel as one of the Top 5 “Best Music” in Indy.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Works on paper; Poster Design, Character Design
I have always been drawing. Some of my first memories are of me in church and getting too restless and my mom would hand me a receipt and a pen and let me draw instead of waggling my legs at top speeds. Then I drew on my schoolwork, the teachers had mixed reviews on the finished products since a good deal of the time it covered up more “important” stuff like math. Agree to disagree, in my opinion. But I never stopped and it never got boring. Toys and games and other interests have come and gone, but I’ve never put down the pencil.
A lot of artists don’t admit they first and foremost draw for themselves, I definitely do and it took a long time and more than one round of self-examination to understand that. My perspective is slightly different because I typically draw things for a younger version of myself. I frequently think, “What would me at 7 years old want to see?” and create that, my tastes as a child leaned heavily toward the fantasy and horror genres and still do. I usually end up with images of monsters or animals in bright colors using much-loved influences from street art, animation, and tattoo flash. I’m also academically trained and use color theory and compositional fundamentals to hone these monsters and critters into more polished works than what I used to make on notebook paper in school.
In the past, I have tried to do other jobs and start multiple other careers, but lost interest in each one with time, but art never got boring. It got scary, it got difficult, and it got incredibly stressful in a multitude of ways, but never boring. I never want to stop creating and never intend to and am looking forward to making all the goofy-looking creatures in all the loud colors until my hands fall off.
Performing Arts: Music
My name is Rod Hodnett, bandleader for both the Starlighters 17 piece big Band, and the Twilite Nites 10 piece little Big Band, which I formed in 2008. I have been playing trumpet for 50 years, and am also an arranger, and composer. I have started numerous groups, and am proud to claim these two as my ultimate successes, with many performances and followers. My groups have performed around the state, as far away as the Chicago area. We are a “band for hire”, and welcome any opportunities where a Big Band playing traditional Big Band music, OR pop tunes as well, is needed for your particular situation or venue.
Performing Arts: Dance
The year was 1981. Urban Cowboy, staring John Travolta, had just come out and the cowboy
craze began sweeping the world.
Mary answered an ad in the newspaper stating, “dance instructors needed, will train”.
She was hired on the spot, put in training class for 3 days, and began teaching country
dancing full time, sometimes staying just a few lessons ahead of her students.
Within months Mary was winning competitions, top teacher awards, and
was promoted to assistant manger and then manager of Exclusive Dance Club in Houston, TX.
In 1986 Texas Dance Production contracted Mary to be the lead dancer/teacher in their line of
instructional videos which were sold on TNN around the showing of the White Horse Saloon
The sales and exposure quickly led to a full time travel schedule, 340 days a year, throughout
the US and Canada in which Mary was personally responsible for teaching over 20,000 people
and sharing her love of dance. During this time Pepsi Co made her their National Spokesman.
In 1989, Mary and her partner won their first UCWDC division 1 Competition in Las Vegas
Nevada followed by numerous national titles and finishing in the top 5 in the World Competitions.
She choreographed for Ricky Van Shelton’s music video to “Wild Man”.
In 1994, Mary became her own video producer, scripting, hiring talent, overseeing editing, and marketing for 9 more instructional videos making her current total 25.
She also created a Dance Camp for adults where students came from all over.
Performing Arts: Music
Hot Horns – “New Orleans” inspired Horn Band is a vibrant, award winning, internationally acclaimed, professional touring ensemble. Hot Horns regularly travels the United States presenting concerts, interactive educational concerts and master-classes in concert halls, theatres, and at primary and secondary schools, and universities. Led by trumpeter, Glen Johnson, Hot Horns is the premiere educational ensemble of its kind. Unique to Hot Horns is its all-inclusive instrumentation and its burnin’ arrangements. Hot Horns incorporates its trademark combinations of various brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, all performed by six friendly, enthusiastic musicians with backgrounds in education. The group performs various genres of music from classical to jazz, rock to pop and more, thanks to the talents of various arrangers.
Hot Horns is launching into a new and exciting musical journey, forging an innovative, entertaining way to perform all music. Hot Horns is raising the bar to a superior level by performing brass quintet music ranging from “Bach to Rock” with the addition of non-traditional brass quintet instruments. Hot Horns ambition is to change “Sound” through instrumentation so the audience will have a unique and different from the normal aural experience, while preserving the quality, complexity, and excitement of all music.
Hot Horns is affiliated with many different Arts Councils from coast to coast. Hot Horns in keeping with the traditional brass quintet format, can now take the student / teacher educational interactive experience to a higher level. Hot Horns can now utilize and demonstrate to the student’s woodwind instruments and how they are used in conjunction with the brass instruments, and percussion. These new elements when joined together enable Hot Horns to extend their reach to additional students and expand their teaching capabilities through master classes and educational performances.
Hot Horns mission, is to preserve and perform to the highest level, all varieties of music ranging from “Bach to Rock.” Hot Horns professionalism, musicianship, technical virtuosity, entertainment, integrity, and education are unmatched and unchallenged. Hot Horns performances will leave you astonished and amazed, keeping Hot Horns a formidable force in the music world.
The ensemble was originally founded in 1995. Since that time, Hot Horns has toured all lower 48 states and has toured Korea (1999), received first prize at the New York Brass Conference – International Brass Quintet Competition (2003).
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Illustration, Jewelry, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Works on paper; Animated Art, Cartoons and Comics
My name is Rashae Hudson and Art is my life. My favorite thing to do is cartoons and animated characters, although I do all types of art. It is my passion to flourish into a full time artist, unleashing and sharing my art with the world.
Indian City Weather
Performing Arts: Music
The band was born when drummer Tyler Bayne and spoken word artist Niq Askren merged their two-piece hip hop assemblage with a guitar duo comprised of Joe Cohen and Jonah Crouch. “I brought our little hip-hop project into their dueling acoustic guitar stuff and it started taking shape from there,” Bayne says as he details the band’s earliest manifestation. “We’d play really low volume acoustic stuff, and Niq would rap and do spoken word pieces over it. Eventually, we decided to start a full band and we brought in a friend of mine from high school, Danny Finch.” Finch, ICW’s eldest member at 24 years, brings the group’s only real source of previous band experience with past bouts in pop-punk bands Fat and The Midget Ticklers. Around that same time, Joshua Neese joined the band to handle singing responsibilities supplemental to Askren’s calm raps. Although guitarist Joe Cohen recorded the EP with Indian City Weather, he eventually quit to pursue other interests and was replaced by the band’s longtime friend Dillon Mitchell.
When Indian City Weather was ready to hit the studio earlier this spring, they reached out to Tyler Watkins, bassist for Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, who operates Queensize Studios in downtown Indianapolis. ICW’s time there (four days of tracking and two days of mixing, spread out over the course of two months) was a memorable experience for the six studio novices; the closing song on the EP, “State Avenue”, is even named for the street where the studio is located.
Bayne considers the band privileged to have worked with such a distinguished musician as Watkins. “He produced, mixed, and mastered our EP, so his hands are all over it,” Bayne explains. “He’s continued to be kind of our designated Yoda, giving us advice regarding almost everything we’re doing right now.” Watkins cites the skill level of the young music makers as a major deciding factor in working with them. “A group of talented musicians and an introverted poet approached me with open minds,” he says. “Also, I’m a sucker for polite weirdos.”
Sky’s The Limit Band Indy
Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Ready to rock….we are a local Indy-based variety band, playing cover songs ranging from Classic Rock and Motown to Country. We perform around Indianapolis and the surrounding areas at local bars and restaurants, as well as farmers markets and wineries. We also love doing wedding receptions and private events! Katie Easter Phend-vocals, Aubrie Sanders Rayne-drums, Greg Easter-guitar and vocals, Dan Hood-bass and vocals, Patt Loo-guitar and vocals.
Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Photography
My name is Syd Innovaria, and I like to create. I have been playing guitar, drums and piano since elementary school. Painting since the same period. I have been in a band playing drums since 2007, False Face Society. I also do solo stuff where I play various instruments and sing. I have been doing photography since high school, and went to The Art Institute of Indianapolis to pursue Digital Photography. I have worked in a few mobile portrait studios and run my own freelance photography business, Forgotten Aesthetics Photography.
Performing Arts: Music
30 Years of musical performance experience.
Perform solo on guitar, or as a duo or trio.
Current CD “Good Soil” has recently been released on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and CD Baby. ( Intimate blend of Americana and Contemporary Folk).
I have had a song chosen as a soundtrack for an Independent Film.
The Magic Comic- Jamahl Keyes
Performing Arts: Music, Storytelling, Theatre; Visual Arts: Performance Art; Magician, Comedian
By combining his improvisational comical skills, audience participation mix with his out-the-box magic tricks he turns a magic show into a Magical Family Friendly Fun event. A TRULY FAMILY, FRIENDLY FUN MAGIC SHOW!
Through audience participation, live music, clean comedy and Mind Boggling Magic Tricks for private engagements, special events and theaters. The Magic Comic- Jamahl Keyes theatrical performance weaves his fast pace energy, improvisational talents and comedic wit to ensure a tailor-made magical experience for your specific event entertainment needs.
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