Performing Arts: Music
Cool Chilies is a powerful band comprised of the highest quality, professional, and union musicians. It is perfect for any event where excitement and fun are on the agenda.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Works on paper
Cindy is a native Hoosier who has enjoyed making all kinds of art since her childhood. She started concentrating on drawing and painting in the last 3 years. She recently started a “painting a day” challenge to keep herself immersed in her work and improve her skills. Her first series of Daily Oil Paintings was of foods and she completed 50 paintings in 50 days. The size of the paintings (6×6 on gessoboard) makes them easy to group on a wall or place on a table top easel. Her second series is concentrating on toys and childhood memories.
Visual Arts: Painting
Reuben Craft is a painter living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indiana University Herron School of Art in 1996.
Reuben is the Director of Supportive Services for Luther Consulting, LLC, a local consulting firm assisting state departments of health with public health data evaluation.
Visual Arts: Photography
I consider photography to be, like the eye, the window to an artist’s soul. My photos are the only way someone else can see what my heart sees. I try to capture a moment, tell a story, or express an emotion with the images I create. Yet more importantly, I am always delighted when the observer describes the moment, tells the story or expresses the emotion they see or feel from my photographs based on their own experiences. Then I know I have succeeded, even if it doesn’t resemble my original ideas.
Paige Prill Craigie
An instructor in ballet, jazz, tap, and modern, Craigie works to incorporate dance into the academic classroom.
During a group project in my architectural studio in college, a friend introduced me to the wonderful world of Mod Podge. While on a break from school, I decided to use my free time to see what I could do with some Mod Podge and some old magazines. And thus the Magazine Mosiac art-form was born for me. Magazine mosaics quickly became my calming escape from the stressful world of architecture. Then in the winter of 2008, fate found me unemployed from architecture in a tough economy and I decided to make my passion for ‘Green’ Magazine Mosaics my profession!
Visual Arts: Painting
I come from a family of painters. In addition to their modeling and inspiration, I have some formal training but am mostly self-taught. I am recently retired and live in Broad Ripple with my beloved sculptor husband and our bossy, old cat.
I paint vibrantly colored scenes from nature: rolling landscapes, flowing cloudscapes, mountains and trees and gardens and flowers. The unifying theme to all of this is flow and change: each scene is fleeting and captures a moment; my hope is that this sense of fleeting whimsy and beauty inspires some mindfulness – of appreciating and celebrating these moments when they occur.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Sculpture, Works on paper
is originally from Kentucky where he studied ceramics while attending Morehead State University. After college he worked as a Production Manager at IMG_187 in Los Angeles, the Studio Technician at Eastern Kentucky University and Studio Manager at One World Art Center.
Since moving to Indianapolis in 2012, he has co-founder of National Clay Week, founding member of Indy Clay Co-op, and became the Director of Marketing at AMACO Brent.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
2D/3D artist with Photoshop, Illustrator, Snapseed, Quark, and teaching experience.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking
My style is heavily influenced by an earlier, formal education in the discipline of silkscreen printmaking and is reminiscent of the culture and art movements occurring when I was growing up; 60’s pop and 70’s psychedelic. It is a simple study of contour line defining blocks of color.
The paintings are of easily recognizable subjects [primarily monumental florals] and are often narrative, employing a variety of symbols that are sometimes camouflaged. Examples include a bird, heart, lips, embryo, halo, as well as elements that are figurative or animalistic.
My carbon fiber work draws from 5 years of experience working in the motorsports industry and I have developed a process of fabrication, using some of the same materials and processes used to create open-wheel race cars, that allows the 2D work to be safely displayed outdoors or in high humidity areas, and is ideally suited for public art placement.
I am enamored with depicting something as organic and fragile as a flower on such a high-tech, sustainable surface.
Jennifer Criss works at Ball State University and resides in Muncie, IN. Her work has appeared in Poebita Magazine, Whispers in the Wind, Indiana Voice Journal, and The Poetry Community online. She has also appeared in several print anthologies: Midnight Dreamers of Yellow Haze by Michael Lee Johnson, Poetic Melodies by Donna Sanders et al., Poets of Madison County by Stacy Savage, and has a couple other in-process. In 2016, she was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for poetry. She has been an Editorial Assistant and the Art Editor for the Indiana Voice Journal since 2015.
Visual Arts: Works on paper
After building a solid foundation at the Ringling School of Art and Design, Joseph Crone graduated from the Herron School of Art and Design in the summer of 2010, focusing on the artistic delivery of the human figure and mind. While his attention to visual detail is in a constant state of evolution, the growth of conceptual intensity is his central concern. Recent accomplishments during 2011 include the Robert Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship as well as the Stutz Artist Association’s Residency Program. Crone had also received placement within the top 30 finalists amongst 2100 entrants in the Saatchi Online Drawing Showdown. Recent publications include a cover/feature in the March issue of Colored Pencil Magazine, Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Light and Shadow drawing book, BLUECANVAS Magazine issue #8, Studio Visit Magazine volume 15, as well as a figurative spot in January’s Southwest Art Magazine. He continues to show locally while seeking representation and future opportunities that will further his artistic vision as an emerging artist.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
My artwork is based on my experiences. I focus on acquiring techniques and the knowledge that comes from doing public art projects.
Visual Arts: Painting, Photography
What does an artist do with their passion? What tools do they enlist to form the expression that turns wildly inside? What is the purpose of it all? For me, a photographer; it is light, mood, timing and the ability to turn loose a novel of words without uttering one. I wish to evoke a captivating emotional response in my images, make them an experience that unfolds allegorical reasoning and wonder. I wish to inspire and chase after the soft voice I hear inside.
LaShawnda Crowe Storm
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Sculpture, Textiles
If life were a photo, then my artwork would be its negative, seeking to explore those aspects in our society that have been ignored or forgotten such as history, lynching, misogyny, womyn, slavery and suicide. By “printing” these forgotten negatives, I give voice to the marginalized people and disregarded aspects of our society. For me art is my form of “social work” and I use it to open doorways to community dialog, which is the first step to healing, which in itself leads to wider social change.
Although I draw inspiration from traditional African spiritual practices, folklore, esoteric traditions, current and historical events, my work is ultimately about memory, community and healing.
Visual Arts: Painting
I have always had an interest in art, but seriously began to focus on painting once my children were grown. I am mainly self-taught. I seek to put clarity and detail in my work, making each subject as realistic as possible. I aim to capture the personality of the people and animals I paint, thereby making each painting special.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, New Media/Technology; Digital Fine Art Typography
Starting a career in fine arts after a successful graphic design career.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
David Cunningham’s compelling realistic paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States. In his meticulously crafted oil paintings, he combines traditional 15th century Dutch technique with contemporary ideas about space and composition. Through preliminary drawings, value based underpainting, and multiple thin layers of colors, David creates paintings that celebrate three-dimensional illusion.
Professor Cunningham’s current body of work focuses on the beautiful color relationships and amazing juxtaposition of shapes and textures found in stones. The paintings reveal the power, hardness, and permanence of its subject matter creating subtle narratives that resonate with something deep, primitive, and spiritual in all of us. Over the last three years, these paintings have received high praise being exhibited in over a dozen juried and invitational exhibits. Recently, he received best of show in Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Contemporary Realism Biennial and in the Swope Museum’s Wabash Valley exhibit.
His work is found in both public and corporate collections including: St Meinrad Monastery, The University of Evansville, Fifth Third Bank and Vectren Corporation. In addition, his paintings have been shown in Luxe and American Artist Magazine. Currently, his work is being sold through galleries in Indiana and Michigan.
David Cunningham was born in Carmel California in 1974 and was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He currently lives with his daughter,
Mary, and sons, William and Samson, in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to painting, David is a professor of Art at Franklin College where he teaches Painting, Design, Ceramics and Issues in Contemporary Art.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Benaiah Cusack is a contemporary landscape painter of Indianapolis who emerged on the art scene in 2012. His surreal and abstract paintings embody dramatic color, texture, mixed media elements and his unique view of nature, fantasy and the mystical.“I paint to document my inner life, impressions, and attempt to capture the fragments of beauty and melancholy from nature. When I start a painting, I escape into another world. I don’t usually know where the destination will take me. The painting process is a journey that navigates me into the framework of my canvas. Biomorphic shapes and paint splatters start the process. Then I add layer-upon-layer of paint and texture, and eventually the piece starts to take shape. Through my art, I want to transport the viewer into a surreal landscape where the mundane world disappears, lifting a veil and revealing a dramatic visual story. I hope that my paintings can open a window into a new environment that creates metaphors for life or sparks the imagination.”
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