Artist of Color
I am a mother too adults who are 21 and 23 years old. My father was in the United States Army and I moved quite a bit with a family. When I did marry I married a man who was also in the Army. My daughter was born in Germany. My experiences, the places I’ve lived and classes that I’ve taken all gather together two for my ideas for my paintings.
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative
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).
Visual Arts: Painting
We live in a society where celebrity worship and an obsession with wealth and luxury goods can coexist daily with news of impending pandemic threats and worldwide political and religious warfare. Gaudy displays of physical vanity and self-aggrandizing behavior have become an acceptable means to define our cultural persona. Tempted by the glow of the spotlight, and seduced by its excesses, we are told by our political leaders that we can solve the world’s problems simply by shopping.
In my oil paintings on panel I am exploring this relationship between two realities: a shiny sparkling surface world and a dark and troubled world of fear. Young beautiful bodies vogue and pose in empty, acidic-colored spaces. . Exposed skin takes on a cold, other worldly sheen wrapped in the latest designer fashions. Lurking behind the glitter, the desire for status motivates and defines the search for an advantageous mate. Viral entities, gas clouds and bubbling pink sores begin to roll in as if from a fog machine to obscure or engulf the figures in mid-come-on. This combined imagery forces a visual duality: the escapist pop culture youth can no longer hide from the horrors of reality.
I use a technique of glazing in multi layers to create a luscious candy-colored sweetness in the surface of the works. This colorful sweetness entices participation by the viewer making palpable, the viral cloud menace as it influences the libidinous scene.
With our attention being pulled in so many directions by media over-saturation and the cult of celebrity, our society seems to turn its assessing eye further and further inward and away from the darkness of the world’s problems. Is this candy land we have created a beautiful barrage of harmless luxury, or will this insidious viral nature lead to our extinction?
Visual Arts: Painting
“My mother taught me that it was possible to raise a family and achieve my dream of becoming a professional artist. I am a busy self-driven, mother of three, wife and professional artist. My husband and children are an important part of my career as an artist.” Julie Houck
Visual Arts: Works on paper
My work is a representation of the world through my eyes. I am one of many who read the tabloids, mindless magazines and rumor-filled blogs. Media is ubiquitous and is an inescapable part of daily life. Scanning through many fashion magazines, I am affected by the pressures pushed upon us as women: to be thin, tan, covered with make up and dressed in a certain way. My art reflects these pressures by presenting them in a new medium.
Most of my work starts with an image of me. I then go to the web and/or fashion magazines and find images of features that could be “fixed” or “altered”. My collages are bold yet simple; they are focused on the figure rather than the backgrounds. The figures are distorted, some obvious and some less apparent, but always there. I construct the figure from anatomic obsessions that women have: huge lips, artificial breasts, extra long eyelashes. The figures are made of every commercial advertisement in the media; what we are told is beautiful.
I, too, struggle with these pressures, questioning my body, my eating habits and overall appearance. What is beautiful? What image are we trying to portray? As a woman I feel a need to be in shape, feel sexy and beautiful; but when are we pushing the envelope?
Marie A. House
Visual Arts: Painting
The anxiety I experience when I am creating a painting flows over into the work and that anxiety is only calmed when the vision comes to life on canvas, board or paper. In a world full of confusion and chaos, my desire is to create something that relieves the state of confusion and chaos at least in the minds of art viewers. I enjoy using oil paints because oils allows me to take the time and just look at what I am doing and rearange some areas of the work if needed. My style is landscapes. I love the clustering of the trees and the beauty of the changing seasons but I also enjoy depicting everyday human life in my work. I found that I have a loving relationship with painting that needs my full attention like children do.
Visual Arts: Photography
Pete Howard is an award-winning photographer based in Indianapolis. He started his photographic career more than forty years ago, influenced by his grandfather who was himself an avid photographer, the family chronicler, and a meticulous man whose attention to detail in composition and exposure usually exceeded the patience of his subjects. Pete’s photographic career progressed in fits and starts through high school, college, and the raising of his two daughters with his wife Emily. He became a serious photographer in the early 90’s and has since focused his efforts on landscapes, natural and manmade patterns, and people being themselves. Pete finds photography the ideal blend of his need for an artistic outlet, his enjoyment of being outdoors, and his satisfaction with mastering the tools and techniques.
Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Painting
Robin uses interesting objects from all over the world, recycled materials, fiber and vibrant colors to create one-of-a -kind art that lures the viewer away from their everyday thoughts. It is her mission to surprise the viewer into happiness and use art as a medium for exploring my story and conveying hope and compassion.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
My personal life experiences inform a great deal of the content and concepts of my art. The
human experience has always fascinated me – whether these experiences are had within the
context of our natural environment, the landscape of our internal minds, or within the
context of other humans. Who and what humanity is and how we as humans identify
ourselves is also a question that many of my works address. I also explore the many ups and
downs that are experienced in the physical, mental, and spiritual realms as creatures living
and present within the world.
Much of the imagery I use has focused on the human figure due to reflecting on the
concepts of the human identity and what it means to be human. This ideology evolves into
questioning individual identity as it pertains to the self and how the self is expressed within
society and culture. The imposed identities that are experienced on an individual level as
well as the compulsory identities that individuals may be given by society are reflected and
explored within my work. As a gay man growing up in conservative areas, I have known this
type of experience first-hand and seek to identify and expose the various identities I see
given to individuals through my work.
Although some of my pieces explore the darker side of the human experience, I also believe
that this experience is one of wonder and whimsy often fraught with confusion and
misunderstanding. Having worked in the communications industry in customer service for
the last thirteen years, often times my pieces illustrate a misunderstanding or
miscommunication that might be experienced when communicating an idea from one mind
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Photography
I am an MFA graduate (with distinction) from Indiana State University and currently based in Indianapolis.
My work focuses mainly on the landscape. Human beings have been altering the landscape for thousands of years and it is fascinating to survey how landscape interacts with us, both physically and psychologically. Besides, I am interested in conceptual and multimedia art under the influence of Roni Horn.
James W. Hubbard
Visual Arts: Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
My art education has been a life-long passion. As a child, I was always experimenting with unconventional materials. Today my playfulness is a bit more focused and refined. Since retiring as an elementary art teacher in June 2008, I have concentrated on creating a portfolio of original limited edition art prints. I am currently artist-in-residence at Robin Run Retirement Community, Indianapolis where I work with a group of talented seniors. I am the 2017-19 President of Indiana Artists Organization. I maintain my print studio, Thorntown Press, at 137 South Pearl Street~ Thorntown, Indiana.
“My prints are conceived as a soul sanctuary where viewers can quietly contemplate the pulse and poetry of nature~ transformational patterns within land, water, and sky. A story unfolds within the wake of both etched and relief lines that move in an arc of rhythmic energy. My art is both idealistic and romantic, traveling the trajectory of my experience and perspective.”
James Hubbard- Indiana print artist
Visual Arts: Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Works on paper; Paper Cutting
I am an artist located in Indianapolis. I tell stories through cut paper and often times take those cuttings and create stop motion films. My work is often narrative and inspired by the hardships and joys of life.
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.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress
Emma Jean Huffman
Literary Arts; Performing Arts
Huffman is a professional storyteller, poet and author who specializes in monologue and monodramas. Her books include, Shackles In America, Thank God My Soul is Protected, and Honey I have Something to Say. She is also an educator, and inspirational and motivational speaker.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
I’ve always made things. I’ve always thought it was important to make things. It’s one of the ways I enter into and participate in the world. Relationships are forged, moments are experienced, art is made.
Photography, the dark room in particular, was my first date with my sweetheart. Our second was at a gig…I’m also a drummer and percussionist and have built drums with fellow musicians in the backyard. I’ve done woodworking with my Dad, thrown pottery in the greenhouse, built sculptures with classmates, made masks with students, learned to bake bread from a weaver. Make things.
I’ve had the good fortune to see some great art around the world, especially paintings. Inspired by art history and encouraged by friends and family, I went back to painting a few years ago.
I’m currently a decorative painter, flower blooms in particular. So many varieties, shapes and colors. I wanted to study flowers and hone my chops, then, create a Series. I think in a Series, the blooms provide a special impact in a room, whether a personal space like one’s living room or a public lobby or office space. It was also fun to create a series of flower blooms in wood.
Then I moved on to groups of flowers, a more complex task, and am pivoting towards abstracts, my next step. I was honored to win the SALI XII National Abstract GPAC Choice Award and hope to carry forward with this endeavor.
Though I may have a bit of angst while creating, my work is always intended to offer a bit of joy, an interesting shape, or a friendly pop of color to the viewer.
I earned a B. S. in Art Education at Ball State University. I used my teaching skills, when living in Hawaii, at Nanaikapono Elementary where I taught art to 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the only classroom on the beach! I’ve continued to study Art at Herron School of Art, The Art Center, and with fellow artists where we can share tips, techniques, and critiques.
By trade, I am the proprietor of Affordable Custom Picture Framing, an independent studio offering affordable prices, quick turnaround and quality work since 1981.
Visual Arts: Earthworks, New Media/Technology, Sculpture
“The majority of my artistic and intellectual development has evolved through the creation of sculptural environments and installations. These works offered a unique forum for engaging the most diverse audiences. The primary focus of all of these works was to establish a dialogue between the audience and the site.” Greg Hull
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, New Media/Technology, Sculpture
I believe that graphic presentation should have a strong voice in every university. I want to work for a university that fosters an atmosphere that nurtures creativity and design and stands by its commitment to superior display.
I am a goal-oriented optimist who thrives on challenges, leads by example, and readily adapts to new situations.
Gretchen Ten Eyck Hunt
Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
I am a firm believer in the positive response to art. It should not only stimulate the mind, but it should touch the soul. Art is the process of creating for the sheer joy of creating.
I am always exploring the possibilities and trying new ways to approach a subject or technique.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
How fortunate I was to teach public school art for twenty two years. My goal was to promote my students’ art, to build their esteem, and to facilitate in scholarship programs. Now retired after a total of 42 years in various levels of education, I travel a hopeful path as an artist. It is time to promote my own art! As of late, I’ve been experimenting and developing my skills and processes. I find inspiration everywhere I look, and that inevitably filters down to my work. Delight finds me when I look closely at small sections of buildings, vegetation, and every day things we take for granted. As I perceive the image and move my interpretation to canvas or paper, I stretch what is typically a structured image into color experimentation using arbitrary, analogous, and complimentary colors.
Visual Arts: Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
Diana Hunter enjoys creating works of art in photography, digitally enhanced photography and oils of landscapes, wildlife and floral scenes. She resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has taught classes at OASIS (Older Adult Services and Information Systems), Ivy Tech State College, Butler University Indiana Wesleyan University and the Indianapolis Public Schools. She holds a life teaching license and is a member of AEAI (Art Education Association of Indiana), the Indianapolis Art Center, Indiana Wildlife Artists, Riviera Camera Club and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Her pictures have been on exhibit in various locations in Indiana and in Maryland. She received First Place in Digital Art in the Creative Arts Contest sponsored by the Reformed Presbyterian Witness Magazine of North America in 2003 and then again in 2006. She has 2 miniature oil paintings at the Governor’s Mansion and has exhibited at the Lieutenant Governor’s Office and the Mayor of Indianapolis’ Office on the 25th Floor of the City County Building. She had a one woman show at the Carmel Library in Carmel, IN (June 2004). For a current listing of exhibits please see her website at www.DianaHunter.com.
Visual Arts: New Media/Technology, Sculpture
“I view my work as an opportunity to investigate the relationship between people, actions and environments using a juxtaposition of common objects. I utilize motion, fabricated objects, mechanical components and computer animation to create comparative or symbiotic circumstances.” – Andy Hunter
Matt Hurdle is an American artist working from his downtown Indianapolis, Indiana studio. A lifelong artist, his early work consisted of detailed pen & ink and charcoal drawings of places seen in nature. He has recently moved toward painting bold, contemporary, atmospheric landscapes and abstract pieces originating from dreams of places beyond this world and his creative imagination. Influenced by Abstraction and Expressionism, Matt’s current work reflects his fascination with structure and movement resulting in a feeling of high energy, while his landscapes create a sense of calmness and serenity.
Studio Hours: Monday thru Friday 10-2 or by appointment. Call 317-258-1385
Visual Arts: Jewelry
I am a artisan jewelry designer working primarily in silver and gemstones. I love to use gemstones as accents on most of my pieces. I have been in business as a jewelry artists for around 10 years. The last 4 years I have been expanding my education and shifting my style more into metals and gems. Most recently, my jewelry has been selected to be in celebrity gift bags at the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. My studio shares a space with the Fine Art and Craft gift store, The Sterling Butterfly.
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