Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
My work is inspired by the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met. Having grown up overseas in the Middle East and Southeast Asia and having recently taught art in Southern China for two years my work tends to take on an ethnic flair with particular attention paid to texture, line, and color. Much of my aesthetic inspiration comes from Africa, India, Bali, Tibet, and tribal North America. The materials and techniques I like to work with are acrylics, block printmaking, relief wood carving, plaster and fiber based sculpture. Mixing new elements with elements of antiquity interests me, such as graphic designs with traditional African motifs or Balinese Gods and Goddesss. Many of the cultures that I’m passionate about incorporate aspects of animal symbolism and worship and this is a topic I’ve tried to explore in my art.
As I continue to dedicate myself to adventure and travel I’m sure my art with evolve as a result of my experiences. My love for textured, rich mixed-media work, tribal arts and cultural symbolism will no doubt continue to be a common thread throughout my artistic career but I’m a true believer in the philosophy that the journey is the destination and my art is the embodiment of that.
Timmerman is an actor, director, and associate professor of theatre at Butler University. She is also a designated Linklater voice instructor.
Visual Arts: Photography
Photographic images are captured moments of light – moments usually no more than a second or so. Sometimes we are lucky enough to be there to record, to capture something special and fleeting – and I find that exciting! In fact, this moment is so visceral at times that it seems to imprint on me as much as on the film. I am in awe of the incredible beauty of the natural world. The way light changes everything, all the time. Light, wind, water, nature – always moving. And in this movement there are slivers of incredible, almost surreal beauty and presence. I have been fascinated with photography since I was in grade school when I bought a darkroom and started printing black and whites. Over the years I have taken lots and lots of pictures, mostly 35mm black and white and color slides. The advent of digital re-ignited my interest in photography. Digital is fundamentally different than analog (film) in that it provides instant feedback (and hopefully gratification) about the image just created.
Visual Arts: Photography
“In a world where it seems people cannot slow down, I hope my images will cause people to stop, take a deep breath and relax if only for a short while.” Bill Tincher
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting
Juan Tiscareno was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico and moved to Los Angeles at age 18. He started drawing at age 12 and for the next three decades continued to develop his talents as a self-taught artist.
After being paid $250 for his first mural in Los Angeles, Juan took the money and moved to Indiana in 1996 to be near family and to get away from the growing influence of gang activity.
Since moving to Indiana Juan has continued to paint and draw mostly for his own personal collection. In the last three years, however, he has returned to large canvas and murals.
Juan is the proud father of three and, in addition to drawing and painting, Juan enjoys classic oldies music and working on his 1978 Plymouth Volare.
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Sculpture
Laura Titzer is one part of the collaborative entity called Langue. Langue is a multi-disciplinary and experimental effort that creates a dialogue about the opening that lies between tongue and being.
Visual Arts: Glasswork, New Media/Technology, Sculpture; Public Art
He seeks to impart a visual catharsis, supporting an experience of awe, introspection & harmony.
Barbara A. Tompkins
Tompkins works in watercolor and pen and ink to create images of nature and wildlife.
Tompkins specializes in color 35mm photography. He does weddings and will work with any budget.
Tom Torluemke (born, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Indiana based, contemporary American artist. His practice spans 30 years and includes works in painting, drawing, sculpture and installations in a variety of mediums. He is known for his powerful, no holds barred approach to subject matter relating to socio-political, ethical and humanistic themes.
Solo and group exhibition highlights include: “Fearsome Fable – Tolerable Truth” at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; “After Glow” at The Chicago Cultural Center; “The Inland See: Contemporary Art Around Lake Michigan”, curated by James Yood; “Critic’s Choice” at Jan Cicero Gallery in Chicago; “Present” at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; “In the Company of Strangers” at the Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, Indiana; “Bounce” at the South Bend Regional Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana; “Peace in the Arts” Baíhai International Peace Conference in San Francisco; “The Alabama Watercolor Society Exhibition” at the Birmingham Museum of Art; and the “In Indiana” series at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
In 2013, he was a featured speaker at TEDx PurdueU at Purdue University. In 2008, he was a winner of the Great Ideas Competition of the Arts Council of Indianapolis with his project “Light The Way” completed in December 2008 and named a recipient of the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship (Central Indiana Community Foundation) for the period of April 2007 – April 2008.
With over 20 public art commissions throughout the Midwest, they serve as a testament to the relevance and scope of his ideas, and his ability to present them in a meaningful context within their communities.
Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
Born in Jamaica, NY in 1953, Stacey Torres is an African American folk artist and writer living in New Castle, IN. Her primary focus are unique women in natural settings. She paints with an abundance of brilliant color using different media, including watercolor, oil pastels, and acrylics, inspired by her Caribbean heritage.
As a self-taught artist, Ms. Torres’ love of painting began at a very early age. In the summer of 2014, she began to create again after a 40 year hiatus. Spending hours with her mother, who was in her final stages of Alzheimer’s, Stacey began to paint her thoughts and emotions, with images to help her mother remember some things. Her artwork became therapy for her and comfort to her mother.
“When the word, “artist” began to appear behind my name, I embraced my lost gift, and paint life as I see it. Art is just an exercise in emotional expression — a way of holding onto things from the past — documenting visions, impressions and dreams. I could write a journal or blog, however, my visions needed to be seen and felt … At times, I feel messages from beyond, like small glimpses of my past as ancestral folktales emerge with splashes of color on canvas. These primitive images of pleasingly imperfect subjects are bits of me; things I’m compelled to recapture. I suppose I’m guilty of living through my art by proxy.” Stacey Torres
Exhibits & Awards: Recipient of Indiana Lt. Governor & State Treasurer Hoosier Women Artists 2016; Richmond Art Museum’s Holiday Art Mart; Whitewater Valley Arts Association Regional Exhibit 2015 (Advanced Merit Award), and 2016; Art Association of Henry County’s 50th Annual Fall Show; Flava Fresh 12 (Annual Juried Multi-Art Exhibition Presentation Series of Contemporary Art in Indianapolis, IN); Hoosier Women In Art 2016 (Indy Parks Dept.); Twitter Art Show NYC 2016; Will Vawter Art Show, Hancock Art Association 2016; Naturally Inspired Paint-Out, Indianapolis Zoo 2016; Inspired by Dreams Exhibit 2015, Indiana Interchurch Center; and most notably, her art was featured on CBS TV’s Criminal Minds (Season 10).
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media
I graduated from Herron School of Art and Design with a BFA in Fine Arts in January, 1980. I immediately began working as Assistant Registrar at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis where I accessioned new cultural, historical and natural objects into the museum’s collection, helped install and de-install exhibits, performed condition reports on objects loaned to the museum.
In 1987, The Children’s Museum promoted me to Collections Services Manager. I supervised the registration, conservation and museum library staff, selected and implemented two collections management databases, drafted the museum’s collections polices and procedures and instituted a peer review audit of our policies and practices that gained national recognition.
In the early 19902, I was introduced to a book of historical photographs, Sleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America. I reacted so strongly to the imagery that I was compelled to combine objects with altered and manipulated vintage photographs, creating assembled vignettes, composed in found boxes. I exhibited some of these pieces at the Herron School of Art and Design Alumni show, at Crown Hill Cemetery and at The Children’s Museum.
My art making went “underground” for several years until 2014, when a friend saw my assemblages and urged me to begin showing them. Her suggestion prodded me to begin creating again, and I have been working steadily since 2014.
I have shown my work at the 5547 Project in Coal Yard Coffee, at Oasis Creative Space, Art Bank, Full Circle 9 Gallery, Do 317 Gallery and Lounge and the Tiny Show at The Arts Council of Indianapolis. I am a founding member of Full Circle Nine Gallery, a cooperative where all the member-artists work to keep the gallery open First Fridays and weekends.
“When I was very little, television was my only escape from a world that I considered to be a very drab place. On Sundays, Channel 41 would broadcast movies all afternoon, usually starting with a light-hearted comedy and moving on to musicals, romances or the occasional western. One of those Sunday afternoons changed my life. The movie I watched that afternoon starred Rosalind Russell and was called “Auntie Mame,” not to be confused with the earlier Broadway pay or the later, inferior movie musical starring Lucille Ball. I sat in our living room watching it in a daze from the very first frame. This character and her world were unlike anything my young mind had experienced. Everything on screen was way over the top. Her clothes, her hair, her home! I was experiencing a visual feast the likes of which I had never seen. Every part of the movie was crammed with rich visual treats, textures, and colors. It was almost too much that was in fact, the whole point. I learned that day that I didn’t have to accept the dreary world around me in the way that it was presented. I learned a new way of looking. The most famous line in “Auntie Mame” comes when Mame declares,” Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!” I like to think that I live my life and create my work in that spirit. I believe that art should inspire and comfort and perplex and sometimes, show people a new way of looking.”
My focus is on the relationship of surface and form. I create geometric environments through understanding this relationship. This is important to me conceptually because I appreciate the ability to discover various ways of viewing an individual work of art.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Sculpture
All of us carry a trace of our origin in our expression. I was born in Viet Nam, where I lived all of my youth. Ten years of academic training in drawing and a belief in Buddhism established my foundation. Since my arrival in the US, a land of discovery, my existence has grown more complete and complex. I have found a special substance that gives me the sense of communing both with my eastern past and with my adopted western culture: it is urushi lacquer, an ancient organic medium that flows from the sap of trees growing only in East Asia. It has helped me fulfill two important goals. One is to keep defining and refining my identity through the development of my visual language, and the other is to contribute to the renewal of the urushi art form in our present time.
Patti J. Trostle
Trostle works in various media using many styles and subject matter including portraits, landscapes, still lifes, abstractions, and impressionism.
Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Performers and Writers
Stuart Troxel is often referred to as a Renaissance man. Although his primary focus is paintings for exhibitions and commissioned work, he also uses books and music to fully explore his thoughts, ideas and sense of humor.
“I depict life around me on canvas in order to bring it to rooms where people are estranged from the natural world.”
Performing Arts: Music
I have entertained at special events for over thirty years. Some of those include the Indianapolis 500, The Indiana State Fair, United States Auto Club, 13 years in the VIP lounge at the Men’s National Tennis Championships, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, PGA Tour, Eli Lilly, The Children’s Museum, Civic Theater, Indianapolis Monthly Dream Homes, Decorator Showhouses and many, many more!
Turner creates abstract and detailed representational pieces in a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, and sculpture. Her works are greatly influenced by her love of the outdoors and her lifelong interest in history.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking
I have spent most of my life traveling and have come to enjoy learning about different cultures and ways of life. In my art I try to capture buildings and landmarks of some of my favorite places in an attempt to keep those memories alive. I also try to depict place I dream of visiting to either inspire me to plan a trip or simply appreciate from a distance a place I may never see. Not everyone has the time or funds to travel so through my art I want to show the beautiful variety of architecture around world.
Mr. Unzicker is a potter from Thorntown, IN who owns and runs Unzicker Bros. Pottery with his brother, Jeff.
Visual Arts: Photography, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
Visual Arts: Illustration, Murals, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I started drawing at a young age in Canada when my parents were looking at antiques. The stores up there often provided colouring books, but, as fate would have it, they were pretty much used up by the time we came by. So I was often given blank sheets of paper. Due to much moving around, it was hard to maintain friends, and in Canada, where summer lasted a day or two, it was easier to make up friends, draw, and create. When I moved back to the US, we had moved to Florida, where I was socially inept. I did finally make a freind or two, some were just because of Geographical Locations. My comfort and sanity remained in creative expressions. I took a Hyatus with the brith of my daughter as the art world demands much time and attention. Now, as she has grown older, I am venturing out once again.
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Sculpture
My life consists of autodidactic learning using books, online tutorials and workshops, driven by the ever-present compulsion to create.
After college (2012) I moved from my parent’s house in New York to Indiana– where I started learning metalsmithing, lapidary and precious metal clay through workshops, books and tutorials online. I am currently focusing on sculptural jewelry and objects using a mixed media approach.
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