Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
I became interested in art early in my youth and received my training at Arsenal Technical High School where I received awards for original portraits and murals.
In 1995 and 1996 I received a 2nd place award for ink drawings at the Indianapolis Black Expo.
My work was on display at the Africa Fest in the year of 1995.
In 2010 I created a mural for Broadway United Methodist Church for the youth.
I also created a mural which is presently on display at L- Fish furniture in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Performing Arts: Music
Active as a recitalist, orchestral musician, chamber musician, and educator, Yuan-Yuan Wang performs regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, and the Evansville Philharmonic. She has also appeared in multiple concerts, while collaborating with principals of North Carolina Symphony Orchestra and faculty artists at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
In orchestras, she has performed with many leading concertmasters, including Alex Kerr, Willian Preucil, Robert Chen Timothy Lees, and Jorja Fleezanis. She has also performed under the direction of Krzysztof Urbanski, Roberto Abbado, Xian Zhang, Franz Welser-Most, Michael Stern, Leonard Slatkin, Giancarlo Guerrero, and Ludovic Morlot.
Yuan-Yuan Wang, holds a Doctor of Music degree in violin performance from Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington, as well as Master’s of Music in violin performance. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Her major teachers included Mark Kaplan, Paul Biss, Martin Beaver, Misha Rosenker, Keng-Yuen Tseng and John Mrill. Before arriving in the United States from China for high school, she attended the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and Wuhan Conservatory.
Her doctoral dissertation “Ma Si-Cong’s Violin Concerto in F Major: Western Traditions and Chinese Elements” is a representation of her strong music theory knowledge and her lifelong experience as a violin performer. She has a unique point of view as a classical musician who has professional training from both the Eastern and Western traditions of performance.
An advocate of contemporary music, Ms. Wang has performed with the New Music Ensemble at Indiana University. She was a featured soloist Midwest Composers Symposium 2012 and has premiered new works by Don Fraud, Sung-Mi ng Ahn, Elliot Bark, Chia-Ying Chaing, and others. As an ensemble player, she has premiered a number of contemporary operas.
Ms. Wang has been a studio teacher since high school and has taught students of all ages and levels. She has experience in technical and fundamental instructions, and often prepares students for school entrance exams, orchestra auditions, and competitions. In addition to studio teaching, Ms. Wang has been involved in many educational concerts and activities around the state of Indiana. She has also established a music theory program in her church community.
Media; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Ward is responsible for curating over seventy (70) art, music, fashion and performing arts events and exhibitions in Indianapolis.
Visual Arts: Photography
My interest in photography started in 1980 when I took an evening class using a Mamiya 35mm SLR film camera but only took snapshots, nothing creative. Then with the advent of digital photography, combined with my full-time retirement freedom, I started pursuing photography as more than just a hobby in 2010.
Combining composition, lighting, and perspective allows you to see images through my lens along with some images that maybe you might have missed.
My range of subject matter is varied: rustic bridges and barns, flowers and animals, cityscapes and architecture, landscapes, and most recently my oil and water abstracts. My abstract photos are created by “mixing” oil and water, adding color, then utilizing a digital dark room to achieve the final result.
One of my photos was published in the book Capture Indy, sponsored by the Indianapolis Star.
All three of my Super Bowl photos are hanging in the J W Marriott. I have participated in a number of art shows and festivals, and have won awards at Crown Hill Heritage Foundation photo contests as well as the Mrion County Fair. Several of my donated photos have helped raise money for various organizations including the Athenaeum Foundation, Inc.
My work is on display at the Art Bank Art Gallery, 811 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN
Amanda Warner Fruits
Visual Arts: Photography
This work is a collage of midwestern flora, natural elements, and family albums.
Thomas Wyatt Watkins
Performing Arts: Music
Author, storyteller, and violinist Thomas Wyatt Watkins has a passion for communicating beauty and meaning where they often remain concealed or uncelebrated. His gift is weaving stories of inspiration and consequence into violin performances of elegance and intimacy. To learn more visit www.twyattwatkins.com.
Susan Watt Grade
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Sculpture
Susan Watt Grade creates sculptural installations and mixed media, assemblage artworks, many with an environmental theme. She is interested in how our society’s products and architectural structures mimic nature, and likes to work with salvaged materials and multiples of objects. She is also interested in arts and environmental education as wall as incorporating community outreach into her installations.
Visual Arts: Painting
Webb creates thick and colorful paintings of landscapes and flowers.
I am an origami (paper folding) artist and teacher.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
I primarily work in ceramics and am a ceramics instructor in Indianapolis. I do however have a pretty diverse art background from mural work, drawing, painting, and sculpture. My current body of work is rooted in more of a retro futuristic feel. My goal with most pieces is to fool the viewer making them question the media being used. I try to stretch the limits of ceramics with each piece.
Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture
“Interacting with something we see or feel develops an emotional relationship between that person and the object. I create what I create for the viewer to establish their own personal relationship with the piece. What I see in my own pieces should be different from what another viewer might notice. I push the overall aesthetic given to me by using the medium to the fullest.” Steven Wells
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Murals
It all began with a graffiti artist with an aggressive style and a passion for creating art. He broadened his skills with the use of different medias, including the airbrush. At that point he found a market for artwork on vehicles and motorcycles, so it only seemed right for him to try a different canvas. After employment at a small bodyshop in 2003, he began to learn how to prep parts, do bodywork, and eventually, lay down some sick paint. This all led up to the creation of WickedKolor.com, which has now grown to be a standout business.
With several awards and magazine appearances, WickedKolor is constantly creating some awesome pieces of art. We offer you a chance to be unique and create something that is yours. Stand Out. Get Wicked.
Check out our website www.wickedkolor.com, and view more of our gallery. And be sure to check out our partnered business, wickedkoncept.com at our website or on Faceook. We are always looking for the next biggest and baddest thing to get our hands on.
Kathleen Wenzel Biale
Visual Arts: Mixed Media
“I work in various media. The direction of each piece of my work expresses feeling, mood, color and subject matter.’ Kathleen Wenzel Biale
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
I started painting in my early 50’s. My mediums are encaustic and oil and cold wax. Encaustics came to my attention while visiting my daughter in Portland where we took a workshop. It is a challenging and rewarding medium.
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Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word
My name is Eric “Young Man Royalty” Weston I’m from Campbell, CA. I’m laid back and full of a desire to love despite the basis. I’m 28 years of age and recently I’ve been on a writing spree, self-publishing book after book. I have over 8 books both chapters based and poetic.
Scott R Westphal
Visual Arts: Earthworks, Sculpture
DESIGN & FABRICATION
Small to large scale bronze, aluminum, and steel sculptures (1995 to present)
ARTS & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Owner/Operator, The Great Frame Up – Indianapolis, Indiana (1976 to present)
2000 -2012 – Hoosier Salon – Juried Art Show
2000 – Hoosier Salon – Honorable Mention
2002 – Hoosier Salon – Indiana State Museum Permanent Collection – Purchase Award
2009 – Best Sculpture
2007 – Columbus Indiana Visitor Center, Columbus, Indiana
2011 – White River State Park, Indianapolis, Indiana
2012 – Hoosier Salon Broad Ripple Gallery “Form and Fresco”
Multiple exhibits in galleries and public spaces throughout Indiana
2012 Irvington Presents – The Helene Hibben Merit Prize for Work in Dimension
2009 Hoosier Salon – Best Sculpture
2008 IDADA Annual Juried Show – Best of Show
2002 Hoosier Salon Purchase Award, Indiana State Museum
2000 Hoosier Salon Honorable Mention
1998 American States Insurance Company Arts Competition, Third Place-Sculpture
1996 Arts Council of Indianapolis Calderfest poster (State) Competition, First Place
2011 – White River State Park, Indiana (National Competition)
Stella – Bronze – 16” X 24” X 120”
2010 – Community South Health Network, Indiana (RTKL Architects) –
Utopia – Bronze – 72” X 48” X 48”
2009 – The Great Frame Up
Facet – Stainless Steel – 48” X 16” X 120”
2008 – Community North Health Network, Indiana (RTKL Architects) –
Lineage – Bronze – 11” X 19” X 60”
2008 – Citizens Gas, Indianapolis
Parameters – Bronze – 6” X 12” X 37”
2007 – Community North Health Network, Indiana (RTKL Architects)
I-Drops – Bronze – 18” X 26 “ 144”
2007 – Columbus Indiana Visitor Center
Iris – Aluminum – 20” X 36 “ X 144”
2002 – Indiana State Museum – Permanent Collection –
Comps – Bronze – (2) pieces – 6- X 6” X 30”
2001 – Private Collection in a Public Space – Indianapolis Attorney –
Ripples – Aluminum – (3) pieces – 12” X 12” X 144”
1999 – Private Collection in a Public Space – Indianapolis Attorney –
Nana – Bronze – 8” X 8” X 12”
Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor
Tori Weyers is a fine artist and designer specializing in mixed media, screen printing, and abstract painting. She received her BFA at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and has a passion for creating work that engages and delights the viewer with rich visual narratives, strong composition and unique subject matter.
Weyers has been a featured artist in Art Journaling Magazine and she teaches mixed media, painting and printmaking at the Indianapolis Art Center as well many different workshops and classes online.
Weyers creates and shows work from her downtown Indianapolis studio in The Circle City Industrial Artists Complex as well as her home studio in Broad Ripple. You can learn more about Weyers and see her latest work by visiting her web page www.drawriot.com or by following @drawriot on Instagram.
Site-specific theatre/preformance art incorporating elements from contemporary dance, modern art and technology, popular culture, movement theartre, and traditional theatre text.
Sara Sarabellum White
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
Sara (SaraBellum) White is a self taught working artist. She has a distinct signature style infused with black swirls and bright colors. She is also inspired by animals and nature in general. Sara has always been busy making some sort of artwork. As a child she attended painting classes at a local art store downtown and would make crafts in her spare time at home. As she recalls her childhood Sara says, ” I never really wanted just regular toys, I always had to have something interactive like a paint by numbers set or a microscope with slides and pieces for observation, and my parents always supported that. I think that had a lot to do with me staying on my course as an artist.” However, It wasn’t until her move to Atlanta from 2002-2010 that she began to immerse herself into painting completely. Born and raised in small town Lafayette, Indiana where being a person of color was not very popular Sara longed for culture and colorful people, Atlanta is where she found it. Surrounded by likeminded artist that were not afraid to push the extremes and be themselves helped Sara to grow comfortable with her own unique style. Sara has participated in many collaborative art shows. She has been able to successfully sell artwork and do commission jobs for well over a decade. Aspiring to be a curator of her own art shows one day, she hopes to provide a platform for other artist to display their work. Her biggest motivation for creating art is Life itself, all the pain, the joy and struggle involved in living, is what keeps her coming back to the canvas. She pulls visual inspirations from nature and visions she says that have often come to her in a dream. Sara says “My mother told me once while reading her scripture that God had told her to tell me to paint what I see, not matter what that is. I knew exactly what that meant and it’s exactly what I do.” With great support from peers and the artist community around her, Sara continues to grow and develop as an artist.
“My work is often described as bright and colorful abstract work containing some narrative imagery. Some works contain a series of symbols easily identified by most viewers. However, the composition, placement, and design of each work are quite different from one to the next. Figures, houses, water, and other symbols are repeated and serve as a language of familiar objects.”
Vicky Shaffer White
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
I have been painting for over 25 years, in Indianapolis, IN. I received a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts in Painting from Herron School of Art. In the past year I served as the Executive Director of the Art Association of Henry County (AAHC) in New Castle IN. My goal was to bring more art accessibility to the community through our gallery, arts park, classes and events such as concerts and fund raisers. I held the office of President on the Herron Alumni Association from 2004 through 2006 and served on the board for 10 years. I am a member of the Stutz Artist Association, IDADA (Indianapolis Downtown Artist Association), Indianapolis Art Museum and listed on IndyArts.Org www.indyarts.org. I have participated in many local and regional juried shows and encourage the growth of the local arts. I am fortunate to have placed several of my paintings in the Mayor of Indianapolis executive offices, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Corporate offices, Circle Theater for the ISO, and the Indianapolis Zoo. My work can be seen across the country in California, Florida, Kansas, Wisconsin & Tennessee.
Visual Arts: Printmaking, Works on paper
2012 Student Exhibition, FCHS, Annual Franklin Township Art Showcase, Indianapolis, IN
2013 Student Exhibition, FCHS, Annual Franklin Township Art Showcase, Indianapolis, IN
2016 Untitled, 5547 Project, Coal Yard Coffee, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Untitled, Annual Etching Print Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
2016 Springtime Bitches, Semi-annual Etching Print Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
2016 Wintertime Bitches, Semi-annual Etching Print Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
2017 Untitled, Herron Print club Portfolio Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
Herman Whitfield III
Performing Arts: Music
Herman Whitfield III, a Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Oberlin College and the Cleveland Institute of Music graduate is a mind-blowing pianist. Whitfield is a double- degree and triple-major student who studied piano with Takács, composition, and politics in the College of Arts and Sciences.
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