Stanley J. Blevins
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Works on paper
My work is an exploration of the visual texts that exist in the conscious and unconscious mind-texts that speak to the personal experience of this artist, but connect too with the larger social, political, cultural milieu in which the personal is lived. I paint primarily figurative work with a strong conceptual sensibility in the traditional medium of oil on canvas, but my work is informed by the way current technologies like the Internet combine the audio/visual, written expression, commercial graphics, and even film to explore human experience.
Pamela Blevins Hinkle
Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
I am a classically-trained flutist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, choral conductor, improviser, composer, arts administrator, and lover of chant and sacred song. My life, my work, my art, and my spirituality are deeply intertwined and informed by a passion for creating beauty, building community, and exploring intersections … intersections between creativity and s/Spirit, between disciplines, between places and people, and more. I am called to be a conductor in the purest sense, which, by dictionary definition, is to act as a medium for conveying or transmitting energy, light, sound, or heat. My work is to invite, to ignite, and to facilitate that divine creativity which connects individuals to their authentic selves, to each other, and to the Mystery.
I’m an “edgewalker.” I most enjoy working at the boundaries of seemingly disparate things where collaborative experimentation leads to deeper learning and expanded understanding. Such edges might blend disciplines, purposes, organizations, and ideas.
I’m an “enlivener.” Enliveners are trusted teachers and guides that bring the musical past and present together and build relatedness, with the goal of developing the community/congregation as the primary choir. I believe many people crave an embodied and interactive encounter with whatever they name as sacred and with the arts. The work I create or direct often seeks to liberate the creative spirit within that framework and frequently includes participatory experiences to liberate individual and collective creativity.
HOW DID IT COME TO THIS
Music can shape and transform individuals and communities. My own experiences-singing with family members around the piano, the formal church music of my Baptist upbringing (my pastor was a phenomenal viola player), performing the great choral masterworks at Butler University, serving as a church music director, conducting a community chorus with a social change mission, singing prayers in Lakota sweat lodges and ceremonies-have gifted me with profound experiences that demonstrate the power of shared sounding. Music, and especially singing, is, as Salman Rushdie noted, one of the mysteries that holds “the keys to the unseen.”
These experiences have inspired me to seek out and build experiences that help individuals discover and release their own sacred creativity; to understand and help communities connect through collaborative experiences and creative programming; to compose, create, and/or improvise in service to these aims; and in all, to create beauty and transformation.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting
Blice Edwards Studios was founded in 1993 by Christopher Blice and Jon Edwards. Our Company was established in Indianapolis, Indiana and began its first commisions in residential and Corporate environments. We bring the talents of a wide range of artistic expression and style. Projects are created as a team, incorporating the various talents of our artists under the direction of Blice Edwards. Extensive research, samples and renderings are presented to each client for approval before the work is created. We are known as “Masters of Illusion.” The scope of our projects varies from residential to commercial with a wide range of services. We strive consistently to refine our work and welcome the opportunity and challenge to create new techniques and perfect the use of new materials. Interior Designers, Architects, Builders, Marketing Specialists and Art Directors commision our work; together we achieve a customized look for our client’s specific space.
Pamela F. Bliss
Visual Arts: Illustration, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
I paint large interior and exterior murals. My subject matter is figurative, landscape, architecture, representational, portrait and many other subjects. I use oil, acrylic or house paint. I use boom lifts and scaffolding to reach heights. I also paint smaller canvas paintings. I have painted many historical, diverse, ethnic murals.
Visual Arts: Photography
Capturing life, as it happens. I love capturing natural moments, not so much the posed ones, i also like to do contemporary work, including still life etc. Most of all i love to capture architecture, especially European styles. I also very much like black and white as I feel it makes things far more dramatic. Motor sports are another love of mine that i like to capture, as well as animals and pets.
But most of all i love to photograph England, my home.
Visual Arts: Illustration
Not my words, but I live by them. “Art is not an end in itself, but a means of addressing humanity.”
Carol J. Boarman
Visual Arts: Painting
Over 37 years of successful experience in painting fine art, Byzantine icons, and pieces expressing spiritual emotion. Distinguished from peers by outstanding eye for detail, creative flair, and resolute determination for quality. Award winning acknowledgements demonstrate the emotional connection and appeal found in my art. Featured in solo shows such as the Indianapolis Art League, IUPUI Culture Gallery, the Christian Theological Seminary, and other shows throughout the United States. My textured abstract paintings express a spiritual emotion and provoke the mind.Please call 317-881-8146 or 317-902-2494 for an appointment to view the art at my studio located in the Stutz Building, 1060 North Capital Ave. Indianapolis, Suite A335
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Painting
Jeannie’s work has been exhibited and represented by the following:
5547 Project Gallery in Indianapolis Indiana
Oasis Gallery in Indianapolis Indiana
Featured artist at the juried RAW ARTISTS Grandeur Showcase at the Old National Center in Indianapolis Indiana
The Ernst De Jong Academy of Art featured artist at the International juried Eclectic Mix Exhibition in Pretoria South Africa
The Botanical Mix Gallery at the World Trade Center and Dallas Market Center in Dallas, Texas
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Painting
I have spent more than 25 years involved in fine and commercial arts as a Graphic Arts Professional, Art Teacher, Painter, Museum Volunteer, Art Festival Organizer and student of art.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Textiles, Works on paper
Licensed artist, Anne Bond combines good color sense with design inspiration from ancient textiles, quilts, folk art, vintage prints and nature. Her collection features custom floor cloths, paintings on canvas, paper & wood.
Performing Arts: Music
Gordon Bonham brings together a mix of styles from the Mississippi Delta to the back alleys of Chicago, from big Texas shuffles to jumpin’ West Coast swing. After several years of tearing up the road, Bonham brings it all together in Indiana, the Crossroads of America.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
Intuition is a guiding hand in my decision making process, from color schemes to composition and subject matter. I draw how I feel, and hidden meaning often lurks behind surfaces of oil paint, charcoal, graphite, and other various media. My hands are often my main instrument, bridging the intimate connection between maker and creation.
Each work fluctuates in style, just as my day to day mood and demeanor do. My art is a refusal to remain stagnant; each piece a subconscious megaphone for my feelings, coupling dull colors with vibrant, intense hues. There is intention in each movement– even chaos can be calculated.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
Bordner has been creating artwork for over twenty years. He specializes in airbrush, murals, family portraits and animation. His works in many different narrative styles, but often pursues Native American themes within his work.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Sculpture
With a keen interest in material science and contemporary and modern art, I work with metal as a versatile medium to exploit my imagination and bring solidarity to my visions.
Visual Arts: Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Roy Boswell is an American Impressionist artist, who creates, teaches, and helps others bring their visions to life. He aims to decorate the man made environment with beauty, point out the truth, and create a place of reflection. –
About The Artist:
Born in 1985, Roy Boswell was raised on a family farm in southeastern Indiana. At an early age he took interest in art and architecture and went on to study landscape architecture and design at Purdue University. It wasn’t until after graduating that he took up fine art. Currently Roy paints in Oil and Acrylic, working in plein air, but also from field studies in the studio. Subtle storytelling is a large part of his process, creating love filled letters about the Midwestern farm
Visual Arts: Painting
My work is still in the constant development stage every painting is a little better than the last moving toward a finished style I perceive to be the ultimate for me. I generally paint landscapes, or objects of interest to me. I use a lot of paint drying each coat before the next this gives the final piece a true depth weather I’m using brush or knife.
Vienna Bottomley earned a B.A. in English with Creative Writing and Theology from the University of Notre Dame where she served as a poetry editor for the literary magazine, Re: Visions, and as an undergraduate publishing intern for the journal, Religion and Literature. Vienna just completed coursework for a Master’s in English degree from Notre Dame and is second-year law student law student at Notre Dame law school where she serves as a staff editor for the Notre Dame Law Review. Her poetry primarily reflects her interests in history, wildlife preservation, religious liberty, and social justice. Her poem “Art with a Heart” appears on Massachusetts Ave., as part of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
Visual Arts: Painting
Artists seem to be endowed with perceptual understandings that go beyond merely seeingthings. As an artist I want to offer the viewer more than a recording or a photographic likeness of a visual scene. I wish to expose the mysterious depths that lie beneath.
If I am successful, then my viewer can look into as well as look at my painting. Rather than just seeing an old man walking the hilly roads of Ireland, I want to present his story to the viewer. My use of colors, values, temperatures and edges allow my viewer a glimpse of what is beyond the obvious.
By looking into my painting, the viewer can vicariously experience the dedication and drudgery of the Irish peasant as he totes a bundle of hay up and down the cold damp hills, and possibly imagine what it feels like to be in this old man’s muddy Wellington boots as he takes his daily trod. The viewer not only sees the visual scene but also may smell the moist hay, feel the cold wind, and perhaps hear the soulful tune that resonates within.
Performing Arts: Music
Medieval & Spanish blues
Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world.
Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained for many years. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; He has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morisson), and many more.
Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale; JS Bach….
One reviewer even noted that although “Claude’s roots were in blues, that is like saying Leonardo da Vinci was a painter”. Intrigued ?
Experience an evening of exploration in the unique ambiance of the Thumb!
Claude’s official website : www.claudebourbon.org
“ Claude Bourbon is a unique figure today… his playing is almost indescribable“ – The Hook, Charlottesville, USA
“Never heard anyone get that much beautiful sound out of a J-45”, Bob, Tucson, AZ
“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”Altadena News, USA”
“…This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers…”, BBC, UK
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Comic Books
Using the power of stories as my inspiration I seek to tell them visually with expressive and stylized art. With book illustrations, comics, and story boards I bring my stories, and my clients ideas, to life. Through intricate detail, lighting, atmosphere, and the sublties of emotion I capture stories to share.
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Sculpture
Visual Arts: Sculpture
Samuel Bowen started doing artwork in 1993 – 1994. He is completely self- taught. Sam is a creative visionary. He is continuously honing his skills using different medias, which include acrylic, metal/metal wire, pen, pencil, charcoal, pastel, car model paint, and wood. He takes on the challenging projects to exceed the limits of traditional art in unique forms. He carries the philosophy to “Always …push the boundaries for your personal creative greatness”. In showing several perspectives, to pursue in life is of great value is thinking outside of the box to challenge others. Bringing life to the uncommon views is a priceless tool in improving one’s life, enabling all to see the positive benefits.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Works on paper
“My work is a process of addition by subtraction. I am always thinking of ways to describe an object or picture by showing what it is not. I also enjoy experimenting with different media when ever possible.” Anthony Bowers
A graduate of the Indianapolis School of Ballet, Betsy Boxberger trained under the direction of Victoria Lyras.
At ISB she performed roles such as Raymonda in Raymonda, lead girl in Valse Fantaisie, Odette in Swan Lake;
Swanilda and Dawn in Coppelia; and Dew Drop Fairy, Snow Queen, and George Balanchine’s Sugar Plum in
Betsy earned a double Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University
where she was instructed by Tyler Walters and Julie Janus Walters. She performed featured roles with the Duke
Dance Program, including the lead soloist in Gerald Arpino’s Reflections. She was awarded the Clay Taliaferro
Dance Award and the Julia Wray Dance Award by the Duke Dance Program. While in college Betsy taught ballet
and pre-ballet at Walltown Children’s Theatre.
As a company member with Ballet Quad Cities, Betsy performed prominent roles in both classical and contemporary
ballets and had the opportunity to work with choreographers Deanna Carter and Elie Lazar. Betsy also taught at the
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance and was selected to give a master class as part of the Wheaton College Artist Series.
Betsy is currently a guest artist with the Indianapolis School of Ballet. In addition to performing, Betsy is on faculty at
ISB and is a co-coordinator of Indy Ballet Classrooms education outreach program.
Performing Arts: Music
Kate Boyd has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America and Europe, and is a founding member of the New York-based Oracle Trio. Her CD of contemporary music for solo piano, Music for the End of Winter, is being released on the Parma label this fall. She is an Assistant Professor of Piano at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting
Visual Arts: Painting
Sarah Boyle is a creative professional who utilizes both analytical and creative skills. In a fine arts capacity, past and current projects focus on our constructs experience, using place and placelessness to explore contemporary issues in perceptual figuration. Sarah is also a diligent executor, and uses design thinking as a process to reach desired outcomes in a variety of disciplines.
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