Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, New Media/Technology, Painting, Sculpture
Creating fine art with the aid of the computer has allowed me to be more open and creative with my ideas and style. I don’t necessarily use the computer to complete each work, but when used even partially as a tool, my creativity seems to flow more naturally and easily.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Figurative and Portrait Fine Art
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Images are my life. Since I can remember I have been drawn to and fascinated by pictures and visual communication. I am an award-winning artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Illinois State University. I have a Masters in Art Education from the University of Illinois and teach in Indianapolis in an urban charter school. In that time I have been commissioned to provide book illustrations, paint multiple large-scale murals, and even a municipal electrical box. I also illustrate the comic “Corporate Misadventures” for The Jeff Havens Company. Art is an important part of all of our lives, and I am happy that over the years I have been able to add some beauty and whimsy to the world.
For the past eleven years I have, also, taught art to elementary and middle school children at SENSE Charter School in the Southeast Neighborhood of Indianapolis. I have had the opportunity to work with children from Kindergarten to 8th grade and create projects that range from drawing, painting, ceramics, found and non-traditional materials to public place making.
Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Illustration, Painting, Works on paper
“As long as I have the ability to see, I will be creating art. I begin each piece with a specific goal in mind. I may be as simple as documenting a moment in time or as complicated imitating a mood on a 2 dimensional surface. I won’t be content to continually create the same work and I won’t stop until the creative solution is found. Therefore, my work is never done. I am constantly trying to depict those things that are seen in order to excite a sense or stir up a memory.” Dianna Porter.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Spoken Word, Storytelling; Political Artist; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performers and Writers, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor; Soft Sculpture, Fibers
Currently, I am a MAAT student at SMWC. This a several leaps and decades from my BFA in 3D Computer Animation at SCAD.
I have tapdanced in musicals, sang in jazz clubs, programmed in Houdini, instructed art in public and private schools in the US and Italy, run a party planning business, and done freelance with some interesting companies. Currently, I run three blogs and an online art group via Zoom.
I have a husband, two small dogs, and a 13-year-old daughter.
I also do stand up. Like you didn’t know…
Visual Arts: Mixed Media
Enthusiastic about and participating in many Arts; painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, graphic arts, music (hand drumming) and dance.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Political Artist; Portrait
Designer, illustrator and artist. Owner of Rolling Rook Studio.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Visual Arts Instructor; Graphic recording, graphic facilitation
Julia Reich is the CEO (Chief Easel Officer) of creative consultancy Stone Soup Creative ehich she founded 22 years ago. She is a graphic recorder (also known as a scribe, or visual note-taker) who draws live in real time at conferences, meetings, classes and other events. She does this either in-person on a large scale, using paper and markers; or virtually, drawing on her tablet during a remote meeting while participants watch her drawing of the discussion take shape.
There are many benefits when an event or spoken discussion is captured visually. It makes group work easier and more productive, in the following ways:
Activates the brain
Helps people engage, understand and remember
There’s a tangible visual asset to reflect upon afterwards
“Every time we grab an ephemeral conversation or a spoken idea and capture it on paper, it becomes more powerful. Transforming the spoken word into something concrete and physical shifts the energy and quality of conversation in the room. Individuals feel heard when they see their contributions made tangible. Once listened to, a participant is more open and focused on others… Groups feel more productive and engaged when they can see and touch their work, especially when they see that work accumulating and surrounding them in their workspace,” – Brandy Agerbeck, author of The Graphic Facilitator’s Guide.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper
I am a practicing artist who is currently a senior at Loyola University Chicago, with a major in Visual Communications and a minor in Sculpture and Ceramics. I have experience in clay, ink, paint and many other sculptural materials.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
Artist in residence, Columbus IN
Former juried artist with the Hamilton County Artists’ Association and a former
member of Nickel Plate Arts
Bio: Gary is a retired Administrator living and working in Columbus Indiana. He is a Ball State University
Graduate with a Baccalaureate of Science (1979) and a Master of Arts (1980) in General and
Experimental Psychology with a minor in Art. Gary enjoyed a successful career in his field of study
and retired in 2008 to focus exclusively on new and better ways to utilize his artistic abilities,
including the use of different mediums and techniques. Currently he focuses on pastel,
pastel/chalk and pencil on various heavy surfaces.
Current and past exhibits:
Two exhibits themed “Light”, and “Beauty” with the Meridian Street Gallery, Indianapolis IN, (2015).
Past exhibits with the HCAA:
“The Naked Truth” at the Birdie Gallery. Exhibition piece “Iris” (2016).
“The Pursuit of Excellence” exhibit at the Birdie Gallery. (2016). Exhibition pieces “Ortus Veneris” and “Autumn Flight”. Awarded first prize for the work “Autumn Flight” .
Exhibited two pastels at the Cool Creek Nature Center in Carmel, IN , winning honorable mention for the landscape titled “Solo” (2017).
Exhibited with Nickel Plate Arts at the First Presbyterian Church, Noblesville under the theme “Christ In The Arts” with the pieces “Holy Family” and “Risen”, both pastel/chalk renderings (2017).
Scheduled themed exhibit “The Human Condition” with the RAPP Gallery at the Indiana Landmark Center, August 2017.
My approach to art:
I define my work as representational, depicting recognizable themes in a style of my choosing. I prefer to work with little reliance on external reference, instead offering my own interpretations. My work is eclectic which allows the exploration of varied genres using the mediums of pencil, chalk, pastel and oil.
Nathaniel Kyng Rhodes
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting
Kyng Rhodes is a full-time visual artist, having been in love with creating art his entire life he attended college to obtain a degree in graphic design in favor of a creative career, but his true love is embedded in illustration, street art, and fine art alike. During the pandemic of 2020, Rhodes made the decision to leave the workforce, and become a full-time creative. This decision came about through the encouragement of friends, and loved ones, and Rhodes’ own experience participating in Indianapolis’ version of the “Black Lives Mater” Mural in which Rhodes’ painted the ”B” in the black on the historic Indiana Avenue.
Rhodes’ work is conceptual, with several goals intended. He draws inspiration from his thoughts, and feelings towards the events that he has experienced or sighted through the media, observation of society, and his personal life infused with his spirituality. His work has a strong focus on color, and shadow with varying incorporations of symbolism.
Visual Arts: Illustration
I began to embark on my artistic journey at the age of 7. I’m a self taught Artist who has a passion for drawing from my imagination, yet willing to learn new techniques!
Visual Arts: Painting
Born and raised on the shores of Lake Erie. I’ve been a creative from the beginning. Not only do I love to paint, I love to do mosaics, sew, decorate, and build things. So, what you see as the finished product is just what comes out! It’s a creative expression of joy and love to be communicated to the viewer!
Stephanie Lewis Robertson
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Much like a musical conversation, Stephanie Lewis Robertson sings to her hand-dyed and –printed fabrics while she works. Spirituality, ritual, nature, music, the concept of the “last worst time” and the current state of the world serve as the inspiration for the fabric and paper constructions.
Ms. Robertson is the Program Chair for Fine Arts at Ivy Tech Community College, Central Indiana region. She holds a MFA (1994, University of Georgia) and a BFA (1981, Miami University) in Fabric Design. Her work is included in several corporate and private collections and she is also a teaching artist with Arts for Learning of Indiana.
In 2017, she was accepted into Religion Spirituality and the Arts V. Among her other awards and grants are three Individual Artists Grants from the Indiana Arts Commission, an Arts in the Park grant (2017), Second Place Three Dimensional Work in Artistry in Fiber 2016 and Best of Show, Artistry in Fiber 2014, Second Place (2015) and First and Third Place (2011) in Surface Design at the Indiana State Fair, recipient of the Stutz Artists Association Studio Space in 2002, and an Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellowship in 2001.
Some of her exhibitions include Invocations Tiny IV, V, and VI, Ivy Tech Community College Arts and Design Faculty Show, Wrestling with the Infinite, Be the Change, Indiana State Fair Juried Exhibition, Artistry In Fiber, Blue Indy, Make Your Mark , Inspired By Dreams, TBI Prayers, A Portrait of Womanhood and Th
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Visual Arts: Film, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Sculpture
Award-winning mixed media artist, Rebecca Robinson studied fashion design in Atlanta, Ga., and continued her education at North Carolina Central University where she majored in Art/ Visual Communications and graduated with high honors. Her background also includes art history, photography, graphic design, film, and creative marketing/branding. Rebecca was mostly known for her fashion design company PSNOB (pronounced snob) which launched in 2001 but in recent years, has taken a new direction with her craft. In the spring of 2019, Rebecca began the initial stages of forming her nonprofit organization called “ONE ARRT ”, which will become the first black-owned art supply brand that specifically supports all artists, art organizations, art education, museums/galleries, and communities in need who would prosper with proper funding and resources. Rebecca has also contributed to several nonprofit organizations throughout the country by auctioning her one-of-a-kind handbags and fine art.
Rebecca’s artwork has been featured in dozens of media outlets including; Indianapolis Business Journal Podcast, WFYI, NUVO, Jezebel Magazine Atlanta, Pattern Magazine, Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Recorder, New York Examiner, WTHR 13, WISH-TV 8. RTV 6, FOX 59, Creative Mornings Indianapolis, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, The National Endowment Of The Arts including the Black Creativity Exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and History of her painting of jazz legend Miles Davis In the summer of 2019, Rebecca was selected by the Arts Council of Indianapolis to showcase her work for the annual High Art Billboard project (2019-2020). Rebecca is also a self-published author of the book “Arts Honor”. In 2018, Rebecca co-produced the award-winning documentary film “The Color of Medicine”: The Story of Homer G. Phillips as a tribute to her father and grandfather. In honor of the historic documentary film, Rebecca received an official scroll from Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas from the county of Los Angeles for her contribution to preserving an important part of history and giving back to the community of St. Louis and beyond. In the summer of 2020, Rebecca became a member of the art collective “EIGHTEEN” who created the street mural Black Lives Matter on Historic Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis during the Black Lives Matter movement. Rebecca is a proud member of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum Planning Committee, The Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival Advisory Committee, and African American History Committee Advisory Board for the Indianapolis Public Library.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
I am an artist and photographer currently living and working in Indiana (and visiting as much of the rest of the world as I can). I love reading almost as much as I love making beautiful art, and nearly always incorporate books, literature, or esoteric knowledge into my photographs. I am a self proclaimed nerd who loves Doctor Who, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, and Neil Gaiman. I am fascinated by stories as well as the sea, and I am in love with underwater photography (yes in Indiana). The name for Lusicovi Creative comes from my Armenian heritage. “Lus” means “light” and “Covi” means “sea.”
Most importantly, I believe in magic. Not in the sense of wands and wizards and spells, but in an everyday sort of magic. I believe in the magic of people. Of what they can do and achieve with passion and love and determination. Of how they can connect with other people and the world around them on a daily basis. I believe that there is a powerful type of magic in human connections, that emotions are how we connect, and I believe in capturing and spreading that magic and imagination to inspire the world.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting
Mostly self taught, with help from teachers In high school, I have always been extremely enamored by graphic novels and comics. Dealing with severe mental issues since a young age, art and design have always been outlets to solidify my true raw emotions at any particular time. I was blessed to enter and participate in the Avon High School art Show in 2019, and has been eager to continue displaying art ever since.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
My name is Jesus Sanchez Jr. I’m an award winning Art Director with a background in design, illustration and concept art.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Printmaking
My name is Aaron Scamihorn and I operate my creative endeavors as Ronlewhorn Industries. I focus a lot on digital portrait illustration and hand screen print these portraits on wood, canvas and paper. I am passionate about illustrative imagery with a retro/vintage vibe. I also have a deep love of typography and incorporate it whenever possible. These passions converge in my efforts to create fine-art, screen-printed gig posters.You can see more of my works at www.ronlewhorn.com
E. Adele Schluge
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Works on paper
Many of my small paintings on re-used packaging reflect images I see on my East Side: street style; architecture and interiors; people of different ethnicities. Others express spiritual themes; faith traditions; peace in nature. Some are simply whimsies: imagined moments, places, patterns. Travels and quiet time spent in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are sources of inspiration. Original paintings- from fleeting thoughts and mental images to the act of applying paint to cardboard surface- on a material meant to be disposed of after consumption of the product, is somehow purposeful and satisfying to me.
Nine years ago my husband and I purchased an abandoned house in the old Holy Cross neighborhood, just east of the downtown, and restored it; my “studio” is my kitchen table. Our little 1880’s cottage is the only original home on the block, as an explosion of new construction changes the profile of these Irish immigrant houses. I hope Holy Cross can maintain a balance between old and new, and that the diversity in home ownership of our neighborhood won’t be lost.
A portion of every sale of my artwork goes to Young Men, Inc., so thank you, through your purchase of a piece of my artwork, for your support of this wonderful ministry to under-served young men on Indianapolis’ East Side.
E. Adele Schluge
Literary Arts; Portrait; Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Visionary Art
Mary Beth is an Indianapolis loving Visionary Artist, and Live Painter. As a Visionary Artist, Mary Beth’s creative process is her spiritual practice– oftentimes her paintings are her prayers. In her day to day life she intentionally works to cultivate the right spiritual food to fuel her paintings. Her work typically features mystical themes, as well as symbolism which generally emerges from her time spent in meditation, books that she’s reading, and experiences observed throughout collective humanity. Mary Beth’s hope for her work is to illuminate a wider version of awareness so that others might see their divine potential, along with what else is available beyond the veil. When Mary Beth is not in her studio painting, she can be found painting murals, or at various music festivals creating works by the stage. Additionally, Mary Beth offers workshops where participants get the opportunity to look deeply within themselves and create a meaningful self-portrait in her “painting with light” style.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Media; Performing Arts: Radio/Television; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Performers and Writers
Author Illustrator, Arts & Free Speech advocate, Kimann Schultz “writes with pictures & draws with words.”
Kimann’s novel Jacob, Jacob Marley’s rest of the story, beautifully illustrated by Adam Oehlers, is available now at Amazon & IBJ Publishing. just click on these links to purchase!
A first generation American, German/English bi-lingual, Kimann reaches instinctively beyond horizons of the ordinary in her quest to serve as creative contributor.
Kimann blogged at Huffington Post from May 2013 – January 2018. Her articles include Arts & Free Speech advocacy & appreciation, film & TV review, history & sociological commentary on a wide range of topics including politics, parenting, fine arts & architecture, fashion & style.
An IU Bloomington honors graduate with dual majors in Art History & German + a year abroad at the University of Hamburg, Germany, Kimann also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology & Parsons School of Design, both in NYC, where she received training in fashion design & illustration. Kimann worked 12 years for a local architectural firm as architectural writer, renderer & draftsperson, specializing in entourage. She was the Indianapolis Meridian-Kessler Home Tour artist for 5 years & produced many commissioned works, featuring residential and commercial architecture, bridal & pet portraiture.
Kimann’s essay “Do What You Have to Do” was published in the 2012 THIS I BELIEVE: ON MOTHERHOOD. Her article, In Support of Art as Alternate Means of Expression was featured at Americans for the Arts.
A mother of 2 sons & a daughter, Kimann is also song-writing partner with her husband. Their three-song EP, “Earthbound Ethereal,” is on iTunes and Amazon. Music videos for “Beautiful Rage,” and “Spirit of Christmas – Promise of Peace,” can be found on YouTube.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
I was born and raised in central Indiana and some of my earliest memories involve drawing all over anything I could get my hands on. Not much has changed…there are no post-it pads, notebooks, sketchbooks, or paper menus that are safe from my doodles. I do my best to explore different media and techniques these days. Watercolor, pastel, and digital painting are all recent loves of mine. I never want to settle comfortably into one medium, or one style. There is simply too much inspiration in this world and the people living in it to remain stuck. I hope to always grow and improve, as long as I’m able to hold a pencil.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper
Nicholas Smith is a mixed-media artist born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. He is a graduate of the Visual Arts and Humanities magnets at Broad Ripple High School, as well as a graduate of Butler University with a major in Recording Industry Studies and a minor in Art + Design. Nick’s current body of work consists mostly of abstract paintings, drawings, and mixed media pieces which are often based around a stream of conscious process.
Nicholas has collaborated on murals at various places around Indianapolis, including Einstein Bros. Bagels in Broad Ripple, as well as the Peace Learning Center in Eagle Creek State Park.
Nick is also a producer and DJ, working under the pseudonym “Mandog”, and can be found performing or recording with various artists in the greater Indianapolis area.
Political Artist; Portrait; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Performance Art, Portrait, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I am a Queer and Trans artist interested in dismantling colonialist and patriarchal ideals of fine art by exploring and blurring the boundaries of Queer Aesthetics, Fine Art, and Low Art/Craft. By intentionally making art that is accessible to people who are not wealthy art collectors, I seek to empower myself and other marginalized artists as not only the creators, but also as the consumers.
Visual Arts: Painting
Israel Solomon is a visual artist and art educator who currently works mainly within the Indianapolis area. He currently teaches middle school art and has created a curriculum, focusing on the foundations of visual art such as drawing and painting technique. Israel also ensures that his students are exposed to a wide variety of artists and forms of expression, including music, dance, and design.
As an artist, Israel enjoys sharing his work with the city of Indianapolis. In 2018, Israel produced a solo exhibition at the Indianapolis Arts Garden which highlighted his love of vibrant color and geometric shapes. In 2019, Israel displayed his work at the Garfield Park Arts Center, as well as the artist exhibition at the Indiana Black Expo. Israel has displayed his work publicly in a variety of places around the city and has created a living mural at KIPP Indy College Prep Middle School where he teaches. Israel’s plan is to grow artistically as a painter and share his work with the world. As an educator, Israel envisions himself instructing drawing and painting on the collegiate level in the future. Israel has chosen to dedicate his professional life to his art and educating others. He intends to reach for the sky by sharing his artwork, knowledge, and experiences with people of all ages.
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Portrait; Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Works on paper; Freelance Portrait Artist
Jonathan Southern is a self-taught portrait artist living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the owner and founder of J.South Art Studio.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Charlie Spear was born in 1948 in the Midwest. The era of Modern Art was in full swing with the Sixties generating an artistic smorgasbord of art styles and new media. Much of his early career was spent learning about art through teaching art. His imagery grew out of early television and graphic media. Spear paints both as a landscape painter and an abstractionist which characterizes his ecclectic tendencies. Philip Guston has had an influence on his art of recent. Exploring the art media’s physical qualities is an important element in his style coupled with an atavistic love of an expressionistic drawing style. The result is a charged surface of automatic line energy and raw cartoon color expressionism.
His work is a reflection of familiar events in a life among those six individuals who connect him to the larger human population. His imprinting from childhood via the funnies, hero/heroine-comic books and ‘good against evil’ Cartoon movies are mostly the visual underpinnings of his work. When I paint and draw enough concrete imagery remains to call the ideas expressed : ‘Illusionary Prose.’Recent inspirations have been drawing elements from the classical figure tradition. I find in these latter works simplicity and boldness of thought persistent with the classical beauty of the ‘drawn line.’
Recent work is based on the hyperbole and caricature as a vehicle for satire, humor, and wonder. He uses exaggeration of anatomy and landscape elements to emphasize a range of elemental emotions of expression i.e. recognition and cognitive reactions to familiar behaviors and places with a price of ownership.
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