Visual Arts: Painting
I am a modern impressionistic artist specializing in acrylic paint. I’ve always had a passion for art and creativity ever since I can remember. My uncle Jo was a big part of it. I grew up with him. He was one of the top fashion designers in the Philippines. I often watched him draw and paint and was intrigued. I came to the US at the age of 12 and continued my passion for art in Carmel HS where I took all the art electives I can squeeze in. I dabbled in some art classes in college while figuring out what I really wanted to do. In the process I had a child, got married, and life took me in another direction. I became a nurse. Even then I still continued creating for myself and others. It grew over the years and became my second career. My uncle always said that if you are passionate about something then it will always be a part of you and it will eventually flourish. Like him. I am a person of few words. Art to me has become a way for me to express myself. Most times I do not even know how I feel until I pick up a paintbrush and start painting. My ultimate dream in all of this is to spread beauty to the world one canvas at a time!
Chris cut his teeth playing in punk and grunge rock bands while living in Bloomington, IN. During this time he always wrote on his acoustic guitar and sporadically performed as a solo act.
In 2008, Chris moved to Phoenix, AZ where he eventually assembled the 5-piece rock band Every Letter, and toured the Southwestern region of the US. After calling it quits with Every Letter and performing more as a solo artist, Chris moved back to his home state of Indiana where he has been performing regionally since 2013. Since his 2014 self-titled EP, Chris has been prepping to record his follow up, expected in 2019.
Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Dance, Music, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
What is Quixotic Artistry? It is first and foremost, my brand. It’s whimsy, it’s being able to look failure directly in the eye, and say “f*&# off”, and turn it into success. It’s my past heartbreak, and my feelings of insecurity. Ironically, it is my suit of armour, and my confidence. It is Assemblage, fashion design, makeup artistry, and graphics. It is choreography, it is design. It’s perfect balance. It is the rebirth of my failed attempts at becoming a fashion designer, yet is the new life of a new approach. It is the phoenix, that is rising from the ashes of what I thought to be the end of a journey. Alas, my journey is not over. What is Quixotic | Artistry ? It is whatever that I want it to be, and will be everything that I quixotically dream it to be.
Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture
I studied art in high school (thank you Mrs. McQuitty), and at John Herron, then Indiana University, and then Purdue University.
I do paintings and sculpture and mobiles, specializing in compositions that are one work by day and another by night, because I incorporate naturally glowing minerals that absorb light by day and then shed it when the lights go out.
My husband (Kurt Kriese- a gifted painter and stained glass artist) and I have had a studio in the CCIC since 2016- “Daily Epiphany Studio” (South Studio B17) and we open for First Fridays or by appointment.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Portrait, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Installation
Lydia Burris is a mixed media and multi-subject artist. She often compares her work to the sense dreams: a place of ambiguity, emotion and surrealism, peppered with snippets of symbolism and meaning. The mind and how it works is a recurring theme in her artwork. In the studio she experiments with both 2D and 3D mediums. She playfully splatters, scrapes, constructs, destroys, and reconstructs her way through the creative process. Her subjects range from a deep darkness to delightful whimsy. Another of her passions is poetry, often through found and cut text creations. She is a fanatic about sketchbooks, and works in one daily. Her most recent series (2020) involved mixed media collages revolving around the yearning to travel mixed with her love of fantastic people and places.
In 2004, 2005 Lydia traveled to Norwich, England where she received her Masters of Fine Art from the Norwich School of Art and Design. She keeps an art studio in Downtown Indianapolis, and teaches studio art part time at Ivy Tech. She shows her work in galleries, participates in art events, and vends at conventions such as GenCon and Horrorhound Weekend. (Pre-pandemic) A full list of events for each year can be seen on her website.
Performing Arts: Dance
I am a dancer, and have been performing and growing for the past seven years. I perform a style of dance called Krump. Krump means Kingdom Radically Uplifting Mighty Praise. Krump is a storytelling and praise form of dance. My goal with Krump is to show a story and have others feel the emotions and see the story being told. It’s like reading a book, you want to be enthrawled in it, dance is the same way for me.
Performing Arts: Music
Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Visual Arts: Painting
I originally trained as a florist and owned my own floral shop for several years. I have always loved the beauty of flowers, and I find great joy in not only giving fresh arrangements to others, but also sharing my floral paintings. I am a watercolor artist, and I enjoy using the paints in unexpected ways to create vibrant, vivid colors on a canvas.
R. A. Buys
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Portrait
R.A. Buys’ current concentration is on more commercially/public friendly paintings and drawings he calls “Midnight Therapy”, which is what he shows regularly throughout the year.
Years ago, he moved into his current house and he had no connection to internet, smart phone, or cable. He started drawing these stream of conscience faces in the late hours of the night, that have evolved over the years and continue to change. While a few of them are actual portraits of existing people, most of them are abstract and void of any recognizable features of a real person.
He tries to strip away gender, sex, age, race or any other feature that we tend to intentionally or accidentally judge others on. Matter of fact he likes to look at his drawings as having the skin peeled back and then showing the colors, textures, and patterns that make up a person on the inside. Often, they come across alien.
People say that they see African, Aztec, Polynesian and Celtic influences among others in his art; although this is all accidental as he relies on the moment to dictate what the patterns and images will end up looking like.
He works in very basic mediums. Oil paint, paint pens, and marking pens. Usually on wood but sometimes canvas, whichever is more available at the moment. He tries to re-purpose old frames or makes basic 60s style student lattice frames to add a little character to the finished product.
Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration
Judy Byron earned her Bachelor of Science in Design from the college of architecture at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina in 1982. She has worked in the fields of architecture, graphic design and printing prior to starting Ivy and Arches in 1997. As sole proprietor of Ivy and Arches, Judy has provided illustrations, renderings and presentation drawings for architects, builders, and homeowners. Recently branching back into the printing industry, Judy is excited to offer a wide variety of products printed with custom illustrations.
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