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Ethnic Art; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Photography
My life is a very diverse book of many pages. For this, we shall begin, when my Artistic Me, began.
In Dec of 2009 I became a victim of a violent crime. I had to undergo numerous surgeries, one of which was to save fingers on both hands. After months of therapy and searching for ways to get me to want to use my hands properly, I was given a camera. A light turned on in my soul. I started seeing and noticing things I never took the time to see before. Through all the hardships I have endured, the one blessing I hold onto is the chance to meet all the great and amazing clients, artists and supporters I have gotten to meet. Before, had I died, I would have been thought of as a good father, productive member of society and so on. Now, i get to help people leave their mark, their legacy, upon the World through my photography.
Learn more about my personal story here: https://www.wthr.com/article/news/local/indianapolis-man-finds-healing-through-photography-after-traumatic-attack/531-f2f13cf0-a3f2-43c4-b46c-24f3c3d9bdff
Samantha Lyn Aasen
Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Film, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
Samantha Lyn Aasen is an artist reacquainting herself to the Midwest. Born in Indianapolis, she spent several years in the Southwest before returning to her home to Indiana. Her work in heavily influenced on her experience in growing up a young girl in suburbia. She questions the transition between girlhood and womanhood. Often Aasen’s work is manifested in photographs, but has also included performances, installations, videos, and objects. Her inspiration comes from reality television, fashion dolls, blogs, and pop culture.
Samantha Lyn Aasen received her BFA in Photography from the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI and her MFA with an emphasis in Intermedia from Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited across the United States in Maryland, Indiana, Arizona, Illinois, and recently internationally in London.
Stephen Sherian Barnes
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
Stephen & Sherian Barnes are a husband and wife creative duo, whose passion for painting and art spurned them to start iSM2 Custom Design. iSM2 stands for “In Stephen & Sherian’s Mind”. Stephen & Sherian (iSM2) have been painting since 2007 together in Indianapolis, Indiana. We have been featured artists for serveral shows including RAW: natural born artist, 2016 Meet The Artist, 12×12 Athenaeum ArtSpace, JUSWILL: B.Yound Music, and many other shows. Stephen & Sherian are also a part of an artist group of aspiring black Indianapolis innovators called “WE ARE”. Lastly, we (iSM2 Custom Design) provide the highest quality of services and many useful types of art mediums which include but not limited to garment printing (t-shirts, hats and shoes, computer graphics & logo designs, and canvas-signs/banners!
Media; Visual Arts: Film; Video production
An Austin Video Production Company Serving Indy
Castleview Productions, based out of Austin, TX, helps Indy businesses, non-profits, and organizations across the country share their stories through powerful video.
Media; Visual Arts: Photography, Printmaking
Cary Benbow is a writer, editor, and photographer based in Greenfield, Indiana. After graduating with a BFA in photography from Ball State University, he worked in higher-education publishing for a dozen years before changing careers. He and his wife Jodi run the family business – an independent movie theater.
His articles, interviews, and book reviews have been published in a number of online and print magazines, and his photography has been widely exhibited. Cary is a staff writer for F-Stop Magazine, a contributor to YIELD Magazine, LensCulture, Photomachina, and is the publisher of Wobneb Magazine.
Ryan L Bennett
Literary Arts; Media; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Radio/Television, Spoken Word, Storytelling, Theatre, Vocal; Visual Arts: Film, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography
Artist, Activist, and Visionary, this New Generation Renaissance Man is an alumnus and long time supporter of Asante Children’s Theatre. Recently named one of four Indianapolis Arts Council Art & Soul 2018 Featured Artist. Ryan is an Onyx Festival veteran and Playwrite. He is the Creative Executive Officer of Kai Entertainment, established in March of 2011, whose motto is “Media that Matters”. Mr. Bennett is also the Business Manager of Act A Foo Improv Crew, “Un-Scripted, Un-Rehearsed, and Un-Believably Funny”. At the age of 16, Ryan produced the 10-year news Magazine style show 360 Degrees through Indiana Black Expo’s flagship youth program Youth Video Institute. A graduate from Full Sail University with a degree in recording engendering; Ryan is an internationally published photographer, producer, director, and Academy Award-winning crew-member. He has worked with television and film companies in Los Angeles, California, the Senior Producer of Globalvison, a documentary company in New York City, New York, producing Barack Obama: The People’s President and The Battle of Durban II: Israel, Palestine & the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. In his soul he believes that LOVE CONQUERS ALL; and it is his mission to spread love and knowledge to the world.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Mural and commission based painter
B.A. from Herron School of Art & Design
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting
Broyer’s art career began in a formalized elementary education art program in Evansville, IN. In addition, throughout her early learning and primary education, Marie was offered participation in specialty art programs within the public-school systems and the local community. Nearing the end of high school, she chose to finish her curriculum at the inaugural charter “Signature School.”
Furthermore, with the availability of this new artistic program, she focused her studies on contemporary art and editorial content. Most of all, Broyer won numerous awards for editorial illustration and content. In addition, was granted the opportunity as a high school student to participate in the juried Oakland City College (now Oakland City University) Art Exhibit. Thus, she participated in her first exhibit and at the age of seventeen and awarded a college level honorable mention.
During this time, The University of Southern Indiana (USI) School of Liberal Arts Board of Directors selected (Stonestreet) Broyer as a recipient for a full liberal arts scholarship. While at USI, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts majoring in Advertising and Public Relations and focused on fine arts and marketing. Then, she studied under the artist in residence, Ms. Judy Chicago, in New Harmony, IN and traveled the country. Primarily, she studied the artists of the modern and impressionistic movement.
Most of all, Broyer found herself inspired by the Impressionist and Fauvist movements. “In essence the movement is a realist perspective through the eyes of the artist, not a photograph.” Furthermore, she seized those concepts and built her own style through creating layers of texture, line and color.
Now, she applies her formal training through working in commercial art, digital marketing communications and as an educator teaching adult and youth art classes in her country-side studio. In addition, she continues to learn and expand her knowledge base to further enhance the artist community.
In conclusion, Marie currently resides in Central Indiana working in the fine art and the marketing communications industry. For over two decades, she continues to grow as a professional fine artist and individual. Broyer’s representation spans regional museums, private shows, public exhibitions and juried fairs. Contributing the donation of time and art to public service initiatives, she adds her flair of unique business initiatives and an artistic perspective to the local community.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Film, Mixed Media, Textiles
Marita Chustak is an artist from Mishawaka, Indiana. She is currently earning her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Integrated Studio Practice from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. She works with both traditional and modern techniques, and explores many mediums including metal, printmaking, ceramics, and photography. Chustak’s work grapples with the realities of life by connecting her own experiences with the broader cosmic experience, reaching toward the essential truths of our universe.
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Illustration, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography
I’m an artist currently attending an undergraduate Media Arts and Science 3D program at IUPUI’s SOIC.
Media; Visual Arts: Film, Media and Visual Communications, Photography
Eric Dycus is an accomplished visionary who specializes in Cinematography. As the owner
of Dycus Vision Production LLC, Dycus boasts 9+ years of illustrative excellence! His
portfolio includes exemplary works with MTV, NBC, FOX SPORTS and many other
esteemed conglomerates. Dycus lends a unique skill set resulting in a multitude of
masterfully, crafted Corporate commercials, Short and Feature films, Trailers and Motion
Graphic Arts; Media; Performing Arts: Dance; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
I am an artist and an illustrator who is currently a junior at Indiana University – Bloomington. I work with traditional mediums like pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic paint and colored pencil as a medium. I’ve worked as a freelancer in creating design templates for customers and helping them market their business to their clients and customers.
I love playing ping pong, or learning new dance moves when I am not drawing or find ways to do photograph to inspire my creative side.
Literary Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Performers and Writers; Fashion Illustrator
How’s it going? I’m new to Indy Arts Guide but not new to art itself. From books to comics, to character design, it’s time I shared my most precious work with the community. I am an aspiring author and illustrator with a strong creative vision and voice. I have been drawing all my life and writing for 15 years. I invite you to join me on my journey as we continue to create and inspire the world of tomorrow.
Media; Visual Arts: Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting
Joy Hernandez is an artist currently residing in Indianapolis, Indiana, originally from Kewanee, Illinois, where she received gold keys at the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition and has remained involved in that program as a frequent judge for the Central Indiana region.
In pursuit of a career in animation, Hernandez attended the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago, but the slower pace of animation work was not best suited for her, although an appreciation for animated works remained. She moved to Indianapolis to study television news photography at the University of Indianapolis. While there, she continued to advance her artistic skills, training her eye and exercising her creative spirit by working in television news.
Currently, Hernandez is a video photographer and editor at WISH-TV, the CW affiliate in Indianapolis, and a reporter-photographer for the nationally-syndicated show Pet Pals TV and Great Day TV. She is a contributor to Curious Mix, the WFYI radio program, and a contributing editor for the Urban Times newspaper.
Hernandez joined the Art Bank in 2011, to show her artwork locally, and was the gallery manager until 2016, when she left to found the Full Circle Nine Gallery, a co-op of over two dozen artists, in the Circle City Industrial Complex. She was an artist representative, vice president, and president for IDADA, the Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association, during that time.
In 2013, Hernandez joined the Walldogs mural organization, when they held their 20th annual mural meet in her hometown of Kewanee, Illinois. She helped with promotion and organization of the event, and then had the honor of helping to paint one of the 15 historically-based murals created during the five days of the meet. Joy has since traveled as a Walldogs to subsequent meets in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and New Hampshire.
Joy continues to show at the Full Circle Nine Gallery, as well as other locations and show opportunities throughout Indianapolis. She has painted several murals within the Circle City Industrial complex, both in the “Walldog” style, reflecting the history and origins of the building, and in her own style, larger brushwork interpretations of her aerosol and acrylic paintings. She participated in the 2019 St’Art Up 317 season, with her signature astronaut character dancing in the windows of Milhaus in Fletcher Place, and painted a mural of her astronaut in the back alley of Square Cat Vinyl in Fountain Square. Her current painting focus is around a stenciling technique with a mix of aerosol and acrylic underlay showcasing her quirky interests.
Artist of Color; Black Art; Ethnic Art; Media; Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications
In Billy’s work He pulls from the known 3D physical aspects of our world and combine them with the metaphysical astral world around us. He accredits his creativity to synesthesia and growing up on Indianapolis’s Eastside 46218.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
My personal life experiences inform a great deal of the content and concepts of my art. The
human experience has always fascinated me – whether these experiences are had within the
context of our natural environment, the landscape of our internal minds, or within the
context of other humans. Who and what humanity is and how we as humans identify
ourselves is also a question that many of my works address. I also explore the many ups and
downs that are experienced in the physical, mental, and spiritual realms as creatures living
and present within the world.
Much of the imagery I use has focused on the human figure due to reflecting on the
concepts of the human identity and what it means to be human. This ideology evolves into
questioning individual identity as it pertains to the self and how the self is expressed within
society and culture. The imposed identities that are experienced on an individual level as
well as the compulsory identities that individuals may be given by society are reflected and
explored within my work. As a gay man growing up in conservative areas, I have known this
type of experience first-hand and seek to identify and expose the various identities I see
given to individuals through my work.
Although some of my pieces explore the darker side of the human experience, I also believe
that this experience is one of wonder and whimsy often fraught with confusion and
misunderstanding. Having worked in the communications industry in customer service for
the last thirteen years, often times my pieces illustrate a misunderstanding or
miscommunication that might be experienced when communicating an idea from one mind
We Are Indy
Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts
“WE ARE” wants to encourage all artists to keep creating and making a way for their talents to have a voice. With the proper support, network and resources, African-American artists will have an opportunity to have the exposure their artwork deserves! “WE ARE”… creative, outspoken, passionate, gifted, committed and making our presence known through visual arts!
Media; Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Works on paper
Henry’s Bio and List of Exhibitions
Media; Visual Arts: Film, New Media/Technology, Performance Art; Video, Sound
Toby Kaufmann-Buhler (based in Lafayette, Indiana) explores sensory perception, identity, history and memory through his work in image, sound and space. This involves the integration of a number of different media including video, film, found/composed sound, and text along with installation and performance work. He has produced collaborative work with a number of musicians, composers, poets and visual artists, and he continues to exhibit installation work utilizing custom-designed video projection in gallery venues and for performance and stage work.
Kaufmann-Buhler is a recipient of the 2016 Foundation Prize from Peripheral Vision Arts, and First Prize in the 32nd Tallahassee International exhibition (2017) at Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts. In 2018 he was awarded an Individual Advancement Program grant from the Indiana Arts Commission to produce new work for exhibition in 2019 at Listen Hear in Indianapolis, Indiana; his video work was also selected by the Indianapolis Arts Council to be exhibited at the Indianapolis International Airport during the second half of 2018.
In 2017 Kaufmann-Buhler was a resident artist at Signal Culture (New York) and at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska). Alongside many group exhibitions, he has had solo exhibitions at the James Watrous Gallery in 2013 (Madison, Wisconsin), Window – re/production re/presentation in 2013 (public art project space in Asheville, North Carolina), and Little Monroe Gallery in 2014 (Madison, Wisconsin). Kaufmann-Buhler’s video work has also been featured in national and international screening festivals in gallery and theatrical venues. He has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida) and an MA from the Royal College of Art (London, England).
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Michael has been actively involved professionally in the arts for 23 years and has a genuine, long-standing record of utilizing an interdisciplinary and socially responsive approach. His artwork resides in permanent collections in the US, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
He is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media at Indiana University
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Film, Graphic Arts, New Media/Technology, Photography, Sculpture
In my commercial work I strive to create designs that clearly communicate the intended message desired by an individual, organization, or business commissioning the artwork. Every design requires a custom or unique “look and feel” for each client. Functionally inspiring, visually engaging, therapeutic, fun, with experienced insight and Ideas inspired by intelligence!
My commissioned work is always changing… I invite patrons to take a chance on an eclectic Indiana native! My experimental passions are: typography, found objects, and sculpture.
I can tell you more, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise.
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Film, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Photography
“I am a commercial advertising photographer/videographer with the desire of fine art interpretation. I always look at what more I can bring to make the image feel and speak to the viewer. To me, there is nothing more satisfying than selling a piece of art to someone that will admire it every day.
Media; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Media and Visual Communications, Photography
Photographer & Writer
Senior Exhibition – November 2015
Senior art student at Olivet Nazarene University, Megan Lingle, will be presenting her senior exhibition, Intentionally Broken, November 3rd – 13th, 2015.
Intentionally Broken focuses on the effects of light on different forms, including silhouettes, abandoned locations and nature. Using photography and photoshop, she has created images to reflect the beauty found in brokenness, using light to express form.Along with the idea of light, she created a mirror like environment through the gallery space to give the viewers a complete experience of her concept.
Reed Hall of Science: Life Science Photography Exhibit – 2015
Achievements, Grants & Awards
Academic Honor Roll: Dean’s List at Olivet Nazarene University 2012 – 2015
TYGR literary magazine: artwork published 2012 & 2015
Our Veterans Project – Spring 2015
Project Liaison, Writer, Web Development & Photographer – Olivet Nazarene University: class project: https://multimedia-stories.atavist.com/our-veterans
Reed Hall of Science: Life Science Photography Exhibit Judge for 2016
Youth For Christ Student Ministry – volunteer
Denver First Church of the Nazarene – child care and outreach ministries in Denver Compassionate Ministries – working with homeless, elderly, and orphanages
Pembroke Township – volunteer & photographer
Costa Rica Missions Trip (2 weeks) – VBS & labor work
Church Planting Movement in Green Bay, WI – photographer
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom & Photoshop CC
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator & Adobe InDesign
Final Cut Pro & Adobe Premire Pro
Photography and journalism (multimedia) blogs
College newspaper – writing, layout & design, photography, copy editing •
Broadcast journalism – development of story ideas, filming & editing
Logo development & graphic design elements
Literary Arts; Media
Linda Mansfield is an Indianapolis-based author, editor and public relations representative. Her “Two Good Feet” series consists of four volumes of seasonal short stories for teens through senior citizens. Their goal is to provide quick, enjoyable reads for stress relief.
Each book can stand alone, but if the series is read in order it provides a short story a week for a year, as each book contains 13 short stories.
The series begins with “Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas,” which she released in 2015. She published the three sequels in 2017: “Twelve Stories for Spring,” “Twelve Stories for Summer” and “Twelve Stories for Fall.”
Some of the stories have Indiana ties. All were written in Indianapolis or Speedway, Ind.
Additional information on Mansfield’s books can be found at LindaMansfieldBooks.com. Information on her PR work can be found at RestartCommunications.com.
Media; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Film, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
As a freelance photographer and artist, Mary McClung focuses on America’s food culture and the social bonds found in making and sharing of food.
McClung has been a fine artist and commercial photographer for over 20 years. Her practice includes all photographic media including film, digital photo and video, and alternative processes such as cyanotype and wet collodion processes.
Her fine art media includes multi-media work, encaustics, and oil, acrylic and watercolor painting.
Mary graduated with highest distinction (summa cum laude) with a BFA in Photography from Herron School of Art + Design, Indiana University.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Film, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor; Film, Video
I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991, where I majored in graphic design, photography and filmmaking. I have taken those artistic skills and turned them into my life’s work by continually advancing my knowledge of the technology required to produce digital media. I have always been an advocate for and a participant in the arts. The arts have provided me with personal motivation and have influenced how I make my living. For over 20 years I have produced all sorts of projects such as fund-raising music videos, industrial films, independent documentaries, commercials, educational websites, exhibits and interactive kiosks. I also have experience in event production, advertising and Internet marketing.
Media; Visual Arts: Film, New Media/Technology, Performance Art, Photography
I work professionally as a videographer and photographer. I’m proficient at capturing images and video, but for myself the real artform is in the editing and the curating of imagery. In my art career, I have some experience competing and submitting as an artist and as a (former) gallery owner. I like to be straight forward and concise and anticipate what’s next.
Below are links that are relevant to my work:
Media; Visual Arts: Media and Visual Communications, New Media/Technology, Photography
Lora Olive is a visual journalist, documentary photographer, and lover of music and
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Photography
Wild style also know as Keith Paschall is a former auto mechanic turned project manager & Roving Illustrator (visual artist) for the Learning Tree who uses pictures and videos to tell story of community and human development. He also is heavily involved in the Indianapolis hip-hop scene as a producer, photographer, and manager. Whether dealing with the hip-hop community or the community at job his job is to make the invisible, visible.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Painting, Photography
KP is the name and photography is the game.
My passion called, I answered, and here I am chasing my dream of being a professional photographer and brand cultivator.
Being photographed is a beautiful and vulnerable experience.
Let’s go on a journey together where we learn from one another while capturing your memories and essence.
You are important. You matter. Let photographs reflect your greatness.
May we learn from one another, love one another, and accept ourselves for who we truly are.
Peace and love,
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