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Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration
Paul Asta was born in South Korea. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and Indiana University Bloomington where he earned his M.F.A. in Poetry. Recently he resided in Cork, Ireland, where he studied Creative Writing at University College Cork on a Fulbright Grant.
Sharon Diener Battista
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration
I own and operate a private practice in Painting Conservation. We adhere to the American Institute of Conservation’s Code of Ethics that requires documentation, photography, and reversibility of materials, executed in a professional manner. Conservation treatments can return your painting to near its original appearance. It is possible to repair punctures, tears, flaking paint, and discolored varnish layers. Paintings on canvas can be patched or lined to repair tears. Ground layers can be consolidated. Flaking, cupping, and cleaving paint can be reattached. Grime and discolored varnish can be removed. Panel paintings can be cleaned and the cracks repaired.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Conservation/Restoration, Earthworks
The work of Ryan Blake shows an influence of nature and natural processes. Blake’s work also displays a simplicity of form. He holds in high regard, those cultures which are centered on a balance as well spiritually display a connection to nature. Blake’s exploration of other mediums led him back into ceramics with an even deeper sense of meaning. His beliefs around art as communication is not limited to clay; even though there is a sense of loyalty shown to it. To Blake, clay has a healing power; clay is therapy. Clay is a means to connect with people; to bring meaning and make sense of this world.
Literary Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word, Storytelling; Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Performers and Writers, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
Disabled Indiana author and artist Alys Caviness-Gober began exhibiting and selling artwork in 2012; prior to that, she taught Anthropology at Ball State University. Alys left a PhD program (Applied Linguistics) due to health issues. She is a Juried Artist Member in the Hamilton County Artists’ Association (painting and photography categories), where she served on the Board for many years in various officer positions. Alys founded Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. (LSS), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit music, arts, and education venue located in the heart of Noblesville, Indiana, and serves as the LSS Board Secretary. Alys’ paintings, photographs, and poetry have received national and international recognition.
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper
I was born in Madrid, Spain in 1986. On a day between then and now I picked up a crayon and haven’t stopped scribbling since.
I attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and I am currently seeking commission jobs.
For as long as I can remember I have been drawing and painting-making images. I can’t say “making art.” It’s too difficult to determine when someone actually starts making art. Either way, I have been at it for what seems like my entire life. So much that it has become less something that I am doing and more something that I am.
Gina Soo Golden
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Storytelling; Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Crafts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Nasreen copyedits for a living, and writes poetry and paints to stay sane. She grew up in West Africa and Indonesia and moved to the wide and gritty American Midwest by way of New York City. She and her toddler son live in their bungalow on Indianapolis’ Near Westside. On a Friday night she can be found cooking various organ meats or chasing down a stellar mint julep.
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper
Mother, veteran, artist of 30 plus years. Specializing in realism, surrealism. Abstract mix media, muralist, sculpture, woodworking, and construction. I was a tattoo artist for 20 years.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Conservation/Restoration, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Works on paper
Full time artist .Graduated with a B.A. in art and have continued my studies with artists around the world.When I’m not making art I’m thinking about making it! Currently sculpting in bronze. stone and wood. Love plein air painting and all forms of painting media.I also work as an Art Conservator specializing in a broad range of objects. I couldn’t imagine a world without art! Its a must for me. Commissions accepted and will work with your budget.
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Constructions/Collage, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Book Arts
I am inspired by the memories I associate with my identity, the effects of emotional labor, and the associated stereotypes. I use unique forms of storytelling to share concepts rooted in my own life. Each piece is a reflection of these experiences, and that of others. We can all relate to wearing masks to achieve the accepted standard within our own combination of subgroups. Growing up semi-isolated did not make me exempt from being implanted with habitual patterns, but it did allow time for me to develop an uncommon perspective.
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting
“His work ranges from paintings to decorative guitars and hand grenades to a sculpture reading “Blow me” with Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE lettering as a component part, to the First Church of cannabis logo. He’s an artist who proves that Hoosier art can both be LOVEly and outrageous. “ – Nuvo
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Originally from Colorado, Tim now lives and works in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received his MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University and his BA from The University of Redlands.
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Becky exhibited in her very first group show at the Indianapolis Art Center in the early 1980s, during her years at Herron School of Art. Her skills were noted in Indianapolis Monthly magazine when she was recognized as one of the “85 People to Watch in 1985”. Becky was a founding member of the 431 Gallery that has been noted among the reasons Massachusetts Avenue became a recognized as an arts district in Indianapolis. Becky was also a founding member of the Stutz Artists Association and Stutz Artist Residency. Her career spans several decades of accolades, including numerous group and solo exhibits, best of shows, awards, and juried recognitions.
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