Josh Haines, along with friends Sean Yager and Amy Applegate, founded the studio space shortly after their college careers. Originally, it was just a small section of the old warehouse that the three rented. After enough demand from other artists, they decided to rent out the rest, working on fixing it up along the way and establishing a gallery. At the end of 2017, The Oilwick officially became a nonprofit with a mission to serve the artists of Indianapolis and enhance the art scene as well.
Our primary objective is keeping a low cost studio space and maintaining regular exhibitions in our gallery. In 2018, we started a handful of programs like artist meetups, critiques, classes, and figure drawing as well.
The Warehouse is a multi-use entertainment and event venue in the heart of the Carmel Arts & Design District. We’re a great place to catch a concert, attend a costume party, host an office reception, or even get married. Our space features a beautiful stage with state of the art audio quality, as well as a gallery, bar service, and catering prep. The Warehouse is perfect for your next small-medium size event!
Recognizing that music is essential to the human spirit, VOCE, based in Indianapolis, seeks to enrich the quality of life, providing captivating and memorable experiences for the audience, while challenging and rewarding the singers through the highest standards of artistic achievement. The ensemble was formed in 2006 with the vision of attaining excellence in performance while fostering love and appreciation for the choral art. VOCE’s twenty singers represent some of the finest vocal talent in Indiana and share a love of choral music with an earnest commitment to bring the gift of music to the community. VOCE made its debut performing Poulenc's Gloria with the New World Youth Orchestra and the Indianapolis Arts Chorale at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in 2006, and undertook a successful concert tour of southwest Florida in March, 2007. Joint concerts with the Fishers Chamber Players were a featured highlight in the fall seasons of both 2007 and 2008. In addition, VOCE partnered with Circle City Ringers in two concerts during 2009. The ensemble toured in the summer of 2010 to the Chautauqua Institution in New York as part of their concert series. VOCE has worked extensively with composer Dan Forrest and can be heard on Forest’s CD release The Music of Living. VOCE is excited to have Dr. Madlen Batchvarova serving as Artistic Director. Dr. Batchvarova is a dynamic conductor, pianist, singer, music educator, clinician, adjudicator and GRAMMY award winner. A native of Bulgaria, Batchvarova has honed her skills performing and recording under the baton of Maestro Robert Shaw and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus. Her conducting mentors have included Krikor Tchetinyan, Sandra Willetts, Ivan Dimov, Ivan Spassov and John Haberlen. Dr. Batchvarova has conducted and presented her scholarly work at distinctive sites, including Carnegie Hall, New York, Musikverein, Vienna, The Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria, the Royal Academy of Music, London, University of Granada, Spain, the ACDA state and division conferences. She has served as a member of the jury at the International Choral Festival in Preveza, Greece, and the Student Conductor's Competition at the 2007 ACDA National Convention. In collaboration with organist David Lamb, Batchvarova has performed on American Public Media's "Pipedreams Live" hosted by Michael Barone and released a piano-organ duet CD, "Duetti Capricciosi," found on amazon.com. Currently Dr. Batchvarova is the Director of Choral Programs at Hanover College, Indiana where she conducts choral ensembles, teaches conducting, private voice and music history. She is a board member of the ACDA Central Division as the Ethnic and Multicultural Perspectives Chair.
Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project
Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project Is the New Kid on Indy’s Theater Block
Combining the wisdom that comes with age with the teeth (passion) that come with youth.
The producing partners at Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project — Ronn Johnstone, Amy Hayes, and Callie Burk — are already well known in Indianapolis theater circles, but they think of their company as the new kid on Indy’s theater block. Which is actually kinda accurate. They’re spending a year in residence at IndyFringe Basile Theatre. The well-equipped, well-known space allows them to slide into creating quality theater in the same way a duck slides into water.
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