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Hot Blown Glass, Ltd
Hot Blown Glass, Ltd
Hot Blown Glass Studio and Gallery
and Mobile Hot Shop for Demonstrations and Hands-On Events
Lisa F. Pelo
3717 S. County Rd. 200 E.
Clayton, IN 46118-9676
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Indiana Artisan- 2009-Present (comprehensive program launched in 2008 by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture)
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Specializing in Glass
Bachelor of Fine Arts, in Creative Writing
cum Laude Graduate, 1988
Lordstown High School, Lordstown, Ohio
Valedictorian Scholarship Recipient 1982/1983 Academic Year to
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
1-Glass and Metal Artist
2- Owner/Operator/Instructor-Hot Blown Glass, Ltd (providing workshops, tour and group demonstrations, and hands-on projects.
3-Owner of Hot Blown Glass Mobile Hot Shop. HBG is able to provide glassblowing demonstrations at various off sites venues and events, and additionally, accommodates interactive hands-on glass forming experiences such as paperweights and pumpkin paperweights with the public at these venues.
Media: blown and solid sculpture glass, cast glass, slumped and fused glass, metal sculpture, cold forming and fabricating
Hue Murals specializes in:
-both permanent and temporary public, commercial, residential, and event-specific murals
-exotic face painting for editorial shoots, parties, and festivals
-live event painting
-custom art parties, art classes, and workshops
-ad hoc commissioned work
Koda Witsken is the founder and lead muralist of Hue Murals LLC. She has a widely varied portfolio of work, a modern but flexible style, and a palette that traverses the entire spectrum. Examples of her work span from 80 foot warehouse murals to murals on bedroom walls, offices, barns, shipping containers, pianos, cars, snowplows, human bodies, and more. She studied art in her time at both Duke and Purdue Universities. She deeply cares about the artistic community as seen in her volunteer work with after school programs, charity art auctions, and artistic sponsorship campaigns.
See the @huemurals instagram feed for a look into Koda’s latest projects or at huemuralsbykoda.com
Independent Music + Art Festival (IMAF)
Apparatus presents the 12th Annual Independent Music + Art Festival, a day-long outdoor festival featuring local musicians, visual artists, and other "independents" in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. This annual event honors local musicians and artists who perform original live music and create original work. It provides a unique opportunity for interaction with other local artists and the community. IMAF is a FREE festival on the second Saturday of June, beginning at 12:00 noon and running until 8:00pm.
Indiana Artists Organization
Indiana Artists (IN/A) is an organization of 150 artists from Indiana, engaged in all disciplines of art. Indiana Artists (originally Indiana Artists Club) was founded in 1917 by 46 prominent artists. The original group included such notables as T.C. Steele, William Forsyth, Otto Stark, Carl Graf, Wayman Adams, Simon Baus, and Marie Goth, among others. IN/A recognizes and empowers juried artist members through statewide exhibitions, educational opportunities, and social interactions. IN/A engages the community by connecting diverse artists, businesses, educators and patrons.
Indiana Fine Arts Academy
The Indiana Fine Arts Academy offers excellent fine arts instruction to the entire community. The purpose of the academy is to provide an affordable, wholesome environment where students can develop their skills, increase their knowledge in the fine arts, and apply them through personal expression, recitals, and opportunities to perform both in outreach to the community.
Instructional opportunities for all ages are provided through ongoing private lessons as well as scheduled classes in disciplines including strings, brass and woodwinds, keyboard, voice, visual arts and drama.
Indiana Glass Arts Alliance (IGAA)
IGAA is open to any individual or organization with an interest in the Glass Arts, such as experienced and new collectors, artists, gallery owners, educators and the general public
To sponsor, promote and participate in events to increase Indiana’s knowledge and appreciation of the glass arts. Also, to identify, encourage and support emerging Indiana glass artists.
Indiana Plein Air Painters Association
This association is comprised of artists who paint â€œplein airâ€ or open air. It was established to educate and organize Indiana artists to paint landscapes through special projects, workshops, and paint outs. The organization represents 250 members from seven states in the regional area and holds monthly paint outs or painting opportunities throughout Indiana from April through October.
Indiana State Museum
Located in White River State Park in the heart of Indiana’s capital city, the Indiana State Museum is a world-class institution where Indiana residents and visitors can explore Indiana’s past, present and future through exhibits related to the state’s arts, culture and natural science. It’s a gathering place, a learning center and family-friendly entertainment, all within a unique architectural treasure. With original works of art, hands-on exhibits and an atmosphere that invites exploration and discovery, the museum is an ever-evolving experience that offers something different and surprising at every visit. It’s top-notch entertainment and education that enables visitors to see the world through an Indiana lens.
Founded in 2001as the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA), we relaunched as Indianapolis Contemporary in 2019. I/C continues the organization’s mission to connect people to innovative and inspiring art of our time, but with a new name, look, and approach for a more nimble and responsive contemporary arts organization.
Building on iMOCA’s 18-year history, I/C presents exhibitions and programs that are aesthetically compelling, conceptually rigorous, and socially impactful. A focused curatorial process ensures diversity and imagination through the inclusion of new ideas, voices, practices, and audiences, while utilizing unique spaces to showcase the highest-caliber of contemporary art. And as always, I/C is committed to presenting contemporary art experiences that are exceptional, approachable, and free to visit.
Indianapolis Cultural Trail
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick is a world-class urban bike and pedestrian path that connects neighborhoods, Cultural Districts and entertainment amenities, and serves as the downtown hub for the entire central Indiana greenway system.
The five downtown cultural districts connected by the Indianapolis Cultural Trail include Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Mass Ave, The Canal & White River State Park, and the Wholesale District. The Cultural Trail will also connect with the Monon Trail, allowing visitors easy access to Broad Ripple Village from downtown.
The Cultural Trail is made possible by a large public and private collaboration led by Central Indiana Community Foundation, the City of Indianapolis and several not-for-profit organizations devoted to building a better city.
Indianapolis Downtown Artists & Dealers Associatio...
The Indianapolis Downtown Artists & Dealers Association (IDADA) is a non-profit membership based organization of art galleries, art related businesses and artists within a twenty block square of the center of the city whose prime business is the creation and marketing of unique and original art. IDADA’s Mission is to develop public awareness of the artist and art dealer, to encourage strong continuing support of the visual arts, and to promote the highest professional standards.
IDADA hosts the longest running monthly gallery tour in central Indiana. The IDADA First Friday Art Tour is constantly changing and expanding. It is a self-guided tour around the Indianapolis downtown area that is free and open to the public. Most venues open their doors around 6:00pm and close around 9:00pm, or later in some locations. There is no specific start location or end location—people are free to roam to whichever galleries/studios they want to visit! To see the map of participating member locations, visit www.idada.org
IDADA hosts monthly member and board meetings on the Wednesday after the First Friday. All members, current or those interested in becoming members, are encouraged to attend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Indy Cloth Dollmakers
We are a group of dollmakers that have been meeting in Indianapolis for nearly 20 years. We work primarily in cloth, but explore all aspects of doll making and figurative arts.
Our mission: To educate our members and the public about dolls and dollmaking and to celebrate the doll as art.
Indy Indie Artist Colony & Gallery
Artist live/work spaces in Downtown Indianapolis, featuring a lively Art Gallery featuring resident artwork, rotating exhibits, theme-based shows, and IDADA First Friday events. It has 72 artist live/work spaces, a thriving art gallery, and many unique features. Most importantly, it’s a great (and inexpensive) place to live with like-minded people. The community is reserved for active artists.
Resident artists are encouraged to participate in the Art Gallery that has hundreds of visitors every month.
Irvington Guild of Artists
OUR MISSION: To promote Irvington as a center for advancement of the arts by educating, sponsoring art exhibitions, and assisting the development of artists in their media.
The IGA is currently housed at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center.
Irvington has a unique heritage as a community in support of the arts. As early as 1928 to 1937, Irvington artists’ works were promoted through a series of annual exhibits. Sponsored by a group of Irvington clubs, these exhibits attracted patrons throughout the state. The Irvington Guild of Artists was formed in 2000 to help continue this tradition of supporting Irvington artists and providing an opportunity to exhibit in Irvington.
The JCC Indianapolis, guided by Jewish values and traditions, provides inclusive experiences that lead to personal growth and community building. The facility houses an art gallery with more than 6 exhibitions each year, an auditorium for performing arts and films, and a dance studio for dance classes. They host the Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts, a three-week festival each fall featuring local and national authors, performances and films.
More than 100 years old, JCC Indianapolis is located at Arthur M. Glick JCC, 6701 Hoover Road and is a beneficiary agency of the United Way of Central Indiana and the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, and an affiliate member of the JCC Association of North America.
Julie Davis Veach Fine Art
I am Julie Davis Veach and I am an abstract expressionist artist. I primarily use water-based media, including but not limited to acrylics, enamel, ink, and oil pastel to create my paintings, because of the versatility and freedom they provide. You will find that I frequently use a warm pallet and have found that I resonate the most with magenta and pink tones. I explore arts’ healing potential, and the subconscious/unconscious mind in my painting as well as nature and our connection to it and each other. I choose to express states of being that inspire self-reflection, joy, healing, gratitude, and connection. I also love to create work that is intentional and feminine, visceral and sensual. I do this by balancing the presence of the artist hand and the elements of design at play.
I decided to become a full-time artist in 2019 but I’ve been creative for much of my life. Some of the great abstract expressionist artists of our past including Claude Monet, Joan Mitchell, and Richard Diebenkorn are all inspirations for my process. Other master artists that have inspired my work are Frida Khalo, a Mexican Surrealist artist, remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, with bold, vibrant colors, as well as Gustav Klimt, an Austrian symbolist/Art Nouveau painter. I enjoy using thick lines of paint and bright strokes throughout my paintings. Sometimes I will use an aggressive mingling of colors, shapes and forms that create an experience of pure thought and emotion. In every painting, my objective is to use color as a tool for self-evaluation and healing. I want my work to be both confronting and comforting.
I am greatly inspired by nature, and the ability it has to heal and connect us all. With the information age upon us, at times, there is an imbalance ofs hyper-connectivity and yet loneliness all at once. We can always return back to art, however, for solace and reflection. Art for me is a reminder of my humanity, my connection to all that is, and my power to choose how I want to feel and how I want to create my life. No matter how busy and chaotic life around me may feel, my mental health requires me to stop what I’m doing and enjoy making art on a regular basis. I want people to feel that soul connection when they look at my work. I want them to feel the promise of a brighter future. Together we can make a positive difference in our world- for ourselves and each other. This is why I paint and this is why I am an artist today.
K.C. Marie Creations
K. C. Marie graduated from Ivy Tech with an Associates of Fine Art & currently resides in Indianapolis, IN. Creating art is not only an enjoyment of K. C. Marie’s but a true passion.
Graphite, Charcoal, Ink, Oil, Watercolor, Mixed Media
Kassim Norris is an American Film Director, Cinematographer, and DI Colorist.
His rich, evocative images—of life in Western culture can be attributed to his upbringing on the South Side of Chicago.
Kassim feels it is his duty as an artist to reflect the times that endure as a document of urban life in America.
Kassim is an Award winning Director & Cinematographer. His work can be spotted on several International Commercials, Feature Films, and TV series.
Kellar Mahaney Gallery
Kellar Maheny Gallery is a new art space in historic Zionsville featuring contemporary fine art by Kellar Mahaney, Chuck Kellar, Anne R. Tirey, Maureen O’Hara Pesta, Margaret Hanson and Tom Casalini.
To learn more about Zionsville’s galleries and unique shops, visit www.zionsvillearts.org
We want to build a community of creatives who are inspired to use their artistic abilities for good. This idea started because of a dream to give artists a means to use their creative talents to spread hope and love in their local community. Kingdom Creative is an online and local community that helps you share your creativity/faith through quarterly art projects, connect with fellow artists through monthly gatherings, and make an impact through local art installations. It’s time to believe creatively and ignite a renaissance of creativity in our community
Multimedia communicator, Jack Koning, has a passion in pushing the creative process. koning design focuses on establishing a “look & feel” that utilizes the best practices of video production, and the principles of graphic design. Bottom-line, your message must communicate to your audience and invoke them to take action. This is koning design’s main goal. Readability, rather it is written, auditory, or visual is what we achieve!
Please visit our website for more information: koning design
Kuaba Gallery features a diverse collection by internationally and locally established artists working in a variety of media that includes paintings, wood, metal and stone scultpures, as well as ceramics. Owner Jayne During is a respected authority on Zimbabwean (Shona) sculptures, which she actively cross promotes globally. Rental programs, consulting services, and workshops are offered.
Lawrence Art Center
The Lawrence Art Center is a project of Partnerships for Lawrence and is a resource to the community as a place to see art, make art and learn how the arts can make an impact on our community. Our community partners include the Lawrence Community Development Corporation and the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority among others.
I am a 28 year old mother of five. I’ve always had a passion for painting art canvases and my kids inspired me to target more of the cartoon side of things. I’ve always been a cartoon fanatic and loved creating things with my own spin to the art and it is a dream to see some things come to life. I am currently working on mythical creatures to show my inner magic and imagination. I am also working on different cartoon characters and pop art. I am looking to show my art at various events and getting my work recognized.
Line+Form Art Center
Line+Form Art Center is a process-based community art center serving all ages and abilities. We offer a variety of art classes, pop up workshops, art camps, birthday parties, and other community events. Our nonprofit, The Line+Form Foundation, provides outreach to Indianapolis schools, treatment centers, and more.
Long-Sharp Gallery, the newest extension of ModernMasters Fine Art, has made its permanent home in the Conrad Indianapolis luxury hotel. The gallery features works from Picasso to Pop, with a primary focus on works by some of the best known names in modern and contemporary art, including: Picasso, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, John (Crash) Matos, Russell Young, and William John Kennedy.
This is another step in the business relationship between ModernMasters’ owner Rhonda Long-Sharp and Conrad Indianapolis. For the past year, Long-Sharp, a former longtime Indianapolis-based death row attorney, has directed an innovative and award winning art program at the Indianapolis luxury hotel. As part of A Fine Art Experience at the Conrad Long-Sharp curates exhibits throughout the hotel’s public spaces. These exhibits include an important Picasso exhibit (on display through October 14 2012) which has been reported in numerous media outlets including the Washington Post, Atlanta Journal, and CBS News.
“This next step is one taken with great confidence in the relationship between our great brands. We remain very proud of the Fine Art Experience at Conrad and all that it does to drive regional, national and international awareness to Conrad and our wonderful community. When the bar is elevated as high as we keep it, we must continually challenge ourselves to provide a differentiating, vibrant and contemporary experience.” Greg Tinsley, General Manager of Conrad Indianapolis.
Long-Sharp Gallery (LSG) is located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana; it also has a project space in Midtown Manhattan. LSG specializes in works on paper, multiples and drawings by modern masters including: Picasso, Miró, Warhol, Basquiat, Haring, Indiana, and Lichtenstein. In addition, LSG is dedicated to a contemporary program that incorporates paintings, photography and sculpture, as well as conceptual and multimedia art by a growing roster of regional, national and international artists, such as David Spiller, Gino Miles, Amy Kirchner, Russell Young, Tarik Currimbhoy, Jason Myers, and Dale Enochs, among others. LSG has placed works in important museums, corporations, public and private collections, and is honored to work with clients worldwide.
Long-Sharp Gallery features a rigorous program which includes international contemporary artists in solo and thematic exhibitions. The gallery also enjoys increased participation in top level art fairs in the US and Europe, which affords the gallery’s worldwide clients even greater access to the gallery’s growing inventory of important and innovative works. These art fairs include Masterpiece London, EXPO Chicago and Art Miami.
Long-Sharp Gallery is a certified Woman’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
Magdalena's Gallery of Art
Located in Carmel’s Arts & Design District, Magdalena’s Gallery of Art features Latin American and North American artists.
Marie Williams Studio
I have always had an innate desire to create art. As a young child I dabbled in drawing, however, I was too timid to work with paint. Therefore, I continued to work with graphite as my sole medium. Although drawing was an instinctive joy for me, I too k time away from sketching to raise a family for twenty-five years. Subsequently, I enrolled in college to further my artistic skills. I am delighted to say that one of my most enjoyable courses was oil painting. While drawing with graphite was a passion for me, I was enthralled with the unique differences oil painting had to offer. In addition to my degree in Fine Arts, I have been developing my skills with a self-tutelage method. I am fascinated with all genres of art; however, my one true passion is portraits.
Meridian Street Gallery LLC
Meridian Street Gallery features an eclectic mix of fine art including printmaking, paintings, mixed media, fabric art, photography, installations, and etc. Art is displayed on the beautiful marble walls in the large retail lobby of the Chamber of Commerce Building and on the 8th floor gallery, Suite 822. Our gallery is located directly downtown, across the street from University Park that features the Indiana War Memorial Plaza and we are only a few blocks from Monument Circle that contains the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. We are located near many restaurants, galleries, retail shopping, and we are in the heart of many downtown professional businesses. Our gallery throws a special artist reception for each exhibit on the first Friday of the month. Metered parking is available.
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