Christopher Todd Hoggs
Sara Wines & Patricia McCormick
This series was completed during Murray’s recovery from a concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome sustained after an auto-accident. In order to cope with the pain and continue art-making, Murray found relief in simple tools, including a paper shredder and glue stick. The resulting collages chronicle this recovery and Murray’s experience of re-making what once was.
This exhibit represents a wide array of interests – novels, news, travels, hang-ups – each remembered through artistic process. In this selection of work, Brenden Day takes the ineffable meditations of time and memory and makes them concrete.
Artist Website Arts administrator by day, artist at heart, Lord enjoys working with artists as well as creating artworks of her own that focus on love, home, and nostalgia. A self-described “jack of all trades” she incorporates a mix of media and techniques including embroidery, watercolor, collage, and more into her unique artworks..
Victoria Haley Brown & Olivia BrownMay 2016 Artist Website
Artist Website Erin Hüber was born in Bloomington, Indiana into a family of farmers and artists. She grew up in Indy taking in amazing views of the countryside and embracing all things handmade. She knew she wanted to be either a brain surgeon or an artist … because her favorite color was red. She soon realized after winning blue ribbons and awards throughout her schooling that being an artist was her true calling.
2015Artist Website DeMaris Gaunt is a visual artist and poet who lives in Fishers, Indiana. Her poetry has appeared in the Humanist, the Polk Street Review, and the Nickel Plate Review.
Artist Website Stuart Troxel is a painter, author and recording artist working in Indianapolis. As a self-taught painter, Troxel uses acrylic, India Ink and pencil to create dynamic work. His first comedic novel is “Where the Clouds Live.”
Artist Website Artist Addie Hirschten is a contemporary impressionist painter, author and public speaker. She teaches painting with the Indianapolis Art Center.
Artist Website Drawing from themes of nature and place, Elizabeth Heeter creates intricate paper cuts mounted on expressive watercolor paintings. With attention to the inner qualities of nature, Heeter captures thoughtful observations urging viewers to celebrate their own innate connections to nature.
Artist Website Andy Chen is an award winning fine art photographer and co-director of the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery. His images explore themes of enchantment within the wildness of the natural world. Andy was born in 1974 in Taiwan and grew up in the Midwestern United States. His exposure to photography began in high school, where he spent countless, clueless hours in the darkroom as part of the yearbook staff. A few years later, he finally figured out that the knobs on the camera had a purpose and quickly found a new passion (for photography, not turning knobs).
Artist Website Jonathan McAfee is an American painter working in Denver, CO. After graduating from Herron School of Art and Design (Indiana University) with a B.F.A. in painting, McAfee began focusing on the figure and his expressive application of paint.
Artist Website Carolyn Springer is a faculty member for the University of Indianapolis and the Herron School of Art and Design specializing in encaustic (hot wax) painting. Her studio is in downtown Indianapolis at the Harrison Center for the Arts.
Artist Website Warren Miller was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but he has lived and worked in central Indiana for the past 30 years. Inspired by his father’s and grandfather’s artworks, Warren pursued an interest in art at early age. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology in New York where he studied graphic design for five years. He served as a graphic designer until the recent economic downturn. He began painting after he was laid off from his graphic design position. He was interviewed and featured in the national known magazine, DeafLife. His artwork has been featured on ABC Family Channel, Switched at Birth.
2014Artist Website Erin Hüber was born in Bloomington, Indiana into a family of farmers and artists. She grew up in Indy taking in amazing views of the countryside and embracing all things handmade. She knew she wanted to be either a brain surgeon or an artist … because her favorite color was red. She soon realized after winning blue ribbons and awards throughout her schooling that being an artist was her true calling.
Artist Website While theatre is Gordon R. Strain’s bread and butter, art is his jam. His day job is as an Associate Professor and Chair of Theatre at Franklin College. A younger shorter version of himself received his BFA from Ithaca College in New York (2000) and MFA in Scenic Design from Indiana University (2006). Gordon designs for theatres in Indiana, Ohio, New York, Chicago, and Bermuda and he also produces art in all shapes and forms.
Artist Website Mab Graves is a Contemporary Pop-Surrealist artist and illustrator living and painting in a converted 1800’s tavern in a small corner of the dusty Midwest. Her work is inspired deeply by fairy tales and old classic literature. A self-taught artist, Mab’s work has been shown in galleries both nationally and internationally. Her work has been sold in more than 56 countries.
Artist Website Jandernoa is an artist and educator here in Indianapolis. She teaches several art classes with the Indianapolis Art Center. Before moving to Indianapolis Jandernoa received her BA in Studio art from the University of Saint Francis and her MA in Philosophy from Kingston University of London.
Artist Website Knopp is an Indianapolis artist who recently launched IndyBAM, an independent bike art display on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Knopp also owns the CK Art Company, which specializes in surface ornamentation (murals, decoration, restoration). She lives in a pocket forest on Indy’s eastside.
Artist Website Emma Overman lives and works in Indianapolis, IN. Educated at Hannover College and the Maryland Institute College of Art, she now holds a studio space at the Harrison Center for the Arts. Overman is influenced by a number of illustrators, but for this show namely Richard Scarry. Her two favorite children’s books are “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss and “Miss Suzy” by Miriam Young, illustrated by Arnold Lobel.
Artist Website McKee, a lifelong Hoosier, grew up in Miami County (Bunker Hill). He earned his photography degree (BFA) from Herron School of Art in 1997, and has been showing work and teaching art ever since. Currently he runs Ashland Gallery & Stu’s Studio in Broad Ripple. There, he conducts programming for a group of artists who have intellectual disabilities, as well as operating the gallery and running a custom digital print studio. McKee also teaches beginning and intermediate drawing classes at the Indianapolis Art Center, where he has been an instructor since 2000.
Artist Website In 2005 Kate Oberreich received her BFA in painting from Ball State University. In 2006 she became a Stutz Studio Resident and received the Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellow award in 2008. Kate’s work combines painting, collage, and drawing to create work full of physical history and presence that mirror her own personal journeys. Currently she manages her new studio Seed & Star here in Indianapolis.
Artist Website Rita Spalding, born in Beech Grove, IN, has shown her works in numerous cities across the United States and Europe. With interest in the poetic, Rita uses traditional painting techniques to achieve compelling compositions filled with beauty, peace, and elegance. She has received numerous awards from associations including The Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Indiana Heritage Arts, the Indiana State Fair Fine Arts Professional Division, and The Hoosier Salon.
2013ArtsWork Indiana and gallery representative for IDADA. Wug continues to exhibit his own body of work including paintings, photography, drawings, and craftworks.
Artist Website Meredith Setser earned her BFA at Herron School of Art and Design and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently, Meredith teaches printmaking at Heron and frequently demonstrates her unique printmaking techniques at conferences, workshops, and demonstrations around the U.S. Meredith combines the medium of printmaking and textiles to create dynamic and viscereal work that has captured audiences locally and internationally. Recently she has exhibited work in China and Washington DC.
Artist Website Emily Schwank lives and works here in Indianapolis, but she often finds herself traveling foreign streets to photograph the new and the strange. Her photography inspires introspection, drawing on themes of beauty, love, grace and tragedy. Even when her camera captures images of the increasing darkness in the world, she maintains an enduring sense of optimism that brightens her work.
Favorite Book: The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel
Artist Website Steven Sickles studied fine art at Rhode Island College where he was inspired by Krisjohn Horvat. His work developed into something resembling the artistic characters of Abstract Expressionism and imbued with spontenaeous, organic movement. For Steven, painting is a compulsion and intellectual process. While born on the coast of California, Steven now lives and works in Indianapolis, IN.
Rachel Steely May 2013 Artist Website
Rachel Steely, born and raised in Rockford, IL, studied fine art at Ashbury College in Kentucky. For Rachel the process of painting and sensory experience is important. She finds focus in the feel of the paint and pungent smell of turpentine and linseed oil, as she creates her “dynamic still lives” full of organic objects and textured surfaces. In her work, she builds visual layers full of subtle metaphors and philosophical depth. In addition to painting, Rachel also teaches private art classes at her studio here in Indianapolis, IN.