Ciara Miller received her MFA and MA at IU, founding the Bloomington Indiana Poetry Slam Series to raise awareness and understanding during divisive times.
Inspired by a Bloomington artist, Jordan Minnick began crafting glass at the age of 15. Today, he's become known across the US for his fantastical creatures.
Ellise Smith's journey as a writer began in Detroit, Michigan before moving to Bloomington, Indiana. She performs her original poem, "Where I Belong."
After receiving a doctorate in plant sciences, Martina Celerin worked as a molecular geneticist at IU before re-discovering here artistic roots in 2002.
Lapidist Merrill Hinshaw and his wife Janis have spent over 60 years building their business Rock n' Gems into an internationally celebrated gemstone resource.
For character designer, Bob Wolanin, the imagination is more than a fanciful place; it's a livelihood that has led to designs for such productions as Avenue Q.
After working in high fire ceramics, Christine Davis discovered the world of Raku pottery, a technique that originated in Japan and produces one-of-a-kind art.
After 20 years working as a welder, Batesville resident and Indiana Artisan Chaz Kaiser followed his passion, gaining national recognition for his metal art.
Working from her Brown County studio, Indiana Artisan Daren Redman designs, hand dyes, and paints her own fabric before creating vivid outdoor installations.
Indiana Artisan Viki Graber learned willow basket weaving from her father as a child. Today, she carries on her family's tradition, but with an artistic twist.