Meet some of the most incredible artists in Indiana, including limestone carvers, sculptors, fiber designers, ceramic artists, and other talented Hoosiers.
Describing himself as a “passionate creator,” Arnell Darden began his journey in Detroit before moving to Indiana. He performs his original poem, “Enough.”
Willy Palomo, a son of two immigrants from El Salvador, has taken his experiences and brought them to the stage, sparking dialog through spoken word and poetry.
Ciara Miller received her MFA and MA at IU, founding the Bloomington Indiana Poetry Slam Series to raise awareness and understanding during divisive times.
After teaching elementary school for 40 years, sculptor Robert Pulley left his career to focus on his large-scale ceramics art full time.
Describing himself as a "passionate creator," Arnell Darden began his journey in Detroit before moving to Indiana. He performs his original poem, "Today."
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.