Sarah Anderson is currently at Ball State University majoring in sculpture. She works with 3D materials specifically wood, metal, and ceramics. One of the most important things Sarah would like to accomplish as an artist is to travel every continent to meet as many people as she possibly can and learn about their art and culture. Her dream is to eventually own a small business and sell home good furniture and décor.
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Chicqiela Elbert-Velazco is a local artist and educator. She has been teaching art for over 30 years with the Anderson Community School Corporation. She received her BS and MS at Ball State University in art education. She studied printmaking with Tom Minkler while she pursued her art degree. Many of her prints have won awards and are in several private and gallery collections.
Capriella Fenicle is a junior at Ball State University working on a Bachelor’s degree in art education. She is experienced with painting and her concentration is in ceramics. She knows the basics of printmaking, bookmaking, and metals. In 2016, one of her oil paintings received the Dean’s Purchase Award and in 2017 the Muncie Art League gave her an award for her pyrography piece. Her goal is to eventually have her own community art center to bring art opportunities to everyone.
Desiree Hinshaw is an elementary art teacher in the Indianapolis Public School District. She has been teaching for three years after graduating from Ball State University. Her specialties in art are printmaking and painting.
Samson Hunckler is a high school art teacher at Pendleton Heights High School and has been for thirteen years and counting. He earned his Bachelors of Science in the Visual Arts (“my fancy way of saying ‘Art Education Degree'”), from Ball State “class of ‘04. Chirp! Chirp!” Samson teaches Photography, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, and Design but specializes, and favors, in Drawing and Painting. “I really enjoy the experience of creating art, and the discoveries found within. I try to recreate that same experience for all of my students.”
Twitter: @SamsonKnight56 | Instagram & Flickr: @samsonhunckler
Before becoming a bead enthusiast, Jan Johnson worked as a realtor specializing in corporate relocation clients. In 1993 she began making jewelry while her mother-in-law was in the hospital. She first began by making watches with beaded bands and then began taking bead weaving classes to learn more. Eventually Jan moved to Indiana and began working to develop the Indiana Bead Society. For many years Jan worked at the Indianapolis Art Center. “My favorite kind of bead work is anything that teaches me something new.” – Bio and photo written by Suzy Elliot in the July 2016 Indiana Bead Society Newsletter.
Heather Jordan began drawing as a young girl under the guidance and encouragement of her father (an art educator), her brother (a painter), and her sister (a scientist but all around skilled artist and crafter). She will be graduating from Ball State University with an MFA in drawing this May! (Woo!) During her years at Ball State University she began spinning, dying wool, and dipping her toes in glassmaking. Heather has won various awards including First Place at the 2016 Annual Student Exhibition at Ball State University and First Place in the 2016 annual Figures of Speech exhibition at The Anderson Center for the Arts. She currently teaches drawing, textiles, and book arts. She loves, not only teaching, but all that she gains from getting to know the students in her classes.
Kaitlyn Pulos is an aspiring artist studying studio arts and psychological science at Ball State University. She is 20 years old, loves to watch documentaries, run, spend time outside, make art, and be with people. Painting is her main focus, but enjoys drawing and other forms of art. Animals and the human figure are subjects frequently used and abstracted and nonrepresentational are the two areas she tends to work with. She is passionate about people and diversity.
Website: www.kaitlynpulos.wix.com/ownlittleworld | Instagram: @k.pulos.art
Kameron Robinson is a local artist and director of East Side Arts, a ministry of East Side Church of God, and has been a resident of Anderson since 1997. He is a graduate of both Anderson University and Anderson University School of Theology with a B.A. in Fine Art with an emphasis in Glass Blowing and Sculpture and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Service. Kameron’s work combines the natural world with sculptures in glass and ceramics exploring the connection between organic systems and humanity. Kameron has been teaching at The Anderson Center for the Arts for three years and loves sharing his craft and passion with the people of Anderson.
Website: eschog.org/arts | Instagram: @kameron.robinson.arts
Kelsey Smith is a Junior at Ball State University. She is working on her Bachelor’s degree in Art Education. Kelsey says the day she knew she wanted to teach, she turned to her dad and said, “I want to inspire kids to express themselves through art, I think I’m going to teach.” She loves sharing her art with anyone and everyone. Kelsey recently won the top awards for printmaking and ceramics at Ball State’s Student Art Show.