Meet the Resident and Teaching Artists!
BFA in Printmaking, Ohio University, Athens, OHMS in Informatics – New Media, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN. Gary has always worked in fine arts and design. His jobs and education have included: CETA (Comprehensive Emplyment and Training Act) muralist, art museum gallery assistant, illustrator, industrial design student, printmaker, picture framer, kite designer, medical graphics illustrator, graphic designer, new media student, workshop teacher, adjuct professor, and sculptor. He has exhibited his fine art work starting in the late 1970’s and in the past few years he has been producing sculptural pieces for exhibit in juried show.
Gregory R. Corrigan
BFA, Photography & Visual Communications Design, Herron School of Art; Yale Summer Program in Graphic Design; Post Graduate program in Graphic Design, Basel School of Design, Basel, Switzerland; Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art, Kewaunee, Wisconsin. Greg is a fine artist, who loves drawing, and has a love of letters. He has taught Graphic Design classes at Purdue University, and letterpress printing workshops at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Currently, He teaches a series of portrait drawing classes and offers commissioned portraits from his studio at the Lawrence Art Center.
Logan has been making origami for over 15 years since second grade. He made his own origami models in high school and has several original designs. He is a self taught artist in mediums including: sculpture, drawing, and watercolor. His inspiration comes from imagination, nature, and the artwork of others. Logan; "I am most interested in teaching origami because it is something nearly anyone can do without a large amount of practice or pre-existing technical skill. It is easily broken down into small steps that allow people to build something complex rather simply."
Brad Holmes/ Lawrence North H.S. seniors
In a special partnership with the Lawrence North High School and teacher, Brad Holmes, the Lawrence Art Center offers ceramics classes on wheel throwing, glazing and finishing ceramics pots for students of all ages. These classes are taught by excelling high school students who are supervised by Brad and held on select Saturday mornings at the Lawrence North High School located at 7802 Hague Rd.
Adam Riviere, world percussionist, audio engineer and composer boasts over 25 years of experience, 13 published albums and numerous collaborations. Riviere began playing the piano at the age of ten, which led to a love of percussion and throughout the years that followed, he studied more than 30 world instruments. Riviere’s style could simply be described as “Electro Percussive Ambient Trance.” He infuses electronic sounds with a plethora of acoustic world instruments. His music sounds as unique as the instruments he plays. Styles he performs and infuses during his performances include Middle Eastern, African, Classical, Celtic, Latin/Afro-Cuban, Caribbean and American.
Judy has been teaching authentic Belly-Dancing for over 30 years.
Indianapolis poet Liza Hyatt has been published in various regional, national, and international journals and anthologies including Tipton Poetry Journal, Painted Bride Quarterly, THEMA, Black River Review, Pudding Magazine, Indiannual 4, 5, and 6, Flying Island, Branches Magazine, and England’s Tears in the Fence. In 2006, Hyatt received an Individual Artist Project Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission and many of the poems within her first book,Under My Skin were created with the help of this funding
Liza is an art therapist (ATR-BC, LMHC) and adjunct professor at St. Mary of the Woods College. She has facilitated classes, workshops, retreats, and therapeutic art programs for numerous Indianapolis organizations. She is the author of Art of the Earth: Ancient Art for a Green Future and provides art-based eco-psychology workshops promoting environmental stewardship.
BA, Furniture Design, Herron School of Art & Design. Amber specializes in Drawing, Painting, and Woodworking. Her work has been displayed at the Indianapolis Home Show, Herron Art Gallery, and in private collections. Amber facilitates project-based art classes for students 8 to 108; all skill levels!
BA, Furniture Design, Herron School of Art & Design; MLS, Library & Information Sciences, Indiana University. Shakita specializes in Pastel Painting, Printmaking, and Woodworking. Her work has been displayed at the Indianapolis Home Show, Herron Art Gallery, and in private collections. Shakita facilitates project-based art classes to students of all ages and skill levels. She is also the President of Creative Corner, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides creative outreach to under-priviledged youth.
Veronica is a self-taught artist, who uses gouache, watercolor, colored pencils, pastels and acrylic paint. Her professional experience includes teaching elementary and middle school English, creating commissioned artwork and having greeting cards and art prints featured in national art fairs.