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  • Wavy Blayne

    @wavyblayne

    Hailing from Indianapolis, “Wavy” Blayne (Blayne McCrary) is a mid-career artist focused on mixed-media and music production.

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    Wavy Blayne

    Hailing from Indianapolis, “Wavy” Blayne (Blayne McCrary) is a mid-career artist focused on mixed-media and music production. His love for the arts is simply the thing that drives his passion. Pulling influence from Japanese culture and street art, he creates a unique Afrofuturism style that he calls, “Wavy”. Learning through practical experiences of trial and error, and studying the works of Akira Toriyama and Jim Lee , Blayne has worked as a freelance artist since 2010.

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  • Shaunt’e Lewis

    @shauntelewisart

    Shaunt’e Lewis is a Visual Artist and Illustrator born and raised in Springfield Massachusetts.

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    Shaunt’e Lewis

    Shaunt’e Lewis is a Visual Artist and Illustrator born and raised in Springfield Massachusetts. She currently resides in Fishers, IN where she also works from her home studio. She is a self-taught artist whose work centers around self-identity, black culture, and femininity. She specializes in colorful, bold illustrations as well as murals and original paintings for private collectors and commercial clients. Lewis’ passion for art, education, and entrepreneurship and her unmistakable style has established her as one of Indy’s most sought-after artists. “My work explores the relationship between feminism and the arts while incorporating bright colors and clean lines. I am particularly captivated by the endless facets and abstractness of my culture. I love to hear the different views and personal connections that my art creates. I find it very rewarding to share my passion and artistic talents with others. Through my work, I hope to inspire others to pursue their passions.”

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  • Teresa Vazquez

    @dreamingwoke

    Teresa Vazquez is an artist, writer, dream midwife, and educator of Afro Cuban heritage whose art practice is integrally linked to her dream work.

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    Teresa Vazquez

    Teresa Vazquez is an artist, writer, dream midwife, and educator of Afro Cuban heritage whose art practice is integrally linked to her dream work. She works primarily in painting, drawing, mixed media collage, and digital media.

    Her most recent body of work, #Antibody, an Emerging Series, is a collection of works on paper produced in spring & summer, 2020. These pieces are dreams on the scale of antibodies that attempt to answer the question, “What is the experience of the antibodies as they confront the CoVid19 virus?” They all use liquid media with various resist and hand-coloring techniques. Some pieces feature one antibody figure, while others depict fields of antibodies in dynamic encounters evoking physical battles, ecstatic dance, and unity in diversity.

    Teresa has an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Creative Writing from Oberlin College. Currently, she teaches Visual Art and Spanish at the Fort Wayne Virtual Academy and was the former Community Programs Manager and a Painting & Drawing Instructor at the Indianapolis Art Center. She has received 2022 On Ramp Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission. Teresa is a mother and grandmother. Her She-Shed Studio is out behind her eldest daughter’s house.

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  • Nathasa Rae

    @nathasaraeart

    Nathasa Rae is a hand-drawn neo pop realism ink illustrator and watercolorist. She creates mighty fierce warrior women who embrace their inner strength and beauty.

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    Nathasa Rae

    Nathasa Rae is a hand-drawn neo pop realism ink illustrator and watercolorist. She creates mighty fierce warrior women who embrace their inner strength and beauty. These warrior queens are created to empower others to embody their own power and stunning grace.

    During a time of combating self doubt and harshness, she created warriors to heal. In the midst of all of this, it dawned on her that she may not be the only one who needed this message. So in her small apartment she started creating illustrations and watercolors to encourage and inspire others to embrace their true spirit.

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  • Jamahl Crouch

    @illusmm1

    Jamahl Crouch is a professional artist of 11 years and community activist. He has participated and worked with many other artists and event planners in the Indianapolis community.

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    Jamahl Crouch

    Jamahl Crouch is a professional artist of 11 years and community activist. He has participated and worked with many other artists and event planners in the Indianapolis community. His goal as an artist is create as much as he possibly can in this lifetime. He is inspired significantly by his imagination. Jamahl aims to entertain as well as speak the truth either through his experience or the experiences he’s shared with other artists. Ultimately, he wants to become a respected voice on the subject of art and its impact on people.

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