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As a statewide group, ArtsWORK Indiana aims to increase career skills-building and networking opportunities for artists with disabilities who don't have access to monthly meetings in Indianapolis. ArtsWORK's Creative Networks project enabled local groups in Indiana's south central and southern regions to assist individuals in building their arts-related employment skills, personal contacts, and local support systems.
A satellite group based in the greater Bloomington area has hosted monthly meetings and presentations since September 2010. Local partner organizations are The City of Bloomington and the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community. Meetings and associated informational presentations are free of charge and open to artists with or without disabilities, as well as to local arts organizations and other supporters. Find out more about the group on the South Central ArtsWORK Indiana page.
A satellite group in South East Indiana was established and sponsored an exciting series of free art career workshops during 2010-11. The weekly series, held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History, was dedicated to career skills building and raising awareness of the contributions of artists with disabilities. A culminating exhibit of artists associated with the group was held in July 2011. At this time ArtsWORK New Albany is no longer active. We'd like to thank the local partner organizations that made the events in New Albany possible: Rauch, Inc., The Carnegie Center for Art & History, and The Arts Council of Southern Indiana.
See profiles of a few of the many accomplished individuals working in diverse fields of the arts who also have a disability.
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Gina Soo Golden is a painter from Indianapolis, Indiana. “I like to mix realism and surrealism.” “I aim to give a visual definition of feelings one could never quite describe with words,” she has written in her artist statement. Pictured above: The Gray Room.
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Nicolas Lyford-Pike is an artist from Columbus, Indiana. Pictured above: Toyota Avalon.
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Warren Miller is an artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. Pictured above: Rub-a-Dub.
Wug Laku is an artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. "My art is about ideas and finding the purest, simplest ways of expressing them," he says. Pictured above: Earth Poems.
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Stu Johnson specializes in Central Indiana subjects, from black and white shots
of architectural landmarks, to picture-postcard fall landscapes, to
prints of trucks and buses digitally enhanced with tie-dye colors.. Pictured above: The Ruins.
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Louisville, KY artist Susan Gorsen has exhibited her art in New Albany and served as Artist-Facilitator for ArtsWORK New Albany. Pictured above: Blue Moon.