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View from the Field

"View from the Field" is a series of six articles written exclusively for ArtsWORK Indiana by Indiana artists with disabilities. The artists share their perspective and knowledge on topics relevant to art careers. View from the Field is made possible by funding from the Indiana Arts Commission.

Ethan Crough

Read Finding Success in Acting, Sans Stereotypes by advocate Ethan Crough from Columbus.



Kendal Miller

Read Promoting Your Arts Business-101 by Kendal R. Miller of Frames, Phrases, and Photography by Kendal, LLC, Dillsboro.



Jody Michele Powers

Read Magazine Publication 101 by Muncie author Jody Michele Powers.



drawing of figure holding shovel

Read Overcoming the Artist's Need for Approval, by Jody Michele Powers.



graphic of computer monitor with text

Read Creating a Website, from Concept to Web-Part 1 by Kendal R. Miller

Read Creating a Website, from Concept to Web-Part 2 by Kendal R. Miller


  • musician Henry Butler at the piano

    People in the Arts:
    Musician Henry Butler

    See profiles of a few of the many accomplished individuals working in diverse fields of the arts who also have a disability.
    Go to People in the Arts

  • Anima Animus by Mark A. Smith

    Artwork by:
    Mark A. Smith

    Mark Smith lives in Brazil, Indiana. He is a trained artist who served in the military as a medic in combat and other missions. Pictured above: "Anima Animus."
    more about Mark Smith >

  • Nicolas Lyford-Pike

    Spotlight on:
    Nicolas Lyford-Pike

    Nicolas Lyford-Pike is an artist from Columbus, Indiana who is deaf and has autism.
    more about Nicolas Lyford-Pike >

  • George Veditz by Warren Miller

    Artwork by:
    Warren Miller

    Warren Miller is an artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. Pictured above: Miller's painting "George Veditz."

  • Cover of Melissa Draper's book Follow Your Dreams

    Spotlight on:
    Melissa Draper

    Melissa Draper recalls that in school "they automatically labeled me as special education. They just stuck me right into that label." Now she is the author of a memoir, Follow Your Dreams and is a public speaker. She lives in Monticello, Indiana.
    more about Melissa Draper >

  • photograph by Allan Yates

    Work by:
    Allan Yates

    Allan Yates lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
    Above: Photograph taken at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, copyright Allan Yates.
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  • The Mountain Valley by Thaniel Ion Lee

    Artwork by:
    Thaniel Ion Lee

    New Albany, IN artist Thaniel Ion Lee has exhibited his art at Swanson Contemporary in Louisville and at Indiana University Southeast, among other galleries. Pictured above: The Mountain Valley.