John Reynolds was born in Boonville, Indiana in 1944. He graduated from Ball State University in 1973 with a Masters of Architecture. It was his lifelong dream to be an artist, and has been his third career for the past twelve years, after architecture and jewelry design/manufacturing/retail. John enjoys portrait painting, which he teaches at the Indianapolis Art Center. He paints self portraits, portraits for the joy of painting, and portraits by commission
Human gestures that evoke emotions that in turn uplift the human spirit are the focus of my work. I use simple, bold colors and minimal shading to respect the lineal rhythmic lines of the whole composition.
THOMAS H. TOWHEY
Lydia is a self-taught artist currently based in San Diego, California and Atlanta, GA. Her abstract work represents the continuous evolution of everyday human emotions: “I use color, form, and composition to give life to abstract concepts and feelings on canvas. My work is intended to represent the movement of my unconscious on canvas."
Tom was born in 1958 in Cincinnati, OH. He attended classes at the Cincinnati Art Academy & the University of Cincinnati. However, he is a primarily self-taught artist. He is a founding member of the Maintraum Art Group. Towhey was instrumental in developing after school arts programs for the YMCA which included outreach programs for Childrens’s Hospital. He has also served as a voluntary art teacher for St. Rita’s School for the deaf.
Ellie Kort is a native of Kansas City. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Kansas in 2001. She currently works as a design manager with Creative Converting in Indianapolis. Ellie says her work has been most inspired by artists Frank Stella, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Antoni Gaudí, Hung Liu, Chuck Close, André Saraiva, Jonathan Saunders, Margaret Killgallan, Barry McGee, and Banksy. She attributes her love of art to her mother, the “picture lady” at her grade school.
Lisa Pelo-McNiece is a local blown-glass artist living in Clayton, Indiana. Currently, she has been the Department Head of the Glass Studio at the Indianapolis Art Center, where she is also a glassblowing instructor. Lisa also works as the Gallery Manager at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library in Plainfield, Indiana. She is the recipient of the Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant and the Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellowship. She has also received awards from regional and national juried exhibitions and has work in several permanent collections. Lisa designed the 2003 ARTI awards for the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Her artwork may be seen at numerous museums and galleries locally and across the country, including the Indianapolis Art Center’s Frank M. Basile Gallery Shop. Education Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio BFA, specializing in Glass BFA, in Creative Writing Cum Laude graduate of 1988.
Guillermo Ceniceros is an internationally renowned artist born in El Salto Durango, Mexico in 1939. In 1958, he graduated from the School of Art of the University of Nuevo Leon Mexico. Guillermo has work in permanent museum collections as well as in important private collections. He is considered one of the most important mural painters in Mexico, and also does easel work that redefines the study of women. In 1995, the Mexican government opened the Guillermo Ceniceros Museum in Durango. This museum houses the largest collection of his work as well as the work of twenty other artists. The museum is operated by the state and is ranked as the most visited museum in Durango. Guillermo is married to another renowned Mexican artist, Esther Gonzalez. Key Exhibits Over 200 exhibits from 1956 to 2003 1969 Palace Of Fine Arts, INBA Mexico 1969 Museum of Modern Art Mexico City 1972 Martin Gallery Minneapolis, U.S. 1972 National Museum of La Habana, Cuba 1973 National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago de Chile, Chile 1976 Guayasamin Museum, Quito Ecuador 1976 Atelier Guayasamin, Caracas Venezuela 1980 Graphic of Mexico, Puchry Studio, The Hague, Holland 1984 International Development Bank Gallery, Washington, U.S. 1989 Iturralde Gallery, La Jolla, California U.S. 1994 Aichi Prefecture Art Museum of Nagoya, Nagoya Japan Select Mural Paintings 1984 Mexico Mission at the United Nations, New York, U.S.A. 1988 Copilco Subway Center, Mexico City, Mexico 1991 Palace of Justice, Monterrey, Mexico 2001 National Telephone Workers Union Theatre, Mexico City, Mexico Key Awards 1969 national art award, SEP, Mexico City, Mexico 1991 Only Mexican nominee for the World Art Competition, for his murals in the Mexican subway system
Carlos Meijide was born in Buenos Aires in 1953. He attended The University of Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires. He has been the National Professor specializing in the fine arts of painting at Bellas Artes. Carlos has also been a Professor in the theory of painting at the University of Bellas Artes de la Plata in Buenos Aires. Carlos has had expositions, individual and collective, in Madrid, Spain, Paris, France, Argentina, London, and The Foundation MAPFRE. Some of his more important expositions include at the Center of Art Le Bab-îló in Paris, at the Gallery Art – Access IN Bergerac, France, at the Hotel Region de Bordeaux in France, at the Central Cultural Salon Alberto Sánchez in Madrid, at the Spectrum Art Gallery in London, at the Cultural Salon of Ayuntamiento de Vendargues in Montpellier, and at the Gallery of Art Claudio Coello in Madrid. Since 1990 he has resided in Spain. Artist Bio
He was born on June 26, 1968 in Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapas, studied painting and drawing in the School of Plastic Arts of Chiapas, Is licensed in Arts by the Veracruzana University. He has participated in diverse individual and collective exhibitions in Mexico, Belgium, Canada, the United States, Austria, Serb, Japan, Slovakia, Italy, Holland, Guatemala, Cuba, Argentina, Chile and other countries. He has been director of the School of Plastic Arts of the ICACH and the Garden of the Sculptures of the IVEC.
Jordi Pedrola was born in the city of Barcelona, and he spent his childhood in a historic suburb named Molins de Rei, a village with very refined examples of Art Nouveau buildings — examples which include his first home, named Ca'l Martí del Rec. Molins de Rei provided Jordi's launch on the adventure of painting and expression, through interior murals, graffiti, street performances and installations, leading to his execution of the ceiling of the local Theater Foment (1,800 square feet), the first masterpiece of his career. During his stay at the Winchester School of Art in the south of England, Pedrola became an abstract artist, interested mainly in the shapes of the wooden pieces found in the department of sculpture, and painting them a deep, dark blue, reflecting his obsession with Anish Kapoor mysticism. He arrived at Winchester as a Catalan Informalist and, four months later, he left as a painter of flat Symbolic panels, called altar pieces. He makes his own paint, combining pigments with linseed oil, egg or wax, in pre-Renaissance fashion, and displaying his colors on a highly personal surface, unique to this poet and architect of paint.
Born in Tampico Tamaulipas, she studied Fine Arts at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon. Her work has been exhibited in México, Cuba, Italy, Switzerland, Chile, USA, the Netherlands, Venezuela and Australia.
Kendall & Marisabel
Graphic Design and Digital Art