NWI Artists Receive State Grants

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July 17, 2014 — Six northwest Indiana artists are among 38 across the state who are receiving career development assistance through the Indiana Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Program.

Dawn Diamantopoulos of Highland will use her grant to pay for a papermaking residency at Hook Pottery Paper.

Jennifer Reeder of Hammond is putting her IAC grant to use for her film “Blood Below the Skin,” about a group of teenaged girls who are coming-of-age in rural Indiana.

Rana Segal of Michigan City is using her state arts grant for her documentary film “Virginia: the Courage to Create.”  It’s about the life of artist Virginia Phillips, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis.

Amanda Joyner of Michigan City applied for — and received — an Individual Artist grant to buy hat blocks and millinery supplies to expand her hat-making knowledge.

Two LaPorte residents also received Indiana Arts Commission grants for this fiscal year.  Ceramic artist Jon Hook is using his, to create an oil drip system that uses regenerated vegetable oil to fire his sculptures.  Andrea Peterson is a paper and print artist who will use her grant to make large, block-printed paper works based on visits to northwest Indiana woods and bogs.

Almost 76-thousand dollars in grants were awarded this year to Indiana artists who applied for the visual arts grants.

Source:  Indiana Arts Commission



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