Saturday, September 2, 2023
Sunday, September 3, 2023
Robert Farrell - Metal Artist
Robert Farrell was born in Fort Atkinson, WI in 1960, where he still resides. He holds undergraduate degrees in Art and English from the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater and an MFA in Metals from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He has had a 35 year career as a studio artist and has received numerous awards including Best of Show in the Smithsonian Craft Show, the Washington Craft Show, the Plaza Art Fair and multiple First Place awards at shows including the Philadelphia Craft Show, the Ann Arbor Art Fair, and the Saint Louis Art Fair. His work is held in permanent collections including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery of American Craft, and the Victoria and Albert.
Amy Flynn - 3D Mixed Media Sculptor
Amy is a 3D Mixed Media artist from Raleigh NC who has been exhibiting at top art fairs since 2009. After graduating with a degree graphic in design/illustration from San Jose State University in 1982, she spent 27 years as a working illustrator until the economic downturn in 2008 caused her to pivot. She then discovered a passion for making robots from found objects, and has never been happier.
Miah Michelsen - Executive Director at Indiana Arts Commission
Miah Michaelsen is the Executive Director of the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency
focused on strengthening Indiana through arts and creativity. Michaelsen stepped in the role of
Executive Director in October of 2021 after serving the agency for six years as its Deputy
Director of Operations.
Previous to joining the Arts Commission, Michaelsen served as the first Assistant Economic
Development Director for the Arts for the City of Bloomington, Indiana. In that role she
developed and implemented all aspects of programming and services offered to the creative
sector by the City of Bloomington and its state-designated cultural district, the Bloomington
Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD). Areas of programmatic focus included creative
entrepreneurship, downtown investment and small business support, destination and
attraction development, public art, grants-making, and cultural facility development. During her
tenure at the city, she leveraged partnerships to institute new sources of funding and
investment in arts organizations, artists and arts-based small businesses, and developed
strategic plans for cultural district development and public art. She also facilitated the
commission and donation of dozens of new works of public art throughout the community by
both the public and private sectors. Prior to her work in the public sector, Michaelsen’s
leadership experience included local arts agencies, community arts centers, festivals, and
She enjoys being on the road experiencing communities' unique creative assets and sharing the
impact of the arts on Indiana’s people and places.
Currently Michaelsen serves on the Board of Governors for Hendrix College in Conway, AR and
on the Community Advisory Board for WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington. She lives in
Bloomington with her husband, Jonathan, and has two sons, Brendan, and Wyeth.
Ann Ryan Miller - Glass Artist
Current: I have been a member of Hoosier Artist Gallery, Nashville, IN for 11 years. I have served on the board of directors for 8 years, as president for 2 terms. Currently, I am secretary of the board. Hoosier Artist Gallery is a working member gallery featuring all local artists, including Brown, Bloomington, Morgan and Bartholomew counties.
I also serve on the board of directors for ChamberFest Brown County. We are a non-profit bringing classical music of the highest caliber to local venues at no cost (except for the concert that is at the Brown County Playhouse). We are in our third year and have had wonderful success from participation, donations, grants and sponsors.