Erin Vollmer, Indianapolis Artsgarden Coordinator
Provenance: Carmel, IN
Current neighborhood: Carmel, IN
First Job: I was a Studio Assistant in a "DIY" pottery, mosaics, and glass fusing studio. I greeted customers and helped them with their projects, along with the dirty work, like cleaning paint palettes and floors.
Inspiration: Brit + Co, an online platform that inspires women to be more creative and supports a community of makers, designers, chefs, and inventors. It's one of the few apps that I check daily for a little inspiration.
Reading: theSkimm, a daily email newsletter that makes current events more accessible and enjoyable.
Listening to: Local Indy artists during Garden Jams & Frank Sinatra Pandora when I need to get work done.
Zen Moment: Exploring parks
What artist/musician (living or deceased) would you like to have dinner with and where would you take them? I would love to have met Lucille Ball. Her career went from modeling to Broadway, to being the first woman to run a major television studio (when most women were housewives), while making people laugh along the way. I would take her to the trendy Latin American restaurant, Delicia, in South Broad Ripple.
Love about the Indy arts scene: There is something for everyone! You can view world-class exhibits at museums and galleries, interact with artists during IDADA First Friday Art Tour, and practice glassblowing or printmaking at the Indianapolis Art Center. As a recent college grad, I can always find ways to enjoy the arts on my budget and have a wonderful time. Even while walking outside, I can enjoy public sculptures and murals that give me an unexpected appreciation for the day.
Community Service/Memberships/Certifications: Hamilton County 4-H "People in My World" Project Superintendent (and other volunteerism for events and organizations)