As part of a city-wide, COVID-19 public health campaign, six Indianapolis artists have created original artworks to encourage people to wear face coverings. You can pick up free copies of these #MaskUpIndy posters to display in your homes or businesses at these locations: Artsgarden, City Market, City-County Building, and the Original Farmers Market (Wednesdays at Monument Circle). Or, download them here. This art initiative is a partnership between the Arts Council and the City of Indianapolis.
Tasha Beckwith, Joy, 2020, digital illustration
Beckwith is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Indianapolis and holds a BFA from Herron School of Art & Design. She describes her work as oscillating between expressionistic realism, with innovative incursion into surrealism. She was also one of the featured artists for the Count Me INdy! Campaign. View more of Beckwith’s work at etsy.com/shop/TashaBeckwithFineArt.
Mirvia Sol Eckert, In This Together, 2020, freestyle digital illustration
Eckert is an Indianapolis artist born in Puerto Rico. Common themes of her work are her Puerto Rican heritage, love of family and friends, spirituality, and a fascination with nature. She received a 2020 Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship grant from Arts Council. View more of Eckert’s work at mirvia.net.
Shaunt’e Lewis, Sisters in the City ‘Mask Up,’ 2020, digital illustration
Lewis is an Indiana-based artist, wife, and mother of four. Her work has been featured in many galleries, cafés, and venues throughout Indianapolis and the surrounding area. Her work explores the relationship between feminism and the arts. View more of Lewis’s work at shauntelewis.com/about.
William Denton Ray, Masqueraders, 2020, Adobe Illustrator
Ray is a lifelong Indianapolis resident and artist. He attended the Columbus College of Art and Design and has been involved in the local art community for over 15 years, including several group and solo exhibitions, public murals, and as the in-house artist at Sun King Brewery where he leads can design, merchandise, and more. View more of Ray’s work at whimsicalfunk.com.
Aaron Scamihorn, Sanitary Solidarity, 2020, digital illustration
Scamihorn is an artist, designer, and illustrator in Indianapolis. He leads design for Indiana City Brewing, and his work has been featured by touring musicians and international industry leaders. He was also one of the featured artists for the Count Me INdy! Campaign. View more of Scamihorn’s work at RONLEWHORN.com.
Israel Solomon, Canal Roses, 2020, acrylic on canvas
Solomon is a visual artist and art educator in the Indianapolis area. He currently teaches middle school art and has created a curriculum for students, as well as a living mural at his school building. Solomon has been featured at the Indianapolis Artsgarden, the Garfield Park Arts Center, and the Indiana Black Expo. View more of Solomon’s work at israelsolomonart.com/art.