Studio Artists Accepted to IAC’s On-Ramp Accelerator

Studio Artists Accepted to IAC’s On-Ramp Accelerator

Ben Jennings and Eric O’Dell, two of Nickel Plate Arts’ resident Studio Artists, have been accepted to the Indiana Art’s Commission’s On-Ramp program. A creative accelerator designed to help artists expand their art careers and entrepreneurial skills, this program features a three-day intensive training course, a certification, and one-on-one coaching. Over 100 Hoosier artists applied for this new opportunity; the 36 chosen participants come from areas all over the state and will take advantage of the program’s benefits for free, thanks to special funding available through the IAC. Upon completion of the course, participants may apply for the On-Ramp Fellowship, which will give artists an opportunity to apply their new skills and knowledge with special funds for further career development.

From the IAC’s website:

Ben Jennings

Visual Art/Landscape Architecture
Noblesville, Indiana
www.benjenningsdesign.com

Ben is currently pursuing more artistic, photographic work focusing on abstract concepts and nature.

His goal is to own and run a studio and gallery where art and design are one in the same; with an aspect of ministry and rehabilitation using art as the vehicle.

Eric O’Dell

Bookmaking/Papermaking
Noblesville, Indiana
Wildfire Press Books

Eric is a trained printmaker and bookmaker. Currently, he is a Nationally Certified ASL Interpreter employed by the Indiana School for the Deaf full-time. He works part-time making books and prints out of his studio at Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville.

His goal is to develop a sustainable business model.

To learn more about the 2018 On-Ramp participants, visit the Indiana Arts Commission’s website.

Rachael O'Dell
rodell@nickelplatearts.org