Meredith Brickell is the founder and project leader of the House Life Project. She is an artist, educator and community organizer who lives in Woodruff Place on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. Brickell is an Associate Professor of Art at DePauw University where she teaches ceramics and social practice in the Department of Art and Art History.
Twinkle VanWinkle is the HLP creative editor and community engagement coordinator. She guides House Life Project writers in their individual works that relate to the People + Property series. Twinkle also shares her gift of bringing people of like minds together, helping plan/organize events and workshops, and making space for neighbors, friends and the community. Outside of HLP, she is deeply rooted in the food equity movement, board member of Slow Food Indy, urban gardener, chef and market master of online food co-op, Hoosier Harvest Market.
Laura Holzman is the HLP curator. She works with artists and other community members to develop creative projects connected to our site, our neighbors, and the key themes of our season. Laura is also an assistant professor of art history and museum studies at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where she is appointed as Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art. Her research and teaching are dedicated to using art history, its methods, and its related institutions to strengthen communities and build a more reflective society.
Kurtis Bowersock is a photographer and filmmaker residing on the NearEast Side of Indianapolis who’s work focuses on highlighting his passionate neighbors. He studied photography and sculpture at Indiana State University and has since delve deep into the filmmaking world. Passionate about community, he moved to this area with his wife Jennifer. They’ve since added two more community members, Benjamin and Cora, their wonderful children. Kurtis currently splits his work week between The Home Aesthetic, The House Life Project, and his own visual communications business Bowersock Media.
Bailey Shannon runs HLP’s Mobile Garden and is a Near Eastside resident living in the Englewood neighborhood. She’s the Assistant Editor at Englewood Review of Books and is currently working part-time for an organic vegetable farm. You also might see her working at Rabble Coffee every now and then. She’s passionate about growing food and community.
Aerial Patterson is a summer intern working at HLP. She currently attends DePauw university and will be graduating in May of 2018. She is studying studio art in hopes of becoming an event planner after graduation. She became interested in HLP after her Professor, Meredith Brickell, introduced her to the project. She loves the environment the house is in and feels that she can aid the project in a positive direction.
Gracie White is from Tulsa, Oklahoma but currently attends DePauw University. She will be a sophomore and is currently undeclared but she will most likely double major in studio art and education. This summer Gracie has been working for the House Life Project as an intern, conducting open hours, and hosting activities with the local neighborhood.