Mary Lee Pappas
Mary Lee Pappas was the visual art critic for NUVO, Indianapolis’ alternative newsweekly for a decade. She also authored a visual arts weekly column for the IndyStar, the state’s daily paper, and has served in marketing and curatorial roles for arts organizations. She received her BA in Art History from Indiana University.
Artist Carl Pope Inspires Conversations for Social Change
January 9 2024
The Indianapolis-based artist makes powerful works that buck up against social conventions by inspiring creativity, conversation, and change.
Indiana’s Jazz Kitchen Serves Up Locally Flavored, World-Class Music
November 16 2023
Born out of Indianapolis native David Allee’s love for jazz and its legacy in his hometown, The Jazz Kitchen is a catalyst for promoting Indiana jazz.
With Patience and Sincerity, Indiana Artist Pursues a 6,000-Year-Old Art Form
October 12 2023
“Urushi is most close to who I am,” says Indianapolis-based artist Nhat Tran, who has been creating abstract sculptural and 2D pieces with lacquer over the past two decades.
An Indianapolis Archivist’s Curiosity Revives Historical Truths
June 29 2023
Deedee Davis's research recently unearthed a Black cemetery by the site of the former Greenlawn Cemetery in Indianapolis. It is now a point of contention as the city plans to...