BRIAN “MAGIC MAN” SHORT
Patrick Flaherty is currently the President & Executive Director at the Indianapolis Art Center. Flaherty has been at the Art Center for over 11 years serving in many roles most recently as Director of Exhibitions, Director of the Broad Ripple Art Fair and Studio Chair of the Printmaking Department before assuming his current role as President in September of 2014. Flaherty is currently on the board of the Optimist Club of North Side Indianapolis which supports youth programming.
In addition to his art administrative roles Flaherty actively exhibits his artwork locally and regionally as well as performs as a founding member with the musical group the Silver Dollar Family Band. Outside of art Flaherty enjoys spending time with his family and gardening.
Joining the board in 2009 after seeing a call for volunteers, Jenny cites her experience at Art vs. Art and PC’s reputation as her main reasons for getting involved. As a CPA and employee of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, she felt Primary Colours represented the sort of creative and energetic organization she wanted to be a part of. Jenny was once inspired by the size and variety of the collection at the Art Institute in Chicago and likes the fact that Primary Colours’s work makes Indianapolis a more culturally interesting place to live… not to mention more beautiful.
Growing up in Chicago, Susan’s first impression of art derived from the awe-inspiring Paris Street, Rainy Day at the Art Institute. During the day, Susan plans events and programs for the Indianapolis Public Library. Occasionally, she is able to put her M.A. Art History degree to use on the job by developing exhibits at Central Library. Between playing sand volleyball and exploring the downtown neighborhoods at night, Susan rarely has time to catch up with her TV shows on Hulu. While art is a great passion of hers, Susan’s first and true love is the Butler Bulldogs.
Martin Kuntz is a large scale pop painter working primarily in oil and acrylic. Born in the Netherlands, he moved to Indianapolis when he was a child and grew up on the south side of Indianapolis. He graduated in 2008 from The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore with a BFA in Painting, and has since been an active member of the Indianapolis arts community showing in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Kuntz joined Primary Colours as a volunteer in 2010 and now works to coordinate events including Art Vs. Art and is the Gallery Coordinator for Primary Gallery.
Business Director/Gallery Co-Coordinator
Sarah Brodbeck is a member of the corporate 401(k) world by day, art lover and enthusiast by night. She participated in the 2012 Art vs Art, loved the event so much that she had to be a part of the great organization that put it on! She has been a board member since 2013 and is the Business Director and a Gallery Co-Coordinator. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Sarah received her BFA with a focus in Printmaking from Xavier University in 2002. Although she is not currently creating a new series, Sarah loves being a part of the Art Community here in Indy and helping other artists find ways to show their work. When she has down time, Sarah enjoys spending time outside, traveling, tasting bourbon and running with her dog Jax.
Naomi Spier, once “not a cat person”, has seen the error of her ways. She lives in a place she loves and enjoys writing letters, drawing, daydreaming about her next trip to Big Sur, and collecting random things for potential future projects.
After volunteering for Art. vs. Art (her favorite PC event!), Keri Jeter joined the board in 2012 to serve as the Volunteer Coordinator. Keri is the Human Resources Generalist at Shrewsberry & Associates, LLC to feed the kiddo and support her live music habit. In the rest of her free time, Keri is a member of the Ladies of Leisure book club, Giving Sum and a mentor with the Starfish Initiative. She also enjoys traveling, reading, writing, cooking, yoga, creating art and taking naps. Naps are essential.
KIKI DEE HILL
Kiki began volunteering with Primary Colours at the Art v.s. Art Main Event in 2010 and has grown with the organization to become Art v.s. Art Stage Show Committee Leader as well as Gallery Co-Chair with Martin Kuntz and Jeff Jeffries. She is currently a full time Interior Designer and photography enthusiast. Kiki’s loves her 6 pets (4 cats + 2 puppies), 1977 Plymouth Volare wagon, and a diet filled with sweets; she dislikes negativity, student loans, and humidity.