William Denton Ray
William is an artist and designer based in Indianapolis, but working nationally. He received a scholarship to the Columbus College of Art and Design where he focused on Ad Design, later transferring to the Herron School of Art & Design, IUPUI where he concentrated on painting and drawing. He has had solo shows in Indianapolis and Boston as well as numerous group exhibitions throughout the country. His quirky and funky, almost abstract illustration style has graced paintings, sculptures, murals, stickers, and even beer cans.
Location in Fieldhouse: Main Concourse
Write Up of Pieces: Fun and whimsical characters romp through William Denton Ray’s two-part mural, representing the many non-basketball events which have taken place in the Fieldhouse over the years. These characters include colorful star characters with Disney-esque hands, an enthusiastic and magical ring master, a globe-trotting globe, rodeo clowns, robots, wrestlers, living musical instruments, dancing and singing concession food, popcorn-eating dinosaurs, and more, who frolic in a fantastical landscape lined with stages, rainbows, bubbles, with hidden elements that represent Indiana.