BUTTER at Indy's Home Court Curators

Alan Bacon

Alan Bacon

Curator, BUTTER 2021 – 2023 & BUTTER: Home Court

Alan Bacon is the founder and president of GANGGANG, a cultural development firm based in Indianapolis, IN. Bacon served as curator for BUTTER 2022 and for the upcoming exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, We. The Culture. Bacon is a passionate thought leader who works to innovate and introduce arts and culture as a pathway to create more equitable opportunities for artists and creatives.

Malina Simone Bacon

Malina Simone Bacon

Curator, BUTTER 2021 – 2023 & BUTTER: Home Court

Malina Simone Bacon is the founder and executive director at Indy-based GANGGANG where she works to make the art industry an equitable and reparational space. Malina raised more than $3M towards efforts for a first-of-its-kind cultural startup and is the creative director at BUTTER, A Fine Art Fair.

Deonna Craig

Deonna Craig

Curator, BUTTER: Home Court

Deonna Craig is an Indianapolis based visual artist and the first Director of BUTTER Fine Art Fair.
She graduated from Cathedral High School and DePauw University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Sociology. As an entrepreneur, Deonna pursues her passions of community building, teaching, public speaking and visual art. Her artwork has been featured in various museums and galleries such as Newfields, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis Children’s Museum and the Indianapolis International Airport. She is also a published artist with credits to dozens of outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, and Sports Illustrated. Deonna is the 2021-2022 Visiting Artist at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and the 2020-2021 Virtual Resident Artist at The Madam Walker Legacy Center. She is also the President of the Eighteen Art Collective comprised of the 18 artists that actualized the Black Lives Matter mural on Indiana Avenue in 2020.
Kia Davis

Kia Davis

Guest Curator, BUTTER 2023 & BUTTER: Home Court

KKURATED Creative Agency was founded in 2022 by Kia Davis, the agency began organically out of the demand for her services constantly being requested from her peers who were pursuing endeavors in various creative industries. The transparency of information and clear cut direction given by Davis has helped develop the careers of artists in diverse mediums allowing them to solely focus on their craft. Davis consistently seeks out opportunities to maximize their brand power according to their personal goals. Her passion for the arts, finance background, and over 15 years experience in the sports and entertainment licensing industry has positioned her with the unique ability to spot trends in the market, discover talent, and provide resources for growth.

Alan Mills

Alan Mills

Guest Curator, BUTTER: Home Court

Alan Mills serves as general counsel to domestic and foreign businesses, financial institutions and other organizational clients and individuals. He is a trusted adviser, skilled advocate, accomplished litigator and effective relationship manager. Alan serves on the board for: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Board of Visitors, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Hoosier Salon Society, Carthage College, UNCF Regional Committee. Alan is also a jazz enthusiast and an avid collector of pop and modern art.