April 2019 Featured Partner Events

April 2019 Featured Partner Events

Each month, we gather information about our Featured Partners  and their upcoming events in one spot so that it’s easy for you to see what’s coming up.  That spot is right here!

Monday Night Acoustic Open Stage
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 7p-9:30p
Sign up starts at 6:45p
Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc.
1274 Logan Street, Noblesville IN 46060
donations welcome
Start the week off right by performing your original songs or covers on a real stage in a listening room environment with a great sound system, unique atmosphere, and 12 padded pews for the audience (donations at the door from the audiences are always welcome!). Don’t compete with noisy bar patrons or sports on a big screen! Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. (LSS) is an all-volunteer nonprofit cultural arts organization that rents a great little venue for all its diverse arts events. Depending upon the number of participants, each performer or group will get about 15 minutes to showcase their talent! Sign-up begins at 6:45. All ages and skill levels are welcome to perform. Supervised children are welcome to attend, but no pets please. Bring Your Own refreshments! Please tell your friends! Performers appreciate a big, enthusiastic audience!
More info: facebook.com/events/316340355735035/

Meyer-Najem Showcase: Kristina Oliver
April 1- June 28 , Mon.-Fri., 8am – 5pm
Meyer-Najem, 11787 Lantern Road, Fishers, IN 46038
FREE
Nickel Plate Arts partner Meyer-Najem has transformed the second story of their beautiful new Fishers building into a bright, modern, open space, perfect for featuring the contemporary works of our local artists. With a passion for supporting the local arts community, Meyer-Najem will host art exhibits viewable to the public from 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. For the months of April-June 2019, Nickel Plate Arts is excited to bring HCAA juried artist Kristina Oliver into this art space. Kristina creates award-winning abstract art at her home studio in Central Indiana. She has solo exhibited, as well as had individual pieces in galleries and exhibits throughout the U.S. Her paintings are also part of private collections both in the States and Canada. She uses modern non-traditional techniques to create one-of-a-kind acrylic based originals. Many of her paintings incorporate resin and are multi-layered.
Kristina is a Juried Artist Member of the Hamilton County Artists’ Association (HCAA) and also serves on the board of this non-profit arts organization. Additionally, she is an artist member of several other art organizations and is represented by the Laguna Art Gallery of Laguna Beach, CA. More of Kristina’s artwork can be viewed on her website kristinaoliverart.com and she can be followed on Instagram and Facebook @KristinaOliverArt.
For more info: nickelplatearts.org/event/meyer-najem-showcase-kristina-oliver

Senior Showcase
April 2-27, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Art Gallery at City Hall, Fishers
Free
The exhibition will feature artwork from talented seniors at Hamilton Southeastern and Fishers high schools. This will be a judged exhibit with cash awards or scholarships. Free public reception on May 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
More info: fishersartscouncil.org

Wednesday Art Classes

April 3, 10, 17, 24
Caravan Classes Studio
92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville In. 46060
$5-$15
11-11:30 a.m. Family Art Time
This art time is designed for children ages 2-6 and focuses on creative activities, medium exploration, along with make and take projects. Plan to interact along with children ages 2-3.  Ages 4-6 may wish to participate more independently, although full family interaction is strongly encouraged!
1:30-2:30 p.m. Homeschool Art for ages 6-11
4:00-5:00 p.m. After-school Art for ages 6-11
Students will study art periods & movements and use a variety of mediums to create projects that reflect what they learn. Presentation skills will also be taught along with how to positively critique their work and others.
5:00-6:00 p.m. Teen Art
Students will choose their medium and subject matter working progressively on their work each week until completion receiving tips and technique advice along the way.  Students learn to evaluate their work and set project criteria and goals and will also begin building a portfolio of their best work.
6:30-7:30 p.m. Adult Art Class
All skill levels are invited to choose from a variety of mediums and work progressively on a project of their preference each week, receiving instruction and tips along the way.  Supplies provided.
More info: email caravanclasses@gmail.com or call 765-557-1969, www.facebook.com/CaravanClasses

Hamilton County Artists’ Association Mother Earth Exhibit
April. 4- May 31, Thurs: 1-3, Fri: 1-4, Sat: 10-4
The Birdie Gallery
195 South 5th St., Noblesville
FREE!
April 22 marks the anniversary of Earth Day, a day we dedicate to environmental concerns and taking care of Mother Earth. Artists are often the most keenly aware of and sensitive to the negative consequences of pollution and the degradation of our environment. This exhibit features art that is the artists’ interpretation of what this day means to them. There will be 2 First Friday receptions. The second will tie in with our Partner groups’ activities (specifics TBA at a later date).
Opening Reception: First Friday, April 5, 6:30-8:30
2nd Reception: First Friday, May 3, 6:30-8:30
More info: hcaa-in.org

Rick Tiger concert *new date!
April 6, 8-10pm
Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc.
1274 Logan Street, Noblesville IN 46060
$10 requested donation at the door
We had to postpone Rick’s January concert due to Old Man Winter, but we’re thrilled to welcome Rick to the LSS stage for a Spring concert! Rick grew up in south Louisiana, calling New Iberia home. He is the second of 8 children and cherishes every moment with his family back in the “Bayou State.” His love for music began at an early age with a few guitar lessons from a local teacher. He began writing songs almost the moment he could play a simple chord structure. His desire to move to Nashville didn’t become a reality till 1991. After a few short years Rick had a single on the radio by a group called Western Flyer. The song “What Will You Do With M-E”, co-written with Craig Martin, climbed all the way to 26 on the Billboard chart in the summer of 1996. Since that time Rick has had cuts by Montgomery/Gentry (The Fine Line), Gene Watson (Just In Case), The Del McCoury Band (Zero to Love), Joe Nichols (An Old Friend of Mine), Nu-Blue featuring legendary R&B singer Sam Moore (Jesus and Jones), Jeff Bates (For The Love of God), Bluegrass Legend Jeanette Williams (Not Ready to Let Go) and a patriotic tribute with over 100 million downloads on Dustin Evans (If I Die Before You Wake). Over the last three years Rick has performed House Shows from New York to California and Canada, logging thousands of miles and almost 200 concerts full of story and song. Rick’s a role model when it comes to his love for his faith, family, friends, life and passion for the song.
More info: facebook.com/events/2302091176747119/

Hamilton County Artists’ Association Monthly Meeting – Public Welcome!
April 10, 7-9p
The Birdie Gallery
195 South 5th St., Noblesville
FREE!
Every month the HCAA Juried Artists meet to catch up on news, have a bite to eat, and enjoy an artist demo. For this month’s demo information, please visit our website: hcaa-in.org

Moonshine and Music Moonshine Circle – Songwriters in the Round
April 12, 8-10pm
Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc.
1274 Logan Street, Noblesville IN 46060
$10 requested donation at the door
A brand new Songwriters in the Round presented by Notlehs Entertainment at Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc.! The show will be recorded for a new show on The Moonshine and Music channel on YouTube called Moonshine Circle.
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
$10 Donation at the door
Hosted by: Joe Shelton
Will Scott, Katherine Nagy and Cam Melton will tell stories and sing their songs for a live audience.
More info: facebook.com/events/636309470150682/

Jerry Boonstra Second Saturday Showcase Series concert
April 13, 8-10pm
Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc.
$10 requested donation at the door
Every Second Saturday of the month at 8pm, we welcome diverse entertainers to the Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc.  stage! In April we welcome Jerry Boonstra!
Jerry is an Americana/Alt-Country singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee.
He’s performed everywhere, from house concerts to honky-tonks, on live radio appearances to the main stage at Bean Blossom, at the Bluebird cafe to the Exit-Inn, and busking for change in subways to playing in the offices of major record labels. He’s signed deals with and been recorded by Grammy winning Americana/Country producer Tony Brown (Steve Earle, The Mavericks, George Strait, Todd Snider). As a writer Jerry’s had cuts by other artists including Highway 101, Americana artist Darrell Scott and Scottish rock superstars Big Country. His songs have been used on NPR as well as European television.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/240195893519079/

Welcome to Fairyville
The 7th Annual Welcome to Fairyville event, sponsored by Meredith Z, Realtor – Birkle Realty Noblesville, alights on the Nickel Plate Arts campus and all over downtown Noblesville April 17-20, with most events free. Adults get in on the merriment during Fairy Friday (April 19) with a reception complete with live entertainment, storytelling fairies, fairy house awards, and more shenanigans. Kids and adults can submit a fairy house (applications due April 12) to be featured in our Fairy Home Show and then view & vote for these miniature abodes along the outdoor Fairyville Trail (during Fairy Friday and Sprite Saturday). Reserve your toadstools in our popular Fairy Tea Party series, create fancy fairy crafts, and much, much more! The fairies are back and they’re smaller than ever. Don’t miss Welcome to Fairyville at Nickel Plate Arts!
More info: nickelplatearts.org/signature-events/welcome-to-fairyville

Third Saturday Comedy Showcase Series
April 20, 8pm
Logan Street Sanctuary
$5 suggested donation
Hosted by comedian Josh Eger, LSS is excited to welcome area comedians to the stage for a monthly evening of comedy! You won’t want to miss ‘em! Check back for lineups!
Logan Street Sanctuary (LSS) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural arts organization. At all events, we put out a glass bowl for LSS donations to “keep the lights on.” If you would like to support LSS, go to https://squareup.com/store/LSS/. Without your support, we couldn’t host such great events on the LSS stage! Thank you!
More info: loganstreetsanctuary.org/upcoming-events

Fourth Friday Young Songwriters Series
April 26, 7-10pm
Logan Street Sanctuary
$5 requested donation at the door
Our Young Songwriters series occurs on the Fourth Friday of every month, $5 at the door to support youth arts in our community. We are very excited to welcome young songwriters to the LSS stage each month for an evening of original music. This series is the brainchild of Gavin Cooley, a Noblesville High School student and singer-songwriter. Come out and support the amazing young talent that Gavin puts together for these special musical evenings!
More info:loganstreetsanctuary.org/upcoming-events

Leslie Hudson w/Jen Midkiff & Brenda Sutton concert
April 27, 8-10pm
Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc.
1274 Logan Street, Noblesville IN 46060
$10 requested donation at the door
Details to come, but you won’t want to miss this concert featuring Leslie Hudson, Jen Carlson Midkiff, and Brenda Sinclair Sutton onstage at Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc.! Leslie delights with whimsical original songs ~ often about fairy tales and superheroes!
More info: facebook.com/events/2163086520380712/

Asian Grill Revolving HCAA Juried Artist Members’ Exhibit
Year Round
Mon-Thurs: 11-2, 5-9, Fri: 11-2, 5-10, Sat 12-3, 5-10, Sun 12-3, 5-9
Asian Grill, 74 N 9th St, Noblesville
FREE!
In partnership with the Asian Grill Restaurant, HCAA Juried Artist members exhibit their artwork on a rotating basis. All artwork can be purchased through the HCAA by contacting the artists directly, or by contacting the HCAA at info@hcaa-in.org.
More info: hcaa-in.org

Kristi Rowe
krowe@nickelplatearts.org