January 2019 Featured Partner Events

January 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!

 

Serenity: Colors So Subtle and Bold Exhibit
January 2 _29, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Art Gallery at Fishers City Hall
Free
This exhibit features contemporary landscapes and dreamscapes in acrylic on canvas.  Using multiple layers of color, alternating soft and bold brushstrokes and textured canvas, Matt Hurdle’s artwork evokes a feeling of calm and serenity. His works grow from imagined places. Joining Matt is Diane T. Lehman, an abstract artist. In her own words, “I spattered, dripped, scraped and etched, whatever came to mind at that moment to create movement. I didn’t concern myself when things didn’t come together as planned, and let each piece evolve naturally.” Diane is the “bold” to Matt’s “subtle. Free public reception on January 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
More info: fishersfacebook.com/FishersArt/event

Wednesday Art Classes
January 9, 16, 23, 30
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

NPArts Showcase Artist: My White River (Sponsored by Hamilton County Tourism and Indiana Humanities)
January 4-26, Wed.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stephenson House Gallery
Free (registration required for film screening)
Each month, Nickel Plate Arts presents a showcase of artwork by a local artist or art group inside our Stephenson House Gallery. The exhibit is open to the public during regular business hours, Wednesday – Friday from noon – 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 5pm. For our first Artist Showcase of 2019, Nickel Plate Arts will host “My White River,” an exhibit featuring a selection of art inspired by our local waterway. The White River cuts through much of Hamilton County and can be credited with bringing development in a variety of forms to this portion of Indiana. It’s only fitting that we recognize the cultural importance of the river, and we have an exhibit planned to do just that. Happening in partnership with Hamilton County Tourism and Indiana Humanities, “My White River” will engage viewers through a variety of artwork, activities, and a special screening of films exploring all that the river has to offer. Plan to attend the Next Indiana Campfires Films Launch Party (free, registration required) on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 6-8pm to view three river-themed films made by local filmmakers, participate in a Q & A with the directors, and enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Come and explore how art, nature, and community intersect in this exciting project!
To register for the Next Indiana Campfires Films Launch Party: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/next-indiana-campfires-films-launch-party-tickets-50279186400

Monday Night Drawing Class 2019: Session 1
January 7-March 11, Mondays, 7-9 p.m.
Nickel Plate Arts campus
$110, supplies included
Nickel Plate Arts’ popular 10-week Monday Night Drawing Class is available to adult artists at all skill levels, basic to advanced. Instructor Stephanie Dennis has a fine art degree from Ventura College of California and has been focusing on pottery for the past 8 years. Because Stephanie is passionate about helping people find and develop their creative selves, this class is great for beginners and a relaxed opportunity for more experienced artists! Nickel Plate Arts will provide basic materials, but participants may also bring their own supplies. Students must be 15 and older.
More info: http://squareup.com/store/nickel-plate-arts/item/monday-night-drawing-class

Meyer-Najem Showcase: Craig Mullins and John Dierdorf, “Two Architects/Two Artists”
Jan 11 – March 2019 , 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 January – March 2019, Nickel Plate Arts is excited to bring a two-person show to the Meyer-Najem art space. Craig Mullins and John Dierdorf were friends for many years as well as partners in their architecture firm, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf. While Craig is now a retired principal and John a current principal over the firm, both have embarked on creative paths that give them even more shared experiences. “Two Architects/Two Artists” will feature works from both artists, each with their own unique painting style. In addition to a special reception on Friday, January 18th from 6-8pm, arts patrons are invited to view this collection of works during Meyer-Najem’s normal business hours, Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm.

Art in City Hall Reception: Serenity: Colors So Subtle and Bold Exhibit
January 11, 6-8 p.m.
The Art Gallery at Fishers City Hall
Free
This public reception highlights the exhibit featuring contemporary landscapes and dreamscapes in acrylic on canvas.  Using multiple layers of color, alternating soft and bold brushstrokes and textured canvas, Matt Hurdle’s artwork evokes a feeling of calm and serenity. His works grow from imagined places. Joining Matt is Diane T. Lehman, an abstract artist. In her own words, “I spattered, dripped, scraped and etched, whatever came to mind at that moment to create movement. I didn’t concern myself when things didn’t come together as planned, and let each piece evolve naturally.” Diane is the “bold” to Matt’s “subtle.
More info: fishersfacebook.com/FishersArt/event

Rick Tiger concert Second Saturday Showcase Series
Jan 12, 8-10pm
Logan Street Sanctuary
$10 requested donation at the door
Every Second Saturday of the month at 8pm, we welcome diverse entertainers to the LSS stage! At our regular events, we ask for a $10 donation at “the door” that goes directly to the performers. Additional donations to support LSS are welcome at the refreshments table, where light refreshments are served (if you BYO, please donate a “cork fee”).
This month, we welcome Rick Tiger to the LSS stage! 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.
Find out more about Rick here: http://www.ricktiger.com/
More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/400885360440544/

Hamilton County Artists’ Association presents Drawing Classes by HCAA Juried Artist Member Julie Mattson
“Shading 101”
Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5: Tuesdays 6–8 pm
(make-up for weather cancellation, Feb. 12)
The Birdie Gallery
195 South 5th St., Noblesville  
$60 for four classes
Julie Mattson has a BS in Art and Design from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. She is a Juried Artist Member of the Hamilton County Artists’ Association and exhibits her work in local Hamilton County galleries. Julie is excited to share her love of shading in a 4-week class at the HCAA’s Birdie Gallery. “Shading 101” will focus on basic drawing with emphasis on the importance of shading. Graphite and colored pencils will be used in this four-week class. Open to all skill levels age 15 years and above. Class minimum 3 students/ maximum 12.
Specific information and materials list is available on the HCAA website or by emailing Julie Mattson at jmattson8@comcast.net.
More info: http://www.hcaa-in.org/special-events-workshops-classes

Next Indiana Campfires Films Launch Party
January 17, 6-8pm.
Nickel Plate Arts Campus
Free
Join Indiana Humanities for the premiere of three new short films about the White River in Nickel Plate Arts’ Judge Stone House gallery. The Next Indiana Campfires Films Launch Party will take place as part of “My White River,” an exhibit featuring art inspired by our local waterway. Happening in a partnership with Hamilton County Tourism and Indiana Humanities, this exciting project will explore how art, nature, and community intersect. Mix and mingle with film and nature lovers, see the films and enjoy a Q&A with the directors. Hors d’oeuvres and complimentary Upland Brewing Co. beers will be served. Seating is limited – admission is free, but be sure to register via the link below to secure your seat.
More info: http://bit.ly/2pejG6b

Meyer-Najem Showcase Reception: Craig Mullins and John Dierdorf, “Two Architects/Two Artists”
January 18, 6-8pm
Meyer-Najem, 11787 Lantern Road, Fishers, IN 46038
FREE
Craig Mullins and John Dierdorf were friends for many years as well as partners in their architecture firm, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf. While Craig is now a retired principal and John a current principal over the firm, both have embarked on creative paths that give them even more shared experiences. “Two Architects/Two Artists” will feature works from both artists, each with their own unique painting style. Plan to attend the exhibit’s opening reception on Friday, January 18th from 6-8pm to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments in downtown Fishers. Outside of the reception, “Two Architects/Two Artists” will be open to the public during Meyer-Najem’s normal business hours, Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm,

White River Sound Chorus Annual Show
January 19, 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Center, 6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis
Adults $15, Children under 10, $10
White River Sound will present our annual self-produced show full of women’s a Capella music in Barbershop style.  Music this year will feature songs from Groups of the 60’s and 70’s.
More info: WhiteRiverSoundChorus.org

Third Saturday Comedy Showcase Series
Jan 19, 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!
More info: loganstreetsanctuary.org/upcoming-events

Fourth Friday Young Songwriters Series
Jan 25, 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

White River Vision Plan Public Meeting
Jan 29, 6-8 pm
Conner Prairie
Join us to review the White River Vision Plan and share your priorities. The White River Vision Plan framework will be presented along with emerging project ideas.
More info: www.MyWhiteRiver.com

 

Kristi Rowe
krowe@nickelplatearts.org