December 2018 Featured Partner Events

December 2018 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!

 

Meyer-Najem Showcase: Claudia and Irwin Labin
October 24 – December 2018, 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 October-December of 2018, local artists Claudia and Irwin Labin will be displaying a collection of works in the Meyer-Najem art space. Nickel Plate Arts will host an Opening Reception on Friday, October 26 from 6-8pm where guests can meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and view a mix of mixed-media artwork and sculptural pieces. Artwork work will be viewable to the public Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm through the duration of the exhibit. Many of the works will be for sale.
More info: nickelplatearts.org/event/nickel-plate-arts-presents-claudia-and-irwin-labin-at-meyer-najem/

It’s A Wonderful Life
November 23 – December 9, Fri. & Sat., 8 pm & Sun., 2 pm
The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville
$17 adults, $14, ages 65 & older, $14, ages 12 and younger
A professional adaptation of Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life,” the play is a traditional stage drama based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift, which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published privately in 1945. The play is based on the fictional character of George Bailey. The character is a building-and-loan banker who sacrifices his dreams in order to help his community, to the point where he feels life has passed him by. Eventually, due to a cruel business rival’s manipulations, Bailey falls into despair so deep that he contemplates suicide, until his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, gives him a valuable perspective on the worth of his life. A classic holiday season presentation you won’t want to miss.
More info: thebelfrytheatre.com

Noblesville Visitor’s Center HCAA Featured Juried Artist Members Revolving Exhibit: Sue Payne
December 1-January 27 , Fri.-Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Noblesville Visitor’s Center, 839 Conner St., Noblesville
FREE!
Each month, Hamilton County Artists’ Association presents an exhibit featuring one of their juried members inside the Noblesville Visitors Center. For the months of December and January, the exhibit will showcase the artwork of Sue Payne.
More info: hcaa-in.org/hcaa-artist-of-the-month

Winter Wonderland Exhibit
December 1-27, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 1, 12-8 pm (reception 6-8 pm)
Fishers Art Gallery at City Hall
Free
Fishers Arts Council presents this exhibit which showcases scenes of Indiana during the winter months as portrayed by local artists.
The free public exhibit reception will take place on December 1, 6-8 pm. as part of the City of Fishers Winter Wonderland event. There will be the annual tree lighting (one of the best in the state!), ice carving, children’s activities and area for children with special needs. Art and the community celebrated together.
More info: fishersfacebook.com/FishersArt/event

Holiday Concert with Emily Ann Thompson
December 1, 2-3p.m.
Fishers Library
Free
Celebrate the holidays at the Fishers Library with Emily Ann Thompson. Emily Ann and her husband Kelly will perform traditional songs of Christmas and the winter holiday season from Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales mixed in with jigs, reels, and other traditional fiddle tunes. Throughout the program, they will speak about the different holiday traditions that surround the music in the various Celtic nations. Emily’s brilliant fiddling with foot percussion, and her sweet, lilting voice combined with Kelly’s driving rhythmic guitar and rich, unabashed vocals, create a diverse and powerful combination. The HEPL Music Series is sponsored by the Friends of Hamilton East Public Library. As always, children and families are welcome.
More info: evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=46310

Winter Wonderland
Saturday, December 1, 2-8 p.m.
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater
Free
Kick off the holiday season at the Nickel Plate District AMP with the annual tree lighting, musical performances, ice carving demonstrations, live reindeer, children’s activities, and more. A Sensory Friendly Area will be available throughout the event for children with special needs.  During the festivities, the amphitheater stage will come alive with a variety of musical performances from Fishers Music Works, the local performing arts organization. Visitors will enjoy holiday favorites and seasonal tunes during this community event for all ages and faiths. As a local non-profit, Fishers Music Works offers six different ensembles that regularly perform in the Fishers area. The organization’s mission is to bring neighbors together to ignite and fuel their passion for professional and quality performing arts. Fishers Music Works has also invited community musicians and performers to join in the Winter Wonderland performances. Visitors will be entertained by a variety of Fishers’ local talent as they celebrate the start of the winter holiday season.
More info: playfishers.com/218/Winter-Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Exhibit Reception
December 1, 6-8 p.m.
Fishers Art Gallery at City Hall
Free
Fishers Arts Council presents this exhibit which showcases scenes of Indiana during the winter months as portrayed by local artists. This free public exhibit reception will take place as part of the City of Fishers Winter Wonderland event. There will be the annual tree lighting (one of the best in the state!), ice carving, children’s activities and area for children with special needs. Art and the community celebrated together.
More info: facebook.com/FishersArt/event

Vinyl Cutter Certification Class  
December 1, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM     
Ignite Studio
Free
Become certified to use the Vinyl Cutter in Ignite Studio. Reservations to use the equipment are contingent on the completion of this certification course. The course covers safety guidelines, a brief introduction to Vinyl Master Cut and an overview of machine operations. Space is limited so sign up today! Please cancel your reservation online or by calling 317-579-0331 if you find you’re unable to attend to allow others to fill your spot. A basic level of computer literacy is required. Ages 16 years and older.    
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Silkscreen Printing Workshop  
December 1, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Free
Come learn about the photo emulsion method of screen printing by using our Pro-Light Exposure Unit. This is a versatile method of screen printing making fine line drawings, hand lettering techniques and half-tone positives possible. You can use this method to create your own textiles, t-shirts, greeting cards, posters, wall art,… the possibilities are endless! All materials are supplied. Registration is required. Ages 13 and up only.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Vinyl Cutter Certification Class  
December 3, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Free
Become certified to use the Vinyl Cutter in Ignite Studio. Reservations to use the equipment are contingent on the completion of this certification course. The course covers safety guidelines, a brief introduction to Vinyl Master Cut and an overview of machine operations. Space is limited so sign up today! Please cancel your reservation online or by calling 317-579-0331 if you find you’re unable to attend to allow others to fill your spot. A basic level of computer literacy is required. Ages 16 years and older.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Sewing Machines Quick Start Session
December 4, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Free
Learn the basics of our Brother Sewing Machines including how to thread the machines, winding bobbins, and sewing in a straight line. This is a quick start session designed to help patrons build their skills with our studio equipment. Those under 13 must attend the session with an adult. Anyone wanting to use the sewing machine during this program must be registered.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Wednesday Art Classes
December 4, 11, 18
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

Crafty Teens
December 5, 4:00 – 5:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Free
Get creative in the new Ignite Studio! Join us in the newest space at HEPL influenced by artists and makers. Hang out with friends and create a different craft each month. For Teens in grades 6-12. This month’s craft: Decorated Gift Boxes.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Cricut Maker Quick Start Session
December 5, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Free
Learn some basic techniques to get you started on our Cricut Maker. This versatile cutting and drawing machine is fun to use in a variety of ways from making vinyl stickers and iron-ons, to card making and cutting fabric appliques. We’ll get acquainted with Design Cricut software which uploads your designs into the machine. Must be 13 years of age or older.  Space is limited to sign up today!
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Bad Art Night    
December 6, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Free
Interested in exploring our Ignite Studio but feel devoid of talent? Problem solved! Leave your good taste at home and let your creativity run free! We’ll provide the wacky art materials and you can make the bad art. The best “bad art” will win the wonderfully tacky bad art trophy! All ages are welcome. No registration required.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

3D Printer Certification Class  
December 6, 6:00- 8:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Free
Become certified to use the 3D printers in the brand new Ignite Studio!  Reservations to use the equipment are contingent on the completion of this certification course. The course covers safety guidelines, a brief introduction to Cura software, and an overview of our Robo3D printers. Space is limited to sign up today! Please cancel your reservation online or by calling 317-579-0331 if you find you’re unable to attend to allow others to fill your spot. A basic level of computer literacy is required. Must be 16 years of age or older.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Lights Over Seminary
December 7, 5:45 pm
Seminary Park, Noblesville
s a collaborative, place-making effort with the Noblesville Preservation Alliance, the City of Noblesville, Nickel Plate Arts and Noblesville Main Street.
Lights Over Seminary is a walkable, holiday lights display in Seminary Park that will focus on the history of Noblesville.  Vintage decorations used by the city in the past are being restored for display. Additionally, Nickel Plate Arts will be having a call out to local artists to create unique pieces for the display that convey or relate to the history of Noblesville.   Along with the display within Seminary Park, Noblesville Preservation Alliance is gifting a vintage nativity scene to Friends Church. Friends Church, located adjacent to Seminary Park, is in turn having the nativity scene refurbished for display for the public to enjoy in conjunction with Lights Over Seminary.
The opening event will be held on December 7th and promoted as “Main Street First Friday presented by Noblesville Preservation Alliance”.
This will be the official turning on of the lights as well as some interactive things such as carolers, parks booth with info on Seminary Park upgrades, NPA booth with information on the history of Seminary Park and guided tours to talk about display items and their importance to our city.  NPArts will also have a booth to promote the artist designed, display piece contest.
Once NPA’s event on December 7th is complete, the display will stay in the park and be lit each evening through the end of the year for people to enjoy at their leisure.
More info:noblesvillepreservation.com

Book Page Holiday Ornament
December 8, 2-4p.m.
Fishers Library
Free
Get crafty and festive! Come make a honeycomb ornament out of recycled book pages. Ages 18 and up welcome to attend this fun holiday craft. Registration required.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Film and Video Equipment Training   
December 8, 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Ignite Studio
Free
Learn how to set up and shoot a short video program using professional camcorders and lenses, lighting and audio and editing software. In four hours, you will be part of a studio crew, and on-camera talent, and learn by seeing and doing the basics of: prepping a camera, including attaching a lens, setting exposure, formatting an SD card, setting up three-point lighting on on-camera talent, control what is seen in the background, the use of a shotgun and wireless microphone, the rudiments of sound composition, videography and directing, importing footage into Adobe Premiere Elements, and conduct a rough two-camera edit Must be 13+ years of age. If you are more than 10 minutes late, your spot may be given to someone else. If after signing up you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration so others may take your spot.    
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Laser Engraver Certification Class     
December 8, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM     
Ignite Studio
Free
Become certified to use the Laser Engraver in our brand new Ignite Studio! Reservations to use the equipment are contingent on the completion of this certification course. The course covers safety guidelines, a brief introduction to RDWorks design software, and an overview of machine operations. Space is limited to sign up today! Please cancel your reservation online or by calling 317-579-0331 if you find you’re unable to attend to allow others to fill your spot. A basic level of computer literacy is required. Must be age 16 or over.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Workshop for 2019 The Polk Street Review
Dec 8, 2-3p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
FREE donations welcome
Our TPSR theme for 2019 is, “If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now . . .” (think: looking back; lessons learned; not everything is black or white, etc). This theme will bring in some great prose, images, song lyrics and poetry submissions. Ribbon Prizes are awarded at our annual book launch in February for our Merit Award (Best in Book), and 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and (2) Honorable Mentions in our three categories (prose, poetry/song lyrics, images). The complete “all-in-one” guidelines and entry form document can be downloaded from our website. The public is also welcome to join us for our Sunday & Thursdays Writers Group to work on your submissions (it isn’t just for writers ~ artists may bring their art supplies to work on their submission creations).
Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. (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”.
More info: facebook.com/events/182512559287426/

Second Saturday Showcase Series
Dec 8, 8 p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
$10 suggested donation
Every Second Saturday of the month at 8pm, we welcome diverse entertainers to the LSS stage! For December, we welcome Kirsten Rebecca to the stage! Kristin Rebecca wins over audiences with her dynamic, multi-faceted approach to pop and Americana influenced contemporary folk music. While bringing colorful musical narratives to life with her angelic, emotional, trained voice, the Maryland based singer-songwriter alternates between her two primary instruments, the acoustic guitar, and the folk harp. She also brings a winking sense of humor to the mix, both in anecdotes introducing the songs and sometimes in her lyrics – as she does with “Wackos and Weirdos,” the witty, infectious opener to her latest album whose title captures her expansive creative mission to impart Tales, Trials, Truths.
More info: facebook.com/events/210949012773752/

Laser Engraver Certification Class     
December 11, 6:00 – 8:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Free
Become certified to use the Laser Engraver in our brand new Ignite Studio! Reservations to use the equipment are contingent on the completion of this certification course. The course covers safety guidelines, a brief introduction to RDWorks design software, and an overview of machine operations. Space is limited to sign up today! Please cancel your reservation online or by calling 317-579-0331 if you find you’re unable to attend to allow others to fill your spot. A basic level of computer literacy is required. Must be age 16 or over.  
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Holly Jolly Holiday Party
December 12, 6:30-8:00p.m.
Fishers Library
Free
Grab your friends and family for some wintertime fun at the Library! We’ll provide activities, snacks, and welcome some very special guests from the North Pole! Registration is not required; visitors of all ages are welcome but most activities are geared for ages 10 and under.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Cricut Maker Quick Start Session
December 12, 6:00 – 7:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Free
Learn some basic techniques to get you started on our Cricut Maker. This versatile cutting and drawing machine is fun to use in a variety of ways from making vinyl stickers and iron-ons, to card making and cutting fabric appliques. We’ll get acquainted with Design Cricut software which uploads your designs into the machine. Must be 13 years of age or older.  Space is limited to sign up today!
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Vinyl Cutter Certification Class  
December 13, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM     
Ignite Studio
Free
Become certified to use the Vinyl Cutter in Ignite Studio. Reservations to use the equipment are contingent on the completion of this certification course. The course covers safety guidelines, a brief introduction to Vinyl Master Cut and an overview of machine operations. Space is limited so sign up today! Please cancel your reservation online or by calling 317-579-0331 if you find you’re unable to attend to allow others to fill your spot. A basic level of computer literacy is required. Ages 16 years and older.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Pottery Wheel Quick Start Session    
December 15, 2:00 – 4:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Free
See a brief demonstration on wheel throwing, clay preparation and proper clean-up. Then take a walk-through of how to turn on the potter’s wheels, where to borrow clay in Ignite and how to checkout our “Wheel Throwing Kit”.  Expect to get your hands messy in the process! Those under 13 must attend the session with an adult. Anyone wanting to use the pottery wheel during this program must be registered.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Third Saturday Comedy Showcase Series
Dec 15, 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: facebook.com/events/223832528453664/

3D Printer Certification Class  
December 17, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM     
Ignite Studio
Free
Become certified to use the 3D printers in the brand new Ignite Studio!  Reservations to use the equipment are contingent on the completion of this certification course. The course covers safety guidelines, a brief introduction to Cura software, and an overview of our Robo3D printers. Space is limited to sign up today! Please cancel you reservation online or by calling 317-579-0331 if you find you’re unable to attend to allow others to fill your spot. A basic level of computer literacy is required. Must be 16 years of age or older.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Sewing Machines Quick Start Session
Dec 18, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Learn the basics of our Brother Sewing Machines including how to thread the machines, winding bobbins, and sewing in a straight line. This is a quick start session designed to help patrons build their skills with our studio equipment. Those under 13 must attend the session with an adult. Anyone wanting to use the sewing machine during this program must be registered.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Vinyl Cutter Certification Class  
Dec 19, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Free
Become certified to use the Vinyl Cutter in Ignite Studio. Reservations to use the equipment are contingent on the completion of this certification course. The course covers safety guidelines, a brief introduction to Vinyl Master Cut and an overview of machine operations. Space is limited so sign up today! Please cancel your reservation online or by calling 317-579-0331 if you find you’re unable to attend to allow others to fill your spot. A basic level of computer literacy is required. Ages 16 years and older.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Laser Engraver Certification Class     
Dec 22, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM     
Ignite Studio
Free
Become certified to use the Laser Engraver in our brand new Ignite Studio! Reservations to use the equipment are contingent on the completion of this certification course. The course covers safety guidelines, a brief introduction to RDWorks design software, and an overview of machine operations. Space is limited to sign up today! Please cancel your reservation online or by calling 317-579-0331 if you find you’re unable to attend to allow others to fill your spot. A basic level of computer literacy is required. Must be age 16 or over.  
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=51484

Pottery Wheel Quick Start Session    
Dec 22, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Free
See a brief demonstration on wheel throwing, clay preparation and proper clean-up. Then take a walk-through of how to turn on the potter’s wheels, where to borrow clay in Ignite and how to checkout our “Wheel Throwing Kit”.  Expect to get your hands messy in the process! Those under 13 must attend the session with an adult. Anyone wanting to use the pottery wheel during this program must be registered.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Ukulele Club
Dec 27, 6:00 – 7:00 PM  
Fishers Library
Free
Come and learn to play the ukulele with us at our new club! This club is for beginners, ages 8 and up. We will focus on the following: how to hold the uke, how to tune it, how to read chord charts, and how to play simple songs with one, two, and three chords. There will be five ukuleles available for use at the library during class. Those interested in using a library uke should sign up at the children’s reference desk or call youth services one week prior to each class. All others may bring their own ukulele instrument. Registration is required.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

3D Printer Certification Class  
Dec 27, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Free
Become certified to use the 3D printers in the brand new Ignite Studio!  Reservations to use the equipment are contingent on the completion of this certification course. The course covers safety guidelines, a brief introduction to Cura software, and an overview of our Robo3D printers. Space is limited to sign up today! Please cancel your reservation online or by calling 317-579-0331 if you find you’re unable to attend to allow others to fill your spot. A basic level of computer literacy is required. Must be 16 years of age or older.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Winter Maker Challenge  
Dec 28, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  
Ignite Studio
Free
Join Ignite Studio for an afternoon of newspaper construction in our Winter Maker Challenge! See what you can build using only newspaper, tape, and staples. No registration required.
More info: hepl.evanced.info

Fourth Friday Young Songwriters Series
Dec 28, 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 (a $5 donation is available via Square Market but feel free to give more at any time: squareup.com/store/LSS). 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! Stay tuned as we add each month’s musicians to the list:
More info: facebook.com/events/127846538009545/

Laser Engraver Certification Class     
Dec 29, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM     
Ignite Studio
Free
Become certified to use the Laser Engraver in our brand new Ignite Studio! Reservations to use the equipment are contingent on the completion of this certification course. The course covers safety guidelines, a brief introduction to RDWorks design software, and an overview of machine operations. Space is limited to sign up today! Please cancel your reservation online or by calling 317-579-0331 if you find you’re unable to attend to allow others to fill your spot. A basic level of computer literacy is required. Must be age 16 or over.  
More info: hepl.evanced.info

 

Kristi Rowe
krowe@nickelplatearts.org