Since you don’t always have the ability to get to Nickel Plate Arts gallery locations physically, we thought we’d bring our current works on display to you!
Artists share their dreams, beliefs and the utterly fantastic in our latest exhibit.
The arts have been part of Jerry Dreesen’s life for over 60 years. In his twenties, poetry was his passion, but in his fifties Jerry fell in love with painting. His introduction to Haiku fascinated Jerry, which then evolved into Haiga (Haiku with an accompanying painting). “I started doing [Haiga] and it became more so that I enjoyed the painting at least as much as the poetry. So I decided to spend all my energies on the painting.”
While he gravitates towards abstract art, Jerry thoroughly enjoys Pop Art. Experimentation is key, for this self-taught artist. “The point is to create something that you like, that makes you feel good, that you see and feel like you can interpret—is all that matters. If you like it, then it’s a success.”
Come see “My Career Retrospective” in person at the Stephenson House October 1-30 during regular business hours, Wednesday-Friday 12pm-5pm and Saturday 10am-5pm. A free reception will be held on Friday, October 1 from 6:00pm-9:00pm, alongside our October First Friday. Come meet Jerry and enjoy his works.
Experience the talent of our Promote and Showcase Member artists in an exhibit inspired by this year’s Gala, “Paint the Town Red.” Wrap yourself in various mediums ranging from torn paper to oil to pastels and mixed media. The variety and talents of our artist community truly shine in this exhibit. Go to the second floor of Meyer Najem, located at 11787 Lantern Road in Fishers, to enjoy this gallery Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm.
Brad Fields’ painting style follows in the footsteps of the American Masters of Watercolor like Winslow Homer, Chet Reneson, Andrew Wyeth and contemporaries like Mario A. Robinson, Rob Evans and Dean Mitchell. His paintings are full of realistic details and loose flowing “glorious messes” that characterize the medium.
“Watercolor allows me to get those happy accidents that are thrown down on paper articulating the form flawlessly – a miracle if there ever was one.” Brad continues, “I want to entice your eye with realistic details so that when you really look closely – what you see is actually very abstract. I don’t want my work to look like photographs – I want to draw you in, leaving you with something to chew on visually.”
See “Thorpe Creek and the Landscape in Fishers” at the Hub & Spoke Design Center located on the first floor at 8100 E. 106th in Fishers from October 1 through December 29. A reception, hosted by High Frequency Arts, will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 5pm to 9pm.
From October through December, Jennifer’s collection will be showcased on both floors of dining areas at Four Day Ray Brewing located at 11671 Lantern Road in Fishers, Indiana.
Jennifer’s objective in designing her paintings is to capture the general shape, appearance, and mood of her dreams—the way that time and space lose their footing in logic, and gravity seems to twist rather than pull. Her subjects are always painted in greyscale as an expression of the dreamer, who is out of his/her usual reality.
“In Between Dreams”, Jennifer’s exhibit at Four Day Ray, truly carries out her theme of painting her dreams, “They all come from the same place in my head,” Jennifer says. “I’ve dabbled in a lot of different styles, and this is the style that feels the most uniquely me.”