If you don’t always have the ability to get to Nickel Plate Arts gallery locations physically, we can bring our current works on display to you!
When we think about the differing elements that create a community, we are able to view them as a collection of varying experiences. Each individual holding a separate personal story, heritage, family, culture, and view of the world around them. No community would be complete without each individual story.
Artists use their creativity to express themselves, raise awareness, and further causes that push communities onward and keep them thriving. This exhibit celebrates the wonder of our diversity and brings us together during this month to celebrate Juneteenth and LGBTQIA Pride. Activism and Pride have a place on our walls!
Constantly creating in his Nickel Plate Arts studio, Rodney has been having a little fun lately on social media. Once a painting is about ready to hang on the wall of his studio, “I go on (Facebook) asking for titles, and people enjoy doing that.” Rodney takes his time to read every response, then when he finds a theme, “really taking community response into account,” he announces the official title. This interaction has led to some online sales for Rodney, with so many people giving their opinion on a title, generally someone asks, “Is this still available?” The rest is history.
In recent years, Rodney has been studying the works of some Quest for the West winners and focused on the softness of their paintings and how he can bring that to his own work. “I do too many hard edges, so I’m constantly trying to make myself have soft edges. Knowing when do it, having the technique, and knowing where to use it. This is one thing I’m trying to do better at.”
We’re looking forward to June for Rodney’s “Summer Showcase” – where we can see these refined skills and hopefully a painting we helped name among the many. And be sure to join Rodney for his reception on June 4 – he encourages you to see his show and “come for wine before you dine.”
Rodney Reveal’s exhibit, “Summer Showcase”, is on exhibit in the Stephenson House on the Nickel Plate Arts campus from June 3 through 25. The gallery is free and open to the public Wednesday-Friday 12pm to 5pm and Saturday from 10am-5pm. Meet Rodney in-person at his reception on June 4 from 3pm-6pm at Nickel Plate Arts.
Nickel Plate Arts is thrilled to announce a joint showcase, “NEIGHBORS”, in the Meyer Najem 2nd Floor Gallery from April 18 through June 27. After being postponed twice in the last two years due to the pandemic, this show will finally happen!
NEIGHBORS will feature the work of Artists Craig Mullins and Sherry Haines…..actual next door neighbors. Both are graduates of Ball State University with Craig obtaining a Bachelor of Architecture degree and Sherry graduating with a Masters in Art Education after undergraduate work at Taylor University.
Craig’s work features landscape paintings of Midwest subjects and travels to the Southwest as well as his favorite graphic subjects. Sherry’s work also features landscape paintings from recent travels to the East Coast and Europe and other favorite subjects.
Mullins & Haines’s exhibit, “NEIGHBORS” is on exhibit at Meyer Najem on the 2nd floor from April 18 through June 27, 2022. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Artwork can be purchased by contacting Nickel Plate Arts or ordering on your phone with the QR codes at the gallery. Meet the artists in-person at their reception on April 29, 2022 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
Meyer Najem is located at 11787 Lantern Road in Fishers.
From April through June, Michelle (Shelley) Feeney’s work will be showcased on both floors of dining areas at Four Day Ray Brewing located at 11671 Lantern Road in Fishers, Indiana.
Her exhibit, “Colors and Textures of the Land” showcases a new finger-painting technique she learned while on a Lilly Creativity Grant to Spain. See her works at Four Day Ray Brewery in Fishers all week long, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. All works will be available for sale and can be ordered online through the QR code on the artwork or by contacting Nickel Plate Arts directly. Meet Shelley at her free public reception on Monday, May 23, 2022 from 4:30pm-7:30pm at Four Day Ray in the brewery.
Click here to read more about Shelley’s exhibit.
Click here to purchase Shelley’s works in our Square Store.