July 2018 Featured Partner Events

July 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!

 

Unique HCAA Juried Artist Members’ Exhibit
June 14-July 21, Thurs: 1-3, Fri: 1-4, Sat: 10-4 (schedule change due to building renovations)
The Birdie Gallery of HCAA, 5th & Cherry St., Noblesville                     
FREE!

Some may say artistic people are a little “different,” and this exhibit will give Juried Artist members the opportunity to display their Unique styles. Perhaps they see the world as abstract, perhaps they see the world as opposite to their personal vision, perhaps they just are a little off-center. Whatever the Juried Artist members display in this exhibit, the work will be FUN. This one-of-a-kind art exhibit continues through July 21.
Opening Reception: TBD, postponed due to renovations
More info: hcaa-in.org

Page & Stage Theatre Co.’s Summer Drama Camp
June 25 – July 28
Logan Street Sanctuary
$175 for Basic and Intermediate, $225 for Advanced
Open Theatre Fridays: $25 for non-campers; free to campers
Page & Stage, northern Indy’s newest theatre company, is hosting a drama-for-literacy camp in the summer of 2018! The camp is for ages 4-18 and all levels of experience. It is directed by Dr. Paul “Spike” Wilson, former director of the Kokomo Summer Drama Camp, one of the largest and most successful theatre camps in the eastern US. Page & Stage Co. is a theatre dedicated to education, outreach, literacy, and community. There is a 15 camper limit per session. Spaces tend to fill up quickly!
More info: pageandstageco.org

Noblesville Visitor’s Center HCAA Featured Juried Artist Members Revolving Exhibit: Kevin Hughey
July 1-29, Fri.-Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Noblesville Visitor’s Center, 839 Conner St., Noblesville
FREE!
HCAA is sponsoring monthly exhibits of selected member’s work to be on display at the Noblesville Visitors Center. Kevin Hughey is the featured artist for July.

I’ve always made things. I’ve always thought it was important to make things. It’s one of the ways I enter into and participate in the world. Relationships are forged, moments are experienced, art is made.
Photography, the dark room in particular, was my first date with my sweetheart. Our second was at a gig…I’m also a drummer and percussionist and have built drums with fellow musicians in the backyard. I’ve done woodworking with my Dad, thrown pottery in the greenhouse, built sculptures with classmates, made masks with students, learned to bake bread from a weaver. Make things.
I’ve had the good fortune to see some great art around the world, especially paintings. Inspired by art history and encouraged by friends and family, I went back to painting a few years ago.
I’m currently a decorative painter, flower blooms in particular. So many varieties, shapes and colors. I wanted to study flowers and hone my chops, then, create a Series. I think in a Series, the blooms provide a special impact in a room, whether a personal space like one’s living room or a public lobby or office space. It was also fun to create a series of flower blooms in wood.
Then I moved on to groups of flowers, a more complex task, and am pivoting towards abstracts, my next step. I was honored to win the SALI XII National Abstract GPAC Choice Award and hope to carry forward with this endeavor.
Though I may have a bit of angst while creating, my work is always intended to offer a bit of joy, an interesting shape, or a friendly pop of color to the viewer.
I earned a B. S. in Art Education at Ball State University. I used my teaching skills, when living in Hawaii, at Nanaikapono Elementary where I taught art to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in the only classroom on the beach! I’ve continued to study art at Herron School of Art, The Art Center, and with fellow artists where we can share tips, techniques, and critiques.
By trade, I am the proprietor of Affordable Custom Picture Framing, a local small business offering affordable prices, quick turnaround and quality work since 1981. For more on Kevin visit www.kevinhugheyartstudio.com.
More info: hcaa-in.org/hcaa-artist-of-the-month

White River Wind Symphony Presents Third Annual Sounds of America Concert
July 1, 4 p.m.
$12 ($10 until June 20)
Legacy Bible Church is located at 2140 Greenfield Ave. in Noblesville.
White River Wind Symphony is a professional concert band open only by audition or invitation.  As such the band plays at a very high quality level, and the Sounds of America Concert has become a favorite Fishers Music Works event in central Indiana in just three years.  The concert always consists of all American music in a variety of styles. This year features music from film, Broadway, Madison Avenue, and the Olympics, plus music of Elvis, marches, a hymn, and of course music to honor America and celebrate our country’s 242nd birthday.  Educational and sometimes humorous narration helps the audience to understand more deeply what they are hearing; this year’s narrator, Ashton Wolf, will help with many answers to the question, “Why do people compose music?”
A special tribute to veterans of World War II, entitled The Greatest Generation, is included in this year’s concert.  Another patriotic selection, An American Spectacular, takes the audience on a musical history tour of our nation from the French and Indiana War to the present.  All active and veteran military personnel will also be honored through the songs associated with their branch of the service.
Featured soloist for the concert is Mindy Root, a veteran of New York City opera and a regular with Fishers Music Works.  Mindy will perform the extended version of The Star Spangled Banner.
Donations will be collected at the concert to benefit Ella Whistler, the 13-year-old student who was critically injured when a gunman opened fire in her classroom at Noblesville West Middle School on May 25, 2018.  All donations will be submitted to Ella’s Go Fund Me campaign to assist with her medical expenses and bills. These proceeds are directed to the family to help offset the expenses during Ella’s road to recovery.
More info & purchase tickets: FishersMusicWorks.org

HCAA Juried Artist Members at Fishers City Hall
July 2-July 30, Mon-Fri: 8:30-4:30
Fishers City Hall, 1 Municipal Dr., Fishers
FREE!
The HCAA Juried Artist members take their creativity to the Fishers City Hall for an off-site exhibit. Many of our Juried Artist members are Fishers residents and their neighbors and friends are encouraged to drop by and enjoy!
Opening Reception: July 13, 6:30-8.00. This will be part of the Arts Crawl event and open to the public.
More Info: hcaa-in.org & facebook.com/pg/FishersArt/events   

Tuesday Night Concert Series presented by IU Health Saxony
Tuesdays,  7-9 p.m.
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, Fishers
Free
July 3 – Spark!Fishers Show: WJJK presents The PettyBreakers sponsored by Johnson Jensen LLP
July 10 – The Bishops sponsored by Primrose Schools
July 17 – Parrots of the Caribbean sponsored by Bose, McKinney & Evans
July 24 – Dave & Rae sponsored by The Goddard School
July 31 – Encore Show sponsored by Boomerang Development
More info: fishers.in.us/420/Summer-Concerts

AMP After Dark Concert Series
Fridays,  9-11 P.M.
Central Green & NPD AMP
FREE
July 6 – The Meek Sisters
July 13 – Jennie DeVoe
July 20 – Sounds of Summer
July 27 – Woomblies Rock Orchestra
More info: fishers.in.us/420/Summer-Concerts

Caravan Classes: Spin Art at HNPL
July 9th, 2-4pm
Hamilton North Public Library, Cicero In
Free
Celebrate Summer by coming to a spin art session sponsored by Hamilton North Public Library.  This is for all ages and there is no registration necessary.
More info: hnpl.evanced.info/msignup/Details

Concerts on the Central Green presented by Meyer Najem
Wednesdays,  12-1 p.m.
Liberty Plaza on the Central Green, Fishers
Free
July 11 – Kelly Isenhower
July 18 – Phil Pierle
July 25 – Chad Mills
More info: fishers.in.us/420/Summer-Concerts

Fishers Arts Crawl
July 13, 6-9 p.m.
Arts Crawl is a self-guided tour through the Nickel Plate District businesses of Fishers presented by the City of Fishers and Fishers Arts Council. Businesses are paired with local and regional artists and performers from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. You can visit the local businesses while viewing artwork and or performances. The evening caps off with a concert by Jenny DeVoe.
More info: fishers.in.us/619/Arts-Crawl

Comedy Showcase
Friday July 20, 7-9pm
Logan Street Sanctuary
$5 suggested donation at the door
Hosted by comedian Josh Eger, LSS is excited to welcome area comedians to the stage for an evening of comedy!
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: facebook.com/events/2066661626939885

Anna p.s. in Concert
July 21, 7pm
Logan Street Sanctuary
$15 suggested donation
Anna p.s. is an Indie folk musician who conveys a sense of weariness throughout her simple but resonant songs, but it’s a weariness that keeps a blanket of hope tucked up under its chin, even as the rain keeps falling outside the windows. Grace always lurks around the corner on tunes that layer delicate vulnerability over the hearty stock of this songwriter’s spirit. With technical acumen acquired during an early career as an audio engineer and a humble but confident stage presence groomed as a founding member of indie roots rock band Shiny Shiny Black, Anna stepped out as a solo musician in 2014. She’s been on the road intermittently ever since, and her debut LP Umbrella released in July 2016, showcasing her signature sonic blend of melancholy, hope, and resilience.
More info: facebook.com/events/188730525211819

Open Studio at Caravan Classes
July 26, 6-8 p.m.
92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville, IN
$10
Join us on the fourth Thursday of each month for an evening of community art making. Bring the project you are working on and work in our studio space alongside other artists/makers. Coffee and tea will be served or you may bring your own favorite (adult?) beverage! Space is limited, so sign up to reserve your spot! Suggested donation is $10 for two hours of studio time. (Limited to adults, ages 18 and up.)
More info. & sign up:  squareup.com/store/caravan-classes

Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical
July 27-August 5, Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m.
The Belfry Theatre, Noblesville
$18 adults, $12 children 12 and under
Directed by James H. Williams.
Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical, a combination of The Disney Channels “Camp Rock” and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” (starring teen idols, Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers) will fire up the stage with over a dozen songs, including “This Is Me,” “Can’t Back Down,” “It’s On” and “We Rock.” A classic story of rivalry and power, Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock’s very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown!
Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
More info: thebelfrytheatre.com or call 317-773-1085

NICE Workshop #4  The Three Musketeers and The Brothers Karamazov
July 28,  1-3 p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
$10 per person
Pay via Square Market Link: 2018 NICE Workshops  (you will receive email payment confirmation as your registration confirmation), or download and mail in Registration Form and payment.
This year we are grateful to have the support of an Indiana Humanities Initiative grant. In this workshop, we will look at imagery, symbolism, and thematic interpretation in the selected passages from The Three Musketeers and The Brothers Karamazov.
Guest panelists:
Janice Bankert-Countryman, MA, IUPUI. Professor Bankert-Countryman will present on feminist critique. How can we find empowering and women-centered messaged even in narratives seen as “for boys?”
You are welcome to bring the tools of your creativity to work with as we discuss the books and find inspiration for your creative submissions. Space is limited.
Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. (LSS) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural arts organization. Without your support, we couldn’t host such great events! Thank you!
https://squareup.com/store/LSS
More info: facebook.com/events/149553005753755

James Weston and Emily Ann Thompson in concert
July 29, 3-5 p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
$15 suggested donation
James Weston will be performing his original songs on acoustic guitar and piano with Emily Ann Thompson sitting in on violin. James has worked professionally as a singer-songwriter, session musician, recording engineer, music producer and film composer for over twenty years. As a Singer-Songwriter, he has worked alongside highly successful artists like Keith Carradine (Oscar winner) and David Campbell (Grammy winner). He has personally released a dozen records and has toured extensively in the US and Europe. His sound and writing has been compared to Tom Waits, Joe Cocker, and Bob Dylan, utilizing his rich baritone voice to command attention to his meaningful words and melodies. James is a blue-collar musician that prefers an intimate audience, singing directly to people and enjoying music on a personal level. He is truly a throwback and one of the last real troubadours. It’s been quite a few years since James has played a concert in the Indianapolis area, so come on out for a special Sunday concert event! James’ sister, local favorite Emily Ann Thompson will be accompanying him on violin.
More info: facebook.com/events/354823845042568

The Birdie Gallery Drop-In Open Studio Thursdays
Every Thursday, 1-3
The Birdie Gallery of HCAA, 5th & Cherry St., Noblesville
FREE!
PUBLIC WELCOME, from novice to experienced! Come with your art supplies and create in the company of others in a fun, relaxing, and supportive atmosphere.
More info: hcaa-in.org

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