May 2018 Featured Partner Events

May 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: Warren Miller

April 16 – June 29, 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 April – June 2018, local artist Warren Miller will be showcasing a selection of his bold, graphic paintings. Inspired by the artwork of his father and grandfather, Warren pursued an interested in art at an early age and continued on to study graphic design at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. After being laid off from a graphic design position, Warren began utilizing his design skills in large-scale, colorful paintings that touch on a variety of topics ranging from political issues to Warren’s own unique perspective as a deaf artist. He has been featured in the national magazine DeafLife, and his artwork has been featured on the ABC Family Channel’s popular show, “Switched at Birth.” Nickel Plate Arts will host an opening reception for this exhibit at a date and time to-be-determined.

More info: nickelplatearts.org/event/nickel-plate-arts-presents-warren-miller-at-meyer-najem/

 

Senior Art of Hamilton Southeastern High School and Fishers High School Juried Exhibit

April 9-May 4, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fishers City Hall

Free

Fishers Arts Council presents this exhibit which features artwork by senior art students from Hamilton Southeastern and Fishers high schools. It will be a juried exhibit with an awards ceremony, date to be determined. Open to the public.  

More info: facebook.com/pg/FishersArt/events

 

“All of Our Best” Judged Exhibit of HCAA Juried Artist Members

April 12-May 25, Thurs: 1-3, Fri: 1-4, Sat: 10-4

The Birdie Gallery of HCAA, 5th & Cherry St., Noblesville                                                                                                                           FREE!

Judged Exhibit of HCAA Juried Artist members’ artwork. Once a year, the Juried Artists of HCAA battle against each other for ribbon awards, determined by a panel of guest judges with no connections to the HCAA! It is an all-in-good-fun competition! Come see the “best” artwork HCAA has to offer and meet our Juried Artist members and guest judges at the opening reception on May 4, 6:30 – 8.

Opening Reception/Awards: May 4, 6:30-8

More info: hcaa-in.org

 

Carmel Library ‘Art Wall’ Exhibit of HCAA Juried Artist Members

May 1-30, Mon-Thurs: 9-9, Fri: 9-7, Sat: 9-5, Sun: 1-5

Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel

FREE!

In partnership with the Carmel-Clay Library, HCAA Juried Artist members are invited to display their artwork on the library’s ‘Art Wall’, the large wall to the left when entering from the front lobby. All artwork can be purchased through the Carmel Library.

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More info: hcaa-in.org

 

Wednesday Art Classes

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Caravan Classes Studio

92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville In. 46060

PreK/K classes $10 per session, All other Wed classes $15

10am-10:30 PreK/K Art

These classes focus on art exploration and learning concepts, mixed with a little art history. A project will be completed during each class time.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Art for Ages 2-4

Ages 2-4 will explore a variety of mediums each week by participating in activities, creative play.

1:30-2:30 Homeschool Art for ages 6-11

4:00-5:00 After-school Art for ages 6-11

Students will learn about famous artists, and practice techniques using a variety of mediums, as well as skill building. Students will also learn presentation skills and how to positively critique their work and others. On most class days they will complete a project as well as work on something of their choice if there is additional time.

5:00-6:00 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.  Collective exercises in skill building occur frequently at the beginning of each class. Students learn to evaluate their work and set project criteria and goals.

6:30-7:30p.m. Adult Art Class

Students will choose a subject and medium working progressively with instruction along the way.  

More info: email caravanclasses@gmail.com or call 765-557-1969

 

Birdie Gallery Drop-In Open Studio Thursdays

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 1-3 p.m.

The Birdie Gallery of HCAA, 5th & Cherry St., Noblesville

FREE!

PUBLIC WELCOME every Thursday, 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

 

Noblesville Visitor’s Center HCAA Featured Juried Artist Members Revolving Exhibit: Walt Thacker

May 4-June 1 , 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. Walt Thacker is the featured artist for May. Walt has always been a good artist but getting married, starting a family, and being the owner and operator of a bakery/snack route, pushed the artist within to the back burner. Oil painting was just one of many hobbies, but at age 36 something clicked. Walt was settling down and developing patience. It was then that he picked up his brushes and began to paint, and has never stopped. Skill level improved, artwork progressed, and 25 years later, Walt is still at it.

Walt is a self taught oil-painter who developed his own primitive style and paints by his own vision. His subject matter is usually ordinary mid-western scenes, with enough action going on that the painting hints of a story. Most scenes are of real places but sometimes the scenes are from his imagination. His paintings are always upbeat, cheerful, and engaging to look at. As Walt would say, “Good karma creates good artwork!”

Walt is a juried member of the Hamilton County Artist’s Association and a member artist of Nickel Plate Arts. He currently resides in Carmel, IN.

More info: hcaa-in.org/hcaa-artist-of-the-month

 

 

Senior Showcase Reception

Friday, May 4, 6-9p.m.

Fishers City Hall

Free

Fishers Arts Council presents this exhibit which features artwork by senior art students from Hamilton Southeastern and Fishers high schools. It will be a juried exhibit with an awards ceremony, date to be determined. Open to the public.  

More info: townepost.com/indiana/fishers/graduating-seniors-artwork-rocks-city-hall/

 

 

 

Hanging Succulent Event

May 10th 6:30-8pm

Caravan Classes Studio, 92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville In. 46060

$17-$34

Local Artist Kat Ho from Lost Canyon Goods will demonstrate how to decorate a terra-cotta pot.  Each pot comes with your choice of succulent and a handmade leather hanger.

More info: squareup.com/store/caravan-classes/item/lcg-hanging-succulent-event


The Butler Did It, Again!
May 11-20, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m., doors open 45 minutes prior to the show
The Cat Theatre, 254 Veterans Way, Carmel, IN 46032
$15
Theatre-goers looking for a night of mystery should check out The Butler Did It, Again! at The Cat Theatre. This play combines the thrill of a murder mystery with the hilarity of a raucous comedy. Presented by Improbable Fiction Theatre Company, the same team that created the highly successful The Butler Did It, this sequel furthers the hysterical antics. The mystery writers are brought together once again by Miss Maple for a fun-filled weekend party, each impersonating the detective characters they write, including the gumshoe, sophisticated New York couple (à la Nick and Nora), soft-spoken crime-solving priest, Asian “quotemaster,” and cowboy investigator, with the addition of a novelist who writes supernatural fiction.

The hostess has prepared exciting events to challenge the writers during the party, but one occurs that she didn’t count on – an actual murder! The writers scramble to solve “whodunit” before they become the next victim. But actual detectives they are not, so they blunder through this real-life investigation, with comical results.

The Butler Did It, Again! runs May 11-20, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m., with the doors opening 45 minutes prior to the show. Tickets can be purchased online at https://squ.re/2G98z5j, and ticket prices are $15. The Cat Theatre is located at 254 Veterans Way, Carmel, IN 46032.

 

 

 

 

 

NICE Workshop #2  The Odyssey and Follow The River

May 19,  1-5p

Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc.

$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 be looking at imagery, symbolism, and thematic interpretation in the selected passages from The Odyssey and Follow The River. Guest lecturers/panelists: Invited guest Follow The River author James Alexander Thom cannot be with us, but author Sarah E. Morin and anthropologist/artist/writer Alys Caviness-Gober will do their best to represent him as they facilitate discussion of Follow The River. Dr. Paul Morin-Wilson, PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies, Specialist in Ancient Languages will discuss the various physical and psychological journeys of Odysseus, including the journey of a warrior returning to civilian life. You are welcome to bring the tools of your creativity (any media of art, music, writing, creating) to work with as we discuss the books and find inspiration for your creative submissions. Space is limited. Space is limited.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015728735381194/

 

 

 

 

Fourth Friday Young Songwriters Series

May 25, 7-10pm

Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc.

$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: https://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:

May: We have two duos: Gavin Cooley and Natalie Grubb, Ethan Holland and Ethan Case

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/127846538009545/

 

 

Adult Open Studio

May 31st 7-9pm

Caravan Classes Studio

92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville In. 46060

Free will donations are appreciated

Join us for an evening of community art making, & discussion.  Bring a current project to work on in our studio space alongside other artists/makers. Coffee and tea are complimentary or you may bring your own favorite beverage or snack! We can also prepare materials for you to start a new project.  See our square link for details.

Ages 18 and up

More info: squareup.com/store/caravan-classes

 

Unique HCAA Juried Artist Members’ Exhibit

May 31-July 21, Thurs: 1-3, Fri: 1-4, Sat: 10-4

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: June 1, 6:30-8

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