February 2018 Featured Partner Events

February 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!

 

Noblesville Visitor’s Center Art Exhibit: Jim Oliver
December 1- January 24 , Fri.-Sat. 12-5 p.m.
Noblesville Visitor’s Center
FREE!
Jim Oliver has been a wood craftsman most of his life. He operated a small business in the early nineties making Amish style furniture, culminating in being juried into the 1996 Country Folk Arts Show at the Indiana State Fair grounds. Simultaneously, he pursued his interest in fine arts, taking drawing classes and
self teaching through library books and watching tv personality/artist Bob Ross. Painting with acrylics and oils, and drawing, became a hobby in his spare time outside of his job in the circulation department of a local library. Not long after Jim married his co-worker and fellow artist Kristina, he and his wife took a road trip to the Rockies, after which both were inspired to leave the library to pursue a creative life full-time. Jim has combined his love of wood and his drawing techniques to create art through pyrography. Also known as wood-burning, pyrography employs a pencil like tool with a heated metal tip to burn designs. Influenced by his trip out west, Jim’s current focus is on creating wildlife scenes. He was recently juried into the Hamilton County Artist’s Association and has had many of his pieces on exhibit in various local galleries.
More info. click here

Black History Exhibit
February 1-28, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fishers City Hall
Free
Fishers Arts Council presents this tabletop exhibit of tri-folds by Fall Creek Junior High School students working with their teacher, Adam Zoeller, to  chronicle the history of African-Americans beginning  with slavery in Africa through to and including today.
Reception February 5th 6-8 p.m.  Open to the public.
More info click here

Exhibit of New HCAA Juried Artist Members
February 1-March 2, Thurs: 1-3, Fri: 1-4, Sat: 10-4
The Birdie Gallery of HCAA, 5th & Cherry St., Noblesville
i>FREE!
The Hamilton County Artists’ Association is proud to exhibit the work of its newest Juried Artist members in 2D, 3D, and photography. These Hamilton County artists have applied to the organization and received the required number of votes for the designation of Juried Artist member, a recognition of artistic excellence by their peers.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 6:30-8
More info. click here

Birdie Gallery Drop-In Open Studio Thursdays
February 1, 8, 15, 22, 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. click here

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
February 2-18, Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m.
The Belfry Theatre, Noblesville
$15 adults, $12 children 12 and under
Directed by Jen Otterman. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a dramatic comedy by Neil Simon about hope, friendship and the eternal desire to control one’s own destiny. The play examines a charismatic rogue who manipulates the system so he can serve his short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than prison. He learns quickly that this move is a mistake when he meets his match in the head nurse whose tyrannical grip on her patients had been unshakable until McMurphy. He swiftly takes control of the ward accomplishing what the medical personnel have been unable to do for twelve years; coaxing a presumed deaf and dumb Native American to speak and leading the others from submission into independence. For this “infraction”, Head Nurse Ratched punishes McMurphy with electric shock treatments. The duel between the two finally culminates when he arranges a rollicking midnight party, complete with girls and liquor. Lest she lose complete control over her ward, Ratched forces him to undergo a frontal lobotomy. But, an unexpected friend helps McMurphy have the final word.
Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
More info. click here or call 317-773-1085

Valentine’s “Couples Paint Date”
February 3rd, 1:30pm
The Dwelling Place Art Studio, located in Nickel Plate Arts’ Atlanta Studio Space
165 E Main Street, Atlanta, IN 46031 (second floor)
$45/couple, all supplies included
Treat your Valentine to a fun and memorable painting date! Grab a seat next to your sweetie as you each paint a Parisian love scene. Both canvases combine to create a unified work of art that you’ll treasure for years to come! Ticket price includes all materials.
More info. click here

Food Prep Sundays at Logan Street Sanctuary
February 4, 12-3 p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
$30
We are beginning the new year with food prep sessions. Space is limited and a menu for each session will be discussed beforehand. Let’s create a hub in our city that celebrates health and wellness through cooking.
More info. click here

Drumming Circle Series
February 4 & 18, 2-4 p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
FREE, donations always encouraged and gratefully received
Join our Drumming Circle every month on the 1st and 3rd Sundays and drum your way to less stress and more tranquility!! Our drum circle is open to everyone, whether or not you have ever drummed before! Bring your own handheld percussion instrument or use one of ours! Handheld instruments include Bodhráns, Djembes, bongos, congas, maracas, bones, Caxixi, claves, tambourines, spoons, shakers, rainsticks, rattles, bells, and so much more! Found objects make great percussion instruments ~ be inventive! Within two hours, we’ll learn a few basics, build on what we’ve learned in our past Drumming Circle events (as the year moves forward!), find our natural rhythms with percussion instruments, and turn UP the volume of stress relief in our lives! What a great way to refocus negativity and stress into positive energy! Space is limited, so please click “attend” so that we can have an accurate count! Our Drumming Circle events are free, but we encourage generous donations ~ Logan Street Sanctuary (LSS) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) cultural arts organization. 
More info. click here

“Loving Large” Exhibit of the HCAA Juried Artist Members
February 5-March 23, Monday-Friday 8-4:30
Noblesville City Hall/South Corridor
16 S 10th St., Noblesville
FREE!
BIG paintings by our Juried Artist members who LOVE to create in a LARGE style.
More info. click here

Wednesday Art Classes
February 7, 14, 21, 28
Caravan Classes Studio
92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville In. 46060
PreK/K and 3 & 4s 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. click here
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Art for Ages 3 & 4
Ages 3 & 4 will explore a variety of mediums each week by participating in activities, creative play.  click here
1:30-2:30 Homeschool Art for ages 6-11 click here
4:00-5:00 After-school Art for ages 6-11 click here
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. click here
6:30-7:30p.m. Adult Art Class
Students will choose a subject and medium working progressively with instruction along the way. click here
More info: email caravanclasses@gmail.com or call 765-557-1969

The Vagina Monologues
February 8, 9, & 10: Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
$20 at the door
Every year, Logan Street Sanctuary (LSS) hosts Prevail, Inc’s fundraiser performances of The Vagina Monologues. The play features local performers and is a wonderful event for a good cause ~ supporting Prevail, Inc’s efforts to both raise awareness about Domestic Violence and end Domestic Violence forever. Tickets and times are available on Prevail, Inc’s website at https://prevailinc.org/.
Emily Wasonga will also be selling her international cuisine food plates to make your evening complete!
Logan Street Sanctuary (LSS)is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) cultural arts organization. You can donate any amount when you arrive (cash, check, Square) or in advance securely online here: https://squareup.com/store/LSS/ (Click “Shop” then select “Donations” from the drop-down list). Your annual LSS memberships (go to  https://squareup.com/store/LSS/  (Click “Shop” then select “Annual Support for LSS” from the drop-down list) and your donations help us host special events for our community.
More info about The Vagina Monologues click here

Date Night Drop Off!  
February 14
Caravan Classes Studio
92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville In. 46060

$28/child
Caravan Classes is teaming up with us to offer Date Night Drop Off! Your kids can have artsy fun at Caravan Classes while at Nickel Plate Arts enjoying artist-led art projects for two, live performances by local musicians, writers, and performers, a wine/beer bar, hor d’oeuvres, and more.! 
Registration required – call 317-452-3690
More details click here

Valentine’s Clay for Couples
February 15th, 6:30-8pm
The Dwelling Place Art Studio, located in Nickel Plate Arts’ Atlanta Studio Space
165 E Main Street, Atlanta, IN 46031 (second floor)
$45/couple, all supplies included
Looking for a fun, creative way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart? Join Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artist Sarah Albert in this class made for two! Enjoy a memorable Valentine’s Date as you and your ‘special someone’ create a beautiful clay wall hanging. You’ll be able to customize your clay project to fit the theme and design that will look best in your home! All materials will be supplied in this class for ages 21 and up. Price is per couple. Projects will be hand-built in studio and then fired and glazed by instructor; items will be available for pickup within 2 weeks of class date.
More info: click here

Mommy & Me Clay Date
February 17th, 1:30-3:30pm
The Dwelling Place Art Studio, located in Nickel Plate Arts’ Atlanta Studio Space
165 E Main Street, Atlanta, IN 46031 (second floor)
$45/pair ($10 extra for each additional child), all supplies included
Here at Nickel Plate Arts, we like to give everyone a chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and Studio Artist Sarah Albert has a great opportunity for local moms to celebrate creatively with their little sweethearts. Mommas, bring your favorite little artist(s) to our Atlanta workspace (above Mr. Muffins’ Trains) to create beautiful flower vases together.Projects will be hand-built in studio, then fired and glazed by instructor. Items will be available for pickup within 2 weeks of class date. All materials supplied in ticket price. $45/couple applies to mother and one child; each additional child will incur a $10 charge (see details on registration page). Open to ages 3 and up.
More info. click here

Charcoal Workshop
February 19th, 6:30-8pm
The Dwelling Place Art Studio, located in Nickel Plate Arts’ Atlanta Studio Space
165 E Main Street, Atlanta, IN 46031 (second floor)
$30/person, all supplies included
Join Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artist Sarah Albert for a charcoal drawing class in our Atlanta Workspace. This class will explore the realistic charcoal drawing techniques used by the masters for years! This class is perfect for both beginner and intermediate drawing students. All supplies included; open to students ages 12 and up.
More info. click here

Fourth Friday Young Songwriters Series
February 23, 7-10pm
Logan Street Sanctuary
$5 requested donation at the door
Our new Fourth Friday Young Songwriters Series occurs on the Fourth Friday of every month, $5 at the door to support youth arts in our community. We are very excited to welcome young songwriters to the LSS stage for an evening of original music.
February: jazz duet, Ben Eger and Alec Kosla (Noblesville High School students).
More info. click here

2018 edition of The Polk Street Review Book Launch Celebration
February 24, 6-10 p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
Donations Welcome
The Polk Street Review is an annual anthology that celebrates Noblesville with three categories: images, song lyrics/poetry, and prose. There is one simple rule for submissions: they must be either submitted by people with a connection to Noblesville or the submission content must be connected to Noblesville.
The book was founded by two Noblesville authors, Kurt A. Meyer and Bill Kenley, who continue to be involved as consultants, authors, and fundraisers; LSS took over publication in 2017. The popular book launch in February is one of LSS’s annual Signature Events, and we look forward to the 2018 The Polk Street Review book launch celebration on February 24, 2018, where Ribbon Prizes will be awarded for: Merit Award (Best in Book), 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and (2) Honorable Mentions in each category. Pre-order YOUR book(s) TODAY at $20 each paid via Square (https://squareup.com/store/LSS/item/pre-order-editon-the-polk-street-review). The pre-order payment receipt guarantees your copy/copies, which you can pick up at the book launch.
More information about our annual The Polk Street Review publication is available at http://loganstreetsanctuary.org/the-polk-street-review
Logan Street Sanctuary (LSS) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) cultural arts organization. Your annual LSS memberships (go to  https://squareup.com/store/LSS/  (Click “Shop” then select “Annual Support for LSS” from the drop-down list) and your donations help us host special events for our community. You can donate any amount when you arrive (cash, check, Square) or in advance securely online here: https://squareup.com/store/LSS/ (Click “Shop” then select “Donations” from the drop-down list).
More info. click here

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, shopping on-line on the HCAA Facebook shop page (if available), or by contacting the HCAA.
More info. click here

 

Kristi Rowe
krowe@nickelplatearts.org