May 2017 Featured Partner Events

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May 2017 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: Tom Slack
May 1 – 31, viewing Monday – Friday during 8am – 5pm business hours
Meyer-Najem Construction, 11787 Lantern Road, Suite 100, 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 from 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. For the month of May, artist Tom Slack will bring his contemporary oils on canvas, capturing the ‘glow’ that so many of us are drawn to in fine art.
More info: click here

 

Noblesville Visitor’s Center Art Exhibit: Walt Thacker
May 1-30, Fri.-Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Noblesville Visitor’s Center
FREE!
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: click here

Building Buttercream Skills
May 1, 6-8 p.m.
Noblesville Hobby Lobby
$35
You will build skills you can use for all decorating projects, from cupcakes to cakes for any occasion.  Whether you are new to decorating, have been decorating for years or even just refreshing from a previous Wilton Method Course, when you have completed Course 1, you will be proud of the new techniques you’ve learned and ready to showcase them on your next project.
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Hamilton County High School Students’ Art
May 4-26, Thurs/Fri., 12-4 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m-4 p.m.
The Birdie Gallery of HCAA
Free
An Exhibit of the portfolios of art students attending Hamilton County High Schools.  This is an opportunity to view the promise of future artists and the dedication to their dreams and visions. Reception on Sunday, May 7, 2-4 p.m
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Flowers and Cake Design
May 4, 6-8 p.m.
Noblesville Hobby Lobby
$35
You will work with royal icing, the ideal medium to use when creating flowers and decorations in advance. You will develop core skills to make many varieties of flowers, such as pansies, lilies and The Wilton Rose. Whether you are new to decorating, have been decorating for years or even just refreshing from a previous Wilton Method Course, when you have completed Course 2, you will be proud of the new techniques you’ve learned and ready to showcase them on your next project.
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Oil Painting with Rodney Reveal
May 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
$35/session or 4/$130
Learn the art of oil painting with Studio Artist Rodney Reveal! Rodney will guide you through the process of creating an oil painting in his signature style. This is a great class for beginners and more advanced students who are looking to brush up on oil painting techniques! Supplies are included, but students may also bring additional supplies, if desired. Take all four sessions or drop-in! 
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Watercolor Painting with Anna Afshar
Thursdays, May 11-25, 6-9 p.m.
$35/session or 4/$130
Nickel Plate Arts
The nature and essence of watercolor is in its spontaneity, the swift seizure of a single impression. Learn the techniques of watercolor painting from a pro! Local artist Anna Afshar admires, paints and teaches watercolors that are spontaneous and free, and infuses the viewers with the feeling of what they see. Through various projects, Anna will cover most watercolor techniques, how to use different materials, as well as some basics of color theory, drawing, perspective and composition. Students will work from photos, still life, and on location (weather permitting). Take all four sessions or drop-in! All painting skills levels are welcome. Supply kits will be available for purchase at Prizm, the Artist’s Supply Store.
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Tom Slack Reception at Meyer-Najem
Friday, May 12th, 6-8pm 
Meyer-Najem Construction, 11787 Lantern Road, Suite 100, 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 from 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. For the month of May, artist Tom Slack will bring his contemporary oils on canvas, capturing the ‘glow’ that so many of us are drawn to in fine art. Nickel Plate Arts will host an artist reception for this show on Friday, May 12th from 6-8pm, open to the public. Light refreshments and drinks will be served, and most works of art will be for sale.
For more information, contact Rachael O’Dell at rodell@nickelplatearts.org.
Event link: http://bit.ly/2owbAGI

Ken Yates Concert
May 7, 7 p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
$12 suggested donation
One of our favorite Canadians ~ and one of our favorite songwriters ~ Ken Yates returns to the LSS stage! This is Ken’s ONLY Indiana appearance, so don’t miss it! Ken Yates has steadily grown a reputation as one of the country’s brightest singer/songwriters. His sound offers the complete package—unforgettable melodies, emotionally charged storytelling, and top-notch guitar chops—all gloriously displayed on Yates’ new album, Huntsville. Choosing to name Huntsville after a song he’d written about a small northern Ontario town is a further indication of Yates’ musical vision. “It’s a place that I love,” he says. “A lot of the songs were inspired by what you could say was a northern Ontario landscape, but that song in particular is about leaving everything behind, traveling up north and staying there. After I wrote the line, ‘If them mornings don’t shine how you like, find a night to dream into,’ I felt like it represented the whole album in way, which is why I decided to make it the title track.” Ken Yates is a rare example of someone who, from the beginning, had clear intentions when he embraced the troubadour life, and the combined drive and talent to make it a reality. With Huntsville, he has now closed the chapter on those early days, and is ready to open a new and exciting one, without any limits holding back his artistic ambition. Check out Ken at http://www.kenyates.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kenyatesmusic1/
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Fishers Arts Council Art in City Hall: Indiana Artists Centennial Exhibition: Celebrating 100 Years of Fine Art
May 10 – June 30, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Fishers City Hall
FREE
Fishers Arts Council presents the work of local Indiana Artists with the help of Pam Newell. “Indiana Artists Centennial Exhibition: Celebrating 100 Years of Fine Art” brings top-notch artwork to Fishers City Hall in this free show. Further details pending.
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
May 11 & 12, 7 p.m.                                   May 13, 4 p.m.
Fishers HS Auditorium                            Nickel Plate Amphitheater
$5                                                                  FREE
You are invited to an enchanted evening of theatre. Join us for a performance of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Food trucks will present at the Nickel Plate Amphitheater performance.

HeART of Tipton
May 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tipton, Indiana
FREE!
Save the Date! The 2017 HeART of Tipton Festival opens at 10am with the Diana Theatre Mural Unveiling & Dedication happening at 10:30am! Art Tent, Entertainment Stage, Authorama! Author Fair, Face Painter, Balloon Twister, Quilt Show, self guided tour of a collection of paintings by artists from the Indiana Artists Colony from Brown County, Food Booths! Event will take place in Downtown Tipton on Court & Madison Streets & at the Tipton County Public Library. Mural Dedication will take place at the Diana Theatre on Independence Street. Spread the word!
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Second Saturday Songwriters Showcase
May 13, 7 p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
$12 suggested donation
Every Second Saturday of the month, we welcome a few singer-songwriters to the LSS stage for a fun in-the-round style concert. We’ll be announcing May’s Second Saturday Songwriters Showcase line up soon, so stay tuned!
More info: click here

2017 NICE Creativity Workshop #1:
May 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Logan Street Sanctuary
$10 per person
We will focus on Harlem (Langston Hughes) and Animal Farm ~ A Fairy Story (George Orwell). Bring the tools of your creativity (any medium of art, music, writing, creating!) and join in our discussion and creative activities to find inspiration for your submissions. Space is limited. Optional follow up creativity meeting on Saturday, May 20, 5-6:30pm (before Adam Carroll concert).  
Mail Entry Form & check (made out to Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc.) to Logan Street Sanctuary or pay via Square Market Link here. 
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Arcadia May Fest  
May 18-21
Featuring Carnival Rides, Flea Market, Arts & Crafts, Food Court, Daily Entertainment and Street Dance, Games and Car & Bike Show. The Arcadia Arts & Heritage Center will begin summer open hours, Saturdays May 20-September 30 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
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Adam Carroll Concert
May 20, 7 p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
$12 suggested donation
A Texas Songwriter born and raised, Adam Carroll takes the events of ordinary lives and turns them into deeply moving, often humorous songs.
Check him out here: http://adamcarroll.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/AdamCarrollMusic/
More info: click here

Christ in the Arts: Gospel Concert & Art Exhibit
May 21, 4-6 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m.)
First Presbyterian Church, Noblesville
1207 Conner Street
Free (A free-will offering will be taken)
This southern gospel concert features His Design Quartet and an Art Exhibit  “Gospel” in Partnership with Nickel Plate Arts. Reception to follow. Free childcare will be provided.
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Dru Griffin and High Country with The Stampede String Band
May 31, 7 p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
$12 suggested donation
A great show! Dru Griffin and High Country are coming to town to play the Hartford Fest in Brown Co so we’re gonna give ’em a spot to play on the way. With special guests, The Stampede String Band.
Check out Dru Griffin and High Country here: https://www.facebook.com/Dru-Griffin-and-High-Country-Colorado-381468825531601/
Check out The Stampede String Band here: https://www.facebook.com/StampedeStringBand/
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Kristi Rowe
krowe@nickelplatearts.org