A Great Creative Debate by Stuart Sayger & Aili McGill at Nickel Plate Arts

A Great Creative Debate by Stuart Sayger & Aili McGill at Nickel Plate Arts

Nov22 - 262022

107 S. 8th St., Noblesville, IN 46060

From Wed-Fri 12-5pm; Sat 10am-5pm

At Nickel Plate Arts: The Stephenson House

107 S. 8th St., Noblesville, IN 46060

Free

Les Reinhardt / (317) 452-3690, info@nickelplatearts.org

Muscled, spandex-clad superheroes versus fuzzy bunnies in striped sweaters.
Moonlit, gritty city rooftops versus sunny meadows.
Dark, moody character studies versus colorful, detailed botanical studies.

These are the artistic battles waged daily in the Sayger-McGill Household. Aili McGill and Stuart Sayger met in 2013 and initiated a creative debate that has endured nearly 10 years. 

Sayger is an internationally celebrated illustrator, working primarily in comic books, known for projects such as “Lego: Bionicle,” “Kiss: Zombies,” as well as his own comic book series “Shiver in the Dark” and many other titles. He’s known for his moody, atmospheric style that combines mixed media drawings with computer coloring and effects.

McGill’s illustration career began at age 13, submitting drawings to the Fortville Community Shopper newspaper. She published her first children’s book The Owl and the Pussycat Went to Sea in 2016 and produced a collection of comics called “The Misadventures of a Bad Bunny” in 2021. McGill loves studying nature in her work, utilizing bright watercolors and oil pastels in many of her pieces.

Even though their styles vary wildly, the two have been drawing creative inspiration and strength from each other throughout their relationship.

Explore their artwork and the products of their creative debates throughout the month of November in the Stephenson House. 

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J.C. Seig
jseig@nickelplatearts.org