If you don’t always have the ability to get to Nickel Plate Arts gallery locations physically, we can bring our current works on display to you!
The healing power of creating is soothing to the soul and opens our hearts and minds to others. Art is an important tool that many of turn to to process our emotions, explore our fears, and rediscover our strengths.
Artists share the projects that helped them make it through a hard time, that express the importance of the arts, or that have helped to uplift someone they care about. Step into an exhibit that heals.
Michael McGuire is definitely a #miracleartist – and his introduction to art was not one that most people experience. Prior to October 10, 2015, Michael traveled for his medical sales job, working long hours, and focusing on his career and his family. But at 3 a.m. on that date, he awoke confused and not speaking clearly. Megan, his wife, drove him to the emergency room.
After a CT scan, the doctor said Michael had bleeding on his brain. He was transferred to a neurology intensive care unit and diagnosed with Dural Venous Sinus Thrombosis. Two days later, he was rushed into emergency surgery to reduce severe swelling and pressure on his brain. A portion of his skull was removed and the surgery saved his life. However, after his brain injury, Michael developed Aphasia.
During an Aphasia support group at Butler University, Michael picked up a paintbrush. He had never considered his artistic potential. A paintbrush was new to him, but something happened when he began to use it – he discovered his hidden talent and a creative eye for color. Megan, his wife, says that his ability to paint such beautiful artwork is simply amazing, and a true blessing!
Michael has been painting for about twelve years now, largely in acrylic media on canvas. He draws inspiration from many different things, painting whatever he is thinking or feeling. While his passion is abstract art, his body of work includes contemporary, still life, faith-based and nature-themed works.
Michael J. McGuire’s exhibit, #miracleartist, is on exhibit in the Stephenson House on the Nickel Plate Arts campus from May 6 through 28. The gallery is free and open to the public Wednesday-Friday 12pm to 5pm and Saturday from 10am-5pm. Meet Michael in-person at his reception on May 20 from 5pm-8pm at Nickel Plate Arts.
Nickel Plate Arts is thrilled to announce a joint showcase, “NEIGHBORS”, in the Meyer Najem 2nd Floor Gallery from April 18 through June 27. After being postponed twice in the last two years due to the pandemic, this show will finally happen!
NEIGHBORS will feature the work of Artists Craig Mullins and Sherry Haines…..actual next door neighbors. Both are graduates of Ball State University with Craig obtaining a Bachelor of Architecture degree and Sherry graduating with a Masters in Art Education after undergraduate work at Taylor University.
Craig’s work features landscape paintings of Midwest subjects and travels to the Southwest as well as his favorite graphic subjects. Sherry’s work also features landscape paintings from recent travels to the East Coast and Europe and other favorite subjects.
Mullins & Haines’s exhibit, “NEIGHBORS” is on exhibit at Meyer Najem on the 2nd floor from April 18 through June 27, 2022. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Artwork can be purchased by contacting Nickel Plate Arts or ordering on your phone with the QR codes at the gallery. Meet the artists in-person at their reception on April 29, 2022 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
Meyer Najem is located at 11787 Lantern Road in Fishers.
From April through June, Michelle (Shelley) Feeney’s work will be showcased on both floors of dining areas at Four Day Ray Brewing located at 11671 Lantern Road in Fishers, Indiana.
Her exhibit, “Colors and Textures of the Land” showcases a new finger-painting technique she learned while on a Lilly Creativity Grant to Spain. See her works at Four Day Ray Brewery in Fishers all week long, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. All works will be available for sale and can be ordered online through the QR code on the artwork or by contacting Nickel Plate Arts directly. Meet Shelley at her free public reception on Monday, May 23, 2022 from 4:30pm-7:30pm at Four Day Ray in the brewery.
Click here to read more about Shelley’s exhibit.
Click here to purchase Shelley’s works in our Square Store.