Since you don’t always have the ability to get to Nickel Plate Arts gallery locations physically, we thought we’d bring our current works on display to you!
Let the arts awaken passions during these cold, dark winter months! Let our local artists inspire you with feelings of affection and romance through painting, pottery, and poetry. “Love, Lust, and Poetry” will be on display for the first two months of 2021, so make sure to awaken your desire for artistic inspiration! This exhibit will open to the public on January 13th and run through February 27th.
Michael McGarvey’s January showcase is called “Naturally Elementary, my dear Art!,” which includes his works from his youth through 2020. Michael’s mom saw his spark for art and decided to take him twice a week to special art classes from a family friend. Michael continued to create through adulthood. Even after a severe accident in 2018, involving both of Michael’s arms, he still wanted to keep creating. His exhibit includes paintings, pen and ink pieces, and 3D objects. “I feel good making people smile or seeing them [enjoy my art].”
From January through March, Sydney’s collection will be showcased in the Meyer Najem Gallery located on the second floor at 11787 Lantern Road in Fishers, Indiana. The show will be called “The Collected Works of Sydney McQuade otto” and is just that – an exhibition of her mysterious and evocative abstract expressionist works. Although her paintings follow no particular conventions, her work can be recognized by the soft melding of color. Texture, the use of light, and paintings that emanate emotion are all elements threaded throughout her body of work. “I create because I have no conscious choice. It is who I am. I am at my best when surrounded by my playthings doing what I love.” A reception will be announced in the near future.
From January through March, Dan’s collection will be showcased in the Hub & Spoke Design Center’s Nickel Plate Arts Gallery located on the first floor at 8100 E. 106th in Fishers, Indiana. The show will be called “New Works by Dan Howell” and will feature recent pieces that emphasize Dan’s interest in the contrast of natural images to geometric patterns derived from nature. A virtual reception will be announced soon.
From January through March, Stuart’s collection will be showcased on both floors of dining area of Four Day Ray Brewing located on the first floor at 11671 Lantern Road in Fishers, Indiana. The show will be called “Bouts…and Beyond.” “Each self-portrait depicts a different version of myself (who I am and who I want to be) wearing boxing gloves,” says Stuart. Other works include portraits that illustrate his experiences and relationships he has obtained over the past year. A reception date will be announced soon.