The Portrait Collective Showcase at Nickel Plate Arts

107 S. 8th St.
Noblesville, IN 46060
(317) 452-3690
Presented By: Nickel Plate Arts
Dates: 12/1/2023, 12/2/2023, 12/6/2023, 12/7/2023, 12/8/2023, 12/9/2023, 12/13/2023, 12/14/2023, 12/15/2023, 12/16/2023, 12/20/2023, 12/21/2023, 12/22/2023, 12/23/2023, 12/27/2023, 12/28/2023, 12/29/2023, 12/30/2023
Time: Wednesday-Friday, 12-5pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm
Price: Free
  • Overview

    Join us for the opening of The Portrait Collective: paintings and drawings by Simona Buna, Brad Fields, Lesley Haflich, Anthony Schillaci, and Stephanie Spay. The pieces in this show are all results of the Hamilton County Artists’ Association’s open studio figure drawing night that occurs most Thursdays at the gallery at 195 S. 5th Street in downtown Noblesville. The group has been investing time each week for the past three years painting and drawing from a live model. These artists use their time with models, usually members of their own community, to hone their observational skills. Throughout their time together, they have found that the more sensitively they could observe the human form, the more inspired they could become to other areas of their work. Painting and drawing directly from life has put them right in front of a visual language that a camera simply cannot translate. The only thing between these artists and their subject is the air between them, and because of this, there is always an inevitable connection. These artists must use their eyes to interpret instead of relying on the camera lens. Honing their skills this way has been a worthy journey and has resulted in the beautiful work that they will be sharing in this exhibit.  

    The Portrait Collective’s exhibit can be seen in the Stephenson House December 1st through 30th. You can meet the artists at December First Friday and during their free public reception on December 7, time coming soon!

    *All information is accurate at the time of posting – content is subject to change.

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