Interactive arts events happening this week

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CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS

Learn basic crochet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 at Hamilton East Public Library. Participants will create a small project, which can be used on its own or as the foundation for a larger project. This class will be taught by Emily Wasonga of Love’s Hangover. Registration is required at hepl.lib.in.us.

FIRST FRIDAY

Nourish your appetite for local culture during First Friday at Nickel Plate Arts, from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2. These once-a-month events are packed with essential arts. A cash bar is available, featuring beer and wine from local producers. Explore Nickel Plates Arts’ latest exhibits from artists from a wide variety of backgrounds and styles. Live music will be provided by local band Cadre.

DRUMMING CIRCLE SERIES

Logan Street Sanctuary, 1274 Logan St., holds its drumming circle on the first and third Sundays of each month. The next session is Feb. 4. Everyone is welcome, and no prior drumming experience is required. Guests are encouraged to bring their own handheld percussion instrument. Each session runs from 2 to 4 p.m., and the group will learn drumming basics. For more, visit the Logan Street Sanctuary Facebook page.

An opening reception for Nickel Plate Arts’ “Paint the Town Red” exhibit will take place Feb. 2. Pictured is artwork by Claudia Labin. (Submitted photo)

‘PAINT THE TOWN RED’

Red is the color of love, among many things, so Nickel Plate Arts thought it only appropriate to devote its February exhibit to exploring the color. The “Paint the Town Red” exhibit will showcase the works of Community Artists from the area. Artists from a wide variety of backgrounds and styles will display works in a range of mediums that showcase different shades of red, beginning Feb. 2 and ending Feb. 24. Nickel Plate Arts will host an opening reception at its Noblesville campus, 107 S. Eighth St., from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 with live music, refreshments, drinks and more. After the reception, the exhibit will be on display during normal gallery hours, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through the month.

‘100 DAYS OF ABSTRACTS’

Each month, Nickel Plate Arts presents a showcase of artwork by a local artist or art group inside our Stephenson House Gallery, 107 S. Eighth St. For February, the arts organization welcomes Tori Weyers’ “100 Days of Abstracts” exhibit, a collection of the artist’s works formed during her personal project described in the show title. An opening reception will take be from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit will be open to the public during regular business hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through the month. For more on Weyers and her work, visit drawriot.com.

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