Interactive arts events happening this week

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HCAA HIGH SCHOOL SHOWCASE

Competing for the annual Hamilton County Artists’ Association’s Art Scholarship, high school seniors from the county will show their portfolios’ best work at The Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Fifth St. Exhibit dates and times are 1 to 3 p.m. March 15, 1 to 4 p.m. March 16 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17.

GRASSROOTS MUSIC OPEN JAM

Join Hamilton East Public Library staff from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 13 for an acoustic, family friendly open jam session. Guests will play folk, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, pop or anything else that appeals. Bring your instrument, prepare to sing or just drop in and listen. Registration is not required for this free event but will help determine seating. For more, visit hepl.lib.in.us, or call the adult services department at 317-770-3215.

LUCK O’ THE IRISH CRAFT

From 10 a.m. to noon March 17, join Hamilton East Public Library staff for this family craft day, and make a St. Patrick’s Day-themed craft. For kids in Kindergarten and older. Registration not required.

‘OUR HOMETOWN’ EXHIBIT

Noblesville and its surrounding areas are full of picturesque scenes and happenings. Nickel Plate Arts’ March exhibit, “Our Hometown,” features artwork from area photographers that contemplate the title theme. The exhibit will be on display in the Judge Stone House gallery space through March 31 during normal gallery hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

INTUITIVE ABSTRACT PAINTING CLASS

Nickel Plate Arts and artist Tori Weyers have begun an intuitive abstract painting class, which meets weekly on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. through March 15 at the Judge Stone House Gallery, 107 S. Eighth St. The class will be led by Weyers, is $130 and includes all supplies. Weyers will lead students through abstract painting and mixed media techniques. Class members will explore artistic intuition, find their artistic style, work with acrylic paints, get comfortable working big and mixing colors both on the palette and on the canvas, learn how to work in layers and explore a variety of mark-making tools and mixed-media techniques. To sign up, visit nickelplatearts.org.

The Birdie Gallery at 195 S. Fifth St. will host HCAA’s works from its high school scholarship applicants through March 17. (File photo)

BIRDIE GALLERY DROP-IN STUDIO

The Hamilton County Artists’ Association’s Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Fifth St., is open from 1 to 3 p.m. each Thursday for the public to take part in an open studio session. All are welcome, from novice to experienced, at no cost. Come with your supplies, and create in the company of others. For more, visit hcaa-in.org.

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