COMMUNITY AT OUR BEST
At our last Friday opening reception for Lowell and April Davis and their amazing “Dad and Daughter Dynamic Duo” exhibition, artCentral at Hyde House shines as a non-profit art community at our best with everyone playing a heartfelt part.
In our beautiful vintage kitchen Judy Goff creates and presents delights for our festive table which David Matthews, prepitor, graces with another of his delightful installations—this one centered with an exquisite Lowell Davis doe and faun bronze sculpture on loan from the collection of Ida Ruth Locarni.
April arrives with her effervescent smile and her ever joyful spirit. Lowell, wearing his signature cat hat, appears ready to sign his books which he sprinkles with snippets of witty conversation. Rose, Lowell’s lovely wife in a chic printed frock, brings a large bowl of delicious Filipino buns to share.
Offering an array of beverages, Alex Boyer and Pat Goff greet guests coming through our spring green door. David Matthews encourages visitors as they fill out tickets for a chance to take home the exhibition’s door prize—“Old Memories”, a Lowell and April collaborative painting presented as a framed giclée. “Old Memories”, donated by Lowell and April for the benefit of artCentral, remains on display until the exhibition’s May 14th conclusion, when a fortunate recepient’s name will be drawn. (Be sure to drop your ticket in the pottery vase when you visit the galleries.)
Throughout the evening Janet Evans and board members Jackie Boyer and Helen Kunze are fully engaged as they assist patrons with purchases and lend hands in the kitchen. Me, I’m totally blissed, for every time I twirl around someone’s handing me an envelope filled with their contribution as a new or renewing member of artCentral.
Membership donations are the heart that sustains and strengthens artCentral’s work on behalf of art and artists throughout our region. Won’t you too become a supporting member of our art loving community? Help us keep the arts alive and thriving so the story of our cultural commitment stretches far while we nurture kids at artCamp, celebrate our artists and learn to see and sense with true visionary skill. Your presence and your participation keep artCentral a community at our best!
See April and Lowell’s “Dad and Daughter: Dynamic Duo” at Hyde House, 1110 East Thirteenth in Carthage, during gallery hours through May 14: Fridays & Saturdays 12:00-5:00, Sundays 1:00-5:00. All other days call (417) 358-4404 to schedule a visit. The public is invited. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.