ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION & artCAMP - TRADITIONS TO CHERISH
As we anticipate summer’s arrival, artCamp and our Annual Membership Exhibition and Picnic will fill our galleries, campus and classrooms with traditions we cherish.
Our Membership Exhibition and Picnic begin on Friday, June 12th at 6pm.
Member Artists--deliver your entries on Sunday, June 7th, 1-5 pm!
artCentral’s fifteenth annual artCamp takes place the last two weeks of July: 20-24 and 27-31. Schedules are available at the Library, Cherry’s, Mother Road Coffee and in the Information Box at Hyde House. Pre-registration is required. A full day class (10am-3pm) is $35.00. To sponsor a scholarship call (417) 358-4404.
Our artCamp educators are either recognized working artists, experts in their media, or public and private school teachers. Several are both professional artist and school teacher.
DEB BENTLAGE, recently returned to her Missouri roots, is a successful author of digitally self-published books, currently working on a photographic volume featuring the beauty of Missouri landscapes.
Originally from Kansas, CHERYL CHURCH-SAVING, teaching art at Carthage High School and artCamp for a number of years, is a successful professional artist recognized for her colored pencil drawings, rich in design and color.
APRIL DAVIS, well known in and around Carthage as an accomplished painter and experienced teacher in oil and acrylic, exhibits and teaches frequently throughout southwest Missouri. She’s contributing to our Great Wall mural.
SEAN FITZGIBBON has worked as an artist on the east Coast and throughout the Midwest and has taught frequently at artCamp. Presently he’s working on a graphic novel set in the Crescent Hotel of Eureka Springs.
Art was the emphasis of ANNE-MARIE GAILEY’s Bachelor degree with a minor in Art Education. Her teaching experience includes high school and elementary art programs, artCamp and Spiva.
An award winning artist, CINDY HEAD has shown her colorful, multi-media creations at Rose Gallery, artCentral, the State Capitol, Spiva Center for the Arts and numerous regional Art Walks.
KAHLIE JONES has worked for many summers as an artCamp aide at artCentral. A recent Carthage High School Summa Cum Laude graduate, Kahlie is a talented artist and new instructor at artCamp.
TOM JONES is an accomplished and prolific artist with Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Art Education. He teaches art at Carthage High School, has instructed at many artCamps and will have an artCentral Gallery Exhibition in September.
BETH LAWSON teaches art at Carthage Middle School and is an adjunct professor of art at MSSU. She has taught art in public schools for over a decade and is an experienced artCamp educator.
As a printmaker, SARAH SERIO has exhibited her work in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami. She serves as President of the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition and participates in numerous regional exhibitions.
NICOLE SHAFER, a teacher at Joplin High, enjoys combining teaching with art making and constructing. She will add her experience, enthusiasm and creativity to our artCamp curriculum for the first time this year.
RANDY WRIGHT, a member of artCentral’s artCamp staff since 2000, holds degrees in both studio art and art education. She designs and creates award winning jewelry sold widely through exhibitions and gallery representation.
artCentral artCamp, artCamp instructors and our Annual Membership Exhibition and Picnic—definitely traditions to cherish!