At Hyde House, our home on the hill, a party is in the making and you’re on our guest list!
In 2015 artCentral celebrates our 30th Anniversary serving Art and Artists in Carthage and far beyond our corner of southwest Missouri. As artCentral’s new DirectorCurator, I invite you to join us for our RETROforward! year of festivities - cherishing our rich past as we stretch into our shining future.
Our new calendar is already full with Exhibitions and Opening Receptions showcasing a glittering array of artists including Joplin Regional Artists Coalition (JRAC), Frank Young, students participating in Art Feeds in Carthage, Andrew Batcheller, Tom Jones and Brent Skinner, Rebecca and Bill Perry, as well as Diana and Jim Bray.
Koka Art Gallery and Cherry’s Custom Framing and Art Gallery have already stepped up to sponsor February’s JRAC show. During January we’re inviting our other supporting Underwriters to select an exhibit to sponsor for our 2015 season.
This year we’re adding several artCentralSATURDAYS, when small people come to scavenger hunt on the lawn, sample a mini-artCamp class, play I Spy! in the Galleries and enjoy refreshments on our spacious porch. Shirley and Scott Hoenshell of S&S COMPUTERS are enthusiastically underwriting this new adventure! Also for younger folks, we’ll host our annual artCamp in July.
For grownups we’ll offer an enticing spectrum of Workshops and Classes led by artCentral artists and pros. These artful opportunities will include Wordsmiths and Readers, Easels and Edibles, MudPuppies and FiberArtists, Tai Chi and Yoga.
As more activities are added, we’ll keep you up-to-date with our new media platform including our new website www.artcentralcarthage.org and our presence on Facebook (ArtCentralCarthage) and Twitter @artcentralcarth.
After our pause for winter renovations, we’ll launch our spring season with Passion, an exhibit featuring the works of regional JRAC artists. The Opening Reception will begin at 6:00pm, Friday, February 20th. All artCentral Members and the public are invited. Admission is free.
As artCentral’s sparkling offerings keep our lights burning brightly, we’ll be waiting for you to come and join our party. Just travel east on 13th Street to reach our shining glow. During all Exhibitions, our galleries are open weekend afternoons and other times by appointment.
To volunteer and for more information, you can easily reach me at (417) 358-4404 or by email at email@example.com. I look forward to welcoming you soon!