UPCYCLING THE OLD
RETROforward! is all about reaching back and taking what was and repurposing the old into new. We’re doing this big time at artCentral with a series of Free RETROforward! Workshops.
Join us at artCentral this Saturday, 2 to 4, for SweatersUpcyled—a fun, creative experience in the Galleries of our elegant Hyde House.
Brenda's downright friendly with all materials fiber and loves sharing her skills while encouraging us to tap into our own creativity. Bring your scissors and old sweaters, if you have any. Brenda will have plenty of extras. Workshop space is limited. Register today online at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (417) 358-4404.
Friday night, just past, opened our RETROforward! Exhibition showcasing twenty-four artCentral artists and their eclectic, imaginative and accomplished collection with works fabricated from old and new media. The festive Reception featured create-your-own sundaes à la Judy Goff, candlelit tables by Cindy Chilton, hospitality by Jane VanDenBerg and Pat Goff and jazz stylings by Tristan Royster. Thank you to Beimdiek Insurors, our generous underwriter, and to all our members and guests, who viewed the Exhibit, toured Hyde House and purchased art during this candlelit evening. We send out special welcomes to our new Members who joined artCentral over the weekend. We value your support and look forward to having you with us often. Come again soon!
If you missed the Opening please drop in through Sunday, April 26th, during Gallery Hours (Friday and Saturday, 12- 5; Sunday 1- 5), or call (417-358-4404) for a visit at another time. We have art for your walls, shelves and tabletops. We also have a small artist-made canoe, upcycled vintage lamps, a crafted love seat and a clever table. You just may discover a special creation to enhance your own environment.
Friday’s Opening was followed by Saturday’s hands-on artCentralEDIBLES workshop with Amanda Stone, teaching us that RETRO food is in again! This RETROforward! delightful mom, food guru and freelance writer for the Joplin Globe, with her characteristic charm, culinary skill and effervescent sparkle, put an upcycled twist to the quiche recipe in artCentral’s Palettes and Palates cookbook then whipped up other health-conscious brunch delights including hearty bread, five-minute jellies, Chocolate Almond Butter (Nutella knockoff) and Coffee Creamers flavored as mock Bailey’s, Coconut and Cinnamon Roll. Much enthusiastic sampling ensued as take-home recipes were passed around and participants agreed they were inspired to try their own new spins on old standards.