Art has been with us every day, every week, every month of this last year. Art connects us to our past and brings truth and beauty to our present. Art prepares us and leads us toward our future.
Art comes from our spirits and whispers to our souls.
Art rallies us when we are low. Art carries us toward recovery.
Art leads us out of our troubles and shows us our way forward.
Art is love. Art is powerful. Art is like the very best kind of hug, the most tender kiss.
Art is that comforting, gentle hand upon a trembling shoulder. Art soothes us when we ache and gives solace when we grieve. Art gives us strength when we are fearful. Art gives us hope when we are discouraged.
Art lifts us. Art sustains us. Art is a bouquet that causes our hearts to sing.
Art is love. Love is at the center of artCentral—the love of art and artists and the community where we create and live and work and play and raise our families and celebrate our friends.
Art is about coming to the end of a hard road and knowing that by grace and determination we have endured and are ready to go forward with renewed commitment to cherish the miracle and beauty of the lives we are given to live and to celebrate the art we are compelled to create and share.
In the year before us artCentral has great love and great art to share. Please join with us at Hyde House for artCentral’s joy-filled celebrations of the gifts of living, loving and creating. CDC protocols are observed to keep us all safe and healthy.
Through March 13, 2021: This year’s opening exhibition, KALEIDOSCOPE, continues at Hyde House showcasing members of the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition. Gallery Hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 12:00-5:00 p.m. at 1110 East Thirteenth Street in Carthage.
June 4 – July 17: Annual Juried Membership Exhibition: underwritten by McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation
July 5-9 and 12-16: Virtual Summer Arts Camp for Youth in partnership with the Neosho Arts Council
August 6 – September 18: Richard and Debbie Reed: METAMORPHOSIS: Mixed Media Exhibition underwritten by Schmidt CPAs and Advisors.
October 1 – December 4: Lori Marble and Jo Mueller: PIECED TOGETHER: Mixed Media Exhibition underwritten by Old Missouri Bank.
October 1 – December 4: Silent Auction Fundraiser: SMALL WORKS | GREAT WONDERS: 5x7 Canvases created and donated by artCentral Artists underwritten by Old Missouri Bank.
October 1 – December 4: Fundraiser: artCentral’s signature limited edition SCARLET AMARYLISS underwritten by Old Missouri Bank.
For 2021, all year through, artCentral will bring grand art to our small town!
Art at artCentral is preparing us and leading us toward our future. Mark your calendars now and come join us for our new and exciting year before us!
Art is an essential component in any healthy, vibrant community, especially greater Carthage. You can't spell Carthage without "art"! Art turns us toward the light and wonder and renewal.