artCentral is especially honored and truly grateful to receive the support of our local Carthage Community Foundation (CCF) in affiliation with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO).
The mission of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks—to enhance the quality of life in the CFO region—is pursued through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration and public leadership—connecting passion to purpose and returning more than $400 million in grants and distributions since the CFO’s founding in 1973.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks helps individuals and organizations accomplish their goals by facilitating charitable giving, scholarships and grantmaking. Governed by community volunteers, the CFO is run by a professional staff that serves a 58-county network of donors, affiliate foundations, nonprofit partners and professional advisors through more than 3,000 charitable funds.
The mission of the Carthage Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in Carthage through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration and public leadership. Since the founding of CCF on May 24, 1999, the Foundation has distributed more than $9,568,913.00 in grants to our community.
In the spring grants round the Board of Directors of Carthage Community Foundation (CCF) approved for artCentral a grant of $2,500 to provide operational stop gap support due to Covid-19 funding shortfalls.
The generous, life safer CCF grant means that artCentral will continue to employ the leadership and guidance of our directorial staff; that pressing operational obligations can be fulfilled and that the reinstatement of full programming can proceed successfully.
This CCF grant means that artCentral can continue to give to our community vibrant outreach art like the painted Maple Leaf Parade Route water hydrants that celebrate Carthage as the Maple Leaf City of America. This CCF grant will help support art like the free-to-the-public Sculptural Spectacular that lifted our hearts and souls to look up and carry on through the past long winter. This CCF grant will help support the spring and summer Screen-Free Saturday artCamps that nurture the creativity of our youth and provide income for their art instructors. The CCF grant will help support a full year of exhibition opportunities in Hyde House and in artCentral’s two Carthage outreach Satellite Galleries that gather in and share the creations of our local and regional artists. This CCF grant will help support dozens of hardworking artists by giving them encouragement and possibilities for realized income to hang on after times have been tough.
Please come to Hyde House and see what artCentral is able to do with the support of the $2,500.00 granted this spring by the Carthage Community Foundation. Please come visit artCentral’s Annual Membership Exhibition showcasing forty regional artists displaying their awe-inspiring talents. View how they make their art and express their passions to give meaning to our lives and to make our world a better and more beautiful place for all of us even in uncertain times.
The Exhibition opens at noon on Friday, June 4, 2021, and will continue through July 17. Weekend Gallery Hours during the Membership Exhibition are Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00-5:00 p.m. and other times by appointments made at (417) 358-4404.
Also made possible by the Carthage Community Foundation’s $2,500.00 grant is the rotation into artCentral’s two Satellite Galleries of paintings from the most recent Hyde House exhibition. Exciting artworks from Philip Ledbetter’s PAINT in MOTION exhibition are now available for viewing and purchase during business hours at The Atrium Art Gallery at the Sirloin Stockade, 1027 West Central Avenue, and in the Foyer Gallery at the Carthage Public Library, 612 South Garrison Avenue, in Carthage.
artCentral is deeply grateful to our Carthage Community Foundation (CCF) in affiliation with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for this spring grant that will help us to fulfill our mission to promote, exhibit, teach and foster the appreciation of fine arts in our community.