MAKING THE OLD INTO NEW
Take note of our stylish curbside signage next time you arrive at artCentral, located in our quiet neighborhood on our spreading campus at 1110 East Thirteenth Street. Perched above our distinctive logo in our signature green and white, you’ll find “artCentral Carthage”. Suspended below you’ll see a brand new shingle swaying through the pampus grass donated by Jackie Boyer.
At the behest of Eric Haun, President, and our Board of
Directors, Robin Wampler of Dynamic Signs & Graphix has created and installed our new shingle reading “HYDE HOUSE”—a lovely declaration of our delight with having this beautiful, historic house as our home for exhibiting and fostering the arts.
As with many of our historic Carthage homes, cherishing an old structure is about continually making the Old into New, while keeping the best of the past. This is true with our new signage which swings from the freshly painted, old iron stanchion that for years displayed our time-and-weather-worn wooden sign now retired to the Pottery House.
On your next visit, when entering our driveway with a view to the Pottery House and our Great Wall, pause a moment and look up.
For the continuing upkeep and care of Hyde House, we are grateful to UMB in Kansas City, particularly Janet Keefer our liaison, who manages the Trust set up by Katherine Hyde to preserve her family home.
Also, a grateful Thank You! to Ron Hill for his hours of powerwashing—restoring our grand dame to her former splendor.
Appreciation additionally to Dewey Sheets for his meticulous grooming of our big old trees, keeping them healthy and beautiful through all seasons.
While we enjoy the support of our Trust and the good work of our local service providers, the multiplicity of artCentral’s in-house happenings and outreach programs are supported by Members and Artists, Grantors and Underwriters—you, the good folks of Carthage and our surrounding communities—who value art and culture, both the old and the new.
A special Thank You! to Crackpot Gallery & Art Studio and to Southwest Missouri Bank, generous Underwriters for our September Exhibition: Collective Perspectives and the Opening Reception at 6pm on Friday, September 11th. Join us for a festive evening celebrating the stunning canvas-to-clay works of collaborators Tom Jones and Brent Skinner. The public is invited. Admission is free. Donations are always welcome. For more information, please call (417) 358-4404.
artCentral’s artCache is coming in September! Old art made New just for you.