The evening’s guests, arriving up the steps lined with flickering luminaries and bronze chrysanthemums, crossed the expansive front porch to be greeted by artCentral member Alex Boyer who with board president Doug Osborn offered a warm welcome and an array of refreshing beverages. Board members Jackie Boyer and Kalee Vice assisted by former board member Wendi Douglas filled the richly dressed autumnal table with delectables and delights created by the HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE’s four featured artists—Deborah Barnett, Kristin Girard, Brenda Hayes and Jane McCaulley.
In the midst of viewing the art, visiting, sipping and enjoying the table’s offerings, the evening was paused for a few of my director’s comments and thank you’s given to artCentral’s HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE underwriter, board members, the fifty-eight contributing artists and all those attending and supporting the artists while shopping.
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE artist and professional vocalist Deborah Barnett was joined by her husband Max Barnett on guitar and beautiful songbird of a daughter Sarah Grantham Manzer in a spirited rendition of Route 66.
Continuing their artful conversations and Silent Auction bid making, inspired guests returned to purchasing art for the fortunate recipients on their gift lists.
Installed by artCentral’s talented art-handling prepitor David Greenwood-Mathé, in the foyer and large main gallery, the Silent Auction’s fifty-seven small artworks danced around the walls and on pedestal perches in company with their individual bid sheets. Each work of art—painting, photograph, assemblage, clay or porcelain—was created and donated by an artCentral artist in support of artCentral’s annual SMALL WORKS|GREAT WONDERS fundraising event which continues through Friday, December 3.
All the Silent Auction art is available for viewing and bidding 24/7 online at https://www.facebook.com/ArtcentralCarthage/photos_albums and artcentralcarthage.org as well as in Hyde House during weekend gallery hours, Fridays and Saturdays, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
With deep gratitude for their contributions artCentral extends out great appreciation to the 2022 Silent Auction artists: Sally Armstrong, Joan Banks, Deborah Barnett, Andrew Batcheller, Pat Baxter, Eric Beezley, Karolee Blanchard, April Brunner-Davis, Sydney Byers, Cheryl Church, Ginger Copeland, Jill Cornett, Kristin Girard, Alice Lynn Greenwood-Mathé, David Greenwood-Mathé, Al Gritten, Brenda Hayes, Stacy Heydt, Sierra Joy Hicks, Barbara Hicklin, Nina Johnston, Beth Kang, Janice Kinman, Melody Knowles, Helen Kunze, Linda Mae Kyger, Lori Marble, Jane McCaulley, Jesse McCormick, Connie Miller, Margie Moss, Janice Myers, Mary L. Parks, Sandra Parrill, Curt Penland, Tyla Marie Raredon, Debbie Reed, Richard Reed, Emily Rose, Brenda Molesworth Sageng, Debbie Southard, Kathleen Studebaker, Bev Sturgis, Kerry Sturgis, Andy Thomas, Linda Teeter, Angela Thomas, Clint Thornton, Mary L. Thornton, Lora Waring and Marilyn York.
For this HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE artCentral is again offering elegant, scarlet Amaryllis bulbs cultivated to bloom through the holidays. They are presented this year in unique, artist-made clay planters bedecked with festive bows. Modestly priced at $30.00 each, this year’s Amaryllis edition is limited, so put your order in soon at (417) 358-4404 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds are dedicated to artCentral’s work on behalf of the art and artists that enrich the cultural life of Carthage and our neighboring communities.
Through December 3, visit the HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE at Hyde House. See how the artists of artCentral are celebrating with pocket-friendly giftable art for this beautiful season! Come! Bring your gift list! You will find your Holiday shopping at artCentral will be a smashing success!