Spring is certainly how our climate feels on a sunshiny day up on Hyde House Hill where new life is emerging as daffodils begin to rise up through winter’s leaf mulch. Inside the walls of artCentral’s light-filled galleries are profusely blooming with colors galore in artCentral’s KALEIDOSCOPE exhibition.
KALEIDOSCOPE, graciously underwritten by The Palms Massage and Day Spa and Cherry’s Custom Framing Art Gallery, is going LIVE in Hyde House from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2021, when the Opening Celebration for this dynamic exhibition will showcase the dazzling creations of 40 members of the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition (JRAC)!
Come to the party! Join in the fun! Learn which artworks juror John Smittle has selected as award winners.
John Smittle’s life in art is the gift he brings with him to artCentral and to KALEIDOSCOPE. From Emporia State University he has a BSE in Art K-12 and an MFA in Drawing and Painting from Pittsburg State University. He taught K-12 art for two years in Onaga, Kansas, and 7-12 art for thirty years in Columbus, Kansas. He is an adjunct art instructor at Labette Community College in Parsons, Kansas. We are very grateful to have John as juror for KALEIDOSCOPE.
For your KALEICOSCOPE viewing pleasure and participation, awesomely talented artCentral board member/techno guru/digital choreographer Wendi Murdock has created an exciting online presentation you will be sure to enjoy.
This arty evening will be hosted by artCentral artists: Alice Lynn Greenwood-Mathé (Executive Director-Curator), David Greenwood-Mathé (Prepitor) and Andrew Batcheller (JRAC board member).
Tune in on artCentral’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ArtcentralCarthage.
The festivities begin with a stunning video presentation featuring each and every artwork one after another in a kaleidoscopic sequence of patterns and elements and images backed by a musical soundtrack. The brilliance and diversity of this collection are exciting and inspiring and soothing, as well.
Taking a virtual tour through all the downstairs and upstairs galleries each artwork will be given a turn to stand in the spotlight as Alice Lynn, David and Andrew share their individual artistic insights and comments. Through the magic of this online event, you, too, can join in the conversation with your questions and observations. In the course of the evening you will likely hear from more than one contributing artist watching from the viewing audience.
The roster of participating artists is truly impressive. Some are well known far beyond our state borders. Others are regional art stars. You may already have their art in your personal collection. (David and I certainly have quite a few in ours!) Some artists are just starting to be recognized, and others are just beginning to exhibit their art. All are worth our attention. They include:
Andrew Batcheller, Eric Beezley, Angel Brame, Diana Bray, Jim Bray, Daria Claiborne, Jane Clark, Ginger Copeland and Liz Darling;
Nancy A. Erwin, Judith Fowler, Alice Lynn Greenwood-Mathé, David Greenwood-Mathé, Al Gritten, Mary Johnson, Tom Jones and Janice Kinman;
Jean Kisling, Melody Knowles, Philip Ledbetter, Lori Marble, Koral Martin, Jane McCaulley, Connie Miller, Dustin Miller and John Mills;
Margie Moss, Jo Mueller, Mary L. Parks, Sandra Parrill, Linda Passeri, Mary Passeri, Tyla Marie Raredon, Emily Rose, Brenda Sageng, Linda Teeter, and Chadan Tomlin.
You will not want to miss a minute or an image as you pick your own favorites. You can even make your purchases as this fast-paced show leads up to the grand finale when ribbons, created by JRAC president Emily Rose and Andrew, will be given to KALEIDOSCOPE award recipients along with cash prizes and surprise gifts from artCentral.
Come to the LIVE on Facebook party. Afterwards, through March 13, 2021, come on up the hill to see all the KALEIDOSCOPE art up close and personal in real time at Hyde House at 1110 East Thirteenth Street in Carthage. Afternoon Weekend Gallery Hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
The Missouri Arts Council has certified artCentral as an ArtSafe Space. For all who enter Hyde House, CDC protocols are followed: masking, contact tracing, social distancing and hand sanitizing.
Thank you for helping our artCentral community keep our staff and volunteers and artists and guests safe and healthy for this spring and for all our seasons yet to come in this brand new year.