Enter this historic four square farmhouse at 1110 East Thirteenth Street in Carthage and you see artCentral’s Annual Membership Exhibition on view through July 23, during weekend gallery hours Fridays and Saturdays, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Throughout all the galleries downstairs and upstairs the vibrant works of forty-five artCentral artists are waiting for your viewing pleasure. You can preview the entire exhibition in the photo album on artCentral’s Facebook page, ArtcentralCarthage, and at artcentralcarthage.org. Take a look online then come delight and marvel at the wealth of talent shining in this exceptionally strong collection.
When you do arrive, pause in the foyer to take in the playful artCamp class samples made by artCamp’s instructors. They are fun! They are colorful! They are creative inspirations for all the aspiring young artists, ages 8-14, who will become artCampers during artCamp’s two weeks, July 11-22, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
You can register your artCamper at Hyde House. Curriculum and registration forms may also be picked up in Carthage at the Carthage Deli, the Carthage Public Library, Cherry's Art Emporium, Guaranty Bank, Mother Road Coffee and the Old Missouri Bank and in Joplin at Spiva Center for the Arts. Forms are also available online at www.artcentralcarthage.org
DECORATING GOURDS with DOT PAINTING with Alexandra Burnside – artCampers are introduced to dot-painting and use vibrant colors to paint the bottom-half of their gourd, then fill the gourd with a small succulent to enjoy.
GOURD-EOUS HOLIDAYS in JULY with Teri Y. Diggs – Transform your gourd into your favorite holiday character – a witch or Santa or a snowman or…
ROCKET into OUTER SPACE (Ages 10-14, campers wear closed toe shoes) with Jane McCaulley – Make a glass rocket, galaxy and star.
TUESDAY, July 19:
GOURD HOUSES and THEIR CLAY TENANTS with Alexandra Burnside –artCampers use a gourd to paint and decorate a whimsical gourd house, then use air dry clay or wood to make the folks that live in their house.
PAINT YOUR FAVORITE BABY ANIMAL or BIRD with April Davis-Brunner - Draw and use acrylics to paint your favorite baby animal or bird on an 8x10 canvas panel. Bring a picture if you want to.
FIERCELY FRIENDLY BEASTS with Teri Y. Diggs – Out of ordinary gourds of different shapes, create your own imaginative beasts with paints and embellishments.
WEDNESDAY, July 20:
COLORFUL GOURD BIRDS GALORE with Alexandra Burnside – artCampers use a gourd and a variety of materials and embellishments to create a free-standing bird sculpture.
PRETTY FLOWER POTS with April Davis-Brunner – Decorate your own flower pot with paint and glitter and sparkling stones and lots of other imaginative touches.
GONE FISHIN’ (Ages 10-14, campers wear closed toe shoes) with Jane McCaulley – Make a glass fish bowl and hanging fish.
FRIDAY, July 22:
GOURDS with ARTFUL WEAVING with Cheryl Church - artCampers can paint a design or patterns on their gourd and learn different weaving techniques, then finish their creation with embellishments.
MAKE BEADS and CREATE JEWELRY with April Davis-Brunner - Learn to use colorful clay to create your own beads to make necklaces and bracelets.
HARRY POTTER ART PARTY with Teri Y. Diggs – Have magical fun creating potions, house banners, wands, and more!