Satisfactions are sweet. The vibrant spectrum emerging these days in vivid garden colors—deep lapis blues and scarlet reds and sunshine yellows. The dusting of tender green on treetops and the scent of rain on the way. The early Saturday morning sight of the neighbors’ lab, Lovey Johnson, tethered and briskly led past my cottage by his young mistress, Mia, fashionably dressed in jacket, fluffy skirt, pastel tights and Mary Janes. The giant bridesmaids’ bou-
The Opening Reception last Friday night for WINGED WOMEN, show-casing the fine paintings and charcoals of Sandra Conrad, was the loveliest of satisfactions. Sandra and her husband, Jason, were delightful collaborators in the exhibition’s installation. Cindy Chilton created a unique crystal and candlelit adorned tabletop lavishly laid with delectable expressions of Judith Goff’s gourmet talents enjoyed as sweets and savories. Thank you to each of these makers of art. Thank you, also, to jazz stylist Tristan Royster, to Volunteer Host Bren Flanigan and to Board Members Pat Goff, Betsy Flanigan, Gail White
and Brenda Sageng who greeted guests and assisted patrons with their purchases.
The rich visual satisfaction of WINGED WOMEN continues through March 27th. Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5 pm; Sundays 1-5 pm. Information: 417-358-4404.
Thursday night, March 17, 8-10 pm, you have an opportunity to experience another artCentral satisfaction. Treat your mind, body and spirit to the practice of self-caring. Visit artCentral for Candlelight Yoga led by Holly Royster surrounded by amazing art in elegantly beautiful Hyde House.
For thirty years artCentral, established in 1985, has been our community’s non-profit arts center enriching the quality of life for all of us—individuals and families, children and elders, too. Ultimately, you, our community’s art appreciators are the secret to artCentral’s success.
On May 3, artCentral, partnered with the Carthage Community Foundation, will participate in Give Ozarks Day—a one-day online giving campaign hosted by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. artCentral is seeking $20,000 in supportive donations to build artCentral’s Capacity Fund that grows, strengthens and sustains artCentral’s vitality. Please give generously and enjoy the gratifying investment of supporting artCentral.
Know the satisfaction of making an early donation. Visit artCentral’s website: http://www.artcentralcarthage.org/give-ozarks-day.html . Select “Donate”.