BEST MAKES MAGIC
“She’s a really good cookie baker,” declares David, artist-musician-discerning chef- my fiancé, as he samples another of the marvelous cookie array Lora Waring’s created for artCentral’s Holiday Boutique. “Mmmm,” David murmurs as he savors Ruby Hoofman’s vintage-family-recipe date and coconut balls. These are high culinary compliments, for David’s cooked around the world and has a most discerning palate. So much so, that though I do know my way around a kitchen, I choose to stick to the after-meals-kp-detail, leaving the oven and stove top to my love.
I truly believe that if folks do what they do best, then magic happens.
As always, artCentral’s Prepitor, David Matthews, was at his best picking up any slack—doing carry-ins and outs, prepping walls, hanging art, as well as washing up and keeping me fed. David along with Lonnie Heckmaster, Guy Myers and artist Dustin Miller toted, set up, broke down and stored the big display tables.
Special appreciation goes out to donors and volunteers giving their best to make this Holiday Boutique a great success: the artists who shared their creations for shopping; supporters Hometown Bank, Schreiber Foods, Inc. and the Carthage Chamber of Commerce; Judith Goff and Wendy Verbeek, who nurtured our signature scarlet amaryllis; Miriam Putnam who created festive tags; the Waggoner banner-installation-team, Blaine and Corinne (Corinne also conjured cheese and gift bags plus made yummy peppermint jumble); and Boutique staffers Alex Boyer, Maddie Capps, Helen Kunze, Jane and Dan McCaulley, Jim and Sharon Patton, board member Lee Pound, Allan Van Den Berg and Gail White.
For artCentral’s continuing work on behalf of art and artists this year’s 4x4 Silent Auction raised significant funds by featuring forty exquisite canvases created and donated by many of artCentral’s best artists including Jane Ballard, Jed Bennett, Linda Brown, Karen Brust, Paul Cameron, Cheryl Church, Larry Clingman, April Davis, Teri Y. Diggs, Liz Foster, Alice Lynn Greenwood, Brenda Hayes, Diane Heisner, Sarah Huntley, Janice Kinman, Melody Knowles, Josie Mai, David Matthews, Jane McCaulley, Dan McWilliams, Dustin Miller, Margie Moss, Debbie Reed, Brenda Sageng, Sarah Serio, Jack Sours, Joan Stattel, Kristine and Michael Steddum, Amanda Stone, Linda Teeter, Andy Thomas, Hailey Tubbs, Maribeth Ward, Lora Waring, Libby Wilson and Natalie Wiseman.
Thank you one and all for making magic of your best!