As a JRAC member artist, I’m pleased to have one of my own paintings shown alongside fifty-one genuine talents. I hadn’t been long in southwest Missouri, when JRAC solicited my membership and folded me into this fine group of gifted and supportive makers-of-art. These folks are serious about creating! Their 2016 calendar impressively includes a roster of juried exhibits with cash awards for outstanding artworks; their media communications are downright savvy, informative and handsome, too; and their Arty Hours provide frequent opportunities for learning, encouragement and inspiration. JRAC members, without exception, make our world more dazzling with each artwork and every exhibit they create, especially their current SPARKLE and SHINE which is filling Hyde House with an effervescent glow.
artCentral’s JRAC Artists Reception and Exhibition are made possible by the generosity of our Carthage underwriters: CHERRY'S Custom Framing & Art Gallery and KOKA Art Gallery. To Cherry Babcock and Koral Martin, we send our art-felt appreciation. In their individual art businesses and by their continuing help and support for this annual exhibition, they are making valuable contributions to the cultural richness of our community.
SPARKLE and SHINE is a beautiful success thanks to all the participating artists and the JRAC board of officers, especially Sarah Serio, outgoing President. Sarah worked with me for several months making preparations, sending out calls for artists, securing a juror and cash awards and facilitating the pre-installation delivery of art.
BIG THANKS to our ever-creative Reception Gourmet, Judy Goff, and our Reception Impresario, Cindy Chilton, for yet again plan-
SPARKLE and SHINE continues through February 28. Give yourself a best pleasure. Pay a visit to Hyde House. Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5 pm; Sundays 1-5pm. Information: 417-358-4404.