DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE!—A NEW BABY AND ARTCENTRAL’S HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
Dreams really do come true! While we go about our shopping and gift gathering some of us may find special, dreamy packages appearing. Yes, our expectant family is exquisitely blessed with the arrival of Alexandra Dean Galang, born the 20th of November in New Jersey to her parents Lex and Audrey, my daughter, and Alexandra’s big sister, Sophie. We are all thrilled and delighted to receive the precious gift of this happy, healthy baby girl. May the crèche of her new home be blessed. May her
In our jubilation David and I are lighting the trees and windows of our home and artCentral, too. What a marvelous way to announce and laud Alexandra and all the newly arrived and arriving and the one who came to a manger so, so many years ago! Let use push back the winter darkness and make twinkling the paths of their arrival as we fill the spaces of our hearts with celebration.
Our beloved artCentral lives in my heart all the year through and especially in this glorious season. Yes! Yes! Yes! Finally! Our new baby has arrived and now another dream is about to come true, too. What we’ve all been waiting for—artCentral’s awesome annual Holiday Boutique and 5x7 Silent Auction is opening! We are grateful for the generous underwriting of Old Missouri Bank that helps make our dream a sparkling reality.
I’m giddy with anticipation! I can’t wait to see you come up our drive and see Hyde House so spectacularly, elegantly festooned. Get ready to slip on your coat, grab your wallet and be first in line when the Boutique’s welcoming green door opens. Help us fulfill our mission to work on behalf of art and artists in Carthage and beyond. Your support makes a difference! Come shop with us and place your bids for one or more of the amazing artist-donated small canvases in our Silent Auction.
• November 29th, Thursday, 5-8 pm, is the Holiday Boutique Preview, Silent Auction launch and your first shopping opportunity.
• November 30th, Friday afternoon and evening, 3-8 pm, your shopping and Silent Auction bidding times continue.
• December 1st, Saturday, 9 am-4 pm, is morning and afternoon shopping with the Silent Auction bidding concluding at 3:00 pm.
You’ll be amazed at the plethora of artist-created gift items our regional artists have here for your choosing. Glass artist extraordinaire Jane McCaulley of Carl Junction offers her charmingly colorful glass ornaments. From Neosho Lee Ann Jack is bringing her exquisite woven bookmarks, and award-winning Dustin Miller is bringing his magical art prints, cutting boards and coasters, as well as small paintings.
Of Springfield Wayne Pycior has exquisite native American drawings, and Ann Butts has photo enhanced note cards, note pads, trivets and much more for your shopping pleasure. Becky Golubski of Pierce City will have art pillows and mugs and small paintings. From Oronogo and Mount Zion Illinois, Chadan Tomlin of Empire Market fame, has clay creations including mugs and vases and jars, and Wayne Walker has photographic offerings.
Charming fiber creations of hats and scarves, hand-built clay angels and much more will be offered by Joplin artists, Brenda Hayes and Christina Lorenzen and Todd Williams. Also from Joplin artists April Davis-Brunner, Mary L. Parks and Debbie Reed you’ll discover irresistible giftable treasures.
From Carthage you’ll find: beautiful color pencil created note cards by Lora Waring; photographer Koral Martin’s ornaments, mugs, cutting boards and coasters; quilter Barbara Montague’s and Ruth Potter’s quilted originals; talented gallery docent Emily Rose’s lovely rosaries; delightful pocket-friendly selections by graphic artist Teri Y. Diggs; and, of course, my own prints and cards from my own original paintings.
Featured again this year, in addition to artCentral artist creations, are artCentral’s signature potted and elegantly bowed scarlet amaryllis planted to bloom at the peak of the holiday festivities. Each limited edition amaryllis, modestly priced at twenty-five dollars, is presented in a sparkling container. Perfect for your own home, these beauties make lovely gifts for everyone on your list and support artCentral’s work on behalf of art and artists
Remember, dreams really do come true when you:
*Buy from people you know.
*Buy from self-employed.
*Remember, the big stores don’t do a jig when they make a sale.
*Make someone jig this year.
*Put smiles on the faces of everyone on your gift list!
*Shop artCentral’s Holiday Boutique and Silent Auction.
*Then watch our artists do their happy jigs when you make their dreams come true!