My unexpected adventure among you is no shabby consolation to my anticipated dreamtime abroad. Day by day I'm falling more and more deeply in love with the art and aesthetics that are at the heart of Carthage. What a privilege for me to serve you and our neighbors as together we strive to enhance the quality of our shared life in southwest Missouri. I love the work I do at artCentral.
What a pleasure to curate an exhibition as fine as “Arti Gras” now showing in the galleries of artCentral. Featuring three dozen members of the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition, the closing weekend is fast approaching. Come visit on Friday and Saturday, from noon to 5:00 p.m., March 15 and 16, 2019. On Sunday many of the works will be packed to move out to artCentral satellite galleries while patrons appear and carry away the art they’ve purchased.
Established in 1985, we are very fortunate to have Hyde House as artCentral’s home. Daily we’re fulfilling the vision of Katherine Hyde who bequeathed her family’s historic foursquare farmhouse to the City of Carthage always to be used exclusively for the support, sharing and teaching of the fine arts.
Call me at (417) 358-4404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go online to www.artcentralcarthage.org and click on JOIN. Select the membership category that suits you best from an annual Student Membership at $20.00 to an Artist or Individual Membership at $25.00 to a Family Membership at $40.00 to a Patron or a Benefactor or a Sustainer or a member of the Director-Curator’s Guild.
Memberships are also available for businesses, professionals and organizations. Every membership dollar you invest in artCentral makes a difference! With your help, we’re able to increase our outreach as we sustain and grow our work for the greater good. Art matters!
Art tells the story of our human experience. Art speaks where words are unable to explain. Art connects us to our past and brings truth and beauty to our present. Art prepares us and leads us toward our future. Art is an essential component in any healthy, vibrant community, especially Carthage. You can't spell Carthage without "art"!
Carthage has a history grown on a strong foundation of art. The elegant, native stone homes and public buildings we enjoy today were conceived and built decades ago by visionary artists and artisans. Set in nature’s splendidly colorful changing seasons and a friendly, welcoming community, these works of art are the lasting assets that make Carthage such a magical, appealing place to live and work and raise a family. The presence of artCentral makes Carthage ever better.
At summer artCamp for kids we cultivate young minds to explore, while we encourage young talents to grow; we give meaningful summer employment to artists and art teachers; and we train interns to take first steps toward careers in art education and leadership.
Through our free-to-the-public opening receptions and rotating exhibitions we provide abundant, local gallery opportunities for artists to exhibit and to be recognized and celebrated for their successes that inspire us all to lives of heightened awareness and satisfaction.
In our satellite galleries we offer and share art in venues beyond our gallery walls. With volunteer and docent hours we open Hyde House to welcome art enthusiasts and families and friends, we participate in Art.A.Fair Carthage on the Carthage Square and we enhance our Maple Leaf City with projects like the artistically painted fire hydrants decorating our parade route.
By supporting artCentral you play an important role in facilitating artCentral’s mission to offer grand art in our small town. This small town is the perfect place for me to settle among you beneath stone turrets to work and to play in a vibrant community of art lovers and art makers until I someday really do jump the pond.