LIKE A RIVER REVVED INTO FAST FORWARD
Many seasons past, I frequently floated the Buffalo River. These excursions were made, not only in high water spring when the river ran wild and rapid, but also in summer when water levels dropped, the river sometimes traveled underground, portaging was frequent and satisfaction came with paddling to the end of a long placid pool.
I still associate summer with long placid pools—those stretches in time when the pace slows, you lean back into the stream’s gentle current and eventually you get where you’re going.
artCamp opened Monday! Hyde House and the Pottery House are rockin’ and rollin’ like a river revved into fast forward. We have fifty plus artCampers here learning, exploring, playing and creating with our outstanding staff of eleven art educators. There are no placid pools in sight for these two weeks!
For this our fifteenth artCamp our young artists will experience the pleasures of sharing their creations at two artCamper Exhibitions.
The first Exhibition will be at Fourth Friday Art Walk on our Historic Square. Stop in at UMB, 6-9 on Friday, July 24th, to see the amazing artCamper display. You’ll likely have a celebrity sighting of an exhibitor wearing artCentral’s signature green! (This year every artCamper receives the gift of an artCentral Tee Shirt!)
Friday, July 31st, 6-8 pm is your second opportunity to view and celebrate the fine work of our budding artists. Meet and visit with our young creatives as you enjoy their art in the Main Galleries of Hyde House for our artCamper Exhibition and Reception. Cookies, milk and lemonade will be served.
artCamp 2015 with quality Teachers, Exhibitions, Scholarships, artCentral Tee Shirts, happy memories and priceless creations is made possible by converging currents of community support. We are deeply grateful to all the good people and grantors who value art, young artists and creative expression—folks who want to help and encourage the children of Carthage to experience the joys and the growth offered at artCentral’s artCamp.
We send out artfelt thanks to our 2015 contributors—the Helen S. Boylan Foundation, Carthage Council on the Arts, Crackpot Pottery, David and Betsy Flanigan, Sandy Higgins, the Ruth I. Kolpin Foundation, S&S Computers, our local Walmart, by way of Mark Lasley, and those generous souls who wish to remain anonymous.
Thank you for giving life to artCamp’s river of creativity moving us toward August’s long, placid pool that will carry us into another brilliant, autumnal Carthage, where creativity is cherished like the blessings of a fresh water stream.