Old Made New and Thank You!
Week by week, life is full and moving fast at Hyde House with newness always happening.
Please join us at 6:00 tomorrow night for our newest admission-free Opening Reception showcasing the artists of artCentral in our RETROforward! SHOW and SALE, generously underwritten by Beimdiek Insurors. You’ll find an exciting collection of innovations—repurposed RETRO-old objects and newly imagined creations at pocket-friendly, move-em-forward! prices.
Saturday morning at 10, our artCentral Edibles workshop takes place with Joplin Globe columnist Amanda Stone, who’ll good-humor-guide you in making brunch creations in our vintage kitchen. Please come be with us.
“Remember Please & Thank You” reads the text in one of my paintings hanging in my cottage salon. Having said “please” to so many, here begins my litany of “thank yous”.
Thank you Members of artCentral’s Board of Directors for your dedication.
Thank you artCentral Members who support us with your membership donations and your presence for our Openings and Exhibitions, as well as our projects, programs and celebrations.
Thank you Beimdiek Insurors for underwriting all our 30th Anniversary Celebrations, especially our sun-kissed Hyde House Ribbon Cutting. Thank you patrons for attending; our Chamber of Commerce and Neely Myers for organizing and publicizing; and our Kansas City Trustees for making the drive to be with us. Thank you Trisha Coates for your refreshing minted lemon tea and gourmet cinnamon rolls whimsically adorned with Confederate violets. Thank you, Kelly Heidlage, our house photographer, and Jo Ellis and Jane VanDenBerg for hostessing with grace. Thank you Heather and Sophie Collier for creating and delivering a lovely, nourishing lunch for our Board meeting on a very full day.
Thank you Tai Chi master, Becky Browne, for commuting from Joplin and generously donating your expertise and time to lead a delightful introductory class on our dandelion-decorated front lawn.
Thank you my sister-friends—Nancy Dymott, Cathy Johns, Carolyn Johannes and Ruth Troyer—for trekking to Cottey College with me and fetching home my solo Exhibition.
Thank you to our hometown newspaper, The Carthage Press—John Hacker and Rebecca Haines and all the staff—for day-by-day covering and reporting life in Carthage and our surrounding communities. We are so very fortunate to have you as our eyes and ears and excellent conveyors of all you discover. Thank you for your professionalism, hard work and diligence keeping us current, informed and inspired as old news becomes new possibilities leading us from RETRO to forward!