Three topics are tickling my mind to be shared.
1) Early Alert: artCAMP is happening the last two weeks of July with cool, experienced teachers, all new classes, lots of fun, fun, fun and a Campers Exhibition at Art Walk on July 24th. For details check out our website: www.artcentralcarthage.org;
2) I confess I’m seriously falling in love (juicy details next week); and
3) the French culinary tradition of mise en place is happening big time here at Hyde House.
In the spirit of mise en place and our fourth decade serving art, artists and you, our elegant Hyde House is experiencing a complete reset and updo. We have a beautiful new green roof and thirty-four sparkling, energy-efficient, climate-control windows. The basement, closets, cabinets and drawers have been first stage de-cluttered, cleaned and organized. The attic is being cleared for use as our Artist Atelier and Salon. Our Board Room Boutique now offers an array of gift selections. artCentral’s Permanent Painting Collection is on display with works available for purchase. Our new low-tech recycling center is set up in the utility room. In our high-tech styled office, this thrifty non-profit is being run from my artist-DirectorCurator-geek’s personal laptop and printer.
All of this is happening because artCentral is a village with everyone doing a fair share.
When I was constructing our website and revitalizing our Facebook presence, Koral Martin, Member-Artist, techie and well-known photographer, generously helped me over some tricky digital hurdles. Thank you, Koral!
Without generous transportation loans of Board Member, Jackie Boyer, as well as Aggie Armstrong and my neighbor, I would have been traveling to Hyde House on foot since Christmas, the day my vintage 4-Runner had a serious engine episode. Thankfully magician-mechanic, Bill Rogers, is making great progress getting my ride back underneath me. Thank you Jackie, Aggie, neighbor and Bill for getting me through this stretch!
While new Patron Member-Artist Brenda Hayes and I discussed her April 25th FIBERS workshop, SweatersUPCYCLED, her talented husband, Thomas, offered, built and delivered perfect Boutique shelving constructed with time and materials he donated. Thank you, Brenda and Thomas!
Here in our mise en place village, there’s a unique niche for you, too. Don’t delay. Volunteer today. 417.358.4404. We’ll help you find your special place in Hyde House, our home on the hill.