SUMMER'S IN-BETWEEN EXHIBITIONS
artCamp begins Monday! There are still a few openings. Register your camper pronto!
Ready for two exciting, creative weeks, Hyde House is filled with a plethora of inspiring camper-friendly “In Between” Exhibitions. (“In Betweens” are the extra, pop-up art shows that are on our walls between the Featured Exhibitions of our scheduled Exhibition Season.)
A traveler, Josie goes off often—east and west—multiple times to Kenya. Before coming to Carthage she taught art K-12, earned an MFA from Parsons School of Design in NYC and instructed at MSSU in Joplin. Volunteering at Spiva, Josie developed curriculum, public art, exhibitions and events. Today Josie is Associate Professor of Art at Pittsburg State University and frequently makes fun art with kids at Carthage Art Walks.
You can see more of Josie’s design savvy PATCHWORK WORLD collages in Mother Road Coffee’s Gallery throughout summer.
Our two Main Galleries are vibrant with SUMMER WONDERS--a stellar exhibit of Cindy and Steve Head’s bright, multi-media works depicting summer adventures.
While uniquely individual in their treatments of a picture plane, both these award-winning Joplin artists, utilize line and color boldly in ways whimsical and earnest as well.
Painting to evoke joyful, happy responses, Cindy, a quilter, uses repetitive vivid colors, shapes and images plus lots of detail. With energetic abandon, Steve enhances and conveys his considered messages, incorporating text and photographs that tell stories and invite conversations.
Jerry Ellis, internationally known and treasured regional painter, takes you up our Hyde House stairs with CONVERSATIONS--sparkling watercolor and gouache streetscapes and landscapes.
Jerry’s inspiration and imagery come from the beautiful, rolling countryside of his native Missouri Ozarks and from our own small town, where his studio is located in the home he shares with his wife, writer Jo Ellis. Jerry’s celebratory, atmospheric CONVERSATIONS feature a chatting cluster of folks beneath umbrellas in the rain; conversationally silent hay rolls scattered across a field; and vibrant autumn leaves shouting their beauty before the Courthouse.
In our Sandy Higgins Members Gallery, you’ll find charming framed chapeaux created by Joplin fiber artist, Brenda Hayes for UPCYCLEDSweaters. A maker of jewelry, as well, Brenda’s delightful creations are in our Boardroom Boutique with a wide variety of artist-made selections displayed for purchase on shelving built and donated by Brenda’s husband, Thomas Hayes.
While all these splendid “In Between” Exhibitions are here to surround our young artCampers with happy inspiration, they’re here for your grownup viewing, too! Schedule a visit at 358-417-4404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.