WITH A BLUE MOON RISING
Our second of two full moons in July provides the perfect denouement for artCamp’s two full weeks of learning, exploring, art-creating and having fun while making new friends and happy memories.
When two full moons appear in the same month, the term "blue moon" is used colloquially to mean a rare event. A rare event--soon to be annual--took place Friday night at artCentral beside Route 66.
Greeted at our artCentral green door, artCampers are given name badges honoring them as the evening’s exhibiting artists. They share their creations with their families and friends in the Main and Member Galleries, and then lead their guests on tours along The Great Wall, into the Pottery House and through Hyde House. All enjoy milk, cookies and lemonade at the refreshment table decorated with colorful canvases painted in the Butterflies class instructed by April Davis who attends this special celebration in a lovely summer frock.
Thank You! to all the families who contributed the delightful variety of cookies. Thank You! to artCentral’s newest Board Member, Betsy Flanigan, for preparing and serving refreshments and tidying up after the party. Thank You! to artCentral Board President, Eric Haun; Treasurer, Pat Goff; and Membership Chairwoman, Gail White for stopping by before and during the evening to congratulate our artCampers. Thank You! to Interns Emma Pound and Katie Watson for all your good work. Special thanks to artCamp Dad, Eric Putnam, Manager at UMB Bank, for loaning and delivering UMB’s display screens used as the backdrop for our artCamper Exhibition.
Thank You! to all our gifted artCamp Educators: Debra Bentlage, Cheryl Church, April Davis Brunner, Sean Fitzgibbon, Anne-Marie Gailey, Cindy Head, Tom Jones, Kahlie Jones, Beth Lawson, Sarah Serio and Randy Wright. During these two artCamp weeks I’m amazed daily by your classroom skills, your love of teaching and your affection for our artCampers. For your generous donations of supplies from your own studios, I am truly grateful.
I offer, again, artCentral’s artfelt appreciation to all our 2015 artCamp supporters and 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; Mark Lasley and our local Walmart; and those generous souls who wish to remain anonymous.
With the help of so many, artCamp and our artCampers Exhibition shine with lustrous goodness like the full blue moon rising over our sixty-six artCentral artCampers experiencing the joys of art-making beside Route 66.