THERE'S THUMPING IN THE ATTIC
Workshops and classes are happening in Hyde House; colorful beauty is unfolding on our campus; and there’s thumping in the attic.
Thankfully there was no thumping heard during Candlelight Yoga last Thursday night. The only sounds were the whisperings of glowing wicks as instructor Stacey Stiles donated her evening to gently guide two galleries of yogis through a blissful hour of relaxing stretching, surrounded by the amazing Collective Perspectives of artists Tom Jones and Brent Skinner.
You’ve likely seen the chalkboard black and white Lunch Box Truck (available for catering and special events), frequently parked midday at Garrison and Fairview or at Grand and Macon streets. Stop by, order up and prepare to be pleased. I’ve sampled almost every menu offering, and I’ve been delighted by each choice. Rarely do I allow myself the indulgence of chips, but I can’t resist the Lunch Box Truck sweet potato version. Not too salty, and oh! so tasty. Try some! I finished off all mine on my way back to artCentral, but I still had a turkey sandwich to enjoy as I perched in the front porch swing, while thumping continued in the attic.
The porch swing, softly pillowed, is a pleasant perch any time, in any season—especially as we transition into autumn. From here lovely sights can be seen. Golden sprinklings tinge the top of the towering maple nearest the road. Hummingbirds grow more rotund by the day as they tank up at the feeder, preparing for their southern migration. Triplet ceramic sculpted totems sway in the cool breezes, and three glazed, polka-dotted mushrooms offer their cheery greetings at the foot of the front steps bedecked with lush bronze chrysanthemums. So much to love!
Even for the thumping I am grateful, in spite of the racket above me for days as I worked in our studio/office. The end to the noise is near. Finishing touches are being made to the new heating and air-conditioning attic unit that will keep artCentral comfortable and art-climate-friendly for many years. We at artCentral are truly thankful for this and all other goodnesses provided by the Hyde House Trust established for fostering and promoting the arts in our community. While receiving the beneficial bounty provided by an artistic visionary, our benefactress, Katherine Hyde, tolerating a week of attic thumping is a tiny tariff to pay.