BEAUTY YET and AGAIN
Autumn in Carthage is yet and again a glorious season of unmistakable Beauty.
artCentral’s new Exhibition, FALLING INTO PLACE, November 6-22, showcases Beauty in mixed media paintings and more by husband and wife artists, Jim and Diana Bray of Joplin. The Opening Reception is Friday, 6:00 pm, November 6th, with libations, hors d’œuvres by Judy Goff and jazz stylings by Tristan Royster. FALLING INTO PLACE is generously
underwritten by HOMETOWN BANK. The public is invited. Admission is free. Donations are welcomed. Information: 417-358-4404.
A wise friend tells me, “Relationships are the sandpaper of our lives. They burnish us into something better. They polish us into Beauty.” This is true of art-making, too. Creating smooths the rough edges of an inspiration and allows an impulse to shine.
Diana and Jim, following their unique artistic inclinations, have created individual bodies of expression that glow with the integrity of their dedications. As you explore this Exhibition, you witness the FALLING INTO PLACE of two artistic visions individually lived and gracefully twined in the Beauty that is marriage.
Beauty makes my heart beat. At night, wherever I am, I go to bed with Beauty. I rise with Beauty in the morning. I look for Beauty around every corner. Beauty is always there waiting. Sometimes when my mind is elsewhere, I’m startled by Beauty’s unexpected appearance as random surprises in the ordinary seen through yearning eyes.
I recently called Mike Burken. He and his fine crew take care of the campus at Hyde House. We always touch base before an Opening Reception to coordinate the timing of their outdoor preparations. I told Mike the leaves are covering the lawns in amazing abundance, to which he replied, “Do you want us to come gather them up now?” “No, please wait,” I responded, “I love seeing them spread like a textured quilt beneath the shedding trees. Let them stay until just before the Opening.” Mike agreed.
Come celebrate and support the Beauty, Artists and Art of our remarkable community at our Hyde House HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE—December 3, 4 and 5—offering artists-created art, gifts and ornaments for every beautiful person on your shopping list.