For artCentral’s 30th Anniversary, we’re celebrating RETROforward!—honoring our rich legacy as we stretch into our expansive fourth decade serving art and artists.
We’re RETRO—looking back to what was--and forward!—spinning the passé into newness. Think upcycle. Think updo. Think repurpose. Think renew.
To get started, register for our FREE WORKSHOP: RETROforward!, Saturday, March 21, 1-5 pm. Tricia Courtney, Joplin artist and Queen of Upcycles, will guide us through transforming old stuff into art. Bring your own materials or dip into Tricia’s treasure chest of found and castoff objects. Call for reservations and a supply list: 417-358-4404.
On Saturday, March 21 at 10 am, in the spirit of RETROforward! another FREE WORKSHOP, artCentral-BLOGGING, taught by Joplin’s internationally popular blogger, Cindy Moore, is designed to get you 21st century-current in the art of communication. Based on her success building and maintaining her own blog, Cindy will share tips and how-tos for setting up your blog and engaging with your followers. Bring your laptop or just sit in. Reservations: 417-358-4404.
Mark these Exhibition and Workshop dates and get your art ready to show and sell! artCentral gives the most generous, artist-friendly percentage of any area venue. Take advantage of all these RETROforward! opportunities to practice your art-making, marketing and success.
A master of RETROforward!, Frank Young will present his SEEN and UNSEEN Exhibition, March 20-April 5. Frank first exhibited at artCentral in 2008 with his plein air oil paintings showcasing his fascination with people, environments and situations. This year he returns with an impressive encore, taking these same artistic inspirations and his same signature selective palette, and painting new life and new light, new scenes and new subjects with confidence. The Opening Reception, at 6 pm on Friday, March 20, the first day of spring, will be the perfect beginning for this not-to-be-missed, all new RETROforward! collection.
Many of you have been terrifically supportive of my own RETROforward! choice to take the skills and experiences gathered over a lifetime and pour them and myself into artCentral. While applauding my focus, you express concern that I’m too busy with artCentral to have time for my own art. Well, yes and no. I’m simply moving onto a larger canvas. With pleasure and with you, I’m brushing bold new strokes for artCentral’s future. The satisfactions are exhilarating. Thank you for your encouragement and help. We’re all in this together. Going RETROforward! with artCentral is all good!