artNotes from Hyde House: Exciting Times


Like spring emerging all around us, artCentral’s calendar is bursting with exciting times just ahead—RHYTHMS & THREADS, the ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION, a plethora of Paint Parties and Classes, artCamp’s MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR  and artCentral artists at Food Truck Fridays!

You will find all the colorful details on artCentral’s website and Facebook page: and

This evening, Friday, April 7, 2023, is the Opening Reception for artCentral’s impressive springtime exhibition, RHYTHMS & THREADS, showcasing the vibrant new collection brought to Hyde House by artists Clint & Mary Thornton! The gallery will open at noon for preview viewing.


Tonight’s Hyde House celebration will take place, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at 1110 East Fourteenth Street in Carthage. Come meet the artists and enjoy the festive hors d’œuvres and libations prepared for your enjoyment by the event’s impresarios, board members Julie Reams and Maddie Capps. The public is invited. Admission is free.

RHYTHMS & THREADS will continue through May 13, 2023, with weekend Gallery Hours on Fridays and Saturday, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Exhibiting Artists Clint & Mary Thornton

The ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION  and  the opening Awards Picnic will take place on Friday, June 2, 2023, preceded by the delivery of artCentral artists’ submissions and selections of award recipients by two guest jurors.

Artists’ Timetable for the ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION (AME):

May 11, Thursday, 5:00 p.m.: Registration Deadline

May 14, Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.: DELIVERY to artCentral of all artworks with Three (3) completed and attached     ID labels for each entry and entry fee paid (entry fee, $15, is not refundable) and artCentral Membership paid/current.
June 2-July 22, Annual Membership Exhibition: Weekend Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 12:00-5:00 p.m.

June 2, Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Exhibition Opening Picnic and Awards

July 23, Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.: Artist pick up for artworks not rotating into Satellite Galleries. All unpurchased AME works will be rotated into artCentral’s two Satellite Galleries to afford artists maximum exposure and opportunities for sales.  Artists may opt out of this opportunity and pick up exhibition art or submit another art work of similar size for display in a Satellite Gallery.

July 24, Monday: All unpurchased works remaining at artCentral will be rotated into artCentral’s two Satellite Galleries.

Plan to have fun learning and making with artCentral artists and board members Alexandra Burnside and Cheryl Church. Mark your calendars for these Paint Parties and Classes (information 417-529-5272):

SPRINGTIME TULIPS: Saturday, April 8, 2023, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

MOTHER’S MAGNOLIA: Saturday, May 6, 2023, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

ME AND MY GROWN UP: MAY FLOWERS: Saturday, May 13, 2023, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

MID-CENTURY MOD CAT: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

DIY PAINTED TUMBLER (24oz Stainless Steel Double Wall): Saturday, July 8, 2023, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

FALL DOOR DECORATION: Saturday, September 9, 2023: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

SERIES OF 3: WEAVING for ADULTS: Mondays, September 11, 18 and 25: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

WITCHY JACK-O-LANTERN: Saturday, October 7, 2023, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

ME AND MY GROWN UP: HALLOWEEN PAINTING: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

HOLIDAY GNOMES: Saturday, November 4, 2023, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

WHITE CHRISTMAS PAINTING:  Saturday, December 2, 2023, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

ME AND MY GROWN UP: CHRISTMAS PAINTING: Saturday, December 16, 2023, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Exciting times are sure to be enjoyed by kids at artCamp’s MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR, July 10-21, and by all ages with artCentral artists sharing their creations at Food Truck Fridays (FTF) on April 14 and August 11. For additional FTF information, contact Cheryl Church at 417-388-0476.