artNotes from Hyde House: Holiday Boutique Celebration Weekend


After weeks and weeks of anticipation artCentral’s HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE CELEBRATION WEEKEND, underwritten by OLD MISSOURI BANK, is finally here with Hyde House open for your shopping pleasure December 2 and 3, Friday and Saturday, 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. at 1110 East Thirteenth Street in Carthage.

The HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE gala CLOSING CELEBRATION will take place Saturday, December 3, 5:00-8:00 p.m., with holiday sweets and savories and libations, too. The SILENT AUCTION bidding concludes at 7:00 p.m.

Beautiful, historic Hyde House is shining at her most elegant! While the towering holly trees stand brightly festooned with their seasonal red berries their twinkle lights sparkle all way round! On stair and porch railings accented with scarlet velvet bows, swags and wreaths of winter greenery are twinkling, too, ready to welcome you inside to artCentral’s magical galleries abundantly filled with exquisite artist-created gifting and decorating items for your family and friends and colleagues.


Nostalgic scents of the season waft and wind their greetings through all the house—from Foyer to Front Parlor to Chandeliered Gallery downstairs and up from landing to landing into the Membership Gallery, the Boardroom Boutique and the Library, as well.

Prepare to be amazed! Bring your holiday list and enjoy your easiest and happiest shopping and gifting season ever!

A few Imported Limited Edition Scarlet Amaryllis are still available. At $30.00, each comes in a clay planter made by artist Cheryl Church. Each is embellished with a tastefully festive bow and a set of simple care instructions. All proceeds are dedicated to artCentral’s work.

Four regional artists are featured in this year’s HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE!

DEBBIE BARNETT first learned the love of making art in her family and now brings us her exquisite mandala paintings created with emotions and passion that shine through in brilliant colors and intricate designs.

KRISTIN GIRARD, borrowing inspiration from the natural world she cherishes, has created stunning copper jewelry using her electroforming method and incorporating sterling silver or beads or precious stones into her uniquely collectible jewelry.

BRENDA HAYES, the popular artist found on weekends at the Joplin Empire Market, offers us one-of-a-kind handmade journals, whimsical hats and scarves, delightfully intimate paintings and decorative treasures made with bits of the old lovingly upcycled with pieces of the new.

JANE MCCAULLEY is the imaginative creator of a world of beautiful, sparkling glass art that is sure to bring joy to any and every environment—homes and offices—and the gifting season. Her ornaments and standing glass works are irresistibly original!

You will be charmed by the artistically original jewelry accessories created by guest artist MARILYN YORK of Kansas City, as you discover my own art prints and cards along with artful selections from many other artCentral artists.

With fifty-four contributing artists donating their studio-made SMALL WORKS | GREAT WONDERS, this year’s SILENT AUCTION, dancing on the walls of the Foyer and Parlor Galleries, is truly amazing! Come find the 5×7 creations that speak to your heart, and place your beginning bids (most start at $10.00) or claim a really special one for the pocket friendly “Buy Now” bid.

Shop Local! Do make artCentral’s HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE CELEBRATION WEEKEND your destination! The beauty and wonder you will find in artCentral’s peaceful and serene Hyde House will be gentle on your pocketbook as you fill your heart with pleasure while you support your hometown nonprofit arts center.