artNotes from Hyde House: Jane McCaulley’s Sparkle and Joy Abound at artCentral

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Tea Light by Jane McCaulley

Showcasing the glass works of Featured Artist Jane McCaulley, the 2022 artCentral HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE and SILENT AUCTION, underwritten with the gracious support of Old Missouri Bank, are available for viewing, purchasing and bidding in Hyde House during weekend gallery hours, Fridays and Saturdays, 12:00-5:00 p.m., as well as online 24/7 every day at https://www.facebook.com/ArtcentralCarthage/photos_albums and artcentralcarthage.org.

Want a little or a lot of extra sparkle and joy in this season of good cheer? Jane McCaulley’s sparkle and joy abound, and she has plenty to share with you at artCentral. You will be amazed at the delight and beauty you will find in each of Jane’s creations. Come see! Come see! Bring your shopping list. There is a uniquely original pocket-friendly treasure here, wee or grand, to please everyone you want to gift!

Many of you are already familiar with Jane’s colorfully whimsical holiday ornaments—nativities and stars; wreaths, poinsettias and snowflakes; blue birds and red birds; and Christmas trees and snowmen, too. In the HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE at Hyde House you will find all of these and more!

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For table tops and bookcases Jane has glass tea lights that twinkle and delightful, perpetually-blooming cactus gardens in diminutive ceramic planters. As collages of swirling leaves or Queen Anne’s Lace edging a roadside or mandalas in vivid palettes or tiny sailboats bobbing on waves before a seashore village, Jane’s standing art radiates magic into any room whether backlit or set before a window. Hung as sun catchers or displayed on shelves, her quartet of latticed branches celebrates the changing beauty of our four Ozark seasons.

Jane’s HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE collections also offer glass mosaics for your walls as a lovely bouquet of red tulips and a summer tree in full regalia and patch works of vibrant shapes or threads.

Jane McCaulley

Jane has cultivated her talents for fused glass work over the fifteen years of her encore career practicing her passion in her home studio where she does all her designing and assembling and firing in her kilns. Quoting James 1:17, “Every good and perfect gift is from above,” Jane tells us she believes her artistic talents are gifts from God. I have personally have been inspired by Jane’s sharing her gifts in her workshops that I have enjoyed in company with other students and on my own while making jewelry I love to wear and nightlights that shine each evening in my home.

Jane is a remarkable and very popular teacher at artCentral’s summer artCamp for Youth. No surprise, for in her first career she spent thirty-five years teaching art to children and was named the Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Art Education Association of Indiana.

Beyond artCentral Jane’s splendid glass creations can be found at Local Color Art Gallery and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin. She has also offered or is offering her art at Neosho National Fish Hatchery Visitors Center, Webb City Farmers Market where she is a frequent displaying artist, Silver Dollar City during their Fall Festival, Cecil Floyd Craft Show, as well as on her Etsy site and in her home studio.

Do come see and shop Jane McCaulley’s sparkling and joyful artful glass creations at the HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE along with the plethora of giftable art of three other Featured Artists—Debbie Barnett, Kristin Gerard and Brenda Hayes—and all the SMALL WORKS|GREAT WONDERS Silent Auction donations made by artCentral artists!

Come find the 5×7 Silent Auction creations that speak to your heart, and place your beginning bids (most start at $10.00) or claim a really special one for an affordable “Buy Now” bid.

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