artCamp is once more history for 2012, and I want to thank all who sent their students this year – we ended up with 59 kids aged 8-14, and it was a good group!
artCamp is once more history for 2012, and I want to thank all who sent their students this year – we ended up with 59 kids aged 8-14, and it was a good group! The weather was beastly hot of course, but the kids stayed cool, and were glad to have some indoor activity I think, completing 21 classes in ten days of school. I too want to thank the eight teachers who presented ideas for, planned, and prepared the classes, and the aides who assisted. This year we had two former students back as aides, Tessa Foti of Joplin, and Anna Casteel of Reeds, along with Kaylee Jones of Carthage who assisted her father, Tom Jones, as well as other teachers who had needs. These girls were great help, and next year we have a few new graduates who have expressed desire to return and assist as aides, two young men in fact! Our Third Annual Art Show for the display of student work left by some students exhibited a nice sampling of the classes that were held, and I want to thank all the parents and families that came out Sunday afternoon for that too. We had an excellent crowd all afternoon, and the kids seemed to enjoy showing off their work, viewing new photos taken during camp, and consuming some sherbet punch and cookies! It was suggested that we again place some of the student work on display over at our Atrium Gallery inside the Sirloin Stockade, and so I have done this today. Other student work can be picked up at any time here inside the Pottery House through the month of August. I removed the Membership Show adult work, and replaced it with 12 pieces done by various students from artCamp, so if you want to see a bit of what we do, slip by there sometime this month, enjoy a good meal, and view the kids' art. I thank those kids who gave permission for their art to be displayed, and will keep that over there until we have new work from the next regular show here, which will be later in September. The Hyde House will be closed during the month of August, but we look forward to reopening with a great show Sept. 7 with Alice Lynn Greenwood, so mark your calendars for that date and be with us for “THE ART OF TEXTING”! Sally Armstrong is the director for artCentral at Hyde House.