Local and visiting art appreciators alike will rejoice in the Maple Leaf Festival this year.

Local and visiting art appreciators alike will rejoice in the Maple Leaf Festival this year.

Hyde House will kick off a new exhibit today at 6 p.m., contribute as the home base for the Plein Air Painters event (sponsored by Cherry's Custom Framing and Art Gallery) and two participating artists will host a workshop at Hyde House as well as display their work at the Broadview Country Club.

“It's going to be fun – it's going to be busy,” said Sally Armstrong, director of artCentral at Hyde House.

At Hyde House
A total of 15 artists from the group, “Day Trippers of Southwest Missouri,” currently have one to four pieces each on display in Hyde House. Locals may recognize some of the scenes as artists have used familiar scenes like Red Oak II, the White Rose Winery, and Kellogg Lake. The exhibit will remain in the main gallery for three weeks – which means visitors will enjoy a double art show when the artists from the Plein Air event bring back their works from the day at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18.

The collective art will compliment each other since all of the work was created outside. Armstrong expressed a glad heart to see some of Carthage's fall foliage already in the gallery.

“Everything in this show has been done outside with the light they had on that day,” Armstrong said. “It's not so much the style, as you can see there many different styles of paintings; it's the setting and the portrayal of what they see right then. Some of these folks knock out a painting in an hour.”

Go Upstairs
Meanwhile, visitors at Hyde House may also enjoy the cheerful membership show upstairs. Sisters Jean Kisling and Jane Clark, formally of Carthage, currently have an exhibit of a well-rounded representation of their work.

Want more?
Artists John P. Lasater IV and Jason Sacran, both of Arkansas, will demonstrate and share information about their approaches to plein air painting Oct. 14-16. Anyone wishing more information may contact Cherry's at 358-2707.

Lasater and Sacran will also have their art on display at the Broadview Country Club on the evening of Friday, Oct. 19.