The concept of home can bring to mind just about anything.

The concept of home can bring to mind just about anything.
That's what makes the next event at artCentral so appealing to local artists. The director of artCentral at Hyde House, Sally Armstrong, is excited to have such a wide variety of art up for auction … all on 6X12 canvases.
“The idea came about around Christmastime,” Armstrong said. “The board was discussing the theme with advisors Jerry Ellis and Sandy Higgins, and Jerry held up a lid of a box of chocolates we had setting out, saying 'this would be perfect.' So, it's like Forrest Gump's 'you never know what you're going to get.'”
Also brand new to artCentral, Carthage High School art students will participate in this auction. Seniors Alanedria Lovelace and Victoria Still and junior Katie Watson are turning their 6X12 canvases into representations of what home means to them.
“They're some of the best students I have,” said CHS art teacher Cheryle Church. “They're hard workers; you can tell they enjoy it. They're not going to just put it down after high school.”
Watson, an art intern at Cherry's Art Emporium on the Square, is a former artCamp student of Armstrong's. Her piece in the show will portray her love for water.
Still's painting revolves around a well-loved pickup truck that has been in her family for years. Lovelace's painting expresses a love for the written word.
“I'm the reader of my family,” she said, “I always have a book with me.”
The “6X12 A Slice of Home” art auction will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 18 at Hyde House, 1110 E. 13th St. Optional frames will be offered by Cherry's. Pre-viewing of the 73 artists' works will be available beginning April 14.