The next artCentral exhibit in Carthage will be "Ordinary Wonders," running March 3-19, featuring watercolors on paper by Susie Bewick of Carthage.

The next artCentral exhibit in Carthage will be "Ordinary Wonders," running March 3-19, featuring watercolors on paper by Susie Bewick of Carthage.
The opening reception takes place at 6-8 pm, Friday, March 3 at Hyde House, 1110 E. 13th St., in Carthage.
The public is invited. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.
Schmidt Associates, P.C., Certified Public Accounts are the generous underwriters for this exhibition.
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CURATOR REVIEW
With great pleasure, artCentral at Hyde House in Carthage welcomes “Ordinary Wonders”, the March Exhibition showcasing Susie Bewick’s radiantly vibrant watercolors on paper.
“Watercolor is really my medium of choice,” observes Susie, “because of its transparency and its purity and vibrancy of color.  In my paintings I hope my viewers will find some of the magic I see in ordinary objects and everyday wonders.”
Susie’s childhood family was creative. Her mother was a prolific artist: her father, the master of the twelve harness loom: her brother invented his own fireworks. (The mattress really did go up fifteen feet in the air!).
Life was slow in Susie’s small town. Things caught her eye.
Every once in a while she’d come upon a small object of exquisite perfection--a brass padlock from India in the form of a sleek panther with a curling tail, a translucent Japanese cup with geishas in red kimonos, a perfect milkweed pod with silky parachutes. Some things were so solid. Some things were so fragile and ephemeral. For Susie there was magic in all these ordinary objects.
Susie majored in Art at the University of Missouri, married and raised children for several years while always continuing to find magic in ordinary wonders.
As her children got older, she took a job as an elementary art teacher with the Carthage School system. She loved working with kids and all the ideas floating through their heads.  In her own words, “We definitely proved there was more than one way to solve a problem!”
Now retired, Susie’s been painting with watercolors for many years. Today, in search of inspiration, she’s frequently on the move—traveling with her husband, Tom, always finding magic in ordinary wonders wherever they go, whether for a walk around the block or a journey out west to explore and paint in Georgia O’Keeffe country.
With brilliant colors and vibrating light, Susie’s creations joyfully celebrate her discoveries and the things that catch her eye. Her magical watercolor paintings are truly extraordinary wonders!