The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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April 13, 2014

Jo Ellis: Silent auction of collection of artwork to benefit artCentral

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Today is the start of the silent auction benefit for artCentral in Carthage.

Sporting “6 x 12: A Slice of Home” as the theme, the collection of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works will hang in the Hyde House galleries at 1110 E. 13th St.

More than 40 artists were given 6-by-12-inch canvases and asked to create an image that reflects their personal interpretation of a favorite subject or scene of the Ozarks, the local area or Carthage. Bids on the donated pieces will be taken throughout the week.

Viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday, or by reservation by calling 417-358-4404. A reception, with free admission, will begin at 6 p.m. Friday. The bidding will continue through 7:30 p.m., after which the winners will be announced.

A promotional prize will be awarded to one of the participating artists whose name will be randomly drawn. The winner will receive a trip for two to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., lunch in its dining room, an overnight stay at the unique 21c Museum Hotel, and dinner at the gourmet restaurant The Hive.

Since my husband is one of the participating artists, I’m keeping my fingers crossed — all 10 of them.

The reception is being sponsored by Schmidt Associates PC. Proceeds from the sale of the artworks will benefit artCentral’s operational budget.

Our condolences to director Sally Armstrong, whose mother passed away last week, and thanks to board members of artCentral who have been handling the show details and the gallery operations for her while she is away. I’m certain she will be there for the closing reception Friday. Come and bid on your own little “slice of Carthage.”


Ooh la la, ladies. Dig up your French accent, slap on a beret and make plans to attend “Ladies Night Out in Paris” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Broadview Country Club.

Food and music with a European flair will make the shopping that much more enjoyable. For $15 per person, there will be appetizers featuring a crepe station with both savory and sweet crepes, a Basque French onion soup, traditional European salads, imported cheeses, light fruits, crackers and baguettes, and a melange of classic desserts. A full bar will be available.

There will be spring treasures from the Pink Rose Gift Shop and items of casual fun fashion from the CAbistet Clothing line, which can be purchased only at independent shows or online.

All items purchased from the Pink Rose Gift Shop benefit the McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation.

Reservations may still be made by calling 417-358-2473.

ADDRESS CORRESPONDENCE to Jo Ellis, c/o The Joplin Globe, Box 7, Joplin, MO 64802 or email

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