Do you have some original drawings or paintings around your house that you will be willing to display for others to see?

Do you have some original drawings or paintings around your house that you will be willing to display for others to see?
The Neosho National Fish Hatchery is going to celebrate its 130 anniversary in July, and the Neosho Arts Council is having a one-day Neosho art show as part of the celebration. The art show will be titled "Scenes of Neosho—Past and Present." The Friends of the Neosho National Fish Hatchery is calling for people to show what artwork they have of the fish hatchery and other scenes of Neosho.
It does not matter who did the artwork, or when it was done. It may be a fairly new piece or one created many years ago by a long dead artist.
If you have a piece or two that you would like everyone to see, consider putting it in the show. The date is July 7, 2018, and the show will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The owner of the piece will be responsible for getting it to the hatchery by 8:30 a.m. and picking it up shortly after 4 p.m.
Members of the Friends group will stay with the paintings all day and do everything they possibly can to guard and protect the art.
So, if you have a piece or two you would be willing to exhibit, please call 451-3415 soon with your name and a brief bit about the creator, the painting's size and the subject. If there is no answer, please leave your name and telephone number and someone will call you back.
The public is invited to both this 130th celebration and to the art exhibit. The Friends of the Neosho National Fish Hatchery is sponsoring the event in cooperation with the Neosho National Fish Hatchery and the Neosho Arts Council.
I understand that the Friends have ordered some special cakes for the occasion. A little birdie told me there would be a strawberry cake, a white cake and a chocolate cake.
So come out and celebrate with the hatchery on July 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and don't forget to share a piece of hatchery/Neosho artwork. Just call and let us know what you would like to show off.
Art is to be enjoyed and shared with others, so I am hoping to see some special scenes. I am lending at least one picture of the old hatchery building which was done by the late Maudmary Wilson, a long time art teacher at Neosho High School.
Maybe by July 7, winter will be over and we can all enjoy walking the grounds of the hatchery and seeing some very special artwork.
Neosho is very fortunate to be the home of the hatchery. For 130 years she has been a good neighbor and a great asset. I'm sure the hatchery is one of the biggest tourists draws and that helps a number of other visitors.
Why not look around your house and see what you might have in the way of paintings and drawings to show off. I know I would like to see them.


Kay Hively writes a weekly column for the Daily News.