CASK celebrates holiday with art, plans to change name

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Creative Arts of Shell Knob (CASK) members had fun at a Dec. 10 Paint 'N Pour class painting snowmen. Pictured in front row from left: Pete Ploss and Phyllis Callender. Back row: Sharon Glenn, Lexie Vance, Zelma Vance, Cathy Nelson, Judy Condron, Randy Condron, Becky Oberly, Gayle Miller and Bonita Ouellette. Contributed photo

Creative Arts of Shell Knob, known as CASK, held its last formal meeting of the year on Monday, Dec. 5.

Brenda Conway and Michael Gains visited on Dec. 4 and 5 from the Missouri Association of Community Art Agencies to help evaluate our the group's purpose and mission statement and make future plans for the organization. The group wishes to thank them for making the trip and their time and attention.

In moving to a 501(c)3 status, the group will soon have a name change, which is in the process of being determined.

Officers were voted on for 2017 and are as follows: Lew Aytes, president; Eunice Blazek, vice president; Jo Twidwell, secretary; Eileen Ploss, treasurer; and Liz Hendrix, member at large.

The Paint 'N Pour class Dec. 10 was much fun for artists, which painted a snowman under the direction of Jo Daniels. Well, most artists painted a snowman; Pete Ploss had his own idea and his snowman is still in the production stage with falling snow.

The gallery will be closed to the public the month of January, but all workshops and meetings will be held. CASK is located behind Bridgeway Plaza in the white building with a large mural on the side. To follow the group online, visit them at: and on Facebook.

CASK would like to thank the Shell Knob community for all of its support this year, and looks forward to offering area residents even more opportunities to experience the arts in 2017.