April 2021

Posted on Mar 29, 2021 in Monthly Arts & Culture

What’s coming up in April 2021? We have all the details on arts, culture, and entertainment in Joplin, MO. Scroll through and share with friends…

Featured Image: Art in the Park at George Washington Carver National Monument.


PERFORMANCES:

April 8: Pro Musica Presents: Invoke Quartet, 6:30pm at a location TBD. Enjoy an outdoor concert featuring the Americana-infused Invoke Quartet. Based in Austin, Texas, Invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental band melds traditions from across America including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism, weaving together truly individual music written by and for the group. Invoke’s albums Souls in the Mud and Furious Creek feature original works, plus the quartet has also performed and recorded numerous world premieres. Invoke believes in championing diverse American voices including their ongoing commissioning project American Postcards, which asks composers to pick a time and place in American history and tell its story. Reservations required; visit promusicajoplin.org/invokequartet to make your free reservation. Free and open to the public. More information: Jay Gilman, director@promusicajoplin.org, 417.625.1822.

April 8–10: MOSO Theatre Presents: Southern Showcase, Onstage!, 7:30pm at Missouri Southern State University (3950 E Newman Rd). A performance of various musical theatre hits from across time! Tickets for in-person performance as well as livestream options are available online at showtix4u.com/events/MOSOTheatre. Tickets: $15. More information: Erick Wolfe, wolfe-e@mssu.edu, 417.625.3044.

April 10: Ben Miller’s Birthday Show feat. Pat Kay, 6:30pm (doors 6:00pm) at The Coda Concert House (2120 E 24th St). The critically acclaimed Ben Miller Band is coming to Joplin on its namesake’s birthday! Help celebrate this wildly popular singer with an unforgettable night of distinctive music, featuring special guest and one-man band Pat Kay. Please note: due to COVID-19, audience capacity is limited. There is a suggested, minimum donation of $20. More information and reservations: Jeff Morrow, info@codaconcerthouse.com. In response to reservations, a confirmation email with the address, directions, parking etc. will be sent in return. All proceeds benefit the artist performing.

April 15–17: Dream Theater Co. Presents: Gruesome Playground Injuries, 7:30pm at Studio 124 (124 S Main St). Gruesome Playground Injuries is not your typical love story: Doug and Kayleen meet at the nurse’s office in their elementary school; she’s got a painful stomachache, and he’s all banged up from a running dive off the roof of the school. Over the next thirty years, these scar-crossed lovers meet again and again, brought together by injury, heartbreak, and their own self-destructive tendencies. Due to the intimate nature of the venue, the audience will be asked to wear a mask. Performers will not be masked and may come within six feet of some audience members. Tickets are available online at showtix4u.com/event-details/49455. Tickets: $12. More information: Becki Arnall, dtstudio124@gmail.com, 417.622.6470.

April 15–18: Songs in the Night by Joseph Ransom, 7:00pm (Sundays 2:30pm) at Stained Glass Theatre Joplin (2101 Annie Baxter Ave). Based on the true story of Fanny Crosby, Songs in the Night is an inspirational tale of a blind hymn writer. Faced with overwhelming obstacles, including blindness, illness, and family tragedy, Crosby’s challenges only enhanced her faith and she wrote 9,000 hymns, many of which are still popular today. Her spirit and story may just change your life for the better! Thursday through Saturday, doors will open at 6:15pm; on Sunday, doors will open at 1:45pm. Tickets are available online at sgtjoplin.com/events. Tickets: Adults (Ages 14+) $10, Children (Ages 4-13) $5, Children (Ages 0-3) admitted for free. More information: Amanda Klein, sgtjoplin@gmail.com.

April 16 & 17: Theatre at Joplin High School Presents: The Drowsy Chaperone, 7:00pm at Joplin High School Performing Arts Center (2104 S Indiana Ave). The Joplin High School Theatre Department proudly presents their spring musical The Drowsy Chaperone. In this award-winning show, a man plays a record of his favorite musical, a fictitious production titled The Drowsy Chaperone. The recording brings the madcap musical and its characters to life: two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and an intoxicated chaperone. Tickets are available online at https://tinyurl.com/JHSDROWSY. Attendees must wear masks. Tickets: $10. More information: Ashley Trotnic, ashleytrotnic@joplinschools.org, 417.625.5230.

April 22: Paul Thorn House Concert, 7:00pm (doors 6:30pm) at The Coda Concert House (2120 E 24th St). Paul Thorn has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of roots music. Hailed as the “Mark Twain of Americana,” Thorn brings his gritty, Gospel-infused, Southern rock straight from his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, where he grew up as the son of Pentecostal preacher and the nephew of a pimp. Please note: due to COVID-19, audience capacity is limited. There is a suggested, minimum donation of $65. More information and reservations: Jeff Morrow, info@codaconcerthouse.com. In response to reservations, a confirmation email with the address, directions, parking etc. will be sent in return. All proceeds benefit the artist performing.

April 22–25: Songs in the Night by Joseph Ransom, 7:00pm (Sundays 2:30pm) at Stained Glass Theatre Joplin (2101 Annie Baxter Ave). Based on the true story of Fanny Crosby, Songs in the Night is an inspirational tale of a blind hymn writer. Faced with overwhelming obstacles, including blindness, illness, and family tragedy, Crosby’s challenges only enhanced her faith and she wrote 9,000 hymns, many of which are still popular today. Her spirit and story may just change your life for the better! Thursday through Saturday, doors will open at 6:15pm; on Sunday, doors will open at 1:45pm. Tickets are available online at sgtjoplin.com/events. Tickets: Adults (Ages 14+) $10, Children (Ages 4-13) $5, Children (Ages 0-3) admitted for free. More information: Amanda Klein, sgtjoplin@gmail.com.

April 24: Pratt Presents: Comedy at Bookhouse Cinema with Ty Clay, 8:00pm (doors 7:30pm) at Bookhouse Cinema (715 E Broadway St). Enjoy an evening of laughs with Kansas City comedians Ty Clay and Aaron Scarbrough, as they perform their hilarious stand-up routines at Bookhouse Cinema! Tickets: $10. More information: Holly Crane, bookhousejoplin@gmail.com, 417.825.5161.

April 24–May 1: Connect2Culture Presents: Live from The Sheldon with Zakir Hussain, online. Connect2Culture, in collaboration with HEC Media and The Sheldon, presents Live From The Sheldon, a monthly, virtual concert series recorded live at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Missouri! April’s performance features percussionist and international phenomenon Zakir Hussain, who is widely considered the father of the contemporary world music movement and a classical tabla virtuoso. One of the most influential musicians of the past 50 years, and co-founder of the legendary fusion band Shakti, Hussain is known for his masterful improvisations and brilliant live performances. Zakir is joined by his fellow Masters of Percussion: Anantha Krishnan, Mridangam; Marcus Gilmore, drums; and Pezhham Akhavass, tombak and daf. Tune in to see these incredible artists on Connect2Culture’s YouTube channel. The performance goes live on Saturday, April 24 at 7:00pm and will be available through Saturday, May 1. This performance is produced by HEC Media, in partnership with The Sheldon and Connect2Culture. Free and open to the public. More information: Chris Peimann, cpeimann@thesheldon.org, 314.533.9900 X19.

April 29May 2: MOSO Theatre Presents: Wind in the Willows, 7:30pm (Sunday 2:30pm) at Missouri Southern State University (3950 E Newman Rd). Join that actors of MOSO Theatre for a children’s show in Missouri Southern’s Black Box Theatre! This riotous comedy follows Mole, Rat, Badger, and the impulsive Mr. Toad, whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape from prison and, after a series of misadventures, a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall. Full of humor, wit, a soaring score, and heartwarming lessons of friendship, The Wind in the Willows is the perfect fit for any family. Tickets available online at mssu.edu/theatre. Tickets: $15. More information: Erick Wolfe, wolfe-e@mssu.edu, 417.625.3044.


EVENTS:

Saturdays: Joplin Empire Market, 10:00am–2:00pm at Joplin Empire Market (931 E 4th St). The Joplin Empire Market is the place to find the best in locally grown produce, gourmet foodstuffs, and handmade artisan goods. Housed in a historic brick building adjacent to downtown, this indoor/outdoor public market is one of Joplin’s favorite gathering spots. Curbside ordering is available and orders may be placed from Tuesdays at 8:00pm until Thursdays at 8:00pm online at http://localline.ca/joplin-empire-market. Curbside pickup hours are 10:30am–12:30pm on Saturdays. More information: Ivy Hagedorn, ivy@joplinempiremarket.com, 417.986.3914.

All Month: National Poetry Month. April 2021 marks the 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry. Launched by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Join the largest literary celebration in the world! More information: poets.org/national-poetry-month.

March 1–April 30: Neosho Arts Council: Spring Art Challenge (Ages 6+), online. The Neosho Arts Council wants to encourage and challenge our community’s creativity with their Spring Art Challenge! The Spring Art Challenge is an online arts contest that offers a chance to sharpen artistic skills and enjoy creative expression. Each week will feature a new challenge. This year, there are four challenges, including drawing, comics, photography, and writing. There are three age divisions and all entries are free. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top winner in each division of each category. For more information, visit neoshoarts.net/spring-art-challenge.html. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Serio, neoshoartscouncil@gmail.com, 417.592.1673.

April 1–June 18: Joplin Arts Fest Application Process, online. Joplin Arts Fes is Southwest Missouri’s premier fall arts festival – and you can be a part of it! This juried event showcases exceptional talent from 2D and 3D artists exhibiting their original artwork. This year’s festival will be held at the Joplin Empire Market, a historic venue that will feature outdoor, courtyard booth spaces and indoor booths. The art festival will be held on Friday evening, September 17, 2021 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Visit zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=9322 for additional details or for the application. More information: Ivy Hagedorn, ivy@joplinempiremarket.com, 417.986.3914.

April 1: Virtual First Thursday ArtWalk, 5:30–8:30pm via Facebook. Enjoy all the aspects you love about First Thursday ArtWalk from the comfort of your own home! Watch dozens of artists demonstrating their artistic process and prerecorded sessions from talented, local musicians. Can’t watch live? No problem! Each First Thursday ArtWalk video stays up for one month. For more details, visit their Facebook page. Free and open to the public. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

April 2: Opening Reception: Paint in Motion by Philip Ledbetter, 6:00–8:00pm at artCentral Carthage (1110 E 13th St, Carthage, MO). Celebrate the long-awaited exhibit Paint in Motion by Philip Ledbetter during an opening reception! Enjoy snacks, libations, and fabulous artwork, all in the historic Hyde House. Free and open to the public. More information: Alice Lynn Greenwood-Mathé, artcentral@artcentralcarthage.org, 417.358.4404.

April 2: VSM Joplin: April First Friday, 7:00–9:00pm at Mercy Park (2601 McClelland Blvd). Kick off your weekend with the classic art of swing dance! VSM Joplin is back and you can join them for a dance lesson at 7:00pm in the pavilion at Mercy Park. After the lesson, show off your new skills or kick back and enjoy some great music during a social dance at 8:00pm! Please bring a lawn chair. Registration required; for information on how to register, visit https://fb.me/e/62xV6cVgE. This event is limited to the first 50 people who register. Tickets: $5 per person. More information: Ashley King, vsmjoplin@gmail.com, 316.243.8175.

April 3–17: Mintahama: Clicks for Camp Spring Photography Contest at Camp Mintahama (7013 Eland Rd). Clicks #forCampMintahama Contests seasonally offer guided access to the closed camp property of Camp Mintahama for photographers of all skill levels. The Spring Photography Contest’s purpose is to showcase the beauty of this 140-acre forested property, potentially closed forever without community intervention. Thanks to photographers and their work, the public can see Mintahama for the wonderful resource it is and the possibilities it holds. The contest concludes with an awards day and showcase in local supporting establishments; additional details to follow. Sign up to have guided access by visiting mintahama.org/events. Contest ends on Saturday, April 17 at 11:00pm. Free and open to the public. More information: Lindsey Luebber, publicrelations@mintahama.org, 417.291.2060.

April 3 & 4: Archaeological Investigations, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Have you ever discovered an unknown object in your backyard? Archaeologists uncovered artifacts at George Washington Carver National Monument. Drop by and learn about some of these found items with a park ranger, and glance at a piece of history! All GWC programming will be conducted outdoors with a social distancing order as outlined in national and CDC guidelines. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Martin, GWCA_Interpretation@nps.gov, 417.325.4151.

April 6: Opening Reception: Joplin K-12 At Show, 5:30–7:30pm at Joplin High School (2104 Indiana Ave). They may be young, but these artists are seriously skilled! Support and celebrate the work of talented Joplin Schools students whose artwork is on display in the Joplin K-12 Art Show. Free and open to the public. More information: Seth Wolfshorndl, sethwolfshorndl@joplinschools.org, 417.625.5230.

April 8: Joplin Writers’ Guild, 6:00pm via Zoom. The Joplin Writers’ Guild, a chapter of the Missouri Writers’ Guild, includes a wide variety of writers – from hobbyists to professional, published writers. Members have published novels (romance, mystery, historical, middle grade, YA, etc.), nonfiction books (regional history and the Arcadia Images of America series), and articles (travel, education, law topics, etc.). The group focuses on supporting each other and sharing information about the publishing and writing industries. This group is open to the public. Dues are $10 for the year, but anyone interested can attend their first meeting free. In the wake of COVID-19, information about meetings can be found on Facebook at bit.ly/joplin-writers-guild. More information: S.V. Farnsworth, s.v.farnsworth@gmail.com, 417.691.0480.

April 8: Virtual Reading, 7:00pm on Facebook. Join the staff of Small Harbor Publishing for a virtual reading on the Harbor Review Facebook page (facebook.com/HarborPoems). The reading will stream live at 7:00pm. Harbor Review is a small online space for poetry and art. Free and open to the public. More information: Allison Blevins, ablevins@pittstate.edu.

April 9–April 11: OCC Illuminate 48-Hour Film Festival at Ozark Christian College (1111 N Main St). The OCC Art Collective invites students to express their creativity in writing, performing, shooting, and editing a short film in this 48-hour film festival! Films will be judged by a panel of professional film producers and discriminating film consumers. This festival is open to teams of OCC students, alumni, and the Joplin community, provided an OCC student or alumnus is on the team. The festival begins at 3:00pm on Friday, April 9 and will end at 3:00pm on Sunday, April 11. The event will culminate with film screenings and an awards show at 7:00pm on Monday, April 12. For rules and registration, visit occ.edu/events-resources/filmfestival. Free and open to the public. More information: Matt Stafford, stafford.matt@occ.edu, 417.540.6808.

April 10: Paris Week at Joplin Empire Market, 10:00am–2:00pm at Joplin Empire Market (931 E 4th St). The Joplin Empire Market is preparing for their 3rd annual Paris Week. Dress in your favorite beret and prepare to indulge in French-inspired treats while enjoying all the Parisian fun! Hou la la! Free and open to the public; food and drink available for purchase. More information: Ivy Hagedorn, ivy@joplinempiremarket.com, 417.986.3914.

April 10 & 11: Expressions of the Soul, 1:00pm at George Washington National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Art is the visual representation of emotions that simply can’t be described with words. Chat with a park ranger as they “paint a picture” of George Washington Carver and how his creations were an expression of his soul. Due to current conditions, this event is subject to change. All GWC programming will be conducted outdoors with a social distancing order as outlined in national and CDC guidelines. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Martin, GWCA_Interpretation@nps.gov, 417.325.4151.

April 12: OCC Illuminate 48-Hour Film Festival Awards Show: The Lumies, 7:00pm at Ozark Christian College, Chapel (1111 N Main St). Attend the OCC Illuminate 48-Hour Film Festival Awards ceremony, The Lumies, to watch all the films created during the 48-hour film festival. Then, see which teams will be rewarded for their efforts! For additional details, visit occ.edu/events-resources/filmfestival. Free and open to the public. More information: Matt Stafford, stafford.matt@occ.edu, 417.540.6808.

April 13: C2C Monthly Check-Ins, 11:00am–Noon via Zoom. These casual, online meetings encourage Joplin area arts and cultural organizations to share brief updates, news, and ideas with one another during this time. You and your organization are invited to join the conversation! Let’s keep the arts and cultural community connected. Register at bit.ly/c2c-monthly-checkins. You can register for all check-ins or just specific dates. Instructions will be sent as soon as you register. More information: Emily Frankoski, emily@connect2culture.org, 417.501.5550.

April 13: 1000 Words, 6:30–8:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and the myriad of images appearing in PhotoSpiva 2021 will be waiting to inspire writers for the 13th annual 1000 Words event. Authors are invited to pick one or two exhibition photos to use as springboards for poems or prose. The public is invited to attend the 1000 Words reading at 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 13 in the Main Gallery. Readings will be recorded and linked to their exhibition photos via QR codes. Deadline to sign up is April 10. Free and open to the public. More information: Shaun Conroy, sconroy@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

April 15: Spiva in Bloom: Floral Designer Reception, 5:30pm–7:30pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Celebrate the art of flowers! Local floral designers have created beautiful arrangements inspired by works from PhotoSpiva 2021. This reception, in their honor, will be a wonderful first look at these amazing displays! Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

April 15: Third Thursday, 5:30–8:30pm on Main Street in Downtown Joplin. After nearly one year without it, Third Thursday is back! Although things may look different, Third Thursday, Joplin’s trademark cultural event, is a great opportunity to hang out with friends and family, stroll through Downtown, eat great food, listen to music, peruse local art, and shop! Free and open to the public. More information: Lori Haun, info@downtownjoplin.com, 417.501.9649.

April 16: Downtown Joplin Clean Team, 5:30–6:30pm at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company (506 S Joplin Ave). Do you love your downtown? Do you wish to keep it what it is – creative, colorful, and connected? Do you have an hour after work to dedicate your time? By joining your neighbors in one or more Clean Team events, you can keep Downtown Joplin looking fresh and alive. Sign up to pitch in at bit.ly/dja-clean-team-2021. Downtown Joplin Alliance will provide supplies, though you’re more than welcome to bring extra brooms, rakes, or gloves. Unable to attend a Clean Team event? Gather friends, family, or coworkers and take 10-15 minutes walking around Downtown Joplin, cleaning up any trash and debris. Then, share before and after pictures of your efforts with #trashtag on Downtown Joplin Alliance’s Facebook page! The Clean Team will meet at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company. Free and open to the public. More information: Lori Haun, info@downtownjoplin.com, 417.501.9649.

April 17: Park Prescription (Rx) Day, 10:00am–1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Just what the doctor ordered! The sounds of spring can be heard all around as we see wildflowers, trees, and plants full of life. Celebrate and encourage human wellness and good health through nature. Activities include yoga, Tai Chi, nature walking, and more! You can even bring your pup and swear the in as official BARK Rangers, or enjoy a walk with a Ranger and learn more about George Washington Carver’s educational bulletins. Due to current conditions, this event is subject to change. All GWC programming will be conducted outdoors with a social distancing order as outlined in national and CDC guidelines. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Martin, GWCA_Interpretation@nps.gov, 417.325.4151.

April 17: Family Fishing: Making Your Outing a Success, 10:00–11:30am & 12:30–2:00pm at Walter Woods Conservation Area (7129 Dutch Elm Dr). Celebrate spring by taking the kids outside and discovering the basics of family fishing. Learn the basics of fishing to get any beginner angler ready to catch fish and explore basic, necessary gear and how to use it.  Then, wet a line and do some catch and release fishing at the education pond! Participants do NOT need a fishing permit for this program. All participants must register separately at mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/AllEvents?EventTypeId=17. Free and open to the public. More information: Tim Smith, Shoal.Creek@mdc.mo.gov, 417-629-3434.

April 19 & 20: Auditions: Rattlesnake by Jonathon Peck, 7:00pm at Studio 124 (124 S Main St). Rattlesnake, a full-length, original play by local theatre professor Jonathon Peck, follows a father who is raising a high-functioning autistic son. Along with the complications that come from raising his son, he must also grapple with suspicions that he may have his own issues with undiagnosed autism. Performance dates to come. Free and open to the public. More information: Becki Arnall, dtstudio124@gmail.com, 417.622.6470.

April 19 & 20: Auditions: Southern Fried Nuptials, 7:00pm at Stained Glass Theatre Joplin (2101 Annie Baxter Ave). The original cast of Southern Fried Funeral, a STGJ performance from October 2019, has reprised their roles for this uproarious sequel! The Fryes, a stereotypical Southern family, return to the stage to prepare for the on-again/off-again wedding of Harline Frye. With quirky family members, an overly nosy wedding planner, a meddling ex-boyfriend, and a hopeful suitor in the mix, the Fryes strive to get Harline down the aisle in one piece. Performance dates to come. Needed: Two men between the ages of 25 and 60. Free and open to the public. More information: Amanda Klein, sgtjoplin@gmail.com.

April 23: Open Mic Poetry Night (Ages 21+), 7:00pm at Joplin Empire Market (931 E 4th St). Write poetry? Love poetry? Come recite a poem you’ve written OR one by a poet you love. Feel free to bring some craft beer or a bottle of wine to enjoy. This is a 21+ event. Masks required. Registration required through clicking the blue “reserve a spot” button in the Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/open-mic-poetry-night-2021. Marking yourself as “going” will not reserve a spot. This event is limited to the first 50 people who register. Open Mic Poetry Night is a collaborative endeavor to celebrate National Poetry Month between Connect2Culture, Post Art Library, and Pub Hound Press. Free and open to the public. More information: Emily Frankoski, emily@connect2culture.org, 417.501.5550.

April 24: Celebrating Earth Day with Trevor the Bunny, 9:00–Noon at Webb City Farmers Market (106 E Tracy St, Webb City, MO). Help Trevor the bunny and his friends from Wildcat Glades Friends Group celebrate Earth Day at the Webb City Farmers Market! Drop by to learn about animal habitats, discuss how everyone can be a friend to the Earth, and say hi to Trevor! Free and open to the public. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

April 24: Physics Fun Pop-Up at Joplin Public Library, 10:00am–1:00pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St). While they continue to work towards opening a science center in Joplin, the Creative Learning Alliance has created Physics Fun Brain Bags to help pass the time! Each Brain Bag is filled with Drop on In, an experiment that explores inertia, energy, and Newtonian physics. Get yours at the Joplin Public Library and conduct the experiment from your home! Only 50 bags will be available. Free and open to the public. More information: Shelby Witzman, shelby@creativelearningalliance.org, 417.825.2710.

April 24: Celebrate Joplin: Iris Show by the Tri-State Iris Society, 10:00am–1:00pm at Joplin Empire Market (931 E 4th St). In preparation for Joplin’s 150th birthday in 2023, the Tri-State Iris Society, Celebrate Joplin, and the centennial planning commission are partnering up for an iris show! Participants receive instructions for growing and caring for the City’s official Flower and will receive a map of where public garden beds have been planted. Free and open to the public. More information: Patrick Tuttle, ptuttle@joplinmo.org, 417.625.4789.

April 24: Art in the Park, 10:00am–3:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Enjoy time in the outdoors as you learn about George Washington Carver’s love of art. Join a ranger-led talk discussing how George considered art to be an “expression of his soul.” Self-guided activities will also be available along the trail. More details to come! All GWC programming will be conducted outdoors with a social distancing order as outlined in national and CDC guidelines. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Martin, GWCA_Interpretation@nps.gov, 417.325.4151.

April 24: Ozarks Writers League: Virtual Conference, 10:00am–5:00pm via Zoom. Ozark Writers League’s annual, spring conference is going virtual! Join them for a day of informative sessions about marketing, design, the use of audiobooks, and more. For a full list of sessions, visit ozarkswritersleague.com/conferences. Interested in joining? Dues are $30 annually and allow for free access to events and conferences like this. More information: S.V. Farnsworth, s.v.farnsworth@gmail.com, 417.691.0480.

April 25: B.A.R.K. Ranger Program, 10:00am–Noon at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Give your dog the best treat and go for a walk in your favorite national park! Stop by George Washington Carver National Monument from 10:00am to noon to walk your pup. You will learn the B.A.R.K. Ranger rules and your furry friend will be sworn in as a BARK ranger! Due to current conditions, this event is subject to change. All GWC programming will be conducted outdoors with a social distancing order as outlined in national and CDC guidelines. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Martin, GWCA_Interpretation@nps.gov, 417.325.4151.

April 25: Oscar Watch Party, 7:00pm at Bookhouse Cinema (715 E Broadway St). The 93rd annual Academy Awards ceremony honors the best films of 2020 and early 2021. Head to Bookhouse Cinema for a casual watch party and discover if your favorites make the cut! More information: Holly Crane, bookhousejoplin@gmail.com, 417.825.5161.

April 26: Virtual Book Discussion, 6:00–7:00pm via Zoom. Join the conversation about Caroline B. Cooney’s mystery Before She Was Helen! In this absorbing adult novel, main character Clementine Lakefield leads a relatively normal life for a retiree. Below the surface, however, Clemmie hides a lifetime of secrets that she must confront when her neighbor goes missing. Check out a copy of Before She Was Helen at the Joplin Public Library or download it instantly from Hoopla, the Library’s ebook platform. A library card is necessary for book checkout. Read the book and then, sign up to discuss it by emailing the Library’s Reference Desk at refdesk@joplinpubliclibrary.org. Free and open to the public. More information: Chelsey Gatewood, cgatewood@joplinpubilclibrary.org, 417.623.7953.

April 29: Open Mic Night, 7:00 (sign-ups 6:30pm) at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company (506 S Joplin Ave). Musicians, singers, poets! Looking to showcase your talent? Look no further than Joplin Avenue Coffee Company’s Open Mic Nights. Performers are each allotted five to eight minutes per set. Two vocal mics, a quarter inch plug-in for guitar/piano, and an aux cable will be available. To sign up early, message them at facebook.com/joplinavecoffeeco. All ages welcome! Participants are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and encouraged to wear a mask. Free and open to the public. More information: Autumn Zimmerman, autumn@joplinavenuecoffeecompany.com, 417.483.5558.

April 29: Poem In Your Pocket Day. On Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and online. “Pocket Poems” will be distributed at Joplin Public Library and coffee shops throughout Joplin! This is a collaborative celebration for National Poetry Month led by Connect2Culture, Post Art Library, and Pub Hound Press.

April 30: Opening Reception: Elemental Blue by MSSU Seniors, 5:00–8:00pm at Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery (3950 E Newman Rd). Celebrate the skill and accomplishments of three Missouri Southern seniors, whose artwork is featured in the latest exhibit, Elemental Blue. Free and open to the public. More information: Dr. Christine Bentley, bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

April 30: Spring Open House, 5:00–8:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Spring has sprung at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio! Drop by anytime during this open house and enjoy refreshments, find beautiful artwork, and meet Local Color’s award-winning artists. Items for sale include pottery, paintings, pyrography, wood turnings, sculpture, glass, jewelry, and much more. Free and open to the public. More information: Margie Moss, margiemonet@gmail.com, 417.553.0835.


EXHIBITS:

April 26–30: Elemental Blue by MSSU Seniors at Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery (3950 E Newman Rd). Elemental Blue is a an exhibit featuring the artwork of Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) seniors Ashton McGehee, Madalyn Richardson, and Edward Williams. Ashton McGehee will exhibit her interactive design for a mobile application that helps unhoused individuals navigate the bureaucratic processes of applying for help. The design work exhibited by Madalyn Richardson explores how emergent literacy is affected by children’s interaction with print and digital mediums while reading and what combinations are most appropriate for early learners. The work of Edward Williams, Average Fedora Person, is a game featuring a simplistic pixel character, defined by his jaunty fedora, that players can move around, collect coins, while attempting to avoid or combat enemies. Free and open to the public. More information: Dr. Christine Bentley, bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

April 6–13: Joplin K-12 Art Show at Joplin High School (2104 Indiana Ave). You are invited to support the work of Joplin’s talented, young artists during the annual Joplin K-12 Art Show! Held in the JHS Performing Art Center’s foyer and art gallery, this show features a variety of artwork from nearly every Joplin school. Free and open to the public. More information: Seth Wolfshorndl, sethwolfshorndl@joplinschools.org, 417.625.5230.

April 2–May 15: Paint in Motion by Philip Ledbetter at artCentral Carthage (1110 E 13th St, Carthage, MO). After the pandemic reached the four-state area, artist Philip Ledbetter’s exhibit Paint in Motion was postponed. Now, at long last, see this talented artist’s distinctive technique in his latest body of work, which was inspired by the sun, sea, nature, other artists, and music. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Alice Lynn Greenwood-Mathé, artcentral@artcentralcarthage.org, 417.358.4404.

April 1–30: Made of Objects by Amber Mintert at Urban Art Gallery (511 S Main St). Painter and Missouri Southern State University Professor Amber Mintert presents a collection of whimsical works in her exhibit Made of Objects. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

April 1–30: Spring Forward with Local Color by Local Color Art Gallery Artists at Club 609 (609 S Main St). Good food and good art – what more could you ask for? Head to Club 609 to grab a bite to eat and admire the paintings of artists from Local Color Art Gallery & Studio. Free and open to the public. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

April 1–30: Save Humanity by Justin Kidston at Beast and Barrel (530 S Main St). In his latest exhibit Save Humanity, local artist Justin Kidston uses his surreal, oil paintings to explore the ideas of despair, revelation, and salvation. Free and open to the public. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

April 1–30: Amor, Amor, Amor by Holly Gomez at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company (506 S Joplin Ave). Neosho artist Holly Gomez brings her exhibit Amor, Amor, Amor to Joplin Avenue Coffee Company! Gomez works mainly in acrylic, mixed media, and resin to produce whimsical, abstract works. She feels that her art is healing and is needed now more than ever – especially at a time when unity, love, and harmony are in low supply. Free and open to the public. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

April 1–May 31: Samplings by Brenda Sageng at Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (320 E 4th St). Brenda Sageng, a Missouri Southern State University adjunct art professor, presents a collection of paintings demonstrating her skill and control. Free and open to the public. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

March 20–May 7: 2021 Small Works Auction at Spiva Center for the Arts, Regional Gallery (222 W 3rd St). Good things do come in small packages! At Spiva Center for the Arts, those small packages will measure 12”x12”, 9”x12” or 6”x6” during the 23rd annual Small Works Auction. In this exhibit and auction, more than 70 Spiva member artists create works from jewelry to collage, which they donate for auctioning. The exhibit is not only a great way to raise money for Spiva operations, but an excellent opportunity to offer exposure for the participating artists. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

March 20–May 15: PhotoSpiva 2021 at Spiva Center for the Arts, Main Gallery (222 W 3rd St). Celebrating its 45th year, PhotoSpiva 2021 delivers an exhibit of photographic excellence from artists across the country. Images were selected by juror Adam Finkelston. The week of the exhibit opening, Finkelston will blind judge the work, without knowledge of the entrants or their status as emerging or professional photographers, and without categories to distinguish photographic processes. The competition is open to all US photographers, and any type of photographic process – from traditional to digital to photo-based mixed media – is eligible, as long as it results in a two-dimensional print that has never been shown at Spiva. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

March 18–April 21: Lapse by Chad Eby at Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery (3950 E Newman Rd). Chad Eby, a Kentucky-based, multidisciplinary artist, designer, and educator, regularly works with light, sound, and code to engage with the grain of digital technology and explore humanity’s fraught relationship with made objects. See his work and his use of digital fabrication techniques in his exhibit, Lapse. Free and open to the public. More information: Dr. Christine Bentley, bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

March 5–May 30: The ABCs of Folklore and Slang by Deby Gilley at Joplin Public Library, Bramlage and Wilcoxon Foundation Gallery (1901 E 20th St). The ABCs of Folklore and Slang is an exhibit featuring 26 linocuts by artist Deby Gilley. Inspired by positive feedback about the titles she gives her works, this series is based on an alphabetical sequence of key letters from the words within the titles. Gilley created these works, which reflect an Ozark heritage, using the relief-printmaking process. “I am hopeful that my chosen images and titles offers a new and refreshing experience to the use of the slang and familiar sayings. Some of the images are people and animals that I know very well,” said Gilley. Her book, The ABCs of Folklore and Slang Told in 26 Linocuts, was released in 2020. Free and open to the public. More information: Jill Sullivan, jhsullivan@postartlibrary.org, 417.623.7953 x1041.

March 1, 2021–January 31, 2022: Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art at Post Art Library (1901 E 20th St). In 2014, Post Art Library put out an international call for mail art for an exhibit that has since turned into an ongoing project. Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is an exhibit of pieces in their collection, as well as an active call for mail art. The call is open to anyone who would like to participate, but Missouri residents are particularly encouraged to send mail art in celebration of the state Bicentennial! For full details, including where to mail art, what will happen to mail art once it is received, and more, visit postartlibrary.org/post-mail-art-projekt. Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is in partnership with Connect2Culture and the Joplin Public Library and will be on exhibit inside the library from March 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022. Free and open to the public. More information: Jill Sullivan, jhsullivan@postartlibrary.org, 417.623.7953 x1041.


CLASSES:

April 1: Hunter Education Skills Session (Ages 11-16), 6:00–10:00pm at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center (201 W Riviera Dr). Satisfy part two of the Missouri Hunter Education requirements during this skills session! To enter the session, you must complete the knowledge portion and provide proof of completion by presenting a qualifier certificate or a completed hunter education student manual the day of the event. The final exam will be administered at the end of the skills session. Registration required. Free and open to the public. More information: Jessie Ballard, jessie.ballard@mdc.mo.gov, 417.629.3434.

April 3: Hunter Education Skills Session (Ages 11-16), 8:00am–Noon at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center (201 W Riviera Dr). Satisfy part two of the Missouri Hunter Education requirements during this skills session! To enter the session, you must complete the knowledge portion and provide proof of completion by presenting a qualifier certificate or a completed hunter education student manual the day of the event. The final exam will be administered at the end of the skills session. Registration required. Free and open to the public. More information: Jessie Ballard, jessie.ballard@mdc.mo.gov, 417.629.3434.

April 3: April Story Time Pottery, 10:00–11:00am at Firehouse Pottery (112 S Main St, Ste A). Listen to a story about bunny rabbits and then paint an adorable piece of pottery to bring the story to life! Participants can participate in-store or at home. Sign up now at placefull.com/april-story-time-pottery. All ages welcome! All supplies provided. Cost: $10, Additional Easter/Spring Ornament $5. More information: Charity Hawkins, firehousepotteryjoplin@gmail.com, 417.553.0671

April 7: TOP 10 Series: Spring Wildflowers, 2:30pm online. Join the Missouri Conservation Department as they discuss a few spring wildflowers, how to identify them, and other interesting facts and information about each flower. All ages welcome. Registration and valid email address required to receive the program link. Free and open to the public. More information: Jessie Ballard, jessie.ballard@mdc.mo.gov, 417.629.3434.

April 7: Naturescaping: Blueprint for Butterflies (Ages 10+), 6:00pm online. Naturescaping is the act of utilizing native flowers, shrubs, and other plants that share our environment for our landscaping needs. The blueprint for an engaging naturescaped yard or school’s outdoor classroom can be as basic as third grade ecology. However, the rewards and aesthetics are beneficial for all who love nature! Conservation Educator and GROW NATIVE advisor Jeff Cantrell will share some garden designs and recommended native forbs to butterfly gardens at schools, public parks, and homes. Registration and a valid email address is required to receive the program link. Free and open to the public. More information: Jessie Ballard, jessie.ballard@mdc.mo.gov, 417.629.3434.

April 10: Yoga in Nature for Adults (Ages 16+), 8:30–9:30am at Wildcat Glades Village (301 Riviera Dr). Led by Amanda, a registered yoga teacher, this class incorporates elements of nature, breathing, and yoga for a fun and relaxing experience! Bring your yoga mat or a towel, and a reusable water bottle. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Registration required. To register, visit their Facebook page or email lauren@wildcatglades.org. Cost: $10. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

April 10: Yoga in Nature for Kids (Ages 2+), 11:15–11:45am at Wildcat Glades Village (201 Riviera Dr). Led by Amanda, a registered yoga teacher, this class is designed to incorporate elements of fun, breathing, and yoga poses specifically for kids. Bring your yoga mat or a towel, and a reusable water bottle. Registration required. To register, visit their Facebook page or email lauren@wildcatglades.org. Free and open to the public. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

April 10: Paint Your Pet, 6:30–9:30pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Celebrate your favorite pet by painting their portrait, no experience needed! Register at least 48 hours in advance and send a picture of your pet to be sketched onto a canvas for you to paint. Allow up to three hours for this event. Cost: $52. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

April 13: Little Acorns: Cottontails (Ages 3-7), 2:00pm online. Hopping down the bunny trail comes Missouri’s own rabbit! But what do they eat? Where do they live? Why in the world do they have such big ears? Join the Missouri Department of Conservation to answer these questions and learn more about cottontail rabbits. Registration and a valid email address is required to receive the program link. Free and open to the public. More information: Jessie Ballard, jessie.ballard@mdc.mo.gov, 417.629.3434.

April 16: Spiva in Bloom: Floral Resin Pendants Workshop, 5:30–7:30pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Learn the basics of resin casting while creating gorgeous, wearable art with pressed flowers! All materials are provided and every participant will make two pendants. Registration required; register at spivaarts.org/classes. Cost: $35 per person. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

April 16: Wood Burning Class with Roxenne Kendall, 6:00–8:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Play with fire during this unforgettable class! Learn the art of pyrography (wood burning) and use it to create a design on a bamboo cutting board. This class is intended for teens and adults. Registration required; reserve your spot by calling Local Color at 417.553.0835, visiting their website, or calling Roxenne Kendall at 573.397.1940. All supplies included. Cost: $35. More information: Roxenne Kendall, rkrdh79@gmail.com, 573.397.1940.

April 17: Asparagus Planting Demo, 10:00am–2:00pm at Joplin Empire Market (931 E 4th St). Asparagus is a tasty, perennial plant that can thrive and produce for many years. Learn how to cultivate your own asparagus garden bed with Master Gardener Eric Osen during this informal, come-and-go session! Participants will use seeds, bedding plants, and two-year-old crowns to learn how to get started. Then, discuss how to maintain your garden bed and what companion plants can be planted with the asparagus. Free and open to the public. More information: Ivy Hagedorn, ivy@joplinempiremarket.com, 417.986.3914.

April 17: JRAC: Flour Batik Workshop with Brooks Elizabeth Billings, Noon at Andrew Batcheller’s Studio (2102 S Connor). Learn how to create stunning designs on fabric using flour batik during this fun and informative workshop! Artist Brooks Elizabeth Billings will demonstrate this innovative method for dying and designing textiles through hands-on demonstrations and instruction. This class is limited to 10 participants. Registration required; email joplinrac@gmail.com to register. This class is limited to 10 participants. Cost: JRAC Members admitted for free, Non-Members $40. More information: Emily Rose, joplinrac@gmail.com.

April 17: Nature Explorers: Nature Engineers (Ages 7-12), 1:00pm at Wildcat Glades Education Cottage (301 Riviera Dr). Tape measure, level, hammer. . . perfect! Some of the most impressive houses are built in nature. Wildlife in our own backyards build feats of engineering without any tools. Learn about nature’s best engineers and complete an engineering project of your own! Registration required. To register, visit their Facebook page, call 417.708.7713, or email lauren@wildcatglades.org. Free and open to the public. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

April 17: Spiva in Bloom (Ages 21+), 2:30–3:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Celebrate spring with Justin Thomas of the Wild Flower as you examine floral designs, enjoy mimosas, and create spectacular floral arrangements of your own! Registration required; register at spivaarts.org/classes. All materials provided. Cost: $35 per person. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

April 22: Vino & Van Gogh, 6:00–8:30pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Vino & Van Gogh is a monthly painting event where the artists of Local Color Art Gallery & Studio offer step-by-step instruction on how to paint a masterpiece. In this class, you will paint your very own version of an Impressionist painting. No experience is necessary. Choose to paint Van Gogh’s Orchard in Blossom or Monet’s Three Pots of Tulips. All materials are furnished, plus good drinks and old/new friends! Reservations required. Please note: due to COVID-19, the class will be limited to eight participants, social distancing practices will be used, and masks are recommended. Cost is $35 ($30 if you do not drink wine). More information and reservation: Margie Moss, margiemonet@gmail.com, 417.553.0835.

April 23: Conservation Families: Colors of Spring, 6:00pm online. April showers bring May flowers and the perfect time to learn about Missouri wildflower! Gather your family for conservation fun and explore flowers inside and out while discovering why they are important to wildlife. During this program we will discuss basic flower anatomy and create easy floral artwork. All ages welcome but this program is recommended for ages five and up. Registration and a valid email address is required to receive the program link. Free and open to the public. More information: Jessie Ballard, jessie.ballard@mdc.mo.gov, 417.629.3434.

April 29: Explore iNaturalist (Ages 12+), 6:00pm online. Interested in nature but don’t know where to start? It can be as easy as downloading an app! A popular nature app, iNaturalist helps people identify plants and animals, and connects them with over a million scientists and naturalists who can help them learn more about the outdoors. By recording and sharing their data, subscribers to iNaturalist also broaden the data bases for biologists and researchers working in a variety of natural resource fields. Learn how iNaturalist can turn your walks or hikes into nature adventures during this informative, virtual program. This program is recommended for ages 12 and up. Registration and a valid email address is required to receive the program link. Free and open to the public. More information: Jessie Ballard, jessie.ballard@mdc.mo.gov, 417.629.3434.

All Month: Firehouse Pottery To-Go Kits at Firehouse Pottery-Joplin (112 S Main St). Paint pottery in peace! Purchase one of Firehouse Pottery’s Pottery To-Go Kits and paint pottery in the comfort of your own home! More information: Charity Hawkins, firehousepotteryjoplin@gmail.com, 417.553.0671.

All Month: Creates2Go Kits at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Get creative while maintaining social distancing with one of Creates2Go Kits! More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.


RECURRING CLASSES:

Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St):

Tuesdays: Creation Station – Online! (Ages 6-11), 4:00pm via Zoom. Everyone’s favorite afternoon class is back! Register your child today and receive a Zoom link to join the fun. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited in this popular class. Register by emailing sclements@spivaarts.org. Sponsored by Dr. John and Joy Cragin. Free and open to the public. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St): 

Tuesdays: Tuesday Oil, Acrylic, & Watercolor Come & Go, 2:00–5:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio. Calling all “big kids” for a weekly drop-in painting class for adults! Decide when to come and how long to stay. With up to 3 hours of painting time, you can both accomplish and enjoy more personal instruction. Award-winning artist Paula Giltner teaches watercolor, oil, and acrylic painting techniques and design principles. Bring any materials you have for the first lesson and learn about the materials you might need for additional lessons. Cost: $20. More information: Paula Giltner, jnpgiltner@hotmail.com.

Wednesdays: Wednesday Oil, Acrylic, & Watercolor Come & Go, 2:00–5:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Calling all “big kids” for a weekly drop-in painting class for adults! Decide when to come and how long to stay. With up to 3 hours of painting time, you can both accomplish and enjoy more personal instruction. Paula Giltner teaches watercolor, oil, and acrylic painting techniques and design principles. Bring any materials you have for the first lesson and learn about the materials you might need for additional lessons. Cost: $20. More information: Paula Giltner, jnpgiltner@hotmail.com.

First and Third Fridays: Art Lessons at Local Color Art Gallery with Roxenne Kendall, 11:00am–4:30pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Learn the basics of watercolor, colored pencils, and micron inks with artist Roxenne Kendall during one to two-hour, private or group lessons! Ages 5 to 95 are welcome to participate. Registration required; reserve your spot by emailing Roxenne at rkrdh79@gmail.com. Cost: $20 per session; group rates available. More information: Roxenne Kendall, rkrdh79@gmail.com, 573.397.1940.

Third Thursdays: Painting and Sculpting with April Davis, 6:00–8:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Students may choose to create an acrylic painting or a sculpture. April Davis will guide you through her simple techniques that make painting or sculpture easy and fun for all levels – beginner to advanced! Cost: $30 per class. More information: Sandy Robinson, sandyrob@cableone.net, 417.553.0835.

Firehouse Pottery-Joplin (112 S Main St):

Fridays: Date Night, until 8:00pm at Firehouse Pottery-Joplin (112 S Main St). Looking for something different to do on a Friday night? Firehouse Pottery-Joplin has something just for you. Friday nights are date night 2-for-1 studio fees until 8:00pm for all couples. More information: 417.553.0671. 

Tuesdays: Ladies’ Night Out (Ages 18+), until 8:00pm at Firehouse Pottery-Joplin (112 S Main St). Ladies! Gather your girls and enjoy a creative evening with Firehouse Pottery-Joplin and free studio fees as well. More information: 417.553.0671.

Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St):

Wednesdays: Wine’d Down Wednesday, 5:00–9:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Create N Sip Studios is combining the best of both worlds with their Canvas and Home Decor DIY Event! Choose the project that works for you. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $28–$58. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

Saturdays: Saturday Morning Choose Your Canvas, 10:00am at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Select the painting you want to recreate and let the experienced staff at Create N Sip help you make a masterpiece. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $28–$176. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

* This list is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit connect2culture.org/arts-calendar. Better yet! Subscribe to the Joplin Arts & Cultural Calendar and receive weekly emails detailing the latest arts and cultural offerings.

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