Arts News (Jan. 5–11)

SPIVA CENTER FOR THE ARTS CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts will be closed from Monday, Jan. 5, through Monday, Jan. 12, for routine maintenance. There will be no exhibits or events during that period. Spiva closes annually for a week in January when it is between exhibits, allowing for repairs, cleaning and painting. Volunteers wishing to assist with any of the work may contact Spiva at 417-623-0183.

Classes will resume with Art Lounge from 5–8pm Monday, Jan. 12. This nine-week class is for 14- to 18-year-olds wishing to develop art skills beyond the school classroom.

The center’s next exhibits will open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 17.  They will include The Landscape Revisited: Jonathan Beer, Sandra Gottlieb and Martin Weinstein in the Main Gallery and Billyo O’Donnell: Painting Missouri in the Regional Gallery. 


POST MAIL ART PROJEKT TO HOLD RECEPTION SUNDAY

IMG_7562The Post Mail Art Projekt kicks off the Post Memorial Art Reference Library’s exhibit season for 2015. A reception is planned for Sunday, January 11 from 2–4pm. Light refreshments will be available, as well as experts that will be happy to answer any and all questions you might have about “mail art.”

For the past year, people all over the world have been sending “mail art” to the Post Art Library. The exhibit includes 100+ pieces, from decorated envelopes – to paintings and prints – to 3-dimensional objects. The purpose of the Post Mail Art Projekt is to encourage any and all to correspond creatively via so-called snail mail. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of January. 

More info? Visit postlibrary.org, the projekt’s temporary website, postmailartprojekt.weebly.com, or try this article in The Joplin Globe by Joe Hadsall. 


RECENT MSSU GRADUATE TO PRESENT BFA SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION & RECEPTION

Devon Baumann

On Thursday, January 15, 2015, the BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition for Devon Baumann, titled Structures, will be held at MSSU’s Focal Point Gallery in downtown Joplin. The gallery is located at 521 Main Street, Joplin, Missouri and will be open from 12:00 p.m. until the end of the evening reception. The reception for Structures will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on January 15th.

Devon Baumann recently graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Her thought provoking work has a rustic aesthetic and is inspired by domestic living and emotional family connections. Her work attempts to bridge the gap between artistic disciplines, combining painting and sculpture.

Structures is a free event, appropriate for all ages; refreshments will be served at the reception.

For more information please contact Devon Baumann at devonbaumannart@gmail.com. 


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