Arts News (June 30–July 6)

– STAINED GLASS THEATRE LAUNCHES RAISING THE CURTAIN CAPITAL CAMPAIGN ON INDIEGOGO

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Stained Glass Theatre Joplin is ready to move forward. Their previous theatre (top), adjacent to the old Mercy hospital, was destroyed in the May 22, 2011 tornado. Ever since, they have been a traveling theatre, forced to host performances and auditions in various venues around the area. Back in September 2013, the group reached a milestone by purchasing a new venue for their theatre at 21st & Annie Baxter (bottom). The time has come to launch a capital campaign to continue renovations and raise funds for the future.

Click here to learn more about Raising The Curtain Capital Campaign on Indiegogo, an online crowd-funding platform that helps make powerful ideas happen. Consider supporting them in any amount you can, all donations are welcome. Please share with friends and help Stained Glass Theatre realize their campaign goals!

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– MANY MUST-SEE EXHIBITS AROUND TOWN

Below you will see a sample of must-see artwork currently on exhibit. The top row includes new exhibits for July. From left to right: Savor Words, Savor Summer: Paintings by Alice Lynn Greenwood at the Post Memorial Art Reference Library; The Art & Photography of Steven & Cindy Head at Spiva Center for the Arts Upstairs Gallery; Joplin Regional Artists Art Show at the Joplin Museum Complex; Andrew Batcheller at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company. The bottom row includes two exhibits soon to close at Spiva Center for the Arts. These exhibits will both close on July 6th and are too fabulous to miss. Find Wood at Play, consisting of playful and lively wood-carvings by Kathy Ruth Neal in the Main Gallery and Michael Gory’s vibrant Luminary Animals in the Regional Gallery. You’ll be glad you did!

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– SUMMER ARTS CAMPS TO WATCH

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Summer camps are alive and kicking! Take a look below for the many exciting summer camps/classes coming up! Reserve your spot as soon as possible. They fill up quickly! Click here for our full line-up of all summer camps.

  • Joplin Jazz Camp
    • Grades 6-12 on all instruments| Wed–Sat | July 16–19 | 9am–3pm | At Thomas Jefferson IDS | $150
  • Joplin Public Library Children’s Department
    • Art Workshops for 1st-5th Graders – courtesy of Art Feeds | Fridays | July 11th & 25th | 9:45am–Noon
    • Explore & Play! It’s Dinosaur Day! | Saturday | July 19 | 10:30am | Suggested Age Range: 1-5yrs
  • Spiva Center for the Arts 
    • Creating Rainbows with Carrie Cavitt | Tue–Thu | July 8, 9, 10 | 10-11:30am | Ages: 3-5 | Cost:$50
    • Fiber Arts Camp with Amber Mintert | Tue–Thu | July 8, 9, 10 | 12:30-5:30pm | Ages: 6-12 | Cost: $90
    • Creature Claymation with Derek Norton | Saturday | July 12 | 1-4pm | Ages: 12-18 | Cost: $35
    • Disney Days with Derek Norton | Tue–Thu | July 15, 16, 17 | 10-11:30am | Ages: 3-5| Cost: $50
    • Printmaking with Sarah Serio | Tue–Thu | July 15, 16, 17 | 12:30-5:30pm | Ages: 6-12 | Cost: $90
    • Under the Sea with Lacey Santillan |Tue–Thu | July 22, 23, 24 | 10-11:30am | Ages: 3-5 | Cost: $50
    • 3-D Sculpture Camp with Sarah Serio | Tue–Thu| July 22, 23, 24 | 12:30-5:30pm | Ages: 6-12 | Cost: $90
    • Stamped Jewelry with Karalee McDonald | Saturday | July 26 | 1-2pm | Ages: 14-18 | Cost: $25
    • Animal Planet with Derek Norton | Tue–Thu| July 29, 30, 31| 10-11:30am | Ages: 3-5 | Cost: $50
    • Clay Camp with Fred Mintert | Tue–Thu| July 29, 30, 31 | 12:30-5:30pm | Ages: 6-12 | Cost: $100
  • Thomas Jefferson IDS Summer Discovery Academy
    • Digital Filmmaking (Grades 6-12) | Mon–Sat | July 7–11 | 1–4pm
    • Ceramics (Grades 3-5) | Tue–Sat | July 8–12 | 9am–Noon
    • Intermezzo Piano Academy Basic Course (Grades 3-5) | Tue–Sat | July 8–12 | 9am–1pm
    • Intermezzo Piano Academy Advanced Course (Grades 6-12) | Tue–Sat | July 8–12 | 9am–5pm
    • Advanced Drawing & Painting (Grades 6-12) | Mon–Fri | July 14–18 | 9am–Noon
    • Ceramics (Grades 6-12) | Two Week Course | Mon–Fri | July 14–25 | 1–4pm
    • Showtime for Kids (Grades 1 & 2 | Mon–Fri | July 21–25 | 9am–Noon
    • Showtime for Kids (Grades 3-5) | Mon–Fri | July 21–25 | 9am–4pm
    • Studio Art Academy (Pre-K–2nd Grade) | Mon–Fri | July 21–25 | 1–4pm
    • Showtime – Behind the Scenes (Grades 6-12) | Mon–Fri | July 21–25 | 9am–Noon
    • Poetry (Grades 6-12) | Mon–Fri | July 21–25 | 9am–Noon
    • Digital Filmmaking (Grades 6-12) | Mon–Fri | July 21–25 | 1–4pm
    • Studio Art Academy (Grades 3-5) | Mon–Fri | July 28–August 1 | 1–4pm

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