Arts News (Nov. 10–16)

– JOPLIN LITTLE THEATRE ON OZARK PUBLIC TELEVISION

Did you miss the Joplin Little Theatre (JLT) feature on Ozark Public Television? Don’t worry! It is also available online. Thank you, technology! Learn more about JLT’s rich history below…

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– WRAPPING UP: MSSU CONTEMPORARY PAINTING SYMPOSIUM

The MSSU Contemporary Painting Symposium features the work of talented artists from across the region. The exhibit held at the MSSU Spiva Art Gallery will close on November 21, but two lecture opportunities still remain. All lectures are held in Rm 305 of the Art Department. Did you miss the artist lectures? All 9 artists will participate in a final panel discussion on November 21…so make sure you are there! These lectures are free and open to the public – and well worth your while!

MSSU Contemporary Painting Symposium 2014

Remaining MSSU Contemporary Painting Symposium Events:

Friday, Nov. 14 – Noon–5pm
12:00 – 2:00: Lectures/Lunch Reception with artists: Amber Hansen – Creating a dialogue between her formal education and the ethics of her rural upbringing, Hansen creates socially engaged work that publicly raises questions about the ethics of animal welfare and food. Nicholas Ward – has experience with almost any artistic medium: filmmaking, photography, painting, drawing, storytelling, and even creative writing.
2:30 – 5:00: Individual critiques

Friday, Nov. 21 from 12:00 – 2:00 – Panel discussions and closing reception with all artists.


– DEADLINE LOOMING: POETRY OUT LOUD NATIONAL RECITATION CONTEST

POL2014_colorImagine a program where students would eagerly compete for the opportunity to perform great poetry. A program that builds student’s speaking skills, develops their appreciation for poetry, increases their self-confidence, and satisfies both Missouri Show-Me Standards and NCTE English Language Arts standards. In addition to memorizing and performing great poems, students will discuss poems and write poetry of their own.

The Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest for high school students encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization, recitation, and competition. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.

In the 2014-2015 school year, Poetry Out Loud celebrates its tenth anniversary. Missouri has been part of the program from its beginning. Nationwide during the past decade, Poetry Out Loud has reached nearly 2.5 million students at more than 7,300 schools.

Last year was Joplin High School’s first time participating! We are happy to announce that Thomas Jefferson IDS will join them this year!

If your school would like to participate, please contact Emily at efrankoski@connect2culture.com for more information. Deadline to register is December 8, 2014 at midnight.


– SIGN UP NOW FOR LOCAL COLOR’S NOVEMBER “VINO & VAN GOGH”

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“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. No experience necessary. All materials furnished, plus good eats and old/new friends! This class will paint Village Street in Auvers by Vincent Van Gogh.

“Vino & Van Gogh” (Ages 21+)
Thursday, November 20 | 6–8:30pm
At Local Color Art Gallery & Studio

Cost is $40; please reserve your spot by calling the gallery at (417) 553-0835.


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