The third anniversary of the May 2011 tornado has come and gone and I am encouraged to reflect on the evolution of the arts within our community since that event…including the creation of 20+ pieces of public art! Post-tornado artwork continues to aid in the healing process…enlivening our sense of community and making us stronger.
The City of Joplin, Spiva Center for the Arts and the Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with Cleo’s Picture Framing & Design, are taking the opportunity afforded by a remembrance of Thomas Hart Benton’s birthday to hold an aspiring artist exhibit. April 15th, 2014, marks Mr. Benton’s 125th birthday. Beginning this date, and running through May 11th, a collection of […]