This week’s Joplin Arts News features Jo Mueller receiving a 2016 Missouri Arts Award, C2C’s Next Arts Roundtable with KCVLAA, Joplin’s contribution to MCA’s “The Letter Project,” new exhibits opening at Spiva Center for the Arts, “Called To Walls” Film Screening, and MAC’s upcoming Grant Workshop.
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.
Whimsical woodcarvings and paintings that take a humorous look at every day events and poke fun at our human foibles will fill the Main Gallery of George A. Spiva Center for the Arts when the exhibit Kathy Ruth Neal: Wood at Play opens Saturday, May 17.