January 2021

Posted on Dec 29, 2020 in Monthly Arts & Culture

What’s coming up in January 2021? We have all the details on arts, culture, and entertainment in Joplin, MO. Scroll through and share with friends…

Featured Image: Until I See You Again by Jennifer Meanley, on display at MSSU Spiva Art Gallery through February 11.


PERFORMANCES:

We have not received information on performances thus far for January 2021.


EVENTS:

Saturdays: Joplin Empire Market, 10:00am–2:00pm at Joplin Empire Market (931 E 4th St). The Joplin Empire Market is the place to find the best in locally grown produce, gourmet foodstuffs, and handmade artisan goods. Housed in a historic brick building adjacent to downtown, this indoor/outdoor public market is one of Joplin’s favorite gathering spots. Curbside ordering is also available and orders may be placed from Tuesdays at 8:00pm until Thursdays at 8:00pm at http://localline.ca/joplin-empire-market. Curbside pickup hours are 10:30am–12:30pm on Saturdays. More information: Ivy Hagedorn, ivy@joplinempiremarket.com, 417.986.3914.

November 24–January 1: Holiday Tree Trail at Mercy Park (3002 St Johns Blvd). ‘Tis the season to try something new! Joplin Parks and Recreation proudly presents the first Holiday Tree Trail – a collection of Christmas trees decorated by area businesses and organizations, and displayed at Mercy Park. Gather your family and friends and admire this local winter wonderland! Park guests can also vote for their favorite tree before December 21. For a full list of dates and additional details, visit https://bit.ly/2U8Kjcv. Free and open to the public. More information: Jessica Johnson, jjohnso1@joplinmo.org, 417.625.4750.

November 25–February 28: Wildcat Glades Friends Group’s Virtual 5K, online. On your marks, get set, go! Get outside or hit the treadmill and participate in Wildcat Glades virtual 5K. Run, walk, or jog at your own pace, on your own time. There are even finishers medals, racing bibs, and t-shirts available for pickup or shipping! Registration required. To register, visit their Facebook page or their website, wildcatglades.org. More information: Lauren Copple, lauren@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

December 8–February 12: George Washington Carver National Monument’s Third and Fourth Grade Art and Essay Contest, online. Calling all area third and fourth graders! You’re invited to enter the annual George Washington Carver Art and Essay contest. The theme for this year is “Helping and Healing.” Students are encouraged to create art and write essays about helping and healing, connecting their own experiences during this challenging year to George Washington Carver’s compassionate outreach to others. For complete guidelines, rules, and information, visit http://bit.ly/gwcnm-art-and-essay-2021. Deadline for submissions is February 12, 2021. Winners will be announced on Friday, March 19, 2021. More information: Randall Becker, randall_becker@nps.gov, 417.325.4151.

January 1–31: Joplin Public Library: Winter Reading Challenge, online. Commit to reading with Joplin Public Library’s Winter Reading Challenge! This fun, self-guided program invites participants to read or listen to material(s) of their choice and track completed minutes. Participants can even win prizes, including a drink voucher from Joplin’s Bearded Lady Roasters, for completing reading requirements in their age group. Tracking can be done through the free Beanstack app, online at joplinpubliclibrary.beanstack.org, or with paper tracking sheets available for pickup at the library. The theme for this challenge is “Books Like Us,” a celebration of diversity, harnessing the transformative power of seeing oneself reflected in a book. Free and open to the public. More information: More information: Chelsey Gatewood, cgatewood@joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953 X1019.

January 1: First Day Hike, 8:00am at Wildcat Glades Village (201 Riviera Dr). Start the new year off right with a beautiful, morning hike! Meet inside the new Wildcat Glades Education Cottage and then set off on a guided hike through the park. All ages welcome. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Registration required. To register, visit their Facebook page or email them at lauren@wildcatglades.org. Free and open to the public. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

January 2: New Year Boundary Trail Walk & Winter Hiking Safety Talk, 9:00am–Noon at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Join one of the knowledgeable rangers of George Washington Carver National Monument on a three-mile boundary path walk, with a one-and-a-half-mile option available. Please wear hiking boots and bring a water bottle. Masks and social distancing encouraged. Due to current conditions, this event is subject to change. All GWC programming will be conducted outdoors with a social distancing order as outlined in national and CDC guidelines. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Martin, GWCA_Interpretation@nps.gov, 417.325.4151.

January 3: Joplin Comedy: Open Mic Comedy Night, 9:00pm (Sign-Up 8:30pm) at Blackthorn Pizza & Pub (510 S Joplin Ave). Try out your latest stand-up routine or take in the acts of local comedians, all while enjoying tasty pizza from Blackthorn Pizza & Pub. Age restrictions: 18+ until 10:00pm. 21+ from 10:00pm until close. Free and open to the public. More information: Dakoda Potter, potterdakoda1982@gmail.com, 417.540.9186.

January 5: Live Storytime (Ages 1-5), 9:30–10:00am via Zoom. Kick off the Joplin Public Library’s Winter Reading Challenge with a fun, interactive story! Join the Joplin Public Library’s Children’s Department for a live storytime via Zoom, where participants will talk, sing, and, most importantly, read. Be sure you’re prepared and pick up a craft activity bag from the library beginning December 31st! Registration required by emailing childrens@joplinpubliclibrary.org or calling 417.623.7953. Free and open to the public. More information: Children’s Department, childrens@joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953.

January 9: Opening Reception: K-12 Show (Grades K-5), Noon–2:00pm at Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery (3950 E Newman Rd). Description TBA. Please note: All face-to-face events on MSSU’s campus are limited to MSSU faculty, staff, and students until further notice. Free and open to the public. More information: Dr. Christine Bentley, bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

January 9 & 10: Struggle for Education, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Can you imagine being denied entry to school simply because of the color of your skin? Learn more about this and other challenges George Washington Carver faced in his pursuit of a formal education, while coming of age in the years after the Civil War. Due to current conditions, this event is subject to change. All GWC programming will be conducted outdoors with a social distancing order as outlined in national and CDC guidelines. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Martin, GWCA_Interpretation@nps.gov, 417.325.4151.

January 9: Opening Reception: K-12 Show (Grades 6-12), 2:00–4:00pm at Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery (3950 E Newman Rd). Description TBA. Please note: All face-to-face events on MSSU’s campus are limited to MSSU faculty, staff, and students until further notice. Free and open to the public. More information: Dr. Christine Bentley, bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

January 10: Joplin Comedy: Open Mic Comedy Night, 9:00pm (Sign-Up 8:30pm) at Blackthorn Pizza & Pub (510 S Joplin Ave). Try out your latest stand-up routine or take in the acts of local comedians, all while enjoying tasty pizza from Blackthorn Pizza & Pub. Age restrictions: 18+ until 10:00pm. 21+ from 10:00pm until close. Free and open to the public. More information: Dakoda Potter, potterdakoda1982@gmail.com, 417.540.9186.

January 11–February 28: Creative Arts Academy 2021 Enrollment, online. Ozark Christian College’s Creative Arts Academy is a week-long summer program designed to empower high school students to use their talents to create Jesus culture. From song writing, photography, and graphic design to animation, filmmaking, and theater, students can choose to focus on the discipline that interests them the most. The 2021 Academy will run from June 13–18. Visit occ.edu/events/event/creative-arts-academy-2021 to enroll your child in this year’s Academy. More information: Carolyn Hardison, hardison.carolyn@occ.edu, 417.626.1265.

January 12: C2C Monthly Check-Ins, 11:00am–Noon via Zoom. These casual, online meetings encourage Joplin area arts and cultural organizations to share brief updates, news, and ideas with one another during this time. You and your organization are invited to join the conversation! Let’s keep the arts and cultural community connected. Register at http://bit.ly/c2c-monthly-checkins. You can register for all check-ins or just specific dates. Instructions will be sent as soon as you register. More information: Emily Frankoski, emily@connect2culture.org, 417.501.5550.

January 14: Joplin Writers’ Guild, 6:00pm via Zoom. The Joplin Writers’ Guild, a chapter of the Missouri Writers’ Guild, includes a wide variety of writers – from hobbyists to professional, published writers. Members have published novels (romance, mystery, historical, middle grade, YA, etc.), nonfiction books (regional history and the Arcadia Images of America series), and articles (travel, education, law topics, etc.). The group focuses on supporting each other and sharing information about the publishing and writing industries. This group is open to the public. Dues are $10 for the year, but anyone interested can attend their first meeting free. In the wake of COVID-19, information about meetings can be found on Facebook at bit.ly/joplin-writers-guild. More information: S.V. Farnsworth, s.v.farnsworth@gmail.com, 417.691.0480.

January 16 & 17: Encouraging the Next Generation, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Teacher? Mentor? Friend? Regardless of his roles, George Washington Carver had a knack for inspiring others. Learn more about his influence on Tuskegee Institute students and his speaking tours, especially at white colleges/universities which encouraged racial understanding and cooperation. Due to current conditions, this event is subject to change. All GWC programming will be conducted outdoors with a social distancing order as outlined in national and CDC guidelines. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Martin, GWCA_Interpretation@nps.gov, 417.325.4151.

January 17: Joplin Comedy: Open Mic Comedy Night, 9:00pm (Sign-Up 8:30pm) at Blackthorn Pizza & Pub (510 S Joplin Ave). Try out your latest stand-up routine or take in the acts of local comedians, all while enjoying tasty pizza from Blackthorn Pizza & Pub. Age restrictions: 18+ until 10:00pm. 21+ from 10:00pm until close. Free and open to the public. More information: Dakoda Potter, potterdakoda1982@gmail.com, 417.540.9186.

January 18: 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 6:00pm via Zoom. Missouri Southern State University’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is going virtual! The theme for this year’s event is “A Call to Action … What Are You Doing for Others?” and it will feature keynote speaker Nimrod Chapel Jr. The celebration will also include musical performances, the annual service award presentations, a community service photo display, and a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All funds collected for the event will go toward MSSU’s Diversity and Inclusion programming, the International Student Emergency Fund, and the university’s Lion Co-Op. Access the lecture via Zoom at zoom.us/j/96119130475, password 712339. Please note: All face-to-face events on MSSU’s campus are limited to MSSU faculty, staff, and students until further notice. Free and open to the public. More information: Shonte Clay-Fulgham, clayfulgham-s@mssu.edu, 417.625.9875.

January 19: Live Storytime (Ages 1-5), 9:30–10:15am via Zoom. Joplin Public Library’s Children’s Department is back with a second live storytime! Continue chatting, reading, and singing about the wintertime wonders of JPL’s Winter Reading Challenge. Be sure you’re prepared and pick up a craft activity bag from the library! Registration required by emailing childrens@joplinpubliclibrary.org or calling 417.623.7953. Free and open to the public. More information: Children’s Department, childrens@joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953.

January 21: JRAC Annual Meeting, 6:30pm via Zoom. Members of Joplin Regional Artists Coalition are invited to attend JRAC’s annual meeting! This year’s meeting will be held virtually but participants will still vote for new board members and receive updates on what occurred in 2020 and what to expect in 2021. JRAC members only. Registration required; to register, contact JRAC at joplinrac@gmail.com. More information: Emily Rose, joplinrac@gmail.com.

January 23 & 24: Who Was George Washington Carver?, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). World-renowned scientist, passionate educator, and dedicated mentor. George Washington Carver was all of these and so much more! Discover more about this visionary with the rangers at George Washington Carver National Monument. Due to current conditions, this event is subject to change. All GWC programming will be conducted outdoors with a social distancing order as outlined in national and CDC guidelines. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Martin, GWCA_Interpretation@nps.gov, 417.325.4151.

January 24: Joplin Comedy: Open Mic Comedy Night, 9:00pm (Sign-Up 8:30pm) at Blackthorn Pizza & Pub (510 S Joplin Ave). Try out your latest stand-up routine or take in the acts of local comedians, all while enjoying tasty pizza from Blackthorn Pizza & Pub. Age restrictions: 18+ until 10:00pm. 21+ from 10:00pm until close. Free and open to the public. More information: Dakoda Potter, potterdakoda1982@gmail.com, 417.540.9186.

January 25: Missouri Citizens for the Arts Advocacy Training, 12:30pm via Zoom. Calling all Missouri artists, arts administrators, and arts advocates! If there was ever a time to advocate for better support of the arts, it’s now. Join Missouri Citizens for the Arts via Zoom for arts advocacy training. This session is open to any region of the state and will help prep you for meetings with legislators during Arts Advocacy Week (February 1–5, 2021) to make sure the voice of the Missouri arts community is heard! Register now at bit.ly/MCA-Advocacy-Training-2021. Free and open to the public. More information: Kyna Iman, advocates@mo4arts.org, 573.222.0278.

January 25: Release Reading: We by Sarah Freligh, 7:00pm online. Celebrate the release of Sarah Freligh’s new chapbook, We, with an online release reading! Tune in on Harbor Editions’ Facebook page at 7:00pm CST to catch the livestream. Free and open to the public. More information: Allison Blevins, ablevins@pittstate.edu.

January 28: The Whole Story: COVID and Other Pandemics, 3:30–5:30pm via Zoom. Decolonialization is an ongoing, intentional process in which colonized people reassert their traditional and cultural identities. The Whole Story presents workshops and discussions about decolonization so you can consider how to enact it in your life. While this year’s event was canceled, you can still enjoy an insightful roundtable discussion online about COVID-19, other pandemics, and their effects on BOPIC students. Join guest speakers Dr. Adrian De Leon, Dr. JL Adolph, and Ms. Andrea Rogers as they discuss how these issues often overlap with systemic racism in higher education settings while offering insight on how to counteract these effects. Attend the webinar at bit.ly/mssu-the-whole-story-2021. Free and open to the public. More information: Dr. Rebecca Mouser, mouser-r@mssu.edu, 417.625.9377.

January 30: Ozarks Homesteading: Community Seed Swap, 11:00am–2:00pm at Joplin Empire Market (931 E 4th St). Join Ozarks Homesteading and other, local gardeners at Joplin Empire Market for a chance to swap extra seeds, garden books, information, and gardening tools! Masks required. Bring your labeled, heirloom seeds ahead of time on Friday, January 29 from 3:00–5:00pm or on Saturday, January 30 before 10:45am. Participants should also bring envelopes or Ziploc bags to carry home bulk seed. Free and open to the public. More information: Ozarks Homesteading, ozarkshomesteading@gmail.com, 417.629.8901.

January 30 & 31: George Washington Carver: Man of Great Faith, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Did you know George Washington Carver had his first religious experiences, including his first prayer, on the Moses Carver farm? Hear how he learned to listen to ‘the Great Creator’ when studying nature, science, and in the stillness of his early morning walks. Due to current conditions, this event is subject to change. All GWC programming will be conducted outdoors with a social distancing order as outlined in national and CDC guidelines. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Martin, GWCA_Interpretation@nps.gov, 417.325.4151.

January 31: Joplin Comedy: Open Mic Comedy Night, 9:00pm (Sign-Up 8:30pm) at Blackthorn Pizza & Pub (510 S Joplin Ave). Try out your latest stand-up routine or take in the acts of local comedians, all while enjoying tasty pizza from Blackthorn Pizza & Pub. Age restrictions: 18+ until 10:00pm. 21+ from 10:00pm until close. Free and open to the public. More information: Dakoda Potter, potterdakoda1982@gmail.com, 417.540.9186.


EXHIBITS:

January 18–February 11: Intimate Withholdings by Jennifer Meanley, Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery (3950 E Newman Rd). The unhomely or the uncanny are relevant terms of expression to describe Jennifer Meanley’s depiction of the domestic and natural places of her figuration. Through the act of being made, her work seeks to actualize deep-seated phenomenal anxieties of the body and of the mind in order to objectively interrogate their learned and institutional properties, to deescalate their perceived threats, and ultimately to gain as much insight into and power over them as is personally possible. This sustains the tensional nature of observation foundational to Meanley’s work and practice: that her paintings are largely about the acts of looking, of seeing, and of being seen. Please note: All face-to-face events on MSSU’s campus are limited to MSSU faculty, staff, and students until further notice. Free and open to the public. More information: Dr. Christine Bentley, bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

January 9–March 13: Journey: Legacy East Town at Spiva Center for the Arts, Regional Gallery (222 W 3rd St). Curated by Sara Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin, Journey: Legacy East Town focuses on the East Side community of Joplin. Affectionately known as East Town, the area is a historical African American community that fostered a rich resiliency of people. The textile artwork and text featured in this exhibition shares accounts and contributions from East Town, where the bonds of trust and mutual humanity learned to co-exist. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

January 9–March 6: Route 66: Crossing Cultural Lines at Spiva Center for the Arts, Main Gallery (222 W 3rd St). In this exhibit curated by nationally acclaimed fabric artist and former American Jazz Museum curator Sara Sonié Joi Thompson Ruffin, the works of many talented artists are featured. From painters and textile designers to poets, photographers, and sculptors, each contribution to this exhibit is a brilliant example of Route 66’s ability to connect a variety of cultures and communities. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

January 9–February 27: Through My Mind’s Eye: Photography of Jason Piggie by Jason Piggie, at Spiva Center for the Arts, Upstairs Gallery (222 W 3rd St). Award-winning photographer, filmmaker, writer, director, and African American Artists Collective member Jason Piggie presents his exhibition Through My Mind’s Eye. Through a collection of medium format film and digital photography, Piggie explores the play of light on life and movement in the Kansas City area. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

January 1–February 28: Through the Rabbit Hole by Amber Mintert at Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (320 E 4th St). Painter and Missouri Southern State University Professor Amber Mintert presents a collection of whimsical works in her exhibit Through the Rabbit Hole. Free and open to the public. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

January 1–31: Photography by Linda Teeter at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company (506 S Joplin Ave). Local artist Linda Teeter presents a retrospect sampling of photography, featuring a wide variety of subject matter, including urban scenes and landscapes. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

January 1–31: Come Fly with Me by Jake Deer at Urban Art Gallery (511 S Main St). Travel to dizzying heights with local, aerial photographer, Jake Deer! With their bird’s-eye-view perspective, his drones capture the Four-State region like you’ve never seen it before. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.   

December 14–January 12: K-12 Art Show at Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery (3950 E Newman Rd). Description TBA. Please note: All face-to-face events on MSSU’s campus are limited to MSSU faculty, staff, and students until further notice. Free and open to the public. More information: Dr. Christine Bentley, bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

December 5–January 3: A Display of TEA at Post Art Library (1901 E 20th St). Looking for something to warm you up? Post Art Library has just the thing! Drop in during Joplin Public Library’s open hours to see A Display of TEA, featuring teacups, teapots, and tea-related items from various local collections. Located in the library’s display cases, TEA will be on display from Saturday, December 5, 2020 through Sunday, January 3, 2021. Presented by Post Art Library inside Joplin Public Library. Free and open to the public. More information: Jill Sullivan, jhsullivan@postartlibrary.org, 417.623.7953 x1041.

November 18–January 2: JRAC: Renewal at Crowder Collage (601 Laclede Ave, Neosho, MO). Feeling worn out and run down? Find rejuvenation in the newest exhibit from Joplin Regional Artist Coalition (JRAC). Aptly named Renewal, the exhibit features work from local artists who strove to embody the concept of renewal in their artwork. Displayed pieces are available for purchase. Free and open to the public. More information: Emily Rose, joplinrac@gmail.com.


CLASSES:

January 2: January Story Time Pottery, 10:00–11:00am at Firehouse Pottery (112 S Main St, Ste A). Listen to a fun snowman story and then paint an adorable snowman to bring the story to life! Participants can participate in-store or at home. Sign up now at placefull.com/january-2019-story-time-pottery. All ages welcome! All supplies provided. Cost: $10. More information: Charity Hawkins, firehousepotteryjoplin@gmail.com, 417.553.0671.

January 9: DIY Wood Sign Workshop, 2:00–5:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Wooden signs are the perfect way to express yourself and add to your home décor! Create yours during this fun workshop. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $29–$49. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

January 14: ZINEspiration: An Intro to Zines & Zine Making, 6:00pm via Zoom. What’s a zine? Experience ZINEspiration: An Intro to Zines and Zine Making with Post Art Library’s Jill Sullivan to find out! During this informal, easygoing virtual gathering, Sullivan introduces zines, touches on the history of the medium, provides further resources, as well as advice for how to start your own zine publication, followed by a discussion and Q&A. Already in-the-know about zines? Then join for some good old fashioned zinespiration! All-ages welcome (though 13+ recommended). Registration required. Register at https://bit.ly/post-art-library-zine-2020. Free and open to the public; library card not necessary. More information: Jill Sullivan, jhsullivan@postartlibrary.org, 417.623.7953 x1041.

January 16: Nature Explorers: SNOWflakes (Ages 7-12), 1:00pm at Wildcat Glades Village (201 Riviera Dr). Winter is an amazing time of year that, if the conditions are right, can produce something magical – snow! Snow is a vital part of sledding, snowball fights, and snowmen, but it’s also an important part of nature. Learn about how snow is created and the important role it plays in nature. Registration required. To register, visit their Facebook page or email them at lauren@wildcatglades.org. Free and open to the public. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

January 16: Instructed Canvas: Man in the Moon, 2:00–4:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Your creative side is calling! Answer it at Create N Sip Studios, where you can follow along with experienced instructors to create a lovely painting, like this whimsical scene. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $29–$39. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

January 16: Paint Your Pet, 6:00–9:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Celebrate your favorite pet by painting their portrait, no experience needed! Register at least 48 hours in advance and send a picture of your pet to be sketched onto a canvas for you to paint. Allow up to three hours for this event. Cost: $52. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

January 20: Preschool Nature Connections: Eagles of Missouri (Ages 3-6), 10:00–11:00am at Wildcat Glades Education Cottage (201 Riviera Dr). Is that a hawk? A vulture? Or, is it an eagle? This time of year, local residents are lucky to see some eagles in the area. Learn about these magnificent birds and other raptors with a story, song, and craft! To register, visit their Facebook page, call them at 417.708.7713, or email them at lauren@wildcatglades.org. Free and open to the public. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

January 23: Preschool Nature Connections: Eagles of Missouri (Ages 3-6), 1:00–2:00pm at Wildcat Glades Education Cottage (201 Riviera Dr). Is that a hawk? A vulture? Or, is it an eagle? This time of year, local residents are lucky to see some eagles in the area. Learn about these magnificent birds and other raptors with a story, song, and craft! To register, visit their Facebook page, call them at 417.708.7713, or email them at lauren@wildcatglades.org. Free and open to the public. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

January 23: DIY Wood Sign Workshop, 2:00–5:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Wooden signs are the perfect way to express yourself and add to your home décor! Create yours during this fun workshop. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $29–$49. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

January 23: Date Night Diptych: Winter Sunset, 7:00–9:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Diptych paintings are one image made across two panels. Create a diptych masterpiece with your best friend or significant other, featuring this colorful, winter landscape! Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $40–$80. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatnsip.com, 417.680.5434.

January 31: Paint Your Pet, 2:00–5:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Celebrate your favorite pet by painting their portrait, no experience needed! Register at least 48 hours in advance and send a picture of your pet to be sketched onto a canvas for you to paint. Allow up to three hours for this event. Cost: $52. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

All Month: Firehouse Pottery To-Go Kits at Firehouse Pottery-Joplin (112 S Main St). Paint pottery in peace! Purchase one of Firehouse Pottery’s Pottery To-Go Kits and paint pottery in the comfort of your own home! More information: Charity Hawkins, firehousepotteryjoplin@gmail.com, 417.553.0671.

All Month: Creates2Go Kits at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Get creative while maintaining social distancing with one of Creates2Go Kits! More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.


RECURRING CLASSES:

Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St):

Tuesdays: Creation Station – Online! (Ages 6-11), 4:00pm via Zoom. Everyone’s favorite afternoon class is back! Register your child today and receive a Zoom link to join the fun. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited in this popular class. Register by emailing sclements@spivaarts.org. Sponsored by Dr. John and Joy Cragin. Free and open to the public. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St): 

Tuesdays: Tuesday Oil, Acrylic, & Watercolor Come & Go, 2:00–5:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio. Calling all “big kids” for a weekly drop-in painting class for adults! Decide when to come and how long to stay. With up to 3 hours of painting time, you can both accomplish and enjoy more personal instruction. Award-winning artist Paula Giltner teaches watercolor, oil, and acrylic painting techniques and design principles. Bring any materials you have for the first lesson and learn about the materials you might need for additional lessons. Cost: $20. More information: Paula Giltner, jnpgiltner@hotmail.com.

Wednesdays: Wednesday Oil, Acrylic, & Watercolor Come & Go, 2:00–5:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Calling all “big kids” for a weekly drop-in painting class for adults! Decide when to come and how long to stay. With up to 3 hours of painting time, you can both accomplish and enjoy more personal instruction. Paula Giltner teaches watercolor, oil, and acrylic painting techniques and design principles. Bring any materials you have for the first lesson and learn about the materials you might need for additional lessons. Cost: $20. More information: Paula Giltner, jnpgiltner@hotmail.com.

Wednesdays: Wednesday Watercolor & Fluid Acrylic Come & Go, 10:00am–2:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Discover your inner artists or build upon your current skills! Enjoy traditional or experimental watercolor painting led by Donna Roberts, who will be using watercolors or fluid acrylics. Sign-up is required; you can sign up at Local Color in person during regular business hours or by calling 417.553.0835. Cost: $20 with your own supplies, $30 with supplies furnished. More information: Donna Roberts, h2rdmr@aol.com, 417.623.3727.

First and Third Fridays: Art Lessons at Local Color Art Gallery with Roxenne Kendall, 11:00am–4:30pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Learn the basics of watercolor, colored pencils, and micron inks with artist Roxenne Kendall during one to two-hour, private or group lessons! Ages 5 to 95 are welcome to participate. Registration required; reserve your spot by emailing Roxenne at rkrdh79@gmail.com. Cost: $20 per session; group rates available. More information: Roxenne Kendall, rkrdh79@gmail.com, 573.397.1940.

Third Thursdays: Painting and Sculpting with April Davis, 6:00–8:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Students may choose to create an acrylic painting or a sculpture. April Davis will guide you through her simple techniques that make painting or sculpture easy and fun for all levels – beginner to advanced! Cost: $30 per class. More information: Sandy Robinson, sandyrob@cableone.net, 417.553.0835.

Firehouse Pottery-Joplin (112 S Main St):

Fridays: Date Night, until 8:00pm at Firehouse Pottery-Joplin (112 S Main St). Looking for something different to do on a Friday night? Firehouse Pottery-Joplin has something just for you. Friday nights are date night 2-for-1 studio fees until 8:00pm for all couples. More information: 417.553.0671. 

Tuesdays: Ladies’ Night Out (Ages 18+), until 8:00pm at Firehouse Pottery-Joplin (112 S Main St). Ladies! Gather your girls and enjoy a creative evening with Firehouse Pottery-Joplin and free studio fees as well. More information: 417.553.0671.

Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St):

Wednesdays: Wine’d Down Wednesday, 5:00–9:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Create N Sip Studios is combining the best of both worlds with their Canvas and Home Decor DIY Event! Choose the project that works for you. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $28–$58. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

Saturdays: Saturday Morning Choose Your Canvas, 10:00am at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Select the painting you want to recreate and let the experienced staff at Create N Sip help you make a masterpiece. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $28–$176. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

* This list is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit connect2culture.org/arts-calendar. Better yet! Subscribe to the Joplin Arts & Cultural Calendar and receive weekly emails detailing the latest arts and cultural offerings.

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