Joplin Arts News (Aug. 10–16)

Art Feeds + Arvest Bank Coloring Contest Winner

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Hundreds of young artists colored the night away in Downtown Joplin during July’s Third Thursday Coloring Contest hosted by Art Feeds Joplin and Arvest Bank. Each child was given the task of designing a mock up Arvest debit card in the most creative way possible.

All designs were reviewed by a selection committee, comprised of representatives from Arvest Bank, Art Feeds Joplin, and Choice Marketing. Libby Fanning, 3rd grader from College Heights Christian School, was chosen as the winner for her great use of color, imagination, and detail.

Libby’s drawing will be featured on a special Art Feeds Joplin Arvest debit card that will be available to the public very soon! All submissions are currently on display inside Arvest Bank at 7th and Main in Joplin, MO. 

Heartland Opera Theatre Needs Children’s Chorus Members

On October 23rd and 25th, Heartland Opera Theatre will present Carmen by Georges Bizet! This opera is one of the most popular and beloved operas of all time. Carmen features the memorable Toreador Song, the Habanera, and so many others. Rising star Lisa Chavez will stun you as the unforgettable “Carmen.” Zeffin Quinn Hollis returns to HOT as Production Director and Artistic Director Nicholas Gilmore leads the opera from the pit. But, wait…

HOT Children's Chorus

Does your child love to sing? HOT seeks talented young singers to join the children’s chorus for this upcoming production! This is a fabulous opportunity for all aspiring vocalists. For more information, contact

Spiva Center for the Arts Seeks Part-Time Art Education Coordinator


Spiva Center for the Arts seeks an experienced, certified art educator. Must be organized, enthusiastic, detail oriented and efficient; a personable team player who enjoys a fast-paced environment and takes pride in providing an outstanding curriculum of hands-on art experiences for all ages – preschoolers to senior citizens. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Publisher required. For a full job description, click here.

Part-time position; occasional evening or weekend hours required.

Email resume and cover letter with salary history to, subject: Education Coordinator.

Spiva is also searching for a Full-Time Executive Director. For more information about this position, click here.

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