Joplin Arts News (Mar. 2–8)

The Joplin Arts Community is Growing – Welcome, Crackpot Pottery & Art Studio!

Crackpot Pottery

Crackpot Pottery & Art Studio is excited to announce its grand opening! Come join the fun Friday, March 13, 2015 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and great foot-stomping bluegrass music will get you in the Crackpot Pottery spirit. Don’t miss this golden opportunity to meet the owners, Roy and Suzi Huntington, as well as the incredible staff – Brent Skinner (studio manager and lead instructor), Angel Brame, Jeff Jones, Melody Knowles, and Randy Wright.

Paul Pfrehm of Seminole, Oklahoma will be demonstrating throwing techniques alongside Crackpot Pottery staff members. Mythos Euro Greek Kuzina will be providing the food and drink. Jack and LeAnn Sours will be playing bluegrass music. While you enjoy the festivities, make sure to get enrolled in one of their classes or sign up to be a studio member. Classes begin March 16, 2015.

Studio Fees & Class Schedule:

Open Studio Membership: $200 per month


Tuesday: 11am–2pm & 6–9pm
Wednesday: 10am–Noon & 6–9pm
Thursday: 10am–1pm & 6–9pm
Saturday Drop-In Class: 10am–Noon

3-hour classes run for 8 weeks and cost $225.
Wednesday 2-hour classes also run 8 weeks and cost $165.
Saturday drop-in class is $30 plus clay. No 8-week commitment.

For more info and registration: (417) 623-1455 

Call for Artists! Art in the Park at George Washington Carver National Monument

Art In the Park 2015“Art in the Park” features local artists at work across park grounds in celebration of George Washington Carver’s love of art. Visitors may participate in hands-on demonstrations and instructional workshops with pastels, natural dyes, watercolors, clay, pencil and more. There will be art activities for children and plein air artists painting around the grounds.

Saturday, April 25 | 10am–3pm at George Washington Carver National Monument

If you are an artist that would like to plein air paint, conduct an art workshop for the public, or both – call (417) 325-4151 or email Curtis Gregory (park ranger) at 

Joplin Little Theatre’s Upcoming Performance – The Fantasticks! 


Tickets are on sale now for Joplin Little Theatre’s next musical production – The Fantasticks! This is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall! The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and girl fall in love, grow apart and finally, with El Gallo’s guidance, find their way back to each other – despite the meddling of the two fathers. The Fantasticks is the world’s longest running musical – 52 years.

Tickets are on sale now at

Tell Your Story – Art Feeds Word Vomit: A Night of Storytelling

The time has come for another round of Word Vomit! Word Vomit: A Night of of Storytelling is an event to raise funds for the growth of Art Feeds Joplin programs. Ten storytellers will tell real life stories related to the chosen them – which in this case is “My Magical Mind”– stories involving imaginary friends, grand ideas, and big dreams. Get ready for wonderful night filled with stories ranging from heartfelt, to inspirational, to downright hilarious! Each storyteller will have jar set up at the event for donations. The teller with the most money raised that night will win the title of Art Feeds Word Vomit King or Queen! Tickets are available for $7 at the door only.

Want to tell your tale? Email a brief outline of your story to by Thursday, March 12. They will call you to complete your application process.


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