May 2016

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 in Monthly Arts & Culture

May-2016

What’s coming up in May 2016? We have all the details on performances, arts events, exhibits, and classes happening throughout May in the #JoplinArts. Take a look below and share with friends…


PERFORMANCES

May 1: BROADWAY AND POP!, 3pm at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (2423 W 26th). This MSSU Choral Society concert will feature a 30-minute choral medley of many of the best-known songs by Richard Rodgers entitled “With a Song in My Heart.” “Broadway Blockbusters” is a compilation of five selections from Broadway’s longest running shows. Closing the program will be the six-piece medley from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera.” Directed by Dr. Al Carnine with accompanist Clint Newby, soloists will include Karen Derrick, Albert Johnson, and Annette Nethery, all of Joplin. Free and open to the public.

May 2: Jazz Band Spring Concert, 7pm at Joplin High School (2104 Indiana Ave). Weather permitting, JHS will be opening the big garage door to the black box and performing outside. If the weather does not cooperate, they will have the concert in Coulter Auditorium. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy an evening of jazz from their very own jazz ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public. 

May 5: TJ Family Theater: Popovich Pet Theater, 3:30pm at the TJ Concert Hall (3401 Newman Rd). This family-oriented blend of unique comedy and pet stunts will be a hit with your entire family.  Moscow Circus veteran Gregory Popovich has been performing for more than 30 years, and is bringing his award-winning act, and more than 30 of his talented performing pets to TJ for this afternoon of magic, comedy, and fun. Tickets available beginning April 15.

May 5: MSSU Choir Concert, 7:30pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (3035 S Central City Rd). Please join MSSU Chamber Singers, Jazz Unlimited, and Concert Chorale for a thrilling evening of choral favorites. You’ll be awed by the beauty and resonance of St. Mary’s Catholic Church as we perform many 20th century classics, including Randall Thompson’s Ye Shall Have a Song and Eric Whitacre’s Water Night. Free and open to the public.

May 7: Pro Musica presents Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play (Jazz), 7:30pm at Ozark Christian College (1111 N Main St). Triple Play is the name given to three outstanding and versatile musicians, Peter Madcat Ruth (on harmonica, guitar, jaw harp, percussion & vocals), Joel Brown (folk and classical acoustic guitar and vocals) and Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass trombone, piano and vocals).  Collectively they bring a rare level of joy, virtuosity, and American spirit to the folk, blues, jazz and classical music they perform. The son of Dave Brubeck, Chris and Madcat have toured the world with Dave. The Trio has played in concert halls, clubs and festivals all over the country.  Recently they played a set at the Monterey Jazz Festival and later that evening were featured in the premiere of Dave Brubeck’s Cannery Row Suite.

May 10: Crowder Jazz Band, 7:30pm at Midtown Pizza Kitchen (1216 Main St). Enjoy a free concert by the Crowder Jazz Band, under the direction of Dr. Todd J. Hastings.

May 12–22: Stained Glass Theatre Joplin presents Emma, Thu–Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2:30pm, at Stained Glass Theatre (2101 Annie Baxter Ave). Emma is Jane Austen’s comic masterpiece. Emma Woodhouse is “handsome, clever, and rich” and thrills in playing matchmaker. She attempts to marry off her trusting young friend Harriet to all the wrong people, and she nearly misses out on true love herself. Set in remote Surrey, an English county with unforgettable comic characters, Emma stands out as one of the great beauties of the English language. You are sure to enjoy this witty classic masterpiece. Seating is General Admission and tickets may be purchased exclusively at the door. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children.

May 14 & 15: Karen’s Dance Studio 45th Anniversary Show & Benefit Concert: “It’s All About The Love,” Sat, May 14 at 2:30pm and 6:30pm, Sun, May 15 at 11:30am, at MSSU Taylor Performing Arts Center (3950 Newman Rd). Over 400 students will be dancing to favorites such as “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” “A Bushel and a Peck,” “Fever,” and many many more. 100% of ticket sales will go towards Fostering Hope, a local non profit organization that is dedicated to helping the foster children of our community. Tickets are $5 at the door, doors open a half hour before the show. Call 417-923-1093 or email info@karensdancestudio for further information.

May 20 & 21: The Other Side of Storm, 7:30pm at Joplin High School’s Performing Arts Center (2104 Indiana Ave). Nationally acclaimed composer Hubert Bird debuts his original piece of music inspired by the events on and after May 22, 2011. Tickets required and available at Cleo’s, Ernie Williamson Music, Hometown Bank, Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, and All Things Grand (Carthage).

May 17: Menopause The Musical, 7:30pm at MSSU’s Taylor Auditorium (3950 Newman Rd). This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 14 years! Set in a department store, four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra on sale, come to find they have more to share than ever imagined. The cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer The Silent Passage, but a stage in every woman’s life that is perfectly normal! Tickets available from $29–$75.

May 25–29: Joplin Little Theatre presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 7:30pm (2:30pm Sunday Matinee) at Joplin Little Theatre (3008 W 1st St). A man pretending to be crazy to get out of prison work detail finds himself in a mental ward. In trying to liven the place up and shake up the institution, he butts heads with the Chief Nurse at every turn in this classic. Directed by Lisa Wood. Adults – $13; Student/Senior – $11; Children Under 12 – $5.


EVENTS

May 1: Midwest Clay Artists 2016 Spring Sale, Noon–4pm at City Pointe Shopping Center (501 S Madison, Webb City, MO). Midwest Clay Artists, a local organization of talented amateur and professional potters, aim to educate the public about all aspects of ceramics. Peruse this  exceptional variety of ceramics just in time for Mother’s Day, Graduations, Weddings, etc. Shop local and support your area artists. All forms of payments are accepted (cash, checks and cards).

May 3: Give Ozarks Day 2016, All-day online giving. Connect2Culture (C2C) is participating in Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ (CFO) Give Ozarks Day on Tuesday, May 3rd! This 24-hour, online giving event starts at 12:01am and ends at midnight the same day. In addition to donations, $100,000 in prize money will be awarded over this 24-hour time period. Prize categories include “luck of the draw,” most online individual donors during the 3am hour, “SPIRIT Award,” etc. Your donation may make an unexpected difference in dollars raised for C2C! Click here to learn more about C2C’s two funds available for contribution that day.

May 3: Chat n Crafts (Adults), 5:30–8pm at Joplin Public Library (300 S Main St). An adult crafting group that meets on the first Tuesday of the month. All types of hand work welcome. Share ideas, tips and tricks with other crafters. Bring your current craft project and join for laughter, friendship and fun! Check the blog to see what is going on and if a special class will be offered.

May 5: First Thursday ArtWalk, 5:30–8:30pm in Downtown Joplin. First Thursday ArtWalk is a sophisticated, yet festive event, for area artists, as well as patrons of the arts…past, present and future! Dozens of artists will be showing or demonstrating their artistic process and all art will be for sale. Participating artists will be located inside various venues along with live acoustic music. Patrons are encouraged to “walk the art” through historic Downtown Joplin.

May 5–May 7: FilmSpiva 48-Hour Film Festival at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). This film competition challenges filmmakers to create a three-minute short within a two-day period. Each film must include specific criteria, including: a line of dialogue, a location and an object – all of which will be announced at Spiva. Contestants must meet at 6pm, Thursday, May 5, at Spiva Center for the Arts to receive this year’s criteria. Those who cannot attend at 6pm may check Spiva’s Facebook page after 8pm that day to get the criteria. The completed digital films must be returned to Spiva by 6pm on Saturday, May 7. Entry fee is $10 per team. Films will be shown at Central Christian Center during Downtown Joplin’s Third Thursday activities on May 19. During those screenings, people may cast votes to determine the People’s Choice winner, and a panel of judges will determine first, second, and third place awards. Awards will be announced at 8:30pm that night. Cash prizes will be awarded. For information, contact Shaun Conroy at 417-623-0183 or sconroy@spivaarts.org.

May 12: Joplin Writers Guild, 6pm at Joplin Public Library (300 S Main St). 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. You can connect with the Joplin  Writers Guild on Facebook. This group is open to the public. Dues are $7.50 for the year, but anyone interested can attend their first meeting free.

May 15: Joplin Little Theatre Audience Choice Season Reveal Party, 2–4pm at Joplin Little Theatre (3008 W 1st St). The wait is almost over! Your suggestions have been tabulated and Joplin Little Theatre is throwing a party to reveal the 2016-2017 Audience Choice Season! Play titles for the next season will be unveiled at 2:30pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

May 19: Third Thursday, 5:30–8:30pm in Downtown Joplin. Third Thursday is Joplin’s trademark cultural event. Come with your friends and family to stroll through Downtown, eat great food, listen to music, peruse local art and shop! Be sure to check the Downtown Joplin Alliance Facebook page for the full line-up of events.

May 21: “Called To Walls” Film Showing, 1–3pm at Central Christian Center (410 Virginia Ave). Kansas Filmmakers Amber Hansen and Nicholas Ward will share their recently released Documentary film “Called to Walls.” The film chronicles a series of community-based murals led by muralist Dave Loewenstein between 2010 and 2013. Featured in the film is the story and creation of Joplin’s own mural, “The Butterfly Effect: Dreams Take Flight (2011).”

May 26: Poetry & Prose in Brown, White, and Ensor, 7pm at Infuxn Boaka Bar (530 S Main St). A reading of original works of poetry and prose featuring Joey Brown, Julie Ensor, and Cody White. This reading, organized by Pub Hound Press, is free and open to the public.

May 27: Fourth Friday Film Night, 7pm at Phoenix Fired Art (1603 S Main St). Fourth Friday Film Nights showcase artists biographies, art techniques, as well as philosophical art-related films. Donations will be accepted. Bring your own camping chairs and snacks.

Thursdays: Knittervention of Joplin, 6–8pm at Phoenix Fired Art (1603 S Main St). A fiber arts club where people, beginner to advanced, come together to dabble in yarns and threads while enjoying conversation. The Club will meet each Thursday, same place and time. Free. More info: facebook.com/Knitterventionjoplin.


EXHIBITS

May: Hand-Rubbed Collage by Josie Mai, Post Art Library (300 South Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801). Josie’s primary medium is collage material from National Geographic magazine. Pieces are hand-torn. Paper and adhesive are applied with fingertips and palm. The rich colors and textures from all over the globe remind us that we are citizens of the world, and that it’s crucial for an artist to travel and explore. She is inspired by the life of artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her respect for the desert and abstraction. In addition, inspired radial design and mandala forms represent meaningful symbols from countless cultures over countless centuries. The ones she creates with collage and occasionally acrylic are personally meaningful, but do not represent a particular cultural construct. Josie Mai earned an MFA from Parsons School of Design in NYC. She taught art K-12 in Kansas City, KS, Kansas City, MO, MSSU in Joplin, and PSU in Pittsburg, KS. Currently she is the Executive Director of Spiva Center for the Arts and a Carthage resident.

May 2–6: MSSU Senior Exhibit, MSSU Spiva Art Gallery (3950 Newman Rd). A reception, open to the public, will be held on May 6, 5–8pm. Senior Artists featured in this exhibit: Rachel Whitehead, Shane Smith, Anthony West, and Jenny Journeycake.

May 14–July 3: Matt Dehaemers: Fusing–Grafting–Melding, Spiva Center for the Arts, Main Gallery (222 W 3rd St). In 2011, the Kansas City artist helped create a fundraiser for Joplin artists affected by the devastating May tornado. Five years later, Dehaemers’ 3-D work alludes to resiliency, adaptation, and the delicate balance between man-made and natural environments. 

May 14–July 3: Dear World Revisited, Spiva Center for the Arts, Regional Gallery (222 W 3rd St). An abridged look at Robert X. Fogarty’s 2012 photographic exhibition, Dear World, From Joplin With Love. A number of the original portraits and narratives will be accompanied by links to present-day recorded stories to update viewers on the lives of Joplin residents affected by the May 2011 tornado.

May 28–June 17: ART BABBLE, Jorge Leyva Studio (1305 E.Vandalia St.). See new artwork by Bill Perry, John Gray, Margie Moss, Jorge Leyva, Matt Myers and Rebecca Perry. By Appointment Only. Questions? Email jorgeleyvastudio@gmail.com or call (417)483-9490.

April 18–May 18: Pam Leisenring’s Student Artwork Exhibit, Rose Gallery of Fine Art (508 N Rangeline Rd). This exhibit features work from thirteen painting students of Neosho Artist Pam Leisenring. Works featured will include still lives and landscapes. Many works include will be for sale. Students included in the exhibit are Timothy Counts, Joleen Davis, Rhonda Haywood, Pam Lickteig, Jeanette Minard, Linda Neilson, Mary Parks, Ida Pasmore, Pamela Schiavo, Jean Smith, Dianne Thorton, Bonnie Young, and Drexa Geier. For more information about this exhibit or to inquire about classes with Leisenring, call 417-781-3839.

February–May: Joplin Regional Artist Coalition (JRAC) Group Show, Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (320 E 4th St). Artwork by JRAC Members: Diana Bray, Cheryl Church, and Christina Lorenzen. JRAC is a non-profit organization that advocates the show and sale of member’s artwork. This rotating exhibit is one example of many member opportunities to show their artwork multiple times throughout the year. For more information about JRAC or this show, email joplinrac@gmail.com.


CLASSES

May 7: Frog Life Cycle Bathtub Toys in Polymer Clay (Ages 5+), 9am–Noon at Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center (201 Riviera Dr). Learn about fascinating frogs and toads while you make polymer clay bathtub toys in the form of a frog lifecycle. Cost: $25 for the first person, $12 for additional family members, adults helping children free. Clay, materials, and tutorials provided. Children 5-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by Noon on the Thursday before the class. Call 417-825-3318 or email cyndi@pawpawpatchproductions.com. http://www.pawpawpatchproductions.com/

May 7: Mother’s Day Madness, Mess, & Memories with Sarah Serio (Ages 5+), 1–3pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). This class is perfect to celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones. Moms, daughters, sons, and grandmas come get messy, let loose and laugh in this Jackson Pollock inspired painting class….throw paint, squirt paint, and fling it! Pre-registration is required; all materials provided. Cost: $15 ($15 for parent/guardian and first child, $5 for each additional child). Call (417) 623-0183 to register.

May 7: Polymer Clay Napkin Rings and “Dyed” Napkins (Ages 10+), 1–4:30pm at Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center (201 Riviera Dr). Set a more elegant table, save on paper, and enjoy what you create by attending this class. You will make polymer clay napkin rings and during the curing time, “dye” cloth napkins. Cost: $32.00 per person, family rates available. Clay, supplies, and detailed tutorials included. Registration required by Noon the Thursday before the class. Call 417-825-3318 or email to cyndi@pawpawpatchproductions.com. http://www.pawpawpatchproductions.com/

May 14: Art Feeds Second Saturday Workshop: Outer Space Exploration (Grades K-5), 9–11:30am at St. Paul’s Preschool. Spend Second Saturdays getting creative with Art Feeds Joplin! These K-5 grade workshops are open to the community and organized around fun, imaginative themes. Workshops will be held at the St. Paul’s Awesome Adventure Preschool and led by Art Feeds Joplin personnel. $25 preregistration.

May 14 & 15: May Mosaic Mirrors with Jane McCaulley (Ages 9+), May 14 from 1–3pm and May 15 from 3–5pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). In this two-day class, learn the techniques to create a beautiful glass mosaic mirror with glass artist and instructor Jane McCaulley. This class will teach students how to cut glass, fit together the pieces of your mosaic design, and give it the finishing touch of grouting and polishing on day two. Be sure to wear close-toed shoes and feel free to bring your own safety glasses or borrow a pair. Space is limited to 12 students; pre-registration is required. Cost: $40. Call (417) 623-0183 to register.

May 14 & 28: The Art of Colored Pencils, 11am–Noon at Rose Gallery of Fine Art (508 N Rangeline Rd). Want to learn basic techniques in using colored pencils? Come to The Art of Colored Pencils class at the Rose Gallery of Fine Art. This is a beginning class for anyone wanting to expand sketching styles, improve work in adult coloring books or just learn a new medium. Dustin Miller, art instructor at Neosho High School and Crowder College, will teach basic color theory and mixing, as well as sketching techniques that include layering, shading, burnishing and more. Cost: $15 per session, plus the one-time cost of supplies. The class is open to ages 18 and older. Space is limited, pre-enrollment advised. For the supply list and to pre-enroll, phone 623-1065 or email rosefineartgallery@gmail.com.

May 21 & 22: Beginner Basket Making with Sarah Craker-Nedwed (Ages 14+), 1–3pm each day at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). This two-part class is a great introduction to basket construction and techniques for making various basket types. Please wear jeans or dark colored pants, bring hand lotion (basket reed will be damp and can be rough on skin and light colored fabric). Each student may also bring decorative yarn, rope, or fiber to decorate their basket; all other materials provided. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Cost: $40. Call (417) 623-0183 to register.


RECURRING CLASSES

Crackpot Pottery & Studio (3820 E 20th St)

Tuesdays | 11am–2pm or 6–9pm
Work alongside top potters in the area as you learn hand building, wheel throwing, glazing and different firing techniques. Lessons are specialized for each individual, regardless of experience level. Have a project in mind? Crackpot will help you plan and execute your vision! Firing fees are included in class price. No membership fee required. Instructors: Brent Skinner, Jeff Jones, Melody Knowles and Angel Brame. Cost: $225 (for 8-week course).

Wednesdays | 10am–Noon or 6–9pm
Work alongside top potters in the area as you learn hand building, wheel throwing, glazing and different firing techniques. Lessons are specialized for each individual, regardless of experience level. Have a project in mind? Crackpot will help you plan and execute your vision! Firing fees are included in class price. No membership fee required. Instructors: Brent Skinner, Jeff Jones, Melody Knowles and Angel Brame. Cost: $225 (for 8-week course). $165 for the two-hour course.

Thursdays | 10am–1pm or 6–9pm
Work alongside top potters in the area as you learn hand building, wheel throwing, glazing and different firing techniques. Lessons are specialized for each individual, regardless of experience level. Have a project in mind? Crackpot will help you plan and execute your vision! Firing fees are included in class price. No membership fee required. Instructors: Brent Skinner, Jeff Jones, Melody Knowles and Angel Brame. Cost: $225 (for 8-week course).

Saturdays | 10am–Noon | Drop-In Class
Drop-in and play with clay! This class costs $30 plus clay. No 8-week commitment required.

For more info and registration, call Crackpot Pottery & Art Studio at (417) 623-1455, or email Suzi Huntington at joplincrackpotpottery@gmail.com. 

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

Wednesdays | 2–6pm | Paint Class with Paula Giltner
Calling all “big kids” for a weekly drop-in painting class for adults! In either session you decide when to come in and how long to stay. With up to 4 hours of painting time, you can both accomplish more and enjoy more personal instruction. Paula Giltner specializes in realism watercolor 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. $25 per class. Call Paula at 417-291-1486.

Saturdays | 12:30–3pm | Paint the Masters…and More!
Try your hand at Impressionism and Modern Art. Enjoy creating your very own work of art! Students may choose from a wide variety of paintings by the masters, such as: Van Gogh, Matisse, Monet, Renoir, Miro, and Picasso. Seasonal themes will be available. Space is limited. Please pre-register by calling (417) 553-0835. $35 (materials included).

Phoenix Fired Art (1603 S Main St)

Tuesday & Wednesdays | 11am–2pm and 6–9pm | Clay Classes
All classes include students with different levels of experience – no prior experience is necessary, so begin or build your skills with clay by learning techniques to transform raw mud into fun and functional vessels! 4-week session. Students may join mid-session if space is available. $120 Phoenix Members; $135 Non-Members (additional fees may apply). Call (417) 437-9281 to register.

Saturdays | 9:30am–Noon | Drop-In Clay Class with Geoffrey
Get your hands dirty and see if clay is something you’d like to explore further. All skill levels welcome. Phoenix loves intergenerational groups – however, children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call ahead if you are interested in bringing a group. $25 for Phoenix Members; $35 for Non-Members (plus clay and firing).

Painting with Pam Leisenring (1315 S Rangeline Rd)

Tuesdays| 9am–Noon | Hobby Lobby Classroom
Wednesdays | 4:30–7:30pm | Hobby Lobby Classroom
Pam has been teaching fine art classes privately for 32 years and continues to bring individualized instruction to expand the artistic experiences of beginners and established artists alike. Each student chooses a preferred medium (Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolors, etc.) and subject matter. This is an ongoing class and students may join at any time. New members always welcome. Call 417-781-3839 for more info. $20 per class, all materials provided for first class.

RSVPaint (420 S Main St)

Discover your inner-artist! No experience required. Come Relax, Sip, Visit, and Paint! Each class will paint a different piece of artwork. Click here to see their calendar and to register. Ages 13 and up are welcome to attend, but you must be 21 to drink alcohol. Feel free to arrive 15 minutes early to get settled in. $60 for couples on date nights. $35 per person in advance, $40 at door. Family rates apply on Family Paint days.

Tuesdays: 7–9pm
Wednesdays: 7–9pm
Thursdays: 7–9pm
Fridays: 7–9pm – Date Nights
Saturdays: 1–3pm – Family Paint
Saturdays: 7–9pm

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

Art Lounge with Fred and Amber Mintert (Ages 14-18)
Mondays
 | 5–8pm
For teens! Thinking of pursuing art after high school or just don’t get enough of it at school? Then this is for you. Art Lounge is a program that helps build your knowledge, as well as your portfolio. Explore the studio of a local artist to gain inspiration and insight. Learn the basics of creating a blog to showcase your work and inspire others. Find out what it really takes to get into a college art program and succeed. Check out the Art Lounge Tumblr site for a taste! Class fee Includes a light meal each week. Partial scholarships are available. Classes are held on Mondays from Sept. 21 – Nov. 16. Call 417-623-0183 to register. Cost $105 for 9 wks; payment plan available with minimum $30 down.

Creation Station (Ages 6-12)
Tuesdays | 3:45–5:15pm
Drop in and experiment with painting, drawing, clay, watercolor, acrylic, sculpture, collage, photography, and printmaking. Explore the galleries with scavenger hunts and other activities. Must pre-register. Space is limited for this popular class. Call (417) 623-0183 for more info and registration. Cost: $6/class

Preschooler and Pal Art Class (Ages 3-5)
Wednesdays
(beginning Wednesday, Mar. 2) | 10:30–11:30am
Share art with your very young artist as we explore painting, drawing, water resist, and sculpture. Build their creativity through reading and art. Adult must stay with child. Register early as space is limited to eight children. Call (417) 623-0183 to pre-register. Cost: $6 per class

Young Painter (Ages 6-12)
Thursdays | 3:45–5:15pm
Does your child want to learn to paint? If so, he/she will love this painting class. Artist and instructor Amber Mintert teaches drawing, color mixing, brush control, broad wash, and detailing in this fun introductory painting class. Call (417) 623-0183 for more info and pre-registration. Cost: $11/class


OPEN STUDIOS

Everyday | Open Studio at Phoenix Fired Art, during regular business hours, Phoenix Fired Art.
The public is welcome to visit the gallery and observe artists at work at any time. Current Phoenix students may come for extra open studio hours ($5 an hour) and anyone with basic clay skills is welcome to use the facility for $10 an hour, though registered students have priority on equipment during class times. Annual membership: $25 for students, $30 for seniors, $35 for adults and $75 for a family.

Mon & Fri | All-Day Open Studio at Crackpot Pottery & Art Studio.
Open Studio hours allow you to come and go anytime throughout these days during regular business hours. If you come during scheduled class time, students have first rights to equipment. Monthly passes are available for $200 each. Hourly rates (reloadable card issued) are $15/hour. Same rules for equipment use apply if you come during class.

Tue–Thu | 1–9pm | Walk-In Open Studio at RSVPaint (420 S. Main).
Come paint anything you like! This time is not instructed, however on-site artists will help you set up, get started, and answer any questions you may have. Reservations not required, but appreciated, as they do allow private parties to reserve time slots throughout the day. Materials provided include: 16″x20″ canvas, paints, brushes, easels, and aprons. All ages welcome to attend. $25 per person, payable by cash or credit.

Wednesdays | 1–9pm | Wine-Down Wednesdays at RSVPaint (420 S. Main).

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

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