November 2018

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 in Monthly Arts & Culture

What’s coming up in November 2018? We have all the details on performances, arts events, exhibits, and classes happening throughout November in the #JoplinArts. Take a look below and share with friends…


PERFORMANCES:

November 4: The Suitcase Junket House Concert, 5:30pm (door 5:00pm) at The Coda Concert House (2120 E 24th St). From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks, and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket conjures an entirely new sound on his essential rock collection Pile Driver (out April 21, Signature Sounds Recordings).The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man band. His is the road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, and the wild double pitches of throat singing. From Lorenz’ penchant for thrift and ingenuity comes this full-length Signature Sounds debut of original rock anthems, mountain ballads, blues manifestos and dance-hall festivity. It is magnificent, rousing, image-driven songwriting, layed out on instruments built of broken bottles, thrift store forks, dried bones, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, a toy keyboard, salvaged instruments, and an overhead compartment’s worth of luggage. More information: Jeff Morrow, info@codaconcerthouse.com to make reservations. A confirmation email with the address, directions, parking, etc. will then be sent in return. 100% of all proceeds go directly to the artists performing.

November 8–10: JHS Theatre Department presents The Game’s Afoot, 7:00pm at Joplin High School Performing Arts Center (2104 Indiana Ave). It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests falls victim of an untimely demise, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Tickets:  $8 Adults and $5 Students. CASH or CHECK ONLY. More information: Ashley Trotnic, ashleytrotnic@joplinschools.org, 417.625.5230.

November 8–18: Stained Glass Theatre Joplin presents Pollyanna, 7:00pm (Sundays 2:30pm) at Stained Glass Theatre Joplin (2101 Annie Baxter Ave). Young orphan Pollyanna believes life’s most difficult problems can always be surmounted by a positive attitude and pragmatism. But when she moves in with her dour aunt, she is introduced to a range of disheartened folks who challenge her upbeat outlook. Not to be discouraged, she sets to work spreading hope and good cheer. However, when an inspired doctor leads the community in a campaign in opposition to her aunt, Pollyanna’s goodwill is strained. Tickets: $10 Adults, $5 Kids. Tickets are available at the door, which opens 45 minutes prier to the showtime. A handicap ramp is accessible at the rear of the building. More information: Tammy Aggus, hsnmathwiz@gmail.com, 417.553.0755.

November 10: The Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus presents “Happy Trails”, 7:00pm at Joplin East Middle School Auditorium (4594 E 20th St). Happy Trails is a rare show consisting of western style music in barbershop harmony. The guest quartet is The Good Ol’ Boys from Nebraska/Iowa and are the current Central States District Senior Barbershop Quartet Champions. Tickets: $12.50 in advance and $15 door, $5 Seniors and Students. More information: Mike Baggerly, linmikbag@gmail.com, 417.364.4069.

November 10: Michael Jackson Tribute Show, 8:00pm at Joplin Memorial Hall (212 W 8th St). Michael Jackson Tribute Show spectacular starring America’s #1 Michael Jackson impersonator, Danny Dash Andrews. Be a part of this incredible concert experience that pays tribute to the life and legacy of The King of Pop. A show for all ages, this two hour non-stop high energy show will take you on a breathtaking magical musical journey that spans Jackson’s four decade career. This extraordinary production features state of the art lighting and concert sound that truly captures the essence of Michael Jackson’s worldwide concerts. Tickets: VIP Meet-and-Greet $50; Floor $20; Balcony $10. More information: 210.629.7844. Tickets are sold exclusively through eventbrite.com.

November 15: Pro Musica presents Atlantic Brass Quintet, 7:00pm at First Presbyterian Church (509 Pearl Ave). Widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest and most versatile brass chamber ensembles, the Atlantic Brass Quintet has performed in 48 of the United States and dozens of countries across four continents. Atlantic specializes in masterful and vibrant presentations of repertoire spanning five centuries and a broad spectrum of styles, from Bach and Brahms to Mehldau and Monk to Brazil and the Balkans.  Winner of six international chamber music competitions, the Quintet’s distinctive sound, impeccable ensemble, stunning virtuosity, and warm, inviting stage presence have won praise from scores of critics. Founded in 1985, the Atlantic Brass Quintet launched its career with a phenomenal string of competition victories over a period of two years. In May 1992, by unanimous decision, the Quintet won the “Premiere Prix” at the International Brass Competition of Narbonne, France, recognized worldwide as the preeminent competition of its kind. Atlantic has been the resident brass quintet of Boston University, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and the Boston Conservatory. The Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar, an annual residential immersive summer program established in 1993, endures as one of the most popular summer destinations for both student and professional brass players. More information:  Deb Billings, info@promusicajoplin.org, 417.625.1822.

November 15–18: Midwest Regional Ballet Company and School presents Beauty and the Beast, 7:30pm (Sunday 2:30pm) at Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center (503 N Pine St, Pittsburg, KS). This contemporary ballet is based on the book by the French author Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve published in 1740. The ballet is comprised of Pointe’, contemporary dance, and aerial silks. It is a tale as old as time! Recommended to all ages. Tickets: $15 Lower Level, $12 Balcony, $10 Children Under 13. Tickets will be available mid-October at memorialauditorium.org or 620.231.7827. More information: Kaye Lewis, kayelewis_mrb@hotmail.com, 417.439.9549.

November 16 & 17: The TJ Upper School presents Les Misérables (The Musical), 7:00pm at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School (3401 Newman Rd). After 19 years as a prisoner, Jean Valjean is freed by Javert, the officer in charge of the prison workforce. Valjean promptly breaks parole but later uses money from stolen silver to reinvent himself as a mayor and factory owner. Javert vows to bring Valjean back to prison. Eight years later, Valjean becomes the guardian of a child named Cosette after her mother’s death, but Javert’s relentless pursuit means that peace will be a long time coming. More information: Robert Carlson, rcarlson@tjeffschool.org, 417.781.5124.

November 16–18: MSSU Theatre presents Hyronomous A. Frog, The Frog Prince, 7:00pm (Saturday & Sunday 2:30pm) at Missouri Southern State University, Taylor Performing Arts Center (3950 Newman Rd). Hyronomous, an inept and lonely frog prince, lives in a bog in the kingdom of Spamelot. Hyronomous is bored and unhappy as a frog. One day, the good witch Gloria appears to tell him he was once a human prince and it was a spell that turned him into an amphibian. To break this croak-filled wizardry, Hyronomous must be kissed by a maiden. He sets his sights on the spoiled and petulant Princess Gladiola. Tickets: $3 Adults, $1 Kids. Tickets will be available at the door. Box office will open at 6:30pm for each performance. More information: Terri Spencer, 417.625.9393.

November 17: Show-Me Harmony Chorus presents That Holiday Show, 7:00pm at  Bicknell Family Center for the Arts (1711 S Homer St, Pittsburg, KS). This show will feature the barbershop Harmony Society #19 International Quartet BoomTown! Don’t miss a night of this wonderful a capella chorus singing contemporary music and old favorites in the style of barbershop harmonies. Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Students. More information: 620.235.4796.

November 24: Chris Duarte Group House Concert (DAY 1), 5:30pm (doors 5:00pm) at The Coda Concert House (2120 E 24th St). In a word… passionate, intense blues-psychedelia-jam-jazz guitar that is upfront and in your face. Chris Duarte’s guitar playing is steeped in the Texas blues, jazz, and rock of his native San Antonio. Dropping out of school at 16, he moved to Austin to pursue a career in music, where he eventually met John Jordan and founded his power trio, the Chris Duarte Group. He signed with Silvertone Records in 1994 and released his debut, Texas Sugar/Strat Magik, the same year. The album won him significant attention: he was named Best New Talent in Guitar Magazine’s 1995 Readers’ Poll and finished fourth in the magazine’s Best Blues Guitarist category, behind guitar legends Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and B.B. King. Since that explosive arrival on the music scene, Duarte has continued to release exceptional albums, a total of 14, each to critical praise. His latest effort continues in the tradition of contemporary blues rock with bursts of fusion, pop, and heavy psychedelia throughout. The CD contains a heavy dose of Duarte’s legendary blues guitar chops over a diverse set of grooves and lyrical themes, proving yet again that Duarte is a bona fide master of the Texas blues guitar. Email Jeff Morrow at info@codaconcerthouse.com to make reservations. A confirmation email with the address, directions, parking, etc. will then be sent in return. 100% of all proceeds go directly to the artists performing.

November 25: Chris Duarte Group House Concert (DAY 2), 4:30pm (doors 4:00pm) at The Coda Concert House (2120 E 24th St). In a word… passionate, intense blues-psychedelia-jam-jazz guitar that is upfront and in your face. Chris Duarte’s guitar playing is steeped in the Texas blues, jazz, and rock of his native San Antonio. Dropping out of school at 16, he moved to Austin to pursue a career in music, where he eventually met John Jordan and founded his power trio, the Chris Duarte Group. He signed with Silvertone Records in 1994 and released his debut, Texas Sugar/Strat Magik, the same year. The album won him significant attention: he was named Best New Talent in Guitar Magazine’s 1995 Readers’ Poll and finished fourth in the magazine’s Best Blues Guitarist category, behind guitar legends Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and B.B. King. Since that explosive arrival on the music scene, Duarte has continued to release exceptional albums, a total of 14, each to critical praise. His latest effort continues in the tradition of contemporary blues rock with bursts of fusion, pop, and heavy psychedelia throughout. The CD contains a heavy dose of Duarte’s legendary blues guitar chops over a diverse set of grooves and lyrical themes, proving yet again that Duarte is a bona fide master of the Texas blues guitar. Email Jeff Morrow at info@codaconcerthouse.com to make reservations. A confirmation email with the address, directions, parking, etc. will then be sent in return. 100% of all proceeds go directly to the artists performing.

November 29–December 2: Stained Glass Theatre Joplin and Ozark Christian College present “A Christmas Carol”, 7:00pm nightly, and 2:00pm on Saturday & Sunday at Ozark Christian College Chapel (1111 N Main St). A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Group of 10+, $5 Kids. Visit occ.edu/tickets to reserve tickets. More information: Matt Stafford, stafford.matt@occ.edu, 417.626.1221.

November 30–December 1: Midwest Regional Ballet Company and School Presents Beauty and the Beast, 7:00pm at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School (3401 Newman Rd). This contemporary ballet is based on the book by the French author Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve published in 1740. The ballet is comprised of Pointe’, contemporary dance, and aerial silks. It is a tale as old as time! Recommended to all ages. More information: Kaye Lewis, kayelewis_mrb@hotmail.com, 417.439.9549.


EVENTS:

November 1: Nordic Capitalism: Lessons from the Social Democratic Model, 9:30am at Missouri Southern State University, Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall (3950 Newman Rd). During the 2016 presidential primaries Bernie Sanders brought the term “Democratic Socialism” into the contemporary American political lexicon. He often used the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland to make the point that large social welfare programs can enhance democracy and the lives of the citizenry. However, the term “Democratic Socialism” is misleading because, while the Scandinavian countries do have large social safety net programs, they are still capitalist democracies, where the means of production are primarily held by private individuals and firms. This talk will outline Nordic capitalism as a political and economic system and discuss the benefits and costs of such a model. Lessons from this economic model will be entertained with specific attention to how this model may have beneficial or detrimental political and economic consequences for advanced industrial democracies. Dr. Nicholas P. Nicoletti is an associate professor of political science at Missouri Southern State University. He received a Ph.D. in political science from the University at Buffalo, SUNY and a master’s of international studies and an M.B.A. from St. John Fisher College. His research interests focus on the relationship between domestic political processes and international relations. He is also the organizer of the international conference, The European Union and World Politics: The EU, Its Member States, and International Interactions, and the editor of a published volume of the same name. Dr. Nicoletti has published recent work on the democratic peace in International Theory and co-authored a book chapter in a volume on moral psychology for Springer Press. This event is part of MSSU’s Nordic Semester – bringing the history and culture of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland to the MSSU campus throughout the Fall 2018 Semester. All events are free and open to the public. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

November 1: Spiva Trivia Night (Ages 21+), 6:00–8:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Rounds begin every 30 minutes in Spiva’s Main Gallery. $5 per person each round, and winners take home 75% of the cash. Beer available to participants. This is a 21 and up event. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

November 2: First Friday WineShare, 6:00–8:00pm at Be You-nique Boutique (526 Main St). Join Downtown Joplin Alliance for a WineShare unlike any other – the first “travelling” WineShare! November’s event will kick-off holiday open houses for Joplin’s downtown merchants. There will be a check-in location for attendees at 526 Main St (Be You-nique Boutique) to sign-in, get name tags, and a map. Wine will be collected at the check-in location and taken to other downtown businesses. WineShare is a national event that takes place on the First Friday of each month. It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends or catch up with old ones. It’s also a fantastic way to kick off date night! Feel free to bring friends or colleagues, as well. Bring a bottle of wine or a craft beer and The Downtown Joplin Alliance will take care of the rest. As always, there is no charge to attend WineShare and everyone 21 years of age and older is welcome. This event is free and open to the public. More information: Lori Haun, info@downtownjoplin.com, 417.501.9649.

November 3: JRAC Workshop: Tax Preparation for Artists, 10:00am–Noon at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Caley Hedman and Chris Churchwell of Churchwell Hedman LLC tax consultants will lead this professional development workshop on how to prepare taxes for self-employed artists. Admission will be free for Joplin Regional Artists Coalition (JRAC) members and $10 for non-members.

November 3 & 4: Encouraging The Next Generation, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). George Washington Carver was a teacher, friend, and mentor to many young men who faithfully carried on his work. Visitors will learn of the treasured relationships Carver had with these young men, often referred to as “Carver’s boys.”  This event is free and open to the public. More information: Randall Becker, 417.325.4151, randall_becker@nps.gov.

November 5: Opening Reception – Standpoints: Contemporary Landscape Painting (Exhibition and Symposium), 4:00–6:00pm at Missouri Southern State University Spiva Art Gallery (3950 Newman Rd). This show will feature work by: Robert Bubp (KS), Scott Gellatly (OR), Carl Judson (CO), Armin Mühsam (MO), and Kristin Musgnug (AR). This event is open to the public. More information: Kyle McKenzie, mckenzie-k@mssu.edu.

November 5: The Sherwood Series presents Dr. Ian Michael Spurgeon, 7:00pm at Missouri Southern State University, Corley Auditorium (3950 Newman Rd). The Sherwood Series is hosted by Missouri Southern State University and presented by Sherwood/Rader Farm Civil War Park, Inc. In this series, scholars and Civil War experts will present on a variety of topics pertaining to the Civil War. Dr. Ian Michael Spurgeon, author and military historian with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Washington, D.C. will conclude the series. His presentation will focus on raising soldiers for the Army of Freedom: How African-Americans from Kansas and Missouri Formed the First Black Unit to See Combat During the Civil War. Admission is free and open to the public. More information: Brad Belk, 417.625.9665, belk-b@mssu.edu.

November 6: Chat N Craft (Adults), 5:30–8:00pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th 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! More information: 417.623.7953, chatncraft.wordpress.com.

November 6: MSSU Spiva Art Gallery Symposium Event, 9:00am–12:30pm at Missouri Southern State University, North End Zone Facility Academic Room (3950 Newman Rd). Artist presentations and panel discussion (Robert Bubp, Scott Gellatly, Armin Mühsam, and Kristin Musgnug). This event is open to the public. More information: Kyle McKenzie, mckenzie-k@mssu.edu.

November 6: MSSU Spiva Art Gallery Symposium Event, 3:30–5:00pm at Missouri Southern State University, Room 202 (3950 Newman Rd). Color and the Artist’s Palette, Lecture with Scott Gellatly, Product Manager, Gamblin Artist Colors. This event is open to the public. More information: Kyle McKenzie, mckenzie-k@mssu.edu.

November 6: MSSU Nordic Film Festival presents A Man Called Ove, 7:00pm at Missouri Southern State University, Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall (3950 Newman Rd). Ove, a bitter, middle-aged widower, keeps trying to end his own life, each time finding that life itself interrupts, gradually bringing him back into the sustaining circle of his friends and neighbors. This unsentimental but funny, engrossing and deeply humane film is one of Sweden’s best in recent years. The MSSU Nordic Film Festival provides a rare opportunity to enjoy the best works of creative directors and performers from Nordic region. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

November 7: Can Fashion Save the Planet?, 9:00am at Missouri Southern State University, Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall (3950 Newman Rd). H&M was founded in Sweden in 1947 by Erling Persson after a trip to United States. He was impressed by the high volume and efficient stores. Three generations later, H&M is one of the largest fashion retailers in the world with over 171,000 employees and 800 million customers annually. H&M is listed as No. 23 on the world’s most valuable brands behind only two other fashion brands – Nike and Louis Vuitton. While expanding rapidly, H&M asked two important questions: How do a you make a difference in the world where fashion spins faster and faster and the store never closes? And what will it take to close the loop and become a fully cyclical company? In order to be sustainable as a corporation you need  to aim higher than what the government and stakeholders are requesting in the moment. This presentation by an H&M executive based in New York will focus on how to help protect the planet by accelerating the shift from a linear to a circular fashion industry. This event is part of MSSU’s Nordic Semester – bringing the history and culture of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland to the MSSU campus throughout the Fall 2018 Semester. All events are free and open to the public. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

November 7: Be Happy, Be Lagom, 10:00am at Missouri Southern State University, Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall (3950 Newman Rd). In Sweden, the optimal way to be is not to be the best – it’s to be lagom. So what can possibly be better than to be the best? Lagom is a word that exists solely in the Swedish language. A rough translation would be “happy medium.” Not too hot; not too cold. Not too much; not too little. By being lagom we are happy with reaching each plateau in life before climbing to the next. There is a moment of being content. Taking in the moment and reflecting upon the nature around you. It helps you to be more present and aware. Naturally with this rather relaxed approach to life, one of the most common questions a Swede will get is “How do you get anything done by aiming for lagom and taking month-long vacations?” An H&M executive based in New York will discuss how Swedes find balance in life and why they need their daily fika. Michaela Wallin is a business controller at H&M North American, based in New York. She grew up on a small island in the Swedish archipelago. A business controller at H&M works as an internal consultant who supports the buying office and sales organization with analysis and management. She offers support on operations, profitability, and educating sustainable buying. Ms. Wallin is a graduate of the European Business School, Harvard University, and Stockholm University. She has also worked as a business controller in the H&M Sweden buying office and as a sales controller in the H&M United Kingdom and Ireland offices. She has been a lecturer at the Stockholm School of Economics in sustainable buying. In her spare time, she is an ironman triathlete. This event is part of MSSU’s Nordic Semester – bringing the history and culture of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland to the MSSU campus throughout the Fall 2018 Semester. All events are free and open to the public. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

November 7: Informal Plein Air Painting Workshop with Carl Judson, 3:30–6:00pm  at TBA. This workshop is open to the public. More information: Kyle McKenzie, mckenzie-k@mssu.edu.

November 8: Paint Outside the Box – Personal Style in Plein Air Seminar Led by Carl Judson, 9:00–11:00am at Missouri Southern State University, North End Zone Facility Alumni Room (3950 Newman Rd). This event is open to the public. More information: Kyle McKenzie, mckenzie-k@mssu.edu.

November 8: Artist’s Reception: Energetic Connections by Diana Bray, 6:00–7:30pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St). Diana states “My abstract paintings are direct expressions of “what’s in the back of my mind” and often surprise me once completed. I begin by placing interesting elements together, such as small shapes I’ve picked up in parking lots. Getting into the flow, I glue and paint until the piece feels finished. Then I step back and look at it “with fresh eyes” and, suddenly, I know what it’s about. This is how the painting about the Joplin tornado was created. Only after it was finished did I realize that everything in it was about the tornado. Some of these paintings are about intuitive connections with nature and with other people. Others are about the idea that we are creating our lives by what we focus upon and what we expect. The great thing about art is that each of us has our own personal way of experiencing it.” Diana Bray is a Joplin artist who paints in both abstract and realistic styles. With a combined degree in psychology and art from Phillips University (Enid, OK), she also is a licensed professional counselor. Gardening and archaeology are hobbies and interests that are also sometimes reflected in her paintings. Diana has won a number of awards, has exhibited internationally, and her work may be found at Cherry’s Art Gallery in Carthage, MO. More information: Jill Sullivan, jhsullivan@postartlibrary.org, 417.623.7953.

November 8: Joplin Writers’ Guild, 6:00pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th 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. This group is open to the public. Dues are $7.50 for the year, but anyone interested can attend their first meeting free. More information: search “Joplin Writers’ Guild” on Facebook.

November 8: Ozark Gateway Audubon Society presents “New Species from Muddling Through the Myrtles”, 7:00pm at Location TBA. This months chapter meeting will include a presentation regarding “New Species from Muddling Through the Myrtles” by Neal Snow with the Sperry Herbarium at Pitt State University. The meetings are always at 7:00pm on the second Thursday of the month. This is event is free and open to the public. More information: 417.437.5380.

November 8: Tales, Trolls, and Thrillers: A Sampling of Nordic Literature, 7:00pm at Missouri Southern State University, Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall (3950 Newman Rd). Treat yourself to a sampling of Nordic literature read by students affiliated with the Missouri Southern English Department and Sigma Tau Delta. Introduced by Professor Cliff Toliver, the readings will be drawn from various genres ranging from sagas to poetry to fiction and will highlight work from all five Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. Learn more about the authors and experience the power of their works. All readings in English translation. This event is part of MSSU’s Nordic Semester – bringing the history and culture of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland to the MSSU campus throughout the Fall 2018 Semester. All events are free and open to the public. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

November 10: Fall Hip Handmade Market 2018, 9:00am–4:00pm at Joplin Empire Market (931 E 4th St). The Hip Handmade Market is Southwest Missouri’s original juried indie craft fair. This is the 5th annual Fall Market + the 10th Market all together. This is the perfect place to purchase original pieces for yourself, your home, your family, and even gifts for friends – all while supporting local artists and crafters. This event is juried from a number of applications to offer a wide variety of local handmade goods. Expect good quality and affordable products. Showcased mediums might include, printmaking, jewelry, vintage finds, accessories, woodworking, felting, fabric, metal, children’s items, and more. The $2 adult admission to the Market will directly benefit Art Feeds Joplin. First 30 on Saturday will receive a limited edition Fall 2018 HHM tote! More information: Emma Ball, emma@thehiphandmademarket.com, 417.501.9649.

November 10: The Met: Live in HD presents Marnie, 11:55am at Regal Cinemas Northstar 14 (201 S Northpark Ln). Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts. Tickets: $24 Adult, $21.82 Senior, $17.45 Child. For more information about Fathom Events visit www.fathomevents.com.

November 10: Wonders of the Night Sky: Astronomy Program, 6:30–8:30pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). George Washington Carver National Monument’s largest national resource is the sky. Come and earn about celestial navigation, star stories, and the effects of light pollution. More information: Randall Becker, 417.325.4151, randall_becker@nps.gov.

November 11: Carver Laboratory Demonstrations, 11:00am–1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Want to learn about some of the products George Washington Carver developed in his laboratory? Discover how Carver used some often overlooked plants to change the way we think about agriculture. This event is free and open to the public. More information: Randall Becker, 417.325.4151, randall_becker@nps.gov.

November 13: Why Export to Scandinavia, 9:30am at Missouri Southern State University, Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall (3950 Newman Rd). John Hensley, trade manager of the Europe, Middle East, and India with the Missouri International Trade and Investment Office (MITI), will explore why exporting is important and how it can benefit your small business. This seminar will provide an overview of Missouri’s exports to Europe overall and specifically identify top Missouri exports and opportunities for export to the Scandinavia region, highlighting the services offered by MITI and how MITI can make your transition into new markets more efficient. This event is part of MSSU’s Nordic Semester – bringing the history and culture of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland to the MSSU campus throughout the Fall 2018 Semester. All events are free and open to the public. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

November 13: MSSU Nordic Film Festival presents Children of Nature (Börn náttúrunnar), 7:00pm at Missouri Southern State University, Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall (3950 Newman Rd). A life-and-death story, told with a quirky, wry sense of humor, one of Iceland’s most highly praised films follows what happens when an elderly man decides to liberate himself and one of his former sweethearts from a repressive retirement home. The MSSU Nordic Film Festival provides a rare opportunity to enjoy the best works of creative directors and performers from Nordic region. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

November 16: Pro Musica presents Atlantic Brass Quintet Clinic, 9:00–11:00am at Missouri Southern State University, Corley Auditorium (3950 Newman Rd). This event is free and open to all schools and community members. Atlantic Brass Quintet are widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest and most versatile brass chamber ensembles, the Atlantic Brass Quintet has performed in 48 of the United States and dozens of countries across four continents. Atlantic specializes in masterful and vibrant presentations of repertoire spanning five centuries and a broad spectrum of styles, from Bach and Brahms to Mehldau and Monk to Brazil and the Balkans. More information or to reserve a spot: Freddie Green, GreenII–f@mssu.edu, 417.625.9634.

November 17 & 18: A Genius Remembered, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). This 30-minute film explores the life of George Washington Carver, told by people who actually knew him and by others whose work was influenced by his great legacy. This event is free and open to the public. More information: Randall Becker, 417.325.4151, randall_becker@nps.gov.

November 17: MSSU Spiva Art Gallery presents Legoland, 2:00–3:30pm at Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery (3950 Newman Rd). Participants will design a plan for their creation and then be given a set amount of time to bring it to life with Legos. Once projects are complete, judges will determine who has created the best “masterpiece.” Prizes will be awarded. There is a $8 fee to participate and about 20 spots available. Located on the MSSU Campus in the Fine Arts Complex. Registration Deadline: November 13. More information: Christine Bentley, Bentley-C@mssu.edu, 417.625.3066.

November 19: Understanding Iceland, 11:00am at Missouri Southern State University, Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall (3950 Newman Rd). A brief overview about Iceland, a small volcanic country, that sits up in the North Atlantic and straddles between the continents of North America and Europe. A brief exploration of the Viking settlement of the country, history of foreign rule and independence, strategic position during World War II and the Cold War, development of an economy from self-subsistence to high-tech industry, and a culture influenced by both Europe and the United States. This event is part of MSSU’s Nordic Semester – bringing the history and culture of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland to the MSSU campus throughout the Fall 2018 Semester. All events are free and open to the public. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

November 19: Iceland and Sustainable Development in the Arctic North, Noon at Missouri Southern State University, Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall (3950 Newman Rd). A discussion about sustainability in relationship to natural resources and development. Hreinn Pálsson will take a look at how Iceland has transformed itself to use mainly sustainable hydro and geothermal energy, how a fishing nation has learned to scientifically control and sustainable manage its fish stocks, how Icelanders have developed to utilize their advantages and overcome challenges, and the future prospects of Arctic development. Hreinn Pálsson is deputy chief of mission for the Embassy of Iceland in Washington, D.C. He graduated with a B.A. in politics from Louisiana State University and an M.A. in diplomacy and international studies from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He has worked as a high school teacher, customs officer, and briefly for the U.S. State Department. Pálsson has worked for the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs since 2005. He was first posted to the Icelandic Embassy in Washington, followed by an assignment at the department for administration and consular affairs in Reykjavik. In 2009 he was appointed director for the Icelandic EXPO 2010 participation in Shanghai while serving simultaneously as the Consul General of Iceland in Shanghai. Subsequently he served as a director at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Reykjavík and then as deputy head of mission at the Icelandic Embassy in Moscow. This event is part of MSSU’s Nordic Semester – bringing the history and culture of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland to the MSSU campus throughout the Fall 2018 Semester. All events are free and open to the public. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

November 18: Downtown Poetry Reading and Open Mic, 6:00–8:00pm at Bookhouse Cinema (715 E Broadway St). This month will be a “Whiskey, Pie and Poetry” collaboration between Downtown Poetry and Bookhouse Cinema! Open Mic sign-ups begins at 6:00pm. Featured poet will begin reading at 6:15pm. Open mic starts at 7:00pm. This event occurs on the third Monday of each month. More information: DowntownPoetry@gmail.com or send them a message through Facebook.

November 20: City Hall Holiday Window Reveal & Christmas Tree Lighting, 6:00–7:30pm at Joplin City Hall (602 S Main St). The 2018 City Hall Holiday Windows will be revealed to the public by Mayor Gary Shaw at 6:00pm, with the Christmas Tree lighting in Spiva Park to follow at 6:45pm. The 2018 Holiday Windows and Christmas Tree will be on display for public viewing from Tuesday, November 20, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019. More information: 800.657.2534.

November 24: JRAC Coffee Hour, 10:00am at Beckett’s Cafe (705 Illinois Ave). Joplin Regional Artists Coalition (JRAC) Coffee Hour offers JRAC members the opportunity to network, socialize, announce personal art-related news, discuss a pre-determined general art topic, or participate in a professional development workshop. JRAC Coffee Hours are held on the fourth Saturday of each month and you must be a JRAC Member to attend. Membership dues for JRAC are $35 annually. JRAC is a not-for-profit established to empower visual artists in the area by helping them network with other artists and the community-at-large. More information: joplinrac@gmail.com.

November 24 & 25: The Life and the Legacy of Booker T. Washington, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Through narration and re-enactment, this 30-minute film traces the legacy of Booker T. Washington and the founding of Tuskegee Institute. This film is free and open to the public. More information: Randall Becker, 417.325.4151, Randalll_becker@nps.gov.

November 27: Missouri Arts Council Workshop, 3:00–5:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). The Missouri Arts Council seeks eligible organizations (Missouri-based, tax-exempt only) looking for funding for arts projects, who are not familiar with the Missouri Arts Council (MAC) application process. Join for the annual grant information workshops. The two-hour workshop covers basic information on MAC grants, both monthly and annual (except Arts Education), grant eligibility, accessing the new online grant system, the application and panel processes, preparing support materials and how to strategically address narrative questions. If you have never applied for MAC funding, or seek to improve your grant application, this free workshop is for you! Note that MAC grants are available only to organizations, not individuals. Come and meet MAC staff, and connect with your local arts and arts advocacy communities. This is a chance for MAC to get to know you and your opportunity to find resources and services with a personal touch! Bring business cards and brochures if you have them and join your colleagues at 2:30pm to network and learn about Missouri Citizens for the Arts (MCA). RSVP preferred, but not required.

November 27: Dog Day Afternoon, 4:00pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St). This program encourages independent readers in K-5 grades to practice their skills by reading to certified therapy dogs. Registration takes place at the children’s desk on the day of the event. More information: Tammie Benham, tbenham@joplinpubliclibrary.org 417.623.7953.

November 28: Nordic Noir Book Club: Experience the Thrill of Reading, 5:30pm at Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Library, First Floor (3950 Newman Rd). Immerse yourself in the very popular Nordic Noir genre by taking part in a book club for all readers and co-hosted by the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta. Pick up a copy of Jar City: A Reykjavík Thriller by Arnaldur Indridason in Webster Hall 337 (while supplies last) and join in on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm. We will be reading the book in three parts, starting on September 26 at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company, October 24 at the Joplin Public Library, and finishing up on November 28 on the first floor of Spiva Library at MSSU. This book club is open to the public, and snacks will be provided. This event is part of MSSU’s Nordic Semester – bringing the history and culture of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland to the MSSU campus throughout the Fall 2018 Semester. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

November 28: Joplin, MO Meet Crazy Horse Family Elder & Author W. Matson, 5:30–7:30pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St). Crazy Horse Family Elder Floyd Clown Sr. and author William Matson discuss and sign their book “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy” based on the Family’s oral history. More information: 417.623.7953.

Saturdays: Joplin Empire Market, 10:00am–3:00pm 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 Joplin’s newest gathering spot. More information: Ivy Hagedorn, ivy@joplinempiremarket.com, 417.986.3914.

Wednesday–Sunday: Bookhouse Cinema (715 E Broadway). Bookhouse Cinema is an independent micro theater and pub in the East Town neighborhood. They show a variety of independent, classic, and foreign films while offering a great pub environment. Click here for showings and times. More information: Holly Crane, bookhousejoplin@gmail.com, 417.825.5161.


EXHIBITS:

November 26–30: Missouri Southern State University Senior Capstone Exhibitions, Missouri Southern State University Spiva Art Gallery (3950 Newman Rd). This show will be exhibiting works by Jessica Elliot (BSEd), Nick Anderson, and Shay Thomas (BA Visual Arts majors).

November 2–December 21: Joplin Inspired by Joplin Regional Artists Coalition, Spiva Center for the Arts, Upstairs Gallery (222 W 3rd St). The Joplin Regional Artists Coalition will showcase a variety of works by their members through the months of November and December.

November 1–30: Through the Lens by Linda Teeter at Urban Art Gallery (511 S Main St). This show will display the photography of Urban Art Gallery owner and photographer Linda Teeter. Experience her newest series “Totems” and “Flock” as well as “Fall Landscapes.” More information: Linda Teeter, urbanartjoplin@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

October 29–November 16: Standpoints: Contemporary Landscape Painting (Exhibition and Symposium), Missouri Southern State University Spiva Art Gallery (3950 Newman Rd). This show will feature work by: Robert Bubp (KS), Scott Gellatly (OR), Carl Judson (CO), Armin Mühsam (MO), and Kristin Musgnug (AR). Reception will be November 5 from 4:00–6:00pm.

October 20–December 15: 71st Annual Membership Show, Spiva Center for the Arts, Main Gallery (222 W 3rd St). Over 100 Spiva member artists present their best work in this annual showcase of regional talent. A fascinating mix of styles and media. Awards will be presented in all categories at the opening reception on Friday, October 19 at 6:30pm.

October 20–December 15: To Everything There is a Season by Gloria Baker Feinstein, Spiva Center for the Arts, Regional Gallery (222 W 3rd St). Artist Statement: “I have always been compelled to study, frame and attempt to make sense of the world around me. I happen to use a camera to do so. Photography is my constant companion and has been my life-long passion. Like a hunter, my senses are fully engaged. I am looking, I am waiting, I am poised to press the shutter. It can be a lonely and challenging venture, but one that I feel compelled to take on. Day after day, season after season, year after year. It is with a fierce sense of wonder and an open heart that I navigate through the world, camera always close at hand. The pictures I make are proof of my journey – pieces of evidence scattered alongside the footsteps I leave behind.” Gloria has been a long-time friend of Spiva, exhibiting in multiple PhotoSpiva exhibits and serving as the juror in 1987. The exhibit displays approximately 30 photographs from 5 distinct bodies of work: Jamison Park, Grandmother with a Camera, Appalachia, Convergence, and Dreams and Other Things. Spiva is honored to feature her excellent work. See more at www.gloriabakerfeinstein.com.

October 2–December 28: Energetic Connections by Diana Bray, Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St). Diana states “My abstract paintings are direct expressions of “what’s in the back of my mind” and often surprise me once completed. I begin by placing interesting elements together, such as small shapes I’ve picked up in parking lots. Getting into the flow, I glue and paint until the piece feels finished. Then I step back and look at it “with fresh eyes” and, suddenly, I know what it’s about. This is how the painting about the Joplin tornado was created. Only after it was finished did I realize that everything in it was about the tornado. Some of these paintings are about intuitive connections with nature and with other people. Others are about the idea that we are creating our lives by what we focus upon and what we expect. The great thing about art is that each of us has our own personal way of experiencing it.” Diana Bray is a Joplin artist who paints in both abstract and realistic styles. With a combined degree in psychology and art from Phillips University (Enid, OK), she also is a licensed professional counselor. Gardening and archaeology are hobbies and interests that are also sometimes reflected in her paintings. Diana has won a number of awards, has exhibited internationally, and her work may be found at Cherry’s Art Gallery in Carthage, MO. 

Businesses or Restaurants Supporting Local Artists on their Walls:

Bookhouse Cinema (715 E Broadway St)
An assortment of works from artists in the area.


CLASSES:

November 3: Advanced Male Figure Drawing with Sandra Conrad (Ages 18+), Noon–2:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). If you have the basics down but want to further explore drawing the male form, this class is for you. A professional nude model will be posing to help you advance your skills. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183. Cost: $30.

November 3: Vet Art: Watercolor Holiday Cards, 5:30–7:30pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Make your holiday cards extra special this year by making your own with watercolor. Led by teaching artist, Sandra Conrad. Free to all veterans and their families. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

November 7: Preschool Nature Connections: Talking Turkey (Ages 3–6), 1:00–2:00pm at Wildcat Glades (201 Riviera Dr). The turkey is one of the most famous birds in North America. He is so famous that he almost became our national bird! Learn fun facts about the turkey and what makes them so special. After learning to talk like a turkey, make a craft and gobble along the trail with Wildcat Friends Group’s own naturalists. All programs will be held at the Creek Pavilion along Shoal Creek in Wildcat Park. All programs are free of charge, but registration is requested. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

November 10: Preschool Nature Connections: Talking Turkey (Ages 3–6), 10:00–11:00am at Wildcat Glades (201 Riviera Dr). The turkey is one of the most famous birds in North America. He is so famous that he almost became our national bird! Learn fun facts about the turkey and what makes them so special. After learning to talk like a turkey, make a craft and gobble along the trail with Wildcat Friends Group’s own naturalists. All programs will be held at the Creek Pavilion along Shoal Creek in Wildcat Park. All programs are free of charge, but registration is requested. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

November 10: Yoga in Nature for Kids (Ages 2+), 9:30am at Wildcat Glades (201 Riviera Dr). Led by a Registered Yoga Teacher from 4-States Yoga studio, this class is designed to incorporate elements of fun, breathing, and yoga poses specifically for kids. Bring your yoga mat or a towel, and a reusable water bottle. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

November 10: Clay Garden House with Cyndi Cogbill (Ages 15+), Noon–3:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Decorate your yard with a fairy (or toad) house made from polymer clay. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183. Cost: $40.

November 11: LEGO Club, 2:00–3:00pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St). Children can build with Legos, Kapla blocks, Lincoln Logs, foam blocks, and more. Toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary age children all welcome. Anyone under 6 years must be accompanied by an adult. More information: Tammie Benham, tbenham@joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953.

November 13: Ceramic Christmas Ornaments, 6:00–8:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Join Daria Claiborne at Local Color Art Gallery  to make your own ceramic Christmas ornaments. Participants will add colorants and a design to create as many as they can from their slab of clay. Create a new Christmas tradition! This class is limited to 10. More information: Sandy Robinson, sandyrob@cableone.net, 417.553.0835. Cost: $45.

November 17: Sketchbook Binding with Sarah Serio (Ages 12+), 1:00–3:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). New and seasoned artists will have a blast making and binding their own sketchbook. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183. Cost: $30.

November 17: Upcycled Hats with Brenda Hayes (Ages 15+), 1:00–3:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Create your own fun and funky hand-stitched sweater hat. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183. Cost: $25.


RECURRING CLASSES:

Hobby Lobby (1315 S Rangeline Rd): 

Tuesday from 9:00am–Noon & Wednesday from 4:30pm–7:30pm: Painting with Pam Leisenring at Hobby Lobby (1315 S Rangeline Rd). Pam has been teaching fine art classes privately for 32 years and continues to bring individualized instruction to expand the artistic experience of beginners and established artists alike. Each student chooses a preferred medium (Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolors, etc.) and subject matter These are ongoing classes and students may join at any time. New members always welcome. More information: call 417.781.3839. $20 per class, all materials provided for first class.

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

Wednesday: Wednesday Classes at Local Color, 2:00–6:00pm 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 4 hours of painting time, you can both accomplish and enjoy more personal instruction. Paula Giltner teaches 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. The fee is $20 per class. Call Paula at 417.291.1486.

Wednesday: Wednesday Experimental Painting Class, 10:30am at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Local Color artists will be leading an experimental painting class using watercolors or fluid acrylics. Cost is $25 per class with materials provided by the instructor. Let Local Color help you discover your inner artist or perhaps help you build upon your current skills. Class size is limited to six, so students must register prior to each Wednesday session. More information: call 417.553.0835

Third Thursday: Painting and Sculpting with April Davis6:00–8:00pm 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. Call 417.553.0835 to register. 

RSVPaint Joplin (223 W 3rd St):

Weekly: 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. Prices vary depending on class.

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

Tuesday: Creation Station with Sandra Conrad (Ages 6–11), 3:45–5:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Drop in Tuesday afternoons and experiment with a variety of media: painting, drawing, clay, collage, sculpture, and printmaking. Explore the galleries with scavenger hunts and other activities. Pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited in this popular class. Sponsored by Dr. John and Joy Cragin. Cost: $6 pre-registration ($8 at the door).

Thursday: Memories in the Making®, 10:00am–Noon at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). This art experience is centered on the expression of creativity through painting for those dealing with memory loss. There is no charge for the class and no prior art experience is necessary. Memories in the Making® is hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri, in conjunction with George A. Spiva Center for the Arts. Sponsored by St. Avips. The class is held weekly from March 1–November 16. More information: call 417.623.0183 or visit spivaarts.org.

Saturday: Mini Makers with Amy Mullins (Ages 3–5), 10:30–11:30am at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). These workshops are for the smallest artists in your family! At each session, students will create projects around a theme.  Led by teacher and artist Amy Mullins. Get ready for an hour of fun and creativity for you little ones! Adult must accompany child. More information: call 417.623.0183 or visit spivaarts.org. Cost: $6 preregistration and $8 at the door.

Firehouse Pottery-Joplin (112 S Main St)

Friday: 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: call 417.553.0671.

Tuesday: 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: call 417.553.0671.


OPEN STUDIOS:

Monday & Friday: All-Day Open Studio at Crackpot Pottery & Art Studio (3820 E 20th St). 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 $125 each. Same rules for equipment use apply if you come during class. Drop in any other time with and appointment.

Tuesday & Saturday: Makerspace Open Studio4:00pm–7:30pm on Tuesday and 9:30am–2:30pm on Saturday at the Joplin Public Library Makerspace (1901 E 20th St). Post Art Library, Joplin Public Library, and Joplin Makers have partnered for Second Saturday Makerspace Open Studio events. On the second Saturday of each month, the Joplin Public Library Makerspace will be open on a walk-in, first come, first serve, basis. You do not need a library card to use the maker space. Use of all makerspace equipment is free (though a small fee applies to 3D prints) and open to the public. Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parents or legal guardian to use the maker space during this event. Makerspace equipment is in-house use only. For information, call 417.623.7953, ext. 1041.

Wednesday: Wine’d Down Open Studio, (4:00–9:00pm) at RSVPaint Joplin (223 W 3rd St). Looking for something to do? RSVPaint Joplin has just the thing for you. Wine’d Down Open Studio, Where no registration is needed (although you still can). Just walk in and you can paint with the help of their talent artists and drink all of the wine your heart desires. Allow yourself about 2-hours to complete your painting. Cost: $25 (all painting supplies included in cost – wine specials available).

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