November 2020

Posted on Oct 29, 2020 in Monthly Arts & Culture

What’s coming up in November 2020? We have all the details on arts, culture, and entertainment in Joplin, MO, throughout October. Scroll through and share with friends…

Featured Image: Artwork by Judith Fowler – one of the pieces on display/for sale in Joplin Regional Artists Coalition’s exhibit, Renewal, at Crowder College.


PERFORMANCES:

November 13: Mad Science at Northwood, 7:00pm at Northwood Arts & Event Center (115 N Wood St, Neosho, MO). Mad Science, a jazz funk quartet from Springfield, is bringing an incredible performance to Neosho! On Friday the 13th, watch four talented musicians perform jazz tunes from renowned artists like Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott, the Brecker Brothers, Bill Evans, and more. Tickets: $15 at the door. More information: Jeff Jones, northwoodartsandevent@gmail.com, 417.389.4726.

November 20 & 21: Dream Theatre Co. Presents: The Night Man Cometh, 7:30pm at Studio 124 (124 S Main St). A little boy in love with a princess who works in a coffee shop. A troll who charges a toll. A man of the night with sick-ass cat eyes. Action, drama, and romance all packed into a musical even you’ll never forget. This performance is a fundraiser and all proceeds will benefit JOMO Pride. Capacity is limited to 40 seats per performance and masks are required. Tickets must be reserved at bit.ly/dream-theatre-night-man. Free and open to the public; cash or electronic donations appreciated. More information: Becki Arnall, dtstudio124@gmail.com, 417.622.6470.

November 21: JHS Show Choirs: Just Desserts, 2:00pm & 7:00pm at Joplin High School Performing Arts Center (2104 Indiana Ave). Delicious desserts and fantastic musical performances – all for a good cause! Support Joplin High School’s show choirs during this popular, annual fundraiser. Guests will be socially distanced. Purchase tickets at bit.ly/jhs-just-desserts-2020. Tickets: $10. More information: JHS Show Choirs, JHSshowchoirs@gmail.com, 417.625.5230.


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.

September 1–November 15: Be Local Passport Program, 8:00am–8:00pm in Downtown Joplin. Small businesses are the heartbeat of our community. As we look to find the new “normal,” it becomes even more important to support these businesses and what they bring to the community. While many events that traditionally brought people to Downtown Joplin have been canceled, the Downtown Joplin Alliance has put together a “non-event” to celebrate all things local. Participating businesses are offering deals and specials to Be Local passport holders. Passports and special Be Local t-shirts can be ordered online, picked up at select locations, and offers redeemed through November 15. Offers will be one-time use per passport holder and will be stamped upon being redeemed. Shop, eat, and play downtown as you feel comfortable to do so! Cost: $30 per passport/shirt. More information: Shelby Witzman, shelby@downtownjoplin.com, 417.501.9649.

August 1–December 1: Missouri Art Now Call for Entry, online. Calling all artists! Now is your chance to be a part of Missouri Art Now, a juried traveling exhibition featuring works from artists across the state in celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial. Missouri Art Now is open to both 2D and 3D artists residing in Missouri. Artwork selected will be presented at five different venues throughout 2021. For more details, please visit bit.ly/mo-art-now-2020. Deadline: December 1, 2020. Cost: $35 entry fee. More information: Jill Sullivan, jhsullivan@postartlibrary.org, 417.623.7953 X1041.

October 19–November 9: StoryWalk (Ages 0-8) at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St). Joplin Public Library’s Children’s Department staff have created a fun, outdoor offering for fall – a StoryWalk®! A StoryWalk® is an innovative way for families to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll along the path, you’re directed to the next page in the story.  The library’s StoryWalks® features the fun, Halloween-themed picture book The Ghosts Went Floating by Kim Norman and Jay Fleck. Free and open to the public. More information: Christina Matekel-Gibson, cmatekel@joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953.

November 1: 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.

November 2–4: Auditions: Yuletide Ghost Tales, 7:00pm at Studio 124 (124 S Main St). Audition to land a spot in Dream Theatre Co.’s historic-ghost-tour-inspired Christmas show! Needed: Five men and five women. Performance runs December 10–12, 2020; additional performances are a possibility. Free and open to the public. More information: Becki Arnall, dtstudio124@gmail.com, 417.622.6470.

November 3: Live Storytime (Ages 2-5), 9:30–10:00am via Zoom. It’s that time again! Join the Joplin Public Library’s Children’s Department for a live storytime via Zoom, where participants will talk, sing, read, and learn all about friends and family. Be sure you’re prepared and pick up a craft activity bag from the library beginning October 30th! Registration required; register by emailing childrens@joplinpubliclibrary.org or calling 417.623.7953. More information: Children’s Department, childrens@joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953.

November 5: Spiva Trivia Night Live, 6:00pm on Facebook Live. Missing Spiva Trivia Night? There’s no need! Spiva Center for the Arts is holding a three-round trivia night on Facebook at facebook.com/spivaarts! Put your knowledge of random things to the test as you answer questions in the comments from the comfort of your own home. Free and open to the public. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

November 6: VSM Joplin: November First Friday, 7:00–9:00pm at Mercy Park (2601 McClelland Blvd). Kick off your weekend with the classic art of swing dance! Join Vintage Swing Movement Joplin for a dance lesson at 7:00pm in the pavilion at Mercy Park. Then, show off your new skills or kick back and enjoy some great music during a social dance at 8:00pm! Please bring a lawn chair. Registration required; for information on how to register, visit fb.me/e/2W8QrOpaV. This event is limited to the first 50 people who register. Tickets: $5 per person. More information: Ashley King, vsmjoplin@gmail.com, 316.243.8175.

November 7 & 8: Women in Carver’s Life, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Throughout George Washington Carver’s formative years to young adulthood, many insightful women mentored and guided him along his journey to becoming a success. These maternal figures encouraged him to achieve more. Learn who they were and what they did to inspire him. 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.

November 7: Neosho Arts Council: 10 Year Celebration Event, 7:00pm via Zoom. Celebrate the dedication and hard work of the Neosho Arts Council during this limited ticket, VIP event featuring acoustic music, auctions, and tasty treats! Visit neoshoarts.net/celebrating-ten-years to purchase tickets. Cost: $35. More information: Sarah Serio, neoshoartscouncil@gmail.com, 417.592.1673.

November 8: 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.

November 10: 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.

November 11: Bob Marley and the Resurgence of Pan-Africanism, 11:00am via Zoom. Dr. Canès Nicolas of MSSU discusses Bob Marley’s fight for equality, social justice, and human rights through his music, lyrics, and culture. Explore one of the greatest albums of all time, Legend, and analyze what made Marley such a freedom fighter and one of the most influential artists to ever live. Access the lecture via Zoom at https://bit.ly/3m8vIdG, password 780606. Please note: All face-to-face events on MSSU’s campus are limited to MSSU faculty, staff, and students until further notice. This event is part of MSSU’s Caribbean Themed Semester. Free and open to the public. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

November 12: Why Export to the Caribbean?, 9:30am via Zoom. The Caribbean region has numerous opportunities for Missouri businesses. The region is a sizeable export market, importing $20 billion of U.S. products and services. As such, the close proximity, free trade opportunities, and regional integration make the Caribbean region worth exploring. Learn more about the opportunities and assistance available for anyone interested in trade between the U.S. and the Caribbean. Access the lecture via Zoom at https://bit.ly/3hgZxoL, password 607935. Please note: All face-to-face events on MSSU’s campus are limited to MSSU faculty, staff, and students until further notice. This event is part of MSSU’s Caribbean Themed Semester. Free and open to the public. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

November 12: 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, meetings are being held through Facebook at bit.ly/joplin-writers-guild. More information: S.V. Farnsworth, s.v.farnsworth@gmail.com, 417.691.0480.

November 12: Book Launch: An Honest Life is Immortal by F.C. Shultz, 8:00–9:00pm online. Pre-order a of copy of F.C. Shultz’s debut poetry collection, An Honest Life is Immortal, and access an exclusive, virtual reading on November 12! Pre-order your copy today at pubhoundpress.com. Cost: $10 + shipping and taxes for Missouri residents. More information: Andrew Whitehead, drew@pubhoundpress.com, 417.529.3272.

November 13December 23: Spiva Holiday Bazaar at Spiva Center for the Arts, Upstairs Gallery (222 W 3rd St). The holidays are approaching quickly! Finish your shopping at Spiva Center for the Art’s Holiday Bazaar, where you can buy original, handmade gifts from local artists. From jewelry and ornaments to woodworking and cards, there’s something for everyone on your list! Open Tuesday–Saturday, noon to 4:00pm. Free and open to the public. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

November 13: Holiday Open House, 5:30–8:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season at Local Color’s Holiday Open House! Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, including yourself. Enjoy refreshments while meeting Local Color’s award-winning artists and perusing spectacular art from the 17 local artists represented within the gallery. Items for sale include pottery, paintings, pyrography, wood turnings, sculpture, glass, jewelry, and much more. Free and open to the public. More information: Margie Moss, margiemonet@gmail.com, 417.553.0835.

November 14: Christmas Family Photos, 9:00am at Joplin Little Theatre (3009 W 1st St). Prepare for the coming holiday season with family and individual photo sessions on Joplin Little Theatre’s stage! Participants will receive a photo disc to create their own special album. Reservations required by calling 417.623.3638. Cost: $25. More information: Cecie Fritz, info@joplinlittletheatre.org, 417.623.3638.

November 14: BARK Ranger Program for Dogs, 10:00am–Noon at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Give your dog the best treat and go for a walk in your favorite national park! Stop by George Washington Carver National Monument from 10:00am-noon to walk your pup. You will learn the BARK Ranger rules and your furry friend will be sworn in as a BARK ranger! 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.

November 14: Wonders of the Night Sky, 6:00–8:30pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Did you know that George Washington Carver National Monument’s largest resource is the night sky? Learn about celestial navigation, star stories, and the effects of light pollution! Space is limited and registration is required; register by November 8 via phone at 417.325.4151. 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.

November 15: 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.

November 17: Live Storytime (Ages 2-5), 9:30–10:00am via Zoom. With Thanksgiving approaching, it seems fitting to celebrate food! Join the Joplin Public Library’s Children’s Department for a live storytime via Zoom, where participants will talk, sing, read, and learn all about food. Be sure you’re prepared and pick up a craft activity bag from the library beginning November 13th! Registration required by emailing childrens@joplinpubliclibrary.org or calling 417.623.7953. More information: Children’s Department, childrens@joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953.

November 19: Opening Reception: Renewal by JRAC, 5:00–7:00pm at Crowder College (601 Laclede Ave, Neosho, MO). See a wide variety of works from local artists in Joplin Regional Artists Coalition’s exhibit, Renewal, during this opening reception. Free and open to the public. More information: Emily Rose, joplinrac@gmail.com.

November 19: Downtown Lighting Launch, 6:00pm in Downtown Joplin. Kick off the holiday season with Downtown Joplin Alliance during an evening full of holiday festivities! Head downtown to watch the annual tree lighting, grab dinner from your favorite restaurant, admire businesses’ window displays and vote for your favorite, and get your holiday shopping started. Free and open to the public. More information: Lori Haun, info@downtownjoplin.com, 417.501.9649.

November 20: Exploring Music and Identity: The Steelband Movement of Trinidad and Tobago, 10:00am via Zoom. Trinidad and Tobago has a unique place in the world of music as the birthplace of popular music styles and one of the few acoustic instruments invented in the 20th century: the steel pan. Since its emergence, the pan has been constructed from various raw materials, including biscuit tins, industrial soda barrels, and currently, oil drums. Musical ensembles formed out of these instruments are called steelbands, which display a tonal range comparable to the classical symphony orchestra. Today, steelbands occupy every level of musical activity, as the pan has proven itself an accessible vessel for high artistic expression and musical understanding. Dr. Greg Haynes explores the beginnings of the steel pan in Trinidad, the pan’s role in unifying communities, the emergence of the pan in other nations and cultures, and more. Access the lecture via Zoom at https://bit.ly/2Fi1fJB, password 333384. Please note: All face-to-face events on MSSU’s campus are limited to MSSU faculty, staff, and students until further notice. This event is part of MSSU’s Caribbean Themed Semester. Free and open to the public. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

November 21: S.V. Farnsworth Book Signing, 1:00–3:00pm at Always Buying Books (5357 N Main St). Snag a copy of S.V. Farnsworth’s newest, epic fantasy novel, Monarch in the Flames, and get your copy signed by Farnsworth herself! Author of four published books, Farnsworth is a quadrilingual librarian whose moving, multicultural novels focus on gritty issues. Free and open to the public. More information: S.V. Farnsworth, s.v.farnsworth@gmail.com, 417.691.0480.

November 21 & 22: Struggle for an 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.

November 22: 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.

November 23 & 24: Auditions: The Vagina Monologues, 7:00pm at Studio 124 (124 S Main St). The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls. With creativity and determination, activists around the world tirelessly work to end harassment, rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation, and sex slavery. Needed: Women of all ages. Performance runs February 4–6, 2021. Free and open to the public. More information: Becki Arnall, dtstudio124@gmail.com, 417.622.6470.

November 28 & 29: Inspiring Success: Mariah Watkins and Her Influence, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO  64840). When the orphaned George Washington Carver was about 12 years old, he left the Moses Carver farm for nearby Neosho, Missouri all on his own, and he met Mariah Watkins. Her influence on young Carver during his stay in her home strengthened his confidence, nurtured his budding faith in God, and encouraged him to pursue an education. 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.

November 29: 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:

November 1–30: Right Brain and Left Hand by Lori Holt Marble, at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company (506 S Joplin Ave). Following a surgery to implant a deep brain stimulation device, artist Lori Holt Marble set out to explore the connection between the brain and creativity through painting. Initially, she wanted to create at least 20 abstract paintings using her left hand, which had been impacted after the surgery. Now, creating stunning abstract pieces, like those featured in her exhibit Right Brain and Left Hand, has become a daily practice. Free and open to the public. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

November 1–30: A Collection of Works: Past & Present by Justin Kidston, at Urban Art Gallery (511 S Main St). Local artist Justin Kidston presents A Collection of Works: Past & Present, a series of ethereal paintings that explore the future the next generations face. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

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.

October 17–November 7: When Opposites Attract by Connie Miller, Steve Doerr, and Valerie Doerr at Spiva Center for the Arts, Upstairs Gallery (222 W 3rd St). Mid-century modern artist Connie Miller and woodturners Steve and Valerie Doerr combine their distinct styles for one fantastic exhibit! Visit Spiva Center for the Arts to see how their talents combine and complement each other’s. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

October 17–December 16: Freedom Endeavor by Steve Snyder at Spiva Center for the Arts, Regional Gallery (222 W 3rd St). The Freedom Endeavor recognizes the contributions of everyday citizens who have served in the US military. Through artistic photography, audio, and text media, The Freedom Endeavor honors the people responsible for securing our freedoms and liberties while telling the stories of their time in the service. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

October 17–December 19: 73rd Membership Show at Spiva Center for the Arts, Main Gallery (222 W 3rd St). Back for its 73rd year, Spiva’s Membership Show honors the wide range of passions and creativity its members channel into their work. This highly anticipated exhibit boasts almost 100 local artists’, featuring a variety of mediums and styles. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

October 10–November 22: 2020: Up in the Air at Maple UnCommon Guest House and Gallery (120 E Maple St, Columbus, KS). In the face of unprecedented times, our lives are riddled with more and more uncertainties that leave our plans up in the air. The Four State Photography Enthusiasts aim to reflect on and express these feelings of doubt and ambiguity or capture the literal meaning of “up in the air.” Free and open to the public. More information: Jane Ballard, jane@janeballard.com, 417.501.9960.

October 1–November 30: The Many Moods of Color by Connie Miller at Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (320 E 4th St). Mid-century modern artist Connie Miller depicts vivid scenes and people in her extraordinary exhibit The Many Moods of Color. Free and open to the public. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

October 1–November 30: Joplin from Above by Jake Deer at Club 609 (609 S Main St). Travel to dizzying heights with local, aerial photographer, Jake Deer! With their bird’s-eye-view perspective, Deer’s drones capture the Four-State region like you’ve never seen it before. Free and open to the public. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.    

September 29–November 15: Bookbinding by Sullivan Book Arts at Post Art Library (1901 E 20th St). From canvases to clay, art can come in a variety of mediums and forms – including bookbinding. Post Art Library is proud to present an exhibit of intricate, handmade books by Sullivan Book Arts, a traditional bookbindery, maker, and restorer located in Pittsburg, Kansas. Drop in during the library’s regular business hours to admire the display and learn about the tools and steps used to transform books. Free and open to the public. More information: Jill Sullivan, jhsullivan@postartlibrary.org, 417.623.7953 X1041.

September 26–November 30: Places I Have Been by Paula Giltner at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St). Post Art Library presents Places I Have Been, a series of breathtaking watercolor and oil paintings by local artist Paula Giltner. These stunning pieces that take viewers to Colorado, Wyoming, California, and several Missouri locations, including Joplin. Visit Joplin Public Library’s The Bramlage and Willcoxon Foundation Gallery during their regular business hours to admire this colorful collection of art. Free and open to the public. More information: Jill Sullivan, jhsullivan@postartlibrary.org, 417.623.7953 X1041.


CLASSES:

November 5: Zentangle Monograms with Teri Diggs, 7:00–9:00pm via Zoom. Relax with Teri Diggs as she guides you through the meditative art of creating a monogram zentangle! You will need an ultra-fine point pen (like an ultra-fine sharpie or sharpie pen), pencil, colored pencils/markers, and paper (drawing paper is best but not required). All ages are welcome to attend but this workshop is geared towards adults. This workshop is a part of the Neosho Arts Council’s Fall Workshop Series. Cost: $15. More information: Sarah Serio, neoshoartscouncil@gmail.com, 417.592.1673.

November 6: DIY Home Decor Workshop, 6:30–9:00pm 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: $38–$59. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 7: November Story Time Pottery, 10:00–11:00am at Firehouse Pottery (112 S Main St, Ste A). Listen to a fun, fall story and then paint an adorable acorn dish to bring the story to life! Participants can participate in-store or online. Sign up now at placefull.com/november-story-time-pottery. All ages welcome! All supplies provided. Cost: $10. More information: Charity Hawkins, firehousepotteryjoplin@gmail.com, 417.553.0671.

November 7: Family Open Paint, 1:00–3:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Looking for something to do with the family? Bring them to Create N Sip for this all ages, open paint event! Everyone can create their own unique piece, no experience needed. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $29–$39. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 7: Resin Pendants with Jade Henning (Ages 12+), 1:00–3:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Learn the basics of resin encasement with organic and synthetic materials during this hands-on and socially distanced jewelry class! All supplies provided. Cost: $35. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

November 7: Date Night Diptych: All Seasons, 7:00–9:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (W 223 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 scene! Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $40–$80. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatnsip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 8: Family Paint: Starry Sky, 1:00–3:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). An opportunity for the whole family to get creative and paint! Follow along with a studio artist to create this familiar sky. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $29–$39. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 10 & 12: Drawing Comics: Sequential Comic Illustration with Jeremy Haun, 7:00–9:00pm via Zoom. During this two-night workshop, professional comic artists Jeremy Haun teaches participants the sequential comic illustration through a practice layout session! You will need an ultra-fine point pen (like an ultra-fine sharpie or sharpie pen), a regular sharpie, pencil, ruler, and paper (drawing paper is best and recommended to be 9×12 or larger). All ages are welcome to attend but this workshop is geared towards adults. This workshop is a part of the Neosho Arts Council’s Fall Workshop Series. Cost: $30 (includes both sessions). More information: Sarah Serio, neoshoartscouncil@gmail.com, 417.592.1673.

November 12: Vino & Van Gogh, 6:00–8:30pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Vino & Van Gogh is a monthly painting event where the artists of Local Color Art Gallery & Studio offer step-by-step instruction on how to paint a masterpiece. In this class, you will paint your very own version of an Impressionist painting. No experience is necessary. Choose to paint: Monet’s Japanese Bridge at Giverny or Gaugin’s Landscape Near Arles! All materials are furnished, plus good drinks and old/new friends! Reservations required. Please note: due to COVID-19, the class will be limited to ten participants, social distancing practices will be used, and masks are required. If needed, a free mask will be provided. Cost is $35 ($30 if you do not drink wine). More information and reservation: Margie Moss, margiemonet@gmail.com, 417.553.0835.

November 12: Virtual Create N Sip: Fall Stroll, 7:00–9:00pm on Facebook Live. Create and sip from the comfort of your home while following along with an experienced artist online! Simply order your Creates2Go Kit to be shipped, delivered or picked up. Then, get creative! Participants can also go back and re-watch the tutorial video at any time. Tune in at facebook.com/creatensipstudio. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $29. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 13: Ornament and Glass Painting, 7:00–9:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Prepare for the coming holiday season by decorating a festive wine glass or personalizing an ornament for your tree! Cost: $29. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 14: Yoga in Nature for Adults (Ages 16+), 8:30–9:30am at Wildcat Glades Village (201 Riviera Dr). Led by Amanda, a registered yoga teacher, this class incorporates elements of nature, breathing, and yoga for a fun and relaxing experience! Bring your yoga mat or a towel, and a reusable water bottle. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Registration required. To register, visit their Facebook page or email them at lauren@wildcatglades.org. Cost: $10. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

November 14: Yoga in Nature for Kids (Ages 2+), 11:15–11:45am at Wildcat Glades Village (201 Riviera Dr). Led by Amanda, a registered yoga teacher, 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. Registration required. To register, visit their Facebook page or email lauren@wildcatglades.org. Free and open to the public. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

November 14: Family Fun Painting Class (Ages 8+), Noon–2:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Looking to unleash your inner artist? Come paint all the things you love! Local Color artists will help you create your own masterpiece featuring Monet’s Japanese Bridge at Giverny or Gaugin’s Landscape Near Arles! You can also bring your own reference photo to paint, if you prefer. All materials are provided and ages 8+ are welcome! Reservations required. Cost is $30. Please note: due to COVID-19, social distancing practices will be used and masks are required. If needed, a free mask will be provided. More information and reservation: Margie Moss, margiemonet@gmail.com, 417.553.0835.

November 14: Family Paint: Heads Up!, 1:00–3:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). An opportunity for the whole family to get creative and paint! Follow along with a studio artist to create this adorable portrait. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $29–$39. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 14: Paint Your Pet, 6:30–9:30pm 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: $49. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 15: Family Open Paint, 1:00–3:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Looking for something to do with the family? Bring them to Create N Sip for this all ages, open paint event! Everyone can create their own unique piece, no experience needed. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $29–$39. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 18: Preschool Nature Connections: Long Winter’s Nap (Ages 3-6), 10:00–11:00am at Wildcat Glades Village (201 Riviera Dr). As the seasons change, humans begin to wear jackets and coats. But what about mammals, birds, and insects? How do they stay warm? Join the Wildcat Glades Friends Group and answer these questions with a story, song, and craft! 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.

November 19: Virtual Create N Sip: Covered Bridge, 7:00–9:00pm on Facebook Live. Create and sip from the comfort of your home while following along with an experienced artist online! Simply order your Creates2Go Kit to be shipped, delivered or picked up. Then, get creative! Participants can also go back and re-watch the tutorial video at any time. Tune in at facebook.com/creatensipstudio. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $29. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 20: Paint a Christmas Ornament and Card with Joan Allen (Ages 18+), 1:00–3:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery & Studio (1027 S Main St). Get into the holiday spirit with this fun class! Paint and personalize a Christmas ornament and card with experienced artist Joan Allen. All materials included. Please note: due to COVID-19, social distancing practices will be used and masks will be required. If needed, a free mask will be provided. Cost: $20 + $10 non-refundable deposit upon sign up. More information: Joan Allen, jallenart@sbcglobal.net, 573.714.8190.

November 20: DIY Home Decor Workshop, 6:30–9:00pm 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: $38–$59. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 21: Preschool Nature Connections: Long Winter’s Nap (Ages 3-6), 1:00–2:00pm at Wildcat Glades Village (201 Riviera Dr). As the seasons change, humans begin to wear jackets and coats. But what about mammals, birds, and insects? How do they stay warm? Join the Wildcat Glades Friends Group and answer these questions with a story, song, and craft! 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.

November 21: Date Night Diptych: Stealing Kisses, 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 these colorful elephants! Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $40–$80. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatnsip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 22: Family Ornament and Glass Painting, 7:00–9:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Prepare for the coming holiday season by decorating a festive wine glass or personalizing an ornament for your tree! Cost: $29. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 27: Paint Your Pet, 6:30–9:30pm 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: $49. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 28: Family Paint: Snow Globe, 1:00–3:00pm at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). An opportunity for the whole family to get creative and paint! Follow along with a studio artist to create this classic winter scene. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $29–$39. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

November 28: Instructed Canvas: Tree of Wonder, 7:00–9:00pm 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 enchanting winter scene. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $39. 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:

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.

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 (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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