September 2020

Posted on Aug 26, 2020 in Monthly Arts & Culture

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

Featured Image: On an Island by Nadia Huggins, on display at MSSU Spiva Art Gallery.

In light of recent events, please confirm with organizations before attending listed events.


PERFORMANCES:

September 19: Indigenous, 5:30pm (doors 5:00pm) at The Coda Concert House (2120 E 24 St). From the Yankton Sioux Reservation, the blues-inspired rock group, Indigenous, has captivated audiences around the world. With front man Mato Nanji, whose talents have been compared to Jimi Hendrix, the band has earned recognition and praise for their soulful performances and award-winning albums. Please note: due to COVID-19, audience capacity is limited. There is a suggested donation of $45. More information and reservations: Jeff Morrow, info@codaconcerthouse.com. In response to reservations, a confirmation email with the address, directions, parking etc. will be sent in return. All proceeds benefit the artist performing.

September 25: Dance Monkey Dance at Bookhouse Cinema, 7:30–9:30pm at Bookhouse Cinema (715 E Broadway St). Doug Dicharry, formerly of the Ben Miller Band, brings his own unique style to Bookhouse Cinema’s outdoor patio with his incredible one-man band! Tickets: $5. More information: Holly Crane, bookhousejoplin@gmail.com, 417.825.5161.


EVENTS:

Saturdays: Joplin Empire Market and Empire Market Curbside, 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 Joplin’s newest gathering spot. Though some vendors will be selling their goods in the parking lot, advanced online ordering for curbside pickup is still the best way to secure all of your favorite Empire Market goodies! Online ordering begins Tuesdays at 8:00pm and ends Thursdays at 8:00pm and can be made at: http://localline.ca/joplin-empire-market. Curbside pickup is held Saturdays from 10:30am–12:30pm. 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.

September 1: The Many Natalias Bolívar: Art, Utopia, and Religion, 9:30am at Missouri Southern State University, Phelps Theatre (3950 E Newman Rd). This 2018 documentary by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook explores the social and cultural roles lived by Natalia Bolívar, a deeply patriotic aristocrat who was a powerful cultural advocate. After being arrested and tortured by the Batista regime, Natalia actively worked in numerous cultural spheres. She oversaw the restoration, reorganization, and direction of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and founded the Numismatic Museum of the Banco Nacional de Cuba and the Napoleonic Museum in Havana. 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.

September 1: The Magic World of Mendive, 1:00pm at Missouri Southern State University, Phelps Theatre (3950 E Newman Rd). Dive into the personal and artistic world of Manuel Mendive, the leading contemporary Cuban artist, in this 2015 documentary. Aside from being well-versed in drawing, painting, sculpture, installations, and performances, Mendive is a Santería priest whose spirituality permeates his work. With a unique perspective offered through film, audiences view a broad spectrum of his work and hear unprecedented remarks on his early life, African elements in his art, and his profound fascination with the creative process. 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.

September 1: Cuban Dinner Party, 5:00pm at Bookhouse Cinema (715 E Broadway St). Enjoy traditional Cuban cuisine and beverages prepared in part by students from the MSSU Spanish Club and Sigma Delta Pi! Indoor and patio seating available. This event is part of MSSU’s Caribbean Themed Semester. Free and open to the public; food and drink available for purchase. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

September 1: Diago, a Maroon Artist & Reogelio Martinez Furé: A Cuban Griot, 7:00pm at Bookhouse Cinema (715 E Broadway St). In Diago, a Maroon Artist, Juan Roberto Diago, a prominent multimedia artist, openly discusses issues of race and poverty in contemporary Cuba, as well as their representation in his paintings and installations. Reogelio Martinez Furé: A Cuban Griot presents the life and work of a contemporary griot, a repository of oral tradition who recovers and guards the silenced memories and true identity of his people. Both films will be shown simultaneously and then repeated to promote social distancing practices. This event is part of MSSU’s Caribbean Themed Semester. Free and open to the public; food and drink available for purchase. More information: Chad Stebbins, stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

September 1: Four State Photography Enthusiasts Meeting, 7:00–9:00pm at Wilson Photography (212 1/2 W 5th St, Ste 215). Join the Four State Photography Enthusiasts for their first monthly meeting since the city shutdown! Discover the results of the “Summer Fun” photography contest, discuss upcoming shows and changes to group rules, and enjoy an educational presentation from Danny Wilson of Wilson photography. More information: Jane Ballard, jane@janeballard.com, 417.501.9960.

September 2: Imbibing Freedom: Rum, Slavery, and the Making of the Modern Caribbean, Noon at Missouri Southern State University, Corley Auditorium (3950 E Newman Rd). Since its emergence in the Caribbean in the early 17th century, rum has been a defining commodity of Caribbean identity. Frederick H. Smith, of North Carolina A&T University, explains how Caribbean drinking patterns reflect shared social and spiritual beliefs of different ethnic groups while helping 17th century colonists express ethnic identity, define social boundaries, and enhance resistance ideologies. 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.

September 3: Virtual First Thursday ArtWalk, 5:30–8:30pm via Facebook. Enjoy all the aspects you love about First Thursday ArtWalk from the comfort of your own home! Watch dozens of artists demonstrating their artistic process and prerecorded sessions from talented, local musicians. For more details, visit their Facebook page. Free and open to the public. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

September 3: 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.

September 4: First Friday WineShare, 6:00–8:00pm at different venues throughout Downtown Joplin each month. 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. 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. Free Admission. More information: Lori Haun, info@downtownjoplin.com, 417.501.9649.

September 5–12: Prairie Day Online, on GWC’s Facebook page. Celebrate life on the prairie and learn more about George Washington Carver’s childhood environment during this week-long, online event! Watch demonstration videos, listen to past musical performances, enjoy junior ranger activities, and more. Free and open to the public. More information: Randall Becker, randall_becker@nps.gov, 417.325.4151.

September 5 & 6: African American Trailblazers, 11:00am at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Who successfully created the first light bulb filament? Who developed the world’s first blood bank? Celebrate and explore the enduring accomplishments of African Americans during this informative discussion. 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.

September 6: Virtual Storytimes (Ages 0-6), 10:00am on YouTube. Does summer feel a little dull this year? Liven things up with the Joplin Public Library’s virtual storytimes! Join the Children’s Department staff as they delve into fun stories every Tuesday morning, featuring some of their favorite books, song, rhymes, and more. All Virtual Storytime videos will be posted on JPL’s YouTube channel. Free and open to the public. More information: Christina Matekel-Gibson, childrens@joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953.

September 6: 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.

September 8: 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. Click here to register. 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.

September 9: Pirates of the Caribbean in the Golden Age of Piracy, 11:00am at Missouri Southern State University, Corley Auditorium (3950 E Newman Rd). Pirates have long captivated the modern imagination, whether they are Captain Hook, Captain Morgan, or Disney’s infamous Jack Sparrow. But the true story behind the pirates of the Caribbean is more captivating than the Hollywood renditions. The Golden Age of Piracy (c.1650-1730) saw diverse groups of outlaws who ravaged, destroyed, and played a crucial role in the founding of Caribbean settlements. Hear the true story behind these swash buckling bands of pirates from Dr. Arad Gigi of the University of Southern Mississippi. 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.

September 9: Building an Empire: Slaves, Soldiers, and the Fortification of the French Caribbean, 1:00pm at Missouri Southern State University, Corley Auditorium (3950 E Newman Rd). During the 17th and 18th centuries, the various European powers expanded across the Atlantic Ocean and built formidable empires. The Caribbean colonies were at the heart of this system and required extensive imperial infrastructure built through a colonial corvée. The corvée kept monarchs from owning slaves directly and became a foundational element of colonial rule. Learn more about the corvée and how its history complicates our understanding of imperial rule and creole-metropolitan relations. 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.

September 10: Artist Talk: Nadia Huggins, 11:00am via Zoom. Hear from artist Nadia Huggins as she provides insight into her exhibit, On an Island, and the inspiration behind and intended purpose of her work. For more information on how to join the Zoom call, visit mssu.edu. This event is part of MSSU’s Caribbean Themed Semester. Free and open to the public. More information: Dr. Christine Bentley, bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

September 10: Opening Reception: On an Island by Nadia Huggins, Noon at Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery (3950 E Newman Rd). Explore the countries of the Caribbean like never before through the powerful photographs of artist Nadia Huggins. This event is part of MSSU’s Caribbean Themed Semester. Free and open to the public. More information: Dr. Christine Bentley, bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

September 10: Joplin Writers’ Guild, 6:00pm via Facebook or 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 facebook.com/groups/266894820055092/. More information: S.V. Farnsworth, s.v.farnsworth@gmail.com, 417.691.0480.

September 12: “Beyond the Boundary” Community Art Project (Ages 5+), 10:00am–Noon at Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery (3950 E Newman Rd). Explore photographs from MSSU Spiva Art Gallery’s exhibit, On an Island by Nadia Huggins, that focus on boundaries, limits, and “breaking through” to discover what lies ahead. Then, after discussing the photographs, create a drawing of yourself breaking boundaries. The group’s drawings will be incorporated into a pre-made mural of water imagery from Huggins’ photographs. The images will be installed onto windows in the Fine Arts Building to be viewed both inside and outside. This event requires an RSVP to attend and is limited to 13 participants. To RSVP, email bentley-c@mssu.edu or mintert-a@mssu.edu by 4:00pm on Tuesday, September 2. Free and open to the public. More information: Dr. Christine Bentley, bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

September 12: Eerie Costume Market, Noon–6:00pm at Studio 124 (124 S Main St). A clothing swap to raise funds for Dream Theatre Toupe! More details to come. Free and open to the public. More information: James Boone, dtstudio124@gmail.com, 417.553.1933.

September 13: 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.

September 14 & 15: The Complete History of America (Abridged) Auditions, 6:00pm at Studio 124 (124 S Main St). Now’s your chance to shine! Audition for a part in Studio 124’s upcoming performance, The Complete History of America (Abridged). The performance will run October 22–25, 2020. Needed: Three cast members of any gender. Free and open to the public. More information: James Boone, dtstudio124@gmail.com, 417.553.1933.

September 16: The Good, the Bad, and the In-Betweens: Studying Cuba from 90 Miles Away, noon via Zoom. The word “Cuba” strikes a resonant chord with many of us – a mix of curiosity, anxiety, and hope – shaped by many years of controversy and stereotyping on one hand, and myth-making on the other. Catch a glimpse of Cuban everyday life, learn about its artistic and cultural activities, discover African cultural heritage and religious practices, and ponder unique socio-economic models during this presentation. Based on decades of research and ample firsthand knowledge of Cuba, this presentation will discuss one of the most contentious topics: the ever-evolving relationship between the United States and Cuba. Access the lecture via Zoom at https://bit.ly/3hhRfwQ, password 439907. 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.

September 17: Third Thursday, 5:30–8:30pm in Downtown Joplin. Third Thursday is Joplin’s trademark cultural event. Come with your friends and family to stroll through Downtown, eat great food, listen to music, peruse local art and shop! Free and open to the public. More information: Lori Haun, info@downtownjoplin.com, 417.501.9649.

September 18: Downtown Joplin Clean Team, 5:30–6:30pm at Downtown Joplin Alliance (931 E 4th St). Take some time to pitch in and help make our downtown look great! Downtown Joplin Alliance will provide supplies, though you’re more than welcome to bring extra brooms, rakes, or gloves. The Clean Team will meet at the parking lot at 5th and Joplin. Free and open to the public. More information: Lori Haun, info@downtownjoplin.com, 417.501.9649.

September 18–21: Virtual Joplin Arts Fest, online at joplinartsfest.com. The Kiwanis Club of Joplin – in collaboration with Joplin Regional Artists Coalition, Connect2Culture, and Spiva Center for the Arts – will be hosting its sixth annual Joplin Arts Fest… VIRTUALLY! Southwest Missouri’s premier fall, fine arts festival, Joplin Arts Fest allows visitors to learn about the local arts and cultural community in Joplin and elsewhere. This year’s event will be held online at www.joplinartsfest.com beginning on Friday, September 18 at noon and ending on Monday, September 21 at noon. More than thirty artists from eight states will have 5–10 pieces of artwork available for viewing and purchase online. Funds raised through the festival will support a variety of youth-related programs for the Kiwanis Club of Joplin. Free and open to the public. More information: Steve Doerr, sdoerr48@gmail.com, 417.529.3730.

September 19: Eerie Costume Market, Noon–6:00pm at Studio 124 (124 S Main St). A clothing swap to raise funds for Dream Theatre Toupe! More details to come. Free and open to the public. More information: James Boone, dtstudio124@gmail.com, 417.553.1933.

September 19: Artist Talk with Steve Head, 2:00–3:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Artist Steve Head discusses his exhibit, Family Secrets: The Storytelling Art of Steve Head, which was inspired by his own family history and personal experiences. Attendance is limited and by reservation only. Reserve your seat by calling 417.623.0183 or emailing spiva@spivaarts.org. Talk will also be aired on Facebook Live. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

September 19 & 20: Epitaphs & Engravings, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Many headstones in the Carver Family Cemetery bear odd engravings and symbols. These marks are not the work of vandals but were made by early settlers. Find out more about these engravings, what they mean, and how they relate to the lives of settlers. 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.

September 20: Virtual Storytimes (Ages 0-6), 10:00am on YouTube. Does summer feel a little dull this year? Liven things up with the Joplin Public Library’s virtual storytimes! Join the Children’s Department staff as they delve into fun stories every Tuesday morning, featuring some of their favorite books, song, rhymes, and more. All Virtual Storytime videos will be posted on JPL’s YouTube channel. Free and open to the public. More information: Christina Matekel-Gibson, childrens@joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953.

September 20: 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.

September 21: Light of the Sea: Caribbean Book Club, 5:30pm at Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Library (3950 E Newman Rd). While Caribbean literature holds no indigenous traditions, writers from Caribbean islands and coastal nations have spent the last 100 years building a strong, unique identity. Explore two novels and dive into the countries of Haiti and Jamaica with Claire of the Sea Light (2013) by Edwidge Danticat and Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) by Jean Rhys. This Caribbean-themed book club hosted by the MSSU English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, will introduce you to ideas about family, friendship, and love entwined with the culture of the two islands. The book club will meet on three Monday evenings throughout the semester: Sept. 21 (part one of Claire of the Sea Light), Oct. 5 (part two of Claire of the Sea Light), and Nov. 9 (Wide Sargasso Sea). 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.

September 24: The Haitian Revolution and the Making of the Modern World, 9:30am via Zoom. Dr. Robert Taber of Fayetteville State University takes a big-picture look at the Haitian Revolution of 1791–1804, the event that created Haiti and helped usher in the modern age. Drawing on the latest scholarship, this lecture introduces the captivating life stories, complex politics, stunning achievements, and desperate characterizations of the Haitian Revolution. Access the lecture via Zoom at https://bit.ly/2Rb1icF, password 240679. 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.

September 26: National Public Lands Day, 10:00am–3:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO). Public parks like George Washington Carver National Monument provide beautiful spaces for communities to learn, grow, and enjoy. However, these public spaces require upkeep and maintenance. Volunteer at George Washington Carver National Monument during this nationwide, volunteer-led workday to help improve and preserve the 240-acre Carver farm. More information on how to get involved will be released in the future; contact the park for details. 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.

September 26: Artist Talk with Element 6 Artists, 2:00–3:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Join artists Chris Blackmon, Chelsie Murfee, and Kim Taggert as they discuss their innovative techniques in graphite and charcoal, as exhibited in their Main Gallery exhibit Element 6: Carbon, Drawing Life. Attendance is limited and by reservation only. Reserve your seat by calling 417.623.0183 or emailing spiva@spivaarts.org. Talk will also be aired on Facebook Live. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

September 26: 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.

September 27: Inspiring Success: Mariah Watkins and Her Influence, 11:00am at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO  64840). During George Washington Carver’s stay in her Neosho home, Mariah Watkins provided Carver with an invaluable experience that not only built his self-esteem, but fostered his faith and pursuit of 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.

September 29–October 3: 73rd Annual Membership Show Due Dates at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Be a part of one of Spiva’s most anticipated exhibit: the 73rd Annual Membership Show! If you’re a Spiva member, submit your artwork before October 3 to participate in this showcase. More details to come. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

September 30–October 3: Friends of Saint Avips: Online Art Auction, online. In the stead of their annual ball, the Friends of St. Avips is hosting a stay-at-home, “no show” event in the form of an online art auction and virtual activities! The available artwork can be viewed in-person at Finn’s Restaurant in Joplin throughout the week of September 28. Artists interested in contributing work for the auction can do so at friendsofstavips.com/artist-entry-form/ until September 13. For more details and guidelines, please visit friendsofstavips.com/. Free and open to the public. More information: Amanda Stanley, amandahurnstanley@gmail.com, 417.629.4578.

August 27 – September 31: Big Spring Gallery Call for Entry, online. The Big Spring Gallery in the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce is now seeking applications from emerging, professional, and student artists to exhibit their 2D or 3D work in 2021 and 2022! A hub for meetings and workshop events, the Big Spring Gallery boasts 108 square feet of lighted hanging space and there is no commission taken on sales. Artists are placed in groups of two to three people. Deadline to submit: Wednesday, September 30. For more information and guidelines, visit neoshoarts.net or facebook.com/NeoshoArts/. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Serio, neoshoartscouncil@gmail.com, 417.592.1673.

August 15–October 5: Neosho Arts Council: 2020 Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, online. Turn your driveway or sidewalk into a masterpiece with the Neosho Arts Council’s 2020 Sidewalk Art Contest! Create your stunning artwork, take a photo of it, and submit is by October 5 for a chance to win $1,000. All ages welcome! All entries must be completed between August 15 and October 5. Only one entry per person; no teams allowed. Chalk sets are available to be mailed for $5. Deadline: Monday, October 5. For more information and guidelines, visit neoshoarts.net or facebook.com/NeoshoArts/. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Serio, neoshoartscouncil@gmail.com, 417.592.1673.

August 1–October 1: Neosho Arts Council: ArtSquared Kids and Teens Art Contest (Ages 8-17), online. Strut your artistic stuff with the Neosho Arts Council’s ArtSquared Kids and Teen Art Contest! Submit up to five pieces of artwork for a chance for your work to be displayed at the Virtual Big Spring Gallery. Please note that sculpture, pottery, or 3D works will not be accepted. Deadline: Thursday, October 1. For more information and guidelines, visit neoshoarts.net or facebook.com/NeoshoArts/. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Serio, neoshoartscouncil@gmail.com, 417.592.1673.

July 1–September 30: 25th Anniversary Thomas Hart Benton Art Competition and Exhibition Call for Entry (Ages 18+), online. Calling all emerging and professional artists! Now’s your chance to be included in the Neosho Arts Council’s 25th annual Thomas Hart Benton Art Competition and Exhibition. Submit up to two pieces of your original 2D works to be judged. Cash prizes available for winners. Deadline to enter: Wednesday, September 30. For more information and guidelines, visit neoshoarts.net or facebook.com/NeoshoArts/. Cost: Circle of Patron Artist Members $5–$10, Non-Members $10–$20. More information: Sarah Serio, neoshoartscouncil@gmail.com, 417.592.1673.


EXHIBITS:

September 2–October 15: On an Island by Nadia Huggins at Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery (3950 E Newman Rd). There are many misconceptions of the Caribbean due to the single-minded agenda of the tourism market which many islands depend on. The photographs in this exhibition will show a gamut of life from land to sea, and how the natural environment influences some of the sociopolitical and cultural dynamics of an island. While each Caribbean country is diverse and varies in its own way, there is a commonality shared with their natural landscapes. Artist Nadia Huggins explores these ideas as she moves between the lush terrestrial interior of the island to the depth of the sea, which separates and connects the region. 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. This event is part of MSSU’s Caribbean Themed Semester. Free and open to the public. More information: Dr. Christine Bentley, bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

September 1–30: Eleven Emerging Artists at Club 609 (609 S Main St). Good food and good art – what more could you ask for? Head to Club 609 to grab a bite to eat and admire the work of eleven emerging painters studying under award-winning artist Paula Giltner. Free and open to the public. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

September 1–30: Pops of Color in Our Lives by Debbie Reed at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company (506 S Joplin Ave). Enjoy a cup of coffee and admire the colorful pieces included in Debbie Reed’s exhibit, Pops of Color in Our Lives. Free and open to the public. More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

September 1–30: Art for Anyone by Eric Beezley at Urban Art Gallery (511 S Main St). Teacher and artist Eric Beezley presents an exhibit of colorful, abstract paintings that everyone – from art connoisseur to average Joe – can appreciate and admire! More information: Linda Teeter, lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

August 8–October 10: Element 6 – Carbon Drawing Life by Chris Blackman, Chelsie Murfee, and Kim Taggart at Spiva Center for the Arts, Main Gallery (222 W 3rd St). Spiva’s latest exhibit, Element 6 features the work of three graphite and charcoal artists who pay homage to traditional studio skills but build upon them with their own innovative techniques. The exhibit explores fundamental drawing, with a slow and painstaking understanding of form, values, and light. The sixth element, carbon, is the element that binds us together, and carefully constructs life on the page through the delicate layering and blending of values. Reservations required; call 417.623.0183 or email spiva@spivaarts.org for reservations. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

August 8October 10: Repurpose, Reengineer, Relocate by Angel Brame at Spiva Center for the Arts, Main Gallery (222 W 3rd St). In her unique exhibit, artist Angel Brame strives to transform everyday vintage items so that they “[escape] their current habitats.” Brame’s efforts culminate in a distinctively quirky series of sculptures inspired by teapots with wheels and oil cans with tentacles. Reservations required; call 417.623.0183 or email spiva@spivaarts.org for reservations. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

August 8–October 10: Family Secrets: The Storytelling Art of Steve Head by Steve Head at Spiva Center for the Arts, Regional Gallery (222 W 3rd St). In this powerful exhibit, artist Steve Head shares untold stories through mixed media and digital collage pieces, which contain photos of past people and situations. Each carefully crafted piece is intended to reveal the raw struggles behind painful experiences, like Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, substance abuse, poverty, and emotional anguish. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

August 3–September 30: The Game in Three Parts: Human Trafficking in America by Sarah Serio, online. In her latest exhibition, The Game In Three Parts: Human Trafficking in America, award-winning artist Sarah Serio explores the chilling stories of men, women, and children sold into human trafficking. The works, which are produced through the reduction method of printmaking, highlight the suffering of victims trapped in a violent, demeaning world of exploitation. This powerful exhibit is available to view online at https://bit.ly/2QoxfOl. Free and open to the public. More information: Sarah Serio, sarah.serio@live.com, 417.592.1673.

August 1–September 30: Joplin Skyline on Metal by Jake Deer at Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (320 E 4th 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.    


CLASSES:

September 3: Virtual Create N Sip: Sunset Dandelions, 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: $10–$29. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

September 4: DIY Wood Sign 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.

September 5: Date Night Diptych: On the Horizon, 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 stunning sunset! Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $40–$80. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatnsip.com, 417.680.5434.

September 9: Habitats: A Look at the Prairie Frontier, 2:00–3:00pm online. What would the tallgrass prairies of the frontier have looked like when George Washington Carver was growing up? Learn about the plants and animals that make up the native grasslands of the Missouri frontier and discover the locations of existing prairies managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Registration required. Register at mdc.mo.gov/events-s3. A valid email is required to receive a link to join the program. Free and open to the public. More information: Kim Banner, Kimberly.Banner@mdc.mo.gov, 417.629.3434.

September 10: Virtual Create N Sip: Reflections of Glory, 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: $10–$29. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

September 12: Adult Yoga in Nature, 8:30–9:30am at Wildcat Glades (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, email them at lauren@wildcatglades.org, or sign up at https://bit.ly/2QaO6Uv. Free and open to the public. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

September 12: Yoga in Nature for Kids (Ages 2+), 11:15–11:45am at Wildcat Glades (201 Riviera Dr). Led by Amanda, 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. 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.

September 12: Family Fun Painting Class (Ages 8+), Noon–2:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery On Route 66 (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 Matisse’s Purple Cyclamens or Monet’s Waterlilies! You can also bring your own reference photo to paint, if you prefer. All materials are provided and ages 8+ are welcome! Reservations required. Please note: due to COVID-19, the class capacity will be limited, social distancing practices will be used, and masks are required. Cost is $30. More information and reservation: Margie Moss, margiemonet@gmail.com, 417.553.0835.

September 12: Campfire Cooking, 6:00–7:00pm at Wildcat Glades Pavilion (201 Riviera Dr). Gather around the campfire and learn the basics of campfire safety and cooking over an open flame, in a Dutch oven, or on a stick! Please bring bug spray and wear closed toe shoes. All ages welcome! Registration required. To register visit their Facebook page, email them at lauren@wildcatglades.org, or sign up a https://bit.ly/3255KP6. Free and open to the public. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

September 12: DIY Wood Sign 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.

September 15: Nature Explorers: Camping Basics (Ages 7+), 6:00–7:00pm at Wildcat Glades (201 Riviera Dr). When you camp, where should you pitch your tent? What should you do to keep your belongings safe? Learn the basics of camping with Wildcat Glades Friends Group, including how to select a good campsite, what to do when camping in bear country, and how to make the most of your camping adventure! Registration required. To register visit their Facebook page, email them at lauren@wildcatglades.org, or sign up at https://bit.ly/2Yn8ypQ. Free and open to the public. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

September 15: Songwriting: From Thought to Song with Violet Vonder Haar, 7:00–8:00pm via Zoom. Be a part of the songwriting process and learn how fun, rewarding, and healing it can be! In this three-part workshop, Violet Vonder Haar focuses on the basics of songwriting, including basic chord and melody structure, song form, and lyric writing. No musical experience required, however access to a piano or keyboard will be helpful. Participants will meet virtually on September 15, 22, and 29. All ages are welcome to attend but this workshop is geared towards adults. Sign up now at neoshoarts.netThis workshop is a part of the Neosho Arts Council’s Fall Workshop Series. Cost: $30 for all three sessions. More information: Sarah Serio, neoshoartscouncil@gmail.com, 417.592.1673.

September 17: Vino & Van Gogh, 6:00–8:30pm at Local Color Art Gallery On Route 66 (1027 S Main St). Vino & Van Gogh is a monthly painting event where the artists of Local Color Art Gallery On Route 66 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: Van Gogh’s Poppies and Butterflies or Van Gogh’s Garden Behind a House! You can also bring your own reference photo to paint, if you prefer. All materials are furnished, plus good drinks and old/new friends! Reservations required. Cost is $35 ($30 if you do not drink wine). Please note: due to COVID-19, the class will be limited to eight participants, 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.

September 17: Virtual Create N Sip: Autumn Birds, 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: $10–$29. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

September 18: Instructed Canvas: A Perfect Day, 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 adorable and comforting scene. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $39. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

September 22: Songwriting: From Thought to Song with Violet Vonder Haar, 7:00–8:00pm via Zoom. Be a part of the songwriting process and learn how fun, rewarding, and healing it can be! In this three-part workshop, Violet Vonder Haar focuses on the basics of songwriting, including basic chord and melody structure, song form, and lyric writing. No musical experience required, however access to a piano or keyboard will be helpful. Participants will meet virtually on September 15, 22, and 29. All ages are welcome to attend but this workshop is geared towards adults. Sign up now at neoshoarts.netThis workshop is a part of the Neosho Arts Council’s Fall Workshop Series. Cost: $30 for all three sessions. More information: Sarah Serio, neoshoartscouncil@gmail.com, 417.592.1673.

September 24: Virtual Create N Sip: Black Cat & Bottle, 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: $10–$29. More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.

September 25: DIY Wood Sign 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.

September 26: Preschool Nature Connections: Under the Log (Ages 3-6), 1:00pm at Wildcat Glades (201 Riviera Dr). A fallen log in the woods is home to all kinds of creatures! What can you find in one? Maybe a mammal avoiding rain with her babies or an insect with many legs. A story, craft, and walk on the trail are included in this class. Registration required. To register visit their Facebook page, email them at lauren@wildcatglades.org, or sign up at https://bit.ly/3hhpYeK. Free and open to the public. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

September 26: Family Zentangle with Teri Diggs, 1:00–2:00pm via Zoom. Join Teri Diggs for an afternoon filled with oodles of doodles and a jangle of tangles as she teaches the whole family the fine art of Zentangle! You will need a fine point pen (like an ultra-fine sharpie or sharpie pen), pencil, and paper (drawing paper is best but not required). All ages are welcome! Registration required; sign up at neoshoarts.net. This workshop is a part of the Neosho Arts Council’s Fall Workshop Series. Cost: $10 for all three sessions. More information: Sarah Serio, neoshoartscouncil@gmail.com, 417.592.1673.

September 29: Paint Your Pet, 6:00–9:30pm 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.

September 29: Songwriting: From Thought to Song with Violet Vonder Haar, 7:00–8:00pm via Zoom. Be a part of the songwriting process and learn how fun, rewarding, and healing it can be! In this three-part workshop, Violet Vonder Haar focuses on the basics of songwriting, including basic chord and melody structure, song form, and lyric writing. No musical experience required, however access to a piano or keyboard will be helpful. Participants will meet virtually on September 15, 22, and 29. All ages are welcome to attend but this workshop is geared towards adults. Sign up now at neoshoarts.netThis workshop is a part of the Neosho Arts Council’s Fall Workshop Series. Cost: $30 for all three sessions. More information: Sarah Serio, neoshoartscouncil@gmail.com, 417.592.1673.

September 29: Fall Painting Series with Sandra Conrad (Ages 16+), 7:30–9:00pm via Zoom. Accomplished, local artist Sandra Conrad leads three interactive, online painting sessions in which participants work together to create a fall-themed acrylic painting! How does it work? Participants will pick up an art box containing all supplies needed at Spiva on Saturday, September 26th, and will attend classes via a private Zoom link. Students will also have access to the recorded lessons to refer back to at any time. After registering, keep an eye on your email for the Zoom links and supply pick-up dates and times. Registration required; register at spivaarts.org/classes/. Cost: $50. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

September 30: Preschool Nature Connections: Under the Log (Ages 3-6), 10:00am at Wildcat Glades (201 Riviera Dr). A fallen log in the woods is home to all kinds of creatures! What can you find in one? Maybe a mammal avoiding rain with her babies or an insect with many legs. A story, craft, and walk on the trail are included in this class. Registration required. To register visit their Facebook page, email them at lauren@wildcatglades.org, or sign up at https://bit.ly/3hhpYeK. Free and open to the public. More information: Robin Standridge, robin@wildcatglades.org, 417.708.7713.

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: Create N Sip To-Go Kits at Create N Sip Studios (223 W 3rd St). Get creative while maintaining social distancing with one of Create N Sip’s To-Go Kits! More information: John Coleman, coleman@creatensip.com, 417.680.5434.


RECURRING CLASSES:

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

Tuesdays: Creation Station – Online! (Ages 6-11), 4:00pm via Zoom. Everyone’s favorite afternoon class is back! Register your child today and receive a Zoom link to join the fun. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited in this popular class. Register by emailing sclements@spivaarts.org. Sponsored by Dr. John and Joy Cragin. Free and open to the public. More information: Jade Henning, jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

Local Color Art Gallery On Route 66 (1027 S Main St): 

Tuesdays: Tuesday Oil, Acrylic, & Watercolor Come & Go, 2:00–5:00pm at Local Color Art Gallery On Route 66. 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 On Route 66 (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 On Route 66 (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 On Route 66 (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.

Crackpot Pottery & Art Studio (3820 E 20th St):

Saturdays: Drop-In Class (Ages 12+), 10:00am–Noon at Crackpot Pottery & Art Studio (3820 E 20th St). Get behind the potter’s wheel and practice throwing clay or learn a new skill in this drop-in class! Approximate turnaround time for finished work is 3-4 weeks. Calling in advance is recommended to ensure there is space available. Drop-in classes can also be accommodated throughout the week with an appointment. Instruction, glazing and firing included. Cost: $30 per person, plus clay fee. More information: Suzi Huntington, joplincrackpotpottery@gmail.com, 417.623.1455.

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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