Mr. Spiva

Title: Mr. Spiva

Artist: Mischell Riley

Location: Spiva Park (4th and Main Streets)

Date Completed: 2001

Description: This life-size bronze sculpture of Mr. George A. Spiva, a businessman, philanthropist, and lover of the arts, was commissioned by Spiva’s family members, Christy and Scott Cragin. The Cragins wanted the sculpture to reside in Spiva’s favorite park, so people could meet the man who made such a memorable and lasting impact on the arts in Joplin.