Last Tuesday, C2C hosted its first Arts Roundtable of fiscal year 2014–2015, a Media Panel for Arts Organizations & Artists. This Roundtable assembled a Media Panel filled with local media representatives prepared to answer the most pressing questions of Arts Organizations, Arts Businesses, and Artists. Those in attendance learned how to communicate their story more effectively to secure media attention. A humongous THANK YOU to all our Panelists – Philip Mitchell (KSN-TV), Joe Hadsall (The Joplin Globe), Lee Radcliff & Sue Dillmon (Show Me The Ozarks Magazine), Alex Scimeca (101.7 FM & 103.5 FM), Emily Frankoski (Connect2Culture) – for donating their time and talents to the Joplin Arts! Another big thanks to our Moderator, Gary Stubblefield (Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce, Spiva Board of Directors). Spiva Center for the Arts served as the perfect venue!
The next C2C Arts Roundtable – What Everyone Should Know About Copyrights – is set for March 4, 2015, 5–7pm at the Post Memorial Art Reference Library. Learn the basics of copyright law: who owns what, how much you can use of someone else’s work, what’s really “fair” about “fair use,” what happens when you sell a piece, and how to avoid disputes! Myths will be debunked and famous artists’ infringements analyzed. Seaker: Donald R. Simon, J.D./LL.M, president of Simon Business Consulting, Inc. and member of Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts (KCVLAA).
All leaders, supporters, and advocates of the Joplin Arts are welcome to attend these roundtables. [spacer height=”0px”]
This coming Thursday, December 18 from 5pm–8:30pm, Phoenix Fired Art is hosting their Holiday Open House! Join them for refreshments, holiday music and shopping! They have a wonderful selection of local artwork – from glass, to jewelry, to fiber arts, to pottery – there is something for everyone in the family! Select items will be discounted. All who purchase a class registration for Session One 2015 during this time will also receive a free membership. [spacer height=”0px”]
JOPLIN LITTLE THEATRE DELIGHTS AUDIENCE WITH CHRISTMAS CLASSIC
A cast of 30+ (the majority under 14 years old) graced the stage of Joplin Little Theatre this past weekend. Hope you did not miss this Christmas classic! The large cast enthusiastically told the Christmas story and how we all need to work together despite our differences. Are there or were there any Herdman children in your life? Christmas songs soloed by young cast members between set changes were charming. The audience left with smiles on their faces! Photos courtesy Lisa Wood. [spacer height=”0px”]
FESTIVE CLASSES FOR ALL AGES THIS WEEK…
Graham Cracker “Gingerbread” Houses (Ages 6+)
Saturday, Dec. 20 | 1–3pm at Spiva Center for the Arts
Students build and decorate a one-of-a-kind “gingerbread” house. Graham crackers, frosting, chocolate, and candies will make this a house good enough to display – or eat! Call (417) 623-0183 to register! Cost: $15 [spacer height=”0px”]
RSVPaint Class: Holiday Ornament Painting
Sunday, Dec. 21 | 1–3pm at RSVPaint (420 S. Main)
Discover your inner-artist! No experience required. Come Relax, Sip, Visit, and Paint! Each class will paint a different piece of artwork. Click here to see their calendar and to register. Ages 13 and up are welcome to attend, but you must be 21 to drink alcohol. Feel free to arrive 15 minutes early to get settled in. $35 in advance, $40 at door. [spacer height=”0px”]