Annual K-12 Art Show at the MSSU Spiva Art Gallery

K-12 Art ShowThe Annual K-12 Art Show will return to the MSSU Spiva Art Gallery January 11. The exhibit will run through January 27. A reception will be held Saturday, January 16, 2–4pm. This is one of our favorites each year!

This non-competitive exhibit is arranged by grade level in order to show creative development by grade. It includes a variety of 2D and 3D works including paintings, clay sculptures, cardboard constructions, as well as works made from found objects. Sponsored by District 9 of the Missouri Art Education Association, the 4th Annual K-12 Art Show features artwork created by students from throughout Southwest Missouri. [spacer height=”0px”]

Mercy Seeks Artist for Larger than Life Butterfly Project

554726_375067669182432_1467912009_nAs many of you know, the 5@16 Fifth Anniversary Planning Committee is offering residents and business owners a way to beautify Joplin in honor of the upcoming fifth anniversary of the Joplin tornado. Larger-than-life metal butterfly sculptures produced by Forged Waterjet can be exhibited at your business, home or other location in the Joplin area. Proceeds will help support a disaster conference in May 2016. “Spread Our Wings – Fly High and Proud” is a project of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Those that purchase butterflies are responsible for commissioning an artist to decorate their butterfly.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Mercy Hospital Joplin is seeking an artist(s) to paint/decorate their “larger-than life” butterfly that will be displayed on the Mercy Hospital Joplin campus. The application deadline is February 5th, 2016.

Click to view/download Mercy’s “Request for Proposals.”

Martha Getz designing the Joplin Chamber's Butterfly

Martha Getz designing the Joplin Chamber of Commerce’s Butterfly

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C2C Arts Roundtable Schedule Changes

We’ve had a couple of changes to our Arts Roundtables for 2016! One has moved to a later date, while the latter has been expanded into a two-day workshop! Save these dates below and be on the lookout for more information soon. We will be making Facebook event pages, as well as resource pages within our website, very soon. Please RSVP as soon as possible – seating is limited.

  • Two-Day Facebook Workshop for Arts Organizations
    With Shawn Wininger, Director of Digital at Storm Stanley Studios
    March 7, 2016 | 11:30am–1pm AND
    March 8, 2016 | 6–7:30pm

    At Spiva Center for the Arts
  • Capacity Building & the Lifecycle of Non-for-Profits
    With Leah Hamilton, Director of Arts Administration at Drury University
    February 1, 2016 | 11:30am–1pm  RESCHEDULED for April 4, 2016 | 11:30am–1pm
    At Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce

For a complete listing of 2016’s C2C Arts Roundtables, click here.
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“Art On Tap” Returns To Spiva Center for the Arts February 2016
Art On Tap“Art On Tap” returns Thursday, February 18, 6–9pm at Spiva Center for the Arts! We cannot wait.

This 21-and-over event for Spiva members is an evening of art, live music, delicious eats, and plenty of beer. A live band will perform in the Main Gallery and Granny Shaffer’s will provide a tasty sampling of appetizers…plenty of various craft beers will also be on tap. Some beer memorabilia will be auctioned to benefit the Center.

Please reserve your tickets by February 11. Advanced registration is recommended. This event is open to Spiva members only. Not a member? Don’t worry! Become one today by calling 417-623-0183 or register at the door. One-year individual memberships are $40; family/dual memberships are $55. Students with proper ID are $25.

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