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  1. 2014 Small Works Auction

    September 5 - October 24 @ Spiva Center for the Arts, Regional Gallery

    Spiva artists contribute 6” x 6”, 9” x 12”, and 12” x 12” original works for this exciting annual auction. All proceeds benefit Spiva Center for the Arts! Sponsored by Cynthia H. Schwab & the Curchin/Secker Family

  2. Norman Rockwell: 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers

    September 20 - November 8 @ Spiva Center for the Arts, Main Gallery

    This popular touring exhibit includes original tear sheets of covers Rockwell created for the Post between 1916 and 1963. Instantly recognizable, they have become icons of 20th century life in America. Exhibition organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Mass. Sponsored by Sharon & Lance Beshore and Family General admission: $5, Members, seniors & students: $3, Children under 12: FREE

  3. Memories in the Making™

    October 3 - October 30 @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    How could you express yourself if you had no access to language or ways to organize your thoughts? Could you express your memories another way? In October, the Upstairs Gallery will host Memories in the Making™, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Missouri Chapter. The exhibition is named after the highly successful painting program designed for people with memory loss from Alzheimer's disease, other types of dementia or injury. Memories in the Making (MIM) provides participants with a form of expression when words have failed them. The local program, now in its fifth year in Joplin, is a collaborative effort between the association's Missouri chapter and Spiva, and is made possible by financial support from the Jerry L. Berkstresser Memorial. The free program meets at Spiva on Thursday mornings, March – November, and is taught by artist Jesse McCormick. For information or to register, call Marci at 800-272-3900. McCormick's students as well as MIM participants

  4. Norman Rockwell: 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers -- Main Gallery

    October 21, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    In the minds of most, Rockwell and The Saturday Evening Post are synonymous. For people living through the growth and change of the 20th century, these original tear sheets of Post covers are relatable images of life when America was at its greatest.

  5. Creation Station

    October 21, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    Ages 6-can drop in Tuesday afternoons and experiment with a variety of media: painting, drawing, clay, watercolor, acrylic, sculpture, collage, photography, and printmaking. Explore the galleries with scavenger hunts and other activities! Please pre-register. Space is limited for this popular class.

  6. Dog Day Afternoon

    October 21, 4:00 PM @ Joplin Public Library

    Allows independent readers in K-5th grade to practice their reading skills by reading to certified Therapy Dogs. The Library supplies the books and the dogs, and the children share the stories. Registration takes place at the Children's Desk on the day of the event. For independent readers, grades K-5th.

  7. Escher String Quartet

    October 21, 7:00 PM @ First Presbyterian Church

    This Quartet has received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. The Quartet serves as Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Shortly after its inception in 2005, the Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet in residence at each artist’s summer festival. Sponsored, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts

  8. Norman Rockwell: 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers -- Main Gallery

    October 22, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    In the minds of most, Rockwell and The Saturday Evening Post are synonymous. For people living through the growth and change of the 20th century, these original tear sheets of Post covers are relatable images of life when America was at its greatest.

  9. Preschooler and Pal Art Class

    October 22, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    Share art with your very young artist (ages 3-5) as we explore painting, drawing, water resist, and sculpture. Build their creativity through reading and art. Adult must stay with student. Space is limited, so register early.

  10. Memories in the Making™

    October 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    An art experience centered on expression through painting for those dealing with memory loss. There is no charge for the class, and no prior art experience is necessary. Memories in the Making™ is hosted by the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Missouri Chapter, in conjunction with George A. Spiva Center for the Arts. This series is supported in part by a grant from the Jerry L. Berkstresser Memorial Fund.

  11. Norman Rockwell: 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers -- Main Gallery

    October 23, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    In the minds of most, Rockwell and The Saturday Evening Post are synonymous. For people living through the growth and change of the 20th century, these original tear sheets of Post covers are relatable images of life when America was at its greatest.

  12. Young Painter with Jordan Murdock

    October 23, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    Does your child want to learn to paint? If so, they will love this painting class. Artist and teacher Jordan Murdock teaches drawing, color mixing, brush control, broad wash, and detailing in this fun introductory painting class. Ages:6-12

  13. Norman Rockwell: 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers -- Main Gallery

    October 24, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    In the minds of most, Rockwell and The Saturday Evening Post are synonymous. For people living through the growth and change of the 20th century, these original tear sheets of Post covers are relatable images of life when America was at its greatest.

  14. Norman Rockwell: 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers -- Main Gallery

    October 25, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    In the minds of most, Rockwell and The Saturday Evening Post are synonymous. For people living through the growth and change of the 20th century, these original tear sheets of Post covers are relatable images of life when America was at its greatest.

  15. Altered Tile Pendant with Kristin Girard

    October 25, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    Love those cute and funky altered pendants? Kristin Girard will show you the tips and tricks to make a fabulous piece of jewelry uniquely your own. All supplies are provided. Age: adult.

  16. Norman Rockwell: 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers -- Main Gallery

    October 26, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    In the minds of most, Rockwell and The Saturday Evening Post are synonymous. For people living through the growth and change of the 20th century, these original tear sheets of Post covers are relatable images of life when America was at its greatest.

  17. Norman Rockwell: 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers -- Main Gallery

    October 28, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    In the minds of most, Rockwell and The Saturday Evening Post are synonymous. For people living through the growth and change of the 20th century, these original tear sheets of Post covers are relatable images of life when America was at its greatest.

  18. Creation Station

    October 28, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    Ages 6-can drop in Tuesday afternoons and experiment with a variety of media: painting, drawing, clay, watercolor, acrylic, sculpture, collage, photography, and printmaking. Explore the galleries with scavenger hunts and other activities! Please pre-register. Space is limited for this popular class.

  19. Norman Rockwell: 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers -- Main Gallery

    October 29, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    In the minds of most, Rockwell and The Saturday Evening Post are synonymous. For people living through the growth and change of the 20th century, these original tear sheets of Post covers are relatable images of life when America was at its greatest.

  20. Preschooler and Pal Art Class

    October 29, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    Share art with your very young artist (ages 3-5) as we explore painting, drawing, water resist, and sculpture. Build their creativity through reading and art. Adult must stay with student. Space is limited, so register early.

  21. Memories in the Making™

    October 30, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    An art experience centered on expression through painting for those dealing with memory loss. There is no charge for the class, and no prior art experience is necessary. Memories in the Making™ is hosted by the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Missouri Chapter, in conjunction with George A. Spiva Center for the Arts. This series is supported in part by a grant from the Jerry L. Berkstresser Memorial Fund.

  22. Norman Rockwell: 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers -- Main Gallery

    October 30, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    In the minds of most, Rockwell and The Saturday Evening Post are synonymous. For people living through the growth and change of the 20th century, these original tear sheets of Post covers are relatable images of life when America was at its greatest.

  23. Young Painter with Jordan Murdock

    October 30, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    Does your child want to learn to paint? If so, they will love this painting class. Artist and teacher Jordan Murdock teaches drawing, color mixing, brush control, broad wash, and detailing in this fun introductory painting class. Ages:6-12

  24. Children’s Halloween Party

    October 31, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Joplin Public Library Large Meeting Room

    Children and their parents/caregivers are invited to wear their costumes and come to the Library for a party! We will have games, crafts, a Halloween-themed reading nook and more. Plus, take a trick-or-treat parade throughout the building to collect more treats! Age: Infants, toddlers and preschoolers are all welcome!

  25. Norman Rockwell: 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers -- Main Gallery

    October 31, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Spiva Center for the Arts

    In the minds of most, Rockwell and The Saturday Evening Post are synonymous. For people living through the growth and change of the 20th century, these original tear sheets of Post covers are relatable images of life when America was at its greatest.