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Art Trip

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts - Spiva Center for the Arts

Friday, November 4, 2016 - Saturday, November 5, 2016
Spiva Center for the Arts 222 W 3rd St JoplinMO  64801
Friday, November 4, 2016 - Saturday, November 5, 2016
Spiva Center for the Arts 222 W 3rd St JoplinMO  64801

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What's Included

Join us for a members only trip to the arts of Kansas City! We will leave the Spiva parking lot at 5pm on Friday, November 4th and drive directly to the Crossroads Arts District. We will attend Director Josie Mai’s solo exhibition at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center http://www.leedy-voulkos.com/upcomin-back-gallery and Weinberger Fine Art’s exclusive member night http://www.weinbergerfineart.com/. You can find dinner at a food truck or other eating establishment as you wander First Friday. The bus will then take you to the Hampton Inn on the Plaza. 11am Saturday we will eat on the Plaza in a private room where we will dine with special guests Courtney Wasson (Weinberger Fine Art) and Rosie Riordan (Head of Schools and Programs at the Nelson-Atkins). From there, we will head to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for a private tour of the highlights of their permanent collection. You’ll have an hour or so to tour the Nelson on your own, then we will head out to be back to Joplin by 6pm. Cost of $165/person includes bus, hotel, and donation to Spiva. Dinner Friday night and lunch Saturday morning are not included. Register by midnight on October 14. Hurry! Limit 30!

About This Organizer

Spiva Center for the Arts is an independent community art center that traces its roots to 1948 when a group of artists formed the Ozark Artists Guild. Their vision was embraced by local businessman and philanthropist George A. Spiva, who helped fund a location in one of Joplin's historic homes. The Center is now located in the historic Cosgrove Building in the downtown district. The building is home to three galleries, two classrooms, a gift shop, and an art library/public meeting room. Its Main Gallery hosts exhibits by nationally and internationally known artists, as well as traveling exhibitions, and its Regional Focus Gallery presents exhibits by artists within a 150-mile radius of Joplin. A third gallery is available for artist rental. Spiva's signature exhibition is PhotoSpiva, a national photography competitive that just celebrated its 39th year, attracting more than 800 entries from 30 states. Spiva's education programming includes classes in a range of mediums for all ages and skill levels; an after school program; children's summer camps; a summer tour and art activity with youngsters from the Joplin Family Y; and an annual third grade field trip program that brings in more than 1,400 youngsters from four school districts, as well as private and parochial schools for gallery exploration and hands-on activities. Spiva also partners with the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Missouri, for a painting program for adults with memory loss. The Center's scholarship program ensures that young and old alike are not turned away from programming because of an inability to pay. As the lone community art center in Southwest Missouri, Spiva serves an area encompassing southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. More than 12,000 people visit Spiva each year, exploring exhibits or taking part in programming and events.

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  • George A. Spiva Center for the Arts

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Spiva Center for the Arts 222 W 3rd St JoplinMO  64801
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