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Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO

Programs Calendar

Lunch and Learn Series

Bring a sack lunch and spend your lunch hour training your brain as well as nourishing your body! Lunch and Learn programs, with facilitator Shaun Conroy, will discuss topics in art that relate to the exhibit showing in the Main or Regional Gallery.

Friday, October 21, noon-1pm: John James Audubon – ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. In conjunction with America’s Parks in the Main Gallery.

Art Night Out

It’s a harvest moon, the air is crisp, and there’s frost on the pumpkins. Time to decorate for fall holidays! This will fill up fast!

Join us on Saturday, October 22 from 7-9pm for Art Night Out to create a one-of-a-kind fall project while you enjoy wine and dessert with other adults in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Spiva Art Night Out is a great way to catch up with friends, enjoy a date night, or meet new artistic folks.  Cost is $25 per participant, and participant age is 21 and older.

Art Trip

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 and Weinberger Fine Art’s exclusive member night. You can find dinner at a food truck or other eating establishment as you wander First Friday. Next head to the Best Western Seville Plaza Hotel. 11am Saturday is a Tuscan brunch in a private room at Brio 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 $199/person includes transportation, hotel, brunch, and guide.

Dinner Friday night and alcohol at brunch not included.

Registration is first come first served. Hurry! Limit 30!

Lunch and Learn Series

Bring a sack lunch and spend your lunch hour training your brain as well as nourishing your body! Lunch and Learn programs, with facilitator Shaun Conroy, will discuss topics in art that relate to the exhibit showing in the Main or Regional Gallery.

Friday, November 18, noon-1pm: American Western Art – highlighting the careers and work of George Catlin, Frederic Remington, and Joe Beeler. In conjunction with Cowboys – The Symbol of the West in the Regional Gallery.

Boy Scouts vs Girl Scouts Dutch Oven Cooking Challenge

Coming in November, Cowboys – The Symbols of the West: Works from the Leggett & Platt Collection will grace the Regional Gallery. We’re planning to lasso up some cowboy fun!

Saturday, November 12, 8:30am-2pm: Stop by and watch the Scouts at work! Spiva members will have the opportunity to taste the winning entries of entrée and dessert. Rain date: November 13

Cowboy Poetry

Coming in November, Cowboys – The Symbols of the West: Works from the Leggett & Platt Collection will grace the Regional Gallery. We’re planning to lasso up some cowboy fun!

Saturday: November 19, 7-9pm: Join national award-winning Geff and Dawn Dawson for an evening of cowboy poetry, story and song. In 2003, Geff began writing cowboy poetry about his true-life experiences while working on different cattle ranches in the area. Once you’ve heard him, you will know he was truly blessed with the ability to write cowboy poetry. Sure to entertain all ages!

For more information about Geff and his wife Dawn, visit http://www.ranchcowboy.com/about.htm

Events Calendar

Small Works Bidding Party

Bidding begins with a sneak peek during Third Thursday on September 15. The closing party, when bidding will get fast and furious, is set for 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, October 28. Works may be viewed, and bids placed online, at www.spivaarts.org during the exhibit.

Scary Movie Night

MAIN GALLERY

THE BABADOOK

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7:30-9:30 PM

ADMISSION BY VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION, $5 SUGGESTED

The Babadook is a 2014 Australian-Canadian psychological horror film, written and directed by Jennifer Kent as her directorial debut, in which a woman and her son are tormented by an evil entity.

The Babadook received critical acclaim, chiefly for its acting, Kent’s screenplay and direction, atmosphere, intensity, and story. It holds a “Certified Fresh” score of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 169 reviews with an average rating of 8.3 out of 10. The critical consensus states: “’The Babadook’ relies on real horror rather than cheap jump scares—and boasts a heartfelt, genuinely moving story to boot.” On Rotten Tomatoes‘ aggregation, it was ranked as the third most-praised film of the year.

William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist (1973) stated on his Twitter profile, “I’ve never seen a more terrifying film. It will scare the hell out of you as it did me.”

The film is more than just another horror film as it also has a deep, and sometimes disputed, subtext. Film critic Wael Khairy argues that what the Babadook “stands for is up for debate”, but writes:

The malevolent Babadook is basically a physicalized form of the mother’s trauma … I believe, the Babadook embodies the destructive power of grief. Throughout the film, we see the mother insist nobody bring up her husband’s name. She basically lives in denial. Amelia has repressed grief for years, refusing to surrender to it.

Khairy concluded that the film is “based on something very real” and “feels unusually beautiful and even therapeutic.”

Viewers are welcome to bring snacks and drinks with lids.

 

Show Me the Ozarks Magazine Pumpkin Carving Contest

Saturday, October 29, Spiva will be filled with pumpkins from 1-3pm, as we partner with Show Me the Ozarks Magazine for our first pumpkin carving competition.

SMTO 2012 black blue since 2001[2]Competitors may enter their carved pumpkins as a team (2 or more carvers) or as an individual. Divisions include Youth (age 12 and under) and Adult (age 13 and up.).

All competitors will have a picture of their pumpkin entry in the December issue of Show Me the Ozarks. The winners of each division will also be featured in the magazine. Prizes will be furnished by Spiva Center for the Arts and Show Me the Ozarks Magazine.

Third Grade Field Trip

Art on Tap

Film Spiva

1000 Words

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