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Programs Calendar

PhotoSpiva Portfolio Reviews & Juror’s Lecture


Saturday, March 4th

Portfolio Reviews: 10-3:30, Juror’s Lecture: 7pm

Area photographers will have the opportunity for critiques of their work by the PhotoSpiva 2017 juror, Orjan Henrikkson. Portfolio reviews will provide student, amateur and professional photographers with 15-minute, one-on-one reviews. Costs for the session is $15 for students and Spiva members, and $25 for the general public.

Join us at Spiva Saturday evening for a juror’s lecture & awards ceremony at 7pm.

Book Club: Mood Indigo


Tuesday, March 14 & March 28, 6:30pm

In partnership with MSSU and the Joplin Public Library, Spiva is hosting a 2-session English-language book club for “Mood Indigo” , Boris Vian’s 1947 novel from which the 2014 film is adapted. Both sessions will be held in the Rachel Salzer Library at Spiva, and will be led by faculty in the MSSU Department of English and Philosophy.


Film Spiva 48 Hour Film Festival

Thursday, March 30, 6:00pm

Filmmakers, get your teams together and prepare for a whirlwind of creativity. Spiva Center for the Arts is hosting the Eighth Annual FilmSpiva 48-hour Film Competition. Contestants will meet in the Main Gallery at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 30, to receive this year’s criteria. They then have 48 hours to complete a 3-minute short film. Deadline to submit entries is 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1. The cost is $10 per team.
For additional details, contact Shaun Conroy at sconroy@spivaarts.org or 417.623.0183.



Movie Night: Mood Indigo

Tuesday, April 4, 6:30pm

Spiva is hosting one of the films from MSSU’s French Film Festival. The film, “Mood Indigo” is directed by Michel Gondry. Gondry is best known for his 2003 film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. Join us in the Main Gallery for an evening of cinematic fun!


Art Night Out

Saturday, April 8, 7-9pm

Join us  for Art Night Out. Join us at Spiva for a night of fun making a seasonal art project while you enjoy wine and dessert in the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of the Main Gallery. It’s a great way to catch up with friends, enjoy a date night, or meet new creative folks. Cost is $25 per participant, and must be 21 or older.

1000 Words

Tuesday, April 18, 6:30pm

Now in its ninth year, 1000 Words challenges writers to select a photograph from PhotoSpiva as inspiration for a piece of writing.  The writings may be of any type – whether poetry, prose or short story, and they may be of any length; 1000 words is not a requirement. Authors will read their works at 6:30 pm in the Main Gallery. Readings will be recorded and linked to their exhibition photo via QR codes. The deadline to select a photo and sign up is Saturday, April 15.




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