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Programs Calendar

Vet Art: Raku Pottery

Saturday, Oct 14 5.00-8pm

Experience the process of raku pottery firing with our friends from HippyClay Pottery. Raku is a low-fire kiln process that involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. The materials ignite, reacting with the pottery and glazes to create stunning effects. Participants will learn the raku process by glazing their own pottery, firing their piece, and leave with a finished piece in-hand. Limit 10 participants.



Vet Art: Glass Fusion

Saturday, Nov 4 1-4pm

Create your own fused glass artwork with Dianne Miller of Walnut Springs Art Barn. Decorative glass fusing is the technique used to join glass pieces together by melting the glass at high temperature in a kiln. Participants will have the opportunity to make multiple pieces of glasswork. This is the perfect workshop to take care of holiday gift giving. Give the gift of glass! Limit 12 participants.



Vet Art: Operational Art; Mural Painting

Friday, Dec 1 & Saturday, Dec 2, 2017

This two-day workshop will cover the basics of large-scale artwork and mural making. Learn to design, scale, transfer, and paint murals for a client. Limit 15 participants.



Main Gallery Dinner

Monday, November 6 7-9pm

Come enjoy a four-course dinner by Chef Damien of Crabby’s with beautiful tablescapes by Justin from the Wild Flower. Dine among friends and art in Spiva’s Main Gallery. Seating is limited. Ages 21 and up.




Artist Talk 101 with Josie Mai

Saturday, November 11, 11am

Come hear how to give a short, effective, verbal presentation about a work or body of art. Designed for artists and art appreciators who want tips on how to intelligently and passionately discuss visual art without rambling. Includes a handout and a chance to workshop ideas in small groups. Facilitated by Executive Director, Josie Mae. All ages/Free



Spiva Homecoming

Saturday, November 25, 5-8pm

Honoring 70 years of history and tradition! Spiva exists through members, artists, and the community. Join us in celebration of the people & events that created Spiva Center for the Arts. We have so many memories to share with you & your family!
If you have a memory or story to share, we’d love to hear! Contact Eden Elliott at eelliott@spivaarts.org or by phone at 417.623.0183



Spiva Christmas Party

Tuesday, Dec 19 5-8pm

It’s time to eat, drink and be merry! Join us for a traditional Christmas gathering as we trim the tree, enjoy live music, and celebrate the holiday season. Sure to be fun for the entire family!




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