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Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO

Programs Calendar

Spiva Afternoon Tea

Friday, September 22 3pm

Please join us for a fresh take on a traditional afternoon tea! Come    enjoy a variety of teas, petite sandwiches and other light fare in the Main Gallery. $15/person.



Artist Talk – Linda Ganstrom 

Sunday, September 24 11am

Join artist Linda Ganstrom as she talks about her artistic process in the gallery amidst her incredible figurative sculptures.

$5 suggested donation.



Vet Art: Abstract Painting

Saturday, Sept 30 5.30-8pm

Learn the process of “letting-go”, painting without the visual representation of objects. Abstract painting does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead uses shape, color, form, and gestural marks to achieve its effect. This painting workshop will allow participants to paint freely and expressively. Attendees will take home at least one painting. Limit 15 participants.



Art Night Out


Saturday, October 14 7-8.30pm

Join us on Saturday, June 10, from 7-9pm for Art Night Out. Join us and have a blast 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.



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.



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.




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