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Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO


August 19 – October 14, 2023

Best of Missouri Hands: On the Road

Presented by Limelight Marketing

Reception: August 18, 5:30-7:30pm

The Best of Missouri Hands is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and recognition of Missouri’s artists and artisans. This organization currently has approximately 400 members representing artists, arts educators, the general public, businesses and organizations.

“On the Road” is a curated show of the highest level of quality and craftsmanship that Missouri artists have to offer. This exhibit showcases the vast amount of art in everything from architecture and design to color theory and arrangement spotlighting the world around us and creative processes.

This exhibit features over 40 artists from Joplin to Kansas City to St. Louis and is an exciting gathering of over 100 works ranging from metal to ceramic to paint. It is a wonderful opportunity to see a vast display of skill and talent Missouri has to offer under one roof.

Exhibit Winners:

First Place: Randy Wright “Big Spring”

Second Place: Larry Page “Mixed Media Vessel 2”

Third Place: Alicia Farris “On a Sunny Afternoon”

Honorable Mention: Deby Gilley “We Don’t See Things Clearly”

Honorable Mention: Amy Jamison “New Beginnings”

Honorable Mention: Lisa Hilton “Together But Alone”

Winners for this exhibit were juried by James Oliver, Art Department Chair at Pittsburg State University, and Brenda Sageng, Adjunct Professor of Art at Missouri Southern State University.



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