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Photographers gear up for 42nd PhotoSpiva competition

It’s the time of year when photographers from across the nation are poring through their photographs and second-guessing which ones to enter in the 42nd PhotoSpiva competitive and exhibit of Spiva Center for the Arts. The ante is high, considering that they’ll be...

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Josie Mai: The Cornell Complex: A HeART for the arts

Much of my career has revolved around art appreciation, educating local folks to the joy of the arts and potential transformation through the arts. As I’ve worked hard to run Spiva’s daily operations and fundraise for The Cornell Complex, I’ve noticed some confusing...

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Arts center pledges climb

Arts center pledges climb Council told commitments exceed $11 million By DEBBY WOODIN dwoodin@joplinglobe.com Oct 2, 2018 A community arts organization conducting a capital campaign to build a downtown arts and entertainment complex raised $2.3 million more toward its...

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Arts center receives $9.1 million in donation pledges

A committee raising money to build the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex in downtown Joplin has obtained $9.1 million in donation commitments toward a goal of $14 million to $16 million. Clifford Wert, president of the Connect2Culture arts organization...

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Cornell Complex could ‘enrich the heart’ of Joplin

A new arts and entertainment center to be built on the parking lot of Joplin's Memorial Hall is being billed as a way to breathe life into the downtown area and bring additional people and activities to the city. Officials with Connect2Culture and Spiva Center for the...

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Visit Spiva Art Gallery– The Best Art Gallery Near You!

Spiva Art Gallery has a reputation for some of the best art nights out in Joplin, MO. While we cater to families and children of all ages, we also offer a romantic setting for many couples. Are you looking for something to do with your significant other besides going...

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