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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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Best Art Classes in Joplin, MO

There has been a trend in recent years to make art class fun again. Many art galleries have opened their studio doors to art students of all ages: from pre-school painting to Paint and Sip parties, there is an art class for all ages, interests, and skill levels. At...

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What is Spiva’s Small Works Auction?

We’re glad you asked. Our annual Small Works auctions, previously known as the 12x12 Auction, features dozens of pieces of original works of art, that, you guessed it, are small. This year’s Small Works Auction will run from March 16 through May 12, 2018. During this...

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