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Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity

Main Gallery

January 11  – March 7, 2020

Hosts: Macadoodles Fine Wines, and The Wild Flower


Friday, January 10, 5:30-7:30pm

Suggested Contribution for Non-Member Guests: $5


The Main Gallery will present the work of Kansas City/Chicago based artist Patty Carrol, 2019 PhotoSpiva juror.  Her photographic depictions of disguised female models and mannequins will stretch your imagination and may change the way you see the world around you.  Carroll will also create a one-of-a-kind 3-D installation in the gallery.  The installation will offer an unusual opportunity to see the way this artist constructs her memorable photographs.





Flexible Itineraries: Far From the Madding Tour Bus

Regional Gallery

January 11 – March 14, 2020


Friday, January 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Suggested Contribution for Non-Member Guests: $5


Spiva’s Regional Gallery will feature the beautiful and colorful travel photography of husband and wife, Ron Erwin and Thao Nguyen. Although they travel together, both photographers have unique and individual ways of interpreting the world around them.  Past PhotoSpiva winners, Irwin and Nguyen both excel in creating haunting depictions of far away lands.



JRAC: ARTerior MOtives

Upstairs Gallery

November 1 – December 21, 2019

Opening reception: Thursday November 7, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm 

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition (JRAC) once again takes over the Upstairs Gallery with a beautiful collection of art representing a multitude of mediums and talent. For the last few years, audiences have been doubly impressed with area artists, between the Membership Show in the Main Gallery and the JRAC show upstairs.






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