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UPSTAIRS GALLERY ARTIST STATEMENT

Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO

UPSTAIRS GALLERY | July 30 – October 29, 2022

Local Color: Reflections of Joplin, Student Work

Student artists participated in classes held at Local Color Art Gallery in preparation for this exhibition. They were taught by the gallery’s member artists who dedicate their time and talents to enriching the modern day arts scene in Joplin.

These students of all ages learned much about the history of our home city, while also taking the opportunity to share their personal connections with the subjects of their work. Many of these artists portrayed people or architecture that tie to their own familial history. Some had fond memories of landmarks that had a place in their heart.

This work, built on learning, is a mark of the importance of Joplin’s past that encourages an appreciation of where we have been, and the wonderful places we are sure to go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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