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Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO

UPSTAIRS GALLERY | January 14 – February 28, 2020

The Third Grade Collaboration

Sponsored by General Mills

During the months of January and Februrary, Spiva will be buzzing with the energy of more than 1,800 third graders from the surrounding area who come to experience the magic of art for the annual Third Grade Field Trip.

Students visit the Main Gallery and are immersed into gallery exploration, they then head up to the art studio for a hands-on art making experience. Each child creates an individual piece of art to take home and contribute to a collaborative installation in the Upstairs Gallery, better known to the third graders as the “Secret Room.”

As always, the exhibit in the Main Gallery serves as the foundation of the art projects that the students will be doing. This year’s exhibit is Patty Carroll: Anonymous Women. Carroll is a Kansas City and Chicago based photographer and 2019 PhotoSpiva juror. Her photographic depictions of disguised female models and mannequins will stretch the imagination and may change how viewers see the world around them. The students will surely be inspired by these magnificent photographs and corresponding art projects!








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