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Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO

UPSTAIRS GALLERY | January 18 – February 25, 2022

The Third Grade Collaboration

Sponsored by General Mills

We have never been so excited to have nearly 2,000 kids back in the building! No one could have imagined that when we said good-bye to the third graders in 2020 that it would be two years before we saw them again. We learned a lot during that time and learned to do a major pivot in 2021- bringing the field trip and art to the classrooms virtually. But 2022 will bring everyone back together and we cannot wait! We have an out-of-this-world exhibit planned and the kids will learn about surrealism and abstract art while creating their own works to take home. And of course, the third grade field trip wouldn’t be the same without the famed “secret room” – the collaborative installation that you’ll have to see to believe.








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