Later this summer, Missouri will celebrate its 200th year of statehood and a traveling exhibit that showcases the talents of the state’s artists is open for display in Joplin. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
Missouri Art Now, A Bi-Centennial Celebration is traveling to four locations, including the Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, showcasing the diverse talents of 60 Missouri artists. To select the pieces, the state was parsed into four sections and representatives from each chose pieces that best represented their portion of the state, including 15 from Southwest Missouri.
Interim Executive Director of the Spiva Susan Adams speaking about the exhibit. “And so we have this amazing selection of sculptures, paintings, textiles, ceramics. Just a little bit of everything and there really is something for everybody. Their works are very very diverse.” Missouri Art Now, A Bi-Centennial Celebration will be at the Spiva Center for Arts in Joplin now until July 17. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 pm until 5.