At Ease: Veteran Contemporary
August 18 – October 6, 2018
Presented by Aaron Skapik
Sponsored by The Hartley Family Philanthropic Foundation, and Joplin CVB
Hosts: Macadoodles Fine Wines, The Wild Flower
MEMBERS’ OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, August 17, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Suggested Contribution for Non-Member Guests: $5
The exhibit will feature approximately 60 pieces of work from artists involved in the current veteran art movement. Art will be obtained from the National Veterans Art Museum, ART-ifact, and Kansas City-based veteran artists. The objective is to showcase works made by veteran artists, present the arts as a viable career path for veterans, and to highlight the arts as a therapeutic and alternative treatment option for mental health challenges. The purpose of the contemporary veteran art exhibition is to establish a conversation in the community, highlighting issues of concern to veterans and their families. Issues common among veterans include the transition from military to civilian life, education, employment, poor healthcare, and the effects of combat and military service injuries such as PTSD, TBI, Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and homelessness. Nationally, there are 500,000 veterans living with TBI or PTSD. There are 20 suicides per day. According to the Missouri Veterans Commission, in 2016 there were 9685 veterans in Jasper County in 2016 and 5090 veterans in Newton County in 2016.
Angel Brame: One Per Day, A Year of Small Decisions
August 18 – October 13, 2018
Sponsored by The Spiva Board of Directors
In an effort to assign herself a task that would push her creativity and encourage growth, local artist Angel Brame chose to make one small pottery piece per day for an entire year with a few stipulations: each piece must be a pouring vessel and must be small. Join us as Angel shows a year’s worth of extraordinary work.
Nature’s Wild Thing: I Think I Love You
A photography exhibit by David Parks
August 1 – August 31, 2018
Self-taught local photographer David Parks will exhibit his collection of work from over 40 years of picture taking.
“Celebrate the creative experience – be a community catalyst.”