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An Important Message to Our Patrons

April 2, 2020 To ensure the safety of our staff and members, the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts will remain closed during this national crisis. All exhibits, events and classes are on hold for now. We are acting out of an abundance of caution – with health and...

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COVID-19 Response

To Spiva Membership and Patrons, The health and safety of our patrons, staff and artists will always be of the utmost concern.  We are closely monitoring the regional response to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19.  At this time, there will be no change to our...

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Executive Director Position Open

GEORGE A. SPIVA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 222 W. THIRD STREET | JOPLIN, MISSOURI 64801 George A. Spiva Center for the Arts (Spiva) is seeking an energetic, experienced and entrepreneurial Executive Director (ED) to lead the Center into an exciting future, including the...

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STRATA: Layered Meaning in the Main Gallery

SPIVA will host the group exhibition “STRATA: Layered Meaning” featuring work from Madeline Gallucci, Melaney Mitchell, Steve Snell, Patty Carroll, Andy Gershon, Bobby Houlette, Brett Reif, and Mary Ann Strandell. The work in this exhibition features multiple mediums:...

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Photographers gear up for 43rd PhotoSpiva competition

It’s the time of year when photographers from across the nation are poring through their photographs and second-guessing which ones to enter in the 43rd PhotoSpiva competitive and exhibit of Spiva Center for the Arts. The ante is high, considering that they’ll be...

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Josie Mai: The Cornell Complex: A HeART for the arts

Much of my career has revolved around art appreciation, educating local folks to the joy of the arts and potential transformation through the arts. As I’ve worked hard to run Spiva’s daily operations and fundraise for The Cornell Complex, I’ve noticed some confusing...

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Arts center pledges climb

Arts center pledges climb Council told commitments exceed $11 million By DEBBY WOODIN dwoodin@joplinglobe.com Oct 2, 2018 A community arts organization conducting a capital campaign to build a downtown arts and entertainment complex raised $2.3 million more toward its...

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