Just a reminder that the Missouri Arts Council (MAC) will be visiting Joplin next Tuesday, November 28! I encourage anyone interested in MAC funding to attend. Michael Donovan (Executive Director) and Kathleen Morrissey (Assistant Director) from MAC will present. Admission is free, but they do ask that you register at – http://custapp.marketvolt.com/link/2qnGHdQvDd?CM=1062062116&X=27677535
Just a few images to entice you to visit our new exhibit in person inside Spiva Center for the Arts‘ Upstairs Gallery! “New Beginnings” consists of artwork from many of our talented JRAC member artists. Join us at the reception Friday, November 10, 5:30–7:30pm.
Due to our cancellation at Buttonwood this year, Linda Teeter has arranged for all of us to join her and her terrific gallery artists from Urban Art Gallery in a show at Pittsburgh’s Convention Center. The show will run through the month of Dec. The Convention Center is scheduling many events throughout the month including several Christmas plays and many choir and band events so there will be many eyes on the work. There is nothing better for Christmas gifts than original art! So price accordingly! All interested artists can drop off work at Linda Teeters office at 1321 Illinois, Joplin, Mo. on Nov. 27th and Nov. 28th from 9am-12pm and 1-5pm. I will gather the work and transport to Pittsburgh to hang on the 29th. There will be a reception on Saturday Dec.3rd from 1pm-3pm. The director of the auditorium is our surprise judge for best of show for each group and giving 2 general admission tickets to see Red Skeleton Christmas show to each Best artist from Urban and JRAC at reception. I will notify everyone concerning the closing of the show when we have an exact date and the work will be returned to Linda’s office for pickup. It will be at the end of the month. If you plan to submit, please advise me of the Title, media, and price of your work. Thank you so much and thank you Linda, for the generous opportunity.
The JRAC Board invites all committee members to attend the next board meeting on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30pm. The meeting will be at Andrew Batcheller’s studio at 2106 South Connor in Joplin, MO. Committee members are: Membership-Brenda Hayes, Laura Lowry-Greene, Emily Rose, and Mary Parks. Fundraiser and Promotions-Hiram Mesa, Jennifer O’Donnell, Marta Churchwell, Nominations-April Davis. Communications-Jodie Sutton, Jennifer O’Donnell, Koral Martin. Hospitality-Brenda Hayes, Jane McCaulley. Exhibits and Shows-Mary Datum, Josie Mai. If I missed anyone or if anyone else would like to join a committee, please come to the meeting on Tuesday evening. We look forward to your help with JRAC.
JRAC EXHIBIT SCHEDULE 2017
JAN VIBRANT AT BUTTONWOOD ART SPACE IN KANSAS CITY, MO
FEB LOVE LANGUAGE AT ARTCENTRAL IN CARTHAGE, MO
JUN & JUL FRONT & CENTER AT MAPLE UNCOMMON IN COLUMBUS, KS
SEP “YES, WE CAN!” AT COTTEY COLLEGE IN NEVADA, MO
NOV NEW BEGINNINGS AT SPIVA CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN JOPLIN, MO
DEC MINDSCAPES AT BUTTONWOOD ART SPACE IN KANSAS CITY, MO
Great evening at Art Central in Carthage, MO. This was their Members exhibit and they had a great show with several JRAC members involved. Emily Rose was awarded Gold. We are so proud of you, Emily! Other JRAC attendees and participants in the show were Andrew Batcheller, Melody Knowles, Connie Miller, Linda Teeter, and Janice Kidman. Also Laura Lowry-Greene from the Uncommon Gallery in Columbus, KS. came to the show to support all her artist friends. We were very happy to see her there. JRAC artists should take the short drive to Columbus, KS. to view the JRAC exhibit now on display at the Uncommon Gallery, just 20 minutes from Joplin.