On Saturday, November 4th,  10 to 4pm and Sunday the 5th 12-4pm, the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition is having a Studio Tour.  This is a free event.

We will be selling signature cards for our Raffle.  You may purchase them for $10. Check out here for the items being donated for the Raffle.

Below is the list of Participating  Artists and their biographies.  

Artists Medium Biography
Andrew Bacheller Acrylics Andrew is a a Kansas City native who has called Joplin his home for the last decade, classifies his work as “portraiture” using birds as analogies for the human condition. The emotional quality of his oils evokes thoughtful contemplation of our own human drama. His paintings are a part of national and international collections. 
Brooks-Elizabeth Billings Mixed Media As a seasoned veteran art educator, Brook’s current works consist of bright colorful pieces that are inspired by music’s jazz culture. She is a working artist who creates her own Jazzspiration’s and creates custom pieces for clients.
Claiborne, Daria Ceramics Daria is an award winning potter who has worked with clay since 2001. Mishima is her favorite technique which is a combination of porcelain and incision and water- color. She also uses a variety of glaze combination to achieve unique results.
Ginger Copeland Acrylics, Glass, Resin Ginger uses acrylics, glass, and resin to create one-of-a-kind art.
Kristen Girard Jewelry Kristin makes jewelry from bits of nature that she preserves forever in electroformed copper.
Hayes, Brenda Mixed Media Brenda uses many upcycled, recycled, and re-loved materials making art journals, paintings and weavings.
Stacy Heydt Mixed Media, Fiber Arts Stacy’s main products are wet felted using alpaca fiber and the resist method of felting into 3D vessels, pods, bowls, and embellish with leather, beads, feathers, and other found items. She also creates pictures by wet felting alpaca fibers into a fabric, then embellishing with freehand machine sketching and hand embroidery, beads, and other found items.
Knowles, Melody Ceramics As an art teacher in the public schools for 30 years, Melody Knowles has worked with every medium.  For the last eight years, her artistic passion has turned to a love of clay.  She is predominately a hand builder with an emphasis on surface design.
Linda Mae Kyger Fiber Arts Linda is a 2D and 3D fiber artist who creates with threads, fabrics, and various other textiles along with fabric dyes, buttons, glass, metal, and other found items.
Koral Martin Photography Koral is a nature photographer and enjoys traveling all of the country taking both Landscapes and Wildlife photos and has enjoyed getting into videography also.
Lori Marble Acrylics Lori is a mixed media painter who creates cards, ornaments, and miniature paintings.
Dianne Miller Glass Dianne works with fused glass and is also well versed in stained glass. A retired English teacher, Dianne travels all over the country learning new techniques.
Jim Miller Wood Turning Jim enjoys wood turning because the various woods behave differently and he may start off with one design but end up with something completely different.
Mary Parks Acrylics, Watercolor, Mixed Media Mary enjoys experimenting with color, texture, and using different techniques and media to create harmony on canvas or paper
Sandra Parrill Acrylics Sandra creates “A Parrillel Universe of Wonderful Things” using acrylic and watercolor paintings, jewelry and wire wrapping, crochet, wood carving, and more!
Linda Passeri Acrylics Original Acrylic paintings on canvas, limited edition Giclee reproductions, also Notecards from original art, hand embellished
Mary Passeri Acrylics Glass sculpture and hanging art with wire worked details
Curtis Penland Mosaics Curt describes his art as primarily 20th Century post-modern with an emphasis on balanced, colorful, and bold geometric designs.
Brent Skinner Ceramics Brent Skinner has been a constant in the clay community for decades.  He currently owns Skinner’s Pottery and takes great joy in teaching wheel thrown and hand built pottery to students.  His current body of work consists of functional pieces as well as large art pieces.
Debbie Southard Fluid & Resin Art Debbie creates unique neurographic art.