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Norman Rockwell Admission & Hours

Posted: 9/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Norman Rockwell Admission & Hours
Through November 8,2014
Main Gallery* Admission: $5.00
Spiva members, seniors 65 and over, and students with ID:$3.00
Children 12 and under: Free

Free Fridays: Sept.26, October 3, 17, 24, open noon-7 p.m
*No charge for admission to the Regional and Upstairs gallery exhibits
Regular Hours: Tuesday– Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and major holidays.

Norman Rockwell Events

Posted: 9/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Calendar of Events  Norman Rockwell: 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers
Thursday, Sept. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Art on Tap 21-and-over membership party! Music by The Radleys, beer provided by Heartof America Beverage, pizza by Woody's Wood-fire Pizza! Not yet a member? Join now and enjoy your first member benefit! Membership levels $20 and up.
Friday, Sept. 26, noon-7 p.m. – Free Friday. No charge for admission to the Main Gallery
Thursday, Oct. 2, 6-8 p.m.– ARTLife event for exhibit sponsors, past, present & future  
Friday, Oct. 3, noon-7 p.m. – Free Friday
Friday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. – Special musical event, Idealizing America: Norman Rockwell & Irving Berlin. With American song expert Michael Lasser and vocal/piano duo Rebecca Leubber Ensor & Robert Ensor, Admission:$10; Spiva members $7. LIMITED SEATING. Advance ticket purchase suggested.
Tuesday, Oct. 14 – Last day to register for Team Photo Shoot: Living Pictures of Norman Rockwell covers. Fee $25. Teams select a Rockwell illustration to interpret, provide their own costumes and props and pose for a photo October 21. Mark Neuenschwander, 9art Photography, will photograph the reenactments and display them in Spiva's 3rd Street window gallery. Winning image will be selected by popular vote and will receive a Norman Rockwell prize package. All teams receive one complimentary copy of their photograph.
Friday, Oct. 17, noon-7 p.m. – Free Friday
Friday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. – Film Night: Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. Admission by voluntary contribution: $5 suggested
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. – Photo Shoot: Living Pictures of Rockwell covers!
Friday, Oct. 24, noon-7 p.m. – Free Friday
Friday, Oct. 24, 5:30-7 p.m. – Small Works final bidding party. Anyone can bid; all bidders welcome!
Friday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. – Halloween Movie Night: Nosferatu. Admission by voluntary contribution: $5 suggested
Saturday, Nov. 8, 5 p.m. – Norman Rockwell exhibition closes
Call or email for more information: 417.623.0183 or

Teacher Bios 

Posted: 5/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

AmberBaker –Amber is a graduate of MSSU with a BS in Art Education. She is a talented anime artist, and enjoysworking with clay. Amber has taught Spiva’s Creation Station class, summercamps, anime, and clay classes. In her spare time she enjoys making Steampunkjewelry and drawing anime.

Tricia CourtneyTricia is a Joplin native who paints landscapes andfloral works with a style that’s bold and bright with highly textured strokesreminiscent of Van Gogh. She is also the creator of Buzzlewics, a fanciful land filled with fun characters forchildren. Tricia is an experienced assemblage artist and frequently uses foundobjects to create elegant works of art.

Jane McCaulley – Art has always been Jane's passion. Jane recently retired from 36 years of teaching art in the public schools of Indiana. Jane has seven years experience with fused glass. She loves teaching fused glass and mosaics to young and old, and this is her third year teaching Spiva’s Fused Glass Camp.
Karalee McDonaldKaralee graduated from MSSU with a degree in Art Education.   In her spare time she loves to paint and do fused glass. Currently, she is the Education Coordinator for Spiva, but every chance she gets, she is in the classroom doing what she loves - teaching
Amber Mintert - Amber has been teaching at Webb City High School for 10 years and   Crowder College for five. Her credentials include a bachelor's degree in Art   Education K-12 from MSU, a Masters in Secondary Education from PSU, an associates degree from University of Maryland in General Studies.
Fred Mintert – Fred is starting his 10th year as the Carthage Junior High School art teacher; his wife, Amber, teaches art at Webb City High. He loves origami,ceramics and drawing, but he gets to do everything as a teacher! Fred and family live in Joplin, and you might see them zipping around town in their VW bus!
Jordan Murdock Jordan as a passion for creating and sharing art. As a studio art graduate from MSSU, she has studied composition, theory, and drawing techniques with an emphasis in figurative work. She has worked in a large spectrum of mediums, with oil painting being her first and last love in the arts.

Brenda Sageng – Brenda Sageng studied oil painting, watercolor, and drawing under Jim Bray, Nick Kyle, and James Oliver. She has taught "Art for Elementary Education" and "Drawing," "Color Theory," and design courses at PSU, Labette Community College, and Missouri Southern. Brenda continues her work in all these mediums, exhibiting both regionally and nationally.