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Participants in the 2014 Art Feeds Paint Wars toss color bombs in this Dodgeball-style tournament to raise funds for Joplin Art Feeds on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Victory Ministry and Sports Complex in Joplin.

Community tosses color to support Joplin Art Feeds

Kylie Ackerson, Staff Writer April 30, 2015

Joplin Art Feeds has always come up with unique art projects to bring the community closer together. On Saturday, May 9, Joplin Art Feeds will host their third annual Paint Wars. The event will take place...

Local first and second grade students have their best works displayed at the 4th Annual K-12 Art Show in Spiva Art Gallery. The gallery will be on display until Feb. 25.

K-12 exhibit features artwork by local students

Kylie Ackerson, staff writer February 20, 2015

A curated exhibit of children’s art is on display at Southern’s Spiva Gallery through Feb. 25. The fourth annual K-12 Art Show displays paintings, drawings, sculptures, glasswork and pottery from students...

Naiima Lovechild, a member of Krandel Lee Newton’s The Original Butt Sketch’s team of sketch artists, draws the backside of a young couple.

Sketch artist focuses on MOSO butts

Kylie Ackerson, staff writer February 5, 2015

Many people can say they have had a caricature made of them, but who can say they have had their butt sketched? Wednesday, Feb. 11, the Missouri Southern Campus Activities Board (CAB) will present Krandel...

Chris Brock Photography Exhibit

Artist shows struggles in poverty-stricken areas

Kamryn Trusler, staff writer September 11, 2014

This week at Missouri Southern, photos of poverty, marijuana, blood and death were displayed in the Spiva Art Gallery. These photos were taken by the artist Christopher Brock during his travels with the...

Southerns African art collection on display in the Spiva Art Gallery Aug. 10-16, 2014.

Community looks to preserve art

The Missouri Southern Art Department is raising funds for the proper preservation and storage of over 300 African artifacts that have been collected on campus since 1997. The artifacts include ceremonial...

Participants throw paint powder at last years Art Feeds Paint Wars event.

Art Feeds throws a colorful twist on dodgeball tournament

Kjersti McDonald, staff writer April 18, 2014

Art Feeds will be hosting its annual fundraiser Paint Wars on May 3 at Victory Ministry and Sports Complex, 3405 S. Hammons Blvd. in Joplin. Funds raised from the event will go towards the expansion of...

Natalie Wisemans acrylic painting Not Quite Myself Today will be featured in Spiva Center for the Arts Regional Focus Gallery from March 8 - May 4. The 2013 painting is one of Wisemans personal favorites.

MOSO alum to show at Downtown Spiva

Local artist and Missouri Southern alumna Natalie Wiseman will present 30 of her acrylic paintings at Spiva Center for the Arts Regional Focus Gallery from March 8 to May 4.Wiseman titled her collection...

Third Thursday expands through winter season

Savanah Mandeville, Web Editor December 6, 2013

This year, the Third Thursday art walk will continue through the winter months for the first time.Trisha Patton, executive director of the Downtown Joplin Alliance, describes the winter art walk as more...

Art Department head Burt Bucher preparing to draw on the set of the Dead Files, season 5, episode 5. The episode will feature Newton County Sheriff Ken Copelands house in Neosho.

Instructor sketches for Hollywood

Savanah Mandeville, Web Editor December 6, 2013

Burt Bucher, associate professor of art, will make his television debut on the Travel Channel’s The Dead Files tonight at 9 p.m.The Dead Files travels to haunted locations all over the country and always...

Missouri Southern’s Spiva Art Gallery displays artwork by Randy Simmons—such as “Little Man in the Boat” pictured above.

Artist visits MOSO

Savanah Mandeville, web editor November 22, 2013

A reception will be held today for artist Randy Simmons, whose charcoal drawings have been featured in the Spiva Gallery since Oct. 14.Simmons will give a presentation on his work at 4:30 p.m. in the Ancillary...

Head of interpretation at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Dr. Rose May, asks the question, “What is Renaissance art?”

Art history lecture is enlightening to listeners

Robin Fjelstad, Staff Writer September 22, 2013

Dr. Rose May, head of interpretation – The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City began her presentation at Corley Auditorium  on Renaissance art,  Sept. 13, with the tale of an art competition....

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