This post is directed toward those of you who live in or near the Joplin, Missouri area. Downtown Joplin’s third thursday/art walk event will fall on April 21st this year; we are more involved in this one than ever before. There are three separate things within the event we’d like to touch on, so here goes:                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                   #1: PHOTOBOOTH!

As usual, we will have a photobooth set up in the studio for anyone that wants to get their pictures taken for free. Theme will be easter (who woulda thunk?); some props will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you’ve got cute easter outfits for the kiddos. Or if you’re not a kiddo and you happen to have some bunny ears you’re crazy about. You know. Just come.

Since I am not able to be in the studio this time around (more about that later), 9art is featuring guest photographer Allyson Neely, a friend and very talented photog who will be filling in for me during my absence this month. Feel free to bring your kids and pass the word on to your friends. Groups welcome. 🙂 

       Also, prints will be available for ordering once the pictures are up online.   And, there will be donuts from your friendly neighborhood Bennett’s donuts.                                                                                                                                                             

                                             #2: SPIVA ARTIST RECEPTION!                                                                                                                                                                                                       

9art is one of the photographers included in the george a. spiva center for the arts (also located downtown) newest exhibit: ‘the artistry of professional photographers’. The exhibit features images paired with the songs that inspired them. I will be there along with the other photographers, and really hope you’ll stop by to say hi…. it is an amazing display of work. Also featured at spiva- photospiva (works by winners of the national photo competition) and an exhibit by the one and only julie blackmon.

Most importantly (ok not really) is that you vote in the people’s choice contest for your favorite piece there. I mean we won’t pressure you on who to vote for, buuuuut… well, you know who to vote for… 🙂

You can’t miss what is at spiva right now; if you love photography, this is the best time all year to go.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                    #3: ART FEEDS GHANA ART AUCTION!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

We are donating something (it’s a surprise) to the art feeds ghana silent auction, which will be set up at JB’s piano bar from 5-8. Some awesome musicians performing and cool stuff being auctioned off from great artists… check out the details about the auction (which will be continued online) here, or find out about the amazing org. that IS art feeds here

       That’s all, folks. Be there or be square.

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