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2019 Joplin Writers’ Faire Program

October 23, 2019

We at Post Art Library and Joplin Public Library are glad to share this year’s Joplin Writers’ Faire features more participants than in years previous. For a comprehensive list of participating writers, organizations, and the public readings schedule, please download the 2019 Program: Many thanks to this year’s sponsors: Bookhouse Cinema of Joplin, MO and […]

GRIND by Brett Dorrance

October 7, 2019

Brett Dorrance’s GRIND is comprised of a typographic sculpture and posters. Dorrance’s background knowledge of graphic design and 3D design is displayed in a pragmatic, modern, and uplifting way. He has a large interest in motivational messages and helping others from the bottom to the top. His desire is for the viewer to walk away […]

Photography by Maxwell Heckman

Maxwell Heckman’s photography show juxtaposes two of his series: M.A.D: Mutually Assured Destruction, a black and white series which opposes nuclear war and weapons, and Morning in Joplin, a color landscape series. In his application to show artwork in the library, Maxwell Heckman described himself as “a young, somewhat inexperienced photographer.” He went on to […]

Call for Artists + Makers of Jewelry

September 19, 2019

From fine to fun, we love jewelry. As such, we are excited to invite artists and makers of jewelry to apply to show in our first jewelry exhibition. Details: From Fine to Fun, We Love Jewelry will show in our secure display cases from Tuesday, October 22, 2019 through Saturday, November 30, 2019. Applying is […]

Calling all Writers: 2019 Joplin Writers’ Faire Registration

August 1, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 Joplin Writers’ Faire, an annual collaborative event that connects all sorts of writers to their existing and potentially new audiences while encouraging community support of local and regional writers. Last year, over 25 authors participated in and over 300 people attended this annual event! Registration is FREE and […]

Route 66 – Highway to the Stars

June 5, 2019

Route 66 – Highway to the Stars, an educational exhibit created by local history detectives and authors William and Doris Martin, is showing now through July 31 in the Genealogy, Local History, and Post Reading Room wing of our library. The Martins discovered a connection between William’s mother’s family and astronomer Edwin Hubble’s mother’s family, […]

Sculpture Works in Wood

April 19, 2019

“Sculpture Works in Wood,” a solo exhibition by local artist M. Justin Hale, is on display in our Bramlage and Willcoxon Foundation Gallery, our display cases, and in the Post Reading Room inside Joplin Public Library now through September 30, 2019. Hale sees anatomical references whenever he carves. Most of his professional life has been […]

MSSU Senior Sneak Peek

March 12, 2019

MSSU Senior Sneak Peek, an art show comprised of artworks by recent or soon-to-be recent graduates of Missouri Southern State University’s Art Department, is on display in our Local History, Genealogy, and Post Reading Room gallery. A preview of the artists’ senior shows, Sneak Peek features art by Jocelyn Lechuga, Lydia Humphreys, McKenzie Wesley, Sydney […]

Antique Photographs

February 19, 2019

Gone are the days of laborious photographic processes. Most of us use cellphones rather than cameras to take photos. No doubt – and more often than not – the photos we take remain stored on electronic devices or in virtual clouds instead of tangibly tucked away in albums gracing our shelves or frames decorating our […]