2014 October

Post Mail Art Projekt Workshop

Greetings! You’re invited to participate in the Post Mail Art Projekt’s Mail Art Workshop, which shall take place on Saturday, November 15th at 2:00pm in the Post Memorial Art Reference Library, located at 300 S Main Street, Joplin, Missouri. This workshop is FREE and open to adults 18 and older. Space is limited, so registration is preferred. To register, call the Post Memorial Art Reference Library at 417-782-7678 or email Jill at ladyvonhalbach@gmail.com. Please include “MA Workshop” in the subject line and your name in the email proper.

The aim of this workshop is to provide the basic how-to of creating mail art (thus postage will not be provided). Items on hand include: typewriter, cutting mat, rotary cutter, paper cutter, glue sticks galore, tape, colored pencils, sharpies, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, various papers and card stock, select rubber stamps, magazines and other material for collages, memo pads, name badge stickers, receipt books and other bits and pieces. You’re welcome to bring along any other materials that you would like to work with, such as ticket stubs, particular paper, collage material, rubber stamps and so on.

Let us (create) mail art: Saturday, November 15th, 2:00pm, Post Memorial Art Reference Library



Happy National Arts & Humanities Month!

October greets us with National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)–a coast-to-coast collective celebration of American arts and culture. Established in 1993, NAHM has four goals, to:

  • create a national, state and local focus on the arts and humanities through the media;
  • encourage the active participation of individuals, as well as arts, humanities and other interested organizations nationwide;
  • provide an opportunity for federal, state and local business, government and civic leaders to declare their support for the arts and humanities; and
  • establish a highly visible vehicle for raising public awareness about the arts and humanities.

On October 2, 2014, Mayor of Joplin, Mike Seibert, kicked-off Joplin’s NAHM celebration with an official proclamation. The celebration continues, as opportunities abound to participate in Joplin Arts & Culture: http://connect2culture.com/national-arts-humanities-month-2014/ (Many thanks to Emily at Connect2Culture for the [ongoing] events calendar!). Other than attending official events and exhibitions, one might celebrate by

  • taking a stroll through an historic neighborhood to wonder at the beautiful architecture;
  • learning a new art, craft or technique;
  • reading poetry or other such literature aloud;
  • visiting a local venue to take in music by local musicians;
  • discovering new artists and writers, particularly in one’s own community;
  • exploring local arts and cultural based galleries, libraries, museums, studios and theaters;
  • driving about town to view Joplin’s Public Art;
  • becoming an advocate for arts and humanities;
  • and so much more…

So, let us celebrate: Happy National Arts & Humanities Month, Joplin, Missouri!

(Sources: http://www.americansforthearts.org/events/national-arts-and-humanities-month; http://www.nasaa-arts.org/Advocacy/National-Arts-and-Humanities-Month.php & http://connect2culture.com/national-arts-humanities-month-2014/.)