Summer on the Square!

Summer is here, and and the weather is beautiful! Every Friday in June, July, and August, there will be free concerts outside on the downtown square for your enjoyment. The schedule is on our poster, but can also be found on the Summer on the Square page of our website as well, under the Summer on the Square tab. We hope you can join us!


Clara Straight Retrospective Exhibit: Then and Now

In Recognition of a Grand Lady

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Clara Straight has lead a very remarkable life. We at the Kirksville Arts Association would like to honor Clara and support her artwork. We will be exhibiting her paintings/artwork in the gallery June 21st to August 30th, 2019.

There will be a reception held on June 21st at 5:30-7:00 p.m., at the Kirksville Arts Association Gallery (1902 S. Baltimore).

Our goal is to raise $50,000 by Clara’s 100th birthday on August 28, 2019. We hope you will help us reach that goal. We will be hosting different fundraising events throughout the year and hope you will support this special campaign. In June 2019, in honor of Clara’s 100th birthday, the Kirksville Arts Association will have an exhibit of Clara’s private collection of her favorite works. 

Please download the brochure here for more information on how you can help.


Raffle: a Clara Straight Painting

Don’t miss your chance to win a stunning painting by the one and only Clara Straight!
We are raffling off her acrylic painting entitled “Lilies and Queen Anne’s Lace,” pictured on the poster.
Tickets cost $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20. Tickets may be purchased at Beards Decorating Center, Ft. Chariton, or the Kirksville Arts Center.
All proceeds go toward naming the Mezzanine level Conference Room in the Sue Ross Art Center after Clara Straight.
The drawing will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2019.
*Winner must be able to pick up the painting*

Online Training

I have been taking an online course from Quality Matters (an online quality assurance organization) that Truman State University requires before developing and teaching online courses. The Design program is looking to take an initial course online and this is our first step in going online. Myself and two other design instructors are taking the course. Hopefully, this will lead to more “online” content from me in the future (before and after retirement).

I think what we are leaning to do for an online course will benefit all our courses (the traditional on-campus course). Always learning some new.

For more information check out the course.

A Tea to Remember

The Kirksville Arts Association invites you to the annual event
“A Tea to Remember.” Come join us on Sunday, April 28th, 2019.
The Tea will be held at the Kirksville Arts Center from 2-4 PM.
Purchase your tickets at Beard’s Decorating Center for $20 each (all proceeds benefit the Kirksville Arts Association.
There will be sweet and savory treats included, we hope to see you there!