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!
In Recognition of a Grand Lady
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.
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*
We hope you’ve thoroughly enjoyed your 4th of July holiday! To catch up on all the news, please download a printable pdf version of our most recent newsletter by clicking the link below.
June Newsletter 2019 PDF
There are plenty of classes, and there’s lots of fun! Kids in 1st-8th grade are encouraged to paint their very own masterpiece, register now!
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.
Beginning May 15th, 2019, the Kirksville Arts Association welcomes Russell Nelson to the gallery to exhibit his extraordinary watercolor paintings.
The reception will be held on Friday, May 17th at 5:30 PM.
Download a printable pdf of this poster here
Here’s some recent “buzz”! Stop by the KAA gallery and see the Truman State University BFA Design Capstone Exhibition. Featuring work for local and regional “clients” of print, web, motion and animation design. It’s pretty cool.
Closing reception: Friday, May 10th, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
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!
Coming up on April 29th at 6:30 p.m., there is a wonderful concert being held at the First Christian Church at 100 N High St. There will be a reception immediately following the concert, we hope to see you there!
Hello Kirksville Arts members and followers, the new March 2019 Mosaic Newsletter is hot off the presses!
Follow this link to download a printable pdf version, or visit our downloads page!