Professor Emerita, Carolyn Cárdenas and her partner Bobby Ross are mounting a special exhibition of their work at the Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Missouri. The exhibition will be on view in the Main Gallery July 31 through September 25, 2021. This exhibition will feature eighty works by these prolific artists. The opening reception will be held July 30, from 5:30-7:30pm.
Taking three years to plan this exhibition, the director of the center calls it a “stunning and thoughtful exhibit”. Cárdenas will be exhibiting her paintings and assemblages, including works using egg tempera, charcoal, graphite, pastel and collage. Ross will be showing his oil paintings and drawings. The content of their work is both personal and political, multi-layered, and highly evocative.
In addition to the exhibit, special activities are planned:
+ Carolyn Cárdenas Egg Tempera Demonstration – July 31, 11-12pm
+ Carolyn Cárdenas Egg Tempera Workshop – September 18, 10am-4pm | ($140 materials and lunch provided)
+ Bobby Ross Artist Talk – September 25, 11am-12pm
Both artists have national and international exhibition histories and have works included in many public and private collections.
Spiva Center for the Arts is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) regional arts and education center that was formed in 1948. Over the last dozen years it has become the area’s “anchor” institution for the arts in Joplin, Missouri.
This exhibit is located in Spiva’s Main Gallery: 222 W. 3rd Street, Joplin, Missouri 64801
Dates: July 31–Sept 25, 2021
Hours: Tue-Sat, 12-5pm
Contact info: (417) 623-0183