The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Local News

February 12, 2013

SEK Art Fest judges pick competitors for public art event

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Artists from Missouri and Kansas learned Tuesday whether they had been selected for the first public art event of its kind in the Four-State Area.

It was a challenge, judges said, to narrow a field of 58 artists to 26.

“There was not one entry that did not have an idea bursting with enthusiasm and commitment to the goal of the project,” said Portico Bowman, an associate professor in the Department of Art at Pittsburg State University and one of three judges. “Everyone could have been selected.”

The exhibit, a public installation of larger-than-life fiberglass coal buckets slated to line Broadway in downtown Pittsburg, will kick off on May 1 and be on display until Sept. 1.

Artists chosen from Pittsburg are Merri Teresa Accad, James Collver, Elizabeth Cosby, Rod Dutton, David Hightower, Josh Johnson, Scott Leeper, Nicole Meyer-Foresman, Rhona Shand, Billy Smith, Jenna Spencer, Lori Stotler, and the duo of Lori Smith and Cyndee Harvey.

Artists chosen from Joplin include Stephanie O’Donnell and Edward Hicks. Artists chosen from elsewhere in the Midwest include Kristina Crawford of Lawrence, a group of artists called Farmer’s Daughter of Hepler, David Cerne of Frontenac, Gary Lofts of Arma, Mendy McCluey of Sarcoxie, the duo of Robert and Lis McCool of Kansas City, Grace Peterson of Lawrence, Sherry Pettey of Carthage, Sue Robinson of Scammon, and a group of artists called The Tank of Joplin.

The theme of the art exhibit is "Mining Memories" to celebrate thecultural heritage of the Southeast Kansas region.


Text Only
Local News
  • Pseudoephedrine sales in Pittsburg to require prescription

    Starting Friday, those who purchase pseudoephedrine and related products in Pittsburg will need a prescription to do so.

    July 22, 2014

  • Cherokee County Commission accepts general counsel's resignation

    Kevin Cure, who has served as general counsel for the Cherokee County Commission since 2005, submitted a handwritten resignation to the board on Monday in the aftermath of a landfill controversy.

    July 22, 2014

  • Mike Pound 2010.jpg Mike Pound: Parents can get help with school supplies

    I don’t know much about demographics other than the fact that I no longer belong to a “targeted demographic.” When I was younger, I was bombarded by commercials and ads from companies that were trying to sell me things that I not only needed but wanted.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jasper County Commission reviews traffic plans

    The Jasper County Commission will hold public hearings today and Thursday on a number of traffic changes proposed in the county. No one spoke when the first hearing was held Tuesday as part of the regular commission meeting, according to Jim Honey, Eastern District associate commissioner.

    July 22, 2014

  • Joplin school board reviews audit procedures

    A team from the Missouri State Auditor’s Office has begun requesting documents in its task to audit the operations and management of the Joplin School District, the audit manager told the Board of Education on Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • Joplin man to stand trial in accident case

    A passenger accused of causing an accident on Interstate 44 in Joplin that injured three others as well as himself was ordered bound over for trial Tuesday on three felony counts.

    July 22, 2014

  • r072214soroptimist3.jpg Volunteers spend week providing camp experience to foster youths

    Karen McGlamery is a massage therapist. Terri Falis-Cochran is a finance manager. Jane McCaulley is a retired art teacher. But for a week each summer, the three are among dozens of area residents who become camp counselors.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Neosho school board hires company to manage substitutes

    Citing its hopes of shifting health care costs and utilizing more time from retired teachers, the Neosho Board of Education granted a contract Monday to a temporary employee company to manage its substitute teacher program.

    July 22, 2014

  • Main Street TIF district study to begin

    A measure that allows the city to charge its $15,000 in administrative costs for studying a proposal to create a tax increment financing district on South Main Street was approved Monday by the Joplin City Council.

    July 21, 2014

  • Carthage man pleads guilty in sexual abuse case

    A Carthage man pleaded guilty Monday to sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl in a plea agreement that would cap the length of his prison term at no more than 15 years.

    July 21, 2014

Must Read


A state lawmaker who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature is insisting that unaccompanied immigrant minors being housed at Fort Sill be quarantined. Do you think those kinds of measures should be taken?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter