Entries by Jill Sullivan

My Missouri 2021 Photo Project Exhibit

In celebration of its 200th year, Missouri 2021, an initiative of The State Historical Society of Missouri, coordinated the My Missouri 2021 Photo Project and it’s visiting our library! In 2018, Missouri 2021 invited professional and amateur photographers from across the state to capture and share unique and meaningful aspects of place in Missouri. Of the nearly 1,000 […]

The Joplin Writers’ Faire Returns!

After a year-long hiatus, we’re back for 2021! The Joplin Writers’ Faire is scheduled for Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 10am-noon here inside the library. This year’s line-up includes: Billie Holladay Skelley Catherine Valentine Chad Stebbins Chris Mitchell Elton Gahr F.C. Shultz Izzy B Larry Wood Laura Lynn Wright Pub Hound Press Randy Turner Robert […]

Connie Miller’s “C is for Color”

Post Art Library presents Connie Miller‘s “C is for Color” exhibit in our Bramlage and Willcoxon Foundation Gallery from Saturday, June 12-August 31, 2021. Although enjoyed by people of all ages, “C is for Color” is an exhibit especially for children, as it’s hung at their eye-level and consists of a series of colorful acrylic paintings of […]

Summer Reading Art Challenge

It’s time for the Post Art Library Summer Reading Art Challenge (SRAC)! This year, the theme for summer reading is Tails & Tales. In keeping with that theme, the prompt for SRAC 2021 is: “Tell Your Tale with Art! What’s the story of you?!” You may pick up your artboard and entry form from any […]

Historic Missouri Roadsides by Bill Hart

This book review is a celebration of sorts of both the Missouri Bicentennial (2021) and National Preservation Month, also known as Historic Preservation Month (May). In Historic Missouri Roadsides, author, historian, and preservationist Bill Hart takes us on a two-lane highway trip through several of Missouri’s small-town destinations, introducing us to, or reacquainting us with, […]

Art Exhibit: The ABCs of Folklore and Slang

The ABCs of Folklore and Slang, an exhibit featuring 26 linocuts by artist Deby Gilley, is open now through Sunday, May 30, 2021 in The Bramlage and Willcoxon Foundation Gallery located off of our main lobby. Inspired by positive feedback about the titles she gives her works, this series is based on an alphabetical sequence of key letters […]

Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art

In 2014, Post Art Library put out an international call for mail art for an exhibit inside the library that has since turned into this project. In addition to accepting mail art submissions on an ongoing basis, they release active calls for mail art that coincide with exhibiting their collection. We’re excited to share that […]

The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman by Margot Mifflin

March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, I encourage you to read a book written by – or, better yet, by and about – a woman. I started this year’s celebration by doing just that, with Margot Mifflin’s The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman. Admittedly, this wasn’t my first reading of this title, […]