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Jorge Leyva: Joplin’s World-Class Artist

Posted on Oct 9, 2017

Joplin artist Jorge Leyva wants others to see, feel, and experience art themselves, which is why he’s opened his sculpture garden to the public – for free.

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Handmade by Rebecca: Transforming Trash Into Art

Posted on Apr 19, 2017

Rebecca Bristow rescues items from trash and recycling bins and transforms them into treasures such as earrings, suncatchers, and mobiles.

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Kristin’s Laboratory

Posted on Mar 27, 2015

Kristin’s Laboratory produces unique jewelry from new materials and repurposed items.

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Jorge Leyva Studio

Posted on Jul 22, 2014

Sometimes I’m surprised to learn about “big city” type businesses or attractions that exist right here in our little neck of the woods. Other times, I’m simply blown away.
This was the case last week when I walked through the doors of artist Jorge Leyva’s studio.

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Me Like Bees

Posted on Mar 14, 2014

Who knew that little Joplin, Missouri, could produce a band that stood out among thousands of entrants and emerged as the victor in the 2013 Ernie Ball Warped Tour Battle of the Bands in Hollywood?

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