Lillian Montaldo was an early fashion entrepreneur and pioneer businesswomen who enjoyed more than 70 years of success in the fashion industry. She learned the tricks of the trade while working for Ramsay's Dry Goods in downtown Joplin, MO and frequently traveling between Joplin and New York City. In 1919, she opened her own store in Kansas--Montaldo's. Known for luxurious, ready-made, high-end fashions, Montaldo's gained popularity and expanded to become a regional chain throughout the south and the Midwest before closing in 1995. #womenshistoryjoplin #fashion #postartlibrary
Wow! We've had a busy few weeks here are the library: artists' receptions, author visits, makerspace events, etc. And now, Woman's History Month! We'd like to introduce Olivia Bendelari, who moved to Joplin when she was a small child. After receiving her education in Joplin Schools, she moved to Europe, where she studied art in Paris, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria. When she returned to Joplin, she kept a studio in the Cunningham Building. Eventually, she moved to New York C...ity, where she established a studio in Greenwich Village. She earned recognition by specializing in murals featuring aviation; she was believe to be the only female artist specializing in aviation at the time. She was commissioned to paint "Civil Aviation" for the Museum of Science in Radio City and her work has been displayed at the Smithsonian. #womenshistoryjoplin #womenartists #postartlibrary
We're looking forward to our upcoming visit! Thanks to the Globe for the article and to all who helped make this happen!
Long is a bestselling author/illustrator (plus, Joplin n...ative!) and will be visiting Joplin this Thursday and Friday (March 8 & 9). His activities will include readings from his books, sharing about this journey as a professional author and illustrator with area high school students, as well as an educational luncheon for the arts community.
Are you interested in Long's creative journey? Register to attend a free luncheon geared towards the arts community on Friday, March 9th! Registration can be made online at: https://lorenlongluncheon.eventbrite.com. #joplinarts #lorenlong #welcomehome
We hope you’ll stop by the library when you’re out and about tomorrow afternoon to congratulate the six Spring 2018 Literally Design finalists! ‘Til then...
Post Art Library Director, Jill Sullivan, talks with Stuart Price about finding your roots at Joplin Public Library!
The artwork of six finalists (Alicia Zustiak, Kayla Koskovick, Danielle Davis, Hampton Yust, James Stark, and Ellen Smith) from the Spring 2018 Literally Design competition is on exhibit at the library! We hope you'll join us Saturday, February 24th for the Spring 2018 Literally Design Reception.
Literally Design is a juried typographic poster design competition for college and university students in Missouri. Fusing the written and spoken word with design, this competition ...challenges students to consider their personal interpretation of a specific text and how it influences their design choices.
The source text for the Spring 2018 Literally Design competition is William Faulkner’s 1950 acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Literally Design is sponsored by the Missouri Southern State University student design club, 39FIFTY, and Post Art Library.
Post Art Library, Joplin Public Library, and Joplin Makers have partnered for Second Saturday Makerspace Open Studio events! On the Second Saturday of each month, the Joplin Public Library Makerspace will be open on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis from 9am-Noon.
You DO NOT need a library card to use the makerspace. Use of all makerspace equipment is FREE (though a small fee applies to 3D prints) and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanie...d by a parent or legal guardian to use the makerspace during this event. Makerspace equipment is for in-house use only.
40-watt Epilog Zing Laser Cutter - Use the Epilog to cut or engrave a variety of materials, including acrylic, wood, cork, paper, glass (engrave only), anodized metal (engrave only), tile, canvas, and more. Provide your own materials, which may not exceed 12"x24".
Ultimaker3 3D Printer - Use the Ultimaker3 to make 3D prints, whether from ready-made files you download or from your own designs. We have two types of plastic filaments (PLA & ABS) in a variety of colors. 3D prints are 20 cents per gram. Prints that take longer than the time allotted to print must be picked up at a later date.
Matter & Form 3D Scanner - Use the Matter & Form to scan small-scale 3D objects for designing objects to 3D print! Provide your own objects for scanning.
Digital Media Conversion - Use this equipment to convert film, slides, negatives, vinyl, casette tapes, photographs, and VHS tapes to digital files. Provide your own thumb/flash drive or external hard drive for storage of your digital files (or skip a step by bringing your own laptop for use with our equipment).
Other Equipment - sewing machine, camcorder, hand-held audio equipment, and a green screen.
Software - Adobe Creative Suite, Corel Draw, and more...
Questions? Contact Jill Sullivan at 417-623-7953 x1041.
Something to consider on this rainy day...
Although he currently resides in San Diego, CA, musician Charles McPherson was born in Joplin, MO in 1939. He is considered one of the finest alto saxophonists of his time and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Africa, and South America. What's more, he's recorded over 50 albums! #blackhistoryjoplin #postartlibrary
Lincoln School, a former school of the Joplin School District, served African American families not only from Joplin, but from surrounding communities. Following integration, Lincoln School was used for special education until its closure in 1975. Sadly, it was razed to make way for a car dealership in 1988. The Lincoln School site was added to Joplin's Local Landmark list in 2017, making it the first officially recognized site that acknowledges and celebrates our community's rich, diverse history. #blackhistoryjoplin #postartlibrary
Join us for an educational luncheon geared towards the arts community with Joplin native, an award-winning author and illustrator, Loren Long.
Long is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture books Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas, Otis and the Kittens, and Otis and the Scarecrow. Long’s heartwarming Little Tree is a picture book for all ages.
Long is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of President Barack... Obama’s picture book Of Thee I Sing, the re-illustrated edition of Watty Piper’s The Little Engine That Could, and Madonna’s Mr. Peabody’s Apples. He is also the Golden Kite Award winning illustrator of Angela Johnson’s I Dream of Trains and the Golden Kite Honor winning illustrator of When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer, based on the poem by Walt Whitman. Long is also the illustrator of Margaret Wise Brown’s never-before-published picture book Good Day, Good Night, and Newbery Medal winning Matt de La Pena’s Love.
Long’s visit to Joplin is a collaborative effort between the Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau, Joplin Public Library, Post Art Library, Connect2Culture, and Spiva Center for the Arts.
This is a FREE event, with lunch provided. However, advanced registration is required. Registration can be made at: https://lorenlongluncheon.eventbrite.com.
Google Arts & Culture brings together thousands of resources from collections across the United States about black history, arts, and culture. Learn about inspirational figures, watch defining moments in civil right history, discover African-American art, celebrate black music and pop culture, peruse online exhibits, and more!
Congratulations! We're looking forward to this show. Save the date for the reception: Saturday, February 24, 2-4pm inside Joplin Public Library's Local History, Genealogy, and Post Reading Room wing...
The judging process is complete and we have our six finalists for the exhibit at Post Art Library. Many thanks to our judges and all of our contestants!
Their designs will be printed and prepared for the exhibit which should open later this week.