St. Avips: Arts-centered ball now in its 56th year

St. Avips: Arts-centered ball now in its 56th year

The George A. Spiva Center for the Arts wouldn’t be Joplin’s premiere visual arts center without a group of 36 women and their shared passion for local art. Known as the Friends of St. Avips (Spiva spelled backward) and toiling under the fun motto “We party for art,”...