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Cork & Fork Festival

October 2021

Please join us for our annual fundraising event to benefit the Margaret Harwell Art Museum.

Saturday, October 23, 2021 AT 6 PM – 9 PM.
Tickets are available at Whitworth’s Gift Chest Jewelry and Margaret Harwell Art Museum.
Friends: $30/per person
Non-Friends: $35/per person.

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Cork & Fork

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Cork & Fork

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Great Crowd for PB Artists' Guild Opening Reception

October 2021

Thank you to all who came out to support our amazing local artists! 

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Winners of 2021 PB Artists' Guild

September 2021

Congratulations Leslie Eby, Best in Show and Peoples' Choice!

“Silas A. Pimento”. Oil on Canvas. Click through the slideshow to see all first place winners.

2021 Best in Show & Peoples' Choice
2021 Best in Show & Peoples' Choice

Leslie Eby: “Silas A. Pimento”. Oil on Canvas.

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2021 1st Watercolor
2021 1st Watercolor

Yevgeny Sokolov: “1948”

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2021 1st Fiber
2021 1st Fiber

Tara Brown: “Be Yourself”

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2021 Best in Show & Peoples' Choice
2021 Best in Show & Peoples' Choice

Leslie Eby: “Silas A. Pimento”. Oil on Canvas.

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MHAM Director Steve Whitworth - exhibit opens at TRC Tinnin Center

January 24th - February 14th

Steve is honored to exhibit his artwork at Three Rivers College.  he received his AA there, and earned his BFA from MO State.  His work will be on display in the Tinnin Center Art Gallery from Jan 24th - Feb 14th.  There will be an opening reception on Sunday, January 6th from 1-3 pm.  Steve welcome you to hear his lecture at noon, on Friday, Jan 24th in the Plaster Bldg, Rm 108, at TRC.

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Winners of 2019 PB Artists' Guild

November 2019

Alex Nicolini wins Best in Show!  Click through the slideshow to see all first place winners.

Fear Not by Alex Nicolini
Fear Not by Alex Nicolini

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Walking in Tall Cotton by Tara Brown
Walking in Tall Cotton by Tara Brown

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Aspen in Snow by Martha Albers
Aspen in Snow by Martha Albers

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Fear Not by Alex Nicolini
Fear Not by Alex Nicolini

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Paul Jackson Mural Project Complete

August 18, 2018

You've got to see it to believe it!  Click the image to see KFVS news clip about the project.  NOTE:  Artist Paul Jackson is actually being interviewed, not Director Steve Whitworth.

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Nearing completion

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working in the cool hours

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action shot

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Nearing completion

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July Children's Art Camp

July 23rd, 2018

We had an incredible turnout for our July class with a whopping 18 attendees!

July Art Camp Students
July Art Camp Students

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All About ME
All About ME

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July Art Camp Students
July Art Camp Students

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Artist Paul Jackson coming to Poplar Bluff

June 9, 2019

 Internationally renowned watercolorist, Paul Jackson will be conducting a workshop from July 8 through July 12! Paul will take all skill levels and take each student from beginners to masters. You'll either learn from the beginning or enhance your skills. Register at the Museum between 12 and 4 daily. Imagine learning technigues, materials, and vision from the master. Paul has been recognized or won almost every award there is in the watercolor world. He has conducted workshops all over the world. He will also be conducting a large community mural project from July 13 through 25! There will be an opening reception on July 7 from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. for his exhibit. His exhibit will run from the 7th of July till August 26.  Class fee is $495.00 per student. Register at the museum between 12 and 4 daily.

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Children's June Art Camp

June 29, 2018

13 children attended the Summer Art Camp for June, including:
Lex Cross, Jamison KuyKendall, Kaili Hoyt, Bailey Wright, Claire Johnson, Palyn Patrick, Corbin Murrell, Ireland Byrne, Kate Bynre, Gabbie Villasana, Isaac, Cato, Audrey Cato, Jax Walker and Luke Berger.  Students explored Sandpaper Chalking, Fabric Doodling, Torn Paper Landscapes, Newspaper Cityscapes (collaboration piece), Observation Replication, Salt Painting and exploratory freestyle.  It was a fun week!  Special thanks to Cyndi Keel, art camp instructor substitute.

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Newspaper Cityscape (collaboration)

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observation replication

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observation replication

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Newspaper Cityscape (collaboration)

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Mother / Daughter Tea

May 20, 2018

The Docents of MHAM hosted a beautiful High Tea for Mother's and Daughters in celebration of Mother's Day.  Cakes, pastries, punch and of course, Tea, were served so elegantly.  Many wore beautiful hats and gloves for the occasion.  Mr Starnes played the house piano as entertainment.

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Madam Bird

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Piano Man

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Making Memories with Mom
Making Memories with Mom

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Madam Bird

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Watercolor Artist teaches class

June 9, 2019

Barbra Ashley Ross, the winner of Best of Show at the 2017 P.B. Artists Guild Show, will be teaching a beginners watercolor class on April 9, 16,23, and 30 (Monday nights) from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 or later. Cost is $100.00 per student, supplies Not furnished. A list of recommended will be given. Make plans now!

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Watercolor Paints

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Watercolor Paints

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Friends Purchase painting of Margaret Harwell Art Museum

January 1, 2018

Billyo O'Donnell and Karen Glines presented an original painting of the Margaret Harwell Art Museum Dec 5th during a reception for the opening night of 3 Decades of Art exhibit.  Friends of MHAM purchased the painting through an auction.  The work of art is featured in the artists' book Painting Missouri along with paintings from every county in the State of Missouri.  You can see this and many other beautiful paintings now on display through January.  Copies of the book are available for purchase in the Friends Gift Shoppe for $60.

Painting by Billyo O'Donnell of MHAM
Painting by Billyo O'Donnell of MHAM

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Autographed Books
Autographed Books

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Painting by Billyo O'Donnell of MHAM
Painting by Billyo O'Donnell of MHAM

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Winners of PB Artist Guild '17

June 9, 2019

Congratulations to all of winners!  Thank you to every artist who entered their masterpieces and represented an incredible group of artisans in Southeast Missouri.

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Rose Anne Huck honored with Women In Art award

Sept 30th, 2017

The Daughters of the Revolution presented Rose Anne Huck with the National Women in Art Award for her generosity and support as an accomplished painter and graphic artist Rose Anne Huck is a current member of the MHAM Board of Directors and resident of Poplar Bluff.

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Gregg Jones Book Presentation

Sept 30th, 2017

On Sept 30th - A rapt audience listened to renowned Pulitzer finalist Gregg Jones recount his path as a journalist and author. Gregg Jones is a previous resident and graduate of Poplar Bluff Senior High, class of 1977.

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3rd Annual Fork & Cork Festival celebrates record attendance

Sept 23rd, 2017

Director Steve Whitworth stated over 150 guests attended this year's Fork & Cork Festival setting a new record in ticket sales for the event.  Catered by Tasteful Creations, the menu was upgraded to a full plate of assorted items compared to the previous year's Cork & KaBob.  Friends of the Margaret Harwell Art Museum coordinated the event which included a Wine Bottle Grab Bag, Silent Auction and entertainment by The Millstones.

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