News from the studio of Stacy Heydt

Things are hopping for me right now. Here’s a list of happenings…

I’m in my 2nd year of teaching art to 6-11 year olds at Spiva’s Creation Station. It’s once a week on Tuesday afternoons for the Spiva Art Gallery in Joplin. We will be moving into the new art complex in November.

The tapestry “Blocks, Beads & a Bird” will be included in their Membership show in November.

I have a piece in the ArtCentral Small Works Membership show at the Hyde House Gallery in Carthage and another piece in their rotating show that travels throughout the city.

Urban Art Gallery has asked me to place several pieces in their gallery in Joplin. I’ve already sold several items my 1st night.

The Joplin Library has an exhibit starting November 1st called The Eyes Have It. My A Brown-EYED Susan piece is going into that exhibit.

In September, the executive director of the chamber of commerce for the city of Carl Junction asked me to create a project focusing on a piece of the city’s history as a make and take project for their Bluegrass Festival. I created needle felted ornament set… a mamma & baby elephant to commemorate the fossils found in their city. Yes, North America did have elephants that lived in the forests from Canada to at least southern Missouri. However, some folks said they were wooly mammoths which were here too, these remains are scientifically classified as American Elephants. Of course, they were made of grey alpaca fiber and a big hit at the Kid’s Art Tent. I used a quartz stone for the tusk on the mamma & a heart bead on the baby. So cute.

I will be entering my Werifesteria piece in a juried showing in Kansas City. Keep your fingers crossed that it is accepted.

There will be an artist’s reception for each event.