On that third day, we worked with Amber Mintert. Mrs. Mintert is the artist who will work with our fourth graders in a pointed week of art and history instruction and activities, next spring. She also works with students at Missouri Southern State University, here in Joplin, teaching and advising would-be art teachers. We selected some paintings we are interested in to coincide with our curriculum. We also discussed our approach to her weeklong visit, and we identified a work that our group would present in a couple of days.
Following our time at Crystal Bridges, I finally made it around to snapping some pictures in my hotel.
Finally, a visit to the original Walton's 5-10 (where Sam Walton opened his own store - precursor to the WalMart empire that built this city). Earlier in the week, we had visited the WalMart museum located in the old store, but Wednesday evening we were more interested in nabbing some ice cream. My chocolate malt was pretty tasty as we listened to live music on the sidewalk.