Artist behind mining gallery meets with local residents


Residents were able to meet the man behind one of the Joplin Historical and Mineral Museum’s most recent exhibits.
A reception was held for the “Mining Memories and Motive Machines”  art gallery in Cox Hall.
The gallery was opened up at the begining of last month and features depiction of trains, scenes from Colorado, and even some of the old mines found around the four states.

Guests could come by to check out the pieces and even get a chance to discuss the display with the artist Jim Bray.
Bray says that working on his art has been very therepeutic at times and enjoys that people have come out to see what he’s made.

“Oh, I’m honored by that. That’s something that everyone appreciates. Just somebody to like something they’ve done. You can’t hide that,” Bray says.
This weekend is the last chance to see the pieces at the Joplin Historical and Mineral Museum.

Bray will be showing off his art again in Enid, Oklahoma in June.

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