Missouri State University Department of Art and Design

(Photo: Missouri State University Art and Design)

We're focusing on the "innovation" this week, and as it happens June 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the IDEA Commons in center-city Springfield. I-D-E-A stands for "Innovation," "Design," "Entrepreneurship," and "Arts." The 88-acre area was developed by Missouri State University with the support of the City of Springfield and the Springfield Building Development Corporation. It's a collaborative community effort to rejuvenate downtown and stimulate economic development by renovating existing buildings, creating new jobs and retaining local talent.

(Photo courtesy Missouri State University Meyer Library)

Duane G. Meyer Library on the campus of Missouri State University has a number of art-related exhibits and events in the next month or so, in collaboration with the MSU Art and Design Department.