Josie Mai

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Industry Arts
Occupation Educator
Location Carthage, Missouri
Introduction Josie Mai is an artist and educator from Kansas City. She received her undergraduate degree and certification in art education from the University of Kansas. She taught art to urban and suburban high school students in the Kansas City area's public schools and not-for-profit organizations such as Studio 150 and Chameleon, Inc. Ms. Mai received her Masters of Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design in New York City in order to explore new territory, develop as an artist, and earn a college level teaching degree. She taught at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri for several years and Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. She worked closely with the George A Spiva Center for the Arts for 10 years as a volunteer, developing curriculum, public art, exhibitions, and events. Ms. Mai is currently the Executive Director of Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Missouri.