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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Southwest Missouri Museum Associates Host Greek Themed Fall Fashion Show

SMMA 2017 Fall Fashion Show flyer


Springfield, MO. (October, 2017) – The Southwest Missouri Museum Associates (SMMA) are hosting their annual Fall Fashion Show at the White River Conference Center on Monday, October 23. This year’s event, Aphrodite's Afternoon Affair, features a Greek theme inspired by the Springfield Little Theatre's production of Mamma Mia.

Guests of Aphrodite’s Afternoon Affair enjoy valet parking, ‘Tour of Greece’ luncheon, wine and cocktails, silent auction, entertainment from the cast of Mamma Mia and Greek festival dancers from St. Thomas the Apostle Orthodox Church, and a fashion show featuring divine styles from Acacia Spa, Harem & Co., McDaniel Furs, and Town & County. Emcee Kirk Elmquist will welcome several local television personalities including Kelly Smith, Joy Robertson, Jeff Houghton, and Ned Reynolds, among others, to the runway.

SMMA is the Springfield Art Museum’s oldest support group and their volunteers assist in many activities including fundraising, docent led tours, and hosting exhibition receptions. Proceeds from the annual Fall Fashion Show benefit SMMA's support of 5th grade field trips to the Springfield Art Museum, Placeworks teaching artist residencies in rural schools, art acquisitions, and more.

Want to go?
When: Monday, October 23, 2017, doors open at 10 AM
Cost: $40
Where: White River Conference Center, located at 600 West Sunshine Street
Call 417-874-2869 or email Leslie Janzen, for tickets


The Springfield Art Museum is Springfield, Missouri’s oldest cultural institution, founded in 1928. A department of the City of Springfield, we are dedicated to enhancing the education and documenting the cultural heritage of the people of southwest Missouri through the collection, preservation, and exhibition of art objects. For more information, please visit

The Southwest Missouri Museum Associates (SMMA) began as the Art Study Club, organized by Deborah Weisel, in 1926. The group incorporated as the Springfield Art Museum in 1928 and later deeded the museum and its properties to the City of Springfield in 1947. After 1947 the group became the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates, a 500+ member organization whose purpose is to support and promote the museum and art in southwest Missouri. For more information, please visit

Aphrodite's Afternoon Affair
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