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Welcome to Hinz Creativity LLC!

Posted by on Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Hello everyone, welcome to Hinz Creativity LLC! As we’ve said on our about page, we were created to promote and propagate the unique artwork of Jay and Bill Hinz. Their individual and 60-year partnership of creativity has created and influenced others.

A lot has happened since 2005, when the last websites were created and updated, so here is a quick timeline to fill you in on what has happened in the past six years:

  • As we mentioned previously, Jay wins the best of show award in the 16th annual Senior Art Exhibition at Missouri State University for “All That Jazz”. The artwork is below the break.
  • In July 2009, Bill Hinz passed away from cancer. Bill battled cancer for more than two decades but succumbed at the age of 86. Bill’s family interred him at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Mo. You can read the bevy of remembrances left by family and friends and see how Bill touched the lives of many through humor, wisdom and unbridled creativity.

    artwork by Stan Maples

Also, here are items that were reported on the old website, which was created in 2005 by Bill and Jay’s son, Peter hinz:

  • Five of Bill and Jay’s hooked wall hangings were offered for auction at the Heritage Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Originally created for the international Playboy Clubs, these pieces were auctioned off in May 2005.
  • A retrospective of Bill and Jay’s art was held at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo. The art department chairman of Evangel University, Stan Maples, hosted the event in February 2004.

    Jay Hinz and Stan Maples



Jay Hinz “All That Jazz” is Best of Show

Posted by on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

"All That Jazz" by Jay Hinz

Jay won the Best of Show award in the 16th Annual Senior Art Exhibition, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Missouri State University (MSU), Springfield, MO, for “All That Jazz” (watercolor, 12” x 9”, 2010, collection of Stan Maples, Springfield, MO). The Best of Show Award is the highest award for the exhibition for which all three jurists collectively choose one work based on the criteria that it demonstrates an artistic product of the highest caliber, developed technique, and intriguing content. The exhibition is organized and sponsored by the MSU Gerontology Program, a unit within the Psychology Department, to highlight the ongoing creativity and contribution of older adults within the broader Springfield, MO, community. It is co-sponsored by National Art Shop and Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild, both in Springfield, MO.