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March On: First Friday Art Walk presents exciting shows in 28 participating venues on March 1st

February 19, 2013
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Image from “I am more than …” by Photographer Gretchen Miekley at OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz.

Art Walk welcomes March, and the rapidly approaching spring, with new shows, new artists, special events, classes and concerts! Join us in celebrating creativity, women, K-12 arts education, music, people of all abilities and more in 28 participating venues, 6-10 p.m. March 1. Among the highlights:

Art Inspired presents the theme Bright and Beautiful: An Experiment in Color

The Creamery Arts Center and University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center welcome exhibits sponsored by the Missouri Art Education Association. Enjoy Art is Monumental III at The Creamery and The Future is Now at University Plaza.

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery presents The Art of Debra Sutherland

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery presents Bob Linder: A Retrospective, featuring images by the famed Ozarks photojournalist

Lynda_edited-1MSU Center of International Programs focuses on Pakistan  and displays Photographs by Omar Al Qabandi, a student from Kuwait

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building proudly presents Taking Flight, The Art of Stephanie Cramer

Park Central Branch Library presents Correspondence: The Postcard as an Art Form by Hannah Sheehan and Acrylic and Mixed Media Paintings and Poetry by Bill Shultz, plus, from 7 to 9 p.m., Springfield Regional Opera’s popular program Operazzi

Revel Advertising, adjacent to Obelisk Home, presents Featured Artist Kat Allie

Springfield Pottery presents Andy Rogers: Natural Reflection

Art Walk’s sponsors are also joining the fun in March:

The Gillioz Theatre’s First Friday Live celebrates Women’s History Month with local emerging artist Jamie Blaine, who will be painting live on the Gillioz stage from 7 to 9:30 p.m. while a host of local female bands perform.

Nomad presents a variety of different artists – local and global – including one of our favorites, Isaac Karner.

RSVPaint invites you to watch a painting class in action as Artist Carl Glasemeyer teaches a two-hour BYOB painting class featuring his painting, Escape. If you’d like to take the class, RSVP at http://www.rsvpaint.com/event/escape/

March 2013 Gallery Guide

Art by Lisa Becker at Fresh Gallery's Best of Missouri Hands guest show.

Art by Lisa Becker from Fresh Gallery’s Best of Missouri Hands guest show, FRESH ART.

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents Mission Honduras! With images from members of the Abundant Life mission team from their recent trip to minister to the people of Honduras. Plus, enjoy LIVE music and FREE refreshments. (417) 864-4971 http://www.abundantlifecovenantchurch.com Office hours 9-4:30 p.m. M-F; Services 7:30 p.m. W, 10 a.m. Sun

Figures from The Future is Now at University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in March.

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, Art Inspired will be featuring the theme Bright and Beautiful: An Experiment in Color.  The show will feature local works of 2D and 3D art featuring bold, vibrant, and colorful one of a kind pieces; artists to be announced. (417) 868-8077 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat

Canvas, 315 South Avenue, proudly presents A Show to Be Announced for the March Art Walk. Meanwhile, Canvas has launched a new arts emphasis titled 8×10 Focus. This one-hour arts program will feature different area artists each month who will focus their artistic disciplines on a chosen word. The completed 8×10 Focus projects will be featured in a themed program on the third Friday of each month. Class Act Promotions is also glad to promote its monthly program of staged readings from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Star Trek” every third Saturday. (417) 869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment

Heard-Belizean_King2aThe Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, and Springfield Regional Arts Council present Art is Monumental III, a K-12 student art exhibit sponsored by the Missouri Art Education Association (MAEA).  The exhibit will open with a public reception on First Friday Art Walk, 6-9 p.m. March 1 and continuing through March 29 in celebration of National Youth Art Month. Teachers from across Missouri have submitted student work expressing the “monumental moments” experienced in the creation of art. With the understanding that creating reflects what we know, see, and want to express, MAEA is excited to sponsor this exhibit because art is something everyone can share, young and old. National Youth Art Month acknowledges the outstanding leadership of art educators and the abilities of students in Missouri who have participated in this exhibit.  The mission of MAEA is to advocate quality visual arts education by supporting creative teaching, providing opportunities for professional development, and encouraging the study and implementation of best practices in the art education discipline. “Monumental moments” of our culture are found in the “creative moments” of our life experience. www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidaysArtwalkPostcardMar2013-proof-1

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents The Art of Debbie Sutherland for the March 1 Art Walk. DB Design also offers a unique collection of original pottery by Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343  

creds1Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Bob Linder: A Retrospective. A Springfield native and alumnus of Parkview High and SMSU (aka MSU) Bob has been a photojournalist for 37 years serving the Springfield News-Leader as staff photographer, chief photographer, photo editor, photo director for nondaily publications, and multimedia specialist for online and print. Bob’s work has won numerous news photography awards from the Associated Press, United Press International and the National Press Photographers Association. His images have been included in the Pictures of the Year Competition and Time Magazine’s Year in Pictures. Bob is also a former faculty member for the University of Missouri’s annual Missouri Photojournalism Workshop. The work selected for the Pool Art Center Gallery show depicts various people and situations from each of the four decades of Bob’s work. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, presents A Show to Be Announced for the March 1, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat

Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artist Bill Baunach Sketching Live during the March 1 Art Walk. Farmers Gastropub is a great place to start or end your First Friday Art Walk with a burger and a pint! Named “Best British Restaurant in the World” by The Telegraph. (417) 864-6994 http://www.farmersgastropub.com Food service 11 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Carolyn Wallace Marbles 1- Fresh EntryFresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut,is proud to introduce FRESH ART, a juried guest show featuring the work of the general and juried members of the Best of Missouri Hands. The Best of Missouri Hands is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves the fine artists and artisans of Missouri. The show is in conjunction with the Best of Missouri Hands 2013 ArtSmart Conference, as well as the MAEA (Missouri Art Education Association) Spring Conference, both held in Springfield this year.   The Best of Missouri Hands FRESH ART show will open on First Friday, March 1 and will be featured at Fresh Gallery until March 29. http://www.freshgallery.org (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk

Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents First Friday Live , celebrating Women’s History Month with local emerging artist Jamie Blaine, who will be painting live on the Gillioz stage from 7 to 9:30 p.m. while a host of local female bands perform. During First Friday Live, audience members and guests will be able to bid on Jamie’s live creation to be sold at the end of the evening. Also, enjoy a display of works by women artists who are past and current OTC students. Learn more about Jamie Blaine’s original creative talent on YouTube: www.youtube.com/bananajamana  Check out Art Overload and Painting Carrie Hope Fletcher: You will be amazed! www.gillioz.org

LoweryGood Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Στρατογραφια (Stratografia) by Todd Lowery, and Life on the Hot Lunch Line by Lynley Farris in March. Lowery’s show “examines in sections the repeated chromatic layers that compose a painting, at and below the surface. Skeletal land, corporeal sea and the breath of sky. Sunlight, water, air. Echo. Concrete, stone, and epoch. Remnants, ruins, Khora. White paper, color wash strata, imperfect geometries.” Works include: Acrylic on paper 2011-13, multimedia sculpture 2013, Meditations on Greece. Regarding her show, Farris says, “Three years ago I had a realization that I had two major purposes in life. … 1. I need to make art; 2. I need to feed people.  If I made these two activities the priority in my life, it was all the happiness I needed.  On my return back to Springfield, my job quest led me to the roll of a lunch lady. …  What I discovered about the daily happenings of a lunch lady is what I put into my artwork, the whimsical, the sad, the frustrations, the fussy old women, and the sometimes bratty little kids, the things that keep me putting my apron on each day in hopes that by the end of my shift I’ll have one more inspiration for my art.”   The artist will be serving Jell-o and tater tots, enforcing the spirit of her show.  (417) 865-7055 http://www.goodgirlartgallery.com  Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat

Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., Will Be Closed for the March Art Walk but will return with New Exhibitions in April. Hawthorn Galleries showcases a fresh and ever-changing selection of original artworks, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewelry. Exhibitions rotate approximately every month, with a constant inventory of gallery favorites on hand at all times. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County, 155 Park Central Square, presents Sun, Sports and Summer Fun: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Springfield-Greene County Parks. Take a step back in time and see how our parks have contributed to the community and its people for over 100 years. Enjoy amazing images and artifacts of sports, picnics, boating, playgrounds, wild animals, camps, caves, springs, ice skating, lakes, swimming, amusement rides and skating rinks. Free admission during Art Walk! (417) 864-1976 http://springfieldhistorymuseum.org/

Kiss My Gas Scooters!, 212 S. Campbell, presents Art by Stephen Craig, John Payne, Brian Mooney and Amber Dougan, plus enjoy the latest models of scooters and accessories, and apparel for the well-dressed rider. www.kissmygasscooters.com (417) 863-9600.

majoor2MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents an installation by internationally renowned Dutch Typography Designer Martin Majoor, March 1-April 19. Check out his work at www.martinmajoor.com.  (417) 829-5092 http://art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm  Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays

MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, focuses on Pakistan during the March Art Walk at the Morris Center.  The center will be displaying Photographs by Omar Al Qabandi, a student from Kuwait. (417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Department of Art and Design Photography Exhibition. Enjoy the First Friday Art Walk reception 6-10 p.m. The exhibit continues through March 23 but will be closed March 9-17 for Spring Break. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu  Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays

Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, presents a variety of different artists – local and global – including one of our favorites, Isaac Karner. Nomad will resume live art and music in April. Plus enjoy Nomad’s latest new arrivals from around the world and always, a few surprises! (417) 559-9695

Cramer 1aObelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Taking Flight, The Art of Stephanie Cramer  “Center stage in my art is the figure — an object in motion, as if the figure is caught, just for an instant; a glimpse, a snapshot before the gesture is complete. I’m not in search of exact representation. I’m intent rather on provoking a sense of tension or intensity. These plus color, bring the emotion to the painting. Whether spatial or expressionistic, the implied relationship between figures is intended to arouse curiosity. Painting is like a freeze frame. It helps both the viewer and the painter to pause—if just for a second as we enter into that two dimensional space. Most of the time the stage is imaginary or based on dreams and memories.” — Stephanie Cramer (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.comm

miekley_2OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, proudly presents Photographer Gretchen Miekley’s show: “I am more than…” “Have you ever thought about the labels that are put on people? Some people are labeled because of their skin color or because they have a learning disability or a health condition or a physical deformity or even a different way of believing. … At the end of the day our labels don’t matter. I have accepted the challenge to tackle labels by telling the stories behind the labels. I am fully embracing this fight through photographing some of the strongest individuals you’ll ever meet. All of the subjects of these photographs could easily be labeled. But their labels are our life lessons. … As you look at these photographs, I pray you’ll learn to stand up for a child or friend that may have problems both seen and unseen. I hope you’ll not pass judgment. I pray you’ll not stare if someone looks different from you. I hope you’ll become a voice of good that others need to hear.  I invite you to come experience First Friday Art Walk at the OTC Fine Art Gallery, 3rd Floor of The Gillioz Theatre, on March 1 to celebrate my heroes. They’ve chosen to share their stories so others will see well beyond the labels. Peace, Love, Photos!” – Gretch Also, don’t miss the First Friday Live show in the Gillioz lobby and theater. This celebration of National Women’s History Month is a collaboration between OTC Fine Art Gallery and MSU English department. (417) 447-8873 Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. F; and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Fridays

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Correspondence: The Postcard as an Art Form by Hannah Sheehan and Acrylic and Mixed Media Paintings and Poetry by Bill Shultz, plus, from 7 to 9 p.m., join the library for Springfield Regional Opera’s popular program Operazzi. This opera and musical theater cabaret features SRO’s Young Artists and Studio Artists along with members of our community. This is your opportunity to see fine young talent sing everything from Puccini to Gershwin. (417) 831-1342 www.facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary  Open 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat

Photographer Lane Simmons at Randy Bacon Studio & Gallery

Photographer Lane Simmons at Randy Bacon Studio & Gallery

Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., is excited to host an opening art reception for Lane Simmons, Professor of Photography at Evangel University.  The reception is free and open to the public, Friday March 1 as part of the First Friday Art Walk. Two of Simmons favorite subjects to photograph are landscapes and old, dilapidated buildings. “God’s love for people and His infinite creativity are reflected through this wonderful playground we call earth,” says Simmons. Simmons feels dilapidated buildings represent the hopes, dreams and memories of the people who inhabited them. He is drawn to these subjects because they are layered with shapes and textures. He predominately works in black and white – it dissects the subject into its basic shape and texture. “I’ve discovered the magic of High Dynamic Range Digital Photography. HDR Photography renders the subject with extreme detail not achievable in normal photography.” Simmons’ current work reflects his love of photojournalism and landscape. The Bacon Gallery is also excited to welcome Creativore Agency. As part of the First Friday Art Walk, Creativore will give the public a sneak preview of their new location and creativity. Creativore is an agency where marketing is their passion and specialty. (417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat

katallieRevel Advertising at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Featured Artist Kat Allie in March. “I want people to view my artwork as very sensory and engaging. Working with hot beeswax, damar resin and oil pigment allows me immediate access to the natural or organic state of creating. The encaustic medium transforms from a liquid to a solid within seconds. Acting and reacting becomes intuitive and transcendental. I’m inherently drawn to nature for my subject. Nature transforms and abstracts as I sense and experience it through the human condition. My ultimate hope is for the viewer to connect, if even for a split second, with the splendid colors and textures that compose life.” — Kat Allie (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com

RSVPaint, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, a proud Art Walk sponsor, will be open to the public from 6 to10 p.m. while local artist Carl Glasemeyer teaches a two-hour BYOB painting class featuring his painting, Escape, from 6:45-9pm.  Stop by to see what RSVPaint has to offer.  If you’d like to take the class, RSVP at http://www.rsvpaint.com/event/escape/ .  Come paint with us!  Cost is $35 in advance. Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting, at a cost of $40 cash. Come paint with us! (417) 569-4492 www.RSVPaint.com.

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents A Variety of Artwork for the March 1 Art Walk. Enjoy the Brewing Company’s display space, and check out their great menu and variety of unique, locally brewed beverages and featured seasonal brews. 417-832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., is a working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, Springfield Hot Glass offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays! (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

seed-pod-image1Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., presents Andy Rogers: Natural Reflection, an exhibition of current work by Missouri ceramic artist Andy Rogers. The exhibit debuts with an artist’s reception during the March 1 Art Walk and continues through March 29. Andy sculpts pieces out of clay to resemble, but not copy, objects he observes in the natural world. He works with a variety of clays, each adding different qualities to the final piece. His surfaces are varied both in material and application. He dips, sprays, brushes, and airbrushes layers of colored slip, terra sigillattas, glazes, stains, and acrylic paints to achieve surfaces rich in color and texture. “Beauty, for me, is the quiet, the growing, the naturally emerging vessels produced by the earth,” Andy says. “I, in turn, push my creativity to develop new objects that could likely be found living and growing in nature.” On Saturday, March 2, Andy will give a demonstration workshop, “Thrown and Altered,” on his sculptural approach to throwing, altering and assembly, as well as sculptural techniques and discussion on texture and color through glazing. The fee for the March 2 workshop is $40 and space is limited; to pre register, contact Springfield Pottery: info@springfieldpottery.com. (417) 864-4677. www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

TAG Media, 334 E. Walnut, and University Plaza invite you to Art Walk Live! Enjoy live music, local art and a TAG Magazine Release Party each First Friday. Shuttle service provided from UP to TAG Media. (417) 501-8605 http://tagsgf.com

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, welcomes The Future is Now: Drawing on 21st Century Skills, a K-12 collaborative student-and- teacher art exhibit that debuts during the March 1 Art Walk. Presented by the Missouri Art Education Association, The Future is Now includes modern, human-inspired sculptures featuring teachers and students alike. Celebrate National Youth Art Month with the First Friday Art Walk Reception, 6-9 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through March 29. The mission of MAEA is to advocate quality visual arts education by supporting creative teaching, providing opportunities for professional development, and encouraging the study and implementation of best practices in the art education discipline.  (417) 864-7333 http://www.upspringfield.com


First Friday Art Walk invites Art Lovers, Music Lovers to ‘Be our Valentine’ in February

January 22, 2013
Holistic Hummiingbird by Rachel Brown

Holistic Hummingbird by Rachel Brown at Hawthorn Galleries.

Love is in the air, and on the Art Walk, in February! Join First Friday Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. Feb. 1 for a passionate collection of live art, live music, and a few surprises in 28 participating venues. To preview the art, and plan your Art Walk experience, View the February 2013 First Friday Art Walk Newsletter and/or View the February 2013 First Friday Art Walk Map

A favorite Art Walk event returns with the Fifth Annual Hearts for the Arts Exhibition and Silent Auction at The Creamery Arts Center. Bid on 55 original, heart-themed artworks to support Springfield Regional Arts Council’s arts education programming!

Other highlights of the February Walk include:

  • Abundant Life Covenant Church brings the mission experience to Park Central Square with Mission Honduras!
  • Canvas presents Featured Artist Keenan Scott, and the gallery also unveils its new emphasis, the one-hour art program 8×10 Focus
  • Good Girl Art Gallery takes a daring, adults-only turn with its February show: Per (your) Version by Artist Michael Kemp.
  • Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building is proud to present Just Being: The Art of Janene Moser.
  • Art Walk’s university-sponsored galleries return in February with a wide variety of shows at Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz and MSU’s Brick City Gallery, Center of International Programs and Student Exhibition Center.
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Untitled by Charles Ketcham, Hearts for the Arts at The Creamery Arts Center

Art Walk’s sponsors are joining the fun for February! Nomad presents Live Music and Live Art plus an Art Auction for the Missouri State Chapter of the National Art Education Association; RSVPaint invites you to watch a painting class in action – or join in by registering at www.rsvpaint.com; and The Gillioz Theatre’s First Friday Live features art by Painter Jake Bush and Southern Rock by The Bootheel: doors open at 8 p.m.; the music starts at 9:30. The concert is free for age 21 and up; $3 for under 21.

Family Art Night provides Affordable Child Care

The Downtown Y offers affordable child care for Art Walking parents via Family Art Night, serving ages 3 months to 12 years, 6:30-9 p.m. for only $10 per child with preregistration; $13 without preregistration. Kids enjoy healthy activities and snacks, story time and a hands-on art project to take home. Call (417) 862-8962, ext. 149, for information or to preregister.

February 2013 Gallery Guide

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents Mission Honduras! With images from members of Abundant Life mission team from their recent trip to minister to the people of Honduras. Plus, enjoy LIVE music and FREE refreshments. (417) 864-4971 http://www.abundantlifecovenantchurch.com Office hours 9-4:30 p.m. M-F; Services 7:30 p.m. W, 10 a.m. Sun

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, explores the theme of Life in Motion with a variety of artists in February. (417) 868-8077 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat

Canvas, 315 South Avenue, proudly presents Featured Artist Keenan Scott in February. Keenan is a mixed media artist whose work has graced Canvas for some time. Usually working in large scale, Keenan is known for his attention to detail and his lively ideas for displays of thought. Canvas has also launched a new arts emphasis titled 8×10 Focus. This one-hour arts program will feature different area artists each month who will focus their artistic discipline on a chosen word. The completed 8×10 Focus projects will be featured in a themed program on the third Friday of each month. Class Act Promotions is also glad to promote its monthly program of staged readings from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Star Trek” every third Saturday. (417) 869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents the Fifth Annual Hearts for the Arts Exhibition and Auction. Online bidding began Jan. 11 on 55 original, heart-themed artworks featured in Springfield Regional Arts Council’s yearly display and silent auction. Bids start at $10 and increase in $5 increments. The event culminates with a public reception 6-9 p.m. Feb. 1 during First Friday Art Walk. All art is donated by area artists. Funds raised go to support SRAC’s year-round arts education programming, including Free Art Day, Growing Up in the Arts, Vincent Van GOAT and field trips to The Creamery Arts Center. www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents Acrylics by Stevia Bonebrake, plus New Work by Photographer Carl James. DB Design also offers a unique collection of original pottery by Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343  (417) 864-4343

Rhizome Show Poster July1Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Rhizome, featuring the multivalent and wide-ranging work of multidisciplinary artist Blaine Whisenhunt. This exhibition features recent work that evolved from an examination of the shares language of art, architecture, math, science and culture, capturing the artist’s work in a state of transitioning modalities. “Rhizome is both modality and metaphor, as structure of both society and mind, as a nonhierarchical emergent body of work.” – Joseph Blaine Whisenhunt. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, presents A Show to Be Announced for the Feb. 1, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat

Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artist Bill Baunach Sketching Live during the Feb. 1 Art Walk. Farmers Gastropub is a great place to start or end your First Friday Art Walk with a burger and a pint! Named “Best British Restaurant in the World” by The Telegraph. (417) 864-6994 http://www.farmersgastropub.com Food service 11 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents the Fourth Annual Fresh Gallery Anniversary Silent Auction on Feb. 1. Wish Fresh a happy anniversary, and bid on your favorite works in Fresh’s fabulous silent auction, featuring all-original art by regional talents. A cooperative gallery of fine art and craft, Fresh features works in a wide variety of media; choose from paintings, jewelry, pottery, woodcarving and more, plus beautiful art cards and gift items. http://www.freshgallery.org (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk

per(your)versionGood Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents an adults-only show that is NOT appropriate for children: Per (your) Version by Artist Michael Kemp. “Le Miroir Noir, held up to each of us, reveals the true reason for our society’s ‘unhealthy obsession’ with fantasized, high-gloss sex, over-the-top violence and ‘insanity’ that appeals to nearly every individual on one level or another: the complete freedom to do what we wish, regardless of others or the consequences. These ‘perversions,’ in fact, are a perfectly natural outlet, distancing ourselves from these avatars of the darker angels of our true nature by permitting ourselves the lucid dream that has become our pornography, our tales of vengeance, justice and death.” (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat

Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., showcases a fresh and ever-changing selection of original artworks, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewelry. Exhibitions rotate approximately every month, with a constant inventory of gallery favorites on hand at all times. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County, 155 Park Central Square, presents Sun, Sports and Summer Fun: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Springfield-Greene County Parks. Take a step back in time and see how our parks have contributed to the community and its people for over 100 years. Enjoy amazing images and artifacts of sports, picnics, boating, playgrounds, wild animals, camps, caves, springs, ice skating, lakes, swimming, amusement rides and skating rinks. Free admission during Art Walk! (417) 864-1976 http://springfieldhistorymuseum.org/

Kiss My Gas Scooters!, 212 S. Campbell, presents Art by Stephen Craig, John Payne, Brian Mooney and Amber Dougan, plus enjoy the latest models of scooters and accessories, and apparel for the well-dressed rider. www.kissmygasscooters.com (417) 863-9600.

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents Artist Rodney Frew in the West Gallery, and his former students Marcus Howell and Chad Woody in the East Gallery in a show titled Prints, Drawings and Other Artifacts. (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays

MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, in the Jim D. Morris Center, presents The Country of Morocco for the Feb. 1, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents The Foundations Exhibition for the Feb. 1 First Friday Art Walk. One of the most interesting yearly exhibits at the center, the Foundations Exhibit features works from beginning level classes that demonstrate students’ understanding of various artistic concepts. Works featured come from Art 100: Two-Dimensional Design; Art 101: Three-Dimensional Design; Art 115: Drawing I; and Art 215: Drawing II. (417) 836-6999 http://www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays

Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, presents Live Art and Live Music, plus an Art Auction for the Missouri State Chapter of the National Art Education Association, which is raising money to go to a conference in Ft. Worth, Texas.  Also, enjoy Nomad’s  latest new arrivals from around the world and always, a few surprises! (417) 559-9695

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Just Being: The Art of Janene Moser. “It seems to me we are all looking for stillness, a time when the mind stops its incessant chatter and when there is a sense of no time,k no judgment, no self-concern. When I paint, I find myself experiencing just being. There is only the process of painting: color juxtaposing, shapes appearing, mood being evoked. There is no self-consciousness, there is no painter, there is only painting.” – Janene Moser (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, kicks off the spring 2013 semester with its Annual Fine Art Faculty Showcase. The gallery will present original artworks by full-time and adjunct faculty. A wide variety of mediums and techniques will be on display, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and mixed-media assemblage. Among the featured instructors are Tom McCune, Cathy Clemens, Kat Allie, Cynthia Moore, Megan Frauenhoffer and Jim Delgadillo. OTC Fine Art Gallery will also feature a unique “green” or upcycled metal sculptures from guest artist/welding instructor Tom Stage. Join us for an evening of warm camaraderie with conversations about artwork, process and technique, as well as sources of inspiration. (417) 447-8873 Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. F; and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Fridays

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Photography by Amber Dougan and Kelsea Schreiber, plus don’t miss the First Friday Art Talk by Caitlin Golike on the topic of Art Deco Furniture: A Reflection of the People, Style and Culture of the “Time Between the Wars.” Photographer Amber Dougan converts the world of fairy tale princesses into modern society with Princesses in the Modern World, while Kelsea Schreiber invites viewers to Take a Walk in My Shoes, a humanizing portrayal of the area’s homeless residents, presented in coordination with Council of Churches of the Ozarks’ Homeless Services. (417) 831-1342 facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary Open 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat

Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., Will Be Closed for the Feb. 1, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat

Revel Advertising at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents A Show to Be Announced for the Feb. 1, 2013 Art Walk. (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com

RSVPaint, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, a proud Art Walk sponsor, will be open to the public from 6 to10 p.m. while artist Rebekah Polly teaches a two-hour BYOB painting class featuring her painting, Swirling Turtle, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Stop by to see what RSVPaint has to offer. If you’d like to take the class, RSVP at http://www.rsvpaint.com/event/swirling-turtle-2/. Cost is $35 in advance. Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting, at a cost of $40 cash. Come paint with us! (417) 569-4492 www.RSVPaint.com.

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents A Variety of Artwork for the Feb. 1 Art Walk. Enjoy the Brewing Company’s new display space, and check out their great menu and variety of unique, locally brewed beverages and featured seasonal brews. 417-832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., presents its 10th annual demonstration of Glass Hearts, Flowers, Perfume Bottles & Vases, just in time for Valentine’s Day! (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that features some of the best examples of fine craft in clay, wood, metal, glass, fibers, photography, printmaking and jewelry by over 45 local, regional and national artists. (417) 864-4677. www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

TAG Media, 334 E. Walnut, and University Plaza invite you to Art Walk Live! Enjoy live music, local art and a TAG Magazine Release Party each First Friday. Shuttle service provided from UP to TAG Media. (417) 501-8605 http://tagsgf.com

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, in partnership with member TAG Media, invites you to enjoy Art Walk Live. University Plaza has expanded its display space to include the Terrace Grille area. Enjoy a reception for University Plaza’s newest art collection, featuring fine artwork by local artists Daniel Flodin, Mary Hamilton, Brian Mooney, Justin Gault, Carl Glasemeyer and John Payne, plus live local music, live art, live food demonstrations, Springfield Brewing Co. beers and infused cocktails in Springfield’s classiest atrium. When you’re ready to continue your Art Walk, jump on the UP shuttle to TAG Media HQ for live music, art and the monthly magazine release party. You’ll be right at the heart of the action to continue your night; then catch the shuttle back to UP to pick up your car. (417) 864-7333 http://www.upspringfield.com

 


Downtown Springfield, Mo., welcomes New Year 2013 With a Cozy Little Art Walk 6-10 p.m. on Jan. 4

December 21, 2012
Art by Penny Gordon-Chumbley's show The Colors of Joy at Good Girl Art Gallery

Art by Penny Gordon-Chumbley as featured in her show The Colors of Joy at Good Girl Art Gallery

As the Christmas holiday frenzy fades, embrace a New Year, a new start and new ART in a cozy little First Friday Art Walk in January. View the January 2013 First Friday Art Walk Map to plan your route this Friday, and for the latest info and images, View the January 2013 First Friday Art Walk Newsletter!

The January Art Walk is traditionally a smaller, cozier affair as some of our members take time off for family, while others are on Winter Break with their universities. Regardless, there’s plenty of live art, live music, fun, fellowship and more in 17 participating venues 6-10 p.m. Jan. 4. Highlights include:

  • Art Inspired pulls out all the stops in January, flooding its venue with original works by 10+ artists.
  • Good Girl Art Gallery presents The Colors of Joy: Acrylic Paintings by Penny Gordon-Chumbley.
  • The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County reflects on a century of local fun and recreation with Sun, Sports and Summer Fun: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Springfield-Greene County Parks.
  • Park Central Branch Library puts the focus on local history in January with The Civil War in Springfield.
  • Obelisk Home and Revel Advertising welcome 2013 with The Collaborative, a show featuring 13 artists who have previously shown work at The Inspired Commerce Building.

Art Walk’s sponsors are also stepping up to add to the fun for January! Nomad continues its original presentations of Live Music and Live Art; RSVPaint invites you to watch a painting class in action – or join in by registering at www.rsvpaint.com/event/marble-tree-ffaw/; and The Gillioz Theatre’s First Friday Live event features art by H.E. Croan and acoustic Gypsy jazz by Belladonna: doors open at 8 p.m.; the music starts at 9:30. The concert is free for age 21 and up; $3 for under 21.

Family Art Night provides Affordable Child Care

The Downtown Y offers affordable child care for Art Walking parents via Family Art Night, serving ages 3 months to 12 years, 6:30-9 p.m. for only $10 per child with preregistration; $13 without preregistration. Kids enjoy healthy activities and snacks, story time and a hands-on art project to take home. Call (417) 862-8962, ext. 149, for information or to preregister.

January 2013 Gallery Guide

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents More Winter Photography by Chris Wood Harold Patterson and Dr. Annette Wardell. Plus, LIVE music and FREE refreshments. (417) 864-4971 http://www.abundantlifecovenantchurch.com Office hours 9-4:30 p.m. M-F; Services 7:30 p.m. W, 10 a.m. Sun

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, will flood its walls and every available space in the store with works by more than 10 local artists including Gary Rupar, Paula St. James, John Payne, Karla Trammell and many more! (417) 868-8077 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat

Canvas, 315 South Avenue, is designed to connect people relationally through the creative arts and to see the city transformed through Performances and Visual Art, Dance, Music and Writing. (417) 869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment

The CreameryArtsCenter, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat

Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artist Bill Baunach Sketching Live during the Jan. 4 Art Walk. Farmers Gastropub is a great place to start or end your First Friday Art Walk with a burger and a pint! Named “Best British Restaurant in the World” by The Telegraph. (417) 864-6994 http://www.farmersgastropub.com Food service 11 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. http://www.freshgallery.org (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk

Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents The Colors of Joy: Acrylic Paintings by Penny Gordon-Chumbley. “As an observer and participant in the natural world, I react with wonder, amusement, joy or curiosity to what I see and experience.” Penny says. “These reactions compel me to paint from the heart, not with a historical or objective eye. As a result, my landscape paintings become imagined settings, conveying my feelings to a particular time and place.”(417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat

Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., showcases a fresh and ever-changing selection of original artworks, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewelry. Exhibitions rotate approximately every month, with a constant inventory of gallery favorites on hand at all times. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

The HistoryMuseum for Springfield-GreeneCounty, 155 Park Central Square, presents Sun, Sports and Summer Fun: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Springfield-Greene County Parks. Take a step back in time and see how our parks have contributed to the community and its people for over 100 years. Enjoy amazing images and artifacts of sports, picnics, boating, playgrounds, wild animals, camps, caves, springs, ice skating, lakes, swimming, amusement rides and skating rinks.Free admission during Art Walk! (417) 864-1976 http://springfieldhistorymuseum.org/

Hollywood Theaters College Station 14, 415 W. College Street, is a family-friendly theater that is proud to show the artistry of cinema 365 days a year, Hollywood showcases Artwork by Springfield Youth. Bring the family and come see the creativity of Springfield’s youth! http://www.gohollywood.com

Kiss My Gas Scooters!, 212 S. Campbell, presents Art by Stephen Craig, John Payne, Brian Mooney and Amber Dougan, plus enjoy the latest models of scooters and accessories, and apparel for the well-dressed rider. www.kissmygasscooters.com (417) 863-9600.

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays

MSUCenter of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, in the Jim D. Morris Center, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu

MSUStudentExhibitionCenter, 838 E. Walnut St., Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 836-6999 http://www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays

Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, presents Live Art and Live Music for the Jan. 4 Art Walk, plus the latest new arrivals from around the world and always, a few surprises! (417) 559-9695

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents The Collaborative, a collection of work from 13 local artists. Our January installation will be a collection of artists that we have featured throughout the previous year. Presenting 13 artists with such varied mediums and styles in one location, gives us a unique opportunity to embrace new perspectives. On display is work from Stephanie Cramer, Gavyn Sky, Kat Allie, Jane Troup, Mary Hamilton, Karen Schneider, Dustin Burgert, Isaac Karner, T.D. Scott, Emily Million, James Eric Richardson, Crystal Moody and Jenny McGee. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 447-8873 Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. F; and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Fridays

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites visitors to experience The Civil War in Springfield. This collaborative exhibit from the Library and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield depicts soldiers, civilians and artifacts from Springfield during the Civil War. (417) 831-1342 facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary Open 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat

Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat

Revel Advertising at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, proudly joins Obelisk Home in presenting The Collaborative, an installation featuring 13 fantastic local artists previously shown at the Inspired Commerce Building. (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com

RSVPaint, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, a proud Art Walk sponsor, will be open to the public from 6 to 10 p.m. during Art Walk while artist Rebekah Polly teaches a 2-hour BYOB painting class featuring her painting, Marble Tree, 6:45-9 p.m. Stop by to see what RSVPaint has to offer. If you’d like to take the class, RSVP at www.rsvpaint.com/event/marble-tree-ffaw/. Cost is $35 in advance. Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting, at a cost of $40 cash. Come paint with us! (417) 569-4492 www.RSVPaint.com.

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents New Artwork by John Payne, Cindy Quayle and Allen St. Onge. Enjoy the Brewing Company’s new display space, and check out their great menu and variety of unique, locally brewed beverages and featured seasonal brews. 417-832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk in order to perform maintenance on its glass furnace.(417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that features some of the best examples of fine craft in clay, wood, metal, glass, fibers, photography, printmaking and jewelry by over 45 local, regional and national artists. (417) 864-4677. www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

TAG Media, 334 E. Walnut, and University Plaza invite you to Art Walk Live! Enjoy live music, local art and a TAG Magazine Release Party each First Friday. Shuttle service provided from UP to TAG Media. (417) 501-8605 http://tagsgf.com

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, in partnership with member TAG Media, invites you to enjoy Art Walk Live. University Plaza has expanded its display space to include the Terrace Grille area. Enjoy a reception for University Plaza’s newest art collection, featuring fine artwork by local artists Daniel Flodin, Mary Hamilton, Brian Mooney, Justin Gault, Carl Glasemeyer and John Payne, plus live local music, live art, live food demonstrations, Springfield Brewing Co. beers and infused cocktails in Springfield’s classiest atrium. When you’re ready to continue your Art Walk, jump on the UP shuttle to TAG Media HQ for live music, art and the monthly magazine release party. You’ll be right at the heart of the action to continue your night; then catch the shuttle back to UP to pick up your car. (417) 864-7333 http://www.upspringfield.com


First Friday Art Walk presents a winter wonderland of lights, art, live music, shopping and more Dec. 7

November 19, 2012
Fraught With Implication - by Brian Mooney at Kiss My Gas Scooters

Fraught With Implication – by Brian Mooney at Kiss My Gas Scooters

As the last of the leaves fall, downtown Springfield is transformed into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights, festive feasts, holiday shopping, live entertainment and art, art, ART! View the December 2012 First Friday Art Walk Map to plan your personal Art Walk experience or View the December 2012 First Friday Art Walk Newsletter for a sneak preview of the art.

Wrap up in your warmest wear and venture downtown for inspiring light displays, original art, live music, live theater and more in First Friday Art Walk’s 28 participating venues, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 7. Among the highlights:

The Creamery Arts Center presents Objects of Desire, an exhibition of mixed media and functional pieces sponsored by Dianne Elizabeth Osis of Springfield Business Journal.

Art from The Back of Beyond by Vanessa Woods at Drury Pool Art Center Gallery

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery presents The Back of Beyond, a solo exhibition including photographs and films by San Francisco artist Vanessa Woods.

The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery presents Famous Last Words, featuring themed student artwork.

Share the spirit of giving at Fresh Gallery, which features a special selection of smaller pieces perfect for gift giving in its show Small Art for a Big Christmas.

The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County debuts an exciting new display, Sun, Sports and Summer Fun: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Springfield-Greene County Parks in December.

History Museum Park exhibit1MSU Center of International Programs invites you to enjoy Christmas around the Globe. Visit with International Students about their Holiday traditions, and enjoy free cookies and drinks.

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz provides an arts extravaganza with the 5th Annual Fine Art Student Showcase Fall Exhibition 2012.

Art from My Imaginary Friends at Good Girl Art Gallery

Park Central Branch Library presents Nazi Souvenir-Photography and the Holocaust: Drawing the Banality of Evil by Jacek Fraczak.

Join Randy Bacon Studio & Gallery for A Comfy Christmas Gala, with live Christmas music and cookies, artists and vendors offering original gifts.

See Springfield Hot Glass Studio artists magically transform glass into brilliant, one-of-a-kind Christmas Ornaments in live glassblowing demonstrations.

Looking for the perfect gift for Hanukkah or Christmas? Springfield Pottery invites you to its Annual Artists in Residence Holiday Show and Sale.

Neon Gasp-by Daniel Flodin at University Plaza

Neon Gasp-by Daniel Flodin at University Plaza

UniversityPlaza holds an artists’ reception for its latest fine art collection, featuring works by Daniel Flodin, Mary Hamilton, Brian Mooney, Justin Gault, Carl Glasemeyer and John Payne.

Among the special events in December, don’t miss The Gillioz Theatre’s new event, First Friday Live, an art show and concert featuring painter/animator Cameron Thomas and the electronic hip hop of J-None. Doors open at 8 p.m. and music begins at 9:30. The concert is free for age 21 and up; $3 for under 21.

Family Art Night provides Affordable Child Care

The Downtown Y offers affordable child care for Art Walking parents via Family Art Night, serving ages 3 months to 12 years, 6:30-9 p.m. for only $10 per child with preregistration; $13 without preregistration. Kids enjoy healthy activities and snacks, story time and a hands-on art project to take home. Call (417) 862-8962, ext. 149, for information or to preregister.

December 2012 Gallery Guide

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents Winter Photography by Chris Wood and Dr. Annette Wardell and Ornaments in the Sky: Hot Air Balloon Images by Harold Patterson. Plus, LIVE music  and FREE refreshments. (417) 864-4971, http://www.abundantlifecovenantchurch.com Office hours 9-4:30 p.m. M-F; Services 7:30 p.m. W, 10 a.m. Sun.

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, will be Closed to the General Public for a Private Event during the Dec. 7 Art Walk. “We at Art Inspired are dedicated to making a difference in our community as well as in our environment. Through paper received through our document disposal service, we are able to recycle our paper pulp into various pieces of art as well as other marketable items. Our recycled paper products are visibly created in our store and available for purchase. In addition, we are proud to offer an integrated work environment to people of all abilities. We support our art community by displaying local works of art and also offer a classroom space for a hands-on experience.” 417-868-8077 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat

Canvas, 315 South Avenue, presents A Show to Be Announced for the December Art Walk. Canvas is designed to connect people relationally through the creative arts and to see the city transformed through Performances and Visual Art, Dance, Music and Writing. (417) 869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents Objects of Desire, an exhibition of mixed media and functional pieces. Artists are invited to submit pieces in the media of their choice: a painted lamp, table, door and other mixed media assemblages will be right at home in this exhibition. Two-dimensional work must be ready to hang and three-dimensional display work must be planned with SRAC. All work must be dropped off at The Creamery Arts Center on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Objects of Desire is the brainchild of Dianne Elizabeth Osis, of the Springfield Business Journal, and Stephanie Cramer, of Springfield Regional Arts Council. “Objects of Desire” is a follow-up to a 2010 exhibition titled “Open Doors at the Creamery” which incorporated door-themed works of art. SRAC is dedicated to providing artists opportunities in the community. SRAC will receive a 25% commission on all works sold at Objects of Desire. For inquiries or to make a submission, please contact SRAC at (417) 862-ARTS (2787) or Info@SpringfieldArts.org. www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents Acrylics by Stevia Bonebrake in December, plus ongoing displays of oils by Karolyn Farrell and photography by Carl James. DB Design also offers a unique collection of original pottery by Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents The Back of Beyond: Works by Vanessa Woods through Jan. 28, 2013. A solo exhibition, including photographs and films by San Francisco artist Woods, The Back of Beyond explores fictive universes that push the boundaries of the narrative form. As a photographer and 16mm filmmaker, Woods is interested in the relationship between static and dynamic images, and how both can generate spaces in which new systems can be imagined. Many of her films use her black-and-white photographs as source material, wherein the photographic document is relied on partly as an object of truth, and partly as an infinitely malleable image-base. The flux between the still and moving image allows narratives to continually develop and provides a means for examining conceptual relationships between photography, time, symbols and memory. Drawing from surrealism, Woods’ work transforms “real space” through extensive manipulation and layering that includes re-photography, collage, sewing and multiple exposures in-camera. These processes catalyze unexpected chances that allow her to further investigate facets of symbolism, memory and dream. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, presents Famous Last Words for the Dec. 7 Art Walk. This show features student work, some of which responds to the theme of “Famous Last Words,” given the interest in the Mayan Calendar coming to an end in December 2012. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat

Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artist Bill Baunach Sketching Live during the Dec. 7 Art Walk. Farmers Gastropub is a great place to start or end your First Friday Art Walk with a burger and a pint! Named “Best British Restaurant in the World” by The Telegraph. (417) 864-6994 http://www.farmersgastropub.com Food service 11 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Small Art for a Big Christmas during the Dec. 7 Art Walk.   Art can be the most meaningful gift one can give without spending a fortune.  Beginning First Friday, Dec 7 and running until the end of December,  Fresh Art Gallery will be showcasing a collection of small, affordable art works  including handmade jewelry, sculptures in clay or wood, and prints and originals in various mediums.  So, make a big Christmas for your loved ones and friends with a small piece of art from Fresh Art Gallery! Fresh is a cooperative gallery operated by regional artists and sponsored by the Springfield Regional Arts Council. http://www.freshgallery.org (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk

Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents My Imaginary Friends, a show by Artist William Harmon. A local Springfield artist working in ceramics and fiber arts, Harmon creates imaginative sculptural pieces and intricate embroidery work. He holds a BFA in ceramics from MSU, and an MFA in fiber art from KU. My Imaginary Friends showcases a continuing theme of blending fantasy and reality. Harmon is influenced by many sources, among them, Latin American art, particularly the paintings of Frida Kahlo, plus children’s literature, traditional quilting and needlework, and Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante. In his own words, “I hope my art provides a certain sense of nostalgia, a narrative quality and yes, a sense of whimsy.” (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat

Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., showcases a fresh and ever-changing selection of original artworks, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewelry. Exhibitions rotate approximately every month, with a constant inventory of gallery favorites on hand at all times. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

The HistoryMuseum for Springfield-GreeneCounty, 155 Park Central Square, presents Sun, Sports and Summer Fun: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Springfield-Greene County Parks. Take a step back in time and see how our parks have contributed to the community and its people for over 100 years. Enjoy amazing images and artifacts of sports, picnics, boating, playgrounds, wild animals, camps, caves, springs, ice skating, lakes, swimming, amusement rides and skating rinks.Free admission during Art Walk! (417) 864-1976 http://springfieldhistorymuseum.org/

Hollywood Theaters College Station 14, 415 W. College Street, is a family-friendly theater that is proud to show the artistry of cinema 365 days a year, Hollywood showcases Artwork by Springfield Youth. Bring the family and come see the creativity of Springfield’s youth! http://www.gohollywood.com

Kiss My Gas Scooters!, 212 S. Campbell, presents Art by Stephen Craig, John Payne, Brian Mooney and Amber Dougan, plus enjoy the latest models of scooters and accessories, and apparel for the well-dressed rider. www.kissmygasscooters.com (417) 863-9600.

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, present Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibitions, during the Dec. 7 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays

MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, in the Jim D. Morris Center,featuresChristmas around the Globe. Visit with International Students about their Holiday traditions, and enjoy free cookies and drinks. The Center of International Programs brings a new international experience to each monthly Art Walk! (417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the art of four students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. The exhibit starts on Tuesday, Nov. 27, with a closing reception 6-10 p.m. during the Dec. 7 First Friday Art Walk. Students involved in this exhibit will showcase a number of media as they present the final show of their studies at Missouri State University.  Participating artists are Jessica Kiel, Photography; Katie Piatt, Fabric and Mixed Media Installation; Kerra Taylor, Sculpture and Painting; and Sarah Wolken, Painting. (417) 836-6999 http://www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays

Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, presents Live Art and Live Music for the Dec. 7 Art Walk, plus a Silent Art Auction and exciting new arrivals from Europe and the South Pacific! 417-559-9695

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Primal Fusion: The art of T.D. Scott “My work reveals a passionate exploration of primitive cultures and the interpretive documentation of my artistic journey. Organic forms, colors and textures define my style and ground my expression. This body of work is called primal fusion. It portrays an ancient art form presented in a modern medium; pigment and carving translated in glass powder and frit. The element of fire intrigues and seduces me throughout this exploration in fused glass.” ­— T.D. Scott (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents the 5th Annual Fine Art Student Showcase Fall Exhibition 2012, featuring artwork from Fall 2012 Ozarks Technical Community College Fine Art Students, live music, live theatrical performance and more. Highlighted Visual Art classes are Drawing I, Two Dimensional Design, and Painting I. Live performances throughout the evening include Songwriting, Piano and Classical Guitar I students, as well as the our OTC Vocal Performers. Theater 101 students will be performing original short one act plays beginning at 8:30pm. Come celebrate the creativity and talent of OTC students this semester! We couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the beautiful work they have created and all the hard work they have accomplished. Also, come stick a wish in our wish wall before the holiday break! Special refreshments will be served. All are invited! (417) 447-8873 Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. F; and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Fridays

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites visitors to experience Nazi Souvenir-Photography and the Holocaust: Drawing the Banality of Evil by Jacek Fraczak. In a series of nine pen-and-inking drawings, Polish artist and Missouri State University assistant professor of art and design Jacek Fraczak utilizes the personal photos of a Wehrmacht soldier to convey the viewpoints of Holocaust victims. Don’t miss the First Friday Art Talk at 6 p.m., when Fraczak will discuss the photographs and drawings for his display, with a musical prelude by Broken Lights String Quartet. (417) 831-1342 facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary Open 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat

Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., presents A Comfy Christmas Gala, with live Christmas music and cookies, artists and vendors during the Dec. 7 First Friday Art Walk. The gallery is opening up its “home” for a night of relaxation, transforming into a warm, cozy setting for an evening of holiday fun for all ages. The celebration is free, but bring some cash to pick up those last-minute stocking stuffers and gifts. Several artists and vendors will be selling one-of-a-kind art work, jewelry and more! Photographer, Artist and Filmmaker Randy Bacon will be exhibiting many of his favorite, NEVER BEFORE DISPLAYED still photos! Many of his new images are from his 2012 trips to Cairo and Eastern Europe, and from his visits to other parts of the USA. The gallery will be showing clips from Man Up and Go, his second documentary film that premiered Oct. 20, 2012. In addition, Bacon’s adjoining gallery, Figment Art Gallery and Culture House, is home of four in-house working artists with several other artists’ work on display.(417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat

Revel Advertising at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, proudly presents Featured Artist Jenny McGee for the Dec. 7 Art Walk. (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com

RSVPaint, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, is now an Art Walk Sponsor. RSVPaint will be open to the public from 6-10 p.m. during the Dec. 7 First Friday Art Walk, while artist Rebekah Polly teaches a 2-hour BYOB painting class. The class will feature her painting Blushing Pride from 6:45 to 9 p.m.  Stop by to see what RSVPaint has to offer.  If you’d like to take the class, RSVP at http://www.rsvpaint.com/event/blushing-pride/. The cost is $35 in advance.  Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting, at a cost of $40 cash. Come paint with us! (417) 569-4492 www.RSVPaint.com.

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents New Artwork by John Payne, Cindy Quayle and Allen St-Onge.  Enjoy the Brewing Company’s new display space, and check out their great menu and variety of unique, locally brewed beverages and featured seasonal brews. 417-832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., will demonstrate its beautiful, blown-glass Christmas Ornaments during the Dec. 7 Art Walk, creating magical, one-of-a-kind originals to grace any holiday gathering. A working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, Springfield Hot Glass offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays! (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., presents The Annual Artists in Residence Holiday Show and Sale. This show will feature one-of-a-kind, hand-made pottery from Springfield Pottery’s hard-working staff interns and artists in residence!  A fine craft gallery and community clay center, Springfield Pottery features some of the best examples of fine craft in clay, wood, metal, glass, fibers, photography, printmaking and jewelry by over 45 local, regional and national artists. (417) 864-4677. www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

TAG Media, 334 E. Walnut, and University Plaza invite you to Art Walk Live! Enjoy live music, local art and a TAG Magazine Release Party each First Friday. Shuttle service provided from UP to TAG Media. (417) 501-8605 http://tagsgf.com

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, in partnership with member TAG Media, invites you to enjoy Art Walk Live. University Plaza has expanded its display space to include the Terrace Grille area. Enjoy a reception for University Plaza’s newest art collection, featuring fine artwork by local artists Daniel Flodin, Mary Hamilton, Brian Mooney, Justin Gault, Carl Glasemeyer and John Payne, plus live local music, live art, live food demonstrations, Springfield Brewing Co. beers and infused cocktails in Springfield’s classiest atrium. When you’re ready to continue your Art Walk, jump on the UP shuttle to TAG Media HQ for live music, art and the monthly magazine release party. You’ll be right at the heart of the action to continue your night; then catch the shuttle back to UP to pick up your car. (417) 864-7333 http://www.upspringfield.com


Nov. 2 Art Walk offers a cornucopia of arts experiences: live, a cappella & avant garde!

October 19, 2012

Fractured by Daniel Flodin

Autumn is here, filled with fall leaves, bonfires, warm family gatherings and exciting new ART! Join First Friday Art Walk Nov. 2 to enjoy a Thanksgiving-style feast for the senses, 6-10 p.m. in 28 participating venues. For details on the latest shows, and to plan your route, View the November 2012 First Friday Art Walk Map. To preview the art and get the latest information on First Friday View the November 2012 First Friday Art Walk Newsletter

Some late-breaking additions to the First Friday lineup are must-sees: A brand new show at Springfield Brewing Company featuring Karla Breeding Trammel, Jon Henry Thompson, John Payne and Emily Million, AND a new collection of fine artwork at University Plaza by Daniel Flodin, Mary Hamilton, Brian Mooney, Justin Gault, Carl Glasemeyer and John Payne.

And the Nov. 2 Walk just keeps growing! Another exciting addition:  The Art of Space will begin knitting a gigantic interactive environment at the brand new ideaXfactory, 351 Boonville Avenue,  during First Friday Art Walk. Get hands on with public art!

Be sure to stop by Art Inspired, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, for an a cappella performance by members of the Springfield Metro Chorus, starting at 7 p.m., and be sure to check out Art Inspired’s themed show, Landscapes and Still Life, and Springfield Hot Glass’ Autumn Gold event while you’re there.

Also in November, Art Walk welcomes a new partner in the form of The Gillioz Theatre, which is presenting First Friday Live beginning Nov. 2, a pairing of local music and local art. The event kicks off at 8 p.m. with music beginning at 9:30. Admission is free for adults, $3 for minors. The November show features music by Delta Sol Revival and art by Nick Tarr.

Pundits are calling 2012 the new Year of the Woman, and nowhere is that more true than on Art Walk in November! Experience the 5th Annual Women Artists of the Midwest at Hawthorn Galleries, featuring artists Alishia Brundege, Tricia Courtney, Juanita Herrell, Jennifer Linders, Lyn Phariss, Louise Thies and 2012 inductees Emily Frost and Theresa Rankin. Also, a special treat this month is the traveling exhibit, Outstanding Missouri Women, featuring famed Ozarks native artist, author and poet Rose O’Neill, at Drury Pool Art Center Gallery. Drury has a plethora of events honoring O’Neill’s legacy in November, including the opening of The Rose O’Neill House.

Please note the History Museum for Springfield-Greene County will be closed for the November Art Walk as they prepare an exciting new display Sun, Sports and Summer Fun:  A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Springfield-Greene County Parks which will be on exhibit in December.

OTHER NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

  • THE CREAMERY ARTS CENTER presents Midwest Watercolor Artist Monte Toon; also, don’t miss Toon’s November watercolor workshop!
  • DB DESIGN SALON & GALLERY presents Acrylics by Stevia Bonebrake
  • FRESH GALLERY offers art from the heart with An Art Sale Benefiting Toys for Tots throughout November.
  • OBELISK HOME proudly presents Great Lake, The Art of Karen Schneider

Family Art Night provides Affordable Child Care

The Downtown Y offers affordable child care for Art Walking parents via Family Art Night, serving ages 3 months to 12 years, 6:30-9 p.m. for only $10 per child with preregistration; $13 without preregistration. Kids enjoy healthy activities and snacks, story time and a hands-on art project to take home. Call (417) 862-8962, ext. 149, for information or to preregister.

November 2012 Gallery Guide

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents Fall Photography by Chris Wood, Harold Patterson and Dr. Annette Wardell. Plus, LIVE music and FREE refreshments. (417) 864-4971 http://www.abundantlifecovenantchurch.com Office hours 9-4:30 p.m. M-F; Services 7:30 p.m. W, 10 a.m. Sun

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, presents the theme Landscapes and Still Life in November. “We at Art Inspired are dedicated to making a difference in our community as well as in our environment. Through paper received through our document disposal service, we are able to recycle our paper pulp into various pieces of art as well as other marketable items. Our recycled paper products are visibly created in our store and available for purchase. In addition, we are proud to offer an integrated work environment to people of all abilities. We support our art community by displaying local works of art and also offer a classroom space for a hands-on experience.” 417-868-8077 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat

Canvas, 315 South Avenue, presents Featured Artist John Casillas in November. A fairly new addition to the Springfield scene, Casillas originally hails from Colorado. His work comprises Portraiture Architectural Commentary as he sees it, communicated through drawing, painting and digital media.Canvas is designed to connect people relationally through the creative arts and to see the city transformed through Performances and Visual Art, Dance, Music and Writing. (417) 869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents Midwest Watercolor Artist Monte Toon in November.Enjoy the opening reception for Toon’s solo exhibition at The Creamery 6-9 p.m. during the Nov. 2 First Friday Art Walk, and don’t miss his free artist talk at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at The Creamery. A native of Kansas with more than 43 years of professional watercolor experience and be sure to check out his two-day watercolor technique workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 for only $125. A third day of the workshop is available Nov. 10 for an additional $60. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents Acrylics by Stevia Bonebrake in November, plus ongoing displays of oils by Karolyn Farrell, and photography by Jim Mayfield and Carl James. DB Design also offers a unique collection of original pottery by Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Outstanding Women of Missouri, a traveling exhibition from the Missouri Women’s Council. Outstanding Women of Missouri features more than 75 Missouri women who have made a difference through their leadership, dedication, and courage, including the Ozarks’ own Rose O’Neill. The exhibition includes original work by O’Neill, the famed 20th century artist, poet and author. This show will part of number or events planned on Drury’s campus during the month or November honoring O’Neill’s legacy including the opening of The Rose O’Neill House. This show curated by Jacqueline Warren. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, presents A Show to Be Announced for the Nov. 2 Art Walk. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat

Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artist Bill Baunach Sketching Live during the Nov. 2 Art Walk, plus henna tattoos by Joni Rae Latham. Farmers Gastropub is a great place to start or end your First Friday Art Walk with a burger and a pint! Named “Best British Restaurant in the World” by The Telegraph. (417) 864-6994 http://www.farmersgastropub.com Food service 11 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents An Art Sale Benefiting Toys for Tots during the month of November.Fresh is a cooperative gallery operated by regional artists and sponsored by the Springfield Regional Arts Council. http://www.freshgallery.org (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk

GoodGirlArtGallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents In the Hollow, a show by artist Ashley L. Byers that focuses on her close relationship with her sister and their childhood experiences with mental illness and divorce in the Ozarks. These moody paintings reflect the artist’s memories of her childhood and her struggles in establishing how her past experiences affect her today. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat

Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., presents the 5th Annual Women Artists of the Midwest Exhibition. The WAM exhibit features new artwork by artists Alishia Brundege, Tricia Courtney, Juanita Herrell, Jennifer Linders, Lyn Phariss and Louise Thies. WAM also welcomes 2012 inductees Emily Frost and Theresa Rankin. Women Artists of the Midwest seeks to gain support and recognition for female artists in the Ozarks and throughout the Midwest, cultivating a strong and vibrant artistic community. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County, 155 Park Central Square, Will Be Closed in November to set up an exciting new display for December: Sun, Sports and Summer Fun:  A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary Of Springfield-Greene County Parks. Be sure to join them then, with free admission during Art Walk! (417) 864-1976 http://springfieldhistorymuseum.org/

Hollywood Theaters College Station 14, 415 W. College Street, is a family-friendly theater that is proud to show the artistry of cinema 365 days a year, Hollywood showcases Artwork by Springfield Youth. Bring the family and come see the creativity of Springfield’s youth! http://www.gohollywood.com

Kiss My Gas Scooters!, 212 S. Campbell, presents Art by Stephen Craig, John Payne and Amber Dougan, plus enjoy the latest models of scooters and accessories, and apparel for the well-dressed rider. www.kissmygasscooters.com (417) 863-9600.

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents the Biennial Faculty Exhibition, featuring the work of MSU Art+Design Department professors.(417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays

MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, in the Jim D. Morris Center,features A Country to Be Announced in November. The Center of International Programs brings a new international experience to each monthly Art Walk! (417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Art and Design Department’s Design & Image 2012: Graphic Design and Illustration Student Exhibition. Enjoy the show’s opening artists’ reception during the Nov. 2 Art Walk. Featured art is by graphic design and illustration majors from sophomore, junior and senior classes. On exhibit is student work from the last two years in Two-Dimensional Design for Digital Media, Introduction to Digital Imaging, Computer Animation I and III and the Senior Exhibition classes in these areas. (417) 836-6999 http://www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays

Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, presents Balinese Art, a silent auction, live art and live music in November, plus exciting new arrivals from Europe and the South Pacific! 417-559-9695

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Great Lake: The Art of Karen Schneider in November. “Growing up along the banks of Lake Erie in Ashtabula, Ohio, my wild place was always the beach. The big oak tree, the lift bridge, the view of the harbor, the railroad yards, quiet tide pools, the scent of rain before a storm, sitting on the pier watching the moonrise, sailing: These are the blood-memory landmarks of my childhood. The lake expresses many moods in its many seasons. The abstract frozen ice caps of winter’s crust melt into spring storms, then summer’s warm sun, followed by November’s howling menace. How to pain one gray sky as it is? I no longer live beside the lake, but every trip back, I always reserve a few quiet hours to go walk the beach alone. My paintings in one way or another speak to my circle of quiet. I hope you find something in them that speaks to yours.” – Karen Schneider (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents Nancy Rose: In and Out of Reality in November. “Simply, there are no words for some things. That is why I paint. I have a deep love for being: for taking the moment and making the most of it. My art is an expression of the emotions I feel in those moments, my state of being. It is like I am a collector of people and experiences. I love to share them through varied genre. Abstracts develop stroke by stroke just as a page in a journal becomes written. I create landscapes to express my wonder at the beauty and healing I find in nature. Portraits and figure painting depict my love for the people that come into my life. And animals, well, I can’t resist those eyes!” – Nancy Rose (417) 447-8873 Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. F; and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Fridays

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites visitors to experience Watercolors by Yuehua Qiao. The artist, from Luonyang City, Hunan Province, China, is renowned for her portraits of peonies painted to illustrate poetry. Also, don’t miss the First Friday Art Talk by Moira Traw on Tourism and Cultural Preservation: Woven Arts of the Embera and Wounaan Cultures. Art Talks are coordinated by Dr. Billie Follensbee of the MSU Art History Department. (417) 831-1342 facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary Open 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat

Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., presents Featured Artists Shannon Bacon and Kristin Sims Strong during the Nov. 2 Art Walk, plus live music, free refreshments and incredible art at the Monarch Art Factory. African Embrace: Paintings by Shannon Bacon is inspired by her connection to the people she met in Africa in 2011 and in her and husband Randy’s recent travels to Egypt. “Everybody has a story about life they want to share or remember,” Shannon says. “I desire to hear those and then create a healing or inspirational painting that isn’t ‘just a painting,’ but something a person would look at with meaning and joy.” The Portraits of Africa: Watercolors by Kristen Sims Strong showcases the artist’s stunning portraits of real life portraits by Wynne Elder, official photo artist for the Bacons’ new film, Man Up and Go, which premiered Oct. 20 at Springfield Little Theatre. Strong’s portraits are a conversation about the mysterious nature of God’s image uniquely present in each person. (417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat

Revel Advertising at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents A Show to be Announced for the Nov. 2 Art Walk. (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com

RSVPaint, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, is proud to present Artist Gillian Moore.  The winner of The People’s Choice Award in Art Walk’s 11th Anniversary Art Contest in October, Gillian Moore studied fine art at OTC before beginning her studies at Missouri State University. Recently profiled by the Springfield News-Leader, Gillian loves to paint images inspired by anime and she will be painting live at RSVPaint during the Nov. 2 Art Walk. RSVPaint’s schedule of BYOB painting classes for adults is online at www.RSVPaint.com/schedule. Come paint with us! (417) 569-4492 www.RSVPaint.com.

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Artwork by Mary Hamilton, John Payne, Ann Meese, Alicia Farris, Karla Trammell, Maneesh Anand and Emily Million. Enjoy the Brewing Company’s new display space, and check out their great menu and variety of unique, locally brewed beverages. 417-832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., will demonstrate its line of Autumn Gold pieces during the Nov. 2 Art Walk, crafting gold-tone vases, bowls and giant pumpkins all evening. A working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, Springfield Hot Glass offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays! (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that features examples of fine craft by over 45 local, regional and national artists. (417) 864-4677. www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

TAG Media, 334 E. Walnut, and University Plaza invite you to Art Walk Live! Enjoy live music, local art and a TAG Magazine Release Party each First Friday. Shuttle service provided from UP to TAG Media. (417) 501-8605 http://tagsgf.com

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, in partnership with member TAG Media, presents Art Walk Live. Kick off your Art Walk at University Plaza with Featured Artists Nancy Bryant, Elizabeth Chapman, Stephanie Cramer and John Payne, plus live local music, live art, live food demonstrations, Springfield Brewing Co. beers and infused cocktails in Springfield’s classiest atrium. When you’re ready to continue your Art Walk, jump on the UP shuttle to TAG Media HQ for live music, art and the monthly magazine release party. You’ll be right at the heart of the action to continue your night; then catch the shuttle back to UP to pick up your car. (417) 864-7333 http://www.upspringfield.com


Art Walk announces winners of 2012 Anniversary Art Contest at OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz

October 10, 2012

People’s Choice Award Winner Tree Girl by Gillian Moore

It’s official! First Friday Art Walk has tallied the votes and is proud to announce the winner of the People’s Choice Award in the Art Walk 11th Anniversary Art Contest & Exhibit, as voted on by visitors to the Oct. 5 Art Walk. The winner is Gillian Moore, who receives the honor for her acrylic painting, Tree Girl. First Friday Art Walk and Springfield Regional Arts Council are delighted to honor Moore’s work with the People’s Choice ribbon and $100 cash prize.

Congratulations are in order for all of our winning artists, but especially Melissa J. Szymanski, two-time Grand Prize/First Place winner! Working in colored pencil and mixed media, Szymanski’s incredibly detailed work has wowed our judges for two years running. She continues to set the bar high for this competition. Szymanski’s 2012 winning entry, The Dog Show, takes the first-place ribbon and $250 cash prize.

Grand Prize/First Place winner The Dog Show by Melissa J. Szymanski.

Second-place award winner Rhapsody by Paula Farris Reed.

Painter Paula Farris Reed took second-place honors with her vivid watercolor Rhapsody, a stunning piece that captures the beauty of nature in the form of a single sunflower, painted in sunny jewel tones. Reed’s achievement wins her a second-place ribbon and cash award of $100.

Three-dimensional art was taken to a new level in this year’s competition by sculptor Mike Maloney, who took third-place honors for his gorgeous, nature-inspired bronze, September’s Song, celebrating the grace of antlered might in motion. Mike receives the third-place ribbon and cash award of $50.

Art Walk judges also tapped four entries for Honorable Mention: Dancing Crow, an oil painting by Thia Schuler; Love Bugs, a photograph by Brandon Alms; Snowy Morning, an iPhone image on aluminum by Elise Ellis; and Water Lilies, a series in ceramic by Mari Moore.

Artists whose works are featured in the show are: Avian Dougan, Gillian Moore, Melissa Szymanski, Lecia Joy, Paula St. James, Brandon Alms, Jahnair Johnson, Mari Moore, Paula Farris Reed, Mike Maloney, Dale Augustson, Kameron Downing, Ivan Garcia, Thia Schuler, Frank Schmidt and Elise Ellis. Works are on view until Oct. 26.

Thank you to all the artists who entered the Art Walk Anniversary Art Contest!  This annual event, established in 2011 on the occasion of Art Walk’s 10th Anniversary, will be held again in September and October of 2013.