First Friday is March 7
The March 7 First Friday Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. in the Downtown Arts District, includes live art demonstrations in painting, sculpting and glass blowing, live music, including vignettes from Cosi fan tutte at Hyde Gallery, opening receptions, affordable child care, the Self Employment in the Arts conference and a shuttle bus between downtown, Drury Pool Art Center and the Creamery Arts Center.
Among the March 7 highlights:
Family Art Night at the downtown YMCA, 6:30-9 p.m., provides art activities, storytelling, play and a healthy snack for only $10 per child. The March 7 art activities are Stomp Dancing rhythm and dance for kids, and Texture Painting. Contact Kyla Bentley, 417.862.8962, ext. 149 for more information.
The Self Employment in the Arts OzArts Conference at Drury University March 7-8 features seminars on how people can turn their passion into a living. There are 28 breakout sessions and topics range from Artist as Bookkeeper by Kelley Still to Carving Your Own Path: Surviving the Music Business as a Creative Artist by Mark Bilyeu and The New Free-Lancer: How Email, Blogging, Etc., Have Changed the Way People are Hired to Write by Matt Lemmon. The cost is $50 and enrollment continues until March 7 at http://www.drury.edu/ejc/sea/regform.cfm. The full SEA Conference program schedule can be viewed online at http://www2.drury.edu/mirror/SEA_Program/seaprogram20080225c.pdf
Shuttle transportation during the March 7 Art Walk is provided courtesy of the SEA Conference, a project of the Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
The March ARTalk, part of the Springfield Regional Arts Council’s ARTalks speaker’s series, features artists Dale Augustson (stained-glass), Joan Gentry (floor cloth/collage), Jan Bennicoff (oils, acrylics, watercolors) and Cynthia Moore (printmaking) offering insights into their lives as artists, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Creamery Arts Center, 411 Sherman Parkway.