Art is a Blast! at July 4 Art Walk

1 - June 27, 2008 - 0 Comments

Bellwether Gallery of the Arts, Figment Gallery & Culture House and Randy Bacon Studio and Gallery are joining forces to present Art is a Blast, pairing outstanding art with free 4th of July fare, including hot dogs, chips, soda and even board games for the whole family during the July Art Walk.
First Friday Art Walk, a free, self-guided walking tour of downtown art galleries, will be held 6-10 p.m. July 4. The July event features arts demonstrations, live music, food and fun in 15 participating galleries.
For more details on the July 4 event, see the July Newsletter. Among the July displays:
• Fabulous Fish bring brilliant color to Springfield Hot Glass Studio in July. Tropical fish in vibrant tones will be crafted using a variety of techniques including torch work and glass blowing.
• Photography by Kassidi Bremer at Fashioned by Jaye features arresting images of the Ozarks, including familiar scenes and those off the beaten path.
• The Sounds of Billy Goodman brings the original works of singer-songwriter Goodman, a Poplar Bluff native, to Global Fayre.
• Rountree Fifth Grade Photography Class displays its works at Randy Bacon Studio & Gallery, which also features 50 new images from Randy’s current portfolio and ongoing shows Italy & Tuscany: Acrylic Paintings & Photographs by Helen DePietro and Sweet Life: Portraits and Stories of Cancer Survivors by Randy Bacon.
• What a Country presents works by Branson performer and naturalized American Yakov Smirnoff and local watercolor artist John Fulton, best known for his collage paintings of Springfield.
• Deby Gilley is the featured artist at the Gillioz Theatre. An award-winning artist recently inducted into The Best of Missouri Hands, Gilley’s prints have appeared in galleries and museums across Missouri.
• Paintings by Stephen Horan of Bella Vista, Ark., and Photography by J. Hayes of Springfield are the focus at Keyes Gallery in July.
• Painter Abby Waters is the featured artist for July at Figment Art Gallery & Culture House.
• Fabric & Fibers take center stage at the Creamery Arts Center, with textile artist Janice Brueggemann’s Riches of Stitches series, Needlework by Reeds Spring resident Linda Crist, and national award-winning Rebel Quilter Susan Leslie Lumsden.
• Big Easy Jazz & Blues is the subject of painter Richard Lewis’ display at Nonna’s Italian American Café.
• Sculptor Nick Willett presents his new work at Studio 405.
• Teresa Dilsaver, best known for her scenes of the Ozarks, displays a variety of subjects showcasing the wider scope of her work at Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques.
For more details on these First Friday events, please see the complete July Gallery Listing in the July Newsletter.
For more information about First Friday Art Walk, contact Clarissa French, communications director, at (417) 849-8255 or

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