Exciting new shows mark Sept. 5 Art Walk

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The Sept. 5 Art Walk shakes off those lazy days of summer with 25 participating venues offering new art displays, live demonstrations, music, food and fun. View the September Newsletter here.

The Sept. 5 event features new additions Pure Downtown Boutique and Ridge Runner Sports, as well as the return of college galleries Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, MSU Art & Design Gallery, MSU Student Exhibition Center and OTC Fine Arts Gallery & Studio.

Pure Boutique, now being renovated under new management, presents Metal Artist Colt Hignutt at a grand opening celebration during the Art Walk. Ridge Runner Sports, a new player on the downtown retail scene, is getting an Art Start as a one-time member of the Art Walk. Ridge Runner will present Art and the Athlete, photos of the 2008 Track and Field Olympic Trials by Drury Cross Country Team members Case Van Arkel, Matt Van Arkel and Chris Yates. See the listing below for details and contact information.

Other highlights of the Sept. 5 Art Walk include:

Art Quilt Displays – MSU Art & Design Gallery, Gillioz Theatre and the Creamery Arts Center are presenting a variety of shows focused on art quilts, including

  • ThreadLines 2008, a juried international exhibit at MSU Art & Design Gallery
  • Visions of Plenty by “Rebel Quilter” Susan Leslie Lumsden
  • Wish You Were Hair, a selection of mixed-media quilts by Pam Rubert at the Creamery and
  • The Nature of Things, featuring floral-themed art quilts and color photographs by Emmie Seaman and tree-themed art quilts and watercolors by Lettie Blackburn at the Creamery.

Music by Moonhoney and art by Woodworker Cheryl Draudt at Global Fayre.

Dirty and Devious, a group show at Good Girl Art Gallery features “strangely scandalous” paintings and drawings by artists Kristi Mashburn, Jason Hicks and Aaron Perkins.

Misery in Missouri at Drury Pool Art Center Gallery is an art exhibit designed to raise awareness of the Missouri puppy mill industry and the pain it inflicts, presented by the  Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation.

The full September Gallery Listing appears below.

And don’t forget Family Art Night at the Downtown Y offers affordable child care for ages 3 months-12 years, 6:30-9:30 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk. During the September Walk, kids will make ceramic turtles that go along with an interactive story about an old turtle, as well as playing in the bounce houses, making a bookmark, and enjoying a healthy snack! The cost is $10 per child.Contact Kyla Bentley, 417.862.8962, ext. 149, for more information or to pre-register.



September Gallery Listing

Bellwether Gallery of the Arts, 600 W. College St., presents works from the Children’s Summer Art Festival at Second Baptist Church, where 340 children participated in eight weeks of performing and visual art lessons. (417) 831-1778 www.bellwetherarts.com

Big Smile Photography, 207 Park Central East, continues its display of Staff Photography. (417) 527-2885 www.bigsmilestudios.com

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 Sherman Parkway, features the works of three well-known quilt artists – Pam Rubert, Lettie Blackburn and Emmie Seaman. Pam Rubert’s Wish You Were Hair is a new series of mixed media quilts inspired by her collection of vintage postcards from around the world and the big hair phenomenon. Lettie Blackburn’s and Emmie Seaman’s exhibit, The Nature of Things, features floral-themed art quilts and color photographs by Seaman and tree-themed art quilts and watercolors by Blackburn. In addition, Springfield Regional Arts Council presents Y Arts Gallery Night at the Creamery, an exclusive First-Friday-only event featuring work by the Y’s Youth Drawing, Clay Exploration, Clay Creations, Adult Pottery, Art Express and Arts on the Move classes. (417) 862-2787 www.springfieldarts.org

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, continues its show of The Art of Stevia Bonebrake. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center, 940 N. Clay St., presents the large scale drawings and paintings of Artist Larry Kolden, who has spent the summer teaching in Drury’s new Master of Arts program. First Friday at Pool Art Center also features Misery in Missouri, an art exhibit designed to raise awareness of the Missouri puppy mill industry and the pain it inflicts. All works are by Missouri artists. A fund-raising reception for Misery in Missouri will be held 6-9 p.m. Sept. 12; admission is a suggested donation of $10 per person. Proceeds of the Sept. 12 reception and Misery in Missouri art sales benefit the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation, www.maal.org. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery

Fashioned By Jaye, 212 S. Campbell, will be showing a series of paintings by Jaye Coltharp titled Charms. Fashioned By Jaye is a gallery and boutique featuring work by local artists and locally handmade jewelry, handbags, home decor, and gift items. (417) 862-4100 www.fashionedbyjaye.com

Figment Art Gallery & Culture House, 600 W. College in the Monarch Art Factory, presents Figment Painter Annette Broy. Enamored of art from an early age – her first commission, at age 9, was drawing horses for her classmates for a nickel apiece – Broy began oil painting at age 16 and opened an art studio with her twin sister at the age of 22. But life happens, and Broy left art for more than 20 years while she pursued a career as a registered nurse. Now she has returned to her passion. “Never, ever give up on a dream!” she says. “Do what you love; love what you do!” Figment Art Gallery and Culture House is also home to seven other working artists: encaustic painter Kat Allie; painters Emily Elmore, Kelly Taylor and Abby Waters; potter Brian King; photographer Cory Bates; and mixed-media artist Nikki Howell. (417) 868-8179.

Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave., welcomes Artist Charli Stout with new works and images of Tuscany. Charli holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has worked in the interior design field. She began giving Art her full attention seven years ago. (417) 866-3696

Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East presents Visions of Plenty, large-scale art quilts by “Rebel Quilter” Susan Leslie Lumsden. Fiber artist Lumsden has won many awards nationally for her art quilts. A master of freemotion stitching, her forte is colors and their relationships, and she primarily uses hand-dyed silks and cottons in her work. (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org/

Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, features the enticing musical trio Moonhoney and the art of Woodworker Cheryl Draudt during First Friday Art Walk. Moonhoney comprises Grace Easley on viola, Adriana Jones on vocals/piano, and Ryan Flores on vocals/guitar. The group blends elements of classical, flamenco, rock ‘n’ roll, Latin and jazz, filtered through a melodically refined Gypsy-Tango style. The result is a tapestry of sound that you’re not likely to forget or hear anywhere else. Cheryl Draudt, a native of Salt Lake City, began learning the art of woodworking scroll shortly before moving to the Ozarks in 2000. Her display at Global Fayre explores a wildlife theme, inspired by the natural areas Cheryl has lived in. She will be on hand to discuss her work during First Friday Art Walk. (417) 873-9792 www.globalfayre.com

Good Girl Art Gallery, 215 W. Olive St., Gallery presents Dirty and Devious, a group show featuring “strangely scandalous” paintings and drawings by artists Kristi Mashburn, Jason Hicks and Aaron Perkins. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com

Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., features New Work by mosaic artist Juanita Herrell, as well as work by painter Orval Reeves and sculptor Louie Smart. Herrell will exhibit her new body of work titled Seven Days of Creation. The work consists of seven large mosaics, each depicting one day in the biblical creation story. The mosaics, featured at Hawthorn Galleries throughout September, will be permanently installed at a local Rogersville synagogue, Temple Israel. Reeves, owner of the Orval Reeves Gallery in Rolla, uses light and color to realistically capture his impressions of the Ozark landscape, while Louie Smart, best known for his bronze nudes, captures soft, intimate moments in the rigid and unforgiving medium of bronze. (417) 866-6688 www.myspace.com/hawthorngallery

Keyes Gallery, 229 S. Market Ave., proudly presents In Another World, an impressive collection of new paintings by Daniel Flodin. A visionary artist who specializes in piercing the veil of mundane reality, Flodin offers viewers privileged glimpses of the profound mysteries beneath the icy surface of the middle mind. Visitors will also find a selection of fine art by other Keyes Gallery regulars, such as Sharon Hinckley, David Beynon Pena, Gavyn Sky, Billy Spicer and Hugh Yorty. Established in 1998, Keyes Gallery not only offers original art and high-quality custom framing to the community, but also makes rental space available for downtown wedding receptions, business meetings and fundraisers. (417) 866-2722 www.keyesgallery.com

MSU Art & Design Gallery, 333 E. Walnut, presents ThreadLines 2008, an international juried exhibit of art quilts sponsored by Uncommon Threads, a regional art quilters coalition. An art quilt is defined as an original work of art with two or more layers held together with stitches. Other art quilt displays in September are at the Creamery Arts Center and the Gillioz Theatre. (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut, presents innovative pieces from the Art and Design Department Foundations Exhibit. The work displayed represents projects from students of Art 100 – Two-Dimensional Design; Art 101 – Three-Dimensional Design; Art 115 – Drawing I; and Art 215 – Drawing II. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu

Nonna’s Italian American Cafe, 306 South Ave., features Plein Air Water Colorist Monty Kile as its Artist for September. (417) 831-1222 www.nonnascafe.com

OTC Fine Arts Gallery and Studio, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents a Faculty Art Show featuring performing arts by Jon Herbert and Bryant Turnage; music by Jennifer McAtee and Lisa Uribe; and two-dimensional works by Cathy Clemens, Tom McCune, Kat Allie, Randy Carter and Bob Dreier. (417) 447-8873

Park Central Gallery, 122 W. Park Central Square, presents a show To Be Announced. Park Central Gallery is a department of Hagerman New Urbanism Architects and Developers. The gallery offers a variety of art, and past exhibits include Watercolor USA Honor Society artists, local artists of merit and emerging artists. (417) 869-6888

Pure Boutique, 438 W. McDaniel, makes its debut on the Art Walk with Metal Artist Colt Hignutt. Pure Boutique, now undergoing renovation, will celebrate a grand reopening under new management during the First Friday event. (417) 832-0800

Randy Bacon Studio & Gallery, 600 W. College St., presents four exhibits for the Sept. 5 Art Walk: Paintings by Jenny McGee and Photography by Dave McGee, missionaries from El Salvador; Photography and digital artwork by Cesar Rivendeira; photos of Africa by Doug Pitt; and more than 50 new images from Randy Bacon’s newest work. (417) 868-8179

Ridge Runner Sports, 431 S. Jefferson, Suite 108, presents Art and the Athlete, photography by Case Van Arkel, Matt Van Arkel and Chris Yates. Ridge Runner Sports, a specialty retailer, is kicking off its new downtown store with First Friday Art Walk. Art and the Athlete features photos of the 2008 Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR. View photos of current Olympians, the Olympic Trials facilities, and the natural beauty of Eugene, all captured by members of Drury University’s Cross Country Team.

 (417) 882-5590 www.ridgerunnersports.com

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, will be making vibrant Multicolored Fall Flower Vases during First Friday Art Walk. Springfield Hot Glass Studio continually displays its current blown glass, beads and fused work, offering live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays. (417) 868-8181

Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., is a fine craft gallery and community clay center. Visitors are invited to view the work of more than 40 local, regional and national artists in clay, wood, metal, glass, fibers, photography, printmaking and more. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com

Studio 405, 405 W. Walnut St., presents New Sculpture and Ceramics by Jacob Burmood. (417) 865-0450

Susan Sommer-Luarca Fine Art Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 221 Park Central South, features a large volume of Susan’s work in fine giclee, hand-embellished prints. (417) 866-4ART www.sslworldwide.com


First Friday Art Walk is a free, self-guided walking tour of art galleries in Springfield’s Downtown Arts District held 6-10 p.m. the first Friday of each month. For more information about First Friday Art Walk events, membership or sponsorship opportunities, please call Clarissa at (417) 849-8255 or visit www.ffaw.org.

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