Oct. 3 Art Walk adds three new venues

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First Friday Art Walk, a self-guided tour of galleries in the Downtown Arts District, will be held 6-10 p.m. Oct. 3, and this month’s walk includes several changes and additions (see the October Newsletter here). Good Girl Art Gallery has made its move. The 5-year-old gallery known for its edgy and eclectic art and funky-but-chic retail has relocated to 325 E. Walnut, Ste. 101, just in time for the Oct. 3 Art Walk. Look for Good Girl near MSU Art & Design Gallery and Envy boutique.

Three new venues join the Art Walk in October: Storefront Studios at 319 N. Main in the Butler Rosenbury & Partners building; Bodhi Salon and Spa at 431 S. Jefferson (gallery entrance on Pershing) and Elite PhotoArt, adjacent to Good Girl Art’s new digs on East Walnut.

Shuttle service will be available between the Creamery Arts Center and downtown during the Oct. 3 Walk, courtesy of Brewer Science, Rolla, which is presenting the Creamery exhibit on the Art of Missouri’s Meramec Region.

Meanwhile, live music, interpretive dance and name artists are also on tap for October. Catch the sounds of Alexander Kofi at Global Fayre, Guitarist Ray Smith at Hawthorn Galleries, and the acoustic artistry of Steve Craven and Ryan Hensen at Springfield Hot Glass Studio. Springfield Hot Glass will also be visited by nationally renowned glass artist Ed Pennebaker.

Randy Bacon Photography Studio & Gallery will present Interpretive Dance by Lindsey Sanders, Randy’s new exhibit Love Nests: An Exhibit of Marriage, Life and Each Other and an opening reception for three tattoo artists representing the Spirituality and the Arts program.

Also, the Ozarks Regional YMCA continues to offer Family Art Night at the Downtown Y – an affordable child care option for ages 3 months-12 years, 6:30-9:30 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk. The cost is $10 per child and includes activities, healthy snacks and an art activity to take home. This month the focus is on fall crafts, including tissue trees and leaf prints. Contact Kyla Bentley, 417.862.8962, ext. 149, for more information or to pre-register.

The full gallery listing follows.


October Gallery Guide

First Friday Art Walk, a free, self-guided walking tour of downtown art galleries, will be held 6-10 p.m. Oct. 3, featuring arts demonstrations, live music, food and fun in 24 participating galleries.

Bellwether Gallery of the Arts, 600 W. College St., presents Changed Lives by Craig Heidemann of Apple Studios Photography. Craig captures the spirit of victory in the men of Springfield Victory Mission’s Trade School in Changed Lives, an exhibit of black-and-white silver prints that tell the heartfelt stories of the men helped by Springfield Victory Mission. The series depicts the men’s journey from the lives they left behind, learning the skills and truths necessary to seek new lives rich in potential and contentment. (417) 831-1778 www.bellwetherarts.com Open 1-5 p.m. T-F; Noon- 3 p.m. Sat

Big Smile Photography, 207 Park Central East, features international award-winning wedding and portrait photographer Jeremy Lawson’s creative lifestyle wedding and portraiture work, and displays his one-of-a-kind  portrait and  wedding images from local events as well as events from around the world. (417) 527-2885 www.bigsmilestudios.com Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F and by appointment

Bodhi Salon & Spa, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 106, makes its debut on the Art Walk with artist Sarah Bliss Rasul. (417) 864-4399 www.bodhisalonandspa.com Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. M-F; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, puts the focus on the original Art of Missouri’s Meramec Region. Presented by Brewer Science, Rolla, in cooperation with the Springfield Regional Arts Council and Arts Rolla, this eclectic display opens with a reception, 6-9 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk. Brewer Science will sponsor shuttle service between the Creamery and other Art Walk venues. (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 Karolyn Farrell, as its featured artist. Karolyn is an oil and pastel artist from Fayetteville, Ark. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Alumni Exhibition, featuring the work of Eric Anderson, Jeff Broekhoven, Matthew Boyko, Ben Bunch, Cassie Dennis, Gina Houseman, Sarrita Hunn, Rodrigo Pantoja, Robert Price, Jeremy Smallwood, Reggie Stump, Edyta Szyszlo, Ryan Thayer, and John Zeien.  (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Th

Elite PhotoArt, 325 E. Walnut St., makes its Art Walk Debut. Elite PhotoArt turns Fine Art Photography into decorative artwork for the hospitality and health care industries, and for your home or office. 417-569-3322 or 417-234-7761 www.elitephotoart.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat or by appointment.

Fashioned By Jaye, 212 S. Campbell, features Art by Sandra Shipley. 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 Open Noon-7 p.m. M-F; 2-7 p.m. Sat

Figment Art Gallery & Culture House, 600 W. College, presents featured artist Photographer Cory Bates. Cory, an MSU graduate, will be displaying portrait and landscape photography. Located in Springfield’s bustling art district, Figment is home to numerous working artists’ studios and a full-service art gallery. (417) 868-8179 Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. T; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. W-F; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat

Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave., presents Scenes of the Ozarks and vintage automobiles in the new showing by artist Teresa Dilsaver. Teresa uses oils to show the richness of the Ozarks as the seasons change. (417) 866-3696 Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat; First Friday hours 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, displays many artists’ work and is a magnificent work of art itself. The Gillioz was built in 1926 using architectural cues from all over the world. You will see ornamentation inspired by the Spanish, Egyptian and Mediterranean Cultures. (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org

Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, presents Baskets of Africa, including Zulu Llala Palm baskets, Swazi Sisal baskets, Zulu Telephone Wire baskets and Ghana Bolgatanga baskets, plus music by Alexander Kofi. The front man, recording artist, and highly acclaimed songwriter of the internationally known Jah Kings was influenced by such greats as Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye and Bob Marley. (417) 873-9792 www.globalfayre.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat or by appointment

Good Girl Art Gallery has moved to 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101. Good Girl celebrates Art Walk in its new digs with a dual show. Ozarks Artist Pen Brady is inspired by nature and many of the indigenous animals of the area. Her paintings and drawings in acrylic and India ink will be available, plus signed and numbered limited edition prints. Photographer Sesha Shannon presents her recent photographs of Vietnam. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. T-W; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Th-F; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat

Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., is proud to present new work by Painter Dave Bennett. Also featured this month at Hawthorn, unique jewelry creations by Marie Knowles and live music by Guitarist Ray Smith. (417) 866-6688 www.myspace.com/hawthorngallery Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

MSU Art & Design Gallery, 333 E. Walnut, focuses on exhibiting contemporary work by nationally and internationally respected artists from outside the Midwest. (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-W; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Th-Sat

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents Marketing Night at the Student Exhibition Center. Marketing and advertising students will display their work from class projects and freelance advertisements. The American Marketing Association will feature the work of select finalists in its ad contest for Club 220. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays

Nonna’s Italian American Café, 306 South Ave., features Jan Bennicoff in October. An artist, writer and classically trained soprano, Jan holds degrees in drawing and painting, and vocal education. Jan’s artwork is expressed in oils, egg tempera, alkyds, and watercolor, and she is a member of the Springfield Visual Arts Alliance, the Table Rock Art Guild and Studio 55 and is a juried member of Best of Missouri Hands. For more information, visit her Web site at www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/jan-bennicoff.html. (417) 831-1222 www.nonnascafe.com

OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents Wild Traceries, the art of Carol Dickie. “Trees are like people, only better,” Carol says. “They teach about respect and personal space, patience, endurance, how to listen and how to instruct in the ways of beauty without preaching.” A native Texan who relocated to Beaver Lake, Carol takes inspiration from the Ozarks, but also from scenes in Colorado, Wyoming, Texas and New Mexico. (417) 447-8873 Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. F; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Fridays

Park Central Gallery, 122 W. Park Central Square, is featuring new Beach Scenes in plein air watercolor by Jerry Hagerman and Recent Oils by Bo Hagerman. Park Central Gallery is a department of Hagerman New Urbanism Architects and Developers. (417) 869-6888 Hours are 8:30-5:30 M-F, 6:30-9 p.m. First Fridays, and by appointment

Pure Boutique, 438 W. McDaniel, features Artist Gayle Page in October. Pure: Fashion in a contemporary boutique that features local artists and their artwork. Pure delivers the latest looks to Springfield by creating complete images for both men and women. (417) 832-0800 Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. M-Sat

Randy Bacon Photography Studio & Gallery, 600 W. College St., presents Love Nests: An Exhibit of Marriage, Life and Each Other by Randy Bacon. Randy collaborates with Ozarks Marriage Matters & Operation Us in this display of intimate and insightful portraits – a study of love and marriage. The photos and each couple’s stories appear in the Love Nests Calendar, sales of which benefit Operation Us. Operation Us offers marriage and relationship workshops for high school students, single adults, dating or engaged couples, married couples, expectant parents, couples forming stepfamilies and couples whose relationships are stressed to the breaking point. The Bacon Gallery also will host an opening reception for three tattoo artists who represent the Spirituality and the Arts program. The tattoo art of Jason Hix of Prix Tattoo and Czar Graphics, and tattoo art by Sacred Art Tattoo and Ragin’ Rhino will be exhibited at Randy Bacon’s Gallery, Figment Gallery and Departika Graphic Design, all located in the Monarch Art Factory. Bacon Gallery also offers a special exhibit by Keith Upchurch, aspiring tattoo artist and graphic designer, featuring Keith’s urban and graffiti style In addition, dancer Lindsey Sanders will perform a dance interpretation of a painting created by Figment artist Kat Allie. The dance is a dramatic, inspirational work portraying life and destiny.

Missionary artists Jenny and Dave McGee will continue to show through the month of Oct. (417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com www.gallerysounds.net Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., presents nationally known glass artist Ed Pennebaker. Visit with Ed, enjoy the music of Steve Craven and Ryan Hensen and watch the Springfield Hot Glass artists work their molten magic in live art demonstrations. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat

Springfield Pottery, 416 South 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, jewelry, and more by over 45 local regional and national artists. Springfield Pottery offers a variety of classes and workshops for adults of all skill levels and a summer kids’ camp. It also directs the Claymobile outreach education program and a successful artist-in residence program. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

Storefront Studios, 319 N. Main St., makes its Art Walk Debut as a new member in October. More than a dozen local artists offer a variety of works including oils, watercolors, acrylics, photography, art cloths, wood carvings and more. (417) 862-ARTS (2787)

Studio 405, 405 W. Walnut St., presents the work of Ceramicist George Milne (417) 865-0450

Susan Sommer-Luarca Fine Art Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 221 Park Central South, exhibits a large body of Susan’s work in originals and fine giclee, museum prints. Susan is an internationally known and widely acclaimed artist with the honor of being Official Artist for the U.S. Olympic Team, Beijing. She is also Official Triple Crown Horse Racing Artist and Artist for the 2008 Super Bowl. Susan also paints LIVE at many nationally televised events. (417) 866-4ART (4278) www.sslworldwide.com

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