Women Artists of the Midwest grace Nov. 7 Art Walk
Hawthorn Galleries presents six outstanding Missouri artists
(Oct. 22, 2008) Hawthorn Galleries brings together six of Missouri’s premiere women artists in its new Women Artists of the Midwest exhibit. The show features new works by Alishia Brundege, Cathey DeLisle, Rachael Dunville, Lisa Esposito, Louise Thies and Jane Troup. View the November Newsletter here.
Women Artists of the Midwest, formed by Hawthorn Galleries owner Steve D’Lack in association with the individual artists, works to build support for female artists in the Ozarks and throughout the Midwest; acts as a catalyst to bring female artists together; provides a means to collaborate and pool artistic and professional resources; and encourages women artists to cultivate their artistic talents. For more information, call (417) 866-6688.
Another exciting feature of the November Art Walk is The Downtown Y’s celebration of National Y Arts Week with free crafts for kids and families 6-8 p.m. Crafts and activities include sidewalk painting, tissue trees, spin art, Storytellers of the Ozarks 7-7:30 p.m., Y Jam Percussion Project’s Stomp Dance activities and the Springfield Regional Arts Council’s Vincent Van Goat.
And don’t forget, the Y also offers affordable child care 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. Contact Kyla Bentley, (417) 862.8962, ext. 149, for more information or to pre-register.
The Nov. 7 Art Walk features 27 art venues, including our newest addition, the Park Central Square Branch Library, which will debut with Photography by Michael Phillips and Acrylic Paintings by Jenny Tanner and Penny Gordon-Chumbley. Among the other highlights in November:
· Sample the Culinary Arts features paintings on a culinary theme, one of which will be named Best in Show at 7:30 p.m. at The Creamery Arts Center. Awards will also be presented on First Friday for The Creamery’s cake decorating contest. Cakes must be submitted in advance to be judged by local pastry chefs. Call (417) 862-2787 for more information.
· Award Winning Regional Artist Jerry Ellis turns the ordinary into striking works of art. This month he brings his scenes of the Ozarks small towns, villages, farms and countryside to DB Design Salon & Gallery
· Elite PhotoArt Fine Art Gallery features the works of photographer Robert Breshears. Also featured will be recent works by Elite PhotoArt’s Will and Lisa Roberts.
· Enjoy art “double headers” at Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques and Good Girl Art Gallery. Fitzwilly’s features Watercolors and Collages by Charli Stout and an 18-foot mural by Anne Cox titled Shady Glade. Good Girl Art presents Off the Wheel, works by textile artist Debbie Barrett-Jones, and Luna, by Jane Almiral, which envisions fantastical relationships between bees, luna moths and birds.
· OTC Fine Arts Gallery presents an arts smorgasbord with Ceramicist Kristin Owen, works by Sunshine Elementary students for the National PTA Reflections Program (and a kids table of refreshments), music by Jazz Pianist Kyle Aho and OTC World Music Instructors Chuck Fugate and Andrew Bishko 6:30-8:30 p.m., and readings from short plays created in OTC’s Playwriting 101 beginning at 9 p.m.
· Randy Bacon Photography Studio & Gallery features Coincidental Photographs by MSU Assistant Professor of Photography Jimmie Allen and Flight, a joining of visual and performing arts sponsored by Springfield Ballet.
· Springfield Hot Glass Studio presents its annual Christmas Ornament Party, with Gabe and Terry demonstrating their craft in new lines of blown-glass ornaments and tree toppers.
· Storefront Studios presents an Open Studio Reception during First Friday Art Walk. One of Art Walk’s newest members, Storefront Studios is located on the west end of the Butler Rosenbury Building just north of the tracks on Main Street at Main and Water.
A complete gallery listing, including phone numbers, Web sites and gallery hours of operation, appears below.
November Gallery Guide
First Friday Art Walk, a free, self-guided walking tour of downtown art galleries, will be held 6-10 p.m. Nov. 7, featuring arts demonstrations, live music, food and fun in 27 participating galleries.
Bellwether Gallery of the Arts, 600 W. College St., presents Mixed Media, Photography and Oils by local artists Giovanni Bocchieri, Calvin Gentry, Clydine Ridenhour, Wanda Rudolph and Deborah Wilson. (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, presents Photographer Joshua Jordan. (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, presents Sample the Culinary Arts, featuring an exhibit of culinary-themed art by area artists and, on First Friday only, a cake decorating contest judged by local pastry chefs. The exhibit is the crowning event of a month-long menu of Sample the Culinary Arts activities presented by the Arts Council in cooperation with the Springfield-Greene County Library. (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 Artist Jerry Ellis. Well-known for his paintings of Ozarks scenes, Ellis paints in a loose, realistic style that emphasizes value and design. DB Design also continues its show of the works of Fayetteville, Ark., oil and pastel artist Karolyn Farrell. (417) 864-4343
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Retrospective: Dudley Murphy, featuring the work of Drury Associate Professor and Sculptor Dudley Murphy. A teacher at Drury since 1978, Murphy’s sculptures have been exhibited throughout the country at venues including the Comtemporary International Exhibition in Chico, Calif., and the Nelson Art Gallery in Kansas City. (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., features the works of Photographer Robert Breshears, who will present images born of his visits to 17 different countries. Also on display are works by Elite PhotoArt’s Will and Lisa Roberts. (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 Graffiti Art by John Worcester. 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 Mum Is The Word, a silent art auction of original works by Figment Artists-in-Residence Kat Allie, Abby Waters, Cory Bates, Annette Broy, Brian King and Nikki Nisly. Bid on your favorite pieces – just in time for the holidays. (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 Watercolors and Collages by Charli Stout and Shady Glade, an 18-foot mural on canvas by Artist Anne Cox. (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 The Sounds of Billy Goodman. Goodman, a Poplar Bluff native with a passion for singing and songwriting, returns to Global Fayre during the November Art Walk. His studio notes, “Citing influences such as Elvis, The Doors, Bruce Springsteen and many others, Billy Goodman takes something from each of these artists to create something truly his own.” (417) 873-9792 www.globalfayre.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat or by appointment
Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Luna by Jane Almiral and Off the Wheel by Debbie Barrett-Jones. Luna was inspired by an ant that keeps a caterpillar “cow” for the colony. Almiral’s work imagines relationships both harmful and sustaining between bees, luna moths and birds that do not exist in nature. With Off the Wheel, textile artist Barrett-Jones presents her collection of interpretive studies of the color wheel. (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., presents Women Artists of the Midwest, a collection of artwork by Missouri’s premiere women artists. Visitors will enjoy new works by Alishia Brundege, Cathey DeLisle, Rachael Dunville, Lisa Esposito, Louise Thies and Jane Troup. (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, presents Enfolded, a digital arts installation by Rebecca Ruige Xu and Edmond M. Salsali. (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 MSU Art & Design Department Juried Student Art Exhibit. Art was selected from student entries of work completed in studio art classes. Cash awards will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the opening reception during First Friday Art Walk. (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 Artist Ryan Smith. Displaying his works in numerous shows including two previous Art Walk appearances, Smith started his own clothing line in 2006 and has become a provider of exclusive, limited edition wearable art. Smith works in all mediums he can master, including canvas, brick walls and fabric. (417) 831-1222 www.nonnascafe.com
OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents Ceramicist Kristin Owen, works by Sunshine Elementary students for the National PTA Reflections Program, music by Jazz Pianist Kyle Aho and OTC World Music Instructors Chuck Fugate and Andrew Bishko 6:30-8:30 p.m. and readings from short plays created in OTC’s Playwriting 101 beginning at 9 p.m. (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, presents artist Hillary Croan and her collection of work, Please Excuse the Mess. Park Central Gallery is a department of Hagerman New Urbanism Architects and Developers. (417) 869-6888 Open 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-F, 6:30-9 p.m. First Fridays, and by appointment
Park Central Square Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, makes its First Friday Art Walk debut with Photography by Michael Phillips and Acrylic Paintings by Jenny Tanner and Penny Gordon-Chumbley. (417) 831-1342 www.myspace.com/parkcentrallibrary Open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. M-Th; 7 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat
Pure Boutique, 438 W. McDaniel, presents a show To Be Announced in November. 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 Coincidental Photographs by MSU Assistant Professor of Photography Jimmie Allen and Flight, a joining of visual and performing arts sponsored by Springfield Ballet. The Bacon Gallery also continues its display Love Nests: An Exhibit of Marriage, Life and Each Other by Randy Bacon in collaboration with Ozarks Marriage Matters & Operation Us. Love Nests Calendars are on sale to benefit Operation Us marriage and relationship workshops. (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 its annual Christmas Ornament Party, with Gabe and Terry demonstrating their craft in new lines of blown-glass ornaments and tree toppers. (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 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, 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., presents an Open Studio Reception in November. More than a dozen local artists offer a variety of works including oils, watercolors, acrylics, photography, art cloths, wood carvings and more. Participating artists include Gina L. Pulis, Candace Fruge, Carol Lee Marshall, Joan Gentry, Joey Borovicka and Lorraine Taylor. (417) 862-ARTS (2787)
Studio 405, 405 W. Walnut St., presents Stained Glass by John and Marty Holder. (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. 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