Art, music and mastery headline Jan. 2 Art Walk

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Resolve to support art, culture and community in the New Year by participating in the First Friday Art Walk. Check out the January 2009 Newsletter here.

Among the highlights of the Jan. 2 Walk, held 6-10 p.m. in 19 participating venues, are art double headers at Bodhi Salon and Good Girl Art Gallery; the Hearts for the Arts display and silent auction at The Creamery; abstract works by Artist Bonnie Melnick at Elite PhotoArt; Still Life Paintings by Shauna Smith at Nonna’s Italian American Café; works by Drury University’s Masters of Studio Art and Theory at The Gillioz; and bead-making demonstrations at Springfield Hot Glass Studio.

Double Headers. Bodhi Salon & Spa presents Artist Sarah Splitter and Photographer Bethany Taylor during the Jan. 2 Art Walk, while Good Girl Art features Mr. Mostyn’s Monsterama by Springfield Art teacher Christopher Mostyn, and New Works by collage artist Jerry Younkins.

Live music. Enjoy performances by guitarist Dale Augustson at Hawthorn Galleries; Monarch Recording Studio artists Brannon Powers, formerly of Happy Endings, and A.J. Moore, a member of Cloud City, at Figment Art Gallery & Culture House; and a band To Be Announced at Storefront Studios.


January Gallery Guide


Bellwether Gallery of the Arts, 600 W. College St., is closed during the Jan. 2 Art Walk. Bellwether will continue its show of The Artwork of Frances Norheim and Thorn Norheim: A Memorial during regular gallery hours in January. (417) 831-1778 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 Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F and by appointment

Bodhi Salon and Spa, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 106, presents two artists in January. Artist Sarah Splitter, who often works in pen and ink, uses this show to explore the use of watercolors in combination with her breath, creating images that are “snapshots” of her exhalations. Photographer Bethany Taylor displays several pieces from her latest photography collection, titled Discovering Energy. This series is inspired by her passion for sustainability and her ambition to help fuel the alternative energy industry. A cutting edge salon and spa that offers a full menu of services, Bodhi keeps it green with earth-friendly products and practices that make feeling good feel even better. (417) 864-4399 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 Hearts For The Arts. Here is a fun way to buy local art while supporting arts programming for the community. Hearts for the Arts features a silent art auction of works done on 12-by-12-inch tiles by local and regional artists, photographers and even writers. Works will be on display through January and bids will be accepted all month in person and online. The event ends with the Hearts for the Arts Party at the February Art Walk Feb. 6. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, is closed during the Jan. 2 Art Walk. DB continues its display by Featured Artist Parker Asay through January. An accomplished graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in art, Asay works in pen-and-ink, watercolors and mixed media. DB Design continues to show works by painters Jerry Ellis and Karolyn Farrell. DB also displays the work of in-house artists Tammy Kirks, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., is closed during the Jan. 2 Art Walk. (417) 873-7263 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 Artist Bonnie Melnick. Bonnie has created beautiful watercolor landscapes for many years. She now paints on paper, cuts it into small shapes and then reconstructs them in abstract designs. Bonnie, who lives in Vergennes, Vermont, is the sister Springfield artist Nancy Rose. Bonnie’s abstracts are a must-see. Also on display will be images by Gary Adamson, Ammie Cyr, Nancy Rose and Gallery owners Will and Lisa Roberts. Enjoy hot Highlander Grog coffee, hot chocolate, dipped pretzel sticks, comfortable seating and wonderful artwork. (417) 569-3322 or (417) 234-7761 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat or by appointment.

Fashioned By Jaye, 212 S. Campbell, presents Figure Drawings by Randall Cory Stephens. 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 Open Noon-7 p.m. M-F; 2-7 p.m. Sat

Figment Art Gallery & Culture House, 600 W. College, debuts its newest addition, Monarch Recording Studio, with a night of free music featuring Brannon Powers, formerly of Happy Endings, and A.J. Moore, a member of Cloud City. (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 Paintings, Collages and Watercolors by Charli Stout. (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, presents The Masters of Studio Art and Theory, featuring the work of Drury University’s first 15 Masters of Studio Art and Theory students under the direction of Tom Parker and visiting studio artist Larry Holden. Each of the students has explored and developed highly professional level paintings in a unique and individualized program of study. (417) 863-7843

Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, presents Brad Brasser in a return engagement. Brasser is a 20-year-old artist from South Australia who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Fine Art degree at MSU. He works in oil on canvas and his show includes a variety of conceptual paintings and realistic portraits. (417) 873-9792 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat or by appointment

Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Mr. Mostyn’s Monsterama, featuring the comic book-inspired pen-and-ink drawings of Springfield Art teacher Christopher Mostyn, and New Works by collage artist Jerry Younkins. (417) 865-7055 Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat

Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., presents The Artwork of Robert Langford. Langford’s art isn’t quaint or cliché; rather it is the recognition of the simple everyday things that are the background of life. His subjects veer from realism to surrealism, always communicating the moral force of nature. An opening reception, with live music by guitarist Dale Augustson, will be held during the Jan. 2 Art Walk. (417) 866-6688 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

MSU Art & Design Gallery, 333 E. Walnut, is closed during the Jan. 2 Art Walk. (417) 829-5092 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Th; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. F; Noon-6 p.m. Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and university holidays

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., is closed during the Jan. 2 Art Walk. (417) 836-6999 Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays

Nonna’s Italian American Café, 306 South Ave., presents New Still Life Paintings by artist Shauna Smith. (417) 831-1222

Obelisk Home, 214 W. Phelps, continues its show featuring the work of Artists Ismael Ortiz and Sophie Parker through the month of January. (417) 616-6488

OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, is closed during the Jan. 2 Art Walk. (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 closed during the Jan. 2 Art Walk. 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 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, presents Urban-Themed, Abstract Art by Nick Owens. (417) 831-1342 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 January. 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., is closed during the Jan. 2 Art Walk, however, visit the studio and gallery during regular hours in January to see more than 90 breathtaking images by Portrait Art Photographer Randy Bacon, including 30 brand new pieces from his latest portfolio. Also, Bacon Studio & Gallery is offering specials on sitting fees through Feb 28! For more information, call (417) 868-8179. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., puts the focus on Glass Beads and Jewelry in January, featuring unique fused glass and torchwork creations. (417) 868-8181 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 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

Storefront Studios, 319 N. Main St., features the work of more than a dozen local artists in oils, watercolors, acrylics, photography, art cloths, wood carvings and more. Join the artists for a hot cup of chai and live music by a Band To Be Announced. Participating artists include Alexander Jones, Gina L. Pulis, Candace Fruge, Carol Lee Marshall, Joan Gentry, Victor Edwin Humphrey, Joey Borovicka and Lorraine Taylor. (417) 862-ARTS (2787)

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)

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