ArtWhole Studios, Rox Stoneworks join May Walk
Art Walk adds new galleries to the mix again in May with the debut of ArtWhole Studios, 408 W. Walnut, and Rox Stoneworks, on the second floor of 220 S. Campbell at the corner of Campbell and McDaniel.
First Friday Art Walk, a free community event, will be held 6-10 p.m. May 1 in 28 participating venues. Live art demonstrations, hands-on activities, music, food and fun are always on tap! View the May 2009 Newsletter here. And don’t miss our new online feature, Meet the Artist. This month, we have a Q&A with Photographer David Eslick. Meet the Artist: David Eslick.
Among the May Art Walk highlights:
- ArtWhole Studios, 408 W. Walnut, debuts on the Art Walk with a display of Photography by Chet Burgtorf and Associates.
- Visit Rox Stoneworks’ studio on the second floor at 220 S. Campbell (entrance on McDaniel). Meet sculptor Bruce Burnaugh and learn about the new stone sculpting classes he is offering on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays for all ability levels.
- Bodhi Salon & Spa, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 106, presents The Art of Alishia Brundege, and turns up the volume with preteen band SuperCharge at 7 p.m. during the May 1 Art Walk. SuperCharge was created for a school talent show last year; now its 11- and 12-year-old members have recorded a demo CD titled “DEMOcracy” with Lou Whitney at The Studio and created their own music video.
- Falcons in Flight – Glendale Artists Soar at Bellwether Gallery of the Arts, 600 W. College. Technically skilled, motivated and enthusiastic, the award-winning art students of Glendale High School share their creative endeavors with the community in May.
- Photographer Robert Weston Breshears shares images from his travels around the world, including 17 different countries, at Elite PhotoArt, 325 E. Walnut St. Elite also features Pottery by Bari Precious, who has been working in ceramics for 40 years.
- There Ain’t No Cure for Love, an exploration of mystics and saints by artist Ellen Baird, takes the spotlight at Good Girl Art, 325 E. Walnut, Ste. 101.
- Artist Gavyn Sky returns to the Art Walk scene at Hawthorn Galleries, 214 E. Walnut, with Beyond the Horizon, a show of his new works. Meet Gavyn and enjoy live music by Stringfield’s Victoria Johnson and Gail Morrisey.
- Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, teams up with the Drury University Chapter of Habitat for Humanity for the Birdhouse Auction. Birdhouses designed by local artists will be auctioned during the May Art Walk to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Birdhouses go on display April 27.
- College seniors step out in May with the Senior Capstone Exhibition at Drury University’s Pool Art Center Gallery. 940 N. Clay St., the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition at MSU’s Art & Design Gallery, 333 E. Walnut, and the BFA in Design Professional Design Practicum Final Projects Exhibition at the MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut.
- Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., present J.O.C. – When Your Own Initials Are Enough, a unique fashion show featuring the one-of-a-kind fashion creations of MSU Designer Jose Orellana. The show starts at 8 p.m. and admission is free but seating is limited. Music will be provided by DJ Logic Control.
- Springfield Pottery continues its First Friday miniMake projects with Carved Tile in May.
For parents who want to attend Art Walk but think they can’t afford child care, think again! Family Art Night at the Downtown Y offers child care for ages 3 months to 12 years, 6:30-9 p.m. every First Friday for only $10 per child. Adults can enjoy Art Walk while the kids enjoy healthy activities and snacks, story time and a hands-on art project to take home. This month kids will decorate a cut-out person for Artsfest. Call Kyla Bentley at (417) 862-8962, ext. 149 for more information or to preregister.
And don’t forget, First Friday Art Walk is a proud partner of Arts in Action: The 10 Weeks Festival. By just dropping $1 (or more) in the Arts in Action donation boxes at Art Walk venues, you will help support the Arts in Education Fund and the Care to Learn Fund that provides for artistic and basic needs for area school children. For more info, visit www.the10weeks.com.
Full details of the May 1 Art Walk appear in the May Gallery Guide below.
May Gallery Guide
ArtWhole Studios, 408 W. Walnut, debuts on the Art Walk with a display of Photography by Chet Burgtorf and Associates. In addition to participating in Art Walk with rotating displays in a range of art mediums, ArtWhole Studios plans to host weekly events.
Bellwether Gallery of the Arts, 600 W. College St., presents Falcons in Flight – Glendale Artists Soar. Technically skilled, motivated and enthusiastic, the award-winning art students of Glendale High School share their creative endeavors with the community in May. (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. Big Smile displays Jeremy’s 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 and Spa, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 106, presents SuperCharge at 7 p.m. during the May 1 Art Walk. SuperCharge was created for a school talent show last year; now the boys have recorded a demo CD titled “DEMOcracy” with Lou Whitney at The Studio and created their own music video. Band members are guitarists Sam Holmes, 11, and George Timson, 11, bassist Ben Grosser, 12, and drummer Brock Cantrell, 12. (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 A Smorgasbord of Art in May with whimsical painted furniture by Ann Marie Rausch, paintings by Ann Meese (SRAC’s elementary schools artist-in-residence), artwork by area art teachers whose schools have enjoyed the artist-in-residence program, and students from Missouri State University‘s art class taught by Sharon Harper. (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 special feature artist Cindy Dawson and continues its show of Acrylics by Michele Ellison, Pottery by Julia Schaefer, Photography by Nathan Smith, Hand-Thrown Pottery by George Milne, and Jewelry by Jill LeGrand. 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., presents the Senior Capstone Exhibition during the May 1 First Friday Art Walk. (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 Photographer Robert Weston Breshears, who will show images from his travels to 17 different countries, including Yemen, Afghanistan and Egypt; and Pottery by Bari Precious, who has been working in ceramics for 40 years. Also on display will be work by Gary Adamson, Katia Lee, Larry Daniel, Chris Short, Dwayne Hillme, Nancy Rose and Gallery owners Will and Lisa Roberts. Come enjoy hot Java Dave’s coffee, snacks and each other’s company. (417) 569-3322 or (417) 234-7761 www.elitephotoart.com 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 A Show to be Announced in May. 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
Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave., continues Through My Lens, a display of favorite images by Springfield Historian and Photographer David J. Eslick. (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.
Fresh, a new gallery at the southwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, features artists Joy Hyde and Dolores Bauer in May. Joy, a third-generation artist, moved to the Midwest from California in the late ‘70s and has taught watercolor art at Springfield Art Museum for seven years. Dolores, who has studied with Joy, does not focus on technical skills to achieve “likeness” but instead on the capacity to touch or move the viewer. A membership gallery of juried local and regional artists, Fresh artists include Janice Brueggemann, Stephanie Cramer, Holly Elkins, Alicia Farris, Clarissa French, Mary Hamilton, Ann Meese, Jeanie Morris, Angel Nahon, Carol Penprase, Kevin Richardson, Peggy Thatch Sibley, Sandy Strother, Denene Taliaferro, Karla Breeding Trammell, Sharon Warren and Elaine Willig. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-W; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Th-Sat
Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents The Art of Mary Hamilton. Mary graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in art education. Living in Springfield for 35 years, she taught at Springfield Public Schools for 15 years and is now a full-time artist. (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org
Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, welcomes back Bluetones Jazz Sextet, featuring Nick Rawlings on upright bass, Kurtis Foster on alto saxophone, Ian Roslawski on trumpet, Dugan Corsolini on trombone, Keith Haynes on guitar and Austin Veteto on drums. Global Fayre also continues its colorful display Images of Africa: Art Quilts from Cher Piché. (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 There Ain’t No Cure for Love, featuring screen prints by local artist Ellen Baird in an exploration of mystics and saints. The show will run until June 3. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat
Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., presents Beyond the Horizon, new work by local artist Gavyn Sky. “In this body of work I wanted to inspire us all to not give up on our hopes and dreams. To look inside ourselves and gain strength in knowing we can achieve anything. I wanted to show the dynamic range of our abilities, talents and hearts. I want you to find color in a world of gray, to find light in a world of darkness, to see what you haven’t seen before.” Meet the artist and enjoy live music by Victoria Johnson and Gail Morrissey of Stringfield at the opening reception during Art Walk. (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 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibitions, featuring work by students completing requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, through May 12. Featured artists are William Baltimore, David Bockman, Zoey Engle, Cory Patton, Colin Pearson, Rebecca Pemberton, Thomas Sampson, Matt Stevens, Kerrien Summers, Josh Williams and Brad Voth – computer animation; Stacey Replogle and Ann Reed – metals and jewelry; Chantal Baker, Timothy Brumitt, Thomas Hardwicke, Stephanie Karger, Mark Livesay and Laura Weis – photography. (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php 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., presents the art and design department’s BFA in Design Senior Students’ Professional Design Practicum Final Projects Exhibition through May 7. The final projects of the design practicum are based on the students’ ability to define and select complex problems of visual communication that require the work of a designer and/or illustrator. The process of design continues to be the emphasis of this problem, as well as visually organizing that process for presentation. Students are encouraged to work with community nonprofit organizations. (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., presents Featured Artist Hillary Croan. Hillary combines watercolor and drawings to create surreal and whimsical works. (417) 831-1222 www.nonnascafe.com
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Birdhouse Auction. Good housing is not just for the birds! Obelisk is teaming up with Drury’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter to help provide decent and safe housing for families in need. Birdhouses designed by local artists range in styles from quaint and traditional to modern and abstract. All proceeds of the auction benefit Habitat for Humanity; birdhouses go on display April 27. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, features the Fine Arts Student Showcase Exhibition through May 16. The opening reception during Art Walk includes various musical performances by OTC student groups and original music performed by the OTC Song Writing class. Enjoy artwork by Drawing I and II students, 2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional Design students, and Printmaking classes. (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 Square Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents a First Friday Art Project for families at 7 p.m. Come to the library and learn how to create breath paintings with artist Sarah Splitter. (417) 831-1342 www.myspace.com/parkcentrallibrary Open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. M-Th; 7 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat
Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., present J.O.C. – When Your Own Initials Are Enough, a unique fashion show featuring the one-of-a-kind creations of MSU Designer Jose Orellana. The show starts at 8 p.m. and admission is free but seating is limited. Music will be provided by DJ Logic. “All of Jose’s fashions are beautiful, creative hand-made works of art. His first fashion show in 2006 was such a hit that we had to have him back before he graduates and moves to New York where I’m sure he’ll be very successful,” said gallery co-owner Shannon Bacon. The gallery also continues its show of Recent Paintings by Sharon Harper and Sculptures by Jacob Burmood. Visit the adjacent Figment Art Gallery & Culture House to view the latest work by house artists Kelly Kennedy, Kat Allie and Abby Waters. For more information, call (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
Rox Stoneworks, 220 S. Campbell, Second Floor, (entrance on McDaniel), is the studio of Sculptor Bruce Burnaugh. ROX Stoneworks is now offering sculpture classes for all levels of ability 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-6 p.m. Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays. Works in progress and finished works of students will be shown on Art Walks. www.springfieldarts.org/ROXstoneworks
Six23 Gallery, 623 W. Walnut, will continue its three-way show for May. Paintbombs by Dean Groover is a collaborative effort between photographer Groover and Los Angeles artist Parris Patton that combines painting, performance, and photography to arrive at high impact, colorful images. Visit www.art4miles.com for more information. Six23 also features artists Locke Hilderbrand and Francois LaRiviere in May.
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., enjoy The Light Fantastic as the studio’s hot glass artisans create and display hand-made light fixtures during the May Art Walk. (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., a fine craft gallery and community clay center, features some of the best examples of fine craft in clay, wood, metal, glass, fibers, photography, printmaking, and jewelry by over 45 local, regional and national artists. Springfield Pottery also continues its First Friday Art Walk miniMake projects, which are open to all ages with no experience required. Come play in the clay with us every First Friday, 6-10 p.m., when we will offer a new object in clay for you to make. For a small fee of $10, you will be guided through the miniMake project of the month and we will have it fired and ready for you in 2 weeks. May miniMake: Carved Tile. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
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. Mark your calendar now for Susan’s show during the June 5 Art Walk. On June 5, Susan will unveil a number of new paintings featuring nudes in a private session 6-8 p.m., opening to the public 8-10 p.m. Susan and her husband will also display part of their own private art collection, including original nudes by Picasso and Matisse. (417) 866-4ART (4278) www.sslworldwide.com