June 5 Art Walk includes live jazz, art unveiling

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Dive into summer fun with First Friday Art Walk in June. First Friday Art Walk runs 6-10 p.m. June 5 featuring new art, live music, hands-on activities and fellowship in 22 participating galleries. Among the highlights:

  •  ArtWhole Studios opens its canvas to Art Walkers this month. Explore your creativity in the ArtWhole performance space, enjoy Chet Burgtorf’s photography series Abandoned, and pick up ArtWhole’s June schedule of events.
  • Bodhi Salon and Spa presents Photography by Trenton O’Dell, a senior at Kickapoo High School.
  • The Creamery Arts Center showcases the talents of the 27-county southwest Missouri region in its Extravaganza Exhibition.
  • Elite PhotoArt features Artist Tanja Ware in her show Shades of Light, Shadow & Reflections, and continues to display Pottery by Bari Precious.
  • Fashioned By Jaye, 212 S. Campbell, presents Jaye: Retrospective, a variety of artwork in a range of media by the endlessly creative Jaye Coltharp.
  • Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques presents Dream of … , a collection of paintings by artist Hailey Patton.
  • Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artists Clarissa French and Sharon Warren.
  • Connecticut artist Sky Hoyt returns to Good Girl Art Gallery for her second show, Being In and Of the Garden. Hoyt is joined Springfield native Ellen Neville, showing new collage and mixed media work, plus inspirations from her first semester at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Hawthorn Galleries Inc. introduces the premier solo exhibition of Artist Elizabeth Chapman at the June Art Walk, with live music by Jeremy Larson and Don Chapman.
  • Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building features a double header with Sculptor Jacob Burmood and Painter Jake Johnson.
  • Park Central Square Branch Library features The Photography of Debbie Raymer Joiner and live music by folk-rocker Dallas Jones.
  •  Enjoy live jazz by MSU students, refreshments and the amazing photography of James Radke in his show, In the Moment, featuring images of jazz performers, at Randy Bacon Photography Studio and Gallery. “The main feeling that I have tried to convey is the joy of playing and listening to the music of America. The only way that this could happen is if I was also in ‘the moment’ with the music being played on stage,” Radke says.
  • Rox Stoneworks presents Works in Progress by Rox Studio stone sculpting students and Abstract Paintings by James Crafford.
  • Susan Sommer-Luarca bares all as she unveils her new series of nudes, and displays original nudes by Picasso and Matisse from her private collection. Susan leads off with a private session for invited guests 6-8 p.m., opening to the public 8-10.

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. The June 5 arts activities are fuse bead art and Y dance class performances. Call Kyla Bentley at (417) 862-8962, ext. 149 for more information or to preregister.

Full details of the June 5 Art Walk appear in the June Gallery Guide below.

June Gallery Guide

ArtWhole Studios, 408 W. Walnut, opens its canvas to all Art Walkers this month. Our associates invite you to join them in the Performance Space where they will provide materials and the space to explore. Owner Chet Burgtorf will be displaying his photography series, Abandoned, during the event. A calendar of June events will be provided at the door. For other inquiries, you are invited to make an appointment with us at (417) 866-7929 or www.artwholestudios.com.

Bellwether Gallery of the Arts, 600 W. College St., presents Diversity of the Arts featuring visual artists Don Jones, professional illustrator of Christian books; Sharon Warren, skilled in watercolor, oil and acrylic; Teresa Rumfelt, photographer; and Donna Jordan, porcelain china painter. A string ensemble of young emerging musicians will also perform from 7 to 8 p.m. (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 Photography by Trenton O’Dell. A senior at Kickapoo High School, Trenton has studied a wide range of creative outlets during his high school career. Over this past year photography has become his primary area of interest. Through his own research and an internship with local photographer Jeffrey Sweet, Trenton is emerging as a talented young photographer. (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 27-county Extravaganza Exhibition of works by artists from all of the counties the Springfield Regional Arts Council serves in S.W. Missouri, from Blue Eye to Warsaw! Meet the artists and enjoy music from all over southwest Missouri. Prior to Art Walk, The Creamery will host a free forum from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in The Creamery Board Room. This panel discussion on The Role of Public Art in Economic Development is the final session of the IDEA Exposition, which focuses on Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship and Art. Panelists are Allen Casey, developer and architect; Dwain Crigger, MSU professor and St. John’s Healing Art Program curator; Bob Noble, Missouri Arts Council Board, owner of Noble & Associates; andRuss RuBert, internationally-renowned Springfield sculptor. (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, continues its show of feature artist Cindy Dawson, plus Acrylics by Michele Ellison, Pottery by Julia Schaefer, Photography by Nathan Smith, and Hand-Thrown Pottery by George Milne. DB also displays the work of in-house artists Jill LeGrand, Tammy Kirks, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343

Elite PhotoArt, 325 E. Walnut St., features Artist Tanja Ware. Tanja’s theme for this Art Walk will be Shades of Light, Shadow & Reflections. Tanja currently works in pastels, oils, acrylics and watercolors and in a variety of genre, including landscape, still life, figurative and wildlife. Her style is “painterly” realism rather than “photo” realism. Tanja enjoys painting unusual perspectives and the use of strong light and bright colors www.tanjawareart.com. Elite PhotoArt will continue to feature Pottery by Bari Precious, www.preciouspots.com. Also on display will be work by Ammie Cyr, Gary Adamson, Larry Daniel, Nancy Rose, Katia Lee, Chris Short, Dwayne Hillme, Jay 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 Jaye: Retrospective, a variety of artwork in a range of media by Jaye Coltharp. The exhibit is a sampling of work from the past five years, plus some new pieces. 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., is pleased to be showing for the first time a collection of paintings by Artist Hailey Patton. Hailey has been painting since high school, and the collection she is showing is titled Dream of… (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, located at the southwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artists Clarissa French and Sharon Warren in June. The former editor of Springfield Business Journal, Clarissa is a freelance writer, editor, consultant and aspiring photographer who also serves as communications director for First Friday Art Walk. Her show includes abstract, kaleidoscopic images and cemetery photos from her Memento Mori series. Sharon is a painter who works in watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media. A membership gallery of juried local and regional artists, Fresh artists include Dolores Bauer, Janice Brueggemann, Bruce Burnaugh, Stephanie Cramer, Holly Elkins, Alicia Farris, Mary Hamilton, Joy Hyde, Ann Meese, Jeanie Morris, Angel Nahon, Carol Penprase, Kevin Richardson, Peggy Thatch Sibley, Sandy Strother, Denene Taliaferro, Karla Breeding Trammell 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 Annette Broy. Annette’s first paid commission was at the age of 9, when she was paid a nickel by her classmates for every horse that she drew. She started oil painting at the age of 16, and at age 23, she and her twin sister opened their first Art Studio, A & A Artworks. Annette took a 20-year hiatus from art to pursue a career in nursing. Since she has returned to her life’s passion, she has been a Featured Artist of the Month at the Doniphan Museum and at Figment Art Gallery and Culture House at the Monarch Art Factory. (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org

Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, is home to traditionally made, Fair Trade artisan products from all over the world. Our craftspeople work with local materials, many of them recycled, to produce beautiful pieces of work reflecting their cultures and traditions. (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 Connecticut artist Sky Hoyt, who returns to Good Girl for her second show, Being In and Of the Garden. The artist intends to blur the boundaries of reality in terms of subject and composition to allow an unfettered communication between the viewer and the painting. While these images reflect a garden, Sky invites the viewer to contemplate, linger and relax in a world of shapes, gestures and colors. Also showing in June is Springfield native Ellen Neville, home for the summer with new collage and mixed media work and inspirations from her first semester at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (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., introduces the premier solo exhibition of Artist Elizabeth Chapman. While Chapman’s work is in the process of evolving, this particular body of work shows the emergence of a new artist. Working in styles ranging from realistic to abstract, and utilizing various mediums from transparent watercolor to collage, Chapman’s style is as dynamic as her compositions. Meet the artist and enjoy live music by local musicians Jeremy Larson and Don Chapman at the opening reception, 6-10 p.m. June 5. (417) 866-6688 www.myspace.com/hawthorngallery Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

Nonna’s Italian American Café, 306 South Ave., presents Featured Artist Hillary Croan. Working in watercolor, acrylic ink, and graphite, Hillary creates new worlds from seemingly insignificant splatters of paint. She plays with chance and intention to create characters and environments that tell stories of beginnings and ends and the cyclical nature of life. Originally from Parkville, MO, Hillary came to Springfield in fall 2003 to study art at Missouri State University. She is now working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking with a minor in art history. She plans to graduate in spring 2010. (417) 831-1222 www.nonnascafe.com

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Sculptor Jacob Burmood and Painter Jake Johnson. “My intention for each sculpture is to create a calm yet dynamic form of seemingly effortless movement and grace,” Burmood says. “The finished work’s purpose is to cause the viewer’s mind to become both tranquil and focused.” Johnson, who draws as well as paints, says, “My art has taught me that real riches are of the soul and character. In some ways I hope this joy can be passed on to you.” Join Obelisk Home as we participate in the IDEA Exposition to showcase downtown entrepreneurs. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

Park Central Square Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, features The Photography of Debbie Raymer Joiner and live music by folk-rocker Dallas Jones. (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 Jazz at the Monarch, including a unique jazz photo display, In the Moment, by Photographer James Radke and live jazz June 5 and 6. In the Moment features images of extraordinary jazz musicians who graced the stages in and around the Oakland-San Francisco Bay area 1993-2003, including Joe Pass, Don Cherry, Deborah Harry, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Joe Henderson, Eliane Helias, Betty Carter and Pharoah Sanders. Located next door to Randy Bacon Photography in the Monarch Art Gallery, Figment will feature new art work by working studio artists’ Kelly Kennedy, Kat Allie, and Abby Waters. Also, take a tour of Monarch Recording Studio!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), the studio of Sculptor Bruce Burnaugh, presents Works in Progress by Rox Studio students and Abstract Paintings by James Crafford. Rox Stoneworks is a working studio teaching stone sculpture Sat, Sun and Mon, 9:30-3:30. Meet sculptor Bruce Burnaugh and see student’s sculptures in progress and abstract paintings by James Crafford. www.springfieldarts.org/ROXstoneworks

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., is a working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work. Springfield Hot Glass Studio continually displays its current blown glass, beads and fused work, offering live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays. Classes are available; please visit our Web site. (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. (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, unveils a new series of Susan’s 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

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