July 3 Art Walk fires up July 4th weekend

1 - June 18, 2009 - 0 Comments

Just in time for the Fourth of July, First Friday Art Walk explodes with color, music and activities 6-10 p.m. July 3 in 20 participating galleries. Among the highlights:

  • ArtWhole Studios offers live music by Moonhoney, group painting, new photos by Chet Burgtorf and food by Twilight Grill.
  • The Creamery Arts Center presents its first Springfield Regional Arts Council Members’ Exhibition, featuring 130 works of art. Enjoy a wide variety of media, and don’t miss the performance of the 78th Army Band of New Jersey.
  • Elite PhotoArt features Photographer Chris Short. A senior photographer for Bass Pro Shops®, in his spare time Chris captures beautiful images in the coastal areas around the United States.  
  • Fashioned By Jaye presents Digital Photography by Sandra Shipley while continuing its make-an-offer sale on all displayed art by Jaye Coltharp and its clearance sale on handmade accessories.
  • Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques is proud to present Works by Teresa Dilsaver.
  • Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artists Alicia Farris, Mary Hamilton and Dolores Bauer. Farris and Bauer have had works accepted into Watercolor USA this year! 
  • Gillioz Theatre, presents an art double header with Artists Clarissa French and Jerri Loveland. Clarissa’s exhibit, It’s a Blast, is a series of abstract photographic images of fireworks, all born on the Fourth of July. Jerri’s show consists mostly of her most recent pastel landscapes. 
  • Global Fayre presents Ben Makhanya: Master Weaver of Zulu Wire Baskets. You’ll be captivated by Ben’s unique designs and color combinations. 
  • Good Girl Art Gallery presents An American Fairytale, works by painter Martha Goldman that offer a wink to pop cultural epochs, and a nod to difficult issues that plague us now as well as then. Good Girl also continues its show Being In and Of the Garden by artist Sky Hoyt.
  • Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building features Painter Gavyn Sky, a standout artist whose unique methods have taken the Springfield art scene by storm.
  • Park Central Square Branch Library features art by Ashley Berry and live music by Greene Coast.
  • Rox Stoneworks, presents Works in Progress by Rox Studio stone sculpting students plus Painting and Mixed Media by Charity Blansit.


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 July 3 arts activity is Tissue Paper Flags. Call Kyla Bentley at (417) 862-8962, ext. 149 for more information or to preregister.

Full details of the July 3 Art Walk appear in the July Gallery Guide below.

July Gallery Guide

ArtWhole Studios, 408 W. Walnut, features group painting, music by Moonhoney, new photos by studio owner Chet Burgtorf and food by Twilight Grill. For more information, make an appointment with us at (417) 866-7929 or www.artwholestudios.com. 

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 Photographer Jason Bowers. Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Jason Bowers didn’t pick up a camera until he moved into the Ozarks area and saw all the natural beauty around him. Now years later he has become an avid outdoor photographer but has the eye to find unseen beauty in plain sight. (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 more than 130 pieces of artwork in the first Springfield Regional Arts Council Members’ Exhibition. Enjoy a wide variety of media including acrylic, fiber collage, jewelry, and photography created by members of the Arts Council. Also, don’t miss the performance of the 78th Army Band of New Jersey at The Creamery during Art Walk. (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, will be closed for the July 3 Art Walk. During the month of July, DB Design will continue to show works by Jerry Ellis, Michele Ellison, Nathan Smith, Julia Schaefer pottery, and in-house artists Jill LeGrand, Tammy Kirks, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343

Elite PhotoArt, 325 E. Walnut St., features Photographer Chris Short. Chris is a senior photographer for Bass Pro Shops® and during his spare time captures beautiful images in the coastal areas around the United States. Chris will be displaying his fine art photography elegantly printed on canvas (www.chrisashort.com). Elite PhotoArt also features pottery by Bari Precious, artwork by Ammie Cyr, Nancy Rose, Gary Adamson and Jay; and photography by Larry Daniel, , Katia Lee, Dwayne Hillme, and Gallery owners, Will and Lisa Roberts. Come enjoy lemonade, snacks and the great Art Walk venues. (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, will be showing Digital Photography by Sandra Shipley. We will also continue our make-an-offer sale on all displayed art by Jaye Coltharp and clearance prices on locally handcrafted accessory 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., will be showing Works by Teresa Dilsaver. Using paint and canvas Teresa captures the colors and shapes of the Ozarks at their most beautiful. (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 Artist Alicia Farris, Dolores Bauer and Mary Hamilton in July. A membership gallery of juried local and regional artists, Fresh artists include Laura Valentine Blumer, Janice Brueggemann, Bruce Burnaugh, Stephanie Cramer, Holly Elkins, Clarissa French, Joy Hyde, Ann Meese, Jeanie Morris, Angel Nahon, Carol Penprase, Barb Radovanovich, Karen Schneider, Peggy Thatch Sibley, Sandy Strother, Debbie Sutherland, Denene Taliaferro, Karla Breeding Trammell, Sharon Warren and Elaine Willig. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Th; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. F-Sat

Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents works by Clarissa French and Jerri Loveland. A professional journalist and consultant, Clarissa’s exhibit, It’s a Blast, is a series of abstract photographic images of fireworks, all born on the Fourth of July. A CPA and controller for the Taney County Ambulance District, Jerri’s passion has always been art. This show consists mostly of the pastel landscapes that she has recently completed though she considers herself a mixed media artist. (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org

Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, presents Ben Makhanya: Master Weaver of Zulu Wire Baskets. Ben started weaving in 2002 at the age of 28. His previous job was as a bricklayer, and he often had to leave his family for long periods of time to go to work on construction projects. He started weaving to earn an income and found that he thoroughly enjoyed it, experimenting with new designs, stitches and color combinations; he creates fascinating works of art. (417) 873-9792 www.globalfayre.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-W, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Th-Sat, 1-5 p.m. Sun or by appointment

Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents artist Martha Goldman with An American Fairytale during the month of July. Martha’s paintings reveal a wry, nostalgic look at our past as applied to our world’s current circumstances. It is a wink to pop cultural epochs, and a nod to difficult issues that plague us now as well as then. Pin-up girls play various roles in these paintings, their sweet smiles and vacant doe-eyed stares representing our own tendencies to ignore yet persevere through difficult situations. Also, Good Girl Art continues its show Being In and Of the Garden, featuring the work of Connecticut artist Sky Hoyt. (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., is pleased to extend the showing of work by 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 Dale Augustson from 6 to 10 p.m. July 3. (417) 866-6688 www.myspace.com/hawthorngallery Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., invites you to enjoy the colorful artwork of Painter/Printmaker Stephanie Cramer. Inveno, one of the newest galleries to join the Art Walk, is located just in front of Obelisk Home. Come enjoy both galleries and there is plenty of parking. (417) 831-1270 Open 6-10 Art Walk evening or contact us for a tour at info@invenohealth.com.

Nonna’s Italian Café, 306 South Ave., presents Photographs by Corey Brown. Corey fell in love with photography the first time she stepped foot in the darkroom. She feels photography allows her to stop time and capture one instant forever, and she enjoys using the medium as a means of capturing personality … genuine laughs and honest moments. A unique and candid blend of timing, talent and lighting. (417) 831-1222 www.nonnascafe.com

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Painter Gavyn Sky. Gavyn has a unique style of painting, and the mysteries of his process are what make these painting so different than anything you’ve seen before. Gavyn’s paintings are an example of constant experimentation, limitless opportunities and letting go of whatever is holding you back. Obelisk is also showing other local artists throughout July. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, features the ethnic art of Ashley Berry in July. Entertainment will be provided by the musical group Greene Coast, an exciting amalgam of jazz fusion, funk and jam. (417) 831-1342 http://parkcentrallibrary.blogspot.com 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., will be closed during the July 3 Art Walk. Visit the gallery during regular hours to enjoy the ongoing exhibit, In the Moment, by Photographer James Radke, featuring 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. 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 Painting and Mixed Media by Charity Blansit. ROX Stoneworks is a working studio teaching stone sculpture Sat, Sun and Mon, 9:30-3:30. 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, 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) www.sslworldwide.com

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