Feel the love at the Feb. 5 First Friday Art Walk

1 - January 20, 2010 - 0 Comments

From the Hearts for the Arts auction at The Creamery Arts Center, to The Art of Love: The Romance Collection at Randy Bacon’s Studio and Gallery, visitors will find plenty to love during the Feb.  5 First Friday Art Walk at 22 participating venues. Enjoy the best art, food and music, all in the heart of the city. View the February 2010 First Friday Art Walk E-newsletter

  • Bid for your heart’s desire at the Hearts for the Arts auction, and enjoy the unique perspective of Russian Photographer Sergey Tsygankov at The Creamery Arts Center. All funds raised through Hearts for the Arts go to support the Arts Council’s educational mission serving 27 Missouri counties.
  • Visit MSU’s new Brick City Gallery (formerly the MSU Art & Design Gallery). The gallery has moved from the corner of Jefferson and Walnut to 215 W. Mill, where it debuts with Accidental Mysteries: Extraordinary Vernacular Photographs from the Collection of John and Teenuh Foster.
  • Visit Randy Bacon Studio and Gallery to enjoy The Art of Love: The Romance Collection, a unique collaboration of four artists: Randy Bacon, Kelly Brinkman, Deneile Cooper and Jaime Ward.
  • Enjoy the music of Bluesman John Long at Global Fayre. Born in 1950 in St. Louis, John’s debut album Lost & Found, on Delta Groove Records, stunningly re-creates the sound of a pre-war country blues player.
  • Meet Artist Tim Breaux, enjoy his newest works and watch him create another at Hawthorn Galleries during First Friday Art Walk.
  • Visit Art Walk’s newest member, One80One, which debuts on the February Walk with a quartet of artists: Dustin Burgert, Jeffrey Sweet, Kristen King and Clint Williamson, plus music by acoustic guitarist Jessel Harry.

Meanwhile, for families on the go, Family Art Night at the Downtown Y offers affordable child care for ages 3 months to 12 years, 6:30-9 p.m. every First Friday for only $10 per child. Kids enjoy healthy activities and snacks, story time and a hands-on art project to take home. Call (417) 862-8962, ext. 149, for information or to preregister.

February Gallery Guide

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, features seasonal photos from its magazine Present Truth, as well as historic themed murals by George W. Kieffer and artwork by Present Truth designer and photographer Chris Wood. Chris owns his own design business, expressing himself in a variety of artistic media. (417) 864-4971
ArtWhole Studios, 408 W. Walnut will be closed for the February Art Walk. Heads up in March, however, when ArtWhole will reopen in a new location! (417) 866-7929 or email us at artwholestudios@att.net. (417) 866-7929 artwholestudios@att.net.
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
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, features the Hearts for the Arts silent auction and an exhibition by Russian Photographer Sergey Tsygankov 6-9 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk. Visitors can bid on over 50 pieces of artwork created by regional artists for Hearts for the Arts. View the works available, and track and place bids online at www.SpringfieldArts.org/HeartsForTheArts. Auction proceeds benefit the Arts Council’s arts education programming. Sergey Tsygankov made his way to America a few months ago with the goal of experiencing life the American way. He brought with him a lifetime of experiences, including his service and confinement in the Russian army, his work as a glass blower in a nuclear institute, and the discovery of one of his greatest gifts, artistic photography. Unique and beautiful in nature, Sergey’s artwork captures the emotion of the human soul. His signature works are “Flying Photos” that display men and women, couples and families jumping, frozen on camera in mid-air. Sergey’s exhibition and his stories of life in his homeland will touch hearts and minds of all ages. (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, features Digital Artwork by Deanna Henion, and DB Design owners Duane and Prudy Bone will be showing their Private Collection of Michael Parkes Lithographs. DB also displays work by painters Debbie Sutherland and Jerry Ellis, potters John Ehlers, Duane Bone, Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer and Katrina Stevens, jewelry artists Jill LeGrand and Tammy Kirks, and stained-glass artist Nathan Smith. (417) 864-4343
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Another Perspective: Works by Minority Students from Six Springfield Public High Schools. Visit the Pool Art Center Gallery 6-9 p.m. during the Feb. 5 First Friday Art Walk to enjoy original works by local high school students in this exhibit curated by Lawrence Anderson and Greg Booker. (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
Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave., continues to show the outstanding works of awarding winning artist Charli Stout. The exhibit will show the many talents of the artist, from landscapes to modern design. (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 Dale Brueggemann and Janice Brueggemann in February. Dale and Janice are husband-and-wife artists working in various media. Dale does photography. Janice does two- and three-dimensional fabric and fiber art, ranging from wall hangings to hand-made felt vessels and sculptures. Fresh is a collective gallery of fine art and craft featuring 20 juried regional artists. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Th; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. F-Sat
Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents Artist Kat Allie, who will show her Emergence Series. Kat strives to create art that encompasses rich vibrant colors, luscious actual textures, and bold unfaltering lines. “I want people to view my artwork as very sensory and engaging,” Kat says. “Working with hot beeswax, resin and pigment allows me immediate access to the natural or organic state of creating. The encaustic medium transforms from a liquid to a solid within seconds. Acting and reacting becomes intuitive and transcendental. I’m inherently drawn to nature for my subject: nature transformed and abstracted as I sense and experience it through the human condition. For the Gillioz Theater exhibition I will show a new series of pieces that reveal the state of emergence.” (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org
Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, presents Bluesman John Long. John was born in St. Louis in 1950 and was first exposed to the music he’d make his life’s work not long after. By the late 1950s John was absorbing the sounds of Jimmy Reed, Buster Brown, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Junior Parker and all the rest of the R&B and jump blues of the day, and working to recreate those sounds with his own guitar. On Lost & Found, his debut album on Delta Groove Records, John Long has stunningly re-created the sound of a pre-war country blues player. There is no cover, but donations to Kiva are welcome. (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 Sailors’ Valentines, a series of paintings by Artist Elaine Pawlowicz of Texas. Sailors’ Valentines is inspired by the antique collectibles of the same name. Sailors’ Valentines were love tokens crafted by sailors for their wives, mothers and sisters during the time they were at sea. Elaine uses a circular, swirling motif in her Valentine paintings that incorporate images of natural disasters, home decor, flora and fauna, bold geometric patterns and more. Elaine’s paintings are speckled with tiny characters that are swallowed up by neon color fields, and her style is a type of magical realism. (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 present New Work by Tim Breaux. Inspired by his recent travels to the west, including the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and the Canyonlands of Moab, Breaux’s new body of work exudes an air of artistic confidence. Experience “Art in Action” from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 5 at Hawthorn when you can meet Tim Breaux and watch him at work on a new painting. Plus, enjoy live music by guitarist Dale Augustson. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat
Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., displays works by local painter Stephanie Cramer. Cramer’s vibrant and often large-scale works have garnered a following throughout southwest Missouri. Head north of the square for great art at Inveno Health as well as at Obelisk Home. (417) 831-1270 www.invenohealth.com
Nonna’s Italian Café, 306 South Ave., presents A Show to be Announced. (417) 831-1222 www.nonnascafe.com
MSU Brick City Gallery (formerly the MSU Art & Design Gallery), has moved from the northwest corner of Jefferson and Walnut to 215 W. Mill St. Visit Brick City Gallery to view the February show Accidental Mysteries: Extraordinary Vernacular Photographs from the Collection of John and Teenuh Foster, debuting on the Feb. 5 Art Walk and continuing through March 6. “Over the years, longtime folk art collectors John and Teenuh Foster have assembled an exceptional group of snapshot photographs from forays to antique shops, flea markets an online auctions. The found images are orphans of another life, holding secrets within them regarding their real narratives. Rediscovered, these photographs have been given new life and lie open to reinterpretation,” says Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, director of the Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis. For more information, visit the exhibit Web site at www.accidentalmysteries.com. (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., begins the new semester with the Art and Design Department’s Foundations Exhibit through Saturday, Feb. 6. An artist’s reception will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. during the February First Friday Art Walk. The art featured in this exhibit is from courses required to gain acceptance into the Degree Program of the Art and Design Department. Work displayed is from the previous semester’s projects in Art 100, Two-Dimensional Design; Art 101, Three-Dimensional Design; Art 115, Drawing I; and Art 215, Drawing II. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and university holidays
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Paintings by Mary L. Hamilton in February. “My 2-dimensional work is generally abstract, yet representational. I usually work with acrylic mediums and collage items on a large scale in varying formats including diptychs and triptychs,” Mary says. Her concepts for composition in her City series “come from social themes, feelings or ideas, or from actual places such as downtown Springfield,” she adds. “My Ensembles musical series was started in 2004 and contains the images from my own personal experiences as a musician and as an avid fan of all types of music. These pieces combine the shapes, colors and textures of instruments and performance stages in a chaotic, visual movement that I hope captures a measured beat, repetition and a rhythm intrinsic to music.” (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
One80one, 318 W. Walnut, Art Walk’s newest member, presents a quartet of artists in its February debut. Enjoy the works of Artists Dustin Burgert, Jeffrey Sweet, Kristen King and Clint Williamson plus music by acoustic guitarist Jessel Harry. Stop by for great art, live music, light snacks and a tour of One80One’s beautiful offices, located right next door to Flame. One80one is a strategic marketing firm with a focus on Web development and new media, as well as utilizing traditional branding and advertising to enhance clients’ brands and engage clients’ audiences. (417) 865-0181 www.one80one.com Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F
OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents Fine Art Photographer Andrea Land and her show, In My Room, during the Feb. 5 Art Walk. Land received her MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. Andrea is represented by renowned galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Washington D.C. “I enter into the process of creating a photograph on both a conscious and subconscious level. My portraits of children contain various layers of information relating to the artist, the subject and a mutual exchange between the two. The work seeks to explore the psyche of complex individuals,” Land says. View Land’s work at www.andrea-land.com. (417) 447-8873 Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. F; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Fridays
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, features The Art of Faye Clifton. Meet and talk with the artist during the Feb. 5 Art Walk. (417) 831-1342 http://parkcentrallibrary.blogspot.com Open 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat
Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., presents The Art of Love: The Romance Collection, a unique collaboration of four artists: Randy Bacon, Kelly Brinkman, Deneile Cooper and Jaime Ward. Enjoy The Art of Love’s opening reception 6-10 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk, with refreshments and live jazz, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Randy Bacon is known for his extraordinary photography. He will exhibit a romantic collection from his latest work featuring 25 of his favorite images of couples he has photographed over the last decade. Valentine’s Day specials on sitting fees will be available and themed art work will be for sale. Kelly Brinkman, is a working artist at Figment Art Gallery & Culture House next door to the Bacon Gallery. She is a popular local painter and potter and will feature an assortment of Valentine’s Day themed pottery for sale. Deneile Cooper is an up-and-coming potter who will be exhibiting an array of stunning pottery, including a collection of 15 hand-made one-of-a-kind mugs, jars and assorted pottery. Jaime Ward is a local painter and jewelry artist who will be exhibiting exceptional hand-made jewelry, hair art pieces, barrettes and hair clips(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., is a working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, Springfield Hot Glass offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays.(417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-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 info@springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

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