Enjoy March 5 Art Walk in 22 different venues
Downtown’s the place to be 6-10 p.m. March 5 when Art Walk unveils new art, live music, artist demonstrations, local and international exhibits, and fun for all ages and interests in 22 participating galleries. View the March 2010 First Friday Art Walk E-newsletter
Among the highlights:
- Visit The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, for Translations, a show of paintings and silk screen prints by Ellen Baird, plus live music by local pianist Meredith Taylor.
- Enjoy Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Mike Lyon at Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., and don’t miss the Artist’s Talk 6-7 p.m.
- Get a fresh take on art at Fresh Gallery, located at the corner of Campbell and Walnut, with Featured Artists Clarissa French and Joy Hyde, who work in photography/digital art and acrylics, respectively.
- Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., is the place to be for New Work by painter Dave Bennett. Meet the artist and enjoy live music by Gail Morrissey and Victoria Johnson of Stringfield.
- MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., hosts a unique exhibit from ITESO School of Design, a Jesuit University of Tlaquepaque, Springfield’s Sister City in Guadalajara, Mexico. View work by ITESO students and faculty in this one-of-a-kind show.
- Stop by Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., for Mosaic Perspective: An Eclectic Art Exhibit by Area University MBA Students, plus Art Work by URevolution and live contemporary acoustic music from four local musicians.
- A surprise addition to the March Art Walk is Evangel University which will display at the Monarch Art Factory in the former Bellwether Gallery.
- Experience the state of the art at Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., where Gabe and Terry Bloodworth will demonstrate new techniques Gabe learned from the master glass artists at the Corning Glass Center.
A complete gallery listing, with details for each venue, appears below.
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.
March Gallery Guide
Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, features seasonal photos from its magazine Present Truth, as well as 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
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, presents Translations, a show of paintings and silk screen prints by Ellen Baird. A painter and printmaker, Ellen originally studied theater, receiving her BFA in scenic and lighting design from the Theatre School at DePaul University. Now she focuses on painting and printmaking, as well as coordinating mural projects through SRAC. Also, enjoy live music by local pianist Meredith Taylor performing works by Liszt, Debussy and Copland (arr. Bernstein), 6-9 p.m. during the 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, presents Featured Artist Julia Schaefer, who is doing mixed media paintings and also shows pottery at the gallery. Duane and Prudy Bone continue to show their Michael Parks litho collection, digital art by Deanna Henion, acrylics by Stevia Bonebrake, jewelery by Tammy Kirks, pottery by Katrina Stevens, John Ehlers, Duane Bone, and Cheryl Matlack, and ceramic plaques by George Milne. (417) 864-4343
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Mike Lyon. Meet the artist during the opening reception, 6-9 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk, and don’t miss the Artist’s Talk 6-7 p.m. (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. Reflections of Tuscany, Tulips in Harmony and the Great White Heron are just a few titles of the works on display this month by artist Charli Stout. Stop by and view watercolors, oils and acrylics. (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 Joy Hyde in March. Clarissa is a photographer and digital artist. “I seek to bring out the hidden beauty of ordinary objects and scenes with images revealed in the juxtaposition of season, light and shadow,” she says. Joy is a third-generation artist working in acrylics. Growing up in California, she immersed herself in the art scene through various memberships, shows, galleries and activities in the artistic community.She moved to the Midwest from California in the late ‘70s and enhanced her art education, studying with Raymond Popp and Dee Fuerst. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat
Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents Artist Sierra Pace in March. The Gillioz displays a wide variety of artwork and is a magnificent work of art itself. Built in 1926 using architectural cues from all over the world, visitors will see beautifully restored ornamentation inspired by the Spanish, Egyptian and Mediterranean Cultures. (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org
Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, presents Aux Arcs: The Photography of Carl James. “The thing I love about photography is that it sharpens my visual and emotional sensitivity to the world around me,” Carl says. “The camera lens acts as a conduit to see beyond the mundane and focus on the beautiful interplay of light and space.” An award-winning artist, Carl has pursued photography seriously for the past 10 years. A member of the Southwest Missouri Camera Club, the Springfield Visual Arts Alliance and the Springfield Regional Arts Council, Carl enjoys exploring symbolism and surrealism created through digital manipulation. (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, continues Elaine Pawlowicz’s show, Sailors Valentines, paintings was inspired by the antique collectibles sailors sent as tokens of love in the 1800s. Also showing is local painter Eric Vaughn with A Night at the Movies. Eric’s work reflects his love of Film Noir in paintings that have the feeling of film stills. (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 painter Dave Bennett. Continuing his artistic exploration of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Bennett returns to Hawthorn with a new body of work. Experience “Art in Action” at Hawthorn during First Friday Art Walk: Meet artist Dave Bennett and watch him work on a new painting, plus enjoy live music by Gail Morrissey and Victoria Johnson of Stringfield. (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., is proud to display a wonderful collection of new work from our favorite local artist Stephanie Cramer. Stephanie’s incredible versatility can be seen through her collection of acrylic, oil, mixed media, and charcoal canvases, including a continuation of her Dear Roy collection. Our beautiful facility, designed by neighbor Obelisk Home, provides a perfect backdrop for Stephanie’s dynamic work. Come north of the square to Inveno Health and Obelisk Home in March, we are off the path, but worth the walk! www.invenohealth.com (417) 831-1270 www.invenohealth.com
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, 215 W. Mill St., continues its show, Accidental Mysteries: Extraordinary Vernacular Photographs from the Collection of John and Teenuh Foster. “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 and online auctions,” says Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, director of the Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis. “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.” (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., hosts a unique exhibit from ITESO School of Design, a Jesuit University of Tlaquepaque, Springfield’s Sister City in Guadalajara, Mexico. The exhibit will be on display from February 18 to March 5. Enjoy a reception during First Friday Art Walk. Students’ work shown is taken from the design program, which teaches a comprehensive approach to design. Its foundation is in the German Bauhaus and The English Arts and Crafts movements, which puts the human being at the center of the design process. Faculty will display posters dedicated to the 40th anniversary of The Tlatelolco Massacre of Oct. 2, 1968, in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Mexico City. Historically, this event was Mexico’s equivalent of Kent State or Tiananmen Square. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays
Nonna’s Italian Café, 306 South Ave., presents A Show to be Announced in March. (417) 831-1222 www.nonnascafe.com
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Artist Steve Willis. “My images are tiny occurrences along a Spiritual journey. The difficulty is in attempting to address Spiritual encounters with material means,” Steve says. “My artwork addresses spiritual portals and sacred spaces based on personal experiences within Native American and non-native spiritual ceremonies. The images attempt to capture the complexity of spiritual knowledge in a simple and direct manner. The colors, shapes and symbols are significant and are used in the artwork to develop a visual vocabulary between people.” (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
One80One, 318 W. Walnut, features the works of Artists Dustin Burgert, Jeffrey Sweet, Kristen King, George Perkins and Clint Williamson. 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 Mixed Media Artist Dale Augustson and music by Bella Musica. Dale Augustson began as a photographer, and then developed his talents in painting and stained glass. He now teaches both painting and stained glass courses at OTC. “I tell my students that it really is all right to go outside of the lines, to take a thought or an idea and work with it,” Dale says. “There is so much to learn beyond the boundaries and so much to explore.” Bella Musica is an acoustic musical duo featuring Darice Augustson on harp and Laura Killingsworth on flute. (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 Artist Allan Burch, who will display 2-D illustrations, portraiture and conceptual pieces. Meet Allan and discuss his work during the March 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., present Mosaic Perspective: An Eclectic Art Exhibit by Area University MBA Students, plus Art Work by URevolution and live contemporary acoustic music from four local musicians! Enjoy sculpture, pen-and-ink, mixed media collage, and oil and acrylic painting from students of Evangel, Southwest Baptist, Drury University and OTC. In conjunction with the Bacon Gallery, this rare exhibit is hosted by Spirituality In the Arts and Ridgecrest Baptist Church’s Young Adults Quest Community program. URevolution will offer activities during Art Walk and afterward will host an event in partnership with MSU’s Chi Alpha. (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., presents Gabe and Terry Bloodworth demonstrating some new techniques Gabe learned from the master glass artists at the Corning Glass Center during his recent training session there. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat