Join Art Walk in Action in April
During the month of April, Art Walk members are putting the focus on arts, education and kids through Art Walk in Action, a coordinated effort to support and promote these causes in our community.
Art Walk is a proud supporter of Arts in Action: The 10 Weeks Festival and will have collection boxes in all of its venues during Art Walk events. Funds donated support arts education, as well as the Care to Learn Fund, which provides direct aid to schoolchildren in need.
Other highlights of Art Walk in Action’s focus on arts, education and kids include:
• Visit The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, for Central High School’s Fine Arts Night at The Creamery, plus Landscapes by Ann Meese, SRAC Artist in Residence.
• At Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., visitors can enjoy the Annual All Student Competitive Exhibition through April 30.
• The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, makes its official Art Walk debut with Work by Graduating Seniors.
• Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, holds its First Anniversary Celebration and Silent Auction during the April 2 Art Walk. Also, enjoy the work of Featured Artists Carol Penprase and Dale Augustson.
• Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave., presents art by Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in a show titled Reflections of Scouting: Through the Eyes of Scouts.
• Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Childhood in Its Landscape, a juried art display and silent auction to raise funds for arts education. There is a $25 entry fee for each submission, and works are juried by renowned photographer Julie Blackmon. A $500 prize will be awarded to the artwork selected Best in Show. The deadline for entries is March 23.
• Come to Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, to see photos by Julie Taylor’s art class at Fordland Middle School on the subject of “Community,” plus enjoy edible art as the library kicks off The Big Read for 2010 with “edible books” inspired by Big Read book “A Long Way from Chicago” by Richard Peck, and a dessert competition between Victory Trade School students.
• Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., present an opening art reception for James River Assembly’s Cherish Kids Program, including portraits of children in need, plus live music and dance performances.
Art Walk also adds another new member in April with APO After Dark, 303 Park Central West, which joins the Art Walk with Featured Artist M. Scott Phifer presenting a collection of soft pastels.
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.
April Gallery Guide
Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents Everyday Light, a show of pastel paintings by Ed Gibson, Ancient Architecture, featuring Annette Wardell’s photographs of Rome, Finding the Sun, a series of floral images by photographer Donna Bieber and a quintet of images by Chris Wood from his series, For Everything There is a Season. Enjoy a poetry reading by local poet Paul Gabbert at 7 p.m., plus acoustic guitar by Tom Tyson Jr., contemporary art by Chris Wood and George W. Kieffer historic murals. (417) 864-4971 www.abundantlifecovenantchurch.com Office hours 9-4:30 p.m. M-F; Services 7:30 p.m. W, 10 a.m. Sun
APO After Dark, 303 Park Central West, joins the Art Walk with Featured Artist M. Scott Phifer presenting a collection of soft pastels. APO After Dark is the evening/weekend drop-in center for AIDS Project of the Ozarks, offering confidential HIV/syphilis testing, safer sex supplies and risk-reduction counseling free to the general public. A variety of community artists will be displaying and offering art for purchase in the venue during Art Walk. (417) 832-0462 www.aidsprojectoftheozarks.org or follow us on Facebook. Open 7 p.m.-midnight every F & Sat
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Central High School’s Fine Arts Night at The Creamery, plus Landscapes by Ann Meese, SRAC Artist in Residence, 6-9 p.m. during Art Walk. Fine Arts Night features artworks created by Central’s International Baccalaureate visual art students, as well as a collaborative project showcasing creative writing and film, art and drama. Meese showcases the landscape paintings she created in southwest Missouri schools as part of the 2009-10 Greater Ozarks Art Tour. (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 by Featured Artist Julia Schaeffer, who paints in acrylics and does pottery. DB also displays work by painter Jerry Ellis, potters John Ehlers, Duane Bone, Cheryl Matlock and Katrina Stevens, jewelry artist Tammy Kirks, and stained-glass artist Nathan Smith. (417) 864-4343
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents the Annual All Student Competitive Exhibition through April 30. Enjoy the opening reception, 6-9 p.m. during 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
The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, is a beautiful and comfortable space for display of art by Evangel art students and faculty. Its April 2 show will feature Work by Graduating Seniors. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. W-Sat
Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave., is pleased to be showing art by Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. The show is titled Reflections of Scouting: Through the Eyes of Scouts. (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 its First Anniversary Celebration and Silent Auction, as well as works by Featured Artists Carol Penprase and Dale Augustson in April. Enjoy live music by Darice Augustson and light refreshments. Fresh is a collective gallery of fine art and craft featuring 22 juried regional artists. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat
Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents Creative Fiber Art, a group of fiber artists from southwest Missouri who express their creativity in non-traditional textile artwork. The group is diverse in style and technique and the overall exhibit has wide appeal. (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org
Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, puts literary art in the spotlight with a book signing for 2012 The Paranormal Cookbook by Ozarks paranormal investigator Shaun B. The book covers topics ranging from werewolves, UFOs, black dogs and Bigfoot sightings to the Curse of the Joker, quantum physics and the science of paranormal investigation. Global Fayre is also a proud participant in the Team World Vision Ozarks Urban Orienteering Race taking place during the April Art Walk. Team World Vision Ozarks comprises local runners in training for the Chicago Marathon. These dedicated runners are working to raise funds to provide fresh water to families and children in Kenya. (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 Childhood in Its Landscape, a juried art display and silent auction to raise funds for arts education. Enjoy a variety of works, juried by renowned photographer Julie Blackmon. A $500 prize will be awarded to the artwork selected Best in Show. (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 the work of Painter Jim Bilgere and Sculptor Linda Simpson. Visibly influenced by cubism and abstract expressionism, Bilgere’s work creates a visual language of color and musicality that “speaks to the spirit”. Working in terracotta and alabaster, Simpson’s sculpture explores the human form through movement and emotion. Meet the artists and enjoy live music 6-10 p.m. April 2. (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., presents an Inventors Reception during the First Friday Art Walk, part of the IDEA Expo. Explore great minds in science and art! Mingle with St. John’s Health System inventors, sharing the latest advancements in patient care and technology, and tour our gallery space showcasing local artist/educator Stephanie Cramer’s distinctive canvases. Discover some of Springfield’s best kept secrets – medical innovation and beauty in fine art. Join us for refreshments as right and left brains converge on Boonville, just north of the square. (417) 831-1270 www.invenohealth.com
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, 215 W. Mill St., presents Alejandro Magallanes: Graphic Design 2005-2010 (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., will be closed for the April 2 Art Walk. (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 Artist Elizabeth Snipes. “All of my oil paintings explore a curiosity and fondness for a traditional subject, the human figure, and utilize a representational vocabulary to examine an interest in interpersonal interaction and communication,” Snipes says. “In my most recent work (featured in the gallery), my primary subject matter is my mother, who was my model during a 3-week artist residency in Estonia during the summer of 2009.” (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
One80One, 318 W. Walnut, features comic book sketches by Javier Saltares, and paintings by Meganne Rosen O’Neal and Nicholas K. Tarr, plus live music by Jessel Harry. Javier began his career in the mid-1980s working on Astro-Busters and The Roosevelt Project for DC Comics. He then moved to Marvel Comics, where he contributed to titles like Iron Man, Nightmask, Spitfire, Wonder Man, and the comic adaptation for the Robocop movie. He is now working with IDW on the G.I. Joe comic. Meaganne says, “My work is the result of a partnership between myself and the media I work with. I am a process artist; the process of painting and the direction the paint takes of its own accord have strong influence in the end result. … My paintings are about form, material and the aesthetic value of color and texture. my only agenda is to create pleasing and interesting paintings.” Nicholas Tarr is owner of Nicholas Tarr Designs, a creative firm with experience in metal fabrication, foam carving, sculpting, mold making, fiberglass work, finish painting, graphic design, and digital and dimensional signage. During the Art Walk, visitors can enter a drawing to win original NTD hand painted T-shirts or an original painting. (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 The Art of Wes Wilson for the April 2 Art Walk. The fun begins 5-6 p.m. April 2 in Lincoln Hall Room 211 on the OTC Main Campus, where Wes, sometimes referred to as the father of the ‘60s rock poster, will share insights on his collaborations and commissions with such famous people as Andy Warhol and Richard Nixon. Then meet the artist at OTC Fine Art Gallery beginning at 7:30 p.m., when he will be signing postcards and posters he designed especially for this event! (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 photographs taken by Julie Taylor’s art class at Fordland Middle School on the subject of “Community,” plus enjoy edible art as the library kicks off The Big Read for 2010 with “edible books” inspired by Big Read book “A Long Way from Chicago” by Richard Peck. Also, witness a dessert competition between Victory Trade School students. Chefs will compete to create a dessert most representative of Peck’s book as funny man Mark Gideon emcees. Stick around for a taste of these special treats. (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 an opening art reception for James River Assembly’s Cherish Kids Program. Founded by Pastors Debbie Lindell and Casey Gibbons of James River Assembly Church in Ozark, the purpose of Cherish Kids is to encourage and empower our community to make a difference in the lives of children through foster care and adoption. Randy Bacon donated his gift of photography for the children needing homes. This poignant photo exhibit includes portraits of children in need and their biographies. Also, enjoy live dance performances by Lindsey Strok and her team of women and children, as well as live acoustic music. (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 An Easter Evening with the Hot Glass crew crafting baby ducks, eggs, flowers and colorful spring vases. 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