Celebrate Spring with Art Walk June 4

1 - May 28, 2010 - 0 Comments

First Friday Art Walk revels in the beauty of spring from 6 to 10 p.m.  June 4. Enjoy new shows featuring painting, pottery, sketching, literary arts, photography, blown glass, jewelry, sculpture and multimedia works in an atmosphere of live music, delicious food and fun for all ages and interests.

Among the highlights for First Friday Art Walk in June:

  • Visit The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman, for the 2010 SRAC Members Show
  • Enjoy Works by Michael Buesking at The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery
  • Explore the works of Gavyn Sky at Obelisk Home, and get a preview of Dudley Martin’s upcoming photography show
  • Do not miss the amazing photo exhibit Miracles—Religious Festivities in Peru, a by artist Angie Keller at MSU International Center
  • Experience a Celebration of Color at Fresh Gallery with Featured Artists Alicia Farris and Ann Meese
  • See works by Painter James Crafford at The Gillioz Theatre
  • Join Hawthorn Galleries for its Spring Classic featuring New Works by Lora Brier and Arlene James
  • Delve into realms of science and the supernatural at Global Fayre’s book signing for 2012: The Paranormal Cookbook, an exploration of all things otherworldly, written by local paranormal investigator Shaun B.

For families on the go, remember the Downtown Y offers affordable child care for Art Walking parents via Family Art Night, serving children ages 3 months to 12 years, 6:30-9 p.m. 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.

June Gallery Guide

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents a collection of paintings by nationally-renowned western and landscape artist Charles Summey; plus Fountains and Faces, featuring Annette Wardell’s photographs of Rome; Finding the Sun, a series of floral images by photographer Donna Bieber; natural images by Chris Wood from his series, For Everything There is a Season; urban images by photographer Jason York from his series How God Sees Us; a variety of works by OTC art student Patricia Frater will be featured in the new Emerging Artist section; handcrafted jewelry by Amanda Bearse; and George W. Kiefer’s historic murals. Also enjoy acoustic guitar music by Brad Cook and free refreshments. (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, continues its show by 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 the second annual SRAC Members Show at The Creamery Arts Center during the month of June. The exhibition begins with an opening reception during First Friday Art Walk June 4. The 2010 SRAC Members Show will also be the featured artwork during the annual membership meeting and Ozzie Awards held at The Creamery Arts Center on Thursday, June 16th. (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 Photography by Jim Mayfield and continues its show by Debra Sutherland. DB also displays work by potters John Ehlers, Duane Bone, Cheryl Matlock and Katrina Stevens, and jewelry artist Tammy Kirks. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., will be closed for the June Art Walk.

The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, will feature Works by Michael Buesking, Associate Professor of Art at Evangel University.  In addition to some of his earlier “prophet as artist” works, he will have on display two altarpieces and other recent oil paintings. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. W-Sat

Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160 (entrance on Pershing next to The Moxie), converts its bistro space into a replica of artists’ bistro Place du Tertre at Montmartre, Paris, with artists working live at their easels accompanied by French music and food. Farmers Gastropub invites artists who are interested in demonstrating their talents on future First Fridays to contact owner Bill Griffiths. (417) 864-6994 www.farmersgastropub.com The Gastropub is open 9:30-11 p.m. M-W and 9:30 a.m.-midnight Th-Sat, with Bistro Dining 6-9:30 p.m. Th-Sat

Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave., will be showing Photography and Photo Art by Clarissa French. Clarissa seeks to capture exotic images in everyday settings and enjoys creating abstract photo art from her images of fireworks, leaves, grass, flowers, winter ice and more. (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 Celebration of Color: Featured Artists Alicia Farris and Ann Meese in June. Alicia conveys her love for pure color, and her ability to achieve luminosity and vibrancy in her work.  While her work has qualities of realism, she is often more driven by the use of color and light than strictly by form. Her subjects include the beauty of the Ozarks, places she has visited, and anything that inspires her for any reason. Ann majored in art at MSU in the ‘60s, and then went on to a 35-year career as an educator, administrator and mother of four. She has now returned to her passion for art. “Creating a painting is a small journey,” she says. “At the end of that journey, what remains on the canvas is an impression that evokes a variety of feelings for me. I hope you enjoy the images that I share.” Fresh is a collective gallery of fine art and craft featuring 22 juried regional artists. (417) 862-9300 www.springfieldarts.org/fresh Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat

Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents Artist James Crafford in June. The Gillioz Theatre displays work by a variety of artists and is a magnificent work of art itself. Built in 1926 using architectural cues from all over the world, this Springfield landmark features ornamentation inspired by European and Mediterranean cultures. (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org

Global Fayre, 324 S. Campbell, explores literary art 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. (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 three Arizona State University MFA artists and former classmates; enjoy Paintings and Mixed Media by Jane Almirall and Nissa Kubly, and Jewelry by Ali Kauss. Nissa will be showing vitreous enamel pendants along with Jane Almirall’s gouache paintings of the beautiful
“ugliness” of nature. Ali will feature hammered silver organic jewelry. (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., presents the Spring Classic, featuring New Works by Lora Brier and Arlene James. Celebrate the return of spring with vibrant colors and bold compositions. Meet the artists and enjoy live music by guitarist Dale Augustson during First Friday Art Walk. (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., reminds Art Walkers that summer is just around the corner and so is Inveno Health. Cool off in our gallery with Stephanie Cramer’s refreshing palette. Central to her work is the anonymous figure captured for an instant in motion. Her distinctive style is fluidity and life caught freeze-frame. Inveno Health showcases locally mastered medical technologies and devices to improve patient care and is located next to Obelisk Home. (417) 831-1270 www.invenohealth.com

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, 215 W. Mill St., will be closed for the June Art Walk.

MSU International Center, 301 S. Jefferson, continues its amazing exhibit Miracles—Religious Festivities in Peru, a photo display by artist Angie Keller. (417) 836-6618 http://international.missouristate.edu

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., will be closed for the June Art Walk.

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, continues its show by Artist Gavyn Sky in June. Enjoy the unique abstract works of this award-winning artist and view a selection of photographs by Dudley Martin. This is a preview of Dudley’s upcoming show hosted by the Springfield Arts Council at the Creamery Arts Center August 6-27th. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

One80One, 318 W. Walnut, features the works of Photographer Alleah, along with Mayalynn Hall, Lori Radford, Jessica Mahan, Meganne Rosen O’Neal, Debbie Raymer, Javier Saltares and Nicholas K. Tarr. Also enjoy beer, water, or soda.. 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, will be closed for the June Art Walk.

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, features a gallery-class art show To Be Announced and at 7 p.m. Brother Wiley takes the stage. Also, don’t miss the Friday Night Farmers Market 4:30-8 p.m. every Friday in the Park Central Square area.  Library staffers at Park Central know downtown and will be happy to guide you to galleries, parking, shopping and (of course) all things library. (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., along with Missouri State University unveil Art Transforms Downtown, plus experience Art Work by Parker Asay, Cindy Dobson & Shawn McLaughlin and New Photography & Video by Randy Bacon. Also, enjoy the live DJ and free face painting! (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., will demonstrate the making of Solid Glass Figures And Paperweights during the June Art Walk. 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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