Art Walk is a blast this weekend!

1 - June 22, 2010 - 0 Comments

Start your Fourth of July Weekend celebration with an explosion of art at First Friday Art Walk, 6-10 p.m.  in the Downtown Arts District July 2. Click here to view the July 2010 Art Walk E-newsletter or Click here to view and print the July 2010 Art Walk Map

Among the highlights:

Country Meets City II by Juli Cady Ryan

  • Art Walk welcomes new member Smart Group and Gallery at 405 W. Walnut. Enjoy its debut show, Wit and Whimsy, featuring Springfield Artist Carla Stine and Cincinnati Artist Juli Cady Ryan, plus studio works in progress by gallery associates Kevin Richardson, Brannon Estis and Winston Riley.
  • Experience Jewelry by Meredith Lowery and Pottery by Andrew Eggers at APO After Dark, 303 Park Central West.
  • Peek through the portals of imagination at The Creamery Arts Center with its show Open Doors, featuring artwork created on doors or with a door theme. Enjoy the Art Walk reception from 6 to 9 p.m., generously underwritten by July gallery sponsor Dianne Elizabeth Osis.
  • Join DB Design Salon & Art Gallery326 S. Campbell, for works by renowned Photographer Jim Mayfield, as well as watercolors by Debra Sutherland and displays of pottery by various artists.
  • Visit The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, for works by Evangel faculty members Photographer Lane Simmons and Ceramicist Mitch Yung.
  • Fourth of July Fireworks are the source of the abstract images in Photography and Photo Art by Clarissa French at Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave.
  • Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artists Barbara Radovanovich and Elaine Willig in July. Enjoy sgraffito-carved pottery by Barb and original jewelry by Elaine in a unique and beautiful gallery space.
  • Experience Our Spectrum, a show featuring artwork created by teenagers at the Ozark Center for Autism, at Global Fayre, 324 S. Campbell.
  • See works by Artists Sarah Lowe and Barb Williams at Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101.
  • Start your Independence Day weekend with Park Central Branch Library, where you’ll enjoy Paintings by Artist Erin Hughes and have the opportunity to speak with the artist herself. Also, at 7 p.m. on the Community Stage, enjoy music by Live Oak Band.

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.

July Gallery Guide

Please note: Due to the summer break, Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, MSU Brick City Gallery, MSU International Center, MSU Student Exhibition Center and OTC Fine Art Gallery will be closed in July and August. They will reopen with the Sept. 3 First Friday Art Walk.

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents New Photography by Harold Patterson; 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, presents Jewelry by Meredith Lowery and Pottery by Andrew Eggers in July. 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 an invitational exhibition, Open Doors, featuring work of local artists created on doors or with a door theme. The exhibit will open on First Friday, July 2 with a public Art Walk reception from 6 to 9 p.m., underwritten by July gallery sponsor Dianne Elizabeth Osis. Open Doors will remain on display through July 31. (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 with Featured Artist Jim Mayfield, one of the area’s most well-known photographers. DB Design continues to show the beautiful watercolors of Debra Sutherland, while its ongoing display of pottery features Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone. Also showing are hand-crocheted hats by Cynthia Stenquist. (417) 864-4343

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

The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, will feature works by Photographer Lane Simmons and Ceramicist Mitch Yung, both Evangel University faculty members. (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., continues its show Photography and Photo Art by Clarissa French, with an emphasis on images of fireworks in honor of the Fourth of July. Clarissa seeks to capture exotic images in everyday scenes and 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 Featured Artists Barbara Radovanovich and Elaine Willig in July. Barb is a Springfield clay artist working primarily in lead-free, functional porcelain or stoneware, with multi-layered, sgraffito-carved surface decoration and, often, colored, glazed interiors. Barb’s works are both beautiful and practical, going from microwave to table top to dishwasher with ease. Elaine is a jewelry artist who takes inspiration from her materials and from her environment, including her exotic travels as a lone sojourner in Greece and Turkey. “Feeling the placement of my feet on ancient stones planted between with moss … I felt intensity and energy in the relics left by the lives of common people,” she says. “Observance of COLOR was revealed also … in the flowers which bloomed and the polished gems behind shop windows.” 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 Matt Loveland revisiting The Gillioz Restoration Project via old photos, memorabilia, and more. 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, presents Our Spectrum, a show featuring artwork created by teenagers at the Ozark Center for Autism. Autism is the fastest growing childhood developmental disability and affects a child’s ability to communicate and interact with the world. Ozark Center for Autism provides the only evidence-based treatment proven to be effective—Applied Behavior Analysis. In this intensive one-on-one therapy, teachers prepare preschoolers to function as independently as possible. Ozark Center for Autism art classes are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Missouri Arts Council. (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, features Artists Sarah Lowe and Barb Williams in July. Sarah, a Colorado artist, presents Rhythms of Nature: Growth, Illumination, Reflection, a show featuring her acrylic paintings on canvas. Sarah’s works have a mystical quality about them, and she paints live at music venues in Colorado. Barb’s show is title Homage to Ozarks Recycling: Making new with what you have… It comprises mixed-media collage paintings of the artist’s family circa 1940s-50s caught in would-be “snapshots” amid native rock architecture. (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 Nature in Motion: New Works by Mike Morris. His first solo exhibition, Nature in Motion highlights Morris’ mastery of mediums by bringing together his talents in both painting and pottery. Meet the artist and enjoy live music by Stringfield during the July 2 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., says don’t melt in this humidity – come mix and mingle at Inveno Health, where art and innovation meet. The scenery is always changing with resident artist Stephanie Cramer’s original works adorning our research and development space, splendidly decorated by Obelisk Home. July features the most vibrant hues of summer and the latest in medical device and product development by local inventors. (417) 831-1270 www.invenohealth.com

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

MSU International Center, 301 S. Jefferson, will be closed for the July Art Walk (417) 836-6618 http://international.missouristate.edu

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

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents the delightful, dimensional works of Encaustic Painter Kat Allie. “Striving to create art that encompasses rich vibrant colors, luscious actual textures, and bold unfaltering lines, is my desire,” Kat says. “I want people to view my artwork as very sensory and engaging.” Working with hot beeswax, damar resin, and oil 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.” Inherently drawn to nature for her subject, she presents nature “transformed and abstracted as I sense and experience it through the human condition.” (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

One80One, 318 W. Walnut, will be closed for the July Art Walk.

OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, will be closed for the July Art Walk.

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, features Paintings by Artist Erin Hughes, who will be on hand to meet and greet Library visitors and discuss her paintings. At 7 p.m., Live Oak Band, featuring Ryan Boone and Kirk Woodring, takes the Community Stage in a FREE show for all ages. Also enjoy Sounds on the Square concerts presented by Pension Consultants and the Friday Night Farmers Market. 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., will not participate in Art Walk’s free activities in July; instead, the Monarch Art Factory will present a ticketed concert featuring Harry and the Potters, The Scribbles and a third band TBA. The cost is $8; doors open at 7:30 and music starts at 8 p.m. (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

Smart Group and Gallery, 405 W. Walnut, joins Art Walk with Wit and Whimsy, featuring Springfield Artist Carla Stine and Cincinnati Artist Juli Cady Ryan, plus studio works in progress by gallery associates Kevin Richardson, Brannon Estis and Winston Riley in painting, photography and sculpture. (417) 425-7596 www.smartgroupandgallery.com Open 10 am to 6 pm M-F; 11-8 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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