Art Walk welcomes back college galleries for fall

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Patty's Vortex, part of "Art as Therapy, Therapy as Art" at OTC Fine Art Gallery

Join First Friday Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 3 as five of our college-based galleries reopen for the fall, and our 26 participating galleries unveil new art, fall fashions, live music, art demonstrations, artists’ talks, food, fellowship and fun. Click on these links to View the September Art Walk Map
or View the September Newsletter

Art Walk welcomes back Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, MSU Brick City Gallery, MSU International Center, MSU Student Exhibition Center and OTC Fine Art Gallery.

Among the September Highlights:

  • Visit APO After Dark for Photographer Todd Reynolds’ show, Floating Hinges Enjoy Todd Reynolds' show, "Floating Hinges"
  • Enjoy the work of Muralist Tarah Wilson and Photographer Mike Williams at Canvas
  • See the work of artist and downtown gallery pioneer Neanie Squires at The Creamery Arts Center
  • Meet the artists of Uncommon Threads and view their unique fiber art atDrury’s Pool Art Center Gallery
  • Enjoy Aerial Views: New Work by Dale Augustson at Hawthorn Galleries
  • Visit the three MSU galleries for a variety of art! MSU Brick City Gallery presents Origin and Form: New Work by Howard Koerth. MSU International Center presents Paintings by Batjin Boldbaatar, and MSU Student Exhibition Center presents the Art and Design Department’s Foundations Exhibit

    Art by Shawn McLaughlin at Randy Bacon Studio & Gallery

  • Get in touch with your feelings and experience Art as Therapy: Therapy as Art at OTC Fine Art Gallery
  • Stop by Park Central Branch Library for the multimedia works of Santiago Jim Delgadillo
  • Don’t miss The Second Annual Fall Into La Mode fashion show at Randy Bacon Studio & Gallery
  • Welcome fall with the annual Pumpkin Party at Springfield Hot Glass Studio

For families on the go, 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.

September Gallery Guide

"The Way," a photo composite by Chris Wood

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, kicks off the fall season with a variety of new works and artists. Chris Wood features his new series, Where are You?, and continues his series of natural images in For Everything There is a Season; Harold Patterson expands his series, Blessed, with new nature photos; Photographer Donna Bieber will feature images of barns from throughout the country; Annette Wardell presents her newest photography series, Bridges of Springfield and Greene County: Spanning our History; a variety of works by OTC art student Patricia Frater will be featured in the Emerging Artist section and she will be on-site to do a live art demonstration; also, enjoy handcrafted jewelry by Amanda Bears; and George W. Kiefer’s historic murals, plus flute & piano music by Michelle Yarbrough & Stephanie Hogsett and FREE refreshments. (417) 864-4971 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 Photographer Todd Reynolds.  Todd unveils a new body of work titled Floating Hinges that explores the realm between being awake and falling asleep – the point where the pictures he is working on begin speaking of their secret narrative properties. By letting the images tell a different story from the awake world, a new tale, and form, emerges. Embracing the aesthetics of the graphic novel, Todd lets the in-between world of the photos speak for itself. Todd is currently studying photography at MSU and will receive his BFA in December. 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 or follow us on Facebook. Open 7 p.m.-midnight every F & Sat

Canvas, 315 South Avenue, proudly welcomes Muralist Tarah Wilson and Photographer Mike Williams as our featured artists, celebrating our September theme of Together. Kids are welcome to explore their artistic side at the make-and-take corner! Canvas is a venue designed to connect people relationally through the creative arts and to see the city transformed.  We do this through Performances and Visual Art, Dance, Music and Writing. (417)-869-4138, Open on First Fridays and by appointment.

The Creamery Arts Center,  411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents two shows: The Art of Neanie Squires and hooked rug art by  The Center City Hookers. Neanie began private art lessons at age 8 and pursued that interest to a Fine Arts degree from DruryCollege. Her work was chosen for Watercolor USA 1976 and 1977, and has also received Special Mention during the School of the Ozarks’ Regional Show. As a Junior League member, Squires took on special projects for the arts, collaborating with the Springfield Art Museum on the Muse Art Rental Gallery. She operated one of the first downtown art galleries, Park Central Gallery on South Street, with five other local artists. The Center City Hookers  features the hooked-rug art of Sheri DeMate, Dulcy Stewart and Tammy Burks. Their works are beautiful, engaging the viewer through color, texture and tactility. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, continues its shows with Featured Karolyn Farrell and Photographer Jim Mayfield, 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., presents Uncommon Threads: Threads of Memory. Uncommon Threads is a group of 16 fiber artists bound together by talent, friendship and love for their art.  “We are inspired by the feel of the cloth, the pattern and texture of fiber, and the depth it conveys to both the makers and the viewers of our art.” The centerpiece of the Pool Gallery showing is “Good Grief,” an unusual funeral or coffin quilt.  The quilt is a compilation of panels by individual artists which comes together as a comprehensive whole.  The goal in creating this quilt was to express our affection and support for each of the Uncommon Threads members at the end of their lives as well as during their more productive years. Don’t miss the Artist Talk by members of Uncommon Threads, 6-7 p.m., during the opening reception, 6-9 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk. (417) 873-7263 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, will present its Fall 2010 All Student Show featuring works by a variety of Evangel students plus live music. (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 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 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., features the award-winning artistry of Charli Stout this month, showing the wide range of talent and interest Charli brings to her art. From reflections of the Tuscany Hills, to the beauty of a water fall and the grace of a prairie hawk, the talent of the artist is paramount in her work. (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 Carl Huser and Lori Radford in September. Carl, a PhD in biology who taught on the university level for 40 years, has worked in wood for most of his life, getting into wood-turning seriously in the last decade. “Wood,” he explains, offers “a warm, organic greeting to the viewer.” In woodturning, each piece of wood has its own distinct characteristics. “The challenge for the turner is to find the artistry within and present it for others to experience tactiley as well as visually,” he says. Lori is a photographer who is working on a Master’s in Art at Drury University and a Master’s in Counseling at MSU. “The past few years I have been combining my images with other media using the transfer process and acrylic or pastels,” she says. “I enjoy trying to carve out new avenues to explore with my photographic images, and it helps to keep my work fresh!” A juried member of “Missouri’s Best” since 2005, Lori is also a member of the Springfield Regional Arts Council. Fresh is a collective gallery of fine art and craft featuring 22 juried regional artists. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents Pieces of the Past from Springfield’s own Heer’s Department Store. Once THE place to be downtown, many local residents remember shopping, dining or visiting Santa Claus at Heer’s, which was also known for its elaborate shop windows and fashion shows. See photos, advertisements and an assortment of memorabilia from the department store’s past. (417) 863-7843

Global Fayre, 324 S. Campbell, puts its focus on Art Through A Lens, a display of work by members of the Southwest Missouri Camera Club. Club members come from all walks of life with varying degrees of photographic experience – from the novice to the professional and everything in between. The most important aspect of the organization is its members. They learn from each other by sharing their photographic experiences and skills. Plus, don’t miss live music by The Archimedean Point, “an exciting blend of progressive songwriting and socially conscious lyrics with a hard rock heart” that is “designed to inspire those who value independent thought.” Featuring Jeremy Shelton on vocals/ guitar and Daren Hudson on drums/ vocals, The Archimedean Point aims to restore amiable experience to existence via musical journeys with the public as the prime passenger. (417) 873-9792 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-W, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Th-Sat, Closed on Sunday

Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Artist Jared Gillett in September with a show titled For Kids. Jared’s 30 8×10 oil paintings morph into a neighborhood of unassuming head shots of kids being kids. These portraits are painterly, bright and energetic, and they feel unposed and natural. Accompanying the “Kids,” making up one large piece, will be other oil paintings relating to children, such as toys, cupcakes and Silver Dollar City.  Jared holds an MFA from SVA in New York, and has recently moved to Springfield from Utah. He enjoys doing commissioned portraits.  For information about commissions, visit Good Girl Art Gallery online. (417) 865-7055 Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat

Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., welcomes in autumn with Aerial Views: New Work by Dale Augustson. A prolific artist in the Springfield area, Augustson has been painting for more than forty years. Featuring new paintings that emulate the earth’s natural landscapes from afar, as well as showcasing a range of Augustson’s earlier works, Aerial Views allows us to see our own environment from a different perspective while simultaneously allowing us a broader view of Augustson’s extensive artistic career. Meet the artist and enjoy live music by harpist Darice Augustson at the opening reception, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. during the Sept. 3 Art Walk. (417) 866-6688 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., Will Be Closed for the Sept. 3 Art Walk, taking an early break for the holiday weekend. Come back to Inveno in October for an exciting new show. (417)831-1270. (417) 831-1270

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, 215 W. Mill St., presents Origin and Form: New Work by Howard Koerth. The artist will speak about his ceramic sculpture at 7 p.m. in the gallery during First Friday Art Walk. (417) 829-5092  Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and university holidays

MSU International Center, 301 S. Jefferson, presents Paintings by Batjin Boldbaatar, an international student from Mongolia. Batjin graduated from the Mongolian Fine Art Institute before coming to Springfield.  His many paintings will be on display in the lobby of the International Center.  (417) 836-6618

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Art and Design Department’s Foundations Exhibit. Enjoy the artists’ reception 6-10 p.m. Sept. 3 during First Friday Art Walk.  The art featured in this exhibit is from courses required to gain acceptance into a degree program of the Art and Design Department.  Work displayed will be from the previous semester’s projects in the following courses:  Art 100: Two-Dimensional Design; Art 101: Three-Dimensional Design; Art 115: Drawing I; and Art 215: Drawing II.  The exhibit continues through Sept. 18. (417) 836-6999 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 Joan Smith. “My art is a combination of my personal history and influences,” Joan says. While Carl Jung and the other major theorists of psychology have tried to explain the dynamic of the conscious and the unconscious, Joan feels art itself develops from the need to understand this dynamic. “As an artist, I love light, color and motion, leaving me caught in the moment and movement of our time,” Joan says. “We journey in art, and it is alive.” (417) 616-6488

One80One, 318 W. Walnut, invites visitors to enjoy Art by Delores Albers, Joan Smith, John Coleman, Shon Rainey, Katie O’Neal, Lori Radford, Becca Doss and David Coleman. Join One80One in celebrating the launch of the Web site for Katie’s Voice,, with snacks, beverages and music during the September Art Walk! (417) 865-0181 Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F

OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents Art as Therapy: Therapy as Art by Cassie Dennis-Elson and Rachel Nelson. Cassie, a Springfield native, and Rachel, from Kansas City, are both trained counselors who use art as a tool to communicate with clients about feelings and emotions. They have explored their own artistic styles by incorporating various mediums into art therapy interventions. Rachel and Cassie began a journey to find themselves while learning to help others communicate and feel through the use of art. Cassie “up-cycles” most of her artwork by using objects that already exist and have served some precious meaning in her life. Rachel’s art reflects her quest for inner strength and wisdom. Through the act of repetition and use of media such as encaustic, Rachel achieves a sense of calmness, stability and balance. (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, presents OTC professor and Arizona native Santiago Jim Delgadillo for September’s First Friday Art Walk. His work is postmodern mixed-media sculpture that mixes Catholic and pop culture imagery. He also does shadow boxes and 2D work in pastel, charcoal and watercolor. Make Park Central Branch Library your stop for downtown information – our staff will be happy to guide you to galleries, parking, shopping and (of course) all things library. (417) 831-1342 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 host a fashion show on a closed Main Street during the Sept. 3 First Friday Art Walk. The Bacon Gallery presents The Second Annual Fall Into La Mode street fashion show and will highlight MSU independent designers, former MSU graduates, local boutiques and major area retailers.  Combining art with fashion, Artist/Designer Shawn-Weston McLaughlin will contribute to the show with painted accessories. His paintings inside the gallery will be a reflection on fashion and design. The reception/fashion show is free and open to the public, 6 – 11 p.m. Live music, refreshments and indoor/outdoor seating will be available for the fashion show – doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8. Modelquins, raffle winners and independent designer awards will complete the night of fashion. (417) 868-8179 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat

Red Door Studios, 313 Park Central East, Ste. 201. Crystal Renee Photography and VM Photo Design have teamed up to bring you Springfield’s premier boudoir photography studio, Behind the Red Door. Behind the Red Door is a new intimate-portrait photo gallery located in downtown Springfield. Under the experienced eyes of Crystal Renee and Jack Van Matre, your boudoir photo shoot will be comfortable, classy and beautiful. Behind the Red Door believes that every woman is a goddess and deserves a chance to have that beauty preserved artistically and shared with those who love them most.  The boudoir photo session features slenderizing posing and flatters your best features. The result is images that are both sassy and sexy, balancing classiness and elegance in a way that clients have come to expect from Jack and Crystal’s combined years of expertise. Check out their web sites:, and (417) 818-2665 or (417) 300-9892 Open by appointment only.

Smart Group and Gallery, 405 W. Walnut, introduces two new shows in September. The Art of Marketing shows the transformation of the SRO (formerly Springfield Regional Opera) to the new Lyric Theatre Company. The exhibit uses a large wall display to demonstrate how the art of design, photography, videography, writing and re-positioning can be used to help arts organizations evolve in a challenging environment. Photography of R. Brannon Estis shows the talent of Brannon Estis in a display of portraiture, still life, color, black-and-white and color-enhanced images. Also, the food and drink of Big Mike’s Crab Shack and Pizza returns in September by popular demand. (417) 425-7596 Open 10 am to 6 pm M-F; 11-8 Sat

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., presents its annual Pumpkin Party. Watch as the artists craft Springfield Hot Glass’s popular blown-glass pumpkins – a seasonal favorite — and introduce their NEW line of giant pumpkins. 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 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 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

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