Celebrate local, international art at October Art Walk

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Join First Friday Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 1 for a cornucopia of art in 27 participating galleries. Along the way, you’ll enjoy live music, art demonstrations, food and fun. For details on the October event View the October 2010 Art Walk Map or check out The October 2011 Art Walk Newsletter. There are several major shows this month, from work by local schoolchildren to regional and international exhibits. Also, be sure to pick up the brand new Gallery Guide Brochure for fall, available at all participating Art Walk venues.

Metro Credit Union, at the corner of Campbell and Elm, returns to the Art Walk in October only with a fantastic show of art by the young artists of the Artworks Summer Camp at Sequiota Elementary. You will be amazed by the talent of these young people in grades 4 through 8 in ceramics, stained glass, digital photography, candlemaking and more. Enjoy live music by the Carmen Burgess Band and free refreshments at Metro during the October Walk. “Metro Credit Union joins Art Walk once a year with this unique and eclectic show by some of Springfield’s youngest artistic talents,” said Clarissa French, Art Walk communications director. “We appreciate Metro’s support of arts education and First Friday Art Walk, and the dedication of Metro President Kathie Peterie and her staff to our downtown community.”

Hawthorn Galleries presents the Third Annual Women Artists of the Midwest Exhibition with new works by Alishia Brundege, Elizabeth Chapman, Jeanne Davis, Lisa Esposito and Louise Thies. This year the exhibit also welcomes 2010 inductees Diana Harvey, Michele Melina and Lyn Phariss. Meet the artists and enjoy live music by Stringfield during the October Art Walk.

Don’t miss the fabulous opening reception for Pure Enjoyment, featuring the art of the Meramec Region, at The Creamery Arts Center 6-9 p.m. Experience approximately 100 juried artworks in various media, sponsored by Brewer Science in association with Springfield Regional Arts Council and Arts Rolla.

Other October Highlights:

  • Enjoy the antics of the Springfield Little Theater YES Troupe at Canvas
  • Experience Photographer Carl James’ images of Europe at DB Design Salon & Gallery.
  • Experience the moving images of  Icons of Faith, featuring photographs of Peru by Artist and MSU Spanish Instructor Angie Keller, at Good Girl Art Gallery
  • See a double show at Inveno Health with artists Kat Allie and Stephanie Cramer.
  • Visit the three MSU galleries for a trio of international displays! MSU Brick City Gallery presents Grabadores Mexicanos Contemporáneos: Duran, Flores, Ortega, Paciorek, featuring a quartet of contemporary Mexican printmakers. MSU International Center presents The Face of Russia, a photo exhibit by Edward Biamonte, and MSU Student Exhibition Center presents Voices in Freedom, sponsored by the Eleventh International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico 2010.
  • Stop by OTC Fine Art Gallery for its Annual OTC Fine Art Faculty Exhibition, with live theater and music performances.

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.

October Gallery Guide

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, the fall season is alive with a variety of photography and other mediums. Chris Wood continues his series of natural images in For Everything There is a Season; Harold Patterson continues his series Blessed with photos from the Japanese Stroll Garden; photographer Donna Bieber will feature images of barns from throughout the country; Annette Wardell presents her newest photography series, Spanning our History: Bridges of Springfield and Greene County; 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 an live art demonstration; and George W. Kiefer’s historic murals. Also enjoy music 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 A Show to Be Announced in October. 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

Canvas, 315 South Avenue, Canvas, 315 South Ave., proudly welcomes the performers of Springfield Little Theater’s YES Troupe. Our theme this month is “Faces.” 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, features Pure Enjoyment. A juried exhibition of art from the Meramec Region, Pure Enjoyment is sponsored by Brewer Science Inc. of Rolla in cooperation with SRAC and Arts Rolla. Enjoy the opening reception 6-9 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk. Featuring approximately 100 works of art, “The exhibit is eclectic and offers a wonderful sampling of original art, original photography and dimensional art, juried by Dr. Ivy Cooper, professor of art history in the Department of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,” says Loretta Wallis, Corporate Relations Manager for Brewer Science. (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 Photographer Carl James with images from Europe, plus enjoy the art of Painter Debbie Sutherland and DB Design’s ongoing display of pottery featuring Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents The Power of Beauty, a show by Jacqueline Warren. “There have been many essays on the defense of beauty in the arts and the progressive devaluation of it, and how it is affecting our civilization,” Warren says. “I love reading these and asking myself philosophical questions on the path I want to take in my own work.” An associate professor and Artist in Residence at Drury University, Warren received her M.F.A. from Arizona State University. She splits her time between her professorship at Drury University and her summer Studio in Florence, Italy. Her work has been shown across the country. Don’t miss her Artist Talk, 6-7 p.m. during 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, features a Student and Alumni Art Exhibit, plus live music throughout the evening. Alumni have submitted work that will not only be on display for the First Friday Art Walk, but also will be featured during our Homecoming weekend at an event at 9:30 p.m. October 16.
This event will be open to the public and will feature live music and poetry readings from Evangel students, staff and alumni. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. W-Sat

Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, converts its bistro space into a replica of Place du Tertre at Montmartre, Paris, with artists working live at their easels. 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 by award-winning artist Charli Stout, 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 Mary Hamilton and Charli Stout in October. Mary Hamilton is a Missouri native and a Springfield resident since 1973. A graduate of SMSU (MSU) with a B.S. in Education, Mary majored in art and earned a minor in English.  Mary taught art in Springfield public schools for 15 years and has taught adult drawing classes at the Springfield Regional Arts Council.  Working in the home studio she established in  2004, Mary paints commissioned artworks and has a line of greeting cards and painted purses. Charli Stout is an award-winning artist with a background in commercial interior design who makes her home in Springfield. Stout works in watercolor as well as acrylic and occasionally oils. She enjoys doing portraits as well as architectural forms and landscapes. Plein air painting is an endeavor she has pursued in the last six years. Several years ago Stout enjoyed a plein air painting workshop in Tuscany. These works, and more, comprise her show at Fresh Gallery in October 2010. Also, enjoy live music by multifaceted artist and musician Dale Augustson during the October Art Walk. 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.-6 p.m. T-Sat

Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents A Show to Be Announced in October. (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org

Global Fayre, 324 S. Campbell, presents Hiding in Plain Sight, a show by artist Kim Peterson. Kim stays busy creating art and chasing her two young daughters with her husband. She likes to think of herself as an eclectic being, so she also spends her time obsessing over music, reading, being passionate about politics, and writing freelance articles for the Ozarks Moms Like Me Magazine. Kim says she “likes the idea of playing with the things that people do, what they think and dream. The unmentionable acts hidden by the subconscious or a spy-like quickness. People are afraid to let others know who they really are. Hiding in plain sight is what we, as people, do everyday.” The pieces being viewed will be her interpretation of this concept. (417) 873-9792 www.globalfayre.com 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 Icons of Faith, a show of photographs by Artist and MSU Spanish Instructor Angie Keller. In these colorful and poignant photographs, the artist captures the countless multicolored threads of ancient and modern cultural traditions to form the textured fabric that is Peru. These Icons of Faith reflect the hopes of many Peruvians seeking divine intervention to realize their dreams, and many times, to relieve suffering. This is a must see exhibition. (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 Third Annual Women Artists of the Midwest Exhibition. The exhibition features new artwork by Alishia Brundege, Elizabeth Chapman, Jeanne Davis, Lisa Esposito and Louise Thies. In addition, WAM would also like to welcome 2010 inductees Diana Harvey, Michele Melina and Lyn Phariss. In its third year, WAM continues to gain support and recognition for female artists in the Ozarks and throughout the Midwest. By bringing women fine artists together from across the region, WAM seeks to cultivate a strong and vibrant artistic community. The exhibition runs Oct. 1 – Dec. 1. Meet the artists and enjoy live music by Stringfield during First Friday Art Walk Oct. 1. (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., lures art lovers to its gallery with Original Works by Kat Allie and Stephanie Cramer. Kat engages you with her mastery of hot beeswax, damar resin and oil pigments – a sensory transformation of natural elements. Stephanie parlays the moving figure into bold colors and vivid imagination. Sneak a peek at our latest medical innovations while you stroll through our space, well-appointed by Obelisk Home. (417) 831-1270 www.invenohealth.com

Metro Credit Union, 447 S. Campbell Ave., returns to the Art Walk with a fantastic array of work by young artists. Enjoy more than 85 pieces of art from the Artworks Summer Camp at Sequiota Elementary School. The summer art camp, now in its 28th year, is an intensive, 10-day program that allows students in grades 4-8 to study with professional artists and art teachers in visual and performing arts. The artwork produced comes from such courses as Optical Illusion, Dragons and Fantasy, Stained Glass, Digital Photography, Ceramics, Bobblehead Blast, Tree House Design, Ancient Egypt, Candlemaking and more. Enjoy live music by the Carmen Burgess Band, plus refreshments. www.metro.coop

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents Grabadores Mexicanos Contemporáneos: Duran, Flores, Ortega, Paciorek, featuring a quartet of contemporary Mexican printmakers. Barbara Paciorek is a professor in the Design Department of Iberoamericana University who has lived, worked and taught in Mexico since 1980. Internationally, she has had 30 one-woman shows in 11 countries. Catlina Duran is a graphic designer and teacher at Metropolitan Autonomous University since 1983. She has participated in many International Printmaking Biennials in Mexico, China, USA, and Spain. Martha Flores, also a professor at Metropolitan Autonomous University, is a graphic designer and the illustrator of children’s books and periodicals. She has exhibited in China, India, Bulgaria, Peru, Poland and Cuba. Santiago Ortega has also exhibited extensively as a printmaker. (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and university holidays

MSU International Center, 301 S. Jefferson, presents The Face of Russia, a photo exhibit by Edward Biamonte. This series of photographs illustrates the populace of everyday Russia, capturing the life and vitality as well as the tradition and culture of this great nation. Biamonte has an award winning multi-dimensional photography studio and serves as the head photographer and photo editor for 417 Magazine – one of the fastest growing regional magazines in the nation. Biamonte has always been passionate about photography. “I love to capture time and its power in life; it’s the essence of people and things that stirs one to create powerful photographic memories.” Also on display are Timothy Botts’ Calligraphic Illustrations in the Russian language from Handel’s Messiah. These works were commissioned for display during a landmark performance at the Kremlin by a Springfield-based fine arts organization. (417) 836-6618 http://international.missouristate.edu

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., is proud to present the international poster exhibition, Voices in Freedom, sponsored by the Eleventh International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico 2010. The exhibit’s theme commemorates the celebration of the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution. Exhibits will open simultaneously in over 100 cities throughout the world from September to November. The international invitational exhibition featured 115 limited edition posters, created by some of the world’s leading poster artists, including five associated with Missouri State University. Professor Cedomir Kostovic and Adjunct Faculty Member Iwona Rypesc-Kostovic both have posters representing USA and their native countries. Posters by Missouri State alumni Marina Cannon, Safia Kerr and Trevor Gilley were among the invited emerging artists. The exhibit continues through Oct. 13. (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 Dustin Burgert. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” Dustin says.I have always had the ability to look beyond what something is in order to see what it can be.” Dustin creates his art on recycled wood products and his work is progressive, each piece inspired by some aspect of the piece that came before it. “Although each piece is unique, this approach gives my collection an unseen unity and sequence. Building on layers of texture and color, my hope is that the viewer finds inspiration in my work to recycle and reuse the things that surround them which may not be living up to their full potential.” (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

One80One, 318 W. Walnut, features The Photography of David Coleman, plus, join One80One in celebrating the launch of The Kitchen’s new website! (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 opening reception for its Annual OTC Fine Art Faculty Exhibition during the October Art Walk. Visual Art Instructors Cathy Clemens, Kat Allie, Tom McCune, Jim Delgadillo and Ron Reese will have a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork on display, plus enjoy Theater and Music performances throughout the evening. Special refreshments will be served. All are invited to this fabulous collaboration by our talented Fine Art Faculty. (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, invites you to meet world-traveling Photographer Jess Heugel, who will discuss his photographs on display, and enjoy the comedy of The Hero Squad. The fun starts around 7 p.m.; Hero Squad takes the Community Stage at 8. 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 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 present photo stills and show the trailer for Randy and Shannon Bacon’s first feature-length documentary film, The Last Days of Extraordinary People. The film itself will premiere red carpet style at the historic Gillioz Theatre on Oct. 16. Randy and Shannon have dabbled in filmmaking for years, but they were inspired to create this documentary by stories from two of their photography clients – Angela Ricketts of Good Shepherd Hospice and Jan Roselman of Hospice Compassus. Moved by their uplifting stories, the Bacons knew they had to share these stories with the public. Tickets to the Oct. 16 premiere are available at the Gillioz box office and online at www.gillioz.org. Proceeds from the film debut will benefit the Extraordinary Lives Foundation, designed to assist people access services that enhance the emotional, physical and spiritual quality of their last days of life. (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

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 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 Van Matre’s and Crystal Renee’s combined years of expertise. Check out their web sites: www.CrystalReneePhotography.com, www.VMPhotoDesign.com and www.BehindTheRedDoorPhotography.com (417) 818-2665 or (417) 300-9892 Open by appointment only.

Smart Group and Gallery, 405 W. Walnut, presents Little Monsters a show of oils and acrylics on canvas by Kristi Mashburn, just in time for Halloween. The delicious cuisine of Big Mike’s Crab Shack and Pizza from Nixa will again be served with warm, pumpkin-spiced cordials to sip along with home made pizzas and other hors d’oeuvres. Other art on exhibit are canvases by Juli Ryan and Meike Aton. (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., will be crafting Cake Plates and Goblets, perfect for holiday entertaining, and featuring delectable wares from downtown bakery Amycakes. 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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