Art Walk brings colors of fall to downtown in November

1 - October 18, 2010 - 0 Comments

Foxy Foxy by Gavyn Sky

Join First Friday Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. Nov. 5 for fabulous fall art in 28 participating venues! View the November 2010 Art Walk E-newsletter or View the November 2010 Art Walk Map for the latest info on the Walk.

Art Walk welcomes its newest member, Revel Advertising, with the November Walk, and invites Art Walkers of all ages to sample the art, music, food and fun that Springfield’s Downtown Arts District is known for.

Pensacola Shrimp Boats by Karen Schneider

November Highlights:

  • Enjoy live scroll saw art demonstrations by Featured Artist William Sabel and live performances by SLT at Canvas.
  • Experience the art of Featured Artists Dianne Baum and Dave Garner at Fresh Gallery.
  • View New Works by photographer David Eslick at Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques.
  • Sample art by students of the Parents’ Cooperative Preschool at Global Fayre; and don’t miss student art at One80One and The Creamery Arts Center.
  • Stop in at Good Girl Art Gallery for Free to Forget, a show by clay artist Gin O’Keefe.
  • Engage your imagination with the dynamic works of Artist Karen Schneider at Obelisk Home.
  • Get a new perspective on the Ozarks scene with Close to Home by photographer Clarissa French at OTC Fine Art Gallery.

    Rainy Days and Mondays by Clarissa French

  • View New Artwork and enter drawings for a 20-page10x10 album from Behind the Red Door Photography, and a free family portrait By Crystal Renee Photography at Red Door Studios.
  • Join Art Walk in welcoming our newest member, Revel Advertising, presenting a show by one of Springfield’s favorite artists, Gavyn Sky.
  • See Saws and Tractors, featuring the rustic art of Dorothy Dent and Teresa Dilsaver, plus delicious food and drink at Smart Group and Gallery.
  • Watch as the artists of Springfield Hot Glass Studio create their New Line of Christmas Ornaments for your enjoyment.

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.

November Gallery Guide

At 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 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 Living and Thriving with HIV, a show of artwork by AIDS Project of the Ozarks clients, created during APO’s the annual client retreat. 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. (417) 832-0462 or follow us on Facebook. Open 7 p.m.-midnight every F & Sat

Canvas, 315 South Avenue, has invited Habitat for Humanity to celebrate our November theme: Restoration! Our featured artist, William Sabel, will entertain with live scroll saw woodworking. Springfield Little Theater will also be performing “Tall Tales” for children, and kids are always welcome to explore their artistic side at the make-and-take corner!  (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 an exhibition of Springfield Public Schools Art. Teachers from Springfield Public Schools’ art classrooms have chosen pieces of their students’ work to feature in the main exhibition hall at The Creamery, and 25 Springfield art teachers will exhibit their own artwork inside the adjoining SRAC offices. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

Enjoy Art by Stevia Bonebrake at DB Design

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents Featured Artist Stevia Bonebrake, plus enjoy images by Photographer Carl James, oils by Karolyn Farrell, DB Design’s ongoing display of pottery featuring Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone, and jewelry by Tammy Kirks. (417) 864-4343

Concert by Julie Blackmon

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Julie Blackmon. Julie’s images of family life are inspired by the works of Jan Steen, and other Dutch and Flemish genre painters. The Dutch proverb “a Jan Steen household” originated in the 17th century and is used today to refer to a home in disarray, full of rowdy children and boisterous family gatherings. Julie’s extended family is her subject, and with them she creates images both fictional and autobiographical. “The stress, the chaos, and the need to simultaneously escape and connect are issue that I investigate in this body of work,” Julie says. “As an artist and as a mother, I believe life’s most poignant moments come from the ability to fuse fantasy and reality:  to see the mythic amidst the chaos.” Julie will give an Artist Talk 7-8 pm on Thursday, Nov.11. (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, features an All Black and White Photography Exhibit in November. This juried show features work by Evangel art and photography students. (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 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., is please to show New Works of Art by local photographer David Eslick. (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.

Day Unfolds by Dianne Baum

Fresh, located at the southwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artists Dianne Baum and Dave Garner in November. “My creativity is expressed through watercolor, mixed media and photography, Dianne says. “As I experience the world, I continually focus on composition and design in the things around me, delighting in vivid color and discovering unexpected movement and even emotion.”  After being told as a young adult that she could never make money with an art degree, Dianne became an English teacher and later a high school librarian. Now retired from the “job that paid,” she is now fulfilling her dream to focus solely on art. Dave also developed a passion for art at an early age, and after 30 years as a mechanical designer, he has returned to that passion. Working in multiple mediums and covering a variety of subjects, “My goal when creating art, regardless of the subject or mediums used, is to invoke the viewer’s curiosity by presenting a visual story, a single moment in time when subject, light, and composition all come together for the purpose of art,” he says. Dave enjoys painting a series of studies on any given subject, “and often I will return after having moved on to other things, always eager to expand on previous subjects or themes.” 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 A Show to Be Announced in October. (417) 863-7843

Global Fayre, 324 S. Campbell, presents a fantastic display of Autumn-Inspired Artwork by students of the Parents’ Cooperative Preschool. Parents Cooperative, a nonprofit organization, has been serving children ages 2 ½ -5 and their families for over 30 years. The cooperative concept brings parents into the classrooms on a regular basis, thus becoming an integral part of the child’s first formal learning experience. Through this hands-on experience, parents begin to realize more clearly the pleasures of childhood and the challenges of parenthood. For more information on PCPS please visit (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 clay artist Gin O’Keefe with a show titled Free to Forget. Gin likes to make her ceramic vessels look old with microfilm images in the clay. “I am an old soul,” she says. Maybe it was growing up garage saling with her mother every summer, or spending time with her grandmother, now 92, who still doesn’t understand why Gin wants her old decoupage bathroom hangings, but she defines herself as “a nostalgic person. I need a sense of old to feel connected in today’s world; I need a sense of history.” Gin is unimpressed with technology and modern methods of connecting us that simultaneously disconnect us as human beings. “As an artist, working in clay has allowed me to create new objects while making them look old, hoping to bring us back to where we came from … if only for a minute.” (417) 865-7055 Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat

Igneous by Elizabeth Chapman of Women Artists of the Midwest

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. Meet the artists and enjoy live music by Dale Augustson during the Nov. 5 Art Walk. (417) 866-6688 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

Dear Roy by Stephanie Cramer

Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., invites serious gallery browsers to our expanded digs. We’ve opened up our exhibition space for some beautiful blues by Stephanie Cramer, and Kat Allie’s genius expression of life in beeswax. Appreciate the artistry of our latest medical innovations by local researchers as you pass through to Obelisk Home. (417) 831-1270

Mythic Creatures and the Perception of Time by Judith Fowler

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents The Biennial Misssouri State University Art + Design Department Faculty Exhibition, Part I. Showing will be Judith Fowler, Duat Vu, Sharon Harper, Elizabeth Snipes, Jimmie Allen, Vonda Yarberry, Keith Ekstam, Cedomir Kostovic, Sarah Perkins, Jacek Fraczak, Steve Willis. (417) 829-5092 Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and university holidays

Gluttony by Jared Cluck

MSU International Center, 301 S. Jefferson, presents States of Being, a mixed media on canvas exhibit by Jared Cluck. This collection takes a lighthearted look at situations we all face. Instances of gluttony, pride, envy and love are all depicted in this exhibit. This contemporary collection uses bold color and geometric lines to give a new look to old subject matter. Cluck has a creative mind and uses it in many ways. An Arkansas native, he is a stylist at Studio 417 in downtown Springfield and has been doing hair for quite some time. An artistic flair has always been ingrained in his life and shows in all the work he produces. (417) 836-6618

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., is proud to present the Per Course Faculty Exhibition, will is held concurrently with the Art and Design Biennial Faculty Exhibition at Brick City Gallery. Per course faculty are appointed to teach specific courses on a semester basis. This show features artwork in a variety of mediums. Don’t miss this exhibit, which closes on Saturday, Nov. 13. (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 Karen Schneider. “Movement and dynamics are important aspects of a painting to me,” Karen says. “A good painting will catch the viewer off balance and set them to imagining — what is happening here? Paint on paper becomes more than the sum of its parts when breath, story and spirit come together in strong, fluid brush strokes of playful discovery, supported by attention to composition, light and color.” (417) 616-6488

One80One, 318 W. Walnut, features the launch of a new Web site for Ozarks Literacy Council and has invited Area High School Students to submit works or art pertaining to literary themes or themes related to the issue of literacy in the Springfield area community. 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 Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F

Liberty: Thumbs Up by Clarissa French

OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents the opening reception for Close to Home, an exhibition of photographs by Clarissa A. French. A professional writer, editor and founding member of Fresh Gallery, Clarissa attempts to show the amazing and abstract images hidden in everyday objects and scenes. Close to Home features images shot exclusively in southwest Missouri, the vast majority of them within a mile of her home in the historic West Central Neighborhood, just west of downtown. (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 the art of Photographer Carl James, plus the funkadelic, Rockabilly stylings of Steve Ames and Co. 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

Art by Kathy Self

Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., will host an opening reception for local artists Kathy Self, Caleb Farrales and Wyatt Sullivan. Self’s art has been shown in juried shows in Los Gatos, CA, Saratoga CA, and Grantham Pennsylvania. She has also exhibited in private showings at Western Seminary and Bethany University in California.  In addition to privately commissioned paintings, she has created community murals for faith-based groups and for local television. Her days are filled by creating art that brings beauty and significance to this broken world.  “I often use squares, similar to a mosaic to symbolize the integration that God can bring to an individual and to a community.  In addition to painting and showing my art, I teach art to students, and speak about art in multiple venues. Also enjoy painting by Caleb Farrales and Wyatt Sullivan, plus art work and information from Kids Against Hunger, Sseko Designs (sandals to support Ugandan education) and Lenca Pottery (sales support Honduran children born with club feet). Also, enjoy live music and free refreshments. (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, comprising Crystal Renee Photography and VM Photo Design, presents New Artwork, plus new albums  and drawings for a free 20-page10x10 album from Behind the Red Door Photography, and a free family portrait By Crystal Renee Photography. Everyone coming to see us for art walk will receive discount offers and special promotions as well for family photography and also Boudoir Photography. Check out Jack and Crystal’s amazing photography on their web sites:, and (417) 818-2665 or (417) 300-9892 Open by appointment only.

Revel Advertising, 214 W. Phelps, Suite 102, makes its Art Walk debut with Featured Artist Gavyn Sky. A full-service advertising and creative agency, Revel Advertising is located in the beautiful Inspired Commerce Building with fellow Art Walk gallery Obelisk Home. (417) 368-6966.

Painted Saw by Teresa Dilsaver

Smart Group and Gallery, 405 W. Walnut, will present the show Saws and Tractors, featuring the rustic art of Dorothy Dent and Teresa Dilsaver. Bridges, old barns, rusty tractors and antique machinery are captured in Dorothy’s folk painting style. Teresa paints on antique saw blades, canvasses and unique objects. The show will also feature inexpensive hand-painted Christmas tree ornaments. Enjoy catered food and drink; it’s always a party at Smart Gallery! (417) 425-7596 Open 10 am to 6 pm M-F; 11-8 Sat

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., will introduce a New Line of Christmas Ornaments, hand-crafted before visitors’ eyes during First Friday 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 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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