Start your New Year on the right foot with Art Walk

1 - December 21, 2010 - 0 Comments

Weather Wars by Brad Noble

First Friday Art Walk presents an intimate little Art Walk to start the New Year. While our University galleries are taking a break for winter holiday, there’s still plenty to see and do with 13 participating galleries full of original art, music, food and fun, 6-10 p.m. Jan. 7. For all the details, view the  January 2011 Art Walk E-newsletter and the January 2011 Art Walk Map

January Highlights:

  • Enjoy the work of Featured Artist Debbie Reed at Fresh Gallery.
  • Experience the internationally renowned art of Springfield’s own Brad Noble, on display at Hawthorn Galleries in January.
  • Visit Good Girl Art Gallery for Sensual Sects, a playful and stimulating body of work by Becca Rutledge, plus Cherry Street and the Lone Star State, a Senior Exhibition by Ashley Byers.
  • Stop by Park Central Branch Library to enjoy art by Ash Grove High School students taught by Faye Clifton and music by The Retro Gnomes.
  • North of the Square, visit Phelps Street to enjoy work by Photographer Joyce McMurtrey at Obelisk Home, art by Gavyn Sky at Revel Advertising and the original creations of Karen Schneider, Kat Allie and Stephanie Cramer at Inveno Health.
  • Enjoy discounts, drawings and new albums at Red Door Studios.
  • See the ancient art of glassblowing create modern works of art as Springfield Hot Glass Studio crafts Abstract Animals including elephants and antelope.

Art Walk is also proud to announce the winners of the Art Walk Shopping Spree Raffle: Simone Thee and Jesse Stone, both of Springfield, each won a $100 Shopping Certificate good at any participating Art Walk venue. Congratulations Simone and Jesse!

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 with preregistration. 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. Please note: Starting in January, Family Art Night is $10 per child with preregistration; those who do not preregister will pay $13 per child. Preregistration tells the Y how many children to expect so it can make sure there are enough staff members and volunteers to go around!

January Gallery Guide

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents a Show To Be Announced. Enjoy art, live 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

Canvas, 315 South Avenue, will present a Show to Be Announced for the Jan. 7 Art Walk. Canvas is a gallery and event venue designed to connect people relationally through all forms of creative art, and kids are always welcome to explore their creative side at our make-and-take table!  (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, Will Be Closed for the January Art Walk. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, Will Be Closed for the January Art Walk. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., Will Be Closed for the January 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 Be Closed for the January Art Walk (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. W-Sat

Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents A Show to Be Announced in January. 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

Fresh, located at the southwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artist Debbie Reed in January.  Born in Lubbock, Texas, Debbie has made Joplin her home for the last 25 years. She holds an RN and BSN from the University of Nebraska, and earned another degree in studio art from Missouri Southern State University. A love of art has always dominated her life, and in her work Debbie strives to incorporate environmental concerns with a sense of spirituality.  Watercolors and oils are her favorite mediums, but Debbie also enjoys mixed media projects. She has won numerous awards for her artwork, and is a member of several artist organizations. 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, Will be Closed for the January Art Walk.  (417) 863-7843

Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents two shows in January. Becca Rutledge’s playful and stimulating new body of work is called Sensual Sects. She invites the viewer to explore our connectedness through the seduction of insects. With color, media and exploration she relates to our condition of moods, feelings and flight. MSU student Ashley Byers continues her senior exhibition show through the month of January with her mixed media acrylic paintings in Cherry Street and the Lone Star State. (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., is pleased to present Painter Brad Noble. After finding international acclaim, Noble’s work returns to Springfield for the first time since 2002. Noble combines the proficiency of the Old Masters with the imagination of the Surrealists to effortlessly bring bodies, souls and worlds into being. Lying somewhere between waking life and the unconscious, Noble’s paintings explore the relationship between ourselves and our subconscious. Meet artist Brad Noble and enjoy live music by guitarist Dale Augustson during the January 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., features artwork from Karen Schneider, Stephanie Cramer and Kat Allie during the month of January. (417) 831-1270

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, Will Be Closed for the January Art Walk (417) 829-5092 Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., Will Be Closed for the January Art Walk (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 Photographer Joyce McMurtrey, who was recently featured in the December issue of 417 Magazine. “My photography is honest,” Joyce says. “Vineyard pictures are my interpretation of a wonderful, but complicated place to spend a lifetime. It’s easy to imagine that vineyard life is romantic. The flip-side of all this beauty is the hard work that is required to produce grapes for making wine. In working with the land comes an appreciation of life in total, and a reminder of the cycles of life from birth to death.” (417) 616-6488

OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, Will Be Closed for the January Art Walk (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, is showing works by the students of Faye Clifton’s art class at Ash Grove High School (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 Be Closed for the January Art Walk, however, Randy will have New Work on display throughout the month of January. (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 photography on their Web sites:, and (417) 818-2665 or (417) 300-9892 Open by appointment only.

Revel Advertising, 214 W. Phelps, Suite 102, features Artist Gavyn Sky. Gavyn’s unique paintings have an interactive and captivating quality that has art lovers across the country taking notice. His designs tend to produce images unique to each viewer.  Looking closer, every square inch of a painting is an entire world of textures, colors and detail and that makes Gavyn Sky paintings some of the most captivating works of art you will ever see. (417) 368-6966

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., is making Abstract Animal Sculptures, including elephants and antelopes, 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., is Closed for the January Art Walk. Springfield Pottery is remodeling; don’t miss the debut of their new look in February. Springfeild Pottery is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that 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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