Art Walk launches 10-Year Celebration in June

1 - May 18, 2011 - 0 Comments

Table for Three at Maria's by John Fitzgibbon

First Friday Art Walk is 10 years old, but the birthday presents are for the people who made it all possible – our faithful fans! Art Walkers are invited to fill out a raffle ticket or drop a business card in one of our raffle collection boxes throughout the June and July Art Walks. The drawing for more than $1,100 in gift certificates, takes place the week after the July Art Walk. Remember, Art Walk displays stay up all month long; drop in and see us anytime!

FREE Raffle Prizes

Obelisk Home: $250 Gift Certificate
Randy Bacon Photography Studio & Gallery: $125 Gift Certificate for an Artist Sitting and/or Enlargements
Springfield Pottery: $100 Gift Certificate
Springfield Hot Glass Studio: Two Bead Making Classes,
each valued at $50
Canvas: $50 Gift Certificate
CaraDee Photography: $75 Gift Certificate
Farmers Gastropub: Four $25 Gift Certificates
Fresh Gallery: Two $10 Gift Certificates
Good Girl Art Gallery: $25 Gift Certificate
Hawthorn Galleries: 10 $20 Gift Certificates
Mille’s Turn of the Century Cafe: Six $20 Gift Certificates

Future events to celebrate 10 years of Art Walk will include an art contest with approximately $500 in cash prizes culminating in an Exhibition to be held this fall. Meanwhile, plan on enjoying the June Art Walk in 17 participating galleries, 6-10 p.m. June 3. View the June 2011 First Friday Art Walk Map or View the June 2011 First Friday Art Walk Newsletter for all the details on this month’s shows.

June Art Walk Highlights:

  • Spring is in bloom at Abundant Life Covenant Church with a variety of paintings and photos, plus live music and refreshments.
  • DB Design Salon & Gallery presents Featured Artist Cyndi Dawson, plus works by  Jesse Barnes and Karolyn Farrell in June
  • Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artist Barbara Williams, the Best in Show winner in Fresh’s recent Emerging Artist Competition and Exhibition.
  • Good Girl Art Gallery features two artists in June: Tina Noble and Maneesh Anand.
  • Spring in Springfield is the June show at Hawthorn Galleries, featuring new work by painters Alyce Cox and John Fitzgibbon, plus live music by Anisa Dawn..
  • Park Central Branch Library presents Kansas Photographer Kris Hartley plus music by fingerstyle guitarist Dorian Michael.
  • Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building  proudly presents
    Elegance – Photographs and Paintings by Kristen Naugle; meanwhile adjacent galleries at Revel Advertising and Inveno Health feature Elizabeth Chapman and Gavin Sky, respectively.
  • Randy Bacon Photography presents an opening art reception for Paintings by John L. Payne and Photography by Lane Simmons during the June Art Walk.

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; $13 per child without 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.

June Gallery Guide

At Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, spring is in bloom! Paintings by Chris Wood and by his father, the late Alan Wood, hang side-by-side in honor of Father’s Day. Enjoy colorful spring images of Flowers and Butterflies by Annette Wardell, Hummingbird images by Harold Patterson and George W. Kiefer’s historic murals. Enjoy 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, invites you to stop by to see local artists and Living Art! Kids are always welcome to explore their creative side at the Make and Take corner. We will also have face painting by Frenchie. (417)-869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment.

At CaraDee Photography Fine Art Portraits and Gallery, 305 E. Walnut, Ste. 109, amazing images are an everyday occurrence! Photographers Cara Stucke and Mark Gilmore are setting contemporary trends while capturing the poetry and art that is life. (417) 368-7341

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents its third annual Members Show, on display June 3 through June 24, with an opening reception during First Friday Art Walk, 6-9 p.m. June 3. The exhibit is open to all SRAC members; there is no fee to participate, but do to strong response, each artist is limited to one piece which must be appropriately labeled and prepared for display. Visit SRAC online for all the details. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents Featured Artist Cyndi Dawson, plus works by  Jesse Barnes and Karolyn Farrell in June. Also, don’t miss DB Design’s ongoing display of pottery featuring Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone, as well as jewelry by Tammy Kirks. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., is Closed for the June Walk. University-sponsored galleries will reopen in September.

The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, is Closed for the June Walk.

Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artists Bill D Baunach and Judy Oehlke working on and displaying their art in the Bistro. 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 Gallery, located at the southwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artist Barbara Williams in June. Barbara’s work was named Best of Show in the recent Fresh Emerging Artist Exhibition. Enjoy Barbara’s work, as well as art by 18 juried regional artists. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat

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

Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Artists Tina Noble and Maneesh Anand in June. “My fascination with oppositions has been my life long journey,” Tina says. “Since I was a child I have had dreams of smooth humming white with the juxtaposition of ever speeding chaos in black … For this show, it was my intention to push my darkness into light – The Shadow Effect. It’s not the proclamation of something new but the deep experience of parting and the related life-accepting experiences.” From the words of Krishnamurti “We have separated living from dying and the interval between them is fear. You cannot live without dying.” Maneesh brings a collection of abstract ink drawings to Good Girl Art. “Each line, dot, and curve, precisely placed, creates individual dialogues and images that beg for the eyes’ caress,” he says.

(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 proud to present Spring in Springfield, new work by painters Alyce Cox and John Fitzgibbon.  A native of Missouri, but raised in California, Cox’s unique painting perspective celebrates the return of spring with vibrant colors and bold compositions.  A native of the Midwest, Fitzgibbon’s love for watercolors is evident in his new body of work celebrating the seasonal sights of Springfield. Meet artists Alyce Cox and John Fitzgibbon on June 3, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and also enjoy live music by musician Anisa Dawn. (417) 866-6688 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., reminds you that The SKY is the Limit at Inveno Health where Gavyn Sky is exclusively represented by Obelisk Home. Indulge in our gallery featuring more than two dozen of his celebrated canvases and discover our newest products and medical devices inspired by St. John’s co-workers. (417) 831-1270.

The Lime Agency, 400 E. Walnut, B-100 – located in the basement office suite at the southeast corner of Walnut and Jefferson – presents A Show to Be Announced. 417-501-4801 Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. M-F

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, is Closed for the June Walk. University-sponsored galleries will reopen in September.

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., is Closed for the June Walk. University-sponsored galleries will reopen in September.

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, proudly presents
Elegance – Photographs and Paintings by Kristen Naugle. “As a photographer and painter, I love creating beautiful images,” Kristen says. “By focusing on the simplest and most basic objects in an environment, a sense of joy is developed. On most of the images, layers of texture and manipulated color are integrated until it fits my mind’s eye. One could say it is a search for poetry in nature. My desire is that you see my artwork as simple elegance from classic inspirations.” (417) 616-6488

OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor of the Gillioz, is Closed for the June Walk. University-sponsored galleries will reopen in September.

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, is proud to show a photography exhibit by Kansas-based artist Kris Hartley. She photographs scenes of the American road landscape, musicians in performance, as well as portraiture. Around 7 p.m., our Community Stage hosts music by Dorian Michael. Mr. Michael is a fingerstyle acoustic guitar musician whose work is instrumental. A Los Angeles native, he’s been playing guitar since the age of 7. “Some music makes you feel,” says Michael. “Some makes you think, and some music is just for the fun of it. I try to get to all those places in the space of a performance.” (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., presents an opening art reception for Paintings by John L. Payne and Photography by Lane Simmons during the June 3 First Friday Art Walk. Payne says he paints, first, in an attempt to represent his life experiences. He enjoys combining the juxtaposition of science, nature and life events into an artistic composition of line and color. Secondly, he desires to create work that is vibrant and full of color and energy, and that makes the viewer smile, tilt their head or at least think. He hopes his work provides a place of escape from the harsh realities of everyday life. Lane Simmons is a professor of photography at Evangel University and a working artist at Figment Art Gallery and Culture House, which adjoins Randy Bacon Photography in the Monarch Art Factory. His two favorite subjects to photography are landscapes and old, dilapidated buildings. “God’s love for people and His infinite creativity are reflected through this wonderful playground we call earth,” says Simmons. Simmons feels dilapidated buildings represent the hopes, dreams, and memories of the people who inhabited them. He is drawn to these subjects because they are layered with shapes and textures. Live music, free refreshments and local vendors will top off the night. (417) 868-8179 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat

Revel Advertising, 214 W. Phelps, Ste.102, features Elizabeth Chapman during the month of June. Elizabeth is an expressionistic abstract artist who has spent a majority of her life in the Ozarks. She graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education, which she uses as an art educator. Elizabeth states “the journey begins with a blank canvas: believing in faith that a painting will emerge. The first marks are made and the dialogue has begun. Responding instinctively; colors, lines and textures bring life to the canvas. Music often strikes the chords of inspiration, drawing out the deep emotions that become a work of art. This universal language is used as personal communication to the viewer.”(417) 368-6966

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., presents the artists of Hot Glass Studio crafting a variety of works from solid glass. See the ancient art of glassblowing up close and in person during the June 3 Art Walk, and be sure to ask about Springfield Hot Glass’s schedule of classes! (417) 868-8181 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., will host  In House: Students of Springfield Pottery, featuring the ceramic work of students enrolled through the years at Springfield Pottery’s community clay center June 3- June 24.  This exhibition celebrates the creative endeavors of our students and highlights their growth and creative talents.  A large range of approaches to subject and technique will be on display.  Springfield Pottery, a fine craft gallery and community clay center, will offer an opening reception for the artists 6-10 p.m. during the June 3 First Friday Art Walk 417-864-4677. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

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