Kick off your July 4 Weekend with Art Walk

1 - June 21, 2011 - 0 Comments

New additions for July !

Art Walk is delighted to announce a new venue for July, a new brochure and a new Art Walk sponsor! (For all the details View the July 2011 Art Walk Newsletter or View the July 2011 Art Walk Map. )

Kiss My Gas Scooters, a new business at 212 S. Campbell, will join the July 1 Art Walk with Pencil Drawings by Rodney Schertz. Kiss My Gas will conduct a free drawing for a scooter this weekend. Be sure to sign up during Art Walk!

The Summer 2011 Art Walk Gallery Guide brochures hit the streets this Friday with a map of Art Walk locations and descriptions of Art Walk venues. Art Walk is delighted to welcome a new sponsor, Lynnette Farris, A New Face For Commercial, with Murney Associates.  Thank you, Lynnie, for supporting First Friday Art Walk! Also, keep your eyes open for the Vitamin Water Team, who will be handing out free products during the July 1 Walk.

Join the galleries of First Friday Art Walk in celebrating the 4th of July weekend 6-10 p.m. July 1 in 19 participating venues. Art Walk is continuing its FREE raffle drawing, giving away more than $1,100 in prizes, in honor of 10 Years of Art Walk. Raffle prizes are as follows:

Obelisk Home: $250 Gift Certificate
Randy Bacon Photography: $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

July Art Walk Highlights:

  • Abundant Life Covenant Church introduces Where Are You?, a new series of poems and images by Chris Wood
  • The Creamery Arts Center presents an amazing exhibit by the Jordan Valley Innovation Center,  Science + Art: Bridging the Gap
  • Don’t miss college student art at Evangel Bellwether Gallery and Park Central Branch Library
  • Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artist Dave Garner in July
  • Visit Good Girl Art Gallery for the Art of Tanya Johnston
  • Enjoy Spring in Springfield is the July show at Hawthorn Galleries, featuring new work by painters Alyce Cox and John Fitzgibbon, plus music by Emily Higgins
  • Park Central Branch Library presents A Collection of Paintings by OTC students of artist Kat Allie, plus harp music by OTC student Abby Adams
  • Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building  presents When There Are No Answers – Paintings by Nancy Rose
  • Randy Bacon Photography presents an opening reception for Humanitarian Doug Pitt and Artist Lindsay Breidenbach
  • Join Springfield Hot Glass Studio for a Celebration in Red, White and Blue

Affordable Child Care During Art Walk

The  Downtown Y offers affordable child care for Art Walking parents via Family Art Night, serving ages 3 months to 12 years, 6:30-9 p.m. for only $10 per child with preregistration; $13 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.

July Gallery Guide

At Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, escape the heat and celebrate summer! Paintings by the late Alan Wood are back by popular demand along with Chris Wood’s new Where are You? poems with images. Also enjoy the new The Birds photography series by Harold Patterson, a variety of new Living Words images by OTC art student Patricia Frater in the Emerging Artist section, and George W. Kiefer’s historic murals. Plus, 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, features the Jordan Valley Innovation Center’s art exhibit Science + Art: Bridging the Gap with an opening reception 6-9 p.m. during the July 1 First Friday Art Walk. Science has been an inspiration for artists throughout history. Today, the arts meet technology, innovation and design in the IDEA Commons. Senior research scientist Rishi Patel and graphic designer Jeff Rawson of JVIC are capturing amazing microscopic views of familiar objects and materials utilizing Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) technology. This interactive exhibit offers a rare and intriguing examination of the ordinary landscape around us. (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 show by Featured Artist Cyndi Dawson, plus 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 July Walk. University-sponsored galleries will reopen in September.

The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, is proud to present A Selection of Student Art for the July 1 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 Artists At Work in the Bistro during the July 1 Art Walk. 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 Dave Garner.  People, cars, and animals from near and afar are just some of the things that Dave likes to paint. Dave is currently working on a series he calls “Re-enactment” to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Wilson Creek. Although horrified by the bloodshed and divisiveness of the Civil War, he also sees the necessity of marking and reflecting on this historic conflict. His desire in “Re-enactment” is to capture the spirit of the men, women, and children who call themselves re-enactors. (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 July. (417) 863-7843

Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents The Art of Tanya Johnston, featuring her paintings and light boxes. “My work is an investigation into memory, identity and the development of a personal mythology. I have sought to explore these topics through creating paintings and light boxes that employ the use of symbols and archetypical images, such as storms, birds and eyes, as a way to evoke an emotional response. By using a language that is intuitively understood, immediate entrance and understanding of the work on a primal level is possible. Yet not all symbols used are universal, many are personal, and my desire is that the private set relates to the universal set.  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 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 1, and also enjoy live music by Emily Higgins. (417) 866-6688 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., notes that the human eye can distinguish up to 10,000,000 colors. Remarkable is what Gavyn Sky can do with all of them on canvas. Come to Inveno Health and find your favorite at 10 Million Colors … Gavyn Sky’s exclusive collection courtesy of Obelisk Home. You might also fancy our latest marketable innovations in health care from St. John’s co-workers. (417) 831-1270.

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

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

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, proudly presents
When There Are No Answers – Paintings by Nancy Rose. “Simply, there are no words for some things. That is why I paint,” says Artist Nancy Rose. “I have a deep love for being: for taking the moment and making the most of it. My art is an expression of the emotions I feel in those moments, my state of being. It is like I am a collector of people and experiences.” Nancy enjoys various genres in her work. “Abstracts develop stroke by stroke, just as a page in a journal becomes written. I create landscapes to express my wonder at the beauty and healing I find in nature. Portraits and figure painting depict my love for the people that come into my life. And animals, well, I can’t resist those eyes!” (417) 616-6488

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

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, proudly presents A Collection of Paintings by 17 Ozarks Technical Community College students from Kat Allie’s painting course. The display includes works produced over the last two semesters. Meanwhile, OTC student Abby Adams will be playing the harp on the Community Stage. (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., present an opening reception for Humanitarian Doug Pitt and Artist Lindsay Breidenbach. Doug will showcase approximately eight photographs, a preview for a large fundraising event at the Starkey Hearing Foundation in Minnesota. Pitt will be honored at the Starkey event with an award for his humanitarian efforts in Tanzania. Proceeds from the Springfield and Minnesota exhibits will benefit hearing needs in Africa. For more information on the foundation, go to Lindsay Breidenbach, one of five artists in residence at Figment Art Gallery & Culture House, says “I really believe that art is a relationship – a give-and-take of sorts. My works and I always seem to end up on friendly terms, although sometimes it takes us a while to get there. Still this relationship is multi-faceted; it’s exhilarating really.” Life is a gift, she adds, and it’s kind of cool to document it.  In addition Doug’s and Lindsay’s shows,  Figment’s newest artist in residence, furniture artist Ben Sonner, makes his debut at the July First Friday Art Walk. (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 July. 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., invites you to a Celebration in Red, White and Blue. See the artists of Springfield Hot Glass provide live demonstrations of the glassblower’s art in patriotic colors during the July 1 Art Walk, and be sure to ask about their summer 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 at Springfield Pottery’s community clay center over the years. 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 during the July 1 First Friday Art Walk 417-864-4677. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

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