Beat the heat with cool, crisp, refreshing ART in August

1 - July 21, 2011 - 0 Comments

Beat the heat with First Friday Art Walk in August! Experience original local art, live art demonstrations and live music in the air-conditioned comfort and aesthetic splendor of 19 participating venues, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. View the August 2011 First Friday Art Walk Map for the latest information on participating venues and artists!

August Art Walk Highlights:

  • The Creamery Arts Center presents the Southwest Missouri Art & Craft Guild’s First Gallery Show.
  • DB Design Studio and Gallery continues its show by Artist Cyndi Dawson, plus enjoy paintings by Karolyn Farrell, a range of work by local potters, and original jewelry designs by Tammy Kirks.
  • Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artists Carl Huser and Dianne Baum in August

    The remains of artist Martha Goldman's Joplin home

  • Good Girl Art Gallery and local artists present a Fundraiser for Artist Martha Goldman,who lost everything in the Joplin tornado. Purchase works donated by Julie Blackmon, Chad Woody, Jane Almirall, Stephanie Cramer, Randy Russell and many, many more. The sale starts at 5 p.m. ahead of Art Walk; don’t miss out!
  • Visit Hawthorn Galleries to enjoy new work by famed landscape artist Billyo O’Donnell, plus live music by Dale Augustson.
  • Inveno Health invites you to Gavyn Sky’s Envision, featuring new work by the young artist who has taken the Springfield art scene by storm.
  • Park Central Branch Library kicks off its Art Walk evening with a performance by Old Wire Road and a display of Photographs of the Brown Water Navy, the Civil War-era naval force on the Mississippi River.
  • Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building  presents As I See It: The Artwork of Chelsea Nunn.
  • Randy Bacon Photography presents an opening reception for Paintings by Dave Tummons and New Photography by Randy Bacon, with live music by Pershing Band Students and Alumni. Also, enjoy the ongoing shows by Evangel alumna Lindsay Breidenbach and Photographer/ Humanitarian Doug Pitt.
  • Revel Advertising highlights new work by Stephanie Cramer in August.
  • Join Springfield Hot Glass Studio for Mediterranean Style Glass, featuring the talents of Gabriel Bloodworth.

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.

August Gallery Guide

At Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, escape the heat and celebrate summer! Chris Wood’s Where Are You? poem with images along with new photographs in his continuing black and white landscape series will be featured. Also enjoy new photographic images from KSMU’s Sense of Place history series reporter Rebekah Clark, a continuing photography series by Annette Wardell, a variety of Living Words images by OTC art student Patricia Frater featured in the Emerging Artist section, and George W. Kiefer’s historic murals. Enjoy LIVE 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.

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 www.caraspictures.com

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents the Southwest Missouri Art & Craft Guild’s First Gallery Show during the Aug. 5 First Friday Art Walk, 6-9 p.m. at The Creamery. The show demonstrates the guild’s mission, “Support the Working Artist,” with an eclectic blend of fine art and contemporary craft designed and created by Guild members. The show continues through the month of August. (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, continues its show by Featured Artist Cyndi Dawson, plus DB Design’s ongoing display of work by Karolyn Farrell; pottery by Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone; and jewelry by Tammy Kirks. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., is Closed for the August Art 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 Aug. 5 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat

Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artists At Work in the Bistro during the Aug. 5 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 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

Fresh Gallery, located at the southwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artists Carl Huser and Dianne Baum.  “My interest in woodturning can be traced back more that 60 years to an old German woodworker who always had time for a curious youngster,” says Carl Huser. “It was in Bruno’s shop that I learned to appreciate and respect the beauty that is found in wood. His reverence for wood turned out to be contagious and, since then, I have found wood to supply a respite like none other.” Carl’s main interest is in the turning of vases and bowls that blend form and function, and his raw materials come exclusively from wood saved from brush piles or landfills. “The satisfaction that comes from working with this medium is the discovery of beauty from within that has been hidden for years and sometimes centuries.”  Dianne Baum expresses her creativity through watercolor, mixed media and photography. “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,” she says.  After being told as a young adult that she could never make money with an art degree, Dianne became an English teacher and high school librarian. Now retired from the “job that paid,” she is now fulfilling her dream to focus solely on art.  www.fresh.org. (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 August. (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org

Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents a Fundraiser for Artist Martha Goldman who lost everything in the Joplin tornado.  Artists who have shown at Good Girl Art gallery are generously donating artwork for the sale. All proceeds will go to Martha. Artwork will be priced very reasonably for quick sale. Artists including Jennifer Pierson, Julie Blackmon, Chad Woody, Jane Almirall, Kate Baird, Stephanie Cramer, Randy Russell and many, many more have donated. The sale will begin at 5 p.m. on First Friday, Aug. 5. (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 proud to present new work by Painter Billyo O’Donnell.  A native of Missouri, O’Donnell is recognized as one of America’s leading landscape painters by several prestigious plein air invitationals. O’Donnell’s love for plein air is evident in his new body of work celebrating the seasonal sights of Springfield. View new works by Billyo O’Donnell and also enjoy live music by guitarist Dale Augustson 6-10 p.m. Aug. 5. (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., presents Gavyn Sky’s Envision exhibit in August. Envision is an expression of Gavyn Sky’s optimism. “In a world of limitations, we can only speak our mind; but in a world of possibilities, art will speak our soul.” Inveno Health showcases St. John’s Research & Development Division’s progress in medical device development. www.invenohealth.com  (417) 831-1270.

Kiss My Gas Scooters!, 212 S. Campbell, joined the Art Walk last month on a one-time basis, but owner Joe Berler enjoyed it so much that Kiss My Gas is joining the Art Walk full-time beginning in August! Enjoy Pencil Drawings by Rodney Schertz, plus newly arrived motor scooters and Joe’s latest innovation: accessories. (417) 863-9600.

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

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

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents As I See It: The Artwork of Chelsea Nunn. “My true passion has and will always be art,” Chelsea says. “Whether I am admiring the greats or fighting through a piece of my own, I enjoy every second of it. I visualize each project as a piece of one big puzzle. Whether it is a landscape that I can’t forget, a cute dog that greets me on the street, or simply an expression on the face of a passerby, each work that I create is a part of me, and who I am becoming.” As an artist, Chelsea adds, “I am always exploring new mediums, and I grow with each new challenge that I experience during the creative process. On every blank canvas, I find no right or wrong answer. Instead, I discover a world of opportunity. I love sharing my work with you and, always, I encourage you to pick up a brush too.” (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

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

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, is proud to host a performance by Old Wire Road to kick off our August art show, a selection of Photographs of the Brown Water Navy, the Civil War-era naval force on the Mississippi River. It’s part of the Library’s special programming that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. (417) 831-1342 facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary 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 Paintings by Dave Tummons and New Photography by Randy Bacon, with live music by Pershing Band Students and Alumni. Also, enjoy the ongoing shows by Evangel alumna Lindsay Breidenbach and Photographer/ Humanitarian Doug Pitt. Dave Tummons, a Springfield area native, was always fascinated with art – majoring in art in college – but pursued it as a casual pastime, focusing his energies on the salon business. A successful salon owner for over three decades, Dave opened his latest venture, Swank Salon, in 2008. He began displaying art exhibits from various local artists in the salon, which inspired him to reconnect with his own art. Photographer Randy Bacon will exhibit 15 new/never-before-seen pieces from his portfolio at the Aug. 5 Art Walk, and Figment Art Gallery and Culture House will show new art work by its four in-house working artists. (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

Revel Advertising, 214 W. Phelps, Ste.102, conveniently located next to Obelisk Home in the Inspired Commerce building, features Stephanie Cramer during the month of August. “Center state in my art is the figure – an object in motion, as if the figure is caught, just for an instant; a glimpse, a snapshot before the gesture is complete. I’m not in search of exact representation. I’m intent rather on provoking a sense of tension or intensity. These, plus color, bring the emotion to the painting. I like to give the viewer space to interpret what they see on the canvas.” (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com.

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to see demonstrations of Mediterranean Style Glass, featuring the work of Gabriel Bloodworth, freshly returned from his artist-in-residency term in the Mediterranean. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., 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 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

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