Celebrate seasonal splendor with Art Walk Nov. 4
There’s frost on the pumpkin and creativity in the air during the November First Friday Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in 23 participating venues. View the November 2011 Art Walk Newsletter or View the November 2011 First Friday Art Walk Map for the latest information.
SPECIAL EVENTS IN NOVEMBER
HEAD TO THE BOTTOM OF BOONVILLE HILL for a special event on Phelps Street: 1 Block, Four Artists! Inveno Health, Obelisk Home and Revel Advertising rock the block with four stellar artists in three venues. Enjoy art by Stephanie Cramer, Dustin Burgert, Karen W. Schneider and Gavyn Sky, plus experience live music by the Kilgore Sisters at Revel in celebration of its first anniversary.
JUST AROUND THE CORNER ON MILL STREET, visit MSU Brick City Gallery for The Evolution of Ideas: Some Live. Some Die. Some Cry Like Whiny Children, creatively featuring projects produced by local advertising agencies Marlin, Deep and The Alcamedia Project.
BE SURE TO GIVE A BIG ART WALK WELCOME to Boca Mocha on Park Central West, our newest member showing art by Jane Troupe, James Richardson, John L. Payne and Tyler Thrasher
TASTE THE ART OF CRAFT BREWING at Cara Dee Photography as photographers Cara Stucke and Mark Gilmore host a Beer Tasting with Wil Fischer Cos. and O’Fallon Brewery.
PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE FOCUS AT The Creamery Arts Center with World Renowned Photographer Julie Blackmon. This event is the inaugural show of Springfield Regional Arts Council’s new series, The Art of Process.
AMAZING ART BY AMAZING WOMEN is on tap with Hawthorn Galleries’ annual Women Artists of the Midwest exhibit, featuring works by Alishia Brundege, Jeanne Davis, Lisa Esposito, Lyn Phariss and Louise Thies, plus 2011 WAM inductees Juanita Herrell, Jennifer Linders and Tricia Courtney. Also, enjoy tastings from Copper Run Distillery.
GET A JUMP ON THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT with Springfield Hot Glass Studio’s Christmas Ornament Party, and get a sneak preview of OTC Choir’s Christmas Concert at OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 6:30 p.m. during the gallery’s opening reception for Ceramic Artist Fadra Hepner and Mixed Media Artist and Chef HJ Schumer, all during First Friday Art Walk!
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.
November Gallery GuideAbundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents Images of Colorado by KSMU Sense of Place history series reporter and MSU student Rebekah Clark; plus iPhoto Xpressions digital abstract paintings by Christopher Wood. Enjoy ongoing exhibits including Clouds, a photography series by Harold Patterson; Annette Wardell’s Tribute to Wilson’s Creek; and George W. Kiefer’s historic murals. Enjoy LIVE music and FREE refreshments. (417) 864-4971 www.abundantlifecovenantchurch.comOffice hours 9-4:30 p.m. M-F; Services 7:30 p.m. W, 10 a.m. Sun
Boca Mocha, 320 Park Central West, has added another artist for November: Christie Snelson does oil painting on reused canvases. She purchases existing canvases from The Salvation Army and paints over them. Not only is her art “green,” but she is supporting a good cause in buying from The Salvation Army. Boca Mocha is a coffee cafe that offers Haitian coffee and breakfast-lunch-dinner service. Enjoy Mother’s beer and lively art by Jane Troupe, James Richardson, John L. Payne, Tyler Thrasher and Christie Snelson. 417-865-3828 www.bocamocha.com 7 a.m.-11 p.m. M-Th; 7 a.m.-1:30 a.m. F; 8-1:30 Sat
Canvas, 315 South Avenue, encourages Art Walkers to stop by and see the gallery’s newly renovated first floor, along with local art, make-and-take art for the kids and much more. (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 and the art of brewing is on display with a Beer Tasting by Wil Fischer Cos. and O’Fallon Brewery during the Nov. 4 Art Walk! 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 (417) 368-7341 www.caraspictures.com
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents World Renowned Photographer Julie Blackmon, in the inaugural show of Springfield Regional Arts Council’s new series, The Art of Process. An opening reception will be held 6-9 p.m. Nov. 4 during First Friday Art Walk; a preview artist talk will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. The winner of numerous awards for her photography, Blackmon’s subjects are typically tied to the theme of family, inspired by the 17th century concept of a “Jan Steen household,” that being a chaotic, child-filled household and rambunctious family gatherings. Blackmon¹s work has appeared in several museums and public collections including George Eastman House; Nelson Atkins Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; and Portland Art Museum. SRAC’s The Art of Process Series examines the creation of art through the artist¹s eyes. For more information: (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, presents a Stevia Bonebrake in November; plus enjoy 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., presents Historical Stories: Objects, a group show curated by Drury art professor Jacqueline Warren, in November. The show will feature Artists Linda Lighton, Meredith Dean, Dennis Olsen, Inez Storer, Leslie Hall Brown, Andrew Romanoff, Donna Rustin and Jan Hyde. These are all artists who make objects that are rich in narratives. Some are influenced by history or the artist’s heritage: secrets discovered in their ancestry. Others use international experience to create their narratives. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery 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, presents a Juried Show of Student Artwork in November. (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 during First Friday Art Walk. Artists demonstrate and sell their art in an echo of the art scene at Montmartre, Paris. 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, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artists Lori Radford and Ann Marie Rausch. Lori, a photographer and mixed media artist, will show some of her past work from the Drury masters program, consisting of a transparency installment and a theme of “eggs and the nest,” as well as her abstract photographic giclee prints on canvas. Ann Marie describes herself as “a colorist. I love to explore all nature of color but bold and bright express my passion best.” She brings life to vintage furniture with her boldly colored, whimsical designs. “Some vintage furniture has such wonderful details that get lost in layers of paint or dust and grime; I love to bring out those details again with color for everyone to enjoy.” Fresh is a collective gallery of fine art and craft featuring the work of more than 20 juried artists. www.fresh.org. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat
Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents New Paintings by Kate Baird. “The ability to assess danger is one of the most basic human skills, but the ability to ignore danger is only slightly less significant. When threats are complex and abstract (climate change, political dysfunction) rather than immediate (the tiger about to pounce, the oncoming bus), an appropriate response can be hard to find,” Kate says. “This group of paintings reflects my growing awareness that threats which appear to be elsewhere may actually be close at hand and the necessity of finding a way of thinking about that which doesn’t lead to paralysis.” Kate holds an MFA from the University of Chicago and previously served as a teaching artist at the Guggenheim Museum and the Kentler International Drawing Space. She now works on art education programs at the Moxie Cinema and with Placeworks, a rural arts initiative. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., Galleries is pleased to continue the 4th Annual Women Artists of the Midwest Exhibition. The exhibition features new artwork by Alishia Brundege, Jeanne Davis, Lisa Esposito, Lyn Phariss, and Louise Thies. In addition, WAM would also like to welcome 2011 inductees Juanita Herrell, Jennifer Linders and Tricia Courtney. The November Art Walk at Hawthorn will also feature tastings from Copper Run Distillery. Adults of age are welcome to sample rum, moonshine and vodka, made right here in the Ozarks. Please drink responsibly. Artists’ Reception 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 4. Visit www.WAMidwest.com for more information. (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., and Mercy Research & Development are thrilled to feature two of Springfield’s boldest artists this month. Stephanie Cramer sets the gallery walls ablaze as she captures motion in amazing color, while Dustin Burgert inspires our green, resourceful side with reusable materials as his primary medium. Inveno Health also showcases Mercy R&D’s latest medical device innovations and technologies. www.mercyrnd.com (417) 831-1270.
Kiss My Gas Scooters!, 212 S. Campbell, is expanding into the old Vintage Vice space next door and adding a second artist for November! In addition to Pencil Drawings by Rodney Schertz, visitors will experience Photography by Amber Dougan, plus the latest models of scooters and accessories, as well as a line of apparel for the well-dressed rider. (417) 863-9600.
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents The Evolution of Ideas: Some Live. Some Die. Some Cry Like Whiny Children. Creatively featuring projects produced by local advertising agencies Marlin, Deep and The Alcamedia Project, the exhibition follows the development of marketing design from concept idea to final product. Show ends Nov. 19. (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Department of Art and Design BFA Exhibit, which features art by students who are completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Studio Art. Experience Painting by Travis Farrar, Digital Art by Emilyann Girdner and Photography by Jordan Kroeger. The exhibit runs through Nov. 12. Please Note: Construction on Walnut Street from Kimbrough to John Q. Hammons Parkway may make it necessary to take an alternate route to the Center. Parking is in the rear and you may also park in Lot 32. It is located on the northeast corner of Elm and Hammons Parkway. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Karen Schneider: Where I Walk in November. “Movement and dynamics are important aspects of a painting to me. A good painting will catch the viewer off balance and set them to imagining—what is happening here?” Karen says. “Paint on paper becomes more than the sum of their parts when breath and story and spirit come together in strong, fluid brush strokes of playful discovery, supported by attention to composition, light and color.” Obelisk Home and Karen W. & J. Michael Schneider, M.D., are honored to donate 15 percent from the sale of Karen’s work to the St. John’s Foundation for Community Health through 2011. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, proudly presents opening receptions for Ceramic Artist Fadra Hepner and Mixed Media Artist and Chef HJ Schumer. On the first floor of the Historic Gillioz Theatre, enjoy From Within, a show of functional ceramic lamps by Fadra Hepner. “This series comes from my fascination with the ability of light to transform not only a space, but our perceptions and frame of mind,” Fadra says. “When viewed unlit, these simple forms evoke a quiet resonance much like a simple monolith or stalagmite. Their true beauty and power is only revealed when they are lit, smoldering with mystery and warmth. They embody the dual nature of the self, simultaneously simple and complex.” On the third floor, enjoy HJ Schumer’s original artworks as well as his most recent passion, the culinary arts, plus a performance of the OTC Choir at 6:30, previewing music from their upcoming Christmas concert. HJ is currently a chef and culinary educator with the Taste Culinary Classroom through Price Cutter Bistro under the guidance of renowned chef James Clary. HJ will displaying some of his recipe developments and the visual results of being the food stylist on the photo shoots. In the photographs featured, HJ Schumer created the recipes and has included a brief description outlining the “terrior” movement, or the essence of “getting back to the soil.” (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, invites you to enjoy The Trevi Fountain: Baroque Histories and Concepts by Design, an Art Talk with Stephen Edwards of Drury University at 6 p.m., plus mixed media art showing the music of the Ugandan people from the Watoto Organization 7-9 p.m. during the Nov. 4 Art Walk. Art Talks are educational presentations on a historical figure, movement or current issue in the art world, presented in conjunction with Missouri State University Art History Department and Dr. Billie Follensbee. (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., presents Featured Artist Pen Brady. Enjoy the free opening reception, with live music by Kylie and Devon and refreshments during the Nov. 4 Art Walk. Pen Brady attended Missouri Western State University and has worked as a graphic designer, and a botanical zoological model builder. In the mid 1990s, Pen became interested in the Pacific Northwest Coast and was inspired to experiment with the imagery of the region’s traditional iconic style. Pen works with a combination of acrylic and ink in order to achieve a smooth, flat surface with crisp, clean lines. Her work is a process, each piece offering up a new challenge. Pen’s goal is to show that uniqueness in a fresh and interesting way. Free Photography Sittings ($95 value) will be offered to those that book a photo shoot at Art Walk (other fees apply, please call or email for pricing information). (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 at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, celebrates its anniversary with musical performances by the nationally recognized Kilgore Sisters 7-9 p.m., and the featured show Sublime Intervention by multi-award winning artist Gavyn Sky during the Nov. 4 Art Walk. Gavyn’s unique paintings have an interactive and captivating quality that has art lovers across the country taking notice. “Art is so complex and yet so simple. We know when we are touched by something. You can feel it physically. My art is designed to create the same physical reaction in you.” – Gavyn Sky (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., presents its annual Christmas Ornament Party! Nothing complements the glitter and glow of holiday decorating like the one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted ornaments at Springfield Hot Glass. See the latest Italian-style ornaments and enjoy demonstrations of various high-end, Italianate pieces during the Nov. 4 Art Walk. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., presents Dryden Wells, an exhibition of current work by ceramic artist Dryden Wells. A Missouri native who spent the last several years in Jingdezhen, China, Dryden is a ceramics instructor at Missouri State University. Enjoy an artist’s reception during the Nov. 4 Art Walk, and sign up for Dryden’s demonstration workshop to be held 9 .m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Dryden will also be lecturing on his years in Jingdezhen, China, as the design studio manager at The Pottery Workshop and how it has impacted his work and his life. This is sure to be a great workshop! The workshop fee is $40 and space is limited. Participants are encouraged to pre register by calling the studio (417) 864-4677 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat