Start your New Year creatively with Art Walk!
Start 2012 on the right foot by stepping out with First Friday Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, in 14 participating venues. Also, don’t miss the new Art Walk Gallery Guide Brochure, available at all official Art Walk venues this Friday! For the latest details on all the January shows, View the January 2012 First Friday Art Walk Map or View the January 2012 First Friday Art Walk Newsletter
Art Walk welcomes Hollywood Theaters College Station 14 as a member in January, with a show of art by local students. Meanwhile, Art Walk member Inveno Health has officially changed its name to Mercy R&D; the name has changed, but the location and its fabulous gallery are the same. Finally, don’t miss this month’s Beer Tasting with Farmers Gastropub and the beers of O’Fallon Brewery.
With the universities – and some of our commercial members – on Winter Break, the January Walk is traditionally a cozier, more intimate event that’s ideal for the whole family. Come enjoy original art, live music, fabulous food, warming beverages, shopping, cinema and all that makes Downtown Springfield the place to be!
FARMERS GASTROPUB, in association with Art Walk sponsor Wil Fischer, invites the public to a Beer Tasting of the craft brews of O’Fallon Brewery, plus Artists at Work.
FRESH GALLERY welcomes Guest Artist Daria Clairborne, a potter who takes inspiration from nature for her unique ceramics.
GOOD GIRL ART GALLERY features Wanted: Smiles, a show of drawings, ink and watercolor by Oklahoma artist John Trammell, plus The Pain Killer Series: acrylic paintings by Eric Vaughn.
HOLLYWOOD THEATERS COLLEGE STATION 14 makes its debut on the Art Walk with Artwork by Springfield Students.
KISS MY GAS SCOOTERS! features a double show in January with Photography by Amber Dougan and Abstract Paintings by John Payne.
OBELISK HOME presents Cathedrals and Concepts by James Eric Richardson.
PARK CENTRAL BRANCH LIBRARY presents Photographer and Illustrator Travis Marler, plus music by DJ Dana Dominguez.
REVEL ADVERTISING is proud to feature renowned local artist Gavyn Sky.
SPRINGFIELD HOT GLASS STUDIO demonstrates Italian Glassblowing Techniques, including the making of a “Civetta” style vase.
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.
January Gallery Guide
At Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, escape the night chill and enjoy Original Art by Chris Wood, Rebekah Clark, Annette Wardell and Harold Patterson, along with George W. Kiefer’s historic murals. Plus, enjoy 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.
Boca Mocha, 320 Park Central West, is a coffee cafe that offers Haitian coffee and breakfast-lunch-dinner service. Enjoy Mother’s beer and lively art by Christie Snelson, Jane Troup and John L. Payne. 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
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, Will be Closed for the January Art Walk, but don’t miss Hearts for the Arts in February! (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, 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 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, 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 Artists at Work during First Friday Art Walk, plus enjoy a Beer Tasting of the craft brews of O’Fallon Brewery, courtesy of Art Walk sponsor Wil Fischer, during the Jan. 6 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 Guest Artist Daria Clairborne. A graduate of Kansas State University and a Best of Missouri Hands juried artist, Daria has participated in various Missouri art shows and art organizations since 2003. She is very active in the Joplin art community. “As a potter and an avid gardener, I have always been drawn to creating, nurturing and growing. Development in my pottery is inspired by nature. I strive to create work that concentrates on lines taken from the world around me … lines with a natural flow and rhythm inviting touch by the viewer. The soft curve of a flower petal with its natural imperfections, rugged rock formations, the smooth curvatures of a sea shell…there is beauty in all nature that I try to emulate. Ceramics should look and feel wonderful … like an extension of the owner’s own hand. I make pottery because its challenges are limitless.” 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 The Pain Killer Series, featuring acrylic paintings by Eric Vaughn, plus Wanted: Smiles, a show of drawings, ink and watercolor by Oklahoma artist John Trammell. “Art for me is therapeutic; perhaps meditative. I think more than anything it is my mental vacation destination away from that little monster, depression. It’s my sunshine on a cloudy day, if you will,” John says. “There are no rules. No planning. No wrongs. No rights. It’s dedicated to smiles. Nothing deeper than that. It’s simply a smile when I need one, and I can only hope it’s contagious.” (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., Will be Closed for the January Art Walk. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat
Hollywood Theaters College Station 14, 415 W. College Street, is a family-friendly theater that is proud to show the artistry of cinema 365 days a year. For First Friday Art Walk, Hollywood will be showcasing artwork by local students. Bring the family and come see the creativity of Springfield’s youth! www.gohollywood.com
Kiss My Gas Scooters!, 212 S. Campbell, presents Photography by Amber Dougan and Abstract Paintings by John Payne, plus enjoy the latest models of scooters and accessories, and apparel for the well-dressed rider. (417) 863-9600.
At Mercy R&D, 429 N. Boonville Ave., (formerly Inveno Health) the New Year promises fresh work from Artists Dustin Burgert and Stephanie Cramer. Kick off 2012 with a splash of color from these local favorites. Mercy Research & Development features co-worker inspired medical innovations at our commercial location. www.mercyrnd.com (417) 831-1270.
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, Will be Closed for the January Art Walk. (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., Will be Closed for the January Art Walk. (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 Cathedrals and Concepts by James Eric Richardson. “A great majority of my artwork stems from the places I’ve been. When I think back on these experiences, the things that stay with me the most are the grandeur, light and space, which influence a feeling of true perspective. This feeling makes us small and pushes us to build things in adoration, whether it is to adorn God or man himself.”—James Eric Richardson (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 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 proud to ring in the New Year with an exhibit of work by local Photographer and Illustrator Travis Marler. His work ranges from fine-art landscape photography to portraiture and beyond. Our music for the evening is provided by DJ Dana Dominguez. (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., Will Not Participate in the January Art Walk. Instead, Randy Bacon is hosting a ticketed concert: Romance on a Rocketship with Ethan Gibson and Special Guests. Doors open at 7 p.m. and general admission tickets are $8 (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, invites you to welcome the new year with Award-Winning Artist Gavyn Sky during the Jan. 6 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., will be demonstrating a variety of Italian Glassblowing Techniques on First Friday in January, including the making of a “Civetta” style vase. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., Will be Closed for the January Art Walk. (417) 864-4677 email@example.com. www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat