Welcome Valentine’s Day with Art Walk!
Valentine’s Day is approaching and the Galleries of First Friday Art Walk invite you to feel the love – and love the art – in 22 participating venues 6-10 p.m. Feb. 3. View the February 2012 First Friday Art Walk Map or View the February 2012 First Friday Art Walk Newsletter for all the details.
Enjoy some of Art Walk’s February traditions, including the 4th Annual Hearts for the Arts Exhibition and Silent Auction at The Creamery Arts Center, the 9th Annual Hearts, Flowers and Perfume event at Springfield Hot Glass Studios; and The Foundations Exhibit at MSU’s Student Exhibition Center.
Exciting New Shows in February
ABUNDANT LIFE COVENANT CHURCH unveils new shows Consider the Flowers, floral images by Chris Wood; Rome: City of Romance, images by Annette Wardell; and Come Fly with Me, hot air balloon images by Harold Patterson.
DRURY POOL ART CENTER GALLERY presents Springfield Mid-Century Modern: The Architecture of Richard P. Stahl
DB DESIGN SALON & GALLERY presents Featured Favorites, a show of works by DB’s various fine artists.
FRESH GALLERY presents Featured Artists Helen Kunze and Christina Steele.
GOOD GIRL ART GALLERY presents Voyeur, a trio of shows that take a peek at what’s in the window (or behind closed doors), featuring art by Tina Davis Noble, Weber Warren and Jane Almirall. Plus enjoy a Beer Tasting with Wil Fischer and the brews of Deschutes Brewery!
HOLLYWOOD THEATERS, which joined Art Walk on a one-time basis in January, has decided to become a full-time Art Walk member! Hollywood will present a new show of Artwork by Springfield School Students in February.
MERCY R&D presents New Creations on Canvas, featuring works by Dustin Burgert, Stephanie Cramer, and more.
OBELISK HOME presents Sensory Memories by Carla Stine, featuring the artist’s fabulous collages.
OTC FINE ART GALLERY AT THE GILLIOZ presents the OTC Fine Art Faculty Showcase Spring Exhibition 2012
SPRINGFIELD POTTERY presents New Work by Chang Yao Chang, a visiting ceramic artist from Tainan National College of the Arts in Taiwan
Family Art Night provides Affordable Child Care
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.
February Gallery Guide
At Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, come in from the cold and warm your hearts! Featuring: Consider the Flowers, floral images by Chris Wood; Rome: City of Romance, images by Annette Wardell; Come Fly with Me, hot air balloon images by Harold Patterson along with George W. Kiefer’s historic murals. Plus, 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.
Boca Mocha, 320 Park Central West, is a coffee cafe that offers Haitian coffee and 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, presents The 4th Annual Hearts for the Arts fundraising exhibition and silent auction to benefit Springfield Regional Arts Council¹s arts education programming. Artists from the area were invited to create heart-themed works of art which were donated to the exhibition at The Creamery. View the art and place your bids now at www.springfieldarts.org. The final bidding takes place during First Friday Art Walk! For more information, please contact SRAC. (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, invites you to enjoy Featured Favorites, a show of works by DB’s various fine artists, plus explore DB’s ongoing display of 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 Springfield Mid-Century Modern: The Architecture of Richard P. Stahl in February. Beginning in the mid-1940s, architect Richard P. Stahl (1914-2003) built a practice that helped change the face of Springfield architecture. Stahl was not formally trained as an architect, but apprenticed instead with local builder and furniture manufacturer C. A. Bissman. Stahl and Bissman formed an architectural partnership in 1945, and Stahl left to found his own firm four years later. Over the next several decades Stahl’s office produced designs for a wide range of individual, business and institutional clients throughout the Ozarks. In 1996 he became the only architect from the region to be inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. This exhibition, organized by the Springfield Foundation for Architecture, will highlight Stahl’s mid-century work, focusing on original drawings of his buildings as well as photographs and other documents from the period. The exhibition will place Stahl’s groundbreaking designs in the context of the mid-century modernization of Springfield and its region. (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 Show to Be Announced in February. (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 the Feb. 3 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 Helen Kunze and Christina Steele. Award-winning artist Helen Kunze is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration and Design. She spent four years with Hallmark Cards in Kansas City designing gift wrap and party products. She then freelanced as a colored pencil illustrator for 11 years, until she and her husband Randy adopted their children. Helen began oil painting in 2009 and she is enjoying the looseness and boldness of the medium. Her interest is in glimpses of everyday scenes or juxtapositions, be it a scene she finds funny, entertaining or aesthetically irresistible. Christina Steele, a native of Craig, Colo., was creatively inclined from the beginning. After several difficult life experiences and numerous religious ventures, Christina had a dramatic conversion experience in 2001 in which she became a Christian. After high school, she traveled to Springfield to attend Evangel University where she obtained a BFA. Working in graphite, ink, oil and acrylic paint, Christina cites her greatest artistic influences as Caravaggio, Thiebaud, Maxfield Parish, the Bauhaus artists, and her peers and professors from college, as well as a smattering of current artists. www.freshgallery.org. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat
Good Girl Art Gallery,325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101,
presents Voyeur, a trio of shows that take a peek at what’s in the window (or behind closed doors)! Tina Davis Noble will be showing a photographic exhibition of voyeurism, lust, love and betrayal titled Why Knot? Weber Warren will show a series of photographs titled Outside Looking In, and Jane Almirall will present a show of drawings. In regard to Outside Looking In, an intimate look at an urban window, Warren says, “No, these are not staged, and no, I don’t know the owner of the window. These are totally random, taken on whatever day and at whatever time they were seen. My aim in doing this series was to pay homage to the brilliant banality of Warhol’s ‘Soup Can’ series with the brick being the can and the garments serving as the label. Bon appetit.” Of her work, Almirall says, “I’m fascinated by duality and perspective, particularly things that are considered both beautiful and repulsive depending entirely on the context of their existence.” She adds, “These pieces are taken from my drawing series, Acts of Devotion and Selfishness, in which I distort beauty and explore the nature of adoration, compulsion and obsession. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., offers an ever-changing collection of fine art from both local and nationally renowned artists. Choose from paintings, sculpture, glass work, bronzes and a wide selection of unique jewelry creations. (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, joined Art Walk last month as a one-time member, and they enjoyed the experience so much they’re coming back for more in February! A family-friendly theater that is proud to show the artistry of cinema 365 days a year, Hollywood showcases Artwork by Springfield School 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.
Mercy R&D, 429 N. Boonville Ave., invites you to join resident artists Stephanie Cramer, Dustin Burgert and others for New Creations on Canvas. Innovative medical device design and commercialization is our purpose at Mercy Research & Development. www.mercyrnd.com (417)831-1270.
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents a pair of artists in the East and West galleries, both working in ceramic sculpture/installation. Enjoy Joyce Jablonski’s In China and Gary Greenberg’s Slapstick: (ha!). ristate.edu/gallery.php Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., is proud to host the Art and Design Department’s Foundations Exhibition. The exhibit starts on Jan. 24 and continues through Feb.11. Enjoy the artists’ reception during First Friday Art Walk on Feb. 3. The Foundations Exhibit features projects assigned in beginning level courses to demonstrate students’ understanding of various artistic concepts. The courses featured are Art 100 – Two-Dimensional Design; Art 101 – Three-Dimensional Design; Art 115 – Drawing I and Art 215 – Drawing II. Completion of these classes is required to gain acceptance in the Degree Programs of the department. (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 Sensory Memories by Carla Stine. “This body of work is the result of challenging myself to work outside my comfort zone of visual narratives, while staying true to my process and technique. It is an exploration in color, texture and shape, relative to particular boundaries of size and materials. My hope for the viewer is that these collages will elicit variety of visceral responses that serve to evoke memories of brief sensory experiences throughout one’s past.” (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents OTC Fine Art Faculty Showcase Spring Exhibition 2012. Kick off the spring 2012 semester with featured fine art visual instructors Cathy Clemens, Tom McCune, Cynthia Moore, Jim Delgadillo and Kat Allie. A variety of musical performances including piano, bassoon and guitar will be showcased the night of Art Walk by art music faculty Jennifer McAtee, Lia Southern, Rick Haegg, Andrew Bishko and Kyle Aho. Please join us as we celebrate the talented and dedicated faculty of OTC Fine Art Department! (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, presents the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration by MSU’s Department of Art and Design, plus at 6 p.m. enjoy an Art Talk on The New Jerusalem: Catholic Expressions of Supremacy at St. Peter’s from the Renaissance to the Baroque, with Andrew Wanko of Drury University. 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., Will Be Closed for the February Art Walk. (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, continues to show original works by Award-Winning Artist Gavyn Sky. 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 9th Annual Hearts, Flowers and Perfume event for First Friday in February. Terry, Kathy and Dani will be making cast-glass heart paperweights, solid glass flowers and blown-glass perfume bottles in honor of St. Valentine’s Day. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., presents New Work by Chang Yao Chang, an exhibition of current work by a visiting Taiwanese artist. This display continues through Feb. 27 at Springfield Pottery. Chang Yao Chang is a visiting artist at Missouri State University from Tainan National College of the Arts in Taiwan. Currently, he is in the MFA program at the school’s Graduate Institute of Applied Arts, Ceramics, under the direction of Ching-Yuan Chang. An opening reception for the artist will be held during First Friday Art Walk. (417) 864-4677 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat