Art Walk welcomes summer with June 1 event

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Art by Tim Breaux at Hawthorn Galleries

Summer arrives in force with the June 1 Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. in 23 participating venues in Downtown Springfield!  Late breaking news: we are pleased to announce that Evangel Bellwether Gallery will be open for the June Walk with a display of student art.  Enjoy all the color, activity, music, food and above all, ART, that makes Springfield’s First Friday Art Walk a favorite event of the Ozarks region.

View the June 2012 First Friday Art Walk Map to plan your route. View the June 2012 First Friday Art Walk Newsletter for a preview of the art.

Art Walk welcomes new member University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in June with an outstanding display of art through the Springfield Regional Arts Council’s Corporate Art Program! Enjoy works by Featured Artists Nancy Bryant, Elizabeth Chapman, Stephanie Cramer and John Payne in University Plaza’s spacious open-air atrium during the June 1 Walk.

Fresh Gallery steps up in June with the rich oils and pastels of Becky Golubski and the uniquely inspired jewelry of Elaine Willig, plus a tasting of the beers of DeSchutes Brewery with Art Walk sponsor Wil Fischer.

Also, First Friday Art Walk is proud to introduce a new feature: Art Walk Member Profiles. This month’s profile features longtime Art Walk member Lil Olive and her venue, Good Girl Art Gallery. View the Good Girl Art Gallery Member Profile.  Also, don’t miss Good Girl’s June show, Through a Hambone Monocle, by Chad Woody with Kat Philbin.


HAWTHORN GALLERIES presents Painting Time: New Works by Tim Breaux

MSU CENTER OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS puts the focus on China June 1 with displays, a tea demonstration, food and Original Artwork by Shirley Yiping Zhang

NOMAD’s theme is Summer of Love/Flower Power in June with live art and music.

OBELISK HOME presents A Girl, a World Apart, a show by Emily Million.

PARK CENTRAL BRANCH LIBRARY proudly presents art by the Young Artists of GLO Community Center and a historical display by MSU’s Ozark Lesbian and Gay Archives, plus Springfield musician Barak Hill.

RANDY BACON PHOTOGRAPHY welcomes Featured Artist Carl James

RSVPaint features Works by Local Artists in June and invites you to Create Your Own Masterpiece at the June Walk for only $10, all materials supplied. Seating limited.

SPRINGFIELD HOT GLASS STUDIO invites you to watch its artists create a range of high-end pieces in preparation for the 50th Annual Glass Arts Conference.

THE VISION CLINIC presents Featured Artist Laura Weis

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.

June 2012 Gallery Guide

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents A Show to Be Announced in June, plus, 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, presents Art by Logan-Rogersville Students, featuring the art departments of Logan-Rogersville Schools grade 4-high school. Canvas is designed to connect people relationally through the creative arts and to see the city transformed through Performances and Visual Art, Dance, Music and Writing. (417) 869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment

CaraDee Photography Fine Art Portraits and Gallery, 305 E. Walnut, Ste. 109, creates amazing works of art on an everyday basis. 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, presents the Fourth Annual SRAC Members Show presented by Guaranty Bank. Experience artwork by SRAC members and Guaranty Bank employees at the opening reception, 6-9 p.m., during the June 1 First Friday Art Walk. An open call for artists is under way. For more information, contact SRAC: (417) 862-ARTS (2787) Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents the Art of Karolyn Farrell, plus an ongoing show of digital paintings by Robert & Deanna Henion. DB Design also offers a unique collection of original 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., Will Be Closed for the June, July and August Art Walks due to semester break. The Gallery rejoins Art Walk in September. 417) 873-7263 Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, Will Be Closed for the June 1 Art Walk. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat

Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents local artists creating and displaying their art. Eat, drink and visit with the artists while enjoying farm-to-table fare. Named “Best British Restaurant in the World” by The Telegraph. (417) 864-6994 Food service 11 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artists Becky Golubski and Elaine Willig. A pastel/oil painter, Becky loves the play of light and shadow found in most everything around her.  “They reveal to me texture, shape, color and composition.  They are the reasons I love to paint.” Canine art and pet portraiture by commission have been Becky’s focus for the last six years, and her works have garnered numerous awards. Becky is the motivating force behind the Pierce City Arts Council, which presents the 4th Annual Pierce City Arts Festival on June 9. Becky has ventured into plein air painting and has learned to use oil paints for her landscapes. Jewelry artist Elaine Willig sees jewelry as an extension of, and visual accent to, the wearer. It serves to showcase the personality, style, and character of the individual. “I design on many levels,” Elaine said.  “I begin with a ‘feeling’ and sometimes it is a mental ‘picture’ that comes to me. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

I embrace it and breathe it. … then ‘color’ becomes the defining step or theme and helps me to arrange stones in ways which show the energy of the Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Through a Hambone Monocle, by Chad Woody with Kat Philbin. Some images spew narrative energy. Some stories beg to be illustrated. In between, you find comics, children’s books, book covers, and more. Chad Woody collects highlights from 22 years of drawing stories and telling tales—selections from illustrated poetry, prose, and comics, including a new crossover project with Kat Philbin. How far will two pen-and-ink jockeys go to push their spooky humor? How many years can a set of watercolor cakes last? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Find out this June!  (417) 865-7055 Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat original feeling.” Click here to View the Good Girl Art Gallery Member Profile.

Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., is pleased to present Painting Time: New Works by Tim Breaux in June and July. While Tim Breaux is primarily a studio painter who focuses on Midwest regionalism, he also devotes a large portion of his time painting plein air in Missouri, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. It is these forays to the deserts and mountains each year that have inspired this solo exhibition. Meet artist Tim Breaux during the opening Artist Reception at the June Art Walk. (417) 866-6688 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, Hollywood showcases Artwork by Springfield School Students. Bring the family and come see the creativity of Springfield’s youth!

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.

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, Will Be Closed for the June, July and August Art Walks. Brick City will re-open for the September Art Walk with a fun and fabulous exhibition of paintings by internationally acclaimed magical-realist illustrator Rafel Obinsky (417) 829-5092 Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays

MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, in the Jim D. Morris Center, is pleased to feature the country of China at the June 1 Art Walk.  Enjoy Original Artwork by Shirley Yiping Zhang, and join our Chinese students as they display items from their country, provide a tea demonstration and sample some Chinese food! (417) 836-3733

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., Will Be Closed for the June, July and August Art Walks. The Gallery rejoins Art Walk in September. (417) 836-6999 Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays

Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, is adopting the theme Summer of Love/Flower Power for the June 1 Art Walk. Nomad will be featuring floral art, as well as art reminiscent of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Enjoy art by Featured Artists Mark Skidmore and Alicia Linninger, plus acoustic music from the band Troy. We will also be having live art as well. Also, experience Nomad’s five micro-brand clothing lines, plus original purses, wallets, travel bags, jewelry, and one-off furniture. 417-559-9695

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents A Girl, a World Apart, a show by Emily Million. “Through this body of work, I am creating a visual language of and for the feminine story. Most pieces are built around the lone female protagonist as she fumbles her way toward a more essential identity and nature. The scenes, while echoing reality, are tied to an emotional landscape and a world that is neither literal nor conventional. In essence, the whole drama centers on ‘Sophia’—wisdom personified—and the idea of a feminine identity whose root is wisdom—how she is formed, influenced, changed, lost and reclaimed.” (417) 616-6488

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, Will Be Closed for the June, July and August Art Walks. The Gallery rejoins Art Walk in September. (417) 447-8873 Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. F; and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Fridays

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, is proud to present artwork created by the Young Artists of GLO Community Center, along with a historical display provided by Missouri State University’s Ozark Lesbian and Gay Archives. Springfield musician Barak Hill will perform indie and folk rock music. (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., presents Featured Artist Carl James. Carl’s special photographic interests include landscapes, architecture and bridges. He also enjoys creating manipulated, colorful abstractions with a hint of surrealism and symbolism. “I became seriously interested in photography as a record of my explorations in the natural environment of southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas. I soon found that the hiking trips had become secondary to the photography,” he said. “The thing I love about photography is that it sharpens my visual and emotional sensitivity to the world around me. The camera lens acts as a conduit to see beyond the mundane and focus on the beautiful interplay of light and space.” Also enjoy a preview exhibit for Fiber Artist Rosemary Clause-Gray, whose full exhibit debuts July 6, plus demonstrations by Figment artists Ashley Haws and Darlene Prater, live music and free refreshments. (417) 868-8179 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, is proud to display 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

RSVPaint, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, features Works by Local Artists including Derek Crouch, Andrea Ehrhardt, Sherri Fidler, Hollie Linn, Dottie Peterson, Stacy Sheppard, and Nick Widman, plus RSVPaint invites you to Create Your Own Masterpiece during the June Art Walk. For $10 (cash only) you can try your hand at painting a small acrylic canvas, all materials provided! Seating is limited, so get there early. RSVPaint offers painting classes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Bring a bottle of wine, beer or your favorite beverage and enjoy creating your own masterpiece with the help of a local artist! Relax, Sip, Visit & Paint! (417) 569-4492

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., will be pulling out the stops as they create gorgeous, high-end pieces for the upcoming 50th Annual Glass Arts Conference. A working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, Springfield Hot Glass offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays! (417) 868-8181 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 examples of fine craft by over 45 local, regional and national artists (417) 864-4677. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, makes its Art Walk debut with an impressive display by Featured Artists Nancy Bryant, Elizabeth Chapman, Stephanie Cramer and John Payne. A sponsor of Springfield Regional Arts Council’s Corporate Art Program, University Plaza is pleased to display original works in its open-air atrium, providing a unique art experience. “Rarely do you get an opportunity to show artwork in such a beautiful, wide-open space,” said SRAC Executive Director Leah Hamilton Jenkins. “The expansive space allows the viewer to step back from the artwork and see it from different vantage points.” (417) 864-7333

The Vision Clinic, 213 W Olive St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Laura Weis. Originally from Lawrence, Kan., Laura went to Missouri State and graduated with a BFA in Photography in 2009. Her work was chosen for an Emmet Gowin juried show in 2007 and featured in a Missouri State Promotional in PRINT Magazine in 2010. In addition her work has been exhibited around Springfield at various establishments including the Missouri State Art and Design Gallery, one80one, The Moxie, Lemondrop and others. In addition to photography, Laura works with Prismacolor Markers to produce illustrations and mixed media works .Good vision meets artistic vision at The Vision Clinic. (417) 862-3937

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