July Walk features Art Walk Live, free shuttle from UP, fantastic photogs & more in 24 art venues

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Falls by renowned Springfield photojournalist Bob Linder, part of his show,    A Few Favorite Photos ..., at Good Girl Art Gallery in July.

The sun is hot but the art is cool in downtown Springfield in July. Join First Friday Art Walk 6-10 p.m. July 6 for live art, music, food and a few surprises in 24 participating venues. View the July 2012 First Friday Art Walk Map for details and to map your route! View the July 2012 First Friday Art Walk Newsletter to preview art and venues.

Art Walk welcomes new members The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County and TAG Media in July.

The History Museum presents Love on the Square, a show of work by pioneering Ozarks photojournalist Betty Love, plus historic images of the Square itself. Visit the display at 155 Park Central Square.

TAG Media will present Artist Heather Kane in a launch party for TAG’s monthly magazine during the July 6 Art Walk. Also, TAG is partnering with new member University Plaza on Art Walk Live, which includes live art, live music and a shuttle that will ferry visitors between University Plaza and TAG headquarters at Walnut and Jefferson.

Speaking of University Plaza, don’t miss UP’s Art Walk Live festivities, including live art demonstrations, live food demonstrations and a beer tasting of the craft brews of Springfield Brewing Co. Next, catch the UP shuttle to TAG Media, enjoy the Walk, then shuttle back to UP to pick up your car!

Those who love local photojournalism will get a double helping of excellence in July. In addition to Love on the Square, Good Girl Art Gallery presents A Few Favorite Photos … The Photography of Bob Linder in July.


  • THE CREAMERY ARTS CENTER explores Intellectual Abstractions, a new art show curated by John Payne featuring works by Payne,  Barbara Jurecka, Kate Baird, Carl Glasemeyer, Kara Davis, Sarah Hurlburt and  Brian Mooney.
  • DB DESIGN SALON & GALLERY shows off its newly renovated space with Karolyn Farrell and digital painters Robert and Deanna Henion
  • NOMAD focuses on featured artists John Hoffman, Tracy Lea Marshall, Isaac Karner, John Worcester and Matthew Clark

    Photography by Laura Weis at The Vision Clinic.

  • MSU Center of International Programs displays Images of Missouri State University
  • OBELISK HOME presents escaping Neverland by Kat Allie
  • PARK CENTRAL BRANCH LIBRARY proudly presents Acrylic Painter Meganne Rosen O’Neal.
  • RSVPAINT features Live Painting by Artist Andrea Ehrhardt
  • 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.

July 2012 Gallery Guide

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents A Show to Be Announced in July, 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

Canvas, 315 South Avenue, presents Canvas Cabaret, connecting art and music. Derrick Devonne King will sing song selections inspired by artworks created by Keenan Scott in two shows, at 7:30 and 9 p.m., respectively, upstairs at Canvas. 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 www.caraspictures.com

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents Intellectual Abstractions, a new art show curated by John Payne, on display at the Creamery Arts Center July 6-31. Experience paintings by local artists Barbara Jurecka, Kate Baird, Carl Glasemeyer, Kara Davis, Sarah Hurlburt, Brian Mooney and John Payne will be on display, along with 3-D pieces by Morgan Gallatin. The Springfield Regional Arts Council invites the public to an opening reception, 6-9 p.m. during the July 6 First Friday Art Walk. Please come out and join us in supporting Springfield Arts! (417) 862-ARTS (2787) www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

Stop by the newly renovated DB Design Salon & Art Gallery at Campbell & Walnut for a unique art experience.

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, has undergone a complete interior renovation! Visit DB and enjoy the Art of Karolyn Farrell, plus an ongoing show of digital paintings by Robert & Deanna Henion, on its freshly exposed brick walls. 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 July and August Art Walks due to semester break. The Gallery rejoins Art Walk in September. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery 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, is proud to present Artwork from Noah’s Art for the July 6 Art Walk. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat

Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artist Bill Baunach Sketching Live during the July 6 Art Walk. Eat, drink and visit with the artist while enjoying farm-to-table fare. Named “Best British Restaurant in the World” by The Telegraph. (417) 864-6994 www.farmersgastropub.com 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 Meike Aton and Fonda Golding in July. Meike Aton, a painter who divides her time between Missouri and Florida, paints vibrant landscapes, nature scenes and abstracts predominantly in acrylics and oils. “It is my intention to create enjoyable art that captures the viewer on an emotional level,” Meike says. “When I paint, I lose track of time and space, finding myself in a different dimension. I interpret my subjects of nature, landscapes, flowers and seascapes through a bright and intense color palette, hoping to appeal to the senses and provide a positive viewing experience. “Fonda Golding, an artist working in glass, shows her creativity and expertise in everything from jewelry to bowls to vases. “I have always been drawn to the beautiful colors of glass,” Fonda says. ”With fused glass, there are endless possibilities with this medium, and it allows me to experiment and manipulate glass by color, texture and shape, depending on how each piece will be used. I cut, layer, fuse and polish the glass to take advantage of its light-bending qualities.” Meet Meike and Fonda during the July 6 Art Walk. www.freshgallery.org (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents A Few Favorite Photos … The Photography of Bob Linder. “I connected with photography early in my teen years after discovering my father’s darkroom stored in the attic. From the start, I was intrigued by the idea of seeing something and sharing what I saw. As a photojournalist for more than 30 years, that concept has remained a principle of my work. I have been fortunate to work in the city and area in which I grew up. For most of my photographic career the Springfield News-Leader gave me a platform to exhibit and a voice to share and reflect the community. My body of work includes a very large number of images of about any topic, but rather than trying to pick out the most important this or that I chose a few that I like to look at. I hope you do, too.” – Bob Linder (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 July 6Art Walk. Throughout the month of July, however, Hawthorn Galleries will be pleased to continue Painting Time: New Works by Tim Breaux. While Tim Breaux is primarily a studio painter who focuses on Midwest regionalism, he also devotes a large portion of his time to 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. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County, 155 Park Central Square, presents Love on the Square, A mini-exhibit of amazing photo images from the Betty Love Collection. Love was a renowned photojournalist for nearly 35 years at the Springfield Daily Press and Leader-Press. She was one of the first women to work as a newspaper photographer and was a charter member of the National Press Photographers Association, winning many awards for her work. In 2005, Betty Love was inducted into the Missouri Press Association Photojournalist Hall of Fame. Also, enjoy exhibit archival photo images of The Square through the years. (417) 864-1976 http://springfieldhistorymuseum.org/

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! 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. www.kissmygasscooters.com (417) 863-9600.

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, Will Be Closed for the 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 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php 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 Images of Missouri State University, a photography exhibit by MSU Photo Services and friends. (417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu

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

Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, presents live music and live art with works by John Hoffman, Tracy Lea Marshall, Isaac Karner, John Worcester and Matthew Clark. 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 escaping Neverland by Kat Allie. “While creating these new pieces of work, my mind and soul have been consumed with beholding the splendid emergence of youth as I watch my 6-year-old daughter transform from my baby to a young, independent girl. Seemingly, I feel passively frozen in time as she speeds into the future with delightful curiosity. Simultaneously, I am struggling with the human experience of aging and feeling helpless against the relative physicality of time, as I watch my 93-year-old Grandmother gracefully approaching the next spiritual level of becoming. These artworks reflect my reactions to these most human experiences. Neutral whites, whispers of gold, silver, gray and greens seem to be crucial colors of expression. Three-dimensional forms frozen in beeswax and resin echo my memories. Escaping to Neverland is an endless journey in which we all symbiotically travel. Occasionally, we are able to catch wonderful glimpses of this enchanting existence.” – Kat Allie, 2012 (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, Will Be Closed for the 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 Acrylic Painter Meganne Rosen O’Neal. Meganne explores form, material and the aesthetic value of color and texture to create her paintings, which are on display at Park Central Branch Library during the July 6 Art Walk. (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 present Fiber Artist Rosemary Claus-Gray in July. Enjoy the opening reception 6-10 pm during the July 6 Art Walk with free refreshments and music by Black Bonnet Ballyhoo.  Rosemary Claus-Gray’s show, Expressions in Fiber, is “an exhibit of faith, joy of life, and a search for inner peace that brings balance to the turmoil and angst in life,” says Rosemary, whose work is characterized by her remarkable attention to detail. Just as a painter creates depth through layering, Rosemary adds translucent layers of silk to merge color, resulting in subtle value shifts. These fascinating changes in color are emphasized by the delicate stitching that flows throughout her work, coaxing shapes and design to emerge. Rosemary has devoted herself to the use of fabric and desires for her work to function as a mode of expression and communication. Rosemary’s work is  technically breathtaking, and truly is an exhibit of faith and joy of life.  (417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com 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 www.reveladvertising.com

RSVPaint, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, invites you to see Live Painting by Artist Andrea Ehrhardt during the July 6 Art Walk. A native Missourian, Andrea studies at Missouri State University, pursuing a double major in Fine Arts Painting and Art Education. Andrea currently teaches painting lessons at RSVPaint, and she intends to teach a series of seasonal landscapes starting with Summer. RSVPaint offers painting classes for adults on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Bring a bottle of wine or your favorite beverage and enjoy an evening creating your own masterpiece with the help of a local artist! Come paint with us! (417) 569-4492 www.RSVPaint.com.

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., is 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 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 examples of fine craft by over 45 local, regional and national artists (417) 864-4677. www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

TAG Media, 334 E. Walnut, makes its Art Walk debut with Artist Heather Kane. Kane, 28, has been designing and illustrating since 2004, and she only becomes more passionate about what she does as time goes on. Her background is in fashion, fine art and graphic design, and she uses all three of those loves to create one-of-a-kind designs for clients all over the United States. She has been designing TAG Magazine since December of 2011 and is always experimenting with new ways to reach readers visually. Her work is part-eerie and part-magical, and her unusual illustration techniques create designs that have a style all their own. Heather loves living and working in Springfield and hopes that she can continue to show others what hidden secrets lie in the streets of this wonderful Queen City. (417) 501-8605 http://tagsgf.com

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, in partnership with new member TAG Media, presents Art Walk Live. Kick off your Art Walk at University Plaza with Featured Artists Nancy Bryant, Elizabeth Chapman, Stephanie Cramer and John Payne, plus live local music starting with Dallas Jones (www.myspace.com/dallasjonesmusic), live art, live food demonstrations, a Beer Tasting with Springfield Brewing Co. and infused cocktails in Springfield’s classiest atrium. When you’re ready to keep your walk moving, simply jump on the UP shuttle to get whisked away to TAG Media HQ for live music, art and the monthly magazine release party. You’ll be right at the heart of the action to continue your night; then catch the shuttle back to UP to pick up your car. (417) 864-7333 www.upspringfield.com

The Vision Clinic, 213 W Olive St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Laura Weis in July. 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 www.myvisionclinic.com

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