Oct. 5 Art Walk celebrates fabulous fall art, 11th Anniversary Exhibit, Jazz Festival & more

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Art by Crystal Moody at Obelisk Home

The Harvest Season is well under way and Art Walk visitors will reap a bounty of original artwork, live music, live art, special events and much, much more at the Oct. 5 First Friday Art Walk, held 6-10 p.m. in 29 participating venues. To plan your route, View the October 2012 First Friday Art Walk Map For a preview of the art, View the October 2012 First Friday Art Walk Newsletter.

Art Walk’s newest member, Springfield Brewing Company, brings a variety of artists to its new display space in October. Also, see exciting annual events in October:

The Art Walk 11th Anniversary Art Contest Exhibit – OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz hosts this fantastic show of local art with live music by Rick Haegg. Vote for your favorite artist to determine the winner of The People’s Choice Award! $500 in cash prizes for area artists. Entry deadline Sept. 26; entry fee $10, top prize $250.

Art by Louise Thies

The Fifth Annual Women Artists of the Midwest Exhibition– Visit Hawthorn Galleries to enjoy new artwork by Alishia Brundege, Tricia Courtney, Juanita Herrell, Jennifer Linders, Lyn Phariss and Louise Thies, and welcome WAM 2012 inductees Emily Frost and Theresa Rankin.

The Ninth Annual Pumpkin Party – Springfield Hot Glass Studio crafts beautiful glass pumpkins before your eyes, with four lucky Art Walkers to win pumpkins raffled off hourly during this special event.

The Third Annual Springfield Jazz Festival – Art Walk is proud to welcome the Jazz Festival to Park Central Square and Park Central East during the Oct. 5 Walk. Featured artists for this free event include The Linda Sala Project, The Kyle Aho Trio, The Richard Bruton Quintet, The Brandon Mezzelo Triptet, the MSU Jazz Studies Ensemble, SpinRad and more! http://www.springfieldjazzfestival.com/

The Fifth Annual Pure Enjoyment Exhibition – The Creamery Arts Center welcomes this diverse art extravaganza featuring more than 60 juried artworks from the Rolla region, sponsored by Brewer Science, SRAC and Arts Rolla.


  • ART INSPIRED presents works by five artists in Symphony of Color
  • DB DESIGN SALON & GALLERY welcomes Photographer Jim Mayfield
  • DRURY POOLART CENTER GALLERY proudly presents Encampment, a show of recent works by Jane Parker
  • FRESH GALLERY presents Featured Artists Marylou Legsdin and Angel Brame
  • NOMAD features Photographer Sean Tice, live music and a 50% off sale on art!

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.

October 2012 Gallery Guide

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents a show of entries from the Diversity of Jazz art contest, featuring works by Springfield Public Schools’ high school students, part of the Third Annual Springfield Jazz Festival, held on the square during the Oct. 5 First Friday Art Walk. Enjoy 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

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, presents Symphony of Color in October, featuring works by Paula Saint James, Justin Gault, John Payne and Gary Lee Rupar, as well as sculptures by James Heck. “We at Art Inspired are dedicated to making a difference in our community as well as in our environment. Through paper received through our document disposal service, we are able to recycle our paper pulp into various pieces of art as well as other marketable items. Our recycled paper products are visibly created in our store and available for purchase. In addition, we are proud to offer an integrated work environment to people of all abilities. We support our art community by displaying local works of art and also offer a classroom space for a hands-on experience. 417-868-8077 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat

Canvas, 315 South Avenue, presents Featured Artist C. Patrick Neagle in October. A Springfield writer, photographer, multi-media artist and bad-movie watcher, Patrick also teaches college-level English classes aboard U.S. Navy ships. His current projects include publishing his essays and novels electronically, recording pulp-era-influenced sci-fi audio plays with Producer George Cron at Class Act Productions, and his webcomic, Goblinbrook Comics, at www.goblinbrook.com.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

Art from Pure Enjoyment

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents the Fifth Annual Pure Enjoyment Exhibit, featuring more than 60 pieces of juried artwork from the Rolla region. The exhibit, sponsored by Rolla’s Brewer Science Inc., Springfield Regional Arts Council and Arts Rolla, will hold an opening reception 6-9 p.m. during the Oct. 5 Art Walk. Brewer Science is a global technology company that values creativity in art, as well as in science, which is why it supports this annual event. “We believe the creativity in art and the creativity in scientific and technological innovations are closely related,” said Dr. Terry Brewer, company founder and CEO. “Supporting opportunities in our community that stimulate originality, creativity and diversity are part of Brewer Science’s mission.” (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 Photography by Jim Mayfield in October. Visitors will also experience 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., presents Encampment, a show of recent works by Jane Parker. Jane Parker’s recent paintings and drawings, while not explicit in their meaning, refer in a general way to the lives and structures of North American indigenous people.  Her graphic denial of pictorial space foreshadows a painterly encounter with life-ways subsequently targeted by relentless cultural vandalism over several centuries.  Parker’s imagery, most often implied, evokes and celebrates a gone era without specific depiction or narrative reference.  Encampment is more homage than polemic and more idea than place.” (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, presents A Show to Be Announced for the Oct. 5 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 Oct. 5 Art Walk, plus henna tattoos by Joni Rae Latham. Farmers Gastropub is a great place to start or end your First Friday Art Walk with a burger and a pint! 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 Marylou Legsdin and Angel Brame in October. Marylou Legsdin, a pastel and paint artist, focuses on favorite subjects including the creeks, rivers, hill and woodlands of the Ozarks. Her landscapes capture everything from the brilliant, reflective light of a sunny day to the somber shadows of evening’s heavy sky. Sky paintings dominate Marylou’s October show, a fascination that was influenced by her Cherokee grandfather, who could forecast the weather by the sky, its clouds and color. Working primarily in pastels and watercolors, Marylou also utilizes acrylics and colored pencil. Angel Brame is a ceramicist, but she got her start in art through painting. Working in porcelain with electric and gas-reduction firings, Angel produces functional pieces such as coffee mugs and dinnerware sets, as well as fine art “paintings” in clay that utilize slip texture, stamps and glaze combinations. Tactility is essential, and her goal is that the viewer be drawn to touch and examine her work from every angle, experiencing the textures and colors up close. www.freshgallery.org (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

GoodGirlArtGallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artists Donna Rustin and Eric Vaughn. Visit Good Girl Art in October to experience the macabre, mysterious and sometimes humorous assemblages of Artist Donna Rustin. Rustin has previously displayed her works at Savant’s on Commercial Street, which she once owned. Don’t miss this show, Good Girl advises, or it’ll haunt you! Eric Vaughn presents his work in his latest show titled Sleepwalk. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat

Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., is pleased to present the 5th Annual Women Artists of the Midwest Exhibition. The WAM exhibit features new artwork by artists Alishia Brundege, Tricia Courtney, Juanita Herrell, Jennifer Linders, Lyn Phariss and Louise Thies. WAM also welcomes 2012 inductees Emily Frost and Theresa Rankin. Women Artists of the Midwest seeks to gain support and recognition for female artists in the Ozarks and throughout the Midwest, cultivating a strong and vibrant artistic community. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

The HistoryMuseum for Springfield-GreeneCounty, 155 Park Central Square, invites you to enjoy Springfield-Greene County history and heritage with The Fabulous Fifties in October. Free admission during Art Walk! (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 Youth. 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, MSU Brick City Galleries continues its exhibit of paintings, drawings and posters by world-renowned surrealist painter and illustrator Rafal Olbinski. Mr. Olbinski’s work frequently appears on the covers of Time and Newsweek magazines, and has been awarded several prestigious prizes, including having been chosen for the official New York City Capitol of the World poster. Mr. Olbinski resides in New York City. View his works at http://www.escapeintolife.com/artist-watch/rafal-olbinski/(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,features The Country of Jordan in October. Meet and talk with student who took part in a short-term study abroad trip to Jordan, enjoy photos and exhibits, and sample Jordanian food.The Center of International Programs brings a new international experience to each monthly Art Walk! (417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents EXCHANGE, an exhibit of work by students of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. The academy is a state-owned institution teaching prospective artists and designers from Poland and abroad. The school teaches artists a creative attitude toward the world and awareness of their own independent artistic personalities and indispensable artistic/design skills. Works by students in the academy’s Industrial Design program cover communication design, interior design and industrial/product design. A variety of works depict the creative process through foundation programs, fine art core programs and finished results in all three disciplines. Last year, MSU design students exhibited their works in Krakow. (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 Photographer Sean Tice displaying images from Romania, Transylvania and Dracula’s castle. Nomad will hold a silent auction for one of its paintings, plus live music and live art. Plus, don’t miss Nomad’s huge 50% off sale on art – they’re selling existing works to make room for new pieces on their way from Europe and the South Pacific! 417-559-9695

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents iProcess the artwork of Crystal Moody in October. “My artwork begins with photographs taken with my iPhone. I then manipulate and layer those photos with many iPhone apps. The image is completely created on an iPhone. I then like to use more traditional art media in the presentation of my work, such as printing on watercolor paper or adding a wax layer, etc. I love design, photography and color but never really loved drawing. I’ve found collage to be perfect for my style, and I love to work on my iPhone, which is always with me and requires no clean up.”—Crystal Moody (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, proudly presents the First Friday Art Walk 11th Anniversary Art Contest Exhibit, plus live music by professional musician and OTC/Springfield Music guitar instructor Rick Haegg. Art Walk launched the annual art contest and exhibit at OTC Fine Art Gallery last year in celebration of 10 years of Art Walk. Visitors to the exhibit will view juried works by a variety of local artists and can get in some balloting practice before November by VOTING for The People’s Choice Award. Contest entries are being accepted through Sept. 26. Featured Musician Rick Haegg, who has opened for Rick Springfield and B.B. King in Branson, and blues great Ana Popavic at J.P. Murphy’s in Springfield, performs as a solo acoustic singer/songwriter in a variety of venues. Upcoming gigs include 2nd Street Coffee, Lindberg’s and Tier 3.  (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, invites visitors to celebrate Banned Books Week with its show, Banned Books: Design Freedom by area graphic design professionals and students. This show includes interpretations of book covers of titles that were once banned or restricted. Also, enjoy music by Modern Epic. (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 An Art Exhibition and Reception for Painter Kristin Strong Simms and the Springfield Public High Schools’ Third Annual Murals Exhibition during the Oct. 5 Art Walk, plus don’t miss new works by Artist and Professor David Bigelow, held over from the rainy Sept. 7 Art Walk. Enjoy live music, free refreshments and incredible art at the Monarch Art Factory. (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, presents A Show to be Announced for the October Art Walk. (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com

RSVPaint, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, is proud to present Artist Rebekah M. Polly.  Rebekah grew up in rural Missouri, and she notes that the hard-working women from her childhood have helped inspire her artwork.  She will be painting some new pieces live during the Oct. 5 Art Walk.  RSVPaint will display other pieces of Rebekah’s, as well as works by our other instructors.  As always, if you’d like to try your own hand at painting something fun, come join us during Art Walk. Our schedule of BYOB painting classes for adults is online at www.RSVPaint.com/schedule.  Come paint with us! (417) 569-4492 www.RSVPaint.com.

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Artwork by Select Local Artists in October – look for more details at www.ffaw.org closer to Oct. 5! Enjoy the Brewing Company’s new display space, and check out their great menu and variety of unique, locally brewed beverages. 417-832-8277

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., is celebrating its Ninth Annual Pumpkin Party at the Oct. 5 First Friday Art Walk with blown glass demonstrations from 6 to 10 p.m. and a giant pumpkin raffle every hour!  That’s right: Four lucky Art Walkers will win a hand-blown Springfield Hot Glass pumpkin to be given away hourly.  We’ll also be taking orders throughout the evening for your special order pumpkins:  just tell us what color(s), style and size pumpkin you’d like and we’ll make it for you while you watch!  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., hosts New Work: Amy Odum and Hannah Newman in October, featuring the most recent ceramic works by two of Springfield Pottery’s creative artists in residence. The exhibit continues through Oct. 26.  Springfield Pottery 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, and University Plaza invite you to Art Walk Live! Enjoy live music, local art and a TAG Magazine Release Party each First Friday. Shuttle service provided from UP to TAG Media. (417) 501-8605 http://tagsgf.com

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, in partnership with 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, live art, live food demonstrations, Springfield Brewing Co. beers and infused cocktails in Springfield’s classiest atrium. When you’re ready to continue your Art Walk, jump on the UP shuttle 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

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