Nov. 2 Art Walk offers a cornucopia of arts experiences: live, a cappella & avant garde!

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Fractured by Daniel Flodin

Autumn is here, filled with fall leaves, bonfires, warm family gatherings and exciting new ART! Join First Friday Art Walk Nov. 2 to enjoy a Thanksgiving-style feast for the senses, 6-10 p.m. in 28 participating venues. For details on the latest shows, and to plan your route, View the November 2012 First Friday Art Walk Map. To preview the art and get the latest information on First Friday View the November 2012 First Friday Art Walk Newsletter

Some late-breaking additions to the First Friday lineup are must-sees: A brand new show at Springfield Brewing Company featuring Karla Breeding Trammel, Jon Henry Thompson, John Payne and Emily Million, AND a new collection of fine artwork at University Plaza by Daniel Flodin, Mary Hamilton, Brian Mooney, Justin Gault, Carl Glasemeyer and John Payne.

And the Nov. 2 Walk just keeps growing! Another exciting addition:  The Art of Space will begin knitting a gigantic interactive environment at the brand new ideaXfactory, 351 Boonville Avenue,  during First Friday Art Walk. Get hands on with public art!

Be sure to stop by Art Inspired, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, for an a cappella performance by members of the Springfield Metro Chorus, starting at 7 p.m., and be sure to check out Art Inspired’s themed show, Landscapes and Still Life, and Springfield Hot Glass’ Autumn Gold event while you’re there.

Also in November, Art Walk welcomes a new partner in the form of The Gillioz Theatre, which is presenting First Friday Live beginning Nov. 2, a pairing of local music and local art. The event kicks off at 8 p.m. with music beginning at 9:30. Admission is free for adults, $3 for minors. The November show features music by Delta Sol Revival and art by Nick Tarr.

Pundits are calling 2012 the new Year of the Woman, and nowhere is that more true than on Art Walk in November! Experience the 5th Annual Women Artists of the Midwest at Hawthorn Galleries, featuring artists Alishia Brundege, Tricia Courtney, Juanita Herrell, Jennifer Linders, Lyn Phariss, Louise Thies and 2012 inductees Emily Frost and Theresa Rankin. Also, a special treat this month is the traveling exhibit, Outstanding Missouri Women, featuring famed Ozarks native artist, author and poet Rose O’Neill, at Drury Pool Art Center Gallery. Drury has a plethora of events honoring O’Neill’s legacy in November, including the opening of The Rose O’Neill House.

Please note the History Museum for Springfield-Greene County will be closed for the November Art Walk as they prepare an exciting new display Sun, Sports and Summer Fun:  A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Springfield-Greene County Parks which will be on exhibit in December.


  • THE CREAMERY ARTS CENTER presents Midwest Watercolor Artist Monte Toon; also, don’t miss Toon’s November watercolor workshop!
  • DB DESIGN SALON & GALLERY presents Acrylics by Stevia Bonebrake
  • FRESH GALLERY offers art from the heart with An Art Sale Benefiting Toys for Tots throughout November.
  • OBELISK HOME proudly presents Great Lake, The Art of Karen Schneider

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.

November 2012 Gallery Guide

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents Fall Photography by Chris Wood, Harold Patterson and Dr. Annette Wardell. 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

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, presents the theme Landscapes and Still Life in November. “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 John Casillas in November. A fairly new addition to the Springfield scene, Casillas originally hails from Colorado. His work comprises Portraiture Architectural Commentary as he sees it, communicated through drawing, painting and digital media.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

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents Midwest Watercolor Artist Monte Toon in November.Enjoy the opening reception for Toon’s solo exhibition at The Creamery 6-9 p.m. during the Nov. 2 First Friday Art Walk, and don’t miss his free artist talk at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at The Creamery. A native of Kansas with more than 43 years of professional watercolor experience and be sure to check out his two-day watercolor technique workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 for only $125. A third day of the workshop is available Nov. 10 for an additional $60. (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 Acrylics by Stevia Bonebrake in November, plus ongoing displays of oils by Karolyn Farrell, and photography by Jim Mayfield and Carl James. DB Design also offers a unique collection of original pottery by Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Outstanding Women of Missouri, a traveling exhibition from the Missouri Women’s Council. Outstanding Women of Missouri features more than 75 Missouri women who have made a difference through their leadership, dedication, and courage, including the Ozarks’ own Rose O’Neill. The exhibition includes original work by O’Neill, the famed 20th century artist, poet and author. This show will part of number or events planned on Drury’s campus during the month or November honoring O’Neill’s legacy including the opening of The Rose O’Neill House. This show curated by Jacqueline Warren. (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, presents A Show to Be Announced for the Nov. 2 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 Nov. 2 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 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 An Art Sale Benefiting Toys for Tots during the month of November.Fresh is a cooperative gallery operated by regional artists and sponsored by the Springfield Regional Arts Council. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk

GoodGirlArtGallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents In the Hollow, a show by artist Ashley L. Byers that focuses on her close relationship with her sister and their childhood experiences with mental illness and divorce in the Ozarks. These moody paintings reflect the artist’s memories of her childhood and her struggles in establishing how her past experiences affect her today. (417) 865-7055 Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat

Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., presents 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 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, Will Be Closed in November to set up an exciting new display for December: Sun, Sports and Summer Fun:  A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary Of Springfield-Greene County Parks. Be sure to join them then, with free admission during Art Walk! (417) 864-1976

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!

Kiss My Gas Scooters!, 212 S. Campbell, presents Art by Stephen Craig, John Payne and Amber Dougan, 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, presents the Biennial Faculty Exhibition, featuring the work of MSU Art+Design Department professors.(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,features A Country to Be Announced in November. The Center of International Programs brings a new international experience to each monthly Art Walk! (417) 836-3733

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Art and Design Department’s Design & Image 2012: Graphic Design and Illustration Student Exhibition. Enjoy the show’s opening artists’ reception during the Nov. 2 Art Walk. Featured art is by graphic design and illustration majors from sophomore, junior and senior classes. On exhibit is student work from the last two years in Two-Dimensional Design for Digital Media, Introduction to Digital Imaging, Computer Animation I and III and the Senior Exhibition classes in these areas. (417) 836-6999 Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays

Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, presents Balinese Art, a silent auction, live art and live music in November, plus exciting new arrivals from Europe and the South Pacific! 417-559-9695

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Great Lake: The Art of Karen Schneider in November. “Growing up along the banks of Lake Erie in Ashtabula, Ohio, my wild place was always the beach. The big oak tree, the lift bridge, the view of the harbor, the railroad yards, quiet tide pools, the scent of rain before a storm, sitting on the pier watching the moonrise, sailing: These are the blood-memory landmarks of my childhood. The lake expresses many moods in its many seasons. The abstract frozen ice caps of winter’s crust melt into spring storms, then summer’s warm sun, followed by November’s howling menace. How to pain one gray sky as it is? I no longer live beside the lake, but every trip back, I always reserve a few quiet hours to go walk the beach alone. My paintings in one way or another speak to my circle of quiet. I hope you find something in them that speaks to yours.” – Karen Schneider (417) 616-6488

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents Nancy Rose: In and Out of Reality in November. “Simply, there are no words for some things. That is why I paint. I have a deep love for being: for taking the moment and making the most of it. My art is an expression of the emotions I feel in those moments, my state of being. It is like I am a collector of people and experiences. I love to share them through varied genre. Abstracts develop stroke by stroke just as a page in a journal becomes written. I create landscapes to express my wonder at the beauty and healing I find in nature. Portraits and figure painting depict my love for the people that come into my life. And animals, well, I can’t resist those eyes!” – Nancy Rose (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 experience Watercolors by Yuehua Qiao. The artist, from Luonyang City, Hunan Province, China, is renowned for her portraits of peonies painted to illustrate poetry. Also, don’t miss the First Friday Art Talk by Moira Traw on Tourism and Cultural Preservation: Woven Arts of the Embera and Wounaan Cultures. Art Talks are coordinated by Dr. Billie Follensbee of the MSU Art History Department. (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 Artists Shannon Bacon and Kristin Sims Strong during the Nov. 2 Art Walk, plus live music, free refreshments and incredible art at the Monarch Art Factory. African Embrace: Paintings by Shannon Bacon is inspired by her connection to the people she met in Africa in 2011 and in her and husband Randy’s recent travels to Egypt. “Everybody has a story about life they want to share or remember,” Shannon says. “I desire to hear those and then create a healing or inspirational painting that isn’t ‘just a painting,’ but something a person would look at with meaning and joy.” The Portraits of Africa: Watercolors by Kristen Sims Strong showcases the artist’s stunning portraits of real life portraits by Wynne Elder, official photo artist for the Bacons’ new film, Man Up and Go, which premiered Oct. 20 at Springfield Little Theatre. Strong’s portraits are a conversation about the mysterious nature of God’s image uniquely present in each person. (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, presents A Show to be Announced for the Nov. 2 Art Walk. (417) 368-6966

RSVPaint, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, is proud to present Artist Gillian Moore.  The winner of The People’s Choice Award in Art Walk’s 11th Anniversary Art Contest in October, Gillian Moore studied fine art at OTC before beginning her studies at Missouri State University. Recently profiled by the Springfield News-Leader, Gillian loves to paint images inspired by anime and she will be painting live at RSVPaint during the Nov. 2 Art Walk. RSVPaint’s schedule of BYOB painting classes for adults is online at Come paint with us! (417) 569-4492

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Artwork by Mary Hamilton, John Payne, Ann Meese, Alicia Farris, Karla Trammell, Maneesh Anand and Emily Million. 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., will demonstrate its line of Autumn Gold pieces during the Nov. 2 Art Walk, crafting gold-tone vases, bowls and giant pumpkins all evening. 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

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

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

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