Downtown Springfield welcomes New Year 2013 with a cozy little Art Walk Jan. 4

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As the holiday frenzy fades, embrace a New Year, a new start and new ART in a cozy little First Friday Art Walk in January.

The January Art Walk is traditionally a smaller affair as some of our members take time off for family, while others are on Winter Break with their universities. Regardless, there’s plenty of live art, live music, fun, fellowship and more in 17 participating venues 6-10 p.m. Jan. 4. Highlights include:

Art Inspired pulls out all the stops in January, flooding its venue with original works by 10+ artists.
Good Girl Art Gallery presents The Colors of Joy: Acrylic Paintings by Penny Gordon-Chumbley.
The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County reflects on a century of local fun and recreation with Sun, Sports and Summer Fun: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Springfield-Greene County Parks.
Park Central Branch Library puts the focus on local history in January with The Civil War in Springfield.
Obelisk Home and Revel Advertising welcome 2013 with The Collaborative, a show featuring 13 artists who have previously shown work at The Inspired Commerce Building.

Art Walk’s sponsors are also stepping up to add to the fun for January! Nomad continues its original presentations of Live Music and Live Art; RSVPaint invites you to watch a painting class in action – or join in by registering at; and The Gillioz Theatre’s First Friday Live event features art by H.E. Croan and acoustic Gypsy jazz by Belladonna: doors open at 8 p.m.; the music starts at 9:30. The concert is free for age 21 and up; $3 for under 21.

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.

January 2013 Gallery Guide

Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents More Winter 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, will flood its walls and every available space in the store with works by more than 10 local artists including Gary Rupar, Paula St. James, John Payne, Karla Trammell and many more! (417) 868-8077 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Canvas, 315 South Avenue, 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 CreameryArtsCenter, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays


DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 864-4343


Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (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 Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday 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 Jan. 4 Art Walk. 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, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (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 The Colors of Joy: Acrylic Paintings by Penny Gordon-Chumbley. “As an observer and participant in the natural world, I react with wonder, amusement, joy or curiosity to what I see and experience.” Penny says. “These reactions compel me to paint from the heart, not with a historical or objective eye. As a result, my landscape paintings become imagined settings, conveying my feelings to a particular time and place.”(417) 865-7055 Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat


Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., showcases a fresh and ever-changing selection of original artworks, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewelry. Exhibitions rotate approximately every month, with a constant inventory of gallery favorites on hand at all times. (417) 866-6688 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat


The HistoryMuseum for Springfield-GreeneCounty, 155 Park Central Square, presents Sun, Sports and Summer Fun: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Springfield-Greene County Parks. Take a step back in time and see how our parks have contributed to the community and its people for over 100 years. Enjoy amazing images and artifacts of sports, picnics, boating, playgrounds, wild animals, camps, caves, springs, ice skating, lakes, swimming, amusement rides and skating rinks.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, Brian Mooney 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, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 829-5092 Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays


MSUCenter of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, in the Jim D. Morris Center, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 836-3733


MSUStudentExhibitionCenter, 838 E. Walnut St., Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 836-6999 Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays


Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, presents Live Art and Live Music for the Jan. 4 Art Walk, plus the latest new arrivals from around the world and always, a few surprises! (417) 559-9695


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents The Collaborative, a collection of work from 13 local artists. Our January installation will be a collection of artists that we have featured throughout the previous year. Presenting 13 artists with such varied mediums and styles in one location gives us a unique opportunity to embrace new perspectives. On display is work from Stephanie Cramer, Gavyn Sky, Kat Allie, Jane Troup, Mary Hamilton, Karen Schneider, Dustin Burgert, Isaac Karner, T.D. Scott, Emily Million, James Eric Richardson, Crystal Moody and Jenny McGee. (417) 616-6488


OTCFineArtGallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (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 The Civil War in Springfield. This collaborative exhibit from the Library and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield depicts soldiers, civilians and artifacts from Springfield during the Civil War. (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., Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (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, proudly joins Obelisk Home in presenting The Collaborative, an installation featuring 13 fantastic local artists previously shown at the Inspired Commerce Building. (417) 368-6966


RSVPaint, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, a proud Art Walk sponsor, will be open to the public from 6 to 10 p.m. during Art Walk while artist Rebekah Polly teaches a 2-hour BYOB painting class featuring her painting, Marble Tree, 6:45-9 p.m. Stop by to see what RSVPaint has to offer. If you’d like to take the class, RSVP at Cost is $35 in advance. Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting, at a cost of $40 cash. Come paint with us! (417) 569-4492


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents New Artwork by John Payne, Cindy Quayle and Allen St. Onge. Enjoy the Brewing Company’s new display space, and check out their great menu and variety of unique, locally brewed beverages and featured seasonal brews. 417-832-8277


Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., Will Be Closed for the Jan. 4, 2013, First Friday Art Walk in order to perform maintenance on its glass furnace.(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 some of the best examples of fine craft in clay, wood, metal, glass, fibers, photography, printmaking and jewelry 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, invites you to enjoy Art Walk Live. University Plaza has expanded its display space to include the Terrace Grille area. Enjoy a reception for University Plaza’s newest art collection, featuring fine artwork by local artists Daniel Flodin, Mary Hamilton, Brian Mooney, Justin Gault, Carl Glasemeyer 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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