Contemporary Art Street Jam, new venues & The Calaboose headline July Art Walk

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Summer has arrived and with it a wave of exciting new shows, events and activities for the July 5 First Friday Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. in 25 participating venues! View the July 2013 First Friday Art Walk Newsletter for details and venues. View and Print the July 2013 First Friday Art Walk Map with show descriptions to plan your route!


Don’t miss the Contemporary Art Street Jam on Mill Street at Boonville, sponsored by Art Walk member ideaXfactory, 5 p.m.-midnight during the July 5 Art Walk and noon-midnight. Saturday July 6. Enjoy live music by indie bands, live street mural painting, MSU Clayworks raku firings, fire hula hoops, contemporary art topics by the Springfield Art Museum, hands on activities for all ages and much more:
*Live art by your favorite local painters, like Gary Bedell, Tyler Estes, Nick Tarr, Scott Sauer, Houston Hands, Mr. K, Meganne Rosen O’Neal, Cameron Thomas, John Worcester and many more!

*Live musical performances by talented locals like Plaid Dragon, Ghostdance, Chris Gnarly, Tony Menown, The Big McCoy Jazz Trio featuring horns, Falls off Tables, the Smoky Folks and more!

*Live raku firing hosted by Keith Ekstam of MSU Ceramics and David Cogorno of MSU and Drury University’s ceramics departments!

*Live, hands-on robot sculpture making with Cathy Russell and Stacie Baldwin!

*Live bubble painting with Julie Taylor Jones!

*Live zine making with the Paper Airplanes Zine Library!

*A yarnbombing installation by the yarnXbombers!

*A discussion of contemporary art with Nick Nelson of the Springfield Art Museum!

*PechaKucha X!


Exciting additions this month include the debut shows of new members Qdoba Mexican Grill at Kimbrough and Walnut, and Studio 417 salon on McDaniel Street near Springfield Brewing Co.


Qdoba welcomes Photographer Linda S. Teeter and her show Urban Art, featuring images of graffiti art. “We have made the decision to become a venue for Art Walk to enrich the culture of our Downtown location,” said Deryk Morelock of Qdoba Mexican Grill. “Art Walk is an integral part of the Downtown Springfield experience, and we would like to share that with our customers.”


Studio 417 debuts with Editorial Photography by Christian Gideon, a series of portraits with hair and make up by the Studio 417 Artists. “Studio 417 is a group of passionate, hard-working individuals who are serious about their work, but not about themselves,” says Amanda Whitman of Studio 417. “We appreciate all types of art and are energized by beauty. Come see what inspires us!”


Art Walk is also proud to partner with the City and the Springfield Police Department to present a special Art Walk Open House at The Springfield Police Museum at the Calaboose, Springfield’s historic jail next to the College Station carpark.


July Highlights

* Visit The Creamery for Our Shared Story: An Effort to Frame Child Abuse

* Meet Featured Artists Marian Chamberlain and Carl Rauh at Fresh Gallery.

* See Three Artists, 99 Bottles and Rust and Fruit at Good Girl Art Gallery.
* Celebrate our great nation and get your patriotism on with Americana at Obelisk Home.

* See Revel Advertising’s new digs on Boonville and enjoy Art by T.D. Scott.

* Springfield Brewing Company features Art by Gavyn Sky, John Payne and Robin Coulter Crabb.

* TAG Media invites you to its monthly Magazine Release Party with live painting.


July 2013 Gallery Guide

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, features the theme A Celebration of Nature for its July exhibit and will feature work by Alyce Cox and other artists to be announced. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, is proud to host Leadership Springfield Class 28 and the Child Advocacy Center as they present the traveling exhibit Our Shared Story: An Effort to Frame Child Abuse. Enjoy the opening reception 6-9 p.m. during the July 5 Art Walk. Our Shared Story” helps put a face on the critical issue of child abuse. To help tell the stories of kids who have been abused, The Child Advocacy Center enlisted children who have not been victims to draw a portrait of themselves showing the feelings they would have if someone they loved and trusted ever hurt and abused them. The kids then had their photographs taken holding their illustrations. From The Creamery Arts Center, the exhibit will travel to various Springfield-Greene County Library branches in the fall. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents Featured Artist Debbie Sutherland, plus Photography and Stained Glass by Nathan Smith and Photography by Carl James for the July 5 Art Walk. DB Design also offers a unique collection of original pottery by Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., Will Be Closed for the July Art Walk due to summer break. (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 Evangel Senior Art Work, plus Photography by Lane Simmons for the July 5 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 Artists Sketching Live during the July 5 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 USA” 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
FreshCube, 400 E. Walnut, Ste. B100, located just below The Aviary Cafe, continues its show with Featured Artist Judah Fansler. Judah is a surrealistic artist and graphic designer who lives near Branson. His mixed media and digital works express the human experience through fantasy-inspired worlds and characters. Judah owns and operates a full-service graphic design studio, Judah Creative Studio. Judah’s artwork, illustration and designs often go hand in hand. (417) 501-4801
Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, is proud to announce its July Featured Artists Marian Chamberlain and Carl Rauh. Marian Chamberlain finds great satisfaction in a challenging creative process. She is currently working in pastels and etching. She enjoys the simplicity of drawing, and finds that these mediums give her the opportunity to further develop those skills. She is enamored of the technical process that goes into creating her art, and aspires to capture and present a particular moment to the guest. Her pieces have an exquisite balance of detail and softness and instantly invite the viewer to get closer and experience the skill and talent of the artist. Originally from California, Carl Rauh moved to rural Urbana, Mo., in 1980. Rauh is currently working in wood, stone, and various metals. The majority of his pieces are from reclaimed or recycled wood. He cuts standing dead and salvage wood that was destined to rot away or be turned to ash in someone’s brush pile. It is his way of giving back and of having a remembrance of what was taken from nature. He tries to find pieces that have character and then enhances the natural beauty that lies within it. He crafts 3D sculptures, interlocking pieces made from one piece of wood, walking sticks/staffs, wands, bowls, and charms. All of his pieces encourage a hands-on policy. He likes the feel of the wood and thinks others should enjoy it as well. Meet both artists during the Art Walk opening reception! (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk
Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents two shows in July: Three Artists, 99 Bottles by Cindy Pedigo, Margeaux Loeb and Chelsea Nunn, and Rust and Fruit by Jeffrey Allen Price. In Three Artists, 99 Bottles, a trio of artists converge to create “Bottle Art” through painting and mixed media. They have converted bottles to beautiful artful vessels and will create a bottle tree and installation. Proceeds of sales will go to their specific charities, among them Margareaux Loeb’s foundation for educational scholarships in Tanzania., the Kyela Student Foundation. With Rust and Fruit, New York-based artist and Springfield native Jeffrey Allen Price will show works from a few of his ongoing series “Produce,” “Rust-O-Grams” and “Sponge Maps.” Included are small colorful collage/renderings of fruits and vegetables drawn from life. Other works in the show include “Mandala (ONE)” and “Tablet V” monoprints made with corrosive elements on paper. The newest work in the exhibition is a county map of Missouri made from used sponges. (417) 865-7055 Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
The History Museum on the Square, 155 Park Central Square, presents Woodruff’s Dream: The Mother Road Through Springfield, The Route 66 Exhibit. This fantastic historical exhibit runs through Sept. 14. Free admission to first-floor exhibits during Art Walk! (417) 832-1200
IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, invites you to the Contemporary Art Street Jam on Mill Street at Boonville, 5 p.m.-midnight Art Walk night and noon to midnight Saturday July 6. The event features live music by local indie bands, Live Art street mural painting, Springfield Art Museum’s contemporary art topics, fire hula hoops, MSU Clayworks raku firings, Paper Airplanes Zine Library demonstrations and making Weathergrams. Also enjoy all ages Bubble Art Paintings and Tin Can Robot sculpture!
Mostly Serious, 315 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents An Art Show To Be Announced. An interactive design studio, Mostly Serious offers branding and marketing as well as the latest breakthroughs for interactive design, development and SEO-ready writing. Their experienced team has the expertise to deliver projects with the staying power to meet their clients’ immediate goals and long-term goals as their businesses continue to expand and evolve. (417) 501-6552
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, Will Be Closed for the July 5 Art Walk due to summer break. (417) 829-5092 Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays
MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, Will Be Closed for the July 5 Art Walk (417) 836-3733
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., Will Be Closed for the July 5 Art Walk to summer break. (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 Music and Live Art. Plus enjoy Nomad’s 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 Americana for the July 5 First Friday Art Walk. “Americana” refers to artifacts related to the history, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States. Many kinds of material fall within the definition of Americana: paintings, prints, drawings, license plates, household objects, flags, plaques and statues. You are invited to discover a selection of Americana, as created by the hands of local artists. Come and reflect while enjoying a slice of American pie. (417) 616-6488
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, Will Be Closed for the July 5 Art Walk due to summer break. (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, presents art by two local artists: If Hip Hop Should Die Tomorrow by Lynley Farris and Curios paintings by Joey Borovicka. Enjoy music by Mason Mercer. (417) 831-1342 Open 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat
Qdoba Mexican Grill, 401 S. Kimbrough, makes its Art Walk debut with Photographer Linda S. Teeter and her show Urban Art. Urban Art features photos of graffiti-sprayed, artful and colorful expressions left by often unknown artists to artist wannabes. Whether they were being playful or mischievous … destructive vandals or showing inspired communications … whether they were trying to show the gang’s colors or express anger, love, misguided celebrations … whatever; it is creative vernacular that has taken over the early 1940 construction in the West Bottoms area of KC MO, as well as many urban street corners in New Orleans, and some in Joplin to St. Louis, and abandoned storefronts of Chicago’s Pilsen area. Architecture left standing alone and neglected often is reborn with new meaning through the creations of these gypsy artists that come at the crack of dawn to leave their mark that might wash off with the first rain or remain for eternity. Focused on their mission, hurriedly but with often great detail to simple scatterings. The images are shared here with you to draw your own conclusions. Is it vandalism? Or is it ART? (417) 866-1399
Randy Bacon Photography Studio and Art Gallery, 600 W. College St., Will Be Closed for the July 5 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, 429 N Boonville, presents Featured Artist T.D. Scott. “My work reveals a passionate exploration of primitive cultures and the interpretive documentation of my artistic journey. Organic forms, colors and textures define my style and ground my expression.” – T.D. Scott (417) 368-6966
Rogers & Baldwin Historic Venue, 314 S. Patton, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Local Artist Thomas Primm showing his collection, Twenty Years: Paintings & Drawings. Rogers & Baldwin Historic venue is a center for parties, receptions, events and activities, plus occasional Art Walk art displays. (417) 365-1915
RSVPaint, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, a proud Art Walk sponsor, will be open to the public from 6 to10 p.m., while local artist John Coleman teaches a two-hour BYOB painting class featuring his painting, Tree Silhouette, from 6:45-9pm. Stop by to see what RSVPaint has to offer. If you’d like to take the class, RSVP at Come paint with us! (417) 569-4492
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Art by Gavyn Sky, John Payne and Robin Coulter Crabb. Enjoy gorgeous local artwork in the Brewing Company’s 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., 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 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, is open to the public during First Friday Art Walk! The recently renovated Calaboose was built in 1891 and used until the 1940s. The museum offers displays of uniforms, badges, equipment and weapons from the proud history of the Springfield Police Department. The Calaboose (a term for a local jail) is the oldest existing structure owned by the City of Springfield. It was rescued from deterioration caused by age, weather, and lack of ongoing maintenance. This federally recognized historical restoration returns the structure to use as a police substation and includes the police museum on the first floor. Information gathered from research in the City archives was used to assure historic accuracy in the restorative design. Whenever available, original materials were used and reconstruction components were consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation Projects. In addition, the State of Missouri Historical Preservation Program was involved throughout the entire project to ensure a high standard of restoration and quality of workmanship. Their involvement, along with great attention to detail, enabled this structure to return to prominence in the community. For more information on Springfield law enforcement history, visit
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
Studio 417, 444 W. McDaniel, debuts on the Art Walk with Editorial Photography by Christian Gideon, a series of portraits with hair and make up by the Studio 417 Artists. Studio 417 is a group of passionate, hard-working individuals who are serious about their work, but not about themselves. We are artists who perform beautiful hair and make up services Monday through Saturday. Although internal beauty is the most important feature, we are dedicated to making you look good on the outside as well! We appreciate all types of art and are energized by beauty. Come see what inspires us! (417) 866-6455 Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat
TAG Media, 334 E. Walnut, invites you to its monthly Magazine Release Party! Check out a new artist painting part of a wall in TAG’s office. Also, pick up a copy of TAG’s monthly magazine that supports the local entertainment scene — including visual artists. (417) 501-8605
University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, welcomes Featured Artists John Payne, Brian Mooney, Gavyn Sky, Andrea Ehrhardt and Judah Fansler in July! (417) 864-7333


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