Fall into art at 29 participating venues during Oct. 4 Art Walk

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Art Walk brings you an autumn harvest of great art, live music, artist receptions, hands-on art opportunities and much, much more, 6-10 p.m. Friday Oct. 4 in 30 participating venues. View and print the October 2013 Art Walk Map with Show Descriptions to plan your custom First Friday experience. Don’t miss the debut of NEW member Arts & Letters at 214 S. Campbell featuring Artist Tom Parker and music by The Ozark Sheiks, the 11th Annual Springfield Hot Glass Pumpkin Party including live demonstrations and giveaways, the annual Pure Enjoyment show and reception at The Creamery Arts Center, plus the Grand Reopening of RSVPaint in its fantastic new space at 440 S. Campbell with Featured Artists Maneesh Anand, live music, giveaways, an ale tasting with White River Brewing Co. and much more. Oh, and did we mention the 4th annual Springfield Jazz Festival on the Square?!


October highlights include:


  • Art Inspired welcomes Photographer Gretchen Miekley and her blockbuster show, I Am More Than …


  • Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, joins Art Walk as a new member in October with the inimitable Tom Parker and live music by The Ozark Sheiks


  • Enjoy a gala art reception for Pure Enjoyment at The Creamery Arts Center, a juried show featuring around 80 pieces of juried artwork from the Rolla area


  • Drury’s Pool Art Center Gallery’s new exhibit, The Force of Nature, is a collection of works by artists Julie Blackmon, Christine Baeumler, Iwona Duszek, Janice Hyde, Todd Lowery and Jacqueline Warren


  • Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artists Alicia Farris and Linda Passeri


  • Good Girl Art Gallery presents Mythos Awakened by Samantha Bean and VISCERA: Premature Death of a Pernicious Decade by Shawn Clark


  • IdeaXfactory does it again with a unique art installation featuring 50 tiny hand-knit sweaters, plus Cathy Russell’s eXperimental studio installation and the Harmonic Wall


  • RSVPaint presents a Grand Re-Opening event with prizes and drawings; open studio for walk-in painters; art by Maneesh Anand; live music; a beer tasting and more


  • Springfield Hot Glass Studio invites you to its 11th Annual Pumpkin Party! You might even win a Hot Glass gourd or pumpkin to take home


  • Springfield Pottery presents Artist-in-Residence Hannah Gerlt


  • Artist Sharon Warren, an Art Walk favorite, returns to the Walk with artists Gavyn Sky and John Payne at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

October 2013 Gallery Guide

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, is proud to exhibit the photography of Artist Gretchen Miekley in her fantastic show titled “I am more than…” (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, makes its Art Walk debut with an exhibition by the infamous and talented Tom Parker and a musical performance by The Ozark Sheiks. Experience this arrangement of drawings from Parker which spans many years and several themes. One of which he describes as follows:

TWENTY HOODED DRUMMERS and Clearly Remembering Last Night

Finally all the sentient witnesses to an event die and we are left with a collection of ruined junk that essentially lacks any capacity to tell a “true” tale. The truth being subjective at best becomes bloodless and irrelevant as it recedes into the past unless it is edited and revivified occasionally by the poet. I have tried to do just that with the hilltop ruins of the Marquis de Sade’s chateau in Lacoste, France. Six months of my life spent just outside the wall of the garden, where his victims napped, allowed ample opportunity for creative conjecture. The fantasy that those ruins evoked was compelling, mostly fictional, and more about myself than the Marquis. For example, the looting, burning and destruction of the chateau during the revolution by the people of the town became a source of major fascination. I tried to imagine the current gentrified population doing the deed – without success. Particularly ripe for speculation was the story told by eye witnesses to the revolutionary mob, of a drunken parade as the chateau blazed, carrying the town prostitute triumphantly down to the lower village in a giant easy chair pillaged from de Sade’s living room. What emerged was a story, which would satisfy no historian, but captured my artist’s fancy. I clearly saw the face of that woman of the night as she rode by in that chair, on her night, to the cadence of twenty hooded drummers.

In the morning light, the architectural details that are left, tell just about any tale you want them to tell.


This group of drawings (1997) depicts the chateau’s destruction in 1793. My subjective inquiry into the matter suggested that a Brazilian carnival marching band, hired to play at a village fete, did the deed. I heard it all! (417) 830-8186 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, is proud to host the 6th annual Pure Enjoyment exhibition and reception. Sponsored by Brewer Science Inc. of Rolla, along with Springfield Regional Arts Council and Arts Rolla, this delightfully eclectic show features approximately 80 pieces of original juried artwork from the Rolla area. Springfield artist Denene Taliaferro served as the exhibit’s juror. “Our customers sometimes ask why Brewer Science, a global technology company, would have a passion to promote original artwork,” says Dr. Terry Brewer, founder and CEO of Brewer Science, Inc. “We believe the creativity in art and the creativity in scientific and technological innovations are closely related. Supporting opportunities in our community that stimulate originality, creativity, and diversity is part of Brewer Science’s mission. Cultural events such as those provided through the arts enrich communities and create opportunities for economic and personal growth.” Selected artwork will be on display through Friday, Oct. 25, at The Creamery. www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents Oils by Karolyn Farrell and Digital Art by Deanna & Robert Henion for the Oct. 4 Art Walk. DB Design also offers a unique collection of original pottery by John Ehlers and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., proudly presents The Force of Nature, debuting with the Oct. 4 Art Walk. Nature is the most powerful force known to mankind. The artists in this exhibition all use of nature as inspiration and as a point of departure into many media. Motion, light, sound, texture and odor all create mood, nostalgia, memory… Earth is our domain. We all cherish it and have been charged to be its keeper. Enjoy art by Julie Blackmon, Christine Baeumler, Iwona Duszek, Janice Hyde, Todd Lowery and Jacqueline Warren (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 Evangel Student Artwork for the Oct. 4 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 Oct. 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 USA” 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 October Featured Artists Alicia Farris and Linda Passeri. Alicia Farris is an expert with color. Her subject matter ranges from the beauty of nature to the intricate detail of the human form. Regardless of what Farris is painting, the results are stunning. She has a way with brush strokes and blended hues that invites the viewer to step closer to examine the details and, at the same time, the softness of her woven colors. Viewing her work is like stepping in to another place as seen in her piece, “Patio Seating.” Farris says that art provides the opportunity to capture and share the spirit and personality of a subject, whether animate or not. She likes to isolate what seems common and recreate it in a different light, all the while creating a source of emotion and cause for reflection in the viewer. “The flavors of people that I encounter in day-to-day life definitely inspire my work. Even if it’s for trying to just capture a mood, I’ve usually got one hand on my camera when I’m in a crowd. I try to recreate not just images, but mood, light and colors that capture my imagination. Of course, I am also lucky to have the beauty of the Ozarks as subject matter, any time I wish!” says Farris. 100% of Alicia’s proceeds while she is featured artist at Fresh during the month of October will be donated to the Paul G. Nahon III Athletic Scholarship Fund, c/o Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Fresh Artist Linda Passeri has been a professional artist her entire adult life, beginning her career as a graphic artist. She creates because she feels that she has to and has compiled a mental list of the things that she wants to learn and achieve. For Passeri, creating is the process of eliminating items and projects that are on that list. Linda is currently working primarily as a sculptor, creating smiling kitties, steam punk mushrooms, and garden accessories for fairies, as well as other items. While clay is her main medium, she incorporates other media and found objects. Passeri’s work is inventive and intricate. It is an adventure to take a closer look at her pieces and see all of the little parts that make the incredible whole. Passeri has also been extremely involved in the Moon City project, working to create an Artist Community in North Springfield and is currently Special Events Chair at Fresh Gallery. She has had her work juried into numerous events such as Art in the Park, Wickman’s Fall Festival and Cider Days. She is also currently showing at Springfield Botanical Center. www.freshgallery.org (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 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 October: Mythos Awakened by Samantha Bean and VISCERA: Premature Death of a Pernicious Decade by Shawn Clark. Bean holds a BFA in studio art and a minor in art history from Missouri State University and has studied in Italy. It was on a trip to Venice that she became fascinated with the concept of mask making. “Masks attract me because of their ability to be more. More than just an artwork you look at, but something you interact with. By wearing a mask you join with the image, the creature, the idea. You become more than yourself. And, the mask becomes more than the original design. It changes depending on how the wearer decides to embody my idea as well as themselves. This combination of design and performance to create new, living art is why I find masks, and their potential, so intriguing,” she says. “This series of masks focuses on mythological gods, goddesses, and creatures. In myths, I see the world around us imbued with greater meaning and greater depth. Through myths we become more. And, just as a person can bring art to life through interaction, we can bring myths to life through art.” Clark, a lifelong artist, presents a show of mixed media sculpture and paintings that reflect his intrigue with deviant aspects of human life. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
The History Museum on the Square, 155 Park Central Square, is proud to announce that, based on public demand, it will continue Woodruff’s Dream: The Mother Road Through Springfield, The Route 66 Exhibit through Feb. 2! Free admission to first-floor exhibits during Art Walk! (417) 832-1200 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org
IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, welcomes a New Art Installation featuring 50 tiny hand-knit sweaters for the Oct. 4 Art Walk. IdeaXFactory also continue its display of Artist Cathy Russell’s eXperimental studio installation. The Harmonic Wall neon installation will be open for sound experiments using the Sonic Paintbrush and PhosXphon light, sound and motion board.. http://ideaxfactory.com
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, is featuring two art shows: FUNCTIONS by Haley Bates, Sun Kim and Myra Mimlitsch in the East Gallery and Bobby Ross: Drawing and Other Contradictions in the West Gallery. If you missed these shows during Brick City’s gala opening last month, be sure to catch them this First Friday! (417) 829-5092 http://art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays
MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, puts its focus on South Korea in October. Meet students from South Korea and experience their culture. (417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents A Show To Be Announced for Art Walk, featuring an artist’s reception 6-10 p.m. Oct. 4. (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, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Live Music by Nate Frederick, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 4. 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 Artist Jared Gillett in October. “It is up to the painter to give alchemy meaning. It has its truths, its records of serious, sustained attempts to carry out meaning. There is something between the image, the medium, and expression. That relationship is more than a record of history, more than a play between alchemy and paint. The relationship is the discovery and joy of creating the new and learning how to express it to find something new that will supply extra meaning in life. The why’s, the why not’s, the color, the shade, the value, the size, the meaning, the stroke, the matter, the image, the means, the skill and their relationships to each other make up what I look for in each and every work. This is what I look to express in every painting; sticking emotions in every brush stroke.” Jared Gillett (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents the First Friday Art Walk 12th Anniversary Art Contest Exhibition. Enjoy this juried show of original art and VOTE for your favorite. Visitors to the exhibit during the Oct. 4 Art Walk will choose the winner of the People’s Choice Award, which includes a $100 cash prize. (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 art lovers to start their First Friday Art Walk with a. 6 p.m. Art Talk: Women in Pants and the Topsy-Turvy: Gender Inversion in the German Renaissance, presented by Rachel Johnson. At 7 p.m., enjoy Music by Scott Aycock. On display, see Our Shared Story: An Effort to Frame Child Abuse, presented by Leadership Springfield and the Child Advocacy Center. (417) 831-1342 www.facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary 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, presents Featured Artist Justin Gault in October. Gault says he likes to bring people together, and show them what life is all about, through art. Justin’s art experiences and expertise include painting, sculpture, found-object art, video, graphic design, writing and more. (417) 866-1399 www.goodwillandguacamole.com
Randy Bacon Photography Studio and Art Gallery, 600 W. College St., presents Acrylic Paintings by Bethany Entzian plus An Evening of Live Music. Bethany Entzian grew up in Nanchang, China. When she moved to the U.S., Grand Junction, Colo., was home. When she I graduated from high school, Entzian attended Evangel University. She was an art major for 2 1/2 years before she decided to leave Evangel. Entzian traveled the world and lived in Sudan and China before moving to Springfield. “Even though I am more inspired by what some think to be ugly, I believe there is beauty in everyone and everything. I love using drips and splatter in my pieces and I primarily work with black and white, all acrylic. There are scriptures that go with each piece.”(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, 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 www.reveladvertising.com
RSVPaint, 440 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to celebrate their Grand Re-Opening. Now under new ownership, RSVPaint has moved two doors south to 440 S Campbell. This new location provides increased space, which has led to the addition of more activities, events and classes; as well as more artists! The evening’s activities will include prizes and drawings, and open studio for walk-in painters. The extremely talented local artist Maneesh Anand will be showcased in RSVPaint’s two galleries. Not’cho Ordinary Taco food truck will be on hand in the parking lot with plenty of great tasting farm fresh food. And Kayleigh Rose, winner of the 2012 Springfield’s Got Talent will be showcasing her amazing singing abilities. To round out the evening, local brewery, White River Brewing Co will present some of their finest ales for tasting. We look forward to seeing all of you in our new studio. So come Relax, Sip, Visit and Paint with us! See RSVPaint’s class schedule at www.RSVPaint.com Classes fill up quickly, so be sure to book your spot! (417) 413-4331.
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Art by John Payne. 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 www.springfieldbrewingco.com
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to its 11th annual Springfield Hot Glass Pumpkin Party! We’ll be making pumpkins and gourds all evening and will hold drawings for pumpkins/gourds to be given away during the 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 www.springfieldhotglass.com 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. You’ve heard of the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping in 1932, but have you ever heard of the Baby Lloyd Keet Kidnapping and Murder — a story that made national headlines from Springfield, Mo., in 1918? The historic display covers a wide variety of fascinating crimes, lawmen and relics of law enforcement past. Visitors will be chilled by the sight of the last hangman’s rope and the black hood worn by the last condemned criminal to die by hanging in 1935. The Calaboose is a stop well worth your time – drop in on First Friday! For more information on Springfield law enforcement history, visit www.springfieldmo.gov/spd/AboutUs/history.html
Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., presents Artist-in-Residence Hannah Gerlt, whose playful ceramic work focuses on imaginary creatures on a miniature scale. The work will be displayed at Springfield Pottery through the month of October. 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. www.springfieldpottery.com (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-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 http://tagsgf.com
University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, welcomes Featured Artists Sharon Warren, Gavyn Sky and John Payne in October! (417) 864-7333 www.upspringfield.com
Wesley Downtown, 413 E. Walnut, Art Walk’s newest member, invites you to enjoy A Variety of Art in October. Also, experience the inspiring art of the church’s glorious stained glass windows, alive and aglow in Art Walk’s sunset hours! (417) 350-9806

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