Brisk fall weather, fabulous fall art mark Nov. 1 First Friday Art Walk

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Fall is well and truly under way in November with the glowing color, brilliant blue skies and frosty mornings that make this the Ozarks’ most beautiful season. Let First Friday Art Walk warm your heart with a fantastic array of art in every medium, plus live music, art demonstrations, hands-on activities and more in 28 participating venues, 6-10 p.m. Nov. 1!

View and Print the November 2013 First Friday Art Walk Map with show descriptions to plan your route; View the November 2013 First Friday Art Walk Newsletter for the latest details.
November highlights include:

Arts & Letters presents an opening reception for Ellen Neville: Recent Works plus live performance by The Violet Lockets

The Creamery has issued a call for artists for Paper, Prints, Books and Zines by Hand, debuting Nov. 1

Drury’s Pool Art Center Gallery presents A Thousand Words by Artist Len Davis

Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artist Dianne Baum in November

Good Girl Art Gallery features Jenna E. Garrett’s The Public Profile of an American Girl and Sarah Blinkhorn’s HIRSUTE

• IdeaXfactory welcomes Sarah Greenbaum’s performance installation #Everybody All The Time plus preview Art of Space’s Weaving Space

• MSU’s galleries offer a fascinating range of art and culture in November: Enjoy Across the Divide: Chinese American Artists at MSU Brick City, experience Mexico and Day of the Dead traditions at MSU Center of International Programs and see MSU Art+Design Foundations Program Student Exhibition at MSU Student Exhibition Center.

• Join Nomad for Live Music by Kayleigh Rose and the MSU NAEA Art Auction.

Obelisk Home welcomes The Art of Paula Jones

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz presents Elizabeth Moreland’s Notes and Songs: One Artist’s Portrait of the Music World

Park Central Branch Library features an Art Talk by Shon Cele Rainey: The Woman in the Mirror: The Mirror in Contemporary Photography, plus Music by Bill & Kate Isles and Mixed Media Art by Debbie Madden

Qdoba Mexican Grill welcomes Featured Artist Brian Condon

Randy Bacon Photography Studio and Art Gallery presents Across El Salvador: Portraits by Randy Bacon, plus Mixed Media/Digital Works by Judah Fansler and music by The Family Reunion and Nick Crider

Springfield Hot Glass Studio crafts Glass Snowmen for the holidays

November 2013 Gallery Guide

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, is proud to exhibit Know Me For My Abilities, featuring feature paintings completed by people with disabilities. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat

Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, invites you to enjoy the opening reception for Ellen Neville: Recent Work during the Nov. 1 First Friday Art Walk. We are delighted to be showcasing this talented, young artist! Also, enjoy The Violet Lockets, performing live during the reception. “These works are an exploration of pattern and design in weaving and embroidery. I used the traditional Japanese embroidery technique Sashiko as my medium for drawing and stitching the patterns because it is noted for its polished simplicity and thoughtful design. Weaving is an incredibly complicated and time consuming art that requires much planning, sketching, drafting, and math. Simplifying the design of these weavings and expressing them with this technique allowed me to see the composition in its most sincere form. The patterns in these weavings are made from mixing the order of pedaling on the loom, which is what I am referencing in the use of handkerchiefs as my canvas.” – Ellen Neville. Ellen is a Springfield native and 2013 Drury University graduate who has also studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (417) 830-8186

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, has issued a Call for Artists for its latest show, Paper, Prints, Books and Zines by Hand, on display at The Creamery Nov. 1-29. Entries must be delivered to The Creamery between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday Oct. 25 or Monday Oct. 28, 2013. Entries may include all print forms produced by hand, including manual press work, artist books, book art, zines and handmade paper. Acceptable entries may range from traditional to experimental and from small-scale to large-scale. Participants may submit as many pieces as they like for review and potential selection. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and will be required to complete an entry form for each work submitted that includes the name of the artist, title of the work, medium(s), dimensions and price. SRAC will retain a 25% commission on works sold. For more information, contact Stephanie Cramer, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, 417-862-2787(ARTS) or by e-mail at You can also visit 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 Nov. 1 Art Walk, but be sure to join them later this month, and in December, for a show by Springfield’s own Stevia Bonebrake. 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 A Thousand Words by Artist Len Davis in November. A Thousand Words is an exhibition that explores figurative & literal meaning in 8-by-5-inch collages incorporated with drawings of faces. Executed on newsprint, pages from books and novels, and filled with text and recognizable text-filled materials and objects, these collages embed the message that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Len Davis currently lives and works in Los Angeles, Calif. (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 Student Artwork for the Nov. 1 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 Nov. 1 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. Sadly, this will be Farmers’ last show as an Art Walk member as they are moving out of the Downtown area. We wish them all the best in their new location! (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 Featured Artist Dianne Baum. An artist of unique ability, Dianne’s creations are colorful and whimsical. Her works range from watercolor paintings to found objects creatively assembled, and in most cases, she adds words and quotes that are meaningful to her. After leaving her “paid” job, she began fulfilling her childhood dream of being a full-time artist and has yet to put down her paintbrushes. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve created,” she says. “Even as a child I didn’t play with paper dolls, I created them. After repeatedly being told art was not a job, I chose teaching English and later became a high school librarian. However, my longing for creativity was reflected in everything I did – bulletin boards, dance decorations, theme workshops and even unofficial photographer for the local newspaper. Outside my job, I created greeting cards, weddings, parties, tablescapes, costumes and clothes.” Baum’s work has been exhibited at Waverly House in Springfield, Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin and Longwell Museum in Neosho, just to name a few. In addition to exhibiting, she has been awarded the Mixed Media Merit Award for the Thomas Hart Benton Exhibit and Competition in Neosho, as well as Best of Shows and 1st Place awards in local photography competitions. Meet Dianne and experience her work in person during the Nov. 1 Art Walk. (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 November: Jenna E. Garrett’s The Public Profile of an American Girl and Sarah Blinkhorn’s HIRSUTE. The Public Profile of an American Girl is a collection of photographic similarities among young women whose image restrictions were labeled “public” i.e. “free use to the consumer” as dictated in the bylaws of Facebook’s Privacy Policy. The selection shown is out of thousands discovered. This series is part of the larger Public Profile Project, an ongoing exploration of the invisible subcultures, identities, and lifestyles thriving solely on the Internet. With Hirsute, in theme with the cultural phenomenon of “No Shave November,” Sarah Blinkhorn celebrates the art and wizardry of all things facial hair in this collection of works on paper. (417) 865-7055 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

IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, welcomes Missouri State University BFA dance major Sarah Greenbaum as she presents her performance installation #Everybody All The Time during the Nov. 1 Art Walk. Collaborating with Alec Brown, Jaime Daniels, Carmen Hartmann, Gavin Juckette, Drew Mittman, Kahrya Vaughn and Dara Vint, #EverybodyAllTheTime “explores the experience of living simultaneously online and in the real world,” Sarah says. “We live in a hyper-digital age that requires us to create various online profiles through which we present information about ourselves to masses of people in order to keep up academically, socially, and professionally. We edit and polish the information we share. We interact with others online as mediated versions of ourselves. In this work, I juxtapose the performers’ flesh-and-bone, real-life selves with the polished personas they create for themselves on the Internet. The work has two goals: first, to acknowledge that the way people portray themselves on the Internet is integral to the person they are in real life (and to how other people see them). Second, the work strives to assert the importance of real-life connections between individuals as opposed to online social networking, since there are benefits to forming meaningful, real-life kinship which cannot be replicated through or replaced by Internet interaction. Walk around. Explore. Take pictures. Talk to each other. Stand close to a performer, or watch several from further away. Enjoy, question, reflect.” Between performances, Art of Space’s Weaving Space workshop experiments will be on exhibit. These studio constructions use thin wood slats to create nest-like enclosures and are a sneak preview of their larger installation, upcoming in December. The interactive neon installation Harmonic Wall by Russ RuBert will also be on exhibit between performances.

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents Across the Divide: Chinese American Artists for the Nov. 1 Art Walk. Debuting Oct. 25 and running through Nov. 20, this show features 19 artists in various media. All were born in Asia and are of Chinese ethnicity, and all are professors in U.S. universities. (417) 829-5092 Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays

MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, invites you to experience the culture of Mexico and traditions regarding the Day of the Dead – Dia de los Muertos. (417) 836-3733

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents MSU Art+Design Foundations Program Student Exhibition. Enjoy the opening reception during the Nov. 1 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, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy Live Music by Kayleigh Rose, a 15-year-old musical sensation who will perform current hits and original works, and an Art Auction benefiting the MSU chapter of the National Art Education Association. 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 The Art of Paula Jones in November. “The study I did with an incredibly intuitive, talented artist was when I finally figured out WHY I painted. First question she asked me was, ‘Why? Why do you paint?’ I was stumped, and then started making up bogus answers that sounded good. Or so I thought. She saw right through the fog and indecision. ‘Paula, why do you paint?’ It was then I settled into listening to my internal voice about the actual why. ‘I paint, because I never allowed myself the time to PLAY!’ It was a total surprise to me. Was that true? Had I never allowed myself to actually PLAY? … And so began the unfolding of me, my internal knowing, that I am here to play – to teach others to play and to LOVE what they are doing. My paintings unfold and develop intuitively. I converse with the canvas, sometimes starting with an intention, or sometimes just allowing and knowing that this process works best for me. I paint a layer, and then glaze – layer after layer – allowing the layers to build upon themselves creating the depth and richness in the paintings that I love. I find that even the ‘mistakes’ frequently become an intrinsic part of the painting, and I instinctively know that this is much as our lives are. Our ‘mistakes’ or learning experiences as I prefer to call them, are layered with time and other experiences, creating the fine masterpieces that we are today. Play – so important – and yet we forget about it as we get older. That is one of the main reasons for this show … to teach and show what play can look like on canvas. We tend to think that we need to just “work at a job”, and not enjoy our lives… One thing that I have realized that I bring to the table is my courage to step into who I am and bring hope into the world, by utilizing the gift that I have been given …” – Paula Jones (417) 616-6488

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents Elizabeth Moreland’s Notes and Songs: One Artist’s Portrait of the Music World. Join OTC Fine Art Gallery Nov. 1 for the opening reception. Elizabeth will have approximately 20 canvases of all sizes from the very small to the very large. Painted in oil, they tell the story of music as seen through the eyes of an artist. They are as varied as the musicians she knows. They cover the realms of the imaginative, to the natural, to the romantic. Elizabeth, who is from St. Louis, has been painting for over 20 years. Her work is deeply influenced by her early childhood exposure to nature. Spending time in the woods and fields near her rural home and in the sunshine, often barefoot, helped her forge a deep connection to the natural world. For a time, she majored in math at Washington University in St. Louis, but in 2011 she made a decision of the heart, and decided to commit herself to creating art full-time. Since then, she has obsessively pursued her dream of making visions come alive on canvas. Elizabeth met singer-songwriter Kevin Renick in October 2010. Some months afterward, they fell in love and decided to make a life together, dramatically changing Elizabeth’s direction and aesthetic. For an entire year, they “lived on the road” traveling from city to city, performing from one stage to the next. Kevin had his guitar, Elizabeth her paintbrush. Elizabeth was thrown into the communal world of musicians, with their gigs, their instruments, and their passionate, diverse songs and styles. This exhibition will feature paintings of some of her musician friends, as well as a few more famous figures from the world of music at large. The influence of the natural world on the artist can be seen in several of her larger pieces. (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: Shon Cele Rainey presents The Woman in the Mirror: The Mirror in Contemporary Photography. At 7 p.m., enjoy Music by Bill & Kate Isles. On display throughout the evening is Mixed Media Art by Debbie Madden. (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, presents Featured Artist Brian Condon in November. An award-winning artist who has also been featured by 417 Magazine, Brian says, “My work is an expression of our relationship with nature and mankind’s continuing struggle with inequality. A fusion of three dimensional elements and expressive color are hallmarks of my designs. My goal is to achieve a meaningful result in an understandable way. (417) 866-1399

Randy Bacon Photography Studio and Art Gallery, 600 W. College St., presents Across El Salvador: Portraits by Randy Bacon, plus Mixed Media/Digital Works by Judah Fansler and an 8 p.m. Gallery Sounds Concert by The Family Reunion and Singer/Songwriter Nick Crider, all during the Nov. 1 First Friday Art Walk. Photographer/Cinematographer Randy Bacon, known for both his local and international work, will exhibit stunning photos from his travels to El Salvador. Judah Fansler, a neo-surrealistic artist and graphic designer who lives near Branson, creates mixed media and digital works that express the human experience through fantasy-inspired worlds and characters. Fansler owns and operates a full service graphic design studio, Judah Creative. His art work, illustration and designs often go hand in hand. Fansler’s mediums are screen printing, lithography, etching, dry point, wood cut, graphite, pen and ink, ink pens, colored markers and digital manipulation. For more, see (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 A Show to Be Announced for the Nov. 1 Art Walk. (417) 368-6966

RSVPaint, 440 S. Campbell Ave., says summer is gone, but ART is still hot at RSVPaint with hands-on art, live music, original sculpture and a beer tasting! For November’s First Friday Art Walk we host our normal Open Paint Studio, where you are welcome to come in and paint what you wish. Back by popular demand, Not’cho Ordinary Taco truck will be in our parking lot, bringing you the BEST tacos you have ever eaten. After you stuff your bellies with food, come check out our galleries stuffed with unique and original Sculptures by Kaden Myers. He will be displaying functional ceramics, as well as bringing some very interesting sculpture work. We are really excited to have him along! You’ve had a taste, now come back for more. White River Brewing Company will be on hand again serving you the finest Small-Batch Ales Springfield has to offer. And of course, we will have live, local musical talent here to delight the rest of your senses. Please come Relax Sip Visit & Paint with us! See RSVPaint’s class schedule at Classes fill up quickly, so be sure to book your spot! (417) 413-4331.

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Art by Donna Foster, Robin Coulter and 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
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., will be realizing the holiday spirit in gorgeous glass as they spend the evening of Nov. 1 crafting whimsical Glass Snowmen. 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. 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

Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., continues its show with Artist-in-Residence Hannah Gerlt, whose playful ceramic work focuses on imaginary creatures on a miniature scale. 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 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

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, welcomes Featured Artists Sharon Warren, Gavyn Sky and John Payne in November! (417) 864-7333

Wesley Downtown, 413 E. Walnut, Art Walk’s newest member, invites you to enjoy A Variety of Art in November. 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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