Start New Year 2014 on the right foot with Art Walk!

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The year 2013 is behind us, and the adventure that is 2014 awaits! First Friday Art Walk invites you to step up and step out with us on Jan. 3 for art, music, live art demonstrations and New Year’s celebrations, 6-10 p.m. in 18 participating venues. View the January 2014 First Friday Art Walk Newsletter or View and Print the January 2014 Art Walk Map to plan your personal Art Walk experience. Among our smorgasbord of delightful art experiences:

Featured Artist Rob Bernet, plus music by Brett Miller (of Brother Wiley) and Jody Bilyeu (formerly of Big Smith) at Art Inspired

Jeff Broekhoven: Recent Work at Arts & Letters, plus Narcissism: MRO 30 an art exhibit/birthday party in honor of Meganne Rosen O’Neal

Pop Art Remix at The Creamery Arts Center

Woven Lignin/ Pick-up Stick Pavilion at IdeaXFactory

Art + Commerce at Good Girl Art Gallery

Featured Artist Frank Young at Fresh Gallery

Studio 66 Artist Jerry L. Rice at The History Museum on the Square

Art by Carlynn Forst and Photograms by Drury Professors Rebecca Miller and Thomas Russo at Nomad

Artist Daniel Flodin: Color Unleashed at Obelisk Home

Paintings by Susan Neese at Park Central Branch Library

Featured Artist Allan Lee at Qdoba Mexican Grill

The Art of Tom Parker at Revel Advertising

Children’s Art Exhibit and New Year Celebration at RSVPaint

Featured Artists Dee Giles, John Payne and Robin Coulter at Springfield Brewing Company

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations at Springfield Hot Glass

Fine Craft Display at Springfield Pottery

TAG Magazine Release Party and Art Wall at TAG Media

Featured Artists Joey Borovicka, Donna Foster, John Payne and Gavyn Sky at University Plaza


Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, presents January Featured Artist Rob Bernet. See what happens when an artist decides to make a painting a day for a year. Enjoy music by Brett Miller (of Brother Wiley) and Jody Bilyeu (formerly of Big Smith), and participate in the Silent Auction to benefit Art Inspired. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Jeff Broekhoven: Recent Work with an Opening Reception 7-10 p.m. Jan. 3 during First Friday Art Walk. The opening also includes a special exhibition on the salon wall featuring portraits of Arts & Letters co-owner Meganne Rosen O’Neal done by dozens of local artists and exhibited as a collection titled Narcissism: MRO 30. This exhibit is in celebration of MRO’s 30th birthday, which happens to fall on January Art Walk. There will be live musical performances throughout the evening emceed by local musician/artist Houston Hands. Performers include: Nathan Gamel, Ryan Dunn, Ings, Ryan Sala, Deanna White, Danny Maple, Shannon Dey, Sabrina Deets, Jin and an array of other local talent! White River Brewery will be on hand hosting a craft beer tasting. (417) 830-8186
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents Pop Art Remix in January. The late 1950s pop art movement drew heavily upon popular culture and American iconography, and gave rise to artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns. Springfield Regional Arts Council invited artists to put a fresh spin on pop art, taking subject matter from popular culture and current events and using bold images, colors, and media including painting, sculpture, mixed media, graffiti and comic-style art, fiber art, soft sculpture, and wearable art. 417-862-2787(ARTS) 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. 3 Art Walk due to Winter Break. (417) 864-4343
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., Will Be Closed for the Jan. 3 Art Walk due to Winter 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, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 3 Art Walk due to Winter Break. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat
Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artist Frank Young, winner of Fresh Gallery’s annual Juried Competition, for the Jan. 3 Art Walk. “Painting for me has always been about asking questions, whether in the studio or painting en Plein aire,” Frank says. “Is a color or value receding or advancing enough? Does it make sense spatially when it’s being viewed? Is the drawing accurate? I draw and re-draw a lot on paintings and drawings. It makes sense that if I correct one aspect, it will change something else, so I change often. For my figurative paintings, I use a camera to stop the action. I prefer figures to be a little off balance between controlled and uncontrolled; I think it makes figurative work more interesting to look at.” Frank’s work will be featured at Fresh throughout the month of January. Meet the artist during 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 Art + Commerce by Artist Abi Post. Art + Commerce is a retrospective of surface and textile art for fashion, home decor, and illustration. “Art has been a lifelong companion to me. As a child, I drew on the floor while my mother worked as a seamstress creating wedding dresses from our home. She shared with me a love of fabric and design while teaching me the names for different fabrics. This experience spurred my interest in fashion from a young age,” says Abi Post. “My work is inspired by nature, street art, fashion, comic books and dreams.” (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 present Featured Artist Jerry L. Rice for the Jan. 3 First Friday Art Walk. Visit with the History Museum’s guest artist from 6-8 pm and enjoy free access to the first floor of Woodruff’s Dream: The Mother Road Through Springfield, The Route 66 Exhibit from 6-10 pm. Studio 66 is the artwork of Missouri artist Jerry Lee Rice. Well-known for his images of yesteryear, Greene County and the surrounding area, Rice carefully captures the charm of old classic Route 66 locations. He transports us back to a simpler time by honoring the people and the history of the community with his historical detail and fine technique. He enjoys using oil, watercolor, pastel, pencil and charcoal mediums. His collections include historical Route 66 prints, giclées, portraits, commission work and other fine art. All of his prints are limited edition, hand signed & numbered prints and are on archival paper. The History Museum is proud to announce it has recently acquired Rice’s original oil painting, Downtown, for its future Route 66 gallery! (417) 832-1200
IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, is proud to announce that Art of Space returns to with the installation of Woven Lignin/ Pick-up Stick Pavilion for the Jan. 3 First Friday Art Walk. Made entirely of woven wooden slats and coffee stirring sticks held together by friction and the elasticity of the wood, Woven Lignin/ Pick-up Stick Pavilion is the newest participatory installation by Art of Space since the creation of Rhizomatic Grotto at the Springfield Art Museum in August. During January’s First Friday Art Walk, the dramatically lit Pavilion will serve as a social space dedicated to games of jenga blocks and brightly colored pick-up sticks … Sometimes the challenge of taking apart a pile of sticks is almost as fantastic as putting them together in the first place! Whether you enjoy basking in allegory, or the neon rainbow of Russ RuBert’s Harmonic Wall, the IdeaXFactory will brighten your New Year.
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 3 Art Walk due to Winter 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 Jan. 3 Art Walk due to Winter Break. (417) 836-3733
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., Will Be Closed for the Jan. 3 Art Walk due to Winter Break. (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, presents Art by Carlynn Forst and Photograms by Drury Professors Rebecca Miller and Thomas Russo during the Jan. 3 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 559-9695
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Artist Daniel Flodin: Color Unleashed “Color and structural elements have always influenced the way I paint, whether done in layers or a single stroke … color speaks into the very emotions of life.” – Daniel Flodin (417) 616-6488
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 3 Art Walk due to Winter 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, invites art lovers to enjoy Paintings by Susan Neese in January. Also, please note the library’s new hours! (417) 831-1342 Open 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. M-Th and 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. F & Sat Closed Sunday.
Qdoba Mexican Grill, 401 S. Kimbrough, presents Featured Artist Allan Lee, 9th Degree Black Belt in Japanese Goju Ryu Karate and Sumi-e artist. Lee began his studies Martial Arts training with Grandmaster Lou Angel in 1973, and he has spent the last 40 years attempting to master this incredible art. Along the way, in an effort to incorporate a more spiritual and Zen like quality to his studies, Shihan Allan Lee has practiced the art of Japanese Sumi-e, ink on paper. Over the past few years his works have sold on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. Lee also teaches at RSVPaint. (417) 866-1399
Randy Bacon Photography Studio and Art Gallery, 600 W. College St., Will Be Closed for the Jan. 3 Art Walk due to Winter Break. (417) 868-8179 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat    
Revel Advertising, 429 N Boonville, presents The Art of Tom Parker for the Jan. 3 Art Walk. (417) 368-6966
RSVPaint, 440 S. Campbell Ave., celebrates the achievements of the past year, and exciting new plans for 2014! For the month of January, we are extending our Children’s Art Exhibit, since so many were unable to make it due to the bitter cold in December. Meanwhile, 2013 was a great year for RSVPaint! We moved into a new studio, expanded our class and event schedules, and a whole lot more. We’re so excited for this New Year, let’s bring on the Year of the Horse! We’re adding new media classes, including charcoal, water color and others. As well as some very unique specialty painting classes that you won’t want to miss! Stay warm, and come Relax, Sip, Visit and 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 Featured Artists Dee Giles, John Payne and Robin Coulter in January. 417-832-8277
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., plans to show off its Newest Designs; a modern take on the classic apothecary bottles and our silver-lined mirrored vessels. Gabe and Kathy will be demonstrating glassblowing and torch-working 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, 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 Artists Joey Borovicka, Donna Foster, John Payne and Gavyn Sky in January. (417) 864-7333    
Wesley Downtown, 413 E. Walnut, Will Be Closed for the Jan. 3 Art Walk due to Winter Break. (417) 350-9806

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