First Friday Art Walk is for Lovers in February!

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417 Magazine readers name Art Walk 2014 Best Date Night

Love is in bloom with First Friday Art Walk in February! From Hearts for the Arts: I See Red at The Creamery, to Love on the Square: Photos from the Betty Love Collection at the History Museum’s Fox Theatre, to All Things Valentine’s Day at Springfield Hot Glass Studio, enjoy original art, art experiences, live music, literature, international culture and more, 6-10 p.m. in 24 participating venues. View and Print the February 2014 Art Walk Map to plan your route.
Art Walk is also proud and grateful to announce that the readers of 417 Magazine have chosen First Friday Art Walk as 2014 Best Date Night! For the record, WE LOVE YOU, TOO! Also, congrats to Art Walk member RSVPaint, named a 417 Editors Choice for Date Night! Don’t miss RSVPaint’s February show, Artwork by New Covenant Academy.
Come feel the love and embrace the art with our amazing February shows:

Art Inspired Academy debuts with an exhibit of Photography at Art Inspired 
Scott Sauer: Creatures Large & Small at Arts & Letters, with music by Hotel Fiasco and a White River Brewery beer tasting. 
The Art of Stevia Bonebrake at DB Design Salon & Gallery 
Contemporary Indigenous Printmaking at Drury Pool Art Center Gallery 
Annual Silent Auction of Fresh Art at Fresh Gallery 
Gem City and Noel Taylor Costume Illustrations at Good Girl Art Gallery 
Experimental 3-D Imaging at IdeaXFactory 
Partial to Home & Juke Joint: Photographs by Birney Imes at MSU Brick City Gallery 
Taiwan is the February focus at MSU Center of International Programs  
Design & Image 2014 at MSU Student Exhibition Center 
If only for a box of paints by Stephanie Cramer at Obelisk Home 
Shirley Yiping Zhang at OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz 
An Artist Talk, Authors at Art Walk, featuring four local authors, plus Digital Fine Art by Stan Maples at Park Central Library 
Featured Artist Maneesh Anand at Qdoba Mexican Grill 
The Art of Music with The AJ Moore Band and Kyle Lacy at Randy Bacon Studio & Gallery 
The Art of Tom Parker at Revel Advertising 
Artists Ina Crisman and John Payne at Springfield Brewing Company 
Fine Craft Display at Springfield Pottery 
TAG Magazine Release Party and Art Wall at TAG Media 
Joey Borovicka, Donna Foster, John Payne and Gavyn Sky at University Plaza  

February 2014 Gallery Guide

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, is honored to exhibit Photography through our new art program, Art Inspired Academy. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Scott Sauer: Creatures Large & Small in February. The show features original acrylic paintings and multimedia sculptures by Sauer, self-proclaimed Monster Mastermind and Fiend Fabricator! Enjoy the opening 7-10 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk with a fun and festive musical performance by Hotel Fiasco and a craft beer tasting with White River Brewing Company. Artist Statement: “My work explores the relationship between Jungian archetypes and life as performance. With influences as diverse as Rousseau and Frida Kahlo, new insights are created from both traditional and modern narratives. Ever since I was a pre-adolescent I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the universe. What starts out as vision soon becomes corroded into a tragedy of power, leaving only a sense of nihilism and the chance of a new order. As spatial derivatives become distorted through emergent and repetitive practice, the viewer is left with an epitaph for the limits of our culture.” Sauer adds: “That is all made up bunk. I commend you for getting this far in an artist statement. The highfalutin mush-mash above came from the clever people at I create things to make people smile.” (417) 830-8186
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents Springfield Regional Arts Council’s 6th annual Hearts for the Arts exhibition and silent art auction. This year’s event is themed I See Red. Online bidding for red and/or heart-themed original artworks began Jan. 17 at Enjoy the Hearts for the Arts exhibit and reception 6-9 p.m. Feb. 7 during the First Friday Art Walk. Online bidding ends at 8 p.m. Feb. 7; in-person bids will be accepted until 9 p.m. Proceeds of Hearts for the Arts go to support SRAC’s education programming, including Free Art Days, Growing Up in the Arts, Vincent Van GOAT, and field trips to The Creamery Arts Center. In 2012, the SRAC reached over 20,000 children in 27 counties. 417-862-2787(ARTS) Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, proudly presents The Art of Stevia Bonebrake in February. Enjoy Stevia’s paintings, plus DB Design’s unique collection of original pottery by John Ehlers and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Contemporary Indigenous Printmaking through Feb. 28 with an Opening Reception 6-9 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk. Don’t miss the Artist Talk, 6-7 p.m.! (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 Feb. 7 Art Walk. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat
Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Fresh Gallery’s annual Silent Auction of Fresh Art beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, and concluding during the Feb. 7 First Friday Art Walk. Gallery artists are offering select original works and prints for auction, and you can preview the selection at and on Facebook. Proceeds from the Silent Auction of Fresh Art as well as Fresh’s Open Juried Show in April supplement operation and improvements at Fresh. Fresh Gallery is a cooperative gallery affiliated with Springfield Regional Arts Council to promote and market fine art and fine craft by area artists. (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 diverse shows in February: Gem City by Susan Goodman and Noel Taylor Costume Illustrations, curated by Nick Harvill. Of Gem City, Goodman says, “Feast your eyes on the textured detail of gem covered vessels and wall pieces created from metal, glass, plastic and trash. It’s all over everything.” An artist, art teacher and obsessive collector of trinkets, Goodman has created this show inspired by Memorial Jars of the mid-19th centuries, which were used to mark graves when headstones could not be afforded. Noel Taylor Costume Illustrations presents a collection of original works by famed costume designer Noel Taylor in gouache, watercolor, and pen-and-ink. Taylor, who died in 2010 at the age of 97, worked with such artists as Marc Chagall, Edith Head, Katherine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. Nick Harvill, curator, is a Springfield native and originated California-based Nick Harvill Libraries, where he sells rare and out-of-print books from the 20th century. (417) 865-7055 Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat

The History Museum on the Square
, 155 Park Central Square, invites you to the historic Fox Theatre for the grand opening of Love on the Square 2, a traditional exhibit and digital presentation of amazing photos of Springfield from the Betty Love Collection. Love, one of the first women to work as a newspaper photographer, began her newspaper career in 1941. A revered photojournalist for almost 35 years, Love was a charter member of the National Press Photographers Association. Honored with numerous awards, Love was inducted into the Missouri Press Association Photojournalist Hall of Fame in 2005. (417) 832-1200
IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents Experimental 3-D Imaging for the Feb. 7 First Friday Art Walk.
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents Partial to Home & Juke Joint: Photographs by Birney Imes through Feb. 22. There will be a public reception for the artist 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 7 for First Friday Art Walk. (417) 829-5092 Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays
MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, celebrates the country of Taiwan in February. (417) 836-3733
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents Design & Image 2014: The Missouri State University A+D Department Biennial Graphic Design & Illustration Student Exhibition. View the work of sophomore, junior, and senior BFA in Design majors and enjoy the reception 6-10 p.m. during 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, a proud Art Walk sponsor, will be open for First Friday Art Walk in February with a storewide 25 percent off sale. (417) 559-9695
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents If only for a box of paints, by Stephanie Cramer. Stephanie lost her only sibling, Megan, just weeks before the last show in March 2013. This show is about healing after loss.
Color Wheel

I wish I were a box of paints.
No more black and white, only me
Nor Shades of grey exclusively.

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green,
Blue into
Light for me, without a Final
Exit necessary-To Be.

Red for blood, apples, and roses.
Orange for tangerines, enough said.
Yellow for Daisy and the Sun.

Green for Leaves of Grass,
Thank you Walt.
Blue for you, but only for you.
If only, for a box of paints.

-Megan Cramer 1966-2013

(417) 616-6488

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz
, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents visiting Chinese artist Shirley Yiping Zhang. Zhang creates Chinese paintings, poems, and music that all are inclusive of one another so she is able to read and sing her painting. Enjoy her beautiful and entertaining performances with this exhibit, and see her Chinese painting demonstrations during Art Walk. Zhang describes her work as an E-bridge Cross-culture and Comprehensive Art Project; “an art series that is based on Chinese painting, focused on Chinese poetry, combining music and singing, multiple-languages, Chinese characters and calligraphy, essays and cultural background, (and) inspiration to the contemporary times. Its purpose is to help non-Chinese speakers and anyone who is interested in Chinese culture, arts and language to learn Chinese culture, arts and language naturally, easily and artistically. Its transmission style is to be: “face to face + multi-media (Internet + mass media)” (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 Friday

Park Central Branch Library
, 128 Park Central Square, invites you to an Art Talk – A Design to Investigate and a Cloth to Conserve, by Elizabeth Haughey, an MSU senior who will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple major in Anthropology, Spanish, and Latin American Studies upon her graduation in May, 2014. Authors at Art Walk returns in February with authors Susan Keene, Tierney James, Tim Ritter and Melanie Stinnett Also, enjoy the art exhibit, Digital Fine Art by Stan Maples. (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, welcomes Featured Artist Maneesh Anand in February. Working primarily in pen and ink, Maneesh plays with ideas of simplicity and complexity, building subtle layers that unfold as the viewer immerses themselves in his images. (417) 866-1399
Randy Bacon Photography Studio and Art Gallery, 600 W. College St., presents The Art of Music beginning at 7 with local indie rockers The AJ Moore Band, followed by local singer-songwriter Kyle Lacy. This is a free concert open to the public as part of the First Friday Art Walk. Complimentary refreshments will be served, 6-10 p.m. at the Monarch Art Factory. (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 Feb. 7 Art Walk. (417) 368-6966
RSVPaint, 440 S. Campbell Ave., hosts an exhibition of Artwork by New Covenant Academy art students in February. A reception will be held 6-9 p.m. during February’s First Friday Art Walk. Students from New Covenant have won “Grand Champion” in the Mark Twain Conference Art Competition three times in the past four years. This award-winning art program, developed by Holly Goodwin, an instructor here at RSVPaint, has seen over a dozen kids pursue art in their post-graduate careers. We are very excited to see their works. Also this month, we will celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day with our “Two Cupids” couple’s promotion. Couples receive a discounted price and 2 complimentary beverages. Plan a date night and paint one of our scheduled paintings, including a diptych offered on Valentine’s weekend. Get warm, get fuzzy, get creative and come Relax, Sip, Visit, Paint. (417) 413-4331.
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents the colorful abstracts of Featured Artist Ina Crisman and the unique paintings of Featured Artist John Payne in February. (417) 832-8277
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., demonstrates All Things Valentine’s Day, crafting glass roses, perfume bottles and glass hearts before your eyes. 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, continues its outstanding show with Artists Joey Borovicka, Donna Foster, John Payne and Gavyn Sky in February. (417) 864-7333
Wesley Downtown, 413 E. Walnut, Will Be Closed for the Feb. 7 Art Walk due to building renovations. (417) 350-9806

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