Missed out on the AWESOME Aug. 1 Art Walk? Never fear, Second Saturday is here!
We had a phenomenal turnout for the Aug. 1 Art Walk, and with good reason, with marvelous art displays, music, local authors, live demonstrations and more! If you’re kicking yourself for missing out, there’s good news: Second Saturday is set for noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, with 15 participating art venues! Second Saturday is a laid-back, Saturday afternoon Art Walk event for all ages that occurs monthly on the second Saturday after First Friday. View and Print the August 2014 Second Saturday Map to plan your route. Among our events:
Arts & Letters has a great show on the walls with Artist Shay Rainey’s Video Daze: A Celebration of the Poor Image, plus don’t miss their Second Saturday exclusive: A reading by the Ozarks Romance Authors. Meet and experience the works of Local Authors Beth Carter, Ellen Harger, Allison Merritt and Wanda Fittro. Also, heads up Fashionistas: Arts & Letters is offering a buy one, get one 20% off sale on all Locally Designed Apparel for Second Saturday!
Fresh Gallery reprises its shows with Featured Artists Marian Chamberlain and April Brame, and Impressions of the Wild, a display of animal-created artwork by critters at Dickerson Park Zoo and Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park. Live “animal artists” and their keepers will be on hand for Second Saturday!
IdeaXFactory invites you to attend the Radical Intention Workshop: Learning with Each Other from 3 to 6 p.m. This special event, free and open to the public, is presented by the Italian open collective Radical Intention. Learning with Each Other intends to transform the workshop itself into a performative learning group experience and raise such questions as: Can the simple act of ‘gathering’ be the basis for discovering and articulating new possibilities? What makes a group work?
Springfield Hot Glass Studio welcomes visitors to enjoy live demonstrations of the glassblower’s art during Second Saturday.
Additional Second Saturday Highlights include:
- The Photography of Ted Pagel and Works by Alex Gonzales at Art Inspired
- The Show Must Go On: Springfield Theaters and Entertainment Venues at The History Museum on the Square at The Fox Theatre (regular admission applies on Second Saturday; free admission during First Friday Art Walk).
- Featured Artist Abi Post at Nomad
- Shelly Forbes: Consider This at Obelisk Home
- Works of Art by teens from the Rare Breed Youth Drop in Centerat Park Central Branch Library
- Featured Artist Diane Minge at Qdoba Mexican Grill
- Featured Artist Madeline Brice at RSVPaint
- Original Fine Artwork by Gabe Tenneson and Austin Evansat Transformation Gallery & Tattoo
- Artists Dan Morris, Rebecca Burrell, Angel Brame and Sarah Hurlburt Frana at University Plaza Hotel
August 2014 Second Saturday Guide
Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, presents The Photography of Ted Pagel for August as well as Works by Alex Gonzales. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Video Daze: A Celebration of the Poor Image, featuring photographs and video work by Shay Rainey and music by Seth Goodwin. Second Saturday also features an Ozarks Romance Authors Reading and an opportunity to meet Romance Authors Beth Carter, Ellen Harger, Allison Merritt and Wanda Fittro. Finally, don’t miss Arts & Letters’ fashion special: buy one, get one 20% off on all Locally Designed Fashions. Regarding Video Daze: “These photos represent my recently uncovered fascination with the video image, the VHS aesthetic. The Video Home System made its first appearance in 1976, to the horror of the movie industry. VHS was at one point compared to the Boston Strangler by the head of the Motion Picture Association. I think it was scary to them because it took film out of a commercial hierarchy and put it in the hands of the people. In my work with the VHS I am paying homage to the audience members who became their own movie directors overnight. I love the idea of people being able to capture their lives and play it back on the screen. I’m also paying homage to my childhood that was spent watching the worst TV to video VHS tapes over and over again until the images and sounds were so warped it became something different, fuzzy, warm, and unpredictable. I am absolutely in love with its saturation, vagueness, dislocation, and freedom of imprecision. This work is a celebration of the poor image in an era of high definition obsession.” – Shay Rainey “Altogether, poor images present a snapshot of the affective condition of the crowd, its neurosis, paranoia, and fear as well as its craving for intensity, fun and distraction.” – from “In Defense of the Poor Image” by Hito Steyerl (417) 830-8186 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com
Bookmarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Michelle Swift. At an early age Michelle Swift showed in interest in art. At Missouri State University she studied photography and worked in a darkroom. After school, she began working with paints and realized her passion for this medium, specifically through using stencils and wheatpasting with textured backgrounds. Her last series, I Wade In Dreams and Drip When I Get Up was inspired by vivid dreams she had. She is inspired by stark images and underground art. This current series has been a process of reflection for the past 2 years. It encompasses both visual and written art. The name of this series is The Weapon is Will. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, is thrilled to present Featured Artists Marian Chamberlain and Angel Brame plus special event Impressions of The Wild, featuring artwork by animals at Dickerson Park Zoo and Rutledge Wilson Farm. Marian Chamberlain’s work has been influenced by a strong personal drive, an art- and art history-based education, her experiences as an educator, and her personal experiences residing in other states. Of her art and process, Chamberlain says, “I love to draw, and working with dry point printmaking and etching allows me to incorporate that with a technical process that is challenging and produces a finished product that is classic and timeless. I love the multi-step process of working a metal plate and then printing it. Sometimes you know what you are going to end up with, and sometimes you are surprised. Some plates are victories the first time, and some take more working to reach a finished state. I like to experiment with the process.” Marian will demonstrate her art during Second Saturday Aug. 9 Angel Brame is a potter who works primarily in wheel-thrown, high-fire stoneware. A Best of Missouri Hands member, “I mostly work with functional pieces, though I make a point of creating a hang-able foot ring on my larger pieces. It is a great thrill to me knowing that my works are being enjoyed, sometimes every morning by the coffee pot, rather than just gracing a wall and collecting dust,” she says. Regarding Impressions of the Wild, last year, Fresh presented its inaugural show of animal art and the event was such a huge success that they decided to do it again! Paintings range from Hippopotamus Kisses to Domestic Rat Tracks, and we can’t forget the Siamang Brush Paintings! This year, the keepers will bring a box turtle, snake, and a skink to do live paintings noon-3 p.m. on Second Saturday. Proceeds of animal art sales go to The Ozarks Chapter of the American Association of ZooKeepers. www.freshgallery.org (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk
The History Museum on the Square, 155 Park Central Square, is proud to present The Show Must Go On: Springfield Theaters and Entertainment Venues. Regular admission applies for Second Saturday: $3 for adults, $1.50 for children; Free Admission on First Fridays. (417) 832-1200 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org
IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, invites you tothe Radical Intention Workshop: Learning with Each Otherfrom 3 to 6 p.m. This special event, free and open to the public, is presented by the Italian open collective Radical Intention. Learning with Each Other intends to transform the workshop itself into a performative learning group experience and raise such questions as: Can the simple act of ‘gathering’ be the basis for discovering and articulating new possibilities? What makes a group work? What determines consensus in group working? Through research-driven approaches, Radical Intention expands the horizon of possibilities for collective experiences and actions by focusing on the affinity between the social-political and artistic practice. Collaborative research, activism, alternative education, gatherings, minor narratives and the politics of hospitality play a continuing and vital role within the methodology and concepts of the group. This workshop is co-presented by ideaXfactory and the Summer Institute for Visual Arts at Drury University with support by GAI – Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani and Artplace America. http://ideaxfactory.com
Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Abi Post. (417) 559-9695
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Shelly Forbes: Consider This in August. “I have always been drawn to art and creating art from a young age. Greatly influenced by the four classical elements – earth, air, fire and water – I begin each piece by working with concrete, fluid acrylics and resin which allows me to create intense colors and textures that form a liquid look that makes you want to connect with and to touch. Being able to create a piece of art that expresses how I see the world and share it with others is very satisfying and inspiring.” – Shelly Forbes(417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites you to view Works of Art created by teens from the Rare Breed Youth Drop in Center. Learn about how The Rare Breed is working with at-risk youth in the city and enjoy the creative talent these teens have to share. (417) 831-1342 www.facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary 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, continues its show with Featured Artist Diane Minge in August. (417) 866-1399 www.goodwillandguacamole.com
RSVPaint, 440 S. Campbell Ave., is proud to present Featured Artist Madeline Brice in our gallery. Madeline is a senior BFA student at MSU who focuses primarily on the human figure emerged in various surroundings as the subject of her work. www.RSVPaint.com (417) 413-4331.
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Artist Arabella Woods in August. (417) 832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com
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 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, is a venue for Original Fine Artwork by Gabe Tenneson and Austin Evans, Transformation serves as Springfield’s connection to the fine art movement within the tattoo genre and is dedicated to the furtherance of other classical art mediums. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 1-9 p.m. T-Sat
University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, features Artists Dan Morris, Rebecca Burrell, Angel Brame and Sarah Hurlburt Frana in University Plaza’s fabulous atrium gallery. (417) 864-7333 www.upspringfield.com