Second Saturday Sept. 13 features 19 participating art venues

1 - September 11, 2014 - 0 Comments



The galleries of First Friday Art Walk invite you to Second Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sept. 13. Enjoy a wide variety of art in 19 participating venues in a laid-back, Saturday-afternoon-stroll atmosphere. View and Print the Sept. 13 2nd Saturday Map to plan your route.

    • Meet our newest member European Café by Sweet Couture and enjoy its show of watercolors by Featured Artist John Fitzgibbon;


    • Visit Arts & Letters for Nick Tarr’s Art for Art’s Sake and a Table Show of New Work by Minneapolis-based artist Jordan Shiveley;


    • View Artist Gordon’s Lindsey’s Diverse Fragments at Art Inspired;


    • Find a good book, and some good art, at BookMarx with Featured Artist Bill Shultz;


    • Enjoy A Variety of Art at DB Design Salon & Gallery;


    • Visit new sponsor Discovery Center of Springfield for its new exhibit Green Revolution (Regular admission charged on Second Saturday);


    • Join the artists of Fresh Gallery for their Five Year Anniversary Celebration reception;


    • See The Show Must Go On: Theaters and Entertainment Venues in Springfield at the History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre (Regular admission charged on Second Saturday)


    • Experience Joyce McMurtry’s show, Welcome to Grapeography: My Life in a Missouri Vineyard at Park Central Branch Library;


    • Double your art experience at MSU Brick City Gallerywith a pair of exhibits: Haejung Lee: Interpersonal Relationship Part 2 and Jeff Johnston: Cairns, a Personal Journey


    • Drop by the MSU Student Exhibition Center to enjoy MSU Department of Art + Design Sculpture, Drawing, and Painting Students’ Biennial Exhibition


    • See works by Featured Artist Clarissa French at Qdoba Mexican Grill


    • Springfield Brewing Company invites you to enjoy Art by Arabella Woods;


    • View the new lines of Blown Glass Mugs and “Crackle-Finish” Pilsner glasses at Springfield Hot Glass Studio;


    • See art and fine craft by more than 45 local, regional and national artists at Springfield Pottery


    • ExperienceOriginal Fine Artwork by Gabe Tenneson and Austin Evansat Transformation Gallery & Tattoo;


  • Visit University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center for an ever-changing Variety of Art.


September Second Saturday Gallery Guide

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, presents Diverse Fragments, an exhibit of artwork by local artist Gordon Lindsey. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, continues its September show, Nick Tarr: Art for Art’s Sake, plus enjoy a Table Show of New Work by Minneapolis-based artist Jordan Shiveley on Second Saturday. From Nick Tarr:“ART FOR ART’S SAKE – This is what comes to mind as I sit in front of a piece of wood or blank canvas, with brush in hand. As a designer and fabricator by trade, painting became a hobby to fill the gaps between large projects. Painting became more than just a hobby the more I explored. I have been painting now for about five years, and have only cracked the surface of self exploration. Painting to me is about learning and solving problems, just like anything in life. Painting offers me an escape from the immediate and an opportunity to create something from nothing; to share, inspire and be inspired.”(417) 830-8186


Bookmarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Bill Shultz. “I am interested in the spontaneous correctness of nature. In Buddhist thought this might be referred to as tathatā, or ‘suchness,’ an appreciation for what is at any given moment, whether that pertains to the natural world as we immediately think of it (tides, storms, the dying of winter and the rebirth of spring), or the naturalness of our own thoughts and actions (our inner storms, perceived loss and the sensation of renewal). My work explores that spontaneity and physicality by seeking the balance between equanimous decision-making and chance. Our minds have the tendency to compartmentalize reality into this thing, that thing, and the space between. My creative process is an exploration of the nature of those relationships by means of experimentation with form and material. Alongside seeking a balance of thought and spontaneity, I am interested in the relationship between matter and space, something and nothing, and the blurred edges between the two. My recent work is a series of mixed-media paintings of an abstracted and entropic Earth and a series of writings created on an Olivetti-Underwood 21 typewriter that record my philosophy of life and creativity within a framework of a formal use of text and page as material and space. Above all, in life and my work, I hope to sustain an attitude of hope, an eye toward beauty, a balanced mind and love.” – Bill Shultz, 2014


DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, is proud to present A Variety of Art in September.. (417) 864-4343


Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, debuted on the Sept. 5 Art Walk with an Art Installation: Science Meets Art. Discovery Center is partnering with OTC Fine Art Students, bringing student art and interactivity to the public. See the installation grow in the Discovery Center lobby as we build an art structure with recycled materials, highlighting the Discovery Center’s traveling exhibit for fall, Green Revolution. Visitors can experience Green Revolution during Second Saturday, Sept. 13. Regular admission applied for Second Saturday. 417-862-9910, ext.713 or;


European Café, 207 Park Central East, makes its Art Walk debutwith Featured Artist John Fitzgibbon. A native of the Midwest who now resides in Springfield, John works in various mediums but watercolor is his favorite because of its fresh, spontaneous qualities. He teaches watercolor workshops in Springfield, and he particularly enjoys the workshop setting because people are there to learn as much as they can in a short amount of time. John has been recognized in many art competitions including Watercolor USA, and he is a member of The Watercolor Honor Society. (417) 942-5055 Open 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. F & Sat


Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents its Five Year Anniversary Celebration in September. Meet the artists during the Second Saturday Artists’ Reception 3-5 Sept. 13. Fresh Gallery was established in 2009, the dream of Jeanie Morris, then president of the Springfield Regional Arts Council Board of Directors. Morris and the SRAC director at that time, Sandra Smith, wanted to find a building that could be turned in to a gallery for local artists to exhibit and sell their work, and where the artists would staff the gallery to encourage a sense of ownership and pride. Out of pure good fortune, Nick Sibley generously accepted the challenge of renovating the first floor of the building at the southwest corner of Walnut and Campbell for what would become one of the most sought after galleries in the downtown area. Five years later and much thanks to the Morrises, Smith and SRAC, Fresh Gallery is thriving. Over the years, Fresh Gallery has been home to 68 artists, including six who have been in residence since the first day. The premise of Fresh Gallery is that the art is always fresh. Artists rotate spaces within the building and new art is provided for view each month. A visitor coming to the gallery over the course of a year would see something new, exciting, and “fresh” at each visit. As of today, Fresh Gallery is one of Springfield’s most visited galleries during First Friday Art Walk and is home to 21 successful regional (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 at the Fox Theatre, 157 Park Central Square, is proud to present The Show Must Go On: Theaters and Entertainment Venues in Springfield. Free admission during First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies for Second Saturday: $3 for adults, $1.50 for children). (417) 831-1976


MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents two shows by a pair of fantastic ceramic artists. In the East Gallery is Haejung Lee: Interpersonal Relationship Part 2, a ceramic installation, and in the West Gallery isJeff Johnston: Cairns, a Personal Journey, featuring ceramic sculpture. (417) 829-5092 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Fri, noon-5 p.m. Sat, closed Sunday and University holidays


MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the MSU Department of Art + Design Sculpture, Drawing, and Painting Students’ Biennial Exhibition. Experience Sculpture, Installation, Drawing, and Painting work by current MSU Art + Design Students. (417) 836-6999 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F, noon-5 p.m. Sat; closed major holidays and University holidays


Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents A Variety of Art for September. (417) 559-9695


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents T.D. Scott: After A Storm. “After a storm, it’s peaceful again … A 2014 spring tornado struck my small town. Many homes and businesses were destroyed. I was more fortunate; I only lost my art studio. Although years of work and a large (probably too large) collection of books, tools, and equipment was blown away in an instant; my most important treasures were spared- family, friends, pets, and my home. As I witness a community recover, I realize what remains is the instinct to begin again. Like nature perseveres … This collection of paintings was inspired by the peace and beauty that still exists after a storm.” – T.D. Scott (417) 616-6488


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents a show of photographs titled WELCOME TO GRAPEOGRAPHY: Photographs From my Life in a Missouri Vineyard by Joyce McMurtry. (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 Clarissa French for the September Art Walk. Clarissa, Art Walk communications director and sometime artist, does photos and photo manipulations that are weird, whimsical and all about capturing certain qualities of light – from abstract images of fall leaves and fireworks to close-up photos of the natural world. (417) 866-1399


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Artist Arabella Woods in September. (417) 832-8277


Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., introduces their new lines of Blown Glass Mugs and “Crackle-Finish” Pilsner glasses. 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


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 Open 1-9 p.m. T-Sat


University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, features A Variety of Art in University Plaza’s fabulous atrium gallery. (417) 864-7333


Leave a Comment