Art Walk welcomes holidays in 24 art venues Dec. 5

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Experience World’s Fairs of yesteryear and tomorrow, Then & Now: Downtown for Christmas, a variety of Senior Art Exhibitions, art by the renowned Synthia Saint James, hands-on activities, sculpture, Roots: The Art of Christie Snelson, glassblowing, live performances and much, much more in 24 participating venues* for First Friday Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. Friday Dec. 5. View the December 2014 Art Walk Newsletter for a quick overview;  View The December 2014 First Friday Art Walk Map to plan your route.


December Highlights include:

    • Art at a Bargain at Art Inspired with originals and prints, all priced under $60


    • Construction Studies by Gregory Benne at Arts & Letters


    • Enjoy the sunny seasides of Featured Artist Tom Beale at BookMarx


    • See local artists’ take on pop art with Pop Art Remix 2 at The Creamery


    • Join DB Design Salon & Art Gallery for Acrylics by Stevia Bonebrake, Whimsical Horse Paintings by Deborah Young and Pottery by Desiree Young


    • Enjoy Frontiers of Exploration: The World’s Fairs with Discovery Center of Springfield, plus learn to make your own musical instruments from recycled materials with help from OTC Honors World Music


    • Drury Pool Art Center Gallery presents The Creative World of Synthia Saint James


    • Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artist Mike Maloney in December


    • The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre presents Then & Now: Downtown for Christmas, with free admission during Art Walk


    • BFA Senior Exhibitions at MSU Brick City and MSU Student Exhibition Center


    • Experience the fabulousFall 2014 Fine Arts Student Showcase at OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz


    • Visit Park Central Branch Library for The Natural World: Animals and Nature in Harmony by Elaine Johnson, plus a First Friday Art Talk on Revived Elements and Modern Innovations in American Southwest Pueblo Ceramics, and make your own Bottle Cap Snowmen Ornaments


    • Qdoba Mexican Grill invites you to enjoy art by Featured Artist Justin Gault


    • RSVPaint will delight you with Americanized Chinese Brush Paintingsby Connie Snelson-Luebbert


    • See University Student Art plus Live Music by the Ozark Mountain Maybellesat Springfield Brewing Company


    • View Live Crafting of Seasonal Glass Creations at Springfield Hot Glass Studio


      • Experience Fine Craft at Springfield Pottery and Fine Art at Transformation Gallery


    • Join The U @ Springfield for a Holiday Market during the Dec. 5 Art Walk


Finally, don’t forget: Second Saturday, our laid-back, daytime Art Walk event, which will be held noon-5 p.m. Dec. 13!


*We originally announced 27 venues participating, but ideaXfactory will not be able to open due to ongoing  construction;  MSU Center of International Programs and Inspired Boutique will not participate in December.

December 2014 Gallery Guide


Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, features Art At a Bargain for the December Art Walk. Enjoy prints and original works, all priced at $60 and under. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Construction Studies (papers) by Gregory Benne. Artist’s Incomplete Thoughts: Paper is easy to cut fold tear combine paint. Abstraction is hard. Many of these pieces are recombined negative spaces cut from existing printed sources. Printed matter provides a cheap, easily manipulated source for colors and textures. The act of seeing and then making a “cut” is, at times, long removed from the actual construction of the collage. Additional cuts are common with time as well as edits in marker or paint. Sometimes the collages become source material for larger works. The entire process is wordless in that no reference to other objects is the goal. The works speak themselves. You may bring these references and words as a viewer, naturally. (417) 830-8186


Blue Block Lofts, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 107 (Enter on Pershing) presents Art by MSU Students in December.Blue Block invites you to come have a cup of Joe, experience great art and see our variety of living spaces to lease, such as lofts, condos, apartments, townhomes and houses – all in the downtown and campus area. (417) 864-LOFT (5638)


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Tom Beale. From the artist:My paintings are mostly tropical beach paintings. They’re supposed to take you to the beach. They are supposed to make you smile, and they are supposed to let you watch all the colors of the Caribbean dance on the canvas. Hopefully, that’s what these paintings do. Enjoy a little mini-vacation on me!”


The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents Pop Art Remix 2, an exhibition featured at The Creamery Arts Center during December. The show takes inspiration from the late 1950’s pop art movement, which drew heavily upon popular culture and American iconography, and gave rise to artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns. “Pop Art Remix 2” will open on First Friday Art Walk, December 5, 2014 with a public opening reception from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Patrons wishing to give a piece as a holiday gift may pick up purchases beginning Monday, December 15, 2014. Works not purchased as holiday gifts will remain on display through Monday, December 29, 2014. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays


DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, features Acrylics by Stevia Bonebrake, Whimsical Horse Paintings by Deborah Young and Pottery by Desiree Young. (417) 864-4343


Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, invites you to join students and staff from Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) departments for First Friday Art Walk. OTC’s Honors World Music students will highlight sustainability by showcasing musical instruments they built out of recycled materials. Students will not only demonstrate their instruments, but will also share information that will enable visitors to create their own instruments at home. Additionally, visitors will be able to enjoy Frontiers of Exploration: The World’s Fairs. Visitors will travel back in time while also jumping into the future when visiting OTC’s World’s Fair exhibit. From foods to artifacts, this demonstration will display World’s Fair exhibits from 1904, 1934, 1964, 1984, and 2015 while also showcasing some future innovations. Discovery Center thanks the following OTC entities that are presenting this exciting First Friday Art Walk event: Phi Theta Kappa, OTC Fine Arts and OTC Culinary Department. 417-862-9910, ext.713 or;


Drury Pool Art Center Gallery,  940 N. Clay St., presents The Creative World of Synthia Saint James, featuring the work of the renowned artist, author, speaker and educator during the Dec. 5 Art Walk. (417) 873-7263 Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, presents A Show to Be Announced for December, plus experience European Café’s artistry in edibles. (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 Featured Artist Mike Maloney in December. Mike is a bronze and pewter artist. He was born in Austin, TX, to parents who loved art and encouraged his own path. He started out doing woodcarving with his father. Years later, he began using wax and clay to form models that aided in his carving. The softer medium allowed for more refined pieces that would later be cast in metal. Maloney developed a casting and finishing process involving pewter that ensured the originality and quality control of his work from start to finish. His western and wildlife sculptures range from miniature to larger-than-life size. “Reflections of Texas” has been chosen as an official commemorative sculpture for the Texas Sesquicentennial and is currently housed in the Texas State Archives. Additional accomplishments include commissions by Abilene Christian University and Nieman Marcus Corporate Division. Fresh Gallery is proud to represent Maloney and his intricately detailed sculptures. His works offer an insight in to his life in Texas. He brings his love of nature and passion for art to Fresh and encourages the viewer to enjoy the history and stories that have inspired each creation. Maloney’s works are a true testament to his skill, talent and attention to detail. Do not miss an opportunity to see these magnificent works in (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 Then & Now: Downtown for Christmas, focusing on downtown Springfield and its fabulous holiday history. Free admission during First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies for Second Saturday.) (417) 831-1976


IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents A Show to be Announced in December.


MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents The BFA Senior Exhibition, showcasing the work of 13 graduating art students in various media. This exhibit completes the final requirements for their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. (417) 829-5092 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Fri, noon-5 p.m. Sat, closed Sunday and University holidays


MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, presents A Show to be Announced in December.

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., will close out its 2014 season with the Senior BFA in Studio Art Exhibition through Dec. 12. Enjoy original works by students completing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in studio art at the public reception during the Dec. 5 First Friday Art Walk. (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 Live Music & Original Art for the Dec. 5 Art Walk. (417) 559-9695


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents

Roots: The Art of Christie Snelson in December. “My passion for painting is rooted in color. In each of these works, color is being analyzed. Studied. Creating a madness within. I am interested in color in regards to light; how certain colors can be placed next to each other to create an illusion of illumination. I am interested in how lines of color can create form and mix optically. How colors can create composition and the effect of refracted light and reflective color. These works embody what I love about painting.” – Christie Snelson (417) 616-6488


OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents The Fall 2014 Fine Arts Student Showcase, featuring artwork by OTC fine art students, as well as live music and theatrical performances. (417) 447-8975 and 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, presents The Natural World: Animals and Nature in Harmony by Elaine Johnson, plus a First Friday Art Talk on Revived Elements and Modern Innovations in American Southwest Pueblo Ceramics, presented by Missouri State University art history major Allison Robbins 6-7 p.m., and hands-on art with Bottle Cap Snowmen Ornaments, 7-8 p.m. Bottle Cap Snowmen are for all ages: Add a little frosty fun to your ornament collection by creating a bottle cap snowman. Materials will be provided. (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 Justin Gault in December. (417) 866-1399


RSVPaint, 440 S. Campbell Ave., is proud to present Featured Artist Connie Snelson-Luebbert in December. Snelson-Luebbert is an internationally award-winning artist and owner of Salt and Light Studios, a graphic design firm out of Columbia, MO. With a unique twist on a traditional art form, Connie and RSVPaint present her Americanized Chinese Brush Paintings. (417) 413-4331.


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents University Student Art plus Live Music by the Ozark Mountain Maybellesfor the Dec. 5 Art Walk. (417) 832-8277


Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to enjoy Live Crafting of Seasonal Glass Creations, including blown glass Christmas ornaments and snowmen. Also, don’t miss Hot Glass Studio’s latest addition: fun, festive penguins, perfect for winter decorating!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



The U @ Springfield, 318 Park Central East, across from The Gillioz, presents A Holiday Market in December. Enjoy unique,  handmade gifts made by residents of The U, plus wares from Adelaide’s Boutique and Cricket in the House. (417) 895-8015


University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, Will Not Participate in the December Art Walk while its atrium gallery is under renovation. (417) 864-7333


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