2nd Saturday brings art, events in 16 venues Dec. 13

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The galleries of First Friday Art Walk invite you to Second Saturday, our laid-back, daytime Art Walk event held noon-5 p.m. the second Saturday after Art Walk. If you missed the Dec. 5 Art Walk (or just can’t get enough) Second Saturday is your chance to see the fantastic art exhibits that debuted on the Walk, and to enjoy all the shopping, dining and entertainment that make Downtown Springfield a destination! View and Print the Dec. 13, 2014, Second Saturday Map to plan your route. And if you’re an early bird, be sure to visit The Creamery Arts Center from 10 a.m. to noon for Holiday Free Art Day!

Downtown is the place to be this weekend more than ever with the Downtown Christmas Parade and a plethora of holiday events planned. Visit itsalldowntown.com for parade details!
The Dec. 13 Second Saturday features art in 16 participating venues. Among the highlights:

    • Enjoy Cookies with Santa at Art Inspired where you can make your own ornament and have your picture taken with Santa for $12 noon-2 p.m.. Also enjoyArt 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


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


    • Visit The Discovery Centerfor its Green Revolution Exhibit, plus its wide range of exciting, interactive activities for all ages (Regular admission charged on Second Saturday)


    • Experience Edible Art at European Café


    • 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 (Regular admission charged on Second Saturday)


    • Visit Park Central Branch Library for The Natural World: Animals and Nature in Harmony by Elaine Johnson


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


    • See Works by Featured Artist Kendra Miller of KwanaLee Art at 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  


December 2014 Second Saturday Guide


Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, presents Cookies with Santa, a special event where kids can enjoy cookies, get pictures with Santa and make a one-of-a-kind ornament for their picture for just $12,Noon – 2:00 p.m. Plus, see  Art At a Bargain, featuring  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 Benneplus a wide selection of hand-crafted and locally sourced jewelry, fashions, accessories and artworks. (417) 830-8186 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com


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!” www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks


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 enjoy its latest exhibit, Green Revolution, as well as its many fun, exciting and interactive learning experiences for all ages. (Regular admission charged for Second Saturday.) 417-862-9910, ext.713 or cmccoy@discoverycenter.org; www.discovercenter.org


European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, invites you to experience their artistry in edibles. www.417EuropeanCafe.com (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 person.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 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. Regular admission applies for Second Saturday (free admission during First Friday Art Walk). (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org


Nomad, 318 W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Original Art and Awesome Gift Ideas for Second Saturday. (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 www.obeliskhome.com


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents The Natural World: Animals and Nature in Harmony by Elaine Johnson. (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, presents Featured Artist Justin Gault in December. (417) 866-1399 www.goodwillandguacamole.com


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Kendra Miller of KwanaLee Art.  (417) 832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com


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 www.springfieldhotglass.com 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 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


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