Treat your Valentine to an afternoon of Art on 2nd Saturday!
Take your Valentine downtown for lunch and an afternoon stroll with Second Saturday, First Friday Art Walk’s laid-back, daytime art event, noon-5 p.m. Feb. 14 in 18 participating venues. View and Print the Feb. 14 Second Saturday Map to plan your custom Second Saturday experience!
A must-see event this Saturday is Fresh Gallery’s Pour Amour. Visit Fresh from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to meet the Fresh artists and see their gorgeous selection of handpainted wine glasses. Wine glasses will be available to purchase at $14 each with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association. A “pour” of wine will be offered with each glass sold (non-alcoholic beverages available for those not 21 years of age). This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire an original piece of art from your favorite Fresh artist, share an afternoon with your Valentine and help raise money for the American Heart Association.
Another very special exhibit is “We’ve Always Been Here,” Stories of the African American Community in Greene County at the History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre. This amazing historic exhibit debuted on Feb. 9. Regular admission applies for Second Saturday.
Second Saturday Highlights include:
- February Featured Artist Dusty Campbell’s Campbell Tarot Show, plus The Post-It Show at Arts & Letters
- Featured Artist Evan Henningson at Springfield Brewing Co.
- Featured Artist Eric Ray at Qdoba Mexican Grill
- Digital Art by Alan O’Neal at Park Central Library
- The Housewives by Amber Darding at BookMarx
- Photography by Jeff Farabeeand Jewelry by Farrah Rose at Art Inspired
Second Saturday is First Friday Art Walk’s laid-back, daytime arts event held noon-5 p.m. the Second Saturday after First Friday!
February 2015 2nd Saturday Gallery Guide
Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, presents Photography by Jeff Farabee and Jewelry Designs by Farrah Rose in February. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents February Featured Artist Dusty Campbell and The Campbell Tarot Show. Dusty has created his own tarot deck! His original drawing will be on display of the Gallery Wall, and sets of the deck will be available to purchase. On the Salon Wall, enjoy The Post-It Show. From Artist Dusty Campbell: Tarot is the story of the fool wandering through life on the path of enlightenment, and this deck of cards is my attempt to tell the tale in our time. For each card, I researched the classic meanings and symbols pulling from many esoteric and gnostic resources. Most specifically, the Order of the Golden Dawn has been the main influence on my choice of the specific names for the cards, as well as the number order of the major Arcana. That said, each card is an infinite story, so to say I understand it would be bold as brass, but I more than dabble at this point, so I will say that the study and meditation involved in the making of each card has led me to a very personal understanding of what tarot means to me. That meaning is as personal as any religion, so instead of telling you all my secrets right here, I want to leave it to the viewer to come and see and come to their own conclusions. I want to thank the ladies of Arts & Letters for giving me the opportunity to show my thoughts and thank everyone that has supported me along the road. (417) 830-8186 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents February Featured Artist Amber Darding and her show The Housewives. “This series is a playful response to the type of overt sexism expressed in mid-century advertisements. These watercolors are not to showcase the monstrous or duplicitous nature of women, but expand on the concept that not everything is as it appears. To me they say that there is more to a woman than a pretty face; and that it is not only ignorant to underestimate them, but to do so could also be dangerous.” 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, plus Pottery by Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343
Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, is Open on Valentine’s Day. Fall in love with learning at Discovery Center of Springfield, a hands-on museum experience for all ages. Regular admission applies on Second Saturday. 417-862-9910, ext.713 or email@example.com; www.discoverycenter.org
European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to experience its artistry in edibles, plus regular displays of local art. 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, invites you to Pour Amour. Wine glasses painted by Fresh Artists will be available to purchase at $14 each from11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association. A “pour” of wine will be offered with each glass sold (non-alcoholic beverages available for those under 21). This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire an original piece of art from your favorite Fresh artist, share an afternoon with your Valentine and help raise money for the American Heart Association! Also, if you’re still seeking that perfect gift for your beloved, Fresh has your back with a wide variety of Valentine’s Day Gifts. Options include wood and ceramic wine goblets, paintings, jewelry, vases, interlocked hearts carved out of single pieces of wood, and more! www.freshgallery.org (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre, 157 Park Central Square, presents “We’ve Always Been Here,” Stories of the African American Community in Greene County. Regular admission applies for Second Saturday (free admission during First Friday Art Walk) (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, is proud to present the Biannual Art+Design Faculty Exhibition. (417) 829-5092 http://art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm 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., proudly presents the Photography, Ceramics, Metals/Jewelry Student’s Biennial Exhibition through Feb. 14. Experience a wide variety of works by art and design students. The exhibition is free and open to the public. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu 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 Original Art for the Feb. 14 Second Saturday Art Walk. (417) 559-9695
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Wonders at Dusk: The Art of Stephanie Cramer in February. “These paintings are a result of envisioning figures and landscapes at the last stillness of light between day and night. Color is central to the temperature and emotion of the painting,” Cramer says. Artist Statement: I see the painter as analogous to an actor/director bringing the viewer along to new places, memories, dreams, and family histories. I like to give the viewer space to interpret what they see on the canvas.
Center stage in my art is the figure – an object in motion, as if the figure is caught, just for an instant; a glimpse, a snapshot before the gesture is complete. I’m not in search of exact representation. I’m intent rather on provoking a sense of tension or intensity. Color brings the emotion to the painting. Whether spatial or expressionistic, the implied relationship between figures is intended to arouse curiosity.
Painting is like a freeze frame. It helps both the viewer and the painter to pause – if just for a second as we enter into that two dimensional space. Most of the time the stage is imaginary or based on dreams and memories. Like Alice, the viewer is invited to step into the drama or the wonderland inside the looking glass. – Stephanie Cramer (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents a Display of Digital Art by Alan O’Neal in February. (417) 831-1342 http://facebook.com/thelibrary.org 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 Eric Ray in February and March. (417) 866-1399 www.goodwillandguacamole.com
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Evan Henningson. (417) 832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., shares the love in February with live crafting of Hearts, Flowers & Perfume Bottles in honor of Valentine’s Day. 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