March Art Walk comes in with a roar in 23 art locations

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The month of March is said to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. First Friday Art Walk roars into March with original art, live music, live performances, live art demonstrations and more 5-10 p.m. March 6 in 23 participating art venues! For a preview, View the March 2015 Art Walk Newsletter. To plan your own  custom Art Walk experience, View and Print the March 2015 Art Walk Map.


March Highlights include:


    • An Evening with Fine Art Faculty at OTC Fine Art Gallery at the Gillioz, featuring art in a vast array of media, plus live musical performances all evening long. Show opens at 5 p.m. for Early Bird Art Walkers.


    • “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


    • March Featured Artist Kat Wilson, plus a Live Musical Performance by John Krygiel. at Arts & Letters


    • European Café by Sweet Couture, a proud Art Walk sponsor, features an art sale to benefit For Burkina, a Springfield, MO based nonprofit with a mission to design, fund, and build a school in Burkina Faso, Africa.


    • Featured Artist Eric Ray at Qdoba Mexican Grill


    • Metamorphosis: Transform, Evolve, Grow at The Creamery Arts Center


    • Master Studies of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Works with an Art Talk by OTC Fine Art Students at Park Central Library


    • Live Music and Original Art at Nomad and Springfield Brewing Co.


    • _____scape by David Cogorno at Drury Pool Art Center Gallery


    • March Featured Artist Patrick Bowie’s show Pens and Needles, plus Authors at Art Walk with the Ozarks Romance Authors’ at BookMarx


    • Featured Artist Rick Byrd plus Live Music by Madison Avenue and the Swivel Sisters at Springfield Brewing Co.


    • Birds for Babes, a silent auction of bird-themed art at Fresh Gallery benefiting the Springfield Missouri Chapter of Newborns In Need


    • Photography by Shiloh Smith and Photography by Bruce Adib-Yazdi  at The U @ Springfield


March 2015 Gallery Guide


Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, presents a very special show in honor of National Disability Awareness Month. Enjoy amazing works of art developed by Artists with Disabilities in March. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents March Featured Artist Kat Wilson, who will show pieces from two different bodies of work: Layers and Habitats, plus enjoy a Live Musical Performance by John Krygiel. Artist Kat Wilson on Layers: Layers bring complexity to natural spaces, drawing forth a human element with the desire for a sound bite in time. I gather images from varying degrees, often pulling information in a complete 360°. I then layer one on top of the other in an effort to tell a broader story of the scene while staying true to a painterly quintessence. Artist Kat Wilson on Habitats: The Habitats series of digital photographs explores the lives and personalities of the subjects through elaborate orchestrations of the possessions and spaces that constitute their everyday environment. Employing centuries-old compositional devices, these theatrically conceived portraits transcend the quotidian familiarity of the personal belongings and spaces they depict, casting the subjects as both intimately vulnerable, and heroic. (417) 830-8186


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents March Featured Artist Patrick Bowie’s show Pens and Needles, plus enjoy Authors at Art Walk with the Ozarks Romance Authors’ book signing on First Friday in March.


The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, is pleased to announce the return of Metamorphosis: Transform, Evolve, Grow. Just as Mother Nature illustrates this theme of change as springtime approaches, so SRAC calls upon the artists of southwest Missouri to explore the concept of metamorphosis. Works in any medium and size may be submitted for consideration between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday March 2 and Tuesday March 3. The Metamorphosis exhibition will debut with an artist reception 6-9 p.m. during the March 6 First Friday Art Walk. The display continues through March 27. (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, plus Pottery by Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343


Drury Pool Art Center Gallery,  940 N. Clay St., invites you to a special exhibit by Featured Artist David Cogorno titled ____scape. Enjoy the artist reception 6-9 p.m. during the March 6 First Friday Art Walk (417) 873-7263 Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Th; 6-9 p.m. First Fridays


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. (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 a special silent auction event: Birds for Babes, benefitting the Springfield Missouri Chapter of Newborns In Need. Fresh Gallery artists have created a range of original works of art on the theme of “birds” which can be purchased via silent auction bid from March 3-14 with an artist reception during the March 6 First Friday Art Walk. Organized in1992, Newborns in Need provides newborns with clothing, diapers, bottles, nursing cloths, blankets, socks, slippers, and much more, according to Fresh Artist and Newborns In Need volunteer Alicia Farris. “Almost everything is handmade by volunteers, so there is opportunity to sew, knit, cut out fabric, put together packets, or whatever someone has the skill to do,” she added. “The Springfield location – the largest branch – is 100 percent run by volunteers, so anything that is offered by a volunteer, however small or otherwise, is truly appreciated and truly makes a difference.” (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, proudly presents “We’ve Always Been Here,” Stories of the African American Community in Greene County. Free admission during First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies for Second Saturday.) (417) 831-1976


IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, is Closed for Construction. New show information coming soon!


MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents Show Me Your Lone Star, featuring 10 emerging artists with roots in the contemporary Texas art scene, in March and April with an opening reception 5:30-8 p.m. during the March 6 First Friday Art Walk. Enjoy works by “Adrian Aguirre, Julon Pinkston, Jessica McCambly, Michael Frank Blair, Teresa Munisteri, Tom Leininger, Adam Palmer, John Oliver Lewis, Natalie Macellaio and Lesli Robertson. (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 March.


MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., proudly presents The Recital of Flesh: Transcending Time and Transmutation, a show featuring original works by three different artists in three different mediums. Enjoy Ian Minich: Wet-plate Collodion Tin-type Photographs; Jenni Lombardi: Sculpture and Mateo Rueda: Digital Art.

About the Artists:

Ian Minich explores the wet plate collodion process, which results in photographs made directly on aluminum or glass. Minich tries to surpass traditional portraiture and takes tintypes to a level rarely explored with the process, by creating images with more narrative qualities that mesh the modern era with the past.

Jenni Lombardi began as a painter, but now fully embraces clay and ceramics as her primary medium. She is fascinated by how humans are connected to animals, specifically through primal instinct and genetics. Jenni explores mutation and genetic engineering as a metaphor to demonstrate how easily connected and interchangeable humans and animals are, whether instinctually or genetically. Working with a malleable material such as clay, Jenni satisfies that part of human nature within herself, indulging in her curiosity and need to control.

Mateo Rueda works with schematics in the form of Bitácora, a journal that is related to the observations explorers would make about their journeys, where he merges the schematics with a set of animal sketches. In a taxonomic manner the work is exposed in different compositions, each piece talks about a set of species or subspecies of the animal kingdom. (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 Feb. 6 Art Walk. (417) 559-9695


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Morning Meditations: The Art of Crystal Moody in March. “They say that you never change your life until you change something you do daily. On January 1 of last year I decided to change my life. These are my morning meditations.” – Crystal Moody (417) 616-6488


OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, is proud to present An Evening With Fine Art Faculty featuring works in a wide array of media and live musical performances. Visitors will enjoy drawing, painting, fiber art, photography, printmaking, stained glass, sculpture, ceramics and 3-D mixed media by OTC Fine Art faculty members Kat Allie, Randy Carter, Cathy Clemens, Jim Delgadillo, Cynthia Dollard, Megan Frauenhoffer, Kevin Kloppenburg, Tom McCune, Cynthia Moore, and Christine Schilling. On the performance side, enjoy a Baroque duet with Dawn Gutierrez, soprano and Kristine Harris, trumpet, plus a faculty jazz combo featuring music faculty members Sue Reichling on drums, Andrew Bishko on alto saxophone, Phil Forrester and Kristine Harris on trumpet, and Dawn Gutierrez singing Summertime, as well as electronic media production faculty member Jeff Johnson on bass, and guests Randy Buckner on guitar and Leslie Forrester on piano. Alberta Smith, director of choirs at Central High School and choir instructor at OTC will sing a vocal solo. Please join us for an evening of warm camaraderie surrounded by inspired artwork and talented musical 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, puts its focus on Impressionism and Post Impressionism in March. First, enjoy an Art Talk, 6-7 p.m. with fine art students from Ozarks Technical Community College as they discuss their show Master Studies of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Works, on display at the library. (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 Eric Ray in March. (417) 866-1399


RSVPaint, 440 S. Campbell Ave., is proud to present Artwork Under $100 in March. Enjoy affordable artwork in various media, plus check out RSVPaint’s schedule of painting classes for individuals, couples and groups. (417) 413-4331.


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Rick Byrd plus Live Music by Madison Avenue and the Swivel Sisters for the March 6 Art Walk. (417) 832-8277


Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, 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 Photography by Shiloh Smith and Photography by Bruce Adib-Yazdi  for March. (417) 895-8015

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