March 14 2nd Saturday features 15 art locations

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The galleries of First Friday Art Walk invite you to Second Saturday, noon-5 p.m. March 14 in 15 participating venues. Join us for a laid-back afternoon stroll in Springfield’s historic downtown with original art, live demonstrations, fabulous food and more. To plan your own custom art tour, View and Print the March 2015 2nd Saturday Map


March Highlights include:


    • Art Inspired welcomes you to an exhibit by Artists with Disabilities


    • “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


    • Enjoy March Featured Artist Kat Wilson at Arts & Letters


    • Experience Featured Artist Eric Ray at Qdoba Mexican Grill


    • See Master Studies of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Works at Park Central Branch Library


    • Visit Nomad and Springfield Brewing Co. for Original Art


    • Join BookMarx for March Featured Artist Patrick Bowie’s show Pens and Needles


    • Get your bids in at Birds for Babes, a silent auction of bird-themed art at Fresh Gallery, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Springfield Missouri Chapter of Newborns In Need



 March 2015 Second Saturday 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. 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 Featured Artist Patrick Bowie’s show Pens and Needles in March.


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


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. Now on display: For Burkina. (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. Regular admission charged for Second Saturday; free admission on First Friday. (417) 831-1976


Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Original Art for Second Saturday in March. (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


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, puts its focus on Impressionism and Post Impressionism in March with Master Studies of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Works by OTC Fine Art students 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


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Rick Byrd for Second Saturday March 14. (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



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