Downtown is Hopping and Shopping for 2nd Saturday April 11

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For those who missed out on the April 3 Art Walk (and for those who just can’t get enough) the galleries of First Friday Art Walk invite you to Second Saturday, noon-5 p.m. April 11 in 16 participating venues. In addition, downtown Springfield will be hopping and shopping this Second Saturday with the annual Downtown Sidewalk Sale. Come down for art, shopping, dining and all the things that make downtown Springfield, MO, a regional destination. You’ll be glad you did! To plan your route, View and Print the April 2015 2nd Saturday Map

 

Second Saturday Highlights include:

 

    • Art Inspired welcomes Featured Artist Diana Antley

 

    • Arts & Letters presents Celebrating Nature’s Artby Gail Rowley and Faces in the Crowd by local graffiti artist John Worcester

 

    • BookMarx presents April Featured Artist Randolph Dietz

 

    • European Café by Sweet Couture invites you to For Burkina

 

    • Fresh Gallery celebrates the artists of its annual Juried Competition & Exhibition

 

    • The History Museum on the Square at The Fox Theatre presents “We’ve Always Been Here,” Stories of the African American Community in Greene County

 

    • MSU Brick City Gallery presents Show Me Your Lone Star in the West Gallery, plus First Glimpse: Burlesque! by Stephen Spencer in the East Gallery

 

    • MSU Student Exhibition Center invites you to The Foundations Exhibition

 

    • Nomad presents Original Art in April.

 

    • Obelisk Home presents To Everything – The Art of John Hull in April

 

    • Park Central Branch Library presents One Read: Visual Interpretations of “The Giver” by artists Nathan Gamel, Gary Bedell, Old Mr. Bones, Meganne Rosen O’Neal and Christiano Bellotti

 

    • Qdoba Mexican Grill hosts the Award-Winning Photographer Amy Sampson

 

    • Springfield Brewing Company presents Featured Artist Michael Yates

 

    • Springfield Hot Glass Studio offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays!

 

    • Springfield Pottery is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that features examples of fine craft by over 45 local, regional and national artists.

 

    • Transformation Gallery & Tattoo presents Original Fine Artwork by Gabe Tenneson and Austin Evans

 

April 2015 2 Saturday Gallery Guide

 

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, presents Photography by Diana Antley for Second Saturday. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat

 

Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Celebrating Nature’s Art by Gail Rowley on the Gallery Wall and Faces in the Crowd by local graffiti artist John Worcester on the Salon Wall for Second Saturday. From Artist Gail Rowley: “I’m a nature photographer who lives in the rural Ozark hills near Willow Springs, Missouri. I can’t help it; I find I just have to chronicle the nature around me. My past work and studies have been in education, child development and ecology. I’ve been a long-time member of the Missouri Stream Team Program, and am currently involved in prairie restoration. As artist and owner of Ozark Stream Photography, I sell nature cards and custom prints. I’ve been exploring the outdoors all my life, and I love to document some of nature’s less-noticed treasures. This exhibit will be a celebration of both nature’s power and nature’s secrets. I will display my art in a variety of fine art printings – some with handcrafted, solid Ozark-wood frames. From scenes and critters to super-macro, there will be a wide spectrum of our natural world with a focus on the Ozarks. I try to capture photos, only to find that I am captured by this power called nature!” With Faces in the Crowd, graffiti artist John Worcester has created portraits of people of artistic and cultural significance in the Springfield arts scene. The portraits are small, mostly 8 x 10 inches, done in acrylic and aerosol paint on canvas. Also enjoy live music and a tasting with a local brewery during Art Walk, details to be announced. (417) 830-8186 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com

 

BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents April Featured Artist Randolph Dietz, a freelance writer, artist and educator from southwest Missouri, living on the farm where he raised 4 children and many reptiles. Randolph’s colored pencil “Cartoons of Eternity” are the result of his human experience: escaping pain and pursuing beauty. Randolph’s pictures are of the random gathering of universal flotsam that somehow coalesce into the entities they are. They are drawn without a plan and completed in a few sittings; they seem to draw themselves. The exhibition continues with Second Saturday April 11. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks

 

European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy its fundraising art display, For Burkina, during April, plus regular displays of local art and wildly creative 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, is proud to present its annual Open Juried Show and Competition in April. Don’t miss this incredible show, and be sure to view the winning entries: Best of Show Winner Janet Jordan’s sculpture Come Fly With Me; First Place Winner Evan Wright’s mixed media work Shatter No. 1, Into the Deep; and Second Place Winner Deby Gilley’s linocut The Street Minstrel. 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, continues its exhibit, “We’ve Always Been Here,” Stories of the African American Community in Greene County. Regular admission applies for Second Saturday. (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org

 

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, invites you to Show Me Your Lone Star, featuring 10 emerging artists with roots in the contemporary Texas art scene, in the West Gallery, plus First Glimpse: Burlesque! by Stephen Spencer in the East Gallery. Don’t miss the closing reception for Spence, 6-8 p.m. April 17. (417) 836-6794 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., hopes you will visit them noon-5 p.m. Second Saturday for The Foundations Exhibition, one of the most interesting exhibits held at the Student Exhibition Center. Beginning level classes show projects that have been assigned to demonstrate the students’ understanding of various artistic concepts in two- and three-dimensional design and drawing. (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 in April. (417) 559-9695

 

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents To Everything – The Art of John Hull. “Vivid oils on large canvases, these paintings are my attempt to capture a time of day, a season of the year. Abstract and influenced by Impressionism they invite the viewer to explore the canvas, filling the eye with color and light.” – John Hull (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

 

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents One Read: Visual Interpretations of “The Giver” by artists Nathan Gamel, Gary Bedell, Old Mr. Bones, Meganne Rosen O’Neal and Christiano Bellotti. This One Read event is a celebration of The Giver, the title for this year’s one book, one community initiative. (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 Amy Sampson in April. Enjoy Amy’s award-winning photography. (417) 866-1399 www.goodwillandguacamole.com

 

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Michael Yates in April. (417) 832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com

 

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 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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