Second Saturday May 9 features art in 17 Art Walk venues

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The members of First Friday Art Walk invite you to enjoy Second Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday May 9 with original art in 17 participating locations! Second Saturday is a laid-back, Saturday afternoon version of the Art Walk, featuring the original art exhibitions that debuted on First Friday in a family-friendly, daytime setting. View and Print the May 2015 2nd Saturday Map to plan your custom Second Saturday Art Walk experience.


Student and senior shows abound in May, with The BFA Senior Exhibition at MSU Brick City Gallery and Graphic Design Practicum: Final Projects at MSU Student Exhibition Center, plus enjoy the art of the Spring Student Showcase at OTC Fine Art Gallery at the Gillioz with a Student Ceramics Sale, 11a.m.-1 p.m. on Second Saturday.


Interested in international culture? Visit Park Central Branch Library for Sumi-e Japanese Painting and Prints by Allen Lee.


Fascinated by local history? Don’t miss the final weekend of the History Museum on the Square’s show “We’ve Always Been Here,” Stories of the African American Community in Greene County.


Visit the artist studios of Springfield Hot Glass Studio and Springfield Pottery; see Arts & Letters’ glorious May exhibit: Who Framed Nathan Gamel?; and grab lunch at Springfield Brewing Company or Qdoba Mexican Grill, while you enjoy their shows by Artist Cynde White and and Artist Amy Sampson, respectively.


If coffee and pastries are more to your taste, stop by sponsor European Café for Lavazza espresso and delicious macarons, surrounded by original artwork.


Art Inspired spotlight’s Mental Health Awareness Month with its mixed media and collage exhibit Family Secrets: The Storytelling Art of Steven Head, while Fresh Gallery explores two- and three-dimensional art, including original jewelry designs, with Featured Artists Elaine Willig and Karla Breeding Trammell.


Visit BookMarx for Featured Artist Danielle Cardenas, and be sure to ask them about their upcoming Birthday Celebration, also, check out the latest art exhibit, and ink, at Transformation Gallery & Tattoo.


Experience the fun, fey creativity of artist-decorated birdhouses at Obelisk Home’s annual Birdhouse Silent Auction benefitting Habitat for Humanity, plus enjoy the talents of Obelisk’s Featured Artist Mary Hamilton in her latest show, Paradigms.


Finally, be sure to pick up the May 2015 issue of Art Walk News, available at all official Art Walk member locations, for details on featured artists, plus the official entry form for Art Walk’s 14th Anniversary Art Contest, now under way!


May 2015 Second Saturday Guide


Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, presents Family Secrets: The Storytelling Art of Steven Head for Second Saturday. This fantastic show, in mixed media and collage, is presented in recognition of Mental Health Month. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Who Framed Nathan Gamel? for Second Saturday. From the Artist: Nathan Gamel finds inspiration in nature, in his domestic environment and in the vibrant culture of the 1980s pop art and street art intersection, specifically in the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. When you look at Gamel’s work, there is a familiarity in the subject matter of pets, portraits of his family and himself, checkered floors that recall your aunt’s kitchen and then there is a spark of the foreign: Thai lettering, elephants, pandas. Juxtaposed over the domestic and the exotic is a flash of rebellion: Words and interspersed images that make the viewer think of urban environments, of street art, of the New York avant garde of 1985. Gamel’s work takes layers of imagery, history, emotion and text and flattens them into one visual plane. This ability to express depth within a stylistically flat scene has intense impact and a richness that is often lost in our contemporary painting scene. (417) 830-8186


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents May Featured Artist Danielle Cardenas for Second Saturday in May. From Artist Danielle Cardenas: “At the age of 6, when my grandparents returned from a trip to Arizona, they presented me with the gift of a lovely coloring book. It was a little advanced for my age, but with the encouragement of my mother, I filled the pages with color.  

“I realize now, it was then that something beautiful and rewarding had taken root within me. Eventually, this evolved and grew into a wonderful family tradition…the sharing in and appreciation of art. This, in turn, led me to various art competitions, and by the age of fifteen, I was editor of my own online magazine.  

“Throughout the years, my interest in art has grown into a passion that is as fulfilling as it is inspiring. I’ve experienced unique self-expression through various mediums. However, I feel my ideas and interests are best conveyed using pencils, acrylics and printmaking techniques, with a focus on nature, wildlife and the environment…realistically and in the abstract.

“It is with the hope of fostering a love for our planet and all of its inhabitants, that I create each piece of art.  My show entitled ‘Save Our Bees,’ features pieces done specifically to help support and protect our honeybees! A donation of 50% of the profits made from the sale of these prints will be made to Earthjustice.”


European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy its regular displays of local art and wildly creative edibles during Second Saturday. (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 May Featured Artists Karla Breeding Trammell and Elaine Willig. Karla Breeding Trammell is a multi-talented artist whose works range from two-dimensional paintings and drawings to jewelry design. “We live in a culture where most of us are just too busy to pay attention to the simple beauty of nature that surrounds us. I believe that an artist should use her God-given talent to preserve as much of that beauty as possible, capturing a mood, a fleeting moment or a sense of space.” Elaine Willig is known for her wonderful jewelry creations, born of her instinctual talent for arranging gems, stones, beads and found objects into stunning pieces. Her jewelry creations are one-of-a-kind and range from whimsical to traditional. She is also Fresh Gallery’s resident repair master, and she loves to take custom orders for special events. Take some time to sit with her; you will be amazed at her ability to design exactly what you are looking for! (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 for Second Saturday in May. This is your last opportunity to see this fantastic exhibition! Regular admission applies for Second Saturday) (417) 831-1976


MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents The BFA Senior Exhibition, an exhibition of work by 18 MSU seniors completing degree requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts/Studio Art. Enjoy the exhibit for First Friday and Second Saturday in May. Featured in this exhibition are: Emily Boone, Olivia Duvall, Meghan Walsh, Claire Franke, James Conner and Jonathan Bolli: Photography; Arwen Watkins and Katelyn Butler: Metals; Laci Carlisle: Sculpture; John Gueltzau and Twan Dickison: Ceramics;

Charles “Andy” Corbett and Ali Parmenter: Painting; Aaron Ivic, Printmaking; and

Jacob Stewart, Megan Rhoden, Tyler Thrasher and Dylan Pieper: Animation. (417) 836-6794 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Fri, noon-5 p.m. Sat and by appointment; closed Sunday and University holidays


MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., is proud to present Graphic Design Practicum: Final Projects for the May Art Walk and Second Saturday.  Students in the Missouri State graphic design demonstrate their ability to define and select a problem of visual communication that requires the work of a designer and/or illustrator, emphasizing the design process and visual organization of the process for presentation. Students were encouraged to work with community nonprofit organizations. (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 Original Art in May. (417) 559-9695


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Paradigms: The Art of Mary Hamilton, plus the annual Habitat for Humanity Birdhouse Auction. Bids for the Birdhouse Auction continue through the month of May. “The paintings in my Paradigms series are intended to be allegorical studies that reflect and explore the process of forced, untimely or unwanted change. The chosen common objects in the compositions symbolize the subliminal meanings understood by our own confined perspective – the comfortable room of our own limited knowledge.The objects appear to be confined in an inescapable interior space with a structured, yet confusing pattern. The separation created by juxtaposed, natural backgrounds suggests a feeling of surreal freedom and a need to escape from self-contained truths.

“The viewer is invited to break away from a pre-determined response, but not without feeling an inner struggle of tense opposition, inescapable fate or the confusion of an unaccepted fact. These images seek to explain the power and influence of our own incomplete axioms and the significance of the changing landscape of the human mind.”

– Mary Hamilton (417) 616-6488


OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents its 2015 Spring Student Showcase for Second Saturday AND a Student Ceramics Sale, 11a.m.-1 p.m. (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, invites you to enjoy its exhibition, Sumi-e Japanese Painting and Prints by Allen Lee. (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 Amy Sampson in May. Enjoy Amy’s award-winning photography during Second Saturday. (417) 866-1399


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Cynde White for Second Saturday May 9 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



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