Enjoy 2nd Saturday, Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Aug. 15
If you missed First Friday Art Walk Aug. 7, take heart! Second Saturday, featuring 13 participating art venues, is 1-5 p.m. Saturday Aug. 15. Enjoy the shows that debuted on First Friday in a laid-back, Saturday stroll environment. View and Print the Aug. 15 2nd Saturday Map to plan your custom Second Saturday experience. Have lunch, visit your favorite galleries, and enjoy all that historic Downtown Springfield has to offer, including the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, Aug. 14-16!
Among the 2nd Saturday highlights in August:
- Art Inspired presents Featured Artist Dennis Tawes
- Arts & Letters presents Featured Artist Old Mr. Bones
- Enjoy the works of Mixed Media Artist Kim Hamburg at BookMarx
- Fresh Gallery presents Artist and Designer Amos Gott in August
- Experience local history with Start Your Engines: A Century of Motor Racing in the Ozarks at The History Museum on the Square
- Visit Obelisk Home for Whispers: The Art of Paula Jones
- Join Park Central Branch Library for “I Knew Not Where I Was,” Paintings by Joey Borovicka
- Qdoba Mexican Grill welcomes Featured Artist Alan O’Neil
- Enjoy ceramic art and a variety of fine craft at Springfield Pottery
- Experience Original Fine Artwork by Gabe Tenneson and Austin Evans at Transformation Gallery & Tattoo
August 2015 Gallery Guide
Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artist Dennis Tawes. After serving as the First Pioneer Artist in Millville, New Jersey’s Glasstown Arts District for the past 15 years, Artist Dennis Tawes has returned to the Ozarks. TAWES was well-known as the Caricature Artist at Silver Dollar City, Roy Clark’s Theater and many other venues throughout the region. His work will be featured in a one-man show called Lights Out, Painting On. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Featured Artist Old Mr. Bones for 2nd Saturday. An enigmatic local graffiti artist, Old Mr. Bones has garnered quite a following from other street artists, the art scene and the community in general. His unique style and tediously perfected technique leave the viewer wanting more. Although his work is often playful and brightly colored, it is almost always very dark in terms of subject matter. 417) 830-8186 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Kim Hamburg for 2nd Saturday. Hamburg is a mixed media artist who creates her pieces using a variety of media including recycled and reclaimed materials; much of it found at thrift stores. She works with vintage fabric, old sewing patterns, photographs, books, maps, and anything else she can find that interests her. Being self-taught, she was drawn to mixed media because it allows her to experiment with different textures with the end result being less of a visual statement and more of way to express herself and her emotions through art. Currently, her pieces reflect her feelings about trying to live an authentic life and how one goes about doing that day by day. The frayed fabric and loose threads, the pieced together papers, the layers of paint, all convey the message that life is made up of bits and parts, and individual days, and all together they make up the whole of who we are. Kim hopes that the end result is that your eye will uncover the multiple layers that characterize her work and recognize something familiar in it. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
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. www.417EuropeanCafe.com (417) 942-5055 Open 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. F & Sat Note: European Café is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 11 p.m.
Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, is proud to feature Artist and Designer Amos Gott in August. “Drawing has been my first love from elementary school on. My most satisfying moments have been derived from the execution of a successful drawing or sketch.” says Gott in an article he wrote in American Artist Magazine.
Gott’s history is long and flourishing. He studied at The Art Institute of Chicago as well as under Boris Anisfeld and Helen Blackshear. In addition to a professional life of illustrating, designing and consulting, Gott has a long resume of teaching, solo exhibits, group shows, published articles, awards and works in permanent collections.
Gott’s teaching experience spanned 16 years in Ohio. He taught at Ohio State University, Columbus College of Art and Design, as well as Ohio University. His solo and group shows have a similar time span and could be seen in a variety of places in Ohio, including the Mayor’s office, Powell Historical Society, Beck Center for the Cultural Arts, and Gallery on High, just to name a few. 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, welcomes you to Start Your Engines: A Century of Motor Racing in the Ozarks for First Friday and Second Saturday in August. Free admission during First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies for Second Saturday) (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, Whispers: The Art of Paula Jones.
“I’ve been trying hard to come up with a name for this show…When I got quiet – this is what I heard…
I kept hearing Whispers.
Paint us like you feel us.
Paint us like you feel us.
I painted. And I slept with the painting. (I know – weird!)
During the night, in my dreams, the message came….
We speak to you in Whispers, so that you will be quiet.
We give you signs that we are present.
A hummingbird. A shiny penny. A cardinal. A butterfly. A song.
But, you have to be quiet enough to be aware of them. You have to be quiet enough to listen. Which is why we speak in Whispers. Being quiet is good for your soul. Being quiet and shutting out external distractions is a good thing. You are taught to go and do. You are actually made to feel guilty about being quiet, and doing nothing. But, that is the time that the messages come in. In the peace. In the quiet. When your head is not distracted by shiny objects. There is magic everywhere…you just have to listen.
Then, it occurred to me. The most magical time I ever had with someone, was during a beautiful spring day. Light was filtering through the trees and a soft breeze was blowing.
Let’s go outside and just “be”, I suggested.
I remember hearing a lawnmower, the birds singing, the smell of fresh cut grass, the softness of the breeze, and seeing the spots of sunlight flickering on the deck. No words were spoken. No words were needed.
We were present. Totally present. I don’t even remember touching, but I remember feeling so connected. Not just to him, but to the oneness that is.
Ahhhhhh…..there it is.
You DO listen.
When I’m quiet.” (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, is proud to present its August Art display: “I Knew Not Where I Was,” Paintings by Joey Borovicka.
Qdoba Mexican Grill, 401 S. Kimbrough, presents Featured Artist Alan O’Neil in August and September. (417) 866-1399 www.goodwillandguacamole.com Note: Qdoba Mexican Grill is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 3 a.m. (and offering late-night-only breakfast fare).
Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, is open to the public on 2nd Saturday. Enjoy Watercolor USA and various displays from the Springfield Art Museum collections. (417) 837-5700
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents New Art by Featured Artist Sean Tice in August!
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