Second Saturday offers second helping of Art Walk entertainment

1 - September 9, 2015 - 0 Comments

If you missed out on the Sept. 4 First Friday Art Walk (or just can’t get enough), never fear, Second Saturday is here! Second Saturday is a laid-back, Saturday afternoon stroll featuring 15 of our Art Walk locations and their shows for September, noon-5 p.m. Sept. 12. To plan your custom 2nd Saturday experience, View and Print the Sept. 12 2nd Saturday Map


Be sure to check out the Art Walk 14th Anniversary Art Contest, deadline Sept. 21, applications online at and on the back of our print newsletter, available at all official Art Walk locations. $500 in cash prizes!



Among the highlights:

    • Art Inspired presents The Photography of Jeff Farabee


    • Enjoy Journeys: New Fiber Art from Paula Bonner Rosen at Arts & Letters


    • BookMarx welcomes Brian Koschak: Graphic Storyteller


    • Fresh Gallery presents September Featured Artists Robin Coulter Crabb and Alan O’Neal


    • Join Park Central Branch Library for Paintings in the Chinese Style by Shirley Yiping Zhang


September 2015 Second Saturday Guide


Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents The Photography of Jeff Farabee and Stained Glass by Betsy Johnson in September. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Journeys: New Fiber Art from Paula Bonner Rosen in September.  Paula is the weaving professor at Drury University and has created both woven work and needle felted pieces. From the artist: I am fascinated with the alchemy of color and texture in the natural world.  That fascination inspired my decades long exploration of the dance of color, light and design that occurs when these elements are translated in weaving and felting.  This show, Journeys, chronicles some of the places near and far and events that had a significant impact on that exploration. (417) 830-8186


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Brian Koschak: Graphic Storyteller in September. From the Artist: Graphic Storytelling has been my passion and craft for twenty-five years. Telling a story with images arranged on a page, whether through a 200 page graphic novel or a single illustration, offers a completely unique creative experience unavailable in any other art form.  I can be the director, cinematographer, actors, and editor of the films that play in my head.  there is no budget. I do not have to buy cameras, or set up lighting gear, or hire a caterer for the cast and crew.  The only limits are my imagination and my hand’s ability to transfer those ideas into illustrations onto a piece of paper.

“The main allure of Graphic Storytelling, for me, isn’t so much the illustration itself as much as it is the overall design of the piece as well as the experimentation with comic panels and page layouts.  I enjoy weaving an invisible design thread through an entire piece, manipulating the viewers’ eyes to be looking exactly where I want them to be looking at the pace that I want them to see it, and using comic panels in a way that tells a story like a kind of visual sheet music, with rhythm, beats, and tone, arranged into a unique overall graphic design.  Graphic Storytelling offers unlimited storytelling and design possibilities.  Once it got in my blood, I could never get it out.”


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. (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 present September Featured Artists Robin Coulter Crabb and Alan O’Neal. Robin Coulter Crabb is an exceptional glass artist.  Her pieces range from whimsical to intricate and from traditional soldered to kiln slumped.  “My favorite tool in creating my artwork is my glass cutter. With it, I can take a sheet of glass and cut the pieces to use as a painter would dip their brush.” Crabb says.

Alan  O’Neal is a retired engineer who has been shooting photos for longer than he can remember, with some of his works offered for sale being taken nearly 25 years ago. In 2004, O’Neal started doing Digital Art.  His process is taking a photograph and creating an alternate image out of it.  O’Neal says, “My computer and mouse are my pallet and paintbrush.  Many times the final results will have no appearance of being a photograph.  I find it neat that it is possible to have an alternate image of a good photo that is also pleasing.”  For O’Neal, it is also satisfying to take a less pleasing photo and create a desirable image from it. In addition to taking all of his own photos, O’Neal does all of his own processing, printing, mounting and framing. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk


MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents Matthew Zupnick: The Big One … or: Small Works in September. Matthew Zupnick creates beautifully crafted sculpture utilizing Cast bronze, welded steel, and carved wood that is allegorical in nature and refers to historical and current world events, human interaction and environment. (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., and the MSU Department of Art + Design presents The Animation, Digital Arts & Electronic Arts Students’ Biennial Exhibition.  (417) 836-6999 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F, noon-5 p.m. Sat; closed major holidays and University holidays


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents BREAKTHROUGH: The Art of Marty Goodnight. “We’ve all had breakthroughs in our lives. Some minor. Some cataclysmic. Some life-changing. There are one or two moments in an entire life that set the course and give us an opportunity, a choice, to become who we were meant to be. Those breakthroughs can be messy, imperfect, unplanned, surprising and glorious. They can cause frustration, anger and pain. But for those that make a breakthrough, it’s like a refining fire… a personal dare to risk everything to redefine what “everything” truly is while unveiling one’s real soul. The base/canvas of each painting is made up of multiple layers of newsprint with layers of paint, found paper pieces, acrylic and other mixed media. My former career in newspapers since I was 19 years old plays a major role in the foundation of the works. My life experiences make up the rest. Layering, creating depth and changing the surface of the painting is a way I tell a story. Edges are meant to be touched, layers are supposed to change and the surface, while sound, is alive. In most cases, light breaks through it all representing the change one can experience if one is strong enough to make the choice, or a least understand another’s journey.” – Marty Goodnight. (417) 616-6488


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, is proud to present Paintings in the Chinese Style by Shirley Yiping Zhang in September. (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 Alan O’Neal in September. (417) 866-1399 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 on Second Saturday! Enjoy the best that creative Springfield has to offer! (417) 837-5700


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., invites  you to enjoy Artwork by Paul Little III!


Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., is a working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, Springfield Hot Glass 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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