2nd Saturday features art, culture in 14 venues

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Join 14 First Friday Art Walk venues for Second Saturday, our laidback daytime Art Walk event for all ages, noon-5 p.m. Saturday Oct. 10. To plan your custom Second Saturday experience, View and Print the Oct. 10 Second Saturday Map. Among the highlights:


Experience Love/Death/Magic: The Art of Megan Frauenhoffer at Arts & Letters in October.


Fresh Gallery features one of its newest artists, Leon VanWeelden, plus its first ever Photography As Art Competition and Exhibition.


The History Museum on the Square at The Fox Theatre presents its new exhibition: Victorian Springfield – An Era of Elegance and Growth.


Reflect on Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Art Inspired and Featured Artist “B,” plus enjoy Paintings by Ryan Knight.


Springfield Hot Glass Studio presents live demonstrations for Second Saturday


View the collage art of Featured Artist Tom Hembree at BookMarx.


MSU Student Exhibition Center presents Away From Home: Anne Wedler, featuring the artist’s unique views of Alaska.


October 2015 Gallery Guide


Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month by featuring the drawings of an artist known as “B.”  Please be advised: This exhibit features adult themes.  In addition, Art Inspired will feature paintings by budding New Artist Ryan Knight. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Love/Death/Magic: The Art of Megan Frauenhoffer in October. Artist’s Statement: “I am consumed by many anxieties. These thoughts take control, absorbing everyday moments. They cloud my mind, whisper in my ear, and seep into my dreams. This series is my way to expel those fears. Each work is an act of meditation over private struggles. Within each image, a metamorphosis is forced on the figure. The figure is often caught in a critical moment, left to decide his or her fate. Do they let this alchemical reaction destroy or empower? The result of these transformations is left to the viewer to resolve.”. (417) 830-8186 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Tom Hembree in October. From the Artist: “I use collage as a way of covering up the theft of an image. By censoring or altering those images I can simultaneously block and heighten their importance, and affect their ability to continue to function as a means of communication. It is from that contradiction that all of the work is made. I look for the balance between the direct appropriation and total destruction of an image.” 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, presents October Featured Artist Leon Van Weelden, plus its 1st Annual Photography as Art Competition for Second Saturday! Leon Van Weelden is relatively new to Fresh Gallery, but not new to art.  Van Weelden has a fascinating history in the arts.  He graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Speech and Theater with a minor in Art.

He has more than 25 years’ experience as the co-founder and performer with the Chameleon Puppet Theatre, which includes conducting workshops and participating as Artist in Residence in public schools.  Van Weelden has received the Citation of Excellence Award in the Art of Puppetry founded by Jim Hensen through the Union Internationale de la Marionette as well as other well deserved awards.

Van Weelden tries to appreciate and celebrate the simple pleasures in his life and in his art.  He finds beauty and inspiration in the things nature presents, such as the elegance of a tree, the roll of the horizon and the ever-changing mystery of the human face.  Van Weelden says of his work, “I continue to be fascinated by the magic of paper and brush, water and pigment, and the ability of the artist to convey emotion and inspiration to the viewer.”  He says that there is an urge in him that has been with him since childhood; an urge to create and make things with his hands.

Van Weelden’s works are stunning.  He uses a combination of mediums to re-create the things he views around him.   A close look at his pieces shows areas of softness and areas of intricate detail.  The combination of techniques results in spectacular renderings of everyday scenes.  Viewing his work is like taking a scenic tour of the countryside. 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, presents its newest exhibition: Victorian Springfield – An Era of Elegance and Growth. Regular admission applies for Second Saturday (free admission on First Fridays). (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org


MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents Away From Home: Anne Wedler. From the Artist: “Alaska has many rugged environments were people get to be pioneers and live embedded in the landscape far away from urban/suburban communities. While roughing it, modern Alaskans also enjoy a contemporary lifestyle with conveniences of high tech gear, access to food grown in a different climate and easy communication. Remote communities around Alaska are littered with the attempts to maintain this modern lifestyle. At the same time, manmade structures are reclaimed by the natural world at an alarming rate. Harsh weather in this extreme environment ages, distorts and eventually destroys anything foreign. I am attracted to the beat up dirty old satellite dishes and electrical wires that populate the communication hubs, residential neighborhoods and ruins. Their regularity sets them apart from the irregular natural forms of the landscape. They are a kind of industrial ornamentation. They exist in various states of decay. Some are just filthy others are tattered and crumpled. Even in a state of disrepair they have a quiet elegance. Satellite dishes are a symbol of this attempt to stay connected. They give a contemporary context to the timeless Alaskan landscape.

“I am interested in the intersection of the majestic and the mundane found on the fringe of developed areas of Alaska. I am currently developing a body of work exploring these manmade structures populating the Alaskan landscape in a variety of locations. I have been creating small oil paintings placing the landscape in a subordinate role as the backdrop to these fragile symbols of civilization. Most the works are based locally in and around Juneau. I plan to expand the project to represent additional locations around Alaska including Barrow, Haines and Adak. I would like an audience outside of Alaska to see this complicated and flawed, but poetic side of Alaska. I thought three large works of paper would be interesting in the street view platform space.” (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


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Balance: The Art of Kat Allie. “Journeying through life, I am seeking a greater understanding of the human condition and experience by responding through the creation of my art. The power to create, express and empathize is what makes us human. In this exhibit, “Balance”, the study of ancient symbols and cultural systems for balance and order have shaped my art while I respond to my presence in this world; within this moment.

“Maintaining ancient painting materials of beeswax, damar resin and the element of heat, I’m creating a symbiosis of past processes with immediate expression. Producing colors, lines and textures that provoke an innate feeling of harmony within the viewer the moment they stand before my work, is my purpose. Just as the warm analogous colors of the setting sun create a slow moving horizontal line over the cool hues of the ocean waters, I seek perfect balance within as I send perfect ‘Balance’ out.” – Kat Allie (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, is proud to present Creative Art and Design by Rick Byrd in October. (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.


Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, is Open during Second Saturday. Enjoy the best that creative Springfield has to offer with downtown galleries and Springfield Art Museum! (417) 837-5700


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., invites  you to enjoy First Friday Art Walk in October with Live Music and Original Art. Note: Springfield Brewing Company is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: entertainment begins early at 5 p.m.; also open late until Last Call on First Fridays.


Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you see Springfield’s glass masters craft gorgeous seasonal items just in time for the fall and winter holidays. Springfield Hot Glass Studio 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 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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