Nov. 6 Art Walk features Jerry Rice, Tour of the Globe, SAM shuttle, award-winning art
From award-winning creations, to live art demonstrations, join 22 Art Walk venues for art receptions, installations, international culture, live music, tastings, hands-on art, zines, the Art Museum-Art Walk shuttle and much, much more, 6-10 p.m. Friday Nov. 6. To plan your custom Art Walk experience, View and Print the Nov. 6 Art Walk Map or View the November 2015 Art Walk Newsletter
Among the November highlights: Iconic Route 66 Artist Jerry Rice will reveal his historical painting Central at the History Museum on the Square at The Fox Theatre during the Nov. 6 Art Walk!
Hotel Vandivort joins the Walk in November with a Stunning Collection of Local Art in various media, while OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz continues the Art Walk 14th Anniversary Art Contest Exhibition.
Tour of the Globe returns to MSU Center of International Programs in November! This multifaceted cultural bazaar brings the world to the Morris Center with traditional dress, food, dancing, games, art, and more.
IdeaXfactory does it again with Contemporary Ceramic Sculptures by Rodo Padilla, Sculpture Games Award Winners and the Interactive Clay Wall by MSU Clayworks. Check out the sculpture garden: Here there be monsters!
MSU’s Brick City Gallery welcomes Aj Smith and Marjorie Williams-Smith: Manifestations in Silver in the East and West galleries.
Fresh Gallery puts the spotlight on Featured Artists Carl Huser and Jennifer Leeper in November.
European Café welcomes the OTC Fine Art Drawing II Exhibition for First Friday and Second Saturday in November, plus enjoy Live Jazz during Art Walk.
After Art Walk, don’t miss Christmas on Campbell, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Nov. 7, which includes several Art Walk venues, and Second Saturday, our laid-back, afternoon stroll event, noon-5 p.m. Nov. 14! Art Walk will also launch its Window Decorating Contest on Nov. 21 as part of the Festival of Lights Celebration.
November 2015 Gallery Guide
Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, features Carol Ogden’s collection of paintings in an exhibit titled Luna for First Friday and Second Saturday in November. Plus, don’t miss Christmas on Campbell at Art Inspired on Nov. 7, the day after the Walk! (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Vitals, a new exhibition of work by Sarah Hebert for First Friday and Second Saturday in November. Don’t miss the opening reception 7-10 p.m. Art Walk night with live music performed by The Violet Lockets and a Tasting with Mother’s Brewing Company. Arts & Letters also invites you to enjoy Christmas on Campbell on Nov. 7, the day after the Walk!
From the Artist: “Life. It is abundant, living, breathing and surviving. It is spontaneous, varied, and resilient, its knowable qualities mixing with the unknowable. Its energy moves around us, through us and with us like a pulse. A pulse keeps one alive, thriving; as does nature. Do we treasure it, do we appreciate it? Do we share it with each other, commune with it in our time? Or do we criticize it, devalue it? Even worse, do we ignore it altogether?
“For this show I reflect on these passions: Life, Nature, Color, and Form. In my art I use multiple tactics to express these elements: traditional painting, drawing, digital illustration and photography. Through bold lines, layers, and as full a spectrum of color as I can muster, I have tried to capture one small aspect of nature’s essence, its vitality.
“Take a moment, and see the world with me. Look through the layers, and see what values and experiences *you* bring to the scene. Observe the forms, angles, curves and shapes that surround *you*. Everyday, we all see nature through our own prism.” (417) 830-8186 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents November Featured Artist Sandi Baker. About the Artist: Sandi Baker, the featured artist for the month of November at BookMarx, is a lifelong artist and art teacher from Springfield. During her 30 plus years of working in education, she has had the opportunity to experiment with many different media. Textiles, drawing, painting, printmaking, papier mache sculpture, and her most recent experimentation using paint chip samples in collage will all be on display. Known for her bright colors and whimsical, almost childlike style Sandi’s show will be one you definitely will want to see. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Nourish: From the Palette to the Palate. We share food. We cook food. We buy food. There are food trucks, food television shows, and holidays centered on food. Food is important to us not only because we need it to live, but also because food is a cultural and social experience—so why not celebrate our love for food? November’s exhibit will bring delectable treats for the eyes and the taste buds through displays of artwork.
The exhibit invites artists to draw inspiration from all things edible, drinkable, or cuisine- and cooking-related and to submit their palate-pleasing work in any medium. Enjoy the opening reception 5-8 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk, Nov. 6; the exhibit continues through Friday, Nov. 27. www.SpringfieldArts.org (417) 862-ARTS (2787). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays Note: The Creamery Arts Center is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception begins at 5 p.m.
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Rebekah Polly: Color: A Collective Experience for the Nov. 6 Art Walk. This exhibition by artist Rebekah Polly is a display of narratives from people of color, living in the Ozarks region. Guests of the show, will interact with a series of large portraits, as they tell their personal narratives. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgalleryOpen 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Th; 6-9 p.m. First Fridays
European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents OTC Fine Art Drawing II Exhibition for First Friday and Second Saturday in November, plus enjoy Live Jazz during Art Walk. The Drawing II exhibition includes works created for class assignments including white conte’ on black drawing paper, and chiaroscuro drapery drawing. From OTC Fine Art Instructor Tom McCune:
White conte’ on black drawing paper: The objective of the white pastel on black drawing paper was a Drawing II assignment meant to challenge students to create areas of negative space on the edges of forms to create the illusion of Gestalt Closure. It is human nature to identify positive shapes and name them. Gestalt Closure creates an illusion where people sometimes see objects that are not completely drawn but the brain connects negative areas to positive shapes in order to close them and create a nameable object.
Chiaroscuro drapery drawing: The charcoal on gray paper drapery drawing emphasizes Chiaroscuro, the study of the properties light and how we use those properties to enhance our observation skills of the effects of light and transfer our understanding through the application of the gray scale (shading). Students are encouraged to squint in order to identify the brightest highlights and darkest value shapes. Value identification and interpretation is greatly increased when students can identify value as shapes, smaller value shapes within larger values shapes as well as secondary reflected light. Simultaneous contrast is used by darkening the darkest value shapes next to lighter value shapes which increases the value of intensity of both the dark and light value creating heightened contrast and visual interest. 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 November Featured Artists Carl Huser and Jennifer Leeper for First Friday and Second Saturday, and the artists of Fresh invite you to enjoy Christmas on Campbell Nov. 7, the day after the Walk!
Featured Artist Carl Huser traces his love of woodturning back more than 60 years to an old German woodworker who always had time for a curious youngster. It was in Bruno’s shop that he learned to appreciate and respect the beauty that is found in wood. Bruno’s reverence for wood turned out to be contagious and since then, Carl has found wood to supply a respite like none other.
Huser’s main interest is in the turning of vases (hollow forms) and bowls; a blend of form and function. His material comes exclusively from wood saved from brush piles or landfills. In salvaging native wood, the finished pieces are inextricably linked to the region and history from which they originated.
Featured Artist Jennifer Leeper’s works are a complete contrast to Huser’s as her pieces are two-dimensional depictions of the world around her. Her works are full of detail and life, depicting farm life, horses, and western-inspired scenes. A native of the small farming and ranching community of Lockwood, Mo., Leeper teaches art in a rural school and on weekends to students of all ages. 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 Historical Painting Reveal ~ Jerry L. Rice’s “Central.” The History Museum is proud to reveal Jerry L. Rice’s new painting, Central, during First Friday Art Walk Nov. 6. The 80-by-40-inch oil on canvas is a timeline tribute to Springfield’s oldest high school from 1893 to 2015. Also, enjoy the History Museum’s ongoing exhibit, Victorian Springfield – An Era of Elegance and Growth. Free admission during First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies for Second Saturday). (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org
Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, is an upscale boutique hotel featuring a Stunning Collection of Local Art, including works by Stephanie Cramer, Julie Blackmon, Dustin Burgert, Jeff Broekhoeven, Shelly Forbes, Andrew Begemann and Michael Stelzer. Enjoy Hotel Vandivort’s unique atmosphere, art and upscale dining at The Order. (417) 832-1515 www.hotelvandivort.com
IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents Contemporary Ceramic Sculptures by Rodo Padilla, Sculpture Games Award Winners and the Interactive Clay Wall by MSU Clayworks in November. Rodo Padilla is a ceramics and bronze sculptor from our sister city Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico, where he maintains a working studio with 24 employees. After graduating as an industrial engineer at University of Guadalajara, he studied ceramics in Japan, Argentina and Italy. Rodo has received Mexico’s National Award of Ceramics awards in 1992, 2000, 2003 and 2007, and he is currently represented by Tlaquepaque and Puerto Vallarta galleries. He serves as President of the National Ceramics Award and was named the Ambassador for the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011. http://ideaxfactory.com
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents Aj Smith and Marjorie Williams-Smith: Manifestations in Silver. Married couple, professional colleagues, and University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Professors Aj Smith and Marjorie Williams-Smith will be exhibiting drawings executed in metal-point – a slow, unforgiving, difficult and delicately beautiful process that has been used uncommonly since before the Renaissance. (417) 836-6794 http://art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Fri, noon-5 p.m. Sat and by appointment; closed Sunday and University holidays
MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, presents Tour of the Globe for the Nov. 6 Art Walk! Tour of the Globe transforms the Morris Center downtown into a global bazaar for an evening, allowing the Missouri State and Springfield communities to experience the diverse cultures represented by our students at Missouri State. Students showcase their home countries with traditional dress, food, dancing, games, art, and more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDh1h2HoQD0 http://international.missouristate.edu
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the MSU Design & Image Student Exhibition in November. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.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 Color: The Art of Betty Parnell.
“I love color. I am moved and transfixed by COLOR.
“I can still smell wood chips, sawdust, and the huge green machine that cut wood with a loud whirring sound. Quickly turning the corner in my Dad’s lumber yard, past a green peanut dispenser and red soda machine, I walked softly on the old slats and looked up. My eyes filled with excitement and desire to touch what they saw: THE DUTCH BOY PAINT SAMPLES. Oh my goodness…what a beautiful sight. They gleamed in intensity with a color spectrum from bright to subtle. They rimmed the tops of the wall around the store as they occupied my sight and spirit for hours. Since then, flowers of all colors, shapes, and textures have replaced memories of the little Dutch Boy with painter’s hat and overalls.
“Not that long ago I took a risk. I bought paint, brushes, and a palette knife. Dabbling in the paint, utilizing hands, tools, and brushes created a rumbling of change deep within. My world took on a different lens through which I would view all things. I painted. Each painting is unique with every stroke, swipe, and drip being its own adventure.” – Betty Parnell (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, will continue the Art Walk 14th Anniversary Art Contest Exhibition in November, including Grand Prize winner It’s Magic by Wesley Horton, Second Place winner Haruki’s Sweater by Mikey Yates, Third Prize winner Ozark County Barn by Marion DeCocq, The People’s Choice winner GTO by Alison Simmons and dozens more gorgeous original works. (417) 447-8975 www.facebook.com/otcfinearts and otc.edu/finearts 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 Note: OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its art reception starts at 5 p.m.
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Colored Pencil Drawings by Linda Bruner in November. Linda Brunner expresses her love of the natural world through her colored pencil drawings. Also, visitors can get hands on with Zine-Jam. There will be zines to look at and members of a local “Zine” group will have an interactive table where people can learn to make mini-zines. (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 An Artist to Be Announced for the Nov. 6 Art Walk. Details to emerge shortly! (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).
RSVPaint, 440 S. Campbell Ave., Will Not Participate in the November Art Walk. www.RSVPaint.com (417) 413-4331.
Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, is Open LATE for Art Walk. The Art Museum offers you a FREE ride to and from Art Walk on the SAM Shuttle 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 6. Park at the museum, catch a ride to Art Walk, and enjoy the best that creative Springfield has to offer! (417) 837-5700
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., invites you to enjoy First Friday Art Walk in November 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 to enjoy a celebration of seasonal wonders as its glass masters create Snowmen in November. Springfield Hot Glass also invites you to enjoy Christmas on Campbell on Nov. 7, the day after the Walk! Springfield Hot Glass Studio is a working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work that 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. Join them for First Friday and Second Saturday in November, as well as Christmas on Campbell Nov. 7, the day after the Walk! (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