Nov. 14 Second Saturday features art in 16 venues
This weekend enjoy painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, blown glass, ceramics and more with Second Saturday Art Walk, noon-5 p.m., in 16 participating venues, plus enjoy the Shop Downtown Holiday kickoff!
November 2015 Second Saturday Guide
Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, features Carole Ogden’s collection of paintings in an exhibit titled Luna for Second Saturday in November. (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 in November. 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
European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents OTC Fine Art Drawing II Exhibition. 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.
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 Jerry L. Rice’s “Central,” plus its ongoing exhibit Victorian Springfield – An Era of Elegance and Growth. Central, an 80-by-40-inch oil on canvas is a timeline tribute to Springfield’s oldest high school from 1893 to 2015. Regular admission applies for Second Saturday (Free admission on First Friday). (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
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 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 Colors: 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
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. (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 Artist Gwen Bond of Blue Dragon Artworks in November. (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 During Second Saturday. Enjoy the best that creative Springfield has to offer! (417) 837-5700
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 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. (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