February Art Walk features 2 new members, Hearts for the Arts, 24 active art locations
Art from the Heart is a common theme for First Friday and Second Saturday Art Walks in February! Join us 6-10 p.m. Friday Feb. 5 for original art, live music, live art demonstrations, silent auctions, hands-on art experiences and a few surprises in 24 participating art locations. View the February 2016 Art Walk Newsletter or View and Print the February Art Walk Map to plan your custom Art Walk experience!
New Members Debut
First Friday Art Walk is proud to welcome two new members in February! Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, is Springfield’s newest medical clinic and joins Art Walk with an outstanding show of Original Art by Stephanie Cramer, Betty Parnell and T.D. Scott. Patton Alley Pub, 313 S. Patton Ave., will make its Art Walk debut with a solo exhibition by Featured Artist Stacia Miller. Please offer our new members a warm welcome!
Hearts for the Arts: I See Red
The Creamery Arts Center celebrates the 8th annual Hearts for the Arts: I See Red Exhibition and Silent Auction Feb. 5. The event, featuring original works donated by local artists, raises funds to support Springfield Regional Arts Council’s arts education programs.
News-Leader/Harmony House Art Walk Exhibit
First Friday Art Walk is proud to partner with the Springfield News-Leader and Harmony House for The News-Leader’s Best Photos of 2015 Exhibition. Proceeds benefit Harmony House, which provides shelter, advocacy and education to survivors of domestic violence. See it at The Coffee Ethic, adjoining Art Walk member Park Central Branch Library.
Fresh Gallery’s Pour Amour Headlines Second Saturday
Fresh Gallery invites you to enjoy Pour Amour, a wine-themed art event benefiting Lost & Found, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. during Second Saturday, Feb. 13. Purchase a beautiful, hand-painted wine glass for $14 (or a pair for $24) and enjoy a pour of the wine (or nonalcoholic beverage) of your choice.
February 2016 Gallery Guide
Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, is proud to present an up and coming photographer, Art Inspired’s Own Derek Martin for First Friday and Second Saturday in February. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, welcomes Featured Artist Christopher Bown with his new body of work Face/Face: A Conversation for Nobody in Particular. “This is a collection of people I may (or may not) know saying nothing at all.” (417) 830-8186 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents February Featured Artist Ryan Burton: Graphic Expression. From the Artist: Ryan Burton lives and works in Springfield, Missouri. He has been painting for many years and has had several shows in the area. Artist, photographer, computer designer. An eye for the unique. A mixture of materials, and color, combining with a graphic design to form a pleasing, eye-catching style. Based in the abstract and taking from street art and classic design to create a new unique perspective. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents 8th annual Hearts for the Arts: I See Red exhibition, a fundraising silent auction of red or heart-themed works. Proceeds from the event benefit the SRAC’s arts education programs. The silent auction began with in-person bidding at The Creamery and online at www.SpringfieldArts.org on Jan. 15 and ends at 8 p.m., culminating The Creamery’s First Friday Art Walk reception. Online bidding ends at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 and in-person gallery bidding will end at 8. 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. and ends at 8.
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Robert Gerhardt’s Muslim/American, American/Muslim exhibition in February.
From the Artist: “On September 11, 2001 there were innumerable casualties: lives claimed both among the towers and in the aircraft, loved ones shattered by grief, and an iconic city skyline, forever altered. Even with the passing of the 10-year anniversary of the attacks, a certain casualty of this tragedy still struggles to even be acknowledged. Muslim Americans have faced the brunt of serious cultural misunderstanding, discrimination, and acts of violence due to their perceived relation to the attackers.
“My goal for this project, then, is to try to understand and document the intersection between ‘Muslim’ and ‘American,’ since the latter part of this community’s identity is often forgotten. I began photographing for this project on the first night of Ramadan in 2010, and I continue to make photographs through the present day. My hope is that this photo series can encourage a dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims in America that attempts to erase the boundaries that engender a sense of ‘them’ and begin to foster a sense of ‘us.’” (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Th; 6-9 p.m. First Fridays
Encore Gallery, 109 Park Central Square, invites you to enjoy the wood, stone and iron artisanal pieces created by James Faulkner from salvaged materials, architectural remnants and more. (417) 863-1993 Open during Art Walk, by chance and by appointment.
Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, Springfield’s newest medical clinic, is also a brand new Art Walk member! Equality Healthcare makes its Art Walk debut with a phenomenal show by Featured Artists Stephanie Cramer, Betty Parnell and T.D. Scott. (417) 633-7020 www.equality.healthcare Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Fri Note: Equality Healthcare is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception begins at 5 p.m.
European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy Live Irish Folk Music by The Blue Blazes, plus 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 a preview of its fabulous Pour Amour event, a Valentine’s Day-themed event featuring handpainted wineglasses and a “pour” of your favorite beverage to benefit Lost & Found. Don’t miss it on Second Saturday Feb. 13! 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 ON THE SQUARE – Two Hundred Years at the Center of Everything.
Enjoy our new Spring Exhibit at our historic Fox Theatre & discover the real history of the Square. Free admission during First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies for Second Saturday). The spring exhibit is open 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Sat through April 30 (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org
Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, is an upscale boutique hotel featuring An Array of Outstanding Art. Enjoy Paintings by Stephanie Cramer, Jeff Broekhoeven and Dustin Burgert; Photography by Julie Blackmon and Jim Mayfield; Blown Glass by Gabe Bloodworth and Nick Willett; Sculptures by Michael Stelzer and Mixed Media by Shelly Forbes. Hotel Vandivort invites you to experience its unique atmosphere, art and upscale dining at The Order. (417) 832-1515 www.hotelvandivort.com
IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, Will Be Closed in February. http://ideaxfactory.com
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents Victoria Goro-Rapoport: Inhabiting Mystery for First Friday and Second Saturday in February. Russian born Victoria Goro-Rapoport trained as a set designer before discovering etching and printmaking. Her work explores the precarious connection between human-made spaces and the humans who inhabit them. (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, brings its focus to The Country of Pakistan for the Feb. 5 Art Walk. MSU Center of International Programs invites you to experience the world through its Art Walk events focused on cultural displays, food, music, art and more. http://international.missouristate.edu
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents MSU Department of Art + Design: Printmaking and Ceramics Students’ Biennial Exhibition for First Friday and Second Saturday in February. (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 Impressive Instant, The Art of Colby Kern Morrell.
Artist Statement: “We live in a society where everyone is racing to be first—to be the strongest, richest, fastest, and most liked. Men especially have this pressure to maintain a certain image, to constantly prove their masculinity to the world. Women have societal expectations too, but it is never a big deal if a woman exhibits masculine characteristics. However, if a man exhibits feminine characteristics, he’s subjected to endless ridicule. It’s ok for girl to look like a boy, but not ok for a boy to look like a girl? Why is that?
“I have always been interested in the image of the young man. What are his motivations, fears, and desires? How does what he perceives society expects of him alter his behavior? My goal is to illuminate the vulnerability of the men I shoot. In doing so, my subject and I create an honest exploration of the vulnerabilities of being a man.
I believe it is our vulnerabilities that make us better beings. They enable us to connect with people. When you stand in front of camera, you expose your vulnerabilities and open yourself up to emotional and psychological risk. …” (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents Chinese Artist and Art Educator Shirley Yiping Zhang displaying a body of work inspired by the Chinese New Year. (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 Photography by Diana Antley for First Friday and Second Saturday in February. At 6 p.m. Art Walk night, hear Missouri State University art history major Nick Deckard discuss Art Rejecting Authority: Anatoly and Russian Expressionism in the USSR. Then, at 7, enjoy Valentines, Crafts & More for all ages. Whether it’s a traditional Valentine’s Day card or a unique bookmark, show your adoration with a handmade craft. Singles and couples are welcome! Materials will be provided. (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.
Patton Alley Pub, 313 S. Patton Ave., makes its Art Walk debut with February Featured Artist Stacia Miller. Stacia has always loved to work with all different types of media, but drawing has always had a special place in her heart. She has begun an apprenticeship with an amazing artist, and her work is the result of her preparation. www.thepattonalleypub.com Open 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. M-Sat, 11 a.m.-midnight Sun Note: Patton Alley Pub is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until Last Call on First Fridays.
Qdoba Mexican Grill, 401 S. Kimbrough, presents A Show to Be Announced for First Friday and Second Saturday in February. (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 Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., invites you to experience The Art of Alicia Farris for First Friday Art Walk and Second Saturday in February. Alicia Farris devotes herself full-time to creating art and sharing her passion by teaching through the Springfield Regional Arts Council and throughout the Midwest.
Alicia paints a variety of subject matter but always has in mind the re-creation not just of an image, but of mood, light, and colors that capture her imagination. This month at Springfield Brewing Company, she will feature dramatic landscapes in both acrylic and watercolor
Among much recognition, Alicia recently received Best of Show awards at the 16th Annual Open Exhibition of the St. Louis Watercolor Society, the 4th Annual Missouri Valley Impressionists Society National Juried Exhibition, and the Visual Artists Alliance of Springfield Open Portrait Exhibition. Her artwork has been selected for inclusion in a number of prestigious exhibits including the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Southwestern Watercolor Society, and Missouri Watercolor International. She was one of eight Missouri artists chosen to display work in the Governor’s Mansion in Jefferson City.
Her work can be seen locally at Fresh Gallery, Springfield. Check Alicia’s website www.afarris.com for her workshop schedule and to see more of her work. Springfield Brewing Company is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: entertainment begins early at 5 p.m.; also open until Last Call on First Fridays.
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., prepares for Valentine’s Day by crafting gorgeous Red Roses and Red Vessels for the holiday! Visit them for First Friday and Second Saturday in February. A working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, Springfield Hot Glass Studio 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 February! (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