Fresh Gallery’s Pour Amour headlines 2nd Saturday Feb. 13
If you missed First Friday Art Walk on Feb. 5, or you want some more, Second Saturday is for you! Join us from noon to 5 p.m. in 16 participating Art Walk venues for a laid-back, afternoon stroll version of the Art Walk.
Feb. 13 Highlights
Fresh Gallery headlines Second Saturday in February with Pour Amour, a wine-and-Valentine-themed art event benefiting Lost & Found, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. during Second Saturday. 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.
Art Inspired’s own Derek Martin wows visitors with a collection of his latest photographic images, while Springfield Brewing Co. features a selection of lanscapes by Featured Artist Alicia Farris.
BookMarx is proud to display February Featured Artist Ryan Burton: Graphic Expression, while the History Museum on the Square gives new perspective on Springfield’s historic heart with On the Square: 200 Years at the Center of Everything.
Missouri State University galleries have a pair of fantastic shows on display this month. MSU Brick City Gallery presents the haunting work of Russian-born artist Victoria Goro-Rapoport: Inhabiting Mystery, while MSU Student Exhibition Center features an impressive collection of two-and three-dimensional works in the Art + Design: Printmaking and Ceramics Students’ Biennial Exhibition.
Also, don’t miss the work of our dedicated artist studios: Springfield Pottery and Springfield Hot Glass Studio. Springfield Pottery features amazing ceramics, as well as fine craft from 45 regional artists. Springfield Hot Glass Studio, a working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays.
February 2016 2nd Saturday 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
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
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 its fabulous Pour Amour event on Second Saturday Feb. 13! Don’t miss your opportunity to own a hand-painted wine glass by a Fresh artist, with sales benefiting Lost & Found. 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. Regular admission applies for Second Saturday (free admission during First Friday Art Walk). 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
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 Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents MSU Department of Art + Design: Printmaking and Ceramics Students’ Biennial Exhibition for Second Saturday in February. You will be impressed by this amazing collection two- and three-dimensional works. (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
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Photography by Diana Antley for Second Saturday in February. (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., presents 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 Original Artworks for 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 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 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