Art Walk features Senior shows, Sculpture Walk, artist receptions, Off the Beaten Path

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Springfield Art Museum-to-Art Walk shuttle returns!


First Friday Art Walk is alive with art, music and exciting new events and venues 6-10 p.m. May 6.  To plan your own custom Art Walk experience, View and Print the May Art Walk Map


Student & Senior Shows

Visit OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz for the multifaceted Spring Student Showcase; enjoy the Senior Apex Exhibition at Drury University’s Pool Art Center Gallery, BFA Senior Exhibitions at MSU Brick City Galleries and Senior Design Professional Practicum Final Projects at MSU Student Exhibition Center.


The Sculpture Walk

Downtown becomes an open-air art museum with The Sculpture Walk. Enjoy a wide range of pieces in various media, debuting with the May Art Walk!


Off The Beaten Path – Transit Station Debut

Art Walkers will get the very first look inside the new CU Transit Station with Off the Beaten Path, an evening of art and live music in Springfield’s newest transportation destination!


Springfield True Crime

The Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose reopens for the May Art Walk! The museum, next to Art Walk member  Equality Healthcare, is free and open to the public during Art Walks from May to October.


Arts & Letters Renaissance

Arts & Letters has new owners and a new identity! Visit Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters to experience a new take on an Art Walk favorite.


May Highlights

  • BookMarx welcomes Andie Bottrell: The Break-Up Art Show
  • Fresh Gallery presents Twin Artists Louise White Prater and Lucile White Hammond
  • IdeaXfactory presents PILE(LANDS) by John Dougherty
  • Obelisk Home presents Dustin Burgert: 5
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill presents Featured Artist Meike Aton


May 2016 Gallery Guide

Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artist Sarah Herbert. Sarah lives in the Ozarks and her works consist of mixed-media collage paintings. They are comprised of acrylic paint, spray paint, ink
and collages of her digital illustrations and photography. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, is under new ownership! The newly dubbed Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters will celebrate its Grand Opening during the May First Friday Art Walk. Enjoy Featured Artist Beatle Mike with his show A Candy Colored World.  The show will explore a sugar coated world to avoid the everyday monotony of life. A set of prints by the artists will be given away during the evening and the first 100 customers will receive reusable fabric bags! (417) 830-8186


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Andie Bottrell with The Break-Up Art Show. Andie began creating art at an early age thanks to her mother, noted portrait artist Audrey Bottrell. At 17 Andie spent a year in Gorizia, Italy studying art in various mediums from abstracts to sculptures to mosaics. In the years since, Andie has continued to experiment in different mediums and techniques.
The Break-Up Art ShowFrom the Artist: The week before Christmas I went through a break-up. When the break occurred, almost instantly, I began to paint obsessively. It wasn’t so much a choice as a subconscious compulsion to do something that activated enough of my eyes, hands, heart, and mind to distract myself from thoughts and feelings I could not otherwise avoid. And, it worked. When trying to think of a name and unifying theme for these works, I struggled—there are different subjects (some friends, some famous, some fictional, some me) and there are different styles and techniques, but the unifying factor is that they were all created within short succession in the feverish rage of a split. These paintings became my comrades—they gave me comfort, they entertained me, they sat witness as I worked through my pain. They are good very good companions, ready to spring to life when you need them.


Bruno’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 416 South Ave., is a stop you won’t want to miss during the May 6 Art Walk.  Enjoy the most authentic Italian pizza without going all the way to Italy.  After dinner, step your cultural experiences up a notch and venture upstairs to the Italian wine bar to experience Art Walk at Bruno’s. Check out Unique Tile’s Sicis Mosaic Tile exhibit brought in from Italy worth over $90,000.  Each mural was hand cut and placed with smalti and glass tile with precious metals.  Ron Hill with, Euroworld Design, will be exhibiting his artistic renderings of homes he has created and designed. These homes were built by Doug Pitts Construction.  Erica Lea Design Studios and Jacque Pitts Interior Design will have interior renderings and designs of interiors and trends. (417) 866-0007


The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, is Closed for the May 6 Art Walk. Be sure to visit SRAC at Artsfest on Walnut Street May 7 & 8. (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.


City Utilities Transit Center, 211 N. Main Ave, invites you to enjoy its Grand Opening during the May 6 Art Walk! Enjoy Off the Beaten Path, in which City Utilities Employees find their inspiration for art in unexpected places, plus music by Brother Ray and the Sometimes Righteous.


Drury Pool Art Center Gallery,  940 N. Clay St., presents The Senior Apex Exhibition. Throughout the course of the spring semester, our seniors work on their capstone projects which summarize, from an individual perspective, their years of study at Drury. These projects are proudly presented in our Senior Apex Exhibition. (417) 873-7263 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, presents Featured Artists Stephanie Cramer, Betty Parnell and T.D. Scott.  (417) 633-7020 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 its regular displays of local art and wildly creative edibles. (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 Twin Artists Louise White Prater and Lucile White Hammond in May, plus enjoy Collecting Art, a guest lecture by Springfield Art Museum’s Nick Nelson, on Second Saturday May 14.

About the Artists: Born in 1920 in Springfield, Mo., Louise and Lucille displayed unusual artistic ability that was evident as early as elementary school. Their art education included seminars under many well-known artists, the Famous Artist Course, Westport, Ct., and classes at the Springfield Art Museum. Their works have been in many juried shows including Watercolor USA in Springfield, Mo, the National Exhibition at Norfolk Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va., and the Invitational Art Exhibition at the Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH. Both women are adept in several painting mediums, but their favorite is watercolor.  Their works express a free-flowing impressionistic style.

Second Saturday: For Second Saturday May 14, Fresh features a lecture by Nick Nelson, director of the Springfield Art Museum, on Collecting Art. Enjoy the talk and reception 2-4 p.m. on Second Saturday. (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 the spring exhibit at our historic Fox Theatre and 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 June 18. (417) 831-1976


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. Open for First Friday and Second Saturday (417) 832-1515


IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents PILE(LANDS) on May 6.PILE(LANDS) is an exhibition that explores consumption and waste through a series of sculptural and video installations by John Dougherty. Dougherty is an artist who received his MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art and currently teaches at Missouri State University’s Department of Art + Design. He creates installations that explore themes such as humor, play and waste, and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Disjecta, PLACE PDX, Limner Gallery, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft.


MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, welcomes BFA Senior Exhibitions for the May 6 First Friday Art Walk. Nineteen senior students completing degree requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts/Studio Art are exhibiting their artwork at Brick City Gallery, April 7-May 10. Regular gallery hours are 11-6pm M-F, and Noon-5pm Saturday. Included in this exhibition are: Animation: Renee Alston, Dylan Sands, Eleanor Melton, Jessica Ball, and Jacob Derryberry Ceramics: Rebekah Bliss and Seth Hair Drawing: Rachael Ramsey, Jennifer Richardson, and James Derryberry Metals: Emily Holly Painting: Jessica Holt Photography: Shae Henderson, Rachael Holcomb, and Calvin Todd Sculpture: Samatha Hostler, Shauna Smith, Corey Weiland, and Ricky Briggenhorst (417) 836-6794 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, puts the spotlight on Latin American Countries in May. MSU’s Center of International Programs brings the world to southwest Missouri through displays of that incorporate traditional food, clothing, music and images.


MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents Senior Design Professional Practicum Final Projects. The Department of Art+Design’s final projects of the design practicum are based on a student’s ability to define and select a problem of visual communication that requires the work of a designer and/or illustrator. The process of design continues to be the emphasis of this problem, as well as visually organizing that process for presentation. Students are encouraged to work with community nonprofit organizations. (417) 836-6999 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 Dustin Burgert: 5, as well the kickoff of the 10th Annual Birdhouse Auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

From the Artist: “My relationship with abstract art is derived from a creative ability to see a finished product in my head before paint touches canvas. The visions I put to canvas are spontaneous and often don’t fall into a defined theme, although they may have a slight likeness that can be observed in them. Because art can mean or represent so many different things to so many different people, my goal above anything is to create conversational pieces that not only warm a room but inspire positivity and imagination as well.” — Dustin Burgert

About the Auction: Sponsored by Drury University and Obelisk Home, the Birdhouse Auction features many of Springfield’s local artists putting their own unique spin on birdhouses for very lucky birds. All proceeds go directly to benefit the important work that Habitat for Humanity does to provide homes for families in need throughout the Springfield area. (417) 616-6488


OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents the Spring 2016 OTC Fine Arts Student Showcase Exhibition for First Friday in May. Experience  the best work from Drawing I and II, Painting I, Ceramics I and II, 2 Dimensional Design, 3 Dimensional Design and Printmaking. Also enjoy student performances in music and theater from 5:30 to 9 p.m.  Student performers have been selected from Songwriting, Guitar I and II, Voice I, Piano, Acting I, Acting Fundamentals, Intro to Script Analysis, and Intro to Theater. The May 6 Art Walk Reception will be from 5pm to 9pm on the 3rd floor of the Gillioz Theater.  Music and Theater performances will take place in room 330. Also, don’t miss another opening reception sponsored by OTC Fine Art at Springfield Pottery where Portfolio Development students will present their original co-curated exhibition titled Seeing Blue. (417) 447-8975 and 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 runs 5-9 p.m.


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites you to enjoy a new exhibit, Paintings by Sean Schwendinger and a 6 p.m. Art Talk by Ghada El Haffar, From Where You Are: Banksy, Jenkins, and Wodiczko’s Use of Identity and Place in Contemporary Art. El Haffar is an art history, multimedia production and journalism major at Drury University. The Art Walk reception ends at 9 p.m. (417) 831-1342 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., Will not Participate in the May 6 Art Walk. 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 Featured Artist Meike Aton in May. From the Artist: It is my intention to create enjoyable art. I want the viewer to feel drawn into my work through its color, subject matter or simply by arousing curiosity that asks to be satisfied. The process of creating a painting gives me great joy. Once the subject is chosen, I delve into the matter, losing all sense of time and place. If the time at hand is limited, I set an alarm to wake and bring me back to the here and now. I appreciate my fellow artists and enjoy taking their classes – there is always something new to be discovered. (417) 866-1399 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, invites you to enjoy its current exhibits and offers you a FREE ride to and from Art Walk on the SAM shuttle 6-9 p.m. 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., presents Featured Artist Aaron Ivie in May. Aaron got his first introduction to printmaking at St. Charles Community College in the St. Louis area.  After completing his first acid etching he told himself he would never make another one. The intaglio process was tedious and very unpredictable. After moving to Springfield to pursue an education in graphic design at MSU, he began taking printmaking classes again as electives.  He attempted more etchings and eventually began to focus on them almost exclusively, quickly realizing where his true passion lay. In 2015 he graduated with a BFA with an emphasis in printmaking and drawing.  His works are surreal and often anatomical in nature.  In the development of a print there are many times when the artist must relinquish control over the outcome and let the process itself take over.  Aaron believes that his type of relationship with the medium gives more depth to his work and allows for unforeseen possibilities to manifest into his art. 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., invites you to enjoy Live Demonstrations of the Glassblower’s Art for First Friday and Second Saturday in May. 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 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, is once again open to the public during First Friday Art Walk! The Calaboose, Springfield’s original jail, was built in 1891 and used until the 1940s. The historic display covers a wide variety of fascinating crimes, lawmen and relics of law enforcement past. Visitors will be chilled by the sight of the last hangman’s rope and the black hood worn by the last condemned criminal to die by hanging in 1935.  The Calaboose is a stop well worth your time – drop in on First Friday! For more information on Springfield law enforcement history, visit Open until 9 p.m. on First Fridays


Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., welcomes Seeing Blue, a show co-curated with OTC Fine Art Portfolio Development students. A fine craft gallery and community clay center that features examples of Fine Craft by over 45 Local, Regional and National Artists, Springfield Pottery welcomes you to First Friday and Second Saturday in May! (417) 864-4677 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


Systematic Savings Bank, 318 South Avenue, returns as an Art Walk sponsor in May with A Show to Be Announced. Open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-F and during First Friday Art Walk


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 Open 1-9 p.m. T-Sat

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