2nd Saturday features art talk, Sculpture Walk

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The May 6 First Friday Art Walk was phenomenal, but if you missed it, or want a second helping, Second Saturday is for you! Join us noon-5 p.m. in 15 participating locations for our laid-back, Saturday afternoon stroll event. To plan your custom Second Saturday experience, View and Print the May 14 2nd Saturday Map Also, don’t miss the newly unveiled Sculpture Walk!


May Second Saturday Exhibits


    • Art Inspired is proud to present Artist Sarah Hebert in May.


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


    • BookMarx welcomes Andie Bottrell: The Break-Up Art Show


    • Fresh Gallery presents Twin Artists Louise White Prater and Lucile White Hammond plus Collecting Art, a guest lecture by Springfield Art Museum’s Nick Nelson


    • Hotel Vandivort features An Array of Outstanding Art by local artists ranging from Photography by Julie Blackmon to Blown Glass by Nick Willett.


    • Obelisk Home presents Dustin Burgert: 5 and the 10th Annual Birdhouse Auction benefiting Habitat for Humanity


    • Park Central Branch Library presents Paintings by Sean Schwendinger


    • Qdoba Mexican Grill presents Featured Artist Meike Aton


    • Springfield Art Museum, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents String Theory: Textiles from the Permanent Collection


    • Springfield Brewing Company presents Featured Artist Aaron Ivie in May


    • Springfield Hot Glass Studio invites you to enjoy Live Demonstrations of the Glassblower’s Art


    • Springfield Pottery features examples of Fine Craft by over 45 Local, Regional and National Artists


  • Transformation Gallery & Tattoo is a venue for Original Fine Artwork by Gabe Tenneson and Austin Evans.


The Sculpture Walk

Downtown becomes an open-air art museum with The Sculpture Walk. Enjoy a wide range of pieces in various media, debuting in May. View all Sculpture Walk locations on the official map, here



May 2016 Gallery Guide

Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artist Sarah Hebert. 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 presents Featured Artist Beatle Mike in May with his show A Candy Colored World.   (417) 987-9155  www.artsandlettersspringfield.com


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


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Dustin Burgert: 5, as well 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 www.obeliskhome.com


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites you to enjoy a new exhibit, Paintings by Sean Schwendinger in May. (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 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 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 for Second Saturday. Enjoy its current exhibits, including String Theory: Textiles from the Permanent Collection! (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 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. Springfield Pottery welcomes you to Second Saturday in May! (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

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