First Friday in June features Chalk Walk, shuttle to Watercolor USA 2016 opening  

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First Friday Art Walk in June, 6-10 p.m. June 3, features our 2nd Annual Chalk Walk, exciting new artist shows, live music, artist receptions, a shuttle between downtown and Springfield Art Museum, and the Watercolor USA 2016 Opening at SAM. To plan your custom Art Walk experience, View and Print the June 2016 Art Walk Map and/or View the June 2016 Art Walk Newsletter


Art Walk is also proud to welcome a new sponsor in June: Mane Salon & Social House! Located at 404A W. Walnut next to Fresh Gallery, the Mane event for First Friday is a Grand Opening Celebration with Live Music featuring Paul Nix and longweirdword.


Chalk Walk meets Chalk & Art Festival

Art Walk debuted the Chalk Walk last year during Second Saturday in July. We’re bringing it back for “prime time” in June, pairing it with the June 3 First Friday Art Walk! Various locations will offer awesome sidewalk art, hands-on activities and more. Our efforts are enhanced by Foster Adopt Connect’s first-ever Chalk & Art Festival June 3 and 4 in the 200 block of West Mill Street. During the Walk, Foster Adopt Connect will partner with ideaXfactory to offer chalk art, guest artists at work, kid-friendly activities, balloons, face painting, etc.


Shuttle connects Art Walk shows & Watercolor USA

Art Walk sponsor Springfield Art Museum offers free shuttle service from the Museum to the Art Walk from 5:30 to 9 p.m. during Art Walk. Park at the Art Museum and catch a ride. In June, the shuttle gives you a direct line between the Watercolor USA 2016 Opening Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Art Museum, and the 8th annual SRAC Members Show & Reception, 5-8 p.m. at The Creamery Arts Center.


June Art Walk Highlights

  • Artist Elaine Johnson brings whimsy to Art Inspired in paintings and prints
  • Enjoy ArabEx II: Arabesque Expressionism at Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters
  • BookMarx presents Featured Artist Danielle Hartzler in June
  • Equality Healthcare welcomes New Art by Stephanie Cramer and T.D. Scott, and adds Artist Marty Goodnight to its lineup
  • Fresh Gallery presents Sparkle and Splash, a show by June Featured Artists Robin Coulter Crabb and Alicia Farris
  • Patton Alley Pub welcomes Featured Artist Ariel Golightly in June
  • Springfield Brewing Co. presents Featured Artist Aaron Ivie
  • Featured Artists Marian Chamberlain and Paul Little take the spotlight at Systematic Savings Bank


June 2016 Gallery Guide

Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artist Elaine Johnson with a show of paintings and prints, and is a Chalk Walk location. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, invites you to enjoy the work of Abed Monawar with his show titled: ArabEx II: Arabesque Expressionism. ArabEx is a style of paintings that include formal motifs borrowed from Traditional Arabesque, and rendered in paint using Abstract Expressionist techniques. Arts & Letters’ featured store artist is Brandy Roberts with refinished and vintage items. Also, don’t miss Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters Chalk Walk art! (417) 987-9155


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Danielle Hartzler. From the Artist: “Lines upon lines upon lines. I have always been a doodler, but it wasn’t until college that I realized my potential to create patterns. When my professor gave me a small sketchbook and fine-tipped pen to carry everywhere, I began drawing shapes that turned into something more. The acting of repetition in drawing lines over and over is exciting. I love thinking up a potential concept, starting with a few simple lines on a blank sheet of paper, and seeing how the lines evolve. While repetition is foundation that pulls a work together, I never want any two pieces to be too similar. I enjoy having work be able to stand alone as well as fit into a body.

“My desire in producing such line work is to stun the audience with its complexity. The aspect of pen to paper rather than digital production as utilized in the work changes how the work is perceived. God has created such beauty and we have been given the ability to create – in turn – beautiful things. At the same time, the imperfection and sometimes crumbling of patterns is a reminder of the reality of our humanness. Intricacy meets beauty meets frailty. Lines upon lines upon lines.” – Danielle Hartzler


Bruno’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 416 South Ave., welcomes you to Art Walk at Bruno’s with the Chalk Walk. Bruno’s celebrates Italy with its Chalk Walk art, plus 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, proudly presents SRAC’s 8th Annual Members Show & Reception, sponsored by Positronic Industries. There is no fee to participate for SRAC artist members, each of whom may submit a single work for display by the deadline of 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 This show features two and three-dimensional works, and pieces submitted for this show will be juried for inclusion in SRAC’s fifth annual Caught My Eye Invitational Exhibit in November of this year. This event includes a delightful reception, and is on the Art Museum to Art Walk shuttle route. (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., is Closed for Summer Break. (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, presents New Works and a New Artist in June. Equality is proud to add Artist Marty Goodnight to its display, plus new pieces by Artists Stephanie Cramer and T.D. Scott in June. (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 Featured Artists Robin Coulter Crabb and Alicia Farris in June. The two have titled their month-long exhibit Sparkle and Splash. Both artists will be gracing the gallery with new works.

Robin Coulter Crabb is an exceptional glass artist. Her pieces range from whimsical to intricate and from traditional soldered to kiln slumped. “My favorite tool in creating my artwork is my glass cutter,” Crabb says. “With it, I can take a sheet of glass and cut the pieces to use as a painter would dip their brush.” As owner of Robin’s Nest Stained Glass, Crabb has been commissioned by numerous churches, plus commercial and residential clients. She never knows what her next request will be, and she always welcomes a challenge to explore new techniques.

Alicia Farris is one of the original members of Fresh Gallery, which was founded over seven years ago. Farris is currently serving as Gallery Coordinator and loves being involved in every aspect of Fresh. Farris paints in acrylic, oil and is a nationally known watercolor artist. She strives to capture her subject matter, whatever it may be, by reflecting and creating light, color and mood to stir the viewer’s emotions. Her work has been exhibited with such organizations as the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Southwestern Watercolor society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Missouri Valley Impressionists Society, St. Louis Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA, and has been honored with multiple awards over the years. (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, continues PILE(LANDS), an exhibition that explores consumption and waste through a series of sculptural and video installations by John Dougherty, and invites you to enjoy Chalk Walk 2016 Art and the Foster Adopt Connect Chalk & Art Festival June 3! Enjoy chalk art, live artist demonstrations, kid-friendly activities plus vendor booths on the parking lot behind ideaXfactory.


Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, presents Live Music for its Grand Opening Celebration during the June 3 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 755-7681 Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat


MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, is Closed for Summer Break. (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, is Closed for Summer Break.


MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., is Closed for Summer Break. (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 Deeper Look: The Art of David Burt, a show of amazing photographic images. From the Artist: “We think that because we have pointed our eyes at something, we see what is there to be seen. But in reality, every day is an opportunity to broaden our perceptions of the world around us. Since 1978 I have used the camera to explore this process of seeing more deeply. Each year that passes only creates a more awakened eye, eager to discover what seems hidden at first glance.” – David Burt (417) 616-6488


OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, is Closed for Summer Break. (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


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites you to enjoy a new exhibit, Springfield Stone Buildings: Photography by David Eslick. Also, at 6 p.m., Eslick, photographer and Landmarks Board historian, will present The History and Construction of Springfield’s Stone Buildings. 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., presents Featured Artist Ariel Golightly in June. About the Artist: Ariel is an aspiring artist currently residing in Springfield, MO, but home, for her, has always been Asheville, NC. The diverse culture and welcoming artistic community in the Land of the Sky gave this budding artist a space to develop and pursue her craft without judgment or discouragement.

Ariel grew up in a household filled with creativity; her mother is a gifted painter, while her siblings engage in origami, photography, and illustration. Ariel, like most of her family, is self-taught; giving her art the natural wonder of someone who never learned how to say “No.”

While occasionally dabbling in other mediums, Ariel primarily works with pen and ink and acrylic paint. Her work focuses on the theme of contrast, whether in content or in color. In addition to a sharp line between darkness and light, her images often convey the blurred distinction between innocence and wickedness. Fear, horror, and sorrow are drawn in line with beauty, youth, and hope. The high contrast is intimately intertwined in a way that stirs conflicting emotions with equal vigor. The beautiful and the repulsive live side by side, arms akimbo, compelling the viewer to confront the fact that neither are quite as clear cut as we would like to believe.

“To use an image to stir such conflicting emotions, simultaneously, creates a lasting impression. I hope my art can serve, not just as a momentary curiosity, but as a lasting reminder that not all is as it seems.” – Ariel Golightly 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 June. 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 the Watercolor USA 2016 Opening 5:30-7:30 p.m. with FREE rides 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 June. 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 June. 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., is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that not only produces a range of amazing ceramics, but also features examples of Fine Craft by over 45 Local, Regional and National Artists. Springfield Pottery welcomes you to First Friday and Second Saturday in June! (417) 864-4677 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


Systematic Savings Bank, 318 South Avenue, a proud Art Walk sponsor, is delighted to present Featured Artists Marian Chamberlain and Paul Little for the June 3 First Friday Art Walk. 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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