2nd Saturday features Fresh artist reception

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Art Walk is proud to present Second Saturday events for June 11! View and Print the June 2016 2nd Saturday Map to plan your custom 2nd Saturday experience.


Second Saturday is Art Walk’s Saturday afternoon stroll event scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Set one week after Art Walk, it is a laid-back, daytime event geared to all ages. If you missed Art Walk, or you want a second look, Second Saturday is for you!


Join 15 Art Walk member locations for local art, history, culture and special events. An exciting feature of Second Saturday in June is the Fresh Gallery’s wine and cheese reception with Featured Artists Robin Coulter Crabb and Alicia Farris, which begins at 4 p.m.


June Second Saturday 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


    • Fresh Gallery presents Sparkle and Splash, a show by June Featured Artists Robin Coulter Crabb and Alicia Farris


    • Obelisk Home features Deeper Look: The Art of David Burt


    • Don’t miss Springfield Stone Buildings: Photography by David Eslick at Park Central Branch Library


    • Patton Alley Pub welcomes Featured Artist Ariel Golightly in June


  • Springfield Brewing Co. presents Featured Artist Aaron Ivie



June 2016 Second Saturday 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. (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. (417) 987-9155 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com


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 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 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. Meet the artists at a special reception 4-7 p.m. on Second Saturday!

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. 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 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 www.obeliskhome.com


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites you to enjoy a new exhibit, Springfield Stone Buildings: Photography by David Eslick. (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 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 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 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 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., 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 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 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 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 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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