2nd Saturday features 16 original art venues

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First Friday Art Walk invites you to join us for Second Saturday July 9. A laid-back afternoon stroll event, Second Saturday features the art and artists of Art Walk in a relaxed, daytime event geared to all ages. Enjoy original art, live demonstrations and artist receptions in 15 participating locations July 9. View and Print the July 9 2nd Saturday Map to plan your custom Second Saturday experience!


Art Inspired presents Photography & 3-D Art

Featured Artist Nathan Smith displays his photography and three-dimensional works at Art Inspired in July.


Quirky creativity at Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters

Visit Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters for ceramics and two-dimensional works by Gallery Artist Monette Mark, plus enjoy locally crafted AromaTreats soap.


Color your world with Chromatic Pop: The Art of Jesse Schwartz

Obelisk Home does it again with Chromatic Pop: The Art of Jesse Schwartz. Enjoy Schwartz’ colorful, large-scale canvases in a retrospective of pop culture icons.


Explore The Power of Two at Fresh Gallery

Fresh Gallery presents a pair of outstanding artists in July. Join Featured Artists Marian Chamberlain and Linda Passeri in a show of works titled The Power of Two, with a special Second Saturday reception 4-6 p.m. July 9.


BookMarx welcomes Featured Artist Christopher Bown

A unique art experience awaits at BookMarx with the original works of Christopher Bown, on display through July.




July 2016 Second Saturday Guide

Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artist Nathan Smith showing his photography and three-dimensional works. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, invites you to enjoy ceramics and two-dimensional works by Gallery Artist Monette Mark. Curiosity is the main theme of her work as she creates quirky objects and vessels that bring interest to the commonplace. Don’t miss Monette’s conversation about her work at 6 p.m. on First Friday. Also featured in the store this month is AromaTreats soap, created in Springfield by Certified Aromatherapist Teri Leigh Baird for the nourishment of your skin and the thrill of your senses! (417) 987-9155 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Christopher Bown. “I’m an artist born in Austin and raised here in Springfield. I’ve been exploring various artistic mediums for most of my adult life such as photography, illustration, collage, graphic design, and most recently VR sculpting. I am also the proud father of a stumpy, 9-year-old man named Wallace.” 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 Marian Chamberlain and Linda Passeri during the month of July in a show titled The Power of Two. Join them for a Second Saturday reception 4-6 p.m. July 9!

Marian Chamberlain is an area native who has been influenced by a strong personal drive, an art and art history based education, experiences as an educator and personal experiences residing in other states. She works in printmaking, pastel, graphite, and watercolor, as well as a variety of other media. Chamberlain’s work can be found across the United States from Florida to New Jersey to the west coast. She is a member of Fresh Gallery, Best of Missouri Hands, the Springfield Regional Arts Council, the Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild, and the Springfield Visual Arts Alliance. Chamberlain says of her art, “I am moved by particular moments that I feel the need to capture in my work. I enjoy many different mediums but printmaking has become a passion for me, as it allows me to combine drawing and an involved artistic and technical process.”

Linda Passeri, has been a commercial artist since 1977 and has worked as a sign painter, muralist, pin-striper and graphic artist. Only in more recent years has Passeri begun sculpting.  Her home and studio are located in the Moon City Creative District in North Springfield. Passeri is a member at Fresh Gallery, Springfield Regional Arts Council, Best of Missouri Hands, and the Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild.

Passeri says of her work, “I find inspiration imagining organic subjects as mechanical beings.  Sometimes, I paint what I envision, other times, three dimensional work is the result.  I don’t like to limit my work to any one medium.  I work in clay, metal, acrylic paint, found objects, etc. so that I have no constraints as to how I bring the idea to life.” Passeri’s work is whimsical and highly detailed.  Her ability to combine multiple media results in pieces that are intricate and multifaceted.  There is something intriguing on every surface. Meet the artists during Art Walk July 1 and join them for a Second Saturday reception 4-6 p.m. July 9! 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, has a brand new exhibit, From Paintbrushes to Pincushions ~ The History of Women’s Artistry in the Ozarks. Don’t miss this exciting new display, featuring local artwork created by women from the 1870s through the 1950s, on Second Saturday July 9!  Free admission during First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies for Second Saturday) (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 including July Featured Artist Marty Goodnight. 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 Chromatic Pop: The Art of Jessie Schwartz. Statement: “Chromatic Pop is a retrospective of pop icons; whether they are from history, films, television, or classic rock.

“Growing up in the late 60’s and 70’s influenced me and my work in a way that I only recently realized. Music, television, and films were a way to escape and helped me get through some very tough times. Naturally, as I select subjects to paint, I find myself turning to what I know best. I am not only captivated by the body of work of my subjects but the character in their faces and what they convey. I believe the reason so many people like my work is because each piece brings back a memory for them as well.

“The process of Chromatic Pop, in which I paint is very intuitive. I myself am not sure of the outcome until it is complete. I let the colors pick themselves and I go along for the ride.

“Using large canvases and brushes forces me to paint big and lets the subject have a visually bigger impact when viewing. The process starts with randomly spreading three contrasting colors on the canvas, then defining the shadows of the subject. Soon I am layering multiple colors; making sure to allow the original three contrasting colors to bleed through. All this happens while in the background the music of my subject is playing. The faster the song the faster I paint. Since I am unable to have these icons sit for me to paint, the music makes me feel as though they are in the room with me.” —Jessie Schwartz  (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites you to enjoy: Paintings in the Colorist Style by Carole Lobry Ogden for Second Saturday in July! (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 Bill Shultz. Bill Shultz is an artist, poet and farmer-in-training based in Springfield. He received his M.A. of Studio Art and Theory from The Summer Institute of Visual Art at Drury University. 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 Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, is open for Second Saturday. Enjoy Watercolor USA 2016 and the ongoing exhibit String Theory: Textiles from the Permanent Collection. Free and open to the public! (417) 837-5700

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Aaron Ivie in July. 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 July. 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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