Enjoy shows at 21 Art Walk locations Aug. 5!

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Note: We had two late breaking changes to this month’s lineup. Springfield Hot Glass Studio will be closed for Art Walk as their furnace is down, and Bruno’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar will participate with an exciting new show focused on 417 Design Award Winners.


It’s hard to believe, but a new school year is almost upon us! Come and celebrate the end of summer with the galleries of First Friday Art Walk! Join us 6-10 p.m. Aug. 5 for original artwork, live art demonstrations, live music, artist receptions, fine craft, and a smorgasbord of entertainments in 21 participating Art Walk locations. To plan your custom Art Walk experience, View and Print the August Art Walk Map


Worried about parking? Ride the Art Museum shuttle!

Art Walk sponsor Springfield Art Museum offers free shuttle service from the Museum to Art Walk from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on First Fridays through October. Park at the Art Museum and catch a ride in the air-conditioned comfort of a Fisk Limousine shuttle! Stops at Campbell and Walnut, Boonville and Water, The Creamery Arts Center and the Art Museum.


Art Inspired Academy shines

Visit Art Inspired to enjoy Student Art from the Art Inspired Academy!


BookMarx welcomes Zachariah Rippee

BookMarx presents Featured Artist Zachariah Rippee


ideaXfactory: Type-In and Neon Art Mash Up

ideaXfactory breaks new ground with the Type-In and Neon Art Mash Up featuring typewriters from the 1930s to 1990s where visitors can compose and create their own word art, plus interact with the neon Harmonic Wall  


Celebrate Cabin Days with Obelisk Home

Obelisk Home presents Cabin Days: The Art of Sophie Perry, exploring the humble cabin: a special human niche in the natural world


History Museum presents new summer display

The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre presents From Paintbrushes to Pincushions ~ The History of Women’s Artistry in the Ozarks, plus enjoy Along the Mother Road through Springfield in the theater. Free Admission on Art Walk night!


Second Saturday is hands-on at Arts & Letters

Enjoy First Friday Art Walk Aug. 5, and rejoin us for Second Saturday Aug. 13. 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. Featured this Second Saturday: Hands-on activities at Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters!


August 2016 Gallery Guide

Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Artwork by Art Inspired Academy Students.  Art Inspired Academy is a program of Abilities First.  We provide inclusive creative arts opportunities for
individuals with and without disabilities.  Works will be for sale from
Aug 5-26. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Gallery Artist Mike Miller with a show titled Naturally Kinetic: “A tree is a nature-built machine, a clock is a human-built machine; the intersection of those two dissimilar types of machines power the kinetic sculpture in this art exhibition.” Also enjoy the work of Featured Store Artist Pen & Pencil by Dwayne, taking commissions for Pen & Pencil drawings with a specialty in portraits and cars. (417) 987-9155 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Zachariah Rippee. A local artist/author/illustrator born and raised in the Ozarks, Zachariah believes that art is an important form of communication, essential to both the individual and society. Inspired by pop art, children’s literature, comic book illustrations, and the Missouri outdoors, Zachariah’s art offers something for everyone! www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks


Bruno’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 416 South Ave., presents 417 Design Award Winners for Art Walk in August. (417) 866-0007


The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Sound & Vision, debuting with the Aug. 5 Art Walk. Artists of southwest Missouri were invited to show their visual interpretation of music that moves them. Whether it is from contemporary musicians like the late, great David Bowie or Prince, harkening back to the days of Mozart, or even the peaceful sounds of nature, see how local artists find inspiration through music.www.SpringfieldArts.org (417) 862-ARTS (2787). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays Note: The Creamery is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception runs 5- 8 p.m.


Drury Pool Art Center Gallery,  940 N. Clay St., is Closed for Summer Break. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery 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 Featured Artists Marty Goodnight, Stephanie Cramer and T.D. Scott in August. (417) 633-7020 www.equality.healthcare 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. 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 Artist Alan O’Neal in August. O’Neal is a retired engineer.  He started photography before he can remember, and some of the images offered for sale were taken nearly 25 years ago.  O’Neal grew up in the country, still lives in the country, and has a fondness for nature.  All of these things have an influence on the type of pictures he takes.

In 2004, O’Neal started doing Digital Art.  His process is taking a photograph and creating an alternate image out of it.  O’Neal says, “My computer and mouse are my palette and paintbrush.  Many times the final results will have no appearance of being a photograph.  I find it neat that it is possible to have an alternate image of a good photo that is also pleasing.”  For O’Neal, it is also satisfying to take a less pleasing photo and create a desirable image from it.  He creates his photo art only from pictures that he has taken.  His works can also be seen in the permanent collections at St. John’s Hospital of Springfield and Boone Hospital of Columbia, MO.  In addition to those permanent collections, O’Neal has been represented in multiple galleries, juried shows and exhibitions. He has also received several awards, including the Juror’s Choice Award twice at the Waverly House Juried Exhibit in Springfield, MO.

In addition to taking all of his own photos, O’Neal does all of his own processing, printing, mounting and framing.  His largest printer is 44” wide.  Any of his available photos can be custom printed and framed.  O’Neal will be available to answer questions about his art and his processes during the First Friday Art Walk.  Also, please join Fresh Gallery for Second Saturday on Aug. 13. 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, From Paintbrushes to Pincushions ~ The History of Women’s Artistry in the Ozarks. This exciting new display features local artwork created by women from the 1870s through the 1950s. Also in August, enjoy Along the Mother Road through Springfield in the theatre. Summer gallery exhibit open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-Sat through Sept. 24. 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. 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


IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents Type-In and Neon Art Mash Up for the Aug. 5 First Friday Art Walk. The installation includes eight typewriters made in the 1930s to 1990s set up in period furniture workstations. Visitors can type whatever they like – letters, poems, stories, or art designs on creative paper media that is provides. Letters and postcards can be transformed into Mail Art at our collage, paint and stamping workstation and mailed at our ideaXfactory Post Office. Combining new technology with old, two typewriters from 1938 are connected to Russ RuBert’s neon art Harmonic Wall. Using the sound of typing, visitors can activate bands of bright colored neon. Sections of the neon art wall are also lit by waving hands above a motion-sensitive musical led board and by painting at easels with the Sonic Paintbrush. http://ideaxfactory.com


Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Arrowhead Art from the Ozarks by Michael W. Clark. The Ozarks has some of the best chert, flint, and obsidian in a wide range of colors and hardnesses, Clark says. He combines these artifacts, gathered from area fields and creeks, into framed art pieces.  (417) 755-7681 manesalonandsocial.com Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat


MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, is Closed for Summer Break. (417) 836-6794 http://art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm 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. http://international.missouristate.edu


MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., is Closed for Summer Break. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu 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 Cabin Days: The Art of Sophie Perry.

From the Artist: “In a rustic setting, the world around changes while some things—an old wood-burning stove, a lawn chair from the 70s, a set of decaying lakeside stairs—create a living history.

“Cabin Days explores these spaces through the filter of human memory, pausing to capture the expansive timelessness of the natural world and our own, little niche within it.

“My love for storytelling, adventure, and nature comes through in my work. I enjoy exploring quiet, nostalgic themes by tweaking the composition and experimenting with light and contrast to create evocative, spectacular settings.” —Sophie Perry (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com


OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, is Closed for Summer Break. (417) 447-8975 www.facebook.com/otcfinearts and otc.edu/finearts 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, Paintings by Dorene Cantrell. At 6 p.m., Juanita Lee and Kenny Key of the bluegrass band Blue Train will perform eclectic duets in the folk, country, gospel and pop traditions. The Art Walk reception ends at 9 p.m. (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., Will Not Participate in the Aug. 5 Art Walk. 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 A Show To Be Announced in August. (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, invites you to enjoy Watercolor USA 2016 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) 837-570

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Jessica Mahan in August! Jessica Mahan is an artist living in Springfield and works as a K-5 art teacher in Republic, Mo. She is featuring her eclectic mix of colorful and expressive paintings, including some pieces from her popular animal series. The show will also present selections of abstract work from the artist’s previous shows including, Storms, Roots and Wings. Her work exhibits several varieties of textures, mediums, techniques and subject matter. Jessica is inspired by color, focusing on the subtleties of reflected color in natural surroundings; exaggerating and juxtaposing color to create vibrancy and tell a story. She enjoys experimenting with varieties of texture using modeling paste, bubble wrap, lace, combs, saran wrap and sponges. Although most of her art takes on a happy, carefree feeling, sometimes, it gets dark.  A lot of her work includes abstract imagery of trees and birds, contrasting the idea of being grounded like a tree and the carefree, freedom of birds in flight. Jessica commissions custom paintings of various subject matter and can be found on Facebook under Jessica Mahan Art. Note: 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., Will Be Closed for First Friday in August. 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 Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, is 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 www.springfieldmo.gov/spd/AboutUs/history.html 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 August! (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com 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 Meike Aton and Sherry Haney for the Aug. 5 First Friday Art Walk. www.mysystematic.com 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 www.transformationgallery.com Open 1-9 p.m. T-Sat


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