Art Walk shows continue on Second Saturday Oct. 15

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If you missed the Oct. 7 First Friday Art Walk, despair not! Many of our shows stay up all month long, and Second Saturday is an ideal time to catch the shows you missed, or get a second helping of your favorites. Held noon-5 p.m. on the second Saturday following Art Walk, Second Saturday is a laid-back, daytime version of the Art Walk for all ages.


Second Saturday Gallery Guide

Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Drawings and Prints by Judy Meirick. A native of Pierce City, Judy enjoys working in graphite pencil, colored pencil and oils. Her unique designs are all original and come from her heart. She lives in southwest Missouri and attended Missouri Southern State College in Joplin as an art major. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, brings Art Walkers a love letter worthy of the bard with Shakespeare and the Power of Art, by Featured Artist Ali Parmenter

From the Artist: “Art and Literature have always been important to me because it gives all of us a way to view and communicate in complex ways, and to teach others new things about themselves and society in general. What I have always loved about Shakespeare is his ability to teach me so much within his plays that, depending on how deep I look, I can uncover new lessons each time I read them. I believe art functions in the same way. There is always the first impression of a work that evokes, or does not evoke, an emotion within me, but when I look closer, I gain more insight to the work, and my knowledge of it expands. Even now, as I readdress Shakespeare’s works over a year later with nine new, smaller pieces, I’m still finding new things about the stories I care so much about.

“I wish to give this same experience to my audience when they view my work. I want them to enjoy it on the surface, but I also want to encourage a viewer to look deeper, to investigate, and to look for meaning beyond what they initially see. …”



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


Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artists Dianne Baum and Jennifer Leeper.  Both artists will exhibit new works for the entire month.

Dianne Baum has been retired from education for 10 years and now considers herself a full-time artist. Baum believes art is relational – something that exists between the Creator and the artist and between the artist and the viewer. Through her art, she attempts to translate to the viewer her heart’s response to God’s creation. Watercolor and her ideas flow together blending patterns from nature and her imagination with movement and color to create a composition of emotion. Symbolic words and phrases, including references to her faith, are often her inspiration and sometimes find a way into her art in subtle ways that add depth. Baum’s hope is that the viewer is stirred in some way by the meaning and emotion of the work.  Her original art extends to prints, cards, and unique domino art necklaces.

Jennifer Leeper produces works full of detail and life. While most of her works are of horses and other western-like scenes, her ability to work with multiple mediums is impressive.

Leeper grew up on a farm in Southwest Missouri, smelling the clean scents of the open air of the prairie and watching the broad beautiful sunrises and sunsets at dawn and dusk. Her most liberating feeling of all came when she was able to race her horse bareback between the wheat fields. The power of the horse under her, the wind in her hair and the sun on her face gave the ultimate feeling of a freedom. She finds that she is now on a search for a freedom in her artwork that could possibly capture a touch of that abandonment.

In addition to  First Friday Art Walk festivities, Fresh Gallery is also a part of Second Saturdays in (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 Mapping Missouri. Please join us as we travel back in time and explore amazing maps from the Missouri State Archives. Free Museum night for First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies on Second Saturday). (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. 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


MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents the Biannual Art+Design Faculty Exhibition, featuring original works by the faculty members of MSU’s Department of Art and Design in various media, all created within the last two years. (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 Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents a very special show featuring two Missouri State University design alumni: Dirty Pictures: Post Graduate Work of Frank Norton & Daniel Zender. We are pleased to welcome two Missouri State University design alumni to the Student Exhibition Center. Frank Norton is a designer and illustrator specializing in branding and identity systems. He is currently working as the Art Director for Boulevard Brewing Company. Daniel Zender is a full-time freelance designer and illustrator working in Brooklyn, New York.  (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 Gravitate: The Art of Shelly Forbes in October.

Artist Statement: “My works are greatly influenced by the four classical elements—earth, air, fire, and water. The power, colors, magnitude, and motions of these elements are brought to life with concrete texturing, fluid acrylics, and resins. Intense colors and textures form a liquid look that make you want to connect with and touch the pieces. Being able to create something that captivates the viewer and pulls them into the world as I see it…full of color, texture, power, wonder, happiness, joy, reality, fantasy…making that connection is all you can ask for.” (417) 616-6488 Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-F; 10 a.m.-5 Sat


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Rest in Peace: Photos by Gypsy Rose Pitts and Traces of Gold by Carla Stine, part of the Library’s Death & Dying series. (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.


Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, is Open for Second Saturday. Don’t miss the Art Museum’s delightful collections and ongoing exhibits. (417) 837-5700.


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Sal Ceniceros.  From the Artist: “I was born and raised in San Diego, CA, and attended college at San Diego State University where I received a BFA in printmaking and photography. After several years of making art and teaching, I attended medical school and I am currently a neuropsychiatrist at OCH. During this time, I have continued to make art and have shows in several Chicago area galleries and locally. I have also had several pieces purchased by San Diego State and Southwestern College in California. My current body of work uses analog film and hand-crafted prints utilizing methods form the 1850s.”


Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to enjoy Pumpkins, Gourds and Seasonal Pieces for Second Saturday in October. 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 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 October! (417) 864-4677 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 Open 1-9 p.m. T-Sat

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