Tour of the Globe, Caught My Eye headline Nov. 4 Walk

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November is just a heartbeat away, and the galleries of downtown Springfield welcome the days of football, fall leaves and holiday anticipation in 25 participating venues 6-10 p.m.  Nov. 4. View and print the Nov. 4 First Friday Art Walk Map and/or View the November 2016 Art Walk Newsletter to plan your custom Art Walk experience! Among the November highlights:


Only in November: Art Walk at the eFactory!

A November Art Walk Exclusive is the 6-9 p.m. Artist Reception for Featured Artist Susie Sharpe at The eFactory. A physician and healer by profession, “I am an artist and a musician at heart.” Sharpe says. Located at 405 N. Jefferson, The eFactory is part of the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center. explores theme Acceptance/Tolerance Nov. 4

Join the students of as they xplore the theme Acceptance/Tolerance in an Art Walk reception featuring Live Music and homemade goodies Nov. 4!


Caught My Eye invitational features 9 outstanding artists

Early Bird location The Creamery Arts Center is the site of the fifth annual SRAC member invitational exhibit, Caught My Eye. This year’s event features nine outstanding artists in a range of media. Enjoy works by Christie Snelson, Nicole Chilton, Josh Mitchell, Linda Wise, Katherine Botts Whitaker, Donna Rustin, Crystal Moody, Linda Passeri and Janine Helton. The reception starts at 5 and runs till 8 – don’t miss out!


MSU Tour of the Globe brings international feast for the senses

A delightful annual event that brings the world to downtown Springfield unfolds Nov. 4 at MSU Center for International Programs with Tour of the Globe. A multifaceted, multicultural experience, Tour of the Globe turns the Morris Center into a global bazaar in which MSU international students showcase their home countries with traditional dress, food, dancing, games, art and more.


Fresh Gallery features Carl Huser & Ted Thurman: Inspiration

Fresh Gallery never disappoints and the Nov. 4 Art Walk is no exception! Fresh is proud to present Featured Artists Carl Huser and Ted Thurman in an exhibit titled Inspiration. Fresh also invites you to join its artists for Christmas on Campbell during Second Saturday, Nov. 12!

Meike Aton at OTC Fine Art Gallery: Touching Sky and Earth

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz  presents Featured Artist Meike Aton with her inspired show Touching Sky and Earth – and everything in between.


November 2016 Gallery Guide

Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, welcomes Paintings by Kathie Ryan-Garica.

About the Artist: “I am a wife, mother of three children, and grandmother to nine wonderful grandchildren! I have a BFA in Fine Arts (Painting) from MSU, with minors in Dance, Creative Writing and Art History. I believe Art is a process that brings the internal self to the external world. I work mainly in mixed media, collage, and acrylics. I am what I call an intuitive painter. I just follow what the painting is telling me.

“My main motivators in my work are color and texture. As most people whoknow me would agree…I am a messy painter … who isn’t afraid to get paint on my hands! I also love dance, reading and a Wild Tribe from my favorite downtown coffee shop, the Mudhouse.” Be sure to visit Art Inspired for Christmas on Campbell during Second Saturday Nov. 12! (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents a Group Show in November featuring the work of nine local artists: Charles Koonce, Bridget Koonce, Eric Ray, Sarah Hebert, Lillian Fitzpatrick, Bill Banauch, Henry Troyer, Scott Sauer, and Christie Snelson. Also, enjoy products by Lavender Falls Farm, featured this month at Arts & Letters. Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters will participate in Christmas on Campbell during Second Saturday Nov. 12. (417) 987-9155


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Jason Lord: This Controller Sucks.

About the Exhibit: One of the most fundamental points of creating “gameplay” is the medium through which an individual is connected physically or metaphorically to a game. The concept of the user peripheral is a rudimental factor in the success of gaming, but is often overlooked or forgotten completely by players. No one ever questions a controller until it is bad. People often blame poor performance on a controller malfunction. But what if one was to play on a device purposely intended to hinder the gameplay process? “This Controller Sucks” brings a reversal of engineering to highlight the qualities necessary to create what we know as a good controller. It doubles both as both art exhibit and interactive experience showcasing the less visible aspects of game design. Its final objective is to frustrate exhibit-goers, which is something that the original artist waits for in eager anticipation.

About the Artist: Jason Lord is a graduate of Pittsburg State and Missouri State universities. His primary artist focus has been music composition and education, but more recently he has branched out to adjacent fields of interest. He has had a strong admiration for visual arts since his younger years and explores non-traditional forms of art, and those that have yet to be conceived. He is inspired by the work of individuals such as Rueben Margolin, Mark Applebaum and Le Corbusier.


Bruno’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 416 South Ave., presents A Show To Be Announced in November. (417) 866-0007


The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Caught My Eye — the fifth annual members invitational show, sponsored by Positronic Industries. Enjoy the Art Walk reception 5-8 p.m. with Live Music by Alexa Kilgore 5:30-7 p.m. and light refreshments. Each year, the SRAC’s Visual Arts Committee selects a group of exceptional artists from the summer Members Show to present a larger sample of their individual artistic vision. This year Caught My Eye features artwork from nine exceptionally talented artists:

Christie Snelson combines acrylics and oils to create charming viral pet portraits. Snelson says, “With the rise of the internet has also come the rise of viral pet stars. With hundreds of thousands to even millions of people following these animals, this series celebrates the most hilarious and adorable of the world wide web.”

Nicole Chilton will display her emotionally driven, abstract pieces. She prefers to work “from memory and imagination, using landscapes and the human body as inspiration. I work fast and with a lot of color, aiming for emotion rather than reality.”

Josh Mitchell has been a self-supporting artist for over fifteen years. He works with high-resolution cameras, drawing inspiration from bold colors and beautiful landscapes.

Linda Wise utilizes a method of underpainting done with “colored umber mixes”, developed over years of studying the Old Dutch Masters, to create visually and technically stunning work. The paintings are finished using a transparent color wash to create a three-dimensional translucent glow.

Katherine Botts Whitaker combines fine art and craft to create unique, one-of-a-kind embroidery hoop paintings. Whitaker says “Each piece is composed of progressive washes of color, built up over several days… Whatever happens in the paint washes informs where I stitch.”

Donna Rustin draws inspiration from her past struggles with mental illness and addiction. “Putting a piece together takes a lot of time, just as putting a life back together does. My time is spent searching for those pieces within art and life.”

Crystal Moody submitted many pieces from her current series, Monday Mournings, a tribute series of portraits of people who have passed away. Says Moody, “I read the obituaries and look at the anniversaries of deaths to fine interesting subjects. This year I’ve also been interested in silhouettes and have experimented with silhouettes in both paintings and collage work.”

Linda Passeri is perhaps best known for her steampunk creatures, such as mushrooms, cats and birds. “I include metal, glass and found objects to add character and personality. Look closely at each piece and a smile will be found in most.”

Janine Helton submitted a series of watercolor, aquatic birds. She enjoys the challenge of photographing them first to use as a subject for her paintings. “Once I find an image to paint, I like to ‘play’ with loose, sometimes splashy backgrounds before getting into the details of the bird itself.” (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., presents Featured Artist Jackie Warren with an Early Bird reception 4-7 p.m. Don’t miss Jackie’s Artist Talk at 5! (417) 873-7263 Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Th; 4-7 p.m. First Fridays Note: Drury Pool Art Center Gallery is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception begins at 4 and ends at 7 p.m.


The eFactory, located at the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, 405 N. Jefferson, returns to Art Walk in November only with Featured Artist Susie Sharpe.

Artist Statement: “Art was my passion since my childhood. I’ve been painting for years whenever I can find time, while practicing medicine as a physician at Mercy.

“My paintings are expressions of beauty, truth and simplicity I seek everywhere and within myself.

“I am also passionate about classical music, especially about violin and piano. My art is deeply inspired by my love of music. Most often my art is the visual form of music portrayed on canvas.

“I am an artist and a musician at heart. Medicine is a healing art, a rewarding career and my service to the world. I witness a lot of pain and suffering as a physician. I seek beauty and healing through art and medicine.” – Susie K. Sharpe,MD

Enjoy the Art Walk reception 6-9 p.m. (417) 837-2600 Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F


Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, presents Featured Artists Marty Goodnight, Stephanie Cramer and T.D. Scott in November. (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 Carl Huser and Ted Thurman in an exhibit titled Inspiration. Fresh also invites you to join its artists for Christmas on Campbell during Second Saturday, Nov. 12!

Carl Huser’s interest in wood-turning can be traced back more than sixty years to an old German woodworker who always had time for a curious youngster. It was in Bruno’s shop that he learned to appreciate and respect the beauty that is found in wood. Bruno’s reverence for wood turned out to be contagious and since then, he has found wood to supply a respite like none other. Huser’s main interest is in the turning of vases (hollow forms) and bowls; a blend of form and function. His material comes exclusively from wood saved from brush piles or landfills.

Ted Thurman is a self-taught artist who brings a different perspective to art and photography. Thurman continually studies all aspects of his craft. “Art and photography are a creative adventure to be approached with exuberance, imagination, fun and not limited to one’s mind,” says Thurman of his art. For Thurman, it is all about reaching the viewer and invoking emotion. Thurman is the author of the best selling book, “American Military Patch Guide” and is currently working on a few table-top photography books.
Christmas on Campbell, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. during Second Saturday Nov. 12, offers a chance to get an early start on Christmas shopping with downtown galleries. Enjoy handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts and ornaments. Shop early and avoid the crowds, weather and stress. (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 applied on Second Saturday). Current exhibit is open 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-Sat through Jan. 21. (417) 831-1976


Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, is a nationally recognized 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


IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents Featured Artist Deidre Argyle’s immersive art installation It Is What It Was, plus the 2nd Annual Sculpture X-Games Awards.

It Is What It Was combines sculptural objects, sound and video to create an environment that visitors can walk through. Video scenes of Ozark streams and rivers and other natural environments flicker across a complex surface of fabric cubes, sewn and hung by the artist from the ceiling of the ideaXfactory. At the center of the installation, a large bone-like sculpture emphasizes the artist’s statement:

It Is What It Was: “Death has become a somewhat taboo subject in American culture. The reality is that we need death and decay for new life and regeneration. I often wonder, were we more attached to the reality of this cycle, would this understanding let us find more comfort in the unknown? Would it lead to a healthier sense of living now? Would it change how we interact with each other, and place more value on our relationships? …”


Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Jonna Blankenship for the Nov. 4 Art Walk. Jonna is a well-rounded artist in media ranging from ceramics to drawing to painting, and she loves to use clay, charcoal, graphite and oils. Studying various forms of art and obtaining various awards throughout high school and college, Jonna has decided to open a ceramic business out of her home. She is intrigued with different cultures; hoping to experience several in full by moving to different locations, along with modernism by letting them be her influences in her day to day life. (417) 755-7681 Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat


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 Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, presents Tour of the Globe for the Nov. 4 Art Walk! Tour of the Globe transforms the Morris Center downtown into a global bazaar for an evening, allowing the Missouri State and Springfield communities to experience the diverse cultures represented by our students at Missouri State. Students showcase their home countries with traditional dress, food, dancing, games, art, and more. http://international.missouristate.edu


MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Sculpture, Drawing, and Painting Students’ Biennial Exhibition through Nov. 18. Enjoy the Art Walk reception 6-10 Nov. 4! (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 Life’s a Beach: The Art of Tom Beale.

Artist Statement: “Welcome to the beach! The beach has always inspired me to sing, dance, and paint. These paintings embody a playful spirit, and summarize the joy I experience during a beautiful day at the beach. ‘Silliness’ is a prominent theme in these paintings. The beach can give you the freedom to act without thought, and these paintings reflect that freedom by mashing reds and pinks and oranges together the way you did in childhood. Back then you would say to yourself, “Man, that’s crazy, but it works!” In the same way, the colors of the boardwalk mix and meld into abstract images, the colors of my paintings combine to create an environmental whole.

“I hope these paintings inspire you in the same way the beach inspires me. Enjoy, and have fun!” – Tom Beale (417) 616-6488


OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents Featured Artist Meike Aton with her show Touching Sky and Earth – and everything in between.

From the Artist: “Reflecting on nature, it fills me with awe! Be it a simple rock, (it’s just not simple though!) or the whole mountain; a plant in all of its vibrancy or an insect in its secretive ways, they hold mysterious connections in the cosmic cycle.

“Using the colors and textures absorbed in observation, I recreate all I see between sky and earth into a dreamlike landscape. Some dreams are powerful and vibrant; some are gentle and soft.

“May you be touched by these dreams!” (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


Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to the opening reception of its latest special exhibition, The Wood-Fired Kiln: A Catalyst for Collaboration. This exhibit features the work of seven well-known local, regional, national and international ceramicists: Nina Hole, Priscilla Mouritzen, Rick Hirsch, Kenneth Baskin, Scott Meyer, Keith Ekstam and Jeff Johnston. The exhibit focuses specifically on work that has been created using a wood-fire kiln and will investigate the character and dynamic of the collaborations that have resulted from this very communal and social process. The reception is free and open to the public. (417) 837-5700.


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, welcomes Chaney Jewell, art history major at Missouri State University, who will present Maria Theresa and the Hybridization of Asian and Rococo Styles within the Schönbrunn Palace starting at 6 p.m. The Art Walk reception ends at 9. (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 Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., Will Not Participate in the Nov. 4 First Friday Art Walk.


Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to enjoy Holidays in Hot Glass for First Friday in November. Enjoy pumpkins, penguins, snowmen, Santas and more! Also, be sure to visit Hot Glass Studio on Second Saturday Nov. 12 for Christmas on Campbell! (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 November, including Christmas on Campbell! (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, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, will explore the theme Acceptance/Tolerance and invites you to enjoy Live Music and homemade goodies for the November First Friday Art Walk. The school’s space at 425 W. McDaniel Suite 160 will be converted into a gallery and open to the public. The gallery will display paintings, drawings, photography, literature, and science. Students at select a theme for each month’s First Friday Art Walk. The students can choose to use the theme to guide their artwork, research, writing, and other academic studies. For each Art Walk month a student is voted as Art Walk Director and is responsible for leading a team in curating the student work and converting the space into a gallery


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