Enjoy free, hands-on arts & crafts with Art Walk members on Second Saturday!
If you missed the Dec. 2 First Friday Art Walk or need a second helping, Second Saturday is for you. Join 16 Art Walk locations for original art, live art demonstrations, holiday gift ideas, and free, hands-on art activities for all ages noon-5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 10! To plan your custom Second Saturday experience, View and Print the Dec. 10 Second Saturday Map
ideaXfactory, Park Central Library offer holiday make-and-takes
IdeaXfactory and Park Central Branch Library are your destinations for fun, hands-on holiday art! Enjoy the Make & Take Christmas Holiday Party 1-5 p.m. at ideaXfactory, where you can make your own sculptures, gifts, ornaments, cards and letters to Santa. The Library will also offer holiday crafts along with its display by Featured Artist Doug Erb, and don’t miss The Library’s Windows on the Walk entry: Wild Reads. A bonus: 11:30-1:30, don’t miss Free Art Day at The Creamery Arts Center ahead of the Springfield Christmas Parade!
Windows on the Walk: Support local charities
Want to share your holiday spirit by giving back? Art Walk members have you covered! Join us for Windows on the Walk, our store window decorating contest, benefiting local charities. Participants include members Art Inspired, benefiting Friends of Abilities First; Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters, benefiting Give a Child a Voice; Bruno’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, benefiting the Hay Foundation; History Museum on the Square, benefiting the History Museum; and Park Central Branch Library, benefiting the Library. Vote for your favorites by making a donation at those locations. In addition, don’t miss BookMarx’s show: Art to the Rescue!, an art sale benefiting Rescue One no-kill shelter.
MSU: BFA, MFA Exhibits open for Second Saturday
MSU Brick City Gallery and MSU Student Exhibition Center are proud to present Bachelor of Fine Art Senior Exhibitions, plus the Student Exhibition Center features the Fall 2016 MFA Showcase.
Fresh Gallery features Carole Ogden: Looking Back in December
Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artist Carole Ogden and her exhibit, Looking Back in December. Springfield’s cooperative art gallery features original work by around 20 different local artists in painting, drawing, jewelry, ceramics, metal sculpture, stained glass, wood turning and more.
Second Saturday Gallery Guide
Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, features the Photographs and Prints by Jeff Farabee, plus don’t miss their Windows on the Walk entry benefiting Friends of Abilities First!
About the Artist: “My name is Jeff Farabee and within my exhibit I hope to show you a little more about who I am and what I do as a photographer. I was born and raised in the Ozarks of southwestern Missouri where the people are friendly and the beauty of God’s creation is all around us. I’ve been a professional photographer since 1998 doing weddings, senior pictures, family portraits and children’s portraits (which I like to refer to as “people” photography). I also offer a variety of prints of different slices of the beauty that surrounds us in our daily walk!” (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Beasts of the Bargain Basement by local artist Chad Woody.
Artist Statement: “I populate/hijack/vandalize/reclaim the most forsaken of junk-store paintings with the most communicative beings I can summon.” Don’t’ miss Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters’ holiday items and its Windows on the Walk entry benefiting the Give A Child A Voice Foundation! (417) 987-9155 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Art to the Rescue! a collaboration of artists selling piece to benefit Rescue One, a not-for-profit, no-kill animal shelter in the greater Springfield area. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
Bruno’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 416 South Ave., presents The Art of Interior Design & Architecture with its ongoing mosaic art exhibit. Bruno’s is also proud to be collecting donations for the Hay Foundation with its Windows on the Walk entry: Snow Globe. (417) 866-0007
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 Carole Ogden and her exhibit, Looking Back.
Carole Ogden is a French-born artist and has been a member of Fresh Gallery since June of 2015. Since that, Ogden has grown in her love of watercolors. Her subject matter is inspired by her own photographs as well as other photography. “My style has changed and is constantly changing as I grow into my art,” Ogden says.
In the past year, Ogden has found herself navigating more and more toward her roots. As Ogden works, her memories are revealing themselves on her paper. She enjoys what water, color, and spontaneity offer as she develops her technique. Ogden became a Juried Member of Best of Missouri Hands in September 2016. Looking Back will be on display throughout December. Meet Carole in person during the Art Walk reception, and be sure to join Fresh for Second Saturday Dec. 10! (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, plus enjoy their Windows on the Walk entry: Windows at the Fox benefiting the History Museum. 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 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org
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 www.hotelvandivort.com
IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents the Make & Take Christmas Holiday Party, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 10. Make your own sculptures, gifts, ornaments, cards and letters to Santa! http://ideaxfactory.com
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents the Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition, including works by Shelby Allee, photography; Cortney Metzger, ceramics; Michael Yates, painting; and Patrick Bowie, drawing (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 Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Fall 2016 MFA Showcase and MSU Senior BFA in Studio Art Exhibition 6-10 during the Dec. 2 First Friday Art Walk. The Student Exhibition Center and Brick City Gallery will show the work of Art + Design seniors for the next few weeks. The MSU Visual Studies Master of Fine Arts Exhibition features graduate students Emily Budd, Todd Reynolds, Shen Hsieh, Tawn Dickison, Maria Gerasimchuk-Djordjevic, Judge Bockman, Ainura Ashirova, Xuehua Jin and My Q Luu. The MSU Senior BFA in Studio Art Exhibition includes Steven Heath, animation; Anna Tumbabia, photography; and Tyler Forster, sculpture. (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 Stories in Ink: The Art of Eric Ray
Artist bio: Eric Ray was born in Southern California and studied art and illustration at Art Center and California State University, Long Beach. After working as a freelance illustrator and art director for many years, he moved to Springfield, Missouri. He worked there as a senior art director and illustrator for a couple more decades. Eric currently works as a pen and ink artist creating commissioned artwork, showing in a number of galleries, and taking on illustration projects that interest him.
Show Statement: “Creating my work is both a struggle and a labor of love. I choose to work in Pen and Ink because it is not a simple media to master and is also relatively uncommon. I strive to develop art with a feel for the subject matter and the story I wish to tell. The search for the beauty in the complexity of form, pattern and texture is important. I enjoy creating visual shortcuts, innuendo and suggestion balanced against insanely detailed rendering in my pen work. I intentionally mix drawing styles and textures to best honor my subjects. I accept the challenge of exploring the limits of using a black pen on a white surface, and relentlessly pushing those limits around.” (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, welcomes Featured Artist Doug Erb, plus, be sure to check out Park Central’s entry for Windows on the Walk entry, Wild Reads, benefiting Springfield-Greene County Libraries. Art Walk reception ends at 9. (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.
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., will be making All Things Christmas for Second Saturday in December: ornaments, snowmen, Christmas trees – we’ll be making them all (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 December. (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