Fresh Gallery reception heads 2nd Saturday
Join downtown’s Art Walk galleries on Saturday Jan. 14 for Second Saturday, Art Walk’s Saturday afternoon stroll version of the Walk for all ages. Enjoy original art in 11 participating locations, including a special reception for Fresh Gallery Featured Artist Tammy Geisert.
Fresh Gallery presents Best of Show Artist Tammy Geisert
Fresh Gallery is proud to spotlight Artist Tammy Geisert in January. Geisert took top honors as Best of Show artist in Fresh’s annual Open Juried Competition, held in April 2016. “When I paint, I am drawn into my own world, just me and my canvas. The moment I began oil painting as a teenager, I was smitten and my love for painting continues to grow,” Geisert says.
Art Inspired welcomes Artist Alan O’Neal
Art Inspired presents Photography and Digital Art by Alan O’Neal. A retired engineer, Alan specializes in photography and creates original digital art by photo manipulation. He takes, processes, prints, mounts and frames all of his images himself.
Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters presents An Eclectic Collection
Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters presents a group show in January featuring An Eclectic Collection of Art, plus Featured Store Artist Kel’s Custom Designs.
BookMarx features Artist Jammie Russell in January
BookMarx presents Featured Artist Jammie Russell in January. Painting in oils, Jammie celebrates her native Ozarks and its old houses, barns and watermills.
Park Central Branch Library presents art, winter wildlife
Park Central Branch Library has a treat with Art by Ellie Fedynich.
Get Energized at Obelisk Home
Obelisk Home presents Energy Unbridled: The Art of David Tummons
Please Note: Art Walk and Second Saturday are all-weather events, but if conditions become hazardous, we prefer you stay safe and come see us another day.
January 2017 Second Saturday Guide
Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, features Photography and Digital Art by Alan O’Neal.
About the Artist: “I am a retired engineer that started photography before I can remember. Some of the works I offer for sale were taken nearly 25 years ago. I grew up in the country, still live in the country, and have a fondness for nature. In addition to my photos, in 2004 I started doing Digital Art, as I choose to call it. This is a process where I take a photo and create an alternate image out of it. Many times, the final results will have no appearance of being a photograph. Sometimes they do, and only I know that it is different from the original photo. Other times the result does appear to be a photo, but with a difference that the viewer realizes it has been creatively enhanced. It is something I find both fun and challenging. I find it neat that it is possible to have an alternate image of a good photo that is also pleasing. It is also satisfying to take a less pleasing photo and create a desirable image from it. I create my digital art only from pictures that I have taken. I do all my own picture taking, processing, printing, mounting, and framing. My largest printer is a 44” wide. Everything I do has been self-taught. That may not make it the best, but it is definitely original.” (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents An Eclectic Collection of Artists in January with food by Patton Alley Pub and featured store artist Kel’s Custom Designs with affordable rings, earring, necklaces, scarves and other items. (417) 987-9155 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Jammie Russell in January.
About the Artist: “I started painting in 1997, two weeks after my dad passed away. I started in oils, which is the medium I still use today. I watched Bob Ross, Helen Van Wyke, and Bill Alexander on television. I try to paint on location as much as I possibly can because it helps with the end result of the painting.
“I paint to enrich people’s lives and glorify God. I paint the Ozarks because I lived here all my life. I enjoy painting the area where I live and the old barns, houses and the old water mills as well.” 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 Artist Tammy Geisert, Best of Show artist from Fresh Gallery’s 2016 Open Juried Competition.
About the Artist: Tammy Geisert began oil painting while in high school under the direction of Karen Patton. Geisert grew up in Wichita, KS, and continued her studies as a commercial artist in Salina, KS. Geisert pursued graphic arts for many years, and although it provided artistic satisfaction, her love for painting prevailed. In addition to oil painting, Geisert is a specialist in mural/wall art and has great versatility in her range of style and subject matter.
“When I paint, I am drawn into my own world, just me and my canvas. The moment I began oil painting as a teenager, I was smitten and my love for painting continues to grow,” Geisert says. (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 Windows at the Fox. 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
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Energy Unbridled: The Art of David Tummons.
From the Artist: “I have a tendency to march to the beat of a different drummer. I believe all people have some form of God-given talent, mine started early in the form of drawing. I grew up in a rodeo environment and have enjoyed creating pieces that remind me of that period in my life. These pieces were originally more photo realistic, but I began to feel the need to let my energy and imagination go a little crazy. This show depicts elements of my past along with my desire to let my creative, energetic, and passionate side express myself outside the lines. I hope you enjoy this show.” —David Tummons (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, welcomes Art by Ellie Fedynich in January. (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 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 January. (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