Valentine-themed Pour Amour headlines Feb. 11 Second Saturday
Join the galleries of First Friday Art Walk for Second Saturday, an afternoon stroll version of the Art Walk in 12 participating locations noon-5 Feb. 11.
Enjoy Pour Amour with your Valentine at Fresh Gallery
Celebrate the season of romance with Fresh Gallery’s Valentine-themed Pour Amour, an annual tradition that features hand-painted wine glasses, a pour of your beverage of choice and fundraising for GYN Cancers Alliance. New this year: a paint your own wine glass option.
Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters: Featured Artist Heather Joy Puskarich
Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters is proud to present award winning Houston artist Heather Joy Puskarich in February.
MSU galleries feature two- and three-dimensional works
MSU Brick City Gallery features two exhibits: Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape in the East Gallery, and Nolan Preece: Enchanting the Eye in the West Gallery. Meanwhile, at MSU Student Exhibition Center enjoy the Metals, Jewelry, and Photography Students’ Biennial Exhibition.
Obelisk Home welcomes Rule Breaker: The Art of Marty Goodnight
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Rule Breaker: The Art of Marty Goodnight in February. “Art for me is about breaking my own rules and this show is about breaking through preconceptions, contradicting my own opinions about art and actively zigging when I think I should be zagging,” Goodnight said.
Springfield Hot Glass Studio: Hearts of Glass
Springfield Hot Glass Studio puts its focus on Valentine’s Day with hearts, flowers and all things red and live demonstrations!
February 2017 Second Saturday Guide
Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Featured Artist Heather Joy Puskarich in February.
About the Artist: Heather Joy Puskarich is a Houston area based artist and educator. She has an MFA in Sculpture and Dimensional Studies from Alfred University, and a BA in Film Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. She shows her work nationally and internationally, including recent juried shows, Artprize at the FED Galleries, Kendall College of Art and Design, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, the Kinsey Institute, and the State Museum of Pennsylvania, where she received several awards in photography and sculpture. She teaches studio classes, art history and professional practice workshops.
Artist statement: “The evocation of desire influences my decision to utilize images of women, specifically in the form of self-portraiture. In my practice, I strive to use consumer waste, cutoffs, and thrown-away materials. I work intuitively with materials, exploring ideas of desire and consumption by utilizing recycled and overlooked materials such as confectionaries, glass, metals, soaps, and cosmetics. I question ideas of commercialism and my practice, how I consume and am consumed by my environment. The tension and contradictory nature of my work is the catalyst for my self-exploration. By utilizing my own body in tandem with both ephemeral and lasting materials, I am responding to change, aging, my own ideas of desire, beauty, and the search for identity.” (417) 987-9155 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Michael Dameron: Light + Shadow in February.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, is ready for Valentine’s Day with a wide variety of original, handcrafted gift ideas for your sweetheart, plus Pour Amour, Fresh’s annual Valentine’s event held 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Second Saturday, Feb. 11.
Pour Amour features wine glasses hand-painted by Fresh Gallery artists available for purchase at $14 each or two for $24. A new option this year: Paint your own wine glass for the same price. Enjoy a “pour” of wine (or non-alcoholic beverages for those under 21). Toast your Valentine and know that a portion of Pour Amour proceeds go to GYN Cancers Alliance. By purchasing glasses, you are not only supporting local artists, but an organization dedicated to helping cancer patients. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk
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
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, welcomes you with two outstanding exhibitions in the East and West galleries.
In the East Gallery, enjoy Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape, featuring eight contemporary artists putting forth a wide range of “landscape” possibilities in a range of media.
In the West Gallery, experience Nolan Preece: Enchanting the Eye featuring Cliché-verre and chemigram prints. (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 Metals, Jewelry, and Photography Students’ Biennial Exhibition. Works consist of a combination of two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces produced by current Art + Design majors. The exhibition is free and open to the public. (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 Rule Breaker: The Art of Marty Goodnight.
Artist Statement: “Art for me is about breaking my own rules and this show is about breaking through preconceptions, contradicting my own opinions about art and actively zigging when I think I should be zagging. My goal is to utilize traditional subject matter to continually upend my own artistic process to create something authentic, vibrant and surprising.” —Marty Goodnight (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Photography of Fungi and Slime Molds of the Ozarks by Mark Bower. (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., puts its focus on Valentine’s Day as they demonstrate creation of hearts, flowers and all things red. Springfield Hot Glass welcomes you to First Friday and Second Saturday in February. (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 February. (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