May 5 Walk features 27+ locations, Art Museum shuttle
Art Walk welcomes new member Millet & Hammer; plus return of Bruno’s, Springfield Police Museum & Systematic Savings Bank
Join First Friday Art Walk 6-10 p.m. on May 5 for original art, live local music, new and returning Art Walk locations, live art demonstrations, arts performances, local history, free Art Walk-Art Museum shuttle and much more in 27+ participating locations!
Art Walk is proud to welcome new member Millet and Hammer at 405-407 N. Boonville, two doors down from ideaXfactory and just around the corner from MSU Brick City and Obelisk Home!
Bruno’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar returns to the Walk in May as the Springfield Design Association hosts The Art of Interior Design & Architecture Exhibit. Systematic Savings Bank rejoins the Walk with Featured Artists Meike Aton and Marian Chamberlain, and the Springfield Police Museum at the Calaboose is again open to Art Walk visitors!
Featured Artist Jason Schaefer and Finger Painting for all at Beyond Studio
Beyond Studio invites you to enjoy Finger Painting for All Ages, plus Featured Artist Jason Schaefer, who combines his love of language with the beauty of art, and mosaic pieces by Resident Artist Debra Cox.
Fresh presents Guest Artist John Engler for First Friday, Second Saturday
Fresh Gallery presents The Art of John Engler, painter and sculptor, in May!
College galleries present variety of student and senior shows
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, MSU Brick City, MSU Student Exhibition Center and OTC Fine Art Gallery at the Gillioz put student art in the spotlight with senior shows and student showcases.
Transformation Gallery offers variety of art, limited edition prints
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo displays works by Kit King, Casey Baugh and Nick Baxter in its permanent collection, plus works by local oil painter Michael Buesking and local metal sculptor James Dale. In May, the gallery also features limited edition prints by local artists Danielle Hartzler, Joshua Tenneson, Gabriel Tenneson and Austin Evans.
May 2017 Gallery Guide
Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents the Academy Silent Auction consisting of art work created by Art Inspired Academy Students. Proceeds will provide scholarships for future Art Inspired Academy students. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, presents a new artist and a new community art project in May! Featured Artist Jason Schaefer combines his love of language with the beauty of art in his exhibit. Also, enjoy colorful mosaic pieces by Beyond Studio Resident Artist Deborah Cox. We want YOU to get hands on this month at the studio with free Finger Painting for all ages! (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Debby Lassley with Invisible Threads: A Mixed Media Art Show for the May 5 First Friday Art Walk. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
Bruno’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 416 South Ave., presents the Springfield Design Association hosting the Art of Interior Design & Architecture Exhibit. The May exhibit will be a mix of practicing professional designers alongside the interior design students from MSU.
The students participating are Stephanie Tibbets, Samantha Schaeffer and Madison Thomas. Stop by to see an array interior color schemes, renderings, and innovation for 2017 and have a glass of wine and dinner. (417) 866-0007
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Live Art from Artsfest – an exhibit of artwork created at Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street, May 5. Also, be sure to stop by the SRAC Booth at Artsfest May 6 & 7! www.SpringfieldArts.org (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 the Apex Senior Exhibition with an Opening Reception 5-8 p.m. during the May 5 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Th Note: Drury Pool Art Center Gallery is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception runs 5-8 p.m.
Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, welcomes you for the May 5 Art Walk with works by Featured Artists Marty Goodnight, Stephanie Cramer and T.D. Scott. (417) 633-7020 www.equality.healthcare Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Fri Note: Equality Healthcare is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception runs 5-8 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. 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 The Art of John Engler, painter and sculptor, in May
Engler began sculpting and painting while attending Southwest Missouri State University earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1983. Following graduation, he established John Lee Engler and Associates, a design company, focused on woodcarving and watercolor painting. Several years later, Engler was selected to display a watercolor painting at Missouri State’s Alumni Art Exhibition by his former professor, renowned artist, and mentor, Bill Armstrong.
Engler has exhibited at the Fall National Crafts Festival for 34 years, taught woodcarving and watercolor painting classes across 15 states, and judged over 30 art shows on wood sculpture. In addition, Engler spearheaded the development of the Ozarks Woodcarving Seminar, a week-long seminar held in Springfield, Missouri, one of the largest woodcarving events in the United States.
Engler continues to create sculptures and watercolor paintings today. He and his wife of 34 years, Dr. Karen Engler, reside in Battlefield, Missouri. They have four wonderful children. Join Fresh Gallery in welcoming Engler and his creations to our gallery. This exhibit is not to be missed. Also not to be missed: Second Saturday noon-5 p.m. May 13. Meet the artist, and enjoy all that downtown has to offer! (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 From Home to Over There: Greene County in the Great War. Read the stories of local heroes who fought and died in the “war to end all wars” and their loved ones back on the home front. Walk through a recreated trench &
experience WWI on the Western Front. Free Museum night at First Friday Art Walk, regular admission applies for Second Saturday. Free admission for veterans every day, sponsored by Phenix Marble Company and Conco Companies. This exhibit is open Mon.- Sat. 10:30 am to 4:30 pm through July 8. (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 Note: Hotel Vandivort is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Open 24-7-365
IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents Glass & Steel X Sound & Light – Russ RuBert in May.
Russ RuBert continues his experiments with flexible glass and railroad steel May 5, adding elements of sound and light to create an immersive environment.
Flexible Glass! RuBert has developed a technique of forming molten glass that involves drawing the hot glass out to long spider like threads that become uniquely flexible even when cold. The glass is then formed into “molecular webs” suspended above the gallery floor.
Railroad Steel! RuBert is also working with railroad steel which will be displayed below the glass in the main gallery space. RuBert recently obtained formal salvage rights to an abandoned section of railroad steel from MoDot, and is now utilizing the steel in sculptural constructions. Some sculptures are based on a bench form, and the audience will be invited to sit on them! http://ideaxfactory.com
Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Nathan Smith for the May 5 Art Walk. He will be displaying film photos and rustic wooden décor. With a studio art degree from College of the Ozarks, Smith has worked in various Springfield classrooms including the Summer Artworks Program as well as an adjunct at MSU teaching Two-Dimensional design. Much of his photography work focuses on his trips to Europe, and none of the photos are digital. His facebook page, under Nathan Smith Artistry, gives a glimpse of his photos as well as his stained-glass panels and rustic wooden décor. In addition, his entire collection can be seen by appointment at his studio by calling 417-865-3737. (417) 755-7681 manesalonandsocial.com Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
Millet and Hammer, 405-407 N. Boonville Ave., makes its Art Walk debut May 5. Art Walk’s newest gallery, Millet and Hammer joins the downtown community as Springfield’s premier collaborative studio and purveyor of locally made furniture and home decor. Come by the gallery and see the new work its members have created for the month and the exciting projects they are involved in. (417) 413-3817 www.milletandhammer.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, proudly presents the Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition through May 13. Enjoy a wide range of works and media for First Friday and Second Saturday in May. (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 Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, celebrates the heritage and culture of Latin American Countries during the May 5 First Friday Art Walk! The Center of International Programs brings the world to southwest Missouri through art, cultural displays, food, music, and more. http://international.missouristate.eduhttp://international.missouristate.edu
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St. welcomes the BFA in Design Senior Professional Practicum Final Projects Exhibiition. The Professional Practicum exhibition features the final projects of senior students, each created for a non-profit or profit organization, as well as other selected design/illustration issues and challenges.Enjoy this exhibit during First Friday Art Walk May 5 and Second Saturday noon-5 p.m. May 13. Parents and graduates will also enjoy a graduation reception May 19. (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 Watching Paint Fall: The Art of Betty Parnell.
Artist Statement: “As an artist I have two intensely personal relationships with the paint that falls onto my canvas, wood, panel, or paper.
“The first is with COLOR. Color drives my passion to paint in the loose, rapid, style of abstract expressionism, creating paint saturations that are uneven and drippy.
“The other is in watching how paint falls in spontaneous movement, mesmerizing my mind and soul and inviting me into a quiet, unprescribed moment in time where I am free to be me.
“Daily inspiration comes from female abstract artists, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, and others who dared to paint in their own pioneering style.”
About the Artist: “I love color. I am moved and transfixed by COLOR.
“When I paint, I see what my eyes feel. I see colors, and how one leans on another for strength and definition.
“My paintings begin with a blank canvas or wood panel. Gestural markings appear and energy infuses the process. Squiggles, slashes, drips, swooshes, mark making, some thin and fine, some heavy, thick and dark, begin to appear. I layer acrylic paint, pastels, watercolors, and acrylic ink, layer some more, scrape, then remove, uncovering an abstract language of colors, textures, and shapes. What the paint reveals determines the outcome.
“Within my paintings there is a connection between the applied paint and the immediacy of my ideas. The use of color and the freedom to explore these unknown possibilities with mixed–media ignites passion and inspires me.
“Painting has become and need the create, to be in a space where active life and physical needs are lost in moments of instinct, paint and tool interacting, sometimes serendipitously, even clashing, creating challenges which force me to push and learn.
“My work is an invitation to see and feel. The viewer needs options to experience as I need options to create. Each painting is unique with every stroke, swipe, or drip being its own adventure.” (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents the OTC Spring Showcase, an extravaganza of fine art and performing arts. (417) 447-8975 www.facebook.com/otcfinearts and otc.edu/finearts 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.
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Featured Artist Crystal Moody in May. At 6 p.m., Crystal, an artist, blogger and creator of A Year of Creative Habits will talk about her work. On Display: A Year of Creative Habits: Paintings and Drawings by Crystal Moody. 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 Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy its current exhibits and offers you a FREE ride to and from Art Walk on the SAM shuttle 6-9 p.m. Park at the museum, catch a ride to Art Walk, and enjoy the best that creative Springfield has to offer! (417) 837-5700
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., Will Not Participate in the May 5 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 832-8277 Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. M—Th, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. F, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to enjoy Live Demonstrations of the glassblowing art during First Friday and Second Saturday in May. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, is once again open to the public during First Friday Art Walk! The Calaboose, Springfield’s original jail, was built in 1891 and used until the 1940s. The historic display covers a wide variety of fascinating crimes, lawmen and relics of law enforcement past. Visitors will be chilled by the sight of the last hangman’s rope and the black hood worn by the last condemned criminal to die by hanging in 1935. The Calaboose is a stop well worth your time – drop in on First Friday! For more information on Springfield law enforcement history, visit www.springfieldmo.gov/spd/AboutUs/history.html Open until 9 p.m. on First Fridays
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 May. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Systematic Savings Bank, 318 South Avenue, returns as an Art Walk sponsor in May with Featured Artists Meike Aton and Marian Chamberlain. www.mysystematic.com Open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-F and during First Friday Art Walk
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, displays works by Kit King, Casey Baugh and Nick Baxter in its permanent collection, plus, for a limited engagement, works by local oil painter Michael Buesking and local metal sculptor James Dale. In May, the gallery features limited edition prints by local artists Danielle Hartzler, Joshua Tenneson, Gabriel Tenneson and Austin Evans. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Please note their new hours: Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
U.school, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, the downtown Springfield democratic micro school will revisit the school year with a U.school Retrospective of student works created in the 2016-2017. www.u.school.