May 13 Second Saturday features 15 locations
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Join the galleries of First Friday Art Walk noon-5 p.m. on May 13 for Second Saturday, Art Walk’s laid-back, Saturday afternoon stroll event for all ages.
If you missed the May 5 Art Walk, or just want a second look, Second Saturday is for you.
In May, Art Walk is proud to welcome new member Millet and Hammer at 405-407 N. Boonville, just around the corner from MSU Brick City and Obelisk Home!
BookMarx presents Invisible Threads: A Mixed Media Art Show
Join BookMarx and Featured Artist Debby Lassley with Invisible Threads: A Mixed Media Art Show in May.
Fresh presents Guest Artist John Engler for Second Saturday
Fresh Gallery presents The Art of John Engler, painter and sculptor, in May! An accomplished artist, 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.
Two MSU galleries welcome BFA senior shows
MSU Brick City and MSU Student Exhibition Center put student art in the spotlight with senior shows
Obelisk Home welcomes The Art of Betty Parnell
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Watching Paint Fall: The Art of Betty Parnell.
Park Central Branch Library: A Year of Creative Habits
Park Central Branch Library presents A Year of Creative Habits: Paintings and Drawings by Crystal Moody.
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 Second Saturday Guide
Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, has launched a series of hands-on Sip and Create programs, including Sip and Plant on May 13. Classes fill up quickly, so keep an eye on their schedule for future events as well! (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Debby Lassley with Invisible Threads: A Mixed Media Art Show in May. 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 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. Join Engler for Second Saturday noon-5 p.m. May 13. (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. 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
Millet and Hammer, 405-407 N. Boonville Ave., is Art Walk’s newest member! 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 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 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 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
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Featured Artist Crystal Moody in May with her exhibit A Year of Creative Habits: Paintings and Drawings by Crystal Moody. (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 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 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
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