July 7 Walk features new shows, artists, activities
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Enjoy Uke 66, Chalk & Arts Festival, free Art Museum shuttle
Join First Friday Art Walk 6-10 p.m. on July 7 for original art, the 2nd Annual Chalk & Arts Festival, live local music, live art demonstrations, a FREE shuttle from Springfield Art Museum to Art Walk and more in 19 participating locations. View the July 2017 Art Walk Newsletter and/or View and Print the July 2017 Art Walk Map to plan your custom Art Walk experience!
Art Inspired swaps locations with Inspired Boutique, moves to Market St.
Art Inspired has moved to 230 S. Market, the corner of Market and McDaniel, and debuts in that space with Featured Artist Janine Clark Barry’s show Simply Beautiful.
Fresh Gallery presents Robin Coulter Crabb, Rebecca Lewis Smith in July
Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artists Robin Coulter Crabb and Rebecca Lewis Smith with a selection of new works. Experience Crabb’s amazing stained-glass and found-glass pieces and Smith’s rich, colorful works in pastels and oils.
Last chance to experience History Museum’s WWI exhibition
The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre presents the closing weekend of From Here to Over There: Greene County in the Great War. FREE museum night for First Friday Art Walk. Do not miss this local history event!
Hotel Vandivort features Artist Chris Blackmon for Art Walk, In Party
Hotel Vandivort presents July Featured Artist Chris Blackmon, with live music by Johnny Strickler and Christin Borhisch during the July 7 Art Walk, and enjoy Chris’ works at Hotel V’s In Party, 5-7 p.m. every Wednesday in July.
ideaXfactory presents 2-day Chalk & Arts Festival starting with Art Walk
IdeaXFactory presents the 2nd Annual Chalk & Arts Festival benefiting Foster Adopt Connect with live music, art activities outdoors, and Russ RuBert’s Steel & Glass X Sound & Light inside.
Mane Salon & Social House welcomes Featured Artist Joshua Kroeger
Mane Salon and Social House presents Featured Artist Joshua Kroeger with a show of charcoal, watercolor, and graphic design pieces.
Obelisk Home welcomes Hold On: The Art of Rosie Winstead
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, presents Hold On: The Art of Rosie Winstead.
July 2017 Gallery Guide
Art Inspired has moved to a new location: 230 South Market. It debuts in that space with a show titled Simply Beautiful by Janine Clark-Barry
“For me, the camera is an extension of my sight as well as my way to express what my heart has experienced. I have been this way since I was a girl and this many decades later I don’t expect that can be or should be changed. I also have begun painting with watercolors. I found the process very satisfying and healing at a time when I needed that. To put the brush to paper and make the strokes of color release an image that I have found beautiful bring me gallons of joy! I hope that everyone has some way to experience that much joy so their buckets can refill regularly!
“Simply Beautiful is an exhibition from my heart so you can enjoy the glimpse of this world the way I understand it, or stand in awe of it through these photos and paintings. I think everyone should be able to have some kind of artistic inspiration in their possession, and I want to provide these here at very affordable prices.” (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Krista Peryer in July. Enjoy Krista’s whimsical creations in stitchery and embroidery. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
Bruno’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 416 South Ave., presents the Art of Interior Design & Architecture Exhibit. Stop by for an array of interior color schemes, renderings, and innovation for 2017, and start your Walk with a glass of wine and dinner. (417) 866-0007
Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, welcomes you for the July 7 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 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 Artists Robin Coulter Crabb and Rebecca Lewis Smith in July. Both artists will grace the gallery with new works.
Robin Coulter Crabb is Fresh’s resident glass artist. Her works range from intricate stained-glass pieces to whimsical slumped glass creations. Crabb is able to take traditional stained-glass pieces, found glass objects, and other materials to create wonderful complex compositions that are full of detail and color. Each piece is carefully planned and the attention to detail is unmistakable.
Rebecca Lewis Smith does studies of everyday subjects that are full of vibrant color. Smith will have her current body of work in pastels in her “Just Desserts” line. New to the gallery will be a study of lilies in oils. Whether it is her cupcakes or her lilies, Smith’s works are a must see. Take a step back and enjoy the dance of her color. Take a closer look for all of the rich detail. (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, offers your last chance to experience From Home to Over There: Greene County in the Great War, ending July 8. 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 and 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. (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org
Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents July Featured Artist Chris Blackmon, plus live music by Johnny Strickler and Christin Borhisch. Enjoy Chris’ work on First Friday and at Hotel V’s In Party, 5-7 p.m. every Wednesday in July. 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 the 2nd Annual Chalk & Arts Festival benefiting Foster Adopt Connect. Artists include Leah CF, Mikey Yates, Dendril, Carla Stine, Old Mr. Bones, Christie Snelson, Mika Logon, Brittany Roberts, Beatle Mike, and Sarah Jones among others. Enjoy the chalk art and/or create your own! On the ideaXfactory lawn, enjoy hands-on creative activities with local nonprofit organizations including Art Zone and Springfield Sister Cities, plus live music! Meanwhile, inside the ideaXfactory, don’t miss Russ RuBert show, Steel & Glass X Sound & Light. http://ideaxfactory.com
Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Joshua Kroeger. A Springfield native with a fine arts degree from Lindenwood University, Kroeger is adept in various media and his current show consists of charcoal, watercolor, and graphic design pieces. Joshua has completed commercial work for companies such as Harley-Davidson, Boy Scouts of America, and Travel + Leisure magazine. He currently has work on 6 continents and over 50 different countries. (417) 755-7681 manesalonandsocial.com Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
Millet and Hammer, 405-407 N. Boonville Ave., a collaborative studio and purveyor of locally made furniture and home décor, invites you to experience the new work its members have created for the month and the exciting projects in which they are involved. (417) 413-3817 www.milletandhammer.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Hold On: The Art of Rosie Winstead.
Artist Statement: “Painting for me is the result of an internal dialogue I have with myself. I don’t see it as a verb, a hobby, or me trying to be an artist. I see it more as a place I like to go. A place where my heart and eyes can have a conversation without saying a word.
“Gathering from the intermittent observations that I tend to find in the shadows of the bigger picture, the pressures we put on ourselves, others, and as mothers, while holding onto what is dear as we feel the way through the dark are several elements that make up the backbone of this body of work.”
Artist Biography: Rosie Winstead is a self-taught, published children’s author and illustrator. After publishing three books with Dial Books for Young Readers, Rosie is setting forth to illustrate another two picture books with award winning author Sara O’leary. In the midst of writing and illustrating children’s books, her artwork has started to take on many new forms—one being painting. Taking what she learned from illustrating and applying it to a larger scale, different medium and new voice, Rosie has created her first body of work entitled Hold On. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents its summer exhibit: My Life: Photography by Eighth Graders at Westport Middle School. At 6 p.m., the ukulele group Uke 66 will perform songs from island favorites to current pop hits, with a little country and gospel thrown in. 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 Watercolor USA and 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., a working artist studio, offers Live Demonstrations of the ancient glassblower’s art for First Friday and Second Saturday in July! (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 July. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Systematic Savings Bank, 318 South Avenue, is proud to present its July Art Walk show with Featured Artists Hannah Bunch and Jorge Ortiz. Ortiz is the artist behind the bank’s colorful drive-through murals. 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. Don’t miss Transformation’s selection of artist prints, as well! (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Please note their new hours: Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
Art Walk venues take a summer break
The following Art Walk members will not participate in the July Art Walk:
Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, will rejoin the Walk with a show in August. (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, will return to the Walk with a new show in August. (417) 862-ARTS (2787). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., will rejoin the Walk with a show in September. (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.
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, will rejoin the Walk with a show in September. (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. will rejoin the Walk with a show in September. (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
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., Will Not Participate in the July 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
U.school, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, the downtown Springfield democratic micro school will rejoin the Walk with a show in August. www.u.school.