Aug. 4 Walk boasts art, music, activities in 21 locations
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Hands-on art at U.school & Beyond Studio; Crigger art auction at Brick City;
Kat Allie: Wax & Wane at Obelisk Home; free Art Walk shuttle
Join First Friday Art Walk 6-10 p.m. on Aug. 4 for a summer evening filled with original art, live music, hands-on activities, face painting, the Dwaine Crigger memorial exhibit and art auction, artist receptions, Veterans’ Views and much, much more among 21 participating locations!
Beyond Studio returns with three artists and community art!
Beyond Studio is back from summer break with Mixed Media Paintings by Deborah Cox, Portraits of Another Reality – Depression Mirrored by Tanner Kirksey, and Kid Art and Beyond by Craig Coenen. This month’s community art activity makes YOU part of the artists’ works!
The Creamery Arts Center welcomes Music to My Eyes
Don’t miss Music to My Eyes, The Creamery’s newest exhibit of original local art inspired by music and accompanied with live music during Art Walk.
Route 66 exhibit rolls in at History Museum on the Square
The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre presents Memories of the Mother Road – Birthplace of Route 66 in August. Travel back in time on iconic Route 66 and learn about the places that put Springfield on the map.
MSU Brick City honors Dwaine Crigger with exhibit, auction
MSU Brick City is the place to be Aug. 4 and 5 for Exhibition and Benefit Auction: The Works of Dwaine Crigger. The online auction is already under way; viewing and live bids during Art Walk, closing reception Aug. 5. All proceeds go to the Dwaine and Judy Crigger Memorial Scholarship.
Obelisk Home presents Wax & Wane: The Art of Kat Allie
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, presents a new show by inimitable encaustic painter Kat Allie in August.
Nature, Structure and Death at Transformation Gallery
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo welcomes Salvador Ceniceros with Nature, Structure and Death, an exhibit of analog film prints exploring the dark side of the mind.
August 2017 Gallery Guide
Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, welcomes you to their new location with Live Music and Original Art in August! Enjoy music by Brittany Bradford & Austin Adkins and artwork by Spencer Buttram, Jessie Winnie and Darrel Howell from Art Inspired Academy’s Developing an Exhibit class. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, returns from summer break with three wonderful artists! Beyond Studio Resident Artist Deborah Cox will continue her display her colorful mixed media paintings. Tanner Kirksey, a recent Drury graduate, will show his photography project Portraits of Another Reality – Depression Mirrored, and Craig Coenen presents Kid Art and Beyond. Our community art project this month will put YOU into these artists’ art! Come by and explore with us! (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents August Featured Artist Andy Corbett. 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
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Music to My Eyes, featuring original local art inspired by music and accompanied by Live Music during Art Walk. (417) 862-ARTS (2787). Note: The Creamery is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception runs 5-8 p.m (417) 862-ARTS (2787). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, welcomes you for the Aug. 4 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 August Featured Artist Ted Thurman. Ted Thurman is a self-taught, award-winning artist who brings a different perspective to art and photography. Thurman continually studies all aspects of his craft.
“Art and photography are a creative adventure to be approached with exuberance, imagination, fun and not limited to one’s mind,” Thurman says. For Thurman, it is all about reaching the viewer and invoking emotion.
Thurman is also the author of the best-selling book, “American Military Patch Guide” and is currently working on a few table-top photography books. (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 its latest exhibit, Memories of the Mother Road – Birthplace of Route 66 in August. Travel back in time on iconic Route 66 and learn about the places that put Springfield on the map. View gas pumps and neon signs and hear the music that recalls the original hamburger drive-in on the Mother Road. Free Museum night during Art Walk. (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org
Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to experience its unique atmosphere, original artworks 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 A Show to Be Announced for the August First Friday Art Walk. http://ideaxfactory.com
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
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, honors the memory and legacy of Dwaine Crigger, emeritus professor of art at Missouri State until his death in 2016, with Exhibition and Benefit Auction: The Works of Dwaine Crigger All proceeds from the event go to the Dwaine and Judy Crigger Memorial Scholarship. Enjoy the in-person Gallery Viewing 6-9 p.m. during the Aug. 4 Art Walk with a Reception and Exhibition Closing 6-9 p.m. Saturday Aug. 5. Visit https://www.32auctions.com/CriggerScholarship for online auction preview and bidding. (417) 836-6794
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Wax & Wane: The Art of Kat Allie in August.
Artist Statement: “I want people to view my artwork as very sensory and engaging. Working with hot beeswax, damar resin and oil pigment allows me immediate access to the natural or organic state of creating. The encaustic medium transforms from a liquid to a solid within seconds. Acting and reacting becomes intuitive and transcendental. I’m inherently drawn to nature for my subject. Nature transforms and abstracts as I sense and experience it through the human condition. My ultimate hope is for the viewer to connect, if even for a split second, with the splendid colors and textures that compose life.” —Kat Allie (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., Dr. Nancy Brown Dornan, former president of the Springfield Landmarks and Preservation Trust, and Dr. M. Elise Crain, project manager for the Gillioz Theatre restoration, will present The Gillioz Theatre Beautiful: Remembering Springfield’s Theatre History, 1926-2006. 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 newest exhibit, Veterans’ Views, plus a free ride to and from Art Walk on the SAM shuttle 5:30-9 p.m. Veterans’ Views is a moving juried photography exhibition highlighting 60 images taken by members of our nation’s armed services. Forty veterans representing the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Army Reserve, National Guard, and the Army Corps of Engineers from 12 states are featured in this exhibit that honors tours of service from 1946 to 2017. This exhibit includes a slate of free public programs, and a “Veterans Family Tree” where patrons can photocopy and post pictures of service members. Presented by the Art Museum and Drury University. (417) 837-5700
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a working artist studio, offers Will Be Closed for Glass Furnace Maintenance for First Friday in August! (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 August. (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 August Featured Artists Sherry Haney, Marty Goodnight and LaDonna Greiner, plus Face Painting by Rebecca Johnson Haasbroek. 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, presents Salvador Ceniceros exhibiting analog film prints including images of cityscapes, organic objects, and skulls in an exhibition titled Nature, Structure and Death.
Artist Statement: “Our tendencies are to treat the dark side of our mind as a forbidden land, not to be examined or explored. But these thoughts can give us insight into the way in which we can deal with the world. By featuring the archetypical images of this dark area in my work, I am forcing the viewer to confront fear and move beyond it.” (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
U.school, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, the downtown Springfield democratic micro school Join u.school, the downtown Springfield democratic micro school as they get ready for the opening of their second school year. Help decorate their walls, make a painting, pull a screen print, carve a stamp, craft a poem. The walls are blank: Come help us make some art! www.u.school
Art Walk venues take a summer break
The following Art Walk members will not participate in the August Art Walk:
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 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