University art galleries return with Sept. 1 Art Walk
Join First Friday Art Walk 6-10 p.m. on Sept. 1 for an exciting evening of art, artist receptions, live music, hands-on activities and more in 23 participating locations. Kick off your Labor Day Weekend with us!
Brick City puts focus on Cairo, Illinois and graphic design
MSU Brick City Gallery starts a new semester with two exhibitions. Cairo, Illinois, immortalized in photos and copper enamel by Gwen Walstrand and Sarah Perkins, and Parisa Tashakori: Graphic Design.
Randy Bacon returns to Art Walk with solo show at Drury PAC
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery presents Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home. Enjoy the Early Bird opening reception 5-8 p.m.
Fresh Gallery features Alan O’Neal, Fresh Views in September
Fresh Gallery presents September Featured Artist Alan O’Neal, a retired engineer turned photographer and digital artist, plus Fresh Views of Downtown an exhibit inspired by downtown Springfield. Also, join Fresh for Second Saturday Sept. 9 with a live, two-hour plein air event and Fresh Views Second Saturday Reception 2-4.
MSU Student Exhibition Center welcomes visiting artist
MSU Student Exhibition Center presents Visiting Artist Miodrag Bata Knezevic of Belgrade, Serbia, in September.
At Obelisk Home: Perspectives: The Art of Christie Snelson
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Perspectives: The Art of Christie Snelson in September featuring amazing spaces capes inspired by images from the Hubble telescope.
Oil Paintings, Revealed at Transformation Gallery & Tattoo
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo presents Oil Paintings by Gabriel Tenneson for the Sept. 1 First Friday Art Walk, and follows up with Realized, a special event focused on Tenneson’s collaborations in ink, at 7 p.m. Saturday Sept. 2.
September 2017 Gallery Guide
Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, presents Featured Artist Gordon Lindsey: Seasons in September. “I was inspired by an Eighteenth Century botanical watercolor and got the idea to do images of different flowers and fruit that grow on our farm,” Lindsey says (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, features three artists in September: Tanner Kirksey will show his photography project Portraits of Another Reality – Depression Mirrored; Craig Coenen presents Kid Art and Beyond, and Beyond Studio Resident Artist Deborah Cox continues her display of colorful mixed-media paintings. September community project: Emotions Mirrored. Come and explore with us! (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Dean Treadwelll with Lucid Memeing: Art of the Meme in September. 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 Metamorphosis. The Art Walk reception Sept. 1 includes the SRAC annual Membership meeting at 5:30, plus live music 6-7 p.m. (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 Randy Bacon: The Road I Call Home. Enjoy the opening reception 5-8 p.m. with an Artist Talk at 5:30. p.m. 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 Sept. 1 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 September Featured Artist Alan O’Neal, a retired engineer turned photographer and digital artist, plus Fresh Views of Downtown an exhibit inspired by downtown Springfield. Also, join Fresh for Second Saturday Sept. 9 with a live, two-hour plein air event and Fresh Views Second Saturday Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. (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 Memories of the Mother Road – Birthplace of Route 66 in September. 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 September First Friday Art Walk. http://ideaxfactory.com
Mane Salon & Social House, 404A W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents September Featured Artist Andria Hewett. “My goal through print making is to explore human emotions and behavior.” (417) 755-7681 manesalonandsocial.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, starts a new semester with two exhibitions. In the East Gallery, enjoy Cairo, Illinois, immortalized in photos and copper enamel by Gwen Walstrand and Sarah Perkins. In the West Gallery, experience Parisa Tashakori: Graphic Design. (417) 836-6794
MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, Will Be Closed for the September Art Walk. http://international.missouristate.edu
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents Visiting Artist: Miodrag Bata Knezevic of Belgrade, Serbia. Enjoy his work for First Friday and Second Saturday in September. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Perspectives: The Art of Christie Snelson in September. Take an interstellar trip with artist Christie Snelson in these original paintings inspired by images from the Hubble telescope. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Recovering the Classics on display, plus An Exhibit on Regalia of the Great Plains Nations, presented by Macaylah Gant Hodge, Missouri State University creative writing and museum studies/art history student. 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, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy its newest exhibit, Veterans’ Views, along with Water: The Artist’s Essential Element featuring water media works from the Museum’s collection AND 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, presents Autumn in Hot Glass for First Friday in September! Live demonstrations on First Friday and Second Saturday. (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 for 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 September. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, presents Oil Paintings by Gabriel Tenneson for the Sept. 1 First Friday Art Walk, followed by a special event, Realized, at 7 p.m. Sept. 2. Realized features collaborated works with Gabriel Tenneson including 10 full-back tattoos, five full-front tattoos and an opportunity to engage with each collector in person. (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, invites you to join them as they display Fall Semester Works from the first few weeks of school and create collaborative art projects. www.u.school