2nd Saturday Art Walk features 16 art venues

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If you missed First Friday Art Walk or just want a second look, Second Saturday Art Walk is for you! A daytime stroll version of the Walk for all ages, Second Saturday features 16 participating locations noon-5 p.m. Fresh Gallery headlines the May 12 event with an artist reception featuring music, wine and art. Visit us for painting, ceramics, stained glass, photography, collage, live art demonstrations, local history and more.


Fresh features Metalsmith Maggie Bryan, Painter Sherri Davis

Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artists Sherri Davis and Maggie Bryan in May. Meet them for a Second Saturday reception 3-5 p.m. with music, wine and art.


Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery features Artist Michael Pfau

Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery, Art Walk’s newest member, invites you to join them at 300 W. McDaniel to experience the work of Featured Artist Michael Pfau.


STD Flea Market offers Collage Art by Donna ‘Pokey’ Alrutz

STD Flea Market/Grey Rocks Event Center, Art Walk’s newest sponsor, has renovated its space at 505 E. Trafficway and opened it to display original local art. STD welcomes Collage Art by Donna “Pokey” Alrutz. Pokey’s collages are whimsical, fantastical and fascinating in their detail.


Life Through My Lens: Alan O’Neal at Art Inspired in May

Art Inspired presents Life through my Lens: A collection of photography and digital art by Alan O’Neal.


BookMarx welcomes Artist Amy Jenkins in May

BookMarx presents  Featured Artist Amy Jenkins and her show AJ’s Gallery Spring Collection


Local history, senior shows enhance May Art Walk experience

History Museum on the Square is proud to premier Route 66 Artist Jerry L. Rice’s original oil painting of Red’s Giant Hamburg (regular admission applied for Second Saturday). Also, don’t miss the outstanding Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibitions at MSU Brick City Gallery and the BFA in Design Professional Design Practicum Exhibition at MSU Student Exhibition Center



May 2018 Second Saturday Guide


Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, presents Life through my Lens: A collection of photography and digital art by Alan O’Neal. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery, 300 W. McDaniel, makes its Art Walk debut in May with Featured Artist Michael Pfau. Be sure to welcome business owners Michael and Christy Pfau to Art Walk! (417) 771 5487. Open 12-9 p.m. T-Sat


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Amy Jenkins and her show AJ’s Gallery Spring Collection for the May 12 Second Saturday Art Walk. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks


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


Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artists Sherri Davis and Maggie Bryan in May.  Sherri is a painter and Maggie is a metalsmith jewelry artist. Of her art, Sherri says, “I dearly love animals and nature and tend to paint that subject matter most often. I paint in acrylic for my mural work, but I also love pastel and oil painting as well.” Maggie says, “I consider my process to be ‘Torch Therapy.’ Heating the metal with my torch to the point where it grows softer and ready for a new form … under the stress of my hammers and anvil, uniqueness and character start to emerge into a final creation that is strong and beautiful. Much like a woman’s soul that goes through the fire and stress to emerge stronger in spirit and character. My creations are meant to highlight and free that inner strength, spirit and beauty that each woman possesses.” Meet the artists during a Second Saturday Art Walk reception 3-5 p.m. May 12 with music and wine. (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, invites you to enjoy its popular Route 66 exhibit, Memories of the Mother Road, and to be the first to see the premier of Jerry L. Rice’s original oil painting of Red’s Giant Hamburgan iconic drive-through on Route 66. Paintings and prints will be on display in the theatre from 6-9 pm. FREE Museum Night during Art Walk; regular admission applies for Second Saturday. (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org


Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, features a permanent collection of original local art in painting, photography, sculpture and blown glass for Second Saturday. Also, throughout the month of May, join them for the Wednesday night In Party with Physician-Artist Susie Sharpe.

Artist Statement: “I am frequently asked, “How did you get started in art as a physician?

“I have been studying art since my early childhood and had a goal of becoming an artist.   When I was 16 my parents decided to immigrate to the US.   Landing in New York City without speaking any English, I decided to pursue a career in medicine instead of art.

“After grueling years of medical training, I started painting again while practicing medicine.

“Medicine has been an extremely rewarding career for me.  Helping patients with both physical and emotional problems keeps me grounded.

As a physician I witness a lot of pain and suffering.  Therefore, my art is about seeking Wholeness, Beauty and Passion for life.  My colors are bright and intense.  My subject matters are spiritually based.

“As a physician, I am highly self-controlled and disciplined.  As an artist I have to let go of control and be bold and free.

“I am grateful to get to practice medicine and do art as a physician-artist.  Life is precious, and I believe living each day to the fullest.” – Susie Sharpe, MD has been an internist at Mercy since 1998.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., 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, and the Department of Art+Design, presents Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibitions. Students graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art will be exhibiting senior projects created in a variety of media. (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., presents the Art and Design Department BFA in Design Professional Design Practicum Exhibition. The Final Project in the Professional Design Practicum course is based on an ability to define and select a problem that requires an intervention of a graphic designer/illustrator from the wide scope of prospective clients such as nonprofit groups or businesses.

The exhibition includes a visual presentation of Final Project from analyzing problem and its challenges, sketches, ideas developments, through the final solution of problem solving and its implementation (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, proudly presents Unpredictable: The Art of J. Kent Martin

Show Statement: “My creative process is a celebration of the unexpected, a salute to the unscheduled and unforeseen. Each piece is a reminder to live in the moment, to live each day with hopefulness, to explore and to expect the unexpected every day.” —J. Kent Martin (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Gary B. Parks.

About the Artist: Gary B. Parks was born a Texan but was raised in the farmland of Iowa. He followed in his father’s footsteps learning how to build, but he gained a wealth of knowledge from both of his parents and grandparents on how to think outside the box. His father used his creativity in building, but also in welding iron and wood designs. His mother was an artist and he studied her use of color. His grandfather inspired him to collect agate rocks and saw them in half to see the beautiful colors inside. All of this has helped to shape the artist he is today.

He has long since admired the strong lines in Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings, and the colors and shapes of stained glass. At a time when all the builders were constructing the cookie cutter ranch style home, a client asked him to incorporate some stained glass and architectural artifacts into his new construction. Gary loved the freedom to create on such a large scale and it inspired him to collect stained glass and architectural artifacts for future projects.

His inquisitive mind keeps the wheels in his mind working overtime as he thinks of new ways to do something. Whether he’s studying the lines of architecture, sports cars or stained glass, he’s creating new ways to use that information in the next painting. Note: Springfield Brewing Company is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Entertainment begins as early as 5 p.m. and shows run as late as Last Call on First Fridays.


Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a working artist studio, offers live demonstrations of the ancient glassblower’s art during the Second Saturday Art Walk 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 Second Saturday Art Walk in May. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


STD Flea Market/Grey Rocks Event Center, 505 E. Trafficway, makes its Art Walk debut in May with Collage Art by Donna “Pokey” Alrutz. Enjoy amazing collage art at the newly renovated STD Flea Market for Second Saturday Art Walk and throughout the month of May. Pokey holds a Bachelor of Science in Art and English Education from MSU. While working as a career counselor, she spent much of her spare time painting and developing her collage technique.  Pokey’s collages are seamless creations from hand-cut images that are glued together and superimposed to make original designs.  The results are one-of-a-kind and often delightfully whimsical, with themes ranging from realistic scenes to science-fiction fantasies.  Visit her collage website at palrutzart.com. (417) 425-2019 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


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. Don’t miss Transformation’s selection of artist prints, as well (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat



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