Second Saturday Art Walk starts at noon on June 9

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If you missed the June 1 Art Walk or just want more, Second Saturday Art Walk is for you. Join 14 First Friday galleries for our laid-back, Saturday afternoon stroll version of the Walk for all ages. June 9 highlights include the debut of Featured Artist Clark Medley at Birds Eye Tattoo and Art Gallery and an Artist Reception with wine and light appetizers for Featured Artists Becky Lewis Smith and Wesley Horton at Fresh Gallery 3-6 p.m. To plan your custom Second Saturday experience,  View and Print the June 2018 2nd Saturday Map


Art Inspired welcomes Landscapes by Doreen Wilhelmi

Art Inspired is proud to present Landscapes by Doreen Wilhelmi. A participant of Abilities First-Next Steps, Doreen is a talented artist who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Enjoy her works in soft pastels and hard pastel chalk.


Birds Eye Tattoo features cryptic language art in June

Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery at the corner of Patton and McDaniel invites you to experience the works of Featured Artist Clark Medley in amazing cipher/cryptic language, debuting on Second Saturday in June. Grand opening during the July First Friday Art Walk.


BookMarx: Kathryn Zerbe: Postal Quilts and Tea Stain

BookMarx presents Featured Artist Kathryn Zerbe with Postal Quilts and Tea Stain.


Fresh presents Becky Lewis Smith and Wesley Horton

Fresh Gallery presents two featured artists in June: Becky Lewis Smith and Wesley Horton. Smith enjoys abstract expressionism and works in oils, pastels, charcoal, and mixed media, while Horton is a ceramics artist who enjoys the challenge of working with clay and the many variables that create unexpected results. Meet the artists 3-6 p.m. June 9!


Springfield Brewing Co.: Featured Artist Nancy Dornan

Springfield Brewing Company is proud to present Featured Artist Nancy Brown Dornan in June.


STD Flea Market presents Featured Artist Richard Lewis

STD Flea Market/Grey Rocks Event Center on East Trafficway, Art Walk’s newest sponsor, invites you to enjoy art by Featured Artist Richard Lewis.


Transformation Gallery welcomes Art by Salvador Ceniceros

Transformation Gallery & Tattoo presents Featured Artist Salvador Ceniceros.


Second Saturday Gallery Guide


Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, presents Landscapes by Doreen Wilhelmi.

Doreen is a participant of Abilities First-Next Steps. She is a talented artist who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. She prefers to work mainly with soft pastels and occasionally hard pastel chalk. Doreen has been creating pastel art for three years. She enjoys the precision of pastel chalk and being able to use her hands to create her artwork. Each landscape takes about 4 to 6 hours to complete. Pastel chalk art started as a relaxation activity for her but has developed into a hobby that she is excited to share! Developing landscapes has helped Doreen to see things as others see them. She is inspired by varying landscapes throughout the United States such as gardens, waterscapes, and fields. Doreen was inspired to focus on landscapes by her daughter, Elizabeth, who encouraged her to develop her artistic skills in more depth. She recently won second place for her artwork in the MO Mental Health Foundation competition. Her winning piece is on display throughout Missouri in a traveling art exhibit for the next year. Outside of creating landscapes she enjoys spending time with her children, Jeremy, Elizabeth, and Savanna. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery, 300 W. McDaniel, is proud to present Featured Artist Clark Medley debuting on Second Saturday in June. “I have worked on my craft since the 80s: always developing my voice as an artist,” Medley said. His work in cipher/cryptic language takes an abstract form with modern and contemporary elements, fashioning depth and contrast to create drama between the symbols and the surface on which they rest. “The thing I love most is watching people who are viewing my work. They seem to realize my work is a puzzle and try to figure it out. The moment when they realize I’ve made up my own language seems to pull them in and connect. I love seeing this.” (417) 771 5487. Open 12-9 p.m. T-Sat


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Kathryn Zerbe and her show titled Postal Quilts and Tea Stain, which consists of stitched paper collages by “combining historic quilt designs and vintage stamps. The images are thematic, oftentimes resulting in visual puns and irony. I’ve also been working with stained and recycled papers in assemblages combining fibers and Greek calligraphy.”


European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy local art and wildly creative edibles. (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 Becky Lewis Smith and Wesley Horton.

Becky Lewis Smith: Works of abstract expressionism caught my imagination from high school and before. Paintings of modern artists such as Diebenkorn, De Koonig, and Thiebaud were foundational. Drawings done by Rembrandt, the discoveries of ancient art, and even nature itself served, too, as inspirations for my work. All of these artists, influences, and many more led me to pursue a BFA degree in painting & drawing.

Abstract expressionism is a way for me to convey the energy, rhythm, mood, and movement of the life I see and feel all around me. … Recent themes of my work include Figures, Delta Cotton, Metamorphosis and Just Desserts. I work primarily in oils, pastels, charcoal, and mixed media.

Wesley Horton:  I’m a creator of art, primarily pottery. With clay, I feel there is no other medium closer in connection to the earth. In ceramics, mystery is exhibited in every piece, from designing a concept to creating a piece and firing it; multiple variables create unexpected results. Ceramics are a fun challenge for me, and I enjoy the infinite techniques I’m learning throughout my journey. Although my main tool is the pottery wheel, nothing captivates me more than hand building a ceramic sculpture. I believe sculpture pulls the strings of my creativity and increases interest in my work.

Meet the artists in a Second Saturday Art Walk reception 3-6 p.m. with wine and light appetizers. (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. Travel back in time on Route 66 and learn about the places that put Springfield on the map. Enjoy the great music of that period and learn more about the popular local diners and drive-ins on the Mother Road. FREE Museum Night during Art Walk; regular admission applies for Second Saturday. (417) 831-1976


Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, features a permanent collection of local art including photography, sculpture, painting and blown glass. Also, on  Wednesdays in June, don’t miss Hotel Vandivort’s In Party featuring Artist Betty Parnell!

(417) 832-1515


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 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, proudly presents Time Capsule: The Art of Jane Parker

Artist Statement: Jane Parker’s third solo show at Obelisk Home –  titled Time Capsule after one of the paintings in the show – encompasses new work from 2017-18. These evocative new paintings and drawings offer an atmospheric presence within a pictorial space structured by line and color. “I paint what I would like to see, with no specific idea of what that might be. I fully expect to be seduced by the unexpected.” —Jane Parker (417) 616-6488


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Paintings of Japan by Will Knauer. (417) 831-1342 Open 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. M-Th and 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. F & Sat Closed Sunday.


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Nancy Brown Dornan.

Artist Statement: I love to explore color and texture in a variety of subjects…from foods to travel experiences to light shimmering on water or light reflecting on a city scene. Bold colors and bold textures contrasting with subtle smooth paint passages appeal to me.


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 June. (417) 864-4677 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


STD Flea Market/Grey Rocks Event Center, 505 E. Trafficway, presents Featured Artist Richard Lewis in June. An art major at MSU, Lewis lived in New Orleans for several years but moved back to Springfield after Katrina. He still sells his work at two galleries in New Orleans. His subject matter is mostly musicians and architecture done in Pop and Impressionistic styles. He also enjoys Surrealism as an artistic avenue. Art Walk reception ends at 9. (417) 425-2019 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; open till 9 p.m. during Art Walk.


Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, presents Featured Artist Salvador Ceniceros.  The artist’s pieces are a combination of analog film and digital printing, and they stem from an ongoing series that looks at the urban landscape and deconstructs it.  (417) 869-2338 Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat

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