August Walk includes 2 new locations, college shows

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First Friday Art Walk is proud to announce new locations, new artists and new art for the Aug. 3 Walk. Come downtown from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 3 for original art, live music, Metamorphosis, zines, artist studios, live painting, Comixploration, live fashion, amazing photography, Chaos & Control and much more in 24 participating locations. To plan your custom Art Walk experience, View and Print the August Art Walk Map.


East Walnut adds two new Art Walk locations in August

Art Walk welcomes two new additions on East Walnut Aug. 3: Crave Cookie Dough debuts with Featured Artists Francois Lariviere and Grace Douglas, plus don’t miss the Art Walk Pop Up Show across the street at Tri Merch Studios with Featured Artist Robert Langford!


Beyond Studio: Live painting during August Art Walk!

Beyond Studio presents Local Artist Erin Renee who will be painting LIVE during Art Walk, and Mark Allen returns with his amazing metal creations.  


Fresh features Route 66, Photographer Ted Thurman

Fresh Gallery presents The Route 66 Show, plus August Featured Artist Ted Thurman for First Friday and Second Saturday Art Walks in August.


BookMarx hosts NILgravity Publishing: Comixploration

BookMarx presents Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf-Atreides and his show Comixploration. Nicholas, of NILgravity Publishing, uses the tradition of comics to explore a variety of subject matter and media.


New shows give college galleries jump on new semester

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery and MSU Student Exhibition Center have both returned from summer break early with a pair of outstanding shows. Drury presents the Master of Studio Art and Theory Thesis Exhibition featuring works by Jessica Blackburn, Lura Faye, Eric Griffin, Meredith Huhman, Brittany Roberts, and Panos Tsolakis. MSU welcomes Layers, an exhibition by Ryan Widel


Enjoy Metamorphosis, Chaos & Control, Zine workshop

The Creamery Arts Center is your destination for Metamorphosis, an SRAC member show, while Obelisk Home invites you to explore Chaos & Control with Shelley Forbes, and Park Central Branch Library is ready to help you Create Your Own Zine – all materials provided!



August 2018 Gallery Guide


Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, presents The Art of Storytelling II—Children’s Book Illustration by Sheli Petersen. Children’s author, illustrator and graphic design educator Sheli Petersen returns to Art Inspired in August.

Artist’s Statement: In my children’s book Illustration, I interweave my long-standing interests in nature, history, and mythological themes. This exhibition features excerpts from my various picture book projects, some of which are written by my mother Patricia Petersen, including The Ravens at Greystone Farm, Kiwi’s Fantastic Flight, and DeSoto Kid. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, features the work of Local Artist Erin Renee who will be painting LIVE during Art Walk! Erin brings together organic and geometric inspiration from nature and beyond in a prismatic, abstract, geometric design. Mark Allen also returns with his metal creations. Come marvel at their work, enjoy refreshments, and experience a space committed to beauty and healing during the Aug. 3 Art Walk. (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F


Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery, 300 W. McDaniel, presents A Show to Be Announced during the Aug. 3 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 771 5487. Open 12-9 p.m. T-Sat


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf-Atreides and his show Comixploration. Nicholas, of NILgravity Publishing, uses the tradition of comics to explore a variety of subject matter and media. From traditional ink to digital vector is constantly experimenting with the effect of image and narrative have on the audience.


Crave Cookie Dough, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 102, (right next to BookMarx) makes its Art Walk debut with Featured Artists Francois Lariviere and Grace Douglas, plus two pieces by Photographer Dean P Groover. Satisfy your cravings for original art and sweet treats with Crave Aug. 3! (417) 350-1888


The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Metamorphosis: The Transformative Nature of Art.

met·a·mor·pho·sis (noun): a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means.

How has your art changed you? How have you changed your art? This show aims to highlight the transformation and growth of our artist members throughout their creative process. For this show there are three requirements: one piece that has been made within the past year, and one image of either that piece in process as it morphs into its final form, or an image of an earlier work by the artist that illustrates their growth. (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., makes an early return from summer break with the Master of Studio Art and Theory Thesis Exhibition featuring works by Jessica Blackburn, Lura Faye, Eric Griffin, Meredith Huhman, Brittany Roberts, and Panos Tsolakis. Enjoy the opening reception 5-8 p.m. Aug. 3. 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, presents New Works by Featured Artist Stephanie Cramer, plus Featured Artists Shannon Bacon and Dustin Burgert, and works by Featured Artist T.D. Scott. (417) 633-7020 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. (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 The Route 66 Show, plus August Featured Artist Ted Thurman.

In the spirit of the famed Route 66 Festival in Springfield each August, FRESH Gallery presents a Route 66 special exhibit featuring Fresh Gallery artists and several visiting artists whose work is available exclusively at Fresh until Aug. 28.

In addition, Photographer Ted Thurman invites you to an artist reception with wine on First Friday for his exhibit All Missouri.

Ted continually studies all aspects of art and photography. He is a self-taught artist who brings a different perspective to art and photography; “Art and photography are a creative adventure to be approached with exuberance, imagination, fun and not limited to one’s mind.” “The individual experience of viewing an image is a creative adventure which can generate different emotions from each viewer, when this happens the artists created image has reached the viewer, for me, is what it’s all about. Ted is the author of a bestselling book, “American Military Patch Guide.” He is currently working on a few table top photography books. Ted is an accomplished, award-winning artist/photographer, his work has been published with many of his works in private collections.

Be sure to drop by Fresh Gallery during the Route 66 Festival and Second Saturday Art Walk Aug. 11 to enjoy all the above, and to meet some of the Route 66 artists! (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, Will Not Participate in the Aug. 3 Art Walk as they are hosting a special event: the Fairbanks Fashion Show benefiting the Drew Lewis Foundation – donors and patrons welcome. Be sure to visit the Museum on Second Saturday Aug. 11 for its ongoing Route 66 exhibit. FREE Museum Night during Art Walk; regular admission applies for Second Saturday. (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.or


Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Photographer Joe Bulger with images from his Humanitarian series.

Artist Statement: I want to use photography to document the world around me. Photographs that bring attention to things that other people overlook is entirely why I use my camera. Fully exploring things that are missed and overlooked helps me permeate my surroundings. It helps me slow down and notice. My goal is to make photographs that draw viewers into that moment. I strive to create photographs that explain, bring dignity, and create change. I want to show what I saw, what I experienced, and what I took away from those moments. Open for First Friday and Second Saturday. (417) 832-1515 Note: Hotel Vandivort is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Open 24-7-365


IdeaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents Open Studios II. See studio workspaces, work in progress and finished artworks in painting, ceramics, sculpture, paper-making and mixed media. Featured artists are David Cogorno, Doug Erb, Lura Faye Cotton, Carl Glasemeyer, Sarah Jones, Josee McGregor, Sam Mattax, Peter Nielebock, Dana Neuenschwander, Pam RuBert, Russ RuBert and Christie Snelson.


Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy an evening of Live Music with Sarah Smith, plus a Sangria special Aug. 3. A voice student at Conservatory of the Ozarks in Springfield, Sarah has been studying voice with Heather Leverich at the Conservatory since 2014. Sarah is a gifted songwriter with her own album, Ordinary Girl, available for download online. During the day, Sarah is a content writer at Campaignium Digital Marketing at Campbell and McDaniel in downtown Springfield. Accompanying herself on her acoustic guitar, Sarah will provide a program of her original songs and a variety of covers. (417) 755-7681 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 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., returns from its summer hiatus early with Layers, an exhibition by Ryan Widel, graduating MSEd-Secondary Education in Art student.

“As a teacher I’ve always been fascinated by all the different individuals that come through my classroom door.  There are so many layers that we as humans put on ourselves and layers that others place on us.  These layers could be good or bad, physical, mental, spiritual etc. … the list goes on.

“My chosen medium of ceramics is one that has followed me since I took it in high school.  It has dictated many layers in my life as it was one of my majors in college, and now I’m a 12-year-veteran high school teacher of ceramics.  Ceramics allows itself to be layered…it invites it.  It is a process that contains layers of creating. With different construction methods, texture techniques, applications of color and firing methods the combinations of layers are endless.” Enjoy the Art Walk reception 6-10 Aug. 3 and be sure to stop in for Second Saturday Art Walk Aug. 11. (417) 836-6999


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, proudly presents Shelley Forbes: Chaos & Control in August.

Artist Statement: Creating a fluid art piece is always like an experiment and also a challenge. A balance between Chaos & Control … And the anticipation of what is to be.

Artist Bio: Shelly Forbes is best known for working with resin and fluid acrylics. Each piece she creates shows her fascination with color and movement, delivering an explosive energy. She most recently had her works featured through Redwood Media Group and the international curated show Art Santa Fe. Shelly was also selected to compete in the 2015 The National Weather Center Biennale which is an international juried exhibition presenting “art’s window on the impact of weather on the human experience.” (417) 616-6488


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Photography by Stephen Kastner and invites you to get hands-on creative with the Make Your Own Zine workshop, led by the creators of the local zine The Thread. Materials will be provided. Art Walk reception ends at 9. (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 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.

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, Will Not Participate in the August Art Walk as they are performing glass furnace maintenance. (417) 868-8181 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, is 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 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 Art Walks in August. (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 Tom Stage. A welding instructor at OTC, Stage creates metal sculptures that mirror nature and mixed media paintings on canvas and wood. Performing a free concert during STD’s Art Walk reception are The Sisters, an acoustic trio with powerful vocal harmonies and a wide range of instrumentation, 7-9 p.m. Art Walk reception ends at 9. (417) 425-2019 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Systematic Savings Bank, 318 South Avenue, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents up-and-coming Fashion Designer Ellee Schmitt, with a LIVE fashion show/display, as well as Bradley James, formally known as “The Dreamer’s Eye” in the photography business. His is a bright mind bursting with new ideas of visual art, and we can’t wait to show off both young creators’ talents. Open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-F and for 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 Art by Austin Evans and works by local metal sculptor James Dale.  (417) 869-2338 Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat


Tri Merch Studios, 320 E Walnut, Suite 210, makes its First Friday debut with an Art Walk Pop Up Show featuring Artist Robert Langford.

“My work is the summary of the solace I find in simple references,” Langford said. “That simplicity stems from a life of limited resources, rich in the appreciation of the little things and self-made experiences.”

Tri Merch Studios offers private vocal and piano instruction, a recording studio, photography and talent promotions. (417) 463-3630


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