Second Saturday complements Route 66 Festival

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If you missed the Aug. 3 Art Walk or just want a second helping, Second Saturday Art Walk is for you! Come downtown noon-5 p.m. Aug. 11 for Fresh Gallery’s Route 66 Show (and the Route 66 Festival), Comixploration, amazing photography, The Art of Storytelling II, Chaos & Control and much more in 16 participating locations.


Fresh: The Route 66 Show, Photographer Ted Thurman

Fresh Gallery cruises in with The Route 66 Show, complementing the ongoing Route 66 Festival. Meet the Route 66 artists and enjoy works by August Featured Artist Ted Thurman for Second Saturday Art Walk!


Art Inspired offers kid-friendly Art of Storytelling exhibit

Art Inspired presents The Art of Storytelling II—Children’s Book Illustration by Sheli Petersen. Petersen’s work interweaves “my long-standing interests in nature, history, and mythological themes,” and includes illustrations from The Ravens at Greystone Farm, Kiwi’s Fantastic Flight, and DeSoto Kid.


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.


Visit new member Crave Cookie Dough on Walnut

Art Walk is proud to welcome Crave Cookie Dough to the Art Walk lineup! The sweet-treats destination presents Featured Artists Francois Lariviere and Grace Douglas.  


Master’s exhibit at MSU Student Exhibition Center

MSU Student Exhibition Center is proud to welcome Layers, an exhibition by Ryan Widel, M.Ed. ceramicist and high school art teacher.


Enjoy Shelley Forbes: Chaos & Control at Obelisk Home

Obelisk Home invites you to explore Chaos & Control with Shelley Forbes in August.



August 2018 Second Saturday 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


Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery, 300 W. McDaniel, presents Artists Clark Medley and Michael Pfau for Second Saturday 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


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 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.

About Photographer Ted Thurman: 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, 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. Regular admission applies for Second Saturday. (417) 831-1976


Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy Art from Its Permanent Collection for Second Saturday, including works by Julie Blackmon, Gabe Bloodworth, and Stephanie Cramer. (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


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.” (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 in August. (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 Audrey Bottrell in August.


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. (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 Always Winter, Always Blood by Austin Evans and works by local metal sculptor James Dale. (417) 869-2338 Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat




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