Blockbuster September Art Walk features 27 venues
First Friday Art Walk is bursting at the seams in September with shows in 27 participating locations. From painting, glass art, Modern Art and ceramics, to sculpture, photography, mixed media and eXtreme Fiber Art, the September Walk has something for everyone! Enjoy First Friday Art Walk 6-10 p.m. Sept.7, and get a second helping with Second Saturday Art Walk noon-5 Sept. 8!
Two artists, plus Big Modern Pop Up Show at Fresh
Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artists Alicia Farris and Cheryl Vowels in September, plus don’t miss The Big Modern Pop Up Show with the artists of Fresh and Visiting Artists Betty Parnell, Elizabeth Chapman and Nicole Chilton!
ideaXfactory offers stellar eXtreme Fiber Art exhibition
ideaXfactory presents eXtreme Fiber Art, an exciting mix of contemporary quilts, sculpture, installation, crochet, weaving, needle-felting, book art, origami, and art to wear, featuring both local and nationally awarded artists whose work has appeared in Quilt National and Fiberarts International. An amazing display with live demonstrations!
Creamery Arts Center artists are Inspired by … Music
The Creamery Arts Center presents Inspired by … Music in September. Enjoy local artists’ interpretations and an online playlist featuring the music that inspired them!
Beyond Studio welcomes Artist/Educator Ann Kynion
Beyond Studio presents Painter and Art Educator Ann Kynion in September. Ann’s primary goal as an artist and a teacher is to express her love of drawing and painting through her art. Also enjoy Erin Renee’s prismatic paintings in September.
Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery presents Ken Richardson
Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery presents Mixed Media Artist Ken Richardson in September. Richardson has been producing playfully themed work in the Springfield area since the early 1990s.
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery exhibiting New Works
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery presents New Works by Todd Lowery, Rebecca Miller, Matt Noblett, Tom Russo, Jackie Warren and Blaine Whisenhunt,
September 2018 Gallery Guide
Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, features the work of local Painter and Art Educator Ann Kynion in September. Ann’s primary goal as an artist and a teacher is to express her love of drawing and painting through her art. Erin Renee’s prismatic paintings will be returning this month as well! We hope you will join us to gain inspiration from their work and create some art of your own! (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F
Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery, 300 W. McDaniel, presents Mixed Media Artist Ken Richardson in September. Richardson has been producing playfully themed work in the Springfield area since the early 1990s. His original work focused on clay and creating functional high-fire stoneware. Wheel thrown pottery slowly evolved into welding, found objects, painting and a colorful palette. Richardson continues to experiment with a wide variety techniques and materials. He concocts light-hearted art reflecting his ever-changing experiences, interests and skills. Pieces on display will be for sale. (417) 771 5487. Open 12-9 p.m. T-Sat
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Taylor Jenkins in September. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
Crave Cookie Dough, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 102, (right next to BookMarx) adds Artist Sarah Rasul to its lineup in September, joining Artists Francois Lariviere and Grace Douglas, and Photographer Dean P Groover. Satisfy your cravings for original art and sweet treats with Crave Sept. 7! (417) 350-1888
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Inspired By … Music. Visual and auditory arts share the same language: Composition, arrangement, scale, and movement, for example. Enjoy local artists’ interpretations and an online playlist featuring the music that inspired them! (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 New Works by Todd Lowery, Rebecca Miller, Matt Noblett, Tom Russo, Jackie Warren and Blaine Whisenhunt Sept. 7-28. Enjoy the opening reception 5-8 p.m. Sept. 7. 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 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 during the First Friday and Second Saturday Art Walks.
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 Featured Artists Alicia Farris and Cheryl Vowels in September, plus don’t miss The Big Modern Pop Up Show with the artists of Fresh and Visiting Artists Betty Parnell, Elizabeth Chapman and Nicole Chilton!
Alicia Farris is an award-winning artist and instructor whose water media work has been included in numerous national and international exhibits including a juried exhibit recently in Qingdao, China, where she was recognized with a Jack Richeson honor award. She was a 2017 recipient of the Edgar A. Whitney Transparent watercolor award at the Southwestern Watercolor Society exhibit and is signature member of multiple societies, including Watercolor USA Honor Society and the National Watercolor Society. She will be displaying a number of never before shown works of all sizes for the month of September at Fresh.
Cheryl Vowels has been a glass artist for about 40 years. She has shown her work in galleries statewide and has done custom work in southeast Missouri. One of Fresh Gallery’s newest resident artists, her love for the natural world comes through in glass expressions. She utilizes rare glass, natural objects, kiln formed glass and other objects to produce one-of-a-kind sculptural pieces. Many of these newer pieces will be shown for the first time in September.
The Big Modern Pop Up Show will be on display for First Fridays in September and October and 2-6 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month. Also viewable by appointment. (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. Enjoy the history of some of the iconic neon signs that once lined the Mother Road. Travel back in time on Route 66 and visit the fun places that put Springfield on the map. 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 September Featured Artist Debra McCamish
Artist Statement: “My current work is a collection of macro and still life photography shot in the Ozarks. Most of the images are shot with narrow depth of field creating a bokeh effect that draws attention to the movement and details of the image. Motivation to capture these images stems from appreciation not only for what exists, but the cycles of life that each living thing experiences. The dramatic metamorphosis and texture of the details from the beginning of buds to the grace of decay is captivating.
“I am inspired by the way light dances on the petals, the way a spider web shows off color and light in a mathematical way, and the way a bee seems to not be bothered that you are in love with the same flower he is. Photography has a way of connecting me to and reminding me of what is quietly beautiful and what I might otherwise miss with the whirl of everyday life. It is a way of connecting us all with this one moment that will never occur again and keeps us in anticipation of what we might experience next.”
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, features eXtreme Fiber Art, an exciting mix of contemporary quilts, sculpture, installation, crochet, weaving, needle-felting, book art, origami, and art to wear, featuring both local and nationally awarded artists whose work has appeared in Quilt National and Fiberarts International. We will also have some of fiber art making tools such as looms and a knitting machine on display. See live floor loom weaving demonstrations by master weaver Paula Rosen. Featured artists include Deidre Argyle, Mia Bloom, Roxie Castro, Lura Faye, Carlynn Forst, Anita Grant, Sharon Harper, Jennifer Hateley, Shen Chen Hsieh, Sarah Jones, Patty Kennedy-Zafred, Carole Loeffler, Penny Mateer, Eleanor McCain, Kathy Nida, Megan Rosen, Paula Rosen, Pam RuBert, Hannah Sheppeck, Susan Shie, Rebecca Siemering, Jo Van Arkel, Laura Wasilowski, and more. http://ideaxfactory.com
Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy Tango Down the Runway, a fashion show sneak preview of Tango Clothing Company, a new retailer opening on Commercial Street in September. The show starts at 8:30; admission is free, but VIP admission, including swag bag and food, is $12. (417) 755-7681 manesalonandsocial.com 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 www.milletandhammer.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, proudly presents Faculty Exhibition 2018-19 with an Art Walk reception Sept. 7. (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 Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, invites you to Celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day early at the Morris Center with traditional art, clothing, games, and snacks during the Sept. 7 Art Walk. The Center of International Programs brings the world to southwest Missouri through art, cultural displays, food, music, and more. http://international.missouristate.edu
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Metals, Jewelry and Photography Students’ Biennial Exhibition. The exhibition consists of a combination of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work produced by current Art+Design majors. The exhibition is free and open to the public. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Amy Jenkins: Modern Earthly Analysis. Jenkins is a self-taught artist from Springfield and founder of AJ’s Gallery.
Artist Statement: These pieces are done using a style called “dirty pouring”. I like to create nature inspired minimalistic abstracts referencing mountains, galaxies, water, etc. They can be interpreted by the viewer without forcing a particular image. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Abstracts by Deidra D’amico, plus don’t miss the 6 p.m. Art Talk with Hannah Robinson, MSU art history major: The Religious and the Secular: Controversial Developments in Kachina Spirit Figures. 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 Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Audrey Bottrell. 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 Glassblower’s Art during the First Friday and Second Saturday Art Walks. (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 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 Art Walks in September. (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, presents Featured Artist Susan Goodman. An art teacher for 10 years and a lifetime artist, Goodman creates Memory Jars and Assemblage from antique ephemera . “A love for the old and vintage shows up in all of my pieces. The older the better, I love vintage graphic design” 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 Featured Artist Michelle Rosedale and Author Debra Davis in September. www.mysystematic.com Open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-F and for First Friday Art Walk
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, presents local Photographer, Lane Simmons exhibiting some of his recent photojournalism pieces. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
U.school, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, welcomes students back for the fall semester with Student Artwork from the first of the year and some retrospective pieces from last year. Join them for an Art Walk reception 6:30-8 p.m. www.u.school