Blips, Negative Spaces, Fresh Gallery reception Dec. 15
Art Walk invites you to join us for Second Saturday Art Walk, noon-5 p.m. Dec. 15 with 14 participating locations. If you missed First Friday or just want a second look, Second Saturday is for you!
Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery presents George Perkins
Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery presents Featured Artist George Perkins in December. A self-taught artist who was born and raised in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, painting with oils and acrylics is Perkins’ primary focus, but he also enjoys sculpture and woodwork, and frames his paintings with reclaimed wood, often burned or stained.
Meganne Rosen brings Blips to Bookmarx in December
BookMarx presents Featured Artist Meganne Rosen with her show, Blips, featuring 100+ 4×4-inch canvases in various styles and subject matter.
Fresh presents Artist Alan O’Neal, last chance at Big Modern Art
Fresh Gallery presents December Featured Artist Alan O’Neal, plus your last opportunities to experience The Big Modern Pop Up Show at 204 S. Campbell! Meet Alan during a Second Saturday reception at Fresh 11-6 p.m., and don’t miss the Big Modern Pop Up Show 2-6 p.m.
History Museum presents Holiday Windows at the Fox
The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre, 157 Park Central Square, presents Holiday Windows at the Fox, a winter wonderland on the square, along with Memories of the Mother Road – Birthplace of Route 66. Regular admission applies on Second Saturday.
Obelisk Home welcomes Betty Parnell: Negative Spaces
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Betty Parnell: Negative Spaces. “So, when can negative be positive? In my paintings. Since I primarily seek to exploit color in vivid and unusual ways in my art, it took me a long time to realize that negative spaces can energize my color palette.” – Betty Parnell
December 2018 Second Saturday Guide
Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery, 300 W. McDaniel, presents Featured Artist George Perkins in December. A self-taught artist who was born and raised in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, Perkins lives there still with his wife, three teenage sons, tween daughter, a princess pit bull and an anxious boxer. While painting with oils and acrylics is his primary focus, he also enjoys sculpture and woodwork, and frames his paintings with reclaimed wood, often burned or stained.
Artist Statement: “I paint what my eye finds beauty in. Sometimes there is beauty in the torture of life. I find the tenderness in the pain of a broken heart and the anticipation of tasting a full glass of whiskey. Beauty brings with it color and memory, snapshots of passing time. When I look around the world, I realize that everything was someone’s passion, someone’s art, and we take joy in what others create. Since I have made art my life’s work, I have found more pleasure in a normal day. I can’t wait to start my next project, and then again, and then again …” (417) 771 5487. Open 12-9 p.m. T-Sat
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Meganne Rosen and her show, Blips. “Blips is an exhibition of at least 100 4×4-inch paintings on canvas. They are gesture paintings and range widely in subject matter and style.” www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
Crave Cookie Dough, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 102, (right next to BookMarx) features Artist Sarah Rasul, Artists Francois Lariviere and Grace Douglas, and Photographer Dean P Groover. Satisfy your cravings for original art and sweet treats with Crave Dec 15! (417) 350-1888 https://www.facebook.com/CraveCookieDough/
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 Second Saturday Art Walk.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 December Featured Artist Alan O’Neal, plus your last opportunities to experience The Big Modern Pop Up Show at 204 S. Campbell!
About the Artist: Alan O’Neal’s unique style of photography will absolutely delight you with his artistic interpretation of life through his camera lens. Enjoy a Second Saturday reception with the artist 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Second Saturday Dec. 15.
Big Modern Pop Up Gallery: Fresh Gallery’s temporary modern show located at 204 S. Campbell will conclude this month. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience gorgeous modern works by area artists 2-6 p.m. on Second Saturday Dec. 15 (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 Holiday Windows at the Fox, a winter wonderland on the square, along with 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 Featured Artist Maggie McCarthy on Wednesdays in December, and features its Permanent Collection for Second Saturday.
Artist Statement: “I choose Watercolor! The beauty and the challenge of this difficult medium is what keeps me going back. Watercolor is supposed to look like it just happens, unforced and fluid, but it does not. Successful watercolor takes a clear vision with a well-thought-out composition, a confident hand and, of course, flexibility: Always be open to what the watercolor has to say. All the famous techniques in the world do not make a good painting. The unique vision of the artist, confident in what he/she wants to say, makes a successful piece.” Open for First Friday and Second Saturday. (417) 832-1515 www.hotelvandivort.com Note:
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
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Betty Parnell: Negative Spaces.
Artist Statement: “So, when can negative be positive? In my paintings. Since I primarily seek to exploit color in vivid and unusual ways in my art, it took me a long time to realize that negative spaces can energize my color palette.
“What are negative spaces? Those areas between and around objects. Negative space can be background. It can define objects and bring balance. But it can also become the object itself, shoved to the forefront my complementary surrounding colors.
“White can create a negative space that gives structure and substance to canvas. Other colors used in secondary roles can do the same thing. Negative space can be used to elevate starring roles in a story, which is in face what an abstract offering projects.
“In much of my work for this show, I have used the color white more liberally than previously. I have been pleased to learn a new way of telling my stories.” — Betty Parnell (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Social on Patton, 314 Patton Ave., open at 4 p.m. on Saturday, invites you to fuel your holiday spirit by joining them for dinner or a drink and a preview their Art Gallery’s exhibiting artists for the new year: Portraitist Anna Bolt, “Checking Vanity at the Door,” Photographer Dean Curtis, “Wild Horses: Majestic Families of Missouri” and Graphic Artist Chris Mostyn, “We’ve found Gob .. and he is us.” https://socialonpatton.com/
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Doug Erb.
About the Artist: Doug Erb is a well-traveled Springfield native, a graduate of MSU, respected for his creative background in art direction, design and illustration. His extensive design career includes work with Sony Music, Fantagraphics Books, Rubber Records (Australia), Rhino Records, Frontier Records, Warner Bros. and many others. Erb’s current creative work is at time ironic, humorous, personal and always a bit oblique. His mind is always observing, twisting, pushing and pulling at ideas and accepted reality. “My creative process is never easy. It shouldn’t be. It challenges and rewards me in ways that defy explanation.” (417) 832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com Open 11 a.m.-Last Call M-F; 9 a.m.- Last Call Sat-Sun
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a working artist studio, is celebrating its last Holiday Season with Art Walk as Glass Master Terry Bloodworth steps into retirement and smaller ventures at the end of this year. Don’t miss your opportunity to own a Springfield Hot Glass Original and to stop in, congratulate Terry on his new ventures, and thank Hot Glass Studio for its role in making downtown Springfield an arts destination. Visit them on Second Saturday in December. (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 December. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, presents Featured Artist Austin Evans with new, large-scale ink-and-water pieces. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat