Second Saturday Art Walk features 15 art venues
First Friday Art Walk marks the beginning of our members’ monthly art exhibits – but did you know many of our locations offer access to their shows throughout the month? If you missed First Friday or just want a second look, Second Saturday Art Walk is for you. This laid-back, daytime stroll version of the Walk for all ages runs 12-5 p.m. Feb. 9.
Fresh Gallery presents Featured ARtist Carole Ogden
Fresh Gallery presents February Featured Artist Carole Ogden. A Best of Missouri Hands artist, Carole has been a full time Kickapoo High School French teacher for the past 10 years. Painting is a hobby … one she can’t live without! Don’t miss her exhibit, and her publishing debut as illustrator for Christina Magers’ first children’s book, The Story of Nugget.
Obelisk Home welcomes Christie Snelson: Lost Reference
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Christie Snelson: Lost Reference in February. “In this collection I continue my journey over the last five years to break myself from having to use a strict reference to create my paintings. It’s a range of works that explore the balance between using partial references and the lack thereof.”
Springfield Brewing co. presents Artist Becky Lewis Smith
Springfield Brewing Company presents Featured Artist Rebecca Lewis Smith in February. Rebecca’s experience as an artist began with a love for abstract expressionist painting, followed by an early career creating contemporary stained-glass window designs. She is well versed in oil and acrylic painting, charcoal, mixed media and pastels.
MSU STUDENT EXHIBITION CENTER WELCOMES fOUNDATION eXHIBITION
MSU Student Exhibition Center welcomes the MSU Art Foundation show. This exhibit demonstrates students’ understanding of various artistic concepts in two- and three-dimensional design and drawing and the development of artistic skills through classroom instruction.
BRICK CITY GALLERIES PRESENT ART BY JANE TROUP, JULIE BLACKMON
MSU Brick City Gallery presents two featured artists for Second Saturday, both renowned talents. Don’t miss Julie Blackmon: Midwest Materials and Jane Troup: Fauna and Flora.
February 2019 Second Saturday GUIDE
Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery, 300 W. McDaniel, presents Featured Artist George Perkins in February. 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 Janet Abbey in a show titled Kill Day in February. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
Crave Cookie Dough, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 102, (right next to BookMarx) features Artist Sarah Rasul and Artists Francois Lariviere and Grace Douglas, and Photographer Dean P Groover (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 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 February Featured Artist Carole Ogden.
Best of Missouri Hands and Fresh Gallery artist Carole Ogden has also been a full time Kickapoo High School French teacher for the past 10 years. Painting is a hobby … one she can’t live without!
The French-born artist has always used art as a means of expression, empowerment, and enjoyment. Through her art she tries to transform the canvas into a story that celebrates life and forces the viewer to look closer at the world around them. She finds beauty in people-packed streets wondering what might be going on in those people’s lives.
The primary source of inspiration in her subject matter comes from her European roots and love of travel. She likes to use color to paint a magical feeling of the world that one may see in the day-to-day. Like the master colorist Henry Hensche, Ogden feels “Paintings are the visual music of the world.”
It is through her color-drenched artwork that she finds inner joy and now Ogden has moved on to becoming an illustrator of Christina Magers’ first children’s book, The Story of Nugget. (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. Travel back in time on the iconic Route 66 and learn about the places that put Springfield on the map. Enjoy the history of the early theaters that were located on the Mother Road. Free Museum night at First Friday Art Walk; regular admission applies on Second Saturday. (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org Open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-Sat
Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Steve McGuire in February.
McGuire majored in Art & Graphic Design at what was then Southwest Missouri State University. “I seem to have always been interested in art and photography. Art has always been an integral part of my life from an early age, and I got into photography about 20 years ago.”
McGuire has taught several classes at OTC both in art and computer graphics. A member of the Studio55 Fine Art Guild, McGuire’s artwork was displayed last year at Obelisk Home, The Library Center, Bambino’s and Spiva Art Center in Joplin. He specializes in airbrush painting, acrylic painting, colored pencil as well as computer graphics and photography. Open for First Friday and Second Saturday. (417) 832-1515 www.hotelvandivort.com
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, presents two featured artists for Second Saturday, both renowned talents. Don’t miss Julie Blackmon: Midwest Materials and Jane Troup: Fauna and Flora. (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 Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., showcases the work of MSU Art Foundation students. This exhibit demonstrates students’ understanding of various artistic concepts in two- and three-dimensional design and drawing and the development of artistic skills through classroom instruction. The exhibition runs Jan. 25-Feb. 15. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Christie Snelson: Lost Reference in February.
Lost Reference: In this collection I continue my journey over the last five years to break myself from having to use a strict reference to create my paintings. It’s a range of works that explore the balance between using partial references and the lack thereof. With a handful of pieces, I manipulate borrowed photographs by reforming them, simplifying, and using them as loosely as I can. On the other end of the spectrum, this collection also includes a dozen of intuitive abstracts as a result of completely abandoning my reference and excluding it from my process completely. A new introduction to my portfolio, abstracts are the crowning challenge to let go of the plan and just paint.
About the Artist: Christie Snelson is an emerging artist born and raised in Springfield, MO, and is an alumna of the Art & Design Department at MSU. She now manages the gallery and works at Obelisk Home, currently an artist-in-residence at ideaXfactory, an active member of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, and continually creates a variety of work that pushes her technical abilities and creative ideas. Her paintings can be found in throughout the country, internationally, and across social media. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Social on Patton, 314 Patton Ave. (open at 4 p.m. on Second Saturday) presents, Featured Artist Dean Curtis in February with the premiere of his collection Wild Horses of Shannon County. This stunning body of work by Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame inductee Dean Curtis shows the four herds of wild horses calling the pastures along the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers their home. Living in the wilds of Missouri for over 100 years, these horses are protected by law as a permanent part of the Ozark National Scenic Waterways and lovingly maintained by The Missouri Wild Horse League who prevented their eviction. Dean shares with us the noble spirit and magnificent beauty of this national treasure he has captured in his photographs which will find their way into our hearts and homes. Don’t miss your chance to own an original print from the exhibit in a raffle supporting Harmony House! (417) 368-0778 https://socialonpatton.com/
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Rebecca Lewis Smith in February.
Rebecca’s experience as an artist began with a love for abstract expressionist painting, followed by an early career creating contemporary stained-glass window designs. She is well versed in oil and acrylic painting, charcoal, mixed media and pastels.
Much of what Rebecca does in the studio is deeply influenced by both modern and ancient art, and she revels at exploring any and all art museums. She is particularly fond of abstract expressionism and expressionism in general for the way the styles communicate the individuality and spirit of the artist.
The artist holds a BFA degree in painting and drawing and an MS in education and has taught both art and gifted education in Missouri. She is also a juried artist member of Best of Missouri Hands.
Rebecca’s work can be seen live at Fresh Gallery, 400 W Walnut, in Springfield, MO, where she is an artist member as well as the Gallery Coordinator. (417) 832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com Open 11 a.m.-Last Call M-F; 9 a.m.- Last Call Sat-Sun
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 February. (417) 864 4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, presents Featured Artist Danielle Hartzler debuting her latest oil painting titled Female Gaze. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat