Second Saturday offers daytime stroll version of Art Walk
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If you missed the March 1 Art Walk, fear not: Second Saturday is coming! A week after the Walk, our galleries and art venues invite you back for Second Saturday, our laid-back, afternoon stroll version of the Walk, noon-5 p.m. March 9 in 14 participating locations.
Featured Artists Michael Pfau, Josh Frost at Birds Eye Tattoo
Birds Eye Tattoo and Art Gallery presents Featured Artists Michael Pfau and Josh Frost in March.
Photographer Deborah Whytock takes center stage at Fresh
Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artist Deborah Whytock in March. Her focus is photographs that display eclectic choices and find continuity in her style, which gravitates toward the drama of black and white.
History Museum features Route 66 History, early theaters
The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre invites you to experience Memories of the Mother Road – Birthplace of Route 66 and enjoy the history of the early theaters that were located on the Mother Road.
From Ash to Grace: Steven Spencer at Hotel Vandivort in March
Hotel Vandivort presents Steven Spencer: From Ash to Grace in March. This exhibition consists of photographs of the artists reviving classical ballet in Cambodia, where in the 1970’s, war, genocide, and the torture and execution of the educated middle class by the Khmer Rouge left over 2 million dead. Dance was another casualty.
Dancing Pencils: The Art of Chris Blackmon at Obelisk Home
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Dancing Pencils: The Art of Chris Blackmon featuring his incredibly detailed, hyperrealistic charcoal and graphite drawings.
Transformation Gallery welcomes Featured Artist Kwaku Addai
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo showcases Featured Artist Kwaku Addai with a display of oils and acrylics.
March 2019 Second Saturday GUIDE
Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery, 300 W. McDaniel, presents Featured Artists Michael Pfau and Josh Frost in March, including images from Pfau’s continued journey into his Sacred Flower of Life series. (417) 771 5487. Open 12-9 p.m. T-Sat
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents A Show to Be Announced for the March 1 Art Walk. 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. Satisfy your cravings for original art and sweet treats with Crave. (417) 350-1888 https://www.facebook.com/CraveCookieDough/ Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. T-Th, 11 a.m.-12 a.m. F-Sat, 12-10 p.m. Sun
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 Note: European Café is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 11 p.m.
Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artist Deborah Whytock in March. Whytock has been an artist in one form or another most of her life. In 1998, she operated her own studio/ gallery where she and another artist collaborated on art for sale. Breaking even the first year in business, though exceptional, was not adequate to survive financially. So, she attended Loma Linda University to study physical therapy. After 15 years as a Physical Therapist Assistant she returned to art.
Her focus is photographs that display eclectic choices and find continuity in her style, which gravitates toward the drama of black and white. She is more concerned with the artistic aspects of the image vs. the technical precision applied through Photoshop. Her goal is to give you a view into what she sees – however imperfect that may be.
Deborah has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the country over the past 4 years. She was Juried into Fresh Gallery in September 2018 after winning 1st Place in their 1st Annual Photography Exhibition. She also received 1st Place in Photography – professional division, in “An Evening with Studio 55” at the Springfield Art Museum last October. Her affiliations include Springfield Regional Arts Council, Studio 55 Arts Guild, Southwest Missouri Museum Associates-Visual Artists, Visual Artist Alliance of Springfield, Best of Missouri Hands, and she is a founding member of Heartland Art Club.
Deborah and her husband own Oak Rose Studio in Springfield, Missouri. Enjoy Deborah’s work at Fresh on Second Saturday. (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 Steven Spencer: From Ash to Grace in March. This exhibition consists of photographs of the artists reviving classical ballet in Cambodia, where in the 1970’s, war, genocide, and the torture and execution of the educated middle class by the Khmer Rouge left over two million dead. Dance was another casualty. But Spencer’s light-slashed images of young dancers and their visionary Rambert-trained teacher, Stephen Bimson, reveal human stories, individual and shared, that are at once difficult, beautiful, and essential: street scenes of poverty, promise, and workaday life; class reconciliation through art; the empowering training and graceful work of young women dancing near the killing fields and mass graves of their grandparents’ generation. Spencer’s work is accompanied by poems and reporting by Kate Murr. 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
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 Dancing Pencils: The Art of Chris Blackmon featuring his incredibly detailed, hyperrealistic charcoal and graphite drawings.
Artist Statement: “I am a hyperrealism pencil artist. I enjoy my art form (realism) because being able to capture an image and recreate it on paper, in a sense enables you to recreate the thoughts and feelings that were experienced at that moment, while inspiring new ones as well. In sharing my work with the world, my passion and desire is to encourage others to pursue their God given abilities to make a difference in the world. I would like to continue to expand into the realms of bridal/wedding art and pet portrait/art as well, while still creating any and every custom design for my clients!” (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Featured Artist Jonathan Zachary: Old and New Works. (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.
Social on Patton, 314 Patton Ave. presents The Wild Horses of Shannon County by Photographer Dean Curtis. Visit the free exhibit in March (open at 4 on Saturday) and make a $10 donation to Harmony House for an opportunity to win the Exhibit’s signature framed photograph, “Shawnee Creek #1” – a take-your-breath-away image of the entire herd running toward the photographer out of a sycamore woods backlit by filtered dawn light. Dean is contributing the raffle proceeds to 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 March.
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 Second Saturday Art Walk in March. (417) 864 4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, showcases Featured Artist Kwaku Addai with a display of oils and acrylics.
“Kwaku uses both acrylic and oil paints and his captivating works represent Ghanaian culture in both modern and traditional settings. Through his brushy technique and bold color choices, his works embrace the essence and emotion of his subjects. His desire for viewers is that his works would evoke thoughts of inspiration. And he achieves this by capturing the confidence and strength, while at the same time the tenderness in the scenes that he paints.” (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat