May Art Walk Kicks off Artsfest Weekend!
May Art Walk kicks off Artsfest Weekend!
The merry month of May is an art lover’s dream with a blockbuster First Friday Art Walk in 27 locations kicking off a weekend of art with Artsfest on Walnut Street May 4-5.
May is always a big month for Art Walk as a variety of members and sponsors join – and rejoin – in the spring. Welcome back to partnerSpringfield Police Museum at the Calaboose and sponsors Systematic Savings Bank and STD Flea Market/Grey Rocks Event Center. A big Art Walk Welcome to new sponsors OTC Fine Art and Ozark Mountain Flower Truck!
The May event has it all: amazing university student and senior shows, new locations, the Fresh Gallery 2019 Annual Juried Competition and Exhibition, hands-on art activities, live music, the SculptureXGames at ideaXfactory and more 6-10 p.m. May 3.
PARK CENTRAL LIBRARY: WYRD SISTERS: FIBRE ART, LEARN TO WEAVE
Park Central Branch Library presents Wyrd Sisters: Fibre Art by Whitney Gillenwaters. plus get hands-on with the Art of Weaving. Learn simple weaving techniques and participate in a community weaving project with Whitney, a Library staff member. Materials will be provided.
OTC FINE ART OFFERS STUDENT SHOWS IN TWO LOCATIONS IN MAY
OTC Fine Arts returns to Art Walk in May with its Spring Student Showcase on campus, plus Creative Cultivation at Yellow Chair Makery.
AT OBELISK HOME: DUSTIN BURGERT: BOXCAR, BIRDHOUSE AUCTION
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Dustin Burgert: Boxcar, plus don’t miss the Annual Birdhouse Auction with Drury University benefiting Habitat for Humanity!
IDEAXFACTORY HOSTS SCULPTUREXGAMES FINALE DURING ART WALK
IdeaXfactory presents Sculpture X-Games Finale, featuring 20 or more sculptures by teams comprising more than 75 participating artists!
SYSTEMATIC SAVINGS RETURNS WITH TODD & KARLA DANIEL, MIKE ILKIW
Systematic Savings Bank returns as an Art Walk sponsor in May, making its 2019 Art Walk debut with Featured Artists Todd & Karla Daniel, and Mike Ilkiw.
SPRINGFIELD POLICE MUSEUM AT THE CALABOOSE REOPENS FOR WALK
Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose, Springfield’s original jail, was built in 1891 and used until the 1940s. Now a police museum, its historic displays cover a wide variety of fascinating crimes, lawmen and relics of law enforcement past.
MAY 2019 GALLERY GUIDE
Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, Will Not Participate in the May Art Walk. (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F
Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery, 300 W. McDaniel, presents Featured Artists Michael Pfau and Josh Frost in May. (417) 771 5487. Open 12-9 p.m. T-Sat
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, is proud to presents Featured Artist Photographer Todd Twilbeck in May.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
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, Will Not Participate in the May Art Walk due to Artsfest. But come out to the Patron Experience on Friday evening from 6-8pm on Historic Walnut Street! There will be live music, food and beverage vouchers, festival swag, and most importantly- exclusive first dibs on all the amazing art! $20.00 at the gate (Walnut Street and JQHammons ). Or give us a call for more information on full weekend VIP packages (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., invites you to experience the APEX Senior Exhibition. Enjoy the Opening Reception 5-8 p.m. during Art Walk. Show runs through Friday, May 10. 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 a stellar artist lineup for May with Stephanie Cramer, Jane Parker, Shelly Forbes, Christie Snelson, Dustin Burgert, Daniel Flodin, Kat Allie, Tom Beale, Jared Gillett, J. Kent Martin and Rosie Winstead! (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 the Fresh Gallery 2019 Annual Juried Competition and Exhibition. Every year Fresh Gallery invites 2D and 3D artists in all mediums to participate in this open event. A great opportunity for artists to show their work, and patrons to discover new and exciting regional talent. Join us First Friday Art Walk for the exhibition opening and awards presentation Friday, May 3 at 6 p.m. The Exhibition is free and open to the public through May 31. About the Fresh Anniversary: Throughout 2019 Fresh will be celebrating its 10-year achievement with a variety of events. In September, the Photography Show & Competition takes center stage. (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. (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 Rebecca Lewis Smith for the May 3 Art Walk.
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 a juried artist member of Best of Missouri Hands. She is also an artist member of Fresh Gallery as well as Gallery Coordinator. (417) 832-1515www.hotelvandivort.com Note: Hotel Vandivort is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Open 24-7-365
IdeaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents the Sculpture X-Games Finale, featuring 20 or more sculptures by teams comprising more than 75 participating artists! http://ideaxfactory.com
Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to join them for Featured Artist Jessica Shoenfelt. Jessica was born and raised in the middle of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. She moved to Missouri in 2003. Her love of painting was rekindled in 2011 after the birth of her sixth child. A minimalist country girl, Jessica paints scenes from her life and experiences. Acrylic is her medium of choice. She paints in traditional and impressionistic styles. (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, and the Department of Art+Design present Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibitions. Students graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art will be exhibiting senior projects created in a variety of media. (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, presents A Show to Be Announced for the May 3 Art Walk. http://international.missouristate.edu
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Art and Design Department BFA in Design Professional Design Practicum Exhibition. The Final Project in the Professional Design Practicum course is based on an ability to define and select a problem that requires an intervention of a graphic designer/illustrator from the wide scope of prospective clients such as nonprofit groups or businesses.
The exhibition includes a visual presentation of Final Project from analyzing problem and its challenges, sketches, ideas developments, through the final solution of problem solving and its implementation. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu Open 1-6 p.m. M-F; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Dustin Burgert: Boxcar, plus don’t miss the Annual Birdhouse Auction with Drury University benefiting Habitat for Humanity!
Show statement: “Inspiration drawn from railroad car graffiti is the foundation for my show, “Boxcar.” I’ve never minded being stopped by a train that was loaded down with Graffiti art—seeing the different colors, techniques and styles zooming by. Each car different but similar bounded by the capacity of technique you get with spray paint. I challenged myself to come up with pieces that not only reflected graffiti but pieces that ease the mind with the use of the cool colors and relaxed shapes. You won’t find spray paint in this collection, but hopefully you will catch the essence of that old train car clinking by.”
Artist Bio: “My relationship with abstract art is derived from a creative ability to see a finished product in my head before paint touches canvas. The visions I put to canvas are spontaneous and often don’t fall into a defined theme, although they may have a slight likeness that can be observed in them. Because art can mean or represent so many different things to so many different people, my goal above anything is to create conversational pieces that not only warm a room but inspire positivity and imagination as well.” – Dustin Burgert (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Arts, 1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, returns to Art Walk in May with its Spring Student Showcase, plus Creative Cultivation at Yellow Chair Makery. A multidiscipline feast for the senses, visitors will enjoy a First Friday Art Walk reception 5-7 p.m. in the OTC Jared Family Atrium, Information Commons building, plus visual arts exhibit will be showcased in our student gallery areas on the first floor of the Information Commons building, first and second floor Information Commons East (ICE) and the first floor of the Norman K. Meyers building. We will have the best on display from our visual arts courses: Drawing I + II, Painting I, 2D Design, 3D Design, and Portfolio Development. Theater + Music student performances will also take place 6-8 p.m. in ICE 350. Theater students under the direction of instructor Jon Herbert will perform beginning at 6.
OTC Fine Arts will also be hosting a featured First Friday Art Walk exhibition, Creative Cultivation, at the Yellow Chair Makery, 314 E. McDaniel Street. Creative Cultivation is an exhibition by OTC Fine Arts students in Painting II, Drawing II and Portfolio Design. They will host an opening May FFAW reception 6-10 p.m. These events are free and open to the public! (417) 447-8975 http://otc.edu/finearts
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites you to enjoy Wyrd Sisters: Fibre Art by Whitney Gillenwaters, and get hands on with the Art of Weaving. Learn simple weaving techniques and participate in a community weaving project with Whitney, a Library staff member Materials will be provided. 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.
Social on Patton, 314 Patton Ave. presents Featured Artist Josh Sullivan: Specializing in Vice – The Commercial Art of Fried Design Company.
Ever wonder how a brand emerges to fix an identity crisis? This award-winning, hard-hitting, knee-slapping, line-stepping, fire-breathing, almost occult body of work showcases the brand design and illustration work of one of the Midwest’s most up and coming for-hire group of trouble makers.
Come join us as Fried Design Company Founder Josh Sullivan takes over our gallery while Team Taco and Mother’s Brewery take over our restaurant for this First Friday Art Walk Opening and Celebration! (417) 368-0778 https://socialonpatton.com/
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Steve McGuire in May.
About the Artist: I majored in Art & Graphic Design at 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. I have taught several classes at OTC both in art and computer graphics. Currently have work on display at Obelisk Home, The Library Center and Spiva Art Center, Joplin. I specialize in airbrush painting, acrylic painting, colored pencil as well as computer graphics and photography. I enjoy photography while hiking and camping in and around the Ozarks area and beyond. (417) 832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com Open 11 a.m.-Last Call M-F; 9 a.m.- Last Call Sat-Sun 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 Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, is once again 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 May. (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, returns to the Walk as a sponsor in May with Featured Artist Lynette Radford, a fiber artist. Open all day First Friday, this early bird location closes at 6 p.m. Open for Second Saturday. (417) 425-2019 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Note: STD Flea Market/Grey Rocks Event Center is an Early Bird location; reception 5-6 p.m.
Systematic Savings Bank, 318 South Avenue, returns as an Art Walk sponsor in May, making its 2019 Art Walk debut with Featured Artists Todd & Karla Daniel, and Mike Ilkiw. Open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-F and during First Friday Art Walk
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, showcases Featured Artist Kwaku Addai, with mixed media figural sculptures of traditional Ghanaian culture. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
U.school, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, invites you to join them 6:30-8 p.m. for a display of student work including a preview of the May issue of DWNTWN Magazine.