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June Walk features impressive array of art

Spring is wending its way into summer as Art Walk celebrates the amazing creativity of our region with a slate of incredible shows in 22 participating locations June 7. 


Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, presents its own Fab Five Event showing the work of 5 amazingly talented artists for the month of June. Our theme focuses around the use of line and color in art. Art activities and themed snacks will be provided! Participating artists are Megan Wagler, Kori Smalley, Jacqueline Warren, Rachel Duffy, and Sabrina Osment.  (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F



BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, is proud to presents Featured Artist Caitlan An: In and Out, a show of Impressionist-inspired paintings focused on there! 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, presents the SRAC 2019 Members Show. This exciting show, sponsored by Positronic, features pieces from SRAC members. The opening reception is during First Friday Art Walk. There will be light refreshments, live music, and amazing conversations with brilliant regional artists! (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.


Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, presents a stellar artist lineup for June 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 two artists in June. Old Favorites/New Directions features abstract painter Nancy Dornan and mixed media artist Becky White, both of whom are exploring new directions with their work. Also, don’t miss Fresh’s Big Modern Gallery at 204 S. Campbell, which welcomes Guest Artists Meike Aton, Keith Ekstam, Gene Wineland and Gary Park and many Fresh Gallery artists in June and July.

Nancy Dornan began painting in 2009. Attending classes and workshops over the years, Nancy explored a variety of mediums and styles. One of her greatest gifts early on was attending a workshop which encouraged painting big on large canvases with looseness and abandonment. It was a freeing experience.

“I love to explore color and texture in a variety of subjects. I am attracted to bold colors and bold textures contrasting with subtle smooth paint passages. These transitional passages make me literally get my hands in my work. The tactile nature of my work requires a variety of tools, sometime to the exclusion of traditional brushes. Some of my work has been likened to an architectural dig, revealing layers of texture with color peeking through. Multiple layers of color and texture interplaying against, over, and under various layers appeals to me. “

Becky White is a mixed media artist with a self-proclaimed ridiculous passion for gardening. Her work is primarily based in fiber and encaustic. She uses plant materials from the garden she and her husband have cultivated over 20 plus years as both inspiration and component in her art.

“I wander through our garden and take macro photos. When you get really close to a flower or a leaf, even the bark on a tree, it ceases to be an object. It becomes an amazing example of texture, pattern and shape. Mixed media allows me the freedom to interpret what I see and create 2D, 3D, functional and nonfunctional work. No limitations. No boundaries. I love jumping down the “What If?” rabbit hole of experimentation and discovering where it leads.”

Nancy and Becky will be hosting two receptions in June. Thursday, June 6, 5-7 p.m. and Thursday, June 20 5-7 p.m. Join us for refreshments and see where the artist’s New Directions have taken them. (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 Michelle Martin.

Missouri-based artist Michelle Martin creates abstract paintings with alcohol ink. ​ She uses the ebb and flow of the ink to make a tangible expression from the head to the page. ​ Her abstract works are inspired by memories and moments; sometimes weathered and often raw.

Michelle’s artwork connects the audience to their own experiences and shares the commonality of human emotion. Her art is delicate, full of movement, and filled with intricate details. This creative style offers a contemplative escape from the routine of each day; drawing the audience towards inward reflection.

A Michelle Martin painting is a portal into the artist’s mind. ​ While her work is abstract and does not express her sentiments in a literal sense, the colors, gestures, and movement on the page reflects her life experiences. ​

We encounter an artist and a process balanced between the ink and negative space on the page. This relationship of color and white space aid in expressing her artistic voice in her art.​ There is a familiarity in each piece, yet a uniqueness found by everyone. The art is both relatable and ambiguous; understandable yet foreign. (417) 832-1515 www.hotelvandivort.com Note: Hotel Vandivort is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Open 24-7-365


Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist David Faught in June.

David grew up on a farm in the small Missouri town of Walnut Grove. Since he was old enough to pick up a pencil, he has been creating art. As a child, it started out as Star Wars and has evolved to all the things that he loves today.

In 2005 he made the leap to make being an Artist his full-time profession. Since this time, he has had the opportunity to work with many major companies and movies as well as collaborate with numerous models and actors/actresses on pieces. He has also discovered that his passion lies in doing Pin-up- and Horror-themed art as well as Comic and Sci-Fi/Fantasy art.

Currently, David resides just outside of Springfield, MO and is focusing on growing his brand and expanding his portfolio.

Projects David has worked on include Shadow artist for both Marvel and DC comics; Drifter Series; Z.O.D. and Shane Moore collaborations; Head Metal Comics; and freelance with many major companies and movies. (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


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Jane Troup: Scenes From My Life in June and July.

Artist Statement: “Growing up I always went for the woods. There is something about being away from the city and cars that helps quiet my mind and allows me to delve deeply into my inner world.

“Painting has been the means by which I reveal how I think and understand life.

“My style has naturally developed over a lifetime.

“I paint familiar landscapes, but the work is not so much a representation of Nature as an illustration for the story I tell.

“I look to Nature for truth.

“As an artist I strive to create a thought-provoking physical object that records the musings of my individual mind.

“So, I set the scene, design the set, add the characters and call, “action.”

“You might think of the painting as a visual poem or a page from a story.

“The mystery always remains.” – Jane Troup (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites you to enjoy Small Worlds by Hannah Sheehan, plus at 6 p.m. beginners and masters alike are invited to drop by the All-Levels Chess Tournament, hosted by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Chess Club. 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 a Quartet of Featured Artists in June: Aaron Mihalevich, Greg Benne, Brian Koschak and Chris Mostyn. Enjoy the opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday June 7. Come contemplate, meditate and celebrate the works that these artists share with our community.

Photographer Aaron Mihalevich presents “Spectacular Sights of the Ozarks,” a journey through the wild and scenic world around us.

Greg Benne, art instructor at Westport Middle School thinks outside the box with his show of personal and student pinhole photography, “Capturing the World in a Box.” Artist/writer

Brian Koschak’s passion is storytelling, whether in graphic novels or the single illustrations he shares in his show, “Spiritual Beginnings – Shamans at Social.”

Chris Mostyn, winner of Springfield’s Art Instructor of the Year, returns featuring the next page of his story in “Back to the Future – Life in a Comic Strip.” For your $10 donation to Harmony House, you will get one chance to win his beautifully framed signed print, “In the Gloaming.”! (417) 368-0778 https://socialonpatton.com/


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents A Show To Be Announced for the June Walk. (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 June. (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, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Tom Davis. About the Artist: “I specialize in studio, still life, product, food and location photography. As an old school photographer, I capture the light with my camera: I don’t rely on Photoshop or software to create my image.” Open for Second Saturday. (417) 425-2019 Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 7.


Systematic Savings Bank, 318 South Avenue, is proud to present its June Featured Artists Marian Chamberlain and Nicole Chilton. 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 Austin Evans for the June Art Walk.  Transformation is also having a Print Sale amassing all its prints from the last nine years. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat


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