First Friday Art Walk Newsletter

The Talk of the Walk July 2009
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2009 Art Walk Galleries
Hawthorn continues show by Elizabeth Chapman
Art by Elizabeth Chapman
Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., is pleased to extend the showing of work by Artist Elizabeth Chapman. While Chapman's work is in the process of evolving, this particular body of work shows the emergence of a new artist. Working in styles ranging from realistic to abstract, and utilizing various mediums from transparent watercolor to collage, Chapman's style is as dynamic as her compositions. Meet the artist and enjoy live music by Dale Augustson from 6 to 10 p.m. July 3.(417) 866-6688 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

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     First Friday Art Walk invites you to fire up your Fourth of July weekend with an evening of art, music, food and fun, 6-10 p.m. at 20 participating galleries in downtown Springfield on July 3.
Global Fayre shows work of Master Weaver
     Zulu Wire Basket by Ben Makhanya
     Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, presents Ben Makhanya: Master Weaver of Zulu Wire Baskets. Ben started weaving in 2002 at the age of 28. His previous job was as a bricklayer, and he often had to leave his family for long periods of time to go to work on construction projects. He started weaving to earn an income and found that he thoroughly enjoyed it, experimenting with new designs, stitches and color combinations; he creates fascinating works of art. (417) 873-9792 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-W, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Th-Sat, 1-5 p.m. Sun or by appointment
ArtWhole Studios features music by Moonhoney
     ArtWhole Studios, 408 W. Walnut, features group painting, music by Moonhoney, new photos by studio owner Chet Burgtorf and food by Twilight Grill. For more information, make an appointment with us at (417) 866-7929 or 
The Gillioz presents photos, pastel landscapes
Godseye by Clarissa French
Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents Works by Clarissa French and Jerri Loveland. A professional journalist and consultant, Clarissa's exhibit, It's a Blast, is a series of abstract photographic images of fireworks, all born on the Fourth of July. A CPA and controller for the Taney County Ambulance District, Jerri's passion has always been art. This show consists mostly of the pastel landscapes that she has recently completed though she considers herself a mixed media artist. (417) 863-7843
Stephanie Cramer graces Inveno Health
   Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., invites you to enjoy the colorful artwork of Painter/Printmaker Stephanie Cramer. Inveno, one of the newest galleries to join the Art Walk, is located just in front of Obelisk Home. Come enjoy both galleries and there is plenty of parking. (417) 831-1270 Open 6-10 Art Walk evening or contact us for a tour at

Jason Bowers reveals unseen beauty at Bodhi Salon
Photo by Jason Bowers
Bodhi Salon & Spa, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 106, presents Photographer Jason Bowers. Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Jason Bowers didn't pick up a camera until he moved into the Ozarks area and saw all the natural beauty around him. Now years later he has become an avid outdoor photographer but has the eye to find unseen beauty in plain sight. (417) 864-4399  Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. M-F; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat
Chris Short shares coastal images at Elite PhotoArt
  Elite PhotoArt, 325 E. Walnut St., features Photographer Chris Short. Chris is a senior photographer for Bass Pro Shops® and during his spare time captures beautiful images in the coastal areas around the United States. Chris will be displaying his fine art photography elegantly printed on canvas. Elite PhotoArt also features pottery by Bari Precious, artwork by Ammie Cyr, Nancy Rose, Gary Adamson and Jay; and photography by Larry Daniel, , Katia Lee, Dwayne Hillme, and Gallery owners, Will and Lisa Roberts. Come enjoy lemonade, snacks and the great Art Walk venues. (417) 569-3322 or (417) 234-7761 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat or by appointment
Fresh puts focus on painters in July
      Mother's Love by Alicia FarrisFresh, located at the southwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artists Alicia Farris, Dolores Bauer and Mary Hamilton in July. A membership gallery of juried local and regional artists, Fresh artists include Laura Valentine Blumer, Janice Brueggemann, Bruce Burnaugh, Stephanie Cramer, Holly Elkins, Clarissa French, Joy Hyde, Ann Meese, Jeanie Morris, Angel Nahon, Carol Penprase, Barb Radovanovich, Karen Schneider, Peggy Thatch Sibley, Sandy Strother, Debbie Sutherland, Denene Taliaferro, Karla Breeding Trammell, Sharon Warren and Elaine Willig. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Th and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri-Sat
Enjoy painting, photography on South Avenue 
     Fitzwilly's Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave., will be showing Works by Teresa Dilsaver. Using paint and canvas Teresa captures the colors and shapes of the Ozarks at their most beautiful. (417) 866-3696 Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat; First Friday hours 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
     Nonna's Italian Café, 306 South Ave., presents Photographs by Corey Brown. Corey fell in love with photography the first time she stepped foot in the darkroom. She feels photography allows her to stop time and capture one instant forever, and she enjoys using the medium as a means of capturing personality ... genuine laughs and honest moments. A unique and candid blend of timing, talent and lighting. (417) 831-1222
Park Central presents Ashley Berry, Greene Coast
     Park Central Branch Library  Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, features the ethnic art of Ashley Berry in July. Entertainment will be provided by the musical group Greene Coast, an exciting amalgam of jazz fusion, funk and jam.(417) 831-1342 Open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. M-Th; 7 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat
Fashioned by Jaye zooms in on Sandra Shipley
     Fashioned By Jaye, 212 S. Campbell, will be showing Digital Photography by Sandra Shipley. We will also continue our make-an-offer sale on all displayed art by Jaye Coltharp and clearance prices on locally handcrafted accessory items. (417) 862-4100 Open Noon-7 p.m. M-F; 2-7 p.m. Sat
Creamery presents SRAC Members Exhibition
     The Creamery Arts Center The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents more than 130 pieces of artwork in the first Springfield Regional Arts Council Members' Exhibition. Enjoy a wide variety of media including acrylic, fiber collage, jewelry, and photography created by members of the Arts Council. Also, don't miss the performance of the 78th Army Band of New Jersey at The Creamery during Art Walk. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
A new take on portraits at Big Smile Photography
    Big Smile Photography, 207 Park Central East, features international award-winning wedding and portrait photographer Jeremy Lawson's creative lifestyle wedding and portraiture work. Big Smile displays Jeremy's one-of-a-kind portrait and wedding images from local events as well as events from around the world.  (417) 527-2885 Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F and by appointment
Gavyn Sky at Obelisk Home: limitless opportunities
     Work by Gavyn Sky Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Painter Gavyn Sky. Gavyn has a unique style of painting, and the mysteries of his process are what make these painting so different from anything you've seen before. Gavyn's paintings are an example of constant experimentation, limitless opportunities and letting go of whatever is holding you back. Obelisk is also showing other local artists throughout July. (417) 616-6488
Studios offer look at art, artists at work
     Various artists' studios on the Art Walk offer a peek inside the creative process.
     Rox Stoneworks, 220 S. Campbell, Second Floor, (entrance on McDaniel), the studio of Sculptor Bruce Burnaugh, presents Works in Progress by Rox Studio students, Paintings by Francois LaRiviere and Painting and Mixed Media by Charity Blansit. ROX Stoneworks is a working studio teaching stone sculpture Sat, Sun and Mon, 9:30-3:30.
     Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., is a working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work. Springfield Hot Glass Studio continually displays its current blown glass, beads and fused work, offering live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays. Classes are available. (417) 868-8181 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat
     Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., a fine craft gallery and community clay center, features some of the best examples of fine craft in clay, wood, metal, glass, fibers, photography, printmaking, and jewelry by over 45 local, regional and national artists. (417) 864-4677  Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
     Susan Sommer-Luarca Fine Art Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 221 Park Central South, exhibits a large body of Susan's work in originals and fine giclee, museum prints. Susan is an internationally known and widely acclaimed artist with the honor of being Official Artist for the U.S. Olympic Team, Beijing. Official Triple Crown Horse Racing Artist and Artist for the 2008 Super Bowl, Susan also paints LIVE at many nationally televised events. (417) 866-4ART (4278)
Pin-ups, pop culture drive show at Good Girl Art
Painting by Martha Goldman
     Good Girl Art Gallery,325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents artist Martha Goldman with An American Fairytale during the month of July. Martha's paintings reveal a wry, nostalgic look at our past as applied to our world's current circumstances. It is a wink to pop cultural epochs, and a nod to difficult issues that plague us now as well as then. Pin-up girls play various roles in these paintings, their sweet smiles and vacant doe-eyed stares representing our own tendencies to ignore yet persevere through difficult situations. Good Girl also continues its show by Connecticut artist Sky Hoyt, Being In and Of the Garden. (417) 865-7055 Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat

I hope you will enjoy the July Art Walk! For more details on exhibits at our participating venues, please visit

Clarissa French
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