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The Talk of the Walk January 2010
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     Get 2010 off to a creative start by celebrating New Year's Day with Art Walk!
     Join us from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 1 for an evening of original art, fellowship, live demonstrations and more in nine participating venues. 
     Also, don't miss the debut of the first-ever Art Walk Calendar.
     This beautiful, 13-month calendar for 2010 features outstanding regional artwork that will inspire you year round. A limited number of calendars will be sold for $10 each at select Art Walk venues in January, but once they're gone, they're gone!
Enjoy Abundant art on the Square 
     Enjoy contemporary paintings by Chris Wood at Abundant Life  Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, features Pastel Drawings by Ed Gibson, contemporary paintings by Chris Wood, seasonal photography from our magazine Present Truth, and historic murals by George W. Kieffer. (417) 864-4971 Office hours 9-4:30 p.m. M-F; Services 7:30 p.m. W, 10 a.m. Sun
Big Smile presents one-of-a-kind images
Photo by Jeremy Lawson      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
Fresh Gallery features 2-D, 3-D artists in January
  Fresh Gallery, located at the southwest corner of Pottery by Hue ParnellCampbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artists Holly Elkins, Fonda Golding and Hue Parnell in January. Holly, known for her expressionistic, multicultural paintings, strives to express "the beauty and anguish and fear in others, the same soul in the eyes, the very different forces and forms," she said. "By understanding these, we come closer to understanding one another." Hue and Fonda, two of the newest additions to Fresh, are both 3-D artists, Hue working in pottery and Fonda working in fused glass. Fresh is a collective gallery of fine art and craft featuring 21 juried regional artists. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Th; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. F-Sat
Jessica Letterman focuses on nature, architecture at Gillioz
     The historic Gillioz Theatre The Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents Photographer Jessica Letterman. "I have been active in fine art photography for about six years," Letterman says. During that time, her love for photography and the arts have grown. "I specialize in landscapes, flowers, wildlife and architecture. My style combines both traditional and modern techniques to create something unique."(417) 863-7843
Meet PhotographerJames Radke at Global Fayre
     Reflections on South Street  Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, continues its show by Photographer James Radke in January. James's photographs have been exhibited in locales from Tokyo to Mannheim and San Francisco to Daytona Beach. The show at Global Fayre focuses on Springfield. When you're looking at these photographs you are looking at Springfield and the Ozarks through James' eyes; these images are simply his visual memories and personal discoveries. He hopes that you are as intrigued with Springfield as he is. Meet the artist and enjoy coffee, cookies and chocolate during the January Art Walk. (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
Enjoy In My Room by photographer Andrea Land
Good Girl Art Gallery
     Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents In My Room, a show by Photographer Andrea Land, an instructor at MSU. Andrea's environmental portraits seek to explore the inner psyche of complex individuals. Relating to the temporary situation of childhood, the large-scale photographs exist as both fictional and autobiographical creations. Visually exploring the girls' stances and embellished environments, the audience enters into a private world of vulnerability, isolation and imagination. (417) 865-7055 Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat
Visit Nonna's for great art, Italian food
     Nonna's Italian Cafe Nonna's Italian Café, 306 South Ave., presents a show to be announced during the Jan. 1 Art Walk. Nonna's is a favorite downtown eatery and gathering place for arts enthusiasts, offering delicious pasta and fine art in an urban setting.(417) 831-1222
Springfield Hot Glass crafts Missouri Arts Awards
          Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a favorite Hand-crafted glass at Springfield Hot Glass Studiostop on the Art Walk, will demonstrate the skills of glassblowers Gabe and Terry Bloodworth as they craft the Missouri Arts Awards. A working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, Springfield Hot Glass offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays.(417) 868-8181 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Enjoy an array of fine craft at Springfield PotterySpringfield Pottery features ceramics and fine craft
       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
I look forward to seeing you at the Jan. 1 Art Walk! For more details on our participating venues,  please visit
Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk