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The Talk of the Walk February 2010
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February Highlights
Abundant Life Covenant Church
Big Smile Photography
The Creamery Arts Center
DB Design Salon & Gallery
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery
Fitzwilly's Gifts & Antiques
Fresh Gallery
The Gillioz
Global Fayre
Good Girl Art Gallery
Hawthorn Galleries
Inveno Health
MSU Brick City Gallery
MSU Student Exhibition Center
Nonna's Italian Cafe
Obelisk Home
One80one
OTC Fine Art Gallery
Park Central Branch Library
Randy Bacon Photography
Springfield Hot Glass Studio
Springfield Pottery
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Compete for $1,000 in prizes with Blue Moon Art Project
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Drury Self Employment in the Arts Conference
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Arts Council
Springfield Regional Arts Council
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It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown - CID
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Ozarks Regional YMCA
Y Arts Academy Begins June 22
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2010 Art Walk Gallery Links
Compete for $1,000 in prizes with Blue Moon Art Project
Visit Blue Moon Art Project
Drury Self Employment in the Arts Conference
Sign up for the Self Employment in the Arts conference March 14
Visit Drury SEA Conference
Arts Council
Springfield Regional Arts Council
Visit the Arts Council
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown - CID
Visit itsalldowntown.com
Ozarks Regional YMCA
Y Arts Academy Begins June 22
Visit Ozarks Regional YMCA
2010 Art Walk Gallery Links
Compete for $1,000 in prizes with Blue Moon Art Project
Visit Blue Moon Art Project
Drury Self Employment in the Arts Conference
Sign up for the Self Employment in the Arts conference March 14
Visit Drury SEA Conference
Arts Council
Springfield Regional Arts Council
Visit the Arts Council
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown - CID
Visit itsalldowntown.com
Ozarks Regional YMCA
Y Arts Academy Begins June 22
Visit Ozarks Regional YMCA
2010 Art Walk Gallery Links
Compete for $1,000 in prizes with Blue Moon Art Project
Visit Blue Moon Art Project
Drury Self Employment in the Arts Conference
Sign up for the Self Employment in the Arts conference March 14
Visit Drury SEA Conference
Arts Council
Springfield Regional Arts Council
Visit the Arts Council
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown - CID
Visit itsalldowntown.com
Ozarks Regional YMCA
Y Arts Academy Begins June 22
Visit Ozarks Regional YMCA
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Greetings!

        Plan to enjoy some exciting new venues and exhibits during the February Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. Feb. 5 in 22 participating galleries.
        Art Walk's newest addition is one80one, located at 318 W. Walnut next to Flame. One80one debuts with a quartet of artists - Dustin Burgert, Jeffrey Sweet, Kristen King and Clint Williams - plus live music by Jessel Harry.
        Also, a longtime Art Walk member has moved to new lodgings. MSU Art & Design Gallery, formerly at the corner of West Walnut and Jefferson, is now the MSU Brick City Gallery at 215 W. Mill. Head north of the square for the gallery's amazing debut show: Accidental Mysteries: Extraordinary Vernacular Photographs from the Collection of John and Teenuh Foster.
        And don't miss our many Valentine themed shows, from Hearts for the Arts at The Creamery Arts Center to Sailors' Valentines at Good Girl Art and The Art of Love: The Romance Collection at Randy Bacon Studio.
Abundant Life offers variety of art on the Square
     Artist Chris Wood with one of his contemporary paintings, New Beginnings  Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, features seasonal photos from its magazine Present Truth, as well as historic themed murals by George W. Kieffer and artwork by Present Truth designer and photographer Chris Wood. Chris owns his own design business, expressing himself in a variety of artistic media. (417) 864-4971 www.abundantlifecovenantchurch.com 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
Jeremy Lawson is known for his one-of-a-kind wedding and portrait work      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 www.bigsmilestudios.com Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F and by appointment
Hearts for the Arts, Sergey Tsygankov at The Creamery
     Don't miss the Hearts for the Arts Auction at The Creamery! The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, features the Hearts for the Arts silent auction and an exhibition by Russian Photographer Sergey Tsygankov 6-9 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk. Visitors can bid on over 50 pieces of artwork created by regional artists for Hearts for the Arts. Auction proceeds benefit the Arts Council's arts education programming. Sergey Tsygankov made his way to America a few months ago with the goal of experiencing life the American way. He brought with him a lifetime of experiences, including his service and confinement in the Russian army, his work as a glass blower in a nuclear institute, and the discovery of one of his greatest gifts, artistic photography. Unique and beautiful in nature, Sergey's artwork captures the emotion of the human soul. His signature works are "Flying Photos" that display men and women, couples and families jumping, frozen on camera in mid-air. Sergey's exhibition and his stories of life in his homeland will touch hearts and minds of all ages. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
Enjoy Digital Art, Michael Parkes Lithos at DB Design
     DB Design Salon  DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, features Digital Artwork by Deanna Henion, and DB Design owners Duane and Prudy Bone will be showing their Private Collection of Michael Parkes Lithographs. DB also displays work by painters Debbie Sutherland and Jerry Ellis, potters John Ehlers, Duane Bone, Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer and Katrina Stevens, jewelry artists Jill LeGrand and Tammy Kirks, and stained-glass artist Nathan Smith. (417) 864-4343
Drury presents Another Perspective in minority art
     Pool Art Center Gallery at Drury University  Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Another Perspective: Works by Minority Students from Six Springfield Public High Schools. Visit the Pool Art Center Gallery 6-9 p.m. during the Feb. 5 First Friday Art Walk to enjoy original works by local high school students in this exhibit curated by Lawrence Anderson and Greg Booker. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Th
Award-winning artist Charli Stout graces Fitzwilly's
     Reflections of Tuscany features works by Charli Stout  Fitzwilly's Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave., continues to show the outstanding works of awarding winning artist Charli Stout. The exhibit will show the many talents of the artist, from landscapes to modern design. (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.
Fresh presents Dale and Janice Brueggemann in February
  Fresh Gallery, located at the southwest corner of Santa Fe Stage Door by Photographer Dale BrueggemannCampbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artists Dale Brueggemann and Janice Brueggemann.
Dale is a photographer and Janice is a fiber artist who does two- and three-dimensional work. The pair has traveled the nation and the globe, experiencing a variety of landscapes and cultures, and taking inspiration from those experiences.
In February, "We are doing a special joint exhibit," says Janice Brueggemann. "We challenged each other to try new techniques and stretch ourselves a little."  In some cases, Dale and Janice each Winter Meadow by Fiber Artist Janice Brueggemannprovide their personal interpretations of the same image in their chosen mediums. "Our general working theme is the Western Landscape," Janice says. "We are using images primarily from the Grand Canyon and Badlands National Park." 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
Kat Allie brings encaustic Emergence Series to Gillioz
     Butterflies and Poppies by Kat Allie The Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents Artist Kat Allie, who will show her Emergence Series. Kat strives to create art that encompasses rich vibrant colors, luscious actual textures, and bold unfaltering lines. "I want people to view my artwork as very sensory and engaging," Kat says. "Working with hot beeswax, resin and pigment allows me immediate access to the natural or organic state of creating. The encaustic medium transforms from a liquid to a solid within seconds. Acting and reacting becomes intuitive and transcendental." Kat's show at the Gillioz Theater exhibition is a new series of pieces that "reveal the state of emergence." (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org
Experience Bluesman John Long at Global Fayre
     Global Fayre features a wide variety of hand-made artisan goods  Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, presents Bluesman John Long. John was born in St. Louis in 1950 and was first exposed to the music he'd make his life's work not long after. By the late 1950s John was absorbing the sounds of Jimmy Reed, Buster Brown, Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, Junior Parker and all the rest of the R&B and jump blues of the day, and working to recreate those sounds with his own guitar. On Lost & Found, his debut album on Delta Groove Records, John Long has stunningly re-created the sound of a pre-war country blues player.There is no cover, but donations to Kiva are welcome. (417) 873-9792 www.globalfayre.com 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
Fall in love with Sailors' Valentines at Good Girl Art
Sailors' Valentines by Elaine Pawlowicz
     Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Sailors' Valentines, a series of paintings by Artist Elaine Pawlowicz of Texas. Sailors' Valentines is inspired by the antique collectibles of the same name. Sailors' Valentines were love tokens crafted by sailors for their wives, mothers and sisters during the time they were at sea. Elaine uses a circular, swirling motif in her Valentine paintings that incorporate images of natural disasters, home decor, flora and fauna, bold geometric patterns and more. Elaine's paintings are speckled with tiny characters that are swallowed up by neon color fields, and her style is a type of magical realism. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat
Meet Artist Tim Breaux at Hawthorn Galleries
     Canyonlands Cascade by Tim Breaux  Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., is pleased to present New Work by Tim Breaux. Inspired by his recent travels to the west, including the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and the Canyonlands of Moab, Breaux's new body of work exudes an air of artistic confidence. Experience  Art in Action from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 5 at Hawthorn when you can meet Tim Breaux and watch him at work on a new painting. Plus, enjoy live music by guitarist Dale Augustson. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat
Inveno Health features The Art of Stephanie Cramer
     Pier Dream by Stephanie Cramer  Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., displays works by local painter Stephanie Cramer. Cramer's vibrant and often large-scale works have garnered a following throughout southwest Missouri. Head north of the square for great art at Inveno Health as well as at Obelisk Home. (417) 831-1270 www.invenohealth.com
MSU Brick City Gallery debuts with Accidental Mysteries
     An image from Accidental Mysteries at MSU's Brick City Gallery  MSU Brick City Gallery (formerly the MSU Art & Design Gallery), has moved from the northwest corner of Jefferson and Walnut to 215 W. Mill St. Visit Brick City Gallery to view Accidental Mysteries: Extraordinary Vernacular Photographs from the Collection of John and Teenuh Foster, debuting on the Feb. 5 Art Walk and continuing through March 6. "Over the years, longtime folk art collectors John and Teenuh Foster have assembled an exceptional group of snapshot photographs from forays to antique shops, flea markets an online auctions. The found images are orphans of another life, holding secrets within them regarding their real narratives. Rediscovered, these photographs have been given new life and lie open to reinterpretation," says Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, director of the Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis. For more information, visit the exhibit Web site at www.accidentalmysteries.com. (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Th; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. F; Noon-6 p.m. Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays.
Enjoy student art in MSU Foundations Exhibit
     MSU Student Exhibition Center  MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., begins the new semester with the Art and Design Department's Foundations Exhibit through Saturday, Feb. 6. An artist's reception will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. during the February First Friday Art Walk. The art featured in this exhibit is from courses required to gain acceptance into the Degree Program of the Art and Design Department. Work displayed is from the previous semester's projects in Art 100, Two-Dimensional Design; Art 101, Three-Dimensional Design; Art 115, Drawing I; and Art 215, Drawing II. (417) 836-6999 Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays
Visit Nonna's for great art, Italian food
     Nonna's Italian Cafe Nonna's Italian CafĂ©, 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 www.nonnascafe.com
Obelisk Home welcomes Paintings by Mary L. Hamilton
     Ensembles by Mary Hamilton  Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Paintings by Mary L. Hamilton in February. "My 2-dimensional work is generally abstract, yet representational. I usually work with acrylic mediums and collage items on a large scale in varying formats including diptychs and triptychs," Mary says. Her concepts for composition in her City series "come from social themes, feelings or ideas, or from actual places such as downtown Springfield," she adds. "My Ensembles musical series was started in 2004 and contains the images from my own personal experiences as a musician and as an avid fan of all types of music. These pieces combine the shapes, colors and textures of instruments and performance stages in a chaotic, visual movement that I hope captures a measured beat, repetition and a rhythm intrinsic to music." (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
One80one joins Art Walk with music, four artists
     An image by Jeffrey Sweet, one of four artists appearing at one80one   One80one, 318 W. Walnut, Art Walk's newest member, presents a quartet of artists in its February debut. Enjoy the works of Artists Dustin Burgert, Jeffrey Sweet, Kristen King and Clint Williams plus music by acoustic guitarist Jessel Harry. Stop by for great art, live music, light snacks and a tour of One80One's beautiful offices, located right next door to Flame. One80one is a strategic marketing firm with a focus on Web development and new media, as well as utilizing traditional branding and advertising to enhance clients' brands and engage clients' audiences. (417) 865-0181 www.one80one.com Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F
OTC presents Fine Art Photographer Andrea Land
          OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, Francesca by Fine Art Photographer Andrea Landpresents Fine Art Photographer Andrea Land and her show, In My Room, during the Feb. 5 Art Walk. Land received her MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. Andrea is represented by renowned galleries in Santa Fe, N.M., and Washington, D.C. "I enter into the process of creating a photograph on both a conscious and subconscious level. My portraits of children contain various layers of information relating to the artist, the subject and a mutual exchange between the two. The work seeks to explore the psyche of complex individuals," Land says. View Land's work at www.andrea-land.com. (417) 447-8873 Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. F; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Fridays
Meet Artist Faye Clifton at Park Central Branch Library 
Park Central Square Branch Library          Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, features The Art of Faye Clifton. Meet and talk with the artist during the Feb. 5 Art Walk. (417) 831-1342 http://parkcentrallibrary.blogspot.com Open 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat
Artists collaborate in The Art of Love at Bacon Studio
          Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Randy Bacon shares some of his favorite images of couples in FebruaryMonarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., presents The Art of Love: The Romance Collection, a unique collaboration of four artists: Randy Bacon, Kelly Brinkman, Deneile Cooper and Jaime Ward. Enjoy The Art of Love's opening reception 6-10 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk, with refreshments and live jazz, just in time for Valentine's Day. Randy Bacon is known for his extraordinary photography. He will exhibit a romantic collection of 25 of his favorite images of couples taken over the last decade. Valentine's Day specials on sitting fees will be available and themed art work will be for sale. Kelly Brinkman, a popular local painter and potter and will feature an assortment of Valentine's Day themed pottery for sale. Deneile Cooper, an up-and-coming potter, will exhibit an array of stunning pottery, including a collection of 15 hand-made one-of-a-kind pieces. Jaime Ward, a painter and jewelry artist, will exhibit her exceptional hand-made jewelry, hair art pieces, barrettes and hair clips. Plus, on Saturday, don't miss the all-ages indie rock concert featuring Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin with The Scribbles and New Monsters Collective. Tickets $8.
(417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com www.gallerysounds.net Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.
Springfield Hot Glass crafts Missouri Arts Awards
          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 offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays.(417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Enjoy an array of fine craft at Springfield PotterySpringfield Pottery wares include handcrafted clocks by Duane Scherer
       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 www.springfieldpottery.com info@springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
I look forward to seeing you at the Feb. 5 Art Walk! For more details on our participating venues,  please visit www.ffaw.org.
Sincerely,
 
Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk