Shake off those gray winter days with Art Walk March 5! Enjoy a wide range of art, opening receptions, live music, art demonstrations and more in 22 different gallery locations.
- Meet Artist Dave Bennett at Hawthorn Galleries and see him at work on his latest painting, plus enjoy music by Gail Morrissey and Victoria Johnson of Stringfield.
- Visit OTC Fine Art Gallery for Art by Dale Augustson and music by the harp-and-flute duo Bella Musica.
- Enjoy acrylic painting by Joy Hyde and photo art by Clarissa French at Fresh Gallery, plus performances by members of Springfield Regional Opera.
- Experience art from ITESO School of Design, located in Springfield's sister city of Tlaquepaque, Mexico, at the MSU Student Exhibition Center.
- Join Randy Bacon and company for Mosaic Perspective: An Eclectic Art Exhibit by Area University MBA Students, plus Art Work by URevolution and live contemporary acoustic music.
Abundant Life presents murals, photos, paintings
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 features one-of-a-kind images
Big Smile Photography, 207 Park Central East, features creative lifestyle wedding and portraiture work by international award-winning wedding and portrait photographer Jeremy Lawson. 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
The Creamery presents Translations by Ellen Baird
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Translations, a show of paintings and silk screen prints by Ellen Baird. A painter and printmaker, Ellen originally studied theater, receiving her BFA in scenic and lighting design from the Theatre School at DePaul University. Now she focuses on painting and printmaking, as well as coordinating mural projects through SRAC. Also, enjoy live music by local pianist Meredith Taylor performing works by Liszt, Debussy and Copland (arr. Bernstein), 6-9 p.m. during the Art Walk. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
DB Design features Artist Julia Schaeffer in March
DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S.
Campbell, presents Featured Artist Julia Schaeffer who paints in acrylics and does pottery. DB also displays work by Stevia Bonebrake and painter Jerry Ellis, potters John Ehlers, Duane Bone, Cheryl Matlock and Katrina Stevens, jewelry artist Tammy Kirks, and stained-glass artist Nathan Smith. (417) 864-4343
| Drury presents art by Mike Lyon, Artist's Talk 6-7 p.m.
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay
St., presents Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Mike Lyon. Meet the artist during the opening reception, 6-9 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk, and don't miss the Artist's Talk 6-7 p.m. (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
Experience watercolors, oils & acrylics at Fitzwilly's
Fitzwilly's Gifts & Antiques, 308 South
Ave., for Reflections of Tuscany, Tulips in Harmony and the Great White Heron - just a few titles of the works on display this month by artist Charli Stout. Stop by and view watercolors, oils and acrylics. (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 Joy Hyde, Clarissa French in March
, located at the southwest corner of
Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artists Clarissa French and Joy Hyde
in March. Clarissa is a photographer and digital
artist. "I seek to bring out the hidden beauty of ordinary objects and scenes
with images revealed in the juxtaposition of season, light and shadow," she
says. Joy is a third-generation
artist working in acrylic. Receiving her early training in California, she moved to the Midwest in the late
'70s. As an added treat, Springfield Regional Opera
, which will celebrate its 30th Anniversary Gala on
March 13 at MSU's Coger Theatre, will provide live music during Art Walk. Fresh
is a collective gallery of fine art and craft featuring 20 juried regional
artists. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat
The Gillioz presents Artist Sierra Pace
The Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents Artist Sierra Pace in March. The Gillioz displays a wide variety of artwork and is a magnificent work of art itself. Built in 1926 using architectural cues from all over the world, visitors will see beautifully restored ornamentation inspired by the Spanish, Egyptian and Mediterranean Cultures. (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org
The Photography of Carl James at Global Fayre
Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, presents Aux Arcs: The Photography of Carl James. "The thing I love about photography is that it sharpens my visual and emotional sensitivity to the world around me," Carl says. "The camera lens acts as a conduit to see beyond the mundane and focus on the beautiful interplay of light and space." An award-winning artist, Carl has pursued photography seriously for the past 10 years. A member of the Southwest Missouri Camera Club, the Springfield Visual Arts Alliance and the Springfield Regional Arts Council, Carl enjoys exploring symbolism and surrealism created through digital manipulation. (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
Sailors' Valentines, film noir reflections at Good Girl
Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, continues
Elaine Pawlowicz's show, Sailors Valentines,
paintings was inspired by the antique collectibles sailors sent as tokens of
love in the 1800s. Also showing is local painter Eric Vaughn with A
Night at the Movies. Eric's work reflects his love of Film Noir in
paintings that have the feeling of film stills. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com
Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Meet Artist Dave Bennett at Hawthorn Galleries
Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., is pleased to present New Work by painter Dave Bennett. Continuing his artistic exploration of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Bennett returns to Hawthorn with a new body of work. Experience "Art in Action" at Hawthorn during First Friday Art Walk: Meet artist Dave Bennett and watch him work on a new painting, plus enjoy live music by Gail Morrissey and Victoria Johnson of Stringfield. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat
New Work by Stephanie Cramer at Inveno Health
Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., is proud to display a wonderful collection of new work from our favorite local artist Stephanie Cramer. Stephanie's incredible versatility can be seen through her collection of acrylic, oil, mixed media, and charcoal canvases, including a continuation of her Dear Roy collection. Our beautiful facility, designed by neighbor Obelisk Home, provides a perfect backdrop for Stephanie's dynamic work. Come north of the square to Inveno Health and Obelisk Home in March, we are off the path, but worth the walk! www.invenohealth.com (417) 831-1270 www.invenohealth.com
Brick City Gallery continues Accidental Mysteries
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill St., concludes its show Accidental
Mysteries: Extraordinary Vernacular Photographs from the Collection of John and
Teenuh Foster. "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.
SEC presents ITESO School of Design exhibit
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut
St., hosts a unique exhibit from ITESO School of Design, a Jesuit University of Tlaquepaque, Springfield's Sister City in Guadalajara, Mexico. Students' work shown is taken from the design program, which teaches a comprehensive approach to design. Its foundation is in the German Bauhaus and The English Arts and Crafts movements, which puts the human being at the center of the design process. Faculty will display posters dedicated to the 40th anniversary of The Tlatelolco Massacre of Oct. 2, 1968, in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Mexico City. Historically, this event was Mexico's equivalent of Kent State or Tiananmen Square. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays
Visit Nonna's for great art, Italian food
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 www.nonnascafe.com
Obelisk Home presents Artist Steve Willis
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building,
214 W. Phelps, presents Artist Steve Willis. "My images are tiny occurrences along a Spiritual journey. The difficulty is in attempting to address Spiritual encounters with material means," Steve says. "My artwork addresses spiritual portals and sacred spaces based on personal experiences within Native American and non-native spiritual ceremonies. The images attempt to capture the complexity of spiritual knowledge in a simple and direct manner. The colors, shapes and symbols are significant and are used in the artwork to develop a visual vocabulary between people." (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Visit one80one for live music, variety of art
One80one, 318 W. Walnut, Art Walk's newest
member, features the works of Artists Dustin Burgert, Jeffrey Sweet, Kristen King, George Perkins and Clint Williamson, plus enjoy live music by Jessel Harry. Stop by for art, live music, light snacks and a tour of One80One's beautiful offices. 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 Mixed Media Artist Dale Augustson
OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East,
presents Mixed Media Artist Dale Augustson and
music by Bella Musica. Dale Augustson began as a photographer, and then
developed his talents in painting and stained glass. He now teaches both painting
and stained glass courses at OTC. "I tell my students that it really is all right
to go outside of the lines, to take a thought or an idea and work with it,"
Dale says. "There is so much to learn beyond the boundaries and so much to
explore." Bella Musica is an acoustic musical duo featuring Darice Augustson on
harp and Laura Killingsworth on flute. (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
Artist Allan Burch at the Library on the square
Park Central Branch Library,128 Park Central
Square,features Artist Allan
Burch, who will display 2-D
illustrations, portraiture and conceptual pieces. Meet Allan
and discuss his work during the March Art Walk.(417) 831-1342 http://parkcentrallibrary.blogspot.com
a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat
Mosaic Perspective, live music at Randy Bacon
Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in
the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., present Mosaic Perspective: An Eclectic Art
Exhibit by Area University MBA Students, plus Art Work by URevolution
and live contemporary acoustic music from four local musicians! Enjoy
sculpture, pen-and-ink, mixed media collage, and oil and acrylic painting from
students of Evangel, Southwest Baptist, DruryUniversity and OTC. In conjunction with the Bacon Gallery, this
rare exhibit is hosted by Spirituality In the Arts and RidgecrestBaptistChurch's Young Adults Quest Community program. URevolution
will offer activities during Art Walk and afterward will host an event in
partnership with MSU's Chi Alpha. (417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com
www.gallerysounds.net Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
|Springfield Hot Glass demonstrates new techniques
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., presents Gabe and Terry Bloodworth demonstrating
some new techniques Gabe learned from the master glass artists at the CorningGlassCenter during his recent training session there. 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