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     Travel over the rainbow with Center City Saturday, 1-5 p.m. March 20. Enjoy a special matinee of The Wizard of Oz for only $5, plus visit various Art Walk galleries for discounts, live art demonstrations, personalized Easter ornaments, archaeological relics and a free art raffle.
We're off to see the wizard ... at The Gillioz
        Come to the historic Gillioz Theatre during Center City Saturday, 1-5 p.m. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank BaumMarch 20, for a special matinee of The Wizard of Oz. Tickets are only $5 and the matinee begins at 2 p.m. Relive this classic film starring Judy Garland on the big screen while enjoying the unique ambiance of the historic Gillioz Theatre. And while you're there, don't miss The Gillioz's ongoing display of works by Artist Sierra Pace. Based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's novel, The Wizard of Oz was released in 1939 and has come to be one of the world's best known films. At the Gillioz, audiences will see this timeless celebration of the filmmaker's art as it was meant to be seen: in grand movie palace style.
"I'll get you ... and your little dog, too!"
        Fans of The Wizard of Oz can find a wide variety Totoof fun items related to the film at Ampersand, 310 S. Campbell, next door to Springfield Hot Glass Studio. From T-shirts warning "Don't mess with Toto!" to Tin Man doorstops, collectible figurines, mini tins, magnetic signs, snow globes and even a collector set of eight Wizard of Oz character Pez dispensers, Ampersand is a delightful stop on the Yellow Brick Road.
Personalized Easter ornaments at Good Girl Art
        Welcome spring at Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, where Artist Jesse Cox will be hand painting personalized Easter ornaments. Get your own Easter ornament, and enjoy art by March Featured Artists Elaine Pawlowicz and Eric Vaughn.
Win a free, matted print at Fresh Gallery
        Visit Fresh Gallery,Absinthe Spring, digital photo art by Clarissa Frenchlocated at the corner of Campbell and Walnut, and enter your name in the free raffle by March Featured Artist Clarissa French for a chance to win the matted 11x14 photographic print of your choice. Enjoy French's photography and digital photo art, as Painting by Joy Hydewell as beautifully painted scenes by March Featured Artist Joy Hyde.  Fresh is a collective gallery showcasing two- and three-dimensional works by 22 regional artists. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat 
Get 20% off at Fitzwilly's, enjoy local art
        Visit Fitzwilly's Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave., for Reflections of Tuscany features works by Charli Stoutoutstanding works of art by award-winning artist Charli Stout, ranging from landscapes to modern design, plus 20 percent off any purchase of $5 or more. 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
See glass masters at work at Springfield Hot Glass
          See live demonstrations by master glass artists at Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave.Enjoy live demonstrations at Springfield Hot Glass A working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, Springfield Hot Glass offers beautiful and utilitarian glassware, objets d'art, glass beads and jewelry. (417) 868-8181 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Explore archaeology at Student Exhibition Center
    Visit the MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. MSU Student Exhibition CenterWalnut St., for Jordan Through the Ages: An Archaeological Exhibit. This unique show, presented by the MSU History Department, highlights the ongoing excavations at Tall Hisban, a medieval Islamic castle site with a Biblical past, and the Northern Jordan Project, an archaeo-environmental project in the northern hill country. (417) 836-6999 Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays.
Enjoy your own Mini Art Walk
     Pick up a Gallery Guide Brochure to enjoy your own Mini Art Walk with family and friends. Ongoing shows for CenterWinter 2010 Gallery Guide Brochure City Saturday include Aux Arcs: The Photography of Carl James at Global Fayre, 324 S. Campbell; New Work by Painter Dave Bennett at Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St.; Artist Steve Willis at Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps; and Mosaic Perspective: An Eclectic Art Exhibit by Area University MBA Students at Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St.
I hope you can join us for Center City Saturday this weekend, and be sure to join us April 17 for more art, culture, entertainment, food and fun! For more details on art exhibits at our participating venues, please visit
Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk