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The Talk of the Walk April 2010
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        In April, Art Walk members are putting the focus on arts, education and kids through Art Walk in Action, a coordinated effort to support and promote these causes in our community.
         Art Walk is a proud supporter of Arts in Action: The 10 Weeks Festival and will have collection boxes in all its venues during Art Walk events.
        Also, view art by students and kids at The Creamery Arts Center, Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, Fitzwilly's Gifts & Antiques and the Park Central Branch Library; participate in silent art auctions at Fresh Gallery and Good Girl Art Gallery; and learn about the Cherish Kids Program at Randy Bacon Photography Studio.
Farmers Gastropub, MSU International Center join
        Exciting news! We have two late additions to the April Art Farmers GastropubWalk: Farmers Gastropub at 431 S. Jefferson Avenue next to The Moxie, and the MSU International Center at 301 S. Jefferson. For Art Walk, Farmers Gastropub will recreate the Place du Tertre in MontMartre in its Bistro room with artists painting live, French music and of course food and wine. The International Center is featuring a display of photographs by students who have studied abroad. For more information, contact Farmers Gastropub at (417) 864-6994 or MSU International Center at (417) 836-6618.
Abundant Life presents murals, photos, paintings
Pastel paintings by Ed Gibson
Ed Gibson
       Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents Everyday Light, a show of pastel paintings by Ed Gibson, Ancient Architecture, featuring Annette Wardell's photographs of Rome, Finding the Sun, a series of floral images by photographer Donna Bieber and a quintet of images by Chris Wood from his series, For Everything There is a Season. Enjoy a poetry reading by local poet Paul Gabbert at 7 p.m., plus acoustic guitar by Tom Tyson Jr., contemporary art by Chris Wood and George W. Kiefer historic murals. (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
APO After Dark debuts with Artist M. Scott Phifer
Expectation by M. Scott Phifer
Expectation by M. Scott Phifer
      APO After Dark, 303 Park Central West, joins the Art Walk with Featured Artist M. Scott Phifer presenting a collection of soft pastels. APO After Dark is the evening/ weekend drop-in center for AIDS Project of the Ozarks, offering confidential HIV/syphilis testing, safer sex supplies and risk-reduction counseling free to the general public. A variety of community artists will be displaying and offering art for purchase in the venue during Art Walk. (417) 832-0462 www.aidsprojectoftheozarks.org or follow us on Facebook.  Open 7 p.m.-midnight every F & Sat  
Central students shine at The Creamery Arts Center
Watercolor by Delanie Cooper
Watercolor by Delanie Cooper
      The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Central High School's Fine Arts Night at The Creamery, plus Landscapes by Ann Meese, SRAC Artist in Residence, 6-9 p.m. during Art Walk. Fine Arts Night features artworks created by
Landscape by Ann Meese
Landscape by Ann Meese
Central's International Baccalaureate visual art students, as well as a collaborative project showcasing creative writing and film, art and drama. Meese showcases the landscape paintings she created in southwest Missouri schools as part of the 2009-10 Greater Ozarks Art Tour. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
 Julia Schaefer featured at DB Design in April
     DB Design Salon  DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, continues its show by Featured Artist Julia Schaeffer, who paints in acrylics and does pottery. DB also displays work by 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
Enjoy All-Student Art Competition at Drury 
       Drury Pool Art Center Gallery,
Pool Art Center Gallery
Pool Art Center Gallery at Drury University
940 N. Clay St., presents the Annual All Student Competitive Exhibition through April 30. Enjoy the opening reception, 6-9 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk. (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
Enjoy Work by Graduating Seniors at Evangel-Bellwether
     Evangel University  The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, is a beautiful and comfortable space for display of art by Evangel art students and faculty. Its April 2 show will feature Work by Graduating Seniors. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. W-Sat
See Through the Eyes of Scouts at Fitzwilly's
     Boy Scout Art at Fitzwilly's  Fitzwilly's Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave., is pleased to be showing art by Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.  The show is titled Reflections of Scouting: Through the Eyes of Scouts. (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 celebrates First Anniversary with art auction
         Fresh Gallery, located at the southwest corner of
Object De Refuse by Carol Penprase
Object De Refuse by Carol Penprase
Campbell and Walnut, presents its First Anniversary Celebration and Silent Auction, as well as works by Featured Artists Carol Penprase and Dale Augustson and live music by harpist Darice Augustson.
         Carol is a fiber and fabric artist who describes her work as "sort of stream-of-consciousness embroidery." Dale works in stained glass, which he teaches at Ozarks Technical Community College. He is also a skilled painter and mixed media artist.
        Carol, who holds a BFA from Wayne State University, started out working in pottery, and then explored combining traditional art forms and found objects. She says she's "never met a medium or technique that I didn't like."
        Fresh is a collective gallery of fine art and craft featuring 22 juried regional artists. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat
Visit The Gillioz for Creative Fiber Art
     The Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park
Elephant Walk at The Gillioz
Elephant Walk
Central East,
presents Creative Fiber Art, a group of fiber artists from
Creative Fiber Art
Creative Fiber Artists explore a variety of themes
southwest Missouri who express their creativity in non- traditional textile artwork.
2012 The Paranormal Cookbook at Global Fayre
Cover art from 2012 The Paranormal Cookbook
2012 The Paranormal Cookbook
       Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, puts literary art in the spotlight with a book signing for 2012 The Paranormal Cookbook by Ozarks paranormal investigator Shaun B. Explore topics ranging from werewolves, UFOs, black dogs and Bigfoot sightings to the Curse of the Joker, quantum physics and the science of paranormal investigation.
        Global Fayre is also a proud participant in the Team World Vision Ozarks Urban Orienteering Race taking place during the April Art Walk. These dedicated marathon runners work to raise funds to provide fresh water to families and children in Kenya.(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
Enjoy Childhood in its Landscape at Good Girl Art
     Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E.
The Best in Show - O Perfect Love
Stephanie Cramer won Best in Show
Walnut St., Ste. 101, 
presents Childhood in Its Landscape, a juried art display and silent auction to raise funds for arts education.  A $500 prize was  awarded to the artwork selected Best in Show.
Birds at Home by Julie Blackmon
Birds at Home by Julie Blackmon
Painter Stephanie Cramer took top honors with her piece, O Perfect Love. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat
Linda Simpson & Jim Bilgere at Hawthorn Galleries
     Hawthorn Galleries    Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., is pleased to present Linda Simpson's The Precision of Balance and Jim Bilgere's The Magic Power of Serendipity.   
        Working in terracotta and alabaster, sculptor Linda Simpson explores the human form through movement and emotion.
        Visibly influenced by cubism and abstract expressionism, painter Jim Bilgere creates work that "speaks to the spirit" in a visual language of color and musicality.
        Meet the artists and enjoy live music by Anisa Dawn from 6 to 10 p.m. during Art Walk. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat
Art meets innovation at Inveno Health reception
     Art by Stephanie Cramer  Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., presents an Inventors Reception during the First Friday Art Walk, part of the ongoing IDEA Exposition. Explore great minds in science and art! Mingle with St. John's Health System inventors, sharing the latest advancements in patient care and technology, and tour our gallery space showcasing local artist/educator Stephanie Cramer's distinctive canvases. Discover some of Springfield's best kept secrets - medical innovation and beauty in fine art. Join us for refreshments as right and left brains converge on Boonville, just north of the square. (417) 831-1270 www.invenohealth.com
Brick City presents Alejandro Magallanes exhibit
         MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W.
MSU Brick City Gallery
MSU Brick City Gallery
Mill St., presents Alejandro Magallanes: Graphic Design 2005-2010 (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/
gallery.php  Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and university holidays

Obelisk Home presents Artist Elizabeth Snipes
Art by Elizabeth Snipes
Elizabeth Snipes
       Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Artist Elizabeth Snipes. "All of my oil paintings explore a curiosity and fondness for a traditional subject, the human figure, and utilize a representational vocabulary to examine an interest in interpersonal interaction and communication," Snipes says. "In my most recent work (featured in the gallery), my primary subject matter is my mother, who was my model during a 3-week artist residency in Estonia during the summer of 2009." (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Enjoy trio of artists, live music at one80one
     Enjoy live music by Jessel Harry at one80one   One80one, 318 W. Walnut, features comic book sketches by Javier Saltares, and paintings by Meganne Rosen O'Neal and Nicholas K. Tarr, plus live music by Jessel Harry.
        Javier began his career in the mid-1980s working on Astro-Busters and The Roosevelt Project for DC Comics. He then moved to Marvel Comics, where he contributed to titles like Iron Man, Nightmask, Spitfire, Wonder Man, and the comic adaptation for the Robocop movie. He is now working with IDW on the G.I. Joe comic.
         Meaganne says, "My work is the result of a partnership between myself and the media I work with. I am a process artist; the process of painting and the direction the paint takes of its own accord have strong influence in the end result. ... My paintings are about form, material and the aesthetic value of color and texture. my only agenda is to create pleasing and interesting paintings."
         Nicholas Tarr is owner of Nicholas Tarr Designs, a creative firm with experience in metal fabrication, foam carving, sculpting, mold making, fiberglass work, finish painting, graphic design, and digital and dimensional signage. During the Art Walk, visitors can enter a drawing to win original NTD hand painted T-shirts or an original painting. (417) 865-0181 www.one80one.com Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F
OTC presents famed poster artist Wes Wilson
          OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor,
Meet legendary poster artist Wes Wilson at OTC Fine Art Gallery
Meet legendary poster artist Wes Wilson
presents The Art of Wes Wilson for the April 2 Art Walk. The fun begins 5-6 p.m. April 2 in Lincoln Hall Room 211 on the OTC Main Campus, where Wes, sometimes referred to as the father of the '60s rock poster, will share insights on his collaborations and commissions with such famous people as Andy Warhol and Richard Nixon. Then meet the artist at OTC Fine Art Gallery beginning at 7:30 p.m., where he will be signing postcards and posters he designed especially for this event! (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
Fordland student creations, edible art at the library
Park Central Branch Library          Park Central Branch Library,128 Park Central Square, features photographs taken by Julie Taylor's art class at Fordland Middle School on the subject of "Community," plus enjoy edible art as the library kicks off The Big Read for 2010 with "edible books" inspired by Big Read book "A Long Way from Chicago" by Richard Peck. Also, witness a dessert competition between VictoryTrade School students. Chefs will compete to create a dessert most representative of Peck's book as funny man Mark Gideon emcees. Stick around for a taste of these special treats. (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
Randy Bacon presents Cherish Kids, music, dance
          Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the
The Monarch Art Factory
The Monarch Art Factory
Monarch Art Factory
, 600 W. College St.,  present an opening art reception for James River Assembly's Cherish Kids Program. Founded by Pastors Debbie Lindell and Casey Gibbons of James River Assembly Church in Ozark, the purpose of Cherish Kids is to encourage and empower our community to make a difference in the lives of children through foster care and adoption. Randy Bacon donated his gift of photography for the children needing homes. This poignant photo exhibit includes portraits of children in need and their biographies. Also, enjoy live dance performances by Lindsey Strok and her team of women and children, as well as live acoustic music. (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
 
An Easter Evening at Springfield Hot Glass
Easter eggs
Enjoy An Easter Evening at Springfield Hot Glass Studio
          Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., presents An Easter Evening with the Hot Glass crew crafting baby ducks, eggs, flowers and colorful spring vases. A working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, Springfield Hot Glass offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Easter chickThursdays, 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 April 2 Art Walk! For more details on our participating venues,  please visit www.ffaw.org.
Sincerely,
 
Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk