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.
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 Walk: 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
Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157
Park Central Square, presents
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)
Office hours 9-4:30
p.m. M-F; Services 7:30 p.m. W, 10 a.m.
APO After Dark debuts with Artist 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
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 The Creamery Arts Center, 411
N. Sherman Parkway,
home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Central High
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 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
a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
Julia Schaefer featured at DB Design in April
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)
Enjoy All-Student Art Competition at Drury
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery,
Pool Art Center Gallery 940 N. Clay St., presents
All Student Competitive Exhibition through April 30. Enjoy the opening
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
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
Fitzwilly's Gifts & Antiques, 308
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
, located at the southwest corner of
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 Central East, presents Creative Fiber Art, a group of fiber
Creative Fiber Art southwest Missouri who express their creativity in non- traditional
2012 The Paranormal Cookbook at Global Fayre
Cover art from 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.
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 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 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 Inc., 214 E. Walnut St.,
is pleased to present Linda Simpson's The Precision of Balance and Jim Bilgere's The Magic Power of
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
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 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
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)
Enjoy trio of artists, live music 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
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,
Meet legendary poster artist Wes Wilson at OTC Fine Art Gallery
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
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
Fordland student creations, edible art at the 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
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
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 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.
An Easter Evening at Springfield Hot Glass 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, Thursdays,
Saturdays and First Fridays.(417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com
Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat