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The Talk of the WalkAugust 2010
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         Has the August heat left you feeling drained? Take advantage of cooler evening temperatures and replenish your energies with colorful, tactile and inspiring ART during the First Friday Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Downtown Arts District. Check out our newest members, Canvas on South Avenue and Red Door Studios on Park Central East.
         Also, for you Moms and Dads, the Downtown Y offers affordable child care for Art Walking parents via Family Art Night. Serving children ages 3 months to 12 years, 6:30-9 p.m., the cost is only $10 per child. Kids enjoy healthy activities and snacks, story time and a hands-on art project to take home. Call (417) 862-8962, ext. 149, for information or to preregister.
Experience a wide variety of art at Abundant Life
Genuine Service
       Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, continues its show of New Photography by Harold Patterson; plus Fountains and Faces, featuring Annette Wardell's photographs of Rome; Finding the Sun, a series of floral images by photographer Donna Bieber; natural images by Chris Wood from his series, For Everything There is a Season; urban images by photographer Jason York from his series How God Sees Us; a variety of works by OTC art student Patricia Frater will be featured in the new Emerging Artist section; handcrafted jewelry by Amanda Bearse; and George W. Kiefer's historic murals. Also enjoy acoustic guitar music by Brad Cook and free refreshments. (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 features Photographer Jason Bowers
AIDS Project of the Ozarks         APO After Dark, 303 Park Central West, presents Photographer Jason Bowers of Pheonix Photography. 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
Canvas makes its Art Walk debut in August
      Canvas, 315 South Avenue, makes its debut on the Art Walk with a show by various local artists themed Open for Business, plus music by Postmodern Minute and an activity for the kids!  Canvas is an "arts incubator," designed to connect people relationally through the creative arts and to see the city transformed. We do this through Performance and Visual Art, Dance, Music and Writing.
Enjoy Photography by Dudley Martin
at The Creamery
Thank God by Dudley Martin
Thank God by Dudley Martin
      The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Photography by Dudley Martin. Dudley's love of photography began at the age of 12, when he began experimenting with a second-hand camera loaned to him by his father. Since then, it has been his goal to communicate with others through his work rather than just showing them a "good picture." Dudley, who has practiced law since 1960, says he doesn't so much take pictures as make them. Enjoy the opening reception 6-9 p.m. Aug. 6. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
 DB Design features Oils by Karolyn Farrell
     Award-winning oils by Karolyn Farrell  DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell,  presents Featured Artist Karolyn Farrell showing her award-winning oil paintings. DB Design also continues its show by Photographer Jim Mayfield, while its ongoing display of pottery features Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone.  (417) 864-4343
Art by Michael Buesking
Art by Michael Buesking
The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery presents
Lane Simmons, Mitch Yung and Michael Buesking

        The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, features works by Photographer Lane Simmons, Ceramicist Mitch Yung and Painter Michael Buesking, all three Evangel University faculty members. Located in the Monarch Art Factory, the Bellwether is a beautiful and comfortable space for display of art by Evangel art students and faculty. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. W-Sat
Experience the Place du Tertre Farmers Gastropub
        The Place du TertreFarmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160 (entrance on Pershing next to The Moxie), once again converts its bistro space into a replica of the Place du Tertre at Montmartre, Paris, once home to such artists as Picasso,  on First Fridays with artists working live at their easels accompanied by French music and food.  (417) 864-6994 www.farmersgastropub.com  The Gastropub is open 9:30-11 p.m. M-W and 9:30 a.m.-midnight Th-Sat, with Bistro Dining 6-9:30 p.m. Th-Sat
Visit Fitzwilly's for art, collectibles in August
       Fitzwilly's Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave., is a longtime downtown retailer featuring antiques, gift items and collectibles. Its monthly art exhibits emphasize unique sketches and paintings by talented local artists. (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 Ceramicist Hue Parnell,
Colorist Ann Marie Rausch
         Fresh, located at the southwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artists Hue Parnell and Ann Marie Rausch in August.
        Hue, who holds a BFA in ceramics from Missouri State Pottery by Hue ParnellUniversity, began as a studio potter before moving on to teach art and serve as a public school administrator. His dream has always been to work as a studio artist, a dream he now pursues with wife Marla, a graphic designer with a background in advertising and creative direction.
        Ann Marie turns tables, chairs, chests, dressers and more into brilliantly colored art pieces that boldly invite imagination. "I Cube-liciousam a colorist," Ann Marie says.  "I explore bright bold colors in original combinations and designs. I am always searching for and creating new patterns. I combine that love of color and patterns by applying them to old one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, thus creating a new, fun, whimsical and useful piece of artwork." Fresh is a collective gallery of fine art and craft featuring 22 juried regional artists. (417) 862-9300 www.springfieldarts.org/fresh Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

The Gillioz presents Artist Jesse Ring
     The Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park The historic Gillioz TheatreCentral East, presents Artist Jesse Ring.  Built in 1926 using architectural cues from all over the world, the Gillioz is itself a work of art featuring ornamentation inspired by European and Mediterranean cultures. (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org
Global Fayre celebrates Missouri's Prairies in August
       Global Fayre, 324 S Campbell, puts its focus on the MissouriGlobal Fayre Prairie Foundation in August with a display of images of prairie grouse provided by Foundation board member Glenn Chambers. Plus 10 percent of all purchases on Aug. 6 will be donated to the Missouri Prairie Foundation. The mission of the Missouri Prairie Foundation is to protect and restore prairie and other native grassland communities through acquisition, management, education, and research. (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
Good Girl presents Virginia Trammell's On the Inside
     Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101,  presents On the Inside, a show by Artist On the Inside, a show by Virginia TrammellVirginia Trammell. Virginia's ceramic sculptures are both handbuilt and slip cast and assembled. Collectively they are a study on the body and cells on a microscopic level and the connections made between particles. Trammell's work shows "How the smallest molecules have an effect on the whole, and how delicate the balance is." A graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute majoring in Ceramics, Virginia has her own ceramic business - Damselfly Ceramics - where she sells functional pieces, tiles, and reproduction Calico buttons.  (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat
New Work by Tricia Courtney at Hawthorn Galleries 
       Yellow Trees by Tricia Courtney Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., presents Offshoots: New Work by Tricia Courtney. Best known for her bold and highly textured oil paintings, Courtney also explores several different mediums. Her other artistic endeavors include recycled metal assemblage, drip painting, and the creation of a whimsical world of fanciful children's characters. Like a plant that sends out new shoots every year in order to keep growing, so too does Courtney keep her creative spirit alive with each new "offshoot" ofHandcrafted Christmas ornaments at Springfield Hot Glass Studio her work. Meet the artist and enjoy live music by the Ojakangas String Group from 6 to10 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
Inveno Health presents live art unveiling
    
Stephanie Cramer will personally unveil 3 new works
Art unveiling
  August is HOT at Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave. Join us as Stephanie Cramer personally unveils 3 newly inspired grand canvases. Get in touch with the ideas that inspire the artist and investigate Inveno's line of products that address current challenges in health care. We might be away from the square ... but the walk is downhill! www.invenohealth.com (417) 831-1270.
Photographer Carl James showing at Obelisk Home
Photography by Carl James
       Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents the images of Ozarks native Photographer Carl James. "My photography is very personal to me. It is how I connect with the natural world around me. It, along with poetry is my best form of personal expression," Carl says. Born in Almartha, Mo., a tiny hamlet between Ava and Gainesville in Ozark County, the draftsman turned architect turned photographer and book author has spent much of his life hiking, canoeing and backpacking. While his travels have taken him to Italy, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, France, Holland, Mexico, Canada and England, he says,  he has "found no place as beautiful and mystical as the Ozarks outdoors."  (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Enjoy A Variety of Fabulous Art, plus the Habitat for Humanity Web launch party at one80one
one80one     
        One80One, 318 W. Walnut, invites visitors to enjoy A Variety of Fabulous Art at a web site launch party for Habitat for Humanity during the August Art Walk!  Megan Land makes her Art Walk debut at one80one in August. A young artist  born in Springfield in 1992, Megan recently graduated Marshfield High School with honors, and she intends to go to Culver-Stockton College in August to major in Biochemistry and minor in art. See Land's work and experience sketches by Andrea Donohue, Meganne Rosen O'Neal and Javier Saltares, photography by Lori Radford and Mayalynn Hall and other creative works.  (417) 865-0181 www.one80one.com Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F

Enjoy Art by Jenny and Sarah Wolken at The Library
Park Central Branch Library          Park Central Branch Library,128 Park Central Square, features Art in a Variety of Media by Jenny and Sarah Wolken. Also enjoy Sounds on the Square concerts presented by Pension Consultants and the Friday Night Farmers Market. Library staffers at Park Central know downtown and will be happy to guide you to galleries, parking, shopping and (of course) all things library. (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
Artist Sarah Hurlburt, Skinny Improv
at Randy Bacon Studio
The Skinny Improv          Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., present an opening reception for Artist Sarah Hurlburt. Born in Springfield and raised in Nixa, Sarah became fascinated with color and shape in elementary school, discovering her artistic talent early.  Sarah graduated with honors from MissouriStateUniversity in 2009, earning a B.A. in Art and Design with an emphasis in painting. Also, enjoy The Skinny Improv at the Bacon Gallery during Art Walk as the troupe performs a special skit while interpretive local artists paint as the players perform. Visit Bacon's adjoining gallery, Figment Art Gallery & Culture House, and enjoy live music and free refreshments. (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
New member Red Door Studios puts focus on
high-fashion, classy boudoir photography
          Red Door Studios, 313 Park Central East, Ste. 201, makes its Art Walk debut in August. Owned by Crystal Renee and Jack Van
Crystal Renee Photography
CrystalRenee Photography
Matre, Red Door Studios comprises Crystal Renee Photography, Behind The Red Door Photography and VM Photo Design. A combined studio whose services include wedding and family photography, it specializes in classy
VM Photo Design
VM Photography
boudoir and fashion photography. What is the purpose of boudoir photography? "To create a classy and romantic piece of photography art that ignites confidence, excitement, and reinforces the self-perceived beauty in a woman." Enjoy live
Behind the Red Door Photography
Behind the Red Door Photography
entertainment, wine, food and special offers during Art Walk. (417) 818-2665 or (417) 300-9892 www.crystalreneephotography.com www.BehindTheRedDoorPhotography.com and vmphotodesign.com Open by appointment only.

Wit and Whimsy on display at Smart Group & Gallery
Seeing the Magic by Juli Cady Ryan
Seeing the Magic by Juli Cady Ryan
          Smart Group and Gallery, 405 W. Walnut, continues its show of  Wit and Whimsy, featuring Springfield Artist Carla Stine and Cincinnati Artist Juli Cady Ryan, plus studio works in progress by gallery associates Kevin Richardson, Brannon Estis and Winston Riley in painting, photography and sculpture. (417) 425-7596 www.smartgroupandgallery.com Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-F; 11-8 Sat
Springfield Hot Glass to Glass fishcraft aquatic creations at August Art Walk
          Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., will be making Handcrafted Glass Fish during the August Art Walk. Springfield Hot Glass is a  working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work. It 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
Springfield Pottery presents fine craft by 45+ artists Handcrafted pots at Springfield Pottery
       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 Aug. 6 Art Walk! For more details on our participating venues,  please visit www.ffaw.org.
Sincerely,
 
Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk