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The Talk of the WalkMarch 2011
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Family Art Night at the Y
Missouri Art Educators
Art Walk turns 10 in 2011
Abundant Life
Canvas
CaraDee Photography
The Creamery
DB Design
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery
Evangel Bellwether
Fresh Gallery
Gillioz Theatre
Good Girl Art Gallery
Inveno Health
MSU Brick City
MSU Student Exhibition Center
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Park Central Branch Library
Randy Bacon Studio
Red Door Studios
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Springfield Hot Glass
Springfield Pottery
YMCA offers Family Art Night program
Family Art Night at the Y
  The Downtown Y provides affordable child care the first Friday of each month via Family Art Night. Serving children ages 3 months to 12 years, 6:30-9 p.m., the cost is  $10 per child with pre-registration, $13 per child without pre-registration. Kids enjoy healthy activities and snacks, story time and a hands-on art project to take home. Call (417) 862-8962, ext. 149, to pre-register
Art Walk welcomes Missouri art educators!
Enjoy contemporary paintings by Chris Wood at Abundant Life

First Friday Art Walk is proud to welcome members of the Missouri Art Education Association to the March 4 Walk. These  dedicated teachers bring the life-changing inspiration of art to young people in school districts throughout the state. Education in the arts taps hidden potential and creativity, builds self-expression and self-esteem, and ultimately benefits us all by producing well-rounded, confident and creative adults. Thank you MAEA educators!

Art Walk turns
10 in 2011

Ten

First Friday Art Walk is 10 years old in 2011!  The anniversary celebration begins this summer, but in the meantime, Art Walk invites its fans, friends and artists to send their favorite Art Walk memories and/or photos to ArtWalkNews@gmail.com, or upload them to our Facebook page here .

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       Celebrate Spring with Art Walk this Friday in the exciting snow-free, ice-free, fun-filled Downtown Arts District. Live music, live art demonstrations, new shows and a brand new Art Walk venue await; step out with us this Friday, 6-10 p.m., for incredible art in 22 participating venues! Check out our newest member, CaraDee Photography, at the Vandivort Center, and don't miss The Art of Space, a public art installation on Park Central East modeled after the "spiderweb" designs of Numen/For Use.  

Enjoy landscape paintings, photography at
Abundant Life Covenant Church on The Square
Photography         Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, offers new landscape paintings and natural images by Chris Wood in For Everything There is a Season; Harold Patterson expands his series Blessed with new nature photos; photographer Annette Wardell presents her newest photography series; photography by MSU student Rebekah Clark will also be featured in the Emerging Artist area; and George W. Kiefer's historic murals. Also enjoy live music 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
Canvas presents Book Release and Signing Party for Artist Gary Bedell, plus kids activities
Book signing         Canvas, 315 South Avenue, features a Book Release and Signing Party for artist Gary Bedell. This art experience is complete with live music, food and Living Art. Canvas also features Living Paintings by Eric Vaughn, and kids are welcome to explore their creative side with our make-and-take corner. Face painting is also available from Frenchie the face painter! (417)-869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment.
CaraDee Photography makes its Art Walk debut
on March 4 at The Vandivort Center
  CaraDeeCaraDee Photography, 305 E. Walnut, Ste. 109, makes its Art Walk Debut with the March 4 Walk.  Established in 2005, CaraDee Photography is fine art studio and gallery focused on portrait and wedding photography.  The studio has moved to its new location on Walnut as the result of ongoing growth and expansion. Featuring the fine art photography of Cara Stucke and Mark Gilmore, CaraDee Photography is proud to join the Art Walk, and the studio plans to be an active member of the downtown small business community. (417) 368-7341 www.caraspictures.com
The Creamery presents Art is Monumental,
a K-12 art exhibit sponsored by MAEA
The Creamery Arts Center         The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents, Art is Monumental, a K-12 student art exhibit sponsored by the Missouri Art Education Association. Teachers from around the state have submitted their student's work which expresses the "Monumental Moments" experienced in the creation of art. Come take a trip through art history and celebrate the accomplishments of our state's budding artists. The mission of the Missouri Art Education Association is to advocate quality visual arts education by supporting creative teaching, providing opportunities for professional development and encouraging the study and implementation of best practices in the art education discipline. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
DB Design Salon & Gallery welcomes
The Art of Jesse Barnes in March
DB Design Salon         DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents The Art of Jesse Barnes in March. A natural and self-taught talent, Jesse sold his first original oil painting at age 10. Now, the eminently collectible artist specializes in Early American Nostalgia and landscapes, and he is known for his lighting effects. Jesse's works have been featured by Ducks Unlimited, Hallmark Cards, American Field magazine and The Bradford Exchange. In 1999 Jesse created a Limited Edition Collectors Print for the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee. Enjoy Jesse's work at DB Design throughout the month of March. (417) 864-4343
Rebecca Miller: Scape Shifting gives artist's perspective on changing Drury landscape
Scape Shifting         Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clary St., presents Rebecca Miller: Scape Shifting, a documentary photo display on the destruction of Tindle Mills and the construction of The O'Reilly Family Event Center. "When I was 16, I got my first car. It was a fire-engine red, 1970 Chevy Malibu Chevelle," Rebecca says. "I loved that car. I drove it well into my 20s until it was too expensive to maintain." Thinking she would someday sell it, she kept it at her parents' house for years. When she finally decided to get rid of it, "We opened the hood and an opossum was living in the engine. It was a good lesson in learning when to let things go." That experience informs Scape Shifting. "What buildings do we value and why?" she asks. "When do we tear down? When do we build up?" Rebecca's exhibition is about the changing nature of the world around us. "It is also about the cycle of life; life of inanimate objects that can have an emotional impact on you," she says. Rebecca Miller is an associate professor at Drury University, and her work has been shown in more than 50 museums and galleries across the United States. Don't miss her Artist's Talk, 6-7 p.m. during Art Walk. www.millerebecca.com (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
Evangel Bellwether Gallery presents
student, faculty art at Monarch Art Factory
Enjoy Family Art Night at the Downtown Y!         The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, will present a Show to Be Announced in March. 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

Fresh presents its first-ever

Emerging Artist Competition & Exhibition

         Fresh LogoFresh, located at the southwest corner ofCampbell and Walnut, presents  presents its first Fresh Emerging Artist Competition during the March 4 Art Walk. See new and exciting artwork in two- and three-dimensional media. An application can be downloaded at www.fresh.org. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat
Gillioz Theatre presents
Artists as Educators 
Alicia Farris
Alicia Farris

Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, in association with OTC Fine Art Gallery, presents Artists as Educators, featuring the work of Painter and Community Art Educator Alicia Farris and Ceramic Artist and New Franklin R-I Art Teacher Fadra Hepner. Alicia Farris works mainly in watercolor and acrylic and strives to express her passion for color and for the beauty of nature in her paintings. While her work has qualities of realism, she is often more driven by the use of color and light than strictly by form. Alicia also loves to convey the personality, spirit and emotion of what she paints, rather than to merely replicate her subject on paper. Fadra Hepner is also inspired by nature. "I believe that color, texture, form and line are the most beautiful when they have an organic feel. In my work, I attempt

Fadra
Fadra Hepner

to replicate some of the flowing beauty and random patterns that nature has to offer," she says. As an art educator, "I love that I am able to 'hook' my students in 6th grade, and see them grow artistically, intellectually and emotionally all the way through High School," she says. "I have seen students' confidence grow with hard work. I have seen the pride on their faces after winning a ribbon. I have seen them struggle through technique and meaning with their artwork to complete something they didn't think possible." (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org

Good Girl Art presents Transience by Shauna Smith,
plus Amy Carroll's Flawed continues
Shauna Smith
Art by Shauna Smith
Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101,
presents Transience by Shauna Smith in March. "I work with objects that I have collected from nature and home," Shauna says. "I search for organic forms to meticulously place within a traditional still life to echo the stillness of shadows, moods, and sanctuary. I strive for an atmosphere of melancholy, tranquility, and loneliness." Shauna's paintings, she adds, "establish points of experience, one being a sense of patience or pause. The grace and delicateness of the form balances with the resting space of calm mindful reflection. The palette is warm and earthy. Only that which is necessary is present." Influenced by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi - Wabi refers to the philosophical construct or spiritual
Flawed
Art by Amy Carroll
path and Sabi refers to the aesthetic ideal of the actual material object - Shauna says, "There is beauty in all things, especially those that are imperfect, simple and humble."
  Good Girl Art also continues Artist Amy Carroll's show, Flawed, which explores the unfortunate focus of women, and society, on their physical flaws - sometimes to the point of obsession and oftentimes to the point of poor self-image. As a bonus during the March 4 Art Walk, Sarah Fuller will have a table showing her handmade organic cotton clothing for adults and children. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat
Spirited watercolors by Karen Schneider
bring spring color to Inveno Health
Spring House at Pearson's Creek

Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., has thawed out and is ready to share a new line of products and technology inspired by St. John's physicians. The spirited watercolors of Karen Schneider warm our gallery space with masterfully framed originals and smaller prints available in various sizes. Our matching gift promotion continues through March with 20 percent of sales benefiting St. John's Foundation for Community Health. www.invenohealth.com (417)831-1270.

MSU Brick City presents Eastern: Mehdi Saeedi
Peace

         MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents Eastern: Mehdi Saeedi, featuring internationally renowned artist and designer Mehdi Saeedi. Born in Mehdi SaeediTehran, Iran, Saeedi combines a traditional Eastern focus on the aesthetic with personal expertise in Perso-Arabic script to create what has been called a "wholly conceptual approach to contemporary art." Through his graceful command of calligraphy and his unparalleled ability to meld word and image into a Mehdi Saeedipowerful statement that transcends language, Saeedi creates a visual experience that is not to be missed. Honored with numerous international awards for his poster art, Saeedi will display his work at Brick City through March 24. 417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/
gallery.php
Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays

Design and Imaging Exhibition puts focus
 on graphic design
, illustration majors
MSU Student Exhibition Center

         MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St.,  hosts the Art and Design Department's Design and Imaging Exhibition from Feb. 22-March 4. An artist's reception will be held 6-10 p.m. March 4 during First Friday Art Walk. The exhibition features work by sophomore, junior and senior Graphic Design and Illustration majors. Work was produced in the past two years in the following courses: Two-Dimensional Design for Digital Media, Introduction to Digital Imaging, Computer Animation I, Computer Animation III and the Senior Exhibition classes in these areas. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays

Experience the diverse works of
Artist Elizabeth Chapman
at Obelisk Home
Downtown Blues
        Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps,  presents Artist Elizabeth Chapman in February. "The journey begins with a blank canvas; believing in faith that a painting will emerge," Elizabeth says. "The first marks are made and the dialogue has begun. Responding instinctively, colors, lines and textures bring life to the canvas. Music often strikes the chords of inspiration, drawing out the deep emotions that become a work of art. This universal language is used as personal communication to the viewer." (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Art Gallery presents
Two and a Half Artists in March
Art by Cynthia Bylander        OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor of the Gillioz, presents Two and a Half Artists, featuring Artists and Kickapoo High School Teachers Cynthia Bylander and Steve Fielding, and Student Artist Taylor Baker, a Kickapoo senior. Cynthia Bylander says her artwork can best be described as "eclectic" in style. "I focus on the inner beauty of the world around us, rather than on the external appearance alone," she says. "I want to make Taylor Bakerpeople feel, as well as to see. Although my works have elements of reality-my hope is to transcend reality, invite the viewer to enter that unelaborated space, where an awareness of one's soul of a higher power can be felt." Ceramic Artist Steve Fielding has taught ceramics at the secondary and university level, primarily La Croix by Steve Fieldingat Kickapoo, for more than 30 years. A 1992-93 Fulbright exchange teacher to Nottingham, England, Steve's clay creations have been shown in many juried exhibitions throughout the region. His greatest support as an artist comes from wife Cheryl and daughters Clare and Cydney. (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
The Library presents Art by Linda Bruner
plus music by The New Monsters Collective
  Park Central Branch Library Park Central Branch Library,128 Park Central Square,  hosts work by Artist Linda Bruner and Amanda Tell's Republic High School art class for the March 4 Art Walk, along with musical guests The New Monsters Collective. The New Monsters Collective, featuring Roni Dickey, Will Knauer, Erin Alden and Rob Bailey, is a group of "mixed-genre musicians trying to transcend the labels of modern music and make something both classic and progressive." The library's Art Talk event features Rebecca Steiner on Developments in Renaissance Cartography, presented in partnership with Dr. Billie Follensbee, PhD, of Missouri State University's Art-History Department. (417) 831-1342 facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary Open 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat
Randy Bacon holds opening for trio of artists, including Painter Carol Peacock
Carol Peacock          Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St.,  is excited to announce an opening art reception for Painter Carol Peacock, Painter/Sculptor Lindsay Breidenbach and Painter/Illustrator Nate Branscom 6-10 p.m. during the March 4 First Friday Art Walk. Carol Peacock is a native of Chicago currently residing in Eureka Springs. Her goal is for the viewer to Carol Peacockfeel unity, serenity and/or love when viewing her paintings. "When we quiet ourselves in meditation, we learn it is safe to feel. Feeling is knowing. Knowing is confidence. Confidence leads us back to our higher self, helping us to be our highest vision of ourselves at all times," she says. View her work at www.eurekaspringsartists.com. Lindsay Breidenbach, a recent BFA graduate of Evangel University, departs from two-dimensional work with her new installation piece Cocoon, and Nate Branscom, a self-taught local artist who works alternately in oil and various dry media, explores a range from figurative to narrative still life to some sort of fusion of the two. His current collection of drawings, Vicissitude, is centered on the theme of ontology and heuristic introspection. Also, as an added bonus, Painter Joan Smith's paintings will be shown through March. Enjoy art, live music, free refreshments and top off the night with handmade gifts from local vendors! (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
Red Door Studios features New Artwork,
albums & drawings during Art Walk

Red Door StudiosRed Door Studios, 313 Park Central East, Ste. 201, comprising Crystal Renee Photography and VM Photo Design, presents New Artwork, plus new albums and drawings for a free 20-page10x10 album from Behind the Red Door Photography, and a free family portrait By Crystal Renee Photography. Everyone coming to see us for art walk will receive discount offers and special promotions as well for family photography and also Boudoir Photography. Check out Jack and Crystal's photography on their Web sites: www.CrystalReneePhotography.com, www.VMPhotoDesign.com and www.BehindTheRedDoorPhotography.com
(417) 818-2665 or (417) 300-9892 Open by appointment only.

Revel Advertising presents works by
Artist Gavyn Sky
Revel Advertising, 214 W. Phelps, Suite 102,  features Artist Gavyn Sky. Gavyn's unique paintings Art by Gavyn Sky have an interactive and captivating quality that has art lovers across the country taking notice. His designs tend to produce images unique to each viewer.  Looking closer, every square inch of a painting is an entire world of textures, colors and detail and that makes Gavyn's paintings some of the most captivating works of art you will ever see. (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com.
Springfield Hot Glass artists to craft
Venetian-Style Goblets during Art Walk
        Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Springfield Hot GlassAve., presents Gabe and Terry Bloodworth demonstrating their new Venetian-Style Goblets during the March 4 Art Walk. 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
Springfield Pottery proudly presents
Enshrined: New Sculptural Work by Jesse Ring

Jesse Ring         Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave.,  presents Enshrined: New Sculptural Work by Jesse Ring. Jesse is a ceramic artist and a current artist-in-residence at Springfield Pottery. This Springfield native is a recent graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. An opening reception for the artist will be held 6-10 p.m. on Friday, March 4, during First Friday Art Walk. For more information, contact the studio at 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 March 4 Art Walk! For more details on our participating venues,  please visit www.ffaw.org.
Sincerely,
 
Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk