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The Talk of the WalkApril 2011
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The Creamery
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Good Girl Art Gallery
Hawthorn Galleries
Inveno Health
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Art with a Heart:
Join Art Walk in supporting these charitable causes!
Art with Heart

     Visit Obelisk Home for the fifth annual Drury University Silent Birdhouse Auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Birdhouses are decorated by Springfield artists, as well as Drury faculty and staff. Proceeds of the silent auction help Habitat for Humanity to provide safe, comfortable housing for families in need.

     Visit Canvas to sign up for TOMS Shoes' One Day Without Shoes event, coming April 5. Every pair of TOMS Shoes purchased results in a second pair being donated in a Third World country!

     Visit any Art Walk venue to donate to Arts in Action: The 10 Weeks Festival to support arts education and the Care to Learn fund. 

 

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 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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First Friday Art Walk 2011 Gallery Links
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown - CID
Visit itsalldowntown.com
First Friday Art Walk 2011 Gallery Links
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown - CID
Visit itsalldowntown.com
First Friday Art Walk 2011 Gallery Links
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown - CID
Visit itsalldowntown.com
First Friday Art Walk 2011 Gallery Links
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown - CID
Visit itsalldowntown.com
First Friday Art Walk 2011 Gallery Links
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown - CID
Visit itsalldowntown.com
First Friday Art Walk 2011 Gallery Links
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown - CID
Visit itsalldowntown.com
First Friday Art Walk 2011 Gallery Links
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown - CID
Visit itsalldowntown.com
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Greetings!

       Spring has arrived, and with it, an Art Walk tradition: participation in Arts in Action: The 10 Weeks Festival. Art Arts In Action: The 10 Weeks FestivalWalkers will see plexiglass collection boxes bearing the Arts in Action logo at various Art Walk venues. Every dollar donated is divided between arts education and the Care To Learn fund; the bonus is that there is a quadruple match for Care to Learn's portion of funds raised. Quadruple! In other words, when you donate $1 to Arts in Action, 50 cents goes to arts education and 50 cents goes to Care to Learn, but the match turns your 50 cents for Care to Learn into $2.50! Care to Learn provides funds to address issues of health, hunger and hygiene in the classroom without a means test or government bureaucracy. If a kid needs shoes, he gets shoes. If a teen needs deodorant, shampoo or feminine hygiene products, she gets them. The result is higher self esteem and a better learning environment. Please join First Friday Art Walk in supporting Arts in Action over the next two months!    

Enjoy Anticipating Spring: Fassnight Creek; plus Waterfalls at Abundant Life
Waterfall   

At Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, spring has sprung with the launch of photography series Anticipating Spring: Fassnight Creek by Annette Wardell and Waterfalls by Harold Patterson. Chris Wood will introduce his new R. E. S. T. photography and paintings collection. Along with George W. Kiefer's historic murals, 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 Artist Versus Artist,
signup for TOMS Shoes' One Day Without Shoes
        Canvas, 315 South Avenue, presents an Artist Versus Artist event!  TOMS ShoesAll artists are encouraged to paint the art of another artist, in their own style. We will have more Living Art, face painting by Frenchie and as always, a make-and-take activity for the kids! Also, stop in to sign up for TOMS Shoes' One Day Without Shoes! (417)-869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment.
CaraDee Photography enjoys
flight of fancy with Butterflies!
Butterflies!

CaraDee Photography Fine Art Portraits and Gallery, 305 E. Walnut, Ste. 109, enthusiastically anticipates spring with a collection of Butterflies! Taken in locations all over the Midwest, butterflies are captured beautifully in the photography of Mark Gilmore and Cara Stucke. (417) 368-7341 www.caraspictures.com

A Fortunate Inspiration brings Central High
IB presentation to The Creamery
A Fortunate Inspiration
Standing Out by Alaa Abdelhakiem
        

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents, A Fortunate Inspiration, a Central High School International Baccalaureate Presentation, at The Creamery, 6-9 p.m. during the April 1 First Friday Art Walk. A Fortunate Inspiration is the result of a nine-month collaboration between Central

A Fortunate Inspiration
Eye Bee by Ameilia Chiles

High School's departments of art, film, music and theater and showcases students' work as part of their International Baccalaureate curriculum and examinations. The collaboration began as a poem inspired by a fortune cookie, which became a film, which led to artwork, student musical compositions and finally a student-produced play. Artwork from Central High School International

A Fortunate Inspiration
Untitled by Daniel Kick

Baccalaureate art students will be featured as well as performances by music and theater students. A special film festival will also highlight student film work.
This exhibition is presented free to the public. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) www.SpringfieldArts.org Open
9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

DB Design Salon & Gallery features
The Art of Jesse Barnes in April
DB Design Salon         DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents The Art of Jesse Barnes in April. 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 April. (417) 864-4343
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery presents the
Annual All Student Competitive Exhibition

Pool Art Center Gallery at Drury University       

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery,940 N. Clay St., presents the Annual All Student Competitive Exhibition. Enjoy the opening reception 6-9 p.m. during the April 1 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

Evangel Bellwether Gallery presents
Works by Graduating Seniors in April
        The Evangel University Bellwether Evangel Art Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, featuresthe work of 12 graduating Evangel seniors. Media include photography, graphic design, drawing, printmaking, and painting. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. W-Sat
Farmers Gastropub presents
Artists Bill D. Baunach and Judy Oehlke

Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, will host a reception for the Chamber of Commerce Farmer's GastropubInternational Business Council during the April 1 Art Walk, with Artists Bill D. Baunach and Judy Oehlke working on and displaying their art in the Bistro. Farmers Gastropub invites artists who are interested in demonstrating their talents on future First Fridays to contact owner Bill Griffiths. (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

Fresh presents Featured Artists
Ann Meese and Elaine Willig in April 

         Ann MeeseFresh, located at the southwest corner ofCampbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artists Ann Meese and Elaine Willig in April. Enjoy Ann's beautiful, nature-inspired paintings and Elaine's original jewelry designs, plus the work of Fresh's 22 regional artists. www.fresh.org. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat
Gillioz Theatre, Missouri Film Alliance
present short films during April Art Walk
The historic Gillioz Theatre

Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, is partnering with the Missouri Film Alliance to showcase short films produced by local artists and filmmakers in the region during the April Art Walk. We will also be showing a free movie at the end of the evening.  (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org

Experience Confounded Fables and Family Trip to Thaliand, A Dog's Dream at Good Girl Art Gallery
     Good Girl Art Gallery,

325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Jennifer Manning

Confounded Fables
Confounded Fables

Pierson's Confounded Fables, and Nathan Gamel's Family Trip to Thailand, A Dog's Dream. "Confounded Fables loosely expresses situations of the surviving oppressed in current times," Jennifer says. "Endearing, resilient creatures and symbolic landscapes confidentially describe situations which I personally absorb daily. Children of a decreasing middle class, those who survive illness, poverty, hunger, loneliness, shame,

Family Visit to Thailand
Art by Nathan Gamel

ignorance, hyperactive or docile recognition, depression, or hatred are personified through these visual fables." Inspired by the effort of love or kindness that is surprisingly, freely given in desperate times, she says, "Perseverance by those who suffer offers hope, strength and inspiration." Family Trip to Thailand, A Dog's Dream features Nathan Gamel's paintings of people, animals and the Thai language, documenting a recent family adventure.(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 Painters Dave Bennett and Tim Breaux, plus Art in Action at Hawthorn Galleries 
Art by Tim Breaux
Art by Tim Breaux

Hawthorn Galleries Inc.,214 E. Walnut St., is proud to present new work by local painters Dave Bennett and Tim Breaux. Continuing their artistic explorations of Missouri and the Southwest, Bennett and Breaux return to Hawthorn with new bodies of work. Experience Art in Action at Hawthorn from 6 to 10 pm April 1. Meet artist Tim Breaux and watch him at work on a new painting, and also enjoy Live Music by Anisa Dawn.(417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

Art by Dave Bennett
Art by Dave Bennett
Experience a local art phenom as never seen before - Gavyn Sky: EXPOSED! at Inveno Health
Mayan Summer
Mayan Summer by Gavyn Sky

Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., presents something new with Gavyn Sky: EXPOSED! Springfield's truly unique self-inspired and self-taught artist presents his latest "naked" works, stripped of his signature resin finish. Gavyn bares all in color, texture and simple magic that begs to be admired. Also, see how Inveno Health is marching to market with medical products to benefit the Springfield community and beyond. www.invenohealth.com (417) 831-1270.

The Lime Agency debuts on April Art Walk
with Art by Marty Salsman

        LimeThe Lime Agency, 400 E. Walnut, B-100 - located in the basement office suite at the southeast corner of Walnut and Jefferson - makes its debut on the Art Walk in April with Artist Marty Salsman, whose artwork spans traditional and digital methods. www.thelimeagency.com 417-501-4801 Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F
MSU Brick City Gallery presents In the Space of Soil
Brick City Gallery
MSU Brick City Gallery

         MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents In the Space of Soil. Memphis, Tennessee, installation artist Sara Good presents a series of garden- and soil-related works that share a regard for the character of found materials and the practice of time-intensive handmade processes, as well as botanical concern. "My connection to earth has always felt very deep and direct. It is at my center. It has shaped my sensibility as a sculptor," Sara says. "This earth: sensed in the scale and mass of land form, or in the heavy-handedness of natural force. Earth: the physical, tactile arena, dictating experiences of bodily contact. Or the consumptive power of earth, observed within natural process, and perceived in the swallowing infinity of vast open spaces." The exhibition continues through April 22. (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays

Enjoy the BFA Studio Art Exhibit
at MSU's Student Exhibition Center
MSU Student Exhibition Center

         MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Art and Design Depart-ment's BFA Studio Art Exhibit. Enjoy an artist's reception, 6-10 p.m. during the April 1 First Friday Art Walk. The art featured in this exhibit is by students who are completing their degree requirements for a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art. Students displaying their bodies of work are Angela Evans, who will show her sculpture, and Carl Glaser, who will exhibit his paintings and drawings. In addition, five students graduating with a degree in Computer Animation are premiering their senior BFA work at the Plaster Student Union at 7 p.m. with an encore performance at 8 p.m. on April 15. Student animations include works by Bryan Ivanoff, Malinda Meredith, Christopher Perry, Cole Biesemeyer, and Sara Linn. The public is invited to attend the reception and view the exhibit through April.  (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays

Patterns - Artworks by Mary Hamilton,
plus 5th annual Silent Birdhouse Auction to benefit
Habitat for Humanity at Obelisk Home
 

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building,

Patterns by Mary Hamilton
Art by Mary Hamilton

214 W. Phelps, presents Patterns - Artworks by Mary Hamilton. "For me, the element of pattern is soothing and even symphonic in works of art. I wanted the paintings in this series to represent my fascination with synthetic patterns, whether in the actual stripes of fabrics of a still life or even more subtly in the shapes and numbers within the abstract designs," Mary says. "Although the subject matters are eclectic in nature, each subject was selected to be placed with a distinct pattern in the composition to balance and enhance the rhythm that the pattern produces. Whether the design appears traditional, cubistic or abstract each attempts to bring harmony through Birdhouse Auctionrepetition." The simplicity of synthetic patterns, Mary adds, "symbolizes  the natural order of things and helps tell the visual story about the simple objects they surround." Obelisk Home is also proud to join Drury University to present the fifth annual Silent Birdhouse Auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Bid on the birdhouses, decorated by local artists and Drury faculty and staff, at Obelisk Home. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

OTC Fine Art Gallery spotlights The Smallest Room
in the House & Unnamed Printmakers at The Creamery
        OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor of the Gillioz, presents The Smallest Room In The House  by Printmaker Cynthia Cynthia MooreMoore and a collective exhibition of prints by The Unnamed Printmakers at The Creamery.  Cynthia Moore explores black-and-white media in printmaking, drawing, typography, collage and book arts. Her work has been included in solo and national juried exhibits and is in the U.S.I.A.'s International Embassies Collection. She teaches at MissouriStateUniversity. The Smallest Room in the House is a series of linoleum block prints based on scenes set in the bathroom. "By focusing on one room I have sought to discover what is hidden, what is revealed, what is seen in reflection or through a veil of water. These prints are intended to evoke the memories, grace and mystery of everyday activity." The Unnamed Printmakers at the Creamery consists of a core group of about 10 artists meeting each Monday at the Creamery from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  At the risk of paradox, Art Walk News dares to name them: Roxie Castro, Cathy Clemens, Stephanie Cramer, Genny Gramer, Nancy Crandall, Deby Gilley, Jerry-Mac Johnston, Barb Jurecka, Steve Miller, Dottie Peterson, Cayce Schultz and Chad Woody."While most of our work has been with relief printing, our members are starting to venture out to monotype, collograph (thank you, Cathy Clemens), solar plate and silk screen.  This is a craft/art that can fascinate for many years." (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
Visit the Library for Fordland Middle School art, the Edible Books Festival and the Cast Iron Cook-Off
The Big Read

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents students from Fordland Middle School showing works of photography on the theme of "community." Also, two special events kick off the Library's annual Big Read event series focused on the American Civil War (see thelibrary.org/bigread). At 6 p.m., join us for the Edible Books Festival. See cake creations from several local bakeries. Vote for your favorite, help us choose a winner, and then we'll eat the entries. At 7 p.m., the Cast Iron Cook-Off features chefs from VictoryTrade School in a North vs. South face-off. Watch teams create their dishes using the cast-iron cookware of the Civil War, and then sample the results. (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

Opening Reception for Josh Linden, plus Cocoon and Faces of Autism at Randy Bacon Studio
          Randy Bacon Photography Studio and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., present an Opening Reception for Josh Linden, mixed media painter,  during the April 1 First Friday Art Walk. Art by Josh LindenThe reception is FREE and open to the public. Live music and free refreshments will be served. Josh Linden was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and moved to the Ozarks as a young child. Art and photography have always been his passion. Through all of his life experiences, Linden's art has found a voice he hopes will stir a creative spark in others. His mixed media paintings reflect a metamorphosis: he takes things that are old and ugly and transforms them into something new and beautiful, while respecting the materials' raw and unfinished qualities.  Also during Art Walk, enjoy art by Lindsay Breidenbach, and images from Faces of Autism. Lindsay, a recent BFA graduate of EvangelUniversity, departs from two-dimensional work with her new installation piece Cocoon at FigmentArtGallery and Culture House, adjoining Randy Bacon Photography Studio and Gallery. Learn more at www.lin-thefig.com. Faces of Autism is a photo project designed to raise autism awareness and support. It features photos from over 30 local families. Local photographers Matt and Heidi Giles of Freedom Photography agreed to provide their services at no cost for Faces of Autism. Black River Imaging, a local photo lab and printing service, is also donating services for the project. (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
Elizabeth Chapman is April Featured Artist
at Revel Advertising

Downtown BluesRevel Advertising, 214 W. Phelps, Ste.102, conveniently located next to Obelisk Home in the Inspired Commerce building will feature Elizabeth Chapman during the month of April. Elizabeth is an expressionistic abstract artist who has spent a majority of her life in the Ozarks. She graduated from MissouriStateUniversity with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education, which she uses as an art educator. Elizabeth states "the journey begins with a blank canvas: believing in faith that a painting will emerge. 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) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com.

Springfield Hot Glass welcomes
featured artist Kaela Welliever
        Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., presents eclectic young artist Kaela Welliever as its featured guest artist during the April 1 Art Walk. A native of Holton, Kan., and graduate of Northwestern Missouri University, Kaela teaches art in the Marshall, Mo., school system and is active in a wide range of artistic media. On First Friday, she'll show a broad range of work including glass, ceramics, acrylic paintings on canvas and Springfield Hot Glassphotography. Kaela has studied glass blowing with Springfield Hot Glass resident glass artists Gabe and Terry Bloodworth, and they will also be on hand to demonstrate their glassblowing skills during Art Walk. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Springfield Pottery proudly presents Neely Hachtel:
An Exploration in Polypores and Other Crustlike Fungi

Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., will host An Exploration in Polypores and Other Crustlike Fungi; featuring the work of ceramic artist Neely Hachtel. April 1- April 23.  Hachtel's work draws inspiration from her adventurous hiking trips over the last 8years. From the Appalachian Trail to the Continental Divide Trail, she has come to appreciate all that nature has brought to her work. An opening reception for the artists will be held 6-10 p.m. during the April 1 First Friday Art Walk. 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 1 Art Walk! For more details on our participating venues,  please visit www.ffaw.org.
Sincerely,
 
Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk