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The Talk of the Walk                                                                               August 2011
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  ART from the

HEART  


  Don't miss these great fund-raising events during the Aug. 5 Art Walk!

 

Fundraiser for Artist Martha Goldman: Get an early start to your Art Walk at Good Girl Art Gallery where original art by some of the region's most intriguing artists will be sold to benefit Artist Martha Goldman, who lost everything in the Joplin tornado.    

The Guns vs. Guards Tip-Off Party at 319 W. Walnut:  Enjoy artwork from Hawthorn Gallery, plus live music,  a silent auction/raffle, a cash bar and, for a donation, enjoy Manicures, Massages and Margaritas for $20 or enter the Texas Hold-Em Tournament for $50. Tickets to the Guns vs. Guards basketball game, held Aug. 6 at Cherokee Middle School, are $5, free for kids 5 and under. Proceeds of the weekend's events benefit the Child Advocacy Center, which serves child victims of physical and sexual abuse.

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
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Springfield Regional Arts Council
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Lynnette Farris
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Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
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It's All Downtown
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First Friday Art Walk 2011 Gallery Links
Wil Fischer Cos.
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Lynnette Farris
Lynnette Farris
Lynnette Farris - Murney Commercial
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
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It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown - CID
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First Friday Art Walk 2011 Gallery Links
Wil Fischer Cos.
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Lynnette Farris
Lynnette Farris
Lynnette Farris - Murney Commercial
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
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It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown - CID
Visit itsalldowntown.com
First Friday Art Walk 2011 Gallery Links
Wil Fischer Cos.
Wil Fischer 1
Visit Wil Fischer Co.
Lynnette Farris
Lynnette Farris
Lynnette Farris - Murney Commercial
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
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It's All Downtown
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Greetings!

Art by Billyo O'Donnell
One of several glorious downtown scenes by Billyo O'Donnell at Hawthorn Galleries this month.

       Beat the heat with First Friday Art Walk in August! Experience original local art, live art demonstrations and live music in the air-conditioned comfort of 19 participating venues, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. This month's Art Walk also includes some special fundraising events.  

        Be sure to visit Good Girl Art Gallery for its Fundraiser for Artist Martha Goldman, who lost everything in the Joplin tornado. Artwork has been donated by a great selection of Good Girl artists, including Julie Blackmon, Chad Woody, Stephanie Cramer, Randy Russell and more. The sale starts at 5 p.m.  

        Also, stop by 319 W. Walnut for the Guns vs. Guards Tip Off Party, featuring live music, original art, a silent auction/raffle, a cash bar and more. A fundraiser for the Child Advocacy Center, the Guns vs. Guards basketball game pits Springfield Police officers against
Federal Medical Center guards on Aug. 6. See ART from the
HEART at left for more details. 

        Finally, Art Walk is proud to announce a new sponsor in the form of Wil Fischer Companies. Thank you to Jeffrey Gower and all the folks at Wil Fischer for supporting Art in Downtown Springfield! 

Poetry, photography, landscapes and more at
Abundant Life Covenant Church in August
Abundant Life    At Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square,  escape the heat and celebrate summer! Chris Wood's Where Are You? poem with images along with new photographs in his continuing black-and-white landscape series will be featured. Also, enjoy new photographic images from KSMU's Sense of Place history series reporter Rebekah Clark, a continuing photography series by Annette Wardell, a variety of Living Words images by OTC art student Patricia Frater featured in the Emerging Artist section, and 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.
Kids always welcome for make-and-take art,
plus enjoy Living Art at Canvas
        Canvas, 315 South Avenue, invites you to stop by to see local artists and Living Art! Kids are always welcome to explore their creative side at the Make-and-Take corner. We will also have face painting by Frenchie. (417) 869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment. 
Experience Amazing Images at
CaraDee Photography Fine Art Portraits and Gallery
Cara Dee August
Image by CaraDee Photography
       
At CaraDee Photography Fine Art Portraits and Gallery
, 305 E. Walnut, amazing images are an everyday occurrence! Photographers Cara Stucke and Mark Gilmore are setting contemporary trends while capturing the poetry and art that is life. (417) 368-7341. www.caraspictures.com
 Southwest Missouri Art & Craft Guild brings fine art, contemporary craft to The Creamery
Guild Gallery Show       The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents the Southwest Missouri Art & Craft Guild's First Gallery Show during the Aug. 5 First Friday Art Walk, 6-9 p.m. at The Creamery. The show demonstrates the guild's mission, "Support the Working Artist," with an eclectic blend of fine art and contemporary craft designed and created by 20 Guild members. The exhibition offers
a range of art for sale, including ceramics, glass, photography, painting, jewelry, fiber, sculpture and mixed media.
The show continues through the month of August. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) www.SpringfieldArts.org Open
9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays  
DB Design presents Cyndi Dawson,
plus a variety of artists, media in August
DB Design Salon         DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, continues its show by Featured Artist Cyndi Dawson, plus DB Design's ongoing display of work by Karolyn Farrell; pottery by Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone; and jewelry by Tammy Kirks. (417) 864-4343 
Student Art is front and center at
Evangel University Bellwether Gallery
         The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, is proud to present A Selection of Student Art for the Aug. 5 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat  
Farmers Gastropub presents
Artists at Work
during Aug. 5 Walk

Farmer's Gastropub Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artists At Work in the Bistro during the Aug. 5 Art Walk. 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 Gallery features
Carl Huser, Dianne Baum in August
Art by Dianne Baum
Art by Dianne Baum
        Fresh Gallery
, located at the southwest corner of Campbell and Walnut,
presents Featured Artists Carl Huser and Dianne Baum. "My interest in woodturning can be traced back more than 60 years to an old German woodworker who always had time for a curious youngster," says Carl Huser. "It was in Bruno's shop that I learned to appreciate and respect the beauty that is found in wood. His reverence for wood turned out to be contagious and, since then, I have found wood to supply a respite like none other." 

Dianne Baum expresses her creativity through watercolor, mixed media and photography. "As I experience the world, I continually focus on composition and design in the things around
me, delighting in vivid color and discovering unexpected
movement and even emotion," she says.  After being told as a
young adult that she could never make money with an art degree, Dianne became an English teacher and high school librarian. Now retired from the "job that paid," she is fulfilling her dream to
focus solely on art. www.fresh.org. (417) 862-9300 Open
11 a.m.-
5 p.m.
T-Sat

Detail of column at historic Gillioz Theatre
Detail of Gillioz plaster work
Historic Gillioz Theatre is a work of art in itself
        Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East,  displays work by a variety of artists and is a magnificent work of art itself. Built in 1926 using architectural cues from all over the world, this Springfield landmark features ornamentation inspired by European and Mediterranean cultures. (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org
Artists unite to benefit Joplin Artist Martha Goldman
in special event at Good Girl Art Gallery
Concert by Julie Blackmon
Concert by Julie Blackmon
       
Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents a Fundraiser for Artist Martha Goldman who lost everything in the Joplin tornado. Artists who have shown at Good Girl Art gallery are generously donating artwork for the sale. All proceeds will go
The remains of Martha's Joplin home
The remains of Martha's Joplin home
to Martha. Artwork will be priced very reasonably for quick sale. Artists including Jennifer Pierson, Julie Blackmon, Chad Woody, Jane Almirall, Kate Baird, Stephanie Cramer, Randy Russell and many, many more have donated. The sale will begin at 5 p.m. on First Friday, Aug. 5. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
Enjoy New Work by Painter Billyo O'Donnell
at Hawthorn Galleries in August
        Art by Billyo O'Donnell Hawthorn Galleries Inc.,214 E. Walnut St., is proud to present new work by Painter Billyo O'Donnell. A native of Missouri, O'Donnell is recognized as one of America's leading landscape painters by several prestigious plein air invitationals. O'Donnell's love for plein air is evident in his new body of work celebrating the seasonal sights of Springfield. View new works by Billyo O'Donnell and also enjoy live music by guitarist Dale Augustson 6-10 p.m. Aug. 5. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat  

 

Gavyn Sky's Envision exhibit
 embraces optimism, possibilities
Play Date by Gavyn Sky
Play Date by Gavyn Sky

Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave.presents Gavyn Sky's Envision exhibit in August. Envision is an expression of Gavyn Sky's optimism. "In a world of limitations, we can only speak our mind; but in a world of possibilities, art will speak our soul." Inveno Health showcases St. John's Research & Development Division's progress in medical device development. www.invenohealth.com (417) 831-1270.

Kiss My Gas Scooters! shows
Pencil Drawings by Rodney Schertz in August
Hunt'n Buddies 
Hunt'n Buddies by Rodney Schertz
        Kiss My Gas Scooters!
, 212 S. Campbell, joined the Art Walk last month on a one-time basis, but owner Joe Berrer enjoyed it so much that he's joining Art Walk full-time
Rodney and Cara
Rodney Schertz and wife Cara
beginning in August! Enjoy Pencil Drawings by Rodney Schertz, plus newly arrived motor scooters and Joe's latest innovation: fabulous scooter accessories. www.kissmygasscooters.com (417) 863-9600.      
As I See It: The Artwork of Chelsea Nunn
comes to Obelisk Home in August
Cherub by Chelsea Nunn
Cherub by Chelsea Nunn
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building
, 214 W. Phelps, proudly presents As I See It: The Artwork of Chelsea Nunn. Chelsea says that her true passion has been and always will be art: "Whether I am admiring the greats or fighting through a piece of my own, I enjoy every second of it. I visualize each project as a piece of one big puzzle. Whether it is a landscape that I can't forget, a cute dog that greets me on the street, or simply an expression on the face of a passerby, each work that I create is a part of me, and who I am becoming." As an artist, Chelsea adds, "I am always exploring new mediums, and I grow with each new challenge that I experience during the creative process. On every blank canvas, I find no right or wrong answer. Instead, I discover a world of opportunity. I love sharing my work with you and, always, I encourage you to pick up a brush too." (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Enjoy music by Old Wire Road, plus Civil War
photography exhibit at Park Central Branch Library

Park Central Square Branch Library

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, is proud to host a performance by Old Wire Road to kick off our August art show, a selection of Photographs of the Brown Water Navy, the Civil War-era naval force on the Mississippi River. It's part of the Library's special programming that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. (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 presents opening reception for
 Paintings by Dave Tummons, New Photography by Randy Bacon

Art by Dave Tummons
Art by Dave Tummons

Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., present an opening reception for Paintings by Dave Tummons and New Photography by Randy Bacon, with live music by Pershing Band Students and Alumni. Also, enjoy the ongoing shows by Evangel alumna Lindsay Breidenbach and Photographer/ Humanitarian Doug Pitt. Dave Tummons, a Springfield area native, was always fascinated with art - majoring in art in college - but pursued it as a casual

Randy Bacon
Photography by Randy Bacon

pastime, focusing his energies on the salon business. A successful salon owner for over three decades, Dave opened his latest venture, Swank Salon, in 2008. He began displaying art exhibits from various local artists in the salon, which inspired him to reconnect with his own art. Photographer Randy Bacon will exhibit 15 new/never-before-seen pieces from his portfolio at the Aug. 5 Art Walk, and FigmentArtGallery and Culture House will show new art work by its four in-house working artists. (417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.comwww.gallerysounds.net Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat

Stephanie Cramer brings her unique
 talent to Revel Advertising in August
Gathering         Revel Advertising, 214 W. Phelps, Ste.102, conveniently located next to Obelisk Home in the Inspired Commerce building, features Stephanie Cramer during the month of August. "Center state in my art is the figure - an object in motion, as if the figure is caught, just for an instant; a glimpse, a snapshot before the gesture is complete. I'm not in search of exact representation. I'm intent rather on provoking a sense of tension or intensity. These, plus color, bring the emotion to the painting. I like to give the viewer space to interpret what they see on the canvas." (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com.  

 

Gabe  BloodworthSpringfield Hot Glass presents
Mediterranean Style Glass
         Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave.invites you to see demonstrations of Mediterranean Style Glass, featuring the work of Gabriel Bloodworth, freshly returned from his artist-in-residency term in the Mediterranean. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Enjoy fine craft in various media at Springfield Pottery

 Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave.is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that 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 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

I look forward to seeing you at the Aug. 5 Art Walk! For more details on Art Walk's participating venues, please visit www.ffaw.org.
Sincerely,
 
Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk