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The Talk of the Walk                                                                        November 2011
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November Highlights
Family Art Night at the Y
Abundant Life
Boca Mocha
Canvas
CaraDee Photography
The Creamery
DB Design
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery
Evangel University Bellwether Gallery
Farmers Gastropub
Fresh Gallery
Good Girl Art Gallery
Hawthorn Galleries
Inveno Health
Kiss My Gas Scooters!
MSU Brick City Gallery
MSU Student Exhibition Center
Obelisk Home
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz
Park Central Branch Library
Randy Bacon Studio
Revel Advertising
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
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Greetings!
Mark Twain Forest, by Tricia Courtney
Mark Twain Forest, by Tricia Courtney

         Celebrate fall with First Friday Art Walk in November! Join us in 23 participating venues for painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, fabric art, blown glass, stained glass, photography and mixed-media art, plus live music, food, fun and much, much more, 6-10 p.m. this Friday night in the Downtown Arts District!  

        There's so much going on this month. Don't miss 1 Block, Four Artists on Phelps Street, World Renowned Photographer Julie Blackmon at The Creamery Arts Center, a Beer Tasting with O'Fallon Brewery at CaraDee Photography, the Christmas Ornament Party at Springfield Hot Glass, and the incredible Women Artists of the Midwest at Hawthorn Galleries. Also, be sure to check out the renovations at Park Central Square and Canvas Gallery.  

Enjoy Images of Colorado, Clouds & live music
at Abundant Life Covenant Church
Contemporary art by Chris Wood     Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents Images of Colorado by KSMU Sense of Place history series reporter and MSU student Rebekah Clark; plus New iPhoto Xpressions digital abstract paintings by Christopher Wood. Enjoy ongoing exhibits including Clouds, a photography series by Harold Patterson; Annette Wardell's Tribute to Wilson's Creek; 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 
Boca Mocha adds Christie Snelson to November artist lineup
Boca Mocha         Boca Mocha, 320 Park Central West, has added another artist for November: Christie Snelson does oil painting on reused canvases. She purchases existing canvases from The Salvation Army and paints over them. Not only is her art "green," but she is supporting a good cause in buying from The Salvation Army. Boca Mocha is a coffee cafe that offers Haitian coffee and breakfast-lunch-dinner service. Enjoy Mother's beer and lively art by Jane Troupe, James Richardson, John L. Payne, Tyler Thrasher and Christie Snelson. 417-865-3828 www.bocamocha.com 7 a.m.-11 p.m. M-Th; 7 a.m.-1:30 a.m. F; 8-1:30 Sat 
Canvas unveils newly renovated first floor
          Canvas, 315 South Avenue,encourages Art Walkers to stop by and see the gallery's newly renovated first floor, along with local art, make-and-take art for the kids and much more. (417) 869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment 
CaraDee Photography hosts Beer Tasting
with O'Fallon Brewery for Nov. 4 Art Walk
Image by CaraDee Photography
Image by CaraDee Photography
At CaraDee Photography Fine Art Portraits and Gallery
, 305 E. Walnut, the art of brewing is on display with a Beer Tasting by Wil Fischer Cos. and O'Fallon Brewery during the Nov. 4 Art Walk! Enjoy the work of Photographers Cara Stucke and Mark Gilmore, who are setting contemporary trends while capturing the poetry and art that is life. (417) 368-7341 www.caraspictures.com (417) 368-7341 www.caraspictures.com
World Renowned Photographer Julie Blackmon
kicks off SRAC's new Art of Process series
 
Julie Blackmon
The Art of Process featuring Julie Blackmon
         The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway,  presents World Renowned Photographer Julie Blackmon, in the inaugural show of Springfield Regional Arts Council's new series, The Art of Process. An opening reception will be held 6-9 p.m. Nov. 4 during First Friday Art Walk; a preview artist talk will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. This event is sponsored by Dr. Carl Price of The Center for Plastic Surgery and the Missouri Arts Council. The winner of numerous awards for her photography, Blackmon's subjects are typically tied to the theme of family, inspired by the 17th century concept of a "Jan Steen household," that being a chaotic, child-filled household and rambunctious family gatherings. Blackmonıs work has appeared in several museums and public collections including George Eastman House; Nelson Atkins Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; and Portland Art Museum. SRAC's The Art of Process Series examines the creation of art through the artistıs eyes. For more information: (417) 862-ARTS (2787)

DB Design Salon & Gallery welcomes
Acrylics by Stevia Bonebrake in November
DB Design Stevia Bonebrake            DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, continues its show with Acrylics by Stevia Bonebrake in November; plus enjoy pottery by Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone; and jewelry by Tammy Kirks. (417) 864-4343
Historical Stories: Objects brings personal narratives
in art to Drury Pool Art Center Gallery
Leslie Brown, Sky Climb 
Sky Climb, by Leslie Brown
        
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clary St., presents Historical Stories: Objects, a group show curated by Drury art professor Jacqueline Warren, in November. The show will feature Artists Linda Lighton, Meredith Dean, Dennis Olsen, Inez Storer, Leslie Hall Brown, Andrew Romanoff, Donna Rustin and Jan
Butterfly Angel, Inez Storer
Butterfly Angel, by Inez Storer
Hyde. These are all artists who make objects that are rich in narratives. Some are influenced by history or the artist's heritage: secrets discovered in their ancestry. Others use international experience to create their narratives. (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 University Bellwether Gallery
presents A Juried Show of Student Artwork
Evangel Bellwether Gallery
Student work will be on display for the November Art Walk.
        
The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, presents A Juried Show of Student Artwork in November. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. W-Sat 
See Artists at Work at Farmers Gastropub
during the Nov. 4 Art Walk

Farmer's Gastropub Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artists at Work during First Friday Art Walk. Artists demonstrate and sell their art in an echo of the art scene at Montmartre, Paris. 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 presents Featured Artists
Lori Radford and Ann Marie Rausch
in November
Nest Sculpture, by Lori Radford 
Nest Sculpture, by Lori Radford
        Fresh Gallery, located at 400 W. Walnut, presents  Featured Artists Lori Radford and Ann Marie Rausch. Lori is a photographer and mixed-media artist. She will show some of her past work from the Drury masters program, consisting of a transparency installment and a theme of "eggs and the nest," as well as her abstract photographic giclee prints on canvas. Ann Marie describes herself as "a colorist. I love to explore all nature of color but bold and bright express my
Sweet Pea Sunny by Ann Marie Rausch 
Sweet Pea Sunny, by Ann Marie Rausch
passion best." She brings life to vintage furniture with her boldly colored, whimsical designs. "Some vintage furniture has such wonderful details that get lost in layers of paint or dust and grime; I love to bring out those details again with color for everyone to enjoy." Fresh is a collective gallery of fine art and craft featuring the work of more than 20 juried artists. www.fresh.org. (417) 862-9300 Open
11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat
Good Girl Art Gallery proudly presents
New Paintings by Kate Baird in November
 
Art by Kate Baird
Art by Kate Baird
  
Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101presents New Paintings by Kate Baird. "The ability to assess danger is one of the most basic human skills, but the ability to ignore danger is only slightly less significant. When threats are complex and abstract (climate change, political dysfunction) rather than immediate (the tiger about to pounce, the oncoming bus), an appropriate response can be hard to find," Kate says. "This group of paintings reflects my growing awareness that threats which appear to be elsewhere may actually be close at hand and the necessity of finding a way of thinking about that which doesn't lead to paralysis." Kate holds an MFA from the University of Chicago and previously served as a teaching artist at the Guggenheim Museum and the Kentler International Drawing Space. She now works on art education programs at the Moxie Cinema and with Placeworks, a rural arts initiative. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
4th Annual Women Artists of the Midwest
continues at Hawthorn Galleries
       
Purple Cat by Alishia Brundege 
Purple Cat, by Alishia Brundege
  Hawthorn Galleries Inc.,
214 E. Walnut St.,is pleased to continue the 4th Annual Women Artists of the Midwest Exhibition. The exhibition features new artwork by Alishia Brundege, Jeanne Davis, Lisa Esposito, Lyn Phariss, and Louise Thies. In addition, WAM would also like to welcome 2011 inductees Juanita Herrell, Jennifer Linders and
Mill, by Jennifer Linders
Mill, by Jennifer Linders
Tricia Courtney. The November Art Walk at Hawthorn will also feature tastings from Copper Run Distillery. Adults of age are welcome to sample rum, moonshine and vodka, made right here in the Ozarks. Please drink responsibly. Artists' Reception 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 4. Visit www.WAMidwest.com for more information. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat
Inveno Health features Stephanie Cramer,
Dustin Burgert
, part of 1 Block, Four Artists
1 Block Four Artists
1 Block, Four Artists

Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave.and Mercy Research & Development are thrilled to feature two of Springfield's boldest artists this month. Stephanie Cramer sets the gallery walls ablaze as she captures motion in amazing color, while Dustin Burgert inspires our green, resourceful side with reusable materials as his primary medium. Inveno Health also showcases Mercy R&D's latest medical device innovations and technologies. www.mercyrnd.com (417) 831-1270.

Kis My Gas Scooters expands store,
adds second artist for November
Hunt'n Buddies 
Hunt'n Buddies by Rodney Schertz
        Kiss My Gas Scooters!
, 212 S. Campbell, is expanding its business into the space next door and adding a second artist for November! In addition to Pencil Drawings by Rodney Schertz, visitors also will experience Photography by Amber Dougan. Enjoy original art and meet the artists, plus see the latest models of scooters and accessories, including apparel for the well-dressed rider. (417) 863-9600.  
www.kissmygasscooters.com (417) 863-9600.      
MSU Brick City Gallery presents
art of marketing in The Evolution of Ideas

The Evolution of Ideas
The Evolution of Ideas
         MS
U Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill,  presents The Evolution of Ideas: Some Live. Some Die. Some Cry Like Whiny Children. Creatively featuring projects produced by local advertising agencies Marlin, Deep and The Alcamedia Project, this exhibition follows the development of marketing design from concept idea to final product. Show ends Nov. 19. (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php
Open 1-6
p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays
 
MSU Student Exhibition Center hosts
Department of Art + Design BFA Exhibit
Karen Schneider: Where I Walk
debuts at Obelisk Home in November
1 Block Four Artists
Karen Schneider is  part of 1 Block, Four Artists in November
         Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building
, 214 W. Phelps, presents Karen Schneider: Where I Walk in November. "Movement and dynamics are important aspects of a painting to me. A good painting will catch the viewer off balance and set them to imagining-what is happening here?" Karen says. "Paint on paper becomes more than the sum of their parts when breath and story and spirit come together in strong, fluid brush strokes of playful discovery, supported by attention to composition, light and color." Obelisk Home and Karen W. & J. Michael Schneider, M.D., are honored to donate 15 percent from the sale of Karen's work to the St. John's Foundation for Community Health through 2011. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com 
OTC Fine Art Gallery hosts From Within: Ceramic Artist Fadra Hepner, plus Mixed Media Artist and Chef HJ Schumer
3Lamps
Three lamps by Fadra Hepner

        
OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor of the Gillioz, proudly presents opening receptions for Ceramic Artist Fadra Hepner and Mixed Media Artist and Chef HJ Schumer. On the first floor of the Historic Gillioz Theatre, enjoy From Within, a show of functional ceramic lamps by Fadra Hepner. "This series comes from my fascination with the ability of light to transform not only a space, but our perceptions and frame of mind," Fadra says. "When viewed unlit, these simple forms evoke a quiet resonance much like a simple monolith or stalagmite. Their true beauty and power is only revealed when they are lit, smoldering with mystery and warmth. They embody the dual nature of the self, simultaneously simple and complex." On the third floor, enjoy HJ Schumer's original artworks as well as his most recent passion, the culinary arts, along with a performance of the OTC Choir at 6:30, previewing music from their upcoming Christmas concert.  HJ will displaying some of his recipe developments and the visual results of being the food stylist on the photo shoots. In the photographs featured, HJ Schumer created the recipes and has included a brief description outlining the "terrior" movement, or the essence of "getting back to the soil." (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
Experience Art Talk on The Trevi Fountain,
Mixed Media Art
from the Watoto Organization
Park Central Square Branch Library

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square,  invites you to enjoy The Trevi Fountain: Baroque Histories and Concepts by Design, an Art Talk with Stephen Edwards of Drury University at 6 p.m., plus Mixed Media Art showing the music of the Ugandan people from the Watoto Organization 7-9 p.m. during the Nov. 4 Art Walk. Art Talks are educational presentations on a historical figure, movement or current issue in the art world, presented in conjunction with Missouri State University Art History Department and Dr. Billie Follensbee. (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 spotlights Featured Artist Pen Brady
Owl II, by Pen Brady
Owl II, by Pen Brady

        Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., present presents Featured Artist Pen Brady. Enjoy the free opening reception, with live music by Kylie and Devon and refreshments during the Nov. 4 Art Walk. Pen Brady attended Missouri Western State University and has worked as a graphic designer, and a botanical zoological model builder. In the mid 1990s, Pen became interested in the Pacific NorthwestCoast and was inspired to experiment with the

Artist Pen Brady
Artist Pen Brady

imagery of the region's traditional iconic style. Pen works with a combination of acrylic and ink in order to achieve a smooth, flat surface with crisp, clean lines. Her work is a process, each piece offering up a new challenge. Pen's goal is to show that uniqueness in a fresh and interesting way. Free Photography Sittings ($95 value) will be offered to those that book a photo shoot at Art Walk (other fees apply, please call or email for pricing information). (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

Revel Advertising celebrates anniversary with
music by the Kilgore Sisters, Gavyn Sky's Sublime Intervention
1 Block Four Artists
Gavyn Sky's Sublime Intervention is part of 1 Block, Four Artists
        Revel Advertising
, 214 W. Phelps, Ste.102, conveniently located next to Obelisk Home in the Inspired Commerce building, celebrates its anniversary with musical performances by the nationally recognized Kilgore Sisters 7-9 p.m., and the featured show Sublime Intervention by multi-award winning artist Gavyn Sky during the Nov. 4 Art Walk. Gavyn's unique paintings have an interactive and captivating quality that has art lovers across the country taking notice. "Art is so complex and yet so simple. We know when we are touched by something. You can feel it physically. My art is designed to create the same physical reaction in you." - Gavyn Sky (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com 
 Springfield Hot Glass previews yuletide
with its Christmas Ornament Party!
   
See hand-crafted blown glass at Springfield Hot Glass Studio 
Experience the beauty of hand-crafted glass at Springfield Hot Glass Studio.
Springfield Hot Glass Studio
, 314 S. Campbell Ave.

presents its annual Christmas Ornament Party! Nothing complements the glitter and glow of holiday decorating like the one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted ornaments at Springfield Hot Glass. See the latest  Italian-style ornaments and enjoy demonstrations of various high-end, Italianate pieces during the Nov. 4 Art Walk. Be sure to ask about Springfield Hot Glass's schedule of classes, as well! (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat  

Ceramic Artist Dryden Wells to speak at
Springfield Pottery after years in Jingdezhen, China 

Dryden Wells Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., presents Dryden Wells, an exhibition of current work by ceramic artist Dryden Wells. A Missouri native who spent the last several years in Jingdezhen, China, Dryden is a ceramics instructor at Missouri State University. Enjoy an artist's reception during the Nov. 4 Art Walk, and sign up for Dryden's demonstration workshop to be held 9 .m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Dryden will also be lecturing on his years in Jingdezhen, China, as the design studio manager at Ceramics by Dryden Wells The Pottery Workshop and how it has impacted his work and his life. This is sure to be a great workshop! The workshop fee is $40 and space is limited. Participants are encouraged to pre register by calling the studio (417) 864-4677 [email protected] www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

I look forward to seeing you at the Nov. 4 Art Walk! For more details on Art Walk's participating venues, please visit www.ffaw.org.
Sincerely,
 
Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk