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January 2012  
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January Highlights
Family Art Night at the Y
Abundant Life
Boca Mocha
CaraDee Photography
Farmers Gastropub
Fresh Gallery
Good Girl Art Gallery
Hollywood Theaters College Station 14
Kiss My Gas Scooters!
Mercy R&D
Obelisk Home
Park Central Branch Library
Revel Advertising
Springfield Hot Glass
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
Y Arts Academy Begins June 22
First Friday Art Walk 2012 Gallery Links
Wil Fischer Cos.
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It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown
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Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council
First Friday Art Walk 2012 Gallery Links
Wil Fischer Cos.
Visit Wil Fischer Co.
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown
Visit itsalldowntown.com
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council
First Friday Art Walk 2012 Gallery Links
Wil Fischer Cos.
Visit Wil Fischer Co.
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown
Visit itsalldowntown.com
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council
First Friday Art Walk 2012 Gallery Links
Wil Fischer Cos.
Visit Wil Fischer Co.
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown
Visit itsalldowntown.com
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council
First Friday Art Walk 2012 Gallery Links
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 Greetings!
Obelisk Home
Art by James Eric Richardson at Obelisk Home
        Unseasonably warm weather makes Springfield's Downtown Arts District the place to be this Friday! Come downtown early to enjoy the sunshine and the shopping; stay on after dark for a delightful evening of fine art, live performance, cinema, socializing and delectable dining!

        Don't miss the Art Walk debut of Hollywood Theaters College Station 14 with Local Student Artwork, plus enjoy eWinter Brochure 2012ngaging art, live art
Daria Claiborne
Ceramics by Fresh Gallery Guest Artist Daria Claiborne
demonstrations,
music and more in 13 participating venues, 6-10 Jan. 6! Also, be sure to pick up the new Gallery Guide Brochure, available at all official Art Walk venues this Friday, or click on the image at left to view it now!
Abundant Life celebrates new year with Original Art
Contemporary art by Chris Wood
Art by Chris Wood
    At
Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, invites you to  enjoy Original Art by Chris Wood, Rebekah Clark, Annette Wardell and Harold Patterson, along with George W. Kiefer's historic murals.  Plus, enjoy 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 features lively art, Haitian coffee
Boca Mocha 
Boca Mocha
       
Boca Mocha, 320 Park Central West, is a coffee cafe that offers Haitian coffee and plus lunch and dinner service. Enjoy Mother's beer and lively art by Christie Snelson, Jane Troup and John L. Payne.  17-865-3828 www.bocamocha.com 7 a.m.-11 p.m. M-Th; 7 a.m.-1:30 a.m. F; 8-1:30 Sat 
CaraDee Photography captures life's
fleeting moments as enduring art
Image by CaraDee Photography
         At CaraDee Photography Fine Art Portraits and Gallery
, 305 E. Walnut,  Photographers Cara Stucke and Mark Gilmore are setting contemporary trends in individual, couples and family photography. (417) 368-7341 www.caraspictures.com (417) 368-7341 www.caraspictures.com
Enjoy the Art of Brewing at Farmers Gastropub
Jan. 6 with O'Fallon Brewery Beer Tasting

Farmer's Gastropub Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artists at Work during First Friday Art Walk, plus enjoy a Beer Tasting of the craft brews of O'Fallon Brewery during the Jan. 6 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's Guest Artist Daria Claiborne
wows with show of ceramics inspired by nature
Daria Claiborne
Ceramic Art by Daria Claiborne
        Fresh Gallery, located at 400 W. Walnut, presents Guest Artist Daria Claiborne. A graduate of Kansas State University and a Best of Missouri Hands juried artist, Daria has participated in various Missouri art shows and art organizations since 2003. She is very active in the Joplin art community. "As a potter and an avid gardener, I have always been drawn to creating, nurturing and growing. Development in my pottery is inspired by nature. I Daria Claiborne2 strive to create work that concentrates on lines taken from the world around me ... lines with a natural flow and rhythm inviting touch by the viewer. The soft curve of a flower petal with its natural imperfections, rugged rock formations, the smooth curvatures of a sea shell...there is beauty in all nature that I try to emulate. Ceramics should look and feel wonderful ... like an extension of the owner's own hand. I make pottery because its challenges are limitless." www.fresh.org. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat
Good Girl Art Gallery debuts Wanted: Smiles and
The Pain Killer Series
during the Jan. 6 Art Walk
  
Wanted: Smiles
Image from Wanted: Smiles
     Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101presents Wanted: Smiles, a show of drawings, ink and watercolor by Oklahoma artist John Trammell, and The Pain Killer Series, featuring acrylic paintings by Eric Vaughn.  "Art for me is therapeutic; perhaps meditative. I think more than anything it is my mental vacation destination away from that little monster, depression. It's my sunshine on a cloudy day, if
Art by Eric Vaughn
The Pain Killer Series, by Eric Vaughn
you will," John says. "There are no rules. No planning. No wrongs. No rights. It's dedicated to smiles. Nothing deeper than that. It's simply a smile when I need one, and I can only hope it's contagious." (417) 865-7055 Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat www.goodgirlartgallery.com
Enjoy Local Student Artwork at
Hollywood Theaters College Station 14
Hollywood Theaters        Hollywood Theaters College Station 14, 415 W. College Street, is a family-friendly theater that is proud to show the artistry of cinema 365 days a year. For First Friday Art Walk, Hollywood will be showcasing Local Student Artwork. Bring the family and come see the creativity of Springfield's youth! Visit us online at www.gohollywood.com
Hollywood
Click on this image to sign up for Hollywood Theaters' Hollywood Insider email and get a free medium popcorn!
Photography by Amber Dougan
Photography by Amber Dougan
Enjoy Photography by Amber Dougan, Abstract Paintings by John Payne at Kiss My Gas Scooters
        Kiss My Gas Scooters!, 212 S. Campbell, presents Photography by Amber Dougan and Abstract Paintings by John Payne in January. Also, view the latest models of scooters, accessories and apparel for the well-dressed rider at Kiss My Gas, which recently expanded into the former Vintage Vice space next door. (417) 863-9600.  www.kissmygasscooters.com
John Payne
Painting by John Payne
Dustin Burgert and Stephanie Cramer bring
splash of color to newly rechristened Mercy R&D
Stephanie Cramer and Dustin Burgert at Inveno Health
Stephanie Cramer and Dustin Burgert at Inveno Health

At Mercy R&D, 429 N. Boonville Ave., (formerly Inveno Health) the New Year promises fresh work from Artists Dustin Burgert and Stephanie Cramer. Kick off 2012 with a splash of color from these local favorites. Mercy Research & Development features co-worker inspired medical innovations at our commercial location.  www.mercyrnd.com (417) 831-1270.

Cathedrals and Concepts by James Eric Richardson
turns eyes heavenward at Obelisk Home
James Eric Richardson

        Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Cathedrals and Concepts by James Eric Richardson. "A great majority of my artwork stems from the places I've been. When I think back on these experiences, the things that stay with me the most are the grandeur, light and space, which influence a feeling of true perspective. This feeling makes us small and pushes us to build things in adoration, whether it is to adorn God or man himself."-James Eric Richardson (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com  

See Photographer and Illustrator Travis Marler,
plus DJ Dana Dominguez at Park Central Branch Library
Park Central Branch Library

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Squareis proud to ring in the New Year with an exhibit of work by local Photographer and Illustrator Travis Marler. His work ranges from fine-art landscape photography to portraiture and beyond. Our music for the evening is provided by DJ Dana Dominguez. (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  

Revel Advertising ushers in a New Year with
Award-Winning Artist Gavyn Sky
Gavyn Sky         Revel Advertising, 214 W. Phelps, Ste.102, conveniently located next to Obelisk Home in the Inspired Commerce building, invites you to welcome the new year with Award-Winning Artist Gavyn Sky during the Jan. 6 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 demonstrates
Italian Glassblowing Techniques in January 
Springfield Hot Glass          Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave.will be demonstrating a variety of Italian Glassblowing Techniques on First Friday in January, including the making of a "Civetta" style vase. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat  
I look forward to seeing you at the Jan. 6 Art Walk! For more details on Art Walk's participating venues, please visit www.ffaw.org.
Sincerely,
 
Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk