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February 2012  
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February Highlights
Family Art Night at the Y
Boca Mocha
CaraDee Photography
The Creamery
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery
Evangel University Bellwether Gallery
Fresh Gallery
Good Girl Art Gallery
Hawthorn Galleries
Hollywood Theaters College Station 14
Kiss My Gas Scooters!
Mercy R&D
MSU Brick City Gallery
MSU Student Exhbition Center
Obelisk Home
Park Central Branch Library
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
Y Arts Academy Begins June 22
First Friday Art Walk 2012 Gallery Links
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It's All Downtown
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SRAC
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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
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!
Caged by Dianne Baum 
Art by Dianne Baum,
Hearts for the Arts
        First Friday Art Walk is alive with art, music and romance in February. Join us from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, to feel the love - and love the art! - in 22 participating venues.
        Don't miss our February Beer Tasting with the beers of Deschutes Brewery at Good Girl Art Gallery, plus Good Girl's fabulous three-artist show, Voyeur.
        The University galleries return from winter break with some fantastic shows, Hollywood Theaters brings another outstanding selection of art by Springfield area schoolchildren, and don't miss the Hearts for the Arts Exhibition and Silent Auction at The Creamery! 
Warm your heart at Abundant Life
during the Feb. 3 Art Walk
Contemporary art by Chris Wood 
Art by Chris Wood
   
At AbundantLifeCovenantChurch, 157 Park Central Square, come in from the cold and warm your hearts! Featuring: Consider the Flowers, floral images by Chris Wood; Rome: City of Romance, images by Annette Wardell; Come Fly with Me, hot air balloon images by Harold Patterson along with George W. Kiefer's historic murals. Plus, 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 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
The Creamery welcomes the 4th Annual
Hearts for the Arts exhibition and silent auction

The Heart Tree by Jane Troup The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents The 4th Annual Hearts for the Arts fundraising exhibition and silent auction to benefit Springfield Regional Arts Councilšs arts education programming. Artists from the area were invited to create heart-themed works of art which were donated to the exhibition at The Creamery. View the art and place your bids now at www.springfieldarts.org. The final bidding takes place during First Friday Art Walk! For more information, please contact SRAC. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

DB Design Salon & Gallery presents
Featured Favorites, an eclectic show of fine art

DB Design Salon & Gallery  DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, invites you to enjoy Featured Favorites, a show of works by DB's various fine artists, plus explore DB's ongoing display of pottery by Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone; and jewelry by Tammy Kirks. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery presents Springfield Mid-Century Modern: The Architecture of Richard P. Stahl

Pool Art Center Gallery  Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Springfield Mid-Century Modern: The Architecture of Richard P. Stahl in February. Beginning in the mid-1940s, architect Richard P. Stahl (1914-2003) built a practice that helped change the face of Springfield architecture. Stahl was not formally trained as an Richard P. Stahlarchitect, but apprenticed instead with local builder and furniture manufacturer C. A. Bissman. Stahl and Bissman formed an architectural partnership in 1945, and Stahl left to found his own firm four years later. Over the next several decades Stahl's office produced designs for a wide range of individual, business and institutional clients throughout the Ozarks. In 1996 he became the only architect from the region to be inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. This exhibition, organized by the Springfield Foundation for Architecture, will highlight Stahl's mid-century work, focusing on original drawings of his buildings as well as photographs and other documents from the period. The exhibition will place Stahl's groundbreaking designs in the context of the mid-century modernization of Springfield and its region. (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

Farmers Gastropub presents Artists at Work

Farmer's Gastropub Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artists at Work during the Feb. 3 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 Helen Kunze and Christina Steele
Christi Steele Kite Flyer Art 
Christi Steele, Kite Flyer Art
        Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artists Helen Kunze and Christina Steele. Award-winning artist Helen Kunze is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration and Design. She spent four years with Hallmark Cards in Kansas City designing gift wrap and party products. She then freelanced as a colored pencil illustrator for 11 years, until she and her husband Randy adopted their children. Helen began oil painting in 2009 and she is enjoying the looseness and boldness of the medium.  Christina Steele, a native of Craig, Colo., was creatively inclined from the beginning. After several difficult life experiences and numerous religious ventures, Christina had a dramatic conversion experience in 2001 in which she became a Christian. After high school, she traveled to Springfield to attend Evangel University where she obtained a BFA. Working in graphite, ink, oil and acrylic paint, Christina cites her greatest artistic influences as Caravaggio, Thiebaud, Maxfield Parish, the Bauhaus artists, and her peers and professors from college, as well as a smattering of current artists. www.freshgallery.org. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat
Good Girl Art Gallery presents 3-artist show, Voyeur,
plus Beer Tasting with Deschutes Brewery
  
Tomato by Weber Warren
Art by Weber Warren
     Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Voyeur, a trio of shows that take a peek at what's in the window (or behind closed doors)! Tina Davis Noble will be showing a photographic exhibition of voyeurism, lust, love and betrayal titled Why Knot? Weber Warren will show a series of photographs titled Outside Looking In, and Jane Almirall will present a show of drawings. In regard to Outside Looking In, an intimate look at an urban window, Warren says, "No, these are not staged, and no, I don't know the owner of the window. These are totally
Why Knot? by Tina Davis Noble
Why Knot? by Tina Davis Noble
random, taken on whatever day and at whatever time they were seen. My aim in doing this series was to pay homage to the brilliant banality of Warhol's 'Soup Can' series with the brick being the can and the garments serving as the label. Bon appetit." Of her work, Almirall says, "I'm fascinated by duality and perspective, particularly things that
Art by Jane Almirall
Art by Jane Almirall
are considered both beautiful and repulsive depending entirely on the context of their existence." She adds, "These pieces are taken from my drawing series, Acts of Devotion and Selfishness, in which I distort beauty and explore the nature of adoration, compulsion and obsession. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
Enjoy the ever-changing art collection at Hawthorn Galleries
  
Purple Trees by Tricia Courtney
Purple Trees by Tricia Courtney
     Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St.,offers an ever-changing collection of fine art from both local and nationally renowned artists. Choose from paintings, sculpture, glass work, bronzes and a wide selection of unique jewelry creations. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat
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
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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
Mercy R&D presents
New Creations on Canvas
in February
Art by Stephanie Cramer
Art by Stephanie Cramer

        Mercy R&D, 429 N. Boonville Ave., invites you to join resident artists Stephanie Cramer, Dustin Burgert and others for New Creations on Canvas. Innovative medical device design and commercialization is our purpose at Mercy Research & Development. www.mercyrnd.com (417)831-1270.

 

 

Brick City Gallery welcomes shows
In China
, and Slapstick (ha!)
Brick City

 MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents a pair of artists in the East and West galleries, both working in ceramic sculpture/ installation. Enjoy  Joyce Jablonski's In China and Gary Greenberg's Slapstick: (ha!)
(417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.
edu/gallery.php
Open 1-6p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays   

MSU Student Exhibition Center presents
The Art and Design Department's Foundations Exhibition
SEC Gallery

        MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., is proud to host the Art and Design Department's Foundations Exhibition. The exhibit starts on Jan. 24 and continues through Feb.11. Enjoy the artists' reception during First Friday Art Walk on Feb. 3. The Foundations Exhibit features projects assigned in beginning level courses to demonstrate students' understanding of various artistic concepts. The courses featured are Art 100 - Two-Dimensional Design; Art 101 - Three-Dimensional Design; Art 115 - Drawing I and Art 215 - Drawing II. Completion of these classes is required to gain acceptance in the Degree Programs of the department.(417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays  

Obelisk Home presents Sensory Memories
by collage artist Carla Stine
 Sensory Memories by Carla Stine        Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Sensory Memories by Carla Stine. "This body of work is the result of challenging myself to work outside my comfort zone of visual narratives, while staying true to my process and technique. It is an exploration in color, texture and shape, relative to particular boundaries of size and materials. My hope for the viewer is that these collages will elicit variety of visceral responses that serve to evoke memories of brief sensory experiences throughout one's past." (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com  

 

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz presents
OTC Fine Art Faculty Showcase Spring 2012
Art by Cathy Clemens
Art by Cathy Clemens

        OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents OTC Fine Art Faculty Showcase Spring Exhibition 2012. Kick off the spring 2012 semester with featured fine art visual instructors Cathy Clemens, Tom McCune, Cynthia Moore, Jim Delgadillo and Kat Allie. A variety of musical performances including piano, bassoon and guitar will be showcased the night of Art Walk by art music faculty Jennifer McAtee, Lia Southern, Rick Haegg, Andrew Bishko and Kyle Aho. Please join us as we celebrate the talented and dedicated faculty of OTC Fine Art Department! (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  

Park Central Library welcomes the
2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Park Central Branch Library

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration by MSU's Department of Art and Design, plus at 6 p.m. enjoy an Art Talk on The New Jerusalem: Catholic Expressions of Supremacy at St. Peter's from the Renaissance to the Baroque, with Andrew Wanko of Drury University. 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    

Enjoy the Work of Award-Winning
Artist Gavyn Sky at Revel Advertising
Revel Advertising         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 Gavyn Skywith 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 presents its
9th Annual Hearts, Flowers and Perfume event  
Hot Glass          Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., presents its 9th Annual Hearts, Flowers and Perfume event for First Friday in February. Terry, Kathy and Dani will be making cast-glass heart paperweights, solid glass flowers and blown-glass perfume bottles in honor of St. Valentine's Day. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
 Visit Springfield Pottery for New Work by
Chang Yao Chang
, visiting Taiwanese artist 
         Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., presents New Work by Chang Yao Chang, an exhibition of current work by visiting Taiwanese artist, Chang Yao Chang. This display continues through Feb. 27 at Springfield Pottery. Chang Yao Chang is a visiting artist at Missouri State University from Tainan National College of the Arts in Taiwan. Currently, he is in the MFA program at the school's Graduate Institute of Applied Arts, Ceramics, under the direction of Ching-Yuan Chang. An opening reception for the artist will be held during First Friday Art Walk. (417) 864-4677 info@springfieldpottery.com. www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
I look forward to seeing you at the Feb. 3 Art Walk! For more details on Art Walk's participating venues, please visit www.ffaw.org.
Sincerely,
 
Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk