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Family Art Night at the Y
Abundant Life
Canvas
CaraDee Photography
The Creamery
DB Design Salon & Art Gallery
Evangel Bellwether Gallery
Farmers Gastropub
Fresh Gallery
Good Girl Art Gallery
The History Museum
Hollywood Theaters
Kiss My Gas Scooters!
MSU Center of International Programs
Nomad
Obelisk Home
Park Central Branch Library
Randy Bacon Photography
Revel Advertising
RSVPaint
Springfield Hot Glass
Springfield Pottery
TAG Media
University Plaza
The Vision Clinic
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

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Wil Fischer Cos.
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The Vision Clinic
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The Vision Clinic
Nomad
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Nomad
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown
Visit itsalldowntown.com
The Hamels Foundation
Hamels
Visit the The Hamels Foundation
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council

First Friday Art Walk 2012 Gallery Links
The Vision Clinic
vision clinic
The Vision Clinic
Wil Fischer Cos.
Visit Wil Fischer Co.
Nomad
nomad
Nomad
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown
Visit itsalldowntown.com
The Hamels Foundation
Hamels
Visit the The Hamels Foundation
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council

First Friday Art Walk 2012 Gallery Links
The Vision Clinic
vision clinic
The Vision Clinic
Wil Fischer Cos.
Visit Wil Fischer Co.
Nomad
nomad
Nomad
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown
Visit itsalldowntown.com
The Hamels Foundation
Hamels
Visit the The Hamels Foundation
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council

First Friday Art Walk 2012 Gallery Links
The Vision Clinic
vision clinic
The Vision Clinic
Wil Fischer Cos.
Visit Wil Fischer Co.
Nomad
nomad
Nomad
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown
Visit itsalldowntown.com
The Hamels Foundation
Hamels
Visit the The Hamels Foundation
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council

First Friday Art Walk 2012 Gallery Links
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
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 Greetings!
  

Art Walk Live         Beat the heat in 24 art-filled, fun-filled, refreshingly air-conditioned venues in Downtown Springfield during the July 6 First Friday Art Walk!

        Art Walk welcomes new members The History Museum on the Square and TAG Media in July. The History Museum invites you to experience Love on the Square, featuring the work of pioneering female photojournalist Betty Love. Also, enjoy Art Walk Live, a collaboration of new members TAG Media and University Plaza. Park at University Plaza, enjoy its featured artists, live music, a Springfield Brewing Company Beer Tasting and more, then catch the UP shuttle to TAG Media for more music, art and TAG's monthly magazine rollout party. Enjoy the Art Walk downtown, then catch the shuttle back to UP by 9 p.m. to pick up your vehicle.     

        There's a vast array of impressive art this month! Highlights include Intellectual Abstractions, an exciting new show at The Creamery Arts Center curated by Artist John Payne, and Kat Allie's escaping Neverland at Obelisk Home. Check out Karolyn Farrell at the newly remodeled (and fabulous!) DB Design Salon & Studio, and enjoy the incredibly detailed work of Fiber Artist Rosemary Claus-Gray at Randy Bacon Studio & Gallery. But that's just the beginning. See all the details below and at www.ffaw.org.    

Abundant Life welcomes Artist Patti Teel
with paintings of her latest trip to Ethiopia
Abundant      This month at Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, Patti Teel will be displaying paintings from her latest trip to Ethiopia. Patti will also be selling original painted tiles, so that she can return to Ethiopia on a medical mission team this fall. 
Also check out Photography by Chris Wood, Harold Patterson and Dr. Annette Wardell. Plus, 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 Cabaret connects art and music

canvas        Canvas, 315 South Avenue, presents Canvas Cabaret, connecting art and music. Derrick Devonne King will sing song selections inspired by artworks created by Keenan Scott in two shows, at 7:30 and 9 p.m., respectively, upstairs at Canvas. Canvas is designed to connect people relationally through the creative arts adn to see the city transformed through Visual Art, Dance, Music and Writing. (417) 869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment. 

  
Everyday lives, special events become
art at CaraDee Photography
CaraDee
Image by CaraDee Photography
        CaraDee Photography Fine Art Portraits and Gallery, 305 E. Walnut,
creates amazing works of art on an everyday basis. 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 
Intellectual Abstractions, a new show curated by John Payne,
opens at The Creamery Arts Center in July
payne         The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents Intellectual Abstractions, a new art show curated by John Payne, on display at the Creamery Arts Center July 6-31. Paintings by local artists Barbara Jurecka, Kate Baird, Carl Glasemeyer, Kara Davis, Sarah Hulburt, Brian Mooney and John Payne will be on display, along with 3-D pieces by Morgan Gallatin. The Springfield Regional Arts Council invites the public to an opening reception, 6-9 p.m. during the July 6 First Friday Art Walk. Please come out and join us in supporting Springfield Arts! (417) 862-ARTS (2787) www.SpringfieldArts.org  Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; 6-9 p.m. First Fridays; closed major holidays

 

The Art of Karolyn Farrell comes to DB Design in June

DB Design Salon & Gallery  DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 Campbell, presents the Art of Karolyn Farrell, plus an ongoing show of digital paintings by Robert & Deanna Henion. DB Design also offers a unique collection of original pottery by Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone; and jewelry by Tammy Kirks. (417) 864-4343   

Evangel Bellwether Gallery hosts
Artwork by Noah's Art in July

 Noah's Art   

     The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, is proud to present Artwork from Noah's Art for the July 6 Art Walk.  (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat   

Meet Artist Bill Baunach Sketching Live
at Farmers Gastropub July 6

Farmer's Gastropub Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artist Bill Baunach Sketching Live during the July 6 Art Walk. Eat, drink and visit with the artist while enjoying farm-to-table fare. Named "Best British Restaurant in the World" by The Telegraph. (417) 864-6994 www.farmersgastropub.com  Food service 11 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday   

Enjoy oils, pastels and glorious glass creations by
Featured Artists Meike Aton and Fonda Golding

Fresh Logo          Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artists Meike Aton and Fonda Golding in July. Meike Aton, a painter who divides her time between Missouri and Florida, paints vibrant landscapes, nature scenes and abstracts predominantly in acrylics and oils. "It is my intention to create enjoyable art that captures the viewer on an emotional level," Meike says. "When I paint, I lose track of time and space, finding myself in a different dimension. I interpret my subjects of nature, landscapes, flowers and seascapes through a bright and intense color palette, hoping to appeal to the
Coral Reef Plate by Fonda Golding
Fused glass art by Fonda Golding
senses and provide a positive viewing experience. "Fonda Golding, an artist working in glass, shows her creativity and expertise in everything from jewelry to bowls to vases. "I have always been drawn to the beautiful colors of glass," Fonda says. "With fused glass, there are endless possibilities with this medium, and it allows me to experiment and manipulate glass by color, texture and shape, depending on how each piece will be used. I cut, layer, fuse and polish the glass to take advantage of its light-bending qualities." Meet Meike and Fonda during the July 6 Art Walk. www.freshgallery.org  (417) 862-9300 Open
11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat  
Good Girl Art welcomes A Few Favorite Photos ...
The Photography of Bob Linder

Falls by Bob Linder
Falls by Bob Linder
     Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents A Few Favorite Photos ... The Photography of Bob Linder. "I connected with photography early in my teen years after discovering my father's darkroom stored in the attic. From the start, I was intrigued by the idea of seeing something and sharing what I saw. As a photojournalist for more than 30 years, that concept has remained a principle of my work. I have been fortunate to work in the city and area in which I grew up. For most of my photographic career the Springfield News-Leader gave me a platform to exhibit and a voice to share and reflect the community. My body of work includes a very large number of images of about any topic, but rather than trying to pick out the most important this or that I chose a few that I like to look at. I hope you do, too." - Bob Linder(417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
The History Museum on the Square joins Art Walk
with Love on the Square: Photos by Betty Love
     The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County, 155 History MuseumPark Central Square, presents Love on the Square, A mini-exhibit of amazing photo images from the Betty Love Collection. Love was a renowned photojournalist for nearly 35 years at the Springfield Daily Press and Leader-Press. She was one of the first women to work as a newspaper photographer and was a charter member of the National Press Photographers Association, winning many awards for her work. In 2005, Betty Love was inducted into the Missouri Press Association Photojournalist Hall of Fame. Also, enjoy exhibit archival photo images of The Square through the years. (417) 864-1976 http://springfieldhistorymuseum.org/    

    

Enjoy Local Student Artwork at Hollywood Theaters
College Station 14, plus don't miss FREE Family Movie Mondays
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 showcases Local Student Artwork, and on Monday June 4, Hollywood launches Family Movie Mondays, featuring a FREE family movie at 10 a.m. each Monday. 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!
Kiss My Gas Scooters invites you to enjoy
Photography by Amber Dougan
, Abstract Paintings by John Payne
KissMyGas        Kiss My Gas Scooters!, 212 S. Campbell, presents Photography by Amber Dougan and Abstract Paintings by John Payne in June. Also, view the latest models of fuel-efficient scooters, plus plenty of accessories and apparel for the well-dressed rider. (417) 863-9600.  www.kissmygasscooters.com 
Great photography at Abundant Life MSU Center of International Programs
presents Images of Missouri State University
       MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, in the Jim D. Morris Center, is pleased to feature Images of Missouri State University, a photography exhibit by MSU Photo Services and friends. (417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu

Visit Nomad for works by John Hoffman, Tracy Lea Marshall, Isaac Karner, John Worcester and Matthew Clark
 nomad      Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, presents live music and live art with works by John Hoffman, Tracy Lea Marshall, Isaac Karner, John Worcester and Matthew Clark. Also, experience Nomad's five micro-brand clothing lines, plus original purses, wallets, travel bags, jewelry and one-off furniture. 417-559-9695
Obelisk Home presents escaping Neverland by Kat Allie
  Pure Creativity by Kat Allie         Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents escaping Neverland by Kat Allie. "While creating these new pieces of work, my mind and soul have been consumed with beholding the splendid emergence of youth as I watch my 6-year-old daughter transform from my baby to a young, independent girl. Seemingly, I feel passively frozen in time as she speeds into the future with delightful curiosity. Simultaneously, I am struggling with the human experience of aging and feeling helpless against the relative physicality of time, as I watch my 93-year-old Grandmother gracefully approaching the next spiritual level of becoming. These artworks reflect my reactions to these most human experiences. Neutral whites, whispers of gold, silver, gray and greens seem to be crucial colors of expression. Three-dimensional forms frozen in beeswax and resin echo my memories. Escaping to Neverland is an endless journey in which we all symbiotically travel. Occasionally, we are able to catch wonderful glimpses of this enchanting existence." - Kat Allie, 2012 (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com  
Acrylic Painter Meganne Rosen O'Neal explores
form and texture at Park Central Branch Library
Park Central Branch Library

        Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, is proud to present Acrylic Painter Meganne Rosen O'Neal. Meganne explores form, material and the aesthetic value of color and texture to create her paintings, which are on display at Park Central Branch Library during the July 6 Art Walk. (417) 831-1342 www.facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary  Open 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat

 

 

Experience Expressions in Fiber by Rosemary Claus-Gray,
plus live music with Black Bonnet Ballyhoo at Randy Bacon
Monarch Art Factory         Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., presents Fiber Artist Rosemary Claus-Gray in July. Enjoy the opening reception 6-10 pm during the July 6 Art Walk with free refreshments and music by Black Bonnet Ballyhoo. Rosemary Claus-Gray's show, Expressions in Fiber, is "an exhibit of faith, joy of life, and a search for inner peace that brings balance to the turmoil and angst in life," says Rosemary, whose work is characterized by her remarkable attention to detail. Just as a painter creates depth through layering, Rosemary adds translucent layers of silk to merge color, resulting in subtle value shifts. These fascinating changes in color are emphasized by the delicate stitching that flows throughout her work, coaxing shapes and design to emerge. Rosemary has devoted herself to the use of fabric and desires for her work to function as a mode of expression and communication. Rosemary's work is technically breathtaking, and truly is an exhibit of faith and joy of life. (417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat
Enjoy the Work of Award-Winning
Artist Gavyn Sky at Revel Advertising
        Revel Advertising, 214 W. Phelps, Ste.102, conveniently Gavyn Sky located next to Obelisk Home in the Inspired Commerce building, is proud to display original works by Award-Winning Artist Gavyn Sky. 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 
RSVPaint features Live Painting by Artist Andrea Ehrhardt in July
Summer by Andrea Ehrhardt 
Summer by Andrea Ehrhardt
       
RSVPaint
, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1 (next to Springfield Pottery) invites you to see Live Painting by Artist Andrea Ehrhardt during the July 6 Art Walk. A native Missourian, Andrea studies at Missouri State University, pursuing a double major in Fine Arts Painting and Art Education. Andrea currently teaches painting lessons at RSVPaint, and she intends to teach a series of seasonal landscapes starting with Summer. RSVPaint offers painting classes for adults on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Bring a bottle of wine or your favorite beverage and enjoy an evening creating your own masterpiece with the help of a local artist! Come paint with us! (417) 569-4492 www.RSVPaint.com  
Hot Glass  Springfield Hot Glass Studio offers live
demonstrations during the July 6 Art Walk
          Springfield Hot Glass Studio,314 S. Campbell Ave., is a working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, Springfield Hot Glass offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays! (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com  Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
 Springfield Pottery brings best of clay, craft
to Art Walk with works by more than 45 artists 
Springfield Pottery          Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., 

is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that features examples of fine craft by over 45 local, regional and national artists (417) 864-4677. www.springfieldpottery.com  Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat 

TAG Media debuts on the Art Walk in July
with Artist Heather Kane, Art Walk Live  
tag Media          TAG Media, 334 E. Walnut, makes its Art Walk debut with Artist Heather Kane and Art Walk Live with University Plaza. Kane, 28, has been designing and illustrating since 2004, and she only becomes more passionate about what she does as time goes on. Her background is in fashion, fine art and graphic design, and she uses all three of those loves to create one-of-a-kind designs for clients all over the United States. She has been designing TAG Magazine since December of 2011 and is always experimenting with new ways to reach readers visually. Her work is part-eerie and part-magical, and her unusual illustration techniques create designs that have a style all their own. Art Walkers can catch the UP shuttle at TAG Media. (417) 501-8605 http://tagsgf.com 
Art Walk Live at University Plaza combines art,
food, live music & a shuttle to TAG Media downtown
    
        
Elizabeth Chapman
Art by Elizabeth Chapman.

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, in partnership with new member TAG Media, presents Art Walk Live. Kick off your Art Walk at University Plaza with Featured Artists Nancy Bryant, Elizabeth Chapman, Stephanie Cramer and John Payne, plus live local music starting with Dallas Jones (www.myspace.com/dallasjonesmusic), live art, live food demonstrations, a Beer Tasting with Springfield Brewing Co. and infused cocktails in Springfield's classiest atrium. When you're ready to keep your walk moving, simply jump on the UP shuttle to get whisked away to TAG Media HQ for live music, art and the monthly magazine release party. You'll be right at the heart of the action to continue your night; then catch the shuttle back to UP to pick up your car. (417) 864-7333 www.upspringfield.com  

 The Vision Clinic presents
Featured Artist Laura Weis in July
vision clinic         

     The Vision Clinic, 213 W Olive St., Ste. 101,

presents Featured Artist Laura Weis for the July 6 Art Walk. Originally from Lawrence, Kan., Laura went to Missouri State and graduated with a BFA in Photography in 2009. Her  

Photography by Laura Weis 
Photography by Laura Weis
work was chosen for an Emmet Gowin juried show in 2007 and featured in a Missouri State University Promotional in PRINT Magazine in 2010. Laura's her work has been exhibited around Springfield at various establishments including the MSU Art and Design Gallery, one80one, The Moxie, Lemondrop and others. In addition to photography, Laura works with Prismacolor Markers to produce illustrations and mixed media works. Good vision meets artistic vision at The Vision Clinic. (417) 862-3937 www.myvisionclinic.com
I look forward to seeing you at the July 6 Art Walk! For more details on Art Walk's participating venues, please visit www.ffaw.org.
Sincerely,
 
Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk