First Friday Art Walk 
The Talk of the Walk | December 2012
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December Events
Family Art Night at the Y
Abundant Life
Canvas
The Creamery
DB Design Salon & Art Gallery
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery
Evangel Bellwether Gallery
Farmers Gastropub
Fresh Gallery
Good Girl Art Gallery
Hawthorn Galleries
The History Museum on the Square
Hollywood Theaters
Kiss My Gas Scooters!
MSU Brick City
MSU Center of International Programs
MSU Student Exhibition Center
Nomad
Obelisk Home
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz
Park Central Branch Library
Randy Bacon Photography
Revel Advertising
RSVPaint
Springfield Brewing Company
Springfield Hot Glass
Springfield Pottery
TAG Media
University Plaza
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
The Gillioz Theatre
Gillioz logo
Visit The Gillioz
Wil Fischer Cos.
Visit Wil Fischer Co.
Nomad
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Nomad
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
The Gillioz Theatre
Gillioz logo
Visit The Gillioz
Wil Fischer Cos.
Visit Wil Fischer Co.
Nomad
nomad
Nomad
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
The Gillioz Theatre
Gillioz logo
Visit The Gillioz
Wil Fischer Cos.
Visit Wil Fischer Co.
Nomad
nomad
Nomad
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
The Gillioz Theatre
Gillioz logo
Visit The Gillioz
Wil Fischer Cos.
Visit Wil Fischer Co.
Nomad
nomad
Nomad
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
The Gillioz Theatre
Gillioz logo
Visit The Gillioz
Wil Fischer Cos.
Visit Wil Fischer Co.
Nomad
nomad
Nomad
It's All Downtown
It's All Downtown
Visit itsalldowntown.com
Springfield Regional Arts Council
SRAC
Visit the Arts Council
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Greetings!

Fade to Black by John Payne
Fade to Black by John Payne at Kiss My Gas Scooters
        The holiday season is in full swing, and First Friday Art Walk is the place to be for the lights, music, art, dining, shopping and all-out fun that brighten the year-end festivities.
        Join us 6-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 in 28 participating art venues for Christmas parties and carols, live theater, live music, live art demonstrations and more.
        Meanwhile, everyone at First Friday Art Walk wishes you the best of holidays, whether you celebrate Hannukah or Christmas, Kwanzaa ... or even "Festivus." May your days be merry, your nights filled with fun and friends, and your New Year blessed with good health and good fortune!
       
Winter Photography, Ornaments in the Sky: Hot Air
Balloon Images on display at Abundant Life
Abundant      Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square presents Winter Photography by Chris Wood and Dr. Annette Wardell and Ornaments in the Sky: Hot Air Balloon Images by Harold Patterson. 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.
Canvas presents A Show to be Announced in December

canvas         Canvas, 315 South Avenue, presents A Show to be Announced in December. Canvas is designed to connect people relationally through the creative arts and to see the city transformed through Performances and Visual Art, Dance, Music and Writing. (417) 869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment 

The Creamery welcomes Objects of Desire in December
Objects of Desire         The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents Objects of Desire, an exhibition of mixed media and functional pieces.  Objects of Desire is the brainchild of Dianne Elizabeth Osis, of the Springfield Business Journal, and Stephanie Cramer, of Springfield Regional Arts Council. Objects of Desire is a follow-up to a 2010 exhibition titled Open Doors at the Creamery which incorporated door-themed works of art. SRAC is dedicated to providing artists opportunities in the community. SRAC will receive a 25% commission on all works sold at Objects of Desire. For inquiries or to make a submission, please contact SRAC at (417) 862-ARTS (2787) or Info@SpringfieldArts.org. www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
DB Design Salon & Gallery features
Acrylics by Stevia Bonebrake in December

DB Design Salon & Gallery          DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents Acrylics by Stevia Bonebrake in December, plus ongoing displays of oils by Karolyn Farrell, and photography by Jim Mayfield and Carl James. DB Design also offers a unique collection of original pottery by Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery welcomes
The Back of Beyond: Works by Vanessa Woods
Art by Vanessa Woods
Art by Vanessa Woods
     Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents The Back of Beyond: Works by Vanessa Woods through Jan. 28, 2013. A solo exhibition, including photographs and films by San Francisco artist Woods, The Back of Beyond explores fictive universes that push the boundaries of the narrative form. As a photographer and 16mm filmmaker, Woods is interested in the relationship between static and dynamic images, and how both can generate spaces in which new systems can be imagined. Many of her films use her black-and-white photographs as source material, wherein the photographic document is relied on partly as an object of truth, and partly as an infinitely malleable image-base. The flux between the still and moving image allows narratives to continually develop and provides a means for examining conceptual relationships between photography, time, symbols and memory. Drawing from surrealism, Woods' work transforms "real space" through extensive manipulation and layering that includes re-photography, collage, sewing and multiple exposures in-camera. These processes catalyze unexpected chances that allow her to further investigate facets of symbolism, memory and dream.(417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Evangel Bellwether Gallery welcomes
Famous Last Words, a show of student artwork

  Evangel Bellwether Gallery   

     The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, presents Famous Last Words for the Dec. 7 Art Walk. This show features student work, some of which responds to the theme of "Famous Last Words," given the interest in the Mayan Calendar coming to an end in December 2012. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat  

 

Farmers Gastropub to give away a framed Santa
by Featured Artist Bill Baunach for Christmas
Farmer's Gastropub
       Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artist Bill Baunach working on his pastels in the Pub. His Santas are awesome and we will be buying one to frame and give away on Christmas Eve as we did last year. Farmers Gastropub is a great place to start or end your First Friday Art Walk with a burger and a pint! 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 

 

Fresh Gallery presents Small Art For a Big Christmas,
featuring small, affordable artworks ideal for gift giving
Small Art  
        Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Small Art for a Big Christmas during the Dec. 7 Art Walk.   Art can be the most meaningful gift one can give without spending a fortune. Beginning First Friday, Dec 7 and running until the end of December, Fresh Art Gallery will be showcasing a collection of small, affordable art works including handmade jewelry, sculptures in clay or wood, and prints and originals in various media. Fresh is a cooperative gallery operated by regional artists and sponsored by the Springfield Regional Arts Council. www.freshgallery.org  (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk 

          

 Good Girl Art blends fantasy and reality with My Imaginary Friends by Artist William Harmon
Art by William Harmon
Art by William Harmon
          Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents My Imaginary Friends, a show by Artist William Harmon. A local Springfield artist working in ceramics and fiber arts, Harmon creates imaginative sculptural pieces and intricate embroidery work. He holds a BFA in ceramics from MSU, and an MFA
in fiber art from KU. My Imaginary Friends showcases a continuing theme of blending fantasy and reality. Harmon is influenced by many sources, among them, Latin American art, particularly the paintings of Frida Kahlo, plus children's literature, traditional quilting and needlework, and Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante. In his own words, "I hope my art provides a certain sense of nostalgia, a narrative quality and yes, a sense of whimsy." (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com  Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat

 

Hawthorn Galleries invites you to enjoy
its ever-changing selection of original art
Let's Look Around by Emily Frost 
Let's Look Around by Emily Frost
 
     
Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., showcases a fresh and ever-changing selection of original artworks, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewelry. Exhibitions rotate approximately every month, with a constant inventory of gallery favorites on hand at all times. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com  Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat
Almost Twilight by Richard Courtney 
Almost Twilight by Richard Courtney 
 
 The History Museum presents Sun, Sports and Summer Fun: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of
Springfield-Greene County Parks
History      

         The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County, 155 Park Central Square, presents Sun, Sports and Summer Fun: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Springfield-Greene County Parks. Take a step back in time and see how our parks have contributed to the community and its people for over 100 years. Enjoy amazing images and artifacts of sports, picnics, boating, playgrounds, wild animals, camps, caves, springs, ice skating, lakes, swimming, amusement rides and skating rinks.Free admission during Art Walk! (417) 864-1976 http://springfieldhistorymuseum.org  

 

Enjoy Artwork by Springfield Area Youth
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 showcases Artwork by Springfield Area Youth.  Visit us online at www.gohollywood.com
Hollywood 
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Brian Mooney at KMG
Fraught with Implication by Brian Mooney
Kiss My Gas Scooters presents Art By Stephen Craig, John Payne, Brian Mooney and Amber Dougan in December
         Kiss My Gas Scooters!, 212 S. Campbell, 
presents Art by Stephen Craig, John Payne, Brian Mooney and Amber Dougan, plus enjoy the latest models of scooters and accessories, and apparel for the well-dressed rider. www.kissmygasscooters.com  (417) 863-9600.  
MSU Brick City proudly presents the
 Bachelor of Fine Art Senior Exhibitions
Brick City Gallery 
MSU Brick City Gallery 
       
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibitions during the Dec. 7 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays
  Join MSU Center of International Programs
for Christmas Around the Globe
         MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, in the Jim D. Morris Center, features Christmas Around the Globe. Visit with International Students about their Holiday traditions, and enjoy free cookies and drinks. The Center of International Programs
brings a new international experience to each monthly Art Walk! (417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu  
MSU Student Exhibition Center presents
Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Empathetic Decay by Kerra Taylor
Empathetic Decay by Kerra Taylor
MSU Student Exhibition Center,
838 E. Walnut St., presents the art of four students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition.  Students involved in this exhibit will showcase a number of media as they present the final show of their studies at Missouri State University. Participating artists are Jessica Kiel, Photography; Katie Piatt, Fabric and Mixed Media Installation; Kerra Taylor, Sculpture and Painting; and Sarah Wolken, Painting. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu  Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays
 
Nomad presents Live Art and Live Music,
plus new arrivals from Europe and the South Pacific
 nomad      Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, presents Live Art and Live Music for the Dec. 7 Art Walk, plus a Silent Art Auction and exciting new arrivals from Europe and the South Pacific! 417-559-9695
Primal Fusion: The Art of T.D. Scott brings ancient
art form to modern media at Obelisk Home
  Primal         Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Primal Fusion: The Art of T.D. Scott "My work reveals a passionate exploration of primitive cultures and the interpretive documentation of my artistic journey. Organic forms, colors and textures define my style and ground my expression. This body of work is called primal fusion. It portrays an ancient art form presented in a modern medium; pigment and carving translated in glass powder and frit. The element of fire intrigues and seduces me throughout this exploration in fused glass." - T.D. Scott (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz hosts the
5th Annual Fine Art Student Showcase Fall Exhibition
Fall Student Showcase

          OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents the 5th Annual Fine Art Student Showcase Fall Exhibition, featuring artwork from Fall 2012 Ozarks Technical Community College Fine Art Students, live music, live theatrical performance and more. Highlighted Visual Art classes are Drawing I, Two Dimensional Design, and Painting I. Live performances throughout the evening include Songwriting, Piano and Classical Guitar I students, as well as the our OTC Vocal Performers. Theater 101 students will be performing original short one act plays beginning at 8:30pm. Come celebrate the creativity and talent of OTC students this semester! We couldn't be more enthusiastic about the beautiful work they have created and all the hard work they have accomplished. Also, come stick a wish in our wish wall before the holiday break! Special refreshments will be served. All are invited! (417) 447-8873 Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. F; and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Fridays 

  

 

Nazi Souvenir-Photography and the Holocaust: Drawing the Banality of Evil by Jacek Fraczak
 at Park Central Branch Library in December
Park Central Branch Library

        Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites visitors to experience Nazi Souvenir-Photography and the Holocaust: Drawing the Banality of Evil by Jacek Fraczak. In a series of nine pen-and-inking drawings, Polish artist and Missouri State University assistant professor of art and design Jacek Fraczak utilizes the personal photos of a Wehrmacht soldier to convey the viewpoints of Holocaust victims. Don't miss the First Friday Art Talk at 6 p.m., when Fraczak will discuss the photographs and drawings for his display, with a musical prelude by Broken Lights String Quartet. (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

Join Randy Bacon Photography for
A Comfy Christmas Gala
Dec. 7
Bacon        
Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factorypresents A Comfy Christmas Gala, with live Christmas music and cookies, artists and vendors during the Dec. 7 First Friday Art Walk. The gallery is opening up its "home" for a night of relaxation, transforming into a warm, cozy setting for an evening of holiday fun for all ages. The celebration is free, but bring some cash to pick up those last-minute stocking stuffers and gifts. Egypt Several artists and vendors will be selling one-of-a-kind art work, jewelry and more! Photographer, Artist and Filmmaker Randy Bacon will be exhibiting many of his favorite, NEVER BEFORE DISPLAYED still photos! Many of his new images are from his 2012 trips to Cairo and Eastern Europe, and from his visits to other parts of the USA. The gallery will be showing clips from Man Up and Go, his second documentary film that premiered Oct. 20, 2012. In addition, Bacon's adjoining gallery, FigmentArtGallery and Culture House, is home of four in-house working artists with several other artists' work on display.(417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat
Jenny McGeeRevel presents Artist Jenny McGee in December 
        Revel Advertising, 214 W. Phelps, Ste.102, conveniently located next to Obelisk Home in the Inspired Commerce Building, proudly presents Featured Artist Jenny McGee for the Dec. 7 Art Walk. (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com 
RSVPaint features Rebekah Polly's Blushing Pride  
in live painting class in December 
RSVPaint
       RSVPaint,
420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, is now an Art Walk Sponsor. RSVPaint will be open to the public from
6-10 p.m. during the Dec. 7 First Friday Art Walk while artist Rebekah Polly teaches a 2-hour BYOB painting class. The class will feature her painting Blushing Pride from 6:45 to 9 p.m.  Stop by to see what RSVPaint has to offer.  If you'd like to take the class, RSVP at http://www.rsvpaint.com/event/blushing-pride/ . The cost is $35 in advance.  Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting, at a cost of $40 cash. Come paint with us! (417) 569-4492 www.RSVPaint.com.   
   Springfield Brewing Co. features New Artwork
by John Payne, Cindy Quayle and Allen St. Onge

John
Nebulous Substrate in Red by John Payne
          Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave.,
the corner of Market and Walnut, presents New Artwork by John Payne, Cindy Quayle and Allen St. Onge. Enjoy the Brewing Company's new display space, and check out their great menu and variety of unique, locally brewed beverages and seasonal brews. 417-832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com  
Springfield Hot Glass Studio demonstrates
Christmas Ornaments and more Dec. 7   
Enjoy colorful blown glass at Springfield Hot Glass Studio           Springfield Hot Glass Studio,314 S. Campbell Ave., will demonstrate its beautiful, blown-glass Christmas Ornaments during the Dec. 7 Art Walk. These magical original works are the perfect touch to grace any holiday gathering. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
The Annual Artists-In-Residence Holiday Show & Sale
makes gift giving easy at Springfield Pottery
Springfield Pottery          Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., presents The Annual Artists-in-Residence Holiday Show and Sale. This show will feature one-of-a-kind, hand-made pottery from Springfield Pottery's hard-working staff interns and artists in residence! A fine craft gallery and community clay center, Springfield Pottery 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
tag Media TAG Media invites Art Walkers to Art Walk Live! including TAG Magazine launch party, shuttle  
          TAG Media, 334 E. Walnut, and University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center invite you to Art Walk Live! Enjoy live music, local art and a TAG Magazine Release Party each First Friday. Shuttle service provided from UP to TAG Media and back 6-9 p.m. (417) 501-8605 http://tagsgf.com 
University Plaza presents Daniel Flodin, Mary Hamilton, Brian Mooney, Justin Gault, Carl Glasemeyer and John Payne    
Neon Gasp by Daniel Flodin
Neon Gasp by Daniel Flodin
         University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, in partnership with member TAG Media, invites you to Art Walk Live! Enjoy University Plaza's Featured Artists Daniel Flodin, Mary Hamilton, Brian Mooney, Justin Gault, Carl Glasemeyer and John Payne, plus live music, live art, Springfield Brewing Co. beers and infused cocktails. Also, don't miss the grand opening of UP's new Grove Spa, and see the expanded display space that now includes the Terrace Grille area. Continue your Art Walk by jumping on the UP shuttle to TAG Media for its monthly magazine release party. Experience the Walk, then catch the shuttle back to UP to pick up your car. (417) 864-7333 www.upspringfield.com 
 
I look forward to seeing you at the Dec. 7 Art Walk! For more details on Art Walk's participating venues, please visit www.ffaw.org.
Sincerely,
 
Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk