First Friday Art Walk honors memory of Lynda Johnson
First Friday Art Walk is sad to announce the passing of a longtime member and supporter of the Art Walk, Lynda (King) Johnson.
Lynda, director of the Missouri State University Student Exhibition Center, died on Monday, Feb. 11, at the age of 64. Lynda was a beloved friend and colleague to many Art Walk members. A consummate professional in her management of the Student Exhibition Center, Lynda served Art Walk for many years as a founding member, board member, board officer and volunteer. Lynda was a major influence in the success and growth of the Walk, and a tremendous resource for the cause of public art.
Always encouraging, always supportive, always willing to pitch in and do whatever needed doing; Lynda is, and will be, sorely missed.
|Family Art Night offers families affordable child care for Art Walk
Family Art Night at the Downtown Y is a great option for affordable child care during Art Walk! Serving children ages 3 months to 12 years, 6-9 p.m., the cost is $10 per child if registered at least 24 hours in advance, $15 per child the day of the Walk. Kids enjoy healthy activities and snacks, story time and a hands-on art project to take home. Call (417) 862-8962, ext. 149, to register|
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Cast off that lingering winter chill and March on with Art Walk! The Walk brings a breath of spring from 6 to 10 p.m. March 1 with fresh, colorful, inspiring shows in 28 participating venues.
The Missouri Art Education Association and Missouri art students are out in force with two shows: Art is Monumental III
at The Creamery and The Future is Now
at University Plaza.
Stunning photography is a theme in March, with Bob Linder: A Retrospective
at Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, Photographs by Omar Al Qabandi at the MSU Center of International Programs,
the Student Photography Biennial
at MSU Student Exhibition Center, "I am more than ..."
at OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, Evangel Professor of Photography Lane Simmons
at Randy Bacon Studio, and Mission Honduras
at Abundant Life Covenant Church.
Fresh Gallery pulls out all the stops with Fresh Art
, featuring members of Best of Missouri Hands, while the Inspired Commerce Building puts the focus on two Art Walk favorites: Stephanie Cramer
at Obelisk Home and Kat Allie
at Revel Advertising.
Celebrate Women's History Month with First Friday Live
! at The Gillioz, and experience Life in the Hot Lunch Line
at Good Girl Art Gallery (Jell-o and tater tots will be served). Want more? We've got more! See details on all of our shows on our newly reinvented website: www.ffaw.org
|Abundant Life Covenant Church
| Abundant Life Covenant Church
, 157 Park Central Square, presents Mission Honduras!
with images from the Abundant Life mission team's recent trip to minister to the people of Honduras. 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
|Art Inspired presents Bright & Beautiful
310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, features the theme Bright and Beautiful: An Experiment in Color. The show will feature local works of 2D and 3D art featuring bold, vibrant, and colorful one of a kind pieces; artists to be announced. (417) 868-8077 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
|Canvas adds new emphasis: 8x10 Focus
, 315 South Avenue, presents A Show to Be Announced for the March Art Walk. Meanwhile, Canvas has launched a new arts emphasis titled 8x10 Focus. This one-hour arts program will feature different area artists each month who will focus their artistic disciplines on a chosen word. The completed 8x10 Focus projects will be featured in a themed program on the third Friday of each month. Class Act Promotions is also glad to promote its monthly program of staged readings from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Star Trek" every third Saturday. (417) 869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment
|At The Creamery: Art is Monumental III
| The Creamery Arts Center
, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, and Springfield Regional Arts Council present Art is Monumental III, a K-12 student art exhibit sponsored by the Missouri Art Education Association (MAEA). The exhibit will open with a public reception on First Friday Art Walk, 6-9 p.m. March 1 and continuing through March 29 in celebration of National Youth Art Month. Teachers from across Missouri have submitted student work expressing the "monumental moments" experienced in the creation of art. With the understanding that creating reflects what we know, see, and want to express, MAEA is excited to sponsor this exhibit because art is something everyone can share, young and old. National Youth Art Month acknowledges the outstanding leadership of art educators and the abilities of students in Missouri who have participated in this exhibit. The mission of MAEA is to advocate quality visual arts education by supporting creative teaching, providing opportunities for professional development, and encouraging the study and implementation of best practices in the art education discipline. "Monumental moments" of our culture are found in the "creative moments" of our life experience. www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
DB Design presents: Debbie Sutherland
DB Design Salon & Art Gallery
|Shades of Gray by Debbie Sutherland|
, 326 S. Campbell, presents The Art of Debbie Sutherland for the March 1 Art Walk. 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: Bob Linder
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery
, 940 N. Clay St., presents Bob Linder: A Retrospective. A Springfield native and alumnus of Parkview High and SMSU (aka MSU) Bob has been a photojournalist for 37 years serving the Springfield News-Leader as staff photographer, chief photographer, photo editor, photo director for nondaily publications, and multimedia specialist for online and print. Bob's work has won numerous news photography awards from the Associated Press, United Press International and the National Press Photographers Association. His images have been included in the Pictures of the Year Competition and Time Magazine's Year in Pictures. Bob is also a former faculty member for the University of Missouri's annual Missouri Photojournalism Workshop. The work selected for the Pool Art Center Gallery show depicts various people and situations from each of the four decades of Bob's work. (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 University Bellwether Gallery
The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery
, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, presents A Show to Be Announced
for the March 1, 2013, First Friday Art Walk. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat
|Farmers Gastropub presents 2 Artists Live
|Art by Lena Quagliato|
, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artist Bill Baunach Sketching Live
plus Sketch Artist/Painter Lena Quagliato
executing and selling portraits during the March 1 Art Walk. Lena is a new addition to Farmers Gastropub. "My name is Lena Quagliato, but just call me Lena. I was raised in the mountains and plains of Colorado on small hobby farms, but moved to Missouri in 2005. I have always loved art and animals. I am inadvertently influenced by my life-styles. I like to paint things that I know and consequently focus on insignificant aspects of nature like frog's eyes or turtle races. I strive to
|Lena Quagliato in her studio.|
put the viewer in the subject's world, like a playful version of Bernini from the 17th Century. As a child I used to pretend that I was an animal and always wondered what it was like to be one of them. Now all I have to do is visualize it and paint it, and everyone can go there with me! It's all in the Perspective!" - Lena Lena will be offering, small, affordable portraits at the Farmer's Gastropub on March 1st Art Walk. Please bring your date, a hearty appetite and a smile! To see Lena's work, please visit www.lqperspective.com
Farmers Gastropub is a great place to start or end your First Friday Art Walk with a burger and a pint! Local artists create and display art where you can eat, drink and visit with the artists while enjoying farm-to-table fare. Named "Best British Restaurant in the USA" 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: Fresh Art
Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, is proud to introduce Fresh Art, a juried guest show featuring the work of the general and juried members of the Best of Missouri Hands. The Best of Missouri Hands is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves the fine artists and artisans of Missouri. The show is in conjunction with the Best of Missouri Hands 2013 ArtSmart Conference, as well as the MAEA (Missouri Art Education Association) Spring Conference, both held in Springfield this year. The Best of Missouri Hands FRESH ART show will open on First Friday, March 1 and will be featured at Fresh Gallery until March 29. www.freshgallery.org (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk
|A sampling of the Fresh Art show at Fresh Gallery.|
|The Gillioz Theatre: First Friday Live!
Art Walk sponsor the Gillioz Theatre proudly presents First Friday Live!, celebrating Women's History Month with local emerging artist Jamie Blaine, who will be painting live on the Gillioz stage from 7 to 9:30 p.m. while a host of local female bands perform. During First Friday Live, audience members and guests will be able to bid on Jamie's live creation to be sold at the end of the evening. Also, enjoy a display of works by women artists who are past and current OTC students. Learn more about Jamie Blaine's original creative talent on YouTube: www.youtube.com/bananajamana Check out Art Overload and Painting Carrie Hope Fletcher: You will be amazed! www.gillioz.org
|Good Girl Art: Stratografia & Hot Lunch Line
Good Girl Art Gallery
|Art by Todd Lowery|
, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101,
presents Στρατογραφια (Stratografia) by Todd Lowery, and Life on the Hot Lunch Line by Lynley Farris in March. Lowery's show "examines in sections the repeated chromatic layers that compose a painting, at and below the surface. Skeletal land, corporeal sea and the breath of sky. Sunlight, water, air. Echo.Concrete, stone, and epoch. Remnants, ruins, Khora.White paper, color wash strata, imperfect geometries." Works include: Acrylic on paper 2011-13, multimedia sculpture 2013, Meditations on Greece. Regarding her show, Farris says, "Three years
|Life on the Hot Lunch Line|
ago I had a realization that I had two major purposes in life. ... 1. I need to make art; 2. I need to feed people. If I made these two activities the priority in my life, it was all the happiness I needed. On my return back to Springfield, my job quest led me to the roll of a lunch lady. ... What I discovered about the daily happenings of a lunch lady is what I put into my artwork, the whimsical, the sad, the frustrations, the fussy old women, and the sometimes bratty little kids, the things that keep me putting my apron on each day in hopes that by the end of my shift I'll have one more inspiration for my art." The artist will be serving Jell-o and tater tots, enforcing the spirit of her show. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
|The History Museum on The Square
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. Last chance for this show ! Free admission during Art Walk! (417) 864-1976 http://springfieldhistorymuseum.org
|Kiss My Gas Scooters!
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
|MSU Brick City goes Dutch: Martin Majoor
|MSU International Programs: Pakistan
MSU Center of International Programs
, 301 S. Jefferson, in the Jim D. Morris Center, focuses on Pakistan during the March Art Walk. The center will be displaying Photographs by Omar Al Qabandi, a student from Kuwait. (417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Student Photography Biennial in March. Enjoy the First Friday Art Walk reception 6-10 p.m. The exhibit continues through March 23 but will be closed March 9-17 for Spring Break. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays
|Nomad presents: Isaac Karner
Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, presentsa variety of different artists - local and global - including one of our favorites, Isaac Karner. Nomad will resume live art and music in April. Plus enjoy Nomad's latest new arrivals from around the world and always, a few surprises! (417) 559-9695
|Obelisk Home: Stephanie Cramer
|Art by Stephanie Cramer|Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Taking Flight, The Art of Stephanie Cramer
. "Center stage in my art is the figure - an object in motion, as if the figure is caught, just for an instant; a
glimpse, a snapshot before the gesture is complete. I'm not in search of exact representation. I'm intent rather on provoking a sense of tension or intensity. These plus color, bring the emotion to the painting. Whether spatial or expressionistic, the implied relationship between figures is intended to arouse curiosity. Painting is like a freeze frame. It helps both the viewer and the painter to pause-if just for a second as we enter into that two dimensional space. Most of the time the stage is imaginary or based on dreams and memories." - Stephanie Cramer
|Art by Stephanie Cramer|
OTC Fine Art Gallery: "I am more than ..."
|Image from "I am more than ..."|
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, proudly presents Photographer Gretchen Miekley's show: "I am more than..." "Have you ever thought about the labels that are put on people? Some people are labeled because of their skin color or because they have a learning disability or a health condition or a physical deformity or even a different way of believing. ... At the end of the day our labels don't matter. I have accepted the challenge to tackle labels by telling the stories behind the labels. I am fully embracing this fight through photographing some of the strongest individuals you'll ever meet. All of the subjects of these photographs could easily be labeled. But their labels are our life lessons. ... As you look at these photographs, I pray you'll learn to stand up for a child or friend that may have problems both seen and unseen. I hope you'll not pass judgment. I pray you'll not stare if someone looks different from you. I hope you'll become a voice of good that others need to hear. I invite you
to come experience First Friday Art Walk at the OTC Fine Art Gallery, 3rd Floor of The Gillioz Theatre, on March 1 to celebrate my heroes. They've chosen to share their stories so others will see well beyond the labels. Peace, Love, Photos!" - Gretch (417) 447-8873
www.otc.edu/finearts/finearts.php 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
Park Central Branch Library: Operazzi
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Correspondence: The Postcard as an Art Form by Hannah Sheehan and Acrylic and Mixed Media Paintings and Poetry by Bill Shultz, plus, from 7 to 9 p.m., join the library for Springfield Regional Opera's popular program Operazzi. This opera and musical theater cabaret features SRO's Young Artists and Studio Artists along with members of our community. This is your opportunity to see fine young talent sing everything from Puccini to Gershwin. (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
|Randy Bacon Studio presents Lane Simmons
Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., is excited to host an opening art reception for Lane Simmons, Professor of Photography at Evangel University. The reception is free and open to the public, Friday March 1 as part of the First Friday Art Walk. Two of Simmons favorite subjects to photograph are landscapes and old, dilapidated buildings. "God's love for people and His infinite creativity are reflected through this wonderful playground we call earth," says Simmons. Simmons feels dilapidated buildings represent the hopes, dreams and memories of the people who inhabited them. He is drawn to these subjects because they are layered with shapes and textures. He predominately works in black and white - it dissects the subject into its basic shape and texture. "I've discovered the magic of High Dynamic Range Digital Photography. HDR Photography renders the subject with extreme detail not achievable in normal photography." Simmons' current work reflects his love of photojournalism and landscape. The Bacon Gallery is also excited to welcome Creativore Agency. As part of the First Friday Art Walk, Creativore will give the public a sneak preview of their new location and creativity. Creativore is an agency where marketing is their passion and specialty. (417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat
|Revel Advertising: Featured Artist Kat Allie
Revel Advertising at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Featured Artist Kat Allie in March. "I want people to view my artwork as very sensory and engaging. Working with hot beeswax, damar resin and oil pigment allows me immediate access to the natural or organic state of creating. The encaustic medium transforms from a liquid to a solid within seconds. Acting and reacting becomes intuitive and transcendental. I'm inherently drawn to nature for my subject. Nature transforms and abstracts as I sense and experience it through the human condition. My ultimate hope is for the viewer to connect, if even for a split second, with the splendid colors and textures that compose life." - Kat Allie (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com
|RSVPaint: Escape Painting Class
RSVPaint, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, a proud Art Walk sponsor, will be open to the public from 6 to10 p.m. while local artist Carl Glasemeyer teaches a two-hour BYOB painting class featuring his painting, Escape, from 6:45-9pm. Stop by to see what RSVPaint has to offer. If you'd like to take the class, RSVP at http://www.rsvpaint.com/event/escape/ . Come paint with us! 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 Company: Variety of Art
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents A Variety of Artwork for the March 1 Art Walk. Enjoy the Brewing Company's new display space, and check out their great menu and variety of unique, locally brewed beverages and featured seasonal brews. 417-832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com
|Springfield Hot Glass: Live Demonstrations
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: Artist Andy Rogers
Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., presents Andy Rogers: Natural Reflection, an exhibition of current work by Missouri ceramic artist Andy Rogers. The exhibit debuts with an artist's reception during the March 1 Art Walk and continues through March 29. Andy sculpts pieces out of clay to resemble, but not copy, objects he observes in the natural world. He works with a variety of clays, each adding different qualities to the final piece. His surfaces are varied both in material and application. He dips, sprays, brushes, and airbrushes layers of colored slip, terra sigillattas, glazes, stains, and acrylic paints to achieve surfaces rich in color and texture. "Beauty, for me, is the quiet, the growing, the naturally emerging vessels produced by the earth," Andy says. "I, in turn, push my creativity to develop new objects that could likely be found living and growing in nature." On Saturday, March 2, Andy will give a demonstration workshop, Thrown and Altered," on his sculptural approach to throwing, altering and assembly, as well as sculptural techniques and discussion on texture and color through glazing. The fee for the March 2 workshop is $40 and space is limited; to pre register, contact Springfield Pottery: firstname.lastname@example.org. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
|Art Walk Live! at TAG Media
TAG Media, 334 E. Walnut, and University Plaza 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. (417) 501-8605 http://tagsgf.com
University Plaza: The Future is Now
University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, welcomes The Future is Now: Drawing on 21st Century Skills, a K-12 collaborative student-and- teacher art exhibit that debuts during the March 1 Art Walk. Presented by the Missouri Art Education Association, The Future is Now includes modern, human-inspired sculptures featuring teachers and students alike. Celebrate National Youth Art Month with the First Friday Art Walk Reception, 6-9 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through March 29. The mission of MAEA is to advocate quality visual arts education by supporting creative teaching, providing opportunities for professional development, and encouraging the study and implementation of best practices in the art education discipline. When you're ready to continue your Art Walk, jump on the UP shuttle to TAG Media HQ for Art Walk Live! with 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
I look forward to seeing you downtown this Friday!
First Friday Art Walk