Art Walk News
The Talk of the WalkApril 2013
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Abundant Life
Art Inspired
Canvas
The Creamery
DB Design Salon & Gallery
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery
Evangel Bellwether
Farmers Gastropub
Fresh Gallery
Gillioz Theatre
Good Girl Art Gallery
IdeaXFactory
Kiss My Gas Scooters
MSU Brick City
MSU Center of International Programs
MSU Student Exhibition Center
Nomad
Obelisk Home
OTC Fine Art Gallery
Park Central Branch Library
Randy Bacon Studio
Revel Advertising
Rogers & Baldwin Historic Venue
RSVPaint
Springfield Brewing Co.
Springfield Hot Glass Studio
Springfield Pottery
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Wil Fischer
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         Spring has come at last, and with it, a a cascade of exciting Art Walk exhibits, shows, concerts, demonstrations and more , 6-10 p.m. April 5.
Art by Mary Hamilton
Astrifiammante or Queen of the Night by Mary Hamilton at Obelisk Home in April.

        Experience the electrifying Harmonic Wall with IdeaXFactory, celebrate -- and eat -- the works of Edgar Allan Poe at Park Central Branch Library's Edible Book Festival; explore creative collaboration with Central High's  A Fortunate Inspiration at The Creamery; experience music and mystery on the Square with OTC Fine Art Department's Clue: The Musical;  enjoy the rich colors of Misunderstood: The Art of Mary Hamilton at Obelisk Home; meet our newest sponsor, Rogers & Baldwin Historic Venue during their Art Walk open house; plus see incredible shows at the Drury, Evangel, MSU and OTC galleries. For maps, slideshows and more, visit us online at www.ffaw.org.
Abundant Life Covenant Church: Floral Images
 

Abundant LifeAt Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, spring is here! This month at Abundant Life Covenant Church, beautiful Floral Images by Chris Wood, Harold Patterson and Dr. Annette Wardell. 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 

Art Inspired presents Spring Into Color
Art Inspired
Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, presents Spring into Color, showing art that represents the four seasons. (417) 868-8077 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Canvas welcomes Artist Laura Leanne Witt
Canvas April
Canvas, 315 South Avenue, proudly presents Featured Artist Laura Leanne Witt. Originally from Barrington, IL, Laura has made her home in Springfield for the past 11 years. A painter for the last four years, her forte is abstract acrylic canvas and mixed media. Her work can either dazzle the eye and/or evoke strong emotion, making the observer further appreciate the concept. Whether sparking pathways or mystical memories, Laura Leanne definitely has an eye for dramatic sequence and continually leaves a viewer longing for more. Ongoing events at Canvas also include 8X10, an hour of entertainment featuring current local artists reflecting ideas on a monthly chosen word and or phrase. Performed every third Friday of the month, plus enjoy performances of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Star Trek" every third Saturday by Class Act Productions. (417) 869-4138 Open 1-6 p.m. T-F and by appointment
At The Creamery: A Fortunate Inspiration
Art by McKenzie Wages
Art by McKenzie Wages
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents the Central High School International Baccalaureate collaboration A Fortunate Inspiration for First Friday Art Walk. Enjoy the opening reception 6-9 p.m.
April 5. A Fortunate Inspiration is the result of collaboration between the English, science, art, film, music and theater departments at Central
Cassie 
Art by Cassie Atchley-Clench
High, presenting and showcasing student work as part of the International Baccalaureate curriculum and examinations. The collaboration began as a question formed by the science department. This year the question was "How does man affect the environment?" Artwork from Central High School International Baccalaureate art students will be featured, as well as performances by music and theater students. A special film festival will highlight student film work, and this year's show also features the science displays and writings of science and English students. www.SpringfieldArts.org  Open
9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
Art by David Ting
Art by David Ting

DB Design offers Debbie Sutherland & More 
Shades of Gray by Debbie Sutherland
Shades of Gray by Debbie Sutherland
DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents The Art of Debbie Sutherland for the April 5 Art Walkplus Photography and Stained Glass by Nathan Smith and Photography by Carl James. DB Design also offers a unique collection of original pottery by Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery: BIO
BIO by Artist Jamie Bates
Image from BIO by Artist Jamie Bates
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents BIO, a show by Artist Jamie Bates. "The focus and significance of my studio work lies in the state of the human condition, the delicacy and fragility of the human construct in an emotional and physical sense. My experience is that of being part of an extended family that has endured a history of cancer and high mortality rate. As I have become more aware of my family's history with illness through the examination of my memories, I have also become wary of the future and empathetic of the past." - Jamie Bates  (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: Art Graduates
Evangel Bellwether
The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, presents Artwork by Evangel's Graduating Art Majors for the April 5 First Friday Art Walk.(417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat
Farmers Gastropub: Artists Sketching Live!
Farmers Gastropub
Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artists Sketching Live during the April 5 Art Walk. 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 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: 2013 Juried Competition
Fresh Gallery
Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, is proud to present the Fresh Gallery 2013 Juried Competition Exhibition, featuring works by a variety of regional artists in a range of art media.   www.freshgallery.org  (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk
The Gillioz Theatre: First Friday Live! April 5
The Gillioz
Art Walk sponsor the Gillioz Theatre continues its First Friday Live! art and concert series with Art by Houston Ussery and Music by Luna Jamboree. First Friday Live! is a free Gillioz concert series that pairs  local artist and local band collaborating together on the Gillioz stage during Art Walk. Live art starts around 7:30 p.m.; live music starts at 8:30www.gillioz.org 
Good Girl Art Gallery: Dog Park to Ruins
Art by Melissa Marrs
Art by Melissa Marrs
Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101,

presents Girl In Trouble Is A Temporary Thing: Dog Park to Ruins by Melissa Marrs. Commenting on the themes of her show, Marrs says: Springfield's Cruse Dog Park is an idyllic park. A place where humans and dogs play well together the majority of the time. ... When visiting the Dog Park it is common to be with 10 or more dogs at a time. Therefore I was struck by a news article from January 7, 2013, about a park outside Mexico City, Cerro De La Estrella. There a pack of 10 abandoned dogs killed a 26-year-old woman, a one-year-old child and possibly other humans. After my exploration of the idyllic experience in my back yard, I wanted to explore this savage event on the same continent. I painted an image of what can happen when dogs are abandoned, abused, neglected, hungry and released in a wooded park area to fend for themselves. What is a Ruin? Is it ancient, Roman, an abandoned dog, a bombed-out building, a skull, a life ending? ... I traveled in November to a city in The Levant which is recovering from civil war and other regional wars ever looming to spill over. I witnessed modern day ruins as a wakeup call of what a ruin can invoke. I have attempted to paint what I saw. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com  Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat  

IdeaXFactory: Russ RuBert's Harmonic Wall
IdeaXFactory
IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, invites Art Walk fans to an Open House, 7-10 p.m. April 5 to experience Russ RuBert's Harmonic Wall and Transient Constructions II. Imagine controlling a 27-foot wall of neon lights with a wave of the hand, the swirl of a paintbrush or notes on a musical instrument! Sound fun? It is! You can sit back and watch, or join in to help make the wall come alive. Bring your favorite musical instrument, or learn how to turn a watercolor brush into a sonic instrument. You can paint using water, sound, light and color pigment - all at once. We have invited a few guest musicians to play a variety of instruments thoughout the evening, including electric guitar, accordion and even bagpipes, but it's open mic as well! Impromptu performances are bound to happen as people interact with each other and the wall of light responds to their actions and interactions. Public art, and performance art meet and merge in the unique experience that is the Harmonic Wall and Transient Constructions II.
Kiss My Gas Scooters!
Kiss My Gas Scooters
Kiss My Gas Scooters!, 212 S. Campbell, presents Art by Stephen Craig, John Payne and Brian Mooney, plus enjoy the latest models of scooters and accessories, and apparel for the well-dressed rider. www.kissmygasscooters.com  (417) 863-9600. Note: This will be KMG Scooters' last Art Walk as the business is moving to a larger location outside the Downtown Arts District. We congratulate them on their success and thank them for their support!
MSU Brick City: Martin Majoor & Melissa Pinney
Martin Majoor
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, continues its installation by Melissa Pinney internationally renowned Dutch Typography Designer Martin Majoor in the East Gallery, and it welcomes Melissa Pinney: Girl in a Silver Dress in the West Gallery for April. Both shows run through April 20. Check out his work at www.martinmajoor.com ; see hers at www.melissaannpinney.com  (417) 829-5092 http://art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm  Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays
MSU International Programs: Pakistan & Belarus
MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, in the Jim D. Morris Center, focuses on Pakistan and Belarus during the April 5 Art Walk. (417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu  
MSU Student Exhibition Center: Theatrical Arts
SEC
The MSU Student Exhibition Center

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Department of Theatre and Dance Exhibit of Theatrical and Related Arts, featuring artworks by Greenwood Middle and Secondary School students 2012-1013. Enjoy the First Friday Art Walk reception 6-10 p.m. April 5. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat; closed major holidays and University holidays

Nomad: Art by Garrett Larson + Spring Sale
Nomad
Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, welcomes spring with Art by Garrett Larson, plus a HUGE sidewalk sale of artwork, clothing and more, all 50 to 70 percent off! (417) 559-9695 
Obelisk Home: Mary Hamilton: Misunderstood
Obelisk Home
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Misunderstood: The Art of Mary Hamilton "The use of feminine beauty and sex as a vehicle of power over the powerful is hardly a new idea. Artists since prehistory have glorified and also vilified the female image to show their indiscretions and bad intentions. I seek to explore these historic, allegoric images of women in their finest evil moments in ways that could further explore their true intentions. I want my own compositions and elements to explore the social complexities and survival instincts of all women and their temptations. These women will not hide their evil deeds with clothing and jewels as everyone already knows what evil lies beneath, but I contend they are all just misunderstood." -Mary Hamilton (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com      
OTC Fine Art: COC Exhibition, i den ti ty, Clue
OTC April

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, proudly hosts the Central Ozarks Conference Annual Juried High School Art Exhibition! For the last four years OTC Gallery has proudly hosted this annual juried exhibition promoting some of our local and regional high schools' young and up and coming new artists. This year, the event will actually be featured during April Art Walk with the awards ceremony taking place during the evening of our Art Walk reception. Not only does OTC Fine Arts have the COC young artists to feature, but will also enthusiastically take "center stage" as we promote our own student talent in the visual, performing, and musical arts on the downtown Park Central Square, 6:30-9:30p.m. during the April Art Walk. OTC Fine Arts will be promoting our upcoming spring performance of Clue: The Musical by engaging Art Walk-goers in a live interactive game of murder mystery intrigue on the square. Join us in the fun and see if you can solve who did it, with what weapon, and in what local establishment? Was it Colonel Mustard in the Park Central Branch Library with the Rope, or did you spot Miss Scarlet on the Square with a Candlestick? Perhaps it was Ms. Peacock in the MudLounge with the Lead Pipe while she was sipping on a hot beverage. It will be an evening of great fun! Lastly, OTC Fine Art Portfolio Development students proudly present their own feature exhibition just off the square at Miguel's Wrap and Roll. Their art exhibition i dent i ty is one to not be missed as seven individuals come together to unabashedly delve into their own psyches while finding out just how different they are, yet what the common bonds are that tie us all together as human beings. Please see the excellent flyers around town promoting i dent i ty. (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 

Park Central Library: Edible Books, Iron Chef
The Library
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, kicks off The Big Read, focused on "The Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe," during the April 5 Art Walk! Enjoy the POE (Products of Expression) Art Exhibit by Pipkin Middle School students, plus the Iron Chef Cook-off and Edible Books Festival. The Big Read Iron Chef Cook-off at 6 p.m. features students from Victory Trade School as they compete in our annual cooking contest. Do the words tasty and macabre belong in the same sentence? We'll find out as these chefs battle to be named the winner of this yearly competition. The Edible Books Festival presents cakes fashioned by professional bakers according to the themes of "The Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe." Among the cake masters squaring off this year are June's Cakery, Style by the Slice, Spumoni Bakery, Stacey's Sweets and Beyond Imagination 3D Cakes Design. See and vote on the "edible books"; the winner will be announced after 7 p.m. and then everyone will eat cake! www.facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary 
Randy Bacon Studio Tribute: Artists of Figment
Bacon
Randy Bacon Photography Studio and Art Gallery, 600 W. College St., presents a Tribute to the Artists of Figment Art Gallery and Culture House, honoring the numerous artists who have held studio space, sold work and made their artistic home at Figment, part of the Monarch Art Factory. Join the celebration at the FREE opening reception during First Friday Art Walk April 5. Figment Gallery & Culture House has operated as a creative home for numerous artists to not only showcase and sell art, but also to have their very own studio space! This year that space was renovated and a new tenant has joined the Art Factory; Randy Bacon Photography is proud to honor the amazing artists who made Figment Gallery & Culture House their creative space and helped make Monarch Art Factory a fine art destination. Enjoy live music, activities and entertainment during the reception. (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 AllieSolace by 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  
Rogers & Baldwin Historic Venue Open House
Rogers & Baldwin
Brand new Art Walk sponsor Rogers & Baldwin Historic Venue, 314 S. Patton,  joins Art Walk with a special Open House event April 5. Enjoy Photos from Tara Hailey Photography and creative designs from Orchard Hills Floral, and a showcase of some of the vendors Rogers & Baldwin used in their mock photo shoot! (417) 365-1915 www.rbhistoricvenue.com
RSVPaint: Cherry Blossoms Painting Class
RSVPaint Logo
Cherry Blossoms RSVPaint RSVPaint, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, a proud Art Walk sponsor, will be open to the public 6-10 p.m. while local artist Derek Crouch teaches a two-hour BYOB painting class featuring his painting, Cherry Blossoms, from 6:45-9pm. Stop by to see what RSVPaint has to offer. If you'd like to take the class, RSVP at www.rsvpaint.com/event/cherry-blossoms  Come paint with us! 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 Company: April Artist Trio
 
Robin Coulter Crabb
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Paintings by John Payne and Stained Glass by Robin Coulter Crabb, plus a third artist To Be Announced. Enjoy gorgeous local artwork in the Brewing Company's 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
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., is a working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work. Known for beautiful handcrafted glass objets d'art that are often as practical as they are beautiful, 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: Fine Craft on Display
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
Art Walk Live! at TAG Media
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: Amazing Artists Times Six!  
UP
University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, welcomes Featured Artists John Payne, Lettie Blackburn, Deby Gilley, Allen St. Onge, Cindy Quayle and Dr. Rebecca Burrell in April. Also, University Plaza and TAG Media invite you to enjoy Art Walk Live! Start out at University Plaza for live music, live art, infused cocktails and more, then catch the UP shuttle to TAG Media to continue your Art 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 downtown this Friday!
Sincerely,

Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk