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The Talk of the WalkSeptember 2013
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Anniversary Art Contest
Art Inspired
The Creamery
DB Design Salon & Gallery
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery
Evangel Bellwether
Farmers Gastropub
Fresh Gallery
Good Girl Art Gallery
History Museum on the Square
IdeaXFactory
MSU Brick City Gallery
MSU Center of International Programs
MSU Student Exhibition Center
Nomad
Obelisk Home
OTC Fine Art Gallery
Park Central Branch Library
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Randy Bacon Studio
Revel Advertising
RSVPaint
Springfield Brewing Co.
Springfield Hot Glass Studio
Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose
Springfield Pottery
Studio 417
TAG Media
University Plaza
Wesley Downtown
Art Walk issues Anniversary Art Contest & Exhibition
Call for Artists 
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      First Friday Art Walk is seeking entries for its 12th Anniversary Art Contest & Exhibition, featuring $500 in cash prizes, including a Grand Prize of $250!  
     The entry fee is only $10 per artwork entered, with a maximum of five entries per artist. A valid contest entry consists of the official First Friday Art Walk Art Contest & Exhibit Entry Form; images of the works entered either on CD/DVD or in photographic prints; and the entry fee of $10 per work submitted. The deadline is Sept. 23.
     For more information, click on the entry form above, or visit our website at www.ffaw.org
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ArtWalk logo September has come, and with it, a number of exciting additions to Art Walk! Experience live art, live music, hands-on activities, art demonstrations and more in 29 participating venues this Friday. Our university-sponsored galleries return in force with new shows at Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, Evangel Bellwether Gallery, MSU Brick City, MSU Center of International Programs, MSU Student Exhibition Center and OTC Fine Art Gallery at the Gillioz. We also welcome Wesley Downtown as a new member! Get details on all the shows below, and visit www.ffaw.org for maps, artist slideshows and more.
Art Inspired welcomes Photographer Brian Steel 
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Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, is proud to present Guest Photographer and Speaker Brian Steel of Atlanta, Ga., with his collection Impaired Perceptions. Steel will speak at an invitation-only event 4-6 p.m. before Art Inspired opens to the public at 6 p.m. Steel's photographs will be offered for sale during the Walk. (417) 868-8084 www.artinspired.me/ Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
At The Creamery enjoy creativity of Artists at Work 
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The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, invites visitors to enjoy Artists at Work during the Sept. 6 Art Walk. Artists at Work features artwork created by artists attending workshops at The Creamery and artists working independently at SRAC's Storefront Studios. www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
DB Design presents Oils by Karolyn Farrell Sept. 6   
DB Design
DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents Oils by Karolyn Farrell and Digital Art by Deanna & Robert Henion for the Sept. 6 Art Walk. DB Design also offers a unique collection of original pottery by John Ehlers and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery: Drury Theatre Arts
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Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., brings the artistry of the Drury Theatre Department to life during the Sept. 6 Art Walk with Drury Theatre: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow. The artistry of null theatre has a long history, and this exhibition celebrates that artistry through Drury's Theatre Department, showcasing the work of former and current professors and alumni. With pain, paper, fabrics and computers, we can see how the visual elements of theatre production come to life in light, set and costume design. Included in the exhibition is the work of Dr. Ruth Monroe, Dr. Robin Schraft, Dr. Michael Sokol, Madison Spencer, Todd Potter and Doug Mackenzie.  (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: New Student Artwork
Evangel Bellwether Gallery is located at the Monarch Art Factory next to Randy Bacon Studio.
The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, presents Evangel Student Artwork for the Sept. 6 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat
Farmers Gastropub: Artists Sketching Live! Sept. 6
Farmers Gastropub
Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artists Sketching Live during the Sept. 6 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: Artists Alan O'Neal, Carl Huser
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Art by Carl Huser
Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artists Alan O'Neal and Carl Huser in September. Alan O'Neal is a retired engineer who has been taking photographs for longer than he can remember; some of the works offered for sale were taken nearly 25 years ago. O'Neal grew up in the country and lives there still, and he has a fondness for nature. All of these things have an influence on the type of pictures he takes. In 2004, O'Neal started doing Digital Art. His process is to take a photograph
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Art by Alan O'Neal

and create an alternate image out of it. O'Neal says, "My computer and mouse are my pallet and paintbrush. Many times the final results will have no appearance of being a photograph. I find it neat that it is possible to have an alternate image of a good photo that is also pleasing." For O'Neal, it is also satisfying to take a less pleasing photo and create a desirable image from it.  Our second Featured Artist for September is Carl Huser. His interest in woodturning can be traced back more than 60 years to an old German woodworker who always had time for a curious youngster. It was in Bruno's shop that he learned to appreciate and respect the beauty that is found in wood. Bruno's reverence for wood turned out to be contagious, and since then, Huser has found wood to supply a respite like none other. Huser's main interest is in the turning of vases (hollow forms) and bowls; a blend of form and function. His material comes exclusively from wood saved from brush piles or landfills. In salvaging native wood, the finished pieces are inextricably linked to the region and history from which they originated. His objective is to produce a work that demonstrates a high level of craftsmanship with an artistic touch that people would enjoy having in their homes. Huser says, "The satisfaction that comes from working with this medium is the discovery of beauty from within that has been hidden for years and sometimes centuries. Once found, I want to share this beauty with others and while it may not touch everyone in the same way, no one can deny that a statement has been made." 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: Joey Borovicka's Small Places
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Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Artist Joey Borovicka's show, Life in Small Places, Narrow Crannies, plus a front-window display of Totems by various local artists. Of Life in Small Places, Borovicka says, "I am interested in the experience of spaces; how we are affected by our surroundings, and how we transform them through our presence. Inhabiting a space is a creative act. We fill our homes with personal artifacts and arrange them through the patterns of our dwelling. Over time, our homes become reflections of our inner selves. The living spaces depicted in my latest work are places of solitude and escape. They are makeshift constructions built according to the temperaments of their occupants. These home-made homes, ramshackle though they may be, provide these occupants with the shelter and seclusion they need to indulge unfettered in their myriad bizarre daydreams. Within the walls of this introverted architecture they write stories, paint pictures, and build monsters. They collect curios from their surroundings and reminisce over relics from the past. These artifacts are not merely inert objects, they are enchanted with the memories and imaginations of the inhabitants." A painter and teacher with MSU and the Missouri Fine Arts Academy, Joey's work has twice appeared in New American Paintings.  (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com  Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat 
The History Museum on the Square: Route 66
Woodruff's Dream

The History Museum on the Square,155 Park Central Square, presents Woodruff's Dream: The Mother Road Through Springfield, The Route 66 Exhibit. The new exhibit  runs through Sept. 14. FREE admission to first-floor exhibits during Art Walk! (417) 832-1200 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org  

ideaXfactory: eXperimental art, Graffiti in the Grass
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IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, invites you to enjoy an eXperimental studio installation with Artist Cathy Russell, plus Graffiti in the Grass, a public art event in partnership with the Urban Districts Alliance. Russell is creating a huge tree constructed from recycled aluminum cans, an installation that explores the theme of her family's struggles with alcoholism. Her work is a part of a series of "eXperimental studios" in which local artists will be given a section of the factory to explore installation themes, materials and methods to be used for future installations. The Harmonic Wall neon installation will be open for sound experiments using the Sonic Paintbrush and PhosXphon light, sound and motion board. Outside, the UDA is partnering with ideaXfactory for graffiti art painting in the grass. Commissioned artists will be painting live next to open spaces where the public is invited to join in painting. Fully completed street art paintings from Live at Artsfest and the Contemporary Art Street Jam will be on display outside where we will be collecting information from local artists interested in working with the City of Springfield to create a permanent StreetArtGallery wall.For more information, please visit http://ideaxfactory.com

 

MSU Brick City: Gala celebration + 2 New Shows!
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MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, reopens for the fall with a gala null celebration of the completion of the Art and Design Department Brick City facilities and the debut of two art shows: FUNCTIONS by Haley Bates, Sun Kim and Myra Mimlitsch in the East Gallery and Bobby Ross: Drawings and Other Contradictions in the West Gallery. (417) 829-5092 http://art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays

MSU Center of International Programs: Saudi Arabia
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MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, puts its focus on Saudi Arabia in September. Experience art, culture and the perspectives of students abroad.(417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu

MSU Student Exhibition Center: Allen & Fraczak
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MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., opens its fall season with An Exhibition of Work by Jimmie Allen and Jacek Fraczak. Enjoy photography by Allen and graphic design and illustration by Fraczak during the First Friday Art Walk Reception 6-10 p.m. Sept. 6. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat; closed major holidays and University holidays

Nomad: Art by Alicia Mau, Music by Eskimo Girls
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Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Live Art by Alicia Mau and Live Music by The Eskimo Girls, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 6. Plus enjoy Nomad's latest new arrivals from around the world and always, a few surprises! 
  At Obelisk Home - Evan Melgren: Translations
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Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Evan Melgren: Translations "Taking a good photograph is almost impossible. It requires a translation of the flowing four dimensions we inhabit into a permanent two dimensional segment. Within that translation there is a reduction, an elimination of both the time on either side of the instant recorded, and of the depth and surrounding space. With this reduction, a photograph has the power to magnify a particular moment in time and space. This magnification can both clarify what we find interesting, and mislead us into false perceptions. I find myself more inspired by the prior, but maintain that awareness of the second is critical for both curious artists and viewers of photojournalism. John Szarkowski, champion of photography, once liked photography to the act of pointing, elevating pointing to an art form. Where one may point out something to a friend and say, 'Look!' I take a photograph and say, 'Look closely.' Translations showcases some of my favorite images of the tens of thousands I've accrued since I was 14. With this selection, I've attempted to show only those which not only have strong composure, but those who's clarification instills a nuanced state of mind." - Evan Melgren (417) 616-6488  www.obeliskhome.com    
  OTC Fine Art - Turning Points: Paula Farris-Reed
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OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents Turning Points: A One-Woman Show by Paula Farris-Reed. Paula was awarded a Second Place Prize in last year's Art Walk 11th Anniversary Art Contest and Exhibition for her stunning null watercolor painting, "Rhapsody." The 2012 Art Contest is under way with a deadline of Sept. 23. We are proud to feature the solo exhibition, "Turning Points" which includes 29 of Paula's original artworks. Regarding the name of her show, she says, "While I had been painting for years in various mediums, I found my work changing from just pretty pictures to pieces of art that hinted at a narrative, desiring to say something to the audience to keep their attention for more than just a passing moment. Whether it shows a maturing in my creative endeavors or a blending of my life-long enjoyment of writing with my inspiration to 'make art,' I feel my art stands out more. Perhaps that is why a little over a year ago, I began to receive numerous awards null in the juried shows I had entered." She adds, "I consider myself a figurative artist. While I don't strive to produce photorealism, I have always enjoyed the challenge of detailed work. Whether it is a floral or still life, I often blur the background, giving it a more impressionistic look in order for the more detailed center of interest to stand out more. While watercolor has long been a favorite medium, I also enjoy colored pencil, pen and ink and often combine two or more of these in a piece. It is always a thrill to discover new methods to use these tools, hoping viewers will stop, study, and ask, 'What is it that sets this piece apart?' I also have found myself enjoying oil painting after taking a refresher class a few years ago. I have a life-long belief in God's Creation and hope my viewers will slow down and see the joy and peace, sometimes even humor I try to portray in my art." (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: Talk, Live Music, Wordfest Art  
The Library
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites art lovers to start their First Friday Art Walk with an Art Talk by Paden L. Chambers titled The Wellheads of Venice: Urban History in Stone followed by a special live performance on the Square by The Ugandan Orphans Choir, a ministry of Childcare Worldwide. The choir is composed of 10 children from age 8-14 from the Ssese Islands in Uganda's Lake Victoria. The children are orphans who were rescued through Childcare Worldwide's sponsorship program. The choir's main objective is to raise awareness of the desperate need to help children living in Third World countries. At 7 p.m., enjoy Music by Shannon Wurst. Throughout the evening, enjoy the Wordfest Art Show in conjunction with Wordfest 2013. (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
Qdoba Mexican Grill: Featured Artist Holly Goodwin 
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Qdoba Mexican Grill, 401 S. Kimbrough, presents Featured Artist Holly Goodwin in September. Goodwin is a visual arts teacher, painter, photographer, illustrator, florist, muralist and children's book author. A visual arts instructor for seven years, Goodwin teaches Pre-K through 12th grade at New Covenant Academy in Springfield. (417) 866-1399 www.goodwillandguacamole.com  

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Randy Bacon Photography Studio and Art Gallery, 600 W. College St., presents Acrylic Paintings by Bethany Entzian Bethany null Entzian grew up in Nanchang, China. When she moved to the U.S., Grand Junction, Colo., was home. When she I graduated from high school, Entzian attended EvangelUniversity. She was an art major for 2 1/2 years before she decided to leave Evangel. Entzian traveled the world and lived in Sudan and China before moving to Springfield. "Even though I am more inspired by what some think to be ugly, I believe there is beauty in everyone and everything. I love using drips and splatter in my pieces and I primarily work with black and white, all acrylic. There are scriptures that go with each piece."(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 T.D. Scott
Night Crossing by T.D. Scott
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Revel Advertising, 429 N Boonville, presents Featured Artist 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." - T.D. Scott (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com  
RSVPaint: First Friday Art Walk-In Paint Studio Event
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RSVPaint Tree Silhouette RSVPaint is excited to invite you to its new home at 440 S. Campbell Ave. for a First Friday Art Walk-In Paint Studio Event.  RSVPaint Artists will be displaying their work in our gallery. That night will also feature live musical talent, and the Not'Cho Ordinary Taco food truck will be in our parking lot. We welcome you to join us, so come along and "Relax, Sip, Visit, and Paint!" See RSVPaint's class schedule at www.RSVPaint.com Classes fill up quickly, so be sure to book your spot!  (417) 413-4331
Springfield Brewing Co. presents Art by Gavyn Sky, John Payne and Robin Coulter Crabb
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String Theory by John Payne
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave.,
presents Art by Gavyn Sky, John Payne and Robin Coulter Crabb. Enjoy gorgeous local artwork in the Brewing Company's display space, and check out their great menu and variety of unique, locally brewed beverages including seasonal brews. 417-832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com  
Springfield Hot Glass: A Big, Big Glassblowing Event
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Image by Terry Price Photography
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to a Big, Big Glassblowing Event as it puts its brand new glass furnace to the test! The artists of Springfield Hot Glass will be demonstrating a variety of large blown pieces - including big ruffled bowls. 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
Art Walk features Open House at The Calaboose
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Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, is open to the public during First Friday Art Walk! The recently renovated Calaboose was built in 1891 and used until the 1940s. The museum offers displays of uniforms, badges, equipment and weapons from the proud history of the Springfield Police Department. Learn about the history of Springfield policewomen. See what a real striped prisoner's uniform was like. You've heard of the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping in 1932, but have you ever heard of the  Baby Lloyd Keet Kidnapping and Murder - a story that made national headlines from Springfield, Mo., in 1917? The historic display covers a wide variety of fascinating crimes, lawmen and relics of law enforcement past, including the hangman's rope and the black hood worn by the last condemned criminal to die by hanging in 1935. For more information on Springfield law enforcement history, visit www.springfieldmo.gov/spd/AboutUs/history.html  

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
Studio 417 presents A Show To Be Announced  
Studio 417

Studio 417, 444 W. McDaniel, invites visitors to enjoy A Show to Be Announced during the Sept. 6 Art Walk. Studio 417 is a group of passionate, hard-working individuals who are serious about their work, but not about themselves. We are artists who perform beautiful hair and make up services Monday through Saturday. Although internal beauty is the most important feature, we are dedicated to making you look good on the outside as well! We appreciate all types of art and are energized by beauty. Come see what inspires us!  (417) 866-6455 www.studio417salon.com  Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat

TAG Media: September Magazine Release Party!
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TAG Media, 334 E. Walnut, invites you to its monthly Magazine Release Party! Check out a new artist painting part of a wall in TAG's office, and be sure to ask about TAG's upcoming Do Good Festival 2013! Also, pick up a copy of TAG's monthly magazine that supports the local entertainment scene - including visual artists. (417) 501-8605 http://tagsgf.com  
University Plaza welcomes Five Artists Sept. 6   
Art by Gavyn Sky
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University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, welcomes Featured Artists John Payne, Brian Mooney, Gavyn Sky, Andrea Ehrhardt and Judah Fansler in September! (417) 864-7333 www.upspringfield.com  


Wesley Downtown Mike Kornblum, Hands-On Art  
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Church at Arroyo Honda, Northern N.M., by Mike Kornblum

Wesley Downtown, 413 E. Walnut, Art Walk's newest member, null invites you to enjoy an assortment of plein air oil paintings from Artist Mike Kornblum. In addition to the art exhibit there will be a Hands-on Art Opportunity for artists of all ages and skill levels. Come help create community artwork that will be displayed at a future Art Walk event! Also, experience the inspiring art of the church's glorious stained glass windows, alive and aglow in Art Walk's sunset hours.(417) 350-9806 www.wesleydowntown.com  


I look forward to seeing you downtown this Friday!
Sincerely,

Clarissa French
First Friday Art Walk