Dec. 4, 2015
6 to 10 p.m.
Downtown Springfield Missouri
In This Issue
Dec. 4 First Friday Art Walk 
Join us for Art in 22 participating Art Walk venues 
Downtown Springfield is aglow for the holidays, and First Friday Art Walk is the life of the party, celebrating the season in 20 participating venues 6-10 p.m. Dec. 4! Enjoy live art demonstrations, artist receptions, live music, Windows on the Walk and incredible creativity in every medium, from ceramics, sculpture and blown glass to painting, drawing, jewelry and more. 

Want to make an early night of it? Want to keep the party going after hours? We've got you covered either way. Check our Art Walk map, online and in the center of our print newsletter, for Early Bird and Night Owl locations with receptions starting as early as 5 p.m. or open as late as 1 a.m.
Windows on the Walk, our new holiday window-decorating contest and fundraiser is now under way!

Participating locations, and their partner charities, are:

Art Inspired benefiting
Friends of Abilities First

Arts & Letters benefiting Lost & Found

BookMarx benefiting Rescue One

Fresh Gallery benefiting
  The Rare Breed

History Museum on the Square benefiting The Salvation Army

ideaXfactory benefiting 
Springfield Sister Cities Association

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz benefiting AIDS Project of the Ozarks

Park Central Branch Library benefiting 
Ozarks Literacy Council

Vote for your favorite(s)  by making a donation to charity at that location. We hope to see a frenzy of ballot box stuffing between now and Second Saturday Dec. 12, when the contest ends. Vote early! Vote often! Make a difference for some outstanding local charities, which will receive 100% of funds raised. 

We'll announce fundraising totals and name our Windows on the Walk fundraising champion on Monday, Dec. 14

Art Inspired
Art Inspired features a quartet of collections from Art Inspired Academy's class, Developing an Art Career, plus a Windows on the Walk entry benefiting Friends of Abilities First. The December exhibition includes works by artists Darrel Howell, Dakotah Mullen, Jessica Winnie and Fontana Young. Plus. 

Arts & Letters presents A Day in the Future:  Buncha Damn Triangles by Christiano Bellotti for First Friday and Second Saturday in December, plus Upcycled Wonderland, its Windows on the Walk entry benefiting Lost & Found. Also enjoy a musical performance by Maranda Reynolds during the opening reception, 7-10 p.m. Art Walk night. 

presents December Featured Artist Joe Nanez, plus Christmas Kitties, its Windows on the Walk entry benefiting Rescue One
     From the Artist: "In this set of work I am presenting a cast of whimsical alien-like yet humanoid characters from the vaults of NanezLabCo. I am intrigued by the specific ways in which humans have developed physically and culturally and seek to provoke the question of how strange our forms and activities may seem to an otherworldly onlooker or ourselves ..."

The Creamery Exhibition Hall

The Creamery Arts Center, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Dreamscapes: Printmakers, Paperworks, & Pressed Pieces. Many printmakers are working in our region; explore intaglio, etching, relief print, wood cuts, lino block, monotype, lithography, letter press, self-publishing with zines, handmade papers of varied textures, and book arts of fascinating folds. Note: The Creamery is an Early Bird Art Walk location; its reception starts at 5.

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Drury Pool Art Center Gallery 
presents Tom Beale: Life's a Beach in December. From the Artist: "My goal is simple. If a painting says "beach" to me, and then goes on to say "beach" to you, I've done my job. If my colors sing and dance on the canvas, I've done my job. If there is an abstract quality to my painting, and it still sings "beach" I've really done my job, one I love to do for both me and for you. ..."

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Encore Gallery
, 109 Park Central Square, invites you to enjoy the wood, stone and iron artisanal pieces created by James Faulkner from salvaged materials, architectural remnants and more. 

European Cafe by Sweet Couture, 
a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy its regular displays of local art and wildly creative edibles.  Note: European Café is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 11 p.m.

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Fresh Gallery presents December Featured Artist Carole Ogden, plus Fresh Christmas, its Windows on the Walk entry benefiting The Rare Breed.

The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre presents Victorian Springfield - An Era of Elegance and Growth, plus A Victorian Christmas Carol, the History Museum's Windows on the Walk entry, with donations benefiting Salvation Army. Free admission during First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies for Second Saturday). 

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Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to Meet the Artists at Hotel V. Featured artworks include those by Stephanie Cramer, Julie Blackmon, Dustin Burgert, Jeff Broekhoeven, Shelly Forbes, Andrew Begemann and Michael Stelzer. Enjoy Hotel Vandivort's unique atmosphere, art and upscale dining at The Order. 

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IdeaXFactory presents Contemporary Ceramic Sculptures by Rodo Padilla, which will be incorporated into IdeaXFactory's Windows on the Walk entry, Peace Through People, benefiting Springfield Sister Cities Association. 
     Rodo Padilla is a ceramics and bronze sculptor from our sister city Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico, where he maintains a working studio with 24 employees. After graduating as an industrial engineer at University of Guadalajara, he studied ceramics in Japan, Argentina and Italy. Rodo has received Mexico's National Award of Ceramics awards in 1992, 2000, 2003 and 2007, and he is currently represented by Tlaquepaque and Puerto Vallarta galleries. 

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Brick City
MSU Brick City Gallery presents Bachelor of Fine Art Senior Exhibitions in December.

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MSU Student Exhibition Center presents the Senior BFA in Studio Art Exhibition

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Summer's Song: The Art of Penny Gordon-Chumbley
From the Artist: "Ordinary objects are often extraordinary. Through careful observation of that we take for granted, we notice how something is created. We wonder at its complexity, its myriad uses, or how it can add to our enjoyment of life. Or we just admire a thing for itself alone-its beauty, solidity and timelessness. ..."

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 OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz presents the OTC Fall Student Showcase for First Friday Art Walk Dec. 4, plus Enlighten Awareness, its Windows on the Walk entry benefiting AIDS Project of the Ozarks. The OTC Fall Student Showcase is always a feast for the senses with incredible art, live music and live performances. Note: OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its art reception starts at 5 p.m.

Park Central Branch Library
 presents an Exhibit of Paintings by Cindy Green for First Friday and Second Saturday in December, plus it will feature a Windows on the Walk entry. Also, only during the December Walk, don't miss the library's Art Talk: Cindy Sherman's Cindy Doll: Stop-Motion Film and Female Identity by Jessica Ball, an art major, art history minor in the Honors College at Missouri State University

Qdoba Mexican Grill presents An Artist to Be Announced in for First Friday and Second Saturday in  December. Note: Qdoba Mexican Grill is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 3 a.m. (and offering late-night-only breakfast fare).

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., invites you to enjoy A Series of Series by Featured Artist Marian Chamberlain for First Friday and Second Saturday in December.
Originally from the Springfield Missouri area, Marian's work has been influenced by a strong personal drive, an art and art history based education, her experiences as an educator and her personal experiences residing in other states.
"I work in printmaking, pastel, graphite, and watercolor, as well as in a variety of other media. Printmaking has been a recent passion for me, as it allows me to combine drawing and an involved artistic and technical process." 

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to enjoy a celebration of seasonal wonders as its glass masters create Snowmen & Santas in December. 
     Springfield Hot Glass Studio is a working hot glass studio/ gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work that offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays! 

Springfield Pottery, a fine craft studio,  presents fine craft by over 45 local, regional and national artists. Join them for First Friday and Second Saturday in December.

Transformation Gallery & Tattoo is a venue for Original Fine Artwork by Gabe Tenneson and Austin Evans. Open for First Friday and Second Saturday. 


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European Cafe by Sweet Couture

Hotel Vandivort
Springfield Art Museum

Downtown CID 


See you downtown!
Clarissa French
Art Walk Communications Director