Update: Enjoy 25 different art venues during May 6 Art Walk
Kick off ArtsFest weekend with First Friday Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. May 6 – a multifaceted evening of art, music, food and fun in 25 participating art venues. Concurrent with Art Walk, ArtsFiesta! takes place at Founders’ Park, 330 E. Water St., 6-9 p.m. This celebration of Mexican culture features an authentic Mariachi band, Mariachi Viva Jalisco, from Springfield’s sister city of Tlaquepaque, Mexico. Enjoy music, dance, children’s games, authentic Mexican food and more. Admission to ArtsFiesta! is $3; children 10 and under get in free.
Also, be sure to stop by Art Walk’s nonprofit booth anytime during ArtsFest weekend and make a FREE beaded bracelet!
May Art Walk Highlights:
- Party down with 417 Magazine at 319 W. Walnut during 417′s 10th Anniversary Celebration. Enjoy art by 417 Magazine Photographers, plus live music by Pearl, food by Flame and much more!
- Experience a joyous expression of creativity by Bezalel, the Central Assembly of God artists’ group, this month only at Fria Frozen Yogurt, 301 Park Central West.
- Experience works of art by The Springfield Boys & Girls Club Photography Club at CaraDee Photography
- Enjoy a double helping of fine art with No Rules, No Boundaries: Paintings by Debra Sutherland and Stevia Bonebrake at The Creamery Arts Center
- View a selection of Michael Parkes Lithographs at DB Design Salon & Gallery, part of the owners’ private collection of works by the renowned Missouri-born artist
- Enjoy Senior Exhibitions by college students from Evangel, Drury and MSU at the Evangel Bellwether Gallery, The Gillioz, Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, MSU Brick City Gallery and MSU Student Exhibition Center, plus experience a full range of artistic expression with OTC Fine Art Gallery’s Fine Art Student Showcase Exhibition Spring 2011
- Fresh Gallery presents A Celebration of Color and Texture, a show of new works by May Featured Artists Alicia Farris and Fonda Golding, plus the Fresh Gallery Anniversary Silent Auction
- Enjoy found object art by Randy Russell and Sad Animals by Cole Closser at Good Girl Art Gallery. Also don’t miss Good Girl’s 10th Anniversary Celebration!
- Obelisk Home hosts The First 40 Years, a display of art by Kickapoo High School students, faculty and alumni, celebrating 40 years of visual art at KHS
- Randy Bacon Studio & Gallery presents an opening reception for The Best of the Best Art Exhibit, featuring works by Springfield Public High School Art Students
For families on the go, the Downtown Y offers affordable child care for Art Walking parents via Family Art Night, serving children ages 3 months to 12 years, 6:30-9 p.m. for only $10 per child with preregistration; $13 per child without preregistration. Kids enjoy healthy activities and snacks, story time and a hands-on art project to take home. Call (417) 862-8962, ext. 149, for information or to preregister.
May Gallery Guide
At Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, the beauty of early spring has arrived in a series of black-and-white photographs by Chris Wood, along with his new R. E. S. T. photography and paintings collection. Other displays include: Anticipating Spring: Fassnight Creek by Annette Wardell, Waterfalls by Harold Patterson and George W. Kiefer’s historic murals. 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
Canvas, 315 South Avenue, invites you to stop by to see local artists and Living Art! Kids are always welcome to explore their creative side at the Make and Take corner. We will also have face painting by Frenchie. (417)-869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment.
CaraDee Photography Fine Art Portraits and Gallery, 305 E. Walnut, Ste. 109, will be displaying Photography from The Springfield Boys & Girls Club Photography Club! Some of the artists will be on hand to meet and greet, during First Friday Art Walk, and appetizers will be served. (417) 368-7341 www.caraspictures.com
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents No Rules, No Boundaries: Paintings by Debra Sutherland and Stevia Bonebrake, with an opening reception 6-9 p.m. as part of First Friday Art Walk. Debra and Stevia have been friends living in Springfield for many years. Sharing their passion for painting has not only contributed to their friendship, it has made their respective work all the more vibrant and creative. They both agree that art should be a true expression of self, with no rules and no boundaries. This exhibition is presented free to the public throughout the month of May. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents a collection of Michael Parkes Lithographs. Enjoy the works of this renowned Missouri-born artist, a master of magical realism, plus see DB Design’s ongoing display of pottery featuring Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone, as well as jewelry by Tammy Kirks. (417) 864-4343
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents the Senior Capstone Exhibition. Enjoy the opening reception 6-9 p.m. during the May 6 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Th
The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, features the work of 12 graduating Evangel seniors. Media include photography, graphic design, drawing, printmaking, and painting. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. W-Sat
Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artists Bill D Baunach and Judy Oehlke working on and displaying their art in the Bistro. Farmers Gastropub invites artists who are interested in demonstrating their talents on future First Fridays to contact owner Bill Griffiths. (417) 864-6994 www.farmersgastropub.com The Gastropub is open 9:30-11 p.m. M-W and 9:30 a.m.-midnight Th-Sat, with Bistro Dining 6-9:30 p.m. Th-Sat
Fresh, located at the southwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents A Celebration of Color and Texture, a show of new works by May Featured Artists Alicia Farris and Fonda Golding. When Alicia Farris started learning the techniques of watercolor over 10 years ago, she merely sought to cultivate her artistic roots, which had lain dormant while she focused on career and family. A few evening classes, she thought, would rekindle her hobby and provide her with a creative outlet. She never dreamed that painting would lead her to new passion, new friends, and new connections all over the region, as well as all over the country, not to mention numerous awards. Fonda Golding has been working with glass since the early ‘80s, and she has taken several stained glass classes including copper foil, lead came, and more recently, fusing. In addition to these interests she is a potter, a coppersmith, and a woodworker. Of all the mediums, glass has become her favorite, probably, she says, because it is so colorful. Enjoy Alicia and Fonda’s work, plus art by Fresh’s 18 regional artists. www.fresh.org. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat
Fria Frozen Yogurt, 301 Park Central West, presents a show by Bezalel, the artists’ group of Central Assembly of God. Experience works by artists including Ellen Baum, Barbara Cavaness, Gayle Page, Jennifer Hall, Edna Crouch, Susan Rybarczyk and Kathy Self. (417) 987-3436 Click here to visit Fria on Facebook
Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents Drury University senior Aaron Robison’s final collegiate project: Missouri, As Depicted By The Outside. “Four years of networking and traveling have taught me one thing: According to everyone else, Missouri is basically one big town,” says Robison, a design arts and advertising major, “I thought taking these perceptions and creating them would be a fun and interesting perspective on a culture I’ve known my entire life.” Robison’s photography exhibit will be displayed alongside his mentor, photographer Brad Wilkinson, who will also be displaying his work. (417) 863-7843 www.gillioz.org
Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Artists Randy Russell and Cole Closser in May. Randy will be showing assemblages of found objects connected by personal history and interest. Cole, a soon-to-be MSU grad, will present his senior exhibition titled Sad Animals. Consisting of comic strips, paintings, prints, “Sad Animals” is a collection of crestfallen creatures, caught up in acts of deep despair and desperation – a maudlin mess of melancholy miscreants, madmen, and mice. Expect sorrow, adventure and alcoholism, along with the public premiere of the artist’s animated short film about a little girl lost in a land of crying critters, and a “collector” who keeps them all captive. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat
Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., is proud to present new work by local painters Dave Bennett and Tim Breaux. Continuing their artistic explorations of Missouri and the Southwest, Bennett and Breaux return to Hawthorn with new bodies of work. Experience Art in Action at Hawthorn from 6 to 10 p.m. during Art Walk. Meet the artists and see them at work on new paintings, and also enjoy Live Music by Dale Augustson. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat
Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., presents Gavyn Sky with exclusive gallery representation managed by Obelisk Home. April’s EXPOSED! exhibit proved that this Springfield genius is in demand! See Gavyn’s work as never before at Inveno, home to locally-mastered medical devices and products that benefit the Springfield community and beyond. www.invenohealth.com (417)831-1270.
The Lime Agency, 400 E. Walnut, B-100 – located in the basement office suite at the southeast corner of Walnut and Jefferson – presents A Show to Be Announced.. www.thelimeagency.com 417-501-4801 Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. M-F
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents the BFA/Studio Art Exhibition, featuring the work of 10 MSU students completing requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts/Studio Arts degree. (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Art and Design Department’s BFA in Design Senior Students’ Professional Design Practicum Final Projects Exhibition. The final projects of the Design Practicum are based on the students’ ability to define and select complex problems of visual communication that require the work of a designer and/or illustrator. The process of design continues to be the emphasis of this problem, as well as visually organizing that process for presentation. Students are encouraged to work with community nonprofit organizations. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat, closed major holidays and University holidays
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, proudly presents The First 40 Years. Kickapoo High School Art Department celebrates 40 years of visual arts with an exhibition of student, alumni and teacher artwork. Featured artists are Joel Blackburn, Cynthia Bylander, Laura Davis, Julia Ensz, Scott Faught, Steve Fielding, Mary Hamilton, Sylvia Hardy, Brooke Hartley, Alex Inman, Alyse Johnson, Amber Jones, Kristen Kemper, Cara Keith Kerr, Josh Kroeger, Francois Lariviere, Beth Lawson, Maddi McCann, John McCarthy, Lauren McLarry, Mari Moore, Brad Noble, Frank Norton, Trenton O’Dell, Annie Pennington, Aimee Pong, James Radke, Paula Rosen, Holli Smith, Jean Stewart and Jennifer Ziegler. Plus enjoy live musical performance by the Kilgore Sisters furing First Friday Art Walk. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Art Gallery, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor of the Gillioz, presents the Fine Art Student Showcase Exhibition Spring 2011. Enjoy artwork from OTC Fine Art students in Drawing I and II, Two-Dimensional Design, Three-Dimensional Design, Printmaking, Painting I, and Art and Experience. We will also have performances from our Music Department classes including Songwriting 101 and a performance on the harp by Abby Adams. Special refreshments will be served during the opening reception, part of First Friday Art Walk. All are invited to this wonderful showcase of student talent! (417) 447-8873 Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. F; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Fridays
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents an exhibit of works by friends and family of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. The 6 p.m. Art Talk features Ryan Baker on A New Romanticism. (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
Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., presents an opening art reception for Springfield Public High School Art Students, 9th thru 12th grade, during the May 6 Art Walk. The Best of the Best Art Exhibit will fill the Bacon Gallery with over 30 pieces of original artwork! Bacon’s adjoining gallery, Figment Art Gallery & Culture House, will exhibit new art work by the working artists of Figment. The reception is free and open to the public. Free refreshments, local vendors and live music will top off the night! Main Street at College directly outside of the gallery will be closed down to host the James River Dance Team. You won’t want to miss it! (417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com www.gallerysounds.net Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat
Revel Advertising, 214 W. Phelps, Ste.102, conveniently located next to Obelisk Home in the Inspired Commerce building will feature Elizabeth Chapman during the month of May. Elizabeth is an expressionistic abstract artist who has spent a majority of her life in the Ozarks. She graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education, which she uses as an art educator. Elizabeth states “the journey begins with a blank canvas: believing in faith that a painting will emerge. The first marks are made and the dialogue has begun. Responding instinctively; colors, lines and textures bring life to the canvas. Music often strikes the chords of inspiration, drawing out the deep emotions that become a work of art. This universal language is used as personal communication to the viewer.”(417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com.
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., presents Floral Fantasies, with the artists of Hot Glass Studio crafting floral beads, as well as vases with glass-flower designs. See the ancient art of glassblowing up close and in person during the May 6 Art Walk, and be sure to ask about Springfield Hot Glass’s schedule of classes! (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., will host An Exploration in Polypores and other Crustlike Fungi; featuring the work of ceramic artist Neely Hachtel. Hachtel’s work draws inspiration from her adventurous hiking trips over the last eight years. From the Appalachian Trail to the Continental Divide Trail, she has come to appreciate all that nature has brought to her work. An opening reception for the artist will be held 6-10 p.m. during the May 6 First Friday Art Walk. 417-864-4677. www.springfieldpottery.com firstname.lastname@example.org Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat