Art Walk rebounds from winter storm with Snow Day Makeup event on Dec. 13
The weather slowed us down last week, but Art Walk rallies this Friday with the First Friday Art Walk Snow Day Makeup. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Yule, Kwanzaa or Festivus, Downtown Springfield offers glittering lights, live music, amazing art, hands-on activities, live demonstrations and more in 19 participating venues, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 13! At the same time, downtown merchants pull out all the stops for holiday shoppers with the Downtown Springfield Association’s Shop Downtown event, beginning at 5 p.m. View and Print the Snow Day Makeup Art Walk Map with show descriptions to plan your route.
In December, the Art of Space returns to IdeaXFactory; OTC Fine Art Gallery puts on a show with its 2013 Fall Showcase; Drury Pool Art Center Gallery welcomes Thirty-Eight Years and My Eyes Have Been Open Wide, a James Radke retrospective; and Springfield Hot Glass Studio demonstrates its Newest Designs.
Highlights of the December Art Walk include:
• Visit Art Inspired for Photography and Stained Glass by Nathan Smith
• Nostalgia is the theme of the student art show at Evangel Bellwether
• Good Girl Art Gallery presents two shows in December: The Store Window Series: Sacred and Secular by Randy Russell and WALLPAPER: Layers of Time by Barbara Williams
• Park Central Branch Library presents Art on the Wild Side Artwork created by Zoo Animals, plus Live Music by Lyal Strickland
• Qdoba Mexican Grill presents Featured Artist Allan Lee, 9th Degree Black Belt in Japanese Goju Ryu Karate and Sumi-e artist.
• Revel Advertising is proud to offer The Art of Tom Parker in December.
• RSVPaint presents its Children’s Art Exhibit, and invites you to see a painting class in action Dec. 13.
• Springfield Brewing Company welcomes Featured Artists Dee Giles, John Payne and Robin Coulter
• University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center welcomes Artists Joey Borovicka, Donna Foster, John Payne and Gavyn Sky
Art Walk is also proud to announce that Bistro Market has joined us as an Art Walk sponsor. We thank them for their support!
December 2013 Gallery Guide
Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, is proud to present Photography and Stained Glass by local artist Nathan Smith in December. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, invites you to Shop Downtown and enjoy its current art display, Pieces and Parts, a solo show of new work by Artist Karlei Baker including mixed media sculpture, encaustics and acrylic paintings. (417) 830-8186 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, Will Be Closed for the Dec. 13 Art Walk. Pop Art Remix will debut with the January Art Walk instead. 417-862-2787(ARTS) www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents Featured Artist Stevia Bonebrake plus Photography by Carl James. DB Design also offers a unique collection of original pottery by John Ehlers and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., proudly presents Thirty-Eight Years and My Eyes Have Been Open Wide, a James Radke retrospective. The Artist’s Reception will be Wednesday, Dec. 11, and the exhibit will be open 6-9 p.m. for the Dec. 13 Art Walk Snow Day Makeup. James Radke has been documenting his daily life and visual discoveries for almost 40 years. Thirty-eight Years will provide the visitors to the Pool Art Center a glimpse into Radke’s world. Individual pieces from several bodies of work including “Street Photography,” “Jazz in the San Francisco Bay Area” and “Polaroid Diaries of the Gulf Wars” will be included in this retrospective. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, presents Evangel student artwork on the theme Nostalgia for the December Art Walk. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat
Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, Will Be Closed in the Dec. 13 Art Walk as they are moving out of the Downtown area. We wish them all the best in their new location! (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, 400 W. Walnut, presents its Holiday Show featuring small pieces ideal for gift giving, jewelry, original art Christmas cards and more! 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 Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents two shows in December: The Store Window Series: Sacred and Secular by Randy Russell and WALLPAPER: Layers of Time by Barbara Williams. Of The Store Window Series-Sacred and Secular, Randy Russell says, “I remain interested in assemblage compositions, with those compositions now evolving more frequently into sculptural works. This series comes from memories growing up in St. Louis and the wonder that the large store windows in the Downtown area held for me during the Holiday Season. Collected objects in the assemblage compositions evoke those memories, the time they represent and personal history. Not realizing as a child the secularization of the Christmas Season primarily because the images we are exposed to are not designed to make that connection, the representations became more sentimental and commercialized as I grew older, distancing the images even further from the Season they represent. The sculptural angel figures in this series reflect the co-opting of the Holiday and its religious context even more directly, with mixed messages in both the objects and combinations of materials used. As with previous works, some of the works are further informed by fragments of text, which appear in small, almost hidden sections, but remain an integral part in the compositional whole of the piece. All of the pieces are primarily commercialized representations of an idea, an idea over time which has evolved with an entirely different meaning than its origin.” Of WALLPAPER: Layers of Time, Barbara Williams says, “I peeled layers of wallpaper from old Ozarks houses which revealed multiple layers of time, layers of wallpaper styles from the 1930s and later. Some of these old houses used only burlap, newspaper and wallpaper over their frame construction, while some, as during my childhood, used only newspaper for wallpaper. I was inspired to make timepieces from these examples of layered wallpaper, burlap and newspaper within a family home setting. Family members in these pieces are etchings that are part of a larger and longstanding series of my family, Ozarks, 1940s-50s era.” She adds, “Further from home: I was Inspired and touched by the wallpaper and images pasted thereon by Anne Frank at the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. As part of this series on wallpaper I wanted to pay homage to Anne by recreating my version of that wallpaper. Millions have been touched not only by her diary, but also by the intimate space she created by pasting magazine photos of British and American movie stars and other images of interest. During a time of such heartache and stress, she had decorated her wall much like any teenage girl did at the time.” (417) 865-7055 www.ggagallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
The History Museum on the Square, 155 Park Central Square, Will Be Closed for the Dec. 13 Art Walk Snow Day Makeup. It has postponed its show with Featured Artist Jerry L. Rice to the Jan. 3, 2014 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 832-1200 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org
IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, is proud to announce that Art of Space returns to with the installation of Woven Lignin/ Pick-up Stick Pavilion for the Dec. 13 First Friday Art Walk Snow Day Makeup. Made entirely of woven wooden slats and coffee stirring sticks held together by friction and the elasticity of the wood, Woven Lignin/ Pick-up Stick Pavilion is the newest participatory installation by Art of Space since the creation of Rhizomatic Grotto at the Springfield Art Museum in August. Besides providing a great metaphor and vehicle for creating community, weaving space is addictive and fun for everyone! During Art Walk, the dramatically lit Pavilion will serve as a social space dedicated to games of jenga blocks and brightly colored pick-up sticks … Sometimes the challenge of taking apart a pile of sticks is almost as fantastic as putting them together in the first place! Whether you enjoy basking in allegory, or the neon rainbow of Russ RuBert’s Harmonic Wall, the IdeaXFactory will brighten your pre-solstice, post-daylight-savings-time night on Dec. 13. http://ideaxfactory.com
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, Will Be Closed for the Dec. 13 First Friday Art Walk Snow Day Makeup due to graduation. The gallery will reopen in February after the university’s Winter Break. (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, 301 S. Jefferson, Will Be Closed for the Dec. 13 First Friday Art Walk Snow Day Makeup due to graduation. The center will reopen in February after the university’s Winter Break. (417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., Will Be Closed for the Dec. 13 First Friday Art Walk Snow Day Makeup due to graduation. The center will reopen in February after the university’s Winter Break. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat; closed major holidays and University holidays
Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Live Music by Mitchell Austin during the Dec. 13 First Friday Art Walk Snow Day Makeup, plus don’t miss their special Christmas sale. (417) 559-9695
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Artist Daniel Flodin: Color Unleashed “Color and structural elements have always influenced the way I paint, whether done in layers or a single stroke… color speaks into the very emotions of life.” – Daniel Flodin (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents the 6th Annual Fine Art Student Showcase Fall Exhibition. The exhibition features artwork from OTC’s fall 2013 visual arts students. Exhibited artworks will be featured in the lobby of the Gillioz Theater and in the Fine Arts Gallery on the third floor. Highlighted classes are Drawing I and II, Two Dimensional Design, Painting I, Printmaking, and Mobile Phone Photography. Also, don’t miss the First Friday Art Walk exhibition from OTC’s Mobile Phone Photography class on display at the Park Central Library Branch. The OTC Choir will also entertain Art Walk with a Christmas Caroling performance on Park Central Square, then down Park Central East to the Gillioz lobby for a special Christmas Caroling performance. (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 Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites art lovers to enjoy Art on the Wild Side Artwork created by Zoo Animals, an exhibit by the Ozarks Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers, plus Live Music by Lyal Strickland at 7 p.m. (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, 401 S. Kimbrough, presents Featured Artist Allan Lee, 9th Degree Black Belt in Japanese Goju Ryu Karate and Sumi-e artist. Lee began his studies Martial Arts training with Grandmaster Lou Angel in 1973, and he has spent the last 40 years attempting to master this incredible art. Along the way, in an effort to incorporate a more spiritual and Zen like quality to his studies, Shihan Allan Lee has practiced the art of Japanese Sumi-e, ink on paper. Over the past few years his works have sold on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. Lee also teaches at RSVPaint. (417) 866-1399 www.goodwillandguacamole.com
Randy Bacon Photography Studio and Art Gallery, 600 W. College St., Will Be Closed for the Dec. 13 First Friday Art Walk Snow Day Makeup, however, Bacon Studio presents its HOLI-PALOOZA Celebration Extravaganza featuring Live Holiday and Christmas Music, Photos with Santa, the Ugly Sweater Contest, holiday food and more! Enjoy Across El Salvador: Portraits by Randy Bacon and Mixed Media/Digital Works by Artist Judah Fansler, Dec. 20 along with a Gallery Sounds Concert. (417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat
Revel Advertising, 429 N Boonville, presents The Art of Tom Parker for the Dec. 13 Art Walk. (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com
At RSVPaint, 440 S. Campbell Ave., Holiday cheer is in the air and we’re celebrating with a Children’s Art Exhibit and Ceramics by Kaden Myers, plus see a regular RSVPaint class in action or book your own spot at www.RSVPaint.com (417) 413-4331.
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artists Dee Giles, John Payne and Robin Coulter in December. 417-832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., plans to show off its Newest Designs; a modern take on the classic apothecary bottles and our silver-lined mirrored vessels. Gabe and Kathy will be demonstrating glassblowing and torch-working all evening. 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 Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, is Closed for the Winter but will reopen this spring with exciting new displays. For more information on Springfield law enforcement history, visit www.springfieldmo.gov/spd/AboutUs/history.html
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
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. 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 Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, welcomes Artists Joey Borovicka, Donna Foster, John Payne and Gavyn Sky in December. (417) 864-7333 www.upspringfield.com
Wesley Downtown, 413 E. Walnut, Will Be Closed for the Dec. 13 First Friday Art Walk Snow Day Makeup. Wesley Downtown will present its planned Dec. 6 show, the Children Taking a Stand Art Sale, on a future date this spring. (417) 350-9806