Second Saturday features Pour Amour at Fresh
Join the galleries of First Friday Art Walk for Second Saturday, noon-5 Feb.10 in 14 locations featuring Fresh Gallery’s Pour Amour. Second Saturday is Art Walk’s laid-back, Saturday afternoon stroll version of the Walk for all ages.
Art Inspired does Sip & Paint: Mardi Gras for Second Saturday
Art Inspired invites you to enjoy Featured Artist Holly Goodwin: Molecular Internal Expanse, plus hands-on creativity with Sip & Paint: Mardi Gras at 3 p.m. on Second Saturday Feb. 10. A $35 fee covers all Sip & Paint materials and instruction; sessions are BYOB so be sure to bring your favorite beverage to sip. Participants must enroll at least 48 hours in advance.
Fresh Gallery raises a glass to romance with Pour Amour
Fresh Gallery invites you to enjoy Visiting Artist Larry DeGraff along with Fresh’s annual Pour Amour event. Pour Amour features hand-painted wineglasses for purchase and a complementary “pour” of your favorite beverage. Purchase glasses decorated by Fresh artists or paint your own!
History Museum on the Square circles the wagons in February
The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre invites you to enjoy Memories of the Mother Road – Birthplace of Route 66 with the addition of two amazing pieces from the museum’s transportation collection: an original Springfield Wagon, and an original local Rural Mail Wagon, both from the early 1900s. Regular admission applies for Second Saturday.
University galleries return from winter break with new shows
MSU Brick City Gallery presents Keaton Wynn: Power Play, a collection of ceramic sculpture, and Dick Lehman: Celebrating Mystery in the Microcosm, featuring ceramic vessels and micro-photography.
MSU Student Exhibition Center welcomes the MSU Art +Design Student Foundation Exhibition with a variety of creations on a carnival theme.
February 2018 Second Saturday
Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, presents Featured Artist Holly Goodwin with her collection Molecular Internal Expanse, plus get hands-on creative with Sip & Paint: Mardi Gras at 3 p.m. on Second Saturday. Sip & Paint is a BYOB event; otherwise a $35 fee covers all materials to create a festive 16×30 painting on canvas. Be sure to register at least 48 hours in advance at (417) 868-8084!
About the Artist: Born into a creative family in St. Louis in 1979, Holly Hendrix Goodwin had no choice but to be an artist. Her mother, a fashion designer and merchandiser by trade, also had her own cooking show, is a musician and passed her talent on to her daughter. Holly’s brother, an artist since birth, is now a professional illustrator and professor at Washington University in St. Louis.
Holly’s artwork focuses on the molecular structure of her own skeletal muscle because she was diagnosed in October of 2012 with a rare genetic muscle condition called McArdle’s Disease. Her artwork is now a vehicle for her to explore her own disease, do research, and educate others about rare illnesses like McArdle’s.
An artist’s journey is not a destination, but the experiences collected along the road. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101 , presents It’s Not Natural by Lil Olive and Tommi Clark. Former “Good Girls” Lil Olive and Tommi Clark join forces in February for their show It’s Not Natural: A combination of paintings and assemblages by both artists that infer commentary on gun violence, war, the environment and other “un-natural” disasters.” www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy local art and wildly creative edibles.
www.417EuropeanCafe.com (417) 942-5055 Open 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. F & Sat
Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Visiting Artist Larry DeGraff and Fresh’s annual Pour Amour, featuring hand-painted wine glasses and a pour of your favorite beverage, on Second Saturday Feb. 10.
It’s not unusual to find Larry DeGraff at the end of a dirt road, brush in hand, trying to capture the light unique to that place and time. His goal: to share the beauty all around that we are too busy to see.
Larry showed impressive artistic talent at a young age and developed his skills toward a career in illustration. He eventually built a client list that included Warner Brothers and the Walt Disney Company. In the midst of tight deadlines and constant revisions, Larry missed the joy of creating that he remembered from childhood and began to paint for himself. He found inspiration in the Impressionists and the Hudson River School.
In 2011, Larry left his job as a Hallmark Cards artist to pursue painting fine art full time. He has since won many awards in juried national exhibitions and competed in over 40 plein air events. He is represented by galleries in Colorado, Missouri and Kansas. His work has been featured in Southwest Art magazine. Larry and his wife Gina live in Ozark. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk
The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre, 157 Park Central Square , is circling the wagons in February. Enjoy Memories of the Mother Road – Birthplace of Route 66 with the addition of two amazing pieces from the museum’s transportation collection: an original Springfield Wagon, and an original local Rural Mail Wagon, both from the early 1900s. Free Museum Night during Art Walk. Regular admission applies for Second Saturday. (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org
Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St. , a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to experience its unique atmosphere, original artworks and upscale dining at The Order. Open for Second Saturday in February. (417) 832-1515 www.hotelvandivort.com
IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, Will Not Participate in Second Saturday but don’t miss a very special event Feb. 16 with Open Studios Night, Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. Featuring the workspaces and work in progress of Sarah Jones, Mikey Yates, and other artists. Visit flex studio spaces inside the ideaXfactory, talk to artists about their work and get involved with future ideaXfactory projects and exhibitions! http://ideaxfactory.com
Millet and Hammer, 405-407 N. Boonville Ave., a collaborative studio and purveyor of locally made furniture and home décor, invites you to experience the new work its members have created for the month and the exciting projects in which they are involved. (417) 413-3817 www.milletandhammer.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents pair of shows in February: Keaton Wynn: Power Play, a collection of ceramic sculpture, and Dick Lehman: Celebrating Mystery in the Microcosm, featuring ceramic vessels and micro-photography for Second Saturday in February. (417) 836-6794http://art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Fri, noon-5 p.m. Sat and by appointment; closed Sunday and University holidays
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the MSU Art +Design Student Foundation Exhibition for Second Saturday in February. The MSU Art Foundations exhibition showcases students’ understanding of various artistic concepts in two- and three-dimensional design and drawing, and the development of artistic skills through classroom instruction. This show is free and open to the public. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents The Art of Shannon Bacon, Iron and Gold: Pathways to Oneself
Show Statement: Iron and Gold: Pathways To Oneself is a rich, complex reflection on what it means to be a strong, yet vulnerable person in today’s often gritty yet fabulously amazing world. Hence the creation of “Iron and Gold,” two very contrasting elements. Bacon uses iron as a metaphor for strength, and gold as a metaphor for vulnerability. Iron is a brittle, hard substance that is a crucial building block of steel that nourishes plants and helps carry oxygen in our blood—iron is always busy helping sustain life on earth. Gold is a soft metal with the highest malleability and ductility of any element; bright and typically slightly reddish yellow. It is fragile yet resilient in its own right.
Bacon’s paintings take an emotional, intricate and deep look at what it takes to live in the present, to be brave enough to listen to one’s sixth sense and to fully live free—even when tough decisions have to be made. “To ask for what we need and want out of life doesn’t mean we have to be hard, bossy or insensitive. We can do it by using the unique emotional intelligence chip we were all born with. We can be brave and listen to what that little voice inside of us says, and do what we think is good and right in order to live out our full potential as a human.
“We can be strong (iron) yet vulnerable and soft, (gold),” says Bacon. “It means doing you, loving you and being you, no matter the cost as long as you can love big along the way.” —Shannon Bacon (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, present a new display, Photos of Denali National Park by Shelley Scanlon. (417) 831-1342 http://facebook.com/thelibrary.org Open 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. M-Th and 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. F & Sat Closed Sunday.
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a working artist studio, celebrates the Valentine Season crafting Hearts, Flowers, Vases and All Things Red for Second Saturday Feb. 10. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that not only produces a range of amazing ceramics, but also features examples of Fine Craft by over 45 Local, Regional and National Artists. Springfield Pottery welcomes you to Second Saturday in February. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, displays works by Kit King, Casey Baugh and Nick Baxter in its permanent collection, plus, for a limited engagement, works by local oil painter Michael Buesking and local metal sculptor James Dale. Don’t miss Transformation’s selection of artist prints, as well (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat