October Art Walk features phenomenal exhibitions
First Friday Art Walk offers an amazing array of art and activities on Oct. 5. Along with new sponsor Social on Patton making its Art Walk debut, The eFactory joins us for an October exclusive Open House event. Don’t miss favorite annual shows Pure Enjoyment at The Creamery and the Art Walk Anniversary Art Contest Exhibition at MSU Student Exhibition Center, plus much more in 27 participating locations! Also, be sure to visit us again on Oct. 13 for Second Saturday Art Walk, our laidback daytime stroll version of the event, 12-5 p.m.!
The Gallery at Social makes Art Walk debut Oct. 5!
Social on Patton, our newest sponsor, opens its Gallery to Art Walkers with Art in Our Lives: 3 Generations of Arnold Family Works, partnering with Harmony House to kick off their 2018 iCare Campaign against domestic violence.
Art in Our Lives features Julie Blackmon; Rosie Winstead; Philip, Frank and Graham Arnold; Sharon and Eleanor Taylor; Sylvia and John Lampe; and Mabel, Ralph, Birdie and Zelma Johnson.
MSU SEC welcomes Art Walk Anniversary Art Contest
MSU Student Exhibition Center presents the Art Walk Anniversary Art Contest Exhibition. Enjoy works submitted for our annual art contest, and choose the winner of the People’s Choice Award by voting for your favorite at the reception Oct. 5!
eXtreme Fiber Art weaves excitement at ideaXfactory
ideaXfactory presents eXtreme Fiber Art, an exciting mix of contemporary quilts, sculpture, installation, crochet, weaving, needle-felting, book art, origami, and art to wear, featuring both local and nationally awarded artists whose work has appeared in Quilt National and Fiberarts International. An amazing display with live demonstrations!
Creamery Arts Center presents Pure Enjoyment exhibit
The Creamery Arts Center and Brewer Science present Pure Enjoyment, a fantastic selection of artworks from the Rolla region with an Early Bird Reception 5-8 p.m.
Universities post outstanding faculty, alumni exhibits
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery presents the Drury Alumni Exhibition featuring works by Sonster Byurique, Jennifer Wrobleski, Marcus Farr, John Paul Peterson, Christopher Kennedy, Payden Chambers, Skyler Phelps, Brian Rathsom and Cindy Pedigo in a show curated by Jacqueline Warren.
October 2018 Gallery Guide
Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, Will Not Participate in the Oct. 5 Art Walk, but stay tuned: They have exciting things planned for you in November! (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F
Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery, 300 W. McDaniel, presents Featured Artist Donna Rustin in October. Artist Statement: “My art represents a past of childhood abuse, addiction and a life long struggle with mental illness. Putting things together, over time, piece by piece with much thought and reflection until each piece fits precisely where I want it. This is much easier done in art than in life. Putting a piece together takes a lot of time, just like putting a life back together. My time is spent searching for those pieces in art and in life. (417) 771 5487. Open 12-9 p.m. T-Sat
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artists Marissa Mac and Inyeong Lee and their show, Illusioned Reality. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
Crave Cookie Dough, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 102, (right next to BookMarx) features Artist Sarah Rasul, Artists Francois Lariviere and Grace Douglas, and Photographer Dean P Groover. Satisfy your cravings for original art and sweet treats with Crave Oct. 5! (417) 350-1888
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Pure Enjoyment with Brewer Science in cooperation with Arts Rolla. The opening reception will run 5-8pm with light snacks and live acoustic music (417) 862-ARTS (2787). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays Note: The Creamery is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception runs 5-8 p.m.
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents the Drury Alumni Exhibition featuring works by Sonster Byurique, Jennifer Wrobleski, Marcus Farr, John Paul Peterson, Christopher Kennedy, Payden Chambers, Skyler Phelps, Brian Rathsom and Cindy Pedigo in a show curated by Jacqueline Warren. Enjoy the opening reception 5-8 p.m. Oct. 5. Note: Drury Pool Art Center Gallery is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception runs 5-8 p.m.
The eFactory, located at the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, 405 N. Jefferson, returns to Art Walk in October only with an Open House Early Bird Reception 4-8 p.m. featuring an array of local artists: Meike Aton, Jeff Broekhoven, Doug Erb, Monica Lisun, Josh Mitchell, M. Scott Phifer and Markus Pope (417) 837-2600 efactory.missouristate.edu Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F Note: The eFactory is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception begins at 4 p.m.
Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, presents New Works by Featured Artist Stephanie Cramer, plus Featured Artists Shannon Bacon and Dustin Burgert, and works by Featured Artist T.D. Scott. (417) 633-7020 www.equality.healthcare Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Fri Note: Equality Healthcare is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception runs 5-8 p.m.
European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy local art and wildly creative edibles during the First Friday and Second Saturday Art Walks.
www.417EuropeanCafe.com (417) 942-5055 Open 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. F & Sat Note: European Café is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 11 p.m.
Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artists Linda Kirchner and Lea Dingman for First Friday Art Walk Oct. 5. Also, don’t miss a special Second Saturday Art Walk reception with Kirchner, Dingman and woodturner Carl Huser 3-5 p.m. Oct. 13 with light snacks and entertainment. Also, don’t miss Fresh’s Big Modern Pop Up show on First Friday and by appointment
Linda Kirchner: A lifetime of jigsaw puzzles, travel and geometry combine to create Linda Kirchner’s unique art. Her 28 years of teaching geometry brings in a playful obsession with parallel lines, polygons, arcs and circles. Add in her love of travel and a variety of topics from urban and rural settings find their way to her work. Her abstract art emerges as she lets the angles and curves create a new world. So, numerous color changes, a wide range of topics and boundless shapes produce a stained glass effect that will dance from her canvas into your heart
Lea Dingman: “I paint to live and breathe. Before painting I saw black and white; now I see color. It is literally life and breath to me today. I am accepting gifts from God now. Every time my paints touch canvas, I truly believe that I am an artist and I receive the blessing of creativity unconditionally. Each painting comes with a word to my heart that I translate to what my eyes can see. Understanding each painting has a mission, a purpose, as it waits for the one it was intended for. I am blown away by the magic of it all as I have no choice but to catch the blessings as they fall.” (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, presents Memories of the Mother Road – Birthplace of Route 66. Enjoy the history of some of the iconic neon signs that once lined the Mother Road. Travel back in time on Route 66 and visit the fun places that put Springfield on the map. FREE Museum Night during Art Walk; regular admission applies for Second Saturday. (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.or
Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents October Featured Artist Elizabeth Chapman
Artist Statement: “As an abstract expressionist artist, I paint intuitively. For me, intuitive painting is kind of like going on a trip with vague plans—or maybe no plans at all. I’m deeply inspired by music, but sometimes I paint without it, dancing to my own song as I place colors and lines on the canvas. Whether I paint abstracts, florals, or people, each painting merges my experiences and memories, and it’s all in response to the beauty I see. I’m often asked how long it takes me to complete a painting, to which I respond, “All my life!” And the journey is pure adventure!
“My upbringing was full of adventure, too, with my childhood split between two distinct and influential cultures. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, I moved to rural Missouri as a girl, from the city to the country. Even though I’ve now spent most of my life in the United States, I still feel strong ties to Hispanic culture, and I attribute my love of color to my Spanish heritage: My paintings have been described as bold, lively, and vivid, with a complexity of layers.” Open for First Friday and Second Saturday. (417) 832-1515 www.hotelvandivort.com Note: Hotel Vandivort is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Open 24-7-365
IdeaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville, features eXtreme Fiber Art, an exciting mix of contemporary quilts, sculpture, installation, crochet, weaving, needle-felting, book art, origami, and art to wear, featuring both local and nationally awarded artists whose work has appeared in Quilt National and Fiberarts International. We will also have some of fiber art making tools such as looms and a knitting machine on display. See live floor loom weaving demonstrations by master weaver Paula Rosen. Featured artists include Deidre Argyle, Mia Bloom, Roxie Castro, Lura Faye, Carlynn Forst, Anita Grant, Sharon Harper, Jennifer Hateley, Shen Chen Hsieh, Sarah Jones, Patty Kennedy-Zafred, Carole Loeffler, Penny Mateer, Eleanor McCain, Kathy Nida, Megan Rosen, Paula Rosen, Pam RuBert, Hannah Sheppeck, Susan Shie, Rebecca Siemering, Jo Van Arkel, Laura Wasilowski, and more. http://ideaxfactory.com
Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy the work of Featured Artist Todd Godwin Oct. 5. A self-taught artist from Conway, Ark., Godwin’s philosophy is that the more you work at it the better you get! A musician and recording artist with four studio albums to his credit, he has performed in music shows, done Elvis impersonations and is the lead singer and frontman for River City, an up-tempo country band out of Pine Bluff, Ark. Experience his many talents during Art Walk! (417) 755-7681 manesalonandsocial.com Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
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, proudly presents Euduard Cehovin, Radovan Jenko, and Cedomir Kostovic: Graphic Design in October and November. (417) 836-6794 http://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 Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, invites you to celebrate Harvest with them during Art Walk in October. Learn about harvest celebrations in countries including China, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. The Center of International Programs brings the world to southwest Missouri through art, cultural displays, food, music, and more. http://international.missouristate.edu
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Art Walk Anniversary Art Contest Exhibition. Enjoy works submitted for our annual art contest, and help us choose the winner of the People’s Choice Award by voting for your favorite during the Art Walk reception Oct. 5! Entries due Sept. 28. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents The Art of Stephanie Cramer in October.
Artist Statement: “I see the painter as analogous to an actor/director bringing the viewer along to new places, memories, dreams, and family histories. I like to give the viewer space to interpret what they see on the canvas. Center stage in my art is the figure—an object in motion, as if the figure is caught, just for an instant; a glimpse, a snapshot before the gesture is complete. I’m not in search of exact representation. I’m intent rather on provoking a sense of tension or intensity. These, plus color, bring the emotion to the painting. Whether spatial or expressionistic, the implied relationship between figures is intended to arouse curiosity. Painting is like a freeze frame. It helps both the viewer and the painter to pause—if just for a second as we enter into that two dimensional space. Most of the time the stage is imaginary or based on dreams and memories. Like Alice, the viewer is invited to step into the drama or the wonderland inside the looking glass.” — Stephanie Cramer (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents an evening of art and culture for Art Walk in October. At 6 p.m. Hanna Flanagan, journalism major and art history/communications minor at Missouri State University, will present A Review of Byzantine Iconoclasm and Imperial Power During the Eighth Century. At 7 p.m. Nigerian artist Ibiyinka Alao, first prize recipient of the United Nations International Art Competition, will present Visions of True Colors, about his work and display samples. Alao’s paintings are a rare collection of an artist who has spent 21 years expressing a peaceful view of integration of cultures in our world today through the use of colors. On Display, 6-9 p.m. Art Walk reception ends at 9. (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.
Social on Patton, 314 Patton Ave., our newest sponsor, makes its Art Walk debut with Art in Our Lives: 3 Generations of Arnold Family Works, partnering with Harmony House to kick off their 2018 iCare Campaign against domestic violence.
Come join us this October at the Gallery at Social to discover Art in Our Lives and meet our featured artists: Julie Blackmon; Rosie Winstead; Philip, Frank and Graham Arnold; Sharon and Eleanor Taylor; Sylvia and John Lampe; and Mabel, Ralph, Birdie and Zelma Johnson.
Social on Patton, the Downtown restaurant recognized by 417 Magazine for “reinventing its menu for the changing tastes of Springfield,” is also reinventing the concept of a Springfield art gallery under the leadership of Robert and Carrie Sonnemaker.
Reaching out to the Rountree Neighborhood community of artists during the buildout of the new Team Taco facility on Cherry, we discovered great interest in supporting our mission which includes philanthropy as an integral component of our business plan. Social will direct profit from its gallery to supporting the community programs of Harmony House.
Enjoy this remarkable exhibit in support of Harmony House on First Friday and throughout the month, and you can look forward to our next exhibit in November: Rosie Winstead – Collages.
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Carole Ogden: Communities.
Communities is a collection of oil paintings from photography. I have collaborated with photographers from around the world. I have taken their photographs and transformed them into my own interpretation, showing that it does not matter where one is, we can always relate to communities from around the world.
“A true community is not just about being geographically close to someone or part of the same social web network. It’s about feeling connected and responsible for what happens. Humanity is our ultimate community… ” – Yehuda Berg (417) 832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com Open 11 a.m.-Last Call M-F; 9 a.m.- Last Call Sat-Sun
Note: Springfield Brewing Company is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Entertainment begins as early as 5 p.m. and shows run as late as Last Call on First Fridays.
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a working artist studio, is creating seasonal glories in glass with its Pumpkin Party, plus a variety of holiday items and ornaments. Visit them on First Friday and Second Saturday. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, concludes its First Friday Art Walk Open House with the October Art Walk, so if you haven’t been by, now’s the time! The Calaboose, Springfield’s original jail, was built in 1891 and used until the 1940s. The historic display covers a wide variety of fascinating crimes, lawmen and relics of law enforcement past. The Calaboose is a stop well worth your time – drop in on First Friday! For more information on Springfield law enforcement history, visit www.springfieldmo.gov/spd/AboutUs/history.html Open until 9 p.m. on First Fridays
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 First Friday and Second Saturday Art Walks in October. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
STD Flea Market/Grey Rocks Event Center, 505 E. Trafficway, presents Featured Artist Karen Frans Lowry plus Live Music with Crystal Purvis.
Lowry was interested in art from an early age and developed her true appreciation of art from instructors Mary Scott and Don Henderson. Over the years she has done portraits, taught drawing and painted murals for downtown business. She has exhibited on the Art Walk and has works in a gallery in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
Purvis will be performing 7-9 p.m. She brings an artistic mix of piano, guitar and strong vocals to an eclectic selection of music ranging from folk, pop and blues.Art Walk reception ends at 9. (417) 425-2019 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, presents Art by Austin Evans, and Limited Edition prints will be available for purchase. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
U.school, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, explores the Macabre through art and performance during October’s First Friday Art Walk. The school will be set up as a gallery space and open 6:30-8 p.m. www.u.school