Monday, November 21 | Submitted by Clarissa A. French | Downtown Central
Nov. 18, 2011– December heralds the arrival of the holidays, a time when temperatures drop but spirits rise to the singing of children, the glow of candlelight and the warmth of giving and sharing. Downtown glitters with lights and echoes with music, lovers cling closer together, and little ones grow starry-eyed with wonder and wishes.
Art Walk invites you to welcome the yuletide season with original art, live music, art demonstrations and holiday high spirits in 23 participating galleries, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.
SPECIAL EVENTS IN DECEMBER
RANDY BACON PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO AND GALLERY invites you to A Cozy Christmas Celebration with Christmas music, cookies, crafts and refreshments, a Beer Tasting of the craft brews of O’Fallon Brewery, showings of short, vintage Christmas films and some of Randy’s favorite images, plus artwork by the resident artists of Figment Art Gallery and Culture House, adjoining Randy Bacon Studio.
GOOD GIRL ART GALLERY features a double helping of art with META by artist Kolmega Kalbfleisch, including a laser light show and synthesized sounds by DJ Johan, and Stories About Thingsby illustrator Kat Philbin.
FRESH GALLERY features Artist John Payne, a painter who describes his works as spontaneous, organic, uninhibited and, in some cases, charged with social commentary. Enjoy John’s distinctive paintings, plus original works by more than 20 regional artists at Fresh Gallery.
OBELISK HOME enters the realm of fauna, flora and fantasy with Jane’s Fantastic World of Nature, a new show featuring the delightful, whimsical work of the renowned Jane Troup.
THE CREAMERY ARTS CENTER welcomes Paint Springfield x 3, an exhibition of works by members of the Visual Artist Alliance of Springfield, Studio 55 and Springfield Plein Air.
PARK CENTRAL BRANCH LIBRARY presents Robert E. Smith: Springfieldian, Folk Artist, and Friend to All: A reminiscence of the man and his work by Carla Stine and Eric Pervukhin, co-editors of Robert E. Smith, a book newly published by Moon City Press
HAWTHORN GALLERIES presents a glittering array of original jewelry in its Winter Jewelry Trunk Show featuring new designs by local artists India Marie Knowles, Nadine Janus-Jones, Lee Richards and Denise Temofeew.
AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE DURING ART WALK
The Downtown Y offers affordable child care for Art Walking parents via Family Art Night, serving ages 3 months to 12 years, 6:30-9 p.m. for only $10 per child with preregistration; $13 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.
December Gallery Guide
Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, presents Images of Colorado by KSMU Sense of Place history series reporter and MSU student Rebekah Clark; plus iPhoto Xpressionsdigital abstract paintings by Christopher Wood. Enjoy ongoing exhibits including Clouds, a photography series by Harold Patterson; Annette Wardell’s Tribute to Wilson’s Creek; and George W. Kiefer’s historic murals. Enjoy LIVE music and FREE refreshments. (417) 864-4971 www.
Boca Mocha, 320 Park Central West, is a coffee cafe that offers Haitian coffee and breakfast-lunch-dinner service. Enjoy Mother’s beer and lively art by Christie Snelson, Jane Troupe, James Richardson, John L. Payne and Tyler Thrasher. 417-865-3828 www.bocamocha.com 7 a.m.-11 p.m. M-Th; 7 a.m.-1:30 a.m. F; 8-1:30 Sat
Canvas, 315 South Avenue, presents Artist Tanya Johnston in December. Tanya holds a BFA with an emphasis in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the University of Arkansas with a major in painting and a minor in design. Her work is an investigation into memory, identity and the development of a personal mythology. Tanya is currently living and working in Nixa. Also enjoy a variety of local art, make-and-take art for the kids and much more. (417) 869-4138 Open on First Fridays and by appointment
At CaraDee Photography Fine Art Portraits and Gallery, 305 E. Walnut, Ste. 109, amazing images are an everyday occurrence. Photographers Cara Stucke and Mark Gilmore are setting contemporary trends while capturing the poetry and art that is life. (417) 368-7341www.caraspictures.com (417) 368-7341 www.caraspictures.com
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents Paint Springfield x 3, an exhibition featuring the works of three visual art member organizations: Visual Artist Alliance of Springfield, Studio 55 and Springfield Plein Air. Paint Springfield x 3 debuts at The Creamery Arts Center with the Dec. 2 Art Walk and continues through Dec. 27, 2011. Visitors will experience a variety of painting styles in the exhibit. “This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with the network of local artists,” said Stephanie Cramer, SRAC director of Programs and Exhibitions, “and to showcase the work created within each distinct affiliation.” Support for Paint Springfield x3 is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. (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 The Art of Stevia Bonebrake in December; plus enjoy pottery by Cheryl Matlock, Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens, George Milne and Duane Bone; and jewelry by Tammy Kirks. (417) 864-4343
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Preserving Art with Understanding: Art Historical Research and Conservation Training. This exhibit will illustrate the importance of combining the conservation of art and artifacts with art historical research, for better understanding of the object and how it should be conserved. Preserving Art with Understanding was coordinated by Dr. Billie Follensbee, professor of art history at MSU. The exhibit was designed and developed by Anne Baker, archivist, and the staff of Meyer Library Special Collections and Archives at MSU. The objects featured in this exhibit were conserved by the students of Basic Conservation of Art and Artifacts, an advanced Art History and Citizenship and Service-Learning integrated course taught by Dr. Follansbee in spring 2011. This is an innovative, experiential, hands-on course that combines the advanced art historical study and research of art and artifacts with an introduction to basic conservation techniques. Learn about Basic Conservation of Art and Artifacts in the Artist Talk, 6-7 p.m., and enjoy the opening reception during the Dec. 2 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, present Evangel Student Artwork in December with an emphasis on digital photography. Experience the creativity and inspiration of Evangel’s talented collegiate artists at The Monarch Art Factory! (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. W-Sat
Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artists at Work during First Friday Art Walk. Artists demonstrate and sell their art in an echo of the art scene at Montmartre, Paris. 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 Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artist John Payne. “From an early age I was not content with comics and coloring books. The graphics were just too small, so I would reproduce them on a much larger scale. Today I still enjoy making large pieces of art that blur the lines between art, science and nature, John says. What he likes about his own work is “watching my craft grow over time. Sometimes I paint the same basic concept several times just so I can watch the process of evolution occur.” An expressive painter, he likes to uses the words spontaneous, organic, synthesis and uninhibited to describe his art. “I work mostly in acrylics as they offer the artist a tremendous amount of flexibility. My work often contains social commentary which I would be ever so glad to discuss with you the viewer. Come and see my work and the work of others at Fresh Gallery in the heart of downtown Springfield!” Fresh is a collective gallery of fine art and craft featuring the work of more than 20 juried artists.www.fresh.org. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat
Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents META by artist Kolmega Kalbfleischand Stories About Things by Kat Philbin. Kole’s show META consists of digital art and explores and expresses the realms of the manifested and unmanifested world around us, where the two exist as one. The show will be accompanied by laser lights and DJ Johan will be playing some special synthesized sounds. A 2001 graduate of College of the Ozarks with a bachelor of arts degree in studio art and an emphasis in graphic design, “My main media used to be spray paint and stencil on canvas. I lived in LA and San Diego for several years creating and showing works.” Kole is also involved in the monthly dance and art show each month in Branson called Suplex. Kat’s Stories About Things includes stories about girls and bears and wizards and monsters and silly animals. “There are adventures and fairy tales and stupid jokes. None of the stories are written down, so you can make them end however you want.” Kat Philbin has been drawing since before she had the fine motor skills to do so on her own with the help of her parents and older brother. She kept up that momentum and was the weird, quiet kid with a sketchbook for the rest of her childhood. A 2009 graduate of Missouri State University with a degree in fashion design and product development, she is now illustrating full time. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., is pleased to present our Winter Jewelry Trunk Showfeaturing new designs by local artists India Marie Knowles, Nadine Janus-Jones, Lee Richards and Denise Temofeew. Enjoy the Opening Reception 6-10 Dec. 2. Meet the artists and also enjoy live music by harpist Darice Augustson.(417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat
At Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., Mercy Research & Development celebrates the holiday season with the spirited palettes of Stephanie Cramer and Dustin Burgert. Browse our gallery of canvas and wood paintings, large and small. Inveno Health is home to Mercy R&D’s latest medical device innovations by Mercy health system co-workers. www.mercyrnd.com (417)831-1270.www.mercyrnd.com (417) 831-1270.
Kiss My Gas Scooters!, 212 S. Campbell, presents Pencil Drawings by Rodney Schertz andPhotography by Amber Dougan, plus enjoy the latest models of scooters and accessories, as well as a line of apparel for the well-dressed rider. (417) 863-9600.
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents A Show To Be Announced for the Dec. 2 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 829-5092 www.art.missouristate.edu/
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents a second Department of Art and Design BFA Exhibit, Nov. 29–Dec. 8. The art featured is by students who are completing their degree requirements for a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art. Students displaying their bodies of work are: Leonel Alvarez, Animation; Adrian Johnson, Ceramics; Kaden Myers, Ceramics; Adam Ross, Animation; and Brandon C. Small, Drawing. Enjoy a reception for the exhibit during the Dec. 2 First Friday Art Walk. Please Note: Construction on Walnut Street from Kimbrough to John Q. Hammons Parkway may make it necessary to take an alternate route to the Center. Parking is in the rear and you may also park in Lot 32. It is located on the northeast corner of Elm and Hammons Parkway. (417) 836-6999www.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, presents Jane Troup’s show,Jane’s Fantastic World of Nature. “Go out there and find the place, the things, the scene, the animals & plants, the sky that puts you in a state of awe. Observe, study, understand the situation as much as possible, then go into the studio and rebuild to create an image that conveys your reverence. However modestly, that image will stand as a symbolization of that moment. My artist’s eyes are not meant to be a camera. The painting that is created is saturated with my own inner workings, my own particular humanity. I hope that you will enjoy my deep regard for all natural things.”—Jane Troup
More of Jane’s work can be seen at Art Walk member Boca Mocha (320 Park Central West), who will be serving desserts the night of Art Walk. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, proudly presents The Fine Art Student Showcase Fall Exhibition 2011. Enjoy the opening reception during the Dec. 2 First Friday Art Walk with artwork by OTC Fine Art Students. Highlighted Visual Art classes are Drawing I, Two Dimensional Design, and Painting I. We will also have a variety of Music and Theater performances throughout the evening. All are invited to celebrate our talented Fine Art Students’ accomplishments this Fall semester! (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 Robert E. Smith: Springfieldian, Folk Artist, and Friend to All: A reminiscence of the man and his work by Carla Stine and Eric Pervukhin, co-editors ofRobert E. Smith, a book newly published by Moon City Press. Stine and Pervukhin will be joined at the podium by Dwaine Crigger. On display will be as many as 24 pieces of Smith’s art from the private collections of Stine, Pervukhin, Crigger and Sally and Rob Baird. Stine is a distinguished local artist and long-time friend of Smith’s. Pervukhin is an MSU professor of art and design; Crigger is an MSU professor emeritus of art and design. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. Also enjoy music by Dallas Jones (417) 831-1342 facebook.com/
Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., presents A Cozy Christmas Celebration during the Dec. 2 First Friday Art Walk. The gallery will be getting into the holiday spirit with Christmas music, cookies, crafts and refreshments! The gallery will also partner with Art Walk Sponsor Wil Fischer for a beer tasting of the craft brews of O’Fallon Brewery. Short vintage Christmas movies will play off and on the entire evening. The gallery is opening up its “home” for a night of relaxation and will transform into a warm, cozy setting for an evening of holiday fun for all ages. This holiday art celebration is free and open to the public as part of the First Friday Art Walk, but bring some cash and make your favorite friend or family member a homemade Christmas gift! Photographer, Artist and Filmmaker Randy Bacon’s timeless art has been a breathtaking addition to The First Friday Art Walk for over a decade now. He will be exhibiting many of his favorite still photos from over the years. In addition, Bacon’s adjoining gallery, Figment Art Gallery and Culture House, is home of four in-house working artists: Lindsay Breidenbach, Lane Simmons, John Payne and Sarah Hurlburt, and their incredible artwork. (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 at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, invites you to enjoy its featured show Sublime Intervention by multi-award winning artist Gavyn Sky during the Dec. 2 Art Walk. Gavyn’s unique paintings have an interactive and captivating quality that has art lovers across the country taking notice. “Art is so complex and yet so simple. We know when we are touched by something. You can feel it physically. My art is designed to create the same physical reaction in you.” – Gavyn Sky (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., presents continues its Christmas Ornament Party! Nothing complements the glitter and glow of holiday decorating like the one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted ornaments at Springfield Hot Glass. See the latest Italian-style ornaments and enjoy demonstrations of various high-end, Italianate pieces during the Dec. 2 Art Walk. (417) 868-8181www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., presents The Annual Artists in Residence Holiday Show and Sale. This show will feature one of a kind hand made pottery from Springfield Pottery’s hard-working staff interns and artists in residence! A fine craft gallery and community clay center, Springfield Pottery features some of the best examples of fine craft in clay, wood, metal, glass, fibers, photography, printmaking and jewelry by over 45 local, regional and national artists. (417) 864-4677 email@example.com. www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat