Every First Friday

First Friday Art Walk

Springfield Regional Arts Council present its next First Friday Art Walk September 2 in Downtown Springfield.

Via release from First Friday Art Walk:


Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artist Carrie Miller for September. From the Artist: “My style is more about freedom of expression than beauty; that’s why most of the faces may not be considered attractive by most people and the backgrounds are patterned. Inspiration comes from nature and how I feel at the time that I start an image. Drawing is spiritual to me personally. You could call it yoga/meditation. It makes me happy and I want to share my happiness.” (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat

Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Gallery Artist Dane Jones with Weird and Winsome Wonders of the Wide Wide World and Featured Store Artist Kendle Durden in September.
From Artist Dane Jones: “My work derives from the ample supply of scraps, recycled materials, found objects, garbage, and many more things from our throwaway society. I ask my viewers to search and find something that could be responsible for opening new ideas or thoughts on how we use and manipulate materials. Looking at things differently, learning to see things in a new form and developing your own ideas from that experience, that is where I wish the viewer to go.”
From Kendle Durden: “There are two things that are important to me about my work – it has to be functional, and it has to keep me entertained. Since attaining my BFA from MSU in 2011 I have been striving to make work that fits well in the hand and is also well made. At the same time, I came to the realization that I would have to keep my work ‘fresh’ to prevent boredom. So while my themes may stay similar, the individual items still can make me laugh and are often a springboard for other ideas. Although the best part is often the reactions from other people; from ‘….Eewwwww’ to ‘Awesome!’” (417) 987-9155 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com

BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Arrow Rene and her show, O Lungo Drom.
From the Artist: “This body of work explores a journey of being thrust into the bowels of growth and reflection metaphysically and literally. Experimenting with plants, reclaimed wood and often forgotten objects.”
Arrow has been painting since she can remember. She is often inspired by dreams, which are expressed in surreal images using paints, clays, and natural and found materials. Her travels, time living in the Pacific Northwest as well as her love for street art can be found in her work. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks

Bruno’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 416 South Ave., proudly presents The Art of Interior Design & Architecture featuring the 417 Magazine Interior Design Awards presentations. This exhibit includes the winning designer’s architectural drawings, color palettes, renderings and photography of interior design projects. Sicis Mosaic Art from Italy will continue to be featured in the dining area of the Wine Bar. (417) 866-0007

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Through the Looking Glass. The exhibition at The Creamery Arts Center will open during First Friday Art Walk Sept. 2 and remain on display through the month of September. Lewis Carroll’s classic literary works Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There have continued to delight children and adults alike through the years. Using Carroll’s themes of reflection and fantasy, the SRAC calls on artists to show their best interpretation of Carroll’s world. Whether through a representation of Alice in Wonderland or something more personal, like a self-portrait. Submissions are due Aug. 30! www.SpringfieldArts.org (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., returns to the Walk in September with Mid-Century to New Millennium Prints: A Print Collection with an opening reception beginning at 4 p.m. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Th; 4-7 p.m. First Fridays Note: Drury Pool Art Center Gallery is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception begins at 4 and ends at 7 p.m.

Encore Gallery, 109 Park Central Square, invites you to enjoy the wood, stone and iron artisanal pieces created by James Faulkner from salvaged materials, architectural remnants and more. (417) 863-1993 Open during Art Walk, by chance and by appointment.

Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, presents Featured Artists Marty Goodnight, Stephanie Cramer and T.D. Scott in September. (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 begins at 5 p.m.

European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy its regular displays of 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 Note: European Café is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 11 p.m.

Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artist Karla Breeding Trammell and her month-long exhibit, Beauty Often Missed. A multitalented, award-winning artist, Karla Breeding Trammell’s works range from two-dimensional paintings and drawings to jewelry design. Her paintings are mesmerizing and exquisitely detailed. She enjoys painting and drawing in graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, oil and acrylic, specializing in nature, wildlife, portraits, landscapes and architectural renderings.
Born and raised in the Eastern Arkansas Delta and inspired by her piano teacher, Breeding Trammell, taught herself how to paint and draw because her school had no art program.
Breeding Trammell has had several one-woman shows with her two-dimensional art, won national recognition for her work, illustrated several regional and national publications and designed a set of figurines for singer and actress Della Reese. Among her many awards, she was honored to have her work chosen for Watercolor USA at the Springfield Art Museum in 2012, 2013 and 2016, winning awards in 2012 and 2013.
In addition to First Friday Art Walk festivities, Fresh Gallery invites you downtown for Second Saturday Sept. 10 when Karla will hold a special reception for her new works 2-4 p.m. www.freshgallery.org (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, From Paintbrushes to Pincushions ~ The History of Women’s Artistry in the Ozarks. This exciting new display features local artwork created by women from the 1870s through the 1950s. Also, during the month of September travel “Along the Mother Road through Springfield” in the theater. Free Museum night for First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applied on Second Saturday). (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org Summer gallery exhibit open 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-Sat. through Sept. 24

Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, is an upscale boutique hotel featuring An Array of Outstanding Art. Hotel Vandivort invites you to experience its unique atmosphere, art and upscale dining at The Order. Open for First Friday and Second Saturday (417) 832-1515 www.hotelvandivort.com

IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents Featured Artist Deidre Argyle’s immersive art installation It Is What It Was, plus U-N-I Arts & Music Festival on the outdoor stage.
It Is What It Was combines sculptural objects, sound and video to create an environment that visitors can walk through. Video scenes of Ozark streams and rivers and other natural environments flicker across a complex surface of fabric cubes, sewn and hung by the artist from the ceiling of the ideaXfactory. At the center of the installation, a large bone-like sculpture emphasizes the artist’s statement:
It Is What It Was: “Death has become a somewhat taboo subject in American culture. The reality is that we need death and decay for new life and regeneration. I often wonder, were we more attached to the reality of this cycle, would this understanding let us find more comfort in the unknown? Would it lead to a healthier sense of living now? Would it change how we interact with each other, and place more value on our relationships?
“Currently I am developing an immersive installation that allows the viewer to contemplate our life cycle and the greater systems that govern nature by creating objects in a space that maintain a sense of calm beauty while in obvious stages of decay and transformation.”
U-n-I Arts & Music Festival features four bands playing jazz, funk, soul and indie rock music. The festival will be hosted by Jaron Myers and DJ Vinicius, and the four bands are: Jonathan Joseph & The Soul Society, Lonesome House, Briar McKay, and Shaun Munday. Twisted Mike’s Food Truck will also be on site. http://ideaxfactory.com

Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Amanda Falk. Amanda is 24, married, and lives in Springfield. She does many forms of art including acrylic, oil, spray paint and drawing, and she enjoys steampunk. She will have write ups on all the pieces on display and Amanda will be at Mane Salon from 6-9 p.m. to speak with Art Walkers. (417) 755-7681 manesalonandsocial.com Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents Stewart Nachmias: Pulp Icons. Amusement parks, musicians, puppetry, and personal mandalas are the themes of New York City-based Stewart Nachmias’s cast paper prints, created from deeply carved wood blocks and inked directly to act as molds for hand-dyed paper pulp. Fraught with humor, the resulting low-relief prints share the excitement, danger, and whimsy of urban life and performance. View his work at www.stewartnachmias.com (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, presents A Show to Be Announced Sept. 2. http://international.missouristate.edu

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents Forty Years: Gitte Kath Posters Thanks to the Jesse Kuhn Visiting Artist Fund, the Department of Art & the Design and Department of Theater & Dance is hosting Gitte Kath, internationally recognized multidisciplinary artist from Denmark. Enjoy the Art Walk reception at the SEC, plus hear Gitte Kath speak at 5:30 p.m. at Brick City One, Room 312! (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F, noon-5 p.m. Sat; closed major holidays and University holidays

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, marks the return of one of the Walk’s favorite artists with Imagined: The Art of Daniel Flodin.
Artist Statement: “Imagined is an unguided journey into atmospheres, structures and shapes.
“The paintings in this body of work were executed without reference. Perhaps a thought or a daydream served as inspiration, but the process of creation did not include a photo or object to guide me. It was enjoyable to work in this way; I painted in an entirely organic fashion and allowed imagination to take control!
“As you view the work, allow your imagination to lead the way. My inspiration and your interpretation will likely be completely different. However, only your interpretation matters—nothing else.” —Daniel Flodin
Visit Obelisk Home during the September Art Walk for Daniel Flodin’s show. See the artwork, explore the showroom, and meet our community! Free wine and snacks are provided, and the entire gallery is open for your perusal. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, welcomes Alison Simmons: Traffic Jam. Alison, winner of the People’s Choice Award in the 2015 Art Walk Anniversary Art Contest and Exhibition, returns to OTC Fine Art with a solo show opening Sept. 2.
From the Artist: “For as long as I can remember, cars have fascinated me. I think it ties into my love of glistening things. There is an animal in Colorado, where I grew up, called the Pack Rat. This creature will take shiny things that are not put away, but always replace the item with something of lesser value, like a stick or a leaf. When a Pack Rat’s nest is found, it is full of all sorts of beautiful things. Traffic Jam is my nest. Welcome.” (417) 447-8975 www.facebook.com/otcfinearts and otc.edu/finearts 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 Friday

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites you to the opening of a new exhibit: Art by Members of Arc of the Ozarks. At 6 p.m., Marah Baldwin, human resources recruiter for Arc of the Ozarks, will talk about the organization and the featured artists. The Art Walk reception ends at 9 p.m. (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.

Qdoba Mexican Grill, 401 S. Kimbrough, presents Featured Artist Meike Aton in September. From the Artist: It is my intention to create enjoyable art. I want the viewer to feel drawn into my work through its color, subject matter or simply by arousing curiosity that asks to be satisfied. The process of creating a painting gives me great joy. Once the subject is chosen, I delve into the matter, losing all sense of time and place. If the time at hand is limited, I set an alarm to wake and bring me back to the here and now. I appreciate my fellow artists and enjoy taking their classes – there is always something new to be discovered (417) 866-1399 www.goodwillandguacamole.com Note: Qdoba Mexican Grill is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 3 a.m. (and offering late-night-only breakfast fare).

Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy Watercolor USA 2016 with FREE rides to and from Art Walk on the SAM shuttle 6-9 p.m.! Park at the museum, catch a ride to Art Walk, and enjoy the best that creative Springfield has to offer! (417) 837-570

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Sal Ceniceros. From the Artist: “I was born and raised in San Diego, CA, and attended college at San Diego State University where I received a BFA in printmaking and photography. After several years of making art and teaching, I attended medical school and I am currently a neuropsychiatrist at OCH. During this time, I have continued to make art and have shows in several Chicago area galleries and locally. I have also had several pieces purchased by San Diego State and Southwestern College in California. My current body of work uses analog film and hand-crafted prints utilizing methods form the 1850s.” Note: Springfield Brewing Company is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: entertainment begins early at 5 p.m.; also open until Last Call on First Fridays.

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to enjoy Live Demonstrations of the Glassblower’s Art for First Friday and Second Saturday in September. 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 open to the public during First Friday Art Walk! 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. Visitors will be chilled by the sight of the last hangman’s rope and the black hood worn by the last condemned criminal to die by hanging in 1935. 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 in September! (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

Systematic Savings Bank, 318 South Avenue, a proud Art Walk sponsor, Will Not Participate in the Sept. 2 First Friday Art Walk but returns with a show of children’s art in October! www.mysystematic.com Open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-F and during First Friday Art Walk

Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, is a venue for Original Fine Artwork by Gabe Tenneson and Austin Evans, Transformation serves as Springfield’s connection to the fine art movement within the tattoo genre and is dedicated to the furtherance of other classical art mediums. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 1-9 p.m. T-Sat