SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI
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:

DECEMBER 2016 GALLERY GUIDE

Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, features the Photographs and Prints by Jeff Farabee for the Dec. 2 Art Walk, plus don’t miss their Windows on the Walk entry benefiting Abilities First!

About the Artist: “My name is Jeff Farabee and within my exhibit I hope to show you a little more about who I am and what I do as a photographer. I was born and raised in the Ozarks of southwestern Missouri where the people are friendly and the beauty of God’s creation is all around us. I’ve been a professional photographer since 1998 doing weddings, senior pictures, family portraits and children’s portraits (which I like to refer to as “people” photography). I also offer a variety of prints of different slices of the beauty that surrounds us in our daily walk!” (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat

Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Beasts of the Bargain Basement by local artist Chad Woody. This month there is no waiting to take art from the gallery. If you want it, you can buy and take on the same night.

Artist Statement: “I populate/hijack/vandalize/reclaim the most forsaken of junk-store paintings with the most communicative beings I can summon.” Don’t’ miss Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters’ holiday items and its Windows on the Walk entry benefiting the Give A Child A Voice Foundation! (417) 987-9155 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com

Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, makes its Art Walk debut in December with a Grand Opening Celebration. The new business is focused on art … and beyond. An art-centered haven for creativity and mental health, Beyond Studio is a collaboration of psychotherapists, artists, and allied health professionals working to bring beauty and inspiration to the Springfield community. “This place offers a stigma free environment where anyone, including other helping professionals, can come and be cared for in the ways they need most.” said Melissa Sundwall, MA, LPC, co-founder of Beyond Studio. Sundwall, along with Kristen Bolton, and Deborah Cox, founded Beyond Studio to promote trauma recovery and artistic expression. They work in a variety of nontraditional modalities, including EMDR therapy and play therapy. “Art saves lives. We know this. So we wanted a place of beauty that would make us feel more alive. Helping professionals are often the last people to get the care they need – so we wanted to offer nurturing programs to other therapists … and a venue to make, show, and sell local art that makes us smile,” said Deborah Cox, psychologist. Beyond Studio is a center for art, ideas, and healthy lives to grow. For more information, please contact BeyondStudio417@gmail.com, or contact Kristen at (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F

BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Art to the Rescue! a collaboration of artists selling piece to benefit Rescue One, a not-for-profit, no-kill animal shelter in the greater Springfield area. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks

Bruno’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 416 South Ave., presents The Art of Interior Design & Architecture for the Dec. 2 Art Walk, featuring renderings of the new Farmer’s Park Building 5 by Sapp Design Associates Architects. Bruno’s will also have a custom copper exterior finial for the home by Roy Cleous, plus our ongoing mosaic art exhibit and renderings and color palettes by local interior designers. Don’t don’t miss their Windows on the Walk entry: Snow Globe benefiting The Hay Foundation. (417) 866-0007

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents $100 & Under. Enjoy this fabulous bazaar-style art show during The Creamery’s First Friday Art Walk reception, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 2.

The SRAC strives to transform lives and enrich the community through the arts, and what better way to do so than to bring home a new painting or sculpture at an affordable price?! 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., presents the Best of the Midwest High School Competitive Exhibition with an Early Bird reception 4-7 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.

Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, presents Featured Artists Marty Goodnight, Stephanie Cramer and T.D. Scott in December. (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 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 Carole Ogden and her exhibit, Looking Back.

Carole Ogden is a French-born artist and has been a member of Fresh Gallery since June of 2015. Since that, Ogden has grown in her love of watercolors. Her subject matter is inspired by her own photographs as well as other photography. “My style has changed and is constantly changing as I grow into my art,” Ogden says.

In the past year, Ogden has found herself navigating more and more toward her roots. As Ogden works, her memories are revealing themselves on her paper. She enjoys what water, color, and spontaneity offer as she develops her technique. Ogden became a Juried Member of Best of Missouri Hands in September 2016. Looking Back will be on display throughout December. Meet Carole in person during the Art Walk reception, and be sure to join Fresh for Second Saturday Dec. 10! (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 Mapping Missouri, plus enjoy their Windows on the Walk entry: Windows at the Fox benefiting the History Museum. Please join us as we travel back in time and explore amazing maps from the Missouri State Archives. Free Museum night for First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applied on Second Saturday). Current exhibit is open 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-Sat through Jan. 21. (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org

Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, is a nationally recognized 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, Will Not Participate in the Dec. 2 Art Walk. http://ideaxfactory.com

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents the Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition, including works by Shelby Allee, photography; Cortney Metzger, ceramics; Michael Yates, painting; and Patrick Bowie, drawing (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, Will Not Participate in the Dec. 2 Art Walk. http://international.missouristate.eduhttp://international.missouristate.edu

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Fall 2016 MFA Showcase and MSU Senior BFA in Studio Art Exhibition 6-10 during the Dec. 2 First Friday Art Walk. The Student Exhibition Center and Brick City Gallery will show the work of Art + Design seniors for the next few weeks. The MSU Visual Studies Master of Fine Arts Exhibition features graduate students Emily Budd, Todd Reynolds, Shen Hsieh, Tawn Dickison, Maria Gerasimchuk-Djordjevic, Judge Bockman, Ainura Ashirova, Xuehua Jin and My Q Luu. The MSU Senior BFA in Studio Art Exhibition includes Steven Heath, animation; Anna Tumbabia, photography; and Tyler Forster, sculpture. (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, presents Stories in Ink: The Art of Eric Ray

Artist bio: Eric Ray was born in Southern California and studied art and illustration at Art Center and California State University, Long Beach. After working as a freelance illustrator and art director for many years, he moved to Springfield, Missouri. He worked there as a senior art director and illustrator for a couple more decades. Eric currently works as a pen and ink artist creating commissioned artwork, showing in a number of galleries, and taking on illustration projects that interest him.

Show Statement: “Creating my work is both a struggle and a labor of love. I choose to work in Pen and Ink because it is not a simple media to master and is also relatively uncommon. I strive to develop art with a feel for the subject matter and the story I wish to tell. The search for the beauty in the complexity of form, pattern and texture is important. I enjoy creating visual shortcuts, innuendo and suggestion balanced against insanely detailed rendering in my pen work. I intentionally mix drawing styles and textures to best honor my subjects. I accept the challenge of exploring the limits of using a black pen on a white surface, and relentlessly pushing those limits around.” (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents the Fall 2016 Student Showcase Exhibition with an Early Bird opening reception 5-9 p.m. during the Dec. 2 First Friday Art Walk. Enjoy fine art, live music and theater, and the Holiday Student Ceramics Sale.

On the first and third floors of the Gillioz Theater, OTC will have the best on display from our visual arts courses: Drawing I and II, Painting I, Ceramics I and II, 2-Dimensional Design, 3-Dimensional Design, and Printmaking.

A special Holiday Student Ceramics Sale will be taking place on the first floor in the Gillioz Theater Lobby. New work will be featured from recent Raku firings.

Music and theater student performances will also take place 6-8 p.m. in Room 330 on the third floor. Student performers have been selected from classes such as: Songwriting, Guitar I, Voice I, Piano, Acting Fundamentals, and Introduction to Theater. Friday promises to be a wonderful celebration of hard-work and creativity culminating in this end of the semester community event! Invite your friends and family! (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, welcomes Featured Artist Doug Erb, plus, at 6 p.m., Paige Whitcomb, art history major at Missouri State University, will present Jean Fouquet’s Competing Styles in the Melun Diptych. Be sure to check out Park Central’s entry for Windows on the Walk, benefiting Springfield-Greene County Libraries. 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.

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., Will Not Participate in the Dec. 2 First Friday Art Walk.

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., will be making All Things Christmas for the Dec. 2 First Friday Art Walk: ornaments, snowmen, Christmas trees – we’ll be making them all (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 First Friday and Second Saturday in December. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

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

U.school, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, two doors west of the Moxie, will use Post-it Notes as inspiration for December’s First Friday Art Walk. The school’s space at 425 W. McDaniel Suite 160 will be converted into a gallery and open to the public. The u.school gallery will display paintings, drawings, photography, literature, and science inspired by the ubiquitous Post-it Note. Students at u.school select a theme for each month’s First Friday Art Walk. The students can choose to use the theme to guide their artwork, research, writing, and other academic studies. For each Art Walk month a student is voted as Art Walk Director and is responsible for leading a team in curating the student work and converting the u.school space into a gallery. www.u.school. u.school