January, 13 2018 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Downtown Springfield Springfield, MO 65806
Join the galleries of First Friday Art Walk noon-5 p.m. Jan. 13 for Second Saturday, our laid-back, Saturday afternoon stroll version of the Art Walk. Visitors will receive a warm welcome in 12 participating venues featuring original art, live art demonstrations, hands-on art activities and more!
Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, features student work in various mediums from the Art Inspired Academy class Beginner Art to Market, plus don’t miss your opportunity to get hands on with art with Art Inspired’s Sip & Paint Class: Love Birds 1-3 p.m. Attendees must enroll at least 48 hours in advance; $35 fee covers all art materials.
BookMarx brings a new perspective to the Walk with Artist Jeff Miller and his show of photographs titled Village/I Want to Slow Down.
Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Guest Artist Eric Ray in January, with a Second Saturday Meet the Artist Reception at the gallery. Ray, who has worked as a graphic designer, senior art director and illustrator, is a pen-and-ink artist creating commissioned artwork, showing in a number of galleries, and taking on illustration projects that interest him.
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building banishes gray winter days with Color Celebration: The Art of Steve McGuire in January. “My art is an investigation into color, the relationships between colors, the emotional feelings we get from color, the excitement and pure joy derived from color. …” —Steve McGuire
Park Central Branch Library presents Photography by Cindy Tucker in January.
Springfield Hot Glass Studio a working artist studio, offers Live Glass-Blowing Demonstrations during Second Saturday.
Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, features student work in various mediums from the Art Inspired Academy class Beginner Art to Market, plus don’t miss your opportunity to get hands on with art with Art Inspired’s Sip & Paint Class: Love Birds 1-3 p.m. A $35 fee includes all materials, and advance registration is required at least 48 hours in advance! Call (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Jeff Miller with a show titled Village/I Want to Slow Down. 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 Guest Artist Eric Ray in January, with a special Meet the Artist Reception on Second Saturday Jan. 13
About the Artist: Eric was born in Southern California and studied art and illustration at local universities. After working as a freelance illustrator and art director for many years, he moved to Springfield, where he has worked as a graphic designer, 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. (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 its annual Windows at the Fox display featuring Cruisin’ with Claus and its ongoing exhibit, Memories of the Mother Road – Birthplace of Route 66 Travel back in time on the iconic Route 66 and learn about the places that put Springfield on the map, plus holiday surprises on Route 66! Regular admission applies for Second Saturday. Free Museum night during Art Walk. (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 (417) 832-1515 www.hotelvandivort.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
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Color Celebration: The Art of Steve McGuire
Artist Statement: “My art is an investigation into color, the relationships between colors, the emotional feelings we get from color, the excitement and pure joy derived from color. As an artist I’m totally fascinated by color and design, both the art and science of color. We live and interact with color and design everyday of our lives. This body of work seeks to showcase my love of color and design.” —Steve McGuire
About the Artist: “I majored in art & graphic design at what was then Southwest Missouri State University. I seem to have always been interested in art and photography. Art has always been an integral part of my life from an early age.
“I have taught several classes at OTC both in art and computer graphics.
“My art and photography has been shown in the Springfield and Joplin area. I specialize in airbrush painting, acrylic painting, colored pencil as well as computer graphics and photography.
“I enjoy photography while hiking and camping in and around the Ozarks area and beyond.” —Steve McGuire (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Photography by Cindy Tucker. (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, is offering Live Demonstrations of the Ancient Glassblowing Art for Second Saturday. (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 January. (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
Taking Winter Break in January