Downtown Springfield Association
Constructed Environments - Artist talks & Closing Reception at IdeaXfactory

Constructed Environments – Artist talks & Closing Reception at IdeaXfactory

March, 22 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

351 North Boonville Ave. Springfield, MO 65806

Don’t miss your last chance to exprience Constructed Environments at ideaXfactory at 351 N. Boonville Ave. because it’s like nothing else that has ever happened in the Springfield Art Community!

It’s an Amazing Maze of 21 Interconnecting Spaces created by 22 artists, each using 2 materials and 1 adhesive to create a unique Labyrinth of Art!

Each artist chose different and sometimes unexpected materials, then constructed at least two walls, a window, and two doorways, one coming from the adjacent artists space and the other going to the next.

Think you saw it during March First Friday Art Walk? This time we may have you do it in reverse. Not the you, the Maze! Start at the end and work to the beginning.

Participating artists will present a series of short talks to explain their choice of materials, the concepts behind their work, challenges they faced and how they overcame them:

Carl Glasemeyer, Robert Rekas, Rodriguez, Rick Briggenhorst, Jennifer Rose Wolken, Casaundra Beard, Corbin Sheppard, Joshua Burd, Tristan .B. Miller, Jacob Guffey, Olga Shute, Daniel Johnson, Shauna LeAnn Smith, Malaina Elliott, Dana Campbell Neuenschwander, Jo Taylor, Barrett Crosby, Emily Cunningham, Debbie Madden, Amanda Steimel, Timothy Damaso, and Walter Russell.

This project is the brainchild of ideaXfactory’s director/artist Russ RuBert, based on past environmental collaborations at the Kansas City Art Institute and elsewhere. For this project ideaXfactory is collaborating with the Art+Design | Missouri State University, MoState Sculpture Club, and local emerging artists.

Participating Artists and their media:

Space # 1 Carl Glasemeyer
Paper, Plaster, Screws

Space # 2 Robert Rekas
Saran Wrap, Plastic Tubing, Duct Tape

Space # 3 Rodriguez
Worm on a String, Wood, String-Rope

Space # 4 Rick Briggenhorst
Clear Vinyl, Glitter, Spray Adhesive

Space # 5 Jennifer Wolken
Paper, Leather, Thread

Space # 6 Casaundra Beard
Foam, Paint, Nails

Space # 7 Corbin Sheppard
Styrofoam, Paint, Drywall Joint Compound

Space # 8 Joshua Burd
Wood, Spray paint, Nails

Space # 9 Tristan .B. Miller
Plastic, Syrup, Epoxy

Space # 10 Jacob Guffey
Foam, Wood, Expanding Foam

Space # 11 Olga Shute
Blankets, Rope, Foam

Space # 12 Daniel Johnson
Cardstock, Metal, White glue

Space # 13 Shauna Smith
Fabric, Grass, Hot Glue

Space # 14 Malaina Elliott
Organic fabric, Organic Brushwood, Metal

Space # 15 Dana Neuenschwander – Jo Taylor
Wire, Fiber, Plaster

Space # 16 Barrett Crosby
Light/Video projection, Plastic, Sound

Space # 17 Emily Cunningham
Foam, Plastic, Screws

Space # 18 Debra Madden
Cardboard, Plastic, Spray Foam

Space # 19 Amanda Steimel
Fabric (Mesh), Plastic, Spray Adhesive

Space # 20 Timothy Damaso
Soda cans, Cardboard, Magnets

Space # 21 Walter Russell
Metal, Rubber, Gravity | Cosmos