March, 2 2018 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Feb. 20, 2018 – Join First Friday Art Walk 6-10 p.m. on March 2 for exciting new shows, open artist studios, live art demonstrations, artist receptions, hands-on art, live music and more in 21 participating locations.
Beyond Studio presents Ourselves! Meet the dynamic and creative women behind Beyond Studio as they show off their creations and live group art collage! Beyond Studio is Deborah Cox, Jana Yancey Emory, Kristen Bolton, Melissa Sundwall and Madelyn Hershberger.
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Piece Work, featuring works by: Kate Baird. Enjoy the Early Bird opening reception 5-8 p.m. March 2 and don’t miss the Artist’s Talk at 5:30!
IdeaXfactory invites you to visit artist studio installations inside the ideaXfactory to see Springfield artists Madeline Brice, Sarah Jones, Erin O’Sullivan, Pam RuBert, Russ RuBert, Christie Snelson, Sarah Stracke, Cameron Thomas, Mikey Yates, and Jonathan Zachary working in painting, collage, fibers, sculpture, neon, photography, projection and installation art. Also, get hands-on creative with make-and-take art under the Inspiration Trees.
Neally Law Firm, 122 Park Central Square, invites you to an Open House featuring Springfield Hot Glass Studio’s Gabriel Bloodworth introducing and discussing the more than 100 art glass lights and pieces of wall décor commissioned by firm founder Joshua Neally. The open house with live music runs 7-9 p.m.
Obelisk Home presents Passion for Life: The Art of Susie Sharpe. A physician and an artist, Sharpe is inspired by color, music and her passion for life. “As a physician, I am highly self-controlled and disciplined. As an artist I have to let go of control and be bold and free.”
Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, celebrates Disability Awareness Month in March. Our featured artists will be students from Art Inspired Academy with works in a variety of media including pastels, acrylics, drawing, and mixed media. Students will present a live performance, and there will be a poster signing and refreshments. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, presents Ourselves! We want to show you our creations and live group art collage! We have had so many changes since our opening in 2016, we thought it was time that we showed Springfield the art and creativity of the ladies behind Beyond: Deborah Cox, Jana Yancey Emory, Kristen Bolton, Melissa Sundwall and Madelyn Hershberger. (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, Will Not Participate in the March 2 Art Walk. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Between the Lines: A World Without People, inspired by the Big Read book, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. “Station Eleven” imagines a world in which society as we know it has disappeared. Where do you go? How do you rebuild? What would you need to not just survive, but thrive in this unfamiliar new world? Where would you find joy? The Big Read is a community-wide book club, hoping to inspire new conversations and discoveries, spearheaded by the Springfield-Greene County Library District. “Working in conjunction with the Library, the SRAC is excited to extend a literary conversation into something visual,” says Rachel Johnson, SRAC programming and exhibits director. “We can’t wait to see what creative worlds our regional artists envision.”
Local artists are invited to submit up to three works of any medium and size between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27 at The Creamery Arts Center. All two-dimensional pieces must be wired prior to drop-off. No sawtooth hangers will be accepted. If your medium is photography, you are encouraged to submit work to the library’s photo contest, with a deadline of Feb. 25. More information can be found regarding their submission policies on thelibrary.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 Piece Work, featuring works by: Kate Baird. Enjoy the opening reception 5-8 p.m. March 2 and don’t miss the Artist’s Talk at 5:30! Note: Drury Pool Art Center Gallery is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception runs 5-8 p.m.
Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, by Featured Artists Marty Goodnight, Stephanie Cramer and T.D. Scott. (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 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, invites you to meet Visiting Artist Larry DeGraff for First Friday Art Walk in March, plus be sure to check out Fresh Gallery’s 2018 Juried Competition, with entries due near the end of March.
It’s not unusual to find Larry DeGraff at the end of a dirt road, brush in hand, trying to capture the light unique to that place and time. His goal: to share the beauty all around that we are too busy to see.
Larry showed impressive artistic talent at a young age and developed his skills toward a career in illustration. He eventually built a client list that included Warner Brothers and the Walt Disney Company. In the midst of tight deadlines and constant revisions, Larry missed the joy of creating that he remembered from childhood and began to paint for himself. He found inspiration in the Impressionists and the Hudson River School. In 2011, Larry left his job as a Hallmark Cards artist to pursue painting fine art full time. He has since won many awards in juried national exhibitions and competed in over 40 plein air events. He is represented by galleries in Colorado, Missouri and Kansas. His work has been featured in Southwest Art magazine. Larry and his wife Gina live in Ozark. (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 Memories of the Mother Road – Birthplace of Route 66 with the addition of two amazing pieces from the museum’s transportation collection: an original Springfield Wagon, and an original local Rural Mail Wagon, both from the early 1900s. Free Museum Night during Art Walk. Regular admission applies for Second Saturday. (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org
Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, features Artwork by Christie Snelson in March! Open for First Friday and Second Saturday in March. (417) 832-1515 www.hotelvandivort.com Note: Hotel Vandivort is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Open 24-7-365
IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents Open Studios at ideaXfactory. Visit artist studio installations inside the ideaXfactory to see Springfield artists Madeline Brice, Sarah Jones, Erin O’Sullivan, Pam RuBert, Russ RuBert, Christie Snelson, Sarah Stracke, Cameron Thomas, Mikey Yates, and Jonathan Zachary working in painting, collage, fibers, sculpture, neon, photography, projection and installation art. Artists will have work in progress and on exhibit, plus small affordable art for sale. Get inspired in the DIY art installation by Cameron Thomas to make, take, and leave artworks under the Inspiration Trees! This is a great opportunity talk to artists about their work, jump start your own creative energy, and get involved with future ideaXfactory projects and exhibitions. http://ideaxfactory.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
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, will be open for the March 2 Art Walk, but has a teaser display of images and postcards for its new exhibition with Randy Bacon that opens March 20. (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, invites you to explore Mongolia during the March 2 Art Walk. Celebrate Mongolian culture and traditions related to the Lunar New Year with Missouri State students from Mongolia. http://international.missouristate.edu
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents Design & Image 2018: Biennial Graphic Design & Illustration Student Exhibition. The Students’ Exhibition Center is holding its biennial exhibition of the works of the students from the Design area which is a part of our Art & Design Department. There will be student’s works completed since the last Design & Image Exhibition. The showcase includes first-level, beginning undergraduate student projects that are visual communications-based and problem-oriented, some of our students’ last works that show advanced, individualized, and concept-oriented projects and everything in between. The exhibition brings public attention to young artists who are making their first steps in the field of graphic design and illustration. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu
Neally Law Firm, 122 Park Central Square, invites you to an Open House featuring Springfield Hot Glass Studio’s Gabriel Bloodworth introducing and discussing the more than 100 art glass lights and pieces of wall décor commissioned by firm founder Joshua Neally. The open house, which includes live music, runs 7-9 p.m.
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Passion for Life: The Art of Susie Sharpe
Artist Statement: “As a physician, I witness a lot of pain and suffering. It’s easy to get discouraged by negativity in the world. In the midst of darkness, my work is about seeking beauty, truth, and sharing love of life. My colors are bright and intense. My subject matters are simple yet deeply personal. I would like to invite the viewers to share my passion for life and music. I hope to make connections through our spiritual journey.” —Susie Sharpe (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, will announce the winners of the World Without People photography contest. Enjoy light refreshments and see the winning photographs and other notable entries. A Big Read event. 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 Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a working artist studio, welcomes you with beautiful, original glassworks and invites you to its first “remote” FFAW event March 2 at the offices of Neally Law Firm LLC, 122 Park Central Square. part of an open house 7-9 p.m. (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 February. (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
U.school, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, partners with fifth grade students from Field Elementary in March. The Field students will display their photography alongside the artwork of u.school students. The theme for this month’s u.school art is, Luck. Students will explore Luck through visual and interactive art. The downtown micro school will be open to the public from 6:00pm-9pm.www.u.school