May 22, 2018
Join First Friday Art Walk 6-10 p.m. on June 1 for an exciting evening of art, music and more in 22 participating locations! Don’t miss the annual Chalk Art Festival with Foster Adopt Connect at ideaXfactory, plus artist receptions, live music, local history, cryptographic mystery, original art, and always, a few surprises.
Art Inspired is proud to present Landscapes by Doreen Wilhelmi. A participant of Abilities First-Next Steps, Doreen is a talented artist who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Enjoy her works in soft pastels and hard pastel chalk.
BookMarx presents Featured Artist Kathryn Zerbe and her show titled Postal Quilts and Tea Stain.
The Creamery Arts Center presents the 10th Annual Member Show, sponsored by Positronic Industries, with an Early Bird reception beginning at 5 p.m.
Fresh Gallery presents two featured artists in June: Becky Lewis Smith and Wesley Horton. Smith enjoys abstract expressionism and works in oils, pastels, charcoal, and mixed media, while Horton is a ceramics artist who enjoys the challenge of working with clay and the many variables that create unexpected results in the process. Meet the artists on First Friday and in a Second Saturday reception June 9!
ideaXfactory presents the SGF Chalk Arts Festival outside and Open Studios II inside for the June 1 First Friday Art Walk. Join the fun starting at 10 a.m. June 1!
Join Art Walk’s newest locations for new artists and new shows in June. Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery on West McDaniel invites you to experience the works of Featured Artist Clark Medley in amazing cipher/cryptic language, plus visit STD Flea Market/Grey Rocks Event Center on East Trafficway for art by Featured Artist Richard Lewis. Lewis got his start at MSU but went on to create in New Orleans. He paints musicians and architecture incorporating elements of Pop and Impressionist art.
Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, presents Landscapes by Doreen Wilhelmi.
Doreen is a participant of Abilities First-Next Steps. She is a talented artist who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. She prefers to work mainly with soft pastels and occasionally hard pastel chalk. Doreen has been creating pastel art for three years. She enjoys the precision of pastel chalk and being able to use her hands to create her artwork. Each landscape takes about 4 to 6 hours to complete. Pastel chalk art started as a relaxation activity for her but has developed into a hobby that she is excited to share! Developing landscapes has helped Doreen to see things as others see them. She is inspired by varying landscapes throughout the United States such as gardens, waterscapes, and fields. Doreen was inspired to focus on landscapes by her daughter, Elizabeth, who encouraged her to develop her artistic skills in more depth. She recently won second place for her artwork in the MO Mental Health Foundation competition. Her winning piece is on display throughout Missouri in a traveling art exhibit for the next year. Outside of creating landscapes she enjoys spending time with her children, Jeremy, Elizabeth, and Savanna. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, presents Featured Artists Amy and Taylor Jenkins.
Amy states, “I enjoy creating solely based on feeling. I try and set aside any thoughts that usually consume me. Freeing myself of constrictions.”
Taylor says, “I have such a hard time describing my art, because each piece usually has its own meaning or message. For example, I like to use skulls as a reminder that life is temporary, but I want that to be inspiring; I want to remind people to appreciate the life we’re all given.” (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F
Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery, 300 W. McDaniel, is proud to present Featured Artist Clark Medley in June. “I have worked on my craft since the 80s: always developing my voice as an artist,” Medley said. His work in cipher/cryptic language takes an abstract form with modern and contemporary elements, fashioning depth and contrast to create drama between the symbols and the surface on which they rest. “The thing I love most is watching people who are viewing my work. They seem to realize my work is a puzzle and try to figure it out. The moment when they realize I’ve made up my own language seems to pull them in and connect. I love seeing this.” (417) 771 5487. Open 12-9 p.m. T-Sat
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Kathryn Zerbe and her show titled Postal Quilts and Tea Stain, which consists of stitched paper collages by “combining historic quilt designs and vintage stamps. The images are thematic, oftentimes resulting in visual puns and irony. I’ve also been working with stained and recycled papers in assemblages combining fibers and Greek calligraphy.”
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents the 10th Annual Member Show, sponsored by Positronic Industries with an Early Bird reception beginning at 5 p.m.
“This is an exciting opportunity for established members to show what they have been working on, and for new members to make a first impression,” says Rachel Johnson, Director of Programs and Exhibits at the SRAC. “I can’t wait to see what our local and regional artists have been working on this past year.”
The SRAC Visual Arts Committee will select up to 10 artists from the Member Show for the exclusive exhibition opportunity during the annual exhibition Caught My Eyein November. (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.
Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, presents New Works by Featured Artist Stephanie Cramer, plus the addition of Featured Artists Shannon Bacon and Dustin Burgert, and works by Featured Artist T.D. Scott. (417) 633-7020 www.equality.
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, presents Featured Artists Becky Lewis Smith and Wesley Horton.
Becky Lewis Smith: Works of abstract expressionism caught my imagination from high school and before. Paintings of modern artists such as Diebenkorn, De Koonig, and Thiebaud were foundational. Drawings done by Rembrandt, the discoveries of ancient art, and even nature itself served, too, as inspirations for my work. All of these artists, influences, and many more led me to pursue a BFA degree in painting & drawing.
Abstract expressionism is a way for me to convey the energy, rhythm, mood, and movement of the life I see and feel all around me. … Recent themes of my work include Figures, Delta Cotton, Metamorphosis and Just Desserts. I work primarily in oils, pastels, charcoal, and mixed media.
Wesley Horton: I’m a creator of art, primarily pottery. With clay, I feel there is no other medium closer in connection to the earth. In ceramics, mystery is exhibited in every piece, from designing a concept to creating a piece and firing it; multiple variables create unexpected results. Ceramics are a fun challenge for me, and I enjoy the infinite techniques I’m learning throughout my journey. Although my main tool is the pottery wheel, nothing captivates me more than hand building a ceramic sculpture. I believe sculpture pulls the strings of my creativity and increases interest in my work.
These artists also will be on hand for a Second Saturday Art Walk reception 3-6 p.m. with wine and light appetizers. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk
Artist Statement: “I love color. I am moved and transfixed by COLOR.
“When I paint I see what my eyes feel. I see colors, and how light dances off one and hides in the shadow of another.
“My paintings begin with a blank canvas or wood panel. Gestural markings appear, and energy infuses the process. Squiggles, slashes, drips, swooshes, mark making, some thin and fine, some heavy, thick and dark, begin to appear. I layer acrylic paint, pastels, water colors, and acrylic ink, layer some more, scrape, then remove, uncovering an abstract language of colors, textures, and shapes. What the paint reveals determines the outcome. …
“My work is an invitation to see and feel. The viewer needs options to experience as I need options to create. Each painting is unique with every stroke, swipe, or drip being its own adventure.” – Betty Parnell Open for First Friday and Second Saturday. (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 the SGF Chalk Arts Festival outside and Open Studios II inside for the June 1 First Friday Art Walk.
Get an early start with fun for all ages at the SGF Chalk Arts Festival 10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 1. Hosted by ideaXfactory to benefit Foster Adopt Connect of SWMo, featured artists will begin drawing at 10 a.m. on the MSU Brick City parking lot behind the ideaXfactory. The public is invited to find a spot and join our drawing community. The event is free, all ages are welcome, and we will provide the chalk!
Live music starts at 2 p.m. with Melinda Mullins, Jon Livingston, Molly Daniels, and local musicians on the outdoor patio. Join hands-on fun with Art Zone, Professor Powers Science Symposium and Queen City Rock Camp. Holy Cow Food Truck will be there all day offering delicious Indian cuisine to fuel your creativity, and the new Bits of Britain Cafe’ is just around the corner with a menu of coffee, tea, and pasties.
Open Studios II, held 5-10 p.m. inside the ideaXfactory, features artists working in a variety of media – sculpture, painting, photography, fiber, and mixed media. You’ll see finished artworks alongside new work in progress by David Cogorno, Doug Erb, Lura Faye, Sarah Jones, Josee McGregor, Dana Neuenschwander, Erin O’Sullivan, Christie Snelson, and Jesse Tyler. http://ideaxfactory.com
Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Musical Artist Sarah Smith, plus a LulaRoe Style Show with Lanette Keiner.
Sarah Smith is voice student at Conservatory of the Ozarks in Springfield. Sarah has been studying voice with Heather Leverich at the Conservatory since 2014. Sarah is a gifted songwriter with her own album, Ordinary Girl, available for download online. During the day, Sarah is a content writer at Campaignium Digital Marketing at Campbell and McDaniel in downtown Springfield. Accompanying herself on her acoustic guitar, Sarah will provide a program of her original songs and a variety of cover pieces at June Art Walk at Mane Salon and Social House.
Lanette’s showcase of styles by LulaRoe, includes The Carly Dress and several varieties of shirts and cover-ups. (417) 755-7681 manesalonandsocial.com Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
Artist Statement: Jane Parker’s third solo show at Obelisk Home – titled Time Capsule after one of the paintings in the show – encompasses new work from 2017-18. These evocative new paintings and drawings offer an atmospheric presence within a pictorial space structured by line and color. “I paint what I would like to see, with no specific idea of what that might be. I fully expect to be seduced by the unexpected.” —Jane Parker (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Artist Statement: I love to explore color and texture in a variety of subjects…from foods to travel experiences to light shimmering on water or light reflecting on a city scene. Bold colors and bold textures contrasting with subtle smooth paint passages appeal to me.
Note: Springfield Brewing Company is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Entertainment begins as early as 5 p.m. and shows run as late as Last Call on First Fridays.
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a working artist studio, Will Not Participate in the June Art Walk. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.comOpen 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, is once again open to the public for 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/
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 Art Walks in June. (417) 864-4677 www.
STD Flea Market/Grey Rocks Event Center, 505 E. Trafficway, presents Featured Artist Richard Lewis in June. An art major at MSU, Lewis lived in New Orleans for several years but moved back to Springfield after Katrina. He still sells his work at two galleries in New Orleans. His subject matter is mostly musicians and architecture done in Pop and Impressionistic styles. He also enjoys Surrealism as an artistic avenue. Art Walk reception ends at 9. (417) 425-2019 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; open till 9 p.m. during Art Walk.
Systematic Savings Bank, 318 South Avenue, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents A Show to Be Announced for the June Art Walk. 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, presents Featured Artist Salvador Ceniceros. The artist’s pieces are a combination of analog film and digital printing, and they stem from an ongoing series that looks at the urban landscape and deconstructs it. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com