Kick off your New Year with First Friday Art Walk 6-10 p.m. on Jan. 5. With our university galleries on Winter Break (and other venues taking a well-deserved breather after the holidays) the January Walk is always an intimate affair. Visitors will receive a warm welcome in 13 participating venues featuring original art, artist receptions, live art demonstrations, hands-on art activities and more.
The art and entertainment continue on Second Saturday, noon-5 Jan. 13. Second Saturday is Art Walk’s laid-back, Saturday afternoon stroll version of the Walk for all ages. Look for details on Facebook, ffaw.org and itsalldowntown.com the week after the Walk!
BEYOND STUDIO FEATURES DEBORAH COX, ASHLEY PHINNEY JAN. 5
Beyond Studio presents Works by Resident Artist Deborah Cox and local artist Ashley Phinney with a collection titled Finding My Voice.
BOOKMARX PRESENTS JEFF MILLER: VILLAGE/I WANT TO SLOW DOWN
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 WELCOMES GUEST ARTIST ERIC RAY IN JANUARY
Fresh Gallery presents Guest Artist Eric Ray in January. 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.
AT OBELISK HOME: COLOR CELEBRATION: THE ART OF STEVE MCGUIRE
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Color Celebration: The Art of Steve McGuire: “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
LIBRARY FEATURES PHOTOGRAPHY BY CINDY TUCKER, ZENDOODLING
Park Central Branch Library presents Photography by Cindy Tucker, plus get hands on with art with library staff member Peggy Hanes as she leads a session on Zendoodling. Materials will be provided.
HOT GLASS STUDIO CRAFTS CUSTOM LIGHT FIXTURES LIVE DURING WALK
Springfield Hot Glass Studio a working artist studio, is crafting Custom Blown-Glass Light Fixtures during Art Walk.
JANUARY 2018 GALLERY GUIDE
Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, features student work in various mediums from the Art Inspired Academy class Beginner Art to Market. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, presents Works by Resident Artist Deborah Cox and local artist Ashley Phinney with a collection titled Finding My Voice. “This collection of primarily mixed media pieces was inspired by my personal journey of healing from trauma and gives voice to things that my words alone never could. My desire is that by sharing my art, others can find connection and hope on their journeys as well.” (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Jeff Millerwith 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 Note: European Café is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 11 p.m.
Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Guest Artist Eric Ray in January.
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! 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, invites you to experience its unique atmosphere, original artworks and upscale dining at The Order. 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
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, plus get hands on with art with library staff member Peggy Hanes as she leads a session on Zendoodling. Materials will be provided. 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, is crafting Custom Blown-Glass Light Fixtures during the Jan. 5 First Friday Art Walk. (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 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
- The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, Will Not Participate in the Jan. 5 Art Walk, but be sure to check out the Hearts for the Arts auction online and at The Creamery, which culminates with the February Art Walk. (417) 862-ARTS (2787). The Creamery will host an after dark comedy event from 9-10:30pm.
- Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., Will Not Participate in the Jan. 5 Art Walk.
- Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, Will Not Participate in the Jan. 5 Art Walk. (417) 633-7020 www.equality.healthcare
- IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, Will Not Participate in the Jan. 5 Art Walk. http://ideaxfactory.com
- MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, Will Not Participate in the Jan. 5 Art Walk. (417) 836-6794 http://art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm
- MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, Will Not Participate in the Jan. 5 Art Walk. http://international.missouristate.edu
- MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., Will Not Participate in the Jan. 5 Art Walk. (417) 836-6999 sec.misssouristate.edu
- school, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, the downtown Springfield democratic micro school, Will Not Participate in the Jan. 5 Art Walk. www.u.school