image by Will Knauer, featured in October at BookMarx
Enjoy October's First Friday Art Walk around downtown Springfield, Friday, October 6, from 6-10pm. Enjoy free parking and a complimentary trolley from the Springfield Art Museum to The Creamery Arts Center, and 26 participating venues downtown.
Yellow Chair Makery hosts Art Walk Anniversary art show
Yellow Chair Makery, 311 E. McDaniel, hosts the First Friday Art Walk 16th Anniversary Art Contest & Exhibition during the Oct. 6 Art Walk. See the amazing talent of area artists, find out who took to the top prizes, and VOTE for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award.
Art Inspired celebrates Grand Reopening with Sheli Petersen
Art Inspired celebrates its Grand Reopening in its new location on Market Street with Featured Artist Sheli Peterson and her exhibit, The Art of Storytelling: Children’s Book Illustration.
BookMarx welcomes Featured Artist Will Knauer
BookMarx presents Featured Artist Will Knauer with Will's Art Show 2.
Creamery Arts Center presents Pure Enjoyment exhibit
The Creamery Arts Center presents Pure Enjoyment with Brewer Science, in cooperation with Springfield Regional Arts Council and Arts Rolla. Don’t miss the Early Bird reception with light snacks and live acoustic music!
Fresh Gallery features Alan O’Neal, Fresh Views in September
Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artist Lea Dingman and Linda Kirchner in October.
MSU International Center presents Korean Thanksgiving
MSU Center of International Programs celebrates Korean Thanksgiving! Enjoy traditional games, learn how to write your name in Korean, take pictures with traditional clothes, and enjoy a dance performance.
At Obelisk Home: Modern Iconography: Mary Hamilton
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Modern Iconography: The Art of Mary Hamilton
October 2017 Gallery Guide
Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, celebrates its Grand Reopening in its new location on Market Street with Featured Artist Sheli Peterson and her exhibit, The Art of Storytelling: Children’s Book Illustration.
Artist’s Statement: In my children’s book illustration, I interweave my long-standing interests in nature and mythological themes. This exhibition features excerpts and concept art from my various picture book projects, many of which are written by my mother Patricia Petersen, includingVoladores (McGraw-Hill), How Two Mice Started a War, The Ravens at Greystone Farm, and Kiwi’s Fantastic Flight. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sa
Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, invites you to explore Art as Play in October! Come connect with the silly and absurd side of art! Get hands-on with the October Community Art Project: Create and take home a Halloween mask or a monster garland. Also enjoy work by three featured artists. Tanner Kirksy will show his photography project Portraits of Another Reality-Depression Mirrored; Craig Coenen presents Kid Art and Beyond, and Beyond Studio Resident Artist Deborah Cox continues her display of colorful mixed media paintings. (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Will Knauer with Will's Art Show 2.
Artist’s Statement: “I decided to call my art show Will’s Art Show 2 because it is my second art show. I'll have paintings of places from Japan, as well as some others that are ideas for sculptures with a focus on lighting. I will also be selling handmade journals/sketchbooks with leather or vinyl covers! Will's Art Show 2 is your art show, too.” www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
Bruno’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 416 South Ave., Will Not Participate in the Oct. 6 Art Walk.. (417) 866-000
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Pure Enjoyment with Brewer Science, in cooperation with Springfield Regional Arts Council and Arts Rolla. The opening reception will run 5-8pm with light snacks and live acoustic music (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 Homecoming, featuring works by Tomaz Lanisek. Enjoy the opening reception 5-8 p.m. with an Artist Talk at 5:30. p.m. 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, welcomes you for the Sept. 1 Art Walk with works 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, presents Featured Artist Lea Dingman and Linda Kirchner in October.
These two friends share more than friendship, they share the love of art. Lea loves abstract art while Linda enjoys abstract and realistic as well. One day while admiring Lea's work, Linda saw objects in her mind in the abstract work. "May I paint on your artwork?" she asked Lea, who said, "Yes!"
The wonderful part of this collaboration is that Linda never knows what Lea is going to give her and Lea never knows what she will get back! "It stretches both of us," Linda explains. (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 in October. Travel back in time on iconic Route 66 and learn about the places that put Springfield on the map. View gas pumps and neon signs and hear the music that recalls the original hamburger drive-in on the Mother Road. 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 First Friday and Second Saturday (417) 832-1515www.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 A Show to Be Announced for the October First Friday Art Walk. http://ideaxfactory.com
Mane Salon & Social House, 404A W. Walnut, presents Featured Artist Clarence Brewer. Best known as King Clarentz, Clarence Brewer is not only a virtuoso Delta Blues singer/songwriter, but a degreed visual artist sculpting in steel. (417) 755-7681 www.manesalongandsocial.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, features Parisa Tashakori: Graphic Design for the Oct. 6 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 836-6794
MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, celebrates Korean Thanksgiving in October. The Korean American Students United organization invites you to interact with Korean culture! Play traditional games, learn how to write your name in Korean, take pictures with traditional clothes, and enjoy a dance performance. Come to learn about this beautiful country and taste delicious Korean Thanksgiving food. http://international.missouristate.edu
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the Biennial Ceramics and Printmaking Exhibition, featuring art from students admitted into the MSU Ceramics and Printmaking BFA Programs, as well as current and past students who have taken Ceramic and Print courses within the last year. The works on display are from beginner to advance classes, with a variety of print techniques from silkscreen to intaglio to a range of ceramic forms of cups to figurative sculptures. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Modern Iconography: The Art of Mary Hamilton
Show Statement: "Modern Iconography" is an eclectic series of paintings that illustrates my selection of familiar or iconic images and classical themes. The universally understood subjects are combined with organic surroundings or collaged with found objects that suggest a cycle of change or transformation
“The variety of elements in my paintings tries to show the network between what our culture once treasured and what now seems obsolete. It also attempts to show how those iconic images influence our stream of consciousness and our shifting interpretation of the modern standard of worth.”
Artist Bio: Mary Hamilton, a Missouri native, is an award-winning regional artist based in Springfield. Her eclectic and multi-media artworks have been featured in local, regional, and state exhibitions and publications. A retired public school art teacher, Hamilton now works out of her home studio full-time. Her portfolio is featured at mhamiltonart.com. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Paparazzi for the Dead: Photography by Gypsy Pitts. Gypsy Pitts will discuss inspiration and answer questions about her series of graveyard photographs. 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 Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy its newest exhibit, Wonder Rooms, featuring an amazing array of art from local art lovers’ private collectionsAND a FREE ride to and from Art Walk on the Art Museum-Art Walk shuttle 5:30-9 p.m. (417) 837-5700
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a working artist studio, presents Glass Pumpkins Galore for First Friday in October! Live demonstrations on First Friday and Second Saturday. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, invites you to enjoy its historic law enforcement displays as it concludes its Art Walk Open Houses in October. 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/AboutUs/history.html Open until 9 p.m. on First Fridays through October.
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 October. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Systematic Savings Bank, 318 South Avenue, presents A Show To Be Announced in October.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 A Variety of Art for the Oct. 6 Art Walk, including a very special portrait for sale to benefit suicide prevention efforts. Titled Leave Out All the Rest, this painting of Chester Bennington by Artist Gabriel Tenneson is for sale, along with prints of the original. A portion of painting proceeds and half of print sales will be donated to the American Association for Suicide Prevention. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
U.school, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, the downtown Springfield democratic micro school, During October Art Walk u.school will be showcasing part 2 of the interactive installation On Shame by Christopher Harrell and a preview of u.school’s new print magazine, DWNTWN. www.u.school
Yellow Chair Makery, 311 E. McDaniel, hosts the First Friday Art Walk 16th Anniversary Art Contest & Exhibition during the Oct. 6 Art Walk. See the amazing talent of area artists, find out who took to the top prizes, and VOTE for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award. (417) 719-4300