Artist Talk with Tracy Bruton

Tracy Bruton

Studio 55 Arts Guild May 2019   

May 8th, 2019   Program 1:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Tracy Bruton

 "Creative Aging" 

National Avenue Christian Church Gallery

1515 South National Ave.​ Springfield


Pablo Picasso once said: "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." So here's the challenge: How does one create  the wonder and magic in the sheer joy of creating?  Come to the program and be inspired, encouraged and motivated to make the most of your gifts of creativity. 

Tracy Livingston Bruton has thirty years of teaching experience, grades K-adult in the Springfield Public School System. She taught art and was the Department Chair at Glendale High School for twenty five of those years. During her time there she’s won multiple awards and has experience in both two and three-dimensional media. Her students have attended some of the most prestigious art schools both in and outside of the country based on portfolios that were created in her classroom. As a member of NAEA, she’s presented workshops at conferences on both the state and national levels. She was filmed for a Master Teacher series and was an adjunct professor for both OTC and MSU. She was also a Toyota International Teacher and participated in a study abroad program in Japan. She has led tours with her students to 17 different countries around the globe, which Tracy says has profoundly impacted the way sees the world.

As a working artist herself, she has been involved in many community events. She has judged, juried and hung countless shows including Artsfest on Walnut, Winterfest at Hammons Hall for the performing arts, the Library Center and the All School Art Show at the Springfield Art Museum. She was the artistic director for the Bellwether Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory and was the Visual Arts Director for Second Baptist church where she coordinated summer classes for over 300 children. She has also painted murals and designed logos for area businesses. Check out Tracy's art classes at Splatter Studio. 

Tracy is a member of  the Board of Directors for Studio 55 Arts Guild and currently the art therapist at Creekside at Elfindale.

Visitors are welcome and we encourage you to join our guild after 3 visits for only $30 per year to support our projects, speakers, exhibits and other expenses. 

Members and visitors are encouraged to bring a piece of their art for "show and share" for the meeting. This could be a finished piece or a work in progress you want some feedback on from other artists. 

Studio 55 Arts Guild was organized in 1996 and is a member of the Springfield Regional Arts Council. We welcome visual artists of all media. Our membership is for those 18 and above and includes professionals, emerging artists, art teachers, art related business owners or anyone who appreciates art. We are committed to the support, education and development of artists of all skill levels.   For more information: or on Facebook: 

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Sandra Graves Letson

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