First Friday Art Walk, December 2017

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First Friday Art Walk, December

Join First Friday Art Walk 6-10 p.m. on Dec. 1 for original art, artist receptions, live music including Uke 66 and Mykl Perkins, live art demonstrations, affordable art gifts, hands-on crafts, senior exhibitions, youth art and more in 21 participating locations. To plan your custom Art Walk experience, View and Print the December 2017 Art Walk Map

The art, entertainment and shopping continue on Second Saturday, noon-5 Dec. 9. Second Saturday is Art Walk’s laid-back, Saturday afternoon stroll version of the Walk for all ages. Look for details on Facebook, and the week after the Walk!



Young artists are the focus at Beyond Studio, which celebrates its first birthday with Birthday Cake, a Card Craft Activity and the Fine Arts/ImageMakersExhibit with Boys and Girls Club Artists. Stop in a vote for your favorites to send them on to the regionals! Young artists are also the stars at Drury Pool Art Center Gallery with the Best of the Midwest Annual High School Competitive Exhibition, and at, where the students explore the theme Vintage.



OTC Fine Art Department returns to the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, with a one-time Art Walk Pop-Up Exhibit Dec. 1! Don’t miss the Fall 2017 Student Showcase Exhibition and Art Walk reception 6-9 the Gillioz lobby, plus get your FREE ticket to OTC Fine Art’s upcoming performance of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry.



The Creamery Arts Center presents $100 & Under, an art exhibit and holiday bazaar featuring original art and hand-made gifts at affordable prices. The month-long exhibit opens with a market-style show featuring 30 local artists 5-8 p.m. Dec. 1



Art Inspired presents David Middleton – The Professional Amateur. Middleton has more than 35 years’ experience in broadcast, video production and still photography.



MSU Brick City and MSU Student Exhibition Center turn the spotlight on the work of Bachelor of Fine Arts and Design students with senior exhibitions, while MSU Center of International Programs welcomes Art from Qufu, China.



Art Walk Pop-Up Show: OTC Fine Art Department returns to the Gillioz Theatre Lobby, 325 Park Central East, with a one-time Art Walk Pop-Up Exhibit Dec. 1! Don’t miss the Fall 2017 Student Showcase Exhibition and Art Walk reception 6-9 the Gillioz first floor lobby, featuring a variety of artwork from our visual arts courses such as Drawing, Painting, and 2-Dimensional Design. Visitors to the Showcase will receive a bonus: a FREE ticket to OTC Fine Art’s upcoming performance of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. Our holiday play will be performed at the Gillioz Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10.

All are also invited to the annual OTC Concert Choir & Chamber Singers Winter Concert led by Choir Director Alberta Smith, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Drury’s historic Stone Chapel on East Central Street, Springfield, MO.  The concert is a FREE community event! Please join us! (417) 447-8975 and


Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, presents David Middleton – The Professional Amateur. David Middleton has more than 35 years’ experience in the fields of broadcast, video production and still photography. For 15 years his role was production and operations manager at various television stations, but his passion was always being “behind the scenes” with a camera in his hands. His direction and production credits include Good Morning America, Entertainment, award-winning music videos, plus live newscasts, sporting events, and many music concerts. He has operated cameras for ESPN, FOX Sports Network, NBC, CBS, SPEED Channel, The Outdoor Channel and has produced videos for NHK in Japan. Even though photography is always part of his work, David enjoys going out of his way for the more personal shots; hence this outstanding collection. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, celebrates its birthday with Boys and Girls Club Artists for the Dec. 1 First Friday Art Walk! Enjoy select images from the city-wide Fine Arts/ImageMakers Exhibit, plus birthday cake and a Card-Making Activity! Attendees can vote for their favorite artworks in each category and age group. All art work featured was created by Boys & Girls Club members, ages 5-18. Winners from the Fine Arts/ImageMakers Exhibitmove on the regional competition.! (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artists Dylan Webb and Nicholas Nutting in a show titled Expressions, along with Live Music from Mykl


The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents $100 & Under, an art exhibit and holiday shopping experience featuring original art and hand-made gifts at affordable prices. The month-long exhibit opens with a market-style show featuring 30 local artists 5-8 p.m. during the Dec. 1 First Friday Art Walk. (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 Best of the Midwest Annual High School Competitive Exhibition through Jan 26, with an Opening Reception 5-8 p.m. Dec. 1. 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 Dec. 1 Art Walk with works by Featured Artists Marty GoodnightStephanie Cramer and T.D. Scott. (417) 633-7020 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. (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 December Featured Artist Carole Ogden and her show Fragments of My Mind.

Best of Missouri Hands and Fresh Gallery artist Carole Ogden has also been a full-time Kickapoo High School French teacher for the past 10 years. The French-born artist has always used art as a means of expression, empowerment, and enjoyment. She enjoys painting colorful situations using oils and watercolors as her mediums and transforming her memories into paintings.

The primary source of inspiration in her subject matter comes from her European roots and love of travel. She likes to use color to paint a magical feeling of the world that one may see in the day-to-day. Like the master colorist Henry Hensche, Ogden feels “Paintings are the visual music of the world.” It is through her color-drenched artwork that she finds inner joy.  (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 Crusin’ 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


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 Note: Hotel Vandivort is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Open 24-7-365

IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, Will Not Participate in the December First Friday Art Walk.


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 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents BFA Senior Exhibitions for the Dec. 1 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 836-6794 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 enjoy Art from Qufu, China, during the Dec. 1 Art Walk. Discover the beauty of gourds with paintings by artists from Qufu, in the Shandong Province of China.


MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the BFA Art and Design Exhibition. At the end of their senior year, each student in MSU’s design program must participate in the Final Project Exhibition. For the final project, each student works with an actual nonprofit group or business to develop and execute every stage of a design assignment, from concept to delivery. The exhibition usually includes printed pieces, supplementary research sketches, proofs, and whatever else students select as a proper representation of their professional execution of an assignment. (417) 836-6999


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Barriers and Brushes: The Art of Dustin Burgert.

Show Statement: “My goal for Barriers and Brushes is to show the light and dark side of each piece. Separated by a barrier, each half has its own character and flow, but at the same time a likeness to each other that brings it all together.”

Artist Bio: “My relationship with abstract art is derived from a creative ability to see a finished product in my head before paint touches canvas. The visions I put to canvas are spontaneous and often don’t fall into a defined theme, although they may have a slight likeness that can be observed in them. Because art can mean or represent so many different things to so many different people, my goal above anything is to create conversational pieces that not only warm a room but inspire positivity and imagination as well.” – Dustin Burgert (417) 616-6488


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Colorful Abstract Paintings by Nicole Chilton, and a performance by musical group UKE 66 starting at 6 p.m. Art Walk reception ends at 9. (417) 831-1342 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 All Christmas, All the Time for First Friday Dec. 1 and Second Saturday Dec. 9. (417) 868-8181 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 December. (417) 864-4677 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 Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, the downtown Springfield democratic micro school, will explore the concept of Vintage for December’s First Friday Art Walk. The school’s space, a couple of doors down from The Moxie, will be open to the public 6:30-8:30 p.m. The gallery will showcase paintings, drawings, and artwork on the theme Vintage – all produced by U.schoolers.