Twenty-three featured galleries for First Friday Art Walk, March 2017

Stephanie Cramer is featured at Obelisk Home during March's First Friday Art Walk

Submitted: Join First Friday Art Walk 6-10 p.m. on March 3 for hands-on art activities, art fundraisers, live art demonstrations, live music performances, local history, international culture plus original painting, drawing, stained glass, pottery, sculpture, woodworking, photography and more in 23 participating locations. To plan your custom Art Walk experience, View and Print the March 3 Art Walk Map

POST IT SIZE SHOW TO BENEFIT CASTAWAY ANIMAL RESCUE EFFORT

Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters has reinvented the Post-It Show as a three-stage event focused on affordable art for all and aiding local animal rescue efforts! Attend the preview show March 2 ($5 admission) for first dibs on Post It Size Art, all pieces priced at $5. Enjoy the opening reception at Art Walk and the closing reception on March 25.

SBC HOSTS NEWS-LEADER BEST OF 2016 PHOTO SHOW FOR HARMONY HOUSE

Springfield Brewing Company invites Early Bird Art Walkers to enjoy the best photography of 2016 from the Springfield News-Leader in a show starting at 5:30 p.m. March 3. Purchase one of these fantastic images to benefit Harmony House, Springfield’s domestic violence shelter.

HISTORY MUSEUM FEATURES  GREENE COUNTY IN THE GREAT WAR

The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre presents its newest exhibit, From Home to Over There: Greene County in the Great War, with Free Museum Night during Art Walk, and free admission for veterans every day, courtesy of Phenix Marble and Conco. Experience the stories of local heroes who fought and died in the “war to end all wars” and their loved ones back on the home front.

THE CREAMERY PRESENTS PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES: THE ART OF MOTION

Enjoy this celebration of all things mechanical or in motion with an Early Bird reception at 5 p.m. March 3.

UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL GALLERIES OFFER STELLAR SELECTION OF SHOWS

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery welcomes Rhumb Linepaintings by Jeff Broekhoven from 2010 to 2017; MSU Brick City Gallery features two exhibits: Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape and Nolan Preece: Enchanting the Eye; MSU Center of International Programs returns to the Walk with a focus on the country ofMongolia; MSU Student Exhibition Center presents the MSU Department of Art + Design: Foundations ExhibitionOTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz presents Featured Artist Abby Junger Campbell: Finding Wonderland, and don’t miss downtown micro-school u.school’s March show inspiration: People.

MARCH 2017 GALLERY GUIDE

Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Paintings and Prints by Desiree Young. Young is a charter member of the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society and a Best of Missouri Hands artist in painting and pottery. She is the founder of Artsy Kids which is a nonprofit designed to get art supplies to children and youth and encourage art exploration and enjoyment.

“My paintings are in pastel, oil and acrylic of Missouri landscapes and people. I love to teach and share my art with others.” (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat

Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents The Post It Size Show in March. With up to 100 artists participating, Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters is reinventing the Post-It Show with affordable art for all while raising funds for charity! The Post It Size Show takes place in three stages: The Preview Party March 2, giving you first shot at the Post It Size art via a $5 ticket; First Friday Art Walk March 3, and a Closing Reception March 25. All works are priced at $5, and a portion of sales goes to support Castaway Animal Rescue Effort.

Participating artists so far: @theshadyartist, Adri Hughes, Alicia Mae Dill, Andria Hewett, Anthony Hunter, Ashley Wertz, Austin Hubbard, Barb Jurecka, Becky Lucas, Bekah bliss, Bill Baunach, Brandy Roberts, Bridget Koonce, Cameron Thomas, Celeste Whitlow, Chad Woody, Charles Koonce, Charlotte Davis, Chloe Carper, Christie Snelson, Christine Riutzel, Cole, Courtney Smith-Nelson, Cozette Carper, Dani Freeman, Dawna Middleton, Elaine in the Membrane, Elizabeth Keith, Ellie Morrissey, Emily Duckworth, Eric Ray, Erica N. Martin, Erlynn, EVAN, Hannah Duckworth, Heather Mullins, Jack Sauer, Jake Leenerts, John Price, Josh Cullen, Heythisguydoesart, Karen Burton, Katherine Simkins, KDurden Art, Kel’s Custom Designs, Kenzie VanMatre, Kimberly Salsman, KorahLeigh, Lane Burdette, Lane Simmons, Lauren Richey, LCF, Leia Gatch, Liam Vander Sinestra, Lindsey White, M Hansford, Makaylie Coble, Marcia L. Langley, Mary Evelyn Studio Art, Melle Vinyard, Michaela Kershaw, Michaela Proper, Minari Koneko, Moly Owens, Morgan Green, Mouse, Mya Washam, Nate Howard (Potbelly Mammoth), Nathanel Struble, NervouslyDead, Nicholas Struble, Olivia Frye, Preston Roberts, Rare Breed, Rick Briggenhorst, Ryan Andrew Stewart, Sarah Hebert Art, Sarah Jones, Scott Sauer, Shauna LeAnn Smith, Shawn Christopher, Sherri Alexander, Show Me Ozarks Jewelry, Sophia Gordon, Stacy Sheppard (Delineation Gallery & Design), Steve Fielding, Terra X Pierce.

Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, invites you to join them for Featured Artist John Whytock, painter. His marbleized pieces appear as actual stone, revealing hidden forms within that mesmerize, suggesting his photo-realistic nudes and other objects have emerged naturally within stone. Also, don’t miss Beyond Studio’s monthly craft project, a Collaborative Zen Doodle. Make some new friends while you relax into creative mode.

Whytock says, “Beauty, like truth, exists. And we, as human beings, have an almost divine capacity to recognize it. Art, for me, is an expression in paint of what my heart feels when my eyes are opened to the vast and amazing splendor of creation. In spite of the myriad struggles and changes on the path of a career artist, this one unchanging fact remains: I paint because if I didn’t, my heart might explode. And when a kindred spirit is touched while viewing my painting and feels that same infilling, that same indescribable longing and appreciation for our marvelous world, I consider that work a success.” (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F

BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Developed and Less Finished: Maintaining Lifeby L.K. Sukany

From the Artist: “This painting series, memory-inspired using developed compositions and less finished paint application, depicts mysterious scenes of figures in interiors maintaining life. Themes of maintenance, celebration, conversation, and leisure are emphasized using formal elements of figures in interiors, perspective, and paint application. These compositions are memories based on a collection of moments in time. The pieces are not intended to portray real life but a shared physical and mental space of the figures – creating a magical and mysterious element within the composition.”

About the Artist: L.K. Sukany is an Arkansas born multi-media artist currently residing in Springfield, MO. Sukany received her BFA in Printmaking from Missouri State University in 2005 and Master of Arts in Painting at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2012. In 2003, she studied lithography abroad in Newfoundland, Canada. She has been a presentation participant in the 21st Arkansas College Art History Symposium (2011), and at the Arkansas Arts Center (2011). In 2015, Sukany’s artwork was featured in the Arkansas Life “Best of 2015” issue. She recently finished serving on the Arkansas Arts Council Arts on Tour Roster for 2015-2016. When not creating art, L.K. enjoys spending time playing music with her spouse in their band The Damsels in Distress and going on adventures with their daughter and their giant schnauzer, Ein. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Planes, Trains and Automobiles, The Art of Motion. Enjoy this celebration of all things mechanical or in motion in a range of media. Planes, Trains and Automobiles, The Art of Motion will open with a free public reception on First Friday Art Walk, 5- 8 p.m. March 3. The show will remain on display until March 31, 2017. www.SpringfieldArts.org (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 starts at 5 p.m.

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., presents Rhumb Linefeaturing paintings by Jeff Broekhoven from 2010 to 2017. Enjoy the Opening Reception 5-8 p.m. during the March 3 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgalleryOpen 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Th

Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, welcomes you for the March 3 Art Walk with works by Featured Artists Marty GoodnightStephanie 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 its regular displays of 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, is thrilled to announce the Annual Open Juried Show Competition. This is a juried competition opened to all artists 18 years of age and older in the region. Each artist may submit up to two entries in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastels, photography, textiles, ceramics, wood, sculpture or jewelry. Works submitted would have been created in the last three years and be originals, so that all works on display are “Fresh!”

Along with an opportunity to display work in one of the area’s leading art galleries, prizes will be awarded. Best of Show will receive a cash award, as well as a Featured Artist exhibit opportunity in Fresh Gallery in 2018. The awards will be given out during the First Friday Art Walk festivities in April, along with a reception.

Any works to be considered for the competition must be delivered to the gallery, located at 400 W Walnut Street in downtown Springfield. The delivery dates are Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. The Exhibit will run from Friday, April 7 until Thursday, April 27. Applications are available in the gallery. (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 newest exhibit, From Home to Over There: Greene County in the Great War. Read the stories of local heroes who fought and died in the “war to end all wars” & their loved ones back on the home front. Walk through a recreated trench &

experience WWI on the Western Front. Free Museum night at First Friday Art Walk, regular admission applies for Second Saturday. Free admission for veterans, sponsored by Phenix Marble Company and Conco Companies. This exhibit is open Mon.- Sat. 10:30 am to 4:30 pm through July 8. (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org

Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, is a nationally recognized upscale boutique hotel featuring An Array of Outstanding Art. Hotel Vandivort invites you to experience its unique atmosphere, art and upscale dining at The Order. Open for First Friday and Second Saturday (417) 832-1515 www.hotelvandivort.com

IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents Be Here Together, a collaboration between Sarah Jones, Shauna Le Ann Smith, Rick Briggenhorst, and you. Celebrating the act of gathering and the need for togetherness. http://ideaxfactory.com

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, welcomes you with two outstanding exhibitions in the East and West galleries.

In the East Gallery, enjoy Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape, featuring eight contemporary artists putting forth a wide range of “landscape” possibilities in a range of media.

In the West Gallery, experience Nolan Preece: Enchanting the Eye featuring Cliché-verre and chemigram prints(417) 836-6794 http://art.missouristate.edu/148370.htmOpen 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, puts its focus on the country of Mongolia for the March 3 First Friday Art Walk. The Center brings the world to southwest Missouri through art, cultural displays, food, music, and more. http://international.missouristate.edu

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St. presents the MSU Department of Art + Design: Foundations Exhibition showcasing the work of MSU Art Foundations students. This exhibit demonstrates students’ understanding of various artistic concepts in two- and three-dimensional design and drawing and the development of artistic skills through classroom instruction. This show is free and open to the public. . (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F, noon-5 p.m. Sat; closed major holidays and University holidays

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Let the Color Take You: The Art of Stephanie Cramer

Show Statement:Color is the first thought before the brush hits the canvas.

Blue is what soothes the soul, red adds spice, a wide swish begins the movement. Let the color take you… Go forward… Make a mark. Leave enough room for you to wonder. Let the color rush over you. Breathe. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, presents Featured Artist Abby Junger Campbell: Finding Wonderland.

Artist Statement: “As an artist, I try to capture an ordinary moment and transform it into a moment of wonder. I am fascinated with the evolution of the psyche from naive and innocent into skeptical and untrusting. Art in any form is an escape and I am influenced heavily from my childhood escapes of reading and cinema. My style of work draws directly from the illustrations that can be found in storybooks.” (417) 447-8975 www.facebook.com/otcfinearts and otc.edu/finearts Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. F; and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Friday.

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Squarepresents Drawings by Eric Ray, an award-winning artist, illustrator, designer, and art director currently specializing in pen & ink drawing, portraiture and illustration. Also, at 6 p.m., enjoy Musical Performances by Mu Theta, Drury’s Music Therapy Student Organization and Queen City Rock Camp Volunteer BandArt 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 Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., welcomes the News-Leader Best of 2016 Photo Show, 5:30-8 p.m. upstairs. If you take home one of the News-Leader’s best photos, your purchase benefits Harmony House, Springfield’s shelter committed to ending domestic violence. Sponsored by Bedford Camera and Video. (417) 832-8277 Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. M—Th, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. F, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to enjoy Live Demonstrations of the glassblowing art during First Friday and Second Saturday in March. (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 March. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, is a venue for Original Fine Artwork by Gabe Tenneson and Austin Evans. Transformation serves as Springfield’s connection to the fine art movement within the tattoo genre and is dedicated to the furtherance of other classical art mediums. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 1-9 p.m. T-Sat

U.school, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, the downtown Springfield micro-school two doors west of the Moxie, focuses on People as inspiration for the March 3 First Friday Art Walk. The u.school gallery will showcase paintings, drawings, and installed interactive pieces inspired by “People.” The reception ends at 9 p.m. Students at u.school select a theme for each month’s First Friday Art Walk. The students can choose to use the theme to guide their artwork, research, writing, and other academic studies. For each Art Walk month a student is voted as Art Walk Director and is responsible for leading a team in curating the student work and converting the u.school space into a gallery. www.u.school.