First Friday Art Walk offers an array of art that will fire your inspiration and warm your heart, 6-10 p.m. Nov. 2. At ideaXfactory, enjoy the amazing Ceramics + Metals + Sculpture The Best of MSU Art + Design 3D Studies; join Art Walk Emeritus Randy Bacon Studios for It Knows No Face – Portraits of Suicide Survivors, a film and photography project for suicide prevention, plus visit MSU Center of International Programs for the annual Tour of the Globe with art, culture, food, music and more from 20 different countries.
Be sure to visit us again on Nov. 10 for Second Saturday Art Walk, our laidback daytime stroll event, 12-5 p.m., headlined by Christmas on Campbell.
Beyond Studio invites visitors to three-artist show
Beyond Studio presents Featured Artists Dana Neuenschwander, Elle Steward, and Jen Scheid. Each artist approaches everyday aspects and brings a more lighthearted perspective to our daily lives.
Live caricatures, book reading at BookMarx Nov. 2
BookMarx presents Featured Artist Gregory Miller, who will be doing live caricatures, book readings, and display of original illustrations from the book, “The Secret of Flying.”
Fresh Gallery: Featured Artists, Christmas on Campbell
Fresh Gallery presents November Featured Artist Farley Lewis, plus Christmas on Campbell and The Big Modern Pop Up Show in November.
November Exclusive: Randy Bacon: It Knows No Face
Randy Bacon Photography Studio, Art Walk Emeritus, puts its art where its heart is with the opening reception of a major, multifaceted portrait art exhibition, story and short film series premiere for It Knows No Face - Portraits of Suicide Survivors. This project is presented in partnership with National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Missouri and 7 Billion Ones. Experience this moving exhibition with music, activities, beverages and light appetizers during the Nov. 2 Art Walk reception.
University galleries focus on youth exhibitions
Be sure to visit Drury Pool Art Center Gallery in November for the Third Annual Best of the Midwest High School Competitive Exhibition, while MSU Student Exhibition Center and the MSU Art Education Program host a Statewide Juried Art Exhibition for secondary school teachers and their students.
November 2018 Gallery Guide
Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, presents Featured Artists Dana Neuenschwander, Elle Steward, and Jen Scheid.
The themes Dana explores are rooted in everyday items, nature and the spaces we interact with. These observations are expressed using the natural opposition related to near/far, light/dark spaces and the shapes they inherently describe.
Elle's passion is in bringing people hope and happiness through the sweet and beautiful things of life. Her art is designed to dwell on the simplicity that life has to offer.
Jen Scheid’s jewelry pieces are inspired by the calming nature of paint pouring.
Each artist approaches everyday aspects and brings a more lighthearted perspective to our daily lives. (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F
Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery, 300 W. McDaniel, presents Featured Artist Donna Rustin in November.
Artist Statement: “My art represents a past of childhood abuse, addiction and a life long struggle with mental illness. Putting things together, over time, piece by piece with much thought and reflection until each piece fits precisely where I want it. This is much easier done in art than in life. Putting a piece together takes a lot of time, just like putting a life back together. My time is spent searching for those pieces in art and in life. (417) 771 5487. Open 12-9 p.m. T-Sat
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Gregory Miller, who will be doing live caricatures, book readings, and display of original illustrations from the book, “The Secret of Flying.” www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
Crave Cookie Dough, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 102, (right next to BookMarx) features Artist Sarah Rasul, Artists Francois Lariviere and Grace Douglas, and Photographer Dean P Groover. Satisfy your cravings for original art and sweet treats with Crave Nov. 2! (417) 350-1888 https://www.facebook.com/CraveCookieDough/
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, has selected nine artists for the annual Caught My Eye exhibit. Sponsored by Positronic Industries, the exhibit opens with a reception with music, light bites and beverages, and conversations with the artists. The exhibit will be on display through November 30th, 2018. This year’s artists are: Jesse Clay, Jenny Judlin, Luke Blevins, Melissa Bollwerk, John Whytock, Linda Passeri, Farley Lewis, Ainura Ashirova, and Susan Goodman. (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., is proud to present the Third Annual Best of the Midwest High School Competitive Exhibition. Enjoy the opening reception 5-8 p.m. Oct. 5. 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, presents New Works by Featured Artist Stephanie Cramer, plus Featured Artists Shannon Bacon and Dustin Burgert, and works by Featured Artist 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 during the First Friday and Second Saturday Art Walks.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 November Featured Artist Farley Lewis, plus Christmas on Campbell and The Big Modern Pop Up Show in November.
Farley captures the beauty he finds in nature so others can experience something of what he did, in places that include Ozark streams, mountains of Haiti and villages of South Africa.
Please join us for a special Featured Artist Reception on Saturday, November 3rd from 3-5pm with a special expanded exhibit of Farley's work. Light appetizers will be served, stop by before you hit the town for dinner downtown ... perfect date night.
Christmas on Campbell: Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You won't want to miss this once a year event when all the shops on Campbell street get together to offer you special discounts and giveaways. Explore Campbell and look for the red flags for all participants. Check out http://www.freshgallery.org for more information.
Big Modern Pop Up Gallery: Fresh Gallery's temporary modern show located at 204 S. Campbell. Open First Friday 6-9pm and 3rd Saturday, November 17th 2-6pm. New artists not seen at fresh before...in our temporary pop up gallery. Hurry it won't be here for much longer. (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. Enjoy the history of some of the iconic neon signs that once lined the Mother Road. Travel back in time on Route 66 and visit the fun places that put Springfield on the map. FREE Museum Night during Art Walk; regular admission applies for Second Saturday. (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.or
Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Mollie Chounard.
Artist Statement:” I’m a conceptual Surrealistic painter working primarily in acrylics. I’d prefer to be remembered as the girl that told a beautiful story or shared her ideas with the world rather than the greatest painter. Inspiration comes in many forms – from family, books, movies, history, and of course the greats like Leonardo da Vinci. The highest compliment someone can make is to take the time to connect with my art, to delve inside and pull out the meaning or story behind it. There is nothing more satisfying than a chuckle or seeing that 'ah ha' moment on someone's face.” 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
IdeaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents Ceramics + Metals + Sculpture -- The Best of MSU Art + Design 3D Studies.
ideaXfactory and Missouri State University Art + Design Department present an exhibition featuring the best of current and past student work from 3D Studies in Ceramics, Metals, and Sculpture. Featured artists including Mackenzie Elliot, Forrest Byrd, Will Finch, Colin Aubuchon, Shauna Le Ann Smith, Rick Briggenhorst, Olga Shute, Casaundra Beard, Johanna Typaldos, Joshua Burd, and more
The new 3D Studies emphasis at MSU offers a rich blend of ceramics, sculpture, and metals in one interdisciplinary field of study. Students learn traditional, digital, and experimental techniques, processes, and media through a variety of 3D approaches to develop analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
For more information about the MSU Art + Design Department, please attend First Friday Art Walk reception on Nov. 2 from 6-10 p.m. and you’ll have the opportunity to talk to MSU faculty and students, or visit https://art.missouristate.edu http://ideaxfactory.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, proudly presents Euduard Cehovin, Radovan Jenko, and Cedomir Kostovic: Graphic Design in November. (417) 836-6794 http://art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm 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 its largest celebration of international culture, the annual Tour of the Globe. Meet international students from over 20 countries as they share art, music, dance, food, and more with the Art Walk community. http://international.missouristate.edu
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., and the MSU Art Education Program hosts a Statewide Juried Art Exhibition for secondary school teachers and their students. This exhibition will showcase selected works from teachers and students who represent the talent from all areas of the state. The goal of the exhibition is to give teachers an opportunity to participate in a competitive, juried exhibition, and inspire young artists by providing a platform for their work to be displayed in a college venue. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Jessie Schwartz: Chromatic Pop.
Artist Statement: My “Chromatic Pop” series has evolved since I first started it. I find I have gotten closer in perspective to my subjects. I want the viewer to come in closer as well. There is an intimacy to my work which is different to each viewer. The paintings would not have the same impact if they were smaller. The iconic people I paint, lived a bigger than life existence and therefore, needs to be seen as bigger than life in my art. I use colors for my portraits which are nontraditional, but the brain forgives it and accepts it. The colors also draw the viewer in. It’s the memories of each Icon (whether a song, movie, or time in history) which triggers that special feeling for each of us: and that’s why I think so many enjoy my work.
You cannot come to one of my shows and not share a story from your past. – Jessie Schwartz (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, features Madeline Brice, graduate of Missouri State University with Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and art history, presenting Hildegard of Bingen and Elisabeth of Schönau, 6-9 p.m. 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.
Randy Bacon Photography Studio, 600 W. College St., Art Walk Emeritus, in partnership with National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Missouri and 7 Billion Ones, is proud to announce the opening reception of a major, multifaceted portrait art exhibition, story and short film series premiere for It Knows No Face - Portraits of Suicide Survivors. Enjoy music, activities, beverages and light appetizers during the Nov. 2 Art Walk reception.
It Knows No Face presents an extensive series of large scale, intimate black and white portraits by noted artist and photographer, Randy Bacon, of suicide survivors - individuals that lost a loved one to suicide or are personally dealing with suicidal thoughts and or attempts. The exhibit includes corresponding raw, heartfelt stories from each person, talking candidly about suicide and the impact it has on their lives. In addition, Bacon and producing partners and supporters created a powerful series of short films featuring the subjects talking openly and truthfully about the topic of suicide. The motion picture short film series will premiere at the opening reception on November 2.
This opening exhibition will also mark the launch of the "It Knows No Face - The Movement" which will focus on growing a powerful 'voice' for suicide awareness and prevention. The project aims to travel throughout Missouri and nationwide providing the backdrop for individual and community discussion on the topic of suicide - to let suicide survivors know they are not alone, and that healing, hope and help are possible. (417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com
Social on Patton, 314 Patton Ave., uniting artists and community through charity, celebrates two artists and their works in a "must-see" exhibit. Heart and Mind introduces Art Walkers to Sarah Jane Hunt's powerful works of appreciation for Harmony House's community service. Mind Film: Seeing With The Imagination presents David Burt's lifetime of images and experiences. These images are the mind film, the focus, development, and layering of life itself. Also join us for the Gallery's Last Friday launching of our community's iCare Campaign on October 26th. https://socialonpatton.com/
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Carole Ogden: Communities.
Communities is a collection of oil paintings from photography. I have collaborated with photographers from around the world. I have taken their photographs and transformed them into my own interpretation, showing that it does not matter where one is, we can always relate to communities from around the world.
"A true community is not just about being geographically close to someone or part of the same social web network. It's about feeling connected and responsible for what happens. Humanity is our ultimate community... " - Yehuda Berg (417) 832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com Open 11 a.m.-Last Call M-F; 9 a.m.- Last Call Sat-Sun
Note: Springfield Brewing Company is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Entertainment begins as early as 5 p.m. and shows run as late as Last Call on First Fridays.
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a working artist studio, is celebrating its last Fall Season with Art Walk as Glass Master Terry Bloodworth steps into retirement and smaller ventures at the end of this year. Don’t miss your opportunity to own a Springfield Hot Glass Original and to stop in, congratulate Terry on his new ventures, and thank Hot Glass Studio for its role in making downtown Springfield an arts destination. A founding member of the Art Walk, Springfield Hot Glass Studio is a destination that will be sorely missed. Visit them on First Friday and Second Saturday in November and December. (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 Art Walks in November. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, presents its in-house art collection featuring works by Kit King, Casey Baugh and Nick Baxter, plus, for a limited engagement, works by local metal sculptor James Dale. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
U.school, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, explores the theme Thankful through art and performance during November’s First Friday Art Walk. The school will be setup as a gallery space and open from 6:30 - 8pm www.u.school