Join two dozen Art Walk locations for live art demonstrations, hands-on painting, an immersive art installation, ukuleles, live theatrical performances, a traditional Posada, DWNTWN Magazine, artist receptions and more, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 7!
Be sure to join us again for Second Saturday Art Walk, our laid-back, daytime stroll version of the Walk, noon-5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 15.
GET HANDS-ON WITH PAINTING OUT LOUD AT BEYOND STUDIO
Beyond Studio presents Featured Artist Deborah Cox St.Clair plus Painting Out Loud, an interactive painting that invites visitors to create as well.
MEGANNE ROSEN BRINGS BLIPS TO BOOKMARX IN DECEMBER
BookMarx presents Featured Artist Meganne Rosen with her show, Blips, featuring 100+ 4×4-inch canvases in various styles and subject matter.
$100 & UNDER ART MARKET RETURNS TO THE CREAMERY
The Creamery Arts Center, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents the $100 & Under Art Market during the Dec. 7 First Friday Art Walk.
EXPERIENCE TANGENTIAL TAXONOMIES AT IDEAXFACTORY
IdeaXfactory presents Tangential Taxonomies, an immersive installation by local sculptor David Zaslow, inspired by the intersection of hard science and social science.
OBELISK HOME WELCOMES BETTY PARNELL: NEGATIVE SPACES
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Betty Parnell: Negative Spaces. “So, when can negative be positive? In my paintings. Since I primarily seek to exploit color in vivid and unusual ways in my art, it took me a long time to realize that negative spaces can energize my color palette.” – Betty Parnell
OTC FINE ART RETURNS TO WALK WITH 2018 FALL SHOWCASE
OTC Fine Arts returns to Art Walk in December with its Fall 2018 Student Showcase Exhibition. OTC invites you to its campus for an opening reception in the OTC Jared Family Atrium, including live performances by OTC voice and choir students, 5-7 p.m. There will also be live theatrical performances starting at 7.
DECEMBER 2018 GALLERY GUIDE
Beyond Studio, 400 South Ave., Stes. 230-250, presents Featured Artist Deborah Cox St.Clair plus Painting Out Loud, an interactive painting that invites visitors to create as well.
Artist Statement: “2018 has been a year of growth and expansion. I took my mentor’s name as my artist name: Deborah Cox St.Clair. I still love recycled art and voluminous bouquets of paper flowers. I still love cheekiness and unserious things. More recently, I explore new collage forms that make me laugh – recycling old portraits as well as working with blocks of acrylic and watercolor with ink. For this show I have several prints and smaller items for sale.” – Deborah Cox St.Clair
Painting Out Loud invites visitors to “come fling your feelings with paint.” Art can express the thoughts and feelings that may be hard to say out loud. Paint in any way you feel as you react to the piece. The finished painting will be stretched on a frame and donated. (417) 414-0487 Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F
Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery, 300 W. McDaniel, presents Featured Artist George Perkins in December. A self-taught artist who was born and raised in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, Perkins lives there still with his wife, three teenage sons, tween daughter, a princess pit bull and an anxious boxer. While painting with oils and acrylics is his primary focus, he also enjoys sculpture and woodwork, and frames his paintings with reclaimed wood, often burned or stained.
Artist Statement: “I paint what my eye finds beauty in. Sometimes there is beauty in the torture of life. I find the tenderness in the pain of a broken heart and the anticipation of tasting a full glass of whiskey. Beauty brings with it color and memory, snapshots of passing time. When I look around the world, I realize that everything was someone’s passion, someone’s art, and we take joy in what others create. Since I have made art my life’s work, I have found more pleasure in a normal day. I can’t wait to start my next project, and then again, and then again …” (417) 771 5487. Open 12-9 p.m. T-Sat
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Meganne Rosen and her show, Blips. “Blips is an exhibition of at least 100 4×4-inch paintings on canvas. They are gesture paintings and range widely in subject matter and style.” 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 Dec 7! (417) 350-1888 https://www.facebook.com/CraveCookieDough/
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents the $100 & Under Art Market during the Dec. 7 First Friday Art Walk. Don’t miss original works by SRAC member artists, all priced under $100. Perfect for gift giving and art collecting! In addition to art on display, some artists will also have tables with additional pieces for sale. (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 Foundations of Design Student Exhibition. Enjoy the opening reception 5-8 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, Will Not Participate in the Dec. 7 Art Walk (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 December Featured Artist Alan O’Neal, plus your last opportunities to experience The Big Modern Pop Up Show at 204 S. Campbell!
About the Artist: Alan O’Neal’s unique style of photography will absolutely delight you with his artistic interpretation of life through his camera lens. Meet the artist during First Friday Art Walk and enjoy a Second Saturday reception with the artist 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Second Saturday Dec. 15. 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 will conclude this month. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience gorgeous modern works by area artists both during Art Walk Dec. 7 and 2-6 p.m. on Second Saturday Dec. 15 (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 Holiday Windows at the Fox, a winter wonderland on the square, along with 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 Maggie McCarthy.
Artist Statement: “I choose Watercolor! The beauty and the challenge of this difficult medium is what keeps me going back. Watercolor is supposed to look like it just happens, unforced and fluid, but it does not. Successful watercolor takes a clear vision with a well-thought-out composition, a confident hand and, of course, flexibility: Always be open to what the watercolor has to say. All the famous techniques in the world do not make a good painting. The unique vision of the artist, confident in what he/she wants to say, makes a successful piece.” 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 Tangential Taxonomies, an immersive installation by local sculptor David Zaslow, inspired by the intersection of hard science and social science. Questioning how we form understanding, Zaslow’s work blurs the line between what we feel and what we think, and explores the grey area between knowledge and belief. Comprising approximately 80 individual sculptures inspired by images from the textbook Animals without Backbones by Ralph Bauchsbaum and 1930s-50s scientific imagery, Zaslow’s installation creates an environment in which his creatures can thrive or perish. … Intended to function like a Rorschach test, the installation challenges viewers to bring their own experiences and project their own understanding onto the work. 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 the Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition for First Friday in December! (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 a traditional Posada, presented by visiting students from Mexico. The Posada is a representation of the journey of Joseph and Mary to find a place for their son to be born. Guests will enjoy a musical re-enactment, and traditional drinks and sweets served at the celebration. http://international.missouristate.edu
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents MSU Design Students Final Project Exhibition with an Art Walk reception Dec. 7. By the end of the senior year, each student from the Design Program must participate in the Final Project Exhibition, working with an actual Springfield nonprofit group or business to develop and execute every stage of a design assignment from concept to delivery. The exhibition includes print pieces, supplementary research sketches, proofs, etc. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Betty Parnell: Negative Spaces.
Artist Statement: “So, when can negative be positive? In my paintings. Since I primarily seek to exploit color in vivid and unusual ways in my art, it took me a long time to realize that negative spaces can energize my color palette.
“What are negative spaces? Those areas between and around objects. Negative space can be background. It can define objects and bring balance. But it can also become the object itself, shoved to the forefront my complementary surrounding colors.
“White can create a negative space that gives structure and substance to canvas. Other colors used in secondary roles can do the same thing. Negative space can be used to elevate starring roles in a story, which is in face what an abstract offering projects.
“In much of my work for this show, I have used the color white more liberally than previously. I have been pleased to learn a new way of telling my stories.” — Betty Parnell (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
OTC Fine Arts, 1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, returns to Art Walk in December with its Fall 2018 Student Showcase Exhibition. OTC invites you to its campus for an opening reception in the OTC Jared Family Atrium, including live performances by OTC voice and choir students, 5-7 p.m. Art will be displayed in the Information Commons building and the Norman K. Meyers building. Theater student performances begin a 7 p.m. in Information Commons East 123. On display will be the best work from OTC visual art courses including Drawing I and II, Painting I, Two-Dimensional Design, Three-Dimensional Design and Intro to New Media. Also, on Dec. 11, don’t miss OTC’s Concert Choir & Chamber Singers Winter Concert, Winter Glow, 7-8 p.m. at Drury’s Stone Chapel, 900 N. Benton. This event is free and open to the public! (417) 447-8975 http://otc.edu/finearts
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, features Artists are Art To: Portraits by Calley Lochert, 6-9 p.m. Also, don’t miss an art talk, Syncretism and Recycling in Early Christian Art by Kari Mishler, MSU art history major, at 6 p.m. and The Mother Road Ukulele Ensemble performing songs of the season, sponsored by Friends of the Library, at 7:30 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.
Social on Patton, 314 Patton Ave., invites you to fuel your holiday spirit by joining them for dinner or a drink and a preview our Art Gallery’s exhibiting artists for the new year: Portraitist Anna Bolt, “Checking Vanity at the Door,” Photographer Dean Curtis, “Wild Horses: Majestic Families of Missouri” and Graphic Artist Chris Mostyn, “We’ve found Gob .. and he is us.” https://socialonpatton.com/
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Doug Erb.
About the Artist: Doug Erb is a well-traveled Springfield native, a graduate of MSU, respected for his creative background in art direction, design and illustration. His extensive design career includes work with Sony Music, Fantagraphics Books, Rubber Records (Australia), Rhino Records, Frontier Records, Warner Bros. and many others. Erb’s current creative work is at time ironic, humorous, personal and always a bit oblique. His mind is always observing, twisting, pushing and pulling at ideas and accepted reality. “My creative process is never easy. It shouldn’t be. It challenges and rewards me in ways that defy explanation.” (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 Holiday 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 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 December. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, presents Featured Artist Austin Evans with new, large-scale ink and water pieces. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat
U.school, 425 W. McDaniel, Ste. 160, invites you to pick up a copy of the latest issue of DWNTWN Magazine, a glossy publication produced by u.school students and focusing on downtown art, business and culture. Student artwork will also be on display 6:30 – 8p.m. www.u.school