September First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk
art by Jessie Shoenfelt

Get Back in the Swing of Things with September’s FFAW


MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY PRESENTS… Equinox, the first exhibition of the Fall 2019 semester featuring work from our partner institution, the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland.


THE HISTORY MUSEUM IS NOW OPEN: ART, ARTIFACTS AND FUN FOR ALL… The first floor of History Museum on the Square will be open from 6 pm to 9 pm for First Friday Art Walk. Admission is free and guests are welcome to explore two galleries, Native Crossroads at the Spring and Voices of History, currently featuring We've Always Been Here- African American Stories in Greene County.



“Having never painted Bob struggled to find his voice, but after trial and error he found his voice in abstracts. The painting of abstracts has become his muse as self-expression resides in each painting.“




21 Participating Locations Plus Activity Hot-Spot Around the Square!

BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, Show to be announced. BookMarx will be Open M 12-7p.m., T-Saturday 10:30 p.m.-7p.m.. And Art Walk from 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Crave Cookie Dough, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 102, (right next to BookMarx) Is open to Satisfy your cravings for original art and sweet treats with Crave! Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. T-Th, 11 a.m.-12 a.m. F-Sat, 12-10 p.m. Sun (417) 350- 1888

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, For First Friday Art Walk in September The Creamery Arts Center will continue with the 'Springfield Inspired' exhibition. Stop by and enjoy familiar hometown scenes interpreted by local artists! Visit The Creamery Arts Center any time from 5-8 pm and then enjoy the rest of the First Friday Art Walk venues downtown! 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. (417) 862-ARTS (2787).

Drury Pool Arts Center, 900 N. Benton Avenue, For September the Pool Arts Center will be showing works by Dan Young “Prairie & Ozarks Plateau Series”. Opening Reception will be Friday from 5-8pm, with the Artist Talk beginning at 5:30pm. Note: Drury Pool Arts Center is an Early Bird location: its reception runs from 5-8pm. (417) 873-6337

Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, presents a stellar artist lineup for August with Stephanie Cramer, Jane Parker, Shelly Forbes, Christie Snelson, Dustin Burgert, Daniel Flodin, Kat Allie, Tom Beale, Jared Gillett, J. Kent Martin and a new piece by Madeline Brice! 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. (417) 633-7020

Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, welcomes artist Sherri Davis for September’s Art Walk! Sherri Davis has been transforming ordinary spaces into the extraordinary with her hand-painted murals and framed designs. Sherri’s ultimate goal is to help you transform your space into a spectacular work of art that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Sherri’s inspiration for her art comes directly from nature and animals. Her painting medium is primarily acrylic and pastel although She loves and uses other media when her subject matter calls for it. She is primarily a self-taught artist that takes many opportunities to study with artists such as Adam Clegue, Rita Kirkman, Lisa Ober, Feeling Lin and others.

Sherri Davis work has been featured in the Parade of Homes projects, 417 Home Magazine, The Springfield News Leader and has won several awards in local competitions. She is a juried artist member of Best of Missouri Hands, member of Gateway Pastel Society, Red Rock Pastel Society and participates in many artist groups. Whether it be a mural painted directly onto your wall, a custom ordered piece of art, or a pet portrait, Sherri would be excited to work with you.

Her love for color and whimsical design will add charm to your children’s rooms, playrooms and nurseries. Sherri enjoys creating custom touches anywhere in your home based on your personal style and preferences. Sherri will be having an Artist Reception at Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut Street, on Thursday, September 12 from 5-7:30 pm. Wine and refreshments will be served.

See you at Fresh Gallery for FFAW from6-10pm! Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk. (417) 862-9300

Big Modern by Fresh Gallery, 204 South Campbell - For September, Big Modern proudly welcomes local artists Jason Stella, Alan O'Neal, Debbie Reed, Ann Marie Rausch, and Lura Faye Cotton. Large vistas of the West, beautiful photography from South America, Flights of fantasy and reality, and large sculptures will draw you to our varied and dramatic presentation! Join us!

Open First Friday Art Walk from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on August 2 and again on September 6. Also, by appointment by calling Fresh 862-9300 or Linda Kirchner at 861-5004. See you at Big Modern for FFAW from 6-10 p.m.!

The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre, is now open at its new location at 154 Park Central Square! Located within the 104-year old former Barth’s department-store building and the one adjacent, the museum has more than 18,000-square feet of space, giving it room for continued expansion. There are three floors with eight dedicated spaces including a Welcome Center, six permanent galleries and the traveling exhibit space. The renovated basement houses staff offices enlarged workrooms and space for volunteers and interns.

The History Museum on the Square’s six permanent galleries include • Native Crossroads at the Spring • Trains, Trolleys and Transportation: Children’s Education Area • Pioneers and Founders at the Crossroads • The Civil War in Springfield • Wild Bill Hickok and the American West; and • Birthplace of Route 66

Highlights of the museum include a transportation gallery with a time machine built into a replica of a trolley car, an immersive reenactment chamber of the Hickok-Tutt confrontation, interactive touchscreen maps of Springfield comparing vintage photos to contemporary depictions, and a 66-foot long timeline and map of the Iconic Mother Road. Perhaps one of the most dramatic features is a one-third scale Frisco locomotive engine that literally emerges through the upper mezzanine wall.

Admission rates for the museum are $16 for adults; $13 for seniors (65-plus), students of any age with a valid ID, and members of the military and families; $10 for children ages 4-12; and free to those under the age of three. Groups of ten or more can be accommodated with 48-hours’-notice. For more information, and to view an online library of digitized historic photos, visit

The first floor of History Museum on the Square will be open from 6 pm to 9 pm for First Friday Art Walk. Admission is free and guests are welcome to explore two galleries, Native Crossroads at the Spring and Voices of History, currently featuring We've Always Been Here- African American Stories in Greene County.


Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor presents artist: Bob AuBuchon. Bob AuBuchon is an artist born and raised in Farmington, Missouri. He now resides with his wife Valerie in Camdenton, MO. He works out of this his “G.A.S” (Garage Art Studio) to produce his one of a kind abstract painting.

A catalyst to his life of art was his brother Ron who after returning from the Army began working in the art of hand thrown pottery and asked Bob to come work alongside him. In 1974, Bob attended a local college, Mineral Area Junior College where he was an art major and studied under the direction of Jerry Walters, a master wood block artist. He

was yet another hand to direct Bob in his love of art and art history. At this time Bob worked mainly with pottery, photography and wood block prints.

It was in 1981 Bob went back to college to study in the field of Religious Studies at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO and later to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary gaining his master’s degree. His direction of study may have changed but his love for art was kept alive by taking alternative art classes alongside his theological studies. Bob spent 27 years as a pastor in various churches.

In 2012 after a time of life changing events, Bob turned to his love of art to find solace and healing. He began learning to paint with watercolors and later acrylics. Having never painted Bob struggled to find his voice, but after trial and error he found his voice in abstracts. The painting of abstracts has become his muse as self-expression resides in each of his paintings.

Today Bob shows his work in a few local places at the Lake of the Ozark's and sells his work online ( as well as exhibiting his art in various art shows around the state. He is grateful for each purchase to know his artwork is hanging in the home of someone who loves art.

Join Hotel V for a dinner or cocktail on your FFAW route. (417) 832-1515 Note: Hotel Vandivort is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Open 24-7-365

Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Jess Shoenfelt! Jessica Shoenfelt was born and raised in the middle of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. She moved to Missouri in 2003. Her love of painting was rekindled in 2011 after the birth of her 6th child. A minimalist country girl, Jessica paints scenes from her life and experiences. Acrylic is her medium of choice. She paints in traditional and impressionistic styles. Jessica also has her artwork displayed at Gailey’s Cafe until the end of September. She will also have a painting to be auctioned off at the CASA of Southwest Missouri event on September 13th at the Old Glass Place to raise money for children in foster care. (417) 755-7681 Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat Open for FFAW from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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

Missouri State University Center for International Programs, at the Jim D. Morris Center, 301 S. Jefferson. Show to be Announced, Open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for First Friday Art Walk.

Missouri State University Brick City Gallery, 215 W Mill Street, The Department of Art and Design and Brick City Gallery are delighted to present Equinox, our first exhibition of the Fall 2019 semester featuring work from our partner institution, the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland. The exhibition opens Tuesday, August 27th and runs through Saturday, September 21st. Don’t forget to join us at the First Friday Art Walk opening reception from 6-10pm Friday, September 6th!

Missouri State University Student Exhibition Center, 833 E Walnut Street, The Department of Art and Design and Student Exhibition Center are delighted to present the Biennial Animation, Digital and Electronic Arts Exhibition. Our first exhibition features work from undergraduate students previously enrolled in animation, digital, and electronic arts courses and attests to the superb quality of instruction and creation in the department of art and design. The exhibition opens Friday, August 30th and runs through Wednesday, September 18th. Don’t forget to join us for the First Friday Art Walk opening reception from 6-10pm on September 6th!

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, Obelisk Home and OH Gallery presents artist Kat Allie in her new exhibit “terra: Memory Bits”.

From the Artist: “Insatiable visual hoarding has led me to a realization that moments in nature need to be spent more mindfully -- instantaneous, yet full of sensory meditation. Bits of beauty, rich with colors, textures, and sounds of nature, flood my imagination when remembering a moment spent in Earth’s ever-changing environment.

Traveling to new places or stepping into the familiarity of my own backyard, I’m always inspired by nature. Our landscape’s bits and pieces transform, yet stay ready at our digital fingertips, as we store the data we want to keep. In a way, it’s a personal binary code for our human experiences. terra: Memory Bits, is a series of paintings found by traversing thousands of frozen moments that have been digitally stockpiled. Moments longing for another breath of life, which comes from taking one more fresh, organic look. These paintings are inspired from my “Memory Bits” taken of nature and then re-imagined through tactile colors, textures, lines, and smells.

Each composition hides a hint of the painting’s title in binary code, which becomes a relevant pattern ( or motif ) of numbers . It represents our visual understanding of how we weave beauty and facts into our daily lives -- and gives us a marriage of nature and technology.”

Join Obelisk and Kat Allie for the Opening reception from 6-10pm on the September Art Walk. Open for FFAW from 11a.m. to 10 p.m. Normal business hours Tuesday – Friday 11a.m.-7p.m. Saturday 11a.m. -5p.m. (417) 616-6488

Ozark Mountain Flower Truck is on the Square! Pick up some flower power for your summer with a visit to a proud FFAW sponsor the Ozark Mountain Flower Truck! It will be located on Park Central Square from 6-10 p.m. on First Fridays for Art Walk through October.

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, For September on display at the library will be “Editorial Portraits by Andie Bottrell at Designing Indie” In addition to the Art there will be a presentation by Katie Kimbrough, an Art History major and Museum Studies minor at Missouri State University, will present at 6 pm "Seeds of Revolution: The Cultural Commentary and Impact of Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds." (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.

Socials on the Square: Tumble 2019 is a series of five family-friendly micro-fests from June-October at Park Central Square in the heart of downtown Springfield. Made possible by community partners, the Square hosts top musical acts, food trucks, family activities, dozens of retail vendors and information spaces, and 1,000s of neighbors & friends. Known in recent years as simply “First Fridays at Park Central Square”, Tumble is family-friendly and free to attend, thanks to event partnerships with leading community businesses, large and small. Join Us this FFAW from 6-10 p.m.! Vendor spaces and partnerships are still available. Email”

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., a proud Art Walk sponsor, Show To Be Announced for the September’s Walk. (417) 832- 8277 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 Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, is once again open to the public for First Friday Art Walk! The Calaboose, Springfield’s original jail, was built in 1891 and used until the 1940s. The historic display covers a wide variety of fascinating crimes, lawmen and relics of law enforcement past. Visitors will be chilled by the sight of the last hangman's rope and the black hood worn by the last condemned criminal to die by hanging in 1935. The Calaboose is a stop well worth your time – drop in on First Friday! For more information on Springfield law enforcement history, visit Open until 9 p.m. on First Fridays

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 June. (417) 864 4677 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

STD Flea Market/Grey Rocks Event Center, 505 E. Trafficway, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Katie West! Katie’s multi-faceted work is a reflection of her love and faith. Some of her favorite subjects to paint are animals and icons of the old west! To see more of her art visit !

Open all day First Friday, this early bird location closes at 6 p.m. Open for Second Saturday. (417) 425-2019 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Note: STD Flea Market/Grey Rocks Event Center is an Early Bird location; reception 5-6 p.m.

Systematic Savings Bank, 318 South Avenue, Presents artists Caitlin Golike, Ben Cox and Mark Barber for September. Open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-F and for First Friday Art Walk.

Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, will not be participating in September’s FFAW. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat for normal business hours, call

(417) 869-2338 to set up an appointment to create your next piece of body art!, 425 W McDaniel St., will not be participating in September’s Art Walk. (417) 425-6869

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Avery Parrish

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