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A big shout out to Tracy Bruton for arranging the speaker (her former student Ceramicist Kendle Durden) and the great photographs of September's Meeting!

Tracy Bruton (president and Program Chair): "Excellent presentation on this beautiful day by ceramic artist Kendle Durden. This talented artist is creative, informative, and funny. You just want to grab a cup of coffee and hang out. Her work is technically sound while being ever so whimsical and fun. She was so generous with her insights. Well done!"

Loads of networking going on, connections being made, techniques being shared, encouragement offered. Sounds like fun doesn’t it? Join us!

Studio 55 Arts Guild 

Promoting Creativity in the Arts in the Springfield, Missouri area

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Studio Arts Guild Program

October 11, 2023

1:00 PM ​  

THE GALLERY at National Avenue Church
1515 South National Avenue, Springfield

The entrance to The Gallery is adjacent to the parking lot behind the church

Program by Artist LaDonna Greiner: "I'm Here for a Purpose"

LaDonna Greiner is an author and photographer whose work is based on gratitude. At our October meeting she will share the journey that led her to write her most recent book, “I’m Here for a Purpose.”  Her book includes striking photographs and true stories of her hiking adventures such as surviving a lighting and rainstorm on a freezing January night atop Taum Sauk Mountain. As you might imagine, she’s grateful to be alive! She has authored other books, including “21 Reasons to Say Thank You to Your Coworkers and “21 Reasons to Say Thank You with a Grateful Heart.” These books include the benefits of living gratefully and guide you through 21 suggested notes of gratitude. All three books and other related items will be available for purchase at the meeting.

Members and guests are invited to bring 1-2 piece of their art for "show and share."​ This is a fun time of sharing, socializing, and enjoying light refreshments. ​


Monthly programs are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church (NACC), 1515 S. National Ave. Springfield, Missouri (The entrance to The Gallery is adjacent to the parking lot behind the church)

​We welcome visitors to our programs and it is our hope you will explore our website's menu at the top of the page and learn more about us. 

​Our membership is composed of art lovers and visual artists of all media and levels of expertise, including art professionals and emerging artists who are 18 years old and above. The club meets monthly for educational programs, sponsors workshops, organizes exhibitions and facilitates the interchange of ideas, information, and motivation of our members and the arts community. Members and guests are invited to show and share their art at each meeting. This is a fun time of sharing, socializing, and enjoying light refreshments.