Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild

"The Healing of the Blind Man"

​by Mike Buesking

Self portraits by Mike Buesking

Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild welcomes visual artists 18 years and older, of all media and levels of expertise, including art professionals, emerging artists, and those who appreciate art. The Guild meets monthly for programs, sponsors workshops, organizes exhibitions and facilitates the interchange of ideas, information, and motivation for their members and the arts community.

For more membership information see How to Join.


“From Vision to the Visual" with Artist Mike Buesking

March 8th: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Free ArtTalk at the
Springfield Art Museum


Friends of the Springfield Art Museum (FOSAM) and Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild are cosponsoring a free public ArtTalk by Mike Buesking. Buesking will share his journey as a developing artist, as well as show some of his recent drawings and oil paintings.


Buesking has taught at Evangel University since 1991 and is familiar with the sometimes uneasy relationship between Christianity, spirituality, and the visual arts. He said: " How does one deal artistically with spiritual ideas without the work seeming histrionic, trite or cliché?" He will also discuss and answer questions about how he uses scripture for a source of inspiration for his paintings.


This ArtTalk is free and open to the public and will be held from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the Community Room at the Springfield Art Museum Community, 1111 East Brookside Drive Springfield Missouri.  


Seating is limited. To reserve your place call Sandra Letson: 417.496.1838 or email sandragraves@mchsi.com 

Mike Buesking grew up in Strasburg, a small, Illinois farm town and studied Art at SIU-Carbondale, IL, following four years in the Service.  He moved to Springfield, MO, with his wife, Debbie, to teach at Evangel University.  While at Evangel, he completed his Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing at University of Missouri, Columbia.  He teaches Art History, Painting, and Drawing for Evangel and also leads a 2 1/2-week Italy Travel class biennially to Florence, Venice, and Rome.


​Friends of the Springfield Art Museum (FOSAM) formed in 1982 for the purpose of bringing educational lectures and exhibits to the museum. As an organization, dedicated to furthering artistic education in Springfield, the FOSAM organizes programs and lectures that provide educational support and sponsors the Family Art Lab. Their teams and committees have worked on behalf of the Museum to produce and sponsor over 120 exhibitions, receptions, gallery talks, educational lectures, special fundraising events and function and exhibits to the museum.  http://www.artmuseumfriends-spfd.org/index.html


Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild welcomes visual artists 18 years and older, of all media and levels of expertise, including art professionals, emerging artists, and those who appreciate art. The Guild meets monthly for programs, sponsors workshops, organizes exhibitions and facilitates the interchange of ideas, information, and motivation for their members and the arts community.​​

​Mike Buesking painting in the studio at Evangel University

 ​​​Regular monthly programs are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month

from 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm in The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Ave. Springfield, MO.

Visitors are welcome. Free and open to the public.
 Email studio55guild@gmail.com for more information

(If the Springfield Schools are cancelled due to the weather,  the program is automatically cancelled)