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Studio 55 Newsletter: August 2017
(Send information for the September Newsletter to Sandra Letson, email@example.com)
August 9th Program of Studio Fine 55 Arts Guild
Featuring Artist Carolyn Owen
"Gourds from Garden to Gallery"
Carolyn Owen’s Website: wildernessgourds.com
The program will start at 1:00pm on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Avenue, Springfield, Following the presentation, Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild members and visitors are invited to participate in an artist “show and share"
Mrs. Owen’s presentation will include a display of her art, discussion about growing gourds as well as harvesting, drying and cleaning them. Also the tools used for cleaning, carving, and burning designs into the gourds will be shown as well as various methods of adding color and other embellishments.
Master Gourd Artist Carolyn Owen enjoys every aspect of the gourd from growing to transforming them into art pieces. The discovery of gourds as a creative media was the result of a life quest through numerous crafts and artistic endeavors.
She has been creating gourd art for about 13 years. Named gourd “Artist of the Year” for Missouri in 2012 and has won the “People’s Choice award” two times at the Missouri State Gourd Art Festival and the “Best of Master’s Award”.
“I love to incorporate carving, wood burning and various ink dyes and techniques to enhance the natural beauty of the gourd. The possibilities are endless and the unique shapes and surfaces can be very challenging. No other form of art has held my fascination the way working with gourds has.”
Reminders to Members:
September 1st: Is the Studio 55 Annual Fall Exhibit and Silent Auction at National Ave Christian Church Gallery
Need ideas for contributions for the silent auction?
Check out last years items here
Call to Artists:
Maschinos Home Store "Outside Art: Springfield’s Sculptures"
Maschino's hosts a two month exhibit of the work of regional artists from August 29 through October 30, 2017. The theme of the juried show is “Outside Art: Springfield’s Sculptures”. Spingfield has a rich amount of public sculpture. The theme is this show was chosen to see how 2D artists interpret 3D art works.In addition to the Public Sculpture noted at www.SculptureWalkSpringfield, there is public sculpture in the Botanical Garden, the campus of Missouri State, the Sports Hall of Fame and Commercial Street. There are many other spots exhibiting public art, too.
Entry Form: click here
Entry Guidelines and requirements: click here
Fresh gallery, 400 W. Walnut Street is accepting applications.Fresh Gallery is a fiscal agency of the Springfield Regional Arts Council dedicated to promoting and marketing the fine art and fine craft of area artists. If you want to apply or learn more click here or visit the Gallery.
Art & Music Community Benefit:
August 12, The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N Sherman Parkway, Springfield
6:30 pm. Hors d'oevres See a video here of Meike Aton and Vincent Nolden in a TV interview!
Performance 7-9pm Hosted by Meike Aton Art and Spire Composing
Meike Aton and Vincent Nolden will be performing live!
In support of the Life Change Program and Jobs For Life
For more info: call Meike Aton: 417-343-3481 or here
Tickets: $25 in advance may be purchased and $30 at the door. Get tickers at Maschino’s, Waverly House, Eventbrite, and from Vincent Vincent Nolden and Meike Aton directly.
To Apply to exhibit and sell your art, contact Sandra or Don Letson 417-869-7812. No fee or commission is charged. Coffee Shop and separate café is located on the corner of Battlefield and Lone Pine and the original place on Delmar and Florence, near the Missouri State Campus.
Bambinos Restaurant: Janene Moser is the featured artist at the 1141 E. Delmar location.
Schweitzer Brentwood Library Guild Exhibit: July 31st through August 29
Pick up unsold artwork August 29th, 9-10 am
Maschino’s Home Store: "Art in the Garden" Juried Exhibit Exhibition thru August 27, Monday - Saturday 9:30 - 6:00 pm, 1715 S. Campbell, Springfield, Free and Open to the Public
Artists include: *Janene Moser, *Chris Haik, *Louise Eggleston, *Jane Waschick, Robert Kraft, Mary Alday, *Vivian Terbeek, *Nancy Day, Dora Elliott, Gretchen Schultz, Julie Zaslow, Honorable Mention*Meike Aton, Deby Gilley, Ann Kynion, *Penny Bantle, and Best in Show *Audrey Bottrell-Parks (*Studio 55 members)
Bambino's Restaurant at 2810 East Battlefield Road: members Steve McGuire, Penny Bantle, Darlene Prater and Nancy Dornan's have their art for sale at the restaurant. Plan to have lunch and enjoy the art.
Audrey Botrell Park's student Exhibit: Congratulations to members Judy Ferguson who won Best of Show and Nancy Brown Dornan who received honorable mention.
The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC), exhibit: "The Big Show" at the Springfield-Branson National Airport, Sky Gallery, May 15 through August 22, 2017, 2300 N. Airport Blvd. Several Members have art in this show. More information here
Fresh gallery: Lea Dingman, Nancy Dornan and Delores Bauer
Moon city gallery: Lea Dingman
Donny Bryant massage and therapy: Lea Dingman
Midtown Carnegie Library Dawna Middleton is the featured artist with five pieces until the end of August.
CLASSES: for more information click here
Audrey's Bottrell Park's Classes: www.audreybottrell.com
Jessie Schwartz Classes at Splatter: “ACRYLIC IMPRESSIONS, July 27, August 10 and 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Call Jessie to sign up 417-224-0626
For more information: http://splatterartstudio.com/event/acrylic-impressions/?instance_id=8291
Darlene Prater Classes at Splatter: Mixed media, "Loosen up with Mixed Media" Thursdays http://splatterartstudio.com/calendar/
Tracy Livingston Bruton at Splatter: Classes/Workshops in Drawing and Watercolor By Tracy Livingston Bruton http://splatterartstudio.com/instructors/tracy-livingston-bruton/
Other classes at Splatter Art Studio http://splatterartstudio.com
call 417-343-3281 or see her website here
Senior Center Kimberling City: On going Art Classes:
Call Janice Rosenburg, 417-338-8705 for more information
Exhibiting at Bambino's on Delmar
Studio 55 Arts Guild