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Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild Program: "Textile Art"

Featuring Speaker Vivian Terbeek, Fiber Artist

Wednesday, May 9th at 1:00 p.m.

The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church 

1515 South National Avenue, Springfield

Vivian Terbeek will share the history of textile art and her process for generating ideas and creating  a one of a kind piece of art. Some of her creations will be on display at the meeting and she will use a power point presentation to share her thought process and steps to complete her art work. 

Vivian works with commercial and hand died cloth, thread, yarns and beads to express her emotions in vibrant color and organic forms.  She uses various surface design techniques to create a moment in time or a visual message. No patterns are used and she works intuitively. As the thoughts come to her,  she manipulates the fabric. This freedom of expression is a welcome change to her life after 30+ years in the Real Estate and Insurance world.  Mostly a self taught artist in oils and textiles she is enjoying a new life of self expression.

Over the years, Vivian has won many awards for her art in both California and locally. One may purchase or see her art at Waverly House Gifts and Gallery 2031 S. Waverly.
Visitors and members are invited to "show and share" their art following the program.

ArtTalk and Workshop: "Chinese Brush Strokes"

Featuring Artist Hing Wah Hatch

May 31st, 6:00-7:30 pm in the Springfield Art Museum Community Room 

1111 Brookside Dr. Springfield, MO. 65807 

Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild and the Friends of the Springfield Art Museum (FOSAM) are partnering

to host an ArtTalk and Workshop featuring Hing Wah Hatch. Chinese Brush Strokes will be

demonstrated and participants can try out brush techniques with Hatch’s expert guidance.

Hatch taught drawing at Missouri State University and Drury University, and has been leading

Chinese brushstroke workshops for all ages since the 1990s. These ArtTalks are free and open

to the public and all materials are provided or you can bring your own. 

Space is limited, so reservations are required. 

To reserve your place: contact Sandra Letson at or (417) 869-7812 .

Discovery Garden Montessori School: For the fourth year, several Studio 55 members have been busy with a community outreach project.  Larry Stevens, Cindy Merritt, and Ramona Gist, have been working with the students at Discovery Garden  Montessori School. 42 individual art pieces were created with  children ranging from 18 months to 5th grade. They also compiled 4 group pieces incorporating the children from each class.This year's theme was black and white with a splash of color.  "It is always so much fun making art with the kids!" says Cindy. "I look forward to working with them each year."  

First Friday Art Walk May 4th

  • The Waverly House Gifts and Gallery 2031 S. Waverly Ave opening for guest artist plus several of our members have art for sale in the gallery. Reception at 5:00 pm
  • The Creamery (Springfield Regional Arts Council) 411 N Sherman Pkwy .5:00 – 8:00 pm.  WINGS Printmaking Exhibit will be showcased, with around 120 pieces from the 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students in Jenny Green’s Art of Printmaking class at the Phelps Center for the Gifted. Experience monoprints, foam prints, intaglio drypoints, linoleum prints and woodblock prints during Art Walk. 
  • Springfield Regional Arts Council: website  reminder: Art's Fest on Walnut Street: May 5th and 6th
  • Fresh Gallery 400 W. Walnut Fresh Gallery: There was an open juried show in April. Gloria Walker, Suzanne Walker, Robert Kraft and Nadine Ellman were juried into the exhibit and sent photos of their work below. Nancy Dornan and Lea Dingman are regular gallery members and exhibitors. Congratulations to all!

Carol Snyder Solo Exhibit: now through June 29 

Carol's exhibit is hung in the Jury room of the Judicial Courts Building located at 1010 Boonville, Springfield. Viewing is best done on Fridays

between 9:00 am and 4pm. To apply to exhibit call Ramona Gist, 417-818-327.

Please read Carol's Bio here and enjoy samples of her art shown below.

Lea Dingman is exhibiting at Juanita K Hammons 

Hall on the 4th floor.

The show is sponsored by Visual Artists Alliance of Springfield (VAAS). 

“Spring has Sprung” is the theme of the art on the 5th floor and other members

of the Alliance are exhibiting in this location.

The Reception is May 12th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Everyone is invited to come see the art and enjoy refreshments. 

Desiree Young Solo Exhibit: CoxHealth Center for Plastic Surgery.

 Her art is located in the hallway on the 5th floor. The building  is located close to Cox Hospital at

3555 S National Ave.  The building is open Monday through Friday, 8-5. 


Springfield Art Museum: Coffee Shop

Nadine Ellman and Nancy Dornan are two of the featured

artist whose work is on exhibit in the coffee shop at the museum.


Read Nadine's bio here


Bambinos'  two Restaurants and Coffee Shop are featuring members art:  Les Hagerman, Nancy Day, Joellen Mittlestadt , Chris Haik, Louise Eggleston (Battlefield and Lone Pine) and Darlene Prater (Delmar). Contact Sandra or Don Letson to apply: 417-496-1838. No commission is charged if your art is sold and there is no fee to exhibit or sell your art. 

Maschino’s Home Store: ​features artists from Central High School. Now- June 25th. Located at 1715 S. Campbell Ave and Open Mon.-Sat
The subject for the next  juried show will be “Animals, People, Fun and Funny People” and is due on June 26th. 

The Mystery Box Contest: Entries are due Wednesday May 9th. sponsored by the Finley River Fine Art Association, 205 E South St, in Ozark, MO. (417) 581-8222 
The Gallery is open Wed-Fri 10-3pm and Saturday 10-1.
Reception and Awards Ceremony : May 11th from 6:00-7:00 pm at Finley River Gallery Downtown Ozark.


Audrey Bottrell Parks Classes at Splatter Art Studio  

Classes are at 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Saturdays. "Everyone Can Learn to Draw" and "Open Drawing Class". Check the website for special classes and workshops and learn more about Audrey.  Phone: 417-848-0894

Greg Chappell will be teaching a Landscape Oil Painting Workshop May 25 – May 26 9:00 am. · at Splatter Art Studio  This Workshop is on Renaissance Techniques in Landscape Paintings by an Award Winning Artist. To reserve your place and learn more call GREG CHAPPELL (504) 613 – 7810

Other classes taught by members can be found here



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