Good Girl Art presents artist, Ellen Neville with a show titled, "If It's Inevitable, Just Relax And Enjoy It" for the month of June.
"This series of embroideries is an exploration of traditional women's crafts and the position women play in politics. These are portraits of United States policymakers whom have all made unsettling comments about women's reproductive health issues. It is important to put a face to the quotes we have all heard in the past few years, and I chose embroidery on vintage linens as my medium because of the strong history of women's folk art and what is conventionally considered women's work. In my weavings, I used color theory, texture, scale, and material to create these patterns. Weaving has a long history in women's work and tradition, and I try to use it as a modern form of mark-making while honoring and maintaining the women's craft connotations."
Good Girl Art presents graffiti artist, David Horvath, who paints under the name of Deja Vu for the month of May. Music by: Felipe Abreu, DJ Zilent Soundz.
"DEJAVU is not just a person... But an idea. That idea was born in Hirschau, Germany in the summer of 1991. Becoming official in the "graffiti scene" in 2006, DEJAVU didn't want to debut just anywhere. Now living in Springfield, he wants to celebrate the heart of downtown... "It's just so full of life... Especially at night; when I come out of hiding". He has a European style mingled with the abstracted "less is more" style... DEJAVU uses Montana spray paint, Sharpies, Prismacolor markers, acid free paper and of course... walls... Since it would of been rather difficult to bring any walls to this showcase, all of the pieces in this show were done especially for this show... ... Fresh, just for Good Girl Art... May 2013 only."
Good Girl Art presents a second artist for the month of May, Kala Rackley with a show titled, REMNANTS.
"My work is largely about the lasting effects that cruelty between human beings leaves imprinted for a lifetime. Though engaging these topics in my art is cathartic for me—and has given me a conduit to working with my own demons—I have also discovered a path that leads to opening communication with others about difficult and oft-taboo topics."
Good Girl Art presents artist, Melissa Marrs with a show titled, Girl In Trouble Is A Temporary Thing: Dog Park to Ruins for the month of April.
"I see ruins as remnants of where we have been or what became of us or the future. Ruins are not bad or good. Ruins are ruins. You know it when you experience it. I traveled to a city in The Levant in November which is recovering from civil war and other regional wars ever looming to spill over. I witnessed modern day ruins as a wake up call of what a ruin can invoke. I have attempted to paint what I saw. These paintings represent my recent past."
Good Girl Art presents Drury Art Professor
Todd Lowery during March with a show titled:
Στρατογραφια (Stratografia), which examines in sections the repeated chromatic layers that compose a painting, at and below the surface.
Good Girl Art also presents a second show during March tilted, Life on the Hot Lunch Line: Original Artwork by Lynley Farris.
Good Girl Art presents Michael Kemp for the month of February.
PER[your]VERSION: Le Miroir Noir, held up to each of us, reveals the true reason for our society's "unhealthy obsession" with fantasized, high-gloss sex, over-the-top violence, and 'insanity' that appeals to nearly every individual on one level or another: the complete freedom to do what we wish, regardless of others or consequences. These 'perversions', in fact, are a perfectly natural outlet, distancing ourselves from these avatars of the darker angels of our truer nature by permitting ourselves the lucid dream that has become our pornography, our tales of vengeance, justice, and death. By labeling these avatars 'aberrant', we protect our carefully constructed image that we are all normal and fit into one of society's approved categories.
This show is not appropriate for children.
Good Girl Art presents a series of paintings titled "The Colors Of Joy" by Penny Gordon-Chumbley for the month of January.
Good Girl Art presents "My Imaginary Friends" by William Harmon for the month of December. “My Imaginary Friends” showcases a continuing theme of blending fantasy and reality. William is influenced from many sources. Among them, Latin American art, particularly the paintings of Frida Kahlo. Children’s literature, traditional quilting and needlework and Mexican artist Sergio Bustemante. In his own words, “I hope my art provides a certain sense of nostalgia, a narrative quality and yes, a sense of whimsy.”
Good Girl Art presents "In the Hollow" by artist, Ashley Byers for the month of November. This show focuses on the artist's close relationship with her sister and their childhood experiences with mental illness and divorce in the Ozarks. These moody paintings reflect the artist's memories of her childhood and her struggles in establishing how her past experiences affect her today.
Eric Vaughn with the show titled "Sleepwalk" continues. It's a series that comprises a short story about a broken life, and how art is around us at all times- even if it's only purpose is to sell a product.
Good Girl Art presents assemblages by local artist Donna Rustin for the month of October. The perfect month, by the way, to delve into the macabre and mysterious and sometimes humorous mind of the artist. Donna Rustin's creativity was previously seen at Savant's on Commercial Street, which she owned for a time. The show is titled "Intensely Felt" and was influenced by the artist's own near death experience.
September Art Walk presents a series of prints and drawings by Megan Frauenhoffer in a show titled "Future Ghosts." Megan's art explores emotions that hide between reality and the subconscious.
For the month of August, Good Girl Art welcomes back Wisconsin jewelry artist Ali Kauss with a show titled "Sustenance." Ali's work is unique and hand made, each piece is a reflection of the celebration of life and the natural world.
July Art Walk presents photography by Bob Linder titled "A Few Favorite Photos"
We will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th for the holiday, but will be open for Art Walk on Friday. Come out and join us!
We are having a super cool (OK, it will most likely be hot as balls outside, but there will be so much cool stuff, it won't even matter. It will be worth it, trust me. You don't know me, but trust me. I am known for my brevity.) summer sidewalk sale June 28th and 29th! Everything on the table 70% off!!
June Art Walk presents: Through a Hambone Monocle, Chad Woody with KAt Philbin
Some images spew narrative energy. Some stories beg to be illustrated. In between, you find comics, children's books, book covers, and more. Chad Woody collects highlights from 22 years of drawing stories and telling tales—selections from illustrated poetry, prose, and comics, including a new crossover project with Kat Philbin. How far will two pen-and-ink jockeys go to push their spooky humor? How many years can a set of watercolor cakes last? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop? Find out this June!
May Art Walk presents two featured artists: MSU Senior Amy Byrum will be showing her senior exhibition of ink drawings on paper titled "Ode to Dysfunction"and photographer Sarah-Marie Land with a show titled "Mortuary Series."
During the month of April, Good Girl Art is featuring 50 paintings by artist Cindy Pedigo for $50 each. The "Fifty for Fifty" paintings will reflect images of the Ozarks and her experiences growing up and living her entire life here, fifty years. To celebrate turning fifty, the artist will be donating her proceeds to benefit art programs for under served children through Community Partnerships.
March Art Walk presents "Painted Ladies", a Collection of Peculiar Pretties and Deviant Darlings, Visual Vignettes by the artist, Sarah Blinkhorn. Also showing, the winner and finalists for Springfield Roller Girls Bout Poster contest.
February Art Walk presents three artists participating in the group show titled "Voyeur".
Tina Davis Noble will be showing a photographic exhibition of voyeurism, lust love and betrayal. Her part of the show is subtitled "Why Knot"
Weber Warren will be showing a series of photographs subtitled "Outside Looking In"
Jane Almirall will be showing drawings from a series subtitled "Acts of Devotion and Selfishness", in which she she distorts beauty and explores the nature of adoration, compulsion and obsession.
January Art Walk presents drawings from Oklahoma artist John Trammell, John's show titled "Wanted:Smiles" consists of drawings, ink and watercolor on paper.
We will be open until 8pm Tuesday-Saturday in December for your holiday shopping convenience.
Good Girl Art presents artist Kolmega Kalbfleisch for December. Kole's show titled META which consists of digital art explores and expresses the realms of the manifested and unmanifested world around us,where the two exist as one. The show will be accompanied by laser lights and DJ Johan will be playing some special synthesized sounds .
November Art Walk presents artist, Kate Baird with a show titled "New Paintings"
October Art Walk presents artist, Kathie Ryan with a show titled "One Voice", featuring paintings and videos.
Also this First Friday we will be hosting a book signing and reading to launch author Ryder Collins new book "Homegirl"
We will also be hosting a beer tasting with beer distributor Wil Fischer.
September Art Walk presents, Nate Ferree with his show titled "A Monument To The Pirate Robot Who Saved The People Of Earth."
Nate's exhibit in fired clay, includes a 6 ft. ceramic robot, and a series of story tiles that reveal the story referenced in the title.
We would like to extend a tremendous thanks to the following artists for generously donating their work to the "Artists Coming Together" fundraiser and for their continued support: Jane Almirall, Maneesh Anand, Ellen Baird, Kate Baird, Dianne Bannon, Tom Beale, Julie Blackmon, Eric Bosch,Pen Brady, Jacob Burmood, Amy Carroll, Penny Gordon-Chumbley, Tommi Clark, Stephanie Cramer, Debbie Curtis, Mike Dickey, Nate Ferree, Nathan Gamel, Jared Gillett, Michael Grady, Sky Hoyt, Sarah Jackson, Tanya Johnston, Todd Lowery, Gin Martin, Ellen Neville, Elaine Pawlowicz, Jennifer Pierson, Randy Russell, Kathie Ryan, Rhona Shand, Kristin Sholtis, Carla Stine, Jesse Stone, Eric Vaughn, Jacqueline Warren, and Chad Woody.
The "Artists Coming Together" fundraiser for Joplin artist and Good Girl Art artist Martha Goldman, who lost her home in the tornado was held on August fifth. We would like to thank all of you who came out to support the event by purchasing artwork or donating. Over twenty artists donated their work for the cause, the sale will continue throughout the month of August. Please help out if you can.
July Art Walk presents artist Tanya Johnston, showing paintings and light boxes. Also, Maneesh Anand will continue his show of abstract drawings throughout July. August brings an art sale fundraiser for Joplin artist and Good Girl Art artist Martha Goldman, who lost her home in the tornado, please come out and help us raise funds for sweet Martha.
June Art Walk presents two featured artists: Tina Noble with a show titled, "The Shadow Effect" and Maneesh Anand with a series of abstract ink drawings.
May Art Walk Presents two featured artists: Randy Russell with a show titled, "Fragments" and Cole Closser with his MSU senior exhibition titled, "Sad Animals".
April Art Walk Presents two featured artists: Jennifer Manning Pierson with a show titled, "Confounded Fables" and Nathan Gamel with a show titled, "Family Trip To Thailand, A Dog's Dream".
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March Art Walk Presents a series of paintings by artist, Shauna Smith. The paintings establish points of experience, one being a sense of patience or pause. The grace and delicateness of the form balances with the resting space of calm mindful reflection. The palette is warm and earthy. Only that which is necessary is present.
February Art Walk presents two artists, Amy Carroll with her series of photographs entitled, "Flawed" which intends to tell the story of the unfortunate way that we women (and our society) focus on our physical flaws to the point of obsession, and often to the point of poor self-image.
Also showing, Delanie Cooper with her series of drawings entitled "The Locker" in which she uses Rodney Alcala's (who was arrested for killing four women and a twelve year old girl in 1979) style of photography in her artwork, juxtaposing hard charcoal images of the victims with soft backgrounds created from vine charcoal and water colors. This collection was created to give respect to the victims, but also to let the artist explore loss through her artistic abilities.
January Art Walk presents Becca Rutledge's playful and stimulating new body of work called, "Sensual Sects" She invites the viewer to explore our connectedness through the seduction of insects. With color, media and exploration she relates to our condition of moods, feelings and flight.
MSU student, Ashley Byers continues her senior exhibition show through the month of January with her mixed media acrylic paintings in "Cherry Street And The Lone Star State"
- January Art Walk
- Free To Forget
November Art Walk presents clay artist, Gin O'Keefe with a show titled "Free To Forget."
- Angie Keller with " Icons of Faith" for October
- September Art Walk
presents "For Kids". Thirty candid 8x10 portraits of children at their best. Commissioned portraits available, please contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opened on 5/3/2013
featuring the artwork of Kala Rackley