First Friday Art Walk 6-10 p.m. on May 4 will have NEW art, NEW art venues, artist receptions, live music, the SculptureXGames Finale, international culture, local history, senior exhibitions, and all the food, fun, entertainment and shopping that have made downtown Springfield a destination! Below are some highlights of FFAW that will bring excitement for the last FFAW of the semester.
Brick City Gallery: Starting April 30, students completing requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree will exhibit their final projects. The exhibition will include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, digital art and animation. The exhibitions are April 30-May 12 at Brick City Gallery, 305 W. Mill St.
A reception will be held for the artists on May 4, 6-8 p.m. at the gallery.
MSU Student Exhibition Center presents the Art and Design Department BFA in Design Professional Design Practicum Exhibition. The Final Project in the Professional Design Practicum course is based on an ability to define and select a problem that requires an intervention of a graphic designer/illustrator from the wide scope of prospective clients such as nonprofit groups or businesses. The exhibition includes a visual presentation of Final Project from analyzing problem and its challenges, sketches, ideas developments, through the final solution of problem solving and its implementation.
MSU Center of International Programs, presents the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressed in art, music, culture, and snacks. The Center of International Programs brings the world to downtown Springfield at The Morris Center.
AS WELL AS a newcomer in FFAW:
STD Flea Market/Grey Rocks Event Center makes its Art Walk debut in May with Collage Art by Donna “Pokey” Alrutz. Enjoy amazing collage art at the newly renovated STD Flea Market during First Friday Art Walk and throughout the month of May. Pokey holds a Bachelor of Science in Art and English Education from MSU. While working as a career counselor, she spent much of her spare time painting and developing her collage technique. Pokey’s collages are seamless creations from hand-cut images that are glued together and superimposed to make original designs. The results are one-of-a-kind and often delightfully whimsical, with themes ranging from realistic scenes to science-fiction fantasies. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
AND many 23 other locations filled with wonderful and interactive artwork.
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