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May First Friday Art Walk

The First Friday Art Walk adds more new galleries to the mix on Friday May 1st from 6 to 10 pm with the debut of ArtWhole Studios, 408 W. Walnut, and ROX Stoneworks, on the second floor of 220 N. Campbell at the corner of Campbell and McDaniel. There are 28 participating venues in May, with live art demonstrations, hands-on activities, music, food and fun. First Friday Art Walk patrons are invited to leave their cars behind and bike downtown for the May 1st Art Walk. Ozark Greenways will close off Park Central Square for bike parking, bike displays including art bikes and tall bikes, demonstrations of the city bus bike racks, registration for the "Bike, Bus, Walk Challenge" May 11-15, and more. May highlights include:--ArtWhole Studios, 408 W. Walnut, debuts on the Art Walk with a display of Photography by Chet Burgtorf and Associates.--ROX Stoneworks’ studio on the second floor at 220 S. Campbell (entrance on McDaniel). Meet sculptor Bruce Burnaugh and learn about the new stone sculpting classes he is offering on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays for all ability levels.--Bodhi Salon & Spa, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 106, turns up the volume with preteen band SuperCharge at 7 p.m. during the May 1 Art Walk. Featured artist for May is Alishia Brundege of Rogersville.--Falcons in Flight – Award-winning Glendale High School art students share their creative endeavors at Bellwether Gallery of the Arts, 600 W. College.--Photographer Robert Weston Breshears shares images from his travels around the world, including 17 different countries, at Elite PhotoArt, 325 E. Walnut St. Elite also features Pottery by Bari Precious, who has been working in ceramics for 40 years.--Fashioned By Jaye, 212 S. Campbell, presents Jackie Salchow in May.--There Ain’t No Cure for Love, an exploration of mystics and saints by artist Ellen Baird, takes the spotlight at Good Girl Art, 325 E. Walnut, Ste. 101.--Artist Gavyn Sky returns to the Art Walk scene at Hawthorn Galleries, 214 E. Walnut, with Beyond the Horizon, a show of his new works. Meet Gavyn and enjoy live music by Stringfield’s Victoria Johnson and Gail Morrisey.--Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, teams up with the Drury University Chapter of Habitat for Humanity for the Birdhouse Auction. Birdhouses designed by local artists will be auctioned during the May Art Walk to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Birdhouses go on display April 27.--OTC Fine Art Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Gillioz Theatre building on Park Central East presents a Fine Arts student showcase, along with musical performances by OTC students groups, and original songs performed by Songwriting 101 students. The exhibit continues through May 16.--College seniors step out in May with the Senior Capstone Exhibition at Drury University’s Pool Art Center Gallery. 940 N. Clay St., the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition at MSU’s Art & Design Gallery, 333 E. Walnut, and the BFA in Design Professional Design Practicum Final Projects Exhibition at the MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut.--Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., present J.O.C. – When Your Own Initials Are Enough, a unique fashion show featuring the one-of-a-kind fashion creations of MSU Designer Jose Orellana. The show starts at 8 p.m. and admission is free but seating is limited. Music will be provided by DJ Logic Control.--Springfield Pottery continues its First Friday miniMake projects with Carved Tile in May.And don’t forget, First Friday Art Walk is a proud partner of Arts in Action: The 10 Weeks Festival. By just dropping $1 (or more) in the Arts in Action donation boxes at Art Walk venues, you will help support the Arts in Education Fund and the Care to Learn Fund that provides for artistic and basic needs for area school children. For more info, visit www.the10weeks.com. For information on the Art Walk, call 849-8255 or visit www.ffaw.org.