Husband and wife team Lloyd and Ann Grotjan (Grow-John) make a return appearance at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center on Saturday, January 29, as part of this season’s Nature And The Arts series. Stop by anytime between 1-4pm to watch potter and sculptor Ann Grotjan create her unique form of artwork featuring intricate carving and nature-related details. Pieces will be available for purchase. No registration is required for this Artists in Residence exhibit. Then from 7 to 8pm, take a mini-vacation for the spirit with professional photographer and musician Lloyd Grotjan. Wildlife to wildflowers, savanna to forest, intricate details to sweeping vistas—sit back and watch as Lloyd combines the best of his thirty years of nature photography with his original music from the CD releases "Songs from the Ozark Plateau" and "Twelve Moons". Take an audiovisual expedition through prairies of bison, over mountains, and into North America's wild places. CDs and prints will be available for purchase following the performance. This program is for ages 12-adult. While the program is free, registration is required. Call 888-4237 to register. The Nature Center is located at 4601 S. Nature Center Way near the Glenstone/Republic Road/James River Freeway interchange.
Justin Rothshank, ceramic artist from Goshen, Indiana will demonstrate wheel throwing and ceramic decal layering techniques Friday February 11th in Ellis Hall room 200 on the MSU campus (postponed from this week due to the weather). He'll conduct two sessions, from 9am to noon and an afternoon session from 1:30 to 3pm, followed by a slide lecture and artist talk by Justin explaining his work around 3:00pm in Ellis 226. Justin's ceramic work, along with his wife Brooke Rothshank's miniature paintings, will be on display at Springfield Pottery (416 South Campbell) where Justin will do a gallery talk for First Friday Art Walk at around 7pm. All the events are free and open to the public. For information email hartenberger14 [at] live [dot] missouristate [dot] edu.