While recent weather conditions might have indicated otherwise, officially it's springtime in the Ozarks, and First Friday Art Walk will showcase budding young artists, inspiring spring color, live music, live theater, special events and more, in 26 participating venues during the April 5th Art Walk. Among the highlights:
• Spring is the theme for new shows at Art Inspired and Abundant Life Covenant Church.
• Canvas Gallery features works by Laura Leanne Witt.
• The Creamery Arts Center will display the multifaceted Central High International Baccalaureate program collaboration A Fortunate Inspiration combining art, music, film, science, creative writing and more
• DB Design Salon & Art Gallery presents artwork by Debbie Sutherland, plus photography and stained glass by Nathan Smith and photography by Carl James.
• Fresh Gallery presents its 2013 Juried Competition Exhibit.
• Art Walk favorite Mary Hamilton is in the spotlight at Obelisk Home with her show "Misunderstood."
• Talented youth artists will be featured in the Missouri State University Student Exhibition Center’s exhibit of Theatrical and Related Arts, with artwork by Greenwood Middle and Secondary School students, along with current MSU students and faculty and work by former students and alumni; Park Central Branch Library’s POE (Products of Expression) Art Exhibit by Pipkin Middle School students; and OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz will present the Central Ozarks Conference Annual Juried High School Art Exhibition. Also, don’t miss live performances from OTC’s "Clue: The Musical" around downtown!
You can play along—from 7 to 9pm join the “Clue” detective at the “Murder Mystery Headquarters” on Park Central Square, then visit the six participating gallery locations to solve the mystery: the Gillioz Theatre and OTC Fine Art Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Gillioz, Park Central Branch Library, Migulito’s Wrap and Roll, Obelisk Home, and Squid Foo Gallery. Record where you find Mr. Boddy—that’s the location of the crime. Also record what character you did NOT see, and what weapon you did NOT find... then you’ll know who did it, with what weapon, and where! Bring your winning game piece clue sheet back to Detective at the Square; prizes will be awarded, including two tickets to “Clue the Musical.”
• The Gillioz Theatre’s First Friday Live presents art by Houston Ussery and live music by the band Luna Jamboree.
• Nomad presents a variety of different artists, local and global, with live art and live music April 5.
• RSVPaint invites you to watch a painting class in action as artist Derek Crouch teaches a two-hour BYOB painting class featuring his painting, "Cherry Blossoms," If you'd like to take the class, RSVP at www.rsvpaint.com/event/cherry-blossoms.
For more information on First Friday Art Walk, visit www.ffaw.org or call 862-2787 ext.25.