Morning Song/Evening Song Sound Installation at ideaXfactory

March 20, 2014ideaXfactory, Public Art

April 4th — Evening Song On April 4th from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the ideaXfactory will host a training workshop for Morning Song/Evening Song, a sound installation organized by Gerard Nadeau, professor of architecture at Drury University. The installation will consist of two gatherings of Springfieldians trained to use Audubon bird calls. Kathleen Cowens and Andrew Kinslow … Read More

New Sculpture Walk at Jubilee Park

January 24, 2014Public Art

The Springfield Sculpture Walk began its inaugural installations in fall of 2013 with eight works by regional and local sculptors in downtown Springfield in Ozarks Jubilee Memorial Park which is adjacent to the Discovery Center and one block east of Park Central Square. With mature landscaping and a meandering path, the acre of green has … Read More

Projections of MLK on historic silos inspire

August 27, 2013ideaXfactory, Public Art

A series of projections spanning 170′ wide historic silos located in downtown IDEA Commons by artist Russ RuBert has inspired the City of Springfield to invite the artist to project images and video on a large canvas that will be installed in Park Central Square for the Unity March and Celebration of the 50th anniversary of … Read More

Graffiti and Contemporary Art Panel Discussion

July 3, 2013Artist Talks, ideaXfactory, Public Art

Graffiti and Contemporary Art Panel Discussion led by Nick Nelson, Director of the Springfield Art Museum will be held during the Contemporary Art Street Jam outside the ideaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville on Friday, July 5 at 8:30 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk. Following an introduction of different movements of street art, graffiti as … Read More

Live Art at Artsfest on May 4-5

April 29, 2013Events, Public Art

New this year, Live Art at Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street will feature several varieties of live art happening! Street Art Murals Large paintings will be created throughout the weekend on the Lemondrop wall which will zig-zag through Walnut Street, just west of the Walnut Street-Hammons Parkway intersection. Watch featured artists including Gary Bedell of … Read More

“Conspirare” public art dedicated at Glendale High School

April 26, 2013Public Art

A two-month long project led by biology teacher Justine Lines, artist-in-residence Christine Schilling, and art teacher Jessica Loudis involved over 150 students at Glendale High School to create Conspirare: To Breathe Together – a ninety-foot mosaic wall that borders Glendale’s new outdoor classroom. The public art installation, along with new concrete benches that surround an open-air … Read More

Sculpture Walk Public Forum

January 19, 2013Events, Public Art, Visual Arts

The Springfield Art Museum, in partnership with the Springfield Regional Arts Council, Urban Districts Alliance and Springfield Public Works, will host a public forum to develop concept plans for a potential sculpture walk program. The purpose of the sculpture walk will be to promote public art in Springfield, enhance the pedestrian experience and link major … Read More

“The Nest” – Video Documentary by Ed Fillmer

August 31, 2012Public Art, Videos

Drury University architecture professor Gerard Nadeau, Drury University art and architecture students, and community volunteers created a construction of woven irrigation tubing called The Nest as part of an ongoing series of project by the Art of Space. Inspired in part by Drury graduate Doug Johnston, who creates works of art people can occupy, The … Read More

The Tumbler on Park Central Square video

July 16, 2012Public Art, Videos

Cityview recaps how the Tumbler was placed on the Square in 1971, but only recently found out its purpose and real name. Includes live interviews with the artist Aris Demetrios, and Jonathan Gano of Springfield Public Works explains how the City of Springfield cares for the public art sculpture, including recently following up on the … Read More

Video of Inflatable Art test by Art of Space

May 3, 2012Events, Public Art

Watch Art of Space inflate their new construction in Warehouse #3 at Drury late last night. The inflatable is made of plastic sheeting 30’x40’x13′ and will be installed at Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street this weekend. The plastic sheeting was cut, layered in origami-like folds, and heat sealed using the irons. The finished piece will … Read More