Last night was the opening of our show at The Creamery Arts Center on First Fridays Art Walk….below is the press release.
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents two shows: The Art of Neanie Squires and hooked rug art by The Center City Hookers. Neanie began private art lessons at age 8 and pursued that interest to a Fine Arts degree from Drury College. Her work was chosen for Watercolor USA 1976 and 1977, and has also received Special Mention during the School of the Ozarks’ Regional Show. As a Junior League member, Squires took on special projects for the arts, collaborating with the Springfield Art Museum on the Muse Art Rental Gallery. She operated one of the first downtown art galleries, Park Central Gallery on South Street, with five other local artists. The Center City Hookers features the hooked-rug art of Sheri DeMate, Dulcy Stewart and Tammy Burks. Their works are beautiful, engaging the viewer through color, texture and tactility. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays.
We got to meet Neanie Squires and admire her beautiful works of art which were selling quite well on opening night. Below is a picture of one of my favorite paintings that she was showing. I just love the profusion of flowers on her head!
After the show, Sheri and I headed out of downtown to eat. (Dulcy already had plans with her husband to have fried chicken) I love eating downtown, but finding a place to park and getting into a restaurant on First Fridays is
a bitch next to impossible. Instead, we headed over to the MSU campus to Bambino’s . It’s a great little Italian restaurant tucked into one of the campus neighborhoods. We sat outside on the patio, now I’m not sure exactly why, but food ALWAYS tastes better when you eat it outside….is it just me? We lingered over bread and wine and pasta for quite a while. Yes, this was a REAL SPLURGE for me….I savored every luscious bite of buttered bread, each sip of wine and every scrumptious mouthful of pasta! We had a great waiter, Gary, who sat down with us and we talked about life and literature. He gave me a few book recommendations, “Lace”
and “Breakfast with Buddha”,
so I’ll have to put those on my reading list.
I love to hear what other people like to read, and I think when you read their recommendations, whether you end up liking the book or not, it gives you a little insight into the person who recommended it to you.