April 05, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

City to Participate in Art Walk at ideaXfactory and Creative Foundry

The City of Springfield will be involved in First Friday Art Walk in a couple of interesting ways tonight, April 5.

ideaXfactory

Mayor Bob Stephens, City Manager Greg Burris and Assistant Public Works Director Jonathan Gano will play music starting at 7 p.m. at ideaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville Avenue as part of a new exhibit by artist Russ RuBert. Harmonic Wall and Transient Constructions II features a 27-foot wall of brightly-colored lights that are controlled by the wave of the hand, paintbrush or musical instrument.

Twenty-two bands of interactive colored lights make up the Harmonic Wall. Ten bands are controlled by harmonic pitch, seven by a wave of the hand, and five by the beat.

ideaXfactory is a contemporary art space exhibiting site-specific work. The building is owned by the City of Springfield and loaned to area artists to provide a place to explore construction and deconstruction of space and the regeneration of the urban landscape through creativity, interaction, and problem solving.

For more information, please visit http://ideaxfactory.com

Creative Foundry

At the Creative Foundry, 221 S. Park Central Square, City officials will join Create Springfield in asking citizens what they would like to see in downtown Springfield in the future. Citizens are encouraged to share their opinions on a feedback wall at the Foundry. Create Springfield is a group of business owners, creative and technology professionals and entrepreneurs dedicated to attracting and building a start-up community through creative civic engagement.

The Creative Foundry is a hub to connect Springfield's 21st century producers to the global network and each other.

"Together, we're building a community that will serve as a workshop for melding ideas, sparking inspirations, forging connections, and building great businesses," says co-owner Jim Michels.

The Creative Foundry provides a bright, spacious work environment conveniently located in downtown Springfield.

Other exhibits will include information on the College Street Corridor project, Enactus women's entrepreneurship program and an update on the College Station loft project by developer Craig Waggoner.

For more information on the Creative Foundry, visit www.thecreativefoundry.org.

For more information, contact Cora Scott at 417-864-1009 or cscott@springfieldmo.gov; Pam RuBert at 417-862-3760 or pam@rubert.com; Jim Michels at 602-748-4297 or jim@thecreativefoundry.org.

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