First Friday This Friday, Arts Council November Events

First Friday Events

The Balderbach Art Plaza will be displaying the art of sculptor Tom Allen and illustrator Dawn Sperry Allen.  Their sculpted woodworks allow nature to be expressive and the primary focus of the piece.  Tom makes natural, creative sculptures work.

Dawn is the creator of Eclipse Cartoon Tabloid, featuring the “Real Fake News” with a fictitious staff of multicultural correspondents, including real and mythological critters.  These characters work together to create a humorous diversion with columnists, commentators, advertisers and cartoons.

For more information on Tom Allen and Dawn Sperry Allen, go to and  Refreshments and live music will be in the “Landing.”  Shadd Shubert will be the musical guest.

The WESTRAY Studio will by hosting photography by Dr. Joel Ray and new drawings by Jeanie Eddleman.  They will have a wide range of items for Christmas.

The Mozaic Art Studio will be displaying several artists gearing up for the holidays.  There will be Christmas ornaments and a lot of fall-inspired art.  Also, view Teresa Tinsley’s stained glass creations.

Red Barn Designs Works, a new art gallery and showroom located in Downtown Cape Girardeau, is announcing its opening to the public.  The gallery and showroom displays finely-crafted, abstract artwork.  Come by and see all the great creations.

“This has been a dream of mine, and I’m thrilled to be able to show my work,” says Neil Zlokovich, owner and artisan of the gallery.

Dawn Quinn, designer and creator of unique and one-of-a-kind Christmas stockings has a display in the Gallery of Inspiration this Friday.

Dawn began designing stockings in order to raise awareness of autism, aphasia, breast cancer, diabetes and arthritis (to name a few).  Dawn donates a portion of her proceeds to various charities, including Fisher House, Susan Koman for the Cure, Make-A-Wish, Save the Turtles, and the Center for Aphasia Research.

A portion of the money made from the sell of her stockings at the Gallery of Inspiration will be donated to the Community Counseling Center in Cape Girardeau.

From Nov. 2 to Nov. 24, the Arts Council will be hosting the Mid America Print Council’s Juried Members Exhibit at the Lorimier Gallery and Gallery 100.  Printmakers from across the nation will be displayed in this dynamic show.

Also from Nov. 2 to Nov. 24, the Jean A. Chapman Gallery will display new works by the Visual Arts Cooperative.  Window exhibitors for Nov. include artists Sarah Cochrane and Marty Riley.

Exhibits ONLY on First Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Black Door Gallery

2012 Unknown Endings: Juried Graduate Printmaking Portfolio

Migratory Media

Display Windows at Hutson’s Fine Furniture

Big Paws

Cape Girardeau Public Library

Metamorphosis: An Exchange Portfolio Featuring 30 Years of Frogman’s Assistants and Friends of Froggie

Cup ‘N’ Cork

Dialogue: Veteran Print Project

Lastly, don’t miss the 2012 Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on First Friday events and other Arts Council events, visit or call 573-334-9233.