Finally after a year of working hard in my mobile business, I was able to find an affordable studio space at 209 West Commercial Street in Springfield, Missouri. We began with a dark space, painted black with carpet.
After the initial shock of actually taking the step of finding and renting the space, we began the deconstruction. The carpet came up, tiles were scraped away and a new layer of clean white paint applied.
This place will house a 600 square foot gallery, complete with hanging system and workshop space for groups up to 40. My personal studio space and a creative space for Justin will live here as well as a ceramics lab and a space for fashion concepts by RIC Professional Salon.
Although we have a great deal completed, and the space has come a long way, it is easy to feel tension and stress. Our grand opening will occur on May 1st 2015. We plan to have fun, learn a ton, meet lots of cool people, make great art and provide more creative space for the Springfield community!