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February 12, 2018

Past Board Members Awarded

Branden Schwab

2017 marked the end-of-term for three board members who have generously served SGFC over the past few years by providing their leadership, talent and vision. Past-President Jessica Spencer, Past-Treasurer/Outreach Committee Chair Scott Bratcher, and Past-Meetings Committee Co-chair Josh Sullivan were awarded these stellar glass artifacts made by Gabriel at Springfield Hot Glass as a tribute […]

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February 11, 2018

10 Awesome Springfield Logos

Kyle Drenon

Logos are a first expression for your business. Then, they’re a symbol that represents your business when you’re not there to do it yourself. Logos are extremely important and can often make or break a new business. The good news? There are tons of talented designers in Springfield who can give life to your brand […]

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November 8, 2017

Meet-a-Member | Charlie Rosenbury

Branden Schwab

Join us as we interview an SGFC founder and the owner of Self about being a part of Springfield’s creative community. Get the scoop on Charlie’s go-to digital tools, his dreams of extraterrestrial exploration, and how he stays grounded by being involved with local organizations that are making an impact here on Earth. Where are you […]

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September 13, 2017

Interview with Jill Kamler

Batsheba Castro Martinez

As creatives, we derive inspiration from various sources. I firmly believe that we can get this by looking at other disciplines beyond the visual arts. In the words of Leo Burnett, “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” There is so much we can […]

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September 7, 2017

Positivity & Productivity

Maranda Provance

The research is pretty clear: high-pressure work environments have hidden costs. A cut-throat environment generates fear, which generates disengagement. Disengaged employees are much more likely to get in accidents, allow for defects, and miss work. Organizations with low engagement scores are 18% less productive than their engaged counterparts (HBR, 2015). According to Emma Seppala, a […]

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August 11, 2017

Meet-A-Member: Meg Wagler

Jessica Spencer

  This month, we introduce you to one of our founding members, Meg Wagler. Meg is a designer & illustrator who relishes the ugly as well as the beautiful. She also loves the creative community in Springfield, craft beer and melted cheese. So obviously, we met at Druff’s for the happiest of melted cheese sandwiches […]

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June 15, 2017

Sustainable by Nature: Progressive Landscaping

sandy nance

      There is a growing interest in Springfield to support local growers, to reconnect with our food, the earth, and ultimately one another. Many progressives are intrigued by edible landscaping, sustainable practices, and gardening, but don’t know where to begin. Sustainable by Nature is stepping into that gap. They will not only design […]

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May 11, 2017

Hazelwood Cemetery Visioning Project

Branden Schwab

Eight students from Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture, including Springfield Creatives Mentor Network members Savanna Wilkinson and Micaela Lopez, presented their vision for Springfield’s historic Hazelwood Cemetery (1642 E. Seminole Street, near the Springfield National Cemetery) to a group of community members, neighborhood residents, local historians, library patrons and interested citizens² at the Schweitzer […]

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May 10, 2017

Recap: Wood Fired Kiln Catalyst for Collaboration Artist Panel

Branden Schwab

Springfield Art Museum March 4th, 2017, 1:30-2:30 pm Artist Panel: Kenneth Baskin Keith Ekstam Jeff Johnston Scott Meyer Priscilla Mouritzen “Like a pinhole in a card turned towards a solar eclipse, the Artist Panel collects and gathers disparate backgrounds and influences, allowing observers and participants to focus on a specific shared moment from a perspective that […]

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April 13, 2017

Meet-a-Member | Emma Allman

Branden Schwab

I first met Emma at the Spring SGFC Portfolio Review held at the eFactory this past February. At the review, a number of talented students and young professionals offered up their work to the altar of constructive critique, and Emma’s work was an instant stand-out. Exquisitely funky color harmonies, a witty edginess, thoughtful organization and […]

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April 12, 2017

Urban Roots Farm: Growing Food & Community Downtown

sandy nance

It’s not everyday you meet inspirational people who, seeing a one and a half acre of land in the middle of town harboring old furniture, trash, and drug activity, say: “We need to make a farm here!” Welcome to the story of Urban Roots Farm, a farm, yes, a FARM, in downtown Springfield. Urban Roots […]

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March 7, 2017

Enjoy the Fun & Adventure at Two Rivers Bike Park

sandy nance

  Two Rivers Bike Park might be one of the lesser-known resources available to Springfield residents, but it’s definitely one of the best. The 400-acre property boasts over 14 miles of single track between the Finley and James Rivers and is open to the public, free of charge, all year long. In addition to mountain […]

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