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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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February 24, 2017

Springfield Identity Project Unfurls its Flag

Branden Schwab

The Springfield Identity Project has released its proposed design for a new municipal flag for the City of Springfield — and it has our wholehearted support! What better way to capture the spirit and excitement of our local zeitgeist than with a new symbol, a new flag, that represents the city’s unique identity? The committee […]

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February 9, 2017

Life Interrupted: Art for Social Change

Branden Schwab

Drury on C-Street Gallery 233 E Commercial St February 3rd-18th Monday: 11am-2pm Tuesday: 11am-12:30 pm Thursday: 11am-12:30 pm Friday: 11am-1pm Saturday: 10am-2pm Closed Wednesday & Sunday Part of a multi-disciplinary series of events and performances, the exhibit explores the eerie poignancy of the 75th anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. The order, which imprisoned […]

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February 8, 2017

Newly-Renovated Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

sandy nance

If you’re looking for a small or spacious place to host a community event, facilitate a roundtable discussion, or just get some work done without interruption, the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library needs to be on your list. The recently expanded and improved Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library reopened last month after being closed for most of […]

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January 16, 2017

Meet-A-Member: Kurt Dillow

Desirina Boskovich Frew

Kurt Dillow is the owner and operator of Oculum Works, LLC, one of Springfield’s newest digital agencies. As a licensed real estate agent and a professional computer animator and digital artist, Dillow found a way to bring together these two pursuits  — by producing high quality commercial photography, Matterport 3D scans, and virtual reality tours […]

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December 22, 2016

2016 Year in Review & Recognitions Recap

Jessica Spencer

On December 21, we met at Missouri Spirits for our last meeting of the year and 3rd annual holiday party! Outgoing President Charlie Rosenbury presented a Year in Review and shared member and business recognitions from this year. High fives all around for all of the incredible work created by our members this year. Onward to 2017! […]

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December 19, 2016

NEW SGFC Shirts!

Jessica Spencer

Show your SGFC pride with a brand new, special edition T-shirt designed by local illustrator and Springfield Creative, Mark Montgomery. These mighty fine shirts are 52/48 cotton/poly blend, sizes S-XXL, available in Maize Yellow or Deep Teal. $15 – order below & pick up at your next meeting.    

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