Japanese Calligraphy Performance by Seiran Chiba on Sept. 27

Seiran Chiba – Large Scale Japanese Calligraphy (shodo) Special performance on ideaXfactory outdoor stage 351 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30 PM World-renowned Japanese calligrapher and artist Seiran Chiba will visit Springfield to do a special performance of shodo (Japanese calligraphy) with a modern approach inspired by hope and peace on the … Read More

eXtreme Fiber Art exhibition Sept. 7-Oct. 12

eXtreme Fiber Art Exhibition Sept. 7- Oct. 12, 2018 at ideaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65806 Opening reception during First Friday Art Walk, on Sept. 7 from 6-10 p.m. First Friday Reception Oct. 5 from 6-10 p.m. Gallery hours are free and open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursday, 3-7 p.m. A … Read More

Chalk Arts Festival 2018

Artists of all ages and experience were out drawing creations of large variety during the Chalk Arts Festival

Cultural Impact Assessments in partnership with Drury University

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In a collaborative partnership beginning in March, the Cultural Policy Class from Drury University Arts Administration Program completed cultural impact assessments of perceived artistic, environmental, economic and social value of two projects of the ideaXfactory — The Beaux Arts Ball and the Morning Song / Evening Song sound installation. Cultural impact assessments for the ideaXfactory … Read More

Fringe Art featured in News-Leader

Great three-page feature in the Springfield News-Leader by Ed Peaco appeared on the cover of the Sunday Life section. To write such an extensive article, Ed interviewed many artists who have worked on collaborative projects with the ideaXfactory and has attended many of our events. You can read full story on-line with additional photos at … Read More

Outside Observations during St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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A recent article in the Minneapolis StarTribune featuring the Twin Cities “Irrigate Arts” program shows a leading national example of ways that artists can be urban troubleshooters when resident artists work closely with St. Paul’s Public Works staff. In addressing urban concerns, it’s interesting to think about who asks the questions or how urban problems … Read More

WINGS class trips from Phelps Center for Gifted Education

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Early in March, the ideaXfactory hosted a series of visits from WINGS classes from the Phelps Center for Gifted Education. Representative students from each of the Springfield Public Schools were part of the visiting groups. We received this report from educator Michelle Billionis who organized and led the visits: Student’s from Phelps Center for Gifted … Read More

Imagine a 24-foot wall of light

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Now imagine you could control it just by waving your hand. Or swishing a paint brush and singing into a microphone. That’s what under development now at the ideaXfactory — a 24′ x 10′ wall of neon and LED lighting activated by these inputs. Inside the ideaXfacotry art space, artist Russ RuBert is constructing an … Read More