C-Street Gallery opens “Moon City Lights” exhibition Friday

SPRINGFIELD, MO., Nov. 3, 2015 – The Drury on C-Street Gallery will open its November exhibition “Moon City Lights: Drury Student Architecture + Moon City Creative District” with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6.

The featured artists are multiple third-year Drury architecture students under the guidance of studio design professor Maurizio Sabini. The opening reception is a free event that includes food and refreshments as well as entertainment provided by the Drury Jazz Ensemble. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is located on 233 E. Commercial St.

The show reflects the collaboration between Drury’s Hammons School of Architecture and Springfield’s Moon City Creative District, a 10-square-block area in the Woodland Heights neighborhood north of Commercial Street. The area has been designated by the City of Springfield as a live/work district where artists can operate studios in their homes and have a limited retail presence.

Students were tasked with designing about 25 live/work units that embody the Moon City District’s goals of revitalization through the arts and a localized sense of community. The schematic and detailed design work also includes retail space, parking and public spaces. The featured exhibition designs were selected by Professor Sabini through a juried process that included design professionals and representatives from the City of Springfield and the Moon City Creative District.

This scale model allowed the students to test their ideas for further developing the Moon City Creative District.

This scale model allowed the students to test their ideas for further developing the Moon City Creative District.

The exhibition will run Nov. 6 through 21. Gallery viewing hours after the opening reception will be 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on two Saturdays, November 14 and 21.

For more information, call (417) 873-6359 or visit Drury on C-Street’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DruryCStreet.

About Drury on C-Street

The Drury on C-Street Project is an initiative by Drury University, in partnership with other local organizations, to establish a Drury Center on Commercial Street. This center includes an art gallery, a business resource center, space for weaving looms, architecture classroom and a multi-use area for additional classes and seminars. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is a professional, student-run gallery featuring emerging and established artists. Drury University’s Drury on C-Street Gallery provides arts administration majors the experience of promoting the work of local artists. The gallery connects the community to new and relevant art in an accessible and welcoming environment.