Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 12 September 2014

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present Extension of Thought, the lat-est exhibition of paintings by John Zinsser.

Reception: Friday, September 12th, 2014 6-8 pm runs through October 11th. 

Great art has always extended thought. Plotinus called the art object an ob-ject of contemplation. But, you might ask, what does one contemplate when one contemplates abstract art? In a word, beauty: pure aesthetic bliss. The abstract ex-pressionists re-defined beauty, and John Zinsser, a devotee of abstract expression-ism as well as early minimalism, creates his own version of the beautiful by riffing on both.

In addition, the gallery will present New Work by landscape painter Jeff Aeling. The Aeling exhibition will feature large-scale, luminous panoramas of the Mississippi River where it meets the Missouri River, north of St. Louis.

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm.

The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave.
Central West End

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: FRiday, 22 August 2014

Our next gallery reception is planned for Friday August 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.  We hope you can join us for some wine, light snacks, and an excellent selection of fine art.   

Our Featured Artist for the upcoming session is John Salozzo, whose exhibit will be a major presentation, including many new works to be premiered for the first time at this event.  This project, entitled "The St. Louis Icon Series," features many well-known St. Louis landmarks created in John's unique photo-realistic painting style.

We are also hosting guest artists Jim Gray - Photography; Pam Souders - Acrylics; David Whited - Watercolor, Pen Pam Bohling - Jewelry; Stefanie Gibson - Photography; Diane Gouy - Ink, Pastel, Encaustic;  Jerry Henage - Acrylic, Watercolor; Marilyn Callahan - Ceramics; and Bonnie Shopper - Ceramics. 

The exhibit runs through October 11.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11-6,  Sunday 12-5, Closed Monday -  Tuesday  

Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 North Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gallery 210: Sunday, 24 August 2014

EXPOSURE 17: Notions of the Grotesque
Travis Lawrence
Heather O'Shaughnessy
Edo Rosenblith
August 23-October 11, 2014
Gallery 210
University of Missouri-St. Louis

The grotesque is absurd, bizarre, and odd or unnatural in appearance and character. In decorative art, Grotesque involves the inclusion of unusual human and animal figures interwoven in other forms. Such ideology of the grotesque is a more than fitting characteristic that can be used to describe the work by O'Shaughnessy, Lawrence, and Rosenblith.

O'Shaughnessy brings forth her beeswax sculptural pieces that are modeled after Italian anatomical sculptors. Reinventing the little known process of casting with beeswax, just as 17th century Italian anatomical sculptors had, she creates images inspired not only by the human anatomy, but resembles imagery reflected from her experience as a professional tattoo artist.

Gaining inspiration from 15th century illuminated manuscripts and Jungian psychology; Lawrence creates images of archetypal figures evoking deeper thought and individual interpretation. 

Rosenbilth is characteristically grotesque not for his admiration for previous art but for his fantastically distorted figures found throughout his drawings. His drawings reminisce early cartoon imagery and obscure caricature. Rosenbilth will also turn the gallery walls into a canvas of his own with a one of a kind wall painting that will remain in place throughout the duration of the exhibit.

Exposure 17 is scheduled to open August 23, 2014 and close October 11, 2014. A panel discussion and reception for the artists will be held September 6, 2014 between 4 and 7 that evening.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 5 September 2014

September 5 – October 11, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm

Bruno David is delighted to present a special exhibition New Work by Buzz Spector. The opening reception for the artist will be Friday, September 5, 2014 from 5 to 9 pm.

Buzz Spector’s excavations of books and reconstructions of libraries are well-known, but his work with found and altered volumes has always been accompanied by works on paper made out of elements from their dust jackets. As Spector has written, “books are formal presentations of text. They have titles, after all, and come jacketed, with paragraphs of introduction slipped between their covers and their pages.” This new work features collages made from dust jacket elements in the front gallery, while in the main gallery will be larger collages and drawings, a series of wall-mounted sculptures incorporating details of photographs of authors, plus a reinstallation of Frieze, the 60’ long arrangement of photos of authors Spector showed at the Huntington Museum of Art last fall. Spector’s ongoing meditation on reading and the culture of the book extends here to reflections on how—and when—writers become authors, how work of the imagination is performed via posing, and how the specialized, but also highly conventional, language of dust jacket blurbs can itself be excavated in search of new narrative meanings.

In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a new video work by Buzz Spector, “Selected Poems.”

Hours: Wed-Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Thursday, August 07, 2014

duet: Friday, 12 September 2014

Jacob Dahlgren (Stockholm)
and Emily Stremming (St. Louis)
September 12 - November 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 2014 6pm-8pm

Jacob Dahlgren and Emily Stremming both make art about analytical precision and the
neurotic mindset that goes along with such exactitude. On Duet’s floor Dahlgren lays down
a dance floor-like “infinity loop” of color coded weighing scales. On the wall he composes
a block of carpenter’s rulers into a shimmering series of scored lines. These objects are
designed to measure our cultural surfeit of consumption and production but instead become
the actual subject of contemplation and “The Measure of All Things”. Stremming, on
the other hand cuts up photographs of quotidian street and domestic scenes into a grid
where the horizontal and vertical axes of the paper strips generate a hallucinatory mosaic.
The resulting object records an ironic process: A quick snapshot photograph made to slow
down into an epic unit of manual labor. The industrial character of Dahlgren’s objects, often
designed to work with the body to help guide and measure it are contrasted with the product
of a giant machine-hand hybrid.

Jacob Dahlgren (Stockholm, makes paintings based on striped t-shirts, eats canned food and constructs happy colored works of sculpture from the empty cans. He can make a sculpture from Ikea clothes hangers or a relief from disposable plastic mugs. Saws, pencils and carpenter’s rulers turn into art in his thoughts and hands.

Emily Stremming (St Louis, USA)  is a photographer currently making images based on scenes in St Louis. Her work examines the nature of surface in a photograph and also plays on the idea of the camera as a machine that shoots and destroys the subject. She spends hour upon hour weaving back together the images into a recognizable handicraft.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63103

Compônere Gallery of Art: Sunday, 7 September 2014

Paul Banda: From Africa With Love
(paintings and wire sculptures)

 August 31st, 2014 – September 27th, 2014
Sunday Reception: September 7th 2-4p.m.

As my art has matured, growing in complexity and often in size and expanded into other mediums, my essential vision remains the same-Form, movement, style tradition and balance.

 Hours M-TR 11-5| F-S 11-9 | S 1-5

Compônere Gallery of Art
6509 Delmar Blvd  St. Louis MO 63130
(314) 721-1181

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 5 September 2014

Concrete and Ceramic Shard Figure, Nek Chand Saini, Chandigarh, India; c. 1999; 12" wide x 30" tall; Collection of John and Teenuh Foster

The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature “John and Teenuh Foster: A
Lifetime of Art Collecting” from August 21 through October 15. All are invited to an opening
reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Friday, September 5.

John Foster taught in the Fine Arts Department at Burroughs for 11 years (1976 - 1987). It was
during those years that he and his wife began what was to become an extraordinary art collection, now recognized nationally for its depth and focus. Beginning first with American folk art, the collection evolved over the years to include outsider art, as well as found objects. The diverse exhibit will include drawings, paintings, sculpture, and photography.

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays.

The Bonsack Gallery 
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
Ladue, MO

The Gallery at RAC: Friday, 15 August 2014

The Gallery at RAC Presents Of Being Numerous:
2013 Critical Mass Creative Stimulus Award Exhibition

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, August 15 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, and at our gallery talk on August 27 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
Curator: Jessica Baran
Exhibition Dates: August 15 - September 6

“Of Being Numerous: The 2013 Critical Mass for the Visual Arts Creative Stimulus Award Exhibition,” features artwork by the recipients of the 2013 Creative Stimulus Award: Ilene Berman, Christine Ilewski and Carlie Trosclair. The Creative Stimulus Award is an annual prize given by Critical Mass for the Visual Arts which allots $1500 to three St. Louis-based, jury-selected artists, to assist them in creating new work and expanding their practices. This exhibition features a variety of media – including painting, textiles, and installation – that serves as a means for representing fundamentally community-driven work, which is deeply engaged with the St. Louis area beyond conventional gallery confines.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

The Gallery at The Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112
(across from The Pageant)
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking

Reese Gallery: Friday, 15 August 2014

Exhibition Opening: Friday, August 15th from 6-9pm
Artist Talk with Rafael E. Vera: Saturday, August 16th at 1:30pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday and Saturday from 1pm-4pm

Please joining us for the the Opening Reception of DISMANTLE with artists Rafael E. Vera and Phillip Finder at Reese Gallery.  In DISMANTLE, two artists take it apart - as they reveal the inner structure and hidden materials of architecture.  Artists Finder and Vera create austere yet seductive compositions - with an expressive use of empty space.  In these works, its the framework and the foundations that are being reset so that we can understand anew, such things as boundaries and place.

This reception is free and open to the public.  Reese Gallery is located in the Cherokee Arts Neighborhood, just off of Antique Row on Wisconsin.  This event is in conjunction with the festivities of St. Louis City of Night.

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis, MO | 63118

The Vino Gallery: Saturday 16 August 2014

Join us at The Vino Gallery on the evening of August the 16th, from 6 to 9 PM, for the opening reception of Found Chaos. Found Chaos features new photography from local artists Inti St. Clair, Drew Nikonowicz and Adam W. Johnson. The art exhibit will be on view from August 2nd through September the 6th.

The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Foundry Art Centre:Friday, 8 August 2014

Opening reception Friday, August 8

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Talk: 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Fiber Fever | Galleries 1 & 2

Group Show from Luminous Language | Gallery 3 
Lon Brauer Read All Over
Stacey Adams McAdams Southern Impression

James Mullen Composites
Theodore Fields | Ameristar Gallery

Fiber Fever highlights the use of fiber arts as media and process towards artistic expression. Dyeing, stitching, surface design, weaving, embroidery, quilting, batik, felting, basketry, textile manipulation, soft sculpture, and other mixed media artworks utilizing fibers as their primary material are just some of the many ways that artwork falls under the broad umbrella of “Fiber Arts”.

Foundry Art Centre 
520 North Main Center
Saint Charles, Missouri 63301

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 8 August 2014

Our next gallery reception is planned for  Friday August 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.  

Our current Featured Artist is photographer Greg Kluempers.  Greg's work explores the relationship of forms, textures, and color in the everyday world. 

We are also hosting guest artists Jimmy Liu with his unique fired clay teapots, Adrienne Rosen, working with acrylics, oils, and watercolors, and Sandy Brooks' color pencils and pastels.    

The exhibit runs through August 16.
We look forward to seeing you next Friday. 

CG Map
We are located next to Imo's Pizza on the west side of the street and across the street from Clayton City Hall and the US Post Office

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11-6,  Sunday 12-5, Closed Monday -  Tuesday
Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 North Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Monday, July 28, 2014

Space: Friday, 1 August 2014

Visions of a city: A solo exhibit by Timothy Wagner
Friday, August 1st, 2014, 6pm-9pm
The show will be on view from August 1st to August 29th.

This exhibit will show case Timothy Wagner's emphasis on architectural design, abstract color fields and graffiti influence.

Space, LLC 
4168 Manchester Ave,
 St Louis, MO 63110 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 26 July 2014

Free reception for FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD 
Saturday, July 26, 2014, 4-7 p.m.
JULY 26-SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
A visual and culinary feast awaits! Art Saint Louis brings art and food together for a block party celebrating the exhibition Food, Glorious Food in the Art Saint Louis Gallery & Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis.

The exhibition will be ushered in with an opening reception to whet your appetite. Join us on Saturday, July 26 from 4-7 p.m. for all the best in local food & art.

The main course, of course, is the art exhibition, but there's much more on the menu! Food trucks from Zia's, The Sweet Divine and The Bivouac Shack will roll in just for our event and offer delectables outside the Gallery while the baristas of Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café will create hot and cold drinks made to order indoors. 
Artists Chelsea Soronen & Rusty Conklin of Chalk Riot will contribute to the event by creating chalk artworks throughout the area before & during the afternoon & evening. Guests are invited to contribute & chalk their own designs, too. Artmart will provide some chalk, but you can also help by bringing your own! Photos by Robin Hirsch & Emily Amberger.
The adjacent Kauffman Park will include live art-making, including plein air painting by Michael Anderson and Lon Brauer (artists who both have artworks featured in the exhibition), chalk artists from Chalk Riot, live music and more, plus plenty of room for picnickers. Guests are invited to join in on the live art and chalk art. We encourage you to bring your art supplies and set up an easel to paint or draw or photograph-whatever your media, you are welcome to make art during this event! Chalk will be provided by Sponsor Artmart for artists wanting to create their own chalk art. We invite guests to bring easy-to-carry portable chairs and picnic blankets, so that you can have a place to sit in the Park and enjoy food at your leisure. So, please plan accordingly.
Jurors for Food, Glorious Food are Allyson Mace, Publisher and Founder, Sauce Magazine. Allyson is also an avid photographer and art supporter; and Sara Choler Hale, artist and Founder of Fair Shares CCSA. Sara previously headed the art & design department for Schlafly Beer and is the creator and organizer for Schlafly's annual "Art Outside" art fair/exhibition and is also the creator of Slow Food's "Art of Food" event. 

Food, Glorious Food returns to a popular theme introduced two years ago in Art Saint Louis' 2012 exhibition series. A juried exhibition open to St. Louis regional artists, the art in this show takes inspiration from all aspects of food, from farm to fine dining. The exhibition features 76 creative treats by 51 local artists from Missouri and Illinois. Works include paintings, ceramics, assemblages, fiber sculptures, drawings, printmaking, photography, mixed media, glass, and much more. All artworks in this exhibit are available for purchase and none is priced more than $400. You can get a sneak peek at the featured artworks in our Facebook album for the show here.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Bill Abendroth, Highland, IL; C.B. Adams, St. Charles, MO; Bob Ahrens, Edwardsville, IL; Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL; Adrian Aquilino, Richmond Heights, MO; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; Blake Carroll, Imperial, MO; Kathy Czopek, Bridgeton, MO; Jo Jasper Dean, Chesterfield, MO; Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO; Larry Duffy, St. Charles, MO; Muriel Eulich, Clayton, MO; Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO; Daniel Fishback, Florissant, MO; Rick Forrestal, Kirkwood, MO; Gaye Gambell-Peterson, Maryland Heights, MO; Ed Giganti, St. Louis; Vicky Hefty, Wildwood, MO; Diana Hoffmann, St. Louis; Martha Iler, Greenville, IL; Philly Johnmeyer, St. Louis; De'Joneiro Jones, St. Louis; Emily Mae Keefauver, St. Louis; Greg Kluempers, Florissant, MO; Robert Kokenyesi, Kirkwood, MO; Albert Yowshein Kuo, St. Charles, MO; Terry Lay, St. Louis; Garry McMichael, St. Louis;  Kat Niehaus & Bryan Hoffmann, St. Louis; Alex Paradowski, St. Louis;  Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO; Kristi Ponder, St. Louis; Patrick Quigley, St. Louis;  Judith Repke, Bridgeton, MO; Johnnie Rogers, St. Louis;  Stephanie J. Roknich, University City, MO; Thomas Russell, Edwardsville, IL; Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO; Scott Schlapkohl, Godfrey, IL; Terri Shay, Richmond Heights, MO; Betty Shew, St. Louis; Dennis Smith, Chesterfield, MO; Michelle J. Streiff, Wildwood, MO; Ryan Strong, Imperial, MO; Diane Tessman, St. Louis; Elizabeth Tran, St. Louis; Katherine Turpenoff, Glen Carbon, IL; Marjorie Williamson, University City, MO; Barbara Zucker, St. Louis/

The exhibition is on display at Art Saint Louis July 26 through September 11, 2014. Gallery is free & open to the public Monday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays, including Labor Day holiday & weekend, August 30 & September 1.
Art Saint Louis Gallery
& Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café
at the Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 25 July 2014

New Works by Linda S. Wilmes in Gallery II, at Framations Gallery

July 25 – August 28th, 2014
Opening Reception July 25, 6 – 8 pm

Hours, Tues – Sat. 10 – 6, Sundays 12 - 5

Framations Art Gallery
218 N, Main St
St. Charles, MO 63301
636 724 8313

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Compônere Gallery: Sunday, 3 August 2014

Benjamin Evans: "St. Louis Energized”

July 29th, 2014 – August 30th, 2014
Sunday Reception: August 3rd 2-4p.m.

I hope to share the beauty of St. Louis with both those who love the City as I do, and those who through my photographs may come to see the City in a new light.

Hours M-TR 11-5| F-S 11-9 | S 1-5

Compônere Gallery of Art
6509 Delmar Blvd  St. Louis MO 63130
(314) 721-1181

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing: Friday, 25 July 2014

Tom Hunt—Summer 2014
Opening Reception Fri., July 25 6-9 pm

Tom Hunt will once again share his paintings from Europe in a show at Grafica. Tom will be traveling with 39 Nerinx Hall High School students through Italy, Paris and London. He paints plein air whenever he gets a chance on this trip and we are lucky to show his oil paintings while the paint is still a bit wet. Tom asks the students to try their hands at art on the trip — and we will share their  work with you as well. The show will include Hunt’s new ceramics.

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 11 June 2014

Our next reception is this Friday July 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Join us this Friday while we provide wine and light snacks. 

Our current Featured Artist is photographer Greg Kluempers.  Greg's work explores the relationship of forms, textures, and color in the everyday world. 

We are also hosting new guest artists Jimmy Liu with his fired clay works, Adrienne Rosen, working with acrylics, oils, and watercolors, and Sandy Brooks' color pencils and pastels.   

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11-6,  Sunday 12-5, Closed Monday -  Tuesday

Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 North Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Reese Gallery: Friday, 18 July 2014

Artist Receptions for Eric Hoefer's "Architectonic" & Matthew Johnson's "Cities and Networks"

"Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else." Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Reese Gallery presents Eric Hoefer's solo show "Architectonic" and Matthew Johnson's exhibit "Cities and Networks."  At Reese Gallery, two artists explore the scale and scope of imagined architectures and invented cities.

In Gallery 1, Eric Hoefer investigates the science of structure and the anatomy of architecture in his solo show "Architectonic." Almost toy-like, his ceramic sculptures and (quasi) vessel forms are reminiscent of towers, balconies, spires, balustrades, terraces, bridges...colliding into compound architectural forms.

In Gallery 2, we present Matthew Johnson's exhibit, "Cities and Networks."Deeply inspired by Italo Calvino's book "Invisible Cities," Matthew's work is a reflection of those invented scenes, strange, chaotic, serene, and unexpected, but very real.Working through drawings and sculptures, his work speaks to the intersection of artificial and built environments.

Artists' Reception, Friday July 18th, 2014, from 6pm to 8pm
Artists' Talk, Saturday July 19th, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm,  with artists speaking at 1:30 pm and 2 pm

Exhibition Dates: June 28th through July 23rd, 2014

Gallery Hours: 1PM to 4PM Saturdays & Wednesdays

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Avenue,
St. Louis, MO , 63118
(in the Cherokee Arts Neighborhood, just off of Antique Row)

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Gallery at RAC: thursday, 10 July 2014

Celebrate Again Art Sale

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents Celebrate Again, an art show and sale featuring one of a kind artwork.  Highlighting the work of local women artists: one hundred 8” x 8” works of art will be available for purchase. Organized by the women’s art collective Thirteen Squared, the sale takes place in conjunction with the exhibition Squared Off.  Funds raised by the Celebrate Again Art Sale will benefit Saint Louis City Open Studio and Gallery (SCOSAG).

Join us for the sale on Thursday, July 10 at the Gallery at RAC. A light reception and art preview will take place at 5:30pm and the art sale will begin at 7:00pm.

Artists Cynthia Berg, Elizabeth Concannon, M J Goerke, Jane Isenberg, Ellen Klamon, Ruth Kolker, Nancy Kurten, Emily Long, Marcy Saphian, Ida Steinberg, Harriet Thomas, Kay Wood, Maggie Zografakis

Exhibition Dates: June 13 – July 11, 2014
Art Sale: Thursday, July 10, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday from 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112
(across from The Pageant)
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 11 July 2014

Green Door art gallery will be one year old this week! We would like to take this time to thank everyone who made our first year an amazing success. Thanks to our patrons, old and new. Thanks to the community of Webster Groves and last but not least all of the talented artists who have shown with us throughout the last twelve months. It has truly been an inspirational year.  

Gallery Reception
Green Door art gallery's 1st Birthday Party
Friday, July 11, 5 to 9pm
Many of the resident and guest artists will be there so come by for some wine and art-filled discussions. We will also have light appetizers and a large birthday cake. 

Here is a list of all of our artists and some of their works.

Green Door art gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 AM-5 PM, Closed Monday and Tuesday. 
  21 North Gore
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Saint Charles Riverfront ArtWalk: Sunday, 13 July 2014

Saint Charles Riverfront Arts (SCRA) announces the 9th Annual ArtWalk event, taking place Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13, 2014. The Annual ArtWalk event is a three day event that features juried artists, who will be housed indoors at the Foundry Art Centre, located at 520 North Main Center in Historic St. Charles, Missouri.

The ArtWalk event is “artist friendly” – there is no commission on the artists’ sales, and the art is exhibited indoors. Admission to the ArtWalk is FREE of charge!


Monday, June 30, 2014

Kemp Auto Museum: Sunday, 27 July 2014

"Precocious Metals"
Opening Reception July 27th 2pm-4pm

 Please join us as we unveil Michael Rubin's photographic rendition of vintage luxury marques. His unique perspective showcases the subtle nuances of these exquisite automobiles that even the most experienced automotive connoisseur might miss. The reception on July 27th will also feature complimentary guided tours by our on-staff docent along with light hors d'oeuvres, and wine available for purchase. Museum admission on the day of the reception will be reduced to $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Please email your RSVP to events@kempautomuseum.org. The exhibit will include 25 pieces and will continue to be displayed through September 7th at no additional cost to Museum guests.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Green Door Art Gallery: Friday, 11 July 2014

 Local Inspiration exhibit will be shown at the gallery through August 30 with a reception, Friday, July 11, from 5-9 pm.
Linda Weins encaustic paintings are nature, time, serenity and imagination. Rob Dreyers focus is on nature-inspired artwork, working predominantly in oil on canvas. His objective is to focus the viewer on the beautiful patterns in nature through personal encounters with wildlife. Dave Whited turned to watercolor to capture the birds from his long time hobby, photographing birds. He uses his own photos to give the birds he captured with his camera the feeling that he saw in the various species as he took the pictures.
Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore
in Old Webster Groves

The Dark Room: Thursday, 26 June 2014

Amongst The Transmissions, our third photography exhibit, opens this Thursday, June 26th and runs through August 27th. We will host a reception with curator David Johnson on opening night from 6-9pm, and we will also hold a neighborhood reception on July 4th in conjunction with First Fridays in Grand Center.

"Amongst The Transmissions" features five artists from across the country: Andrew James, St. Louis; Kent Krugh, Fairfield, Ohio; Christine Shank, Rochester, New York; Doug Ness, Missoula, Montana, Easton Selby, Conway, South Carolina.

Curated by David Johnson in conjunction with the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

Embodying the nexus of art and life in Grand Center, The Dark Room wine bar and photo gallery offers patrons an opportunity to experience fine art and fine wine under the same roof. Rotating monthly photography exhibits curated by the International Photography Hall of Fame, locally sourced menu items, and a progressive wine program curated with care by Bill Kniep of Pinnacle Imports will make The Dark Room the ideal place for friends to SIP, SEE & SHARE!

Monday closed, Tuesday-Wednesday 4pm-midnight, Thursday-Saturday 4pm-1am, Sunday 4pm-midnight.

615 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63013

Monday, June 23, 2014

Duet: Friday, 27 June 2014

The Point of ‘Différence’: Marta Pierobon (Brescia, Italy) and Brett Williams (St. Louis)
Curated by Rebecca Harris (London)

June 27 - August 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, June 27, 6pm-8pm

Gallery Talk: Saturday, June 28, 2pm

Only at this point have either Brett Williams or Marta Pierobon decided exactly what works they will present and how, for the culmination of a project that is set to continue beyond this exhibition. The thematic premise has become lost and then found in the wilderness of engagement, of moving in the other's physical working spaces. The show acts as an attempt to engage with what practice might be as well as approach forms of engagement as a method for testing the assumptions of reading around and interpretation of art.

Seeing this an opportunity to test their distinct practices based on the experience of working far away and then very much alongside one another in St. Louis, the decision of what is being presented – or in the case of Pierobon, made in the week running up to the show – has come out of conversations, studio visits, and the experience of recognizing and ignoring the disparities of experience as much as the issues of activating that thinking and working space, based on geographical location. This exhibition culminates after several months of scattered online conversations, emails, and instant messages: aspects of which one might recognize in each artist's work as presented and the way in which the show is curated in the space. While Williams presents examples of his practice that might be familiar to viewers here, one can find something unexpected by this pairing with Pierobon: the possibility for both artists' practices to evolve is therefore based on a form of non-participatory collaboration.

3526 Washington Avenue Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63103