Friday, May 18, 2018

the Gallery Within: Saturday, 29 May 2018

A Visual Dialog: The art of John Foster Dyess

Join Us for the Art Opening and Reception
Sun. May 20, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm

exploring themes of freedom, wonder, nature and more, accompanied by complimentary lyrics,
poetry, literature and scripture.

Gallery hours Tues-Fri 9 am-3 pm, Sun 9 am -noon

the Gallery Within
Webster Groves Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
1320 W. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63122

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Houska Gallery: Friday, 25 May 2018

Julie Malone: Chroma Glow
Opening Reception Friday, May 25, 5-9pm

Houska Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by artist Julie Malone, featuring all new paintings with an interactive twist.

As a colorist, her abstract landscapes push the boundaries of color theory, creating depth and movement that engage the viewer and allow for emotional connections.

Show runs through July 14th.

Houska Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 496-1377

Houska Gallery:: Saturday, 19 May 2018

Peter Manion: La Fragua to Vermont: Works on Paper
Closing Reception and Artist Talk
Saturday, May 19, 1- 4pm

Houska Gallery presents a closing reception and artist talk by exhibiting artist Peter Manion. Enjoy new works on paper that have been added for this event while hearing the artist’s impetus for this series.

La Fragua to Vermont: Works on Paper features work by Peter Manion created during his residencies in La Fragua, Belalcazar, Spain, and the Vermont Studio Center. Needing a “flip of the switch” creatively, these experiences provided the isolation Manion needed to reemerge with a new artistic purpose. It was in La Fragua that he started to experiment with his felt and plaster sculptures - allowing him to reexamine his practice as a whole and create a new pace and vocabulary from which to work.

“These works are, in a way, a spirited approach to cataloguing my artist journey; my realization of creative freedom - freedom from a system I had placed upon myself years before. I’ve found my artistic voice, and now is the time to shout it out from this place from which I was born.”

Houska Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 496-1377

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 8 June 2018

Opening Night Friday, June 8, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Open Gallery Saturday, June 9, 11:00 am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

Visiting Artist Talk Saturday, June 9, Baron Wolman from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
(Tickets Required, see link below)

Forever 27 is a photography exhibit and print sale that features icons of music and fine arts scene who we lost at the age of 27. Showing the photographs by Dean Chalkley (UK), Charles Peterson (Seattle), Mark Sink (Denver) and Rolling Stone's first Photo Editor/Photographer Baron Wolman.

Please join us for a lecture and Q&A with Barron Wolman on Saturday, June 9th at 1:00pm. Baron will speak about his life's work photographing some of the iconic musicians featured in Forever 27, along with many other music legends. This is a private event. Limited to 50 participants. Click Here for tickets to Baron's talk.

Bullivant Gallery
Grand Center for the Arts
3321 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May Gallery: Friday, 11 May 2011

11 May - 27 July 2018
Opening Reception Friday, 11 May, 5-7 pm

And in the Small Wall Gallery,
Josh Basco, Megan Griesenauer, Josh Tyler

We are presently under construction. The gallery may be accessed from the doors at the west end of the building, next to the Visual Art Studio and the Hunt Gallery.
Accessible entrances on Big Bend are marked by the construction crews.

Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm. May Gallery events are free and open to the public. Please join us!

The May Gallerysecond floor, west wing, Sverdrup Building8300 Big Bend BoulevardWebster Groves MO 63119

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 11 May 2018

Opening reception Friday, May 11 6-8 pm
Juror Carol Cunningham 
Gallery Talk 5:30 - 6:00 PM 

Far more than interest or mere enthusiasm, obsession speaks of one’s deeper nature.  This all-media exhibition asks artists to dig into true passion - when the significance of a subject becomes immersive. Obsession can take many forms.  Collections and intense repetition are common examples of how a single object made multiple is physical manifestation of an obsession.  No matter how the artist views their own, or others’ obsessions, this exhibition invited artists to display their own interpretation of this concept.

Foundry Art Centre
520 N Main Center

St Charles, MO 63301

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 11 May 2018

The M.A. exhibition is Patricia Clark: Bound and Determined opens Friday evening in Hunt Gallery 5:00-7:00 PM. 

Clark’s exhibition of paintings and video is very thoughtful, timely and even provocative.  She has had a recent solo show of paintings at Bruno David Gallery.  Like all DADAH events the opening reception is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

UrbArts: Friday, 4 May 2018

Vashon through a Lens
Vashon High School student photography at UrbArts
Opening Reception, 6:00–8:00 pm, Friday, May 4
The exhibition runs from May 4 through May 27, 2018.

Vashon through a Lens, at UrbArts, this Friday, May 4. As part of the ongoing partnership between CAM and Vashon, Tiffany Sutton taught portrait photography to the students throughout their third quarter of instruction, beginning in January 2018. The work on view is the culmination of the students’ third quarter of art education through CAM.

Participating Vashon artists are Paige Wallace, Lewis Dickens, Kamia Williams, Tiona Robinson, Ryan Standley, Jamal Walters, Ahlaya Chavers, Daja Williams, Aubrey Logan, and Jessika Leatherberry.

Since August, 2017, CAM’s Learning and Engagement Department has partnered with Vashon, teaching two sophomore classes introductory art courses through project-based curricula. Vashon fits within CAM’s one-mile-radius initiative, in which staff and local artists work in neighboring schools. Under the leadership of Miriam Ruiz, CAM School and Community Programs Manager, and in coordination with Vashon teacher Tim Jennings, Vashon students have already exhibited their work at the Museum. For the final quarter at Vashon, Lizzy Martinez will instruct the students in mural art. CAM and Vashon High School have agreed to continue their partnership in 2018–19.

2600 N. 14th St
St. Louis, MO  63106

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Webster Groves Public Library: Friday, 4 May 2018

Opening reception exhibit on Friday, May 4, 6 p.m
Paintings and photographs by Tricia Coyle.

Tricia has had work in several juried exhibits, and won awards for her abstract photography.  Of this exhibit, she says, ‘I’m intrigued by minimal photography and finding simplicity in the ordinary. The photographs exhibited are categorized by the abandoned, old, and color. The abstract acrylic paintings are my interpretations of the photographs.’

Webster Groves Public Library
301 E. Lockwood Ave.

Webster Groves, MO 63119

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 25 May 2018

Michael Eastman: Southern light - photographs from Buenos Aires
Ethan Meyer: Descending Into Matter
Opening Reception Friday, MAY 25TH 5-8 pm.

Michael Eastman has established himself as one of the world’s leading contemporary photographic artists. The self-taught photographer is most recognized for his explorations of architectural form and the textures of decay, producing large-scale photographs unified by their visual precision, monumentality, and painterly use of color. Most recently, Eastman traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to capture some of the city’s most iconic interiors; the result of ambitious and extravagant architectural projects to boast its wealth during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. “[His] photographs present a complex tableaux of Buenos Aires’ vibrant history, juxtaposing the splendor of a bygone golden age with present-day realities.”

Ethan Meyer’s work is an obsession with densely intricate patterns that map the inner landscapes of consciousness. As the viewer attempts to chart the patterns, the overall effect is of a space that is both rhythmic and organic. Using markings that are frenetic and spatially dense, Meyer is able to create a web of color that is both transient and hypnotic. Exploring these “landscapes” becomes a visionary and thought provoking experience that plays with surface and organic overtones.

Duane Reed Gallery
ST LOUIS, MO 63108

Monday, April 30, 2018

Reese Gallery: Friday, 4 May 2018

UNCHARTED: a solo exhibition by artist Julie Snidle

Opening reception: May 4th, 2018 | 6-9 pm

In the upcoming solo exhibition, "Uncharted," encaustic painter Julie Snidle explores new territory. Her atmospheric compositions suggest a landscapes of inner discovery. 

"When we tell the universe what we want, the universe answers back, often in surprising and unexpected ways. As we move from what is familiar to that which is unknown, the myriad of intangible possibilities surrounds us in our thoughts and in our dreams. Not knowing for certain where we will land or when, puts us in a zone that is both unsettling and exhilarating. My work speaks to that zone of uncertainty, that feeling of distance before connection. " ~ Julie Snidle

Snidle is a Core Support Instructor and representative for R&F Handmade Paints based in Kingston, NY. Her work can be found in galleries and collections across the U.S. Reese Gallery is honored to present Julie Snidle and her painterly journey in her solo exhibition, Unhcharted.
Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63118

Friday, April 27, 2018

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 27 April 2018

Annual BA Art Exhibition: Exoteric Space
Opening Reception: Friday, April 27, 2018, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Shannon Carroll, Kendra Cross, Jared Davis, James Eveland, Andrew Gurney, Fatima Komic, Taylor Leighton, Jennifer LeRouge, Alex McClellan, Christel Presley, Alexsei Schiltz, Jordan Struckman, Tori Whatley

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Contemporary Art Museum: Friday, 11 May 2018

Summer Exhibitions
Friday, May 11
Public Reception 7:00–9:00 pm

Join us for the opening of CAM’s summer exhibitions featuring the 2018 Great Rivers Biennial winners Addoley Dzegede, Sarah Paulsen, and Jacob Stanley; Amy Sherald; and Claudia Comte, as well as work by New Art in the Neighborhood and LEAP Middle School students in the Education Gallery.

Museum hours: Wed–Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm; Open until 8:00 pm Thu & Fri

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 4 May 2018

2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening & Building the Future Celebration

Friday, May 4
5:30–7p member preview
7–9p public reception

The Kemper Art Museum closes for construction of a major expansion on May 22. Join us for one last celebration before the building is transformed!

This opening reception features thesis projects by the eighteen students in the graduating class of the Sam Fox School's Graduate School of Art as well as special festivities in honor of this exciting time in the history of the Museum.

Free and open to the public. Valet parking is available on the south side of Steinberg Hall on Forsyth Boulevard ($5; free for members). View additional parking information here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 27 April 2018


April 27, 2018 6-9 pm

Join us for the opening reception of the second of two exhibitions of work by first-year MFA students. Featuring work by Sarah Adcock, Sara Ghazi, Hattie Hardt, Lara Head, Meenakshi Jha, Rachel Kalman, Kevin McCoy, and Hugo Patao.

Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Ave.
St. Louis

Steinberg Hall Gallery: Thursday, 26 April 2018


April 26, 2018 5:30-7:30 pm
Steinberg Hall Gallery

Please join us for a public reception to celebrate the completion and exhibition of books, posters, animatics, and websites representing the culminating body of work for communication design seniors.

Students devote the spring semester to the research, development, and production of the seminar projects, some of which will evolve into published texts, product/program concepts, motion or web applications, or continued platforms of investigation and research.

Designers: Olivia Alchek, Laura Ancona, Dana Berger, Ji Young Byun, Claire Cofelice, Kristen DeMondo, Katie Ehrlich, Nicole Fox, Alex Hammarskjold, Shelby Hawkins, Chantal Jahchan, Maggie Jia, Wade Johnson, Katie Jundt, Klara Kobylinski, Jessie Kurz, Ji Lee, Edward Lim, Devon Litteral, Maya Mashkovich, Kelly McGuffog, Irina Pavlova, Angela Pu, Amanda Reiter, Sabrina Roberts, Kevin Schneider, Jordan Sturner, Rose Suna, Julia Thummel, Emma Thompson, Stephenie Wang, and Audrey Western.

Illustrators: Estar An, Alicia Chen, Ceili Ecker, Nancy Fang, Calvary Fisher, Andrew Kay, Alice Lee, Young Lee, Molly Magnell, Ruby Rose, So A Ryu, Katie Segel, Kimball Slade, Taylor Tuteur, Alice Wang, Kaitlin Yang, Madison Yang, and Jenny Yun.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Macklind Appliance: Saturday, 28 April 2018

4/13 - 4/28/2018
Featuring the works of Peter Manion, Helena Parriott, Gary Passanise, Cory Sellers, & Thomas Sleet

Wednesday, April 25, 6 - 9 pm: Evening Viewing  - Stop by to see the exhibition, stick around for light refreshments and art making

Saturday, April 28, 11 am - 1 pm: 
Closing Reception with Artists’ Talk

Macklind Appliance presents quarterly group exhibitions, thematically co-curated by Jenna Bauer and Jessica Mannisi: 5 works by 5 artists in an intimate studio gallery setting, each addressing a single word or idea. Pop-up exhibitions throughout the year will round out the exhibition program.

Gallery Hours by Appointment
Macklind Appliance 
5832 Macklind Avenue
St Louis, MO  63109


Fontbonne Fine Arts Gallery: Friday, 18 May 2018

Media in the Mix: A Group Exhibit, featuring the work of eight local mixed-media artists, will open at Fontbonne University on May 18. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibit runs through June 15.

The show is curated by Timothy Wagner.

Timothy Wagner works with a wide variety of mediums and his work reflects natural surroundings, spirituality and familiarity.

Brian Anderson captures images in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic and digital, as well as journaling life through his sketchbooks.

Katie Chilman pairs vintage photography with found objects to tell a unique multidimensional story.
Nancy Rice Early is an abstract landscape artist and muralist.  As a cancer and me too survivor, her work speaks to those who seek joy through strength.

Nancy Exarhu explores through mixed media the relation between two and three dimensions, between ceramics and painting, creating mini environments, with colorful clay houses that have neither floor nor roof.
Suzy Farren is a fiber and mixed-media artist whose intuitive work draws upon memory.

Chris Mundwiller has a fetish for vocabulary and social nuance.

Melinda Wagner incorporates mixed media into her work.  Her influences are drawn from life experiences, travel, family and love.

The Fontbonne Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday-Thursday 9 – 4, Friday 9-6, and Saturday noon – 4. It is closed on Sunday.

Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery
6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 18 May 2018

Reception at Green Door art gallery will be Friday, May 18, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:30 pm
“Artist’s Visions of San Miguel De Allende, Mexico”
Featuring realistic acrylics by Kim Kienbusch Cliff, jewelry within a 2D painting by Allison L. Norfleet Bruenger, the winners of Confluence Art Gallery’s Floral and Botanical Art Exhibition, abstracts by Jerie Rhode and art work by 30 other artists. The artwork will be available from May 6 thru June 29, 2018.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Macklind Appliance: Friday, 13 April 2018

Our inaugural exhibition, Heavy, features the works of Peter Manion, Helena Parriott, Gary Passanise, Cory Sellers, and Thomas Sleet. The opening reception will be held Friday, April 13th, from 7-10pm.

Macklind Appliance presents quarterly group exhibitions, thematically co-curated by Jenna Bauer Jessica Mannisi: 5 works by 5 artists in an intimate studio gallery setting, each addressing a single word or idea. Pop-up exhibitions throughout the year will round out the exhibition program.

There will be a closing reception and artist talk on Saturday, April 28th from 11 am to 1 pm.  

Gallery hours by appointment.

Macklind Appliance
5832 Macklind Ave.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

World Chess Hall of Fame: thursday, 12 April 2018

2018 Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception
April 12, 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm

Join us at the opening reception for Painted Pieces: Art Chess from Purling London, The Staunton Standard: Evolution of the Modern Chess Set and The Sinquefield Effect: The Resurgence of American Chess.

Painted Pieces features traditional Staunton chess sets transformed by celebrated contemporary artists into one-of-a-kind, hand-painted works. Featured artists include American painter Sophie Matisse, British artists Tom Hackney and Caio Locke, and influential street artists Thierry Noir and Mr Doodle, among others. #PaintedPieces

The Staunton Standard includes a spectacular array of Staunton and Staunton-style chessmen, which were first introduced to the public in September of 1849 and are still the international standard for tournament play. The exhibit showcases early Staunton chessmen as well as sets owned by famous players and those created for historic tournaments. #StauntonStandard

The Sinquefield Effect celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Saint Louis Chess Club and the rapid resurgence of chess in the United States. The exhibition includes artifacts, photographs and video, and explores the impact of Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield’s instrumental role in Saint Louis’ growing chess culture. #SinquefieldEffect

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, beer, and wine are available.  Patrons can also experience and play chess in virtual reality!

This is a free event, but RVSP's are encouraged. Please email or call (314) 367-9243.

World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Philip Slein Gallery: thursday, 26 April 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 26th, 5-8 PM
Exhibition runs through May 26th, 2018  

From purely performative work based on ideas only, to performative work based on drawings which act as rehearsal; from premeditated work executed impulsively, to premeditated work rigidly executed--abstract artists distill art to its essence, and conduct themselves with complete freedom in this surprisingly expansive universe. 

The artists in this show--Sharon Brant, Amy Feldman, Richard Kalina, Russell Maltz. David Row, Robert Sagerman, Kate Shepherd, Robert Swain, John Zinsser--pursue, in the words of Richard Kalina, "an investigation into a grammar of abstraction that takes into account formal strategies, wide-ranging references, and the set of ideas that have swirled around modernist painting and the art that followed it."  For some of these artists, as for Kalina, the pursuit allows for improvisation within premeditated systems; for others, improvisation is the system.

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 13 April 2018

"Shadow Shapes" by Sandy Haynes
Sandy Haynes: "Plein Air & Bouquets"
Friday, April 13 from 6-9 pm

Sandy Haynes kicks off spring with "Plein Air & Bouquets"with an opening reception 4/13.
Our featured artist is Marilynne Bradley.  Marilynne is celebrating her 80th birthday -- and we celebrating Marilynne!

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

Friday, March 30, 2018

Artists First Gallery: Friday, 20 April 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

St. Louis Artists’ Guild: Friday, 13 April 2018

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is proud to announce Clearly Human III, an all-media group exhibition of artwork focused on the human figure. Award ceremony with Juror Mike Behle and the opening reception to follow, Friday, April 13 at 6 pm. Clearly Human provides a comprehensive look at the many ways of representing the human figure, from traditional to contemporary, realistic to fanciful, beautiful to unsettling.

Also opening in the Curated Gallery are two solo shows, Sole Van Emden "Interior Moments," and Shanlin Ye "Reflections." 

Van Emden's recent series of paintings focus on interior scenes that explore ideas about space. Shanlin explores the mysteries of the human face. These works are not about seeking realism or perfection, but rather their opposite: the rough, imperfect, broken and abnormal.

Gallery Hours : Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 North Jackson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105

Friday, March 23, 2018

Parish Gallery: Friday, 6 April 2018

What We Remember, What We Forget
A Group Fiber Exhibit

Gina Alvarez, Suzy Farren, Carlene Fullerton, Eden Harris, Kelly Larson, Lyn Magee, Nadine Potter

Opening Reception Friday, April 6 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more than three years, we’ve met as a group twice a month – on Mondays – to talk about art and life. Loosely formed as a way to critique one another’s art, expand our knowledge of contemporary art, and broaden our art vocabulary, Monday Dialogs has deepened our collective understanding of why we--and others--create. Fueled by wine, our Monday dialogs are often animated, frequently funny, always interesting. Our discussions inform the artwork each of us creates. Though our styles, processes and materials vary, memory is a key component for each of us in the creative process. 

Parish Gallery
Trinity Church in the CWE
600 N. Euclid at Washington, 63108

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bonsack Gallery: Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Bishop Jordan (AME Baptist Church), T.O. Jones (Head of Sanitation Workers) and Walker Reuther
(United Auto Workers) line up to lead protest march after death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memphis, TN. April 8, 1968. Ernest C. Withers; silver gelatin print;

MLK50: Bearing Witness

An evening to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s death, John Burroughs School will host a
program on Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement at 6 pm, Wednesday, April 4, in Haertter Performing Arts Center.

The opening reception for a companion exhibit, “Bearing Witness: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement” will follow in the Bonsack Gallery.

The exhibit, “Bearing Witness: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement by Ernest C. Withers,” in the school’s Bonsack Gallery will feature compelling black-and-white photographs taken between 1961 and 1968. The exhibit will run through May 16, 2018.

Withers was the only photographer who covered the entire trial of those charged with killing Emmett Till, a black teenager wrongly accused of whistling at a white woman, and Withers’ self-published photo pamphlet of the murder and trial helped spur the movement for equal rights. Over the course of his career, Withers accumulated a collection of an estimated 1.8 million photographs. His work appeared in publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, Jet, Ebony, Newsweek, Life, and Time; was collected in four books; and has been featured in touring exhibits and shows around the world. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., currently displays more than 30 of his images.

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

The Bonsack Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO, 63124

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 23 March 2018

Join us at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018, in the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery to for the opening reception of "Willie and Pat Do a Slow Dance".

Katherine Simóne Reynolds is in her feelings, and will probably remain sitting there. At the moment she is creating conceptual portrait and architectural photography. Movement comes second nature and is thoroughly integrated into her practice. Her recent work is made to be literal, authentic, and emotional. For the future She will be working on expanding her practice into more sculptural and performance works surrounded Black Glamour and Beauty.

Exhibition Hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm All Cecille R. Hunt Gallery events are free and open to the public. 

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery of Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd

St. Louis, MO 63119.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 6 April 2018

April 6th - May 12th
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6th from 5 to 8 pm

Irina Zaytceva was born in Moscow, Russia in 1957. As a child, she loved to draw and sculpt and eventually decided to make it her vocation. Having illustrated a number of children books, she found porcelain by chance. A friend had given her a piece of clay, which prompted her to experiment with the new media and fall in love with it. Porcelain offers Irina a way to combine sculpting and drawing. Fine porcelain grain and whiteness of material is a perfect canvas for her drawings, and with the ability to bend her “canvas,” she can add sculptural elements to the picture. Someone called this hybrid media narrative sculpture, a term Irina thinks aptly describes her work. Never formally trained in ceramics, Irina had to invent ways to handle it. Unlike many of her colleagues who paint with oil based colors, she uses water based colors and has developed her own techniques in this media. She does not use casting but hand rolls her vases, cups, and, sculptures. With every piece porcelain yields its secrets to her.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 6 April 2018

landscape EXHIBITION
April 6th - May 12th
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6th from 5 to 8 pm

Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, is pleased to present a group exhibition of landscape painters whom all share a focus on the spirituality and stillness of the natural world. Each artist successfully portrays his own personal connection to nature and the sceneries presented even as they each utilize different techniques

MILES BAIR - Although the influence of Japanese artistic tradition is evident in Bair’s work, the Northern Wisconsin landscape informs his work most intimately. The brush handling technique he uses is not pointillism but is instead the deliberate and considerate placement of the thousands of dots that compose his visions, which provide rich contrast to the black under-painting and the ethereal, shimmering metallic leaf.

AHZAD BOGOSIAN - Channeling the Midwest and Western landscapes as sources for his mood-rich paintings, Bogosian has developed an extensive and breathtaking body of work. According to Bogosian, “Using memory sketches and photographs, I paint… to explore scale, brushwork, and my emotional response to these images. I see timelessness in the work. A sense of tranquility and serenity in this digital era.”

JEFFREY VAUGHN - In Vaughn’s work, there is an overall emphasis of shape and pattern based on the natural growth found in trees, branches, and plants, while emphasizing quality of light. “I like to work with a heightened color palette, yet still remain faithful to the natural world… Through these more abstract concerns of light, color, and composition, I hope that these paintings allude to an experience of the order and quiet beauty of nature.”

Duane Reed Gallery
ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Houska Gallery: Friday, 6 April 2018

Peter Manion
From La Fragua to Vermont: Works on Paper

Opening reception Friday April 6, 5-8 pm
The exhibit is on view April 6 – May 24, 2018

Before starting his residencies at La Fragua, Belalcazar, Spain and the Vermont Studio Center, Peter was working within a self-created box with specific boundaries of what his art could be and what it could do for him and the world as a whole. Peter felt that there was more he could be doing artistically, but it was just out of grasp.

Feeling undefined as an artist and needing a “flip of the switch” creatively, Peter knew getting away from the comfort of familiar surroundings and supportive friends and family was essential. These residencies proved to be an isolating time, leading to an emotional breakdown which allowed him to reemerge with a new artistic aim and purpose.

Though Spain and Vermont are very different geographically and culturally, Peters experiences in these places were very similar in what they provided -La Fragua opened his eyes to a new perspective in his work, while Vermont gave him validation in this new direction. It was in La Fragua that Peter started to experiment with his sculptures, leading to a major breakthrough and better understanding of his 2D work. These sculptures allowed him to reexamine his practice as a whole, creating a new pace and vocabulary from which to work.

These works on paper are, in a way, a spirited approach to cataloguing this artist journey; the realization of creative freedom - freedom from a system he had placed upon himself years before.

Houska Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108

Friday, March 09, 2018

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 13 April 2018

LAURA BEARD Acoustic Shadow

April 13 – June 1, 2018
Opening Reception & Meet the Artists: Friday, April 13, 2018, from 5 to 8 pm

Painter James Austin Murray presents a new series of black paintings where viewers can find wonders.  Carmon Colangelo presents two new series of monotypes created at the Flying Horse Editions in Orlando. t Bunny Burson presents an exhibition of new prints, sculptures, and a video work on politically and poetically engaging the viewers. Laura Beard’s new paintings in this exhibition are inspired by the acoustic shadow phenomenon that was first documented during the Civil War.

James Austin Murray presents an exhibition of new abstract black paintings titled “Distant Stars.” Murray’s black paintings, created with ivory black oil paint, are little like searching in a dark room with a flashlight that only brightens the few inches in front of it. Feeling our way along the walls, trying to identify the furniture and layout of the place we found ourselves in. The paintings look like a landscape you could walk right into. It’s a visual place that is both disconcerting and overpoweringly seductive. As a NYC firefighter during the 9/11 attack in New York City, Murray paints because it is how he justify his life following this atrocious day. Nothing else seems to hold up. He loves paint – love the smell of oil paint and the warm buttery consistency it has while it’s being pushed along by the brush. His current work is both about the paint and the light that reflects on and in it. If you spend time with one of his paintings you might find yourself thinking about the light in the room, with you and that painting. Murray says, “Sometimes the dark is where you find the best surprises.”

Carmon Colangelo presents a series of new monotype prints exhibition titled “Happy Planet.” Happy Planet is composed of two new series of prints, Colorful World and Happy Plans combining watercolor monotype and woodcut relief processes. These recent prints are a playful and somewhat saccharin response to the current state of political affairs; a form of escapism from the sadness of the everyday news cycle. The prints are unique synthesis of ideas generated from contemporary discourses and precedents in modern art and architecture from Alexander Calder’s Circus to Cedric Price’s Fun Palace. The Happy Plan series is composed of laser cut wood plates that operate like architectural sections while the Colorful World prints are multilayered with deep embossments having a marshmallow like effect. Expanding on Colangelo’s daily practice of drawing, the works are derived from chance operations, maps, found materials and printing from discarded laser cut wood plates from architectural models; the result is a generative series of colorful and works where meaning is adaptable to shifting cultural and social conditions.
Carmon Colangelo is a pioneering printmaker whose work combines surrealism and abstraction with the exploration of art history, science, and technology. An enduring feature of Colangelo's work is the unraveling of free-floating symbols and texts in an aggressive exploitation of various print media. He challenges conventional readings, producing disorienting spatial topologies and striking visual poetics.

Bunny Burson presents an exhibition entitled “Rise” of unique cast paper pieces, made with cotton pulp from a matrix of shattered glass, sculpture and, video work. Using diverse media, Bunny Burson continues to address the consequences of elections. Her video and the snow globes, And Still I Rise 2017, were inspired by her installation in the Bruno David Gallery’s Window on Forsyth last spring (2017). They contain the confetti, which never fell from the Javits Center ceiling on election night, November 8, 2016. They motivate us to act, to vote, to resist. The cast cotton artworks (It Will Happen, Momentum, and Rise) reference the glass ceiling, and the need to continue to empower young people to pursue their goals. Through her artwork, Burson speaks politically and poetically to engage the viewer and to stimulate dialogue about the important issues we face.

Laura Beard presents an exhibition titled “Acoustic Shadow” of recent paintings. The new paintings in this exhibition is inspired by the acoustic shadow phenomenon that occurred during the Civil War. Where sound goes to die, acoustic shadows are areas where sounds, from a certain direction and on a given day, will not penetrate; these acoustic phenomena occur either because the sound waves are absorbed, refracted or simply blown in a different direction. Relatively unnoticed in our modern, wired world, acoustic shadow played a significant role in some of the most famous battles of the American Civil War. Her research is nonobjective paintings, so she is not doing an illustration of acoustic shadows. She is creating visual images that are inspired by descriptions and the concept regarding sound. Beard says, “It is fascinating and challenging to conceptualize sound in the silent language of visual form.”

Public Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105

Thursday, March 08, 2018

May Gallery: Friday, 9 March 2018

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Peter Glendinning: My Paris

2 - 31 March 2018

with a talk by Mr. Glendinning on 9 March, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Opening reception Friday, 9 March, 5-7 pm

This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Center Francophone at Webster University.

and in the Small Wall Gallery,
Jordan Palmer: On the Street Where We Live
a collaboration with AmeriCorps St. Louis

We are presently under construction. The gallery may be accessed from the doors at the west end of the building, next to the Visual Art Studio and the Hunt Gallery. Accessible entrances on Big Bend are marked by the construction crews.

The May Gallery is located on the second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building at 8300 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves MO 63119. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm. May Gallery events are free and open to the public. Please join us!
We welcome your comments. Send us e-mail, or contact us by telephone at 1-314-246-7673.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 16 March 2018

Anu Vedagiri
Artists Reception
Gallery reception Friday, March 16th, 5 to 8pm.
Everyone is invited to our party. Bring your friends and family to this fun, friendly and free event.

Guest Artists: Anu Vedagiri, Pastels; Den Smith, Mixed Media; Marilyn Callahan, Pastels; Michelle Wells, Jewelry

This is our 3rd annual Taste of Wine Country reception where we showcase some of the artwork from the Augusta MO plein air event every April.

Green Door art gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am-5 pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Green Door art gallery
21 North Gore
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Monday, March 05, 2018

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 9 March 2018

"Brilliant Color" is Framations Art Gallery's new exhibit focusing on the impact of color in imagery.
March 9 - April 19, 2018
Opening Reception for the exhibit on March 9 from 6-8pm.

Works will be available for sale in a variety of media, styles and price range, to please all lovers of art. The public is also invited to participate in the People's Choice Award.

The Juror for this exhibit is Terri Shay.

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing: Friday, 9 March 2018

Friday, March 9 from 6 to 9 pm
Opening Reception for Allen Kriegshauser's "Whirling Dervishes"
Wine & cheese & conversation from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

7884 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO  63119

Monday, February 26, 2018

Saint Louis University Museum of Art: Friday, 2 March 2018

Always at the Frontier, an exhibition celebrating Saint Louis University's Bicentennial. The exhibition reflects on the 200 years of history that has made SLU the dynamic institution it is today.
Opening Reception March 2, 2018, 5-8 pm
The exhibition will be on display March 2 through December 30, 2018

6 p.m. Remarks from Dr. Fred P. Pestello, university president, and Dolores Byrnes, author of "Always at the Frontier", the companion book commemorating the bicentennial of Saint Louis University.

The book "Always at the Frontier" will be available for purchase at the opening reception.

Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Parking for the opening reception will be available at the lot, located at the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and Spring Avenue.

Saint Louis University Museum of Art

Art St. Louis: Friday, 2 March 2018

Please join us for our new exhibit, "Varsity Art XXII," opening soon at Art Saint Louis: March 2-29, 2018. The show opens with a free reception open to the public on Friday, March 2, 6-8 p.m.
"Varsity Art XXII" is a multi-media exhibit that will feature 42 artworks in a variety of media including ceramics, digital media, drawing, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, video, and more.

Eastern Illinois UniversityChad Hayward, Alicia PostFontbonne UniversityLauren Arens, Dan A. WineGreenville University:Kyle Anderson, Hannah ParkersonJefferson CollegeRyan Byington, Christina MillerLewis & Clark Community CollegeJeanne Meyer, Nathan PaivaLindenwood UniversityShelly HoernerKari OstertagMaryville UniversityThomas E. Henry III, Christina C. IsaiahMcKendree UniversityBrian Lyman, Benjamin RichterSt. Charles Community CollegeCole Gray, Shelby SchneiderSt. Louis Community College Florissant ValleyAlexander Hollingsworth, Mark RomanSt. Louis Community College Forest ParkMicah CaldwellMichelle ShurtleffSt. Louis Community College MeramecLacey Call, Megan Heying:St. Louis Community College WildwoodHeather Dobrinic, Tracey SnyderSaint Louis UniversityKimberly Mayden, Valencia MillerSouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleKayla Bersztaitis, Katie DonovanSouthwestern Illinois CollegeShannon Corgan, Kirsten KimbrellUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaNessi Alexander-BarnesCaleb Vincent McMurryUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisCaleb Gebel, Melissa PorterWashington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual ArtsZoe GriezeAndrew McIlvaineWebster UniversityMary Jane Havey, Emma Teson
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sundays & major holidays.
Art Saint Louis
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103