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

Friday, June 20, 2014

Kirkwood Public Library: Friday, 20 June 2014

Illustrator Julie Hammond

Opening reception 5:30-6:30 pm

On display through 31 July.

140 E. Jefferson Ave.
Kirkwood MO

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Saint Louis Artists Guild: Friday, 13 June 2014

Saint Louis Artist Guild Summer Regional Exhibition
The opening reception is Friday, June 13th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  The Saint Louis Artists Guild's Summer Regional Exhibition is an all-media, all-styles, all-content juried exhibition of artwork created by artists residing in Missouri and Illinois.  It runs June 13 to August 10

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 11 June 2014

Next reception is Friday, July 11, 5 to 9pm.

Gallery Artists: Marilynne Bradley, Julie Dubrouillet, Marie Donato, Ron Emig, Arnie Heuvelman,
Anne Ibur, Karen Kelley, Kyle Lucks, Garry McMichael, Vic Mastis, Greg Matchick, Kaeko Miahata, Susan Reis, Jerie Rhodem, Susan Rogers, Janice Scherer, Janet Scherrer, Steve Scherrer, Pat Sheppard, Linda Smith, Annie Smith Piffel, Diane Tessman, Michele Wells, D.A. Williams, Joyce Yarbrough, 

Guest Artists: Cheryl Dorris, Photography; Julie Wiegand, Oil Painting;  Del Dace, Painting;Allison L. Norfleet Bruenger, Jewelry; Nancy Koehler, Jewelry.

Old Webster - A Summer Night Street Dance
Saturday, June 21, 5 to 10pm.

On June 21 Webster Groves will close North Gore and host a great party. We are planning some special events for the day of the street dance. Come by and take advantage of our "Make & Take" table. We will have all the makings for you to design and make your own greeting cards. Free and fun for the whole family. 

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

Monday, June 09, 2014

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum: Thursday, 19 June 2014


June 19 / September 28
Opening Reception / Thursday, June 19 / 6-9p

From people watching to storytelling, Portrait/Process appeals to the voyeur in all of us while exploring the various genres of photographic portraits. The exhibition examines approaches in contemporary photography, and provides a historical perspective on the portrait from the daguerreotype to the smartphone.

The exhibition is divided into sections exploring the various portrait forms such as the environmental portrait, the self portrait, the vernacular portrait and the historical portrait. The photographs illustrate how various processes facilitate the intent, concept and expression of the artist.

In addition to works by Contemporary American artists, the exhibition includes iconic images from St. Louis collections, the International Photography Hall of Fame collection, as well as an amazing selection of daguerreotypes from a local collector.

Click here for more information about this exhibition.

Photographers featured in photograph: Brian Riley / Heather Bennett / John Foster / Mikael Kennedy / Ellen Jantzen / Eric Shultis / Patti Gabriel / Michelle Rogers Pritzl / Oscar Rejlander / Emily Stremming / Michael Dvorak / Mark Katzman

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
3415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 535-1999

Framations Custom Framing and Art Gallery: Friday, 13 June 2013

"Worth Repeating"
Opening reception on June 13 from 6-8pm. The exhibit will continue through July 17. 

"Worth Repeating" focuses on the overall element of repetition. In this case, artists could enter work that included the idea of repetition, be it color, pattern, texture, form, etc. This type of theme leaves the creative process open for the artist to explore and define their own terms on what they think of that is "Worth Repeating".

Gallery Two features the work of two artists. Kathleen Barnes and Jane McDowell will display a more than two dozen paintings each, each in their own medium. Barnes, working almost entirely in oil, delights in bold color. Her paintings focus in on traditional florals and still lifes. McDowell's work in soft pastels, brings to life scenes from travels to Maui as well as from the Midwest. together, they have created an exhibit entitled "Duets: harmony in Color". This exhibit will also open on June 13 and continue through July 17.

Framations Custom Framing and Art Gallery218 North Main Street

St. Charles, MO

Friday, June 06, 2014

Art & Air: Firday-Sunday, 6-8 June 2014

Friday, June 6, 
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, June 7, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 8, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Art&Air, a one-of-a-kind fine arts fair, is set amongst the beautiful park setting of Eden Theological Seminary, in the heart of historic Webster Groves, Missouri. It is conveniently located near Downtown St.Louis and Clayton. Art&Air, continually noted as a favorite fair among artists, because of unmatched hospitality and amenities, showcases many varieties of art, while offering delectable food, top-notch musical performances, and unique creative activities for the whole family.
Click on the link for a copy of our 2014 Art&Air Map.

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 7 June 2014

Fashion designer Michael Drummond
“Selfie STL, Opening reception 7-10 p.m., Saturday, June 7
Exhibit on view through July 1

The exhibit includes local artists, photographers, educators, journalists and politicians. Most were taken with a cell phone, in a mirror or with an outstretched arm. The rules contain no restrictions as to “nudity” or “good taste.”

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee St.
St. Louis MO 63118

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 14 June 2014

Free reception for "Honor Awards 2014" exhibition
Saturday evening, June 14, 2014, 6-8 p.m.

JUNE 14-JULY 10, 2014

Art Saint Louis proudly presents Honor Awards 2014 a new multi-media art exhibition opening soon: June 14 and running through July 10, 2014, in the Art Saint Louis Gallery at 1223 Pine Street in the historic Park Pacific building in downtown St. Louis.

Honor Awards 2014 is an all media curated exhibit featuring works by 10 of seventeen artists who received Awards of Excellence in our juried exhibits during 2013 as curated by Kathryn Adamchick. This exhibit features 45 recent artworks in ceramics, mixed media, paintings, photography, and textiles.

Serving as Curator for this exhibition was Kathryn Adamchick, an independent Program Consultant currently working with the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Citygarden/Gateway Foundation and Oasis St. Louis.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Robert Boettcher, St. Louis; John Cooper, St. Louis; Adrian Cox, St. Louis; Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Jane Johnson Hoeltzel, St. Louis; Peter Manion III, St. Louis; Mark Pease, Carbondale, IL; Thomas Matthew Pierson, O'Fallon, MO; Nick Schleicher, St. Louis; Sun Smith-Fôret, Elsah, IL.

HOURS: Monday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.,,  Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays, Closed July 4-5 for holiday weekend.
Art Saint Louis Gallery
& Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café
at the Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Tavern of Fine Arts: Friday, 6 June 2014

Tavern of Fine Arts
Summer Art Show
Emily Peters & Theodore Wood
June-August 2014
Opening: Friday, June 6, 5:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Complimentary appetizer buffet 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Emily Peters' interest in the duality of ceramic and textiles and craft and art has lead her to see each side from many angles from working at Ceramic Art Centers to working at one of the last weaving mills in Philadelphia where she wove upholstery foe classic cars and felt for civil war re-enactors.ls

Tavern of Fine Arts
313 Belt Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63112
314 367 7549

Duet: Friday, 6 June 2014

Return to Sender
Summer Fundraiser

Friday, June 6, 6pm-8pm

34 artists contributed over 60 pieces and we're absolutely delighted.  The opening for 'Return to Sender' will be tomorrow night, June 6 from 6-8pm during First Fridays in Grand Center.

All 5" x 7" works will be sold for $25 each. The sale of works by local, national and international artists will provide operating support for the gallery.

3526 Washington Ave #300
St Louis, MO, 63103

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 27 June 2014

June 27 – August 23, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, June 27th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm
JILL DOWNEN: Cornerstone (New Media Room)

Michael Jantzen is an internationally known artist whose work has been featured in hundreds of articles, books, magazines, and newspapers from around the world. His work attempts to merge art, architecture, technology, and sustainable design. He has not been educated as an architect but rather as an artist, using architecture as an art form. By incorporating his surroundings, he assimilates his pieces simultaneously to fit within the environment and likewise the environment to accommodate his pieces. Much of his work, in one way or another, explores new ways of thinking about the built environment. The gallery will be showing his latest sculpture from his “M-velope” Series. The sculpture is 12 feet high by 12 feet wide and 20 feet long, it will be at the center of the main gallery space.

Michael Jantzen has always approached his art and design as an inventor, rather than a stylist. By creating architectural art, he is reinventing the built environment so that it can continually be altered to meet the changing needs and desires of its occupants. At times, he attempts to invent systems and components that can be assembled and reassembled in various ways, thus creating form from symbolic references, which relate directly to the specific site and/or function of the project. As a result, another aesthetic component evolves that is unexpected yet equally relevant. In his recent works, he has developed an architectural art structure that holds both functionality and aesthetic beauty. His latest sculpture titled M-velope is one in a series of functional art structures designed to be special places in which to escape from the normal reality of a predictable conventional space. Those who encounter the M-velope will be inspired to think more creatively about their own passions in life. The M-velope series aesthetics are based on the world famous M-house, also designed by Michael Jantzen, which was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The finale shape of the M-velopes are generated from much simpler forms, which are further subdivided into various segments, and hinged in and out to create a “final” form. Reinventing the world’s external spaces and sharing this vision with others to create a better place for all humanity is one of Michael’s goals for his works.

In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a video work “Cornerstone” by Jill Downen.
Downen, known for her white on white wall installations of abstracted bodily forms emerging from architecture, continues to draw on the idea that the human body shares an interdependent relationship to buildings. The three-minute video, created in 2008, zooms in on a stack of real bricks on the artist’s own body. The simple act of breathing, under the weight of building materials, captures a moment of time that is humorous, visceral, and vulnerable. The subtle and rhythmic sensibility Downen brings to video poses metaphoric possibilities about gravity, support and the protection of human fragility within the frame of architecture. While Downen’s art is rooted in site-responsive installation, “Cornerstone” is a video project characteristic of her interdisciplinary approach to uncover new aspects of established boundaries. Downen’s art is a focused investigation of the symbiotic relationship between the human body and architecture expressed in temporal installations, drawings, and models. Her art envisions a place of interdependent relation between the human body and architecture, where the exchanging forces and tensions of construction, deterioration, and restoration emerge as thematic possibilities.

Hours: Wed-Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Monday, June 02, 2014

Craft Alliance in the Loop: Friday, 27 June 2014

Works from the Studios: June 27 – August 10, 2014 / Opening Reception: Friday, June 27, 5:000-8:00pm
CRAFT ON TAP: Friday, June 27, 6:00-11:00pm

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is pleased to announce the opening reception of its biennial exhibition Works from the Studios on Friday, June 27th from 5:00-8:00pm in its Delmar Loop Gallery. This exhibition features art from the students and artists who continue to explore arts education; it is these artists who bring energy and excitement to the Craft Alliance education centers every season. These education centers offer adults and children classes taught by professional artists in clay, glass, metal, fiber, wood, 2D, and 3D graphics classes. Entry-level, intermediate, and advanced classes and workshops are offered throughout the year, providing a welcoming environment for creation of and education about contemporary craft in the St. Louis region.  A community exists in our studios where emerging and advanced craft artists gain knowledge and skills to further their creativity. This biennial juried exhibition represents the quality work created by artists who have been inspired in the studios of Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design.

This year's exhibition has been juried by John Baltrushunas, Director of the Studio Art Program, Director of the Morton J. May Foundation Gallery, and Associate Professor of Art at Maryville University. Prizes will be distributed during an awards ceremony at 6:30pm during the opening reception.

To add to the excitement of this popular exhibition, Craft Alliance hosts CRAFT ON TAP, its 50th birthday bash. This free, outdoor event will welcome the St. Louis community to celebrate the 50 year history of Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design. In addition to the opening reception in the Delmar Loop gallery, the parking lot behind the building will host artist demonstrations in ceramics, glass, and metal, as well as the installation of an interactive mural co-presented by the STL Mural Project. Local food trucks will be on site and free beer and coffee will be provided by Urban Chestnut Brewing Company and Meshuggah Cafe.

Featured artists included in Works from the Studios (in alphabetical order): Beth Anglin, Jeanine Arrighi, Karla Backhoff, David J. Bartels, Patricia Benignetti Taylor, Katie Bensky, Betsy Hill, Lorry Blath, Carrie Bradfield, Jennifer Bradford, Omar Butts, Clarissa Cagnato, Cathy Carney, Steven Cortopassi, Cindy Easterling, Jamie Everding, David Fisk, Lee Fox, Greg Frankhouser, Diane Friedman, Maria D. Gainey, Sunita Garg, Catherine Geyer, Helene Gottesmann, Candy Grisham, Courtney Henson Brienen, Sarah Bebe Heyman, Lisa Hinrichs, Cortez Hodges, Sandy Kaplan, Marie Keaney, Kim L. Kirn, Susan Knecht, Robert Kokenyesi, Camilla Kotrba, Michael Krevenas, Nancy Kurten, Teresa Kurtz, Cynthia Lamboley, Stefanie L. London, Lyn Magee, Debbie Mansir, Jennifer Marquardt, Meghan McGlynn, Mary Lu McManus,  Jean McMullen, Nina Miller, Austin Miller, Paul E.Milligan, Karen Mohan, Dganit Moreno, Julie Moschenross, Sharon Nelson, Tatyana Peace Vaughn, Joel Price, Barbara Rand, Tim Rand, Antonella Rastelli and Mattia Corbetta-Rastelli, Sarah Reid, Ruth Rochester, Hannah Rodgers, Selina Rovinsky, Harriet A. Russell, Beatrice Sansocie, Nancy Sauer, Annie Scheumbauer, Zoe Shepard, Betty Shew, Julie Simon, Jim Sokolik, Elise Tegtmeyer, Ann Ohotto Thompson, Elaine Unell, Robin Utz, Mark Voegtle, Jill Walter, Eric Weis, Amanda Wersching, Miriam Wiegand, Chris Young

Opening concurrently with Works from the Studios in the Charak Gallery- David Charak and Steve Novik: Selected Works. David Charak and Steve Novik have been working with the Craft Alliance wood program since its inception and helped establish the Woodturning studio in our Grand Center education center. Through their time at Craft Alliance, they have created an amazing body of work that we are honored to exhibit.

GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 5pm / Friday ay – Saturday 10am – 6pm / Sunday 11am – 5pm

Craft Alliance in the Delmar Loop
6640 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Duane Reed Gallery: Saturday, 21 June 2014

POP-UP SHOW with KEVIN SNIPES Featuring 25 New Works

Duane Reed Gallery will present an impromptu exhibit with a large body of new functional ceramic artwork by Kevin Snipes. A reception and discussion with the artist will take place Saturday afternoon, June 21st from 2 – 5pm.

Kevin Snipes’ artwork is a combination of atypical pottery forms and quirky figurative drawings. His pieces are influenced by an array of traditional and nontraditional art forms, including street art, architecture, contemporary painting, the avid love of art history and even children’s drawings. His work has an underlying sophistication which is based in existentialist thought, creating a body of work that is both culturally transending and personally identifiable.

The work will be on view through July 26th. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Friday, May 30, 2014

Gallery at RAC: Friday, 13 June 2014

The Regional Arts Commission presents Squared Off, the painting and mixed media work of thirteen local women.  The artists are printmakers, photographers, painters and collagists who have each accepted the challenge of translating a square canvas into her own artistic vision.  With the intention to expose visitors to this art making format, curator Kay Wood states “The diversity of the show will surprise the viewer.”

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

Opening reception on Friday, June 13, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Celebrate Again the gallery talk which will take the form of an art sale. Local female artists will provide one hundred more square canvases of work for display and purchase. Thursday, July 10th,  5:30 – 7:30pm.

Exhibition Dates: June 13 – July 11, 2014

Gallery Hours Monday-Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday noon - 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 parki

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 30 May 2014

        SPECIAL EVENT FRIDAY MAY 30, 2014 FROM 6 - 9 PM.

 The "Blooming Artists Program," conceived and managed by artist/teacher Marilyn Callahan, features a wonderful selection of original art produced by selected students from the Lindbergh schools, from elementary through high school levels, who have shown budding talent and exceptional vision for their art.  

 Each Student Artist has been paired with a Master Artist who is a practicing professional.  The student and the master consulted on a theme or subject, and each produced a piece of art interpreting their realization of the theme separately.  The exhibition joins the final products of the student and master side by side.  

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

Friday, May 23, 2014

ARCH Framing & Design: Friday, 30 May 2014

Please join Showroom Director Colin M. Shaw and the rest of the ARCH Framing & Design staff for the premiere of St. Louis artist Carol Carter's new BUBBLES Show, May 30th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM in the ARCH Showroom, 7844 Manchester Road. Over 50 of the artist's newest watercolors will be shown, available at a special event price- first come, first served! Light refreshments will be served.

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 7 June 2014

Join us for an evening of contemporary art and wine tasting on Saturday, June the 7th from 6 PM until 9 PM. We will be featuring new works by abstract painter Robert Treece. Robert uses paintings to bypass the limitations and delusions of the conscious experience. The images and dreamscapes he paints are manifestations of his unconscious, undifferentiated energy he is fascinated with. The Robert Treece Solo exhibit will be on display through Saturday, July the 19th.

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

The Luminary: Friday, 23 May 2014

First Exhibitions Open Friday: Jesse Hlebo and Jenny Holzer

This Friday evening, we will open our first exhibitions in the new space with Jesse Hlebo's solo exhibition, Punitive Embers, along with a Jenny Holzer edition, MONEY CREATES TASTE in the entry gallery.

The exhibitions open on Friday May 23rd from 7pm-10pm and will remain on view Wednesday through Saturday from 12pm-6pm each week through June 20th.

For more information on our upcoming exhibitions, visit our website.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center: Friday, 13 June 2014

The 2014 Artists-in-Residence Exhibition
View the finished work that resulted from the in-depth artistic investigations made during their time at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

June 13 – August 24, 2014 / Opening Reception: Friday, June 13, 6 – 9pm

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday 11am – 6“ 6pm / Saturday 10am – 5pm / Sunday 12 – 5pm

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design (Craft Alliance) is pleased to announce the opening reception of the 2014 Artists-in-Residence Exhibition on Friday, June 13th. Every year, several artists specializing in clay, metals, and fiber further their artistic practices in Craft Alliance's Grand Center studios. This year's residents were Hunter Creel (metals), Ed Carroll and Vita Geluniene (community activism/fiber), Jenna Jacobs (fiber), Barbara Knuth (metals), Ruth Ann Reese (clay), and Evan Wagman (clay).

Each artist brought his/her own unique vision to Craft, and the work being displayed reflects the breadth of artistic approaches in the use of craft media. From Hunter Creel's playful, colorful cartoon-inspired metal sculptures to Ruth Reese's surreal ceramics evoking mythological creatures, Ed Carroll and Vita Geluniene's community activism, and Evan Wagman's intimately-scaled, detailed ceramic sculptures, this exhibition will present a dynamic picture of what artists are doing in the field of contemporary craft.

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design in the Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 6 Jne 2014


Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 30 May 2014

Grafica Fine Art presents
Opera Visions: Watercolors by Marilynne Bradley
inspired by the 2014 season at Opera Theatre St. Louis

Opening reception Friday, May 30, 2014
 6-9 pm wine & cheese served

Opera Theatre St. Louis has welcomed local artist, Marilynne Bradley, to interpret the 2014 season's shows in watercolor.  She has also painted the lovely gardens that enhance the Opera Theatre experience.

Grafica / Opera Visions will close as we participate in the Contemporary Art Museum's "Open Studios".   Sunday, June 29 from 11 am to 5 pm.

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

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Luminary: Saurday, 17 May 2014

Grand Opening: Saturday, May 17th

2 years of work, 2,000+ hours of volunteer labor, a 17,000 sqft building, hundreds of individual donations, thousands of words of encouragement, countless cups of coffee and 3 more days until our grand opening. Join us this Saturday to celebrate as we reach this major landmark in our history. We couldn't be more grateful for all those who've shared in our vision or more excited about what the future holds!

We hope you join us on Saturday, May 17th from 8pm to 11pm with a night of art, music, and celebration as we officially open our doors to the public. The evening will feature music by DJ Air Bud (Aaron Stovall of So Many Dynamos) and Evelque; an art auction presented by Link Auction House featuring work by acclaimed area artists and previous artists in residence including Buzz Spector, Jill Downen, Gabriel Dawe, David Johnson and more; as well as a silent auction and a cash bar throughout the evening. We hope you join us for this free special event! Full details and a list of participating auction artists here.

 Upcoming Exhibitions + Events

Jesse Hlebo, Punitive Embers along with Jenny Holzer's MONEY CREATES TASTE opens on Friday May 23rd from 7pm-10pm and will remain on view Wednesday through Saturday from 12pm-6pm each week through June 20th.

For more information on our upcoming exhibitions, visit our website.

The Luminary
2701 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 16 May 2014

Paint Webster Artists' Reception
Friday, May 16  5pm-6:30pm

 Join us for an artists' reception to celebrate the wonderful plein air works created last Saturday at Paint Webster! The walls of the Old Orchard Gallery are filled with beautiful pieces.  Enjoy them with friends over light appetizers and beverages.  Most pieces are available for purchase from the artists. 

The Old Orchard Gallery is located at 39 South Old Orchard Avenue in Webster Groves.

Click here for more Information about Paint Webster.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery: Friday 13 June 2014

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
We’re celebrating the 75th anniversary of the magic movie, “The Wizard of Oz.”.  On June 13, 2014 at 7 p.m

There is no place like home at Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery. This show will feature original pieces from local artists that are inspired by this amazing movie and the ideas, feeling, and inspiration that immerses from what it can teach us.

The Opening Reception  will be from 7 pm to 10 pm on June 13, 2014. The exhibit will be on display during gallery hours until July 6, 2014. During the art exhibit there will be a silent auction with proceeds going to the American Heart Association

Admission to the event is free and there will also be snacks, soda, beer and wine available during the exhibit.

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery
 2028 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104