Monday, May 22, 2017

Francis Park racquetball courts: Saturday, 27 May 2017

An Avoidable Hinder is a pop up contemporary art exhibition at the Francis Park racquetball courts on Saturday, May 27, between 4-7 pm. The show features genre-bending paintings and unconventional sculptures by Brandon Daniels, Vaughn Davis, Dan Leifeld, and Catalina Ouyang.
Curator & Coordinator Ilethia Sharp

The racquetball term "an avoidable hinder" is defined as a player moving in the way and being struck by the opponents ball. The temporary exhibition will feature four St. Louis contemporary artist whom deconstruct canvas, fabric, polystyrene, polyurethane, tarpaulin, wood, and various minerals to create paintings and sculptures. The exhibiting artists reference art history and physicality in relation to the human body while intellectualizing external and internal truths. By combining art and its primordial form, nature, the pop up art show will evoke a heightened aesthetic experience. An Avoidable Hinder displays intimate and bold contemporary art against white walls canonized by art historical perspectives and the open air natural environment. Position yourself to be struck

Francis Park racquetball courts 
Eichelberger Street & Donovan Avenue
St. Louis Hills, MO 63109

Reese Gallery: Thursday, 01 June 2017

ARTIST TALK with ERICA IMAN
current exhibition FORMATION
door open at 6pm | talks at 6:30 | doors close at 9pm

Please join us for an upcoming artist talk with Erica Iman who will be discussing her studio practice, as well as, the motivations behind her work.  Her solo exhibition, FORMATION, explores the desolate and vast landscape of the Mongolia steppe through clay.  The geological formations of extreme lands inspire Erica Iman, as they remind her of solitude and impermanence.  While her work is reflective of wide open terrains, her forms are vessels both functional and poetic. Reese Gallery first opened with the work of Erica Iman in 2014, and we are honored to have her back for a more in depth exploration of her work in FORMATION.

There will be light refreshments and this event is free and open to the public.

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin | STLMO | 63118
Run: 4.28.17 to 6.1.17
Hours: 1 - 4 pm Wed and Sat during exhibition run

Or call for an appointment at: 314.954.7638

Duane Reed Gallery: thursday, 8 June 2017

Portals & Dimensions
a group exhibition curated by Ethan Meyer

June 8th — August 5th, 2017
Opening Reception THURSDAY, June 8th 5:00 — 8:00 PM

"Present day reality offers the artist new inspirations, fears, and existential conflicts. Faced with a rapidly expanding and all encompassing technological evolution and a level of interconnectivity never before experienced in human history, the aesthetic of this show represents what I view as a Contemporary Futurist movement; informed also by the history of Maximalism and Abstract Expressionism. The Artist is in a particularly interesting position to react and resist the nihilism that comes from abandoning our biology for a purely technocentric model of viewing reality, or to integrate and transcend the dichotomy of nature verses artificial intelligence.

APEX Collective, Francesco Lo Castro, David Fratu, Benjamin Lawder, and Greg Pettit are all on the cutting edge of this philosophical and aesthetic unfolding and discovery.  Exploring and reacting to this new reality with their own visual repertoires; they are the visionaries and pioneers of our collective future"

APEX Collective:: Jake Amason • Zack Jackson • Stephen Kruse

Duane Reed Gallery
4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Friday, May 19, 2017

Concrete Ocean Gallery: Friday, 19 May 2017


Anchors at Concrete Ocean Gallery
May 19th 6 PM - 11 PM

Anchors is a group exhibition of STL image makers consisting of Alicia LaChanceEdo RosenblithJason SpencerBen Pierce18andCounting,Harley Lafarrah EavesLauren Marx, and Daniel Burnett.


Concrete Ocean Art Gallery

2257 S Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis 63104

Thursday, May 18, 2017

OA Gallery: Friday, 2 June 2017


Thursday, May 11, 2017

U City Public Library: Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition

Thinking Money: Piggy Banks
photographs by Kristi Foster

Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23
May 19 through June 24.

University City Public Library is one of 50 sites nationwide — and the only library in the St. Louis area — selected to host Thinking Money, which is designed to teach young people and their families about money in a way that is not only understandable, but fun. Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content, and other fun activities, Thinking Money explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, and imagining your future self. The exhibition is geared toward tweens, teens, and the adults in their lives, though everyone is welcome to view Thinking Money.

Thinking Money: Piggy Banks is a companion exhibition by photographer Kristi Foster that features UCPL friends, family, and patrons holding, and talking about, their piggy banks.

UNIVERSITY CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
6701 Delmar Boulevard
University City, Missouri 63130
314-727-3150

Friday, May 05, 2017

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects: 5 May 2017


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The Department of Art, Design and Art History will host the opening reception for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibition for majors emphasizing in both Studio Art and Graphic Design on Friday, May 5 from 6-9 p.m. at Arcade Contemporary Art Projects at the Gateway Campus in downtown St. Louis. During the exhibition, students will display their Senior Thesis work and the Cecille R. Hunt Memorial Award for BFA in Art and the W. John Hilgert Award will be awarded.

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 12 May 2017

17th Annual Congressional Art Competition Exhibition
May 12, 2017-June 11, 2017
Opening Reception: May 12th, 5pm-7pm

Opening Reception
5:00pm-5:30pm Opening Exhibition and Guest Registration
5:30pm-6:00pm Distinguished Speakers & Awards Ceremony
6:00pm-7:00pm Reception & Guest Entertainment

This year, 2017, William Lacy Clay, Member of Congress representing Missouri's First District, will support the Congressional Art Competition. He is proud to offer this opportunity to aspiring artists in his district by hosting the 17th Annual Congressional Art Competition. 

Each Spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district. Congressman Clay encouraged aspiring young artists who live in Missouri's First District to participate in this contest.

Parking for the opening is available in the Canisius Lot of Saint Louis University and on the surrounding streets.

The exhibit may be viewed Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm.

314-977-6631
museumsandgalleries@slu.edu
http://www.slu.edu/sluma-home




Wednesday, May 03, 2017

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 5 May 2017

Tennessee Williams, Le Solitaire, 1976, Oil on canvas board, 25 x 31"

Tennessee Williams: The Playwright and the Painter
May 5-July 23, 2017
Opening Reception: May 5th, 5pm-8pm

The Tennessee Williams: The Playwright and the Painter, is an exhibition of paintings by the renowned playwright. The subject matter of William's paintings includes friends, scenes from his plays, and visual interpretations of his deep personal feelings. He worked in an expressionist style, which was well suited for his temperament.

The exhibition also includes an audio recording, which provides the unique opportunity to hear the playwright read his poetry aloud. A video title, Tennessee Williams, The Playwright (Copyright 2016, A Richard Fendelman Film, produced by Charles Greenfield), is also included in the exhibition.

Parking for the opening is available in the Canisius Lot of Saint Louis University and on the surrounding streets. The exhibit may be viewed Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm.

314-977-6631

Norton's Fine Art & Framing: Saturday, 6 May 2017

Saturday, May 6th: 6 - 8pm
Glenda Hares "Color Play"
Opening Night: Wine & Hors d'oeuvres Artist Reception
Show Runs Through June 30th

Regular Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 6

Norton's Fine Art & Framing
2025 S. Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis MO  63117
314-645-4040

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 19 May 2017

All New Exhibit Through Jun 17
With Reception May 19th, 6-9 pm
With Wine, Snacks and Soft Drinks

Plus all new artwork from 20 Resident Artists

Gallery Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11 am-6 pm, Saturday 11 am-5 pm & Sunday 12-5 pm

Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 N. Bemiston
Clayton, MO 63105
314-696-2244

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 19 May 2017

A Venetian Dream
Beautifully framed photography will be sold to support DGCKids.
Opening Reception

Friday, May 19, 2017 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Open Gallery Saturday, May 20, 2017 Noon - 3:00pm
Please note this is a short term exhibit for 2 days only.

Featuring photography from the 2017 Venice, Italy trip and workshop presented by Bullivant Gallery
Becky Bullivant, Robert Craft, Jamie Craft, Randy Gusdorf, Greg Kluempers, Joel Price, and Nancy Wessinger

Hors d'oeuvres from Pastaria and Gelato Pop truck from Porano Pasta, two of James Beard Award-winning chef, Gerard Craft's, fine Italian restaurants.

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

Sunday, April 30, 2017

CAM: Friday, 5 May 2017





Summer exhibitions open Friday, May 5

Public Reception 7:00–9:00 pm

This summer, CAM presents Urban Planning: Art and the City 1967–2017, a group exhibition of artists’ responses to the transformational effects of urban development in the United States; St. Louis Blues, a site-specific installation by Abigail DeVille made from the gathered detritus of the city; and KAWS: FAR FAR DOWN, an exhibition of new works by the multifaceted artist on the Museum's Project Wall and in the courtyard.

Also on view is Color Key, a Front Room exhibition of work by the recipients of Critical Mass for the Visual Arts's 8th Annual Creative Stimulus Awards: Ellie Balk, Addoley Dzegede, and Amy Reidel. 

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
314.535.4660


Friday, April 28, 2017

The Dark Room: Friday, 5 May 2017


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 12 May 2017


Friday, May 12
7-9 pm public reception 

Celebrate the opening of the 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring artwork by the twenty-five students in the graduating class of Washington University's Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

World Chess Hall of Fame: Thursday, 27 April 2017

6 P.M. Opening Reception
7 P.M. Remarks by Shannon Bailey, Chief Curator and Emily Allred, Assistant Curator
On view April 27 – October 29, 2017

Showcasing some of the most unique, historic, and fun artifacts acquired by the World Chess Hall of Fame during the past five years, Open Files II: Celebrating 5 Years of Collecting includes 100 diverse objects from the institution’s permanent collection. Highlights include a rare Hungarian chess set, artwork by Rafael Tufiño, the Boy Scouts of America Chess Merit Badge, and selections from the archive of famed correspondence and computer chess pioneer Hans Berliner.

RSVP to events@worldchesshof.org

For more info, please visit http://www.worldchesshof.org/exhibitions/exhibit/open-files-2-celebrating-5-years-of-collecting/

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 28 April 2017


Framations Art Gallery presents Alive
April 28 - June 1
Friday, April 28, Opening Reception from 6-8 pm.

We are surrounded entirely by life. People, animals, plants, microbes, etc. There are enumerable examples of life on our planet.  In a new exhibit entitled Alive, Framations Art Gallery asked artists: what symbolizes life to you? Their answer came in a plethora of styles, sizes and media.

With widely based interpretations, many artists focused on imagery of people, animals, plants and insect, though some are more loosely based on the fluidity of wind and some even hint at subjects on the molecular level. There are a total of 77 pieces in the exhibit by 31 artists from the St. Louis region.

The public is invited to view the artwork on display and to vote for People's Choice in this exhibit when they visit. The voting continues through the full length of the exhibit, ending on June 1, 2017. This exhibit was juried by Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director of Art Saint Louis.

Framations
218 North Main Street
Saint Charles, MO 63301
636.724.8313

Monday, April 24, 2017

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 12 May 2017

Susan Greene, Acrylic

Green Door art gallery’s exhibit “Florals and Botanicals” is hosting a reception Friday, May 12 from 5 - 9 PM  featuring Julie Bell, Pam Bohling, Susan Greene, Ellen Klamon, Dimitrina Kutriansky, Jane Miles, The winners of the Confluence online competition, Stephanie Barken, Marilynne Bradley, Sandy Brooks, Cathy Carney, MaryJo Clark, Gary Gackstatter, Mary Martin, Vic Mastis, Greg & Barb Matchick, Garry McMichael, Janice Schoultz Mudd, Annie Smith Piffel, Henryk Ptasiewicz, Susan Reis, Kathy Rickermann, Janice Scherer, Linda Smith, Tessman Textiles, Russell Vanecek, Michele Wells, Carrie Wilson, Joyce Yarbrough and more. These will be available from May 5 thru June 28, 2016.

21 N. Gore Ave,
Webster Groves MO 63119
314-402-1959

Thursday, April 20, 2017

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 21 April 2017

Simonette Quamina, 2015

The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents Displacement and Migration, a national juried exhibition that investigates the current or historically forced or voluntary relocation of individuals or groups of people who no longer inhabit their place of origin. Jurors Anita Fields and Basil Kincaid selected 49 artists with work exploring the complexities of this theme today and throughout history from a personal perspective. This exhibition will feature artworks and educational programming in conversation with slavery, apartheid, war, homelessness, and diaspora motivated by culture, politics, religion, and climate. The awards presentation led by Basil Kincaid will begin at 6:30 pm with cash prizes totaling $1000.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 21, 2017; 5 pm - 8 pm
Jurors Anita Fields and Basil Kincaid
Awards Presentation by Basil Kincaid: 6:30 pm
Curated Gallery, Epoch: Refugee Crisis by Chelsea Ritter-Soronen
Ramp Gallery, Banners Up by Living Arts Studio / VSA Arts of Missouri
Exhibition Dates: April 21 - May 20, 2017

Azra Aksamija, Maryamsadat Amirvaghefi, Sally Coffin, Elizabeth Concannon, Maritza Davila, Elizabeth Desrosiers, Robert Dill, Barbara DiMartini, Daniel Drennan Elawar, Mitchell Eismont, Hale Ekinci, Robert Fields, Amy Firestone Rosen, Katherine Freeman, Maria Paz Gajardo, Eloisa Guanlao, Robin Hattori, Mary Henle, Candace Hunter, Neil Kruel, Albert Kuo, Gary Lehman, Pamela Lin, Julia Lopez, Jennifer Mannebach, Bobby Marines, Nathan Marshall, Luisa Otero, Katherine Palmer, Simonette Quamina, Bob Rickert, Jini Sachse, Whitney Sage, Sabina Schaaf, Rebecca Schaffer, Debra Smith, Linda Smith, Joanne Stremsterfer, Torri Thompson, Wendy Tigchelaar, Siavash Tohidi, Joyce Trotter, Patricia Turner, Eden Unluata, Jeane Vogel, Ani Volkan, Linda Wright, Layala Zubi, Adam Zuwala

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

St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 North Jackson Ave.
314-727-6266

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Millitzer Studio & Gallery: Saturday, 22 April 2017

Pacific Rose
new works by Cole Lu

Opening Reception April 22, 2017   7–10pm

April 22–May 28, 2017 on view by appointment

The story has two interpretations of its beginnings, one is the story culled from personal memory, and the other is a fictional landscape. Both contain the dual functionality as queer evidence and gesture. Drawing on Gertrude Stein’s imperative to “act so that there is no use in a centre”; the sculptural works determinedly avoid conventional narrative, and de-center the art in the contemporary age of display. Pacific Rose act as nonsense literature, which creates meaning out of form with an anarchic potential by making fun of language, presents a challenge to the power visual language has to name, know, and own the world. It is a parody of sense, and that is the sense of it. The installation presents a space that does not distinguish between an ocean, a shore, a pool, or a gallery. Rather, it is a borderland that is outside or beyond language and definition--a space of creative potential. The sculptural works detail an alien’s identity--as both queer and migrant--with a significant geographical feature: water in the dryland. The objects we identify within the sculptures: an old book, snow skis, plants, a neon light, concrete, metal, plastic, faux suede and a rock do not directly reference the ocean or a pool. They speak to loss and belonging, and they abstractly elaborate on water’s wetness and the vastness of the sea



The Millitzer Studio & Gallery
3103 Pestalozzi Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 4 May 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 5 to 9 pm
Exhibitions Dates: May 4 – June 3, 2017

WILLIAM CONGER This / That
MICHAEL BYRON Framed Abstractions 2005-2012
JUDY CHILD Revelations
KELLEY JOHNSON Somewhere Between Here and There
BUNNY BURSON And Still I Rise

In Gallery 1 , the gallery presents an exhibition titled “This / That.” of recent paintings by William Conger. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. William Conger continues his lifelong investigation of formal non-representational abstraction (This) nuanced by the suggestion of illusionism to evoke an ambiguous welter of private and cultural memories, allusions, feelings, places and events (That).

In Gallery 2, the gallery presents an exhibition titled “Revelations” by Judy Child. As a painter, Judy Child, has always been fascinated by how versatile paint can be. This new series of paintings explores that versatility. She left behind brushes, palette knives and, most importantly, color. By stripping away color and narrative, she focuses on the natural beauty of serendipitous and complex configurations of the paint.

The physical act of pouring and manipulating the paint plus the effects of gravity and the drying process determine the outcome of her paintings. In these new paintings, she searches, explores and anticipates something she want to see but have not seen before. Each day she goes to her studio excited to see what her process reveals. The unpredictable journey of the paint creates the fractures and informs the natural and dynamic surfaces.

In Gallery 3, the gallery presents an exhibition titled “Framed Abstractions 2005-2012” by Michael Byron. The paintings, which have never been exhibited in St. Louis, are inspired by the organic geometry of the borders present in Indian miniatures. The artist has taken this decorative embellishment as a primary compositional element that operates at the crossroads of the geometric and the gestural. The results are both formally rigorous and lyrically poetic.

In Gallery 5, the gallery presents an installation by Kelley Johnson titled “Somewhere Between Here and There.” This is the artist’ sixth solo exhibition with the gallery. Kelley Johnson continues his interest in paintings ability to create optical space while at the same time interacting with the viewer as an object. Kelley thinks of the new work as installations that talk about the possibilities and limitations of painting along with the viewers role as participant. Using external elements such as lines or patterns that move through the picture plane onto the floors and or walls of the gallery, Kelley creates interactions between internal and external spaces that function as a kind interactive painting.

In the Window on Forsyth space, the gallery presents an installation titled “And Still I Rise” by Bunny Burson. Bunny Burson will create an installation of swirling shards of the actual confetti, which had been loaded into air cannons and were to have fallen from the glass ceiling at the Javits Center had Hillary Clinton become President on November 8, 2016. This exhibition can be seen 24/7 from Forsyth Boulevard and will be on view through July 22, 2017.

Wednesday 10 am – 5 pm Thursday 10 am – 5 pm Friday 10 am – 5 pm Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105
314.696.2377

Norton's Fine Art & Framing: Friday, 15 April 2017

Sandy Haynes
"St. Louis and Beyond"
Wine & Cheese Artist Reception
Saturday, April 15: 6 - 8pm
Show Runs Through April 29th

Regular Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 6

Norton's Fine Art & Framing
2025 S. Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63117
314-645-4040

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 15 April 2017



Marilynne Bradley, Je Suis Charlie. 2016. Watercolor on Paper, 15"x22"
"#nofilter"
Opens with a free reception Saturday evening, April 15, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
April 15-June 1, 2017  

Gallery view: "#nofilter." Pictured are works by Janel Peyton, Melissa Whitwam, and C. Bryce Ramming. Photo by Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff.

Note: This exhibition includes imagery with nudity & similar adult content, and is likely not suitable for children.

Our exhibition JURORS are Sarah Hermes Griesbach and MK Stallings. Sarah Hermes Griesbach is Executive Editor and Co-Founder of All The Art, the Visual Art Quarterly of St. Louis. MK Stallings is an educator, art administrator, poet, and founder of UrbArts, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create platforms & platform creatives for youth and community development.

Bruce Alves, Wentzville, MO; AWG, Moberly, MO; Eric Baggett, St. Louis; Marion Black, Alton, IL; Marilynne Bradley, Webster Groves, MO; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; Ken Clay, Maplewood, MO; Kat Douglas, St. Louis; Lawrence Duffy, St. Charles, MO; Tim Eberhardt, St. Louis; Brad Eliering, Belleville, IL; Neil Fitzpatrick, St. Louis; Scott Georges, Edwardsville, IL; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; John Hanson, St. Louis; Maurice Hirsch, Chesterfield, MO; Linda Horsley, St. Louis; Rafi Katz, St. Louis; Moonkyung Kim, St. Louis; Ayako Kurimoto, Carbondale, IL; Marlene Lewis, Webster Groves, MO; Loafer Gang, Florissant, MO; Barbara Marshall, Chesterfield, MO; Jenna McNair, Chesterfield, MO; Paris Meeky, Edwardsville, IL; Mia Mendoza, St. Louis; William Neukomm, Webster Groves, MO; Philip Padilla, Lake St. Louis, MO; Jody Paulson, Carbondale, IL; Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO; Janel Peyton, Pevely, MO; C. Bryce Ramming, St. Louis; Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO; Michelle Rigell, St. Louis; 
Anne Burgess Rowe, St. Louis; Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO; Michelle J. Streiff, Manchester, MO; Josh Svoboda, St. Louis; Terry Vermillion, Kirkwood, MO; Melissa Whitwam, St. Charles, MO; Caroline Yoo, St. Louis.

PARKING
METERS: There are parking meters on Pine Street and Olive Street & other nearby streets. Parking meters run 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Fines are steep ($15-20), so don't let your meter expire. If you park at a meter for the reception, remember that meters operate in downtown until 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The exhibit is on view April 15-June 1, 2017 and is FREE & open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays, including Memorial Day holiday & weekend.

Art Saint Louis Gallery & Catalyst Coffee Bar
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
314/241-4810







Thursday, April 06, 2017

1900 Park Creative Space & Gallery: Friday, 7 April 2017


"EXPRESSIONS OF NATURE" - OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, April 7th from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM 



1900 Park Creative Space & Gallery
1900 Park Ave

St. Louis, MO 

Friday, March 31, 2017

SOHA Studio and Gallery: Friday, 21 April 2017

SOHA is pleased to announce our next exhibition by Greta Coalier.
A Solo Exhibition of New Paintings titled "Effloresce"
Opening Night: Friday, April 21, 6 - 10 pm

"My work is inspired by a love of textiles coupled with a rich memory of objects and experiences throughout my life. I often reflect on the visual images that these experiences conjure up and incorporate them into whimsically dichotomous narratives. 

From the soft intricate patterns and stitching on the quilts of my childhood to my early wonder of space exploration, space ships, and ultimately space shuttle explosions, I contrast memories like these into a poetic language of comfort and woe. You’ll find themes of beauty and tension throughout the work that I create. A mermaid itself is a beautiful fantastical creature, but folklore associates it with bad luck and misfortune. A mysterious cat in the night could be a friendly experience or one rife with daunting superstition. Cottages, cabins and skyscrapers floating in the dark ground of a night sky convey the feeling of excitement of an oncoming storm.

I also think my paintings convey a circular sense of time. The lush florals of 80’s décor complete with their cabbage roses were at once celebrated, dated, reimagined and then celebrated again. An old car comes with a history that may have outlived it's first excited new owner, but is now treasured for it’s age by someone completely new. 

All in all, the subjects of my paintings have polarity but are always grounded with a sense of growth and tradition. I covet the embroidery and needlepoint of my ancestors and the agelessness of the objects they left behind. I find their work inspiring and timeless and I strive to do the same. Cradle to grave, seed to bloom, cloth to canvas."


Exhibition Dates: April 21 - May 14
Artist Talk: Wednesday, April 10, 7p - 9p

SOHA Studio and Gallery
4915 Macklind Ave
St. Louis 63109
(314) 780-5151

Thursday, March 30, 2017

U City Library Gallery: Friday, 7 April 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Meet artists Amy Barmann, Chip Beers, Larry Eisenberg, Travis Pennekamp and Jim Santen and admire "Spark" on display in The Gallery through April 28th.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 7 April 2017


The Modern Meal: Sustenance through Ritual
Friday, April 7, 6-8p

Join the Kemper Art Museum for the opening of the spring 2017 Arthur Greenberg Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition The Modern Meal: Sustenance through Ritual. On view in the Teaching Gallery, the exhibition is curated by three undergraduate art and art history students and investigates visual representations of the meal as a ritual of consumption. Complimentary refreshments and cash bar.

Concurrent with the opening reception, the Kemper Student Council presents its annual Vault Party, a one-night-only special exhibition of rarely displayed works on paper from the Kemper Art Museum's collection.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Wentzville Community Club: Friday, 31 March 2017

© Krista  Rose Frohling

Spanning the Generations
Closing reception Friday, March 31st 5-8 pm

Hours Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 5-8p


500 W. Main St.
Wentzville, MO

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pulitzer Arts: Saturday, 22 April 2017

Savage Light and Dark
Sat, Apr 22 2017 Reception 3–5pm

On display through May 13

Celebrate photography created by St. Louis youth through a photographic workshop organized by teaching artists Carly Ann Faye and Regina Martinez. Influenced by Medardo Rosso’s experimentation with sculpture, serial documentation, lighting conditions, and darkroom processes, young members of the Pagedale community will photograph each other and their environment over the course of a multi-week workshop. The artists will work with medium format Holga cameras which are known for their simplicity, plastic body, and mechanical idiosyncrasies such as light leaks and vignettes, paralleling Rosso’s practice. Participants will explore the relationship between film and the intimate glimpses of a subject from their daily lives. The public is invited to attend a culminating display of the young artists' work which will be installed on the Pulitzer’s Mezzanine.

OPEN HOURS WED 10AM–5PM, THU 10AM–8PM, FRI 10AM–8PM, SAT 10AM–5PM, 

3716 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Pulitzer Arts: Saturday, 1 April 2017


Sat, Apr 1, 2017 3 pm Artist Reception

Join Webster University sculpture students on the mezzanine as they share their work and insight into traditional and contemporary casting techniques.

In collaboration with sculpture students at Webster University, this foundry showcase explores the dynamic between objects and viewers and the concept of a touchable portrait. Inspired by the experimental nature of Medardo Rosso's casting methods, students will use both traditional and contemporary casting techniques, including the use of 3-D printers, to experiment with innovative methods in making sculpture.

Open Hours Wed 10am–5pm, Thu 10am–8pm, Fri 10am–8pm, Sat 10am–5pm, 

3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Knox Gallery: Friday, 28 April 2017


Friday, April 28th Knox Gallery Grand Opening
Opening day is April 1st, 6-9 pm.
2214 S. Big Bend Boulevard

Richmond Heights, MO

Webster Groves Library Gallery: Friday, 7 April 2017


Friday, March 24, 2017

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 28 April 2017


Enjoy food and drinks while chatting with exhibiting artists at the opening reception on Friday, April 28, 6 - 8 pm.
These three exhibitions will close Friday, June 9, 2017.
Gallery talk by Executive Director Melissa Whitwam at 5:30pm before the reception begins.

Numbers play in an important role in our lives through quantity, rank, priority, and more; the role which numbers play in art is what the latest Foundry Art Centre exhibition will explore. The Nth Degree will portray the influence of numbers and mathematics within art in Gallery I & II.
James Chase has juried a collection of artwork submitted from artists across the nation and continent.

A special invitational exhibition will take place in Gallery III featuring artwork from regional and national artists who support the mission of the Foundry Art Centre. Friends of the Foundry is a collection of all-media artwork priced at $300 each.

The Emerging Artist Series will feature Heather Macali in the Ameristar Gallery. Macali’s jacquard double weave tapestries use dynamic patterns and colors to convey the artist’s memories of an imaginative, altruistic childhood. Transformed will open in the Ameristar Gallery alongside The Nth Degree and Friends of the Foundry.

Hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 10 am-8 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday from 12-4 pm.

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Center
Saint Charles, Missouri
636-255-0270

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 7 April 2017

Opening reception Friday, April 7, 2017, 5-8 PM
April 7th - May 13th
Nancy Newman Rice and Irina Zaytceva
With New Works by Nancy Callan and Ross Richmond

The Gallery is pleased to present work by Nancy Newman Rice and Irina Zaytceva, two artists whose aesthetic vocabulary is fixated on intense levels of detail and craftsmanship. Utilizing mood rich color palettes and provocative, narrative focused concepts, each artist’s work demands attention and exploration.

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108






Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 24 March 2017


"THE BEAUTY WITHIN NATURE" OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, March 24th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Clayton Fine Art Gallery 
21 N Bemiston Ave
Clayton, MO

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 7 April 2017

Valerie Jaudon, Motet, 2016, oil on linen, 42 x 42 inches 
VALERIE JAUDON: STATIONS AND STATES
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 5 – 8 PM
exhibition runs through MAY 20, 1017

During the course of Valerie Jaudon's career, she has been committed to redefining the parameters of abstraction. A member of the original Pattern and Decoration group, she is a representative of important tendencies of the larger Postminimalist movement. Jaudon was the driving force behind the influential 1991 Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition, Conceptual Abstraction (reprised and expanded in 2012 in an exhibition in the Hunter College Times Square Galleries), which featured among other, Stephen Ellis, Jonathan Lasker, Thomas Nozkowski, David Row and John Zinsser.

In the Project Space CHUCK WEBSTER: LANDS AND CASTLES

Chuck Webster can best be characterized as a visionary painter. His visual vocabulary is highly personal. Drawn from his imagination and from the world, the shapes in his Lands and Castles drawings are oddly recognizable yet are built from the abstract formulations so often seen in his work.

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

The Philip Slein Gallery
 4735 McPherson Ave. [Central West End]
SAINT LOUIS, MO 63108
314.361.2617








Monday, March 20, 2017

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 24 March 2017

Mel Watkin, "Mississippi River Chart #88," 2013, acrylic and ink on paper
Dispositive Environments
Opening Reception March 24th from 6 to 8 pm
Exhibition March 24 – April 21, 2017

Dispositive Environments highlights the tension between technology and permanence, as well as the too often neglected ecological consequences of technology’s rapid expansion. The juxtaposition of still necessary mechanisms and technologies of the Industrial Revolution associated with, for example, sub-surface mining or railroad transport, are intertwined with the technological engines of transnational commerce and information economies. Art that responds to this intersection of social, symbolic and political forces will be shown with research-based documentation. 

The concept of the dispositive is here related to the context in which the work is executed and also experienced. Instead of merely a locus for the transmission of expression and content, works in the exhibition will encourage the viewer/participant to construct his or her own meaning. 

Featured artists: Ursula Biemann, Chris Jordan, Eva Ju, Libby Reuter & Joshua Rowan, John Sabraw, The Walter Collective; Mel Watkin.
Curated by Jeffrey Hughes.
Exhibition Hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm.

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery of Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd,
St. Louis, MO 3119.
 314-246-7171