Friday, October 31, 2014

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum: Friday, 7 Novembeer 2014

Opening Reception for Eric Greitens: Strength and Compassion
First Friday in Grand Center
November 7th, 2014, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Strength and Compassion brings together the best of Eric Greitens’ work with a striking series of the photographer’s reflections on the situations illustrated.  Engaging photographs from Rwanda, Cambodia, Albania, Mexico, India, the Gaza Strip, Croatia, and Bolivia, are combined in this exhibition.

Though the photographs were taken in different countries and amid different struggles, a common theme emerges: even in times of great hardship and in the face of great evil, people with strength and compassion can live with courage. We see the unmistakable, sometimes irreparable consequences of violence and war, yet we also see the unmistakable, always inspiring power of men, women, and children who live through these trials with dignity and emerge with hope.
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International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
3415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 535-1999

Crossroads Community Room: Friday, 7 November 2014

In partnership with Turner Center for the Arts, Crossroads Church is hosting the "Gallery of Gratitude." Come and meet the artists, admire their work, and even purchase some of their art.  Enjoy a warm beverage; mingle with family, friends and neighbors; and show your support for the arts.

Friday, November 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Crossroads Community Room/Fellowship Hall
2640 Oakview Terrace
Maplewood, MO 63143

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Yeyo Arts: Saturday, 8 November 2014

Saturday, November 8.  6:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join Erica Popp to celebrate the opening of "The Archive." This solo exhibition is a visual representation of her journey as an artist, from community college through graduate school. The show will feature mainly photography and prints, but we'll just have to see what else she can pull from her archives! All work will be for sale, with special pricing.

Light refreshments will be served.

Yeyo Arts
2907 South Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis 63118

Gallery at RAC: Friday, 14 November 2014

The Gallery at RAC Presents
TOYing with Digital

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, November 14 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, and at our gallery talk on December 2 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.  

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents TOYing with Digital, a photography exhibition produced by professional photographers using toy cameras. Typical characteristics of a toy camera are plastic lenses and very few controls. All of the artists featured in this exhibition have been working with one digital toy camera or another, and this exhibition highlights the results of an early foray into using toy cameras in the digital age.

ARTISTS: David B. Angell, Ryan Duffy, Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Olivia Joseph, Mark Katzman, Jennifer Silverberg, Susan Hacker Stang
CURATOR: Susan Hacker Stang
                TOYing with Digital continues through December 19.

GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Friday from 10am - 5pm;,                                 Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5pm.    
                               
The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)
6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112 (across from The Pageant)
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 7 November 2014

Gallery Reception
Friday, Nov. 7, 5 to 9pm.
You are invited to our reception Nov. 7 from 5 to 9pm.

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

21 North Gore
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119
314-402-1959

Monday, October 27, 2014

Bruno David Projects: Thursday, 30 October 2014

CINDY TOWER: Road Show
October 30, 2014 – January 10, 2015
Opening Reception:Thursday, October 30, 2014 7-9 pm

Bruno David is delighted to inaugurate our second space in The Grove neighborhood of St. Louis with a special exhibition Road Show by Cindy Tower. Cindy Tower is a painter, sculptor, video and performance artist who lets her creative background shine through in her practices. Raw in spirit and conviction, Tower’s highly articulated works engage the viewer in a visceral, otherworldly experience. Composite views of decrepitude become metaphors of bodily functions and reflect the political climate of our modern world. Wet, gloppy oil paint is applied in a loose yet precise manner in which subjects continuously dematerialize and reemerge. Tower’s painting practice mirrors her concept of gradual accumulation that not only provides an exhausting, claustrophobic sensation but also raises questions regarding the complexity and level of exchange that occurs in our modern world. Presenting the themes of consumption, intimacy, obsolescence and loss, the paintings are an overwhelming celebration of materials and process. They provide the viewer with an intuitive, physical experience that both engages and engulfs him or her in the self-contained environment of each artwork.

BRUNO DAVID PROJECTS
1245 S. VANDEVENTER AVENUE
ST. LOUIS MO 63110
314.531.3030

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 7 November 2014

VICTOR WANG
"Dreaming of a Journey with Sunflowers"

November 7 - December 31

Opening Reception Friday, November 7,  6 – 8 p.m.
Artist Talk - 6:30 p.m.

Atrium Gallery invites you to an upcoming solo exhibition of new paintings by Victor Wang. This newest body of work is even more intimate with the classical female figure as the center point, and symbol for the various emotions Wang expresses through these dramatic, narrative works.

He tries to capture the "journey" within his dreams in combination with experiences from his past.  The sunflowers in his paintings symbolize memories of his childhood and the experiences he had during the Cultural Revolution in China when youths were pushed to work on farms as part of the "Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside Movement."  Wang's works retell his dreams, frustrations, hopes, and meditations in every significant moment of the past.

In some compositions, he uses hidden words and visual deceptions to connote the notion that political language can manipulate and visually distort one's beliefs and life.  Concealed in the canvases are also some mythical elements from ancient Chinese culture.  By looking back on his journey through life, Wang has siphoned through the deceptions he experienced as a youth and now tries to understand the true value of human life.

Through vibrant and thickly applied paint, energetic and hyperactive brushwork, Wang is able to immediately engage and fascinate viewers with his large-scale oil paintings.  His timeless female figures coax, taunt, and intrigue, while a dense narrative of joy and pain unfolds in his brilliantly layered narrative works.  Utilizing elements of collage on the canvases, he not only expresses his own Chinese heritage, but also creates a multi-layered background for the depiction of beauty in Western women.  Victor Wang's haunting and bold canvases have become the visual equivalent of "East meets West."

The exhibition will run through December 31. Thursday - Saturday 10-5, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment

4814 Washington Ave. (Central West End)
St. Louis, MO 63108 
314.367.1076 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Gallery at RAC: Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Alliance of Black Art Galleries Presents
Hands Up, Don't Shoot:
Artists Respond

RAC Opening Reception
 Saturday, October 18 from 4:00 - 6:00pm

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Artists Respond” is a visual art exhibition in response to the August 9, 2014 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Jr. in Ferguson, MO and the aftermath.  This exhibition is organized by the Alliance of Black Art Galleries and artworks in this city and county-wide exhibition will be on display at eighteen different venues.  Artists were called upon to respond to were civil rights, oppression, justice issues, racial disparities and community empowerment.
 
ARTISTS ON DISPLAY AT RAC LOCATION: Howard Barry, Sami Bentil, Dion Dion, De'Joneiro Jones, Gundia Lock-Clay, Marilyn Robinson, John C. Suttoon III, Joy Wade

CURATOR:  Freida L. Wheaton, Alliance of Black Art Galleries

Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Artists Respond continues through December 20.

GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Friday from 10am - 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5pm.    

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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 17 October 2014

LESLIE LASKEY: Embrology
FRANK SCHWAIGER: Ritual Acts

Opening Reception
Friday, October 17, 2014
5 - 9 PM

Interview of Leslie Laskey by Patrick Murphy on PBS, 2013 Watch interview
Documentary film Forty-Seven Views of Leslie Laskey, 2012 Watch excerpts

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 17 October 2014

"Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Artists Respond"
Friday, Oct. 17
Opening Reception: 5 - 7 p.m.
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is one of 14 cultural venues that will host Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Artists Respond. The exhibition, which is presented by the Alliance of Black Art Galleries, will open with a. reception at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art and other venues. Each participating venue will display eight to 15 artworks.

More than 100 artists have participated in Hands Up, Don’t Shoot. The Alliance invited visual artists to respond to the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, MO. The artists interpreted Brown’s shooting and the Ferguson area without restrictions. Within the context of Hands Up, Don’t Shoot, the overriding issues center on civil rights, oppression, justice, free speech and community empowerment. The participating artists are primarily from the St. Louis and Kansas City areas; however, 12 states are represented.

“Utilizing multiple venues that share art for one exhibition, and all opening on the same day, is unprecedented. What this exhibition structure means is that to see the whole exhibit, one must cross community and municipal lines. It assures engaging in special and verbal dialog on terrain likely to be unfamiliar,” said Freida L. Wheaton, founder and exhibition curator for the Alliance of Black Art Galleries.

“We are calling upon all artists to bring their voice – visual art – to the Movement,” said Ms. Wheaton. “The subject matter of this exhibition was welcoming to some, and the challenge was to move forward to present this initiative in a way that focused on history. The combination of art and history worked here.”

For additional information regarding other participating galleries, please call Freida L. Wheaton at 314.494.4660 or visit Alliance of Black Art Galleries.

Hands Up continues until Dec. 20.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 6310

Monday, October 13, 2014

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 17 October 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 24 October 2014

Opening October 24th through November 29th

Jiyong LeeNew Work


Orange Purple Cuboid Segmentation

Drosophila Embryo Segmentation
Duane Reed Gallery presents the work of  glass artist Jiyong Lee. Exhibition opens Friday, October 24th with a reception that evening 5 -8pm. The exhibition will run through November 29th.

Lee' Segmentation Series is inspired by his fascination with cell division. He works with glass that has simultaneous transparency and opacity: two qualities that metaphorically represent the clarity and mysteries of biology. Similar to the way cells start to segment and become a life, the uniquely refined translucent laminated glass surface suggest the mysterious qualities of cells, and on a larger scale, the ambiguity of our temporal existence. As the viewer moves around Lee's objects the play of light transforms the sculpture into startling new forms which play on our perceptions and our expectations. The deceptive simplicity and understated intricacy of Lee's compositions represent the contradictory relationship between clarity and complexity found within life.
Andrew Brandmeyer
Holiday Postcard Stares

Duane Reed Gallery presents the work of Andrew Brandmeyer. In his first major solo exhibition, Brandmeyer displays his prodigious approach to the St. Louis urban landscape.
Recontextualizing traditional landscape and portraiture, Brandmeyer is aggressively sensitive to the character of his subjects, whether they be portraits of his friends or abandoned and degrading cityscapes. In his cityscapes, Brandmeyer embraces the history of St. Louis while conveying the condition of a once-grand city in decline. The surfaces of Brandmeyer's paintings reflect the quality of the city's surfaces from decades of peeling paint and fliers, graffiti, faded lettering, and erosion. The paintings' formal harmonies, and the seductive, tactile quality of the surfaces themselves, reinforce a message that beauty is defined by a buildup of experience and, ultimately, by survival (Julia Clift, Huffington Post). His portraits carry through the same surfaced textures, as if each person's presence is composed of peeling, built-up, and dissipating qualities.
4729 McPherson

Saint Louis, MO 63108

Gallery FAB: Saturday, 18 October 2014

Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Artists Respond"
A Visual Art Exhibition Presented by the Alliance of Black Art Galleries

Gallery FAB presents a series of photographs as part of a region wide coordinated mixed media visual art program collectively addressing the tragic shooting death of Michael Brown, Jr. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, collage, photography, sculpture, and new media films and digital experiments by artists from St. Louis and Kansas City areas. Participating artists includes artists from Illinois, Iowa, California, Texas, Maryland, New York, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and New Mexico.             

The installation at Gallery FAB will feature photography by artists Briana Collier, Jared Gastreich, Erica Jones, Tianxin Wang, and Lance Omar Thurman. The exhibition opens to the public on October 17. There is a reception for the artists on Saturday October 18 from 1PM to 3PM. This event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Freida L. Wheaton, curator of the exhibition writes "Protest Art" has historically been a means of documenting social and political movements, and we are calling upon all artists to bring their voices - visual art - to the Movement. We are recording what future generations will view as "Ferguson:" not the St. Louis County municipality, but a 21st Century Movement for law and justice." The overriding issues the exhibition addresses goes beyond the tragic death of Michael Brown, Jr. to larger social and political issues of civil rights, voting, oppression, justice issues, prosecutorial conduct, free speech, racial disparities, police brutality, community empowerment, and the right to assemble.

Gallery FAB
University of Missouri-St. Louis 
Fine Arts Building
Rosehill Road
Normandy, MO.

Compènere Gallery: Sunday, 2 November 2014

Jim Sokolik: Metamorphosis

(photography)

 October 26th, 2014 -November 29th, 2014
 Sunday Reception: November 2nd, 2-4p.m.

Within nature's intimate space, I lose myself and the creative process begins.


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

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





Friday, October 03, 2014

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 10 October 2014


Lauren Pressler:  Latch and Plaque  October 10 - November November 7, 2014

opening reception October 10 5:00-8:00 pm


Latch and Plaque is a suite of sculptural works that use the proliferation of street barricades in St. Louis as a point of departure. This project germinated through research, interviews with historians, politicians and residents, traversing the urbanscape, and documenting desire lines and blockades. 

gallery hours 10:00-5:00 Tuesday - Saturday

Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd
63119

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 24 October 2014

Other Ways; Other Times
Influences of African-American Tradition from St. Louis Collections

Reception: Friday, October 24th, 2014, 6-8pm runs through November 22nd

The Philip Slein Gallery, in partnership with St. Louis collectors and Susan Barrett of Barrett Barrera, will present an exhibition highlighting the influences of African-American tradition culled from numerous private collections. The exhibition, “Other Ways; Other Times: Influences of African-American Tradition from St. Louis Collections” features works by Radcliffe Bailey, Jean Michel Basquiat, Dawoud Bey, Ellen Gallagher, Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, and others.
“This exhibition is not so much about defining a culture as it is about attempting to portray its multifaceted aspects and profound contributions,” says gallery co-owner Philip Slein. “From the realism of Beauford Delaney and the Harlem Renaissance to the conceptual issues of Rashid Johnson and Lorna Simpson; from the freewheeling folk art of Mose Tolliver to the sophisticated introspection of Kara Walker and Glenn Ligon – a great tradition is worked and reworked, inspiring current and future generations of African-American artists as well as those from other cultures.”
“We have a rich tradition of collecting artworks by African-American artists in St. Louis,” says art and fashion consultant Susan Barrett. “African-American art has never been mono-thematic and this exhibition is designed to portray its diversity, as well as to honor local collectors who are preserving its rich history.”

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10AM-5PM

The Philip Slein Gallery

314.361.2617
 4735 McPherson Ave.
Central West End

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Reese Gallery: Friday, 10 October 2014

Of Vessels and Voyages
with artists James Ibur and Daniela Krachtt
from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Reese Gallery

Presenting artists James Ibur and Daniela Krachtt, Reese Gallery hosts the upcoming exhibit, "Of Vessels and Voyages." In her Odyssey series, Krachtt's paintings show us cumulus mountains that rise and rumble skywards.  Her work reveals a deep and timeless window into of the epic voyage of the Odyssey.  Ibur's cell sculptures are in fact clusters of small chambers - vessels made of vessels - creating a commanding array of bodies in asse
mbled motion.  Ibur's forms suggest a stand in for the human form and the human journey.

Gallery Hours | Wednesday and Saturday 1pm to 4pm.

Reese Gallery

3410 Wisconsin Avenue


Saint Louis MO 63118

314.954.7638


Yellowbear Projects: Friday, 26 September 2014

Dana Turkovic: Another Shot at It
September 26 - ?
Yellowbear ProjectsOpening Reception: September 26, 2014 6pm-8pm

“I don’t necessarily have a statement about the work really. I found these awesome photographs and I wanted to do something with them. It seemed unfair that a huge stack of photos circa 1981 were dumped in a shoe box, and sat on the floor at an antique mall. There are some real gems in the stack that are technically as good as anything I have seen from some contemporary photographers. I just wanted to add a conceptual layer to them by choosing those that reminded me of famous paintings or scenes from  well-known films.”
Yellowbear Projects5201 PernodSt. Louis, MO 63139www.yellowbearprojects.com

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Green Center: Tuesday, 7 October 2014

"...in common"
by Carla Benjamin

Exhibit Reception: October 7, 2014  5:00-7:00 pm

Exhibit:  October 7-November 8, 2014 
(The exhibit will close the evening of our Fall Fire Festival)

In studying life forms common to Missouri and my home state of Minnesota, I am provided with a marvelous way to feel connected to you through the Mississippi River, nature and art.  For this exhibit, I researched the size of the Mississippi River basin (it is immense, draining from 38 states), several plants indigenous to the river regions and the ever changing nature of the watersheds and the river channel.  Catching the warmth of autumn's color before the onset of winter, Parthenocissus Triptych is created specifically for this exhibit.  Ever attracted to and inspired by leaf shapes and growth patterns, I find perpetual pleasure in discovering nature's layered nuances.  It is with great delight that I share these artworks with you.


View more artwork by this artist on our website

The Green Center
8025 Blackberry Ave
University City MO 63130

IPHF: Friday, 26 September 2014


Monday, September 22, 2014

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 27 September 2014

GOOD AND EVIL
SEPTEMBER 27-OCTOBER 30, 2014
 
We invite you to join us at Art Saint Louis for our next exhibition, Good and Evil. The exhibit opens with a free reception in the Gallery on Saturday evening, September 27, from 6-8 p.m. and the show will remain on view through October 30, 2014. 

What is good? What is evil? Is good the opposite of evil? The absence of evil? Are they mutually exclusive, or do they intersect, overlap and intertwine? Explore the possibilities as Art Saint Louis presents Good and Evil, a juried exhibition featuring original artworks by 38 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. The 49 artworks featured in this exhibit delve into the concepts of good and evil, whether together in contrast or in isolation, including but not limited to controversial, inspirational, shocking and challenging subjects such as politics, drugs, war, power, money, death, life, love, sex, freedom, morality, conscience, religion, and more.

Good and Evil features 49 artworks, including assemblage, ceramics, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Please note that there are adult themes featured in this exhibit and some works might not be considered appropriate for children. Join us in the Art Saint Louis Gallery at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis for this thought-provoking exhibition.


Jurors for Good and Evil are Tim Eberhardt, nationally exhibited ceramic artist, St. Louis, MO, and Nicole Dutton, artist and Curator, William & Florence Schmidt Art Center, Souwthestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Bob Ahrens, Edwardsville, IL; Michael Albers, Wildwood, MO; J'Ann Schoonmaker Allen, St. Louis; John Blair, Webster Groves, MO; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; Dennis M. Corcoran, St. Louis; Dara Eskridge, St. Louis, Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO;
Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Hannah K. Freeman, St. Louis; Kathy Gomric, Millstadt, IL;
Lynne Green, St. Louis; Andy Hahn, Festus, MO; L. Bennet Hoff. Defiance, MO; Jeff Hursey, Belleville, IL; Philly Johnmeyer, St. Louis; Lani Kohoutek-Miller, Florissant, MO; Connie LaFlam, St. Louis; Joy Martin, St. Louis; William Todd May, Belleville, IL; Linda Mueller, St. Louis;
Kimberly N., St. Louis; John Nagel, St. Louis; Mary Nichols, Florissant, MO; Alex Paradowski, St. Louis; Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO; William L. Rogers, St. Louis; Russ Rosener, St. Louis; Michael Rudolf, St. Louis; Christopher Ruess, Wentzville, MO; John Schnellmann, Chesterfield, MO;
Sydnor Scholer, St. Louis; Dennis Smith, St. Louis; Tim Smith, St. Louis; Leandra Spangler, Columbia, MO; Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL; Kate Warner, Kirkwood, MO; David M. Yates, Edwardsville, IL.

The exhibition is on display at Art Saint Louis September 27-October 30, 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.


Art Saint Louis Gallery 
& Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café
at the Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
314/241-4810

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 24 October 2014

ANDREW BRANDMEYER
October 24th through November 29th
Opening Reception Friday, October 24th from 5-8 p.m.

In his first major solo exhibition, Brandmeyer displays his prodigious approach to the St. Louis urban landscape. Andrew Brandmeyer is an emerging artist ascending to worthy national attention. While trained in classical painting and drawing, Brandmeyer paints with considered chaos, creating invigorated spaces with sophisticated visual textures.

Recontextualizing traditional landscape and portraiture, Brandmeyer is aggressively sensitive to the character of his subjects, whether they be portraits of his friends or abandoned and degrading cityscapes. In his cityscapes, Brandmeyer embraces the history of St. Louis while conveying the condition of a once-grand city in decline. The surfaces of Brandmeyer’s paintings reflect the quality of the city’s surfaces from decades of peeling paint and fliers, graffiti, faded lettering, and erosion. “The paintings’ formal harmonies, and the seductive, tactile quality of the surfaces themselves, reinforce a message that beauty is defined by a buildup of experience and, ultimately, by survival” (Julia Clift, Huffington Post). His portraits carry through the same surfaced textures, as if each person’s presence is composed of peeling, built-up, and dissipating qualities.

DUANE REED GALLERY
4729 McPHERSON AVE.
ST. LOUIS, MO 63108
314.361.4100

Sunday, September 14, 2014

May Gallery: Friday, 19 September 2014

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Oliver O’HanlonEverloving

Interested in exploring the relationship between childhood memories and a sense of place, but contained in the present moment, O'Hanlon has been revisiting important locations which marked his life, with many of the same people. This process is a form of channeling the past to bring a narrative to childhood and adulthood. Recently, when in India, he had the feeling of turning a page. These photos are the physical result of this transition. Opened to his own past, he now can see the future. It is a celebration of life.
Oliver O'Hanlon is a commercial photographer based in Geneva, Switzerland.

29 August - 26 September 2014

with a talk by Mr. O'Hanlon on Friday, 19 September at 3 pm in Sverdrup 123


Reception for the Photographer Friday, 19 September 2014, 5-7 pm

Friday, September 12, 2014

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 19 September 2014

Our next gallery reception is planned for Friday September 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.  We hope you can join us for some wine, light snacks, and an excellent selection of fine art.   

Artist John Salozzo' s project, entitled "The St. Louis Icon Series," continues to be the featured exhibit through October 11. 
We are also continuing to host guest artists Jim Gray - Photography; Pam Souders - Acrylics; David Whited - Watercolor, Pen Pam Bohling - Jewelry; Stefanie Gibson - Photography; Diane Gouy - Ink, Pastel, Encaustic; Marilyn Callahan - Ceramics; and Bonnie Shopper - Ceramics.  

Clayton Fine Art Gallery represents a core group of Resident Artists who are exceptionally talented and proven professionals with regional and national recognition, including:Michael Barry, Vic Barr, Jan Buesching, Allison Bruenger, Jim Irwin, Greg Kluempers, Judith Olson, Jerry Schmutz, John Salozzo, Jay Thompson, Juliette Travous, Terry Whittle, and Mark Witzling.


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


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 3 October 2014

The Sheldon Art Galleries

Invite You to the Opening of Six New Exhibitions

Friday, October 3, 2014
5 - 7 p.m., complimentary wine and hors d-oeuvres
Galleries Open until 9 p.m.
For First Fridays in Grand Center

Barbara Holtz: Retrospective
Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
This exhibition is made possible in part by
Barbara and Arthur McDonnell

Marty Stuart: The Art of Country Music
Gallery of Music
This exhibition is made possible in part by
Karen and Lawrence Kotner

Hilda Stuart: Choctaw Gardens
Gallery of Photography

Through Their Eyes: Children Imagine St. Louis History
AT&T Gallery of Children's Art

American Buildings: Architectural Drawings
from the Collection of Kyrle Boldt III
Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture

Wm. Stage: Photographs and Assemblages
Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery



STAGES St. Louis Always Patsy Cline Star, Jacqueline Petroccia, 5:30 p.m

Marty and Hilda Stuart Gallery Talk 6:00 p.m. Gallery of Photography, *reservations required,
Call Susan Sheppard at 314-533-9900 x37 or email to ssheppard@thesheldon.org
The Sheldon Art Galleries

3648 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
314.533.9900
www.thesheldon.org/galleries.asp

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 12 September 2014

Opening: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Gallery Dates: Friday, September 12, 2014 - Sunday, October 26, 2014


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St. Louis Artists' Guild's "Constructed Visions". This exhibition, juried by Erin Furimsky, features traditional and non-traditional, functional and non-functional approaches to sculpture and fine craft from artisans around the country, including work in ceramics, fibers, glass, paper, metal and wood. "Constructed Visions" opens with a reception on September 12, 6 pm to 8:30 pm and runs until October 26.

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 12 September 2014

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Fall 2014 Opening Celebration   
7-9p Public Reception, Kemper Art Museum
Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association

Encountering the City: The Urban Experience in Contemporary Art

Teaching Gallery: Picturing Narrative: Greek Mythology in the Visual Arts


On View September 12-January 4

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 12 September 2014

You are invited to our next art reception at Green Door. We are chilling the wine and planning the menu. All of the new art will soon be installed. Please join us for our "Pieces of Impressionism" Opening Reception. Friday, Sept 12, 5 to 9pm. 

Guest Artists: 
Kathleen Barnes, Oil Painting; John Lasater, Oil Painting; Bruce Benjamin,  Watercolors; Gateway Mosaics, 3D Mosaics; Anne Egitto, Pottery; Julie Bell, Jewelry; Lee Richards, Jewelry.

Here is a list of all of our artists and some of their works.
Visit our website for more info on these artists.
  
Green Door art gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 AM-5 PM,
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
 
21 North Gore
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119
314-402-1959

Duet: Friday, 12 September 2014

duet
Jacob Dahlgren (Stockholm) and Emily Stremming (St. Louis)

September 12 - November 15, 2014Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 6pm - 9pm


Jacob Dahlgren and Emily Stremming both make art about analytical precision and the neurotic mindset that goes along with such exactitude. From behind  Duet’s wall Dahlgren  “infinity loop” of striped forms play on video. On the wall he composes a Neo-concrete ballet made from multicolored anchor points. These objects are designed to measure our cultural surfeit of consumption and production but instead become the actual subject of contemplation and “The Measure of All Things”. Stremming, on the other hand cuts up photographs of quotidian street and domestic scenes into a grid where the horizontal and vertical axes of the paper strips generate a hallucinatory mosaic. The resulting object records an ironic process: A quick snapshot photograph made to slow down into an epic unit of manual labor.  The industrial character of Dahlgren’s objects, often designed to work with the body to help guide and measure.

The Luminary: Friday, 19 October 2014

Late capitalism, it's like, almost overCarson Fisk-Vittori, Squiggle and Tube. Courtesy of Carrie Secrist Gallery.

Join us on Friday, September 19th from 7 to 10pm for the opening of two new exhibitions in the main and entry gallery. Featuring work from Julie Bena, Jesse Darling, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Mia Goyette and Christopher Thompson, the artists move between immediate commercial materials, imagined landscapes, pseudo-selfies and casual gestures, Late capitalism, it's like, almost over takes impending economic collapse and transformation as an inevitability to be met with a shrug, not a shudder.

In parallel, current artist-in-residence Lee Hunter opens Tracing Oblivion in the entry gallery. Tracing Oblivion offers an alternative way to look at the landscape. Through Timothy Morton's concept of the hyperobject, an object of massive scale and alarming complexity, Hunter investigates the many entanglements between objects, life forms, histories, time, and space. Tracing Oblivion is an ongoing and iterative speculation on landscapes that have no horizon, foreground, or background. The final results are site-specific, driven by an archival and forensic impulse that responds to places in all their uniqueness.

The exhibitions open on Friday, September 19th from 7pm-10pm and will remain on view Wednesday through Saturday from 12pm-6pm each week.

For more information on our upcoming exhibitions, visit our website

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 12 September 2014

Please join us at Bullivant Gallery on Friday, September 12th from 6pm - 9pm for our next opening featuring large format black and white photographs of botanicals by Jack Curran. 

Friday, September 12th  6pm - 9pm

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

Compônere Gallery of Art: Sunday, 5 October 2014

Eleanor D.W. Ruder
“Paper Works”
“A Call to Come in”
(sumi-e ink on rice paper)

September 28th, 2014 – October 25th, 2014
Sunday Reception: October 5th 2-4p.m.

Tracy Renee
“Paper Works”
(charcoal on cotton paper)

 Hours M-TR 11-5| F-S 11-9 | S 1-5

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

Saturday, September 06, 2014

RAC Gallery: Friday, 19 September 2014

Machinations
and
Back Lot at the Big Top
Join us at the opening receptions,
both on Friday, September 19th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Machinations is comprised of “objects that activate physical, psychological, and interpersonal relations.”  Machinations speaks to both the intangible and tangible nature of physical relationships embodied in, through, and with objects. The exhibition places focus on work produced through the traditions of sculpture production, small metals fabrication, casting, welding and silversmithing.
Curator: Noah Kirby
Artists: Alison Ouellette-Kirby, Noah Kirby and Laura Elizabeth Mullen
Exhibition Dates: September 19 - November 1, 2014
Machinations Exhibition will have a Gallery Talk on Friday October 10, from 5:30 – 7:30p.

Back Lot at the Big Top, located in RAC's second floor Metro Art Exchange exhibition space, is an exhibition featuring artwork created during the 2013 and 2014 Artist Day at Circus Flora.  Enjoy this special glimpse of the back lot at St. Louis’ own magical one-ring theatre, interpreted through the visual arts. “Many daydream of running away with the circus, and some even do – if only for a day or two.”
Curator: Susan Mintz
Artists: Ann Aurbach, Dawn Ebert Balk, Kathy Brown, Stacey Cassmeyer, Andrea Crabtree, Leslie Faust, Sue Hezel, Karen Kotner, Scott Layne, Anne Warfield and Jennifer Weigel
Exhibition Dates: September 19 - December 31, 2014

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

Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking

Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63112-1204
314-863-5811

Monday Club: Sunday, 7 September 2014

Pastels by Susan K. Rogers

Opening tea 2-4 pm.
On display through October 29th.

27 S. Maple Ave.
Webster Groves MO 63119

Thursday, September 04, 2014

CAM: Friday, 5 September 2014

Friday, September 5
Join CAM for the opening of the fall exhibition season, featuring Mel Chin: Rematch, the most expansive presentation of the conceptual artist's work to date with sculpture, video, drawing, and rarely seen documentation of public land art and performance works. Mark Flood: Another Painting, the Houston-based artist's first solo museum exhibition, includes key examples of recent text-based, lace, and corporate logo paintings. Spanning the sixty-foot-long Project Wall is a selection of recent large-scale paintings by acclaimed Dutch artist Carla Klein.

CAM continues to offer free admission compliments of the Gateway Foundation. Make sure to visit often our doors are open!

Opening Weekend
Friday, September 5
Public Reception: 7:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, September 6, 11:00 am
Artist Talk: Mel Chin

Main Galleries
Mel Chin: Rematch
September 5-December 20, 2014

Mark Flood: Another Painting
September 5, 2014-January 3, 2015

Project Wall
Carla Klein
September 5, 2014-January 3, 2015

Street Views
Kevin Jerome Everson
October 3-December 3, 2014

Courtyard
Sunflower+ Project: CAM
September 5-October 4, 2014

View upcoming programs here.


CONTEMPORARYARTMUSEUMSTLOUIS
3750 Washington Blvd


St. Louis, MO 63108

314-536-4660

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Yellowbear Projects: Friday, 26 September 2014

Dana Turkovic: Another Shot at It
September 26 - ?
Yellowbear Projects

Opening Reception: September 26, 2014 6pm-8pm

“I don’t necessarily have a statement about the work really. I found these awesome photographs and I wanted to do something with them. It seemed unfair that a huge stack of photos circa 1981 were dumped in a shoe box, and sat on the floor at an antique mall. There are some real gems in the stack that are technically as good as anything I have seen from some contemporary photographers. I just wanted to add a conceptual layer to them by choosing those that reminded me of famous paintings or scenes from  well-known films.”

Yellowbear Projects
5201 Pernod
St. Louis, MO 63139

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 13 September 2014


Leslie Bell Solo Exhibit

Join us at The Vino Gallery on the evening of September the 13th, from 6 PM until 9 PM, for the opening reception of Leslie Bell’s Solo Exhibit. Jerry Cullum, editor of Art Paper and critic for Art in America has said, "His recent paintings are a rare combination of vision, skill and wit. The stories are enacted in brilliantly composed landscapes amid stunning effects of light. Bell 's imagination has 
created not just magical realism, but real magic." The art exhibit will be on view display through October the 25th. For more information, visit www.thevinogallery.tumblr.com.

The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
3149325665

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Friday, 10 October 2014

Free Opening Celebration: 2014 Kranzberg Exhibition Series, Tom Huck: Bugs

Laumeier Sculpture Park presents Tom Huck: Bugs. Tom Huck’s first public artwork is based on a series of original woodcut designs inspired by the insects inhabiting the microenvironment of the Park. Two interactive bug “springers” and a climbing apparatus illustrate how nature and art—with a sprinkle of mischief—can inspire creativity and amusement in both children and adults. Bugs is Laumeier’s first commission of a permanent artwork by a St. Louis-based artist, and the first work specifically commissioned for the Children’s Sculpture Garden.

The Opening Celebration will feature food, beverages and live entertainment. Friday, October 10, 6:00-9:00pm, in the Children’s Sculpture Garden.


Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road
St. Louis MO 63127
314.615.5278
www.laumeier.org

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 12 September 2014

JEANINE COUPE RYDING
"Cut, Inked, Folded, and Stained"

September 12 – November 1

Atrium Gallery opens the fall season with a solo exhibition for Jeanine Coupe Ryding. "Cut, Inked, Folded, and Stained" features new prints in a vibrant series of unique works created using natural organic dyes such as Indigo.  These are delicate pieces, with many subtle markings and with a strong sense of texture and design.

Please join us at an Opening Reception for the artist on Friday, September 12, 6 – 8 p.m.  This event is coordinated with other Central West End Openings. The exhibition will run through November 1.

Parking for the reception will be available on the building lot (East side)

Thursday - Saturday: 10 - 5, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment.

4814 Washington Ave. (Central West End)
St. Louis, MO 63108 
314.367.1076

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 12 September 2014

Opening September 12th through October 18th

Repetition, Rhythm, Pattern
an exhibition curated by Jane Sauer

featuring the works of
Giles Bettison • Katherine Glover • Luanne Rimel •Erica Rosenfeld • Harue Shimomoto

Duane Reed Gallery invites you to Repetition, Rhythm, Pattern, an exhibition curated by Jane Sauer showcasing 5 artists’ passion, or otherwise obsession, with repetition. Exhibition opens Friday, September 12th with a reception that evening 5 – 8pm. The exhibition will run through October 18th. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

Repetition is a pervasive theme in art: rhythm, pattern, refrain, echo, chorus. It is intrinsic within the human condition to practice, copy, and imitate in order to learn, understand, and grow. Science has demonstrated the overwhelming richness of repetition in the elements of nature. Repetition is a thread throughout our experience in which the single unit multiplied becomes a new substance stronger than its pieces, but wholly representative of the essence and potential of the individual thing. Are artists who study repetition seeking the comfort of conformity, predictablility, or cohesiveness, or rather participating in an exploration of innate design and transformative growth?

Repetition, Rhythm, Pattern exhibits 5 artists’ thematic variations in which the act of repetition goes beyond the objects themselves and can create a spectrum of experiences, from peace and tranquility to an impression of noisy syncapations.

Also opening September 12th through October 18th

Monroe Hodder
Polyphonia

Monroe Hodder's recent paintings are grounded in a structure of stripes, a repetitive pattern that edges one layer against the next and gives an evenness of attention to the surface of the painting. While the visually layered work is not narrative, it is rooted in urban and natural metaphor and in a personal expression of fantasy, myth,  and belief. Paint is sometimes thickly kneaded into crusty piles; at other times the canvas seems drenched in liquid pools. About her work, she  says: “The essence of my work is pure color, as Matisse understood it, color that “must serve expression.” Like Matisse, I want to express “the nearly religious feeling” that emanates from “sensuous life, from flowers, figures, fruit on a table, and warmth of the sun.” Hodder currently lives and works in both New York and Colorado.

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kirkwood Art at the Station: Thursday 4 September 2014

Nature photography of Kent Burgess
Opening reception Thursday, 5:30-7

Sept. 2-29

Kirkwood Train Station
Corner of Argonne & South Kirkwood Rd.
Kirkwood MO

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Dark Room: Friday, 5 September 2014

Platinum Visions, The Dark Room's next photography exhibition is on display from September 2nd through October 28th, and will celebrate its opening during the First Friday gallery tour in Grand Center on September 5th, 2014 with a reception.

Platinum Visions is a collection of photographs from Christian Nze & Ray Bidegain exemplifying the intricate photographic production technique of platinum printing. Each of these photographs is truly touched by the artist, making it one of the most beautiful forms of photographic history. A platinum emulsion is painted onto the watercolor paper by hand, and the artist then contact prints the negative, creating a timeless image crafted in the same way since the late-mid 1800s.

PlatinumVisions features work from Ray Bidegain (Portland, Oregon) and Christian Nze (Normandy, France).

Curated by Jeff Appel in conjunction with the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

Monday: closed, Tuesday-Thursday: 3pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday: 3pm-1am, Sunday: 3pm-11pm.

615 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63013
314-531-3416

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fontbonne University Art Gallery: Friday, 29 August 2014

Ellen Jantzen will have her photography art on display on the Fontbonne University campus inside the Fine Arts Gallery from August 29 to September 26 — especially thanks in part to the Bruno David Gallery.

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 29. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, and Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
To read more on Jantzen, checkout this story from St. Louis Magazine.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

U City Library Gallery: Friday, 12 September 2014


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 12 September 2014

JOHN ZINSSER: EXTENSION OF THOUGHT

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


JEFF AELING: NEW WORK

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

Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 2014 6 - 8 pm


The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave, Central West End
St. Louis, MO 63108
314.361.2617