Thursday, October 27, 2016

May Gallery: Friday, 18 November 2016

Jill Enfield

4 - 23 November 2016

with a talk by Ms. Enfield Friday 18 November,3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Reception for the Photographer Friday, 18 November, 5-7 pm

The May Gallery is located on the second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building at 8300 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves MO 63119. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm. May Gallery events are free and open to the public. Please join us!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Green Door Art Gallery: Friday, 11 November 2016

Barcelona, Paris and Villages Southern France 

Opening Reception (free and public invited) – Friday, November 11, 2016, 5 to 9 pm Exhibition – Through Sunday, December 30, 2016

 Green Door Art Gallery co-owners Vic Mastis and Michele Wells visually chronicle the captivating beauty of locations that have served as inspiration for legends from Antoni Gaudi to Claude Monet in their latest exhibit:  An Artistic Exploration of Barcelona and of Southern France.   

Pastel and oil paintings capture the ephemeral effects of light and weather conditions in the Perigord, Dordogne and Quercy regions of France, and Barcelona Spain. Revel with the frolicking pigeons in Placa De Catalunya. Experience the lavender fields in Lherm.  And explore the timeless beauty of Saint Cirq LaPopie, voted the most beautiful village in France, in paintings destined to become family heirlooms. 

Guest artists include Linda Briesacher,  Gretchen Gackstatter, Suzie Tenzer and 30 other artists

The Green Door Art Gallery
21 N. Gore in Old Webster Groves in the historical Heritage Building
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Parking is available in the garage behind the gallery; and on Gore.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Philip Slein Gallery: Thursday, 3 November 2016

PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY is pleased to celebrate and host a wine and cheese reception for Dan and Connie Burkhardt and Bryan Haynes as they present and sign their new book.

Cover art by Bryan Haynes illustrates the march of time along the Missouri River since 1806. Carolina parakeets, once found in the river valley, dot the white bark of a sycamore tree and one carries a bur oak acorn. Osage Indians, steamboats and the parakeets are gone but the oak trees, like the mythical bur oak in our story, remain - witnesses to history.

Thursday, November 3,
5:30 - 7:30 PM
All proceeds from sales of the book go to the Katy Land Trust and Magnificent Missouri


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 21 October 2016


in our Project Space
October 21 - November 19, 2016

Vaughn Davis, Red Rival, 2015, red earthenware on canvas, 86 x 72 inches (detail)

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of the work of Vaughn Davis in our Project Space.
Davis, using simple canvases, dyed, torn, stained, and marked, reaches back to the roots of African fabric art in which simple applications yield aesthetic complexities that both echo and renew the vibrancy of long-standing traditions. Unlike African fabrics, however, Vaughn’s use of cloth is not in any sense decorative ornamentation. The depth of his links to contemporary abstraction is clear.  One can easily reference not only both Sam Gilliam and Martin Puryear who also draw from their African heritage, but also the work of the young Richard Serra who too pushed materials to their limits in order to redefine shape and space.


REESE GALLERY: Friday, 14 October, 2016

Artists Opening Reception: Friday,10.14.16 from 6pm to 9pm

Reese Gallery is pleased to present artists Michael Krueger and Alex Reed in "Non-Doing," an exhibition exploring making in the moment. With lightness and detachment, artist Michael Krueger creates paintings and drawings that tap into the greater flow of life. Designer and ceramic sculptor Alex Reed brings this very methodology to his studio practice, leaving the viewer with gentle epiphanies. Non-Doing refers less to inaction but to an unhindered experience of now.  

"...Use [the] mind like a mirror - going after nothing,
welcoming nothing, responding but not storing. ~ Chuang-tzu 

Artists will be present for the reception.  REESEgallery is located in the Cherokee Arts Neighborhood, just off of Antique Row on Wisconsin Avenue.  This event is free and open to the public.
Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis | MO | 63118
Exhibition Run: 10.14.6 to 11.12.16
Hours:1-4pm Wednesday & Saturday during exhibition run or
Call for appointment at: 314.954.7638

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 10 November 2016

Van McElwee, Still from Travel Dream
Opening Reception: Thursday night, November 10, 2016, from 5 to 9 pm.
Exhibitions Dates: November 10 – December 23, 2016.

KAHLIL IRVING: Undocumented
ANN WIMSATT: Not a Passive Journey
MICHAEL JANTZEN: Deconstructing My Chairs
VAN McELWEE: Travel Dream

Chris Kahler presents a new exhibition of recent paintings titled “METAPHEMERAL.” The new series offers a unique body of work emerging from the questioning of linear possibilities and systematic process. The new work pertains to the concepts of destruction and regeneration, and the rhythm of emerging forms. Kahler’s exploration of negative space, light, and intersecting planes has resulted in arresting juxtapositions of biomorphic and ephemeral forms. Similar to previous works he explores the “boundaries between physical and psychological time, between phenomena and the variable conceptual filters for understanding them.”

Kahlil Irving presents an exhibition titled “Undocumented.” The series explores the history of decorative ceramics, racism, and sculpture. Undocumented is a series that is culminating in Irving’s first solo exhibition at the Bruno David Gallery. Thinking through sculpture, Irving uses the ceramic multiple to be metonymic signifier of bodies. This is an interpretation of marching, congregations of people, or even a family reunion. Blackness is infinity; it is strength, it is power. Most recently, his work utilizes clay as a medium to encapsulate truths to last forever. Irving wants to challenge historical notions of colorism, structural barriers that separate communities, and objects that exist within those communities.

In the Front Room, the gallery presents a series of new prints titled “Not a Passive Journey” by Ann Wimsatt. Ann Wimsatt begins her work with a journey, traveling to important cities around the globe where she makes small ink and watercolor paintings of the city’s iconic public plazas and skylines. She then brings the works back to her studio for further scale and color investigations. Her compositions gain their unique emotional resonance through a nuanced layering of plein-air painting beneath a series of digital modulations. As the meaning and significance of cities is often hidden in generations of continual construction, likewise, the complexity of Wimsatt’s final prints reflect the enduring resilience of the cities she represents, alongside a contemporary narrative about the physical process of making paintings.

In the Media Arts Room, the gallery presents a video work “Travel Dream” by Van McElwee. An alchemy occurs when the outer world is transformed into video: it becomes mind-stuff. McElwee carries this process forward by questioning the nature of mediated reality, exploring time and dimensionality and by weaving fragments of the world into new patterns. His work is to create experiences that allow viewers to see and hear in new ways and that resonate in memory like a tuning fork. In this way video can enjoy the same freedom as painting and music; it can be something, not just about something.

In the Sculpture Room, the gallery presents “Swing” by Sarah Harford. Swing is a sculpture installation depicting a chandelier structure stranded with broken headlight and taillight plastic. The artist harvested these shards from the casted metal bodies that were once extensions of our lives, traded in for newer and updated versions of ourselves. A light timer switch, used to deter home invaders, signifies the imagery of headlights performing as household appliances. As the sequenced lighting ignites the suspended object, fractured shadows scatter across the space. This effect intends to unveil the presence of violence by challenging the viewer’s understanding of their everyday realms though the manipulation of structure and material.

In the Photo Room, the gallery presents a series of prints titled “Deconstructing My Chairs” by Michael Jantzen. Deconstructing My Chairs, is a series of photomontages that are part of a larger series of photomontages that visually deconstruct parts of the real world that we normally think of as stable and familiar. The images were randomly cut into pieces, and pasted back together in ways that reconstruct the original images into completely new forms. The new forms attempt to suggest ways in which the original chairs might take on new fanciful functions, as well as new hybrid images. The challenge is to retain just enough of the original chair image, so that the viewer can maintain some kind of a reference point of departure from it, to something new.

Wednesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm (Starting November 11, 2016)

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63105

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 21 October 2016

Persuasive Politics 2016: 
Presidential Campaign Memorabilia

October 21 – December 30, 2016  Community GalleryOpening Reception Friday October 21th, 5-9pm

Reception parking is available at the Canisius lot located at the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and Spring Avenue. 

Centuries of presidential memorabilia are contained in this impressive collection of presidential memorabilia. A George Washington coat button; an “I Like Ike”  paper cup; and a Votomatic voting machine (with butterfly ballots) used in the 2000 presidential election in Palm Beach, Florida, are among the over 700 campaign items ranging from the historic and stoic to the contemporary and whimsical.

he Persuasive Politics 2016 exhibit contains part of the extensive collection of presidential campaign memorabilia of Cecelia and U.I. "Chick" Harris, who graciously donated the collection to the Saint Louis University Museum of Art in 2007. The sole restriction was that the collection be available to the metropolitan St. Louis community during a presidential election year. It is meant first to encourage participation in the political life of the nation and to encourage interest in history and the remarkable imagination of the American people.

Regular hours are 11a.m. to 4p.m., Wednesday to Sunday, and 11a.m. to 8p.m. on the first Friday of the month. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Saint Louis University Museum of Art
on the campus of Saint Louis University
3663 Lindell Boulevard. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Metropolitan Artist Lofts:Friday, 4 November 2016

Join us this November 4th, from 6-9 pm for Art at the Met's First Friday exhibition. 

This month's exhibit will focus on social and political awareness and we will also feature two series from resident artist, DeAnna Michele, "African:American" and "Minority Report." There will be a talk with the artist at 7:30 and spoken word performance right after. 

The gallery is located on the first floor of the Metropolitan Artist Lofts at 500 Grand Blvd, across from the Fox Theatre in Grand Center. 

Metropolitan Artist Lofts:Friday, 4 November 2016

Friday, October 07, 2016

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 21 October 2016

October 21st - December 3rd
Opening Reception Friday, October 21st 5-8 p.m.

Duane Reed Gallery is excited to present the work of glass artist duo Pohlman Knowles and ceramic artist Lindsay Pichaske. Pleasantly unexpected and visually gripping, Pohlman Knowles features a body of work combining photography with elegantly hot and cold sculpted glass forms. Similarly, Pichaske takes an unanticipated approach to her ceramic work, covering each lovingly crafted life-like animal form with an unconventional material that gives each piece an individual personality and identity.

POHLMAN KNOWLES - Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles began their collaboration in 1992. Using a variety of materials in their rich assemblages, the artists achieve a fine sense of formal balance while simultaneously establishing a narrative that embodies the stories of the cultures and people they encountered in their travels.

LINDSAY PICHASKE - Since 2010, Pichaske achieves a believable sense of life that creates an intersection between the familiar and the strange, investigating the shared space in this duality while creating empathy for beings that are not human.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 14 October 2016

Featured artist Natalie Avondet
Natalie Avondet describes her artwork as "calm and compelling."

"Selfies"opens on Friday, Oct. 14 with a reception from 6-9 pm.  

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

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Darkroom: Friday, 7 October 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

May Gallery: Friday, 30 September 2016

T Ann Tolin: The Nature of Seeing

30 September - 28 October 2016

with a talk by Ms. Tolin Friday 30 September, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123

Opening Reception Friday, 30 September, 5-7 pm

Listen to Ann talking about her work!

Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm.

The May Gallery
ssecond floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building
8300 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves MO 63119

Foundry: Friday, 30 Sept 2016

Join us at the opening reception of Soapbox
September 30, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Juror Michael Fischerkeller
Juror's Talk 5:30 - 6:00 PM

This exhibition invited the artist to "get on their soapbox" and to speak about issues that impact and influence them. Soapbox presents a visual discussion on a broad range of topics, including politics, medicine, morality, religion, societal issues, and causes. With 54 works from 42 different artists, Soapbox assembles a chorus of voices and viewpoints in Gallery I & II from September 30 - November 11, 2016.

This Digital Life : Inside and Out
Vonda Yarberry
Going Solo Exhibition

Assembled Memories
Bruce Alves III
Emerging Artist Series

Free and open to the public

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 1 October 2016

"Mix Tape" exhibition   
Free reception this Saturday evening,
October 1, 2016, 6-8 p.m.

OCTOBER 1-27, 2016   

We invite you to join us at Art Saint Louis for our next exhibition in the Gallery, "Mix Tape." This new show opens with a FREE reception this Saturday evening, October 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.  
Graphic design by Kathy Duffin

"Mix Tape" features 46 artworks by 36 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. Featured are artworks in a variety of styles, techniques and media including ceramics, drawing, mixed media, paintings, pastel, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and more.
The exhibit is presented October 1-27, 2016 and is free and open to the public. A free opening reception will be held on Saturday evening, October 1, 6-8 p.m. ALL are welcome. Please feel free to share this email with friends and feel free to bring friends with you to the gallery and reception. For PARKING recommendations, please refer to item at bottom of this eblast. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays. 

Adam Schicker-Indie Image StL Photography, St. Louis, MO. I Was There. 2015. Photograph on Metal, 16"x24". $300.

"Mix Tape" is a juried exhibition featuring artworks that are about, or influenced by, all genres of music or that are about/or influenced by musicians. Artworks are about music of any genre-from classical to classic rock, country to jazz, hip hop to folk. Artworks are also about, or influenced by, musicians-from Clara Schumann to Beyoncé, Johannes Brahms to The Clash-anyone who has written a score, recorded a song, made music. The resulting exhibition is a visual mix tape. Take a sneak peek at our exhibition in our Facebook album here.

Serving as Jurors for our "Mix Tape" exhibition are Cat Pick and Eddie Silva. Cat Pick is a fixture of the St. Louis music community with her on-air program, Emotional Rescue, on KDHX 88.1 FM. Cat has been with with station since 1989. Cat is a music writer and co-creator of the Married With Music podcast. She is also an artist and owner of TinyMontgomery and has been creating original designs and selling at area festivals and shows since 2005. Eddie Silva is External Affairs and Publications Manager for the St. Louis Symphony, where he has worked since 2003. Silva interviews musicians for broadcast on St. Louis Public Radio, writes the STL Symphony Blog and Playbill, and collaborates with arts and media organizations including Carnegie Hall, amongst other projects. Prior to joining SLSO, Eddie was Arts & Culture writer for Riverfront Times, where his writing included fine art, architecture, and music, as well as investigative reporting and criticism. At the end of September, Eddie will begin a new position as Communications Specialist for Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

36 FEATURED ARTISTSDustin Basler, St. Louis; Brent Becker, Wentzville, MO; Scott Black, Fenton, MO; Robert Boston, St. Louis; Jim Burwinkel, St. Louis; Blake Carroll, Imperial, MO; Dave Carter, Cape Girardeau, MO; Jen Collins, University City, MO; Tricia Coyle, Webster Groves, MO; John Dobson, St. Louis; Kathy Duffin, Bridgeton, MO; Lawrence Duffy, St. Charles, MO; Dara Eskridge, St. Louis; Dina Fachin, St. Louis; Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO; Neil Fitzpatrick, St. Louis; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; Sean Hoisington, Chesterfield, MO; Ann Tygett Jones, St. Louis; Rafi Katz, St. Louis; Greg Kluempers, Florissant, MO; Cullen Miller, Webster Groves, MO; Elizabeth Moore, St. Louis; Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO; Lee Pierce, Decatur, IL; Samuel Preston, Wood River, IL; Michelle Rigell, St. Louis; John Salozzo, Olivette, MO; Adam Schicker, St. Louis; Dana Richard Smith, St. Louis; Den Smith, Green Park, MO; Dennis Smith, Chesterfield, MO; Kerry Smith, Edwardsville, IL; Bruce Toulmin, St. Louis; Terry Vermillion, Kirkwood, MO; Shawn Wedel, St. Louis. 
Please join us at Art Saint Louis on Saturday, October 15, at 11 a.m. and meet some of the featured artists in "Mix Tape" as they discuss their featured works on view in our exhibit, talk about their inspiration, the media that they use to create their artworks, and the various techniques that they employ to make their unique form of artwork.
Guests can enjoy complimentary coffee tastings courtesy of the Art Saint Louis cafe while visitors & artists walk through the gallery talking about artworks & viewing the exhibition. Featured artists may also bring in samples of their other works or even present a brief demo of their media & techniques. This event is FREE & open to the public.

The artists who will be talking about their artworks on October 15 are Bob Boston, John Dobson, and Rafi Katz.

GALLERY HOURS FREE & Open to the Public. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & major holidays 

Art Saint Louis Gallery & Café
at the Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Monday, September 26, 2016

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 7 October 2016

Cuba through the lens and illustrations of
Robert Bullivant and Carlos Zamora.

October 7, 2016 – November 11, 2016

Friday, October 7th: Opening reception 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Bullivant Gallery
3321 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 865- 0077

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Bonsack Gallery: Thursday, 6 October 2016

Abbaye de Fontenay, France, 8 x 12 inches, gelatin silver print, 1988

Martin Schweig: A Retrospective

Third-generation St. Louis photographer Martin Schweig will show a retrospective of his work in the Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School from Thursday, October 6, through Tuesday, January 3. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on October 6. 
Schweig retired as director of the Martin Schweig Studio and Gallery in 2002. The studio was founded by his grandfather, Morris Schweig, in 1892, and continued under his father, Martin Schweig Sr. A gallery was added in 1954. Schweig joined the business and continued in the family tradition — documenting the lives of some of St. Louis’ most prominent citizens. 
Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public. 
The Bonsack Galleryon the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO, 63124. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

May Gallery: Friday, 23 September 2016

Erika Ritzel
It's Hard to Find Home Again

26 August - 23 September 2016
with a talk by Ms. Ritzel Friday 23 September, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Reception for the Photographer Friday, 23 September, 5-7 pm

Listen to Erika talking about her work!

and in the Small Wall Gallery, Photo I Invitational

The May Gallery is located on the second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building at 8300 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves MO 63119. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm. May Gallery events are free and open to the public. Please join us!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Forest Park Forever: Saturday, 24 September 2016

The reception for  Artist in Residency with Forest Park Forever.
September 24th on the corner of West Pine and Grand Dr in Forest Park from 11-2pm. There will be free food, music, and a tour of the sculpture.

There will be food from Snarfs, music from a local band Mt. Thelonious, and the artist, Madeline Marak, on site to continue the installation of the piece. Park patrons are asked to place a metal structure in the ground to "frame" a section of the park that they want to focus on. More info on the event is on the Facebook event here:

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sculptureworks Ferguson: Sunday, 18 September 2016

Seven person art showcase at Sculptureworks Ferguson for the Summer Review for the residency artists at Paul Artspace.  The opening for the exhibition is Sunday the 18th 3-6PM.  Come for the arts, poetry reading, and have a beer! 

Featuring the work of:John Dorsey, Katya Grokhovsky, Aleta Lanier, Lizzy Martinez, Miwa Neishi, Daniel Stumeier, Joe Ziolkowski.
Sculptureworks Ferguson830 South Florissant RoadFerguson, Missouri 63135

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 30 September 2016

See the FAB FOUR - 4 new guest artists for a limited engagement at Clayton Fine Art Gallery.

Reception - September 30th 6-9 p.m.

Kim Kienbusch Cliffe
Bold Energetic Horses and Beautifully Detailed Florals

Ron Vivod
Unique Photodigital Art - Moody and thoughtful pieces

Sue Schmidt
Brilliantly colored abstract palette knife oils

Linda Payne
Delicate Landscapes in Oil on Canvas

Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 N. Bemiston
Clayton, MO 63105

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 7 October 2016

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 23 September 2016

William Morris: Coded Time September 23 - October 22

Opening Reception September 23 from 6 to 8pm
Artist lecture to correlate with the exhibition at noon on September 23 Sverdrup room 101 on Webster University Campus

The title of William Morris’s exhibition comes from the term time code, the visual measurement of synchronous events in time recorded onto video.  Its initial use was to be a guide during the process of combining audio with video, or to mark events on video at specific points.  Its role in linear videotape editing was of crucial importance, but with the advent of non-linear editing the time code became anachronistic. The exhibition will include five video works, each related in some way to the idea of coded time, sequential or otherwise.  Additionally graphic diagrams and technical notes dating back to 1988 and linked to Morris’s recent video works will illustrate the passage of time and the artist’s own involvement with the evolution of video technology.

All events are free and open to the public. The Hunt Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm during the duration of the exhibitions.

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63119

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 9 September 2016

"Music to my Eyes"
 Everyone is invited to our gallery party Friday, Sept. 9th from 5 to 9pm.

Gallery Reception!

Friday, Sept. 9. 5 to 9pm.
Come by, have a glass of wine and visit with the artists!

This is a free event and open to the public. Everyone is invited! 

Green Door art gallery21 North GoreWebster Groves, MO 63119