Sunday, June 18, 2017

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 7 July 2017

Alicia Farris 
Green Door art gallery presents “Birthday Bash" 
reception Friday, July 7, 2017 from 5-9 pm

Featuring Alicia Farris’ watercolor paintings, fiber art byAnnie Scheumbauer, Mark Hurd’s brightly colored urban scenes, paintings by Vesna Delevska and jewelry by Julie Bell, Ellen Klamon and Pam Bohling, plus artwork by 30 other artists-Artwork available from July 5 until August 31, 2017.

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

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday, 24 June 2017


BRUNO DAVID GALLERY
OVERVIEW_2017 (Group Exhibition)
BUNNY BURSON: And Still I Rise (Window on Forsyth)
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 24 from 6 to 8 pm
June 24 - August 12, 2017

Summer Public Hours: Tuesday thru Friday Noon - 6 pm

7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Saint Louis 
Missouri  
63105

314-696-2377

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 17 June 2017


Sheldon Johnson, Eye of the World #50. 2017. Mixed Media on Canvas, 54"x56. $3,500

"Honor Awards 2017"
Free reception Saturday evening, June 17, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
June 17-July 20, 2017  

Please join Art Saint Louis for our Summer 2017 exhibit, "Honor Awards 2017," featuring artworks by ten regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. The 50 artworks featured in this exhibition include mixed media, paintings, photography, and printmaking.

Curator of the "Honor Awards 2017" exhibition was artist Joe Page, a nationally exhibited sculptor.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays, including Fourth of July holiday weekend.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Natalie Avondet, Manchester, MO; Stephen Da Lay, Shrewsbury, MO;
Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Sheldon Johnson, St. Louis; Suzanne Marshall, Clayton, MO;
Justin Henry Miller, Cape Girardeau, MO; Elizabeth Moore, St. Louis; Laura Schumpert, Cape Girardeau, MO; Dennis Smith, Chesterfield, MO; David M. Yates, Edwardsville, IL.

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

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Reese Gallery: Friday, 23 June 2017

SOLO EXHIBITION John K. Blair
Blues for Jim Crow
6-9pm

Please join for the upcoming solo exhibition Blues for Jim Crow, experimental photographer, John K. Blair, explores how historic anti-black laws have evolved into policies that define the systemic racism of today. By layering contemporary photographic portraits over and through scenes documenting violence and terror against people of color, Blair voices a very palpable fear. Questioning the direction forward, Blair's kaleidoscopic compositions, remind one of a compass seeking a metaphorical North in today's social climate. His photographic flashbacks suggest how the history of racial oppression continues to have a psychological and multi generational impact today. Many of these images are quite beautiful and all of them are powerful. However, some are terrifyingly brutal, and therefore may not be suitable for young children.

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

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis | MO | 63118
p :: 314.954.7638

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 2 June 2017


Vita Eruhimovitz, Desktop Everest (detail), 2017, digital model

Vita Eruhimovitz: Un/Virtual
June 2 from 5-7 p.m.
(galleries open until 9 p.m. for First Fridays in Grand Center)
On view through September 23.

This unprecedented exhibition for the Sheldon Art Galleries uses a combination of reality and video projection to explore the phenomenon of smart phone and tablet-mediated vision and our relationship to the landscape.



Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 9 June 2017

Opening Reception Friday, June 9, 2017 6-9 pm

The Music Seen: Beyond the Stage, is a photo exhibit featuring a diverse range of images from the past 75 years and includes iconic musicians (Elvis, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Jack White, Beck, etc.) performing on stage and in private settings. The Folk Music School will be hosting an open house, beer samples from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, and light appetizers provided by the Culinary Institute of St. Louis.  A silent auction with photographs donated from Michael Eastman, Baron Wolman and Roz Withers and will benefit The Ernest Withers Collection and KDHX Radio.  

Open Gallery Saturday,  June 10, 2017 11 am-3 pm

Bullivant Gallery
3321 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Duane Reed Gallery: Thursday, 8 June 2017

David Fratu, Celestial Divide, acrylic on wood,  48x48"

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.

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

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Friday, May 26, 2017

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 9 June 2017

Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: June 9 - July 22, 2017
Juror: Emily Eddins
Artists’ Reception & Awards Presentation with juror: June 9 from 5 - 8 pm
Gallery Talk with exhibiting artists: June 23 at 7 pm

The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents the Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition on June 9 - July 22, 2017. This juried all-media, all-styles, and all-content exhibit feature 50 artists from across the nation.The Artists’ Reception & Awards Presentation will take place on June 9 from 5 - 8 pm with the juror, Emily Eddins of Haw Contemporary gallery in Kansas City, MO. Cash prizes totaling $2000 will be awarded by the juror, including a $1000 Ann Metzger Prize. Exhibiting artists are from California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. During the opening reception, STLAG is debuting the ArtShop Trunk Show, featuring jewelry by Peggy Jacobsmeyer and functional, artful wood items by Tom Stauder.The St. Louis Artists' Guild exhibitions are free and funded in part by the Regional Arts Commission St. Louis, Missouri Arts Council, and the St. Louis Artists’ Guild members and patrons.

Laura Ahola-Young, Eldon Benz, Sarah Bernhardt, Aurelia Beye, Lon Brauer, Charles Christopher, Cathie Crawford, Cathie Crawford, Miguel de Aguero, Jo Jasper Dean, Rebecca DeGroot, Ted Denton, Robert Dill, Mihaela Dulea, Nir Dvorai, Debra Evans-Paige, Tracey Farmer-Luster, Suzy Farren, Maria Paz Gajardo, Barbara Handler, Donna Hasegawa, Rebecca Helton, Jennie Hible, Holly Holmes, CJ Hungerman, Tim Judge, Jan Kappes, Lani Kohoutek-Miller, Beth Lakamp, Andrew Leicht, Phyllis MacLaren, Ron McIlvain, Allen Morris, Kathryn Neale, Alex Paradowski, Pooja Pittie, Rosalinda Post-Lucas, Brett Prywitch, Bob Rickert, John Salozzo, Blake Sanders, Annie Scheumbauer, Steven Schroeder, Joanne Stremsterfer, Andrea Tharian, W. Max Thomason, Carl Valle, Ny Wetmore, Julie Wiegand, Madeline Winter, Barbara Zucker

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

St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 North Jackson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105
314-727-6266




Thursday, May 25, 2017

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 9 June 2017


Urban Wanderers- Through Their Eyes Art Exhibition
Stray Rescue 2017
June 9, 2017-July 23,2017
Opening Reception: Friday June 9, 2017, 5-8 pm
"The Tail End" Sunday, July 23rd: Lecture, 12-1 pm, Closing Reception, 1-4 pm

Stray Rescue's Urban Wanderers- Through Their Eyes Art Exhibit is one of the most creative, unique  and exciting fundraising events of  the year. But it's not the typical art show you've come to expect. This year, you will experience the rescued animal's thoughts, fears and hopes as interpreted by the artists based solely on the story of that animal's rescue. This raw exhibit will pull you into the streets where the animals were saved by incorporating actual artifacts taken from where the animals were rescued.

Over 80 artists tell the story of the plight of the street dogs and cats of St. Louis. And, as always, our rescued animals contributed to the show with their own works of art. All proceeds benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

"Paint-a-Pup Night" Thursday, June 22nd at 7 pm, Registration details at strayrescue.org

Parking for all events is available in the Canisius lot at Lindell Blvd. and Spring Ave, as well as along the street (St. Louis street parking)

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday, 24 June 2017

Exhibition: OVERVIEW_2017
Dates: June 24 – August 12, 2017
Opening Date: Saturday, June 24, 6-8 pm

OVERVIEW_2017 features more than 25 artists affiliated with the gallery. The artworks, mostly done in the last two years, will highlight the vitality and creativity of these artists. Bunny Burson’s installation “And Still I Rise” in WINDOW ON FORSYTH continues through August 12.

(Summer Hours) Tuesday through Friday 11 am – 6 pm

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

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


Winners of the soccer tournament claim trophy
<









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.