Monday, July 09, 2018

Houska Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2018

Contemporary Prints at Houska Gallery
Opening Reception Friday, July 20, 5-8pm
Show runs through September 8th.

Houska Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring a variety of approaches to printmaking. Artists include Laura Berman, Bethanie Irons, Carly Kurka, Lillian Stephen, and Sonya Williams.

Exhibition curated by Jessica Mannisi.
Houska Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 496-1377

Arcade Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2018

The exhibition opening, free and open to the public, will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 20. Doors open for a fashion show at 6 p.m. The fashion show begins at 7:30 p.m.but tickets are required. Ticket prices for the fashion show range from $20 to $50.
The immersive show is titled “Manology II.” The fashion show will feature five “couture-esque” fashion designs for men and is intended to explore the concept of the “whole man” and the “prisons” that prevent them from attaining “wholeness.”
As a backdrop to the fashion show, the production will feature the artworks of Vaughn Davis, whose work is best known for its sizable died canvas. Basil Kincaid also will have works featured in the show. Kincaid often uses multimedia quilts and installations to address subjects such as identity, race, freedom and the African diaspora. 
The show is sponsored in part by Webster University's Department of Art, Design and Art History.  Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am-4 pm, Wednesdays & Fridays 4 pm-8:30 pm.
The Art Gallery at Webster University's Gateway Campus
Arcade Building 
812 Olive St.
St. Louis

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2018

Brian Smith, See You Sea, 2018, oil paint on canvas, 60" x 52"

Brian Smith & Jeremy Brooks
July 20 - August 31, 2018
Opening Reception Friday, July 20th, 5 to 8 PM

BRIAN SMITH “The act of painting is a vital experience. I see my art as a record of the subconscious and the painting process. The result is an interaction of imagined forms and spaces. Each work is intuitively developed through a personal method and logic. The reactions I have to the natural world and to the art that inspires me inform their meaning.” Bold shapes of color and texture interact with pattern and collage to form the likeness of places found in the natural world. The dynamic play of space welcomes the viewer into scenes that are open to interpretation in this new solo exhibition.

JEREMY BROOKS “For the past five years a portion of my research has fixated around a unique blend of clay materials that possess qualities of elasticity rather than qualities of plasticity…to put it plainly, it behaves more like rubber than clay, and sets up very quickly once the components are measured and mixed. Within this short working window, I extrude it into long coils or roll it into paper thin slabs…A coil made of this clay can easily be tied into a tight knot. This method may be used to join different pieces together, or the clay can be crocheted, knitted, or woven into more dynamic forms."

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

U City Library Gallery: Friday, 6 July 2018

On Trails
Caroline Philippone

2 - 28 July 2018
Reception Friday July 6, 6-8 pm
Artist talk 7 pm

U City Library Gallery
6701 Delmar Blvd.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Gretchen Brigham Gallery: Saturday, 21 July 2018

Mary Martin: Gardens of Grace

Opening Reception Saturday July 21, 2018, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Exhibit Dates July 19 - August 12, 2018

Experience the grace and peace of nature as you stroll through mixed media and collage gardens of poppies, roses, dogwoods and magnolias, and wander by water lilies, willows and wisteria.

Hours Sunday - Friday. Please call 314.361.8844 for specific daily hours.
Parking and Entrance are behind the church off Union Blvd and Enright Ave.

Gretchen Brigham Gallery
Union Avenue Christian Church
733 Union Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Norton's Fine Art & Framing: Saturday, 30 June 2018

Art in the Afternoon: Pat Brokaw - A Printmaking Retrospecting
Saturday, June 30th, 12 - 6

Patricia Brokaw will offer 30 pieces of original art at her first solo art show in over three years.  Brokaw is a master of the reduction block technique. Meet Pat Brokaw during the Afternoon Opening (Sat, June 30th: 12-6), enjoy complementary wine and hors d’oeuvres as she explains her fine art process, relief block printmaking.

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 6.

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 13 July 2018

Green Door art gallery proudly presents “Water, Water Everywhere” featuring Steve McAlevey’s detailed pencil drawings, Michael Aaron McAllister’s embroidered portraits, the fiber art of Ana Sumner, Tar Art by Barbara Marshall and the watercolor animals of Mary Burns, along with the art of 30 resident artists. July 5 thru August 29, 2018.

Opening Reception: Friday, July 13, 2018  Time: 5 – 8:30 pm.

Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm- Closed Monday and Tuesday

21 N. Gore
Webster Groves near St. Louis
(314) 402-1959

Monday, June 18, 2018

projects+gallery: Friday, 29 June 2018

Maïmouna Guerresi’s AISHA IN WONDERLAND at projects + gallery
June 29 – July 28, 2018
The show will open on June 29, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

The New Yorker called Guerresi’s images “simultaneously disconcerting and serene.” Aisha in Wonderland is an allegorical journey centered on themes dear to Guerresi regarding the charm and value of the mystic and veiled body. It is a representation of the spiritually strong woman who, through her firm sense of self, is able to dissolve distinctions between masculine and feminine genres while also dispelling stereotypes associated with Islam.

The exhibition developed around the concept of inner identity and communication as critical to freedom of expression and narrative path. The different dimensions of the photographic works and their position in the exhibition space recall the proportions of Alice in the famous novel, wherein she becomes big or small depending on her fantastical encounters and experiences.

Guerresi’s new series explores the theme of equilibrium through a metaphysical and surreal interpretative key, articulated by means of two different techniques: the sculptural installation and the photographic installation. The protagonists of the photographs walk or stop in unusual spaces, appropriating new physical and spiritual faculties.

For over twenty years, Guerresi’s poetic work has been about empowering women, bringing together individuals and cultures in an appreciation for the shared humanity that transcends psychological, cultural, and political borders.

Open Wednesday – Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm 

4733 McPherson Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108 USA (314) 696-8678

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 22 Jun2 2018

June 22 – July 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 22nd 5 – 7 pm
William Shearburn Gallery is pleased to present Dean Kessmann: Utilitarian Abstraction, from June 22nd to July 27th, 2018 with an opening reception on Friday, June 22nd from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibition explores the materiality of mass-produced products and consumer culture through re-presentation and re-contextualization of usually overlooked utilitarian printing marks on package design. Through a process of high-resolution scanning and digitizing that retains imperfections such as glue, tears, and other blemishes of packaging, Kessmann points viewers to reflect on the messy materiality of consumer products in a digital age. Kessmann simultaneously asks us to consider the relationship between consumer driven popular culture and abstraction in high art by enlarging, reprinting, and presenting these images within an art context.
William Shearburn Gallery665 S. Skinker Blvd.St. Louis, MO 63105

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 16 June 2018

June 16-July 19, 2018 

Please join Art Saint Louis for our Summer 2018 exhibit, "Honor Awards 2018," featuring artworks by ten Award-winning regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. The 48 artworks featured in this exhibition include ceramic sculpture, handcast paper, mixed media, painting, and photography.

The exhibit is presented June 16-July 19, 2018  and is free and open to the public. A free opening reception will be held NEXT Saturday evening, June 16, 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays. Closed for 4th of July holiday & weekend. 

Our "Honor Awards" exhibition is an annual exhibit presented so that our Award of Excellence-winning artists from the previous year's juried exhibitions have an additional opportunity to show their newest or more recent works and potentially have those works curated into a special ten-artist exhibition in the ASL Gallery.

Although this is a curated exhibit, it is still also a competitive. For this year's exhibit, 19 St. Louis regional artists were eligible to submit works for curating and consideration--those artists earned Awards of Excellence in our 2017 juried exhibits here at Art Saint Louis. Our Exhibit Curator, Brian D. Smith, considered 139 artworks in all media by those 19 artists, and his main role was to select only ten artists and the specific artworks by those artists to be exhibited for the final show.

Curator Brian D. Smith

Bruce Alves, Wentzville, MO; Rick Battram, Town & Country, MO; Ken Clay, Maplewood, MO; John DenHouter, Edwardsville, IL; Linda Horsley, St. Louis; Garry McMichael, St. Louis; Alex Paradowski, St. Louis; Mark Schatz, Lake St. Louis, MO; James Wilson, Farmington, MO

Art Saint Louis Gallery & 
Catalyst Coffee Bar
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Art at the Station: Saturday, 9 June 2018

Art at the Station Presents in June

In June 2018, Art at the Station will feature the work of Women in Focus St. Louis, an artist-initiated organization of women photographers who have joined together to support and promote the photographic arts. 

The exhibit runs June 4 through 30, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 9, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., all at the Kirkwood Train Station. 

Art can be viewed when the Station is open for passengers.

Kirkwood Train Station
110 W. Argonne Drive
corner of Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Norton's Fine Art:

Art in the Afternoon: Pat Brokaw - A Printmaking Retrospecting 
Saturday, June 30th: 12 - 6
Show runs through August 4th

Patricia Brokaw will offer 30 pieces of original art at her first solo art show in over three years. 
Meet Pat Brokaw during the Afternoon Opening (Sat, June 30th: 12-6), enjoy complementary wine and hors d’oeuvres as she explains her fine art process, relief block printmaking.

Tuesday - Saturday: 10 - 6

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

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Dark Room at The Grandel: Friday, 1 June 2018

Join us for the opening of Ben Kaplan's Anodize exhibit at The Dark Room.
Friday at 6 PM - 9 PM

The evening will feature three musical acts including Kaplan's group Hasty Drinks The Tiger's Heart.
6-8pm: Ptah Williams
8-10pm: Hasty Drinks The Tiger's Heart
10-12pm: Jesse Gannon

Benjamin Kaplan is a St. Louis-based multi-disciplinary artist working in film, sound, light, installation, the occasional performance, and flat stuff on paper. Kaplan newest project is ‘Hasty Drinks the Tiger's Heart’, a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Rick Deja. Their debut release, “La suprématie de l'amour,” is an homage to and remix of Love Supreme, John Coltrane's sacred rumination on love and gratitude.

Dark Room at The Grandel
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis 63103

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 1 June 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 8 June 2018

ANN WIMSATT Keep it With You
LISA BULAWSKY Everything Is Still Happening

June 8 – July 27, 2018
Opening Reception & Meet the Artists:
Friday, June 8, 2018, from 5 to 8 pm
Artists Talk: Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 4 pm

Ann Wimsatt presents a new series of prints examining the way that iconic architecture lives as fragments, in the individual and collective mind, across time. Multi-disciplinary artist Lisa Bulawsky presents a new series of works using the printed mark as a foundational metaphor for history that is marked by ruptures and continuities of time.

Her work is an exploration of her interest in the way we individually and collectively experience iconic architecture in our memory and imagination. In this new work, she has taken her detailed architecture paintings and set them as fragments in a flowing, imagined space. Per the habits of her architecture work, she has worked back and forth between the real (actual drawing and painting), and the surreal, (computer-aided drawing, painting and printing). The new work continues to examine the way that iconic architecture lives as fragments, in the individual and collective mind, across time. She is a painterly abstractionist whose work widens the boundaries of contemporary representation.

Lisa Bulawsky presents an exhibition of new works on paper titled “Everything Is Still Happening.” Everything Is Still Happening exhibits Bulawsky’s recent and ongoing body of work, NP-C (amor fati). This is a series of collages that considers time as a broken lens, not linear or cyclical but kaleidoscopic. All works in the series are generated from elements of past studio works, invoking forgotten histories. Handprinted works are cut up and collaged onto inkjet prints of newsprint backing sheets – byproducts of the printmaking process. Each collage is a navigation of the terrain suggested by the newsprint image – the color, marginalia, and residue found there. Each collage is also an intervention into the past by current events, both inside and outside of the studio, in the time and place of their making – St. Louis, Missouri between 2015 and the present, 2018.

Public Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105

COCA: Saturday, 25 August 2018

Edo Rosenblith: Let Me Help You Make A Mural
June 9, 2018 - August 25, 2018

Edo Rosenblith will guide COCA visitors of all ages in creating a site-specific mural, blurring the distinction between artist and audience. Inspired by Rosenblith’s signature black and white wall drawings, the mural will reflect the thoughts, ideas, opinions and expectations expressed through collective visual impressions on COCA’s Millstone Gallery walls. Let Me Help You Make A Mural serves as a visual call and response that evolves over time, where the audience is invited to join the artist in creating a mural. The exhibition marks Rosenblith’s first time-based and community-collaborative work.

Curated by Yvonne Osei, Curator in Residence at COCA, the intention of this exhibition is to dissolve the boundaries between the artist’s private studio and the gallery space, inviting the public to become active participants in both the production and consumption of art.

Meet the Artist Edo Rosenblith at COCA on the following dates:
COCA Community Open House: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11am – 1pm
Drawing Marathon: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 2-4pm
Drawing Marathon: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2-4pm
Exhibition Closing:  August 25, 2018, 5:30-8:00pm

Friday, May 18, 2018

the Gallery Within: Saturday, 29 May 2018

A Visual Dialog: The art of John Foster Dyess

Join Us for the Art Opening and Reception
Sun. May 20, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm

exploring themes of freedom, wonder, nature and more, accompanied by complimentary lyrics,
poetry, literature and scripture.

Gallery hours Tues-Fri 9 am-3 pm, Sun 9 am -noon

the Gallery Within
Webster Groves Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
1320 W. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63122

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Houska Gallery: Friday, 25 May 2018

Julie Malone: Chroma Glow
Opening Reception Friday, May 25, 5-9pm

Houska Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by artist Julie Malone, featuring all new paintings with an interactive twist.

As a colorist, her abstract landscapes push the boundaries of color theory, creating depth and movement that engage the viewer and allow for emotional connections.

Show runs through July 14th.

Houska Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 496-1377

Houska Gallery:: Saturday, 19 May 2018

Peter Manion: La Fragua to Vermont: Works on Paper
Closing Reception and Artist Talk
Saturday, May 19, 1- 4pm

Houska Gallery presents a closing reception and artist talk by exhibiting artist Peter Manion. Enjoy new works on paper that have been added for this event while hearing the artist’s impetus for this series.

La Fragua to Vermont: Works on Paper features work by Peter Manion created during his residencies in La Fragua, Belalcazar, Spain, and the Vermont Studio Center. Needing a “flip of the switch” creatively, these experiences provided the isolation Manion needed to reemerge with a new artistic purpose. It was in La Fragua that he started to experiment with his felt and plaster sculptures - allowing him to reexamine his practice as a whole and create a new pace and vocabulary from which to work.

“These works are, in a way, a spirited approach to cataloguing my artist journey; my realization of creative freedom - freedom from a system I had placed upon myself years before. I’ve found my artistic voice, and now is the time to shout it out from this place from which I was born.”

Houska Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 496-1377

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 8 June 2018

Opening Night Friday, June 8, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Open Gallery Saturday, June 9, 11:00 am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

Visiting Artist Talk Saturday, June 9, Baron Wolman from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
(Tickets Required, see link below)

Forever 27 is a photography exhibit and print sale that features icons of music and fine arts scene who we lost at the age of 27. Showing the photographs by Dean Chalkley (UK), Charles Peterson (Seattle), Mark Sink (Denver) and Rolling Stone's first Photo Editor/Photographer Baron Wolman.

Please join us for a lecture and Q&A with Barron Wolman on Saturday, June 9th at 1:00pm. Baron will speak about his life's work photographing some of the iconic musicians featured in Forever 27, along with many other music legends. This is a private event. Limited to 50 participants. Click Here for tickets to Baron's talk.

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

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May Gallery: Friday, 11 May 2011

11 May - 27 July 2018
Opening Reception Friday, 11 May, 5-7 pm

And in the Small Wall Gallery,
Josh Basco, Megan Griesenauer, Josh Tyler

We are presently under construction. The gallery may be accessed from the doors at the west end of the building, next to the Visual Art Studio and the Hunt Gallery.
Accessible entrances on Big Bend are marked by the construction crews.

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!

The May Gallerysecond floor, west wing, Sverdrup Building8300 Big Bend BoulevardWebster Groves MO 63119

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 11 May 2018

Opening reception Friday, May 11 6-8 pm
Juror Carol Cunningham 
Gallery Talk 5:30 - 6:00 PM 

Far more than interest or mere enthusiasm, obsession speaks of one’s deeper nature.  This all-media exhibition asks artists to dig into true passion - when the significance of a subject becomes immersive. Obsession can take many forms.  Collections and intense repetition are common examples of how a single object made multiple is physical manifestation of an obsession.  No matter how the artist views their own, or others’ obsessions, this exhibition invited artists to display their own interpretation of this concept.

Foundry Art Centre
520 N Main Center

St Charles, MO 63301

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 11 May 2018

The M.A. exhibition is Patricia Clark: Bound and Determined opens Friday evening in Hunt Gallery 5:00-7:00 PM. 

Clark’s exhibition of paintings and video is very thoughtful, timely and even provocative.  She has had a recent solo show of paintings at Bruno David Gallery.  Like all DADAH events the opening reception is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

UrbArts: Friday, 4 May 2018

Vashon through a Lens
Vashon High School student photography at UrbArts
Opening Reception, 6:00–8:00 pm, Friday, May 4
The exhibition runs from May 4 through May 27, 2018.

Vashon through a Lens, at UrbArts, this Friday, May 4. As part of the ongoing partnership between CAM and Vashon, Tiffany Sutton taught portrait photography to the students throughout their third quarter of instruction, beginning in January 2018. The work on view is the culmination of the students’ third quarter of art education through CAM.

Participating Vashon artists are Paige Wallace, Lewis Dickens, Kamia Williams, Tiona Robinson, Ryan Standley, Jamal Walters, Ahlaya Chavers, Daja Williams, Aubrey Logan, and Jessika Leatherberry.

Since August, 2017, CAM’s Learning and Engagement Department has partnered with Vashon, teaching two sophomore classes introductory art courses through project-based curricula. Vashon fits within CAM’s one-mile-radius initiative, in which staff and local artists work in neighboring schools. Under the leadership of Miriam Ruiz, CAM School and Community Programs Manager, and in coordination with Vashon teacher Tim Jennings, Vashon students have already exhibited their work at the Museum. For the final quarter at Vashon, Lizzy Martinez will instruct the students in mural art. CAM and Vashon High School have agreed to continue their partnership in 2018–19.

2600 N. 14th St
St. Louis, MO  63106

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Webster Groves Public Library: Friday, 4 May 2018

Opening reception exhibit on Friday, May 4, 6 p.m
Paintings and photographs by Tricia Coyle.

Tricia has had work in several juried exhibits, and won awards for her abstract photography.  Of this exhibit, she says, ‘I’m intrigued by minimal photography and finding simplicity in the ordinary. The photographs exhibited are categorized by the abandoned, old, and color. The abstract acrylic paintings are my interpretations of the photographs.’

Webster Groves Public Library
301 E. Lockwood Ave.

Webster Groves, MO 63119

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 25 May 2018

Michael Eastman: Southern light - photographs from Buenos Aires
Ethan Meyer: Descending Into Matter
Opening Reception Friday, MAY 25TH 5-8 pm.

Michael Eastman has established himself as one of the world’s leading contemporary photographic artists. The self-taught photographer is most recognized for his explorations of architectural form and the textures of decay, producing large-scale photographs unified by their visual precision, monumentality, and painterly use of color. Most recently, Eastman traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to capture some of the city’s most iconic interiors; the result of ambitious and extravagant architectural projects to boast its wealth during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. “[His] photographs present a complex tableaux of Buenos Aires’ vibrant history, juxtaposing the splendor of a bygone golden age with present-day realities.”

Ethan Meyer’s work is an obsession with densely intricate patterns that map the inner landscapes of consciousness. As the viewer attempts to chart the patterns, the overall effect is of a space that is both rhythmic and organic. Using markings that are frenetic and spatially dense, Meyer is able to create a web of color that is both transient and hypnotic. Exploring these “landscapes” becomes a visionary and thought provoking experience that plays with surface and organic overtones.

Duane Reed Gallery
ST LOUIS, MO 63108

Monday, April 30, 2018

Reese Gallery: Friday, 4 May 2018

UNCHARTED: a solo exhibition by artist Julie Snidle

Opening reception: May 4th, 2018 | 6-9 pm

In the upcoming solo exhibition, "Uncharted," encaustic painter Julie Snidle explores new territory. Her atmospheric compositions suggest a landscapes of inner discovery. 

"When we tell the universe what we want, the universe answers back, often in surprising and unexpected ways. As we move from what is familiar to that which is unknown, the myriad of intangible possibilities surrounds us in our thoughts and in our dreams. Not knowing for certain where we will land or when, puts us in a zone that is both unsettling and exhilarating. My work speaks to that zone of uncertainty, that feeling of distance before connection. " ~ Julie Snidle

Snidle is a Core Support Instructor and representative for R&F Handmade Paints based in Kingston, NY. Her work can be found in galleries and collections across the U.S. Reese Gallery is honored to present Julie Snidle and her painterly journey in her solo exhibition, Unhcharted.
Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63118

Friday, April 27, 2018

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 27 April 2018

Annual BA Art Exhibition: Exoteric Space
Opening Reception: Friday, April 27, 2018, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Shannon Carroll, Kendra Cross, Jared Davis, James Eveland, Andrew Gurney, Fatima Komic, Taylor Leighton, Jennifer LeRouge, Alex McClellan, Christel Presley, Alexsei Schiltz, Jordan Struckman, Tori Whatley

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Contemporary Art Museum: Friday, 11 May 2018

Summer Exhibitions
Friday, May 11
Public Reception 7:00–9:00 pm

Join us for the opening of CAM’s summer exhibitions featuring the 2018 Great Rivers Biennial winners Addoley Dzegede, Sarah Paulsen, and Jacob Stanley; Amy Sherald; and Claudia Comte, as well as work by New Art in the Neighborhood and LEAP Middle School students in the Education Gallery.

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 4 May 2018

2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening & Building the Future Celebration

Friday, May 4
5:30–7p member preview
7–9p public reception

The Kemper Art Museum closes for construction of a major expansion on May 22. Join us for one last celebration before the building is transformed!

This opening reception features thesis projects by the eighteen students in the graduating class of the Sam Fox School's Graduate School of Art as well as special festivities in honor of this exciting time in the history of the Museum.

Free and open to the public. Valet parking is available on the south side of Steinberg Hall on Forsyth Boulevard ($5; free for members). View additional parking information here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 27 April 2018


April 27, 2018 6-9 pm

Join us for the opening reception of the second of two exhibitions of work by first-year MFA students. Featuring work by Sarah Adcock, Sara Ghazi, Hattie Hardt, Lara Head, Meenakshi Jha, Rachel Kalman, Kevin McCoy, and Hugo Patao.

Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Ave.
St. Louis

Steinberg Hall Gallery: Thursday, 26 April 2018


April 26, 2018 5:30-7:30 pm
Steinberg Hall Gallery

Please join us for a public reception to celebrate the completion and exhibition of books, posters, animatics, and websites representing the culminating body of work for communication design seniors.

Students devote the spring semester to the research, development, and production of the seminar projects, some of which will evolve into published texts, product/program concepts, motion or web applications, or continued platforms of investigation and research.

Designers: Olivia Alchek, Laura Ancona, Dana Berger, Ji Young Byun, Claire Cofelice, Kristen DeMondo, Katie Ehrlich, Nicole Fox, Alex Hammarskjold, Shelby Hawkins, Chantal Jahchan, Maggie Jia, Wade Johnson, Katie Jundt, Klara Kobylinski, Jessie Kurz, Ji Lee, Edward Lim, Devon Litteral, Maya Mashkovich, Kelly McGuffog, Irina Pavlova, Angela Pu, Amanda Reiter, Sabrina Roberts, Kevin Schneider, Jordan Sturner, Rose Suna, Julia Thummel, Emma Thompson, Stephenie Wang, and Audrey Western.

Illustrators: Estar An, Alicia Chen, Ceili Ecker, Nancy Fang, Calvary Fisher, Andrew Kay, Alice Lee, Young Lee, Molly Magnell, Ruby Rose, So A Ryu, Katie Segel, Kimball Slade, Taylor Tuteur, Alice Wang, Kaitlin Yang, Madison Yang, and Jenny Yun.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Macklind Appliance: Saturday, 28 April 2018

4/13 - 4/28/2018
Featuring the works of Peter Manion, Helena Parriott, Gary Passanise, Cory Sellers, & Thomas Sleet

Wednesday, April 25, 6 - 9 pm: Evening Viewing  - Stop by to see the exhibition, stick around for light refreshments and art making

Saturday, April 28, 11 am - 1 pm: 
Closing Reception with Artists’ Talk

Macklind Appliance presents quarterly group exhibitions, thematically co-curated by Jenna Bauer and Jessica Mannisi: 5 works by 5 artists in an intimate studio gallery setting, each addressing a single word or idea. Pop-up exhibitions throughout the year will round out the exhibition program.

Gallery Hours by Appointment
Macklind Appliance 
5832 Macklind Avenue
St Louis, MO  63109


Fontbonne Fine Arts Gallery: Friday, 18 May 2018

Media in the Mix: A Group Exhibit, featuring the work of eight local mixed-media artists, will open at Fontbonne University on May 18. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibit runs through June 15.

The show is curated by Timothy Wagner.

Timothy Wagner works with a wide variety of mediums and his work reflects natural surroundings, spirituality and familiarity.

Brian Anderson captures images in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic and digital, as well as journaling life through his sketchbooks.

Katie Chilman pairs vintage photography with found objects to tell a unique multidimensional story.
Nancy Rice Early is an abstract landscape artist and muralist.  As a cancer and me too survivor, her work speaks to those who seek joy through strength.

Nancy Exarhu explores through mixed media the relation between two and three dimensions, between ceramics and painting, creating mini environments, with colorful clay houses that have neither floor nor roof.
Suzy Farren is a fiber and mixed-media artist whose intuitive work draws upon memory.

Chris Mundwiller has a fetish for vocabulary and social nuance.

Melinda Wagner incorporates mixed media into her work.  Her influences are drawn from life experiences, travel, family and love.

The Fontbonne Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday-Thursday 9 – 4, Friday 9-6, and Saturday noon – 4. It is closed on Sunday.

Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery
6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 18 May 2018

Reception at Green Door art gallery will be Friday, May 18, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:30 pm
“Artist’s Visions of San Miguel De Allende, Mexico”
Featuring realistic acrylics by Kim Kienbusch Cliff, jewelry within a 2D painting by Allison L. Norfleet Bruenger, the winners of Confluence Art Gallery’s Floral and Botanical Art Exhibition, abstracts by Jerie Rhode and art work by 30 other artists. The artwork will be available from May 6 thru June 29, 2018.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Macklind Appliance: Friday, 13 April 2018

Our inaugural exhibition, Heavy, features the works of Peter Manion, Helena Parriott, Gary Passanise, Cory Sellers, and Thomas Sleet. The opening reception will be held Friday, April 13th, from 7-10pm.

Macklind Appliance presents quarterly group exhibitions, thematically co-curated by Jenna Bauer Jessica Mannisi: 5 works by 5 artists in an intimate studio gallery setting, each addressing a single word or idea. Pop-up exhibitions throughout the year will round out the exhibition program.

There will be a closing reception and artist talk on Saturday, April 28th from 11 am to 1 pm.  

Gallery hours by appointment.

Macklind Appliance
5832 Macklind Ave.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

World Chess Hall of Fame: thursday, 12 April 2018

2018 Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception
April 12, 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm

Join us at the opening reception for Painted Pieces: Art Chess from Purling London, The Staunton Standard: Evolution of the Modern Chess Set and The Sinquefield Effect: The Resurgence of American Chess.

Painted Pieces features traditional Staunton chess sets transformed by celebrated contemporary artists into one-of-a-kind, hand-painted works. Featured artists include American painter Sophie Matisse, British artists Tom Hackney and Caio Locke, and influential street artists Thierry Noir and Mr Doodle, among others. #PaintedPieces

The Staunton Standard includes a spectacular array of Staunton and Staunton-style chessmen, which were first introduced to the public in September of 1849 and are still the international standard for tournament play. The exhibit showcases early Staunton chessmen as well as sets owned by famous players and those created for historic tournaments. #StauntonStandard

The Sinquefield Effect celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Saint Louis Chess Club and the rapid resurgence of chess in the United States. The exhibition includes artifacts, photographs and video, and explores the impact of Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield’s instrumental role in Saint Louis’ growing chess culture. #SinquefieldEffect

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, beer, and wine are available.  Patrons can also experience and play chess in virtual reality!

This is a free event, but RVSP's are encouraged. Please email or call (314) 367-9243.

World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Philip Slein Gallery: thursday, 26 April 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 26th, 5-8 PM
Exhibition runs through May 26th, 2018  

From purely performative work based on ideas only, to performative work based on drawings which act as rehearsal; from premeditated work executed impulsively, to premeditated work rigidly executed--abstract artists distill art to its essence, and conduct themselves with complete freedom in this surprisingly expansive universe. 

The artists in this show--Sharon Brant, Amy Feldman, Richard Kalina, Russell Maltz. David Row, Robert Sagerman, Kate Shepherd, Robert Swain, John Zinsser--pursue, in the words of Richard Kalina, "an investigation into a grammar of abstraction that takes into account formal strategies, wide-ranging references, and the set of ideas that have swirled around modernist painting and the art that followed it."  For some of these artists, as for Kalina, the pursuit allows for improvisation within premeditated systems; for others, improvisation is the system.

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108