Monday, March 27, 2017

Wentzville Community Club: Friday, 31 March 2017

© Krista Frohling

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

Hours Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 5-8p

500 W. Main St.
Wentzville, MO

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pulitzer Arts: Saturday, 22 April 2017

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

On display through May 13

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



ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Pulitzer Arts: Saturday, 1 April 2017

Sat, Apr 1, 2017 3 pm Artist Reception

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

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

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

3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Knox Gallery: Friday, 28 April 2017

Friday, April 28th Knox Gallery Grand Opening
Opening day is April 1st.

2214 S. Big Bend Boulevard
Richmond Heights, MO

Webster Groves Library Gallery: Friday, 7 April 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 28 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Center
Saint Charles, Missouri

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 7 April 2017

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

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

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 24 March 2017

Friday, March 24th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Clayton Fine Art Gallery 
21 N Bemiston Ave
Clayton, MO

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 7 April 2017

Valerie Jaudon, Motet, 2016, oil on linen, 42 x 42 inches 
exhibition runs through MAY 20, 1017

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


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

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

The Philip Slein Gallery
 4735 McPherson Ave. [Central West End]

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 24 March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 31 March 2017

©   Krista Frohling, Dark hedges of Ireland, trees 

33March at Old Orchard Gallery by SLART
Opening Reception - Free & open to the Public -  Friday, March 31st, from 6 to 9 pm
Show runs from March 29th-April 9th

Old Orchard Gallery
39 South Old Orchard Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 30 March 2017

Bruno David presents 5 exhibitions by Carmon Colangelo, Jacob Laws, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Frank Schwaiger, and Monika Wulfers.
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 30, 2017, from 5 to 9 pm
Exhibitions Dates: March 30 – April 29, 2017
Gallery Talk with the artists: Saturday, April 22 at 4 pm

CARMON COLANGELO Here be Dragons: Below the Fold
JACOB LAWS Pilferage

In Gallery 1 and 2, the gallery presents an exhibition titled “Here be Dragons: Below the Fold” of recent prints by Carmon Colangelo. Here be Dragons: Below the Fold is an exhibition of monotype relief prints by Carmon Colangelo responding our current political environment and the precariousness of our contemporary condition waters in the age of social media. This series of work expands on Colangelo’s personal taxonomy of images and ongoing daily practice of mapping and recording ephemeral information to respond visually and physically to the notion of global connectivity and our networked communities. Derived from hand drawings and digital processes combined with chance operations, found materials and printing from discarded laser cut plates from architectural models, the result is a generative series of colorful, haptic and playful works intended to express ideas about the anxieties, fears, and instability experienced around the world. The phrase Here be Dragons, first appeared on the Lenox globe in 1510 as a marker for dangerous and uncharted waters ahead.

Carmon Colangelo is a pioneering printmaker whose work combines surrealism and abstraction with the exploration of art history, science, and technology. His imagery presents a playful odyssey that references the meta-narratives of art history and is contingent on the juxtaposition of utopian ideals of modernism with the aesthetics of surrealism and conceptual art. An enduring feature of Colangelo's work is the unraveling of free-floating symbols and texts in an aggressive exploitation of various print media. He challenges conventional readings, producing disorienting spatial topologies and striking visual poetics. His images may swing from the obsessively personal to the openly topical, allowing disparate formal structures and semiotics to inspire the production of remarkable forms that are somehow freed from the preceding visual context and grammar.

In Gallery 3, the gallery is pleased to present Jacob Laws’ “Pilferage,” an innovative view of the merging of art with design. The exhibition will feature the works of a wide range of artists represented by the gallery. His unique vision brings a connection between separate aesthetics in a collaboration that could otherwise seem like a collection of misfit pieces; instead, a transformation of space into a creation of wonder, fluidity and enlightenment. This success lies in connecting components and the space they inhabit in such a way as to create a growing, ever-evolving bond between design, individual, and art.

In Gallery 4, the gallery presents an exhibition of recent prints titled “On the Move” by Yvette Drury Dubinsky. Dubinsky is known for her innovative combinations of drawing, print, alternative photography, and found objects. In her latest series of prints, Dubinsky meditates on the change and destruction occurring now in Syria, a place where she traveled just before the beginning of the ongoing civil war, and where she is still in contact with friends. She makes collages and installations, skillfully integrating works on paper using a round format, with silhouettes’ figures within a map, and a sociopolitical relevance. Her artwork draws on her observations about the ongoing refugee’s displacement around the world.

In Gallery 5, the gallery presents a sculpture by Frank Schwaiger titled “Ondine.” Frank Schwaiger is currently having a solo exhibition “Recent Works” at our second location – Bruno David Projects. The location in The Grove is open by appointment only.

In the Window on Forsyth space, the gallery presents “Open Lights” by Monika Wulfers. This exhibition can be seen all day and all night from the outside and, will be on view through April 29, 2017. Monika Wulfers explores the concept of line in minimalist sculptures and paintings, as well as computer-generated images and constructs. Various representations of lines and shapes created by lines are seen in her work, which draws upon spatial and temporal constructs. She uses two and three dimensions to examine the line and our perception of it.

Wednesday 10 am – 5 pm Thursday 10 am – 7 pm Friday 10 am – 5 pm Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, and by appointment. Free parking is available at the indoor and outdoor parking structures behind the gallery via the Lee Avenue entrance Handicapped visitors should use the indoor parking by Lee Avenue entrance and use the elevator to First Floor. Metro St. Louis - Forsyth station is a 3 minute walk

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

Reese Gallery: Friday, 17 March 2017

Opening Reception: Friday March 17th from 6 pm to 9 pm
Exhibition Run: 3.17.17 to 4.19.17

The solo exhibition "IN SUPSPENSION is an exploration of volition and surrender. Occasionally growth involves the process of surrender - the uncomfortable, vulnerable state of giving your 'soul, essence, or intellectual Zeitgeist' over to another power, another philosophy, a teacher, a political agenda etc., in order to evolve to a new more illuminated place. I am curious to see what this surrendering, this choice to put one’s volition on hold, might physically look like, if one had to guess or imagine,"  states Laurel Panella.

Laurel Panella will be present at the opening. There will be light refreshment at this event which is free and open to the public.  Reese Gallery is located in the Cherokee Arts Neighborhood, just off of Antique Row.  
Hours: 1 - 4 pm Wed and Sat during exhibition run, or call for an appointment at: 314.954.7638

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin | STLMO | 63118

Friday, March 10, 2017

Contemporary Art Projects Gallery: Friday, 10 March 2017


Synecdoche is a catalyst working conceptually to inform the work featured in this group show. This exhibition seeks to investigate the mirage of identity and representation through this figure of speech. 

Featured Webster Univeristy Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Art artists Sevrin Amselfürst, Alexa Clavijo, Vaughn Davis, Hannah Gibbons, Sajeda Issa, Chelsea McDaniel, Mia Mendoza, Myra Nelson, David Pulphus, Aleida Ruelas Hertel, Tayler Tate, Krista Valdez, Quinton Ward.

Contemporary Art Projects Gallery
Webster University Gateway Campus in the Arcade Building
812 Olive Street

St. Louis MO 63101

Contemporary Art Projects Gallery: Friday, 10 March 2017

Claudia Burris pottery
Friday, March 10, 6-9 pm.

Political Pottery will be on display.

Contemporary Art Projects Gallery
Webster University Gateway Campus in the Arcade Building
812 Olive Street
St. Louis MO 63101

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Framations Art Gallery presents Geometric by Design
Opening Reception on Friday, March 17 from 6-8 pm
Through April 20, 2017

When studying the elements of art, you learn of line, shape, form, color, texture and space. When it comes to shapes, then tend to be either geometric or organic in nature. Geometric shapes refer to those that are more orderly and rely on fundamental designs such as circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, lines, etc. In a new exhibit entitled Geometric by Design, Framations Art Gallery asked artists to explore the use of geometric shapes in their work.

With an otherwise open theme as pertaining to subject matter and media, artists from the St. Louis region were challenged to find the influences of geometry in their work, be it either realistic or abstract in design.

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 April 20, 2017. This exhibit was juried by Melissa Whitwam, the Executive director of the Foundry Art Centre.

218 North Main Street
Saint Charles, MO 63301

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 17 March 2017

Gallery Reception Friday, March 17. 5 to 9pm.

Every April more than 120 plein air artists descend on the quaint town of Augusta Missouri to paint the beautiful landscape. Green Door art gallery is hosting a plein air exhibit of past paintings from the event through the end of April.

Find out more about Augusta Plein Air here!

Green Door art gallery has invited many of the Augusta businesses to the gallery to host a "Taste of Wine Country" gala. They will be sharing information as well as food and drink samples with our customers.
Silly Goose Restaurant
Noboleis Vineyards
Halcyon Spa
Kate's Coffee
Red Brick Inn
Augusta Gallery
Cranberry Cottage
Mt Pleasant Estates.
Augusta Heritage Foundation
Augusta Brew Haus.

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

21 North Gore
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

SOHA Studio and Gallery: Friday, 24 March 2017

GREGORY BOOTH: Formulated Harmony

March 24 - April 9
Opening Night: Friday, March 24, 6pm - 10pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, April 5, 7pm - 9pm

Gregory Booth: Mathematics is a powerful language that has the ability to convey complicated ideas in seemingly simple, elegant statements. Many of these ideas have an intrinsic beauty that I find to be a source of joy and inspiration. This series of work is an attempt to portray some the beauty and majesty I find in the wonderful realm that is mathematics.

SOHA Studio and Gallery 
4915 Macklind Ave
St. Louis, MO 63109
(S. of Chippewa, at Neosho)

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 7 April 2017

Untitled (79), acrylic and mixed media on aluminum panels, 77”x96”, diptych
“Reflective Accumulations,” an exhibit of paintings by Grant Miller, will be on display in the Bonsack Gallery from Friday, April 7, through Wednesday, May 17. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on April 7. 
Miller begins his paintings with an architectural grid and then builds on that initial structure through a chain reaction of controlled, determined layers. Once the angles and lines come together, the forms that exist within the gaps come forth creating a striking dichotomy. These fluid forms begin to take center stage in Miller’s work, while the initial structure that brought the effects together slowly recedes. Some of his works have between eight and 18 layers.

Miller explains that he records a set of experiences. Inherent in the process is the loss of peripheral information. Similar to reporting an event such as Hurricane Sandy or the presidential election, details are lost, and in that sense, Miller’s work mimics the bombardment of information in a digital age.
Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays. 

Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63124

Monday, March 06, 2017

School of Communications Scholarships: Deadline 29 March 2017

Webster University Scholarship Offerings
School of Communications
2017 - 2018

Undergraduate Scholarships

Nancy Anne Underwood Photography Scholarship
$3,400 (one award)
Offered to full-time Webster students majoring in photography in the School of Communications.  Must be junior or senior status during the year of receipt and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.  Must have FAFSA on file in Webster’s financial aid office.
Deadline: March 29, 2017

James H. Wilson II Memorial Endowed Scholarship
$3,350 (one award)
Offered to students enrolled in the School of Communications full-time or part-time.  Must be sophomore, junior or senior status during the year of receipt.  Priority consideration is given to students who have lived in the St. Louis area for four years and who have demonstrated financial need.
Deadline: March 29, 2017

Elva Norman Memorial Scholarship
$1,650 (one award)
Offered to full-time or part-time Communications Students.  Must be a non-traditional female student age 25 and above with junior or senior status during the year of receipt.
Deadline: March 29, 2017

Graduate Scholarships

Michael B. Bingman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Two Awards - $4,240 (one award); $4,240 (one award)
The Michael B. Bingman Scholarship Fund provides for an annual scholarship or scholarships for available awards for School of Communications graduate students pursuing a Master of Arts in Media Communications based on merit and on demonstrated financial need. This award is intended to be in addition to other financial assistance to which recipients are entitled.
Deadline: March 29, 2017

For applications visit the School of Communications website -

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 24 March 2017

Join Bullivant Gallery and Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments on March 24-26 for multi-sensory art exhibit to celebrate the difference ways people create, experience, and appreciate art and encourage exploration by all visitors, both sighted and visually impaired.

Opening Reception & Painting Demonstration with John Bramblitt 6:00-9:00 pm

Friday, March 24  -Exhibit Hours at Bullivant Gallery 6:00-9:00 pm
Audio description tours available

Explore the exhibit showcasing cutting edge 3D tactile art, multimedia pieces featuring children served by DGCkids, and artwork from local and national artists, including those with visual impairments. Featured artwork includes life-cast masks by Sharon McConnell-Dickerson & a 3D print of the Mona Lisa, courtesy of 3DPhotoWorks.

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

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 24 March 2017

Dimitrina Kutriansky
Reception March 24th, 6-9 pm
On Exhibit Through April 23

Also Special Guest Artists Nadeem Sufi With Unique Photographic Moments, Diane Reising With Abstracts, Adrienne Rosen With Watercolor

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

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Dark Room at The Grandel: Friday, 3 March 2017

Join us for the opening reception of the first exhibition in our new home, "Donald McKenna: The Theatre of Buildings" - during First Fridays in Grand Center (6-9pm).

Through four decades, Mr. McKenna has pursued the “narrative possibilities of a place or thing." First, he uses a 4×5 film camera that slows his process down. The large format film makes him more contemplative of what he encounters and makes his compositions more considered. Second, he is sensitive to the theatre of buildings, or to put it another way, the fact that a building is a stage where human actors perform the drama of their lives. He looks for the traces of these lives lived, which in his photographs reverberate a familiar quality that the viewer can always recognize, if not always summarize. Very simply, McKenna’s photographs present the stage after the performance has ended in a way that echoes, alludes to or commemorates what has occurred there.

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 3 March 2017

Art St. Louis: Friday, 3 March 2017

Graphic design by Kathy Duffin.
Varsity Art XXI

March 3-30, 2017    

Please join Art Saint Louis for our new exhibit, "Varsity Art XXI," our 21st annual invitational exhibition featuring 40 outstanding undergrad & graduate level art students representing 20 St. Louis regional universities and colleges from Missouri & Illinois.

The exhibit is presented March 3-30, 2017 and is free and open to the public. A free opening reception will be held next Friday evening, March 3, 6-8 p.m. 

"Varsity Art XXI" is a multi-media exhibit that will feature 40 artworks in a variety of media including ceramics, digital imaging, drawings, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, and more. You can get a sneak peek of the exhibit in our Facebook album here with images of all 40 featured works and highlights from the recent exhibit install. After the show opens on March 3, we'll post highlights from the reception, too.

One of the interesting features of this exhibit is the opportunity for Gallery visitors to Meet the Artists through our unique Artist Interview Videos introducing guests to each of our participating artists. This year's videos will be presented on a special monitor in the Gallery dedicated specifically for the artist videos. The videos are also posted on the Art Saint Louis YouTube Channel.

East Central College Kelsey Hines, Ryan A. Lucas
Fontbonne University Ken Clay, Elizabeth Sheck
Greenville College Xuejun Lu, Rebecca Munshaw
Jefferson College Erich Humphres, Aaron Inman
Lewis & Clark Community College Marion Black, M.V. Laughlin
Lindenwood University McKinzie Chelberg, Lacey Minor
Maryville University Suzann Gille, Kendall Hambrook
McKendree University Brittany Fife, Jillian Hoffman
St. Charles Community College Brandon Arnold, Sandy Chan
St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley Rashonda Daniels, Elizabeth Ruhbeck
St. Louis Community College Forest Park Henry Cook, Paulina Conner
St. Louis Community College Meramec Cullen Curtis, Marica Sanchez
St. Louis Community College Wildwood Kevin Bullock, Allyson Burns
Saint Louis University Matt Meyers, Madeleine Wagner
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Shelby FlemingCaitlin McDonald
Southwestern Illinois College Nicole Marianovich, Justin Washington
University of Missouri-Columbia Kyle BaderScott McClellan
University of Missouri-St. Louis Afton Joiner, Samantha Lacadin
Washington University David WinninghamRachel Youn
Webster University Sajeda Issa, Mia Mendoza

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 7 am-5 pm and Saturday 8:30 am-4 pm. Closed Sundays & holidays.

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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 3 March 2017

Leo Ray, Infinite Painting
March 3 – May 28, 2017  1st Floor
Opening Reception Friday March 3rd, 5-8pm

Infinite Painting is a solo exhibition of paintings by Leo Ray. On entering the gallery, visitors are greeted by an enormous blue and black wall of densely installed paintings. The installation of the contemplative blue field was intentionally planned to mark the transition between the two sides of the gallery.

On entering the gallery, visitors are greeted by an enormous blue and black wall of densely installed paintings. The contemplative blue field was intentionally planned to mark the transition between the two sides of the gallery. The Infinite Painting unfolds from right to left and depicts portraits of friends and family, dogs, cats, donkeys, and birds, in addition to a significant number of quotes from well-known paintings.

Each of the ninety-eight canvases are extensions of adjacent canvases and contain unifying elements of the entire Infinite Painting, allowing the viewer a chance for contemplation and reflection.

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

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
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Friday, February 10, 2017

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Saturday, 1 April 2017

April 1, 2017 Free Exhibition Opening
Drawing from the Collection: 40 Years at Laumeier

Laumeier Sculpture Park opens an exhibition featuring a selection of works from our extensive collection of preparatory drawings, prints, works on paper, collages, photographs and videos in commemoration of the institution’s 40th Anniversary. The exhibition runs Saturday, April 1–Sunday, July 16, 2017. Opening reception is Saturday, April 1, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center
Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road
Saint Louis, Missouri

Friday, February 03, 2017

OA Gallery: Friday, 3 March 2017

Bryan Haynes: For My Eyes Only - Works in Pursuit of an Illusive Masterpiece
March 3 - April 29, 2017
Opening night is Friday, March 3, from 6-9 and will include a book signing,

OA Gallery presents an  exhibition of over 100 original works on paper and canvas by  Bryan Haynes. For My Eyes Only - Works in Pursuit of an Illusive Masterpiece. It showcases the preliminary acrylic sketches and studies Bryan used to develop his early concepts into the final artworks familiar to and loved by collectors. Never meant to be seen by anyone but the artist, these paintings reveal the thought process of an artist pursuing an original idea. This unique event will be the first time these works have ever been placed on display or offered up for acquisition to the public.

Historical figures, Native Americans and local characters inhabit the sweeping landscapes of his narrative paintings. Influenced from an early age by American Regionalist painters Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, Haynes's landscape and historical paintings are characterized by sculptural forms, undulating lines, and rhythmic gestures.

"In choosing which images to display, I got to take a visual stroll through the inner history of Bryan's
work," said Shawn Cornell, partner of OA Gallery. "It was inspiring to figuratively hold his thoughts in my hands."

OA Gallery
Kirkwood, MO

Northwest Coffee Company: Friday, 10 February 2017

Opening reception Friday Feb 10, 6-9 pm.

Photographer Michael Rudolf is featuring some of his abstract images of Saint Louis in his solo show, In lieu of upcoming Valentines day he will also be providing his signature "chocolate covered raspberries on a stick", as well as other hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

His show will be up through Feb 24th"

Northwest Coffee Company
 8401 Maryland Ave
Clayton, MO

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 10 MArch 2017

Opening Friday, March 10, the latest Foundry Art Centre juried exhibition Luck of the Draw explores the theory of luck, investigates happenstance, or portrays this abstract concept. Themes within the exhibition will also investigate superstitions, myths, and rituals. 

Grant Hargate has curated artwork from a wide range of entries submitted from artists across the nation. Hargate will be in attendance at the opening reception and will host a gallery talk at 5:30 pm before the reception begins.

Alongside Luck of the Draw, sculptor Logan Woodle will exhibit in Gallery III. Woodle's handcrafted metalworks are an homage to his agricultural heritage.

Rirostro will exhibit his expressive, caricature-like painted portraits as part of the Emerging Artist Series in the Ameristar Gallery.

Enjoy food and drinks while chatting with Luck of the Draw’s participating artists at the opening reception and be sure to head to the mezzanine level to visit with the Foundry Art Centre studio artists. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. These three exhibitions will open Friday, March 10, 2017 and close Friday, April 21, 2017.

Duet: Friday, 17 March 2017

Jay Lizo (Los Angeles) and Eve Maret (St. Louis)
March 17 - May 20, 2017
Opening Reception Friday, March 17, 6 - 8 pm

Jay Lizo’s work Microphones, 2016 stand as a mute poet, the resins mimic the form and function of the voice like sweet treacle, yet what is important about these objects cannot be put into words. Eve Maret’s audio installation stands as a blind painting evoking memories, dreams and nightmares as a private vision. The combination of works is about unfathomable expressions, the sounds shapes and colors. This particular pairing is also about "seeing" and "recording" the way memory plays on the surface of things, in contrast from the things in front of our eyes and in our ears. The spatial relationship between these artworks play with both the sensation of sight and the mysteries of representation.

Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Noon - 5 pm or by appointment

3526 Washington Avenue
Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63103

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 10 February 2017

American Guardian, 2007, 7-color lithograph, 31.5x43"

“Shadows of Minidoka,” an exhibit of Roger Shimomura lithographs from the collection of Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons, will be on display in the Bonsack Gallery from Friday, February 10, through Wednesday, April 5. All are invited to an opening
reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on February 10.

Shimomura’s paintings, prints, and theatre pieces address sociopolitical issues of ethnicity.

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays.

The Bonsack Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO 63124

Monday, January 30, 2017

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 2 March 2017

 Bruno David Gallery presents six exhibitions by Charles Schwall, Douglass Freed, Xizi Liu, Frank Schwaiger, Monika Wulfers and Story Stichers Collective.
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 5 to 9 pm
Exhibitions Dates: March 2 – 25, 2017
Gallery Talk with the artists: Saturday, March 25th at 4 pm

CHARLES SCHWALL Breaking, Splitting, Seaming
DOUGLAS FREED Small Reflections
XIZI LIU Indoor Landscapes
STORY STICHERS COLLECTIVE Curating Teen Voices: Coming of Age

In Gallery 1, the gallery presents an exhibition of recent paintings by Charles Schwall titled “Breaking, Splitting, Seaming.” This is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. Schwall's work investigates a longstanding interest in curvilinear and organic formations found in nature connected to life, growth, water imagery, and the life sciences. In each work, interdependent elements create compositions that explore diverse organic systems and are evocative of flora and fauna of the natural world. His aesthetic explores trajectories of growth, the expansion of organic systems, and morphology (the form of living organisms and their structures). Compositions are created through the use of overlapping forms and visual elements that come together, touch, and in one sense caress one another. There is interplay of containment and lack of containment among the energy transferred among the distinct relational parts. Color is an essential element employed to compose the spaces of the paintings.

His most recent works on paper explore forms of change (processes that are taken apart, torn, split, or severed) and forms of union (processes that are seamed together, reconnected, or joined). These works explore the relationship of human culture to nature, and seek to create gendered space by combining forms that reference the natural world with cultural references taken from textiles, forms of clothing, and fashion. Symmetry, asymmetry, and surfaces that mirror one another and reveal the contents from another place are also key concepts in the work. Indeterminacy and fluidity of meaning within the context of gendered space provides viewers with opportunities to reconsider what can be revealed when looking deeper or beyond what is immediately obvious.

In Gallery 4, the gallery is pleased to present an group exhibition titled Curating Teen Voices: Coming of Age organized by Mariana Parisca and Susan Colangelo with the youth members of the Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective and Heather Bennett, Michael Byron, Carmon Colangelo, Addoley Dzegede, Ann Hamilton, Kahlil Irving and, Buzz Spector.

Curating Teen Voices: Coming of Age is a time capsule of teenage voices combined with adult artists living in St. Louis in 2015-16, all reacting to a critical and unique time in the history of race relations, gun violence, police roles and community relationships in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is a nonprofit organization where artists and urban youth collect stories, reframe and retell them through art to promote understanding, civic pride, and literacy. The project eloquently puts a megaphone to unheard voices, generating new respect for minority youth and brushing implicit biases away. There is no other program in St. Louis, or in the United States, that is generating work in this way.

The project contains an edition of 10 portfolios, each containing 30 archival digital prints. Each portfolio is housed in a handcrafted archival box created by Saint Louis Story Stitchers artist-in-residence Mariana Parisca. A limited number of sheets of six images will be available. Proceeds will benefit the ongoing work of the Saint Louis Story Stitchers.

In Gallery 3, the gallery presents an exhibition of recent paintings by Douglass Freed titled “Small Reflections.” This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.

The landscapes of Douglass Freed can seldom be contained to one canvas. His minimalistic and almost ambiguous images of horizons, clouds, and bodies of water pour onto adjoining spaces where their forms shift in color and light as if they have transformed into entirely different pieces, but they remain undeniably suited to one another. While his pieces vary from quiet, monochromatic works to fully orchestrated chromatic ones, in either sense, he creates places that simultaneously imply reality and a dreamlike, even spiritual, serenity. He captures and holds onto the viewer’s gaze, creating an experience that few can. Through his harmonious use of blended color, texture, and structure, Freed finds the grey area between traditional landscape painting and its abstraction into color fields.

In Gallery 2, the gallery presents an exhibition of recent paintings titled “Indoor Landscapes.” by Xizi Liu. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Xizi Liu’s work uses stylized painting methods to create a quasi-fictional consumer society in the contemporary economic environment, and explores different attitudes toward consumption and mass production, which the consumerism brings to us through the mechanical vision. In addition, her work portrays the power of information transmission from hidden language and painterly gesture, which replaced the alphabet in non-places.
No region in the world has undergone such rapid and profound economic and cultural changes as China in the last decades. As a part of the generation born in the late 20th century, Xizi Liu has witnessed the country’s feverish progress, technological innovations, and rapid economic growth. The subjects she chooses are heavily rooted in her experience growing up amidst frenzied transformations in China, followed by its subsequent unbearable urban density. The flattened surfaces - while depicting a complex, highly torqued deep space - use the accumulation of individual colors to contribute to that space, creating the sense of dizziness and turbulence.

She paints places where we easily find language, but the language is missing in the paintings. All those paintings are filled by the empty carriers of language. Her gesture is the language, and this language of the brush replaces words. No content or brand names are revealed; characters are anonymous; objects lack specificity, and it is impossible to distinguish one from another. They are meaningless objects immersed in an indistinct world. She uses a highly stylized painting method to create a surreal city that’s filled with fantasy. These flattened pictorial spaces are based on the desirable products. They are emotionless and explore the vanity and fantasy of the Pop Culture amidst urban chaos. They also bear her critical position and commentary on the manipulation of capitalism. The paintings based on capitalist society depict a culture in which choices depend on desires rather than needs, and where production is meaningless. The rigid, faceless, even headless people in her paintings artfully show the de-individualization and overwhelming nature of consumer culture, the cold relationships, and lack of freedom of people in the modern society. She transforms space and objects that disturb the ‘normal’ order and rhythm of urban life, in order to find new physical and conceptual spaces.

In Gallery 5, the gallery presents a sclupture by Frank Schwaiger titled “Ondine.” Frank Schwaiger is currently having a solo exhibition “Recent Works”at our second location –.Bruno David Projects. The location in The Grove and is open by appointment only.

In the Window on Forsyth space, the gallery presents “Open Lights” by Monika Wulfers. This is her third solo exhibition with the gallery. This exhibition can be seen all night and all night from the outside and, will be on view through April 29, 2017. Monika Wulfers explores the concept of line in minimalist sculptures and paintings, as well as computer generated images and constructs. Various representations of lines and shapes created by lines are seen in her work which draws upon spatial and temporal constructs. She uses two and three dimensions to examine the line and our perception of it.

Free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm – also open by appointment

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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Art at the Station: Thursday, 9 Befruary 2017

Thursday, February 09, 2017 Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Art at the Station will feature the work of artists Linda Meyer and Randy Carrier. The opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the St. Louis Community College-Meramec library,11333 Big Bend Road. Hours for the Meramec library, as well as a map of the Meramec campus, can be found at Art at the Station is hosted by the Kirkwood Arts Commission and St. Louis Community College-Meramec, with generous support from the Kirkwood Arts Foundation. The exhibits are free and open to the public, but donations are welcome.

Due to anticipated renovations at the historic downtown Kirkwood Train Station, Art at the Station has temporarily relocated to the Meramec library.

11333 Big Bend Road
Kirkwood, Mo. 63122

May Gallery: Friday, 3 February 2017

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Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition
3 February - 17 March 2017
Opening reception Friday, 3 February, 5-7 pm

and in the Small Wall Gallery, People & Portraits

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

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

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 10 February 2017

February 10 — March 18, 2017

Dana Oldfather • Jacob Berkowitz • Ethan Meyer
Opening reception Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
The Gallery is excited to present the work of painters who blur the lines between object and environment while creating tension and expansiveness within a vast repertoire of mark making.

DANA OLDFATHER - “I propose a multidimensional diagram of anxiety and the desire to overcome it. The paintings allow me to transform my feelings of dread and insecurity into something physical, tangible, and beautiful; a bittersweet beauty that is brightened by the shadow it casts.”

JACOB BERKOWITZ - Raw brush strokes, gestural motions, and intuition are the core of Berkowitz's process.  His work pushes him to explore the balance between conscious and sub-conscious thought and action to gain a further understanding of self in context of it's surroundings.  Within that harmony lies work that holds fluidity, moments of tension, and ultimately reaches a place of ambiguous belonging and wholeness.

ETHAN MEYER - Meyer’s work explores the relationship of multiple planes of reality relating to both mind and spirit that visually describe the fluidity of consciousness. The surfaces of his work are covered with densely intricate patterns that map the landscapes of, otherwise difficult to describe, sensations and experience

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Gallery at RAC: Saturday, 4 February 2017

Regional Arts Commission Presents Humans of St. Louis

Join us for the Closing Reception
on Saturday, February 4th from 3:30pm - 5:00pm

It's your last chance to see the Humans of St. Louis exhibition in the Gallery at RAC!

Featuring the work of Lindy Drew, Caroline Fish, Dessa Somerside

Curated by Lindy Drew

Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112
(across from The Pageant)