Thursday, November 30, 2006

May Gallery: 1 December 2006

Photo Imaging Education Association
International Competition

© John R. Ladwig

1 December 2006 - 15 December 2006

Opening reception Friday, 1 December, 5 - 7 pm

The May Gallery is located on the second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building at 8300 Big Bend Boulevard, St. Louis MO 63119. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm.

First Friday Gallery Walk: 1 December 2006

The current First Friday Downtown Gallery Walk map is now available.

Art Saint Louis regrets that due to the ice storm and accompanying losses of power, they will not be able to open on the evening of December first. We have not heard if other participants in the gallery walk are also changing plans. It might be advisable to call first if possible (numbers are on the map).

Walk in the Winter Wonderland of Downtown St. Louis!

Gallery Walk map is provided by the Downtown Merchants' Association.

William Shearburn Gallery: 1 December 2006

Andrew Millner: Biophilia

38:39:8.5N 90:18:46.4W (brown/turquoise cherry), 2005. Lightjet print mounted on plex, 45 x 33 inches

What would it be like to draw every leaf of a tree? Andrew Millner asks that question, and Biophilia is his answer. His new work, opening at the William Shearburn Gallery on December 1st, investigates in excruciating detail the wondrous contours of living things. Biophilia, (literally, attracted to the living), chronicles his investigations of endless, sinuous shapes of leaves, trees, and plants, reducing living things to their outlines. The French painter Manet said, "There are no lines in nature," but Millner belies that notion. He sees the garden exclusively as lines, the idiosyncrasies of his hand doggedly following the endless variety of botanical forms.

Reception for the Artist
Friday, December 1, 2006
6 - 8 PM
Exhibition continues through January 6 , 2007.

Drive Agency Art Party: 1 December 2006

Drive Agency will be hosting an Art Party to showcase the artwork of Gabriel Stevens and Shawn Lipe this Friday, December 1st . Stevens' pieces, which are made of rusted steel & copper plates, symbolize impermanence and are based off of ancient Buddhist Mandalas. Lipe's collection is made up of eclectic blown glass pieces both in traditional and non-traditional shapes, sizes, & forms, including one-of-a-kind glass ornaments just in time for the holiday season. All art is available for purchase!

Drive's Art Party will host complementary drinks, food, & great music. We're located on 1617 Locust Street (on the 1st floor of the Printer's Lofts) and are a part of the First Friday Downtown Gallery Walk. Feel free to come by any time between 5:30 & 10:30pm.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Atrium Gallery 1 December 2006

Kirk Pedersen "Urbanscapes" and Heather Becker "White Wind"

Please join us for the opening of solo exhibitions by Kirk Pedersen and Heather Becker, Friday, December 1st with a reception for the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. This is part of a coordinated CWE Gallery Walk and is a kick-off event for the CWE Winter Festival Weekend.

For additional information and images from the exhibition please visit our website or call 314.367.1076

Atrium Gallery is located at 4729 McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108. Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6, Sunday 12-4, and by appointment.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Novella: Friday, 8 December 2006

On Friday, December 8, Novella -- St. Louis' newest independent bookstore -- will hold an opening reception for "BALKAN: A Personal Journey," an exhibition of recent photography by Biljana (Bibi) Erdeg. The reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. and features a special wine tasting event. Novella is located at 5510 S. Kingshighway. For more information, call (314) 457-8118 or e-mail

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Studio Gallery: 7 December 2006

Please join us for the grand opening of The Studio Gallery on Thursday, December 7th.
We are featuring the fabric sculptures of Amy Lee Ball and new photographic works by
Shaun Wright. The opening will be from 6-10 PM and doors will also be open from 12-5
PM on Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Additional hours: 12-5 pm on December 8th, 9th and 10th and by appointment. Expect to see exhibitions quarterly.

704 Hanley Industrial Court
Brentwood, MO 63144

THE GALLERY: 3 December 2006

The December exhibit in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library (6701 Delmar) entitled "Transient" features mixed media work by Jacob Lee Cruzen and Jon Cournoyer.

An opening reception will be held Sunday, December 3, from 2 - 4 PM in THE GALLERY. The works remain on display through December 30 and may be viewed during normal library hours,
Monday-Friday, 9 am - 9 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Jefferson Underground Gallery: 2 December 2006

FIND YOUR INNTER (sic) SANTA Holiday Art Sale
Jefferson Underground Gallery
2400 S. Jefferson
St. Louis, MO 63104

December 2, 2006
Saturday from 9am to 5pm

Downtown St. Louis is the site for the first-ever Holiday Art Sale at the Jefferson Underground Gallery. The juried Art Sale will showcase 20 professional regional artists who will exhibit their work in the newly opened Jefferson Underground Gallery. Art work will be offer for sale and the artists will be on-site to interact with the public and discuss their work. The Holiday sale will feature a wide range of art mediums, such as pottery, wood, sculpture, abstract painting, blown glass, photography, ceramics and printmaking.

"Disgraceland," Polaroid transfer, Jane Linders

Third Floor Gallery: 8 December

(Due to power outages and the ice storm the reception for the STL-WCA exhibition 'Transforming Identity' that was scheduled for last Friday was postponed.)

Please join us this Friday December 8, 7-9pm for the reception at the Third Floor Gallery, 1214 Washington Ave (above MOSSA)

Transforming Identity -- work in a variety of artistic media which explores any aspect of transforming identity: who we are; how we perceive ourselves; how our relationships, culture, race and religious beliefs can form our identity.

The exhibition runs until December 30. Gallery hours are M-Sat 10:30-4pm

featuring work by:
Lydia Brockman, Ann Cove, Jennifer De Suza, Virginia Dragshutz, Genivieve
Esson, Heather Haymant, Julia Holyfield, Christine Ilewski, Ruth Kolker,
Jane Linders, Roxanne Phillips, Roz Flax, Cindy Royal, Marie Samuels, Linda
Shields, Evie Shucart, Shannon Thomas, Kristy Verticchio, Jeane Vogel,
Teresa Wang, Kate Warner, Jennifer Weigel, Rochleigh Wolfe, Sharon Weston,
Kay Wood, MJ Goerke, Elaine Harris, Stacy Davis, Carlene Fullerton, Janice
Nesser, Evelyn Astegno

3rd Floor Gallery
1214 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103

Gallery Visio: 28 November 2006

Gallery Visio invites you to our 2nd annual Art for AIDS exhibition and fundraiser at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, November 28, 2006 through January 6, 2007. Our opening reception will be Tuesday November 28th, from 4-7pm at the gallery, located on the lower level of the Millennium Student Center on the university’s main campus. This year’s exhibition will coincide with the ceremony for the arrival of the traveling AIDS Quilts November 28th, in the rotunda of the Millennium Student Center.

The Art for AIDS exhibition will include a silent auction, a retail space and will feature juried works by some of the most talented fine artists in the St. Louis region. Prices start at fifteen dollars retail. A portion of all proceeds will go to Camp HOPE, a summer camp for HIV infected children and their families provided through Project Ark of St. Louis, a local AIDS service agency. If you would like to put a face on the staggering statistics for HIV and AIDS, come and support Camp HOPE, and leave with more than an investment in talent, leave with an investment in life.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Jefferson Underground Gallery: 17 November 2006

Jefferson Underground Art Gallery is pleased to announce our 2006 Weekend Shows Season. A range of media will be displayed including: Painting, drawing, sculpture, mosaic, ceramic, photography and mixed media. Entry to the gallery is free. Over 30 artists are represented by over 350 works.

We are excited to announce that Mary Mueller is showing new work in our gallery. Mary's new work merges her photographic past and her digital present, culminating in colorful, dynamic
imagery. Fiery hues blast over cool, submissive blues, texture identifies content. Using the latest
dye-sublimation technology, the prints are transferred on to fabric and suspended from an aluminum hanging bar.

Join us for an opening reception on Friday the 17th from 6 -9 pm.

Jefferson Underground occupies the first floor of a very old auto dealership. There is still an old Chevy on the roof! Our gallery opened in October and features local established and emerging artists.

Jefferson Underground
2400 S. Jefferson
St. Louis, MO 63104
Located about 1 mile south of interstate 44 and 1 block north of Gravois.
Opening hours: Friday night 6 - 9 pm, Saturdays 10 - 5 pm, Sundays 10 - 5 pm

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

SLCC Forest Park: 17 November 2006

An exhibit of new ceramic work by Rick Dunn and Kirsten Jacobsen is being shown in the SLCC Forest Park Gallery of Contemporary Art from November 13-December 8

Opening Reception is Friday, November 17 from 6-8pm

Gallery hours are MWF 10-4, TuTh 10-8

The Gallery is located next to the library near the main entrance to the campus. For more information, call 533-0125

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Philip Slein Gallery: 17 November 2006

Please join us this Friday, November 17th, 6-9 pm.

Ronald Leax and Ken Steinbach, November 17-December 23.

Leax, the city's most beloved sculptor, Washington University art professor,and mad scientist will dazzle and challenge gallery goers with his highly original and critically acclaimed sculptures that examine the confluence of the machine and the body. Leax has been cloistered in his laboratory/studio for the past two years working well into the night, where strange sounds and flashing lights have been seen, but for now only Igor knows the wonders that will be revealed in his show titled "Anatomisms."

Steinbach, from St. Paul, Minnesota, will be showing his new brightly colored and shiny gestural paintings on plywood.

Both shows open on November 17 with a public opening from 6-9pm. Runs through December 23. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10-5pm. Call 314-621-4634 for more information.

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: 17 November 2006

Please join us this Friday evening for the opening of our group show featuring over 20 local painters sculptors and photographers.

The reception with the artists and fine food and wine from SASHAS wine bar is This friday Nov 17 from 6pm thru 10pm.

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
3100 Sutton Blvd - in Maplewood 4 blocks south of Manchester

Monday, November 13, 2006

Hunt Gallery: 17 November 2006

Megan and Murray McMillan
Bruc Fugue

Opening Reception: Friday, November 17, 2006
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery presents Bruc Fugue a new work by visiting artists Megan and Murray McMillan.

Megan and Murray McMillan collaborate to create videos and installations that blend sculpture and performance. Each work contains fabricated structures, lighting and costumed performers that are designed with both highly crafted elements such as walls engineered to move, and spontaneous elements such as unrehearsed choreography. Bruc Fugue is an audio and video installation that plays on the idea of a fugue, which has two disparate meanings, both psychological and musical. A dissociative fugue is a rare condition in which a person suddenly, without planning or warning, travels far from home or work and leaves behind a past life. In music, a fugue is a contrapuntal form in which a subject theme (‘part’ or ‘voice’) is introduced and then extended and developed through some number of successive imitations.

Bruc Fugue invokes both meanings through a dreamlike video exploration of memory and childhood, seen through the lens of highly crafted cast-off trash collected on hikes through the mountainous Spanish village of El Bruc. The audio portion of the work is a composed vocal fugue, sung to the text of a poem written exclusively with the words of a found pamphlet on nuclear contamination. Together the audio and video installation attempts to evoke a meditation on remembrance, cast-offs, and the overlaps between.

The exhibition will run from November 17 – December 15, 2006
Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Visual Arts Studio, is located at 8342 Big Bend Blvd.