Saturday, December 30, 2006

Jacoby Arts Center: 12 January 2007

Jacoby Arts Center presents Awards of Excellence 2007, featuring the work of artists Leah Gallant-McFall, Ken Konchel, Roxanne Phillips, Snail Scott, Jeff Vaughn and Patricia Vivod.

Selected by juror Julie Campbell, each of these artists produces work that combines finesse with intensity. Ms. Campbell, artist and owner of the Three Sinks Gallery, located in Webster Groves, Missouri, selected these six artists as representing some of the region's best.

The exhibit opens with a reception for the artists Friday, January 12, from5-8 PM and continues through February 25. Wine tasting provided by Piasa Winery.

About the artists: Leah Gallant-McFall creates intimate spaces through classically constructed works on paper. Her etchings quietly develop a personal relationship with the viewer as she draws you into an architectural ruin, landscape or an isolated element of both. Photographer Ken Konchel is drawn to the expressive power of buildings. His black and white photographs focus on the sculptural quality of an individual building, and incorporate the play of light, pattern and shape. Through his pursuit of architecture as image, he has documented the changing urban landscape. Roxanne Phillips uses dense, yet subtle patterns of vaguely familiar objects, to develop spatial relationships on the picture plane. In her large scale monoprints and collagraphs she uses repetition to build and activate the surface of her prints. Sculptor Snail Scott creates provocative works by combining unlikely imagery and materials - an interface between reality and potential. Her structures are often built with common materials that are realigned to affect our logic. Through a layering of glazing and paint, Jeff Vaughn creates precious landscapes that depict as much about the quality of light as the detail of theland. The resulting images go beyond photo realism, capturing a moment in time, a place composed of light, color and texture. Pat Vivod's printmaking work combines yards of flowing silk with imagery and color achieved through rusting tools and rotting produce. The use of these contrasting elements combines nostalgic and contemporary sensibilities to make pieces that are inspired by her rural childhood.

The Jacoby Arts Center is open Tuesday through Saturday 10- 5; Sunday, noon to 4; and is located just off the Clark Bridge between Ridge and Henry Streets.

For more information call 618-462-5222 or visit our web site. The Jacoby Arts Center is a program of the Madison County Arts Council and receives support from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Jacoby Arts Center
Madison County Arts Council
627 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

U City Library Gallery: 7 January 2007

"Photo Extractions" by Greg Kluempers
January 2-31, 2007
Opening Reception Sunday, January 7th -- 2 to 4pm

The exhibit features photographs of forms, textures, and color in the everyday world that create abstract geometrical images. Greg shares his visual experiences and the aesthetic appeal of everyday sights.

The Gallery
University City Public Library
6701 Delmar Blvd
University City, MO 63130
314 727 3150

Library Hours: Mon-Fri 9 to 9, Sat 9 to 5, Sun 1 to 5

Friday, December 15, 2006

Artists' Guild: Sunday 17 December 2006

The following group of exhibitions are on exhibit December 17, 2006 - March 3, 2007
Opening Sunday, December 17, 2006 1pm - 3pm

Prairie Skyscraper: Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower

Curated exhibit of artifacts and photographic documenting the design, construction, and history of Frank Lloyd Wrights' innovative, multiple-purpose building for the Price family in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. A colorful part of the history of the once booming oil town, Price Tower was to be the tallest building in Bartlesville, outshining the Phillip Petroleum building. In the spirit of its original concept of multipurpose, today Price Tower houses an art gallery, a fine restaurant, a luxury hotel as well as other small businesses.
Stretched to the Limit

Walk-in/Juried exhibition. Stretch the limit of your artistic creativity. Open the minds and eyes of our St. Louis audience to the talent our local artists have to offer. The use of oil and acrylic media are your only limitations. Subject matter is open to the artist.

Juror: Judith Fowler
Milton Geis Retrospective Exhibition

Lopata Gallery

Children's Exhibition: ARTSY

Children's Gallery
ARTSY or Arts in Residential and Therapeutic Settings with Youth, Art for Youths Network features artwork by youth from community organizations who are working with art therapists.
Volunteer Exhibit: Ralph Fournier

Messing Family Library

Thursday, December 14, 2006

White Flag Projects: 6 January 2007

Modular: New Art from Los Angeles
January 6 - February 10, 2007
Opening reception Saturday, 6 January 2007,
2-6 pm

Hollis Cooper, Danny Jauregui, Nicole van Beek, Louisa Van Leer, Kevin Wingate, Bari Ziperstein

Curated by Dana Turkovic

White Flag Projects is pleased to announce its next exhibition, Modular: New Art from Los Angeles, curated by Dana Turkovic. The exhibition brings together six emerging artists living and working in one of the most important art-cities in America, and explores a radically fragmented visual culture that threatens to spin off into space or collapse in on itself like a dying sun, not unlike LA itself. Each work is set in a complex structure: LA being the constant factor relating a physical effect to the force producing it. Modular is arranged as a kind of construction kit, describing how a selection of young LA artists work separately through the same social, visual, architectural and natural landscape as distinct artists producing related work. Each of the artist’s embrace an IKEA-like philosophy of art making: the simpler the construction methods the better; the cheaper the materials the better, while making certain it still looks livable enough to have in your home, ideally modern and disposable. Within the composite fragments nothing quite looks out of place in the store the home or the museum. “Modular” attempts to define a style, which exploits geometry without being about geometry, combining the languages of architecture, furniture and biological structures to create deceptively complex art.

4568 Manchester Ave., St. Louis MO 63110
314 531 3474

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Artists Lair: 17 December 2006

December 17th: Bryan Walsh, "Urban Christmas"

Opening reception from 7-9pm.

Artists Lair
3235 Morganford
St. Louis (South City)

Bruno David Gallery: 12 January 2007

JENNA BAUER: Thunder Fields in the Main Gallery

CINDY TOWER in the Project Room and Media Room

Opening Reception: Friday, January 12 from 6 to 9 pm (Exhibition: Jan 5 – Feb 3, 2007)

In her recent work, Jenna Bauer approaches what she describes as “the Loneliest Highway in America paired with the minimalist work pioneered by color theorists of the mid-twentieth century.” With her use of color, light, straight lines and right angles, she creates a landscape made of “a double pixilation of rolling thunder clouds, thriving poppies, cool soil, rolling hills, brilliant blue skies, and luminous rays of light.”

New York artist Cindy Tower will present her recent paintings from her on-going Workplace Series in the Project Room. The series, based on paintings of abandoned warehouses and machinery, mirrors her concept of gradual accumulation which provides an exhausting, claustrophobic sensation and raises questions regarding the complexity and level of exchange that occurs in our modern world. Raw in spirit and conviction, Tower’s highly articulated works provide evidence of their making and engage the viewer in a visceral, otherworldly experience.

Bruno David Gallery is located at 3721 Washington Boulevard, in the heart of the Grand Center arts district, directly opposite The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. The gallery is open free to the public and the hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Regional Arts Commission: 15 December 2006

December 15, 2006 - January 28, 2007

Opening reception Friday, 15 December 5:30-7:30 pm
Gallery talk Wednesday, 10 January 6 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
Curator: Robert Longyear

Artists: Michael T. Gleason, Jessica Erickson, Margaret M. Fetter, Lisa Colby, Jeri Changar,
Judith McLaughlin, Michael Parrett, Peggy Eng

What happens when two artists who have never worked together are teamed to create one piece of art? What will this kind of Interplay produce? See the exciting results at the juried exhibition by jewelry and metalsmithing artists who brought their own perspective, work process and creativity into a collaboration of artistry. Curated by Robert Longyear, chair of jewelry and metalsmithing at Craft Alliance.

Copyright © 2001-2006 The St. Louis Regional Arts Commission. All rights reserved.
6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63112-1204
Telephone (314) 863-5811 Facsimile (314) 863-6932

White Flag Projects: New Year's Eve



Please join us...

To purchase via Paypal, use the button below. Limit 4 tickets per customer please.

Tickets will be available at the gallery during normal gallery hours (Wednesday 12-7 PM and Saturday 12-5 PM)

THE KIM HUMPHRIES NEW YEAR’S EVE HOT TUB PARTY is certain to go down in the annals of the local art scene as an unforgettable evening of art colliding with life. Putting one of St. Louis’ most elegant art spaces to a most inelegant use, guests will have the opportunity to ring in the New Year while:
- Taking a dip in the fully functional hot tub located in the gallery, provided by Henry Plumbing Supply and Jacuzzi Premium Showroom.
- Watching NYC’s “YouTube” DJ Shawn Ranck spin the strangest videos on the Internet live from the balcony, projected across White Flag’s 22-foot high wall.
- Riding one of the Kim Humphries designed “THRIFT STORE SOFA SWINGS” hanging from the ceiling beams.
- Sipping beer, wine and champagne from the open bar.
- Playing invented games with eccentric Arkansas based performance artist Bob Harder.
- Enjoying a live semi-musical performance by “PERFECT E”.
- Viewing art videos by world-renowned giants of the medium.
- Avoiding the punk-rock haircuts being provided.
- Being engulfed by hundreds of Kim Humphries designed balloons dropping from the ceiling at midnight.
- And trying not to look surprised by all of the other art and action Humphries has in store for revelers…

Press Release

Friday, December 08, 2006

Fort Gondo & Beverly: 8 December 2006

Opening at Fort Gondo works by Rebecca Bodicky. The opening is from 6-8pm:

Main Entry: wishful thinking
Function: noun: the attribution of reality to what one wishes to be true or the tenuous justification of what one wants to believe

In Wishful Thinking Rebecca Bodicky employs a variety of mediums to express her art. Intuition plays a significant role in her ongoing journey. Her work is process based and attempts to bridge the gap between what is real and what is imaginary.

Wishful Thinking is Rebecca's ongoing creative exploration that is both whimsical and fantastic, much the same way that a fairy tale is filled with anticipation and hope. She uses printmaking, watercolor and installation to achieve this end.

Also, at Beverly there will be a show featuring the following artists. Opening 6-8pm
Lizzy Snider, Emily Snider, Aaron Phleps, Chris Mosby, Erin Belanger, Jaffa, Roxanna-Annie

Visit our website for more information

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Framations: 9 December 2006

Join us for an Opening Reception with live holiday music and refreshments December 9, 6-9 pm. We will be celebrating a new exhibit called Broad Strokes: Portraiture and new work by Carol Mariott, Margogh, and Pat Bistline. The Exhibit contains a wide array of work including contemporary styled portraits, traditional realism, and religious themed work.

The Exhibit runs through January 7, 2007 and will feature an audio tour containing information about this exhibit, starting the night of the reception. Come and experience this great way to explore the art work!

Visit us during our extended holiday hours: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays now til Christmas, open until 9:00 pm

Sarah Merideth
Framations-Custom Framing and Art Gallery
218 North Main Street
St Charles, MO 63301
636-724-8313 Store
636-724-8310 Fax

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Boots Art: 8 December 2006

Opening Friday, December 8th, 10 Fingers 88 Teeth is a solo exhibition by the first participant in Boots' International Artist-in-Residency program, Georgia Kotretsos. Georgia is a founding Boots agent from Athens, Greece. She has been in St. Louis since early October providing operational help to director Juan William Chávez, exploring St. Louis and its art community, and working on her Artisit-in-Residence project. For more info on Georgia and the International Artist-in-Residence program click here.

Mesa Cycles: 16 December

Mesa Cycles Hosts Cycling Photography Exhibition

St. Louis, MO. On Saturday December 16th, Mesa Cycles, located at 1035 S. Big Bend, will host the third annual cycling photography exhibition featuring work from cutting edge local and national photographers Matt James, Eric Fillcoff, Dan Elavsky and Kurt Jambretz. The exhibit will feature printed works, short films, and presentations documenting bicycle racing and it’s unique culture. The artists will be in attendance for this very limited engagement from 6 to 10 pm Saturday December 16th. New Belgium Brewing co. and Northwest Coffee will provide the evening’s refreshment.

The exhibit is focused on regional bicycle racing and culture featuring several Midwest cycling teams and racers from St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia. Most work will be available for sale, providing a unique gift option for the holidays.

Mesa Cycles, a full service bicycle shop in Richmond Heights that specializes in comprehensive bicycle sales and service, is proud to be transformed into a gallery space for one night to display the cycling photography exhibit.

The exhibition is open to the public FREE OF CHARGE.

Baseline Gallery: 8 December 2006

Baseline Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of the most recent work from Terrell Carter opening on December 8 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm and running until March 2, 2007.

When Terrell Carter was six years old his uncle showed him several drawings created by his estranged father. The following day he went to school and announced that he intended to be an artist. From then on he also began drawing regularly.

In February 2006 Carter’s father died of a heart attack. During the period following his death, Carter created work reflecting this metamorphosis and he chose the landscape as the leitmotiv.
“What I did is created a group of prints that to me illustrates the dramatic period – my father’s heart attack – and then en the resultant period of calm – his death. My intent was to show that as a landscape, a landscape subjected to a dramatic storm, a landscape that becomes peaceful and is changed for the better.

Sixteen prints on paper illustrate the before, during, and after. Black skies, dark red mountains, and yellow-orange valleys equally divide the space in one set of prints. In another set, color remains bright but it is no longer smooth and movement is more apparent. With the last group the sky is often interrupted by an almost blinding bright yellow light.

Also included in the exhibit are several large-scale figurative prints: monoprints with oil stick and pen and ink details. “It is hard for me to have a show and not have any figures; I am still extremely fascinated by the figure.”

Additionally, copies of Carter’s first book, Machiavellian Arts Management: Timeless Advice for 21st Century Arts Organizations will be available for purchase. This publication provides operating tactics for today’s organizations drawn from principles taken from Niccolo Machiavelli.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Flop House: 8 December 2006

Come one, come all to an art opening in Old North St. Louis :

Friday, December 8th: an art exhibit of local artist William McMahan.

This show is a series of etchings entitled Human, All Too Human. Please come out and support local artists as we try to create more of a buzz about our neighborhood in the art community. The gallery and bonfire will be open from 6pm until 9pm (or until we have to kick everyone out). We are going to need everyone to come out just to keep the place warm. See you there......and please dress warmly and wear good shoes!

Gordon and Kira McKinney
The Flop House
1318 Hebert St.
St. Louis, MO 6310

Ellen Curlee Gallery: 8 December 2006

Vintage New York at the Ellen Curlee Gallery, December 8, 2006 to January 27, 2007.
Opening Reception: Friday, December 8, 2006 6-9 pm.

Please join us for the opening of Vintage New York, a selection of vintage black and white photographs capturing the hubbub and excitement of New York streets in the 1940’s and 50’s.

The show, curated together with New York gallerist Bonni Benrubi includes works by Andreas Feininger, Fernand Fonssagrives, Benn Mitchell and Louis Stettner.

Andreas Feininger trained as an architect and used a camera as a reference aid in creating his buildings. He eventually turned his full attention to photography and sold his first photograph in 1932. In 1943 he became a staff photographer for Life Magazine where he completed more than 430 assignments in a 20-year span. His photographs reflect his love for all aspects of the city, the architecture and the people as well as the cars and the traffic jams. His photographs are in the collection of many major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Fernand Fonssagrives was born near Paris, France in 1910 and was one of the most revered practitioners of “Beauty Photography”. He was married to the legendary beauty Lisa Fonssagrives, who went on to marry Irving Penn. Fonssagrives’ eye for shape, form and beauty made him a popular fashion photographer in the 40’s and 50’s, when he took pictures for Town and Country Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar.

Benn Mitchell was born in New York City in 1926, and sold his first photograph to Life Magazine at the age of 16. At 17, armed with a letter of recommendation from Life to Warner Brothers, he went to Hollywood to photograph stars on the sets. In 1948, he started his own commercial studio in New York City. Through his eyes, Mitchell captured the wonderful era that was New York City in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Today, his work is published all over the world in advertising, books and major magazines. His work is also widely exhibited and included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Louis Stettner began photographing as a teenager. He studied and taught at the Photo League and went to Paris after the Second World War. He soon returned to make some of the best images of New York. Now in his 80s, he continues to photograph with undiminished vigor. His work is in the collection of major museums, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The Ellen Curlee Gallery is located at 1308-A Washington Avenue in the Washington Avenue loft district. Hours are 11:00am to 6pm Tuesday-Saturday and 11:00am to 9pm on First Fridays, the first Friday of each month. Tel: (314) 241-1299