Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Mad Art Gallery: Friday 9 February 2006

New work by Eric Gibbons and Ryan Lauderdale: Two Texas boys that chemistry gave a potion of rare flake

Mad Art Gallery is proud to present Never Meaning No Harm, an exhibition of new paintings, drawings, sculptures, and video from artists Eric Gibbons and Ryan Lauderdale. A free opening reception will take place Friday, February 9, 2007 from 7-11pm. The exhibit continues through
February 26, 2007.

Established in 2001, Mad Art Gallery is an exciting alternative gallery and performance space dedicated to creating exhibitions and cultural programs that help cultivate artists as well as art audiences. We are located in an art deco police station in historical Soulard. Please visit us at 2727 S. 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63118 or on the web at

Boots Art: Friday, 9 February 2007

Boots Contemporary Art Space

WHOOP DEE DOO beating dead horses Feb. 9 - Mar. 3rd, 2007
A traveling exhibition of Kansas City artists. Curated by Jon Peck and Jaimie Warren.
Opening reception: Friday, February 9th 6:30 - 10pm.

With works and contributions by:

Lindsay Barras • Chris Bell • Marcus Cain • Juan William Chávez • Michael Converse • Cody Critcheloe • Rebecca Dolan • Ariadne Fish • Kelly Gazlay • Rachel Helm • Seth Johnson • Lisa Kettlewell • Matthew Krawcheck Michael Krueger • Hesse Mcgraw • Leone Anne Reeves • Sean Ward • Jaimie Warren • Aaron Wrinkle • Naoko Wowsugi • Lynus Young • Erin Zona • Jen and the Rockers • Late Night Theatre • Witch and Hare • Street Jizz • Rah Booty • Little Indian Boy • Alex Penney • Iggy Romeaux • House of T.I.N.A. • Megan Goddard • Andy Maugh • Beefy
Farrar • Callyanne Casteel • David Wayne Reed • Shannon Michalski • Ashley Miller • Laura Frank • Michael Restivo • Matt Roche • Amy Hastings • Audrey Badgerow • Drew Bolton • Peggy Noland • Rita Brinkerhoff • Chris Beer • Emily Sall • Jori Sackin • Chloe Schempf • Dustin Buck • Zach Van Benthusen • Roy Carter • Maranda Stebbins • Miles Neidinger • Jared Panick • Jonathan Peck • Megan Mantia • Ariel Hart • Garret Fuselier • Mary Nichols • Anna Zimmerman • Kyle Devine • Lauren Travers • Karl Freitag • Willy Runyon, Jr. • Ascot Smith • Brandon Loyd • Anne Pearce • Nora Goddard • Mark Walker • Chadwick Brooks • Spencer Brown Madeline Farrell • Julie Potratz • David LeFebvre • Andrew Julo • Tex Jernigan • Erin Daugherty

On view Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 12-5 until March 3rd.
For other times please contact Boots for an appointment.

For directions and more information visit
2307 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118 • 314.772.BOOT

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

William & Florence Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 8 February

OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, February 8, 6 - 8 p.m.
American Art: Selections from the Commerce Bank Fine Art Collection

The Commerce Bank Fine Art Collection was initiated in 1963 to provide a stimulating environment for employees, customers and the general community. The Schmidt Art Center is pleased to host a selection of work from this quality collection of American realist and abstract
printmakers and painters from the 1940s to the present, including Alexander Calder, Ben Shahn, Fairfield Porter, Alex Katz, Sol Lewitt, and more. Exhibit continues through March 10.

Chris Berti: New Sculpture
This exhibit features figurative ceramic sculptures from Chris Berti, a Parkland College, Illinois artist. Exhibit continues through March 8.

The William & Florence Schmidt Art Center is located on the Belleville Campus of Southwestern Illinois College.
2500 Carlyle Avenue, Belleville, IL 62221

Hours of Operation: Tue - Sat: 11 am - 5 pm, Thur: 11 am - 8 pm
As always, receptions and visiting hours are free and open to the public.

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Friday 9 February 2007

Opening Reception, Friday, February 9, 5-7 p.m.

Karyn Olivier - A Closer Look
Opening February 9, 2007 and continuing through May 13, 2007, Karyn Olivier's spare and witty work will span the indoor galleries of Laumeier's Museum Building.

Laumeier Sculpture Park, Museum Terrace
12580 Rott Road
St. Louis, MO 63127

Artist Talk
Friday, February 9, 12 noon
Sverdrup Hall, room 123
Webster University
8300 Big Bend
St. Louis, MO 63119-3194

SLCC Forest Park: Friday 16 February 2007

Sarah Giannobile: recent paintings and drawings
Opening reception Friday, February 16, 6-8pm

St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
Gallery of Contemporary Art/Library Building
5600 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63110

On view February 12- March 9, 2007
Gallery Hours: MWF 10am to 4 pm, TTH 10 am to 8 pm

RAC Gallery: Friday 9 February 2007

Blue Beach Stones of Oregon by Helen Bylinowski

Tree Ballet by Janice Schoultz Mudd

Common Thread: The tangibility of the spiritual in everyday life

The show, curated by Rene Dimanche, features works by Janice Schoultz Mudd (paintings, drawings and paper collages); Helen Bylinowski (photography and watercolor); and Ann D. Croghan (watercolors, acrylics, drawings and pastels). Much like in the Romantic movement of the past, the artists in this exhibition respond to the increasing social and political pressures of our time by searching for beauty through nature and its symbolic qualities.

Opening Reception open to public -- Friday, February 9, 2007 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition – Through Sunday, April 1, 2007
Gallery Talk – Wednesday, February 28, 2007 6:30 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. talk

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63112

On the Delmar Loop across from The Pageant
Parking available in the lot behind The Pageant; some metered street parking available

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Marbles Gallery: Friday 9 February 2007

SJ HAMMACK - Energetic art suspended in a peaceful space

Color + Texture + Energy = a Plethora of Color Narratives Influenced by Current Events, Popular Culture & Abstract Expressionism

Please join us for the Artist's Reception at Marbles Gallery & Yoga Studio, 1905 Park Avenue at Lafayette Square on Friday February 9 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

This collection of paintings incorporates years of experimentation investigating the narrative capabilities of non representational surfaces invigorated by raking, rubbing, gouging, and troweling thick and luscious oil paint onto the surface. By mixing colors on the canvas as opposed to the palette each swipe creates a unique combination of color and texture that never repeats.

The Fragile Girl Series focuses on realistic and abstract images that fuse glamour, humor and drama to create an eerie seduction for the viewer to experience the vulnerability of a seemingly composed girl.

For more information contact: Jane Ollendorff, Art Director at 314.791.6466 or

The Marbles Gallery, 1905 Park Avenue Lafayette Square, St. Louis, MO 63130

Componere Gallery: Friday 2 February 2007

"The Year In Pictures"
An exhibit of digital photography by Mark Florida opens with a reception on Friday Feb 2, 7pm-9pm and runs through Feb 24th at

Componere Gallery
6509 Delmar Blvd
St Louis, Mo 63130

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

3rd Floor Gallery: Friday 2 February 2007

3rd Floor Gallery presents The Work of Charles Mooneyham and Beth Martin

Please join us for the artist reception on Friday, February 2, 2007 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.

"In recent years my work has developed into a visual interpretation of the infidelity of all aspects of life and the naivety of youth which many times stands in the way." Charles Mooneyham

"Using a variety of transparent and opaque mediums allows me to create something which expresses the idea of the constant process of additions and subtractions, growth and decline."
Beth Martin

3rd Floor Gallery 1214 Washington Ave., third floor Mossa Center
St. Louis, MO 63101 314.241.1010
hours: M-Sa, 12-5

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Bruno David Gallery: Friday 9 February 2007

Opening Reception: Friday, February 9 from 6 to 9 pm (Exhibition: Feb 9 – March 10, 2007)

LISA K. BLATT: New Media Room

In his recent work, Kelley Johnson experiments and explores the possibilities within the confines of oil paint. He creates paintings that can be read as figurative or abstract. Some of the paintings look like images from fantasy books and comics others look like children’s books while others resemble figures from popular myths. Mr. Johnson studied art at Indiana University (MFA), Parsons School of Design (BFA) and Yale School of Art.

In the Project Room, Charles Schwall’s paintings are informed by curvilinear and organic formations found in nature that are often associated with life, growth, and regenerative energy. In each work, interdependent shapes and lines overlap to form one entity, which evokes an interior place of gestation or incubation and also establishes a dialectic between containment and lack of containment. The paintings are created through additive and reductive processes of layering paint, as well as the refined use of gesture, contour, silhouette and color. The resulting images possess subtle relationships between shape, line, hand-rendered edges and a surface that reveals a sense of touch. As an artist educator, Mr. Schwall has co-edited and co-authored the book, In the Spirit of the Studio: Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia.

San Francisco based photographer and video artist Lisa K. Blatt will present in the New Media Room a video titled 24 hours in Venice in 24 seconds. This video examines time and perception and the intersection of nature and culture. Her work straddles the representational and phenomenological – How one may see the landscape as well as how landscape may represent both being and non being, presence and absence, infinity and finality. Ms. Blatt received her MFA (New Genres) from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Boulevard (in Grand Center) St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Neve Shalom art gallery: 3 March 2007

New show in the Neve Shalom art gallery, The Conversation by Joan Lipkin and Kim Mosley,
a nine-month collaboration by Joan Lipkin and Kim Mosley in which both artists pledged to create a daily piece that incorporated written and visual exchanges.

Reception and discussion: Saturday, March 3, 7-8pm
followed by Jacob's Pillow (live music with donation requested for concert only) at 8pm

Maryville University Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Thursday 25 January 2007

Maryville University's Morton J. May Foundation Gallery is please to present an exhibition of prints from Wildwood Press. Artists featured in this exhibit are national and international know and include Josely Carvalho, David Shapiro, Michael Berkhemer, Jerald Ieans, Maryanne Ellison Simmons, Linda Schwarz, Juan Sanchez, Mary Judge.

Exhibiton Dates are Jan 22 - Feb 16
A reception will be held Thursday Jan 25 from 6-8pm with refreshments

Maryville University
Morton J. May Foundation Gallery (located in the library building)
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141

Monday, January 22, 2007

The Gallery: Friday, 2 February 2007

The February exhibit in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library (6701 Delmar) entitled "Boundaries" features prints and mixed media by Roxanne Phillips. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 2, from 6 - 8 pm in THE GALLERY.
The works remain on display through February 24 and may be viewed during normal library hours, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 9 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; and Sunday 1 - 5 pm.

Exhibits in THE GALLERY are made possible in part by a grant from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. For further information : Linda Ballard or Lexine Pranschke, 314.727.3150

University City Public Library
6701 Delmar Blvd.
University City MO 63130

Bruno David Gallery: Friday 16 March 2007

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibit: Horsehead by Peter Marcus in the main gallery. Peter Marcus creates large-scale experimental prints inspired by and based on architecture. His innovative technique of bonding coated paper to canvas permits his large-scale presentation without the distortion of glazing, a technique that challenges the distinction between printmaking and painting. Complex patterns and textures draw the viewer into his work, with space-defining areas of color applied over primarily black-and-white collagraph, a form of intaglio printing related to engraving and etching. Marcus’ pieces are about combining opposites, being large while, at the same time, intimate and geometric while organic. His recent work focuses on the lesser-viewed sides of a Rhode Island summerhouse built in the 1890s.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 16 from 6 to 9 pm (Exhibition: March 16 – April 14, 2007)

In the Project Room, Chris Rubin de la Borbolla will show his recent paintings. Chris uses technology as a means to appropriate materials on all sensory fronts, re-assemble them, and distribute them across numerous media. All compositions begin with a chance meeting of archived images, words or design aesthetics, which eventually filter into a residual center. All progresses from that origin with no notion of its end / completion– oftentimes with the origin itself being re-written.

Video artist Dickson Beall will present his latest video titled 500 Billion Plastic Bags in the New Media Room.

Current Exhibitions:
JENNA BAUER: Main Gallery
CINDY TOWER: Project Room
January 5 - February 3, 2007

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. 1.314.531.3030

Contemporary Art Museum: Friday 26 January 2007


January 26 - April 8, 2007

Friday, January 26
6:00-7:00 pm, Members' Preview and Reception
7:00-9:00 pm, Public Opening

Nothing beats the thrill of Opening Night - especially when Warhol is coming to town (of course, we're talking about his art work)! Artist Jim Hodges joins us in celebrating the opening of one of the biggest exhibitions to come to St. Louis. Free admission and complimentary valet.

This highly-anticipated exhibition pairs the work of Andy Warhol, widely regarded as the most important artist of the twentieth century, with the work of Jim Hodges, a major New York artist working today. On view will be signature works by Warhol including his Jackie silkscreens and Silver Clouds, as well as many of his rare works that have never before been exhibited outside the Warhol Museum.

The exhibition is creating a buzz throughout the art world that is turning national attention towards St. Louis and the Contemporary. We are thrilled to welcome Artist Jim Hodges and a number of national and international art collectors to St. Louis for this grand opening, and we hope you will be able to join us for this landmark event in the cultural history of St. Louis.

Also opening

Opening Weekend Highlights:

Thursday, January 25 Champagne Reception with Artist Jim Hodges
Friday, January 26 Opening Night
Saturday, January 27 Opening Brunch, Artist and Curator Walkthrough

Gallery Visio: Thursday 25 January 2007

Gallery Visio and the Office of Transfer Services at the University of Missouri-St. Louis Present
Creative Spirits: A Joint Exhibition of Visual Art among the Saint Louis Community Colleges of Florissant Valley, Forest Park, and Meramec and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

January 25-February 28, 2007

A reception for the artists will be held January 25, 2007 from 4:00-7:00pm at Gallery Visio.

This exhibition features the works of selected faculty and students from the four university and college campuses. Curators for the exhibit are David Hanlon, Meramec College, Yingxue Zuo, Forest Park College, Janice Nesser-Chu, Florissant Valley College and Jeff Sippel from UM-St. Louis.

This reception and exhibit are both free and opened to the public.

Gallery Visio
170 Millennium Student Center, Lower Level
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Other Info: Gallery Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs.11:00am-5:00pm, Wed. 11am-8pm, Fri., and Sat. by appointment 1pm-5pm

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

May Gallery: Friday 19 January 2007

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

19 January - 16 February 2007

© Chris Walker

Steve Adams, Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Dan Dreyfus, James Leick, Joseph John Lowry, Dominique Macaire, Jack Rinehart, Susan Hacker Stang, T. Ann Tolin, Curt von Diest, Chris Walker

reception for the photographers
Friday, 19 January 2007, 5:00-7:00 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

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 20 January 2007

Eleventh Annual “Varsity Art” Exhibit Opens at Art Saint Louis January 20th

Art Saint Louis, the premiere not-for-profit visual art organization & co-op art gallery in downtown St. Louis, presents “Varsity Art XI,” on view at Art Saint Louis January 22 through March 1, 2007. A free opening reception will be held Saturday, January 20, 7-9 p.m. This exhibit is presented in the Art Saint Louis 7th floor Annex Gallery.

This eleventh annual invitational exhibit presents works by 28 undergraduate/graduate level art students from 14 area universities & colleges.

Our “Varsity Art XI” featured artists & the institution they represent are:
Melanie Berlier, Jefferson College
Cole Jeffery Conder, Lindenwood University
Debbie Corson, St. Louis Community College at Meramec
Samuel J. Davis, Jefferson College
Jeff Forster, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Sarah Frost, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Catherine J. Hamrick, McKendree College
Richard Jennings, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
Joe Keesee, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
Nicole O. Kirk, McKendree College
Ellen D. Ladwig, St. Charles Community College
Elysia Mann, Washington University College & Graduate School of Art
Beth Anne Martin, Fontbonne University
Robert Jay Matejcek, Fontbonne University
Kym K. McCrary, St. Charles Community College
Ikuko Meacham, Saint Louis University
Rebecca Orf, Maryville University Saint Louis
Carolyn Palmer, Webster University
Lebecca Peterson, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Helga Pleban, Washington University College & Graduate School of Art
Katharine Roberds, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Bryce Robinson, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
Barb Shaffer, St. Louis Community College at Meramec
Christine Joan Smith, Lindenwood University
Nicole Stevens, Webster University
Mary Anne Swaine, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
Katie Tulk, Maryville University Saint Louis
Jonathan Wachtel, Saint Louis University

Art St. Louis: Saturday 20 January 2007

“City as Art” Exhibit Opens at Art Saint Louis January 20th

Art Saint Louis, the premiere not-for-profit visual art organization & co-op art gallery in downtown St. Louis, presents “City As Art,” on view at Art Saint Louis January 22 through March 1, 2007. A free opening reception will be held Saturday, January 20, 7-9 p.m.

This multi-media juried exhibit was open to artists residing in the St. Louis region (includes a 200-mile radius of the metro area). Artists were asked to submit artworks in all styles that address the theme of “City As Art,” specifically works that explore urban life, people and/or the built environment and/or address Samuel Johnson’s quote, “A great city is. . . the school for studying.”

Serving as jurors for this exhibit are Shannon Fitzgerald, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and artist Bob Hansman, Associate Professor, Washington University School of Architecture, St. Louis. (Image: Cary Horton, Shrewsbury, Missouri. “Longhorn.” 2006, Digital Print, $150.)

From 167 artworks submitted by 98 artists, our jurors selected 47 artworks by 41 artist for “City As Art.” The featured artists are:
Greg Barth, Wildwood, MO
Bradley E. Bauer, St. Peters, MO
Shawn Phillip Burkard, St. Louis, MO
Jennifer Collins, St. Louis, MO
Jacob DeGeal, Normal, IL
Thomas Finkenkeller, Bridgeton, MO
Ted Fischer, St. Louis, MO
Ron Flier, Glendale, MO
David Garcia, St. Louis, MO
Peter Gifford, Edwardsville, IL
Larry Glenn, Clayton, MO
SJ Hammack, Kirkwood, MO
David Hanlon, Kirkwood, MO
Anukriti Sud Hittle, University City, MO
Cary Horton, Shrewsbury, MO
Mark Hurd, St. Louis, MO
Braden Kay, St. Louis, MO
Matthew Kemp, St. Peters, MO
Matty Kleinberg, St. Louis, MO
Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO
Ken Konchel, University City, MO
David Lancaster, St. Louis, MO
Julie Malone, Manchester, MO
Donald J. McKenna, Kirkwood, MO
Craig Newsom, Chatham, IL
David E. Olivera, St. Louis, MO
Alan Palmer, St. Louis, MO
Libby Reuter, St. Louis, MO
Lee Rhoades, Cedar Hill, MO
Jennifer Richter, St. Louis, MO
David Spear, Columbia, MO
Barbara Stevens, Rochester, IL
Steve Turner, St. Louis, MO
Andrea Vadner, St. Louis, MO
Jeane Vogel, Olivette, MO
Jennifer Weigel, St. Louis, MO
Barbara Weiss, Clayton, MO
David Wilson, St. Louis, MO
Angelia Young, Imperial, MO
Barbara Zucker, St. Louis, MO
Yingxue Zuo, Ballwin, MO

Hansman & Fitzgerald selected five artists works to receive Awards of Excellence. Those Awards will be made public at the opening reception on January 20th.

Art Saint Louis is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis' Old Post Office District at 917 Locust Street (on Locust between 9th and 10th Streets). The Gallery is free & open to the public Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays.

For information about Art Saint Louis exhibits & events, contact:
Ms. Robin Hirsch, Associate Director
Art Saint Louis
917 Locust Street, #300
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1413 USA
314/241-4810 (2#) fax: 314/241-6933

Gallery & office FREE & open to the public: M-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Closed Sundays & holidays

1986-2006: Art Saint Louis TWENTY YEARS STRONG

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

STLCC Meramec: Friday, 26 January 2007

Annual Faculty Exhibition: 4 x 7

Opening reception 5:30-8 pm

Painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, digital works and other media will be presented by the Meramec art department faculty, which consists of over one hundred artists. Artworks in this exhibition will be fabricated specifically in a format of 4 x 7”, devised to present both a modular consistency and a design challenge to the artists.

11333 Big Bend Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63122-2810

Phone: 314-984-7500 Fax: 314-984-7117 TDD: 314-984-7127

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Hunt Gallery: 19 January 2007

“Seattle Printmakers” an Exhibit at Webster University’s Cecille R. Hunt Gallery

“The Seattle Printmakers,” an exhibit of the recent work of printmakers Bruce Botts, Jean Behnke, Deborah Mersky and Karen Kosoglad is presented. Printmaking provides a vehicle for personal commentary from humble observations to profound insights. The processes of making prints often lead artists to unexpected results. The work of these artists, although quite distinctive in appearance, contains a common thread of presenting the self from a universal perspective. In these more than 20 works, raw animal representations act out slice of life dramas and patterns from nature. Each piece is presented as calligraphic and cryptic messages. The mix of intention and discovery becomes a magical interface for the viewer. The printmakers in this Hunt gallery exhibition live in on and around the San Juan Islands.

Friday, January 19 to February 16, 2007
Opening reception Friday, January 19, 6-8 p.m.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1–4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Visual Arts Studio, Webster University, 8342 Big Bend Blvd.
Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
More Info: 314-968-7171

Friday, January 12, 2007

Chesterfield Arts: 12 January 2007

Photography exhibit featuring work by
Ken Konchel
Dennis Smith
Lisa Halley Melching

Join us for opening reception Friday Jan. 12 6pm-9pm
At Chesterfield Arts, 444 Chesterfield Center, Suite 130
Chesterfield Arts is located in the Northeast corner of Chesterfield Mall Parking lot across from Wapango Restaurant.
Show runs January 12-March 4
for more information go to or call 636-519-1955

Bruno David Gallery: 12 January 2--7

Bruno David Gallery would like to invite you to attend the opening reception for an exhibition by JENNA BAUER and in the project room CINDY TOWER. The opening reception is this Friday, January 12 from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibitions remain on view through February 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.” Jenna Bauer’s work centers on themes of landscape, light, organic forms and gestures. Her approach on these themes has ranged from minimalist prints of translucent overlapping colors to frenetic, textural paintings. Her work continues to focus on the relationship between abstraction and realism, a relationship that she views as a thread that can be stretched very thin.

In the Project Room, New York artist, CINDY TOWER will present her recent paintings from her on-going “Workplace Series”. The series, based on paintings of abandoned warehouses and machinery, came about because of “the huge economic gap between classes I saw developing” and because “everything I love is disappearing all over the country.” She is committed to create paintings that “record gestures” and emotions left in these buildings.

The 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, and in close proximity to the Sheldon Art Galleries, The Fox Theatre, and Powell Symphony Hall. The gallery is open free to the public and the hours are 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment. for

Directions: From 64/40 East, exit Grand Avenue; turn right on Grand Avenue, then left on Washington Boulevard. The gallery is located on the north side of the street between Grand and Spring Avenues. Free parking is available on both Washington Boulevard and Spring Avenue.

Xen Gallery: 12 January 2007

Xen Gallery Artist's Reception - January 12th - 5:30 -6:00

Diana Hansen - "Winter Ocean" - oil paintings
Nila Petty - "The Intended Fragment - ceramic sculpture

Join us our artist's reception and the first Euclid McPherson Gallery Walk of 2007! Have a glass of wine and view these two exhibitions by St. Louis artists Diana Hansen and Nila Petty.

Gallery Hours: Tues - Fri 10-6, Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4
Visit our website for the exhibition calendar
For more information please call 314-454-9561
401 North Euclid (@ McPherson) Saint Louis, Missouri 63108

Bonsack Gallery: 12 January 2007

New paintings/tape drawings by Rebecca Eilering

Show runs from Jan 12th to Feb 20th.
Gallery Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 pm M-F

Reception: Friday, Jan 12, 5-7 pm
(limited complimentary food and beverage)

Bonsack Gallery
John Burroughs School
755 S. Price Rd.
St. Louis (Ladue), MO 63124
phone: 314.993.4040

Atruim Gallery: Friday, 12 January 2007

If you missed the Openings for Kirk Pedersen "Urbanscapes," and Heather Becker "White Wind," because of the ice storm or the "holiday rush," now is the time to get in and enjoy these interesting, beautiful exhibitions. Atrium will be hosting a Friday evening reception as part of the CWE Gallery Walk this week, January 12, from 6 - 8 p.m. Please join us for a glass of wine and a look at these
very outstanding exhibitions coming into St. Louis from the West Coast (L.A.) and Chicago. Both shows continue through January 27. For more information please see our website,, or call 314-367-1076.
4729 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 6310

Craft Alliance: 12 January 2007

Matters at Hand: Contemporary Narrative Tapestry
Curated by Deann Rubin

Please join us at Craft Alliance this Friday night, January 12, from 6-8pm for the opening of Matters at Hand: Contemporary Narrative Tapestry.

Hand-woven tapestry, at its earliest, was a graphic medium used for recording and communicating stories on the human experience. This exhibition presents artists whose work reflects a dialog with the human/social condition and blends the traditional technique of tapestry
weaving with contemporary ideas. Deann Rubin, the curator, is a St. Louis based tapestry artist, exhibits nationally and studied with the late master craftsperson, Muriel Nezhnie.

Opening concurrently, local fiber artist Cathy McBride in the David and Jacqueline Charak Gallery.

Framations: Saturday, 13 January 2007

Please join Framations in celebrating Photography with a new exhibit:
Beyond the Lens: A Photography Exhibition

The Opening Reception will be this Saturday, January 13, 2007: 6-9 pm with Awards at 7:00pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Complementary refreshments. Framations is located at 218 North Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301. For more info, call (636) 724-8313.

The exhibit runs through February 4, 2007. It will feature 43 works by the following artists:
Gary Roos
Burt Remis
Julie Scarpace
Alexander Jones
Daniel Fshback
Barbara Merlotti
Larry Umhoefer
Frank Sills
David Coleman
Shannon Edwards
Kevin Corcoran
Margo Gleason
Rebecca Orf
Mary Johnson
Jessica Dreyer
Valerie Dratwick
Colin Wright
Danielle Giessman
Kurt Jambretz
Laura Presley

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

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Mad Art: Friday, 5 January 2007

Opening reception Friday, January 5, 2007, 7-11 PM

Mad Art Gallery presents Famous Fictional:Portraits from Comics and Fiction featuring classic and familiar characters from comics and popular fiction. Twenty artists will present some of the most famous or infamous characters from literature and comics painted, illustrated or sculpted. Comics and print items will be available for purchase.

Participating artists include: Brian Hurtt, Matt Kindt, Luby, Jessi Kelley, Ted May, Dan Zettwoch, Jason Robards, Patrick Day, Anchovy, Dan Wilson, Brian Yap, Jon Baker, Brian Merkel, Nathan Poetzscher, Jon Reed, Chris Lucas, Sacha Mardou, Kevin Huizenga, Sharlene Kindt, and Christine Norrie.

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Fort Gondo: Friday, 5 JAnuary 2007

"Same Place Different View"

Works by Fabrizio Passanisi and Sarah Giannobile opens tomorrow evening at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts located at 3151 Cherokee St. The opening takes place from 6-9pm January 5, 2007. For more information visit our website at

3rd Floor Gallery: Friday 5 January 2007

The Photography of Pete Zwally: A Posthumous Retrospective
Opening Reception Friday Jan. 5th, 2007, 6 pm
Curator: Todd Thomas

This collection showcases the gifted St. Louis artist who was known for his keen eye and creativity in both his commercial work and fine art. It is regrettably only a modest display of the stunning
imagery captured over the years from a artist who had a passion for his craft. Pete Zwally passed away in September 2005, at the age of 37.

Show runs from Jan. 5th to Jan. 30th, 2007, Monday – Saturday, Noon to 5

3rd Floor Gallery
1214 Washington Ave., third floor Mossa Center
St. Louis, MO 63103

SLU Museum of Art: 26 January 2007

Roads to Freedom: Europe Through Solidarity
reception 5:30 pm
through 18 February

Fontbonne Gallery of Art: Friday: 26 January 2007

Natural Law Juxtaposed, by Linda Bangert
reception 6-8
through 23 February

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Art Coop: Friday, 12 January 2007

Art Coop has now re-opened at a new location and once again we'll be doing monthly art events, a film series, occasional avant garde theatre productions,and all kinds of other artsy nonsense.

Our first event is the opening reception for The Gnu Show on Friday, January 12, from 7 to 11 pm. Featuring new work by 33 artists, live music, video projections, and free food and drink. The reception is free and open to the public.

Our new location is 2400 South Jefferson, that's seven blocks South from Highway 44, on the left.

Cairdea's Coffee House: 5 January 2007

Come to the Grand Opening of the NEW Cairdea's Coffee House at 7351 Forsythe in Clayton this Friday featuring new works by artist Craig Downs.

Opening reception from 6-9 pm.

(The phone is not hooked up yet, but you may call the other Cairdea's at 314-644-3972 if you need directions)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

First Friday Downtown Gallery Walk: 5 January 2007

Stretch your legs and exercise your mind during the first First Friday of the year and visit art galleries, boutiques & design-related businesses while they stay open late -- most until 9 p.m. -- THIS Friday, January 5, 2007.

Art Saint Louis
3rd floor gallery
Casa Semplice
Salt of the Earth
Washington Avenue Post

Start your evening out at Art Saint Louis, 917 Locust Street, 3rd floor. We will stay open until 9 p.m. to present the final night of "Art St. Louis XXII, The Exhibition," a multi-media exhibit featuring works by 39 Missouri & Illinois artists.

Gallery Walk maps are created by Salt of the Earth for the Downtown Merchants' Association at If you log on to that site & the map is not the current version, refresh your browser to view the new one. (Some computers will require that the cache be cleared or cookies deleted to see the latest map.)