Friday, June 29, 2007

Maps: Thursday, 5 July 2007

Rob Playter: Ten Memories in Every Pack

An interactive photography exhibition featuring images regarding friendship, social interaction, and the "rockstar aesthetic".

How does a camera affect the demeanor of the people on which it is focused? If removed from a group situation, how would a singular close friend interact with a white room, a camera, and me? These are just a few of the questions Mr. Playter posed while creating the work for his exhibition.

Opening Thursday, July 5th from 7-10 pm, and will be on view from July 5th-August 2nd, 2007.

Gallery hours are by appointment only, please call (618) 334-4347 or e-mail us for an appointment.

Maps is located at 225 N. Illinois St. in Downtown Belleville, Illinois, just a few blocks North of the Belleville Town Square.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Gallery at Chesterfield Arts: Friday, 29 June 2007

Way Out West (County that is!)
Friday, June 29; 6 to 9 pm

3rd annual exhibition featuring artists residing in West County. Exhibit includes painting by Gabriela Toujas and Jill Nassau, watercolor by Beverly Hoffman and glass by Tony Cray.

The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts
444 Chesterfield Center
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Monday, June 25, 2007

PSTL Window Gallery: Friday, 29 June

Opening Friday, June 29th at PSTL Window Gallery

Please join us from 6pm-8pm on Friday, June 29 for the opening reception of recent work by Michael Roulade.

Michael Roulade is a St. louis native. Often leading a nomadic lifestyle in search of life's truths and finding even those unbelievable, he currently resides in Cleveland where he practices his talents in the visual and musical arts. Michael’s collage based installation depicts an identity crisis that is often insight, mistaken for struggle and confusion.

PSTL is an effort to grant exposure to innovative artists who do not have an established presence in the St. Louis art community. Our intimate space challenges them to respond with unique pieces that may be overlooked in a more mainstream gallery setting. The artists are free and encouraged to create whatever they wish, expressing themselves however they choose.

Pace Framing/PSTL
632 N. Grand
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Between the Fox Theater and Powell Symphony Hall and directly across the street from Schmidt Contemporary Art

Gallery 210: Thursday, 28 June 2007


June 28 - October 6 , 2007
Saint Louis Through the Lens: Irvin Schankman Memorial Photography Contest
Reception : Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: Thursday, June 28, 2007 6:30 p.m.

This competitive exhibition addresses changes that have occurred in the city of St. Louis over the past 50 years. 27 artists will feature work in the show. This is a collaborative effort between Gallery 210 and the Public Policy Research Center at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Artist, curator and writer Mel Watkin is the exhibition's curator. June 28, 2007 through October 6, 2007.
Gallery 210
University of Missouri – St. Louis
44 East Drive, TCC
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Jacoby Arts Center: Friday, 22 June 2007


All are invited to the Opening Reception of the Jacoby Arts Center’s Third Annual Juried Exhibition, Friday, June 22, 2007 from 5-8 pm, 627 East Broadway in Alton. The awards presentation of three cash prizes and three Awards of Excellence by Juror Bob Huber will take place at 6:30 pm. All six artists will be invited to exhibit in the January 2008 Awards of Excellence exhibit. The opening reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served at the opening reception, with a wine tasting provided by Mary Michelle Winery.

The exhibit will run from June 22 through July 29. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, Sunday, noon-4 pm, and closed Monday.

Artists selected include Jerie Artz, Jim Balmer, Rebecca Barton, Laura Blair, Laverne Brink, George Cooke, John DenHouter, Dennis DeToye, Amanda Lea Dickson, Roberta Elliott, Jessica Erickson, Glenn Felch, Jane Floyd-Hendey, Sarah Frost, Kathy Gomric, Martha Iler, Chris Kassak, Ruth Kolker, Joseph Langley, Joshua Laughlin, Michael E. Mason, Judith McLaughlin, Barbara Merlotti, Dave Merritt, Kate Morgan, Samuel Preston, Doris Roberts, Damia Smith, David P. Stine, Gene Ursprung, Jeff Vaughn and David M. Yates. Juror Bob Huber is the Program Chair in Fine Art at Blackburn College. Mr. Huber teaches Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, and Ceramics, and is the gallery director for three campus spaces. Most of the art will be for sale.
Jacoby Arts Center
627 E. Broadway
Alton, Illinois 62002

Monday, June 18, 2007

Boots Contemporary Art Space: Friday, 22 June 2007

School of Visual Arts, New York - MFA Road Show 2007
Opening reception: Friday, June 22 6:30 - 10pm

From the heart of Manhattan to the heartland of America, MFA ROAD SHOW showcases the work of twenty- eight young international artists, all of whom received an MFA degree this year from New York City's School of Visual Arts. From June to September 2007, the exhibition of more than fifty works will travel from St. Louis, Missouri, to San Antonio, Texas, to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Works Selected by Dan Cameron, the exhibition features brand-new work in a range of media: painting, drawing, video, photography, animation, and sculpture.

Featuring work by: Nicholas Brooks • Si Jae Byun • Sarah Chacich • Jee Hui Chang Eun Woo Cho • Damien Crisp • Charlotte Doglio • Mike Egan • Brianelectro • Nikolas Gambaroff • Miryana Gligoric • Hadassa Goldvicht • Peter Gregorio • Yu-Sheng Ho • Sung Hee Jang • Hee Soo Kim • Go Woon Lee • Crisman Liverman • Jason Bailer Losh • Lara Star Martini • Shiri Mordechay • Yoon Jee Nam • Rocco Nicolini • Ann Oren • Lai Chung Poon • Austin Shull • Ryan Sullivan • Lana Vogestad • Margaret Weber • Kristen Wykret • Yejin Yoo

On view Mon. – Fri. 12-5 and Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 12-5 until July 6.
Boots Contemporary Art Space
2307 Cherokee St. • St Louis, MO • 63118 • 314.772.BOOT

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

phd gallery: Saturday, 23 June 2007

Ken Konchel And Jeff Palmer: BODY / BUILDING

June 23—August 11

A challenging new show allows the viewer to compare the structural similarities of the human body with architectural formations. The show, BODY / BUILDING, features the work of Ken Konchel and Los Angeles photographer Jeff Palmer. The exhibit runs June 23, 2007 through August 11, 2007 with a grand opening reception on June 23, 7:30–11:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

According to the ancient Roman architect Vetruvius, the precise mathematical relationships that exist in the human body should be followed in architecture. BODY/BUILDING explores the correlation between human and architectural forms through an examination of the male nude photography of Jeff Palmer and the architectural abstracts of Ken Konchel. phd gallery hosts the exhibition of black and white photography and will hang 22 large format works by each artist.

Professor Carl Safe, of Washington University's Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts contends that the work of these two artists is designed to intentionally encourage us to see in ways that we are not used to seeing. They challenge us to more clearly understand who we are and what we value. In the process we will be required to reassess our own sensibilities. Like many artful endeavors, their work can be provocative and for some, may even offend. (Read Professor Safe's essay.)
phd gallery
2300 Cherokee Street, St. Louis
Noon to 4:00 p.m., Thursday through Sunday
(314) 664-6644

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Framations: Saturday, 9 June 2007

Opening Reception Saturday, June 9: 6-9pm
Exhibit continues through July 8, 2007

Photography by Valerie Dratwick {Black and White, Digital, and Ziatypes}
Paintings by Timothy Wagner {mixed media paintings incorporating figures}
To view images by each, visit

If you miss the reception, you can take the audio tour anytime and get a chance to hear the artists discuss their work! And it's FREE!

Questions? Call us at 636.724.8313 or email us.

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

Atrium Gallery: 15 June 2007

DOUG SALVESON: "Recent Works on Paper"

Please join us for an upcoming solo exhibition by veteran Atrium artist, Doug Salveson. "Recent Works on Paper," is a show of paintings and collage work combining abstract imagery with references to nature. Salveson is a well known Midwestern artist respected for his mature and colorful paintings

The exhibition opens Friday June 15 with a reception for the artist from 6-8pm, and will run through August 19. 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.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Gallery Visio: Friday, 29 June 2007

"Books or Your Friends" will feature recent work by husband and wife duo Matt and Sharlene Kindt. The Kindts work in the mediums of charcoal, watercolor, oil and collage.

Matt's work includes portrayals of fictional characters from literature, while Sharlene's work focuses on a series of non-fiction portraits of important figures in her life. The combined subtext of the Kindts' work is meant to explore the relationship between the duo as artists and a couple. The Kindts' sketchbooks, photographs and other items also will be on display to give a unique behind-the-scenes perspective on their creative process.

A reception for the artists will be from 4 to 7 p.m. June 29 at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. On view June 28 through July 27.

Gallery Visio (170 Millennium Student Center)
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-7922

Monday, June 04, 2007

Art Coop: Friday, 8 June 2007

Please join us this Friday night from 7 to 11 pm for the opening reception of The Pride Show, featuring 33 artists, live music, video projections, free food and drink. Free and open to the public

Additional gallery hours for The Pride Show are Saturday and Sunday afternoon from noon to 5 pm.

Art Coop is located at 2400 South Jefferson. (7 blocks South of Highway 44, on the left.) For further information, call (314) 995-1515 or email to

Ellen Curlee Gallery: Friday, 15 June 2007

Foreign Language: Susan Aurinko, Carl Safe and Matt Siber at Ellen Curlee Gallery

The exhibition will run from June 15, 2007 to July 28, 2007, opening reception Friday, June 15, 2007 from 6-9 p.m.

In Foreign Language three artists with different sets of interests and visual language document life in cultures which are not their own; interpreting the visual language through the lens of their own ideas. Armed with a keen sense of observation, each artist travels previously unknown corners to witness and record daily life as it is reflected in the language of architecture, design, graffiti and advertising.

In her series, La Poesie des Affiches, Susan Aurinko explores the juxtaposition and layering of signage that mirror the culture of a country. She is intrigued by the overlapping of previous events and the prospect events yet to come, ultimately creating a layering of past, present and future in the life of a city. These cultural symbols are reframed into tight, graphic compositions highlighting texture and tonal value, yet their impact lays in the way the fragments of layered text and images still manage to communicate and reflect the concerns and issues of the moment.

Carl Safe, trained as an architect, captures people in fleeting moments that the rest of us might overlook. At first blush, his images appear to be about the expressions and gestures of unfamiliar people, yet it is the way he inserts the figure in the context of line, and shape that clearly reflects his interest in design and formal composition. His photographs ultimately illustrate the way architecture influences the culture of a city.

Matt Siber's photographs are a mordant, yet witty criticism of our increasingly globalized culture. In his Untitled Project series, Siber photographs familiar urban scenes but removes all the text from signs and advertisements. The textual elements are then placed on a second panel and paired next to the image robbed of its language. The absence of the printed word draws attention to the role of text in the modern landscape, but also emphasizes how in a world of prevailing symbols, logos and cultural signs, public voices communicate without using traditional forms of written language.

The gallery is located at 1308-A Washington Ave. in the Washington Ave Loft district. Hours are 11:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday and 11:00 to 9:00 the first Friday of the month. Tel: (314) 241-1299.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Friday, 8 June 2007

The Kranzberg Exhibition Series featuring Thad Duhigg will open Friday, June 8, 2007 with a free public reception at Laumeier Sculpture Park from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will continue through September 2, 2007. Summer 2007 marks the fifth edition of the exhibition series that profiles local sculptors.

Assumptions Mediated is an exhibition that openly questions viewer's points-of-view and encourages dialogue about definitions of patriotism, consumption of media images of the American ideals of equality, liberty and justice as well as our collective struggle with stereotypes.

Currently professor of sculpture and the Chair of the Art and Design department at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Duhigg will fill the indoor galleries at Laumeier with his bold, probing and provocative work. The exhibition includes sculpture, installations, prints and drawings. Duhigg's most recent work questions and provokes as it focus on issues of identity, race and current events.

Laumeier Sculpture Park is located at 12580 Rott Road in Sunset Hills, near Interstate 44 and Lindbergh Boulevard. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. until ½ hour past sunset. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, call 314-821-1209 or visit us at

Downtown Gallery Walk: Friday, 1 June 2007

Amazing how quickly another month goes by, but wham, here it is: June 1, 2007, First Friday Downtown Gallery Walk night. 6-9 p.m. FREE.

Stop in at Art Saint Louis and see "Forces of Nature," a multi-media exhibit with works by 55 regional artists. ASL is located at 917 Locust Street, on Locust between 9th & 10th Sts. Need directions? 314/241-4810.

There are also receptions & exhibits at Baseline, Ellen Curlee Gallery, Salt of the Earth, Uma, Blend, Washington Avenue Post, The Time Boutique, Niche and others. Maps are supposedly available at each location, and is posted at (note that the site address has recently changed; you may have to update your bookmarks).

Make a night of it.
6-9 p.m.

See you tonight,
Robin Hirsch, Associate Director
Art Saint Louis

Creative Art Gallery: Sunday, 3 June 2007

New Works by Ed Boccia
Sunday June 3rd from 1-3 PM

Opening reception at Creative Art Gallery
3232 Ivanhoe Ave
St. Louis, MO 63139