Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 3 August 2007

Opening Reception Friday, August 3, 7 pm to 11 pm

Mad Art Gallery proudly presents Flight Risk works by LJ Lindhurst, Timothy Meehan, and Jennifer Weigel. This exhibit will be on view from August 3 to August 30 with a free opening reception on Friday, August 3, 2007, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Cash bar available.

LJ Lindhurst's paintings, The Lock Series, explore the nuances of metal, reflection, sunlight, rust, peeling paint, and general decay in stark detail. The padlock itself is fetishized - its colorful stripes of reflection or mottled surface are painted in extraordinary detail.

Tim Meehan's landscapes are based on his experiences camping and spelunking in the caves of Missouri. "I always enjoyed the hidden world. My textures of the backgrounds are built from this memory. A snapshot of the ever changing living walls of caves."

Jennifer Weigel will be creating a one-night performance piece titled Sustenance in conjunction with the opening reception of Flight Risk. This piece is the second in a series of performance pieces exploring the nature of the art opening as an event.

Maps Contemporary Art Space: Saturday, 4 August 2007

Patrick Hunt, Dave Johnson, Jamie Kreher: "Prescribed Environments"

"Prescribed Environments" will open Saturday, August 4th from 6-10 pm, and will be on view from August 4th-September 1st, 2007. After the opening gallery hours are by appointment only, please call (618)334-4347 or e-mail us to schedule an appointment.

By emphasizing the mundane details present in the pocket cultures of middle-class, suburban America, these artists bring to light the evolutionary shift in the manner of which we construct our private and public environments. Whether it be a parking lot island, interior office space, or suburbia under construction, the images presented in "Prescribed Environments" provide a tragic and at times sarcastic glimpse into the monotonous organization of the landscape of middle America.

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

How to get to Maps Contemporary Art Space from St. Louis: Take I-64 East to Hwy 159 South (exit 12) towards Belleville. Maps is approx. 6 miles on the right side of N. Illinois, just before the Belleville Fountain/Town Square.

Via Metrolink. From the Belleville Metro stop take the 16 Belleville/St. Clair Square bus line to 225 N. Illinois St.

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art: Friday, 14 September 2007

Barbara Simon, Leesa Zarinelli Gawlik, Dawn Ottensmeier: A Sense of Place

Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 2007, 6-8 pm
Exhibition: August 24 – October 5, 2007
Gallery Talk September 15, 2007 – 4 pm
Gallery Hours Monday- Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday 12 – 4 p.m.

The current work being presented by Barbara Simon, Leesa Zarinellis Gawlik, and Dawn Ottensmeier. This group exhibit draws its inspiration from each individual's personal history of family, friends, travels, and life experiences. They are able through a variety of fabrics, techniques of dyeing, and stitcheries create masterful collages of details and symbols that represent these special narrations. (Part of Innovations in Textiles)

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art, (314) 889-1431
Fine Arts Building, 6800 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
Davide Weaver: "ART of WAR"

August 9-August 16, 2007
A reception for the artist will be held August 9, 2007 from 4-8pm at Gallery Visio. Light refreshments will be served.
Gallery Hours for this exhibit: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 11-5pm, Wednesday 11-8pm. Friday and Saturday 1-5pm.

The series known as "ART of WAR" encourages U.S. citizens to tackle the issues that are at hand. In addition, this collection is designed to explore serious, contemporary and historical subject matters. Sure to stir deep emotions, Davide adds his voice to the history of conscious awareness of American life during times of war.

170 Millennium Student Center, Lower Level, Next to the Pilot House
University of Missouri-St. Louis, North Campus
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-7922

Jacoby Arts Center: Friday, 3 August 2007

On the Horizon: Contemporary Landscapes
August 3 through September 1, 2007
Opening Reception Friday, August 3, 5:00 8:00 PM
Open Tuesday through Saturday 10- 5 and Sunday, noon to 4.

On the Horizon: Contemporary Landscapes, opens this Friday, August 3rd at the Jacoby Arts Center, with a reception for the artists from 5 - 8 PM. This exhibit features the work of artists John DenHouter, Rebecca Eilering, Glenn Felch, Thomas D. Gipe, Mary Stephanie Naunheim and Eugene Ursprung.
Jacoby Arts Center
Madison County Arts Council
627 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

Friday, July 27, 2007

Northern Arts Council Gallery: Friday, 3 August 2007

Bob Langnas: Small Prints
Free public reception 7-9 pm, August 3, 2007, Artist' gallery talk at 7:30 pm

On view at the Northern Arts Council Gallery from July 7 through August 31 is the work of printmaker Bob Langnas. The exhibition includes work from Langnas's "2nd Law Folio" series, as well as a variety of other small prints. His ongoing series "2nd Law Folio", begun in the late 1980s, consists of small prints, most measuring around 3 " square. The portfolio consists mostly of etchings, although silk screen, monotype, drypoint, and ImagOn elements are incorporated. "I have no idea how many prints I’ve produced as part of this series over the years - perhaps hundreds; most have been periodically sold off. Still, the project endures. I don’t foresee an ending to the series. When the portfolio began, the prints were intended as nothing more than technical experiments, attempts at establishing a formal vocabulary that I could apply to my larger, "more important" prints. Over time, however, the series began to take on a life - and title - of its own. Instead of serving as preparatory work for other prints, the "2nd Law Folio" began (for me) to parallel those other prints in intent and importance."

Hear more about Langnas' work at the free public reception and gallery talk on Friday August 3 at 7pm. The Northern Arts Council Gallery is located at 27 S. Florissant, Ferguson, MO 63135. Gallery hours: Sat 9-Noon or by appointment.

The Northern Arts Council (NAC) Gallery is located in a newly renovated storefront right across from the Ferguson Farmers' Market. NAC Gallery provides retail space for its member artists. Gallery hours: 9am-noon Saturdays or by appointment. For more information 314-497-6516.

Northern Arts Council Gallery
27 S. Florissant, Ferguson, MO 63135

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 27 July 2007

William Lobdell will have an opening for his solo show at the Foundry art centre in St. Charles this Friday evening from 6-9 pm. All the work is new and never seen before.

Ellen Curlee Gallery: Friday, 3 August 2007

The Ellen Curlee Gallery is delighted to announce its Next Door Video Series. Viewed from the street through the window next door to the gallery space, the series will showcase video work by local, national and international artists 24 hours a day. The videos will change every two weeks. By showing video art in such a public manner the gallery aims to heighten public interest in video work and hopes to instigate a dialogue about the individual works as well as the medium in general.

St. Louis artist Jessika Miekeley will kick off our series on Friday August 3 with her video Airport, 2001. Airport will be shown in conjunction with our one night "Lit Room" event, "Who Watches the Watchers?" which will explore art using surveillance, exhibitionism and voyeurism. Tying nicely into the theme of the event, Miekeley uses her own camera to glide over a still photograph from an airport surveillance camera in a manner similar to that of the original; thus creating a psychologically threatening scenario full of tension and suspense.

Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 7-11pm

The Ellen Curlee Gallery is located at 1308-A Washington Avenue in the Washington Avenue loft district. Hours are 11am to 4pm Tuesday-Saturday and 11am to 9pm on First Fridays, the first Friday of each month. Tel: (314) 241-1299.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Drive Gallery: Friday, 3 August 2007

You’re invited to St. Louis’ first DIY Deck Show hosted by Drive Agency. Join us for decks, drinks and music on Friday, August 3rd from 5:30-11:00 at Drive Gallery, 1617 Locust Street. Please call (314)436-8880 if you have any questions. See you then!

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2007

Wrestling With The Black Box.

Opening reception Friday July 20 from 6 to 9pm.

"Emerging painters Jonathan Muehlke and Jonathan Lisenby exhibit new paintings that tackle the elusive, and yet, impenetrably romantic "black box" surrounding the tradition of painting.

Jonathan Muehlke's work addresses racial identity as a Chinese-American. His paintings investigate the relationship between Chinese calligraphy, oil, and graffiti spray paint. Muehlke's bold and frenetic marks demonstrate a powerful connection between an artist and his material, resulting in sensual canvasses.

Jonathan Lisenby creates iconic images derived from modern depictions of spirituality and magic. His work references Japanese animation, American-styled advertising, and children's books which can be seen in these larger than life images. Lisenby's paintings explore a pared-down pop/comic book aesthetic.

Sat. & Sun. 11-5pm, July 20 to August 24

Mad Art: Friday, 3 August 2007

Mad Art Gallery proudly presents "Flight Risk" works by LJ Lindhurst, Tim Meehan, and Jen Weigel. This exhibit will be showing from August 3 to August 30 with a free opening reception on Friday, August 3, 2007, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Cash bar available.

LJ Lindhurst's paintings, The Lock Series, explore the nuances of metal, reflection, sunlight, rust, peeling paint, and general decay in stark detail. The padlock itself is fetishized - its colorful stripes of reflection or mottled surface are painted in extraordinary detail.

Here is how Tim describes his paintings in this show, "Good memories of my childhood are major influences on my work. Many are based on camping trips with my Dad. The beauty of nature the calm, the fresh air, the quiet and the feeling of being safe. We did a lot of spelunking in the caves of Missouri. I always enjoyed the hidden world. My textures of the backgrounds are built from this memory. A snapshot of the ever changing living walls of caves. Moving my flashlight to a different angle could create a completely different landscape. Working in fresco in this wet on wet process. I use a lot of elbow grease, adding and subtracting colors and textures. The foreground subjects of birds. The outside world. The most recognizable element. The silhouette shape often becomes just the negative space of the more dynamic background. The final addition of the Resin, reminds me that cave walls are always wet. These are my landscapes."

Jennifer Weigel will be creating a one-night performance piece entitled Sustenance in conjunction with the opening reception of Flight Risk. This piece is the second in a series of performance pieces exploring the nature of the art opening as an event. Jennifer

Mad Art Gallery
2727 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Marbles Gallery:Saturday, 21 July 2007

Michael Bolton, a St. Louis emerging artist, exhibits his latest mixed media abstract paintings, CHAOTIC COLOR, at the Marbles Gallery in Lafayette Square, July 1-31.

Opening Reception: 6-9 p.m. this Saturday, July 21

Michael Bolton pushes away from structure and formalities in his paintings creating original work with color, texture, and flow. He rarely uses a paint brush. Instead, he uses pallet knives and screwdrivers and a variety of media. Many of his abstracts consist of ordinary house paint, housing caulk, and other everyday materials.
Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery
1905 Park Avenue, Lafayette Square

Gallery at Chesterfield Arts: Friday, 31 August 2007

Mille Fiori (detail) Marianne Axboe

Chesterfield Arts is pleased to present No Rules: Contemporary Fiber Art

featuring artists Marianne Axboe, Drew Donnelly Benage, Carole Braig, Joyce Briscoe, Chris Burton and Pat Owoc.

The exhibition is presented as part of the collaborative biennial Innovations in Textiles 7 in which 17 St. Louis galleries exhibit works in fiber.

No Rules will open with a free public reception on Friday, August 31 at 6 pm at The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts. The exhibition will run through Saturday, November 3.

Gallery Talk – “Small Fiber Works,” Saturday, September 2911 am
Regular gallery hours are Tues.-Fri., 10 am to 5 pm; Sat., 10 am to 4 pm.

The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts
444 Chesterfield Center Dr., Suite 130
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Conveniently located near Westfield Shoppingtown Chesterfield, across from Wapango Restaurant.

Snowflake/Citystock: Friday 20 July 2007

Diana Baumbach: Recent Work
Friday July 20, 6-10pm
3156 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 20 July 2007

The Sheldon Art Galleries
Cordially Invite You To The Opening Of Two New Exhibitions
Opening reception Friday, July 20, 2007 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Wallace Herndon Smith: Summertime
The exhibition is sponsored by the David S. Millstone Foundation

Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists

The Sheldon: A Rich History featuring “Notes in Focus,” an Exhibition of new Sheldon Concert photographs by Ray Marklin
Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery

Gallery hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Noon - 8 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, Noon - 5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and one hour prior to Sheldon concerts and during intermission.
3648 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108
Tel: 314.533.9900

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2007

Opening reception for Frank Schwaiger on this Friday, July 20 from 6 to 9 pm. The gallery is also showing in the New Media Room a video by Leslie Laskey.

Mr. Schwaiger latest works are not quite sculpture; these forms are more in touch with the presence between what is real and what is not. The things we might have forgotten, the things we never knew or noticed--the shadow that follows us, the light that warms us, the basic aspects of existence.Frank Schwaiger has exhibited his work widely. He is a graduate of the Washington University in St. Louis, School of Architecture, and received his Master from Southern Illinois University.

In the New Media Room, Leslie Laskey shows a 3 minutes video made of an exhibition he had in the winter of 1987 titled Archeologie. The exhibition was about recycling (Non- Biodegradable) trash picked up along the shore of Lake Michigan, and fashioned into an art installation.

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 Memorial 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 - Saturday, and by appointment.

Directions: From 64/40-44 East/West, exit at 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.

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2007

Jim Dine. Woodcut in Paris and Tokyo. 2005 Woodcut with hand-coloring. 35 x 26 inches.

Summer Group

Works by Donald Baechler, Suzanne Caporael, Jim Dine, Sue Eisler, Helen Frankenthaler, Dan Gualdoni, Alex Katz, Jay Kelly, Cheonae Kim, Tim Liddy, Robert Mangold, Andrew Millner, Robert Motherwell, Gary Passanise, Philadelphia Wireman, Fred Sandback, Bernar Venet

Opening Reception Friday, July 20, 2007, 6 - 8 PM
Exhibition continues through September 1, 2007.

William Shearburn Gallery
4735 McPherson Avenue; St. Louis, Missouri 63108
Richard Tuttle; Twin River, 1965; Acrylic on wood, 22 x 33 inches. Howard and Donna Stone; copyright Richard Tuttle, courtesy of Sperone Westwater, New York.

Water opens this Friday.

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our next exhibition at the Pulitzer. Water opens with a public reception on Friday, July 20th from 6 - 9pm.

This will be your first opportunity to experience the artwork that will be on view, while enjoying refreshments in the Pulitzer courtyard. This installation will engage the prevalence of water in the Pulitzer building by addressing the range of responses that water has elicited from modern and contemporary artists.

Artwork by Max Beckmann, Robert Gober, Roni Horn, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Long, Henri Matisse, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Tuttle, Cy Twombly and others will be exhibited in relation to the building's prominent watercourt and the space itself, which was conceived as a fluid substance directed by walls. Specific juxtapositions within the exhibition will encourage you to think about the artwork in different and unexpected ways.

Jefferson Underground: Friday, 20 July 2007

Please stop by the Jefferson Underground for a really incredible collection of work for the last show at the Gallery. This will be a huge Summer event that you do not want to miss! The gallery is located at 2400 S. Jefferson Avenue in the heart of our city. Hours for this show are as follows:
Friday July 20th - 4:00pm - 10:00pm (Opening Party)
Saturday July 21st - Noon - 6:00pm
Sunday July 22nd - Noon - 6:00pm

Thursday July 26th - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday July 27th - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday July 28th - Noon - 6:00pm
Sunday July 29th - Noon - 6:00pm

Jefferson Underground: Friday, 20 July 2007

Please stop by the Jefferson Underground for a really incredible collection of work for the last show at the Gallery. This will be a huge Summer event that you do not want to miss! The gallery is located at 2400 S. Jefferson Avenue in the heart of our city. Hours for this show are as follows:
Friday July 20th - 4:00pm - 10:00pm (Opening Party)
Saturday July 21st - Noon - 6:00pm
Sunday July 22nd - Noon - 6:00pm

Thursday July 26th - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday July 27th - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday July 28th - Noon - 6:00pm
Sunday July 29th - Noon - 6:00pm

Monday, July 16, 2007

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 21 July 2007

David Lancaster, St. Louis. “Not Uniquely Human: 35,” 2007, Oil, Aluminum, Nails, Plywood, Shellac, 43”x41”.

Art Saint Louis, the premiere not-for-profit visual art organization & co-op art gallery in downtown St. Louis, presents “White Washed-Shades of White,” on view in the Gallery July 16 through August 23, 2007.

The public is invited to a free opening reception this Saturday, July 21, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. Mary Michelle Winery of Carrollton, IL will be our wine hosts for the evening.

This juried exhibit was open to artists 21+ residing in the St. Louis area &2 00-mile radius. For “White Washed-Shades of White,” artists were asked to submit artworks in all styles & media that "explore our culture’s fascination with concealing physical, psychological, social and/or emotional flaws, as well as artworks that demonstrate cover-ups or variations/degrees of white."

Serving as jurors for this exhibit were nationally exhibited artists Lisa Bulawsky, Associate Professor of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University School of Art, St. Louis and Brian D. Smith, artist, Professor of Art, St. Charles Community College.

From 83 artworks in all media submitted by 53 artists for jurying, Bulawsky and Smith selected 40 artworks by 31 artists for the final exhibit. Works in a variety of media are presented, including ceramics, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and textiles. For exhibition highlights and installation views, visit http://www.artstlouis.net

The featured artists in “White Washed-Shades of White” are Cate Anevski, St. Louis; Sharon Bean, Edwardsville, IL; Dennis DeToye, Edwardsville, IL; Virginia Dragschutz, St. Charles, MO (honorable mention); John M. Goessmann, St. Louis; Michelle Buehler Hadler, Florissant, MO; Tim Hahn, Augusta, MO; SJ Hammack, St. Louis; Amy Harmon, St. Louis; Richard Jennings, St. Louis; Sheldon Johnson, St. Louis; Julia Karll, St. Peters, MO; Sheila Kennedy, St. Louis; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; David Lancaster, St. Louis; Laura Long, O’Fallon, MO; Robert Lourwood, Chesterfield, MO; Elizabeth Menke, St. Peters, MO; Shelley Muellhaupt, St. Louis; Pat Owoc, St. Louis; Patrick Quigley, St. Louis; Angel Pack, St. Louis; Tony Renner, St. Louis; Libby Reuter, St. Louis; Terri Shay, Richmond Heights, MO; Thomas Shepherd, St. Louis; Tim Smith, St. Louis; Nancy Young Spence, Columbia, IL; Larry Torno, University City, MO; Jeane Vogel, Olivette, MO; Jennifer Weigel, St. Louis.

In addition to our opening reception, Art Saint Louis will participate in the August 3rd First Friday Downtown Gallery Walk with a free reception from 6-9 p.m.

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. Groups & tours welcome.
Art Saint Louis
917 Locust Street, 3rd floor
St. Louis, MO 63101
314/241-4810 (2#)
http://www.artstlouis.org & http://www.artstlouis.net

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Grafica Fine Arts: Friday, 14 September 2007

Nancy Pheil Berndt: “The Worlds of Women”
Acrylic Paintings

September 14 through October 5, 2007

Artist’s Reception Friday, Sept. 14, 4:30 to 9 pm

Grafica Fine Arts
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 961-4020

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2007

The Des Lee Gallery is pleased to announce its first summer 2007 show, "Wrestling With The Black Box."

Opening reception Friday July 20 from 6 to 9pm at the Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave, St. Louis.

"Emerging painters Jonathan Muehlke and Jonathan Lisenby exhibit new paintings that tackle the elusive, and yet, impenetrably romantic "black box" surrounding the tradition of painting.

If you're interested in St. Louis's young and talented artists this show is a must see. The Des Lee Gallery is excited to announce a summer exhibition featuring selected works by emerging artists Jonathan Muehlke and Jonathan Lisenby.

The show includes twelve new works. These medium to large-scale works exemplify skill in painting with oil, acrylic, and spray paint.

Sat. & Sun. 11-5pm, July 20 to August 24.
Opening reception Friday July 20 from 6 to 9pm.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2007

July 20, 6-10 p.m. Fire, Music, Wine, and Art. Third Friday Open House at Third Degree Glass Factory

Third Degree East Gallery presents new glass artworks by Chris Dowdy and Bryan Walsh's "All Signs On Deck!" - an exhibit of new Street Art/Abstract Expressionist hybrid paintings on street signs and skate decks. On view through August 14.

Fire works at Third Degree - and so does our air conditioning! Stop by for a cool Friday evening, July 20, 6 -- 10 p.m., for our monthly open house event. See glass blowing and flameworking demonstrations. Live music by Trigger 5 begins at 7 p.m. Marco Angeli and Beverage Sponsor Bommarito Wines takes us on a taste tour of Tuscany, Sicily, Puglia, and Alto Adige with a wine tasting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Must be 21 yrs. or older. Tastes are limited.

Third Fridays are free and family friendly. Thirsty? Cash bar provided. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar, smack dab between University City's Loop and the Central West End. For more info: http://www.stlglass.com or 314-367-4527.

3rd Floor Gallery: 13 July 2007

6-10pm TONIGHT - Opening Reception for "Colors"

an Exhibit by ArtDimensions at the 3rd Floor Gallery, 1214 Washington Ave.

Artists on exhibit: David Langley, Angelia Young, Deanna Chafin, Billy Williams, Vivian Waters, Davide Weaver

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 19 July 2007

HYBRID ILLUSIONS: Catharine Magel and Greg Edmondson

OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, July 19, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

New sculptures and works on paper by two St. Louis artists shown together for the first time. Reception is free and open to the public.

Also on display - UNMASKING GENDER
Masks from the collection of the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Museum, curated by SIUE graduate students in the Museum Studies program. The student curators will talk about the exhibit on Thursday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Exhibits continue through August 31.

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

Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and school holidays

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Take Interstate US 40/I-64 east to the Poplar Street Bridge. Stay on I-64 east to exit 16, Green Mount Road (the exit sign reads O'Fallon/Shiloh.). Turn right onto Green Mount Road. Proceed about 4.5 miles to the intersection of Green Mount Road and Route 161/Carlyle Avenue. The college will be on the left. Go straight, then turn left at either of the Green Mount Road entrances.

BY METROLINK: Exit at College Station and cross the parking lot.

Foundry Art Centre: 27 July 2007

July 27-September 7, 2007

Gallery I & II-
All Media Landscape

This exhibition gives you the opportunity to artistically conceptualize your definition of “Landscapes.” Cultural landscapes, architectural, historic, and natural landscapes can become a focus of your work. .
Juror: Joseph Orr paints the landscape of America, near his home in Osage Beach, Missouri and in places he likes to visit and exhibit his work.

Gallery III –Going Solo Award-William Lobdell

Ameristar Gallery-Jennifer Klemp

There will be an opening reception July 27th from 6-9 pm.

The Foundry Art Center
520 North Main Center
St Charles, Mo. 63301

Hoffman LaChance: Friday 13 July 2007

Please join HLC Friday July 13th from 6pm to 10pm for an exhibition featuring the work of seven local educators and practising visual artists, most of whom maintain their studios in the burgeoning artistic community of Maplewood, Mo.

The exhibit will include painting, sculpture and photography by Michael Behle, Michael Hoffman, Jerald Ieans, Doug Kassabaum, Alicia LaChance, William LaChance, Belinda Lee and Matt O'Shea.

Delicious food and wine provided by SAHAS.

The following night, Saturday the 14th,, HLC will host screenings of French new wave cinema in conjunction with the Maplewood Bastille Day celebrations.
6pm The 400 Blows - Truffaut
8pm Breathless - Godard

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2007

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibit MYTHOLOGIES by multimedia artist Frank Schwaiger. The opening reception for the artist is Friday, July 20, 2007.

Opening Reception. Friday, July 20 from 6 to 9 pm
(Exhibition: July 20 – August 25, 2007)

Mr. Schwaiger latest works are not quite sculpture; these forms are more in touch with the presence between what is real and what is not. The things we might have forgotten, the things we
never knew or noticed--the shadow that follows us, the light that warms us, the basic aspects of

3721 Washington Boulevard • Saint Louis • Missouri • 63108-3611 • U.S.A.
info@brunodavidgallery.com • www.brunodavidgallery.com • Phone 1-314-531-3030

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Beverly Gallery: Friday, 3 August 2007

"Pony Speculations" is the latest work of recent Washington University BFA graduates Blake Besharian, Amanda Harper, and Christie Norrick.

This multimedia show features paintings, sculptures, drawings, and video, which address a variety of issues including (but not exclusively) sexuality, the modern relationship with nature, and cultural appropriation.

Please join us at the Beverly Gallery for an opening reception on Friday, August 3 from 7 to 9 pm. Refreshments provided.

There will be additional viewing hours on Saturday from 12 to 4 pm, but it's only up for the weekend so act fast… or you'll miss it.

Beverly Gallery is located at 3155 Cherokee Street right next to the beloved Fort Gondo. (314) 422-4441 or fortgondo.com

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2007

Claudio Bravo "Flora," 1998 lithograph 38 1/4" x 29 1/2"

Please join us for "International Blitz," a Summer Group Exhibition featuring work by several artists with international origins. The show opens with a Special Summer Evening Reception Friday July 20th 6-8pm. Long associated with representing a number of artists with international backgrounds, Atrium Gallery continues to promote the idea of art as an international language supporting the concept that work from diverse nationalities can be easily interpreted and enjoyed by a variety of patrons and viewers. From the opening exhibition, over twenty years ago, work from non US origin artists has continued to be presented. This exhibition focuses exclusively on those artists, and is an opportunity to see their work together. Featured will be:

Lore Bert (Germany)
Claudio Bravo (Chile and Morocco)
Willem de Looper (Holland)
Julio Larraz (Cuba)
Adrian Luchini (Argentina)
Alex Macdonald (England)
Lika Mutal (Holland and Peru)
Stephen Namara (Kenya)
Francesca Sutil (Chile)
Manolo Valdes (Spain)
Sophia Vari (Greece)
Andrea Vizzini (Italy)
Victor Wang (China)

The exhibition will continue through September 16.

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. www.atriumgallery.net 314.367.1076

Monday, July 09, 2007

Craft Alliance: Friday, 13 July 2007

The Craft Alliance Biennial Faculty Exhibition:
Invitational Exhibit Featuring Talented Artist Faculty Members

Public Opening Reception Friday, July 13 6pm - 8pm
July 13 through August 26 Opening 6 p.m. on the 13th

This summer, Craft Alliance turns its focus to some of the most talented craft artists working today: its own faculty members. The Craft Alliance Biennial Faculty Exhibition is a collection of work that showcases the expertise and vision of Craft Alliance’s nationally recognized and collected artists. This exhibition consists of work from local and regional artists who have taught a class or workshop at Craft Alliance during the past two years.

This exhibit can inspire students of all ages to take a class and develop their own master craft. In addition to the thirty-eight faculty exhibiting, the winners of the Biennial Juried Student Exhibition from 2006 will also be included in the show: Anukriti Sud Hittle, Glen Bartholomew, Joel Price, Aaron Prahlow, Wendy Finger, and Julie Moschenross.

The Biennial Faculty Exhibition will be on display July 13 through August 26, 2007at Craft Alliance. Daily gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the opening and exhibition is free.

Opening concurrently on July 13 through August 26 in the Charak Gallery at Craft Alliance, are the works from local artist Trudy Marshall, an exhibition of sculpture from both metal and glass.

Craft Alliance
6640 Delmar
University City MO 63130

RAC Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2007

Please join us for the opening of
American Democracy Project Redux
on FRIDAY, July 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC). (Free parking available in the Metro parking lot north of the Pageant parking lot)

This exhibition is curated by Michael Crane, director of the Art Center Gallery at the University of Central Missouri, and features work by more than 38 local artists.

LIVE performances by the Psychotronics, St. Louis Artworks/Uppity Theater Co., and Njideka Ezenwa-Eke!

"SPEAK UP, ST. LOUIS!" - Democracy Project Redux
Close to 40 artists raise their voice through video, dance, sculpture, drawing, photography and acting to address dozens of complex issues facing America in the upcoming show "Speak Up, St. Louis!" The show addresses everything from identity and homelessness to bureaucracy and poverty. As curator Michael Crane explains: "This is not just another angry rant, but an opportunity for serious reflection."

This exhibition will run through Sunday, August 26, 2007.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Art Coop: Friday, 13 July 2007

Please join us on Friday, July 13th, from 7 to 11 pm, for the opening reception of Second City, a solo exhibition by Chicago artist Robert Treece.

Over the last six years Treece has had solo exhibitions at numerous Chicago galleries, including:
Artery, 2002.
4 Art Gallery, 2003.
1/Quarterly, 2005.
Parts Unknown Gallery, 2006.
Morpho Gallery, 2006.
Dulcenea, 2007.
Up Gallery, 2007.

Treece has also exhibited at over 40 group shows in Chicago. This is his first exhibition in St. Louis.

The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Additional gallery hours for Second City are Saturday and Sunday afternoon, July 14 and 15, from noon to 5 pm.

Art Coop is located at 2400 South Jefferson. (7 blocks South of Highway 44, on the left.)

Framations: Saturday, 14 July 2007

Framations will offer two new exhibits starting July 11, with an Opening Reception Saturday, July 14 from 6-9 pm. A special feature for this reception will be dessert samples provided by Armando’s Flan Factory. The Reception, as well as the accompanying audio tour and Flan samples will be free and open to the public. The artists will be present at the reception to speak with visitors.

Mix it Up: New Work by the Art World Association
The Art World Association, Inc. was founded in 1963 as a Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Organization. Their members work in a variety of mediums and their styles vary dramatically as well. As a group, the AWA artists hold monthly programs include demonstrations focusing on all types of mediums, slide presentations, and guest speakers as well as a monthly membership competition. The AWA recently held a group plein-air paint out at the Ulysses S. Grant’s Historic Site, where the resulting pieces are now on exhibit. If you are interested in finding out more about this organization, there will be information at Framations through the length of the exhibit.

Photography by Colin Wright
Colin Wright’s interest in photography began as a childhood hobby inspired by his father, a photographer for RCA. From a posting on Ascension Island in the South Pacific, Colin’s father recorded launches from Cape Canaveral . From his travels, he brought home an Edixa 35mm camera, and that was the catalyst of Colin’s exploration into photography. Colin honors the memory of his father by his own passion for photography. Striving to find the hand of God in images of His astounding creations, Colin’s primary focus is photography practiced in the great outdoors. Of particular interest are macro photography and elements of color, contrast, symmetry and reflection. The exhibit will pull from recent works of Colin's along these themes.
To view some of Colin's work, visit http://www.colin-wright.com.

Framations Custom Framing and Art Gallery
218 North Main Street
St Charles, MO 63301

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Mad Art: Friday, 6 July 2007

"Creation of Fate"
Veronica Blaha, Mike Calway-Fagen, Amanda Wiles

Mad Art Gallery proudly presents Creation of Fate new works by Veronica Blaha, Mike Calway-Fagen, and Amanda Wiles. This exhibit runs from July 6 to July 30, 2007, with a free opening reception on Friday, July 6, 2007, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Through a series of paintings, Veronica Blaha explores the generational gaps in society. Her "Generational Paintings" search for the meanings implied by the dubious naming of generations by their values, e.g., Generation Y or the Echo Boomers.

Without giving away too much, the work of Mike Calway-Fagen involves a bonsai tree, walkie talkies, microphones, a conch shell, motors, photographs, and other sundries.

The work of Amanda Wiles is comprised of a series of interconnected objects and images that look for magic, mystery, and truths in the everyday landscape. Material repetition in the sculptures and photos create revealing relationships about seemingly banal situations. Small scale sculptures made from a variety of altered, found objects and seductive materials attempt to make sense of excess, consumption, and a yearning for something.

Mad Art Gallery
2727 S 12th St. 63118

Monday, July 02, 2007

Fort Gondo: Friday, 6 July 2007

Black & White
Friday, July 6, 2007 -- 6:07 to 9:03 PM
Fort Gondo, 3151 Cherokee Street

Featuring work by David Ayres, Novi Beige, Michael Bolton, Gutzon Borvlum, Rusty Conklin, Jia Davis, Peter Engelsmann, Emma Freeman, Holly Gallaher, Jovan Hansman, Theresa Hopkins, Amber Isak, Jeff Kapfer, Arlene Ligori, Aurelia Mine-Haha, September Paganini, B. Poremba, Teddy Rothel and Lula von Troy.

The show explores what visual riches the two most basic colors can yield.

And -- molto importante, sehr wichtig, very important!!! -- everyone with the inclination is invited to wear black & white and become part of the show.