Saturday, December 29, 2007

White Flag Projects: New Year's Eve

Comrades- Tickets to the New Year's Eve Communist Party at White Flag are going fast
and you, our brothers and sisters in the Revolution, have yet to buy yours? Don't be "LEFT" out

$35 = open + special Commie drinks + "weaponized" mechanical bull + 200 lb. "Castro" pig + wall of facial hair + outdoor "Gulag" bonfire + Berlin Wall + DJ dressed up like Kim Jong Il!

Get tickets now with your credit card online or with cash or check at the gallery Saturday or Monday 12-5. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door first come-first served, but keep in mind that last year's New Year's Eve Hot Tub party sold out.

But don't take our word for it- from the Post-Dispatch's Best Bets: "Unless your idea of fun is drinking yourself blotto, New Year's Eve parties are, at least, disappointing. Agreed? Leave it to the kids to try to inject a little novelty into the same-old, same-old routine. Over at White Flag Projects, the happeningest art space in town, Matt Strauss is collaborating with Juan William Chavez of Boots Contemporary Art Space to produce a New Year's Eve party like none you've attended. Cold War nostalgia will dominate the proceedings, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. Fantasize that you're in "Dr. Strangelove" as you Ride the Bomb on a Mechanized Bull! Chow down at the Bay of Pigs Barbecue! Get your libations from the Lenin's Tomb Open Ice Bar! Choose a beard for the night from the Wall of Dictatorial Facial Hair. And if you want to go all the way, ramble over to the Gorby Birthmark Booth for a temporary tattoo! Bad boys (and girls) will rub hands around the fire of the Outdoor Siberian Gulag! Being a commie has never been such fun. All drinks and refreshments are included in the admission price. Sorry, only those 21 years of age or older admitted."

Join us in our Utopia!
4568 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

Friday, December 21, 2007

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Saturday, 9 February 2008

Deborah Aschheim, Neural Network IV (on Memory installation detail at the Mattress Factory), 2006, mixed media
Laumeier Sculpture Park presents the work of Deborah Aschheim in an exhibition which opens February 9, 2008. The exhibition opens Saturday, February 9, 2008 with a public reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and continues through May 11, 2008. The exhibition will transform the Laumeier galleries into an intensely immersive sensory experience. Deborah Aschheim comes from a family with a history of Alzheimer’s disease. As a result, much of Aschheim’s work focuses on creating sculptural and interactive multi-sensory responses to neuroscience, memory and cognitive processes. Much of the work emanates from her personal experiences.

"…the thing that I wanted to do next, was also the scariest thing for me ­ to do more autobiographical work ­ something where I would be dealing with the networks of memory, but also incorporating my own specific memories, autobiographical memories and how memories come up almost involuntarily,” Aschheim said. “I am really interested in things that are both literal and metaphorical.”

The exhibition will include a refined version of her six-part series of neural network installations. Among new work in the exhibition will be a site-specific “memory web,” an expansive network of video and sound, linked by LED light nodes and colored plastic fibers, that will wind though rooms (public and private) of the museum itself. Aschheim will also create an outdoor work, Arborization ­ a network-based sculpture making a visual connection between the microscopic systems of the body, the electrical networks of the city and the branching patterns of the living trees supporting it. Additionally, a gallery will be reserved for video, sound works and ephemera from many of the artist’s perception experiments as well as video from the artist’s medical experiments and material from recent collaborations with musicians.

The exhibition will feature a catalog with an essay by Meg Linton, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the Otis College of Art And Design in Los Angeles. A collaborative lecture with Washington University’s Department of Psychology’s Dynamic Cognition Laboratory is being planned as a mid-exhibition event.

Laumeier Sculpture Park is located at 12580 Rott Road in St. Louis County, 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

Componere Gallery: Friday, 4 January 2008

"My China Muse"
Exhibits open: January 4, 2008 continues through January 26, 2008

Public reception: Friday, January 4, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Eleanor D. Ruder, colored ink paintings on rice paper, "What can be said of trees ..."

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
6505 - 6509 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Maps Contemporary Art Space: Friday, 29 February 2008

Angela Malchionno: Works in Progress
Thursday, January 10th - Friday, February 29th, 2008

Please join us Thursday, January 10th, 2008 from 7-10 p.m. for the re-opening of the newly enlarged Maps Contemporary Art Space for the opening of: Angela Malchionno: Works in Progress

"I once stated that memory is nonexistent. What I meant by these words was not that memories are not real. Nor was I denying the existence of past events. Focus on the idea of the here and now: Imagine you are standing in a field composed of your past experiences. As you notice these surrounding experiences they move closer to you and begin to allow a greater clarity of their nature. Thinking in these terms, a past experience enters the present. They cease to be memories. If we understand our existence in the field, these recollections are representations of different historical realities. They do not stand as individual markers along a timeline, or “a constructed objectified timeline.” Instead they are parts of our own historicity, to be recalled and discarded, in the process of constructing our present. (...) My reality is not the singular experience of one person, but instead the fractured vision of a body existing in a world within worlds, where perception blurs and is reassembled. The reassembly is my preoccupation, as I seek to find the materials and means of production and new avenues of representation. "

After the opening Works in Progress will be on view by appointment only. To schedule an appointment call (618)334-4347 or e-mail us.

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.

Maps Contemporary Art Space
225 N. Illinois St.
Belleville, Il. 62220

Third Degree Glass Factory: Friday, 21 December 2007

Uh-oh. Is that reindeer hooves on the roof? Is Santa coming to party with us? Anything could happen at Third Degree!

Fire performance by Pandora’s Matchbox.

Music: Fave band Trigger 5 begins at 7 p.m.

At Third Degree East Gallery see two fab exhibits --

“Handmade American Music” mixed media paintings with musical themes by Barry Leibman, represented by Philip Slein Gallery and co-owner of Left Bank Books. The paintings create a tactile, handmade sense of the music they represent. And "Talk To Me" by Jim Gruenewald. Glass pieces are exhibited with comment sheets, inviting gallery visitors to share their thoughts about the works. In 2002 Gruenewald saw blown glass pieces at the St. Louis Art Fair and thought he'd like to learn how to blow. He signed up for the first glass class offered at Third Degree that very day at the fair -- and he's been blowing ever since! On view through January 15.

Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar, smack dab between University City’s Loop and the Central West End.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 21 December 2007

The Opening Reception of "Internal Illumination" at the Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles will be on Friday, December 21st at 6-9pm. If you miss the opening the show will be on display in the Foundry galleries until February 1, 2008.

Gallery II & III - "Internal Illumination"
This juried exhibition was open to all two- and three dimensional artwork that incorporates components of internal illumination, either by electrical or chemical means. Lighting in the display areas will be minimized to allow accentuation of the glowing characteristics of the work. Juror: Julia Cole - Chair of Interdisciplinary Arts - Kansas City Art Institute. Julia Cole will be at the opening to select the best in show and discuss the artwork in the galleries with the public.

Gallery I - Group 4 Award
MJ Goerke, Sara Larson, Meg Matson, David Angell - "Show Me" Show

Ameristar Gallery - Amy Davidson, FAC Artist Advisory Board

Hours of gallery - Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm, Monday closed.

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Center
Saint Charles, Missouri 63301
Tel# 636.255.0270

St. Louis Artists' Guild

Exhibition on View: Sunday, December 16, 2007 - Saturday, March 1, 2008
Opening Day! Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 12 noon - 3:00 p.m.

Top Prize Winner: Scott Petty - Tom With Hive Boxes, Oil

"My function as Juror for the St. Louis Artists' Guild national exhibit, as I perceive it, was a spectator to over five hundred submissions. The selection process was daunting and rewarding. The exhibition is a cross-section of personal expression that includes photography, digital media, painting, drawing, constructions and sculpture. It is my hope that the spectators of the exhibition will find that art is alive and well and continues to be a reflection upon what we are thinking. The individual artists' hopes, fears and desires are presented for your viewing."
Marshall Arisman, Juror

Original artwork for sale - both national and local artists. Please visit our website for more information about exhibitions, call for entries, classes, workshops, weekly art groups, FREE 3rd Thursday demonstrations, membership, volunteer opportunities, internships, and more.

Please also see the attached Press Release for specific information about the exhibition,
St. Louis Artists' Guild, and the top prize winner Scott Petty.

St. Louis Artists' Guild
Two Oak Knoll Park
St. Louis, MO 63105

Monday, December 10, 2007

Beverly: Friday, 14 December 2007

BigShiney! ~ A collection of new works by young artist Katrina Van Ryn

The opening will be from 6-9 at the Beverly (3155 Cherokee Street)

Art Coop: Friday, 14 December 2007

Art Coop Fire Sale
Friday 12/14, 7-11 pm
also open Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm

Drew K. Jones, Jim True, Amy Ball, Emily Wingate, David Johnson, Danielle Rae, Jon Calvert, Lisa Rothweil, Cate Anevski, Ben Kelley, Sheila Childress, Ryan Strong, Nancy Byington, Vanessa Vargo, Andrew Schaefer, Mindy Green, Angelia Young, Cindy Royal, Jeremy Hendry, Monica Williams, Aaron Ford, Eric Seelig, Arlinda Davis, Chrisanne Tilton, Kyle Ball, Kathleen Michael, Laynee Torode, John Torode, Jennifer Hayes, Sam Davis, Jay Real, Jim Spell, Russ Rosener, Celeste Blumer, Amanda Harper, Miriam Wiegand, Tricia Reinhold, Sylvia Hardy, Terri Willits, Jeane Vogel, Bob Fyfe, Robert Lourwood, Jamie Williams.

Free and open to the public. With music by Chrome 242 at 4515 Olive andDJ Nero at 462 N. Taylor. (4515 Olive is two blocks East of Euclid and Washington, on the left.)

4515 Olive St.
Central West End

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Photo Imaging Education Association
International Exhibition

©Luis Ernesto Yanez, “Mangroves”
Guaruma/Fotokids Honduras

3-14 December 2007

featuring a special presentation by
Jay Dickman
Friday, 7 December 2007, 2 pm, Sverdrup room 101

Mr. Dickman, a Pulitzer Prize winner and a National Geographic photographer, was a juror for this exhibition.

opening reception Friday, 7 December 2007, 5-7 pm

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

Financial assistance for this project has been provided in part
by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Marbles Gallery: Saturday, 8 December 2007

Marbles Gallery exhibits GREETINGS FROM THE ROAD – by Larry Torno

Please come to the Opening Reception: Saturday December 8, 2007 from 6-9 p.m. Free, All Welcome!

"Greetings from the Road" presents a visual journey into post World War II American family vacations. Following the war, a renewed sense of freedom urged people to take to the road and re-discover their land first hand. Many such journeys were recorded on film then put aside to fade away into history.

The images for this exhibit, considered yesterday's news, were rescued at a garage sale. Larry Torno saw them as something quite the opposite – a true find of visual, historical and artistic value. A time capsule of information that we ourselves sometimes experienced and many others only imagined.

The slides were carefully scanned, meticulously cleaned, and re-assembled in oversized formats that draw you in and encourage you to be a part of the scene. They became art-through-the-familiar, but represented in an inventive format.

We all remember gathering in the living room to watch the dreaded family vacation slide show. But Larry recalls the excitement of standing the reflective screen on its tripod legs, extending the telescoping pole to the latch at the top, hearing the hum of the projector, smelling the heat from the lamp deep inside the Bell and Howell, then coordinating the turning off of the lights with the drop of the first slide. The big, bright images came alive on the screen and immediately transporting the viewers to another place and time.

Exhibiting December 3 - 26; Open Mondays 1-3 pm. Call 314.621.4744 to confirm additional hours or for an appointment.
Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery
1905 Park Avenue in Lafayette Square
314.791.6466 or
Exhibiting St. Louis area artists in historic Lafayette Square

Brentwood Center for Health: Friday, 7 December 2007

In Balance - Exhibition opening

Friday December 7, 2007
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brentwood Center for Health, 2558 Brentwood Blvd

Maryville University: Thursday, 6 December 2007

Maryville University is proud to present a powerful photo exhibit by Sarah Zickler. "In Repair" runs through December 9th. The reception with the artist is this Thursday December 6 6-8pm.

In Repair is a body of work that presents a physical manifestation of a psychological healing process. I am interested in the idea of a photograph possessing the ability to reduce a person to an object or an image, something that is less than whole. To that end, I feel that the work in this series represents a need to put one's self back together, to repair one's self, in an attempt to find a way back to being a whole person. Added elements of paint, wax, and restorative items such as tape, staples, and stitches merge with the photographs to further objectify each piece, as well as communicate the visual representation of repair. While the images may be disconcerting, I like to see them as accepting and even embracing past damage in order to discover a new sense of completeness.
Monday - Thursday 8am - 10pm, Friday and Saturday 8a.

Maryville University
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 7 December 2007

Rebecca Orf, Memories Reconstructed
Dec. 7-Jan. 8
Reception Friday, Dec. 7, 5:00-7:00 PM
HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:30-6:30

The Bonsack Gallery presents "Memories Reconstructed", a mixed media exhibit featuring Rebecca Orf's latest work. "The photographic process allows me to instantly capture an image that I want to remember--whether it is a thought, feeling, or quality." For this reason, most of her work begins as a photograph. Layers of various media including cloth, paint, graphite, and found objects are added in order to futher record the subtle visual and tactile qualities of her ephemeral images. Certain images reappear in her work to the point that they become icons. Memories Reconstructed features an exploration in the use of alternative photographic processes in combination with various media that appear as fleeting moments, dreams, and memories.

The Bonsack Gallery is a non-profit gallery located within the main building of John Burroughs School at 755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO 63124.

The Art Space at Provisions Market: Saturday, 15 December 2007

Artist Reception for Gena Allen, Saturday December 15 from 5 - 7

"High on a Hill: Inside the St. Louis State Hospital Dome"
Black and white photos exploring the history of the state mental hospital on Arsenal and its crumbling past.
Ov view through January 5. Hours: M-F 7am - 8pm; Sat. 8am-7pm.

The Art Space at Provisions Market
City Place
11615 Olive Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63141

Studio Altius: 7 December 2007

SEEN 2007
December 7, 2007 - January 9, 2008

Opening Night Gala: December 7, 2007, 6pm-11pm

Studio Altius put out a call for the best photography created by St. Louis-area photographers in 2007. This show is the result of 115 submissions in eight categories. We are proud to include the finalists in this year's show. Contest winners will be announced on at the Opening Night Gala.

Featured artists: Pat Aldrich, Terri Aldrich, Melissa Bales, Lou Clauss, Susan Claus, David Coblitz, Stewart Drolet, J.B. Forbes, Susie Gaal, Benjamin Guffee, John Holechek, Paul Kleiman, Greg Kluempers, Ken Konchel, Milton Loessberg, Paul Lowell, Curt Parker, Melissa Pfautch, Brian Rickey, Lee Rhoades, Dan & Crystal Schneider, Mark Schwigen, Tom Skeen, Chrisanne Tilton, Leslie Wallace.
Studio Altius

Monday, December 03, 2007

UMSL's Gallery Visio: Thursday, 6 December 2007

"August Jennewein Looks at Nature" is a photography exhibit that will feature shots of St. Louis and Denver zoo animals, desert and mountain landscapes, and micro images of flora.

An opening reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 in the gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and will remain on view through January 18th. Gallery Visio hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and by appointment from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays.

August Jennewein developed his passion for photography while a student at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. But upon graduation, he shelved this love for 10 years when he moved to Hollywood and toiled as an aspiring screenwriter in the story department at Paramount Pictures. Jennewein decided to slow down after a decade of living and working in the fast-paced movie industry. He again embraced photography and spent a year taking a look at life through his camera lens, which culminated in the publication of his first book, "Slow Down: A Journey in Words and Photographs." Upon his return to St. Louis, Jennewein often visited one of his favorite childhood locales, the Saint Louis Zoo. His photography of the animal inhabitants led to a stint as the official Saint Louis Zoo photographer. He later opened up his own studio business and was named UMSL's first campus photographer in 2006.

"Laughing Zebra," one of his photos that will be on display at Gallery Visio, was a 2007 Metro Arts in Transit winner. It was displayed at MetroLink and MetroBus terminals throughout St. Louis. Visit his web site to view Jennewein's work.

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