Monday, April 30, 2007

Marbles Gallery: Saturday 12 May 2007

PRIME – a trio of photographers

Christopher Hunter, Greg Kluempers , and Jane Linders exhibit select photographs at the Marbles Gallery in Lafayette Square, May 1-31.

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Each photographer exhibits favorite PRIME works representing highly varied styles and subject matter. Jane Linders includes black and white works utilizing infrared techniques. Greg Kluempers’ creative abstract geometrical images explore the relationship of forms, textures and color in the everyday urban world. Christopher Hunter uses a minimalist macro approach to varied subjects including flora and fauna, influenced by photographers such as Julie O’Donnell and Bill Atkinson.

For more information contact Jane Ollendorff, Marbles Gallery Art Director at 314.791.6466

Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery
1905 Park Avenue, Lafayette Square
St. Louis, MO 63104

Maps Contemporary Art Space: Thursday, 3 May 2007

Mike Schuh: I see what you're saying.

Maps' premier exhibition features St. Louis based installation and performance artist Mike Schuh. For I see what you're saying. Mike has transformed Maps into a conversation piece...literally. Through the use of simple construction techniques and everyday materials, Mike explores the connectivity (or more so the lack thereof) that is experienced through contemporary forms of information and news media.

I see what you're saying. will open Thursday, May 3rd from 7-10 pm, and will be on view from May 3rd-June 3rd, 2007. Gallery hours are by appointment only, please call (618) 334-4347 for an appointment.

Maps is located at 225 N. Illinois St. in Downtown Belleville, Illinois, just a few blocks West of the Belleville 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 stop take the 16 Belleville/St. Clair Square bus line to 225 N. Illinois St.

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 10 May 2007

“REINVENTING THE AMERICAN DREAM: A Nigerian Community in St. Louis

A Photographic Diary of Immigrant Life in Florissant, Missouri
Deborah H. Weinstein, Photographer

Thursday, May 10 thru June 22, 2007
Reception for the artist and Nigerian Community at Gallery Visio: May 10th 4-7pm. Light refreshments will be served. Gallery Hours for this exhibit: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 11-5pm, Wednesday 11-8 pm, Friday and Saturday 1-5 pm. Free and Open to the Public

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

Gallery Visio (othe location): 4 May 2007

Gallery Visio is proud to promote Our Show; an art show hosted by 13 aspiring and established local artists. Friday, May 4, 2007, 7-10pm (following the gallery walk), 10th floor of the Park Pacific Building, 210 North 13th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Featuring works by recent grads from the University of Missouri-St. Louis: Jeremy Constance, Anton Kozieja, Ashley Ray, Amy Rosen and many more...with special guest artists Phil Robinson, Steve Delay and Jeff Sippel

"...This will be a really good example of what students can put together and achieve if properly motivated!" Jeremy C.

Free and open to the public.

Snowflake Gallery: Friday, 27 April & Saturday, 28 April 2007

The Art Project: Children with Autism Create

Friday 4/27 6-10 pm and Saturday 4/28 12-6 pm
Snowflake Gallery, 3156 Cherokee Street St. Louis, MO 63118

Please join us this Friday and Saturday during Autism awareness month to view artwork by children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism is a pervasive developmental disability that affects language, social, sensory, academics and behavior in children and adults. Often, children on the autism spectrum have extremely strong visual skills and learn, understand or even think in pictures instead of language. We find that visual art is a natural medium for many individuals.

Children with autism often have intense interests or fascinations that define and motivate them. Instead of squelching or redirecting those interests during the process of making this artwork, the organizers of this show wanted to encourage, celebrate and display these interests directly. The purpose of the show is to promote awareness of this disability, and to create work which the artists will immediately recognize and love as their very own.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

3rd Floor Gallery: Friday, 4 May 2007

3rd Floor Gallery On Washington is proud to exhibit "Earthly Myths/Legends of our Times", artworks of internationally recognized artists DEMETRIE KABBAZ, EVELYN ASTEGNO, JIM MARSHALL and CBABI BAYOC.

This show represents four artists, who via different styles and interpretations, portray celebrity legends of our times, who inspired and were inspired by collective dreams. Examples of these celebrities are Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Syd Barrett, Tupac, Jay Z and others.

The show will run from May 4, 2007 to June 28, 2007.
We'll have an opening reception for the artists on the first Friday gallery walk May 4th from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Mad Art: Friday 27, April 2007

Sarah Frost & Angela Malchionno
April 27-May 4
Opening Reception April 27th 7-11pm

SIUE MFA candidates Sarah Frost and Angela Malchionno will present their thesis exhibits this Friday at an opening reception at Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63118.

Sarah Frost examines our culture through the collection of its remains, such as consumer objects and discarded packaging. She presents or reconstructs these items in a context or material that alters their significance.

Angela Malchionno incorporates printmaking and drawing into sculptural environments that often invite viewer participation.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Maryville University Gallery: Thursday, 26 April 2007

Maryville University invites you to the fourth of five BFA - Studio Arts exhibition. This weeks artist, Noriko Sugawara, specializes in sculptures. There is a reception with the artist this Thursday April 26 from 6 - 8 pm.

The past few years, I have been working on sculptures that deal with the human condition, life, and world. Due to developments in technology people can exchange ideas in an ever increasing pace. This makes me interested in how peoples’ thoughts are relating to the world and each other on a global scale.

Both, eggs and hearts are universal symbols to which people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures can relate, thus allowing me to communicate with a larger audience.

Noriko Sugawara
April 23 - 27

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

the gallery is located in the Library building

Friday, April 20, 2007

phd: Saturday, 21 April 2007

Hero. God. Mortal.
Sculpture inspired by iconic art and classic myth by Philip Hitchcock

Grand opening reception
Saturday April 21, 2007
7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

phd gallery hosts the provocative work of artist Philip Hitchcock for its grand opening gala on Saturday, April 21, 2007. Hero. God. Mortal: sculpture inspired by iconic art and myth features the latest creations from artist, Philip Hitchcock. The works on view include 12 new, life-size figures inspired by heroic figures from art, history, and mythology, including Thor, God of Thunder; Anubis, Egyptian God of the Dead; Nefertiti, Royal Consort to Pharaoh Amenhotep IV; Prometheus; and Medusa.

The evening’s events include an operatic presentation by singer Sandra Agans and her piano accompanist Nancy Mayo. Refreshments will be served. EVERYONE WELCOME!

phd gallery is located at 2300 Cherokee Street (East of Jefferson at the corner of Indiana and Cherokee)
(314) 664-6644

SLU Boileau Hall: Friday, 20 April 2007

There will be an undergraduate student art exhibition at St. Louis University. The opening reception is on Friday, April 20th in Boileau Hall on SLU's campus. The address of the building is 38 North Vandeventer Ave. The opening is from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Maryville University: Thursday, 19 April 2007

Maryville University invites you to the third of five BFA - Studio Arts exhibition. This weeks artist, Michelle Haas, specializes in ceramics and metals. There is a reception with the artist this Thursday April 19 from 6 - 8 pm.

Over the years I have shared my life with many different species of animals. It is because of this that I have come to understand the special love that they have for their human companions, and have developed a need to recreate them through varying media. My sculptures are created often from White Earthenware and are depictions of equines and canines. I portray these creatures in varying positions to show those emotions and feelings not seen by the everyday animal enthusiast. My Jewelry and Metals pieces are created similarly in that figural creations of animals are viewed through moments in time not seen by the everyday person.

Michelle Haas
April 16 - 20

Maryville University
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
(the gallery is located in the Library building)

Grafica Fine Arts: 4 May 2007

at Grafica Fine Arts May 4 - June 1
7884 Big Bend Blvd in Webster Groves
ARTISTS RECEPTION May 4 from 4:30-9:00pm

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Gallery at Chesterfield Arts: Friday, 20 April 2007

Works of Whimsy: Sheri Goldsmith
Friday, April 20; 6 to 9 pm
The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts

2-D or not 2-D? An exhibition featuring mixed media and ceramic works by local artist Sheri Goldsmith. Sheri Goldsmith uses mixed media on wood or linen panels to create whimsical two- and three-dimensional pieces. Sheri experiments with color and form through the manipulation of hand-built and thrown ceramic pieces, acrylic paint, oil paint, pastels, and encaustic mediums to create colorful, lively one-of-a-kind pieces. To view a sampling of Sheri's work, please visit our website,

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

Atrium Gallery: Friday 4 May 2007

KAREN KUNC "Journeys"

Please join us for an upcoming solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed printmaker, Karen Kunc. There will be an opening reception for the artist Friday May 4th. This is part of a coordinated CWE Gallery Walk.

"Journeys," an extensive show of woodblock, and woodblock and etching prints which will also include a few of her coveted artist's books, will present a wide range of work from the past five years. Kunc is recognized for her mastery of printmaking and her innovative, complex, and sophisticated handling of her abstract subject matter. Inspired by nature and personal experiences, these beautiful, and colorful works reflect her interest in inevitable environmental changes and the emotions these can evoke.

The exhibition runs through July 8th. For additional information and images from the exhibition please visit our website or call 314.367.1076
Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6, Sunday 12-4, and by appointment.

Committed to bringing exceptional art to the St. Louis community since 1986,
Atrium Gallery presents work by strong regional and national contemporary artists.

New gallery at Third Degree: Friday, 20 April 2007

April showers don't dampen our spirits at Third Degree! Stop by on Friday, April 20, 6-10 pm, for our monthly open house event. You'll be captivated by glass blowing and flameworking demonstrations, fire spinning, and glass art at the gallery shop. *Barefoot Jones* plays acoustic Americana folk/rock with flavors of blues, funk, country and pop.

This month we add more art with the debut of a new gallery space. Featured artists will be *Henryk Ptasiewicz* and *Marlene Lewis*. Their portraits, landscapes. and abstracts are colorful, expressive, and bold. Featured glass artist will be *Nik Christensen *whose work is inspired by Nordic influences. This event is free and for all ages. A cash bar is provided. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar, smack dab between University City's Loop and the Central West End. For more info: or 314-367-4527.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Fontbonne Gallery: Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Fontbonne University Fine Art Gallery and Fontbonne University announces the opening of this year's Graduate Thesis Shows. The shows will feature the best of the Fine Art Department of Fontbonne University's graduating class. The students' work spans a wide range of media, such as painting, drawing, graphic design, photography, sculpture, and ceramics.

MA/MFA Thesis Show
When: May 8 – 19, 2007
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, May 8, 2007, from 6 –8 p.m.

Where:Fontbonne University Gallery of Art
Fine Arts Building, 1st Floor, 6800 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105

For more information, contact Karen Byington (314) 889-1431 or e-mail

Fontbonne Gallery: Wednesday 18 April 2007

Fontbonne University Fine Art Gallery and Fontbonne University announces the opening of this year's Graduate Thesis Shows. The shows will feature the best of the Fine Art Department of Fontbonne University's graduating class. The students' work spans a wide range of media, such as painting, drawing, graphic design, photography, sculpture, and ceramics.

BA/BFA Thesis Show
When: April 18 – May 2, 2007
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, April 18, 2007, from 6 –8 p.m.

Where:Fontbonne University Gallery of Art
Fine Arts Building, 1st Floor, 6800 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105

For more information, contact Karen Byington (314) 889-1431 or e-mail

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Annual Juried Show

© Ashley Gieseking

6 April 2007 - 4 May 2007

opening reception and awards ceremony
Friday, 13 April 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.

STLCC Flo Valley Art Dept: Multiple dates

please join us for the...
STLCC-Florissant Valley Art Department's MEGA STUDENT ART EXHIBITION


In the FV Art Gallery - advanced student exhibitions
General Fine Arts
April 9-13 reception Thur Apr 12 6-8pm
Graphic Communications
April 16-20 reception Thurs April 19 6-8pm
April 23-27 reception Thurs April 26 6-8pm
hours: M-F 10-4pm

In the Humanities building
First year student exhibitions - all programs
April 9-May 3
hours: M-Th 9-8pm F/S 9-3pm

In Downtown St. Louis's Art District
7th floor Gallery -Art St. Louis
917 Locust Street
previously (un)disclosed
May 4-26
reception: Saturday May 12 7-9pm
hours: F/S 10-4 or by appointment

Hunt Gallery: 13 Friday 2007

Webster University's Department of Art is proud to present the 2007 B.A. Exhibition
featuring the works of 15 Artists Graduating with a B.A. in Studio Art

April 13-27

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 6-8p

Hours: 10a - 4p Mon - Fri or by appointment

This event is supported by the Department of Art and is free and open to the public.

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend
(in the Visual Art Studios Bldg)

Mad Art: 13 April 2007

SIUE MFA Thesis Exhibition at Mad Art Gallery
April 13-20: Christine A. Holtz
Opening reception & performance April 13th 7pm-9pm

Christine A. Holtz Productions is a thesis exhibition of several works created since the fall of 2004. Christine's work emphasizes the absurdity of contemporary American consumer habits through the use of sculpture, video, photographs and performance. Employing a variety of materials and methods, Christine creates work that pushes her physical, emotional, and mental limits to illustrate truths of consumerism and its negative repercussions. This exhibition will
include multiple productions along with a live performance by Holtz and Dr. Ivy Cooper that will take place during the opening of the show on Friday April 13th from 7-9pm at Mad Art Gallery.

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Thursday 12 April 2007

Please join Maryville University for an exhibit of paintings and ceramic pieces by St. Louis artist Jamie Shoop.

“Glimpses,” a show of mainly paintings and a few ceramic sculptural pieces, deals with how I perceive creation and nature; how each sunset or sunrise resonates a feeling or an emotion. The drama from each piece is created by texture and color. The title comes from a song I wrote a few years back called “Glimpses of Heaven”. I believe that creation is a glimpse of heaven and there is no better way to share that with others than through creative expression.

"Glimpses" runs April 9 - 13 - receptions with the artist April 12, 6-8pm

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery is located inside the library building on the Maryville campus.
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141

gallery hours:
Monday - Thursday 8am - 10pm
Friday and Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 10pm

Venus Envy: 13-14 April 2007

Friday and Saturday, April 13 - 14, 2007
In the Locust Business district at 3001 and 3016 Locust
7 PM to midnight
Parking: Free lot at Garrison and Locust
$5 admission or $10 for admission plus two drink tickets

Venus Envy St. Louis is an all-female art event showcasing painting, sculpture, installations, collage, music, and dance. Thirty-six visual artists, sixteen live performances, a fashion show, St. Louis' own Roller Derby Girls, Albino Alley Cat Revue and Gravity Plays Favorites pole dancing exhibitions will be showcased during the event. The Venus Envy event is open to the public. The content of all shows is intended for mature audiences.

Venus Envy 2007 Visual Artists: Cate Anevski, Melissa Bales, Amy Lee Ball, Rhonda Cearlock, Brooke Center-Wise, Melissa Chasnoff, Joyce M. Cooks, Erin K. Cork, Stacy Davis, Renee Deall, Christa G. Denney, Holly Gallaher, Heather Haymart, Theresa M. Hopkins, Aunia Kahn, Courtney Kennedy, Connie Lambert, JJ Lane, Sukanya Mani, Rebecca McDannold, Sarah Elizabeth Miller, Sandy Miller, Deborah Moellering, Natalie Nauert, Kacie Nichols, Rebecca Orf, Elena Rodriguez, Mary Beth Shaw, Rochelle Steffen, Amy VanDonsel, Jeane Vogel, Lula von Troy, Jennifer Weigel, Linda Wiggen Kraft and Michelle Zielinski.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Art Coop: Friday, 13 April 2007

Art Coop's SPRUNG weekend

Please join us at Art Coop on Friday, April 13, from 7 to 11 pm at the opening reception for Sprung.

The Sprung show features new work by 33 artists, live music, video projections, food and drink. Free admission and open to the public.

Art Coop is located at 2400 South Jefferson (7 blocks South of Highway 44, on left). Phone (314) 995-1515.

Featuring the work of Sarah Merideth, Elaine Harris, Margo Gleason, Courtney Kennedy, David Lee, Jay Behrle, Roger Popwell, Alexander Jones, Chris Corich, Danielle Correll, Monica Williams, jeffry Sass, Jimmy Deardeuff, Cindy Royal, Cristina Berg (Old Hat best of show winner), Alex Oslance, Barbara Merlotti, James Wooldridge, Jr., Cole Dutton, Nilsen Turan-Kennedy, Teresa Wise, Angelia Young, Shanna Fliegel, Gregory Dierlam, J.R. Laverty, Thomas Sheperd, Kex Lang, Brea Hammack, Bill Stern, Kathy Gomric, Cynthia Ludewig, Victor Vigil, Chrome 242, Grant Ray.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission: Friday, 13 April 2007

Please join us for the opening of Patricia Degener: A Retrospective
on Friday, April 13 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
at The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC).

This exhibition is curated by photographer Martin Schweig, and will focus on Degener's drawings and use of clay to create ceramic sculptures dealing with art historical, mythological and architectural subjects.

This exhibition will run through Sunday, May 20, 2007.

Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112
314-863-5811 x 20

Thursday, April 05, 2007

White Flag Projects: Friday 6 April 2007

ChannelBone, the newest video installation by Megan and Murray McMillan, opens on Friday, April 6 at White Flag Projects and will be on view for two days only. The installation, a large wood and plastic construction in the shape of a life-size humpback whale, hangs from the gallery's steel ceiling beams. The video, placed inside the whale's "ribcage," features tango dancers, chess players, and veterans with spinal cord injuries in an exploration of life experiences that both create divisions and provide a passage that was not there before.

The term “channel bone” comes from two sources: Ovid uses it in the Metamorphoses to describe the neck or windpipe, and it is used in the Bible, in Job 31:22, as a tube or a shaft. In ChannelBone, it refers to the multiple meanings of a “channel”— as a technological, communicative, and geological term. The imagery of bones, particularly the customary museum-mounted exhibition of whale skeletons suspended from ceilings, is central to the concept of the piece. Traditionally, whales have been used as a narrative device for transformation. From Pinocchio to Jonah to Moby Dick, the whale is a vehicle that both physically and metaphysically transports a character to a new destination — in a way, working as a channel between two states of being.

Two Days Only
Opens Friday, April 6 from 7-10pm
and on view Saturday from 12-5pm

Megan and Murray McMillan

White Flag Projects
4568 Manchester Ave
St Louis, MO 63110

Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery: Friday, 6 April 2007

Christopher Arnold: LE SABLE
abstract landscape paintings with natural materials
Marbles Gallery in Lafayette Square, April 1-30.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Le Sable consists of approximately 40 pieces that are emblematic of Arnold's most recent body of work, exploring landscapes in abstraction with natural materials and traditional media. When viewing his work, he would like you to think about the blending of natural elements with surreal plateaus and ethereal atmospheres, or majestic sunsets and cool coastal mornings.

Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery
1905 Park Avenue, Lafayette Square
St. Louis, MO 63104

SIUE Art and Design: Wednesday, 25 April 2007


Photographs by Peter Gifford

MFA Thesis Exhibition April 23-27 in the Art and Design Building on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. The reception for the show is on Wednesday, April 25th from 5-7pm.

Maps and directions at

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Schmidt Contemporary Art: Friday, 20 April 2007


APRIL 20- MAY 26, 2007

A reception for Erik Spehn will be held Friday, April 20, 2005 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Schmidt Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the exhibition of New Paintings by Erik Spehn. Erik's work which has been shown only in group exhibitions for the past seven years has centered on his use of lines of color. At times these have echoed the forms of Renaissance paintings; at other times they have referenced the flow of landscape and natural forms sometimes on shaped canvases. As beautiful and successful as many of these individual paintings have been they did not develop into substantial bodies of work.

These New Paintings have pushed well past the experiments of the past few years. The lines are now much thinner and are usually placed on color fields activating the eye to penetrate the surface imagery rather than to just look at it. At times they are seemingly simple vertical stripes; other times they are broken into segments reassembling themselves as a motif when one views the canvas as a whole. In some paintings the fracture of the line creates eye movement reminiscent of the Op-Art paintings of the 60s. Other canvases echo the emotion of the best reductive painting - forthright elegance.

Formal gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1:00-5:00 PM
Please call for an appointment if you wish to view the exhibition at another time.
The work will remain on view through the Grand Center Art Walk May 26, 2007

615 North Grand, St. Louis, MO 63103 (314) 575-2648

Monday, April 02, 2007

Neve Gallery: Saturday, 5 May 2007

Deep Time

Neve Gallery presents Deep Time, a solo exhibition of paintings by Mary C. Nasser running from April 1- June 15, 2007.

Neve Gallery is located at 1240 Dautel Lane, Creve Couer, MO 63146. Dautel is off Olive Boulevard, 1.6 miles east of I-270, 1.1 miles west of Lindbergh. The free opening reception will be held Saturday, May 5, 2007, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit Deep Time represents work inspired by Mary's recent residency at Wildacres -- located off the Blue Ridge Highway near Little Switzerland, North Carolina.

Gallery Hours: Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to noon.

For more information, call (314) 863-4366 or visit