Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery: Friday, 2 November 2007

Ron Thomas Exhibition
Playful abstract and figurative small-scale oil paintings on wood.

Opening reception on Friday, November 2 from 5:30-8pm
Exhibit November 2 through November 30, 2007
Gallery Hours: M-TH: 9-9, F: 9-4, SAT: 10-5, Closed Sundays and holidays

Working in several series, Ron Thomas, Meramec Professor of Art, explores his interest in the figure, camping and his memories of the past through abstractions translated into tightly executed oil paintings. Dramatic, colorful and often highly textured, these inventive works represent the culmination of years of visual acuity and a heightened design sensitivity.

Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery
11333 Big Bend
Humanities East Building, #133
St. Louis, M) 63122
314.984.7632
www.stlcc.edu/dept/art/gallery

UMSL's Gallery Visio: Thursday, 1 November 2007

"Altares" is an installation exhibit that continues the exploration of Latino aesthetic introduced with the "Accumulated Materials" exhibit held last November in Gallery Visio at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

With "Altares," Puerto Rican artist Inez Guzman investigates the personal aspects of Ofrenda building, specifically the African-Caribbean practice of altar building. An ofrenda, or altar, is a decorated area that displays offerings to the souls of the deceased. The exhibit will represent authentic characteristics related to these historical practices. The purpose of "Altares" is to educate and inform the public about the influence of the African Diaspora in contemporary Latin and American culture.

In conjunction with the opening, UMSL will present "Manifestations of Altars with Afro-Caribbean Roots." The discussion on Altares e Hispanos, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1 in Century Room A at the Millennium Student Center at UMSL. Guzman and Rosalinda E. Mariles, lecturer in foreign languages and literatures at UMSL, are the featured speakers.

An opening reception and artist discussion will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1 in the gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. "Altares" will only be viewable for three days. The Gallery Visio hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5.

Gallery Visio (170 Millennium Student Center)
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-7922
http://www.umsl.edu/~galvisio

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Lococo Fine Art: Friday, 2 November 2007

“No Need to Shout”: Flower Paintings by Donald Baechler - Exhibition Opening November 2

Lococo Fine Art, a dealer of fine art and publisher of limited edition prints, will present 15 paintings by Donald Baechler. The exhibition, No Need to Shout: Flower Paintings, opens Friday, November 2, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., with Baechler in attendance, at Lococo Fine Art, 9320 Olive Boulevard (just west of 170). It is free and open to the public.

The Baechler exhibition will feature flower paintings made of acrylic and fabric collage on canvas, dating from 2003 to 2007, several done in the past year. The New York-based artist's creative process includes underpainting, overpainting, canceling, adding, subtracting and editing until the final work emerges. Baechler is also known for his elegant and beautifully
executed sculptures, including the newly installed 12 foot tall Walking Figure located at 8th and Olive in downtown St. Louis.

No Need to Shout will be on view at Lococo Fine Art, from November 2 to November 30. For more information, call 314-994-0420 or visit www.lococofineart.com

Marbles Gallery: Saturday, 3 November 2007

Marbles Gallery presents Deserted Landscapes, mixed-media paintings by Mary C. Nasser running from November 1-30, 2007.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3rd from 6pm to 9pm.

Marbles Gallery is located in Lafayette Square at 1905 Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104.
http://www.marblesyoga.com

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Thursday, 1 November 2007

EXHIBITION: the FIRECRACKER PRESS
October 29 – November 30, 2007
RECEPTION: Thursday, November 1, 6 – 8 pm
HOURS: Monday – Thursday, 8am–10pm, Friday-Saturday, 8am–6pm, Sunday 11am–10pm

Maryville University's Morton J. May Foundation Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work produced by The Firecracker Press. The gallery will be filled with colorful hand-pulled fine art prints that may lead to a visual overload.

Firecracker Press produces unique editions of advertisements, business cards, fine art books, and original posters. It is locally owned and operated by Eric Woods, who describes Firecracker Press as, “A letterpress printing and graphic design studio. We combine the use of antique printing presses and centuries old methods, with the latest computer software and modern design techniques, to create unique objects that people enjoy and love.

During the reception Firecracker Press will be conduction a letterpress demonstration and sale of prints.

Maryville University
Morton J. May Foundation Gallery
650 Maryville University Drive
ST. Louis, MO 63141

Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission: Friday, 2 November 2007

Interior States
Opening Reception (open to public) -- Friday, November 2, 2007 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition – Through Sunday, December 2, 2007
Gallery Talk – Wednesday, November 21, 2007 6:30pm reception 7pm talk
Gallery Hours – Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Artists Lucian Krukowski and Sun Smith-Foret have the human brain on their mind. Krukowski has a PhD in philosophy and Smith-Foret is a practicing psychotherapist. They explore the intellect and draw upon the inner workings of the mind as inspiration for their art, which
will be featured in the exhibition Interior States, curated by Robert Duffy.

Smith-Foret's quilts include painting, embroidery and appliqué, telling a story that carries a different meaning for each viewer. "My current work is sourced by global cinema and an ever-deepening immersion in American art," says Smith-Foret. "Cinema reflects aspects
of the shared unconscious. Films allow an audience to build on collective memory." Her piece Taxi Driver/Raging Bull is a good example, based on two movies that are cultural classics.

Krukowski says he does not philosophize much these days, but paints a lot. Seeing his work makes you sincerely doubt his first statement. His paintings pose as collages, and, layer upon layer, they give you a glimpse of the emotions and thoughts that gave birth to them.
Krukowski writes on his paintings, and even glues images out of magazines and photos on some of them. He sees the first marks on his paintings as the "natives" and the subsequent layers as "intruders," that are involved in an intricate dance of give and take, push and pull, while negotiating their shared territory—the canvas.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63112
On the Delmar Loop across from The Pageant
www.art-stl.com
Parking available in the lot behind The Pageant; some metered street parking available

Bruno David: Friday, 7 December 2007

THOMAS SLEET: Traces
INGO BAUMGARTEN: untitled (ohne titel)
ISLAND PRESS: selected prints
ELLA GANT: mother choo choo

Opening Reception. Friday, December 7 from 6 to 9 pm (Exhibition: December 7, 2007 – January 12, 2008)

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibit Thomas Sleet: Traces in the Main Gallery, featuring large wall relief sculptures composed of cement, natural and synthetic fiber, recycled materials, acrylic, and earth pigments. Sleet utilizes tortured distressed surfaces to create a unique merging of shape and texture, positive and negative, color and space, uniting as a remarkably unique composition. His work is enigmatic as it weaves themes of organic structure, migration, infinite multiples, and primitive culture with systems of individual marks. Sleet engages a new vernacular of style by combining the purification of form with the merging of organic structure and geometry.

In the Project Room, German artist Ingo Baumgarten shows small paintings, which comment, often ironically, on banal aspects of everyday life by representing them as art objects. He is more interested in demonstrating his individual view of the world around him without glorifying or condemning it. He would consider his work as a painter successful if it enables the spectator to adopt a more complex and altered perception of his surroundings afterwards. Baumgarten uses paint rather than photographs to portray these realistic objects because it “provides a better medium for formulating an individual point of view.” This point of view, created by the artist’s hand, has a personal and human quality about it that intimately connects with the spectator.

In the New Media Room, video artist Ella Gant presents a series of short videos centered on the principle that, in her words, "awareness of our own experience can inspire social consciousness, political responsibility, cultural interaction and changed behavior." Her knowledge of history and theory combine with her long-standing relationship with photography, video, performance, electronic arts, and digital media to result in works that address the identity, sexuality, subjectivity, reality, and ephemerality.

In the Print Room, the gallery is showing a selection of prints from the Island Press, which was established by Professor Peter Marcus in 1977 at Washington University in St. Louis – Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. In 1978 Joan Hall joined the faculty and in 1991 also began to work as the master papermaker for Island Press. Tom Reed is currently the master printer. Island Press is known for its large and complex works that combine the efforts of its master printers, faculty, and students from the University and for fostering an experimental process that pushes and exceeds the boundaries of printmaking. The selection includes works by Frida Baranek, James Barsness, Chakaia Booker, James Drake, Shimon Okshteyn, Juan Sanchez, T.L. Solein and others.

The gallery is open free to the public, Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 to 5, and by appointment.

Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Boulevard (in Grand Center) St. Louis, MO 63108
info@brunodavidgallery.com www.brunodavidgallery.com

Friday, October 26, 2007

Ellen Curlee Gallery: Friday, 26 October 2007

WELLBOUND: DEAN KESSMANN and MICKEY SMITH
October 26 – December 8, 2007
Reception: 6pm - 9pm

At a time when information is increasingly being viewed in digital format, Mickey Smith and Dean Kessmann have chosen to explore the physicality of the printed word.

Rolling magazines into cylindrical shapes and photographing the colorful patterns formed by the overlapping edges of their pages, Dean Kessmann reduces them to thin streams of color that appear as non representational compositions. The artist conceived the installation as a study in variations among like structures. For this installation, he adopts a horizontal format, which is, for him, both reminiscent of the American landscape and of digital code. Because the magazines he photographs are art magazines, and art is reproduced in these magazines, Kessmann refers to his work as “appropriations of appropriations of reproductions”. Arranging the prints in rows that wrap around the gallery wall, the artist varies the scale of his prints to create the appearance of faster and slower flowing passages of digital data, prompting the reflection of digital technology on printed materials as well as the originality of appropriation in art.

Mickey Smith photographs bound periodicals and professional journals on the shelves of public libraries. The artist seeks to document these reservoirs of information before they disappear in cyberspace. The images are not staged, and she does not manipulate their placement on the shelves. While they are minimalist repetitions of a single form, the titles on the colorful spines prompt us to define our relationship to the meaning of their titles. Smith works in series of diptychs, triptychs and installations that she calls "collocations”. Collocation # 4 is a mural scale work comprising fifty images of gray and yellow journals entitled “Today” and “Tomorrow” installed unframed, in a grid format. Viewing Smith’s individual images and installations, we are Lilliputians, looking at giant books--Alice in Wonderland, lost among the stacks.

The Ellen Curlee Gallery specializes in contemporary fine art photography with a special emphasis on the work of international photographers.

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 pm on First Fridays, the first Friday of each month. Tel: (314) 241-1299.

St. Louis Artists’ Guild: 26-28 October 2007

You are invited to the 6th Annual ARTstravaganza!
October 26, 27, and 28

Moonlight Reception: Friday Evening 4:00 to 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

At the St. Louis Artists’ Guild in Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, MO 63105
Just North of Clayton Road on Big Bend
Free Shuttle from Fontbonne University parking lot

Over 50 Juried artists from the Best of Missouri Hands
Fun, Folk and Fine Art

Thursday, October 25, 2007

SLCC Forest Park Gallery of Contemporary Art: Friday, 26 October 2007

You are cordially invited to the opening reception for the exhibition of William Hawk and daughter, Zoe Hawk, on Friday, October 26 at the Gallery of Contemporary Art at Forest Park. The show runs until November 9.

The reception will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Gallery of Contemporary Art.
Refreshments will be served.

The gallery, situated in the library building, is at the center of the Forest Park Campus.
St. Louis Community College at Forest Park is located at 5600 Oakland.
You may contact the Art Department at 314-644-9350 for further details.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

boots contemporary art space: Friday, 9 November 2007

amass
boots contemporary art space
Opening reception: Friday, November 9th 6:30 - 10pm
November 9 - December 23, 2007

Participating artists: Sarah Baker, Kim Collmer, Chris Doyle, Wendy Mason, Brandon Morse, Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard, Pascual Sisto

Curated by Dana Turkovic; Exhibition Design by Brandon Anschultz and John Watson

Amass is an exhibition with multiple intentions and various definitions. The title is a reference in its most direct translation a metaphor for curating an exhibition; to gather artwork, to assemble ideas, to group, and to collect. The exhibition at Boots Contemporary Art Space will bring together new video work from a selection of national and international artists. Under this headline, Amass is also blurring the boundaries between, art, design, and information by questioning the conventional configurations of how we view video art. By commissioning two local artists to design "sculptural support" that invites, and in some ways, compels the audience to assemble and come together as viewers, the exhibition will aim to provide a series of smaller encounters within one collective social experience, thereby highlighting the existence of a 'closed temporal loop' between creation, interpretation and reception.

www.bootsart.com
2307 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118
314-772-BOOT

PPRC Photo Gallery

"Point-of-View: Prison Performing Arts" will be opening on Oct. 23 at the St. Louis Public Library's Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave. in St. Louis. The duplicate of the exhibit is already on display at the Public Policy Research Center Photo Gallery at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

"Point-of-View: Prison Performing Arts" is the latest exhibit in the Point-of-View Series by the PPRC at UMSL. The series features photos taken by people who live and work in urban areas. They are taught the basics in photography and asked to document improvement to their community.

For the latest exhibit, photos were taken by youths at the St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center. They photographed other detention center detainees participating in Prison Performing Arts, a multi-discipline, literacy and performing arts program. PPA has been featured nationally on such programs as National Public Radio's "This American Life." The group is best known for their compelling productions of Shakespearian tragedies in which prisoners perform all the roles.

The opening reception at St. Louis Public Library's Schlafly Branch will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 and will feature a discussion with Mel Watkin, director of the PPRC Photography Project at UMSL; Rachel Tibbetts, education coordinator at Prison Performing Arts; Nathan Graves, activity coordinator at the St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center; and Krista Rakers, St. Louis Public Library's regional youth services librarian.

PPRC Photo Gallery hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On view through Jan. 13.

St. Louis Public Library's Schlafly Branch hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. On view through Dec. 8.

Public Policy Research Center
362 Social Science & Business Building
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-5273
http://pprc.umsl.edu

Florissant Valley Art Gallery: Thursday, 1 November 2007

Exhibition and lecture on the campus of St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley featuring the video and animation work of Joshua Mosley. Join us for Joshua Mosley's lecture on Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the campus theater. A reception with the artist will take place immediately following the lecture in the Florissant Valley Art Gallery located in IR111. The exhibition will be on display November 1 - December 7.

Joshua Mosley employs digitally sophisticated "claymation" for a melancholic meditation on human alienation from nature, starring 18th century philosophers Rousseau and Pascal. The evanescence of their forest encounters with a giant beetle, an obtuse cow and a romping dog, projected in a six-minute black-and-white film, is contrasted with plain-spoken bronze sculptures of all the magically animated figures, reducing them to lovely, obsolete trinkets. The philosophical dilemma between mind and matter is beautifully conjured.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10-4 p.m., Saturdays 10-3 p.m. The Florissant Valley Art Gallery is located on the campus of St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Road, St. Louis, MO 63135. The Gallery is located on the first floor of the Instructional Resource building, room 111.

Groups of 10 or more please contact the Gallery Director at or call 513-4861 to make arrangements.

Jacoby Arts Center: Friday, 16 November 2007

ABSTRACTIONS
featuring works by SANDI SHAPIRO, MARY BETH SHAW and DAVID BURNS SMITH.

OPENING RECEPTION: November 16th., Friday evening, 5:00-8:00p.m.
The show runs from November 16th. thru January 7th., 2008.

Jacoby Arts Center
627 E. Broadway
Alton, Ill. 62002
618-462-5222

Friday, October 19, 2007

Marbles Gallery: Saturday, 20 October 2007

Opening Reception: Saturday October 20 from 6-9 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Music by Jackson Pianos and Gina Christopher

With every Change of Season, comes the freedom of fresh possibilities, new array of colors and a reflective wisdom from the past. Terri Shay creates art meant to be an act of giving and receiving in much the same way a garden grows, the tree leaves fall and the sky continuously changes. The combination of organic line, free flow landscape, and geometric shape are the symbols to be interpreted in the painting. Terri explores the intrigue and mysteries of this visual language. The background of a narrative story becomes inherent and present in her work. A space free of strict rules and compliance inspires her art. With this intent in mind comes a place of whimsy, delicate harmonies and childish melodies. Along with a new song comes another Change of Season.

Exhibiting October 17-31, Open Mondays 1-3 pm
Call 314.621.4744 or 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
www.marblesyoga.com

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 19 October 2007

Jay Kelly: Drawings

Reception for the Artist
Friday 19 October 2007, 6 to 8 pm

The basis of Jay Kelly's work is a fascination with how our culture orders and arranges space. This relentless reshaping of our cities and environments can sometimes create a sense of balance and harmony, but more often than not, we are left with a chaotic amalgamation of the different tastes and thoughts. The vast array of architectural styles, all with their own personalities, are often placed side by side. These separate properties are linked together and yet the relationship between them can often be very disconnected. These groupings of structures and their adjoining spaces help create his visual language. Like an architect attempting to create a utopian world, his hope is to refine and synthesize this visual clutter into a more harmonious coexistence. His work is rarely symmetrical or uniformly balanced though, reflecting a world which can never truly be perfect, no matter how much we try rearranging and creating anew.
4735 McPherson Avenue; St. Louis, Missouri 63108 USA

Edwardsville Arts Center: Friday, 19 October 2997

Edwardsville Arts Center opens it's second exhibit in its new gallery space at 310 Hillsboro
Ave in Edwardsville, IL. A group invitational, "from edwardsville through collinsville to glen
carbon" opens Friday, October 19 with a reception from 6 to 9 pm. Featuring the work of 15
local artists, the show is part of the Arts East studio tour this weekend.

Edwardsville Arts Center is open Weds through Sundays 11 am to 5 pm and late on
Thursdays until 7 pm. Admission is free.

For details explore at www.edwardsvilleartscetner.org or call 618/655-0337

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

63119 Art Tour: 2-4 November 2007

Fri Nov 2, 2007 6-9 PM

"Sneak a peak" at the tour by joining us for the Wine, Dine & Art Preview Night (brought to you by the Old Orchard Business Association)! Each location will offer a selection of artwork available on the tour as well as fine cuisine, wine & dessert. Tickets are $20, available in advance or at the door. Contact Krueger Pottery for tickets and information 314-963-0180.

Galleries open on Friday evening include the May Gallery, Three Sinks Gallery, Firehouse Gallery, Grafica Fine Art, and Nerinx Hall. See additional listings for details.

Sat Nov 3, 2007 10am - 5pm
Sun Nov 4, 2007 12 - 4pm

A FREE, SELF-GUIDED neighborhood art tour! More than 35 artist studios & galleries in the 63119 zip code will be open for a weekend of art in Webster Groves. Visit artist studios, do some gallery hopping & enjoy light refreshments as you follow our convenient "art map". Have your map stamped at each location for a chance to win a prize

Co-founder, Aimee Rich
8153 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 963-0180

www.63119art.com
info@63119art.com

Bright Spot Studio: Friday, 19 October 2007

"From Life: Selected Works by Scott Smith" Opening this Friday, October 19 at Bright Spot Studio - 3520 Greenwood Blvd, Maplewood MO 63143.

The show will feature new paintings by Scott Smith, a UCity artist. The small still life paintings featured in the show are very painterly and visually involving. For more information check out
www.brightspotart.com/events

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

UMSL's Gallery 210: Thursday, 18 October 2007

Opening October 18 at UMSL's Gallery 210

"Mirror/Repeat" is an exhibition of image-based sculptural objects or "products," including handbags and clothing. The objects feature intricate patterns that turn out to be, upon closer look, images of war, death and famine.

With her work, Cheryl Yun strives to convey the struggle to achieve a healthy consumer society while preserving ethical and moral integrity. That struggle often leads to disregard for tragedy, leaving a void that is frequently filled with materialistic objects. She attempts to encourage the viewer to see past the superficial and sense the horrors that exist outside the consumer's initial monetary goals.

Yun says a lot of her work was influenced by post-9/11 political statements that Americans should not let the terrorists win, but rather maintain their everyday lifestyles and to shop to support the economy.

"We are a consumerist society that attempts to meet our emotional and spiritual needs by satisfying perceived material needs," Yun writes. "Post-9/11, we continue to negotiate our now uncertain identities through our purchases."

A public reception and artist discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in Gallery 210. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. On view October 18 through December 8.
Gallery 210 (Telecommunity Center)
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-5976
http://gallery210.umsl.edu

Three Sinks Gallery: Friday, 2 November 2007

Three Sinks Gallery Presents
"Balancing Chaos"
New Works on Paper by Jeff Sippel

Sippel will exhibit a whole new series of abstract work created in 2007 that reflects his recent collaborations and encounters. Life becomes a constant balancing act of managing time, energy and responsibility. Sippel's new work develops from simple painterly passages of expressive thoughts and gestures. As the picture plane becomes more organized, he employs new layers and the entire space becomes a problem needing new solutions.

The exhibit will commence with a "meet the artist" reception at Three Sinks Gallery on Friday, Nov.2nd from 6-9pm where refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be on display through Dec.8th. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 10-5 and Friday and Saturday 10-2.

The show is also featured as part of the 2nd Annual 63119 Fine Art Tour which will start on Nov. 2nd and run through Nov. 4th.
Three Sinks Gallery
8715 Big Bend, Webster Groves
314-963-3448
threesinksgallery@sbcglobal.net

Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Art Gallery: Thursday, 18 October & Friday, 19 October 2007


The Halloween Show: Grand Opening of Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Art Gallery.

Located in the heart of Soulard at 12th and Russell, the SOULARD ART MARKET (S.A.M.) features ten of St Louis' most talented artists. The Two-Night Grand Opening of the Gallery will take place Thursday, October 18th, 6:00 to 10:00pm for a Wine and Cheese reception and Friday, October 19th, 6:00 to 10:00pm; for our Beer and Chips party. This art exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will showcase ten professional regional artists. Artwork will be offered for sale and the artists will be on-site to interact with the public and discuss their work. Media exhibited includes: drawing, painting, digital and traditional photography, mixed media, sculpture and hand blown glass.

This exhibit is sponsored by YEHS, a nonprofit community-based organization developed to train, tutor, and employ disadvantaged St. Louis youths.

Participating Artists: , Steve Campbell, Danielle Correll, Kathy Gomric, Arlene Ligori, Jane Linders, Shawn Blake Lipe, Jane Martin, Garrett Roberts, Cindy Royal, Thomas Sheperd.

Highlights of this exhibit include photography by Thomas Sheperd, a veteran St. Louis photographer who presents his unique photographic studies on everything from canvas to silver gelatin prints. Kathy Gomric's passionate drawings have been published and exhibited across many states. Arlene Ligori is a digital artist and sculptor. By day, Arlene spends her time illustrating and designing, but when the sun goes down she turn her attention to figurative sculpture. Danielle Correll is an artisan specializing in many formats including graphic art, photography, painting and murals. Her experimental nature leads her down many paths as she refuses to limit herself to one medium. Steve Campbell , a former art teacher, makes a wide variety of artwork and is currently focusing on the varied American landscape. Garrett Roberts is a self-taught photographer who enjoys experimenting with toy cameras, antique lenses and alternative processes to achieve interesting and unusual effects. Cindy Royal's current works are a collection of ground papier-mâché, fibers and vestiges of an entertainment career (musical instruments, records are taken into a new realm). Her journey continues to celebrate peculiar planes and find solace in creating alternatively recycled art. Many of Jane Linders' photos are published in Michael Kilfoy's coffee table photo book, "St. Louis Seen and Unseen" Shawn Lipe's fluid sculptures have been featured in Miami Design Magazine, St. Louis Alive and the upcoming December issue of Missouri Life Magazine.

SOULARD ART MARKET and Contemporary Art Gallery
2028 S. 12th, Soulard (Cr 12th and Russell)
St. Louis, MO 63104
info@soulardartmarket.com

Monday, October 15, 2007

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday, 19 October 2007

We turn up the heat and kick off our Five Hot Years with a big party on October 19, Third Friday Open House, 6 - 10 p.m

On display at the Third Degree East Gallery from October 19 through November 13

Janice Wallace's
artwork focuses on animals and how people objectify and compartmentalize them. The art is fairy-tale in feeling, but with text, her work attaches new - but still human - projections to the familiar creatures.

5200 Delmar, about a mile east of the Delmar Loop, between University City and the Central West End. For more information visit www.stlglass.com or by calling 314-367-4527.

Bruno David: Friday, 19 October 2007

Opening Reception. Friday, October 19 from 6 to 9 pm
(Exhibition: October 19 – December 1, 2007)

CHRIS KAHLER: VIRAL

in the Main Gallery, featuring paintings that combine the role of the artist as a scientist and poet, soothsayer and oracle. Kahler harvests biological systems for images and patterns that describe the symbiotic synergy and infection that exist between microscopic organisms and their host. Capitalizing on a process of risk and fluidity, of plan and accident, his work explores the growth, energy, interdependence, and mortality of invented organic forms. His paintings blend and fuse colors whose flow and growth, though controlled, though yielding carefully
rendered forms graced with gestural movement, create a web of paint that is as unpredictable as it is elegant. The resulting images are skeins of networks and clusters of colonies that evoke macroscopic tissues with expressionistic nuance.

COREY ESCOTO: Global Repair Service
in the Project Room, works which are largely inspired from the collecting of United Nations memorabilia. In Global Repair Service (GRS) , one of Escoto’s goals is to simultaneously inspire and motivate. It is for these reasons that he feels that it is necessary for the art of our time to simultaneously reflect a world fractured and polarized, and reflect a world (not yet) unified under a planetary crisis common to us all.

MAYA ESCOBAR: Acciones Plásticas
in hte New Media Room, in which she has created a multi-faceted “doll”. Escobar assumed the role of designer and distributor, and even posed the actual doll itself. The dolls come in five distinct styles and are always completely isolated from their expected surroundings. With these images, Escobar developed a short series of films in which she becomes real women, whose lives are visibly defined by societal constructs. Modeled after MySpace profiles and YouTube video blogs, the films are supposed to appeal to high school aged girls, who are accustomed to the culture of self-promotion that is prevalent in such online communities. In addition, the series is very self-reflective of the artist as it looks at the varying roles that identify her as a daughter of a Guatemalan father and a Jewish mother.

ISLAND PRESS: Selected Prints
in the Print Room.
Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108-3611
314-531-3030 or info@brunodavidgallery.com
www.brunodavidgallery.com

Friday, October 12, 2007

SLUMA: Friday, 12 October 2007

Reflections : Retrospective Exhibit of Paintings by Nancy Newman Rice
opening reception: Friday, 12 October 5:30-8PM

St. Louis University Museum of Art (New & Improved!)
Lindell, next to the Scottish Rite Cathedral

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 12 October 2007

Friday, Oct. 12th 2007, Reception 6-9pm and runs through Nov. 10th
Free and open to the public

BLAB! is an annual coffee-table publication and showcase of fine arts, illustration, and sequential
art, and a gold-standard in the world of the professional visual arts. Many of BLAB!'s contributors through the years have gone onto huge success in the gallery world.

The Philip Slein Gallery
1319 Washington Ave. Downtown St. Louis
314.621.4634
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11am-4pm

www.brightspotart.com: Friday, 19 October 2007

"From Life: Selected Works by Scott Smith"

Thursday, October 18, 2007, pre-opening 6-8 pm
Friday October 19, 2007, OPENING! 6-11 pm

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres served.
bright spot studio
3520 Greenwood Blvd
Maplewood, MO 63143
For more information about this opening:
314.315.1986

Florissant Valley Art Gallery: Thursday, 1 November 2007

Exhibition and lecture on the campus of St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley featuring the video and animation work of Joshua Mosley. His work in animation, sculpture, and drawing integrates his interests in poetry, philosophy, film, and music.

Please join us for Joshua Mosley's lecture on Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the campus Theatre. A reception with the artist will take place immediately following the lecture in the Florissant Valley Art Gallery located in IR111.

The exhibition will be on display November 1 - December 7.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10-4 p.m., Saturdays 10-3 p.m.
The Florissant Valley Art Gallery is located on the campus of St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Road, St. Louis, MO 63135. The Gallery is located on the first floor of the Instructional Resource building, room 111.

For more information call 314-513-4375. Groups of 10 or more please contact the Gallery Director at jnesser@stlcc.edu or call 513-4861 to make arrangements.

PPRC Photo Gallery: Tuesday, 16 October 2007

"Point-of-View: Prison Performing Arts" is the latest exhibit in the Point-of-View Series by the Public Policy Research Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The series features photos taken by people who live and work in urban areas. They are taught the basics in photography and asked to document improvement to their community.

For the latest exhibit, photos were taken by youths at the St. Louis Juvenile Detention Center. They photographed other detention center detainees participating in Prison Performing Arts, a multi-discipline, literacy and performing arts program. PPA has been featured nationally on such programs as National Public Radio's "This American Life." The group is best known for their compelling productions of Shakespearian tragedies in which prisoners perform all the roles.

Since most of the individuals photographed were detained juveniles, a computer program was used to digitally manipulate their faces in order to protect their identities.

Aside from the PPRC Photo Gallery at UMSL, the a duplicate of the exhibit will be on display at the St. Louis Public Library's Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave. in St. Louis.

Each venue will hold opening receptions and discussions with Mel Watkin, director of the PPRC Photography Project at UMSL; Rachel Tibbetts, education coordinator at Prison Performing Arts; and Nathan Graves, activity coordinator at the St. Louis Juvenile Detention Center. The opening reception at the PPRC Gallery in the Public Policy Research Center at UMSL will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 16. The opening reception at St. Louis Public Library's Schlafly Branch will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 and will feature additional speaker Krista Rakers, the regional youth services librarian.

PPRC Photo Gallery hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On view Oct. 16 through Jan. 13.

St. Louis Public Library's Schlafly Branch hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. On view Oct. 23 through Dec. 8

Public Policy Research Center
362 Social Science & Business Building
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-5273

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Sheldon Galleries: Friday, 12 October 2007

Please join us for a new round of exhibitions at our all-gallery opening reception Friday, October 12, 2007! Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5 - 7 p.m., just before the Sheldon Concert featuring guitar wizard Tommy Emmanuel at 8 p.m.

Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
Unraveled: Crossing the Line between Fashion and Art
September 8, 2007 – January 12, 2008
In collaboration with the Fall 2007 citywide Innovations in Textiles 7 exhibitions, The Sheldon Art Galleries features the work of area artists C. Cathers, Michael Drummond, Courtney Henson, Christine Holtz, Nina Ganci and Paula Lincoln, who expand, explore and deconstruct the language of fashion. The exhibition is made possible by Nancy L. Wunderlich.

History of Jazz Gallery
October 13, 2007 – February 9, 2008
Jam Session: Photographs from the MAXJAZZ Collection
Great jazz photographers capture the emotion and essence of jazz in an exhibition of dynamic photographs of jazz legends from the collection of the St. Louis-based MAXJAZZ recording label. Luminaries such as Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Thelonius Monk, Sonny Rollins and Sarah Vaughn are photographed by equally important photographers like William Claxton, Roy DeCarava, William Gottlieb, Jimmy Katz, Herman Leonard, Herb Snitzer and others. Both the early days of jazz and contemporary artists are represented. The exhibition is organized by the Sheldon Art Galleries.

Gallery of Photography
October 13, 2007- January 19, 2008
Anthony Hernandez: The Seventies and Eighties
Since the 1970s, Anthony Hernandez has photographed aspects of the social landscape using a critical and analytic approach to focus on the urban environment, its inhabitants and social concerns of race and class. In the 1970s, Hernandez used a 35mm camera and a highly intuitive process to capture life as it moved through the camera’s frame. Other works, made with a 5 x 7 view camera, contemplate humanity’s quotidian moments in rigorous compositions. Vintage prints from the 1970s and 80s and images printed specially for the monograph Waiting, Sitting, Fishing and Some Automobiles (Loosestrife Editions, 2007) are the focus of the exhibition organized by the Sheldon Art Galleries. The exhibition is made possible in part by The David S. Millstone Foundation

Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
October 13, 2007 – January 26, 2008
Architecture for Humanity: Gulf Coast Reconstruction Projects
Featured in this exhibition is a selection of new home designs, created under the auspices of the not-for-profit humanitarian group Architecture for Humanity, for displaced Gulf Coast communities like Biloxi, Mississippi following 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Architecture for Humanity has worked to connect families and individuals who have been displaced by the hurricane with architects and designers who help them to navigate complex new building codes and FEMA elevations, make decisions about their future, and ultimately empower them to re-envision their homes, businesses and communities. To help bring families into new permanent homes, Architecture for Humanity partnered with several relief agencies and a number of volunteer groups working in the area to host a house tour and design fair. There, a model home program was launched that provided design services and financial assistance for the construction of a number of new homes. The exhibition at The Sheldon will feature several models, photographs and plans of these designs, some of which are already in progress, that illuminate this important humanitarian effort. More information on Architecture for Humanity can be found at http://www.architectureforhumanity.org. The exhibition is organized by the Sheldon Art Galleries. The Exhibition is made possible by Joan and Mitchell Markow and by Unico

AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art
Katrina’s Kids Project: Art of the Storm
October 13, 2007 – February 2, 2008
Katrina’s Kids Project: Art of the Storm is a traveling exhibition of 50 framed drawings created by children during their stay in Houston’s Astrodome and Reliant Center shelters after they were evacuated from their homes because of Hurricane Katrina. The exhibition was organized to continue to draw attention to the needs of children displaced by the storm and allows viewers to see the hurricane through the eyes and hearts of the children who were affected by it. The Katrina’s Kids Project came about when children met with groups of volunteer mothers in Houston shelters to draw their experiences of the storm, and their hopes and dreams, giving evacuee children the opportunity to create, discuss and process their experiences through art, thereby empowering them. Also included are two quilts made by New Orleans textile artist Cely Tapplette-Pedescleaux which incorporate 48 of the children’s drawings. More information on the project can be found at http://www.katrinaskidsproject.org. The exhibition is organized by Katrina’s Kids Project, Houston, Texas.

Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
My American History in Flashbulb Memories: Prints by Lisa Bulawsky
October 13 – January 5, 2008
Lisa Bulawsky exhibits a group of monotypes that explore the relationship between personal and cultural versions of history. For Bulawsky, the prints represent the fluid impression of memory images that she associates with major historical events of her lifetime. These "flashbulb memories" are Bulawsky’s personalized homage to some of American history’s most significant and idiosyncratic moments of the last four decades, among them the shootings at Kent State in 1970 and the death of Elvis Presley in 1977.

The Lucy and Stanley Lopata Sculpture Garden
Greg Edmondson: Collective
October 13, 2007 – February 9, 2008
Oversized caterpillars roam throughout the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Sculpture Garden in
an installation that speaks to stages of both natural and human evolution. Painted in glow-in-the-dark paint, Edmondson’s large caterpillars elicit both fascination and revulsion and are both playful and intimidating. Edmondson has exhibited his sculptures and drawings nationally and internationally and is in many important public and private collections.

Snowflake /Citystock Gallery: Friday, 12 October 2007

Closing Reception for Patrick Hunt
Friday 6-9 pm

Patrick Hunt's recent photographs address the real latent, suburban dystopia that city mouse wishes would hurry up and happen to county mouse. His scenes' characters are sentenced to a life in banal confinement, with an endless barrage of Bed, Bath, and Beyond coupons their only visitors. Some of the inmates try to break away from what could be taken for a growing, plastic-jungle police state, whereas others just break down in piles of improved glue and ambient wallpaper. Literally theatrical in their proportions, these prints are an acceptable reality TV alternate. They almost make you feel sorry for those people with prescription drug problems.

Snowflake /Citystock Gallery
3156 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
www.snowflakecitystock.com

phd gallery: Saturday, 13 October 2007

HAND TO HAND at phd gallery

A Coast-to-Coast Collage Project by Two Artist Who Never Met Each Other.

Please Join us Saturday, October 13, 2007, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

MEET THE ARTISTS AS THEY MEET EACH OTHER FOR THE FIRST TIME

(from the RIVERFRONT TIMES, Mail-Order Art BY PAUL FRISWOLD)


The image of the heroic artist toiling in solitude to create something beautiful and meaningful is an old one, but not entirely accurate. The Old Masters had a backroom staff to help speed up the process of masterpiece construction, and many modern artists continue to use assistants and apprentices to create their art. It’s not quite collaboration, but not quite individual work either. Hand to Hand, the new exhibit at the phd gallery (2300 Cherokee Street; 314-664-6644 or www.phdstl.com), features work that was created by individuals in collaboration. Californian Rebecca Trawick and Pittsburgh-based David Wallace created the 40 collages that adorn
phd’s walls together, but the two have never met in person. Instead, one would start a piece, then mail the unfinished work to the other artist, who would add to the transitional piece before returning it to the original artist; the mailing and re-mailing continued until both artists were satisfied the work was done. In this manner, the two created a series that represents a new artistic vision that is not quite Trawick and not quite Wallace, but an intersection of the two artists’ styles. And at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, the two meet face-to-face for the first time at the free, public reception for their shared show. Hand to Hand remains on display until
Saturday, December 1; phd is open Thursday through Sunday.

Nu-Art Series: Saturday, 13 October 2007

On October 13, a collaborative installation is opening at the Nu-Art Series (2936 Locust, St.Louis, MO 63103). The exhibition will feature a collaboration between St.Louis based and Baltimore based artists working in installation, performance, and video. The content and caliber of the exhibition showcasing the new 2600 sq/f non-profit space is a wonderful chance to see the some of the best emerging art in St.Louis. The six artists involved have created a fully integrated art experience that is inspired by the landscapes of the urban/suburban Midwest. They have flawlessly integrated and rewritten the narratives of our infrastructures, from electrical systems, to social networks, to aesthetic political systems, offering multiple levels of involvement. The magnitude and ambition of the work is unmistakable and paired with this St.Louis’ newest art venue, will prove to be a cultural asset in our creative history.

Opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6-11 pm. Wine and hors devours will be provided along with ample opportunities to meet the artists and special musical performances. The show will be on display thereafter through Nov. 5th during regular gallery hours. (11:30-5:00 Wed-Fri and by appt. )

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 13 October 2007

White Flag Projects casually invites you to the opening reception for our next exhibitions CRAIG NORTON: 127 RACIST DRAWINGS With BARRY ANDERSON: TREEBEASTIES in the Library

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT OCTOBER 13 FROM 7-10 PM

Exhibitions continue through November 10, 2007
Craig Norton Artist Talk, Monday evening, October 29, 7 PM

CRAIG NORTON: ONE HUNDRED TWENTY SEVEN RACIST DRAWINGS

Like many self-taught artists Craig Norton makes work of remarkable directness. Unlike may self-taught artists Norton's ideas arrive channeled through his incredibly fine skills as a draftsman, made more uncanny by the fact that he has had no training of any kind and his sole drawing implements are .29 cent Bic pens. Norton renders photorealistic portraits of his subjects, pairing each of his drawn heads to abbreviated and collaged figures, resulting in the kind of fantastically disjointed images that one imagines would be difficult to maintain through too many art school critiques. Of course Norton did not endure art school or much of any school, attending no college and earning his GED instead of finishing high school. Norton's lack of formal education has not discouraged his creative pursuits however- his first sales came selling decorated flowerpots in front of nightclubs while working as a bouncer, and his current work travels regularly to various Outsider Art fairs in New York and Chicago.

As part of his deep spirituality, Norton's work focuses on issues of social justice and man's inhumanity toward man; his previous work has included large series based on the genocide in Rwanda and the Holocaust, among others. CRAIG NORTON: ONE HUNDRED TWENTY SEVEN RACIST DRAWINGS will address the American Civil Rights movement, including stark portrayals of its most horrifying and heart-rending acts: lynchings, segregationist rallies, Ku Klux Klan activities and other extreme injustices of the period. Norton will install 127 of his figures within different tableaus on the gallery's walls.

Additionally, visitors to the gallery on Wednesdays will have the opportunity to observe the artist at work. White Flag will relocate the entirety of the artists studio, bringing every single object from his workspace (furniture, materials, light fixtures, window shades) to the gallery, where Norton will be in residence continuing to create new works in the series throughout the exhibition. Norton lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.

BARRY ANDERSON: TREEBEASTIES

While Barry Anderson is equally well known for his photography and installations, White Flag will be exhibiting his newest video project, Treebeasties (1). The single channel HD video animation is a seamlessly trippy amalgam of diverse imagery which finds the artist eschewing the narrative potential of video and instead compelling the viewer into a never-ending electrified collage of pop-culture characters arriving from and vanishing into a thicket, taking the viewer on a hypnotic associative journey.

Art Coop: Friday, 12 October 2007

Please join us at the opening reception for 3-WAY art exhibit on Friday, October 12, from 7 to 11 pm, featuring new work by 44 artists, music by Chrome 242, DJ Nero, and other musicians.

This event is free and open to the public.

Art Coop, 4515 Olive, St. Louis, MO 63108. (two blocks East of Euclid and Washington, on left.)

Maps: Thursday, 11 October 2007

Maps' October exhibition features Belleville artist Bruce Burton.

Bruce Burton "all & one"
Thursday, Oct. 11th-Saturday, Nov. 10th, 2007

Immerse yourself in the everyday of the blue collar mid-westerner by coming to see the multi-media installation "all & one" at Maps this Thursday Oct. 11th from 7-10 p.m. By implementing objects such as used white T-shirts, black lunch pails filled with tools, and vacation slides, Burton provides us with snippets of life from the working mans viewpoint.

After the opening "all & one" 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.

Art Coop at Sqwires Annex: Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Please join Art Coop at Sqwires Annex on October 9, at the opening reception for new work
by Nilsen Turan-Kennedy, Keith Whetstone and Craig Downs.

Sqwires Annex is located at 1415 South 18th Street,one block East of Lafayette Square. The opening reception, from 6 to 8 pm, is free and open to the public.

Work remains on view from October 9 to December 6. Hours by appointment.

Monday, October 08, 2007

20:08 Gallery St. Louis: Friday, 12 October 2007

In the shadow of the haunted Lemp Brewery, at 20:08 Gallery Saint. Louis, located in the heart of the Cherokee Antique district is the site of the first Halloween-themed art exhibit titled, “The Haunting Continues….” This juried exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will showcase seven professional regional artists who will exhibit their work at the 20:08 Gallery. Art work will be offered for sale and the artists will be on-site to interact with the public and discuss their work.

The opening reception is October 12, 2007 from 7 to 10 pm. The exhibit runs from October 12, 2007 to November 4, 2007. Gallery hours are Saturday from 10 am to 5pm and Sunday from 12 to 5pm.

Featured artists are Aunia Kahn, Garret Roberts, Jane Linders, Mark A. Fisher, Shawn Lipe, Thomas DeClue, Wendy Miles Cope.
20:08 Gallery St. Louis
www.gallerysaintlouis.com
314-772-2008
2008 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
info@gallerysaintlouis.com

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Menagerie Models: Friday, 5 October 2007

You are invited to an art exhibit of prints and portraits entitled Perceptions. Artists Arthur Fields, Ian Jones, Tori Kaspareit, Goran Maric, and Roxanne Phillips all currently live in St. Louis but moved here from Texas at different times. This exhibit includes prints of various techniques, photographs, and hand made paper.

This is the first exhibit held at Menagerie Models. It is our hopes that you will come out to see the art and discover a new exhibition space.

Perceptions: prints and portraits by Arthur Fields, Ian Jones, Tori Kaspareit, Goran Maric, and Roxanne Phillips

October 5 – November 7, 2007
Opening Reception with the artists
Friday, October 5 6-9 p.m.
Menagerie Models
3005 Locust ST. Suite A
St. Louis, Mo 63103

Ellen Curlee Gallery: Friday, 5 October 2007

Come celebrate with us this Frist Friday, October 5 from 6pm - 8pm with the opening of our new video in our next door video series: John Richey and our Best Art Gallery nod in the Riverfront Times!....and another chance to view our exhibition Cohesion: textiles + photography.

next door: Video Series:
John Richey
October 5 – October 20, 2007

Using a series of found handwritten notes and appropriated safety brochures, Richey’s video work, Untitled (play it safe) translates the bodies of banal information into a drawn animation that emphasizes the absurd and spectacular, creating paradoxical situations for fear and control. These universal concepts permeate every facet of our lives from the everyday to the life altering as they manifest themselves in a range of everyday objects and commonplace events as well as through the most outrageous and unexpected happenstances. Through the appropriation of these collections of text and found material, Richey blurs the line between the concepts of control vs. chaos, stability vs. volatility, and safety vs. danger so as to highlight the point where these dramatizations of fear and trust collide. Within the pages of the safety manuals, the promise of safety in a cartoon is realized through ritualistic training practice, our need to feel protected is a falsehood because some things are out of our control. Richey
explains his preoccupations: “How do we prepare for what happens in extreme cases of loss? We are constantly trying to stay safe while there are some things that we can never be ready for. Precautionary drills carry with them an empty promise of safety. Are all of the training exercises and advancements in the technologies of safety in vain? Or do we call them an attempt at comfort and stability?”

ALSO ON VIEW:
The exhibition explores the relationship between photography and textiles through the work of two artists: Luanne Rimel and Liz Rideal. Each artist deals with the disparate disciplines of photography and textiles, weaving very personal visual stories yet approaching their work with different intent and through very different processes.

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.

Gallery 210: Thursday, 4 October 2007



Gallery 210: Thursday, 4 October 2007

"Chakaia Booker: Sculpture" will include nine works by Booker, each made using her trademark material, rubber tires. She cuts the tires into strips and then wraps and folds them over wooden or steel armatures, shaping rubber pieces into provocative forms that can be whimsical, aggressive and often sexually suggestive.

Booker emphasizes the textural qualities of the materials with which she works. She says the tire treads remind her of textile designs and of ritual scarification of her ancestors from Africa.

A public reception for the artist will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Gallery 210's Exhibition Room A. Booker will give a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. On view October 4 through December 8.

Gallery 210 (Telecommunity Center)
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-5976
http://www.umsl.edu/~gallery

Hoffman LaChance: Friday, 5 October 2007

'The End, Middle and Beginning' - recent works by Jon Cournoyer

Please join us for the opening reception with the artist this Friday October 5th from 6pm to 10pm at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary.

Wine and food catered by SASHAS wine bar.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 19 October, 2007

PETER CHARLAP "Cave Painting"
Atrium Gallery announces Body/Spirit, an exhibition presenting contemporary depictions of the body, a timeless subject with endless aesthetic, sensual, and intellectual qualities. In tandem will be exhibited works involving a spiritual presence. The show presents a dialog that is provocative and stimulating, as well as often comforting. Featured will be works by a number of Atrium artists including Heather Becker, Peter Charlap, Art Kleinman, Jim Nickel, Harry Roseman, Randall Shiroma, and Pam White. The exhibition opens Friday, September 28 and runs through November 25. A reception will be held Friday, October 19, 6-8 p.m.

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.

For more information and images please visit our website www.atriumgallery.net or call 314.367.1076

Pele Prints: Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Join us at Pele Prints for a preview of new Works on Paper by Kansas City artist Grant W. Miller. With over 75 unique prints in three different series, this body of work is an intricate display of color, mark, texture, and line. The monoprints highlight Pele Prints’ focus on large-scale, non-traditional images. Miller’s ideas deal with the complexity of contemporary life—human conditioning, excessive information, traditions—and how these forces overlap and accumulate in order to shape our culture. In this collaboration, we have highlighted particular areas of interest by extracting elements from Miller’s larger visual vocabulary.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

5:30 to 8:30pm at the Pele Prints studio
9400 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63126
Parking is available at Mattress Giant (9300 Watson Road)

Pele Prints
is a collaborative fine art printmaking studio dedicated to creating limited edition prints and original works of art. For directions or additional information call 314.750.7799.

Drive Gallery: Friday, 5 October 2007

Drive Gallery’s latest show is Art for a Lifetime. The reception is this Friday, October 5th from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Drive Agency (1617 Locust Street) The event will consist of a live and silent auction and priced artwork donated from prominent local St. Louis artists. 100% of proceeds will benefit the Art Therapy program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Please stop by for drinks, food samplings from area restaurants, art and music. The live auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, donations will be accepted at the door. Please call (314) 436-8880 for additional information.