Saturday, March 29, 2008

Shaw's Gallery: Saturday, 29 March 2008

There will be an opening reception held tonight, Saturday March 29th, from 6-10pm at Shaw's Gallery.

The Show is "Places, Faces and Spaces"; Come see this wonderful line up of homegrown St Louis artists. Black & White Photography by Mark Polege, original pen and ink illustrations by Milton Holmes. Jr., & creatively cool Sculptures by Christie Norrick.

There will be a closing reception held Saturday, April 26th, from 6-10pm as well. Gallery hours are by appointment only. Shaw's Gallery is located at 4065 Shaw Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 (on the corner of Shaw and Thurman).

PSTL Window Gallery: Friday, 18 April 2008

John Sarra's exhibit SAD SMILES AND TEARS OF JOY will be on display at PSTL Window Gallery through April 19. Please join us for a special closing reception on Friday, April 18, 5pm-7pm.

Riverfront Times by Malcolm Gay: John Sarra: Sad Smiles and Tears of Joy What elevates these traditional still life paintings isn't so much Sarra's fine sensitivity to form and light; it's the artist's sense of place. Sarra's subjects arise as unintentional compositions of tools, toys and other domestic objects that have coalesced and dispersed during the nearly ten years he has been renovating his St. Louis home. The paintings feature smaller spaces that temporarily exist in the space of his house. While the bulk of the show is devoted to still lifes, Sarra also is exhibiting an orienting painting: a landscape near his family's property. To accentuate the singularity of space, Sarra has also constructed a walkway to enter the minute Window Gallery, making viewers aware of the distance and height at which they are seeing the paintings. Through April 19 at PSTL Window Gallery at Pace Framing, 632 North Grand Boulevard; 314-531-4304 (www.paceframing .com). Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat.

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 4 April 2008

FREDRICK NELSON: Random Occurrences

Please join us as we open a solo exhibition for one of the mid-west's most prominent painters, St. Louis native, FREDRICK NELSON. "Random Occurrences" will open on Friday, April 4 and will feature an extensive exhibition of his most recent paintings and works on paper. Included are the high-color, complex oil paintings he is known for, as well as a number of more delicate and playful works on paper. His very accomplished pieces continue to show new rhythms and structures that are evocative and dynamic. The exhibition opens with a reception for the Artist Friday, April 4, from 6-8 p.m. and will continue through June 8. This evening will be a Euclid/McPherson gallery walk.

Atrium Gallery is located at 4729 McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108. Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6, and by appointment. or call 314.367.1076

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 28 March 2008

Unrefined Light: Image-Making with Plastic Cameras and their Friends
March 28, 2008 – May 9, 2008
Reception, Friday, March 28: 6-9 p.m.

This juried exhibit was open to all two- and three-dimensional artwork that incorporated the sometimes surreal, quirky images created by plastic cameras, homemade or commercial pinhole devices, Lensbabies, Holgaroids, and all similar "toy" camera manifestations. Artists in every genre were encouraged to think "outside the box" of their primary medium and join in this exploration of the Magic of Plastic.
Foundry Art Centre
St. Charles, MO

Subterranean Books: Friday, 4 April 2008

Richard Reilly is opening at Subterranean Books, 6275 Delmar (in the loop) on Friday, April 4th @7:00PM with a show of journals, collage and photographs called Intertext. It runs through April 26th.

Open Lot Gallery: Friday, 4 April 2008

There will be a photography opening at Open Lot gallery at 1310 S. 18th Street in Lafayette Square on Friday, April 4 starting at 9:00 pm (to around midnight).

The show is titled "This Way Up" and it features six young photographers: Dori Klotzman, Emily Gordon, Alexis Neumann, Christian Storm, Janelle Jones, and Kelly K. Wright.

There will also be music, featuring Ghost Ice and Deep Jew.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery: Friday, 4 April 2008

Victor Wang: Poetry of Sunflower
2007-08 Fontbonne Scholar/Artist Exhibition

April 1 – 11, 2008
Opening reception: April 4, 6-8 pm

Gallery hours: Mon – Thurs: 9:30 am–4 pm, Tues: 9:30 am–7 pm, Fri: 9:30 am–2:30 pm
Sat: 12 noon–4 pm.
Fine Arts Gallery
Fontbonne University
Fine Arts Building
6800 Wydown Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63105

Hunt Gallery: Saturday, 25 April 2008

Saturday April 25th, 2008 6-9pm

Featuring the works of Melissa Albright, SheriGonzalez,Joan Alvarez, Courtney Kennedy,Dena Bergman, Michelle Kersting, Daniel Bock, Jr., Abigial Maixner, Adriana Burgos, Alexandra Ruzicka, Trevor Fields, Amanda Sahaida, Timothy E. Wagner

hours 10am to 4pm mondat through friday or by appointment

The Hunt Gallery
8324 Big Bend Blvd.
in the visual art studio of Webster University
314 968 7171 or

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Thursday, 27 March 2008

Julia Holyfield "Anywhere but Here"

Maryville University, Morton J. May Foundation Gallery, located in the DUC building, is please to exhibit Julia Holyfields senior BFA exhibit. The exhibit of woodcuts, paintings, and ceramics, will run from Monday March 24 to Friday March 28, 8:30 am - 9:30pm. Come meet the artist at the reception Thursday March 27 from 6-8pm. (Sunday - Saturday 8:30am - 9:30pm.)

Making art is as much an act of escapism as exploration for me. My frequent state of dissatisfaction with a current location or situation fuels my creative drive. I draw inspiration from my time spent in foreign lands, my longing to embark on new adventures, and my views on societal conceptions. By internalizing experiences in my life, they brew inside until through past memories, present discontent, and desires for the future I create something new. --Julia Holyfield

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

Monday, March 24, 2008

Componere Gallery: Friday, 4 April 2008

"Earth & Sky - The Closeness," Kay Pick Zivkovich - monotype paintings
"New Glass 2008: New Works from SIU Glass Program"

PUBLIC RECEPTION: Friday, April 4, 6 to 9 P.M.
Exhibit dates: APRIL 4 ,2008 continues through APRIL 26, 2008
Hours 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

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 20 March 2007

UMSL Women on the Move 2008
March 20-April 4, 2008
Opening Reception March 20 4-7pm

Gallery Visio is excited to announce the 6th annual Women on the Move exhibition, featuring a collection of works by over 20 female artists. Women on the Move is a special and eclectic event showcasing talented UMSL students, graduates, and faculty, through a variety of media.

Part of Women on the Move's tradition is a special mini-exhibit, dedicated to showcase a historical female figure, created by Kathleen Butterly Nigro. This year's exhibit will be The Other Scott: Harriet's Story, an exhibit about Harriet Scott, the wife of Dread
Scott. Dread Scott is known for his attempt to sue the State of Missouri for his freedom in 1847.

Women on the Move will run from March 20-April 4, 2008 with an opening reception held on March 20th in Gallery Visio of the University of Missouri –St. Louis. All receptions at Visio are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Gallery Visio (at the University of Missouri – St. Louis)
170 Millennium Student Center
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400

Art Coop: Friday, 11 April 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Craft Alliance: Friday 2 May 2008

Infusion 10 X 10, 11th Biennial Teapot Exhibition

Opening Friday May 2, 2008 – June 29, 2008
Opening Reception Friday May 2, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Infusion 10 x 10: 11th Biennial Teapot Exhibition examines artists’ interpretations of the teapot form in media, clay. A variety of shape and design will demonstrate the range of artistic interpretation surrounding this most collectible craft object. This is an invitational and juried exhibition, Juror Fong Choo.

Opening concurrently and running through June 1st in the David and Jacqueline Charak Regional Gallery is the second biennial High School Teapot Invitational.

Opening Friday May 2, 2008 – June 1, 2008

The High School Teapot Invitational 2008 invites students across the St. Louis market to submit their work to be showcased. Craft Alliance contacts art departments from local schools requesting that teachers identify students who might be interested in submitting work to the exhibition. 2008 will mark the second year Craft Alliance presents this opportunity for developing young artists, in 2006, 26 participated in the exhibition.

Daily gallery hours Tues-Thur 10 am- 5pm Fri-Sat 10am-6pm Sunday 11am-5pm

Craft Alliance
6640 Delmar Blvd 63130

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Soulard Coffee Garden: Sunday, 20 April 2008

The month of May is National Photo Month and the Soulard Coffee Garden is pleased to celebrate NPM by hosting an exhibit of two St. Louis photographers: Dallas Moses and Jane Linders. These two have teamed up to present an eclectic mix of alternative process photography, sprinkled with conventional photography throughout the coffee house.

The opening reception is April 20, 2008 from 3 to 5 pm. This unusual coffee house/restaurant occupies two levels of a vintage renovated building located in the heart of historical Soulard neighborhood. Casual, yet upscale, this quiet little coffee house is full of character, complete with a lovely brick-lined courtyard garden in back.

The exhibit runs April 20 through May 27, 2008. M-F 6:30am to 4:00pm, Sat/Sun 8:00 to 4:00 pm.
Soulard Coffee Garden
910 Geyer
St. Louis MO 63104

Monday, March 17, 2008

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 21 March 2008

Exchange: Prints from Nagoya, Japan

March 21 - April 18
Opening Reception: FRIDAY, March 21, 6-8pm
Hours: 10a - 4p / Mon - Fri or by appointment

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

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday, 21 March 2008

This month, enjoy our Third Friday Open House from 6-10pm this Friday, March 21st.

Wind down from St. Patrick's Day and rev up for Easter. Watch interesting demonstrations in glassblowing and torchworking in the Hotshop. Our Director of Flameworking Libby will be demonstrating torchworking starting at 8 p.m. The rest of the night, watch other glass artists making whatever they feel like! *Note: For the hearing impaired, sign language student interpreters from St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley will be signing glass demonstrations from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

- From 7-9 p.m Decorate a Glass Egg. Just in time for Easter, we have glass egg tiles that can be decorated and made into funky little magnets or necklaces. Report to the front desk and see what it takes to go from glass ingredients to a piece of kiln-made glass art. Cost is $20. Show up early and assure yourself a spot to participate.

On display at the Third Degree East Gallery from March 21 to April 4:

Neu Work by Doug Auer. Founder Doug Auer will be exhibiting brand neu work that is sure to make an impression.

The Six Shooters Get the Third Degree.
Exciting photography by a group of experienced idea-makers. Artists Susan Dietz-Schmidt, Marianne Pepper, Joan Proffer, Naomi Runtz, Harriet Thomas, and Kay Wood have shown together, shot photos together, and laughed together since 1997. They are now painters, printers, multi-media artists, as well as photographers. They have exhibited at the Sheldon, Chesterfield Arts Center, Regional Arts Commission, Peoria Arts Center, Fontbonne University and more.
Third Friday at Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 63108

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 22 March 2008

Please join us Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.for the opening reception of Two Exhibits:

U R B A N F O S S I L Cast Paper Artifacts by John Tuccillo
E N S E M B L E a group exhibition with works on view by Joe Chesla, Rebecca Eilering, Leslie Holt, Ken Konchel, David Lancaster, Metra Mitchell, Jeff Palmer, Stan Trampe, David Wallace, Rebecca Trawick, and Lin Xu.

MORE ABOUT URBAN FOSSIL... Unearthing 21st Century Relics all made of paper

John Tuccillo finds inspiration for his sculpture at his feet! Paying tribute to natural and industrial forms residing in the urban landscape, from the detailed metalwork of sewer grates, manhole covers and time shifted concrete, to organic inclusions of tree stumps, roots and rock, Tuccillo creates a 21st century museum of artifacts, painstakingly recreated in paper pulp.

He begins by making a urethane mold directly off of the street, then casts the mold in archival paper. The artist focuses on manhole covers, sewer grates, and other elements of a manipulated environment, as primary subjects for his creative work, as both personally expressive motifs, and as contemporary artifacts, both functional and decrepit. As highly illusionistic works, his paintings are often mistaken for "ready-made" pieces; ordinary objects that are appropriated by the artist from their functional context and presented as-is, in the gallery environment. His intent is precisely the opposite. Through the materials and process, he is re-creating the world around him, faithfully approximating the appearance of the subject rendered, and taking care to blur the distinction between art and reality as much as possible.

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee Street in the heart of Antique Row
(314) 664-6644

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Marbles Gallery: Saurday, 15 March 2008

a roomful of luminous, mixed media paintings by JANICE SCHOULTZ MUDD

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday evening, March 15 6-9PM
Light refreshments and live music by KEVIN NACY.
Exhibit open Friday & Saturday evenings: 6:30-8:30 through April 3

Marbles Gallery
1905 Park Avenue in Lafayette Square

Friday, March 14, 2008

Gallery of Contemporary Art at Forest Park: Friday, 21 March 2008

Amy Hoover: Nuevo Canastos
New fiber work at the Gallery of Contemporary Art at Forest Park
Exhibit is based on new techniques Amy learned while visiting foreign countries
Artist reception on March 21, from 6-8pm
Exhibit runs from March 10 to April 4

Thursday, March 13, 2008

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 15 March 2008

Curated by Hesse McGraw
This Saturday evening, March 15, 7-10 PM

Featuring artists Tim Hyde, Jill Magid, Lilly McElroy, Eric von Robertson, Zachariah Rockhill, and Marco Boggio Sella

Every Man For Himself/God Against All is concerned with the state of being out of place and the process of becoming a stranger. The artists and films included highlight both the experience of the stranger and the native. The spaces explored by these artists are often contested and their works celebrate the tension between belonging and the unexpected guest. It¹s irrelevant whether one perceives these places as arrival or departure, these works strip hierarchy, defer the right to property, blow out the boundaries of the city and forgive urgently. There is no hubris, only complete reciprocation and rampant trespassing. Every Man For Himself/God Against All seeks out spaces actively trespassed and forgiving of trespassers.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Craft Alliance: Friday, 14 March 2008

The Ides of March with Robert Longyear Presented by Craft Alliance

Exhibit Opening & Reception: Friday March 14, 5-8 PM

Craft Alliance presents The Ides of March: Sculptural Brooches Inspired by the Landscape of River des Peres. By using various metals and concrete, Metalsmith Robert Longyear offers a glimpse into the basement of St. Louis. His creative process involves engaging the river through photography, site specific works, and finally reflecting the imagery within the brooches he presents in this exhibit.

“I take material and engage it in a way that makes the work rough, but managed, manipulated, made. It’s not that I could take any object out of the world and make it into a brooch. I take the dynamic, the idea, the viral quality of the materials and have used them as a formulated method in jewelry,” states Robert Longyear.

Robert will be on hand for the public opening reception on March 14, 5-8 pm; the exhibit will run through March 30th. Admission to the opening and exhibition is free.

Craft Alliance
6640 Delmar Blvd. 63139

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 14 March 2008

Please join us for an opening reception to preview the exhibition by LESLIE LASKEY
this Friday March 14, from 6 to 9 pm.

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Leslie Laskey. The exhibition is presented in three parts: PORTRAITS (Front Room), HINGE (Main Gallery), WOODLAND SKETCHES (Project Room). In the New Media Room, an excerpt is on view of the documentary Forty-seven Views of Leslie Laskey directed and produced by Lulu Gargiulo and David Wild. View the online exhibition.

In the hit-or-miss world of contemporary art, longevity in itself is a virtue. Leslie Laskey’s lengthy biography can at times read like the artistic history of the 20th and 21st century. Now in his eighties, Laskey remains a working artist—and a central and enggaging one at that. Longevity is one thing, but combine that with integrity and a drive to continually advance contemporary art and you have an (St. Louis) artist who has long been in our midst and deserves our admiration.

Leslie Laskey demonstrates again that working in the studio is crucial to a creative mind and longevity. His new work explores and engages us in images found in things and places. Showing us how they work, finding sensuality in surfaces and rich mystifying colors. Laskey never separates his art from its viewer as he always engages them in the process of his work.

The gallery is located at 3721 Washington Boulevard, in the heart of the Grand Center arts district, directly opposite The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and in close proximity to the Sheldon Art Galleries, The Fox Theatre, and Powell Symphony Hall. The gallery is open free to the public and the hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays, and by appointment.

Duane Reed: Friday, 4 April 2008

The Duane Reed Gallery is excited to present the works of painter and mixed media artist Ken Anderson and of painter Ronald Christ. The exhibitions open Friday, April 4th with a reception to meet the artist that evening from 5 – 8 pm.

Anderson’s current body of work is influenced by textiles from around the world and
consists of dimensional low relief abstract wood assemblages. He uses a reductive
landscape-referenced palette applied with both paints and stains. His artistic intent has to do with transformation, rebirth, and discovery of beauty in the unexpected. Color
and pattern play an important role in his works to create dynamic, energetic motion.
“I have always had a great interest in textiles. My own collection includes Navajo
blankets and rugs, Guatemalan huipils, West African textiles, and African American
quilts like those from Gee’s Bend. I split pine planks and then paint and stain the
pieces that are then reassembled on a backing board. As I experiment with arranging
and rearranging the strips in abstract configurations, woven or pieced textile like
pattern starts to take shape. In the studio, I focus on the abstract formal relationships that balance visual elements like musical notes into an improvisational assemblage. These roughly cut pieces of wood and my use of a limited earthy palette hint at landscape and the natural world as well. It is the juxtaposition of hard and soft as well as the juncture where improvisation meets formal concern that I find most compelling.”

Influenced by the works of master artists such as Giorgio de Chirico and Piero della
Francesca, Ron Christ’s paintings combine elements of the abstract and the very real to
create places he say are, “possible but not probable.” His works deal with themes of
fate, chance, choice, cause, reason and change. Since 1991 Christ’s paintings have
been influenced by aspects of environments experienced, studied and documented in
Italy combined with images of his own invention. “It is important that the paintings
have some connection to actual physical and experiential reality, but also a somewhat
dreamlike, metaphysical and surreal quality.”

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday 10-5pm, Saturday 12-4pm.

Snowflake: Friday, 14 March 2008

Opening Friday night at Snowflake, March 14, 7-10 pm.

Cary Horton examines odd juxtapositions of context, objects, fact, fantasy, architectural and organic elements through a series of photographs that plays with traditional film techniques. "As humans leave more and more of a mark on nature, what is natural seems to be almost absurd and out of place, such as seeing birds trapped in a Home Depot or a hawk hunting along the interstate. More and more, human contact with the actual natural world seems startling and pseudo-natural has become our authentic experience of nature, such as rock climbing indoors, audio CD's of "sounds of nature" etc." Cary makes an ink jet print directly onto traditional film negatives and then rescans the image. The final work is printed digitally.

3156 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Belas Artes Art Gallery: Friday, 14 March 2008

You are invited to the opening reception of 3 Continents, 1 Passion
BY PLEIN AIR PAINTING AWARD WINNERS Kevin Haller, Anne Molasky Ibur, Henryk Ptasiewicz, Alejandra Velasco

This Friday, March 14th at 6:30pm.
The exhibit will be open to the public thru April 11th, 2008.

These four outstanding artists from 3 different continents are the top award winners of the 2007 Spring Plein Air Painting Competition. In this amazing show they come together to share their passion for the art. Visit our website for more information and artists' background.

Belas Artes Multicultural Center & Art Gallery
1854 Russell Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63104
(next to Soulard and Lafayette Square)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 15 March 2008

Justin Visnesky, St. Louis, MO. Bent Pines, 2006, Photograph, 26”x20”

“Honor Awards 2008” Exhibit at Art Saint Louis

Art Saint Louis presents “Honor Awards 2008,” on view in the Art Saint Louis Gallery from March 17 through April 24, 2008. The public is invited to join us for a free opening reception on Saturday, March 15, 2008, from 7 to 9 p.m.

This curated exhibit was only open to the 22 artists who received Awards of Excellence for their works in six juried exhibits at Art Saint Louis during 2007. From those 22 award-winning artists, 10 were selected for the “Honor Awards 2008” exhibition. Serving as curator for this year's exhibit was artist James M. Smith, St. Louis.

The ten artists selected for "Honor Awards 2008" are Bradley E. Bauer, St. Peters, MO; Sharon Bean, Edwardsville, IL; Jason Hoeing, St. Louis; David Lancaster, St. Louis; Shelley Muellhaupt, St. Louis; Libby Reuter, St. Louis; Cherie Sampson, Columbia, MO; Jo Stealey, Franklin, MO;
Justin Visnesky, St. Louis; Bill Yates, Canton, MO. View highlights from this exhibit.

Art Saint Louis presents “Varsity Art XII,” on view in the Art Saint Louis 7th floor Annex Gallery from March 17 through April 24, 2008. The public is invited to join us for a free opening reception on Saturday, March 15, 2008, from 7 to 9 p.m.

This twelfth annual invitational exhibit presents artworks in all media by 27 undergraduate & graduate level art students representing 14 area colleges and universities. Presented as a collaborative project, students from the 14 institutions work together on all aspects of the exhibition.

The 27 artists featured in " Varsity Art XII " are Sabrina Adkins, Jefferson College; Lydia Brockman, St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley; Ryan Edge, Webster University;
Kimia Ferdowsi, Washington University; Shanna Fliegel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Aaron Fowler, St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley; Claire Frandsen, Maryville University; Steve Garen, Washington University; Kristine Gould, St. Louis Community College Forest Park; Aaron Happe, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Kathleen Harkins, Saint Louis University; Craig C. Hoffman, Maryville University; Sherilyn Kennedy, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Stephanie Kilper, St. Charles Community College; Joni Wagner Kirby, St. Louis Community College Meramec; Nicole Kirk, McKendree University; Kim Kordonowy, St. Louis Community College Forest Park; Deborah Christine Krus, Jefferson College; Erin Maille, Saint Louis University; Swetha Nellakanti, Webster University; Alex Oslance, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Erin Reid, Fontbonne University; Jennifer Rericha, Lindenwood University; Phyllis Schulte, St. Charles Community College; Barbara Shaffer, St. Louis Community College Meramec; Timothy T. Wight, Lindenwood University;
Kevin Michael Wilson, Fontbonne University.

Art Saint Louis is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis' Old Post Office District at 917 Locust Street (on Locust between 9th and 10th Streets). The Galleries are free & open to the public Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays.
Art Saint Louis
917 Locust Street, #300
St. Louis, MO 63101-1413
314/241-4810, 2#

Soulard Art Market Gallery: Thursday & Friday, 13 & 14 March 2008

Next Generation of Artists - An exhibition featuring artists in our region in the age group of 14-19 in all forms of media.

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 7-10pm ~ Casual Reception
Friday, March 14, 2008, 7-10pm ~ Formal Reception

2028 S. 12th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63104

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Ellen Curlee Gallery: Friday, 14 March 2008

Ellen Curlee Gallery presents Grounded: Photography and Our Contemporary Environment
March 14 - May 10, 2008. Opening Reception: Friday, March 14, 2008 6pm-9pm

Chase Browder - Isabelle Hayeur - Jenny Kendler - David Maisel - Maslen and Mehra - John Pfahl - Brian Ulrich - Nichole Van Beek - Caroline Voagen Nelson - Voshardt/Humphrey
- Scott Wolniak. Curated by Dana Turkovic

Grounded: Photography and Our Contemporary Environment is an exhibition that brings together international photography and video art that focuses on the fundamental relationship between humans and nature and show the complex and dynamic interrelationship between humans and the earth, and to the environmental troubles we are currently confronted with. In partnership with the St. Louis Earth Day organization, the theme of the exhibition was developed through an ongoing discussion with about their interest in adding a collaborative and artistic component that directly involves the community. The group of photographers represented in Grounded are among an intensifying, global movement of artists who are addressing environmental concerns and critically engaging in issues like climate change, extinction, conservation, environmentally sensitive building and planning and waste management and believe that art can play a critical role in providing creative insight into these challenges. Grounded proposes art as a way of creating a better understanding about our relationship with nature and the environment and to explore the renewed role of contemporary art as a leading force in the global debate about the future of the planet.

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. Tel: (314) 241-1299.

PSTL Window Gallery: Friday, 14 March 2008

John Sarra: sad smiles and tears of joy

OPENING RECEPTION Friday, March 14, 6-9pm. Please join us for the opening reception for paintings by John Sarra on March 14, 6-9pm. The exhibit runs through April 14.

John Sarra was born in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1972. He received his BA (Studio art) from the College of Charleston in 1994, and went on to earn his MFA (Painting) from Washington University in 1997. He lives and works in Saint Louis, Missouri, where he currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer in the Painting Department of Washington University.

Between the Fox Theater and Powell Symphony Hall and directly across the street from Schmidt Contemporary Art.

PSTL Window Gallery @ Pace Framing
632 N. Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO. 63103

Art Coop: Friday, 14 March 2008

50 reasons to visit No Envy next Friday night at Art Coop. 49 great artists and NO $5 per person admission fee.

Friday, March 14, 7 to 11 p.m. At 4515 Olive and 462 North Taylor. Exhibiting new work by:

Barbara Merlotti, Patricia Oblack, Jim True, John Williams, Nicole Lewin, Laura Schoonover, Jon Calvert, Monica Williams, Holly Renee Gallaher, Amber Lee, Robert Welp,
Abby Waters, Lois Loupe, DeJaniero Jones, Bob Herndon, Tim Jordan, Monica Indihar, John Schnellmann, Danielle Seckel, Dail Chambers, Dan Williams, Sarah Spain, Jeremy Hendry,
Piper Cason, Jacque Davis, Deanna Chafin, Shelly Cleveland, Rose Tidwell, Tina Marlow,
Andrea Hughes, Melissa Ruegge, Christian Draeger, Charles Mooneyham, Hannah Mendenhall,
Terri Willits, Rachel Korzep, Kristin Vilbig, Janny Lai, Sara Parry, Rachel Kujawa, David St, Jackie Brennan, Josh Schipkowski, Melissa Cunningham, Novei Beige, Damia Smith, Christine Giancola, Amber Galley, Naxin Fan.

With music by Chrome 242 and DJ Nero.

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Thursday, 13 March 2008

Maryville University's Morton J. May Foundation Gallery is pleased to present the second of the BFA Studio Art Exhibitions. A Marriage of… Materials, Mediums, and Memories is an exhibit by artist Allison Bruenger. The exhibit runs March 10 - 14 with a reception Thursday March 13, 6-9pm.

Memories of the first time you kissed your first love, remembering the time you spent with your siblings at Christmas, or the way your mom and dad smiled from ear to ear at your graduation. These are just some of the memories that help shape who you are as a person and as an artist. "A Marriage of... Materials, Mediums, and Memories" is a collection of visions from the past with concepts from the present. This show is a combination of material and disciplines that use metals, ceramics and mixed media. Even though these mediums are wonderful on their own, together they lend themselves to create ways to explore nature, beauty, and memories that stir up emotions and inspire joy in the viewer.

Gallery is located in the Donius University Center
Sunday – Saturday 8:30am – 9:30pm
Maryville University
Morton J. May Foundation Gallery
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141

Thursday, March 06, 2008

May Gallery: Friday 7 March 2008

Mel Rosenthal

The Arab Americans: American by Choice

7 - 28 March 2008

Talk by Mel Rosenthal Friday, 7 March 2008, 2 pm, Sverdrup 101

opening reception in the gallery, Friday, 7 March 2008, 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.

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 7 March 2007

Venus Envy, an all-female art event showcasing painting, sculpture, installations, collage, and music, is having its tenth year at Mad Art Gallery.

The opening reception is this Friday, March 7, from 8:00 p.m. until Midnight. Admission is $5 at the door. Live music and performances throughout the evening. VIP opening reception is from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Admission is $45 in advance and $55 at the door which includes food and refreshments.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Maps Contemporary Art Space: Thursday, 6 March 2008

Please join us Thursday, March 6th, 2008 from 7-10 p.m. for the opening of Kathy Cannistra: "Temporary Headquarters of the Agency for the Regulation and Dispersal of Sadness"
Thursday, March 6th - Saturday, April 26th, 2008

What lurks over the river at Maps this Thursday night (and all of March and April for that matter)? Something dark?? Something misleading?? Something Super-Villainy? Come see the Riverfront times one and only Cathy Cooper as she enlightens us as to the going-ons of one wickedly meteorologically influenced character thats subverting the Belleville landscape: Nimbus!!

Gallery hours for Maps Contemporary Art Space are Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5, or 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. 6222