Wednesday, April 30, 2008

St. Louis City Hall Rotunda: Sunday, 27 April 2008

“Faces of Darfur” a hauntingly beautiful collection of photographs by award-winning journalist and humanitarian relief worker Gina Bramucci of the Temoignanes Project, will be shown for the first time in a public exhibit in the Rotunda at St. Louis City Hall from 27 April through 3 May 2008.

The photo exhibit, sponsored by Gitana Productions, is designed to focus light on the humanitarian and human rights crisis in Darfur. The exhibit will open with a reception on Sunday 27 April at 4:30p.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Metropolitan Gallery: Friday, 2 May 2008

The 2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates from Webster University present their BFA exhibit titled, "Statistical Records of Performance." The opening reception is on Friday, May 2 from 7pm to 10pm at the Metropolitan Gallery located at 2936 Locust St. 63103, west of Jefferson Avenue. The work of fifteen artists will be on display until the end of May. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday thru Friday 11am-4pm or by appointment. For more information call 314-968-7171 or email

featuring artwork by Brad Campbell, Molly Collier, Jenni DeSuza, Emily Francisco, Agnieszka Gradzik, Jess Kiel-Wornson, Ashley Kopp, Maria Marshall, Amanda Miller, Carolyn Palmer, Amela Sinanagic, Benjamin Stanfield, Mandie Steiling, Nicole Stevens, Maryam Zareh

Monday, April 28, 2008

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 2 May 2008

Friday, May 2, Public Opening Celebration, 7-9 pm

A celebration of the new summer 2008 exhibitions along with refreshments and a cash bar

The Barbizon School and the Nature of Landscape
The Barbizon School and the Nature of Landscape, which draws primarily on the Kemper Art Museum's rich collection of nineteenth-century landscape painting, will present close to forty paintings, prints, and drawings by artists of the Barbizon School, as well as French and American artists who were heavily influenced by Barbizon painting.

2008 MFA Thesis Exhibition
The exhibition will include artworks in a variety of media by thirteen master of fine arts candidates in Washington University's Graduate School of Art, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Featured Artists: Margaret Adams, Liza Simmons Allen, Christine D'Epiro, Yosafa Deutsch, Elizabeth Ferry, Casey Glover, Hi Uan Kang, Tori Kaspareit, Lisa Linke, Stephen Quick, Jessica M. Thornton, Ann Maree Walker, Ian Weaver

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University
One Brookings Drive CB 1214, St. Louis, MO 63130, 314.935.4523

Ellen Curlee Gallery: Wednesday, 30 April 2008

You are cordially invited to a special reception hosted by the St. Louis Earth Day organization for the exhibition Grounded: Photography and Our Contemporary Environment


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 currently confront.

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. (314) 241-1299

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Thursday, 1 May 2008

Maryville University is proud to present the final BFA studio art exhibit of the season. Claire Frandsen, "Nok (nose + beak)" and Katie Tulk, "Wee farm, Baby arm, Ghostie charm, Dress alarm" will be exhibiting April 28 - May 7. Both artists will be present at the reception Thursday May 1, 6-8pm.

Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30-10pm, Friday and Saturday 8am-6pm, Sunday 11am-10pm

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

New un-named gallery: Friday, 2 May 2008

UM-SL students are presenting an exhibit in the 7th floor of the Saint Louis Design Center, 917 Locust Street, previously the home of Art Saint Louis. Titled "Post Script, the show opens with a free reception on Friday, May 2, 2008, 7-9 p.m.

Gallery hours throughout May are "most" Mondays and Saturdays (11-3). Featured are works by UM-SL art students: Bonnie Boernemann, Doug Crites, Aaron Happe, Sherry Holman, Brian Hosenfelt, Jesse Hunt, Zach Kraft, Lynne Lane, Kristie Metzger, Erica Prtozel, Sarah Ratcliff, Ash Ray, Carol Robinson, Lara Sabin, Barbara Shaffer, Ayesha Smith, Ben Tulin, Sarah Willis.

phd gallery: Saturday, 10 May 2008

Please join us Saturday, May 10, 2008 7-10 p.m. at PHD Gallery
for the opening reception of HELLO MASTERPIECE
Miniature Oil Paintings Juxtaposing Historical Masterworks with Hello Kitty

Hello Masterpiece is on view at phd gallery May 10 - June 21, 2008 with an opening reception from 7 to 10 pm on Saturday, May 10, 2008. The event is free. Sixty of Holt’s miniature paintings are included in the solo show including Hello Botticelli, Hello Dali, Hello Guernica, Hello Degas, Hello Matisse, Hello Picasso and Hello van Gogh. For this exhibit, phd gallery features a “spoof” audio tour that gallery goers access via cell phone!
Download the color catalog here:

phd gallery is located at 2300 Cherokee Street.
For more information contact the gallery at (314) 664-6644 or visit

Friday, April 25, 2008

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Friday, 9 May 2008

Wes Fordyce Jenna Bauer New Work
Opening Reception: May 9th, 6 to 9pm
Exhibition: May 9th through May 31st, 2008
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 11am until 3pm

An art exhibition featuring new sculptures in stone and wood by Wesley Fordyce and new works in oil on canvas by Jenna Bauer. Together these works capture a sense of peacefulness, strength and beauty. In addition to gate-like wings made of spalted sycamore, between which viewers will enter the gallery, Fordyce's imagery depicts confident and powerful heroines. The backdrop for this work, Bauer's light-filled abstractions, serves as a meadow for these sculptures toexist within.
Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts
3151 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63118

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 8 May 2008

WHAT I SEE: Fundraising exhibition to benefit school children in Sri Lanka

May 8-June 26, 2008
Opening Reception May 8, 4-7pm

Gallery Visio is excited to announce the What I See exhibition, featuring self portraits created by rural school children in Sri Lanka. What I See is a special fundraising event for the UM-St. Louis Operation Teardrop Campaign, and will feature a silent auction of children's artwork, including a beautiful handmade quilt.

The Operation Teardrop Campaign is a unique collaboration of UMSL faculty, staff, and students, and community members, designed to bring educational opportunities to impoverished school children in Sri Lanka. Proceeds from the Gallery Visio fundraiser will be used to create a environmental education and recycling program at the Campaign's sponsored school. For details about the project, visit 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

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 2 May 2008

FRIDAY, MAY 2 7:00 TO 11:00

Our second MFA thesis exhibition this Spring features the sculpture of Mark Shumake. Shumake’s sculptures defy description, and photos fail to capture their complexity and excellence. You need to see Shumake’s work to appreciate the magnificent scale and eloquent movement of each piece. Shumake gains inspiration from everything around him, from techniques used in boat-building to the pattern on his soap dish. His materials are as diverse as his inspiration: plaster, polyester resin, fiberglass, and odd pieces of metal collected during his stint as a cross country truck driver. Shumake reinterprets natural phenomenons into mechanical sculptures. Through it all, his work lends order and clarity to his diverse inspiration and materials. Contemplating Change opens on Friday, May 2 and continues through June 2. Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, May 2 from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

William and Florence Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 8 May 2008

Luminous: Tom Scarff & Sandra Marchewa
Shadows of the Rock: Mary Butkus

OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, May 8, 6 ­ 8 pm

Chicago artist Tom Scarff created several light installations for our gallery, on display in conjunction with "Echo Comet," a neon sculpture for Southwestern Illinois College's new Liberal Arts building.

St. Louis's own Sandra Marchewa exhibits her fascinating resin sculptures that seem to glow from within. By combining painting techniques with unconventional materials, she creates miniature universes that inhabit an "almost living and breathing environment."

Mary Butkus, another St. Louis artist, debuts her series of photographs of Alcatraz. She states, "The island and prison were not my initial photo subjects, but the photographs evolved [to] capture the federal penitentiary … slowly going back to its natural state."

The exhibition continues through June 14, and is free and open to the public.

Free visitor parking is available in front of the Art Center.
METROLINK Exit College Station and cross the parking lot.

HOURS Tuesday - Saturday 11 am-5 pm, Thursday 11 am-8 pm, Closed Sunday, Monday, and school holidays.
SUMMER HOURS Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-2 pm, Thursday 11 am-8 pm, Closed Sunday, Monday, and school holidays.

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center is located on the Belleville Campus of Southwestern Illinois College. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Call 618-222-5278 for more information.
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221

Bruno David Gallery: Tuesday, 22 April 2008

TONIGHT from 6-9pm... As a complement to the Flavin exhibition at the Pulitzer, Washington University sculpture students will present an exhibition of their works entitled, Light Contact, at the Bruno David Gallery (3721 Washington Blvd).

The exhibition, along with video interviews with each student and footage from the installation and tonight's opening, will be available on the Pulitzer website. Keep checking for updated information.

The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. The Pulitzer's galleries will be open simultaneously, giving visitors another opportunity to explore the Flavin exhibition in the evening and view the source of inspiration for the students' works.

Schmidt Contemporary Art: Friday, 25 April 2008


April 25 thru May 24, 2008

Opening Reception Friday, April 25, 6:00-8:00 PM

Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 12.00-5:00; Sat 10:00-4:00 and by appointment

Schmidt Contemporary Art is proud to present Louis Cameron’s recent work from his series Tile Paintings. Cameron pieces together his paintings using tiles cast from acrylic paint (Benjamin Moore is his brand of choice), which are then affixed to the canvas or paper in a mosaic-like pattern. His colors are extracted from everyday consumer products that are often overlooked and seldom considered in terms of their color composition. In this exhibition Cameron works with such items as Marlboro cigarettes, Hershey's chocolate, Duracell batteries, and Priority Mail, among others.

For our first-ever video presentation, Cameron transforms the Heineken palette into a vivid abstraction of line and color.

A piece from Louis’s most recent New York exhibition was recently acquired by the Albright-Knox Museum whose primary focus is on collecting contemporary art and which is well known for its outstanding paintings collection.

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

Wild Flower Restaurant & Bar: Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Photographs by Tara Meier are currently on view

at Wild Flower Restaurant & Bar.

February 5-May 6, 2008: Tara Meier, photography.

MEET THE ARTIST at a FREE reception: Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Complimentary appetizers & cash bar with portion of proceeds to benefit Art Saint Louis.

Wild Flower Restaurant & Bar, 4590 Laclede Avenue (@Euclid Avenue), Central West End. 314/367-9888. Free & open to the public.

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 25 April 2008

this Friday (April 25) is the first segment of the MFA 1 show of Washington University.

The show is at the Des Lee Gallery, located at 1627 Washington Avenue in St. Louis, MO 63102. The gallery phone is: (314) 621-8735.

Refreshments and wine will be provided at the galler

PSTL Window Gallery: Friday, 25 April 2008

OPENING RECEPTION, Friday, April 25, 6pm-9pm

An exhibit of small scale artwork by the artists who create their work in studios located in the Grand Center district.

Participating Artists: Brandon Anschultz, Bunny Burson, Michael Byron, Judy Child, Jill Downen, Debra Drexler, Cheri Hoffman, Sara Paula Hoffman, Barry Leibman, Eva Lundsager, Jessika Miekeley, Charles Schwall.

The show runs through May 30.

PSTL Window Gallery @ Pace Framing
632 N. Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Between the Fox Theater and Powell Symphony Hall and directly across the street from Schmidt Contemporary Art.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 18 April 2008

Washington University's B.F.A. Sculpture Show

Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Ave

11 outrageous, emerging artists with some big big work. Stuff you can look back on and say, "I saw it when." Stuff you can look at now and say "Holy shit."

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Gallery 210: Thursday, 17 April 2008

"Parental Advisory" is Gallery 210's annual showcase of artwork by junior studio art students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. This year's exhibit will feature art created in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, sculpture, fibers and textiles.

Jennifer Blankenship, senior in studio art at UMSL, and Erin Miley, senior in art history at UMSL, are the curators for the exhibition.

An opening reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 17 in Gallery 210's Gallery B. On view April 17 through May 10.
Gallery 210 (Telecommunity Center)
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-5976

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 25 April 2008

Friday April 25th, 2008, 6-9pm

Featuring the works of Melissa Albright, Sheri Gonzalez, 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 monday through friday or by appointment

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

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 17 May 2008

After reviewing 110 submissions from 9 area colleges and universities, jurors selected five student artists for FASTX2 at WHITE FLAG PROJECTS, our second annual juried BFA/MFA
exhibition. The exhibition will open with a reception Saturday evening, May 17 and continue through June 21, 2008.

Congratulations to John David Corson (MFA, SIU-Carbondale), Jake Cruzen (MFA, Washington University), Brain DePauli (MFA, Fontbonne University), Mandie Steiling (BFA, Webster University), Ian Weaver (MFA, Washington University).

Jurors for the exhibition were Juan William Chavez, Artist, Co-Founder, and Director of Boots Contemporary Art Space; Charlotte Eyerman, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Saint Louis Art Museum; Laura Fried, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; and Kim Humphries, Artist and Director of Installations and Collections Management, Laumeier Sculpture Park.

All student artists working toward their MFA or BFA degrees at St. Louis area schools were eligible to submit work in any media, including students attending: Fontbonne University, Jefferson College, Lindenwood University, Maryville University, McKendree College, St. Charles Community College, St. Louis Community Colleges at Florissant Valley, Forest Park, & Meramec, St. Louis University, Southern Illinois Universities at Carbondale & Edwardsville, University of Missouri St. Louis, Washington University, and Webster University.

Open Lot: Saturday, 19 April 2008

Recorduroy presents Abstract Reality
Sat Apr 19 6pm-12am

Open Lot
1310 S 18th St
St.Louis, MO 63104

Paintings by Michael Keth, Jeremy Rabus, Laura Redington, Dana Smith

Music byMacro Meltdown (8pm); Peanuts (Jeremy Brantlinger, Eric Hall, Nazeer Sadeeq Holmes) (9pm) ; The Museum Mutters (10pm); Gringo Star (11pm)

free and open to the public

Bob Reuter's Photo Exhibition and Sale: Friday, 18 April 2008

Closing reception for Bob Reuter's Photo Exhibition and Sale.
Friday, 5 to 8pm
whiskey, beers, and water. guacamole - while it lasts.

1627 Washington Ave, studio #202
(directly above Washington University's engaging BFA Sculpture Show, 6 to 8pm)

prints priced: $10 - $50
more info and images of photo installation

The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts: Friday, 18 April 2008

Please join us for the opening reception of New Media
April 18, 6 to 9 pm

Featuring works in new media, including video installation, digital painting and mixed media incorporating digital photography by Cate Anevski, Janice Nesser, Bill Reidy and Jennifer Weigel.
April 18 ­ June 21

The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts (Conveniently located near Chesterfield Mall, at Hwy 40 & Clarkson Rd.)
444 Chesterfield Center
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Wednesday, April 16, 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 National Photo Month 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 exhibit runs April 20 through May 27, 2008. Hours: M-F 6:30am to 4:00pm, Sat/Sun 8:00 to 4:00 pm.

The opening reception is April 20, 2008 from 3 to 5pm. 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.

Soulard Coffee Garden
910 Geyer
St. Louis, MO 63104

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

3rd Floor Gallery: Friday, 18 April 2008

Rusty Spring - an exhibit of art with a rough, edgy, outsider or non-traditional feel that relates to the mechanical and/or the seasonal or comes from a disheveled physical or mental place. The majority of art in the exhibit was juried from work submitted by St. Louis area artists. In addition, several artists from around the US were invited by the exhibit director, Justin Tolentino, to exhibit select works which he feels reflect the description of the exhibit given above. The opening reception on April 18 will feature DJ Chilly C brought to you by Red Bull, spoken word artists and poets and culinary delights provided by PBR, Joanie’s Pizzeria and Everest Cafe.

Exhibit opens April 18, 2008 (reception 7-11pm) and continues through May 31 during gallery hours, Wed-Sat, noon-4pm. DONATIONS at the opening event will be greatly appreciated (and are tax deductible!).

ArtDimensions’ 3rd Floor Gallery, 1214 Washington Ave.
(enter through Mossa Contemporary Furniture Store and go to the 3rd floor) or 314-497-5356 or

Belas Artes: Friday, 18 April 2008


Opening Reception Friday, April 18th at 6:30pm
Exhibit is free and open to the public. April 19th until May 25th

Entwined, a conceptual photo essay by St. Louis Photographer Laura Siebert, examines the seemingly innate desire to connect with others, as demonstrated by children. She invites you to bring the whole family to this exhibit. Her hope is that viewing the images will open a family dialogue about what makes us the same and how we can embrace this.

Belas Artes is located at 1854 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104 314-772-ARTS

Monday, April 14, 2008

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Thursday, 17 April 2008

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery is pleased to exhibit the art of two senior studio art students. Carla Guernsey with "800 lbs. of Personality", and Craig C. Hoffmann with "'Architectonics' A Visual Elucidation of Structural Forms" will be held April 14-23. Please join the artist for a reception Thursday April 17 6-8 pm.

Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30am-10pm, Friday and Saturday 8am-6pm, Sunday 11 am-10pm.
Maryville University
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis MO 63141
(Gallery is located in the library)

PSTL Window Gallery: Friday, 18 April 2008

CLOSING RECEPTION Friday, April 18, 5pm-7pm
John Sarra: sad smiles and tears of joy

If you haven't had a chance to see John Sarra's space and surface works at PSTL Window Gallery and you would like to meet the artist, please join us for a special closing reception April 18, 5-7pm. The exhibit runs through April 19 and can be viewed until then at hour normal business hours of Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.

PSTL Window Gallery @ Pace Framing
632 N. Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO. 63103
Between the Fox Theater and Powell Symphony Hall and directly across
the street from Schmidt Contemporary Art.

PSTL Window Gallery: Friday, 25 April 2008

OPENING RECEPTION, Friday, April 25, 6pm-9pm

GRAND CENTER ARTISTS: An exhibit of small scale artwork by the artists who create their work in studios located in the Grand Center district.

Artists included are: Judy Child, Bunny Burson, Jessika Miekeley, Eva Lundsager, Debra Drexler, Paula Hoffman, Brandon Anschultz, Jill Downen, Michael Byron, Barry Leibman, Charles Schwall, Cheri Hoffman.

OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, April 25, 6pm-9pm.
The show runs through May 30.

PSTL Window Gallery @ Pace Framing
632 N. Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Between the Fox Theater and Powell Symphony Hall
and directly across the street from Schmidt Contemporary Art.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Soulard Art Market:: Friday, 11 April 2008

I See Music Exhibit

Soulard Art Market
formal reception - Friday April 11th, 7:00pm - 10pm

2028 S. 12th Street, Saint Louis, Missouri 63104 (across from McGurks)

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 25 April 2008

April 25 – May 31, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, April 25th, from 6 to 9 pm

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Alex Couwenberg. For several years, Couwenberg has forged a unique reputation in California by producing a distinctive body of work that is a product of his obsession with the process of painting. The paint, pin striping, and finish associated with hot rod and custom car culture all show up as influences in his work. Mid-century design, furniture, and architecture, surf and skateboard culture, color and graphics, geometric and hard-edge abstraction, and the love of craft and technique all fuel the
work. Applying paint to a surface and the experiences that occur while creating an image are the purest form of his motivation. The paintings themselves diagram the process of paint application and the interpretation of how these influences manifest themselves in the form of shape, color, texture, and space. Each of his painting becomes an experience of constantly juxtaposing elements and forms within a composition attempting to arrive at a relationship between balance, tension, and harmony.

Alex Couwenberg: Working Space, is his first exhibition in St. Louis. The exhibition includes 10 paintings all done in 2008. A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Peter Frank accompanies this exhibition.

In the Project Room, Shawn Burkard is showing his recent work in an exhibition titled “Over and over and over”. Burkard's work has been variously described as Pop Art, because of its source from functional objects and incorporation of commercial and industrial materials; and as Minimal Art, because of its geometric forms and solid presence.

In the New Media Room, multidisciplinary artist Jill Downen premieres a short video titled “Cornerstone”. Downen, known for her white on white wall installations of abstracted bodily forms emerging from architecture, continues to draw on the idea that the human body shares an interdependent relationship to buildings. The three minute video zooms in on a stack of real bricks on the artist's own body. The simple act of breathing, under the weight of building materials, captures a moment of time that is humorous, visceral, and vulnerable. The subtle and rhythmic sensibility Downen brings to video poses metaphoric possibilities about gravity, support and the protection of human fragility within the frame of architecture.

GALLERY HOURS: Wed –Sat 10:00 – 5:00pm

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Art Coop: Friday, 11 April 2008

40 reasons to visit Art Coop's SPRUNG exhibit next Friday night.

Friday, April 11, 7 to 11 p.m. At 4515 Olive and 462 North Taylor (3 doors down the street).

Exhibiting new work by Leah Pollard, August J. Maytas, Jr., Bob Herndon, Laura Schoonover, Piper Cason, Allison Bruenger, Jessica Taylor, Vicki Griesemer, Steve Griffith, Nilsen Turan-Kennedy, Jim Spell, Jim True, Laura Evans, Milton Loessberg, Jan VanBokel, Deborah Weinstein, William B. Hanson, Zenon Duda, Lois Loupe, Bob Sullivan, Sara Parry, Anna Brockmeyer, Sharhonda Jordan, Cristina Lieberman, Robert Lombardo, Chad Forbis, Angelia Young, John Gabb, Alan Lambert, Pamela Doty, Fawn O'Connor, Erica Buss, Greg Coan, Rachel Kujawa, James Anderson, Jeremy Hendry, Dejaneiro Jones, Heather Marquess, Monica Williams, Darf Grimmly.

With music by Chrome 242 at 4515 Olive and DJ Nero at 462 North Taylor.

Maps Contemporary Art Space: Thursday, 1 May 2008

Please join us Thursday, May 1st, 2008 from 7-10 p.m. for the opening of Chris Vogt: Debris Basin
Thursday, May 1st- Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Continuing from his time spent in the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis' Front Room during Maps' Character Study project, Chris presents both large and small scale pieces that are created using lithography, etching, collage, and drawing methods.

Abstracting from the idea of an individual defining oneself through the consumption of material culture, Chris creates vibrating and pulsating environments where line, color, and texture form to create 'mountains' of collected, discarded, and usurped stuff'.

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.

We can be found on the web at

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.

Soulard Art Market: 15-16 May 2008

Soulard Art Market Photography Invitational

May is National Photo Month. In 1987, as recognized by the US Congress, our industry started celebrating May as National Photo Month (NPM). A full 31 days to promote the joy and benefits of photography. The Soulard Art Market is recognizing NPM by exhibiting the photography of 30 local St. Louis area photographers. This invitational only exhibit runs May 15 through June 8, 2008. The opening reception is May 15 and 16th from 7:00 to 10:00pm.

Hours: Thurs/Fri 6:00 to 10:00pm, Sat/Sun noon to 6:00pm

For more information visit or 314-258-4299.
Soulard Art Market
2028 South 12th Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63104

Thursday, April 03, 2008

May Gallery: Friday, 4 April 2008

Annual Juried Show
4 April - 2 May 2008

© Krista Rose Breece

Opening reception and awards ceremony
Friday, 4 April 2008, 5-7 pm

Jurors, Sarah Colby and Jay Fram

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.

We welcome your comments. Send us e-mail, or contact us by telephone at 314-246-7673.

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 4 April 2008

Love, Kisses, Tears (and heartache)! Opening Reception, Friday, April 4, 6-9pm. Runs through May 3, 2008

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by one of Chicago’s most important and venerable artists, Phyllis Bramson. Bramson calls her paintings “ruminations about submerged eroticism played out against operatic opulence, refined and dressed to reflect the terrible melancholy of notalgia and loss.” She says she is interested in work that is beautiful but “lurid, libidinal, and pathological; work that uses sex to project identity, betrayal, loss.”

Bramson says that she was inspired by dreams of mysterious places, and when she finally traveled to Asia it occurred to her that this was what she had been dreaming about. Her painting evokes dreams. They are oneric, like Darger’s. Like Darger, Bramson creates landscapes filled with figures drawn from mechanically reproduced images. Like Darger, all of whose artistic efforts went towards a childlike depiction of an imaginary planet, Bramson has tirelessly depicted her childlike vision of “the East,” a place where she has traced her origins.

In addition, the Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present a show of small-scale work by 40 of our favorite artists --our own personal top 40 for 2008.

Tues-Sat. 11am-4pm.
The Philip Slein Gallery
1319 Washington Ave. Downtown, St. Louis, MO 63103

Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission: Friday 4 April 2008

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents "Common Concerns," an exhibition of figurative paintings by David Ottinger and Barry Sullivan. The exhibition opens at 5:30pm on Friday, April 4, and is curated by Tim Liddy.

Ottinger and Sullivan met as students at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) where they graduated in 1974. After a stint in New York City, Ottinger found himself back in St. Louis, where he had lived before attending KCAI; Sullivan worked in Paris, Iran, and his native Rochester, NY, before ending up in St. Louis as well. The two friends decided to share a studio, and their work was first shown together in 1975 at the now-defunct Alvey Gallery.

Now, more than 30 years later, the paintings of Ottinger and Sullivan will be sharing gallery space once more. Much has changed since the two artists first met, but their friendship and passion for painting has remained strong. Ottinger's work is still about observation and representation. "Whether it is from photography or real life, the problems are always the same," Ottinger says. "It is line, color and shape, and their relationship to the canvas."

Though he has experimented with the abstract more than Ottinger, Sullivan's current work relies on objective references that he has manipulated to be personally expressive. Like Ottinger, Sullivan-who considers himself a "practitioner, a maker of paintings" - explores traditional subject matter such as portraits, figure, landscape and still life. However, when both bodies of work are viewed together, the "distinct directions the two artists have taken are highlighted," says curator Tim Liddy.

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 4 April 2008

Please join Hoffman LaChance Contemporary for the opening reception of 'TRACT' and 'INDELIBLE' this friday April 4th from 6pm - 10pm. Delicious food and drink provided by SASHAS wine bar.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 18 April 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, April 18, 5 – 7 p.m.

Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
Weese Fellows Exhibit 2008: Don Koster and Jen Maigret
April 19 – September 6, 2008

In collaboration with the School of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, this exhibition features projects completed by the two 2007-2008 Cynthia Weese Teaching Fellows, Don Koster and Jen Maigret. The Weese Fellowship is a two-year program offered by the College of Architecture and the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis. It offers teaching and research opportunities for emerging practitioners in architecture.

AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art
Things That Matter: Art by Children with Autism
April 19 – September 13, 2008

This exhibition features art created by children with autism from St. Louis and the surrounding region. Coordinated by Bevin Early and Nancy Pierson, artists and educators who work with children with autism, the mission of this exhibition project is to offer children with ASD an opportunity to show their work publicly, develop identities as artists and educate the general community about autism. Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that is associated with a range of developmental problems, mainly in communication and social interaction. Statistics put the approximate number of children with autism at 1 in 150. Artistic expression is known to have a profound effect on the health and well being of people with disabilities.

The Sheldon Art Galleries
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 4 April 2008

Chuck Close: 10 Years in Print

Chuck Close has been a leading figure in contemporary art since the early 1970s. The artist's subjects are his family, his friends, himself, and fellow artists whose faces are described through his distinct, meticulous marks. Working from a gridded photograph, Chuck Close builds his images by applying one careful stroke after another in multi-colors or grayscale. Chuck Close works are generally larger than life and highly focused. For Chuck Close, it is the process of description that renders meaning, rather than the subject itself.

The Chuck Close show opens to the public with a reception on Friday evening, April 4th from 6 to 8 pm.

In addition to the opening reception, William Shearburn Gallery will host Pace Editions director, Kristin Hemming, on Saturday, April 5th from 12 to 5 pm. Kristin will be available to answer any questions about Pace Editions, artist collaboration, and the printing process. She will also be showing a selection of recent Pace editions.

Exhibition continues through May 10th.

4735 McPherson Avenue; St. Louis, Missouri 63108 USA ~ 314-367-8020 ~ 505-989-8020

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 4 April 2008

We’re hanging up our aprons, stopping the presses, scrubbing the dirt from under our fingernails, and even washing behind our ears, all for you.

Join us for “12 Dirty Fingers,” a Printmaking Thesis Exhibition, featuring 12 graduating seniors from Washington University. Opening Celebrations Friday April 4th from 6-9, with an open-house Saturday April 5th. At the Des Lee Gallery located on 1627 Washington Ave.

12 Dirty Printmakers. 12 Dirty Styles. “12 Dirty Fingers"

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 4 April 2008

Working Hard At Playing With Yourself work by Gabe Lanza, Beth Bojarski, Chris Miller, and Mark Winter opens on Friday, April 4, 2008, and continues through April 24, 2008. The free opening reception is this Friday, April 4 from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. All four artists will be present.

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

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 4 April 2008

APRIL 1 - 13, 2008
THE FRONT ROOM: HOMEgrown: a con(temporary)archive

Local,independent curator Dana Turkovic will present "Homegrown," a readingroom and temporary archive (designed by local artists Sarah Colby and Kim Humphries) that gathers together the art, printed matter, andephemera in the collections of St. Louis's visual arts community.Inviting local artists, curators, art historians, critics, collectors,dealers and writers to loan meaningful pieces from their personal collections from art works to films to novels, essays andletters. Turkovic presents an assemblage of voices that each help to shape St. Louis's cultural landscape.



Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 4 April 2008

APRIL 1 - 13, 2008
HOMEgrown: a con(temporary)archive

Local,independent curator Dana Turkovic will present "Homegrown," a readingroom and temporary archive (designed by local artists Sarah Colby and Kim Humphries) that gathers together the art, printed matter, andephemera in the collections of St. Louis's visual arts community.Inviting local artists, curators, art historians, critics, collectors,dealers and writers to loan meaningful pieces from their personal collections from art works to films to novels, essays andletters. Turkovic presents an assemblage of voices that each help to shape St. Louis's cultural landscape.



Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Thursday, 3 April 2008

Maryville University's Morton J. May Foundtaion Gallery is proud to present an exhibit of photography, painting, and sculpture by senior Amy Berring. Amy's emphisis in her art is how light and shadow can change one's perception of an object.

The exhibit "Contemplation of Light and Shadow," is on view March 31 - April 4 with a reception Thursday April 3, 6-8pm.
Maryville University
Morton J. May Foundation Gallery
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
(located in the Donius University Center)

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 25 April 2008

Matty Kleinberg MFA thesis exhibition: Reflections of a Private Public. This exhibition will run from Friday, April 25, 2008, through Thursday, May 1, 2008. Opening reception on Friday, April 25, 2008, from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Matty Kleinberg's work utilizes reflections of once functioning urban spaces to transform the gallery into a surrogate public plaza. In this setting, large-scale woodcuts set a pace and rhythm that invoke banks of windows, a collective reflected image of a publicly accessible area. Layers of imagery meld together into one conglomerate view, branches of trees intertwine with reflections of experienced housing and the memory of abandonment amid vitality. Leaves and brick become lost in one another. Centered among these reflections is the subject matter from which imagery bounces back and forth is an immense quilt that depicts the gridded street layout of Old North St. Louis and color-codes the area's viability. Throughout the exhibition, the gallery serves as surrogate public square, and the gallery viewers become the visitors and residents of this newly created neighborhood area. In this way, a supposedly unusable, forgotten area is reactivated.

St. Peters Community and Arts Center: Firday, 4 April 2008


Each collaborative piece will be displayed in conjunction with one artwork by the contributing artists giving visitors the opportunity to see how each artist incorporated their medium into the collaborative work as well as their personal artistic style. The show will open at the St. Peters Community and Arts Center located at 1035 St. Peters Howell Rd. on April 4th with a reception from 6pm to 8pm. The artworks will be on display through May 5th and include works in clay, glass, fiber, paint, photography, and mixed media. Gallery hours are Mon.-Thur. 9am to 9pm, Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 4pm. The Center is to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 4pm. The Center is closed on Sunday.