Wednesday, August 27, 2008

May Gallery: Friday, 29 August 2008


Dan Eldon with Somali children

Dan Eldon's Images of War and Peace

29 August - 19 September 2008
Opening reception Friday, 29 August 2008, 5-7 pm

This exhibition is part of Webster University's celebration of the International Year of Human Rights
in memory of Art Sandler, founder of the Human Rights Studies program

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.

Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 28 August 2008

RECEPTION Thursday, August 28, 6 - 8 p.m.
This exhibition continues through October 4.

New paintings by Charles Schwall continue his explorations of human anatomy and biological function. Through careful buildup of oil on canvas, vellum, and linen, Schwall creates individual biosystems that achieve and maintain homeostasis--perfect equilibriums of color and form.

View Schwall's "Efflorescence" and "With Hold, With Out" series in the Marsh Gallery with new works by Edwardsville artist Jason Urban. Invoking pop culture with hints of nostalgia, Urban's "Bearded" paintings are literally optical illusions depicting Chewbacca, Teen Wolf, Chuck Norris, and other hairy icons. To achieve visual distortion, Urban amplifies images through Moire patterns, stripes, and modular units with dizzying precision.

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. HOURS Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Closed Sunday, Monday, and school holidays. Call 618-222-5278 for more information.

2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221
Free visitor parking is available in front of the Art Center.
METROLINK: Exit College Station and cross the parking lot.

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 24 October 2008

7th Annual ARTstravaganza at the St. Louis Artists' Guild: 24-26 October 2008

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

Moonlight Reception: Friday Evening 4:00 to 9:00 PM
Wine tasting from Peaceful Bend Winery in Steelville, Live music by Pikn Likn
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 during peak periods

PSTL Window Gallery: Friday, 12 September 2008

OPENING RECEPTION, Friday, Sept. 12, 6pm-9pm
(Exhibit on view through Oct. 18)

YOUR PERFECT LIBRARY is a site-specific installation that explores the promise and power books have to transform their readers. It uses disassembled books and their spines to address the relationships between surface and substance, acts of stationary reading and imaginary travel, and ultimately matter and mind.

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

Metropolitan Gallery: Friday, 12 September 2008

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 28 August 2008

Raw: works by Kevin McCoy

OPENING RECEPTION Aug.28th.08, 4pm-7pm
Drinks+refreshments+music by Dj Needles

Gallery Visio
University Of Missouri- St. Louis
170 Millenium Student Center
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art: Friday, 5 September 2008

Sandi Shapiro & Jeff Krolick: Organic/Inorganic Lines

The current exhibit ORGANIC/INORGANIC LINES is a combined exhibition of work by Sandi Shapiro and Jeff Krolick that explores the use of line found in nature and from man made wire. Sandi Shapiro says, "I have always been fascinated and interested with these colorful wires…I see my work pushing the material in new directions…They are always loosely preplanned but never resolve into my original idea…Some of my sculptures have worlds inside their forms." In talking about the series of photographs, Jeff Krolick stated, "These images are not landscapes in the traditional sense but rather, appropriations of the seasonal textures, colors and shapes form a unique locale – Emigrant Lake, Oregon. By squaring these elements within the camera frame, an order is highlighted which weds the local gestalt of a small niche of the landscape with the photographer's search for a familiar compositional order or in rare instances his discovery of a previously unrecognized or unappreciated natural order."

Opening Reception: Friday, Sep. 5, 2008 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Exhibition: Sep. 5 – 26, 2008

Gallery Hours: Monday- Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m.- 4:00p.m., Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday 12 – 4 p.m.

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art
(314) 889-1431
Fine Arts Building
6800 Wydown Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts: Friday, 22 August 2008

Chesterfield Arts is pleased to present the solo exhibit A Ceremony for Intimate Forms by artist Phillip Hampton, in collaboration with Galerie Bonheur.

Opening Reception: Friday, August 22, 6 to 9 pm
August 22 - October 28
Regular Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri: 10 am - 5 pm; Sat: 10 am - 4 pm

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

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 5 September 2008

Sightless: Photographs by Brad Gutting
September 5, 5pm - 7pm at the Bonsack Gallery
Work on display through October 7

A collection of surreal images of Death Valley
Bonsack Gallery
755 S. Price Rd
St. Louis, MO 63104

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 29 August 2008


(Film and video from the art department library)
August 29 – September 19, 2008
Hours: Monday - Friday 10am – 4pm or by appointment.

Opening Reception: Friday, August 29, 2008 – 6pm-9pm

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery is pleased to present For Educational Use Only. The gallery will host an interactive learning environment to view the film and video works by well-known modern and contemporary artists collected to date by Webster University's Art Department library. The works will be displayed as part of an exploratory teaching method for the taught Art Forum class as part of the art department's curriculum and are adapted to create a new, temporary learning environment. As a direct response to traditional higher education teaching methods, For Educational Use Only will provide a learning and resource center for the collected works along with related books, videos, websites and other media. Designed as an improvised classroom, the gallery will be utilized for these multimedia artworks in order to integrate and share these instructional resources and to provide a conceptual framework that allows flexibility in both teaching and learning.

This multimedia project has been created as part of an organized learning activity and to provide a setting for research of modern and contemporary film and video through a series of weekly non-traditional instructional activities and viewing programs.

Materials are included under the fair use exemption of the U.S. Copyright Law and have been prepared according to the educational multimedia fair use guidelines and are restricted from further use.
Webster University – Visual Arts Studio
8342 Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri, 63119
314.968.7171 or

Fort Gondo: Saturday, 23 August 2008

in money we trust

new paintings, photographs, drawings and objects by dana smith

fort gondo .compound for the arts
3151 cherokee st
st. louis, mo 63118
aug 23 - sep 1, 2008

opening reception
sat aug 23 7 pm- 10 pm

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 22 August 2008

Atrium Gallery announces "Choose One", presenting works from our extensive inventory offered at very special prices. We will be moving to a new location in October, and need to reduce the number of works we are moving. Featured will be many pieces, paintings, drawings, prints, photography and sculpture, mostly older works, to make room for all the new inventory we are bringing in to celebrate our beautiful new space (just across the street). "Choose One" opens
Friday evening August 22 with a Preview reception 6-8pm, and continues through September 21.

Following the exhibition, we will be open by appointment only until we are settled in our new gallery. Watch for exciting developments! Please come in and join us to say farewell to 4729, and pick up something special to take home.

Gallery hours are Wed-Sat 10-6, Sunday 12-4 and Tuesday by appointment.

4729 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Monday, August 11, 2008

:ArtDimensions 3rd Floor Gallery: Friday, 15 August 2008

"On the Record"
Opening reception this Friday, 7-11pm at
ArtDimensions 3rd Floor Gallery
1214 Washington Ave. STL 63103

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday, 15 August 2008

6-10 pm

New Glass" by Jon Biscan. In this first showing of his work, he explores a variety of techniques in glass pieces gracefully crumpled as well as traditional vessels. Biscan's work uses color thoughtfully swirled, layered, or gold and silver-leafed to add texture and visual interest.

Also on view...

"Three Degrees of Spiral" by Gen Obata. Obata explores spiral shapes through a series of drawings, paintings, and quilts. The simplicity of the spiral shape gives way to a more complex surface of pattern and texture. Series of works include: large mixed media works on paper with ink, colored pencils and graphite; spiral shapes in artist quilts; and small mixed media drawings in inks and colored pencil marks with occasional pen plotter.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
314/367-4527 or

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 3 October 2008

Mad Art Gallery proudly presents Work by Wiktor Szostalo. This exhibit opens on Friday, October 3, 2008, and continues through October 27, 2008.

Opening Reception for Work by Wiktor Szostalo Friday, October 3 7 pm to 11 pm

Recently, Szostalo, along with Agnieszka Gradzik, began the Tree Hugger Project, an ongoing work of environmental art which encourages individuals to experience a personal and intimate relationship with nature. Made from twigs, branches, sticks, vines, and other natural materials, Szostalo's large-scale, whimsical sculptures invite the viewer to recall childhood memories when climbing trees and playing outdoors was part of our daily lives.

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 5 September 2008

New Paintings and Collaborations by Jaime Gartelos and Ellie Balk opens on September 5, 2008, and continues through September 29, 2008.

Opening Reception for New Paintings and Collaborations by Jaime Gartelos and Ellie Balk Friday, September 5. A free opening reception will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Balk and Gartelos collaborated on two paintings for this exhibition. The viewer is invited to see their two bodies of work separately, as the result of two minds coming together in one space, on one plane. This collaboration is an experiment of the two artists' passion for painting and the explosion of synergy.

Third Floor Gallery: Friday, 3 October 2008

"Laura Setchfield, back in saint louis"
Third Floor Gallery October 3-31, 2008
Opening Reception Oct 3, 6-10pm

Gallery Hours Wed-Sat, noon-4pm, or by appointment, 314.497.5356

The work will include some "nerd pots" from the original Nerd Pots showing in Kansas City in 2006 as well as some new nerd pots. (For more info on nerd pots please visit

3rd Floor Gallery
1214 Washington Ave, STL 63103

Koken Art Factory: 20 September 2008

"Trash to Art" Show, September 20, 21, 2008
September 20, 7:00- 11:30 pm
Additional public viewing on Sunday, September 21 1-4 pm

Trash to Art explores the nature of taking items that are cast-aways made into actual artwork. Not Trash to Trash, the work shown will represent sophisticated art work that challenges the viewer to observe and the artist to create and explore the depth of creative process. Categories: Sculpture, Collage, Assemblages, furniture and etc.

Live music by 'The Furious' Classic Rock, Sets between 8:30 to 10:30
No Cover Charge, Cash bar, Refreshments
Live Event/Competition: Prize for best Trash to Art Outfit, Prize awarded at 10:30 pm
For More Information:

Koken Art Factory
2500 Ohio (Corner of Ohio and Sidney Streets)
St. Louis MO 63104

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 9 August 2008

Join Art Saint Louis for a free opening reception tonight, Saturday, August 9, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. for our new exhibit, "America the Beautiful and Beyond."

This show is our second in our New Gallery at 555 Washington Avenue, #150 in downtown St. Louis (on Washington between Broadway and 6th). Hop on MetroLink and disembark at the Convention Center Station at 6th & Washington and you are 1/2 block from Art Saint Louis.

"America the Beautiful and Beyond" features works by 44 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. Works in all styles & media are featured and focus on the good, bad & the ugly sides of life in America--from landscapes, industry and farming to pop culture, homelessness, war, patriotism, and bigotry--it's all there. For a complete list of artists & exhibition highlights, visit

This exhibit is on view through October 9. Regular Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Gallery is closed during the day today, August 9.

Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Avenue, #150
St. Louis, MO 63101-1239

Friday, August 08, 2008

The Chapel: Saturday, 16 August 2008

THE CHAPEL presents
Mobility: Chrisitine D'Epiro
August 16 - September 27, 2008
Opening reception Saturday, August 16, 6-8 p.m., Gallery talk at 5:30 p.m.

THE CHAPEL is a not-for-profit music and art space located behind Memorial Presbyterian Church, across from Forest Park, at the intersection of Skinker Blvd and Alexander Dr (201 S. Skinker, 63105). Gallery hours by appointment:

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery: Saturday, 9 august 2008

Ken Howard, Lois Lutes, and Susan Oviatt exhibit stitched paper and fiber works at Marbles Gallery in Lafayette Square, August 4th – September 14th.
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 9 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Wine and light refreshments.

Each artist exhibits favorite works representing highly varied styles. Susan Oviatt presents a meditative painterly approach to piecing with stitched color washed paper in geometric shapes derived from quilt patterns, tile pavements and abstract sources. Ken Howard exhibits recent abstract fabric art using a "discharge" technique that takes color away from a canvas of natural fiber cloth – showing us "what is not seen with the eye, but rather with intuition and intention." Lois Lutes transitioned from painting over the years to combining art with her love for crocheting. She portrays images of grandchildren, elderly relatives and flowers from her gardens using yarns and threads.
Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery
1905 Park Avenue, Lafayette Square
St. Louis, MO 63104

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

SqWires: Friday, 8 August 2008

Join Ken Konchel this Friday at the handsomely renovated former Western Wire Building (now the SqWires Restaurant & Annex) in Historic Lafayette Square to view his striking photography and enjoy complementary wine & cheese.

The reception runs from 6-9pm. For more information, click here.

Riverside Gallery: Saturday, 9 August 2008

"Neck of the Woods" - a four-person group show with Jennifer Weigel, Bailey Mohr, Jennifer
Hahn & Dale Madigan.

August 8 - September 7
reception August 9, 7 - 9 PM
Riverside Gallery
13 W. Moody Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(next to Llywelyn's Pub)
Please call for gallery hours: 314-323-1508

Framations Art Gallery: Saturday, 9 August 2008

Surreal Paintings by Genevieve Esson
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Pastel Paintings by Mary Ann Yeamans
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August 9 - September 7, 2008
Opening Reception: August 9: 1pm-4pm
Free Food and Drinks!

Hours: Tues. - Sat.: 10am-6pm, Sun:12pm-5pm

Framations Art Gallery
218 N. Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Maps Contemporary Art Space: Thursday, 7 August 2008

Maps' August exhibition features Brett Williams
Please join us Thursday, August 7th, 2008 from 7-10 p.m. for the opening of Bag in Tree
Thursday, August 5th- Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Brett's work examines the conventions and techniques used in the film industry to make the viewer believe they are watching reality. In his installations Brett utilizes audio, visual, and projector equipment to simulate situations in which recorded elements slowly fall out of sync, disrupting their ability to convey a believable reality.

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. 62220

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Art Coop: Friday, 8 August 2008

Please join us on Friday, August 8th, at the opening reception for MySOL at Art Coop, featuring new work by 33 artists, music by Chrome 242, and video by Dr. J.

It's all at The Boxing Gym, 465 North Taylor. And more art across the street at 462 North Taylor.
(Both locations are air conditioned!)

Friday, August 8, opening reception: 7 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, August 9, gallery hours: Noon to 5 p.m.
Monday, August 11, gallery hours: Noon to 5 p.m

Friday, August 01, 2008

Pick Flower Gallery: Friday, 8 August 2008

Bradley E. Bauer Photography Exhibit

Friday, August 8, 2008, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
August 8th to August 11th

Bradley E. Bauer examines the extremes that are present all around us, from the lightest light, to the darkest dark. With an eye for enhancing tiny details, he forces his audience to view the world in a different way.

Opening reception will take place on Friday, August 8th and appetizers and beverages will be served. Suggested donation $5. For more information or to RSVP, please call 314.749.1995

Pick Flower Gallery
4904 Laclede Avenue
St. Louis MO 63108
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