Monday, September 29, 2008

Glasscents Gallery: Saturday, 11 October 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 18 October 2008


Saturday, October 18th, 2008; 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Art Saint Louis invites lovers of art to join them at Hops Art for an evening of fine art, delectable food and tasty beer. The second annual Hops Art will be held at the Art Saint Louis Gallery Saturday, October 18th, 2008, 6:00 pm – 9:00pm.

Hops Art is an evening of outstanding art along with scrumptious cuisine paired with tasty beer. The main focus of Hops Art is an image presentation featuring Art Saint Louis member artwork; participating artists will have 4-5 images of new work in the show. One presentation will be projected; several additional presentations will be viewable on laptops positioned around the gallery. New this year, participating artists will exhibit one piece of artwork to compliment the image presentation. Some artwork will be for sale. St. Louis area restaurants and caterers will be on hand to sample their delectable menus and local breweries and distributors will sample their latest brews. To date, Onesto Trattoria, Fu Manchu and Crab Cakes Creative will provide hors d’oeuvres. Beer tastings will be provided by Miller Brewing Company, who will sample Peroni, Miller Chill and Pilsner Urquell; Schlafly Beer, who will sample three brews TBD; Samuel Adams; and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door and can be purchased through Art Saint Louis.

Proceeds benefit Art Saint Louis, the premier not-for-profit artists' organization and gallery serving the St. Louis community since 1986. The mission of Art Saint Louis is to create exhibition, support and growth opportunities for emerging and established contemporary artists. The gallery is free & open to the public Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Hops Art reservations may be charged by phone (AMEX, MasterCard or Visa only), at the Art Saint Louis Gallery or by mail no later than October 17th, 2008.

Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Avenue, Suite 150
St. Louis, MO 63101

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art: Friday, 3 October 2008

Ken Konchel Photography Exhibit "Order/Form" opens Friday, October 3rd from 6pm to 8pm at Fontbonne University Gallery of Art. It is a show of photographs including new work made during the year that has had very limited exposure here in St. Louis.

Access to the Fontbonne University Gallery of Art will only be from either of the 2 entrances into Fontbonne University on the east side of Big Bend north of Clayton & south of Wydown. Because of the scheduled vice-presidential debate the night before, Big Bend will be closed from Wydown to Forest Park Parkway. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Mr Konchel will also be presenting an artist talk on Monday, October 6th at 7 pm that you are welcome to attend.

Friday, September 26, 2008

May Gallery: Friday, 26 September 2008

Chad Schneider: new york is a friendly town

Chad Schneider photo

26 September - 24 October 2008
Opening reception Friday, 26 September 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.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 17 October 2008

Christopher Tanner
Opening Exhibition, "Give Me the Cobra Jewel"

You are cordially invited to the opening of Atrium's new gallery at 4728 McPherson Avenue. Opening this fall season with an exciting dazzling, and tantalizing exhibition featuring New York artist, Christopher Tanner. Carolyn Miles, Founder, Owner, and Director, is pleased that Atrium will celebrate its 22nd Anniversary, with an elegant new space, a new to St. Louis international artist, a spectacular Opening Exhibition featuring incredibly brilliant (as in sparkle) paintings, drawings and collages. "Give Me the Cobra Jewel" will open with a Reception on Friday, October 17, 6-9pm and will include a lively musical performance piece by the artist.

Tanner comes from a background in music and theater, as well as art, and his lavish, opulent works present exuberance with multifaceted surfaces, reflections, and references that are wonderfully seductive and provocative for their flair and deeply felt emotion. Paint, sequins, elaborate designs, color saturated surfaces, as well as subtle monochromatic black and white works send viewers on a roller coaster of impressions. Paired with drawings (also including glitter) on vintage wallpaper, this body of work is very rich aesthetically, emotionally and intellectually.

The exhibition will run from October 17-November 30.
Gallery Hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday, noon-4 and Tuesday by appointment.

4728 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

PSTL Window Gallery: Friday, 31 October 2008

B.J. Vogt You're Invited (1980-2008)

B.j. Vogt creates drawings, collage, sculptures, altered photographs, performances, and installations.

OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, Oct. 31, 6pm-9pm.
(Exhibit on view through Dec.12)

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.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Friday, 26 September 2008

Please join the Maryville University community in the celebration of our new larger art gallery now located inside the library. The first show, Art & Design Faculty Exhibit, will be displayed September 8 - October 31, 2008. In conjunction with Alumni Weekend, the reception is Friday September 26, 6-9pm.

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

Participating Faculty are Kent Addison, John Baltrushunas, Todd Brenningmeyer, Christa Denney, Mary Eigel, Laurie Eisenbach-Bush, Jessica Erickson, Jon Fahnestock, Cherie Fister, Greg Frankhouser, Mark Herman, Sherri Jaudes, Petruta Lipan, Rene D Michel-Trapaga, Rebecca Orf, Rene Petty, Roxanne Phillips, Clay Pursell, Nancy Rice, Steve Teczar, Martha Whitaker, Barbara Zappulla.

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

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: 3 October 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, October 3, 2008 6pm-8pm
Hours: Monday - Friday 10am ­ 4pm or by appointment.

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery is pleased to present recent work by New York ­ based artist Jason Hackenwerth. Hackenwerth rigorously constructs complex balloon creations, which a spirit of wonder and oddity. Inspired by the forms of sea creatures, fossils, and giant prehistoric creatures, Hackenwerth’s forms evoke universal themes of life, birth and death. To build his monumental biomorphic sculpture, Hackenwerth knots and shapes hundreds of brightly colored inflated balloons into magical and ephemeral configurations and forms of lively cobbled creatures. The kinetic installations are made up of organic, latex neon forms, reminiscent of anemones and urchins. In addition, his large-scale photographs are meant to capture the sculptures in their most vibrant condition. They are set in what could be post-apocalyptic landscapes while simultaneously functioning as costumes they capture a moment of the performance. As wearable
sculpture, he temporarily inserts a soul into his creations, the works are at-once full of life and breath. Predictably, each tendril loses both the trapped air and their sense of vibrancy, the work visibly wilts over the course of the exhibition, their ephemeral nature reflects our own lives. They employ an eerie cinematic quality, portraying animated attack scenes, all acting as a philosophical inquiry into the nature of mortality.

Webster University ­ Visual Art Studios
8342 Big Bend Boulevard St. Louis, Missouri, 63119
314.968.7171 or

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wiilam Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 19 September 2008

Louise Bourgeois, James Drake, Sue Eisler, Andy Goldsworthy, Joseph Havel, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Bruce Nauman, Claus Oldenburg, Fred Sandback, Richard Serra, David Smith, Kiki Smith, Ernest Trova, Bernar Venet, Ursula von Rydingsvard

Opening in St. Louis on Friday, September 19th
Reception from 6 to 8 pm

The exhibition continues through October 25th

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

Millstone Gallery at COCA : Friday, 19 September 2008

Personal Allegories: William LaChance. Jesse Thomas, Ian Weaver

These three artists all work in the figurative narrative painting style that hovers somewhere between realism and surrealism. William LaChance uses real and imagined spaces to weave his images. Jesse Thomas shows us dream worlds that represent new ways of representation using a
juxtaposition of pop imagery and references to art history. Ian Weaver's vision incorporates installation and painting in which he opposes memory and sentimentality with the harshness of documentation and bleak cityscapes.

Opening Reception - 6-8pm
The show runs through September 28

Millstone Gallery at COCA
524 Trinty Ave. St. Louis, Mo 63130

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 20 September 2008

White Flag reopens for the fall this Saturday night September 20 from 7-10 PM.

The shows are Pepe Mar from Miami and Aaron Henderson from Chicago.

The opening reception will provide no insight into the motivations, processes, and scholarship that went into creating the exhibition.
4568 Manchester Ave. (at Kingshighway)
St. Louis, MO 63110
More at the uncool website,

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Craft Alliance: Friday, 19 September 2008

Hand Over Hand: New Work by Michael Shaughnessy

September 19, 2008- January 11, 2009

Please join us at Craft Alliance in Grand Center this Friday night, September 19, from 6-9pm for our inaugural exhibition, Hand Over Hand: New Work by Michael Shaughnessy.

FREE Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 6-9pm, 501 N. Grand Blvd, 63103

Shaughnessy's use of hay as a medium springs, in part, from its capacity to evoke powerful associations with food, bedding and shelter. The notions of reuse and regeneration are integral to Shaughnessy's working processes and philosophy, and are inherent in the work itself.

Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery: Saturday, 20 September 2008

Marbles Yoga Studio Art Gallery brings African-American Florida Folk Artist to St. Louis. Ruby C. Williams' "art with an attitude" evolved from life in a Florida freed slave community and painting roadside produce stand signs, to recognition by the Smithsonian!

Marbles Gallery exhibits A SLICE OF LIFE: New Folk Art Paintings by Ruby C. Williams September 17 – October 5, 2008. Marbles partners with St. Louis arts and education organizations for special events, discussions, demonstrations and meetings with this unique Florida folk artist.

• Free public opening – Saturday, September 20 from 6-9 p.m., artist's talk 7-7:30 p.m., live music and light refreshments.

• Free family event Sunday, Sept 21, 2-4 p.m. Artist's talk and demonstration at 2:30 p.m. Ruby and her story provide inspiration for artists of all ages!

Exhibiting September 17-October 5, 2008. Gallery open Monday 1-3 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. For additional information or to confirm gallery hours call 314.621.4744 or 314.791.6466.
Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery
1905 Park Avenue, Lafayette Square
St. Louis, Missouri 63104

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

63119 Art Tour: Friday, 3 October 2008

63119 ARTIST & GALLERY TOUR- A Celebration of the Arts in Webster Groves
More information is available at

Preview Exhibit October 3rd, 7-10pm
at the Riverside Gallery, 13 W. Moody Ave in Webster Groves. Enjoy art, people, wine and music

Art Tour
Saturday November 1st, 10am-4pm and Sunday November 2, Noon-4pm.
Follow the convenient "Art Map" through the studios and galleries located in the 63119 ZIP code.
To get a map, visit Gazebo Park at Big Bend & Old Orchard Ave on Nov. 1 and 2. This event is free and everyone is welcome.

Grafica Fine Arts: Friday, 7 November 2008


Book signing reception for "St. Louis in Watercolor: Architecture of a City", a new book by Marilynne Bradley

Friday November 7, 6-9pm (on display through December 6th) at Grafica Fine Arts, 7884 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves, MO 63119. The book includes about 75 watercolor images by Marilynne and a detailed history of the depicted site.

GRAFICA is an art gallery and custom framing business with a passion for art and excellence. We are located in the Old Orchard area of Webster Groves and are proud to be a part of the Webster arts community. Hours are Monday - Friday 10 am-5:30 pm and on Saturday 12 - 4 pm. You can also visit us at

Green Center: Saturday, 27 September 2008


"Keepsakes: Nature Inspired Ceramics"

Reception is Saturday September 27th, 12-2pm (Exhibit runs Sept. 27th through October 24th)
at The Green Center, 8025 Blackberry Ave., University City, MO 63130

Desoto Building: Saturday, 20 September 2008


An exhibit featuring the works of Marlene Lewis, Mary Bearman and Henryk Ptasiewicz
September 20th, Noon to 8:00 p.m. at the Desoto Building, 605 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, 63119 (space adjoining Cyrano's Restaurant).
There will be refreshments and lots of wonderful art.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 3 October 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, October 3, from 6 to 9 pm
Main Gallery I WILLIAM GRIFFIN: Recent Paintings
Project Room I PATRICIA OLYNYK: Probe
Front Room I MARGARET ADAMS: Recent Paintings
New Media Room I JESSICA ROGEN: Let Me Entertain You
OCTOBER 3 – 25, 2008

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by William Griffin in the main gallery. William Griffin’s most recent work blends the traditions of Old Masters with 21st century sensibility. He paints human figures as forms and shapes, touching and reacting in sensual gestures. By using the figure’s power to express strong physical and emotional content, and by reducing the informational material, Griffin abstracts his images – much as a photographer or filmmaker crops and frames observed phenomena and concepts. The stylish, large-scale oil paintings he creates are within the long tradition of Western painting and are influenced by the early 20th century artists’ movement away from representational work, yet they are by no means retroactive. A fully illustrated catalog accompanies this exhibition.

In the Project Room, Patricia Olynyk is presenting an exhibition of photographs created during a recent residency as a Francis Wood Fellow at the College Physicians—Mütter Museum in Philadelphia. Her work continues to investigate the often-tenuous relationships between human culture, science and nature, and frequently calls upon viewers to expand their awareness of the worlds they inhabit — whether those worlds are their own bodies or the spaces that surround them. In her latest series, entitled “Probe,” she utilizes a vast inventory of bizarre prosthetic devices and medical instruments collected for their historical value in order to comment on the human desire to fetishize and even anthropomorphize objects used to supplement or probe the human body. Through her photographs, Olynyk draws together both the historical and modern
desire to control and manipulate our corporeal selves.

In the Front Room, Margaret Adams is showing her recent work in an exhibition titled “Blindness”. Her recent work has been inspired by the novel Blindness by Jose Saramago. In his novel, Saramago imagined a world gradually overwhelmed by a plague of white blindness, which was used as a metaphor for not seeing, for not being aware of one’s self and one’s surroundings, psychologically or philosophically. Through contemplation and questioning of their blindness, Saramago’s characters ultimately understand themselves in ways previously unknown, and it is this new insight that precedes the gradual return of some kind of normal vision. At the end of the novel, one of the characters concludes, “I don’t think we did go blind, I think
we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not.” (Saramago 326). The simultaneity of seeing and not seeing and the dynamic movement between these two states of being is a mystery underlying the human condition.

In the New Media Room, video artist Jessica Rogen presents a short video. Let Me Entertain You began with the idea of a reverse striptease. A partially clothed woman is proffered for the viewer's pleasure; her body language beckons invitingly as she slowly, sensuously begins to button up her shirt. The contradiction between the reality and the style of her actions
taunts and criticizes the viewer, while the inherent humor of her playful tease and the ridiculousness of the result helps to cut its bite. By denying access to her body, the woman repossesses herself and refuses to be made into an object. She piles clothing on in excess, mocking the gaze that would undress her while acknowledging the tradition of the naked woman as object in both art history and pornography.

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


Glasscents Gallery: Friday, 19 September 2008

Friday September 19, 2008, 5pm to 9pm
Cocktail reception to welcome artists Jim Wilbat of Chicago and John Ahearn of St Louis

Open to the Public, Ample Parking on Street

Glasscents Gallery
2137 Cherokee St
St Louis, Mo 63118

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Koken Art Factory: Saturday, 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

We invite you to attend an exciting Art Exhibition that 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, etc.

Exhibiting Artists include Clare Bramlette, Rich Brooks, Patricia Clewell, Danielle Correll,
Grant Cox, Aimee Domash, Joseph Farmer, Bridget Flood, Jen Hayes, Larry Hazzard, Jeremy Headry, Jake Houvenagle, Michelle M. Kammeron, Kevin King, Arlene Ligori, Paula Mandel,
Julie Mauchenheimer = C2, Dallas Moses, Cindy Royal, Katy Smaista, Mike Smaista, Daniel Sulz, Christine Tilton, Laura Tolley Brown, Steph Van Doren, Jake Wells, Mark Welsh, Pat Whitman, and Amy Wilson.

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

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

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday, 19 September 2008

THIRD DEGREE EAST GALLERY: Handcrafted Glass Beads: St. Louis Lampworkers Society

September 19 - October 14

Members of the St. Louis Lampworkers Society strut their stuff in this exhibit. Lampworking (also called flameworking) is a type of glasswork that uses a torch to melt rods and tubes of clear and colored glass. The glass is then formed by blowing and shaping with a variety of tools and hand movements. Lampworking has been practiced since ancient times and became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century. But it wasn't until the late 1960s that lampwork became recognized as a serious art form. To learn more about the St. Louis Lampworkers Society, visit

Third Fridays at Third Degree are free, family-friendly events. Thirsty? Cash bar provided. Third Degree Glass is smack dab between University City's Loop and the Central West End. For more info: or 314-367-452.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Desoto Building: Saturday, 20 September 2008

"A Passion for Painting" Three Artists Explore Color
Mary Bearman, Marlene Lewis, & Henryk Ptasiewicz

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 12:00-8:00
Complimentary valet parking
The Desoto Building
(artists' space adjoining Cyrano's Restaurant)
605 East Lockwood Avenue
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Fort Gondo: Saturday, 13 September 2008

a traveling group exhibition from Brooklyn, NYC | co-curated by Melanie Jelacic and Ryan Kelley | on beauty love friendship trash and other meaningful disparities | featuring friends Audria Brumberg Lisa Dilin Chelsea Lewyta Dustin Pevey Colette Robbins Rory Solomon | September 13 - 30 2008

opening reception Saturday, September 13 7pm - 11pm

at fort gondo compound for the arts 3151 Cherokee Street St. Louis, MO 63118

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 7 November 2008

Marilynne Bradley’s “St. Louis in Watercolor: The Architecture of a City”

On Friday, November 7 from 6-9 pm there will be a book signing reception for Marilynne Bradley’s new book "St. Louis in Watercolor: The Architecture of a City." Meet the uthor/artist and view a selection of the watercolors from the book. The art will remain on display through December 6. Our hours are Monday - Friday 10 am-5:30 pm and on Saturday 12 - 4 pm.

The book includes roughly 75 of Marilynne’s watercolor images along with a detailed history of the site depicted. Preservation historian for St. Louis County, Esley Hamilton, has written the Forward to the book – and local historian, Ron Elz (aka “Johnny Rabbit”), contributed the Introduction.

Lynn Bozzay, co-owner of Grafica Fine Art says, “Marilynne is an absolute delight to work with as an artist and a real treasure trove of architectural history for St. Louis and the surrounding areas.” Eagle Bank has used Marilynne Bradley’s art in several of their locations. “We want our branches to feel like a bank and at the same time reflect our commitment to our clients and the local community” says Michael Walsh, President of Eagle Bank. “Marilynne’s work has great energy and life and allows us to select images that will make our clients feel at home with us.” When Eagle Bank was looking for that “local” touch their new Manchester branch, Marilynne knew that the building currently housing Manchester City Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places. That knowledge of history and architecture plus her skill as an artist resulted in a commissioned painting for Eagle Bank – and the citizens of Manchester.

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend. Blvd
Webster Groves, MO.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Brentwood Art Gallery: Friday, 12 September 2008

Brentwood Art Gallery

Grand Opening Sept. 12, 2008 7P.M. - 10 P.M. Saturday Noon Untill 5 P.M.

A group show of 12 members held in the newest gallery in Saint Louis.

Show runs through Nov. 8, 2008
2119 South Brentwood
Saint Louis MO 63144
1/2 mile south of the Galleria

The Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 12 September 2008

The Sheldon Art Galleries

Cordially Invite You to the Opening Of:

James M. Smith: What Came Before
Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
Nosotras: Portraits of Latinas
Gallery of Photography
This exhibition is made possible by Nancy and Kenneth Kranzberg

Friday, September 12, 2008, 5-7 pm

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

Glasscents Gallery: Friday, 19 September 2008

Please join us in welcoming John Ahearn who will show his gorgeous embellished digital prints
September 19, 2008 5pm to 9pm

Please RSVP email:
Ample street parking is available
Glasscents Gallery
2317 Cherokee St
St Louis, Mo 63118
Tel 314 773 2208
Please rsvp

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 12 September 2008

Mary Sprague: Trees
Kreg Kallenberger

The Duane Reed Gallery is pleased to present the latest works of acclaimed painter and draftsman, Mary Sprague, and the latest works of internationally acclaimed glass artist, Kreg Kallenberger. The exhibitions open Friday, September 12th with a reception to meet the artists that evening from 5 – 8 pm.

Sprague’s expansive repertoire of style and content has included notable studies of mysterious domestic interiors, vibrant equestrians, and expressive chickens with a certain amount of extra cluck. Trees features numerous spontaneous, yet beautifully rendered drawings of natural forms. These intimate sketches invite the viewer onto the scene of one of Mary’s many cross-country trips.

Kreg Kallenberger has worked primarily in glass for the past 35 years. He has explored a progression of series, each aiming to create forms that are sculpturally compelling, with the natural properties of glass serving that end rather than overwhelming the form. “Much of my most recent work has focused on the theme of landscape. I have attempted not only to convey a visual image but also to express and suggest the experience of the landscape. These pieces have been inspired by such dramatic environments as the ice-encrusted mountains of Greenland and the red-rock towers of Sedona, Arizona, as well as the quieter landscape of the Osage Hills near my home.

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

Duane Reed Gallery
7513 Forsyth Blvd
St. Louis MO 63105

Art Coop: Friday, 12 September 2009

Please join us this Friday evening from 7 to 11 p.m. for the opening reception for Fall Guy.

(show opens 9/12/08, runs until 10/8/08)

Featuring new work by 26 artists. Free admission, and music by Chrome 242. It's all on at The Boxing Gym, 465 North Taylor, with more art across the street at 462 North Taylor.

(the corner of Olive and Taylor is in the Central West End, two blocks East of Washington
and Kingshighway. Just type in 465 North Taylor, 63108, on Google Maps or MapQuest)

Edward Jones Family YMCA: Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Ladies' Night Art Show at the YMCA
sponsored by the Academy of Contemporary Arts

Show: Wednesday, September 10 - Thursday, September 25
Reception: Wednesday, September 10, 6 - 9 PM

Edward Jones Family YMCA
12521 Marine Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63146

Belas Artes: Friday, 19 September 2008

Colores Art Exhibit

Opening Reception Friday, September 19th - 6:30pm

Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, 2006
Belas Artes
1854 Russell Blvd
St. Louis MO 63104

Monday, September 08, 2008

Cummel's Cafe: Friday, 12 September 2008

Cummel's Cafe presents the photography of Mark Polege. The rescheduled Artist Reception will be on Friday, September 12th from 6-9p. Mark's rural & architectural photography has appeared in magazines both in the U.S. & the UK.

For more details please check these websites:
Cummel's Cafe -
Mark Polege -

Hoffman Lachance Contemporary: Friday, 12 September 2008

"threehundredsix" at Hoffman Lachance Contemporary
Opening reception Fri., Sep. 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. The exhibit runs through Oct. 11.

For more information visit:

Hoffman Lachance Contemporary
3100 Sutton Blvd.
in Maplewood, South of Manchester

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Art Gallery: Thursday-Friday, 11-12 September 2008

This September, Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Art Gallery will present Lunatic Fringe, a fine arts exhibition celebrating subject matters that border insanity on levels that are humorous, funny, dark, disturbing,and others. The exhibit will be on view at The Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Art Gallery in St. Louis, September 11- October 5, 2008.

The public is invited to our two opening receptions:

Thursday, September 11th, 7-10pm and Friday, September 12th, 7-10pm to meet exhibiting artists and view their work.

The exhibition will include several juried artists, including works by selected guest artists; Jim Charette, Tim Jordan, Aunia Kahn, and Jennifer Weigel who are known locally, nationally and internationally.
Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Art Gallery
2028 S. 12th Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63104
TH/FR 6-10P, SA/SU 12-6P

Friday, September 05, 2008

Boots Contemporary Art Space: Friday, 19 September 2008

Boots Contemporary Art Space presents
Serkan Ozkaya: A Sudden Gust of Wind
September 19 – Octoer 31, 2008
Opening reception: Friday, September 19th 6:30 - 10pm

Serkan Ozkaya is a conceptual artist, whose works are mainly about appropriation and reproduction; they usually operate outside traditional spaces for art.

Boots Contemporary Art Space
2307 Cherokee St. • St Louis, MO • 63118

Glasscents Gallery: Friday, 19 September 2008

Master Glass Artist, James Wilbat of Chicago will appear one night only for a showing of his outstanding glass objects including vessels, paper weights, sculptures and perfume bottles.

Join us in welcoming James for a cocktail reception in his honor.

September 19, 2008, :5pm to 9pm

Please RSVP; email:
Ample street parking is available
Glasscents Gallery
2317 Cherokee St
St Louis, Mo 63118
Tel 314 773 2208

Suite 100 at the Pageant Theatre: Saturday, 6 September 2008

Greetings From the Future Past is an exhibit of new paintings by Jeffrey Sass. Pinhole Polaroid images are combined with acryllic paint to create these whimsical, yet haunting images of iconic images from our local cultural and architectural landscape. The reception for the show is Saturday the 6th from 7 until 10 pm. Suite 100 at the Pageant Theatre is located at 6161 Delmar at the east end of the loop. Info at:

ArtDimensions' 3rd Floor Gallery: Friday, 5 September 2008

Please stop by tonight to see these exhibits and meet the artists at ArtDimensions' 3rd Floor Gallery, 1214 Washington Ave. (enter through Mossa furniture store).

Robert Treece "Camouflage for the Apocalypse" Paintings and Mixed Media

Polo Ramirez - Peruvian ceramic artist who creates his pieces using a pre-Inkan method, completely by hand! (and feet). Polo is sponsored in part by ATLA.

Exhibits continue through September 25 diring gallery hours. More info at or 314-497-5356

Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center: Sunday, 7 September 2008

Artist's reception at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center on Sunday, September 7, at 3:00 p.m. There will be hummus. And a performance of extended technique cello from Epicycle. Work on
display now through October 13.

The works range from a large 4' x 5' "action" painting (the image above is a detail from the larger work's little brother) to a series of six 12" x 12" paintings in homage to Josef Albers' "Homage to the Square" series, as well as two "collaborations" with artists whose work I found in dumpsters following Washington University's move-out weekend this summer. Also on display is the dada-inspired work "Join the Army, Travel to Foreign Countries, Meet Interesting People, and Kill Them (Red, White, & Blue)."
Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
3301 Lemp Avenue
St. Louis

Crepes in the City: Wednesday, 17 September 2007

From 5-8pm on Wed, the 17th of Sept, a group show opening a new restaurant and art gallery combined called "Crepes in the City". It's located at 14th & St. Charles one block South of
Washington Ave, downtown.

There will be refreshments there along with a wide array of artwork from 9 artists in various media That show will continue through October 15th.

Turner Center for the Arts: Friday, 12 September 2008

"life is a Time" art works and installation by people with mental and
physical challenges.

Sept. 12; 5-8pm

Live music and refreshments.
Turner Center for the Arts
3109 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood, Mo.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Turner Center for the Arts: Friday, 3 October 2008

Turner Center for the Arts - October 3rd - 5pm - 8pm -
3109 Sutton Blvd. in Maplewood, Mo. - 314-781-4440.
First art show for Marty Ryan.

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 4 September 2008

Opening Reception tonight at Bruno David Gallery from 6 to 10 pm

(Also tonight "Light Project" around the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts)

HOWARD JONES: Working Space (Main Gallery)
PETER MARCUS: Untitled 1972 (Project Room)
IAN WEAVER: Artifacts From the Black Bottom (Front Room)
NANETTE BOILEAU: White Woman (New Media Room)

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

Howard Jones was an intensely brilliant artist and even in the rambunctious 1950s, '60s and '70s was a maverick and an innovator. He was part of the Art and Technology Movement along with Nam June Paik, Le Parc, Takis, Uecker and others. He worked through various artistic phases, including abstract expressionism, op and pop, but settled finally on creating work that harnessed technology for genuinely authentic artistic ambitions. Jones's use of light and sound, separately and simultaneously, was far in advance of his time. Many works survive and they are endowed with a special aura of prophesy. This current exhibition brings a group of Jones's paintings and constructions that employ lights as media and metaphor. As art historian, Udo Kulterman said of his work, "Technology was never a goal for Howard Jones - it was a vehicle he used to express changing perceptions of reality in a continuously poetic and artistic manner." The work in the show is from the estate of th e artist and on loan from private collections. "Memory and Refraction" runs concurrently with the concluding weeks of "Dan Flavin: Constructed Light" at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, which is located directly across the street from the Bruno David Gallery.

For further information, please contact the gallery or visit our web site.


Craft Alliance: Friday, 12 September 2008

Exhibit Opening – Three Dimensions of Expression: Mind on Clay Matter

Opening Reception Friday September 12, 5–8
September 5–October 26, 2008

The three artists showcased in this exhibition are, Victor Spinski, Newark, DE; Joe Bova, Santa Fe, NM; and Roy Strassberg, Davidson, NC. All three are leading artists in the clay medium, exhibiting a mastery of the material and a strong conceptual basis for their work.

Three Dimensions of Expression is curated by James Tanner, a clay artist himself, who has known each of the artists for over thirty years. “Each (of the) artists share a fierce energy, and are rebels of their own brand reflecting strong individual attitudes toward life, moving ideas forward, asking questions and suggesting potential” says Tanner. He also states “Strassberg’s work is inspired from the Holocaust, Spinski’s creations are seductive, poetic and deceptive and Joe Bova’s works are filled with mystery.” Executive Director, Boo McLoughlin states, “Three Dimensions of Expression: Mind on Clay Matter surprises the viewer with the vast range of clay to convey narrative content and plastic form. It is hard to fathom that Joe Bova’s mystic animals are made from the same material as Victor Spinski’s industrial tools or Roy Strassberg’s echoing bones. Their work is by turns humorous, playful and forceful in its commentary on the human condition."

Running concurrently, through August 24 in the David and Jacqueline Charak Gallery, Inside/Out: A profile of Awareness, James L. Tanner solo exhibition. Tanner is known for his abstract reliefs in which the human face is the central element. “I use the human image of the face as a vehicle to suggest psychological, emotional and spiritual being beneath the surface of a masked landscape” says Tanner.

Snowflake/Citystock: Saturday, 13 September 2008

Here and There, a group photography exhibition, at Snowflake/Citystock.
Curated by Justin Visnesky.

The show opens Saturday, September 13 (from 7-10pm) and runs through October 31. More info, including artists and links to their work can be found on his blog.

Maps Contemporary Art Space: Thursday, 4 September 2008

Maps' September exhibition has been curated by St. Louis based artist and skateboarder Ben Goeke. Please join us Thursday, September 4th, 2008 from 7-10 p.m. for the opening.

Skateable is a collaboration between Maps Contemporary Art Space and STL Skateboarders. Come support the scene, see the art, and skate the spots. Ben and his friends have built skate sculptures for you to skate. Come get a map and skate the once in a lifetime spots.

Ben has gathered together works by various artist/skateboarders, that includes paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, illustrations, videos, and skateable objects. Everyone is encouraged to ride the metrolink to the exhibition with Ben and some of the featured artists.

Thursday, September 4th- Thursday, October 2nd, 2008. 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. By Metrolink, From the Belleville Metro stop take the 16
Belleville/St. Clair Square bus line to 225 N. Illinois St. or Walk or skate with Ben the few blocks to Maps. 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.

Maps Contemporary Art Space
225 N. Illinois St.
Belleville, Il. 62220

Syndicate Building Galleries: Friday, 5 September 2008

This Friday, September 5th, from 7 to 10pm, is the opening reception for 'U p s i d e D o w n', an exhibition featuring a photographic series by Leo Collazo, which explores possibly skewed, inner perceptions, of the outside world. The opening will take place at the Syndicate Building Galleries, 915 Olive Street, fifth floor, in Gallery One. The exhibit will run from September 5 to October 12, 2008.

On the same night, the artists Paul LaFlam (painter) and Connie LaFlam(photographer) will be showing some of their work, in Gallery Two and in the Artist Studio, on the fifth floor as well.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 19 September 2008

Birth of the Cool Public Opening, 7-9 pm
The opening celebration will feature a live jazz band performing Miles Davis's seminal album Birth of the Cool, a martini bar, and a hep 50s vibe.

September 19, 2008 to January 5, 2009

Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury takes a look at the broad cultural zeitgeist of "cool" that informed the visual, graphic, and decorative arts, furniture, architecture, music, and film produced in Southern California in the 1950s and early 1960s. The exhibition, organized by the Orange County Museum of Art, includes a jazz lounge; a media bar with film, animation, and television programming; a period art gallery of hard-edge abstract paintings; selections of art, architectural, and documentary photography; and an interactive timeline that presents a snapshot of California, national, and international culture and history of that era.Birth of the Cool examines the dynamic community of artists who overlapped and interacted in Southern California at midcentury--Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Charles and Ray Eames, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Helen Lundeberg, and others who played a seminal role in the development of the iconic high modernist style.

Monday, September 01, 2008

phd gallery: Saturday, 6 September 2008

"Nervous Laughter"

There will be an opening reception Sat., Sep. 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. The exhibit runs from Sep. 6 through Oct. 18. Artists exhibiting are Jason Hoeing, Jessica Plattner, Phillip Robinson, Mel Westmeyer, and Greg Wiest. For more information visit:

phd gallery
2300 Cherokee St., just East of Jefferson

Fort Gondo: Friday, 5 September 2008


Friday, Sept. 5, from 7-11 pm. Free refreshments provided by Schlafly Beer.

14 paintings by Jeremy Rabus- all up for s--i--l--e--n--t auction. 1 live demonstration- 2 hours to create a massive painting, starting at 9:00. The paintings can be viewed Saturday the 6th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Sunday by appointment.

fort gondo compound for the arts
3151 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Riverside Gallery: Friday, 3 October 2008

Get a preview of the works of many artists who will open their studios to the public or display art during the 63119 Art Tour on Nov 1-2, 2008 by visiting Riverside Gallery at 13 W. Moody in Webster Groves from Friday, October 3 through Friday, October 24.

From 7pm until 10 pm on Friday October 3rd Riverside Gallery will host a reception for the artists. Light refreshments and wine will be served. You will be able to see paintings in many styles and media, drawings, graphic art, handcrafted jewelry, clay, photography, sculpture and more. There will be an opportunity to talk to the artists to learn more about them and their art – and plot your course for the coming art tour. - Dedicated to promoting the arts in Webster Groves!

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 12 September 2008

Friday, September 12
5:00 pm, Free admission, complimentary valet

A special FIVE-HOUR Opening and the beginning of five weeks of FREE Admission to kick-off the Contemporary's 5th Anniversary Season!

Bring family and friends and join us for a special five-hour Opening Night for Lutz Bacher: Spill and Aïda Ruilova: The Singles 1999 - Now and a new season of The Front Room. If you would like more on the exhibitions, please visit our website.

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts: Thursday, 4 September 2008

The Light Project: opening September 4th, from 6-9pm

Join us next Thursday as we celebrate the opening of the Light Project, a series of outdoor light installations presented in conjunction with the current exhibition, Dan Flavin: Constructed Light and organized in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum, and White Flag Projects.

The Grand Center neighborhood will be illuminated by four different artworks, each of which is conceived by an artist (or artist team) and utilizes light in uniquely different ways.

Ann Lislegaard's work Crystal World (by J.G. Ballard), is a dual-projection video installation which will be projected on the back of the Pulitzer building.

Rainer Kehres and Sebastian Hungerer's work, CHORUS, will be installed in the burned church on Spring Avenue. It consists of 289 lamps donated by the St. Louis community, which will recreate the missing roof of the church and illuminated with colored lights at night. Photos of the donors with their lamps, along with the stories behind them, can be found online here.

Jason Peters's work, Untitled, is a sculpture of over 1,000 buckets fitted together and snaking through scaffolding in the grassy lot across the street from the Pulitzer. The buckets are internally lit, giving off a warm glow at night.

Spencer Finch's artwork, Sunset (St. Louis, July 31, 2008), includes solar panels installed on the roof of the Contemporary Art Museum, which will power a soft-serve ice cream machine on the sidewalk. The ice cream will be the color of the St. Louis sunset and give out for free.