Thursday, May 29, 2008

Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery: Friday, 6 June 2006

Arthur Osver Works on Paper
Opening reception June 6, 2008, 5:30-8pm

Expressive works on paper from the estate of the nationally-known painter, the late Arthur Osver will give a rare and intimate insight into the development, thoughts and working processes of one of the most outstanding artists of the 20th century.

All works will be available for purchase and proceeds will benefit scholarships to the Washington University School of Art. Curated by Paul and Peter Shank of the Osver Trust and by Judy Thompson.

Summer hours: M-TH: 9-7, F: 9-4, SAT: 10-3, Closed Sundays and holidays.

Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery
11333 Big Bend Blvd., HE 133
St. Louis, MO 63122 (search gallery)
Info: 314.984.7632

Bright Spot Studio: Friday, 30 May 2008

In the Abstract...selected works..Brightspot Gallery..Friday Night, May 30th.

"in the abstract"selected works by Brandy Keller, Mark Fisher and Timothy Wagner
Opening Friday, May 30, 6-10pm

more information online:

Bright Spot Studio
3520 Greenwood Blvd.
Maplewood, MO 63143

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Glasscents Gallery: Thursday, 29 May 2008

Cocktail Reception
May 29, 2008, 5 pm to 8 pm.

Various artists will be displaying. including Jim Trotter.

2317 cherokee St
St Louis MO 63118

Craft Alliance: friday, 18 July 2008

Emerging Artists: Works from the Studio
Opening Reception: Friday July 18, 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
in the National exhibition gallery

Friday July 11, 2008 – August 24, 2008
Daily gallery hours: Tues-Thur 10 am- 5pm Fri-Sat 10am-6pm Sunday 11am-5pm

Craft Alliance’s Third Biennial Exhibition, Emerging Artists: Works from the Studio, features work by Craft Alliance’s working students and emerging artists who continue to be part of the art by contributing their talent and creativity to the Craft Alliance studios. Craft Alliance believes in celebrating those individuals who continue to explore arts education and those who keep our studios alive with creativity. This show is a juried exhibition, Jurors Kate Anderson, Carlene Fullerton and Laura Strand.
Craft Alliance 6640 Delmar Blvd 63130

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bright Spot Studio: Friday, 30 May 2008

"in the abstract"selected works by Brandy Keller, Mark Fisher and Timothy Wagner
Opening Friday, May 30
6-10pm at Bright Spot Studio
3520 Greenwood Blvd.
Maplewood, MO 63143

more information online

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Artists Create Billboards for Voter Mobilization in Missouri
Art! Awareness! Action!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 7 p.m. Reception to fallow in Contemporary Boardroom
Soapbox, in front of the Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington, Boulevard

ART THE VOTE (ATV) is an unprecedented artist-driven effort to motivate, register and turn out Missouri voters using the work of contemporary artists to highlight the critical issues faction our state, nation and planet. ART THE VOTE will rock the roadsides this September and October with more than 70 artist-designed billboards and artist registration efforts throughout the state of Missouri. The ART THE VOTE launch will feature the unveiling of the effort’s first billboard image, an announcement of a public contest to select an additional billboard artist and the registration of voters.

Nationally renowned artists Willie Cole, Peregrine Honig, Tom Huck, Mark Newport, Martha Rosler, Annett Lemieux, and May Tveit all created original artwork for ART THE VOTE billboards.

In the tradition of art as an effective force in political activism, artists Willie Cole, Peregrine Honig, Tom Huck, Mark Newport, Martha Rosler, Annett Lemieux and May Tveit, through the ART THE VOTE initiative lend their images to accessible public spaces to encourage the public to become more aware of current issues and take action through voting.

More info: Sue McCollum at, 314-750-7900, Susan Sherman at

Friday, May 23, 2008

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Friday, 6 June 2007

Sue Eisler: Untitled exhibition opens June 6, 2008 at Laumeier Sculpture Park

This summer’s Kranzberg Exhibition Series at Laumeier Sculpture Park, which presents the work of outstanding regional artists, will feature a show by Sue Eisler that opens June 6, 2008 with a free public reception. The broad survey of Eisler's artwork will be the sixth installment of the series and will continue through September 7, 2008.

Passages referencing historic milestones such as minimalism and Arte Povera will be represented in the galleries. The use of found, altered and/or adapted objects is a staple for Eisler.

The exhibition will consist of significant pieces from key points in the artist’s career, new work created specifically for the exhibition and a new outdoor project installed on the Laumeier grounds. The exhibition will continue through September 7, 2008.

Laumeier Sculpture Park is located at 12580 Rott Road in St. Louis County, near Interstate 44 and Lindbergh Boulevard. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. until ½ hour past sunset. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and legal holidays. For more information, call 314-821-1209 or visit us at

Ellen Curlee Gallery: Friday, 23 May 2008

Bring $100 and your spirit of fun! First come, first serve. Take it with you.
It's 50/50 so please help us support the artists who have graciously contributed to TAKE OUT our last exhibition at 1308a Washington Avenue.

May 23 6-9
1308 Washington Avenue

Take Out is Ellen Curlee Gallery’s last exhibition at 1308a Washington Avenue. As part of the exhibition we have invited the artist/friends we have worked with, along with selected artists, regardless of their chosen medium, to submit work to this exhibition and installation. In accordance with the theme of deconstruction we asked each artist to specifically respond to the ideas of to “compose” or to “remove”. Each artist was free to interpret these thoughts the way they felt was most effective and in accordance with their own conceptual and visual language. The installation will be set up as a blind auction without any labeling of who’s who and will sell democratically for $100. The work will be sold off the wall, in a metaphorical decamping, with our friends, colleagues, and supporters helping us physically de-construct this space. This project is presented as homage to the gallery and to the great exhibitions we have held here.

The exhibition continues until June 14 or until there isn't a work left on the wall. Tue-Sat 11-4.

Ellen Curlee Gallery
1308a Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

McLozzi Deli and Market Place: Friday, 23 May 2008

Stop by McLozzi Deli and Market Place this Friday night to see the photography of Garrett Roberts. This is part of the Friday Night Art and Wine events at the Deli. The opening reception is from 6:00- 9:00 p.m. . McLozzi's is located at 2890 McNair (corner of Pestalozzi and McNair) in the Benton Park Neighborhood. Garrett's exhibit will run until May 29.

Monday, May 19, 2008

PSTL Window Gallery: Friday, 6 June 2008

OPENING RECEPTION, Friday, June 6, 6pm-9pm
Brett Williams A Small Dark Place

A Small Dark Place is a site-specific video installation. Visitors to the space will hear a repetitive sound coming from a small opening under a false floor. The visitor is encouraged to go down to the floor level to peer inside to see the video.

Brett Williams is an artist who lives and works in Saint Louis Missouri. He received his BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Brett’s videos, performances, and installations have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe.

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

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 6 June 2008

ELAINE BLATT: Natural Phenomena
JILL DOWNEN: Hybrida Drawings
WYNE GELEYNSE: Kit 1A: Collected Books; Some Assembly Required
June 6 – July 5, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, June 6th, from 6 to 9 pm

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new photographs by Saint Louis based photographer Elaine Blatt. Through her travels from the northern polar zone, down to the southwest deserts, Blatt has captured some of nature’s most spectacular phenomena.
As a photographer working for 25 years, she has explored the globe while documenting sights seen by few people. From crawling through tiny spaces barely able to fit her small frame, to standing hours in the freezing cold, she has been able to return with truly remarkable photographs. In this latest show, Blatt is presenting a series of work depicting the dazzling natural light show, aurora borealis (the northern lights) from Reykjavik, Iceland. Also included are the incredible rock formations of the Antelope Canyon in Arizona and the sandstone Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon in Utah. A short video by Elaine Blatt titled “Corkscrew Canyon” will be showing In the New Media Room.

In the Project Room, Jill Downen is showing her recent works on paper. The Hybrida Drawings
are an emergence of new works within Jill Downen’s ongoing sculptural investigations of the human body and architecture. These innovative drawings are made by pouring and molding plaster of Paris directly onto the surface of paper. The result is a subtly crafted “low
relief” image that posses a white on white aesthetic and a refined sense of touch.
As the title Hybrida implies, disparate characteristics of architecture and the human body combine with one another in the works. Architectural elements, such as walls or corners, blend with qualities of flesh similar to swelling, skin, and bone to create enigmatic, abstract shapes. The soft and crisp edges of each shape establish perspectives similar to those used in architectural drawings (top-view, end-view, oblique-view). Within such varied views, molded contours imply forces of gravity and support that press on the forms, which
in turn sag and give way like flesh. In each drawing, Downen situates a single shape within an otherwise empty space of the paper. Empty space is pivotal. From it, a sophisticated sense of place emerges to suggest that the shapes are perhaps fragmented parts of a larger, imaginary whole for the viewers’ consideration.

In the Front Room, Wyn Geleynse, a multimedia artist from London, Ontario, Canada is showing his recent work in an exhibition titled “Kit 1A: Collected Books; Some Assembly Required”. Though requiring an investment of time to construct - think of early paper dolls with cut-out costumes- it does not require you read each book, but once constructed and displayed will project –with tongue firmly placed in cheek- the right attitude. This work evolved from an idea based on Geleynse’s prolific reading habits. Acknowledging the wide array of subjects that have informed his thinking and the consequent influence on his work as an artist. When choosing the books he found his choices to be very baby boomer specific, leading him to invite a young writer and book addict Jason Dickson, to contribute to his list of influential books. Collectively, they formed the foundation of this crossgenerational do it yourself library.

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

T. 314.531.3030

Soulard Art Market Contemporary Art Gallery: 12-13 June 2008

"The Beauty Within"
Opening Reception(s)

June 12, 2008 - 7pm - 10pm - Casual Preview
June 13, 2008 - 7pm - 10pm - Formal Reception - We will have a representative from the Komen Foundation on this evening. Kevin Nacy will also be performing with his fantastic music.

The Receptions are free and open to the public. We are asking that each person in attendance donates to the Komen.

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

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission: Friday, 23 May 2008

Kick off Memorial Day weekend at the opening reception for
HABITAT: William Morris, Thomas Sleet, Seitu James Smith

Friday, May 23 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)

How do you feel about your surroundings? Do you live in a studio apartment or a mansion? Are you comfortable in your own skin? These are all questions about your habitat: environments as large as the world we live in and as small as microscopic cells, as tangible as your own home and as elusive as social and cultural forces. The three artists address the complex issue through sculpture, drawing and video installations.

The exhibition runs through June 29, 2008.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 16 May 2008

Joseph Havel: Recent Work

William Shearburn Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent work by Joseph Havel. The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Friday, May 16th from
6 to 8 pm and continue through June 21st, 2008.

Joseph Havel likes the physical facts of sculpture. Dispensing with the glut of imagery from various media in the world, Havel chooses images and shapes from his own life as a way to organize the formal elements of his sculptural works. In Havel's sculptures, objects such as buttons, shirt labels, shirts and bed sheets appear as a means to make his works accessible to a broader audience. He uses sculptures as the most recognizable sign of art while introducing installation elements that reflect a new artistic thought. Havel is interested in how people define sculpture and how three-dimensional information is constructed and manifested publicly. Havel's works have nothing to do with action or theories. In the frozen time frames of the works, viewers can ponder the stillness of the situations they confront. The exhibition consists of recent label pieces and a new series of cast bronze bed sheets.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Walker Hall: Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Seniors graduating with Painting BFA from Washington University-St Louis display their work in Walker Hall.

Wednesday, May 14th 2008
Wash U Danforth Campus- Walker Hall (next to the Kemper Museum)
Refreshments provided

Drive Agency: Friday, 16 May 2008

Friday, May 16th from 5:30- 11:00 PM, Drive Agency will open its doors in conjunction with Me Against the World for the Sailor’s Grave Tattoo Art Show. We will be featuring original works submitted by tattoo artists across the nation. Also featured will be antique tattooing equipment from Brad Fink’s private collection. Joe Cumbee of Iron Age will be doing tattooing live at the event. So come out and see some original art, enjoy food, drinks, and a live dj.

The Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 16 May 2008

The Sheldon Art Galleries Cordially Invite You to the Opening Of Five New Exhibitions:

See You in the Funny Papers: The Rich Tradition of St. Louis Cartooning
Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
This exhibition is made possible in part by an Anonymous Donor and Mort Walker

Herb Snitzer: Photographs from the Last Years of Metronome
**Gallery Talk and Booksigning Immediately Following the Opening Reception at 7:00 p.m.!
History of Jazz Gallery

Clifford R. Martin: Navy Photographer
Gallery of Photography
This exhibition is made possible by Ellen Curlee

Cowgirls: Contemporary Portraits of the American West
Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
This exhibition is made possible by Nancy and Kenneth Kranzberg

Iain Fraser ~ Drop City: Deja Vu
Lucy and Stanley Lopata Sculpture Garden

Friday, May 16, 2008
Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres between 5 and 7 p.m.
Galleries open until 9:00 p.m. for the Grand Center Gallery Walk!

The Sheldon Art Galleries
3648 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108
Tel: 314.533.9900 ~ Website:

Monday, May 12, 2008

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 7 June 2008

Save the date & join us Saturday, June 7, 6-9 p.m. for the free GRAND Opening Reception for our inaugural exhibition in our new space, "Patterns and Pixels."

Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Avenue, #105
St. Louis, MO 63101

Riverside Gallery: Friday, 16 May 2008

Fresh Paint!

You are invited to join us for the Paint Webster Artists Reception
Friday May 16th from 6-9pm
Riverside Gallery in Webster Groves
13 W. Moody Ave, next to Llewelyns Pub
(Wine and appetizers will be served)

On May 10, 2008 over 50 artists from MO & IL came to Webster Groves for a day of Plein Aire painting! Plein aire artists work on location & paint from life to quickly capture a landscape or scene.

Now that the paint is dry, join us for the opening reception & take a look for yourself! Many of the works will be for sale! The Paint Webster Exhibit will be available for viewing at the Riverside Gallery May 16th-June 5, 2008. Gallery hours M-Th 9am-3pm or by appointment (call 314-323-1508)

To get to the Riverside Gallery, take Elm Ave (North) to Moody Ave (located immediately after Lockwood). Turn left onto Moody. The gallery is located on the right hand side of the street next to Llewelyns.

Gateway Gallery: Friday, 30 May 2008

Our next Friday evening reception "Celebration of Life" is scheduled for May 30th. Join us for wine and cheese and to view our newest art. Janice Schoultz Mudd will be our guest artist for June.

Gateway Gallery is an artist owned art gallery representing 15 regional artists featuring permanent and rotating exhibits reflecting a variety of artistic styles and mediums. Whether your interest is classic or contemporary realism, regional plein air, abstract art or impressionism we have something that will delight your senses. Visit often to see what's new. GALLERY HOURS: WED. THROUGH SAT. 11-6, SUNDAY 10-5 · CLOSED MON. & TUE.

7921 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Gallery of Contemporary Art, SLCC Forest Park: Friday, 13 June 2008

Texture in Art is the June exhibition at the Gallery of Contemporary Art – Forest Park Community College-St. Louis. Texture in Art opens June 2, 2008 and closes June 30. The artists’ reception is Friday, June 13 from 6 pm to 8 pm. All artwork is for sale.

Six African American artists from theSt. Louis area artists are participating in the exhibition: Daniel Jefferson, Melvin Jefferson, Darnell Malone, Katrina Shannon, Solomon Thurman, and Joy Wade. Freida L. Wheaton is the curator.

Texture in Art presents the artists’ visual and emotional interpretations of an element that most often is associated with textiles. These artists have used layering of paint, introduction of objects and media manipulation in their processes. With these methods, coupled with their subjects, they have created art that evokes a human cultural memory.

The Gallery of Contemporary Art is located in the Library Building, St. Louis Community College, 5600 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. Gallery hours are 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday.

Freida L. Wheaton/Salon 53
314-494-4660 or 314-361-8684
Gallery of Contemporary Art: 314-644-9231

20:08 Gallery Saint Louis: Saturday, 31 May 2008

Kluempers - Father and Son Photography Exhibit
Sunday, June 1, Noon to 5pm, 2008

Greg's work explores the relationship of forms, textures and color in the everyday world. He uses these to create abstract geometrical images. The subjects of his work include: old and new commercial, office and industrial buildings, historical buildings and sites, other man made structures and natural scenes.

Steve's images are loosely based around his childhood experiences. Most of the narratives
deal with childhood trauma and experiences that are removed from the location and event as it actually took place. The work is also strongly vested in Tableau, and uses mainly primary colors in the pallet to push the whole child aspect further. The images explore the idea of memory and how it is changed and replaced by the bombardment of media, how your memory is
no longer what actually happened because of too much TV.

20:08 Gallery Saint Louis
2008 Cherokee St
St. Louis, MO 63118

Soulard Art Market: 15-16 May 2008

Soulard Art Market Photography Invitational
May 15 - June 8, 2008
See the work of 25 St. Louis Photographers

Opening Reception(s)
May 15, 2008 - 7pm - 10pm - Casual Preview
May 16, 2008 - 7pm - 10pm - Formal Reception

May is National Photo Month. In 1987, as recognized by the U.S. 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 selected local Saint Louis area photographers.

Exhibiting Photographers C.B. Adams,Greg Barth,Paul Callaway,Steve Campbell,Ferman Carrillo, Deanna Chafin,Wendy Myles Cope,Danielle Correll,Greg Correll, Thomas De Clue, J.B. Forbes,Alicia Hottle, Walter Iverson, Greg Kluempers,Jane Linders,Don Mckenna, Dallas Moses,Lori Purk, Garrett Roberts,Tony Schanuel,Todd Shaak,Thomas Shepherd,Jim Trotter,
Angela Vincent,Jeanne Vogel, and Barbara Zucker.

Located on the corner of 12th St. and Russell in the heart of the Soulard Neighborhood diagonal from McGurk's.
2028 S. 12th Street
St Louis MO 63104

Grand Gallery Walk: Friday, 16 May

Grand Center, St. Louis' premier Arts and Entertainment District, is delighted once again to host the Grand Gallery Walk, Friday, May 16 from 5 to 9 pm.

The Grand Gallery Walk offers visitors a journey through Grand Center's historic streetscapes lined with galleries-large and small-featuring an eclectic mix of paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry and mixed media from world-renowned artists. Guests are invited to design their own course for an enchanting stroll through more than a dozen galleries and museums throughout the District. Complimentary trolleys will be on hand to welcome participants aboard for a delightful twilight tour of Grand Center's exciting collection of artistic venues and exhibits. Signage throughout the District will indicate designated trolley stops.

A Grand Gallery Walk Passport will be issued to patrons, good for discounts at Grand Center's restaurants, including Reggie's Backstage, Best Steak House, Joe Boccardi's Ristorante, The Bistro at Grand Center, Tempt Café @ the Contemporary, and Nadoz Euro Bakery and Café. Passports will be available at all participating galleries and museums.
Those visiting six (6) or more galleries or museums may enter to win prizes at a drawing taking place at Sheldon Art Galleries at 8:45 pm. Participants do not have to be present to win. WHAT TO SEE AND DO?



  • Alex Couwenberg: Working Space [MAIN GALLERY]
  • Shawn Burkard: Over and Over and Over [FRONT ROOM]
  • Jill Downen: Cornerstone [NEW MEDIA ROOM]
  • Gallery Artists [PROJECT ROOM]
John Armleder and Olivier Mosset

Michael Oliveri's E-scaping the Grid

Visual Noise: Includes sculptural works by John Baldessari, John Chamberlain and Anish Kapoor

Miao Xiaochun: The Last Judgment in Cyberspace

The History of the Motorcycle: 100 Motorcycles. 100 Years.

4 OF A KIND: Anthony High, Keith Sheapard, Bonnye Brown and Edward Hogan (all artists from the Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, Kansas community)

Grand Center 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

Dan Flavin: Constructed Light

Discerning Palette: Jerry O. Wilkerson Retrospective

Louis Cameron: Recent Paintings, Collages, and Video

  • See You In The Funny Papers: The Rich Tradition Of St. Louis Cartooning
  • Herb Snitzer: Photographs From The Last Years of Metronome, 1958-1962
  • Clifford R. Martin: Navy Photographer
  • Weese Fellows Exhibit 2008: Don Koster and Jen Maigret
  • Things That Matter: Art By Children With Autism
  • Cowgirls: Contemporary Portraits of the American West
Art of Kenneth Stanford

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday, 16 May 2008


At Third Degree East Gallery from May 16 to June 17: Glassaholics Anonymous: SIU-Carbondale Glass Program Graduating Class of 2008. What have those crazy kids been up to? See for yourself! MFA and BFA students strut their stuff in this exhibit of glass work, featuring blown, kiln cast, solidworked, enamel on plate glass, and fused/slumped glass. Exhibiting BFA Students: Patrick Amorosa, Jacci Delany, Liz Gallagher, Chris Makay, Andrew Najarian, Mellisa Palmer, Julia Rogers, William Sieber. Exhibiting MFA Students: Manabu Akiyoshi, Cortney Boyd, Robin Rogers

Third Fridays at Third Degree are free, family-friendly events. Thirsty? Cash bar provided. For more info: or 314-367-4527. Play with fire!

Friday, May 09, 2008

May Gallery: 9 May 2008

Something In My Eye: a group show

Something In My Eye

9 May - 1 August 2008
Opening reception Friday,
9 May 2008, 5-7 pm

Lanz Christian Bañes, Krista Rose Breece, Samantha S. Britton, Audrey Burke, Chad E. Colliver, Colin R. Dabbs, Tiffany Davis, Quinn Marie Gardner, Maxwell S. Gersh, Ivan Guzman, Kyle D. Heikkila, Jennifer Hengst, Leigh Hullverson, Nicholas Licata, Michelle Lyons, Mollyann McNichols, Jennifer Michelle Meinhardt, Timothy Merritt, Loren Munder, Allison Shanahan, Janine Marie St. Gemme, Andrea Elen Watkins, Laila Wessel, Chris Willingham, Ian Wolfgang

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.

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 16 May 2008

Annette Morriss
"This Way and That Way"
Opening: Friday, May 16, 6-8pm

Please join as as we open a solo exhibition for New York artist, Annette Morriss. "This Way and That Way" will feature her recent drawings and multi-media works which explore rationality and order with an emphasis upon geometry and form. However, a unique sense of pattern provides her compositions with movement and spontaneity. The show, "This Way and That Way" opens with a reception for the Artist on Friday, May 16, 6-8pm and continues through July 6th. This evening will be a Euclid/McPherson gallery walk.

Atrium Gallery is located at 4729 McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108. Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-4, and by appointment.

For more information and images please visit our website or call 314.367.1076

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

TONIGHT ~~~ 6 to 10pm ~~~ 3151 Cherokee
(and Saturdays through May 31st, 11am - 3pm)


*Wesley Fordyce sculpts in wood and stone, unleashing heroic female forms; Jenna Bauer works in oil paint, limning fields of color and light. Fordyce's sculptures imply a sense of permanence, his materials seemingly strong enough to last a lifetime. Bauer's work is one moment suspended on the canvas, something ethereal pinned in place. But neither artist's works are as static as the materials that comprise them. Wait for the light to move, and the statue ages; the colors in the painting waver and represent a different moment. Time works on the piece and the viewer, and the impermanence of it all — life, art, human endeavor — peeks out briefly, winks and disappears back into the stone, sinks beneath the brush strokes. - Paul Friswold, Riverfront Times*

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts
3151 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63118

Jacoby Arts Center: Friday, 9 May 2008

Riverbend Ink: Every Tattoo Tells a Story
Opens this evening from 5 - 8 PM

Madison County Arts Council
Wine tasting provided by Mary Michelle Winery

Jacoby Arts Center
627 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

Jacoby Arts Center: Friday, 9 May 2008

Riverbend Ink: Every Tattoo Tells a Story
Opens this evening from 5 - 8 PM

Madison County Arts Council
Wine tasting provided by Mary Michelle Winery

Jacoby Arts Center
627 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

Thursday, May 08, 2008

May Gallery: Friday, 9 May 2008

Something In My Eye: a group show

Something In My Eye

9 May - 1 August 2008
Opening reception Friday,
9 May 2008, 5-7 pm

Lanz Christian Bañes, Krista Rose Breece, Samantha S. Britton, Audrey Burke, Chad E. Colliver, Colin R. Dabbs, Tiffany Davis, Quinn Marie Gardner, Maxwell S. Gersh, Ivan Guzman, Kyle D. Heikkila, Jennifer Hengst, Leigh Hullverson, Nicholas Licata, Michelle Lyons, Mollyann McNichols, Jennifer Michelle Meinhardt, Timothy Merritt, Loren Munder, Allison Shanahan, Janine Marie St. Gemme, Andrea Elen Watkins, Laila Wessel, Chris Willingham, Ian Wolfgang

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.

Three Sinks Gallery: Friday, 9 May 2008

Radical Thread
New Work by Teri Moore and Nancy Rogers

May 9 - June 14, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday May 9, 6 to 9pm

Teri Moore and Nancy Rogers use mixed media to explore stitching as a contemporary art element. Nancy Rogers, from St. Louis, MO, stitches tanks, battleships and fighter planes onto vintage linens. Her paintings are canvases of vintage linen that have been painted over and stitched into with war motifs. Teri Moore, from Paducah,KY, uses string to stitch together found materials. Her work incorporates materials such as clay, metals, canvas, paint and photos and her standing floor pieces moveable parts.

Gallery Hours Mon. - Thurs. 10am to 5pm, Fri. and Sat. 10am to 2p

Three Sinks Gallery
8715 Big Bend (at Elm Ave. and I-44)
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Millstone Gallery at COCA: Friday, 9 May 2008

How many paintings does it take to fill the Millstone Gallery at COCA? How many paintings does it take to showcase 45 years of work by Peter Shank? Find out at our opening tomorrow night:

Peter Shank: Journey
Friday, May 9 at the Millstone Gallery at COCA
524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO 63130
Gallery talk: 5:30 p.m.
Reception: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The exhibition of small scale gouache paintings by Peter Shank features over [?] works based on his travels throughout the U.S., Europe and North Africa from the 1960s through today. The paintings, which often include elements of collage, are more than just the snapshots of a tourist as they incorporate historical and social commentary.

Peter Shank has exhibited at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Yale University and the Galerie Arch in Amsterdam. His commissioned work became the face of the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the COCA Family Theatre Series.

Meet the artist, enjoy complimentary wine, and find out the answer to the above questions at the opening reception.
524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO 63130
314.725.1834 x102

Open Lot: Saturday, 17 May 2008

Visit Open Lot for our May exhibition, *Contemporary Furniture in its Natural Habitat. Opening reception: Saturday, May 17th from 6 to 10 pm. 1310 South 18th Street, St. louis, 63104.

The exhibition features works by local designers, sculptors, and students. Each piece contributes to the contemporary discourse of furniture design with innovative use of material, striking form, and clever methods of construction.

As Open Lot is a home and studio, pieces will be placed throughout the building in their logical locations, instead of being treated as gallery objects. As a result, viewers will get a close and candid view of contemporary solutions for seating, shelving, and lighting (and a pair of furniture-inspired sculptural pieces).

The exhibition will feature work by egg collective, Annaliesa Harris, John Kleinschmidt,
Patrick Knobloch, Nick Lang, Megan Lepp, Amanda Miller, and Jon Yianilos, with more to be announced.
Open Lot
1310 South 18th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104

Old Frisco Cafe: Saturday, 10 May 2008

Florissant Valley Student Art Exhibition
May 9 -17, 2008

Reception this Saturday, May 10, 7-9 p.m.
at the Old Frisco Cafe, 910 Olive Street (9th & Olive) in downtown St. Louis, MO

exhibition hours: 11-4 p.m. Fri., May 9, Sat., May 10, Thurs., May 15, Fri. May 16, Sat., May 17. For more information call (314) 513-4375 or email

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 16 May 2008

Book Release and Signing
Vanishing America: The End of Main Street
Written by Michael Eastman
Published by Rizzoli

Join us for at Eastman's book signing and exhibition, Friday, May 16th from 5 - 8pm

Think of the quirky buildings you pass every day but whose quiet beauty you take for granted—the moviehouses, juke joints, soda fountains, barbershops, roadside diners, and storefront churches. You don’t miss them until they’re gone. As suburban sprawl and strip malls conquer the country, these vestiges of a lost way of life are falling under the wrecking ball. Here the photographer Michael Eastman has made the ultimate road trip, crisscrossing the nation dozens of times, to capture these buildings on film before they vanish. These dreamy images call us to question what we choose to let go in the wake of contemporary life, with a cool melancholy that evokes the work of Edward Hopper, Jack Kerouac, and William Eggleston. There is a wry sense of humor here as well. The book delights in the idiosyncracies of America’s vernacular styles, ranging from Depression Deco to New England clapboard in random juxtapositions that accrue over time in a town’s landscape. Countless visual puns arise among the book’s many detailed images of signs and statuettes. Vanishing America catalogues great everyday American architecture and design. But it also offers a provocative portrait of the silent emptiness that has descended upon vanishing small communities everywhere.

Books available for sale at the gallery.
Gallery Hours Tuesday-Friday 10 am–5 pm, Saturday noon- 4 pm, and by appointment.

7513 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
314.862.8557 fax

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 9 May 2008

Opening Night
Friday, May 9
6:00 pm, Free admission, complimentary valet

Member Preview:
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Public Opening:
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Special Performance
by Ei Arakawa

Grab family and friends and join the Contemporary in the excitement of the Opening Night of John Armleder and Olivier Mosset. Enjoy free admission and complimentary valet. If you would like more on this exhibition, please visit our website.

Also on Opening Night, New York-based artist Ei Arakawa, in collaboration with special guests, stages his one-time "Grand Openings" performance, the remains of which become this season's inaugural Front Room installation. For more information on The Front Room, click here.

Big Bend Yoga Center: Saturday, 17 May 2008

Alternatives With Education will hold an Art Opening and Sale.

Proceeds will benefit their work that provides developmental, training and educational programs for prisoners to reduce violence in jails and prisons and to help prisoners become contributing members to society. Saturday, 17 May from 3-5 pm at Big Bend Yoga Center, 88 N. Gore, Webster Groves. For more info, call 314-540-6862.

Art Coop: Friday, 9 May 2008

33 reasons to visit Art Coop's MAYO exhibit this Friday night.

Friday, May 9, 7 to 11 p.m. At 4515 Olive and 462 North Taylor (3 doors down the street).

Exhibiting new work by Fawn O'Connor, Bob Herndon, Ashley Bolling, Erica Popp, Andrea LaFreniere, Ben Mudd, Melanie Willis, Steve Rabenberg, Jennifer Weigel, Deborah Weinstein, A.J. Maytas, Nilsen Turan-Kennedy, Jim True, Jason Bly, Michael Burks, Maria Marshall, DeJaneiro Jones, Jeremy Hendry, Judith Beck, Rachel Kujawa, Jessica Taylor, Sheryl Rudy, Dr. J, Charlie Vavrinek, Christine Gore, Leigh Scuderi, Andre Ross, Audry Clare, Chad Forbis, Darf Grimmly, Allison Domer, Jim Spell.

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

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 9 May 2008

The Department of Art is proud to present the 2008 M.A. Thesis Exhibition

the new confusion

featuring the work of Camillo Spiegelfeld

Opening Reception: Friday, May 9, 6-8p

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

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 9 May 2008

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

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles based painter Alex Couwenberg. The subject matter in his work comes from a deep appreciation of the aesthetic associated with the Southern California culture. 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.

In the Project Room, Shawn Burkard, a young artist from St. Louis 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.

Wed –Sat 10:00 – 5:00pm


Maps Contemporary Art Space: Thursday, 5 June 2008

Maps' June exhibition features Courtney Henson.

Please join us Thursday, June 5th, 2008 from 7-10 p.m. for the opening of Character Study: Collected Data.
Thursday, June 5th- Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Continuing from her time spent in the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis' Front Room during Maps' Character Study project, Courtney plans to collect data about the seedlings she dispersed during Character Study: Dichotomy Investigation, as well as continue the creation and performance of several ongoing works.

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

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Mississippi Mud Pottery: Friday, 9 May 2008

What and Where and When You Are: abstract places from Jeremy Rabus
Opening: Friday, May 9, 2008, from 6-9 PM

Runs throughout the month of May.
Mississippi Mud Pottery
310 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002