Friday, January 30, 2009

Liermann Loft: Saturdyay, 31 January 2009

One in a Million
Photojournalism Art Exhibit examining the role of women in modern China
by Patrick DePuydt and Kathryn Jonas
Saturday, January 31, 2009

In The Liermann Loft, 3303 MERAMEC - Sponsored by Urban Eats Cafe
Patrick and Kathryn spent a year in China, interviewing and photographing Chinese women in all walks of life for this dynamic exhibit of giant photos and Chinese characters, suspended from 17 foot loft rafters.

Chinese Experience Month Finale
Food, Drinks, Music, Party and Art
Pre-Party Happy Hour Feast at Urban Eats Café 5pm—7pm

Grand Finale Party In The Liermann Loft
$5— Admission, hors d'oeuvres, wine
A Taste of China!
Art in the Loft, Essay Applications to win one of the giant Original Mounted Photos!

PHD Gallery: Sunday, 8 February 2009

PLEASE JOIN US Sun., Feb. 8, 2009 from 1-3 p.m.
for a champagne reception & artist talk with DAVID R. HANLON
(free... please RSVP) (314) 664-6644 or

ORIGINS... In his photographic series Origins, David R. Hanlon explores the nature of evolution and development. Through studies of artifactual and aquatic material, the artist creates images of ambiguous organic shapes and forms. Printed from paper negatives, the sepia toned silver gelatin prints in this series are limited to editions of two. Fifteen of Hanlon's "Photogenic
Drawings" will be on view through February 21, 2009 in phd gallery's newly added portfolio gallery.
PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 664-6644

PHD Gallery: Sunday, 8 February 2009

PLEASE JOIN US Sun., Feb. 8, 2009 from 1-3 p.m.

for a champagne reception & artist talk with DAVID R. HANLON

(free... please RSVP) (314) 664-6644 or


In his photographic series Origins, David R. Hanlon explores the nature of evolution and development. Through studies of artifactual and aquatic material, the artist creates images of
ambiguous organic shapes and forms. Printed from paper negatives, the sepia toned silver gelatin prints in this series are limited to editions of two. Fifteen of Hanlon's "Photogenic
Drawings" will be on view through February 21, 2009 in phd gallery's newly added portfolio gallery.
PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 664-6644

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cummel's Cafe: Friday, 6 February 2009

"Fatal Attraction" is a mixed media art show presenting new works from Cindy Royal and Craig Downs. The show opens February 6th at Cummel's Cafe: 1627 Washington Avenue. Artwork will be on display throughout the month. The reception will be from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and will include musical performances by "Box of Nerves" for your ecelctic enjoyment. Complimentary refreshments will also be served.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Galley: Saturday-Sunday, 14-15 February 2009

7 deadly sins
Featured Artist Dion Hitchings
February 14 & 15, 2009 1:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Galley
2028 South 12th Street Saint Louis, Missouri 63104

Monday, January 26, 2009

Edwin Art Warehouse: Friday, 30 January 2009

Wash. U. Sculpture Department annual Sculpture Show this FRIDAY JANUARY 30

-isms & -ities
Opening Jan. 30th, 7pm-11pm
Refreshments will be served.
additional viewing Saturday 3-7pm.

24 Student artists showing off fine arts and crafts. Lots of great things to see and lots of great stuff on sale (for all budgets! Ranging from $1 & up!).

Edwin Art Warehouse
601 Edwin Street
St. Louis, MO. 63130

Craft Alliance Grand Center: Friday, 30 January 2009

Craft Alliance Presents An installation Exhibit by Jennifer Angus: Locusts & Honey
January 30 – May 17, 2009
Public Opening Reception - Friday, January 30, 6:00-9:00pm
Gallery Hours Wednesday–Saturday 12-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm, Monday–Tuesday Closed

Using exotic insects and pinning them to the walls and furniture, Angus creates patterns which mimic textiles and wallpaper. In her work Angus highlights the interplay between science and art; she confronts the viewer, playing on their discomfort with bugs. In Locusts & Honey, Angus alludes to culture, history and the environment by utilizing two natural elements that are linked together, insects and honey. The artist explains, “insects play an important role in the health of our environment from the decomposition of organic matter to the pollination of flowers, which in turn produce fruit.” Locusts and Honey maintains a tension between “the beauty one observes in the pattern and the apprehension we feel toward insects.” Using insects as art forces the viewer to examine their personal feelings towards bugs and reshapes their views of what constitutes an art medium. The installation of Locusts and Honey begins January 25 and continues until January 30. The public is encouraged to watch Jennifer and her team create large scale patterns using insects beginning Monday, January 26th through Friday, January 30th.

  • Friday, January 30: Public Opening Reception (free) 6-9pm
  • Saturday, January 31: Workshop with Jennifer Angus 10am – 2pm, The Language of Pattern: Computer Graphics and Cloth
  • Sunday, March 29: Buggin’ Out 1 – 4pm. join us for a free family event at our Grand Center location
Craft Alliance in Grand Center
501 N. Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Friday, 6 February 2009

In Sight: Selections from the Collections
February 6 - May 10, 2009
Laumeier Sculpture Park Indoor Galleries

Opening Night: February 6, 2009 5-7 PM
Curator's Talk at 5:30 PM

Laumeier Sculpture Park presents a survey of some rarely-seen works, unique ephemera and recent acquisitions from its extensive collection of contemporary art. More than 40 works of sculpture, book arts as well as audio and video pieces exploring the range of collecting that Laumeier has engaged in for three decades will be exhibited.

"This exhibition is drawn from Laumeier's wonderful but under-exposed permanent collection," said Kim Humphries, Laumeier's Director of Exhibitions and Collections. "In Sight focuses on a few key areas of that collection: recent acquisitions, book arts, printed matter and ephemera, recently conserved work and sculpture. Among the recent acquisitions featured are works by Mark di Suvero, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Tobias Putrih, Sue Eisler, Richard Nonas, Robert Chambers and Joseph Havel. Laumeier will also be presenting an 18-foot long Michael Heizer earthwork, Compression Line, from 1968.

Laumeier's collection of S.M.S. Press and Parkett limited edition publications provide a great lineup of artists working in print and other media. Unique works by James Lee Byars, Richard Hamilton, Walter di Maria, Ray Johnson, Marcel Duchamp, Meret Oppenheim, Joseph Kosuth, H.C. Westerman, Man Ray, Arman, John Cage and Roy Lichtenstein will be exhibited. Also extracted from the S.M.S. and Parkett collections will be a Bruce Nauman video and a trio of vintage sound works, at individual listening stations, by music legends La Monte Young and Terry Riley as well as a unique spoken word piece by Bernar Venet.

Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road
St. Louis, MO 63127

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 30 January 2009

Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future

Friday, January 30
Public Opening Reception, 7-9 pm

Eero Saarinen was one of the most prolific, unorthodox, and controversial architects of the twentieth century. By exploring Saarinen's entire output of more than fifty built and proposed projects--including St. Louis's iconic Gateway Arch--Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future will be the first opportunity to understand the architect's collective work in the larger context of postwar modern architecture through full-scale mock-ups and a selection of drawings, models, photographs, films, and other ephemera.

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

Wing Haven: Saturday, 24 January 2009

Abstractions of Childhood and Nature
Abstract Expressionism

Featured artists include John Boren, Gayle Kitchens-Borho, and Virginia Dragschutz

Beginning Saturday, January 24 through March 1
Gallery Hours: 1-4 P.M. every Saturday and Sunday
Opening Reception Saturday, January 24 from 6-8 P.M.

7443 Village Center Drive
Wing Haven
O’Fallon, MO 63368

Thursday, January 22, 2009

May Gallery: Friday, 23 January 2009

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

River Water, © Robert LaRouche
© Robert LaRouche

David Angell, Francesco Arese Visconti, Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Dan Dreyfus, Elie Gardner, Christine Giancola, Greg Landrum, Holger Lang, Robert LaRouche, James Leick, Joseph John Lowry, Dominique Macaire, Liz Miller, David A. Moore, Stephan Rauch, Jack Rinehart, Janis L. Sago, Susan Hacker Stang, T. Ann Tolin, Curt von Diest

(Mr. Arese Visconti teaches photography at Webster University Geneva; Mr. Lang at Webster University Vienna; Ms. Miller at Webster University Leiden; Mr. Rauch at Webster University Vienna.)

23 January - 20 February 2009
Opening reception Friday, 23 January 2009, 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

Urban Arts Collective: Sunday, 25 January 2009

Jeane Vogel: Brunch & Photo-Impressionism

The Urban Arts Collective presents a collection of work by Jeane Vogel. Bruch and Photo-impressionism is open to the public from 11AM til 2 PM pm, Sunday, January 25, 2009 in the Arts Collective space adjacent to the Urban Eats Café, at 3301 Meramec Street, St Louis Mo 63118. Doors to the exhibit will open at 11AM with complimentary wine & cheese.

Premiering in this exhibit is "1.20.09-Let's Get to Work!" -- new work in honor of the Inauguration of President Obama. She works in a variety of traditional and alternative photographic techniques, including hand altered Polaroids and infrared, in order to produce an alternate vision of the world.

In conjunction with the show, Urban Eats Café will offer a specially priced menu: Artistic Inspiration Brunch & Tipple. No reservations are required.

More information and directions to the Urban Arts Collective can be found at

Kirkwood United Methodist Church: Sunday, 25 January 2009

You are invited to an opening reception for "Christ in Art: Where is Hope?" this Sunday at 4:00pm @ Kirkwood United Methodist Church, on display from Sunday, January 25th to Sunday, February 22nd.

The reception is from 4-6pm, Sunday, January 25th.

Kirkwood United Methodist Church
201 West Adams
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(2 blocks west of Kirkwood Road)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Contemporary Art Museum: Friday, 23 January 2009

Friday, January 23
6:00 pm, Member Preview
7:00 pm, Public reception, Free admission, complimentary valet, cash bar

Grab family and friends and join us in the excitement of the Opening Night of Gedi Sibony: My Arms Are Tied Behind My Other Arms and Bruce Nauman: Dead Shot Dan in the main galleries and Fia Backström and Sean Snyder in The Front Room.

Visit to learn more about Opening Weekend and the exhibitions.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Brentwood Gallery: Friday, 23 January 2009

the photo section of the saint louis artists guild opening.
please join us this friday night for a (sic) all new show.
7 to 10 pm also open saturdays noon to 5 pm

brentwood gallery
2119 s. brentwood
st louis mo 63110
1/2 mile south of the galleria

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Nurturing Spiri: Saturday, 7 February 2009

The Nurturing Spirit presents SEDUCING THE THIRD EYE

An art show featuring ten St. Louis area artists in a variety of media located in The Grove.

Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 12:00 to 4:00pm

Jennica Abrams, Melissa Bales, Patricia Carter, Genevieve Esson, William C. Hutton, Jr., Levi Lancaster, Jane Linders, Steve Merritt, R.D. Peters, Timothy E. Wagner

Nurturing Spirit
4301 Arco Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 22 January 2009

from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, MO

Thursday, January 22, 6 - 8 p.m.

Shades of Greatness, a collection of paintings and sculptures about the history of Negro League Baseball travels to the Schmidt at Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC). The exhibit will feature 35 paintings and sculptures by national artists commissioned by the NLBM. The exhibit was developed by the museum to meet the growing interest about the history of the great players, who because of segregation, played in their own leagues until the mid 1950s.


Poth worked as an illustrator and graphic designer for his company, Visual Communications, from 1965 until 1985. During that time, he began investigating new materials to communicate
how imagination interprets reality. The results are colorful, thoughtful and whimsical sculptures. Many of his works have movable parts to engage the viewers as "co-creators."


VISIT US. The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center is located on the Belleville Campus of Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC). Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Free visitor parking is available in front of the Art Center. HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday 11 am-5 pm, Thursday 11 am- 8 pm, Closed Sunday, Monday, and school holidays. Call 618-222-5278 for more information.

2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 23 January 2009

Deborah McClary: Recent Work

Opening Reception: Friday January 23, 2009 6pm – 10pm
January 23 – February 20, 2009
Gallery Hours Wed., Fri., Sat. Noon – 5pm Or by appointment

Good Citizen Gallery would like to invite you to the opening reception of “Deborah McClary: Recent Work”. Deborah McClary works in different media from painting to sculpture, photography and video installations. Tension has been a recurring theme made evident in her work. McClary’s work often evokes a strong visceral response from the viewer, forcing us to interpret her work based upon our physical and emotional reactions, rather than just an intellectually fueled translation.

Good Citizen is also pleased to present a new Billboard by McClary which will be up concurrent to the exhibition inside the Gallery. McClary’s Billboard will be on the southern facing side of the billboard at 2247 Gravois Ave.
2247 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Thursday, 22 January 2009

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit of works by Mark and Patricia Sheppard. Narratives and Observations: Drawings, Paintings, and Ceramics by Mark and Patricia Sheppard exhibits both individual pieces as well as collaborative. The exhibit runs from January 12 - February 26, 2009. Please join the artists for the reception Thursday January 22, 6-8pm.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-10pm, Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-10pm.
Maryville University
Morton J. May Foundation Gallery (located in the library)
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141

Gateway Gallery: Sunday, 18 January 2009

Gateway Gallery Presents a Special Exhibition.
"The Architectural Drawings of Michael Anderson"

View the exhibit and meet Michael Anderson
Sunday Afternoon, January 18th, 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Gallery Hours: Wednesday 11-6 Thursday 11-6, Friday 11-7, Saturday 11-6, Sunday 10-5,
Closed Monday and Tuesday

His facility of line is a sight to behold!

An exhibition of drawings by architectural illustrator and gallery member Michael Anderson will be shown in the Gateway Gallery Featured Artists space Jan 4 through Feb 8, 2009. All the drawings are from the artist's personal collection and have not been exhibited before. They were commissioned by architects and designers and depict a variety of projects including the renovation of the Coronado Ballroom, St. Louis, a Six Flags theme park ride in Gurnee, IL and an interstate highway extension in Reno, NV.

Gateway Gallery
7921 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, Missouri 63105

The Gallery at First Capital News : Sunday, 1 February 2009

"A Study of Light" Artist Reception
February 1, 2009 6pm-9pm

Kim William Gordon is a landscape and “found object” photographer who experiments with a variety of cameras. His main body of work studies the idea that fractals are imbedded within the everyday world, and then relating these natural occurring harmonies to a photograph. His work includes digital, 4X5 sheet film view cameras, pin hole, 3D cameras as well as a variety of “novelty” cameras used for creative experimentation.

The Gallery at First Capital News
519 South Main
Saint Charles, Missouri 6330

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Belas Artes: Saturday, 24 January 2009

Belas Artes invites you to expand your horizons and experience the whimsical and "out of the box" surrealist art exhibit "Fables by Phil Jarvis"

Saturday, January 24th at 8pm

With this exhibit, you will be delighted with the colors and shapes of Jarvis' art while confronted with the question Do You See What I See?

Each of us sees the world through our own lens, which are the result of our beliefs and culture. What we like and dislike has to do with how what we are experiencing resonates with our established paradigms. Jarvis' art moves something inside us. In most of the cases we either like it or dislike it. Throughout his work the characters put in and take out masks showing many times scary images that hide anger and fear that inhabit the psych of every one of us.

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 17 January 2009

Human Nature - His/Hers
Jan. 19 - Feb. 19, 2009
reception: Sat., Jan. 17, 6-8 PM

Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Ave. Ste. 150
St. Louis, MO 63101

Monday, January 12, 2009

Urban Arts Collective: Saturday, 17 January 2009

Please join Urban Eats Cafe for Timothy Wagner's opening reception Saturday, January 17, 2009, from Noon to 7p.m. in the Urban Arts Collective space adjacent to the Urban Eats Cafe, located at 3301 Meramec Street (at Virginia). There will be one new exhibition through March 31, 2009.

There will be food, drinks and live beats bought by DJ Mahf from 5 to 7pm.

The Urban Arts Collective Project is an ongoing partnership with rotating artists who display their work in the Urban Arts Collective space, adjacent to the Urban Eats Cafe.

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday, 16 January 2009


Third Degree East Gallery: January 16 - February 11

The Road. Photographs by Greg Barth. After working as a commercial photographer for a number of years and feeling...uh...commercialized, Barth decided to start a photographic quest. This exhibit presents an "on the road" look at his journey.

Generations: Father and Son in Glass. Terry Bloodworth and son Gabe present glass works reflecting the similarities and differences of a father-son team of glass artists. Terry's work is centered around the vessel, influenced by traditional American off-hand glass work and Native American and Japanese ceramic motifs.

Third Fridays at Third Degree are free, family-friendly events. Thirsty? A cash bar is provided.

January 16 Third Friday. See glassblowing demonstrations, make a snowflake glass keepsake, hear live music, enjoy art. Cash bar.
5200 Delmar
about a mile east of the Delmar Loop, between UC and the CWE

THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library: Friday, 6 February 2009

The February exhibit in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library (6701 Delmar Blvd, 63130) entitled “Scripted Nostalgia” features sculpted stoneware faces and mixed media work by Jerry Breakstone and Rudy Zapf. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 6, 2009, 6 – 8 pm in THE GALLERY. The work is on display February 2 – 27 and may be viewed during normal library hours, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 9 pm; Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, 1 – 5 pm.

Friday, January 09, 2009

ArtDimensions’ 3rd Floor Gallery: Friday, 16 January 2009

Square Foot Show & Digital Rotation
Artists’ Reception January 16, 2009 ­ 7:00pm-11:00pm
Exhibit continues through January 31 during gallery hours, Thurs-Sat, noon-4pm
The artists’ reception will feature music, live art, culinary delights from local restaurants including Maggiano’s and live poetry readings.

Main Gallery: “Square Foot Show”
Exhibit Director: Christopher Arnold
This exhibit is a non-juried exhibit of over 125 works by over 65 artists including several artists from outside of Missouri. Several media are represented including paintings, photography and fiber art. The limitation in size has definitely not limited the creativity of the artists. It is an artistic sampling of great proportions.

Flax Gallery, accelerating women in the arts: “Digital Rotation”
Flax Gallery Director: Jenn Carter
“Digital Rotation is a display of artwork on a series of screens featuring 19 female artists and over 250 images of their work. This show is unique because it is completely virtual, utilizing 10 LCD screens throughout the gallery space. This digital platform creates a cohesive environment where art meets technology with a big impact. Gallery visitors can look up information on pieces that strike their interest in an accompanying booklet. As the Flax Gallery director I look forward to developing this show on a yearly basis and watching it grow into a database of artwork by local St. Louis women.”
ArtDimensions’ 3rd Floor Gallery
1214 Washington Ave.
(enter through Mossa Contemporary Furniture Store and go to the 3rd floor)

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 16 January 2009

JANUARY 16 - ­ FEBRUARY 13, 2009

Brigham Dimick’s new work combines personal and collective narratives about imminent and occurring danger, both real and imagined. In his works on paper, he invents a context surrounding his body, playing on ideas of effacement and chance. The use of charcoal in the work draws a parallel between his subject matter and the physical material used to create, providing a record of the body. In his paintings, he employs arterial systems such as highways and branches to suggest collective culture and embody personal allegory.

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

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 23 January 2009

Claudio Bravo at Atrium Gallery
Opening Reception, Friday, January 23, 6-8 p.m.

Please join us as Atrium Gallery presents "A Bestiary," a series of fifteen lithographs by Chilean artist Claudio Bravo, depicting animals native to Morocco . These exceptional works illustrate the extraordinary draftsmanship of one of the most preeminent contemporary realist painters. Bravo currently lives and works in Morocco and exhibits internationally. All works are courtesy of Marlborough Graphics New York. The exhibition opens with a Reception Friday, January 23rd, 6-8 p.m., and continues through March 14.

Gallery Hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10-6 and Tuesday by appointment.

Atrium Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 16 January 2009

St. Louis' Most Talented Young Sculptor Earns his Title with an Ambitious Installation at Philip Slein Gallery.

Friday, Jan. 16th 2009, Reception 6-9pm and runs through Feb. 28th.
Free and open to the public.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm

All I Needed was Everything is the title of John Watson's show at the Philip Slein Gallery, opening January 16th and running through February 28th. Cobbled together from scraps of wood and drywall screws, his objects and installations begin as rudimentary ideas, and grow into pieces that not only occupy—but also create and define space. The work is at oncee playful, animated, serious, and ominous as it teeters between structure and collapse, a perfect allegory of the modern world. Watson, master of the allegory, is a professor of sculpture of Webster University. His work has been featured at Laumeier Sculpture Park and in the most recent Aqua Art Fair in Miami.

Also showing at the Philip Slein Gallery is Selected Prints by Tony Fitzpatrick in conjunction with his show Tony Fitzpatrick: The City Etchings 1993-2003 at Gallery 210, University of Missouri Saint Louis. The show is a selection of some of the noted Chicago artist's greatest hits.

The Philip Slein Gallery
1319 Washington Ave. Downtown St. Louis

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 17 January 2009

White Flag Projects is pleased to announce its next exhibition:

one loses one's classics

Recent paintings and sculpture by Michael Byron, Caetano De Almeida, Stef Driesen, Jacob Kassay, Jim Lee, Carrie Moyer, Jamisen Ogg, Matthew Rich, Anja Schwörer, Nancy Shaver, and Garth Weiser.

January 17 – February 15, 2009
Opening Reception Saturday, January 17 7-10PM
Closing Reception Sunday, February 15 12-2PM

The exhibition is centered on distinct and radical approaches to painting, particularly strategies that subvert traditional approaches to media, application, or substrate.

One Loses One's Classics examines how artists continue to find value in questions of what painting is, and how they each choose to make use of the medium's long and complex history. With techniques that range from exposing canvas to pollution to electroplating to traditional oil on canvas, One Loses One's Classics illuminates each artist's struggle to find something relevant for themselves within a constantly contracting set of possibilities for making an old medium feel newer, if not altogether new.
White Flag Projects
4568 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery: Friday, 9 January 2009

Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery exhibits Pillows & Power, fiber art sculpture by Amy Lee Ball and Kathryn Goedde, January 9 - 31.

Join us for the Opening Reception Friday, January 9 from 6 – 9 PM
Free and open to the public, wine and light refreshments.

Amy Lee Ball uses stiffened fabric sculptures to convey and honor the strength and power that women possess. She uses soft pliable fabric, representing the beauty and vulnerability in the female mind with the conflicting hardness of glue to reveal inner strength paired with determination. Her work bridges the history of womankind from mythological goddesses of the past to women inspiring her present life. Pillow creations by Katie Goedde compliment the sculpture.

Exhibiting January 4-31, 2009
Open Mondays 1-3 p.m. Call 314.621.4744 to confirm additional hours

Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery
1905 Park Avenue in Lafayette Square
St. Louis, MO 63104

Framations: Saturday, 10 January 2009

Join us at Framations Art Gallery for our Third Annual Photography Exhibition, Beyond the Lens III.

Opening Reception Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 1-4pm, awards at 2:30pm.
Exhibit will run through February 8, 2009.

This year's exhibit was juried by Janice Nesser, and features work the following photographers: Bob Barton, Ruth Ann Bauers, Michael J. Burks, Bill Carrier, Nancy Donnell, Laura Evans, Beth Goyer, Shelley Haynes, Thomas D. Henning, Stephanie Hulsey, Greg Kluempers, Dennis McCarthy, Barbara Merlotti, Linda J. Green/Metzler, Gary Morrison, Kd Reinhold, Jennifer Roberts, Carolyn Schlueter, Colin Wright, Barbara Zucker.

218 N. Main St.
St. Charles, MO 63301

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 23 January 2009

Opening Reception Friday, January 23, from 6 to 9 pm
JANUARY 23 – FEBRUARY 28, 2009, Wed – Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Project Room I GENELL MILLER: Memories
Front Room I TODD ANDERSON: The Nearest Faraway Place
Media Room I MAYA ESCOBAR: you and your friends vol. 1

“Beverly Fishman: New Paintings” at Bruno David Gallery will be the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work in Saint Louis. On view, in the Main Gallery from January 23 to February 28, 2009, the show will include the most recent paintings made by the Detroit based artist over the last two years. Ms. Fishman will be giving a lecture on her work as part of the Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series on Thursday, January 22. Beverly Fishman is one of the preeminent artists of her generation: a pioneering painter whose work combines abstraction with the exploration of science, technology and medicine. Fishman’s latest work is a vibrant barrage of information derived from and alluding to charted systems and functions of the natural
universe. Fishman utilizes materials from paint and silkscreen, to polished and powder-coated metal to manipulate light and color, illuminating themes addressing abstraction, technology, medicine, and the body. The amount of information in the artist’s work is at once overwhelming and sublime: the mathematical waves and grids overlap in a seemingly endless supply of information. The work simultaneously describes order and chaos found in both the natural and the manufactured world. Fishman plots out natural phenomena, such as the visible light spectrum, through equations, and alludes to practices in color theory through juxtaposition and use of material. The paintings of Beverly Fishman are visual explorations of a scientific universe, a myriad of literal and metaphorical layers that capture the immensity of what the human mind can and cannot perceive.

In the Project Room, Genell Miller presents a series of recent paintings and drawings titled “TITLE” that explore formal concerns of pattern, repetition and scale, while hinting at her art historical influences. Miller created this series upon returning to St. Louis after staying 11 years in Rome, Italy, and her time among the old masters peeks through her craft. Her reiterations of flora are brought to life in flesh tones reminiscent of the whispy peach-pink of Raphael’s bodies. Her color palette is warm and nostalgic, a maternal embrace on canvas, and the use of repetitive line gesture is indicative of Miller’s exposure to the art history of Italy. The rough, charcoal history of each flower’s beginning often shows through, and the almost architectural investigation and rendering of the form allude to pages from Michealangelo’s sketchbooks. The suggestion of the traditional women’s crafts of quilting and sewing are evident in the grid-like repetition, which also conversely conveys a sense of mechanical mass production. Miller’s new work is a marriage of technique and sensibility, line and form, learned history and sense memory.

In the Front Room, Print Maker Todd Anderson is presenting a suite of Intaglio prints that stems from a desire to investigate implicit approaches to both landscape imagery and the discipline of drawing. The series also strives to share fantastic imagery that enables the viewer to freshly engage in the notion of wilderness in our present time. The artworks take the form of fine art intaglio and mixed media prints. The fictitious mountains and towers were formed through a nuanced and imagined drawing of rocks and cracks. These descriptive elements were repetitiously drawn, millimeter -by-millimeter, with needles and
the aid of magnifying glasses. In this way, the drawing mirrors a climber’s step-by-step approach to summiting a mountain. The hyper-abundance of repetitious mark making suspends disbelief, for no other reason, than the steadiness of the gesture. Through this approach to landscape, the suite aims to technically mirror the organic and evolving nature of actual wilderness environments. “The Nearest Faraway Place” offers refuge from the mundane and muddled circumstances of day-to-day life by
offering technically and aesthetically resolved imagery.

In the New Media Room, multidisciplinary artist Maya Escobar premieres a single-channel video titled "you and your friends vol. 1”. The video places together video footage shot at a house party by the artist and her friends in 2002 and a repeated series of words generated by the artist in 2006, reflecting on her life back in 2002. The left side of the screen flashes with text representing major events of the artist’s 19th year—as she recalled them four years later, while the right side plays recently edited footage taken during the year indexed by the text. The video juxtaposes the casual sarcasm of the hip hoppers gone wild with the obsessive cataloguing of a year of one's life, to create moments of dissonance and agreement, confusion and clarity. The piece examines the capacity humans have to construct our own evolving identity. It is a level of control unique to us. “you and your friends vol. 1” is an attempt to analyze and give structure to that process.
Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
314 531 3030

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Labeebee’s restaurant: Sunday, 18 January 2009

On January 18, 2009, please join Nate Wambold at an opening reception for the debut of his 31 day journey west photography exhibit, Western Splendors Tour Opening Reception: Sunday, January 18, 2009 1p.m. - 5p.m. @ Labeebee’s restaurant in downtown St. Louis 205 N. 9th St. (located at the corner of 9th and Pine and is one block WEST of the 8th and Pine Metrolink station - look for the red sign and red entranceway with stairs headed down) Sneak Preview 01/16/09 until 8p.m. Exhibit will remain through 02/20/09 and will include unique photographs of downtown St. Louis. Catering by Labeebee’s (this is a free and family-friendly event) RSVP’s are greatly appreciated!

Atomic Cowboy: Friday, 9 January 2009

Friday night Jan 2009 7 P.M.

come and see the 13 signs of the Zodiac by Jm Trotter (sic)

come dressed up as a zodiac sign. Optional.
Atomic Cowboy
4141 Manchester
St Louis Mo 63110

University City Library: Friday, 9 January 2009

Fort Gondo: Friday, 9 January 2009


On Friday, January 9, 2009, Fort Gondo will host the first annual Fresh Paint Art Show at 3151 Cherokee. The Schlafly sponsored event, will feature an eclectic collection of graffiti pieces, mixed media, digital works, design, and illustration from five local artists.

Fresh Paint runs from 7pm-10:30 pm. Music and refreshments will be provided.

Fresh Paint is the brainchild of artist, Kevin McCoy who often works with his wife Danielle. Hoping to shed light on street inspired works, he asked his fellow colleagues to participate in this show. "I thought it was time to give these artists a unique platform to display their medium to everyone. It is my hope that the Fresh Paint will help to remove the negative stigma this artform has received throughout the years. Graffiti isn't about destruction or defacing, but rather inspiration and expression."

Visit for further details. Free and open to the public.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Boots Contemporary Art Space: Friday, 16 January 2009

Opening reception Friday, January 16th 6:30 - 10:00 pm
Boots Hours: Wednesdays + Saturdays 12 - 5 pm, Other times by appointment

Conversation with Curators Jessica Silverman and Jan Van Woensel at 6:30pm on opening night.

Featuring work by: Vanessa Albury & Marthe Fortun / Tariq Ali / Julieta Aranda / Yossi Atia & Itamar Rose / Claire Beckett / Brice Bischoff / Zee Boudreaux / Irma Cannavo / Lori Cheatle & Daisy Wright / Brian Conley / Meg Cranston / Custer's Revenge / Alain Declercq /
Messieurs Delmotte / Blue Firth / Lonnie Frisbee & David di Sabatino / Tony Garifalakis / Daniel Goodwin / Deva Graf / Simon Gush / Hamza Halloubi / George Hennard / Jason Kalogiros / Paulus Kapteyn / Richard Kern / Ragnar Kjartansson / Wonder Koch / David Matorin / Christina McPhee / NECK FACE / Dustin Michael Pevey / Job Piston / Luther Price / Rage Against the Machine / Max Razdow / Ruth Sacks / Yoji Sakate / Joaquin Segura / Ben Shaffer / Elin O'Hara Slavick / Ginger Wolfe-Suarez & Jeanne Moen Wolfe / The Weather Underground / Philippe Vandenberg / Ben Vautier / Pete Watts / Jackson Webb / Lee Ranaldo / Joe Heaps Nelson / Greggory Bradford

The traveling group exhibition Bad Moon Rising exposes some of the dark sides of the world's self-proclaimed greatest nation: the United States of America. With the election of a new President in November 2008, people are optimistic about the future of the USA's national and international politics, economy and warfare. Nevertheless, the country's continual increase in unemployment, poverty, the financial downfall, expensive and unreliable health care, equal rights and overprized education are problems that are yet to be resolved. Although the mantra-esque "Yes, We Can" encourages us to believe in a
better future, we cannot start dreaming. Offensive, annoying, naughty and whimsical, Bad Moon Rising 3 helps to reminds us of some of the most disturbing facts of the USA's past and present. Through a selection of artworks, artifacts and a-historical references, major
themes such as politics, religion, society, family, war and the media are disturbingly portrayed, casting a dark shadow over the USA's promised ideologies of freedom and prosperity. (JVW)

Curators: Jessica Silverman and Jan Van Woensel. Assistant Curator: Kara Smith

Boots Contemporary Art Space
2307 Cherokee St. • St Louis, MO • 63118 • 314.773.2281

Urban Arts Collective: Saturday, 10 January 2009

The Urban Arts Collective presents a photographic collection entitled "High Mesas", by Chuck Ramsay. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2009 in the Arts Collective space adjacent to the Urban Eats Café, at 3301 Meramec Street, St Louis Mo

Doors to the exhibit will open at 4 PM, with complimentary wine and appetizers. Guests are invited to view Ramsay's works, which are reflective of the beauty and grandeur of the high deserts of southern Utah and southwestern Colorado. This is an area of the U.S. where the colors of the mountains, just as in Ramsay's finished pieces, "change by the minute and go from extraordinarily brilliant to muted."

In conjunction with the opening, Urban Eats Café ill offer a specially priced "Southwestern Spread" as a late lunch or early dinner package, from 3 PM til the café closes at 7 PM. No
reservations are required for guests who would like to enjoy the fresh fare before or after visiting the exhibit. The High Mesas Exhibit will close at 8 PM. The exhibit will run through March 31, 2009 in the Urban Arts Collective space.

Ramsay's passion is landscapes and nature, architecture, the performing arts and ordinary people in ordinary places. He maintains a website at to showcase some of his fine art and editorial images.

The Urban Arts Collective Project is an ongoing partnership with rotating artists who display their work in the Urban Arts Collective space, adjacent to the Urban Eats Café. More information and directions to the Urban Arts Collective can be found at

phd gallery: Saturday, 10 January 2009

Houska: HI-DEF
"high definition" acrylic on canvas paintings by CHARLES HOUSKA

Join us this Saturday, January 10, 7:00 p.m.
20% of all opening night sales benefit FOOD OUTREACH

ALSO AT PHD GALLERY in the newly added salon

ORIGINS: photogenic drawings by DAVID R. HANLON

In his photographic series "Origins," David R. Hanlon explores the nature of evolution and development. Through studies of artifactual and aquatic material, the artist creates images of ambiguous organic shapes and forms. Printed from paper negatives, the sepia toned
silver gelatin prints in this series are limited to editions of two. Eight of Hanlon’s “Photogenic Drawings” will be on view in phd gallery’s newly added salon.

phd gallery
2300 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 664-6644

Soulard Art Market: Friday, 9 January 2009

Winter Blues, Art Exhibition
Don't let the weather give you the "Winter Blues"

Opening Receptions
January 8, 2009 - Casual Reception, 7pm-10pm
January 9, 2009 - Formal Reception, 7pm-10pm
Exhibition runs January 8, 2009 through February 7, 2009

Exhibiting Artists include Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Robert Bruce, Gabrielle Clancy Inyart, Kevin Corcoran, Ed Farber, Joseph Farmer, Richard Keeling, Greg Kluempers, Grace Ku, Linda Kurdi, Ivan Martin, Rose Monzyk, Dallas Moses, Sara Patino, Todd Podolsky, Liz Schneider, John Schnellmann, Lisa Sisley-Blinn, Steve Strait, Eileen Sutis, Chrisanne Tilton, Jim Trotter, Joyce Trotter

The newly crowned Miss Soulard, Kristin Lakebrink will be joining us on January 8, 2009.
Raw Earth Experience and Tom Hall will be performing Live Blues music during both opening nights.
Soulard Art Market
2028 South 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 30 January 2009


Jan. 30: Opening Events
6 pm: Saarinen Celebration for Members
7-9 pm: Spring 2009 Public Opening

"Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future" is the first retrospective to explore the complete career of the acclaimed Finnish architect, one of the 20th century's most prolific, unorthodox and controversial practitioners. The exhibition surveys more than 50 built and proposed projects -- including St.
Louis' monumental Gateway Arch (1947-1965) -- emphasizing both the stylistic plurality of his output and the collaborative nature of his practice.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1214
St. Louis, MO 63130