Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cummel's Cafe: Friday, 3 April 2009

Cummel's Cafe: Fusion

A two person show featuring abstract artist Michael Bolton and photographer J. Roberts. The opening will be this Friday from 6-9 p.m.
Cummel's Cafe
1627 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Friday, 10 April 2009

Please join us on Friday, April 10th from 6-10 pm for an artist's reception featuring new paintings, prints, and photography by Jacqueline Wallach, Andy Leicht, and Rebecca Bodicky.

Photographs of India and Paris by Jacqueline Wallach, paintings and prints by Rebecca Bodicky
and oil on canvas paintings by Andy Leicht.

Additional gallery hours from 12-4pm on Saturday, April 11 and 1-3pm Sunday, April 12, as well as by appointment by calling (314) 223-3430.

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts
3151 Cherokee Street, 63118

Urban Arts Cafe: Saturday, 4 April 2009

'Spring into Spring' is the theme for the opening show by Andre and Lisa Tourrette at the Urban Eats Cafe on Saturday, April 4th from 11 am till 2 pm. Andre is welcoming spring with garden sculptures in stainless steel as well as a few wall sculptures made with a variety of different metals. The addition of abstract paintings by Lisa using the bright and vibrant colors of spring will make this an event you wont want to miss.
Urban eats is located at 3301 Meremac in STL. For directions or to view the menu go to

Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café: Friday, 3 April 2009

Terry Hinkle art show

You are invited to the Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café “Grand Opening” on Friday, April 3 from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café is located at 8509 Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis on the northeast corner of Delmar and I-170 next to the House of India. Any questions, please call Jilly’s at 314-993-5455.

For this celebration, Jilly’s will be opening a new party room, unveiling a new menu, offering new seasonal cupcake creations plus presenting new inspiring pastels, paintings, and prints by Terry Hinkle.

For more information about Jilly’s, please visit: www.jillyscupcakebar.com
For more information about Terry, please visit: www.hinkleart.com

Monday, March 30, 2009

Soulard Coffee Garden: Sunday, 19 April 2009

With a stroke of inspiration and a burst of color, St. Louis artist Deanna Chafin brings her contemporary abstract paintings to The Soulard Coffee Garden in a show titled Illumination.

The works featured in this exhibition are a culmination of the artist's expressions of an ever changing world and her interpretation of current events and times.

The exhibit showcasing twenty-five of Chafin's recent works opens this week and will be on display through May 5th. The Soulard Coffee Garden will host an artist reception on Sunday April 19th from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. at 910 Geyer Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104.

ArtLoft: Friday, 10 April 2009

"Pictures, Still Moving"
Contemporary Photographs and Video

Please join St. Louis artists Todd Thomas, Brandi Wills, and Anthony Michael Philip for a very special presentation of contemporary works in photography and video.

ArtLoft, 1531 Washington Ave. First Floor Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, April 10th, 7pm-10pm
Viewing: Saturday, April 11th, noon-5pm, Sunday, April 12th, 1pm-5pm

Reception and viewing are free and open to the public.
For more information, 314-621-9023 or stuesdays@yahoo.com

PSTL Gallery: Friday, 10 April 2009

OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, April 10, 6pm-9pm.
(Exhibit on view through May 8)

Andrew Torch: Recent Work

Andrew Torch is a Surrealist artist and member of the Surrealist Movement in the United States. His art draws heavily upon dreams, sardonic humor and the juxtaposition of irrational dream images into real landscapes and situations to bring forth a new meaning, a new understanding, while mining the subconscious urges that dwell in all of us.

PSTL Gallery @ Pace Framing
3842 Washington Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
paceframing. com
1/2 block west of the Contemporary Art Museum, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts,
Sheldon Art Galleries and the Bruno David Gallery

Friday, March 27, 2009

Urban Eats: Sunday, 29 March 2009

Jeane Vogel closing reception Art Brunch
Sunday, March 29, 11-1

Complimentary wine (while it lasts!), and brunch-y stuff. And Caya is making special crepes!

Urban Eats
3301 Meramec off S. Grand

Art Saint Louis: Satruday, 28 March 2009

Please join Art Saint Louis this Saturday evening, March 28, from 6-8 p.m. for a free opening reception for two new shows, "Honor Awards 2009," and "Honor Awards: Varsity Art." These exhibits are on view through April 23, 2009.

This new multi-media curated exhibition features works in a variety of media by ten Award of Excellence recipients from Art Saint Louis' 2008 juried exhibition season. Curated by nationally exhibited St. Louis artist Judy Child.

This year's exhibit features James Adabie, Hillsboro MO; Elizabeth Simmons Allen, Richmond Heights MO; Gloria Anderson, St. Louis; Jon Calvert, St. Louis; M.J. Goerke, St. Louis; Richard Jennings, St. Louis; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Janice Nesser, Florissant, MO; Amy Firestone Rosen, Clayton, MO; Carol Stewart, Clayton, MO.

Art Saint Louis is also presenting a concurrent exhibition on view during the "Honor Awards 2009" exhibit: Presented in the new ASL North Gallery is a special presentation of Award of Excellence recipients' works from our recent "Varsity Art XIII" exhibit (March 3-13). This new exhibit features works by Megan Barron, David Dolak, Naxin Fan, Rebecca Helton, Christopher Ryan, Matthew Schultz, Michael Lynwood Shultis, David Stout, and Christine Warner.
Regular Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10AM-5PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM. Closed Sundays, holidays and between exhibits.

Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Avenue, #150
St. Louis, MO 63101-1239
314/241-4810, 2#

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday 29 March 2009

Join us this Saturday, March 28th (7:00pm-10:00pm) for the closing reception of 'Strung' at Fort Gondo: Photography by Alan Palmer and Brett Beckemeyer

Saturday 3/28 from 7:00pm-10:00pm

Local photographers Alan Palmer and Brett Beckemeyer continue to explore urban landscapes in 'Strung.' Their latest photo series features abstracts, geometrics, and textures of the urban expanse.

The Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts
3151 Cherokee Street

Schmidt Contemporary Art: Friday, 10 April 2009



Curated by Dana Turkovic

Opening Reception: FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2009, 6pm-8pm

The artists selected create a rewarding and intensive study of color and shape: their collective warp and weft also deliver a high yield in art historical terms. In the textile industry, "yield" is a word that helps describe the linear density of a roving of fibers. Building on this definition, Yield is a small exhibition of both complex and sometimes deadpan relationships in history between art, design and handicraft. As is often the case with abstraction – the work in this exhibition speaks for itself in its fragile simplicity and deft execution, by reveling in the materials of its construction.

615 North Grand Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 27 March 2009

"Between Beach Ball and Rubber Raft"
reception: Friday, March 27th, 5pm

Between Beach Ball and Rubber Raft is a group exhibition examining transcendental strategies in the face of contemporary banality. Pursuing marginal ideas and margin as an ideal, this show confronts static dread and the burden of existence. Photographic documentation, sculpture, and installation all become vapor, and dichotomies of body and object, presence and memory, in turn, reveal a definition of gas, and maybe even poetry.

This exhibition features sculpture by Paul Lee, who contorts the materiality and intention of everyday objects for melancholic ends. In a lifelong artistic work, artists BREYER P-ORRIDGE apply the cut-ups of mentor William Burroughs to their very own body, seeking to exit one container for a “third gender.” Alongside, Steve Van den Bosch’s videos and installations allude to an absent narrator in a present space.

This exhibition is curated by William Gass. Hours: Wed thru Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

The Front Room
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 27 March 2009

Girl with Cheshire Cat byMargaret Keelan

March 27 - May 2, 2009
Join us for an opening this Friday, March 27th from 5-8 pm to meet the artists

This is the final exhibition in the gallery's Clayton location. In May we will be relocating to the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis.

HOME GROWN: An exhibition of artists from the St. Louis area

March 27 - May 2, 2009

Caroline Anderson • Dan Anderson • Ken Anderson • Deb Douglas • Mark Douglas • Paul Dresang
Mary Giles • Jim Ibur • Matt O'Shea • Nancy N. Rice • Brian D. Smith • Sun Smith-Foret • Mary Sprague

Girl with Cheshire Cat byMargaret Keelan

Margaret Keelan: Old Stories, New Dreams

Keelan’s figurative sculptures confront issues of mortality, decay, beauty, aging and innocence. The faces are based on nineteenth century dolls, yet their contemporary styling and decayed surfaces disconnect them from time and place. What was once clean and crisp has given way to something more complex and textured. Set with snakes, hummingbirds, butterflies and strawberries, the figures hint at a narrative of natural and magical forces. Joanne Dickson wrote, “The work is rich with paradox. There is at once a feeling that these were treasured possessions, perhaps even ritual objects, at the same time they appear to have been created carelessly and discarded. The figures endure despite their apparent fragility.”

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

Monday, March 23, 2009

Marbles Gallery: Saturday, 28 March 2009

March 28, 2009 from 5pm to 7pm
Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery

Opening for a Last Look on Saturday, March 28th from 5-7 p.m. Exhibiting through March 29th. Call for hours or appointment at 314.791.6466.

Abstract painter, Timothy E. Wagner, illuminates the world of our natural and urban surroundings inspired by form, atmospheric space and color. Wagner develops a specific visual language that defines subject matter and content. The paintings evolve in layers that vary from thin transparencies to thick gestural forms to combine in an expression of his thought process and experience. Every layer of paint, every mark on the picture-plane becomes a crucial meaning of its history and the eventual resolution of the statement.

Also exhibiting "pieces" by Benji Rowan in the main gallery.

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 27 March 2009

Karin Hodgin Jones
March 27 - April 17, 2009

Opening Reception: FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009, 6pm-8pm

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery is pleased to present recent work by this year’s visiting artist Karin Hodgin Jones. Using a variety of media, such as motors, microcontrollers, wood, fabric, thread, solar panels and generators in her sculpture and installation work, Hodgin Jones focuses heavily on the feeble lines that connect the organic to the mechanical. Utilizing kinetics, she creates sprawling and odd installations, that both, tug, breathe and wave, all in an effort to mimic technology’s interference in our natural landscape and its altering relationship to the human body. Hodgin Jones also believes as technology advances, the ways that we understand nature is inevitably altered.

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

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 10 April 2009

JILL DOWNEN: Hard Hat Optional
Project Room I CHRIS RUBIN DE LA BORBOLLA: there was a silent tinfoil rapping against the front door
Media Room I BRETTWILLIAMS: Things You Will See

Opening Reception Friday, April 10, from 6 to 9 pm
APRIL 10 – MAY 9, 2009,
Wed – Sat 10:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.

Jill Downen’s latest work, Hard Hat Optional, resembles a construction site, filled with anatomical forms reminiscent of sensual bodily elements, pockets of empty space, and areas of densely packed material. She stacks, leans, and places sculptural and architectural forms to be seen not as individual pieces, but rather as a complete installation. Downen invites viewers to question whether the site is in a process of construction or deconstruction, with seductive fragments, sensitive folds of architectural skin, and stacks of fleshlike blocks. Peripheral vision became part of the inspiration, process, and concept of Hard Hat Optional when Downen began to notice construction sites. In this exhibit, she aims to bring qualities from these overlooked sites out of the periphery and into direct conversation with the viewer. A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Andrea Ferber accompanies the exhibition.

In the Project Room, Chris Rubin de la Borbolla presents a series of recent paintings titled “there was a silent tinfoil rapping against the front door”. Chris works in an ever-changing environment where the lines of traditional and commercial forms of expression are blurred. He uses technology as a means to appropriate materials on all sensory fronts, reassembles them, and distributes them across numerous media. De la Borbolla’s paintings can be seen as “images with a cerebral pulse” that push the medium of painting yet find a common ground in their conversation with the social, the political and the real.

In the Media Room, multidisciplinary artist Brett Williams premieres a single-channel video titled "Things You Will See”. In this video Williams utilizes stop motion animation combined with a sonic landscape to look inward and find an undiscovered place.

Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
314 531 3030

Friday, March 20, 2009

Rowhouse Gallery: Friday, 20 March 2009

Divergent Streams: Perspectives Meeting in Harmony is an exhibition of photographs by Drew Wojcik and Julian Trujillo

Opening reception Friday, March 20, 2009, from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

Also on display: Jack Curran: Expressions (botanical photographs) and Martin Goebel: Form and Function in Wood

Rowhouse Gallery
911 North Tucker Blvd.
(across from the St. Louis Post Dispatch).

PHD Gallery: Sunday, 29 March 2009

Please join us Sunday, March 29, 2009 1:00 -3:00 p.m. for the closing reception.

Both artists will attend and champagne & hors d'oeuvres will be served!

ST. LOUIS, MO 63118
(314) 664-6644

Urban Arts Collective: Friday, 20 March 2009

Tim Wagner’s final exhibit for March
Friday, March 20th, 2009 from 4 to 7pm

Urban Eats Café
Hosting the Urban Arts Collective

3301 Meramec
St Louis MO 63318

ArtDTour: Friday 3 April 2009

Want to visit 10 art museums and galleries in one night without having to drive/park/pay admissions? Not only will you get door to door service, you'll enjoy delicious samplings from local restaurants and then there's the after party at the Boathouse in Forest Park - where there will be live art, music, more food samples and some really great door prizes! Park for free at the Saint Louis Art Museum, enjoy the exhibit there and then catch the 6:30 or 7:00 shuttle.

Only $10/ticket if you get them in advance by calling 314-497-5356

More info at www.artdimensions.org

Locations on the April 3 ArtDTour: Saint Louis Art Museum, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Craft Alliance Gallery on Delmar, The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, The Sheldon Art Galleries, Gateway Gallery, the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and ArtDimensions’ 3rd Floor Gallery.

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 8 May 2009

Jennifer Flores: Relative Toxicity

Opening Reception: Friday May 8, 2009 6pm ­ 10pm
May 8 ­ June 6, 2009
GALLERY HOURS Fri., Sat., Noon ­ 5pm or by appointment

Jennifer Flores aims to illustrate the modern problem of industrial pollution and its effect on the environment and community. She uses images of landscapes and dwellings juxtaposed with elevations of factories in order to illuminate the environmental and biological contamination from industrialized factories. The space of home and factory are
melded together in both her paintings and installations. Flores uses found objects, signs, and text from industrialized sites to allude to the commonality and presence of contaminants in our daily lives.

Flores’ synthesis of different mediums addresses the environmental and biological problems facing our communities. Many of her pieces possess a lyrical quality while depicting these beautiful yet harmful structures that destroy the serene environment in which they are
ST. LOUIS, MO 63104

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Turner Center for the Arts: Friday, 20 March 2009





Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Brentwood Gallery: Friday, 20 March 2009

art opening Friday Night march 20, 2009

the Photo section of the Saint Louis Artists Guild will be having an art opening 1/2 mile south of the galleria, 130 pieces of art on display.

also open on Saturdays noon to 5 PM
Exhibit runs until May 16 , 2009

Brentwood Gallery
2119 S. Brentwood
St Louis MO 63144

Metropolitan Gallery: Friday, 3 April 2009

The Nu-Art Series is proud to present as part of our ongoing series "Jazz and the Visual Arts" a three part visual art/spoken word/music program. The accompanying attachments are announcements for the program.

An exhibition of Photographs and Paintings by St. Louis artists ADELIA PARKER, and JAMES SEITU SMITH, Friday, April 3, 2009. The exhibition will be from April 3 until May 15, 2009. The opening reception is from 6pm - 9pm, Friday, April 3.

"Dangling Participles and Shady Syllables", a spoken word performance by noted author and playwright NTOZAKE SHANGE , Saturday, April 4, from 3pm - 6pm. MS. SHANGE will present a spoken word performance with musical accompaniment by HAMIET BLUIETT, baritone saxophone, and DR. LONDON BRANCH, piano and trumpet. The program will be opened by the young musical group JBMG, the grandchildren of Fontella Bass and Lester Bowie. Admission for the Saturday, April 4 program is $20.00

Third Degree East Gallery: 20 March 2009


Third Degree East Gallery: March 20 - April 14
Third Type: The Works and Performance Art of Typewriter Tim with drawings, prints and glass-poured typewriter sculptures. Need we say more?

March 20 Third Friday at Third Degree Glass Factory. Hot glass and flameworking demos. Glass performance by Typewriter Tim at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Music by Person-X with Typewriter Tim. FREE and family-friendly. Cash bar.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Crown Village Gallery: Friday, 20 March 2009

A Little Bit Political
A 2- and 3-Dimensional Art Exhibit by

Carmelita Nunez, Daniel Shown, Kevin Wilson
and featuring the Confluence Freedom Quilts of Edna Patterson-Petty

Artist Reception, Friday, March 20, 6-9pm

Crown Village Gallery (temporary space)
2720 N. 14th St (14th St at St Louis Ave.)
St Louis, MO 63106
For more information call 314-241-5031

Art Annex Gallery SLCC Forest Park: Friday, 3 April 2009

Amanda Verbeck
Who, What, Where, When

March 6 – April 3, 2009
(closed during Spring Break 3/16 – 3/21)

Closing Reception Friday, April 3, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: M-Th 10:30am – 8:30pm, Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm

Art Annex Gallery
St. Louis Community College Forest Park
5345 Highland Park Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 13 March 2009

Paul Shank 40-Year Retrospective at the Philip Slein Gallery

Paul Shank. Paintings and Works on Paper: 1964-2008 at the Philip Slein Gallery presents a survey of artwork made over a productive 40-plus year career. Landscape, still-life, abstraction, and the figure drive the creative output of Saint Louis-based artist Paul Shank.
Friday, March 13th 2009, Reception 6-9pm
runs through Apr. 25th
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

The catalog for the show includes an essay by Shannon Fitzgerald in which she says Shank’s work “presents a distinctively idiosyncratic studio practice. For Shank, the kernel of artistic discourse was established early in his career and while he is not loyal to any one genre, he respectfully employs all. He has worked hard to institute balance and interplay in his work… For this retrospective, Paul Shank has selected key paintings and works on paper that resonate in defining a practice that moves between genres and effectively illustrate the development, evolution, and continuity of a distinctive creative articulation and passion for painting.”

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

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Art Gallery: Thursday-Friday, 11March 2009

On March 11, 2009, Atlanta's Art House Co-op Gallery will locally exhibit The Sketchbook Project at Soulard Art Market from 6:30 until 10 p.m. The St. Louis exhibition will be the sixth stop of a nine-location tour. The full tour includes the cities of Atlanta, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, and Brooklyn. The Sketchbook Project includes 2,785 participants from the U.S. as well as 44 other countries, 72 of the participating artists are from Missouri.

Each participant was given a 3½x5½ in. Moleskine® sketchbook and the theme "everyone we know." The visual interpretation of that theme, as well as visual style and media was left up to the individual artist.

The Sketchbook Project was open to all applicants on a first come first serve basis at Art House Co-op's website, www.arthousecoop.com, where artists can create profiles, share portfolio images, and interact with each other, essentially forming a social networking site, as well as a collective of artists from various nationalities, ideologies, styles, and artistic backgrounds.

Soulard Art Market
2028 S. 12th Street
St. Louis MO 63104

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 12 March 2009

Creative Spirits II
The Joint Biennial Exhibition with St. Louis Community College and UM-St. Louis
March 12 – April 9, 2009
Opening reception for the artists on Thursday March 12, 4-7pm

A joint exhibition of works by students and faculty from the University of Missouri – St. Louis as well as all four of the St. Louis Community College campuses.
  • St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley. Instructors: Janice Nesser Chu and Michael Quintero. Students: Olga Murray, Elise Parent, Joseph Stemmler, Vincent Stemmler
  • St. Louis Community College – Forest Park. Instructors Yingxue Zuo and Mario Carlos. Students Jennifer Fuller, Mimi Mednikow, Bryan Robertson, Lewis Thomas
  • St. Louis Community College – Meramec. Instructors: Margaret Keller and Jim Ibur. Students: Renee Deall, Ann Hottl, Molly McKenzie and Tanapon Piyajessadakul
  • St. Louis Community College – Wildwood. Instructor: Mark Weber. Students: Samantha Kopf and Jason VanCleave
  • University of Missouri – St. Louis, Instructors: Jen McKnight and Linda Bangert. Students: Maggie Filla, Richard Kearns, Kate Marie Koyama, Kaitlyn VanBuskirk
University of Missouri-St. Louis
170 Millennium Student Center, Lower Level, next to the Pilot House, North Campus
One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-7922

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 28 March 2009

Next up in the Gallery:
"Honor Awards 2009,"
March 24-April 23, 2009
Opening reception: Saturday, March 28, 6-8 p.m.
free & open to the public M-F 10-5, Sat. 10-4

This year's exhibit was curated by Judy Child and features ten Award winning artists from Art Saint Louis' 2008 juried exhibition season.

Little Gallery Featured Artist Julie Malone
Through April 23, 2009
Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Avenue, #150
St. Louis, MO 63101-1239

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 20 March 2009

Jeanine Coupe Ryding "Second Nature"
March 20 - May 10
Opening Reception, Friday, March 20, 6-8 p.m.

Atrium Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Jeanine Coupe Ryding. "Second Nature," a collection of recent woodcut prints will open Friday, March 20 and will run through May 10. Ryding is known for her innovative technique, using the woodcut process to produce deeply textured, tactile prints on delicate handmade paper. Her imagery follows a combination of abstraction, fantasy, and representation. This series alludes to the glories of nature in both garden and atmospheric references. The palette ranges from intense hues to very delicate shades and the markings bring forth the reference to cutting on the woodblock.

Also showing on the "Salon" level will be "Willem de Looper - In Memoriam" an exhibition of selected works honoring Atrium's long time artist who passed away January 30, 2009. This exhibition will include large and small scale paintings and drawings representing the last twenty years of his work, and will also continue through May 10th.

Gallery Hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-4 and Tuesday by appointment.

4728 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Maryland Gallery" Saturday, 14 March 2009

Ken Konchel: re:vision
Striking new abstract architectural photographs.

Saturday, March 14thfrom 6:30-9:30
he exhibit lasts until Thursday, April 30th.

Maryland Gallery, at 8125 Maryland Ave, is devoted exclusively to photography, and on opening night, a percentage of all sales will be donated to Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Inc., whose mission is to preserve, enhance, and promote St. Louis' architectural heritage, and to encourage sound planning and good contemporary design. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10am-4pm, and Saturday 10am-2pm.

Maryland Gallery
8125 Maryland Ave
Clayton MO

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery

Stephen Delay 4, 6, 8, 12, 20
reception thursday march 12, 6:00P – 8:00P
march 4 – april 2, 2009

university library hours: monday – thursday, 8:00A – 10:00P, friday – saturday, 8:00A – 6:00P, sunday, 11:00A – 10:00P
Morton J. May Foundation Gallery
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis MO, 63141

Friday, March 06, 2009

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 7 March 2009

Art Saint Louis invites you to join us for a free reception for our 13th annual "Varsity Art" exhibition. The reception is free & open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m.

Art Saint Louis is located in downtown St. Louis at 555 Washington Avenue, Suite #150. 314/241-4810.

This year's "Varsity Art XIII" features works by 29 undergrad & grad level artist students representing 16 Midwest regional colleges & universities. The featured students and institutions are
Amy Alderson, Jefferson College
Megan Barron, Webster University
Luis Martin Basantes, Lindenwood University
Sarah Capstick, Webster University
Julia Clift, Washington University in St. Louis
Grant Cox III, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
David Dolak, Fontbonne University
Elizabeth Dourant, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Michael Draga, St. Louis Community College Forest Park
Naxin Fan, Maryville University St. Louis
Rebecca Helton, Lindenwood University
Jeff Hill, Southwestern Illinois College
Kimberly Horton, McKendree University
Robert T. Jones, St. Louis Community College Meramec
James Lochhead, Saint Louis University
Shawn P. Martin, St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley
Jessica May, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Olivia Mosley, St. Louis Community College Meramec
Brandon Murphy, Jefferson College
Morgan Oliver, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Katherine Perry, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Jane Philipps, Washington University in St. Louis
Christopher Ryan, St. Charles Community College
Matthew Schultz, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Kelly Schumacher, Fontbonne University
Michael Lynwood Shultis, St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley
David Stout, St. Charles Community College
Joseph Toohey, St. Louis Community College Forest Park
Christine Warner, Maryville University St. Louis

For more information about the show, exhibition highlights and images of some of the featured artworks, please visit http://www.artstlouis.org/current.html

"Varsity Art XIII" remains on view through Friday, March 13. Gallery hours are: Saturday, March 7: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. and next week, Monday, March 9-Friday, March 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Please stop on in and see this outstanding exhibition.

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 3 April 2009

a new group exhibition – In the Tradition

Opening Reception: Friday April 3, 2009 6pm – 10pm
April 3 – May 2, 2009

The guild tradition of Master and Apprentice printers and book binders is still present in a contemporary context through higher education in the role of teacher and student. Another layer to this succession involves this particular group of artists, the students, becoming teachers and carrying on the traditions, techniques, and processes that have been passed on to them. The exhibition will bring together this lineage into one setting allowing a dialogue to develop between the generations. This will allow the viewer a unique opportunity to witness how this tradition impacts contemporary printing and book arts.

Katherine Rhodes Fields is the curator of and participant in the exhibition. The participating artists include: Dolph Smith, Martiza Davila, Sheri Fleck Rieth, Katherine Rhodes Fields, and Joshua Monroe.

Gallery Hours Wed., Fri., Sat. Noon – 5pm Or by appointment

Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 27 March 2009

MARCH 27 – APRIL 17, 2009
Opening Reception: FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009, 6pm-8pm
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am – 4pm or by appointment.

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery is pleased to present recent work by this year's visiting artist Karin Hodgin Jones. Using a variety of media, such as motors, microcontrollers, wood, fabric, thread, solar panels and generators in her sculpture and installation work, Hodgin Jones focuses heavily on the feeble lines that connect the organic to the mechanical. Utilizing kinetics, she creates sprawling and odd installations, that both, tug, breathe and wave, all in an effort to mimic technology's interference in our natural landscape and its altering relationship to the human body. She states that the machine begins to stand in opposition to the body in competitive ways and casts a different light on its function.

8342 Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri, 63119

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Pele Prints: Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 5:30 to 8:30pm

Join us at Pele Prints for a preview of new Works on Paper by St. Louis artist Gina T. Alvarez. In this body of work, Alvarez uses three simple forms to create complex gestures, movements, and environments. She begins with a reflection on personal relationships and communication, and through material and handwork constructs a universal space.

Pele Prints studio
9400 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63126

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Cummel's Cafe: Friday, 6 March 2009

"Fatal Attraction" is a mixed media art show presenting new works from Cindy Royal and Craig Downs. The show continues with a "meet the artists/see what they do"on March 6th at Cummel's Cafe: 1627 Washington Avenue. Artwork will be on display throughout the month of March. The reception will be from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and will include live painting by the artists. Complimentary refreshments will also be served.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Cranky Yellow: Friday, 6 March 2009

New Work by Jeffrey Sass will open March 6th at Cranky Yellow, 2847 Cherokee St. Reception runs from 7-11pm. Taking My Robot Apart is a deconstructive approach to recent paintings that features pinhole Polaroids and the paintings that were based on them.

Gateway Gallery: Friday, 13 March 2009

Sixteen Versions of Bruges” at Gateway Gallery: Friday March 13, 6-9 pm

Sixteen resident artists at Gateway Gallery have each interpreted one view of Bruges, Belgium with their own unique vision in mediums that run from painting and photography to wood and ceramics. The artworks will be scattered throughout the gallery and the public is invited to identify the work that corresponds to each artist.

Participating artists include: Michael Anderson,Vic Mastis, Vic Barr, Greg Matchick, Thom Buttner, Garry McMichael, Ron Flier, Sheldon Johnson, Janet Fons, Janice Schoultz Mudd, Annie Smith Piffel, Catherine Honse, Michele Wells, Heather Haymart, Julie Wiegand, and D.A. Williams.

Opening concurrently in the featured artist gallery space is the work of:

John Barhydt - photographer
“The darkroom (wet or digital) provides me with a way to express the moment and to create images that celebrate the boldness of color and light that nature offers us everyday.”

Scott Hodgdon – painter and illustrator
The use of dramatic color in his newer paintings set them apart from his illustrations. They reflect the artist’s desire to paint subjects based on nature while recalling memories of his early years in rural Maine and New England.

Hours: Wed. 11-6, Thurs. 11-6, Fri. 11-7, Sat. 11-6, Sun 10-5 Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. These shows will run from March 3 through April 3, 2009.

Gateway Gallery
7921 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton MO 63105
(314) 503-3880

Monday, March 02, 2009

RAC Gallery: Friday, 6 March 2009

Art, Inside & Out: paintings by John Barton and Phillip Hampton

Exhibition: March 6 through April 12
Opening reception: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. March 6
Gallery talk: Wednesday, March 25; 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. talk
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Both John Barton and Phillip Hampton-the featured artists in the exhibition Art, Inside & Out - are painters, and art has been an integral aspect of their lives. Those lives, however, have been very different and their work is inevitably shaped by their individual experiences.

Barton, a self-taught or Outsider Artist and the son of a preacher, often has a spiritual message in his work which is inspired by his dreams and visions. Barton had little or no contact with the institutions of the mainstream art world. He began drawing and painting at an early age but his art wasn't appreciated until late in life. "My paintings grew out of my experiences, thoughts, feelings. I'm 67 years old and I've wondered what all of this means. Needless to say, it's part of me. I've been an artist 'on the outside' maybe all my life," said Barton.

Grappling with such charged topics as human nature and religion, Barton's art is expressive and emotional-at times even tinged with pain. Hampton, on the other hand, approaches his art from an analytical and scientific point of view. Hampton was one of three artists featured in last year's exhibition African American Abstraction: St. Louis Connections at the Saint Louis Art Museum. His abstract work is inspired by the self-imposed question "What is reality and what makes reality real?"

Through their work, Hampton and Barton each present us with unique and very personal points of view. Combined, their art shows us every aspect of life: the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful.

Art, Inside & Out is curated by Laurie Carmody Ahner of Galerie Bonheur.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Boulevard on The Loop
St. Louis, MO 63112
(Free parking in the lot behind The Pageant; metered street parking)

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art: Friday, 6 March 2009

Please join us on Friday, March 6, from 6-8pm for our Fine Arts Faculty Show opening reception at the Fontbonne University Gallery of Art. On display will be a selection of artwork consisting of fibers, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, drawings, and mixed media. Food and drinks will be served as well.

The Faculty show will run from March 6th - March 27th.

Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30am-4pm, Tuesday 9:30-7pm, Friday 9:30am-2:30pm, Saturday noon-4pm, Closed on Sundays.

Fine Arts Building, First Floor
6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

Sunday, March 01, 2009

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 7 March 2009

Please join us Saturday, March 7, 2009, 6:00 -10:00 p.m.

Mary Beth Shaw explores the reciprocal relationships between the individual and the collective in her new series of forty abstract paintings on view at phd gallery. The paintings will be on exhibit from March 7, to April 4, 2009, with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 6 -10 p.m.
Noon to 4:00 p.m., Thursday - Sunday

Shaw's mixed media paintings examine the idea of intersection and connection. Her tactile surfaces combined with her use of an organic, light infused palette and the repetition of symbols, shapes, and texture suggest an essence of place rather than a specific location.
The artist works on canvas, paper and claybord combining drawing with painting and collage, using pastel, ink, acrylic and marker to create her pieces. Her process is wet and spontaneous; she directs paint flow with a spray bottle and hair dryer, building layer after layer in a ritualistic fashion. Shaw focuses on the physicality of her media along with the intuitive experience of making each piece. The final product becomes a record of that activity.

...Opening in the phd Portfolio gallery...

oil and gold leaf paintings
Metra Mitchell

Combining ancient gold leafing techniques with human figures masterfully redered in oil, Metra Mitchell's new series of paintings titled PARAGON glows with sumptuousness. Eleven shoe box sized works are on view in phd's portfolio gallery from March 7, to April 4, 2009 with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 6 -10 p.m.

Mitchell explores a variety of elegant and contorted poses painted within backgrounds of gold leaf . The gilding embellishes the contours of each figure creating a soft, glow-like focal point for individual thought and meditation. Although the subjects are entirely modern, the paintiungs seem to reference sacred icons from the pages of illuminated texts.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63118
(314) 664-6644