Thursday, May 28, 2009

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 5 June 2009

May the Force Be With You: Philip Slein Gallery Shows Nine Sci-Fi Ab Ex Painters in Splinter of the Mind’s Eye.
Friday, June 5th 2009, Reception 6-9pmruns through July 18th. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

Abstract Expressionism loomed large in the psyches of the artists in the movements that immediately followed it—Pop Art, Minimalism, Post-Minimalism, Process Art, Happenings — even if only as something to react against.

What are we to make, then, of a group of artists who were weaned on Star Trek and Star Wars long before they suckled at the glories of art history? Young men (and it seems to always have been boys who stood in line for hours in 1977 to be the first to see Star Wars, or any of its sequels in later years) who might find in Jackson Pollock’s drips the perfect representation of the flotsam of interstellar space? Who might see in Mark Rothko’s evanescent color blocks a pulsing portal to other dimensions?

Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, curated by Joseph R. Wolin, aims to answer some of these questions with the work of nine artists who equally appear indebted to the tropes of science fiction — Sci-Fi Abstract Expressionism. Titled after a novel by Alan Dean Foster that was commissioned as the sequel to the original Star Wars movie, the exhibition presents the work of artists who may not constitute a generation or a movement — or even a grroup — but who share interests in popular culture high and low, and inn particular modes of art-making first essayed by the New York School many years ago.

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

Hoffman Lachance Contemporary: Friday, 29 May 2009

Friday, May 29th from 6pm to 10pm to celebrate the opening of Waves and Rococo, new paintings by Jerald Ieans.

"Rococo" inspires visions of bric-a-brac and gorgeous clutter, a visual overload of fiddly bits and gilt. So why is painter Jerald Ieans' new exhibit entitled Waves and Rococo? Ieans works large, creating sinuous curves of paint that snake across the canvas in pink and orange. They're art-deco cool, not overwhelming in their detail — and that's the point of the whole title. Occean waves look homogenous from a distance, a single mass of solid color. But up close they're complex skeins of hues layered and replicated, gradations in tone giving the appearance of a single color washing over you in an exorable rhythm. In Ieans' paintings the same is true, each painting seducing you to come closer and see the depths that lurk where the curves overlap and then separate again.

Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, and the show remains up through Saturday, July 4.

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Friday, 12 June 2009

All Along Press will be having its first annual member show at Fort Gondo on June 12th, starting at 7 pm. Over 10 artists are participating, with art, music, refreshments, t-shirt printing, etc.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

S. Carmody Photography: Friday, 29 May 2008

Botanical Interpretations by Eric R. Nichols and Sarah Carmody
Opening Reception: May 29, 6-10PM

The Spektrem show features botanically inspired mixed media works by Eric Nichols and photographs by Sarah Carmody.

Spektrem represents Eric’s new work using objects and techniques that show a visual balance between the masculine and feminine. Each piece becomes a complex problem involving layering of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional actual and implied form, shape and line.

Sarah’s Spektrem photographs are an exploration of color and depth with digitally captured and enhanced botanical subject matter.

Also open May 30, 2-8PM for the Taste of Maplewood featuring music, food and retail specials from local businesses.

S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Craft Alliance Grand Center: Friday, 12 June 2009

Robert Longyear: A Revisionist’s Draft
Public Opening Reception - Friday, June 12, 6:00-9:00pm
June 5 – July 5, 2009

Robert Longyear creates jewelry in response to what he sees when he walks out his front door in Hyde Park, a North St. Louis neighborhood. “What I am seeing in my neighborhood is evidence of a collapsed system. My research is about working with entropy – taking apart a system and working toward disorder,” states Longyear about his current MFA Thesis project in the Grand Center gallery space.

In this installation, sculptural jewelry is combined with assemblages of building materials and large photographs of architectural sites, each referencing the other. Longyear says this about his new work: “By bringing pieces of the system and reassembling them I am trying to bring about awareness. I demonstrate that as the system breaks down, it reveals much about its impossibility. My experiences have been open-ended, complex, and suggest that fate is malleable.”

Gallery Hours Wednesday–Saturday 12-6pm; Sunday 12-5pm; Monday–Tuesday Closed

Craft Alliance
in The Kranzberg Art Center
501 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Nu- Art Series Metropolitan Art Gallery: Saturday, 13 June 2009

The Recent Works of Dail Chambers
This exhibition of sculpture and installation will be held at
Nu- Art Series Metropolitan Art Gallery

Saturday, June 13th from 5-7:30pm
*free and open to the public

We connect to the past when working with natural material; it contains social, historical and ancestral resonance. Copper, coined as the blood of the earth, and clay, known as the body of earth together make up merely a representation of our existence in form, sculpture and installation. Each work stands as a display of life and experience; and that of our ancestors. The communion of being both tangible and intangible I constantly revisit in my art practice. The link between our past and our present I journey. Wrapping, sewing, locking and conjoining are traditional practices; historically linked to "women's work" that speaks of connectivity and relationship. I use this method most often in respect and as a communicative tool. The weight of living is inescapable. The scabbed tear is a sentiment of this reality.

Engage in each work in the same as a conversation. Find power in a common object, as we too are formed to be that.

Nu- Art Series Metropolitan Art Gallery
2936 Locust St 63103

Friday, May 22, 2009

Avante' Art Gallery: Friday, 22 May 2009

Tonight, Friday, May 22 at 7:00 PM

Dawn Phillips will be holding her art show at Avante' Art Gallery. Other artists in the Space: Micheal Rudolf, Erin Lane, TOBI and Brett Steen. There will also be a music performance and light refreshments.

Avante' Art Gallery
7225 Manchester
Maplewood, MO

Syndicate Building Galleries: Saturday, 30 May 2009

You're invited to "Spring out of your Pants" an exhibition of artistic endeavors from 10 St. Louis Artists.

The Featured Ones: Connie LaFlam, Paul LaFlam, Mary Hessler Goad, Deanna Chafin, Daniel Shown, Carmalita Nunez, Leo Collazo, J R Laverty, Matt Czernanzky, and Patrica Clark.

Saturday, May 30, 2009. 7-9pm

Syndicate Building
915 Olive St. 5th Floor
St. Louis, Mo

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

RAC Gallery: Friday, 12 June 2009

BIG NIGHT AT RAC! New Exhibition and Public Art Installation Create a Buzz at The Regional Arts Commission on Friday, June 12

Time Well Spent
June 12: Opening reception 5:30 – 7:30 pm; Dedication of new public art installation: Michael Bauermeister’s Support System, 6 pm

Lisa Bulawsky – Amity Faith Herrera (Cor Jesu Academy)
Cameron Fuller – Charlotte Reed (Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary)
Steve Kelly – Jacob Torres (St. Cecilia Academy)
Belinda Lee – Lauren Fields (Crossroads School)
Amy Thompson – Celeste Gardner (Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary)

June 12 through July 19
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 pm

Time Well Spent documents the collaboration between artists from each category: five established artists and five budding artists, ages 6 to 17. Although different in age and experience, the pairs worked together as peers rather than as teacher and student. “I wanted them to influence each other with their different approaches,” said Tom Reed, the curator
of the exhibition. “The goal was to give equal significance to the process of the collaboration as to the work that resulted from it.” “Collaboration offers the opportunity to step outside yourself, outside your comfort zone, into the new or unfamiliar,” said Lisa Bulawsky, one of the participating artists. “But it also forces connections and commonalities to arise. Faith and I began our work together by imaging the mundane as a common point. As the work has continued to develop, those images have evolved to encompass a reflection of our collaborative process itself.” The exhibition features paintings, collages, works on paper and an installation.

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

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Brentwood Gallery: Friday, 22 May 2009

Brentwoog gallery opening

FRIDAY may 22, 2009
7 to 10 pm
refreshments new art.
everyone welcome

2119 s brentwood
st louis mo 63144
1/2 mile south of the galleria


Monday, May 18, 2009

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 5 June 2009

Opening Reception for It Came From Milwaukee, a traveling exhibit Friday, June 5 7 pm to 11 pm Mad Art Gallery proudly presents It Came From Milwaukee, a traveling exhibit featuring work by Amy O'Neill, Andrea Picard, Bridget Griffith Evans, Dwellephant, Eduardo J. Villanueva, Eugene Duane, Jeff Sadowski, Jeremy Wolf, John Scotello, Luckystar Studio®, Soar Studios, and Von Munz. Don't miss the opportunity to see the work of these artists as they pass through St. Louis. This exhibit opens on Friday, June 5, 2009, and continues through June 29, 2009. There is a free opening reception on Friday, June 5, 2009, from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Luminary | Center for the Arts: Saturday, 16 May 2009

Writing With Light: New Media Exhibit
Saturday, May 16th from 7 to 9 (opening); 9 to 11 (concert)

Writing with Light will bring together exceptional artists working in light-based media ranging from video installation to alternative process photography. Showcasing groundbreaking work from local and national artists, Writing with Light is not only a thoughtful engagement with new trends in art, but also an intentionally interactive environment in which the viewer can trace the process involved.

The centerpiece of the exhibit will be a new sculptural piece by Josephy Poon constructed from 40 analog televisions displaying original video footage scored to Mahler's 2nd Symphony. Celebrated Chicago-based artist Alexander Stewart will also be presenting "Errata," a film made entirely from reiterative Xerox copying process and showing a new book piece made in an afternoon in Astoria, Queens where xerography was invented.

A free concert follows the opening at 9pm with Early Day Miners (Secretly Canadian), Metavari, and Fractured Army performing as part of our Elevator Music Series.

The Luminary | Center for the Arts
4900 Reber Place
St. Louis, MO 63139

Circa: Friday, 15 May 2009

William Shearburn and David Deatherage are pleased to announce the opening of Circa: St. Louis' premiere Art & Vintage Modern Design Gallery. This unique venture blends fine art with vintage modern furnishings to create a design gestalt for the home. The new gallery is located at 4733 McPherson in the historic Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis.

For the last decade, David has been a valuable design source for clientele such as Courtney Cox, Kate Spade, Ross Bleckner, Annie Leibovitz, Jonathan Adler and Nate Berkus. David's work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House and Garden and In Style. David is pleased to bring his design expertise to a more public venue.

For the past two decades, William Shearburn has owned and operated William Shearburn Gallery in St. Louis and more recently, a second gallery in Santa Fe. Shearburn Gallery continues to bring renowned contemporary art to St. Louis and is very excited to have Circa as it's new neighbor.

The new gallery will feature furniture by designers such as George Nakashima, Paul Frankl, Edward Wormley, Florence Knoll, Milo Baughman and Charles Eames.

Please join us for our opening celebration on May 15th with a reception from 6-9 p.m. If you are unable to attend, please visit us during our regular store hours of Wednesday - Saturday 11-6, Sunday 11-2 and by appointment.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Art Saint Louis: Satruday, 16 May 2009

Art Saint Louis presents two new exhibits, “Out Of The Blue” and “Homage to the Founders, Edition 1: Nancy Newman Rice,” on view in the Art Saint Louis Gallery at 555 Washington Avenue, Suite 150 from May 18-June 25, 2009.

The shows open with a free public reception on Saturday, May 16, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. The Gallery is FREE & open to the public Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays. Groups & tours welcome.

“Out Of The Blue” is a juried exhibit that was open to artists 21+ residing in the St. Louis area & 200-mile radius. For this exhibition, artists were asked to submit artworks in all media & styles that “investigate blue--the color, emotions, symbols, associations and/or sudden revelations. Blue paint, blue skies, Little Boy Blue, out of the blue, the blues, bluebird of happiness, blue planet.” All interpretations of the theme were invited.

Serving as jurors for “Out Of The Blue” were Michael Byron, and Douglass Freed.

The featured artists are James Abbey, Belleville, IL; Daniel Amsden, Hillsboro, MO; Daven Anderson, St. Louis; Jerry Benner, Ferguson, MO; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; Blake Carroll, Festus, MO; James Cook, Collinsville, IL; Ty DelaVenta, St. Louis; John DenHouter, Edwardsville, IL; Dennis DeToye, Edwardsville, IL; Corinne Didisheim, St. Louis; Kelly Diehl, University City, MO; Tim Eberhardt, St. Louis; Daniel File, Manchester, MO; Ted Fischer, St. Louis; Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Ron Flier, Glendale, MO; Rick Forrestal, Kirkwood, MO;
J. C. Gray, St. Louis; Elaine Harris, St. Louis; Mary Beth Hassan, St. Louis; John Hayes, Springfield, IL; Barbara Holtz, St. Louis; Debbie Hulett, Florissant, MO; Claire Hyman, University City, MO; Sheldon Johnson, University City, MO; David Kaskowitz, St. Louis; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Karen Kromat, Ballwin, MO; David Lancaster, St. Louis; Laura Lloyd, St. Peters, MO; Jim Lynn, Alton, IL; Martha Mahon, University City, MO; Richard McAfee, Clayton, MO; Darin McGowan, Los Angeles, CA; Donald J. McKenna, Kirkwood, MO; Bill Miller, St. Louis; Sandy Miller, St. Louis; Janice Schoultz Mudd, Chesterfield, MO; Frank O’Brien, St. Louis; Vicki Odenthal, St. Louis; David Olivera, St. Louis; Olawale Kehinde (KennyTay) Oyedeji, Florissant, MO; Henryk Ptasiewicz, Webster Groves, MO; Pat Quinn, Edwardsville, IL; Libby Reuter, St. Louis; Benji Rowan, St. Louis; Michael E. Rudolf, St. Louis; J.E. Sandberg, Edwardsville, IL; Tony Schanuel, O’Fallon, IL; Robert Schleicher, Maplewood, MO; Snail Scott, Edwardsville, IL; Barbara Shaffer, St. Louis; Terri Shay, Richmond Heights, MO; Adam Sherman, Kirkwood, MO; Yael Shomroni, Webster Groves, MO; Julie Stritzel, Ballwin, MO; Steve Turner, St. Louis; Kay Wood, St. Louis; Barbara Zucker, St. Louis.

Presented concurrently with the juried exhibit is a solo exhibit, “Homage to the Founders, Edition 1: Nancy Newman Rice.” The exhibit also runs May 18-June 25, 2009.

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

Monday, May 11, 2009

Third Degree East Gallery: 15 May 2009

May 15, 2009 from 6pm to 10pm

We heat up May with free entertainment at Third Degree. See glass blowers turn glowing gobs to gorgeous glass.At 8 p.m. Rich Simmons with Caravelle tunes up for an evening of fusion of hot folk, bluegrass and jazz. Third Degree East Gallery debuts new glass work by graduating BFA/MFA students from SIU-C's glass program. Also on exhibit is Combination and Culmination, vibrant abstract paintings by Tim Wagner. Exhibits are on view through June 16. Third Fridays are free and family-friendly.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Marbles Gallery: Friday, 15 May 2009

Marbles Gallery exhibits Natural Movement – paintings by Christine Warner, Naxin Fan, and Lynsey DeYoung through May 31. Also showing nature photography by Southeast Missouri native Corey Warner in the Patio View Gallery.

OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, May 15th from 6-9 p.m.
May 8, 2009 to May 31, 2009. Open Mondays 1-3 p.m.

Natural Movement uses the techniques of oil paint and photography to reflect issues of feminism, environmentalism and myth in today’s society. Christine Warner paints abstract representations of tree forms combined with textural qualities reminiscent of things found in nature. She adds yarn as an important symbol of women’s traditional role in society. As spinners women were the keepers of fairy tales, and shared them in order to pass the time in their labor. In homage to the many women who kept our stories alive since the dawn of civilization, Warner spins tales with her images using the same material that defines us as a society and a species.

Naxin Fan explores her passion for the true essence of natural beauty as seen through her eyes from many different angles and in many different forms: the first beam of sun light that comes through clouds; leaves dancing in the wind; animals and humans bounding into nature. Her work catches those sensitive moments with thick paint and rich colors directly from the tube to give a sense of primitive simplicity and purity. Each piece of her work cuts out a piece of nature and lets the viewer breathe it and become part of her magnificent imagination.

Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery
1905 Park Avenue in Lafayette Square

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 15 May 2009

After nine years in Clayton neighborhood of St. Louis, the Duane Reed Gallery has moved 4729 McPherson in the Central West End next to Centro. This move, coincides with the gallery's fifteenth anniversary. Join us next Friday, May 15th from 6-9pm for a Grand Re-Opening Celebration.

The gallery will present the work of glass artist, Michael Janis and internationally acclaimed fiber sculptor, John McQueen as the inaugural exhibitions in the new space. The exhibitions will run through June 13th.

McQueen uses willow branches, bark, burrs and other natural materials that he strings together to create stunning basket-like sculptures that “hover, often with great humor, in the gap between craft, sculpture and Conceptual Art.” McQueen “weaves willow twigs into flat open work panels, that are tied together with wax string and built into sculptural constructions. Some
works are cage-like while others resemble familiar objects — a book, a desk calendar, a painting.”

Dealing with themes of identity and transformation, Michael Janis’ work involves kiln-working fused glass images together in an uneasy juxtaposition, or creating a transparent environment where reflections and shadows remove all boundaries. With a technique called “sgraffito”, the
figures and forms are shaped by manipulating glass dust with sifters, brushes and scalpel blades. The delicate nature of glass powder is exploited and the slightest tap can change the frit powder images.

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10-6 and by appointment.

Friday, May 08, 2009

May Gallery: Friday, 8 May 2009


Jeremy Allensworth, Erin Elizabeth Chesnek, Philip Crawford, Kholood Eid, Jamison Ford, Alex Galindo, Whitney Hatfield, Brent Johnston, Lauren Kirkwood, David Kovaluk, Amanda McDermeit, Jennifer Motz, Maureen Muich, Kari Neulist, Caroline Philippone, Stew Smith, Maureen Tennant, Pamela Thomas, Brittany Thurman, Jessica Wade, Megan Waltemyer, Lina Walz-Salvador

8 May - 31 July 2009
Opening reception Friday, 8 May 2009, 5-7 p

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.

Cranky Yellow: Friday, 8 May 2009

May 8th, 7-11pm
2847 Cherokee St

Carolyn Slonim's opening for "I Feel" an eerily surrealistic collection of hand painted traditionally processed photographs of masked humans interaction with space.

"Crap Glued to Crap" is celebrating its new window view. A delightful multi-media explosion for all the world to see as channeled through David Wolk, Sam Kertz, Brett Marren and Lyndsey Scott.

In addition Cranky Yellow is inviting local anyone to participate in a FREE EXCHANGE of crap. So please bring anything you don't want and leave it on the tables provided for someone else to deal with. Oh and if you bring something. You have to take something.

Cranky Yellow:

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Art Gallery: Friday-Saturday, 12-13 June 2009

“Women Are Goddesses”
A Juried Art Exhibition -

Opening Reception (public invited): Friday, June 12, 2009 - 7 to 10 pm
Encore Viewing Party (public invited): Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 7 to 10 pm
Exhibition: Through Friday, July 3, 2009

Musical entertainment – Friday, June 12 - Leslie Sanazaro-Santi, Influenced by pop, folk, classic rock, jazz and modern day songwriters, some of Leslie's major influences include Carole King, Rickie Lee Jones, Tom Waits and Peter Gabriel among others.
Saturday, June 13 - TBA

We invite you to join us in our month-long celebration of all things feminine. The female form in all its variety and splendor has captivated artists since the dawn of time and now is no different. We have selected works from the finest artists in the region to showcase the vision of their muse. Join us for our opening reception on Friday, June 12th, 2009 and you will need no further proof that: ‘Women Are Goddesses “

Jurors- Genevieve Esson and Jane Martin.

Soulard Art Market
2028 S. 12th Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63104

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 15 May 2009

PETER CHARLAP "Taking a Ride"
an exhibition of new paintings and drawings

May 15 - July 5
Opening Reception for the artist, Friday, May 15, 6-8 p.m.

Please join us for an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Peter Charlap. Titled, "Taking a Ride," the show presents works exploring the iconic theme of an automobile excursion involving familiar sites beyond suburbia. The charcoal drawings are very expressionistic, showing figures taking the ride while the paintings depict the scenes viewed along the way. Charlap currently lives in Connecticut, is a professor at Vassar college and primarily exhibits in the New York area and in St. Louis. This is Charlap's seventh solo exhibition at Atrium. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artist Friday, May 15th, 6 - 8 p.m. and will continue through July 5th.

And more! Euclid/McPherson businesses are now sponsoring a special program FABULOUS FRIDAYS, May through September featuring live entertainment on the street and extended business hours, 5 - 10 p.m. Please come and enjoy the evening.

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

4728 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 14 May 2009

OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, May 14, 6 ­ 8 p.m.

John Sarra: Tone Poems
Aunia Kahn: Our Forbidden Solution
Eun Yeong Jeong: Interim

John Sarra’s Tone Poems explore reflection and reality, object and image, the spirit and the flesh. They are works of memory, observation, and imagination which seek to create “a home for the soul”.

Aunia Kahn’s digital prints are highly evocative. Each work makes use of Kahn’s own likeness in movie-like stills of elegant decadence.

“Interim” features Eun Yeong Jeong, who creates jewelry and small sculptures inspired by natural forms, processes and movement. Some of the natural materials she uses in her pieces include wool, wood, silver, copper, sand, graphite, and seashells.

Please join us on May 14 to celebrate these artists with a reception that is free and open to the public. The exhibition continues through June 20.

HOURS Tuesday - Saturday 11 am-5 pm, Thursday 11 a.m-8 pm, Closed Sunday, Monday, and school holidays

William & Florence Schmidt Art Center
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221
618.222.5278 |
METROLINK Exit College Station and cross the parking lot.

PSTL Gallery: Thursday, 14 May 2009

Jessica Kiel-Wornson: Saudade

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 14, 2009, 6pm-9pm
(exhibit on view through June 13, 2009)

According to musician, Nick Cave, the Portuguese word, saudade translates as, “inexplicable longing, an unnamed and enigmatic yearning of the soul, and it is this feeling that lives in the realms of the imagination and inspiration.” This feeling and these realms to which he refers, are the origins of Jessica's installation. People are made up of thousands of tiny moments, forgotten pieces of the world that reside within them. Jessica's work seeks out these pieces, and explore the space in which they merge.

Other Grand Center Galleries having openings on Thursday, May 14:
Bruno David Gallery:
Schmidt Contemporary Art:

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

paceframing. com

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

May Gallery: Friday, 8 May 2009


Jeremy Allensworth, Erin Elizabeth Chesnek, Philip Crawford, Kholood Eid, Jamison Ford, Alex Galindo, Whitney Hatfield, Brent Johnston, Lauren Kirkwood, David Kovaluk, Amanda McDermeit, Jennifer Motz, Maureen Muich, Kari Neulist, Caroline Philippone, Stew Smith, Maureen Tennant, Pamela Thomas, Brittany Thurman, Jessica Wade, Megan Waltemyer, Lina Walz-Salvador

8 May - 31 July 2009
Opening reception Friday, 8 May 2009, 5-7 p

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.

Third Degree East Gallery: 19 June 2009

Michelle "Mike" Ochonicky: A Retrospective

June 19-July 14, 2009
Opening reception: June 19, 6-10 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Thirty years is a long time...a really long time, and a cause for celebration. This year marks thirty years as an artist for Michelle "Mike" Ochonicky whose work includes murals, drawing, illustrations, sculpture and photography. Most notably, she has carved herself a reputation as a master of the early American art form of scrimshaw. She's come a long way from the first public showing of her scrimshaw in 1979. Her retrospective show at Third Degree Glass Factory's East Gallery will include Ochonicky's award-winning,hand-etched scrimshaw along with drawings and photographs, all in Ochonicky's signature sepia tones. Most of the drawings and photographs to be shown were created by the artist while in Europe.

Details about the artist, her writing, arts advocacy and teaching efforts can be found at Meet her in person on June 19.

Third Degree Glass
East Gallery
5200 Delmar
St. Louis

Turner Center for the Arts: Friday, 8 May 2009

SIUE’s Student Art Therapy Association presents Art of Awareness
Featuring: Pinned Together, a collaborative community art project

A collections of works by SIUE Art Therapy and Counseling students focusing on the process of increasing awareness through the creation of art.

Curated by Erin Vigneau-Dimick

OPENING MAY 8 from 6 - 8 pm.

The show is on the St Louis side of the river in Maplewood at Turner Center for the Arts.

Turner Center for the Arts
3109 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood, MO 63143

Monday, May 04, 2009

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 8 May 2009

This weekend, please celebrate with the Washington University MFA 2009 graduates.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Reception at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. 7-9PM The exhibition features thesis projects by twenty-seven master of fine arts candidates in Washington University's Graduate School of Art, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts: Stephanie Barenz, Carolyn Dawn Bendel, Jacob Cruzen, Rachel Ann Dennis, Bryan Eaton, Maya Escobar, Meredith Foster, Morgan Gehris, Gina Grafos, Stephen Hoskins, Amelia Jones, Hye Young Kim, Anne Lindberg, Goran Maric, Kelda Martensen, Erica L. Millspaugh, Carianne Noga, Joel Parker, Rebecca C. Potts, Shannon Randol, Elaine Rickles, Michael Kenneth Smith, Dan Solberg, Natalie Toney, Glenn Tramantano, Kathryn Trout, J. Taylor Wallace

SATURDAY NIGHT: We have obtained a satellite location to further display our work due to spatial constraints.

"Runneth Over" An Exhibition to Complement the MFA Thesis
Satellite Location: CBC High
May 9 - 22
Opening May 9, 7:30 - 10 pm
Closing May 16, 6 - 9 pm

West Entrance
St. Rita Avenue and Clayton Road


Fontbonne University Gallery of Art: Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Please join us on Tuesday, May 5, from 6-8pm for an opening reception for our MFA and MA students Thesis Show at the Fontbonne University Gallery of Art.

The MFA and MA Thesis Show will run from May 5th - May 16th.

Gallery Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30am-4pm, Tuesday 9:30-7pm, Friday 9:30am-2:30pm, Saturday 12noon-4pm, Closed on Sundays,

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

RHD Blank Canvas Studios: Wednesday, 6 May 2009

RHD Blank Canvas Studios, an innovative art-based day program that supports adults with disabilities is hosting its first Creative Art Show on Wednesday, May 6th from 7:00 to 9:00PM

Support the artists at their first showing as they share their creativity through a variety of media, including photography, visual arts, music and videography. Pieces will be available for purchase with proceeds going to support the artists and replenish art supplies.

To preview the art please go to

The studio is located at 122 Point West, St. Charles, MO 63301
For more information please call (636) 724-6616

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 7 May 2009

Ghosts of Industry: An exhibition of three artists perspectives on Industry trends.

May 7 – July 31, 2009
Opening Reception May 7, 4-7PM

Ghosts of Industry, an exhibit featuring new works by students from UM-St. Louis. Pieces by artists Julie Deken, Matt Pierson and Danny Reise will be on display through July 31.

In Julie Deken's work, She has isolated objects in order to personify them. The objects joined with their solemn and harmonious contexts are reminiscent of classical portraiture and reflect upon how we extend ourselves through the use of machinery. It is a spiritual encounter, one that raises questions about burial, ritual, evolution, and robotics.

Matt Pierson's drawings can best be described as an inflammatory illustration. Matt uses improvisation and a medley of thoughts that instantaneously juxtapose themselves into his drawings surface.

Danny Reise uses new technologies and processes to create photographs that are vibrant and derelict. These images are Danny's interpretation and representation of the American working class industry. Technology is always pushing exponentially forward, leaving the outdated machines behind to rust. The chance to find something that has been discarded by an individual or company is a peculiar and exquisite experience.

Gallery Visio (at the University of Missouri–St. Louis)
170 Millennium Student Center
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 8 May 2009

STILL WITHIN: Recent Paintings Artists Julie Malone and .carolinecblaker. explore the involuntary solitude and perceptual shifts from their battles with Cancer

Opening Reception Friday May 8, 2009 from 6 - 10 PM.
Exhibition through May 27, 2009

Artists Caroline Blaker and Julie Malone come together to share the celebration of their survival and inspiration gained from their battles with cancer. Malone, a highly respected and collected artist in St. Louis was recently cleared from her diagnosis of Thoratic cancer, and will be exhibiting paintings that celebrate her battle with the disease. Blaker attended Washington University and stayed in St. Louis until 2006, just two months after she finished treatment of a diagnosis of stage II Breast cancer. The night of the exhibit will mark Blaker's three year survival anniversary, and she will be showing paintings based on her days in St. Louis and reflections on her illness that have matured since she moved away. Blaker will be returning June 1 for this event.

A raffle of art work will be held to benefit the Barnard Health and Cancer Information Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital.
Concrete Ocean Art Gallery (map )
2257 Jefferson Avenue (at Shenandoah)
St. Louis, MO
(314) 497-0199

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Art Gallery: Friday-Saturday, 8-9 May 2009

Next Generation

An exhibition featuring young artists in our region ages 14 through 19. Over twenty local artists have contributed a variety of media that represent this exciting show. The pieces in this exhibit were selected by curators Carla Duncan and Shari Gourde.

The Next Generation exhibit will open Friday May 8th with an additional artist's reception Saturday May 9th from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm at Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Gallery, 2028 South 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104. The show runs through June 6th.

Awards and Prizes sponsored by ArtMart, Dick Blick, and Third Degree Glass.
The SAM Gallery is proud to be sponsored by Schlafly Beer and Y.E.H.S.

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Art Gallery
2028 South 12th Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63104

Three Sinks Gallery: Friday, 8 May 2009

Opening reception 5-7 pm

James Hegarty, Multimedia/Electronic Music Artist

"Something I Remembered...."
This work incorporates prerecorded text manipulated by the video capture of motion in the room. The viewer's motions trigger audio playback that reveals fragments of a story. These non-linear reminiscences of past events suggest a kind of digitally created deja vu as if one is being reminded of something in the past by an action or incident of the present.

Chris Ottinger, Multimedia Artist
This work investigates chance, sound ontology, meta-sound and synesthesia. Exploration of these themes takes the form of paintings, interactive graphic scores, experimental videos and nontraditional musical instruments with an anti-art aesthetic. These works are the physical manifestations of an ontological questioning of the nature of sound, and sound as music.

Co-sponsored by Driftlab Interactive, 8711 Big Bend Blvd.

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

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Hoffman LaChance: Saturday, 2 May 2009

New show at the Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: "Presence at a Distance"

The work reflects various investigations with and commentaries on spacial relationships, art, and
architecture through sculpture, installation, video and other kinds of media.

The opening reception takes place tonight, Saturday the 2nd, from 6 to 10 PM. Hoffman LaChance Contemporary is located at 2173 Sutton Blvd in Maplewood.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 8 May 2009

Summer Exhibitions Open Friday, May 8
Public Opening: 7-9 pm
Celebrate with refreshments and a cash bar.

Rirkit Tiravanija: Chew the Fat Info and Trailer
Spotlight Series Gallery Talk Wed, May 13

Rirkrit Tiravanija interviews twelve international artists of his generation who rose to prominence in the 1990s in this installation featuring the film CHEW THE FAT (A documentary portrait by Rirkrit Tiravanija)(2008). Tiravanija captures each artist in an intimate setting, and while the artists discuss their working lives, the conversations wander and evolve to include a wide range of topics and ideas resulting in a series of fascinating portraits. The interviews are displayed on multiple monitors installed throughout the gallery, which is transformed into a laid-back viewing lounge. The featured artists include Angela Bulloch, Maurizio Cattelan, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno, Elizabeth Peyton, Tobias Rehberger, and Andrea Zittel.

Featuring a FREE SHUTTLE between the summer openings at the Kemper Art Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. The shuttle will depart at approximately 30 minute intervals and will start at 6:30 pm.

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

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 20 June 2009

Congratulations to the seven artists selected from over 100 submissions for FASTX3, White Flag's third annual student exhibition. All students earning MFA, MA, BA, or BFA degrees at St. Louis area colleges and universities were eligible.

FASTX3 will open Saturday night June 20 from 7-10 PM.

The artists selected for this year's exhibition are Jennifer Brown, Washington University, BFA candidate; Jake Cruzen, Washington University, MFA candidate; Eric De Leon Zamuco,
University of Missouri- Columbia, MFA candidate; John Early, Washington University, MFA candidate; Anna Nieman, Webster University, BFA candidate; Gabriel Slavitt, Washington University, BFA candidate; Dan Solberg, Washington University, MFA candidate.