Friday, June 26, 2009

Phoenix Potteries Studio & Gallery: Saturday, 11 July 2009

the photo images of Milton Loessberg

Saturday, July 11, 2009
Opening Reception: 2:00 until 5:00 p.m.

complimentary refreshments and a good time will be served to all!

Enjoy this one St. Louis County photographer's take on finding and capturing those "golden moments" all around us in nature...some flowers, some bugs, some plants, some trees, many surprises, portrayed as either realism, abstract or impressionist. Whether in color or monochrome, Nature is whatever you see it is, often surprising you, too! There are also two special mixed media works on canvas, combining oil paint with photography! Displayed alongside ceramics created by talented potters, including gallery/studio owner, Mary Kofron. Come join the fun with complimentary wine, snacks. SHOW RUNS FROM JULY 11 THROUGH AUG. 15.
during reg. hours of Tues. - Sat. 10 til 4.

Phoenix Potteries Studio & Gallery
6514 Weber Rd.
AFFTON, MO 63123
one mile east of Laclede Station Rd, between Watson Rd and Gravois

Saint Louis Artists’ Guild: Sunday, 28 June 2009

Modern Rubbish/Recycled Tendencies 2009 at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild
Environmentally Friendly Artists Find Modern Art in Unlikely Places
Opening Reception: June 28, 2009, 1 pm – 3 pm
Exhibition Dates: June 28 - September 4, 2000

The St. Louis Artists' Guild is pleased to announce the opening of two of the three innovative new exhibits of the Greenspace Exhibition Series. A solo exhibition of William Lobdell’s work entitled "Modern Rubbish" and a juried exhibition entitled "Recycled Tendencies," which will explore and attempt to redefine everyday and often overlooked materials.

"Recycled Tendencies" challenges artists to respond to an increasing demand of environmental responsibility. Submitting artists have the opportunity to showcase how redefinition and recycling have inspired their work. In the words of William Lobdell, "It's not what you look it, it's how you see it. Juror: E. Louis Lankford

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild Galleries are free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, noonto 4pm. The Guild is located at Two Oak Knoll Park, Clayton 63105, near the corner of Big Bend and Clayton Roads.

St. Louis Artists' Guild/Old Webster Groves: Friday, 26 June 2009

In Old Webster Groves, Missouri
Outdoor Exhibition of Sculpture for the Environment

The St. Louis Artists' Guild is pleased to announce Greenspace. This exhibit is a collaboration with Webster Groves and will be on display in the park at the intersection of Kirkham and Gore

Opening Reception: June 26, 2009, 6 pm – 8 pm
Exhibition Dates:June 28, 2009 - September 4, 2009

Greenspace is an outdoor exhibition that draws attention to natural features of an urban landscape and provokes or inspire thoughtfulness about current environmental issues and concerns. The setting is Old Webster Groves, Missouri, at the intersection of Kirkham and Gore. Art works are sensitive and responsive to the physical characteristics of the park and surrounding environmental and social context of the space.

Exhibiting artists include Barbara Decker, Emily Dunlap, Adam Long, Jennifer Stauber, and the collaborative team of Luci Maurico-McMichael and Barbara Olsen.The St. Louis Artists Guild Galleries are free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4pm. Admission for the Greenspace is free. Juror:E. Louis Lankford

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Snowflake: Friday, 26 June 2009

Please join us Friday, June 26 from 7-10 pm for our newest exhibition, A New Currency.

Art often acts as a sign of the times and the effect of today's economy on the art market seems to be no exception. The current recession has hit it hard, affecting the actions of artists, curators, critics and buyers. Directed by curator Dan Cameron (Prospect New Orleans), a group of thirty-one MFA students at the School of Visuals Arts have developed the exhibition A New Currency as an artist's response to these changing economic circumstances on the contemporary art community.

A New Currency in St. Louis will be a part of the global impact of the exhibition, joining cities around the world such as Los Angeles, D.C., Seoul and Taipei, to explore the current trends and feelings of artists in each city. Opening on June 26th, 7 – 10 pm at Snowflake, the exhibition will feature the art of several artists who are working to make a career in this tough economy.Works by Bruce Burton, Nate Chung, Eric Hall, Mike Schuh and Jennifer Wilkey are featured in the exhibition.

Curated by Cole Root and Amy Blomme, A New Currency aims to explore today's artists, as they begin to develop their own careers and respond to the newest trends in the contemporary art community. As the galleries that could once jumpstart a career, struggle during this recession, the weight is now left more heavily on each individual artist. All of the pieces in the exhibition give an artist's insight into their perception of what currency is to them and how it affects their work.

Looking at each of these artists's perspective of what is current in our artistic community; A New Currency shows the power of the individual artist to define his or her own career and share with the rest of us a sign of the times.

Runs through July 20th. Hours: Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm, Free and Open to the Public

3156 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 19 June 2009

The Des Lee Gallery presents "Low-fi and Romantic", an exhibition of recent paintings, photographs, and sculptures by Hye Young Kim, Anne Lindberg, and Elaine Rickles.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 19th from 6 until 9, featuring DJ Gold Skulltulla.

The exhibition runs from June 19th through June 28th at The Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Gallery hours for this exhibition are Friday thru Sunday from 1 - 5.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 19 June 2009

Craig Norton: Shot and Killed
Closing this Weekend

Please join us Friday, June 19, from 6 - 8 pm, for cocktails and a final view of this powerful exhibition. The exhibition will also be on view Saturday, June 20, from 10 am - 5 pm.

Craig Norton makes work of remarkable directness. His ideas arrive channeled through his incredibly fine skills as a draftsman. Amazingly, he uses only a 29 cent Bic pen as a drawing implement to draw photorealistic faces with a stippling technique. Hundreds of thousands of dots give the faces realism and depth. Wallpaper collages build the clothes of the figures. Most recently, Norton's pieces have consisted of large-scale vignettes involving dozens of figures per scene.

4735 McPherson Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 27 June 2009

Please join us Saturday, June 27, 2009, 7 - 10 p.m. (after Pridefest) for the opening receptions of

Limited Edition Archival Prints from SX-70 Polaroids

Oil on studded aluminum paintings and sculpture


Before gay marriage, before "don't ask-don't tell," before AIDS, and even before Stonewall... there was Fire Island. Part Garden of Eden, part Sodom and Gomorah, this tiny little barrier to Long Island, just south of the Hamptons, was as much a state of mind as it was a destination. Synonymous with freedom to gays around the word, Fire Island was the ultimate mecca where gays and lesbians who often lived their lives in secret, were free to be who they were, among their own, living and playing without judgment or scorn. Photographer Tom Bianchi captured that era on film. Using a Polaroid SX-70, Tom Bianchi shot more than 6,000 images of his summers in the Pines.

Over 24 images from Memories of Fire Island and a selection of Bianchi's classic black and white nudes will be on view at PHD Gallery from June 27 through August 15, 2009, with an opening reception Saturday, June 27 at 7:00 pm. The artist will attend and will sign copies of his books.

DAVID LANCASTER: "Please God, Make Me Not Queer"

"Give me chastity... but not yet." St. Augustine (354-430), Bishop of Hippo and one of the major figures of early Christianity, uttered this famous prayer in his struggle to gain mastery over his earthly desires. In the spirit of brazen honesty with which Augustine addressed his deity, David Lancaster proposes a collection of modern prayers, painted in oil on aluminum, designed to explore and question the nature of communication with the divine. Sad, bold, frank and funny, the prayers challenge our collective notions of supplication and gratitude--what we should ask of an omnipotent God and for what we should give thanks--and the very idea that prayer is a catalyst for divine action.

Ten of Lancaster's studded aluminum paintings and sculpture will be on view in PHD's Portfolio Gallery. The text of each prayer, rendered without vowels or word breaks (in the manner of early biblical manuscripts), surrounds the nude supplicant, painted in oil on aluminum, the whole nailed to a plywood substrate with brass escutcheon pins, reminiscent of Christian icon paintings and stained glass windows.

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 664-6644

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Westrich Photographic Gallery: Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Two premieres on June 24: the Westrich Photograph Gallery and The Raptor Series – a limited edition series by Rob Westrich

After 25 years with the family business Rob Westrich has focused his camera lens in a new direction with the opening of a fine art photography gallery and the premiere of The Raptor Series - his fine art black and white photographic portrait study of birds of prey.

The grand opening of the Westrich Photographic Gallery will be June 24, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event not only will be the premiere of Rob Westrich’s newest venture – a fine art photography gallery on the second floor of his portrait studio location – but also a public showing of the St. Louis photographer’s first foray into fine art photography with The Raptor Series.

Over several months Westrich photographed numerous birds from the World Bird Sanctuary in West St. Louis County at his studio in Clayton. The limited series features unique black and white photography of eagles, owls, hawks, falcons and more.

Some of the World Bird Sanctuary birds featured in The Raptor Series will be on live display at the Westrich Photographic Gallery grand opening June 24. The grand opening is free and open to the public. Westrich will donate a portion of sales that evening to the World Bird Sanctuary.

Beginning June 25, the public hours for the Westrich Photographic Gallery will be Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as by appointment.

Westrich Photographic Gallery
7925 Clayton Road
toll free 1-800-866-0330

Avante Art Gallery: Friday, 19 June 2009

Colin Michael Shaw- Assorted Mixed Media Works
Artist Reception Sponsored by Schlafly Brewery
Friday, June 19th from 7 ­ 10:30 PM

A rare public showing of the artist’s eclectic mixed media and collage work showcased at “My paintings are about a whole body of work- the work of my life. They are about color and design, materials and methods, exploration and experimentation. They are about the deep and unseen parts of the individual- they are about the hearts of men.”

Avante Art Gallery
7225 Manchester Road
Maplewood. MO 63143

Third Degree East Gallery: 19 June 2009

FREE SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION at Third Degree Glass Factory, June 19,
6 - 10 p.m.

Summer Solstice Celebration heats up June with free entertainment, sponsored by the Young Friends of KWMU. Meet KWMU Reporter Adam Allington. See glowing glassblowing demonstrations. Watch artists use torches in the flameworking studio. Enjoy our a/c and chill-ax! For the hearing impaired, sign language student interpreters from SLCC-FloValley will sign glassblowing demos from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Music: Smooth harmonies and hard driving instrumentals. Fox Creek Band revs up with an eclectic acoustic mix of bluegrass, country and gospel. Drinks of the Month: Solstice Martinis and Oh-So-Refreshing-Frozen Margaritas.

At The Gallery: June 19 - July 14
Reaction and Form. Kiln-formed glass by Lisa Becker. Her designs are inspired by the shapes and textures of nature, the lines of architecture, and the depth of the human form.

Michelle "Mike" Ochonicky: A Retrospective.Celebrating thirty years as an artist, Ochonicky's exhibit includes her award-winning, hand-etched scrimshaw along with drawings and photographs, all in her signature sepia tones.

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

Friday, June 12, 2009

Avante Art Gallery: Friday, 12 June 2009

Friday night, 7-10, FREE: Art show featuring Rusty Conklin with special musical guest, Nate Marsh

Saturday Night: jessegannontruth will be performing along with a movie showing of "The Jerk" with free Schlafly Beer. $5 at the door, for entertainment. Starts @ 8pm

Sunday Afternoon: Starbucks is sponsoring a "Meet the Artist" at the Clarkston and Baxter Starbucks store in Chesterfield. Fearturing Brett Gregory Steen's photography. Starts at 2pm and lasts until 5pm.

Avante Art Gallery also is displaying work from Dawn Sherrill, Jewell McGhee, Brett Gregory Steen, TOBI and Rebecca Wilson.

Avante Art Gallery & Photo Studio
7225 Manchester
Maplewood, MO 63143

Riverside Gallery: Friday, 26 June 2009

Rediscovering the Everyday
Riverside Gallery Exhibit opening reception June 26, 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit dates: June 15 - July 10.

Featuring illustrations by Karl Johnson, paintings, prints and an installation by Yvette Pino, and ceramics and photographs by Jaime Sanders. See beautiful artwork by three talented local artists. You will want a chance to talk to artist Yvette Pino about her installation.

Riverside Gallery
13 W. Moody Ave.
St. Louis MO 63119
(314) 221-6432

Thursday, June 11, 2009

SLCC Forest Park: Friday, 12 June 2009

"PEACES" - paintings, mixed media and drawings by DORLENE DUNNE.
Opening reception is tomorrow June 12, from 6 - 8pm at St Louis Community College, Forest Park's Gallery of Contemporary Art in the Library Building.

"PEACES" will remain on view til June 26.
For gallery hours call the Art Department at: 314-644-9350

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Framations: Saturday, 13 June 2009

Framations Art Gallery invites the public to view an exhibit featuring works by the members of the Gateway East Artists Guild. The GEAGis a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the fine arts in the Metro-East area by providing educational opportunities, community art exhibits, and fellowship for area artists. Members include a diverse group of art enthusiasts from beginners to professionals in almost every artistic medium, as well as those who wish to support the arts without creating their own.

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 13, 1-4 pm
On Display: June 13 - July 5, 2009

Framations Art Gallery
218 North Main Street
St Charles, MO 63301

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 20 June 2009

FASTX3 at White Flag Projects
Third Annual MFA/BFA Invitational Exhibition

With Jennifer Brown, Jake Cruzen, Eric De Leon Zamuco, John Early, Anna Nieman, Gabriel Slavitt and Dan Solberg.

Opening reception Saturday evening June 20, 7-10 PM. Opening reception sponsored in part by Schlafly Beer.

Seven student artists were selected from a field of over 100 submissions: Jennifer Brown (Washington University, BFA), Jake Cruzen (Washington University, MFA), Eric De Leon Zamuco (University of Missouri- Columbia, MFA), John Early (Washington University, MFA), Anna Nieman (Webster University, BFA), Gabriel Slavitt (Washington University, BFA) and Dan Solberg (Washington University, MFA).

All student artists working toward their MFA, BFA, BA, or MA degrees at St. Louis area schools were eligible to submit work, including those attending: Fontbonne University, Jefferson College, Lindenwood University, Maryville University, McKendree College, St. Charles Community College, St. Louis Community Colleges at Florissant Valley, Forest Park, & Meramec, St. Louis University, Southern Illinois Universities at Carbondale & Edwardsville, University of Missouri St. Louis, University of Missouri Columbia, Washington University, and Webster University.

White Flag Projects
4568 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Marbles Gallery: Friday, 12 June 2009

Marbles Gallery exhibits Horizons in the White – paintings by Terri Shay and photography by Michael Rudolf through June 30. Also exhibiting nature photography by Southeast Missouri native, Corey Warner.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 12 from 6-9 p.m. Meet the artists, enjoy a glass of wine and
Michael Rudolf's famous chocolate covered raspberries! Free and open to the public.

Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery
1905 Park Avenue in Lafayette Square

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

Curiosa Elegante
"The art of sensual imagination"

The art of sensual imagination is Erica Kavanagh's attempt to paint the answers to the forever elusive questions of sensuality. Capturing on canvas, those fleeting moments which describe a universal sensuality, appreciated by both men and women alike but for different reasons.

How often do we look into the mirror and focus on the things we want to change about our reflection? What if instead of thinking change, we embraced those things? The human figure is one of Gods masterpieces. In all shapes, sizes, and colors, we are each perfectly unique and beautiful. Kavanagh's paintings portray those all-too-brief moments when inner beauty shines the brightest. Emotional moments which do not derive strength from aesthetic appeal alone. Kavanagh evokes this emotion by skillfully manipulating the relationships between color and value, shape and space, movement and balance. Substituting a conventional way of copying nature with interpretation, Kavanagh's work ignites an emotion in each viewer while communication with all.

Friday and Saturday June 12&13, 2009-6pm to 10pm

At the S.A.M. Annex
Next door to: Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery

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

ArtDimensions 3rd Floor Gallery: Friday, 12 June 2009

Please join us at the opening reception this Friday night, 7-11pm at ArtDimensions' 3rd Floor Gallery, 1214 Washington Ave. (enter through Mossa)

In the Main Gallery: Sans le Motif - this juried exhibit of St. Louis area artists has no theme, just features recent works by area artists

In the Flax Gallery - accelerating female artists: Large and In Charge - works that are at least 3' in size

The Solo Series presents - "Transference" - work by Todd Fischer

These exhibits continue through August 8 during gallery hours: Thurs-Sat, noon-4pm; more info at

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 19 June 2009

Nancy Newman Rice
Opening Reception Friday, June !9th, 5-8 pm.
June 19-July 31, 2009
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 11am - 5pm, and by appointment.

The Duane Reed Gallery is excited to present the work of St. Louis painter, Nancy Rice. The “Dark Reflections” series explores the many layers of visual perception produced by light, shadows and reflections on a variety of objects, images, and experiences. As the empirical world is ordered by geometry, so are my paintings. Each plane or rectangle records a specific time in a single location. Chairs move as conversations end, branches bend and break and we have to determine what is real and what is only a reflection. Nancy Newman Rice employs a pointillist technique to apply paint not only to enhance the intricacy of the images but also the vibrancy of the colors.

Duane Reed Gallery
ST. LOUIS, MO 63105

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 19 June 2009

Four Fired: Tip Toland, Misty Gamble, Cynthia Consentino, Beverly Mayeri
Opening Reception To Meet the Artists Friday, June !9th, 5-8 pm.
June 19-July 31, 2009
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 11am - 5pm, and by appointment.

Four Fired, a group exhibition featuring the work four female artists working in clay, whose figurative work transcends the clay tradition by exploring the human condition. Beautifully crafted and wildly imaginative work that addresses current issues such as identity, consumption, human desire and fear will be featured.

Tip Toland’s hauntingly realistic works evoke reaction as they show humanity in all states and at all ages. The synthetic hair and wax lips Toland uses add a further life-like quality to her brutally honest figures. Beverly Mayeri’s dream-like sculptures are subtlety, yet richly painted rather than glazed. She explores the contradiction and ever-changing sides of oneself, one’s yearnings and fear, strengths and fragility in her work. Consentino and Gamble look more to society and cultural mores for inspiration. Gamble’s eccentric personalities question the perception of normalcy and appropriateness of human and social behaviors, while Consentino layers her works with references to stories and metaphor to comment on “dualities and apparent incongruities" within gender and societal roles.

Duane Reed Gallery
ST. LOUIS, MO 63105

Saturday, June 06, 2009

The Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 12 June 2009

Ann Coddington Rast: endless sky

Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists


Of Animals: Photographs by Frank Noelker

Gallery of Photography

The exhibition is made possible by Barbara and Arthur McDonnell


A Reflection of National History: Photographs of Berlin Architecture by Amy Metzger

Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture


Picture the Music: Director’s Choice III

AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art

The exhibition is made possible by Peggy Walter Symes


24 Hour Cure: Photographers Making a Difference

Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery


Teresa Miller

Ann Leigh and Wilfred Konneker Gallery

The Sheldon Art Galleries

Cordially Invite You to the Opening Of

Six New Exhibitions

Friday, June 12, 2009

Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres between 5 and 7 p.m.

The Sheldon Art Galleries

3648 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

Tel: 314.533.9900 ~ Website:

Friday, June 05, 2009

Foundry Art Center: Friday, 12 June 2009

The opening of “Photography Unlimited” – IV is Friday, June 12, 2009, 6pm – 9pm at the Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO. Free and open to the public

Gallery I & II – Photography Unlimited 4
Open to all artists working with photographic processes. Traditional or experimental uses of the medium within expression, visual exploration, or theoretical concerns were considered for this exhibition. Juror Brooke White.

Gallery III – Group 4 Award – Paperworks 3
Theresa Chiodini, Matt Moyer, Jaclyn Lawson, and Ron Lambert
Ameristar Gallery – Emerging Artist
Xiaobing Liu and Snow Yunxue Fu

Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free and donations are welcome. For more information call (636) 255-0270 or visit

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 31 July 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, July 31 6pm - 10pm
Alison Ouellette-Kirby: Home From Work To Find Your Spaniel Turned Into A Wolf
July 31 - August 29, 2009

Alison Ouellette-Kirby’s upcoming show Home From Work To Find Your Spaniel Turned Into A Wolf takes a critical look at the underlying concepts and definition of “home.” Her sculptures focus on the iconic home from the board game Monopoly™, a form she is obsessed with and a
game she hated as a child. A game whose premise she describes as presenting “robber-baron style capitalism as something light and fun.” A theme that seems all too familiar in the current political and economic climate and its relationship to one’s “home.”

Alongside political motives are Alison’s personal definitions of “home” and how these ideas shift with age and geography. Alison’s work investigates how this ever-changing definition has a direct impact on the physical and psychological landscape of the country. Alison’s Canadian background creates a thinly veiled difference between her and her surrounding community; a foreigner who is not quite foreign enough.

Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave
St. Louis MO 63104

Schmidt Contemporary Art: Friday, 12 June 2009


Stuart Arends
Olivia Lahs-Gonzales

June 12 - July 11, 2009
Opening Reception Friday, June 12, 5:00-8:00 PM

Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 12-5; Saturday 10-4

Stuart Arends will be showing work from two recent series. The A-Frames are finely milled aluminum boxes 6 x 6 x 2.5” which the artist paints in hard edged geometric formats; the Big Art pieces are much smaller wooden boxes painted more loosely in his signature style which take their name from the fact that although they are physically small they project themselves as eloquently as large paintings when given the opportunity and the proper space.

The timing is perfect for this exhibition. These particular A-Frames will eventually be heading to a museum exhibition in Italy; other works from this series will be featured in two booths at Art Basel. Other works of the same size as the Big Art pieces will be at Basel as well - but not any from this series which is very personal to the artist who is showing work from this series for the first time.

Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, well known for her photography, will be exhibiting one of her large scale photographs and a series of recent drawings which reflect her ongoing passion for the forms and energies found in the world of nature.

At times appearing quiet - just a few subtle lines of watercolor - and at other time using a variety of media in energetic bursts Lahs-Gonzales works on paper allow her hand to accomplish the same feelings and emotions that her eye has shown us for many years through the lens of her camera.

615 North Grand
St. Louis, MO 63103
314 575 2648

ABSTRAKT: Saturday, 6 June 2009

St. Louis gets yet another splash of color in the already vibrant, thriving art community with the opening of ABSTRAKT, a new art gallery located in the heart of Benton Park.

Opening Saturday night, June 6, from 8-11. Free drinks and food will be provided.

The featured artist, Paco Rosic has received worldwide acclaim for his work including his interpretation of the Sistine Chapel using a unique aerosol spray technique.

The gallery is adjoined with the Benton Park Cafe and Coffee Bar at 1902 Arsenal St. Saint Louis, MO 63118 (basically at Arsenal & Lemp, right near the Brewery, a few blocks east of Jefferson.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Art & Air: Friday-Sunday, 5-7 June 2009

Discover the fine arts fair that is known as the "Artist's Art Fair", and a true gem of the Midwest, right in the heart of Webster Groves! Imagine strolling the lush, beautiful grounds of Eden Theological Seminary, while live music tickles your ears, and the scent of mouth-watering fare, from St. Louis' best restaurants, carries you along the rows of unique fine art. That's Art & Air 2009!

Friday, June 5, 6-10 pm
Saturday, June 6, 11 am - 10 pm
Sunday, June 7, noon - 5 pm

There's great food and music, hands-on art free activities for children and adults and, of course, world-class art by nationally-known artists. Maps and parking info are here.

Three Sinks Gallery: Friday, 12 June 2009

Cultivated Works ~ New Prints by Victoria McAlister and Jen McKnight
June 12 - July 25, 2009
Opening Reception for the Artists: Friday June 12, 6 - 8pm

Gallery Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 10am to 5pm, Fri. and Sat. 10am to 2pm, or by Appointment.

Three Sinks Gallery
8715 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 12 June 2009

Khara Koffel: later rather than sooner
Opening Reception: Friday, June 12 6pm - 10pm
June 12 - July 11, 2009

Khara Koffel pulls inspiration from personal stories, anecdotes, and memories creating installations using specific objects related to her past and present. These installations have included portraits of family members out of such diverse materials as paperclips, eggshells, and cocktail umbrellas. For Koffel, these materials carry a specific relevance to her own stories but remain approachable to a wide range of viewers. Koffel’s work speaks to the power of seemingly banal objects to spark a memory, recall an emotion, and tell a story. Her care and handling of these materials allow them to become aesthetically pleasing arrangements that invite the viewer into unique shared experiences.

GALLERY HOURS Fri., Sat. Noon – 5pm or by appointment

Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave
St. Louis MO 631044

RAC Gallery: Friday, 12 June 2008

Using the social networking web site Twitter, KWMU, the Regional Arts Commission, and the River City Professionals will come together for an art opening and dedication ceremony and to learn about how Twitter can facilitate communications and learning in the art community. Participants will interact with each other and the art work by "tweeting" their answers to a question related to several of the works of art.

The exhibition opens on June 12, along with the tweet up, at 5:30 pm and features paintings, collages, works on paper and an installation. After the exhibit, head to the roof of the new Moonrise Hotel for a special Art Rac Tweet-Up cocktail.

Curator Thomas Reed features five teams of artists, each including an established and a budding artist: Lisa Bulawski & Amity Faith Herrera; Cameron Fuller & Charlotte Reed; Steve Kelly & Jacob Torres; Belinda Lee & Lauren Fields; Amy Thompson & Celeste Gardner

Picasso once said: "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." The exhibition "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."

Additionally, a dedication ceremony for a new public art piece, which will flank the entryway to RAC's Cultural Resource Center, will take place at 6 p.m. The work, titled Support System, was commissioned in celebration of the Center's fifth anniversary and underscores RAC's ongoing commitment to public art and local artists.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Avante Art Gallery: Friday, 6 June 2009

Opening this Friday, June 6, 7pm - 11pm at Avante Art Gallery

Featuring a new artist this week: Rusty Conklin and his paintings in multiple mediums.

There will also be art by Jewell McGhee (abstract and Potery); Dawn Sherrill (abstract Acrylic Paintings); Erin Eilene Lane (Photography on Canvas); Micheal Rudolf (St. Louis Photography)
Tobi (oil painting); Art By Ramin (various statuettes and masks); Brett Gregory Steen (photography).
Avante Art Gallery
7225 Manchester
Maplewood, MO 63143

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Friday, 5 June 2009

Built: Kranzberg Exhibition Series
Exhibition opening reception: June 5, 2009, 6–8 PM.(Free)

•Sarah Frost
•Craig Norton
•Stan Chisholm
•Mike Behle
•Cameron Fuller & Sarah Paulsen

Six local artists and the Laumeier staff are busy preparing for Built, the 2009 Kranzberg Exhibition which opens June 5 at 6 p.m.¨For only the second time, the Kranzberg show features multiple artists who are transforming the indoor galleries into five unique installations.

According to Kim Humphries, Laumeier's Director of Exhibitions and Collections, "All the work in Built is site-specific – some of it solidly-so, literally constructed into and onto the galleries."

Plan to attend the June 5 opening and see Stan Chisholm's installation as well as work by Sarah Frost, Craig Norton, Mike Behle and Cameron Fuller & Sarah Paulsen in what Post-Dispatch Visual Arts Critic David Bonetti called, "the most promising show opening this summer."

June 5-September 6, 2009
Museum hours are: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and Saturday-Sunday 12:00 PM-5:00 PM (Free)

Monday, June 01, 2009

Gateway Gallery: Friday, 5 June 2009

Sleep With An Original - Fine Art for the Bedroom
Reception Friday, June 5th · 6:00 PM - 9:00PM

Resident Artists: Michael Anderson, John Barhydt, Vic Barr, Ron Flier, Janet Fons, Heather Haymart, Catherine Honse, Sheldon Johnson, Vic Mastis, Greg Matchick, Garry McMichael, Janice Schoultz Mudd, Annie Smith Piffel, Michele Wells, Julie Wiegand, D. A. Williams.

The Artists of Gateway Gallery are proud to display new artwork for the spring season. You are invited to join us for wine, snacks and view our art. New art will be scattered throughout the gallery.

Our Featured Artists for the June are Greg Matchick, Marlene Lewis and David McWhirter.

Featured Artists Exhibit runs from June 1st through July 5th, 2009. Gallery Hours: Wednesday 11-6 Thursday 11-6, Friday 11-7, Saturday 11-6, Sunday 10-5, Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Gateway Gallery
7921 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, Missouri 63105