Friday, August 28, 2009

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 11 September 2008

September 11 – October 10, 2009
Opening Reception Friday, September 11th from 5-8 pm

In her work, Mesa explores the nature of human consciousness and the relationship of Individuals to the larger picture, through mixed media, such as enamel, acrylic, oil, digital images and resin, among others. The process of repetitive drawing is the essence of the work; the lines in the work are a metaphor for the interconnectedness of all things, and the layers allude to the multidimensionality and different levels of our existence.

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-6pm.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63105
P. 314.361.4100

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 11 September 2008

Sun Smith-Foret SILVER SCREEN QUILTS: Art about Movies
September 11 – October 10, 2009
Opening Reception To Meet the Artist
Friday, September 11th from 5-8 pm; Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-6pm.

Silver Screen Quilts are works of cloth, paint and mixed media referencing film and cinema. The African American textile technique of strip piecing seems an appropriate vehicle with which to structure compelling graphic imagery with idea stimulated by mass media and what is often referred to as entertainment. Both forms, quilts and films, represent human expression from the popular domain, both are labor intensive requiring collaborative effort over significant periods of time, both seek to expand and open the world of visual and conceptual idea to people hungry for a connection with each other. By joining films and quilts in a hybrid form that includes painting, embroidery and appliqué, I seek to marry disparate aesthetic strivings from the domain of popular culture.

This exhibition is in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 8. Innovations in Textiles 8 is a biennial collaborative event in St. Louis, MO, that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. Nineteen nonprofit and private arts organizations join forces to present exhibitions related to fiber art created by national and international artists.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63105
P. 314.361.4100

Crestwood Court: Saturday, 29 August 2009

Art Walk Saturday, Aug 29 at Crestwood Court Studio, 5-9 pm

Crestwood Court's ArtSpace comes alive on the last Saturday of every month with an Art Walk.

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday. 29 August 2009

Saturday, August 29, 4 to 7 pm

Join us at Bruno David Gallery for the Closing Reception of our Summer exhibition "OVERVIEW_09".

Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Boulevard
(Grand Center)
St. Louis, MO 63108

Avante Art Gallery: Friday, 28 August 2009

Sculptor Steve Altom: Hands

and the OPENING is this FRIDAY NIGHT, 7:00 PM, August 28, 2009

7225 Manchester

Maryville Art & Design Gallery: Friday, 28 August 2009


You are invited to STEP INTO NATURE (my paintings) and STEP INTO MY CHILDHOOD (my sculptures) Visit me at the opening reception THIS FRIDAY, Aug. 28, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm or come during the gallery dates of Aug. 24-Sept. 5, open daily from 9 am-5 pm in the ART & DESIGN BUILDING GALLERY.

My passion for art started in my childhood in collecting shiny button, pretty picture, and colorful candy wrap. I carved mini-furniture with chalks, made bubble-gum figures and apple-seeds animals. As I grew older, I was intoxicated in creating things and exploring beauty.

Beauty in my eye are from different angles and different forms: the first beam of sun light that comes through clouds; leaves dancing in wind; animals and human bounding into nature. My works catch those sensitive moments with thick paint and rich colors directly out from the tube to give the sense of magnificent imagination. My paints extend to the covered frame to make a two dimensional work into a three dimensional looking. Each piece of my work cuts out a piece of nature and let the viewer to transform the work freely into space so that viewer can breathe it and become part of it. Primitive simplicity and purity is the true essence of nature and that is also what I pursuit for.

Maryville University
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63141

Thursday, August 27, 2009

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 5 & 6 September 2009

Join us at PHD Gallery for our FALL OPEN HOUSE!
Saturday & Sunday, September 5 & 6, 2009, Noon to 5 PM

PHD Gallery hosts "SELECTIONS from the Gallery" through September 19, 2009. On view are more that a dozen artists including Joe Chesla, Dennis DeToye, David R. Hanlon, Leslie Holt, Charlie Houska, David Lancaster, LeRoy Lottman, Metra Mitchell, Polly Saputo, Mary Beth Shaw, Susan Sullivan, John Tuccillo, Mark Weber.

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

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 11 September 2009

an exhibition of new paintings and photography

September 11 - November 8
Opening Reception for the artist, Friday, September 11, 6-9 p.m.

Please join us as we open the Fall Season with a dynamic solo exhibition of new works by KIRK PEDERSEN. "Urban Asia" will feature paintings and photography drawn from Pedersen's recent journeys through Asia where he has taught and exhibited as well. The images are lush, beautifully composed views of everyday sightings from urban Asian streets. Subjects are cropped views of structures, occasionally including figures, vehicles, foliage and of course his signature bits of graffiti. Results are elegant, visceral and compelling. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artist, Friday, September 11, 6-9 p.m. and will include a book signing for his recently published Urban Asia, from 6-7 p.m. The show continues through November 8th.

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

4728 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Rob Grimm Photo Gallery: Saturday, 29 August 2009

ArtCrank - STL this Saturday, Aug. 29, from 6-12am.

ArtCrank is a showcase of bicycle-inspired original poster artwork that people can enjoy looking at and afford to take home. ARTCRANK began in Minneapolis in 2007, and has expanded to Denver, St. Louis, Portland and San Francisco. Each show features posters created by local artists from the host city. Admission is always free, and posters are priced to let everybody take home at least one. Full list of participating artists.

Come out for a free night of art, music and beer before heading down to the Moonlight Ramble.

Rob Grimm Photo Gallery
509 N. Garrison
STL 63103

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gallery Visio & Gallery 210: Thursday, 27 August 2009

Three new exhibits will open Thursday (Aug. 27) at Gallery 210 and Gallery Visio, both located on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.

The first opening, for "Children of the Mesh," begins at 4 p.m. and runs through 7 p.m. at Gallery Visio, 170 Millennium Student Center at UMSL. The exhibit will feature silkscreen posters by John Vogl, Jennifer McKnight and Billy Baumann and Jason Teegarden-Downs. "Children of the Mesh" will be on display through Oct. 5. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Visit for more information.

Two additional openings will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Gallery 210 in UMSL's Telecommunity Center. The exhibits include "Exposure 12" and "Phosphorescence."

"Exposure 12" will feature paintings by Jamie Adams, Kit Keith and Bill Kreplin. The "Exposure" series is a long-running program created by the St. Louis Gallery Association, and previously presented in the Hunt Gallery at Webster University in Webster Groves, Mo. The University of Missouri-St. Louis' Gallery 210 now runs the program, and "Exposure 12" will be the sixth exhibition in the series housed at the gallery.

"Phosphorescence," a video exhibit by Anthony Discenza, is broken up into "chapters" and features an array of abstractions created by manipulating television images. At times almost painterly, the resulting images are set to an ambient electronic soundtrack.

"Exposure 12" and "Phosphorescence" will be on display through Oct. 10. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art: Friday, 28 August 2009

Please join us Friday, August 28, for a public reception, from 6-8pm for the "Sift, Measure, Cultivate" show at the Fontbonne University Gallery of Art. The show will run from August 28th – September 27th.

Featured Artists are Erin K. Cork, Courtney Henson, Gina Alvarez.

There will also be a gallery talk on Saturday, September 26, at 4pm and a workshop on Saturday, October the 3rd from 9am–3pm. Cost for the workshop is $45. To make reservations for the workshop, please call 314.889.1431.

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

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Riverside Gallery: Friday, 28 August 2009

Our Other World
Riverside Gallery Exhibit opening reception August 28, 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit dates: August 28 - September 28, 2009

Featuring paintings and sculptures by Maggie Travis-Jaspering, mixed media images by Lauren Lane, and paintings and collages by Kathlene Warner.

Riverside Gallery
13 W. Moody Ave., next to Llywelyn's Pub
Webster Groves, MO
(314) 221-6432

Saint Louis University Museum of Art: Friday, 4 September 2009

Max Scharf: Radiant Harmonies

The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, September 4 at 5:30 p.m., and will continue until Sunday, October 18, 2009.

Through a career that spanned five decades, Max Scharf became known for his radiant color harmonies. Characterized by brilliant color, his art was a celebration of the world around him which he expressed through striking color combinations. Scharf's paintings inspire intense movement through pockets of swirls and twirling colors, while others instill a quieter reflective energy hidden just beneath the surface of more delicate movement, allowing color to speak for itself. Scharf's style of painting is indebted to late 19th century sources, especially Van Gogh. He borrowed lightness from the Impressionists; a bold palette from the Post-Impressionists and Fauves; and an added intensity all his own.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 28 August 2009

The Unobserved World
AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
Friday, AUGUST 28, 2009: Screening: 6:32pm-6:47pm Reception: 6pm-8pm. Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am – 4pm or by appointment.

The Hunt Gallery is pleased to present The Unobserved World, an exhibition where the gallery will function as a laboratory for an experiment that will ultimately bring together elements of documentation, performance, and video while pushing curatorial boundaries. The Unobserved World poses the age-old question to its potential audience: If a tree falls in a forest, and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound?

By way of limitation and documentation, The Unobserved World will either answer the commonsense answer as yes, it did happen and there were a few people there to see it or prove the metaphysical answer as no, because I didn't go to the Hunt Gallery to witness the tree falling, so therefore it doesn't exist! This project also hopes to create a conceptual vibration by poking fun at the possibility of its unperceived existence; it is not the absence of "artwork," the sound of a tree crashing to the ground or the taste of cold beer that should be considered, but rather the absence of awareness of objects and personal physical perception of these events.

The film recorded during the course of the project will generate a new video using only the imagery from the viewers and their reaction to what they have witnessed, which is to specifically highlight the ephemeral nature of performance and event and the sound it makes through observation, participation and experience.

Video by Robert Goetz, Daniel McGrath and Sherman S. Sherman,

Syllabus: video series
Alex Gene Morrison
August 28-September 25, 2009

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

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Craft Alliance in the Loop: Friday, 11 September 2009

Elements: The Art of Textile Collage
Barbara Simon, curator
September 11-October 25, 2009
FREE Opening Reception on Friday, September 11, 6-8pm

This exhibition is part of Innovations in Textiles 8, a city-wide collaborative event.

Simon has selected five artists who produce creative work using textile collage. The artists featured are Bob Adams, Luanne Rimel, Joan Schulze, Fran Skiles, and Barbara Lee Smith. “Each of these artists alter or enhance their fabrics and papers with surface design techniques using dye, paint, discharge, transfer, silkscreen and digital technology, and often embellishing the work with hand stitching and text,” says Simon. “The medium of collage offers artists the freedom to manipulate diverse elements and make changes until they perceive balance and have created a new and satisfying work.”

Opening concurrently in the Charak Gallery is Not All Together Whole, featuring the work of Pat Owoc. There is a strong element of storytelling in her work, which “deals with memory, both real and invented, and land, both real and imagined.” The stories told by Owoc’s impressionistic, dream-like landscapes will awaken memories in her viewers.

Gallery Hours: Tue-Thur, 10am-6pm; Fri & Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm, Closed on Monday.

Craft Alliance in the Delmar Loop
6640 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 725-1177

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Open Door Gallery: Friday, 28 August 2009

A new gallery debuts with an opening next week. Open Door Gallery, 3100 Sutton for the Grand Opening Show 6-9 p.m., August 28th, feauturing works by Ben Guffee, David Stine and Doug Kassabaum.

Directions: From Manchester and Sutton take Sutton south. The Open Door Gallery is on the corner of Sutton and Elm.

Open Door Gallery
3100 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood, MO 63143
Phone: 314.315.1986

Craft Alliance Grand Center: Sunday, 20 September 2009

Craft Alliance, Grand Center, Muddy Waters Theatre, Upstream Theater and Hot City Theatre celebrate their 1st anniversary in the Kranzberg Arts Center--

The Kranzberg Arts Center puts one candle on its birthday cake! Craft Alliance, Muddy Waters Theatre, Upstream Theater, Hot City Theatre and Grand Center celebrate their inaugural year at the Kranzberg Arts Center on Sunday, September 20, from 1 – 4 p.m. Adults and children are invited to come to the Kranzberg Arts Center for an afternoon of fun and festivities. A host of free activities are available in Craft Alliance’s exhibition and education center, others cost a small fee.

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center, Grand Center
501 N. Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 725-1177

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 11 September 2009

Opening Night of a major group exhibition, For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, on September 11, 2009 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Guests are invited to bring family and friends to the Cotemporary on Opening Night to be among the first to view this new exhibition. They will get a chance to mingle with international artists showing work in the exhibition. There will be a cash bar and valet will be available. Admission to Opening Night is free throughout the entire evening.

Artists include: Anonymous, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Marcel Broodthaers, Sarah Crowner, Mariana Castillo Deball, Eric Duyckaerts, Ayse Erkmen, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Rachel Harrison, Giorgio Morandi, Matt Mullican, Bruno Munari, Nashashibi/Skaer, Falke Pisano, Jimmy Raskin, Frances Stark, Rosemarie Trockel, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, David William. Catalog designed by Will Holder.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd. (at Spring)
St. Louis, MO 63108.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday 21 August 2009

Third Friday at Third Degree Glass Factory
August 21, 6 - 10 p.m.

Summer's done, but don't fret. We promise a fiery fall line-up sure to please. Enjoy FREE entertainment, sponsored by Young Friends of KWMU. Glowing glassblowing and torching demos. Sneak peek preview by Union Avenue Opera. Wine tasting by A. Bommarito Wines. Art openings and music cap off the evening. "Get-Down-With-Your-Bad-Self" Music: At 8 p.m., Funky Butt Brass Band brings a rump-shaking mix of traditional jazz, slinky funk and authentic New Orleans-style “second line” brass band music. Cash bar.

At The Gallery: August 21 - September 15
Collective Unconscious. An interactive installation by Robin Rogers explores Carl Jung's thoughts about the importance of integrating the conscious with the unconscious. "I refer to it as an installation rather than a sculpture because of the presence it has in the space...particularly the patterns of light it casts onto the floor and ceiling of the gallery," explains Rogers.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar between Union and Kingshighway

Monday, August 17, 2009

THE GALLERY at LEVEL 2: Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Trubright d'Art Exhibit
Ted Rubright - Artist Reception – Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 5-6:30pm.
Live music and refreshments
September 1 thru 31, 2009. Hours - 10:00am -10pm

The images are called "techno-spiritual constructs" because they seem to evoke a deeper meaning or connection then one would expect from computer generated or fractal designs.

Pius XII Memorial Library
3650 Lindell Boulevard
Saint Louis, MOÂ 63108

ABSTRAKT: Thursday, 27 August 2009

Benton Park's thriving new art gallery, ABSTRAKT and College Bound are proud to announce the next exhibiting artist, Kennedy Yanko. Yanko's exhibit, Wu-Wei (Chinese phrase loosely translated as "Active inactivity to become one with the Tao") is a celebration of vibrant colors and rich textures.

This event will run from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm on August 27. In addition to College Bound, ABSTRAKT has partnered with ALIVE Magazine to help capture this colorful evening. Artists and art enthusiasts are encouraged to celebrate and enjoy this unique experience while giving back to the community. A portion of the proceeds will go toward College Bound.

Yanko describes her artistic interpretation of her work from the Wu-Wei collection, "It is an emptiness that is absolute fullness, allowing the universe to be expressed as it is, without interference from individual beliefs, perceptions or limitations. Wu-Wei is the art of joyful surrender...surrender to this moment, every moment. It is the effortless, boundless allowing of that which Be. When I paint, I enter the gap between the `doing' and the `being'. I see nothing with my eyes. My stillness understands. My senses are quiet, my spirit free to follow the flow, guided by the universe, into the divine place of creation. The paint settles where it may, as the non-act of allowing every stroke of the brush of life to be what it is, accepting it without resistance, judgment or expectation. It is my now saying `Yes!' to what Is."

College Bound provides promising high school students from under-resourced backgrounds with the academic enrichment, social support and life skills needed to apply, matriculate and succeed in four year colleges.

Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri 10 am – 5:00 pm Sat – 9 – 2 pm

1902 Arsenal at Lemp

Concord House: Friday, 11 September 2009

The Concord House Art Show

Come view artwork from Jeane Marie, Ken Howard and Aligori in a new, contemporary home setting! One of only 2 of these Rocio Romero homes in Missouri!

Friday September 11, 2009 7p-10p FREE

4827 Theiss Road
St. Louis, MO 63128

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 4 September 2009

Good Citizen Gallery announces a new group exhibition
Material Studies
September 4 –26
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 4, 2009 6:00pm- 10:00pm
GALLERY TALK: Saturday, September 12, 2009 2:00 pm

Material Studies is a culmination of artists exploring the world of fibers in which the boundaries between art and everyday life are blurred by our familiarity with materials and hand-made processes. This exhibition features a group of six contemporary fiber artists from the St. Louis region who combine traditional fibers techniques with other media, installation, and/or performance. The show is full of highly charged artworks meant to challenge and inform our personal involvement with fiber materials and processes in the world today.

PARTICIPATING FIBER ARTISTS: Erin K. Cork, Courtney Henson, Christine A. Holtz, Jessica May, Alicia Pigg, Jessica Witte.
GALLERY HOURS Wed., Fri., Sat. Noon – 5pm or by appointment

ST. LOUIS, MO 63104

Grafica Fine Arts: Friday, 7 November 2009

This isn’t your Grandma’s embroidery!

Grafica Fine Art announces a showing of the dramatic and very personal embroidery art of Lee Malerich. Melerich’s works are dazzling and intricate – the brilliant colors and complex shapes entwined within each image draw the eye and hold it; but, Lee’s representational works depict slices of her life and lay bare complicated emotions.

Each image is small (approximately 5” x 5”) but the impact is big. Even a casual observer is
drawn into a story that seems to hold more questions than answers. Some concepts are black
and white (a common theme in Malerich’s work) – most are variegated and often vivid.
Two non-representational works are included. In these works, Malerich uses the texture of
carefully chosen and placed fabrics to complement her incredibly precise stitches.

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Craft Alliance Grand Center: Friday, 28 August 2009

Bound Lines: an installation by Mi-Kyoung Lee.
August 28, 2009 - January 17, 2010
FREE Opening Reception on Friday, August 28, 6 – 9pm
This exhibition is in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 8, a collaborative city wide investigation of textile art in 19 area galleries.

Watch Mi-Kyoung Lee create her installation in the gallery, Wednesday, August 26 through Friday, August 28.

Bound Lines, Mi-Kyoung Lee’s site-specific installation, features large-scale sculptures as well as wall pieces. Her wall pieces, which she refers to as “material drawings,” are small line drawings of natural forms made out of wool felt, cotton balls, silk and wax.

Through knotting lines of monofilament (a thin string made from a single fiber), human hair, thread and wax, Lee’s work speaks delicately to how we are all connected to each other. Bound Lines is “a portrait of my recent awareness of human connections as a mother,” explains Lee. “The process of connecting small threads together becomes a metaphor for human existence.”

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm; Sunday 12-5pm; Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 725-1177

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 11 September 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, from 6 to 9 pm
September 11 – October 24, 2009. A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Jim Harris accompanies the exhibition.

Project Room and Front Room: Legacy: The Work of Laskey’s Former Students
Media Room: Dickson Beall: FRAMES and MOVEMENTS: The Artist in Society: Who, What, Where, When and Why?

The eclectic artist is presenting a series of paintings and drawings inspired by the Argentinean dance. Tango has been a great inspiration for artists, whether they are musicians, filmmakers or visual artists. His fascination for Tango isn’t surprising, when one looks at his previous work. Leslie Laskey has already explored the subject in 2006. His series of flower digital prints evoked the sensuality of the dance with hot colors and powerful graphic gestures.

In the Media Room, video artist Dickson Beall presents a single-channel video titled “FRAMES AND MOVEMENTS: The Artist in Society: Who, What,Where, When and Why?” This 90 seconds video created in 2009 expands the search of who is an artist. Who is an artist? Through what frames does the artist see? How do place and visual marks in time shape movements? Why does the artist make art? From the artist in the cave to the artist in the concept, this video animation plays with those questions and draws out a history of art — in 90 seconds, more or less — about the time it takes to look at a single piece of art.

3721 Washington Boulevard (in Grand Center)
St. Louis, MO 63108

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 20 November 2009

Dale Chihuly Opening Reception Friday, November 20th from 5-8 pm. The exhibition will run through January 30th.

Chihuly’s distinctive glass sculpture owes much to the grand tradition of Renaissance era Venetian glass, yet his work squarely sits in the modern avant-garde. In this visionary leap Chihuly’s rare ability to conceive of sculptural glass on a monumental scale revolutionized the medium. The luscious form of Chihuly’s 1 ton “Icicle Chandelier” enlivens the entire gallery space transforming it into a rococo crystal interior -bathing 4,000 square feet in spectacular refracting light and liquid colors. The chandelier, is flanked by a wall of “Persian” series glass which evokes the archeological treasures of the Middle East. Formed from a complex threading of glass, the “Persian” series connotes a lost era of refinement and luxury, an exotic civilization of advanced science, calligraphic mastery, hanging gardens, tapestry carpets and metaphysical love poems. Chihuly’s fascination with “dazzling threaded patterns to create basket weaves, waffled designs, and combed decorations” provides an apt
metaphor for the history of culture itself.

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-6pm

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Monday, August 03, 2009

Pele Prints: Thursday, 6 August 2009

Pele Prints welcomes Laura Berman for a one-night preview of new works on paper. Laura combines families of shapes and whimsical color to create fresh images in non-traditional formats. Her latest work embraces the unexpected and celebrates the handmade in print.

Thursday, August 6
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Pele Prints Studio