Friday, October 30, 2009

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 6 November 2009

The Indecisive Moment: Emerging Fluidities in Photomechanical Media is curated by Paola Laterza and features artists Seth Daniel Caplan, Jennifer Colten, Danielle Kantrowitz, Philip Martin, T. Kelly Mason, Jessika Miekeley, Emily Moorhead, Esther Murphy, Christopher Ottinger and Kelly Wright.

Join us at the Des Lee Gallery for the opening reception Friday, November 6, 2009 from 6-9 pm. The exhibition runs through November 22, 2009. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday from 1 until 6 pm.

For decades all the images coming from a lens were received as a direct documentation of reality. Drawing from the indexical nature of mechanical reproduction, Modernism particularly praised the capacity for precision and truthfulness of the "photographer's eye", such as in the writings of American critic John Szarkowski. At the same time, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson was claiming that photography should aim at the "decisive moment" – namely, the possibility of fixing forever the transiency of reality in a beautiful, perfectly composed image.

Today, the multiplication of mechanically reproduced images has become an overwhelming presence, with digital streaming and the continuous broadcast of the Internet, we are experiencing a new shift in the way images are produced and received. After 160 years of belief in photographic evidence, photo-based technology is now becoming instrumental in creating conflations of reality and fiction, past and present, intimacy and collectiveness. Cartier-Bresson's "decisive moment" couldn't be farther in the past: it is replaced by the conviction that the complexity of reality stretches beyond the restrictions of a single image or a single code. Nor can we believe in the absoluteness of the event anymore. Today, in order to recognize the present event as experience, we need to step back from the actuality of it and re-think, re-interpret, and re-stage what we saw — and possibly re-map it in a new net of connections, memories and stories.

The artists presented in this exhibition work with photomechanical media, whether the result is a still photograph or a video. They all testify that lens-based images no longer guarantee a one-to-one relationship with reality, but are becoming more and more similar to complex texts: to be explored, interpreted and questioned by the viewer. These artists are not afraid of contamination; they move fluidly from video to photography, from analogue to digital - and vice versa. They intentionally introduce "noise" into the process of communication, using different forms of distortions, whether conceptual or visual. Some use the traditional power of photography to enact the drama of personal memories; others suggest that the theater of images coming from the media is a whole family album. They all are aware that what technology is offering to them is the endless possibility for reconfiguration and retelling — a fluidity in forms, concepts and roles similar to those existing in conversation.

As Walter Benjamin saw in the 1930's, it is technology that generates a shift in perception and a new way of looking, not the opposite.

Paola Laterza
Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Argonne Gallery: Friday, 6 November 2009

We will have an opening reception for artist Morris Fletcher Friday, November 6th from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy Mr. Fletcher's work thru the end of the month.

Argonne Gallery
101a West Argonne Dr.
Kirkwood, Mo.

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Friday, 30 October 2009

Both Ends and the Middle: the Cherokee Street All Community Co-Lab Art Showcase
This Friday Night from 6-10pm

We're showing off drawings and photos workshopped at the Chatillon-DeMenil House located at the eastern end of Cherokee Street and work made during the all-community "Love Letters to Cherokee Workshop" at CAMP on western end. The exhibition also includes individual works by Lyndsey Scott, Sarah Paulsen, Bill Russell, Maria Guadalupe Massey, Timothy Wagner, All Along Press, St Louis Style and more. Photos of the People's Joy Parade, Eleanore Balson's community painted box truck and architectural drawings from the Community Hub Project are also included.

One night only. Costumes welcome.

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts
3151 Cherokee St
St Louis MO, 63118

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Weitman Gallery: Wednesday, 11 November 2009

You are invited to the opening of Seth Caplan's photography show, Photographs from Santiago de Chile, Nov. 11 3:30-5 PM.

The exhibition is at the Weitman Gallery at Washington University. It is located in the basement of Steinberg Hall in the Sam Fox School by Skinker and Forsyth.

The work comes from Seth's semester abroad in Santiago and will be up until Nov 24.

You may read more about it here:

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 7 November 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 6 November 2009

'Our Intimate Perception,' a solo exhibition of work by artist Aunia Kahn will open at the Concrete Ocean Gallery, located at 2257 S. Jefferson Ave., with a free reception, November 6, from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. The show will run through November.

The multi-media art show will feature upwards of 24 original works by Kahn, some of her well-known, familiar pieces to some that will be exhibited for the first time anywhere. This is Aunia's first solo exhibition in the local St. Louis area since 2008 as demand for her work has been overwhelming on the national level.

Kahn's work combines varying disciplines that result in a hybrid art form from which she designs and builds characters, non-existent places, dreams, illusions, fears and fables into creation.

The work has been compared to movie-like stills, which hide away long stories within their visuals. Her work has been published in over 70 different outlets, from the cover of the St. Louis Sinner to magazines in Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Italy and the UK.

"Often times I explore taboo and controversial subject matter to challenge the viewer, their understanding and preconceived notions, yet I try and connect through honest feeling and emotions." - Aunia Kahn

All works will be for sale through the gallery. One of her artworks will be up for silent auction that will benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis. For more information, call Concrete Ocean Gallery at 314-497-0199.

Boileau Hall: Friday, 30 October 2009

Kate-Bingaman-Burt, Coby Ellison, Fran Lattanzio, Snail Scott, and Victor Wang will be showing new work in the gallery in Boileau Hall on the SLU campus. The opening reception is Friday, October 30th, 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Boileau Hall is located at 38 Vandeventer, St. Louis 63108 between Forest Park Parkway and Lindell Boulevard with parking adjacent to the building. The exhibit will run until November 21st with hours on Friday and Saturday from noon to 4pm or by appointment. Please call 977-4070 for more information.

Skif International: Saturday, 31 October 2009

Paintings by Andy Leicht : Obituaries
Oct.31-Nov. 25, 2009
Opening Reception: Oct. 31, 1pm-5pm

Skif International
2008 Marconi
St. Louis, MO. 63110

PSTL Window Gallery: Friday, 30 October 2009

Leo Collazo: Dredging the Sea of Tranquility
Please join us for the OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, 6pm-9pm
Oct. 30- Dec.12

My work is usually autobiographical. It incorporates metaphorical and literal connections between man-made structures such as buildings, and natural structures and systems such as water, light, the moon, etc. I am inspired by their implicit dualities, which mirror the contradictions and complexities within our selves, and address an introspective narrative.

Edifices, and objects that are often inherent to them or exist within urban landscapes, are frequently present in my work. Many times I use actual architectural construction
materials and objects that are discarded from rehabbed or demolished buildings. Other non-architectural objects are derived from memories and are a personal subtext in the work. While these objects usually have connections to certain vivid recollections of my childhood in Cuba, I attempt to create a narrative that suggests something more universal.

Reflections are usually an integral part of the dialogue within the work. They create a communication between man-made structures and natural elements and hold connotations of self-reflection, inner dialogues and self-projection. There are no solutions offered. My main concern is to explore and communicate connections amongst our selves and our surroundings, within the mundane and the extraordinary.

-Leo Collazo

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

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts: Friday, 30 October 2009

Our next exhibition, Urban Alchemy/Gordon Matta-Clark, opening Friday October 30 with a public reception from 5pm - 9pm.

Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) used neglected structures slated for demolition as his raw material. He carved out sections of buildings with a power saw in order to reveal their hidden construction, to provide new ways of perceiving space, and to create metaphors for the human condition. When wrecking balls knocked down his sculpted buildings, little remained. He took photographs and films of his interventions and kept a few of the building segments. The placement of Matta-Clark’s work in the building by Tadao Ando offers the means to recall the artist’s lost interventions. Ando’s and Matta-Clark’s structures break the visual and symbolic boundaries normally associated with the architectural “box” by allowing light to penetrate spaces in unexpected ways.

Open Wednesdays: 12-5, Saturdays: 10-5.

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hoffman Lachance Contemporary: Friday, 16 October 2008

Please join Hoffman LaChance Contemporary and Jon Cournoyer friday night!'Empire of Dust' opening reception friday from 6pm-10pmGood food and wine from SASHASReview by Paul Friswold:
Jon Cournoyer's large-scale collages have taken on a darker cast in the past two years. The work in his new show, Empire of Dust, still prominently features Edwardian-era figures and storybook animals, but the narrative beds of borrowed images these characters rest upon have changed. Cheerful moons and fairytale landscapes have given way to early-American advertisements, maps of war zones and the recurring image of a plump child relentlessly gorging himself. Cournoyer speaks of the work in a collage of images as well. "This show is about America and my idea of it. From standing on the beach at Big Sur realizing I was at the end of the continent and what it must have felt like to early settlers, to going to taverns with my grandpa as a kid and looking at the stuff on the walls to now... I find myself somewhat frightened, as if we have sold it all." Despite the air of menace and loss that pervades the work, there is still a sense of optimism. In a dark corner of A Side Order of Everything, a little card printed with the slogan "Wish upon" floats between a globe and a sturdy rocket headed for the stars. Children make mistakes and fear foolish things while remaining oblivious to real danger, but they dream more fervently than adults; sometimes, they fulfill those dreams when they grow up. Empire of Dust opens with a free public reception from 6 to 10 p.m. at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary (2713 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-960-5322 or The show remains up through Saturday, November 14; gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 6 November 2009

Our Intimate Perception Presented by Concrete Ocean

Opening Reception: November 6, 2009 (6-10 p.m.)

The Haunting Works of Aunia Kahn Revealed in St. Louis

The multi-media art show will feature upwards of 24 original works by Kahn, some of her well-known, familiar pieces to some that will be exhibited for the first time anywhere. Kahn’s work combines varying disciplines that result in a hybrid art form from which she designs and builds characters, non-existent places, dreams, illusions, fears and fables into creation. The work has been compared to movie-like stills, which hide away long stories within their visuals.

“Often times I explore taboo and controversial subject matter to challenge the viewer, their understanding and preconceived notions, yet I try and connect through honest feeling and emotions.” - Aunia Kahn

Concrete Ocean Gallery located at 2257 S. Jefferson Ave. and will host the show starting November 6, 2009 with a free opening reception with the artist and public from 6pm – 10pm and will run the entire month, all works will be for sale through the gallery. One of her artworks will be up for silent auction that will benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 23 October 2008

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 23rd, 5—8 PM Opening Reception

William Quinn • Cassandria Blackmore

The Duane Reed Gallery is excited to present the work of acclaimed artist and St. Louis native, William Quinn. Globetrotting between St Louis, New York and France for more than forty years, William Quinn has continually surprised us with newly invented images, not through a resort to quick novelty but through his natural painterly gift. His achievement as an artist is best understood as a synthesis of his outlook on life and art, his American beginning and his extended European sojourns. In the process of melding these elements into a mature artistic style, Quinn takes us through a breathtaking history of abstract painting within each canvas. The viewer will find recent works grounded in tensions between aggressive, brutal picture planes-yet others have lyrical structures that seem to create a real space, then melt back into dreamy languid forms. As a modernist associated with Abstract Expressionism, Quinn asserts painting’s two dimensionality, but there’s always a suggestion of narrative to be deciphered. Barely perceptible landscape and figurative elements evoking in turn: travel, adventure and romance, lead each painting to tell an unrepeatable tale about the painterly representation of the passage of time and the true location of beauty.

Cassandria Blackmore

Blackmore is a master of reversing the complex layering of paint found in conventional canvas paintings. By utilizing a technique known as reverse glass mosaic painting, where glass sheets are painted, shattered and painstakingly reassembled - Blackmore explores painting as a technique where mistakes cannot be made and masked by corrections. In her own words: “The viewer gets to see the most intimate brush strokes. The true intent of the artist.” She asks us to imagine when we view her work that, “a sheet of glass is between us. The first stroke I put down on the glass is the first stroke you see.” sharing the moment of inspiration and discovery along with the artist, “It's almost as if you are inside the painting.” in effect we are looking at the reverse side of the painting like a two way mirror. This process leaves the margin of error heartbreakingly small for the artist, like a bronze casting where anything that goes wrong jeopardizes the entire casting, a single error means the painting is often abandoned. Every finished painting requires considerable time to execute and planning to conceptualize. “Each stroke must be executed with purpose and intention. After the paintings are cured they are shattered and reassembled.” thus Blackmore allows a little bit of chance and randomness to enter her artistic equation.

Art Dimensions 3rd Floor Gallery: Friday, 16 October 2009

SAVE the GIRLS & Microcosmic Exploration I

2 New Exhibits: Opening Reception October 16, 2009 – 7:00pm-11:00pm
Exhibits continue through November 28 during gallery hours.

Save the Girls! The Flax Gallery is expanding its walls for October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of the artist submittal fees, donations and art sales will be donated to benefit the St. Louis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Although the Flax Gallery usually features the work of female artists, this exhibit is open to all artists, male and female. The work will incorporate topics such as: breast cancer, saving, or girls, or awareness, or something related somehow. The Gallery Director and breast cancer survivor, Jenn Carter, will jury the work.

The opening reception will feature music, food, live art by Lisa Sipe and guest speakers from the Komen Foundation who will share information about breast cancer and the efforts being made to find a cure! There will also be a silent auction and a raffle for some very interesting prizes – proceeds will go to the Komen Foundation. A $10 donation at the door gets you all of the entertainment and refreshments listed above AND a raffle ticket for a chance to win original artwork, gift bags and more!

Also opening, Microcosmic Exploration I, In the Solo Exhibit Gallery, works by Craig Hoffmann. A collection of his recent works.

ArtDimensions’ 3rd Floor Gallery
1214 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(enter through Mossa Contemporary Furniture Store and go to the 3rd floor)

Marianist Galleries: Sunday, 13 December 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Book Signing and Reception

The first part of Brother Mel: A Lifetime of Making Art addresses his life from his family, his spiritual commitment, his distinguished artistic education, his decades of travel, his influences, the development of his studio, and his commitment to making art six days a week, 52 weeks a year, since the 1960s.

The second part of the book is a portfolio of selected images from the thousands of works of art he has produced over a 50-year period. The images are presented in various sections of his special interests and productivity—from his early days of glass, chapels, frescoes, and icons to sculpture, paintings, handmade paper—and his recent work since 2000, which showcases how Brother Mel has experimented sculpturally with all kinds of ordinary materials, including rusted tools, wagon wheels, bicycles and M&M shapes, as well as with large bold abstract watercolors, and other pieces that defy description

Marianist Galleries
1256 Maryhurst Drive
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

RAC Gallery: Friday, 23 October 2009

Finding Grace:Ten Years in Retrospect
October 23 to December 13
Opening reception: Friday, October 23, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.(free and open to the public)
Gallery talk and performance: Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10 am-5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 pm.

Finding Grace:Ten Years in Retrospect, an exhibit commemorating the first ten years of the community collabARTive, an integrated part of the Transitional Housing Program of Peter and Paul Community Services. PPCS provides housing and supportive services to those who are homeless, especially those who experience mental illness or live with HIV.

The men and PPCS staff work along side artists and community partners to raise awareness about homelessness, give voice to the marginalized, strengthen connections and build bridges.
This interactive exhibit will include visual, video and performance art that honors collaborations and collaborators past and present. Curated by Con Christeson, Michele Ryker-Owens and Keith Buchholz.

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

Monday, October 12, 2009

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday 16 October 2009

Third Degree Glass Factory Celebrates Seven Scorching Hot Years with a Blowout Birthday Bash.
October 16, Third Friday, 6 - 10 p.m.

At The Gallery: October 16 - November 17
On Fire. That's our instructors. TD Instructors strut their stuff, showing what they love and loving what they do. See glass pieces that have been blown, fused, torched, cold-worked and more. Artists: Brendan Bayless, Jon Biscan, Chris Dowdy, Mike Hayes, Jes Kopitske, Libby
Leuchtman, Amber Marshall, Mike Moran, Mark Salsbury, and Sarah Vaughn.

St. Louis Neighborhoods. Brian Kutheis's photography shows us an eye candy view of the 'hoods. "Old buildings contribute to the visual form and history of the city. In an era of chain restaurants and box stores, these buildings remind of us when every neighborhood had a grocer, baker or diner," says Kutheis. He captures the feel of the varied colors and faded signs that made up the 79 neighborhoods that lie within the boundaries of the city.

October 16 Third Friday. Hot glass. A monumental party. Hot glass pull through obstacle course and the Jack-O Blow. Hands-on glass projects. Local Gents rev it up. Art openings. And the Finale.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd.

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 16 October 2009

FIT TO BE TIED: Exhibiting the sensational art of St. Louis Artists Connie and Paul LaFlam, you'll be speechless.
Opening Reception Friday, Oct 16, 2009, 6-10pm

Connie LaFlam: Exhibiting a breathtaking collection of sexuallly charged fine art photograqphy. Including and moving beyond the classic, to include the realm of Shibari with a smattering of Fetish and Erotic that will continue her deeply seated tradition of sending the viewer on an emotional rollercoaster.

Paul LaFlam: Featuring a visually intoxicating and to date the largest collection of his lare scale, fluid, one shot paintings. Explore the liquid, free flowing style that makes one want to reach out and touch them, go ahead, touch it.

Concrete Ocean Gallery
2257 Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis Mo. 63158

Schmidt Contemporary Art: Friday, 23 October 2009

OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21, 2009

Opening Reception: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009, 6pm-9pm

Schmidt Contemporary Art is pleased to announce its new exhibition: The Art Crowd: New Paintings by Philip Slein. This exhibition will feature a series of large-scale portrait paintings of the who's who in the St. Louis art scene. These recent portraits are formed from his interest in history, satire, allegory, caricature and the social side of the art world and provide a good-humored commentary on range of subjects; depicting big time art collectors, dealers, artists, curators and writers with a studied hand and a cartoonish edge. Refreshingly avoiding the pomposity or timidity one might expect from a gallerist, Slein manages to blend the joys of looking at art as a social group in a series of works that aim to re-enchant our world again through the medium of painting.

Schmidt Contemporary Art
615 North Grand Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

Friday, October 09, 2009

May Gallery: Friday, 9 October 2009

Not One, Not Two

Kevin Vogler Cindy Lappin

9 - 30 October 2009

Cindy Lappin’s meditative walks through the Webster Groves community are the inspiration for her photography. Her work presents the beautiful imagery of natural sights in both a defocused and reflective manner. Lappin is an alumna of Webster University.

Meditative walks have also inspired Kevin Vogler’s photography, but Vogler is intrigued by the natural found objects he encounters along the way.

Cindy Lappin and Kevin Vogler are wife and husband who have worked in photography for more years than they care to mention.

and continuing in the Small Wall Gallery, Julie Birkenmeier: Photo Tiles

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.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Gateway Gallery: Friday, 9 October 2009

Autumn Lights
Gateway Gallery
September 27 through November 14, 2009
Reception Friday, October 9th - 6 PM to 9 PM

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

S. Carmody Photography: Friday, 16 October 2008

S. Carmody Photography studio in Maplewood hosts Color Dance, abstract digital photographs by Wisconsin photographic artist, Sara Risley. Sara's images use light as the paintbrush to create dynamic colorful images that possess the synchronic qualities of dance.

Opening: Friday October 16 from 6-10PM
Artist will also be on site Oct. 17 from 10-4PM

S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Friday, 9 October 2009

Roberley Bell brings the outside in at Laumeier Sculpture Park
Please join us this Friday for the opening reception from 6-8PM at Laumeier and an Artist Talk at Webster University on Friday from 12-1PM.
October 9, 2009 - January 10, 2010; Opening: October 9, 6-8:00 p.m.

Laumeier Sculpture Park presents Roberley Bell: Inside Out, an exhibition that explores the relationship between the man-made and the natural with a focus on the artifice of nature. Opening October 9 and continuing through January 10, 2010, Bell's colorful and intricate sculptures will enliven the Park's indoor galleries with a survey of her recent work including the Flower Blobs, the Wonder Series, and new indoor sculpture.

Laumeier Sculpture Park presents Artist Talk with Roberley Bell
October 9, 2009, 12-1PM, Webster University, Room 123 of the Sverdrup Building
Free and open to the public, parking in nearby lots and campus garage

Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 20 Novwember 2009

Good Citizen Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new sculptures and photographs
Eric Troffkin – NOT REAL

November 20 – December 19 2009
Opening Reception Friday November 20, 6 – 10 pm
GALLERY HOURS Fri., Sat. Noon – 5pm or by appointment

Eric Troffkin’s working process originates with his fascination with small everyday details that he senses have deeper meanings. The works for NOT REAL derived from the phenomenon of lens flare, the stray flashes of light that rebound inside a camera and result in ghostly geometric shapes appearing in photographs, film, and video. These beautiful appearances of light caught Troffkin’s eye and he soon began to notice them intentionally placed into films, videos and animations during post-production for dramatic effect and to add a sense of truthfulness to a scene. Even though they are “not real”, they attest to the presence, either actual or hypothetical, of a camera.

As a sculptor primarily concerned with the production of objects, Troffkin made it his goal to create “real” versions of lens flares and use them as the foundation elements for NOT REAL. The work for this exhibition utilizes these “real” lens flares, fabricated in the plastic and foam materials of film industry prop makers. These objects, realized in three-dimensions, are also the basis for a series of photographs. By creating “real” lens flares, Troffkin has re-interpreted their “original” cousins, whose reality does not belong in our actual three-dimensional world, but to an alternative world of recorded imagery.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63104

Monday, October 05, 2009

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 9 October 2009

Good Citizen Gallery is pleased to host a sculpture/sound installation entitled Reflected Territories by the collaborative group hoopSnake. Accompanying the installation will be a new billboard project titled Reflected Territories, Transparent Image Mapping 2 by artist Greg Pond.

Opening Reception: Friday October 9, 2009 6pm – 10pm
October 9 - November 7, 2009

hoopSnake is a shifting collaborative company of artists, musicians, and physicists organized by artist Greg Pond that generates new media installations and performances. Contributors to hoopSnake for this exhibition are Dr Randolph Peterson, Nels Oscar, Tyler Cooney, Stanislav Veselovskyi, Greg Pond.

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

ST. LOUIS, MO 63104

Framations: Saturday, 10 October 2009

Off The Map

Framations Art Gallery presents the exhibition Off The Map, a solo exhibition of mixed media paintings by Mary C. Nasser running from October 10 - November 8, 2009. The free opening reception will be Saturday, October 10th from 1pm to 4pm.

Framations is located at 218 North Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301.

Hours are Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-6pm, Saturday 12pm-5pm

For more information, call (636) 724-8313
or email
Or check out the website at

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Thursday, 15 October 2009

ArtFiber St. Louis, a group of nine local fiber artists, will exhibit work in the Morton J. May Foundation Gallery, Maryville University.

Opening Reception Thursday, October 15, 6PM - 8PM
Work displayed October 12 - November 20

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery
Maryville University Library
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141

Friday, October 02, 2009

Loop in Motion: Friday, 2 October 2009

Visit 31 exhibition/performance locations in The Loop (between 6000 to 6600 Delmar) on Friday, October 2 from 4 to 9 PM. All exhibits and performances are free of charge. Receptions & Performances: Friday, October 2 from 6 to 9 PM. Outdoor Artist Demonstrations begin at 4 PM and continue until dusk. Most exhibits and other events continue Saturday, October 3. Visit the Loop in Motion website for more information.
  • Anheuser-Busch Gallery at COCA - "Timothy Hutchings" - Mixed media sculpture. Friday, 6-9 pm
  • Blueberry Hill Window - "Model of The Loop with Moving Loop Trolley Car" - by Linda Edwards & American Model Builders. Music piped out onto sidewalk cafe. Friday and Saturday.
  • Brandt's Cafe - "Rebel, Music & Drinks Explored" - by Matt Jones. Live music. Friday, 8:30 pm-12:30 am
  • City Sprouts - Sidewalk Artist - Ariel Flammis - on Friday from 4 pm to dusk.
  • Commerce Bank - "Billy Williams Paintings" - Artist reception on Friday from 6-9 pm.
  • Componere Gallery - "Missouri Places and More" - by James F. Wilson - oils & watercolor. Refreshments provided from 6-9 pm on Friday. Music - Southside Blues Band - jazz- on Friday from 7 -9 pm. Sidewalk Artist - Charlene L. Marks - Saturday from 1-4 pm. Music - Glen Jones - guitar - Saturday from 2-4pm
  • Craft Alliance Gallery - "Elements: The Art of Textile Collage." Artists - Bob Adams, Luanne Rimel, Joan Schulze, Fran Skiles, Barbara Lee Smith. Curated by Barbara Simon. "Pat Owoc: Not All Together Whole" - textiles. Friday and Saturday.
  • D-Zine Hair & Art Studio - "Missed Connections" - by Danielle Spradley - prints on paper. Reception - Friday, 6-9 pm Music - Old time banjo & fiddle - Jeremiah Evans & Colin Blair. Saturday studio hours: Noon-5 pm
  • Diversity Gallery - "Cultural Renaissance" - by Kevin Hopkins & Cbabi Bayoc - African art in all media. Music - James Matthews Trio - jazz. Friday from 6-9 pm
  • Good Works - "Two Sidewalk Artists" - Nancy Young & Jim Young - oil painting demonstrations - Friday from 4 pm to dusk & Saturday from 11 am to dusk.
  • HSB Tobacconist - Elaine Swanger - Artist on sidewalk on Friday from 4 pm to dusk
  • Jewels in The Loop - Debbie Weiss - Jewelry Designer. Friday from 6-9 pm "Big E Design" - by Jewelry Designer - Emily Romano. Saturday from 1-4 pm Sidewalk Artist - Judy Rubin - on Friday from 4 pm to dusk.
  • Loop Market Corridor - "Fine Art Vendors" and acoustic musical act - Jefferson on Friday, 4-9 pm "Regular & Fine Art Vendors" on Saturday from 9 am-6 pm
  • Loop Subway - Sidewalk Artist - Mark Plattner - sketching - on Friday, 4 pm to dusk.
  • MacroSun International - "Henna Traditional Indian Body Art" - by Allison Ready. Experience for yourself a henna painting. Saturday from 12-3 pm
  • The Melting Pot - "Pastel Portraits on Location" - Artist demonstration by Deanna Nash. Friday from 4 pm to dusk & Saturday from 1 pm to dusk.
  • Meshuggah Cafe - "Chromatic Transformations" - by Sam Abatgis - photography. Friday from 6-9 pm Show continues on Saturday from Noon-9 pm
  • Noodles & Company - Sidewalk Artist - Drawing Demonstration by Tim - on Friday from 4 pm to dusk.
  • Phoenix Rising - "Photography" - by Sam Abatgis on the sidewalk - Friday from 4 pm to dusk.
  • Pizazz - "Live Entertainment at Eastgate" - Live Fire Dance by Tribe Ayaka at Friday at 7 pm Artist - Sam Abatgis - photography. Live Music by Rhyme or Reason. Outside Saturday from 1 pm to dusk.
  • Plowsharing Crafts - Live music on site. Sidewalk Artist - Alvin Horst - abstract oils - on Friday from 4 pm to dusk.
  • Ranoush - Belly Dancing by Laura on Friday from 8-9 pm.
  • The Gallery at Regional Arts Commission - "Singing the Body Electric" - Curated by Sarah Colby. Artists - Julia Karll, Lindsay Obermeyer, Jennifer Wilkey - Textiles. Open Friday from 10 a.m.-9 pm & Saturday from Noon-6 pm
  • Starbucks Coffee Company - "Eric Ridge" - photography. Meet the Artist on Friday from 6-9 pm Sidewalk Artist - Brian Anderson - sketching & watercolor demonstration - on Friday from 4 pm to dusk.
  • Star Clipper - "Virtual Toy" - St. Louis Munny™ Show. Opening reception on Friday from 6-9 pm Sidewalk Artist - Mike Harvey - Comic Book Sale & demonstration sketching - on Saturday from Noon-6 pm
  • Subterranean Books - "3 Story: The History of the Giant Man" - by Matt Kindt - Book signing with installation involving prints from the book. Reception: Friday, 6-9 pm
  • Tivoli Theatre - "Unveiling of the 2009 St. Louis International Film Festival Schedule" - by Cinema St. Louis - Print and videos - Friday Evening Only in the Theatre Lobby - complimentary Kaldi's coffee & Dad's cookies. Music - Mikey Naucas, acoustic guitar. Cotton candy outside on Saturday afternoon.
  • TNT Design - Open Studio - Local artists on Friday from 6-8 pm
  • University City Public Library Gallery - "Quintessential Quilt Show" - sponsored by The Circle in the Square Quilters. Opening reception: Friday from 6-9 pm
  • Your Pot's Desire - "Painted Pots," by Whitney Wade - Hand painted pottery - Sidewalk demonstration on Friday from 6-9 pm
  • Ziezo - "Ben Goeke" - T-shirts - screen printing. DJ music. Opening reception: Friday from 6-9 p.m Continues on Saturday from Noon to 6 pm

Parking is available on municipal lots, in the garage across from the Tivoli Theatre, and on Delmar and the side streets.

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art: Friday, 2 October 2009

Please join us tonight, Friday, October 2, for a public reception, from 6-8pm for the "Fabrication/Function" show at the Fontbonne University Gallery of Art.

Featured Artists Benjie Heu, Kristin Powers Nowlin, Chris Wubbena

The "Fabrication/Function" show will run from October 2nd – October 30th.

There will also be a gallery talk on Friday, October 2, at 5:00pm. Opening Reception will follow immediately after talk from 6-8 pm

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

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Argonne Gallery: Friday, 2 October 2009

Opening reception for Cathryn Kulick Loos,Friday, Oct.2, from 6-9 p.m. at Argonne Gallery in Kirkwood. The exhibit will feature a variety of works in acrylic,oil and mixed media. The exhibit will run thru October 31. For more information call 314.821.3010 or visit