Monday, November 30, 2009

Norton's Fine Art & Framing: Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Something Small for the Holidays - 2009
A Juried Holiday Group Show for Holiday Budgets & Tight Spaces

Opening Reception:Tuesday, December 1st: 6 - 9
Show on display through Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Join us and your favorite artist on Tuesday, December 1st from 6 - 9pm for a wine & hor d'oeuvres reception to kick off the Opening Night of our annual holiday show.

31 Artists with their own unique style and vision working in Oils, Pastels, Glass, Watercolor and Photography (artwork does not necessarily deal with the holidays).

Vote for your favorite to win our People's Choice Award: Maryanne Barber, Judith Brown, Eileen Concannon, Elizabeth Concannon, Edward Crim, Joanlee Ferrara, Mirka Fette, Gail Ford,
Mike Frank, Glenda Hares, Al Horst, Kathy Kelly, Marilyn Mackris, Martha Mahon, Garry McMichaels, Barbara McCormack, Dakota Meshko, Mary Norton, Carol Phemister, Rosie Phillips, Adrienne Rosen, Janice Scherer, Jo Seltzer, Barbara Martin Smith, Jeanne Thomas, Jerry Thomas, Patricia Tiemeier, Barbara Wagamon, Dawn Wagner, Carole Weis, Joy Yarbrough.

Free and open to the public, everyone's invited. Plenty of free parking. The Gallery will also be open until 9pm on Friday, December 4th for the Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk. If you can't come meet the artists on Opening Night, stop by Friday. Regular Hours: Tues-Sat 10-6, December Sundays: 1-4.

Norton's Fine Art & Framing
2025 S. Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63117
314 - 645 - 4040

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

PHD Gallery: Saturday- Sunday, 5-6 December 2009

"GIFTED" Original Art for Holiday Giving
Please join us for the Opening Reception Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6, 2009, 11 am-5 pm.
December 3 - January 3, 2010. Noon to 4:00 pm, Thursday-Sunday.

Skip the malls this year and make your gift giving a unique expression of creativity! PHD Gallery hosts “GIFTED” original art for holiday giving. Featuring the work of over a dozen local and regional artists, the seasonal exhibition offers “recession friendly” artwork priced to fit your holiday budget.

Included among the artworks, buyers will find original paintings, collage, sculpture, scrimshaw, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography and limited edition prints.

Featured artists will include Mark Weber, Susan Sullivan, Mary Beth Shaw, David Lancaster, Jimmy Liu, Jim Sabo, Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Eric Hoefer, Joe Chesla, Mark Sheppard, Leslie Holt, Charlie Houska, Jeff Kapfer, Noel Leicht, David Wallace, and Polly Saputo.

"GIFTED" opens in tandem with the 26th Annual Cherokee Antique Row Cookie Spree. Local merchants will offer a host of holiday surprises with each store featuring a variety of holiday cookies! Enjoy music, festivities and old-fashioned yuletide charm.

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

Monday, November 23, 2009

Three Sinks Gallery: Friday, 4 December 2009

Adam Watkins: True Love Will Find You in the End

You are invited to view the new silkscreen monotypes of Adam Watkins. Please join us for a reception for the artist Friday, Dec. 4th, 6 to 9pm

Exhibition Dates: December 4, 2009 - January 9,2010
Gallery Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 9am - 6pm, Fri. and Sat. 9am - 3pm

Three Sinks Gallery
8715 Big Bend Boulevard (at Elm Ave.)
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 963-3448

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art: Tuesday, 2 December 2009

Please join us Tuesday, December 1 2009, for a public reception, from 6-8pm for the MFA Thesis/MA Show at the Fontbonne University Gallery of Art. The show will run from December 1th – December 11th.

MFA Thesis Show: Denise Schilling, Nancy Rogers, Sanita Jetton
MA Show: Craig C. Hoffmann, Lindsay Higa

On display will be a selection of artwork consisting of drawings, paintings, ceramics, and photography. Food and drinks will be served.

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

ABSTRAKT: Thursday, 3 December 2009

Thomas Yanko & Eric Nichols
Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2009 through January 7, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 3, 2009 7:00 PM

ABSTRAKT Art Gallery will launch a new art exhibition featuring the work of Thomas Yanko and Eric Nichols. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition.

For Thomas Yanko painting has been a lifetime passion. His career path drew him to the more technical art of architecture. Although his career in architecture spans nearly forty years, his passion for painting has never swayed.

For Eric Nichols it is about injecting the self into the work and deviating from social expectations in the realm of art. Eric brings to his work a vocabulary of painting, drawing, metallurgy, ceramics and digital images. His most recent collection of "surrealamorphic works" focus on dimensionality and transitions. What is left are "unnatural specimens" which Nichols extrapolates from the natural realms and then manipulates through the artistic process.

The exhibit is presented in conjunction with the ABSTRAKT Art Gala. This event features the work of all artists whose work has been featured in the gallery in 2009: Paco Rosic, Kennedy Yanko, Phil Jarvis, David Langley, Jennifer Hayes, and Laura Lloyd

ABSTRAKT Art Gallery
1902 Arsenal Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 3 December 2009

A public reception will begin at 4 p.m. Dec. 3 in Gallery Visio. Normal gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On view December 3 through 17.

"Kids with Cameras" will feature photographs taken by children of the Macaldeniya School in Sri Lanka. All pieces on exhibit will be for sale with all proceeds going to fund the UMSL Sri Lankan Educational Fund. Through the university's Operation Teardrop Campaign, the fund is used to improve educational opportunities for children at Macaldeniya Tamil Vidyalayam, a primary school on a remote, impoverished tea estate, where tea is grown and harvested, in the central hills of Sri Lanka.

Jody Miller, professor of criminology and criminal justice at UMSL and organizer of the Operation Teardrop Campaign, traveled to the estate over the summer armed with five digital cameras for the children to record what they value most. The resulting photographs are a visual diary of a day in the children's lives.

Also during the exhibition, the photo book "Tea and Me" will be available for $20. Funds raised from book sales will be used to start a vocational training center on the estate to provide young people with new employment opportunities beyond estate labor.

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

Friday, November 20, 2009

Kirkwood Art at the Station: Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Kirkwood Area Arts Council Art at the Station Presenting
Sandy Baker, Watercolorist

December 2, 2009 - January 3, 2010
Opening Reception Wednesday, December 2 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Art may be viewed when the station is open for passengers.

Kirkwood Train Station
100 West Argonne

P.O. Box 220492
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Thursday, November 19, 2009

CooperElla Cafe: Friday, 20 November 2009


Fine Arts and Nature Photographer Milton Loessberg invites you Friday, Nov. 20,from 6 til 9 pm, at the CooperElla Cafe, corner of Sutton Blvd. and Hazel Ave just one block south of Manchester Ave.
CooperElla is proud to be hosting DJ Parisian spinning records while this cafe and art gallery's very own oil painter Lisa Sipe does a live art exhibit.

Riverside Gallery: Friday, 20 November 2009

Beauty in the Breakdown
Riverside Gallery Exhibit opening reception November 20, 7:00 p.m.

Featuring 3 up and coming local artists: photographs by Jean White, paintings by Melanie Blunk, and photographs by Neil Das.

Exhibit dates: November 20 - December 15

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 20 November 2009

Opening Reception Friday November 20, 6 – 10 pm
Eric Troffkin: NOT REAL - New sculptures and photographs
November 20 – December 19 2009
Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday noon - 5pm

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.

Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave
St. Louis MO 63104

Third Degree East Gallery: 20 November 2009

FREE EVENING OF FIRE, ART AND MUSIC at Third Degree Glass Factory
NOVEMBER 20: THIRD FRIDAY Open House, 6 - 10 P.M.

East Gallery: Bodies of Work and First Glass, November 20 - December 15

Bodies of Work by Brian Cummings is a photographic study of the body as canvas, presented in the style of three Baroque Masters -- Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Reubens. By injecting the modern concept of tattooing as an art form into the aesthetics of the Baroque period, the
artist's lush photography highlights preconceived notions about art in the classical sense. The series also includes contemporary portraiture of tattooed subjects. Brian Cummings is a commercial and fine art photographer.

First Glass. a debut exhibit of glass by students in the Washington University-Third Degree glass program. See what those crazy kids have been learning in the hot shop, flame and kiln studios.Note: Exhibits will be temporary de-installed Nov. 22 - Nov. 30 to make way for the Rock N Roll Craft Show.

Cash bar. Drinks of the Month: Bailey's & Coffee and Schlafly full-bodied Oktoberfest.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar, between Union and Kingshighway

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Turner Center for the Arts: Friday, 20 November 2009

THIS FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 6:00-9:00PM




Gateway Gallery: Friday, 20 November 2009

November 15, 2009 through January 2, 2010
Artists Reception: Friday, November 20th, 6-9PM

Paris and Other Delights
November 15 through January 2, 2010
Reception Friday, November 20th - 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Gateway Gallery
7921 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art: Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Please join us Wednesday, November 18 2009, for a public reception, from 6-8pm for the BFA/BA Show at the Fontbonne University Gallery of Art.

BFA Show: Julia Easter, Emily Reid, Matt Walkenhorst,
BA Show: Cheryl Gunnel, Amie Mayden

The show will run from November 17 - 24.

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

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

Marbles Gallery: Monday, 20 November 2009

Jeff Kapfler's Art Opening is this Friday night at Marbles Yoga Studio from 6pm-9pm.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Help for nonprofit arts: Tuesday, 17 November 2009

If you are an arts organization, you know the arts are in crisis. This November, you'll know why and what to do about it. Michael M. Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will speak in St. Louis and Kansas City. After reviving cultural institutions such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, London's Royal Opera House and Kansas City Ballet, they don't call him "the turnaround king" for nothing. Kaiser will speak about how nonprofit arts can survive in tough economic times, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Patrick Murphy of KETC. There is no charge to attend, but not attending could be costly.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sheldon Concert Hall
3648 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. registration, meet and greet Michael Kaiser
10:00 – 11:30 presentation with Q&A
Register in advance:

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 20 November 2009

Dale Chihuly
November 20, 2009 - January 31, 2010
Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 from 5 - 8 p.m.

The Duane Reed Gallery is excited and thrilled to bring back the incomparable works of master glass artist Dale Chihuly. Chihuly is considered the single most important contemporary artist working in glass today. It was through his own personal vision that he has been responsible for transforming the scope and reputation of blown glass as medium for fine art. He is famous for his use of resplendent colors and fantastic shapes and over the last decade, his projects have proliferated in galleries, museums and site-specific installations.

Preview Benefit for Food Outreach
Enjoy an exclusive preview of Dale Chihuly's latest work on Thursday, November 19th, at the Duane Reed Gallery in the Central West End, and support Food Outreach. From 6–8 pm, guests will be privy to the extraordinary Chihuly works before the exhibition opens to the public on Friday, November 20th. Tickets are $30 per person. Reception includes complimentary wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres. To purchase tickets, please call 314-652-3663 x122 or purchase online.

4729 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
314.361.4102 fax

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Belas Artes: Sunday, 15 November 2009

An exhibit by Brazilian artist Sidney Matias

Public Opening Reception Sunday, November 15th at 3pm

Gratitude: a feeling of thankful appreciation for favors and benefits received; thankfulness
Appreciation consists of understanding, quiet amazement, and gratitude
Understanding: an awareness of another's situation and/or feelings
The arts are central to the lives of people around the world and offer unique opportunities for the growth of communication, respect, and mutual understanding among citizens of all nations.

Belas Artes
1854 Russell Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63104

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 20 November 2009

Opening Two Exhibitions: Steven Sorman and Jim Harris
November 20, 2009 - January 9, 2010
Opening reception for both artists, Friday, November 20, 2009, 6-8 p.m. Also presented will be "Coffee with Jim Harris" Saturday, November 21, 11:00 a.m.

Also shown will be an exhibition of woodcuts, drawings, and monoprints by St. Louis artist, JIM HARRIS. Titled “Figures,” this new work depicts the human figure through various media and poses exploring context and surface in this classic subject. Harris was a long time professor at Washington University who has also pursued his own work,studying under Leslie Laskey and others. Now devoting full time to his studio, he is producing new works on paper in a variety of media.

Please join us for the opening of two upcoming solo exhibitions. STEVEN SORMAN will be showing “New Work” featuring multi-media prints, drawings, watercolors, and specific, unique works on loose linen. Sorman is a national artist, known for his innovative printmaking techniques and complex, fluid abstract content. He is represented in major museum collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York, National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum, Whitney Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, and locally, St. Louis Art Museum, and Washington University.

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

Atrium Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

S. Carmody Photography: Friday-Saturday, 20-21 November 2009

Musical Perfomance/Artist’s Reception during the Maplewood Arts Walk
Tory Z Starbuck: electronic Japanese koto music performance
Artist’s reception with photographer Sara Risley

Date(s): Friday, November 20 from 6-9PM: Tory’s musical performance and artist’s reception with Sara Risley.
Saturday, November 21 from 10-2PM: artist’s reception with Sara Risley. Exhibit continues through December 5.

Tory Z Starbuck will blend Japanese koto music with space age electronics for a surreal fusion of Insect Ambient Edge.

Continuing exhibition, Color Dance, features abstract digital photographs by Sara Risley. Sara's images use light as the paintbrush to create dynamic colorful images that possess the synchronic qualities of dance. Sara will be in attendance during the November 20 Maplewood Arts Walk and also Saturday, November 21, from 10-2PM for a mimosa reception.

This event is will be part of the premiere Maplewood Arts Walk, an event featuring art openings, jam sessions, dancing and studio open houses with more than 20 participating businesses. Event takes place Friday, November 20 from 6-9PM in Historic Downtown Maplewood. For more information contact Rachelle L’Ecuyer at or visit the City of Maplewood website.

S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Chapel: Saturday, 14 November 2009

The Chapel invites you to an Opening Reception for its latest gallery exhibit, Fenetre, a group photography exhibition by SIUE students. The Gallery Opening is Saturday November 14th, 6-9pm at The Chapel. The reception is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

Fenetre will be on display through January 16, 2010. Gallery hours by appointment only, please contact Gallery Curator John Early at

The Chapel
6238 Alexander
along Skinker Blvd., across from Forest Park, and next to WashU.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

63119 Art Crawl: Friday-Sunday, 6-8 November 2009

The 4th annual "3 Day Art Crawl" presented by 63119 Art is a self-guided neighborhood art tour through Webster Groves, Shrewsbury and Rock Hill, highlightng the work of local artists and galleries.

Friday, November 6, 6pm to 10pm
Saturday, November 7, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, November 8, 10am - 5pm

Shop at any of the "Friday Night Hot Spots" to save 10% on your art purchase. Enjoy complimentary wine and beer samplings compliments of Garland Wines and Schlafly Beer at each location

Deanna Chafin (845 Pine Tree Ln.), Dawn & Brandon Collins (301 Selma Ave.), Charity Fedde & Julie Newberry (218 Orchard Ave.), Marilynne Bradley & Marlene Lewis (Grafica Fine Arts 7884 Big Bend Blvd.), Ben Kelley & Myles Keough (Garland Wines - 11 S Old Orchard), Jo Hart & Lisa LaRiccia (Krueger Pottery 8153 Big Bend Blvd.), May Gallery (8300 Big Bend Webster U Sverdrup 2nd Fl), Karen Giles, Tom Hunt, Allison Norfleet-Bruenger, MaryAnn Swaine (Old Orchard Gallery 37 S. Old Orchard), Ptasiewicz, Henryk (43 North Elm Ave.), Lauri Baker, Kacey Cowdery, Mary Beth Flynn, Annie Kuhn, Casey Levin, Susannah Newman, Michele Wells (Riverside Gallery 13 W Moody Ave.) & Salt of the Earth (8150 Big Bend Blvd.)

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 6 November 2009

Friday, November 6th 2009, Reception 6-9pm
runs through December 19th

From 1978 to the present Ronald Leax's main focus has been sculpture, and yet, beginning with his Ernstian collages of 1978 and going through his taxo-nomic drawings of 2008, Leax has created an altogether different body of work. Flatworks will be on view at the Philip Slein Gallery starting on November 6th.

Yet as different as these works are, there remains the continuity of a three decade course of inquiry that investigates the natural world referencing the 18th century model of the artist as naturalist.

It has often been noted that works on paper seem to hold an immediacy and vibrancy of an artist's investigations that other, more considered forms often lack. This revelatory survey is a rare opportunity to consider Ronald Leax's work over the past three decades in forms that bring his thinking and relation to the natural world into a new and revealing context. The show is accompanied by a catalog with essays by Michael Byron and D.B. Dowd

Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

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

RAC Gallery: Friday, 15 January 2010

Critical Mass Creative Stimulus: Martin Brief, Cameron Fuller, Robert Goetz and Asma Kazmi
Exhibition runs Friday, January 15 through Sunday, February 28, 2010
Opening reception Friday, January 15, 2010, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Installations created by the 2009 winners of the first Economic Stimulus Projects, sponsored by Critical Mass for the Visual Arts, a nonprofit organization that promotes contemporary art in the St. Louis area. These commissions, determined by jurors Terry Suhre, Shannon Fitzgerald and Dana Turkovic, recognize promising artists by providing an honorarium and an opportunity to exhibit their work at the Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC). Curated by Emily Blumenfeld

Regular gallery hours are Mon. thru Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. & Sun., noon to 5 p.m.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO., 63112

Free parking available in the lot behind The Pageant; some metered street parking available

Open Door Gallery: Friday, 20 November 2009

bright | beautiful is a one night art exhibit featuring jewelry by local artists Lisa Colby, Peg Fetter, and Jennifer Walker, and 2D artwork by Amanda Verbeck of Pele Prints and Gina Alvarez. The show will highlight the beauty of simple lines, visual flow, and handcrafted textures.

November 20, 2009 • 6-10 p.m. • One night only

Open Door Gallery is a brand new gallery with a simple goal: to display the highest quality original artwork in a welcoming, neighborhood oriented setting. November 20 is a big night for the Maplewood arts - it is the first event for the newly christened "Maplewood Arts District," a collaboration between artists, galleries and performance venues along Sutton and Manchester. In an effort to unite and promote Maplewood as a destination, the Arts District will coordinate opening nights and provide information for the visitor, making it easy to spend a long evening with the Maplewood art scene.

Open Door Gallery
3100 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood, MO 63143

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Argonne Gallery: Friday, 6 November 2009

Please join us for an opening reception Friday, Nov. 6th from 6-9 p.m. The month long exhibit will feature works in oil and charcoal by Morris Fletcher. For more information please call 314.821.3010

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 6 November 2009

Famous Fictional VILLAINS! Portraits from Literature & Film opens at Mad Art Gallery with a free opening reception on Friday, November 6, 2009, from 7 pm to 11 pm. Mad Art Gallery is proud to present the third installment of the annual Famous Fictional art show, ripping characters from the headlines of ancient texts, traditional folk tales, and modern films and interpreted by an exciting group of St. Louis-based painters, illustrators, cartoonists, printmakers and designers. This year the characters will be more infamous than famous, as Mad Art will be turned into a Rogue's Gallery of fiction's greatest villains, bad-guys, enemies, vengeful lovers, miscreants, monsters, and more.

Invading the gallery will be everyone from Medusa and Frankenstein to Ming the Merciless and Godzilla, from the Headless Horseman and MacBeth's three Witches to the shark from Jaws and the "Facehugger" from Aliens. The show is curated by Dan Zettwoch (, who promises to put together an array of villainous art that is as rich in narrative as it is in eyeball-candy.

Participating artists: Anchovy, Jenny Cimino, Katie Frisbee-O'malley, John Hendrix, Kevin Huizenga, Mardou, Scott Matthews, Thomas Plunk, Peter Pranschke, Jason Robards, Chris Roettger, Jessica Russo, Max Vento, Ron Weaver, Jeff Worm, Brian Yap, Dan Zettwoch.

Mad Art Gallery
2727 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

May Gallery: Friday, 6 November 2009

Gunther Cartwright: Industrial Blues

Gunther Cartwright Tricerotops

6 - 25 November 2009

Mr. Cartwright will give a talk about his work on Friday, 6 November,
at noon in Sverdrup 101 (east wing of 8300 Big Bend.)

Gunther Cartwright is all about seeing color and form in the industrial world that most people rarely notice. His use of brilliant color and formal geometry opens a world of beauty rarely attributed to heavy industry and its objects and landscape. These unpopulated views are strangely inviting, oddly compelling, and always surprising.

and in the Small Wall Gallery, Visionaries of the Virtual

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.

Main Street Gallery: Friday, 6 November 2009

Main Street Gallery in Edwardsville from November 6 to November 28. The opening reception is November 6 from 6 to 8 pm.

Deile Cherry-Smith, Jim Cook, Melody Ellis, Joshua Laughlin, Michelle Leitheiser, Carol Ross, Patty & Mark Sheppard, Kerry Smith, Tanya Varble.

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: 13 November 2009


The Hunt Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Asma Kazmi. A performance artist and sculptor, she is not limited to any one media but maintains an approach of building an unrestrained community of objects, images, and bodies, all in a dialogue with each other. During a recent cultural research trip to New Delhi, India, Kazmi documented the inventions and contraptions that allow the handicapped and homeless people of city to walk, move or navigate for themselves.

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am – 4pm or by appointment.

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

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 7 November 2009

Please join Art Saint Louis this Saturday evening, November 7, 2009, for the FREE Opening Reception for our new exhibition, "Art St. Louis XXV, The Exhibition."

FREE Reception this Saturday, November 7, 2009
6-7 p.m. Juror's Gallery Talk with Sheryl Conkelton
7-9 p.m. Free reception/8 p.m. Awards

Please join Art Saint Louis for "Art St. Louis XXV, The Exhibition," our 25th annual all media, all styles, all themes juried exhibition. For this year's exhibit, Juror Sheryl Conkelton, an Independent Curator based in Philadelphia, PA, selected works by 46 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. "Art St. Louis XXV, The Exhibition" is on view at Art Saint Louis November 9-December 28, 2009.

555 Washington Avenue, #150
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1239

Monday, November 02, 2009

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Sunday, 15 November 2009

Innovations In Textiles 2009 Printed and Primed Surfaces Nov. 15 - Jan. 8, 2009 Opening Reception from 1-3pm, Nov. 15, 2009 at St. Louis Artists' Guild.

The exhibition series Printed and Primed Surfaces encompasses five exhibitions that are sure to push the boundaries of creativity defined by a two-dimensional surface. Each exhibition explores the sensibility of material - paper, canvas, panel, a MetroLink stop as well as a method of creation - collaborative, client based or artist defined. Printed and Primed Surfaces will challenge historical notions of two dimensional presentation and purpose as well as present a diverse group of exhibitions that each highlights, honors and engages in a long standing artistic dialogue regarding the two dimensional media.

Pulled Curated by Gina Alvarez

Pulled is an exhibition highlighting the fine-art, print-publishing field in St. Louis lead by Wildwood Press, Island Press, Nancy Kranzberg Center for the Illustrated Book, Pele Prints, Dubbledutch Press and All Along Press. The exhibit focuses on the diversity of the contemporary printmaking field and the collaborative spirit of these enterprises. The fine-art presses represented in Pulled, work with emerging, mid-career and established artists from around the world.

Traditions in 2-D Juried by William LaChance - St. Louis artist and educator

A juried exhibition that embodies the traditions explored in two dimensional work, such as figurative, abstract, still life, landscape and more. The work selected for Traditions in 2-D will vary in theme, process and technique but will be united within the exhibition to highlight the diversity, innovation and mastery of the two dimensional artistic tradition.

Shiny Means It's Done Solo exhibition by Myles Keough

Shiny Means It's Done is an exhibit by St. Louis-based artist Myles Keough. In this exhibit, Myles presents us with an installation of about 200 paintings mounted in a grid-like pattern on a wall of the gallery. Shiny Means It's Done is an investigation into the artist's "complex balance between nature and nurture." As questioned by Myles, is it "the nature of the material or its natural reaction to the application process and the artist's manipulation or nurturing of the material?" The work presents the viewer with a staggering representation of the power of aesthetics and ideology.

At the End of the Day Illustration Section Biennial Exhibition Curated by Bill Vann

Curated by Bill Vann, At the End of the Day Illustration Section Biennal Exhibition features pieces from St. Louis Artists' Guild's Illustration Section. Works highlight the impressive creative range of our members, who are all active and working illustrators.

Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School

Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School bases curriculum on "school as expedition," where learning extends beyond the walls of the traditional classroom. Showcased in this exhibition is an interdisciplinary learning project surrounding St. Louis neighborhoods and the MetroLink. Initially, 7th graders participate in a web quest. Housed within the Web site is an introduction to the assignment, the inspiration, specific tasks and roles that need to be addressed and the evaluation form for the MetroLink web quest. Students are instructed to research Romare Bearden's "The Block," travel through the city of St. Louis via MetroLink and take responsibility for digitally cataloging a specific stop along the way. The students work together to make collages of visual elements that represent the stop and compose a written account of the neighborhood. The groups' responses are tiled together to create a ten-foot long representation of St. Louis neighborhoods found along the MetroLink line. Also included in this exhibition is a set of self-portraits. Students are asked to self reflect on a color that represents their personality and embellish a facial feature that informs the viewer of a specific trait the students possess. The collection of monochromatic portraits is both touching and informative its representation of the adolescent self.

St. Louis Artists' Guild
2 Oak Knoll Park
St. Louis, MO