Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hoffman Lachance Contemporary: Friday, 15 January 2010

"It's Getting Light"
Christopher Gustave's paper works to be featured with new works in oil from Julie Malone
January 15th Opening Night Artists' Reception 6-10pm

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Boulevard
Saint Louis, Mo 63143

Kirkwood Art at the Station: Thursday, 7 January 2010

Please join the Kirkwood Area Arts Council in viewing Gary Gackstatter's pen and ink drawings at the Kirkwood train station.

The opening reception will be on Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 5:30-7:00 pm.
The show will be on display from January 4 to February 1, 2010.

You don't want to miss this beautifully detailed collection of drawings in pen and ink. This is free, as always, but donations are appreciated.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Foundry: Friday, 8 January 2010

Gallery I: Fusion - Science & Art
December 26, 2009- February 5, 2010
Public Opening Reception - Friday, January 8, 2010 6-9

An artist thinks like a scientist; experimenting and manipulating elements to create the perfect visual chemistry. Juror Steve Miller has been working with art, science and technology, and molecular biology creating portraits and Vanitas still-life works using the imaging techniques of medical science.

Gallery II: Foundry Working Artists Studio Exhibition
Providing an informal environment where engagement between artists, art-lovers and the wider community can occur.

Gallery III: Group 4 Award Photography 2
Julie Birkemeier, Roger Matsumoto, Heather Protz, and Mary Voss

This exhibit features four fine photographers whose work won awards in a previous juried photography exhibition at the Foundry.

Ameristar Gallery
Emerging Artist - Robert Treece
The series provides a venue for early-career artists to show their work to a regional audience.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Gallery 210: Thursday, 28 January 2010

"THIN" is a touring multimedia, photography-based exhibition about eating disorders by photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield.

A reception for the exhibition will be held on January 28 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Trudy Wilner Stack, the curator for the exhibition, will give a slide lecture at 6:00 pm in the Gallery 210 auditorium.Normal gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. On view January 21 through March 20.

Greenfield's exhibit weaves together large-scale portraits and documentary photographs; recorded voices, videos and narrative texts; and educational facts and resources in an effort to bring viewers a multimedia experience of a pervasive cultural problem. "THIN" features 53 photographs, video, personal journals and candid interviews with women who suffer from eating disorders. One in seven young American women is affected by eating disorders, according to the National Eating Disorders Association.

Gallery 210 (Telecommunity Center)
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Friday, December 18, 2009

Argonne Gallery: Friday, 18 December 2009

Argonne Gallery will be having an open house tonight with live music, raffles, silent auctions with art work from local artists, refreshments and munchies. The festivities will begin at 6pm and go til 9pm.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Craft Alliance in the Loop: Friday, 15 January 2009

HOT TEA: 12th Biennial Teapot Exhibition
The High School Teapot Exhibition, featuring 16 participating schools, is opening concurrently in the David and Jacqueline Charak Gallery.
January 15 – February 28, 2010
FREE Opening Reception on Friday, January 15, 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Tue-Thur, 10am-6pm; Fri & Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm, Closed on Monday

As legend goes, Shen Nung, the emperor of China in 2737 B.C., was the first to discover the beverage we now know as tea when leaves from a tea plant blew into his cup of hot water. Tea is currently the second-most widely consumed drink in the world. From January 15 through February 28, 2010, Craft Alliance dedicates its Delmar gallery to tea’s vessel: the teapot. The exhibition, HOT TEA, opens on Friday, January 15, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at 6640 Delmar Blvd. in the Delmar Loop District.

HOT TEA features the work of 53 artists who have created work that celebrates and expands on the traditional teapot. More than 80 teapots will be on display – from the whimsy of Susan Taylor-Glasgow’s “piece of cake” teapot to the elegance of Susan O’Brien’s decorative Fabergé inspired work. This year’s teapot exhibition features a range of materials and techniques: teapots are made out of glass, clay, fiber, metal and even wood.

A High School Teapot exhibition is featured concurrently in the David & Jacqueline Charak gallery. The 17 participating schools are:
Chaminade College Prep Clayton High School, Crossroads College Preparatory School, Hazelwood Central High School, John Burroughs School, Kirkwood High School, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, McCluer High School, McCluer North High School, Metro High School, MICDS Parkway West High School, St. Louis University High School, University City High School, Villa Duchesne, Webster Groves High School,Whitfield School.

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

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Turner Center for the Arts: Friday, 18 December 2009





Riverside Gallery: Friday, 18 December 2009

Affordable Art Show
Dec. 18, 2009, 7 - 10 PM

Riverside Gallery
13 W. Moody
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Hoffman Lachance Contemporary: Friday, 18 December 2009

Accumulated Enemies
Opening: Dec. 18th 6:00-10:00 pm

Featuring a variety of work from four St. Louis area artists, Accumulated Enemies is a journey through whimsical absurdity. Included are three dimensional works from Annie Nieman, Daniel Axe, and Michael Haffner and prints by Caitlin Ayer. Each of the artists brings their own perspective into the show with humorous undertones and a focus on details in strange imagined worlds.

Wednesday thru friday 11-3 and saturday 12-5 and by appointment

2713 sutton boulevard
saint louis - missouri 6314

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 22 January 2010

SHELF LIFE: selected work by Buzz Spector
Front Room: Shawn Burkard: Phantasmagoria
Project Room: Beverly Fishman: Pharmako - Xanadu
Media Room:Maya Escobar: el es frida kahlo
Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, from 6 to 9 pm
Dates: January 22 – March 6, 2010

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to present an introductory exhibit of the art of Buzz Spector. “SHELF LIFE: selected work” includes photographs, drawings, collages, and bookworks created over the past ten years. A fully illustrated catalogue with writings by Buzz Spector and friends will accompany the exhibition.

Buzz Spector is best-known as an artist for his work with books, but his studio practice also includes photography, collage, installation,
and drawing. This introductory exhibit covers the past eleven years of Spector’s work. The selection reveals the material diversity and
intellectual coherence of an artist concerned with memory, perception, and desire. It is no coincidence that Spector is also a writer; he is constantly crafting a poetry of things.

In the Front Room, the gallery presents “Phantasmagoria,” an exhibition of photographs by Shawn Burkard. Influenced at once by horror movies,
gothic novels, and such dark folklore as the Brothers Grimm, Burkard’s work makes visible a legacy of cultural darkness. Burkard photographs scenes of his own construction, whose uncanny attributes of light, scale, and physiognomy recall nothing so much as the psychological space of fairytales—and the nightmares such tales once provoked in all of us. Within each of his photographs, Burkard creates a fantastical but convincing storybook world. The artist meticulously plans the lighting and staging, hand crafts the settings, makeup, and costumes for the bizarre characters he plays in each supernatural scene. Though the artist manipulates his film images by hand, they remain untouched by digital alterations. Burkard invites us into a realm of disturbing visions whose creative vitality is understood once we recognize how close these dreamworlds may be to our own.

In the Media Room, Maya Escobar presents a single-channel video titled “el es frida kahlo”. In el es frida kahlo Maya Escobar confronts the ambivalence she experiences as a result of her simultaneous obsession with Frida Kahlo and weariness towards her commoditization. Viewed from a tiny pinhole, Escobar, dressed as Kahlo stands before a reproduction of one of her self-portraits. With a mixture of rage, anxiety, and
complete fear, she chants “el es Frida Kahlo, ella es Frida Kahlo, el es Frida Kahlo, yo soy, yo soy, yo soy Frida Kahlo,” he is Frida Kahlo, she is Frida Kahlo, I am, I am, I am Frida Kahlo. As Escobar yells, the painting behind her begins to fall. She violently tears down her braids and smudges off her makeup while continuing to yell “I am Frida Kahlo, I am Frida Kahlo, yo soy Frida Kahlo!”

In the Project Room, multi-disciplinary artist, Beverly Fishman, presents a series of sculptures titled “Pharmako - Xanadu.” In this exhibition, Fishman delves into the cultural implications and consequences of pharmaceutical overload while enticing the audience with the pills’ sleek visual seductiveness. As an artist, Fishman has long engaged with questions of art, technology and the body. Through this work, she ponders why a seeming cure to our hectic days and emotional strain is also, in effect, a poison. Her enveloping milieus of intense fluorescent colors, repeating patterns, and sizable scale deliberately affect the viewer on both a physical and intellectual level. The Pharmako sculptures evoke the overt appeal of the chemical compounds frequently used to alter our minds and bodies. They represent a broad spectrum of over-the-counter, prescription, and illegal pills-all of which have entered an arena of quasi-designer products that combine technology with attractive aesthetics. In particular, Extasy pills display fun, pop icons that subsequently attract and associate a young user with the branded identity of the pill’s maker. Overall, the resultant array of pills is as expansive in coloration as their real life counterparts are in function. Fishman’s Xanadu Series of chrome pill sculptures takes the seduction and inclusion of the viewer to another level with gleaming exteriors that mask their dangerous possibilities. The viewer can be seen in the artwork itself through his mirrored image, thus consolidating his identity with the pill and its resultant effects. Through different angles and reflections, each of us is affected by the work in a unique manner, a visual metaphor for the varying physical and mental consequences the same pharmaceutical can have on any of us.

3721 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63108

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Steve Adams: Thursday, 17 December 2009

3101 South Hanley Rd
(314) 781-6667

Monday, December 14, 2009

Turner Building: Friday, 18 DEcember 2009

As part of the Art Rotation program sponsored by ArtDimensions, Dave Coblitz has an art exhibition at the Turner Building in Kirkwood running to January 10, 2010. There is an opening reception there from 5-9pm this coming Friday, December 18th with light refreshments. The building is located at 1099 Milwaukee St. in Kirkwood, a couple of blocks East of the intersection of Big Bend & S. Kirkwood Roads.

Coblitz Creative Concepts, LLC

Sunday, December 13, 2009

PSTL Window Gallery: Friday, 18 December 2009

Please join us for the OPENING RECEPTION
Chris Seebeck: New Work
Friday, Dec.18, 2009, 6pm-9pm

Dec. 18- Jan. 15

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

Friday, December 11, 2009

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Sunday, 3 January 2010

Piñata Closing Party to mark the closing of the exhibition For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there.

Sunday, January 3, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

The exhibition For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there will close on Sunday, January 3, 2010. To mark the end of the exhibition, the Contemporary will hold a Piñata Closing Party. Guests will participate in an interactive art work as they take turns swinging at the over-sized piñata which has hung above the Contemporary’s performance space since the opening of For the blind man… The Klien bottle-shaped piñata, designed by Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball, holds assorted objects that will fall on the gallery floor when broke open.

Throughout the party, there will be festive music as well as free margaritas and wine. The artist will be in attendance of the event. The Piñata Closing Party is free and open to the public.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
fax: 314.535.1226

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Three Sinks Gallery: Thursday, 10 December 2009

Thursday, December 10th, 5 to 8pm

Gallery Open House featuring Original Jewelry by Kim Joern
Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets (Prices range $18 - $135)

New Porcelain Ceramics by Sandy Ure Griffin
Vases and Tiles (Prices range $24 - $200)

Now Exhibiting "True Love Will Find You in the End"
Silk-screen Monotypes by Adam Watkins
Ltd. Edition Prints and T-Shirts Available

Three Sinks Gallery is a Trolley Stop for the Webster Wonderland Sip and Shop on Thursday Dec. 10th and Thursday Dec. 17th, from 5 to 8pm. Now taking Christmas Framing Orders in our full-service Custom Frame Shop.
Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 9am to 6pm, Fri. and Sat. 9am to 3pm

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

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Café Cioccolato: Thursday-Friday, 11-12 December 2009

Holiday Art Gallery Opening - A Chocolate, Wine and Art Event

Café Cioccolato is pleased to welcome sculptor Abraham Mohler, modern art by Hua Nian, and fine art by C'Babi Bayoc with an art show and discussion event December 11th and 12th. Join us from 7-10 pm for the show and discussion with the artist at 9.

Cafe Cioccolato
816 Olive Street
Saint Louis, MO 63101

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Arthur & Helen Baer Visual Art Gallery: Friday, 11 December 2009

Ken Konchel: Distilling Architecture

The Opening Reception is this Friday, December 11th from 6 to 9 pm, and the show runs through Thursday, February 25th. The gallery is open weekdays from 10am to 4pm.

Arthur & Helen Baer Visual Art Gallery
at the Centene Center for the Arts
3547 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Syndicate Building: Saturday, 12 December 2009

Intimate Distance
Artistic endeavors by Connie LaFlam, Zack Drier, Joe Lavarty, Deanna Chafin, Tim Wagner, Naomi Silver, Paul LaFlam, Christine Ilewski and Greg Kluempers,
Opening Reception Saturday, Dec. 12, 6-9pm, 2009

Syndicate Building
915 Olive St. 5th Floor
St. Louis, Mo. 63101

Friday, December 04, 2009

May Gallery: Friday, 6 November 2009

Photo Imaging Education Association
International Juried Exhibition

DAVID IXBALÁN, Fundación de Niños Artistas FOTOKIDS
Guatemala City GUATEMALA

4 - 18 December 2009

Opening Reception 4 December 2009, 5-7 pm

The 2009 contest offered over US$162,700 in prizes donated by 69 generous sponsors. The competition is open to students everywhere-at all ages-and to their teachers.

Students compete by age group: 9th Grade & Below, 10-11-12th Grades (High School) and College & University levels. Students in 9th Grade & Below compete in single images only and the other student levels and teachers compete in both single images and portfolios. Prizes will be awarded in each category at the Grand, First, Second and Third Prize levels and to the schools of the Grand Prize winners. Specifics about the categories can be found at The Rules and Procedures link.

Two PIEA International Traveling Photo Exhibitions tour major conventions, schools, colleges and museums for three years in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and Canada. The top prize-winning images are published in Photo Marketing Magazine. Winners are also posted on the World Wide Web on the PIEA Home Page Gallery.

and in the Small Wall Gallery, Photo Reportage

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.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Marbles Gallery: Friday, 4 December 2009

'Makeshift' printmaking by Kristen Bartel
Opening Reception: Friday, December 4th from 6-9 p.m.
Exhibiting through December 30th

Kristen Bartel strives to communicate self-identity and methods of human understanding by building on all types of math and physics systems using graphic imagery and abstract crystalline structures. Her abstract prints stress formal scientific principals and her interest in the absurdity of using these systems out of their contexts. She is inspired by work from Allan McCollum, Matthew Ritchie and Deborah Aschiem.

Open before yoga classes through December 30. Call 314.621.4744 to confirm additional hours or for an appointment.

Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery
1905 Park Avenue, Lafayette Square
St. Louis, MO 63104

Des Lee Gallery: Saturday, 12 December 2009

The Des Lee Gallery presents Past Perfect, Present Tense.

oin us at the Des Lee Gallery for the opening reception Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 6-9 pm. The exhibition runs from December 11 – 13, 2009. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday from 1 until 6 pm.

Participants include a range of BFA and MFA painters, performance artists, sculptors and photographers. The semester's thematic sections were broken into "The Visible Collection," "Making Meaning," and "Performativity and Process."

Examples of the students' research include investigations of the 1904 Olympic games, the history of television and media violence, the evolution of electron technology, underground cultural ephemera, handwriting's relationship to painting, and Bloody Island, a historic no-mans-land in the Mississippi river. The students interviewed professors and academic archivists, and their research took them to the Missouri Historical Society, newspaper archives, the Museum of Broadcast Communications, the frescoes of Pompeii and beyond.

Student artists exhibited in Past Perfect, Present Tense: John Early, Virginia Eckinger, Ryan Fabel, Danielle Kantrowitz, Zak Marmalefsky, Emily Moorhead, Kathryn Neale, Katherine Osburn, Donna Smith, Alexander Vitti and Bridgette Zou. The exhibition is organized by Assistant Professor Lauren F. Adams and the Des Lee Gallery. J

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

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

Original Art for Holiday Giving
December 3 - January 3, 2010. Noon to 4:00 pm, Thursday - Sunday

Please join us for the Opening Reception Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6, 2009, 11 am-5 pm

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

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery: Thursday, 3 December 2009

Deborrah Daher and Eve Daher Paradowski: Intersection

through December 18th. Photographs, paintings and related jewelry pieces.

The opening reception is Thursday night, December 3rd, from 6 - 8 pm in the Morton J. May Foundation Gallery housed in the Library. Maryville University.

Schmidt Contemporary Art: Friday, 11 December 2009


DECEMBER 11, 2009 - JANUARY 23, 2010
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 12pm-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. (Gallery closed for holidays 12/20/09-1/12/10)


615 North Grand Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

In and Out Hair Salon: Saturday, 5 December 2009

The printmaking classes at Florissant Valley Community College and Maryville University each created an edition of prints dealing with the theme, Strength in Numbers. Prints then were assembled into a portfolio and students organized this gallery event. Printmaking techniques include silkscreen, etching, monoprints, relief, solar plates, paper lithography, and collagragh.

Reception: Saturday December 5, 6-8pm

Artists included are Dan Brown, Theresa Canning, Jordan Covert, Nicole Crabtree, Christa Denney, Matthew Fick, Jamie Graham, Angie Griffith, Christine Harvey, Alex Howell, Russell Hughes, Robert Knight, Kristen Langefeld, Maggie Massot, Kelly Moran, Roxanne Phillips, Autumn Randell, John Schlereth, Emma Seidler, Lori Skinner, Joseph Stemmler, Vincent Stemmler, Tim Unterreiner, Adam West.

In and Out Hair Salon
1588 Country Club Plaza Drive
St.Charles, MO 63303

Saint Louis City Hall: Saturday, 12 December 2009

Off The Wall at City Hall
Saturday, December 12, 2009 7:00pm-11:00pm

An Art Exhibit of more than 20 artists’ work will be on display and for sale - showcasing the work on exhibit at the ArtDimensions’ 3rd Floor Gallery in the “Square Foot” Exhibit.

Local Restaurants will serve FREE samples of their best dishes for all to enjoy, along with chef demonstrations throughout the evening. Participating restaurants include: Onesto Pizza &
Trattoria, Joanie’s, Black Label and more!

Live music and entertainment will fill the night as local musicians including Illphonics and DJ Chilly C fill the Rotunda with their sounds. Street Kingz DJ’s and Street Dimensions break dancers will amaze the crowd with their sounds and moves. Indonesian Embassy presents – Balinese and Javanese traditional dancers

State Senator Robin Wright-Jones and President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, Lewis Reed
will address the audience.

S. Carmody Photography: Friday, 4 December 2008

S. Carmody Photography hosts Fashion and Festivities
Couture by Sculptor/Artist Ben Sherman

and closing reception for Color Dance
Abstract Photographs by Sara Risley
This Friday, December 4, from 6-9PM during the Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk

Models provided by the STL Hoop Club will wear couture constructed of vintage dresses and ties, thereby creating a form of "kinetic sculpture." We will do a live fashion shoot and if we're lucky, some hooping may happen as well! The dresses, vintage ties and custom jewelry will be available for holiday gifting.

Photographs from the current exhibit Color Dance and our previous exhibit, Spektrem, will also be available. Spektrem prints are now 40% off.

The Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk will feature a tree lighting, carriage rides, carolers, Santa, and open houses at participating businesses.

S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143