Saturday, February 27, 2010

4370 Manchester Ave: Saturday, 27 February 2010

"2 Man Art Show"
Opening Reception (public invited) 6:00 to 10:00 PM, Saturday, February 27, 2010

Christopher Ruess and Nick Riggio and one gallery director with ties to St. Louis return to the "Grove" Neighborhood for an exhibition of paintings and mixed media works. The exhibition is the first in a series to be staged in ad-hoc, non-traditional gallery venues. The space, most recently a laundromat, has been cleaned up and given the white wall treatment for the event through a generous loan of the space by the building's owner. This exhibition of new works is curated by former St. Louis gallery owner, Timothy Michael Burns.

10AM-4PM Saturdays & by appointment, through Sat. March 27, 2010

4370 Manchester Avenue at S. Newstead Avenue in the Grove Neighborhood, two blocks East of White Flag Gallery and South Kingshighway Blvd.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 30 April 2010

Opening Night Reception: Friday, April 30, 2010, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
April 30 - August 8, 2010

New works by three St. Louis artists will fill the galleries of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis this spring for the 2010 Great Rivers Biennial. This exhibition, which opens on Friday, April 30, 2010, marks the fourth installation of this popular awards program, co-presented by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the Gateway Foundation. A series of free public programs and community collaborations highlighting the vibrancy of the local art scene will accompany the exhibition.

The 2010 Great Rivers Biennial winners are Martin Brief, Sarah Frost and Cameron Fuller. These local artists were selected last fall from a pool of more than 200 applicants by a prestigious national jury: Douglas Fogle, chief curator and deputy director of exhibitions and public programs at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Melissa Franklin, director of the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Philadelphia; and Laura Steward, Phillips Director of SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to winning participation in the Great Rivers Biennial exhibition, each artist received a $20,000 cash award.

The 2010 Great Rivers Biennial will feature new works by all three artists ­ both intimate and monumental ­ that span a variety of media and disparate practices.

Martin Brief’s work is characterized by precision and alteration, as he takes robust sources of information and translates them into images with only traces of their former selves. His involved process of obscuring and renewing textual data presents us with new ways of experiencing networks of information. He presents a new suite of large-scale drawings at the Contemporary.

Interested in the repurposing of soon-to-be-obsolete commodities and the history of objects, Sarah Frost creates large-scale installations and sculptures using materials as diverse as computer keyboards, Bundt pans and toilet-seat covers. Her work not only serves as a reminder of our object-driven culture but also demonstrates a desire for the personal through her cold masses of forgotten objects. Her simultaneous interest in the finely crafted and the ready-made is revealed in a new, monumental installation in the galleries.

Cameron Fuller has created a new and ambitious environment for this exhibition. The influence of folk art and Native American artifacts is evident in Fuller’s whimsical, imaginative and, at times, ephemeral artwork. Through his playful and fanciful imagery, Fuller evokes the uncanny presentation of natural and cultural histories.

In conjunction with the 2010 Great Rivers Biennial, the summer 2010 Front Room season at the Contemporary will feature short exhibitions by independent art spaces and voices local to
St. Louis. Here, participants and exhibitors will use the opportunity to stage interventions, disruptions, events and films, some lasting two weeks, others lasting a few days. The Front Room is located inside the lobby of the Contemporary.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, Mo., 63108

Friday, February 26, 2010

Argonne Gallery: Friday, 26 February 2010

The works of Gretchen Gackstatter will have a closing exhibit tonight 2/26, from 6-9 p.m. Argonne Gallery is proud to have this work. Come out, meet the artist and view her beautiful watercolor artwork.

Argonne Gallery is in Kirkwood across from the train station, 101a West Argonne Drive. If you have questions, please call us 314.821.3010.

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 27 February 2010

Newtonland: Orbits, Ellipses and other Planes of Activity
Greg Bogin, Elizabeth Bryant, Anne Eastman, Ib Geertsen, Grabner/Killam, Jean Painleve, Jan Van Der Ploeg and Jonas Wood
Curated by Michelle Grabner

Free opening reception Saturday evening, February 27, 7–10 PM
On view through April 10, 2010

Fiscal exigencies have bestowed artists with promising new freedoms. No longer charged with the aim to develop tamped spoils for the voracious speculative collector, many artists are once again examining the formal dimensions of three-dimensional space.

The once reliable foundations of the world have proven to be faithless bubbles. In the studio, artists are not simply rediscovering Alexander Calder's mobiles anew, but are investigating the capriciousness of atmosphere and the loss of support (canvas, wall, pedestal, floor).

This suspended work is the inverse of recent accretion-based sculptural practices that engage in synthetic concepts of space. The works included in Newtonland actively invent non-static spatial relations, experiment with organizing structures, and choreograph movement. This experimentation is the physical opposite of accumulation and collection practices — many of which were aptly featured in the New Museum's exhibition Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century (2007), which was comprised of organizational gestures that strikingly paralleled the bundling of debt by banks. Contemporary mobile work does away with traditional supports, allowing gravity to becomes the final arbiter. In Newtonland a force of nature takes the reigns in compositional arrangement.

The artists included in Newtonland harness gravitational forces in various degrees. Greg Bogin's shaped canvas suggests orbital speed and rotation, while Elizabeth Bryant evokes natural phenomenon that is closer to home. In her photographic mobile, forms are cut free from their conventional pictorial landscape. Anne Eastman's stabiles negotiate geometries wrought in familiar materials, while Ib Geertsen and Jan Van Der Ploeg explore the abstract qualities of form and color when subjected to the merits of balance and harmony. Jonas Wood's drawings claim a debt to Calder's mobiles and stabiles while identifying parallel compositions in the structure of houseplants. Like Eastman's vernacular material references, Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam's large-scale suspended screen employs familiar aluminum stadium bleacher material with traditional silverpoint line drawing. Finally, a selection of Jean Painleve's early 20th century nature films document radical life forms that have evolved in the relative density of the sea.

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

Marbles Gallery: Friday, 5 March 2010

Wonder works
a show by St. Louis / Kauai

Opening Reception: Friday March 5th from 6-9 p.m.
and Conversations with Roshani on Sunday, March 7th from 3-5pm

Free and open to the public

Exhibiting through March 28th

Marbles Yoga Studio
1905 Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104

Marbles Gallery: Saturday, 27 February 2010

February Artists: Arlene Ligori and Gary Gackstatter and Don Casper "Brilliant Ink" Closing Reception: Saturday, February 27th 7-10 p.m more info

Marbles Yoga Studio
1905 Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

ArtDimensions: Friday-Saturday, 26-27 Februry 2010

Please join us this weekend to celebrate the opening of ArtDimensions Gallery and Studios on Cherokee.

Friday and Saturday 7-11pm
Sunday -special film screening at 4pm

Please visit our website for details

PSTL Gallery: Friday, 5 March 2010

Daniel McGrath: What Pictures Want
Please join us for the OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, March 5,6pm-9pm
March 5-April 24
Gallery hours: 10:30am through 5pm, Tuesday-Saturday

What Pictures Want is an ongoing series of text based paintings based on W.J.T. Mitchell's hypothesis that pictures must be considered living things that communicate and have desires, as outlined in his essay "What Do Pictures Want?" from 2005. These paintings' desires in short, are to trade places with the beholder turning him or her into an image for the gaze of the picture. The text is found in a variety of publications and books about art and reproduced with Helvetica font and house paint. A generic font and an anonymous value scale of black and white, both are nearly ubiquitous in our visual landscape today. Zeroing in on some of the more outrageous statements made in these books, each painting conveys a statement in the form of a dryly written vinyl didactic panel. Each statement has the verb tenses and nouns altered to convey the painting as narrator. The punctuation and text alignment is slightly askew in each painting, an indication that something is not quite right, perhaps suggesting that a copy editor has not cleared the statement or that the graphic designer is being slack.

PSTL Gallery
3842 Washington Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Craig Elmer Modern: Saturday, 20 February 2010


The opening reception for the first ever exhibition at Craig Elmer Modern (3194 S. Grand), featuring new work by artists Jake Cruzen and Dan Solberg, will take place this Saturday (the 20th) from 7-11PM. This show will finally deliver on our promise to present a new exhibition filled with positivity, mysticism, and finely crafted objects. We were also lucky enough to have our good friend Professor Elysee Newman write a text to accompanythe work.

Craig Elmer Modern
3194 South Grand Avenue

Gallery 210: Saturdays, through 20 March 2010

Gallery 210 Presents Lauren Greenfield's Feature Length Documentary, THIN

Eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia are devastating illnesses that effects one in seven women. These disorders often reflect a past trauma which leaves the women grasping onto whatever they can to feel in control; in control of their life and their own body. Such is the need for control that they are willing to give up every modicum of a normal life to have it.

THIN is a multimedia photography-based exhibition about these disorders. The project originated with an award-winning feature length documentary Lauren Greenfield directed for HBO after which she created a new body of photographic work that was recently published in a companion volume by Chronicle Books.

The film is a cinema-verite exploration that follows four women: Brittany, Shelly, Alisa, and Polly in their daily lives during the treatment at Renfrow Center, a 40-bed residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders. The documentary explores the process of treatment, the cycle of addiction, and the unique relationships, rules and rituals that define everyday life within the institution that is their home. The still photography continues where the film leaves off and follows these women over two years after they leave treatment and go back home to face issues of relapse and recovery. The photography includes reportage as well as portraits of 15 women, accompanied by personal testimonials and the women's art and private journals.

Join Gallery 210 in our education and awareness effort of these serious disorders as we provide screening of Lauren Greenfield's HBO self-directed documentary THIN, every Saturday through January 20 - March 20, at 11:30 a.m and 3:00p.m. Greenfield's photographic exhibit is also available for viewing in Gallery A, Monday-Saturday 11a.m-5p.m.

All of the Gallery 210 events are free and open to the public. Public parking for Gallery 210 is available at the South Millennium Parking garage on the east side of East Drive on the UM-St. Louis Campus. Handicapped parking is available behind Gallery 210. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Gallery 210
University of Missouri-St. Louis
44 East Drive
TCC between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and Touhill Performing Arts Center.
(314) 516-5976

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pius XII Memorial Library: Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University
February 22 - March 31, 2010
Opening Reception WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 4:30 - 6:30pm
4:30pm Artists' Talk
5:30pm Performance by Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians

Craft Alliance Artists-in-Residence, Tom Dykas, Michael Parrett and Erin Vigneau Dimick, will exhibit their current work at Pius XII Memorial Library on the Saint Louis University campus. FROM THE STUDIOS: CRAFT ALLIANCE'S ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE is the second exhibition in a new art series, "Artistic Lights," at Pius XII Memorial Library. Join us at the Library for a free opening reception on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, featuring an artists' talk and a performance by Saint Louis Symphony
Orchestra musicians Shawn Weil and Sebastien Gingras.

This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by Artistic Lights and the Saint Louis Symphony's Community Partnership Program.

Pius XII Memorial Library
3650 Lindell Blvd.
For directions and parking information, go to

Foundry Art Center: Friday, 5 March 2010

Galleries I & II:
Contemporary Women Artists XV: Art as Activism

February 12 – March 26, 2010
Opening Public Reception, March 5, 2010 5-9pm

This show is presented by the Foundry Art Centre in collaboration with The St. Louis Chapter Women's Caucus for Art, a local chapter of the National Women's Caucus for Art.

The Women's Caucus for Art was founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA). It is a national organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, museum professionals and galleries in the visual arts. The role of WCA is to serve as an intersection for both market and historical forces with its emphasis being on women working in the visual arts professions today. Juror, Yolanda Lopez.

Gallery III: Group 4 Award - Metal Arts
James Calvin, Kathleen Brennan, Lin Stanionis, Ruth Stanford
This exhibit features four fine metal arts artists whose work won awards in a previous juried metal art exhibition at the Foundry.

Open: Foundry Artists' Studios

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Center
Saint Charles, Missouri 63301

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 19 February 2010


February 19 — March 27, 2010
Join us for an opening reception Friday, February 19th from 5–8 PM to meet the artists
Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5

MICHAEL EASTMAN & ROBERT MAZRIM: Excavating the Emptied Globe

Duane Reed Gallery presents the latest work of acclaimed photographer Michael Eastman in collaboration with archeologist Robert Mazrim.

Michael Eastman and Robert Mazrim's collaborative exhibition Excavating The Emptied Globe, centers on the derelict Globe Drug Warehouse in Downtown St Louis. Documenting the dilapidated building like archeologists, Eastman and Mazrim capture the afterlife of the dust encrusted paperback books, palettes, clothing, food and office supplies abandoned by the building's final occupant. The character of the work on display evokes a surprising pathos for these modern fossils. Another facet of this afterlife quickly comes into focus under the camera's gaze: The signage for exits and entrances, tool rooms and discount aisles have been graphitized. An eerie post apocalyptic narrative of messages stemming from the instructions and activities of unknown employees is reinterpreted and commented upon through the years by equally anonymous visitors to the ghost world of the abandoned warehouse. These residual layers of decay and accretion, at times simultaneously peeling back and obscuring meaning, reveal the new dawn of a contemporary society already fading into the past tense.


Jiyong Lee's Segmentation Series is inspired by his fascination with cell division. He works with glass that has simultaneous transparency and opacity: two qualities that metaphorically represent the knowledge and mysteries of biology. As the viewer moves around Lee's objects the play of light transforms the sculpture into startling new shapes that alter our perceptions and expectations. Mutating and transforming in sculptural form the way our bodies regenerate in biological form the deceptive simplicity and understated intricacy of Lee's compositions represent the contradictory relationship between clarity and complexity found within life. Using a lamination process similar in effect to mitosis (where cells segment and become new life.) Lee's uniquely refined translucent glass surfaces are mysterious sculptural forms, and suggest on a larger scale, the ambiguity of our temporal and material existence.

4729 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 27 March 2010

"Honor Awards 2010"
March 22-April 22, 2010
FREE Opening reception 6-8 p.m.: Saturday, March 27, 2010

Join Art Saint Louis for our annual multi-media exhibition featuring new works by ten Award of Excellence recipients from Art Saint Louis' 2009 juried exhibition season. Curated by Carmon Colangelo.

Featuring Cathy Barancik, St. Louis; James Cook, Collinsville, IL; Tim Eberhard, St. Louis; David R. Hanlon, Kirkwood, MO; Bob Hartzell, St. Louis; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Nicole Ottwell, Columbia, MO; Snail Scott, Edwardsville, IL; Barbara Simon, St. Louis; Jessica Witte, Creve Coeur, MO.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 19 February 2010

Gallery Highlight
Winter/Spring Opening Reception
Friday, February 19 from 5 - 7 p.m.

Kuna Mola: Maintaining Tradition Amid Change
February 19 - May 8, 2010

Uncovering the Path to Freedom - Photographs of Underground Railroad Sites by William Earle Williams
February 19 - May 15, 2010

The Jesuit Influence on Baroque Architecture
February 19 - May 15, 2010

Nothin' But the Blues: Art by Area Students
February 19 - August 14, 2010

Barry Leibman: The Mahler Suite
February 19 - May 29, 2010

For more information, visit

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 19 February 2010

In The Manner Of Smoke
video and installation work by Jerstin Crosby
Opening Reception Friday, February 19 6-10pm
Feb. 19 - Mar. 20, 2010
Gallery Hours Fri., Sat. Noon-5pm and by appointment

Jerstin Crosby's upcoming exhibition, In The Manner Of Smoke, will consist of a 3-channel video projection of a "goth" re-imagination of Seinfeld, filmed on a life-size, make-shift replica of Jerry's apartment. The loosely tied narrative draws pieces of dialogue from an incident in 1996 when Oprah was sued by Texas cattlemen as well as the little known fact that the real-life Jerry Seinfeld is an avid vegetarian. The video also features several "Kevin Bacon protest signs" that the goth Jerry, George, and Elaine almost rip apart to repair a crack in the imaginary "fourth" wall, after the actors break character.

Additionally, Crosby will be utilizing Good Citizen's billboard as a stand alone photographic public art piece, and creating a small site-specific installation inside the gallery. The billboard image is of two men with disguised faces holding a banner with "YOU CANNOT CONTROL WHAT IS WILD" sprayed on it in red letters. The phrase was left by members of the Earth Liberation Front after an arson they claimed responsibility for at an Oregon tree farm in 2001. By taking it out of context, re-enacting it in a photograph and placing it on a billboard, Crosby allows this phrase to take on new interpretations while simultaneously drawing references from Edward Abbey's fictional novel "The Monkey Wrench Gang".

Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave,
St. Louis MO 63104-2852

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 27 February 2010

Varsity Art XIV
February 27-March 11, 2010

FREE Opening reception: Saturday, February 27, 2010, 6-8 pm

Art Saint Louis is proud to present our fourteenth annual group exhibition curated by art faculties from 19 Midwest regional colleges and universities in Missouri and Illinois.

Faculties from each of the participating institutions were invited to select two outstanding art students to exhibit up to two artworks in this multi-media show. Presented as a collaborative project, students from the 19 colleges & universities work together to present this large group exhibition.

This year's exhibit will feature the following undergrad or grad level art students representing these 19 area institutions: Fontbonne University: Rachel Davis, Christopher K. Day; Greenville College: Hayley Sutton, Tara Laine Underwood; Jefferson College: William Scott Simpson, jr., Josh Vaughn; Lindenwood University: Greg Bredlau, Stephanie McCoy; Maryville University St. Louis: Jennifer Atherton, Adam West; McKendree University: Ashley Dunning, Renee Middendorf; St. Charles Community College: Stephen Schuknecht, Angela Templer; St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley: Robert Knight, Vincent Stemmler; St. Louis Community College Forest Park: Kristopher C. Edson, J.P. Rashkis; St. Louis Community College Meramec: Jim Chleboun, Drew Dinges; St. Louis Community College Wildwood: Kyle Joseph Johnson, Jason VanCleave; Saint Louis University: Kara Hutsel, Katie Lochhead; Southern Illinois University Carbondale: Amy Chase, Jason York; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: Michael T. Pennekamp, Manda Remmen; Southwest Illinois College: Stephen Otten, Chad Travous; University of Missouri-St. Louis: Justin Collins, Rebecca Haas; University of Missouri-Columbia: Debo Crites, J. Sloane Snure Paullus; Washington University in St. Louis: Zak Marmalefsky, Taryn Riley; Webster University: Robert Sachse, Rebecca Tochtrop.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday. 19 February 2010

At The Gallery: February 19 - March 16

Childhood Icons: Cortney Boyd. Sure to bring out the wild child in all of us, this exhibit showcases toys as cast glass objects.

Hot Color: Susan Reis. It's all about COLOR. Exuberant imagery from the natual world drenched in brilliant hues, pattern and personality. Intended to spark a lighthearted, joyful energy and remind us that warmth and color can always be ours...even in cold, grey February. It's "feel good art" with a stroke of magic.

Washington University Sculpture Dept: Friday, 19 February 2010


Washington University in St. Louis
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Sculpture Department
Friday, February 19th, 7-11 pm, Live music and refreshments.

presenting Chloe Bethany, Stefania Ford, Ellen Minch, Benjamin Rodriguez, Joseph Rosenberg,
Gabriel Slavitt, Yetunde Ogunfidodo, Kate Owens, Felicia Chen, Virginia Eckinger, Monica Foote,
Catherine Graham, Danielle Jackson, Zoe Kessler, Jonathan Watkins

6646 Vernon Ave (behind the daycare center)
University City, MO 63130
Entrance toward rear of parking lot.

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday, 13 February 2010



(Back from Japan! Big in Japan! Big in the Lou!)

(Her surname says it all!)

(A true "Beverly!" Attorney by day, Sarah Lawrence alumna by night!)

Anti-fashion show by Bridget will include live models sporting her foodstamp-print apparel and her famous tamales readily available for consumption.

Gender equilibrium will be achieved with evening performance by DAVE STONE NOISEY TIME WITH CHRIS SMENTKOWSKI AND DANNY MCCLAIN.

Exhibition runs through Sunday, February 28. Gallery hours Saturday 12-2 pm or by appointment, 314.313.0912.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Craft Alliance in the Loop: Friday, 12 March 2010

Articles of Dress
March 12 – May 9, 2010
FREE Opening Reception on Friday, March 12, 6-8pm
Gallery Hours Wednesday–Saturday, 12 noon–6 pm; Sunday, 12 noon–5 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday

The exhibition, which runs through May 9, features work by John Petrey, Susan Freda and Brenda Jones. The artists explore ideas of the female garment as sculptural art form. The unusual materials range from wire to steel and coffee filters. What is considered fashion and body covering becomes redefined as a canvas for social commentary, whimsical ideas and engaging surfaces.

On Saturday, March 13, 2 - 5pm, Craft Alliance on Delmar hosts a trunkshow in conjunction with the exhibition, featuring clothing from the Exquisite Corps collection by Michael Drummond.

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

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 26 February 2010

Crossing the Divide: Jesuits on the American Frontier
Opening reception Friday evening, February 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
In the Judith and Adam Aronson Gallery until June 27, 2010.

Crossing the Divide: Jesuits on the American Frontier contains extremely accurate documentation of the new world this group of Jesuits entered as they crossed cultural, linguistic, and religious divides. The exhibition displays dictionaries of Native-American languages; as well as extremely accurate maps and detailed journals. Of significant importance are the sketches and water colors of Nicholas Point, S.J., and the Moses Linton album, a chronicle of the work and travels of Pierre De Smet, S.J. This album is on display for the first time.

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

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Boots Contemporary Art Space: Friday, 19 February 2010

Boots Contemporary Art Space is pleased to announce the 2009/2010 International Artist in Residence, Wilhelm Neußer.

BIRDHOUSEINCATTREE February 19th – March 2010
Opening Reception February 19th 6:30pm -10:00pm

For his upcoming show at Boots, opening February 19th, 2010, Neußer embarks on an unusual expedition in the wild world of domesticated animals. With the notion of "bird house in cat tree" the artist presents the animal lover as architect, thereby revealing our desire to construct nature.

Boots Contemporary Art Space
2307 Cherokee St.
St Louis, MO 63118

Foundry Art Center: Friday, 5 March 2010

Contemporary Women Artists XV, Art as Activism
sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art (WCA)

The Contemporary Women Artists Exhibition is the oldest running exhibition in the St. Louis area that focuses on the wealth and breadth of work by women artists.

The exhibition was juried by artist Yolanda Lopez. The exhibition includes 55 pieces by 36 women artists from across the USA. The exhibition runs from Feb 12 – March 26. The opening reception is Friday, March 5 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. From 6:00pm-7:00pm, Lopez will give a juror's lecture walking viewers through the gallery.

The WCA-STL is also sponsoring a lecture by Lopez at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) in University City on Thurs, March 4 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Lopez will be talking about her artwork and her career. RAC is located in St. Louis' Delmar Loop at 6128 Delmar Blvd, across from the Pageant.

The Foundry
520 N Main Ctr
St. Charles

Schmidt Contemporary Art: Friday, 12 February 2010


FEBRUARY 12 - MARCH 20, 2010
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 12pm-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. (Gallery will be closed March 1 - 9, 2010)

615 North Grand Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Friday, 5 February 2010

February 5, 2010, 6-8 PM
Mark Newport: Self-Made Man Opening Reception (Free)
Laumeier Sculpture Park Museum Galleries

While there may be snow on the ground and falling from the sky Friday night, please join us for the opening reception of Mark Newport: Self-Made Man, which will include a performance by the artist. It's warm inside the galleries and besides, Laumeier looks spectacular covered in snow.

Laumeier Sculpture Park presents Mark Newport: Self-Made Man, an exhibition that explores the role of modern man and modern-day heroes. Newport's human-scale, hand-knit superhero costumes, photographs, video and embroidered comic book covers will be shown in the Park's indoor galleries.

Mark Newport will return to Laumeier on Saturday, April 3 for a gallery talk for the general public at 1 p.m. Knitters and the general public are welcome to join the artist at 2 p.m. for the Knit-In @ the Park event immediately following the April 3 gallery talk. Knit-In @ the Park will provide opportunities to knit with the artist, friends and new acquaintances among Laumeier's sculptures and landscape.

More at:

Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road
St. Louis, MO 63127

Governor French Academy Gallery: Friday, 5 February 2010

Join us for the opening reception of Art After Ours at The Governor French Academy Gallery in Belleville, Illinois on Friday, February 5th, 6-10pm. Featuring work by Craig Courtney, Katherine Cushwa, Jean Ducker, Courtney Henson, Jason Holler, Jenny Murphy, Kay Renner, Nicole Stevens, Bob Sullivan, and Jessica Witte.

As Gallery Assistants working at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, our position includes attending to the artwork and the public as visitors experience the space.

Although we enjoy the opportunity to view great works and examine the thoughts and perceptions of artists exhibited temporarily in our facility, most of us engage in personal artistic practices that extend after the time spent in the gallery. When our shift ends, our personal studio time begins.

The Governor French Academy Gallery
223 West Main St.
Belleville, Illinois 62220

Grafica Fine Arts: Friday, 26 March 2010

Preview and People’s Choice voting reception Friday March 26th, 2010 from 6-9 pm

Exhibit runs Friday, April 16th through Friday, May 14th 2010
Artists’ Reception Friday, April 16th from 6-9 pm

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

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 26 March 2010

Fantastic Logic, Speculative Models

Work by Amanda Hughen and Carin Mincemoyer
March 26 - April 30
Opening Reception Friday, March 26 6-10pm

Good Citizen presents "Fantastic Logic, Speculative Models". This exhibition will bring together the work of Amanda Hughen and Carin Mincemoyer. The work of both artists investigates the natural world in which we live, inventively translating their findings into works of art. Accompanying the exhibition will be a new billboard by Amanda Hughen.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Craft Alliance in the Loop: Friday, 5 February 2010

Craft Alliance Gallery in the Delmar Loop presents A Valentine's Reception
Join us for Champagne & Chocolates this Friday night!
Feb 5th from 5-8pm

This is part of our Valentines day Jewelry Trunkshow, featuring work from Roger Rimel, Betsy Carr & Philippa Roberts

6640 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130
314.725.1177 ext 322

Soulard Art Market: Friday, 12 Feb 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Jamaa, Swahili for family, recognizes the importance placed on community in African American culture. While many of us are used to celebrating black history in February, the goal of our show is to focus on what’s happening now. Jamaa will feature works from the area’s most talented artists in an effort to showcase this integral part of our city’s diverse community.

Come visit us for our Opening Reception, see the work of some great local artists, listen to the sounds of musical guest Raw Earth, and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery
2028 S. 12th Street

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 19 February 2010

Poetic Palette: Paintings by Ann Brown

February 19 - June 20, 2010
Opening reception: Friday, February 19; 5:30 p.m.
Please call 314.977.2666 for more information.

The Chapel: Friday, 5 February 2010

The Chapel presents "Red Muck"
Works on paper by Ken Wood

February 5 - April 9, 2010
Opening Reception Friday, February 5, 6-9pm
Gallery hours by appointment:

The Chapel is a not-for-profit music, theatre and art space located in a converted gothic structure behind Memorial Presbyterian Church, St Louis MO 63105 (across from Forest Park and next to Washington University, at 6238 Alexander Dr).

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 5 February 2010

Public Opening: 7-9 pm

Sharon Lockhart: Lunch Break
Contemporary artist Sharon Lockhart is well known for her films and photographs that often explore social subject matter. To create the works in Lunch Break, Lockhart spent one year in Bath, Maine, at the Bath Iron Works shipyard-a private sector US naval shipbuilding company-observing and engaging with workers during their daily routines. The resultant film installations and series of photographs focus on the activities of these workers during their time off from production.

Allison Smith: Needle Work
Allison Smith's work draws on "living history" museums, battlegrounds, and most recently the Internet to explore gendered conventions of craft, constructions of national identity, and experiences of violence. Needle Work centers on Smith's recreation of European and American gas masks from World War I and World War II, and includes staged photographs with the masks and images of the masks on silk parachutes printed by Washington University's Island Press.

Monday, February 01, 2010

RAC Gallery: Friday, 12 March 2010

All Hands on Deck presents the work of Thirteen Squared, a visual collaborative comprised of thirteen St. Louis-based female artists. Now in their fifth collaboration, the women of Thirteen Squared create art and organize exhibitions and sales to assist local arts organizations. Together, these award-winning artists completed an arts project inspired by the idea of a deck of playing cards. Dealt a hand of four cards per person, the artists then created four artworks apiece. All Hands on Deck features the 52 resulting works, each of which represents a specific card.

Also that night will be Celebrate, Again! 2010, a charity art sale featuring 125 works donated by local women artists, all priced at $50.

Cynthia Berg, Elizabeth Concannon, Susan Dietz-Schmidt, M.J. Goerke, Jane Isenberg, Ellen Klamon, Ruth Kolker, Nancy Kurten, Emily Long, Marceline Saphian, Ida Steinberg, Harriet Thomas and Kay Wood

Exhibition runs Friday, March 12 through Sunday, May 2, 2010
Opening Reception Friday, March 12, 2010 6 to 8 pm
Gallery talk Thursday, April 15, 2010. Reception 5:30 pm., Talk 6 pm
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