Friday, April 30, 2010

Adam Foster Fine Art Jewelry: Friday, 30 April 2010

Deborrah Daher solo show opens tonight at Adam Foster Fine Art Jewelry, on Central Avenue in Clayton, between Maryland and Forsyth. The reception is from 6 - 9 PM.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Boots Contemporary Art Space: Friday, 7 May 2010

Boots Contemporary Art Space is proud to present our annual exhibition
Slinger 3 May 7th – June 5th

Opening reception May 7th 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Performance by Larry Krone with special guest FRAN starts at 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Using the "Slinger" dish as a STL cultural metaphor, Slinger 3 is a group exhibition that explores the current temperature of the St. Louis visual landscape. Artists: Larry Krone, Sandra Marchewa, Karin Hodgin Jones, Rj Messineo, Josh Meyer, David Johnson

Gallery Hours Wednesdays + Saturdays 12 - 5 pm Other times by appointment

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

Riverside Gallery: Friday,30 April 2010

Please join us for the opening reception of our latest exhibition of photographs on Friday, April 30th, 7:00p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sip some wine, nibble on hors d'oeuvres, and enjoy the art!

The Meramec Photo Club Presents...
Featuring photographs by amateur, student and professional photographers.
Exhibit Dates: April 30 - May 30, 2010

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

Norton's Fine Art & Framing: Thursday-Friday, 29-30 April 2010

This Thursday & Friday

Thursday, April 29th: 4 - 9pm - Art Showing & Benefit for the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra - 1 Day Only
Wine & hors d’oeuvres - Live music provided by the SLSYO

A one day Art Show to benefit the SLSYO trip to NYC in June, 2010. 20% of the proceeds of the art and subsequent framing will support this trip. Picasso, Max, Miro, Chagall, Calder, Klee, King, Haring, Erte, Soyer, Toulouse-Lautrec, many others

Friday, April 30th: 5 - 8pm - Opening Night of Forest Park 365

In 2009, for 365 days, Edward Crim chronicled, photographed and blogged about Forest Park ( Come enjoy the fruits of his observations and deliberations.

Throughout the evening:
- Readings by the artist, Edward Crim, from his yearlong blog on Forest Park
- Slide Show: selections from 68,492 photographs of Forest Park
- Drawings for:10 sets of autographed commemorative postcards, 1 for each month of the year, 12 different cards in each set.
- Drawings for 5 different 8 x 12 art photos
- Wine & Refreshments

The exhibit will be up through May 29th - It is Free and Open to the Public. Regular Hours: Tues - Sat: 10 - 6.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Art Dimensions Gallery: Friday, 30 April - 1 May 2010

Spring Group Show Opening Reception this weekend, Friday and Saturday nights, 7-11 pm

For more information and a list of artists in the exhibit, visit

2720 Cherokee Street 63118

Friday, April 23, 2010

Kirkwood Art at the Station: Thursday, 6 May 2010

Please join us for the opening reception of photography by Bill Burckhalter and Diana Linsley at the Kirkwood Train Station.

Opening Thursday, May 6 from 5:30-7:00pm.
The show runs from May 3 to 31, 2010.

Art At The Station exhibits are sponsored by your Kirkwood Area Arts Council and are free and open to all. Donations are appreciated and help us bring the arts to our community.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rue Lafyetter: Saturday, 24 April 2010


Brett Gregory Steen opening at Rue Lafayette. Greeting cards, 3D photography (layered really), poster prints, wedding samples, Fashion Models, Many older works which include pieces never displayed in 35mm and my new digital art using light sources such as fire and glow sticks.

Rue Lafayette
2026 Lafayette
Lafayette Ave
St. Louis, MO 63104

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 23 April 2010

No Vacancy features works by the senior Printmaking/Drawing students. The exhibition is on view April 23-24, and the opening reception takes place from 6-9p on April 23. Saturday hours, 1-5pm.

6-9 pm Friday April 23rd

Featuring the work of Matt Barker, Judit Bognar, Lindsay Deifik, Mary Ellsworth, Cary Euwer, Nick Francel, Katie Ford, Jenie Gao, Trisha Gupta, Derrick Jensen, Laura Mart, Jonathan Monroe-Cook, Eleanor Ryburn, Annie Stephens, Kim Wardenberg, John Witty.

Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Ave

Three Sinks Gallery: Friday, 30 April 2010

Firmin Puricelli's jazz-inspired paintings.
Friday April 30, Doors open at 7:00

7:30 - 10:00 pm, Jim Hegarty Trio
Jim Hegarty, Fender Rhodes and Moog synthesizer
Willem von Hombracht, bass
Kyle Honeycutt, drums

Free jazz - with a touch of wha-wha pedal - meets post-bop cool when Willem von Hombracht, bass, and Kyle Honeycutt, drums, join Jim Hegarty (Fender Rhodes and Moog synth) for two sets of innovative interpretations of jazz tunes and originals. Admission is free.

Three Sinks Gallery
8715 Big Bend
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 24 April 2010

White Flag Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of video and photographs by Greg Stimac
Free opening reception this Saturday evening April 24, 7–10 pm

Greg Stimac's photography is deeply engaged with the residues of the broad American continent and its myths. Operating in the tradition of the road narrative, Stimac traverses the country documenting what's found at the periphery of each journey as often as what's to be found at his destination. For one untitled series (annotated only by the cities at his departure and arrival), Stimac attaches small sheets of Plexiglas to his car in order to render constellation-like scans of the dead bugs and detritus he passes through, underscoring the small-scale grit and carnage intrinsic to each trip. Similarly, in his photographic series Bottle of Piss the artist's emphasis is on the margins, focusing on containers of bodily waste littering the roadside rather than the bucolic vistas behind them. The exhibition also includes Stimac's three channel color video Untitled (White Mustangs), in which the car horns of three identical Ford Mustangs are strained to the point of collapse, their initial chorus fading as each vehicle stutters and recedes into separate and distinct death rattles. When taken together with his photographs of Old West hideouts and inanimate buffalo surrogates, Stimac's art distills what continues to resonate in both the pathos and potential of a desiccated American mythology.

Opening reception sponsored in part by Schlafly Beer.

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

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Flax Gallery: Friday-Saturday, 4-5 June 2010

(This blog does not encourage the charging of a fee to see work, but lists events so viewers can decide if they wish to go.)

ArtDimensions Gallery Presents
Large and Still in Charge
A Flax Exhibition of Works Over 4’

Two Night Opening Reception, Friday June 4, 2010 & Saturday June 5, 2010, 7 – 11 pm

The Flax Gallery is a concept gallery which celebrates women in the arts. All artwork will be by or about women and exceed 4 feet in either dimension. “Large and Still In Charge” is a sequel exhibition to the exhibit last year titled “Large and in Charge”.

Friday, June 4 doors open at 7pm, enjoy live music on the first floor, and Large and Still In Charge on the second floor. There will be performances by Slightly Askew Theater Ensemble throughout the event. The gallery will be open Saturday June 5th from noon – 4pm for free gallery hours. Saturday, June 4 doors open at 7pm, enjoy live music on the first floor, and Large and Still In Charge on the second floor. There will be performances by Slightly Askew Theater Ensemble throughout the event.

There will be a 7 dollar suggested donation at the door both evenings. If you choose to purchase art while at the reception, your seven dollar donation will go towards the purchase price of the artwork.

Large and Still in Charge closes Saturday June 26th, 2010.

ArtDimensions’ Gallery will be open during gallery hours from June 5-26, Friday & Saturdays, noon-4pm, and during all Loyal Family Events throughout the month of June or by appointment.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Opening Reception: April 23, 2010, 6–10 p.m.
music by DJ Chilly C
Exhibition on view Saturday, April 24 & Saturday, May 1, Noon–4 p.m.

Seen more frequently in the past, the phrase "This page intentionally left blank" sometimes still appears on official or published documents. Consequently, one is usually struck with a natural curiosity about this phrase and it's purpose.

In the exhibition, This Page Intentionally Left Blank, the new work of Jeremy Rabus, Amy VanDonsel and Bryan Walsh will address and investigate the visual and psychological effects of the appearance of this phrase on some printed materials.

This Page Intentionally Left Blank features new work by Jeremy Rabus,
Amy VanDonsel and Bryan Walsh.
2646 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mark Lemp Footwear: Friday, 14 May 2010

SYNTHESIS: THE EXHIBITION will be opening on FRIDAY MAY 14TH from 7:00PM until 10:00PM.

The word SYNTHESIS means to combine two or more entities to form something new. SYNTHESIS: The Exhibition is the culminating venture of eleven local artists who are coming together to create a gallery-quality space utilizing a non-traditional venue for the public display of art. SYNTHESIS represents the cooperation and the dedication of these artists to convert over 3,000 square feet of empty warehouse space into a fitting display of fine art. SYNTHESIS is cohesive through the exhibition of each artist’s THESIS work. All SYNTHESIS participants are emerging artists, receiving graduate degrees in the Fine Arts from Fontbonne University in St. Louis. Although it is required for the students host a thesis show, the artists of SYNTHESIS volunteered themselves to host an off-campus show of magnitude.

Featured artists include Bo Kim, Naxin Fan, Wanda Cummings, Min-Chih Kao, Chung Hsiu Wang, Lynn Robey, Fo Kwan Yam, and JJ Malone II. The main organizers of SYNTHESIS as well as participating artists are Jami ‘Desy’ Schoenewies, Mark Oakley and Elizabeth M. Willey. On display will be works ranging from painting, drawing, encaustic, collage and other multimedia, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, installations, and more. Individual styles and themes range from traditional classical approaches to contemporary aesthetics described anywhere from the literal to the ambiguous, from esoteric to the poetic. Works on display will be on sale and refreshments including wine will be served. This event is open to the public.

SYNTHESIS will take place in the Mark Lemp Footwear building, located at 1270 North Price Road in Olivette, MO 63132. A special thanks to Jack Mosinger and Mark Lemp Footwear for their many contributions for this event. Following the opening reception, SYNTHESIS will remain on display until June 4th, 2010. Gallery open hours and/or appointment times will be posted on the SYNTHESIS blog.

Directions to SYNTHESIS:
Take Hwy. 170 to Olive Blvd. Go west on Olive for one quarter mile to Price Rd. Turn RIGHT at Price Road, follow Price to the end, 1/2 mile. Mark Lemp Footwear will be on the RIGHT side.

Mark Lemp Footwear
1270 North Price
Olivette, MO 63132

Friday, April 16, 2010

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 16 April 2010

April 16, 2010 - April 17, 2010
Opening Reception: 6-9p, April 16
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.
Saturday hours, 1-5 pm.

Fake It Till You Make It is an exhibition of work by senior Painting students. Join us for the opening reception, from 6-9p on Friday, April 16. The following seniors are presenting work in the exhibition: Emily Hishta, Wendy Leitner, Julia Li, Zak Marmalefsky, Christy Nigh, Hope Rathnam, Taryn Riley, Diana Slider, Allison Tarics, Emmy Thelander, Amy Trummer, Ashley Turner, Elizabeth Walworth, and Christopher Willcox.

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 23 April 2010

Webster University's 2010 Bachelor of Arts candidates would like to invite you to the presentation of their final work on April 23rd, from 6-8 p.m. in the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery.

Live music will be performed by the Nancy Boys and Rachel Brandt. Food and refreshments
will be provided through generous donations.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday 15 May 2010

THEASTER GATES: Dry Bones and Other Parables from the North
May 15 – June 5, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 15, from 6 to 9 pm

In conjunction with its current exhibition Urban Alchemy/Gordon Matta-Clark, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts has organized three artist-drive projects, one of which concludes with an exhibition that will be on view within the Bruno David Gallery. Theaster Gates will exhibit “Dry Bones and Other Parables from the North,” featuring a series of installations richly influenced by the Book of Ezekiel that address the future of the Hyde Park neighborhood of St. Louis. A fully illustrated color catalogue will accompany the exhibition. This series of installations will be the culmination of Gates’ work with students from Holy Trinity Elementary School in the Hyde Park neighborhood of St. Louis as part of the Urban Expression project, led by the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, in collaboration with Succeeding with Reading by ACCESS Academies and Boots Contemporary Art Space.

In conjunction with Succeeding with Reading, Stewart Halperin, Janie Ibur and Juan William Chávez guided students from Holy Trinity Elementary School in explorations of their daily lives through photography, writing and drawing. These workshops were in preparation for the project with Gates, who worked with the students to activate empty spaces, organize a town hall meeting, and create works of art responding to the neighborhood.

In this exhibition, Gates responds with his own artwork to Hyde Park residents’ thoughts and desires. These residents formulated a neighborhood “Master Plan” with the help of Juan William Chávez (the project’s curator) and Cujawa Architecture. Gates’ project brings to the forefront the current state of cultural, spiritual, and familial life in the Hyde Park community while visualizing some of the residents’ hopes for upcoming years. These installations at the Bruno David Gallery will spark new conversations regarding the present and future of this historic St. Louis neighborhood.

This exhibition is part of a programming series from The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts entitled Transformation, which is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Urban Alchemy/Gordon Matta-Clark. The projects in this series will culminate in the Transformation Project Walk on May 15, 2010 from 3pm to 7 pm at various project sites. For information on these projects with The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, visit


Urban Eats Café and Gallery: Sunday, 25 April 2010

"Sign Language" show at Urban Eats
Event: Sunday, April 25 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Signs are usually intended to catch the eye; these are photographs of some that have caught local photographer Hilary Hitchcock's eye.

The show is hanging throughout April at Urban Eats on Meramec in south St. Louis; meet-the-artist event (details below) is free and open to the public. Food and drink available for purchase at Urban Eats.

Urban Eats Cafe/Urban Arts Collective
3301 Meramec (at Virginia)
St Louis, MO 63118

Design Within Reach: Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Please join us next Wednesday, April 21st at the Design Within Reach Showroom, for a perfect combination of iconic, modernist furniture paired with Ken Konchel's abstract architectural photographs. See how perfect the two elements work for your home or office, while enjoying complementary refreshments.

The Opening takes place from 6 to 8pm. and the exhibit continues through May 31st.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday. 16 April 2010

AT THE GALLERY: APRIL 16 - MAY 18, 6-10 pm

Swarm: Thought Patterns. Collage by Stefanie Jacobson Kirkland investigates swarm patterns in nature and their beauty. "This idea stems from the notion that as an individual we can stand out, but ultimately the power lies within the group. Even though swarms may appear frightening when they're made insects, there is natural beauty in their patterns and movement," Kirkland explains.

Craft Alliance Grand Center: Friday, 23 April 2010

Perceiving Sensibility
FREE Opening Reception on Friday, April 23, 6-8pm

Each year, in its ongoing commitment to support emerging artists in the St. Louis community, Craft Alliance (CA) invites MFA (Master of Fine Arts) students from area universities to submit a proposal for a month-long exhibition in its Grand Center gallery in the Kranzberg Arts Center. The proposed exhibition must present a site-specific installation in contemporary craft materials. Washington University St. Louis MFA candidate Carlie Trosclair has been selected for this year’s exhibition, titled Perceiving Sensibility, which opens on Friday, April 23.

In Perceiving Sensibility, Trosclair explores our relationship with man-made structures and the effect of time on these structures. By using fabric, light, color and movement, her installation seems to be in a constant state of change, revealing multiple layers of architectural skin with each transformation. These transitional stages allude to the passing of time and the beauty of decay. At the same time, they provide the viewer the elements to create the narrative of the piece based on their perception of the structure’s past, present, and future states of being.

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

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 534-7528

Craft Alliance in the Loop: Friday, 30 April 2010

Craft Alliance is pleased to announce the opening of the Crafting-A-Future Student Exhibition from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 30, in the Charak Gallery. Crafting-A-Future (CAF) is a multi-year mentoring program that provides talented, underserved high school students throughout the St. Louis metro area with in-depth arts education. Ninth through 12th grade students work closely with local artists in Craft Alliance’s jewelry/metalsmithing, fiber, clay, wood and graphics studios to develop a body of work. CAF nurtures students in their pursuit of an art education beyond what is offered in high school programs by exposing them to contemporary craft exhibitions, materials and techniques, and encouraging and supporting them through the college application process. This includes assistance with portfolio development. Last year, Craft Alliance was thrilled to learn that 13 of the 16 graduating students received multiple college scholarships directly linked to their participation in the CAF program.

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

Grafica Fine Arts: Friday, 16 April 2010

Join us this Friday April 16th from 6-9 pm for our “Do Over” Artists’ Reception.

Sixty-eight adult student artists are represented -- each of them a current student of Annie Smith Piffel. The diversity of styles, subject matter and approaches make this an interesting and fun exhibit to take in.

Grafica Fine Arts
7884 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pius XII Memorial Library: Thursday, 15 April 2010

Art Exhibit and Live Performance presented by Peter & Paul Community Services' community collabARTive

From April 12 through May 28, see community arts in action as Peter & Paul Community Services and Art at Pius present "Finding Grace: A Ten Year Retrospective", a collection of visual art and the written word produced by the community collabARTive of Peter and Paul Community Services.

An opening reception will be held April 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on the second floor of Pius XII Library on the St. Louis University campus. Featured at the reception will be a live performance of "Footnotes: From the Margins", a performance piece of cutting-edge observations and emotional insights by men who once lived on the streets and in the shelters of St. Louis. Refreshments will be served and the event is free to everyone.

Pius XII Library, Level 2 Gallery
St. Louis University
3850 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Friday, April 09, 2010

Belas Artes: Saturday, 10 April 2010

(This blog does not encourage the charging of a fee to see work, but lists events so viewers can decide if they wish to go.)

Belas Artes invites you to the closing reception and art sale for Gratitude
Saturday, April 10, 2010 From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Drinks, appetizers and a musical performance by The St. Louis Classical Guitar Society. Plus 20% discount on artworks sold

Suggested donation: $15

Matias is a self-taught Brazilian award winner artist whose work has been shown around the world in over 57 exhibitions. In his paintings, Matias uses an infinite number of details, bright colors and beauty that reflect the Brazilian culture.

Belas Artes
1854 Russell Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63104

Thursday, April 08, 2010

May Gallery: Friday, 9 April 2010

Annual Juried Exhibition

Sarah Rusnak© Sarah Rusnak

2-30 April 2010

Reception and awards presentation
Friday, 9 April, 5-7 pm

Jurors: Robin Hirsch and Ken Konchel

photographs of the gallery installation are here
(gallery created with Adobe Bridge CS5)

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.

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 9 April 2010

The Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts
Student Exhibition: Senior Sculpture BFA Exhibition

Chloe M Bethany, Stefania Ford, Ellen Minch, Yetunde Ogunfidodo, Kate Owens, Benjamin Rodriguez, Joseph Rosenberg, Gabriel Slavitt

April 9, 2010 - April 10, 2010
Opening Reception: 6-9p, April 9
Saturday hours 1-5pm

Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Avenue

Luminary/Center for the Arts: Saturday, 1 May 2010

May 1, 2010 – June 26, 2010

The Luminary | Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the international group exhibition Cause + Time with a free opening reception on Saturday, May 1st from 6-9pm. Cause + Time brings together five artists working in generative, time-based work that evolves over time in response to environmental factors, audience interaction and data processing. Cause + Time is the second exhibition in our 2010 Answer Factory series focusing on how information is shaping our contemporary culture. The artists included are working in a wide range of media, from sculpture to evolving aesthetic interfaces, each linked by the idea that the artist is the initiator of an interaction that evolves rather than the creator of a stable, unchanging work.

Eric Souther’s aesthetic interfaces investigate the liminal area where technology and the body meet. In Dataform, a deluge of information derived from social media networks is projected in the outline of one’s body when the participant chooses to interact with the piece. Likewise, David Bowen’s Infrared Drawing Device
creates a charcoal drawing based on a participant’s movements, leaving behind a trace of each participant’s interaction in a static work. Arnold Wedemeyer’s still lifes are more concerned with art history, animating traditional still lifes into dynamic ecosystems strife with decay. Andrew Cozzens will be presenting a series of sculptural objects that poetically intertwine industrial materials with organic elements that must be tended to daily in order to grow. Similarly, The Luminary’s Director of Public Programming, Brea McAnally, will be coordinating a public moss-painting project in conjunction with the exhibition that uses moss paste to create a living mural on city buildings that will continue growing long after the closing reception.

The Luminary will be opening its newly-renovate installation space in conjunction with the exhibition. Manda Remmen will be transforming the 500 sq/ft former chapel into an immaterial barn structure constructed of silk and latex casts, creating a space for contemplation on the common fate of aging structures to be torn down and replaced with prefabricated buildings.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, May 1st from 6-9pm and the exhibition will remain on view Wednesday-Saturday from 12-6pm each week through June 26th.


PSTL Gallery: Friday, 30 April 2010

Please join us for the OPENING RECEPTION Friday, April 30, 6pm-9pm
Eden Harris: Out of the Woods
April 30-June 5, 2010
Gallery hours: 10:30am through 5pm, Tuesday-Saturday

In her work, Eden Harris creates pieces that express the essence of objects that she is drawn to. She is inspired primarily by childhood memories of rural midwestern landscapes, combined with her current interest in older architectural elements of the urban environment.

The stencil-cut paper pieces shown in “Out of the Woods” were inspired by the structure of a decayed hornet’s nest found many years ago. The appeal of the nest lies in the inherent beauty of its structural form, as well as the poignancy of its ever-changing condition.

PSTL Gallery
3842 Washington Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Craft Alliance Grand Center: Friday, 27 August 2010

Elizabeth Keithline: Smarter/Faster/Higher
Curated by Luanne Rimel and Stefanie Kirkland

August 27, 2010 – January, 2011
FREE Opening Reception on Friday, August 27, 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12noon – 6pm; Sunday, 12noon – 5pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday

The exhibition features work by Elizabeth Keithline and explores the tension between the natural world and the world of technology. In Smarter/Faster/Higher, Keithline activates the Craft Alliance gallery space by drawing the viewer into a current of figures traversing the space. The exhibition consists of multiple woven wire human figures that cross the Gallery from south to north. Crawling from a group of wire trees on one side, they slowly begin to walk, then run, then stretch to ascend the opposite wall. On that wall, the same group of trees is arrayed, but this time as drawn by a Drawbot, a machine that has produced an exact replica of the trees on the south wall. This trip across the gallery symbolizes mankind’s evolution, particularly as it relates to our use of technology. It poses the questions, “As it increases our mental capacity, does technology make us better?” and “Will our relationship to nature change as technology changes us?” Viewers will be able to walk among the figures, fully engaging in the installation. They will experience separate ‘shadow installations’ on the walls, columns and floor of the gallery.

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 534-7528

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Turner Center for the Arts: Friday, 9 April 2010

Friday, April 9th from 5 pm - 8 pm
Live music and free hors d'oeuvres.

Come and see one of our most prolific participant's creations. Melelani Perry, an artist with Down Syndrome, uses recycled materials from home to create intricate, colorful, sometimes spiritual, sometimes fantastical, always smile inducing collage pieces. Melelani is influenced by her faith and finds great meaning and sanctity in "Om." She meditates with her family, and she regularly uses text and symbols from mantras they recite. By using pastel colors Mele creates space between elements of her collages. But, look closely and you'll find lots of tiny and interesting details. Her work is highly frenetic, with brightly colored patterns and shapes creating a sense of movement and direction.

Turner Center for the Arts
3109 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood, MO 63143

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Gallery 210: Thursday, 8 April 2010

Gallery 210 is proud to present the 2010 edition Parental Advisory Exhibit, a collection of outstanding art works featuring students from the Art and Art History BFA at the University of Missouri Saint Louis. The exhibition will be held from April 8th until April 24th, 2010.

Parental Advisory has become one of the most popular exhibitions of Gallery 210 exhibition season and appealed to audiences with its variety and quality of the art works.

Selected by the Studio Art faculty in the Art and Art History Department, the exhibition features photography, graphic design, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and painting.

The show's curator Tessa Englemann both worked tirelessly with the various studio art sections and to organize the 2010 Parental Advisory exhibition.

There is a reception for the artists on April 8, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. 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.

Gallery 210 is on the University of Missouri-St. Louis at 44 East Drive, TCC between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and Touhill Performing Arts Center. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 Am to 5:00 PM.
Phone: 314.516.5976
For parking locations, directions, and campus map please visit

Open Lot: Friday, 9 April 2010

Please join us Friday, April 9th 2010 from 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception of
Fist Fighting Panthers with the Birds Who Couldn't Talk
an exhibition of artworks by Kristin Bartel.

“Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. It is possible to predict something, calculate equations that describe it and still not know what it is that we are saying.”

Werner Heisenberg, Across The Frontiers

Open Lot
1310 South 18th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104

Soulard Art Market: Friday, 9 April 2010

Second Chance

Opening Reception (public invited): Friday, April 9, 2010 - 7 to 10 pm
Exhibition: Through Saturday, May 1, 2010. Refreshments will be provided, featuring Schlafly beer.

This exhibition will address the artist's role in creating work from within our own environment without adding to the footprint. Artists were required to submit artwork that was created using materials that were either reused, recycled or found. Even the framing had to meet these criteria! Come see how the most creative minds in the city met this challenge and turned unwanted junk into fantastic works of art.

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery
2028 S. 12th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Corner of 12th and Russell, across from McGurk’s Pub

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 9 April 2010

Jess Sass and Colin Shaw
Closing Reception- Friday, April 9th, 7pm to 11PM

Friday, April 9th will be your last chance to see Jeff Sass and me with our work at Concrete Ocean Art Gallery! Come on down and take a look at all our hard work -have a celebratory drink with us!

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery
2257 South Jefferson
St. Louis, MO

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Urban Eats Café and Gallery: Sunday, 18 April 2010

"Natural Impressions" by Naomi Silver on view at Urban Eats Café and Gallery from April 2-30. Opening April 18, from 11-1.

Come feed your soul with Naomi's newest show while you feed your stomach with some of the great offerings at Urban Eats cafe. Her spontaneously-created works are truly impressionist renderings of the natural world. What makes her style so unusual is the richness of the textures and colors, which bring energy and movement to her work.

Urban Eats Cafe and Gallery:

For more about Naomi's art:

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 16 April 2010

Mad Art Gallery proudly presents Americana Obscura, an MFA Thesis Exhibition by Amanda Pfister and Nick Ramey. This exhibit opens on Friday, April 16, 2010, with a free opening reception from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Amanda Pfister is a third-year graduate student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville completing her Master of Fine Arts in studio art with an emphasis in photography. Her current work is a continuation of her exploration into the transition of urban buildings from places of economic activity to symbols of economic collapse.

Nick Ramey is a ceramic artist and sculptor in the process of completing an MFA degree at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. His current work is a series of self portraits. It is the journey of life and the process of growing up that most influences this work. Nick uses clay as the primary medium in this work but also includes many mixed media elements, including found objects, which he believes will hopefully trigger a memory or a sense of the past within the individual viewer. Most importantly, Nick wants his sculptures to tell a story, one that might be different for each viewer, depending on their own personal history and life experiences.

Fort Gondo & Good Citizen Galleries: Saturday, 8 May 2010

May 8th 2010 - June 6th 2010
Opening reception May 8th 6-10PM

Featuring work by Lily Cox-Richard, Lori Larusso, Caleb Cole.
Curated by Marie Heilich.

The Santo Foundation is pleased to present Marks of Absence; a three artist, dual venue exhibition that investigates our perception of absence and renders lack a subject in itself. Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts will feature both a sculpture series by Lily Cox-Richard and the shaped panel acrylic paintings of Lori Larusso. With regard to the viewer’s awareness of absence, the third artist’s work will be shown at the separate but nearby location, Good Citizen Gallery. There, Caleb Cole will be exhibiting his series of photographs titled Other People’s Clothes. The opening reception for Marks of Absence will take place at both Fort Gondo and Good Citizen on Saturday, May 8th, 6-10PM and will be on display through June 6th.

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts
3151 Cherokee
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63104

Friday, April 02, 2010

Satori: Saturday, 1 May 2010

ANNONYArts - Artists Reception

Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Satori - an artists space
3003 Locust Street
St. Louis, MISSOURI 63103

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Sunday, 3 April 2010

All are invited to the St. Louis Artists' Guild, Saturday, April 3, 1-3 p.m. for the Opening Reception of Young Artists' Showcase 2010 and, in the Moi Solo Gallery, The Beauty of Order: Andromeda in Eros² New Works by Kathleen Ahner.

Young Artists' Showcase is an all media exhibition of local high school students' artwork. The exhibition will showcase artwork by students between the ages 15 to 19 living within 150 miles of the St. Louis Artists' Guild. The Young Artists' Showcase encourages and supports the artistic talents and creativity of a wide segment of young, emerging artists in the St. Louis community; many of whom will experience their first opportunity to exhibit in a professional gallery space. The winning artist will receive a $500 scholarship prize from Emerson, while others will receive cash and merchandise awards from the restricted Guild Prize Endowment Fund. Juror: Ron Thomas

The Moi Solo Gallery hosts the The Beauty of Order: Andromeda in Eros2, a solo exhibit by Kathleen Ahner. Developed much as a woven tapestry, the images and poetry of The Beauty of Order: Andromeda in Eros2 marry as warp and weft of a single body. Neither an illustrated narrative poem nor a series of annotated etchings, the two forms marry as equal partners, ebbing and flowing, mysteriously forming a genetically distinct archetypal body; and as in any other marriage, subject to the themes of union common to us all: darkness, light, freedom, loss. The archetype of the human heart mirrors that of the cosmos: poem and print speak in one voice.

Gallery Hours: Noon–4 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday

St. Louis Artists' Guild
Two Oak Knoll Park
Clayton, MO 63105

William Shearburn: Saturday, 3 April 2010

Philadelphia Wireman, Yellow Tape Dispenser, c. 1975, Wire and mixed media, 13.5x9x5 inches
The Philadelphia Wireman sculptures were found abandoned on a side street in Philadelphia on trash night in 1982. These sculptures—all intricately bound together with tightly-wound heavy-gauge wire—include a wide variety of found objects, including bits of plastic, glass, leather, batteries, eyeglasses, food packaging, umbrella parts, nails, aluminum foil, and children’s toys. Over a thousand of these small-scale sculptures were discovered at once and while it is presumed that these works must have been discarded upon their maker’s death, the Philadelphia Wireman’s name, age, ethnicity, and even gender remain uncertain. Over 30 sculptures will be included in this exhibition.

4735 McPherson Avenue; St. Louis, Missouri 63108 USA ~ 314-367-8020

Marbles Gallery: Saturday, 3 April 2010

Don't miss this lovely exhibit of Bulgarian-American art opening Sat, April 3 from 7-9 p.m. at Marbles. Galina Todorova will show her paintings and those of twelve Bulgarian artists from her Artists'Fellowship "26-5" of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Her figurative abstract paintings have a special European feeling with Asian influence.

Opening Night: Saturday, April 3 from 7-9 p.m. Free and open to the public. Violin music performed by Lyudmilla Kaymakanova & Megan Maddaleno.
Gallery Talk & Conversations with Galina Todorova: on Friday, April 30 from 7-9 p.m.

Through her art, Galina Todorova makes "…connections between Time, Material & Spirit – Life, Love & Light, all unfolding at the present moment…" Galina dedicates her paintings to the necessity of a strong connection between the human body and soul. Many of her artists-friends accepted Galina's invitation to participate in this show with smaller works presenting an opportunity to bring together two different countries – big and small, young and old – the USA and Bulgaria.

Galina Todorova created the main series of eight paintings on unprimed canvases with acrylic paint and hung them as scrolls conveying the idea of Creation UNFOLDING in our beings. The type of scroll, used for display suggests a strong influence from Asian culture in addition to her Christian origin. Her paintings communicate a message of life as a holy experience translated to the language of visual art.

Another reason for the name UNFOLDING – she kept the unprimed canvasses folded in order to save space in the small place where she worked. Galina's paintings are not completely abstract, although done with loose brushstrokes; human figures, trees, planets and birds can be seen in many of the works. For her eleven free hand paintings, she chose bright colors and expressive brush work. She uses the universal symbol of a circle in many of the pieces; other figures are the male and female bodies, tree and birds.

Marbles Yoga Studio and Art Gallery
1905 Park Avenue in Lafayette Square (just east of Mississippi)

Hoffman Lachance Contemporary: Friday, 2 April 2010

Please join us tonight at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary for the opening reception of
'Gates and Ways'
New paintings from Michael Wille
6pm - 10pm

My paintings combine architectural remnants of particular cities gathered during brief encounters. Whether utilizing a common roof tile from Rome, South African domestic gates, baseball stadiums, or Philadelphia row houses, the references from these locations become transformed within abstract painting. The exhibition Gates and Ways includes paintings and prints derived from stays in Cleveland as well as the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Reflecting on the socialization process of living in a new city, I consider my work to be analogous to this ever-evolving sociological experience. The initial read of each painting is heightened by the amount of time a viewer pays attention. The subtlety in the surface forces the viewer to decelerate and contemplate the lived experience of a painting.

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Boulevard
Maplewood 63143

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 24 April 2010

"Greg Stimac" exhibition opening
SATURDAY APRIL 24, 7 – 10 pm

A first-generation American, Greg Stimac's photography is deeply engaged with the residues of the broad American continent and its myths. Operating in the tradition of the road narrative, Stimac traverses the country documenting what's found at the periphery of each journey as often as what's to be found at his destination. For one untitled series (annotated only by the cities at his departure and arrival), Stimac attaches small sheets of Plexiglas to his car in order to render constellation-like scans of the dead bugs and detritus he passes through, underscoring the small-scale grit and carnage intrinsic to each trip. Similarly, in his photographic series Bottle of Piss the artist's emphasis is on the margins, focusing on containers of bodily waste littering the roadside rather than the bucolic vistas behind them. The exhibition also includes Stimac's three channel color video Untitled (White Mustangs), in which the car horns of three identical Ford Mustangs are strained to the point of collapse, their initial chorus fading as each vehicle stutters and recedes into separate and distinct death rattles. When taken together with his photographs of Old West hideouts and inanimate buffalo surrogates, Stimac's art distills what continues to resonate in both the pathos and potential of a desiccated American mythology.

4568 Manchester Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 16 April 2010

Please join us April 16th, 7-10 PM, for the opening reception of Basic Instincts, Paintings and Drawings by Marlene Lewis, at Concrete Ocean Gallery, 2257 S. Jefferson Avenue, 63104.

The majority of the work in the show will be the colorful female figures for which Lewis is known. “My passion lies in painting the human form and in discovering how I feel about it,” says Lewis, who adds that painting is always a process of discovery for her. The show also includes new ink drawings of nudes, dancers, and her animal friends.

Maplewood Arts Walk: Friday, 9 April 2010

Actors to Visual Artists... Designers to Sculptors... we have it all in Maplewood
Maplewood is home to everything from artist’s studios and galleries to performing arts and theater. Our core group of more than twenty businesses that calls themselves the Maplewood Arts District (see list below) represents actors, designers, musicians, photographers, sculptors and visual artists.

The Maplewood Arts District is working together to plan events that are open to the public and compliment the major arts events Maplewood already offers like Schlafly's Art Outside and the Special Business District's Let Them Eat Art.

Various locations.