Saturday, May 29, 2010

Framations: Saturday, 12 June 2010

Natalie Fleming and Sharon Hopper capture subtle moments in nature and life
Landscapes and Portraiture by regional artists

Framations Art Gallery is pleased to announce two new exhibits by regional artists Natalie Fleming and Sharon Hopper. These exhibits will open with a reception on June 12 from 1-4 pm. This reception as well as the exhibit, is free and open to the public. As a show of appreciation to their customers, Framations will offer free entries in a drawing for a gift certificate during the reception. The exhibit will continue through July 3, 2010.

In "Love it All - Tradition and Exploration with Natalie Fleming" the artist describes her life's passions through her brush. It is a wonderful occasion to see a true love for nature, from the smallest details in water and rock to the expanse of a mountain range handled with subtle watercolor tones and wonderful knowledge of color.

"Hopper Portrait and Fine Art: Saving Memories one Portrait at a Time" explores the tradition of portraits, both posed and in motion. Hopper's oil portraits and figurative paintings are traditional, simple and straight forward. There are no hidden agendas, deep meaning or abstraction. Whether it is a portrait or fine art piece, the intention is for the presentation to give just enough information so the viewer can create their own dialogue.

Chesterfield Arts: Friday, 18 June 2010

Chesterfield Arts will feature Dawson Morgan in Illuminated Forms this June 18 through August 14. Morgan’s one-of-a-kind ceramic works focus on the interplay of light and shadow on luminescent, organic forms. From large bowls to votives and more sculptural pieces, her soft white glazes contrast with smoked works completed in a pit-fire process.

See the exhibit and meet the artist at the FREE opening reception on Friday, June 18 from 6 to 9pm at Chesterfield Arts. (exhibit runs through August 14)

“I have a great appreciation for beauty found in natural color and texture, and I relish the nuances that add depth and interest to my work,” states Morgan. This appreciation translates into an emphasis on form with inspiration from the everyday surroundings of Missouri’s rivers, farms and vineyards. Morgan even incorporates natural leaves, twigs and other materials into some of her pottery.

The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts
444 Chesterfield Center
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Conveniently located next to Chesterfield Mall

Kirkwood Art at the Station: Thursday, 3 June 2010

Art At The Station's next exhibit with Lisa Chamber, photography. The show runs from June 1 to July 5, opening on Thursday, June 3 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 29 May 2010

The Vino Gallery Presents "Abstraction"
May 29th,2010-July 24th,2010

Join us this this Saturday, May the 29th at The Vino Gallery for the opening of "Abstraction". We will have a complimentary wine tasting all day long(11am-9pm) and a reception from 5pm-9pm where you can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and meet the artists. Our featured artists are: Scott Clark, Julie Heller, Omer Huremovic, Greg Kluempers, Brother Mel Meyer SM, Bob Rickert, Lauren Stumpf, Robert Treece, and Brother Brian Zampier SM. At The Vino Gallery, we offer fine art from emerging and established local artists, in a variety of mediums at an obtainable price. Let us share our passion for wine and art with you!

The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO

STLCC Florissant Valley Art Gallery: Thursday, 10 June 2010

Life Blood Exhibit
invitational group show organized by Jennifer Weigel

June 7 - July 1, 2010
reception: Thursday, June 10, 6 - 8 PM

STLCC-Florissant-Valley Art Gallery
3400 Pershall Rd.
Florissant, MO

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 4 June 2010

Opening Friday, June 4, 2010
Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres from 5 - 7 p.m.

Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
Wallace Herndon Smith
June 4 - August 21, 2010

Gallery of Photography and Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
Jay Wolke: Architecture of Resignation
June 4 - September 4, 2010
The exhibition is made possible by Joan and Mitchell Markow.

Gallery Talk: Saturday, June 5 at 11 a.m.
Jay Wolke will speak on his photographic work. Admission Free.

Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
Erik Spehn: Tape Drawings
June 4 - September 18, 2010
The exhibition is made possible by Kenneth and Nancy Kranzberg.

Ann Lee and Wilfred Konneker Gallery
Scott Raffe: Circus Flora
June 4 - September 18, 2010

The Sheldon
3648 Washington Blvd. 63108

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 18 June 2010

Curt von Diest is having a show of his fine art photography at Mad Art Gallery in Soulard. The opening reception will be on Friday, June 18th from 7-11pm. We will have free beer and wine as well as a cash bar. There will also be live music. The show will be on view (by gallery appointment) from June 18th until July 18, in case you cannot make it to the opening.

He will be showing some large, unique, mud-toned prints, as well as some of his new pinhole photographs. The other artists in the show all work in different media, including sculpture, watercolor and fiber.

S. Carmody Photography: Friday, 4 & 11 June 2010

S. Carmody Photography presents POP IS PERSONAL, a solo show of collected works by photographer Joseph Cultice. The show represents a cross-section of his career, from celebrity portraits, to Marilyn Manson's Mechanical Animals that was selected by VH-1's Greatest Album Covers to the cover for the 2008 Jonas Brothers' A Little Bit Longer.

There's a sneak preview reception on Friday, June 4, 2010 from 6 to 10 p.m. The show then opens with an artist reception on Friday, June 11, 6 to 9 p.m., coinciding with the Maplewood Arts Walk. The show runs through July 31, and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are by appointment.

Cultice got his first big break in the early 90's when he bonded with Nine Inch Nails members over similar aesthetics and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Since then he has developed a clientele that is a Who's Who in pop music. His artistry has attracted world-class clients including Shakira, Sting, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Jason Derulo, Macy Gray, Patti Smith, Beck, Elvis Costello and Ozzy Ozzbourne to name a few. Works on display to include the Jonas Brothers, Ozzy Ozzbourne, Marilyn Manson, Bjork, Beck, the Chemical Brothers, Korn, Gary Numan, Stereolab, and Tricky.

As a regular contributor to Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, and TV Guide, Cultice has also made his mark in celebrity portraiture. Celebs such as Chloe Sevigny, Tyra Banks, Mary Louise Parker, The Sopranos cast, Jennifer Connelly, Donald Sutherland and William H. Macy have posed before Cultice's lens. Cultice is also an accomplished video director with a best-selling full-length video release feature under his belt, Marilyn Manson's documentary Dead to the World. He is now working on the full-length feature, Bastions of Immaturity, the Meat Puppet's Story.

S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 5 June 2010

Ernest Trova (1927 –2009)
June 5 – July 17, 2010
Opening reception Saturday evening June 5, 7–10 pm

White Flag Projects is pleased to announce the first posthumous survey of artwork by Ernest Trova, who died last year at the age of 82. Focusing on the artist's serial use of abbreviated human forms, the exhibition will include sculpture, painting, and prints spanning Trova's 60 year career, including major works from his notable Falling Man series, as well as many artworks that have gone unseen for more than 40 years. A free opening reception will be held Saturday evening, June 5, 2010 from 7 to 10 PM. The exhibition remains on view through July 17, 2010.

Ernest Trova was for a time among the most successful and widely acknowledged sculptors working in the United States. But despite the kind of success that resulted in Trova being invited to participate in a Documenta, three Whitney Annuals and three Venice Biennales, today the eccentric art of Ernest Trova is largely forgotten.

Those who experienced the art world of the 1960s and 1970s firsthand will recall Trova's once-famous Falling Man series, which used an armless, pot-bellied male figure as a standardized representation of humanity at its most fallible. When employed in paintings and prints Trova's anti-heroic Falling Man was depicted as a flattened silhouette repeated and repositioned within and around geometric environments. In three-dimensions Falling Man was typically realized in plated bronze or stainless steel and polished to mirrored perfection. Trova's Falling Man was for a time an ubiquitous icon of post-industrial dystopia that could be seen everywhere from Philip Johnson's private gallery at his Glass House to the cover of Time Magazine. Today however, Trova's work is neglected in even the broadest art historical narratives of the period.

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

Friday, May 21, 2010

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 28 May 2010

Lore Bert and Katy Stone: "Conversations"
May 28 - August 8, 2010
Join us for the Opening Reception, Friday, May 28th from 6-8 p.m.

Atrium Gallery announces its Summer Show "Conversations," a two person exhibition featuring new works by Lore Bert and Katy Stone.

Lore Bert is a German artist, working in Meinz, who shows internationally. Her elegant abstract pieces are dimensional works done with handmade paper depicting geometric elements dramatically integrated into the whole. Katy Stone is a US artist working in Seattle who uses layers of Duralar or steel with acrylic to compose her equally elegant works. She alludes to many natural, organic forms, and her layers often move with air currents, presenting pieces with some kinetic characteristics. A great respect for nature and the environment is shown throughout her oeuvre. Aesthetically, there is a consistent impression from both artists' works that overlays their separate approaches to their disparate subjects. The natural and the spontaneous relate to the intellectual and rational in a way that can truly engage the viewer.

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

4728 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 21 May 2010

May 21, 2010 through June 18, 2010

Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles
Jill Hackney

Opening Reception to meet the artists Friday, May 21st, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5

Duane Reed Gallery presents the latest work of sculptors Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles. Pohlman and Knowles began their collaboration in 1992. They use a variety of materials in their rich assemblages, including hot-sculpted glass, various metal works, found objects and beads. Three notable research field trips had a profound impact on their personal and artistic development: in 1997, they visited Zimbabwe and Botswana; returning to Africa they visited Ghana in 2000, in 2002 they traveled to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and East Africa to get a wider experience of the entire continent. They gathered creative and emotional inspiration from these travels. These experiences are used to create sculptures that embody mythological stories in glass. Part of the narrative of the object is derived from the artists' own travels and partly by ancient cultures and magic of African life as witnessed by the two artists.

Duane Reed Gallery presents the latest work of painter Jill Hackney. Jill paints light in limpid pools of reflection. Closely observing the color of light, both directly cast and reflected, she harmonizes positive and negative space through her painting technique. Connecting the object with its surrounding environment, her gossamer web of brush strokes are identifiable as a series of vertical linear marks. Similar in optical effect to the pointillist technique of Georges Seurat, each stroke builds up a carefully controlled blend of glittering complimentary and analogous hues. These pigments ultimately blend in the eye to create recognizable forms. The effect is often hallucinatory, reminiscent of Peter Doig's "Blotter" and Monet's "Water Lilies." Hackney concentrates on the forms the light take glancing off the surface of ponds and streams observing their fleeting existence, she paints optical events that will never repeat themselves.

4729 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 21 May 2010

Jen Hayes Opening Exhibit and LIVE Draw!
Friday, May 21, 2010, 7- 11 pm

Jennifer will be exhibiting her work and painting live this next Friday! We'll also feature members of the Thursday night Draw Group working from 4 live models. You've seen their work in the gallery (Henryk, Marlene, etc.), you can stop by and see their creative process first hand!

Please note: This exhibit is of a mature nature as the models will be costumed and also semi-nude.

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery and MoJo Studios
2257 S Jefferson Ave @ Shenandoah

Monday, May 17, 2010

Urban Eats Café and Gallery: Sunday, 23 May 2010

"Right this instant" show at Urban Eats

Word on the street is that Polaroid instant film might make a comeback -- but not all of the various types, and its future is far from certain. On display are photos and images that Hilary Hitchcock has made with Polaroid film.

The show is hanging throughout May at Urban Eats on Meramec in south St. Louis; meet-the-artist event is free and open to the public. Food and drink available for purchase at Urban Eats. Sunday, May 23, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m

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

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday. 21 May 2010

May 21, Third Friday Open House
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Third Degree Glass Factory

At The Gallery: May 21 - June 13
Last Laugh: MFA/BFA Glass Program Graduates, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. These graduating students strut their stuff in this debut exhibit of blown, cast, cold-worked, flameworked, and sandblasted glass. MFA artists: Jennifer Crescuillo and Hyunsung Cho. BFA artists: Alissa Friedman, Jake Coil, Tim Shepherd, and Victoria Heine. BTW-Friedman's glass pieces were recently featured in The Glass Art Society newsletter.

May 21 Third Friday. Hot Glass. Cool Art. Segways. Small Plates. Funky Butt Band. Cash Bar.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 14 May 2010

2010 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Section 2
Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Visual Arts and Design
May 14, 2010 - May 15, 2010
Opening Reception: 6-9p, May 14, additional hours, Saturday from 1-5

This exhibition features work by first-year students in the Sam Fox School's MFA program. Join us for the opening reception, from 6-9p on Friday, May 14.

John Allen, Meghan Bean, Shira Berkowitz, Darrick H. Byers, Zlatko Cosic, Kristin Fleischmann,
Institute for Progressive Humanities, Nicholas Kania, Jordan McGir, Mason T. Miller, Esther Murphy, Katherine Osburn, Maia Palmer.

Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Ave.

Hoffman Lachance Contemporary: Friday, 14 May 2010

Please join HLC and Cristopher Paquet for the opening reception of 'Into the Void'.
Friday May 14th from 6pm - 10pm

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Boulevard
Maplewood 63117

Monday, May 10, 2010

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, Saturday, 18 June 2010

Good Citizen invites you to liminal possession featuring sculptural installation and new drawings by artist Soo Sunny Park.

Opening Reception Friday, June 18, 6-10pm
June 18 - July 17, 2010

Soo Sunny Park's works are often interactive large scale sculptures and installations that explore the realms of physical and idealized space. Park re-utilizes manufactured products in unconventional ways to create sculptural forms, which are then combined with the natural forces of light and air to create an ephemeral experience for the viewer. Geometry, concepts of space and time, and the relationship to the physical body are explored through the manipulation of structure and pattern, resulting in an examination of the dialogue between logical and lyrical shapes and forms.

Park has shown extensively throughout the country and her work has been featured in numerous periodicals, including Sculpture Magazine and Art in America. Park is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant, Grand Prize winner of the 19th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition, and received the Helen Foster Barnett Prize from The National Academy Museum, New York. She is the recipient of a Creative Arts Residency at the The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center and in 2001 she was awarded with the River Front Times "Best of 2001, Sculptor of St. Louis."

Gallery Hours Fri., Sat. Noon - 5pm and by appointment

2247 Gravois Ave,
St. Louis MO,

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 15 May 2010


Opening Saturday, May 15, 2010, 7-10 PM

In the Portfolio Gallery...

Opening Saturday, May 15, 2010, 7-10 PM

Jillian Palone presents her MFA exhibition of wearable objects and sculptural jewelry in PHD's Portfolio Gallery. Bright, colorful sculptural forms are beautiful to see but are intended for interaction. They are touched, held in hand, and draped on the body. Twenty (20) of Palone's works are on view May 8 through June 12, 2010.

Noon to 4PM, Thurs-Sun.

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

Friday, May 07, 2010

Craft Alliance in the Loop: Friday, 21 May 2010

Setting the Mood: The Artful Table
May 21 – July 11
FREE Opening Reception on Friday, May 21, 6-8pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 10am – 5pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am – 6 pm, Sunday, 11am – 5pm. Closed Monday

Craft Alliance is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Setting the Mood: The Artful Table, 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, May 21, at Craft Alliance’s Delmar gallery. Juror Bruce Hoffman selected work from emerging and established artists from across the country. These artists celebrate the handmade in dinner ware, glass ware, textiles, serving pieces and more that “set the mood” of the artful table. Of the more than 120 entries, Hoffman accepted 50 pieces to be included in the exhibition. The exhibit runs through July 11.

“I am intrigued by the table top, the art of dining and the joy of the celebratory table setting,” said Hoffman. It is as constant as apple pie. Memories of the family feast, the grand charger with the sumptuous bird is as warming as being nestled in your grandmother's arms. When Craft Alliance asked me to jury Setting the Mood: The Artful Table, I immediately said yes. Viewing the submissions was like looking at photos of old friends. The functional world has somewhat escaped me the past few years, and it was a joy to meander through the images of cups, bowls, platters and serving utensils.”

Hoffman hopes “the exhibition inspires everyone to throw a dinner party, pull out the family heirlooms, or find a craftsman you love and commission something that your grandchildren will remember as fondly as your grandmother's warm hug.”

The national and local artists in the exhibition include: John Baltrushunas, Clinton L. Berry, Jim Connell, David Jacobson, Ed Bing Lee, Melissa Lovingood, Matt Keim, Linda Lee Shapiro, Helen Shirk, Jo Stealey, Joan Takayama-Ogawa, Naomi Wanjiku and Kimberly Winkle.

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

RAC Gallery: Friday, 28 May 2010

"Homecoming: Fluxus and Visual Poetry by Regional Natives" with John M. Bennett, Keith A. Buchholz, Larry Miller and Cecil Touchon - Curated by Keith Buchholz

Opening reception Friday, May 28, 2010 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. with Performances at 7 p.m.

Homecoming: Fluxus and Visual Poetry by Regional Natives presents the work of four artists active in the artistic traditions of Fluxus, Intermedia, and publication who each have ties to St. Louis. They are part of the "Eternal Network," an underground affiliation of artists, poets and anti-artists who deal with text, image, sound, object and performance. The exhibition promises to both challenge viewers and encourage their interaction.

Exhibition runs Friday, May 28 through Sunday, July 11, 2010, Regular gallery hours are Mon. thru Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. & Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free parking available in the lot behind The Pageant; some metered street parking available

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

Framations: Saturdya, 8 May 2010

Framations Hosts Rivers and Waters, Landscapes by Juliette Travous
Vibrant Landscapes depicted in pastel

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 8 from 3-6 pm.
This reception as well as the exhibit, is free and open to the public. The exhibit will continue through June 6, 2010.

Juliette's degree in Earth Science, in conjunction with her educational and working experiences, have continuously brought her into the landscape where her observations of nature's color and light have impacted her painting style significantly. Her pastel paintings use dept of color and a unique luminosity of light and shadow to invoke a definitive mood in her work.

Framations Custom Framing and Art Gallery
218 North Main Street
St Charles, MO 63301
636-724-8313 Phone

Thursday, May 06, 2010

GYA: Saturday, 8 May 2010

YeyoArts is pleased to announce our new Co-operative Arts Space GYA @ 2700 Locust!

Our grand opening will be held Saturday, May 8th. For daytime browsing and shopping from 11-4pm with a warm and exciting reception to be held from 6-9pm.

Artists Milton Holmes and Jen Everett are the featured artists in our Community Gallery! Join us and many collaborators, such as Andrea Hughes, clothing designer & dancer Anneliese Hubbard, Belle Butters and many more! A Cobalt Valley Musical experience by musician Blue and catering by Sweet Art!

Regular Business Hours: , Tues.-Fri. 12-7pm, Saturday 11-4pm.

2700 Locust
STL Mo 63103

Snowflake: Saturday, 8 May 2010

Please join us Saturday May 8, 7-10 PM

Opening Reception
Clint Baclawski/Caleb Taylor: Recent Work

Two emerging artists are brought together in Clint Baclawski/Caleb Taylor: Recent Work. Through paintings and drawings, Taylor's work consists of concealed and abstract minimalist elements. While through the unconventional presentation of photography, Baclawski focuses on the complexity of personal interactions within our societal based consumerism. Both of their works deal with the relationship between what is hidden and what is exposed in subject matter and aesthetic values.

3156 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

May Gallery: Friday, 7 March 2010

Exposed: A group show

Robert Brown, Samantha Dittmann, Sarah Friesz, Emily Good, Molly Hale, Lisa Helker, Ashley Lam, Laura Miller, Jacqueline Pate, Allison Prosise, Sarah Rusnak, Emily Schmutz, Jessica Snyder, Felicia Thwing, T.J. Wille, Robert Wujcik

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.

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 15 May 2010

Seeing Red
May 10 - June 24, 2010

FREE Opening reception 6-8 p.m.:
Saturday, May 15, 2010

Invitation design by David Lancaster.

The 54 original artworks featured in this multi-media juried exhibit focus on the color red and/or address the theme of "Seeing Red," i.e. annoyance, frustration, and related issues of heated emotions, controlling anger, etc.

Juried by St. Louis artists Philip Hitchcock, owner, phd Gallery, St. Louis, and Janice Nesser, Assistant Professor, St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley, and President, National Women's Caucus for Art.

The 41 artists selected for this exhibition are Michael Bolton, University City, MO, Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL, Lindsay F. Brenner, Creve Coeur, MO, Blake Carroll, Festus, MO, Jeanne Conway, Brentwood, MO, Anne Cove, Brentwood, MO, John DenHouter, Edwardsville, IL, Christa Denney, St. Louis, Dennis DeToye, Edwardsville, IL, Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO, Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO, John M. Goessmann, St. Louis, SJ Hammack, Kirkwood, MO, Jennifer Hayes, Rock Hill, MO, Jane Johnson Hoeltzel, Clayton, MO, Sheldon Johnson, Ladue, MO, Greg Kluempers, Florissant, MO, Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO, Linda Kurdi, Florissant, MO, William Marchant, St. Peters, MO, Rob Millard-Mendez, Evansville, IN, Amber Morris, Ballwin, MO, John Nelson, Quincy, IL, Craig Newsom, Chatham, IL, Frank O’Brien, St. Louis, Ron Odenthal, Creve Coeur, MO, Ruth Reese, St. Louis, Wendy Reitz, Columbia, IL, Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO, Benji Rowan, St. Louis, Michael Rudolf, Richmond Heights, MO, John Schnellmann, Chesterfield, MO, Michael Burke Seltzer, Carbondale, IL, Rose M. Tidwell, Collinsville, IL, Jim Trotter, Creve Coeur, MO, Joyce Trotter, Creve Coeur, MO, Amy Trummer, St. Louis, William Turner, St. Louis, Jennifer Weigel, St. Louis, Adam West, Chesterfield, MO, Kay Wood, St. Louis.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Marbles Gallery: Saturday, 8 May 2010

The next art opening at Marbles Yoga Studio is this Saturday. Go look at some great art.

Schmidt Art: Center: Thursday, 13 May 2010

Schmidt Art Center Upcoming Show: Dale Threlkeld, David Hammond, and Don

Please join us May 13th from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening reception of our show featuring abstract expressionist painter Dale Threlkeld, photographer David Hammond, and digital artist Don Bevirt.

Show open May 13th - July 2nd.

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 7 May 2010

Please join us at Concrete Ocean Gallery this Friday night, 7-9 PM, for the closing reception of Basic Instincts, Paintings and Drawings by Marlene Lewis. The gallery is located at 2257 S. Jefferson Avenue, 63104 (corner of Jefferson and Shenandoah). For more information, call 3114.484-1333.

Urban Eats Café and Gallery: Friday, 7 May 2010

Angie Griffith: "It's a RED Hot Experience"

FRIDAY, MAY 7th, 4-7PM

All art marked ”RED HOT” is 10% off. PLUS 10% of all art Sales go to St Louis based Red Hot Missions to fight against sex trafficking.

Other artists' work on display: Chinyere Oteh, Hilary Hitchcock, Naomi Silver, Thomas Shepherd.

The Urban Arts Collective
Urban Eats Café
3301 Meramec Street
St Louis Mo 63118

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 7 May 2010

Public Opening: 7-9 pm

Summer 2010 Exhibitions
Focus on Photography: Recent Acquisitions
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum has acquired some exceptional new photographs over the last few years through generous gifts and purchases, which we are pleased to celebrate in the upcoming exhibition Focus on Photography: Recent Acquisitions. The exhibition ranges from historical works by photographers who defined the standards of photographic practice to an international array of contemporary practitioners, including Doug Aitken, Sophie Calle, Louise Lawler, and John Stezaker, who examine and expand the conventional parameters of the medium. Focus on Photography features projects as varied as Edward Curtis’s monumental photogravures of disappearing American Indian tribes in the early twentieth century, Andy Warhol’s Polaroids, which became the basis for silkscreen portraits in the 1970s and 1980s, and David Goldblatt’s critical explorations of the political and economic circumstances of life in South Africa after apartheid. This exhibition offers an exciting opportunity to reflect on the status of photography today and how the medium has expanded to include collage, found objects, installation, video, and digital art. Focus on Photography is curated by Karen Butler, assistant curator.

MFA Thesis Exhibition
The exhibition features thesis projects by the 2010 Master of Fine Arts candidates in Washington University's Graduate School of Art, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

MFA candidates: Clyde Ashby, Aaron Bos-Wahl, Andrew Cozzens, John Early, Ryan James Fabel, Joel Fullerton, Mary Beth Hassan, Wenting Hsu, John Nicholas Hutchings, Dani Kantrowitz, Larry Keaty, Mamie Korpela, Paola Laterza, Mad Mohre, Emily Moorhead, Jonathan Muehlke, Jessa Richardson, Nicolette Ross, Carlie Trosclair

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts: Saturday, 15 May 2010

Transformation Project Walk
May 15, 2010 3pm - 7pm

Join us on Saturday, May 15 from 3pm - 7pm as we celebrate the culmination of Transformation, a series of programs organized in conjunction with the exhibition Urban Alchemy/Gordon Matta-Clark. Transformation connects Matta-Clark’s legacy of socially-engaged art to initiatives that are relevant to St. Louis. Stop by the Pulitzer to experience the exhibition that inspired the programs. Pick up a map and explore each of the project sites. A trolley and shuttle service will be available throughout the event. A closing reception will be held at the Pulitzer from 5pm - 7pm.

Project Walk Locations:

Urban Renewal
in the Woolworth Building (501 North Grand)

Artist Jenny Murphy believes in saving items destined for the trash and giving them new life by using ecologically-sustainable methods. By teaching do-it-yourself, eco-friendly solutions to refurbishment, Jenny led a group of homeless individuals and ex-offenders from Employment Connection in repurposing projects that included the creative re-envisioning of everyday items originally headed for the landfill but now ready for new homes. The finished projects are on display and will be auctioned on May 15.

Urban Expression
in Bruno David Gallery (3721 Washington Blvd)
and in Holy Trinity Elementary School (1435 Mallinckrodt Street)

Chicago-based artist and 2010 Whitney Biennial participant Theaster Gates focused on the neighborhood of Hyde Park, located in North St. Louis City. In conjunction with Succeeding with Reading by ACCESS Academies, photographer Stewart Halperin, poet Janie Ibur and artist Juan William Chávez (director of Boots Contemporary Art Space) guided elementary students from Holy Trinity Catholic School in explorations of their daily lives through photography, writing and drawing. These workshops were in preparation for the project with Theaster, who worked with the students to activate empty spaces, organize a town hall meeting, and create works of art to allow for new conversations regarding the present and future of this historic St. Louis neighborhood. Through dialogue with Theaster, Juan (curator of the project), and Cujawa Architecture, students and residents created a small "Master Plan" for their neighborhood. Theaster responded to their ideas and desires with a series of installations, entitled Dry Bones and Other Parables from the North. The students’ work is on display at Holy Trinity, and you can experience their community plan and Theaster’s installation at Bruno David Gallery where detailed maps of the additional sites within Hyde Park are also available.

Urban Evolution
in the Woolworth Building (501 North Grand)

Artist Robert Longyear led a group of high school students in an exploration of the urban environment, which serves as both inspiration and medium. The culminating group installation reflects the evolution of Grand Center and the rich history of urban St. Louis.

Construction Careers Center
in EarthWays Center (3617 Grandel Square)

This project is inspired by Gordon Matta-Clark’s Garbage Wall, which can be seen in the Entrance Gallery of the Pulitzer. High school students in a shop class at Construction Careers Center worked with their teacher and a team of instructors to learn about environmental and community sustainability and how architecture, aesthetics, and design are integrated into building practices. The culminating project is on display.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, Saturday, 8 May 2010

Caleb Cole: Marks of Absence
Good Citizen Gallery
Opening Reception SATURDAY May 8, 6-10pm
May 8 - June 5, 2010

Good Citizen Gallery invites you to view the work of Caleb Cole, one of three artists asked to participate in the Santo Foundation's invitational exhibit of artists, curated by Marie Heilich. Marks of Absence, a three artist, dual venue, exhibition investigates our perception of absence and renders lack, a subject in itself.

Fort Gondo will feature the sculptural work of Lily Cox-Richard and the shaped panel acrylic paintings of Lori Larusso. Calling attention to the viewer's awareness of absence, the work of Caleb Cole will be shown at the nearby venue, Good Citizen Gallery. There, he will be exhibiting his series of photographs titled Other People's Clothes.

"At the heart of my work is a fascination with ambiguities and inconsistencies, an interest in how I go about negotiating areas of gray and how others manage to do the same. When I am in public, I watch people going about their daily routines alone; I wonder about the lives they lead, wonder how they experience the world around them and how they make meaning of it. I spend time inventing stories for them: narratives of isolation, of questioning and searching, of desire, and of confusion. The images in Other People's Clothes are a product of my exploration of private moments of expectation, a visual expression of my experiences stepping into the shoes of the types of people I see on a daily basis. Each photograph in the series is a constructed scene that begins with an outfit or piece of clothing (either bought, found, or borrowed), then a person that I imagine to fill those clothes, and finally a location where that person can play out a silent moment alone. This moment is the time right before something changes, the holding in of a breath and waiting, the preparing of oneself for what is to come. Though I am the physical subject of these images, they are not self-portraits. They are portraits of people I have never met but with whom I feel familiar, as well as documents of the process wherein I try on the transitional moments of others lives in order to better understand my own."
- Caleb Cole

Gallery Hours Fri., Sat. Noon - 5pm and by appointment

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

Urban Eats Café and Gallery: Saturday, 15 May 2010

Naomi Silver"In The Mood," on view at Urban Eats Café and Gallery from May 1-31. Opening May 15, from 4-6.

Painter Naomi Silver is known for her rich use of color and texture in her work. In The Mood features the Mood Wall series, which may remind you of that mood ring you wore when you were a kid. Is your mood enhanced by the colors, or do the colors reflect your current mood? Either way, you’ll enjoy soaking in these vibrant hues. For more about Naomi's art, see

Urban Eats Cafe and Gallery