Friday, July 23, 2010

Good citizen Gallery: Friday, 30 July 2010

Good Citizen invites you to Killbox featuring sculptural installation by artist Noah Kirby.
Opening Reception Friday, July 30, 6-10pm
July 30 - August 28, 2010

Killbox is embedded with hyper militarized language, tactics, and procedures that dictate the formal structure of the exhibition. The primary sculpture is a representation of small squad tactical maneuvers and CQB (Close Quarters Battle) techniques. The sculpture itself is loosely based, both aesthetically and structurally, upon stealth technologies. Within the installation, Kirby will call upon theories of perception, specifically as they apply to covert operations and camouflage techniques. The installation and sculpture will work in tandem to transform the gallery and to create an experience that puts the viewer in a self-conscious position relative to a space, an object, and a culture. Kirby's work will extend to the Good Citizen Billboard, with Blue Sky: Killbox which will occupy the project space from July to September.

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

Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave,
St. Louis MO,

Friday, July 16, 2010

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 16 July 2010

LABIDL - like a beer in dead lights
featuring art work by jason spencer and justin tolentino.

Exhibition Opening night July 16, 2010 at 7-10 pm
Show runs though Aug 8th. Gallery hours by appointment only: 314.497.0199

The demented dynamic duo of these two evil yet creative minds are now working together to bring St. Louis what will surely be the most disturbingly beautiful art exhibit to date. Both artists work are primarily character based. Spencer twists together an adorable hoodie wearing creature with the horrifying gnarls of the flesh eating undead. His t-shirt business dements (sic) many of our favorite wholesome characters. Bill Cosby's eye balls pop out of his purple head, his month rendered like a marionette puppet is dropping green slim. The Power Puff Girls, kittens, blobs of mucus, all are living, dripping, breathing creatures in the head of Jason Spencer.

Tolentino's characters are just as ugly. Large gaped teeth, moles with hairs, botched surgery scars, blood shot eyes, these drunken cartoons are tattered and torn, yet rendered with a machine like precision.

Concrete Ocean
2257 S. Jefferson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63104

Thursday, July 15, 2010

RAC Gallery: Friday, 13 August 2010

Screwed Again
Christopher Burch, Daniel Burnett, Stan Chisholm, Daniel Jefferson, Chris Mosby, Chris Sabatino, Jason Spencer, Justin Tolentino, Bryan Walsh

Opening Reception August 13, 2010, 6-9 p.m.

Nine artists with their roots firmly in the graffiti movement will transform the Regional Arts Commission Gallery, screwing sheets of luan and paper into the walls before creating a wall-to ceiling mural with a twist: it will be painted all in black, white, and gray, in a nod to the graphic style of indie comic books. The adjacent studio space will feature more paintings by the nine artists, as well as video footage of the mural's creation process. Stop by anytime after July 30 to see the in-progress mural. Curated by Bryan Walsh.

Exhibition runs August 13 – October 3, 2010
Gallery Talk September 16, 2010, 5:30-7 p.m.
Regular gallery hours are Mon-Fri, 10 am to 5 pm, Sat & Sun, noon to 5 pm.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Boulevard on The Loop
St. Louis, MO 63112
(Free parking in the lot behind The Pageant; metered street parking)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Art Dimensions Gallery: Friday, 16-17 July 2010

2 New Exhibits Opening July 16 & 17
At ArtD Gallery & Studios @2720 Cherokee
Summer Group Exhibit and Self-Portraits

Two Night Opening Reception
Friday July 16 and Saturday July 17, 2010 , 7 ­ 11 pm
$7 cover charge both evenings. If you choose to purchase art while at the reception, your $7 will go towards the purchase price of the artwork.

ArtDimensions and 2720 present the opening event celebrating two new exhibits at ArtD Gallery & Studios. Over 20 St. Louis area artists will exhibit work in one or both exhibits. The Summer Group Exhibit is a multi-media group of work with no theme to limit the submittals. Additionally, the Self-Portrait Show provides introspection into the artists themselves. The Opening Event will feature live music, live art, artist demonstrations and a chance to meet the artists.

Opening Reception Schedule: Friday, July 16, doors open at 7pm, enjoy live music and full bar on the first floor by 2720, and meet the artists in the gallery on the second floor. Food samples from area restaurants will be offered.

The gallery will be open Saturday July 17 from noon­4pm for free gallery hours. Saturday, July 17, doors open at 7pm ($7 cover charge). The Exhibits close August 28, 2010.

Urban Eats Café and Gallery: Sunday, 18 July 2010

Artist's reception for the exhibition "Tony Renner: Photographs" at the Urban Arts Collective at Urban Eats Cafe, 3301 Meramec, St. Louis, Missouri, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

July's exhibition is called "Walls and Openings;" he examine the textures and colors revealed through close-up photographs of the built environment. He is especially interested capturing elements of the built environment as they decay, collapse, or are torn down.

"Walls and Openings" will be on display through Sunday, July 31, and may be visited during Urban Eats' business hours.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Open Studios Preview Party: Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Open Studios Preview Party
Tuesday, July 20 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Free admission, $3 beers for non-members
Free beer for members & Open Studios artists
Please bring your membership card

The 5th Annual City-Wide Open Studios is just around the corner! Kick-off the week-long celebration of local art with the Open Studios Preview Party at the Contemporary. Enjoy freshly made pizza from Pi on the Spot for sale from the mobile pizza truck or purchase ice cream from Frosty Treats -- while checking out new work by participating artists. Then map your Open-Studios Weekend itinerary over ice-cold Schlafly beer. And don't forget to enter the raffle for the Electra Pink Hawaii Cruiser provided by Big Shark Bicycle Company. The Open Studios Preview will remain on view July 21 - 25, from 10 am to 5 pm. Enjoy free admission to the museum all week! For more information about upcoming programs and tours for City-Wide Open Studios please visit

ArtDTour: 1 & 6 August 2010

August 1, 2010
5:30–10 pm

The St. Louis Artists' Guild and ArtDimensions of St. Louis are collaborating once again to bring you the ArtDTour of St. Louis this year. This is an exciting night of art appreciation, featuring bus and shuttle tours that start at the Saint Louis Art Museum and go to Art Museums and Galleries in the St. Louis metro area.

For the August 6th ArtDTour, there are 2 routes to choose from; both starting at the Saint Louis Art Museum:

Saint Louis Art Museum
St. Louis Artists' Guild & Galleries
Gateway Gallery
Craft Alliance: Delmar Loop
The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
The Sheldon Art Galleries

Saint Louis Art Museum
Craft Alliance: Grand Center
Art Saint Louis
Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery
Concrete Ocean Gallery
ArtDimensions Gallery & Studios at 2720 Cherokee

Tickets will be sold for seats on the buses and shuttles. You may reserve a spot on a bus or shuttle by purchasing your seat(s) in advance with a Master Card or Visa by calling 314-497-5356. Seats on the buses will cost $10 if purchased in advance; $15 on the night of the event ($5 additional for After-Party Pass). Seats on the Air-Conditioned Shuttles will cost $20 if purchased in advance; $25 on the night of the event (includes After-Party Pass).

Gya Arts: Saturday, 17 July 2010

Gya Presents: I Am America
An exhibition of works created by New Orleans Artist Siphne Sylve

Exhibition runs from July 17th – August 30th.
Opening Saturday, July 17th 7-9:30pm
With musical performance by members of Artistik Approach

This series will present the faces of American people who have struggled, fought, and died to achieve greatness not only for themselves but for their people and our nation. The purpose of this series is to function primarily as a reminder of the American history and heroes who are often forgotten and overlooked, while also standing as a source of inspiration.

This series is executed through several portraits, inspired by earlier artists such as Aaron Douglass who often depicted his fellow peers in hopes of inspiring his people. The “I Am America” series is a collection of watercolor and ink drawings and paintings.

Overall, I aspire for this series to serve as a means to uplift and inform our fellow Americans, of all creeds, but specifically our young African Americans; as an encouragement to continue to strive for excellence in the spirit of continuing a legacy of Black leaders.

Gya: Community Art & Fine Craft
2700 Locust Ave, in Locust Business District, 1 block west of Jefferson
STL Mo 63103

Monday, July 12, 2010

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 17 July 2010

Free reception at Art Saint Louis
this Saturday, July 17, 2010

Please join Art Saint Louis this Saturday evening, July 17, 2010, from 6-8 p.m., for the FREE Opening Reception for two new exhibitions, "Blink" and "Artists Day at Circus Flora"

Invitation design by David Dolak.

Art Saint Louis is proud to present "Blink," a multi-media juried exhibit featuring original artworks that capture, depict, or describe a very brief moment in time, as in "the blink of an eye."

Serving as jurors for this exhibit were St. Louis artists Bill Barrett, Director, May Gallery, and Professor, Department of Electronic & Photographic Media, School of Communications, Webster University, Webster Groves, MO, and Jane Barrow, St. Louis-based artist, Professor of Art, Painting Area Head, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

From 117 artworks submitted by 69 St. Louis regional artists, jurors Bill Barrett and Jane Barrow selected 60 artworks by 44 artists for this exhibition.

The 44 artists selected for the "Blink" exhibition are Kristen Bartel, St. Louis; Greg Barth, Wildwood, MO; Jerry Benner, Ferguson, MO; Jennifer Bock-Nelson, Quincy, IL; Andy Brandmeyer, St. Louis; Bethany Carlson, Glen Carbon, IL; Blake Carroll, Festus, MO; Leo Collazo, St. Louis; Nicole Cooper, Cedar Hill, MO; Carol Corey, University City, MO; Debbie Corson, Kirkwood, MO; Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO; Tess Farnham, St. Louis; Audrey Faulstich, St. Louis; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; SJ Hammack, Kirkwood, MO; Bob Hartzell, St. Louis;
Anukriti Sud Hittle, University City, MO; Jason Hoeing, Shrewsbury, MO; Sheldon Johnson, St. Louis; Ashley Kirk, St. Louis; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Ellen D. Ladwig, St. Charles, MO; Erica Leohner, Champaign, IL;
Candace Manning, DuQuoin, IL; Maryam Molki, Edwardsville, IL; Laura Morris, Ballwin, MO; Nicole Noronha, Ballwin, MO; Dawn Ottensmeier, Brentwood, MO; Alex Paradowski, St. Louis; Anthony Michael Philip, St. Louis; Wendy Reitz, Columbia, IL; Kathryn Roberts, Wood River, IL; Russ Rosener, St. Louis; Anne Burgess Rowe, St. Louis; Michael Burke Seltzer, Carbondale, IL; Terri Shay, Richmond Heights, MO; Dennis Smith, Clayton, MO; Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO; Chris Spangler, Edwardsville, IL; Jim Trotter, Creve Coeur, MO; Jessie Whitfield, St. Louis; Peggy Williamson, Kirkwood, MO; Barbara Zucker, Clayton, MO.

On Saturdays during this exhibition, Art Saint Louis will host Meet the Artists events wherein featured artists from "Blink" will be on-hand in the Gallery to greet visitors and discuss their works in the show. These very casual events are free & open to the public.

Saturday, July 17
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kathryn Roberts, photography
1-4 p.m. Chris Spangler, painting

Saturday, July 24
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Barbara Zucker, photography
1-4 p.m. Valerie Snyder, photography

Saturday, August 7
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nicole Cooper, painting

Saturday, August 14
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ellen Ladwig, painting
2-4 p.m. Audrey Faulstich, painting

Saturday, August 21
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wendy Reitz, mixed media/painting
12-4 p.m. Ashley Kirk, ceramics

Presented concurrently with our "Blink" exhibition is "Artists Day at Circus Flora," a juried exhibit of plein air artworks in a variety of media that were created during a special Artists Day at Circus Flora event held on June 26, 2010. Artists were invited to create artworks at Circus Flora on-site behind the scenes, during rehearsals, and during a live performance of "Ingenioso."

Artists working behind the scenes at Circus Flora during a special event in late June. Images created at this event are featured in our new exhibit, "Artists Day at Circus Flora." Photographs by Robin Hirsch.

This special exhibit at Art Saint Louis was open to only the 50 artists who created artworks at the Artists Day at Circus Flora event. Twenty-one artists submitted 53 artworks for consideration by jurors David Balding, the founder of Circus Flora, and Art Saint Louis' very own Robin Hirsch. For the exhibit, 40 artworks by 21 artists were selected and are on view June 12-August 27, 2010 in Art Saint Louis' newly renamed Dion Dion Gallery, formerly the West Gallery. This Gallery has been renamed in Dion's honor in recognition of her 20+ years of service to Art Saint Louis.

To learn more about Art Saint Louis exhibitions & events, please visit us online at Visit Art Saint Louis on Facebook today and while you're there, become a Fan!

"Blink" and "Artists Day at Circus Flora" July 12-August 26, 2010. Opening reception July 17, 6-8 p.m.

Art Saint Louis is FREE & open to the public. Monday-Friday 10 a .m.-5 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Sundays, holidays & between exhibits.

Save the date & join us for the opening reception of our next exhibit, "Room With A View," on Saturday, September 25, 6-8 p.m. Want to submit your work for Art Saint Louis exhibits? Downloadable entry forms are available here.


Art Saint Louis is located at 555 Washington Avenue in the heart of downtown St. Louis--that's on Washington Avenue between Broadway & 6th Street. Please enter the Gallery through our front doors on Washington Avenue. The entryway is marked by two beautiful artist-designed Art Saint Louis banners. Need a map? Click here.

There are several parking garages & surface lots near Art Saint Louis. Download a free Downtown Parking Guide here. The Gallery is also easily accessible by MetroLink with the Convention Center Station at 6th &
Washington mere steps away from our front door.

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

Luminary/Center for the Arts: Saturday, 14 August 2010

FORM 2010 is the first installment of an annual contemporary furniture, functional object and architectural design show in Saint Louis, set for August 13-14, 2010. FORM is presented by The Luminary Center for the Arts as a platform to encourage interaction with contemporary design, support independent designers, and increase awareness locally of cutting-edge trends in the design field. Proceeds from the event will go directly to the designers and to support a new artist equipment library at The Luminary.

FORM 2010 brings together some of the best designers and architects working locally as well as innovative artisans from New York, Chicago, Atlanta and more. Representative firms from the St. Louis area include SPACE Architecture + Design, Niche Interior Design and Furnishings, Centro Modern Furnishings, studio | durham architects, Confluence Design + Fabrication and include some of the most accomplished and respected design tastemakers locally.

FORM will be open to the public on Saturday, August 14th from 10am-4pm and will feature special workshops along with some of the best furniture, functional objects and furniture the design world has to offer.

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday. 16 July 2010

Third Friday at Third Degree Glass: Cool Glass, Hot (and Free) Entertainment
Friday July 16, 6 - 10 p.m.

At The Gallery: July 13 - August 17
1) Selections: Third Degree Glass. A tasty variety of glass by Third Degree artists. Hot, warm, and cold.
2) Seeing Red: Art Saint Louis Encore. An encore exhibit that examines "seeing red" in photographs and paintings. Artists: Blake Carroll, Christina Denney, Christine Giancola, Greg Kluempers, Linda Kurdi, and Bill Turner. Art Saint Louis promotes local and regional artists through exhibits in its downtown gallery and at off-site locations.

Maple Jam Band at 8 p.m. serves up acoustic rock and blues with upbeat cover and original tunes. They play at Highway 61 Roadhouse, Alandale's Brewery, Maya Cafe, and Schlafly Bottleworks and other places around town. They've been headliners at the Focal Point and opened for Rock & Roll icon Leon Russell.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd. between Union and Kingshighway

Luminary/Center for the Arts: Saturday, 24 July 2010

a collaborative installation by Kim Wardenburg

Opening Reception (also a part of the St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum's Open Studio Tour):
10 am - 4 pm, Saturday, July 24, 2010

The establishment of community is almost always thought of in positive terms, but borders, parameters, and common characteristics that define a community can also create divisions within or around it. Negotiate/Collaborate explores the aesthetic significance of the act of breaking as both a formative and destructive act within the context of covenant. How is it specifically relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over land ownership in Jerusalem and more broadly, how can it affect our understanding of human bonds and communities?

For more information about the project visit

The Luminary Center for the Arts
4900 Reber Place
St. Louis, MO

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Garland Wines: Friday, 23 July 2010

July 23, 2010, 5-8 pm.

Wine tasting and art opening by Jim Trotter.

Garland Wines
11 South Old Orchard
Webster Groves MO 63119

Friday, July 09, 2010

S. Carmody Photography: Friday, 9 July 2010

S. Carmody Photography hosts POP IS PERSONAL
TONIGHT Friday, July 9, 6 - 11 PM
during the Let Them Eat Art Festival
Exhibit runs through July 31

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.

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

Thursday, July 08, 2010

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 16 June 2010

Urban Wanderers
JULY 16 - AUG. 29

Actress Loretta Swit, formerly of the hit television series, M*A*S*H* will highlight the opening reception for Urban Wanderers. The exhibition will open on Friday, July 16 at 6 p.m. at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. The exhibition concludes on Sunday, August 29.

A rescued stray from Stray Rescue of St. Louis will serve as the inspiration for over 40 area artists as they have painted, photographed, illustrated and sculpted their interpretation of an abandoned or abused dog or cat that has been given a second chance thanks to the efforts of Stray Rescue. Ms. Swit will have several of her paintings displayed in the exhibition.

In addition to the brushes, pencils, and clay used by participating artists, the rescued dogs and cats of Stray Rescue will use their paws, tails, and noses to create “personalized” works of art that will also be displayed and available for online silent auction.

The art displayed in the exhibition is available for silent auction by visiting Bidding will begin on Friday, July 16 at 4:59 p.m. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

Urban Wanderers is free-of-charge and is open to the public.
Museum hours 11 am-4 pm, Wednesday-Sunday

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

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Lillian Yahn Gallery: Thursday, 8 July 2010


Including artwork in drawing, felting, watercolor, oil, photography, sculpture and more by Dayle Barrett, Virginia Dragschutz, Pat Gilman, Dyann Kramer, Megan Layton, Sherri Songer, Michele Thomas, Kate Warner & Jennifer Weigel

Opening Reception Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 4 pm to 7 pm
Show Dates: July 8 to August 28
Hours: Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm or open by appointment.
To make an appointment contact Virginia Dragschutz.

Lillian Yahn Gallery
7443 Village Center Drive
O' Fallon, MO 6336

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 9 July 2010

If you missed the Opening Reception of "Next Exit 10 Miles," Bryan Walsh's first major solo show, along with "This Is Air Only," a solo show by Myles Keough, you have one more opportunity to see both exhibitions!

Bryan and Myles will also work on a collaborative live art piece during the Closing Reception!

Closing Reception: Friday, July 9, 7-10 p.m.
Exhibitions continue through July 9, 2010
Gallery hours by appointment only: 314.497.0199

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery
2257 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday 10 July 2010

Items in the Interim: An Installation by Cara Peterson
Opening July 10th 6:00pm-10:00pm

Items in the Interim is an installation of paintings, drawings, photographs and found sculpture that will run at Fort Gondo in St. Louis from July 10th-31st. This is a diverse collection of Cara Peterson's work that explores the unique relationships created between our unwanted objects when they end up in junk stores across the country. Peterson uses the displays set up within these spaces as sorts of accidental still lives that provide her with an honest artistic opportunity to document objects past their prime and in transition to find renewed life. Food and drink provided.

fort gondo compound for the arts
3151 Cherokee St.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts: Friday, 9 July 2010

The opening of our next installation, stylus - a project by Ann Hamilton, opens this Friday, with a public reception from 5pm - 9pm.
July 9, 2010 - January 22, 2011

If the voice's call - with its ability to hail, summon, or bestow a name - is the origin of speech, then perhaps the hand - raised to touch, or signal at a distance - is its silent counterpart. These two gestures form a call and response that provides the structure for stylus, a project created by Ann Hamilton for the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Conceived in response to the Pulitzer's mission to be both a sanctuary and laboratory, the installation is structured around live acoustic elements and will be punctuated by participatory workshops which will occur throughout the project.

As a visual artist whose contributions to contemporary art span three decades, Ann Hamilton's installations are notable in part for their capacity to weave a broad palette of media into engaging sensory environments. Known for a dense accumulation of materials, her installations create immersive experiences that respond to the architectural presence and social history of their sites, while also engaging the public with broad questions of what it means to assemble in such spaces. You can learn more about her past projects at and .

Hours: Wednesdays: 12-5, Saturdays: 10-5

3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Friday, July 02, 2010

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 3 July 2010

SLCC Gallery of Contemporary Art: Friday, 9 July 2010

Terrell Carter's next solo art exhibition will occur Friday, July 9, at the Gallery of Contemporary Art at Forest Park Community College. The artist reception will be from 6-8pm. The college is located at 5600 Oakland. The gallery is located in the Library Building. I will be exhibiting 16 new ink monoprints. Hope to see you next Friday.