Thursday, September 30, 2010

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 1 October 2010

Exhibition: Washington University Art Studio Faculty
October 1, 2010
- October 24, 2010
Opening Reception: 6-9p, October 1

Take advantage of this opportunity to view works produced by the following Sam Fox School art studio faculty: Jamie Adams, Lauren Adams, Lisa Bulawsky, Michael Byron, Greg Coan, Carmon Colangelo, Jennifer Colten Schmidt, Jake Cruzen, Ron Fondaw, Cameron Fuller, Robert Gero, Joan Hall, Jana Harper, Noah Kirby, Richard Krueger, Ron Laboray, Ron Leax, Angela Malchionno, T. Kelly Mason, Arny Nadler, Patricia Olynyk, Tom Reed, Michele Ryker-Owens,
John Sarra, Buzz Spector, Lindsey Stouffer, Stan Strembicki, Jesse Thomas, Amy Thompson,
Denise Ward-Brown, Cheryl Wassenaar.

Gallery hours are from 1-6p on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and by appointment.
For more information, visit the Des Lee Gallery website.

Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Ave.

Blank Canvas Studio: Friday, 8 October 2010

RHD-MO Blank Canvas Studio. Art Exhibit

Works of paintings, ceramics, printmaking, woodworking, sculptures, music, animation

Friday, October 8 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Blank Canvas Studios (RHD-MO)
122 Point West Blvd
Saint Charles, MO

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 8 October 2010

Rivane Neunschwander: A Day Like Any Other

Brazilian conceptual artist Rivane Neuenschwander creates playful, ephemeral and often participatory artworks that blur distinctions between author and viewer, object and memory, permanence and temporality. Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other is the artist's first major midcareer survey. Covering a decade of work, the exhibition reveals a wide-ranging interdisciplinary practice that merges painting, photography, film, sculpture, installation and collaborative action. Like her predecessors Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Neuenschwander is at once artistic instigator, commissioning agent and social organizer, exploring themes such as nature, language, time and the poetry of the quotidian.

Friday, October 8
Public Reception: 7-9 pm

Compônere Gallery: Sunday, 3 October 2010

View Points, The Scott Petty Family

October 3 ­ - October 30, 2010
Reception: Sunday afternoon, October 3, 2:00pm ­ 4:00pm

Artists: Scott Petty, Renee Petty, Alan Petty, Anne Petty, Tom Petty, Andrew Petty.

As in any family we are all individuals. This show is a visual expression of each family member's unique viewpoint. The Pettys express themselves in paintings, drawings, digital prints and collages. As individual as their viewpoints their backgrounds include art educators, industrial design and architectural.

Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: 11-5 Monday-Thursday, 11-9 Friday & Saturday, 1-5 Sunday.

Compônere Gallery "In the Loop"
6509 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130

Hoffman Lachance Contemporary: Friday, 1 October 2010

Jon Cournoyer: 'Not Coming Home'

Opening reception Oct. 1st 6pm - 10pm
Refreshments provided by SASHAS
Free and open to the public

"In 1969, when I was 14-years-old, the world beyond the suburban apartment I called home was rapidly and radically changing. Determined to part of the excitement, I climbed out my bedroom window and hitchhiked two thousand miles to Los Angeles. Fortuitously, I drifted to a commune in Laurel Canyon
high above West Hollywood.

This exhibit, 'Not Coming Home,' is an exploration of my leaving home for the first time; my rejection of the insular art world; and how I, as an artist, must rebuff the security of my previous work in order to embrace new mediums and new messages."
2713 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood 63143

ArtD Gallerry & Studios: Saturday, 2 October 2010

Seeing Green Closing Reception
Saturday October 2nd 2 - 4pm

Seeing Green is an exhibit of artwork inspired by sustainability. David Langley our featured artist is the quinquennial sustainable artist. Whether using found object or bits of recycled paper and images the pieces displayed in this exhibition all bring new life to the idea of recycling.

Participating artists: Annie Martineau, Frederick Requadt, Lawrence Frederick, Angie Griffin, Joy Tiyasirichokchai, Nike Solima Ratzlaff, Rick Langley, David Langley, Jen Hayes, Lauren Nall, Steven Martin. Sophia Dalpiaz Brown.

artd gallery and studios
2720 cherokee street

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Belas Artes: Thursday, 7 October 2010

A Cross-Cultural Journey THROUGH TIME

OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, October 7, 2010 5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Belas Artes joins the American Arts Experience with an whimsical fun-filled evening exploring the allegories and ongoing history of chess with lively music performances and beautiful dances from around the "World of Chess."

Festivities of the evening will be complemented by mouthwatering international cuisine, flavorful sangria, and a comprehensive interactive exhibit that all reflect the fascinating journey of chess across time and cultures.

Belas Artes
1854 Russell Blvd.
St. Louis

White Flag Projects: Friday, 1 October 2010

White Flag Projects is pleased to welcome Chicago-based project space Golden Age to St. Louis for a one weekend pop-up shop, featuring a carefully curated selection of artists books, exhibition catalogues, and limited edition tote bags designed specifically for Permanent Collection I by artists Lauren Anderson (Chicago), Aylor Brown (Philadelphia), Derek Chan (Chicago), Paul Cowan (Chicago), Golden Age (Chicago), Lee Lynch (Los Angeles), Megan Plunkett (New York), Jon Rafman (Montreal), Smith + Linder (Chicago), and Mylinh Trieu Nguyen (New Haven/New York).

Opening Friday evening October 1, 7-0 PM
Continues Saturday afternoon October 2, 12-5 PM

The tote bags are one component of a three part project which also includes each artist introducing a found object into the gallery space, as well as contributing to a publication on the subject of vernacular culture as articulated through "high art". Permanent Collection I will be presented on a table designed by Los Angeles-based designer Bradley William Duncan, with chairs designed by Seattle-based textile artist Aubrey Eiko Walter. This project will take place concurrently with White Flag's current exhibition of paintings by Garth Weiser.

Golden Age is a project space in Chicago, Illinois engaged with an international community of artists, designers, and writers dedicated to sharing ideas through exhibitions, performances and printed matter.

White Flag Projects
4568 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis MO 63110

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 9 October 2010

The Vino Gallery Presents:
"A Modern Landscape"
October the 9th (5pm-9pm)

Join us on October the 9th, from 5pm to 9pm, for the opening of "A Modern Landscape". "A Modern Landscape" will feature thirteen new cloudscape and abstract paintings by local artist Christian Draeger. There will also be new artwork from: Maggie McCarthy, Joseph farmer, Anukriti Sud Hittle, Omer Huremovic, Bob Rickert, and Mike Moran. There will be a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres for the duration of the opening. 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! Hours 11am-7pm Monday-Wednesday, 11am-9pm Thursday-Saturday

The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson
St. Louis,MO 63108

Monday, September 27, 2010

S. Carmody Photography: Friday, 8 October 2010

DISTANT DREAMS - artist's reception/photographic exhibit by Shawn Escoffery
Live performance by Tory Z. Starbuck on electric violin
Teas from around the world by Traveling Tea
October 8, from 6-9PM during the Maplewood ArtsWalk

Distant Dreams exhibit runs though December 5, 2010
Gallery is open by appointment
Free event, open to the public

S. Carmody Photography hosts Distant Dreams, a collection of images from the travels of New Orleans - based photographer Shawn Escoffery. The exhibit comprises images taken over the past 3 years in countries such as Burma, India, Japan and South Africa.

Escoffery's images possess not only dreamlike visual beauty, but also display an empathic sensitivity to his subjects. Photography for Escoffery is a conduit for self exploration as well as a means for understanding the world around him. A city planner by day, Escoffery implements his studies of urban development to provide a deeper framework for his photographic explorations. "Photography is a passion, a way to share life," he says. His work generally possesses an underlying theme of aloneness or solitude, expressed from the viewpoint of a silent observer hidden in the normalcy of everyday life. Escoffery explains: "I see the world in frames, separating moments of life into single images while finding solitude in the midst of chaos. I seek the unknown and I look for the beauty in despair, the stories that are never told and the uncommon in the common. I photograph people in their environments because I am curious of what lays behind their eyes, where they have been and where they hope to go. I observe all that is around me and shoot to give each grain of time a name."

The Maplewood ArtsWalk will feature art and fiddlers (courtesy of the Folk School) at the various participating businesses in Maplewood Business District.

Sarah Carmody
S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 30 September 2010

Gallery Visio is excited to announce the opening of Finding Muse, a collection of artwork using local figure model Roderick Young as inspiration and figurative depiction in a variety of medium.

Roderick has been working as a figure model for more than 10 years at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and other local university art programs. Area art students have found Roderick to have an inspirational energy that has been a positive catalyst for their own creative energies.

The opening is Thursday, Sept. 30th 4pm-7pm. We are located on the bottom floor of the Millennium Student Center on the North Campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (Rm 170).

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chesterfield Arts: Friday, 1 October 2010

Blues Style - Opening Next Friday w/ Live Music!

Blues Style: Imaging Improvisation See what's next in The Gallery with artist Solomon Thurman

A Blues journey like none other, let one of the region's most popular musical styles come alive through the expressive painting of artist Solomon Thurman.

Blues Style: Imaging Improvisation
Oct 1 - Nov 13

Opening Reception: October 1
6 to 9pm
FREE & Open to the Public!

With LIVE music from Kenny DeShields

"I am attempting to make a visual statement of the seeds from which contemporary American music grew, showing some of the day to day activities while in pursuit of a dream." - Solomon Thurman or call 636-519-1955

Gallery at U City Public Library: Friday, 5 November 2010

Gloria Douglas Show at University City Public Library

The November show in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar, 63130, will feature work by Gloria Douglas. The show, entitled “Bagged Sunshine” is mixed media on brown grocery bags. The exhibit opens on Friday, November 5, with a reception for the artist from 6 – 8 PM. The work will be on display through November 29. For further information, contact the library at 314-727-3150.

Gallery at U City Public Library: Friday, 1 October 2010

“The Master Craft of Dorris McManis” at University City Public Library

The October show in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar, 63130, will be a retrospective exhibit of quilts by the late Dorris McManis. The show opens on Friday, October 1, with a reception from 6 – 8 PM. A second reception will be held on Sunday, October 24, from 2 – 4 PM. The work will be on display through October 30. For further information, contact the library at 314-727-3150

Framations: Saturday, 9 October 2010

Art World Association and Plein Air Exhibits open October 9 at Framations

Framations Art Gallery presents a new exhibit by a local non-profit art organization that has promoted artists and their talents for nearly 50 years. The Art World Association was originally formed in 1963 as the South County Arts Associaion. Their membership quickly grew to well over 300 and they celebrate both fine arts and fine crafts. This will be the third exhibit for Art World Association at Framations.

This exhibit will open with a reception on October 9 from 1-4 pm. This reception as well as the exhibit, is free and open to the public. The exhibit will continue through November 7, 2010.

Coinciding with this exhibit, will be works from the 2010 St. Charles Plein Air Competition. More than three dozen artists participated, painting and drawing on site throughout the area. Some of their works will be on display in Gallery Two, also running October 9 - November 7.

Framations Art Gallery
218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 6330

RAC Gallery: Friday, 1 October 2010

Screwed Again exhibition closing at RAC on Friday, October 1 from 6-9 p.m.

Closing reception and book release for Screwed In/Screwed Again, featuring process and final photos of Screwed In and Screwed Again exhibits. Silent auction for panels of the mural. DJ Mahf - the 2009 Riverfront Times Reader's Choice for Best Hip-Hop DJ - will play.
August 13 to October 3, 2010

Closing Reception and Book Release: Friday, October 1, 6 - 9 p.m. (free and open to the public).
Gallery Hours Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon-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)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Los Caminos: Saturday, 2 October 2010


October 2 – November 20, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 2, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

For its inaugural exhibition, Los Caminos is pleased to present Perfectly Fucked Up for You, the first solo presentation of RJ Messineo’s work in Saint Louis. Playing off of the domesticity of the apartment gallery, Messineo constructs paintings from wooden latticework and window screens, exploring the barriers that hinder understanding in relationships between two people.

Throughout the exhibition, Messineo creates inversions and pairings between the paintings, photographs, and sculptures on display, uniting an artistic inquiry with a personal one. Though initially distant in their geometric abstraction, the works in this exhibition also resonate on a more intimate level. Messineo parallels the subjective act of interpreting an artwork with that of understanding one’s partner. In both art and relationships, original intentions become displaced as one filters reception through a personal lens. Perfectly Fucked Up for You demonstrates that the very accumulation of flawed parts—in both art and in personal relations—can surprisingly produce a sort of perfection.

Los Caminos
2649 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ArtSpace at Crestwood Court: Saturday, 2 October 2010

You are invited to attend the artist reception for Mary C. Nasser on Saturday, October 2, 7pm-9pm at Jeane Vogel Studios in ArtSpace at Crestwood Court.

On exhibit is the show Sense of Direction, Mary's mixed-media map paintings, inspired by nature, landscapes and geology. Her love of landscapes is explored in paintings layered with maps, scientific illustrations, and geological diagrams. Mary reveals in her artist statement, "œI am captivated by the idea that geological shifts and transformations seem to parallel both individuals and their relationships: continually changing, varying, shifting and developing, too." Sense of Direction will be on display until October 28, 2010.

Mary's hand-made collage cards will be for sale, too. Also on exhibit are abstracts by Sharon Spillar and Polaroid Paintings by Jeane Vogel. Please join us for a relaxed evening of art, snacks, and worthwhile company!

Jeane Vogel Studios is located in ArtSpace at Crestwood Court, Watson and Sappington Roads, in Crestwood. Enter at Fletchers.

ArtSpace at Crestwood Court
St. Louis, MO 63126
(314) 918-1717

MOCRA: Sunday, 26 September 2010

Join us this Sundy for the opening of MOCRA's newest exhibition. Or, if you are in the Grand Center neighborhood on Saturday for Dancing in the Street, stop by during the Gallery Walk (1 - 4 p.m.) for a sneak preview.

James Rosen: The Artist and the Capable Observer
MOCRA presents a survey of visually arresting paintings, watercolors, and drawings from the six-decade career of American artist James Rosen. Rosen seeks "capable observers" who bring to bear their own intellect and imagination in order to observe poetic images that are conducive to quiet contemplation.

September 26 - December 12, 2010
free public opening reception Sunday, September 26, 2010 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
regular museum hours Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (free admission)

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)
3700 West Pine Mall Blvd.
St. Louis, MO, 63108
on the campus of Saint Louis University

Turner Center for the Arts: Friday, 22 October 2010

TCA is proud to host Ricky Douglas' first solo show. Join us on October 22nd from 5 pm - 8 pm to view the recent work of one of our most popular artists. Much of his work focuses on themes of space, the universe, and imagined worlds where earth's natural order is slightly skewed to create new possibilities.

3109 Sutton Blvd in downtown Maplewood

Gallery AM: Saturday, 16 October 2010

Sat. October 16th 7pm-midnight

Art Monster expands! Chris Sabatino expands his successful custom paint and tattoo shop to include a one of a kind gallery space next door. Gallery AM will open its doors Oct. 16th. at 6pm til midnight. For the grand opening Chris has teamed up with fellow Cherokee artist Myles Keough to create a collaborative project using myles' nonobjective color fields to create post apocalyptic landscapes filled with sabatino's signature dubious characters and intricate airbrush work.

Gallery AM
2617 cherokee st.

Cofactor Genomics: Friday, 24 September 2010

Jackie Phillips Weatherly, will be having a closing reception at Cofactor Genomics Friday night (9/24) from 7pm-9pm. Please stop in and check out Jackie's colorful abstract artwork.

Cofactor Genomics
3139 Olive Street
STL, 63103

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 24 September 2010

please join us for the opening reception Friday, September 24th, 2010 6-8pm

David Schild: Being Content With Uncertainty

September 24th-October 23rd, 2010. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am – 5pm

David Schild's Being Content with Uncertainty is an exhibition that is highly inflected by the experience of life in New York, a city that has been the artist's home for the past thirteen years. The point of similarity between the thinking of Aristotle and the work of Schild derives not from judgments of aesthetic form and their values, but in the effort made by both men to comprehend their surroundings.

Visual Arts Studio
Webster University
8342 Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Monday, September 20, 2010

Metropolitan Gallery: Friday, 8 October 2010

The Nu-Art Series proudly presents artist Corey Escoto, with an opening reception on Friday, October 8, 2010, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Metropolitan Gallery. The exhibition continues through November 6, 2010.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday by appointment only

The Nu-Art Series' Metropolitan Gallery
2936 Locust Street
St. Louis MO 63103

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sarah Carmody

Sarah Carmody

24 September - 22 October 2010
Opening Reception Friday, 24 September, 5-7 pm

CREATORECORDER explores the dichotomy between a photographer as a documentarian and as an originator. The images, taken from desert, temperate and urban landscapes are manipulated to create a reality fashioned to the photographer's whim. Some of the images anthropomorphize the elements of nature by seeking out “human” qualities” applying human references to them. The intent of CREATORECORDER is to blur the line between what is reality and perception and to raise the question: to what extent is the photographer “plagiarizing” creation and at what point (if ever) does the photographer become creator.

And in the Small Wall Gallery,
Laura Miller and Jessica Snyder

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.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 25 September 2010

Free reception
next Saturday, September 25, 2010

Please join Art Saint Louis next Saturday evening, September 25, 2010, from 6-8 p.m.,
for the FREE Opening Reception for two new exhibitions, "Room With A View" and "Pieced Work"

Art Saint Louis is proud to present "Room With A View," a multi-media juried exhibit featuring 46 original artworks that focus on or explore interiors and exteriors-be it physical, emotional, or any other level.

Serving as jurors for this exhibit were St. Louis artists Julie Campbell, owner, Three Sinks Gallery, Webster Groves, MO, and Adam Watkins, instructor, East Central College, Union, MO.

Eighty-three artists submitted 144 original artworks for our jurors' consideration for "Room With A View." From those entries, Ms. Campbell and Mr. Watkins selected 46 artworks by 36 artists for the exhibition.

The 36 artists selected for the "Room With A View" juried exhibition are Karla Adams, St. Louis; Roni Sher Barbuto, Kirkwood, MO; Greg Barth, Wildwood, MO; Marilynne Bradley, Webster Groves, MO; Andy Brandmeyer, St. Louis; Blake Carroll, Festus, MO; Marcie Cobbaert, Wentzville, MO; Debbie Corson, Kirkwood, MO; Christopher K. Day, Brighton, IL; Christa Denney, St. Louis; Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Michael Haggans, University City, MO; Bob Hartzell, St. Louis; Ray Harvey, New Haven, MO; Marsha Heck, Florissant, MO; Anukriti Sud Hittle, University City, MO; Estela Ituarte, St. Louis; Terry Lay, St. Louis; Anne Lindgren, Rolla, MO; David L. Ottinger, St. Louis; Jenna Price, Abingdon, IL; Wendy Reitz, Columbia, IL; Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO; Erin Rivers, St. Louis; Daniel Scott, Columbia, MO; Michael Burke Seltzer, Carbondale, IL;
Kate Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO; Dennis Staffne, St. Louis; Bob Sullivan, Jr., St. Louis; Jim Trotter, Creve Coeur, MO; Joyce Trotter, Creve Coeur, MO; William Turner, St. Louis; Andy Van Der Tuin, Olivette, MO; Vivian Waters, Weldon Spring, MO; David M. Yates, Edwardsville, IL; Carol Zeman, Osage Beach, MO.

On Saturdays during this exhibition, Art Saint Louis is hosting Meet the Artists Saturdays where Gallery visitors can meet some of the featured artists from "Room With A View." Artists will be on-hand in the Gallery to greet visitors & discuss their works in the show. These very casual events are free & open to the public.

Saturday, September 18 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Vivian Waters, photography
Saturday, September 25 10 a.m.-1 p.m. David L. Ottinger, painting
Saturday, October 2 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Chris Day, drawing, painting; 1-4 p.m. Roni Sher Barbuto, mixed media textiles
Saturday, October 9 12-4 p.m. Debbie Corson, photography
Saturday, October 16 1-4 p.m. Marsha Heck, mixed media

Presented concurrently with our "Room With A View" exhibition is "Pieced Work," a curated exhibit featuring new works that are pieced, punched, patched and/or pierced. This unique exhibit features works by the artists of Thirteen Squared, a St. Louis-based group of artists including: Cynthia Berg, Elizabeth Concannon, Susan Dietz-Schmidt, M.J. Goerke, Jane Isenberg, Ellen Klamon, Ruth Kolker, Nancy Kurten, Emily Long, Marceline Saphian, Ida Steinberg, Harriet Thomas, and Kay Wood.

A charitable exhibition, each of the 13 artworks in "Pieced Work" is priced at $150 and 100% of the proceeds on sales of artworks will go to Art Saint Louis. This exhibit is on view in the Dion Dion Gallery at Art Saint Louis September 13-October 21, 2010. Free opening reception Saturday, September 25, 6-8 p.m.

555 Washington Avenue, #150
St. Louis, MO 63101

Thursday, September 16, 2010

PHD Gallery: Friday, 25 September 2010

Please join us for the opening reception of two new exhibits.
Saturday, September 25, 2010 7-10 PM

******BIRD'S EYE VIEW**********
(large format, B&W silver gelatin prints of Midwestern landscapes paired with wire and ceramic avian sculpture)

(mixed media/ found objects)

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
Noon to 4PM, Thurs. through Sun.
(314) 664-6644

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 25 September 2010

Opening soon in the ASL Galleries:
"Room With A View" and "Pieced Work"
September 13-October 21, 2010
Free opening reception: Saturday, September 25, 6-8 p.m.

"Room With A View" This multi-media juried exhibit will feature artworks that focus on or explore interiors and exteriors, be it physical, emotional, or any other level.

CONCURRENT EXHIBIT "Pieced Work" Presented concurrently with Room With A View, this exhibit will feature new works by the artists of Thirteen Squared, a St. Louis-based group of women artists. These artists include: Cynthia Berg, Elizabeth Concannon, Susan Dietz-Schmidt, M.J. Goerke, Jane Isenberg, Ellen Klamon, Ruth Kolker, Nancy Kurten, Emily Long, Marceline Saphian, Ida Steinberg, Harriet Thomas, and Kay Wood.

Meet the Artist: September 25, 1-4 p.m., Vivian Waters, photography.

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

Soulard Coffee Garden: Sunday. 19 September 2010

Artist reception from 2-4pm. The show will remain up until Oct. 20th.

“Year One” is a retrospective of artist Naomi Silver’s first year as an artist. Silver decided to take a stab at painting after having interviewed numerous St. Louis artists for her web site, Her unique style is attained through the spontaneous application of acrylic and tempera paint with her fingers. This unorthodox technique enables her to create a variety of textures and energetic, fluid designs. Her work has been described as “delicious and interesting -- they bring a state of extreme peace..."

Pele Prints: Friday, 15 October 2010

Pele Prints Re/Opening
Friday, October 15, 2010, 6-10pm

Come see what's new at Pele. We've been busy making new prints and projects and expanding the studio we're ready to celebrate! We'll have food, art, and printing fun, so bring your friends for a night at Pele. Pele Prints is a collaborative fine art printmaking studio dedicated to creating limited edition prints and original works of art.

Pele Prints Studio
9400 Watson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63126

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday 18 September 2010






Philip Slein Gallery: Thursday, 16 Thursday 2010

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition "Western Expansion" curated by Justin Giarla, owner of the San Francisco's White Walls and Shooting Gallery. The exhibition will showcase the kind of work the west coast is famous for--lowbrow--with its influences of pop art, street art, outsider art, punk rock, comic books, the surfboard, skateboard, and hot rod subcultures. Artist exhibited will include Shepard Fairey, Blek Le Rat, Greg Gossel, and Van Arno, among others.

In the spirit of new discovery and ground-breaking creativity in arts we look West to find inspiration and new ideas, new territories. "Western Expansion" represents a new vanguard of artists and forward-thinking minds that pushes the boundaries of traditional visual arts and explores new directions within modern art era mediums and techniques.

Along with "Westward Expansion" the Philip Slein Gallery will be opening the exhibition "30/30: Small Scale Work by 30 Artists." A selection of gallery favorites and new fresh faces.

Reception: Thursday, September 16th, 2010, 6-8 pm runs through October 30th
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

The Philip Slein Gallery
1319 Washington Ave.
Downtown St. Louis

RAC Gallery: Friday, 15 October 2010

Blindness Isn’t Black: A VSA Missouri Exhibition
Janice Atkins, David Kontra, Paul Lodes, Thomas Allen, Richard Meyers, Kimberly Ann Welker, Joshua Grimwood, Roulett Leflore, Margaret Jorgesen.

Opening Reception October 15, 2010, 5:30-7:30 pm

Gallery Reading from the book “Blindness Isn’t Black” October 27, 2010
5:30-6 pm reception, 6-7 pm Reading

Organized by VSA Missouri and curated by Leslie Holt, this exhibition will travel from the Regional Arts Commission to the Black River Arts Gallery in Popular Bluff, MO, the Healing Art Center in Kansas City, MO and Spiva Center in Joplin, MO. VSA Missouri is an emerging statewide organization promoting access to the arts for people with disabilities. They are interested in collaborating with existing efforts and responding to unmet needs in the communities throughout the state. VSA Missouri achieves its mission through partnerships with artist, educators, schools, organizations, advocates and communities throughout the state. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
CURATOR, Leslie Holt
Exhibition runs October 15 – November 28, 2010
Regular gallery hours are Mon. thru Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. & Sun., noon to 5 p.m.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63112
Free parking available in the lot behind The Pageant; some metered street parking available

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 1 October 2010

You are cordially invited to the opening of 7 new exhibits!

Opening Friday, October 1, 2010
Complimentary wine and hors d'oeurves from 5-7p.m.
Galleries open until 8 p.m

Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
Uncommon Objects / Personal Views:
The Collections of Rick Ege and John Foster
October 1, 2010 - January 8, 2011

History of Jazz Gallery
Lourdes Delgado: Jazz in New York - A Community of Visions
October 1, 2010 - January 15, 2011
Exhibition made possible in part by the David S. Millstone Arts Foundation.

Gallery of Photography
Group f.64 & The Modernist Vision: Photographs by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Willard Van Dyke, and Brett Weston
October 1, 2010 - January 15, 2011
Exhibition provided by the Bank of America Art in our Communities

Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
Designing the City: An American Vision
October 1, 2010 - January 15, 2011
Exhibition provided by the Bank of America Art in our Communities

AT&T Gallery of Children's Art
St. Louis ArtWorks Public Art in the Community
October 1, 2010 - January 29, 2011

Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating St. Louis-Area Artists Over 70
October 1, 2010 - February 5, 2011
Exhibition made possible by Peggy Walter Symes, The Delmar Gardens Family, The Hallmark Creve Couer, Brookdale Senior Living, and Missouri Arts Council.

Lucy and Stanley Lopata Sculpture Garden
Cheryl Wassenaar and Stephanie Schlaifer: Re/Collect
October 1, 2010 - Spring 2011

For more information, CLICK HERE

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 8 October 2010

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art will host Kaleidoscope: Works by Mexican Master Leonardo Nierman. The exhibition opens with a 6 p.m. reception on Friday October 8. The exhibition concludes December 31, 2010.

Paintings, tapestries, and sculptures come to life as Nierman's work captures the intensity of the dynamic forces that rule both his view of nature and, as a young man, the music that inspired him to become a classically trained violinist. His work is a rich mixture of elements drawn from personal preference and experience. In it, one finds a diverse interpretation of landscapes, the discoveries of modern science, and Nierman's love of music

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday. 17 September 2010

At The Gallery: September 17 - October 12

Fossilizations: Jacci Delaney. Is it a prehistoric fish in a block of ice? Could be...but lucky for us it's a modern day fish in glass. Delaney is the first person to ever fuse a whole fish or animal in glass. She has perfected a process which leaves the skeleton perfectly intact. The effect is ghostly and beautifully ethereal.

American Landscape: Dave Ulmer. A photographer for over 25 years, Ulmer has captured people and their endeavors all over the world. This exhibit focuses on landscape across America. "Photography scratches my itch as a History student to document the world around me," Ulmer says.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar
about a mile east of the Delmar Loop
Urban Arts Collective welcomes artist Colin Michael Shaw on Sunday, Sept. 19th. A visit with the artist free and open to the public will be held from 11am ­ 2pm. This showing of the painter’s newest works created in the last few months will be the final of three during his residency throughout the entire summer at the Collective which hosts four to five artists at a time for three months tenure. “It has been a great opportunity to work in a progressive St. Louis neighborhood, and a challenge making new work all summer to keep up with my three events. It has been a busy and productive summer.

Urban Arts Collective
adjacent to Urban Eats Café
3301 Meramec
St. Louis, MO 63118

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 15 October 2010

Good Citizen invites you to Scratch & Sniff, new work by Katherine Rhodes Fields.
Opening Reception Friday, Oct. 15, 6-10pm
Oct. 15 - Nov. 13, 2010

Good Citizen invites you to come see (and smell) Scratch and Sniff, new print works by Katherine Rhodes Fields. Scratch and Sniff follows a direction Fields started with her series Finger Lickin' Good, in which she used chicken fat as a print medium. The chicken fat resulted in a transparency in the paper allowing the viewer to see the images (1970's nude centerfolds ) printed on the other side. The chicken fat, once recognized, also resulted in many viewers approach to the work with not just their eyes, but their nose as well. From these observations, Fields generated the ideas for Scratch and Sniff, which would intensify the moment of synesthesia, the stimulation of one sense that leads to a reflexive experience with or stimulation of a second sense, for the viewers.

Scratch and Sniff incorporates the nude female images from late 20th century "men's" magazines. The nudes are placed alongside backgrounds loaded with innuendo, and include a corresponding scent that together provide a synthetic emotional and memory experience for the spectator. The exploitation of sight and smell, on both a physical and conceptual level, appeal to the viewers more animalistic sexual instincts as well as proposing a bit of humor to satiate any visceral responses. Fields work will also be featured on Good Citizen's billboard from October through December.

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

2247 Gravois Ave
St. Louis MO 63104-2852

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 22 October 2010

DAN ANDERSON Guest Curator
Sure Things: Made in Clay
October 22nd Reception 5-8 p.m.

Duane Reed Gallery invites Dan Anderson to curate Sure Things: Made in Clay, an exhibition showcasing “utilitarian pottery and sculptural objects by some of the brightest stars in the ceramic world.” Exhibition runs from October 22nd to November 27th with a reception on October 22nd from 5-8 p.m.

The exhibition includes work from Akia Takamori, Don Reitz, John Balistreri, Kurt Weiser, Frank Boyden, Julia Galloway and Chris Staley. Also included in the exhibit are works from Ron Meyers, Robert Archambeau, Linda Arbuckle, Kevin Snipes, and Ayumi Horie.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108
P. 314.361.4100
F. 314.361.4102

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 22 October 2010

Joseph Piccillo

Opening Reception Friday, October 22 from 5-8p.m.
Exhibit Ends November 27

Duane Reed Gallery presents the latest work of Joseph Piccillo. Gallery hours: Tue through Sat 10-5pm.

Joseph Piccillo's large-scale graphite canvases contrast masculine and feminine line qualities, carefully balancing strength and power beside grace and beauty. The horse and ballerina are his central motif and through his detailed graphite depictions of these elegant creatures, Piccillo captures the dynamic movement of both figures, freezing moments of strength and grace. From the definition of muscle to the veins of the neck, Piccillo moves past the ability to create life-like images and creates a moment suspended in the image. The scale of these graphite canvases alone, demonstrate Piccillo’s mastery of chiaroscuro and naturalistic modeling. Set against the rich blacks of his canvas, each pale figure commands individual attention while at the same time creating narrative dialogues among the figures. The white leaps from the canvas against the ambiguous backdrop and bright splashes of color offer an abstract quality to Piccillo’s work.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108
P. 314.361.4100
F. 314.361.4102

Norton's Fine Art & Framing: Friday, 24 September 2010

Friday, September 24th - Opening Night
‘Scapes: Land-scapes, Figure-scapes and City-scapes by Alvin Horst

This exhibit opens on Friday, September 24th with a reception from 6pm – 8pm. The show continues through Saturday, October 30th. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

This is a comprehensive exhibit of the recent work by Alvin Horst. He prefers to work from the living model and is absorbed by the naturalistic forms of still life. He frequently executes large abstract “figure-scapes” which are landscapes based on elements of the human form. All of his “Scapes”, land-scapes, figure-scapes and city-scapes, capture the essence of the scene with an economy of line and subtle use of color. His limited palette, like Corot’s, is restrained, dominated with browns and blacks (“forbidden colors” among the Impressionists) along with dark and silvery green. Though appearing at times to be rapid and spontaneous, usually his strokes are controlled and careful, and his compositions well-thought out and generally rendered as simply and concisely as possible, heightening the poetic effect of the imagery. As Corot stated, and Horst concurs, “I noticed that everything that was done correctly on the first attempt was more true, and the forms more beautiful.

Regular gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 - 6

Norton's Fine Art & Framing
2025 S. Big Bend Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63117
halfway between I-64 and Manchester Road. Plenty of free parking.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Monday Club: Sunday, 26 September 2010

Shirley Nachtrieb Retrospective Exhibition
September 26- November 2, 2010
Opening reception: September 26, 2 - 4pm

The Monday Club
37 S. Maple Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Off Highway 44 and Elm Street

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 10 September 2010

Kit Keith: New and Used
September 10 - October 16, 2010

Reception for the Artist Friday, September 10 , 6 - 8 pm

Kit Keith paints over thrift store paintings, old magazines, advertisements and other ephemera from the past. She is inspired by “beautiful illustrations” and a time when “everything was done by hand” and the convenience of a computer font was unimaginable. Her iconic portraits of elegant, wistful, figures carefully placed on old maps, ledgers and discarded papers are stoic yet emotive with a story behind each one.

William Shearburn Gallery
4735 McPherson Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Framations: Saturday, 11 September 2010

In Transit
Sept. 2010
Reception: Saturday, Sept. 11, 1 - 4 PM

218 North Main St.
St. Charles, MO

Northern Arts Council: Friday, 10 September 2010

Art Journaling Showcase
Sept. 2010
Reception: Friday, Sept. 10, 7 - 9 PM

Northern Arts Council
27 S. Florissant Rd.
Ferguson, MO

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Three Sinks Gallery: Thursday, 16 September 2010

Three Sinks Gallery presents Limited Edition
Fall 2010 Art & Jewelry Event
September 16th - October 16th, 2010

Please join us for an opening Reception Thursday Sept. 16th, 6 to 9 pm

Featuring works on paper by Julie Campbell, Gonzalo Paramo, Nancy Rogers, Adam Watkins

Contemporary Jewelry by Cookie Lee (
(jewelry available night of reception only)

Three Sinks Gallery
8715 Big Bend Blvd (at big bend and elm ave)
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Schmidt Contemporary Art: Friday, 10 September 2010

September 10 - October 9, 2010
Opening reception: Friday, September 10, 2010 6pm-8pm

Ford Beckman has shown at Schmidt Contemporary Art for over two decades. In 1990 he presented a three venue St. Louis exhibition which Included SCA, Greenberg Gallery and Washington University Gallery of Art. A strong presence in both New York and Europe, Ford flourished first with his large scale black and white reductive paintings and then moved on to more pop imagery of which his clown portraits (which were shown here as well) are the most memorable.

Suddenly, a few years ago he closed both of his New York and Connect studios and moved back to Tulsa with his family quietly abandoning the New York scene. Then equally quietly he opened a studio in Tulsa, and began the body of work which is currently being shown.

The formality and strictness of the early paintings has been abandoned to dramatically gestural strokes and pours. The power which has always emanated from Beckman’s work not only remains, but has been pushed even further and in an unexpected direction. Explosions of color now activate not only the canvas, but our spirit as well as the paintings Pop with activity.

Some art world critics who at times suggest that painting somehow has lost its punch and its ability to evolve would do well to spend some quality time with these refreshing and energizing works.

Gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday from 12:00-5:00; Saturdays from 10:00-4:00.Appointments for other times are encouraged.

615 North Grand
St. Louis, MO 63103
314 575 2648

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Boogaloo: Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Next Wed., September 8, 2010 Michael Bolton will be having a show opening at Boogaloo in the heart of Maplewood.

The show will be from 5-9 pm. with $5 Tapas and wine specials for people that are there to see the show. There will also be happy hour specials as well.

There is plenty of parking in the rear of the building, just turn south on Sutton or Marshall from Manchester to Marietta.

7344 Manchester Rd.
(314) 645-4803

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Contemporary Art Museum: Friday, 10 September 2010

Join Us for Opening Night!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Member Preview Reception, 6:00-7:00 pm
Free admission, cash bar, valet available

Join us in celebrating the opening of our new exhibitions–Richard Artschwager: Hair and Elad Lassry: Sum of Limited Views. In addition, The Front Room presents a special ongoing performative (sic) work by artists Nina Beier and Marie Lund.

New this season, join us for monthly Front Room Happy Hours on the first Thursday of each month! Enjoy free admission, complimentary beer and wine, and a conversation with the curators. Join us at the first Front Room Happy Hour on Thursday, October 7, from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO, 63108
(314) 535-4660

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 10 September 2010

Opening September 10th, Reception 6-8 p.m.
A Solo Exhibition by FREDRICK NELSON: "Intuitive Theories"

Atrium Gallery announces the Opening of the Fall Season with a solo exhibition of new work by Fredrick Nelson. A committed abstractionist, Nelson continues to push his complex, nature based, lush compositions with even more highly refined aesthetic results. The newest works are steeped in brilliant, deep color, with beautifully organized markings, which give form and liveliness to these paintings. The exhibition runs through November 6th. W-Sat 10-6, Sunday 12-4.

4728 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108