Friday, January 14, 2011

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 22 January 2011

Please join us Saturday, January 22, 6-8 p.m. for a FREE reception for two new exhibits

Art Saint Louis is proud to present "Beholder," a multi-media juried exhibit featuring original artworks by 361 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri & Illinois. Please join us Saturday, January 22, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. for a free reception.

"Beholder" was juried by Catharine Magel, artist & public art specialist, St. Louis, MO, and Eric Woods, artist, founder/owner, The Firecracker Press, St. Louis, MO. For this exhibit, 67 St. Louis area artists submitted 118 artworks in all styles & media for our juror's consideration. From those entries, Catharine and Eric selected 47 artworks by 36 artists for the show. Works in this show include ceramics, collage, digital media, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles. Click here to view some of the featured artworks in the exhibit.

The 36 artists selected for the "Beholder" are Kathleen Barnes, Creve Coeur, MO; Aurora Bihler, Edwardsville, IL; Eleanor Borelli, St. Louis; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; Ryan Bredlau, St. Charles, MO; Blake Carroll, Festus, MO; Jennie Collins, University City, MO; Debbie Corson, Kirkwood, MO; Christa Denney, St. Louis; Myles Dickason, St. Louis; Dion Dion, Manchester, MO; David Dolak, Lake St. Louis, MO; Glora Jean Douglas, St. Louis; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; Aaron Heil, Alton, IL; Jim Hutsler, Caseyville, IL; Sheldon Johnson, St. Louis; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Terry Lay, St. Louis; Anne Lindgren, Rolla, MO; Richard McAfee, St. Louis; Shoji Miyazawa, Bethalto, IL; Kitty Mollman, Ladue, MO; Dawson Morgan, Chesterfield, MO; Jay Morthland, St. Louis; Mary Mosblech, St. Louis; Pat Owoc, St. Louis; Therese Pfeifer, Columbia, MO; Matt Pierson, Wentzville, MO; Louis Nahlik, Chesterfield, MO; Chuck Ramsay, St. Louis; Wendy Reitz, Columbia, IL; Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO; Russell Vanecek, Swansea, IL; Jacqueline P. Weatherly, St. Louis; Barbara Zucker, St. Louis.

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

Saturday, January 22, 1-4 p.m. Matt Pierson, drawing/mixed media
Saturday, January 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chuck Ramsay, photography; 1-4 p.m. Valerie Snyder, photography
Saturday, February 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wendy Reitz, mixed media, painting,
1-4 p.m. Jennie Collins, mixed media, painting
Saturday, February 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aurora Bihler, glass
Saturday, February 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aurora Bihler, glass

Presented concurrently with "Beholder" is "Ode," a multi-media exhibition featuring works that echo off/riff on John Keats' poem, "Ode on a Grecian Urn." Curated by artist Mark A. Fisher, the show features works by 14 St. Louis regional artists. Click here to view some of the featured artworks in the exhibit.

The artists featured in "Ode" are John Dean, St. Paul, MO; Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Tim Hahn, Augusta, MO; David Hanlon, St. Louis; Jim Hubbman, St. Charles, MO; Noah Kirby, St. Louis; Alison Oulette-Kirby, St. Louis; Robert Langnas, Florissant, MO; Michael Quintero, Florissant, MO; Russ Rosener, St. Louis; Tony Schanuel, St. Charles, MO; Mark Sheppard, St. Louis; Patty Sheppard, St. Louis; Jennifer Silverberg, St. Louis.

"Ode" is presented in Art Saint Louis' North Gallery and Dion Dion Gallery. The exhibit is on view January 17-February 24, 2011. Free reception: Saturday, January 22, 6-8 p.m.


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