Saturday, April 30, 2011

Neve Shalom Gallery: Saturday, 14 May 2011

Opening Ellen Rosenbaum Photo Exhibit
Images of Mental Illness From the Past In Photography

Saturday, May 14th
Opening and Viewing: 7 PM

Concert: 8:30 PM

Neve Shalom Gallery
1240 Dautel Lane
In the Rainbow Village
St. Louis MO 63146

Friday, April 29, 2011

Miner Square Shopping Center: Saturday, 30 April 2011

Manda Remmen MFA thesis exhibition

To be exhibited in the Miner Square Shopping Center, Glen Carbon, Illinois (located between Sweetie’s and Miss Bailey’s). Exhibition opens Thursday, April 28, 2011 with a reception Saturday, April 30th, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reception is free and open to the public. “Re-Correlation” is open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday noon to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment through May 14, 2011. Her art work deals with the themes of individual history, time, memory and place through installations inspired by family history.

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 6 May 2011

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to host Sun-Smith-Foret: Final Cut. The exhibition begins with a 6 p.m. opening reception on Friday, May 6.

Over 30 tapestries, ranging from small pieces to wall-sized installations, represent Smith-Foret's interpretation of classic film and cinema. Smith-Foret uses the African American textile technique of strip piecing which uses brightly colored strips, multiple patterning, and appliqué. The result is compelling graphic imagery that conveys her interpretation of the tone and color of film genres that include Westerns; Women in Film; African-American films; and Global Cinema.

The tapestries are not only visual reinterpretations of classic films, but vignettes about the actors, directors, fictional and historical figures, and often the making and aftermath of the actual film

The textiles invite the viewer, visually, and by nature of the material, into a psychological conversation that envelopes like a quilt on a bed.

MindWorks Gallery: Friday, 29 April 2011

The Opening Reception at MindWorks Gallery this evening at 6-9pm.
"At The Crossroads of Reality and imagination"
Chesterfield Mall upper level (Sears Wing)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 7 May 2011

Impossible Vacation
Tommy Hartung, Thomas Helbig, Tony Matelli, Lin May, John McAllister, Scott Olson, Virginia Overton, and Mitzi Pederson

Opening reception Saturday evening May 7, 7-10 pm, Continues through June 4.

Impossible Vacation attempts to assert the primacy of the artist, proposing a reduced curatorial role in mediating the interaction between art and its audience. Discarding any organizing construct and foregrounding discrete artworks, this exhibition urges each contribution's independent consideration, unencumbered by any edict or secondary scholarship. Impossible Vacation sees the gallery space as a simple machine for the transmission of art to the viewer, declining to contrive connections or contextualize the works on view beyond the terms defined by the artists themselves. In adopting this institutional distance, the artworks and the exhibition are freed from superfluous interpretation, cultivating fuller experiences of uncertainty and understanding without capitulating to expectations for articulated linearity, resolution, or codification.

4568 Manchester Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110

Art Dimensions Gallery: Friday, 3 June 2011

Roz Flax – Retrospective
Join us at the ArtD Gallery and Studios for an opening reception Friday June 3rd at 6pm.
The entire Roz Flax will be on exhibited in a silent auction. A live auction will be held at 8pm.
Silent auction books close at 9pm.

Roz Flax was instrumental in bringing “chalk talks” to various venues in the U.S. and abroad. Using a large easel, giant pieces of chalk, and music, Roz reached across the language barrier and spoke to audiences in countries such as Peru and Japan with themes that emphasized the goal of unity and world peace. She used multiple media and techniques to explore the intrinsic patterns in the natural world and urban settings. Her love of calligraphy and design transformed quotations of the sages, messages for social change, and her own poetry into works of art. Viewing Roz’s art in this retrospective reveals the complexity of her personal journey and the multi-dimensional role of the artist in modern times.

Art Dimensions Gallery
2720 Cherokee
St. Louis, Missouri

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 20 May 2011

LAURA BEARD: Thick and Smooth
May 20 – July 2, 2011
Opening Reception Friday, May 20, from 6 to 9 pm
Project Room: Charles P. Reay: Recent Sculptures
Front Room: Charles P. Reay: Metamorphosis
Media Room: Ben Weiner: Na + (aq) + C5H8NO → (aq) NaC5H8NO4(s)
Public Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, May 20 from 5 to 9 pm

Laura Beard’s new paintings and drawings continue her exploration of the primary impulse of abstraction by focusing on the direction and texture of each brushstroke. By using this technique, the paintings take on a structured chaos that is both powerful and energetic. Through pure abstraction, the work strives to engage the emotional impact of color, the structure of human instinct and the complexity of a deliberately flexible process. This unique flexibility allows for the evolution of each new work to build on the experiences of the last. The paintings remain open to change at all stages due to the complex process Beard undertakes in their construction, resulting in each painting’s own evolving language. The final layers of refinement, the “thick and smooth”, ignited Beard to create a body of work that defies any simple explanation or description. The work seeks to illuminate its viewers through a message of experienced intention, as well as a heightened awareness that is essential to the painted truth that the artist represents.

In the Project Room and the Front Room, Charles Reay’s first solo exhibition at the Bruno David Gallery titled Recent Sculptures and Metamorphosis. Charles (Chip) Reay’s studio is an intensely personal space, a space removed from the routines of everyday life, where he can indulge his imagination. It is a space, where free association, experimentation, trials and errors, encourages the outpouring of his creative mind. In his studio, there are no rules or standards of taste or beauty. It is a space for pure expression. In this current exhibition, Chip shares his studio space with the public, transporting an abbreviation of his treetop studio-sanctuary at his home in St. Louis County to the gallery. Viewers can walk into Chip’s world and stand amongst the exuberant variety of objects and ideas that fuel his practice: collections, collages, toys, sketches, clippings, an auto violin, a boy’s letter to Santa Claus proclaiming his goodness, a faceoff between Mickey and a real mouse, mannequins, maquettes, photographs, gatherings of memory infused eye candy. The mysterious arrangements and surprising juxtapositions installed in the two gallery spaces encourage the unconscious mind to kick in and transport viewers to exciting new realms of the imagination. This first-hand glimpse into Chip’s creative mind is a unique opportunity to learn about wellsprings and the artistic process.

Following the studio experience in the Front Room of the gallery, viewers can walk to the Project Room where Chip’s sculptures are displayed. A dramatic contrast to the chaos of the studio space, this room represents the result of his artistic process. Here, viewers can appreciate each sculpture with the added understanding of the infinite web of ideas beneath the surface. This show engages viewers with works of art from the perspective of the artist, an experience that no lovers of art should miss.

Chip’s exhibition coincides with the Second Annual Beacon Festival, running from May 30th through June 6th. A full schedule of the festival is available at There will be a special celebration for the artist during the festival on Tuesday, May 31st, at 5:30 p.m. at Bruno David Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

In the Media Room, the gallery presents a new video work by Ben Weiner titled Na + (aq) + C5H8NO → (aq) NaC5H8NO4(s). Weiner’s new body of work has given way to a collection of stop-motion videos. Composed of thousands of photographs of synthetic materials, these videos are constructed like moving paintings. While his paintings are based on one or several photographic images, Weiner’s videos assemble a long series of photographs into a narrative of abstracted imagery. Each image in the video amplifies the texture, luminosity and elasticity of a material in order to strip it of its function and focus on its inherent illusionistic properties. As viewers, we watch in awe as the vaguely familiar substances coalesce into a mysterious flow of abstraction.

On the BDG East-Wall, the gallery presents a temporary life-size woodblocks and paper cutouts installation by Swoon (Caledonia Curry). Several other cutouts will be located around the city of St. Louis. The installation is in conjunction with the SGC International Conference hosted by Washington University in St. Louis - Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. The installation will be up until fully disintegrated.

3721 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 3 June 2011

Mad Art Gallery hosting a gallery showing of art work by Aunia Kahn and Mike Turney.
"Cross Contamination"
June 3rd – June 24th, 2011
OPENS: Friday June 3rd, 2010 / 7pm - 11pm

“Cross Contamination” is a collaborative art exhibition featuring the works of Aunia Kahn and Mike Turney. Kahn’s work will encompass works from her many series including some making their exhibition debut. Mike will be displaying pieces from his RELIGICONAPHILIA series. This series incorporates found object assemblage and iconic symbology to bring forth thought provoking sculptures of metal, glass and wood.

Mad Art Gallery
2727 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Monday, April 25, 2011

Aisle 1 Gallery: Friday, 6 May 2011

Character Analysis, works by Joey Potts
Opening reception at Aisle 1 Gallery
May 6, 2011 from 7-11pm.

Joey Potts' artworks consist of clean, bold ink drawings, colorful acrylic paintings, sporadic assemblages, animations, graphic prints and collage for apparel, posters, album covers, music videos, and limited edition prints. Potts’ influences include classic cartoons and animation, skateboarding, Renaissance Art, toys, religious iconography, Abstract Art, science fiction, movies, Psychedelic Art, music, and nature.

Saturday May 7 Noon - 9 pm Cherokee Street’s Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival
Located at the corner of Texas and Cherokee and just two blocks from the Cinco Festivities.
The opening party is Friday, the gallery will be open during the Peoples Joy Parade Saturday at noon, and will be celebrating late into the evening, so stop by or visit their booth at the festival and check out these vibrant paintings and illustrations. Limited edition prints, wears, and original pieces will be on sale in both locations

View the exhibition during gallery hours or by appointment and on our website

Aisle 1 Gallery
2627 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Friday, April 22, 2011

Framations: Friday, 6 May 2011

Northside Art Association will exhibit their work once again at Framations Art Gallery starting May 6. This exhibit is open to work from their membership and will be displayed through June 9. Northside Art Association began in 1955, when a group of artists gathered at the Pine Lawn library to discuss their paintings. They have grown much since that time, now offering monthly paintings, critique groups, a spring and fall workshop, and more recently, a website to share information about their organization. This exhibit will open with a Free Reception on Friday, May 6 from 6-8 pm.

Also on display from May 6 - June 9 will be a photography exhibit of work by Brad Lee Dale North. In Gallery Two, the exhibit entitled Northern Exposure, will display North's love of nature and his personal journeys through his photographs.

For more information about these exhibits, including the full entry information for Beyond the Lens, visit For more information about this and other upcoming exhibits at Framations, call the gallery at 636-724-8313 or email

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Art Trends Gallery: Friday, 29 April 2011

Jim Trotter
April 29 1-6 PM
Book Signing and Sale 20% off any trotter piece of art, or Book

703 Long Rd.Crossing Dr.
One block west of Long Rd,Chesterfield Airport Rd

Hoffman Lachance Contemporary: Friday, 6 May 2011

May 6th - May 28th 2011
Opening reception May 6th from 6pm - 10pm
Group show Curated by Michael Wille

Ruptures: Zachary Buchner - Melissa Oresky - Michael Perrone - Thomas Vance - Jeffrey Cortland Jones Linnea Paskow - Trew Schreifer - Michael Wille - Gianna Commito - Jared Sprecher - John Kissick -

Ruptures includes the paintings of eleven contemporary artists who each thinks progressively about painting and abstraction. As I see it, each artist invests in her/his own studio practice, making paintings that are similarly engaged in what the image is about in addition to how it visually participates in the contemporary dialogue of abstract painting. I have chosen painters whose works function as ruptures in the seams of contemporary abstraction. These paintings assert themselves based on their own value system, and force you to slow down and take notice. These paintings seek pathways to both engage in the large, complicated history of abstract painting but also fight to find one's own stance in relation to it. This exhibition boasts a vast range of work from the crudely drawn to the overtly composed, from the beautiful orchestration of color to the seemingly casual look of another.

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood 63143

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 22 April 2011

Bachelor of Arts Senior Exhibition
April 22nd-29th, 2011
Opening Reception: 6-8pm Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Please join us this Friday as thirteen candidates for the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Webster University's Department of Art exhibit work that ranges from paintings and sculpture to video and mixed media.

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am – 5pm or by appointment

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 22 A pril 2011

In collaboration with Cinema St. Louis, the Sheldon Art Galleries presents the exhibition "Vincentennial: The Legacy of Vincent Price" from April 22 – August 6, 2011. A free opening reception at the Sheldon Art Galleries will be held on Friday, April 22, from 6 – 8 p.m. Cinema St. Louis will hold a Vincentennial film festival from May 19 - May 28, 2011. More information on the film festival is available at

An examination of Price's life and legacy, Vincentennial: The Legacy of Vincent Price will feature a collection of Price mementos, heirlooms, images, artifacts and memorabilia and will be displayed in the Ann Lee and Wilfred Konneker Gallery and an adjoining room at The Sheldon. The exhibition is curated by Tom Stockman. The Sheldon is located at 3648 Washington Boulevard, around the corner from the Fabulous Fox Theatre, where Vincent Price's film debut, Service Deluxe, premiered in 1938. Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Noon – 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, Noon – 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and one hour prior to Sheldon performances and during intermission. Admission is free. For more information on the exhibition visit the galleries' website at

The exhibit is compiled from local and national collections and highlights include Vincent Price's baby shoes; his baby book, which chronicles his birth and includes his baby mittens, locks of hair and other items; his high school yearbook; a sympathy letter Vincent Price wrote to Evie Karloff on the death of his friend, Boris Karloff; a drawing by Price of the actress Helen Hayes when they were on-stage in London in the 1930s; his SAG and AFTRA cards; a postcard to Vincent Price from Ernest Hemingway; theatre programs and movie posters; awards he received; and life-size figures of characters he played (one wearing an original costume he wore in the film House of Wax) among other items.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Syndicate Building: Saturday 16 April 2011

Eighteen Hours LaTer is a multimedia exhibit showcasing the artistic adventures of 27 selected St. Louis area artists.

Opening Reception Saturday, April 16, 6-9 pm. Additional viewing thru May 5 by appointment, contact Paul LaFlam, 314.436.9374

The selected are Thomas Shepherd, Lana Camp , Robin Lewis, Sean Posey, Angeles Jonske, Craig Downs, Tonya Yates, Greg Smith, Jennifer Griggs, Julie Malone, Valerie Rippey, Daniel File, Jeff Kapfer, De’Joneiro Jones, Will Hanson, Emma Johannah, Mary Walton, John Blair, Meghan White, Michael Bolton, Arleana Holtzmann, Grace Kettenbrink, Rhonda Lemay, Paul LaFlam, Connie LaFlam, Diane DeVaughn and Charity Tovrea.

Syndicate Building
915 Olive St (10th and Olive downtown)
4th and 5th floor Galleries
St. Louis, M) 63101
Street Parking, no need to feed meters on weekends or park in the 9th Street Garage, enter on Olive, 2 hrs free parking with voucher received with any purchase at Schnucks Culinaria.

New Wagner Gallery: Friday, 29 April 2011

MFA Thesis Exhibition. Exhibition of recent paintings and drawings focuses on the tensions between intuitive mark making and quiet inspection. Works reflect upon invention and observation, abstraction and representation and what is sensitive versus what is squalid to create invented spaces and environments of refuse.

Opening reception April 29th 6-9pm. SIU-Edwardsville Art & Design Building. New Wagner Gallery. Virtual Show card at

Atrium Gallery: Thursday, 14 April 2011

Enjoy the beautiful weather with a glass of wine & a few others tomorrow evening for Atrium's new program Hot Thursdays.
Spend Happy Hour at Atrium Gallery every Thursday evening from 5-7pm. Each Thursday will feature a new contemporary art piece + complimentary wine, Relax, enjoy, learn & view the scene from our balcony, Hot Thursdays will run from the beginning of April through the summer

Regular hours:Wednesday - Saturday, 10 - 6, Sunday, 12 - 4, Tuesday by appointment.
Atrium Gallery
in the hip Central West End
4728 McPherson Ave.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Saturday, 16 April 2011

Alison Jackson: Kate and Wills (officer)
April 9 - 29, 2011
High Tea Reception: Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 3pm-5pm
Hours: By appointment only.

Alison Jackson's photography examines the modern cult of the celebrity by showing them ostensibly caught unawares, revealing what we imagine behind closed doors. The work hovers between parody and realism by seeming to break down the carefully masked private lives of public figures. But of course all the figures in her photographs are dopplegangers. Her eye turns the magical celebrity image around and makes it palpable in its inherent absurdity asking us the question: What can the public know of people whom they do not, in

ST. LOUIS MO 63116

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 13 May 2011

The exhibit, “Untold Stories: Photo-collages by Sandra Matthews,” will be on display in the
Bonsack Gallery from April 15 through May 13.

Two projects that explore fragments of narrative in different ways are represented in the larger
“Untold Stories” exhibit. The pieces in the “Homeland Scrolls” series are made up of layered
landscape elements, resembling an archeology of buried histories. The “Timelines” series
includes portraits of individuals made over intervals of months, years or decades. Their implicit
personal narratives are set against a backdrop of newspaper fragments. Matthews states that in
both projects, she is interested in the partialness and complexity of what is transmitted between
one generation and the generations that follow.

All are invited to a public closing reception hosted by the artist from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on Friday,
May 13. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public.

The Bonsack Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 15 April 2011

April 15 - May 6, 2011. Opening reception Friday April 15, 2011 7PM - 11PM
Closing reception May 6, 2011 7PM - 11PM.

The Concrete Ocean Art Gallery invites you, this Friday evening, April 15, 2011, to our April exhibit "Paintings", by Andy Brandmeyer. The bold richness of Brandmeyer's documentary paintings of people, places, and ideas is achieved through his personal experiences, mark making, drawing, and paint application to create a physical history upon each canvas. These paintings are worthy of close inspection and contemplation, as not only is this young artist's painting style a joy to be absorbed, but also the relationships and potential meanings between the objects within the scene.

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery
2257 S. Jefferson @Shenandoah
St Louis, MO 63104
314-448-1796, or 314-497-0199

RAC Gallery: Friday, 29 April 2011

“A Group of Similar Beings” Photography Exhibit
CURATOR: Carol Shapiro

Opening Friday, April 29, 5:30 to 8:30 pm (free and open to the public)
Exhibit runs from April 29 to June 5
Gallery Hours: M-F 9 to 5 Sat & Sun noon to 5

Louis Kelly, Carol Shapiro, Barb Steps, and Linda Yust are four photographers who complement each other’s work and enjoy each other’s individual strengths.

Kelly’s photographs range from evocative black and white seascapes to intense colorful close-ups of flowers. He explains that “Photography chose me, consumed me, overwhelmed me and set me on a visionary journey” which began in 1993 when he was taking photographs of construction progress for MetroLink. From mountains at twilight to a private courtyard overflowing with green plants and bright flowers, Shapiro’s photos can be profound and humorous at the same time. Steps photographs her travels with a deft hand. “In my photographs” she explains, “I share with others the little moments that, when captured, compose life.” Photography has been Yust’s passion for more than 20 years. An avid nature buff all her life, her favorite subjects include small animals, birds, flowers and rural scenes. Travel photography later became a large part of her portfolio.

The Gallery at The Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112
across from The Pageant
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking

Monday, April 11, 2011

May Gallery: Friday, 15 April 2011

End of the Run:
Photographs from the Final Batches

1 - 29 April 2011
Photograph and design: Lisa Lauber and Scott Layne
Gala reception and book release Friday, 15 April, 5-7 pm, in the gallery.

Panel discussion featuring Arnold H. Drapkin, former Picture Editor of TIME, The Weekly Newsmagazine, and Grant Steinle, Vice President of Operations at Dwayne's Photo, the last lab in the world to process Kodachrome.
Friday, 15 April, 3 pm, Sverdrup 101.

Hear us on Cityscape on St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 FM, that same morning, at 11 am.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 29 April 2011

JANE BIRDSALL-LANDER: The Poetry of Objects
April 29th through June 11th
Opening Reception Friday, April 29th, 5-8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

In her recent sculptural wall pieces artist Jane Birdsall-Lander reconfigures found objects and then binds them together with pigment stained waxed linen thread to build a group of primal alphabet forms. Made from cast offs such as salvage wooden canes these pieces have the prehensile tension of primitive objects while at the same time they are elegant and seamlessly crafted. Conceptually the sculptures are inspired by the artist’s interest in the evolution of pictographs and ideographs into the modern alphabet as well as her desire to incorporate recycled artifacts into the sculptures. Her object and signs each designed to correspond with a letter and to the physical symbols from which that letter was derived project a hands width from the wall cast shadows on the wall above and below. The waxed linen thread that circles parts of the forms binds the past with the present in a way that makes sense on both an intuitive and an aesthetic level.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 16 April 2011

Please join us next Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. for a FREE reception for our new exhibit, "Honor Awards 2011"

Art Saint Louis proudly presents our newest exhibit, "Honor Awards 2011," on view in the Gallery April 18-May 19, 2011. This year's exhibit was curated by Marilu Knode, Executive Director, Laumeier Sculpture Park, and Aronson Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Please join us next Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. for a free reception for this exhibit.

"Honor Awards 2011" presents recent works by 10 St. Louis regional artists who received Awards of Excellence for their works in Art Saint Louis juried shows during 2010. The multi-media exhibit features works in digital media, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, and video.

Featured artists for "Honor Awards 2011" are Christa Denney, St. Louis; Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; Travis Hall, St. Louis; SJ Hammack, St. Louis; Khara Koffel, Jacksonville, IL; Rob Millard-Mendez, Evansville, IN; Anthony Michael Philip, St. Louis; Sun Smith-Fôret, Elsah, IL; Rena Wood, St. Louis.

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

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

AJ Brewington: Fridau, 8 April 2011


Join us for cocktails and appetizers at our first show at the new location.
Friday April 8 6-9pm
- valet parking -

AJ Brewington
Pierce Arrow Bldg (CWE)
4814 Washington
Suite 230

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 10 June 2011

Opening Reception, Friday June 10 - 6-10 pm
June 10 - July 9 2011

partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers will feature the work of Mimi Kato. Her photographs deal with subjects and formats from historical Japanese art which traditionally depict seasons, nature, and landscapes crowded with people acting out the stories of each era. Adding her own contemporary twist and drawing upon her own childhood memories, Kato creates hybrid landscapes where her contemporary narratives reveal themselves.

Kato plays the roll of each character in these narratives herself. She sews the costumes, creates the scene, and directs the narrative, creating what she refers to as "one person theater". Her poses and gestures are influenced by the theatrical performances of Japanese comedy (Kyogen) and the contemporary Butoh style. The narratives in her photographs are based on stereotypes, extracting typical routines, accidents, and misadventures, which summarize common stories from the Japanese press. Examples of Mimi Kato's work can be found at

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

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

Maplewood Harp Attack ArtsWalk: Friday, 8 April 2011

This Friday, April 8 from 6-9PM

Maplewood Harp Attack ArtsWalk Featuring live harp music by the students of Terri Langerak

Here's the lineup:

Blue InnerView: Cyanotype Photographs by Jane Linders
Presented by S. Carmody Photography 2707 Sutton Blvd. 63143
(314) 401-8089
Show runs through May 31, 2011 and is free and open to the public.
Silpada Jewelry will also be featured for display and sale.

Botanical Photographs by Sarah Carmody
Presented by Pixie's Hair Design 2709 Sutton Blvd. 63143 (314) 605-8417

Outliers: New Abstract Paintings by Jeremy Rabus
Presented by Hoffman LaChance Contemporary 2713 Sutton Blvd. 63143
(314) 960-5322
Show runs until April 30.

Big-time Art
Turner Center for the Arts has a potpourri of events and activities including:
A huge program-wide group exhibition from 5PM - 9PM
Free Tango class 7PM - 9PM
PLUS: live music, food, drink, etc. to celebrate 5 years in the Arts and TCA's newly re-acquired non-profit status.
109 Sutton Blvd. (314)781-4440

Studies in Texture by George Malek
Norton's Fine Art & Framing presents George Malek's "Painterly Approach to Defining Textures Found Both in Nature and Made by Man".
2025 S. Big Bend Blvd. (314) 645-4040 or
Show runs through April 30.

Art Exhibit by Arlene Ligori
Madosky Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center
2175 Big Bend Blvd (314) 645-8805

Where the Pavement Ends: Fine Art Photography by Alicia Hoyt
Studio Altius 2301 South Big Bend Blvd. (New Location)
(314) 769-9769
Show runs through May 6th

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 15 April 2011

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to host Yingzue Zuo: A Blend of Styles. The exhibition opens on Friday, April 15 with a 6 p.m. reception. The exhibition will continue until May 29.

Yingxue Zuo melds ancient techniques from his birthplace in China with those of contemporary Western practice. The Blend of Style exhibition features oil paintings that depict rural and industrial Chinese landscapes.

Zuo is driven by the intense urge to pursue a sense of evolutionary change and growth in his artwork, and considers the natural world as an infinite resource for his plein air style painting. He is inspired by the natural world, which he translates into works of art, ranging from sketches, oil paintings, woodblock prints, and Chinese ink paintings.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Soulard Art Market: Friday, 8 April 2011

"NEW BEGINNINGS", the first Spring show at SAM finds its inspiration from new life, new love, new ideas and new talent. We are asking seasoned artists to show us something fresh and new artists to show us what they have. Come see the works of over 50 artists
Friday, April 8, 7-10PM
Live music and refreshments

Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Gallery
2028 S 12 st
St Louis

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 8 April 2011

Young Artists' Showcase at the St. Louis Artists' Guild
Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 2011, 6pm to 8pm
Exhibition Dates: April 8, 2011 to May 6, 2011

The Young Artists' Showcase is an all media exhibition of local high school students' artwork. All students between the ages of 15 and 19 years old and living within 150 miles of the St. Louis Artists' Guild are eligible to enter. Schools represented this year include Ladue Horton Watkins High School, DeSmet Jesuit High School, Nerinx Hall High School, Webster Groves High School, and the Parkway and Hazelwood School Districts.

The juror of the 2011 Young Artists' Showcase isTuan Nguyen, a visual artist and educator.

Also on exhibit:

"I Breathe. I Walk." by Kristen Fleischmann (Solo Gallery)

"Eggsperimental" & "My Best Work" by the St. Louis Artists' Guild's Photography Section (Members' Gallery)

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

Luminary Center for the Arts: Friday, 8 April 2011

The Luminary Center for the Arts is pleased to present the international group exhibition How to Disappear, which brings together five innovative artists that offer divergent how-to manuals on dropping out of society, records of vanishment and satirical takes on the dissolution of self. The exhibition features work from Ben Alper, Young Hae-Chang's HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Cayetano Ferrer, Claire Fontaine, Tatiana Grigorenko and Seth Price.

Also opening in the installation space is Charles Gick's site-specific installation entitled Three Clouds in Waiting. Three Clouds places Gick's paintings within a barren landscape created by a thick slab of dried mud, offering new resonances between painting, sculpture and the natural environment.

Join us for the opening reception from 6-9pm on Friday, April 8th.

For more information, visit

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 15 April 2011

We would like to extend an invitation to Anybody Everybody, Washington University's BFA printmaking thesis show. These works represent the culmination of a year's worth of concentrated research and art-making. Featuring twelve senior printmakers, Anybody Everybody demonstrates the potential for printmaking to engage a contemporary audience in an investigation of critical issues.

The opening reception is on Friday, April 15th, from 6-9pm at the Des Lee Gallery. The show will also be open the day after, Saturday, from 1-6pm.

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 22 April 2011

Jose Ferreira: Wandering Thomas
Opening Reception, Friday April 22 - 6-10 pm
April 22 - May 28 2011

Wandering Thomas will include a recent body of work in which Jose Ferreira explores the notion of doubt embodied as a state between belief and disbelief. Through a series of photographs and works on paper, he emphasizes a state of reality in which the mind remains suspended between two contradictory propositions, unable to assent to either. Wandering Thomas refers to Caravaggio's The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (c. 1602), where Thomas's only way of being convinced of Christ's resurrection is by probing his wounds. This concept is extended metaphorically to spaces in the city, which harbor a deep symbolic resonance of being in transition-spaces and states that are constantly in-between.

Doubt brings into question the notion of "reality". It is a common form of psychological discord, with the rational part of one's thought involved in weighing evidence, without which belief has no real substance. Søren Kierkegaard has suggested that, for one to truly possess belief, one would also require a questioning of those beliefs. Decisions in politics, ethics, and law, which frequently determine the course of individual life, place great importance on doubt, and often foster elaborate adversarial processes to carefully sort through the evidence.

The photographs in the exhibition present the viewer with tactile, yet evanescent phenomena, which privilege natural elements, confusing our sense of time and space. In these works, ephemeral, unpredictable veils of mist, smoke, and pollution often obscure the metropolis, such that the concrete is displaced by the temporal, the human-made dwarfed by the phenomenal, and the viewer is disarmed by a suddenly unfamiliar space.

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

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