Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mad Art: Friday, 5 August 2011

Mad Art Gallery proudly presents Past/Passed by Robots, an exhibit by Keith Buchholz and Jeffrey Sass. This exhibit opens on Friday, August 5, 2011, with a free opening reception from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. This exhibit continues through Saturday, August 27, 2011. Music by DJ Rob Levy. Prizes for those who attend the opening in a robot costume.

This exhibit examines the year long exploration/collaboration by artists Keith Buchholz and Jeffrey Sass. Over the past year, Buchholz and Sass have developed a travelogue using a small toy robot's journey of discovery on Route 66 as metaphor for the homogenization of the American cultural, historical, and mental landscape. The works are multi media, ranging from painting and collage to boxworks and sculpture, to create works that both reflect on and develop an alternate history of the fabled road.

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

RAC Gallery: Friday, 5 August 2011

I Hear You by Lyndsey Scott

Gallery Opening: Friday, August 5 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Thursday, August 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Exhibit continues through September 4

Beginning in 2009, every year Critical Mass awards four artists a stipend of $1,000 each to assist them in creating work and expanding their horizons in these tough economic times. In 2010, artists Emily Hemeyer, Sarah Paulsen, Alex Petrowsky and Lyndsey Scott received the award as creative operating capital in recognition of their outstanding work. This exhibition features their painting, performance art, documentary film and animation techniques, and concepts of green lifestyles for the future.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

RAC Gallery: Friday, 29 July 2011

The Regional Arts Commission and St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographers J.B. Forbes and Robert Cohen present "Journalists for Joplin," an exhibit of photos taken in Joplin immediately following the tornado.

The exhibit/benefit runs from 6 to 9 pm, Friday, July 29, at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd, across from The Pageant. The photos will also be on display Saturday, July 30. Free parking is available behind The Pageant.

Admission to "Journalists for Joplin" is free but donations are requested. All photographs will be sold via silent auction and proceeds will help victims of the tornado. Schiller's Photo is donating
printing and mounting of all the photographs.

For more information contact

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Vino Gallery: Friday, 5 August 2011

New Paintings by Robert Treece & Myles Keough

Opening Reception Friday, August 5th, 6pm-9pm
Viewing through September 3rd

Join us at The Vino Gallery on Friday, August the 5th, from 6pm to 9pm. We will be featuring new artwork from Robert Treece and Myles Keough. The exhibit will be on display through September the 3td. Mention that you heard abouth this event on and receive 10% off your purchase.

The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday, 16 July 2011

THE HEAT IS ON! (actually, first-ever central AC cooled exhibition)





Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 22 July 2011

Duane Reed Gallery is pleased to announce a special one weekend only exhibition!

Opening Friday July 22nd - 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday July 23rd - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday July 24th - Noon - 4:00 PM

4729 McPherson Ave.LinkSt. Louis, MO 63108
314.361.4102 fax

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Syndicate Building: Saturday 22 July 2011

Join us for the opening reception of Creative Heatwave, July 23-Aug27, 2011.

Opening Reception, Saturday, July 23, 6-9pm,
Open House, Sunday, July 31, 10am-4pm as a stop on the Contemporary Museum’s City wide Open Studios tour.

Creative Heatwave is a non-themed exhibit featuring new creative expressions from 21 selected area artists: Janiece Senn, Jennifer Griggs, Alizarin Rose, Robin Lewis, Christine Ilewski, Jenny Guss, Meghan White, Netta Sadovsky, Mark Swain, Megan Rieke, Trenna Edwards, Matthew Rosenfeld, Michael Papillo, Sean Posey, Larry Lanius, Dan Jaboor, De’Joneiro Jones, Zack Drier, Teresa Militello, Paul and Connie LaFlam.

Syndicate Building
915 Olive Street
4th and 5th floor galleries
St. Louis, Mo. 63101

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday. 15 July 2011

Third Friday Free Party at Third Degree Glass Factory: Opera, Maple Jam rock 'n' blues, hot art, cool entertainment.

Glassblowing demonstrations begin at 6 p.m. Watch glass artists create beauty from molten glass. Drink of the Month: Sangria. Art Lotto...Buy a drink, get a ticket. Tickets drawn at the top of the hour for selected glass pieces created by Third Degree artists. You win, you take it home.

6:45 pm. Opera! Union Avenue Opera performers come to Third Degree to
present a few fave selections from Turandot and UAO's upcoming season.

8 pm. Maple Jam. Ohhh Yeah! St. Louis’ own acoustic rock and blues band serves up a hot and tasty mix of upbeat cover and original tunes. No cover charge...ever.

Gallery Opening: On view through August 16
1. Riffing on Dance: David Lancaster. Lancaster presents his newest-never-seen-before body of work. A powerful and highly expressive series of gum prints of dancers from Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) and abstracted, multimedia sculptures based on the photographs.

2. Form & Function: Addison Hanna and Willie Haynes. Hanna and Haynes, both in the glass program at Emporia State University, KS, team up to show a variety of glass working styles with the focus on functional
pieces that have interesting form.

8:45 pm. Fiery Theatrics with Fire Technicians Performance Troupe. See them spin it, breathe it, juggle it, and hoop it. After the sun goes down.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis 63108

SLU Museum of Art: Friday,15 July 2011

In partnership with Stray Rescue of St. Louis, the Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to once again host the 2011 installment of Urban Wanderers, a fundraising exhibition in which area artists will paint, illustrate, photograph, and sculpt an abandoned or abused pit bull or pit bull mixed breed that has been given a second chance due to the rescue efforts of the Stray Rescue staff. The exhibition will begin with an opening reception on Friday, July 15 at 6 p.m. The exhibition continues until Sunday, August 28.

Following the highly successful 2010 Urban Wanderers exhibition, the 2011 show will bring to light the common misconceptions regarding the pit bull and other "bully breeds."

Urban Wanderers will showcase the pit bull's loyalty, attentiveness, and athleticism, and attempt to dispel the false perception that the pit bull is born aggressive and dangerous. The pit bull is proof that dogs thrust into dog fighting and other deplorable conditions are victims of human callousness and cruelty, rather than being bred as such.

In addition to the brushes, pencils, and clay used by participating artists, the rescued dogs of Stray Rescue will use their paws, tails, and/or 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. 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.

Please leave your pets at home.

For more info, please call 314.977.2666, or visit

Framations: Friday, 29 July 2011

On June 1, 2006, Framations expanded their framing business to their location on Main Street in St. Charles. This location added a new feature - room for an art gallery and a way of incorporating local artists into their shop. Now it is five years later and Framations will celebrate their anniversary at their next opening reception on July 29 from 6-8 pm. As a thank you to their customers, the first 25 people to arrive at the reception starting at 6pm will receive a $10 Gift Certificate. And as always, the opening reception is free and open to the public.

The Main Gallery will feature works by Pat Bistline and Linda Wilmes. Pat Bistline's exhibit, Everything and Anything, promises to display her range of work, which includes landscapes, people, wildlife, as well as traditional still life. Painting in oil, she has studied both nationally and internationally and feels "I can give back through the imagery that comes from my hands and spirit. " In a retrospective exhibit called Then and Now, Linda Wilmes will display a sampling of work spanning several decades. As Linda's work has evolved, she has explored her talents in watercolors, oil, acrylic, pastels, as well as in pencil. These two exhibits will be featured in the Main Gallery and will continue through September 1, 2011.

Also on display at Framations from July 29 - September 1 will be an exhibit combining the works of Ken Farris and Lisa Thomas, who are both artists and cousins. Lisa, working primarily in colored pencil, focuses in on the details of images and draws the viewer in to experience them up close. Ken works in a variety of media including watercolor, acrylic and oil. Fascinated by nature, Ken often reminisces on past travels through his paintings.

Hours: Tues - Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5, Closed Mondays.

218 North Main Street,
St. Charles, MO 63301

Friday, July 08, 2011

Aisle 1 Gallery: Saturday, 16 July 2011

I Am Art ... Where the Body is Canvas

I Am Art is a photography/live art exhibition that celebrates self expression via the human form.

Saturday, July 16, 2011, 7-11pm

Aisle 1 Gallery
2627 Cherokee
St. Louis, Mo 63118

Compônere Gallery: Sunday, 10 July 2011

Please join us at Compônere Gallery of Art in the Delmar Loop this Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m., as we launch the official opening of two exhibits that will be showcased in Gallery III through July 30.

Exhibit One: Tree Ribbons by Eleanor D. W. Ruder
media: sumi-e ink on rice paper
I was introduced to the art of sumi-e painting in May 2001, during a 17-day tour of China that included three sumi-e painting workshops. The focal point of the works in my exhibit is trees. I love and never cease to find inspiration in trees, and in these sumi-e paintings, I strive to capture the grace and tenacity of these life-affirming symbols. I am pleased to share the joy I feel in interpreting this centuries-old art form.

Exhibit Two: Contained Spaces by Clinton L. Berry
media: functional ceramics
True to Clinton¹s interest in creating objects that are both artistic and functional, his exhibit includes works based in everyday use. As Clinton forms the individual pieces, he pays particular attention to the interior of the form, the inside curve of a bowl, the area defined by the handle of a teapot--the contained spaces. The rich glazes that Clinton selects are in a wide range of hues that are enhanced as the pieces are fired in a soda vapor

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Belas Artes: Friday, 15 July 2011

Hot Summer and Cool Events at Belas Artes
Friday, July 15th: Open House For the Arts!
6 PM - 9 PM
Join us for great art, food, and fun!
This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

Happy Hour starts at 6 PM and the night continues with visual art performances, music, dancing, and more.

-Live painting and drawing by the St. Louis Drawing Meet-Up Group
-Fire Burners
-Belly Dancers
-Live Music
-Art Bazar with arts and crafts for sale
Come and celebrate with us!

phone: 314.772.2787

Turner Center for the Arts: Friday, 8 July 2011

Tomorrow night, the Turner Center for the Arts hosts self-taught artist Dave Walters first ever solo exhibition. His geometric, psychedelic, high-contrast art will be on display and for sale at 3109 Sutton Blvd, 63143 from 5-9 pm. Come and learn about the amazing 3-year journey of a guy who had never done art before stepping into our studio! Amazing stuff. See some of Dave's work at

This event is a part of the Let Them Eat Art festivities in downtown Maplewood. Come and see all your friends out on the street. There's even a group selling ice cream outside the studio for $1! Don't miss it.

"I See Things This Way" will be on display at TCA for one week after the opening exhibition. For an appointment, call Nate at 314-781-4440.

3109 Sutton Blvd, 63143

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 15 July 2011

Please join us for the opening reception of "33July" on Friday, July 15, from 5:30pm to 10pm.

The 33July exhibit opening features 33 artists, music, drink and food. It's .free and open to the public at 37 South Old Orchard in Webster Groves.

For a list of participating artists and a Google map showing our gallery location, visit

The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts: Friday, 22 July 2011

The Wonderful World of Hal Poth

July 22 - September 3

Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 6 to 8 pm
Artist Talk:
Friday, July 22, 5 to 6 pm
FREE and open to the public

The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts: Friday, 9 September 2011

Colors of Venice: An Exhibition of Photographs from Italy
A Benefit for the Visual Arts Programming at Chesterfield Arts

Exhibit: September 9 - 11
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9 ~ 6 - 9pm

Be whisked away... to gorgeous Venice, Italy during this three-day benefit/exhibit.
Chesterfield Arts is excited to present the amazing work of ten area photographers taken during a photo workshop in Venice, Italy. This awe-inspiring exhibit also includes the work of professional photographer Stewart Halperin who has curated this exhibit. Fine wine, fine appetizers, fine Italian music and fine art - all in the beautiful intimate setting of The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts. Proceeds from the sale of artwork benefit the visual arts programming at Chesterfield Arts. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

To learn about the curator of Colors of Venice and Professional Photographer Stewart Halperin, visit his website.

Artistic Meanderings: Saturday, 30 July 2011

Artistic Meanderings is a unique collective of artists displaying and selling their works in various media. We have 20 local artists displaying creations in paint, glass, jewelry, paper and mixed media. We are having our grand opening on July 30th from 10am-7pm. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun & Mon closed,

Artistic Meanderings
1370 McCausland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63117

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Friday, 8 July 2011


Upcoming Exhibition: Günther Herbst
curated by Rebecca Harris
July 8 - August 11, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, July 8, 6pm-8pm

"Herbst’s studio based practice is an investigation of the pictorial and formal space of painting, an exploration into the representation of social space achieved through the act of negotiating the painted surface. The artist combines the influences of Photorealism, Geometric Abstraction and Abstract Expressionist painting techniques, which are deployed to recreate the transient makeshift structures made by the homeless in the streets, stairways and derelict urban landscapes of London. The materials and fibers that make up these shelters, and the way they are at odds with the surrounding architecture and immediate environment of London, a starting point that soon departs from the premise of ‘studies’. By using art languages as a systematic code, Herbst provokes the original subject matter to operate more poignantly, the results of which challenge the viewer to negotiate and navigate through the tension created by the polarities of subject matter and its representation through painting.” -RH

Hours: By appointment only.

ST. LOUIS MO 63116

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday. 15 July 2011

Third Friday Open House, 6 – 10 p.m. FREE

July heat got you in a sweat? Chill at Third Degree. Watch artists turn fiery glass into glorious art. Live at Third Degree: Opera! At 6:45 p.m. Union Avenue Opera gives a sneak peek preview performance of Puccini’s Turandot.

Third Degree East Gallery opens with Form & Function: Addison Hanna and Willie Haynes. Concurrent exhibit is Riffing on Dance, multi-media photographs and sculptures of dancers by David Lancaster. Exhibits on view through August 16. Work with our instructors for a hands-on glass adventure ($20 - $30).

Then Maple Jam heats up the night with a mix of upbeat cover and original tunes at 8 p.m. Fire spinning in the courtyard. How about Summer Lite dining Third Degree style? My Chef Heidi serves up tapas-style small plates for in gallery or al fresco dining ($2 - $8). Third Fridays are free and family-friendly. Cash bar.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar, St. Louis, Mo 63108

Kodner Gallery: Friday, 8 July 2011

'Our Great Waterways: Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers"
Opening Reception Friday, July 8 6:30-10pm
In an unusual public pairing of a fine art gallery and environmental conservation, Kodner Gallery has handpicked a group of the best plein air artists in the region to capture the unique beauty of our confluence rivers. The results will be showcased in a one-of-a-kind exhibit, "Our Great Waterways: The Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers,". 1. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these works will go to the St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper organization.

Kodner Gallery
9650 Clayton Rd.
Clayton, MO, 63124

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Let Them Eat Art: Friday, 8 July 2011

Oui, oui, this Friday it's time for the 6th annual Let Them Eat Art, a self-guided tour of enchantment and excitement through Historic Dowtown Maplewood's shops and restaurants.

You will find Maplewood abuzz with:
* Live music from the Zydeco Crawdaddys, Power Play Band, Panacea, harpist Terri Langerak, Folk School Students and more
* Hoop dance performances by the St. Louis Hoop Club
* Art exhibits and live art demonstrations (including UpCycled at S. Carmody Photography, 2707 Sutton)
* Public art unveiling with Firecracker Press
* Film screening of Bill Boll's "Built for Speed" about the infamous Coral Court Motor Inn
* Dream interpretation from the Dream Seekers
* Face painting by Impish Grin
* Mad Science superball making
* Belly dancing
* Pre-party festivities at Saint Louis Cellars start at 5 p.m.
* Activities from Southwest to Sutton to Big Bend
* The Don't Dream It . . . Be It costume contest featuring several categories, fabulous contestants and celebrity judges.

Be sure to stop by S. Carmody Photography for the "UpCycled" exhibit featuring mixed media by Eric Nichols and high dynamic range photographs by Sarah Carmody.

At Norton's Fine Art & Framing we'll be having fun with our current show: Potpourri
Paintings on silk, acrylics, oils, watercolors, collages, florals, landscapes, Saint Louis scenes, abstracts, impressionistic and mid-century modern lithographs and giclees. Featuring Glenda Hares, Charles Wallis, Charley Harper, Jackie Causey & Diane Lawrence. 2025 S. Big Bend Blvd.

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 2 September 2011

Karl Jensen and Ken Wood: Expansions and Stratifications
Opening Reception, Friday September 2 - 6 - 10 PM
September 2 - October 1

Structure, the behavior of materials, and pattern repetition inform the work for Expansions and Stratifications as the artists draw from or react against their modernist training in architecture.

Karl Jensen's highly articulated riffs on conventional construction techniques pay homage to the craft of building while expressing a desire for what is missing in contemporary architecture: richly detailed form that transcends function and exists solely for its own pleasure. The works in this show, considered "Expansions" by the artist, draw from one path of this endeavor. Paring down his variables to a single material and limiting his manipulations to vertical and horizontal cuts, Jensen shows us that economy of means needn't be tiresome; while keeping each piece of paper intact as a single contiguous web, he is still able to create seemingly limitless formal inventions, opening a window for the viewer into a world of infinite variations.

These expansions are part of an ongoing series of studies in the behavior of materials; in this case, paper's behavior under the simple influence of gravity. Changes to the width of elements and lines of force affect the camber of the material, thereby creating subtle variations across the entire field. Relying on gravity alone, the sculptures expand from flat to relief and from a rectangular plane to a shimmering floriated surface. Although much simpler, the expansions still retain the complexity and dynamic interplay of Jensen's earlier multi-material, interlocked, stacked and folded constructions.

Ken Wood builds up a language of straight versus curved elements to create his abstract compositions. These two contrasting geometries play off of each other as he assigns them different roles: the architectural world around us and the inhabitants who occupy and, in some cases, complete it. Systems of horizontal and vertical lines are layered on top of biomorphic forms, sometimes resulting in a clash that seems irreconcilable, and sometimes converging harmonically. This layering of systems builds up a series of "Strata," from which the body of work in this show takes its name. The two languages keep each other in check and sometimes trade roles, placing the grid in motion and leaving the curves pinned and immovable. In all this lies the message that there is constant negotiation and reconfiguration between ourselves and the built environment, and that the permanence we strive for will always elude us.

Examples of Karl Jensen's work can be seen at
Examples of Ken Wood's work can be seen at

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

Sunday, July 03, 2011

SLCC Forest Park: Friday, 8 July 2011

'Bows & Snakes' new work by Michael Paradise
Opening Reception: Friday July 8 from 6:00 - 8:00pm
Exhibition on view from: July 5 - July 29

More than just bows and snake; come out on Friday July 8th and take a look.
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm

St Louis Community College, Forest Park
Gallery of Contemporary Art
5600 Oakland Avenue, 63110 (Gallery is in Library building)
Art Gallery#: 314 644 9231
Art Department#: 314 644 9350

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 15 July 2011

Please join us for the opening reception of "33July" on Friday, July 15, from 5:30pm to 10pm.

The 33July exhibit opening features 33 artists, music, drink and food. It's .free and open to the public at 37 South Old Orchard in Webster Groves.

For a list of participating artists and a Google map showing our gallery location, visit

SLU Museum of Art: Friday,22 July 2011

Friday, July 22 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Themis was the Greek goddess of divine law--the primal, unwritten laws governing human conduct, order and social control. This exhibit was open nationally to all WCA members. Christina Cosio, Assistant Director of Exhibitions Dept. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, juror.

Exhibition runs from July 1 - 29 and is located at SLUMA on the fourth floor of the museum. Hours are Wed - Sun 11am - 4pm.

Artists include: Lydia Brockman, Jayne Chandler, Kacey Cowdery, Jennifer Drinkwater, Tracy Featherstone, Christine Giancola, Debra Jenkins, Ludmila Ketslakh, Barbara Mehlman, Mary Nichols, Brenda Oelbaum, Roxanne Phillips, Perla Segovia, Pamela Wallace

This exhibit is in conjunction with the Women's Caucus for Art summer conference: "Art & Social Justice" The conference takes place July 22 in St. Louis. For information on the conference

Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA)
3663 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108