Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday, 3 September 2011



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Friday, August 26, 2011

SLU Museum of Art: Friday,9 September 2011

Composition with Books
Continuing Tradition: Paintings by Michal Artal
September 9 - October 9

The exhibition will begin with an opening reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 9 in the museum's community gallery.

In her still life and landscape paintings, Michal Artal seeks to capture the unique beauty of everyday objects and scenes. The work displayed in the Continuing Tradition exhibition combines the interplay of color and light ­ shadows and reflections, and transforms them into compositions reflective of Artal’s interpretation of traditional themes.

Saint Louis University Museum of Art

Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 1 September 2011

Please join us for the opening reception of Lyrical Objects and The BOOC on Thursday, September 1st, 6 - 8 p.m.

Lyrical Objects by Jane Birdsall-Lander - Drawing inspiration from the graphic representations and meanings of ancient letter forms, Jane Birdsall-Lander assembles steam bent wood in combination with wrapped wax linen thread to produce perfectly crafted sculptures of uncommon originality and beauty.

The BOOC: Beautiful, Original, Outrageous, & Clever - The BOOC showcases unconventional books, including tile book pages, sculptural pop-ups, a mutoscope, and handcrafted poetry tracts. Exhibiting artists: M.J.Goerke, Marcus Griffen, William Harroff, Joanne Kluba, Bob Smith, &
Barbara Fay Wiese.

For more information, visit SchmidtArt.swic.edu

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 2 September 2011

September 2 - October 11, 2011
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 6:30 pm

Artist's Reception
Friday, September 2
5:30 to 7:30 pm

Howard Jones, painting and drawing teacher at John Burroughs School, says of his work, "I have found the common to be a worthy source of investigation, either to pay homage to or re-interpret. The function of everyday objects is the focus of this body of work. The refined design, elegant in its simplicity, that defines extension of human effort of these devices is presented here to acknowledge its beauty and utility."

John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO 63124

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Framations: Friday, 9 September 2011

Two new exhibits open September 9 in St. Charles focusing on a burgeoning area of art - textiles. Each exhibit will offer the viewer a chance to see many forms of the media and its uses.

The first exhibit, Fiber Content, is a juried exhibit, with an open call for entries and will present work by artists throughout the St. Louis region. This exhibit, to be juried by local curator and artist Barbara Simon, is part of Innovations in Textiles 9. Innovations is a biennial collaborative event in St. Louis that investigates the state of contemporary textile art. Fiber Content will open on September 9 from 6-8pm and be on display through October 13. On the evening of the free reception, awards for this exhibit will be announced as well.

Also on display in Gallery Two from September 9 - October 13 will be another exhibit of Fiber art. According to artist Sarah Merideth, the goal of the exhibit entitled Transposed is "to demonstrate through the work the techniques used to add and remove color on fabric. To show the give and take, the manipulation and resulting design is a wonderful journey. The term Transpose means literally: toLink change the relative position, order, or sequence of; cause to change places; interchange. I consider this in terms of color and design. Not only can you add to the surface, but you can always reverse or remove color and design through different bleaching and discharging techniques. Sometimes the adding and subtracting happens in so many layered steps, I lose track of the journey."

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

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Friday, 16 September 2011 2011

Ross McDonnell: Mine
September 16 - October 12, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, September 16, 2011 6pm-9pm
Lemp Brewery, Building 6***

Irish artist Ross McDonnell explores St Louis history through sublime sensations. The water becomes a 3D canvas on which light refracts, as illuminations glow, taking on a life of its own. What do you think about in front of art? If you have been drilled in art history or ruined by a taste for critical theory you are quickly capsized in sheer terror comprehending the experience by describing it to yourself in a narrative. We float in a world that is ruled by story, making it difficult to plunge into the senses directly. In the attempt to hold onto the nearest linguistic life raft, constantly trying to order experience in language so that we may repeat it to ourselves and to others the opportunity provided by simply 'plunging in' is forever lost. McDonnell will deconstruct the Gallery Kit form, projecting a new film work on and within its structure. Filmed while scuba diving in rural Missouri, this collaborative work will be installed in a cavernous basement space located in the Lemp Brewery complex.

Note: The curators and/or a gallery attendant will be escorting visitors down to view the work during the opening and throughout the exhibition. Hours: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: Noon-4pm or by appointment.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Craft Alliance in the Loop: Friday, 26 August 2011

SOLO EXHIBITION at Craft Alliance in the Delmar Loop
August 26 - October 23, 2012
Opening Reception: August 26, 6 - 8pm

Craft Alliance is thrilled to open a solo exhibition of Nigerian fiber artist, Nnenna Okore. Nnenna Okore was raised in Nsukka, Nigeria, and has emerged as one of the foremost artists of her generation. She relies on the use of flotsam or discarded objects, transforming them into
intricate sculpture and installations through repetitive and labor-intensive techniques. Okore's materials are that of mundane objects such as rope, paper, burlap, food starch, coffees and dyes.
Interested in heightening the perception of textures, forms and the organic contours that exist within our environment, Okore creates a conversation between materials. These processes yield dramatic sculptural and spatial compositions that mimic the very essence of the egret.

Shokoloko is part of the Innovations in Textiles collaborative, a biennial city wide event. CA will host an Innovations in Textiles Artist's talk at 3pm, September 17, in the CA gallery on the Delmar Loop.

Opening concurrently at the Charak Gallery is Jim Hay: Angels, People and SMOKE. As an international artist working in rural Japan, Hay incorporates textiles from around the world and focuses on the cultural concepts of individuality, conformity, sexuality and myth in his work.

Craft Alliance in the Delmar Loop
6640 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130

PHD Gallery: Saturday 10 September 2011

(9 Artists Transcending the Medium of Clay)
curated by RUTH REESE

Join us for the opening reception Saturday, September 10, 2011, 7-10 PM

The artists featured in FEAT of CLAY include Jeri Au, Susan Bostwick, Jerry Breakstone, Charity Davis-Woodard, Rick Dunn, Melody Evans, Ron Fondaw, Jim Ibur, and Ruth Reese.

The show's curator, RUTH REESE, suggests that: "Through this cross section of gifted artists, we can celebrate some of the challenging and beautiful works inspired by the medium. Even
more, these artists will re-examine the material itself. Look closely, you will see a careful dance with ephemera and fragility, (literally) tried by fire."

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 664-6644

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Sunday, 4 September 2011

Intertwined Exhibition Series
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 4, 1pm–3pm
Exhibition On View: September 4–October 29, 2011

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild presents Intertwined, a new exhibition series consisting of two parts; one dedicated to fiber artists, another to SLAG members. The opening reception for this exhibition series is Sunday, September 4, from 1pm to 3pm. The exhibitions will be on view from September 4, 2011 to October 28, 2011 during regular gallery hours (Tuesday–Sunday, 12pm–4pm).

One half of Intertwined is dedicated to fiber artists, “intertwined” by their shared interest in using fabrics as an expressive medium. The fiber-arts portion of Intertwined is presented in conjunction with of Innovations in Textiles 2011, a biennial collaborative event in the St. Louis region that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts.
  • Convergence: New Works by Carlie Trosclair consists of a series of immersive, fabric-based installations that explore the ways the physical body experiences and interacts with spaces.
  • Quilted Equations, a solo exhibition by Dawn Ottensmeier, will feature textile constructions reflecting on memory, time, and the agricultural landscape of Ottensmeier’s childhood.
The other half of Intertwined features work created by members of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. The artists in this half of the exhibition series are “intertwined” by their shared membership and investment in the St. Louis Artists’ Guild.
  • Members’ Gallery: Work created by the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s Artisans Section. The Artisans Section is a group dedicated to the specialty trades, including (but not limited to): sculpture, mural-painting, art restoration, ceramics, glass working and wood working.
  • Among Friends, a non-juried, salon-style exhibition of artwork created by St. Louis Artists’ Guild members
St. Louis Artists’ Guild
2 Oak Knoll Park
Clayton MO 63105

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

White Flag Projects: Thursday, 8 September 2011

Please join White Flag Projects Thursday evening, September 8 to help welcome Amy Granat back for her first exhibition here. Opening reception for the artist, Thursday September 8, 2011, 6-8 PM.

White Flag Projects
4568 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Monday, August 22, 2011

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 25 August 2011

A University of Missouri–St. Louis studio art class wrapped a two-week July trip in Amsterdam with a week of intense and high-energy designing and printing. The result was the creation of 25 posters inspired by their trip through Amsterdam. That art will be on display for the exhibit “Visie Van Amsterdam” Aug. 25 to Sept. 22 in Gallery Visio at the UMSL.

A reception will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 25 in the gallery. Participants will discuss the Amsterdam trip, show photos and videos, and answer questions at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Student Government Association Chamber at UMSL’s Millennium Student Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Led by Jen McKnight, associate professor of art at UMSL, a group consisting of two UMSL alumni, five UMSL students and one student each from Loyola University New Orleans, Washington University in St. Louis and Webster University in Webster Groves, Mo., toured eight internationally recognized graphic design firms in Amsterdam. The class featured a mixture of graphic design and advertising students, which McKnight said led to a cross-pollination of perspectives between the two areas of study.

Gallery Visio
170 Millennium Student Center at UMSL
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63121

Fraser Leonard Gallery: Thursday, 25 August 2011

Fraser Leonard will be opening his own Fine Art Gallery at 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 3611 Schutzen Street, in New Melle, Missouri, a small suburban township west of St. Louis located in St. Charles County.

Leonard’s latest sculptures and paintings will debut at his new Gallery The artist will provide remarks at 6:00 pm, during the Gallery’s Opening Reception. Leonard’s paintings are acrylic, often enhanced by gold and silver leaf and holograms. His works are uplifting and fun; they are truly Art for Your Spirit and Your Life. He also creates metal sculptures that are 3-dimentional, and many are wall hangings suitable for both residential and corporate settings. While many of his artistic creations will be on display within his new Gallery space, most of his work can also be viewed at www.fraserleonard.com.

“Whether I am painting landscapes, impressionistic or pure abstract design, my large brush strokes reveal expressions of energy, light, balance and contrast. These attributes of nature are emphasized by bold and soft hues smashing into one another on the canvas. As a sculptor and a painter, my work is a spontaneous response to my surroundings; it is unencumbered and intuitive”, notes Leonard. He continues, “This new gallery space, located in the beautiful Missouri countryside, should prove to be very inspirational for my creative process.”

The Gallery will be open each Thursday, Friday and Saturday and by appointment. The regular hours of operation for The Gallery will be Thursdays Noon-8 pm, Fridays Noon-8 pm, Saturdays 10 am-3 pm.

The Fraser Leonard Art Gallery is located just a few yards south of the intersection of Highways D and F, across the street from the U.S. Post Office and the New Melle City Hall and Police Station. Both the Gallery and the Wine Garden will be marked by signage just off Highway D, and by the bright multi-colored umbrellas in the Wine Garden’s courtyard.

Gallery 210: Thursday, 25 august 2011

Gallery 210 will expose St. Louis to the work of three talented local artists. “Exposure 14,” the University of Missouri–St. Louis gallery’s annual exhibit of St. Louis artwork, will open Aug. 25 and display the work of Brigham Dimick, Greg Edmondson and Ronald Leax.

In each artist’s work, one finds a common connection to scientific thought and methods, as well as studio practices associated with the late 20th century conceptual and process art.

“Exposure 14” will run through Oct. 1. A reception for the exhibition and panel discussion will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 in the gallery. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Gallery 210
Telecommunity Center on UMSL’s North Campus
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63121

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Luminary Center for the Arts: Friday, 9 September 2011

Opening Reception from 6-9pm on Friday, September 9th with an artist talk by Paul B. Davis

On September 9th, The Luminary opens its fall season with an exhibition exploring the malleability of material and experience emerging from online culture. FORMAT features some of the most prominent and engaging artists working with the particularities of web aesthetics, forms of online experience and the interaction between the physical and digital environment.

A new site-specific installation by Ann-Maree Walker, Almost like being there, will open simultaneously in the Installation Space. Almost like being there is a series of small interactive installations situated within the space that will create a kind of choreographed performance exploring the ritual of conforming one's body to an environment.

Grafica Fine Arts: Friday, 14 October 2011

John D. Ahearn: Eco-FrontLink
October 14 thru November 11, 2011
Artist's Reception, Friday, Oct. 14 6-9pm

Gallery Hours: M-F 10am to 5:30pm Saturdays 12-4pm

7884 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Casa Gallery: Saturday, 10 September 2011

Karen Ann Jones: Recent Paintings
Artist Reception Saturday September 10, 2011 6pm - 9pm

Figure painting artist Karen Ann Jones unveils her unseen 2011 Oil Paintings series’ ‘Gay
Barbies’ and ‘currency’ The theme of Barbie’s and money, painted on steel.

Casa Gallery
317 Hays Hill Dr.
Fenton, MO 63026

Friday, August 19, 2011

PSTL Gallery: Friday, 9 September 2011

Desire in a Book
Hybrid Books from a Surrealist Perspective

September 9 - January 14

PSTL Gallery is excited to present the international traveling exhibit Desire in a Book Hybrid Books from a Surrealist Perspective. Curated by Andrew Torch and Richard Misiano-Genovese. The exhibition opens Friday, September 9th, with an opening that evening from 6 – 9pm. The exhibition will run through Saturday, January 14.

This exhibition is a unique art book project created by participants of the International Surrealist Movement from around the world. In this exhibition we are exploring the theme, surrealist hybrid animals, which permeates the pages of these one-of-a-kind art books.

Artists include Craig Blair, Daniel C. Boyer, Richard Burke, Neil Coombs, Richard Misiano-Genovese, Pierre Petiot, Pinina Podesta, Andrew Torch, Zazie

PSTL Gallery
3842 Washington Blvd.
Saint Louis, Mo. 63108

Tavern of Fine Arts: Friday, 19 august 2011

Tavern of Fine Arts is pleased to announce its Grand Opening Celebration and Art Show Opening on Friday, August 19 at 6 PM. Featured artists for this show are JENNIFER HAYES, ARLENE LIGORI, TONY RENNER, and NAOMI SILVER.

We will have some great food and drink specials for the party.

313 Belt Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63112
just off of Pershing between Union and DeBaliviere.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gallery FAB: Monday, 12 September 2011

Photographer to bring “Where I Am Now” to former home

Christine Flavin’s will show “Where I Am Now,” a photography exhibit in Gallery FAB at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The exhibit will be on display from Aug. 22 to Sept. 16. A reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12 in the gallery.

Flavin was a former art faculty member at UMSL. She is now an assistant professor and head of photography at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. “Where I Am Now” will showcase a trio of Flavin’s portfolios: “U.P. Road Trips,” “Abandoned Mining Sites” and “A Month of Horizons.” All exhibits at the gallery are free and open to the public. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Gallery FAB
201 Fine Arts Building
Rosedale Drive and Florissant Road
St. Louis County 63121.

Edwardsville Art Center: Friday, 19 August 2011

Opening Friday, August 19, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

SIUE Textile Arts Alumni Exhibition
An Innovations in Textiles 9 Exhibition
Curated by Laura Strand

These Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree alumni continue to make significant contributions to the art world through their artwork. The work includes many garments ranging from high fashion to performance to visual object. The artworks include intricate weavings, printed and stitched textiles, felted, hand-painted and dyed textiles, papermaking and folding among their many examples of technical expertise. More importantly, these object communicate the ideas that brought them into being. From contemplative to hilarious the objects speak for their makers.

Please join us at the opening, or see them as part of a journey to or from the university any Monday – Friday from 10-4 at Edwardsville Art Center. The Center has reopened in a new exciting space on the east side of Edwardsville High School. Located at Center Grove Road and Hwy 157, the site has good parking a specified entrance with a large red name banner on the buildings corner.

This exhibition is in collaboration with Innovations in Textiles 9. INNOVATIONS: A Biennial Textile Event 2011 A biennial collaborative event investigating the state of contemporary textile arts More than 20 arts organizations across the St. Louis region join forces to present exhibits related to fiber art, created by local, national and international artists.

Opening Weekend Keynote Speech Saturday, September 17, 9:00am, Missouri History Museum "Beyond Comfort: New Visions for Contemporary Fiber Arts", a lecture by Marci McDade, Former Editor of Fiberarts Magazine FREE

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 16 September 2011

Duane Reed Gallery presents the latest work of acclaimed artist Lia Cook. Exhibition opens
Friday, September 9th with a reception on Friday, September 16th 5 – 8pm. The exhibition will run through October 15th. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

Lia Cook creates weavings that explore the complex relationship between visual image, sensory stimulation, and emotional identification. Her artistic investigations have followed diverse approaches that are expressed in her series, including Big Baby, Un/Mask, Traces, Binary Traces and Face Maze, all created from 2000 to the present. Cook weds the early 19th century Jacquard weaving technique with contemporary digital technology. Beginning with slides, photographs or video stills, she develops her imagery, couples it with digital technology, and creates specifically designed weaves that allow her to build the image thread by thread.
The digital pixel becomes a thread that when interlaced with another becomes both cloth and image at the same time. This woven image brings with it many of the sensual experiences that we associate with cloth.

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 16 September 2011

Duane Reed Gallery presents the latest work of acclaimed artist Lanny Bergner. Exhibition opens Friday, September 9th with a reception on Friday, September 16th 5 – 8pm. The exhibition will run through October 15th. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

Lanny Bergner is a nature inspired mixed media sculptor, fiber and installation artist who creates organic sculptural constructions and site specific installation environments out of inorganic manmade materials. By using hands-on processes of coiling, fraying, twisting, wrapping, glueing and knotting, Bergner transforms industrial screening, wire, silicone and monofilament into organic constructions.

“My desire is to create works that appear to have grown into being. I love the natural world and am constantly inspired by its beauty and infinite varieties of form. This, in combination with my fears, quirks and joys, results in works that celebrate the wonder of it all.”~artist statement

UC Public Library Gallery: Thursday, 8 September 2011

Betty Shew, “Woman with Shawl”, 14” x 20”, cast paper & acrylic, 2011

The September exhibit in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library (6701 Delmar Blvd, 63130) entitled “It Figures” features handwoven tapestry by Deann Rubin and cast paper by Betty Shew as part of Innovations in Textiles 2011. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 6 – 8 pm in THE GALLERY. The work is on display September 2 - 29 and may be viewed during normal library hours, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 9 pm; Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, 1 -5 pm. Informal demonstrations by the artists will be held in the gallery throughout the month. Innovations in Textiles is a biennial collaborative event investigating the state of contemporary textile arts. More than 20 arts organizations across the St. Louis region join forces to present exhibits related to fiber art created by local, national, and international artists.

Nu-Art Series: Friday, 9 September 2011

The Nu-Art Series proudly presents Ronald Herd: "The Most Known Unknown" with an opening reception on Friday, September 9, 2011, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Nu-Art Series' Metropolitan Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through October 7, 2011.

Ronald Herd II, a.k.a. Bro. Ron, a.k.a. r2c2h2 tha artivist writes,

"My job an artivist (artist + activist) is to actively promote understanding, love and appreciation for the creative arts as well as for creative people. I use my art in particular to break down all types of walls and barriers that people put up either to justify their hatred, prejudice and indifference or because of their ignorance and naiveté towards certain issues and topics concerning people, history and culture(s). One of my main objectives in my profession is to teach the world how to love, not just tolerate black people and other beautiful beings and things! If I reach just one hue-man being then my entire existence in all its meaning will be totally justified!

"My art is created through the use and motivation of three of my main passions: art, music and history, in particular African and African American History. I think four of my biggest influences, Jacob Lawrence, El Greco, William H. Johnson and Paul Gaugin, have taught and convinced me that interesting stories can be told in a visually expressive and highly original individual style without the use of the written word. These artists among the countless others that I admire like Picasso, Charles White, Van Gogh, Romare Bearden, Lois Jones, Archibald Motley, George Hunt, Jean Michel Basquiat to musicians Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Run DMC, Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Howling Wolf, Billie Holiday, Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and 2pac remind me through their prolific outputs that research is one of the most important ingredients in forming your own artistic voice. Before I create a series of related artworks I dive deeply into the subject(s) of my choice. I feel artists are like synthesizers, taking in all foreign information and materials, mixing it with the artist's experiences and knowledge and then compressing it into a product made in the artist's likeness or image based on the artist's own ideas and philosophies. All great art to me seems to be those works that have substance and tell unwritten as well as written stories that are to be retold and reinterpreted for years to come. Hopefully my dedication to my art will continue to lead me in this direction."

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 St. St. Louis, MO 63103

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 10 September 2011

The Italian Suite
Carol Carter Solo Exhibition at The Vino Gallery
September 10-November 5, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 6 PM-9 PM

The Vino Gallery is excited to announce our next art exhibition, The Italian Suite by Carol Carter. Her newest series of paintings were created in the Tuscan cities of Florence and Tucca. These paintings represent Mrs. Carter's romantic impressions of Italy, they are composed in a contemporary way and captured in a modern format. The juxtaposition of these differing sensibilities help to create a new statement. They express Mrs. Carter's impression of Modern Italy as cloaked in the romantic and historical context.

The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Hoffman Lachance Contemporary: Friday, 19 August 2011

Jenna Bauer
New Paintings, Drawings Archived & Flat Filed 1997-2011
One weekend show
August 19 , 20 and 21
Reception with artist friday August 19th 6pm - 10pm

Exhibit of oil on canvas and print-based works of Jenna Bauer spanning 2008 to 2011, shown in tandem with hundreds of drawings and prints available for viewing from the artist's flat files temporarily located within the Hoffman LaChance Gallery. Also on view: extensive excerpts from Bauer's sketch books, dating from 1997 to the early 21st century. Works stem from minimalist color abstraction to graphic ink on paper, as well as works influenced by the Hudson River School and Bauer's time spent living in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday. 19 August 2011

*August 19,* Free party at Third Degree Glass Factory
Third Friday Free Party Mash-up with Glassblowing, Opera, Art, Bluegrass, and Ice Cream.
Friday, August 19, 6 - 10 p.m.

At the Gallery: 8/19 - 9/13
1) Art Saint Louis: Honors 2011. A selected encore exhibit from Art Saint Louis' Honors 2011. Artists featured: Christina Denny, Mark Fisher, SJ Hammack and Rena Wood.
2) Cover & Content: Travis Hall. Hall, also an artist selected from ASL's Honors 2011, presents a series of sculptural works, juxtaposing a personal narrative with a stack of thrifty old books, manipulated or carved in stone.

5200 Delmar Blvd.
between Union and Kingshighway

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 2 September 2011

Mad Art Gallery proudly presents Heavy Hitters, a collaborative exhibit of 16 graffiti and street artists. The opening reception for Heavy Hitters will take place on Friday, September 2, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. with music by DJ ME and DJ BINKS. This exhibit will continue through Saturday, October 1, 2011.

Heavy Hitters is a group exhibition curated by Burn353. Burn 353 has assembled some of the most talented graffiti and street artists in the world: Chris Chillemi, Peat Wollaeger, Evoker, Mike Die, Ski, 2esae, Chris Rini, Simple, Shai Dahan, masai, Royce Bannon, Robert Tapley, Michael Banks, Leon Rainbow, JMR, JaxieJax, JesseRobot, Sinned, and JkeJake.

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

Monday, August 15, 2011

Los Caminos: Saturday, 20 August 2011

Nanette Boileau: Sea of Hot Pink Buffalo

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 20th, 7–10 pm
August 20th – 28th, 2011

Los Caminos is pleased to present Sea of Hot Pink Buffalo, a video-installation by artist Nanette Boileau. Combining her scholarly background in American Studies with her new media art practice, Boileau creates an immersive environment with text and moving images, capturing the scale and grandeur of the American Bison.

Inspired by Boileau’s encounter with a female buffalo in Custer State Park, South Dakota, Sea of Hot Pink Buffalo explores the disparity between the strength of buffalos and that of the humans who now control their existence. In 2010, Boileau witnessed as a female buffalo was taken away from her herd and tagged for hunting, as she was no longer able to reproduce. Building upon the Sioux legend of the White Buffalo Woman, Boileau perceives the female buffalo as a symbol of feminine force, authority and presence, a point that she heightens through casting components of the installation in hot pink. Throughout Sea of Hot Pink Buffalo, Boileau weaves together personal narratives and Native American legends with her multi-media practice to capture the scale and grandeur of the American Bison.

2649 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63118

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Jacoby Arts Center: Friday, 26 August 2011

Collaboration: Reaping and Sewing
Erin Cork, Nina Ganci, Jo Stealey, Laura Strand, Erin Vigneau Dimick and Patricia Vivod-curator

August 26-October 2, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, August 26, 5-8 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Sunday, September 25, 2 p.m.

The Jacoby Arts Center is pleased to present Collaboration: Reaping and Sewing, an Exhibition featuring the work of Erin Cork, Nina Ganci, Jo Stealey, Laura Strand, Erin Vigneau Dimick and Patricia Vivod-curator. A gallery talk with curator, Patricia Vivod and participating artists Nina Ganci, Laura Strand and Erin Vigneau Dimick will take place on Sunday, September 25, at 2 p.m. The Exhibition, Reception and Gallery Talk events are free and open to the public.

Originally connected by a teacher/mentor/student bond, we six artists, friends and colleagues all, accepted the challenge of creating a new body of work out of the shared materials from each other’s studios. Akin to sowing seeds of inspiration, the collaboration has deepened our bond as we reap the benefits of the visual vocabulary of items we traded with one another and integrated into our own work. This collective conversation has taken us out of our comfort zones to expand how we work conceptually, materially and how we think about our work.

Located at 627 East Broadway in Alton, Illinois, the Jacoby Arts Center is open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from Noon to 4 p.m., and closed on Mondays.

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 9 September 2011

September 9 – October 15, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, from 6 to 9 pm

WOP Space: Kelley Johnson: Works on Paper Series
Front Room: MoPA: Retrospective
Media Room: William Morris: Atraxia

Public Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bruno David Gallery opens the fall season with an exhibition of new work by Leslie Laskey called S.E.N.T. Security Envelopes Now Tampered. After seeing these collages, the viewer will never look at their mail in the same way again. The works that make up S.E.N.T. challenge the viewer to question their previously held ideas about the objects they throw away on a daily basis. Laskey opens the audience’s eyes to a range of materials, objects and discoveries. Composed of security envelopes, this new series brings to light the different patterns used for the insides of envelopes that, with Laskey’s artistic vision, morph into fascinating and energetic pieces. Infinitely varied, the S.E.N.T. series becomes an exposition of the colors, shapes, and patterns of envelopes. A fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Jim Harris and Megan Vallowe accompanies the exhibit.

With the beginning of our Sixth Season, the gallery is pleased to open a new space called WOP Space. In the WOP Space we are pleased to present Kelley Johnson’s most recent work titled Works on Paper Series. Johnson’s ability to absorb the viewer, produce interesting color combinations, and provide a sense of rapidity and tension are carried over from previous work to these new pieces. What makes Johnson’s new works on paper unique and exciting are the ways in which those similar ideas from before are presented in a much more minimalist fashion. Through vibrant colors and swift, almost chaotic brushstrokes juxtaposed with harsh, geometric lines, Johnson is able to produce a world that captivates and engages the viewer. A fully

In the Front Room the gallery presents a retrospective of the first seven years of the Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA). MoPA began in response to author Walter Mosley’s idea that everyone should carry a small piece of artwork in their pocket to brighten their day and share with others. MoPA organizes exhibitions to show in a standard wallet with artwork made specifically to exhibit at a small scale, usually about the size of a business card. The wallet/exhibition circulates from artist to artist for a period of a few months creating a one to one person traveling exhibition.
The exhibition MoPA: Retrospective will include over 100 artists who had participated since the first MoPA exhibition including Jeremy Morgan, Amy Elligson, Mario Trejo, Eric Shultis, Robert Jackson Harrington, Josh Keller, Hannah Piper Burns, Donna J Wan, and Jan Bythe.

In the Media Room, the gallery presents a new video work by William Morris. The video titled Atraxia illustrates the relationship of a running man to a ringing telephone and its physiological result. The running man symbolizes one’s own anxiety; the expectations of performance upon a subject influenced by external stresses. Like the dog in Pavlov’s behavioral experiments, the running man hears and reacts to external stimuli. The end animation depicts the effect of the stimulus on the body, in which a direct path between the brain and the digestive system is shown.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts: Friday, 9 September 2011

Reflections of the Buddha
Friday, September 9, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. Members of the Buddhist Council of Greater St. Louis share an opening chant.
  • 6:30 p.m. Founder and Chair Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Senior Curator FrancescaHerndon-Consagra give opening remarks.
  • 5:30-9:00 p.m. A free shuttle runs between the Pulitzer and Contemporary Ar
  • Museum St. Louis in Grand Center and the Kemper Art Museum at WashingtonUniversity.
  • Admission is FREE. Refreshments will be served.
Visit http://buddha.pulitzerarts.org/ for more information.

A superb selection of some of the greatest Buddhist sculptures and hanging scrolls held in United States collections, representing several major traditions and sites of production from the late 2nd to the 18th centuries, will be on view to the public in the serene and light-filled Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts from September 9, 2011 through March 10, 2012 in the exhibition Reflections of the Buddha.

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 13 August 2011

RAC Gallery: Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Gallery at The Regional Arts Commission Presents
Critical Mass Creative Stimulus 2011

GALLERY TALK on Thursday, August 18
5:30 p.m. Reception 6 p.m. Talk
Exhibition continues through September 4
Every year since 2009, 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.

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 19 August 2011

Please join us for the opening reception of "33August" on Friday, August 19, from 5:30pm to 10pm.

The 33August exhibit opening features new work by 33 artists, live music, and food and drink. Admission is free and open to the public at 37 South Old Orchard in Webster Groves.

The exhibit is also open for viewing (and purchase) on Saturday, August 20, from 10am to 5pm.
For a list of all participating artists and a Google map showing our gallery location, visit http://www.myslart.org/events/33august on the Internet.