Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 11 Novembe 2011

Life Leaps Over / silkscreen on paper / 20"x30" / 2009
November 11, 2011 - January 3, 2012
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 6:30 pm

Artist's Reception Friday, November 11, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

This collection features recent silkscreen work as well as a new body of prints devoted to reading, literacy, and listening. I have always loved words, and their complex histories of meaning. I have a public career as a designer, educator and author; fewer know I am also dyslexic and reading presents challenges. This body of work is a song to adaptation. It explores alternative ways to build a lifetime of learning when faced with both physical and temporal limitations. Its mission is to make memory objects to record passages from books I listen to while working in studio. Recordings are intangible; they are difficult to search and highlight, impossible to dog-ear, and don’t necessarily lend themselves to deep analysis. This work comments on our relationship with reading and the written and spoken word and how this relationship is changing in current times. - Jen McKnight

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

Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery: Thursday, 27 October 2011

Tonight. October 27. 4:30-7:30. Opening reception
Threshold of a Dream: The Photographs of Camera Work

Please join us for an introduction to the Photogravure with Mark Katzman at 5:30

Through November 18 at the Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery

Camera Work was an important quarterly journal published by Alfred Stieglitz from 1903-1917. This publication was known for its quality photogravure illustrations, representing the most important photographers of the period. This exhibition highlights these images and the journal's purpose of establishing a forum for creative photography in America.

Hours: M-TH. 10-6:30, F. 10-4, Sat. 11-4, Closed Sunday and holidays

11333 Big Bend Blvd.
Humanities East Building room 133
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Info: 314.984.7632

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

PHD Gallery: Saturda, 5 November 2011

Please join us Saturday, November 5, 2011, 7-10PM for the opening reception of:

Black and White Painting, Sculpture and Photography

Tied by crisp design and sharp value contrast, SHADES of GREY showcases multi-media artIsts whose work represents vastly different concepts and sectors of representational and abstract imagery. From middle eastern ruins to St. Louis landmarks to mythical creatures and art historical masterpieces, these talented artists explore worlds without color but ones that center on thee basics of visual language: Shape, line, and texture. Striking, nuanced images and airtight
design characterize this exhibit of sculpture, painting and photography rendered in glorious black and white. And the viewer doesn't even miss the color!

Featuring regional and national artists, SHADES of GREY links diverse media and ideas in a simple and unified presentation void of color. The black and white exhibit spotlights the work of gallery artists including Melody Evans, Mark Florida, E. Gibbons, David Hanlon, Philip Hitchcock, Leslie Holt, Michael Johnson, David Lancaster, Jeff Palmer, Ruth Reese, Amy Rosen, Trix Rosen, David Vance, and Mark Weber.

SHADES of GREY is on view October 29 through November 26, 20011, with an artist's reception Saturday November 5th, 7-10PM. Noon to 4PM, Thurs. through Sun.

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

Kirkwood Train Station: Thursday, 3 November 2011

Debbie Corson photography exhibit on Thursday, November 3, 2011. Kirkwood Train Station from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

Urban Eats Gallery: Friday, 28 October 2011

Mark Swain will have a Gallery opening this Friday Evening at Urban Eats Gallery at Meramec and Virginia in Historic Dutchtown.

Time 5-8pm, Friday Oct 28

In addition to new paintings, some new web ear rings, blown glass necklaces, and Leather Masks just in time for Halloween.

John McEnulty (former member of the St Louis Symphony) will be providing the entertainment with Native American flute.

Drew Henry Salon and Gallery: Saturday, 5 November 2011

Drew Henry Salon and Gallery located on 2309 Cherokee Street (part of Antique Row) is pleased to announce a solo show by University City artist Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs. Visitors to Jacobs’ booth at the Taste of Saint Louis last September were wowed by the vibrant colors and the sense of happiness conveyed in her work. Few could believe that she creates her work using the computer, as she uses the same techniques found in traditional painting. The artwork is printed on special stretched canvas thus achieving a rich shimmering effect and includes seven paintings never previously exhibited before.

The Opening Night will take place on Saturday November 5, 2011 from 7-11pm and will include live music, beer, wine, and tasty edibles. The show will run for 3 months until February 5, 2012.

To read more about the artist and see her work, please go to

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gallery 210: Friday, 28 October 2011

RECEPTION FOR TASK EXHIBITION: October 28, 2011 5:30PM to 7:30 PM

TASK, a self-generating, improvisational art-making event developed by artist Oliver Herring will be held at Gallery 210 on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis on October 21. Herring is an internationally known experimental artist based in Brooklyn New York. His works include knitting Mylar, participatory performances, styrofoam photo sculpture, video, and TASK.

TASK is an improvisational event with a simple structure and very few rules. It's open-ended, participatory structure creates almost unlimited opportunities for a group of people to interact with one another and their environment. It is a platform for people to express and test their own ideas in an environment without a focus on failure or success or any preconceptions of what can or should be done with an idea or material.

Oliver Herring has curated an exhibition from the objects created by the October 21 TASK Party at Gallery 210. He will incorporate examples of his own work as well as memorabilia from past TASK Parties. The artist will give a gallery talk at 6:15PM.

Public parking for Gallery 210 is available at the South Millennium Parking Garage on the east side of East Drive on the UM-St. Louis Campus. Handicapped parking is available behind Gallery 210. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Gallery 210 is on the University of Missouri-St. Louis at 44 East Drive, TCC between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and the Touhill Performing Arts Center
Gallery: (314) 516-5976/ Office: (314) 516-5952

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 10 November 2011

November 10-December 15, 2011
Opening Reception November 10, 2011 4-7pm

Gallery Visio is excited to be hosting the opening of AWARENESS=LIFE. This exhibition will showcase Normandy High School student artists in their first gallery show. 100% of Gallery Visio proceeds will go to the Will Flores Fund assisting children and families affected by HIV-AIDS. This exhibition is co-sponsored by Prizm.

Gallery Visio (at the University of Missouri-St. Louis)
170 Millennium Student Center
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400

Los Caminos: Saturday, 5 November 2011

Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, us (detail from series), 2011.
Romantic Notions
November 5th - December 3rd, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5th,

Los Caminos is pleased to present Romantic Notions, an exhibition featuring artists Helen Maurene Cooper, Amanda Browder, and the husband and wife collaborative Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap. Curated by Cecilia Vargas, the exhibition critically examines contemporary culture’s preoccupation with idealized notions of romance. Romantic Notions is Los Caminos' first exhibition to be organized by an outside curator.

Los Caminos
2649 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 12 November 2011

"All Mixed Up" A Mixed Media Exhibit

Opening November 12,2011, 6pm to 9pm

Join us at The Vino Gallery on the evening of Saturday, November the 12th, for the opening of "All Mixed Up", a mixed media exhibit. Our featured artist will be Deb Douglas. Deb Douglas' work deals with the juxtaposition of color, pattern, and form, with a post modern sensibility. She hints at ideas of a nostalgic past, of longing, and of loss, of high and low art, popular culture and objects close to Deb all serve as inspiration for the art that she makes.

All Mixed Up will also feature artwork by Julie Heller, Jenn Carter, Gaucha Berlin, David Langley, and Jeremy Lampe. All mixed Ups runs through January 7,2012.

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

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Saturday, 29 October 2011

Electric is the Love
October 29, 2011 – January 22, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 29, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Laumeier Sculpture Park's Indoor Galleries

Laumeier Sculpture Park presents Electric is the Love, in the ninth installment of the Kranzberg Exhibition Series which features artists from the St. Louis region. Electric is the Love will bring together a range of practitioners: collaborative architects, a sound artist, a super gamer and a sci-fi sculptor. Recognizing how personal devices, mobile networks and surveillance technologies now unite us by creating a conduit that organizes our contemporary lives, the indoor galleries at Laumeier Sculpture Park will be transformed into a space to engage in a conversation about our attraction to digital, electric and mechanical practices and to explore the lure of interactive environments. Opening October 29, 2011 and continuing through January 22, 2012, the exhibition will include new works by local artists Dave Derington, Eric Hall, Christopher Ottinger, Yo_Cy (Christine Yogiaman and Ken Tracy) and Robin Assner and Adam Watkins (who will create a didactic video collaboration).

During the Electric is the Love exhibition, Laumeier's Indoor Galleries will be open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. The Indoor Galleries will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

12580 Rott Road
St. Louis, MO 63127
314 615.5278

Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery: Thursday, 27 October 2011

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 28 October 2011

“Contemporary Anthropomorphism” is a group exhibition featuring sculpture, installation, drawing, video works and photography by local and national artists exploring the infiltration and adaptation of nature by contemporary human cultural practices.

Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 28, 6 – 8 p.m.
Exhibit dates: Oct. 28 – Nov. 26

The exhibit, curated by Webster adjunct art professor B.j. Vogt, includes the works Cameron Fuller (St. Louis), David Johnson (St. Louis), Jamie Kreher (St. Louis), Karen McCoy (Kansas City), Carin Mincemoyer (Pittsburgh) and Eric Troffkin (Detroit).

For centuries, humans have interpreted their surroundings through the creation of objects and images depicting the marriage of culture with the natural world. Through transformation, integration, ritual, and the creation of new language, we have recontextualized and given meaning to our place in nature. The works chosen for this exhibition highlight contemporary translations of these concepts, filtering the present adaptation with, and of, our environment through the lenses of myth, landscape, science, and architecture.

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 18 November 2011

Matthew Harting - La Belle's Baron Steed
Good Citizen invites you to Pinholio, an exhibition of contemporary pinhole photography.

November 18 - December 17
Opening Reception Friday, November 18, 6-10 PM

Pinholio, curated by Alison Ouellette-Kirby and Mark A. Fisher, celebrates the art of pinhole photography. The exhibition will feature a juried selection of local and national artists as well as selections from renowned photographers Pinky Bass, Nancy Spencer, and Eric Renner. The pinhole camera is a device made often from ordinary materials (boxes, cams, and oatmeal canisters) which uses a small aperture to focus light. Operating without a lens, the aperture is quite often the size of a pinhead, thus the term "Pinhole". Typically pinhole cameras require long exposures that allow them to capture movement and distortion. Pinhole enthusiasts have traditionally used black and white photo paper or negatives to create their images, however several artists have adapted the digital medium towards similar effects.

Examples of Pinky Bass' work can be found at and .
Examples of Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner's work can be found at and
Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave,
St. Louis MO 63104-2852

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 28 October 2011

A 25th Anniversary Exhibition

Old Post Office
Clayton 1995-2005
Central West End 2005-2011

A Group Exhibition presenting selected new and vintage works by Gallery Artists.
Included will be a feature piece introducing Claudia DeMonte.

October 28-December 31, 2011
Opening-Champagne Reception Friday, October 28, 6-8 p.m.
Nostalgia Event Saturday, October 29, 1-3 p.m.
Wednesday though Saturday, 10-6, Tuesday by appointment.

4728 McPherson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Gya Community Gallery: Saturday, 15 October 2011

Gya Community Gallery Presents
Coming Full Circle- works by Priscilla Block, a reflective exhibition in printmaking.
October 7 through October 29, 2011
Opening reception Saturday, October 15, 2011 5-8 pm

Exhibit Hours: Friday 4-7pm, Saturday 11-4 pm & Sunday 1-4 pm, or by appointment

Priscilla Block, who once resided in the gallery location, is the Executive Director of St. Louis Artworks, arts instructor and artist. Priscilla says about her work, “Life seems to be coming full circle at this time. The image of me and my mother skating is the creative catalyst for development of this work. I see the movement in a bicycle wheel, the energy of skating and the marks left behind or throwing a pot on the wheel as being part of a memory of movements I make when practicing Taiji.”

GYA Community Gallery and Fine Crafts
2700 Locust Avenue (in the Locust Business District)
St. Louis, MO 63103

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Aisle 1 Gallery: Friday, 14 October 2011

Eric Nichols – Anomalous
October 14th 7-11pm

Aisle 1 Gallery
2627 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Christ Church Cathedral]: Sunday, 30 October 2011

Public opening Sunday October 30th, 5-8 pm.

Christ Church Cathedral will host the international art exhibition, "Icons in Transformation," after an acclaimed European tour that included cathedrals in Oslo, Helsinki, Hereford, Gloucester and Liverpool, among others. It is now touring the U.S. cathedrals. The exhibition is a 180-piece array of contemporary and traditional Russian Icons. The solo exhibit of contemporary icons is by Russian-born artist Ludmila Pawlowska and includes some 40 traditional icons painted by the monks of the Vassilevsky Monastery in Russia. The works have been specially designed with Cathedrals in mind. It is not necessarily an exhibition about icons, but about Ludmila's inspiration derived from the icons, her vision of their transformative power. Ludmila uses similar techniques such as many paint layers, along with the meaning of colors--yet she crosses the boundaries into transformation.

The Work of the expatriate Russian now living in Sweden is deeply influenced by traditional Eastern Orthodox icons. Mila's show comes with a collection of traditional icons made at monastery workshops in the years since a measure of religious freedom returned to Russia. There are as many as 180 pieces of Pawlowska's work, plus a collection of 24 traditional icons made by contemporary artists at monasteries in Russia.

Christ Church Cathedral]

1210 Locust Street

St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 231-3454

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Framations: Friday, 21 October 2011

Two new exhibits open October 21 at Framations in St. Charles and offer the public a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate to Framations. Starting on October 21, each non-perishable food item or toiletry item donated on site will grant the customer one free entry into a drawing for the $100 gift certificate. No purchase is necessary for entry into the drawing. Framations will be taking donations through the holiday season. All donations will go to a local food bank, with more information coming soon to The drawing for the gift certificate will be held in December, the exact date TBA.

In coordination with the beginning of the food drive, there will be an Opening Reception for two new exhibits featuring regional artists.

In the Main Gallery, Art World Association will display works by more than a dozen of its members, with works varying by medium in and exhibit entitled "People - Places - Things". Art World Association was founded in 1963 by dedicated artists for the purpose of promoting, encouraging, and foster the arts in the St. Louis Community. As a non-profit organization they are open to all artists and any others who are interested in the arts. Their mission is to create an environment that promotes the members to continue to grow and mature in their art endeavors. This exhibit will open with a free public reception on October 21 from 6-8pm and will be on display through November 23.

In Gallery Two during this time, Juliette Travous will display recent pastel paintings, focusing on landscapes in rich colors and textures. Featuring several large scale pastels, Travous often focuses in on areas that may go otherwise unnoticed in nature. Her paintings serve as a viewfinder that show us her personal view, selecting memories and personal visions from her own travels and experiences.

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

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Friday, October 07, 2011

2715 Cherokee St: Saturday, 8 October 2011


Out of a viscid goop surface twelve undergraduate art students and their semi-congealed artistic byproducts. Come check out the one night exhibition on Saturday, October 8th from 7-10 PM with a performance at 8 PM.

Featuring artists: Adam Wand, Anna Hegarty, Annie Sarachan, Godiva Reisenbichler, Jakob Brugge, Jess Star, Lisa Niemiec, Matt Rosenfeld, Rachel Sard, Madison Sembler, Netta Sadovsky, Rebecca Naegele.

2715 Cherokee Street

Shameless Grounds: Friday, 7 October 2011

Shameless Halloween Exhibit

Join us this Friday from 7pm - 9pm for our artist reception. Alcoholic beverages will be available, as well as our regular menu.

Welcome our artists: John Williams, Cynthia Copeland, Virginia Harold, Carrie Meyer, Aubrey Berkholtz, Lucien Storm, Dani Sposato, NDSmith, Rocky Andreotti, Jim Trotter, Molly Algernon,

2650 Sidney Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 21 October 2011

Red Rose III (detail), 2011, Acrylic on linen, 40 x 60 inches
Andrew Millner: Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose

New Paintings
Opening Friday, October 21st

4735 McPherson Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Aisle 1 Gallery: Friday, 7 October 2011

Friday Oct. 7, 2011, 7-11pm

Nicholas Kriefall - Oil Spills and Metaphors

Fascinated by the relationship between light and water, as well as the obscure perceptions we can have at night, his work shows the balance of these three elements. Be it a body of water before a brilliant horizon, or wet street beneath a busy nightlife, to say which of these elements has the most influence is impossible, an idea he is driven on.

Aisle 1 Gallery
2627 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

Monday, October 03, 2011

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Friday, 6 October 2011

"it is not a pipe"
Ann Hamilton from the collection of (curated by) Buzz Spector

October 6 - November 3, 2011
Opening Reception: October 6, 2011 6pm-8pm

Dear Dana, In July 1992 I received a package in the mail from Ann Hamilton. Inside was a small, slipcast porcelain, match holder; a “grandmother’s house”-type object in the form of a pipe resting on the pages of an opened book. The match holder was encased in a wad of newspaper, beneath which was a letter to me. The sentiments in this missive were of a personal nature, typical of those exchanged between friends, but Ann had done something more here, gluing little shards of glass to each word. So, the object in the form of a pipe, which was not one, was accompanied by a letter which was something more than a message. For nineteen years this letter has been kept with my mail; the match holder on a shelf in my studio. By now moving them from my private life to this public space I have isolated them for other kinds of scrutiny.

The title of this project is “it is not a pipe,” the phrase taken from Ann’s letter, but of course also a Magrittean trope. In this case, neither the object, nor the letter, nor this exhibit project, are quite what they seem.

Gallery hours by appointment.
5723 Dewey Ave. 1st floor
St. Louis, Missouri 63116