Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 9 December 2011

Dec. 9th - Jan 7th
Peat Wollaeger
'Peat Street and Eyez'
opening reception Dec 9th from 6pm - 10pm

Peat will bring the 'Hood' to Maplewood by transforming the gallery into an
urban landscape. Featuring new works on painted street signs, electrical panels,
empty spray cans and other urban elements. The show will also include actual
pieces from an abandoned North Saint Louis Tire factory that he tagged up for a
street art installation/party to benefit City Academy prior to demolition.

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Boulevard
Maplewood, 63143
314 960 5322

Syndicate Building: Saturday, 17 December 2011

Artthngs presents Four your Consideration, an Art Exhibit
Opening Reception Saturday, December 17, 6-9pm, 2011

Artistic creations from 16 St. Louis area artists. Featured are Jenny Guss, Meghan White, Evan Honercamp, John Blair,Terry Pierson, Zack Drier, Erin Rieke, Paul Williams, Jerry Johnson, Valerie Rippy, Luella Perry, Justin Bailey, Devin Rojas, Sven White, Paul LaFlam and Connie LaFlam.

Exhibit continues through January 21 by appointment.

Syndicate Building
915 Olive Street
4th and 5th floor galleries

Chesterfield Arts: Friday-Saturday, 2-3 December 2011

Please join RHD-MO Blank Canvas and Fine Line Studios for Dual Exhibit
at Chesterfield Arts Center. Friday December 2nd from 5-9 and Saturday December 3rd 10am to 4pm

Chesterfield Arts
444 Chesterfield Center
Chesterfield, MO 63017

U City Library Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2011

“Strata”, 30” x 30”, oil on canvas, 2011
The December exhibit in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library entitled “Strata” features abstract oil paintings representing the aesthetics of nature by Melanie Terry. A reception will be held on Friday, December 2, 2011, 6 – 8 pm in THE GALLERY. The work is on display December 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. The library will be closed December 25 & 26 for the Christmas holiday.

6701 Delmar Blvd

Studio Altius: Friday, 2 December 2011

Gallery Preview & Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk: Friday, December 2, 2011 6-10p.m.
Opening Night Gala: Saturday, December 3, 2011 6-11p.m.
Exhibition Dates: December 2, 2011 to January 9, 2012

Studio Altius extends an invitation to the public for the 5th annual SEEN photography exhibition. Every December, lovers of photography come to Studio Altius to view a collection of the best photography created in that year from St. Louis area photographers. This show celebrates photographers, professional and amateur, across all genres. It is the culmination of a contest to find the best of the best in St. Louis. We want to see what our best photographers have SEEN! The finalist images have been selected by a blind jury and will be displayed in the SEEN 2011 show at Studio Altius throughout the month of December and part of January. Top finalists in each of the 16 categories will receive hundreds of dollars in prizes from our sponsors. Additionally, a coffee table style photo-book has been made showing off the finalists, plus several other standout images. This book will be available to purchase during the run of the show. Awards will be announced during the Opening Night Gala on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Parking for the event is available in the PNC Bank lot next door as well as on Folk Avenue. For more information about the SEEN 2011 exhibition, please visit http://www.studioaltius.com/resource/art.html

Studio Altius
2301 South Big Bend Boulevard
Maplewood, MO 63143

Sunday, November 27, 2011

May Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2011

Photo Imaging Education Association
International Exhibition

9 and under
Halbert Bai, Second Prize, Grades 9 and Under Single

2 - 16 December 2011

With a talk by Stan Godwin and Mark Murray
Friday, 2 December, 3 pm, Sverdrup 101

Opening Reception Friday, 2 December, 5-7 pm

May Gallery
8300 Big Bend Blvd.
2nd floor, west wing
Webster Groves MO 63119

Muddy River Arts: Friday, 2 December 2011

Muddy River Arts will hold its annual Holiday Art Show and Sale at The Ethical Society of Saint Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, on Friday, December 2 from noon to 9 PM and Saturday, December 3 from 10 AM to 6 PM.

A public reception will be held on Friday from 6 to 9 pm with refreshments, entertainment and incentives.

30 St. Louis area artists will be on hand to show and discuss their functional and fanciful works, which include pottery, fused glass, jewelry, fiber arts, metalwork, woodwork and photography.

Gateway Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2011

Please join us on Friday, December 2, 6 till 9 PM for our holiday reception. You'll find tags that offer special holiday prices for other artwork.

Share this joyful holiday season with us for a little while and take advantage of this opportunity to talk with the artists who have created the art you'll see around you. We would love to tell you the stories of the work we create.

Resident Artists: Karen Antrim, Vic Barr, John Barhydt, Dawn Gano, Sheldon Johnson, Vic Mastis, Meg Matson, Greg Matchick, Sandy Moriarty, Janice Schoultz Mudd, Annie Smith Piffel, Jerry Schmutz, Michele Wells, D. A. Williams, Joyce Yarbrough

Gallery Hours: Wednesday 11-6, Thursday 11-6, Friday 11-7, Saturday 11-6 · Sunday 10-5, Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Gateway Gallery
21 North Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 9 December 2011

Tate Foley: WE BUY GOLD
Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 - Saturday, Jan. 28th, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, Dec. 9 from 6-8 p.m.

Tate Foley's WE BUY GOLD speaks to the get-rich-quick mindset of contemporary America. Have useless junk lying around? Sell it for CA$H. These ads are ubiquitous and the plague of advertising. They adorn our elbows’ resting place in grocery stores as we pay for food, startling the pagination in every newspaper, written harshly on every park bench, and attract consumers to every gas station, cigarette store, and pawnshop.

Rags to riches will always be our goal. The difference between the peanut farmer turned president and the modern American is the idea of work ethic. People try to do as little as possible to get rich. Ponzi scheme con artists, day traders and penny stocks, and investors in intangible objects all refine and define the act of goldbricking. As long as we are promised there is money to be made with as little exertion as possible, we will do it.

WE BUY GOLD aims to exhibit the frailty and insubstantial nature of the act of investing. It is a more refined and organized form of betting at the tracks - the difference being if an investment hits rock bottom, you have only your own legs to break.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
Visual Arts Studio, Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd.

Los Caminos: Saturday, 3 December 2011

Please join us on Saturday, December 3rd at 6pm for a "PechaKucha" inspired event at Los Caminos. If you are unfamiliar with PechaKucha it is a short presentation format that originally began in Tokyo as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Los Caminos has selected a group of regional artists to creatively interpret this format in order to discuss their artistic practices.

The event will coincide with the closing of our current exhibition "Romantic Notions," curated by Cecilia Vargas, and will include artist Helen Maurene Cooper (Chicago), who is featured in the exhibition, along with Madeleine Bailey (Chicago), Jaclyn Jacunski (Chicago), Maggie Ginestra (St. Louis), Mike Stasny (St. Louis), Cameron Fuller (St. Louis), Eileen G’Sell (St. Louis), Amelia Colette Jones (St. Louis), Daniel McGrath (St. Louis), Marcus Miers (Columbia, MO), B.J. Vogt (St. Louis), and Ann-Maree Walker (St. Louis).

Don't miss this chance to view "Romantic Notions" before it closes and learn more about the practices of these exciting artists! Also, while you're in the neighborhood, make sure to check out the Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale which will be taking place from 10am-7pm down the street.

Los Caminos
2649 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

Monday, November 21, 2011

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Friday, 9 December 2011

Sandra Marchewa: Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches
December 9, 2011 - January 12, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, December 9, 6pm-8pm

Going native, Isolation Room/Gallerykit is pleased to present new work by outsider artist Sandra Marchewa. Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches made specifically for Isolation Room is a faux stained glass Tour De Force. Isolation Room invites the viewer to jump into Sandra's fanatical mixture of psychedelic patterns and occult symbols constrained within a tidy snap grid. An arbitrary color scheme and heavily textured surface, create a primitive jouissance that's hard to beat. A startling variety of mediums, ranging from silver leaf to tangerine glitter to the latest shade of nail polish, contained inside each cell of the grid, reveals her interest in the fusion of organic nature and synthetic process.

View by appointment.


Call for Work: Deadline 2 December 2011


MySLART.org is looking for 33 artists to exhibit their work at our "33December" art exhibit in Webster Groves. This weekend show includes an opening reception Friday, December 16, from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. And will also be open to the public on Saturday, December 17, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Artists are invited to submit three works each in any medium or mixed media. For works submitted to be hung on the wall, each artist is limited to 6’ feet of horizontal wall space for the three works. For sculpture, each artist is limited to an area 6' square. Pedestals (if required) are supplied by the artist.

We're also looking for one of the artists to paint, sculpt, pot, or whatever, live from 5:30pm to 10pm at the opening reception. A performance artist would also be welcome to apply.

MySLART.org charges no gallery commissions on sales of your work, you keep 100%. But there is a $30 entry fee per accepted artist (not per work). There is no fee for submitting your work.

Three artists accepted for this show will be selected for Best of Show award, Second Place award, and Third Place award. Those winners will receive a $75, $50, or $25 gift certificate from Llywelyn's Pub. Additionally, the top four artists, as voted by visitors to the opening reception, will also each receive a bottle of Mount Pleasant wine from its Estate series.

Deadline for received submissions is Friday, December 2. But don’t delay submitting. Submissions will be reviewed as received and accepted or rejected only until we have 33 artists accepted. 11 artist slots are already taken.

To submit your work for review, send an email to MySLART@live.com with photos of your three works (in the JPG file format) as attachments. In your submission please include your phone number(s) and the title and size of each work to be exhibited.

Shameless Grounds: Saturday, 26 November 2011

Exhibit runs: Nov 26 - Jan 7

Join us Saturday, November 26, at 7pm for the artist reception and viewingof the stunning works that are sure to put you in the holiday groove.

Meet the artists!
Drink specials!
Hor dourves!
Koken bar will be open!
The event is free!

Welcome our exhibiting artists: Rocky Andreotti, Ron W., Gina Simon, John Pirkey, Jim Trotter, The Hermit, Jim Horne, Gothic Pixie, Aubrey Berkholtz.

Shameless Grounds
2650 Sidney Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104

"Embracing the Full Spectrum of Love, Lust, and Ethical Human Sexuality."

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2011

Framations Art Gallery presents "Simple Treasures", an exhibit all about keeping it simple. There's no judge, no jury, no commission, no media restrictions, no theme. All of the artwork is also price conveniently $100.00 and under to be giftable and priced right for tight budgets. The exhibit begins with an opening reception on December 2 from 6-8 pm. At 7 pm Framations with draw a winner in their drawing for a $100 Gift Certificate. Customers have been earning free entries for more than a month by bringing in donations for a food drive benefiting St. Louis Area Foodbank. Donations for the food drive will be accepted through the evening of the reception. This exhibit will continue through January 5, 2012.

In Gallery Two, visitors will find "More Spectacular Visions: Photography by Carolyn Schlueter".

Framations Art Gallery
218 North Main Street
St. Charles
(636) 724-8313

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2011

Please join us Friday, December 2, 6-8pm for a special Holiday Party showing off SILVER, our 25th Anniversary Exhibition. The Central West End will be glowing with Christmas decorations, sparkling windows, and festive visitors, as we preview the Annual Holiday Window Walk scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd.

We will toast the season as well as our extensive exhibition featuring the best from Atrium artists and paying tribute to 25 years of bringing wonderful contemporary art to St. Louis.

Wednesday - Saturday , 10-6. Tuesday by appointment.

4728 McPherson Avenue
St. Louis MO 63108

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2011

Opening Reception Friday, December 2, from 5 to 9 pm

December 2, 2011 – January 20, 2012
Front Room: Shawn Burkard: Ye Ol Saint Nick
Project Room: Gallery Artists: WOP I
Media Room: Dickson Beall: Light Diet

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

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to present Damon Freed’s second solo exhibition with the gallery entitled Life Saver. Continuing his exploration of push and pull, Freed delves deeper into the dichotomy of balance and asymmetry. Driven by his tempo of thought and our contemporary cadence, Freed’s new paintings have a pulse. Warm colors accentuated by black outlines vibrate throughout the paintings; their asymmetrical applications offset centered compositions. They are warm, full of life, always moving and always on the verge of further action.

The tension between the potential and kinetic energies of the paintings calls the viewer to mobilize, to play and to find joy in doing so. The paintings are active and reflective, full of opposing relationships, yet embracive of all these qualities. Freed’s titles enhance the already-present sense of harmony by grounding the abstract compositions with associations that are either concrete or presented in a language that allows the viewer to collaborate in its meaning.
A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Kara Gordon and poems by Damon Freed accompanies the exhibit.

In the Project Room, the gallery presents a group exhibition of works on paper titled WOP I by several artists of the gallery including, Buzz Spector, Chris Kahler, Beverly Fishman, Carmon Colangelo, Laura Beard, Alex Couwenberg, Jill Downen, Kelley Johnson, Martin Brief, Joan Hall, Van McElwee and others.

In the Front Room, the gallery presents an exhibition, titled “Ye Ol Saint Nick” by Shawn Burkard. Part of a series, “The House of Mimesis/Revolving Personalities,” this photograph illustrates Burkard’s Christmas spirit. A unique perspective on the over-commercialization of this religious holiday, Burkard depicts Christmas as a gaudy capitalist invention. The fabrication of the scene—the tin foil, the garbage bag as a gift sack—is as contrived as many people’s “holiday cheer,” but there is no pretense in Burkard’s stance. Saint Nick’s facial expression, posture and action of pouring out the milk are cynical and satirical. This shocking visual metaphor sends his message loud and clear: we’ve been bad children and Saint Nick does not want our milk and cookies this year.

In the Media Room, the gallery presents a new video work titled Light Diet by Dickson Beall. Light Diet is an investigation of the relationship between past and present. Through this exploration, Beall looks to portray the human experience of change through light and space.
Inspired by the Reflection of the Buddah at the Pulitzer Foundation of the Arts, Beall’s work with light and movement in space aims to transcend his subject matter. We are constantly moving, constantly burning and replenishing. This process of constant change is beautiful, elegant in its own right. As disparate as the past traditions of the still life might seem to the future realities in artificial intelligence, there is a bridge across the gap. Beall looks to construct and reform this bridge.

3721 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Old North Restoration Group: Friday, 18 November 2011

The Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocate’s 2nd Annual Art Exhibition: Nosotros, los Otros/ We, The Others

6:00pm, Friday November 18, 2011

Chicago-based Nicaraguan artist Carlos Barberena and local artist Seitu Smith will be showing their work at MIRA’s 2nd Annual Art Exhibition: Nosotros, Los Otros/We, The Others. (Gallery Talk by the artists will be held at the same location, Saturday, November 19 at 1pm.)

Friday, November 18th, the Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA) will host their 2nd Annual Art Exhibition. The diverse works of Chicago-based Nicaraguan artist Carlos Barberena and local artist Seitu James Smith will be displayed and available for purchase. (A portion of proceeds will benefit with work of MIRA.) The exhibit will examine the nation’s multicultural heritage and address the social, economic and political obstacles faced by “the others.”

Old North Restoration Group
2700 N. 14th Street
St. Louis, MO 63106

Gallery 501: thursday, 17 November 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things...
Nov. - Dec. 2011
Reception: Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 - 9 PM

Jennifer Weigel smaller plein air paintings on display at Art Glass Array's Gallery 501, opening this Thursday.

Gallery 501 at Art Glass Array
501 N. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO

Monday, November 14, 2011

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday, 18 November 2011

East Gallery Presents Travel Souvenirs: Watercolors by Muriel Eulich. Be transported. Eulich's watercolors shimmer with vibrant color and capture delicate nuances of the human spirit. Exhibit on view through Dec.13.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd. between Union and Kingshighway

Aisle 1 Gallery: Friday 18 November 2100

2012 Preview Show
Works by our 2012 Calendar Artists: Ruben Aguirre, Bryan Walsh and Jason Spencer

One Weekend Party at Aisle 1 Gallery
November 18-19, 2011
Friday 7-11pm / gallery hours Saturday 12 – 8pm

Three of our 2012 artists will be posting up for the night on Cherokee. Prints, T-shirts, small original works from these three artists will be available. Stock up on holiday gifts that will totally rock your loved ones’ gift-receiving experience. Party with the artists, and get psyched about the upcoming year of art on Cherokee Street at Aisle 1 Gallery.

Ruben Aguirre’s exhibition is scheduled for July of 2012.
Bryan Walsh’s full exhibition is scheduled for August of 2012.
Jason Spencer’s exhibition is scheduled for September of 2012.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 18 November 2011

Please join us for the opening reception of "33November" on Friday, November 18, from 5:30pm to 10pm.

The 33November 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.

For a list of all 33 participating artists and a Google map showing our gallery location, visit http://www.myslart.org/events/33november

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 2 December 2011

Mad Art Gallery proudly presents An Unlikely Coincidence of Haptic Hermeneutics, the Webster Arts Coalition 2011 showcase of Webster University’s artists-in-training. The opening reception will take place Friday December 2, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. This exhibit continues through December 26, 2011, with viewings by appointment.

December's show will spotlight the work of over 30 students, including painting, printmaking, wood and metal sculpture, digital media and performance art.

"We want to show St. Louis some of the exciting things being created at Webster University by students at all levels, in a variety of mediums" explains Justin Bailey, coordinator of the exhibit.

Please join us for this diverse collection of student creations.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Gallery Proper: Friday, 11 November 2011

2712 Cherokee Street

*Hello China* | Photographs by Michael Worful

*My Favorite Words* | Sal Randolph

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Aisle 1 Gallery, St. Louis Arts Project and The Screwed Arts Collective: Saturday, 10 December 2011

Aisle 1 Gallery, St. Louis Arts Project and The Screwed Arts Collective Presents "The Clean Up" on Saturday, December 10

For the first time three art organizations will come together to present The Clean Up, which will primarily feature artwork from the Screwed Arts Collective at Aisle 1 Gallery and two new ventures from St. Louis Arts Project. The night will be a cross between a gallery reception and party as visual art at Aisle 1 and from St. Louis Arts Project gets paired with a diverse line-up of live music from Scripts N Screwz, 18andCounting, DJ Mahf, US English, Bace Monk and a DJ set from So Many Dynamos.

Starting at 7:00 PM, Aisle 1 Gallery (2627 Cherokee) will host the opening reception for The Clean Up, a show featuring work from St. Louis' own Screwed Arts Collective and other city artists. Those artists showing work in the show include: Ruben Aguirre, Daniel Burnett, Jenn Carter, Stan Chisholm, Daniel Gaeng, Daniel Jefferson, Ben Pierce, Joey Potts, REVISE CMW, Chris Sabatino ,Jason Spencer, Danielle Spradley, Joy Tiyasirichokchai, Justin Tolentino, Amy VanDonsel, Bryan Walsh and Peat Wollaeger. DJ Mahf, 18andCounting and Bace Monk will be spinning throughout the event. To learn more about the individual artists and opening reception please click here. The Clean Up will be open through Friday, December 23.

St. Louis Arts Project (SLAP) will debut two new ventures that night - Iconoclash and the SLAP Artist Store. Iconoclash is a new artist series presented by SLAP that pairs together two artists to create an interactive art installation for one night only. To kickoff the series, Damon Davis (Scripts N Screwz, Civil Ape) and Skip Jones (Made Monarchs) will work together to make a sound installation that creates music based off participants' specific physical actions and brain activity. A short documentary on the making of the installation will also be showing. The Iconoclash installation will be open at The Bomb Door from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM.

The second debut of the night from SLAP will be the Artist Store which features SLAP member's work - from music to clothes to posters - available for sale. There will be a pop-up shop on site for one night only with work from WORK/PLAY, Civil Ape, Made Monarchs, Emily Heymeyer and The Luminary Center for the Arts plus a limited edition SLAP poster. The following day the SLAP Artist Store will be make its debut online at www. stlartproject.org.

Along with the SLAP Artist Store and Iconoclash series, there will be live music at The Bomb Door starting at 9:30 PM. The line-up is exclusively made up of SLAP members and includes Scripts N Screwz, US English and a DJ set from Aaron and Norm of So Many Dynamos.

The event will begin at 7:00 PM and end at midnight. The opening reception in Aisle 1 Gallery are free while there is a $5 suggested donation to attend events at The Bomb Door, both venues are all ages. To see the facebook event for The Clean Up please click here.

U City Library Gallery: Friday, 11 November 2011

Aaron Bos-Wahl "Natural History" at the University City Public Library Gallery.
November 1 - 29, 2011.
A new exhibition of watercolors and other objects

Opening Reception Friday, the 11th 6 - 8 pm


Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 11 November 2011


Jeff Aeling will be debuting new oil paintings at the Philip Slein Gallery on November 11th. Aeling’s reputation is based on his highly technical and Romantic visions of the sweeping vistas of our country. Aeling’s new body of work focuses on the dramatic and sublime qualities of nature; from a bolt of lightning that scars the sky before a spring downpour to a delicate symphony of light that paints the sky as the sun dips below the river on a sultry summer evening. For Aeling’s second show at the gallery he has traversed the region capturing the poetry of the Midwestin luminous paintings
that will inspire a sense of awe in the wonders of the natural world.

Reception: Friday, November 11th, 2011, 6-8 pm; runs through December 17th.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

The Philip Slein Gallery
1319 Washington Ave.
Downtown St. Louis

Urban Eats Gallery: Saturday, 12 November 2011

Mark Swain will have an opening reception for his New Exhibit, Secrets of the Soul
Saturday, Nov 12, 5-8pm.

Urban Eats Cafe and Gallery
3301 Meramec St. 63118
In Historic Dutchtown

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Aisle 1 Gallery: Saturday, 12 November 2100

November 12th 6-8pm
Eric Nichols – Anomalous
Closing reception

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

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Nu-Art Series: Friday, 18 November 2011

The Nu-Art Series proudly presents Theo Fields & Ron Young, with an opening reception on Friday, November 18, 2011, from 5 to 9 p.m., as part of our ongoing Jazz and the Visual Arts Series at the Nu-Art Series' Metropolitan Gallery, 2936 Locust Street, St. Louis MO 63103. The show continues through January 6, 2012.

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

Turner Center for the Arts: Friday, 11 November 2011

This Friday, November 11 from 5-9 pm, don't miss your opportunity to take part in the most exciting event in TCA history! With TCA artists creating art live, a live band playing from 5-7, a wine grab, raffle, hors d'ouevres, special beverages and dozens of pieces of self-taught art by TCA artsts, you will be amazed at how far we've come in 5 years. Support the Turner Center with your presence, or go a step further and support us with a financial donation. The show will run until the end of the year, so make an appointment if you can't make the opening exhibition.

3109 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood 63143

Sunday, November 06, 2011

RAC Gallery: Friday, 18 November 2011

The Gallery at The Regional Arts Commission Presents
Exploring the Figure: Photographs by Jerry Levy and Stan Strembicki
Curated by Stan Strembicki

Gallery Opening: Friday, November 18, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, December 8, 5:30 to 7 pm
Reception 5:30, Talk 6

Exhibition continues through January 7, 2012
This exhibition features photographs by Jerry Levy and Stan Strembicki which center on the nude in the landscape. While Levy situates the figure in real landscapes of surreal beauty, Strembicki manipulates the pairing of figure and environment to present a new kind of landscape within which the figure lives.

Exhibition Dates: November 18, 2011 - January 7, 2012
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, noon - 5 p.m., Sunday - closed

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Boulevard on The Loop
St. Louis, MO 63112
(Free parking in the lot behind The Pageant; metered street parking

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Friday, 11 November 2011

Giles Eldridge: Gold
November 11 - December 8, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, November 11, 6pm-8pm

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit
is pleased to announce an exhibition with London based artist Giles Eldridge. GOLD, 2011, is a series of works pulled from Eldridge’s personal archive. This particular grouping was created and specifically chosen by the artist for Isolation Room to be held in stasis as a probable narrative. Eldridge culls his imagery from a variety of sources with varied references from politics, pop culture, art and architecture. Within his body of work or “archive,” Eldridge utilizes different techniques to render these subjects. Each work is individual ranging from detailed graphite drawings to relaxed watercolor sketches, varying from photo-realist to impressionistic to completely abstract. The deliberate inconsistency is Eldrige’s way of articulating the differences and offering autonomy to each of his paintings and drawings from his always expanding archive.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

White Flag Projects: thursday, 3 November 2011

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 4 November 2011

Friday Nov 4th 6-10
'In Plain Air'

New paintings from Christopher Paquet and Seth Coston
at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary

In August 2000 Seth Coston and Christopher Paquet met while on the MA at Goldsmiths College in London, UK. The commonalities in their backgrounds, having both grown up between the Midwest and Atlantic seaboard, gave them a similar outlook. Their perspectives were also informed by a shared interest in the writings of George Bataille, and the paintings of artists, such as: Jacques-Louis David, Francis Bacon, and Robert Williams. Both artists' practices are informed by such pop culture touchstones as: the films of David Cronenberg, the comics of Robert Crumb and the music of Black Sabbath. Both artists now live and work in New York City.
This coming November Coston and Paquet will be exhibiting "In Plain Air" at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary. This exhibition will be a salon of new paintings in the French tradition of genre painting. The artists will explore themes of work/transgression; stasis/mutation; utopia/dystopia using the traditional formats of history painting, landscape, portraiture and still life.

2713 Sutton Boulevard
Maplewood 63143

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 4 November 2011

Friday Nov 4th 6-10
'In Plain Air'

New paintings from Christopher Paquet and Seth Coston
at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary

In August 2000 Seth Coston and Christopher Paquet met while on the MA at Goldsmiths College in London, UK. The commonalities in their backgrounds, having both grown up between the Midwest and Atlantic seaboard, gave them a similar outlook. Their perspectives were also informed by a shared interest in the writings of George Bataille, and the paintings of artists, such as: Jacques-Louis David, Francis Bacon, and Robert Williams. Both artists' practices are informed by such pop culture touchstones as: the films of David Cronenberg, the comics of Robert Crumb and the music of Black Sabbath. Both artists now live and work in New York City.
This coming November Coston and Paquet will be exhibiting "In Plain Air" at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary. This exhibition will be a salon of new paintings in the French tradition of genre painting. The artists will explore themes of work/transgression; stasis/mutation; utopia/dystopia using the traditional formats of history painting, landscape, portraiture and still life.

2713 Sutton Boulevard
Maplewood 63143

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 11 November 2011

Aggregate Exhibition Series at the St. Louis Artists' Guild
Opening Reception: Friday, November 11th, 2011; 6pm–8pm
Exhibition Dates: November 11th, 2011–January 6th, 2012
Panel Discussion: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011; 7pm–9pm

The Aggregate Exhibition Series at the St. Louis Artists' Guild is a group of six exhibitions in which artists, architects, and designers examine our culture of consumption and possible solutions for establishing long-term ecological balance.

An aggregate is a mass or assemblage of particulars, and is the technical term for the loose materials (such as sand or gravel) added to a cementing agent to make concrete. The exhibition series is named Aggregate both to allude to built environments and to remind viewers that change is best achieved through collective action.

Exhibitions in this series:
Running the Numbers by Chris Jordan
Stasis/Adapting by Amanda Pfister
River Road (Solo Gallery): installation by Gwyn Wahlmann
Sustainability and the Built Environment: A group exhibition juried by photographer Chris Jordan
Rhythms of the City (Members Gallery): Members of the Shooters Unlimited, a collective of photographers. Includes: Nancy Bridges, Anna Harris, Jo Rezny McCredie, Marion Noll, Marianne Pepper, Joan Proffer, Naomi Runtz, Barbara Steps, Kay Wood and Barbara Zucker
Children's Gallery: Mason Elementary, Metro High School, and the Central Visual Performing Arts High School

On Tuesday, November 15th, at 7pm, the St. Louis Artists' Guild will host a panel discussion, moderated by Jean Ponzi (host of Earthworms on KDHX 88.1), further exploring the themes of the exhibition series. Confirmed panelist are John Wagner (FOCUS St. Louis), Bob Hansman (Washington University School of Architecture),Charlie Vinz (ReBuild Foundation) and Dr. Tim Keane (Executive Director, Office of Sustainability, Saint Louis University).

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

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Art St. Louis: Saturday 12 November 2011

"Art St. Louis XXVII, The Exhibition" and "Artists' Day at Circus Flora 2011"
Reception: Saturday, November 12th

Gallery hours are Monday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays

Please join us NEXT Saturday, November 12, 2011, from 6-7 p.m. for a FREE pre-reception Juror's Talk followed by a FREE reception 7-9 p.m. Awards & announcements made at 8 p.m.

Our 27th annual all media, all styles, all techniques, and all themes exhibit was open to artists 21+ residing in St. Louis and the surrounding 200-mile radius. From 500 artworks submitted by 122 St. Louis regional artists, Juror Andrew Stein Raftery selected 70 artworks in all media by 66 artists from Missouri and Illinois.

The artists selected for "Art St. Louis XXVII, The Exhibition" are J'Ann Schoonmaker Allen, St. Louis; Andrew Andrasko, St. Louis; Michael J. Anthony, St. Louis; Maria N. Boehm, Hillsboro, MO; Robert Boettcher, St. Louis; Carol Corey, University City, MO; Debbie Corson, Kirkwood, MO; Cathie Crawford, Peoria, IL; Andrew Dobson, Alton, IL; William D'Sousa, St. Louis; Tim Eberhardt, St. Louis; Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO;
Dominic Finocchio, St. Louis; Carol Fleming, Ladue, MO; M.J. Goerke, St. Louis; Daniel Greenberg, University City, MO; SJ Hammack, Kirkwood, MO; Donna Hasegawa, St. Louis; Jennifer Hayes, Rock Hill, MO; Maurice Hirsch, Chesterfield, MO; Cary Horton, Shrewsbury, MO; Jim Hutsler, Caseyville, IL; Beth Jatcko, Webster Groves, MO; Sheldon Johnson, University City, MO; Emily Mae Keefauver, St. Louis; Greg Kluempers, Florissant, MO; Zach Koch, Troy, IL; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Terry Lay, St. Louis; Micah Liesenfeld, St. Louis; Phyllis MacLaren, Ballwin, MO; Darnell Malone, Edwardsville, IL; Marie Bannerot McInerney, St. Louis; Jocelyn Meyer, Kirksville, MO; Mike Miller, Springfield, IL; Dennis Minner, St. Louis; Kitty Mollman, Ladue, MO; Bonnie Murray, St. Louis; Louis Nahlik, Chesterfield, MO; Marion Noll, Webster Groves, MO; Pat Owoc, St. Louis; Fabrizio Passanisi, St. Louis; Davide Prete, St. Louis; Megan Rieke, Kirkwood, MO; Lynn Robey, Dexter, MO; Joseph Rogg, St. Louis; Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO; Jennifer Sarti, St. Louis; Michael Burke Seltzer, Carbondale, IL; Mary Beth Shaw, Wildwood, MO; Lisa Sisley-Blinn, O'Fallon, MO; Brian D. Smith, St. Louis; Kate Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO; Robin Street-Morris, St. Louis; William Turner, St. Louis; Mike Turney, Arnold, MO; Andy Van Der Tuin, Olivette, MO; Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL; Erica Wagner, Chesterfield, MO; Teresa Wang, St. Louis; Vivian Waters, St. Peters, MO; Jennifer Weigel, St. Louis; Rebecka Wyrde, St. Louis; David M. Yates, Edwardsville, IL; Barbara Zucker, St. Louis.

Click here to view some of the featured artworks in this exhibit.


During this exhibition, Art Saint Louis is hosting free Meet the Artists Saturdays wherein featured artists from "Art St. Louis XXVII, The Exhibition" and "Artists' Day at Circus Flora 2011" will be on-hand in the Gallery to greet visitors and discuss their works in the show. In addition, some artists will be presenting a demo of their work & techniques. These very informal events are free & open to the public.

Saturday, November 5, 1-4 p.m. Tim Eberhardt, ceramic sculpture
Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Micah Liesenfeld, painting; 12-4 p.m. Fabrizio Passanisi, painting
Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Andrew Dobson, photography; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Darnell Malone, mixed media
Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Barbara Zucker, photography & printmaking; 1-4 p.m. Jennfier Sarti, photography
Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Michael J. Anthony, painting; 1-4 p.m. Vivian Waters, photography
Saturday, December 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bob Rickert, photography; 1-4 p.m. Cary Horton, photography

Art Saint Louis proudly presents "Artists' Day at Circus Flora 2011," also on view in the Gallery October 29-December 30, 2011. The reception for this exhibit is also November 12, 7-9 p.m. and is FREE & open to the public.

Presented in Art Saint Louis' Dion Dion Gallery, this second annual juried exhibit was open to the artists who participated in our 2011 Artists' Day at Circus Flora behind-the-scenes event on June 18, 2011. Exhibition jurors were Ivor David Balding, Artistic Director & Producer, Circus Flora, and Robin Hirsch, Associate Director & Gallery Director, Art Saint Louis.
One of the 42 artworks featured in "Artists' Day at Circus Flora 2011": Molly Edler, University City, MO. Flight. 2011. Watercolor on Paper, 29"x36". $250.

This year's exhibit features artworks by 26 St. Louis regional artists Bob Ahrens, Edwardsville, IL; Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL; Emily Benner, St. Louis; Jerry Benner, Ferguson, MO; Jennie Collins, University City, MO; Molly Edler, University City, MO; Daniel Fishback, Florissant, MO; Lon Gilbert, Eureka, MO; Anna Harris, St. Louis; Allen Kriegshauser, Kirkwood, MO; Deanna Nash, St. Louis; Marion Noll, Webster Groves, MO; Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO;
Thomas Rochford, St. Louis; Russ Rosener, St. Louis; Barbrara St. John, St. Louis; Jeffrey Sass, Clayton, MO; Thalia Sass, University City, MO; Annie Scheumbauer, St. Louis; Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO; Gabriela Toujas, Wildwood, MO; Rebecka Wyrde, St. Louis; Dawn Wagner, Florissant, MO; Jennifer Weigel, St. Louis; Kay Wood, St. Louis; Barbara Zucker, St. Louis.
Click here to view some of the featured artworks in this exhibit.

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.

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

Luminary Center for the Arts: Friday, 4 November 2011

Main Gallery: Recently Possible: Objects of the Future
Installation Space: Brett Williams, FeedBack
Opening reception: Friday, November 4th from 6-9pm
On view November 4, 2011- December 2, 2011
Wednesday-Saturday from 12-6pm

Recently Possible: Objects of the Future, The Luminary’s final exhibition of the 2011 season, explores the concept of ‘new media’ from a literal perspective of technological development, innovative concepts and radical consumer products primarily drawn from the past year. New media has been shorthand for all art that engages technology since at least the video experiments of the 60 s and has been omnipresent since the emergence of interactive technologies of the 90 s. Recently Possible explores the concept from a step outside of the fine art discipline in order to expand and challenge our concept of new media practice, placing products and experimental research alongside the work of new media artists.

The exhibition focuses on projects and products that would not have been possible to create beyond the past several years, from 3D printers and visual synthesizers to robotic lifeguards and electronic cigarettes. By placing restrictions on the exhibition’s timeline to the immediate past, we are questioning the relevance of the language of new media and the contemporary, which encompasses fifty years of artistic practice as it mentions Nam June Paik and Bruce Naumann together with artists pushing today’s technological boundaries.

Artists and projects include Art404, Teenage Engineering, Yamaha Tenori-on, Wacom, Ryan Hendrickson + Arch Reactor Hackerspace, E.M.I.L.Y./Hydronalix, Sugru, Russell Davies, and more.

Brett Williams will also open FeedBack, a new site-specific sound installation in the Installation Space that utilizes vocal microphones and an oscillating fan to create undulating feedback and percussive effects in the reverberant arched room. FeedBack is a self-replicating system that shifts over time as it filters the sound of the microphones through effects processors and guitar amplifiers, which in turn is picked up again by the microphones. The installation continues the artist’s fascination with technology’s ability to stand in for individual shortcomings. In this case, the fan and microphones create a performance that the artist himself is incapable of, substituting its own strums, stutters and tempos to fill the space.