Saturday, January 28, 2012

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 24 February 2012

Opening Reception Friday, Feb. 24th 2012 7:00PM - 11:00 PM

Bryan Pease, owner of Concrete Ocean Contemporary Gallery, approached Colin Shaw and Dale Wilke about creating a show combining their very different styles. To better unify the two artists, Shaw’s emotionally charged, narrative works were abandoned in favor of the non-objective vernacular Wilke employs in his palette-focused, mood pieces. Additionally, Wilke’s preferred larger format was downsized to compliment Shaw’s typically smaller working scale.

The challenge of how to merge the two artist’s distinct approaches into a show that would not jolt the eye turned into a conversation on perception and the individual. From there it evolved into the exploration of multiple realities created in the individual experience, unique from one another, yet coexisting in real time with or without depending on one another.

The artists decided upon the unique approach of assembling a list of titles before any work began, assigning each title to a predetermined size. Each artist then created his own rendering of that title separately, free of any influence of the other’s work. Upon completion, the resulting
pieces shown side by side. A unique experience will be achieved both as a group and singularly on several levels, from each artist’s initial reaction to the given title , in addition to each artist’s first experience with the other’s corresponding pieces. The show attendees will then complete the process with their perception of the collaborative presentation.

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery
2257 S. Jefferson Avenue, at Shenandoah
Saint Louis, MO 63104
(314) 448-1796

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 17 February 2012

On Friday, February 17 from 5 – 7 p.m.
The Sheldon Art Galleries
Cordially Invite You to the Opening of Six New Exhibitions:

Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
Liquid Terrain: 20 Years of Works on Paper by Eva Lundsager

History of Jazz Gallery
The Beat Goes On: Instruments from
the Hartenberger World Music Collection

Gallery of Photography
Edge of Darkness: Photographs by Steve Giovinco and Tim Simmons

Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
Made in the Shade: Paul Rudolph's Florida Houses Revisited

AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art
Art by Children of Artists

Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
Northern Haiti: Human Landscape- Photographs by Patti Gabriel

The Sheldon Art Galleries
3648 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Friday, January 27, 2012

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 27 January 2012

7 years in the making...Artist Peat Wollaeger ( transformed this
white walls gallery into an urban landscape. Including tagged brick walls, a phone booth, salvaged doors, a roof, telephone pole, beer cans, and many items salvaged from an North St. Louis Tire factory prior to demolition.

Be sure to pick up original Spray-painted art on a electrical panel, street sign, spray can, rusty door knob and more...ALL WORKS RECLAIMED..get yours before they are gone!

FRIDAY, JAN. 27 • 7PM - 10PM

2713 Sutton Blvd. (next to Saratoga Lanes)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Contemporary Art Museum: Friday, 27 January 2012

Opening Friday, January 27
Christodoulos Panayiotou: One Thousand and One Days
Figure Studies: Recent Representational Works on Paper

Opening Night of CAM's Spring 2012 Exhibitions / Friday, January 27
Public Reception 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The first solo American museum exhibition of the work of Cypriot artist Christodoulos Panayiotou and Figure Studies: Recent Representational Works on Paper, a thematic exhibition of recent works on paper that reconsider traditional approaches to figuration and representation. We also kick off a new season of the Front Room with the presentation of two 1957 films by American artist Robert Breer – Jamestown Baloos and A Man and His Dog Out for Air.

Throughout the evening, a free shuttle will run between the spring openings at the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University and CAM in Grand Center. There will also be events at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and Bruno David Gallery. Shuttles will run approximately every 15 minutes starting at 6:00 pm, and the last shuttle will depart each location at 9:00 pm.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 535-4660

10denza: Friday, 27 January 2012

10denza, the Central West End's new "retail lounge" is proud to present a special exhibit: Empty City, Posters by Potter, featuring the work of Jason Potter, known for his hand-screen printed rock show posters for various national and local bands and as the drummer in St. Louis bands Left Arm and Bruiser Queen.

The exhibit kicks off with an opening reception on Friday, January 27 from 7-10 p.m. at 10denza, located at 44 Maryland Plaza. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, music by DJ Ryan Snowden and Bruiser Queen and poster signings by the artist. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 3 February 2012

Two Sides of a 45: Lisha Bai, J. Michael Deane, and Jane Fox Hipple

February 3 - March 9, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, February 3, 2012 from 6-9pm

The Des Lee Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Two Sides of a 45: Lisha Bai, J. Michael Deane, and Jane Fox Hipple. The works of the three artists featured in this exhibition are tethered to each other loosely through geometry and a straightforward manipulation of materials and images. They are based across the country and are all alumni of Washington University in St. Louis.

Two Sides of a 45 is a misleading title, as there are more than two different perspectives represented within the exhibition. The viewpoints vary in combinations between the artists and within their individual work. An interesting dialogue is created when the work of one artist is placed within proximity of another artist's work, especially when the artists are not expressively explicit in their content. Lisha's work in comparison with Mike's can prompt a different "read" to his work than Jane's does in comparison, and so-on. The title poetically references a 45 rpm vinyl record, a 45° degree angle and a .45 caliber pistol.

Gallery hours for this exhibition will be Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1-6 and by appointment.

Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103

Aisle 1 Gallery: Friday 27 January 2012

Cayetano Valenzuela
Night Breathing - A Solo Exhibition
Opening Reception at Aisle 1 Gallery
January 27, 2011, 7-11pm

Join Aisle 1 Gallery on Cherokee Street Friday Jan 27th for the opening reception of Night Breathing. Cayetano's illustrations focus somewhere in between real life and the underside of the subconscious. Join us to celebrate his new body of work from 7 – 11 pm.

“My paintings are a sort of documentation and exploration of memory, personal relationships and the underbelly of the American cultural landscape. By using a range of mark making and line work I build the image within a few layers. In the paintings I allow imagery from one instance to blend into another like a seamless collage.

"The logic of memory works very much like the logic of dreaming and that idea has been one of the underpinnings of my work and something that I am just really fascinated by. I try to combine the fluidity of memory with a delicate line and modulated color washes that cast a poetic resonance to capture the character of a memory caught midstream.”

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Transients: Friday, 27 January 2012

The Transients present their first group exhibition: For Rent
Opening this Friday, January 27th, from 8 pm-1 am
Open hours Saturday from 4 - 6 p.m.

For the exhibition For Rent, Travis Howser and Gina Grafos have transformed their soon-to-be former apartment into a temporary gallery space. There is a time when domestic and commercial spaces sit vacant in anticipation of their future occupants. Spatial vacancy is an ephemeral period of time potentially ranging from hours to days to years. This exhibition is a result of planned choices manifesting an opportunity to consciously inhabit this space during a time of vacancy.

For Rent includes works by Jessi Cerutti, Jake Cruzen, Bryan Eaton, Dani Kantrowitz, Kelda Martensen, Dan Solberg, B.j. Vogt, and letters to Mick Jagger (collected by Travis Howser). In addition, J. Taylor Wallace will host a Tea Parody and Sarah Palin will be cooking up more phallacies (sic).

3224 Indiana Ave
2nd Floor
St. Louis MO
To gain access to 3224 Indiana Ave 2nd Floor,
please follow the posted 'for rent' signs through gate to the rear of the building.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Syndicate Building: Saturday, 4 February 2012

Join us Saturday, February 4, 2012, 6-9 pm for the opening reception of Freshly Brewed. Enjoy artistic expressions by a selection of St. Louis area artists. Paul Williams, Rebecca Myers, Devin Rojas, Jenny Guss, Patrick Gordon, John Blair, Terry Pierson, Diane DeVaughn, Luella Perry, Zack Drier, Jeanna Szuch, Meghan White, Louise Marler, Justin Bailey and Paul and Connie LaFlam.

Exhibit continues thru March 10 by appointment.

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

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 26 January 2012

Fractured Realities by Donna Childree Gotlib
January 26 to February 16, 2012
Opening Reception January 26, 2012 4-7pm

Gallery Visio is excited to be hosting the opening of Fractured Realities by Donna Childree Gotlib. This exhibition will feature Michigan based artist, Donna Childree Gotlib. Donna will showcase a series of hand-made collage work inspired by Renaissance imagery. There will be light refreshments and music will be provided by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia’s Matt Wiseman. This Linkexhibition is free and open to the public.

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

May Gallery: Friday, 27 January 2012

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jennifer Silverberg
© Jennifer Silverberg

David Angell, Francesco Arese Visconti, Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Dan Dreyfus, Christine Giancola, Philip Grey, David Johnson, Greg Landrum, Holger Lang, Robert LaRouche, Dominique Macaire, Donald J. McKenna, David Moore, Jack Rinehart, Jennifer Silverberg, Kristian Skeie, Susan Hacker Stang, Roland Stelter, T. Ann Tolin, Curt von Diest, Jarrod Wehmeier

(Mr. Arese Visconti and Mr. Skeie teach at Webster University Geneva; Mr. Grey teaches at Regents College, London; Mr. Lang teaches at Webster University Vienna; Mr. Stelter teaches at Webster University Leiden.)

27 January - 24 February 2012
Opening reception Friday, 27 January 2012, 5-7 pm

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Saturday, 4 February 2012

Martin Brief: Success
February 4 - February 24, 2012

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4, 6pm-8pm

Martin Brief is an artist whose recent work, long-term, absurd, drawing based tasks, explores the way that language, thought, and information relate to contemporary culture and the creation of self. In his most recent work titled Success, Brief has taken his process to another level. Defining success is an inherently subjective process. Romantic love, loads of money, eternal glory, worldly powers are each obvious markers of success. Conversely humble things like keeping a family together through thick and thin, or finishing high school can be considered as true success. Abstract moral qualities like perseverance, honor, self-sacrifice can be added to that list. But how do you define success at a more atomic level? The linguistic nuts and bolts? The etymological ne plus ultra of success? Well Martin Brief has done so... the overall effect will leave you numbed and shocked but also in awe.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Metropolitan Gallery: Friday, 20 January 2012

The Nu-Art Series proudly presents Joy Wade, with an opening reception on Friday, January 20, 2012, from 5:30 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 March 2, 2012.

Through Joy’s chosen signature mix media style of acrylic paint and paper, she can enchant immediately. Her work immerses a viewer with serenity, a mood that’s elegantly orchestrated with strength, beauty, dignity and gentility of the complexities of the human form.

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

Gallery 210: Thursday, 26 January 2012

Harry Bertoia: 40 Years of Drawing

Gallery 210 is pleased to present Harry Bertoia, Forty Years of Drawing, a collection featuring over 30 rarely seen monoprints from the Harry Bertoia estate. Also featured in the exhibition will be examples of Bertoia's furniture design and sculpture. On loan from Knoll will be Bertoia's Diamond, Chair Child Diamond Chair, Bird Chair & Ottoman, and Outdoor Chair. These pieces are made available through Knoll. As well as the drawings and furniture the exhibition will include one of his well know 'sound' sculptures.

This exhibition organized by the Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with assistance from Knoll. It will be held from January 26th to March 17th, 2012. A public reception for the exhibition will be held January 26th, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. During the reception Celia Bertoia, the artist's daughter, will present a slide lecture describing her father's life and work. Her lecture begins at 6:15 PM and will be held in the Gallery 210 auditorium.

PHD Gallery: Saturda, 21 January 2011


Photography by David R. Hanlon
Ceramic Vessels by James Ibur

January 21 - March 3, 20012

Please join us for the opening reception tomorrow Saturday, January 21, 2012, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

During two recent summers, photographer David R. Hanlon joined an archaeological team excavating a medieval castle in Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Photographing the ruins and its artifacts piqued his interest in discovering more about the older culture associated with this structure, as well as the contemporary urban spaces of the country. Twenty of his Macedonian photographs, which integrate past and present iconography, are on view at PHD Gallery. Complementing the photographic images are ten Macedonian inspired, ceramic vessels created by James Ibur. Ibur’s work resembles artifacts that might be found in an archeological dig with surfaces and illustrative motifs that are drawn out of natural environments and often reflect specific cultures. The pieces on view meld images of spirals, labyrinths and other bridges with iconic vessel imagery inspired from Mediterranean Amphoras, Middle Eastern minarets and elements of African Architecture.

Noon to 4:00 pm, Thursday - Sunday or by appointment

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

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 10 February 2012

“Adaptation,” an exhibit of paintings by Jonathan David Lange, will be on display in the Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School from February 10 through April 10, 2012.

Lange describes his paintings as being concerned with multiple subjects with two primary themes. He says that the first theme has to do with ideas, before any word of description or physical action has been attached to the idea. The second theme has to do with memory, how we often unconsciously distort and fill in our personal history to bridge gaps and try to reconcile a peace or continuum within us. Lange places these themes in the contemporary context of our frenetically paced society — the age of the Internet.

All are invited to a public reception hosted by the artist from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on Friday, February 10. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public. For more information, contact Donya Allison (Fine Arts) at 314-993-4040, ext. 229 or

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 19 January 2012

Please join us tomorrow evening, January 19th, from 6-8 p.m., for the opening reception of our first exhibitions of the year.

Domestic Musings from Above
Painter Brigham Dimick and photographer Benjamin Stern portray landscapes from a bird's eye view to reflect on family and memory.

Welcome to My World
Recycled, forged metals become botanical shapes and wall collages in the hands of blacksmith Roberta Elliott.

Paper Mosaics
St. Louis artist Benji Rowan "paints" with tiny pieces of paper.

Exhibitions open January 19th - February 24th.

William and Florence Schmidt Art Center

Mad Art Gallery: Friday,3 February 2012

Mad Art Gallery proudly presents Socially Awkward; the delightfully subversive works of Jert and Ron Buechele. This exhibit opens on Friday, February 3, 2012, with a free reception from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. and continues through February 28, 2012.

Jert is artist Jeremy Townsend. Jert spent a decade traveling from theme park to theme park drawing caricatures for a living. Once released from that purgatory, Jert focused his work on the nature of crass, absurdist pop culture. Jert's work has jokingly been described by Hate Comics creator Peter Bagge as "... like Mort Walker('s) only weirder, like Mort Walker for hippies". Sebastian Kruger once declared that "Jert is his own church". Using a mixture of watercolors, acrylics, and inks on board and paper, Jert’s work is the perfect comrade-in-arms for the paintings of Mad Art Gallery owner, Ron Buechele. Buechele's new paintings, his first new work in over four years, explore the seven deadly sins. He creates a convenient guide to eternal damnation. The seven deadly sins are those transgressions which are fatal to spiritual progress.

Mad Art Gallery
2727 South 12th St.
Saint Louis, MO 63118

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Los Caminos: Saturday, 28 January 2012

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 28th, 7-10pm
January 28th - February 18th, 2012

Los Caminos is pleased to present NIKKI AND JAN, the first solo exhibition of Jake
Cruzen’s work in St. Louis. As Cruzen explains, the exhibition will achieve the following:
  • The artist will purchase monochrome consumer shoe designs from Reebok’s online shoe gallery.
  • The artist will participate in the design process by choosing the shoe size (10.5) and title.
  • The paintings for this exhibition will look like Robert Ryman Paintings.
  • The paintings will match the wall of the exhibition space and will be made on-site.
  • If the exhibition space were purple they would look less like Robert Ryman paintings.
  • The artist will participate in editing the exhibition photos.
  • Extra gallery lights with color filters will be brought in to the exhibition space along with the work. The lights will act as primers for the digital editing process.
2649 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63118

Los Caminos: Friday, 20 January 2012

Image: Julien Denoyer
The Children of the End of the World present: Are We There Yet?
Friday, January 20th, 7-10pm
A One-Night Event

On Friday, January 20th Los Caminos will present Are We There Yet?, a group exhibition featuring The Children of the End of the World. This eleven-member student collective from Washington University came together to reach audiences outside of the university and forge connections with St. Louis’ alternative art organizations. Artists include: Jakob Brugge, Anna
Hegarty, Rebecca Naegele, Lisa Niemiec, Godiva Reisenbichler, Matthew Rosenfeld, Netta Sadovsky, Annie Sarachen, Madison Sembler, Jessica Star, and Adam Wand.

Are We There Yet? will be the second show organized by The Children of the End of the World, following Primordial Ooze last October. Plans for additional exhibitions this spring are in process. In the advent of both 2012 and their senior year, the Children will explore notions of impending doom throughout their upcoming exhibition season.

2649 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63118

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Drew Henry Salon and Gallery: Saturday, 4 February 2012

Closing reception at Drew Henry Salon and Gallery.

Drew Henry Salon and Gallery located on 2309 Cherokee Street (part of Antique Row) has been hosting a solo show by 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 Closing Night will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 7-10 pm and will include live music, drinks, and tasty edibles.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

RAC Gallery: Friday, 20 January 2012

Crows Shadow by Jeff Sippel
"If a Print is Shown, Will Someone See It?"
Curated by Stephen Da Lay

Gallery Opening: Friday, January 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 16 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm (Reception 5:30 pm, Talk 6 pm.)
Exhibition continues through March 3

Stephen Da Lay, Bob Hartzell, Jeff Sippel, and Rudy Zapf are four printmakers whose techniques include serigraphy, intaglio, woodcut, and waterless lithography. Themes in the exhibition range from an interest in mathematics and problem-solving to love, hope, and childhood memories. The title of the show asks the viewer to engage in the process of scrutinizing the art and to question the artists’ points of view.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 am-5 pm, Saturday, noon-5 pm, 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)

Gateway Gallery: Friday, 20 January 2012

Grand Opening Reception
Friday, January 20, 2012 6 -9

Welcome to our new home. We've settled into our new gallery space and worked through the inevitable moving pains - now it's time to celebrate!

Please join us on Friday, January 20, 6 till 9 PM, for our Grand Opening reception. You'l find fine art, fine wine, fine food and fine fellowship and live music, too, among the guests and artists of the Gateway Gallery family. Share the happy occasion of our new home at 21 North Bemiston, in Clayton, 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 arists: 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.

Our Featured Guest Artists: Sujata Timbrewala, Lisa Crisman, Joseph Eultgen.

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

Jacoby Arts Center: riday, 20 January 2012

Jacoby Arts Center is pleased to present the Awards of Excellence 2012 Exhibition. Award winners of last year’s annual juried exhibit are invited back to display their talents in Awards of Excellence 2012. This year’s juror, Noah Kirby, selected the work of local artists Jason Bly, Dennis DeToye, Toni Mack, Andrew Van Der Tuin and Jeff Vaughn to present this January.

The opening for this exhibition is January 20, and Jacoby Arts Center is hosting a Gallery Talk on February 8 to grant local art enthusiasts a chance to meet the artists and hear about their processes, motivations and future projects.

This year each artist’s work is unique and provocative. Painter Jason Bly’s realistically rendered objects are an investigation into the daily barrage of digital images and how we process the information. He meticulously paints chosen digital images in a traditional painting method of thin layers of oil paint — juxtaposing realistic rendered images with flat graphic surfaces and comparing the deliverance of the image. Sculptor Andrew Van Der Tuin also uses resources from our current technology, sourcing materials from Home Depot to make deceptively simple, light weight, flexible pieces that reduce the sculptural elements to “kits of parts” wood, zip ties and steel. The constructed parts multiply, describing form, movement and concepts.

In comparison, Jeff Vaughn masterly paints lush landscapes giving us a sense of divine beauty. He records the earth’s glory so completely that you receive the same joy and inspiration as a day in the woods. Dennis DeToye really can’t say why he likes to paint faces. He finds painting people with glasses, dark skin tones and wrinkles interesting and challenging. He paints on a large scale, encompassing the picture plane, bringing you up close and personal to the subject, confronted by the individual humanity. Fibers artist Toni Mack’s whimsical hooked rug piece, Tolle Lane, is a walk through childhood memories, a placed loved and captured in her heart and soul.

Noah Kirby, a professional sculptor and Senior Lecturer of Sculpture at Washington University in St. Louis, co-founded Six Mile Sculpture Works, a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving, promoting and expanding our sculptural and industrial heritage.

Located at 627 East Broadway in Alton, Illinois, Jacoby Arts Center is open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m., and closed on Mondays. For more information, visit or call 618.462.5222.

Lillian Yahn Gallery: Friday, 27 January 2012

Timberland High School Arts Show

Meet the Artists Reception Friday, January 27, 2012, 6 - 7 pm
Refreshments will be served
1.3.2012 - 1.27.2012

Hours Mon.-Fri. - 12:00pm-3:00pm, Saturdays - 11:00am-2:00pm

Lillian Yahn Gallery
7443 Village Center Drive
O’Fallon, MO 63368

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday, 14 January 2012



Dana Smith's second solo exhibition at Fort Gondo entitled "Southtown Famous" continues his longstanding interest in the underground music scene in St. Louis. The exhibition will bring together a collection of acrylic paintings from the last seven years chronicling the often forgotten, exciting aspect of local bands painted in a simple and direct aesthetic that reflects an urgency the musicians inspire.


Chesterfield Arts: Friday, 13 January 2012

Celebrate and Recognize - The Exhibit
Featuring the artist members of Chesterfield Arts!
For 2012, Chesterfield Arts is focusing on Celebrating and Recognizing the many talented individuals in our community and beyond! Our first exhibit of the year features our Chesterfield Arts' Artist Members.

Opening reception Friday, January 13 from 6 to 8pm
FREE and open to the public. Exhibit runs through March 2.

Chesterfield Arts
444 Chesterfield Center
Chesterfield, MO 63017

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 27 January 2012

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
Opening reception: Friday, January 27; 6 - 8 p.m.
Exhibition continues until March 4

Experience the African-American journey through the brush strokes of two noted painters: Father James Hasse of the Society of Jesus and Judge Nathan B. Young. Spirit and History: Paintings by James Hasse, S.J. and Judge Nathan B. Young will open with a 6 p.m. reception on Friday, January 27. The exhibition continues until March 4.

For more information, please visit or call 314.977.2666.

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 20 January 2012

Please join us for the opening reception of "33January" on Friday, January 20, from 5:30pm to 10pm.

The 33January exhibit opening features new work by 33 artists, live music, 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 on the Internet.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

White Flag Projects: Thursday, 19 January 2012

Tommy Hartung & Uri Aran
January 19 - February 18, 2012
Opening reception Thursday evening January 19, 6-8 PM

White Flag Projects is pleased to present an exhibition by artists Tommy Hartung and Uri Aran. Presenting their films together for the first time, "Tommy Hartung & Uri Aran" reflects the artists' years of exchange and collaboration, revealing their parallel interests in storytelling and varied notions of desire, sentimentality, and sadness. The exhibition is accompanied by a published conversation between the artists.

4568 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Millstone Gallery COCA: Friday, 13 January 2012

Belinda Lee: Inside Out/Outside In
January 13 - February 26, 2012
Opening Reception - Friday, January 13, 6:00 to 8:00pm

This new body of work by artist Belinda Lee presents narratives that juxtapose the everyday with the fantastic, as in a dream. The disparate imagery contrasting the quotidian and the extraordinary provides a path into the imagination. The collection of images is gleaned from sketchbooks, clippings, photographs, memories and dreams that the artist has chronicled over the years.

Millstone Gallery COCA
524 Trinity Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130

U City Library Gallery: Friday, 3 February 2012

The February exhibit in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library (6701 Delmar Blvd, 63130) entitled “Infestations/Contemplations” features photographs by Catherine Gass and mixed media work by Nathan Marshall both Illinois artists. An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012, 6 – 8 pm in THE GALLERY. The work is on display February 3 – 28 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 Monday, February 16.

Shameless Grounds: Saturday, 21 January 2012

Join us January 21 from 7pm ­ 9pm in welcoming our newly exhibiting artists. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibition continues through March 3rd.

Meet our artists and view the stunning work on display.Molly Algernon, Lon Brauer, Laura Schoonover, Madeline Brenner, Jim Horne, Joel Curtis (Curt), Gothic Pixie, Keith Roberts, Kitty Sposato, Rocky Andreotti, Dan Jaboor, Jennifer Weigel, MichelleX.

Shameless Grounds
2650 Sidney Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104

Broadway Bean: Friday, 12 January 2012

Opening Reception: Friday January 13, 2012, 7 pm until 12 midnight

Artists Craig Downs, Hap Phillips, Cindy Royal and Nita Turnage will be presenting new works. Join us for refreshments at the coolest newly reborn coffee house in South St. Louis. The show will continue to run for six weeks.

The Broadway Bean
7619 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63111

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 21 January 2012

Two new shows on view at Art Saint Louis:
"Memory" and
"Sukkah City Annex: Defining & Defying Boundaries"
Reception: Next Saturday, January 21, 2012

Art Saint Louis proudly presents our newest exhibit, "Memory," on view in the Gallery January 16-February 23, 2012. Please join us NEXT Saturday, January 21, from 6-8 p.m. for a free reception. Regular 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 & holidays.

This multi-media exhibition was open to artists 21+ residing in the St. Louis region (includes 200 mile radius). Artists were invited to submit original artworks that explore the theme of memory-all styles, media, techniques, and interpretations were encouraged. For this exhibit, 93 artists submitted 168 artworks for our jurors' consideration, from which Heyda and Newman selected 49 artworks in a variety of media by 33 artists for the exhibit.

The artists selected for "Memory" are Greg Barth, Wildwood, MO; Robert Boettcher, St. Louis;
Kyle Coffin, Galesburg, IL; Carol Corey, University City, MO; Debbie Corson, Kirkwood,MO; Christa Gearhart Denney, St. Louis; John Den Houter, Edwardsville, IL; Dennis DeToye, Edwardsville, IL; Ashley Drissell, Edwardsville, IL; Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO; Megan Eyssell, St. Louis; Connie Farhang, Carbondale, IL; Danielle Hayes, St. Louis; Leslie Holt, St. Louis; Jeff Hursey, Belleville, IL; Amy MacLennan, St. Louis; Jay Morthland, St. Louis; Mary Mosblech, St. Louis; Fabrizio Passanisi, St. Louis; Erica Popp, Elsah, IL; Danica Radoshevich, St. Louis; Manda Remmen, Glen Carbon, IL; Lynn Robey, Dexter, MO; Samara Rosen, St. Louis; John Schnellmann, Chesterfield, MO; Michael Burke Seltzer, Carbondale, IL; Peggy Shaw, Mahomet, IL; Zack Smithey, St. Charles, MO; Julie Snidle, Festus, MO; Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO; Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL; Teresa Wang, St. Louis, MO; Barbara Zucker, St. Louis.

ABOUT OUR JURORS: Serving as jurors for "Memory" were Patty Heyda, artist, Assistant Professor, Washington University, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, St. Louis, MO; and Winifred E. Newman, architect, Associate Professor, Florida International University in Miami, and Principal, Architect of Record, LLC, St. Louis, MO.


During this exhibition, Art Saint Louis is hosting free Meet the Artists Saturdays wherein featured artists from "Memory" will be on-hand in the Gallery to greet visitors & discuss their works in the show. Artists may also present a demo of their work, media & techniques. These very informal events are free & open to the public.
  • Saturday, January 28. 1-4 p.m. Erica Popp, mixed media, installation
  • Saturday, February 11. 1-4 p.m. Leslie Holt, painting.
  • Saturday, February 18. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Danielle Hayes, mixed media, video

This exhibit is co-presented with The Museum of ImaJewNation.

Art Saint Louis proudly presents "Sukkah City Annex: Defining & Defying Boundaries," a concurrent exhibit on view January 16-February 23, 2012. The reception for this exhibit is also held on Saturday, January 21, 6-8 p.m. and is FREE & open to the public.

Presented in ASL's Dion Dion Gallery, the exhibit is co-presented by Art Saint Louis and the Museum of ImaJewnation. As created by Museum co-founder Naomi Fishman, the aim of this project was to start a conversation about the role boundaries play in defining and defying the contemporary human condition as interpreted by the building of the traditional Jewish structure of the Sukkah, a structure that recalls the homeless exodus through the desert and the festival of harvest, pilgrimage, and homecoming.

A temporary structure, the Sukkah dwelling is a perfect metaphor for defining a new kind of living amidst ever-changing boundaries. Works in this exhibit were curated by ASL's Robin Hirsch from the October 2011 exhibit "Sukkah City StL: Defining & Defying Boundaries," presented at Shaare Emeth Congregation, St. Louis.

This exhibit features artworks by James Stone Goodman, St. Louis; Leah Fuhrer Howard, St. Louis; Claire Medol Hyman, University City, MO; Lyubov Muravyeva, Ballwin, MO; Josie Rosenthal, St. Louis; Connie Swinson, St. Louis; Sara Swinson, Maplewood, MO; Billha Zussman, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Gallery Hours: Monday 10 am-4 pm, Tuesday-Friday 10 am-5 pm, Saturday 10 am-4 pm. Closed Sundays, holidays & between exhibits.

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

PSTL Gallery: Friday, 27 January 2012

David Burns Smith: The Longshot
January 27 – April 7
Opening Reception Friday, January 27, from 6-9 pm

Offered up each day, clever moments and lackluster days side-by-side, the 365 Project would be a remarkable opportunity to explore concepts including absurdity, humor, and social class. Within the larger story, the project was a regimented experiment, motivated by an interest in self discovery and identity, a compulsion to imagine and rapidly realize new ideas. Throughout the year the risk of failure was high, as life inevitably throws curveballs. The Longshot emerged as an occasion to select and share those images most engaging and poignant from a series populated by archetypes and symbolic depictions of intricate literary figures, cultural icons, stereotypes, and often-comical situations.

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:30-5:00

PSTL Gallery
3842 Washington Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

UMSL Public Policy Research Center: Tuesday, 17 January 2012

PPRC Photo Project documents City Greens Produce

City Greens Produce has a vision: the availability of accessible healthy, fresh and affordable food choices to fuel the bodies and minds of those inhabiting the St. Louis community. According to the innovative nonprofit, sponsored by Catholic Charities Midtown Center, “People unite around food ­ sharing meals and memories. At City Greens our community is uniting to make sure each of us has the opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables ­ from the good earth to our family’s tables.”

The Public Policy Research Center at the University of Missouri­St. Louis focused its cameras on the efforts of City Greens Produce for the latest round in its Photography Project series. The project participants include a diverse group ranging from the Catholic Charities Midtown Center director to a center volunteer’s granddaughter and in age from 15 to 67. Taking their cues from influential photographers Edward Weston (and his close-up shots of fruits and vegetables) and Roy DeCarava (and his poetic photos of Harlem, N.Y.), the project participants documented City Greens Produce’s community garden and its market on wheels, the Supa’ Fresh Veggie Mobile.

An exhibit of the group’s colorful photos, “Photography Project: City Greens Produce,” will be on display Jan. 17 to March 4 at the PPRC Photography Gallery, south hall of the 4th floor in the Social Sciences & Business Building at UMSL, 1 University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121). Gallery hours are from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. An opening reception will be from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 17 in the gallery.

A duplicate of the exhibit will be on display Jan. 17 to March 4 at City Greens Produce in Catholic Charities Midtown Center, 1202 S. Boyle Ave. in St. Louis (63110). The exhibit can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and March 3. An opening reception will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the center.

Craft Alliance in theDelmar Loop: Friday, 13 January 2012

OPENING RECEPTION: UNTAMED this Friday, January 13, 6-8 pm.

The exhibition, which runs through February 26, features works from Carol Eckert, Geoffrey Gorman, Russell Wrankle, Rachel Wilson, Sayaka Ganza, and Sylvie Rosenthal.

These works examine the complex relationship between animals and humans. Although the nature of that connection has evolved over time, animals have continued to hold a place of paramount significance in our lives. Whether used for transportation, mythologized in religious and spiritual stories, or loved as a companion, animals have always been inextricably bound to our history. Each of these artists interprets the mystery of that relationship in a different way, some exploring the essence of animals, their soul, spirit or symbolic personification; others comment on their fragile existence in the contemporary natural world.

Opening concurrently in the Charak Gallery is The Garden, an exhibition featuring new clay works by Adam Posnak.

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

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 20 January 2012

Sound and Vision Exhibition Series
Friday, January 20th, 2012; 6pm–8pm
at the St. Louis Artists' Guild

The Sound and Vision Exhibition Series is a group of five exhibits exploring how we experience and create environments through our senses of sight and sound.
  • Speaking Volumes (First Floor Galleries): Speaking Volumes is a dual show featuring the artwork of Richard Meyers and Susan Shie. Meyers is hearing impaired, Shie is visually impaired. Presented in collaboration with VSA Missouri.
  • The Austerity Plan by Robert Goetz (Solo Gallery): Prints and multimedia pieces by Robert Goetz, the St. Louis Artists' Guild's Fall 2011 Keyholder Artist in Residence (Printmaking).
  • On Another Note...(Second Floor Galleries): An all-media group exhibition of artwork examining the relationships between visual art, music and sound. Juried by David Ellis.
  • Oh! You Pretty Things—Indie Music and Design: Exploration of the D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) aesthetic and philosophy in the St. Louis music scene. Features work by Sleepy Kitty, Jason Potter, and Jeremy Kannapell.
  • Sensation (Children's Gallery): Artwork by the students of the Missouri School for Blind and Central Institute for the Deaf. The artwork in this exhibition focuses on the senses (vision, hearing, touch and taste). Curated by VSA Missouri.
Sound and Vision will be on view in the St. Louis Artists' Guild galleries from January 20th, 2012 to March 17th, 2012. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12pm–4pm.

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

Monday, January 09, 2012

U City Library Gallery: Friday, 27 January 2012

The January exhibit in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library (6701 Delmar Blvd, 63130) entitled “Game: A Natural Resource” features a mixed media installation exploring the issues involving the animal rights/ gun control/ ecological footprint debate by Ohio artist Emily Moorhead. A reception will be held on Friday, January 27, 2011, 6 – 8 pm in THE GALLERY. The work is on display January 4 - 27 and may be viewed during normal library hours, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 9 pm; Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, 1 -5 pm.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 27 January 2012

Friday, January 27
7-9p Public Reception

Join us to celebrate the opening of the Kemper Art Museum's latest special exhibitions: John Stezaker, Balázs Kicsiny: Killing Time, and the Teaching Gallery exhibition Art and the Mind-Brain. Museum members are welcome at the preview reception from 6 to 7 pm, which is followed by a public opening from 7 to 9 pm.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Washington University
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1214
St. Louis, MO 63130

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 20 January 2012

Mike Calway-Fagen
The Indeterminate Length
January 20 - February 25, 2012

Opening Reception Friday, January 20, 6 - 10 PM
Closing Reception and Catalog Release Saturday February 25, 6 - 10 PM
featuring essays by Rujeko Hockley, Ivy Cooper, and Itza Vilaboy

Good Citizen is pleased to present The Indeterminate Length, an expansive sculptural installation and billboard project by Mike Calway-Fagen.

For The Indeterminate Length, Mike Calway-Fagen will incorporate sculptural installation techniques and photography to explore the nature of time experienced and actual: the incomprehensible indefiniteness of change. Discarded bits of furniture, chairs, tables, shelves, stools, bricks, rocks, and other provocative objects, pulled from alleys and lots around St. Louis will be stacked and arranged atop a similarly collected carpeting. The construction will form a shifting scaffold that is frozen in time. The edifice of objects will undergo several reorganizations during the course of the exhibition. With each subsequent arrangement an impression will be left in the carpet, accumulating an index of the prints left behind. Further exploring the sense of time, Calway-Fagen has designed the show cards for the exhibition as a small work of art. Visitors are encouraged to take away the card and see it as something fleeting but specific, freezing a moment in time but maintaining a sense of preciousness.

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

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

Turner Center for the Arts: Friday, 20 January 2012

"Characters"-The Work of TCA artist Danny Speck
January 20th, 5-9 pm

Danny Speck, an artist attending the open studio at Turner Center, will be showing his best work from the past couple years on January 20, 2012 from 5-9 pm. His caricaturesque drawings and paintings portray a wide variety of people and places in a way that brings unexpected details to the fore. His sometimes humorous, sometimes off-putting, sometimes busy, sometimes sparse art is certainly unique. It will be on display at the Turner Center for the Arts in Maplewood from January 20-February 3 with an opening reception on Friday, January 20th.

3109 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood, MO 63143

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 27 January 2012

Opening Reception Friday, January 27, 2012, from 5 to 9 pm
January 27 – March 3, 2012

Front Room: Carmon Colangelo: Seven Days in O Land O
Project Room: Jill Downen: Midsection
Media Room: Monika Weiss: Abiding (Proba Wody)

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

Although internationally renowned as one of the pioneers of installation art, the exhibition at Bruno David Gallery, Recent Work exhibits Judy Pfaff's adroitness in creating smaller works of art. Melding several kinds of media and methods of art-making together, Pfaff redefines the capacities of what art can be. A fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Buzz Spector and Kara Gordon accompanies the exhibit.

Balancing intense planning with improvisational decision-making, Pfaff is known for creating exuberant, sprawling sculptures and installations that weave landscape, architecture, and color into a tense yet organic whole. A pioneer of installation art in the 1970s, Pfaff synthesizes sculpture, painting, and architecture into dynamic environments in which space seems to expand and collapse, fluctuating between the two- and three-dimensional. Pfaff’s work is a complex ordering of visual information composed of steel, fiberglass, and plaster as well as salvaged signage and natural elements such as tree roots. Her works are piercing, careening through space, achieving lightness and explosive energy. She has extended her interest in natural motifs in a series of prints integrating vegetation, maps, and medical illustrations, and has developed her dramatic sculptural materials into set designs for several theatrical stage productions.

In the Front Room, the gallery presents an exhibition, titled Seven Days in O Land O by Carmon Colangelo. This collection of prints investigates the phenomenon of globalization and the disappearance of local culture and the gradual homogenization of American life. Inspired by a seven-day trip in Orlando, it was originally conceived to be seven interrelated, recto-verso prints that could be bound together and folded in a sequence that is suggestive of a road map. These prints combine woodblock and letterpress techniques and digital and relief printing, as well as hand coloring on Kitakata paper. Synthesizing images, texts, notations and manipulated drawings, they also incorporate abstract maps, Disneyesque images and generic hotel floor plans that suggest modern and post-modern cities. In method and concept, “O Land O” is a pastiche and amalgamation. While related, however, these prints are far from homogeneous. Each print is unique and capable of being displayed on its own. Nevertheless, their impact is best felt when the prints are shown together or experienced as a portfolio. A fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Katherine Van Uum and Theo Lotz accompanies the exhibition. The prints were created at Flying Horse Editions, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, in collaboration with Theo Lotz and Larry Cooper with the assistance of Adrian Gonzzales.

In the Project Room, the gallery presents an exhibition, titled “Midsection” by Jill Downen. In Midsection, Downen employs the metaphoric relationship between bodies and buildings in an installation of sculptural forms. The torso, specifically from the bust to the navel, takes on the role of sculpted building blocks situated in relation to the space of the project room. Jill Downen's art is a focused investigation of the symbiotic relationship between the human body and architecture expressed in temporal installations, drawings, and models. Her art envisions a place of interdependent relation between the human body and architecture, where the exchanging forces and tensions of construction, deterioration, and restoration emerge as thematic possibilities.

In the Media Room, the gallery presents a video work titled “Abiding (Proba Wody)" - (Trial by Water) by Monika Weiss. Aneta Szylak writes, "Monika Weiss combines traditional techniques such as drawing with performance, video and sound installations. The perpetual aspect of her performances, their slowness, repetitiveness are very much experience oriented. Abiding (Proba Wody (1999-2000) deals with ritual immersion and separates the performing subject from her usual surroundings. Many of her often-risky performances with immersions in different liquids provide sensory deprivation and have almost meditative aspects. In the Xerox Project (1999) Monika Weiss makes herself one with the working Xerox copier when exposing her face and hair to the light of the machine. The repetitive cycle of the working machine and its flashing light feel dramatic, as the artist goes about making what soon became her trademark: the imprint of the body, the body as a means of drawing and the ritual of inclusion or immersion." [Aneta Szylak in "You Won't Feel A Thing: On Panic, Obsession, Rituality and Anesthesia", Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany, 2007].

3721 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 USA
Tel: 1.314.531.3030

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

“If a Print is Shown, Will Someone See It?”
Stephen DaLay, Bob Hartzell, Jeff Sippel and Rudy Zapf
Curated by Stephen DaLay

Opening Friday, January 20, 5:30 to 7:30
Gallery Talk Thursday, February 16 at 6 pm, Reception at 5:30 pm.
Exhibit runs from January 20 to March 3
Gallery Hours Monday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday Noon to 5 pm.

With a background in math and art, it’s no wonder that Jeff Sippel views printmaking in terms of problem solving. “There aren’t solutions to every problem,” he acknowledges, “but I always enjoy a good challenge,” says Sippel. With regard to art, Sippel enjoys figuring out which elements (colors, objects, or composition) will be most important in his final prints. His work combines balance, illusion, and the evocative quality of abstraction.

Like Sippel, Stephen Da Lay, curator of the exhibition, is also drawn to mathematics. He is interested in how numbers make and predict patterns relating to symmetry. For the past five years, he has been creating a series of three-dimensional polyhedrons with printed images on their surfaces.

This exhibition, which opens from 5:30 to 7:30 on Friday, January 20, includes two other printmakers, Bob Hartzell and Rudy Zapf. Hartzell’s itinerant life led him from northern Missouri to Chicago and most recently to St. Louis. He recently organized the “Lights along the Cherokee” project that corresponded with the SGC International Conference, the largest print organization in North America, held in St. Louis in March 2011.

Zapf is a printmaking and mixed media artist who uses symbols in her work to tell intensely personal stories and address themes of loss, hope, childhood memories and the rediscovery of love.

“If a Print is Shown, Will Someone See It?” encompasses many printing methods including serigraphy, intaglio, woodcut, and waterless lithography. The title of the show asks the viewer to engage in the process of scrutinizing the art and to question the artists’ points of view.

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