Friday, March 30, 2012

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 13 April 2011

New exhibit focuses on many facets of Spring and aims to raise funds
Solo Show and Juried exhibit open April 13 with wine tasting

Framations Art Gallery invites the public to view an exhibit inspired by the beauty and fury of Spring and the affects that comes with it.

This all-media exhibit, juried by Jerry Thomas, focuses on work following the theme “What Spring May Come?”, hinting at the idea that with living in this region of the country, the season of Spring brings with it unknown weather conditions. Artists were encouraged to explore the theme and consider nature in both its beauty in bloom and its fury in force.

Framations is dedicating this exhibit to the victims of recent tornadoes that have ravaged our area. They recognize that weather and the forces of nature something that must both be respected and feared for their impact on our lives. Framations will donate 20% of any sales from this exhibition to the American Red Cross, to help support clean up efforts as well as rebuilding in communities touched by recent tornadoes. This exhibit will be on display April 13 - May 17.

In Gallery Two, the exhibit Faces and Places: Artwork by Barb Allen, also opens on April 13. In this exhibit, Allen takes us all on a journey to meet the people who have affected her in such a way she could not help but be drawn to paint them. In some cases, it is a person she knows, in others, it is an imagined person placed in a locale she has visited. Her skill in painting is in being able to draw the viewer in to appreciate both the person who is captured but also the surroundings that make them real.

Both of these exhibits will open with a reception on April 13 from 6-8pm that is free and open to the public. Join them for a viewing of the artwork as well as to sample new wines from their wine sponsor, bakkheia.

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


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 6 April 2012

KoKo Monkey, 2011 beads, mixed media
Jan Huling "Coming Home"

Neither sketched nor planned, Jan Huling‘s three-dimensional works draw inspiration from her travels to India and Mexico, as well as imagined, playful scenes reminiscent of childhood fairy tales and fantasies. Her work is approachable yet evocative, incorporating spiritual iconography alongside humorous artifacts of contemporary popular culture.

Also Opening April 6th
Griff Williams

Griff Williams’ methodology involves an elaborate paint by number process he reinvented. Each segmented area of the composition is assigned to a specific color, a palette professionally mixed to replicate the distinctive colors in a 1950’s Color Craft paint by numbers set. The hand-made application involves repeated layers of poured transparent resin and stenciled enamel shapes. Intially, this meticulous process is belied by the graphic flatness and slick surfaces of the work, which may seem manufactured or digital.

These exhibitions run through Saturday, May 12, 2012

Duane Reed Gallery
4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Governor French Academy Gallery: Friday, 6 April 2012

First Steps - A Year as a New Photographer
Libbye Sirena Tellor

Opening Reception April 6, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Open April 6th – 30th, 2012
Gallery hours 8:00am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

The Governor French Academy Gallery
223 West Main St.
Belleville, IL 62220
(618) 233-7542

Cafe Cioccolato: Thursday, 19 April 2012

As an effort to continue supporting downtown Saint Louis' cultural art scene, Cafe Cioccolato will be hosting their first independent art opening on April 19th, 2012. The art opening will feature a myriad of unique artwork displayed by Saint Louis artists.

From acrylic paintings, mixed media to marble sculptures, each artwork is a unique story waiting to be told. The art opening will feature artists such as Abraham Mohler, Arlene Ligori, Kathe Cameron, Eric Nichols, Henryk Ptasiewicz, Megan Rieke, Dana Diaz de Leon, and Orikri Niperian. “We want to host the art opening to allow a discourse between the public and the artists about their inspiration and philosophy,” Salvato said. “There's more to art than just beautifying a place” The art opening will commence Thursday, April 19th at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public. There will be free food and cash bar for those who desire a sweet libation to accompany their art discourse.

Cafe Cioccolato
816 Olive Street
Saint Louis MO 63101

S. Carmody Photography: Saturday, 31 March 2012

Photo Exhibit Opening: HumaNature

Preview Open House: March 31, from 11-5PM during the Women Making History Shopping Extravaganza.
Opening Reception: April 6, 6-9PM
Maplewood Harp Attack Open House: May 11, from 6-9PM
Closing Reception: June 8, 6-9PM
All Exhibit Events are free and open to the public. Gallery is also open by appointment.

HumaNature offers a kaleidoscope of perspectives into humankind's footprint on the landscape and considers the human condition, its constructs and its shelf­–life.

Experiencing each piece amounts to turning a virtual dial that takes us to places that are at once familiar and unexpected. James Holzer offers his large-scale series, Holy Spaces, which acutely and subtly blurs the line between real and imaginary, milieu and myth, and the hand of man and reach of a higher power. In Michael Rudolf’s renderings, we encounter icons of urban culture in astonishing color and depth and discover their surreal mystery and anthropomorphic nature. Sarah Carmody’s Goats and Industrial Waste series transports us to a post–apocalyptic playground where goats have adopted and adapted to the ruins of civilization. Moving, playful and fascinating, HumaNature brings our world into focus with fresh, arresting clarity.

S. Carmody Photography

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Grafica Fine Arts" Friday, 27 April 2012

You can go back again! Annie Smith Piffel and her adult art students "revisit" the travels of four couples, including owners, Lary & Lynn Bozzay. Artists interpret travel photos from all over the world -- in a variety of styles. This was so much fun last year – we decided to do it again.
Join us on Friday, April 27 for an artists' reception from 6-9 pm and then again on Friday, May 25 for a closing reception. See how your photos can become "art."

The show will be on display from April 27 through May 25 from 10 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday and from 12 noon to 4 PM on Saturdays.

Grafica Fine Arts
7884 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119

St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre: Saturday, 7 April 2012

Mary C. Nasser, featured Artist at St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre

April 7-June 4, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7 • 1-3 p.m.

Hours:Monday – Thursday: 9 am–9 pm, Friday 9 am-5 pm, Saturday 9 am–4 pm, Closed Sunday

(636) 397-6903
1 St. Peters Centre Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
At City Hall

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Norton's Fine Art & Framing: Saturday, 31 March 2012

Woman by Women

"Woman by Women" is a show of artwork of the female form, glasswork and jewelry created by local women artists. The show begins Saturday, March 31st from 11 to 5pm and runs through April 14th. Only two weeks, so make sure you stop by soon.

In Maplewood, March 31st will be a day of shopping, open houses and networking as they celebrate the Grand Finale of "Women Making History Month". Unique activities, art shows, trunk shows, food and wine tastings.

Regular Hours are Tues - Sat: 10 - 6 |

Norton's Fine Art & Framing
2025 S. Big Bend Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63117

Saturday, March 24, 2012

RAC Gallery: Thursday, 5 April 2012

A Means to Meaning: The Triptych
Artists and Poets Offer Us Energy, Courage, Faith & Fun
Curated by Lynn Friedman Hamilton
Exhibition continues through April 28

GALLERY TALK on Thursday, April 5, 5:30pm Reception, 6:00pm Talk

In this exhibition, the work of six artists and six poets is inextricably linked. Each artist created a triptych and is paired with a poet who has written a poem in response to the triptych. The form of the triptych also refers to the triangular relationship between artist, poet, and viewer/reader.

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)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Meeting Place Gallery: Thursday, 29 March 2012

Sky High Tea: A Teapot Exhibition
March 27, 2012 – July 8, 2012
Craft Alliance & Lambert – St. Louis International Airport
FREE Opening Reception on Thursday, March 29, 2012, 5:30 – 7pm
Gallery Hours: Open during regular airport hours

Craft Alliance is pleased to announce Sky High Tea: A Teapot Exhibition. The opening reception is on Thursday, March 29, 2012, from 5:30 – 7pm in the The Meeting Place Gallery at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Sky High Tea: A Teapot Exhibition is the inaugural exhibition curated for The Meeting Place Gallery, part of Lambert’s new Art and Culture Program. The gallery provides a window to St. Louis’ rich art scene at one of the most important gateways to our city.

What better object than the teapot to celebrate one’s arrival to a new city or a warm welcome back. Evoking emotions of comfort and warmth, this exhibition showcases teapots in glass, clay, metal, and fiber. 19 regional artists have been invited to participate in this show, including ceramic artists LG Barnes, Daniel Barnett, Charity Davis-Woodard, Eric Hoefer, Yukari Kashihara, Ruth Ann Reese, Dan Anderson, Susan Botswick, Yael Shormoni, and Laurie Blaesin; fiber artists Jo Stealey, Victoria Weaver, Miriam Wiegand, Ann Coddington Rast, Qun Liu; metal artists Michael Parrett and Paulette Myers; glass artist Susan Taylor Glasgow and mixed-media artist Cathy Barancik.

The Meeting Place Gallery at Terminal 1 Bag Claim is located at the passenger pick-up waiting area at the B/C/D Concourse exit, across from the Black Americans in Flight mural. The gallery is pre-security and accessible to all Airport visitors.

The Meeting Place Gallery
Terminal 1 Bag Claim
Lambert – St. Louis International Airport

Contemporary Art Museum: Thursday, 22 March 2012

Brandon Anschultz: Pacer
On view March 22 – April 22
Join us for an informal opening of Brandon Anschultz: Pacer 7-8
Thursdays we are open until 8:00 pm.

Brandon Anschultz’s paintings and sculptures emphasize the tactile qualities of paint as a material substance. In doing so, they demonstrate the possibilities of the medium beyond its conventional use to create a visual experience on a flat surface. The works presented in Anschultz’s Front Room exhibition extend his expanded notion of painting and sculpture by exploring new materials and methods of production. One series features abstractions created on synthetic foam, a surface that allows the entire painting to exist as an object but also provides for a painting process characterized by the absorption of paint into a space rather than sculpturally projecting outwards. The nebulous and dreamlike imagery that Anschultz creates in these works is further enhanced and intensified by this condition of the paint’s saturation into the “negative” space of the foam material. He also presents sculptural objects produced by repeatedly dipping structures constructed of wood, wire, plants, cigarette butts, and written messages into paint. This progressive repetition results in a paint-object that is actually composed of many different colors of paint, despite its monochromatic outside layer. These mysterious forms resemble utilitarian items that have either been preserved in paint or are awaiting use for some strange, ritualistic purpose. As such, these and Anschultz’s other new works develop his larger project of demonstrating the importance and necessity of maintaining a space for material experimentation and the unanticipated in painting and sculpture.

Brandon Anschultz: Pacer is curated by Dominic Molon, Chief Curator, and organized by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108 (Map)

OPEN Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm
Open late until 8pm Thurs
Closed Mondays

(314) 535-4660

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Syndicate Building: Saturday, 31 March 2012

The Whatever Springs to Mind exhibit.

Join us, as a cross section of St. Louis area artists exhibit some of their latest artistic endeavors. Twenty three artists, over ninety-one works. Bring your thoughts and desires, enjoy pleasant conversation, visual excitement and have an overall good time. Art; look at it, think about it, talk about it, buy it.

Opening reception: Saturday, March 31, 6-9 pm, exhibit ends April 28.

Mark Swain, Paul Williams, Zack Drier, Justin Bailey, Devin Rojas, Jenny Guss, Terry Pierson, Luella Perry, Joseph Evltgen, Patrick Gordon, Jeff Kapfer, Carlyne Hasten, Rebecca Myers, SJ Hammack, Jerry Johnson, Kathe Cameron, Sara Schremp, Christian Ethridge, Timothy Wagner, Evan Honerkamp, Jane Linders, and Connie and Paul LaFlam.

Parking: Street parking, no need to feed meters on weekends. 9th Street Garage, entrance on Olive between Syndicate and Culinaria. Receive two hours free parking in 9th St. Garage with any purchase from Culinaria, no matter how small.

Call box entry: Enter 015, we will buzz you in, take elevator to 4th and 5th floors.

Syndicate Building
915 Olive St.
4th and 5th floor Galleries

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 24 March 2012

Please join us Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 7-10PM for the opening reception of
MADCO: 35 Years of Dance
Celebrated through Visual Art

Painting, Sculpture, and Photography by Jerry Breakstone, Mark Florida, David Lancaster, Metra Mitchell

The exhibition opens with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 24, and your $10 donation at the door benefits MADCO. The show remains on view Thursday through Saturday until April 28.

In honor of the Modern American Dance Company's anniversary, the gallery presents visual artworks inspired by movement. For MADCO: 35 Years of Dance Celebrated Through Visual Art, artists Metra Mitchell, Mark Florida, Jerry Breakstone and David Lancaster utilize ceramics, photography and painting to highlight elements of dance, evoking motion even through the stillness of their media and emphasizing points in time that might be missed in a blink during a dance concert.

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

Bonsack and Kuehner Galleries: Friday, 13 April 2012

Cubed Squared, 1969, COR-Ten steel, Laumeier Sculpture Park
The Kuehner Gallery of John Burroughs School will feature sculptures by Jerald Jacquard from April 13 through May 8.

In his career as a sculptor, Jacquard has elevated model-making from a mere step in the process (from artistic vision to final completion of a full-scale work) to an end unto itself, where the model is the completed vision. His works reflect an ongoing conversation on balance and proportion, color and shape, size and scale.

As Jacquard himself puts it, “Models give the artist a creative insight and freedom from the everyday world ... They allow me to compare ideas, and they show me which ideas not to make larger. Having the advantage of previewing unknown ideas, I feel models have an exponential stimulating affect on the creative mind.”

The John Burroughs School fine arts faculty will exhibit its works in a mixed media show in the Bonsack Gallery from April 13 through May 8. The show is representative of the diverse interests and strengths of the department’s artists/teachers.

Included in the show will be works by department chair Anne Martin (ceramics and sculpture), Donya Allison (drawing, painting and printmaking), Andrew Denney (ceramics), Howard Jones (drawing, painting, photography and printmaking) and Andrew Newman (photography).

All are invited to a public reception hosted by the artists from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Friday, April 13. Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. The exhibits are free to the public. For more information, contact Anne Martin by phone (314/993-4040, ext. 258) or by e-mail.

The Bonsack and Kuehner Galleries
John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
Ladue, MO

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 30 March 2012

Young Artists' Showcase at the St. Louis Artists' Guild
Opening Reception: Friday, March 30, 2012; 6pm–8pm
Exhibition Dates: March 30–April 21, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 12pm–4pm

The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents its annual Young Artists' Showcase, a juried exhibition of artwork created by students between 15 and 19 years of age. This year's Young Artists' Showcase was juried by Stefanie Kirkland (Director of Exhibitions, Craft Alliance).

Concurrent exhibitions in the St. Louis Artists' Guild's galleries:

Instinctual Manipulation: a solo exhibition by Heather Woodson: Ceramic sculptures by Heather Woodson. Woodson's sculptures explore concepts of adaptation and instinctual behavior.

10th Anniversary of Artists Along the Katy Trail: Artwork created along Missouri's iconic Katy Trail. Curated by Billyo O'Donnell.

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

Monday, March 19, 2012

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 23 March 2012

The 33March exhibit opening features new work by 33 artists, live music, food and drink. Admission is .free and open to the public at 39 South Old Orchard in Webster Groves.

For a list of all 33 participating artists and a Google map showing our gallery location, visit

C-Train Gallery: Friday, 23 March 2012

Ellen Jantzen: What does loss look like?LinkFriday, March 23 at 4:00pm

Catastrophic losses usually have a face; think war photos, photos from the World Trade Center, crashes of various sorts but I am interested in personal loss.

I have always been interested in alternate states of reality, but looking over my last few series, those initiated and completed since moving to the Midwest from California, I see that I am also dealing with "loss" in some form; loss of friends, home, youth, and the ultimate loss, loss of life. Death transforms us; reality shifts, but to what?

Our move to the Midwest was stimulated by a need to help my mother-in-law as she sucumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer's. I became acutely aware of not only the aging process, but also the vagaries of memory and the sense of loss that permeated our lives here. I started ex­ploring how a person adapts to losses; how they are absorbed by events and changed; how they actually experience loss.

I set about to address these issues through a pho­tographic photosynthesis in this body of work; choosing photography as the medium to help me reveal and at the same time envelop truths in a manner that, hopefully, is universal. My attempt is to indicate how the corporeal body/mind/spirit is absorbed and transformed.

C-Train Gallery
4320 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis MO

Aisle 1 Gallery: Saturday, 14 April 2012

Saturday April 14th Closing Reception - 5 - 9pm
During the street wide Cherokee Art Party for the attendants of Rustbelt to Artist Belt : At the Crossroads, Arts-Based Community Development Convening

Cbabi Bayoc will be here completing yet another day of 365 Days with Dad. Cbabi (pronounced Kuh-bob-bi) Bayoc is an artist who has always known, and lived, his calling: creating art which reflects his love of music and family. Cbabi’s defining project this year is his impressive resolution of “365 Days With Dad.” While surely very busy painting a father a day in 2012, Cbabi will be also be completing a new body of work sure to please lovers of birds and words for this exhibition at Aisle 1 gallery.

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

Los Caminos: Saturday, 31 March 2012

LOS CAMINOS and PLUG PROJECTS are proud to present Take Shelter
curated by Plug Projects
featuring Ah-ram Park, Yoonmi Nam, Erika Lynne Hanson, and Leo Esquivel
March 31 - April 21, 2012
Opening reception: Saturday, March 31st, 7pm - 10pm
Los Caminos is open by appointment after the opening

Los Caminos, in conjunction with Plug Projects, presents TAKE SHELTER, an exhibition featuring Ah-ram Park, Yoonmi Nam, Erika Lynne Hanson, and Leo Esquivel, whose practices navigate the domestic sphere through photography, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, and installation. TAKE SHELTER is curated by Plug Projects as a response to the location and environment of the Los Caminos apartment gallery as both an exhibition site and a living space. The selected works investigate both the physical and intangible structures that permeate our daily lives. Strategies of repetition offer moments of introspection in the midst of everyday objects, banal palettes, and familiar materials that echo the discrete patterns found in the daily routine. The work on display highlights the tension between the comforts and discomforts found in the home.

Ah-ram Park’s color photographs frame anonymous architectural spaces that are void of human presence from both interior and exterior perspectives. Park’s formal compositions present the viewer with moments of quiet contemplation that are somber and hopeful. They consider remarkable moments found in the common, overlooked background.

Similar observations of our surrounding architecture also influence the work of Yoonmi Nam. The toile wallpaper, created specifically for this exhibition, synthesizes traditional Chinese drawing approaches with depictions of Midwestern dwellings in various states of creation and collapse. The wallpapering in itself acts as a reminder of domestic décor as a demonstration of control over our environment, and a desire to enable change over one’s immediate surroundings.

In contrast, Erica Lynne Hanson’s work relies on the developed abstract and reductive visual language embodied in a set of materials. Hanson’s work presents scenarios where a precarious balance is achieved through the interdependent arrangement of hand-dyed textile weavings, succulent plants, fragrant cedar planks and ice. The instability of the artificial structures both mirrors the landscape and invites the viewer to contemplate the fluctuating nature of our environment.

The sculptures of Leo Esquivel are facsimiles of pillows and mattresses created from common building materials such as sheetrock mud, primer, and construction foam. Trompe l’oeil stains act as the residual evidence left by absent, anonymous bodies. The work, Bottom Stair, embodies a paradox, alluding to comfort and anxiety at the same time.

Los Caminos
2649 Cherokee Street (2nd floor)
Saint Louis, MO 63118

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Jacoby Arts Center: Friday, 16 March 2012

Material Attraction: Diverse Reactions IV
Opening Reception (public invited) – Friday, March 16, 2012 from p.m. to p.m.
Exhibition – Through Sunday, April 16, 2012
Gallery Talk – Sunday, March 25 at p.m.
The exhibit, opening reception and gallery talk are free and open to the public.

Curated by Susan Bostwick, Charity Davis-Woodard, and Melody Ellis, this exhibit is organized as an artist-invite-artist event. The focus for the show is on nine individuals who had an early and significant influence on contemporary ceramics in our region. These invited artists, in turn, each selected another artist who they believe continues the tradition.

Included artists in this exhibition are Bob Allen, Bob Huber, Dan Anderson, Joseph Pintz, Jeri Au, Ryan Clyde-Rich, Vic Bassman, Jim Ibur, Jack Cannon, Dan Copeland, Harris Deller, Pattie Chalmers, Paul Dresang, Matt Wilt, Don Pilcher, Billie Theide, Arthur Towata, and Guy Weible.

The Jacoby Arts Center is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays from 12 to 4 .m, and closed on Mondays.

The Jacoby Arts Center
627 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

Shameless Grounds: Saturday, 17 March 2012

Join us March 17, from 7pm ­ 9pm in welcoming our newly exhibiting artists. Love, Lust, & Ethical Human Sexuality Exhibit. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibition continues through April 28.

John D. Williams, Carrie Meyer, Alan Johnson, Philly Johnmeyer, Gina Simon, Dan Jaboor, Heaven Durbala, Jim Horne, Mark Swain, Mike Martin, Joel Curtis, Jim Trotter,
Lon Brauer, Gothic Pixie, Ron W., Carl Stoneman, Stefanie Sylvester, John Schnellman, Aubrey Berkholtz

The Gallery @ SIBA: Friday, 16 March 2012

Please join us Friday, March 16 from 6pm to 9pm for the inaugural exhibition "Houska Downtown" at The Gallery @ SIBA.

Colorful, bold, intense art that commands attention and triggers a smile that's the essence of artist Charles E. Houska's work. Inspired by such famous artists as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, Houska creates his own pop-art style, using a whimsical cast of characters and bright colors, bordered "obsessively" by black lines.

Houska constantly focuses his energies on creating new, bold, fun art to make people smile.

Though Houska's art has been called "instantly gratifying" and "energizing" by art critics, Houska simply views his art as an escape from the gloom and doom of the real world. There is no hidden message, political or religious meaning. "I paint for light-hearted, open minded people of all ages," he says.

Houska Downtown runs through May 10. Opening reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

The Gallery @ SIBA is located on the campus of Stevens Institute of Business & Arts, 1521 Washington Avenue, St Louis, MO 63103 (near The City Museum)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday, 16 March 2012

March 16: Hot Glass, Cool Art, Smokin' Rockabilly at Third Degree Glass Factory

At The Gallery: March 16 - April 17
Paper Trail: M.J. Goerke. Goerke is a mixed media artist with a fascination for book formats. Her latest endeavor is to box the book, use compartments to contain objects pertaining to the text.

Unveiled: Sean O'Coyle. O'Coyle apprenticed in glass as a designer and carver for Mireau Crystal.Once he became a Master Glass Carver, his passion for art led him down a different path.

March 16, between 6 - 10pm. third Degree Glass Factory. 5200 Delmar Blvd between Union and Kingshighway. Free parking. Handicapped accessible. Family-friendly. Great date night. Cash bar.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Friday, March 09, 2012

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 20 April 2012

Peter Fox: Find Your Self Lost
April 20 - May 19, 2012
Opening Reception Friday, April 20, 6-10 PM

Peter Fox investigates the nature of language and systems by exploring abstract painting. Following rigorous parameters - a primary palette and individual drops of paint - he focuses on Minimalism and Process. His working style is self-reflexive and hands off, both challenging and fascinating. He began his current investigation in painting by working with eyedroppers to apply the paint, allowing the paint and physics to shape the outcome, evolving a style and language from accident. Fox often allows found images and objects to become conceptual armatures for his work.

Fox's most recent work re-investigates his spilled paint pieces. Stencils are created from the color separations of the drips and then used to paint canvas and other surfaces via brushes. Peter describes the resulting process as "a meta-take on a meta-linguistic exploration."

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

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

SLU Museum of Art: Friday,23 March 2012

March 23 - May 27
Opening reception: Friday, March 23; 5:30 p.m.

Discover the artistic energy of St. Louis' own Brother Mel Meyer, S.M., as the Saint Louis University Museum of Art presents: Providential Journey: The Art of Brother Mel. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23. The exhibition continues until May 27.

A Marianist brother since 1949, Brother Mel's art captures a decidedly modern whimsy that comes through in a variety of sculptures, paintings and frescos. His creations bring a sense of devotion, joy and wonder. His understanding, vision and humor have enriched our lives, while his character has brought us authentic talent mixed with a palette of hope and a legacy of inspiration. Brother Mel has fulfilled his goal to create art in a host of media ¯ everything from metal and stone, to watercolor and acrylics, to fresco and handmade paper.

Several of his pieces are already familiar to those in the SLU community. Located in the Ellen Clark Sculpture Park at Grand Ave. and Lindell Blvd., these decidedly modern flights of fancy include Blue Moon made of bright blue painted steel, as well as Circle of Green, which features larger-than-life bright green steel figures, reminiscent of blades of grass.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Turner Center for the Arts: Friday,13 April 2012

Witness and celebrate the visceral beauty of instinctual abstract art created by artists at Turner Center for the Arts. Featuring dynamic work from featured artist Jon Lively as well as many other Turner Center artists, this show will focus on the exciting abstract artwork being created at TCA.

Friday, April 13, 2012, from 5 - 8 pm

At the Turner Center for the Arts
3109 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood, MO 63143

Chesterfield Arts: Friday, 9 March 2012

Natural Simplicity
featuring Dale Augustson, Phyllis Schulte and Heather Woodson
Showing: March 9th, 2012 - April 27th, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, March 9 from 6 to 8pm

Featuring Dale Augustson, abstract mixed media, Springfield, MO; Phyllis Schulte, ceramics, O'Fallon, MO; Heather Woodson, ceramic sculpture, Wentzville, MO

The featured artists focus on nature and the manipulation of space, color and form simplified. Their art is a direct reflection of their love of beauty, texture and life.

Music performed by harpist Darice Augustson
FREE and open to the public.

Aisle 1 Gallery: Friday, 9 March 2012

Cbabi Bayoc - Birds and Words
Join us to celebrate this bird filled body of work from 7–11 pm on March 9th 2012.

Cbabi (pronounced Kuh-bob-bi) Bayoc is an artist who has always known, and lived, his calling: creating art which reflects his love of music and family. Cbabi’s defining project this year is his impressive resolution of “365 Days With Dad.” While surely very busy painting a father a day in 2012, Cbabi will be also be completing a new body of work sure to please lovers of birds and words for this exhibition at Aisle 1 gallery.

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

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 24 March 2012

Gallery Opening & Two Year Anniversary
3/24/12, 5pm - Close

Join us at The Vino Gallery for the opening of Configuration. Configuration features artwork from three talented local artists Jane Barrow, Ken Wood and Dominic Finocchio. March the 24th will also be our two year anniversary. We will celebrate with an extensive wine tasting, appetizers, door prizes, live music and much more. This celebration is open to the public and free to attend.

The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Tavern of Fine Arts: Friday, 9 May 2012

Now through the end of May
Opening reception is this Friday, March 9, 6PM - 12:30AM

hours: Mon-Thurs: 5-11PM, Fri: 5PM-12:30AM, Sat: 11AM - 12:30AM, Sun: closed

313 Belt Ave.
STL, MO 63112

Millstone Gallery COCA: Friday, 9 March 2012

Rose Eichenbaum: The Artist Within
March 9 - April 29
Opening Reception: Friday, March 9 at 6:00pm

Photographer Rose Eichenbaum, known for her portraits that expose the inner life of artists, exhibits her work that focuses on celebrated actors, dancers and choreographers.

Artist Talk
Thursday, March 8 at 7:30pm

Eichenbaum shares her insights into cultivating one's creative impulse and stimulating imagination.

Artist Talk and Portfolio Critiques
Sunday, March 11 at Noon | $15

Photographers and photography enthusiasts (ages 17+) will have an opportunity to hear how this nationally acclaimed portrait photographer captures the essence of artists' personalities. Participants are welcome to bring examples of their own portrait photography (hard or electronic files, no slides please) to ignite discussion and for critique. Register at

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 23 March 2012

Contemporary Icons: recent art from Bulgaria
Daniela Kostova, Valdimir Mitrev, Ivan Moudov, Houben Tcherkelov, Kosta Tonev, Desislava Kostadinova Unger, Borjana Ventzislavova
Curated by Dr. Jeffrey Hughes

Hunt Gallery March 23 – April 21, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, March 23, 2012 6-8 pm

Panel discussion with exhibiting artists: Friday, March 23, 11:00am-1:00pm
Winifred-Moore Auditorium, 470 East Lockwood Ave., St. Lo

As the first exhibition of contemporary Bulgarian art in the Midwest, Contemporary Icons: Recent Art from Bulgaria demonstrates the range of important and vibrant works being created by artists in (or from) Bulgaria. The Contemporary Icons exhibition is comprised of works in various media, installation, video, photography, painting, etc., and yet all suggest a highly engaged and provocative understanding of contemporary international neo-conceptual practices. While not specifically political in nature, many of the works are directly linked to the theme of a post-Communist Bulgaria and how images can symbolically critique or even subvert structures of power.

Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63119

Thursday, March 01, 2012

RAC Gallery: Friday,16 March 2012

A Means to Meaning: The Triptych:
Artists and Poets Offer Us Energy, Courage, Faith & Fun
Curated by Lynn Friedman Hamilton

Gallery Opening: Friday, March 16 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Thursday, April 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition continues through April 28

In this exhibition, the work of six artists and six poets is inextricably linked. Each artist created a triptych and is paired with a poet who has written a poem in response to the triptych. The form of the triptych also refers to the triangular relationship between artist, poet, and viewer/reader.

Poetry Reading - 6:30 p.m. Opening Night in The Gallery

Artists: Poets:
Ed Boccia Michael Castro
Elaine Blatt Shirley LeFlore
Lucian Krukowski Eugene Redmond
Philip Meyer Howard Schwartz
Linda Skrainka Jane Wayne
Sun Smith-Foret Bud Hirsch

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, 2 March 2012

Come share an evening of art with the artists and guests of our gallery at the reception this Friday evening, March 2, from 6 to 9PM.

Please join us and see why our featured artist Vic Barr is known as a master of the art of wood. You will see some very unusual pieces rarely exhibited. Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11-6, Sunday 10-5. Closed Monday and Tuesday

Gateway Gallery
21 North Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105

SLCC Forest Park Contemporary Art Gallery: Friday, 2 March 2012

Brett Williams show opening March 2 at Saint Louis Community College Forest Park's Contemporary Art Gallery. The opening starts at 6:00PM and goes to 8:00PM

The show runs until March 16th.

Art St. Louis: Friday, 9 March 2012

"Varsity Art XVI"
Reception: Friday, March 9, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
MARCH 9-29, 2012

This year's 16th annual multi-media exhibition features 74 original artworks by 38 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri & Illinois. "Varsity Art XVI" features works in all media, including ceramics, collage, digital media, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, and more.

The artists whose works are presented in this exhibit are all undergraduate & graduate level art students representing 20 regional colleges & universities. For this annual exhibit, Art Saint Louis works with the art professors to invite one or two outstanding art students to represent their institution and exhibit their work at the Art Saint Louis Gallery.

East Central College Morgaine Denison Frayer, Ethan Heberer
Fontbonne University Julie Deken, Albert Kuo
Greenville College Audria Acree, Amanda Shepherd
Jefferson College Gale M. Ade, Zach Cates
Lindenwood University Kimber Mallett
Maryville University Kelly Eggers, Stacey Larson
McKendree University Megan Pea, Bradley Wright
Saint Louis University Dong Hyun Kang, Sean Michael Powers, SJ
St. Charles Community College Terri Berg, Josh Evans
St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley Lydia Boda, Kenwin Jones
St. Louis Community College Forest Park Ben Hunt, Jai Monroe
St. Louis Community College Meramec Daniel Madrigal, Antonio Piazza
St. Louis Community College Wildwood Jo Jasper Dean, Gerald Moss
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Jessi Moore
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Phillip Finder, Chris Spangler
Southwestern Illinois College Armando Heredia, Jonathan Schellhardt
University of Missouri-Columbia Penney Burton, Charlie Thomson
University of Missouri-St. Louis Katherine Stucker, Matthew Wahlman
Washington University Sam Fox School of Art & Design Sophie Lipman, Erica Wittkugel
Webster University Lauren Marx , Elizabeth Mathis,

During this exhibition, Art Saint Louis is hosting free Meet the Artists Saturdays wherein featured artists from this exhibition will be on-hand in the Gallery to greet visitors & discuss their works in the show. In addition, some of the artists may present a demo of the work & techniques. These very casual & unstructured events are free & open to the public.

Saturday, March 10: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Chris Spangler, 1-4 p.m. Jo Jasper Dean
Saturday, March 17: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sean Michael Powers, SJ, 1-4 p.m. Gerald Moss
Saturday, March 24: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Antonio Piazza

The Art Saint Louis Gallery is free & open to the public March 9 through March 29 with regular Gallery hours 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.

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