Monday, April 30, 2012

Grand Center Art Walk: Friday 11 May 2012

Join us May 11 from 5 to 9 pm!
Navigate the Purple Path in Grand Center – a 1.5-mile trail leading to live music, entertainment, museums and gallery exhibits!

Exhibit Openings  

A Chromatic Confluence
The temporary art installation located at Grand and Samuel Shepard Drive is a mazelike sculpture of string designed to lure visitors walking between arts venues.
Hidden in Plain Sight

Bunny Burson's opening at the Bruno David Gallery. Works draw inspiration from a collection of letters written by the artist’s grandparents to her mother between 1939-1941.
Great Rivers Biennial 2012
An exhibition presented by The Contemporary Art Museum and the Gateway Foundation that identifies emerging and mid-career artists
working in the greater St. Louis metro area.
Dark Girls
A photography exhibition at the Portfolio Gallery that focuses on the "Dark Girls" within our world community and seeks to show the Beauty that is often overlooked by mainstream publications.

Aaron Kamm and the One Drops perform  live in Strauss Park from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
ArtWalk Passport  
Get your Grand Center passport stamped at each museum and gallery you visit during the ArtWalk. Collect six or more stamps to receive discounts at participating restaurants and venues in the district!

Portfolio Gallery: 11 May 2012

Dark Girls

Dark Beuaties by Robert Hale
Dark Beauties by Robert Hale

Photography exhibition
Opening reception on Friday,
May 11, 2012, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.
Exhibit runs through Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

The movie documentary by Bill Duke and D.Channsin Berry explores the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture. This exhibit focuses on the "Dark Girls" within our world community and seeks to show the Beauty that is often over looked by mainstream publications.

3514 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63103

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Craft Alliance – Grand Center: Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Please join Grand Center, Inc. and Craft Alliance for a reception and presentation by Thoughtbarn, creators of "A Chromatic Confluence," a new, temporary public art installation in Grand Center. Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

A reception and presentation by Lucy Begg and Robert Gay of Thoughbarn, an Austin-based multidisciplinary design studio that champions artful utility through buildings, urban strategies, public installations and furniture. Lucy and Robert will discuss their project in Grand Center, as well as other projects of their studio, and how connecting art, architecture and design in their practice impacts how they approach their work.

"A Chromatic Confluence" is a temporary public artwork commissioned by Grand Center, Inc. through a special grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The installation is an 25' x 60' ephemeral maze-like landscape, created from over 25000' feet of colored macramé cord. It will be located adjacent to Powell Hall, on N Grand Boulevard from May 11 - July 01 2012. To learn more about "A Chromatic Confluence" and stay informed about events related to the project, visit

Craft Alliance – Grand Center
501 North Grand Boulevard

Boileau Hall: Friday, 27 April 2012

Please join the faculty and students of Saint Louis  University on Friday April 27,  from 4:30-7pm for the opening reception of the Annual Student Exhibition

 The show runs from April 27-May 8
Boileau Hall is open for public viewing from 12-4pm Fridays and Saturdays or by  appointment.

Boileau Hall
38 Vandeventer
STL, MO 63108

3407 California Avenue: Friday, 4 May 2012

"Marry the Rich Ones"

Friday May 4th, 2012 from 6pm-10pm
Webster University's 2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art exhibition

The show will feature the work of graduating seniors Justin Bailey, Thomas Cline, Ryan Darnall, Bailey Davenport, Ian Dickens, Nicki Gelineau, Matt Gordon-Forbes, Nick Heilig, Caleb Kirksey, Taylor Krewson, Alyssa Merz, Devin Rojas and Karina Tiller.

3407 California Avenue (@ Cherokee)
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

S. Carmody Photography: Friday, 11 May 2012

Photo Exhibit Open House: HumaNature during the Maplewood Harp Attack Artswalk
May 11, from 6-9PM
HumaNature and most other exhibit events are free and open to the public. Gallery is also open by appointment.

Just when you thought it was safe . . . Terri Langerak and her gang of harpists return to take over downtown Maplewood on Friday, May 11th, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Latin Jazz and Classic Rock are just some of the fine tunes you will hear as you stroll through the shops and restaurants. Food & beverages will be available for purchase from the storefronts of Maplewood’s fine food purveyors.  A complete listing of activities and specials will be available online in May.

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
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 11 May 2012

Opening Reception Friday, May 11, 2012, from 5 to 9 pm
May 11 – June 30, 2012

Project Room: Danielle Spradley: Over Time
Media Room: Lisa K. Blatt: i am the enola gay
Recital with Clare Burson Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 3:30pm

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

Bruno David Gallery presents HIDDEN in Plain Sight by Bunny Burson, on view from May 11 to June 30, 2012. Comprised of installations, prints and drawings, Burson's exhibition draws inspiration from a collection of over 100 letters written by the artist’s grandparents to her mother between 1939-1941. Using prints, transfers, and overlays, Burson simultaneously grants and denies her viewers access to the content of the letters and their impact on the artist’s own personal journey.

Discovered by the artist in 2009, the letters were found where they had been ‘hidden in plain sight’ for over 50 years in the attic of her childhood home in Memphis, TN. They chronicle her grandparents’ desperate attempts to leave Germany and then Latvia after sending their children to the United States in 1938. More importantly, however, the letters reveal the intimate details of people she never knew - her grandparents and their relationship with her own mother as a young woman. The revelations contained within these letters helped fill the void of an unknown family history that had haunted the artist for years. Burson’s experience of processing these revelations culminates in this exhibition, and the visual narrative she constructs evokes the physical hand of both her grandparents and herself as their stories eventually merge into one.

As much as this exhibit stems from Burson’s own inward personal journey, the artist’s work looks outward. It challenges us to take our own journeys and to ask: Who am I? Where do I come from? What makes me who I am? HIDDEN in Plain Sight is a call to share our stories, to develop an understanding of each other and ourselves.

For Burson, the push to ask these questions came from her daughter, Clare Burson. A singer and songwriter, her latest album, Silver and Ash (Rounder Records), is a concept album that imagines her maternal grandmother’s life in Germany, from her birth in 1919 to her escape in 1938. These songs also explore her personal struggles with rupture, silence, guilt, empathy and continuity. On Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 3:30PM, Clare Burson will give a recital at the gallery.

In the Project Room, the gallery presents a series of new drawings, titled Over Time, by Danielle Spradley. Danielle Spradley's work centers on the immense amount of change over time in the relationship between society and the environment. By painting images of the homeless woven into piles of trash and juxtaposing the trash accumulated in the city with Native American mythological characters, Spradley elevates these remnants of modern society. Her images combine highly detailed relief printing and painting, emphasizing every object's importance. Influenced by living in the Midwest, Spradley pulls motifs from Native American folklore and symbolism, most notably the white buffalo. Spradley uses this buffalo, which embodies the strength of women and the hope for humanity in future generations, to speak to loss in today's society on a number of levels.

In the Media Room, the gallery presents a video work titled “i am the enola gay” by Lisa K. Blatt. On August 6th, 1945,
Col. Paul Tibbets, Jr. flew the Enola Gay, the American B-29 bomber, off the runway to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, ending the second World War. While this marked victory for the Allies, the atomic bombs devastated Japan, the five-year death total as a result is thought to exceed 200,000 people in Hiroshima alone. Initially, it seems that Lisa K. Blatt’s video could be any plane on any runway. It is the video’s title and location that load “i am the enola gay” with its significance. On the same runway from which the Enola Gay took off nearly seventy years ago, Blatt recreates this journey in this video, presenting the viewer with the takeoff from the actual runway, including stopping at the bomb loading site.


Craft Alliance in the Loop: Friday, 4 May 2012

Metal Speaks: The Art of the Narrative
May 4, 2012 – June 17, 2012
FREE Opening Reception on Friday, May 4, 6 – 8pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 5pm / Friday – Saturday 10am – 6pm / Sunday 11am – 5pm

The exhibition features a select group of well established metalsmiths who tell stories through their artwork. The eleven exhibiting artists include Sangsook Park, Marilyn da Silva, Jung-Hoo Kim, Lin Stanionis, Jack da Silva, Namu Cho, Kee-Ho Yuen, Helen Shirk, Joe Muench, Komelia Okim, Kye-Yeon Son.

For centuries, artists have been telling stories about the world around us through their work. Metalsmiths, however, are often overlooked when it comes to contemporary visual narratives. This exhibition serves to highlight artists who combine meticulous technique with conceptually rich narrative works. These artists challenge traditional notions of jewelry and hollowware by creating work imbued with both personal and socially charged meanings and by pioneering new techniques such as prismacolor finish on copper.

Many of the artists in this exhibition, such as Lin Stanionis, have mastered the techniques necessary to create both jewelry and hollowware. Stanionis’ work is informed by the symbolic language of transcendence and desire, as she seeks to “express that moment of in-between, that moment where one is straddling the plane of transformation, where one is acutely aware of both sides and where at this point one is sim Frultaneously both and neither.” Jung-Hoo Kim’s work is also highly symbolic, using a combination of abstracted figures and geometric shapes to tell stories about the human psyche. Although Kim is inspired by "the unique relationship between the Korean character and the Korean environment,” his open-ended narratives allow for a multiplicity of interpretations.

In a more overtly narrative vein, Marilyn da Silva tells stories through representational images and elements melded together into beautifully crafted wearable vignettes. These innovative pieces showcase her trademark technique of using gesso and colored pencils on hammered, etched or chased copper surfaces. Similarly, Helen Shirk is well-known for her richly colored copper vessels and jewelry. Shirk’s interest in the natural world is evident in her luscious use of a vibrant tropical palette, achieved by a dense layering of prismacolors on her floral copper forms.

Craft Alliance
6640 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
314.725.1177 x333

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 27 April 2012

Warhol's Polaroids: A Method
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
Friday, April 27, 5:30-8 p.m.
The exhibition continues until June 10.

One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, pop icon Andy Warhol is widely known as a painter and filmmaker. The role photography played in his work has been considered secondary until recently, when it became apparent that he used camera as a tool that broadened his visual vocabulary and defined his style.

Relying primarily on his Polaroid “Big Shot,” pop icon Andy Warhol shot numerous images and used them in the development process of his prints and paintings. Even the name of his studio, “The Factory,” illustrates that he was ahead of his time in focusing his art on celebrities and making otherwise ordinary people who craved the spotlight feel famous, if only for “15 minutes.” More than 80 of these Polaroids, will be included in Warhol’s Polaroids: A Method.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art was among a select group of university art institutions that received a gift of Polaroids and black and white photographs from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, specifically, the Photographic Legacy Project.

On Wednesday, May 2 at 5 p.m., please join us for Warhol in a Snapshot: A Closer Look at the Man Behind the Camera, a lecture by Bradley Bailey, Ph.D., Saint Louis University art history. Dr. Bailey will discuss the essence of Andy Warhol, what made him a pop icon, and Warhol’s impact on the art world.

For more information, please call visit or call 314.977.2666.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Steinberg Hall Gallery: Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Opening Reception
Featuring work by 31 graduating designers and illustrators, including books, posters and work on screen

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 5 to 7 p.m.
Work will remain on view thru 5 p.m. April 27.  Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What An opening reception to celebrate the completion and exhibition of books, posters, animatics and other visuals representing the culminating body of work for the 31 graduating Communication Design students at Washington University in St. Louis.

Students devote the spring semester to the research, development and production of the seminar projects, some of which will evolve into published texts, product/program concepts, motion or web applications or continued platforms of investigation and research.

Steinberg Hall Gallery
Skinker and Forsyth Blvds. 63112
Washington University in St. Louis

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Satori: Friday, 27 April 2012

Please Join Webster University for the 2012 BA Studio Art Exhibition:Fruition

Friday April 27th, 6pm-9pm

additional gallery hours:  Saturday, April 28th (6pm-9pm), Friday, May 4th (7pm-9pm), Saturday, May 5th (6pm-9pm)

3003 Locust
St. Louis, MO 63103

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Urban Eats Gallery: Sunday, 22 April 2012

Art Opening This Sunday, 11 AM - 2 PM

Meet the Artists: Jim Trotter, Cindy Royal, Henry Ptasiewicz, Sarah Sellimeyer and Louise Marler.

Urban Eats
3301 Meramec
Saint Louis MO 63118

Art St. Louis Laurel Aparmtments: Wedensday, 18 April 2012

You are cordially invited to join Art Saint Louis on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. for a free reception for our inaugural Off-Site Exhibit at The Laurel Apartments. On view at this unique location are works by Art Saint Louis member artists SJ Hammack, Arlene Ligori, Bob Rickert, and Luanne Rimel. Please join us to celebrate this great new venue and honor these four artists.

Learn more about ASL's Off-Site Exhibition program:

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center: Friday, 20 April 2012

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 20, 6 ­ 8pm

Join us for the opening reception of the 2012 Artists-in-Residence Exhibition at Craft Alliance in the Grand Center. The exhibition, which runs through July 3, features the work of Samara Rosen (Fiber Resident), Eric Hoefer (Clay Resident), and Molly Douglass (Metals Resident). The exhibition is the culmination of their in-depth artistic investigation during their residency, resulting in the display of three innovative bodies of work.

Samara Rosen’s work explores the connection between time, memory, and the evolution of form and material. As Rosen explains, “Time shows itself on a material; it grows and strengthens even as it decays and weakens.” Repetitively cutting, stitching, and knotting, Rosen creates ethereal shapes made from natural fibers like onion skins and cicada eaten leaves. For Rosen, these elemental fibers give tangible shape to the intangible core of our existence; fiber is the common thread that holds us together and unites us on a molecular level.

The tactile quality of clay is highlighted in Eric Hoefer’s vessels by his use of thickly applied clay slip, grooved areas, and indented or pocked surfaces. Each piece is transformed through a complex system of assembling, deconstructing, and altering multiple wheel-thrown forms. After this intensive process, Hoefer arrives at a quirky and compelling “leaning and tilting” of forms that simultaneously reference architectural structures and the “implied contrapposto of the figure.”

Molly Douglass creates oversized shell-like forms with delicate inner metal skeletons sheathed in a sheer skin of dried animal intestines. “Pushing the boundaries of wearability and comfort,” these beautiful yet grotesque sculptures embody the concept of duality in many ways. Inner and outer, imaginary and real, disgust and fascination, corporeal and ephemeral, Douglass’ wearable pieces inevitably “elicit a duality of emotive responses.” She fashions these pieces as “extensions of the self that allow the viewer to experience a range of reactions from anxiety, desire, repression, release, and control to guilt.”

Craft Alliance in the Grand Center
501 N. Grand
Saint Louis, MO 63103

10th St. Gallery: Friday, 4 May 2012

10th Street Gallery invites you to the opening reception of "Solidified": A study reinterpreting the formal and physical beauty of fabric.

Carrie Gillen
Friday May 4th, 2012, 5:00-9:00PM

10th Street Gallery
419 N. 10th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday, 20 April 2012

April 20, between 6 - 10 PM

Reggae bashment? Free snow cone tastes? Red Stripe chicken or coconut shrimp? Rum punch and more? It's your mini-vacation with staycation airport hassles. Glassblowing, fire spinning, and DIY glass projects.

Third Degree East Gallery presents Impressions: Barbara Zucker. Solar plate etchings. Images get on the plate through the magic of a UV light source - cue the sun! The processed plate is then ready to ink and print using an etching press. It's a non-toxic way to create intaglio and relief prints.

Biomorphs: Erin Taylor. A culmination of Taylor's work in glass, wood, metal and architecture. Includes found objects, forged metal and electroplated organic materials. These are transformed and combined with glass to re-examine our place in the new millennium and the unanticipated ramifications that occur when new life forms are created through genetic manipulation. In addition to his sculpture, Taylor has created video art projected and looped in the gallery on Third Friday only!

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

White Flag Projects: Thursday, 19 April 2012

"Daniel Lefcourt: Mockup"
April 19 – May 26, 2012
Opening reception Thursday evening, April 19, 6–8 PM

"Mockup" is a storage room, a stage set, a mausoleum, a trade show, a diagram, a game board, a studio, a retail store, a pictograph, a classroom, a museum display, an architectural model, and a sign-maker's workshop. Like composite wood -- the material from which the artworks are made -- each object is at once real and solid, and simultaneously a mere semblance or substitute.

4568 Manchester Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110

Artistic Meanderings: Saturday, 28 April 2012

Join us for food, refreshments and art on April 28 from 10am to 4pm. Over 30 local artists will be displaying and selling their works in various media: steampunk, mosaic, interpretive paintings, jewelry, needlework, greeting cards, sketches, pottery, photography, sandcasting, paper art, original poetry, fiber art, fused glass, pen/ink drawings, bead design, woodworking, calligraphy, metal crafting, fabric graphics, period collectibles and commission collaborations.
This is a free and kid friendly event. Free painting and chalk activities for all ages.
We are located on the outskirts of Dogtown at the corner of Dale and McCausland.
1370 McCausland Ave
St. Louis, MO. 63117
You can reach us at 314-781-5185 or email us at

CAM: Friday, 11 May 2012

Great Rivers Biennial 2012
Public Reception: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Please join us on Friday, May 11 for the Opening Night of our fifth edition of Great Rivers Biennial! The exhibition will showcase how artists based in the St. Louis area dynamically engage with the issues, stylistic tendencies and techniques that define the contemporary art and culture of our time. This year’s winners were selected from more than 120 submissions by an international panel of three distinguished jurors. The Great Rivers Biennial 2012 winning artists are David Johnson, Asma Kazmi, and Mel Trad.

We look forward to seeing you for Opening Night on May 11!

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Los Caminos: Friday, 27 April 2012

According to:
Featuring the Third-Year Washington University Painting Class
Friday, April 27th, 7-10pm

A One-Night Exhibition

These nine artists came together to critically engage with the idea of constraints as an impetus for creativity. During their undergraduate education they have been urged to ‘go deeper,’ ‘tone it down,’ and ‘make it really big, or make a lot of them.’ Throughout this exhibition the artists respond—sometimes obediently and sometimes with a smirk—to the suggestions that have been formally and informally offered by professors and peers. Their visual replies range from seriously re-worked pieces to completely new, tongue-in-cheek actions. In According to: this open acknowledgement of criticism relates both directly to the art school experience and to the broader and ever-present external constrictions that must be balanced with pressing internal ones.

Artists include Marisa Adesman, Mara Cruvant, Becky Daniel, Raina Koller, Michael Osheroff, Annie Sayers, Zach Swanson, Sarah Theis, and Kristie Wickwire. Curated by Laura Elizabeth Barone.

2649 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63118

Monday, April 16, 2012

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 20 April 2012

The 33April exhibit opening features new work by 33 artists, live music, food and drink, 5:30-10 pm. 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

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 27 April 2012

A solo exhibition by Christopher Tanner
April 27 - Jun 17, 2012

Please join us for an Opening Reception Friday April 27, 6-8pm.

Tanner is a very successful New York Artist who is also known as an actor, playwright, performer and cabaret singer (in drag). His art works, both 2 and 3 dimensional, are beautifully crafted pieces, a mix of painting, drawing, collage and sculpture all done up with glittery, sumptuous materials. Often incorporating found objects, they reflect his love of nostalgia in both form and substance. With vintage jewelry, medallions containing words from beloved old popular music, and much gLinklitter and sparkle, these works take on a sophisticated ambiance where the subject and manipulation of media intrigue as well as delight. They are joyous works, sometimes outrageous, always beautifully crafted with an air of excessive and explosive character.

Regular hours Wednesday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-4, Tuesday by appointment.

Atrium Gallery
in the Central West End
4728 McPherson Ave.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

May Gallery: Friday, 13 April 2012

Annual Juried Exhibition

Katherine Lawless photo
© Katherine Lawless

6 April - 4 May 2012

Awards Presentations and Reception Friday, 13 April, 5-7 pm

and in the Small Wall Gallery, Christopher Jordan

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 4 May 2012

Summer 2012 Opening Celebration
May 4, 2012
7-9p, Public Reception

Join us in celebrating the opening of our Summer 2012 exhibitions. Free public reception from 7 to 9 pm. One exhibition takes an in-depth look at the collecting history of the Museum with a focus on the 1950s and the works of many modern masters. The work of this year's Master of Fine Arts candidates provides a nice compliment and the concept of myth is explored in the Teaching Gallery.

Frederick Hartt and American Abstraction in the 1950s: Building the Collection at Washington University in St. Louis
May 4, 2012 - August 27, 2012

2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition
May 4, 2012 - August 6, 2012

Teaching Gallery: The Persistence of Myth
May 4 – August 12, 2012

Gateway Gallery: Friday,13 April 2012

Come share an evening of art and refreshments with the artists and guests of our gallery at the reception this Friday evening, April 13, from 6 to 9PM.

Please join us and visit with our guest artists Michele Wells and Michael Anderson and hear the stories behind their latest works on display during this Passageways exhibit.

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

Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11-6, Sunday 10-5, Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Gateway Gallery
21 North Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Monday, April 09, 2012

SOHA Gallery: Saturday, 14 April 2012

Join us for an art opening & reception for "Refuge", mixed media works by Patricia Vinyard on April 14th, 6-10pm. Exhibiting through May 3, 2012 - Hours:11:00am-4:00pm Tuesday-Saturday.

In Patricia Vinyard's show, Refuge, she explores concepts surrounding the protections we find in the familiar, noticing that when the familiar is nowhere to be found, we often settle for the unfamiliar shaped into familiar forms. She looks into our surprise when we have exposed ourselves, and then at our reflexive desire to take cover.Inspired by the architecture of birds' nests in particular, and by the idea of any safe harbor in general, she has fashioned imagery where the mind can curl up and get comfortable - but only temporarily. In her sculptural works, she delves into our daily habits and the mundane and sometimes discarded objects we employ, consume, or destroy to return ourselves to a peaceful state.

SOHA Gallery
4915 Macklind Ave (at Neosho)
St. Louis MO 63109

Wood Icing Studio Gallery: Friday, 13 April 2012

The artists at Wood Icing are excited to show off their latest creations from 2012. Please bring a friend and come join us for a fun evening of live art and music, wine, and cheese.

We are also very excited to introduce our newest artist Vesna Delevska! She will be painting live for you to the acoustic guitar music of Deyan Bratic on Friday, April 13 from 6-8pm at Wood Icing Gallery. Come see the magic in action. She is fascinating to watch as she creates!

Wood Icing Studio Gallery
205 Chesterfield Mall
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Thomas Jefferson Visual Arts Gallery: Friday, 13 April 2012


This coming Friday is the opening reception, 6pm - 8pm, for the Surrealist Movement show: 'Desire in a book'. 'Desire in a book' is comprised of Surrealist Movement artists from the U.S.,U.K.,France,Italy and Austria. The hybrid book show erases the lines of conventional book-making and uses Surrealist hybrid animals as the theme. Join us this Friday at the opening reception for good mixed drinks, snacks and unique art-books. Free and open to the public.

THOMAS JEFFERSON Visual Arts Gallery
4100 S. Lindbergh Blvd
STL, MO 63127

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 28 April 2012

Join us on April the 28th, from 6pm until 9pm, for the opening of New Painting by Zack Smithey and Robert Treece.
The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
Saint Louis,MO 63108

Friday, April 06, 2012

PSTL Gallery: Friday, 20 April 2012

Larry Krone: Here I Am
April 20 – May 26, 2012
Opening Reception Friday, April 20, from 6-9 pm

The exhibition opens Friday, April 20, with an Opening Reception for the artist that evening from 6 – 9pm. The exhibition will run through May 26.

"Larry Krone Here I Am" presents new work by the artist, continuing his ongoing exploration of masculine identity, showmanship, craft, and collaboration. The major pieces in the exhibition are his three "Then and Now (Latch Hook Hay Bales)". These attempts at life-sized sculptural representations of hay bales were made using yarn found as remnants from other people's knitting and crochet projects. The colors are as close as possible to natural hay, but the palette is left largely to chance, creating a semi-accidental reference to pointillist and Impressionist painting, particularly Claude Monet's famous hay stack series. The yarn, found at thrift stores and senior centers, was all originally chosen by anonymous craftspeople based on their own needs, budget, and taste--partial skeins leftover from innumerable afghans, sweaters, and baby blankets. Gathered by Krone and painstakingly latch-hooked over a period of many months, the combination of histories as embodied in the yarn represents a collaboration of all of these
identities with Krone himself.

Also on view are some recent works by Krone including a reverse glass painting, a letterpress edition, Love is in the Air drawings, and a photographic self portrait depicting Krone in his kitchen surrounded by patchwork quilts and his latch hook hay bales, trying his best to reproduce Marilyn Monroe's famous nude calendar pose dressed only in his own Underpants of Many Colors and a cowboy hat.

S. Carmody Photography: Friday, 6 April 2012

Join us for wine, chocolate raspberry sticks and fine art photography! This Friday from 6-9 PM at S. Carmody Photography.

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.

Also be sure to check out Giovanna Cassilly's painting exhibit at Hoffman-LaChance Contemporary (2 doors south of SCP).

S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Maryland Heights Government Center: thursday, 3 May 2012

Morris Fletcher Art Exhibit
Meet the Artist Reception will be Thursday, May 3 from 6:00-7:00 p.m

Morris' art includes oil paintings on canvas and charcoal sketches. The subject matter ranges from figures and portraits to landscapes and buildings. Currently he is working on a series of paintings of St. Louis area landmarks and landscapes.

Government Center
11911 Dorsett Rd.
Maryland Heights. 63043

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday, 7 April 2012

PL/STL: A Celebration of Polish Poster and Visual Art 1900-Current
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7th at 7 pm
Organized by Chris Smentkowski

Featured artwork by Ryszard Kaja, Andrzej Pagowski, Jakob Erol, Andrzej Klimowski, Jan Lenica, Franciszek Starowieyski, Stanis³aw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy), and more...

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts
3151 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63118

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 26 April 2012

Kevin Hoang
April 26th – May 16th, 2012
Opening Reception April 26th, 4-7pm

Multi-Culturalism is the recognition and acceptance of cultures from various nationalities as well as their social and educational theories within a community. In this show, we would like to celebrate the cultural differences that coexist peacefully and equally. Multi-Cultural Expressions will showcase a creative and magnificent collection of diverse artistic expressions. UMSL students, faculty, alumni, and staff will exhibit work in all types of media; photography, graphic, design, painting, drawing, and 3 dimensional art.

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

Luminary Center for the Arts: Friday, 13 April 2012


(Degree): Andrew James + Stephen Cartwright
and Cherry Dance by Matthew Paul Isaacson

Opening reception: Friday, April 13th from 6-9pm
On view April 13th, 2012- May 11th, 2012

On Friday, April 13th from 6-9pm, The Luminary presents "Degree," a two person exhibition featuring Andrew James and Stephen Cartwright. Both James and Cartwright track and translate external measurements such as the weather, latitude and longitude, travel and other phenomena, creating evocative sculptural and video work that echoes the increasing effect of data on our understanding of our environment.

Matthew Paul Isaacson will also open Cherry Dance, a new site-specific installation consisting of hundreds of Maraschino Cherries suspended from a monofilament grid. The installation will fill the space with the fruit’s sensory sugar high, the preserved, sweetened cherries aging over the course of the exhibition.

Aisle 1 Gallery: Saturday, 14 April 2012

Saturday April 14th Closing Reception, 6 - 11pm
During the street-wide Cherokee Street art party for the attendants of Rustbelt to Artist Belt : At the Crossroads, Arts-Based Community Development Convening

Cbabi Bayoc
will be here completing the current painting for his 365 Days with Dad project, which has recently been featured in The St. Louis Beacon, Fox 2 News, and the Belleville News Democrat.

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

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

CAM: Friday, 11 May 2012

Opening Night Public Reception
Friday, May 11, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) and Gateway Foundation are pleased to present the fifth edition of Great Rivers Biennial. Opening on Friday, May 11, 2012, this exhibition demonstrates how artists based in the St. Louis area dynamically engage with the issues, stylistic tendencies, and techniques that define the contemporary art and culture of our time. The Great Rivers Biennial 2012 winners are David Johnson, Asma Kazmi, and Mel Trad, who have developed individual projects in photography, multimedia installation, and sculpture, respectively. They explore subjects that vary from the significance of overlooked architectural details and the ability of art to empower the socially disenfranchised, to the use of discarded materials to redefine sculptural practice. Johnson, Kazmi, and Trad engage local figures and phenomena to address such universal concerns, thus underscoring how the Great Rivers Biennial furthers dialogue between St. Louis and the rest of the world.

David Johnson seeks out and captures unexpected interplays of light, color, and form in both public and private buildings in his photographs. In doing so, he prompts renewed consideration of the way that people interact with the built environments around them. Johnson works with traditional large-format photographic processes and then produces his images digitally. His Great Rivers Biennial project comprises a new series of photographs, shot over several months during late 2011 and early 2012, which depict the spaces that define CAM as an institution. These range from images of the museum’s galleries and offices, to interior views of the homes of various donors and supporters of the museum. The photographs present arresting and oblique perspectives on these spaces while recording the changing relationship between natural and artificial light at various times of day. Despite their representation of extremely specific places, Johnson’s images ask the viewer to pay closer attention to the subtle and unique dynamics of any architecture they occupy every day.

Asma Kazmi works in various media to create connections between people, ideas, and situations, often directly involving socially disenfranchised communities. Her project for the Great Rivers Biennial, titled Between Word and Image, was developed in collaboration with three individuals from an adult literacy program in St. Louis. Kazmi invited these participants to express themselves in the form of wall drawings rendered in Sumi ink and marker on paper. As the title suggests, the resulting drawings exist simultaneously as texts and as visual images. Kazmi’s presentation of these drawings within her own installation at CAM asks challenging questions about authorship, literacy, and meaning. Does the true work comprise the individuals’ drawings, their overall arrangement, or the entire collaborative process? Do the drawings serve as an effective form of communication? What does it mean to be partially literate at a time when social interaction has become so central in our everyday lives? Kazmi’s project, which also features related videos and a live performance, provides a complex, multilayered, and open-ended examination of how art might productively interact with real lives.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Mel Trad employs existing and found materials such as wood, steel, slate, and metal to unpredictable and inventive ends. Her Great Rivers Biennial project features works that provocatively respond to the kind of sculptural approaches that have characterized our understanding of art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Trad’s reconfigurations of familiar forms demonstrate how cast-off objects and refuse are transformed through their incorporation in works of art. Her practice is similar to that of other artists working today in its emphasis on the process by which sculpture is made, especially how the essential properties of a material can determine the final form that a particular work will take. In addition to freestanding sculptures installed throughout the galleries, Trad presents Untitled (triptych and a half) (2012), a collection of draped banners sourced from discarded industrial fabric, in CAM’s Performance Space.
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
314 535 0770 x311

Monday, April 02, 2012

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 14 April 2012

"Honor Awards 2012” will be presented in the Art Saint Louis Gallery April 14-May 23, 2012. This exhibit is presented in the Main Art Saint Louis Gallery and our concurrent "Food, Glorious Food" exhibit also opens April 14 in our North Gallery.

FREE Opening reception: Saturday, April 14, 2011, 6-8 p.m.

"Honor Awards 2012" was curated by artist Dan Addington, owner, Addington Gallery, Chicago.

For this annual curated exhibit, 22 St. Louis regional artists were eligible to submit their works for consideration by Dan Addington. The 25 artists were those artists who received Awards of Excellence for their works in Art Saint Louis’ 2011 juried exhibits. From those 22 artists, Mr. Addington selected ten artists for the “Honor Awards 2012” exhibition. Media featured in this year’s show includes metalsmithing, mixed media, painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, and video.

Dion Dion, Manchester, MO; David Dolak, Lake St. Louis; Aaron Heil, Alton, IL; Marie Bannerot McInerney, St. Louis; Mike Miller, Springfield, IL; Shoji Miyazawa, New Paltz, NY (formerly of Edwardsville, IL); Stephanie Ognar, Champaign, IL; Nicole Ottwell, Edwardsville, IL; Trudy Rogers Denham, Columbia, MO; Carol Zeman, Osage Beach, MO.

The Art Saint Louis Gallery is free & open to the public: M 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tu-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays, holidays and between exhibits (Gallery closed March 30 and reopens 10 a.m. April 14).

Art Saint Louis is located at 555 Washington Avenue, #150, in downtown St. Louis, MO. The Gallery is on Washington Avenue between 6th Street and Broadway. We’re 1 block East of the America’s Center or 1 block South of the Edward Jones Dome.

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

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Friday, 6 April 2012

Katherine McCullough
April 6-May 3, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2012 6pm-8pm

Katherine McCullough's work explores spatial boundaries of painting through immersive installations. While walking through one of her current works, I was reminded of Miro: "Ceci est la couleur de mes reves." Her line, color and space has a particular lightness, and they stick together in a way that may be unprecedented. This cohesiveness, magnetism or embrace, at once irresistible and liberating, has everything you might like to experience in a reverie...or a cube.

Hours: By appointment only.

ST. LOUIS MO 63116

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Friday, 4 May 2012

Brody Condon
May 4-June 1, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 2012 6pm-8pm

Brody Condon’s Cube is a looped video burst documenting a hand maneuvering an polychromatic lacquered Plexiglas cube projected within the cube of Gallerykit. Turned this way and that you might immediately think of a geek showing off with a single-hand Rubic’s cube solution. However, we tend to interpret Cube as a cross between Clive Barker’s Hellraiser torture themed Cenobite ‘puzzle boxes’ and Clement Greenberg’s significantly more sadistic fetish for Color-Field painters. Why not “Come and See” the colorful apocalypse for yourself? Hopefully Hellraiser’s Pinhead doesn’t show up too.

Hours: By appointment only.

ST. LOUIS MO 63116