Thursday, May 31, 2012

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 8 June 2012

Opening reception: Friday, June 8, 6 p.m.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to present Robert Motherwell: Abstract Expressionist.” This collection, which will run from June 8 through July 22, brings together a wide range of this legendary artist’s works, revealing his efforts to redefine realism in art.

Derived from both public and private collections, this exhibition is organized by themes to highlight recurring concepts in Motherwell’s works: Elegy series, Gesture series, Open series, Collages and Prints.

While his medium and approaches vary, Motherwell’s works reveal his experimentation with paint and reflect his creativity, curiosity and cultural commentary through the abstract. Such expressions offer a portal into a greater sort of truth, which Motherwell believed was often lost in the distinctive rendering of a form.

Rejecting traditional art and its representations, he and his fellow Abstract Expressionists, including Jackson Pollack, Max Ernst and Andre Masson, among others, provided a pure and emotive response to reality with broad strokes against minimal background.

Pop Up Project 7411 S. Bway: Friday, 1 june 2012

This coming FRIDAY the POP UP project will debut with a visual arts show!

The POP UP project was created to stimulate cultural growth by utilizing unoccupied space. In JUNE we are temporarily leasing a space in Carondelet for five weeks of art events and exploration. Admission is free.

7411 S. Broadway / 7-10pm

JUNE 1st OPENING VISUAL ARTS SHOW exhibiting artists: Brian McCulloch, Brandon Barnes,
Jeremy Goodwin, Stefanie Sylvester, Devin Rojas

entertainment: Jack Grelle and the Turkery Jackson Band

SOHA Studio and Gallery: Friday, 1 June 2012

Travis Lawrence: EMBLEMS Book of Transformation
Friday, 1 June 2012, 6-10pm
Exhibiting through June 23, 2012

Influenced by the subtle use of symbol, Travis Lawrence uses printmaking to convey subconscious imagery through the form of multiples. Pulling inspiration from Jungian psychology and mythology, Travis presents iconic visuals shrouded in simplistic mystery.

The current body of woodcuts has taken its influence from medieval illuminated illustrations and alchemical manuscripts. Using the notion of emblems as a collective use of symbols, each iconic figure presents a still narrative where every detail is a metaphorical metamorphosis of the visual.

SOHA Studio and Gallery
4915 Macklind Avenue
Saint Louis, MO

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 9 June 2012

"Blur" and "Over the Edge"
FREE reception: Saturday, June 9, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
JUNE 11-JULY 26, 2012

Art Saint Louis proudly presents our newest exhibit, "Blur," on view in the Gallery June 11-July 26, 2012. Please join us on Saturday evening, June 9, from 6-8 p.m. for a free reception. All are welcome to join us in the Gallery to mingle, enjoy excellent artwork and meet some of the featured artists in both of our new exhibits.

The opening reception will feature live music by Silk Pajamas Jazz Duo inside the Gallery and delicious food for sale courtesy of two food trucks-one of which will be Completely Sauced-that will parked on Washington Avenue out front of the Gallery. We will have complimentary beverages available in the Gallery.

"Blur" is a multi-media juried exhibition that features 74 new artworks by 61 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri & Illinois. The works in this exhibit address the theme of blur with a variety of responses including the blurring of concepts as well as artworks that are visually blurry.

Serving as jurors for this exhibit were artists Bill Barrett and Jane Barrow. For this exhibit, 101 artists submitted 178 artworks for our jurors' consideration. From those entries, Mr. Barrett and Ms. Barrow selected 74 works in all media by 61 artists for the final exhibit. The media featured in this show includes collage, drawing, glass, mixed media, painting, printmaking, photography, stone sculpture, and more. 

J'Ann Schoonmaker Allen, St. Louis; Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL; Robin M. Bandy, O'Fallon, IL; John Bohac, St. Louis; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; Daniel Byrne, St. Louis; Derek Cadzow, St. Louis; Paul Callaway, O'Fallon, MO; Ioana Datcu, Vermont, IL; Lauren Davis, St. Louis; Miguel de Aguero, Gray Summit, MO; Dennis DeToye, Edwardsville, IL; Cheryl Dorris, Shrewsbury, MO;
Ashley Drissell, Edwardsville, IL; Shannon K. Dougherty, St. Louis;  Gina Evans, Kirkwood, MO; Naxin Fan, Fenton, MO; Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Tamara L. Fischer, Richmond Heights, MO; Carlene Fullerton, Richmond Heights, MO; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; Tim Hahn, Augusta, MO; SJ Hammack, Kirkwood, MO; Eden Harris, St. Louis; Aaron Heil, Alton, IL;  Maurice Hirsch, Chesterfield, MO; Ann Homann, St. Louis;  Joe Johnson, Columbia, MO; Anna Katz, St. Louis; Jieun Kim, University City, MO; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Nichole Lance, Granite City, IL; Josh Mann, Ellisville, MO; Richard McAfee, Clayton, MO; Judith Medoff, Clayton, MO; Jaclyn Mednicov, Charleston, IL; Barbara Merlotti, Catawissa, MO; Angela Mircsov, Florissant, MO; Metra Mitchell, St. Louis; Angela S. Myers, Dardenne Prairie, MO; John Newman, St. Louis; Marion Noll, Webster Groves, MO; Sharron Pollack, St. Louis; Jane Reed, Lebanon, IL; Marilyn Robinson, St. Louis; Naomi Runtz, Creve Coeur, MO; Mary Gardner Russe, Clayton, MO;
Robert Schleicher, St. Louis; Eunsoon Seo, Carbondale, IL; Lisa Sisley-Blinn, O'Fallon, MO; Julie Snidle, Festus, MO; Robin Street-Morris, St. Louis; Ryan Strong, Imperial, MO; Joyce Trotter, Creve Coeur, MO; Mary Trotter, St. Louis; Steve Turner, St. Louis; Doretha Washington, St. Louis; Jackie P. Weatherly, St. Louis; Elizabeth M. Willey, St. Louis; Kay Wood, St. Louis; Barbara Zucker, St. Louis.

During this exhibition, Art Saint Louis is hosting two 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. The  artists may also present a demo of the work & techniques. These very casual & unstructured events are free & open to the public.
Free opening reception Saturday, June 9, 6-8 p.m. Please note that the Gallery will be closed during the day on June 9 so that we can prepare for that evening's reception.

The Art Saint Louis Gallery is free & open to the public from June 11-July 26, 2012 with regular Gallery hours: Monday 10 am-4 pm, Tuesday-Friday 10 am-5 pm, Saturday 10 am-4 pm, Closed Sundays & holidays

JUNE 11-JULY 26, 2012

Art Saint Louis proudly presents our concurrent exhibit, "Over the Edge," on view in the Art Saint Louis North Gallery June 11-July 26, 2012. The opening reception for this exhibit is held in conjunction with that for "Blur" on Saturday evening, June 9, from 6-8 p.m. "Over the Edge" is a multi-media exhibit curated by artist and art educator Sarah Paulsen.

This new curated exhibition features colorful and exciting artworks by four St. Louis regional painters who play with the edge of canvas and features works that expand out of the picture plane and picture frame. Featured artists: Rebecca Estee, Zak Marmalefsky, Sarah Paulsen, Lyndsey Scott  in collaboration with fashion designer MIC H.

Art Saint Louis is located at 555 Washington Avenue, Suite 150 in the heart of downtown St. Louis--that's on Washington Avenue between Broadway & 6th Street. We're 1 block East of the America's Center, 1 block South of the Edward Jones Dome, and catty-corner from the old St. Louis Centre. Need a map? Click here.

Please enter the Art Saint Louis Gallery through our main entry on Washington Avenue, clearly marked by two beautiful artist-designed banners

There are numerous parking garages & surface lots near Art Saint Louis, including: St. Louis Centre East Garage (off of 6th St.), Missouri Athletic Club (Washington between Broadway & 4th), and America's Center. Download a free Downtown Parking Guide here

The Gallery is easily accessible by MetroLink and MetroBus with the Convention Center Station at 6th & Washington one half block from our front door

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

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 8 June 2012

 The Sheldon Art Galleries
Cordially Invite You to the Opening of Two Exhibits

Friday, June 8, 5 – 7 p.m.
Odell Mitchell, Jr. Retrospective
Gallery of Photography
June 8 – September 1, 2012
The exhibition is made possible in part by Capes, Sokol, Goodman and Sarachan, P.C.
Anomalous Perspectives:
The 2011 Critical Mass Creative Stimulus Award Exhibition
Featuring: Sarrita Hunn, Elysia Mann and B.J. Vogt

Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
June 8 – September 15, 2012

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

Tel: 314.533.9900 ~ Website:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Saturday, 2 June 2012

Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World

June 2 – September 16, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2, 2012, Laumeier Indoor and Outdoor Galleries, 5-7pm Public Opening (Artist's Talk - 6:30pm)

Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable Worldlooksat different ways in which the dream of home has imploded over the past three
decades, and how new forms of home might be fashioned in their stead.The exhibition explores our current struggles and hopes to provide alternative ways of viewing nature and landscape through the built environment using a variety of approaches including: apot luck party for neighbors complete with eggs from a chicken coop; a vegetable allotment, a tear drop tent clamped to a tree; a livable cocoon made of plastic bags and duct tape; re-purposed industrial waste receptacles; quasi-functional wearable housing; ruin porn and a massive Plexiglas fire.

This exhibition and the art it includescreate awareness about culture, community and the many variations of a home. More  mportantly, the exhibition investigates how the public views home and how we live on and use Laumeier Sculpture Park's largest asset: 105 acres of Missouri Woodland.

Curated by Marilu Knode, Executive Director and Dana Turkovic, Curator of Exhibitions

                                                                                Laumeier Sculpture Park

12580 Rott Road
St. Louis, MO 63127
Fax 314.615.5283

Urban Eats: Friday, 25 May 2012

Art Opening Urban Eats

Friday May, 25 2012  5 - 8 PM

Jim Trotter will be at Urban Eats
330i  (sic) Meramec Street
East of South Grand in South Saint Louis

Monday, May 21, 2012

PSTL Gallery: Friday, 8 June 2012

Matthew Strauss, Unbearable
June 8-July 27, 2012
Opening Reception Friday, June 8, 6-9pm

PSTL Gallery is pleased to present “Matthew Strauss, Unbearable,” opening with a reception for the artist Friday evening, June 8, from 6 – 9 pm. The exhibition will continue through July 27. “Matthew Strauss, Unbearable” includes the artist’s recent work in various media, balancing comparative anxieties of art historical futility and autobiographical lament.

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



Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 15 June 2012 (new date)

Team Lump: Sired By A Creep 

June 15 - July 7, 2012
Opening Reception Friday, June 15, 6-10 PM

Team Lump is an artist collective that has been actively collaborating for over a decade. The group began as an outgrowth of the Raleigh, North Carolina project space Lump. Bill Thelen, its founder, curates artists into the collective, and the team fluctuates slightly on a project-to-project basis. Team Lump has had solo exhibitions at Cell Projects in London, Space 1026 in Philadelphia, Plus Ultra and Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, Artscape in Baltimore, SouthEastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, Suitable Gallery in Chicago, Milky World in Seattle, The Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta among others. Their work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Sculpture, Time Out - London and New York, The Independent, NyArts Magazine, Proximity, Art Papers, and many on-line journals.

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

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

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 25 May 2012

Please join us for the opening reception of "33May" on Friday, May 25, from 5:30pm to 10pm.

The 33May exhibit opening features new work by 33 artists, live music, food and drink.  (Also with a live demonstration of welding "steel flowers" by sculptor Mark McDonnell.) Admission is .free and open to the public at 39 South Old Orchard in Webster Groves.

The 33May exhibit is also open for viewing from Noon to 5pm on Tuesday, May 22 through Sunday, May 27.

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

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Maryland Heights Government Center: Thursday, 17 May 2012

JoAnn Houle Meet the Artist Reception
Thursday, May 17, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Show dates: May 15 – June 2
JoAnn was born and raised in North Dakota and has lived in St. Louis for the past six years.  She specializes in painting and drawing. JoAnn likes to use a combination of mediums and materials when creating her artwork.  She is not afraid of bold line or color and trusts her intuition about the direction each piece.

Maryland Heights Government Center
11911 Dorsett
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Public Policy Research Center Photography Project Gallery: Tuesday, 22 May & St. Louis County Library Rock Road Branch: Tuesday 29 May 2012

"Buddy Hollie 'n School" by Ritenour High School student Zach House
Ritenour teens create photographic autobiographies

“Photography Project: Autobiography of a Teen” is one University of Missouri­-St. Louis exhibit on display in two locations.

Location No. 1 information
6 a.m.­11 p.m. daily May 22 through Sept. 16; Opening reception: noon-1 p.m. May 22
Public Policy Research Center Photography Project Gallery, south hall, 4th floor, Social Sciences/Business Building at UMSL, 1 University Blvd. in St. Louis County, Mo. 63121
Free and open to the public
info: 314-516-5273,

Location No. 2 information
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday May 29-June 30; Opening reception: 5:30-7 p.m. May 29
Rock Road Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 10267 St. Charles Rock Rd. in St. Ann, Mo. 63074
Free and open to the public
info: 314-994-3300,

The exhibit is part of an ongoing series in which PPRC Photography Project instructors from UMSL teach St. Louis-area residents photography. Those individuals then document their surrounding communities resulting in photos that are put on display at two locations. For this exhibit, participants included members of the Scribbler’s Art Club at Ritenour High School in Breckenridge Hills, Mo.

Visit to read more about the exhibit.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MOCRA: Sunday, 20 May 2012

"The Jewish Experience and the Haggadah," a lecture by Stephen P. Durchslag  (owner of the world's largest private collection of haggadot) followed by a closing reception for the exhibition "Archie Granot: The Papercut Haggadah"

Sunday, May 20, 2012, at 2 p.m.

Stephen P. Durchslag will draw on examples from his collection of 4,500 haggadot--the largest private collection in the world--to show how the haggadah (the book that contains the ritual guide to the Passover Seder meal) is a central element of the Jewish experience and a vehicle for myriad expressions of the Jewish imagination. The lecture will be followed by a closing reception for the exhibition "Archie Granot: The Papercut Haggadah."

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)
3700 West Pine Mall Blvd.
on the campus of Saint Louis University

Schmidt Art Center: Friday, 18 May 2012

Please join us for the opening reception of Figure It Out this Friday, May 18th, 6-8pm, featuring Robert McCann, Jesse Thomas, Connie Caveglia Mielke, and Erin Rivers.

Jesse Thomas
Jesse's paintings explore the arc of western pictorial form and thought. His domestic interior narratives, populated with "uniformed conspirators," balance carefully rendered passages with direct paint applications to create tension between surface quality and illusionistic depth.

Robert McCann
TV shows, cartoon characters, and folkloric monsters are comic-tragic back stories Robert McCann uses to function as an implicit critique on our fragmenting language in the information age. These at once allegorical and absurd imageries convey recurring themes of the tipping point between action and violence.

Connie Caveglia Mielke
Connie's figurative sculptures integrate the architecture of the human shape with the influences on that form by the concepts and ideas that inspire, connect, and reveal the internal workings of the human mind. She uses glazes and stains sparingly to highlight the natural beauty of the clay.

Erin Rivers
Using a Hasselblad camera given to Erin by her late father, Erin's photo journal explores the experiences her father had while on a road trip through Indiana.

Exhibition open through June 22nd.

William and Florence Schmidt Art Center

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 25 May 2012

Opening: May 25, 6-8pm
In the Main Gallery: Presence
Gallery Two:Kim Car

Framations Art Gallery is proud to present two new exhibits opening on May 25 and continuing through June 28. The first is a juried exhibit of work by area artists focusing on the theme "Presence", which visually includes people in any way either though portraiture, crowd scenes, or even through shadow or form. This exhibit, juried by Anne Rowe, will explore the theme through various media and through the eyes of each artist. Awards will be announced at the Opening Reception on May 25 and visitors will be invited to vote for the People's Choice Award. Voting will continue through the full length of the exhibit, ending on June 28.

Also Opening on May 25 is an exhibit called "Mules Rule: A celebration of Missouri's state animal that Mule and his long eared relative the donkey". This solo exhibit of work by photographer Kim Carr will feature black and white photographs on canvas and explores these wonderful animals.

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

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Monday, May 14, 2012

Third Degree Glass: Friday, 18 May 2012

Third Friday Free Party: Molten mojo, Margaritas, and more.
May 18, 6 - 10pm

East Gallery presents:
- Technicolor Whispers: Naomi SIlver. Silver rolls up her sleeves and gets into her work. Definitely a hands-on artist, her work is bold, colorful and tranquil. See landscapes you'll swear are other worldly.
- Play With Fire: SIU-C Glass Program. A glass mash-up by students in the glass program at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. A peek at the creative process sparked by student enthusiasm.

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

Grafica: Thursday, 17 May 2012

3rd Thursday

Open House
10 am to 5:30 pm

Live painting by Tom Hunt from 2-5  pm

Wine & cheese
and "artful" conversation
from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

On Thursday, May 17 Grafica opens its doors for the first "3rd Thursday."  We will open at 10 am and invite you to drop by.   Small art items by local artists will be on display for the day.  We will feature special pricing on selected items in our inventory.  Local artist Tom Hunt will do live painting from 2-5 pm.  Wine & cheese will accompany "artful conversation" from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.    We would love for you to join us for this first event -- and, then, every 3rd Thursday.

We hope to accomplish several things with 3rd Thrusday:
  • Encourage new people to walk through our doors and experience Grafica's relaxed and friendly environment.
  • Spend time with existing clients, artists and friends new and old.
  • Feature new tiems from local artists.
  • Socialize over wine with those who come for the evening.
  • Have 3rd Thursday at Grafica become a regular date on your calend

Los Caminos: Saturday, 19 May 2012

Creature Comforts
Opening Reception Saturday, May 19th, 7-10pm
May 19th–26th, 2012

Chris Bradley (Chicago), Lee Piechocki (Kansas City), Peter Pranschke (St. Louis)

For its first exhibition beyond the apartment gallery walls, Los Caminos presents Creature Comforts, an examination of the strange and familiar objects with which we share our everyday environments. Featuring artists Chris Bradley, Lee Piechocki, and Peter Pranschke, this exhibition explores the complex nature of the subject/object relationship, reevaluating the age-old hierarchy between humans and objects.

Inspired by the theories of French sociologist Bruno Latour and the recent embrace of “object-oriented ontology,” curator Francesca Wilmott presents objects that are more than just empty fixtures devised for human servitude and enjoyment. Rather, Creature Comforts sees such objects as dynamic forces that willfully shape human behavior. United by a formal exploration of their chosen mediums, Bradley, Piechocki, and Pranschke respond to the objects with which they cohabitate—plants, candy canes, cardboard boxes—with a mixture of humor and respect, fear and fascination. Lee Piechocki, has developed a lexicon of characters that reappear—mirrored, inverted, and doubled—in various arrangements throughout his work. At once compositional devices and surrogates in a world absent of humans, Piechocki’s characters reverse the subject/object relationship: with cool detachment, the
objects in his paintings neither affirm our human existence nor depend upon us for activation.

Amused by the detritus that fills our living spaces, Chris Bradley examines the dual role of objects as both companions and intruders. In his new series of shields, the artist evokes childhood games, in which cardboard scraps are effortlessly transformed into barriers that serve to both protect and provoke. With holes cut out for eyes, the sculptures invite viewers to take a closer look only to reveal their deceit—corrugated cardboard is in fact meticulously rendered and painted sheet metal.

Peter Pranschke dissects, isolates, and indexes his everyday surroundings in order to more closely explore their formal properties. In this exhibition, for example, Pranschke inserts strands of uncooked spaghetti into a found tree-trunk, imparting an anthropomorphic quality upon these two unexpected, though surprisingly well-matched, materials. While Pranschke is best known for creating illustrations that record the trials and triumphs of daily life, his sculptures similarly examine the oftoverlooked
characteristics of objects that we routinely encounter. Together, the works in Creature Comforts reveal an unspoken contradiction inherent to artistic production. As the objects and art spaces that we nurture and activate develop an existence autonomous from their creators, we must ask ourselves what happens when they no longer need us.

2637 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
(former home of Cherokee Photobooth)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Maplewood ArtsWalk: Friday, 11 May 2012

This Friday!
 Harp Attack ArtsWalk
 Comes to Maplewood

 Sunny and in the 70's is the prediction... perfect weather for a stroll through the streets of Maplewood with the soundtrack of live harpists. Classic rock, classical and Latin jazz comprise some of the repertoire, and they are happy entertain your requests. Saunter through the shops that will welcome you with wine, food and fine art. At S. Carmody Photography, sample chocolate raspberries on a stick while enjoying the current photography exhibit, HumaNature.

 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 Jeremy Rabus' painting exhibit at Hoffman-LaChance Contemporary (2 doors south of SCP).

S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood MO 63143

Jacoby Arts Center: Friday, 18 May 2012

Journeys through 40 Years of Art
Opening Reception – Friday, May 18, 2012, 5 to 8 p.m.
Exhibition – May 18 to July 1, 2012
Gallery Talk – Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 7 p.m.

Opening on Friday, May 18, the next exhibition in the Main Gallery at Jacoby Arts Center will take you on a journey through 40 years of Thomas D. Gipe’s career as an artist and art educator with a unique blend of sculpture pieces, drawings, and prints representative of the artist’s many interests and talents.
The exhibit runs through July 1 and the Center will host an opening reception on Friday, May 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. as well as a gallery talk at 7 p.m. on June 13. The gallery talk allows for an opportunity to interact with the artist and learn more about their artistic career and technique. All exhibitions and their accompanying opening receptions and gallery talks are free and open to the public; a cash beverage bar will be available at the reception.
As a child Gipe enjoyed drawing cars, airplanes, animals, and creating three-dimensional objects.  His dream of making a living as an artist came true in his grandfather’s blacksmith shop.  His art represents the images and surroundings he grew up in.  Many of Gipe’s pieces exert the talent, which he has developed as a draftsman, blacksmith, and printmaker.  Symbolic elements give the viewer a glimpse of Gipe’s childhood, career as a teacher, and lifelong journey as an artist.
Jacoby Arts Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., late on Thursdays until 8 p.m., and closed on Sundays and Mondays. For more information, visit or call 618-462-5222.

Jacoby Arts Center
627 East Broadway, Alton, IL 62002

SOHA Gallery: Friday, 11 May 2012

Podolsky's "hard work...small treats" - Paintings
Painterly painted paintings painted by painter Podolsky...

OPENING NIGHT Friday, May 11, 6-10pm
Exhibiting through May 30, 2012
Gallery hours Tues-Sat 11-4pm or by appointment

SOHA Studio and Gallery
4915 Macklind Ave
St. Louis MO 63109

Thursday, May 10, 2012

635 Locust: Friday, 11 May 2012

join us this Friday, May 11th, from 5:00-8:00 for the Creative Exchange Lab's inaugural show: Buildings=Energy, a design exhibition originally mounted by the Center for Architecture/AIA New York and now seen exclusively in St. Louis. As an added enticement, Rick Bell, executive director of the Center for Architecture/AIA New York will be joining us at tomorrow night's opening reception, where he will give a brief gallery talk.

635 Locust (northeast corner of Locust & 7th)

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

May Gallery: Friday, 11 May 2012

Raison d'être: Reason to Be

Jennica Abrams, Ashley Armbruster, Max Bouvatte,
Sherry Canono, Rebecca Clark, Colleen Doherty,
Kaitlin Drake, Margaret Gravier, Katherine Lawless,
Emily Manker
, Leslie Meadows, Daniel Movitz,
Emily Rochon, Abigail Schaefer

11 May - 27 July 2012
Opening Reception Friday, 11 May, 5-7 pm

1928 S. 12th St: Friday, 11 May 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012:
7:00pm until 10:00pm
1928 S. 12th Street St. Louis, MO 63104
Mayday for artists! Stop by and see the new and really interesting works from local artists Craig Downs, Cindy Royal, Janiece Senn, Kim Richardson, Marty Ryan, Thomas Culler and Andi Kozak. This is the space formerly known as the Juniper Grill. It is one city block down from the Soulard Art Market. They will be having their Photography Invitational show that night as well, so it will be a fun, art filled night in Soulard. There will be a lot of really interesting works displayed. Keep in mind that this is the perfect opportunity to buy gifts for mothers and friends. There will be eclectic, one of a kind jewelry and hand painted bottles. Complimentary drinks and snacks while they last!

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 18 May 2012

Opening Friday, May 18th
Reception from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles: "Reflections"

Duane Reed Gallery presents the latest work of Sabrina Pohlman and Jenny Knowles. Pohlman and Knowles began their collaboration in 1992. They use a variety of materials in their rich assemblages, including hot-sculpted glass, various metal works, found objects and beads achiveing a fine sense of formal balance. Three notable research field trips had a profound impact on their personal and artistic development: in 1997, they visited Zimbabwe and Botswana; returning to Africa they visited Ghana in 2000; and in 2002 they traveled to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and East Africa to get a wider experience of the entire continent. They gathered creative and emotional inspiration from these travels. These experiences are used to create sculptures that embody mythological stories in glass. Part of the narrative of the object is derived from the artists’ own travels and part by ancient cultures and magic of African life as witnessed by the two artists: “We have a point of origin and balance our elements within that framework. “

Also Opening May 18th
Matthew Paul Isaacson

Please join Duane Reed Gallery as we present the work of Matthew Isaacson. Isaacson will present a one-room installation of colored tile forms of unique patterns and complex constructions that have evolved from past explorations of material cast aside from building assignments.

The current pieces now include colored tile forms that are adhered with high strength epoxy resin. More complexity has been introduced than just the simple parabolic twist. The forms are beginning to open up, finding the voids or negative space to be an important component in the evolution of the work.

“A new and very special installation that has involved several years of contemplative planning consideration of Marcel Duchamp’s, piece Etant donnés: 1° la chute d’eau / 2° le gaz d’éclairage (Given: 1. The Waterfall /2. The Illuminating Gas), 1946-1966. This will be presented as a transition of Phase 4 into Phase 5 of A Grandiose Numerical Equation. I hope that you don’t miss this very special piece that will focus on the mystical shrouded veil of the paradox and the unexplainable phenomena that occurs as one peers deep into the wishing well.” ~Matthew Isaacson

These exhibitions run through Saturday, June 30, 2012

Friday, May 04, 2012

SOHA Gallery: Friday, 4 May 2012

Friday, May 4, from 6-9pm
SOHA Gallery hosts the closing reception of Patricia Vinyard's exhibit
titled REFUGE

Last chance to see bold expressive works on paper and assemblage pieces by
St. Louis' Patricia Vinyard.

*Julie Malone |* artist & owner
*SOHA Studio and Gallery *
4915 Macklind Ave, (at Neosho)
St. Louis MO 63109

314-497-5202 Hours: Tues-Sat 11-4pm

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 4 May 2012

St. Louis Artists' Guild
Collectors Choice XI Opening Party
Friday, May 4, 2012; 6pm–9pm

The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents its eleventh annual Collectors Choice, a beloved event for local artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts. The purchase of one ticket guarantees you an original work of art valued at $250 or more!

Tonight is the OPENING PARTY for Collectors Choice XI! At this opening reception, enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres as guests review artwork donated by local and regional artists. The artwork remains on display in the St. Louis Artists' Guild's galleries until the selection party on May 20. Ticket holders may view the exhibition during this time and create a list of their favorite pieces.

The Opening Party is free and open to the public!

Join us again on May 20, 2012 for the Selection Party, where names of ticket-holders will be called. When your name is called, you can choose one of the available pieces of artwork in the exhibit and take it home with you! One piece of art is guaranteed for each ticket purchased. The May 20th event is for ticket-holders only.

For more information about CCXI, or to purchase a ticket, please visit our website or call 314.727.6266.

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

Drew Henry Salon & Galler: Saturday, 5 May 2012

Drew Henry Salon &  Gallery is one of the many new additions to the up and coming Cherokee Street in St. Louis. The full-service hair salon and art gallery fail to disappoint those praising the rebirth of the historic street. (sic)

 Friends of Friends: A Character Exhibit
Curators: Jacob Berkowitz and Hillary Bird
Exhibit dates: 5.5.12-6.10.12
Join us for an evening of art, music, food, drinks and friends! Interact with people and ponder the personalities of the character based art of many artists & mediums.

Artists include Daniel Burnett, Hillary Bird, Jacob Berkowitz, Jason Spencer, Marcis Curtis, Stan Chisholm, Caitlin Ward.

Stop in's just to view the art are welcome starting at 1 pm  Music and drinks kick off at 6pm

Music by Paul John Fullerton @ 6pm, Michael Franco @ 7pm, Ra Cailum @ 8pm

Drew Henry salon&gallery
2309 Cherokee St.
Just 1 block east off Jefferson

3407 California: Friday, 4 May 2012

Webster University's Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition:
"Marry the Rich Ones"
Friday May 4th, 6pm-10pm

The show will feature the work of graduating seniors:  Justin Bailey, Tom 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 Ave
St. Louis, MO 63118

RAC: Friday, 11 May 2012

The Regional Arts Commission Presents Metro Art Exchange
in collaboration with The Foundry Art Centre
Curated by Angela Fowle

Exhibition Opening: Friday, May 11 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Second Floor

Exhibition continues through August 25
The Regional Arts Commission is pleased to announce Metro Art Exchange, a new initiative designed to give local and regional artists opportunities to display their work. The exhibits are created in collaboration with local arts organizations and run for approximately three months in alternative spaces at the RAC facility. The Foundry is our partner for the second exhibit, curated by Angela Fowle and featuring artists Jie Chen, Ann Croghan, John Dean, Janet Fons, Laura Lloyd, and Patrick Nolan.

Exhibition Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm, Saturday, noon-5 pm.

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

RAC Gallery: Friday, 11 May 2012

The Gallery at The Regional Arts Commission Presents
Music from the heART: From the Thirteen Squared
Curated by Thirteen Squared

Gallery Opening: Friday, May 11 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition continues through June 23

Thirteen Squared, a group of 13 female St. Louis artists who raise funds through art sales to benefit the local arts community, presents two events at RAC:

The 13 works in this mixed media exhibition are for sale via silent auction for the duration of the show.

Celebrate III
Friday, June 22 5:30 - 8:30pm
The Studio at RAC

A rousing mixed media art sale sponsored by Thirteen Squared.  The sale features one hundred 8" x 8" pieces by 100 local female artists.  Each piece sells for $50.  Proceeds go to The Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles.

Gallery Hours Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm, Saturday, noon-5 pm.   Sunday - closed

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, May 03, 2012

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 25 May 2012

Beautiful Blight
May 25th – June 27, 2012
Opening Reception May 25, 4-7pm

The splendid Victorian Era of St. Louis reemerges in the work of local St. Louis artist, Shannon Piwowarczyk. This exhibit will feature a series of hand drawn portraits inspired by imagery from the Gilded Age and the current urban blight of St. Louis.

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

Artwalk: 11 May 2012

May 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Navigate the 1.5-mile Purple Path in Grand Center to experience live music, entertainment, museums and gallery exhibits!

Student Exhibitions  

Grand Center Arts Academy: Student artwork and performers, building tours, and the sounds of The Wire Pilots (featuring GCAA faculty member, Dan Rubright)
Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School Spring Fine Arts Festival:l: Ritter High School Choraliers, dance performances and the Spoken Word Poet Society

Arthur & Helen Baer Visual Arts Gallery at the Centene Center for the Arts: Images from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis PPRC Photography Project Collection

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center: 2012 Artist-in-Residence Exhibition 
New to ArtWalk  
Snippets of St. Lou Fringe: Experience a snapshot of Fringe in anticipation of their first festival in the heart of Grand Center

The Transients at 519 N. Grand - An open format collaborative endeavor that facilitates art-based curatorial projects within vacant commercial and domestic spaces in and around the St. Louis area (at present)
Music in Strauss Park  
Aaron Kamm and the One Drops from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Farshid etniko from 7:30 to 9 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!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 4 May 2012

Twilight Canopy- New Paintings by Jeremy Rabus opens May 4th

We are excited to present one of the region's great abstractionists. Rabus demonstrates what it means to be a painter - thru his graceful economy of composition and nuanced brushwork, he sets the viewer on an aesthetic voyage. Hope you can join us on May 4th from 6pm - 10pm

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Boulevard 63143
314 960-5322