Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kirkwod Art at the Station: Thursday, 2 August 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Art at the Station - Opening Reception
Featured artist - Kathi Bell - mixed media/acrylic

Reception - 5:30 - 7pm
Exhibit runs from July 30 - September 4, 2012

Free and open to the public when the station is open. (Look for cars parked in the volunteer spaces in front of the station - then you know it's open)

William and Florence Schmidt Art Center: Friday, 27 July 2012

Please join us for the opening reception of Jill Rumoshosky Werner & The Thursday Night Drawing Group next Friday, July 27th, from 6-8 p.m.
Exhibition open through August 17th.

Jill Rumoshosky Werner uses quilted elements to create three dimensional "visual dictionaries" in which she defines words and concepts with imagery rather than words. She uses her quilts as raw materials that she alters to convey political or social connotations, industrial connections, or as references to the physical world.

The Thursday Night Drawing Group is a group of artists who meet weekly to drawing the human figure. Drawing, painting, and sculpting from live models, these artists have created a nurturing environment of camaraderie and collaboration open to experiment and exploration.

The Schmidt is free and open to the public. Please note our summer hours are Monday, 9-3, and Tuesday - Friday, 11-5.

William and Florence Schmidt Art Center

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Garland Wines: Thursday, 2 August 2012

Wine Tasting and Art Showing
featuring photography by Dan Dreyfus
August 2
6:00 - 8:00 pm at Garland Wines

Dan Dreyfus, local professional photographer, will be exhibiting images from his series titled Vineyards and Light opening August 2nd at Garland Wines. All images were created in early morning light at Missouri wineries.
Dan's photography ranges form fine art to advertising and has been featured in numerous national and international publications. His first book Reflections of Shaker Spirit won local and national awards. Over the past 25 years, Dan has operated his business, Dreyfus + Associated Photography, Inc. out of a historic building in midtown St. Louis. He also teaches photography at the university level and conducts photo workshops.

Garland Wines
11 South Old Orchard
Webster Groves, MO 63119
314-961-WINE (9463)

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Colisseum: thursday, 16 August 2012

Raw presents: RADIATE
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
Tickets are $10 in advance. $15 at the door.

RAW:natural born artists is a nationwide, independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, and performing art.

RAW's mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists through monthly
showcase events. Join us in celebrating the work of these artists.

RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performances, fashion shows, an art gallery, performance art and a featured hair stylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

RAW events are cocktail attire, so dress the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity!

PERFORMING ARTS Ashleyliane, Vcucina, Oh Shelia!
MAKEUP Dominique
ACCESSORIES Scarlett and Maria, ViviLee Jewelry
PHOTOGRAPHY Joel F. Lester, Alex Kendall, Maggie Gravier
PAINTING Jieun Kim, Annie Flynn, Timothy E. Wagner, seasick art
MIXED MEDIA Mike Turney, Lenard Blair
DRAWING Joanna Hoge, Greta Ramus
PRINTS Damon Davis
SCULPTURE Justin Bailey

The Coliseum
2619 Washington Ave.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

Monday, July 16, 2012

Maryland Heights Government Cente: Thursday, 19 July 2012

Dennis Minner: Urban Exploration Digital Photography
Thursday, July 19 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
June 26 - Aug. 3

After several years of trials and tribulations, Dennis Minner Jr. found his relief and therapy in New York City while doing urban exploration photography. Dennis’ first urbex adventure was at Pilgrim State Asylum on Long Island in New York. “It was incredibly eerie and I was constantly looking over my shoulder. The shadows bounced in and out of rooms and the noises overtook my sense of hearing. I was terrified at times knowing that horrible deaths and torture that had occurred in the very rooms I was walking. Knowing that I was giving something that had become lost and forgotten a second chance also brought me a sense of inner peace. It was a moment of redemption. Redemption for the objects I was shooting and redemption for myself.”

After just a few years, Dennis found himself traveling all over New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania taking in these abandoned locations that many were fearful to enter. “What many saw as haunted or scary, I felt a sense of compassion. I started noticing that many of my photographs were empty chairs. Then the revelation hit me when I saw the green chair at an abandoned girl’s school. I was that chair. I was the one that was lost and forgotten. Then I saw the bright light shining on the chair and remembered I was never alone. It was an amazing moment for me when I realized no matter how scary things looked like on the outside, everything was going to be ok.”

Maryland Heights Government Center
11911 Dorsett
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Gateway Gallery: Friday,20 Julyl 2012

Come share an evening of art and refreshments with the artists and guests of our gallery at the reception next Friday evening, July 20, from 6 to 9PM.

Please join us and visit with our guest artists Don Webb, Linda Wilmes and Greg Kluempers and hear the stories behind their exciting new works on display during our Silhouettes Tell Stories exhibit.

Gateway Gallery
21 North Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105

RAC Gallery: Thursday, 19 July 2012

TRADITION! (as uttered by Zero Mostel in Fiddler on the Roof)
Curated by Buzz Spector

GALLERY TALK on Thursday, July 19
5:30pm Reception, 6:00pm Talk
Exhibition continues through August 18

This exhibition draws on many layers of Jewish culture, from the musical Fiddler on the Roof to the importance of tradition. Sandy Kaplan, Lauren Pressler, Frank Roth, and Barbara Umbogy present work that reveals acutely observed attitudes about life, identity, and community.

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)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Aisle 1 Gallery: Friday, 13 July 2012

Ruben Aguirre’s Between the Overlap and REVISE CMW’s Covering All Grounds
paired solo exhibitions.
Opening Reception July 13, 2012, 7pm – 1am

Ruben Aguirre and REVISE CMW will exhibit new work for their paired solo exhibitions. Ruben Aguirre is best known on Cherokee Street for his mural at Texas Ave., painted in November of 2011, and Revise's artistic approach has stretched far beyond the graffiti standard of producing letters. While in St. Louis, Revise and Ruben will also add to the growing public art landscape of the Cherokee Street area by painting murals near Aisle 1 Gallery, on the concrete wall and storage container in the parking lot behind the National Rent to Own building.

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

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Friday, 13 July 2012






Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2012

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

The 33July exhibit opening features new work by 33 artists, live music, food and drink. (Also with a live demonstration of using a pottery throwing wheel by artist Lynn Robey.) Admission is .free and open to the public at 39 South Old Orchard in Webster Groves.

The 33July exhibit is also open for viewing from Noon to 5pm on Saturday, July 21 through Wednesday, August 1.

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

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 12 August 2012

"[context]Texture” is presented in the Art Saint Louis Main Gallery August 13-October 4, 2012. Concurrent exhibit, “Waiting,” presented in the Art Saint Louis North Gallery.

FREE Opening reception: Saturday, August 12, 2011, 6-8 p.m. (gallery is closed during the day on August 11). Complimentary beverages & appetizers will be available at the reception and are generously provided by our featured artists.

"[context]Texture” was juried by Artists Joe Chesla, Professor of Design & Sculpture, St. Louis Community College, Meramec; and Jo Stealey, Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Artworks featured in this exhibit explore texture, wherein the context of the work is about texture in some way, i.e. physically, conceptually, emotionally, or any other interpretation. With 58 works in this exhibition, the interpretations of this theme are vast & interesting.

108 artists submitted 208 artworks in all media for our jurors’ consideration from which they selected 58 artworks by 44 artists for the exhibit. Media featured in the exhibit includes drawing, collage, digital art, encaustic, fiber art, glass, handmade paper, mixed media, painting, pastel, photography (analog & digital), printmaking, sculpture, and more.

Elizabeth Adams-Marks, Edwardsville, IL; Bob Ahrens, Edwardsville, IL; Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL; Samantha Beaty, Clayton, MO; Bruce Broyles, Alton, IL; Nathan Bursac, St. Charles, MO; Paul Callaway, O’Fallon, MO; Debbie Corson, Kirkwood, MO, Robert Crowe, Webster Groves, MO; Miguel de Aguero, Gray Summit, MO; Maurice Hirsch, Chesterfield, MO;
Jeff Hursey, Belleville, IL; Steve Ingraham, Crestwood, MO; Dennis Dwight Isom, Washington Park, IL; Julie Johnson, Maplewood, MO; Ken Konchel, University City, MO; Greg Kluempers, Florissant, MO; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Rich Lacy, Olivette, MO; Jimmy Liu, Ballwin, MO; Carol Mariott, Wentzville, MO; Rob Millard-Mendez, Evansville, IN; Patrick Nolan, Foristell, MO; Nicole Noronha, Ballwin, MO; Manda Remmen, Glen Carbon, IL; Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO; Megan Rieke, Kirkwood, MO; Luanne Rimel, Webster Groves, MO; Russ Rosener, St. Louis; Annie Scheumbauer, St. Louis; Dawn Marie Schuck, Collinsville, IL; Dan Scott, Columbia, MO; Eunsoon Seo, Carbondale, IL; Shanna Smith, Florissant, MO; Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO; Leandra Spangler, Columbia, MO; Barbie Steps, Richmond Heights, MO; Djuana Tucker, Granite City, IL; Steve Turner, St. Louis; William Turner, St. Louis; Russell Vanecek, Swansea, IL; Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL; Thomas Yanko, St. Louis; Barbara Zucker, St. Louis.

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 July 27 through 6 p.m. August 11).

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.

Crossroads Hospice: Friday, 27 July 2012

Crossroads Hospice of St. Louis Presents “The Gift of Giving Through The Art of Living”

Friday, July 27th, 2012, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Show runs through Oct 19th 2012. Viewing work other than the art opening will be by appointment only.

Please join us on Friday, July 27, 2012 for an evening filled with fun and celebration and shared among the many friends of Crossroads Hospice. You will learn more about why you can expect MORE from us. We will celebrate with several local artists and enjoy light refreshments, music and fellowship.

The “Art of Living” shows are respectfully dedicated to Crossroad’s patients and families, and shared with friends, old and new. We are honored to present the work of: P.J. Brewer-Cummings, Dan Brown, Dave Cloud, Toni Disano, Tim DuBan, Jeannine Johnston, Julie Heller-Rosenfeld, Sandra Illian, Dr. Bernado Loitman, Judy Lubben, Bill Lubben, Ginger Newell-Fremont, Carolean Pepmiller, Ruth Reese, P. Robert Herbig, Connie Saville, Erika Ruth, Barbara Stefaniak and Susan Zimmerman

Music by Harpist Amy Camie

2380 Schuetz Rd
St. Louis, MO 63146

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Let Them Eat Art: Friday, 13 July 2012

Let Them Eat Art is Friday, July 13th from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in historic downtown Maplewood.

The heart of the festivities is of course, the art, brought to us this year by Cultural Festivals. We are thrilled to be bringing to you a diverse group of talented artists and artisans from around the region. We are also bringing a wonderful group of performers that evening.

Find out more:

S. Carmody Photography: Friday,13 July 2012

This Friday from 6-11PM, join us for the opening reception of "Losing Reality" during the Maplewood "Let Them Eat Art Festival."

Ellen Jantzen's images explore alternate states of reality and the nature of personal loss. The series was inspired by experiences caring for an aged parent with 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." Her series depicts how a person adapts to losses and how the body, mind and spirit are absorbed and transformed by that loss.

The opening will concur with the Let Them Eat Art Festival, Maplewood's tribute to Bastille Day. The event will feature live music and art demonstrations, performance artists, dog costume contest and more.

S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143

Monday, July 09, 2012

Grafica Fine Arts: Friday, 27 July 2012

Friday, July 06, 2012

Syndicate Building: Saturday, 14 July 2012

Some Like It Hot, the exhibit.

Opening reception, Saturday, July 14, 6-9pm, also during
The Washington Ave Art ...Walk, Thursday, July 19, 4-9pm
and also during the Contemporary Museum's City Wide Open Studios Sunday, July 28, 10am-4pm.

Stop by, view some cool art, talk with some cool artist, buy some cool art, talk about cool art, have a cool time, look cool, be cool, it will be COOL. 31 cool St. Louis area visual artists.

If you miss any of the above dates exhibit can be viewed by appointment.

The cast: Meghan White, Jenny Guss, Jim Trotter, Kathe Cameron, Devin Rojas, Michael Honerkamp, Stevve Ingraham, Ryan Strong, Terry Pierson, Mark Swain, Jim Shank, Robin Lewis, Brittany Boynton, Eric Hildebrand, Kathy McElroy, Paul Williams, Christian Ethridge, Margaret Nicholson, Marlene DiFiori Locke, Glen Phelps, Mark Szwabo, Justin Bailey, Joyce Trotter, Joel Ray, Aurianna Salem, Diane DeVaughn, Zack Drier, Baliey Davenport, Debbie Corson, Paul LaFlam, Connie LaFlam

Parking in 9th Street Garage, entrance off Olive between Syndicate and Schnuck's Culinaria. Two hrs free parking with any purchase, no matter how small, you will get a voucher for parking.

Contemporary Night Out: 2 august 2012

Contemporary Night Out
August 2, 2012 6:00-9:00 pm

Are you curious about contemporary art? Do you ever wish you could learn more about contemporary art in a relaxed and friendly way? Then plan on attending the Contemporary Night Out. This event, hosted by the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University, the Contemporary Art Museum, and The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, is an evening of short, informative programs focused on contemporary art.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (galleries open until 7pm)
Wine and cheese reception from 5:30–6:30pm.

6pm, How to Look at Contemporary Art: This 15-20 minute program hosted by Allison Taylor, manager of education programs at the Kemper Art Museum, and Tuan Nguyen, education manager at the Contemporary Art Museum, will give insight on how to approach and make meaning of contemporary art.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (galleries open until 9pm)
Food trucks on Washington Boulevard in front of CAM from 7–9pm.

7pm, Current Trends in Contemporary Art: This 15-20 minute program hosted by Dominic Molon, chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum, and Meredith Malone, associate curator at the Kemper Art Museum, will explore current trends and future directions in contemporary art.

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (galleries open until 9pm)
Desserts served on the shared CAM/Pulitzer courtyard from 7:30–8:30pm.

8pm, The Artist as Curator: This 15-20 minute program will explore the unique vision of an artist as curator. Emily Rauh Pulitzer will discuss the curatorial work of artist Gedi Sibony in the Pulitzer's current exhibition, In the Still Epiphany. She will discuss the exhibition in light of how it relates to Sibony's work as an artist, and how his methods differ from traditional curatorial practice.

REGISTER NOW: This event is free, but we ask that you register online at or with Allison Taylor, manager of education programs at the Kemper Art Museum. Allison can be reached at 314.935.7918 or

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Aisle 1 Gallery: Friday, 6 July 2012

The Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer are here. So we’ve a planned Stray Rescue event! Water bowls, free puppy food and treats for humans and dogs will be available. Mingle on Friday, July 6 during the Opening Reception to meet artist, Victoria Schultz. Dogs are welcome too! On Saturday, July 7, St. Louis Stray Rescue will be hosting an adoption event. Rescue your future best friend, shop the Bark Boutique or commission a portrait of your own pets.

Opening Reception Friday, July 6, 2012 : 7 – 11 pm
Well behaved dogs welcome!

Saturday, July 7, Noon – 4 pm
Stray Rescue event! Pick up your Free Puppy Food and enjoy treats for all species.

View the exhibition July 7, Noon–4 pm.

2627 Cherokee Street (@ Texas),
St. Louis, MO 63118
just one block west of Jefferson Ave.

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

Susan Taylor Glasgow: The Communal Nest
July 20, 2011 – August 26, 2012 / Opening Reception: Friday, July 20, 6 – 8pm

Susan Taylor Glasgow meticulously constructs her 10 foot wide nest from more than 500 hundred glass twigs interwoven with real branches. A solitary metal chair with a glass pillow rests in the center, and broken shards of glass cover the floor, creating what Glasgow terms a “barrier from reality.”

Glasgow’s early career as a seamstress has come full circle to influence her artwork technically and conceptually. Whereas she once stitched with fabric and thread, Glasgow now slumps, arranges, and sews glass with a technique that is all her own. “Armed with finely honed homemaking skills gone awry, my work exercises the motions and notions of the feminine ideal, but in a contrary material, offering conflicting messages of comfort and expectation,” explains Glasgow.

Paying homage to the feminine nesting instinct is only one aspect of The Communal Nest. During the initial creation of The Communal Nest at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, Glasgow worked with a group of women from the Bethlehem Haven Women’s Shelter of Pittsburgh. They crushed up glass and cast glass twigs that were incorporated into the nest. Profoundly affected by meeting these women, who bore both the physical and emotional scars of their experiences, the nest has also come to symbolize friendship for Glasgow.

The exhibition will also include six sewn glass pieces that were inspired by Glasgow’s experiences with the women from the shelter.

Open Call for Twigs
To contribute to the nest, drop off or send clear, colorless glass twigs less than 20 inches to CA in the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand, St. Louis, MO 63103 by July 18th. For instructions on how to create a glass twig, visit

Watch the Installation
CA invites the St. Louis community to watch Glasgow and her crew install The Communal Nest on Thursday, July 19th from 10am to 3pm.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 12-6pm; Friday, 11am-6pm; Sunday, 12-5pm

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand
St. Louis, MO 63103

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Phantom: Thursday, 19 July 2012

GIRLS GONE WILD: Contemporary Women's Graffiti Exposed!
July 20 - September 2 2012
OPEN HOUSE FREE PREVIEW Thursday 19 July 6-10pm music by super conductor

PHANTOM gallery is pleased to present the first national showcase of contemporary American women’s graffiti and street art, featuring work by some of the leading players in this growing art movement, including New York based Lady AIKO and Indie 184, Becca Midwood (Austin, TX), Jules Muck (L.A.), and members of the West Coast collective Few And Far.

Entry to the opening night reception, to be held Thursday, 19 July from 6-10pm, in conjunction with the (third Thursday) monthly Downtown Artwalk is free to the public, 18 and over.

Exhibitions run thru September 2. Regular gallery hours are Tue-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-11, Sun 12-5. All works are for sale.

1300 Washington Ave
St Louis MO 63103

Monday, July 02, 2012

SOHA Gallery: Friday, 13 July 2012

FOREST PARK 1969 | Dennis Staffne | SOHA Gallery
July 6 - 26 | Reception July 13 6-10pm

In 1969 Dennis Staffne purchased his first serious camera, a Nikon F. In the summer of that year (prior to taking any photography classes) he set out to photograph and explore his hometown of St. Louis, more specifically, Forest Park. Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company performed a free concert in Forest Park at the old World’s Fair Pavilion on August 10, 1968. This event inspired local bands to provide free concerts at this same location, especially in the following summer. By 1969, the pavilion was a popular gathering spot on every summer weekend. Dennis captured dynamic and thoughtful images from this time in our city's history. We hope you will come take a look at these nostalgic images.

Reception with the Artist is on July 13, 6-10pm (open to the public)
Doors open to the exhibit July 6 through July 26
Artist Talk with Dennis July 19, 7-9pm
Gallery Hours: 11-4pm Tuesday - Saturday

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

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 14 September 2012

September 14th through October 13th
Opening Reception September 14th from 5-8 p.m.

Steven Young Lee is rooted in both functional and sculptural ceramics. His current work examines cultural references and how individuals draw realities based on experiences and environment. Through his sculpture and vessels, he challenges preconceptions of style, form, symbolism, superstitions and identity.

September 14th through October 13th
Opening Reception September 14th from 5-8 p.m.

"My work in ceramics and mixed media collage revolves primarily around issues of family and my Asian-American background.
Cultural marginality and blending, tradition and Westernization, language and translation are key elements in my work.
Since the birth of my son in 1987, I have been drawing inspiration from major events in my family’s history, the day-to-day
challenges of parenting, and my own childhood memories of being raised in a minority culture in the United States. I also
enjoy investigating, celebrating and sometimes satirizing traditional Asian aesthetics, including calligraphy, origami, scrolls,
Socialist Realist artwork, Chinese souvenirs and toys, the game of mahjong, as well as Ming and Tang dynasty ceramics."

September 14th through October 13th
Opening Reception September 14th from 5-8 p.m.

“The paintings I create are a documentation of memory and the painting process. Not unlike dioramas, the pictures function
as windows into an imagined world and should be understood as suggestions of places, experiences and responses to the
art that inspires me. The images evolve in layers our of various states. As forms coalesce, I guide the picture towards an
abstracted sense of place. The idea of landscape dominates these images, but the perspective is not necessarily fixed,
as they are open to interpretation.”

The exhibitions will run through October 13th. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108
F. 314.361.4102