Friday, August 31, 2012

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 8 September 2012

Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 6 September 2012

Please join us next Thursday, September 6th, from 6-8pm, for the opening of the following exhibitions:

Khara Koffel, every after has a before
Khara Koffel's conceptual work is a process of recollection in which she creates objects that retain familiar images that not only relate to her own life, but to those of the viewer. Her sculptures are visual stimuli that reflect personal stories, ideas, and memories; yet, they are vague enough to apply to a more collective past.

Neil Jussila, Musings on a Pictograph Site in South Central Montana
Neil Jussila's artwork is suggestive of landscape paintings, formed by composing color, edge, and line until, as he states, "there is a very special presence that is spiritually resonating." From creation to exhibition, his paintings are a meditation on the delight in being, which comes from Neil's own near-death experience.

Dreams of the Tire Factory: Photographs by Michael Schoenewies and works by Peat "EYEZ" Wollaeger
Michael Schoenewies' vibrant photographs showcase the art of St. Louis street artist Peat "EYEZ" Wollaeger's art installation at the old Tire Factory in St. Louis before it's demolition.

Exhibitions open through October 12th.

William and Florence Schmidt Art Center

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Gallery 210: Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Walter Klingenbeck was 19 years old when he was executed by the Nazis. His crime was painting the V for Victory sign of the Allies on street signs and mailboxes. Gertrud Liebig was 17 when she was sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp for two years for reading newspapers and pamphlets forbidden by the Nazis.

Their stories and those of other young Germans who resisted Hitler’s National Socialism from 1933 to 1945 will be the subject of the exhibition “Es lebe die Freiheit!” (Long Live Freedom!), which will make its American debut this September at Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

The exhibit consists of 25 large panels, peppered with pictures, documents and some of the resisters’ own words.While some of these accounts have been previously documented, many of these stories are being told here for the first time. The exhibit takes its name from a well-documented Nazi atrocity. “Long Live Freedom!” were the last words uttered by Hans Scholl before the Nazis executed him in 1942 for being part of the resistance group White Rose.

"These are important stories to tell and many of these young activists paid for their civil courage with their lives,” said Larry Marsh, coordinator of the German Culture Center at UMSL, one of the sponsors of the exhibit. “Swimming against the stream, taking a stand against injustice is done at great risk, especially in authoritarian and totalitarian societies. These young people continue to be an example for us all."

The exhibition has been shown in many German schools and other institutions. It was created in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2011 by the Research Institute for the Study of German Resistance 1933-1945.

The exhibit will open Sept. 19 and run through Oct. 18. An opening reception will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Gallery 210. Creators of the panel display will be in attendance. The event is free and open to the public.

Gateway Gallery: Friday, 7 September 2012

Come share an evening of art and refreshments during the St. Louis Art Fair with the artists and guests of our gallery at the reception next Friday evening, September 7, from 6 to 9 PM.

Please join us and visit with our guest artists Michael Anderson, Garry McMichael, Jim Irwin, and Diane Tessman and hear the stories behind their exciting new works on display during our Artist Driven exhibit.

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

Gateway Gallery
21 North Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 8 September 2012

B. Wurtz
September 8 – October 20, 2012

Opening reception Saturday evening September 8, 6-8 PM
Public conversation with the artist Sunday morning September 9, 11 AM

White Flag Projects is pleased to inaugurate its seventh season of exhibitions with B. Wurtz, an exhibition surveying the artist's work from 1970 to the present. The exhibition will open with a public reception Saturday evening, September 8 from 6 to 8 PM, and will remain on view through October 20, 2012. A public conversation with the artist will take place Sunday morning September 9 at 11 AM.

B. Wurtz's understated sculptures formalize banal articles of daily life, rendering unlikely expressive value from an austere vocabulary of found materials. Wurtz eschews the transformative artistic gesture, achieving a heightened awareness of the everyday by emphasizing each element's essential nature, investing his assemblies with equal measures of profundity and wit.

4568 Manchester Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110

Contemporary Art Museum: Friday, 7 September 2012

Opening Night Friday, September 7, 201
Public Reception: 7:00–9:00 pm

Artists' Talk: Leslie Hewitt and Rosa Barba
Saturday, September 8, 2012, Breakfast: 10:00 am

For more exhibition information, visit

Rosa Barba: Desert­Performed
(through December 30)

Jonathan Horowitz: Your Land/My Land: Election ‘12
(through November 11)

Front Room
Lauren Adams: Hoard
(through October 14)

New Hours 11-6 Wed / 11-9 Thu & Fri / 10-5 Sat & Sun

3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kirkwood Train Station: Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Please join us Wednesday, September 5th as we welcome Greg Kluempers who will be exhibiting his photography at the Kirkwood Train Station. The opening reception will be from 5:30 to 7 pm. Wednesday, Sept 5.

Greg's work will be on display from September 4 - October 1, 2012. Art may be viewed when the station is open for passengers. (hint - if there is a car in front of the station, parked in the volunteer spot, the station is probably open)

110 West Argonne Drive
Kirkwood, MO, 63122

Duane Reed Gallery: Thursday, 13 September 2012

Brian D. Smith: "Presence and Recollection

Opening Thursday, September 13th
Reception from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Brian D. Smith's exhibition explores themes of memory, process and the suggestion of place. Bold shapes and colors predominate the inventive compositional devices of Smith's paintings. The relationships of these parts set the emotional tone of each work while the sensuous qualities of paint and their application result in a powerful and dazzling array of optical effects. Utilizing his responses to nature and his appreciation for the history of painting, Smith's art evokes a dream like world that is both conspicuous and abstract.

“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.”

Also Opening September 13th

Steven Young Lee and Beth Lo

Steven Young Lee 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.

"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."

These exhibitions run through Saturday, October 13, 2012.

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Florissant Valley Contemporary Art Gallery: Thursday, 6 September 2012

Home - space, place, memory
the work of Beverly Buchanan

August 20 - October 11, 2012
Reception: Thursday, September 6, 6-8pm

Beverly Buchanan is an African American women artist who explores Southern vernacular architecture in her Art.

Of her work, Buchanan states 'remembering the look and feel of structures has been a strong focus in my drawings and sculptures. My visions and interest shifted to the reality of current places and their surrounding landscape. The house and its yard and the road behind and across. Capturing the essence and something of the look and feel of now versus then is not easy. I want to continue to develop this idea now of memory versus reality.'

Gallery hours: M-TH 10:00am-4:00pm; F/Sat 10:00am-3:00pm

Florissant Valley Contemporary Art Gallery
STLCC - Florissant Valley, IR111
3400 Pershall Road
St. Louis, MO 63135
(314) 513-4861

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center: Friday, 7 September 2012

September 7, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6 – 8 pm

This exhibition features the work of Michael Dale Bernard, Daniel DiCaprio, Iris Eichenberg, Sharon Massey, Bruce Metcalf, Seth Papac, and Maria Phillips. CLASP is curated by Robert Longyear.

CLASP is about making connections. The application of a clasp is a method of bringing artistic concerns to the body as jewelry, while also serving as a conceptual device that connects the individual artists’ differing approaches to making. Longyear describes the exhibition as a “collection of works that define the body as our most intimate of landscapes, while at the same time addressing our collective cultural terrain.” The artists in CLASP bring a fresh look and energy to nontraditional and contemporary materials. Their work establishes an intimate relationship with the body as integrated form that moves and exists in space.

“Metals + Hype + Freshness!” is Michael Dale Bernard’s working motto. His creations include wearable art pieces and small sculpture that draw on the imagery and tools of urban street artists and the language of metal artists working in an architectonic style.

Daniel DiCaprio creates amorphous shapes that reference biological, plant or animal anatomy, while exploring methods of cultural communication and personal adaption.

Narrative is a key component in Iris Eichenberg’s process as she collects objects, piles them up, takes them down, allowing the pieces to converse with each other. She describes her work as, “Fusing and melting the ugly and the beautiful, merging the seductive and the repulsive, just to reach the moment of what is, after all, a form of beauty.”

Sharon Massey finds beauty in rusted steel, peeling paint, and faded fabric—images in a state of decay that suggest layers of history and personal stories. Her jewelry attempts to capture that beauty in an object can be possessed and worn by the viewer.

A skilled metalsmither, Bruce Metcalf creates jewelry in the American Studio Crafts tradition. He is also a well-known critic, writer and speaker on the philosophical and critical considerations of craft.

Seth Papac’s interest in jewelry centers around using the body as a site for art. He states, “Placed on this site jewelry acts as a personal signifier of taste, attitude, belief and history.”

Maria Phillips’ work focuses on themes of time and the aging process. She fabricates forms that incorporate non-precious metals with natural and found objects as well as elements based on industrial and anatomical forms.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, 12 – 6 pm, Friday 11 am – 6 pm, Sunday, 12 – 5 pm.

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

RAC Gallery: Friday, 7 Septembert 2012

The Regional Arts Commission Presents Metro Art Exchange
in collaboration with Belas Artes Gallery
Curated by Ciléia Miranda-Yuen

Exhibition Opening: Friday, September 7 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Second Floor
Exhibition continues through December 15

The Regional Arts Commission created Metro Art Exchange, a collaboration with local arts organizations, which gives local artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in special shows. "Metro Art Exchange - Belas Artes Gallery" features six local Hispanic artists, Carolina Mingo, Noemi Oyarzabal, Fabio Rodríguez, Leticia Seitz, Gabriela Toujas, and Norma West, and will run during Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - October 15). Belas Artes is a gallery located at 1854 Russell Blvd. that holds themed exhibitions of international and local art, as well as multicultural festivals of music, dance, and poetry. (NOTE: "Metro Art Exchange - Belas Artes" opens in conjunction with the exhibit at The Gallery at RAC entitled "Paper: A Group Exhibition.")

Exhibition Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Saturday, noon - 5:00 p.m.

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)

Monday, August 27, 2012

RAC Gallery: Friday, 7 Septembert 2012

The Gallery at The Regional Arts Commission Presents
Paper: A Group Exhibition
Curated by Ahzad Bogosian

Gallery Opening: Friday, September 7 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Exhibition continues through October 20

We might take paper for granted today, but over the last 2,000 years it has served as a vital element in the creation of art. This exhibition features works on paper by 14 artists who recognize the beauty and significance of paper in a historical and contemporary context.91 from the series Ancestors of Summer by Carol Hodson

Opening Reception: Friday, September 7: 5:30-7:30 pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, October 4, Reception at 5:30 p.m., Talk at 6:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Saturday, noon - 5:00 p.m. 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)

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 12 October 2012

Good Citizen invites you to Drawing In Between, an exhibition of work by Ron Fonda.

October 12 - November 10
Opening Reception, Friday October 12, 6 - 10 PM

Ron Fondaw searches for an unseen truth through fleeting and fragile processes. For Drawing In Between, he will employ a variety of mediums that reveal these processes. Investigations in materials in the form of assemblages, drawings, and larger installations will engage the space and viewer. For Fondaw, "art is the encounter of the mind with materials". The results will provide encounters of contemplation and understanding.

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

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kuehner Gallery: Friday, 12 October 2012

"Mississippi Headwaters: Cohasset" by Quinta Dunn Scott
Quinta Dunn Scott, a writer and photographer, will display photographs from four projects that
focus on places near where she lives in Waterloo, Illinois. The exhibit will be on display in the
Kuehner Gallery from August 27 through October 15.

Artist's Closing Reception Friday, October 12 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Scott’s large-scale projects focus on compositional themes that allow her the freedom to explore
the fall of light and color on the landscape. A self-described landscape historian, she has
documented the changing and sometimes disappearing landscape (both natural and built) of the
places she photographs. Subjects range from the Eads Bridge to the motels, gas stations and
cafés that served travelers on U.S. Highway 66 to the wetlands created by the Mississippi River.
Scott co-authored Route 66: The Highway and Its People, published in 1988, and she published
Along Route 66: The Architecture of America’s Highway in 2000 and The Mississippi in 2010.

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public.

The Kuehner Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
Ladue, MO

RAC Gallery: Friday, 31 August 2012

I Am Art, the live art/photography exhibition is back with its second installment, I Am Art Too. The show will feature music, photography, live body painting, spoken word, b-boy and hip-hop dance and a mini-runway show where entertainment and art collide. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local non-profit, Urban Canvas Network.

7-11pm $5
Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112

Craft Alliance in the Delma Loop: Friday, 24 August 2012

Without Boundaries: Transformations in American Craft
Evolution of Craft spans traditional media, video, and new materials

Opening Reception: Friday, August 24, 2012; 6 ­ 8pm
Exhibition Dates: August 24 ­ October 21, 2012

Without Boundaries: Transformations in American Craft presents a selection of contemporary artists who have been working in craft materials over a span of twenty-five years. Their dedication to their art has not only persevered through our ever changing cultural climate, but continues to be passionate, relevant and powerful today. This exhibition is curated by Lynn
Friedman Hamilton, a former gallery director and independent curator. Lynn Friedman Hamilton designed an exhibition that speaks to the materials used in contemporary art today and that investigates how the artists’ work has evolved and adapted over the years.

Without Boundaries was inspired by the 1986 exhibition Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical, curated by Paul J. Smith at the American Craft Museum. Celebrating the art of the handmade in the1980s, this landmark exhibition demonstrated the shift in the word craft. Paul J. Smith stated, “Modern industrialized society eliminates the need to make essentials for living by
hand. As a result craft has transcended its traditional role and meaning.” Craft was being reinvented and Smith discussed craft in four ways: the object as a statement, an object made for use, the object as a vessel, and the object as personal adornment. Poetry of the Physical presented a variety of artists who worked in all craft media and who were, at that time, on the forefront of the art scene.

The word craft continues to evolve in the 21st century, and so do the artists who work in the craft media. For Without Boundaries, Lynn Friedman Hamilton selected work by following up with the artists who participated 25 years ago in Poetry of the Physical. What she found was that the artists and their art have taken some interesting turns and adaptations. Without Boundaries again redefines craft by including work in craft materials in combination with materials considered unconventional for craft, including video.

Artists include John Babcock, Martha Banyas, Mary Bero, Sonja Blomdahl, Jon Brooks, Sharon Church, Nancy Crow, Val M. Cushing, Arline Fisch, Cliff Garten, Henry Halem, Tim Harding, William Harper, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Patricia Hickman, Jan Holcomb, Michael James, Margie Jervis, Glenn Kaufman, Ray King, Gerhardt Knodel, Jane Lackey, Tom Lundberg, Eleanor Moty, Nance O'Banion, Gretchen K. Raber, Amy Roberts Chamberlain, Mary Ann Scherr, Marjorie Schick, Sylvia Seventy, Helen Shirk, Sherri Smith, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, Rachelle Thiewes, Bill Underhill, Patti Warasina, and Paula Colton Winokur.

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

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Thursday, 6 September 2012

Gary Passanise: Untitled
September 6 - October 4, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, 2012, 6pm-8pm

Gary Passanise is the Sicilian godfather of the St Louis art scene. Recently he’s distracted himself with some shelves built from odds and ends in his studio. They are full of trap doors and false bottoms, alternately looking like ziggurats or stacked books. When Isolation Room went to select a work at his studio, Gary mentioned Fra Angelico’s Convento di San Marco version of The Annunciation. Apparently if you mentally remove the holy figures from the ground, this leaves you with the famously luminous negative space depicting Mary’s empty bedroom (which is a spooky copy of the selfsame monk’s cell the work is painted in) … and that’s ultimately what Gary is trying to do in every abstraction he makes—represent the un-representable. While we are not attempting to recreate Angelico’s religious fresco, hopefully the space is charged with the same uncanny weirdness. Hours: By appointment only.

ST. LOUIS MO 63116

Monday, August 20, 2012

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 24 August 2012

White Cloud Lament, a solo exhibition of new monoprints by Kim Wardenburg, opens this Friday, August 24th at the St. Louis Artists Guild.

Opening reception from 6-9 pm.

St. Louis Artists' Guild
Two Oak Knoll Park
Clayton, MO 63105
Gallery: 314-727-6266
Office: 314-727-9599

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 24 August 2012

"The Universe" from the Scivias Codex of Hildegard of Binger, c. 1151.
"Measuring the Universe for Roman"
Friday, Aug. 24 - Sept. 4
Opening reception: Friday, Aug. 24 from 6-8 p.m.

"Measuring the Universe for Roman" is interactive/participatory installation.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
Visual Arts Studio, Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 31 August 2012

Biotextural Landscapes
Craig Wedderspoon
August 31 - September 29
Opening Reception, Friday August 31 6 - 10 PM

Good Citizen is pleased to present Craig Wedderspoon: Biotextural Landscapes. Craig Wedderspoon's work focuses on the examination of the intrigue of process and the potential of material to communicate thought in the expression of visual philosophy. The visual stimuli constantly present in the world ignite tangible curiosities and help Wedderspoon to define his formal choices as he immerses himself into the process of making. As a sculptor, Craig specializes in metal and wood fabrication, and works in a variety of scales for both indoor and outdoor, permanent and temporary installations and exhibitions.

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

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

Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 6 September 2012

Dreams of the Tire Factory: Photographs by Michael Schoenewies and reclaimed painted items by Peat “Eyez” Wollaeger

September 6 – October 12, 2012
FREE public opening reception on Thursday, September 6, from 6-8 pm

Dreams of the Tire Factory: Photographs by Michael Schoenewies and works by Peat “Eyez” Wollaeger is an exhibition at the Schmidt Art Center in Belleville, IL.

Peat was invited to paint the Tire Factory for a fundraising event before it was torn down in November 2011 for a planned expansion of the City Academy. Peat, and his small team of street/graffiti artists painted the building inside. Around the same time he met Michael Schoenewies through the brand new social photo network Instagram and invited him (Atomicplayboy) to document the process.

The show features photographs by Michael Schoenewies as well as a few of the remaining pieces from the Tire Factory that were painted by Peat. The show is a look back at the Tire Factory before it became another building that’s been demolished in St. Louis.

There will be two concurrent shows by Khara Koffel and Neil Jussila.

For more information, please visit -

Gallery 210: Thursday, 6 September 2012

Exposure 15
Re-Domestic: Gina Alvarez, Heather Corley, and Deb Douglas
August 23-September 29, 2012

The exhibition "Re-domestic" subverts traditional gender roles by employing art-making activities that filter domestic craft and high art through contemporary feminist theories and conceptual art practices. The pieces in the exhibition exploit to greater or lesser degrees the paradoxical experience of attraction and repulsion and reveal the transcendent experience of that can result from repetitive activity. They are all concerned with beauty. The works by Gina Alvarez, Heather Corley and Deb Doublas connect us to a history of skilled production and feeling, touching on the nostalgia of loss or absence, of filling a need for something to which there is no longer a lived connection.

The reception for Exposure 15 will be held September 6 from 5:30 PM through 7:30 PM. The Exposure 15 reception is held in conjunction with the opening of the UMSL Fine Art Faculty Jubilee Exhibition in Gallery B, Michael Gitlin: Dust Studies in Gallery C, and Arny Nadler's outdoor sculpture, "Whelm".

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Gallery: (314) 516-5976/ Office: (314) 516-5952

Friday, August 17, 2012

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday, 18 August 2012







Thursday, August 16, 2012

Jacoby Arts Center: Friday,24 August 2012

Jacoby Arts Center’s next featured exhibition in the main gallery, A Group Show: Rural Minds Inspiring Design, opens on Friday, August 24 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and runs through Saturday, September 29, 2012. Featuring the works of artists Christopher Brennan, Ben Cohan, and David Linneweh, the exhibit’s influence of rural living is interpreted very uniquely through the eyes of each of these artists. A gallery talk, where the artists share the stories behind their works, will be held on Thursday, September 13 at 7 p.m. The opening reception, exhibition, and gallery talk are all free and open to the public.

Christopher Brennan states that the act of painting provides an opportunity to delve into one’s subconscious. Whether an image is derived from direct observation or entirely from the imagination, there are forces at work that immerse the painter in a silent internal dialogue between the seen and the unseen, the deliberate and the intuitive, the tangible and the ethereal.
Brennan’s work attempts to embrace these dichotomies through the manipulation of observed elements of rather mundane daily experience with the amorphous needs of the painting. While he typically begin with a variety of photos and sketches of the built environment as source material, his painting process usually involves a significant reorganization of these components, a process that seems to be purely intuitive and which often results in an image that is at once “real” and imagined.

Ben Cohan’s work “Rurality” is an ongoing body of work that presents the viewer with visual miscues by reorganizing physical space into the two-dimensional place of the painting. Due to a concerted effort to oppose & distort the conventions of actual space (linear perspective, vanishing points, horizon lines, atmosphere, directional light, etc.) these works present the viewer with a shift in perception. The readability of the image teeters between abstraction & realism, allowing the surface to be gazed at and not through.

The work of David Linneweh is a perfect example of the mind’s ability to fill in the gaps of an untold story. The story is all too familiar to us because it is in all of our memories. In fact, it is our past, present, and future. Linneweh carefully renders architectural landscapes on bare wood supports. The materials Linneweh chooses for his work even suggests the cycle of our ever-changing environment. A type of chronology is present within these bodies of work. “It is from these pieces that we can share dialogue regarding the relationships we have within our communities and the landscape we inhabit,” says Linneweh. When viewing the work you get an overwhelming feeling that you have seen these places before but can never see them again. The buildings have come down faster than they went up and the place where we all once were can never be visited again.

Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., late on Thursdays until 8 p.m., and closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Jacoby Arts Center
627 East Broadway
Alton, Illinois

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tavern of Fine Arts: Saturday, 8 September 2012

September 1-November 30, 2012
Public Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 7-9pm

Members of WaxCentric: AdrianAquilino, Junko Eccles, Susan L'Engle, Sheri Goldsmith, Cathryne Loos, Virginia Dragschutz, Keith Kavanaugh, Sandy Kolde, Nikki May, Mary Nasser, Mary Beth Shaw, Lisa Sisley-Blinn, Julie Snidle, Stella Spalt, Mark Witzling, Kay Wood.

WaxCentric is an interest group for artists using a wax medium in theirwork. Membership is free. Please join us!

Daniel Fishback Featured Artist Show & Opening Reception, Saturday, September 8, 7-9pm.

Tavern of Fine Arts
313 Belt Avenue
St. Louis, MO. 63112
Central West End

Northwest Coffee: Friday, 17 August 2012

Planning your art rounds this Friday (17th)...stop by Northwest Coffee from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to see the colorful, energetic paintings by Roshani. Have a free coffee or wine. Open to the public.

Contemporary Art Museum: Friday, 7 September 2012

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) is pleased to announce its Fall 2012 season featuring three exhibitions — Leslie Hewitt: Sudden Glare of the Sun, Rosa Barba: Desert – Performed, and Jonathan Horowitz: My Land/Your Land: Election ‘12, opening on Friday, September 7, 2012.

Opening Night Public Reception
Friday, September 7, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Cash bar. Food truck on site.
Artists’ Talk: Leslie Hewitt and Rosa Barba
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Complimentary coffee and baked goods.

Hewitt’s sculptural photography, for example, features key visual references that allude to the ongoing influence of politically important historic events, while Barba’s film-sculptures focus on neglected or hidden sites that question how land and space are utilized, and to what ends. Horowitz’s My Land/ Your Land: Election ’12, on the other hand, demonstrates how artists more literally and actively incorporate political content in their work by directly engaging their viewers.

Leslie Hewitt: Sudden Glare of the Sun

September 7 – December 30, 2012

A Series of Projections is comprised of 12 black-and-white photographs in which imagery sourced from the Corbis archive is interlaced with fragmentary images of domestic interiors. The result is a counterpoint between the generally historical and the specifically personal. Hewitt’s process of citation and re-presentation prompts us to question the power over imagery
and knowledge that companies like Corbis possess in licensing the rights to millions of photographs, footage, and other visual media. The emphasis on seemingly insignificant phenomena in A Series of Projections further suggests how even documented history comprises eventful, as well as uneventful, moments.

Blue Skies, Warm Sunlight features seven photographs of varying arrangements of objects, books, and snapshots. Six of the images are framed within box-like structures that lean against the wall — a signature presentational format that allows the works to function simultaneously as photography and sculpture. The items Hewitt depicts are both anonymous — a wood board — and specific to a time and place — the 1969 book The Politics of Protest, which is a study of the socio-political climate surrounding the American anti-war and civil rights protests. Snapshots featuring the kind of atmospheric conditions described in the series’ title, blue skies and warm sunlight, fall somewhere in-between, representing phenomena experienced by all but in different ways, places, and times. Hewitt’s subtle rearrangement of these elements from picture to picture prompts the viewer to experience the images spatially and pictorially, suggesting how the personal and the political are forever changing yet interconnected. Leslie Hewit: Sudden Glare of the Sun is curated by Dominic Molon, Chief Curator.

Rosa Barba: Desert – Performed

September 7 – December 30, 2012

Rosa Barba’s installations and sculptures use the basic elements of film — celluloid, projection, light, and sound — to create historical narratives and examinations of geographical locations that heighten our awareness of film’s material properties. The central work in the exhibition is the The Long Road (2010), a 35mm film shot at an abandoned racetrack in the Mojave Desert. The work contemplates the passage of time as the track is gradually absorbed back into its dusty environment. The circular, enigmatic narrative in I Made a Circuit, Then a Second Circuit (2010), a work closely related to The Long Road, is presented on a tapestry-like piece of felt from which Barba has cut the letters of a text. Like a modern-day illuminated manuscript, the prose only becomes legible when a spotlight shines through the letter-shaped gaps. Other works in the exhibition present the desert as a site of excavation and discovery. The silent 16mm film Waiting Grounds (2007), for example, considers abandoned desert military test sites as both archaeological artifacts and the stuff of science fiction, while Western Round Table (2007) focuses on a specific historical encounter, recast as a confrontation between two 16mm projectors. Invisible Act (2010) extends Barba’s interest in the kinetic qualities of film with a projection beam that shines upon a small silver ball as it rolls along a single strip of celluloid, creating a shadow play as experiential as any live performance.
Barba’s works are in constant motion, their gestures occurring in the gallery in real time. Together, the pieces featured in Desert – Performed move beyond conventional cinematography to stories experienced live and in three dimensions. Rosa Barba: Desert – Performed is curated by Kelly Shindler, Assistant Curator.

Jonathan Horowitz: My Land/Your Land: Election ‘12
September 7 – November 11, 2012

In anticipation of the forthcoming Presidential election, CAM will join five other institutions in the United States in presenting Jonathan Horowitz’s My Land/Your Land: Election ’12.This multipart installation will activate the Museum’s lobby by splitting the space into blue and red halves; continuously showing CNN’s and Fox News’s coverage of the elections on separate, opposing monitors; and, upon conclusion of the election, placing either Mitt Romney’s or Barack Obama’s portrait on the wall to signify being elected President of the United States. The title, My Land/Your Land, will appear in red and blue to underscore the work’s examination of America’s bipartisan political process. In addition to its dynamically direct engagement of the viewer, the installation extends Horowitz’s ongoing exploration of how mass media and popular culture increasingly determine our experience of everyday life.

CAM is pleased to announce the latest season of the Front Room. Running parallel to the Main Galleries, the Front Room operates at a different rhythm, featuring films, performance, panting, sculpture, sound, photography, and new installations, each lasting a few weeks at a time.

September 7 – October 14, 2012
Lauren Adams mines the histories of early exploration, colonialism, and industrialization to make new and surprising connections that resonate with current sociopolitical issues.
Working in a variety of media — from paintings and drawings to textiles and printmaking — she calls attention to obscure historical events and phenomena to explore the relationship between power, labor, and material culture. Inspired by historical decorative forms and designs such as Chinoiserie-style wallpaper, Elizabethan-era dress, pirate flags, and Soviet avant-garde agitprop from the early twentieth century, Adams’s hybrid objects and installations are purposely anachronistic and deeply relevant in regard to how we value labor and its attendant outcomes today.

October 18 – November 25, 2012
Anthony Pearson creates photography and sculpture (often presented together) that explores the subtle interplay of light, shadow, and surface. His abstract works emphasize material processes, with an equal attention to the development of formal elements such as color, reflection, and texture. Pearson joins other artists of his generation who are similarly investigating the notion of the photograph as an object and the pictorial potential of sculptural work. For his Front Room project, Pearson will present a selection of his “tablets,” wall-based cast-bronze sculptures that feature aggregations of cut-metal forms that alternate knowingly between pure aesthetic expression and the decorative.

November 29 – December 30, 2012
Sreshta Rit Premnath investigates systems of representation in order to understand and challenge the process by which images become icons, events become history, or discourse becomes doctrine. Conducting rigorous research and working across various media, the artist ruminates on the histories of specific objects, sites, and people, such as the MGM lion, urban development in the city of Bangalore, India, and the Viennese philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein. Through unraveling and undermining the meanings of familiar symbols, Premnath renders them strange while also suggesting new possibilities for interpretation.

New hours (effective September 7, 2012) Wednesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Friday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 7 September 2012

JOAN HALL: Marginal Waters
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 2012, from 5 to 9 pm
Dates of the exhibition: September 7 – October 13, 2012
Media Room: Cherie Sampson: At the Pole of Heaven

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

Fascinated with the ocean for years and traveling over 25,000 miles as a skilled navigator and sailboat racer, it comes as no surprise that Hall’s latest work encompasses her passion for the environment. Through Hall’s use of Mylar and handmade paper, viewers will recognize marine debris and plastic pollution that infiltrate our oceans. Previously exploring the ocean and its relationship to the body, Hall’s work has expanded from the micro-focus of the ocean’s relationship to the individual and the body of cells we are made of to the body of global society of which we are all a part of.

Piqued by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that extends from Indonesia to the western shores of North America, Hall’s work encapsulates the deteriorating shores and waters that she has frequented. Hall both makes the viewer aware of her environmental concern and her ability to make pollution into something beautiful. Making paper and casting pins from debris collected from the beaches, the material is both familiar and alien. Inventing her own coding system through the exploration between her ideas and materials, Hall’s work creates a juxtaposition between the entrapped netting and the organic ever-varying oceans; a play between the ancient waters and their current state of ephemerality.

In the Media Room, the gallery presents a single-channel video work titled “At the Pole of Heaven” by Cherie Sampson. This video-performance made for the camera was created on Lake Mekri near Ilomantsi, Finland. The performance vignette is inspired by the classic Finnish epic poem, The Kalevala. In the first canto, the goddess Ilmatar rises from her lament in primordial waters to ‘set about her creations’, initiating the birth of earth and skies. She traverses the birch ‘world tree’, as a conduit between the worlds of the physical and celestial, a universal journey of the mythic and human alike… a means to re-member our seemingly disparate origins and place in both the “mixture of mud and water” of the earth and the “beautiful and comely stars of heaven…” (Kalevala) The three ladders allude to the tripartite symbolism that frequently appears in the ancient rune poems of Karelia, the cultural area at the border of Finland and Russia..


GYA Community Gallery: Friday, 7 September 2012

Malachi 3 by Zimbabwe Nkenya
GYA Community Gallery presents “Old and New Conjurings” an exhibit of paintings by Seitu James Smith and collages by Zimbabwe Nkenya, with an opening reception on Friday, September 7 from 6:30–9 PM.

Seitu James Smith’s and Zimbabwe Nkenya’s work will be on exhibit from September 6–30. GYA Gallery hours are Fridays 4–7 PM, Saturdays from 11 AM–4 PM, Sundays from 1–4 PM and by appointment. Refreshments will be served and Nkenya’s CD’s, Seitu’s paintings and prints, and a variety of fine art and craft items will be available for sale.

Zimbabwe Nkenya is best known for his work as a musician on acoustic bass and mbira, and music is what defines his work as a visual artist. His collages feature original drawings and rare photographs combined with imagery of African and African American musicians. Each piece exudes a dense rhythmic energy that echoes the best of the structured improvisation that characterized hiwork as a musician and composer. Nkenya has described his work as encompassing “all the music”.

Seitu came up at a time when the Black Arts and Liberation Movements were alive and thriving. Seitu's own revolutionary style, which can be classified as neo-surrealism, combines simple yet complex details, using bold colors and lyrical yet structured lines to create intricate tapestries that engulf the senses; taking viewers on a fanciful journey. “Zimbabwe’s inspiration and my inspiration are basically the same,” says Seitu. “My work is essentially music on canvas.”

Yeyo Arts Collective
2700 Locust (two blocks west of Jefferson)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Metropolitan Gallery: Friday, 14 September 2012

Opening Reception
Fri. Sept 14th 5:30 pm to 9 pm

Deep Like the Rivers Portraits of Black Writers - Val Wilmer, Photographer
The Iconic Profile of Saxophonist - Eric Dolphy from Photographer
Chuck Steward's Jazz Files

Exhibition Ends
Nov. 28th 2012

Florissant Valley Contemporary Art Gallery: Thursday, 6 September 2012

Beverly Buchanan: Home -space place memory
August 20 ­ October 11
Reception: Thurs Sept 6, 6-8pm
curated by Janice Nesser

Beverly Buchanan is an African America women artist who explores Southern vernacular architecture in her art. Hours: M-Th 10-4pm; F/S 10-3pm

Contemporary Art Gallery
STLCC-Florissant Valley campus
3400 Pershall Rd, 63034

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday, 17 August 2012

Ready for an “Auto”matically Fun Friday? Perfect Date Night or Family-Friendly Night Out. Cool Auto Art, Hot Glass, Frostbite Ice Cream, Opera, Salt Of The Earth, Fire Spinning, Cash Bar.

August 17, 6 ­ 10pm

On View in East Gallery August 17 - September 18
Ruling The Road: Larry Hassel. Hassel captures the beauty of antique and exotic cars in digital imagery, creating compositions with a surreal twist of vibrant color and texture. Delicious "auto" eye candy.

Auto Bling Revisited: Mike Wyatt. A classic car buff, Wyatt started collecting hood ornaments in Missouri junkyards. To preserve these treasures he makes molds of the ornaments and casts them in glass.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO
314-367-4527 x205

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 24 August 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, August 24, 2012; 6pm–9pm
Exhibition Dates: August 24–October 21, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 12pm–4pm

Silver in the Digital Age: An exhibition celebrating film and darkroom photography. All photographs in this exhibition will be printed using traditional darkroom techniques, such as silver gelatin prints, Van Dyke Brown prints, and salted papers. Curated by Russ Rosener.

Kim Wardenburg: White Cloud Lament: A solo exhibition by Kim Wardenburg, the St. Louis Artists' Guild's Spring 2012 Printmaking Artist-in-Residence. During her residency, Wardenburg has developed a series of prints exploring the history of St. Louis, especially the rise and fall of the steamboat era.

Lay of the Land: An all-media exhibition of artists exploring natural or urban landscapes and outdoor environments. Juried by Jack Brumbaugh.

New Works by Diana Hoffmann: A solo exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Diana Hoffmann.

Gallery Talk: Tuesday, October 16, 2012; 7pm–9pm. Exhibiting artists and curators will discuss and answer questions about artwork on display. Free and open to the public.

St. Louis Artists' Guild
Two Oak Knoll Park
Clayton MO 63105
(314) 727-6266

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Saturday, 27 October 2012

Juan William Chávez expands his project, Living Proposal: Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary 2010-2012, during the 2012 Kranzberg Exhibition Series, on view in both the indoor and outdoor galleries of Laumeier Sculpture Park, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 through Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The outdoor exhibition features an outlined footprint of three buildings from the infamous Pruitt-Igoe complex created from string and wood posts. Inside Laumeier’s galleries, Chávez presents 17 works, including a lone jar of honey harvested from the Living Proposal site in North St. Louis, bee suits, videos and ephemera documenting this project to date, which explores and highlights creative initiatives to address public issues surrounding the land where the Pruitt-Igoe housing project once stood in St. Louis.

Juan William Chávez created the Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary to encourage public dialogue about the creative uses and possibilities of revitalizing abandoned urban landscape by confronting history and addressing community issues. He began documenting the Pruitt-Igoe site through photography and asking questions about its history in 2010. The driving question became, “After the housing project failed, what community could live there?” As nature has taken over the location, Chávez realizes that what once was Pruitt-Igoe, is now a natural sanctuary for bees, which are currently suffering a colony collapse.

Chávez created and installed a temporary site-specific sculpture comprising bee hives with wax and bee pheromones on the site and documented the changes that took place thereafter.

Other works on view at Laumeier are related to Chávez’s summer 2011 research trip to Europe, where he toured The Beekeeping School (Le Rucher École) in the Luxembourg Gardens of Paris and cave drawings near Valencia, Spain, which are the oldest known recorded example of the human/bee relationship. The video titled Luxembourg Conversation, 2012, screened in our indoor galleries, combines this research and an interview with educator Wilfried Segue, during which he discusses the nuances of public space as it relates and compares to his teaching experiences in St. Louis and Paris.

Events related to the exhibition include:
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk—Saturday, Oct. 27; 5—7 p.m.
Campfire Chat with the Artist—Saturday, Nov. 17; 1 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion—Saturday, Jan. 12; 1 p.m.

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 25 August 2012

Please join us at The Vino Gallery for the opening of StL Prints on the evening of August 25th from 6 pm until 9 pm. StL Prints features artwork from three talented artists: Alex Orosco, Myles Keough and Kyra Termini. We will also be tasting a selection of wines as well. The Vino Gallery is your destination for artwork from talented local, regional and national artists and small production wines from all over the globe. We hope to see you for the opening. Cheers!

The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
Saint Louis MO 63108

Sunday, August 12, 2012

U City Library Gallery: Sunday, 9 September 2012

“Discomboobalated!”,18” x 24”, acrylic on board, 2012
The September exhibit in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library (6701 Delmar Blvd, 63130) entitled “Homage to Dad” features whimsical cartoons of the last chapter of his dad’s life by local artist Frank Enger giving a personal perspective of aging, care-giving, dementia, and families. A reception will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2012, 2 – 4 pm in THE GALLERY. The work is on display September 5 - 29 and may be viewed during normal library hours, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 9 pm; Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, 1 -5 pm.

Florissant Valley Contemporary Art Gallery: Thursday, 6 September 2012

Beverly Buchanan, Home- space, place, memory at the Florissant Valley Contemporary Art Gallery on the campus of STLCC-Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Rd, St. Louis Mo 63135. The exhibition runs August 20- October 11. An opening reception and gallery talk will be held on Thursday Sept 6, 6-8pm. Gallery hours M-Th 10-4pm F/Sat 10-3pm

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 24 August 2012

2012 marks a milestone for the Women's Caucus for Art. The WCA is celebrating its 40th year anniversary of recognizing and celebrating women in the arts and their achievements.

In honor of the anniversary the St. Louis Chapter is sponsoring the exhibition Contemporary Women Artists XVI- Longevity.

The exhibition will run August 24- October 7. The opening reception is Friday August 24 5-8pm. The exhibition takes place at the St. Louis University Museum of Art, 3663 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108. Gallery Hours Wed-Sun 11am-4pm The exhibition was juried by Beverly Buchanan.

It has been 32 years since the inception of the Contemporary Women Artist Exhibition. it is the oldest running exhibition in the St. Louis area that focuses on the wealth and breadth of work created by women artists.

DJ Berard - Old White Car; Grace Benedict - Camellia a Flame in my Heart; Marie Bergstedt - Clara’s First Phone; Suzanne Beutler - Aztec Dancer; Tracy Brown - Always and Forever; Kacey Cowdery - Chintzy Checkers; Janet Culbertson - Message to the Future; Mary Lou Dauray - Speak Up; Barbara Decker - It’s Just ‘Oh’; Virginia Dragschutz - Family Tree; Anne Dushanko Dobek - Field Fire XX; Alicia Eggert - Wonder; Clairan Ferrono - Reef; Amy Firestone Rosen - Short Slips One; Marcia Freedman - JT 20; Katherine Freeman; Christine Giancola - Long Live the Unity; Barb Holmes - Just Desserts?; Karen Hyams - Double; Claire Hyman - P Guston- KKK Smoking Self Portrait; Christine Ilewski - Inner Eye, Tree House; Sue Katz - Green Robe;
Dyann Kramer - Time Exposure; Beth LaKamp - Sister was Sick; Helena Langley - 245 of their days; Martha Markline Hopkins - Nine; Mary Mello-Nee - Three Graces; Barbara Melnik Carson - My Summer Season; Carol Morris - Lilacs; Carol Morris - Caterpillar Tree; Janice Nesser - On Sundays She Would Sew; Sarah Nguyen - The Birthday Party; Gabrielle Pescador - I am My Purse I (mother); Roxanne Phillips and Pat Owoc - Turning, Turning, Turning; Pattie Porter Firestone - I Want To Make You Love Me; Jane Reed - Old Timer at the Fair; Judith Repke - Pepe; Evie Shucart - Surrounded by Grief; Patricia Terrell O’Neal - Grand Daughter, Isabella O’Neal; Teresa Wang - Past and Present; Charlotte Riley-Webb - Interwoven Tales; Naomi Runtz - The World’s Fair Wall, III; Jeane Vogel - If Wishes Were Horses; Jennifer Weigel - Memories; Chelsey Wood - Box Drawing 6; Kathleen Yorba - Cell Three; Patricia Zalisko - Evolution.

In the catalog only: Donna Birdwell - Sun Salute; Alicia Eggert - Eternity; Linda Friedman Schmidt - Hooks and Eyes; Elena Horowitz Brookes- Fortune Teller; Jamy Kahn - From Head to Wheels; Casey Lowry - Bones and Sticks; Lorraine Peltz - Too Many Balls in the Air; Sandra Perlow - Foolish Things; Erica Popp - Nest; Manda Remmen - Family Map; Jane Rieso - Fall Figure; Sally Ruddy - Savory Song; Andrea Vadner - Plum; Gail Vollrath - Convert; Nava Waxman - Coincide With Nature.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Grafica Fine Arts: Friday,16 August 2012

Double Your Pleasure / Double Your Fun
A jewelry artist - and an art demo
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Open House from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Wine & cheese from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, "Artful conversation" encouraged!

Allison L. Norfleet-Bruenger, owner of ALNB Collections, will have selected pieces of her hand-crafted jewelry on display at Grafica all day.

Khris Scharfenberger, owner of KhrisArt, will be demonstrating the art of colored pencils from 3-5 pm. It's not just for kids anymore! Khris will show you the color-rich quality of this medium and the wonderful effects achieved through layering and burnishing. Using colored pencils is condusive to busy lifestyles because of its portability and easy clean up. Sit down with Khris and try it for yourself!

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 17 August 2012

Framations Art Gallery is proud to present new exhibits opening on August 17 and continuing through September 20. The exhibit in the Main Gallery, entitled "Rendezvous en France" is a collection of work by Serena Boschert, Cindy Banes Burkholder, Marion Burkholder, Renea Erickson, Mary Grellner, Jeanne Rohen and Joyce Spezia.

Lovers of Paris and all things french, they are a group of ladies who have been gathering from time to time to share stories, create all types of art, and laugh through all of it. "The romance of the belle époque period, days of King Louis and Marie Antoinette, and the haute couture of Paris itself was the inspiration that brought all of us together for this exhibition. Our art is a reflection of our soul singing in melodic tones presented in a variety of mediums - watercolor, collage, acrylic, photography and various forms of multi-media," stated Banes-Burkholder.

A part of this group, Joyce Spezia will also will be displaying work in Gallery Two, along with artist Kate Cuba. Spezia, whose work incorporates a wide range of subject matters, will display paintings in several mediums, including acrylic, pastel, and pencil drawings. Cuba's work will focus on those she has created depicting scenes of St. Charles, en plein air. This in fact is also a French term, meaning "in the open air" and refers to the style of painting created by artists on site, painting while the lighting of their subject changes right before their eyes.

The Opening Reception for these exhibits is on Friday, August 17 from 6-8 pm. As that is also the first day of Festival of the Little Hills in St. Charles, Framations is offering a special promotion for the weekend. The French theme coincides with the Festival, as the name "the Little Hills" comes from the original naming of the area by Louis Blanchette as "Les Petit Cotes," French for "the Little Hills." Hours: Tues - Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5, Closed Mondays

218 North Main Street,
St. Charles, MO 63301

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 31 August 2012

“Luscious Lavender,” 30x40 inches, by Tracy Turner Sheppard
“Favorite Places: The Spirit, Color and Light of Provence and the Southwest,” featuring landscapes and still-life paintings by Tracy Turner Sheppard, will be on display in the Bonsack Gallery from August 31 through September 25.

A resident of northern New Mexico who studied in Aix-en-Provence, France, Sheppard uses color as the universal language to express the “magical reality” of two of her favorite places. “As a native of the West, I grew up surrounded by landscapes of astonishing diversity, light and beauty,” she says. “Coming into the world this way, I developed a great passion for wild places and a love for the infinite ways color and light manifest with form on this earth.” Sheppard begins her paintings on location and completes them in her studio, glazing and layering the colors to achieve maximum brilliance.

All are invited to a public reception hosted by the artist from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on Friday, August 31. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public.

The Bonsack Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
Ladue, Missouri

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 10 August 2012

Artium Gallery Announces
End of Summer Exhibition:

To the Moon"
a solo exhibition featuring


August 10 - September 9

William Yonker, "Emerald Landscape," 2008, ceramic, 18"d x 2

Please join us at Atrium Gallery tomorrow August 10, 6-8 pm for the opening of "To the Moon," a solo show of ceramic work by William Yonker. The artist will be present, and we will celebrate with our traditional Summer Sangria Reception. Featured are plates that carry Yonker's well-known theme featuring a presence of the moon, in a stylized landscape vision, as well as pieces with additional current references. Also included will be several pots with repetitious patterns and traditional shapes. Yonker is a well-known St. Louis artist with an MFA from Washington University, and an avid interest in archeology inspiring his use of the ceramic medium.

"Summer Group Installation"

Ellen Glasgow, "Elkhorn Shallows," 2012 oil on linen, 17" x 48"

Also shown, on the Salon level, will be a Summer Group Installation featuring several recent acquisitions. Included will be new pieces by Victor Wang, Jeanine Coupe Ryding, and Fredrick Nelson, as well as additional work by Avery Danziger, Ellen Glasgow, and a "teapot" by William Yonker.

The opening will be Atrium's Traditional Summer Sangria Party on Friday, August 10 from 6-8 p.m., and the exhibition will run through September 9.

Carolyn Miles/Director

Atrium Gallery is located in the Central West End at 4728 McPherson Ave.


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Sunday: 12 - 4
Tuesday by appointment

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Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 17 August 2012

Please join us for the opening reception of "33August" on Friday, August 17, from 5:30pm to 10pm.

The 33August 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 Anna Katz.) Admission is .free and open to the public at 39 South Old Orchard in Webster Groves.

The 33August exhibit is also open for viewing from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday, August 18, through Monday, September 3.

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