Friday, September 28, 2012

YeyoArts: Sunday, 30 September 2012

Sunday! The closing reception for Old and New Conjurings  FROM NOON-2. Stop by to celebrate such a wonderful exhibition and purchase a print and/or CD!

*for more details please visit, where both events are listed!

YeyoArts Collective 

2700 Locust
STL MO 63103

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 28 September 2012

Friday, September 28 6-8pm, Public Opening Reception

Stop by and see our newest exhibition: Michel Conroy: Turning Attention, Sculptures and Vessels.
Come meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery

Monday, September 24, 2012

St.Peters Cultural Arts Center: Thursday, 11 October 2012

All are invited to attend opening of the Truth, Compassion and Tolerance Art Exhibition

October 11th (Thursday), 2012, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Complimentary food and refreshments will be provided.

Exhibition timing - October 12 - 22, 9am to 9pm(Mon to Thu), 9am to 5pm(Fri), 9am to 4pm(Sat)

St.Peters Cultural Arts Center at St.Peters City Hall
1 St.Peters Centre Blvd.
St. Peters MO 63376

Framations Art Gallery:Friday, 28 September 2012

Circle of Eight and Steve Femmer exhibits open at Framations

Framations Art Gallery is proud to present new exhibits opening on September 28 and continuing through November 1. The exhibit in the Main Gallery, entitled "Circle of Eight" is a collection of work by Diana Saffo Bono, Virginia Dragschutz, Jessica Dreyer, Ethel Ferrett, Natalie Fleming, Crystal Goldkamp, Annette McGarrahan, and Nancy Young.The Circle of Eight is a group of eight women brought together by a wonderful artist/instructor and dear friend, Natalie Fleming. Once a month they gather to paint, share ideas, discuss trends in art,  explore new techniques, and enjoy each other's company. Their styles are as different as they are as individuals, but their goals are similar.  They are passionate about their art and work together to expand their knowledge and perfect their skills.

Running concurrently in Gallery Two will be the Artwork of Steve Femmer.  Steve's explorations in media range widely to include colored pencil, graphite, ink, pastel, charcoal, acrylic, collage, mixed media and photography.  His subject matter ranges from wildlife, landscape, figures, portraits and even abstracts. His drawings are particularly precise in his shading as well as line work. His work will also be on display through November 1..
The Opening Reception for these exhibits is on Friday, September 28 from 6-9 pm and is free and open to the public.

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

Saturday, September 22, 2012

May Gallery: Friday, 28 September 2012

May Gallery

Andrea Dylewski:
Point of Transit

© Andrea Dylewski
28 September- 19 October 2012

Journeys reveal peoples' needs, intents, and situations.  This collection of images from Washington, DC; the Arizona border region and Cincinnati, Ohio examines circumstances surrounding and driven by people on the move: the urban commuter, the undocumented migrant, the drop-in to a food bank.

with a talk by Ms. Dylewski on Friday, 28 September, at 3 pm in Sverdrup 101
Opening Reception Friday, 28 September, 5-7 pm

and in the Small Wall Gallery, Ryan Duffy

Friday, September 21, 2012

Kirkwood Art at the Statio: Thursday, 4 October 2012

Kirkwood Area Arts Council Art at the Station Presents

October 1 – 29, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday October 4, 5:30-7:00 pm, refreshments served.

Art may always be viewed when the station is open for passengers.

Kirkwood Train Station
110 West Argonne

Thursday, September 20, 2012

S. Carmody Photography: Friday, 5 October 2012

Photo Exhibit Opening: "Our Souls Narrative" Paintings & Photographs by Aunia Kahn

Opening Reception: October 5, from 6-9PM during the Maplewood Fiddlefest Artswalk
Show runs until 11/3. S. Carmody Photography is open by appointment during the duration of the show

Exquisite, haunting, and personal portraiture, which encapsulates the essence of a complete story caught in one fleeting moment in time, is the hallmark of the work of Aunia Kahn. Often referred to as the artist’s personal interpretation of the world around her depicted in movie-like stills, these images will move the viewer visually with narratives all its own. This exhibition will feature works from her most recent series, and a collection of exclusive black and white images, which depict hardship, triumph, and the power of the human spirit.

S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

By Design: Friday, 12 October 2012

Currently on View at By Design in Alton, Illinois:
"Process & Progress; Growth & Grace"
Work by Erica Popp and Corinne Didisheim
September 7 - November 4
Reception: Friday, October 12, 5:00-8:00pm

By Design is located at 136 Front Street in Alton, Illinois 62002
The reception is the same night as the opening reception at the Jacoby, so make it a night and come check out the art on the IL side of the river!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 21 September 2012

Please join us for the opening reception of "33September" on Friday, September 21, from 5:30pm to 10pm.

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

The 33September exhibit is also open for viewing from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday, September 22, through Monday, October 1.

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

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 14 September 2012

Fall Exhibitions Open This Weekend
Public Reception: Friday, September 14, 6-8p

Join us in celebrating the opening of the fall 2012 exhibitions with a weekend of events September 13-15.

A special Design with the Other 90%: CITIES lecture by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum's Curator of Socially Responsible Design, Cynthia E. Smith begins at 5p on Friday, September 14 in Steinberg Auditorium. The public reception and exhibition opening on Friday, September 14 from 6 to 8p follows the lecture. On Saturday, September 15, Meredith Malone, associate curator, will host a gallery walkthrough of Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process with participating artists N. Dash and Christine Hiebert at 1p.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Washington University | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gallery Visio: Wednesday, 3 October 2012

October 3-November 14, 2012
Opening Reception October 3, 4-7pm

An interactive photography exhibit with selected works by Rebecca Haas.

Imagine looking at a field and instantly tasting chocolate, or hearing the sound of a bird which results in a sudden flash of the color yellow. These are examples of a condition known as Synesthesia, in which one sense instantly triggers one or more senses. The word Synesthesia originates from two Greek words, syn (together), and aesthesis (perception), which means “joined perception”. Synesthesia can be experienced in various forms, such as uniting simple items as shapes, letters and numbers, or even people’s names with a specific sensory function. Scientists are still researching and discovering more about this condition; however, it appears to affect people at various ages, races and genders.

Rebecca introduces the audience to a neurological condition that may afflict some, yet unknown to most. The acknowledgement of this condition may not only challenge the viewer to consider various examples of Synesthesia, but to contemplate the ease or difficulty that one may encounter on a daily basis These photographs are not a true representation of the condition, but were partly inspired while creating art with children and adults affected with autism or developmental disabilities. Rebecca’s exhibit captures the portraits of women that include an emphasis on movement, color and texture. Rebecca states, “…my series is inspired by some surreal concepts. The images are odd and dreamlike. Some came from dreams, but most images appear to me during the first stage of sleep, somewhere in between my conscious and unconscious mind”.

Rebecca has taken great care to recreate her photographs in the gallery. By incorporating live art, and with the help of make-up artist Jessica Dana, the viewer will be fully immersed in the artwork. Rebecca explains, “I want the viewer to have a complete experience that entices all the senses”. Her expressive and surreal use of the senses combined with dramatic lighting result in a dreamlike, or rather fantasy quality. Haas graduated from UMSL in 2010 with a BFA in photography. Since 2008 she has been working as a professional photographer in St. Louis capturing weddings, portraits, sports and other personal projects.

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

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday, 15 September2012




Monday, September 10, 2012

MOCRA: Sunday, 23 September 2012

Patrick Graham: Thirty Years ­ The Silence Becomes the Painting

September 23 ­ December 16, 2012
free public opening reception on Sunday, September 23, 2012, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
regular museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Patrick Graham has been credited by critics and art historians with changing the face of painting in Ireland. Art historian, writer and curator Peter Selz, who curated this exhibition, says that Graham “confronts the viewer with drawings and paintings of shattering force … [he] makes us aware that great painting has a presence and a future.” Art historian John Handley notes that Graham’s work “addresses the timelessness of time, the repetition of history, and the continuous cyclical nature of silence,
abandonment, and redemption in the creative process.” In the artist’s own words, “The silence becomes the painting, the painting comes from silence. It is the moment when painting is no longer an act of doing or making but of receiving.”

Graham’s inspiration is deeply rooted in the Irish landscape, in vistas and places that hold deep meaning for him. The Irish affinity for nature, combined with profound experience of the pain which comes from both oppression and repression, has led to extraordinary artistic expressions in poetry, music, and dance. This cultural and artistic milieu formed Graham’s visual expression. His work incorporates ambiguous symbolic forms and scripted phrases that resonate like fragments of traditional song and lyrical poetry which spring from a unique historical consciousness; through them he explores the elemental processes of life and the existential journey. Among the realities he acknowledges in a sensitive voice is the Irish religious experience, particularly of the Catholic faith, yet his work has universal appeal to those who struggle with issues of identity, freedom, or faith.

Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. MOCRA is located at 3700 West Pine Mall on the campus of Saint Louis University in midtown St. Louis. Please call 314.977.7170 for directions, parking information and all other inquiries, or e-mail the museum at, or visit

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
and The Iconic Profile of Saxophonist - Eric Dolphy from Photographer
Chuck Steward's Jazz Files

Exhibition Ends Nov. 28th 2012

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Syndicate Building: Saturday, 22 September 2012

Greeting all, Come join us for, Fall within the Lines, an exhibit featuring the artistic voyages of 28 Saint Louis area artists. Elegant to bold, mild to wild, dark and mysterious, bright and enlightening and we are not even talking about the art yet. Be optically excited, enjoy some conversation, and have an overall good time.

The Artists: Kathe Cameron, Devin Rojas, Molly Algernon, Terry Pierson, Andrea Caldwell, Nicole Fry, Jerry Johnson, Meghan White, JoAnn Gardner, Sarah Ansell, Lynsi Sciaroni, Peggy Franz, Cliff Gokenbach, Mark Szwabo, Bailey Davenport, Estephy Figueroa, Kathy McElroy, Glen Phelps, Pete Ruthenburg, Paul Williams, Seth Bracken, Carolyn Gillen, Kelene Ren, Hanna Kompier, Christian Ethridge, Zack Drier, Connie and Paul LaFlam

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 7-9pm

No need to feed parking meters on weekends. Two hours free parking in 9th street garage, entrance on Olive between 10th and 9th Street with parking voucher received with any purchase at the Schnucks Culinaria no matter how small.

Syndicate Building
915 Olive Street
4th and 5th floor Galleries

Friday, September 07, 2012

Four Seasons Hotel: Thursday, 13 September 2012

Please join me next Thursday, September 13th, on the 8th floor of the Four
Seasons Hotel for an exhibition of my photography. The exhibit is from 6-9pm.

To view a video of me explaining my artistic process, click here

Ken Konchel Photography

Thursday, September 06, 2012

SPACE: Saturday, 8 September 2012

Apparition, an exhibit of new work by Amy Reidel.

Apparition will be on view from September 8th through October 20th, 2012 at SPACE Architectural Design Studio in St. Louis.

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, September 8th, from 6-8 p.m.

Employing digital radar imagery, geologic forms, and pop and religious iconography, Amy Reidel's work investigates issues relating to the inescapable human condition. From a self-made tornado-warning siren to mock stained glass, the works in Apparition portray a struggle with various existential themes including life and death, meaning and absurdity, and reason and religion.

SPACE is located in `The Grove'
4168 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110.
(314) 647-202

Grand Center First Friday: 7 September 2012

Art institutions in the Grand Center district of St. Louis have come together to offer visitors the opportunity to view a wide range of art in many exhibitions on one night: the first Friday of the month. First Fridays in Grand Center begin September 7 and include exhibition openings at a number of galleries and museums in Grand Center.

At the Pulitzer, you will have the chance to view In the Still Epiphany, the current exhibition curated by artist Gedi Sibony. Complimentary wine and water will be provided.

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Saturday, 8 September2012


ST. LOUIS, MO 63118

Maryland Heights Government Cente: Thursday, 6 September 2012

Audrey Miller Meet the Artist Reception
Thursday, Sept. 6
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Maryland Heights Government Center
11911 Dorsett, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Audrey Miller
Aug. 6 - Sept. 21
Charcoal and Textile

Northwest Coffee Roasting Company: Friday, 7 September 2012

Do stop by Northwest Coffee Roasting Company, 8401 Maryland Ave in Clayton from 6-8 pm this Friday evening the 7th for the opening of Ed Martens. The event is free and open to the public.

Ed's drawings and paintings present a thoughtful and concrete approach to art, contrasting his intellect with an open door to spontaneity, immediacy, action, accident and chance operations.

S. Carmody Photography: Saturday, 8 September 2012

This Saturday 7PM-10PM
S.A.N.E. (Semi-Acoustic Noise Ensemble)
Performs For The "Losing Reality" Closing Reception

Seeking balance? Then join us this Saturday for an open house musical performance by S.A.N.E. (Semi-Acoustic Noise Ensemble) and the closing reception for "Losing Reality," photographs by Ellen Jantzen.

Genre-free S.A.N.E. is comprised of Mike Murphy (aka Doc Mabuse) on GuitarCello, Venus on electronics, tory z starbuck on violin and woodwinds, and Bruce McLaughlin on percussion. Together they improvise a melange of multi-dimensional deconstructed abstract sound that will scintillate your psyche.

Ellen Jantzen's "Losing Reality" series explores alternate states of reality and the nature of personal loss. The images are inspired by her experiences caring for a parent with advanced 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 images depict how a person adapts to loss and how the body, mind and spirit are absorbed and transformed by that loss.

S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 7 September 2012

The Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis announces the opening of a major retrospective exhibition, Al Hirschfeld's Jazz and Broadway Scrapbook," as part of The Sheldon's 100th anniversary celebration on Friday, September 7, 2012. Free wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served from 5 – 7 p.m. Part of First Fridays in Grand Center, the Galleries will be open until 9:00 p.m.

A public event, "In Conversation: David Leopold and Louise Hirschfeld" will be held on Saturday, September 8, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. David Leopold, Archivist, Al Hirschfeld Foundation, and curator of the exhibition Al Hirschfeld's Jazz and Broadway Scrapbook will share stories and with Al Hirschfeld's wife and historian Louise Hirschfeld, illuminating the life and career of the illustrious artist. Sheldon Concert Hall, admission free.

Al Hirschfeld's Jazz and Broadway Scrapbook, the first major retrospective of the artist to be mounted in his hometown, will feature more than 100 original drawings, paintings, prints, collages, posters and ephemera from his long and important career, and reveals a heretofore unexplored, lifelong fascination with jazz. In addition to his artwork, the installation will feature his specially-made stereo system, his extensive jazz record collection, and African drums and Balinese shadow puppets from his home. The works are drawn from the collections of the Hirschfeld Foundation Archives; the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin; the Saint Louis Art Museum; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Hirschfeld's name is synonymous with Broadway theatre. His signature work, defined by a linear calligraphic style, is serious graphic composition, informed by a distinctly modern aesthetic, and leavened by wit. Bringing a new set of visual conventions to the task of performance portraiture when he made his debut in 1926 at the height of the Jazz Age, Hirschfeld enriched and intensified the viewing experience, communicating volumes in a single stroke. The greatest stars of screen and stage clamored to be captured by the "Line King." The list of personalities that he has rendered is a veritable Who's Who of Broadway theatre, Hollywood films, and jazz music: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Josephine Baker, Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Liam Neeson and Martin Scorsese are all rendered in Hirschfeld's distinctively bold, curvy line drawings.

The exhibition features drawings from as early as 1914 through 2002,. Beginning with a career overview, the first section of the exhibit features one of his earliest extant works, a beautiful drawing of the Clark Public school in St. Louis, as well as a rich panoply of some of his most iconic works, including portraits of Carol Channing and Laurel and Hardy. A separate section of the exhibit focuses on his work in jazz and includes luminaries such as Jelly Roll Morton, Johnny Mercer, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, among many others. "Al Hirschfeld recorded jazz like no LP, tape, compact disk, or MP3 ever has," says curator and Hirschfeld archivist David Leopold. "Like his subjects, he improvised with pen and ink, taking basic forms and transmuting them to make an altogether beguiling portrait of jazz."


Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 5 October 2012

The Sheldon Art Galleries opens Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture, Friday, October 5, 2012 in the Gallery of Photography and Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture.

Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres from 5 – 7 p.m.; galleries are open until 9 p.m. for First Fridays in Grand Center. The exhibition runs through January 19, 2013.

Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture features photographs of some of the most innovative minds and personalities that defined a century as seen through the eyes of one of its own: Arnold Newman. With over 60 images, this collection features portraits of those who gave rise to the ideas and concepts that have shaped our world, including Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Marcel Duchamp, Igor Stravinsky, Jackson Pollock, Salvador Dali, Alexander Calder, Ayn Rand, Langston Hughes, Martha Graham, Man Ray, Leonard Bernstein, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, John F. Kennedy, Philip Glass and Woody Allen, among many others. With a career spanning 60 years, Newman’s body of work reads as a roll-call of the most influential names of the 20th century.

Arnold Newman (1918-2006) is acknowledged as one of the great masters of photography, and his work has changed the photographic portrait. Recognized as the “Father of Environmental Portraiture,” Newman was influenced by early photographers like Alfred Stieglitz and the school of Modernism. He quickly developed his own unique visual style and technique, placing his subjects in the midst of the stuff of their genius. His portraits at once speak to his talent as a photographer and his unparalleled ability to capture the personality of his subjects.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Noon – 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, Noon – 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and one hour prior to Sheldon performances and during intermission. Admission is free.

The Sheldon
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Aisle 1 Gallery: Friday, 14 September 2012

Friday, September 14 - Saturday, September 29, 2012
Opening Reception Friday, September 14, 2012 7 – 11pm

Alberto Condotta

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

Monday, September 03, 2012

May Gallery: Friday, 7 September 2012

Note: Because Webster University buildings are closed for Labor Day, the gallery is closed on Monday, 3 September.

Michael Hintlian
No Transfer: Photographs from Public Transportation

Michael Hintlian Public Transportation

31 August - 21 September 2012

All the photographs in the No Transfer exhibition were made from the window of a bus or train. Starting out of a frustration with working on the street in Boston – a very difficult place for a street photographer – it grew into an absorbing project. Read the review in The Riverfront Times, and come and see for yourself!

with a talk by Mr. Hintlian on Friday, 7 September, at 3 pm in Sverdrup 101
Opening Reception in the gallery Friday, 7 September, 5-7 pm

and in the Small Wall Gallery, Kate McDonald

The May Gallery is located on the second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building at 8300 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves MO 63119. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm.

Drew Henry Salon & Gallery: Friday 7 September 2012

Closing Reception Drew Henry Salon & Gallery Friday Sept 7th.

Featuring the art work of Timothy Wagner and Deacon Arokoyo. 7pm to 11pm. Music, live dj's, drinks ,food and art.

Drew Henry salon & gallery
2309 Cherokee Street
St.Louis, MO 63118

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Atrium Gallery: Thursday, 13 September 2012

"Songs Without Words"
a solo exhibition featuring FREDRICK NELSON

September 13 - November 24

Atrium Gallery invites you to the Opening of our Fall Season with a solo exhibition FREDRICK NELSON. "Songs Without Words - New Works on Paper" will feature a selection of large scale pastels and also acrylic works. Color saturation is a hallmark of Nelson's pastels and wonderful rhythmic markings distinguish the acrylic works as well. Known as an accomplished colorist, Nelson continues to present new work with intriguing combinations of density, hues, and shapes.

The exhibition opens on Thursday, September 13 with a reception for the artist, 6-8 pm. It will run through November 24. Regular hours Wednesday - Saturday: 10 - 6, Tuesday by appointment.

Atrium Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave.