Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Morton J. May Gallery: Thursday 8 November 2012

Photo show at Maryville. The Sharp Shooters presents KALEIDOSCOPE: PHOTOGRAPHIC PERCEPTIONS on view from 1 - 30 November at the Morton J. May Gallery located in university's library. The opening reception is November 8th from 5 - 7:30.

Participating photographers: Nancy L Bridges, Jo McCredie, Anna Harris, Marianne Pepper, Joan Proffer, Marion Noll, Naomi Runtz, Barbie Steps, Kay Wood, Barbara Zucker

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 2 November 2012

Home Life in Far Away Lands
new work from Jon Cournoyer

This Friday at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
Opening reception from 6pm-10pm
Open to the public and refreshments provided

"Jon Cournoyer layers beautiful images that recall the happiness of childhood days, but that are also tinged with the dread menace of childhood nights. His materials are old picture books, aspirational novels for girls, treasuries of verse and his own arcane sense of balance. For his new exhibition, Home Life in Far Away Lands, the familiar angelic young ladies and golden seals are once again set against their stately text fields, but there's something new -- images of the night sky are a recurrent feature. Are these constellations the far away lands of the show's title? That's the true beauty of Cournoyer's work; there's always a narrative for you to unravel and make each piece your own. These are storybooks written in image, half-remembered adventures made manifest.

The show remains up through November 25, and the gallery is open Friday and
Saturday (and by appointment).

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Boulevard
Maplewood, 63143
(314) 960-5322

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Schmidt Art Center: Thursday, 1 November 2012

Please join us on November 1st, 6 - 8 pm, for the opening reception of our new exhibitions, The SWIC Faculty Show & Proctor Puppets: Showcasing Amusement.

SWIC Faculty Show: Featuring the artwork of the Southwestern Illinois College art department faculty.

Proctor Puppets: Showcasing Amuseument: An exhibition created by students in the SIUE Museum Studies Program, which features selections from the Proctor Puppet Collection at the University Museum at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Exhibitions open through December 14th.

William and Florence Schmidt Art Center


The Pulitzer: Friday, 16 November 2012

The Progress of Love
On view November 16, 2012 - April 20, 2013

Opening Reception Friday, November 16, 5-9 pm Complimentary wine.

The Progress of Love is an unprecedented, transatlantic collaboration between The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, The Menil Collection in Houston, and the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria, that explores the universal emotion of love. The three concurrent but unique exhibitions that make up The Progress of Love constitute a narrative arc, addressing love as an ideal, love as a lived experience, and love as something lost. The Progress of Love exhibition at the Pulitzer specifically explores the end of love and its aftermath through works by the British-Nigerian artists Zina Saro-Wiwa and Yinka Shonibare, MBE, the French artist Sophie Calle, and the American-Jamaican-Nigerian artist Temitayo Ogunbiyi. With inclusion of both African and Western art, the exhibition invites visitors to examine their own ideas about love and its loss. Read more.

Open Hours: Wednesday, noon - 5 pm, Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm, Admission is free.

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 10 November 2012

"Art St. Louis XXVIII, The Exhibition" and "Artists' Day at Circus Flora 2012"

FREE reception: Saturday, November 10, 2012 Free pre-reception Juror's Gallery Talk 6-7 p.m.
followed by reception 7-9 p.m.


"Art St. Louis XXVIII, The Exhibition" is a multi-media juried exhibition that features new artworks by 67 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. Our 28th annual "Exhibition" is an all styles, all themes, all techniques and all media exhibit.

This year's exhibit was juried by Richard V. West. Mr. West is an art historian, curator, author and Director Emeritus of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA. Over his career, he has curated exhibits that reveal his interest in both the fine arts & popular culture-exhibitions ranging from "Munich and American Realism in the Nineteenth Century" (1978) to "Children of the Yellow Kid: The Evolution of the American Comic Strip" (1998).

 The artists selected for this year's exhibit are Gay Ackerman, Creve Coeur, MO, Jason Ackman, Rushville, IL, John D. Ahearn, Webster Groves, MO, Bob Ahrens, Edwardsville, IL, Michael Albers, Wildwood, MO, Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL, John L. Arata, Rolla, MO, Scott Beaty, Arnold, MO, Phil Berwick, Hillsboro, MO, Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL, Jim Burwinkel, St. Louis Paul Callaway, O'Fallon, MO, Debbie Corson, Kirkwood, MO, Dan Crabtree, Lebanon, IL, Miguel de Aguero, Gray Summit, MO, Jo Jasper Dean, Chesterfield, MO, John DenHouter, Edwardsville, IL,  Dennis DeToye, Edwardsville, IL, Shannon K. Dougherty, St. Louis, John Dyess, Eureka, MO
Addoley Dzegede, University City, MO, Tim Eberhardt, St. Louis, MO, Naxin Fan, Fenton, MO,  Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO, Dominic Finocchio, St. Louis Daniel Fishback, Florissant, MO,
Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO, Michael Frank, St. Louis, Claire Fransden, Fenton, MO,  Lana Gloschat, Richmond Heights, MO, M.J. Goerke, St. Louis, Sheri Goldsmith, St. Louis,  Kathy Gomric, Millstadt, IL, Michelle Hamilton, St. Louis Kerry Hirth, Columbia, MO, Christine A. Holtz, St. Louis, Jim Hubbman, St. Peters, MO, Jan Kappes, Mattoon, IL, Greg Kluempers, Florissant, MO, Zach Koch, Carlyle, IL, Terry Lay, St. Louis, Garry McMichael, St. Louis, Dawson Morgan, Chesterfield, MO, Mary Mosblech, St. Louis, Gerald Moss, Wildwood, MO, Margaret Nicholson, St. Louis, Marion Noll, Webster Groves, MO, Timothy David Probst, St. Louis, Cynthia Puricelli, Clayton, MO, Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO, Christina Riesberg Robb, Harrisburg, MO,
Davey Rocco, St. Louis, Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO, Annie Scheumbauer, St. Louis, Nick Schleicher, St. Louis, MO, Robert Schleicher, St. Louis,  Zack Smithey, St. Charles, MO, Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO, Mark Travers, Creve Coeur, MO, Bill Turner, St. Louis, Andrea Vadner, Richmond Heights, MO, Russell Vanecek, Swansea, IL, Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL, Janet Wade, Chesterfield, MO, Marjorie Williamson, University City, MO, David M. Yates, Edwardsville, IL,
Barbara Zucker, St. Louis.


FEATURED ARTISTS John D. Ahearn, Webster Groves, MO,  Bob Ahrens, Edwardsville, IL, Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL, Lisa Crisman, Maryland Heights, MO, Kathy Czopek, Bridgeton, MO, Leslie Faust, St. Louis, Suzy Oliver Frillman, Rock Hill, MO,  Rich Lacy, Olivette, MO   
Ray Marklin, St. Louis, Marvin Meyer, Chesterfield, MO,  Marion Noll, Webster Groves, MO,  Marianne Pepper, Webster Groves, MO, Melelani Perry, Maplewood, MO, Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO, Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO,  Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO, Barbie Steps, Richmond Heights, MO, Dawn Wagner, Florissant, MO,  Julie Wiegand, Berger, MO, Kay Wood, St. Louis, Carrie Zukoski, St. Louis.

Gallery hours from Monday, October 29 through Thursday, December 27, 2012 are: Monday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays, including Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas eve and Christmas. 

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

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Call for Work: Deadline 1 November 2012


Submissions for the 2012 PORTFOLIO ISSUE (Winter, no. 118) are due Thursday, November 1. Selected photographers will be interviewed and featured in this annual issue. Online and mailed submissions accepted. Please visit the SHOTS website for further information and guidelines.

A well-established, independent and reader-supported quarterly photography journal in its 26th year of publication, SHOTS Magazine reaches an international community of photographers, educators, galleries, museums, collectors and other fine art photography enthusiasts.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 2 November 2012

Four new exhibitions opening at the St. Louis Artists' Guild.

Opening Reception Friday, November 2, 2012; 6pm–8:30pm

Exhibition Dates November 2–December 30, 2012

Tate Foley and Will Arnold: From Sea to Shining Sea
Denise Schilling: On the Cusp
Eugene Ruble: Absolute Abstracts
Humenagerie: Containers of Uncertain Ancestry

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

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

May Gallery: Friday, 26 October 2012

May Gallery

Benedict J. Fernandez:
A Life's Work in Photography

Benedict J. Fernandez
Pro-Vietnam war demonstration, 1970

26 October - 21 November 2012

Opening Reception Friday, 26 October, 5-7 pm

With a conversation with Mr. Fernandez via teleconference on Friday, 26 October, at 3 pm in Sverdrup 101

The Wall Street journal wrote of this exhibition (which is currently also on view at the Robert Anderson Gallery in New York City), "(This is) a sampling of work from Benedict J. Fernandez's long career in photojournalism. Mr. Fernandez (b. 1936) does not belong to a photo agency and does not shoot on assignment. He self-selects his projects and, since he is not working against a deadline, works on them until he is satisfied; as a consequence, his pictures frequently have an art photography quality. Unlike much photojournalism that simply records an event, Mr. Fernandez creates images that distill its essence.

"The top half of "Wall Street, New York City" (1970) is dominated by a fluttering American flag, but the scene beneath Old Glory is one of strenuous conflict as hard-hat construction workers battle police during a demonstration in support of U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam. The flag is backlit and light glances off the police helmets and the demonstrators' hard hats, charging the image with vitality. Mr. Fernandez shot both pro- and antiwar demonstrations, as well as actions in favor of, and against, the civil-rights movement." (22 Sept 2012, p. A-20)

Opening Reception Friday, 26 October, 5-7 pm

and in the Small Wall Gallery, 2012 Global Photo Cont

Call for Work: Deadline 2 December 2012

MySLART.org is looking for 33 artists to exhibit their work at our "33November" art exhibit at the Old Orchard Gallery in Webster Groves. This exhibit runs from Friday, November 16, through Monday, December 3, and includes an opening reception Friday, November 16, from 5:30pm to 10pm.

Artists are invited to submit three works each in any medium or mixed media. For works submitted to be hung on the wall, each artist is limited to 6’ feet of horizontal wall space for the three works. For sculpture, each artist is limited to an area 6' square. Pedestals (if required) are supplied by the artist.

We're also looking for one of the artists to paint, sculpt, pot, or whatever, live from 5:30pm to 10pm at the opening reception. A performance artist would also be welcome to apply.   
 MySLART.org charges no gallery commissions on any sales of your work, you keep 100%. But there is a $30 entry fee per accepted artist (not per work). There is no fee for submitting your work.

Four artists exhibiting at this show will be selected for best of show, second place, third place, and fourth place awards. These winning artists, as voted by visitors to the opening reception, will each receive a bottle of wine from Bakkheia Wine Distribution.

Deadline for received submissions is Monday, December 3. But don’t delay submitting. Submissions will be reviewed as received and accepted or rejected only until we have 33 artists accepted. 12 artist slots are already taken.

To submit your work for review, send an email to MySLART@live.com with photos of your three works (in the JPG file format) as attachments. In your submission please include your phone number and the title and size of each work to be exhibited.

Framations: Friday, 9 November 2012

Art World Association and Ron Edwards exhibits open at Framations

S Framations Art Gallery is proud to present new exhibits opening on November 9 and continuing through December 13. The exhibit in the Main Gallery, entitled "Art World Association: Celebrating 50 Years in 2013" is a collection of work by ten active members of the AWA. As the title states, the AWA is gearing up for an exciting year of promoting the 50th anniversary through several exhibits and programs throughout the coming year.

Running concurrently in Gallery Two will be "From Start to Not Finished: Photography by Ron Edwards." Ron has lived through the image revolution of the last half century.  The scope of his experience is only eclipsed by his interest in subject matter, often focusing on natural scenes and wildlife. His work will also be on display through December 13.
The Opening Reception for these exhibits is on Friday, November 9 from 6-8 pm and is free and open to the public. Hours: Tues - Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5, Closed Mondays

218 North Main Street,
St. Charles, MO 63301

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 9 November 2012

Pablo Helguera: Negative Archaeology

Friday, Nov. 9 -  Dec. 15
Opening reception: Friday, Nov. 9 from 6-8 p.m.
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.

ISOLATION ROOM / GALLERY KIT: Friday, 2 November 2012

Kim Seymour: Bodyswap

November 2 - December 6, 2012
Opening Reception with the artist: Friday, November 2, 6pm-8pm

Bodyswap is a story, an archive, a performance, an artwork. What you are looking at in the Isolation Room is something quite extraordinary – an allegorical  but simultaneously real and authentic account of the meeting of two similar, very different women in the famous city of Oxford. One of the two women is the artist: young, pretty, vivacious, ambitious, compassionate. The other is a prostitute: young, pretty, damaged, and derailed by drugs – yet also retaining, against the odds, a degree of compassion. Bodyswap results from an unlikely and hard-won empathetic encounter between the two. Vividly aware of the Biblical resonances underpinning her practice, Kim Seymour entered into a difficult exchange: the prostitute used the artist’s lipstick to scrawl her feelings about plying her trade in the sordid underbelly of the City of Dreaming Spires, writing directly onto the artist’s skin. In an act of surrogate redemption, the artist then laboriously removes the lipstick, smudge by smudge. In a literal and a metaphorical sense, she takes on and then purges her skin of these traces, these stained thoughts and painful memories. It is the act of this exchange that constitutes the artwork and now you, the viewer, are embarking on another exchange here in this room, giving some of your time and attention to contemplate what might otherwise go unnoticed, hidden in the shadows. In return, Kim Seymour, and her collaborator, give you their bravery, their insight and their compassion. Bodywap warrants and rewards your attention.

Hours: By appointment only

5723 DEWEY AVE. ST. LOUIS MO 63116

Grafica Fine Arts: Friday, 16 November 2012

Marilynne Bradley’s “Outside / Inside”
Artist’s reception Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 from 6-9 pm

Show will be on display from Nov. 15 through Jan. 4.
Closing reception Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 from 5-8 pm

Grafica Fine Arts
7884 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119

RAC Gallery: Friday, 2 November 2012

The Gallery at The Regional Arts Commission Presents
eARThworks 2012: art for an endangered planet
Curated by Margaret Hermes

Gallery Opening: Friday, November 2 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
Exhibition continues through December 1

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

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

Aisle 1 Gallery: Friday, 9 November 2012

Bryan Walsh: Syntax Error

Friday, November 9 - Saturday, December 1, 2012
Opening Reception Friday, November 9, 2012 7 - 11pm
Closing Reception Saturday, December 1, 2012 6 - 8pm

Bryan Walsh works in geometric abstraction. For Syntax Error, he created new paintings on found metal including flat panels and three-dimensional objects. Here, he spins the exhibition title’s meaning to refer instead to interpersonal and intrapersonal communication, both verbal and non-verbal. His work explores the relationships and colors of shapes and forms which exist within the same space: communicating, reacting, complementing or contrasting.

Somewhere between deliberately and unintentionally, Walsh amassed a collection of panels (many shelves in their former lives), assorted containers and metal detritus. This collection of objects on which he painted is as much a part of his creative process as the act of painting itself. Given the current market value for some metals, he also finds that even being able to collect so many metal objects is significant. The value of the work – both as unadorned scrap and as a transformed collection of art examining communication – is also a component of Syntax Error.

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

Monday, October 15, 2012

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 20 October 2012

Please join us Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 7-10PM for the opening reception of

HALF DRAG: Photographic Portraits of New York Drag Queens in Half Make-up.
Leland Bobbé

"There's something intimate in these faces that show so starkly the hidden side of a human being, right next to the public mask..." ~ Paul Friswald, Riverfronttimes

"the images are gorgeous and beautifully shot, but also perplex the eye and can be looked at over and over again."  ~Stefene Russel, St. Louis Magazine

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 19 October 2012

Genetic Building Block Series - Grey Segment, 2012 
Jiyong Lee
Opening Friday, October 19th
Reception from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Jiyong Lee’s “Segmentation Series” is inspired by his fascination with cell division and the journey of evolution that starts from a single cell and multiplies a million times over to become a life.  Lee works with glass that has transparency and translucency; two qualities that perfectly portray the metaphorical clarity and mystery of life sciences and, through these shapes and forms, serves as a representation of cells that symbolize the building blocks and start of life.

The artist explores geometrically created internal and external forms that become the metaphor for genes and cells through their complex composition.  This “Genetic Building Block Series” expands the inquiry through a variety of puzzle-like blocks of shapes, colors and composition suggesting the unlimited variations within life structures.

The uniquely refined translucent glass surface accentuates the mysterious qualities of cells and, on a larger scale, the cloudiness of our futures.  Jiyong Lee’s “Segmentation Series” is quiet, yet powerful, seductive, yet elegantly formal.  While working with a solid material such as glass through cutting, lamination, carving and refining the surface, the artist seems to magically create work that is both beautiful and deeply invested with meaning.

Also Opening October 19th

Nancy Newman Rice

Euclidian geometry as the skeleton of the empirical experience is nothing new, Poussin and Cezanne both seized upon this method of pictorial organization through subtle designs and simplified spatial effects. My Reflection series were compilations of geometric patterns that the winter sun produced as it filtered through horizontal blinds on a blank wall, thus defining spatial limits. Defining space with a geometric skeleton produced rectangular grid work of scaffolding which then described the interior architecture of sacred spaces in cathedrals, churches, and mosques. As I worked, the buildings eventually disappeared as if erased by time, leaving geometry as a sacred artifact.

These exhibitions run through Saturday, December 8, 2012

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 19 October 2012

Please join us for the opening reception of "33october" on Friday, October 19, from 5:30pm to 10pm.

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

The 33october exhibit is also open for viewing from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday, October 20, through Thursday, November 1.

For a list of all 33 participating artists and a Google map showing our gallery location, visit  http://www.myslart.org/events/33october

Friday, October 12, 2012

Northwest Coffee: Friday, 12 October 2012

Come to meet Galena, IL artist, Ed Martins, tonight at Northwest Coffee, 8401 Maryland Ave in Clayton - 6 to 8 pm. Asian influenced abstract paintings...coffee, wine, conversation. Free, all welcome.

Jacoby Arts Center: Friday, 12 October 2012

The 15th annual ARTEAST Studio and Exhibits Tour will take place Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jacoby Arts Center will host a preview exhibit, Small Works 2012, from October 12 through November 3. The preview is an opportunity for art lovers to view the participating artists’ works prior to the tour. This gives patrons an idea of which studios they may want to visit the following weekend. The opening reception for this exhibit is tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Arts Center.

ARTEAST is a program of Jacoby Arts Center. Free site maps for ARTEAST weekend will be available at Jacoby and can be picked up at the opening reception or anytime during regular business hours the week of the tour. Maps will also be available at most locations on the tour during ARTEAST weekend.

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

Jacoby Arts Center
627 East Broadway
Alton, Illinois

Alton History and Art Museum: Friday, 12 October 2012

Closing reception for Christine Ilewski's "Bloom" exhibit at the Alton History and Art Museum, on the SIUE Dental School campus, 2809 College Ave., 6:30-8pm,

Gateway Gallery: Friday, 19 October 2012

Art in Architecture Header      
Come share an evening of art and refreshments with the artists and guests of our gallery at the reception next Friday evening, October 19, from 6 to 9PM. 

Please join our featured artists and friends, and visit with our current guest artists Paul Otto, Barbara Matchick, and Philip Perschbacher, and hear the stories behind their exciting new works on display during our exhibit entitled Art in Architecture

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Jacoby Arts Center: thursday, 11 October 2012

The 15th annual ARTEAST Studio and Exhibits Tour will take place Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jacoby Arts Center will host a preview exhibit, Small Works 2012, from October 12 through November 3. The preview is an opportunity for art lovers to view the participating artists’ works prior to the tour. This gives patrons an idea of which studios they may want to visit the following weekend. The opening reception for this exhibit is tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Arts Center.

ARTEAST is a program of Jacoby Arts Center. Free site maps for ARTEAST weekend will be available at Jacoby and can be picked up at the opening reception or anytime during regular business hours the week of the tour. Maps will also be available at most locations on the tour during ARTEAST weekend.

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

Jacoby Arts Center
627 East Broadway
Alton, Illinois

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

U City Library Gallery: Friday, 2 November 2012

“Fidel on Stage,” 17” x 22”, digital print, 2012
The November exhibit in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library (6701 Delmar Blvd, 63130) entitled “Cuba: Politics & People” features photographs of rural Cuba by local artist Deborah Weinstein sharing her fascination of the country and its history. A reception will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012, 6 - 8 pm in THE GALLERY. The work is on display November 2 – 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.  The library will be closed November 22 and 23 for the Thanksgiving holidays.

2644 Cherokee Street: Friday, 19 October 2012

How to Build a World That Won't Fall Apart: A solo exhibition by US English
Opening reception: Friday, October 19th from 7-10pm
On view October 19th - November 10th, 2012
*At temporary gallery space at 2644 Cherokee Street

“For me, the fundamental question is to explore the possibility of maintaining spaces of play. To discover how to produce forms for the presentation of objects, forms for the organizations of spaces, that thwart expectations. The main enemy of artistic creativity as well as of political creativity is consensus ­ that is, inscription within given roles, possibilities, and competences.” –Jacques Ranciere

How to Build a World That Won’t Fall Apart, part 1 is a solo exhibition exploring labor as it relates to institutions, featuring the work of The Luminary founders Brea and James McAnally under their collaborative artistic identity US English. The exhibition was conceived in response to the ‘operaist’ worker movements of the 1970’s that posited the worker at the center of historical struggle, prefiguring successive transformations of economies, institutions, and forms of being. How to Build… takes place in a transitional moment for the organization and provides a space for introspection and experimentation, teasing out the collective identity of the institution through the work of its founders.

The exhibition initiates a season-long exploration into how artists and alternative arts organizations sustain themselves in times of social and economic uncertainty, with a particular emphasis on projects that have developed in relation to the current economic recession. The series will move successively outwards, from the individuals within an institution to global experiments in artist-led practice.

How to Build… will remain on view Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 12-6PM and Thursdays from 11AM-6PM through November 10th, 2012.

Grafica Fine Art: Thursday, 18 October 2012

"I wonder what will happen if...?"
An art demo by Janice Schoultz-Mudd
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Janice Schoultz-Mudd will do a demonstration of painting, printing and distress techniques on papers that can later be used for collage purposes. As an artist, Janice wonders out loud on paper...What might the pages of God's sketchbook have looked like as He, the scientist, the artist, the philosopher, the mathematician, the designer, formed the entirety of this earth and universe..."

Artist demo from 3-5 pm.  Wine & cheese from 5:30 to 7:30 pm,  "Artful conversation" encouraged!

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

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 26 October, 2012

Caption: Ceramic Interior, Photo Series, 1

“Light from the Window,” a collection of photographs and related ceramic vessels by Susan Zimmerman, will be on display in the Bonsack Gallery from October 26 through November 27.

In this new and ongoing body of work, Zimmerman explores the relationship between two contrasting media, drawing inspiration from a series of free-form, hand-built vessels — both smoked-fired and porcelain white. She uses photography to capture the interplay between clay and sunlight filtered through the windows of her home. “My clay ‘muses’ became a conduit to a new way of seeing the light from the window,” she says.

All are invited to a reception hosted by the artist from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on Friday, October 26. 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, MO

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Gallery 210: Thursday, 11 October 2012

Asma Kazmi: Playing Gender
October 11-December 1, 2012
A reception for the artist will be held October 11 from 5:30 PM and continuing to 7:30 PM.  Ms. Kazmi will give a slide talk in the gallery auditorium starting at 6:15 PM.

Asma Kazmi¹s Playing Gender engages a subaltern section of modern Indian society‹cross-dressed biological men, eunuchs, or hermaphrodites, who are known traditionally as hijras. The hijras exist on the fringes of the Indian society, tolerated only in the specific roles of beggars, ritual performers, or homosexual prostitutes. They can be seen in drag, gathered for marriages and birth celebrations, singing and dancing to drums and claps, to songs from the latest popular films.

Kazmi spent the summer of 2009 working with three hijras in New Delhi, learning the conventions of gender parody. The culmination of her interactions with the hijras resulted in a performance in which the hijras had the sole agency for constructing scenarios that included both the artist and the hijras. This performance is captured on video and featured in the exhibition. Through photography, installation, drawing and video Ms. Kazmi probes the notion that gender derives from culture and not nature.  As such, she sees its relationship to biological sex as a shifting, unstable space and not the firm ground it can seem to be.

Also on exhibit in Gallery B is UMSL Fine Art Faculty Jubilee and in Gallery C is Michael Gitlin¹s Dust Studies.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Gallery 210 is on the University of Missouri-St. Louis
44 East Drive, TCC between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and Touhill Performing Arts Center
(314) 516-5976

Thursday, October 04, 2012

ARTDimensions Gallery: Friday, 5 October 2012

Escape Options | Paintings by Julie Malone | October 2012

Opening Night, October 5, 7pm - 12am
$5 Suggested Donation

Escape Options is an exhibit of new landscape imagery that has been evolving over the past 4 years. I hope you enjoy escaping into my world of marks and color.

The show will exhibit through the month of October. Viewing times are Noon-4pm Saturdays and during 2720 Events or by appointment email:weaver.davide@gmail.com,
ARTDimensions Gallery
2720 Cherokee Street
2nd Floor,
St. Louis MO 63118

Aisle 1 Gallery: Friday, 5 October 2012

Jason Spencer
October 5, 2012 – October 27, 2012
Opening Reception Friday, October 5, 2012, 7 – 11pm

Jason Spencer’s work is cute and creepy somehow both at the same time. This exhibition will feature digital animation videos of Jason’s illustration process as well as posters, prints and original works.

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

ISOLATION ROOM / GALLERY KIT: Friday, 5 October 2012

Phil Chang: Woman Laughing
October 5 - November 1, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 2012, 6pm-8pm

Phil Chang has an archival issue. All photographic prints fade and the paper slowly cooks in the atmosphere: The ineluctable Fade to Black. His photographs literally vanish before your eyes. The more you see them the more they disappear as if they had never taken place at all. What does his work look like? We don’t really know. You’ll just have to see for yourself but here the act of seeing changes the subject and object. What words would it say about itself? The photograph might answer: “what I am I don’t know, I am the simulacra of myself.” But that would be as pretentious as a Jean Baudrillard pronouncement. Perhaps it might just refuse to play along and instead slowly continue becoming itself.

Hours: By appointment only

ST. LOUIS MO 63116

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

SOHA Studio and Gallery: Friday, 12 October 2012

Tom Dykas | Ceramics | Opening Night 6-10p | Oct 12
alien documents of an arbitrary home
Exhibiting October 10-31
Artist Talk Wednesday Oct 17, 7pm

Tom has created beautifully ethereal ceramic wall hangings that appear to be floating pillows. A must see show. Dykas is genius with his chosen medium, clay. He uses natural, hand-blended glazes and prepares each piece with the utmost care.

Hours: Tues-Sat 11-4pm
  SOHA Studio and Gallery
4915 Macklind Ave

St. Louis MO 63109

Vino Gallery: Saturday, 20 October 2012

Join us at The Vino Gallery on the evening of October the 20th, from 6 pm until 9pm, to check out new collaborative works by Gaucha Berlin & Langley. The Vino Gallery is your destination for artwork from talented local, regional and national artists. We hope to see you on the evening of October the 20th.
The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Monday, October 01, 2012

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Saturday, 27 October 2012

Juan William Chávez: Kranzberg Exhibition Series
Saturday, October 27, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Laumeier Sculpture Park: 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127
Member Preview Reception and Artist Lecture; 4 – 5 p.m.
Public Reception and Gallery Talk; 5 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Museum Galleries

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. The outdoor exhibition features an outlined footprint of one of the buildings from the infamous Pruitt-Igoe complex created from used telephone poles. 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.

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 30 November 2012

Heather Patterson: Deconstruct
November 30 - December 29
Opening Reception Friday, November 30, 6-10 PM
Heather Patterson's work intuitively gathers imagery from both the natural and built environments. She recreates geographic patterns and forms, layering them to invent new series of systemic landscapes. Analyzing the biological and structural phenomena, she finds similarities between their elements. For example: The way a topographical map echoes wood grain, how gnarled tree branches are reminiscent of the intertwining veins in a human body, and how computer generated charts can resemble mutating microscopic cells. Her work reveals an interest in how the imperfections and randomness of nature starkly contrast with calculated man-made environments. Patterson layers a variety of imagery into her work through drawing and painting, using a variety of media to create multi-sensory experiences. This interaction of the materials becomes an integral part of her process. She allows the contrasting substances to mix randomly in areas while manipulating other areas by carving, dripping, melting, taping, or spraying the surface. This system of addition and reduction allows her to create imaginary substructures and magnify the unexpected.

Gallery Hours   Fri., Sat., Noon-5 PM and by appointment
Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave,
St. Louis MO, 63104-2852