Tuesday, December 18, 2012

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 18 January 2013

Opens Friday, Jan. 18; 6 - 8 p.m.

 The work of internationally renowned artist Edward Boccia will open on Friday, January 18 at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. An opening reception begins at 6 p.m. The exhibition continues until March 3.

Edward Boccia: Figurative Expressionist includes an impressive range of the artist’s expressionist triptychs and powerful paintings that reflect his evolution from prolific artist to published poet. This exhibition includes a series of Boccia’s work that reflects his passion for the profound, his exploration of the biblical and his inspiration drawn from the German expressionist painter, Max Beckmann, as well as other masters of modernity such as Cezanne and Nolde.

Boccia’s art consists of “slashes of luminous colors or powerful streaks of dark, foreboding, abstract musings or slices of real life,” noted the St. Louis Beacon.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 21 December 2012

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

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

The 33December exhibit is also open for viewing from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday, December 22, through Thursday, January 3.

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

Friday, December 14, 2012

Craft Alliance in the Delmar LoopFriday, 11 January 2013

Ken Botnick: Typographies
Craft as a Pathway Towards Humanity
January 11, 2013 – March 24, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 6 – 8pm

Ken Botnick is a well known printer/publisher and book designer whose work is found in collections around the world. In the words of French philosopher Roland Barthes, "the object is the world's human signature," and for Ken Botnick, his personal “signature” is the book. This solo exhibition, the artist’s first in St. Louis, presents an array of books, prints and sculptures inspired by his experiences and reflecting his ongoing investigation of “how a book means in the world.”

In today’s digital era, Botnick’s explorations in typography serve as a refreshing counterpoint to the standard black font on an illuminated screen. At its core, Botnick’s work is “grounded in text, and typography is what makes text visual, gives it a voice, a shape, an identity.” Encouraging slow and thoughtful interpretations, he creates stacked-book edifices, books that can be paged through and text-based sculptures that can be read from both sides. His choice of source material is often a personal reflection of life experiences or the outcome of collaborations with writers or poets like  Mary Jo Bang.

“I’m a craftsman at heart,” Botnick muses, “drawn to the play of material, technique, design and soul, whether it’s in a poem, a painting, a bridge or a ceramic pot. Craft is one of the defining human characteristics. For me, the book has been a kind of path toward that humanity.”

Opening concurrently at the Charak Gallery is The Blank Page, featuring Erin Vigneu Dimick, Jana Harper, Catherine Johnson, Matt Kleinberg, Joanne Kluba, Elysia Mann, Michael Powell, Amy Thompson, and Miriam Wiegand. Each of these artists were challenged to create ten to twelve blank journals. They were asked to construct the book through traditional and non-traditional bookbinding techniques and not to consider what the content would be, but just the book itself. The Blank Page explores infinite possibilities to the artist making the book and to the person filling the blank pages.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 5pm / Friday – Saturday 10am – 6pm / Sunday 11am – 5pm

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

Gallery Visio: Wednesday, 23 January 2013

January 23-February 27, 2013 Opening Reception January 23, 5-8pm

Gallery Visio is excited to be hosting the opening of Odyssey, a pictorial narrative that depicts various times and emotions throughout Rachel Heim’s life.

Rachel was initially inspired by her grandmother that taught her the process of quilting. As an artist, Rachel now builds upon this childhood memory, exploring past and current experiences, and emotions. In her first solo exhibit, each quilt is a specific response to these elements, and her portrayal of balance and acceptance.

Rachel utilizes traditional and non-traditional quilting techniques; each stitch or lack of is intentional. Rachel’s process consists of very unique and personal techniques, but also allows her to work quickly. While observing the subject (often a live model), she rapidly makes a sketch of the desired piece, and while still viewing the subject, she adheres bits of fabric to the base. After the quilt face is complete, the quilt is layered in a traditional method, and defining lines are quilted through all four layers of material. Some of Rachel’s quilts are immediate and unedited responses that may not have resulted from a live model or subject.

Rachel wishes to educate others of this dying art form. Not only of the physical activity of quilting, but of its history. Quilting has been an activity performed by individuals and passed down from generation to generation that seems to be slowly forgotten …a process that many quilters fear will soon be lost.

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

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Three Sinks Gallery: Friday, 14 December 2012

Join us for an Artist's Reception - Fri. Dec. 14th, 5 - 9pm and an Open House - Sat. Dec. 15th, Noon to 4pm.

Ahzad Bogosian, Works on Paper
Julie Campbell, Monotypes
John Cooper, Photography
Kim Joern, Jewelry
Amanda Krebel, Photography
Tara McCarthy, Paintings

Show runs through Dec. 24th, 2012.
Holiday Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 9am to 4pm.
Fri. and Sat. 9am to 2pm.

Many small works at gift giving prices!

Three Sinks Gallery
8715 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves MO 63119

V-3 Gallery: Sunday, 16 December 2012

V-3 Gallery will be having its Grand Opening on Sunday, December 16 from 6-10 pm.
The gallery is located at 2710 Cherokee Street.

Featured artists include Justin Bailey, Brandon Barnes, and Angie Meuth

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tavern of Fine Arts: Friday, 14 December 2012

Tavern of Fine Arts will host the opening reception for its Winter Art Show on Friday, December 14, 6PM - 12:30AM.

The Winter Art Show is up and will be on display at the Tavern through the end of February and features:

paintings by ROBERT LOMBARDO
photography by PATRICK NOBLES

Pete Lombardo and his quartet will be performing jazz for the opening.

The Winter Art Show can be viewed M-Th 5-11PM, Fri 5PM-12:30AM, and Sat 11AM-12:30AM.
Tavern of Fine Arts
313 Belt Ave., STL 63112

Friday, December 07, 2012

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 7 December 2012

A reception for the Webster Art Coalition’s third annual Student Exhibit will be held Friday, Dec. 7, 7-11 p.m.  at the Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th Street, St. Louis, Mo.

The show spotlights the work of over 30 Webster students, including painting, printmaking, wood and metal sculpture, digital media and performance art.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Wired Coffee: Saturday, 8 December 2012

Saturday December 8th Wired Coffee is hosting Sister Pauline Blandina's art opening. Sister Blandina has a variety of work. She does wonderful portraits. Original artwork makes great Christmas gifts or commission a portrait of a pet or child for someone special.

Wired Coffee is also proud to have the Welsh Choir singing during the art opening.

Come and enjoy a hot coffee and Christmas cookies while you listen the music and look at the artwork. 10 AM to 1PM.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Syndicate Building: Friday, 7 December 2012

Deck a Wall - Stuff a Stocking, featuring 15 Saint Louis area visual artists.

 Opening reception Friday, December 7, 2012, 6-9pm, continues through January 12, 2013 by appointment. Contact Paul LaFlam at 314-436-9374 to schedule additional viewing or information.

Syndicate Building, 915 Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo. 63101 in the unique glass wrapped galleries on the 4th and 5th floors.

The artists are  JoAnn Gardner, Estephy Figueroa, Cliff Gokenbach, Kathe Cameron, Lynsi Sciaroni, Glen Phelps, Meghan White, Jerry Johnson, Paul Williams, Erin Rieke, Jenny Guss, Molly Algernon, Aurianna Salem, Pete Ruthenburg, Connie LaFlam and Paul LaFlam. 
Two hour free parking in the 9th Street Garage, entrance next to Syndicate on Olive, with voucher received with any purchase at the Culinaria.  Also, no need to feed meters after 7pm.                        

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Webster University: Saturday, 8 December 2012

Connecting Cultures, The Way of Calligraphy
An exhibit of calligraphy by Yanzi Geng and Ron Diefenbacher
Opening Reception Saturday, December 8, 2012, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

RSVP to Christi Castonguay at 314-246-7705 or ccastonguay77@webster.edu if possible, because light refreshments will be served.

Complimentary parking available in Lots E and 0 and in the upper levels of Garden Park Plaza. Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Webster University.

Webster University
East Academic Building
Edward Jones Commons
545 Garden Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119