Thursday, January 10, 2013

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 19 January 2013

FREE reception: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 6-8 p.m.


"Misperception" is a multi-media juried exhibition that features new artworks by 55 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri & Illinois. Serving as jurors for this exhibit were St. Louis artists Linda Skrainka and Ken Wood, Assistant Professor, Printmaking & Basic Design, St. Louis Community College Meramec.

"Misperception" was open to artists 21+ residing in the St. Louis area & surrounding 200-mile radius. Artists were invited submit original artworks that explored the topic of misperception, including but not limited to: artworks that aren't exactly what we think they are; trompe l'oiel and works that fool the eye physically, conceptually or in any other way; works that appear to be one media but are really something else, such as a photograph that looks like a painting or a painting that looks like a photograph, a ceramic piece that looks as if it is made of glass, etc.; artworks that deal with concepts of being misunderstood, misleading behavior, even betrayal. All interpretations, techniques & styles were encouraged.

Media featured in this new exhibit will include assemblage, ceramics, collage, drawing, digital art, encaustic, fiber art, handmade paper, mixed media, painting, pastel, photography (analog & digital), printmaking, sculpture, video, woodworking, and more. 

The artists selected for this exhibit are Bill Abendroth, Highland, IL; Bob Ahrens, Edwardsville, IL;
J'Ann Schoonmaker Allen, St. Louis; Luke Allison, St. Louis;Charles Baunach, St. Louis; Terri Berg, St. Peters; Jason Bly, Edwardsville, IL; John W. Bohac, St. Louis; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL;
Peter Bushell, Mahomet, IL; John Cooper, St. Louis; Carol Corey, University City, MO; Robert Crowe, Webster Groves, MO; Bailey Davenport, Kirkwood, MO; Jo Jasper Dean, Chesterfield, MO; Christa Gearhart Denney, University City, MO; Julia Devine, Granite City, IL; Megan Eyssell, St. Louis; Carlynn Forst, Jackson, MO; Mary Frances, Springfield, IL; Lana Gloschat, Richmond Heights, MO; M.J. Goerke, St. Louis; Mike & Samantha Hamilton, Diamond Dogs Photos, Cahokia, IL; Ethan Heberer, Washington, MO; Jane Hoeltzel, Clayton, MO; Ann Homann, St. Louis; Jeff Hursey, Belleville, IL; Aunia Kahn, Shiloh, IL; Chintia Kirana, Carbondale, IL; Christine Kissel, St. Louis; Greg Kluempers, Florissant, MO; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Judith Medoff, Clayton, MO; Marvin Meyer, Chesterfield, MO; Dawson Morgan, Chesterfield, MO; Steve Moseley, Ballwin, MO; Linda C. Mueller, St. Louis;John Newman, St. Louis; Rebecca Ormond, St. Louis; Mark Pease, Carbondale, IL; Roxanne Phillips, Richmond Heights, MO; Lynn Robey, Dexter, MO; Mary Gardner Russe, Clayton, MO; Camden St. Claire, St. Louis;Nick Schleicher, St. Louis Carrie Sleme, Maryland Heights, MO; Dennis Smith, Chesterfield, MO; Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO; Barbie Steps, Richmond Heights, MO; John Troy, Glendale, MO; Djuana Tucker, Granite City, IL; Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL; Jennifer Weigel, St. Louis; David M. Yates, Edwardsville, IL; Barbara Zucker, St. Louis.

In conjunction with this exhibit, Art Saint Louis is hosting Meet the Artist Saturdays wherein featured artists will be on-hand in the Gallery to greet visitors & discuss their works in the show. The artists may present a demo of their work & techniques used. These very casual & unstructured Saturdays are free & open to the public.

Saturday, January 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Carlynn Forst, mixed media 
Saturday, February 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. John Troy, painting   

GALLERY HOURS 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. 


On The Surface 

Art Saint Louis proudly presents "On The Surface," on view in the ASL South Gallery January 14-February 21, 2013. The opening reception will also be held Saturday evening, January 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Beauty is fleeting. A few thousand years ago, a philosopher once wrote, "You can't step in the same river twice." In a new exhibition of paintings called, "On The Surface," artist Mark Travers depicts the beauty of water, sand and rock, but with the knowledge that change is at hand. Travers uses a strong color palette and powerful titles to deliver a provocative show.

In his work, Travers seeks a different vantage point than that of the traditional landscape composition, finding inspiration in the shore as the tide rolls in. "When the surf washes in, it brings with it life, death, absolution, regeneration, and rebirth. The sea washes away impurities and creates endless second chances. You can learn a lot about life as a whole by watching what happens inside of a rectangle."

Travers writes, "Below the surface, the planet is under siege, almost entirely from man-made problems. My work reminds us to preserve what we love."

JANUARY 14, 2013, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join us in the Art Saint Louis Gallery this coming Monday, January 14, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. as two members of the St. Louis Symphony, Lorraine Glass-Harris, violin, and Hank Skolnick, bassoon, perform George Frideric Handel's D Major Sonata for violin with bassoon continuo with the new exhibition "Misperception" on view as the backdrop to this unique one-hour moderated performance.

This musical piece is a 4-movement work with clear and contrasting emotional affect for each of the movements. Each movement is approximately 2-3 minutes long. The musicians will repeat each movement several times with differing instructions to the audience and guest moderator, artist Erin McGrath Rieke, will lead the audience through the musical work and talk about the combination of music & art.

The public is invited and audience members are encouraged to bring sketchbooks, watercolors & paper, cameras (NO FLASH), or any other small art making materials to create artworks while the musicians perform.

Seating is limited--50 guests maximum. Children over 10 accompanied by adult are welcome. Doors open at 5 p.m. Event 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2013. Free, RSVP required by January 12, 2013 to 314/241-4810, 2#.
555 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101


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