Saturday, February 09, 2013

The Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 22 February 2013

The Sheldon Art Galleries announces the Winter/Spring 2013 exhibition schedule, featuring an All-Gallery Exhibition and Opening Reception: Friday, February 22, 2013, 5 – 7 p.m.; Galleries open until 8 p.m.  Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Noon – 8 p.m.; Wednesdays - 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.  For more information on exhibitions, visit the galleries’ website at  More information about each individual exhibit available upon request.

All-Gallery Exhibition:
The Sheldon - 100 Moments:
Photographs by Ray Marklin, Odell Mitchell, Jr., Kathleen M. Sanker and Jennifer Silverberg
February 22- May 4, 2013

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Sheldon Concert Hall, The Sheldon commissioned Ray Marklin, Odell Mitchell, Jr., Kathleen Sanker and Jennifer Silverberg to each create a body of work in and around the historic building during the 2011-2012 season.  The year was packed with over 422 events, including concerts, art exhibits, openings and lectures, educational concerts, art workshops, weddings, recording sessions, community events and fundraisers, dance performances, and much more.  In the resulting exhibition of 100 “moments” from the year’s events, the four photographers show their keen storytelling abilities, and render a wonderful snapshot of what The Sheldon is, does and means today. 

Accompanying the exhibition is a companion book with portfolios by the four commissioned photographers, and essays by Carol S. Porter, Dr. John A. Wright, Sr. and Robert W. Duffy, that pay tribute to The Sheldon’s layered history, and underscore The Sheldon’s position as a dynamic thriving contemporary space at the center of the St. Louis community.  The Sheldon: 100 Moments - A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary, will be available in The Sheldon’s gift shop, 180 pages, softbound, $29.95.

Related Events
The Sheldon - 100 Moments book signing:  Friday, February 22, 2013, 6:30 – 7 p.m. 

Panel Discussion: The Sheldon - A Rich and Varied History
Saturday, February 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Led in a discussion by Esley Hamilton, Preservation Historian, St. Louis County Parks, The Sheldon: 100 Moments book essayists Carol S. Porter, Dr. John A. Wright, Sr. and Robert W. Duffy speak on The Sheldon’s rich history, Sheldon Concert Hall, admission free. 

AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art
Our Vision – Young Photographers Capture Sheldon Moments
February 22 – May 4, 2013

Inspired by the 100 Moments photography project, area students were invited to photograph at The Sheldon in several workshops with The Sheldon: 100 Moments’ commissioned photographers.  40 of the best photographs were selected for this exhibition \.

Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
Edward Boccia: Early Work
February 22 – May 18, 2013

This exhibition features 40 drawings and paintings by Edward Boccia made between 1941 and 1969.  Known for his large, expressionist diptychs, triptychs and polyptychs, Boccia infused his canvases with figures from Greek and Italian mythology and Christian symbolism.  His paintings exhibit an affinity to the work of Max Beckmann, and his early drawings to those of Vincent Van Gogh. Boccia was born in 1921 in Newark, New Jersey and received his art training at Pratt Institute, the Art Students League of New York and Columbia University.  He served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.  During the war, Boccia used art supplies sent from home and painted from cafés and foxholes, sometimes during intense fighting.  

Ann Lee and Wilfred Konneker Gallery
Ryan Duffy: Photographs
February 22 – June 15, 2013

This exhibition features works by Sheldon Art Galleries intern Ryan Duffy, who uses Holga and Diana cameras to create dreamlike views of landscapes, gardens and domestic scenes. 

Lucy and Stanley Lopata Sculpture Garden and Emerson Entrance
Shawn Burkard: Monoliths 3  

Developed from a multiple-element sculpture created earlier this year, St. Louis-based artist Shawn Burkard presents created three monolithic painted steel structures that reveal the imaginary framework of the originating work.  Installed in The Sheldon’s Lucy and Stanley Lopata Sculpture Garden, and in front of the Emerson Galleries Building, the works create a dialogue with neighboring contemporary architecture and The Sheldon’s historic building. 

The Sheldon Art Galleries
3648 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-533-9900 x31


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