Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Componere Gallery of Art: Friday, 22 November 2013

Exhibits Dates: November 17th, 2013 - January 4, 2014
Preview 2-4 p.m. Sunday November 17th, 2013
Reception 6-8 p.m. Friday November 22nd, 2013

Mark Hurd: “Cityscape/Landscape”VII
Limited Edition Prints Digital Renderings


Third Degree Glass Factory “Celebrating Eleven Heavenly Hot Years”
Eleven Heavenly Artist: Aaron Quigley, Doug Auer, Jeremy Lampe, Jes Kopitske, Jim McKelvey, Jon Biscan, Judy Gartland, Libby Leuchtman, Mark Salsbury, Mike Hayes, Mike Moran

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Componere Gallery of Art
6509 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis MO 63130

Duet: Saturday, 16 November 2013

Duet: Ruben Ochoa and B.J. Vogt
November 16, 2013 – February 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16, 6pm-9pm

Announcing new exhibition space Duet and the inaugural opening with Ruben Ochoa and B.J. Vogt on Saturday, November 16, 6pm-9pm. Duet is an exhibition series and curatorial endeavor devoted to meaningful pairings between an artist from St. Louis and a carefully chosen complimentary artist from another city, offering up both a comparison and contrast of the cultural landscape that influences each of the artist’s work. Located in Grand Center, the series will include artists working in a variety of media and exploring subjects unique to their geography. This curatorial project underwritten by Ken and Nancy Kranzberg; whose support of local artists has been a sustained commitment for over twenty-five years, allows artists valuable exposure to new audiences within and beyond the region.

Ochoa’s forms rise like the skeleton of the tripods from a War of the Worlds machine. One of L.A.'s most notable young sculptors, Ochoa employs a grittily vernacular formal lexicon (walls, fences, concrete, the materials of road building, manufacturing and construction) -- though instilled with elements of playfulness, elegance and grace rarely achieved by, say, the Missouri Department of Transportation. The piece is a beautifully nimble concoction of pallet and rebar, suggesting the gleeful liberation of a construction yard.  B.J. Vogt’s narrow shelf of sandwiched 2x4 beams present a horizon line that cuts the exhibition space in two, unhooking the ceiling from the floor.  Between the 2x4’s layers of color ooze out like the exhalation from empty space as painterly ectoplasm. This disorientation is partly due to the loss of a stable horizon. With the loss of horizon also comes the departure of a stable paradigm of orientation, which has situated concepts of subject and object, of time and space. Our traditional sense of orientation—and, with it, modern concepts of time and space—are based on a stable line: the horizon line. Its stability hinges on the stability of an observer, even if in fact he is not.

3526 Washington Avenue
Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63103

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Soulard Art Market: Friday, 8 November 2013

The Soulard Art Market (SAM) and Contemporary Gallery presents “Dreams”, a juried exhibition of art that runs from November 8 – December 6, 2013,

“Dreams…” is a mixed media show featuring the works of dreams, stemming from the wildest imaginations of over 20 St. Louis artists.

Opening reception Friday, November 8th, 2013 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Green Door Art Gallery: Friday, 1 November 2013

Grand Opening - Friday, November 1st - 5:00PM to 9:00PM

Gallery Artists: John Ahearn, Maggie Ahern, Julie Dubrouillet, Marie Donato, Ron Emig, Arnie Heuvelman,
Anne Ibur, Karen Kelley, Kyle Lucks, Vic Mastis, Greg Matchick, Meg Matson, Kaeko Miahata, Susan Reis, Jerie Rhode, Susan Rogers, Janice Scherer, Pat Sheppard, Linda Smith, Annie Smith Piffel, Diane Tessman, Michele Wells, D.A. Williams, Joyce Yarbrough.

Guest Artist: Sandy Haynes, Garry McMichael will display a few St Louis Arch Photographs.  Annie SmithPiffel student show.

We are going to celebrate with a Grand Opening Artist Reception and would like to invite everyone out to visit with our 25 artists and share a few bottles of wine.  

Grand Opening Featuring - Paris and Beyond
Artists Deborah Williams, Susan Rogers and Michele Wells spent 20 days painting in France recently. It was a trip of a lifetime with 7 days in Paris and 10 days in the Quercy region of south-central France. They were able to visit many of the places that the famous impressionist painted years ago. Monet's private garden, views along the Seine, Arc d'Triumph and Notre Dame in Paris. In southern France they painted from the bluffs of Domme to vineyards and medieval villages in the Lot river valley. Deborah, Susan and Michele are excited to share their many stories and paintings of their trip. Many done on location and some in their studios since their return.

21 North Gore
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Starlight Gallery: Sunday, 27 October 2013

Opening Reception for Mark Witzling, October 27th, Sunday, 2-4 PM

 Mark is a St. Louis based artist working in cold wax and oil.  Several recent shows include "Layers of Art", Picasso's, 33April and 33October by MySLART in Webster Groves and Ogletree Deakins Attorney Offices. His work is abstract and his hope is "to create art which makes the viewer stop, be still for a moment and reflect".

The gallery is open Monday-Thursday 2-8 PM and Saturdays 10-4. You may call for an appointment.

The Starlight Gallery
903 Main Street
Highland, IL

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 1 November 2013

Ellen Jantzen: Transcending Reality (Front Room)
Joan Hall & Buzz Spector: Papers (Project Room)
Daniel Raedeke: The Things that Paintings are Made of (New Media Room)

Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 2013, 5-9 pm
November 1-30, 2013

Daniel Raedeke continues his interest in blurring the definition of painting through an examination of process and focused experiments in technique. With his new paintings, Raedeke has created a stripped-down handmade vocabulary of abstraction. The paintings are a nostalgic acoustic soundtrack of pattern, shape and composition that evoke modernism, paper assemblage, collage, craft and layered digital imaging. Raedeke both emphasizes and deemphasizes the paint, exploiting the innate characteristics of acrylic by transferring thin translucent veneers of paint to the canvas. At times, the brushwork and painterly handmade approach is accentuated while at other times the process is obscured.

The result is a sort of modernist Colorforms through a seemingly random combination of fragments and polygons that are realized across a series of filters such as color transparencies, outlines, cell shades, and wire frames. The effect is to make the paintings appear simultaneously hand fabricated and digitally printed. Inspired by motion sequences and wireframes of animations he produced, Raedeke pares down earlier digital and painted works to their primitive parts, layering the shapes into composites that reference both modernism and computer generated layering.

In the Front Room, the gallery presents an exhibition by Ellen Jantzen titled Transcending Reality. Just as Raedeke blurs the definition of painting, Jantzen blurs the definition of photography. Her work explores the states of reality: how it is experienced and revealed. To depict something so abstract is, unsurprisingly, no easy task. Jantzen’s photographic series relies on the trust people place in the medium. She digitally reconstructs her photographs, pushing them to more ambiguous forms, allowing viewers space to project their own imaginings and meanings to them. In doing so, she is able to make visual that which has no visual component. She takes viewers beyond the surface of an image, where something deeper and unexpected is revealed.

In the Project Room, the gallery presents a two-person exhibition of Joan Hall and Buzz Spector titled Papers.

In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a three-minute looped animation by Daniel Raedeke titled, The Things that Paintings are Made of. The short motion sequences depict the deconstruction and re-assemblage of his current paintings on display. The movement of his paintings in the video adds another dimension for the viewer to Daniel’s work. The arbitrary movement of the fragments in the work creates a sort of painted “screen saver” that extends the context of the paintings and creates connections to their graphic inspiration.

Public Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 7 November 2013

November 7-January 8, 2013/2014
Opening Reception on November 7, 4-7 PM

Rehearsal is the 2nd annual exhibition featuring the artwork of UMSL’s graduating seniors. As such, the exhibit will feature a widely varied collection of art submitted by students with backgrounds in many different disciplines, including painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media. . The purpose for the show is to provide the seniors with an educational workshop of sorts, a “rehearsal” to present their work in a formal, prfessional way. Participating in Rehearsal: Caitlin Aasen, Stephanie Banks, Terry Berg, Benjamin Catic, Conor Flecke, Emily Gogel, Dee Kuhlmann, David Lee, Kate Lynn, Zoe Nicholson, Seth Rodgers, Victoria Wayne, Jeff Yeckel.

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

Monday, October 14, 2013

Northwest Coffee and Roasting Company: Friday, 15 November 2013

Bugs, Bees and Beets: paintings by Terrri Shay and Kathy Ladd
Opening Friday, November 15th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Daily November and December, 2013; hours Mon through Fri 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat and Sun 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Terri Shay – The work I create is meant to amuse, intrigue, foster curiosity and mystery through original form and movement inspired by organic growth and nature. I attempt to recreate what has already been seen and understood through my observation of cycles and patterns in relationship with my own vision and creative interpretation. This could be the familiar scene of a landscape, garden or a figure, digested and reinterpreted giving them new playful movement and a slight change in color pallet recreated from a different angle. This creative process is ever changing and mercurial, in reflection of the seasons, harmonies cycles, childish melodies and the adaptive observational imaginative mind."

Kathy Ladd – "The fragrant smell and feel of nature along with nature's colors and shapes inspire me to attempt to create lyrical compositions with my paintings. Every spring, summer and autumn weekends growing up were spent with my family in the country, either on a simple farm with my grandparents or on a small lake with a very primitive house. I believe these simple beginnings cause me to, whenever possible, pursue painting outdoors, this way helps me connect at a more visceral level with my subjects, in this case, vegetables and flowers. My hope is that you enjoy my work as much as I do expressing it."

Northwest Coffee and Roasting Company
8401 Maryland Avenue
clayton MO 63105.

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 15 Novembeer 2013

Duane Reed Gallery presents the latest work of artist Jill Hackney. Exhibition opens Friday, November 15th with a reception that evening 5–8 pm. The exhibition will run through January 4th.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5 pm.

Best known for her still life and landscape work, Jill Hackney's focus is to show light’s impact on her subjects through layers of vertical and linear strokes. Using the natural texture of the wood on which she paints, each painting is approached with a sense of nostalgia. The end effect is a union of the senses, which awakens feelings of joy, serenity, and peace.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 2 November 2013

An Altered Reality: Surreal Photo Still Life and Hand Woven Photographs
Linda Mueller. Emily Stremming.

November 2 through November 30, 2013.
Opening Reception, Saturday November 2, 2013, from 7 to 10pm.

Lily Tomlin once mused, “Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.” In An Altered Reality, two women use cameras to create images that stretch verisimilitude to the breaking point. Linda Mueller uses pixel manipulation to create still lifes that look like Salvador Dali paintings. Emily Stremming employs a sharp blade and a hands-on weaving technique to create photographic cityscapes that appear pixelated. Each woman shoots photographs of a familiar reality then, through radical reconstruction, creates an altered reality that is recognizable, yet strangely unfamiliar. Twenty-four images are on view at PHD Gallery from November 2- 30, 2013 with a free public reception for the artists on Saturday, November 2, from 7-10PM.

Inspired by the still life painting of Georges Braque, Mueller considers her work object portraiture. On the surface, the collection of photographs represents owned objects. In actuality, it is an interpretation of personal stories and history. The portraits are intimate glimpses into what objects individuals cherish which attempt to blur the lines between memories, recollections, and character. In one image we see an open suitcase atop an antique medical cabinet. The case contains hundreds of dollars, two snakes intertwined, and a freshly pressed sports shirt. We begin to realize that the case and the cabinet have impossible perspective and that lids and drawers could not possibly close, and that, in fact, everything is tilted slightly forward. Another still life shows a nightstand with an ax and a bible on top and a porcelain clock precariously balanced on two legs. In another image we see only a chair in a room with windows overlooking a wooded area. The chair combines multiple angles that do not relate, yet, like a staircase from an Escher drawing, they somehow come together. Though Mueller’s images defy basic physics, they illuminate basic challenges of human existence.

Delving into photographic theory including the writing of Roland Barthes, Stremming challenges the qualities and limitations of the photographic medium and the connotations that apply to the language of photography. She creates images that go against the notion of a photographs being a reproducible object. The digital revolution of photography has made her question the ways in which a photograph can be constructed. Choosing cityscapes as her subject matter, Stremming uses a large format camera to capture clarity, but more importantly, to combine old traditions with new ones. She creates archival pigment prints that are physically deconstructed, then reconstructed by literally cutting them to ribbons, and then employing a traditional weaving technique to put them back together. The process of weaving two similar images together not only slows down the process of physically constructing the image by hand, but it also allows the viewer to read the image more slowly, in a fragmented form that, oddly enough, mimics a pixilated image. Each woven digital print is a one of a kind confluence of modern and historical process.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Panorama Folk Art Gallery: Friday, 18 October 2013

Panorama Folk Art Gallery presents: "Creepy Christmas": the Edgy Art Of Bob Hoke and T-Marie Nolan

Opening Night: Friday, October 18, 4-9pm
1925 Cherokee St
St Louis, MO

Friday, October 11, 2013

Northwest Coffee and Roasting Co.: Saturday, 9 November 2013

Grand Opening of "Earth, Wind and Fire," sculptures by Catherine Magel, Ron Fondow, Bill Christman and Dara Katzenstein, will be held on Saturday, November 9th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Help us celebrate the opening of this new exhibit space displaying the ceramics and metal sculpture works created using all three elements – earth, wind and fire! Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments, poetry, conversation, bonfire. Exhibiting: November - December, 2013.

Hours: Mon-Sat 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, Sun 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Northwest Coffee and Roasting Company
Central West End location
4251 Laclede Avenue

Gallery 210: Saturday, 19 October 2013

Cape Dorset Prints: The Kinngait Studios
October 19 to December 7, 3013

A reception for the exhibition Cape Dorset Prints opens Saturday, October 19, 2013. Starting at 4PM in the auditorium at Gallery 210 on the UMSL the film "Kinngait:Riding Light Into the World" , director Annette Mangaard, will be shown followed by a presentation by Professor Jeff Sippel. A reception for the exhibition will follow immediately.

Cape Dorset Prints: The Kinngait Studios is an exhibition of Native American prints from an artist group in Cape Dorset, Canada. The Kinngait Studios, as the print studios at Cape Dorset have come to be called, are one of the longest continually operating publisher of original prints in Canada. Founded in the 1950's, it is a model of the Inuit art-producing community.

The aesthetic qualities of the Cape Dorset Prints are a somewhat integral enigma, for they possess the spirituality and mysticism that is ever-present in Native American art. The prints very much present the notion of an inborn communication between man and the natural world through media ranging from stone cut, etching and aquatint, stencil, lithograph, felt-tip pen, to colored pencil. Many of the prints share a conversation as well-a commentary on the relationship betwn the Inuit community and the Euro-American civilization and the assimilation of the two cultures.

Handicapped parking is available near Galley 210.

Gallery 210
44 East Drive, TCC
One University Blvd
Saint Louis MO 63121
(314) 516-5976


Lisa Sanditz: Rotting Jack-O
October 11 - November 7, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, October 11, 6pm-8pm

Lisa Sanditz’s Rotting Jack-O, 2012, looks beyond the cliched seasonal motif because the painting has an inward looking feel. The smiley faces on the carved Jack-o-Lantern seem trapped there as if in a psychedelic lava lamp. The sense of a world quaking in ecstasy and calmed, on the verge of disintegration is palpable. The painting could descend into a slap stick example of “bad painting”, but this is a danger the painter courts, with multiple coats, a sedimentary layer of touches punctuated by their bursts of pigment, balanced by a soft “out of focus” effect and radioactive focal points. However fluid in its interpretation, the painting of this sliced up pumpkin won’t fall down on its face bored with its own existence.

By appointment only.

5723 Dewey Ave. 1st floor
St. Louis, MO 63116

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 11 October 2013

Bruno David Gallery presents an exhibition titled Montumental Paintings by Bill Kohn.
The opening preview is Friday, October 11, 2013 from 6 to 9 pm.

Bill Kohn was an American painter, and traveled the world sharing his vision of many significant places through his paintings that are celebrated for their striking colors and dizzying perspectives. In his work, he illuminated the architecture and landscapes of places such as the Machu Picchu in Peru, the Duomo in Florence, the bridges of Paris, Khajuraho, and Jaiselmer in India, all of which we recognize for their immense size and beauty. Kohn knew that none of these monumental landmarks could be confined to a mere average-sized canvas. These paintings needed to have a striking presence: a size that mirrored the impression they left.

This exhibition zeroes in on the importance and effectiveness of Kohn's use of scale. It features several of his largest paintings, including a vibrant and immense depiction of the Grand Canyon. Each of the pieces is of a different location, but all are properly portrayed on a vast canvas, and rendered more captivating than the sites themselves.

In the Project Room, the gallery presents a two-person exhibition with Joan Hall and Buzz Spector titled Papers. The exhibition will coincide with the conference Papers! Please! at Washington University in St. Louis and Webster University (October 17-19, 2013). The conference events and activities will include an array of workshops and demonstrations, lectures, exhibitions, and museum tours. The role paper plays in the creation of our identities as individuals and communities will be a focus of the conference, with discussion about the interconnectivity between art, craft, and theory.

Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Boulevard
Saint Louis Missouri

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Webster Groves Gallery Crawl: Saturday, 12 October 2013

The Webster Community Arts Foundation is having "Art on the Town this Saturday, the 12th. All events are listed at <>.

The May Gallery will be open from 6:30-9 pm for a wine and cheese reception as part of the "gallery crawl." Stop by and see the work of Arkansas photojournalist Brian Chilson, and enjoy some refreshments.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Gallery at RAC: Friday, 25 October 2013

The Gallery at The Regional Arts Commission Presents
Larry Emerson and Byron Sletten: ORIGINS: NATURAL SELECTIONS
Gallery Opening: Friday, October 25 from 5:30 - 8:30pm
Gallery Talk:  Wednesday, November 13  5:30 - 7:00pm
Exhibition continues through December 21
This exhibition presents the photographs, mixed media, and video installations of Larry Emerson and Byron Sletten. Curated by Ellen Curlee, the show explores the beauty that exists within the mysteries of the world around us. Emerson's photographic vision is brought together with Sletten's computer generated renderings to examine "what we see, can't see or often just miss - right before us."

 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)

Monday, October 07, 2013

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery: Friday, 11 October 2013

“Fear II” a juried exhibition running from October 11 – November 1, 2013.
The Opening reception is Friday night, October 11, 2013 from 7 PM until 10 PM.

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Gallery Admin: Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 1:30pm

Please join Erica Popp for the reception for her "Urban Landscapes" exhibit at Gallery Admin at Florissant Valley Community College on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 1:30pm. She will also be giving a gallery talk during that time, and would love to answer any questions about the work or hwe art practice.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Green Door art gallery: Saturday, 12 October 2013

 Terry Whittle: Whimsical Watercolors
September 4, 2013 – October 30, 2013
Opening reception held on October 12, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.
Green Door Art Gallery is exhibiting “Whimsical Watercolors” which is a series of original watercolor illustrations that were created by Terry Whittle for a book that is now out of print.  They are beloved favorites of his family and friends now being made available to the public.

When asked to describe his work Terry says, "My paintings contain a clear connection to the diversity God has created within the world around us. I seek to explore the colors of nature in all its variations. The constantly changing, luminary energy of the world and the shadowy dimensions of reflecting landscapes, flowers and trees are endlessly fascinating to paint."

Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore Ave
Webster Groves, MO  63119