Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 10 January 2013

The Bonsack Gallery exhibit entitled “Rival Schools: Shared Ceramic Vision” will feature the works of grades 9 through 12 ceramics students from John Burroughs School and MICDS. The show will run from January 10 through February 5. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Friday, January 10, in the gallery.
“Rival Schools: Shared Ceramic Vision" is curated by Burroughs ceramics teacher Andrew Denney and MICDS ceramics teacher Bill Yonker,  Using clay as their medium, Denney and Yonkers encourage their students to aspire to clear ideas, technical art training, and heightened aesthetic sensibilities. Included in the exhibit are works of utilitarian pottery, pieces inspired by continued interest in the vessel format, and ceramic sculpture. “Ultimately, our mission is to challenge our students to become fine object makers and discover their own personal voice in clay,” says Denney. 
 Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 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 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 17 January 2013

“Celebrating Heart”
January 4, 2014 – February 28, 2014
Opening reception held on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 5-9 p.m.

Green Door art gallery is having an opening reception for “Celebrate Heart” from 5 - 9 pm on January 17, 2014.  The exhibit will feature watercolorist, Paul Jackson. Jackson will be signing his book “Wandering Watercolorist”, Saturday, January 18 from 1-3 p.m.

Henryk Ptasiewicz will be featuring his acrylic hearts. Ptasiewicz’s style is surrealistic.  He says, “if you can paint the real world, then you have a chance to illustrate another one.”  He likes to paint things which only exist in his mind.

Hours are Wednesday try Sunday 10:00 - 5:00 pm - closed Monday and Tuesday
Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore
in Old Webster Groves in the historical Heritage Building.
(314) 402-1959

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Green Door Gallery: Friday, 27 December 2013

Holiday Reception and final days for "Paris and Beyond"
Friday Dec. 27, 5 to 9pm.
Christmas will soon be over and it will be time to relax. We are planning a holiday reception Friday Dec. 27, 5pm to 9pm. Bring your "out of town" guests along for a night on the town. Last chance to see the paintings of D.A. Williams, Susan Rogers and Michele Wells' trip to France. There may even be a few new one's painted in their studios since returning back. For the evening only there will be a 15% discount available on all France painting prints in the print bin.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fifty09 Gallery: Friday, 20 December 2013

RAC Gallery: Friday, 10 January 2013

The Gallery at The Regional Arts Commission Presents
Irrevocable Fragments: David Dolak, Byron Darnell Rogers, and Clayvon Ambrose Wesley

Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 2014 5:30 – 8:30pm

Irrevocable Fragments explores the memories and influences that define our purpose as individuals. By examining such themes through a variety of painting and mixed media work, the exhibit reveals the autobiographical relationship between the artist and his creation. “The artworks – through different composition, content and framing methods – encapsulate fragments of places, families and friends that help us make sense of who were are in this world.”

Curated by Rene Dimanche

Exhibition runs Friday, January 10 through Saturday, February 15, 2014

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Saturday noon to 5 p.m.

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112

Free parking behind The Pageant & metered street parking

Monday, December 16, 2013

Philip Slein Gallery" Friday, 10 January 2014

 Catherine Howe, Gold Painting (Morandi I), 2013, acrylic, mica, oil, alkyd on canvas, 66 x 72

Reception: Friday, January 10th, 2014, 6-8 pm runs through February 15th

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present recent paintings by Catherine Howe. Her own words, "I am Nature," describe the way Howe marries form to content in depicting nature. Her use of nature morte, the still-life, echoes the affinity between expressionism and vanitas painting by emphasizing living "in the moment."  Practicing what she preaches, her paintings are wildly gestural, spontaneous, lush depictions of still-life, born from life itself.

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Ave.
Central West End

Monday, December 09, 2013

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center: Friday, 7 February 2013

Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home

Curator Marci Rae McDade explores the harsh effects of our troubling times through seemingly comfortable works of art.

February 7 – April 20, 2014 / Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 6 – 9pm, with curator’s comments at 6pm

Craft Alliance (CA) is pleased to announce the opening reception of Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home, from 6pm – 9pm on Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Kranzberg Arts Center. The exhibition opens in conjunction with First Fridays in Grand Center.

Fail-Safe features a wide range of artists creating textile and fiber-based works of contemporary art. Although the media these artists are working with are familiar (embroidery, found objects, textiles, etc.), each piece is loaded with incendiary content directly in opposition to the comfort imbued by the material itself. The pieces in this show comment on difficult aspects of life in 21st century, relating to poverty, racism, digital disconnect, and the fleeting nature of life itself.

All of the artworks included in Fail-Safe were made in the last 10 years, allowing the exhibition to thematically reference the tumultuous years following Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, and the economic crash. The sense of unease and uncertainty associated with this time period is directly reflected in the works included here, and the artists are specifically trying to draw the audience into conversations about these difficult issues. Potent in premise, much of the more subtle and formally arresting work offers new points of access for viewers to reconsider the state of our country today as we look toward the future.

Participating artists include (in alphabetical order):Kathryn Clark (San Francisco), John Coffelt (NYC), Vic De La Rosa (San Francisco), Marc Dombrosky (Seattle), Robert Fontenot (Los Angeles), Carol Jackson (Chicago), Amanda McCavour (Philadelphia), Rachel Meginnes (Seattle), Mark Newport (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), Loren Schwerd (Baton Rouge), Mary Smull (Philadelphia), Anna Von Mertens (Connecticut), Stacia Yeapanis (Chicago)

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday 11am – 6pm / Saturday 10am – 5pm / Sunday 12 – 5pm

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand
St. Louis, MO 63103

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Thursday,19 December 2013


Owen Armour: En gang runt sin egen axel
December 19 - 31, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 19, 6pm-8pm

Copenhagen based acoustic artist Owen Armour often records silence, that is, the ambient sounds he finds in sublime landscapes, like a recent project in Greenland Traces of Pressure, 2013. Records from his journey are incorporated into sculptures and play out in an infinite loop. The Recordings are primarily made as a search for a silence, not for sounds per se, in a place so desolate only the foolhardy venture. For his show at Isolation Room, Armour takes recordings from inside a version of the Gallery Kit (constructed in Copenhagen over the 2013 summer) and replays them in the original construction built in St Louis. For Armour silence is often beyond reach, a phantom, a copy and a facsimile. Here silence is a record of the sound produced inside one volume playing inside another physical volume then cancelled out, cubed and dubbed over.

ST. LOUIS MO 63116

Thursday, December 05, 2013

May Gallery: Friday, 6 December 2013

Gallery logo

The Contest
6-20 December 2013

High school photo contest 2013

Opening Reception Friday, 6 December, 5-7 pm

Photographs by students of Eureka High School, Hazelwood Central High School, Lutheran South High School, Parkway North High School, Parkway West High School, Parkway South High School, Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, and Webster Groves High School

and in the Small Wall Gallery, the Scotland Travel Journalism Group

The May Gallery is located on the second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building at 8300 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves MO 63119. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm.

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 13 December 2013

John Watson: Materials

"Materials" opening exhibition is  on Friday December 13th from 6-8pm.

Working primarily with reclaimed wood, mostly salvaged from the cast-offs of trade and industry, building sites, or home remodeling projects, I build objects and installations that reference the spaces and places of our built environment. I am keenly interested in “make-do” structures built out of necessity with whatever is on hand—the shack built on the side of a landfill, the roughly mended shanty, scrap-wood birdhouses, cobbled together tree forts…

 In my work, I attempt to build along a fine line between structure and collapse, between the well made and the slapped together, between the cherished and neglected, and between success and failure. The work is at once playful and serious, animated and motionless, familiar and curious, autonomous and dependent.

 Materials represents a selection of sculptures and drawings created during the past year. Taken collectively, the body of work represents my interest in observing, collecting, and building. Taken individually, each piece stands as an example of my explorations of material, object, and space.  Whether they make direct reference to existing structures (as is the case with Monza, which interprets a famous section of a racecourse, or Sunlander, which takes cues from railroad tracks), or they are wholly new inventions (as in Amended, a product of collected observations and ideas, or Pagoda, a ramshackle take on a more refined architectural structure), each work recalls something of a familiar manmade mark on our landscape.

Cecille R. hunt Gallery at Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63119