Monday, June 30, 2014

Kemp Auto Museum: Sunday, 27 July 2014

"Precocious Metals"
Opening Reception July 27th 2pm-4pm

 Please join us as we unveil Michael Rubin's photographic rendition of vintage luxury marques. His unique perspective showcases the subtle nuances of these exquisite automobiles that even the most experienced automotive connoisseur might miss. The reception on July 27th will also feature complimentary guided tours by our on-staff docent along with light hors d'oeuvres, and wine available for purchase. Museum admission on the day of the reception will be reduced to $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Please email your RSVP to The exhibit will include 25 pieces and will continue to be displayed through September 7th at no additional cost to Museum guests.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Green Door Art Gallery: Friday, 11 July 2014

 Local Inspiration exhibit will be shown at the gallery through August 30 with a reception, Friday, July 11, from 5-9 pm.
Linda Weins encaustic paintings are nature, time, serenity and imagination. Rob Dreyers focus is on nature-inspired artwork, working predominantly in oil on canvas. His objective is to focus the viewer on the beautiful patterns in nature through personal encounters with wildlife. Dave Whited turned to watercolor to capture the birds from his long time hobby, photographing birds. He uses his own photos to give the birds he captured with his camera the feeling that he saw in the various species as he took the pictures.
Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore
in Old Webster Groves

The Dark Room: Thursday, 26 June 2014

Amongst The Transmissions, our third photography exhibit, opens this Thursday, June 26th and runs through August 27th. We will host a reception with curator David Johnson on opening night from 6-9pm, and we will also hold a neighborhood reception on July 4th in conjunction with First Fridays in Grand Center.

"Amongst The Transmissions" features five artists from across the country: Andrew James, St. Louis; Kent Krugh, Fairfield, Ohio; Christine Shank, Rochester, New York; Doug Ness, Missoula, Montana, Easton Selby, Conway, South Carolina.

Curated by David Johnson in conjunction with the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

Embodying the nexus of art and life in Grand Center, The Dark Room wine bar and photo gallery offers patrons an opportunity to experience fine art and fine wine under the same roof. Rotating monthly photography exhibits curated by the International Photography Hall of Fame, locally sourced menu items, and a progressive wine program curated with care by Bill Kniep of Pinnacle Imports will make The Dark Room the ideal place for friends to SIP, SEE & SHARE!

Monday closed, Tuesday-Wednesday 4pm-midnight, Thursday-Saturday 4pm-1am, Sunday 4pm-midnight.

615 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63013

Monday, June 23, 2014

Duet: Friday, 27 June 2014

The Point of ‘Différence’: Marta Pierobon (Brescia, Italy) and Brett Williams (St. Louis)
Curated by Rebecca Harris (London)

June 27 - August 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, June 27, 6pm-8pm

Gallery Talk: Saturday, June 28, 2pm

Only at this point have either Brett Williams or Marta Pierobon decided exactly what works they will present and how, for the culmination of a project that is set to continue beyond this exhibition. The thematic premise has become lost and then found in the wilderness of engagement, of moving in the other's physical working spaces. The show acts as an attempt to engage with what practice might be as well as approach forms of engagement as a method for testing the assumptions of reading around and interpretation of art.

Seeing this an opportunity to test their distinct practices based on the experience of working far away and then very much alongside one another in St. Louis, the decision of what is being presented – or in the case of Pierobon, made in the week running up to the show – has come out of conversations, studio visits, and the experience of recognizing and ignoring the disparities of experience as much as the issues of activating that thinking and working space, based on geographical location. This exhibition culminates after several months of scattered online conversations, emails, and instant messages: aspects of which one might recognize in each artist's work as presented and the way in which the show is curated in the space. While Williams presents examples of his practice that might be familiar to viewers here, one can find something unexpected by this pairing with Pierobon: the possibility for both artists' practices to evolve is therefore based on a form of non-participatory collaboration.

3526 Washington Avenue Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63103

Friday, June 20, 2014

Kirkwood Public Library: Friday, 20 June 2014

Illustrator Julie Hammond

Opening reception 5:30-6:30 pm

On display through 31 July.

140 E. Jefferson Ave.
Kirkwood MO

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Saint Louis Artists Guild: Friday, 13 June 2014

Saint Louis Artist Guild Summer Regional Exhibition
The opening reception is Friday, June 13th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  The Saint Louis Artists Guild's Summer Regional Exhibition is an all-media, all-styles, all-content juried exhibition of artwork created by artists residing in Missouri and Illinois.  It runs June 13 to August 10

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 11 June 2014

Next reception is Friday, July 11, 5 to 9pm.

Gallery Artists: Marilynne Bradley, Julie Dubrouillet, Marie Donato, Ron Emig, Arnie Heuvelman,
Anne Ibur, Karen Kelley, Kyle Lucks, Garry McMichael, Vic Mastis, Greg Matchick, Kaeko Miahata, Susan Reis, Jerie Rhodem, Susan Rogers, Janice Scherer, Janet Scherrer, Steve Scherrer, Pat Sheppard, Linda Smith, Annie Smith Piffel, Diane Tessman, Michele Wells, D.A. Williams, Joyce Yarbrough, 

Guest Artists: Cheryl Dorris, Photography; Julie Wiegand, Oil Painting;  Del Dace, Painting;Allison L. Norfleet Bruenger, Jewelry; Nancy Koehler, Jewelry.

Old Webster - A Summer Night Street Dance
Saturday, June 21, 5 to 10pm.

On June 21 Webster Groves will close North Gore and host a great party. We are planning some special events for the day of the street dance. Come by and take advantage of our "Make & Take" table. We will have all the makings for you to design and make your own greeting cards. Free and fun for the whole family. 

Green Door art gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 AM-5 PM, Closed Monday and Tuesday.
21 North Gore
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Monday, June 09, 2014

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum: Thursday, 19 June 2014


June 19 / September 28
Opening Reception / Thursday, June 19 / 6-9p

From people watching to storytelling, Portrait/Process appeals to the voyeur in all of us while exploring the various genres of photographic portraits. The exhibition examines approaches in contemporary photography, and provides a historical perspective on the portrait from the daguerreotype to the smartphone.

The exhibition is divided into sections exploring the various portrait forms such as the environmental portrait, the self portrait, the vernacular portrait and the historical portrait. The photographs illustrate how various processes facilitate the intent, concept and expression of the artist.

In addition to works by Contemporary American artists, the exhibition includes iconic images from St. Louis collections, the International Photography Hall of Fame collection, as well as an amazing selection of daguerreotypes from a local collector.

Click here for more information about this exhibition.

Photographers featured in photograph: Brian Riley / Heather Bennett / John Foster / Mikael Kennedy / Ellen Jantzen / Eric Shultis / Patti Gabriel / Michelle Rogers Pritzl / Oscar Rejlander / Emily Stremming / Michael Dvorak / Mark Katzman

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
3415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 535-1999

Framations Custom Framing and Art Gallery: Friday, 13 June 2013

"Worth Repeating"
Opening reception on June 13 from 6-8pm. The exhibit will continue through July 17. 

"Worth Repeating" focuses on the overall element of repetition. In this case, artists could enter work that included the idea of repetition, be it color, pattern, texture, form, etc. This type of theme leaves the creative process open for the artist to explore and define their own terms on what they think of that is "Worth Repeating".

Gallery Two features the work of two artists. Kathleen Barnes and Jane McDowell will display a more than two dozen paintings each, each in their own medium. Barnes, working almost entirely in oil, delights in bold color. Her paintings focus in on traditional florals and still lifes. McDowell's work in soft pastels, brings to life scenes from travels to Maui as well as from the Midwest. together, they have created an exhibit entitled "Duets: harmony in Color". This exhibit will also open on June 13 and continue through July 17.

Framations Custom Framing and Art Gallery218 North Main Street

St. Charles, MO

Friday, June 06, 2014

Art & Air: Firday-Sunday, 6-8 June 2014

Friday, June 6, 
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, June 7, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 8, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Art&Air, a one-of-a-kind fine arts fair, is set amongst the beautiful park setting of Eden Theological Seminary, in the heart of historic Webster Groves, Missouri. It is conveniently located near Downtown St.Louis and Clayton. Art&Air, continually noted as a favorite fair among artists, because of unmatched hospitality and amenities, showcases many varieties of art, while offering delectable food, top-notch musical performances, and unique creative activities for the whole family.
Click on the link for a copy of our 2014 Art&Air Map.

PHD Gallery: Saturday, 7 June 2014

Fashion designer Michael Drummond
“Selfie STL, Opening reception 7-10 p.m., Saturday, June 7
Exhibit on view through July 1

The exhibit includes local artists, photographers, educators, journalists and politicians. Most were taken with a cell phone, in a mirror or with an outstretched arm. The rules contain no restrictions as to “nudity” or “good taste.”

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee St.
St. Louis MO 63118

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 14 June 2014

Free reception for "Honor Awards 2014" exhibition
Saturday evening, June 14, 2014, 6-8 p.m.

JUNE 14-JULY 10, 2014

Art Saint Louis proudly presents Honor Awards 2014 a new multi-media art exhibition opening soon: June 14 and running through July 10, 2014, in the Art Saint Louis Gallery at 1223 Pine Street in the historic Park Pacific building in downtown St. Louis.

Honor Awards 2014 is an all media curated exhibit featuring works by 10 of seventeen artists who received Awards of Excellence in our juried exhibits during 2013 as curated by Kathryn Adamchick. This exhibit features 45 recent artworks in ceramics, mixed media, paintings, photography, and textiles.

Serving as Curator for this exhibition was Kathryn Adamchick, an independent Program Consultant currently working with the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Citygarden/Gateway Foundation and Oasis St. Louis.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Robert Boettcher, St. Louis; John Cooper, St. Louis; Adrian Cox, St. Louis; Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Jane Johnson Hoeltzel, St. Louis; Peter Manion III, St. Louis; Mark Pease, Carbondale, IL; Thomas Matthew Pierson, O'Fallon, MO; Nick Schleicher, St. Louis; Sun Smith-Fôret, Elsah, IL.

HOURS: Monday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.,,  Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays, Closed July 4-5 for holiday weekend.
Art Saint Louis Gallery
& Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café
at the Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Tavern of Fine Arts: Friday, 6 June 2014

Tavern of Fine Arts
Summer Art Show
Emily Peters & Theodore Wood
June-August 2014
Opening: Friday, June 6, 5:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Complimentary appetizer buffet 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Emily Peters' interest in the duality of ceramic and textiles and craft and art has lead her to see each side from many angles from working at Ceramic Art Centers to working at one of the last weaving mills in Philadelphia where she wove upholstery foe classic cars and felt for civil war

Tavern of Fine Arts
313 Belt Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63112
314 367 7549

Duet: Friday, 6 June 2014

Return to Sender
Summer Fundraiser

Friday, June 6, 6pm-8pm

34 artists contributed over 60 pieces and we're absolutely delighted.  The opening for 'Return to Sender' will be tomorrow night, June 6 from 6-8pm during First Fridays in Grand Center.

All 5" x 7" works will be sold for $25 each. The sale of works by local, national and international artists will provide operating support for the gallery.

3526 Washington Ave #300
St Louis, MO, 63103

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 27 June 2014

June 27 – August 23, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, June 27th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm
JILL DOWNEN: Cornerstone (New Media Room)

Michael Jantzen is an internationally known artist whose work has been featured in hundreds of articles, books, magazines, and newspapers from around the world. His work attempts to merge art, architecture, technology, and sustainable design. He has not been educated as an architect but rather as an artist, using architecture as an art form. By incorporating his surroundings, he assimilates his pieces simultaneously to fit within the environment and likewise the environment to accommodate his pieces. Much of his work, in one way or another, explores new ways of thinking about the built environment. The gallery will be showing his latest sculpture from his “M-velope” Series. The sculpture is 12 feet high by 12 feet wide and 20 feet long, it will be at the center of the main gallery space.

Michael Jantzen has always approached his art and design as an inventor, rather than a stylist. By creating architectural art, he is reinventing the built environment so that it can continually be altered to meet the changing needs and desires of its occupants. At times, he attempts to invent systems and components that can be assembled and reassembled in various ways, thus creating form from symbolic references, which relate directly to the specific site and/or function of the project. As a result, another aesthetic component evolves that is unexpected yet equally relevant. In his recent works, he has developed an architectural art structure that holds both functionality and aesthetic beauty. His latest sculpture titled M-velope is one in a series of functional art structures designed to be special places in which to escape from the normal reality of a predictable conventional space. Those who encounter the M-velope will be inspired to think more creatively about their own passions in life. The M-velope series aesthetics are based on the world famous M-house, also designed by Michael Jantzen, which was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The finale shape of the M-velopes are generated from much simpler forms, which are further subdivided into various segments, and hinged in and out to create a “final” form. Reinventing the world’s external spaces and sharing this vision with others to create a better place for all humanity is one of Michael’s goals for his works.

In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a video work “Cornerstone” by Jill Downen.
Downen, known for her white on white wall installations of abstracted bodily forms emerging from architecture, continues to draw on the idea that the human body shares an interdependent relationship to buildings. The three-minute video, created in 2008, zooms in on a stack of real bricks on the artist’s own body. The simple act of breathing, under the weight of building materials, captures a moment of time that is humorous, visceral, and vulnerable. The subtle and rhythmic sensibility Downen brings to video poses metaphoric possibilities about gravity, support and the protection of human fragility within the frame of architecture. While Downen’s art is rooted in site-responsive installation, “Cornerstone” is a video project characteristic of her interdisciplinary approach to uncover new aspects of established boundaries. Downen’s art is a focused investigation of the symbiotic relationship between the human body and architecture expressed in temporal installations, drawings, and models. Her art envisions a place of interdependent relation between the human body and architecture, where the exchanging forces and tensions of construction, deterioration, and restoration emerge as thematic possibilities.

Hours: Wed-Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Monday, June 02, 2014

Craft Alliance in the Loop: Friday, 27 June 2014

Works from the Studios: June 27 – August 10, 2014 / Opening Reception: Friday, June 27, 5:000-8:00pm
CRAFT ON TAP: Friday, June 27, 6:00-11:00pm

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is pleased to announce the opening reception of its biennial exhibition Works from the Studios on Friday, June 27th from 5:00-8:00pm in its Delmar Loop Gallery. This exhibition features art from the students and artists who continue to explore arts education; it is these artists who bring energy and excitement to the Craft Alliance education centers every season. These education centers offer adults and children classes taught by professional artists in clay, glass, metal, fiber, wood, 2D, and 3D graphics classes. Entry-level, intermediate, and advanced classes and workshops are offered throughout the year, providing a welcoming environment for creation of and education about contemporary craft in the St. Louis region.  A community exists in our studios where emerging and advanced craft artists gain knowledge and skills to further their creativity. This biennial juried exhibition represents the quality work created by artists who have been inspired in the studios of Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design.

This year's exhibition has been juried by John Baltrushunas, Director of the Studio Art Program, Director of the Morton J. May Foundation Gallery, and Associate Professor of Art at Maryville University. Prizes will be distributed during an awards ceremony at 6:30pm during the opening reception.

To add to the excitement of this popular exhibition, Craft Alliance hosts CRAFT ON TAP, its 50th birthday bash. This free, outdoor event will welcome the St. Louis community to celebrate the 50 year history of Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design. In addition to the opening reception in the Delmar Loop gallery, the parking lot behind the building will host artist demonstrations in ceramics, glass, and metal, as well as the installation of an interactive mural co-presented by the STL Mural Project. Local food trucks will be on site and free beer and coffee will be provided by Urban Chestnut Brewing Company and Meshuggah Cafe.

Featured artists included in Works from the Studios (in alphabetical order): Beth Anglin, Jeanine Arrighi, Karla Backhoff, David J. Bartels, Patricia Benignetti Taylor, Katie Bensky, Betsy Hill, Lorry Blath, Carrie Bradfield, Jennifer Bradford, Omar Butts, Clarissa Cagnato, Cathy Carney, Steven Cortopassi, Cindy Easterling, Jamie Everding, David Fisk, Lee Fox, Greg Frankhouser, Diane Friedman, Maria D. Gainey, Sunita Garg, Catherine Geyer, Helene Gottesmann, Candy Grisham, Courtney Henson Brienen, Sarah Bebe Heyman, Lisa Hinrichs, Cortez Hodges, Sandy Kaplan, Marie Keaney, Kim L. Kirn, Susan Knecht, Robert Kokenyesi, Camilla Kotrba, Michael Krevenas, Nancy Kurten, Teresa Kurtz, Cynthia Lamboley, Stefanie L. London, Lyn Magee, Debbie Mansir, Jennifer Marquardt, Meghan McGlynn, Mary Lu McManus,  Jean McMullen, Nina Miller, Austin Miller, Paul E.Milligan, Karen Mohan, Dganit Moreno, Julie Moschenross, Sharon Nelson, Tatyana Peace Vaughn, Joel Price, Barbara Rand, Tim Rand, Antonella Rastelli and Mattia Corbetta-Rastelli, Sarah Reid, Ruth Rochester, Hannah Rodgers, Selina Rovinsky, Harriet A. Russell, Beatrice Sansocie, Nancy Sauer, Annie Scheumbauer, Zoe Shepard, Betty Shew, Julie Simon, Jim Sokolik, Elise Tegtmeyer, Ann Ohotto Thompson, Elaine Unell, Robin Utz, Mark Voegtle, Jill Walter, Eric Weis, Amanda Wersching, Miriam Wiegand, Chris Young

Opening concurrently with Works from the Studios in the Charak Gallery- David Charak and Steve Novik: Selected Works. David Charak and Steve Novik have been working with the Craft Alliance wood program since its inception and helped establish the Woodturning studio in our Grand Center education center. Through their time at Craft Alliance, they have created an amazing body of work that we are honored to exhibit.

GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 5pm / Friday ay – Saturday 10am – 6pm / Sunday 11am – 5pm

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