Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery: Friday, 26 June 2015

"Untitled # 1" is a group show of 5 artists including Giada Otten, Erica Popp, Ray Hummel, Albert Yowshien Kuo, and David Rocco. The show's primary emphasis is in photography and painting running for one week only.

Opening Reception is Friday June 26, 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The show runs for one week starting June 26 - July 4 located in the main gallery atFontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery .
This event is free and open to the public, please join us and spread the word to friends and family. 

Giada Otten's Dada inspired images of manipulation of the human form have been the trademark of her diverse series of work. She works with Italian models, artists, musicians, and colleagues as the figures that embody her work.

Erica Popp's work in photography and ceramics display a close attention to detail in subject and craft. Her images travel the spectrum of haunting manipulations to the quiet details in our landscapes and in nature.

Raymond Hummel juggles the life of leisure and music as his endeavors spread across boundaries yet still making time to observe and document his experiences and meetings in the people and places of his life through painting. You can feel his gaze in the subject of all his work that creates a lasting freshness and documentation. His eye for subject is inescapable in his paintings. 

Albert Yowshien Kuo  "Never listened to me. He always did whatever he wanted." said Tim Liddy. His work changes nearly every year dedicating an entire year to a particular subject matter as he searches for the right conversation in his paintings. Though his subject matter shifts, there is an ever looming presence of design and architecture in his compositions. The work draws from his own life experiences along with referencing influences in music and film. The dialogue in his images is often strong and memorable, like going to the movies. Albert will be showing paintings and installation in the show.

David Rocco is the road warrior never without a film camera, including backups just in case. His documentation of events in his life take us to the most bizarre places in the country and the most comfortable places we could feel at home in. His work focuses on strong composition and lighting that pull us into the setting often making the viewer part of the conversation as opposed to being a spy. We are no fly on the wall, we are right there with him.

Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery
6800 Wydown Blvd,
St. Louis 63105

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 10 July 2015

Green Door art gallery in Webster Groves Presents  “Two Year Birthday Bash”
July 1 – August 29, 2015
Opening social held on Friday, July 10,  from 5-9 p.m.

Green Door art gallery will be celebrating “Two Year Birthday Bash” for their two year anniversary which will feature the best pastels of Gateway Pastel Artists.  GPA was founded in 1998 and has educated artists and the public about the beauty and permanency of the pastel medium for the past 17 years in the St. Louis area. The organization has over 40 members and is a part of the International Association of Pastel Societies which has members all over the world.

Pastels have been used as an art medium since the 1600’s. Pastels are sticks of pure pigment held together with a binder, used to create beautiful colorful paintings not necessarily pastel colors.  The pastels of today are very permanent and will last longer than the 100 year old life of an oil painting because they never crack or yellow.  Some of the more famous pastel artists were Impressionist Degas-known for his ballerinas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Impressionist, Mary Cassatt-known for her paintings of mothers and babies.

Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm- Closed Monday and Tuesday

Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore
Old Webster Groves
in the historical Heritage Building
(314) 402-1959

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: sunday, 28 June 2015

Green Varnish, installation view 2015. Photo: Dave Johnson
Green Varnish
Opening & Artist Panel
Sunday, June 28
Public Reception 2:00–4:00 pm
Artist Panel: 2:00–3:00 pm

Join CAM for the opening celebration of Green Varnish, the Museum’s inaugural courtyard installation, with Nomad Studio co-founders William Roberts and Laura Santín, Albie Mitchell of COLLAB, Kelly Luckett, President of Green Roof Blocks, and Missouri Botanical Garden horticulturist Glenn Kopp. Lisa Melandri, CAM’s Executive Director and curator of Green Varnish will moderate the panel discussion.

Designed by landscape architecture firm Nomad Studio, Green Varnish is an undulating field of green that almost completely fills the Museum's 45-by-50-foot courtyard, remaking the space and providing views with a lush, natural experience.

Museum hours: Wed–Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm; open until 8:00 pm Thu & Fri.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Monday, June 22, 2015

World Chess Hall of Fame: Thursday, 25 June 2015

Opening Reception—Battle On The Board: Chess During World War II
Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 6 - 8 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Introduction and remarks by Emily Allred, assistant curator, World Chess Hall of Fame

Open to the public. Complimentary valet, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.
RSVP to Erica Kelly at

Though chess is often perceived as a game of war, it also serves as a means of passing long hours or as an aid in recuperation for members of the military. Battle on the Board: Chess during World War II provides insight into how a game modeled upon battle can provide a sense of home and community as well as demonstrating the dramatic changes the war brought to the game.

The exhibition includes prisoner of war chess sets from the collections of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and National Museum of the United States Air Force, archival material from the John G. White Chess Collection at the Cleveland Public Library, and highlights from the collection of the World Chess Hall of Fame.

World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Thursday, 25 June 2015

Curated by Dana Turkovic

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 25, 6pm-8pm

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit is pleased to present an installation by late artist Joe Flunker (Nov 26, 1982 - May 25, 2014). A large series of small but unique glass pieces fill the space, dripping from the ceiling inside the 9 x 9 foot cube. An experimental multiples series, this glass work was an extension of Flunker’s goblet work, utilizing a tiny spiral motif with simplistic and strategic color play. His self-taught torch skills were supplemented by hot glass studies at SIUE and the Cesare Toffolo workshop at Pittsburgh Glass Center. This exhibition is a testament to Flunker’s dedication to his craft and embodies the revised mission behind Isolation Room/Gallery Kit. As we have cut back on regular exhibitions at home to focus on our international projects, we have been looking only for those works that provide meaningful narrative for the box on Dewey Avenue. 


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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

White Flag Projects: Saturday, 13 June 2015

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Art Gallery Within: sunday, 28 June 2015

Please join us for "Stillness & Light" at Art Gallery Within
Show runs June 28th-Aug 2nd.

Opening reception June 28th, 5:30 pm-8pm.

Women In Focus St. Louis is an artist initiated group of female photographers who have come together to support and promote each other professionally as well as personally.WIF originally founded in Atlanta Ga is in it's 22nd year, WIF Chicago just celebrated it's one year anniversary, and now WIF St. Louis is 6 months old and already having their 2nd exhibit.

Art Gallery Within
Webster Groves Christian Church
1320 W. Lockwood Ave
Webster Groves 63122.

Monday, June 08, 2015

REESEgallery: Friday, 26 June 2015

Please join us for the artists' opening reception of "All Formalities Aside: The Curious Encounter of Kit Keith and Gary Passanise" on Friday June 26th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
"An object makes infinity private," Joseph Brodsky noted.  After contemplating the art objects of Gary Passanise and Kit Keith that statement might be expanded upon: "An object, like a close friendship, makes infinity private."  Quiet undertones mark time in their work (as in their friendship) even as their creative voices distinguish themselves.  This exhibition explores the role of creativity in friendship - and also its inverse - the role of friendship in creativity. 

Address: 3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis | MO | 63118 
Exhibition Run: 6.26.15 to 8.12.15
Hours: Wednesday & Saturday 1-4pm during exhibition run

Gallery at RAC: Friday, 19 June 2015

Art and Archeology from Alumni of the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents WITH NOT FOR: Art and Archeology from Alumni of the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute. We want to showcase, document, and amplify the process of how the network of CAT Institute graduates work within communities with art as the common language. Through visual work and a series of performances, we are mapping our connections and multiple layers of experiences; exhibiting some of the artifacts, archeology and anthropology of arts-based community development projects and programs; and speaking out loud our manifesto of the powerful intersections of community and art.

WITH NOT FOR hones into a few words a key principle of the CAT Institute. In the field of arts-based community development, the most potent work is that in which we are not doing things for people in our communities but working with them - side by side - to create the better world we wish to live in together.

For more information about the CAT Institute and its 300 alumni, visit
Join us at the opening reception on
Friday, June 19 from 5:30 – 7:30pm,
and at our performance series every Friday from
June 26 through July 17.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 19, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Gallery Performances:   
  • Friday, June 26, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Friday, July 3, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Friday, July 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Friday, July 17, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
                                All events are free and open to the public.
                                WITH NOT FOR continues through July 19, 2015.

GALLERY HOURS: Mon through Fri from 10am to 5pm; Sat and Sun 12 to 5pm.   
The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)
6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112 (across from The Pageant)
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking

Friday, June 05, 2015

White Flag Projects: Friday, 5 June 2015

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 12 June 2015

"Badlands Evening", an oil painting by NAA member Judith Repke

Northside Art Association Member Exhibit to Open at Framations June 12

Framations Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit of work by members of Northside Art Association.  Northside Art Association (NAA) began in 1955 with a small group of artists who gathered at a local library to discuss their art.  Within a few years, the group had grown and they began holding open air art shows and an annual group exhibition.  It did not take long for the membership numbers to grow and for the group to become a non-profit organization. With monthly meetings with demonstrating artists and monthly painting competitions, the group holds membership meetings at the Prairie Commons Library and displays throughout the year at the Florissant Civic Centre.  In recent years, the group has expanded its offerings to add a monthly paint-in, a spring and fall workshop, and a web site. 

This NAA Member Exhibition will be on display beginning with an Opening Reception on Friday, June 12 from 6-8 pm. The exhibit will continue through July 16. During the full length of the exhibit, the public will be able to vote for People's Choice. The winner of People's Choice will be on display for an additional 5 weeks after the close of this exhibit. More information about this exhibit can be found at 
Framations Custom Framing and Art Gallery
218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO. 

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

William Shearburn Gallery: Friday, 5 June 2015


The Luminary: Friday, 12 June 2015

Janez Jansa

A New Use of the Self
featuring Lyndon Barrois, Tom Holmes, Janez Jansa, Chelsea Knight, Sara Magenheimer and Chloe Seibert

On Friday, June 12th, The Luminary opens two new exhibitions for its summer program. Opening in the main gallery, A New Use of the Self is a group exhibition responding to the complex negotiation between the personal and political self within an increasingly commercialized terrain.

In Giorgio Agamben's writings, "a new use of the self" considers the biopolitical implications of the individual after the society of the spectacle, speculating on how through an emptying of identity, transformation is again made possible. Featuring Lyndon Barrois, Tom Holmes, Janez Jansa, Chelsea Knight, Sara Magenheimer and Chloe Seibert, the exhibition features forms of pseudo-portraiture that is accompanied by a parallel erasure, reenactments of the self as one object among many, and emptied out sites of transformation.

Also opening in the Entry Gallery
Jessica Harvey, Future Great City of the World 

Can the dreams and scars of a 137 year old secret society still be seen today? While incorporating photography, sculpture, and archival material, Future Great City of the World uses the 1972 unveiling of the Grand Oracle of the Veiled Prophet Society as a starting point to investigate the organization's lasting impact on the physical and cultural landscape of this city.

The Luminary 

2701 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

CAM: Friday, 5 June 2015

ACCUMULUS opens Friday!

Join CAM on Friday, June 5, 5:00–7:00 pm, for a special opening reception for ACCUMULUS, a site-specific installation by graduate architecture students in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University. Positioned within the cantilevered space above CAM's entryway, the installation is composed of clear, reflective, and semi-opaque materials in varying shapes that interact with changing sunlight throughout the day to create the play of light and shadow. Stay for First Fridays in Grand Center, the district's monthly art walk.
First Friday
Friday, June 5, 5:00–9:00 pm
Enjoy an exhibition tour, a drink at the bar, and music by DJ Hubbble. This month, in collaboration with the International Institute, CAM will offer a special Spanish Language tour. 

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Monday, June 01, 2015

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 6 June 2015

ASL new 2012 header 

JUNE 6-JULY 23, 2015  

We invite you to join us at Art Saint Louis for our next exhibition in the Gallery, "Honor Awards 2015." The new show opens with a FREE reception next Saturday evening, June 6, from 6 to 8 p.m
"Honor Awards 2015" features 56 artworks by ten award-winning St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. The artworks include ceramics, drawings, mixed media, paintings, and photography.
The exhibit is presented June 6-July 23, 2015. A free opening reception is held Saturday, June 6, 6-8 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays. Closed Fourth of July holiday & weekend: July 3-4.   

Our "Honor Awards exhibition" is an annual exhibit presented to give our Award-winning artists from the previous year's juried exhibitions an additional opportunity to show their newest or most recent works and have them curated into a special ten-artist exhibition in the ASL Gallery the following year. 
Naxin Fan. Untitled 4. 2014. Indian Clay, Metal, 12"x8"x7".

Serving as Curator of this exhibit was artist Margaret Keller, Professor Art, St. Louis Community College Meramec, St. Louis, MO. Keller is an internationally exhibited artist and art critic whose reviews and writings have been published in Art in America, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, New Art Examiner, and Review 
The 10 artists whose works are featured in this  exhibition areLon Brauer, Granite City, IL; Jo Jasper Dean, Chesterfield, MO; Christa Gearhart Denney, University City, MO; Naxin Fan, Fenton, MO; Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO; 
Damon Gaspar, St. Louis; Beth Goyer, Des Peres, MO; Kerry Hirth, Columbia, MO; Russ Rosener, St. Louis; David M. Yates, Edwardsville, IL.

Lon Brauer. Duckboards. 2015. Oil on Panel, 26"x38".

GALLERY HOURS: FREE & Open to the Public. 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 & major holidays. *Cafe closes @noon Saturday  

PARKING METERS: There is metered street parking on Pine Street and Olive Street. Parking meters run 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday (so, if you arrive to the reception before 7 p.m., you really do need to plug that meter or you risk getting ticketed)Fines are steep and generally start at $10, so don't let your meter expire. Meters do run in downtown until 7 p.m. on Saturday. For additional parking suggestions, download a free Downtown Parking Guide here.

PARK PACIFIC GARAGE: There is hourly parking in the Park Pacific Garage on Olive just West of Tucker (entrance is on the South side of Olive). Parking is at your own expense. For garage parking, pay by cash via a machine in elevator bay no more than 15 minutes prior to departure OR the easier way is to pay by     credit card upon exiting the garage. 
Be sure to take your parking receipt/ticket with you when you exit your car to visit the Gallery or you won't be able to get back in to the garage to get to your garage. YOUR PARKING TICKET is your KEY to get back in to the GARAGE, so bring that with you to the Gallery!

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The Gallery is easily accessible by MetroLink and MetroBus with MetroBus stops on Olive Street and Tucker right near the building.
Art Saint Louis Gallery
& Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café
at the Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 5 June 2015

Join us for an all-gallery opening reception, Friday, June 5 with complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres from 5-7 p.m. Galleries open until 9 p.m. for First Fridays in Grand Center.


Solomon Thurman, Field of Dreams, oil on canvas, 28 x 32 inches

June 5, 2015 - September 19, 2015

Encompassing over 40 years of work in painting, drawing, and sculpture, this exhibition presents an overview of the rich career of Solomon Thurman. Thurman focuses primarily on the American experience with an emphasis on the African Diaspora. Inspired by his own personal history and documented historical events, Thurman's narratives are told in vibrant colors and expressive brush strokes. The exhibition includes paintings from his tour-de-force Personal Migration series, as well as works from his Songs of the Field and recent Highway Landscapes series, among others.


Robert M. Cargo (American, 1828–1902) Frederick Douglass, c. 1860s, albumen print carte de visite, 2 1/2 x 4 inches

June 5, 2015 - August 15, 2015

Built over 20 years, the Robert E. Green collection of vernacular portraits of African-Americans stemmed from the collector's interest in countering the negative Jim Crow imagery often found in 19th century woodcuts and lithographs. The ambrotypes, tintypes and albumen prints in this exhibition, and in the collection, mostly photographed in portrait studios in St. Louis, represent elegantly attired African-American women and men in formal studio portraits, which are an indelible record of their culture in a border state in the mid- to late- 19th century. A collector with a discerning eye and a passion for history and culture, Green has also assembled a selection of fine African and other historical artifacts relating to his own background and history. Highlights include a rare carte-de-visite photograph of Frederick Douglass from the 1860s, originally in the family collection of lawyer and abolitionist, George B. Vashon. 


Mark Appling Fisher, White Hall, Illinois, 2013, inkjet print, 30 x 40 inches

June 5, 2015 - August 29, 2015

Mark Appling Fisher explores the once vibrant towns found within a day's drive of St. Louis, "collecting" buildings and scenes in landscapes that have changed from commercial centers to lonely museums from another time. Born of necessity, these small towns catered to the farms that were built up around them. But, as economic depressions hit, superhighways bisected the landscape and shopping habits changed, small rural towns fell into disrepair. Fisher documents rural structures, transforming them, through photography, into iconic, almost sculptural objects that help to preserve memories of their former life.

Gabriella Cange, The Silver Moon, Golden Sun, 2015, crayon and marker on paper, 12 x 18 inches, High Mount School, Swansea, IL, Teacher: George Wilkerson.

June 5, 2015 - August 1, 2015

Each year, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra sponsors Picture the Music, an art contest open to children in grades K-6 from the St. Louis/Metro East area, who are asked to respond to classical music selections in visual terms. The children's colorful interpretations of music by composers as diverse as Mozart, Glinka and Tchaikovsky, speak eloquently of the ability of music to stir the soul and raise the spirit. In this collaboration between the Sheldon Art Galleries and the Saint Louis Symphony, Sheldon Art Galleries' director Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, who has been an invited Picture the Music contest juror since 2001, chose 50 works from over 500 entries received by the Symphony. This exhibition differs from the Symphony's touring exhibit of 100 works, which traveled to St. Louis-area malls immediately after the jurying process. Many of those chosen for The Sheldon's Director's Choice exhibit are exclusive to this exhibit. This year, students listened to the 4th movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, also known as The Pastoral Symphony. Finished in 1808, it is an expressive piece that was inspired by the rural landscape. The 4th movement depicts a violent thunder storm, which passes as the movement comes to an end.

David Johnson, Ticket Booth, from Kerrville, 2013, pigment print, 16 x 20 inches

June 5, 2015 - August 1, 2015

Since 2008, the not-for-profit group Critical Mass for the Visual Arts has awarded artists and artist collaborations with funding, and an opportunity to exhibit their work through the Creative Stimulus Award Program. The intention of the award is to encourage artists to use the funds to pursue special projects, experiment with new techniques, or to gain better insight into their own working processes. Each spring, a new group of award winners is selected by a jury panel that is comprised of local artists and arts administrators, as well as former Creative Stimulus Award winners. The following year, the selected award winners are given the opportunity to show their work in a group exhibition that is hosted by a regional art gallery or organization. This year, the Sheldon Art Galleries is pleased to partner with Critical Mass for the Visual Arts to present the 2014 Creative Stimulus Award Exhibition featuring Tate Foley, David Johnson and Mel Watkin.

Gallery Talk and Reception:
Tuesday, June 16, 6-8 p.m. Admission free, but reservations required. Call Susan Sheppard at 314.533.9900 x37 to reserve your seat.

Gallery hours: Tuesdays, noon – 8 p.m., Wednesdays –Fridays, noon – 5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Closed on July 4th

Sheldon Art Galleries
3648 Washington Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63108