Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Kirkwood Art at the Station: Thursday, 5 August 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 31 July 2015

Opening reception: Friday, July 31, 5:00-7:00 pm

Teen Museum Studies, a program of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, presents SMELLS LIKE CONTENT, a new, site-specific multi-media installation by Cole Lu, on view July 31 through November 1, 2015, in CAM's Education Gallery. Taiwanese-born, St. Louis-based artist Cole Lu explores the role of technology in communication. Lu's work investigates the fluidity of meaning as mediated through today?s digital climate.

SMELLS LIKE CONTENT is organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by the Teen Museum Studies class of 2015 and Tuan Nguyen, Director of Education. This innovative career-based program introduces teens to the inner workings of the Museum. Participants work with staff members in all departments - from curatorial to public relations to accounting - to organize an exhibition from start to finish.

Duet: Friday, 7 August 2015

If Not Now, When?
Rennie Behrend, Laura Bise, Blair Tramel, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
August 7 - August 21, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, August 7, 6pm-8pm
Duet is pleased to announce If Not Now, When? a pop-up group exhibition curated by Eve Maret.

The act of creation presents a field of limitless possibility. For the artist, the blank page or canvas is paralyzing; the freedom to forge one?s own taste breeds dizzying anxiety. These anxieties arguably form the core of the pleasure of creative acts.  Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard refers to creating as a means to ?destroy what one has clung to?, namely decisions that kill one?s identification with the moribund past and attachment to unsatisfying patterns within oneself. Anxiety over decisions is the ego?s sense of its own mortality. Yet death and rebirth are essential to the creative process, and if this organic cycle is embraced, boundless potential is transformed into the tangible. If Not Now, When? is an interpretation of presence in the process of art-making as understood by artists Rennie Behrend, Laura Bise, Blair Tramel and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung. The work featured in If Not Now, When? offers a glimpse into the realm that lies beyond the clutter created by indecisiveness, art is now, accessible each and every moment. The immediacy of the present; manifests as mark making, the embrace of a new medium and experimentation.
Laura Bise relates, ?Art can be the tension in a person made tangible.? Satisfaction flows from transforming that tension into a thing of beauty or utility; the object is an articulation of humanity?s primary and most natural function: to create. Paradoxically, one assumes the role of divine creator in the process of giving birth to objects by which the world is defined.
In essence, the artists presented in If Not Now, When? embrace and thusly relinquish the anxiety associated with creation. The work of Behrend, Bise, Zuckerman-Hartung and Tramel is an embodiment of surrender to the present moment and its ineffable contents

Kranzberg Arts Center: 7 August 2015

FiftyOneBowie - Portraits by Mark Dethrow - Curated by Jason Gray   
August 7 - 31, Opening reception August 7, 6 - 10pm

Fifty-one years ago, iconic rocker David Bowie released his first single, "Liza Jane," under the name Davy Jones and The King Bees.  Since then, Bowie has proven himself to be one of the most visually fascinating figures of our time.  

With FiftyOneBowie, Mark Dethrow draws inspiration from the wealth of source material that has captured the chameleon performer over the course of his career. Expertly "borrowing" from concert photography and album covers, Dethrow has created fifty-one portraits that honor both Bowie and the many artists who have immortalized him.

This captivating show opens as part of "Sound & Vision: An Art Tribute to Rock & Roll"-- a multi sensory, visual, photographic, and musical collaboration between the Kranzberg Arts Center, The Dark Room Wine Bar and Photo Gallery, curator Jason Gray, and Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design. DJ Mark Lewis will be rocking the reception with Bowie classics, so put on your red shoes and let's dance at the Kranzberg Arts Incubator!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Jacoby Arts Center: Sunday, 26 July 2015

Four distinctly different artists flowing together at the Jacoby Arts Center.
Reception Sunday, July 26, 2PM - 4:30PM

  Join us at the Confluence of Expression overlooking the Mississippi River at Alton, Illinois.

Directions to Jacoby Arts Center   
618 462-5222

Third Degree Glass Factory: Friday, 17 July 2015

"Summer in St. Louis"
Third Fridays are free and family-friendly. Cash Bar, snacks by Chef Heidi ($2-$8)
East Gallery- John Salozzo 
July 17,2015
Third  Friday 6-10pm  

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis Mo 63108
314. 367.4527                     

Componere Gallery of Art: Sunday, 2 August 2015

 John Lautermilch " Impressions of Nature"
August 2-29, 2015
Reception Sunday, August 2, 2 -4

Componere Gallery of Art
5609 Delmar
University City, MO
63130- 314.721.1181

St. Louis Artists' Guild & Galleries: Friday, 31 July 2015

"Art of Illustration, all media exhibition

July 31 - August 22, 2015
Opening Reception Friday July 31 5-8                      

St. Louis Artists' Guild & Galleries
7447 Forysth
Clayton, MO

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 24 July 2015

Michael Marshall "Blue Breakers" Acrylic on paper

   July 24 - September 19, 2015            Summer Sangria Reception July 24 6-8                

Atrium Gallery presents an upcoming summer show featuring highlights from our collection of works on paper. Works by Peter Charlap, Willem deLooper Keith Jacobshagen, Art Kleinman, Julio Larraz, Adrian Luchini, Nicola Lopez, Michael Marshall, Kirk Pedersen, Doug Salveson, Steven Sorman, Janet Sorokin, Francisca Sutil, and Christopher Tanner

Atrium Gallery
4814 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, Mo 63108


Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 24 July 2015

Exhibit examines the theme "Passage of Time"

James Taylor once sang "The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time." In a new exhibit at Framations Art Gallery, artists explore the theme in various media.  Perhaps the focus is on the age of a person, a dilapidated home or other aged structure, a plant past its prime, abandoned objects, etc. Art is in the eye of the beholder, and times passes differently for each of us. This exhibit will begin with an Opening Reception Friday, July 24 from 6-8pm and will continue through August 27. The Opening reception is free and open to the public. 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.

Running concurrently in Gallery Two will be an exhibit of nature photography by David K. Gleeson, Sr. called "Not Just Knots".  In the artist's words, this photography "offers a unique look at some of the amazing shapes that have been etched into the woods and waters of Missouri by the natural elements of wind, rain, and fire." Gleeson finds images in nature, such as faces and animals, images "so detailed that they appear to have been chiseled into the landscape by the hand of an artist." Gleeson's photography will also begin with an Opening on July 24 and continue to be on display through August 27. More information about both exhibits can be found at

Framations Art Gallery
218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 17 July 2015

 Gallery Talk | 5:30 - 6:00 pm

| 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Don't miss the opening of our latest exhibition, Circus! ​This exciting exhibition invites artists of all media to astound our visitors with work celebrating the tradition of the Circus. Circuses and carnivals fulfill a need for people to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, overcoming the impossible in spectacular shows of grace, strength, and mystery. We invite the artist to capture the magic of the extraordinary by paying homage to, referencing, reacting to, or alluding to the spirit of the fantastic spectacular. Sideshows, Freak shows, Traveling troupes, and entertainers—come one, come all and share your revelry in this art exhibition!

Join us for cotton candy, popcorn, and artful conversation!
This opening is free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 24 July 2015


See breathtaking photographs of African Wildlife; Elephants, Lions, Zebra, Birds and more.

The Exhibition runs July 5th through August 15th.
Event Reception Friday July 24, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Featured Guest Artists include:
Greg Holden Photography
Berta Goldgaber Fabric
John Biscan Art Glass

Gallery Hours are 11 - 6 Wednesday through Friday; Saturday 11 - 5; and Sunday 12 - 5
Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 N Bemiston Ave
Clayton, MO 63105

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SLCC Meramec: thursday, 27 August 2015

St. Louis Community College at Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery

Fiber Invitational.  Opening:  Thursday, August 27, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Exhibits are FREE and held at the Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, in the Humanities East Building, first floor, at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, 11333 Big Bend Road, 63122.  For more information, please call 314-984-7632.

Art at the Station: thursday, 6 August 2015

In August, Art at the Station will feature the photography of Max Arens, August 3 thru 31.  The opening reception will be held Thursday, August 6, at the Station.

Exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public. Art may be viewed when the station is open for passengers. 

Kirkwood Train Station
Kirkwood MO

U City Library: Saturday, 18 July 2015

Opening Reception   
2-4 pm

Golden in Silver 
On View Through August 7 

Tintype portraits by Jonathan Berger for Golden in Silver.
Join Jonathan Berger for the exhibition opening for Golden in Silver, his commission for the 2015 University City Sculpture Series. The exhibition features tintype photos of University City residents. Berger will take additional tintype portraits of citizens during the event.

University City Public Library
6701 Delmar Blvd.

John Burroughs School: Wednesday, 29 July 2015

DAMON DAVIS for ArchCity Defenders at Burroughs

All Hands on Deck #5
Lithograph / Graphite
32" x 51" Edition 14 2015
Courtesy of Wildwood Press

Wednesday, July 29 thru Friday, November 20
Haertter Performing Arts Center, John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO 63124

Opening Reception

6 to 8 pm
July 29
featuring a raffle of one print at 7:30 pm
(raffle tickets $10 per - available at the opening or in advance from Wildwood Press)

Proceeds to benefit ArchCity Defenders
Damon Davis is a St. Louis artist who's garnered international attention for his powerful street art in response to the protests in Ferguson.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery: Friday, 17 July 2015

Opening Reception July 17, from 6 to 9 pm - Exhibit runs until August 15, 2015

Featuring the work of John Ahearn, Cathy Gobberdiel, Greg Gobberdiel, Katie Lochhead, Robert Messick. Joe Neaf & Judy Rubin

Figurative drawings, watercolors, monoprints and digital works on paper. Many of the works were created at the Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery's Tuesday evening figure drawing sessions. This variety of styles and varying media offer multiple viewpoints regarding rendering the human figure.
Gallery hours: Please call for an appointmen

Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery
2000 S 39th Street
St. Louis, MO 63110

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Grafica Contemporary Fine Art And Framing: Friday, 31 July & 28 August 2015

Tom Hunt: European Paintings 2015

Opening Reception Friday, July 31 from 6 to 9 pm
Closing Reception Friday, August 28 from 6 to 8 pm

Its a tradition at Grafica to host a show for Tom Hunt when he returns from European travels with a group of Nerinx students. This year there is a record number of students going on the trip — almost 40 at last count. Tom finds time to paint both on his own or with the students. Along the way they study art history and expand their view of the world we all share. Students’ paintings from the trip will also be on display at Grafica.

7884 Big Bend Blvd,
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 961-4020

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Foundry Art Centre: Friday,10 July 2015


The Foundry Art Centre announces the closing reception for Apron Strings: Ties to the Past, an exhibition which reviews the apron’s role as an emotionally charged vehicle for expression with a rich and varied craft history that is still viable today, and The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America, a selection of quintessential American quilts. The closing reception will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. The event offers food, drink and artful conversation. Free and open to the public.

The Foundry Art Centre invites the public to attend a closing reception and meet and greet for Emerging Artist Series artist Nicholas Kriefall and his exhibition Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. The series presents artists fresh on the art scene in an effort to introduce their style to the local art community. The reception will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Free and open to the public.

The Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Center
in the Frenchtown district of Historic St. Charles