Saturday, August 29, 2015

Kirkwood Public Library Gallery: Friday, 4 September 2015

Compônere Gallery of Art: Sunday, 6 September 2015

Snow Dusting
Bernie White-Hatcher

“Changing View”
 acrylic on canvas
Exhibition: Sept. 6–26, 2015Sunday Reception: 2–4 p.m., Sept. 6, 2015

Bernie White-Hatcher

Only since her retirement has Bernie White-Hatcher been able to focus full time on her longtime love: painting. Bernie’s busy career left little time for her to paint. 
For years, Bernie painted rural landscapes of central Illinois. As the years passed, she was a keen observer as “progress and growth”—subdivisions, strip malls and highways—changed the once-familiar landscape. The visual change in her environment, Bernie says, in turn contributed to her evolution and development as an artist.

“As my muse transformed, so did the work I produced. My perspective was mutated and transformed in reaction to the visual changes around me.

“Some of the paintings I produced became aerial perspectives of rural landscapes. Later, these aerial views continued to evolve into images that were far more abstract.”

Please visit for more images of Bernie’s work.

Compônere Gallery of Art: Sunday, 6 September 2015

Sandra Zak
“Earth Bound”
Exhibition: Sept. 6–26, 2015Sunday Reception: 2–4 p.m., Sept. 6, 2015

After a 30-year hiatus, Sandra T. Zak began working again with clay in 2011.

Sandra believes that her pottery reflects both the practical and the creative sides of her personality, contrasting strong, utilitarian forms with designs that complement the spontaneous nature of clay.

In her work, Sandra uses smooth and rich glazes to emphasize—rather than conceal—the rough, earthy nature of clay. 

Please visit for more images of Sandra’s ceramic works.

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 5 September 2015

Join us at The Vino Gallery on Saturday, September the 5th, from 6 pm to 9 pm for the opening reception of New Works by David Langley.  The event is free of charge and we will have complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine tasting.  We hope to see you there!

The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave. 
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Friday, August 28, 2015

Kirkwood Art at the Station: thursday, 3 September 2015

Green Door Art Gallery: Friday, 18 September 2015

Green Door art gallery is proud to present “Jazz It Up”.  Reception will be Friday, September 18 from 5 - 9 pm featuring Spiro Athanas’ abstract, mixed media and computer generated computer paintings, Lon Brauer’s expressive plein air paintings, Mary Jo Clarks architectural pastels, mosaics from the Gateway Mosaics and the work of thirty other artists in various mediums.  Exhibit run thru Oct 27

Green Door Art Gallery
21 N. Gore Ave
Webster Groves, MO  63119

Blank Space: Friday, 18 September 2015

Friday, September 18 at 6:00pm

Repp (of Family Affair) and Roland Burrow are doing a joint show at Blank Space for one night only.

The event will feature
- Black light paintings by Roland
- Fashion & editorial photography by Repp
- Limited-edition 90s gear: clothing & accessories
- Adults-only room upstairs 
- DJ Agile One & a late night DJ (TBD)

Blank Space
2847 Cherokee,
St. Louis 63118

Monday, August 24, 2015

TechArtista: Friday, 28 August 2015

7 pm - midnight

Surface in-Tension 

Experience an installation, live art, and multimedia works all in one dynamic showcase.
Including Lauren Cardenas, Morgan Dowty, Greg EdmondsonJime Gracia, Isaac HowellKahlil IrvingRebecca Lothan,  Ann-Maree Walker, Mariana Parisca, Tucker Pierce, Edo Rosenblith,  Emmeline Solomon, and Ming Ying Hong.

4818 Washington Blvd,

St. Louis 63108

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 11 September 2015

Opening Friday, September 11, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm 

3321 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Reese Gallery: Friday, 28 August 2015


Opening Reception: Friday, August 28th from 6 pm to 9 pm
Artists' Remarks Opening Night at 6:30
Exhibition Runs August 28th to September 30th, 2015

The VESTIGES Project is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary exploration of memory,loss, transition, and expectation in the wake of the 10-year wake of hurricane Katrina and subsequent BP oil spill, which devastated the region. In "Marking Memories 2005-2015" gulf coast artists Jan Gilbert and Debra Howell create installations that, in their own words, function "both as a respository and an investigation: of our collective memory and identity; of the influence of our culture in our memories; of the relationship between our memories and our history."  Jan Gilbert and Debra Howell of the VESTIGES Project, approach their gallery space similar to that of a memory container jar. They bring in open ended memories, poignant objects, and stilled images like unanswered questions for all to ponder collectively. Their work opens the door to discussion on topics of social awareness, coastal wetland protection, solastalgia (psychological distress due to environmental changes, community sustainability, natural disasters and the role of empathy in contemporary society.

Make a Memory Jar
What is your story, your transformation, the moment in life that needs holding, conserving or just further contemplation?  Pick up a mason jar from Reese Gallery and fill it with an abstract (or realistic) representation of your memory.  Any simple material, jar-sized sculpture or found objects welcome.  Each memory jar will have a label to write out the memory in as many or few words needed.  Pick up a jar on Sunday August 23rd or Wednesday August 26th from 1 to 4 pm. Bring the jar back opening night or leave in the "memory jar crate" outside the front door.  Many apologies but we can't be responsible for lost or stolen memories if left in the crate.  Reese Gallery is making a special call of gulf coast transplants to St. Louis.

Hours: Wednesday & Saturday 1 pm to 4 pm. Please call for an appointment outside of open hours.

3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis MO 63118

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 2 October 2015

September 25th − October 17th
Opening Reception Friday, October 2nd from 5-8 pm
as part of Innovations in Textiles 10

The exhibition opens Friday, September 25th. The opening reception will take place the following Friday, October 2nd, from 5 – 8pm in conjunction with the St. Louis collaborative event Innovations in Textiles 10. The work will be on view through October 17th.

KATE ANDERSON uses the repetitive knotting basketry technique to construct her sculptures. Anderson’s play on high-art/ low-art is apparent in her use of the teapot as the basic structure juxtaposed with pop art imagery.

LINDSAY KETTERER GATES's work showcases her mastery of diverse textile techniques as well as her reverence for fashion design from around the globe. Materials like pistachio shells and beads are woven along with mesh and wire, forming structures that invoke both elegance and curiosity.

JANE BIRDSALL-LANDER’s sculptures function as “three dimensional poems.” The forms are constructed from both old and new snaths (steam-bent wood body of a scythe), combined with such materials as ebony cello pegs, glass eyes, a wooden hand, and handmade ebony spikes. She designs and binds the materials with painted waxed linen using her own wrapping technique.

JAN HOPKINS creates primarily figurative female sculptures and, throughout her career, has been inspired by traditional craft and textiles. Hopkins uses traditional basket making materials alongside alternative materials such as grapefruit peel, cantaloupe peel, sturgeon skin, lotus pods, ostrich shell beads, and hydrangea petals.

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 2 October 2015

FAR & FAMILIAR:Sam Chung, Steven Young Lee, & SunKoo Yuh

The exhibition will be on view from September 25th through October 17th, with an opening reception Friday, October 2nd, from 5 – 8pm.

Sam Chung's cloud vessels demonstrate a balance between form, function, and design. Drawing from historical, cultural, and experiential associations, Chung exploits the universal familiarity of pottery and imposes his own vision in order to merge disparate influences. His work is a force to bring forth a new language of pottery for the future.

Steven You ng Lee's current work examines cultural references and how individuals draw realities based on experiences and environment. Through his sculpture and vessels, he challenges preconceptions of style, form, symbolism, superstitions, and identity.

SunKoo Yuh's ceramic sculptures are composed of tight groupings of various forms including plants, animals, fish, and human figures. While Korean art and Buddhist and Confucian beliefs inform some aspects of his imagery, his work is largely driven by implied narratives that often suggest socio-political critiques.

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 28 August 2015

Vivid Skies and Richly Colored Landscapes created with Soft Pastels on Sanded Paper. Soft pastels are a dry medium made of pure pigment with a small amount of binder. The grit of the sanded paper holds layer upon layer of the intense pastel colors.

Please join us for this special Event Reception Friday August 28th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Exhibition dates: August 16th through September 26th

Wed - Fri 11am - 6pm, Sat 11am - 5pm, Sun 12pm - 5pm

Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 N Bemiston Ave
Clayton, MO 63105

Friday, August 21, 2015

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 11 September 2015

September 11 – October 10, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Project Room
A Gathering: Muses-Fates-Furies

Media Arts Room
EMS International: Based in LA

Alex Couwenberg’s paintings explore “process” and the “moment” through tightly controlled compositions of paint and mark making. Couwenberg creates images that are inspired by the elements indigenous to his surroundings. The work references and suggests the aesthetic associated with custom car culture, surfing, skateboarding, and music, while glossed over with the sensibility of mid-century modernist design.

Couwenberg’s work gives a nod and pays homage to the historical styles of post-war art making associated with Los Angeles and Southern California. His paintings indicate whispers of the visual language used by the hard-edge geometric abstractionist, the Finish Fetish, and Light and Space artists who were influential in shaping the aesthetic of Los Angeles art during the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Not content to replicate, he uses Eames-era design and hard edge geometric abstraction as points of departure for creating his paintings. His process, an additive and reductive series of moves and passes, creates multilayered environments that are deep and sensual. He harnesses these ideas into harmonious results, reflecting the visual landscape of the world around him.

In the Project Room, we are pleased to present a solo exhibition “A Gathering: Muses-Fates-Furies” by Leslie Laskey. Mr.Laskey, is an innovative thinker whose work never fails to make an impact. Leslie Laskey’s media of choice is ever changing, and characteristic of his work. In this new oeuvre, he incorporates collage, oil paint, acrylic, and crayon. It is this variety of media and style, which adds to the engaging quality of his work and its subsequent effect on viewers.

In our newly renovated Media Arts Room, the gallery presents a video installation “EMS International: Based in LA” by photographer Eric Minh Swenson. In this presentation, he covers the life of artists, their art and art openings – from Miami to New York, San Francisco, Hawaii and back to Los Angeles. Since 2011, Eric Minh Swenson has created over 400 short films which document artists and their processes, as well as gallery
and museum exhibitions. Subjects have included Chris Burden, Peter Shire, Cheech Marin, Lisa Adams, Gisela Colón and Don Bachardy.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and by appointment


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Gallery 210: Saturday, 12 September 2015

Sharon Callner - Drawing For Two Hands

The reception will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015, from 5-7 P.M
at Gallery 210.

Gallery 210 is pleased to celebrate the life and work of artist, mentor, teacher, and professor Sharon Callner at Gallery 210."Drawing with Two Hands will include paintings and drawings featuring 25 years of work.

Sharon lived the axiom "Life is movement." It was that physicality that brought life into her work. Her representational works fulfilled the sublime, tragic potential of art. These along with other works, her art would be seen in the Chicago area as well as at various venues around the Midwest.

Sharon loved teaching, and her students loved her in return. Her teaching philosophy was, "learn craft while liberating one's curiosity." She insisted artists pursue their vision by asking: "What is your relationship to the society in which you live?" Sharon rigorously taught anatomy, color, value, and all the elements of design. She repeatedly said, "You must draw a 1000 miles of line..." of which she vastly exceeded. 

Hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays 11 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Gallery 210 

University of Missouri-St. Louis
44 Grobman Drive
(315) 516-5976

Cecille R Hunt Gallery: Friday, 28 August 2015


August 28-September 18, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, August 28th, 2015 6:00pm-8:00pm
Artist lecture: Friday, August 28, 2015 noon -1:00PM Sverdrup Hall, Rm 123

The Gay Rub is a collaborative project created and organized by Steven Reigns showcasing a collection of over 150 rubbings from important markers of LGBTQ history.

Documenting historical signs, tombstones, cenotaphs, plaques, and monuments from around the world, the project seeks to draw attention to the LGBTQ events and individuals under-represented or underappreciated within history. The rubbings themselves act as an archive of historic markers, calling attention to what LGBTQ events and individuals gets recolonized or legitimized through public commemoration.

As a term, rub can have numerous connotations. As a verb, rub can mean to upset someone: “Rub someone the wrong way.” It can also mean truth: “That’s the rub;" or social friction: “He got a lot of rub for that.” And, of course, it can be slang for sexual activity: "To rub one out." It can also mean erasure: “Being rubbed out of history.” Most importantly, it is shorthand for the word "rubbing." All meanings apply. The Gay Rub is an assembling of our gay truth and the rub and rubbings that come from it. A special booklet accompanies the exhibition with information on each rubbing displayed

Cecille R Hunt Gallery
Department of Art, Design, and Art History
Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Tavern Of Fine Arts: Friday, 4 September 2015

Women In Focus St. Louis presents "A Clear View" at Tavern Of Fine Arts.

Please join us for the opening on September 4th from 5 pm-12:30 am.

SLCC Gallery of Contemporary Art: Thursday, 27 August 2015

Everyone is invited to a group art exhibition that opens next Thursday, August 27 from 4-6:30 pm at the Gallery of Contemporary Art, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, 5600 Oakland.

The title of the exhibit is "Good Negroes" and will include work by Terrell Carter,Denise Ward-Brown, Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, and Sean Frye.

Over the past year, the St. Louis Metropolitan Region has become one of the national examples of racial and social dysfunction. There have been multiple public discussions about the place of race in St. Louis. Inevitably, one of the questions that is asked during those discussions is “Why can’t black people just be happy?” This is a loaded question. What do the people who usually ask this question mean by the word “happy?”

This exhibition seeks to take a look at what it means for black people in the region to “be happy.” The artists hope to address what happiness looks like, whether it is found through participation in protests, or in following the unwritten rules that serve as foundational for St. Louis in order to not make social or cultural waves.

We hope the works found in this exhibit spurs more open and honest dialogue that will help change our region for good.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Duane Reed Gallery: Thursday, 10 September 2015

September 10th through September 24th
Opening Reception
Thursday, September 10th from 5-8 p.m

Duane Reed Gallery is pleased to present a body of new paintings by Brian Smith. This Pop-Up exhibition opens Thursday, September 10th and will be up for two weeks, on display through September 24th.

Smith’s work evokes a sense of nostalgia as one gazes at the implied forms and shapes reminiscent of places, objects, and figure; creating an intimate and personal experience between the painting and viewer. “The act of painting is a vital experience. I see my art as a record of the subconscious and the painting process. The result is an interaction of imagined forms and spaces. Each work is intuitively developed through a personal method and logic. The reactions I have to the natural world and to the art that inspires me inform their meaning. Unique arrangements of colors, marks and textures are fundamental characteristics of my art. When integrated they convey a dazzling optical effect and a spirited emotional quality. The sensuous characteristics of paint make these aspects arresting, and the images themselves are distinctly abstract.”

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 - 5pm.

Duane Reed Gallery
ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

The Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 11 September 2015

Dry Tailings #2, Northern Alberta. Canada, 2010
The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature “The True Cost of Oil,” by Canadian photographer Garth Lenz from Wednesday, August 26, through Monday, October 5. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Friday, September 11.

Lenz’s primary subject is the landscape, both natural and industrial, photographed from the land and the air. By seeking different viewpoints, subjects and approaches, he produces images which challenge traditional assumptions of landscape photography and beauty.

Melissa Ryan, senior editor of photo and design for Nature Conservancy Magazine, says "Garth’s visual style is a blend of bold use of color and strong graphic compositions. Whether from the air or on the ground, Garth creates relationships between elements in the image, both spatially and metaphorically, to tell an ecological story. His images have a crafted, fine-art quality feeling — even ‘disturbing’ content like his tar sands images. His understanding of complex environmental issues allows him to make powerfully relevant and important images. To me, it is the combination of his visual style and his choice of content that makes Garth a special photographer.”

The Bonsack Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
Ladue, MO 63124

Friday, August 14, 2015

projects+gallery: Friday, 2 October 2015

Larry Krone—The Selling Sound of Country Music

Opening Night: October 2nd, 7-9

Larry Krone's drawings, sculptures, installations and videos mine the depths of Americana, drawing inspiration from the homespun aesthetic of country music culture. Krone also writes and performs his own music, and his costume design for these performances has developed into House of Larréon, a line of custom stage costumes that have been worn by dancers and musicians including Bridge Everett and Kathleen Hanna. His craft-based work that will be on view in Larry Krone—The Selling Sound of Country Music, such as hay bales made out of latch-hook rugs and patchwork clothing covered in sequins, reverberate with the kitschy exuberance of a drunken cabaret cowboy.

Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11am-5pm

Opening the same night as the projects+gallery exhibition is a presentation of another aspect of Krone’s work entitled Larry Krone—The Best, Best Everything at The Sheldon Art Galleries. 
4733 McPherson Ave.
Central West End

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Gallery 210: Saturday, 29 August 2015

 Exposure 18: "Nervous Laughter" 

Aimee Howard, Deborah Alma Wheeler, and Brett Williams
Saturday August 29th, 2015 Panel Discussion 4 PM and Reception 5- 7 PM.
Exposure 18: "Nervous Laughter" hopes to expose social contemporary issues addressing medical ethics, sexuality, and the self in contemporary culture. Within their art, is an element of dark humor that gives the work a seductive, alluring and to varying degrees subversive qualities. With each artist challenging a different society norm issue, they hope to challenge preconceived ideas on sexuality, technology and what art is.

The title for this edition of Exposure 18 comes from Aimee Howard, Deborah Alma Wheeler, and Brett Williams. Each of their work comes with its challenges as it ranges from Aimee Howard's critique on medicine and society to Deborah Alma Wheeler's themes of homosexual guilt and reason to Brett Williams' Fluxes inspired appropriation of technology to comment on pop culture through personal history. The challenging nature of the artwork and the unease it arouses is the inspiration for the exhibition's title

On August 29th, 2015 at 4 P.M there is a panel discussion with the artists. A reception for the artists immediately follows the panel starting at 5 PM to 7PM. A preview of their work will also be featured in the gallery's website at

Hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays 11 A.M. - 5 P.
Gallery 210
University of Missouri-St. Louis
44 Grobman Drive
(314) 516-597