Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 3 October 2015

"Fiber Focus 2015"
FREE reception with juror Marci Rae McDade   
THIS Saturday, October 3, 2015, 6-9 p.m. 


We invite you to join us for a free reception-with awards announcement & a brief Juror's Gallery Talk with Marci Rae McDade in attendance-HIS Saturday, October 3, 2015, 6-9 p.m.  

"Fiber Focus 2015" is a juried contemporary fiber art exhibit that was open to artists residing in Missouri and the eight states that are contiguous to our border (in Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee).

This exhibition is hosted by and presented at Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. 314/241-4810. The exhibit is current on view and runs through October 8, 2015.
The Art Saint Louis Gallery is FREE & open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. & Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays.

 Most of our featured artists will be joining us for this special evening, too, so we encourage you to take this opportunity to meet our wonderful juror and these talented artists and see their works in our show.  

This year's Juror is artist Marci Rae McDade, Editor of Surface Design Journal since 2012). Marci is also a mentor and instructor in the MFA Applied Craft + Design Program, cosponsored by the Oregon College of Art and Craft and the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Seventy-nine artists from eight of the nine eligible Midwestern states submitted 200 artworks in all fiber media for jurying from which Ms. McDade had to make her selections for this exhibition. From those entries, Marci selected 50 artworks by 43 artists for the final show. The artworks that she selected for the exhibit highlight fiber art and fiber techniques in a variety of themes and media including assemblage, basketry, beadwork, ceramics, crochet, dyeing, embroidery, felting, knitting, mixed media, paper, photography, quilting, sewing/stitching, surface design, tapestry, and more.

The 43 selected artists for "Fiber Focus 2015" are

Debra S. Akin, St. Louis; Muhammad Alhawagri, St. Louis; Donna M. Broyles, Alton, IL; Emily Chao, St. Louis; Shin-hee Chin, McPherson, KS; Kacey Cowdery, Webster Groves, MO; Sara Drower, Wilmette, IL; 
Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Joe Ford, Jonesboro, AR; Carlene Fullerton, Richmond Heights, MO; Rachelle Gardner-Roe, Mission, KS; Stephanie Grubbs, Edmond, OK; Marilyn Emerson Holtzer, University City, MO; Cindy Houston, Bowling Green, KY; Laura Saunders Kaiser, St. Louis; Lisa Kriner, Berea, KY; Jamie Lovell, East Peoria, IL; Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido, Morehead, KY; C Miller, Granite City, IL; 
Kristin Morland, Lawrence, KS; Dawn Ottensmeier, Brentwood, MO; Taylor Painter-Wolfe, Tulsa, OK; Alex Paradowski, St. Louis; Mandy Pedigo, St. Louis; Marti Plager, Louisville, KY; Lisa Nelson Raabe, Peoria Heights, IL; Catherine Reinhart, Ames, IA; Jennifer Reis, Morehead, KY; Jenna Leigh Richards, Champaign, IL; Luanne Rimel, Webster Groves, MO; Deann J. Rubin, St. Louis; Jaime Sawka, Champaign, IL; Amy Schmierbach, Hays, KS;
Jayson Schwaller, Hays, KS; Kristin Serafini, St. Louis; Patti Shanks, Columbia, MO; 
Betty Shew, St. Louis; Megan Singleton, St. Louis; Leandra Spangler, Columbia, MO;
Becky Stevens, Belton, MO; Ann Miller Titus, Quincy, IL; Patricia Vivod, Troy, IL; Kathy Weaver, Highland Park, IL.

Art Saint Louis Gallery 
& Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café
at the Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Phiilip Slein Gallery: Friday, 2 October 2015


Two of the finest artists working today within this historical construct will present recent work in Structured, a two-person show at the Philip Slein Gallery. Ann Pibal, based in New York, and Todd Chilton, based in Chicago, are working opposite ends of the room. Pibal is a hard-edge painter, like Mondrian, whose paintings consist of color fields over which float thin lines and blocks of color, all of which are painted with precision. Chilton's work, on the other hand, is characterized by a much more loose formalism, as he builds his pieces by thickly layering paint over hand-drawn patterns.

Ann Pibal, RSFP, 2015, acrylic on aluminum, 28 x 35 inches

Katharine Kuharic, Up (Autumn), 2014,  oil on canvas, 16 x 12 inches

In addition, the gallery is pleased to present new work by an old favorite of ours. Katharine Kuharic, who taught for years at Washington University, returns to St. Louis and the Philip Slein Gallery. Kuharic, based in New York and known for her realist style and social concerns, presents a small exhibition of intricate and precious work entitled A Masque of Mercy which speaks to the consolations of nature.


Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 2 October 2015

Opening Next Friday, October 2, 2015, 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Bullivant Gallery
3321 Washington Blvd

St. Louis, MO 63103

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 16 October 2015

MICHAEL BYRON: Syntax Within a Gray Scale 2.0
October 16 – December 19, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 16, 2015, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

ZLATKO ĆOSIĆ: South Slavic Requiem
Media Arts Room

T.M. MacLOWE: 2016 / 20,000
Bruno David Projects @ 3721

Michael Byron’s new paintings continue a body of work which is a culmination of the artist’s working methodologies in traditional painting, collage, and installation which debuted in an one-person exhibition at Michelle Grabner’s exhibition space, The Suburban, in Oak Park, Illinois in May 2015. The artist’s interest in moving painting into a theatrical dialog has expanded from his 1983 Backdrop Series into his new work employing large-scale, commercially enlarged collages as substrates for the inclusion of abstract and figurative paintings from the artist’s Grisaille Series. The gallery walls, painted a light gray, serve to position Syntax Within a Gray Scale 2.0 as a fuller manifestation of this theatrical “syntax”. In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery Publications will publish a catalogue of the artist’s work with an exhibition history and bibliography.

In the Media Arts Room, the gallery presents a video installation “South Slavic Requiem” by Zlatko Ćosić. South Slavic Requiem concludes a series of art projects related to the war in Yugoslavia but also opens up new territories to address current political and social issues. In remembrance of the 20th year anniversary of the end of the war in Yugoslavia, South Slavic Requiem is a tribute to people who died as a result of national, racial, religious and other types of discrimination. Many were eager to separate into national groups, which contributed to the end of Yugoslavia. George Orwell said, “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.” South Slavic Requiem symbolizes an end of one culture which allowed hate to take over.

In our relocated Bruno David Projects @ 3721, the gallery presents an installation “2016 / 20,000” by T. M. MacLowe. With T. M. MacLowe’s work, the reaction from the viewer is immediate and instinctual. The political and social commentaries on current events are direct and unapologetic, giving viewers the opportunity to assess their society and themselves within it. The artwork morphs these thoughts into stunning visual creations that represent opinions that are shared by many, but often kept private. These works show how our current society is redefining itself and is reminiscent of the works of Leon Golub, Barbara Kruger, Alfredo Jaar, Peter Kennard, Jenny Holzer and Hans Haacke.

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


Reese Gallery: Friday, 9 October 2015

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 9th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
ARTIST TALK: Thursday, October 22nd | doors at 6pm | talks at 6:30pm

In the upcoming exhibit, POTENTIAL STRUCTURES, two artists take on tradition and tolerance as they explore what "building" means in contemporary cultures.  In her work, STEFANIE JACOBSON KIRKLAND, confronts neighborhood boundaries and family constructs within the context of ethnicity, religion and race.  Instead of choosing one community over another, she builds superstructures on top of and within existing expectations  Sculptor, BLANCA GUERRA, investigates the negative space of the human body as a silent stage for growth and building.  Guerra's abstract work is also architectural in nature, as it examines what might be built instead of born.  Both artists seek structures of potential as they build ideas and objects outside of more standard frameworks.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday & Saturday 1-4pm . Or by appointment: 314.954.7638.
Exhibition Run: 10.9.15 - 11.07.15

3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63118

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 25 September 2015

40 @ 100 will open with a reception on Friday, September 25th, 2015 from 6-8pm. 
The exhibition will run until October 24, 2015

40 @ 100 is an exhibition of 40 artist alumni representing several decades who have been chosen to present work in the exhibition. The artists come from as far away as Seattle to Maine. The earliest alum is from 1960, and there is also a representative from our most recent graduating class in 2015. Art was one of the original four areas of study offered at Webster University (originally known as Loretto College for Women, and later as Webster College).The original college was comprised of a School of Arts, also a Conservatory of Music, Departments of Expression, and Home Economics. In short, there has been a degree in art at Webster University since its inception. In 1975, Webster University (then Webster College) increased the professional level of its visual arts degree options by establishing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree. Today, the Department of Art, Design, and Art History offers the B.F.A. in several emphasis areas (e.g. painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, etc.), as well as a B.A. in Studio Art, B.A. in Art History and Criticism, M.A. in Studio Art, and Art History and Criticism, as well as several certificate programs, including Art Therapy, and Curatorial Studies. 

Gallery Hours: Tuesday—Saturday from 10am - 5pm

Hunt Gallery at Webster University
8342 Big Bend Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63119
314-246-7171 or 314-246-7159

White Flag Projects: Friday, 25 September 2015

Olive Link Sculpture Park: Saturday, 26 September 2015

Opening Reception
4-6pm, 7315 Olive Blvd.

Olive Link Sculpture Park

Olive Link Sculpture Park
Photo by Madeline Marak.
Celebrate the grand opening of the Olive Link Sculpture Park. Enjoy food, drinks, music, and meet the artists--Garrett Clough, Vita Eruhimovitz, Madeline Marak, and Austin Wolf,

May Gallery: Friday, 25 September 2015

Gallery logo

Lisa Nesser
Refugee: Ten Years Along the Thai-Burma Border
28 August - 25 September 2015

with a talk by Ms. Nesser Friday 25 September, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Reception for Ms. Nesser Friday, 25 September, 5-7 pm

and in the Small Wall Gallery,
Art Silverblatt: Cellphone Photography

Reception for Mr. Silverblatt Friday, 25 September, 5-7 pm

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. May Gallery events are free and open to the public. Please join us!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 2 October 2015

Four Entwined

September 29 — October 17, 2015

Opening Reception - Friday, October 2, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
as part of Innovations in Textiles 20

featuring the works of

Kate AndersonLindsay Ketterer Gates
Jan HopkinsJane Birdsall Lander
Kate Anderson"Marilyn/LOOK", (front) 2014knotted waxed linen, stainless steel, 10.75" x 8.75" x 1.75"

Kate Anderson"Jackie/TIME", (front) 2014knotted waxed linen, lucite, stainless steel, 9.75" x 9" x 1.75"

Lindsay Ketterer Gates, "Calendula", 2015stainless mesh, paint, coated copper wire, steel patina, 29" x 13" x 6"


Jan Hopkins, "Falling", (front), 2015peels, leaves, bark, waxed linen, watch parts, 36" x 15" x 9"

Jane Birdsall Lander , "Nest", 2015wooden snaths, glass eyes, painted waxed linen thread, 67" x 16" x 6"

duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 2 October 2015

Far & Familiar

September 29 — October 17, 2015

Opening Reception - Friday, October 2, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

featuring the works of

Sam ChungSteven Young Lee
Sunkoo Yuh

Duane Reed Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring the ceramic work of Sam Chung, Steven Young Lee, and Sunkoo Yuh. These three artists create distinct work that incorporates their shared eastern/western influences through figure, form, and tradition.

Sam Chung
"Cloud Bottle 2", 2015
porcelain, glaze, china paint
25" x 10" x 10"

Steven Young Lee
"Jar with Landscape & Gold Butterflies", (front), 2015
porcelain, cobalt inlay, glaze
15" x 16" x 17"

Sunkoo Yuh
"Another Connection", 2006
porcelain, glaze
20" x 16" x 15"

Foundry Art Centre: thursday, 1 October 2015

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 | 1:30PM 

The Foundry Art Centre in the Ameristar Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre. The show is free and open to the public immediately following the luncheon available separately through The Foundry Art Centre.
 Click here for more information on the Luncheon 

The Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis and The Foundry Art Centre invite you to join us on Thursday, October 1st, 2015, at 1:30pm for Fiber Confluence, an Art-to-Wear fashion show, in the Ameristar Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre.  The show features one-of-a-kind garments, jewelry and accessories created by fiber artists from the Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis. The title, Fiber Confluence evokes the ‘act of flowing together’ and represents the wide variety of fiber techniques used by the innovative artists exhibiting their designs and collaborating on ensembles.

Fiber Confluence
 is presented in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 10, a collaborative event in the St. Louis, MO region, that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. 

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301
P 636-255-0270

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 2 October 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 2 October 2015

Gallery Opening Reception
October 2 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Galleries open until 9 p.m. for First Fridays in Grand Center

Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists:
Larry Krone: The Best, Best Everything
October 2, 2015 - January 9, 2016
In collaboration with Innovations in Textiles 10.

Gallery of Photography:
Our People, Our Land, Our Images  
Through November 21, 2015

Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture:
Walking Grand Center
October 2 - November 21, 2015

AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art:
Invent a Musical Instrument – Selections from The Sheldon’s SOLID Program
October 2, 2015 - January 30, 2016

Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery:
Julie Malone: Luminous
October 2, 2015 - January 23, 2016
Click here for more information.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Benjamin Guffee Studio: Thursday, 1 October 2015

Benjamin Guffee – Prints & Opening

Above, Beneath, Around, Through
Thursday, October 1, 5p - 9p
This Spring, we had the pleasure of working with painter Benjamin Guffee for the first time...and we were all rewarded with some amazing prints. With his abstracted glimpses of water, sky, and land, he beautifully captures the transitory nature of the world around us.

"Beneath III", detail
Ben working on a plate

Benjamin Guffee Studio
601 E. Lockwood Ave. Unit A

St. Louis, MO 63119