Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 8 April 2016

Clockwise from top left Pilgrimage Marker (Andrew Denney), Hatchet Cluster (Howard Jones) Winter Swine no. 5 (Donya Allison), L’Aiguille Vert (Andrew Newman) Bogliasco 9 (Anne Martin)  

OPENING RECEPTION Friday, April 8, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Donya Allison will show a series of black-and-white acrylic wash drawings created en plein air at farms in Indiana.
Andrew Denney will show Raku-fired ceramic sculptures inspired by the markers left at the base of the Bodhi Tree in the traditional Buddhist pilgrimage for enlightenment.
Howard Jones will display recent tool and furniture-based objects.
Anne Martin will exhibit wash drawings as part of a continuing study from her work at the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities in Bogliasco, Italy.
Andrew Newman will exhibit a series of mountain landscape photographs created primarily in locations he loves to climb.

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm weekdays.

The Arthur A. Bonsack Jr. Gallery at John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO 63124

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 1 april 2016

Steven Sorman, "which by itself," 2011, mixed media on draper, y sheer and linen, 93 1/2" x 36 1/4"

"outside in, inside out"
April 1 - May 28

Please join us for the Opening Reception for the Artist Friday April 1, 6 – 8 p.m.

An extensive exhibition of recent work by Steven Sorman. Known for his complex compositions, Sorman works in several media including painting, watercolor, and multi-layered prints, and he continues to explore all of these in his most recent work. The exhibition will feature both large scale as well as intimate pieces, giving a full range of the compositional, and technical elements and aesthetic qualities of Sorman's work that have earned his valued international reputation as a major artist of our time.

Parking for these events is available on the building lot, east side

Thursday - Saturday: 10 - 5, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment

4814 Washington Ave. (Central West End)
St. Louis, MO 63108 

Des Lee Gallery: Friday, 8 April 2016

BFA in Art Thesis Exhibition, Part 1
Opening Reception Friday, April 8th, 6-9 pm
On View Through April 9
Join us for the opening reception of the annual BFA in Art Thesis Exhibition, Part 1. The show will remain on view through April 9. Part 2 of the series opens April 15.

Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Ave.

COCA: Friday, 1 April 2016

Heather Corcoran
Reading Time Across Words and Numbers: Visualization Projects  
FRIDAY, APRIL 1Opening Reception 6-8 pmOn View Through May 21
COCA presents Reading Time Across Words and Numbers: Visualization Projects by Heather Corcoran, The exhibition includes her poetic take on data visualization that explores the passing of time based on observation, indexes, and time-based numerical data. Corcoran will also participate in the Mapping time: short story as visual form panel discussion from 7-8p April 13 at COCA.

Millstone Gallery at COCA
524 Trinity Ave.

Framations: Friday, 8 April 2016

As we approach each spring, there is always the thought to how volatile the season may be any given year. Spring brings thoughts of new life, beauty and reemergence after the cold and bleakness that signifies winter. But when we see the new life coming forth with spring, we can also train the eye to notice the things that do not come alive again. While we look for what is new, we often notice also the decay and ruin left by winter or in other ways, the destruction of time. With this train of thought, Framations Art Gallery has invited artists to enter work in their current exhibit, Ruin and Revival

This theme was open to all mediums and open to artists interpretation, so will be another exciting exhibit to view at Framations, located on Historic Main Street in St. Charles. With proximity to the Missouri River, the affects of weather and flooding are always on the minds of the owners.  "Each spring we wonder what storms may bring to this area. We have seen flooding several times in our ten years on Main Street, as well as the tornado that tore through the area a few years ago" remarked Sarah Merideth, one of the two owners at Framations.  "I feel like the best we can do is to be prepared and enjoy the beautiful weather when we have it and always hope it will continue". 

Visitors to the gallery are invited to come during the Opening Reception on Friday, April 8 from 6-8pm and plan to have their dinner or drinks on Main Street, as there are many options within walking distance.  At the Opening, there will be a variety of free food and beverages available. Framations also invites the public to vote for People's Choice in the Ruin and Revival exhibit when they visit. The voting continues through the full length of the exhibit, which ends on May 19.  

Running the same dates April 8 - May 19 in Gallery Two is an exhibit of Mixed Media work by artist Coleen Breen. Recently, Coleen's work focuses primarily on florals, using textures, layers and often metallic media to give a subtle yet striking feel of depth.  

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 22 April 2016

Reflects Artfully On Rivers and Waterways
  • April 22, 5 - 8pm: Opening Reception
  • April 22, 6:30pm Gallery Talk with Libby Reuter and Josh Rowan of Watershed Cains, Sun Smith-Foret of Riverwork Project, and Lynn Hamilton, Celebrating Art for Senior EngAGEment, Maturity ad its Muse.
This installation of SEE WATER: Watershed Cairns and Riverwork Project is a reflection on the environmental character of our rivers and waterways and our relationship with them. In Watershed Cairns, fragile glass markers show where water treatment intakes or drain outflows - usually hidden - are located. These cairns are photographed to broaden understanding of watershed. Riverwork Project spearheaded by Sun Smith-Foret, a fiber artist who is known for her in large-scale quilts, involves a collaborative textile project involving 100 artists. The resulting improvisational quilt projects have been sewn together to create a single artwork measuring over 300’.

On display through May 12. Gallery hours: 10am - 6pm Tues. - Fri., 10am - 4pm Sat. Closed Sun., Mon. and holidays.

St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 N. Jackson Avenue at Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary gallery: Friday, 8 April 2016

“Remnants of Europe” by Brad Loudenback

Friday, April 8 at 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Brad Loudenback, a professor in the Department of Art, Design, and Art History in Webster's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, created a series of collages based on his impressions of numerous cities of Europe.

The works were created while teaching at Webster’s Vienna campus in 2010 and while traveling in 2015 with the support of a Webster Faculty Research Grant.

In a 2015 Webster Centennial Talk, Loudenback said "the method of assembling collages…was analogous to the way cities are built and well suited to convey the story of rival cultural narratives as they merge over time.”  

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary gallery
2713 Sutton Rd
Maplewood MO

Friday, March 18, 2016

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 25 March 2016

Aaron Karp - James Marshall - Daniel Burnett
Opening reception Friday, March 25th — 5:00 - 8:00 PM
March 25 — April 29, 2016

Duane Reed gallery is excited to showcase the work of Aaron Karp and James Marshall. Although different in choice of medium, these two artists both create visually powerful work that masterfully utilizes texture and surface quality.  Furthermore, the relationship between these two artists work in terms of content is equally compelling:  Karp ap-proaches his paintings from the perspective of simultaneously concealing and revealing, playing out the metaphor that relates directly to his process of building and fracturing layers of paint.  Marshall's ceramic pieces explore the quality of the liminal nature they represent.  These objects exist just past the threshold of the subliminal realm at the point of emergence and its resulting openness and ambiguity.  This relationship, existent in both aesthetic and philosophy, establishes a narrative between bodies of work, making for an engaging and stimulating experience for the viewer.

Duane Reed Gallery
4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 25 March 2016


Robert Sagerman, 5,574, 2015, oil on canvas, 26x25 inches


The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present Monochromatic Paintings by Robert Sagerman. Merging painting, sculpture, and Jewish mysticism, Robert Sagerman approaches each one of his textured, abstract compositions as an act of devotion. He begins by creating his own rich mixtures of oil paint, which he squeezes in individual dabs directly onto the canvas. He builds up thick, massing monochromatic surfaces in works that toe the line between painting and sculptural relief. Along the way, he counts and records every single one of his marks and tracks the time he spends on each composition, titling his works after their total number of marks—often reaching into the many thousands. This is in keeping with an ancient kabbalistic practice of meditation through counting, which was seen as a route to the divine. Each one of Sagerman’s paintings, is an act of meditation, the embodiment of the artist’s striving toward the sacred.

Alison Hall, Madonna, Flatface, 2016, oil, raphite and venetian plaster on panel, 13.75 x 11 inches

In addition, the gallery is pleased to introduce Alison Hall whose work is also rooted in ritual, meditation, and repetition. Like Sagerman’s work, Hall’s paintings appear to be monochromatic, however, upon further inspection, they are captivating in their formal complexity and subtlety. 


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 18 March 2016

Please join us Friday March 18th from 6 to 8pm at The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery for the opening of In-Stalled

With a long tradition of artists having actual working experiences in art museums, often as e.g. Jackson Pollock, Robert Ryman, Dan Flavin, and more recently Fred Wilson, this exhibition showcases works by artists who spend the majority of their time caring for famous works of arts by world renown artists, while simultaneously developing their own art practice. Curated by Amber Slater-Raymond, the exhibition will be a blend of sculpture, painting, illustration and installation by artists who are professional Museum Preparators at the major cultural institutions in St. Louis. Artists include Shane Simmons (Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts),  Christopher Moreland (SLAM); Ronald Weaver (Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum), Timothy Skornia (SLAM), Amelia Jones (SLAM), and Tom Sleet (Missouri Historical Society Museum), 

Artist Lecture at noon on 3/18 in Sverdrup 123 on Webster U. Campus

8342 Big Bend Blvd. 63119

Stevens: The Institute of Business & Arts: Friday, 8 April 2016

Mary Martin: "Heaven and Nature Sing." This exhibit is a partial collaboration with St. Louis photographer Dave Adams.

Opening reception is Friday April 8  5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Also showing at Stevens at the same time is a separate exhibit, "Looking for Beauty in the Overlooked" by photographer Dave Adams.

These are links to the announcements on our Facebook pages which includes all the details.

Stevens: The Institute of Business & Arts
1521 Washington Ave. 

Thursday, March 03, 2016

May Gallery: 4 March 2016

Gallery logo

Stan Godwin
Uncommon Observations

26 February - 25 March 2016

with a talk by Mr. Godwin Friday 4 March, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Reception for the Photographer Friday, 4 March 2016, 5-7 pm

and in the Small Wall Gallery, People & Portraits

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!

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 11 March 2016

Please join us at Bullivant Gallery on Friday, March 11 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm for an opening reception.

The exhibit features the work of three very talented photographers, Jack CurranBill Schwab, and Hans Strand, who have all spent considerable efforts documenting this extraordinary landscape.
Bullivant Gallery
Grand Center for the Arts
3321 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 4 March 2016

Drawings and Paintings by Linda SkrainkaThe exhibit runs from March 4-May 15, 2016Opening Reception March 4 from 5-8 pm
More than 50 works produced between 1965 and 2013 by celebrated St. Louis artist, Linda Skrainka, are a part of a new exhibition at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art which opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, March 4, 2016. The exhibition runs through May 15, 2016, in the Judith and Adam Aronson Gallery at Saint Louis University Museum of Art. 

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public features paintings and drawings by Linda Skrainka on loan from private collections, is a critical survey of her career as an artist. These artworks chronicle the artist's formal concerns and the often overlooked details of everyday life for which she had a keen eye. Excerpts from her personal journal provide additional background for many of the artworks, and contribute to a deeper understanding of their meaning.
Skrainka's study of art history informs her formal concerns of balancing color and composition, while advancing the content. These concerns are consistent throughout the exhibition, from highly geometric compositions depicting interiors to the organic shapes in the Charlie's Gift series.\

Saint Louis University Museum of Art 
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108 

Gallery at RAC: Friday, 11 March 2016

Opening reception on Friday, March 11 from 5:30 – 7:30pm,

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents Octarrarium which represents the latest iteration of large scale video installation systems developed by collaborators Kevin Harris and Chad Eivins. The piece will serve as both a gallery installation and a platform for sound performance. A multi-sensory and immersive environment, Octarrarium, is created by encompassing the viewer within eight large projections of live, interactive video.

Inside Octarrarium, every movement and sound made will affect the surroundings, controlling an image blend of live cameras and analog video synthesis. The result can be personal or communal and is dependent on everything and everyone within the fortified structure. It is the relationship between art, public, and environment that is being reorganized and reconsidered.

At its core, Octarrarium demonstrates that art is not restricted to objects and commodities. It can be extended to an idea, an emotion, and most importantly, a shared human experience.  
In addition to an experiential gallery installation, Octarrarium will host collaborative events with many St. Louis artists.

Friday March 25, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Performance: Kevin Harris - Electronics, Alex Cunningham – Solo Violin

Saturday April 16, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Event: Alternate Reality Pancake Brunch (Rob Severson as Pancake Master)

Friday April 22, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Performance: Dr Mabuse – Electronics, Dave Stone – Solo Saxophone

Friday April 29, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Performance: Chad Eivins – Electronics, Rich O’Donnell – Solo Percussion

Saturday April 30, 12:00 – 3:00pm
Event: Anna Lum’s Favorite Things (poetry reading, homemade sushi with black rice and pineapple drink)
                                Octarrarium continues through April 30th.

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

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Art St. Louis: Friday, 4 March 2016

March 4-31, 2016 
Art Saint Louis presents "Varsity Art XX," our twentieth annual collegiate art exhibition, on view March 4-31, 2016 in the Art Saint Louis Gallery, 1223 Pine Street, downtown St. Louis, MO. The 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.

Calena Gruchot, Ballwin, MO. Untitled. 2015. Mild Steel, Thread, 22"x29"x13.5". $400. St. Louis Community College Meramec. Professor: Joe Chesla.

We invite you to join us in the Gallery for a FREE reception with our featured artists and their professors, faculty, families & friends next Friday, March 4, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. PARKING info is listed at the very bottom of this email.

Art Saint Louis presents "Varsity Art XX," our 20th annual invitational exhibition featuring 37 outstanding undergrad & graduate level art students representing 19 St. Louis regional universities and colleges from Missouri & Illinois. This multi-media exhibit will feature original artworks in a variety of media including ceramics, digital imaging, drawing, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and more.

For a sneak peek at the exhibit, visit our Facebook photo album here where you can view images of all of the works to be exhibited, see information on each artwork, and read each artist's statement, too. As the exhibit progresses, we will also post photo highlights from the opening reception, gallery views, and more, so keep that album bookmarked or better yet, please Like the Art Saint Louis Facebook page.
Please join us for our free reception on Friday, March 4, 6-8 p.m., and meet these 37 exciting artists, see their works, honor their Professors, faculty and schools, and celebrate this 20th anniversary exhibition with Art Saint Louis.


Madeline Havelka
Joshua Osburg
Meesha Tucker

Kyle Anderson
Michael Korinek
Brandy Burgett
Jodi Woolsey

Angelica Rodgers
Carley Uchtman

Philip Padilla
Thanaporn Prasobchoke

Donny Bradfield
Cody Long

Kathleen Ahner
Amber Hall
Calena Gruchot
Catherine Anne Morgan
Dion Dion
Mary Osborne

Joanna Hoge
Sophia Ruppert

Southwestern Illinois College
Ryan Kemp
Christopher Zaken

Jonathan Henderson
Brittany Taylor

Moira Smith