Thursday, March 31, 2016

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


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