Thursday, September 29, 2016

May Gallery: Friday, 30 September 2016

T Ann Tolin: The Nature of Seeing

30 September - 28 October 2016

with a talk by Ms. Tolin Friday 30 September, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123

Opening Reception Friday, 30 September, 5-7 pm

Listen to Ann talking about her work!

Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm.

The May Gallery
ssecond floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building
8300 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves MO 63119

Foundry: Friday, 30 Sept 2016

Join us at the opening reception of Soapbox
September 30, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Juror Michael Fischerkeller
Juror's Talk 5:30 - 6:00 PM

This exhibition invited the artist to "get on their soapbox" and to speak about issues that impact and influence them. Soapbox presents a visual discussion on a broad range of topics, including politics, medicine, morality, religion, societal issues, and causes. With 54 works from 42 different artists, Soapbox assembles a chorus of voices and viewpoints in Gallery I & II from September 30 - November 11, 2016.

This Digital Life : Inside and Out
Vonda Yarberry
Going Solo Exhibition

Assembled Memories
Bruce Alves III
Emerging Artist Series

Free and open to the public

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 1 October 2016

"Mix Tape" exhibition   
Free reception this Saturday evening,
October 1, 2016, 6-8 p.m.

OCTOBER 1-27, 2016   

We invite you to join us at Art Saint Louis for our next exhibition in the Gallery, "Mix Tape." This new show opens with a FREE reception this Saturday evening, October 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.  
Graphic design by Kathy Duffin

"Mix Tape" features 46 artworks by 36 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. Featured are artworks in a variety of styles, techniques and media including ceramics, drawing, mixed media, paintings, pastel, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and more.
The exhibit is presented October 1-27, 2016 and is free and open to the public. A free opening reception will be held on Saturday evening, October 1, 6-8 p.m. ALL are welcome. Please feel free to share this email with friends and feel free to bring friends with you to the gallery and reception. For PARKING recommendations, please refer to item at bottom of this eblast. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays. 

Adam Schicker-Indie Image StL Photography, St. Louis, MO. I Was There. 2015. Photograph on Metal, 16"x24". $300.

"Mix Tape" is a juried exhibition featuring artworks that are about, or influenced by, all genres of music or that are about/or influenced by musicians. Artworks are about music of any genre-from classical to classic rock, country to jazz, hip hop to folk. Artworks are also about, or influenced by, musicians-from Clara Schumann to Beyoncé, Johannes Brahms to The Clash-anyone who has written a score, recorded a song, made music. The resulting exhibition is a visual mix tape. Take a sneak peek at our exhibition in our Facebook album here.

Serving as Jurors for our "Mix Tape" exhibition are Cat Pick and Eddie Silva. Cat Pick is a fixture of the St. Louis music community with her on-air program, Emotional Rescue, on KDHX 88.1 FM. Cat has been with with station since 1989. Cat is a music writer and co-creator of the Married With Music podcast. She is also an artist and owner of TinyMontgomery and has been creating original designs and selling at area festivals and shows since 2005. Eddie Silva is External Affairs and Publications Manager for the St. Louis Symphony, where he has worked since 2003. Silva interviews musicians for broadcast on St. Louis Public Radio, writes the STL Symphony Blog and Playbill, and collaborates with arts and media organizations including Carnegie Hall, amongst other projects. Prior to joining SLSO, Eddie was Arts & Culture writer for Riverfront Times, where his writing included fine art, architecture, and music, as well as investigative reporting and criticism. At the end of September, Eddie will begin a new position as Communications Specialist for Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

36 FEATURED ARTISTSDustin Basler, St. Louis; Brent Becker, Wentzville, MO; Scott Black, Fenton, MO; Robert Boston, St. Louis; Jim Burwinkel, St. Louis; Blake Carroll, Imperial, MO; Dave Carter, Cape Girardeau, MO; Jen Collins, University City, MO; Tricia Coyle, Webster Groves, MO; John Dobson, St. Louis; Kathy Duffin, Bridgeton, MO; Lawrence Duffy, St. Charles, MO; Dara Eskridge, St. Louis; Dina Fachin, St. Louis; Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO; Neil Fitzpatrick, St. Louis; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; Sean Hoisington, Chesterfield, MO; Ann Tygett Jones, St. Louis; Rafi Katz, St. Louis; Greg Kluempers, Florissant, MO; Cullen Miller, Webster Groves, MO; Elizabeth Moore, St. Louis; Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO; Lee Pierce, Decatur, IL; Samuel Preston, Wood River, IL; Michelle Rigell, St. Louis; John Salozzo, Olivette, MO; Adam Schicker, St. Louis; Dana Richard Smith, St. Louis; Den Smith, Green Park, MO; Dennis Smith, Chesterfield, MO; Kerry Smith, Edwardsville, IL; Bruce Toulmin, St. Louis; Terry Vermillion, Kirkwood, MO; Shawn Wedel, St. Louis. 
Please join us at Art Saint Louis on Saturday, October 15, at 11 a.m. and meet some of the featured artists in "Mix Tape" as they discuss their featured works on view in our exhibit, talk about their inspiration, the media that they use to create their artworks, and the various techniques that they employ to make their unique form of artwork.
Guests can enjoy complimentary coffee tastings courtesy of the Art Saint Louis cafe while visitors & artists walk through the gallery talking about artworks & viewing the exhibition. Featured artists may also bring in samples of their other works or even present a brief demo of their media & techniques. This event is FREE & open to the public.

The artists who will be talking about their artworks on October 15 are Bob Boston, John Dobson, and Rafi Katz.

GALLERY HOURS FREE & Open to the Public. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & major holidays 

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

Monday, September 26, 2016

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 7 October 2016

Cuba through the lens and illustrations of
Robert Bullivant and Carlos Zamora.

October 7, 2016 – November 11, 2016

Friday, October 7th: Opening reception 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Bullivant Gallery
3321 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 865- 0077

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Bonsack Gallery: Thursday, 6 October 2016

Abbaye de Fontenay, France, 8 x 12 inches, gelatin silver print, 1988

Martin Schweig: A Retrospective

Third-generation St. Louis photographer Martin Schweig will show a retrospective of his work in the Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School from Thursday, October 6, through Tuesday, January 3. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on October 6. 
Schweig retired as director of the Martin Schweig Studio and Gallery in 2002. The studio was founded by his grandfather, Morris Schweig, in 1892, and continued under his father, Martin Schweig Sr. A gallery was added in 1954. Schweig joined the business and continued in the family tradition — documenting the lives of some of St. Louis’ most prominent citizens. 
Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public. 
The Bonsack Galleryon the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO, 63124. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

May Gallery: Friday, 23 September 2016

Erika Ritzel
It's Hard to Find Home Again

26 August - 23 September 2016
with a talk by Ms. Ritzel Friday 23 September, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Reception for the Photographer Friday, 23 September, 5-7 pm

Listen to Erika talking about her work!

and in the Small Wall Gallery, Photo I Invitational

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!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Forest Park Forever: Saturday, 24 September 2016

The reception for  Artist in Residency with Forest Park Forever.
September 24th on the corner of West Pine and Grand Dr in Forest Park from 11-2pm. There will be free food, music, and a tour of the sculpture.

There will be food from Snarfs, music from a local band Mt. Thelonious, and the artist, Madeline Marak, on site to continue the installation of the piece. Park patrons are asked to place a metal structure in the ground to "frame" a section of the park that they want to focus on. More info on the event is on the Facebook event here:

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sculptureworks Ferguson: Sunday, 18 September 2016

Seven person art showcase at Sculptureworks Ferguson for the Summer Review for the residency artists at Paul Artspace.  The opening for the exhibition is Sunday the 18th 3-6PM.  Come for the arts, poetry reading, and have a beer! 

Featuring the work of:John Dorsey, Katya Grokhovsky, Aleta Lanier, Lizzy Martinez, Miwa Neishi, Daniel Stumeier, Joe Ziolkowski.
Sculptureworks Ferguson830 South Florissant RoadFerguson, Missouri 63135

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 30 September 2016

See the FAB FOUR - 4 new guest artists for a limited engagement at Clayton Fine Art Gallery.

Reception - September 30th 6-9 p.m.

Kim Kienbusch Cliffe
Bold Energetic Horses and Beautifully Detailed Florals

Ron Vivod
Unique Photodigital Art - Moody and thoughtful pieces

Sue Schmidt
Brilliantly colored abstract palette knife oils

Linda Payne
Delicate Landscapes in Oil on Canvas

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

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 7 October 2016

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 23 September 2016

William Morris: Coded Time September 23 - October 22

Opening Reception September 23 from 6 to 8pm
Artist lecture to correlate with the exhibition at noon on September 23 Sverdrup room 101 on Webster University Campus

The title of William Morris’s exhibition comes from the term time code, the visual measurement of synchronous events in time recorded onto video.  Its initial use was to be a guide during the process of combining audio with video, or to mark events on video at specific points.  Its role in linear videotape editing was of crucial importance, but with the advent of non-linear editing the time code became anachronistic. The exhibition will include five video works, each related in some way to the idea of coded time, sequential or otherwise.  Additionally graphic diagrams and technical notes dating back to 1988 and linked to Morris’s recent video works will illustrate the passage of time and the artist’s own involvement with the evolution of video technology.

All events are free and open to the public. The Hunt Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm during the duration of the exhibitions.

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63119

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 9 September 2016

"Music to my Eyes"
 Everyone is invited to our gallery party Friday, Sept. 9th from 5 to 9pm.

Gallery Reception!

Friday, Sept. 9. 5 to 9pm.
Come by, have a glass of wine and visit with the artists!

This is a free event and open to the public. Everyone is invited! 

Green Door art gallery21 North GoreWebster Groves, MO 63119 

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Duane Reed Gallery: Thursday, 15 September 2016

Jun Kaneko — Jeffrey Vaughn

September 9th - October 15th, 2016
Opening Reception Thursday, September 15th

Duane Reed Gallery is excited to present the work of Jun Kaneko and Jeffrey Vaughn. Both trained painters, Vaughn’s works explore the sublimity of nature through realism, while Kaneko’s work connects with the sublimity of form and abstraction through meditative patterns and shapes.
Vaughn’s paintings communicate with outstanding serenity and clarity the calmness of being within nature; he achieves this with such accuracy that the viewer cannot help but to feel as if they are standing within the painting itself.

Kaneko’s Dango forms are world renowned; both peaceful and powerful, strong yet gentle. Ranging from medium to colossal, his work maintains a strict consistency that allows the viewer to enter in to the same zen peacefulness regardless of how large or small. The form itself is only half of the experience, as Kaneko’s glazes take on a life of their own. His compositions are thoughtful, precise, and compliment the powerful, rounded surface they are united with.

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Duet: Friday, 7 October 2016



Robin Assner-Alvey (St. Louis) and
Dean Kessmann (Washington, DC)

October 7 - November 26, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 6pm - 8pm

For Duet’s next exhibition, Robin Assner-Alvey (St. Louis) and Dean Kessmann (Washington D.C.) both play with malfunction and the technical hiccup. The glitch signifies something wrong, or something bothersome that you can’t quite put your finger on, here each artist uses the digital photograph to highlight that mechanical encounter.  Assner-Alvey combines the ghostly apparition as a series of abstractions that radiate in layers from the edge of the figure to the edge of the frame. A photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy, deepening to the point that recognition completely breaks down and where lovely colors and shapes play. Kessmann fuses the graphic designer’s individual utilitarian layout for printer’s registration marks and CMYK color management bar with an extended blowup that ultimately reveals that color is never quite balanced and is always somehow misaligned.

3526 Washington Avenue
Suite 300
St Louis MO 63103

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Reese Gallery: Friday, 9 September 2016

Reese Gallery: Bede Clarke and Casey Miller: Looking Beyond
Friday, September 09, 2016, 6-9 pm.
Exhibition closes October 8, 2016

​In the upcoming exhibition, BEDE CLARKE and CASEY MILLER draw with curious lines, as they forego conventional approaches toward representation. CLARKE and MILLER "look beyond" to reveal the moments layered underneath daily experience - finding new visual languages for ideas surfacing from the subconscious. Drawing more than meets the eye, both BEDE CLARKE and CASEY MILLER bring a delicacy of line, edge, form and gesture. Bede Clarke sums it up well when he writes of his studio practice:

 ​"Maybe there is more here than you ever imagined - can you just grow a bit taller to see it and listen a bit deeper to hear it?  It's always just ahead, just around the next corner. It can be a part of the wonderful complexity of being a human..."

These two visionary artists help us "look beyond" the veneer of everyday life.

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis | MO | 63118

Friday, September 02, 2016

Outside/In Paint for Peace: Friday, 2 Spetember 2016

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed black eighteen-year-old, was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. This set off a chain of events which led to protests and property destruction as well as multiple discussions, forums, lawsuits and investigations, putting a spotlight on our city and our country’s continued struggle with racial inequality.
This exhibition consists of a unique and energetic collection of painted panels selected from more than 100 Ferguson and St. Louis businesses impacted by the vandalism that accompanied some of the protests. The works of art represent both the collaborative and singular work of artists and community members responding to the pain, frustration, shock and anger felt by many.
When viewing the works, one will observe the multiple media used, from acrylic to markers and spray paint. It is significant that many of the works were spontaneous group collaborations that are aesthetically beautiful while presenting a specific but universal message of hope, peace, and unity.
The paintings fall into two loose categories, symbolic and text-driven. Swirls of bright color, flowers, hearts, children’s hand and foot prints, trees and birds—primarily the dove, the eagle and the phoenix—symbolize hope and strength. The text-driven panels feature familiar encouraging quotes from the Bible, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Mother Theresa, and Lao Tzu. There are a few with specific messages such as “One Love,” “Come Together” and “We Are Them.”
The exhibition, Outside In: Paint for Peace, chronicles a community response through art at a unique and powerful moment in the history of Ferguson, St. Louis, the region, and the nation.


Charlie Le Mindu

September 15, 2016 - November 19, 2016
Opening reception Friday, Sept. 15th, 5-8 pm

St. Louis’ projects + gallery is pleased to present “Charlie Would...,” Charlie le Mindu is known for pioneering the use of human hair as an artistic medium and combines fashion, performance art and installation in his work. The show will run Sept. 15 to Nov. 19, 2016, and features some of his best-known sculptural works.

"Charlie is one of the most electrifying artists working today,” says Susan Barrett, founder and president of Barrett Barrera Projects. “His pieces challenge us to look at new mediums and redefine what we think of as sculpture.”

Le Mindu’s artistic practice is influenced by the subcultures of European nightlife and drag performance, while his iconography finds influence in subjects as varied as ancient mythology, fantastical bestiaries, and medieval headdresses. More than just wearable art capable of transforming and extending the human body, within the space of the gallery his sculptures recall both natural and fantastical imagery.

In ‘Charlie Would….’ Charlie le Mindu demonstrates the limits of his medium and the limits of traditional definitions of art. Using sculpture and movement, le Mindu coalesces contemporary culture and our primal selves into creations simultaneously reminiscent of African art and European clubwear. The artist pushes the material boundaries of synthetic and human hair, developing techniques that treat hair much in the same way that fur has been treated and fetishized for its aesthetic and sensual qualities in the larger historical continuum of fashion. Charlie le Mindu is redefining the fetish by reexamining hair not only as a means of personal decoration, but as a material with which we can fashion the self and manifest the imagination.

More than just wearable art capable of transforming and extending the human body, within the space of the gallery Charlie le Mindu’s tressed and tufted sculptures recall both natural and fantastical imagery: fluorescent jellyfish float in the darkness, while large winged creatures hover, both ominous and inviting, before the viewer.

Appealing to the artist’s subversive personality, influences and oeuvre, ‘Charlie Would....’ asks us to consider, what else would Charlie do?

“Charlie Would...” is made possible with generous support from HairDreams, The Dominic Michael Salon, and the Lindenwood University Fashion Design Program. Barrett Barrera Projects is the artistic representative for Charlie le Mindu.

4733 McPherson Ave 

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Lambert Gallery: Sunday, 18 September 2016

It is within Artists First’s guiding principles to enrich our community through initiatives that promote art and create acceptance and empowerment throughout the St. Louis region. Different Filter, Different Lens: Artists First exhibition currently on display at the Lambert Gallery until January 1, 2017 is one way we are living out our principles and values. In the studio over the next few months, our artists and local musicians are working together and inspiring one another through our Arts in Unity project, generously funded by the Regional Arts Commission. Arts in Unity is another example of the power of creative expression enriching our community.

Kemper Museum: Friday, 9 September 2016


Exhibition Opening & 10th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 9, 2016, 6-10p

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kemper Art Museum building and the founding of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

Take in the opening of 
 the first-ever museum-wide installation of the permanent collection, and experience a specially commissioned edible artwork by Sam Fox School alumna Ebony G. Patterson (MFA '06). times like these...

Patterson's times like these..., a cake that is also a work of art, was created in partnership with La Patisserie Chouquette. This special one-night-only commission, measuring approximately 6 x 2 feet, is a communal experience that simultaneously challenges participants to consider larger societal issues.

Plus, enjoy demos by Sam Fox School faculty, local food trucks, live music by Letter to Memphis, a photo booth by Oh So Vivant, and more. 

For complete program listings, visit