Friday, April 28, 2017

The Dark Room: Friday, 6 May 2017


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 12 May 2017


Friday, May 12
7-9 pm public reception 

Celebrate the opening of the 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring artwork by the twenty-five students in the graduating class of Washington University's Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

World Chess Hall of Fame: Thursday, 27 April 2017

6 P.M. Opening Reception
7 P.M. Remarks by Shannon Bailey, Chief Curator and Emily Allred, Assistant Curator
On view April 27 – October 29, 2017

Showcasing some of the most unique, historic, and fun artifacts acquired by the World Chess Hall of Fame during the past five years, Open Files II: Celebrating 5 Years of Collecting includes 100 diverse objects from the institution’s permanent collection. Highlights include a rare Hungarian chess set, artwork by Rafael Tufiño, the Boy Scouts of America Chess Merit Badge, and selections from the archive of famed correspondence and computer chess pioneer Hans Berliner.

RSVP to events@worldchesshof.org

For more info, please visit http://www.worldchesshof.org/exhibitions/exhibit/open-files-2-celebrating-5-years-of-collecting/

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 28 April 2017


Framations Art Gallery presents Alive
April 28 - June 1
Friday, April 28, Opening Reception from 6-8 pm.

We are surrounded entirely by life. People, animals, plants, microbes, etc. There are enumerable examples of life on our planet.  In a new exhibit entitled Alive, Framations Art Gallery asked artists: what symbolizes life to you? Their answer came in a plethora of styles, sizes and media.

With widely based interpretations, many artists focused on imagery of people, animals, plants and insect, though some are more loosely based on the fluidity of wind and some even hint at subjects on the molecular level. There are a total of 77 pieces in the exhibit by 31 artists from the St. Louis region.

The public is invited to view the artwork on display and to vote for People's Choice in this exhibit when they visit. The voting continues through the full length of the exhibit, ending on June 1, 2017. This exhibit was juried by Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director of Art Saint Louis.

Framations
218 North Main Street
Saint Charles, MO 63301
636.724.8313

Monday, April 24, 2017

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 12 May 2017

Susan Greene, Acrylic

Green Door art gallery’s exhibit “Florals and Botanicals” is hosting a reception Friday, May 12 from 5 - 9 PM  featuring Julie Bell, Pam Bohling, Susan Greene, Ellen Klamon, Dimitrina Kutriansky, Jane Miles, The winners of the Confluence online competition, Stephanie Barken, Marilynne Bradley, Sandy Brooks, Cathy Carney, MaryJo Clark, Gary Gackstatter, Mary Martin, Vic Mastis, Greg & Barb Matchick, Garry McMichael, Janice Schoultz Mudd, Annie Smith Piffel, Henryk Ptasiewicz, Susan Reis, Kathy Rickermann, Janice Scherer, Linda Smith, Tessman Textiles, Russell Vanecek, Michele Wells, Carrie Wilson, Joyce Yarbrough and more. These will be available from May 5 thru June 28, 2016.

21 N. Gore Ave,
Webster Groves MO 63119
314-402-1959

Thursday, April 20, 2017

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 21 April 2017

Simonette Quamina, 2015

The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents Displacement and Migration, a national juried exhibition that investigates the current or historically forced or voluntary relocation of individuals or groups of people who no longer inhabit their place of origin. Jurors Anita Fields and Basil Kincaid selected 49 artists with work exploring the complexities of this theme today and throughout history from a personal perspective. This exhibition will feature artworks and educational programming in conversation with slavery, apartheid, war, homelessness, and diaspora motivated by culture, politics, religion, and climate. The awards presentation led by Basil Kincaid will begin at 6:30 pm with cash prizes totaling $1000.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 21, 2017; 5 pm - 8 pm
Jurors Anita Fields and Basil Kincaid
Awards Presentation by Basil Kincaid: 6:30 pm
Curated Gallery, Epoch: Refugee Crisis by Chelsea Ritter-Soronen
Ramp Gallery, Banners Up by Living Arts Studio / VSA Arts of Missouri
Exhibition Dates: April 21 - May 20, 2017

Azra Aksamija, Maryamsadat Amirvaghefi, Sally Coffin, Elizabeth Concannon, Maritza Davila, Elizabeth Desrosiers, Robert Dill, Barbara DiMartini, Daniel Drennan Elawar, Mitchell Eismont, Hale Ekinci, Robert Fields, Amy Firestone Rosen, Katherine Freeman, Maria Paz Gajardo, Eloisa Guanlao, Robin Hattori, Mary Henle, Candace Hunter, Neil Kruel, Albert Kuo, Gary Lehman, Pamela Lin, Julia Lopez, Jennifer Mannebach, Bobby Marines, Nathan Marshall, Luisa Otero, Katherine Palmer, Simonette Quamina, Bob Rickert, Jini Sachse, Whitney Sage, Sabina Schaaf, Rebecca Schaffer, Debra Smith, Linda Smith, Joanne Stremsterfer, Torri Thompson, Wendy Tigchelaar, Siavash Tohidi, Joyce Trotter, Patricia Turner, Eden Unluata, Jeane Vogel, Ani Volkan, Linda Wright, Layala Zubi, Adam Zuwala

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 North Jackson Ave.
314-727-6266

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Millitzer Studio & Gallery: Saturday, 22 April 2017

Pacific Rose
new works by Cole Lu

Opening Reception April 22, 2017   7–10pm

April 22–May 28, 2017 on view by appointment

The story has two interpretations of its beginnings, one is the story culled from personal memory, and the other is a fictional landscape. Both contain the dual functionality as queer evidence and gesture. Drawing on Gertrude Stein’s imperative to “act so that there is no use in a centre”; the sculptural works determinedly avoid conventional narrative, and de-center the art in the contemporary age of display. Pacific Rose act as nonsense literature, which creates meaning out of form with an anarchic potential by making fun of language, presents a challenge to the power visual language has to name, know, and own the world. It is a parody of sense, and that is the sense of it. The installation presents a space that does not distinguish between an ocean, a shore, a pool, or a gallery. Rather, it is a borderland that is outside or beyond language and definition--a space of creative potential. The sculptural works detail an alien’s identity--as both queer and migrant--with a significant geographical feature: water in the dryland. The objects we identify within the sculptures: an old book, snow skis, plants, a neon light, concrete, metal, plastic, faux suede and a rock do not directly reference the ocean or a pool. They speak to loss and belonging, and they abstractly elaborate on water’s wetness and the vastness of the sea



The Millitzer Studio & Gallery
3103 Pestalozzi Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 4 May 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 5 to 9 pm
Exhibitions Dates: May 4 – June 3, 2017

WILLIAM CONGER This / That
MICHAEL BYRON Framed Abstractions 2005-2012
JUDY CHILD Revelations
KELLEY JOHNSON Somewhere Between Here and There
BUNNY BURSON And Still I Rise

In Gallery 1 , the gallery presents an exhibition titled “This / That.” of recent paintings by William Conger. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. William Conger continues his lifelong investigation of formal non-representational abstraction (This) nuanced by the suggestion of illusionism to evoke an ambiguous welter of private and cultural memories, allusions, feelings, places and events (That).

In Gallery 2, the gallery presents an exhibition titled “Revelations” by Judy Child. As a painter, Judy Child, has always been fascinated by how versatile paint can be. This new series of paintings explores that versatility. She left behind brushes, palette knives and, most importantly, color. By stripping away color and narrative, she focuses on the natural beauty of serendipitous and complex configurations of the paint.

The physical act of pouring and manipulating the paint plus the effects of gravity and the drying process determine the outcome of her paintings. In these new paintings, she searches, explores and anticipates something she want to see but have not seen before. Each day she goes to her studio excited to see what her process reveals. The unpredictable journey of the paint creates the fractures and informs the natural and dynamic surfaces.

In Gallery 3, the gallery presents an exhibition titled “Framed Abstractions 2005-2012” by Michael Byron. The paintings, which have never been exhibited in St. Louis, are inspired by the organic geometry of the borders present in Indian miniatures. The artist has taken this decorative embellishment as a primary compositional element that operates at the crossroads of the geometric and the gestural. The results are both formally rigorous and lyrically poetic.

In Gallery 5, the gallery presents an installation by Kelley Johnson titled “Somewhere Between Here and There.” This is the artist’ sixth solo exhibition with the gallery. Kelley Johnson continues his interest in paintings ability to create optical space while at the same time interacting with the viewer as an object. Kelley thinks of the new work as installations that talk about the possibilities and limitations of painting along with the viewers role as participant. Using external elements such as lines or patterns that move through the picture plane onto the floors and or walls of the gallery, Kelley creates interactions between internal and external spaces that function as a kind interactive painting.

In the Window on Forsyth space, the gallery presents an installation titled “And Still I Rise” by Bunny Burson. Bunny Burson will create an installation of swirling shards of the actual confetti, which had been loaded into air cannons and were to have fallen from the glass ceiling at the Javits Center had Hillary Clinton become President on November 8, 2016. This exhibition can be seen 24/7 from Forsyth Boulevard and will be on view through July 22, 2017.

Wednesday 10 am – 5 pm Thursday 10 am – 5 pm Friday 10 am – 5 pm Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105
314.696.2377

Norton's Fine Art & Framing: Friday, 15 April 2017

Sandy Haynes
"St. Louis and Beyond"
Wine & Cheese Artist Reception
Saturday, April 15: 6 - 8pm
Show Runs Through April 29th

Regular Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 6

Norton's Fine Art & Framing
2025 S. Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63117
314-645-4040

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 15 April 2017



Marilynne Bradley, Je Suis Charlie. 2016. Watercolor on Paper, 15"x22"
"#nofilter"
Opens with a free reception Saturday evening, April 15, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
April 15-June 1, 2017  

Gallery view: "#nofilter." Pictured are works by Janel Peyton, Melissa Whitwam, and C. Bryce Ramming. Photo by Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff.

Note: This exhibition includes imagery with nudity & similar adult content, and is likely not suitable for children.

Our exhibition JURORS are Sarah Hermes Griesbach and MK Stallings. Sarah Hermes Griesbach is Executive Editor and Co-Founder of All The Art, the Visual Art Quarterly of St. Louis. MK Stallings is an educator, art administrator, poet, and founder of UrbArts, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create platforms & platform creatives for youth and community development.

Bruce Alves, Wentzville, MO; AWG, Moberly, MO; Eric Baggett, St. Louis; Marion Black, Alton, IL; Marilynne Bradley, Webster Groves, MO; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; Ken Clay, Maplewood, MO; Kat Douglas, St. Louis; Lawrence Duffy, St. Charles, MO; Tim Eberhardt, St. Louis; Brad Eliering, Belleville, IL; Neil Fitzpatrick, St. Louis; Scott Georges, Edwardsville, IL; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; John Hanson, St. Louis; Maurice Hirsch, Chesterfield, MO; Linda Horsley, St. Louis; Rafi Katz, St. Louis; Moonkyung Kim, St. Louis; Ayako Kurimoto, Carbondale, IL; Marlene Lewis, Webster Groves, MO; Loafer Gang, Florissant, MO; Barbara Marshall, Chesterfield, MO; Jenna McNair, Chesterfield, MO; Paris Meeky, Edwardsville, IL; Mia Mendoza, St. Louis; William Neukomm, Webster Groves, MO; Philip Padilla, Lake St. Louis, MO; Jody Paulson, Carbondale, IL; Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO; Janel Peyton, Pevely, MO; C. Bryce Ramming, St. Louis; Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO; Michelle Rigell, St. Louis; 
Anne Burgess Rowe, St. Louis; Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO; Michelle J. Streiff, Manchester, MO; Josh Svoboda, St. Louis; Terry Vermillion, Kirkwood, MO; Melissa Whitwam, St. Charles, MO; Caroline Yoo, St. Louis.

PARKING
METERS: There are parking meters on Pine Street and Olive Street & other nearby streets. Parking meters run 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Fines are steep ($15-20), so don't let your meter expire. If you park at a meter for the reception, remember that meters operate in downtown until 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The exhibit is on view April 15-June 1, 2017 and is FREE & open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays, including Memorial Day holiday & weekend.

Art Saint Louis Gallery & Catalyst Coffee Bar
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
314/241-4810







Thursday, April 06, 2017

1900 Park Creative Space & Gallery: Friday, 7 April 2017


"EXPRESSIONS OF NATURE" - OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, April 7th from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM 



1900 Park Creative Space & Gallery
1900 Park Ave

St. Louis, MO