Saturday, March 31, 2018

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 13 April 2018

"Shadow Shapes" by Sandy Haynes
Sandy Haynes: "Plein Air & Bouquets"
Friday, April 13 from 6-9 pm

Sandy Haynes kicks off spring with "Plein Air & Bouquets"with an opening reception 4/13.
Our featured artist is Marilynne Bradley.  Marilynne is celebrating her 80th birthday -- and we celebrating Marilynne!

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Friday, March 30, 2018

Artists First Gallery: Friday, 20 April 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

St. Louis Artists’ Guild: Friday, 13 April 2018

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is proud to announce Clearly Human III, an all-media group exhibition of artwork focused on the human figure. Award ceremony with Juror Mike Behle and the opening reception to follow, Friday, April 13 at 6 pm. Clearly Human provides a comprehensive look at the many ways of representing the human figure, from traditional to contemporary, realistic to fanciful, beautiful to unsettling.

Also opening in the Curated Gallery are two solo shows, Sole Van Emden "Interior Moments," and Shanlin Ye "Reflections." 

Van Emden's recent series of paintings focus on interior scenes that explore ideas about space. Shanlin explores the mysteries of the human face. These works are not about seeking realism or perfection, but rather their opposite: the rough, imperfect, broken and abnormal.

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

St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 North Jackson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105

Friday, March 23, 2018

Parish Gallery: Friday, 6 April 2018

What We Remember, What We Forget
A Group Fiber Exhibit

Gina Alvarez, Suzy Farren, Carlene Fullerton, Eden Harris, Kelly Larson, Lyn Magee, Nadine Potter

Opening Reception Friday, April 6 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more than three years, we’ve met as a group twice a month – on Mondays – to talk about art and life. Loosely formed as a way to critique one another’s art, expand our knowledge of contemporary art, and broaden our art vocabulary, Monday Dialogs has deepened our collective understanding of why we--and others--create. Fueled by wine, our Monday dialogs are often animated, frequently funny, always interesting. Our discussions inform the artwork each of us creates. Though our styles, processes and materials vary, memory is a key component for each of us in the creative process. 

Parish Gallery
Trinity Church in the CWE
600 N. Euclid at Washington, 63108

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bonsack Gallery: Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Bishop Jordan (AME Baptist Church), T.O. Jones (Head of Sanitation Workers) and Walker Reuther
(United Auto Workers) line up to lead protest march after death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memphis, TN. April 8, 1968. Ernest C. Withers; silver gelatin print;

MLK50: Bearing Witness

An evening to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s death, John Burroughs School will host a
program on Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement at 6 pm, Wednesday, April 4, in Haertter Performing Arts Center.

The opening reception for a companion exhibit, “Bearing Witness: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement” will follow in the Bonsack Gallery.

The exhibit, “Bearing Witness: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement by Ernest C. Withers,” in the school’s Bonsack Gallery will feature compelling black-and-white photographs taken between 1961 and 1968. The exhibit will run through May 16, 2018.

Withers was the only photographer who covered the entire trial of those charged with killing Emmett Till, a black teenager wrongly accused of whistling at a white woman, and Withers’ self-published photo pamphlet of the murder and trial helped spur the movement for equal rights. Over the course of his career, Withers accumulated a collection of an estimated 1.8 million photographs. His work appeared in publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, Jet, Ebony, Newsweek, Life, and Time; was collected in four books; and has been featured in touring exhibits and shows around the world. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., currently displays more than 30 of his images.

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays.

The Bonsack Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO, 63124

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 23 March 2018

Join us at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018, in the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery to for the opening reception of "Willie and Pat Do a Slow Dance".

Katherine Simóne Reynolds is in her feelings, and will probably remain sitting there. At the moment she is creating conceptual portrait and architectural photography. Movement comes second nature and is thoroughly integrated into her practice. Her recent work is made to be literal, authentic, and emotional. For the future She will be working on expanding her practice into more sculptural and performance works surrounded Black Glamour and Beauty.

Exhibition Hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm All Cecille R. Hunt Gallery events are free and open to the public. 

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery of Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd

St. Louis, MO 63119.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 6 April 2018

April 6th - May 12th
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6th from 5 to 8 pm

Irina Zaytceva was born in Moscow, Russia in 1957. As a child, she loved to draw and sculpt and eventually decided to make it her vocation. Having illustrated a number of children books, she found porcelain by chance. A friend had given her a piece of clay, which prompted her to experiment with the new media and fall in love with it. Porcelain offers Irina a way to combine sculpting and drawing. Fine porcelain grain and whiteness of material is a perfect canvas for her drawings, and with the ability to bend her “canvas,” she can add sculptural elements to the picture. Someone called this hybrid media narrative sculpture, a term Irina thinks aptly describes her work. Never formally trained in ceramics, Irina had to invent ways to handle it. Unlike many of her colleagues who paint with oil based colors, she uses water based colors and has developed her own techniques in this media. She does not use casting but hand rolls her vases, cups, and, sculptures. With every piece porcelain yields its secrets to her.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 6 April 2018

landscape EXHIBITION
April 6th - May 12th
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6th from 5 to 8 pm

Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, is pleased to present a group exhibition of landscape painters whom all share a focus on the spirituality and stillness of the natural world. Each artist successfully portrays his own personal connection to nature and the sceneries presented even as they each utilize different techniques

MILES BAIR - Although the influence of Japanese artistic tradition is evident in Bair’s work, the Northern Wisconsin landscape informs his work most intimately. The brush handling technique he uses is not pointillism but is instead the deliberate and considerate placement of the thousands of dots that compose his visions, which provide rich contrast to the black under-painting and the ethereal, shimmering metallic leaf.

AHZAD BOGOSIAN - Channeling the Midwest and Western landscapes as sources for his mood-rich paintings, Bogosian has developed an extensive and breathtaking body of work. According to Bogosian, “Using memory sketches and photographs, I paint… to explore scale, brushwork, and my emotional response to these images. I see timelessness in the work. A sense of tranquility and serenity in this digital era.”

JEFFREY VAUGHN - In Vaughn’s work, there is an overall emphasis of shape and pattern based on the natural growth found in trees, branches, and plants, while emphasizing quality of light. “I like to work with a heightened color palette, yet still remain faithful to the natural world… Through these more abstract concerns of light, color, and composition, I hope that these paintings allude to an experience of the order and quiet beauty of nature.”

Duane Reed Gallery
ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Houska Gallery: Friday, 6 April 2018

Peter Manion
From La Fragua to Vermont: Works on Paper

Opening reception Friday April 6, 5-8 pm
The exhibit is on view April 6 – May 24, 2018

Before starting his residencies at La Fragua, Belalcazar, Spain and the Vermont Studio Center, Peter was working within a self-created box with specific boundaries of what his art could be and what it could do for him and the world as a whole. Peter felt that there was more he could be doing artistically, but it was just out of grasp.

Feeling undefined as an artist and needing a “flip of the switch” creatively, Peter knew getting away from the comfort of familiar surroundings and supportive friends and family was essential. These residencies proved to be an isolating time, leading to an emotional breakdown which allowed him to reemerge with a new artistic aim and purpose.

Though Spain and Vermont are very different geographically and culturally, Peters experiences in these places were very similar in what they provided -La Fragua opened his eyes to a new perspective in his work, while Vermont gave him validation in this new direction. It was in La Fragua that Peter started to experiment with his sculptures, leading to a major breakthrough and better understanding of his 2D work. These sculptures allowed him to reexamine his practice as a whole, creating a new pace and vocabulary from which to work.

These works on paper are, in a way, a spirited approach to cataloguing this artist journey; the realization of creative freedom - freedom from a system he had placed upon himself years before.

Houska Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108

Friday, March 09, 2018

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 13 April 2018

LAURA BEARD Acoustic Shadow

April 13 – June 1, 2018
Opening Reception & Meet the Artists: Friday, April 13, 2018, from 5 to 8 pm

Painter James Austin Murray presents a new series of black paintings where viewers can find wonders.  Carmon Colangelo presents two new series of monotypes created at the Flying Horse Editions in Orlando. t Bunny Burson presents an exhibition of new prints, sculptures, and a video work on politically and poetically engaging the viewers. Laura Beard’s new paintings in this exhibition are inspired by the acoustic shadow phenomenon that was first documented during the Civil War.

James Austin Murray presents an exhibition of new abstract black paintings titled “Distant Stars.” Murray’s black paintings, created with ivory black oil paint, are little like searching in a dark room with a flashlight that only brightens the few inches in front of it. Feeling our way along the walls, trying to identify the furniture and layout of the place we found ourselves in. The paintings look like a landscape you could walk right into. It’s a visual place that is both disconcerting and overpoweringly seductive. As a NYC firefighter during the 9/11 attack in New York City, Murray paints because it is how he justify his life following this atrocious day. Nothing else seems to hold up. He loves paint – love the smell of oil paint and the warm buttery consistency it has while it’s being pushed along by the brush. His current work is both about the paint and the light that reflects on and in it. If you spend time with one of his paintings you might find yourself thinking about the light in the room, with you and that painting. Murray says, “Sometimes the dark is where you find the best surprises.”

Carmon Colangelo presents a series of new monotype prints exhibition titled “Happy Planet.” Happy Planet is composed of two new series of prints, Colorful World and Happy Plans combining watercolor monotype and woodcut relief processes. These recent prints are a playful and somewhat saccharin response to the current state of political affairs; a form of escapism from the sadness of the everyday news cycle. The prints are unique synthesis of ideas generated from contemporary discourses and precedents in modern art and architecture from Alexander Calder’s Circus to Cedric Price’s Fun Palace. The Happy Plan series is composed of laser cut wood plates that operate like architectural sections while the Colorful World prints are multilayered with deep embossments having a marshmallow like effect. Expanding on Colangelo’s daily practice of drawing, the works are derived from chance operations, maps, found materials and printing from discarded laser cut wood plates from architectural models; the result is a generative series of colorful and works where meaning is adaptable to shifting cultural and social conditions.
Carmon Colangelo is a pioneering printmaker whose work combines surrealism and abstraction with the exploration of art history, science, and technology. An enduring feature of Colangelo's work is the unraveling of free-floating symbols and texts in an aggressive exploitation of various print media. He challenges conventional readings, producing disorienting spatial topologies and striking visual poetics.

Bunny Burson presents an exhibition entitled “Rise” of unique cast paper pieces, made with cotton pulp from a matrix of shattered glass, sculpture and, video work. Using diverse media, Bunny Burson continues to address the consequences of elections. Her video and the snow globes, And Still I Rise 2017, were inspired by her installation in the Bruno David Gallery’s Window on Forsyth last spring (2017). They contain the confetti, which never fell from the Javits Center ceiling on election night, November 8, 2016. They motivate us to act, to vote, to resist. The cast cotton artworks (It Will Happen, Momentum, and Rise) reference the glass ceiling, and the need to continue to empower young people to pursue their goals. Through her artwork, Burson speaks politically and poetically to engage the viewer and to stimulate dialogue about the important issues we face.

Laura Beard presents an exhibition titled “Acoustic Shadow” of recent paintings. The new paintings in this exhibition is inspired by the acoustic shadow phenomenon that occurred during the Civil War. Where sound goes to die, acoustic shadows are areas where sounds, from a certain direction and on a given day, will not penetrate; these acoustic phenomena occur either because the sound waves are absorbed, refracted or simply blown in a different direction. Relatively unnoticed in our modern, wired world, acoustic shadow played a significant role in some of the most famous battles of the American Civil War. Her research is nonobjective paintings, so she is not doing an illustration of acoustic shadows. She is creating visual images that are inspired by descriptions and the concept regarding sound. Beard says, “It is fascinating and challenging to conceptualize sound in the silent language of visual form.”

Public Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105

Thursday, March 08, 2018

May Gallery: Friday, 9 March 2018

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Peter Glendinning: My Paris

2 - 31 March 2018

with a talk by Mr. Glendinning on 9 March, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Opening reception Friday, 9 March, 5-7 pm

This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Center Francophone at Webster University.

and in the Small Wall Gallery,
Jordan Palmer: On the Street Where We Live
a collaboration with AmeriCorps St. Louis

We are presently under construction. The gallery may be accessed from the doors at the west end of the building, next to the Visual Art Studio and the Hunt Gallery. Accessible entrances on Big Bend are marked by the construction crews.

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!
We welcome your comments. Send us e-mail, or contact us by telephone at 1-314-246-7673.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 16 March 2018

Anu Vedagiri
Artists Reception
Gallery reception Friday, March 16th, 5 to 8pm.
Everyone is invited to our party. Bring your friends and family to this fun, friendly and free event.

Guest Artists: Anu Vedagiri, Pastels; Den Smith, Mixed Media; Marilyn Callahan, Pastels; Michelle Wells, Jewelry

This is our 3rd annual Taste of Wine Country reception where we showcase some of the artwork from the Augusta MO plein air event every April.

Green Door art gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am-5 pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Green Door art gallery
21 North Gore
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Monday, March 05, 2018

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 9 March 2018

"Brilliant Color" is Framations Art Gallery's new exhibit focusing on the impact of color in imagery.
March 9 - April 19, 2018
Opening Reception for the exhibit on March 9 from 6-8pm.

Works will be available for sale in a variety of media, styles and price range, to please all lovers of art. The public is also invited to participate in the People's Choice Award.

The Juror for this exhibit is Terri Shay.

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing: Friday, 9 March 2018

Friday, March 9 from 6 to 9 pm
Opening Reception for Allen Kriegshauser's "Whirling Dervishes"
Wine & cheese & conversation from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

7884 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO  63119