Saturday, July 28, 2018

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 4 August 2018

Please join Art Saint Louis for our late Summer 2018 exhibit, "Menagerie," featuring artworks by 54 regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. The exhibit is presented August 4-September 13, 2018  and is free and open to the public. 

A free opening reception will be held Saturday evening, August 4, 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays. Closed for Labor Day holiday & weekend September 1-3.

"Menagerie" is our 2018 follow-up to our 2016 exhibition, "Creatures." "Menagerie" is a juried visual art exhibition that features 60 artworks that are about or depict animals, beasts, critters, creatures of any kind--real or imagined. All interpretations of this theme were welcome. Artworks featured include ceramics, collage, drawing, fiber, glass, handmade paper, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.

Juried by Amy Bautz and Phil Jarvis.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Michael Andrus, Creve Coeur, MO; Brent Becker, Wentzville, MO;Sophie Binder, St. Louis; Scott Black, Fenton, MO; Robert Bolla, Chesterfield, MO; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; Sarah Curry, St. Louis; geminijunemoon (June Ann D'Angelo & Steve Yancy), St. Louis; Jo Jasper Dean, Chesterfield, MO; Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO; Katie Donovan, St. Louis; Amber Dunayer, Florissant, MO; Molly Edler, St. Louis; Dominic Finocchio, St. Louis; Michael Frank, St. Louis; Marcia Gay, Defiance, MO; Stephanie Gobby, St. Louis; Shawn Forrest Guiling, Cape Girardeau, MO; Vicki Hefty, Wildwood, MO; Mary L. Henle, St. Louis; Maurice Hirsch, Chesterfield, MO; Jacquelyn Hollenberg, Ballwin, MO; Linda Horsley, St. Louis; Justin King, St. Louis; Agatha Klym, O'Fallon, MO; Robert Kokenyesi, Godfrey, IL; Subi Lakshmanan, University City, MO; Laura Lebeda, Ballwin, MO; Christina MacMorran, Troy, IL; Joy Martin, St. Louis; Justin Henry Miller, Cape Girardeau, MO; Chris Mouser, Ballwin, MO; Patricia Muenks, St. Charles, MO; Pratima Murali, St. Louis; Andrew Naeger, Ste. Genevieve, MO; Sarah I. Noebels, University City, MO; Alex Paradowski, St. Louis; Alissa Parrish, Chesterfield, MO; Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO; Lee Pierce, Decatur, IL; Hollie Regalo, Kirkwood, MO; Diane Reising, St. Louis; Maggie Robertson, St. Louis; Michael Rudolf, St. Louis; Annie Scheumbauer, St. Louis; Marilyn R. Smith, St. Louis; Carmen Alana Tibbets, Edwardsville, IL; Andrea Vadner, Richmond Heights, MO; Russell Vanecek, St. Louis; Lala Vella, Kirkwood, MO; Terry Vermillion, Kirkwood, MO; Ronald Vivod, Collinsville, IL; Jerry B. Walters, Farmington, MO; Jerry Williams, Sr., Hillsboro, MO.

Art Saint Louis
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 6310

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Erica Popp Studios + Gallery: Friday, 3 August 2018

Opening Reception for Alexander Hollingsworth: Countenance
Friday, August 3, 5 - 8 PM

In "Countenance," Alexander Hollingsworth celebrates the beauty and grace of black women in gorgeous dramatic lighting. Don't miss the opening reception, which will include Hollingsworth's pop-up portrait studio.

Erica Popp Studios + Gallery
3271 Roger Pl
 St Louis, MO 63116

Monday, July 23, 2018

Norton’s Fine Art and Framing: Saturday, 1 September 2018

Closing reception from 1:30 PM until 6 PM on September 1.

Reduction block master Patricia Brokaw will enjoy an extended visit at Norton’s Fine Art and Framing following a warm reception of her original art by collectors, designers and art enthusiasts who have viewed her work since the show opened on June 30. “It is a constant problem when you refer to your work as prints,” said Brokaw, “because it is difficult to explain that each picture is an original, especially when others at the same show are offering up computer-generated pictures as original works.”

Norton’s Fine Art and Framing
2025 S. Big Bend
St. Louis MO

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 3 August 2018

For Every Negative There Is A Positive: a national juried exhibition
Opening Reception, Awards Presentation, and Juror Discussion, Friday, August 3, 5-8pm
Curated by Tom Huck.

In addition to the national exhibition, the STLAG welcomes three solo exhibitions, Ken Konchel, Shelby Fleming, and Kelsie Ward.

For Every Negative There Is A Positive explores positive and negative space through artistic, emotional, and social forms of expression. For every negative there is a positive, for every action, there is a reaction, and for every balance, there is a counterbalance. We have been taught to "see" negative space to better define positive shape or form. How does negative and positive space work in tandem to define the content and attitude of a work of art?

Ken Konchel: Point Perspective
Ken Konchel is drawn to the expressive power of buildings. Provocatively capturing architecture in an abstract, graphic way keenly interests him. His intention is to make compelling photographs that remove the context and distill architecture to nothing but relationships of shape, line, pattern, detail, tone and/or texture.

Shelby Fleming and Kelsie Ward: Permanent Flux and Everyday Fragility
These artists present a two-person exhibition of sculptural works and installation environments. Fleming investigates ideas such as bodily fragility seen through the ephemeral qualities of electron microscope scans and Ward creates fabricated environments with triangular forms that immerse the viewer in the permanence of environmental change. Together, their works concentrate on internal and external relationships revolving around the human condition. They approach materials as process oriented makers, who value the rawness of materials, resulting in media choices that coincide with one another and concentrate within the contrast between the organic and the synthetic.

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

Monday, July 09, 2018

Houska Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2018

Contemporary Prints at Houska Gallery
Opening Reception Friday, July 20, 5-8pm
Show runs through September 8th.

Houska Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring a variety of approaches to printmaking. Artists include Laura Berman, Bethanie Irons, Carly Kurka, Lillian Stephen, and Sonya Williams.

Exhibition curated by Jessica Mannisi.
Houska Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 496-1377

Arcade Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2018

The exhibition opening, free and open to the public, will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 20. Doors open for a fashion show at 6 p.m. The fashion show begins at 7:30 p.m.but tickets are required. Ticket prices for the fashion show range from $20 to $50.
The immersive show is titled “Manology II.” The fashion show will feature five “couture-esque” fashion designs for men and is intended to explore the concept of the “whole man” and the “prisons” that prevent them from attaining “wholeness.”
As a backdrop to the fashion show, the production will feature the artworks of Vaughn Davis, whose work is best known for its sizable died canvas. Basil Kincaid also will have works featured in the show. Kincaid often uses multimedia quilts and installations to address subjects such as identity, race, freedom and the African diaspora. 
The show is sponsored in part by Webster University's Department of Art, Design and Art History.  Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am-4 pm, Wednesdays & Fridays 4 pm-8:30 pm.
The Art Gallery at Webster University's Gateway Campus
Arcade Building 
812 Olive St.
St. Louis

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 20 July 2018

Brian Smith, See You Sea, 2018, oil paint on canvas, 60" x 52"

Brian Smith & Jeremy Brooks
July 20 - August 31, 2018
Opening Reception Friday, July 20th, 5 to 8 PM

BRIAN SMITH “The act of painting is a vital experience. I see my art as a record of the subconscious and the painting process. The result is an interaction of imagined forms and spaces. Each work is intuitively developed through a personal method and logic. The reactions I have to the natural world and to the art that inspires me inform their meaning.” Bold shapes of color and texture interact with pattern and collage to form the likeness of places found in the natural world. The dynamic play of space welcomes the viewer into scenes that are open to interpretation in this new solo exhibition.

JEREMY BROOKS “For the past five years a portion of my research has fixated around a unique blend of clay materials that possess qualities of elasticity rather than qualities of plasticity…to put it plainly, it behaves more like rubber than clay, and sets up very quickly once the components are measured and mixed. Within this short working window, I extrude it into long coils or roll it into paper thin slabs…A coil made of this clay can easily be tied into a tight knot. This method may be used to join different pieces together, or the clay can be crocheted, knitted, or woven into more dynamic forms."

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

U City Library Gallery: Friday, 6 July 2018

On Trails
Caroline Philippone

2 - 28 July 2018
Reception Friday July 6, 6-8 pm
Artist talk 7 pm

U City Library Gallery
6701 Delmar Blvd.