Saturday, September 29, 2018

U City Library Gallery: Wednesday, 7 November 2018

In conjunction with Sophie Binder’s art display, the Friends of the Library will host a Reception and Artist’s Talk with her on Wednesday, November 7th, at 7 PM in the Library Auditorium.  Ms. Binder’s art work is on display November 2 – 29 during normal library hours.  The artist is also an author and her talk will center on her book, The World, Two Wheels, and a Sketchbook.  In April of 2001, Ms. Binder embarked from St. Louis on a fourteen- month journey which was the fulfillment of a long-time dream:  to circle the globe on her bicycle, sketchbooks and watercolors in her bags.  This book, which will be available for purchase and signing after her talk, is the beautiful result.  Refreshments will be served.
THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library
6701 Delmar

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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Daniel Ballesteros:
St. Louis is Liquid Gold... Love One Another

Homicide Tree No. 053, 2018
16.5” x 13", Gold leaf on archival inkjet print

7 - 28 September 2018
with a talk by Mr. Ballesteros on 28 September, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Closing reception Friday, 28 September, 5-7 pm

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!

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 28 September 2018

Alexa Hoyer: “Montaje al Aire”
Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
Hoyer will speak briefly about her work at 6:45 pm.
The show will remain open through Nov. 2, 2018.

Hunt Gallery will present an exhibition of photographic work Alexa Hoyer, whose work explores how the economic blockade against Cuba is met with innovation via storefront window displays..

Storefront window displays are designed to communicate a business’ merchandise and entice customers to shop. In the capitalist Western world, they typically reflect the unconscious dreams and desires of consumerism. In Havana, Cuba, they tell a very different story due to the scarcity of goods and materials imposed by the blockade. In spite of these challenges and shortages, window decorators are able to problem solve and innovate, creating imaginative window displays in the city of La Habana. Struck by the enigmatic and out-of-time beauty of these displays, Hoyer returned to La Habana over a two-year period to research, explore and develop a photo series.

“Montaje al Aire” (Air Mounting) is a technique of window dressing unique to Cuba, which suspends goods and materials from the ceilings using fishing line, wire or string. It was created out of necessity due to the lack of mannequins and pedestals.

Despite the beauty and invention of the work, pedestrians often walk by without noticing. The windows disappear into the fabric and bustle of the city. The photographs make these window displays visible. By re-contextualizing the windows with new perspective, Hoyer brings their sculptural and surreal quality to the forefront and invites viewers to see beyond the glass to a deeper place of imagination. The photographs draw attention to formal aspects of line, shape and volume, while re-framing the work as ready-made art. They also give voice to the people who originally dreamed up these works.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sheldon Galleries: Friday, 5 October 2018

The Immigrants: Works by Master Photographers
October 5, 2018 - January 12, 2019 Gallery of Photography

Organized by the Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, the exhibit focuses on the immigrant experience as told through the photographs of major icons from the history of photography such as Lewis Hine, Alfred Stieglitz, Margaret Bourke White, Dorothea Lange and Tseng Kwong Chi, that depict the hardship and sacrifice, pride and achievement of immigrants around the world. The exhibition is made possible in part by Capes Sokol, Karen and Dr. Lawrence Kotner, and Barbara and Arthur McDonnell.
Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11 a.m., Admission free. Reservations suggested. Contact Paula Lincoln at 314-533-9900 x37 or

Re/Constructing Identity: Zlatko Ćosić, José Guadalupe Garza and Miriam Ruiz, Priya Kambli, and Rachel Youn
October 5, 2018 - January 26, 2019
Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists Zlatko Ćosić, José Guadalupe Garza and Miriam Ruiz, Priya Kambli and Rachel Youn investigate their cultural roots and experiences as immigrants, refugees or as first-generation citizens of the United States. Using photography, video and sculpture, they tell stories of exploration, loss, exile, fragmentation and reconstruction. T
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, October 30 at 6 p.m. Zlatko Ćosić, José Guadalupe Garza, Miriam Ruiz, Priya Kambli and Rachel Youn will speak about their work and experiences. Admission free. Reservations suggested. Contact Paula Lincoln at 314-533-9900 x37 or
St. Louis, A Musical Gateway: The Balkans, India and Mexico
October 5, 2018 - April 13, 2019 Gallery of Music
The first in a series that celebrates St. Louis’ immigrant communities, this exhibit features rare and beautiful instruments drawn from The Sheldon’s Hartenberger World Music Collection from India, Mexico and the Balkan region. Highlights include a 3,000-year-old Olmec whistle and an ornate “Bajo Quinto” from Mexico, a 19th-century Croatian “Berda” tamburitza, an ancient Greek terra cotta “siren” whistle and a 12th-century Hindu “Vamavarta” conch from India. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Aurelia Hartenberger.
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, December 4 at 6 p.m. Curator Dr. Aurelia Hartenberger speaks on the exhibition. Admission free. Reservations suggested. Contact Paula Lincoln at 314-533-9900 x37 or

Immigrants in St. Louis and Their Impact on the City by Students of Forsyth School
October 5, 2018 - February 2, 2019 AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art
Through photography, students of Forsyth School in Clayton investigated St. Louis’ neighborhoods to discover the rich and vital contributions of its immigrant communities. In the classroom, students studied and explored the idea of what it means to be a community and what makes a community thrive and be successful.

Growing Up: International Vertical Gardens
October 5, 2018 - January 19, 2019 Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
International vertical gardens are featured in this exhibit of photographs, models, plans and material samples from projects by international master designers and architecture firms Ateliers Jean Nouvel , Biotecture, Patrick Blan, Stefano Boeri Architetti, Emilo Llobat, Growing Green, Inc., Kengo Kuma Associates, Sage Green Life and others.

Martin Brief: A Brief History of Time
October 5, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
This exhibition of drawings by the time and process-based artist Martin Brief shows works from three series - A Brief History of Time, ArtForum and Dictionary. Born and raised in Chicago, Martin Brief is an artist whose recent work - long-term, absurd, drawing based tasks - interrogates aspects of our complex social and political fabric. 


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Macklind Appliance: Saturday, 29 September 2018

Lifetime Warranty at Macklind Appliance

Viewing Hours: This Wednesday (9/26) 5 to 8pm and by appointment

Closing Reception and conversation with the artists
Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 am to 1 pm

Featured artists: Wyndi DeSouza, Emily Elhoffer, Peter Pranschke Margeaux Walter and Brian Zimmerman.

Preview exhibition on Instagram @macklind_appliance

5832 Mackind

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Duane Reed Gallery: Thursday, 18 October 2018

Airshell, 2018, ceramic,19.75" x 17.75" x 18.5"
October 18th - December 1st
Opening Reception Thursday, October 18th 5-8 p.m.

Harumi Nakashima creates free-form ceramic sculptures that feature organic, yet psychedelic characteristics. Nakashima, mostly known for beautifully structured, odd geometric shapes embellished with iconic polka dots, works with a level of intricacy that demonstrates the artist’s attention to detail. The sculptor often evokes the Sodeisha art movement, a 1940s reactionary effort against the dominion of Japan’s popular folk-craft styles (especially the traditional, functional aspects of Japanese pottery) and ceramics created for the purpose of tea ceremonies. Sodeisha, known for its modern take on traditional Japanese aesthetics, was disbanded in 1998. However, artists like Nakashima have thrived tremendously by incorporating Sodeisha references into their current pieces. A contemporary aesthetic and subtle, refined references to traditional Japanese pottery allow the works to be perceived aesthetically rather than functionally.

Aya Mori follows in the footsteps of her mentor and teacher Harumi Nakashima.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108
P. 314.361.4100
F. 314.361.4102

Friday, September 21, 2018

Kirkwood Public Library Gallery: Sunday, 4 November 2018

Kirkwood Human Rights Commission And Kirkwood Public Library 2018 Middle School Art Exhibit
This art exhibit is open to all middle school students in public, private, religious schools, and home schooled, located within the City limits of Kirkwood R7 School District: grades 6, 7 and 8.
The exhibit will be displayed Saturday, November 3, 2018 through Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening reception will be Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 1 to 5 pm  Light refreshments will be served between 1 and 3 pm
Kirkwood Public Library
140 East Jefferson
Kirkwood, MO

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects: Saturday, 22 September 2018

Freedom: The American Hustle
Opening reception Saturday, Sept. 22, 6-9 p.m.

The exhibit takes its title, and much of its inspiration, from seminal films from the 1970’s Blaxploitation genre: Sweet, Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971), Superfly (1972), and The Mack (1973). Two of these films will be screened on the Webster Groves campus as part of the Webster Film Series the weekend of Sept. 8-9.

Freedom: The American Hustle is a multi-media exhibit by St. Louis artists John K. Blair and Vaughn Davis Jr. It features video, installation, paintings, textiles and photographic collage while exploring the challenging and demeaning characterization of black America in the post-Civil Rights 20th century. Blair and Davis give fullness to characters whose previous development were limited by context or conflict.

It is from these realities that Blair and Davis began to explore the voices of those who had been left behind. Where was their American Dream? For many of these, whose conflict is partially captured in the Blaxploitation films, they were left with few options beyond what the title of this exhibit articulates: hustling. We see a parallel in speaking more deeply of the complexity of such stereotypes, evoking Childish Gambino’s “This is America,” where a choir sings “get your money, black man,” and Glover appears with a weapon, simultaneously representing the stereotype and annihilating it.

There’s a story here; there are people here with their own disappointments and the things they are fighting for, stepping into this survival while despising their only options for accessing resources.

America in 2018 is the perfect cultural time to consider these voices. Blair and Davis do just that, through video, installation, paintings, textiles and photographic collage, walking straight and unflinchingly into the full potential psychology of these characters.

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects 
Webster University Gateway campus
812 Olive Street
downtown St. Louis

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bruno David Gallery: Thursday, 4 October 2018

RALPH NAGEL: Being There
October 4 – November 17, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4. 5-7 pm

Bruno David Gallery continues its 13th season with a solo exhibition by Ralph Nagel. The exhibition Being There will feature an overview of his 15 years of practice and travels from around the world.

A follower of the nineteenth century Barbizon School, Hudson River School, the Impressionists and an en plein air advocate, Ralph Nagel is interested in creating works that balance between spontaneity and control. An admirer of the nineteenth forerunners Claude Monet, Camille Pissaro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, John Constable and Théodore Rousseau, he is an avid “en plein air” artist who reasons that to seize the closeness and likeness of an outside setting at a specific moment one must be outside to do so. Nagel says, “Truly seeing the subject of my art only takes place once the painting begins. It's about that day, that moment. I would be lost if I knew the end when I begin. And as in life, painting is about having the courage to take risks towards an outcome that is unknown.”

The exhibition will also feature a short documentary screening in the New Media Room (4 min.) of an interview with Ralph Nagel by Dominic Dezzutti. The documentary originally aired in 2012 and was produced by the Denver Public Television station.

Public Hours: Monday through Friday 11:00 – 6:00 pm and open by appointment

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Art Saint Louis: Saturday, 22 September 2018


Featuring works by 34 area artists
Juried by artists Mary Borgman & Brigham Dimick
September 22-October 25, 2018

Free reception Saturday, September 22, 5-7 pm

Ainura Ashirova, St. Charles, MO; Mike Bannes, Kirkwood, MO; Rick Battram, Glencoe, MO; Brent Becker, Wentzville, MO; Madeline Aubree Brenner, St. Louis;
Jim Burwinkel, St. Louis; Blake Carroll, Imperial, MO; Garrett Clough, St. Louis;
Miguel de Aguero, Sullivan, MO; Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO; Alison Erazmus, St. Louis; Tracey Farmer-Luster, Fairview Heights, IL; Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO; Dominic Finocchio, St. Louis; Patricia Kerns, Hannibal, MO; Connie LaFlam, St. Louis; Laura Lebeda, Ballwin, MO; Gena Loseto, St. Louis; Richard McAfee, Clayton, MO; Emily Mueller, University City, MO; Angie Myers, Dardenne Prairie, MO; Larry Page, Ballwin, MO; Song Park, St. Louis; Roxanne Phillips, Richmond Heights, MO; Sharron Pollack, Clayton, MO; Rachel Reinhard, St. Louis; Mary Robbins, Cape Girardeau, MO; Deanne Row, St. Charles, MO; Michael Rudolf, St. Louis; Scott Schlapkohl, Godfrey, IL; Russell Vanecek, St. Louis; Rebecca Webb, St. Ann, MO; Rosalie Wheeler, St. Peters, MO; James Wilson, Farmington, MO.

GALLERY & COFFEE BAR HOURS: Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm, Saturday 9 am-3 pm. Closed. Sundays & major holidays.

Art Saint Louis Gallery &Catalyst Coffee Bar
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Bonsack Gallery: Thursday, 11 October 2018

In her solo exhibition titled "If a 🌳 falls..." American conceptual artist Susan Scafati explores existence and perception in the age of smartphones, inviting us to think about how representation of one’s self and one’s world is expressed within our visual, virtual culture today. The core of the exhibit features pigment prints  titled t e x t s c a p e, inspired by the smartphone speech bubble as an everyday icon that comprises our psychological landscape and influences human behavior. Scafati repeatedly layers hand-drawn, hand-cut and projected textboxes made using sunprint, photogram and digital processes, creating multiple form and color iterations and enlarging them beyond smartphone size to up to several feet. Site-specific acrylic installations of the same textbox motif present filtered worlds in flux; their transparent, opaque and mirrored surfaces reference lighting gels, camera filters and stage productions.

Scafati will also show Tablet-sized silver gelatin and pigment prints that intentionally work against smartphone camera defaults. Reclaiming free-form creativity and play, Scafati shoots these artworks while manually obscuring the lens with handheld filters and other (non- Photoshop) interventions. These works depart from the textbox icon characterizing the t e x t s c a p e  artworks, exploring the relationship between digital filters and human perception. All works are titled in emojis.

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

The Bonsack Gallery
John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63124

Monday, September 10, 2018

Macklind Appliance: Friday, 14 September 2018

Brian Zimmerman, aquatint etching

Macklind Appliance is excited to announce its next exhibition - Lifetime Warranty -
featuring Wyndi DeSouza, Emily Elhoffer, Peter Pranschke, Margeaux Walter, and Brian Zimmerman.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 6-9 pm
Closing Reception & Artist Talks: Saturday, September 29, 11 am-1 pm

Macklind Appliance presents pop-up group exhibitions, thematically co-curated by Jenna Bauer and Jessica Mannisi: 5 works by 5 artists in an intimate studio gallery setting, each addressing a single word or idea. Built in 1929, the building’s original tenant was an awning company, then a delicatessen, and eventually an appliance shop. By the 1980s, the building was owned by artist-educator Rob Sadler, who offered art classes for adults. To this day, the building has been under the care of artist-educators.  
Gallery hours by appointment, with special open hours to be announced.

Macklind Appliance 
5832 Macklind Avenue
St Louis, MO  63109

Sunday, September 09, 2018

The Ethical Society of St Louis: Sunday, 23 September 2018

Sharp Shooters Retrospective

What happens when a group of women artists get together to discuss their photography and critique new work? The Sharp Shooters happen !

This group of dynamic women - Nancy Bridges, Anna Harris, Jo McCredie, Marion Noll, Marianne Pepper, Erica Popp, Joan Proffer, Naomi Runtz, Valerie Snyder, Barbie Steps, Kay Wood and Barbara Zucker - comprise a contemporary salon, an assemblage of talented artists, who have been meeting and exhibiting their work together in the St Louis area since 2009.

The Sharp Shooters are excited to display their favorite pieces of diverse work from the past years, pulled from their years of many shows at local art galleries and universities.

The exhibit will open on Friday, September 21, and run through Sunday, Nov 5th, in the front lobby of the Ethical Society of St Louis. A reception will be held on Sunday, September 23, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.

Open from 9 AM to 3 PM on Monday through Friday, and 9 AM to 1:30 PM on Sunday.

The Ethical Society of St Louis

9001 Clayton Road
St Louis, MO

Friday, September 07, 2018

Webster Arts: Thursday, 13 September 2018

Thursday, September 13 at 6 PM – 8 PM

"Green" is an all-media exhibit of environment, envy, color from local, regional, and national artists. Join us for a free exhibit reception at the Webster Arts Center, 483 E Lockwood in Webster Groves. Appetizers, desserts, libations, art! More information and directions at

Webster Arts
483 East Lockwood
Suite #108
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 7 September 2017

Seeing Red
Opening tonight 9/7/18
Artist Talk with Lizzy Martinez in 2nd Floor Presentation Room at 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
 Exhibition runs 9/7 to 12/30, 2018

Work exploring the mysteries and metaphors of the woods and the classic fairytale of Little Red Riding hood but also examining gun violence and gender expectations.  This exhibition is created through the curation of the Teen Museum Studies program and with consultation of the Volunteer Lawyer and Accountants for the Arts.  There is a forthcoming book being released in limited edition to compliment the exhibition and Martinez's first showing at the Contemporary.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

3750 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Jacoby Art Center: Friday, 14 September 2018

A visual exploration of places of worship in St. Louis and the metro area

Opening – Friday September 14th 5 – 8 pm
 Sept. 14 – Oct 21

The idea for this show began with our love of photographing churches. Photographers LOVE churches! And we are fortunate to live in a city which is known as the Rome of the West. Founded by French Catholics and named after a thirteenth-century king who was later canonized, St. Louis’ churches are among its most beautiful landmarks - they tell the stories of its citizens and their appreciation for art and incredible architecture.  Once we began discussing the topic of community and religion however, we knew we wanted to include as many different faiths as possible. All these different congregations and religions share a sense of hope, caring and assistance for others in the community. These different places of worship are visually beautiful and filled with history. So as photographers, we happily set about exploring our city and metro area. We quickly realized what a HUGE project this was, so only a few locations were selected for each photographer. We were warmly welcomed at every place we photographed, and special thanks to the people who took time from their day to allow us access into these sacred spaces. Information is also provided next to a few photos to tell a bit of history, and the role these congregations play in the community. We hope you enjoy this small slice of a very huge part of our metro area.  And we hope you find the things in common that bind us all together.

Jacoby Art Center
627 E. Broadway
Alton IL

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 21 September 2018

Artful Messages
Sept. 5 through Oct. 31
Gallery reception- Sept. 21, 5 to 8pm.
Mary Engelbreit book signing- Sept. 22, 1 to 3pm

Inspired by the insightful messages of Mary Engelbreit which includes all of the gallery artists.  

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

21 North Gore
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Art at the Station: Thursday, 4 October 2018

The winners of the 2018 Arts Commission Photo Competition will be announced at an awards reception for the contestants and their families on Friday night, September 28, at the Kirkwood Train Station.

The winning photos will be on display at the Train Station throughout October, and an opening reception for the public will be held Thursday, October 4, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at the Station