Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday 10 May 2019

Anamnesis: Brad Loudenback Opening Reception
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Paintings and Drawings by Brad Loudenback
Remarks at 6:45 PM

Regular Gallery Hours May 10 - May 31 2019 Tuesday-Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 17 May 2019

Jan Helton, Branching Out, Watercolor 16 x 12". 2018

Green Door art gallery is proud to present “New Arrivals”. The Reception will be Friday, May 17, from 5-8 pm and is free and open to the public. Featuring new originals drawings by Mary Engelbreit, mindful mixed media pieces by Terri Shay, sensitive watercolor birds and flowers by Jan Helton and pastels by Amie Jamison.  These painting will be available from May 1, thru June 28, 2019.

Thirty other local artists will be exhibiting with artwork including textiles, glass, wood, paintings and much more/

Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm- Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Green Door art gallery
 21 N. Gore in Old Webster Groves
in the historical Heritage Building. 

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday 10 May 2019

Falling Leaves, Victor Wang
Victor Wang, Bonnie Seeman & Sam Chung
Opening Reception FRIDAY, May 10th 5 to 8 pm
May 10 - June 22, 2019

Victor Wang - "My path through life has been adventurous, exciting, and dream-like. My experience of settling into America in search of better opportunities has been both challenging and inspiring. I use the human face as a vehicle to paint human experiences - worry and wonder, sadness and pleasure - which reflect the emotional stage directly tied to my immigration experiences."

Bonnie Seeman - "I am very interested in the utilitarian object and how it can be used as a means of narration. My work blends the macabre with the beautiful, which acts as a metaphor for the fragility and resiliency of life. By using my interest in morphology and anatomy I present the viewer with a detailed examination of the living structures of the natural world. The juxtaposition of the botanical and anatomical elements can simultaneously be jarring, disquieting, and beautiful. This dichotomy also enhances the tactile quality of the work enticing personal interaction with the viewer."

Sam Chung - "I work within the context of the vessel to exploit its universal identity and impart my own vision of merging historical, contemporary and cultural influences... Clouds are a ubiquitous symbol depicted in traditional Korean art. I am interested in the way in which clouds represent a phenomenon that is constantly in flux. Their nature to morph and adapt is similar to the way in which I relate to my own floating sense of identity. These cultural references are intended to serve as an anchor to point towards my own ethnic lineage, but also question my perception of belonging within or outside of it."

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis MO 63108

Monday, April 29, 2019

Bullivant Gallery: Friday-Saturday, 3-4 May 2019

California Dreamin' Opens This Weekend

Enjoy California without leaving St. Louis this Friday evening (5:30 pm-8:30 pm) and Saturday day (11am-2 pm) as a new Photography Exhibition opens at Bullivant Gallery.

California Dreamin' features the Photographs of Alan Ross, Joni Sternbach, Jack Curran, Robert Bullivant, and John Wimberley. Each Photographer has brought their unique vision and style to this diverse state. It quickly becomes clear why the work of these Photographers is sold around the world with many even having pieces in museum collections. Sternbach even has photographs in our St. Louis Art Museum's permanent collection.

Bullivant Gallery
Grand Center for the Arts
3321 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Friday, April 26, 2019

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 17 May 2019

Summer exhibitions open Friday, May 17. 

CAM's summer season features exhibitions by Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Sepuya's first major museum survey covers multiple periods of his life and photography, exposing a portraiture of profound intimacy. Abu Hamdan's Earwitness Theatre is informed by the artist's acoustic investigations into human rights abuses that are heard but not seen. In the courtyard, Eric Ellingsen's project Tool Shed contains soundscapes of city neighborhoods collected from field recording taken during artist-led "walkshops."

On the Mezzanine, ArtReach: Vashon through a Lens features photography by a select group of students from Vashon High School who considered themselves and their peers as the subjects of contemporary art and narrative. In the Education Galleries, New Art in the Neighborhood: Sequence reveals the young artists' explorations into animation; and LEAP Middle School Initiative: En Masse presents the students' forays into printmaking and sculpture.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 3 May 2019

Jenna Bauer: The Respite Sequence

Opening Friday, May 3rd with a reception from 6 to 10 pm.
Through Saturday, May 25th. 
Artist talk on Saturday, May 18th, at 1 pm.

"Art, in all forms, is a way to express ourselves when the words are difficult to smith.

"For the past few years, I’ve been developing a new body of work entitled The Respite Sequence.  It consists of oil paintings, and also sound and multidisciplinary installation. 

"So much complexity and challenge has developed and become apparent in our world during the past five years.  As a result, much of my work, painting, teaching, curriculum development and performing, is an attempt to counter this….respite. 

"The Respite Sequence is personal, but my intention is for the exhibit to be universal and provide moments of relief and reflection for the viewer.

"Truth is:  finding the right words to describe the reality of the past five years is nearly impossible so I have surrendered to visual art to express and sift through these experiences…."

Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 3. 

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
Maplewood, MO

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 10 May 2019

Robert Sagerman, 18,536, 2019, oil on canvas, 48 x 46 inches 



The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present Instantiations, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Robert Sagerman. Robert Sagerman’s most recent dense, multi-layer paintings with their swirling motif take their inspiration from the aura of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel painting, the Separation of Light from Darkness. “God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness.”

While studying in Rome, Sagerman spent many hours in the Sistine Chapel soaking up both its power and its history. Utilizing the deep impressions of that Renaissance masterpiece, the artist has captured the power of that panel by harnessing color and form in a contemporary manner, making paintings both extraordinarily beautiful and also spiritually moving. They are treats not for our eyes alone, but for our spirituality as well.

Merging painting, sculpture, and Jewish mysticism, Robert Sagerman approaches each one of his textured, abstract compositions as an act of devotion. He begins by creating his own rich mixtures of oil paint, which he squeezes in individual dabs directly onto the canvas. He builds up thick, massing monochromatic surfaces in works that toe the line between painting and sculptural relief.

Along the way, he counts and records every single one of his marks and tracks the time he spends on each composition, titling his works after their total number of marks—often reaching into the many thousands. This is in keeping with an ancient kabbalistic practice of meditation through counting, which was seen as a route to the divine. Each one of Sagerman’s paintings, is an act of meditation, the embodiment of the artist’s striving toward the sacred.


Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 26 April 2019

Fall Blush by Judy Stroup
"Through Her Eyes"
Opening reception, Friday, April 26, 5 to 8 pm

featuring Mary Drastal, Jane Flanders, Sandy Haynes, Gwendolyn Moore, Debbie Rathert, Susan Rogers, Lee Streett, Judy Stroup, Deb Trafton, Jan Trager, Margaret von Kaenel, Norma West

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Fontbonne Gallery of Fine Arts: Friday, 26 April 2019

Fontbonne University BFA - MA - MFA Thesis Exhibition

Senior and graduate art students of Fontbonne University showcase their final thesis work. The event and opening reception are free and open to the public. Opening reception takes place April 26 from 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Exhibit runs April 26-May 8

Fontbonne Gallery of Fine Arts
6800 Wydown Blvd. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Griot Museum of Black History: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Annie Malone (10th from right) with a group of friends celebrating a wedding in front of Poro College, 25 April 1927,Photographer: W.C. Persons, Courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society
May 1-31 2019.
Opening Reception May 1st 2019 5:30  - 8:00 pm

An exhibit on the resilience, activism, and identity of these historic African-American communities
The Neighborhoods of Fountain Park, Lewis Place, and the Ville

Presented by the Museums, Heritage, and Public History Program
University of Missouri St. Louis

The Griot Museum of Black History
2505 St. Louis Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63106
(314) 241-7057

Erica Popp Studio & Gallery: Saturday, 27 April 2019

Join us for a free reception to celebrate our new exhibition "Migration Stories" by artist Dail Chambers.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 4 PM – 7 PM
3271 Roger Pl

St Louis, MO 63116

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 20 April 2019

April 13-May 30, 2019  

The "Outliers" exhibit is on view April 13-May 30, 2019 and opens with a free reception Saturday, April 20 from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome. We are also hosting a free Coffee with the Artists Gallery Talk on Saturday, May 4, 10-11:15 a.m.

"Outliers" is a multi-media juried visual art exhibition that will feature artworks that that depict, address, celebrate or are otherwise influenced by that which lies outside of the norm. As contrast is of paramount importance in the world of visual art, so in nature, in society, in all the trappings of human culture, we are allured, disturbed, puzzled, challenged or inspired by that which stands in relief to the status quo.

Khara Koffel and Brett Williams were the Jurors for "Outliers." 

Bill Abendroth, Highland, IL; David Acquistapace, St. Louis; Darla Allen, Belleville, IL; Katherine Alexander, Ballwin, MO; Victoria Balbes, Ballwin, MO; 
Mohamed Baroma, St. Louis; Greg Barth, Wildwood, MO; Rick Battram, Glencoe, MO; Sophie Binder, St. Louis; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; May Chen, St. Louis;
Piety Choi, Greenville, IL; Michael Costabile, Wildwood, MO; Ann Croghan, St. Peters, MO; Stephen DaLay, Shrewsbury, MO; Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Dominic Finocchio, St. Louis; Susan Garrett, Olivette, MO; Justin King, St. Louis; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Karthika Krishna, Wildwood, MO; Connie LaFlam, St. Louis; Caitlin Lally, St. Louis; Barbara Marshall, Chesterfield, MO;
Jenna McNair, Chesterfield, MO; Jennifer Mishra, Edwardsville, IL; Wendy Nishi, St. Louis; Alex Paradowski, St. Louis; Rachel Reinhard, St. Louis; Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO; Alan Sandler, St. Louis; Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO;
Carey Seven, St. Louis; Chelsie Wilson, Imperial, MO; James Wilson, Farmington, MO; Barbara Zucker, Clayton, MO; Barbara Zucker, Clayton, MO 

"Outliers" is on view April 13-May 30, 2019 and is FREE & open to the public. Free reception Saturday, April 20, 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sunday. PARKING recommendations can be found at the end of this email.

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Contemporary Gallery: Thursday, 9 May 2019

Annual Student Exhibition
April 29 - May 9, 2019
Contemporary Gallery
Closing Reception: Thursday, May 9

Annual Student Exhibition is the end of the school year celebration of the best of the student work from both fall and spring semesters (Fall 2019 - Spring 2019).

It is a juried show by St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley Art Department faculties.

The main gallery on campus, the Contemporary Gallery is located in the Instructional Resource Building (IR), room 111.

Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday 10 am - 3 pm.

Galleries at Flo Valley
3400 Pershall Rd,

St. Louis 63135

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Foundry Art Centre: 26 July 2019

\In honor of the Sestercentennial of St. Charles, MO, the Foundry Art Centre will present “250 Years of St. Charles”, an exhibition of local architecture throughout the city’s history. Blueprints, etchings,drawings, paintings, and photographs curated and shared from the St. Charles County Historical Society and the Frenchtown Heritage Museum will be on display in Gallery III of the Foundry Art Centre.

Explore St. Charles through the lens of the past in this exhibition. Iconic buildings of St. Charles such as the First National Bank (now Llewellyn’s), Katy Depot, Courthouse, and Academy of the Sacred Heart will be featured alongside other structures of historical or architectural significance. This exhibition aims to educate the community about local history through the urban landscape that shaped it.

“250 Years of St. Charles” will be on display at the Foundry Art Centre from July 26, 2019 to September 13, 2019. An Opening Reception will be held on July 26, 2019, from 6 to 8 pm.

520 N. Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301

Thursday, April 11, 2019

World Chess Hall of Fame: Thursday, 2 May 2019

M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations
Opening Reception Thursday, May 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Attend the opening reception of M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations and explore the mind-bending, mathematical, and metamorphic works of world-famous graphic artist M.C. Escher. The exhibition features an extensive collection of drawings, mezzotints, lithographs, and woodcuts, which blend and blur constructs inspired by impossible worlds, the intricacies of nature, and the infinity of chess.

World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Messing Gallery: Friday 12 April 2019

Laura Lebeda: Divine Nature
Friday at 6 PM – 8 PM

I draw and I construct. My intention is to invite viewers to look closer and see the sacred in our everyday lives. Each art piece creates a narrative of exploring and investigating through a use of mark making as the main component.

By creating in two distinctly different art mediums, large charcoal drawings on paper, and mixed media with clay, together a unified body of work is formed. My belief is that each body of work stands on its own, yet together a more in-depth, cohesive narrative emerges and exists.

Messing Gallery
101 N Warson Rd
St. Louis 63124

Urb Arts: Friday, 19 April 2019

Black Culture - Photography Exhibit
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Urb Arts
2600 N 14th St
St. Louis 63106

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Fontbonne Gallery of Art: Friday, 12 April 2019

Junior Synthesis Exhibit at Fontbonne University
Opening reception  April 12 from 6 to 8 pm.
April 12-April 19 9 am – 4 pm.

Juniors at Fontbonne University embark on their first exhibition, featuring graphite illustrations, ink drawings, paintings, graphic design and jewelry. 

This week long show will feature the works of Alex Arscott, Taylor Henderson, Morgan Laughlin, Emily Mitulski, Jessica Mitulski, Bonita Owen, Kayla Sheldon, Morgan Whitehead

Fontbonne Gallery of Art
Fine Arts Building
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63105

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 12 April 2019

JUDY CHILD Inner Mappings
Opening Reception Friday, April 12. 5-8 pm
April 12 – May 11, 2019

In the new series Inner Mappings, Judy Child continues to explore the materiality and texture of paint as it is poured and manipulated onto canvas to create layered and fractured surfaces.
Themes of duality are featured in this work. Choreographic, performative application at the artist’s hand exists alongside results of natural process. Emerging color adds to the narrative, suggestive of immersive sources, barely contained.

In Biomarkers, Terry Conrad views the printmaking process as a living organism, in which process and result are one entity. Akin to scar tissue or memory perception, constant movement and evolution make for an ongoing change in creation. As transformation plays both a physical and theoretical role, Conrad focuses on contrasts: control and chance, waste and decoration, and the use of finite and recycled materials. Conrad himself manufactures a press, a highly sculptural construct made from a growing collection of found objects, scraps and raw materials in piles and tiers, serving as strata themselves, and the resulting images, impressions created over the course of several days, are created through the oxidation of metals and hand made inks onto the paper, which lies underneath the press itself. The results are meditative images that are suggestive of rocks and minerals, also formed over time and under pressure. Ecological, architectural and natural elements become primary themes. Invisible motion, transitory and spontaneous action converge in a singular method.

Public Hours Tuesday through Friday Noon – 6:00 pm, Saturday 11 am – 4 pm and open by appointment

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63105

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 3 May 2019

Opening Reception Friday, May 3, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Open Gallery Saturday, May 4, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Please join us for California Dreamin’ featuring extraordinary portraiture, vistas, and details from the Golden State each exquisitely rendered in Black and White tones utilizing historical and modern print processes including Tin-Type, Silver Gelatin and Archival Pigmented Ink.

A chance drawing will support charities benefiting the victims of the 2018 fire in Northern California.

Bullivant Gallery
Grand Center for the Arts
3321 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103