Saturday, September 28, 2019

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 5 October 2019

Rose Bell, Landscape VI, 2018. Cotton & Acrylic Embroidery Floss on Linen, 16x20"

"Fiber Focus 2019"
exhibit opens next Saturday night at Art Saint Louis
Free reception October 5, 5-7 p.m.
Awards presentation at 6 p.m. with Juror Arturo Alonzo Sandoval.  

"Fiber Focus 2019" a juried contemporary fiber art exhibit that was open to artists residing in 9 states: Missouri and the eight states that are contiguous to our border--Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Artworks submitted for this exhibit were to focus on fiber as media as well as technique. Works in any fiber media or combination of fiber media were considered. Other media may be incorporated, however, the central or key element explored must clearly be fiber or fiber technique. Works in all themes/subjects, styles, and techniques were encouraged. 

For "Fiber Focus 2019" 214 artworks were submitted by 87 artists for consideration by exhibit Juror Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, from which he selected 47 works by 42 artists (see complete list of artists below) from eight states for the final exhibition. The exhibit will include basketry, beading, dyeing, embellishment, embroidery, handmade paper, quilting, sewing, surface design, tapestry, weaving, and more.

Alex Bailey, Glen Carbon, IL; Kayla Bailey, St. Louis; Rose Bell, Louisville, KY;
Donna Broyles, Alton, IL; Stacey Chinn, Lexington, KY; Geraldine Craig, Manhattan, KS; Miguel de Aguero, Sullivan, MO; Ali Deane, Lexington, KY; Trudy Denham, Chadron, NE; Sara Drower, Wilmette, IL; Hale Ekinci, Chicago, IL;
Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Rebecca Grass, Manchester, MO; Sharon Havelka, Memphis, TN; Lisa Hinrichs, St. Charles, MO; Marilyn Emerson Holtzer, St. Louis; Alanna Huck-Scarry, Chicago, IL; Lueking Knabe, Kansas City, MO;
Lialia Kuchma, Chicago, IL; Michele Lasker, Tulsa, OK; Sarah Little, Quincy, IL;
JoEl LoGiudice, Ashland City, TN; Elizabeth Madden, Clayton, MO; Gena Mark, Lexington, KY; Susan Michael, Tulsa, OK; Kristin Morland, Lawrence, KS; Wendy Nishi, St. Louis; Alex Paradowski, Granite City, IL; Roxanne Phillips, St. Louis;
Marti Plager, Louisville, KY; Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, Davenport, IA; Sun Smith-Fôret, Elsah, IL; Becky Stevens, Belton, MO; Carmen Alana Tibbets, Edwardsville, IL; Ann Miller Titus, Quincy, IL; Cathy Vigor, Lexington, KY;
Tracy Welling, Fairview Heights, IL; Razine (Ray) Wenneker, St. Louis; 
Laverne Zabielski, Lexington, KY.
Art Saint Louis

1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 4 October 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

May Gallery: Friday, 27 September 2019

Gallery logo

Maarten de BoerHet Gezicht

Barkhad Abdi, 2015

6 - 27 September 2019
with a talk by Mr. de Boer, on Friday, 27 September, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Reception for the Photographer Friday, 27 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!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 27 September 2019

Laura Saunders Kaiser, "Gran"

Framations Art Gallery invites the public to view a new art exhibit by Missouri Fiber Artists. The exhibit is titled "Portraits and Portrayals" and features works by 13 fiber artists working in media including dyed and commercial fabrics, embroidery, weaving, hand and machine quilting, silk painting, and more.

There will be a free opening reception for this exhibit September 27 from 6-8pm. The exhibit will continue through November 7. During the full length of the exhibit, visitors will be able to vote for People's Choice, which will be announced at the end of the exhibit.

This exhibit is part of Innovations in Textiles 2019, a collaborative event presented Fall 2019 throughout the St. Louis region—including St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles, Columbia, Missouri, as well as Metro East and Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Framations is open Tuesday - Saturday 10-6 and Sundays 12-5.

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Art meets Vintage: Saturday, 12 October 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 20 September 2019

"It's Elemental"
September 4 - October 31, 2019.
Reception - Friday, September 20, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Closed Mon. & Tues.

21 North Gore 
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

COCA Millstone Gallery: Friday, 20 September 2019

Join us for an opening reception for Adornment
September 20, 5:30-7:30 PM

Yvonne Osei will collaborate with two licensed barbers to transform the Millstone Gallery space into a barbershop. The community will have the opportunity to be a part of this performance by receiving free haircuts during the opening reception of “Adornment”.

Live music by Makeda Kravitz

For centuries, people all over the world have enhanced their physical presence to add value to the way they appear and how others perceive them. Every society has cultivated and promoted ideals that define and qualify beauty through clothing, textiles, haircuts, jewelry, body paintings and tattoos. Adornment, however, refers not only to an object and its cultural meaning and relevance; it also encapsulates the entire state of adorning.

This exhibition explores the artist (adorner), the creative process (adorning) and the art (adorned), with a focus on the human form – its presence, stature, functionality, capabilities, expression and dynamism. It also explores how adornment can foster associations and disassociations through symbols of luxury, group affiliations, celebration and festivities, as well as conformance and defiance of authority. Adornment also explores how people choose to define themselves individually or collectively, as well as how they accept or challenge what society ascribes as possessing value.

Adornment is curated by Yvonne Osei, COCA Curator in Residence.

524 Trinity Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63130

Norton's Fine Art & Framing: Saturday, 28 September 2019

Deann Rubin & Betty Shew, Handwoven Tapestry and Cast Paper
"Paper and Thread: Dreams are Made of These"
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 28th, 1 - 4
Show ends on Wednesday, October 30th.

Innovations in Textiles 2019 is a collaborative event presented this Fall throughout the St. Louis region. Created to celebrate and investigate the state of contemporary textile arts, Innovations in Textiles 2019 is comprised of over 45 regional nonprofit & commercial art galleries, organizations and museums that have joined forces to present innovative exhibitions that explore fiber art, textiles and fashion created by local, regional, national, and international artists.

Tuesday - Saturday: 10 - 6

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

MOCRA: Sunday, 15 September 2019

Sept. 15 – Dec. 15, 2019
Opening reception 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2019.

A time for giving thanks
Terrence Dempsey, SJ, Founding Director of MOCRA, recently retired from Saint Louis University after nearly thirty years as a professor of Art History. With the exhibition Gratitude, he desires to express a deeply felt “thank you” — for the opportunity to establish a museum and, over the course of nearly thirty years, grow its collection, present numerous exhibitions and programs, and share his unique insights into contemporary art.

Gratitude is a uniquely personal show made up of works that hold particular meaning for Fr. Dempsey. Some are by artists he shares a close connection with, while others speak profoundly to him of themes that he has been drawn to throughout his career. Some are works that are foundational to the MOCRA collection.

SLU Museum of Art: Thursday, 19 September 2019

Thursday, September 19 5:30-7:30 PM

Join us for a free reception at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art to celebrate the closing of M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations with a satellite exhibition of 35 additional Escher works not previously shown at the World Chess Hall of Fame.

M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations explores 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.

HOURS: 11 am - 4 pm, Wednesday - Sunday

Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday, 14 September 2019

THOMAS SLEET: Integration-Sacred Space
JILL DOWNEN: Here all is distance, there it was Breath
DAMON DAVIS: Sad Panther
LINES: Group Exhition with Carmon Colangelo, Alex Couwenberg, Beverly Fishman, Michelle Grabner, Chris Kahler, James Austin Murray and others

Opening Night Saturday, September 14, 2019. 6 to 8 pm
Free parking, complimentary wine and open to all

Public Hours Tuesday thru Friday 12 - 6 pm, Saturday open when noted on website, Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, Also open by appointment

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

Barrett Barrera Projects

Saint-Louis to St.Louis: The City on the River meets River City
a group exhibition curated by Modou Dieng
on view from Oct. 17 to Dec. 22
Opening reception  Oct. 17, from 5:30 to 8 pm.

This exhibition will explore the contemporary journey of Saint-Louis, Senegal that began in the mid-20th century and continues to this day to produce inspiration, love, and joy for its native artists and visitors. It also will explore Saint-Louis’ tale of métissage, five centuries old, that sits at its heart.

Barrett Barrera Projects
4739 McPherson Avenue

projects+gallery: Friday, 27 September 2019

Tom Friedman: Eternal Return
Reception Sept. 27 from 5 to 8 pm
and will close on Nov. 23

Tom Friedman’s show will explore the philosophical concept of infinite recurrence, the idea that all existence and energy will persist indefinitely. This concept is laced through Friedman’s work in several ways—from his obsessively repetitive processes to his recurrent interest in both basic human drives and the pleasures and objects of youth. Friedman has used the St. Louis as a touch-point throughout his career to anchor his practice and references. In Eternal Return, Friedman subverts our perception of the mundane and the meaningful, manipulating commonplace objects to disrupt the superficial solace of what feels like home.

4733 McPherson Avenue

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 11 October 2019

“Engeldark: Because nobody’s bright and cheerful all the time…”
October 2 – November 8, 2019
Opening reception held on Friday, October 11, 2019  from 5-8 pm.

Green Door art gallery is proud to present “Engeldark: Because nobody’s bright and cheerful all the time…” Check out the shadier side of Mary Engelbreit in this exhibit of original black and white drawings paired with quotes that are snarky, straightforward and loaded with attitude! These works of art will be on display and available for sale from October 2 through November 8, 2019.The opening reception is Friday October 11, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 pm and is free and open to the public. Mary Engelbreit will be present at the reception.
Green Door art gallery’s 30 resident artists will also be exhibiting and selling artwork including fused glass, mosaics, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, collage, mixed media, wood, pottery, textile art, jewelry and 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
(314) 202-4071

Friday, September 06, 2019

Mad Art Gallery: Friday, 13 September 2019

Transcendence - The Art of Ami Amore' and Anthony Sapone
Friday, September 13, 6 PM – 10 PM

Transcendence - noun
existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level.

Do you believe in the magic of the Universe?
A journey into love, life and death.
A multi media experience of visual art from the soul, performances to evoke emotion and more

Mad Art Gallery
2727 S 12th St
St. Louis 63118

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Art at the Station: Wednesday, 11 September 2019

"Cars and Guitars Inspire Photography"
Reception 5:30-7:30

Kirkwood Train Station
110 W. Argonne Dr.
Kirkwood MO

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Saint Louis University Museum of Art: Friday, 6 September 2019

Plastic: The Future Then…And Now.
Opening Reception Friday, September 6, 5-8 pm
The exhibition will be on display September 6 to December 29, 2019

The exhibition includes an overview of the role plastic plays in today’s society, including aesthetics and the continuous developments in information technology, manufacturing, civil engineering, and the medical field. It features examples by Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton, Ettore Sottsass, Joe Cesare Colombo, Luigi Colani, Giotto Stoppino, Carlo Bartoli, and others.

Plastic features a comprehensive look at the history of plastic and its many uses and consequences. It spans from natural plastics, early plastics such as Bakelite and Bandalasta, the eruption of plastics in the 1960s and 70s, and advances in manufacturing and technology of the 2000s to today. The exhibition also covers the consequences of plastic on our environment.

Parking for the opening reception will be available at the lot located at the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and Spring Avenue.

Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108