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Events

Learn more about creative events happening near you in St. Louis, Missouri.

A collection of arts related events happening around St. Louis each week.

Novel Ideas: Fishbowl
May
23
to May 24

Novel Ideas: Fishbowl

Join Novel Ideas (left-bank.com/novel-ideas) for a reading group discussion of "Fishbowl" by Bradley Somer!

A goldfish named Ian is falling from the 27th-floor balcony on which his fishbowl sits. He's longed for adventure, so when the opportunity arises, he escapes from his bowl, clears the balcony railing and finds himself airborne. Plummeting toward the street below, Ian witnesses the lives of the Seville on Roxy residents. There's the handsome grad student, his girlfriend, and his mistress; the construction worker who feels trapped by a secret; the building's super who feels invisible and alone; the pregnant woman on bed rest who craves a forbidden ice cream sandwich; the shut-in for whom dirty talk, and quiche, are a way of life; and home-schooled Herman, a boy who thinks he can travel through time. Though they share time and space, they have something even more important in common: each faces a decision that will affect the course of their lives. Within the walls of the Seville are stories of love, new life, and death, of facing the ugly truth of who one has been and the beautiful truth of who one can become.Join Novel Ideas (left-bank.com/novel-ideas) for a reading group discussion of "Fishbowl" by Bradley Somer!

A goldfish named Ian is falling from the 27th-floor balcony on which his fishbowl sits. He's longed for adventure, so when the opportunity arises, he escapes from his bowl, clears the balcony railing and finds himself airborne. Plummeting toward the street below, Ian witnesses the lives of the Seville on Roxy residents. There's the handsome grad student, his girlfriend, and his mistress; the construction worker who feels trapped by a secret; the building's super who feels invisible and alone; the pregnant woman on bed rest who craves a forbidden ice cream sandwich; the shut-in for whom dirty talk, and quiche, are a way of life; and home-schooled Herman, a boy who thinks he can travel through time. Though they share time and space, they have something even more important in common: each faces a decision that will affect the course of their lives. Within the walls of the Seville are stories of love, new life, and death, of facing the ugly truth of who one has been and the beautiful truth of who one can become.

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ReMAKE at 4 Hands Brewing Co.
May
24
5:30 PM17:30

ReMAKE at 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Join Perennial all summer long for our monthly reMAKE Craft Night hosted by 4 Hands Brewing Co. Enjoy local brews at one of our favorite spots in St. Louis while you craft three unique upcycled crafts, including:

Salvaged Leather Tie-On Collar – Spice up a plain shirt with an adorable handmade peter pan collar! Use bits of salvaged leather as the base, then accent your collar with a few stitches and a ribbon.

Fabric Flower Brooch – Twist colorful scrap fabric pieces into darling rosettes, and add a pin back to make the perfect wearable art. April showers really do bring May flowers!

Wine Cork Picture Stand- Upcycle those unwanted wine corks and wire hangers into quirky picture stands, perfect for displaying on your shelf or a desk.

Space is limited, so register now to save yourself a seat at the craft table! Tickets are only $5 to make all three crafts projects, and advance registration is required.

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STORY Lounge
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

STORY Lounge

  • Sophie's Artist Lounge & Cocktail Club (map)
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The Kranzberg Arts Foundation and the award-winning St. Louis Storytelling Festival join forces once again for another evening of STORY LOUNGE, a new monthly storytelling series in the classy Sophie’s Lounge at the .ZACK (3224 Locust Street, 2nd Floor, St Louis, MO 63103). 

Doors Open: 6 pm
Storytelling begins: 6:30 pm

Suggested Donation of $5

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Modern Calligraphy
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Modern Calligraphy

Learn the art of calligraphy with a modern twist! Professional Calligrapher, Katherine Yabes, of Handwritten by Katherine will expertly guide you through an introduction to calligraphy. Learn all the basic lettering techniques, get comfortable using a pointed pen and ink, and practice joining letters and forming words and phrases. Take home the pen, nib, ink, and worksheets to continue your practice at home. 

Price: $65
Taught by Katherine Yabes of Handwritten by Katherine
This workshop is limited to 12 participants.
Please call 314-454-6868 to reserve your spot!

*Bowood reserves the right to cancel, combine, or reschedule a workshop or class to adjust for enrollment. If Bowood cancels a workshop or class, you may transfer to another workshop or class or receive a full refund. Notice of withdrawal from a workshop or class must be made at least 14 days prior to the start of the workshop or class. No refunds will be given for withdrawals made after that time. No refunds will be given for workshops or classes missed due to illness, personal conflict, or other reasons. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please email events@bowoodfarms.com if you wish to withdraw from a workshop or class.

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Opening Reception - Julie Malone //Chroma Glow//
May
25
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception - Julie Malone //Chroma Glow//

Houska Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by artist Julie Malone, featuring all new paintings with an interactive twist.

As a colorist, her abstract landscapes push the boundaries of color theory, creating depth and movement that engage the viewer and allow for emotional connections. 

Julie's exhibition runs through July 14th.

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Schlafly's Art Outside Festival
May
25
to May 27

Schlafly's Art Outside Festival

Like beer, art brings people together. That’s why we established Schlafly’s Art Outside Festival back in 2004. Hosted at the Bottleworks location in Maplewood, we aim to raise awareness and appreciation of art and music created in our very own community.

We feature artists you’ve never heard of and deliver a family-friendly experience you won’t find anywhere else. Get closer to 15,000 of your neighbors, and get to know art without pretense. The locally focused festival is FREE to attend.

Schlafly Art Outside hours:
Friday, May 26: 5PM-10PM
Saturday, May 27: 11AM-10PM
Sunday, May 28: 11AM-4PM

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Schlafly's Art Outside Festival
May
25
to May 27

Schlafly's Art Outside Festival

Like beer, art brings people together. That’s why we established Schlafly’s Art Outside Festival back in 2004. Hosted at the Bottleworks location in Maplewood, we aim to raise awareness and appreciation of art and music created in our very own community.

We feature artists you’ve never heard of and deliver a family-friendly experience you won’t find anywhere else. Get closer to 15,000 of your neighbors, and get to know art without pretense. The locally focused festival is FREE to attend.

Schlafly Art Outside hours:
Friday, May 26: 5PM-10PM
Saturday, May 27: 11AM-10PM
Sunday, May 28: 11AM-4PM

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SLAM Underground: Action
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

SLAM Underground: Action

Walk the line between fantasy and reality at the next SLAM Underground. In celebration of the otherworldly exhibition, Sun Xun: Time Spy, we're dancing, drawing, thinking, searching, and creating in all dimensions with art, music, and cocktails. 

Featuring an action-packed performance by Hounds and DJ set by DJ Agile One.


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Free.

Hounds is presented by Cornerstone Global Productions.

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You Become Responsible, Forever, For What You Have Tamed
May
26
6:00 PM18:00

You Become Responsible, Forever, For What You Have Tamed

Flood Plain and Rose Raft have partnered!!! 

This exhibition centers around artists that have produced site-specific and installation based works at Rose Raft. 

Rose Raft is an artist and musician residency in New Douglas IL. More info @ Roseraft.org

Join us for our 1st annual exhibition titled: 

You Become Responsible, Forever, For What You Have Tamed

A group show featuring artists:

Derek Patterson
Samantha Hunerlach
Jessica Hunt
Christina McNealy
Leeander Knust
Dara Garcia
Jessee Crane

Artists respond to the show's title a quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
"You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed." Each response manifests in a different form bringing new meaning and interpretation to the quote. Their expressions range from analyses of lost and found objects, interpersonal relationships, sexuality, protest, heredity, and family.

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Intermediate Hand Lettering
May
27
12:00 PM12:00

Intermediate Hand Lettering

Further your hand lettering skills with advanced techniques and fun new tips and tricks from Emily Brown of MLE Paper. Emily will share technical design and layout techniques and introduce you to different lettering styles and banners. Apply Emily’s lesson onto a greeting card and add embellishments and details in gold pen. Participants will leave with worksheets, a technical eraser and gold gel pen. Previous enrollment in Hand Lettering for Beginners is recommended but not required. 

Price: $35
Taught by Emily Brown of MLE Paper
This workshop is limited to 10 participants.
Please call 314-454-6868 to reserve your spot!

*Bowood reserves the right to cancel, combine, or reschedule a workshop or class to adjust for enrollment. If Bowood cancels a workshop or class, you may transfer to another workshop or class or receive a full refund. Notice of withdrawal from a workshop or class must be made at least 14 days prior to the start of the workshop or class. No refunds will be given for withdrawals made after that time. No refunds will be given for workshops or classes missed due to illness, personal conflict, or other reasons. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please email events@bowoodfarms.com if you wish to withdraw from a workshop or class.

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Cherokee Caravan Antiques & Arts Bazaar
May
28
9:00 AM09:00

Cherokee Caravan Antiques & Arts Bazaar

Celebrate a new Memorial Day tradition at the first annual Cherokee Caravan Antiques and Arts Bazaar taking place on Historic Cherokee Antique Row. The Bazaar will host over 100 local and out of town antiques dealers, vintage purveyors, and makers. Vendors will line the streets of Cherokee between Jefferson Ave. and Lemp Ave. and provide choice antiques, artifacts, vintage goods, and handmade wares for purchase. Peppered in between antique vendors will be local food and beverage trucks as well as entertainment for the whole family. Come experience Cherokee Antique Row like never before!

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FarFetched Presents: Conflicting Constellations
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

FarFetched Presents: Conflicting Constellations

FarFetched and the Pulitzer present a summer performance series, featuring an eclectic mix of national and St. Louis-based musicians and artists. Part of First Fridays in Grand Center, this installment will open with poetry readings by Cheeraz Gormon, Pacia Elaine Anderson, and New York-based Sabaah Folayan. The readings will be accompanied by music by AndroBeat’s Britt Baker. FarFetched artists CaveofswordS will follow with a live performance. To learn more, visit pulitzerarts.org.

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Telescope Viewing McDonnell Planetarium - Forest Park
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Telescope Viewing McDonnell Planetarium - Forest Park

Join the members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society and the St. Louis Science Center for an evening of telescope viewing. There will be a FREE "Sky Tonight" presentation in the Orthwein Starbay - McDonnell Planetarium starting at 7:00 PM January-May and September - December and 8:00 PM June-August. The "Sky Tonight" program will be held regardless of the weather.

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The Spark Dinner: LGBTQ Resources
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

The Spark Dinner: LGBTQ Resources

Organized by FoodSpark, The Spark is a pop-up dinner that crowdfunds microgrants for projects and ideas relating to social issues. This gathering at the Pulitzer culminates a four-month series in partnership with Queer and Trans People of Color: St. Louis, Metro Trans Umbrella Group St. Louis, and PROMO, a statewide LGBT advocacy organization, and aims to fund initiatives that provide resources and support to the LGBTQ+ community of St. Louis. For a donation of $10, guests will enjoy a meal, hear two- minute presentations, and vote on their favorite proposals. The winning team will receive the money raised. Dinner will be provided by Tree House and Lina Almuallem. 

Do you have a project or idea that promotes, supports, or engages local LGBTQ+ communities? Send your one-page proposal to team@foodspark.org by Wednesday, May 30 to be considered. Please include your name, project title, and contact information in your submission. For more information, visit foodspark.org.

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Plaid Progress: Gallery Opening Curated by Lyndon Barrios Jr.
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Plaid Progress: Gallery Opening Curated by Lyndon Barrios Jr.

Plaid Progress brings together artists based in St. Louis and other cities in the mid-west, strengthening artist ties in the region, while championing the work happening outside of and on par with the dominant coastal cities. Plaid Progress arose as a phrase in reference to a lateral notion of moving forward, thinking of culture forming as plaid patterns are woven, with intersecting colors and varying widths of warp and weft, producing durable fabric. Collectively the artists deal with a dynamic mix of place, identity, cultural objects, intimacy, language, and overlooked histories. 

The exhibition is curated by Lyndon Barrois Jr., and will be accompanied by a catalog with written contributions from Barrois Jr., and Lynnette Miranda.

There will be drinks, light refreshments and a curator's talk at 7:00.

- The exhibition will remain up through July 21st -

Krista Franklin: www.kristafranklin.com (Chicago, IL)
Gina Grafos: www.ginagrafos.com (St. Louis, MO)
Alyssa Knowling: visitorassembly.co (St. Louis, MO) *Intersect studio artist
Albert Yowshien Kuo: www.albertyowshien.com (St. Louis, MO) *Intersect studio artist
Mandy Messina: mandymessina.com/work/ (Oklahoma City, OK)
Marcus Stabenow: visitorassembly.co (St. Louis, MO)
Jordan Weber: jordanjweber.madewithcolor.com (Des Moines, IA)
Jodi Webster: www.jodiwebster.com (Lawrence, KS)

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WOLF EYES St. Louis Residency
Jun
22
to Jun 23

WOLF EYES St. Louis Residency

Wolf Eyes Music 2018 Residency Series is the the musical duo of Nate Young and John Olson in collaboration with performance artists and unique musicians. In 2017, Wolf Eyes Music held
multi-day residencies at performance spaces in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City. The goal of the residency series is to break free from the music industry touring cycle, be able to
experiment with new techniques and explore new artistic relationships with few limits. Last year's residencies established new relationships and long term collaboration with musicians MV
Carbon and Jamie Branch, as well as performance artists Sigrid Lauren & Monica Mirabile who collaborate as Fluct. In 2018 we hope to bring this series to many more cities and expand,
always forward never backwards, on Wolf Eyes Musi.

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Motown on Mondays Relaunch at Atomic Cowboy
May
21
to May 22

Motown on Mondays Relaunch at Atomic Cowboy

Motown On Mondays STL is moving to the Grove! Grab some friends and join us Monday 5/21 for our official relaunch party at Atomic Cowboy!

Outdoor dance party on the patio from 7-11pm
After hours set inside the lounge from 11pm-1am

**Happy Hour food and drink specials all night**

Resident DJs:
DJ MahfVThomDJ UptownHal Greens, & James Biko

Spinning the classics, remixes, and close relatives of your favorite Motown joints complete with visuals.

Beer specials courtesy of 4 Hands Brewing Company

7pm-1am
21+
NO COVER

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Bad Jacket Issue 8
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Bad Jacket Issue 8

Come out to read poetry and fiction with Bad Jacket! Tell a couple jokes! Do a magic trick! Grab the newest copy of BAD JACKET! All are welcome to participate.

The open mic will begin at 6:30pm, sign up at 6pm! 

Bad Jacket is a creative collective in St. Louis, MO dedicated to the publication and promotion of writers and artists locally and less locally. Our bi-monthly zine features original art and literature. 

Free admission!

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FOOD ROCKS! Concert
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

FOOD ROCKS! Concert

The 4th annual FOOD ROCKS! Concert transplants an outdoor experience right to the heart of the city. You can unwind atop the FOOD ROOF Farm or play sand volleyball in the courts below. Savor FOOD ROOF inspired cocktails, beer or wine and food by Mission Taco Joint while listening to live music by local bands Flatwoods and Modern Gold

This fundraiser benefits Urban Harvest STL and St. Louis MetroMarket's work on building an equitable food system in St. Louis. 

Thank you to our sponsors Change, IncorporatedMission Taco Joint andKaldi's Coffee Roasting Co. for making this event possible.

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Mariana Parisca: Premastic
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

Mariana Parisca: Premastic

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 19
7 - 10 pm

Available for viewings by appointment through June 9, 2018.
Reserve a viewing. Contact: pariscamariana@gmail.com

The Millitzer Studio & Gallery
3103 Pestalozzi Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

"Through phenomenological practices, material experiments, and contemporary images, Premastic explores and resists certain neoliberal modes of attention, presentation, performativity, and work. Connections between these disparate ideas emerge as I reveal their intersection through my female Latin American self, situated in the United States. I fall to the snow-covered lawn with a camera around my neck, then see the ground in the alley and suspend the pieces in sugar. I search an iPhoto stream for accidental photographs to hang in perspective. I trap screenshots of google image results for :/|\ between cushion and glass and seeping with lubricant. Over four months, I grind hardwood charcoal with a mortar and pestle, a Magic Bullet, and a meat grinder, then compress and rebind it. I chew absurd amounts of Hubba Bubba Bubblegum in public. The fragility of my being and of the material world defy the anonymous technological approach to identify merit. Where does desire lie in consumerism and misogyny? I share the artifacts and residue of my embodied experience. Material is substance, the body is mine, and the rest is lost.”
-Mariana Parisca

Mariana Parisca received a BFA in Studio Art and Anthropology in 2015 from Washington University in St. Louis and is an MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University in Sculpture & Extended Media for 2020. Mariana, born in 1992, moved to Toledo, Ohio from Caracas, Venezuela in 2000. Her work deals with issues of contemporary mobility in relation to the formation of self. She currently lives and work in St. Louis, MO. Mariana has exhibited in various group shows including the Prelude to the Flood, 2018 at New Works Gallery, Chicago IL; Overview, 2017 at Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO; Surface In-Tension, 2015 at TechArtista, St. Louis, MO; The Real World, 2015, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO; Are You Gonna Eat That, 2015 at 2626 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO; Adventures of a Photographer, 2015 at Weitman Gallery, St. Louis, MO; Pulse, 2014 at Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; Cabinet of Curiosities, 2014 at Libreria di Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy. She received an Artist/Writer Grant for Vermont Studio Center in December of 2015, and was an artist in residence with the St. Louis Story Stitchers Artist Collective from 2015-2017. At Washington University, Mariana was an Eliot Scholar and received the John J. and Marjory B. Lewin Photography Prize in 2015.

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SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

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Join us Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 6-9pm for a group pop-up exhibition featuring:
Shawn Burkard
Vaughn Davis
Conor Murphy
Nick Schleicher

The exhibition closes Sunday, May 20th with additional open hours from 12-4pm.

904 S. 4th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63102
3rd Floor above Imo's Pizza

Parking Information: Park in the lot off Chouteau Avenue. DO NOT park in the lot behind IMO's.

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Peter Manion - Closing Reception & Artist Talk
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Peter Manion - Closing Reception & Artist Talk

Houska Gallery presents a closing reception and artist talk by exhibiting artist Peter Manion. Enjoy new works on paper that have been added for this event while hearing the artist’s impetus for this series.

La Fragua to Vermont: Works on Paper features work by Peter Manion created during his residencies in La Fragua, Belalcazar, Spain, and the Vermont Studio Center. Needing a “flip of the switch” creatively, these experiences provided the isolation Manion needed to reemerge with a new artistic purpose. It was in La Fragua that he started to experiment with his felt and plaster sculptures - allowing him to reexamine his practice as a whole and create a new pace and vocabulary from which to work.

“These works are, in a way, a spirited approach to cataloguing my artist journey; my realization of creative freedom - freedom from a system I had placed upon myself years before. I’ve found my artistic voice, and now is the time to shout it out from this place from which I was born.”

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Protest Banner Workshop with Aram Han Sifuentes
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Protest Banner Workshop with Aram Han Sifuentes

  • Protest Banner Workshop with Aram Han Sifuentes (map)
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Join artist-in-residence Aram Han Sifuentes for a banner making workshop as part of her project, the "Protest Banner Lending Library." Materials for the banners are provided. The workshop is free to attend, but registration is encouraged at pulitzerarts.org. 

We recommend visitors to arrive at 1pm to be able to complete banners.

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Cyanotype Photography Workshop
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Cyanotype Photography Workshop

oin Intersect Arts Center's director, arah Bernhardt, as she teaches a single session class on the art of vintage cyanotype photography.

Registrants are encouraged to bring digital photographs from home on a flash drive or memory card. You are also welcome to bring natural fiber items such as cotton, linen,
nd hemp, to print on. Watercolor paper for printing and chemicals will be provided.

Please visit www.intersectstl.org/adult-classes.html to register.

Space is limited.

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Beginner's Basket Weaving
May
19
9:30 AM09:30

Beginner's Basket Weaving

Learn the art of basket weaving in this introductory workshop with basket weaver Francie Null. Francie will teach you how to weave reed together to create a small basket perfect for trinkets or a plant. A small workshop size will allow for lots of one-on-one guidance and instruction. This beginner’s class is the perfect way to learn the basic principles of basket weaving. 

Price: $35
Taught by Francie Null
This workshop is limited to 8 participants.
Please call 314-454-6868 to reserve your spot!

*Bowood reserves the right to cancel, combine, or reschedule a workshop or class to adjust for enrollment. If Bowood cancels a workshop or class, you may transfer to another workshop or class or receive a full refund. Notice of withdrawal from a workshop or class must be made at least 14 days prior to the start of the workshop or class. No refunds will be given for withdrawals made after that time. No refunds will be given for workshops or classes missed due to illness, personal conflict, or other reasons. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please email events@bowoodfarms.com if you wish to withdraw from a workshop or class.

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Creative Mornings/ St. Louis [Commitment]
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Creative Mornings/ St. Louis [Commitment]

"COMMITMENT" A TALK BY MARSIA GELDERT-MURPHEY ON MAY 19.

Our theme for May is "Commitment". Our speaker, Marsia Geldert-Murphey, has been chosen as one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s Most Influential Business Women for her commitment to the St. Louis Region, and her strong presence in the engineering community.

Schedule:
9:00 AM: Registration, Breakfast & Networking Hour
10:00 AM: Lecture Start Time
10:30 AM: After-Show Performance/Entertainment from local artists.

Register now for your free tickets!
https://creativemornings.com/talks/marsia-geldert-murphey 

Made possible with generous support from Flamingo Bowl, Goshen Coffee Company, Dr. John Schad's Dental Office, Research & Planning Group 🖤

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Take Receipts and Put it on Blast! Pop-up
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Take Receipts and Put it on Blast! Pop-up

Join the artists of Cute Rage Press for a pop-up installation of banners from the Protest Banner Lending Library and public workshops at The Luminary on Friday, May 18, 7–10pm. We recommend visitors to arrive at 7pm to be able to complete banners.

Aram Han Sifuentes, Ishita Dharap, and Tabitha Anne Kunkes will lead simultaneous workshops where people can create protest banners, fill out pages of Taking Receipts: A Log of Aggression for People of Color, and make their own Put It On Blast: Call It Out and Label It! stickers. Banners created at the pop-up event can be for personal use or added to the Protest Banner Lending Library, an ongoing project on view through August 11, 2018 at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. The sticker creation coincides with Put It On Blast: Call It Out and Label It!, a project that invites people to label discriminatory behavior with unique stickers. Put It On Blast is part of Taking Receipts: A Log of Aggression for People of Color, a book aimed to empower people of color to take detailed logs of their daily encounters of aggression and discrimination.

This event is presented in partnership with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. 

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Aram Han Sifuentes is the Pulitzer Arts Foundation's artist-in-residence through August 2018. Sifuentes is a fiber, social practice, and performance artist who works to claim spaces for immigrant and disenfranchised communities. Her work often revolves around skill sharing, specifically sewing techniques, to create multiethnic and intergenerational sewing circles, which become a place for empowerment, subversion, and protest. Her work has been exhibited and performed at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (Chicago, IL), Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City, NY), Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia, PA), Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum (Seoul, South Korea), Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya (Chiapas, Mexico), and the Design Museum (London, UK). She is a 2016 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, a 2016 3Arts Awardee, and a 2017 Sustainable Arts Foundation Awardee. She earned her BA in Art and Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Ishita Dharap is a visual artist, designer, and art educator. She studied interdisciplinary design at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology (Bangalore, India) and experiential education at the Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Pune, India). Dharap’s art practice spans drawing, installations, and objects through which she engages with themes of play and meaning-making, which she views as a link to explore how learning occurs in formal and informal environments. She lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

Tabitha Anne Kunkes is a Chicago based visual artist who focused on the process of art making, seeing it as a catalyst for conversations with family and community. Kunkes views her art as an evolving exploration into discovering how processes become, change, and grow. She earned her BFA in Studio Art, and is currently a MA candidate in Art Therapy and Counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Cute Rage Press is a collaborative project by Aram Han Sifuentes and Ishita Dharap, who are dedicated to empower femmes of color to call out racism and discrimination experienced in everyday life.

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Gregg Louis: After Yesterday Before Tomorrow
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Gregg Louis: After Yesterday Before Tomorrow

Monaco is pleased to present, 'After Yesterday Before Tomorrow,' a solo exhibition by St. Louis-based artist Gregg Louis. 

The exhibition features drawings, paintings, sculptures, and video from two distinct bodies of work produced nearly ten years apart. Louis’ interdisciplinary practice crosses concepts of perception, chance, gesture, and play, often abstracting classic subject matters such as portraiture, landscape, and language.

The exhibition’s title, 'After Yesterday Before Tomorrow' is derived from a text drawing made in 2008, in which the artist engaged a group of nine participants in the childhood game, ‘Telephone’, beginning with a statement about the progression of time. As the statement is shared and transcribed from one participant to the next, it falls in and out of logic, suggesting the artist’s acceptance of distortion and spontaneity in his work.

His interest in ideas such as distortion, fluidity, and chance again found their way into his most recent work from 2018. Using the blind contour drawing technique, Louis generates drawings while gazing on different subjects such as portraits, landscapes, and everyday objects. These ‘blind’ sketches become the architectural plan for paintings and sculptural mobiles in the exhibition. 

Conceptually, the two bodies of work resonate similar themes and ideas. The progression of time shows a marked evolution of Louis's use of color and materials to include vibrant hues and non-traditional use of materials - presenting a similar playfulness and openness in the work. 

Born in St. Louis, where he currently lives and works, Louis received his BFA in Painting from Missouri State University in 2006 and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2009. He has had solo exhibitions and projects at Nohra Haime Gallery, New York; Hverfisgalleri, Reykjavik; HMK, Hoorn Netherlands (collaborative project). He has also participated in group exhibitions in the United States and abroad at Frieze, London; Vienna Contemporary, Vienna; ArtBo, Bogata; Nohra Haime Gallery, New York; Postmaster Gallery, New York; Galerist, Istanbul; Here Art Center, New York; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn; and Los Caminos, Saint Louis. In 2009, Louis was an artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. The New York Times, The Wall St Journal, Sculpture Magazine, and several other prominent online blogs and journals have covered his work. Nohra Haime Gallery in New York currently represents Louis's work.

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Unfolding Beauty and Beyond
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Unfolding Beauty and Beyond

While a folding screen is one of the popular painting formats in Korea, screen paintings functioned not only as fine artworks, but also provided many other practical roles in the daily life of the Joseon dynasty. 

Hyunsoo Woo, the Maxine and Howard Lewis curator of Korean art,Philadelphia Museum of Art will speak on the meanings and symbolism hidden behind their visual charm. Relevant Chinese and Japanese works will serve as comparisons providing distinctive characteristics of these closely related cultures. 

Presented in collaboration with the Gateway Korea Foundation of Saint Louis. 

Tickets are required for this free event. 
Reserve a ticket: http://bit.ly/2jCbwlo

All events in The Farrell Auditorium are ticketed. Tickets are subject to availability. Tickets may be purchased or reserved in person at the Museum's Information Centers, through MetroTix at metrotix.com, or by calling 314.534.1111. All tickets purchased or reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets purchased at the Museum.

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Crafts + Cocktails with Dabble
May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Crafts + Cocktails with Dabble

Dabble is bringing together the upcycling experts from Perennial and the local cocktail experts at Retreat Gastropub for an evening of craft cocktails, crafts, and craft beer. At this date-night or friend gathering event, you’ll learn to stir up a tasty signature cocktail from Retreat and make two handmade crafts.

At our May event, we'll be crafting a salvaged leather case, perfect for storing your summertime sunglasses or everyday glasses. Add colorful custom stitched accents and a strap of leather to bring it all together. We'll also be crafting a wooden phone stand from scraps of hardwoods and softwoods. Drill a hole and add a keychain to make it perfectly portable, and finish with our eco-friendly wood wax.

Perennial’s creative reuse instructors will show you how to transform materials destined for local landfills into useful and fun creations and learn to make a unique and delicious cocktail designed just for this event from local mixologists.

If you just want to learn to make this cocktail and not drink, feel free to BYOB! Bring your sweetie, friend, or just yourself and spend the evening learning to mix, shake, and make with a cocktail in hand.

Advance registration is required, so head over to Dabble to register now!

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Media in The Mix: A Group Exhibition
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Media in The Mix: A Group Exhibition

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Fonbonne to Feature ‘Media in the Mix: A Group Exhibit’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: timothy.e.wagner@gmail.com. 314-497-5468

ST. LOUIS—Media in the Mix: A Group Exhibit, featuring the work of eight local mixed-media artists, will open at Fontbonne University on May 18. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 pm at Fontbonne University’s Fine Arts Gallery, 6800 Wydown Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63105. 
The show is curated by mixed media artist Timothy Wagner. Wagner said he wanted to bring a variety of professional mixed-media artists together to share their vision with the St. Louis community. “The idea started out as a pop-up one weekend show, but with the support of Fontbonne University, it has turned into a one-month group exhibition,” he said. “I wanted a small group show of artists whose work meshes well,” Wagner added. The exhibit runs through June 15.
The Fontbonne Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday-Thursday 9 – 4, Friday 9-6, and Saturday noon – 4. It is closed on Sunday. 

The Artists

Curator Timothy Wagner is a St. Louis mixe-media artist and educator. Timothy works with a wide variety of mediums and his work reflects natural surroundings, spirituality and familiarity.
Brian Anderson is an artist who captures images in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic and digital, as well as journaling life through his sketchbooks.
Katie Chilman is a local mixed-media artist who pairs vintage photography with found objects to tell a unique multidimensional story.
Nancy Rice Early is an abstract landscape artist and muralist. As a cancer and me too survivor, her work speaks to those who seek joy through strength.
Nancy Exarhu is a St. Louis artist who explores through mixed media the relation between two and three dimensions, between ceramics and painting, creating mini environments, with colorful clay houses that have neither floor nor roof.
Suzy Farren is a fiber and mixed-media artist whose intuitive work draws upon memory.
Chris Mundwiller is an abstract artist with a fetish for vocabulary and social nuance.
Melinda Wagner is a photographer who incorporates mixed media into her work. Her influences are drawn from life experiences, travel, family and love.

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Up Next: Gallery Opening + more!
May
18
4:00 PM16:00

Up Next: Gallery Opening + more!

This showcase will feature visual art, dance, and music work by elementary students from EAGLE Gravois Park in Intersect’s in-school and out-of-school classes. Led by Intersect teaching artists, students have been exploring and developing skills in painting, drawing, fiber art, book arts, sculpture, dance, creative movement, singing, percussion, music theory, and more.

There will also be a grill-out and a community art project happening in Intersect's garden space!

For more information about the Art Hives community art project, please visit the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/188420388460301/

Please join us to celebrate the hard work and creativity of these young artists!

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Art Museum Day 2018
May
18
10:30 AM10:30

Art Museum Day 2018

Celebrate #ArtMuseumDay and the 5th anniversary of the opening of the East Building with a free guided drop-in tour highlighting the Museum building and collection with an emphasis on the role it has played in our community. The tour begins at 10:30 am at the Information Center in Sculpture Hall.

Art Museum Day recognizes that museums are often important civic anchors, offering inspiring and educational experiences in ways that make towns, cities, and regions better places for everyone who lives and works there. 

Free.

Learn more: https://aamd.org/art-museum-day-2018

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Screening of Films by Mona Hatoum
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Screening of Films by Mona Hatoum

Join Tamara H. Schenkenberg, curator at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and Monika Weiss, New York-based artist and associate professor at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, for a screening and discussion of three short films by Mona Hatoum: "Don’t smile you’re on camera!" (1980), "Roadworks" (1985), and "Measures of Distance" (1988). The conversation will also include a response by Weiss, focusing on her own work, as well as an examination of other contemporary women artists working with body, memory, and public space. To learn more, visit pulitzerarts.org.

IMAGE CREDIT: 
Mona Hatoum
"Measures of Distance" (Stills)
1988
Colour video with sound
15 min 35 s
A Western Front video production, Vancouver, 1988
© Mona Hatoum
Courtesy of the artist

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Talk With Katherine Reynolds, Catalina Ouyang, Krista Valdez
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Talk With Katherine Reynolds, Catalina Ouyang, Krista Valdez

Join us at projects+gallery for a conversation with artists Katherine Simóne Reynolds, Catalina Ouyang and Krista Valdez who are featured in our current exhibition 'Seeing Other People'.

Katherine Simóne Reynolds is a St. Louis-based photographer and performance artist. Using the Black
body and her own experiences, Reynolds works to celebrate and physicalize the emotional life by
constructing pieces that include portrait photography, video and in situ choreography.

Catalina Ouyang is a Chinese-American multidisciplinary artist who invokes mythology, oral histories,
historical motifs and popular/banal iconography as allegories for where violent inequities can be traced
and dismantled. Often drawing on fragments of female “villains,” Ouyang queers the linearity of imperial
and capitalist narratives, with the intention of reclaiming subjecthood.

Krista Valdez is a St. Louis-based photographer who uses her own body as a mediator between the
psychological self and various social environments. In a consistent search for the uncomfortable, she
situates her emotions in unfamiliar surroundings, longing to secure her own position in society.

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Meet Me in the Museum
May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Meet Me in the Museum

Meet up with locals to chat, learn, and engage in a casual happy hour surrounded by fascinating contemporary artworks. Enjoy specialty drinks at the new Rise Café or a complimentary beer from Urban Chestnut, take advantage of special discounts in the shop, and partake in short, informal tours of the exhibitions on view. Knowledge of contemporary art is not required!

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here: camstl.org/event/meet-me-in-the-museum/

Special thanks to Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.

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Gallery Talk: MFA 18
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Gallery Talk: MFA 18

Join Patricia Olynyk, Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art and director of the Graduate School of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, for a discussion of artwork by the 2018 graduates of the Graduate School of Art on view in the 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition.

Free and open to the public. View parking and access at http://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/directions

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Film Screening: Site-Specific: A History of the Mattress Factory
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening: Site-Specific: A History of the Mattress Factory

Pick up tickets here: https://ti.to/ongoing-box/5-12-flood-plain-screening-site-specific-a-history-of-the-mattress-factory

Site-Specific: A History of the Mattress Factory (97 minutes)

Through a mix of stories and anecdotes, archival installation footage, and interviews with artists and co-directors Barbara Luderowski and Michael Olijnyk, "Site-Specific: A History of the Mattress Factory" presents an in-depth look at one of the first site-specific museums in the United States. 

Founded in 1977 in Pittsburgh, PA, the Mattress Factory is a contemporary art museum and experimental lab featuring site-specific installations created by artists in residence from around the world. Starting as a quirky, anything goes food co-op and artist studio space, the museum created a program of artist residencies in 1982 to focus on site-specific installation art and they never looked back.

Cutting between the installation of the museum’s 40th anniversary exhibition and the museum’s long history of exhibiting experimental art, the film provides an intimate, sometimes humorous, look at the indirect path a museum takes as it creates its identity.

The film features interviews with artists Ann Hamilton, Sarah Oppenheimer, Vanessa German, Dennis Maher, Kevin Clancy, and David Pohl, and rare archival installation footage of James Turrell, Yayoi Kusama, Meg Webster, David Ellis, as well as performance art by Chrome and others.

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Fable & Lore Pop-Up
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Fable & Lore Pop-Up

Objects + adornments for modern free spirits and mystical babes.

Inspired by ceremony and ancient adornment, maker + metalsmith Chelsie Hellige designs jewelry that emanates magical vibes along with a pared-back, modern sensibility. Each Fable & Lore piece is crafted from scratch by one pair of hands, right here in her St. Louis studio.

Shop a range of jewelry, including: 

– new NAGA squiggle cuffs + earrings
– new IXCHEL rainbow collar + earrings

and select home goods, such as:

– tea + spice spoons
– cocktail spoons
– wall totems

Customers will also enjoy 10% off Parsimonia purchases of $25+ that day!

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Summer Exhibitions Opening
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Exhibitions Opening

Member Preview 6:00–7:00 pm
Public Reception 7:00–9:00 pm

Join us for the opening of CAM’s summer exhibitions including the Great Rivers Biennial: Addoley Dzegede, Sarah Paulsen, and Jacob Stanley in the Main Galleries, Amy Sherald in the Front Room, Claudia Comte: Electric Burst (Lines and Zigzags) on the Project Wall, and New Art in the Neighborhood and LEAP upstairs in the Education Gallery. Learn more at camstl.org.

This event is free and open to the public. Members receive complimentary drinks and valet.

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Rooftop Happy Hour w/ Huht// Makossa & Lord Soul
May
11
5:00 PM17:00

Rooftop Happy Hour w/ Huht// Makossa & Lord Soul

Rooftop Happy Hour w/ Huht
Featuring: DJ MAKossa & Lord Soul

Friday May 11th // 5-9pm
@ Techartista (rooftop) in the CWE
Dj's 5-8pm // huht 8-9pm
$5 // includes 1 FREE 4Hands beer // BYOB
(cheap beers will be provided through the night for donations)

huht::
"The father/son duo of “Q” and Ian Quattrocchi make up two-thirds of the eclectic trio Huht. Far from the confines of a jam band, Huht leans on the hypnotic repetition of kraut rock while injecting prog-elements with the relative whimsy of a weathered jazz outfit. Songs here are less structured than most, yet avoid the risky venture of full-on improv. With a DNA makeup that includes members from 18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble and resident King Crimson tribute Thrak, Huht reaches across the aisle with a strong tendency to shred."

- Joe Hess RIVERFRONT TIMES
https://www.riverfronttimes.com/musicblog/2018/03/09/the-5-best-concerts-in-st-louis-this-weekend-march-9-to-11

"It’s recommended here that you do see them, early and often, and go to their gigs while listening to mixes of Can and Pylon and Aphrodite’s Child and Future Sound of London and whatever, other, smoked-out, soaked-up jam you play when your mind and body wanna travel." 

- Thomas Crone ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE
https://www.stlmag.com/culture/music/no-one-else-in-st-louis-sounds-like-huht/

Makossa & Lord Soul::
Veteran heads with the finest and most far out selections of psych, funk, soul, world and other. All vinyl, all the time.

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Artist Talk: Amy Sherald
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Talk: Amy Sherald

Doors and bar 5:30 pm
Talk 6:30 pm

Artist Amy Sherald speaks with CAM Executive Director Lisa Melandri prior to the premiere of her first major solo museum exhibition. This event is free and open to the public.

*Due to the popularity of this event, registration is required. Please plan to arrive early as seats are not guaranteed. Register here: camstl.org/event/artist-talk-amy-sherald/

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The Fashionable Matisse
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

The Fashionable Matisse

Explore over 50 Matisse drawings, prints, lithographs and etchings displayed together for the first time. Cocktails and appetizers, free valet parking. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of the Matisse work to benefit the Saint Louis Fashion Fund. Space is limited. RSVP to Cortney@SLMAG.net

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Dunaway Acoustic Sessions: It's a Jackal (Family) Affair
May
6
3:00 PM15:00

Dunaway Acoustic Sessions: It's a Jackal (Family) Affair

Brother Lee and the Leather Jackals' own Josh Eaker, Sean Kimble, and Danny Blaies come to Dunaway for a May edition of our Acoustic Sessions. Eaker's trademark grit and humor are well documented within the songs of Brother Lee and the Leather Jackals, who released their latest album, Murder City Special, in April 2017 with a followup currently in the works. Kimble's influences are as varied as his songs, ranging from the gritty blues well associated with the Jackals to a very pop sensibility found within modern top 40. Danny Blaies and River Kitten Martha Merhing bring their beautiful side project, The Joe Ann Band. Come hear Eaker, Kimble, and the Joe Ann Band perform on May 6th from 3:00 to 6:00. Free show.

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