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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.

Jeremy Rabus: Since it is only the mirror, Closing Reception
Dec
8
to Jan 27

Jeremy Rabus: Since it is only the mirror, Closing Reception

Jeremy Rabus’ paintings are composed using an intuitive process of layering and excavating. He arranges vivid hues alongside subtle tones, or rich and opaque passages with translucent glazes. These elements overlap, intertwine, and accentuate each other.  

 

As the piece evolves, Rabus grinds into the layers with a power sander, revealing new textures, early brushstrokes, and stunning color "conversations" which tell the painting's story of its making.

 

Every painting orchestrates the elements of imagery- hue, contrast, space, texture, and contour into an immersive optical experience in the final piece.

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SLAM Underground: Revolution
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

SLAM Underground: Revolution

You say you want a revolution? Your favorite Friday night of the month is BACK on January 25 and you know it's gonna be all right. Immerse yourself in Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now with an evening of radical art, music, art making, and cocktails at the first SLAM Underground of 2019!

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MFA Open Studios
Jan
26
4:00 PM16:00

MFA Open Studios

The public is invited to go behind the scenes at this annual event to meet current Sam Fox School MFA students in their art studios. View work in progress, ask questions, and learn directly from these emerging artists working in painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, combined media, installation, and video. Light refreshments will be provided.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Women and the Kemper.

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Graphic Revolution Symposium
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Graphic Revolution Symposium

This event will be an “academic dive” into the Graphic Revolution exhibition, hearing first hand from artists, printers, publishers, and scholars about the progression of printmaking throughout the last sixty years. We have some amazing speakers that are based in St. Louis, along with artists we are flying into town. 

Here is the event website: https://www.slam.org/event/graphic-revolution-behind-the-scenes-of-the-print-boom-1960-to-now/

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First Fridays In Grand Center
Feb
1
5:00 PM17:00

First Fridays In Grand Center

Make a night of it! On the first Friday of every month, museums and galleries in Grand Center Arts District are free and open until 9pm. Discover the remarkable array of visual arts in St. Louis's premier neighborhood for arts and culture while enjoying cocktails, conversation, and entertainment.

A full list of museums and galleries included can be found at firstfridaysgrandcenter.org.

Each month, select galleries will host unique events in honor of First Fridays. In addition, some galleries may be closed due to exhibition installations. See special events, after party information, and notes below.

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100 Boots: Roger Reeves and Sawako Nakayasu
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

100 Boots: Roger Reeves and Sawako Nakayasu

This series presents readings by a range of emerging, mid-career, and established poets from St. Louis and across the United States. The 100 Boots Poetry Series is co-organized by Jessica Baran, poet and Associate Director of Curatorial and Program Development at Barrett Barrera & Projects Plus Gallery; and Ted Mathys, poet and educator at St. Louis University. Limited-edition broadsides, created by artist Sage Dawson, will be available for free to audience members, and a selection of the poets’ books are for sale courtesy of Left Bank Books. The third event of the season features readings by poets Roger Reeves and Sawako Nakayasu. We encourage visitors to arrive early due to limited seating. To learn more, visit pulitzerarts.org.

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Ruth Asawa: Life's Work Curatorial Tour
Feb
2
1:00 PM13:00

Ruth Asawa: Life's Work Curatorial Tour

Join Curator Tamara H. Schenkenberg for a tour of "Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work." This landmark career-spanning show brings together some eighty works, comprising nearly sixty sculptures from the full trajectory of her career—including looped wire, tied wire, electroplated, and cast works—as well as twenty drawings and collages. Learn more about the exhibition at pulitzerarts.org.

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Sip & Sketch: Cosmic Watercolor with Nick Schleicher
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

Sip & Sketch: Cosmic Watercolor with Nick Schleicher

Reach for the stars—with your paintbrush—in an experimental watercolor workshop with artist Nick Schleicher! Explore painting techniques inspired by the cosmic colors in our contemporary art exhibition, "Universal Turf: Peter Manion." This workshop is open to new explorers and seasoned artists.

https://worldchesshof.org/exhibit/universal-turf-peter-manion

Materials provided.

Nick Schleicher (b. 1988) received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he focused on painting and sculpture in 2011. His work ranges from color field abstractions focused on the process of painting as informed by astronomical imagery to sculptural forms inspired by domestic display. Recent solo exhibitions include Grease 3, Saint Louis, MO; PLAQUE at Granite City Art & Design District, Granite City, IL; Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, Saint Louis, MO; and The Millitzer Gallery, Saint Louis, MO. He currently lives and works in Saint Louis, MO. More info at www.nickschleicher.com.

RSVP required, availability limited to 15 guests.

$5 Admission for WCHOF Members. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided.

For more information or to reserve a spot please email: events@worldchesshof.org.

Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly branch of the St. Louis Public Library.

Image: Nick Schleicher, PBB-929, 2018

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Scanning, Restoring, and Archiving Old Photographs
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Scanning, Restoring, and Archiving Old Photographs

Registration is now open for the winter series of classes in the Shaw Photography Series. 

Join for a new class: 

Scanning, Restoring, and Archiving Old Photographs

This one-day workshop will teach participants how to preserve and restore old photographs. The class material will include techniques for repairing and restoring detail, tone, and color to photographs that may have become faded, discolored, torn, or otherwise damaged by age or environment. Students will also learn best practices for scanning and storing of images for long term archival purposes. Lunch is provided.

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Film Screening: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Film Screening: 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Join CAM for a free screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece turned fifty a year ago, and for all the advancements in CGI and special effects technology, 2001 still retains its spellbinding power. Kubrick’s cinematic audacity earned the film’s promotional accolade: “the ultimate trip.” Please register at the ticket link above, or by visiting camstl.org.

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Monthly Music Series: Tonina
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Monthly Music Series: Tonina

Tonina is a singer/songwriter, bassist, music journalist, and poet from Saint Louis, Missouri who performs her original music along with her arrangements in Spanish, Italian and English. She began her musical journey when she was nine years old and was trained classically for 11 years, studying with bassists from the St. Louis Symphony and attending various master classes with Grammy Award-winning bassist, John Clayton. She eventually lead the bass sections of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and The Missouri All State Orchestra.

At the age of 17, she was admitted to Berklee College of Music and went on to study bass and Africana Studies. In October 2016, Tonina travelled to Spain to perform at the National Auditorium of Madrid and shortly graduated from Berklee earning two degrees. In 2018, she performed at the Catania Jazz Festival in Sicily touring Italy and Spain. She now performs solo and with her quartet at local venues in Saint Louis. Tonina’s first album, titled King’s Queen, features her Hip Hop material. She has collaborated with producer and friend Dylan Brady, as well as many other St. Louis artists, since 2010. Throughout her career, Tonina has crossed musical boundaries by combining different genres into her own style.

Reservations are required.

To purchase tickets, visit worldchesshof.org or call (314) 367-9243.

$10 for WCHOF members, seniors, and military. $20 general admission. 

Admission includes one free drink and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library.

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Sarah Davachi / Lea Bertucci - solo performances
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Sarah Davachi / Lea Bertucci - solo performances

Sarah Davachi is a Canadian composer of electronic and electroacoustic music, currently based in Los Angeles where she is a doctoral student in musicology. She also holds a master’s degree in electronic music and recording media from Mills College in Oakland, California, where she studied with Maggi Payne and James Fei.

Her compositional projects are primarily concerned with disclosing the delicate psychoacoustics of intimate aural spaces, utilizing extended durations and simple harmonic structures that emphasize subtle variations in overtone complexity and natural resonances. The instrumentation she employs is varied, including analog synthesizers, electric and acoustic pipe organs, piano, orchestral strings, and woodwinds, with mutual idioms often layered in textural counterpoint. Her work as a researcher concerns aspects of organology, archival study, and phenomenology.

Since 2007, Davachi has also had the unique opportunity to work for the National Music Centre in Canada as an interpreter and content developer of their collection of acoustic and electronic keyboard instruments. She has held artist residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Canada), STEIM (Amsterdam, Netherlands), WORM (Rotterdam, Netherlands), EMS (Stockholm, Sweden), and is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

In addition to her recorded output, including 2017’s All My Circles Run on Students of Decay and 2016’s Vergers on Important Records, Davachi has toured extensively across the globe, including recent appearances in Europe, Australia, and Japan, and has shared the stage with artists such as Donald Buchla, Aki Onda, Grouper, Arnold Dreyblatt, John Bender, Alessandro Cortini, Oren Ambarchi, Aaron Dilloway, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Loren Connors, and filmmaker Paul Clipson.

Lea Bertucci

Lea Bertucci is an American saxophonist/electronic musician/composer/performer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. In addition to her instrumental practice, (alto saxophone and bass clarinet), her work often incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental technique and tape collage.

Deeply experimental, her work is unafraid to subvert musical expectation. Her discography includes a number of solo and collaborative releases on independent labels in the US and Europe, including I Dischi Del Barone, Obsolete Units, Telegraph Harp and Clandestine Compositions. In 2017, she released All That is Solid Melts Into Air: Works for Strings, on NNA Tapes. She has performed extensively across the US and Europe at venues such as The Kitchen, PS1 MoMA, The Drawing Center, Anthology Film Archives, Abrons Arts, The Walker Museum, Madison Square Park, ISSUE Project Room, Pioneer Works, The Queens Museum, The High Zero Festival, and Experimental Intermedia, among many others. She is a 2016 MacDowell Fellow in composition and a 2015 ISSUE Project Room Artist-in-Residence.

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Spring Exhibitions Opening
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Exhibitions Opening

Patron Preview 10:00–11:00 am
Member Preview 6:00–7:00 pm
Public Reception 7:00–9:00 pm

Join us for the opening of CAM’s spring exhibitions featuring Christine Corday: RELATIVE POINTS and Guan Xiao: Fiction Archive Project in the main galleries and Oliver Laric: 2000 Cliparts projected on the museum’s facade as part of CAM’s Street Views series. The upstairs education galleries feature ArtReach: Vashon High School. Learn more at camstl.org.

Members receive complimentary drinks and valet.

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Dreaming in Color: Arts, Equity, and Inclusion
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Dreaming in Color: Arts, Equity, and Inclusion

Dreaming in Color: Arts, Equity, and Inclusion is part of St. Louis Art Museum’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration. The program will focus on equity and inclusion in the visual arts, where individuals featured in our Kehinde Wiley exhibition will talk about their experience of being a model, where they now occupy a space in the art museum and in art history. 

Event website listing: https://www.slam.org/event/dreaming-in-color-arts-equity-and-inclusion/

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Screening + Discussion on Mass Incarceration
Jan
18
5:30 PM17:30

Screening + Discussion on Mass Incarceration

Join us for our first community event
Mass incarceration is an a growing costly and harmful phenomena plaguing our nation. CommUNITY Arts Festival, Clark-Family Foundation, and Intersect Arts Center will provide a screening of the Netflix Original Documentary, "13th," and community discussion.

13th SYNOPSIS:
America makes up 5% of the world's population, yet locks up 25% of the world's prisoners. Ava DuVernay's #13TH explores how we got here

JAN 18. 2019, 5:30-8pm
FREE - registration encouraged

SCHEDULE (refreshments provided):
5:30pm - Movie Screening of "13th" (run-time 90min)
7pm - Post- Discussion with Clark-Fox Family Foundation
7:30pm - Community mingle and learn more about CAF

Intersect Arts Center
3636 TEXAS AVE, ST. LOUIS, MO 63118, USA

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Stitch & Gather
Jan
18
5:00 PM17:00

Stitch & Gather

During Stitch & Gather, join us for performances and workshops focused on the art of textiles. Throughout the weekend, Chicago-based artists and married couple Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger will perform their ongoing piece "Untitled (Pink Tube)," a performance started in 2003 during which they simultaneously crochet at opposite ends of a long tube of pink yarn. Friday evening from 5-8pm, St. Louis-based artist Basil Kincaid will set up an interactive quilt-making station. On Saturday, designers from SKIF International will host a pop-up production studio where visitors can help make shirts featuring the vibrant designs of Filipino artist Robe Stein. Shirts will be available for purchase at a discounted rate. Knitting circles are also welcome to bring their projects.

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Attention to Detail opening reception
Jan
12
5:00 PM17:00

Attention to Detail opening reception

Join Art Saint Louis on Saturday, January 12, 5-7 p.m. for a free reception for our first exhibit of 2019, "Attention to Detail." This exhibit will run through February 13, 2019. 

“Attention to Detail” is a all media juried visual art exhibition that will feature artworks that are predominately defined by the details of their composition: Artworks that are either marked by a density of detail or intricacy, or by details presented in isolation or contrast to surrounding elements—all works where significance, meaning or impact is achieved principally in or through detail. 

Learn more about the exhibit on our website here: https://www.artstlouis.org/index.php/exhibition-schedule/up-next-in-the-gallery/attention-to-detail

This exhibit is juried by St. Louis artists Marie Oberkirsch and M. Shawn Cornell. M. Shawn Cornell is an award-winning plein air painter whose works have been exhibited nationally in gallery exhibitions as well as in plein air festivals and art fairs. In addition to painting, he is ceramic artist and printmaker. Prior to becoming a full-time artist, Shawn worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for 20 years. He is also co-owner of OA Gallery, Kirkwood, MO. Artist Marie Oberkirsch is Director, Central Print, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization founded in 2015 that focuses on letterpress printmaking through workshops, classes & programs that focus on design and production using historic equipment. Marie holds a BFA in Textile Design from the University of Kansas and an MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her understanding of pattern, printing, and weaving, combined with a passion for artifacts, led to an affinity for letterpress printmaking. She has an extensive background in non-profit arts and event management. 

Featured artists in "Attention to Detail": 
Bill Abendroth, Highland, IL
Katherine Alexander, Ballwin, MO https://www.instagram.com/katherine_alexander_art/ 
Adrian Aquilino, Richmond Heights, MO www.behance.net/adrianaquilino 
Ainura Ashirova, St Charles, MO
Rick Battram, Glencoe, MO www.rbatt2.com 
Brent Becker, Wentzville, MO https://brentwbecker.wixsite.com/home
Jerry Benner, Ferguson, MO 
Ryan Bredlau, St. Charles, MO  http://ryanbredlau.com 
Renee Brochu, Columbia, MO 
Angela Burns, Edwardsville, IL http://www.angelaburnsart.com
Lorraine Cange, St. Louis, MO  www.lecfineart.com 
Jo Jasper Dean, Chesterfield, MO  www.jojasperdean.com 
Edgar Eslinger, Chesterfield, MO
Gary Gackstatter, Kirkwood, MO  www.garygackstatter.com
Gaye Gambell-Peterson, St. Charles, MO www.gayegambellpeterson.com
Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO www.christinegiancolaphotography.com 
Kathy Gomric, Millstadt, IL  www.kathygomric.com
John Hardecke, Washington, MO
James Hildebrand, St. Louis, MO  http://absolutearts.com
Christine A. Holtz, St. Louis, MO  www.christineaholtz.com
Howard Kuo, Hannibal, MO
Ken Konchel, St. Louis, MO  www.kenkonchelphoto.com 
Terry Lay, St. Louis, MO
Naomi Sugino Lear, Columbia, MO
Elizabeth Madden, Clayton, MO  http://elizabethhopemadden.com
Stacey McAdams, Fenton, MO www.staceyamcadams.com
Marty McKay, Alton, IL http://photographybymartymckay.com
Garry McMichael, St. Louis, MO  www.garrymcmichael.com 
Leah Merriman, Richmond Heights, MO 
Chris Mouser, Ballwin, MO  www.crowaugury.com
Darby Ortolano, Murphysboro, IL https://www.facebook.com/darbyoceramics/ 
Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO  http://moleculefarm.wix.com/bill-perry 
Michael Plurad, Webster Groves, MO
Diane Reising, St. Louis, MO
Michael Shadwell, St. Louis, MO
Alan Sandler, St. Louis, MO
Adrienne Sandusky, St. Louis, MO  www.adriennesandusky.com
Annie Scheumbauer, St. Louis, MO  www.artistannie.com
Ian Shelly, Macomb, IL
Kimberly Smith, Glen Carbon, IL www.kimberlysmithartdesign.com
Tracey Snyder, Fenton, MO
Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO  www.vjsnyder.com/
Leslie Song, Maryland Heights, MO  www.lesliesong.com
Michelle J. Streiff, Wildwood, MO  www.michellejstreiff.com
Gary Tetley, Ballwin, MO
Andrea Vadner, Richmond Heights, MO  www.vadner.com 
Ben Walker, Paducah, KY
Jerry B. Walters, Farmington, MO
Andrew J. Williams, University City, MO
Jerry C. Williams, Sr., Hillsboro, MO www.facebook.com/jcwilliamsfinearts

Free Coffee with the Artists event on Saturday, January 26, 10 a.m. with 4 of the featured artists in this exhibit--meet them and learn about their works in the show.

Art Saint Louis is located in downtown St. Louis at 1223 Pine St. Gallery is free & open to the public M-F 8-4, Sat. 9-3. Closed holidays & Sundays.

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Kehinde Wiley: The Power of Aesthetics
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Kehinde Wiley: The Power of Aesthetics

Larry Ossei-Mensah will explore the ever-changing definition of contemporary art. Through Wiley’s work, he will investigate the artist’s ability to leverage the power of aesthetics via the themes of art history, music, place, and identity.

$5 (Free for members)

Larry Ossei-Mensah is the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and co-founder of ARTNOIR.

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Opening Reception: Current Profile
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Current Profile

An exhibition that explores the breadth of contemporary sculptural portraiture.

January 11 – March 17

Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 6-8pm

Throughout history portraiture has been a means for creating a likeness of a person; a bellwether for emerging technologies; a magnet for material experimentation; and an exploration of social status. The ancient Greeks produced portraits of both gods and citizens; during the Renaissance artists were commissioned to paint portraits of nobles and royals. 

To this day, portraiture has both expressed the breadth of social experience and highlighted the gaps between social strata. Contemporary portraiture, more so than that of any other time, has embraced portraiture on a viral level, using it to express who we are and what we stand for. 

The works in this exhibition are in some ways keeping with tradition – works depict either iconic figures from history or study a more archetypal range of emotions and identities. However, in other ways the works represented speak in a fresh voice, to the material and cultural minutia of this moment. 

More info: craftalliance.org/exhibitions/current-profile

Pictured: "Brain Storm" by Patti Warashina. Photo by Daniel Fox.

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Analog Revenge III
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

Analog Revenge III

HEARding Cats Collective is pleased to present Analog Revenge III, our annual evening of performance on the analogue synthesizer. It is a rare chance to see a presentation of advanced synthesis technique by four artists who have spent much of their lives mastering the voltage-controlled, patch programmable synthesizer.

Rich O'Donnell, Mike Murphy, Kevin Harris, and Josh Kahl represent multiple generations of obsession with and mastery of the analogue synthesizer. All seasoned improvisers, they will perform solo and in group configurations to create the event. Their approaches to synthesis are stylistically diverse, a fact no doubt related to the high degree of programmability inherent to the voltage-controlled synthesizer.

The event takes place at Flood Plain Gallery at 8:00 pm.

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100 Boots: Roger Reeves and Sawako Nakayasu
Jan
3
6:00 PM18:00

100 Boots: Roger Reeves and Sawako Nakayasu

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Ages 11 - 16

Workshop consists of 4 2-hour classes. Class dates: January 3, 10, 17, 24 2019

In this multi-class workshop, students will learn how to draw an accurate likeness of the human face. Class lectures and demonstrations will illustrate the basic geometric structures of the skull and facial features, and emphasize the importance of correct proportion and consistent angle of view in a well-constructed portrait. This material will encompass the structural generalities of the human face – the features we all share – and ways in which they can be adjusted to capture the likeness of any particular individual. We will not cover color or color theory, but rather focus on value in black and white. Tools utilized will primarily include compressed charcoal, vine charcoal, conté, erasers, blending stumps and newsprint.

Additional Fee of $25 for supplies - due on Day 1

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Art is for Everyone: An Exhibition and Celebration of Year One
Dec
15
4:00 PM16:00

Art is for Everyone: An Exhibition and Celebration of Year One

Join us for a celebration of our first year of exhibitions and workshops at Erica Popp Studios + Gallery! This event includes tours of the upstairs studios of Erica Popp and Aaron McMullin and an exhibition of works from Erica and Aaron and our first Critique Workshop artists: Nicole Cooper, Tiffany Sutton, and Lydia Wood.

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Big Freedia in Concert
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Big Freedia in Concert

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Doors 8:00 pm / Show 9:00 pm

Big Freedia brings her fantastic self to CAM and she comes to slay. Tickets on sale Friday, September 7, at 10:00 am.

$35; camstl.org/bigfreedia

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Big Freedia, aka the Queen of Bounce, will transform the museum performance space into a ward of New Orleans for one-night-only. She’s known for her collaborations with Beyoncé on “Formation” and Drake on “Nice for What,” taking NOLA bounce to the mainstream while keeping her roots in the Crescent City. Her first record, Just Be Free, was selected as one of the “best electronic releases” of 2014 by Rolling Stone, and she has toured music from her most recent EP, Third Ward Bounce, across North America through much of 2018.

www.bigfreedia.com

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Unravel - work by Lauren Marx
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Unravel - work by Lauren Marx

Unravel
Paintings by Lauren Marx
Dec 14 - Jan 5
Opening reception Dec 14 from 6-10pm
http://laurenmarx.com/

"Animal symbolism, biology, mythology, and cosmology have always been intriguing to me. My
attraction to these topics have compelled me to find a way to create images that combine elements from these dissimilar fields to shape a universe that reflects my unique understanding of the interconnectivity of life.

My goal in creating my illustrations is that this symbolic representation allows the viewer to see these phenomena as a complete picture. A picture of an interacting universe filled to the brim with animals, plants, fungi, and insects. Using these organisms, I am going to make my own mythologies of nature and the Cosmos to better illustrate how humans attempt to understand the epic intricacies and mysteries of the Universe.

As time passes and new works are created, I am continuing to explore the exciting natural world around me. I am exploring my own creativity, evolving, and learning with each new piece in an attempt to bond with the world around me."



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Malted Metal
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Malted Metal

Join Arch Reactor for basic metal working workshops. There will be instruction and collaboration for new people. Bring your metal projects and beverages to drink afterwards. This will be a free form event the second Friday of every month. Now with Scotch!

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Opening Reception - Winter Group Show
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception - Winter Group Show

Join us Friday, December 14th, from 5-8pm, for the opening reception of our Winter Group Show, featuring artwork by:

Tony Cray
Michael Hoffman
Bethanie Irons
Jeff Kapfer
Myles Keough
Ken Konchel
Julie Malone
Peter Manion
John Marksbury
Metra Mitchell
J.B. Nearsy
Renée Raub-Ayers
Justin Tolentino
Larry Torno
Diana Zeng

Exhibition runs through mid-February. Holiday hours through January; please call to confirm.

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Paint Your Pet At Perennial
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Paint Your Pet At Perennial

Grab a beer when you get here, the first one is free!

Then, take a seat in front of your canvas, pre-sketched with your pet! Instructors walk you through how to Paint Your Pet step-by-step. Class will be like filling in a coloring book, no drawing required!

We will provide paint, brushes, easels, and everything else you'll need to produce a masterpiece and discover your inner artist! Come have some fun, celebrate your pet, try something new, and taste a new brew!

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Winter Celebrations
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Celebrations

Make the season merry and bright with the Saint Louis Art Museum at Winter Celebrations. This weekend of performances, art activities, and festivities is inspired by the warmth of the season and traditions from around the world. 

*Events with a star * include ASL interpretation.

Saturday, December 8
Create Lab
10 am-4 pm
Grigg Gallery
Drop by the Create Lab in Grigg Gallery and make your own work of art.

Give Lab
10 am-4 pm
Concourse
Make a seasonal card to lift someone’s spirits. Cards created on Saturday will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis.

Storytelling
10:30-11 am
The Farrell Auditorium
Hear tales by Choctaw storyteller, Suzanne White.

Photo Booth
11 am-2 pm
Sculpture Hall
Capture a special memory in the photo booth.

Member Lounge
1-3 pm
Education Center
Family-level Members and above can enjoy hot cocoa, coffee, and cookies, hear stories from our storyteller, and make a seasonal card.

Community Showcase
Sculpture Hall
11:15 am: Gentlemen of Vision Rites of Passage Enterprises, Inc perform a step routine.
12:15 pm: Dance Center of Kirkwood perform scenes from The Nutcracker.
1:15 pm: Dances of India perform traditional Indian dance.*
3:15-4 pm: St. Louis Christmas Carols Association perform traditional favorites*

Performance
2-3 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
Afriky Lolo perform West African dancing and drumming.*

Sunday, December 9
Create Lab 
10 am-4 pm
Grigg Gallery
Drop by the Create Lab in Grigg Gallery and make your own work of art.

Give Lab
10 am-4 pm
Concourse
Make a seasonal card to lift someone’s spirits. Cards created on Sunday will be donated to the International Institute St. Louis and St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center.

Storytelling
10:30-11 am
The Farrell Auditorium
Hear Colombian tales from Carmen Dence with Grupo Atlantico.*

Photo Booth
11 am-2 pm
Sculpture Hall
Capture a special memory in the photo booth.

Cookie Decorating
1-4 pm
Education Center
Design your own tasty work of art on a holiday cookie with Panorama at the Saint Louis Art Museum Executive Chef Ivy Magruder. All supplies provided.

Community Showcase
Sculpture Hall
11:15 am: Webster Groves High School Jazz Band perform holiday tunes.*
12:15 pm: Staam a Cappella from Washington University in St. Louis perform Hebrew and Jewish music.*
1:15 pm: Hispanic Festival, Inc. St. Louis, MO perform traditional dance and music from Latin America
3:15 pm: Normandy High School Jazz Band perform musical hits.

Performance
2:15-3 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
St. Louis Osuwa Taiko perform Japanese drumming.

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Consent/Dissent Opening
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Consent/Dissent Opening

CONSENT/DISSENT, [ALT+SPACE]’s inaugural exhibition, is a group exhibition that examines the experiences of straight and queer women through the lens of the nation's current sociopolitical climate. This exhibition investigates the emotional labor demanded of women within our society and the discursive, rhetorical, and visual construction of women. Crucially, CONSENT/DISSENT is a testimony of agency. Recent events have once again brought generations of abuse into focus. The exhibition itself acts as a direct response to these events, bringing together artists whose work explores these issues and amplifies the voice of resistance.

Featured Artists:

-Jessica Bremehr (www.jbremehr.com)
-Sixue Yang
-Janie Stamm (www.janiestamm.com)
-Amy Chen(www.amychen.art)
-Rachel Lebo (www.rachellebo.com)
-Brie Henderson (www.briehenderson.net)
-Sophie Devincenti (https://sophiedevincenti.wixsite.com/sophiedevincentiart)
-Lola Ogbara (http://www.lolaogbara.com)

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St.Louis
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

St.Louis

You are invited to attend Conception Art Show. A "pop-up" event presenting the work of 35 local artists. Featuring live music, complimentary appetizer hour, and a cash bar. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase something original for their home or workplace without incurring a gallery commission.

The immersive exhibit, active in 12 cities around the U.S. is the brainchild of New York City Business Journals, “2016 Woman of Influence,” Rachel Wilkins. The organization, founded in 2011 in NYC, hosts one-night 'pop-up' art events in 12 cities around the U.S. while additionally providing guidance and support for artists and makers looking to sell or promote their work, both online and in person. "Bringing art to life in a way you can truly connect with is paramount to us here at Conception." - Conception Arts Co-founder, Rachel Wilkins explains.

"There are few other opportunities like this. The environment is unique and the art is wonderful" - Dallas Style & Design Magazine (September 2017 Issue)

"Must See" - Paper Magazine (2015)

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Final Collage Party!
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Final Collage Party!

The time has come for The Moon Zine to ask for help collaging our ~FINAL~ issue! Please join us in celebrating 3+ great years of TMZ with our dear friends at St. Louis Art Supply. We are so grateful for everyone who has been a part of our zine. ♥

There will be magazines, glue sticks, and crayons, but please BYOScissors. We'll have our screen printed t-shirts on SUPER CLEARANCE!

The Moon Zine is a St. Louis-based zine that started in 2015. Issues are free, bi-monthly, and usually themed. Along with submitted content, the Moon Zine welcomes the community to collage the blank pages of each issue, making every zine one-of-a-kind. We ♥ collaboration - all are welcome, invite your friends!

~Many thanks to St. Louis Art Supply for letting us use the space.~

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Tour with Beatrice Red Star Fletcher and Wendy Red Star
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Tour with Beatrice Red Star Fletcher and Wendy Red Star

Join Beatrice Red Star Fletcher and Wendy Red Star, an intergenerational artist collaborative duo, for a kid-friendly tour of "Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work" and "Lola Álvarez Bravo: Picturing Mexico." In her practice, Wendy Red Star explores the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures both historically and in contemporary society. As a part of her collaborative art practice, Beatrice Red Star Fletcher leads tours for younger visitors. In addition to the tour, visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in an art-making activity. This program is free to attend and is recommended for children in third to sixth grade. Space is limited; registration is encouraged at pulitzerarts.org.

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Apsáalooke Feminist Tours with Beatrice Red Star Fletcher
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Apsáalooke Feminist Tours with Beatrice Red Star Fletcher

an interactive and kid-friendly tour of the exhibitions on view: "Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work" and "Lola Álvarez Bravo: Picturing Mexico." Performed by Beatrice Red Star Fletcher, in collaboration with her mother and artist Wendy Red Star, the Apsáalooke Feminist Tours will give a child’s perspective on the artwork on view. In addition to the tour, visitors will also be invited to participate in an art-making activity inspired by Ruth Asawa’s interest in pattern and repetition.

Working across disciplines, Wendy Red Star explores the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures both historically and in contemporary society. Often collaborating with her parents, Beatrice Red Star Fletcher is an interdisciplinary artist who likes to draw, sew, and create comedy.

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Winter Celebrations
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Celebrations

Make the season merry and bright with the Saint Louis Art Museum at Winter Celebrations. This weekend of performances, art activities, and festivities is inspired by the warmth of the season and traditions from around the world. 

*Events with a star * include ASL interpretation.

Saturday, December 8
Create Lab
10 am-4 pm
Grigg Gallery
Drop by the Create Lab in Grigg Gallery and make your own work of art.

Give Lab
10 am-4 pm
Concourse
Make a seasonal card to lift someone’s spirits. Cards created on Saturday will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis.

Storytelling
10:30-11 am
The Farrell Auditorium
Hear tales by Choctaw storyteller, Suzanne White.

Photo Booth
11 am-2 pm
Sculpture Hall
Capture a special memory in the photo booth.

Member Lounge
1-3 pm
Education Center
Family-level Members and above can enjoy hot cocoa, coffee, and cookies, hear stories from our storyteller, and make a seasonal card.

Community Showcase
Sculpture Hall
11:15 am: Gentlemen of Vision Rites of Passage Enterprises, Inc perform a step routine.
12:15 pm: Dance Center of Kirkwood perform scenes from The Nutcracker.
1:15 pm: Dances of India perform traditional Indian dance.*
3:15-4 pm: St. Louis Christmas Carols Association perform traditional favorites*

Performance
2-3 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
Afriky Lolo perform West African dancing and drumming.*

Sunday, December 9
Create Lab 
10 am-4 pm
Grigg Gallery
Drop by the Create Lab in Grigg Gallery and make your own work of art.

Give Lab
10 am-4 pm
Concourse
Make a seasonal card to lift someone’s spirits. Cards created on Sunday will be donated to the International Institute St. Louis and St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center.

Storytelling
10:30-11 am
The Farrell Auditorium
Hear Colombian tales from Carmen Dence with Grupo Atlantico.*

Photo Booth
11 am-2 pm
Sculpture Hall
Capture a special memory in the photo booth.

Cookie Decorating
1-4 pm
Education Center
Design your own tasty work of art on a holiday cookie with Panorama at the Saint Louis Art Museum Executive Chef Ivy Magruder. All supplies provided.

Community Showcase
Sculpture Hall
11:15 am: Webster Groves High School Jazz Band perform holiday tunes.*
12:15 pm: Staam a Cappella from Washington University in St. Louis perform Hebrew and Jewish music.*
1:15 pm: Hispanic Festival, Inc. St. Louis, MO perform traditional dance and music from Latin America
3:15 pm: Normandy High School Jazz Band perform musical hits.

Performance
2:15-3 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
St. Louis Osuwa Taiko perform Japanese drumming.

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Ruth Asawa: Life's Work Curatorial Tour
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Ruth Asawa: Life's Work Curatorial Tour

Join Curator Tamara H. Schenkenberg for a tour of "Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work." This landmark career-spanning show brings together some eighty works, comprising nearly sixty sculptures from the full trajectory of her career—including looped wire, tied wire, electroplated, and cast works—as well as twenty drawings and collages. Learn more about the exhibition at pulitzerarts.org.

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First Fridays in Grand Center
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

First Fridays in Grand Center

Make a night of it! On the first Friday of every month, museums and galleries in Grand Center - St. Louis are free and open until 9pm. Discover the remarkable array of visual arts in St. Louis's premier neighborhood for culture and entertainment.

A full list of museums and galleries included can be found at firstfridaysgrandcenter.com.

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Succulent Planting Class at Wellspent Brewing Company
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Succulent Planting Class at Wellspent Brewing Company

Grab a friend and a brew and join us for a super fun Succulent Planting Class at Wellspent Brewing Company in Midtown St. Louis!

In the class, you will learn how to plant and care for a succulent or cactus arrangement.

I will take you through, step by step starting with how to choose the right succulent or cactus for you.
I will show you how to handle and properly plant your selected succulent or cactus, decorate with natural materials and finally take you through how to water your arrangement.
Succulent and cactus arrangements are low maintenance and easy to care for. They are perfect to put around the house, the office or give as a gift!

Cost: $35 ($38.39 with tax)
Class will include everything you need:
- Choose one succulent or cactus to plant
(additional can be purchased for $5 each)
- Choose from an array of container options
- All planting materials
- Care instructions to take home

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