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

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2019 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 2
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

2019 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 2

Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.

Join us for the opening reception of the second of two exhibitions of work by first-year MFA students.

Part 1 of the series opens April 26.

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/events/student-exhibitions/12881

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2019 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 1
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

2019 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 1

6-9p
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.

Join us for the opening reception of the first of two exhibitions of work by first-year MFA students.

Part 2 of the series opens May 3.

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/events/student-exhibitions/12880

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2019 BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 2
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

2019 BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 2

April 12, 2019
6-9p
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.
Join us for the opening reception of the annual BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 2.

The BFA Capstone Exhibition: Part 1 opens April 5.

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/events/student-exhibitions/12876

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Performance by Maria Hassabi
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Performance by Maria Hassabi

Internationally recognized artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi will premiere "TOGETHER" (2019), a performance commissioned by the Pulitzer and inspired by the exhibition "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt." Further exploring her choreographic practice that concentrates on slowness, stillness, and the space between bodies in motion, Hassabi has created a duet that plays with traditional expectations of dance by decelerating movement until it evokes sculpture and image. Learn more at pulitzerarts.org.

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Performance by Maria Hassabi
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Performance by Maria Hassabi

Internationally recognized artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi will premiere "TOGETHER" (2019), a performance commissioned by the Pulitzer and inspired by the exhibition "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt." Further exploring her choreographic practice that concentrates on slowness, stillness, and the space between bodies in motion, Hassabi has created a duet that plays with traditional expectations of dance by decelerating movement until it evokes sculpture and image. Learn more at pulitzerarts.org.

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2019 BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 1
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

2019 BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 1

6-9p
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.

Join us for the opening reception of the annual BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 1.

The BFA Capstone Exhibition: Part 2 opens April 12.

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/events/student-exhibitions/12875

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Jordan McGirk: We Will Not Leave Wanting, Opening Reception
Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

Jordan McGirk: We Will Not Leave Wanting, Opening Reception

Jordan McGirk's work explores the anxious embodiment of western hypermasculinity, and represents the fragility of living out fragmented ideologies. His most recent paintings investigate fantasies of power and privilege performed at hardcore and heavy metal shows by posturing young men.

McGirk lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.



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Jordan McGirk: We Will Not Leave Wanting
Apr
5
to May 11

Jordan McGirk: We Will Not Leave Wanting

Jordan McGirk's work explores the anxious embodiment of western hypermasculinity, and represents the fragility of living out fragmented ideologies. His most recent paintings investigate fantasies of power and privilege performed at hardcore and heavy metal shows by posturing young men.

McGirk lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.

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2019 BFA in Art Junior Exhibition
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

2019 BFA in Art Junior Exhibition

2019 BFA in Art Junior Exhibition
March 29, 2019
6-9p
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.

Join us for the opening reception of the annual BFA in Art Junior Exhibition.
The BFA in Art Exhibitions open April 5 (Part 1), April 12 (Part 2), and April 18 (Part 3).

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring.

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Cocktails & Conversation: Art + Landscape STL Panel Discussion
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Cocktails & Conversation: Art + Landscape STL Panel Discussion

Cocktails & Conversation: Art + Landscape STL Panel Discussion

Artists Christopher Carl, Sage Dawson, Meghan Grubb, and Allana Ross will conduct a conversation about their work at the intersection of art and landscape. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Art + Landscape STL at the Granite City Art and Design District.

This event is free and open to the public. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Laumeier Sculpture Park / Kranzberg Education Lab
Thursday, March 28 /
6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

To learn more about the exhibition, please visit:
http://www.gcadd.org/events/artandlandscapestl

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Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt Curatorial Tour
Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt Curatorial Tour

Join Ed Bleiberg, Senior Curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern art at the Brooklyn Museum, and Stephanie Weissberg, Associate Curator at the Pulitzer, for an in-depth tour of "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt." Learn more about the exhibition at pulitzerarts.org.
IMAGE CREDIT:
Akhenaten and His Daughter Offering to the Aten
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Amarna Period, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 BCE
Made for a temple in Hermopolis Magna, Egypt
Limestone, pigment, 8 15/16 × 20 5/16 × 1 1/4 inches (22.7 × 51.6 × 3.2 cm)
Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.197.6.
Photo: Brooklyn Museum

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Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt Opening Reception
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt Opening Reception

Celebrate the opening of "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt," the first exhibition to explore the history of iconoclasm in relation to ancient Egyptian art. With nearly forty masterpieces on loan from the renowned collection of the Brooklyn Museum, Striking Power will examine widespread campaigns of targeted destruction driven by political and religious motivations. Focusing on the legacies of pharaohs Hatshepsut (reigned ca. 1478–1458 BCE) and Akhenaten (reigned ca. 1353–1336 BCE), as well as the destruction of objects in late Antiquity, the exhibition will pair damaged works, from fragmented heads to altered inscriptions, with undamaged examples. To learn more about the exhibition, visit pulitzerarts.org.

IMAGE CREDIT:
"Akhenaten and His Daughter Offering to the Aten," ca. 1352–36 B.C.E.
Limestone, pigment
8 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (22.2 x 3.8 x 21.8 cm)
Brooklyn Museum; Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.197.6.
Photograph by Brooklyn Museum

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Josh Rowan 'Borderlands' Opening Reception
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Josh Rowan 'Borderlands' Opening Reception

Josh Rowan traveled the length of the Mexican-American border from the Gulf to the Pacific Coast, where he stayed as close to the border as possible, taking photos, meeting people, sharing stories and experiencing life in the Borderlands.

BORDERLANDS is a collection of photos taken along Rowan’s two-part ten-week journey through Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Northern Mexico during a tumultuous time between the two sides. These photos are a glimpse into a part of the country hotly fought over, bringing up issues of race, immigration policy, and the ongoing “war on drugs”.

The first leg of the borderland expedition was in May and June of 2017 when Trump came into seat, where the general question was, “What will some of these landscapes look like once the wall cuts through them?” Rowan took his second trip (funded by a RAC grant) to the border November through December of 2018. This leg was more recon-oriented, holding in mind what he had learned from doing the first pass. Rowan documented the cultural differences and the part of the land that is a gradient of these cultural shifts, languages, and landscapes.

While Rowan was on the trip, he would ask people to look at a photograph that he has taken and point out which side was which. Most times people were wrong. There is life on both sides of this line culture does not stop there, it's deeply integrated and part of America’s Southwest history. In this exhibition, you will experience the interconnectedness of the two countries and the culture that is created there.

Josh Rowan is originally from Southern Illinois but has been living in St. Louis, MO for over 25 years. Rowan has been designing and illustrating for most of his adult life, some of his most recognized work can be seen on the cans of 4 Hands beers, 1220 Spirits Origin Gin, Saint Louis Magazine, Sump, Pi, Tower Classic Tattoo, The Lion’s Daughter and Indian Blanket, and more. Rowan has been an avid photographer of over 20 years. Rowan wishes to develop a photography book out of this collection, which would be his first publication of the sort.

Opening Reception
Friday, March 15th | 6-9pm
+ See the opening of BORDERLANDS by Josh Rowan
+ Enjoy tunes by FarFetched
+ Enjoy complimentary 4 Hands Brewing Company beers + wine

Questions? Email info@techartista.org.

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Vincent Stemmler: Armature
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Vincent Stemmler: Armature

Flood Plain is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition “Vincent Stemmler: Armature”, which runs February 23-March 23, 2019, with a public reception on Saturday, February 23 at 6-9pm.

Featuring the work of Vincent Stemmler, a St. Louis City native and MFA student at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, “Armature” is the artist’s first solo show in the city. The exhibition features ceramics, sculpture, and multimedia work that explore the personal and cultural legacies of industrialization, mechanization, and mass production. Combining mass-produced objects and trash with natural materials such as clay, dirt and grass, Stemmler recasts these industrial (by)products as main characters in an alternative, fragmentary history of late capitalism. Playing off this multi-perspectival facet of the artist's work, the show’s title harnesses the several, seemingly contradictory, meanings of the term “armature,” which simultaneously connotes both underlying frameworks or structures and also armor or physical or spiritual defenses. Rather than working to conceal or resolve this tension, Stemmler’s sculptures make themselves at home in this point of disjuncture, inviting the viewer to do the same.

“Vincent Stemmler: Armature” opens with a public reception on Saturday, February 23, 6-9pm. The exhibition will remain on display until Saturday, March 23. Open gallery hours are held Saturdays, 12-5pm, or by appointment.

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Winter/Spring Gallery Opening
Feb
15
5:00 PM17:00

Winter/Spring Gallery Opening

  • Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries (map)
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Join us for a Gallery Opening on Friday, February 15 from 5 - 7 p.m.!
Exhibits opening:

Gallery of Photography
Old School, New Rules

Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
Wallace Herndon Smith: Paintings and Drawings

Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture
Evan and Stacey Smith: Liminal Spaces

AT&T Gallery of Children's Art
Identity: Art by Students of Wentzville High School


Through April 13, 2019
Gallery of Music
St. Louis, A Musical Gateway: The Balkans, India and Mexico

Ann Lee and Wilfred Konneker Gallery
Sanza Soul: Certified by Pelekara


Through August 10, 2019
Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
Growing Up: International Vertical Gardens

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Constructs of Meaning Opening Reception
Feb
15
5:00 PM17:00

Constructs of Meaning Opening Reception

For many creatives, art is not simply a means of expression but also functions as a strategy for making sense of the world around them. These constructs of meaning provide the artist with an insight that is subjective yet transcendental, appealing to the narrative of personal experience while also reaching out to grasp further understanding. The selected artists in this exhibition all achieve this in a variety of ways, from Belinda Lee's multi-layered paintings that convey complex systems to Benjamin Lowder's process of drawing awareness to the geometry of the natural world.
Duane Reed Gallery is pleased to present this exhibition of exceptional local talent: Howard Jones, Stefanie Kirkland, Belinda Lee, Benjamin Lowder & Ethan Meyer with Special Guest, Vicki Friedman.

*A percentage of sales from Vicki Friedman's work will be donated to Sharsheret Supports.
Sharsheret Supports is a partnership between the national, not-for-profit Sharsheret organization and Nishmah at the JCC St. Louis. Sharsheret provides free support and educational programming to women and their families facing a diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer and to those at increased risk for developing a hereditary cancer. Sharsheret welcomes all individuals who reach out. For more information, please visit: https://sharsheret.org/.

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In The Flesh
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

In The Flesh

  • 3271 Roger Pl, St Louis, MO 63116-3838, United States (map)
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"In the Flesh", a solo show by Emily Elhoffer, explores superficial and dynamic relationship between body and mind through a series of wall relief sculptures. Elhoffer engages with the body as an extension of identity, and investigates its systems as metaphors for psychological experiences.

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Layered Place Opening Reception
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Layered Place Opening Reception

The traditional landscape painting often contains a horizon line, recognizable landforms, and an idealized representation of Nature. Looking deeper, the historic use of the landscape mirrors the inner-state of that society's relationship to the political, religious, economic, and natural world around it. "Layered Place" invites viewers to reevaluate their definition of landscape, and consider the multiple "layers" of the multi-faceted modern landscape. This group exhibit delves into humanity's tumultuous relationship with Nature, visual metaphors for Place, social and cultural identity, family heritage, and way-finding.

The exhibition includes work by STL-based artists Jenna Bauer, Meghan Grubb, Song Park, Mandy Pedigo, Allana Ross, John Sarra, and Jon Young, and is curated by Charis Norell.

The exhibition will be up FEBRUARY 9 - APRIL 30
GALLERY HOURS ARE WEEKDAYS FROM 9AM - 6PM

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Discourse: Drew Nikonowicz
Feb
9
5:30 PM17:30

Discourse: Drew Nikonowicz

  • Lillstreet Photography Department (map)
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As part of our Artists in Resident's PWMD exhibition programming, we will be hosting a surprise DISCOURSE guest artist, Drew Nikonowicz, this upcoming Saturday!

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019 5:30 pm
Where: Lillstreet Art Center, Photography B, 3rd Floor
Cost: FREE and open to the public

Drew Nikonowicz (born in St. Louis Missouri, 1993) earned a BFA degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2016. His work employs analog photographic processes as well as computer simulations to deal with exploration and experience in contemporary culture. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. In 2015 he received the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the Lenscratch Student Prize. In 2017 Nikonowicz completed a one-year residency at Fabrica Research Centre. He now lives and works in the United States in Saint Louis, Missouri as an artist and owner of the company Standard Cameras. His first photobook, This World and Others Like It, will be available through Yoffy Press and FW:Books in early 2019.

To see more of his work, visit nikonowicz.com.

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Closing Reception: Tensor Field + Screen Grab
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Closing Reception: Tensor Field + Screen Grab

Please join us on Friday, February 8th, 7:00 - 10:00 pm, when we will host a closing reception for Zachary Buchner, 'Tensor Field' + 'Screen Grab,' featuring Joe Cassen, Andrew Falkowski, Andres Kim and Kate McQuillen, presented by Monaco and PRACTISE.

Both exhibits are on view through February 9. Visit us on Saturday's from 12:00 - 4:00 pm, or by appointment. ⠀

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▫️Tensor Field ▫️features new works that highlight Zachary Buchner’s continued investigation into the complex relationships between materials and experience and the prevalent use and symbolic possibilities of plastics. Utilizing both additive and subtractive processes, soft and rigid plastics, his current work references the shallow illusionism, backlit glow and overlapping layers of our digital field. Replacing the open browser windows, guides and grids of our shared digital lives with physical materials, Buchner reminds the viewer through frontality, reflection and scale, of our own bodies.

His practice is rooted in a long fascination with Color Field painting, the Light and Space artists and the structures of Neo Geo. Buchner seeks to extend these historic visual and material languages by focusing on their relationship to contemporary technology, notably the flatness and vastness of the screens in our world, but also through their respective histories with plastic.

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▫️Screen Grab,▫️ presented by Monaco and PRACTISE, is a group exhibition featuring Joe Cassan, Andrew Falkowski, Andres Kim and Kate McQuillen in the Monaco Projects Gallery.

Organized in coordination with his concurrent solo exhibition, PRACTISE Director Zachary Buchner presents an exhibition of four artists whose diverse work shares a common interest in the effect, materiality and experiences of the screens in our digital world.

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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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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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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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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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