Artgasm: March 2010 Art Openings

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The sun has made a welcome return to St. Louis, but it brought with it a nasty case of cabin fever. It's been going around.

So if you're experiencing any of these symptoms -- an urgent need to get off the couch and out of the house, a sudden compulsion to throw the TV set out the window -- stock up on vitamin D and get yourself to one of these March art openings.

JEREMY RABUS
  • Jeremy Rabus

2 Man Art Show: An exhibition of paintings and mixed media works by St. Louis artists Chris Ruess and Nick Riggio and curated by Timothy Michael Burns, former St. Louis gallery owner. This is the first in a series of shows to be staged in ad-hoc, non-traditional gallery venues. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through March 27, Free, 314-704-7541, tmb@artplusarchitecture.net. 4370 Manchester Rd., 4370 Manchester Rd., Maplewood.

 

All Hands on Deck: The Artists of Thirteen Squared: Each of the thirteen artists of Thirteen Squared were dealt four playing cards; they then created four artworks apiece representing their cards, and the group together has then crafted a full deck between them. Celebrate, a sale of the playing cards for $50 each, plus 125 other donated artworks will be available for the same price. March 12-May 2, free admission. Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-863-5811, www.art-stl.com.

Anne Camack: Who We Used to Be: Through March 31, free. University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-3150, www.ucpl.lib.mo.us.

Articles of Dress: Work that explores the female garment as sculpture created by Susan Freda, Brenda Jones and John Petrey. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 12. Starting March 12, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 9, free. Craft Alliance, 6640 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-725-1177, www.craftalliance.org.

The Birds and the Bees: Whimsical paintings of birds by Jeff Kapfer surrounded by quirky glass bumble bees sculpted by Karen Woodward. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Starting March 13, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 24, free. phd gallery, 2300 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-6644, www.phdstl.com/.

Boardwalk: A Regional Juried Exhibition of Interior Design: Exhibition highlighting the best student work done in the categories Residential, Kitchen and Bath, Office Design, Hospitality and Global Studies. Mondays-Saturdays; Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through April 2, free. St. Louis Community College-Meramec-Meramec Gallery, 11333 Big Bend Rd, Kirkwood, 314-984-7632, www.stlcc.cc.mo.us/mc/.

Celebrate: An Art Show and Sale: Two art shows and sales in one: All Hands on Deck: features original playing cards created by the members of Thirteen Squared that will sell for $10 to $15 each, and An Exhibition of Eight: features 8-inch-by-8-inch works that will sell for $50 each; proceeds provide scholarships for St. Louis ArtWorks. Fri., March 12, 6 p.m. Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-863-5811, www.art-stl.com.

Contemporary Women Artists XV: Art as Activism Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 26. Foundry Art Centre, 520 N Main Ctr, St. Charles, 636-255-0270, www.foundryartcentre.org.

Coordinates: Group exhibit of blown glass with weavings featuring work by Jessica Kopitske, Libby Leuchtman, Yetunde Ogunfidodo and Mark Salsibury. Opening reception form 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 19. Starting March 19, Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through April 13, free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.

Daniel McGrath: What Pictures Want: March 5-April 24. Pace Framing and PSTL Window Gallery, 3842 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, 314-531-4304, www.paceframing.com.

David Langley: The Michael Jackson Series: March 5-31, free. All Along Press, 2712 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-827-6185, www.allalongpress.com.

Decadense: New paintings by Cindy Tower: Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 12. Starting March 12, Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 24, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Developmental Disability Awareness Art Fair: The 10th Annual Developmental Disability Awareness Art Fair is hosted by the St. Louis Office for DD Resources in conjunction with Developmental Disability Awareness month. Fri., March 5, 6-8 p.m., Free, www.stldd.org. Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-863-5811, www.art-stl.com.

Fantastic Logic, Speculative Models: Amanda Hughen's drawing, painting and screenprinting on translucent mylar, and Carin Mincemoyer's miniature landscapes crafted from Styrofoam, plastic packaging and other household objects. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 26. Starting March 26, Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through April 30, free. Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, 314-348-4587, www.goodcitizenstl.com.

Front Room: Leslie Hewitt: Presenting a new video installation. Starting March 17, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 28. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-535-4660, www.contemporarystl.org.

Front Room: Machine Project: The Los Angeles-based performance and installation collective presents a series of free workshops in the Front Room. Starting March 31, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 18. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-535-4660, www.contemporarystl.org.

Front Room: Roman Schramm and Haris Epanimonda: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 14. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-535-4660, www.contemporarystl.org.

Garden of Memories: Photographic and textile work by Luanne Rimel that is inspired by the plants in her garden. March 19-May 23, free with regular garden admission. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, 314-577-9400, www.mobot.org.

Indie Craft Revolution: The St. Louis Craft Mafia teams with PASTE, SCORCH, Funky Finds and the RFT to present an Indie Art and Craft event. Sat., March 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., March 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission, www.revolutioncraftshow.com. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

Inspired Art Project: Artworks inspired by the poetry of local elementary school students in the America SCORES Program, and a painting by Ibiyinka Alao. Sat., March 20, 6-9 p.m., $30-$35, www.inspiredstlouis.org.

Belas Artes Multicultural Center & Art Gallery, 1854 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, 314-772-2787, www.belas-artes.net.

Jeremy Rabus: The Pangea Project: New works by Jeremy Rabus. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 27, free. Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, 2713 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-960-5322, www.hoffmanlachancefineart.com.

Love Crush Art Party: An AIGA St. Louis Charity auction featuring U.S. prints, paintings, mixed media, photography and collage; proceeds go to the American Heart Association. Fri., March 12, 6-10 p.m., $10 general admission. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S 12th St., St. Louis, 314-771-8230, www.madart.com.

Love Me Always: A Photographic Celebration of African-American Children from Birth to College: Work by Linda and Odell Mitchell, Jr. Closing reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Through March 13. Gallery 101, 101 E. Main St., Collinsville, 618-767-6793.

Meeting of Minds: Featuring Heather Haymart's wood icing and acrylic paint along with the artwork of Margaret McCarthy, Barbara DiMartini, Victor Ziller and a Gateway Gallery collaborative piece. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 3, Free. Gateway Gallery, 7921 Forsyth Blvd., Saint Louis, 314-503-3880. www.gatewaygalleryonline.com 

New Perspectives: SCC Printmaking Invitational: An opening reception will be held Wednesday, March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Starting March 8, Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through April 8, Free. St. Charles Community College, Gallery, Shook Fine Arts Bldg (4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr), St. Peters, 636-922-8575, www.stchas.edu/.

Peat & Kevin & Stan: Featuring the latest work by Peat Wollaeger, Kevin McCoy and Stan Chisholm. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 12. March 12-20, free. Syndicate, 915 Olive St. (4th floor gallery), St. Louis.

Prints: A Group Exhibition: Work by seven printmakers, including Claudio Bravo, Karen Kunc, Nicola Lopez and Manolo Valdes. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 12. Starting March 12, Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 9, free. Atrium Gallery, 4728 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-367-1076, www.atriumgallery.net.

WONDER: Paintings by Roshani: March 5-28, Free. Marbles Yoga Studio, 1905 Park Ave., St. Louis, 314-621-4744, www.marblesyoga.com.

Zoom: Window/Capture: Landscapes through the digital lens of Patty Heda. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 27. Starting March 22, Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through April 22, free. Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave. #150, St. Louis, 314-241-4810, www.artstlouis.org.

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