Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, November 12 - 14, 2010

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Perfidia, from the exhibition Blab! - CJ PYLE
  • CJ Pyle
  • Perfidia, from the exhibition Blab!
Intended as a one-off comic 'zine by creator Monte Beauchamp, Blab! became a regular and well-respected visual art anthology. It's newest hard-cover incarnation, Blabworld, returns with a show and book signing at the Philip Slein Gallery this weekend. Find further details on this show and more in the list below.

Blab!: The return of art magazine Blab!, now named Blabworld and in the form of a hardcover book. Head honcho Monte Beauchamp will be present along with artists CJ Pyle, Ryan Heshka, Gary Baseman and others. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 12. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 18, free. Philip Slein Gallery, 1319 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314-621-4634, www.philipsleingallery.com.

Central Presbyterian Church's Art Festival: Juried art show on the theme of "Community," with a artist workshops exploring creativity and faith during the run of the show. Openinge reception from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 12. Nov. 12-30, free. Central Presbyterian Church, 7700 Davis Dr., Clayton, 314-727-2777.

Correlative Vignettes: Abstract and figurative art from Jeremy Rabus and Jennifer Klemp, respectively. Fri., Nov. 12, 7-11 p.m., free. Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, 2257 Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 314-497-0199, www.myspace.com/concreteoceanart.

Forecast: Multimedia work from a group of artists exploring prognostication methods and the instability of expectations. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 12. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 17, free. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Pl., St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.

Inner Fall: Juried exhibit of work on the theme of 'fall.'. Opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 13. Starting Nov. 13, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 5, free. Framations, 218 N. Main St., St. Charles, 636-724-8313.

Lindsey Stouffer: Scribe: Site-responsive installation inspired by the writings of Walter Benjamin and the Islamic belief that two scribe angels record our good and bad deeds. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 12. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 17, free. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Pl., St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.

Nuts and Bolts: Five separate exhibitions linked by the theme of collecting and re-puroposing. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 12. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 7, free. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

On A Roll: Whimsical toys created by sixteen artists, including Cameron Fuller, Rimas VisGirda, Dan Krueger and Dan Barnett. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 12. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 22, free. Craft Alliance, 6640 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-725-1177, www.craftalliance.org.

Overpaper: A selection of works on, or of, paper. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 12. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 17, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Play, Paint, Love!: New works in the medium of Lucite by Marlene Lewis. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 12. Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 10, free. Grafica Contemporary Fine Art, 7884 Big Bend, Saint Louis, 314-961-4020.

Recurring: New work by Rebecca Bodicky, Carrie Keasler and Jackie Wallach. Sat., Nov. 13, 6-10 p.m., free. Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-772-3628, www.fortgondo.com.

Editor's note: If you don't see your show listed, please leave the information in the comments (and drop a note to calendar@riverfronttimes.com so we can list it in the online calendar). All art openings are free unless noted. For a full list of all ongoing art shows in the St. Louis area, please click here.

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