Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, November 19 - 21, 2010

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Maybe you'd like to see some art this weekend but just can't decide what kind of art to feast your eyeballs on. Check out Sweet Jesus, a two-day contemporary art exhibit at Lemp Brewery, with over 15 artists displaying audio and visual exhibits on a multitude of themes. Fun fact: The show's title was taken from graffiti found on the site.

Find full details on this show and more in the list below:

Revered, from Countenances at Chesterfield Arts - ADAM LONG
  • Adam Long
  • Revered, from Countenances at Chesterfield Arts
Ab/Fig: A group exhibition curated by Wendy Cooper. An opening reception takes place Friday, November 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 15, Free. William Shearburn Gallery, 4735 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-367-8020, www.shearburngallery.com.

Alicia LaChance: New paintings by Alicia LaChance. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, November 19. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 14, free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.

Animals in Suits: Every day for a year Sam Washburn illustrated an animal, usually wearing a suit. A reception and signing event takes place December 18. Nov. 20-Dec. 19, Free. Star Clipper, 6392 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-725-9110, www.starclipper.com.

Countenances: St. Charles, Missouri artist Adam Long's new collection focuses on the human face. An opening reception takes place Friday, November 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 8, Free. Chesterfield Arts, 444 Chesterfield Ctr, Chesterfield, 636-519-1955, www.chesterfieldarts.org.

Mario Trejo: An opening reception takes place Friday, November 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays. Continues through Dec. 22, Free. The Metropolitan Gallery, 2936 Locust St., St. Louis.

SLCC Annual Faculty Exhibition: Includes work in all media produced by the art department faculty. An opening reception takes place Friday, November 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 10, Free. St. Louis Community College-Meramec-Meramec Gallery, 11333 Big Bend Rd., Kirkwood, 314-984-7632, www.stlcc.cc.mo.us/mc/.

Sticky Tacky: An edible art installation by Matthew Isaacson exploring childhood nostalgia using cotton candy as a medium. An opening reception takes place Friday, November 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 17, Free. St. Louis Community College-Forest Park-Gallery of Art, 5600 Oakland Ave. (Library Bldg), St. Louis, 314-644-9231, www.stlcc.edu.

Survivor: Textured abstract paintings by O'Fallon resident Danielle R. Thompson. Nov. 19-Dec. 31, Free. Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Cir., O'Fallon, 636-474-2732, www.renaudspiritcenter.com.

Sweet Jesus: Two days of installation, video and performance art by local and national artists. Opening party from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, November 19, and mimosa toast & walking tour of the show from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 20. Fri., Nov. 19, 7-10 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 20, 12-5 p.m., free, www.sweetjesusstl.com. Historic Lemp Brewery, 3500 Lemp Ave., St. Louis.

Third Fridays: Fun hot class project, music by the River Rats and fire spinning in the courtyard. Fri., Nov. 19, 6-10 p.m., free admission, glass crafts cost $20-$30. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.

Victor Wang: Dream of Dreams: An opening reception takes place Friday, November 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 8, Free. Atrium Gallery, 4728 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-367-1076, www.atriumgallery.net.

Visionary Arts of Haiti: Haitian art, including steel sculptures, flags, primitive paintings and masks. An opening reception takes places Friday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m. and curator Laurie Beasley delivers a gallery talk on Saturday, November 20, at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19-Dec. 10, Free. Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, 2700 N. 14th St., St. Louis, 314-241-5031.

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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