Venus Envy Heads Up This Weekend's St. Louis Art Openings

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This weekend Mad Art Gallery hosts Venus Rising, a two-day all-female visual art reception and performance art show. The event is put on by Venus Envy, a local artists' collective that promotes empowering women through art. More details on this show -- and many more exhibits -- after the jump.

Summertime 1 (Teng Lou), from Hung Liu's Za Zhong (Bastard Paintings) at Bruno David Gallery. - HUNG LIU
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  • Summertime 1 (Teng Lou), from Hung Liu's Za Zhong (Bastard Paintings) at Bruno David Gallery.

Venus Envy: Venus Rising: Fri., March 25; Sat., March 26, $25-$1,000 Friday, $5 suggested donation Saturday. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-771-8230, www.madart.com.

Artist Portrait Series by Fern Logan: A photo-documentary of prominent black artists such as Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden. Fri., March 25, 6-9 p.m., Free. Gya, 2700 Locust Ave., St. Louis.

Carmon Colangelo: Eyedeas: Carmon Colangelo's new works on paper and canvas from 2009-2011 explore the conflation of human history, current events and personal reveries through time, space and media. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 7, Free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Hung Liu: Za Zhong (Bastard Paintings): Paintings inspired by the women and history of China. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 25. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 7, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Lisa K. Blatt: Desert Water: Photography by Lisa K. Blatt. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 25. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 7, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.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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