Michael Hoffman's latest exhibit of colorful, abstract paintings will open this Friday evening at the Hoffman Lachance Contemporary. More information on this event and others after the jump.
American City: St. Louis Architecture: More than 70 William Zbarren photographs of the crown jewels of St. Louis' most beautiful architecture. June 10-Aug. 21, free with regular garden admission ($4-$8). Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, 314-577-9400, www.mobot.org.
Jim Schmidt Presents: Abstraction: A survey of contemporary abstract paintings as selected by Jim Schmidt. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 10. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through July 30, free. Philip Slein Gallery, 1319 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314-621-4634, www.philipsleingallery.com.
Restoring an American Treasure: Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley: Observe as conservators work to save the Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley (1850) , a 348-foot-long painting by John J. Egan. Starting June 12, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 21, free. Saint Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis, 314-721-0072, www.slam.org.
Analogue: Group show featuring work by Caleb Larsen, Helmut Smits and Zoe Sheehan Saldana. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 10. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through July 22, free admission. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Pl., St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.
Bearing: New abstract paintings by Michael Hoffman in this, his first solo show in St. Louis in seven years. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 10. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through July 2, free admission. Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, 2713 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-960-5322, www.hoffmanlachancefineart.com.
Collectors Choice X: Preview party on Friday, May 20, allows you to view all of the donated art works while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and wine; on Sunday, June 12, you select the art you want when your number is called. Sun., June 12, 11 a.m., $165/ticket. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.
David Langley and Eric Nichols: Dual solo exhibitions by these two artists. Sat., June 11, 6-9 p.m., free admission. The Vino Gallery, 4701 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-932-5665, www.thevinogallery.com.
A Is For ... : Twenty-six St. Louis-based artists interpret a letter of the alphabet in their chosen medium. Opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday, June 10. Fri., June 10, free admission. Center of Creative Arts (COCA), 524 Trinity Ave., University City, 314-725-6555, www.cocastl.org.
The Jeremy Project: Tenth anniversary of this photography project which takes portraits of special needs children. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 10. Through July 1, free admission, www.thejeremyproject.org. St. Louis Community College-Forest Park-Gallery of Art, 5600 Oakland Ave. (Library Bldg), St. Louis, 314-644-9231, www.stlcc.edu.
John Early: Terra Firma: Site specific installation work inspired by legendary BMX rider Mat Hoffman. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 10. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through July 22, free admission. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Pl., St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.
Partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers: Photographs of contemporary narratives inspired by artist Mimi Kato's childhood memories and the traditional arts of her native Japan. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 10. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through July 9, free admission. Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, 314-348-4587, www.goodcitizenstl.com.
Paul Reiter Collection of St. Louis Art Sale: The collection of longtime arts supporter Paul Reiter will be auctioned off to raise funds for his son's education. Sun., June 12, 3-6 p.m., free admission. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-771-8230, www.madart.com.