Gabriel Dawe takes fiber art to new heights with his Plexus series, opening at the Luminary Center for the Arts this weekend. These massive ribbons of color are made from little more than thread, and from a short distance, the inventive installations seem to be floating. More information on this event and more after the jump.
Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 8: Sheets of common thread are stretched floor-to-ceiling to create shimmering walls of color. Opening reception from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Starting July 30, Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 27, free. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Pl., St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.
Artistic Meanderings' Grand Opening: Artistic Meanderings is a collective of artists displaying and selling their works in various media. For the grand opening, there will be 20 local artists displaying their paintings, glasswork, jewelry, and paper and mixed media works. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Sat., July 30, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Free. Artistic Meanderings, 1370 McCausland Avenue, Richmond Heights, 314-781-5185.
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication: Dedication of sculptor Harry Weber's statue of the Father of Rock & Roll, Chuck Berry. Chuck will attend the ceremony, with Weber and Joe Edwards also in attendance. Fri., July 29, 10 a.m., free. Chuck Berry Plaza, 6555 Delmar Blvd., University City, www.visittheloop.com.
City-Wide Open Studios: Working artists open their studios to the public for tours and conversation on Saturday and Sunday; visit CAM for maps and route info, and then return for the BBQ from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday ($10 fee for the BBQ). Sat., July 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., July 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free tours & maps, $10 for the BBQ. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-535-4660, www.camstl.org.
Jim Irwin: Wildlife photography from the South Pacific to Africa. Through Aug. 29, free. Kirkwood Train Station, 110 W. Argonne Dr., Kirkwood, www.texaseagle.com/stations/KWD.htm.
Pat Bistline and Linda Wilmes: New oil paintings by Pat Bistline and acrylic paintings by Linda Wilmes. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 29. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 1, free. Framations, 218 N. Main St., St. Charles, 636-724-8313, www.framations.com.
Tom Hunt: Scenes of Europe: New oil paintings on wood panels. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 29. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 26, free. Grafica Fine Art, 7884 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314-961-4020.