Romantic Notions Highlights this Weekend's Art Openings

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Helen Maurene Cooper, Cat Tails, 2007. Archival pigment print, Edition of 5, 30 x 40 in.
  • Helen Maurene Cooper, Cat Tails, 2007. Archival pigment print, Edition of 5, 30 x 40 in.

Romantic Notions: Group show features work that examines contemporary cultures idealized notions of romance. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, November 5. Nov. 5-Dec. 3, free. Los Caminos, 2649 Cherokee St., St. Louis, www.loscaminosart.com.

In Plain Air: A Salon of Paintings by Christopher Paquet and Seth Coston: Paintings that update the French Academy traditional styles (portrait, historical, still life and landscape) for the modern era. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, November 4. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 26, free. Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, 2713 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-960-5322, www.hoffmanlachancefineart.com. Brett Williams: FeedBack: Site-specific sound installation utilizes microphones, an oscillating fan, effects pedals and guitar amplifiers to create a self-replicating sound sculpture. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 4. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 2, free. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber, St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.

Everyone Deserves a Shot: Life Skills hosts a celebration of work created by artists with developmental disabilities. Enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and photography. Fri., Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m., Free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.

Famous Fictional: Family Feuds: 30 artists debut two portraits each of their famous fictional families and their feuds, with Jessica Robtoy, Monica Heitz, Brian Cummings, Anchovy, Thomas Plunk and many more. Fri., Nov. 4, 7 p.m. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-771-8230, www.madart.com.

Feast Your Eyes: Feast Your Eyes is the Contemporary Art Museum's monthly program that features creative, art-inspired tastings from a local chef. This month's Feast Your Eyes features a tasting menu from chef Chris Bork of Blood & Sand. Sat., Nov. 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Free. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-535-4660, www.camstl.org.

Recently Possible: Objects of the Future: Examination of "new media" from a literal perspective of technological development. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 4. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 2, free. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber, St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.

Shades of Grey: Sculpture, painting and photography rendered in black and white. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, November 5. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 26, free. phd gallery, 2300 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-6644, www.phdstl.com.

Sushi & Samurai: Japanese-themed arts evening features club photographer Yoichi Nagata's Star of Stars exhibit, an aikido demo, electronic koto music by Tory Z. Starbuck and a screening of Yojimbo. Japanese-inspired costumes encouraged but not required. Sat., Nov. 5, 6:30-10:30 p.m., free. S. Carmody Photography, 2707 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-401-8089, www.carmodyphoto.com.

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