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Upcoming events

02
Apr
2017

04-02-2017 - 05-07-2017 8:00 pm

Beginning Oil Painting

Hannah Miller

Thursdays- March 23 - April 27

Explore color, texture, and form in this six-week beginning oil painting course. Students will learn how to stretch and prepare a canvas, set up a palette, and learn basic color theory and color mixing techniques which will best produce clean, vibrant, space-shaping colors. Students will also experiment with painting mediums and work with different brushes and palette knife techniques to discover and develop one’s own personal style.

 

Hannah Miller, a Carlinville native, holds a BFA in photography and painting, and an MFA in photography and video and has attended Illinois State University, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Rhode Island School of Design. She is a big believer in the positive impact art and creativity can have in rural communities, and is super excited about the MAC opening just a half-hour away from her home!  

 Painting holds a special place in her practice; it is a more hands-on approach to the meditative seeing, looking, and studying of color and the relationships of objects that she works towards in photographs.  The way that color can shape form in painting is a mystery that will never cease to amaze, and she hopes that she can share that sense of wonder with her students.

MATERIALS:

Paintbrushes 

Palette knives 

Piece of glass for palette- around 8 x 10" or largerWooden stretcher bars- can be made, not bought

Canvas- 

Gesso-

Gamblin mediums kit

Gamblin Gamsol

02
Apr
2017

04-02-2017 - 05-07-2017 8:00 pm

Beginning Wheel Throwing

6 week class / 2hour / once a week

We will teach you everything you need to learn to make a pot on the wheel, AND… you’ll also gain the many incidental stress-relieving benefits of creating with clay. The gentle turning of the wheel, the centering of the clay and the single-minded focus needed to create pottery brings the potter into a calm, centered place themselves. It’s a terrific way to end a stressful day or start a new adventure. 

The Beginner Wheel class is designed for the absolute beginner looking for an introduction to the craft of wheel thrown* pottery. *(From the Old English word “thrawan”, meaning to twist or turn.) This class is also a good place for self-taught or long inactive potters who are looking for a refresher course in the fundamentals of wheel throwing.

Beginners, will receive an introduction to basic throwing techniques: centering clay, forming cylinders, bowls and plate forms. Glazing and surface treatment also covered.

For those who are comfortable throwing basic cylinder and bowl shapes, classes will focus on constructing more complex forms. Teapots, pitchers, covered jars, casseroles etc. will be explored. Students also work on mastering the more technical aspects of glazing and firing.

02
Apr
2017

04-02-2017

Jackson Howard sings soul-infused acoustic alternative with an uplifting message and optimistic outlook. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, as well as timeless greats like James Taylor, Led Zeppelin, Etta James and Sam Cooke, Jackson's songs tell stories with intricate guitar work and intimate lyrics. His firm belief that happiness is a choice is a recurring theme in his songs. Jackson has performed on FOX2 news, opened for Nicholas David (the Voice), and performs regularly around Saint Louis, frequently at the Chase Park Plaza. His first EP, "A Place to Cross" was released in March and can be found on iTunes and Spotify, as well as a "Live at Blueberry Hill" album recorded on Friday, 4/10/15. Tickets Available.

02
Apr
2017

04-02-2017

QFest uses the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people and to celebrate queer culture. The event will excite, entertain, and enlighten audiences of all identities. Closing out the lineup at QFest is "Handsome Devil."

In this funny and observant coming-of-age tale from Irish novelist and filmmaker John Butler, two opposites — a loner and the top athlete at a rugby-obsessed boarding school — become friends, only to have their friendship tested by the authorities and other students. Ned is a bitter, music-obsessed 16-year-old outcast, and Conor is a handsome transfer student who quickly becomes the star of the school’s rugby team. Tensions mount when they are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The boys tentatively bond over music and start to practice guitar together. At the encouragement of their English teacher, Ned and Conor enter a talent show at a local girls' school. As both talent show and rugby season loom, the pressure to choose between manly athletic discipline and more artistic pursuits threatens to tear Conor apart. Ned, meanwhile, is increasingly tempted to betray Conor's trust to save his own skin.

SHOWN WITH: “More Than God” (Kev Cahill, 2015, Ireland, 9 min.) This comedy set in modern Ireland follows the attempts of a religious doctor to uncover his wife's suspected affair, but in the process, he is confronted by the rigidity of his beliefs.

Advance tickets may be purchased through Metrotix or .ZACK box office. Tickets go on sale soon. Click on Buy Tickets on each film page for a direct link to purchase tickets.

02
Apr
2017

04-02-2017

Where is God in a world full of violence, corruption, and hatred?  That is the question this play seeks to answer.  Through a series of stories, some true and some fictional, seven actors portray a variety of characters seeking evidence of God’s existence in our daily lives.

ccshowcase.com

02
Apr
2017

Recycling Extravaganza. New Date! Sunday April 2nd. 10 am - 2 pm. St. Louis Community College - Forest Park Campus, off Oakland Avenue.This is a massive hard-to-recycle collection event on the same day as the St. Louis Earth Day Festival. For a list of items being collected, visit: http://www.stlouisearthday.org/events/festival/rex/

02
Apr
2017

Tommy plays and sings jazz standards and originals.

03
Apr
2017

Curated by Dr. Jeffrey Hughes, the exhibition Dispositive Environments will highlight the tension between technology and permanence, as well as the too often neglected ecological consequences of technology’s rapid expansion. 

The juxtaposition of still necessary mechanisms and technologies of the Industrial Revolution associated with, for example, sub-surface mining or railroad transport, are intertwined with the technological engines of transnational commerce and information economies. Art that responds to this intersection of social, symbolic and political forces will be shown with research-based documentation. 

The concept of the dispositive is here related to the context in which the work is executed and also experienced. Instead of merely a locus for the transmission of expression and content, works in the exhibition will encourage the viewer/participant to construct his or her own meaning. 

Featured artists: 

Ursula Biemann

Chris Jordan

Eva Ju

Libby Reuter & Joshua Rowan

John Sabraw

The Walter Collective

Mel Watkin

03
Apr
2017

04-03-2017 - 01-27-2018 11:00 pm

The St. Louis Writers’ Group is dedicated to the development of the works of budding playwrights, screenwriters and writers of musical theatre. 

We meet on the First and third Mondays of each month at Big Daddy's in Soulard to read and develop the work of local writers. There is no membership, all sessions are free and we welcome work at any stage of development from anybody.  

Would you like to hear what your work sounds like, played by good actors? We can help.  Not sure if it's for you? Come and listen. Anybody is welcome to come and listen in or take part as much as they like.  See our website http://www.stlwritersgroup.com/ for details or just show up at Big Daddy's in Soulard at 6:30 on the First or Third Monday of the month

03
Apr
2017

Prize-winning historian John A. Farrell presents a brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted biography of our darkest presidency, the full life of Nixon readers have awaited. “Richard Nixon” follows the president from his youth as an idealistic Navy lieutenant to the White House, his roles in the McCarthy era and the Cold War, and to his ultimate resignation in disgrace.  "Few came so far, so fast, and so alone," Farrell writes. This enthralling biography is a defining portrait of Nixon’s legacy as an architect of a more polarized and divided America.

03
Apr
2017

04-03-2017

The winner of the 2016 SLIFF Audience Choice Award for Best Film, the delightful comedy “Tim Timmerman, Hope of America” chronicles the self-promoting schemes of the title character, Mount Vista High’s student-body president. Tim (St. Louis native Eddie Perino) — class of 1994 — has aspirations of attending Yale and becoming a famous politician. Although derided and snubbed by the cool kids in school, Tim manages to beat head cheerleader Mackenzie Miller in the election by assembling a wildly diverse coalition of disenfranchised groups such as the cowboys, the goths, and the nerds. Once elected as president, however, Tim has zero interest in doing any actual work: He simply coasts, believing that his office will open the door to Yale and a future political career. When Tim’s laziness and missteps undermine his dreams for the future, he realizes that Sydney (Chelsea Maidhof), a girl from a rival high school, might actually provide the quickest pathway to Washington. The attraction for scheming Tim is not Sydney’s beauty and intelligence — at least not initially — but her father’s potentially helpful connections as a U.S. senator. Nothing can stop Tim from reaching the top … except himself.

03
Apr
2017

04-03-2017 - 07-09-2017 11:00 pm

Weekly night of bluegrass, hosted by locals and open to musicians to gather around the mic for a good ol time!

Presented by Loyal Family

03
Apr
2017

A Monday night full of good vibes and great music. Come for the vibe.

04
Apr
2017

04-04-2017 12:00 am

When Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins kick off an impromptu jam session at Sun Studios, the air crackles with star power. Get up close and personal with these larger-than-life personalities in an experience that will rock your socks off! This powerhouse musical features chart-topping hits from all four performers.

repstl.org/season/show/million_dollar_quartet

04
Apr
2017

04-04-2017
04
Apr
2017

Curated by Dr. Jeffrey Hughes, the exhibition Dispositive Environments will highlight the tension between technology and permanence, as well as the too often neglected ecological consequences of technology’s rapid expansion. 

The juxtaposition of still necessary mechanisms and technologies of the Industrial Revolution associated with, for example, sub-surface mining or railroad transport, are intertwined with the technological engines of transnational commerce and information economies. Art that responds to this intersection of social, symbolic and political forces will be shown with research-based documentation. 

The concept of the dispositive is here related to the context in which the work is executed and also experienced. Instead of merely a locus for the transmission of expression and content, works in the exhibition will encourage the viewer/participant to construct his or her own meaning. 

Featured artists: 

Ursula Biemann

Chris Jordan

Eva Ju

Libby Reuter & Joshua Rowan

John Sabraw

The Walter Collective

Mel Watkin

04
Apr
2017

Left Bank Books presents St. Louisan, author, and Little Fox Tarot reader Melissa Cynova, who will sign and discuss her new book, "Kitchen Table Tarot: Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let's Talk Tarot!"

When Melissa Cynova was fourteen, a kid in her class gave her a deck of tarot cards for unknown reasons. She's been reading ever since. Melissa has been slinging cards for nearly 30 years, and has been handing out advice for almost as long. "Kitchen Table Tarot" is a book about real life tarot reading for real people. With down and dirty advice from Melissa, this book tells it like it is and helps you read the cards for yourself and others.

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Kitchen Table Tarot" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

04
Apr
2017

Josh Taerk, rock n’ roll singer/songwriter from Toronto. His powerful songwriting and dynamic stage presence has caught the attention of audiences in Canada, the U.K. and U.S. Josh shared the stage with John Oates and Max Weinberg (E Street Band). 

 

Josh’s music will resonate with Rag N Bone Man, James Blunt, and John Mayer fans. A weaver of poignant storytelling and melodies, his originals are influenced by 70’s and 80’s rock music.  His second album, “Here’s To Change” (2015), features John Oates. Josh has gone to new creative heights with his new release, "Anywhere Love Took Us.” 

 

www.joshtaerk.com

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