Upcoming events

24
Sep
2019

09-24-2019 - 12-24-2019 11:00 am

Stroller Tours are designed for art lovers and their little ones, recommended ages 0 to 2. Morning Play Dates feature artist-led activities and performances, recommended ages 2 to 5. Join us for a family-friendly tour of the fall exhibitions before the museum opens to the public. Then head to the performance space for an art-filled play date that is sure to delight. Something new happens every month!

For more information, contact Alli Beard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

24
Sep
2019

Please join us for the opening of our next exhibition, ANEW. The gallery opening will coincide with the @communityartsstl festival on September 7th from 11am-3pm. 

The exhibition will be open for viewing through October 4th. Intersect's gallery hours are weekdays from 9am - 6pm.

For more information, contact April Parviz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://intersectstl.org/gallery

24
Sep
2019

The Sustainability Lab provides everyone in our region an opportunity to meet at monthly sessions to share successes, lessons and challenges on a variety of topics with a focus on biodiversity, energy, food, waste management, transportation, and water and green infrastructure.

For more information, contact Aaron Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://www.onestl.org/get-involved/onestl-network/sustainability-lab

24
Sep
2019

09-24-2019 - 12-17-2019 7:00 pm

Gallery 210 is pleased to present an exhibition of mixed media drawings by St. Louis artist Howard Barry. The exhibition Inertia opens on September 14 at 4PM with an artist’s talk followed by a reception for the artist from 5PM to 7PM. 

Howard Barry's artwork can be read as asserting the subjective value of the individual against the injustices of contemporary life. Barry's drawings – of historic civil rights images and as images of the present-day Black Lives Matter struggle – are in a feverishly present conversation with their surface. At a very deep level his drawings are an assertion of mortality against the false idea that history, and its oppressions, are over.

For more information, contact Terry Suhre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://gallery210.umsl.edu/

24
Sep
2019

09-24-2019 - 12-17-2019 7:00 am

Gallery 210 is pleased to present the video “Chicago Cottages” by noted Chicago photographer Jane Calvin. The exhibition opens on September 14 with a reception for the artist from 5PM to 7PM. 

Jane Calvin’s video is an accidental documentary that came about when her assistant, Eve Kalugin, discovered these photographs in a box in one of the artist’s files. These once forgotten images are reminders of buildings and communities dissolving under the relentless assault of real estate development. Of this work Calvin writes: I actually made the photographs that comprise this body of work in the 1970’s. I dragged my rented 4x5 view camera into the Pilsen area, inspired by a beloved professor at the School of the Art Institute, Harold Allen, who lived in the area and was himself an architectural photographer. He understood the uniqueness of this architecture, and certainly was familiar with the area. It was summer and hot and the children of the area were fascinated by what I was doing. So, each time I emerged from beneath the black cloth covering the camera, I was surrounded by a ‘mob’ of small, curious kids. I enjoyed the activity, and the lively quality of the neighborhood, which no longer exists thanks to ruthless gentrification.

For more information, contact Terry Suhre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://gallery210.umsl.edu

24
Sep
2019

09-24-2019 - 01-16-2020 9:00 pm

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) presents Botanica absentia, an installation by St. Louis artist Margaret Keller.  Botanica absentia creates a fictive memorial and archive dedicated to lost trees. Set in an imaginary future, after climate change has forced most living organisms toward either mutation or extinction, the installation serves as a commemoration to extinct tree species. The artist combines laser cut dichroic Plexiglas, wood, aluminum, and chrome to create a replica limb from the 'now-extinct' Cercis canadensis, or redbud tree. Multi-hued refractions transform the somber black walls of the space into a dystopian tribute to nature devastated by climate change. This installation emerges out of Keller's belief that at this precise moment, we are at the tipping point of a world gone wrong.  

The exhibition, curated by the Teen Museum Studies program, is open to the public in CAM's Education Gallery September 6 through December 29, 2019. Artist's talk 7:15pm, September 6.  

Utilizing diverse media such as sculpture, installation, technology, and mixed media to address the survival of interdependent species as they adapt to the future, Margaret Keller investigates the relationship between nature, contemporary culture, and technology, along with their effects on our lives. Recent exhibitions include The Arkansas Art Center Museum, Little Rock (2017); Gallery 210, University of Missouri-St. Louis (2017); The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center Museum, Belleville, IL (2019); and The Public Works commission for Riverbend, a 133-foot long aluminum public art project at The Gateway Arch National Park (2018). Keller received the 2019 Regional Arts Commission Fellowship Award for Artistic Excellence.

For more information, contact Eddie Silva at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://www.camstl.org

24
Sep
2019

09-24-2019 - 10-22-2019 8:30 pm

This class series provides an introduction to Zen meditation. It is open to people of all faiths. The classes include a presentation of the history of Zen and basic principles of zazen meditation, and discussion of how to practice Zen in daily life-while at work and at leisure- that is, how to find inner peace anytime, anywhere.

Each class includes zazen meditation, beginning with 10 minutes during the first class, and working up to 30 minutes by the end of the series. You will also learn how to do walking meditation.  The classes are taught by Rev. Daigaku Rumme, a Zen priest in the Soto tradition. He is the resident priest and teacher of the Confluence Zen Center STL.

For more information, contact Kathleen Rumme at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://www.confluencezen.org

24
Sep
2019

This multimedia presentation focuses on Pete Townshend's pursuit of the perfect concept album. The presentation breaks down the creative processes for the making of "Quadrophenia" and the failed "Lifehouse" project. It also covers the other '70's Who albums. Registration encouraged but not required.

For more information, contact Jon Londo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://slcl.org

24
Sep
2019

09-24-2019

POETRY AT THE POINT on September 24 will feature poets Ron A. Austin, Marc McKee, and Brian Barker. Poetry at the Point is held at THE FOCAL POINT in Maplewood on the 4th Tuesday of the month. This reading series invites local and regional poets, and established and up-and-coming poets to share their words. The event is free. 

RON A. AUSTIN's short stories have appeared in Pleiades, Story Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Black Warrior Review, and other journals. His first collection of linked stories, to be released October 2019, Avery Colt Is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar, won the 2017 Nilsen Prize. Austin's work has garnered a 2016 Regional Arts Commission Fellowship and a special mention in the 2015 Pushcart Prize Anthology. As co-director of the River Styx Reading Series, he strives to share local and national literary talent. He lives in St. Louis with his partner Jennie and son Elijah.

MARC MCKEE is the author of What Apocalypse?, winner of the 2008 New Michigan Press / DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest, and Fuse (2011), Bewilderness (2014), Consolationeer (2017), and Meta Meta Make-Belief (2019), all from Black Lawrence Press. His poetry appears widely in journals such as American Poetry Review, Bennington Review, Conduit, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Forklift, Ohio, The Journal, Los Angeles Review, Memorious, and Sixth Finch. He is the managing editor of Missouri Review and lives in Columbia, Missouri with his wife Camellia Cosgray and their son, Harold.

BRIAN BARKER is the author of three books of poetry, Vanishing Acts (SIU Press, 2019), The Black Ocean (SIU Press, 2011), and The Animal Gospels (Tupelo Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, Indiana Review, The Cincinnati Review, Blackbird, and Pleiades. He teaches at the University of Colorado Denver, where he is a poetry editor of Copper Nickel. Learn more at www.brianbarker.net.

The Focal Point is at 2720 Sutton.  Parking is free in the lot on nearby Marietta Avenue or street parking. Readings start at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available at the Maya Cafe next door. For more information or to read for the series contact Poetry at the Point Curator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://stlouispoetrycenter.org/poetry-at-the-point/

25
Sep
2019

09-25-2019 12:00 am - 04-04-2020 1:00 am

Saunders Schultz (1927-2017) was a prominent St. Louis artist and among the founders of the concept of Architectural / Environmental Sculpture. He was cofounder of Scopia Studio with fellow St. Louisan William Severson (1924 - 1999), and contributed to nearly 300 monumental works over his career; these diverse sculptures are found throughout St. Louis, in 37 states, and around the world. 

This focused exhibition presents examples of drawings, paintings and sculpture that illustrate Schultz’s affinity for nature as his primary inspiration. The drawings and paintings in this exhibition reveal the complex ways in which Schultz captured the shapes of leaves, trees, flowing water, and in some cases capturing the concept of rushing air. Despite their small size, these pieces still convey the grace, complexity, and monumentality of the site-specific works for which Schultz is known.

For more information, contact Brittney West at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://www.umsl.edu/mercantile/events-and-exhibitions/

25
Sep
2019

09-25-2019 - 12-25-2019 11:00 am

Stroller Tours are designed for art lovers and their little ones, recommended ages 0 to 2. Morning Play Dates feature artist-led activities and performances, recommended ages 2 to 5. Join us for a family-friendly tour of the fall exhibitions before the museum opens to the public. Then head to the performance space for an art-filled play date that is sure to delight. Something new happens every month!

For more information, contact Alli Beard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

25
Sep
2019

Please join us for the opening of our next exhibition, ANEW. The gallery opening will coincide with the @communityartsstl festival on September 7th from 11am-3pm. 

The exhibition will be open for viewing through October 4th. Intersect's gallery hours are weekdays from 9am - 6pm.

For more information, contact April Parviz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://intersectstl.org/gallery

25
Sep
2019

09-25-2019 - 12-18-2019 7:00 pm

Gallery 210 is pleased to present an exhibition of mixed media drawings by St. Louis artist Howard Barry. The exhibition Inertia opens on September 14 at 4PM with an artist’s talk followed by a reception for the artist from 5PM to 7PM. 

Howard Barry's artwork can be read as asserting the subjective value of the individual against the injustices of contemporary life. Barry's drawings – of historic civil rights images and as images of the present-day Black Lives Matter struggle – are in a feverishly present conversation with their surface. At a very deep level his drawings are an assertion of mortality against the false idea that history, and its oppressions, are over.

For more information, contact Terry Suhre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://gallery210.umsl.edu/

25
Sep
2019

09-25-2019 - 12-18-2019 7:00 am

Gallery 210 is pleased to present the video “Chicago Cottages” by noted Chicago photographer Jane Calvin. The exhibition opens on September 14 with a reception for the artist from 5PM to 7PM. 

Jane Calvin’s video is an accidental documentary that came about when her assistant, Eve Kalugin, discovered these photographs in a box in one of the artist’s files. These once forgotten images are reminders of buildings and communities dissolving under the relentless assault of real estate development. Of this work Calvin writes: I actually made the photographs that comprise this body of work in the 1970’s. I dragged my rented 4x5 view camera into the Pilsen area, inspired by a beloved professor at the School of the Art Institute, Harold Allen, who lived in the area and was himself an architectural photographer. He understood the uniqueness of this architecture, and certainly was familiar with the area. It was summer and hot and the children of the area were fascinated by what I was doing. So, each time I emerged from beneath the black cloth covering the camera, I was surrounded by a ‘mob’ of small, curious kids. I enjoyed the activity, and the lively quality of the neighborhood, which no longer exists thanks to ruthless gentrification.

For more information, contact Terry Suhre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://gallery210.umsl.edu

25
Sep
2019

09-25-2019

The Summer Concert Series brings neighbors, friends, and everyone in between together for an evening of music and fun. The series runs June through September and is FREE to attend. The concerts are held in Ryan Hummert Park and made possible with the support of the City of Maplewood and sponsoring businesses.

Consider support the businesses who make the event possible by purchasing food and drink at the concert! Guests may also bring their own food and drink.

2019 Summer Concert Series Line Up

June 26 - Fanfare

August 28 - Leaky Tiki

July 24 - The Melissa Neels Band 

September 25 - Big Mike Aguirre & The Blu City All Stars

https://midcountychamber.org/programs-events/summer-concert-series/

25
Sep
2019

Acoustik Element performs Every Wednesday & Thursday Night at Cinder House at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown St. Louis. 

Come out and enjoy the great weather, delicious food and gorgeous scenery!

Latin Instrumental Music for Any Occasion

25
Sep
2019

09-25-2019 - 01-17-2020 9:00 pm

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) presents Botanica absentia, an installation by St. Louis artist Margaret Keller.  Botanica absentia creates a fictive memorial and archive dedicated to lost trees. Set in an imaginary future, after climate change has forced most living organisms toward either mutation or extinction, the installation serves as a commemoration to extinct tree species. The artist combines laser cut dichroic Plexiglas, wood, aluminum, and chrome to create a replica limb from the 'now-extinct' Cercis canadensis, or redbud tree. Multi-hued refractions transform the somber black walls of the space into a dystopian tribute to nature devastated by climate change. This installation emerges out of Keller's belief that at this precise moment, we are at the tipping point of a world gone wrong.  

The exhibition, curated by the Teen Museum Studies program, is open to the public in CAM's Education Gallery September 6 through December 29, 2019. Artist's talk 7:15pm, September 6.  

Utilizing diverse media such as sculpture, installation, technology, and mixed media to address the survival of interdependent species as they adapt to the future, Margaret Keller investigates the relationship between nature, contemporary culture, and technology, along with their effects on our lives. Recent exhibitions include The Arkansas Art Center Museum, Little Rock (2017); Gallery 210, University of Missouri-St. Louis (2017); The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center Museum, Belleville, IL (2019); and The Public Works commission for Riverbend, a 133-foot long aluminum public art project at The Gateway Arch National Park (2018). Keller received the 2019 Regional Arts Commission Fellowship Award for Artistic Excellence.

For more information, contact Eddie Silva at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://www.camstl.org

25
Sep
2019

09-25-2019 - 10-23-2019 8:30 pm

This class series provides an introduction to Zen meditation. It is open to people of all faiths. The classes include a presentation of the history of Zen and basic principles of zazen meditation, and discussion of how to practice Zen in daily life-while at work and at leisure- that is, how to find inner peace anytime, anywhere.

Each class includes zazen meditation, beginning with 10 minutes during the first class, and working up to 30 minutes by the end of the series. You will also learn how to do walking meditation.  The classes are taught by Rev. Daigaku Rumme, a Zen priest in the Soto tradition. He is the resident priest and teacher of the Confluence Zen Center STL.

For more information, contact Kathleen Rumme at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://www.confluencezen.org

25
Sep
2019

#1 New York Times bestselling author of “Small Great Things” presents a powerful story about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors, until a desperate gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. Told in a daring narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day. One of the most fearless writers of our time, Jodi Picoult tackles a complicated issue in this gripping novel.

For more information, contact Jennifer McBride at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://www.slcl.org/authors

25
Sep
2019

09-25-2019

Black Pumas comes to the OB September 25th! Advance tickets are $17, $17 dos. All ages. Doors 7, music at 8.

For more information, contact Steve Pohlman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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