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Upcoming events

08
Mar
2019

03-08-2019 - 04-19-2019

The Foundry Art Centre is excited to present Figurative Works II, a multimedia international juried exhibition, to the community this February 22, 2019. Alex Folla, an Italian born and residing artist who exhibits his figurative paintings internationally, curated this exhibition. The show will include 49 artworks by 29 artists from thirteen states. Craftsmanship and personality shine through this collection of works depicting the human form.

Going Solo Award Winner from 2017 exhibition Tell Me a Story, Voytek, will be exhibiting a collection of his detailed, surreal paintings entitled Real Unreality. This exhibition will reside in Gallery III. His artist statement reads, “Just when you think it isn’t possible... the impossible happens”. In the Ameristar Gallery, a photographer who has traveled all the way from Puerto Rico will display her exhibition of unique portraits entitled Island Beauty. In Zuania Muñiz-Meléndez’s artwork, “The human body juxtaposed with colourful flowers is a celebration of our humanity and the joy of life”.

All exhibitions will open February 22, 2019, with a Gallery Talk in the Main Gallery at 5:30 pm. The Opening Reception will be from 6-8pm. Schlafly Brewery will be providing complimentary beer for the evening to be served with wine and snacks. The community is invited to attend the Opening Reception and meet the exhibiting Artists. The exhibition is free and open to the public at the Foundry Art Centre. Figurative Works II, Real Unreality, and Island Beauty will be on show February 22, 2019 - April 5, 2019.

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

http://www.foundryartcentre.org/figurative-works-ii/

08
Mar
2019

03-08-2019 - 04-19-2019

Opening of "Island Beauty" a fine art photography exhibit from a Puerto Rican artist: Zuania Muñiz-Meléndez.

Come and experience the pleasure of contemplating the intimate dialogue between nature and human beings through her photographs. 

Opening date: February 22nd 

Artist talk: 5:30pm. Come and meet the artist!

Opening hr: 6:00pm

Location: Ameristar Gallery at the Foundry Art Center.

For more information, contact Zuania Muniz-Melendez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://www.foundryartcentre.org/emerging-artists-series/

08
Mar
2019

03-08-2019 - 04-05-2019

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

09
Mar
2019

03-09-2019 - 04-11-2019 1:00 am

St. Charles Community College will host “Urban,” a multimedia invitation art exhibit featuring eight professional artists from the St. Louis region who use the theme of the urban landscape in their artwork. Participating artists include John DenHouter, Amber Ellison, Ken Konchel, William Lobdell, Don McKenna, JB Nearsy, Bryan Robertson and Justin Tolentino. 

The exhibit will run from Monday, Feb. 4, through Saturday, March 9 in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building gallery. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

A free reception is open to the public and will take place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6.

For more information contact Brian D. Smith at 636-922-8575 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.

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

https://www.stchas.edu/about-scc/map

09
Mar
2019

03-09-2019 - 04-25-2019

The Bonsack Gallery opens Art Marks from Minnesota and Montana to the Confluence: Watershed Cairns by Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan with a reception on Friday, February 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 

Artists Reuter and Rowan have collaborated since 2011 on a project they call Watershed Cairns — large-scale color photographs of glass sculptures placed in watersheds throughout the Mississippi-Missouri river basin. Reuter, a sculptor and installation artist, creates reliquary-inspired glass “cairns” constructed from household or antique glass; each piece is made in response to a specific site. Because the cairns are too delicate to keep in place, Rowan photographs them to record their presence in the landscape. The artists display most photographs on watershedcairns.com, along with a short description and GPS coordinates, so viewers may visit the sites themselves and note changes in the landscape and the rivers over time. The work also appears in galleries and museums, with many cairns displayed with their corresponding photograph. 

So far, Reuter and Rowan have traveled to more than 300 locations in the Missouri-Mississippi basin. Their project aims to “mark the watersheds metaphorically as fragile, beautiful, and deeply connected to everyday life,” and to spark community discussions around water. The artists’ current series focuses on Mississippi River basin’s water wealth: the river provides drinking water for 50 million people and irrigates 90 percent of the United States’ agricultural exports. 

The exhibit runs through April 10. The Bonsack Gallery is a not-for-profit educational gallery on the campus of John Burroughs School. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Donya Allison (Fine Arts) at 314/993-4045, ext. 229, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For information about the event, contact Stefene Russell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://www.jburroughs.org

09
Mar
2019

03-09-2019 - 05-26-2019

The traditional landscape painting often contains a horizon line, recognizable landforms, and an idealized representation of Nature. Looking deeper, the historic use of the landscape mirrors the inner-state of that society's relationship to the political, religious, economic, and natural world around it. "Layered Place" invites viewers to reevaluate their definition of landscape, and consider the multiple "layers" of the multi-faceted modern landscape. This group exhibit delves into humanity's tumultuous relationship with Nature, visual metaphors for Place, social and cultural identity, family heritage, and way-finding. 

The exhibition includes work by St. Louis-based artists Jenna Bauer, Meghan Grubb, Song Park, Mandy Pedigo, Allana Ross, John Sarra, and Jon Young, and is curated by Charis Norell.

The exhibition will be up FEBRUARY 9 - APRIL 30

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..

https://www.intersectstl.org/gallery/

09
Mar
2019

03-09-2019 - 07-28-2019 5:00 pm

Are you ready for the next step in becoming a changemaker in your own community? Would you like to learn how to apply permaculture to your own life and your community? 

Permaculture examines the interconnectedness of living systems on earth and how we can observe and interact with these systems in ways that increase the health and well being of all life on earth.

Crystal Stevens of Grow Create Inspire presents a 72-hour Permaculture Design Course. The course will run one weekend per month for 6 months. 

The cost is $950

Scholarships are available.

The course will cover:

Introduction to Permaculture

Permaculture Ethics and Principles

The Local Ecosystem, Design, The Home System, zones, and sector analysis, Water, Soil Science, Soil Building, and Soil Health, ecosystems, Food Forests and Cultivated Ecologies, Gardening and regenerative agriculture,

Land access, land grants, and community gardens. and more.

Each participant will create a Permaculture Design Project.

Attendance of all weekends is required for the certificate.

To register: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.growcreateinspire.com

09
Mar
2019

03-09-2019

Folk School jams are a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. Musicians of all skill levels come together to play and enjoy music under the guidance of a Folk School instructor. Jams are free and open to the public. Participants take turns leading songs and choosing tunes. These informal gatherings are a great way to get back to the basics and simply enjoy playing. Join in!

Folk School Jams are made possible by 

09
Mar
2019

03-09-2019 - 05-05-2019

Showcasing photographers who use 19th and early 20th century processes to comment on contemporary issues and subjects, the exhibit highlights how these antique methods of artistic expression can still have powerful validity in today's world. Despite, or perhaps because of, the readiness, ease and ubiquity of photography in the 21st century, there has been a movement of photographic artists who have turned to early processes like the tintype, ambrotype and daguerreotype to delineate their subjects, imbuing their work with a beauty and material quality not found in the photos made with social media and instant filters. The exhibition will include work by David Emitt Adams, Binh Danh, Jill Enfield, Mark Katzman, Annie Lopez, Barbara McDonnell, Eric Omori, Keliy Anderson Staley and Will Wilson.

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

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php

09
Mar
2019

03-09-2019 - 05-05-2019
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

Born in 1901, Wallace Herndon Smith was a traditional painter who absorbed the visual language of artists like Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse and Edward Hopper. In the late 1930s, his work gained attention from important American artists like Hopper, Walt Kuhn and Peggy Bacon. He traveled extensively to Europe, Mexico and America's East Coast, and had a summer residence and studio in Harbor Springs, Michigan, subjects of which are found in several works in the exhibit. His works have been exhibited widely including in New York at the Museum of Modern Art and in Philadelphia, St. Louis and many other cities.

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

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php

09
Mar
2019

03-09-2019 - 05-05-2019
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

Liminal Spaces is a collection of architectural sculptures by husband-and-wife team Evan and Stacey Smith. Offering immersive and meditative experiences, the sculptures either directly or indirectly mimic artistic and religious spaces. Carefully constructed and lit with programmable LED lighting, the works draw the viewer into the imaginary environments they create.

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

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php

09
Mar
2019

03-09-2019 - 05-05-2019
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

This exhibit showcases the talents of students from Wentzville School District High Schools who, in their curriculum, study the expression of identity. Humanity shares a common characteristic–the desire to be recognized by others. One common way we gain recognition is through the individual pursuit of originality. The works in the exhibition aim to convey a sense of how we identify, justly or not, one another's individuality based on the experiences of living in a diverse society.

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

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php

09
Mar
2019

03-09-2019 - 04-20-2019

The Foundry Art Centre is excited to present Figurative Works II, a multimedia international juried exhibition, to the community this February 22, 2019. Alex Folla, an Italian born and residing artist who exhibits his figurative paintings internationally, curated this exhibition. The show will include 49 artworks by 29 artists from thirteen states. Craftsmanship and personality shine through this collection of works depicting the human form.

Going Solo Award Winner from 2017 exhibition Tell Me a Story, Voytek, will be exhibiting a collection of his detailed, surreal paintings entitled Real Unreality. This exhibition will reside in Gallery III. His artist statement reads, “Just when you think it isn’t possible... the impossible happens”. In the Ameristar Gallery, a photographer who has traveled all the way from Puerto Rico will display her exhibition of unique portraits entitled Island Beauty. In Zuania Muñiz-Meléndez’s artwork, “The human body juxtaposed with colourful flowers is a celebration of our humanity and the joy of life”.

All exhibitions will open February 22, 2019, with a Gallery Talk in the Main Gallery at 5:30 pm. The Opening Reception will be from 6-8pm. Schlafly Brewery will be providing complimentary beer for the evening to be served with wine and snacks. The community is invited to attend the Opening Reception and meet the exhibiting Artists. The exhibition is free and open to the public at the Foundry Art Centre. Figurative Works II, Real Unreality, and Island Beauty will be on show February 22, 2019 - April 5, 2019.

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

http://www.foundryartcentre.org/figurative-works-ii/

09
Mar
2019

03-09-2019 - 04-20-2019

Opening of "Island Beauty" a fine art photography exhibit from a Puerto Rican artist: Zuania Muñiz-Meléndez.

Come and experience the pleasure of contemplating the intimate dialogue between nature and human beings through her photographs. 

Opening date: February 22nd 

Artist talk: 5:30pm. Come and meet the artist!

Opening hr: 6:00pm

Location: Ameristar Gallery at the Foundry Art Center.

For more information, contact Zuania Muniz-Melendez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://www.foundryartcentre.org/emerging-artists-series/

09
Mar
2019

03-09-2019 - 04-06-2019

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

10
Mar
2019

03-10-2019 - 04-25-2019 11:00 pm

The Bonsack Gallery opens Art Marks from Minnesota and Montana to the Confluence: Watershed Cairns by Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan with a reception on Friday, February 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 

Artists Reuter and Rowan have collaborated since 2011 on a project they call Watershed Cairns — large-scale color photographs of glass sculptures placed in watersheds throughout the Mississippi-Missouri river basin. Reuter, a sculptor and installation artist, creates reliquary-inspired glass “cairns” constructed from household or antique glass; each piece is made in response to a specific site. Because the cairns are too delicate to keep in place, Rowan photographs them to record their presence in the landscape. The artists display most photographs on watershedcairns.com, along with a short description and GPS coordinates, so viewers may visit the sites themselves and note changes in the landscape and the rivers over time. The work also appears in galleries and museums, with many cairns displayed with their corresponding photograph. 

So far, Reuter and Rowan have traveled to more than 300 locations in the Missouri-Mississippi basin. Their project aims to “mark the watersheds metaphorically as fragile, beautiful, and deeply connected to everyday life,” and to spark community discussions around water. The artists’ current series focuses on Mississippi River basin’s water wealth: the river provides drinking water for 50 million people and irrigates 90 percent of the United States’ agricultural exports. 

The exhibit runs through April 10. The Bonsack Gallery is a not-for-profit educational gallery on the campus of John Burroughs School. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Donya Allison (Fine Arts) at 314/993-4045, ext. 229, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For information about the event, contact Stefene Russell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://www.jburroughs.org

10
Mar
2019

03-10-2019 - 05-26-2019 11:00 pm

The traditional landscape painting often contains a horizon line, recognizable landforms, and an idealized representation of Nature. Looking deeper, the historic use of the landscape mirrors the inner-state of that society's relationship to the political, religious, economic, and natural world around it. "Layered Place" invites viewers to reevaluate their definition of landscape, and consider the multiple "layers" of the multi-faceted modern landscape. This group exhibit delves into humanity's tumultuous relationship with Nature, visual metaphors for Place, social and cultural identity, family heritage, and way-finding. 

The exhibition includes work by St. Louis-based artists Jenna Bauer, Meghan Grubb, Song Park, Mandy Pedigo, Allana Ross, John Sarra, and Jon Young, and is curated by Charis Norell.

The exhibition will be up FEBRUARY 9 - APRIL 30

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..

https://www.intersectstl.org/gallery/

10
Mar
2019

03-10-2019 - 07-29-2019 4:00 pm

Are you ready for the next step in becoming a changemaker in your own community? Would you like to learn how to apply permaculture to your own life and your community? 

Permaculture examines the interconnectedness of living systems on earth and how we can observe and interact with these systems in ways that increase the health and well being of all life on earth.

Crystal Stevens of Grow Create Inspire presents a 72-hour Permaculture Design Course. The course will run one weekend per month for 6 months. 

The cost is $950

Scholarships are available.

The course will cover:

Introduction to Permaculture

Permaculture Ethics and Principles

The Local Ecosystem, Design, The Home System, zones, and sector analysis, Water, Soil Science, Soil Building, and Soil Health, ecosystems, Food Forests and Cultivated Ecologies, Gardening and regenerative agriculture,

Land access, land grants, and community gardens. and more.

Each participant will create a Permaculture Design Project.

Attendance of all weekends is required for the certificate.

To register: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.growcreateinspire.com

10
Mar
2019

03-10-2019 - 05-05-2019 11:00 pm

Showcasing photographers who use 19th and early 20th century processes to comment on contemporary issues and subjects, the exhibit highlights how these antique methods of artistic expression can still have powerful validity in today's world. Despite, or perhaps because of, the readiness, ease and ubiquity of photography in the 21st century, there has been a movement of photographic artists who have turned to early processes like the tintype, ambrotype and daguerreotype to delineate their subjects, imbuing their work with a beauty and material quality not found in the photos made with social media and instant filters. The exhibition will include work by David Emitt Adams, Binh Danh, Jill Enfield, Mark Katzman, Annie Lopez, Barbara McDonnell, Eric Omori, Keliy Anderson Staley and Will Wilson.

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

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php

10
Mar
2019

03-10-2019 - 05-05-2019 11:00 pm
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

Born in 1901, Wallace Herndon Smith was a traditional painter who absorbed the visual language of artists like Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse and Edward Hopper. In the late 1930s, his work gained attention from important American artists like Hopper, Walt Kuhn and Peggy Bacon. He traveled extensively to Europe, Mexico and America's East Coast, and had a summer residence and studio in Harbor Springs, Michigan, subjects of which are found in several works in the exhibit. His works have been exhibited widely including in New York at the Museum of Modern Art and in Philadelphia, St. Louis and many other cities.

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

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php