Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This Week

I am in a couple of shows starting this week, including an Art Saint Louis off-site solo show of my plein air paintings at St. Louis Development Corporation and the Feminine Perspective group show at the Black Door Gallery in Cape Girardeau, both opening Friday.

En Plein Air
solo show
Art Saint Louis curated exhibit
St. Louis Development Corporation
1015 Locust St. Ste. 1200
St. Louis, MO
July - August 2010
I am uncertain whether this show is open to the public or not but it is essentially a recreation of my recent show at Provisions.

Feminine Perspective
Black Door Gallery
124 S. Spanish St.
Cape Girardeau, MO
July 2010
Reception: Friday, July 3, 5 - 9 PM

Also, my Mass Produced Patriotism window installation has been replaced at Cranky Yellow Publishing. It will be up through July 4, so please stop by and check it out if you weren't able to do so before the Bizarre Bazaar.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Window Installation Update

It turns out that my Mass-Produced Patriotism window installation won't be on display at Cranky Yellow during the Bizarre Bazaar after all, due to a slight mix up about what would be installed when. However, please feel free to come by and visit me at the event anyway - I will still be vending artwork, among other things.

Friday, June 25, 2010

This Week

This week I will be very active in some events on Cherokee Street. There is an opening tonight at Cranky Yellow, as mentioned below, and although I'm not in the show it will provide an opportunity to see my Mass-Produced Patriotism window installation. I will also be participating in the Bizarre Bazaar flea market on Cherokee Street on Sunday.

Dimensions of Compatibility
Found Video Montage by Mike McCubbins
Music by Mike McCubbins and Dan Madrigal
Photography by Alan Palmer
Cranky Yellow Publishing
2847 Cherokee
St. Louis, MO
June - July 25, 2010
Reception: Friday June 25, 8pm-11pm

Cherokee Street Bizarre Bazaar & Flea Market

Hosted by Binge & Purge, Apop Records, Cranky Yellow & Miss Ohio Vintage.
Event includes the 2800 block of Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO.
Sunday, June 27, 10 AM - 7 PM
Live entertainment, treats, drinks and more.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Art of the Week: Mass Produced Patriotism

It's been awhile since I posted Art of the Week. Here's a picture of my new window installation at Cranky Yellow Publishing in anticipation of July 4.

The centerpiece of the installation is my Mass-Produced Patriotism piece, which can be better seen in the detail to the right. That artwork incorporates an array of USA flag-themed items, none of which were produced in this country, under the heading Made In China. (The letters of the heading were also not produced here.) These items act as a testament both to commercialism & propaganda and to the need to read labels to ensure that, as consumers, we are truly supporting that which we endorse through purchasing power. Before becoming part of this window installation, this piece was shown in Money Money Money at ARC Gallery in Chicago.

The installation also includes various red, white and blue items and clothing gathered from throughout Cranky Yellow for the window display. Hint, hint to all you Where's Waldo collectors out there - said items are for sale should you see anything you're interested in. And Cranky Yellow is also opening up the window space for installation proposals, in case anyone's interested - you can go there and talk to them during open hours if you have something in mind for consideration. Do keep in mind that storefront windows are hot and that such displays often become sun-bleached.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

This Week

I will be in a couple of shows opening this week, so please stop by and check them out.

How Does Your Garden Grow?
Northern Arts Council
27 S. Florissant Rd.
Ferguson, MO
June - July 2010
Reception: Friday, June 18, 6 - 9 PM
I will have a couple of small plein air paintings of garden urns in this exhibition.

Hot But Not Melted
The Syndicate Trust Building
915 Olive St. 4th & 5th floor galleries
St. Louis, MO
Reception: Saturday, June 19, 7 - 10 PM
June - July 2010
I will be showing several Point of View collages in this summer show organized by Paul and Connie LaFlam.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Life Blood Exhibit Pix

Here are some photos from last night. Unfortunately, I didn't remember to get any good group shots, but you can get a sense of the show itself. I must admit that it felt good having my name emblazoned on the wall.

If you didn't get a chance to come to the reception, please stop by and see the show sometime while it's up. The gallery is located in the same building as the library and is open Monday - Friday 10 - 4 and Saturday 10 - 3. The show runs through July 1.

Also, catalogs from the show are still available for purchase at $5 each. These can be purchased at the gallery or through me.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Congratulations Christine

Friend and fellow artist Christine Ilewski just got a wonderful review in the St. Louis Post Dispatch for her Faces project. Please feel free to check it out on their website and learn about this important project.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Life Blood Exhibit reception tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the big day!

The Life Blood Exhibit reception at Florissant-Valley Community College will run Thursday, June 10 from 6 - 8 PM. Please come, support the show, and join in the conversation and help break the taboo surrounding menstruation. Catalogs from the show are available for $5. The event is free and open to the public.

Life Blood Exhibit
invitational group show organized by Jennifer Weigel
STLCC-Florissant-Valley Art Gallery
3400 Pershall Rd., Florissant, MO
June 7 - July 1, 2010
reception: Thursday, June 10, 6 - 8 PM
Featuring works by:
Lisa Becker, Danielle Correll, Marsha Heck, Christine Ilewski, Aunia Kahn, Arlene Ligori, Barbara Merlotti, Janice Nesser, Pat Owoc, Roxanne Phillips, Evie Shucart & myself

I will also be participating in Masterpiece, a women's conference at Faith Church St. Louis this Friday and Saturday. Although I will be doing some still life painting and showing some of my smaller paintings from past plein air events, this is not a free event and costs admission so I'd recommend checking out my paintings later on elsewhere unless you're planning to go in and of the retreat itself.

women's conference
Faith Church St. Louis
3590 Rider Trail South
Earth City, MO
June 11 - 12, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

LampLight Studio

LampLight Studio had its grand opening today. Founded by multi-media artist Rob Miller and his wife Colleen, the ceramic arts center is housed in a re-purposed 1950s fire station in Overland, Missouri.

Upon visiting, I was immediately impressed with the scale and the attention to details. The old fire station is an incredible space in and of itself, and it is great to see it reappropriated for an art studio with its huge, open air space and double doors.

There is ample workspace in the ceramics studios (in what used to be the main bay of the fire station) with their high ceilings, and plenty of storage space for students and members alike. The space is very open to foster collaboration and communication and to encourage a sense of community.

A kiln-formed glass studio is situated in a side room with tables where artists can work on their own projects or work together. There are also other shared spaces, like a kitchenette, lounge & lunchroom, and a gallery space to showcase and sell artists' wares.

Membership is reasonably priced and a large variety of classes are offered for those who would like to learn more. So if you're looking to partner with a ceramics studio, I'd highly recommend checking LampLight Studio out.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Reminder - Life Blood Exhibit opening just one week away!

Life Blood Exhibit is gearing up for the grand opening at Florissant Valley Contemporary Art Gallery less than a week away on Thursday!

After the preview party at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, this will be the first showing of the exhibition in its entirety and catalogs from the show will be offered for a suggested donation of $5.

Please come, support the show, and join in the conversation and help break the taboo surrounding menstruation.

Life Blood Exhibit
invitational group show organized by Jennifer Weigel
STLCC-Florissant-Valley Art Gallery
3400 Pershall Rd., Florissant, MO
June 7 - July 1, 2010
reception: Thursday, June 10, 6 - 8 PM