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Habitat Bunker
"Hygienic Bunker," Brigham Dimick, 2017, charcoal/photos/oil, 22 x 4.25 inches, Image courtesy Bonsack Gallery
Bonsack Gallery to Feature Brigham Dimick Exhibit
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), November 5, 2017 - The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature "Habitat," an exhibit of mixed media work by Brigham Dimick, from Friday, November 10, 2017, through Wednesday, January 3, 2018. A free Opening Reception will be held, Friday, November 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Dimick, a professor at St. Louis University Edwardsville (SIUE), worked every weekday at the St. Louis Zoo while on sabbatical leave during the spring semester of 2016. He focused on habitats of animals that are endangered or severely threatened, bringing to light a bizarre mix of common and cross purposes at the zoo - zookeepers who undertake the serious work of species preservation and visitors who come to the zoo for entertainment.

Dimick earned his bachelor's degree in painting from Temple University and his master's degree in painting from the School of Fine Arts at Indiana University. He has received Individual Artist Fellowships from the states of Georgia and Pennsylvania and a professional development grant from Illinois, as well as many generous grants through SIUE. His drawings are in the corporate collections of Morgan Stanley and Fish & Richardson, in the Dishman Art Museum, and in the collections of Emporia State and St. Ambrose University.

The Bonsack Gallery is a not-for-profit educational gallery on the campus of John Burroughs School, 755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO, 63124. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public. For more information, contact Donya Allison (Fine Arts) at 314/993-4045, ext. 229, dallison@jburroughs.org.


Artist Ronald Vivod
"Daydream," Photodigital Drawing, 23"x29" by Ronald Vivod, Collinsville, IL
Art St. Louis Presents the 33rd Annual "Exhibition"
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), October 24, 2017 - Art lovers are invited to join Art Saint Louis as it celebrates the opening of the Fall 2017 exhibit, "Art St. Louis XXXIII, The Exhibition," presented at Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, MO.

The exhibit is on view November 11 - December 21, 2017 and opens with a free reception open to all on Saturday, November 11 from 6-8 p.m. At 7 p.m., the Juror will give a brief gallery talk & Awards announcements will follow.

"Art St. Louis XXXIII, The Exhibition" is the 33rd annual juried visual art exhibition featuring artworks in all media, subjects, styles, themes, and techniques. For the exhibit, over 436 artworks in all media were submitted by 108 St. Louis regional artists for consideration by Juror Dan Anderson, from which he selected 54 artworks by 52 artists from Missouri and Illinois for the final exhibition.

This 33rd annual exhibit includes artworks in a variety of media, including collage, drawing, fiber, glass, handmade paper, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.


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The Solar System Series by The Firecracker Press Displayed at St. Louis Lambert International Airport
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), October 22, 2017 - The solar system is full of mysteries, and artist Eric Woods, owner and founder of The Firecracker Press, let his creativity soar into space with the creation of The Solar System Series, now on display at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The exhibition will be on display near A Gates entrance/exit at Terminal 1 through next year.

This intricate, multi-paneled work is letterpress printed on paper, from hand-carved woodcuts and other recycled materials like cardboard and vinyl siding. Each panel was printed individually over the course of several months, then pieced together and mounted on wood. Together, the panels form a colorful and show-stopping image that is already getting lots of attention from travelers. Hidden in the piece are all sorts of "Easter eggs" for the viewer to find, such a Starship Enterprise and a lost satellite, among others.

The Solar System Series exhibition is part of the Lambert Art & Culture Program's temporary exhibition program. The program is supported by the Regional Arts Commission.

The Lambert Art & Culture Program is led by the seven-member Airport Art Advisory Committee. Current members are Lisa Cakmak, Associate Curator of Ancient Art at Saint Louis Art Museum; Ellen Gale, Executive Director Clayton Chamber of Commerce; Shelley Hagan, Wells Fargo Curator Corporate Art; Leslie Markle, Curator of Public Art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum; Kiku Obata, Founding Principal of Kiku Obata & Co.; Roseann Weiss, Director of Community and Public Arts for the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission; and Carlos Zamora, Creative Director at Express Scripts.

The mission of the Lambert Art and Culture Program is to create a visually outstanding impression of St. Louis Lambert International Airport, generate community pride, and ensure that art at STL continues to complement and build upon the airport's rich visual legacy. The program aims to highlight the St. Louis region's unique art and culture, while also showcasing national and international works, focusing on both visual and performing arts.


Chesterfield Art Exhibit at City Hall Focuses on "The Immigrant Experience: Faces & Places"
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), October 12, 2017 - The City of Chesterfield is hosting an Art Exhibit at City Hall, located at 690 Chesterfield Parkway West, through December 30, 2017.

The exhibit will be on display in the City Hall lobby, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (excluding holidays). This Art Exhibit is a collaboration between the Chesterfield Parks, Recreation & Arts Department that features two components, "The Missouri Immigrant Experience: Faces & Places," from the Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates and the "Liberta: Sculpture Series" from Fine Art Ltd.

"The Missouri Immigrant Experience: Faces & Places," includes both historic and contemporary photographs of immigrant communities with a focus on the contributions of Germans. The exhibit is meant to juxtapose past and present immigrants in the hopes that visitors will see the ways in which past generations of newcomers have contributed to society, and encourage the understanding that if they are not buried under the weight of nativism, current and future generations will do the same.

The "Liberta" Commemorative Bas-Relief Series captures the immigrant experience through 16 of the most distinguished sculptors in America to create a limited edition series depicting the 14 major ethnic groups that entered the United States through Ellis Island. The series consists of individual reliefs, which are offered in both bronze and paper-cast versions. The complete bronze Liberty Commemorative Bas-Relief series will be placed on permanent display on Ellis Island.

Chesterfield Parks, Recreation & Arts will also host an Artist Reception on Wednesday, November 8 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the multi-purpose room at City Hall. The reception will offer an intimate setting for art enthusiasts to meet the artists and an opportunity to discuss the inspiration behind their and to discuss the exhibit in depth. To RSVP, please contact arts@chesterfield.mo.us


Laumeier Presents "Yvonne Osei: Tailored Landscapes" for 2017 Kranzberg Exhibition Series
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), October 12, - Laumeier Sculpture Park will present Yvonne Osei: Tailored Landscapes for the 2017 Kranzberg Exhibition Series, November 4, 2017 - March 4, 2018, in the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center Whitaker Foundation Gallery.

A free Opening Reception will take place Saturday, November 4, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The exhibition is curated by Dana Turkovic; the series is supported by Nancy and Ken Kranzberg.

Conceptual artist Yvonne Osei creates a large-scale photo installation to occupy the breadth and width of the indoor gallery, constructing an environment where textiles create landscape

Inspired by both the cultural and physical landscapes of the Park, Osei weaves design motifs from her home country of Ghana into her photographic and videographic documentation of the Park to create new and unique patterns for Laumeier. Using her textural understanding of fashion design to mold and manipulate an adhesive fabric, Osei creates an environment that uses the architecture of the gallery as figure and form. With Tailored Landscapes, Osei continues her inquiry utilizing the import of textiles as a medium to celebrate diversity in culture and in nature.

"Tailored Landscapes contextualizes textiles as physical and metaphorical landscapes," said Osei. "Throughout the past year, I have photographed various sites within the Park to capture visitors' interactions and use of the space. For this exhibition, I use the photographs to create a collection of vibrantly patterned, textile designs that bear a strong resemblance to traditional West African fabrics commonly worn in my home country of Ghana."

Laumeier Sculpture Park is free and open daily from 8:00 a.m. - 30 minutes past sunset. The Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



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