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Art Happenings in St. Louis

Arts and Literary Festival at the Foundry
ST. CHARLES, MO, (SLFP.com), August 11, 2017 - The City of St. Charles has generously donated the use of the neighborhood trolley and a very special guest, Daniel Tiger, for the Arts and Literary Festival, Saturday, August 26, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Foundry Art Centre, 520 N Main Center.

The free event will feature regional authors, poets & artists; live music; gallery exhibitions; free books & giveaways.

Tickets for the Daniel Tiger Trolley Experience are free but limited to 3 tickets per family. Children must be between the ages of 2 and 5. For ticket availability, visit the Foundry Art Centre between July 22 and August 25 to register you and your kids for this awesome ride around the neighborhood. For more information, call 636-255-0270.


20th Century American Ceramics at Bonsack Gallery Exhibit
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), August 11, 2017 - "20th Century American Ceramics," featuring pieces donated to John Burroughs School's Permanent Collection of Fine Art by the Matthew and Jane Newman Family in honor of Andrew R. Newman '87, will be on display in the Bonsack Gallery from Tuesday, August 22, through Tuesday, October 10. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, August 25.

The 19 pieces in the show represent a paradigm shift in the aesthetics of ceramics. "The 20th century was a pivotal time for the ceramic arts," according to ceramist Michael Gesiakowski, who teaches at John Burroughs School.

"Starting early with the Arts & Craft movement, artists freed themselves from the classical constraints of form and function," said Gesiakowski. "They started experimenting with production methods, firing techniques, and non-traditional forms. By the middle of the century, individual expression was driving artist's works and ceramists embraced the vessel as object. The artists in this collection are an example of those who moved ceramics toward the realm of fine art. While these works are still rooted in the ideas of craft, they are imbued with meaning beyond pure function."

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, call 314-993-4045.


Tony Tasset, Deer, 2015
Tony Tasset, Deer, 2015 Fiberglass, steel, paint 12 x 20 x 8 feet. Photo by Tim Johnson; courtesy of Kavi Gupta and the artist
Laumeier Acquires Tony Tasset's "Deer," 2015, in Honor of 40th Anniversary
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), July 30, 2017 - Laumeier Sculpture Park has announced the acquisition and upcoming installation of a new sculpture by artist Tony Tasset, whose Eye, 2007, is already one of the most iconic sculptures in the Park.

Tasset's Deer, 2015, is a larger-than-life, 12-foot-tall sculpture of a white-tailed doe made of painted, steel-reinforced fiberglass.

The major acquisition honors and celebrates the nonprofit organization's 40th Anniversary year. The sculpture will be accessioned into Laumeier's Permanent Collection and installed in the Way Field in August 2017.

Tony Tasset is arguably one of the most inventive sculptors working in the United States today. Since the mid-1990s, he has created increasingly ambitious sculptures; his cunning work explores how we collectively dwell in the landscape. Deer celebrates the unique environment created when art frames nature. The artwork's size suggests how nature is out of balance in today's urban and suburban spaces, and how humans impact the species around us. The surreal juxtaposition of the super-sized deer emerging from the woods dramatizes the relationship of what it means to be human, the identity of sculpture and their respective places in nature.

"As one of the first and largest dedicated sculpture parks in the country, Laumeier Sculpture Park has set many of the standards for public practice that combine curated public art with the interpretation and stewardship of a traditional indoor museum," said Dana Turkovic, Associate Curator at Laumeier Sculpture Park. "Tasset's Deer has the potential to become a new icon of the cultural landscape of the Park, serving as both a welcoming hostess and photo opportunity for Laumeier's 300,000 annual visitors."


'The Counties en Plein Air - Billyo O'Donnell'
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), July 30, 2017 - The St. Louis Artists' Guild is presenting the entire collection of 115 original oil paintings by Billyo O'Donnell for the Painting Missouri exhibition, through September 2, 2017.

The Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air book features historical descriptions and regional stories by author Karen Glines. Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air is an extraordinarily rich collection of scenes and seasons along the highways and byways of the Show-Me State. Since 2008, O'Donnell and Glines have traveled across the state to complete a project that would be timelessly beautiful and reflect their love for the state of Missouri.

Gallery Talk and Presentation: August 30 at 7 pm with Billyo O'Donnell at St. Louis Artists' Guild, located at 12 North Jackson Avenue, Clayton, MO. Call 314-727-6266 for more information or visit PaintingMissouri.com


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The Sheldon Hosts Vita Eruhimovitz: Un/Virtual
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - Sheldon Art Galleries is presenting Vita Eruhimovitz: Un/Virtual, through September 23, 2017, in the Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists. Eruhimovitz uses a combination of augmented reality and video projection to explore the phenomenon of smart phone and tablet-mediated vision and our relationship to the landscape.

The exhibition is a chapter in Vita Eruhimovitz's (pronounced Ye-roo-he-mo-vich) exploration of the relationship between "Homo Technicus" (Technical Man) and environment. In her current body of work, the artist examines the merging of physical space and virtual space by focusing her attention on the mobile device as the mediator and the gateway between the two.

In the exhibit, Eruhimovitz combines augmented reality (AR) accessed by touch-screen tablets in the gallery or by personal smart phones via an app, and video projections on the gallery walls. Both the AR and the video projections deal with technology-mediated vision of one's surrounding. Free of traditional "art objects," the gallery hosts wall-based images that trigger the AR, video projections, wall drawings, and a set of everyday items manipulated to divorce them from their physicality and turn them into "virtual-physical objects."

The Sheldon is located at 3648 Washington Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63108 in Grand Entertainment District. For more information, call 314-533-9900.


'The Hats of Stephen Jones' at Saint Louis Art Museum
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - he Saint Louis Art Museum is presenting The Hats of Stephen Jones, a special installation of eight hats designed by one of the world's best known contemporary milliners. The hats will be installed as gallery interventions throughout the museum through September 4.

A British artist, Jones came to prominence in the 1980s with avant-garde designs that also engaged closely with artistic tradition.

Jones' hats have been worn by some of the world's biggest stars and fashion icons from Lady Gaga to Princess Diana. In 2009, the Victoria and Albert Museum highlighted his designs in the exhibition Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones.

In St. Louis, Jones-designed hats will be interspersed throughout the galleries to dialogue with specific works in the permanent collection. The installation will complement Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade, the first exhibition to examine the height of the Paris hat trade, as reflected in the work of the Impressionists.

The Hats of Stephen Jones is co-curated by Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art, and Zoe Perkins, textile conservator.



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