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Art Happenings in St. Louis

Fanfare of Quilts Quilt Show
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), January 21, 2018 - An exhibit of over 350+ quilts will be on display, March 17 - 18, at Greensfelder Rec Center at Queeny Park, located at 550 Weidman Rd., Ballwin, MO.

The event includes special exhibits, vendors, antique bed turning, demonstrations, and quilt raffle. Quilts cover a broad range of styles, including traditional, art, and modern. The show includes a special exhibit by internationally acclaimed quilt artist Suzanne Marshall.

Another exhibit titled Landscapes of Grief (Art Quilts by Karen Tye) will also be featured. A charity ticket raffle will be held to benefit Missouri Veterans Endeavor. Concessions will be available. Cost is $7, good for both days.

Call 636-751-6440 for more information.


Open Theme Annual 2018 Exhibit at Webster Arts Center
Amarillo Sky, acrylic, by Lindsay Higa, St. Louis, MO
"Open Theme Annual 2018" Exhibit at Webster Arts
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), January 18, 2018 - Webster Arts Open Theme Annual 2018 opens next week. Join us for the free opening reception, Thursday, January 18, 6-8 pm, at Webster Arts Center.

Juror Edna Patterson-Petty, has selected 45 works from 38 artists representing 16 states and Mexico to be exhibited. The selection was made from the 407 submitted by 145 artists.

Edna J. Patterson-Petty works in a variey of media, but she is nationally recognized for her art quilts and the stories they convey. She holds a BFA in Art & Design and MFA in Art Therapy. Her art quilt "Road to Redemption," was specially created to commemorate Barack Obama's presidency and was displayed in Washington during his inauguration. Ms. Patterson-Petty's work has been exhibited in venues ranging from the St. Louis Art Museum to Antioch College in Los Angeles. One of her pieces was on display for three years at the American Embassy in Pakistan, and she has an art quilt on permanent display in Senegal, West Africa.

Come enjoy our opening reception, free and open to the public. Webster Arts Center is located in Schultz Hall on the Eden Campus, immediately west of the field at Bompart & Lockwood in Webster Groves. Follow the signs!

Webster Arts is growing regional non-profit arts center that hosts national juried exhibitions in it's 2000 square-foot gallery, a nationally ranked juried art fair, art outreach for recent refugees, a plein air competition, an autumn music series, and other community events.

The exhibit will be on view through February 28, 2018. For more information, call 314-918-2671 or send email to: j.vogel@webster-arts.org


Artwork by Beth Anglin
Artwork by Beth Anglin, is featured in the "Symbolic" exhibit at Art Saint Louis, January 13 - February 14, 2018.
Art Saint Louis Winter 2018 Exhibit "Symbolic"
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), December 31, 2017 - Art Saint Louis will open the winter 2018 exhibit, "Symbolic," at its gallery located at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, MO.

The exhibit will be on view January 13-February 14, 2018 and opens with a free reception open to all on Saturday, January 13 from 5-7 p.m.

"Symbolic" is a multi-media visual art exhibition featuring 54 artworks that depict, incorporate or are otherwise inspired by symbols; where symbolism itself is the subject matter and/or an expressive means to address other subjects.

For this juried exhibit, over 200 artworks were submitted by 83 St. Louis regional artists for consideration by Jurors Cheri Hoffman and Fr. Terrence E. Dempsey, S.J., from which they selected 54 artworks by 49 artists from Missouri and Illinois for the final exhibition. This exhibit includes artworks in a variety of media, including collage, drawing, fiber, glass, handmade paper, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.


Ernest Trova Artwork at St. Louis Lambert International Airport
Image of "All Shapes and Sizes: Ernest Trova's Legacy at Laumeier Sculpture Park", courtesy of Laumeier
Unseen Works by Renowned Local Sculptor on Public View
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), December 12, 2017 - An impressive collection of "hidden gems" from Laumeier Sculpture Park are now on display at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in the exhibition titled "All Shapes and Sizes: Ernest Trova's Legacy at Laumeier Sculpture Park."

This careful selection of 35 maquettes and a series of silkscreen prints spanning 15 years, drawn from Laumeier's extensive and mostly unseen Ernest Trova collection, are being showcased in Terminal 1's Lambert Gallery now through May 14, 2018.

"This exhibition presents the first iteration of a collection of largely unseen artworks that represent Trova's creative process for sculptures that are still on view at Laumeier and throughout the region," said Dana Turkovic, Laumeier Sculpture Park Curator. "Laumeier is pleased to present these miniature sculptures to the community of tourists that use St. Louis Lambert International Airport as a portal to St. Louis's many cultural gems, and to introduce our visitors to an important local artist and his influence on public art throughout the city."

The creative process by which Trova approached his stainless-steel and bronze artworks is in concert with his creative philosophy. This particular collection highlights Trova's tendency to initiate a formal concept in two dimensions before expanding into the third and the fourth. The maquettes are selected from his Gox, Abstract Variation, Poets and Falling Man series, as well as a series of small, experimental metal works in abstract compositions.

All Shapes and Sizes was commissioned by the Lambert Art & Culture Program with support from the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission.


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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.



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