art http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nine STL Artists Picked For New Program That Could Make You A Collector http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nine-stl-artists-picked-new-program-could-make-you-collector <p>An organization called <a href="http://www.csastl.org/">Community Supported Art Saint Louis</a> has named nine local artists to launch its new program.</p><p>The concept is as simple as a paint-by-the-numbers project: Fifty CSA “shares” are up for grabs at $300 apiece. Each share-buyer receives nine original works — one from each artist — at three “pick-up” events this September, October and November. Every artist walks away with $1,000 and wider exposure.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:45:45 +0000 Nancy Fowler 38290 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nine STL Artists Picked For New Program That Could Make You A Collector Chesterfield Arts To Cease Operations In August http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chesterfield-arts-cease-operations-august <p></p><p>In August, Chesterfield Arts will stop day-to-day operations because of a shortage in funds.</p><p>The non-profit organization works to promote art education and public art in West St. Louis County.</p><p>This year the nonprofit faced declining revenue. In addition, they were forced to move. The organization was notified in the fall of 2013 that they would have to relocate by June of this year.</p><p>Chesterfield Arts Board President Mary Brown said&nbsp; they were unable to find a new permanent home.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:55:16 +0000 Emanuele Berry 38241 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chesterfield Arts To Cease Operations In August Why Are Young St. Louisans Embracing Modern Art? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-are-young-st-louisans-embracing-modern-art <p>Modern art and furniture is getting its due (again) as collectors return to the styles made popular in the early 1900s through about 1970.</p><p>“Young collectors have become very eclectic,” said Stephanie Stokes, manager at the Kodner Gallery. “People appreciate vintage.”</p><p></p><p>The “Modernism: Art + Design” exhibit at <a href="http://kodnergallery.com/" target="_blank">Kodner Gallery</a> in Ladue features modern paintings, drawings, sculptures and furniture. Stokes described the modern movement as artists’ reactions to a changing world.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:31:16 +0000 Erica Smith 38125 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Are Young St. Louisans Embracing Modern Art? Ralph Lowenbaum: He Led A Life Without Headlines But With Artistic Consequence http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ralph-lowenbaum-he-led-life-without-headlines-artistic-consequence <p>Ralph Lowenbaum didn’t get a news obituary either in the morning paper or here at St. Louis Public Radio. News editors, rightly, ask “What did he or she do?” and they’re not easily swayed by exaggerations or social or professional associations. The bar is high, and those who don’t clear it don’t make it.</p><p>By traditional measurements, reinforced by general perceptions of Mr. Lowenbaum’s 89½ years, the answer to “what did he do” would be “not much.” Turns out, that was wrong.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:40:12 +0000 Robert W. Duffy 38111 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ralph Lowenbaum: He Led A Life Without Headlines But With Artistic Consequence No Charge To Visit Contemporary Art Museum Through Next Summer — Or Longer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-charge-visit-contemporary-art-museum-through-next-summer-or-longer <p>The <a href="http://camstl.org">Contemporary Art Museum in Grand Center</a> has joined the ranks of St. Louis’ free cultural institutions, at least through next summer.</p><p></p><p></p><p>CAM has charged no admission fee since early May, thanks to a donation by the local <a href="http://www.gateway-foundation.org/">Gateway Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting art and urban design. </a>Now Gateway has increased its funding to cover the five-dollar cost through August 2015.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:01:18 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37952 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org No Charge To Visit Contemporary Art Museum Through Next Summer — Or Longer Visually Appealing: STL’s Contemporary Art Museum Wants Your Cat Videos http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/visually-appealing-stl-s-contemporary-art-museum-wants-your-cat-videos <p>Felines are fickle subjects when it comes to video (and almost everything else).</p><p>The reclusive stars that rule my home scoff at commands to do something cute for the camera. Plus, their 23-hour-a-day sleep schedule leaves only a small window for any possible action shots of bathing, eating or chasing the elusive red dot. What would Frank Capra do?</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 03:00:46 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37676 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Visually Appealing: STL’s Contemporary Art Museum Wants Your Cat Videos STL Art Game-Changers: Brett Williams' Sound Ideas http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-art-game-changers-brett-williams-sound-ideas <p>What kind of music goes with a video of sitting on the toilet naked while eating peanut butter out of a jar? That question — back in the late 1990s — ultimately led <a href="http://www.brflux.com">St. Louis artist Brett Williams </a>to the sound sculptures he creates today.</p><p>While at the School of The Art Institute in Chicago, Williams launched what he calls <a href="http://www.brflux.com/projects.html">the Brett Commercials, a video series </a>that includes “Brett Lives Alone,” featuring his bathroom snacking against a whistling-clanking soundtrack.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:13:24 +0000 Nancy Fowler 36536 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org STL Art Game-Changers: Brett Williams' Sound Ideas Louis Daniel ‘L.D.’ Brodsky: He Would Not Let A Day Go By Without Writing A Poem http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/louis-daniel-ld-brodsky-he-would-not-let-day-go-without-writing-poem <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louis&nbsp;Daniel </span>Brodsky<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a stunningly prolific writer who composed nearly 12,000 poems, including more than 350 on the Holocaust, has died.</span></p><p>When Mr. Brodsky decided to become serious about his poetry, he committed himself to writing a poem every day of his life.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:12:01 +0000 Gloria S. Ross 37338 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Louis Daniel ‘L.D.’ Brodsky: He Would Not Let A Day Go By Without Writing A Poem Visually Appealing: First You Get Funded, RAC Fellowship Application Opens http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/visually-appealing-first-you-get-funded-rac-fellowship-application-opens <p>The very first thing that has to take place before a person can find a visually appealing show is for the artist to have the means to create.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:41:41 +0000 Donna Korando 37323 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Visually Appealing: First You Get Funded, RAC Fellowship Application Opens STL Art Game-Changers: Fort Gondo’s Cherokee Street Crusaders http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-art-game-changers-fort-gondo-s-cherokee-street-crusaders <p><em>Making art transforms artists. It can also&nbsp;revolutionize the&nbsp;world around them.&nbsp;St. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 03:00:40 +0000 Nancy Fowler 36254 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org STL Art Game-Changers: Fort Gondo’s Cherokee Street Crusaders