art http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 Visually Appealing: Climb A Water Tower Or Learn Salsa http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/visually-appealing-climb-water-tower-or-learn-salsa <p>Some of the art in St. Louis is available all day every day but may not be open to explore, This Friday night, however, by the light of a full moon, you can climb the 198 steps to the top of the Compton Hill Water Tower.</p><p>This is the youngest (built in 1898) of the city’s <a href="http://www.stlwater.com/watertowers.php" target="_blank">three historic and distinctive standpipe water towers</a>.&nbsp;The others are the Corinthian column (1871) at 20<sup>th</sup> Street and Grand Avenue and the Bissell Water Tower (1885) at Bissell Street and Blair Avenue.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 02:58:04 +0000 Donna Korando 36914 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Visually Appealing: Climb A Water Tower Or Learn Salsa Art&Air Fair Returns To Webster Groves http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/artair-fair-returns-webster-groves <p></p><p></p><p>The Art&amp;Air Fair is back on the grounds of Eden Theological Seminary for an 11<sup>th</sup> year this weekend. Opening tonight and running through Sunday, June 8, the fair is hosting 115 artists from across the country. The artists are entered in a juried competition for best in show and other award categories. Local musicians and restaurants will also be featured to complete the festival atmosphere.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:59:00 +0000 Camille Phillips 36798 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Art&Air Fair Returns To Webster Groves Locals Snap Up Opportunity To Display Themselves In PHD Gallery’s ‘Selfie STL’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/locals-snap-opportunity-display-themselves-phd-gallery-s-selfie-stl <p><em>Updated following "Cityscape"</em></p><p>A couple of months ago, PHD Gallery owner Philip Hitchcock hesitated before pressing “Send” for his mass email soliciting selfies for an art exhibit.</p><p>“What if I do this big launch and the returns come back low?” Hitchcock said. “I was really, really nervous about it.”</p><p>But once he got a handful of “yes” responses, he figured he could use them as leverage.</p><p>“I could say, for instance, to Philip Slein, ‘Hey, Duane and Bruno are doing it, and Leslie&nbsp;Laskey and Roseann Weiss,'" Hitchcock said. "And it started to get legs.”</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:32:00 +0000 Nancy Fowler 36677 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Locals Snap Up Opportunity To Display Themselves In PHD Gallery’s ‘Selfie STL’ Visually Appealing: Art & Air, Peat Eyez, Dogs, First Friday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/visually-appealing-art-air-peat-eyez-dogs-first-friday <p>The first weekend in June always has a star on my calendar: <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/21589/lafayette_square_house_tour_memories" target="_blank">Lafayette Square House Tour</a>. But many others have noted the better-than-average chance for good weather that prompted <a href="http://lafayettesquare.org/">the neighborhood</a> to select that date. Add the tradition of galleries being open in the evening on the first Friday of the month and no one has an excuse to stay indoors (barring storms, that is).</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:11:54 +0000 Donna Korando 36724 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Visually Appealing: Art & Air, Peat Eyez, Dogs, First Friday Linda Dubinsky Skrainka: An Artist Of Reflection And Reality http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/linda-dubinsky-skrainka-artist-reflection-and-reality <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Linda </span>Skrainka<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, whose brush strokes reflect everyday life and transform the banalities into large, exquisite tributes to architectural stasis, nature and ordinary moments in time, died yesterday morning.</span></p><p>Her oil paintings are imbued with minute details that human eyes often fail to register, making them a treasure of rediscovery. They are also, often, literal reflections as Mrs. Skrainka painted shadows and mirrored surfaces to create pictures within pictures.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:12:37 +0000 Gloria S. Ross 36674 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Linda Dubinsky Skrainka: An Artist Of Reflection And Reality