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Community Supported Art
1:45 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Nine STL Artists Picked For New Program That Could Make You A Collector

Work from four of the artists in the first CSA group, clockwise from left, Ray Nadine, Caroline Philippone, Matthew Paul Isaacson, Brandon Daniels
Credit Images courtesy of CSA

An organization called Community Supported Art Saint Louis has named nine local artists to launch its new program.

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.

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Financial Woes
4:55 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Chesterfield Arts To Cease Operations In August

The Awakening was created by sculptor Seward Johnson. The sculpture was donated to Chesterfield Arts as part of its public collection. (via Flicker/Jennifer Morrow)

In August, Chesterfield Arts will stop day-to-day operations because of a shortage in funds.

The non-profit organization works to promote art education and public art in West St. Louis County.

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.

Chesterfield Arts Board President Mary Brown said  they were unable to find a new permanent home.

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Cityscape
4:31 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Why Are Young St. Louisans Embracing Modern Art?

The modernism exhibit at the Kodner Art Gallery
Credit Kodner Art Gallery

Modern art and furniture is getting its due (again) as collectors return to the styles made popular in the early 1900s through about 1970.

“Young collectors have become very eclectic,” said Stephanie Stokes, manager at the Kodner Gallery. “People appreciate vintage.”

The “Modernism: Art + Design” exhibit at Kodner Gallery in Ladue features modern paintings, drawings, sculptures and furniture. Stokes described the modern movement as artists’ reactions to a changing world.

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Obituary
10:40 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Ralph Lowenbaum: He Led A Life Without Headlines But With Artistic Consequence

Ralph Lowenbaum
Credit Provided by the family

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.

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.

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Contemporary Art Museum
5:01 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

No Charge To Visit Contemporary Art Museum Through Next Summer — Or Longer

A recent show at the Contemporary Art Museum
Credit Contemporary Art Museum

The Contemporary Art Museum in Grand Center has joined the ranks of St. Louis’ free cultural institutions, at least through next summer.

CAM has charged no admission fee since early May, thanks to a donation by the local Gateway Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting art and urban design. Now Gateway has increased its funding to cover the five-dollar cost through August 2015.

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Felines of Film
10:00 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Visually Appealing: STL’s Contemporary Art Museum Wants Your Cat Videos

Grumpy Cat
Provided by CAM

Felines are fickle subjects when it comes to video (and almost everything else).

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?

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Sculpture
9:13 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

STL Art Game-Changers: Brett Williams' Sound Ideas

Brett Williams
Credit Stephanie Zimmerman | St. Louis Public Radio intern

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 St. Louis artist Brett Williams to the sound sculptures he creates today.

While at the School of The Art Institute in Chicago, Williams launched what he calls the Brett Commercials, a video series that includes “Brett Lives Alone,” featuring his bathroom snacking against a whistling-clanking soundtrack.

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Faulkner Center
8:12 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Louis Daniel ‘L.D.’ Brodsky: He Would Not Let A Day Go By Without Writing A Poem

Louis Brodsky
Credit Provided by the family

Louis Daniel Brodsky, a stunningly prolific writer who composed nearly 12,000 poems, including more than 350 on the Holocaust, has died.

When Mr. Brodsky decided to become serious about his poetry, he committed himself to writing a poem every day of his life.

“He worked at being a poet,” said Eugene Redmond, professor emeritus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and poet laureate of East St. Louis. “Lou went to work like a physician, like a person who worked in a coal mine, like a janitor, like a math teacher. It was amazing.”

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Kevin Snipes, Fringe, Chamber Festivals
10:41 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Visually Appealing: First You Get Funded, RAC Fellowship Application Opens

Phooey, 2014, porcelain, glazes, underglazes, oxide wash, 15 x 7 x 7 inches
Credit Courtesy of Duane Reed Gallery

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.

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fort gondo
10:00 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

STL Art Game-Changers: Fort Gondo’s Cherokee Street Crusaders

Jessica Baran and Galen Gondolfi
Stephanie Zimmerman | St. Louis Public Radio

Making art transforms artists. It can also revolutionize the world around them. St.

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