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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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COCA, SLAM And Kodner
9:58 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Visually Appealing: Climb A Water Tower Or Learn Salsa

Compton Hill Water Tower
Credit Wikipedia

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.

This is the youngest (built in 1898) of the city’s three historic and distinctive standpipe water towers. The others are the Corinthian column (1871) at 20th Street and Grand Avenue and the Bissell Water Tower (1885) at Bissell Street and Blair Avenue.

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Cityscape
4:59 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Art&Air Fair Returns To Webster Groves

The Art&Air Fair is back on the grounds of Eden Theological Seminary for an 11th 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.

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PHD Gallery
4:32 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Locals Snap Up Opportunity To Display Themselves In PHD Gallery’s ‘Selfie STL’

Fashion designer Michael Drummond
Courtesy PHD Gallery

Updated following "Cityscape"

A couple of months ago, PHD Gallery owner Philip Hitchcock hesitated before pressing “Send” for his mass email soliciting selfies for an art exhibit.

“What if I do this big launch and the returns come back low?” Hitchcock said. “I was really, really nervous about it.”

But once he got a handful of “yes” responses, he figured he could use them as leverage.

“I could say, for instance, to Philip Slein, ‘Hey, Duane and Bruno are doing it, and Leslie Laskey and Roseann Weiss,'" Hitchcock said. "And it started to get legs.”

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First Friday
10:11 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Visually Appealing: Art & Air, Peat Eyez, Dogs, First Friday

Credit Provided by SLUMA

The first weekend in June always has a star on my calendar: Lafayette Square House Tour. But many others have noted the better-than-average chance for good weather that prompted the neighborhood 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).

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