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Chess and BBQ
9:26 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Arts Rundown: Queen Is Leaving; New Art Coming In

Pam Hogg, Black dress with collar
Credit Courtesy of Pam Hogg

Let’s start with the assumption that this weekend will actually be the start of spring. It does not matter what the calendar says, that really was frost a few days ago.

And perhaps you have extra family around because of Easter or Passover. Here a couple of ideas to get everyone out of the house.

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7th Grade Poetry Foundation
10:48 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

STL Croquet Art May Be A Gateway For Seventh-Grade Poets Nationwide

"Croquet Anyone," 1988, Lonnie Busch
Aaron Williams

When St. Louis attorney recruiter Aaron Williams became interested in croquet 30 years ago, it was about partying, not poetry. Getting some friends together to play croquet in Forest Park was just “something to do.”

“It was an opportunity for everyone to wear white and bring a bottle of champagne,” Williams quipped.

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Sculpture City
12:01 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

What Is Public Art? Conference Puts St. Louis Sculptures In the Spotlight

Eye, by Tony Tasset, is one of the sculptures conferees can see. The 2007 piece at Laumeier Sculpture Park is made of fiberglass, resin, oil paint and steel and is 452 inches in circumference.
Credit Laumeier Sculpture Park

Updated  Thursday, April 10 to include material from St. Louis on the Air.

As home to works such as Eero Saarinen’s “Gateway Arch” and Richard Serra’s “Twain” and to places such as Laumeier Sculpture Park and Citygarden, St. Louis has established itself as a formidable player in the public sculpture arena. This reputation is likely to be bolstered by the Monument/Anti-Monument Conference here from April 10-12. It is part of the Sculpture City St. Louis 2014 initiative.  

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Slein & 14th Street
9:56 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Arts Rundown: International Flare Provided by Wole Soyinka, Won Ju Lim And More

Wole Soyinka
Credit Wikipedia

An international flare can be found in St. Louis this week.

The Black Rep is presenting “The Trials of Brother Jero” as its last offering of the season. The show will run April 9-27 at the Emerson Performance Center at Harris-Stowe State University. For details and information go to the website www.theblackrep.org/.

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Visual Arts
10:21 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Arts Rundown: 'Intergalactic,' First Friday And More

Mical Trejo, Shana Merlin, Christopher Lee Gibson, Buzz Moran, Graham Reynolds -- Artwork by Tim Doyle
Credit Provided by the production

Ah, first Friday and galleries are open. There are lots of things to see, including Carmon Colangelo and others at Bruno David, Maurice Meredith at Portfolio, Gail Cassilly at the Bonsack and the formal opening of the Shearburn Gallery. The Vaughn Center is hosting the Faces Project, which showcases portraits of child victims of gun violence.

Hap Phillips and Nita Turnage’s work can be seen at SOHA Studio and Gallery; and the Creative Exchange Lab is putting up a show that examines the redevelopment of Old North St. Louis.

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Gallery And More
10:54 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

New Luminary Takes Shape On Cherokee Street

James and Brea McAnally in the work in progress at the new Luminary Center for the Arts.
Credit Nora Ibrahim | St. Louis Public Radio Intern

In the heart of Cherokee Street, 2701 to be exact, The Luminary's new building is rapidly transforming.

The art gallery, incubator and performance venue (formerly the Luminary Center for the Arts) is moving from Reber Place into a 17,000 square-foot space that takes three different properties and melds the historic with the modern.

In only two weeks, a stage, office spaces and wall frames were erected. Over the next two weeks, the construction crew will install drywall and paint. And while its new location undergoes swift changes, The Luminary itself is rebranding.

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Big Data
4:52 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

What Pictures Do St. Louis Data Paint? We're About To Find Out

Jer Thorp
Credit Stephanie Zimmerman | St. Louis Public Radio Intern | File photo

In 2009, Jer Thorp noticed that quite a few people were tweeting the words “Good Morning.”

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Variety
8:59 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Arts Rundown: Shinohara Kazuo at Kemper

Shinohara Kazuo, Interior, Repeating Crevice, Ota Ward, Tokyo, 1969-71. Photo by Taki Koji, c. 1971.
Credit Courtesy of Tokyo Institute of Technology

The Kemper Art Museum is hosting the very interesting “On the Thresholds of Space-Making: Shinohara Kazuo and His Legacy.” The exhibit, which runs through April 20, includes photos, original drawings and sketches. It is the first U.S. museum exhibit on an architect who helped reinvent architecture in Japan.

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Wadsworth Jarrell
9:43 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Arts Rundown: African-American Art At SLUMA, New Exhibits

Jazz Player II. Acrylic on canvas. 1990. Artist: Wadsworth A. Jarrell
Credit Provided by SLUMA

Art historian and curator Adrienne Childs will lead a discussion on the details and history of the artwork in “Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, at the Missouri History Museum. She will also talk about the artwork at 11 a.m. March 25 at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. The exhibit runs through May 18. Included in the exhibit are more than 60 works from such artists as Romare Bearden, Thelma Johnson Streat and Wadsworth Jarrell.

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Union Station
5:15 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Mural Mystery Solved, But Fabled Clock Still Missing From St. Louis' Union Station

Mural panels come out for the first time in decades.
Stephanie Zimmerman | St. Louis Public Radio intern

Beginning in 1942 and for around three decades – no one seems to know for sure – a massive mural depicting a flurry of commercial activity along the St. Louis riverfront peered down upon the ticket counter at Union Station.

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