Jul 08 Friday
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis will present “A Sound, a Signal, the Circus,” a major new commissioned project by California-based artist and filmmaker Nicole Miller. Known for her evocative videos and multimedia installations, Miller frequently addresses themes such as race, translation and the politics of representation.
See how local St. Louis artists express their visions, symbols or expressions of freedom while regarding respect for others. The show will run from June 10 thru July 8 at the Soulard Art Gallery. Artist submissions are due by 6pm on May 229. Visit the Soulard Art Gallery website for hours and additional information.
The Soulard Art Gallery is a co-op art gallery located in historic Soulard. With artwork by 13 resident artists, we offer a diverse collection of works, including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. We also host a group exhibition in our main gallery every month for artists to submit their work for display.
Join us for the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association Annual Meeting at the Library on the Campus of the University of Missouri--St. Louis (or via Zoom), including reports by President William R. Piper, Executive Director John N. Hoover, and Board Recognitions. Featuring a talk by John N. Hoover and Julie Dunn-Morton:"Out of Failure, Eventual Triumph: The Career of Painter and Author James Otto Lewis"--A Review of Recent Acquisitions from the William Reese AuctionThis event is free, but registration is required as seating is limited. Light summer refreshments will be served. Ample free parking in the West Drive Garage.Register by email: MercantileLibrary@umsl.eduor call 314-516-7248. Please indicate if you plan to attend in person or virtually.
Join us for the Opening Reception for Abstracted, An Exploration of Geometry, Line and Flow. The exhibit features resin paintings by Zac Farmer and Julie Gittemeier, resin vessels by Julie Gittemeier, and acrylic paintings by Mark Koritz and Annette Silkwood. Come meet and mingle with the artists!The artwork will be on display and available for sale July 6 – August 27, 2022.
Jul 09 Saturday
On August 28, 2021, the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park will open St. Louis Sound, a new 6,000 square feet special exhibit that explores the history of popular music in St. Louis from the dawn of recorded sound in the late 1800s to the turn of the 21st century.
Nearly 200 artifacts will be on display from national stars, local legends, and important venues.
Artifacts on display are from the Missouri Historical Society Collections as well as over 100 objects on loan to the Missouri History Museum from individuals and other institutions.
Artifacts on display include:
The St. Louis tinfoil, recorded by Thomas Edison in 1878, the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the earliest known recording of a musical performance. In March 2021, the Library of Congress announced the “St. Louis tinfoil” is one of 25 “audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time” that will be inducted into their National Recording Registry.
Costumes from Treemonisha, ragtime legend Scott Joplin’s ill-fated opera
A dress and original theatre artifact of entertainer, French resistance agent, and civil rights activist Josephine Baker
Dress worn by Tina Turner on the Tonight Show
Artifacts from the Club Imperial, which hosted Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm and televised dance shows.
Guitars belonging to Chuck Berry, Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, Albert King, and Mel Bay (who has taught millions to play the guitar)
Trumpets of Miles Davis and Clark Terry
Stage clothing of legendary artists like Little Milton, Luther Ingram, and the 5th Dimension
The piano of Henry Townsend, the St. Louis Blues Legend whose recordings span nine consecutive decades
Outfits from gospel stars David Peaston and Willie Mae Ford Smith
Fontella Bass’s gold record and Grammy nomination for “Rescue Me”
Artifacts from Mississippi Nights, including the stage floor that was played on by everyone from Kenny G to Nirvana
Stage clothing of The Welders, St. Louis’s 1970s all-female punk band
Artifacts from Bob Heil, who built sound systems for The Who and invented the Talkbox
A drum that symbolizes the racial divide in St. Louis’s 1920s jazz scene
Pieces from Gaslight Square, St. Louis’s nightlife center of the 1960s
In addition to incredible artifacts, St. Louis Sound will feature interactive maps of St. Louis musical hotspots, listenable song selections for every artist covered, archival film footage, and a trivia game for visitors to test their music history knowledge.
The Missouri History Museum will offer a wide range of exhibit-related programming throughout the duration of the exhibit, including the St. Louis Sound: LIVE series of free, live performances relating to the many artists featured in the exhibit.
St. Louis just can’t stay quiet. No matter the genre, style, or musical moment, this city has a huge story to tell.
St. Louis Sound is open at the Missouri History Museum from August 28, 2021, through January 22, 2023. Admission is free.
Green Door Art Gallery proudly presents Abstracted, An Exploration of Geometry, Line and Flow. The exhibit features resin paintings by Zac Farmer and Julie Gittemeier, resin vessels by Julie Gittemeier, and acrylic paintings by Mark Koritz and Annette Silkwood. The artwork will be on display and available for sale July 6 – August 27, 2022. Join us for the opening reception on Friday July 8, 2022 5:00 -8:00 pm.
Green Door Art Gallery’s 35 resident artists will also be exhibiting and selling artwork including fused glass, mosaics, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, collage, mixed media, wood, pottery, textile art, jewelry and more. Green Door Art Gallery is located at 21 N. Gore in Old Webster Groves. Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. www.greendoorartgallery.com (314) 202-4071
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis will present the first solo exhibition in the Midwest by Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist Chitra Ganesh. In her multidisciplinary practice, Ganesh draws on Buddhist and Hindu iconography, science fiction, queer theory, comics, Surrealism, Bollywood posters and video games, combining them with her own imagery to present speculative visions of society in the past, present and future.
THE ART OF TATTOOING: An Introduction to the History of Tattooing and its Evolution as a Fine Art Form
Saturday, July 9 | 6:00 – 10:00 pm | Must be 18 to attendAdmission: $10 per person | $ 5 Cedarhurst membersFood Concessions & Cash Bar – featured cocktailPresented by: Guy Aitchison | Tattoo Artist & Educator
▶ 6:00 - 7:00 pm | Michele Wortman exhibit | Shrode Art CenterView tattoo artist Michele Wortman’s oil paintings | Cash Bar▶ 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Guy Aitchison Presentation | Performance HallView Guy Aitchison's oil paintings on display▶ 8:00 -10:00 pm – Mix & Mingle
Enjoy the ‘live gallery’ of tattooed individuals. Several of Guy and Michele’s ‘art collectors’ will be present. We encourage everyone to show-off their tattoos.Have an opportunity to view and purchase a variety of the books they have published, as well as prints of their artwork and merchandise.DIY- temporary tattoo station with metallic, glitter and realistic looking temp. tattoos for free
GUY AITCHISON• tattoo artist since 1988• educator in tattoo field since 1992• involved in countless events, publications and exhibitions• featured artist in ‘Tattoo’ an art exhibit at the Field Museum, Chicago• appeared in various TV productions including Tattoo Wars, LA ink and Best Ink• known for his abstract “Biomechanical” style which he has helped popularize• gave Rob Zombie his first tattoo in 1989 when he was 21
PROGRAM SPONSOR: Toni Smith