The rabbit portrays many characters in literature from the trickster hare to the colonizing bunny but rabbits aren't often the focus of visual art. However, if you head over to the Philip Slein Gallery (1319 Washington Avenue; 314-621-4634 or www.philipsleingallery.com), you'll see that our long-eared friends and other animals are all over the walls, thanks to New York painter Catherine Howe's exhibit Live Animals. In this show, Howe's creatures possess a certain sweet innocence, and the works have a soft quality to them, just like many of the subjects themselves. Live Animals (along with Jeannie and Other Dreamies, Jamie Adams' show) remains up through Saturday, February 24; the gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Feb. 1. Continues through Feb. 24