It sounds like one of those nightmare group projects from high school -- nine people working on a single art installation. But on closer inspection, the Screwed Again collaboration is pretty amazing, with inspiring results no less. See Keegan Hamilton's post for photos and videos of the process, then check out the final mural at the Regional Arts Commission's opening reception tonight. That and lots more great art openings featured below.
13 Plagues: Multi-media art show meets masquerade party, with live performances from Beats Antique, Sinfinis and Brown Bottle Fever, plus dancer Ami Amore, Molly Mayhem and Peter Dynamic. Costumes highly recommended but not mandatory. Fri., Aug. 13, 7 p.m., $15-$20. Koken Art Factory, 2500 Ohio Ave., St. Louis, 314-776-7600, www.kokenartfactory.com.
Colin Michael Shaw: Urban Eats artist-in-residence Colin Michael Shaw presents the latest work made during his three month tenure. Opening reception from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, August 15. Aug. 15-31, free admission. Urban Eats Cafe & Bakery, 3301 Meramec St., St. Louis, 314-558-7580, www.urbaneatscafe.com.
An Evening of Artistry, Beyond Inspiration Art: Solo exhibition by Micah T. Shelton. Sat., Aug. 14, 7-10 p.m., free, www.beyondIA.intuitwebsites.com. University City City Hall, 6801 Delmar Blvd., University City.
Form 2010: An exhibition of contemporary furniture, functional objects and architectural design by independent designers. Fri., Aug. 13, 7-10 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $25-$30 Friday, $7-$10 Saturday, www.formdesignshow.com. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Pl., St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.
Screwed Again: Group art show features a massive wall-to-wall-to-ceiling mural created jointly by Christopher Burch, Daniel Burnett, Stan Chisholm, Daniel Jefferson, Chris Mosby, Chirs Sabatino, Jason Spencer, Justin Tolentino and Bryan Walsh. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 13. Aug. 13-Oct. 3, free. Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-863-5811, www.art-stl.com.
Thinning: Rotating exhibition of work made over the past 24 years by Atrium artists. Opening "Summer Sangria Reception" from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 13. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 4, free admission. Atrium Gallery, 4728 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-367-1076, www.atriumgallery.net.
Viewpoints: Group show of work by Jerie Artz, David M. Cornell, Arvilla Friar, Kathy Gomric and Suzanne Lowry. Opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 14. Starting Aug. 14, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 5, free. Framations, 218 N. Main St., St. Charles, 636-724-8313.
Editor's note: If you don't see your show listed, please leave the information in the comments (and drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can list it in the online calendar). All art openings are free unless noted. For a full list of all ongoing art shows in the St. Louis area, please click here.
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