Friday, October 15, 2010

Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, October 15 - 17, 2010

Posted By on Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Cosmopolitan, from Blindness Isn't Black. - DAVID KONTRA
  • David Kontra
  • Cosmopolitan, from Blindness Isn't Black.
In Atmospheric Weight, David Hanlon and Ken Wood explore the sometimes overwhelming and chaotic nature of a modern world. See Hanlon's architectural photographs and Wood's paintings on display at the St. Louis Community College's Meramec Gallery through November 5. Find further details on this show and more in the list below.

Katherine Rhodes Fields: Scratch and Sniff: Images appropriated from the stag magazines of the '70s set against backgrounds that trigger both innuendo and your sense of smell. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, October 15. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 13, free admission. Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, 314-348-4587,

Blindness Isn't Black: A VSA Missouri Exhibition: Art by artists living with various disablities, including blindness and mental illness. Opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 15. Oct. 15-Nov. 28, free. Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-863-5811,

American Indian Photography Contest: Photographs by Native Americans. Free opening reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 16. Sat., Oct. 16, free. Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, 30 Ramey St. & Collinsville Rd., Belleville, 618-346-5160,

Apple and the Tree: Father-daughter art show features ceramic leaves by Catherine Honse and stained glass by Dave Dunn. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 13, free. Gateway Gallery, 7921 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314-503-3880.

ARTEAST Studio & Exhibits Tour:  Over 120 artists will be on location at 42 unique sites spanning Madison County, IL for the 13th year of this event. Enjoy original art, live demonstrations, and meet the artists. Begin the tour at any of the participating sites; maps showing the locations will be available at the Jacoby Arts Center website and all participating venues. Sat., Oct. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Free. Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton, 618-462-5222,

Atmospheric Weight: David Hanlon and Ken Wood: An opening reception will be held Friday, October 15, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 5, Free. St. Louis Community College-Meramec-Meramec Gallery, 11333 Big Bend Rd., Kirkwood, 314-984-7632,

A Common Thread: Life/Work Balance for the Visual Artist: Benefiting Doris Marie O'Kain and the Doris Marie O'Kain Educational Scholarship Fund. An opening reception will be held October 15 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 8, Free. Gya, 2700 Locust Ave., St. Louis.

Pele Prints Grand Re-Opening Party:  Food, art and printing fun at the newly expanded Pele Prints. Fri., Oct. 15, 6-10 p.m., free. Pele Prints, 9400 Watson Rd., Crestwood, 314-750-7799,

Third Friday: Birthday Blowout Bash: Celebrating eight years with a party of blowout proportions. A temporary outdoor glory hole provides a unique workspace for glass artists. See glass games, obstacle courses, pumpkins on fire and more. At 8 p.m. Salt of the Earth revs up the action with folk rock and roots music. Fri., Oct. 15, 6-10 p.m., Free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527,

Visual Perceptions: Photography by James Kyle. Through Oct. 17, free. Soulard Art Market, 2028 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-258-4299,

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