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Friday, March 19, 2010

Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings March 19 - 21, 2010

Posted By on Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 1:05 PM

If you don't see your show listed, please leave the information in the comments (and drop a note to calendar@riverfronttimes.com 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.

Seductive Myths of Lightness (Sightscapes of an Insomniac) I, 2009. Image courtesy: Vadehra Art Gallery - RAKHI PESWANI
  • Rakhi Peswani
  • Seductive Myths of Lightness (Sightscapes of an Insomniac) I, 2009. Image courtesy: Vadehra Art Gallery
18th Annual Grape Arts: Benefiting Art St. Louis, Grape Arts features four silent auctions, a mini live auction, formal and informal wine tastings. Sun., March 21, 2-6 p.m., $60-$1200, www.artstlouis.org. Windows Off Washington, 701 North 15th Street, St. Louis, 314-241-5555, www.wowbanquets.com.

Lots more art openings follow...

Bring Me a Lion: an Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art: Opens with a free public reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 19. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through April 17, free. Webster University-Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, 8342 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314-968-7171.

Colin Michael Shaw and Jeffery Sass: An artist's reception will be held March 19th from 7 to 11 p.m. Fri., March 19, 7-11 p.m., Free. Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, 2257 Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 314-497-0199, www.myspace.com/concreteoceanart.

Coordinates: Group exhibit of blown glass with weavings featuring work by Jessica Kopitske, Libby Leuchtman, Yetunde Ogunfidodo and Mark Salsibury. Opening reception form 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 19. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through April 13, free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.

Dogs Can't Vote...You Can: An art exhibit designed to raise awareness about Missouri's puppy mill industry. A preview benefit party will be held on March 19, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. Donations appreciated. Starting March 20, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 3, Free, www.maal.org. Framations, 218 N Main St., St. Charles, 636-724-8313.

Front Room: Leslie Hewitt: Presenting a new video installation. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 28. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-535-4660, www.contemporarystl.org.

Garden of Memories: Photographic and textile work by Luanne Rimel that is inspired by the plants in her garden. March 19-May 23, free with regular garden admission. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, 314-577-9400, www.mobot.org.

Inspired Art Project: Artworks inspired by the poetry of local elementary school students in the America SCORES Program, and a painting by Ibiyinka Alao. Sat., March 20, 6-9 p.m., $30-$35, www.inspiredstlouis.org. Belas Artes Multicultural Center & Art Gallery, 1854 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, 314-772-2787, www.belas-artes.net.


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