Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, Apr. 1 - 3, 2011

This weekend, Concrete Ocean Art Gallery hosts a dual solo exhibition of Allen Kriesghauser's Plein air paintings and Amy VanDonsel's mixed media works. More details on this show -- and many more exhibits -- after the jump.

A piece from Kriegshauser's upcoming show at Concrete Ocean - Allen Kriegshauser
Allen Kriegshauser
A piece from Kriegshauser's upcoming show at Concrete Ocean

Allen Kriegshauser and Amy VanDonsel: Dual solo exhibitions of Plein air paintings (Kriegshauser) and mixed media paintings (VanDonsel). Closing reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 1. Mondays-Fridays. Continues through April 1, free. Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, 2257 Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 314-497-0199, concreteoceanart.com.

Grape Arts: Wine tastings with hors d'oeuvres, music, art and silent auction to benefit Art Saint Louis. Sun., April 3, 2-6 p.m., $50-$1,500. Windows Off Washington, 701 North 15th Street, St. Louis, 314-241-5555, www.wowbanquets.com.

Paints and Passion: Group show presented by the Art World Association. Opening reception from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Sat., April 2, free. Phoenix Pottery Studio & Gallery, 6514 Weber, Saint Louis, 314-544-9316.

Studies in Texture by George Malek: A Painterly Approach to Defining Textures Found Both in Nature and Made by Man: Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 8. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 30, free. Norton's Fine Art & Framing, 2025 S. Big Bend Blvd., Richmond Heights, 314-645-4040, www.nortonsfineart.com.

Third Annual Trivia Night at the St. Louis Artists' Guild: Guests are invited to view two floors of galleries that celebrate the works of local and regional artists. Trivia begins at 7 p.m. and will be hosted by Johnny Rabbitt. There will also be mulligans, a silent auction, snacks and beverages. Fri., April 1, 6-10 p.m., $20/person, $160/table of 8. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

University City Arts & Letters 2011 Sculpture Series: Official opening for the 2011 Sculpture Series, which features sculptures installed in parks and green spaces throughout University City. Opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3. Sun., April 3, free. Centennial Commons, 7210 Olive Blvd., University City.

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