Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, July 9 - 11, 2010

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Recession got you down? For some artists, such as those exhibiting at the Bruno David Gallery, tough economic times prove inspirational. This weekend you can check out what a down economy looks like, artistically speaking, and take a gander at contemporary Native American artwork and more. Get all the details from our listings below.

Paul McCartney and Bigfoot: The Legends, from Drawgasmic. - Todd Fischer
Todd Fischer
Paul McCartney and Bigfoot: The Legends, from Drawgasmic.
Blink: A multimedia contemporary art exhibition featuring the works of regional artists capturing or depicting brief moments in time, as in "blink of an eye." An opening reception will be held Saturday, July 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Starting July 10, Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 26, Free. Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave. #150, St. Louis, 314-241-4810,

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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, July 11. July 11-31, free. Urban Eats Cafe & Bakery, 3301 Meramec St., St. Louis, 314-558-7580,

Contemporary Indian Art Show: Juried art show features work by more than 30 Native Americans. Preview party from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 9, costs $15 and includes food and drink; call 618-344-7316 for reservations. July 9-11. Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, 30 Ramey St. & Collinsville Rd., Belleville, 618-346-5160,

Drawgasmic: Combination art show/book-launch party features the work of 1,000 artists, along with a craft shanty town, live art by the ArtDimensions crew, DJs and bands. Sat., July 10, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., free, 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-9900,

Fresh 2010: Student Photography Show: Juried photography show features work by full-time students and an accompanying book of their work available during the show ($45). Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 9. July 9-26, free. Studio Altius, 3518 Greenwood Blvd., Maplewood, 314-769-9769,

Greg Matchick: Matchick uses water as inspiration for his photographs. A reception will be held Friday, July 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Starting July 11, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 29, Free. Gateway Gallery, 7921 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, 314-503-3880.

Recession Rejuvenations: A group exhibition by the gallery artists displaying the resilience of the creative impulse in the face of economic adversity. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 28, Free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030,

Stylus: A Project by Ann Hamilton: Installation art structured around live acoustic elements was designed specifically for the Pulitzer; participatory workshops occur throughout the project. Opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 9. First Wednesday, Saturday of every month. Continues through Jan. 22. Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, 3716 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-754-1850,

Terrell Carter New Prints: Carter's ink monoprints explore the human form and the Biblical creation story through the use of abstract shapes and contrasting colors. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Continues through July 30, Free. St. Louis Community College-Forest Park-Gallery of Art, 5600 Oakland Ave. (Library Bldg), St. Louis, 314-644-9231,

Editor's note: If you don't see your show listed, please leave the information in the comments (and drop a note to [email protected] 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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