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Friday, September 17, 2010

Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, September 17 - 19, 2010

Posted By on Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Image from Flowering Frost at MOBOT. - DAVID BOESCH
  • David Boesch
  • Image from Flowering Frost at MOBOT.
The artistic eye seeks beauty everywhere. David Boesch found it in the frost left on plants.

Now you, too, can see Boesch's discoveries via his photographic collection, Flowering Frost. The exhibit opens today at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Find details on his show and many more in the list below.
 
Western Expansion: Features work by a selection of artists inspired by the underground and street culture, including Shepard Fairey, Blek le Rat and Van Arno. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 30, free admission. Philip Slein Gallery, 1319 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314-621-4634, www.philipsleingallery.com.

Mimsy Hebron: Multi-media art show, with proceeds benefitting art programs for children. Sat., Sept. 18, 4-9 p.m., free admission. Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand Blvd. (Big Brothers Big Sisters Building), St. Louis.

David Boesch: Flowering Frost: Photographs of frost flowers, delicate frost structures that form on plants through a combination of cold air meeting warm soil. Sept. 17-Nov. 21, free with regular garden admission ($4-$8). Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, 314-577-9400, www.mobot.org.

Art in the Orchard: Group show. Fri., Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m., free. Old Orchard Art Gallery, 37 S. Old Orchard, Webster Groves.

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, September 19. Sept. 19-Oct. 17, free. Urban Eats Cafe & Bakery, 3301 Meramec St., St. Louis, 314-558-7580, www.urbaneatscafe.com.

Saint Louis Classics: Black-tie dinner with five courses prepared by top chefs, with wine sampling in the galleries. Fri., Sept. 17, 5-10 p.m., $125/person, call 314-853-6257 for tickets. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, www.stlouisartistsguild.org. 

Editor's note: 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.

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