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Friday, December 17, 2010

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

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

This weekend, check two items off your bucket list when you make your own paperweight and rub elbows with Santa during Friday's Blow-Ho-Ho event at Third Degree Glass Factory. All that, and fire spinners too? That's what we call a holiday party. Find details on this and other events in the list below.

An animal in a suit from Sam Washburn's Animals in Suits. - SAM WASHBURN
  • Sam Washburn
  • An animal in a suit from Sam Washburn's Animals in Suits.

Animals in Suits: Every day for a year Sam Washburn illustrated an animal, usually wearing a suit. The fruits of his labors now hang in Star Clipper's gallery in easy-to-purchase format. A reception and signing event takes place starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 18. Through Dec. 31, Free. Star Clipper, 6392 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-725-9110,

Blow-Ho-Ho: Santa Claus stops by, tapas-style dining, work with instructors to make paperweight, holiday tile keepsake or glass beads ($20-$30 for glass activities), music by Bunnygrunt and fiery performances by Fire Technicians Performance Troupe -- all this and a cash bar, too. Fri., Dec. 17, 6-10 p.m., free admission. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527,

Solipsismal: Painting show by the juniors of Washington University's school of design and art. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 18. Dec. 18-Jan. 14, free. ArtDimensions Gallery and Studios, 2720 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-330-8869,

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