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Friday, February 18, 2011

Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, Feb. 18 - 20, 2011

Posted By on Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 11:15 AM

St. Louis is home to a flourishing movement of creative print-makers. You can check out the latest from some of the city's finest in the field tonight at the opening for Print/Pull.

Attack of the Fifty-Foot Yard Ornament (the print), 1999, woodcut, 40 x 80", from Tom Huck: Brutal Truths. - COURTESY OF THE PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY
  • Courtesy of the Philip Slein Gallery
  • Attack of the Fifty-Foot Yard Ornament (the print), 1999, woodcut, 40 x 80", from Tom Huck: Brutal Truths.

More great art happenings follow...

Gina Alvarez and Jana Harper: Poems of Bobby Thiel: Alvarez and Harper used the titles of poems written by a child as jumping off points to create collaborative print works that incorporate color, photos and other elements. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 4, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Colors of Hope: Artwork from the Children's Art Village: Art created by children in the international Children's Art Village program. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 18. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through June 11, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Fort Slop: Inaugural coming-out show for the Pig Slop debutantes. Fri., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m., free. Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-772-3628, www.fortgondo.com.

Hawes Photography Open House: Meet the photographers of this non-traditional photography studio. Fri., Feb. 18, 5-8 p.m., free. Hawes Photography, 2307 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-932-1300, www.hawesphotography.com.

Just Left of Spring: Group show with no theme. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, February 19. Sat., Feb. 19, free, call 314-436-9374 for info. Syndicate, 915 Olive St. (4th floor gallery), St. Louis.

Larry Fink: Attraction and Desire -- 50 Years in Photography: Photographs from the many series created by Fink during his career, including works from The Beatniks, Social Graces, Boxing and The Democrats. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 18. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 21, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Max Lazarus: The Synagogue Murals: A series of gouache paintings of synagogue mural designs created by Max Lazarus between 1921 and 1931. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 18. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 7, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Max Lazarus: Trier/St. Louis/Denver: A Jewish Artist's Fate: Retrospective exhibit traces the life and artistic development of German-Jewish artist Max Lazarus through more than 50 paintings, lithographs and synagogue designs. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 18. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 7, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Print/Pull: Group show of printmakers features work by Vadim Gershman, Sleepy Kitty and Delicious Design League. Fri., Feb. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. SPACE Architecture + Design Studio, 4168 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, www.spacestl.com.

Reflections of A Creative Life: Hal Poth -- A Retrospective: Opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 18. Feb. 18-April 10, free. Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-863-5811, www.art-stl.com.

Sacred Moment: Jeane Vogel: Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, February 18. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through March 15, free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.

Sculptural Narratives: Jerry Cox: Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, February 18. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through March 15, free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.

Tom Huck: Brutal Truths: More than 45 of Tom Huck's large-scale woodcuts from several of his major series. Opening reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, February 18. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 17, free. Saint Louis University-Museum of Art, 3663 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, 314-977-3399, sluma.slu.edu.

Wildwood Press 1996-2009: Retrospective show for the artists of Wildwood Press. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 28, free. UM-St. Louis-Gallery 210, 1 University Dr. at Natural Bridge Rd. (East Dr, Bldg 44), Normandy, 314-516-5976, www.umsl.edu/~gallery.

Winter Always Turns to Spring: Group show inspired by the Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol 1 . Opening reception at 7 p.m. Friday, February 18. Feb. 18-March 18, free. Stein's Broadway, 7611 S. Broadway, St. Louis.

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