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Friday, April 29, 2011

The Poetry of Objects Highlights This Weekend's Art Openings

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Jane Birdsall-Lander uses found objects in her art, creating wall sculptures inspired by pictographs and ideographs. Her newest installation, The Poetry of Objects, opens this Friday at Duane Reed Gallery. More details on this event -- and many more exhibits -- after the jump.

Ancestor, from Jane Birdsall-Lander: The Poetry of Objects, at Duane Reed Gallery. - JANE BIRDSALL-LANDER
  • Jane Birdsall-Lander
  • Ancestor, from Jane Birdsall-Lander: The Poetry of Objects, at Duane Reed Gallery.

absolute belief in/fundamental doubt of : Webster University's BFA show. Fri., April 29, 6-10 p.m., free. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-9900,

Brothers and Sisters, a Family of Artists: Jack and Margaret McGauley moved to St. Louis in 1952 and raised eight children in Richmond Heights. Many of those children became artists. Their combined works will be on display. April 29-May 7, Free. Old Orchard Art Gallery, 37 S. Old Orchard, Webster Groves.

Annual Student Art Exhibition: This juried exhibit features the best of the year's artwork in all media by Meramec students. Opening reception Friday, April 29 5:30-8 p.m. April 29-May 11, Free. St. Louis Community College-Meramec, 11333 Big Bend Rd., Kirkwood, 314-984-7500

Crafting-A-Future Exhibition: Select works by the students of Craft Alliance's arts mentoring program for 9th to 12th graders. Opening reception from 7 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 29. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 15, free. Craft Alliance, 6640 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-725-1177,

A Group of Similar Beings: Group photography show features work by Louis Kelly, Carol Shapiro, Barb Steps and Linda Yust. Opening reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 29. April 29-June 5, free. Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-863-5811,

Indie Craft Revolution: St. Louis Craft Mafia and Etsy team up to host a two-day celebration of DIY artisans. Sat., April 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., May 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission, St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266,

Jane Birdsall-Lander: The Poetry of Objects: Sculptor influenced by pictographs and ideographs uses found objects to build "primal alphabet forms." Opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 29. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through June 11, free. Duane Reed Gallery, 4729 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-4100,

Muddy Rivers Arts Spring Show and Sale: Fourteen St. Louis area artists will be on hand to show and discuss their functional and fanciful works, which include pottery, fused-glass, jewelry, metalwork and photography. Fri., April 29, 3-9 p.m.; Sat., April 30, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Free. Art Gallery of Hog Hollow, 14140 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, 314-469-6125.

Spring Artwalk:The Spring Artwalk is a three day event that features juried artists housed in doors at various businesses along historic Main Street in St. Charles. April 29-May 1, Free. Main Street in St. Charles, St. Charles, MO, St. Charles.

Studio Night Live: A free community open house featuring hands-on art activities for the whole family on April 29. Fri., April 29, 5-9 p.m., Free. Chesterfield Arts, 444 Chesterfield Ctr, Chesterfield, 636-519-1955,

Untold Stories: Photo-collages by Sandra Matthews: Closing reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13. Mondays-Fridays. Continues through May 13, free. Bonsack Gallery, 755 S. Price Rd. (in John Burroughs School), Ladue, 314-993-4040,

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