Friday, September 2, 2011

Social Therapy: Act 1.1 Highlights this Weekend's Art Openings

Posted By on Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 8:40 AM

Social Therapy: Act 1.1: Nicholas Jacobs and Kasper Lorene Woldvedt present a performance exploring issues of sexual identity and metamorphosis inspired by Chaz Bono. Sat., Sept. 3, 7-9 p.m., free. Los Caminos, 2649 Cherokee St., St. Louis, www.loscaminosart.com.

Social Therapy: Act 1.1 at Los Caminos on Saturday.
  • Social Therapy: Act 1.1 at Los Caminos on Saturday.

Heavy Hitters: Sixteen graffiti artists such as Peat Wollaeger, Simple, Shai Dahan, masai and Leon Rainbow were selected by curator Burn353 -- also a painter of note -- for this collaborative exhibit that demonstrates the range and possibility of street art. Opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, September 2. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 1, free. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-771-8230, www.madart.com.

Art Fair at Queeny Park: More than 130 artists working in a variety of media display and sell their work. Wine tastings on Friday and Saturday, live music and an interactive Art Discovery Adventure for kids on Sunday. Fri., Sept. 2, 6-9 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $5 admission fee. Greensfelder Recreation Complex, Queeny Park (550 Weidman Rd), Ballwin, 636-391-0900, www.co.st-louis.mo.us/parks/queeny.html.

Convergence: New Works by Carlie Trosclair: Fabric-based sculptural installations; part of the city-wide Innovations in Textiles 2011 exhibition. Opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, September 4. Starting Sept. 4, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 28, free. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

Expansions and Stratifications: New work by Karl Jensen and Ken Wood that utilizes structure and pattern repetition. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, September 2. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 1, free. Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, 314-348-4587, www.goodcitizenstl.com.

Get Your Chalk On!: Chalk art competition on the sidewalks of the Loop is open to artists of all ages and skill levels, with cash prizes for winners in various categories. Sat., Sept. 3, 9 a.m., $2-$10 entry fee, free for spectators. Delmar Loop, 6200-6691 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-725-4466, visittheloop.com.

It Figures: Textile art by Deann Rubin and Betty Shew, part of the CharStyle:list body Innovations in Textile citywide exhibitions. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 8. Sept. 2-29, free. University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-3150, www.ucpl.lib.mo.us.

Quilted Equations: Solo exhibition of textile arts by Dawn Ottensmeier; part of Innovations in Textiles 2011 city-wide exhibition series. Opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 4. Starting Sept. 4, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 28, free. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

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