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Friday, October 21, 2011

Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose Highlights This Weekend's Art Openings

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Detail from Red Rose III, part of Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose, opening Friday at William Shearburn Gallery. - ANDREW MILLNER
  • Andrew Millner
  • Detail from Red Rose III, part of Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose, opening Friday at William Shearburn Gallery.

Andrew Millner: Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose: Andrew Millner's large-scale paintings interpret rose bushes as shapes and matrices. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 21. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 23, free. William Shearburn Gallery, 4735 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-367-8020, www.shearburngallery.com.

Bill Kohn: Grand Center Series: Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 21. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 26, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Brett Williams: Blurs: Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 21. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 26, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com. Charles Schwall: Source Confluence: New paintings that explore the artist's interest in curvilinear and organic formations found in nature. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 21. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 26, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Colors of A Better World: A Peter Max Art Exhibit: Pop artist Peter Max displays paintings and a specially-painted-by-Max St. Louis Rams helmet and a St. Louis Cardinals batting helmet. Meet the artist receptions from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, October 21, and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 22. Ober Anderson Gallery, 14 N Meramec Ave, Clayton, 314-727-1345, www.oberandersongallery.com.

Fall Into Art: Fourteen artists present jewelry, folk art, textiles, art glass and works in other media for sale. Fri., Oct. 21, 3-9 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $2 suggested donation goes to Habitat for Humanity's St. Louis Women Build. Hawken House, 1155 S. Rock Hill Rd., Saint Louis.

Jun Kaneko: Massive ceramic works by the iconoclastic artist. Opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 21. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 10, free. Duane Reed Gallery, 4729 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-4100, www.duanereedgallery.com.

Mario Trejo: Centered: Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 21. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 26, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Michael Eastman: Havana Book Signing: Artist signs copies of his new book of photographs, all depicting modern Havana, Cuba. Fri., Oct. 21, 5-8 p.m., free. Duane Reed Gallery, 4729 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-4100, www.duanereedgallery.com.

Nine Mighty Fine Hot Years: Third Degree celebrates its ninth anniversary with glassblowing demos, live music, fire performers and a pumpkin death match, wherein glassblowers compete head-to-head to make the best glass pumpkin -- losing pumpkin gets dropped in a water tank while still hot. Fri., Oct. 21, 6-10 p.m., free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.

Patricia Watwood: Myths and Individuals: Paintings that uses mythology, allegory and contemporary human life to reflect the artist's search for meaning and spiritual connection. Opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday, October 21. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 23, free. Saint Louis University-Museum of Art, 3663 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, 314-977-3399, sluma.slu.edu.

Plein Aire Paintings from the Far East: Watercolors by Hope Rathnam. Fri., Oct. 21, 6-8 p.m., free. Urban Eats Cafe & Bakery, 3301 Meramec St., St. Louis, 314-558-7580, www.urbaneatscafe.com.

Task: Oliver Herring's improvisational, participatory art project requires the viewers to interact with each other and the environment. Task Party from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 21; Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 27. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 3, 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.

Threshold of a Dream: The Photographs of Camera Work: Photographs from Alfred Stieglitz's quarterly journal, Camera Work (1903-19170. Starting Oct. 22, Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 18, free. St. Louis Community College-Meramec-Meramec Gallery, 11333 Big Bend Rd., Kirkwood, 314-984-7632, www.stlcc.cc.mo.us/mc/.

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