Stan Chisholm: NewPopII: Chisholm explores the makeup of humanity via pop-culture imagery intertwined with bits of personal and American history. Free public reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Sept. 25, free. Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, 2713 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-960-5322, www.hoffmanlachancefineart.com.
The Art Fair at Queeny Park: 34th semiannual fine art and craft show, featuring over 100 juried artists from across the country in a variety of disciplines. Fri., Sept. 3, 6-9 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $5, www.gslaa.org. Greensfelder Recreation Complex, Queeny Park (550 Weidman Rd), Ballwin, 636-391-0900, www.co.st-louis.mo.us/parks/queeny.html.
Birds & Paradise: New work by Susan Sullivan and Maggie Wheelock. Opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. Sept. 3-24, free admisison. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-771-8230, www.madart.com.
Distant Dreams: Photo Exhibit by Sean Escoffery: Photographs made while traveling in Burma, India, Japan and South Africa. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. Sept. 3-Dec. 5, free admission. S. Carmody Photography, 2707 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-401-8089, www.carmodyphoto.com/.
Local Flavor: Group show featuring the work of 21 local artists. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 10. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 2, free. Gateway Gallery, 7921 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314-503-3880.
Mothers in Poverty: Photography exhibition by visiting artist Yu Quanxing documents the lives of mothers in the impoverished western region of China. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. Sept. 3-17, free. Fontbonne University Gallery of Art, 6800 Wydown Blvd. (Fine Arts Bldg., 1st Flr.), Clayton, 314-889-1431, www.fontbonne.edu.
Paintings by Cbabi Bayoc: Part of Nu-Art's ongoing series, Jazz and the Visual Arts. An opening reception will take place Friday, September 3, from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, September 4, jazz vocalist Nikki Washington will sing the songs of Dinah Washington from 3 to 6 p.m. in the gallery. Wednesdays-Fridays. Continues through Oct. 2, Free, www.thenu-artseries.org. The Metropolitan Gallery, 2936 Locust St., St. Louis.
Seeing Green: Art, music and local produce make up this exhibition about sustainability and local farming. Held in conjunction with a farmers market on Sept. 4 from 2 to 5 p.m. A two-night opening reception will be held Friday, September 3, and Saturday, September 4, from 7 to 11 p.m. both nights. Sept. 3-Oct. 2, $7 suggested donation. ArtDimensions Gallery and Studios, 2720 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-330-8869, www.artdimensions.org.
Threads of Tradition: Contemporary interpretations of traditional quilt patterns by area quilters. Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 3. Saint Louis University-Museum of Art, 3634 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, 314-977-3399, sluma.slu.edu.
Twenty-Five at Twenty-Five: Twenty-five pop art portraits by Morgan Keenan of twenty-five people who changed the artist's life. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. Starting Sept. 4, Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 2, free reception. The Vino Gallery, 4701 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-932-5665, www.thevinogallery.com.
Editor's note: If you don't see your show listed, please leave the information in the comments (and drop a note to [email protected] 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.