Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, September 3 - 5, 2010

Sustainable agriculture, sustainable energy, All of the pieces on display at ArtDimensions Gallery's Seeing Green are inspired by sustainability, including that of featured artist David Langley, who uses found objects and recycled paper in his works. The exhibition will include cooking demonstrations, a recycled fashion show and even a farmers' market. Find the details on this show and more in the list below.
Jammin with Uncle Bob, from Cbabi Bayoc's show at The Metropolitan Gallery. - (c) Cbabi Bayoc
(c) Cbabi Bayoc
Jammin with Uncle Bob, from Cbabi Bayoc's show at The Metropolitan Gallery.
Behind the Lines: New exhibition is actually five separate shows, each exploring the guerrilla nature of contemporary print and installation work. Opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 Starting Sept. 5, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 29, free admission. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266,

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,

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, Greensfelder Recreation Complex, Queeny Park (550 Weidman Rd), Ballwin, 636-391-0900,

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,

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,

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,

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, 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,

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,

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,

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.