Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Cinco de Mayo events at City Art Supply, Fort Gondo, & Snowflake/Citystock

Word from City Art Supply:


This Saturday is the Cinco de Mayo celebration and Cherokee St has a whole slew of things going on. For general info on the celebration going on during the day go here :

City Art Supply will have our own little party going on with two exhibits.

NYLON - new artwork by Josh Crow
6pm - 10pm
w/ special musical performance by The May Day Orchestra @ 8pm
Josh's paintings will be up for the entire month of May.

ALSO - in the back parking lot of City Art Supply (enter through the shop) -
CINCO DE VOLVO - 10 artists share their vehicles for your entertainment from 6pm-10pm
artists include Rebecca Bodicky, Eric Hall, Tim Sullivan and more...

AND, be sure to stop by Snowflake/City Stock to see new artwork by Gary Passanise and Fort Gondo where Sarah Paulsen will be displaying her new paintings. (CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO WITH ANIMATION BY SARAH.)

Come on down to Cherokee St on Saturday for some fun times and pick up an item or two at City Art Supply so you can create something for yourself.

City Art Supply
3215 Cherokee St
St. Louis, MO 63118

Mon - Sat
12pm-6pm (THIS SAT WE'LL BE OPEN FROM 12pm-10pm)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Dali's Liquid Ladies: A Surrealist Funhouse @ Cranky Yellow

Minneapolis' Bedlam Theater presents...

DALI'S LIQUID LADIES: a surrealist funhouse

A dark and subversive comedy about three mermaids who hatch a plot to kill Salvador Dalí.

Deep in the heart of Coney Island, we bring you the Midway’s only surrealist funhouse, where you can take a tour through your own most perverted secrets and your most terrifying nightmares. See social conventions tossed to the wind! Beautiful mermaids swim in the waters of our collective fantasies, clothed only in their commitment to high art!

Come one, come all to Salvador Dalí’s Dream of Venus. Where even your most shameful desires come true.

Date & Time:
May 9 2008, 7 pm

Event Location:
Cranky Yellow
2847 Cherokee Street.
Saint Louis, MO

Cherokee St Chautauqua Art Lab (CQAL) series at Fort Gondo 5/3-5/8

Cherokee Street Chautauqua Art Lab (CQAL)

Map the multi-verse with controversial artists/speakers, pots and pans music makers, and film bricoleurs constellating for the temporary art and technology project co-organized by artists Emily Hemeyer, Sarah Paulsen, and Eric Repice. The series of nightly collaborative educational gatherings is inspired by the historical Chautauqua adult education movement in the US and features participatory panels, music soundscapes, and video screenings.

May 3-7 each night, 6:30 PM -10:00 PM

Fort Gondo, 3151 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO, USA

Learn, Include, Collaborate, Constellate. “Chautauqua is the most American thing about America”-- Theodore Roosevelt

Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 3: “Sound Improvisation and the Collective Consciousness.” Guests include: Dr. Keith Sawyer author of Group Genius, Diminished Capacity (Anna Lum and Rich O’Donnell), Ghosts I Have Been w/ recordings by Ghost Ice, and MMMelt (Daniel Shown). Followed by a recorded improvisational collaboration. Bring electronics, toys, gadgets, found objects, organic instruments and make noise!

Monday, May 4:
“Local Go-getters and How They Began.” Public Forum Q & A
with presentations by Matt Strauss (White Flag), BJ Vogt (MAPS), Nita Turnage and Hap Phillips (Artica), David Wolk (Cranky Yellow & Crammed Organisms), Eric Woods (Firecracker Press), Open Lot, Luminary Center, All Along Press, and APOP Records. Music by Nate Henricks and friends.

Tuesday, May 5: “Expanding Personal and Collective Practices that Investigate Notions of Space, History, and Public Goods.” A discussion highlighting mapping, tagging, blogging, virtual studios, and YouTube as art spaces featuring Eric and Michelle DeLair Repice (Wash U), Michael Allen (Ecology of Absence), Ben West (WASABINET), Jordan Hicks (Open Lot), and live animation by Sarah Paulsen.

Wednesday, May 6: “Artist Viewpoints: Innovations and Boundaries in Community Art Practice.” Works and commentary by Cindy Tower, Lyndsey Scott, Keith Bucholdz (Fluxus), Peat Wollager, Maya Escobar and Anna Fullproof (Miss Rockaway Armada). Music by Bangerang.

Thursday, May 7: ”Exploratory Film Night: Time based art/video shorts exploring the use of found/appropriated images, collage and archives.” Including films by Jodie Mack (Chicago), Emily Foster (San Francisco), Tom Bussmann/Ken Brown, Jeremy Kannapell, Mike Pagano, Emily Hemeyer and more. Music by Kevin Butterfield and -Flowers. All proceeds benefit CAMP-Community Arts and Media Project.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Art of all kinds at Cherokee's Cinco de Mayo Festival

St. Louis's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration will take place Saturday, May 2
from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Cherokee Street between Nebraska and Iowa. The festival will include live music on two stages, authentic Mexican food and drinks, a parade starting at 1:11pm, live art demonstrations, an artist village, a mechanical bull, and a variety of exhibitors and vendor booths.

Festival-goers will be captivated by the culture and energy of the many Hispanic purveyors who call Cherokee Street home. Traditional Mexican cuisine and drinks are a hallmark of the event.

More than a dozen bands will perform throughout the course of the day on two stages. The MAIN STAGE will feature the rhythms and beats of Latino artist Javier Mendoza, St. Louis's number one funk and disco band, Boogie Chyld, female sensation Destinadas (Chicago, IL), 8-piece local Mexican band Tamborazo Mixteco, and Mayra y la Fuerza del Amor from Puebla, Mexico.

The LOVE-O-RAMA GRINGO STAGE will showcase a diverse selection of local and regional talent including Fire Dog Celia's Big Rock Band, Cherokee Street FOOTBEAT, A Bit Shifty, Bridgeton Air Defense, Simon, and Noman.

As in years past, there will be live painting and art demonstrations by St. Louis-based ArtDimensions, with some pieces being auctioned.

New additions to this year’s festival include the Art Vecindario (Artist Neighborhood), the ALEGRIA de LA GENTE Parade (People’s Joy Parade), and a mechanical bull!

Located next to Firecracker Press, the Art Vecindario is an enclave of creatives offering handmade wares from St. Louis & beyond.

The ALEGRIA de LA GENTE Parade will feature street performers, art cars, musicians, bike brigades, floats, cardboard bricoleurs, dancers, drag queens, rabble-rousers, marching bands, Mexican wrestlers, robot makers, and more. The parade will start at 1:11pm at Minnesota and Cherokee.

For more information on the event or to participate as a vendor or in the parade please visit

See you at Cinco de Mayo St. Louis!

Directions & Parking
From highways 40 or 44 exit at Jefferson and go South (Right). Continue South on Jefferson about 1-2 miles to Cherokee. To go towards the Festival Area make a right on Cherokee or to go towards the Remote Parking Lot make a Left on Cherokee and then a Right on Salena. A shuttle service will be available at the remote parking lot.

Cinco Main Stage Performances

12:30 - 2:00 Tamborazo Mixteco

2:30 - 4:00 Boogie Chyld

4:30 - 6:00 Destinadas (Chicago, IL)

6:30 - 8:00 Javier Mendoza

8:30 - 10:00 Mayra y la Fuerza del Amor (Puebla, Mexico)

Love-O-Rama Gringo Stage Performances

Fire Dog

Celia's Big Rock Band

Cherokee Street FOOTBEAT

A Bit Shifty

Bridgeton Air Defense

Simon (Memphis, TN)

Noman (Detroit, MI)

Parade Route

Starting at MINNESOTA & CHEROKEE at 1:11PM






Mark Weber opens at PHD, Susan Sullivan in the Portfolio

From PHD Gallery:

Please join us
Saturday, May 2, 2009
6 - 10 p.m.
for the opening receptions of

M A R K W E B E R:
2 0 Y E A R S O F P A I N T I N G
oil and alkyd on canvas and board


6 inch, oil on board paintings

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 664-6644

Cinco de Volvo @ City Art Supply

From City Art Supply:

10 artists share their vehicles for your entertainment. Located in the parking lot behind City Art Supply. Curated by the wonderful Fort Gondo and including these artists - Apop Records, Mike Apperson, Rebecca Bodicky, Eric Hall, Kevin Harris, Jackson Pianos, Kate Nacke, Tim Sullivan, Jacqueline Wallach.

Also, Snowflake/City Stock will have paintings by Gary Passanise and Fort Gondo will have new artwork by Sarah Paulsen and we'll be showing paintings by Josh Crow... Come on down to Cherokee St for some cool art.

Saturday, May 2, 2009
6:00pm - 10:00pm
City Art Supply (parking lot - behind building)
3215 Cherokee St
Saint Louis, MO

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

NYLON @ City Art Supply: Paintings by Josh Crow

Josh Crow explains his art -

My work could be described as expressive realism. Subjects have ranged from doughnuts, to trucks, to beer, to women, to empty streets. Despite those interests I am not a cross-country trucker. This particular show takes a more Illustrative route and focuses on images of girls done mostly from NYLON magazine. It was once a very fresh and unclaimed magazine with a kind of space not normally found in similar periodicals. This show is a reflection on those quieter days through drawings and paintings.

With live musical performance by The May Day Orchestra @ 8pm

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: City Art Supply
3215 Cherokee St
Saint Louis, MO

City Art Supply

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Kitty Kitty Art Party & The Acro-Cat Circus at Cranky Yellow

From the Cranky Yellow web site:

We are throwing a Cat-stravaganzaa on Tuesday, April 21st! Join us for a scratch-tastic good time filled with original cat-themed art, acro-cats performing amazing feats, yummy treats, and kitty-related fun.

Journey into Grandma's den with Kitty Kitty Art Party: An overwhelming installation of cat obsession by artist Miss Dbus! See the performing Circus Cats of Chicago. Bid in the tacky-cat-themed silent auction! All proceeds from the event will benefit Tenth Life Cat Rescue, a new animal welfare organization in St. Louis that targets injured, abused, and medically needy stray cats.

Circus Cats of Chicago is owned and operated by Samantha Martin of Amazing Animals by Samantha. The group is a USDA approved, fully licensed and insured, private zoo that houses over thirty different animal species. Their attention grabbing presentations and animal encounters are seen around the country.

Tenth Life Cat Rescue is a brand-new animal welfare organization in St. Louis, providing another chance at life to injured and abused stray cats. The group’s focus is on felines with extreme medical needs or ongoing health conditions that make it difficult for typical shelters and rescues to afford their care. Currently, the organization houses homeless cats in foster homes around the city. The long-term goal, however, is to open a cageless, no-kill shelter building in the City of St. Louis to provide temporary housing for the cats in Tenth Life’s care until they can be placed in permanent adoptive homes.

Date & Time:
April 21st, 2008
6-11 pm.

Event Location:
Cranky Yellow
2847 Cherokee Street.
Saint Louis, MO

Purchase tickets ($10) in advance on the Cranky Yellow site here. Seating is on First Come Basis

Miss the Cherokee Street Open House?

Or didn't make it everywhere you wanted to go on the day of the Open House?

See these nifty roundups on the always wonderful B.E.L.T. and on Lo-Fi St. Louis, both of which have loads of wonderful photos.

Know of any more reports on the event? Please post them in the comments!

Free improv class and party

Bill Chott (Saturday Night Live, The Ringer) is back in St. Louis! He just shot a scene with Johnny Depp in the upcoming film The Rum Diary. He's in town through June and he'll be teaching classes for adults, kids and teens.

Don't miss this chance. Please tell a friend.

Kids know Bill as Mr. Laritate from Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place and PBS's Curious George. Teens know him from Johnny Knoxville film The Ringer, and Dude Where's My Car. Everyone at Altenheim has seen him on ER and MONK.

Join us this Saturday, April 18, for a FREE Improv class, party, improv jam and networking event. . To register, please email info at theimprovtrick dot com or call 314-922-1998.

To find out more about the classes Bill is teaching while he's in town, please visit

The Improv Trick Team

The Improv Trick in St. Louis is at 2715 Cherokee Street.

Three cheers for letterpress

Check out this recent article in the Post-Dispatch, about Cherokee Street's embarrassment of letterpress riches.

New hours and workshops at All Along Press

Starting April 14, 2009, All Along Press will be open 7 days a week:

Monday through Friday 2pm to 10pm -- some Wednesdays until midnight
Saturday 11am to 7pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm

Upcoming classes include relief printing, t-shirt printing, monoprints, letterpress printing, and poster screen printing. They're filling up -- Register now! http://www.allalong workshops

All Along Press
3155 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118

New at City Art Supply

Update from City Art Supply, at 3215 Cherokee St.:

Stop by City Art Supply for new items including more gouache colors, gesso, larger quantities of Higgins ink, more Higgins colors, block ink, fabric paint and ink, Poster Paint Sharpies, more drawing pad sizes.

Not to mention more paint (oil and acrylic) canvases (panel, stretched and raw 10oz), paper, linoleum, adhesives, Flashe Paint, etc etc etc…

Also, sign up for All Along Press's summer classes and receive 10% discount on supplies for the class.

And you only have about two weeks more to see The Flow Show, an installation of underwater amazement created by Lyndsey Scott and Holly Gallaher. It comes down at the end of the month to make room for May’s artist – Josh Crow.

Thank you

City Art Supply
3215 Cherokee St
St. Louis, MO 63118