Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April Deadline for ArtDimensions Gallery Spring Group Show

April 7 - 10
Bring your work to the member meeting Wednesday April 7 at 7 pm, or to the gallery during gallery hours Friday April 9 noon til four, or Saturday April 10 noon til four.
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This is an open call for art with no particular theme. We would love however for the work to be some of your latest and greatest. Painting, printing, collage, photography, sculpture, installation, performance, culinary, musical, fashion etc all welcome. There is a large freight elevator and loading dock for extremely large for heavy pieces.
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New Lower Rates
Submittal fees: $5 Members, $10 Non-members
Exhibit fees $15 Members, $25 Non-members

Down Load Submittal Form here:
http://www.artdimen index.php? section=27

Digital submissions welcome. Email to
Also Feel free to contact me with questions.
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Friday, April 30 doors open at 7pm, enjoy the Wakarusa Interstellar Meltdown Tour, DJs TBA on the first floor, and the Spring Juried Exhibit Reception on the second floor.

Saturday evening will start at 7pm and include performances by local bands River City Buskers and the Joe & Vida Band on the first floor and the art exhibition's reception on the second floor. There will also be a fashion show by Vixen Wardrobe and DJ Tr3y in the Gallery at 8:30pm. Vixen Wardrobe is featured in the April issue of DELUX Magazine. Jessica Buck is the self-proclaimed chic, urban and contemporary designer of Vixen's Wardrobe, who creates clothing that enhances and inspires individuality of women for all sizes.

There will be a 7 dollar suggested donation at the door both evenings. If you choose to purchase art while at the reception, your seven dollar donation will go towards the purchase price of the artwork.
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The gallery will be open Friday & Saturday' noon – 4pm for
free gallery hours and during all 2720 events.
Check 2720cherokee. com for event schedule.

The Spring Exhibit closes Saturday May 29th, 2010.

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2720 Cherokee Street, St Louis Mo 63118

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Boots opening April 2 - Pedestrian Project B.J. Vogt

Boots Contemporary Art Space presents Pedestrian Project B.J. Vogt

The Pedestrian Project is dedicated to public art in the city. Artists are asked to step outside of the white box to create an artwork for the audience that's on the go. Taking advantage of the storefront window this year's Pedestrian Project artist is B.J. Vogt. Vogt will create several durational installations that mimic naturally dynamic landforms and systems.

"And yet, while bone allowed the complexification of the animal phylum to which we, as vertebrates, belong, it never forgot its mineral origins: it is the living material which most easily petrifies, that most readily crosses the threshold back into the world of rocks. (…) human populations began mineralizing again when they developed an urban exoskeleton: bricks of sun-dried clay became the building materials for their homes, which in turn surrounded and were surrounded by stone monuments and defensive walls." - Manuel Da Landa, A Thousand Years of Non-Linear History

Please join us for an opening reception on April 2 from 6:30pm – 10:00pm

For more information about B.J. Vogt please visit- http://bjvogt.

Boots Contemporary Art Space | 2307 Cherokee St. • St Louis, MO • 63118 • 314.269.7448

Gallery Hours Wednesdays + Saturdays 12 - 5 pm Other times by appointment

Upcoming at The Archive

Saturday April 3, 2010 - 7pm - FREE
April is National Poetry Month
We're celebrating with reading from some very special guests,
KENNETH IRBY is an associate professor of English at the University of Kansas.  He will read from “The Intent On: Collected Poems 1962-2006.”  Irby is the 2009 recipient of the Poetry Society of America's premiere award, the Shelley Memorial Prize. 
CYRUS CONSOLE has published his first book of poetry/prose "Brief Under Water" from Burning Deck. He teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of Kansas. He resides in Topeka. 
SIMON PETTET has lived on the Lower East Side of Manhattan for over thirty years.  His most recent collection of poems, "Hearth", from Talisman Press brings together all of his published work from that period.

Sunday April 4, 2010 - 7pm - FREE
LOVE-O-RAMA TransformaTOUR 2010
The LOR crew returns from a two-week tour through the southeast to lead us through Jesus Christ Super Star, a Shadow Puppet Spectacular. Featuring original music by CELIA, ZUPA VENU and FIRE DOG. Bring your flashlight; make a puppet, and your part of the show!

Tuesday April 6, 2010 - 7pm & 9pm - FREE
Chicken & Waffles a City Fresh Method
STAGED FRIGHT MEDIA and HUGO FLEMING look into the urban wilderness to find a collective of artists gathered for a celebration in the dead of winter. An entertaining and informative picture, Chicken & Waffles outlines how to slaughter and butcher a chicken, set to a musical score composed and performed by RAT’S & PEOPLE MOTION PICTURE PROJECT.  The short video offers a fresh look at the confluence of homegrown local food, music, art, and ritual gathering. The event was shot at the 2009 ARTICA Festival on the Mississippi River Front. Get your popcorn and get ready!

Our current exhibit will only be up for two more weeks! Big Thanks to the artists, we love your work!
Chris Vodicka - Aassemblage  |  Jenna Bauer - Painting  |  William Scott - Collage

Look for a new exhibit in mid-April, featuring new work by Daniel Shown and Jay Babcock

the Archive
3213-15 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118

314.288.0712 (p) 800.604.8122

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Too Late for Fun Time this Friday at Cranky Yellow

be a part of TOO LATE FOR FUN TIME!

the all-new, first ever semi-annual-semi-sweet-chocolate-chip CRANKY YELLOW VARIETY SHOW! better than farmville! it's a phenomenon!!

Start Time:
Friday, March 19, 2010 at 9:00pm
End Time:
Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 1:00am
cranky yellow
2847 Cherokee St
Saint Louis, MO


IT'S TOO LATE FOR FUN TIME is an all-new coolest-ever(!@#$(*)&) VARIETY SHOW that will be performed at CRANKY YELLOW this coming FRIDAY, MARCH 19th from 9PM 'til LATE!

While each act of the variety show has been created separately, they are all based loosely on this one awesome craigslist missed connections ad described below. come see what your fellow arteests can do with such a masterpiece as inspiration!

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. FOR SEATING BRING YOUR OWN BLANKET AND/OR TINY LAWN CHAIR/PARK BENCH.
Snacks and drinks will be sold on premises for those who are old enough to consume snacks and drinks. Some of the proceeds from this event will go to benefit SLOW ROCKET FARM on CHEROKEE STREET, a brand-new urban farm starting up this spring!

To learn more about Cranky Yellow, please visit our website at Also, you can visit us at our store, located at
2847 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO, 63118.

(drumroll plz!)
The theme of this first TOO LATE FOR FUN TIME is based on what we believe to be one of the more beautiful Missed Connection Ads from the St. Louis Craigslist, described below.
Post-it note inside of a Death Cab for Cutie album - m4w (a secondhand
record (cd?) store)
Date: 2010-01-13, 11:56PM CST
Reply To This Post
This CD was actually purchased as-used quite some time ago, but upon
finding the CD case (I lost the post-it), my curiosity has been once again
There was a cell phone number written on the post- it under the words
"Risk it. You know you want to." and a picture of a hand holding up a
peace sign. I must've been feeling particularly ballsy that day, because I called it, only to be greeted with complete confusion and me apologizing to the girl on the other end for such a bizarre phone call. I can only assume that one of three things happened- someone beat me to the punch and harassed the shit out of you, it was a prank on a friend/enemy, or you got a new phone. Either way, my curiosity stands. I don't know if I would want to meet you (probably not- I bet you are horribly disfigured in ways that only my darkest nightmares could possibly materialize), but I would definitely like to know what prompted such a feat.
Tell me what you drew between the index and middle fingers on the peace sign, the title of the album, and where you may have sold this album to so I know it's you. Thanks!
•Location: a secondhand record (cd?) store
•it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial
PostingID: 1551879822

Monday, March 15, 2010

Nuclear Rodeo at Foam on Friday

    Friday, March 19, 2010
    7:00pm - 11:00pm
    3359 S. Jefferson Ave. (at Cherokee), St. Louis, MO 63118

Nuclear Rodeo and Jordan Mayland make the trip in from Ames, Iowa to perform for the good people of St. Louis at Foam.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Live music Monday night at Cranky Yellow


Monday, March 15 @ Cranky Yellow:

Nuclear Family: girl fronted garage pop for fans of pretenders/xray spex, members of acid reflux

Doom Town: new swedish worship music from st louis

Spelling Bee: math influenced punk


8PM / $5

Cranky Yellow

2847 Cherokee St. Saint Louis, MO, 63118

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Exhibits this weekend at the Fort Gondo Compound

While you're checking out the BRICALEUR-ing show at Fort Gondo on Saturday night, wander on over to Insurance (an interim space at 3157 Cherokee) to see "Spirit Ditch" -- works by Dana Smith, David Langley and Kevin Belford.  

Also rock returns to the original Way Out Club stage after of silence.  Catch:

  • The Man and the Scientist
  • Syrhea Conaway
  • The Wezley-Cut

This'll all be going down Saturday, March 13, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Studio space available on Cherokee

There are a few office/artist spaces available located in the Cherokee Place complex which is right across the street from Art Dimensions, All Along Press, Sleepy Kitty and many other cool things.

Owner Agent has already secured occupancy permit for space There are restrooms, water fountain, alarm, and wireless internet that are covered by a small CAM charge. The spaces are $200/month.

Please email for example pictures: 

Life Blood Exhibit coming to Fort Gondo

Life Blood Exhibit is coming!

This traveling art show features thirteen St. Louis women artists exploring the theme of menstruation, from menarche to motherhood to menopause and more.  Some works are humorous while others are serious, but all are thought-provoking.  Please see the shows, join in the conversation, and help break the taboo!  More information can be found on the website.

Lisa Becker, Danielle Correll, Annette Crymes, Marsha Heck, Christine Ilewski, Aunia Kahn, Arlene Ligori, Barbara Merlotti, Janice Nesser, Pat Owoc, Roxanne Phillips, Evie Shucart, Jennifer Weigel

Life Blood Exhibit is a group art show curated by Jennifer Weigel and themed around menstruation that will travel to various venues throughout the St. Louis metro region from 2010 – 2011 and then travel nationally from 2011 – 2012.  Each showing will highlight different artists in the group.

Preview Party Kickoff!
Friday, April 9, 2010, 7 – 10 PM: Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts as part of beverlyear

This one-night-only event will include a small sampling of works in the exhibition, a bathroom installation by Jennifer Weigel and a silent auction including artworks by local artists, a Luna Pads intro kit & two certificates towards The Keeper menstrual cup products.

By drawing attention to the female body and to the menstrual cycle, artists are able to comment on this life-giving aspect of womanhood and to celebrate and/or show their discontent with their own bodies & cycles. We are able to offer commentary on experience, confront stereotypes & assumptions and educate one another about things too often left unsaid.  Thus we can explore the positive & negative to turn around preconceptions and help break the taboo surrounding menstruation.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Author (And Fermentation Revivalist) Sandor Katz Q&A & BOOK SIGNING!

The Archive says:

Please join us this Tuesday, March 9 for WILD FERMENTATION

Meet the author Sandor Katz

Sandor Ellix Katz (aka Sandorkraut), the author of Wild Fermentation and The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, is a cultural revivalist committed to the spread of fermentation fervor.

Microscopic organisms -- our ancestors and allies -- transform food and extend its usefulness. Fermentation is found throughout human cultures.

Hundreds of medical and scientific studies confirm what folklore has always known: Fermented foods help people stay healthy.

Many of your favorite foods and drinks are probably fermented. For instance: Bread, Cheese, Wine, Beer, Mead, Cider, Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, Pickles, Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Miso, Tempeh, Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Yogurt, Kefir, Kombucha.

Booksigning and Q&A

Tuesday March 9

7:00-9:00 p.m.


The Archive
3213–15 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118

Friday, March 5, 2010

interested in taking an improv class?

Interested in taking an improv class?

The Improv Trick is offering Introduction to Improvisation starting March 24!

Learn "The Trick" to Improv. This highly recommended class is a comfortable and supporting environment, suitable for people who have never been onstage before. Beginning Students find this work easier than they thought and Advanced students find The Improv Trick approach fresh and inspirational.

This class is taught by Bill Chott and George Malich. Chott appears on Disney's *Wizards of Waverly Place, The Ringer* and *Saturday Night Live*. He's performed and taught internationally for *The Second City, Improv Olympic, *and* Upright Citizen's Brigade*. He also teaches workshops for Special Olympics Global Messengers. George Malich is an award-winning St. Louis Actor, star of the film *A. Anonymous* and one of the leading improv teachers in St. Louis, having trained with Keith Johnstone. Your first session of this 4 week introductory course is free. This Lifetime Class can
be repeated to help you develop a firm foundation in the fundamentals of improvisation. This Lifetime Class is only $150 and you can register at the free class at a $25 discount. Scholarships, Gift Certificates, and Internships are now available. For more info, call 314-922-1998, e-mail info@theimprovtrick .com or visit

All classes take place at 2715 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118.
Wednesdays 3/24-4/14 7:30-9:30PM
Sundays 3/28-4/25 (Does not occur on 4/4) 3:00-5:00PM

Hope to see you soon,
The Improv Trick

STL 314-922-1998
LA 323-359-8588

Weekly Shows Tuesday and Wednesday
For more info visit

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GraceSpace -- a safe place for girls to create

via Cherokee Street News:

Beginning March 17, GRACESPACE will meet weekly at C.A.M.P. to gather a small group of neighborhood teenage and pre-teen neighborhood girls together with two co-teachers (Lyndsey Scott and Cayree Dobsch) and visiting mentors to celebrate feminine leadership, self-worth, creative expression, and healthy bodies.  Exploring a toolkit that includes dance, acroyoga, journaling, self portraits, and women’s history,  GRACESPACE connects young women to resources that  promote self-nurture and kindle intuition.  The culminating project will be a performance during the People’s Joy Parade!
Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm, from March 17-June 2
For 11-15 year old Girls
$25 for 12 weeks/ No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds – Barter Negotiable

Class applications are due March 8, and are available at Foam, The Cherokee Rec Center, The Marquette Rec Center, and Carpenter Branch Library.
For more information, to volunteer , or to make a donation, call Lyndsey Scott: 217.898.3777

BRICALEUR-ing: All Lady Art Show & Public Art Lab @ Fort Gondo

via Cherokee Street News:

BRICALEUR-ing: An inquiry into the profundity & resourcefulness of Female Transformateurs
During this March all-lady art show, curated by Sarah Paulsen and Lyndsey Scott, the Fort Gondo gallery space will also serve as a creative laboratory– hosting a sound portal, movie night, womens’ circle, and workshop for a Cherokee Street public art installation …. All powered by community connection and female ingenuity.

A bricaleur “describes the style of approach exemplified by a tinkerer or a jack of all trades…comfortable in unfamiliar realms of learning and experience because they learn best by using indirect connections to known information…They try things out until they figure out how to do something.”  We celebrate the way women gather, nurture, and shape space!

When: MARCH 13-28, 2010
Where: Fort Gondo, Cherokee Street, STL, USA
Gina Alvarez, Catherine Cathers, Katherine Gastler, Sarah Brunjes Hall, Emily Hemeyer, Kara Clark Holland, Jamie Kreher, Christy LeMaster, Jenny Murphy,  Lisa Payne, Sarah Paulsen, Lyndsey Scott, Amy Thompson, Amy VonDonsel, Autumn Wiggins, Ann-Maree Walker

Calendar of public events:
** denotes an event exclusively “For women!”
* denotes an event for all genders, so long as your feminine side’s leading ;)
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 13 / 5pm-9pm/ Meet the artists and make your mark on the WonderJardin!   Feel free to bring fabrics or fabric paint for the quilt
**NEW MOON CIRCLE & Potluck: Monday, March 15 / 7:30pm – 10pm /  Share food, dreams, and intentions with other women, facilitated by Cayree Dobsch
*MAKE NIGHT: Monday, March 22 / 6pm – 10pm / Powerhouse community quilting bee –women and girls of all ages welcome!
*SOUND PORTAL : Thursday, March 25 / 8pm/ Ghosts I Have Been, Larva, and Annah of Bangerang each play short sets, and then play hostesses-with-the-mostesses to an interactive jam that traipses thru found city sound recordings, wields noisey ‘lekky toys, pulses refreshlingly ambient, or cackles funky folky. All ya’lls inner banshees welcome!
“Broad Shoulders” FILM SCREENING : Friday, March 26 / 8pm/ Christy LeMaster of Nightengale Microcinema presents a curated line-up of Chicago-bred eclectic shorts all with “a prettiness built out of utility.”
WONDERJARDIN INSTALLATION : Sunday, March 28 /  Meet @ 11am / Show up at the gallery with your picnic basket to find out the locale and let’s head out to inaugurate the World-St. Louis’ Biggest Picnic Blanket ever!
For more information, please email Lyndsey Scott -- seehere AT seehere dot info -- or  Sarah Paulsen -- pintorasp AT hotmail dot com.

SIUE Painting, Drawings and Prints @ Fort Gondo TONIGHT

Fort Gondo will be showing SIUE graduate and under graduate student works presented by the PDA (The painting and drawing association). The opening reception will be held Friday March 5, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday the show will be open for viewing from 12:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

Works were selected by guest artist Belinda Lee.

Artists featured : Daniel Sumeier, Elizabeth Hill, Michael Pennecamp, Travis Lawrence, Emily Dunlap, Aaron Happe, Lauren Leohner, Michael Wartgow, Nick Martin and Erin DiGioranni.

Fort Gondo
3151 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Thursday, March 4, 2010

PHD Gallery explains The Birds & the Bees...

Please join us
at PHD Gallery
Saturday, March 13, 2010
7:00 - 10:00PM

for the opening reception of


Jeff Kapfer
Karen Woodward


Just in time for Spring!  The Birds & the Bees pairs painting by Jeff  Kapfer with elfin sculpture by Karen Woodward to create a waggish display at PHD Gallery.

On view are more than 24 of Kapfer’s clean edged, acrylic on canvas paintings ranging in size from one foot square to four feet by three feet.  Clustered around the brightly colored and tightly composed bird paintings are dozens of 1-2 inch high glass bees by artist Karen Woodward.  The interspersed bodies of work create a comical and playful dialogue and a humorous fantasy environment.

Jeff Kapfer earned a BFA from Webster University with an emphasis in graphic design.  He is currently the senior designer and art director for the new Vital Voice Magazine.   Karen Woodward earned her MFA in sculpture from Washington University.  She specializes in the creation of flameworked glass sculpture and is Chair of the Glass Department at the Craft Alliance Education Center in St. Louis.

In addition to her flameworked bees, Karen Woodward’s more complex narrative works, whose properties utilize humor to make social commentary, are featured in PHD’s Portfolio Gallery.

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

(become a "fan" of the gallery on FACEBOOK!)

Vendor spots available for First Saturday Art Bazaar at 2720 Cherokee

From Priscilla Meinz

so this is going to be the first of a continuing 1st sat. of the month art bazzar at 2720 cherokee.  the fee for vending is 15 and vendors need to arrive between 8-9:30 to get a space.  there will be live music, an open bar, and the upstairs art gallery as well as all kind of vendors.  i will be the contact person and am putting this together as fast as possible as i just got this rolling.  this too is an open event, open to ideas for the future and hoping to use this community art space for many upcoming events or whatever may add to the place/community.

let me know if you are interested or just show up as this is a bit more lax than it will be in he future.
         check out the loyal family/2720 website....

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Art Opening Friday: David Langley at All Along Press

This coming Friday (March 5) there will be an art opening/open house at All Along Press's new space. Along with paintings by David Langley, we will be showing off our new print shop, complete with presses running. We will be printing a limited-edition poster for the event and giving them away as they come off of the press. There will also be t-shirt printing, live music, food, drinks, etc.

Come down and check out the space.

2712 Cherokee Street from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday the 5th of March

All Along Press
2712 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118

Letterpress Workshop March 13 and 14 at All Along Press


*Letterpress Basics and Woodcut | Saturday March 13 and Sunday March 14

Workshop participants will learn to print on the letterpress using hand-set type, and combine that text printing with a two color woodcut image.  Make sure you bring in some sketches or ideas for images.  No other supplies required — we provide ink, type, wood blocks, carving tools, etc.

There are 8 spots available for this workshop.  Experience is not required.

*The workshop comes with a month of access to the shop any day of the week from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Shop monitors will be available these times exclusively to assist workshop participants.*

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday — $120
*Sign up here.

All Along Press
2712 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ArtDimensions' Monthly Artist Networking Meeting THIS Wednesday night

ALL are welcome to join the monthly artist networking meeting at

ArtDimensions' NEW Gallery

2720 Cherokee St. 2nd Floor

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Bring your promotional materials for upcoming exhibits and art-related events!

Snacks served.