Friday, May 28, 2010

19th-century ladies craft exhibit

The Chatillon-DeMenil House Foundation will hold its second annual 19th-century ladies craft exhibit at the house on June 13, 2010. This isn’t your everyday craft show. The event will host exhibits and demonstrations of both common and strange crafts from the Victorian era, such as silhouette cutting, crochet, tatting, spinning, theorem painting, taxidermy, and hair-work.

Special exhibit: Did you know that Victorian ladies practiced taxidermy as a hobby? One period craft book instructs her to “take out the entrails and remove the skin with the greatest possible care”. Come see examples of these strange and disturbing masterpieces.

Special exhibit: Hair-work is the art of creating images out of human hair. This somewhat odd hobby was extensively practiced by ladies in the 19th century to preserve a physical piece of the people that they cared about. Our exhibit will feature period examples of hair-work as well as live demonstrations of the different techniques ladies used to create hair flowers and jewelry.

There will be a live performance of period parlor music by the Parlor Maids at 1:00 p.m.

Admission is $5 per guest
Children’s activities for the day include a card-making workshop.

Sunday, June 13, 2010
11:00am - 4:00pm
Chatillon DeMenil Mansion
3352 DeMenil Place (at Cherokee)
Saint Louis, MO

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dance party at CAMP



Whats better than listening to the KDHX show Beep Beep Boop Boop?

DANCING TO IT AAANNNNDDDD SUPPORTING *C.A.M.P* (The Community Arts and Movment Project - a wonderful community center down on cherokee if y'a haven't heard of us before)

THIS *Wednesday May 26th* from *9- 11 PM at **3026 CHEROKEE STREET* will be hosting a fund-raiser dance-party to the tunes of kate's radio show Beep Beep Boop Boop

COME groove with your best pals and enjoy a mix of special tidbits of fun and hilarity every "commercial break!" *You haven't danced til you've shaken your Beep Beep to the Boop Boop with all the Bling Bling!*

$5-$15 or more donation taken at the door. Nobody turned away from the par-tay but don't be stingy!

Proceeds will go to keeping keep your favorite homegrown local community organization (CAMP) living large into 2010 and beyond.*

Monday, May 24, 2010

Foammusic in June

So far:

Union Electric with The Transmitters

Friday, June 4, 2010
9:00pm - 11:30pm
Foam Coffee & Beer 3359 S. Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

Union Electric brings you Country/Folk influenced songwriting from veteran St. Louis musicians Tim Rakel, Glenn Burleigh, Melinda Cooper, and Eric Stockman. Performing at Foam Coffee and Beer with The Transmitters.

Letterpress Class at Firecracker

From The Firecracker Press:

Letterpress – Summer Session (CLASS_05). Letterpress – Summer Session – is a comprehensive five-week course focusing on the traditional methods of letterpress printing. Students can learn the basics of handsetting metal type, how to make a woodcut or photopolymer plate, mixing ink by hand, and learn the ins and outs of choosing paper. Our Vandercook printing presses and antique platen presses will be available for use. Each student will create an editioned piece of their design to exchange with all students, so everyone leaves the class with a small portfolio of fine prints! No prior experience needed. Can you think of a better way to spend a Summer evening?
DEADLINEJUNE 8 – space is limited.
Course schedule (5 weeks):
WEDNESDAY evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
June 9-July 7
Cost: $185.00
(We provide tools and some ink. You provide paper and any other materials.)

2838 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Foammusic in May

So far we've got:

Riley James at Foam
Saturday, May 1, 9:00 p.m.
Singer Songwriter Riley James graces the stage at Foam.

Black James at Foam
Start Time:
Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 9:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 11:00pm
3359 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118

Are you looking for a gal plucking out riverboat blues on a banjo? Because you can find it at Foam on May 8 following the Cinco de Mayo street festival.

Jeremiah Sammartano at Foam
Friday, May 14, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.

Los Angeles-based artist Jeremiah Sammartano started in the Southern California coffeehouses and bars, picking up sounds and ideas along the way. What came out was a blend of the Delta Blues and old folk songs, Tom Waits and the Replacements, some Willie Nelson twang and some good old garage rock and roll - and a whole lot of other things - Delta blues and twangy grooves, one reporter called it. Figure out what you'd call it May 14 at Foam Coffee and Beer at the corner of Cherokee and Jefferson in South St. Louis.

We're Wolf, Sleep in Sundays and Falsetto Boy at Foam
Saturday, May 15 at 9:00 p.m.

Event: We're Wolf, Sleep in Sundays and Falsetto Boy at Foam
Start Time: Saturday, May 15 at 9:00pm
End Time: Saturday, May 15 at 11:00pm

Adam Arcuragi and Jesse McClary at Foam

Adam's music is described as Death Gospel. I think that means it is sung in a passionate and heartfelt manner with very little in the way of flourishes. I have no doubt this will be a performance to remember.
$5 cover. Jesse McClary opens.
Thursday, May 20, 2010 event postponed, see below
8:00pm- 11:00pm

Adam Arcuragi rescheduled show:
Saturday, May 22, 2010
9:00pm - 11:30pm

Bob Reuter at Foam, Saturday, May 29, 2010
Time:  9:00pm - 11:00pm
St. Louis Renaissance Man and Bon Vivant Bob Reuter takes the stage at Foam to entertain the thirsty patrons.
Foam is at ...

Saint Louis, MO, 63118

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spirit Jam - Drum and Dance at the Archive

Thursday, May 20, 2010
7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Archive
3215 Cherokee
Saint Louis, MO


Join us for an evening of drumming and dancing at the Archive every third Thursday of the month. Our next event is Thursday, May 20. Bring your drums, rattles, and other percussion instruments and lose yourself in rhythm. Let's raise some positive energy! Share this invite with anyone you think would enjoy attending!

Be sure to bring your own refreshments!

the Archive is a fabulous used bookstore and so much more - remember to browse the collections and buy a few books!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Taking a peek at Snowflake, Driveby and Fort Gondo

Have you been to see the latest shows at Snowflake, Drive-By and Fort Gondo yet?  You gotta go!

Here are some peeks:

Work by Caleb Taylor (on walls), Clint Baclawski (lightboxes on floor) at Snowflake:

Work by Gabriel Slavitt in Drive-By Gallery:

Work by Lily Cox-Richard (sculptures on floor), Lori Larusso (shaped acrylic panel paintings) at Fort Gondo.

All exhibits up through June 6.  Fort Gondo is open Saturdays noon - 5:00 p.m.; Snowflake is open Saturdays 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

Snowflake (Drive-By is on the west side of the building, on Compton)
Location: 3156 Cherokee Street (at Compton) • St. Louis, Missouri 63118

Saturday, May 15, 2010

What's new at Firecracker?

All kinds of stuff!  Including this:

The Firecracker Press is now selling unique framed prints (such as the awesome one above.)  Stop by the shop and see them.

Firecracker is open to the public Monday – Friday 10-6 and Saturday 11-5.

Firecracker Press
2838 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118

Embroidery lessons at Made Studios SUNDAY

Made Studios is getting stuff ready for some awesome impromptu embroidery lessons tomorrow! Open to anyone! Members pay $2.00 supply fee, all others pay $10.00 for studio & supply fee! We'll provide the embroidery hoop, floss, fabric, needle, instruction and inspiration. Only 12 spaces available -- first come first serve ... starting at 2pm!! 3159 Cherokee, corner of Cherokee and Compton.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Call for Art: ARTD Gallery, exhibition presented by Flax gallery + More news from ArtDimensions

ArtDimensions and Flax Gallery bring you Flax's first exhibit at the 2720 location.
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DEADLINE: May 21st - 29th Bring your work to gallery on 2720 cherokee during gallery hours Friday noon til four, or Saturday noon til four.
Guest Juror: TBA
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The Flax Gallery is a concept gallery which celebrates women in the arts. All artwork will be by or about women and exceed 4 feet in either dimension.
"Large and Still In Charge" is a sequel exhibition to the last exhibit called "Large and in Charge".
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Submittal fees: $5 Members, $10 Non-members
Exhibit fees $15 Members, $25 Non-members

The Gallery commission on sales is only 20%.
mailto:Jenn@artdimensions. org to get a submittal form
Also Feel free to contact me with questions.
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Opening Reception Schedule
Friday, June 4 doors open at 7pm, enjoy live music on the first floor, and Large and In Charge on the second floor. There will be performances by Slightly Askew Theater Ensemble throughout the event.

The gallery will be open Saturday June 4th from noon – 4pm for free gallery hours.
Saturday, June 4 doors open at 7pm, enjoy live music on the first floor, and Large and In Charge on the second floor. There will be performances by Slightly Askew Theater Ensemble throughout the event.

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.

Large and Still in Charge closes Saturday July 3th, 2010.

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ArtDimensions' Gallery will be open during gallery hours:
Friday & Saturdays, noon-4pm And during all Loyal Family Events throughout the month of June or by appointment.
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Slightly Askew Theater Ensemble :
Wednesdays-Saturday s, June 9-26 at 7:30 PM at 2720 Cherokee Street in the ArtDimensions Gallery.

For more information visit
or call (314) 827-5760

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VintageLuxe, the official photographers of ArtD gallery

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Forte Photography, the official videographers of the ArtD gallery!

http://forte- photography. com

check out this great video of the Spring show opening
http://vimeo. com/11512897

Opening this Saturday, May 15th, at PHD Gallery

Leslie Holt

Opening Saturday, May 15, 2010
7-10 PM at PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee St

... From the RFT ARTGASM...

Do you love kitchsy Japanese cartoon cats? Do you also love the spare realism of Edward Hopper? Well, you're in luck this weekend as Leslie Holt's Hello Modern Art debuts at phd gallery. Her miniature replicas of classic art pieces, updated with the adorable bow-adorned Hello Kitty in the mix, are in St. Louis after a national tour.

Forty miniature oil paintings replicate the great masterpieces of modern art, with the addition of Japanese pop icon Hello Kitty. 

Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 15. Starting May 8, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 12, free admission. phd gallery, 2300 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-6644,

In the Portfolio Gallery................

Jillian Palone

Opening Saturday, May 15, 2010
7-10 PM at PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee St

Jillian Palone, A Master of Fine Art candidate at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) presents her MFA exhibition of wearable objects and sculptural jewelry in PHD's Portfolio Gallery. 
Bright, colorful sculptural forms are beautiful to see but are intended for interaction.  They are touched, held in hand, and draped on the body.  Twenty (20) of Palone’s works are on view May 8 through June 12, 2010, with an opening reception for the artist Saturday May 15, 2010 from 7:00- 10:00 PM.

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 664-6644
Noon to 4PM,

Friday, May 7, 2010

SNOWFLAKE Saturday May 8

Please join us Saturday May 8, 7-10 PM

Opening Reception

Clint Baclawski/Caleb Taylor: Recent Work

Two emerging artists are brought together in Clint Baclawski/Caleb Taylor: Recent Work. Through paintings and drawings, Taylor’s work consists of concealed and abstract minimalist elements. While through the unconventional presentation of photography, Baclawski focuses on the complexity of personal interactions within our societal based consumerism. Both of their works deal with the relationship between what is hidden and what is exposed in subject matter and aesthetic values.

The Santo Foundation in partnership with Snowflake Gallery selected Taylor and Baclawski from a large pool of candidates. The foundation strives to support the careers of visual artists through grant funding, educational programs, and exhibition opportunities.

3156 Cherokee Street (at Compton)
St. Louis, Missouri 63118
web site

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Open House Crafternoon @ MADE - Saturday!

Meet one of the newest artsy-crafty neighbors on Cherokee Street, MADE Community Workspace & Studio, which is opening up for business on May 8 during Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee!

Please come down and see us - we're open from 1 pm to 8 pm and there's nothing more fun than Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee - great food, lots of cool things to do and see.  Plus, you can hangout with friendly crafters as we make and talk. 
It's an Open House craft day, just stop by and make something!
We'd love for you all to come down and hang on our opening day - it's an open-house, free admission Crafternoon! 
Hope to see you there,
The STL Craft Mafia & MADE

Saint Louis, MO


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Slinger 3 this Friday at Boots

Slinger 3

May 7 – June 5

Opening reception May 7 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Using the "Slinger" dish as a STL cultural metaphor, Slinger 3 is a group exhibition that explores the current temperature of the St. Louis visual landscape.

Performance by Larry Krone with special guest FRAN starts at 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

  • Larry Krone
  • Sandra Marchewa
  • Karin Hodgin Jones
  • RJ Messineo
  • Josh Meyer

Boots Contemporary Art Space
2307 Cherokee St. • St Louis, MO • 63118 • 314.269.7448
http://bootscontemp oraryartspace. org/blog/ home/

People's Joy Parade, 5/8 1:11pm

Hear Ye! Oye!  Please join us for the 2nd Annual “People’s Joy Parade”: An Art Processional Celebrating the Diversity of  Zocalo Cherokee.  You are very invited to participate and /or watch this Wowzer of a feel-good street celebration.   On the heels of our exceedingly successful grassroots fund-raising campaign, we are energized to share the home made costumes, gigantes, and songs, grow out of our workshops! Don’t hold back from getting involved you can show up in costume the day of, help us carry Gigante puppets, be a facepainter, or volunteer.

Saturday May 8th 2010 starting at 1:11pm as a part of the Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo Celebration.

Meet at the Black Forest Parking Lot at Noon to march. We will be walking on and around Cherokee Street.   Parade Route is online at  .


  • Aeriality of the Bumbershoot School
  • Augratin Press
  • C.A.M.P. Costume Shop Kids
  • Carver Motor Scooters
  • The Carmen Mirandas
  • Celestial Theater
  • Cherokee Real Garden
  • Cinco de Volvo
  • Footbeat Choir led by Celia Shacklett
  • Fort Gondo Float
  • Grace Space Girls
  • Gigantes of Wesley Fordyce
  • Harris Stowe Drumline
  • IRE Moped Crew
  • Luchador Collab-O-Mask Artists
  • March of Femicides led by Amanda Madoux
  • Members of the Banana Bike Brigade
  • Roosevelt Marching Band
  • Show Me Rhythms
  • St. Cecilia’s Dancers
  • St. Louis Language Immersion School
And The Procession of Artists Featuring
  • Lauren Adams
  • Artica Founders Nita Turnage and Hap Phillips
  • Melissa Breed
  • Irene Compadre
  • Digger Blaque
  • Bob Hartzell
  • Emily Hemeyer
  • Bill Krantz
  • Deanna Kiel
  • Minerva Lopez
  • Laura Mart
  • Katie Mac
  • Ariane Moore
  • Mark Pagano
  • Mike Pagano
  • Sarah Paulsen
  • Billy Paulsen
  • Jake Petersen
  • Rebecca Rivas
  • Bill Russell
  • Travis Russell
  • Eric and Mina Repice
  • Lyndsey Scott
  • Jenny Shriner
  • Mike Stasny
  • Amy Van Donsel
  • Ann-Maree and Jason Walker
  • Ben West
  • Peat and Kris Wollaeger
  • Davide Wolk
  • Willy Zep

Why:  Because… parades recognize the importance of the people who make up a community and it’s sort of like the Music Man come to life.

Contact  ***TO PARTICIPATE: If you want to march in the parade, please contact coordinator Sarah Paulsen at pintorasp(at)hotmail(dot)com or visit

C.A.M.P. = The Community Arts and Movement Project 3026 Cherokee Street

ART NOW : Aural and Visual Exhibition at The Archive

Sight Process: Daniel Shown - Coded Prints | Jay Babcock - Transfer Drawings

Sonic Redemption: Felili | the Allgorythms | Mitchell Hill

*This is an art opening with musical performance.

Saturday, May 8, 2010
8:00pm - 11:00pm
the Archive
3213-15 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Luchador Collab-o-mask - Cinco De Mayo 3

Start Time:
Friday, May 7, 2010 at 3:00pm
End Time:
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 6:00pm
All Along Press
2712 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO


Stencil Artist Peat Wollaeger ( collaborates with 15+ Cherokee Street Artists for this years Luchador Collab-o-mask featuring all new masks by Sleepy Kitty, Casey Miller, All Along Press, Cranky Yellow, Phil Jarvis, Chris Sabatino (art monster), Bryan Walsh, Robert Tapley Bustamante, Langley, Lyndsey Scott with the GraceSpace Girls, Amy Van Donsel, Anchovy, Keith A. Buchholz, the boys from Firecracker Press and more!!!

Peat has distributed blank wooden mexican wrestler masks to over 125 artists to date and asked them to paint their style in to the background. Once painted they returned them to Peat and he stenciled in the details of the face.

This event takes place
OPENS: Friday May 7
All Along Press
2712 Cherokee Street
7pm - 10pm

Featuring live Wrestlers and drinks.

Also open after the Parade on Saturday during the Cherokee Street celebration of Cinco de Mayo on May 8th.