Thursday, December 15, 2011

Luminary Center for the Arts headed to Cherokee Street?

The Post-Dispatch says it's so (with a darkroom — squee!):
The Luminary Center for the Arts has announced plans to move to Cherokee Street next year, bringing more equipment, studio space and resources to Cherokee's burgeoning visual arts scene.

Luminary co-founder James McAnally said Wednesday that the center has an option to buy a former variety store at 2700 Cherokee Street.
Read more here.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Clean up on Aisle 1

December 10, 2011

Opening reception Friday 7 – 11pm

Presented by Aisle 1 Gallery
x SLAP (St. Louis Arts Project)
x The Screwed Arts Collective

The Clean Up – A group show.
Ruben Aguirre • Daniel Burnett • Jenn Carter • Stan Chisholm Daniel Gaeng Daniel Jefferson • Ben Pierce • Joey Potts • REVISE CMW • Chris Sabatino Jason Spencer • Danielle Spradley • Joy Tiyasirichokchai • Justin Tolentino Amy VanDonsel • Bryan Walsh • Peat Wollaeger
Opening night only
Iconoclash: A collaborative series of
interactive and innovative projects
Part 1: Damon Davis (Civil Ape)
& Skip Jones (Made Monarchs)
SLAP Artist Pop-Up Shop
The Artist Store will make its debut with featured vendors WORK/PLAY, Civil Ape, Made Monarchs, Emily Hemeyer and The Luminary Center for the Arts. There will be clothes, music, posters and more for sale.
Live music by:
DJ Mahf, 18andCounting, DJ Bace Monk, So Many Dynamos (DJ Set),  US English and Scripts N Screwz
The opening event will be Saturday, December 10 from 7:00 PM – Midnight. Aisle 1 Gallery is free however there is a $5 suggested donation to attend music events.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Samuel Beckett's "Krapp's Last Tape", Live at the Firecracker Press

The Firecracker Press will host four (4), weekend performances of Samuel Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape” Dec. 9-10 and 16-17 at 7pm. LIVE theater in the printshop!

KRAPP’S LAST TAPE, a 1-man Beckett classic, is said to be as near an autobiography as Beckett wrote. In it, the 69-yr-old Krapp listens to a tape of himself at 39, comments, then records a new tape reviewing the events of the last year.

With Rob Suozzi as Krapp, directed by Dennis Corcoran and presented by The Black Mirror Theatre Company.

$10.00 donation at the door.
DATES: December 9-10th and 16-17th
TIME: 7:00pm
PLACE: The Firecracker Press – 2838 Cherokee, STLMO 63118

More information here.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Letterpress Printing Spring 2012 – No1 Classes at the Firecracker Press

The Firecracker Press's Letterpress Printing Spring 2012 – No1 (2012_NO1_S). 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 learning 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.

DEADLINE -JAN. 9th – space is limited.
Course schedule (5 weeks):
TUESDAY evenings from 6:30pm-9pm
Jan. 10th – Feb. 7th
Cost: $225.00

For more information or to register, go here.