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Ted Wight is a Broker- Salesperson with Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty email@example.com 314-607-5555
Alicia LaChance was featured in the book, New American Artist. Congratulations! One of her important pieced pictured in the book is currently at The Houska Gallery in the CWE. Click HERE to see the painting that I bought!
Wall Ball was last night and as always it was a huge success and a fun party. This is the first year that I was not the highest bidder on a piece of art. I bid on some art, though really just to drive up the prices. I have too much art already.
The other day I took these photos of a sculpture by Ruth Schweiss that sits outside of a Bernoudy-designed home. This work of reminds me of the Carl Milles sculptures in the Meeting of the Waters near Union Station.
A couple Fridays ago I ventured down to Cherokee Street for Art Dimensions which takes place the first Friday of each month. Very cool! Bands, art, performances and hipsters! This model was sitting for some artist.
Local....though internationally aclaimed artist, Gary Passanise, will be having an open of his new show this Friday, October 19th from 5-9 PM. The Opening is at Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washinton Ave in Grand Center. I will be there!
Famed Photographer, Wesley Law, came over to my house last week to take a night picture of my new house. Dramatic and cool! Check out his fashion spread in the September 14th Ladue News. The pictures were taken at my Bernoudy listing in Town and Country that is going to be the Ladue News Decorator's Showcase in early October.
A highlight of the Clayton Art Fair was seeing the work of Robert Longyear. Robert shares a studio with Alicia LaChance in Maplewood. You can see how they influence each other. I need to get all of my artwork hung in my new home and then see if I have a space for one of Robert's pieces.
I was at a fun gathering in Ladue celebrating my Aunt Bunny's new book. Check out the blog from a few days ago for more about her book. I love this piece of artwork in the gracious hostesses' screened porch. The lightbulbs changed patterns.
Also look at her Bernoudy-designed patio and "martini" pool. The house is not a Bernoudy, though she hired him to do some of the outdoor space.
Last night I attended a special reception at the Trova Project for the designers selected for the Ladue News Decorators Showcase. The Showcase will be held at my Bernoudy listing out in Town and Country this October. I am excited to see what the designers do to this fabulous home!
Check out this LINK to see an interesting video about how Patrick Dougherty builds his stick sculptures like the ones that he installed on Wash U's campus.....off of Forsyth. The installation will be there until December 2013.
Friday night was fun visiting the stores and galleries along McPherson in the CWE. I popped into Centro to get ideas for a cocktail table and couch for my new house. I need to sell a few more houses....forgot how expensive designer furniture costs. We went to the opening of Duane Reed's new exhibit. Loved Seattle-based artist Ross Richmond's works. Look at how cool my pictures are with my Hipsomatic ap. Afterwards, we went to visit with Philip Slein at his new gallery.
Located in the popular South Kingshighway Princeton Heights neighborhood is this perfect building perched at the corner of Macklind and Rhodes avenues. The first floor of the building is currently used as a studio by an acclaimed artist. The space is large and full of light that streams in from the arched windows. There is a basement apartment available to the first floor tenant. This space could be an office, shop, restaurant, bakery, art studio or any dynamic business. The building has two 1 bedroom rental units in the upper level. These units are bright, large and have nice hardwood floors. Two car detached garage. Fenced backyard. This building would be great for an owner occupant with a business.$225,000
Open for an hour on Tuesday, June 18th 12-1 PM
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sothebys International Realty, 314-607-5555 firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss this revealing glimpse into the world of Andy Warhol, as the Saint Louis University Museum of Art Warhol’s Polaroids: A Method. An opening reception will be held on April 27 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. The exhibition continues until June 10.
One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, pop icon Andy Warhol is widely known as a painter and filmmaker. The role photography played in his work has been considered secondary until recently, when it became apparent that he used camera as a tool that broadened his visual vocabulary and defined his style.
Relying primarily on his Polaroid “Big Shot,” pop icon Andy Warhol shot numerous images and used them in the development process of his prints and paintings. Even the name of his studio, “The Factory,” illustrates that he was ahead of his time in focusing his art on celebrities and making otherwise ordinary people who craved the spotlight feel famous, if only for “15 minutes.” More than 80 of these Polaroids, will be included in Warhol’s Polaroids: A Method.
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art was among a select group of university art institutions that received a gift of Polaroids and black and white photographs from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, specifically, the Photographic Legacy Project.
On Wednesday, May 2 at 5 p.m., please join us for Warhol in a Snapshot: A Closer Look at the Man Behind the Camera, a lecture by Bradley Bailey, Ph.D., Saint Louis University art history. Dr. Bailey will discuss the essence of Andy Warhol, what made him a pop icon, and Warhol’s impact on the art world.
For more information, please call visit sluma.slu.edu or call 314.977.2666.
Warhol in a Snapshot: A Closer Look at the Man Behind the Camera
On Wednesday, May 2 at 5 p.m., please join us at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art for Warhol in a Snapshot: A Closer Look at the Man Behind the Camera, a lecture by Bradley Bailey, Ph.D., Saint Louis University art history.
Dr. Bailey will discuss the essence of Andy Warhol, what made him a pop icon, and Warhol’s impact on the art world.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 5 p.m.
For more information, please call visit sluma.slu.edu or call 977.2666.
"Master of the Universe," 2010 mixed media, 36" x 36"
Please join us for an Opening Reception Friday April 27, 6-8pm.
Tanner is a very successful New York Artist who is also known as an actor, playwright, performer, and cabaret singer (in drag). His art works, both 2 and 3 dimensional, are beautifully crafted pieces, a mix of painting, drawing, collage and sculpture all done up with glittery, sumptuous materials. Often incorporating found objects, they reflect his love of nostalgia in both form and substance. With vintage jewelry, medallions containing words from beloved old popular music, and much glitter and sparkle, these works take on a sophisticated ambiance where the subject and manipulation of media intrigue as well as delight. They are joyous works, sometimes outrageous, always beautifully crafted with an air of excessive and explosive character.
Atrium Gallery is located in the Central West End at 4728 McPherson Ave.
OPENING NIGHT IN GRAND CENTER Thursday, April 5th from 5 to 9 pm
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts In the Still Epiphany Masterworks, Sculpture, Textiles, Ceramics and Ancient Objects Will Come Together in Gedi Sibony’s Selection of Works Collected by Emily and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. (more)
Bruno David Gallery Chris Kahler: Recent Paintings Buzz Spector: Malevich: with eight red rectangles: Front Room Katharine Kuharic: Working in the Lou: Project Room Van McElwee: Supernatural: Media Room (more)
Jan Huling was born in Chicago and raised in St. Louis. After attending the Kansas City Art Institute she started her careerin greeting card design. She now works in New York City as a product designer, children’s book author and beadist. Neithersketched nor planned, Huling‘s three-dimensional works draw inspiration from her travels to India and Mexico, as wellas imagined, playful scenes reminiscent of childhood fairy tales and fantasies. Her work is approachable yet evocative,incorporating spiritual iconography alongside humorous artifacts of contemporary popular culture.
Also Opening April 6th Griff Williams
A Glimpse We Are Given, 2010 resin and enamel 57" x 57"
Griff Williams is a San Francisco based fine artist whose paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museumsworldwide, and his work has been reviewed in Art in America, Flash Art and Artnet.com. Williams’ methodology involvesan elaborate paint by number process he reinvented. Each segmented area of the composition is assigned to aspecific color, a palette professionally mixed to replicate the distinctive colors in a 1950’s Color Craft paint by numbersset. The hand-made application involves repeated layers of poured transparent resin and stenciled enamel shapes.Intially, this meticulous process is belied by the graphic flatness and slick surfaces of the work, which may seemmanufactured or digital.
These exhibitions run through Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to host: Providential Journey: The Art of Brother Mel.
Please join us for the opening reception at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23.
A Marianist brother since 1949, “Brother Mel,” as he is affectionately known, has lived in the St. Louis Catholic community for more than 60 years, and has enjoyed success as a modern artist for more than 50 years.
Brother Mel’s art captures a decidedly modern whimsy that comes through in a variety of sculptures, paintings and frescos. His creations bring a sense of devotion, joy and wonder. His understanding, vision and humor have enriched our lives, while his character has brought us authentic talent mixed with a palette of hope and a legacy of inspiration. Brother Mel has fulfilled his goal to create art in a host of media ― everything from metal and stone, to watercolor and acrylics, to fresco and handmade paper.
Several of his pieces are already familiar to those in the SLU community. Located in the Ellen Clark Sculpture Park at Grand Ave. and Lindell Blvd., these decidedly modern flights of fancy include Blue Moon made of bright blue painted steel, as well as Circle of Green, which features larger-than-life bright green steel figures, reminiscent of blades of grass.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Melvin Meyer was born in Florissant, MO in 1928, the second of seven children. After becoming a member of the Society of Mary in 1947, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Dayton.
As a young artist, he was sent to work with masters in Paris. In 1960, he earned his Master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. In the decades since, his Catholicism has continued to feed his creative spirit.
Brother Mel currently resides in St. Louis and continues to create and design art in his studio located on the campus of St. John Vianney High School.