Pictures at an Exhibition

Art Saint Louis gallery. Photo by William Daniel File.We’re pleased to announce a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Art Saint Louis and the St. Louis Symphony. Pictures at an Exhibition is a two-part program in which artists and the community at large will be given opportunity to explore and enjoy connections between visual art and music. The program centers on the St. Louis Symphony’s January 2013 performances of Modest Mussorgsky’s programmatic suite Pictures at an Exhibition. As Mussorgsky’s famous composition was inspired by an exhibition of contemporary visual art, Art Saint Louis will invite artists and others to discover this same creative connection in reverse order. “We have an opportunity here to make connections between music-making and art, both of which are so very essential to St. Louis,” comments ASL Artistic Director, Robin Hirsch, “Partnership with the St. Louis Symphony, in particular, is quite an exciting development for ASL.”

Foyer of Powell Hall, awaiting new artworks by St. Louis regional artists.

Observe, Absorb & Respond

Art Saint Louis invites our region’s visual artists to Powell Hall to attend a special, private rehearsal of the St. Louis Symphony on Thursday, November 29, to observe the Symphony in rehearsal. Musical aesthetics, acoustics of the hall and interpersonal dynamics of the musicians will all provide the basis for a subsequent call for entries for new 2-D artworks in all styles. Works will be juried by Art Saint Louis’ Artistic Director, Robin Hirsch, and the resultant symphony-inspired exhibit will be proudly displayed at Powell Hall during the Symphony’s Pictures at an Exhibition concert series, January 25-27, 2013. Artists whose works are selected for exhibition will be acknowledged in program materials produced by the St. Louis Symphony and will be invited to participate in a “Meet the Artist” program to take place at Powel Hall in connection with the Saturday, January 26 concert.

Advance registration is required for attendance at the November 29, 2012, private rehearsal and seating is limited. To participate in this special opportunity, please contact Art Saint Louis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 314/241-4810, and submit your name, contact phone, email and the media in which you concentrate by Friday, November 23, 2012. Program and event details will be provided upon registration.

Where Sight and Sound Meet

In advance of the concert series and exhibition at Powell Hall, members of the St. Louis Symphony will give a presentation-based performance of chamber music in the rare atmosphere of the Art Saint Louis galleries on January 14, 2013. The performance will be free and open to the public, and will focus on shared aural and visual cues such as contour, color, texture and emotion. Stay tuned for further announcements on the January 14 performance at Art Saint Louis.

Present in partnership with the St. Louis Symphony and funded in part by the Arts and Education Council

'Show Me St. Louis' spotlights new ASL exhibit

KSDK Chanel 5 interviews Art Saint Louis's Artistic Director, Robin Hirsch, and artist Michael Anderson, in a Show Me St. Louis segment spotlighting our 28th annual all-styles, all-media exhibit, Art Saint Louis XXVIII: The Exhibition.

Hospital as art gallery?

Art Saint Louis is pleased to join in presenting one of the largest collections of original, locally-made art in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Art @ Des Peres Hospital is a new and unique endeavor presented together with Des Peres Hospital, VSA Missouri, the St. Louis Artists' Guild and the Foundry Art Centre, to connect and inspire our community through the work of local artists and enrich the lives of hospital patients, staff and visitors. Read more...

Richard V. West to Jury 28th Annual Exhibit

"Art St. Louis XXVIII" juror Mr. Richard V. West. Photograph courtesy of Mr. West.

Art Saint Louis is proud to announce the juror of the upcoming Art St. Louis XXVIII, the Exhibition, Mr. Richard V. West. With an extensive resume and a variety of interests in art, Mr. West is an art historian, curator, author, and Director Emeritus of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington.  Native to Prague, Czech Republic, Mr. West studied in Austria and the United States before earning his master’s degree in art history from the University of California at Berkeley. Over the last 45 years he has served as Director for numerous galleries and museums across the U.S.


Art Saint Louis participates in July 6 ArtD Tour

Please join Art Saint Louis as we participate in the July 6, 2012 ArtD Tour. Select one of two Routes on which to travel and visit local galleries: Choose to visit Art Saint Louis, Soulard Contemporary Art Market and Concrete Ocean galleries on Route B or Gateway Gallery, Craft Alliance Delmar Loop and Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on Route A.

The event begins with check-in from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Sheldon Art Galleries in Grand Center. Free parking at Grand Center Parking. Shuttles will depart for Routes A or B from 6:30-7 p.m. Prior to boarding your bus or shuttle, you'll also be able to visit The Pulitzer and CAMSTL.

You can travel on a school bus for $20 per guest (in advance) or $25 (walk-up) OR you can travel in the luxury of an air-conditioned bus equipped with restroom for $30 (in advance) or $35 (walk-up).

Enjoy an After Party (free with ArtD Tour ticket) from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at ArtDimensions, 2720 Cherokee Street. Party includes live music, door prizes, fine art & food.

Choose ROUTE B and join Art Saint Louis on July 6, 2012!!

Tickets may be purchased only through presenter ArtDimensions online or by phone: 314/607-7693.







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