Claude Lyles Joins ASL Board of Directors

Claude Lyles

Art Saint Louis is pleased to welcome Claude Lyles, visual artist and Vice President at US Bank’s Private Client Reserve, as the newest addition to our organization’s Board of Directors. In addition to his work in the banking industry, Mr. Lyles is a painter and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He previously served on the Foundation Board of St. Charles Community College.

 

Claude Lyles’s contact with Art Saint Louis began with a visit to the gallery in the fall of 2011, where he was impressed with the quality and variety of the regional art exhibited. ASL Executive Director Chandler Branch views Mr. Lyles's board appointment as a sign of organizational growth. “Claude’s involvement as a member of the board is an expression of his enthusiasm for the organization’s work and future,” writes Mr. Branch. “The energy he has invested in our mission, already, is an important part of the organization’s forward momentum.”

Food, Glorious Food!

What's the dish?

Food. Wine. Art. And you’re invited. Art Saint Louis presents a month-long harvest of local talent, featuring some of our region’s finest artists, wineries, restaurants and home cooking. …Yes, you read that right, home cooking. Are you ready for the potluck to end all potlucks? Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The centerpiece of Food, Glorious Food is an all-media, juried art exhibit that will feature works about and inspired by food and beverage by artists who live and work within a 200-mile radius of St. Louis. Food, Glorious Food will be presented in our North Gallery, concurrent with Honor Awards 2012, an invitational exhibit featuring work by select 2011 Awards of Excellence winners.

APRIL 14 - MAY 23, 2012
 

Opening Reception & Block Party
Saturday, April 14 • 6 - 8 pm

Take the exceptional energy level of an Art Saint Louis opening and kick it up several notches. Our FREE opening reception for Food, Glorious Food and Honors Awards 2012 will spotlight original art by of some of our region's most talented artists, including a number of Award of Excellence-winners from our 2011 exhibitions. In addition, we'll enjoy live jazz courtesy of Jazz St. Louis, live art by Jennifer Hayes, Dawson Morgan, Erin Rieke and Henryk Ptasiewicz, and door prizes courtesy of Foodie STL, St. Louis Rams and Circus Flora. To add to it all, we'll be treated to a selection of fine wines by Stone Hill Winery, Eleven Eleven Mississippi and St. James Winery.


And what about the food, you ask? A fleet of food trucks will converge on Washington Avenue for our guests. Visit Sauce Magazine's Food Truck Row right in front of the Art Saint Louis Gallery featuring delicious food by The Falafelwhich Wagon, Completely Sauced, The Sausage Syndicate and The Sweet Divine. It promises to be a grand occasion!

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who joined us for the party on April 14! The art was (and is) superb, the music, wine and food was top notch, and the energy level was definately palpable! Stop by our event page on Facebook and enjoy some photos from the occasion.

Downtown STL ARTwalk
Thursday, April 19 • 4 - 9 pm

Join us in the gallery on April 19 as we stay open until 9 pm to participate in the inaugural Downtown St. Louis ARTwalk. On hand in the gallery will be award-winning artist Garry McMichael who will be presenting a live painting demonstration during this special event. The ARTwalk kicks off with an open house at the Leather Trades Artist Lofts at 1600 Locust Street, at 4 pm. From there the walk will include stops in restaurants, galleries and shops along Washington Avenue before ending with a visit to the Art Saint Louis gallery at 555 Washington Avenue. Click here for more info on the ARTwalk.


Metropolis Wine Club
Tuesday, April 24 • 6 - 8 pm

Metropolis Wine Club brings their popular wine tasting, social networking event to the Art Saint Louis gallery. Unique locations, such as lofts, mansions, condos, rooftops, rehabbed houses, recording studios and art galleries, are a hallmark element of Metropolis's monthly wine outings.


Reservations are required. Click here for more info. 
 

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MAIN COURSE: Dine with the Artists
Saturday, April 28 • 7 - 10 pm

Our friends at Something Elegant Catering will treat us to the hospitality and fine dining for which their services are in high demand. This event will feature Tasting Stations placed throughout the Gallery that guests will be able to sample throughout the evening. Dinner in the rare atmosphere of the Art Saint Louis gallery will be further enriched by the company of the talented artists whose work we celebrate, including live art by Jennifer Hayes, Dawson Morgan and Megan Rieke.


Space is limited and reservations are required, $75 per attendee. Click here for menu details, or click below to secure your reservation by PayPal.

 

View photoraphic highlights from the April 28 event in our Facebook album here!

A Mother of a Potluck
Saturday, May 12 • 6 - 8 pm

What happens when you invite over a thousand people to bake their favorite entree, side or dessert, and invite everyone to come and enjoy? We're going to find out! Join us for what promises to be quite a special prelude to Mother's Day, replete with recipe swaps; door prizes; wine tastings by Augusta Winery, Montelle Winery and Stone Hill Winery; and live art by Megan Rieke and Henryk Ptasiewicz.

Event admission is free, however, reservations are required. Click here for details.

 


 

About the exhibit...

The call for entries for Food, Glorious Food was open to artists 21 year of age or older residing in the St. Louis area and surrounding 200-mile radius. From 119 artworks submitted by 65 artists for consideration, Jurors Allyson Mace and Linda Pilcher selected works by 51 artists for the exhibition. A highlight of this special exhibit is that all works are sized 14" or smaller and are all priced $300 or less. Works in the show include ceramics, painting, analog & digital photography, mixed media, paper, printmaking, sculpture, and much more. 

 

Gallery view: "Food, Glorious Food." Photo by Robin Hirsch.

 

Featured artists in this exhibit are:
 

Brittany Lee Accardi, St. Louis, MO 
Bob Ahrens, Edwardsville, IL
Robert Boettcher, St. Louis, MO
Blake Carroll, Festus, MO 
Renae Cole, Clayton, MO
Robert Crowe, Webster Groves, MO
Kathy Czopek, Bridgeton, MO
Jo Jasper Dean, Chesterfield, MO 
Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO 
Naxin Fan, Fenton, MO 
Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO
Ted Fischer, St. Louis, MO 
Carol Fleming, Ladue, MO
Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO 
M.J. Goerke, St. Louis, MO
Jewel S. Gwaltney, Quincy, IL

SJ Hammack, Kirkwood, MO 

 

Maurice Hirsch, Chesterfield, MO

Diana Hoffmann, Town & Country, MO 
Raymond Hummel, St. Peters, MO 
Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO     
Cassandra Lawlor, Peoria, IL 
Arlene Ligori, St. Louis, MO
Jimmy Liu*, Ballwin, MO
George Malek, Fenton, MO 
Garry McMichael, St. Louis, MO

Judith Medoff, Clayton, MO
Dawson Morgan, Chesterfield, MO 
Mary Mosblech, St. Louis, MO       
Norleen Nosri, Columbia, MO    
Frank O'Brien, University City, MO
T. Matthew Pierson, Wentzville, MO
Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO
Becky Riney, St. Charles, MO

 

Marilyn Robinson, St. Louis, MO

Mary Gardner Russe, Clayton, MO
Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO
Annie Scheumbauer St. Louis, MO
Robert Schleicher, Maplewood, MO
Mary Beth Shaw, Wildwood, MO
Yael Shomroni, Webster Groves, MO
Lisa Sisley-Blinn*, O'Fallon, MO
Michelle Streiff*, Wildwood, MO
Laura Sutton, St. Charles, MO
Susie Tenzer, Olivette, MO
Calise Thompson, Lake St. Louis, MO
Steve Turner, St. Louis, MO
Julie Wiegand, Berger, MO
Bill M. Wilkey, Columbia, MO
Kay Wood, St. Louis, MO
Barbara Zucker, St. Louis, MO

* = Award of Excellence recipients

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New shows open at Art Saint Louis

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday evening, January 21, 2012 to celebrate our first two exhibits of 2012: "Memory," an all media show featuring works by 33 regional artists. The artworks in "Memory" deal with the sense of memory as interpreted by the artists working in all styles, themes, techniques and media. Also opening: "Sukkah City Annex: Defining & Defying Boundaries," featuring works by eight artists who interpret the Sukkah structure. We had an excellent reception with about 200 artists & friends in the Gallery to celebrate the exhibits.

Both new exhibits remain on view through February 23. The Art Saint Louis Gallery is FREE & open to the public. Both exhibits remain on view through February 23 with Gallery hours Monday & Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn more here.

  

Gallery view: "Memory." Photo by Robin Hirsch.

ASL on 'State of the Arts'

Juror Andrew Stein Raftery discusses artwork featured in the exhibition.The mission of Art Saint Louis was brought to life in a recent episode of HEC-TV's Emmy Award-winning program State of the Arts. Our annual all styles, all media, all themes exhibit, Art Saint Louis XXVII, The Exhibition, provides the backdrop for conversation on our work. Featured are interviews with artists Jennifer HayesBrian D. SmithLouis NahlikMegan Rieke, William D'Sousa and Mary Beth Shaw, and with Juror Andrew Stein Raftery and Executive Director Chandler Branch.
 

To enjoy the full State of the Arts episode (56 minutes) of which the video above is a part, click here.

Footage courtesy of HEC-TV. Used with permission.

Interview with Kate Snyder

 by Micah Liesenfeld

 

Kate Snyder. Arsenic and Old Lace inspired belt buckle.

 

Imagine yourself as a child 100 years from now discovering in your grandfather's attic an old dusty chest. Rummaging through it, a small item catches your eye: a metal bracelet. You hold it in your hand and notice that each link in the chain resembles the book cover of a different fairy tale. On the inside of each cover is illustrated, in small careful detail, a scene from each story. Who created this and why? To whom was this bracelet given and who wore it?  You wonder all of these things as you try it on.

Fortunately, we don't have to wonder here and now since the artist, Kate Snyder, happens to be showing this very piece in the current exhibit at Art Saint Louis, "Art Saint Louis XXVII, the Exhibition." I recently had the opportunity to catch up with her, and she indulged me an interview:

 

Kate Snyder. Childhood Bracelet. 2011. Enamel, Sterling Silver

 

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