Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience 2018

Please join Art Saint Louis for our Spring 2018 exhibit, Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience, featuring works by 32 St. Louis regional artists.

Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience April 14-May 24, 2018. FREE reception Saturday, April 21, 5-7 p.m. 


Art Saint Louis presents Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience, an all media juried exhibitpresented in the Art Saint Louis Gallery at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, MO. The exhibition is presented April 14 through May 24, 2018, and opens with a FREE reception on Saturday, April 21 from 5-7 p.m.


Graphic design by Emily AmbergerGraphic design by Emily AmbergerThis juried exhibit showcases the talents of Artists Informed by Time. This exhibit was open to artists aged 70+ who, by making art, share their thoughts & ideas about the world and themselves with us. For this exhibit, 135 artworks were submitted by 49 St. Louis regional artists for consideration by exhibition Jurors Lynn Friedman Hamilton and Hannah Klemm from which they selected 51 artworks in a variety of media by 31 artists from Missouri and Illinois for the final show.

Artworks featured in this multi-media exhibit address all themes, styles, techniques, and media—the theme of this exhibit is actually the artists themselves. The 51 artworks featured include book arts, ceramics, collage, digital media, drawing, glass, jewelry, painting, pastel, photography, and more.

We invite you to take a sneak peek at the exhibit in our Facebook exhibit album here. All of the works  featured in the show can be viewed in this album, which also includes gallery views. We will add highlights from our April 21 opening reception shortly.

Serving as Jurors for this year's exhibit were Lynn Friedman Hamilton and Hannah Klemm. Lynn Friedman Hamilton is Founder and Executive Director of Maturity and Its Muse, a St. Louis-based organization that engages older adults and celebrates aging. Lynn has spent more than a quarter of a century organizing social group activities for older adults through Maturity and Its Muse. A curator, former gallery owner and entrepreneur, she has extensive experience in the arts. Hannah Klemm is Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri. Klemm previously was the Fisher Collection Graduate Curatorial Fellow at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA. 

 



This exhibit is a follow-up to our 2016 presentation, Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience. We had such an enjoyable time presenting the previous exhibit that we decided to do it again in 2018.


The 31 featured artists in this exhibition include:
J'Ann Schoonmaker Allen, St. Louis, MO 

Bob Bolla, Chesterfield, MO    
Ty de LaVenta, St. Louis, MO
Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO 
John Dyess, Eureka, MO 
Marcia Gay, Defiance, MO 
M.J. Goerke, St. Louis, MO 
James Hildebrand, St. Louis, MO 
Maurice Hirsch, Chesterfield, MO
Jane Johnson Hoeltzel, Clayton, MO 
Barbara Holtz, Clayton, MO 
Jane Isenberg, Chesterfield, MO 
Sandy Kaplan, Richmond Heights, MO 
Terry Lay, St. Louis, MO 
Jo Rezny McCredie, Arnold, MO 
Kitty Mollman, Ladue, MO
Elizabeth Moore, St. Louis, MO
John Newman, St. Louis, MO 
Pat Owoc, St. Louis, MO    
Adrienne Patel, St. Louis, MO     
Judith Repke, Bridgeton, MO        
Dennis Ringering, Collinsville, IL
Clarence Robinson, Florissant, MO 
Harvey Salvin, St. Louis, MO 
Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO 
Marilyn R. Smith, St. Louis, MO 
Charles L. Vincent, Festus, MO 
Kate Warner, Kirkwood, MO
Razine Wenneker, St. Louis, MO    
Kay Wood, St. Louis, MO 
Barbara Zucker, St. Louis, MO


SPECIAL EVENT
COFFEE WITH THE ARTISTS: SATURDAY GALLERY TALK
Saturday, April 28, 10-11 a.m.    FREE

Please join us at Art Saint Louis on Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. and meet four of the featured artists in Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience.

Guests can enjoy complimentary coffee tastings courtesy of Catalyst Coffee Bar while the artists talk about their works on view in the exhibit, discuss the media that they use and the various techniques that they apply to making their form of artwork. The artists may also bring in small samples of their other artworks. Guests will walk with the artists through the Gallery as they talk about their works on view in this special exhibition. This event is FREE & open to the public.

Meet the following artists at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 28:
• J'Ann Schoonmaker Allen, mixed media, printmaking

Ty de LaVenta, mixed media painting
Sandy Kaplan, ceramic sculpture
Elizabeth (Betty) Moore, painting


PARKING RECOMMENDATIONS

There are parking METERS on Pine Street and Olive Street & other nearby streets. Parking meters run 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Fines are steep ($15-20), so don't let your meter expire. If you park at a meter for the reception, remember that meters operate in downtown until 7 p.m. on Saturday. Visit Downtown St. Louis.org's website for additional parking suggestions. You can also download the handy Parkmobile app, whereby you can monitor & pay your parking meter via your mobile phone.


Hourly parking is available in the PARK PACIFIC GARAGE with an entrance on the South side of Olive just West of Tucker. Parking is at your own expense-we do not validate. Pay for parking with cash or credit at machine in elevator bay (no more than 15 minutes prior to departure) OR by credit card upon exiting garage. Be sure to take your parking receipt/ticket with you when you exit your car to visit the Gallery or you won't be able to get back in to the garage to get to your garage. Your parking ticket is your key to get back in to the garage.

The Gallery is easily accessible by PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION with MetroLink and MetroBus with MetroBus stops on Olive Street and Tucker right near the building.


Some of the 53 artworks featured in the exhibit:

Terry Lay, St. Louis, MO. "Ancient Citadel." 2017. Watercolor on Paper, 17”x23”. $1,000. Terry Lay, St. Louis, MO. "Ancient Citadel." 2017. Watercolor on Paper, 17”x23”. $1,000. J'Ann Schoonmaker Allen, St. Louis, MO. "Myth no symbol." 2017. Cyanotype; Monoprints on Handmade & Alternate Paper with Stitching, 14”x18”. $300.J'Ann Schoonmaker Allen, St. Louis, MO. "Myth no symbol." 2017. Cyanotype; Monoprints on Handmade & Alternate Paper with Stitching, 14”x18”. $300. Marcia Gay, Defiance, MO. "Fig." 2017. Photograph, 22”x22”. $125.Marcia Gay, Defiance, MO. "Fig." 2017. Photograph, 22”x22”. $125.
John Newman, St. Louis, MO. "Fine in Red." 2016. Digital Graphic Design printed on Gatorboard, 63”x45”. $500.John Newman, St. Louis, MO. "Fine in Red." 2016. Digital Graphic Design printed on Gatorboard, 63”x45”. $500. Adrienne Patel, St. Louis, MO. "Dispersion-Connections to Spirits and Ancestors I." 2017. Mixed Media on Paper, 40”x30”. $800.Adrienne Patel, St. Louis, MO. "Dispersion-Connections to Spirits and Ancestors I." 2017. Mixed Media on Paper, 40”x30”. $800. Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO. "Botanical: Abstract II." 2015. Oil on Canvas, 40”x30”. $1,000.Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO. "Botanical: Abstract II." 2015. Oil on Canvas, 40”x30”. $1,000.
Bob Bolla, Chesterfield, MO. "Gaucho and Partner." 2017. Digital Photograph, 20”x26”. $90. Bob Bolla, Chesterfield, MO. "Gaucho and Partner." 2017. Digital Photograph, 20”x26”. $90. Barbara Holtz, Clayton, MO. "Arrival." 2015. Oil on Paper, 54.7”x45”. $10,000.Barbara Holtz, Clayton, MO. "Arrival." 2015. Oil on Paper, 54.7”x45”. $10,000. Sandy Kaplan, Richmond Heights, MO. "Avant-Garde: Beatrice Wood/Joan Miro." 2016. Terra Cotta Clay with Glazes, 19”x16”x16”. $3,500.Sandy Kaplan, Richmond Heights, MO. "Avant-Garde: Beatrice Wood/Joan Miro." 2016. Terra Cotta Clay with Glazes, 19”x16”x16”. $3,500. 
James Hildebrand, St. Louis, MO. "Morning Light on Alberta Falls." 2016. Oil on Canvas, 24”x30”. $2,400.James Hildebrand, St. Louis, MO. "Morning Light on Alberta Falls." 2016. Oil on Canvas, 24”x30”. $2,400. Harvey Salvin, St. Louis, MO. "Winter Light." 2016. Enamel, Oil on Masonite, 16”x19 5/8”. $900.Harvey Salvin, St. Louis, MO. "Winter Light." 2016. Enamel, Oil on Masonite, 16”x19 5/8”. $900. Kate Warner, Kirkwood, MO. "Cliff Cave Bluff." 2016. Oil on Canvas, 6”x8”. $125.Kate Warner, Kirkwood, MO. "Cliff Cave Bluff." 2016. Oil on Canvas, 6”x8”. $125.
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