May
24
to Dec 1

"Printing the Pastoral: Visions of the Countryside in 18th Century Europe"

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Saint Louis Art Museum presents “Printing the Pastoral: Visions of the Countryside in 18th Century Europeon view in Gallery 100 May 24-December 1, 2019.
Printing the Pastoral” examines the early development of one of the most recognizable textile genres: copperplate-printed cotton, popularly known as toile.  In the mid-18th century, advances in dye technology allowed textile printers—previously confined to using coarser woodblocks—to exploit the same copperplates long used by etchers and engravers. For the first time, finely detailed pictorial designs could be faithfully reproduced in colorfast dyes on fabric.
This multimedia exhibition highlights the nostalgia for pastoral themes common to both textile consumers and art collectors by pairing furnishing fabrics with prints by (or after) Rembrandt van Rijn, Nicolaes Berchem, Jacob van Ruisdael, Paulus Potter, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and François Boucher. It features a number of textiles never before exhibited at SLAM including recent gifts of printed cottons by Richard and Suellen Meyer and an important loan of an early English toile from the Missouri History Museum.
Printing the Pastoral” is curated by Genny Cortinovis, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts and Design and Heather Hughes, Senior Research Assistant and Study Room Manager, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., F 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Jul
27
to Oct 11

Call for Entries: “Between The Threads”

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Webster Arts announces the call for entries for "Between The Threads," a national juried exhibit. Open to U.S. artists 18+. Fiber artists are encouraged to submit 2-d and 3-d original artworks that are fiber-based, including handmade paper sculpture, art quilts, tapestry, weaving, basketry, art knitting, embroidery, and more. The focus of the artwork must be fiber or fiber technique. Will not consider the following: no floor- or ceiling-hung installations; no video. no wearables. No works previously exhibited by Webster Arts. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging. Size limits: wall-displayed work not to exceed 48″x48″ & weight not to exceed 20 lbs.; Free-standing work not to exceed 32″x32″x60″ & weight not to exceed 50 lbs. Exhibit presented November 12-December 20, 2019. Opens with reception on November 12, 6-8 p.m. Juror: Jan Byron, nationally recognized fiber artist based in Dallas, TX. Cash prizes include $250 Best of Show and (2) $100 Awards of Excellence. Sales are encouraged with 30% commission. Insurance. Juried by JPEGs online (file size 1000-1920 pixels longest side; 72 ppi/dpi; 5 MB max). 1 full-view image and 1 detail view accepted per artwork. Deadline to enter: October 11, 2019. $35/3 artworks. FMI: Webster Arts, 483 E. Lockwood Ave., #108, Schultz Hall at Eden Theological Seminary. 314/918-2671. Apply here.

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Aug
24
to Dec 22

"Sam Falls"

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Laumeier Sculpture Park presents “Sam Falls,” a new exhibition Curated by Dana Turkovic on view August 24-December 22, 2019.
Los Angeles-based artist Sam Falls treks into the wilderness, traversing many of America’s national parks and even submerging himself underwater to create compositions on large sheets of canvas that capture the formal qualities of the local plant life. Using only colored pigment and the sun, Falls creates paintings that sublimate the nature world, recording a particular moment in time as well as the human impulse to connect with nature. In his sculpture and ceramic work Falls layers scavenged branches, twigs and leaves to create intricate patterns that constitute a vague definition of “place.”
For Laumeier Sculpture Park, Falls created two on-site large scale paintings documenting the Park’s forest floor by using his distinctive painting techniques with dried pigments, dew drops, rain and mist. Working with Laumeier’s master gardener to grow a customized garden, Falls will use the resulting flora on two-monumental sculptures using I-beams and brightly glazed clay tiles. The two hard-edged towers will only represent a sliver of the overwhelming space and abundance of nature.
Sam Falls (b. 1984) was raised in Vermont. He received his BA from Reed College (2007) and MFA from ICP-Bard (2010). He has had solo exhibitions at 303 Gallery, New York, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Trento and Rovereto, Italy; The Kitchen, New York; Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Pomona College Museum of Art; Public Art Fund, New York; and LAXART, Los Angeles, among others. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado; Le Consortium, Dijon; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, England; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Menil Collection, Houston; Museo MADRE, Naples; and the International Center of Photography, New York; among others. Falls lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Aug
30
to Oct 27

"Fidencio Fifield-Perez: Little Cuttings"

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design presents “Fidencio Fifield-Perez: Little Cuttings,” August 30-October 27, 2019.
Free reception Friday, August 30, 6-8 p.m.
Fidencio Fifield-Perez’s work speaks to the idea of “home”. Fidencio was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, but was raised in North Carolina after his family migrated. The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Program, an executive order enacted by Obama in July 2012, allowed him the ability to drive and to work legally without fear of deportation. DACA also allowed Fidencio to receive funding to pursue his masters at the University of Iowa in Fall 2013. For comfort he surrounded himself with potted plants to create a sense of contentment and security during his travels to a new home, the Midwest.
His current work examines immigration, the drug war, and socio­economic issues affecting Mexico. In his work, Fidencio manipulates newspaper cuttings, maps, paper, and painting surfaces to refer to the crafts and customs taught to him as a toddler in Oaxaca – ones used to celebrate festivals and mourn the dead. For the artist, these techniques are a way to reconnect with a time and place no longer present.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Aug
31
to Sep 22

"DADI"

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Erica Popp Studio + Gallery presents “DADI,” a solo exhibition of recent work by St. Louis-based mixed media artist Mee Jey. On view August 31-September 22, 2019.
The word "Dadi" means "grandmother" in Hindi. Reflecting on her grandmother’s stories, artist Mee Jey has found that her lessons about the entwining of art and life are similar to those of avant-garde movements such as Dada. Jey traces her philosophical and creative lineage through her grandmother and draws heavily from Dada in her multidisciplinary practice. 

This exhibition is a complex installation made of 100 hand-made dolls that surround an eight-sided figure connected with three larger than life fabric "hair falls," which also serve as a backdrop to the work. Along with story-telling, Jey's grandmother taught her how to transform discards into art. To honor this, she has used only recycled materials to create this work.
Free reception August 31, 5-7 p.m.
Free closing reception & gallery talk September 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with artist Mee Jey and Tola Porter, PhD Candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis.
This exhibit is free & open to the public with Gallery hours by appointment.

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Sep
1
to Sep 26

“Timeless Fibers: Tradition and Beyond”

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The Gallery at the University City Public Library presents “Timeless Fibers: Tradition and Beyond,” a juried exhibit featuring artists from the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis as they embrace time-honored woven traditions as well as explore contemporary fiber techniques. Exhibit is on view September 1-26, 2019.
Free reception on Friday, September 6, 6-8 p.m. with a special Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.
Special Event on September 17, 4-8 p.m. with Weavers' Guild of St. Louis artist demonstrations from 4-8 p.m. & Storytime 6:30 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. Closed Labor Day.

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Sep
4
to Sep 29

"Art is...wearable"

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Jacoby Arts Center presents the juried exhibit, “Art is…wearable” on view in the OFS Saint Anthony Gallery September 4-29, 2019. Fashion is a language that tells a story about the person who wears it and it is a means of self-expression. Jacoby Arts Center wants to being a dialogue about art that is wearable. Namely, fashion. “Art is… wearable” is an all fabric exhibition that seeks to reveal to the community the artists’ state of mind through the art of fashion. Even more, we are asking artists to tell us their story and allow us to see their self-expression through fashion. Featuring works by Lynn Carter, Naomi Elson, Diane Isbell, Sandy Jenkin, Sally Kirbach, Stacy Lovejoy, Hayla Ragland, Susan Sontag.
The show opens with a free reception on Friday, September 6, 6-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m.

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Sep
6
to Oct 12

"New Work in Amuletic Sculpture," "Navigating Borders," "Solar Temple"

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Duane Reed Gallery presents three exhibitions September 6-October 12, 2019: "Sun Smith-Fôret: New Work in Amuletic Sculpture," featuring the artist’s Trans-tribal sculptures; "Navigating Borders," Rebecca Hutchinson, sculptural forms; and Ethan Meyer’s "Solar Temple" featuring a mixed media immersive installation of fiber-based work.
Free opening reception September 13, 5-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Sep
6
to Oct 11

“Future Tense 2019”

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Edwardsville Art Center hosts Surface Design Association’s “Future Tense 2019” exhibition on view September 6-October 11, 2019.
Free opening reception Friday, September 6, 6-8 p.m.
Free lecture October 5, 2 p.m. in Edwardsville High School Auditorium: “Figuring it Out: Truths of Being Successful” with panelists artists Rena Wood, Jennifer Reis, Catherine Reinhart; moderated by Andrea Vail.
This special SDA exhibit celebrates the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques. The exhibit offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today. Featuring artists Michelle Chan (Overland Park, KS), Lizbeth de la Luna (Des Moines, IA), Amelia Greteman (Kansas City, MO), Rebecca Hahn (Milwaukee, WI), Anita Hawkins (Salt Lake City, UT), Rachel Hefferan (Fennville, MI), Hyunsoo Kim (New York, NY) Lueking Knabe (Kansas City, MO), Liz Koerner (Little Rock, AR), Hannah Morrison (Kansas City, MO), Erin LaRocque (Chicago, IL), Nina Littrell (Kansas City, MO), Kate Mamone (Mayfield Heights, OH), Patricia Martin (San Luis Obispo, CA), Harper Newell (Kansas City, MO), Elizabeth Overtoom (Mesa, AZ), Kathy Pallie (San Rafael, CA), Allison Sheldon (Lawrence, KS), Meagan Smith (Kent, OH), Penelope Stopper (Kansas City, MO), Sandy Zhang (Greenville, SC).
"Future Tense 2019” was juried by Tamryn McDermott, artist and Campus Arts Associate for the Campus Arts Initiative at Penn State University. Tamryn also manages the traveling exhibition, “Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America,” a collaboration between the National Basketry Organization and the University of Missouri; and Kim Eichler-Messmer, Associate Professor in Fiber at the Kansas City Art Institute where she has taught surface design, quilting, and natural dye since 2008.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sep
6
to Oct 4

"Anonymous Women"

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The Messing Gallery at MICDS presents “Anonymous Women,” a solo exhibition of works by artist Patty Carroll. On view September 6-October 4, 2019.
In her most recent project, “Anonymous Women,” Patty Carroll addresses women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. By camouflaging the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects, Carroll creates a dark and humorous game of hide-and-seek between her viewers and the Anonymous Woman.
The Anonymous Woman” series has been exhibited internationally and has won multiple awards including Carroll being acknowledged as one of Photolucida’s “Top 50” in 2104. Her work has been featured in prestigious blogs and international magazines such as the Huffington Post, The Cut, Ain’t Bad Magazine, and BJP in Britain. Her work has been shown internationally in many one-person exhibits in China and Europe, as well as the USA. (White Box Museum, Beijing, Art Institute of Chicago, Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England, among others.) She has participated in over 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and her work is included in many public and private collections. Carroll is currently Artist in Residence at Studios Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri.
Free reception Friday, September 6, 6-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Sep
6
to Oct 8

"Statements in Silk"

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Missouri Artists on Main presents “Statements in Silk” on view in the Gallery September 6-October 1, 2019. This show features recent work by area artist Lori Prettyman.
Free reception Friday, September 6, 6:30-9 p.m. & artist’s gallery talk 7:30-7:40 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-S 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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Sep
6
to Dec 29

"Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue States"

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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents “Stephanie Syujco: Rogue Stateson view September 6-December 29, 2019.
Join CAMSTL & the artist at the free reception with the artist on Friday, September 6 from 7-9 p.m. and free artist talk on Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m.
Working across a variety of media, Stephanie Syjuco––born 1974 in Manila, based in the Bay Area––explores the complicated ways in which we understand such politically charged concepts as citizen, immigrant, nationhood, and identity. Central to “Rogue States” is her 2016 installation “Neutral Calibration Studies (Ornament + Crime)”, an array of objects and images that build up encoded narratives relating to the colonized and the colonizer, modernity and tradition, reality and artifice. In line with these themes, the installation “Rogue States” is made up of twenty-two reproduced flags originally used in Hollywood films to represent fictional enemy nations through the lens of the West. The photographic series “Cargo Cults” revisits historical ethnographic studio portraiture via a fictional display. For a new site-specific installation for CAM, Syjuco will take the “living exhibits”—recreated villages with native inhabitants—of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair as a point of departure, linking history to present-day fabrications of non-Western cultures.
Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue States is organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator, with Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Th-F 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Sep
6
to Oct 9

"Material World"

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Soulard Art Gallery presents “Material World,” a fiber art exhibition on view September 6-October 8, 2019.
All things take on a different look when you envision a material world. As we know it is and as we think it could be. The use of fabric, threads, buttons, bits & pieces of material take shape. The fabric of people, places & things make for a delightful colorful world. It could be simple or complicated. Using techniques of collage, sewing, weaving, and more, artists were invited to create unusual & diverse materials worlds for this special exhibit.
Featuring works by Leslie Anglin, Nancy K. Bush, Kacey Cowdery, Peggy Derhake, Shannon, Dibadj, Carla Duncan, Becky Grass, Jen Guss, Bob Hartzell, Victoria La’niese, Sarah Kuhlmann, Caroline Manalo, Carole Morales, Jacqueline Pruitt, C.W. Reynolds, TIffany RIchards, Cindy Royal, Uriel Starbuck, Ana Sumner, Rebecca Thorn, Andrew Young.
Free reception Friday, September 6, 7-9 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public Th 5-9 p.m., F 12-6 p.m., Sat. 12-8 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m

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Sep
7
to Nov 7

“Rooted: A Community Response to Nature and Urban Landscape”

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Yeyo Arts Collective presents “Rooted: A Community Response to Nature and Urban Landscape.” September 7-November 7, 2019. "Rooted" connects the work of local artists and activists with neighbors of St. Louis' Greater Ville area. The historically black neighborhood has been the home of many great figures. In this body of work we honor the lives of past great figures and the current residents of the North Saint Louis area. Youth, elders and community members come together for an interwoven outdoor installation led by artists Dail Chambers and Elizabeth Vega, with ArthouseSTL (3911 Greer Avenue) and the Greer Collective. The outdoor installation will flow throughout the 3900 block of Greer Avenue.
Free reception October 3, 5-8 p.m.
Related events include Participatory Workshops at Arthouse, 3911 Greer Ave. on August 1 and August 15, both 5-8 p.m.

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Sep
8
to Oct 29

"Reflections on Cloth"

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The Monday Club of Webster Groves presents “Reflections on Cloth,” a solo exhibition featuring artist Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen on view September 8-October 29, 2019 in the Monday Club Gallery. Free reception Sunday, September 8, 2-4 p.m. Free Artist’s Gallery Talk on Monday, September 7, 1 p.m.
Artist’s Exhibition Statement: “When I was seven, my grandmother taught me how to embroider images onto cloth. For practice, she drew on fabric with pencil and I stitched over her lines, the same way her mother taught her. The act of transforming thread into drawing became an experience of intimacy, an act which connects me to my lineage. This exhibition explores portrait image, text, and pattern through stitched line. The embroidered images are both a reflection of self, and a reflection of intimate togetherness.”
Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Fibers from Truman State University, and her Masters of Fine Arts in Fibers at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. In 2010, she spent a month volunteering in Bolivia with Projecto Artesania Zona Andina (PAZA), a women’s weaving cooperative consisting of three generations of women weaving and sewing together to support their families. In 2011, she was awarded a Nathan Cummings Travel Grant to spend the summer in Limpopo, South Africa to volunteer with Mapusha, a women’s cooperative with a similar purpose of empowerment for women by creating income through weaving and creation of artisan products. Kelsey currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, teaching outreach and community classes in textiles. Continuing to learn and to teach others has become an important part of her life as an artist, and these experiences filter in to her studio practice.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M, W & F 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or by appointment. For appointment to view call 314/737-7571 or 314/477-6581.

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Sep
12
to Oct 30

"Envelop"

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St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Theatre Gallery presents “Envelop” is a fiber art exhibition featuring works by Janie Stamm and Liz Moore on view September 12-October 30, 2019. Each artist engages with familiar craft techniques and materials and subverts these to find a deeper meaning within their fibers. Rather than using these fibers to provide warmth and comfort, their works envelop the viewers physically and psychically with concepts of the grotesque, attraction/repulsion, the artificial, violence, Queerness, and the threats our world faces in a changing climate.
Free reception September 24, 1:30 p.m.
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Sep
13
to Oct 11

“Not My Usual Go To!” and "Remembering Gil Fisher: Movement/Memorium"

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The Parish Gallery at Trinity Episcopal Church presents “Not My Usual Go To!” and "Remembering Gil Fisher: Movement/Memorium," on view September 13-October 11, 2019.
Not My Usual Go To!” is curated by Carlene Fullerton and Eden Harris and aims to challenge the featured artists to explore fiber techniques that they normally don't work with in their regular art practice. Gina Alvarez, Suzy Farren, Carlene Fullerton, Eden Harris, Barbara Holmes, Kelly Larson, Alan Masterson, Janice Wallace.

Concurrent exhibit: "Remembering Gil Fisher: Movement/Memorium," featuring works by the late Gil Fisher who was a member of Trinity Church that designed and created needlepoint pieces inspired by dance and movement.
Gilbert Blain Fisher had a passion for teaching and for the arts. He joined the faculty at the Missouri School for the Blind in his twenties and devoted the rest of his professional career to that institution directing the choir there. Gil loved the performing arts, especially opera, the symphony, musical theatre and dance. He studied modern dance for decades at Washington University and was adept at writing choreography in Labanotation (Kinetography Laban).
Perhaps his interest in needlepoint developed from his strong sense of form and costuming in dance. Many of the images in this exhibit emerged from classes and performances Gil attended or on which he was working. His party costumes were unforgettable. He was genderqueer way before its time. 
A founding member of Trinity Memorial Garden, Gil was dedicated to his church and served as Master of Ceremonies at Trinity for many years. Fisher was a comforting and anchoring presence to his friends and students in a sometimes quaking world.
Free reception & artists’ gallery talk September 13, 6-8 p.m.
These exhibits are free & open to the public T-Th 8 a.m.-4 p.m., F 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Sep
20
to Dec 15

“ADORNMENT: The Body as Maker and Made”

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Millstone Gallery at COCA presents “ADORNMENT: The Body as Maker and Made” September 20–December 15, 2019.
Free reception Friday, September 20, 5:30 p.m.
Curated by COCA’s Curator in Residence, Yvonne Osei, this exhibit seeks to provoke a re-imagination of the human body by presenting the body itself as an artist/maker; the body as art; and the body as a medium for art. With visual art at its center, the exhibition will be a mixed-media experience that explores this concept through the lens of performance art (dance, poetry, vocal music), textiles (costumes, clothing), and other forms of body adornment (hair, nails). Invited visual artists will provide the centerpiece of the exhibition and will be selected for their relevance to the theme as well as an effort to present both complementary and contrasting styles and media.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Sep
20
to Oct 23

"Connection: To and From"

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St. Louis Artists’ Guild hosts Surface Design Association’s “Connection: To and From” exhibition on view at the Artists’ Guild September 20-October 23, 2019.
The exhibition is a Midwestern Fiber exchange and dialogue between Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) and Indiana University (IU) MFA and BFA students. Located in the outside display windows of the St Louis Artists' Guild, each of the three windows occupies a space that builds connections to emerging professionals in the field of textiles: one KCAI installation, one IU installation and one Mail Art group show. The mail art exchanges are improvisations and samples for building community and prompting material innovations in which over a period of three weeks, students will each make and exchange multiple small pieces.
A special free reception will be held Thursday, October 3, time 5-8 p.m. in honor of SDA’s “Beyond the Surface” Conference in St. Louis October 3-6, 2019.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Sep
20
to Oct 23

"On the Surface on The Ramp!"

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St. Louis Artists’ Guild presents “On the Surface on The Ramp!” on view September 20-October 23, 2019.
This exhibit presents artworks that demonstrate some surface design process, i.e. dyeing, stamping, stenciling, embroidery, beading, or other embellishment techniques. Featuring works by St. Louis Artists’ Guild members.
Juror: St. Louis-based textile artist & educator Luanne Rimel. Rimel's work has been included in "Quilt National" and exhibited in the "Smithsonian Craft Show," Washington, D.C. Her works are published in Art Quilts of the Midwest (University of Iowa Press). Luanne holds an MFA in Fibers from SIU Edwardsville. She served as Director of Education at Craft Alliance + Design, St. Louis, MO for 16 years and is currently a full-time studio artist. Rimel's work is represented locally by Duane Reed Gallery.
Free gallery talk with Juror Luanne Rimel, Wednesday, October 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Free reception Thursday, October 3, 5-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Sep
20
to Oct 23

"Beyond the Surface"

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St. Louis Artists’ Guild hosts Surface Design Association’s “Beyond the Surface” members’ exhibition on view at the Artists’ Guild September 20-October 23, 2019.
Jurors for this exhibit were Jo Stealey, fiber artist, Chair, Art Department, University of Missouri School of Visual Studies, Columbia, MO and Jim Arendt, Assistant Professor, Gallery Director, Coastal Carolina University.
The 48 featured artists in this exhibit include SDA members Jessica Wildman Katz, George-Ann Bowers, Kate Barber, Roz Ritter, Ann Clarke, Susan Hensel, Gretchen Morrissey, Karen Gustafson, Anette Millington, Marie Bergstedt, Steve Donegan, Ann Coddington, Dorothy McGuinness, Ruth Tabancay, Dong Kyu Kim, Michael Rohde, Deborah Kruger, Nanhee Kim, Hale Ekinci, Judy Bales, Connie Lippert, Lily Lee, Jennifer Davies, Leslie Simon, Melinda K.P. Stees, Susan Avila, Alexander Hernandez, Faith Hagenhofer, Helen Geglio, Margaret Jo Feldman, Chris Motley, Eva Camacho, Saberah Malik, Victoria Potrovitza, Marie Fornaro, Catherine Reinhart, Raija Jokinen, Barbara De Pirro, Amy Sands, Marie McInerney, Jenn McNamara, Xia Gao, Frances Parry, Christine Aaron, April Dauscha, Kathy Nida, Astrid Hilger Bennett and Jennie Frederick.
A special free reception will be held Thursday, October 3, time 5-8 p.m. in honor of SDA’s “Beyond the Surface” Conference in St. Louis October 3-6, 2019.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Sep
22
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Closing reception & gallery talk: “DADI"

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Erica Popp Studio + Gallery presents “DADI,” a solo exhibition of recent work by St. Louis-based mixed media artist Mee Jey. On view August 31-September 22, 2019.
The word "Dadi" means "grandmother" in Hindi. Reflecting on her grandmother’s stories, artist Mee Jey has found that her lessons about the entwining of art and life are similar to those of avant-garde movements such as Dada. Jey traces her philosophical and creative lineage through her grandmother and draws heavily from Dada in her multidisciplinary practice. 

This exhibition is a complex installation made of 100 hand-made dolls that surround an eight-sided figure connected with three larger than life fabric "hair falls," which also serve as a backdrop to the work. Along with story-telling, Jey's grandmother taught her how to transform discards into art. To honor this, she has used only recycled materials to create this work.
Free closing reception & gallery talk September 22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. with artist Mee Jey and Tola Porter, PhD Candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis.
This exhibit is free & open to the public with Gallery hours by appointment.

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Sep
23
to Oct 17

"Vanessa Viruet: Flagged”

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George Caleb Bingham Gallery at University of Missouri presents “Vanessa Viruet: Flagged” September 23-October 17, 2019. Vanessa Viruet straddles borders. In her own words, “[She’s] not quite Puerto Rican enough, American enough, or Queer enough, and [her] work is an attempt to understand those distinctions.” Her artistic practice is dedicated to material explorations through the language of flags. The emblem of a flag is used to construct meaning and identity, serving as a mirror for examining the cultural self.  She uses the bandana as an example of socioeconomic cloth, one associated with her own upbringing. Flagging and introducing this icon into a gallery setting is an effort in connecting the vast space between the art world and various communities of those often labeled as “outsiders”. Viruet exaggerates scale as a literal and symbolic gesture of intervention, a way of colonizing and claiming space in the world as a queer, Latina woman from el Barrio.
Vanessa Viruet is a Chicago based fiber artist of Puerto Rican descent. She was raised in Milwaukee, WI and received two degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art, a M.A in Teaching and a BFA in Fiber. Viruet creates monumental scale artworks to examine the complex histories rooted in textiles. Her work addresses issues such as identity, cultural heritage, gender and class. For six years she served as an art instructor for Chicago Public Schools and in 2018 she received her MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She recently completed an apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia and an ACRE summer residency in Steuben, WI. Viruet exhibits her work nationally and has studied abroad in France and Jamaica. She currently teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago. Someday she hopes to have her own college scholarship for artists of color.
Free reception & artist’s gallery talk Monday, October 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th 8 a.m.-5 p.m., F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Sep
24
1:30 PM13:30

Opening reception: "Envelop"

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St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Theatre Gallery presents “Envelop” is a fiber art exhibition featuring works by Janie Stamm and Liz Moore on view September 12-October 30, 2019. Each artist engages with familiar craft techniques and materials and subverts these to find a deeper meaning within their fibers. Rather than using these fibers to provide warmth and comfort, their works envelop the viewers physically and psychically with concepts of the grotesque, attraction/repulsion, the artificial, violence, Queerness, and the threats our world faces in a changing climate.
Free reception September 24, 1:30 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public by appointment only brunner.sloan@gmail.com or 314/513-4375.

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Sep
26
to Oct 19

"Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators"

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Presented by Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis Community College at Meramec
"Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators" features work and insights from individuals active as both artists and educators in the field of fiber art. As educators, they are passionate about expanding the field of Fiber Art and, as artists, their work shows expertise in technique and materials. Curated by Rena Wood, this exhibit features works by Pazia Mannella, Gabe Duggan, Jennifer Crenshaw, Crystal Gregory, Andrea Vail, Kim Eichler-Messmer, and Rena Wood.
Free Curator’s Gallery talk October 5, 10-10:30 a.m.
Free reception Saturday, October 5, 5:30-8 p.m. including short presentation with Curator Rena Wood.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., F 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Sep
27
to Nov 7

"Portraits & Portrayals"

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Framations Art Gallery and Missouri Fiber Artists present "Portraits & Portrayals" on view September 27-November 7, 2019.
Portraits and Portrayals” is a juried exhibition that features works by Missouri Fiber Artists members Kacey Cowdery, Katherine Ehlmann, Laura Saunders Kaiser, Deb Lewis, Shirley Nachtrieb, Pat Owoc, Rhonda Schrum, Phyllis Shipman, Polly Sievert, Leandra Spangler, Becky Stevens, Jennifer Wax, Annie Webster. For this exhibit, artists were asked to submit works using a 16”x20” gallery-wrapped canvas as the basis for their artwork.
Free opening reception Friday, September 27, 6-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m.

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Sep
27
to Nov 2

"Japanese Meisen Kimono & Needle Festival Tributes"

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Horsley Arts presents “Japanese Meisen Kimono & Needle Festival Tributes” September 27-November 2, 2019. This exhibition features 15 early to mid-20th century Japanese silk kimonos from the collection of Wendy Wees. The term “Meisen” refers to a textile making method in which pre-dyed threads are woven in a technique similar to Japanese kasuri (ikat) weaving. This exhibit focuses on how Meisen was a huge textile innovation in its own time. Meisen was the fashion of the day but fell out of fashion after World War II when the tradition became all but obsolete. Currently, only a few artisans make this fabric. To complement the exhibition of kimonos, regional artists Milo Duke, Linda Horsley, and Wendy Wees are collaborating on 3 installations based on Hari-Kuyó: Festival of Broken Needles, an annual 400-year-old Japanese memorial service held to comfort the spirits of old needles or needles broken during the previous year. Two altar-like installations will be set up for gallery visitors to bring their bent, broken or unbroken needles. A third installation will be an homage to sewing & knitting.
Free reception Friday, September 27, 5-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public at the September 27 reception, with special hours October 4-6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and by appointment through November 2.

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Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "Japanese Meisen Kimono & Needle Festival Tributes"

 

Horsley Arts presents “Japanese Meisen Kimono & Needle Festival Tributes” September 27-November 2, 2019.
Free reception Friday, September 27, 5-8 p.m.
This exhibition features 15 early to mid-20th century Japanese silk kimonos from the collection of Wendy Wees. The term “Meisen” refers to a textile making method in which pre-dyed threads are woven in a technique similar to Japanese kasuri (ikat) weaving. This exhibit focuses on how Meisen was a huge textile innovation in its own time. Meisen was the fashion of the day but fell out of fashion after World War II when the tradition became all but obsolete. Currently, only a few artisans make this fabric. To complement the exhibition of kimonos, regional artists Milo Duke, Linda Horsley, and Wendy Wees are collaborating on 3 installations based on Hari-Kuyó: Festival of Broken Needles, an annual 400-year-old Japanese memorial service held to comfort the spirits of old needles or needles broken during the previous year. Two altar-like installations will be set up for gallery visitors to bring their bent, broken or unbroken needles. A third installation will be an homage to sewing & knitting.
This exhibit is free & open to the public at the September 27 reception, with special hours October 4-6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and by appointment through November 2.

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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: "Portraits & Portrayals"

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Framations Art Gallery and Missouri Fiber Artists present "Portraits & Portrayals" on view September 27-November 7, 2019.
Portraits and Portrayals” is a juried exhibition that features works by Missouri Fiber Artists members Kacey Cowdery, Katherine Ehlmann, Laura Saunders Kaiser, Deb Lewis, Shirley Nachtrieb, Pat Owoc, Rhonda Schrum, Phyllis Shipman, Polly Sievert, Leandra Spangler, Becky Stevens, Jennifer Wax, Annie Webster. For this exhibit, artists were asked to submit works using a 16”x20” gallery-wrapped canvas as the basis for their artwork.
Free opening reception Friday, September 27, 6-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m.

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Sep
28
to Oct 24

"Fiber Focus 2019"

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"Fiber Focus 2019” 9-state juried exhibit juried by Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, artist, Emeritus Professor, University of Kentucky. On view September 28-October 24, 2019.
The 2019 exhibit features 47 works in all variety of fiber & textile media by 42 artists from eight Midwestern states: Aviva Alter, Chicago, IL; Philis Alvic, Lexington KY; Kristina Arnold, Bowling Green, KY; Alex Bailey, Glen Carbon, IL; Kayla Bailey, St. Louis, MO; Rose Bell, Louisville, KY; Donna Broyles, Alton, IL; Stacey Chinn, Lexington, KY; Geraldine Craig, Manhattan, KS; Miguel de Aguero, Sullivan, MO; Ali Deane, Lexington, KY; Trudy Denham, Chadron, NE; Sara Drower, Wilmette, IL; Hale Ekinci, Chicago, IL; Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Rebecca Grass, Manchester, MO; Sharon Havelka, Memphis, TN; Lisa Hinrichs, St. Charles, MO; Marilyn Emerson Holtzer, St. Louis, MO; Alanna Huck-Scarry, Chicago, IL; Lueking Knabe, Kansas City, MO; Lialia Kuchma, Chicago, IL; Michele Lasker, Tulsa, OK; Sarah Little, Quincy, IL; JoEl LoGiudice, Ashland City, TN; Elizabeth Madden, Clayton, MO; Gena Mark, Lexington, KY; Susan Michael, Tulsa, OK; Kristin Morland, Lawrence, KS; Wendy Nishi, St. Louis, MO; Alex Paradowski, Granite City, IL; Roxanne Phillips, St. Louis, MO; Marti Plager, Louisville, KY; Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, Davenport, IA; Sun Smith-Fôret, Elsah, IL; Becky Stevens, Belton, MO; Carmen Alana Tibbets, Edwardsville, IL; Ann Miller Titus, Quincy, IL; Cathy Vigor, Lexington, KY; Tracy Welling, Fairview Heights, IL; Razine (Ray) Wenneker, St. Louis, MO; Laverne Zabielski, Lexington, KY.
Free Juror’s Gallery Talk Saturday, October 5, 2:30 p.m. as part of Innovations in Textiles Bus Tour.
Free reception Saturday, October 5, 5-7 p.m. Awards presentation 6 p.m. Presented by Art Saint Louis
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sep
28
to Oct 30

"Paper & Thread: Dreams are Made of These"

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Norton’s Fine Art & Framing presents “Paper & Thread: Dreams are Made of These,” a two-artist exhibit featuring St. Louis-based fiber artists Deann Rubin, handwoven tapestry, and Betty Shew, handcast paper. On view September 28-October 30, 2019.
Free reception Saturday, September 28, 1-4 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Opening reception: "Paper & Thread: Dreams are Made of These"

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Norton’s Fine Art & Framing presents “Paper & Thread: Dreams are Made of These,” a two-artist exhibit featuring St. Louis-based fiber artists Deann Rubin, handwoven tapestry, and Betty Shew, handcast paper. On view September 28-October 30, 2019.
Free reception Saturday, September 28, 1-4 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Sep
30
to Oct 31

"The Quintessential Quilt"

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The Gallery at University City Public Library hosts Circle in the Square Quilters Guild’s “The Quintessential Quilt” exhibition presented September 30-October 31, 2019.
Free reception Friday, October 4, 6-9 p.m. with free presentation at 7 p.m. by Ann Hazelwood, “Let’s Talk Books and Quilts”
Tuesday, October 15, 7 p.m. Special presentation: Casey York,” Modern Applique”
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.

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Sep
30
to Nov 8

“MFA Graduates & Professor Laura Strand: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville”

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The Jill McGuire Gallery at Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis presents “MFA Graduates & Professor Laura Strand: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville” on view September 30-November 8, 2019 and featuring works by 11 MFA graduates from SIUE from 2000-2019. This exhibit shows the breadth of textile focus and multi-media work provided by the art faculty at SIU Edwardsville. Mentor & Professor Laura Strand will be highlighted in this special exhibit, too.
Exhibiting artists include Laura Strand, Alexandra Bailey, Nicole Benner, Annie Darlin, Erin Vigneau Dimick, Rachel C. Hayes, Christine A. Holtz, Samantha Hunerlach, Mandy Pedigo, Luanne Rimel, Patricia Vivod, and Tracy Welling
Open House on Sunday, October 6, 12-4 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Oct
1
to Oct 30

“Out of My Comfort Zone”

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St. Charles County Arts Council, Lillian Yahn Gallery presents “Out of My Comfort Zone,” an international fiber art exhibit curated by Dr. Bruce Howard, glass artist and Vice President, St. Charles County Arts Council. Presented October 1-30, 2019.
It’s a difficult balance for every artist: how to hone and refine your skills while keeping your creative spark alive and happy. For this exhibit, artists were asked to step outside their comfort zone and create a fiber artwork that is different from your usual artwork. Perhaps the artists are trying a new technique or exploring an unfamiliar theme or narrative. Artists were encouraged to stretch toward the different and possibly the uncomfortable in their works for this exhibit.
Free reception October 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-F 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Special additional exhibit hours: October 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., October 5 & 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
1
to Oct 26

“The October Exhibit”

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Sager | Braudis Gallery presents “The October Exhibit” on view October 1-26, 2019. “The October Exhibit” features a curated grouping of five U.S. artists including Devin McDonald, Michael Nichols, Hannah Reeves, Fred Stonehouse, and Joy Wilson. Among these artists, McDonald and Reeves bring work rooted in fiber traditions with new combinations of media and subject matter that will be of particular interest to Innovations in Textiles 2019 attendees.
Special events for this exhibit include: Opening reception October 4, 6-9 p.m. as part of the North Village Arts District's First Friday festivities; and Slow Art Saturday October 5, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m with artists' talk at 11:30 a.m. and complimentary Bloody Marys served.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: "re:SURFACED"

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Fontbonne University Gallery of Art presents “re:SURFACED,” a juried exhibition of work by artists from the Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis as well as invited guest artists. Exhibit is presented October 2-November 1, 2019.
Featured artists include Doran Bashaw, Judy Cobillas, Carlene Fullerton, Jane Olson Glidden, Laurie Harper, Karen Butler Holzhausen, Sharon Kilfoyle, Pat Owoc, Mandy Pedigo, Joyce Pion, Mary Quinn, Alice Ripley, Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, Brenda Schilling, Lorri Scott, Leandra Spangler, Jo Stealey, Becky Stevens, JoAnn Treumann, June Vaughan, Sally Vikman, Jennifer Wax
Serving as Juror for this exhibit was Leandra Spangler, artist, art educator & workshop instructor based in Columbia, MO. This exhibit’s focus is surface design, surface treatments and surface alterations. Work will celebrate the physical textures of fibers, their connections, weave structures, interlacing, felting, and embellishments, as well as the visual textures of dye applications & eco-printing inherent within our fiber techniques.
Free reception Wednesday, October 2, 6-8 p.m. & Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., F 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 12-4 p.m.

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Oct
2
to Nov 1

"re:SURFACED"

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Fontbonne University Gallery of Art presents “re:SURFACED,” a juried exhibition of work by artists from the Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis as well as invited guest artists. Exhibit is presented October 2-November 1, 2019.
Featured artists include Doran Bashaw, Judy Cobillas, Carlene Fullerton, Jane Olson Glidden, Laurie Harper, Karen Butler Holzhausen, Sharon Kilfoyle, Pat Owoc, Mandy Pedigo, Joyce Pion, Mary Quinn, Alice Ripley, Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, Brenda Schilling, Lorri Scott, Leandra Spangler, Jo Stealey, Becky Stevens, JoAnn Treumann, June Vaughan, Sally Vikman, Jennifer Wax
Serving as Juror for this exhibit was Leandra Spangler, artist, art educator & workshop instructor based in Columbia, MO. This exhibit’s focus is surface design, surface treatments and surface alterations. Work will celebrate the physical textures of fibers, their connections, weave structures, interlacing, felting, and embellishments, as well as the visual textures of dye applications & eco-printing inherent within our fiber techniques.
Free reception Wednesday, October 2, 6-8 p.m. & Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., F 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 12-4 p.m.

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Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Fibers Section Meeting

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St. Louis Artists’ Guild ‘s Fiber Section hosts artist Luanne Rimel who served as Juror for “On the Surface on the Ramp!” exhibition (on view September 20-October 23, 2019). The exhibit features artworks that demonstrate surface design processes including dyeing, stamping, stenciling, embroidery, beading, and other embellishment techniques. Rimel is a St. Louis-based textile artist & educator Luanne Rimel. Rimel's work has been included in "Quilt National" and exhibited in the "Smithsonian Craft Show," Washington, D.C. Her works are published in Art Quilts of the Midwest (University of Iowa Press). Luanne holds an MFA in Fibers from SIU Edwardsville. She served as Director of Education at Craft Alliance + Design, St. Louis, MO for 16 years and is currently a full-time studio artist. Rimel's work is represented locally by Duane Reed Gallery.
Free event October 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Oct
3
to Oct 6

Surface Design Association's "Beyond the Surface" Biennial Conference

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Surface Design Association brings their “Beyond the Surface” biennial conference and related events (lectures, workshops, exhibitions & more) to St. Louis the weekend of October 3-6, 2019. Conference registration. Surface Design Association (SDA) is an international textile/fiber art organization organization focused on inspiring creativity, encouraging innovation, and advocating for artistic excellence as the global leader in textile-inspired art and design. SDA’s mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through publications, exhibitions, and conferences.

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Oct
3
to Dec 15

“SDA Small Works"

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Webster University’s Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery presents Surface Design Association’s “Small Works” exhibit. This all-SDA-member, non-juried exhibition presents 10”x10” sized artworks. On view October 3-December 15, 2019.
Free reception Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T & Th 12-5 p.m., F 4-8 p.m.

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Oct
3
to Oct 6

"7 Fiber Artists"

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Missouri Artists on Main presents “7 Fiber Artists” on view in the Gallery October 3-6, 2019. This exhibit includes woven garments, including hats & scarves, clothing, alpaca hats, scarves & shawls, hand-painted, hand-dyed & Shibori silk scarves.. The seven featured artists are Judith Drew, Debra Mansir, Jean McMullen, Lori Prettyman, Joyce Rothermich, Kathy Shallow, and Diane Tessman.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-S 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: “Rooted: A Community Response to Nature and Urban Landscape”

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Yeyo Arts Collective presents “Rooted: A Community Response to Nature and Urban Landscape.” September 7-November 7, 2019. "Rooted" connects the work of local artists and activists with neighbors of St. Louis' Greater Ville area. The historically black neighborhood has been the home of many great figures. In this body of work we honor the lives of past great figures and the current residents of the North Saint Louis area. Youth, elders and community members come together for an interwoven outdoor installation led by artists Dail Chambers and Elizabeth Vega, with ArthouseSTL (3911 Greer Avenue) and the Greer Collective.
The outdoor installation will flow throughout the 3900 block of Greer Avenue. Free reception Thursday, October 3, 5-8 p.m.
Related events include Participatory Workshops at Arthouse, 3911 Greer Ave. on August 1 and August 15, both 5-8 p.m.

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Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "Beyond the Surface"

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St. Louis Artists’ Guild hosts Surface Design Association’s “Beyond the Surface” members’ exhibition on view at the Artists’ Guild September 20-October 23, 2019.
Jurors for this exhibit were Jo Stealey, fiber artist, Chair, Art Department, University of Missouri School of Visual Studies, Columbia, MO and Jim Arendt, Assistant Professor, Gallery Director, Coastal Carolina University.
The 48 featured artists in this exhibit include SDA members Jessica Wildman Katz, George-Ann Bowers, Kate Barber, Roz Ritter, Ann Clarke, Susan Hensel, Gretchen Morrissey, Karen Gustafson, Anette Millington, Marie Bergstedt, Steve Donegan, Ann Coddington, Dorothy McGuinness, Ruth Tabancay, Dong Kyu Kim, Michael Rohde, Deborah Kruger, Nanhee Kim, Hale Ekinci, Judy Bales, Connie Lippert, Lily Lee, Jennifer Davies, Leslie Simon, Melinda K.P. Stees, Susan Avila, Alexander Hernandez, Faith Hagenhofer, Helen Geglio, Margaret Jo Feldman, Chris Motley, Eva Camacho, Saberah Malik, Victoria Potrovitza, Marie Fornaro, Catherine Reinhart, Raija Jokinen, Barbara De Pirro, Amy Sands, Marie McInerney, Jenn McNamara, Xia Gao, Frances Parry, Christine Aaron, April Dauscha, Kathy Nida, Astrid Hilger Bennett and Jennie Frederick.
A special free reception will be held Thursday, October 3, time 5-8 p.m. in honor of SDA’s “Beyond the Surface” Conference in St. Louis October 3-6, 2019.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "Connection: To and From"

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St. Louis Artists’ Guild hosts Surface Design Association’s “Connection: To and From” exhibition on view at the Artists’ Guild September 20-October 23, 2019.
The exhibition is a Midwestern Fiber exchange and dialogue between Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) and Indiana University (IU) MFA and BFA students. Located in the outside display windows of the St Louis Artists' Guild, each of the three windows occupies a space that builds connections to emerging professionals in the field of textiles: one KCAI installation, one IU installation and one Mail Art group show. The mail art exchanges are improvisations and samples for building community and prompting material innovations in which over a period of three weeks, students will each make and exchange multiple small pieces.
A special free reception will be held Thursday, October 3, time 5-8 p.m. in honor of SDA’s “Beyond the Surface” Conference in St. Louis October 3-6, 2019.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "On the Surface on The Ramp!"

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St. Louis Artists’ Guild presents “On the Surface on The Ramp!” on view September 20-October 23, 2019.
This exhibit presents artworks that demonstrate some surface design process, i.e. dyeing, stamping, stenciling, embroidery, beading, or other embellishment techniques. Featuring works by St. Louis Artists’ Guild members.
Juror: St. Louis-based textile artist & educator Luanne Rimel. Rimel's work has been included in "Quilt National" and exhibited in the "Smithsonian Craft Show," Washington, D.C. Her works are published in Art Quilts of the Midwest (University of Iowa Press). Luanne holds an MFA in Fibers from SIU Edwardsville. She served as Director of Education at Craft Alliance + Design, St. Louis, MO for 16 years and is currently a full-time studio artist. Rimel's work is represented locally by Duane Reed Gallery.
Free gallery talk with Juror Luanne Rimel, Wednesday, October 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Free reception Thursday, October 3, 5-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
4
to Dec 6

"Quilt National 2019"

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Presented by Foundry Art Centre

Foundry Art Centre presents Quilt National ’19presented October 4-December 6, 2019.
Free gallery talk 5:30 p.m. & reception to follow 6-9 p.m. October 4.
"Quilt National ’19 is the 21st in the series of international juried competitions originated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Ohio. The exhibit features 84 of the best in contemporary quilts selected from 700 works submitted by 375 international artists hailing from 19 countries & 40 U.S. states.
This exhibit is dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt by serving as a showcase for new work (completed after September 1, 2016) that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of techniques and innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric. The jurors will select works that represent unique approaches to the medium and demonstrate the breadth and diversity of contemporary expressions. Visitors to “Quilt National ’19 will see the time honored traditions are thriving and are being expressed in new forms as today’s artists rise to meet the challenge of new techniques and materials."
Jurors for "Quilt National ’19 were Françoise Barnes is an artist, quilter, teacher and lecturer. After coming to Athens in 1970s, she took drawing classes at Ohio University. Shortly after, she discovered quilts and saw the possibilities of designing her own and not replicating the traditional ones. She was one of the co-founders of Quilt National in 1979. After twenty years making quilts, she began to move away from textiles and go back to painting and drawing. Her quilts are in many private and corporate collections.
Carolyn Ducey is an artist and, since 1998, has been Curator of Collections at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. She earned a Ph.D. in Textiles, Clothing & Design, with an emphasis in Quilt Studies at the University of Nebraska in 2010.
Judy Kirpich is an Quilt National artist and teacher. She has studied with Nancy Crow and began displaying her own quilts in 2011. Her work has been shown in museums and quilt exhibitions in Europe, Asia, Australia, and in the United States. She is also founder of Grafik.
There is a $5 entrance fee (or free for FAC members) for this exhibition.
This exhibit is open T-Th. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., F-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m.

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Oct
4
to Nov 1

"Totems: Personal Stories in Fiber"

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Bits Art Quilters presents “Totems: Personal Stories in Fiber” on view at Bluebird Park, Ellisville, MO October 4-November 1, 2019.
Free reception Sunday, October 6, 2-4 p.m.
Enter an enchanted forest of 3-dimensional art quilts in “Totems: Personal Stories in Fiber.”  Between 4 and 6 feet tall, each totem is the artist’s unique creative expression in fiber, fabric, embellishment, and stitch. Featuring works by Deb Akin, Mary Ann Anderson, Becca Baumann, SherryAnn Cordover, Kay Edmonds Erb, Jane Sears Falconer, Candyce Grisham, Joanne Halliburton, Patricia W. Hill, Jamis Kresyman, Dana Lewis, Gail MacCartney, Louise Morris, Cindy Bell Neville, Linda Reel, Wendy Carter Richards, Sandra Kouba Sagan, Polly Sievert, Kay Strebeck, Karen Turner, Jane Unger, Linda Kamp Waugh.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Special exhibit hours on Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, October 6, 12-5 p.m.

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Oct
4
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: Painting on Silk with Joyce Rothermich

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Missouri Artists on Main presents Painting on Silk with Joyce Rothermich. Choose from two sessions: October 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Create your own design on a silk scarf that you can wear or give as a gift. Workshop led by Joyce Rothermich, a Signature Member of the St. Louis Watercolor Society and Best of Missouri Hands. This workshop also provides a starter kit that you can take home to work on future projects. Kit includes dyes, resist, applicators, and brushes. Class limit: 5 people per session. $80, incl. scarf & all materials. Registration here.

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Oct
4
to Dec 6

"Tall & Skinny"

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Hosted by the Foundry Art Centre, Missouri Fiber Artists presents their exhibition “Tall & Skinny” on view at Foundry Art Centre’s Ameristar Gallery October 4-December 6, 2019.
Tall & Skinny” is a non-juried exhibit featuring works by Missouri Fiber Artists member artists Dora Agbas, Kacey Cowdery, Katherine Ehlmann, Suzy Farren, Rebecca Grass, Candy Grisham, Liz Halsted, Laurie Harper, Deb Lewis, Pat Owoc, Rhonda Schrum, Phyllis Shipman, Polly Sievert, Kennita Tully, and Dave Walker.
Free reception Friday, October 4, 2019, 5:30-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Th. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., F-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m.

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Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

Gallery talk: “Eva Petrič: Our Last Race”

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Webster University’s Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery presents “Eva Petrič: Our Last Race” on view October 3-November 22, 2019.
Artist’s Gallery Talk October 4, 12 p.m.
Free reception October 4, 6-9 p.m.
Artist Q&A Sessions October 5, 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m..
Eva Petrič: Our Last Race.” Are we in Our Last Race? Will genetic engineering and DNA manipulation unlock possibilities for adaption to changing circumstances so that we can “win” the last race, and remain here on Earth? What will be the price? Will we sacrifice humanity as we know it, as Stephen Hawking warned? According to one of his last articles published by The Sunday Times, humans who-for whatever reason-would not undergo the processes of improving through genetic engineering, would be unable to compete, dieing out of becoming unimportant. What part of our web of human connection will we lose? What part would you hold up to protect?
Eva Petrič, originally from Slovenia, is a multimedia artist working and living in between New York City and Vienna. She works in textiles (primarily lace and mesh), photography, video, performance and installation. She holds a BA in psychology and visual art from Webster University in Vienna, 2005 and an MFA in new media from Transact Institute New York /Berlin, 2010. Petrič characterizes the content of her work is to create space: physical space, mental space, visible space inside space, imaginary space, metaphorical space, all defined by atmosphere. Visually breathtaking and conceptually awe-inspiring, Petrič’s work brings viewers together through one thing we all share, shadows.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T & Th 12-5 p.m., F 4-8 p.m

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Oct
4
1:30 PM13:30

Workshop: Painting on Silk with Joyce Rothermich

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Missouri Artists on Main presents Painting on Silk with Joyce Rothermich. Choose from two sessions: October 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Create your own design on a silk scarf that you can wear or give as a gift. Workshop led by Joyce Rothermich, a Signature Member of the St. Louis Watercolor Society and Best of Missouri Hands. This workshop also provides a starter kit that you can take home to work on future projects. Kit includes dyes, resist, applicators, and brushes. Class limit: 5 people per session. $80, incl. scarf & all materials. Registration here.

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Oct
4
to Nov 30

"It's Not You, It's Me: A Declaration of Independence"

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Presented in the The Sheldon Art Galleries’ Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists is “It's Not You, It's Me: A Declaration of Independence,” on view October 4-November 30, 2019.
This exhibition curated is by fashion designer Michael Drummond and showcases innovative works in fashion, photography and performance art by local and regional artists who investigate the narrative possibilities within fashion idioms and fiber art as they intersect with issues of identity and power. The artists all use the medium of fiber in some way to speak on issues of gender and race. Embedded in social norms is the idea of “dressing for success,” however today people often find more importance in expressing their identity and individuality through clothing and adornments. The show’s title comes from the cliché, passive aggressive phrase often used in breakups and turns it on its head, making it instead a statement of empowerment. The exhibition features works by Mary Collins, Nina Ganci, Nasheli Juliana, Larry Krone & Todd Oldham, Qun Yiyao Liu, Yvonne Osei, Kat Reynolds, Cory Sever, Chloë Simmons, Todd Thomas, and others.
Free reception Friday, October 4, 5-7 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T 12-8 p.m., W-F 12-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "It's Not You, It's Me: A Declaration of Independence"

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Presented in the The Sheldon Art Galleries’ Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists is “It's Not You, It's Me: A Declaration of Independence,” on view October 4-November 30, 2019.
This exhibition curated is by fashion designer Michael Drummond and showcases innovative works in fashion, photography and performance art by local and regional artists who investigate the narrative possibilities within fashion idioms and fiber art as they intersect with issues of identity and power. The artists all use the medium of fiber in some way to speak on issues of gender and race. Embedded in social norms is the idea of “dressing for success,” however today people often find more importance in expressing their identity and individuality through clothing and adornments. The show’s title comes from the cliché, passive aggressive phrase often used in breakups and turns it on its head, making it instead a statement of empowerment. The exhibition features works by Mary Collins, Nina Ganci, Nasheli Juliana, Larry Krone & Todd Oldham, Qun Yiyao Liu, Yvonne Osei, Kat Reynolds, Cory Sever, Chloë Simmons, Todd Thomas, and others.
Free reception Friday, October 4, 5-7 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T 12-8 p.m., W-F 12-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Oct
4
to Oct 25

"Three Women: Vision and Voice"

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ArtFiber Saint Louis presents “Three Women: Vision and Voice,” an exhibit at Good Shepherd Arts Center October 4-25, 2019. Featured artists Laura Saunders Kaiser, Deb Lews and Pat Owoc utilize a variety of surface design and construction techniques as they explore current events, closely held values, and coping with life in general.
Free reception Friday, October 4, 5-7 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "Three Women: Vision and Voice"

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ArtFiber Saint Louis presents “Three Women: Vision and Voice,” an exhibit at Good Shepherd Arts Center October 4-25, 2019. Featured artists Laura Saunders Kaiser, Deb Lews and Pat Owoc utilize a variety of surface design and construction techniques as they explore current events, closely held values, and coping with life in general.
Free reception Friday, October 4, 5-7 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Opening reception: "Quilt National 2019"

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Presented by Foundry Art Centre

Foundry Art Centre presents Quilt National ’19presented October 4-December 6, 2019.
Free gallery talk 5:30 p.m. & reception to follow 6-9 p.m. October 4.
"Quilt National ’19 is the 21st in the series of international juried competitions originated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Ohio. The exhibit features 84 of the best in contemporary quilts selected from 700 works submitted by 375 international artists hailing from 19 countries & 40 U.S. states.
This exhibit is dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt by serving as a showcase for new work (completed after September 1, 2016) that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of techniques and innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric. The jurors will select works that represent unique approaches to the medium and demonstrate the breadth and diversity of contemporary expressions. Visitors to “Quilt National ’19 will see the time honored traditions are thriving and are being expressed in new forms as today’s artists rise to meet the challenge of new techniques and materials."
Jurors for "Quilt National ’19 were Françoise Barnes is an artist, quilter, teacher and lecturer. After coming to Athens in 1970s, she took drawing classes at Ohio University. Shortly after, she discovered quilts and saw the possibilities of designing her own and not replicating the traditional ones. She was one of the co-founders of Quilt National in 1979. After twenty years making quilts, she began to move away from textiles and go back to painting and drawing. Her quilts are in many private and corporate collections.
Carolyn Ducey is an artist and, since 1998, has been Curator of Collections at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. She earned a Ph.D. in Textiles, Clothing & Design, with an emphasis in Quilt Studies at the University of Nebraska in 2010.
Judy Kirpich is an Quilt National artist and teacher. She has studied with Nancy Crow and began displaying her own quilts in 2011. Her work has been shown in museums and quilt exhibitions in Europe, Asia, Australia, and in the United States. She is also founder of Grafik.
There is a $5 entrance fee (or free for FAC members) for this exhibition.
This exhibit is open T-Th. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., F-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m.

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Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Opening reception: "Tall & Skinny"

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Hosted by the Foundry Art Centre, Missouri Fiber Artists presents their exhibition “Tall & Skinny” on view at Foundry Art Centre’s Ameristar Gallery October 4-December 6, 2019.
Tall & Skinny” is a non-juried exhibit featuring works by Missouri Fiber Artists member artists Dora Agbas, Kacey Cowdery, Katherine Ehlmann, Suzy Farren, Rebecca Grass, Candy Grisham, Liz Halsted, Laurie Harper, Deb Lewis, Pat Owoc, Rhonda Schrum, Phyllis Shipman, Polly Sievert, Kennita Tully, and Dave Walker.
Free reception Friday, October 4, 2019, 5:30-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Th. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., F-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m.

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

SDA event: A Conversation with Jane Sauer & Mark Richard Leach

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Surface Design Association presents A Conversation with Jane Sauer & Mark Richard Leach on October 4 from 6-8 p.m. held in conjunction with the “Beyond the Surface” biennial conference.
This special event will feature food & wine at the art-filled home and studio of local artist Marianne Baer. Jane Sauer will share personal stories about her long distinguished career as an artist, Santa Fe gallerist and curator, and the relationship between artist and gallery owner. Mark Richard Leach, a founding Director and Chief Curator of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte that now offers institutional planning and curatorial services for visual artists. Leach will speak about the roles of the curator in locating/evaluating artists in addition to the relationship to the overall mission of the Museum. He will also briefly discuss the Crafts Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) and share copies of CERF+’s recently published workbook, a resource for working artists and for those whose who wish to preserve their life’s work.
Tickets are $100 (80% donation to SDA) and help support SDA programming, awards & support for the field of textiles. For tickets, email executivedirector@surfacedesign.org

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Oct
4
to Nov 22

“Eva Petrič: Our Last Race”

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Webster University’s Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery presents “Eva Petrič: Our Last Race” on view October 3-November 22, 2019.
Artist’s Gallery Talk October 4, 12 p.m.
Free reception October 4, 6-9 p.m.
Artist Q&A Sessions October 5, 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m..
Eva Petrič: Our Last Race.” Are we in Our Last Race? Will genetic engineering and DNA manipulation unlock possibilities for adaption to changing circumstances so that we can “win” the last race, and remain here on Earth? What will be the price? Will we sacrifice humanity as we know it, as Stephen Hawking warned? According to one of his last articles published by The Sunday Times, humans who-for whatever reason-would not undergo the processes of improving through genetic engineering, would be unable to compete, dieing out of becoming unimportant. What part of our web of human connection will we lose? What part would you hold up to protect?
Eva Petrič, originally from Slovenia, is a multimedia artist working and living in between New York City and Vienna. She works in textiles (primarily lace and mesh), photography, video, performance and installation. She holds a BA in psychology and visual art from Webster University in Vienna, 2005 and an MFA in new media from Transact Institute New York /Berlin, 2010. Petrič characterizes the content of her work is to create space: physical space, mental space, visible space inside space, imaginary space, metaphorical space, all defined by atmosphere. Visually breathtaking and conceptually awe-inspiring, Petrič’s work brings viewers together through one thing we all share, shadows.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T & Th 12-5 p.m., F 4-8 p.m

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: “Eva Petrič: Our Last Race”

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Webster University’s Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery presents “Eva Petrič: Our Last Race” on view October 3-November 22, 2019.
Artist’s Gallery Talk October 4, 12 p.m.
Free reception October 4, 6-9 p.m.
Artist Q&A Sessions October 5, 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m..
Eva Petrič: Our Last Race.” Are we in Our Last Race? Will genetic engineering and DNA manipulation unlock possibilities for adaption to changing circumstances so that we can “win” the last race, and remain here on Earth? What will be the price? Will we sacrifice humanity as we know it, as Stephen Hawking warned? According to one of his last articles published by The Sunday Times, humans who-for whatever reason-would not undergo the processes of improving through genetic engineering, would be unable to compete, dieing out of becoming unimportant. What part of our web of human connection will we lose? What part would you hold up to protect?
Eva Petrič, originally from Slovenia, is a multimedia artist working and living in between New York City and Vienna. She works in textiles (primarily lace and mesh), photography, video, performance and installation. She holds a BA in psychology and visual art from Webster University in Vienna, 2005 and an MFA in new media from Transact Institute New York /Berlin, 2010. Petrič characterizes the content of her work is to create space: physical space, mental space, visible space inside space, imaginary space, metaphorical space, all defined by atmosphere. Visually breathtaking and conceptually awe-inspiring, Petrič’s work brings viewers together through one thing we all share, shadows.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T & Th 12-5 p.m., F 4-8 p.m

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: "The October Exhibit"

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Sager | Braudis Gallery presents “The October Exhibit” on view October 1-26, 2019. “The October Exhibit” features a curated grouping of five U.S. artists including Devin McDonald, Michael Nichols, Hannah Reeves, Fred Stonehouse, and Joy Wilson. Among these artists, McDonald and Reeves bring work rooted in fiber traditions with new combinations of media and subject matter that will be of particular interest to Innovations in Textiles 2019 attendees.
Special events for this exhibit include: Opening reception October 4, 6-9 p.m. as part of the North Village Arts District's First Friday festivities; and Slow Art Saturday October 5, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m with artists' talk at 11:30 a.m. and complimentary Bloody Marys served.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: "The Quintessential Quilt"

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The Gallery at University City Public Library hosts Circle in the Square Quilters Guild’s “The Quintessential Quilt” exhibition presented September 30-October 31, 2019.
Free reception Friday, October 4, 6-9 p.m. with free presentation at 7 p.m. by Ann Hazelwood, “Let’s Talk Books and Quilts”
Tuesday, October 15, 7 p.m. Special presentation: Casey York,” Modern Applique”
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

IT19 & Surface Design Association Bus Tour

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Join Innovations in Textiles 2019 as we welcome Surface Design Association and their “Beyond the Surface” Biennial Conference to St. Louis October 3-6 p.m. The Bus Tours Special Event is held Saturday, October 5. Choose one of five Tours and register early! Tours last 7 hours & include lunch. Departure is between 9-10 a.m. from the Clayton Plaza Hotel. Departure times vary by bus. $75/person.

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES EXHIBITS
BUS TOUR ROUTES
Revised as of September 10, 2019

Basic Info: Tours last 7 hours and include lunch. Departure is between 9-10am from the Clayton Plaza Hotel; departure times vary by bus. Accessibility concerns: contact SDA.
Please note: SDA will work to match you with your Tour choice. In the event a bus does not fill, we will assign you to a different bus. We will confirm your bus route, along with other registration details, closer to the conference.


ORANGE -Tour Bus A

Features 4 exhibits, a presentation, a panel discussion, and the opening reception for Future Tense 2019 with artworks that offers insight by artist/educators + a glimpse into the future of fiber art and work by SDA members.

  • “Paintings without Paint,” presentation on work by Sergej Jensen - Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

  • Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators, Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery - St. Louis Community College Meramec

  • SDA’s Small Works, all member exhibition and Our Last Race, Evan Petric - Webster University's Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery

  • Future Tense 2019, SDA’s Annual Student Juried Exhibition and SDA Panel Discussion: Figuring It Out: Truths of Being Successful with Rena Wood, Jennifer Reis and Catherine Reinhart; moderated by Andrea Vail - Edwardsville Art Center.


BLUE Tour Bus B
Features 5 exhibits with an interesting variety from contemporary quilts, fiber art, and avant-garde fashion to new paths of textile explorations.

  • Sun Smith-Foret: Trans Tribal Sculptures; Navigating Border, Rebecca Hutchinson; and Solar Temple, Ethan Meyer - Duane Reed Gallery

  • It's Not You, It's Me: A Declaration of Independence - The Sheldon Art Galleries

  • The Quintessential Quilt, Circle in the Square Quilters Guild - University City Public Library

  • Fidencio Martinez-Perez: Cuttings - Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

  • Not My Usual Go To! - The Parish Gallery, Trinity Episcopal Church


RED BUS Tour Bus C
Features 6 exhibits with an exciting variety of textile techniques and fiber art including altered surfaces, contemporary quilts and rare historic kimonos.

  • RE: Surfaced, Weavers' Guild of St. Louis - Fontbonne University Gallery of Art

  • The Quintessential Quilt, Circle in the Square Quilters Guild - University City Public Library

  • SDA’s Small Works, all member exhibition and Our Last Race, Evan Petric - Webster University's Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery

  • Fiber Focus 2019 - Art Saint Louis

  • Japanese Meisen Kimono & Needle Festival Tributes - Horsley Arts

GREEN BUS Tour Bus D
Features 5 galleries where the work stretches one’s imagination through all dimensions of textiles & fiber explorations; 3-D, on the wall, and suspended from the ceiling.

  • Paper & Thread: Dreams are Made of These - Deann Rubin and Betty Shew - Norton's Fine Art & Framing

  • Reflections on Cloth, Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen - The Monday Club, Webster Groves

  • Quilt National 2019 - Foundry Art Center

  • MOFA’s Tall & Skinny - Foundry Art Center

  • Outside My Comfort Zone- St. Charles County Arts Council’s Lillian Yahn Gallery

  • Bits Art Quilters’ Totems: Personal Stories in Fiber - Bluebird Park

$75/person. Advance registration required through Surface Design Association here. Questions: info@surfacedesign.org
If you are a member of any Innovations in Textiles 2019 participating venue, contact venue directly for your IT19-SDA Bus Tour Discount code for a $60 ticket.

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Artist Q&A: “Eva Petrič: Our Last Race”

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Webster University’s Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery presents “Eva Petrič: Our Last Race” on view October 3-November 22, 2019.
Artist’s Gallery Talk October 4, 12 p.m.
Free reception October 4, 6-9 p.m.
Artist Q&A Sessions October 5, 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m..
Eva Petrič: Our Last Race.” Are we in Our Last Race? Will genetic engineering and DNA manipulation unlock possibilities for adaption to changing circumstances so that we can “win” the last race, and remain here on Earth? What will be the price? Will we sacrifice humanity as we know it, as Stephen Hawking warned? According to one of his last articles published by The Sunday Times, humans who-for whatever reason-would not undergo the processes of improving through genetic engineering, would be unable to compete, dieing out of becoming unimportant. What part of our web of human connection will we lose? What part would you hold up to protect?
Eva Petrič, originally from Slovenia, is a multimedia artist working and living in between New York City and Vienna. She works in textiles (primarily lace and mesh), photography, video, performance and installation. She holds a BA in psychology and visual art from Webster University in Vienna, 2005 and an MFA in new media from Transact Institute New York /Berlin, 2010. Petrič characterizes the content of her work is to create space: physical space, mental space, visible space inside space, imaginary space, metaphorical space, all defined by atmosphere. Visually breathtaking and conceptually awe-inspiring, Petrič’s work brings viewers together through one thing we all share, shadows.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T & Th 12-5 p.m., F 4-8 p.m

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Opening reception: “SDA Small Works"

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Webster University’s Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery presents Surface Design Association’s “Small Works” exhibit. This all-SDA-member, non-juried exhibition presents 10”x10” sized artworks. On view October 3-December 15, 2019.
Free reception Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T & Th 12-5 p.m., F 4-8 p.m.

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Making a Fascinator with Diane Tessman

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Missouri Artists on Main presents Making a Fascinator workshop with Diane Tessman on October 5, 2019, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fascinator means “little hat.” In this workshop participants will be making this one-of-a-kind headpiece using a variety of materials provided by the instructor. Diane Tessman is an award-winning textile artist based in St. Louis, MO. $60 including all supplies. Registration here.

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Oct
5
10:30 AM10:30

Gallery talk: "Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators"

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Presented by Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis Community College at Meramec
"Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators" features work and insights from individuals active as both artists and educators in the field of fiber art. As educators, they are passionate about expanding the field of Fiber Art and, as artists, their work shows expertise in technique and materials. Curated by Rena Wood, this exhibit features works by Pazia Mannella, Gabe Duggan, Jennifer Crenshaw, Crystal Gregory, Andrea Vail, Kim Eichler-Messmer, and Rena Wood.
Free Curator’s Gallery talk October 5, 10-10:30 a.m.
Free reception Saturday, October 5, 5:30-8 p.m. including short presentation with Curator Rena Wood.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., F 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
5
to Feb 15

"Ann Ray & Lee McQueen: Rendez-Vous"

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projects+exhibitions presents “Ann Ray & Lee McQueen: Rendez-Vous” on view in the gallery October 5, 2019-February 15, 2020.
The exhibit opens on October 5 with a Grand Opening day from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Join the gallery for a free Artist Talk with Ann Ray on Sunday, October 6, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
This exhibition explores the 13-year friendship and intimate creative collaboration between the late British designer Lee Alexander McQueen and French photographer Ann Ray (otherwise known as Anne Deniau), who McQueen personally selected to document his design process and the behind-the-scenes experience of his runway shows. The exhibition features photographs taken by Ray, reflecting her unique relationship with McQueen between the years of 1997 and 2010, alongside garments McQueen gifted to her over the course of their work together. The exhibition will also feature over two dozen key McQueen pieces from Barrett Barrera Projects’ collection. This exhibit inaugurates projects+exhibitions, new Barrett Barrera Projects gallery.
Ann Ray is a French visual artist. She is self-taught in photography, except for alternative processes, which she studied during her studies at Central Saint Martins in London. During the late nineties, she lived in Tokyo and London, where she forged an unbreakable relationship with Lee Alexander McQueen, whom she immediately recognized as a pure artist. This was the start of an intense friendship and artistic collaboration that was as prolific as it was unique. From 1997 until the designer’s tragic end in 2010, Ann Ray’s caring gaze captured the spirit of the man and the essence of his work in many intimate situations: portrait sessions, at work in the studio, during performances – images of truth that reveal McQueen’s creativity. Ray first revealed part of her work with McQueen to the public during the exhibition Les Inachevés: Lee McQueen, at the 2018 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles. In 2019, she presented the exhibition Blind Faith, at Ca’Pesaro in Venice, showing a series of portraits she took of different artists with their eyes closed. She is currently working on a creative documentary, a feature film, and she is preparing the publication of a collection of poems and images, as well as her first novel.
This exhibit is free & open to the public Th-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Oct
5
to Feb 15

Grand opening: "Ann Ray & Lee McQueen: Rendez-Vous"

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projects+exhibitions presents “Ann Ray & Lee McQueen: Rendez-Vous” on view in the gallery October 5, 2019-February 15, 2020.
The exhibit opens on October 5 with a Grand Opening day from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Join the gallery for a free Artist Talk with Ann Ray on Sunday, October 6, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
This exhibition explores the 13-year friendship and intimate creative collaboration between the late British designer Lee Alexander McQueen and French photographer Ann Ray (otherwise known as Anne Deniau), who McQueen personally selected to document his design process and the behind-the-scenes experience of his runway shows. The exhibition features photographs taken by Ray, reflecting her unique relationship with McQueen between the years of 1997 and 2010, alongside garments McQueen gifted to her over the course of their work together. The exhibition will also feature over two dozen key McQueen pieces from Barrett Barrera Projects’ collection. This exhibit inaugurates projects+exhibitions, new Barrett Barrera Projects gallery.
Ann Ray is a French visual artist. She is self-taught in photography, except for alternative processes, which she studied during her studies at Central Saint Martins in London. During the late nineties, she lived in Tokyo and London, where she forged an unbreakable relationship with Lee Alexander McQueen, whom she immediately recognized as a pure artist. This was the start of an intense friendship and artistic collaboration that was as prolific as it was unique. From 1997 until the designer’s tragic end in 2010, Ann Ray’s caring gaze captured the spirit of the man and the essence of his work in many intimate situations: portrait sessions, at work in the studio, during performances – images of truth that reveal McQueen’s creativity. Ray first revealed part of her work with McQueen to the public during the exhibition Les Inachevés: Lee McQueen, at the 2018 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles. In 2019, she presented the exhibition Blind Faith, at Ca’Pesaro in Venice, showing a series of portraits she took of different artists with their eyes closed. She is currently working on a creative documentary, a feature film, and she is preparing the publication of a collection of poems and images, as well as her first novel.
This exhibit is free & open to the public Th-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Oct
5
11:30 AM11:30

Artist's Gallery Talk: "The October Exhibit"

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Sager | Braudis Gallery presents “The October Exhibit” on view October 1-26, 2019. “The October Exhibit” features a curated grouping of five U.S. artists including Devin McDonald, Michael Nichols, Hannah Reeves, Fred Stonehouse, and Joy Wilson. Among these artists, McDonald and Reeves bring work rooted in fiber traditions with new combinations of media and subject matter that will be of particular interest to Innovations in Textiles 2019 attendees.
Special events for this exhibit include: Opening reception October 4, 6-9 p.m. as part of the North Village Arts District's First Friday festivities; and Slow Art Saturday October 5, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m with artists' talk at 11:30 a.m. and complimentary Bloody Marys served.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

Lecture/artist panel: “Figuring it Out: Truths of Being Successful”

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Edwardsville Art Center hosts Surface Design Association’s “Future Tense 2019” exhibition on view September 6-October 11, 2019.
Free opening reception Friday, September 6, 6-8 p.m.
Free lecture October 5, 2 p.m. in Edwardsville High School Auditorium: “Figuring it Out: Truths of Being Successful” with panelists artists Rena Wood, Jennifer Reis, Catherine Reinhart; moderated by Andrea Vail.
This special SDA exhibit celebrates the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques. The exhibit offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today. Featuring artists Michelle Chan (Overland Park, KS), Lizbeth de la Luna (Des Moines, IA), Amelia Greteman (Kansas City, MO), Rebecca Hahn (Milwaukee, WI), Anita Hawkins (Salt Lake City, UT), Rachel Hefferan (Fennville, MI), Hyunsoo Kim (New York, NY) Lueking Knabe (Kansas City, MO), Liz Koerner (Little Rock, AR), Hannah Morrison (Kansas City, MO), Erin LaRocque (Chicago, IL), Nina Littrell (Kansas City, MO), Kate Mamone (Mayfield Heights, OH), Patricia Martin (San Luis Obispo, CA), Harper Newell (Kansas City, MO), Elizabeth Overtoom (Mesa, AZ), Kathy Pallie (San Rafael, CA), Allison Sheldon (Lawrence, KS), Meagan Smith (Kent, OH), Penelope Stopper (Kansas City, MO), Sandy Zhang (Greenville, SC).
"Future Tense 2019” was juried by Tamryn McDermott, artist and Campus Arts Associate for the Campus Arts Initiative at Penn State University. Tamryn also manages the traveling exhibition, “Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America,” a collaboration between the National Basketry Organization and the University of Missouri; and Kim Eichler-Messmer, Associate Professor in Fiber at the Kansas City Art Institute where she has taught surface design, quilting, and natural dye since 2008.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Oct
5
2:30 PM14:30

Juror's Gallery Talk: "Fiber Focus 2019"

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"Fiber Focus 2019” 9-state juried exhibit juried by Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, artist, Emeritus Professor, University of Kentucky. On view September 28-October 24, 2019.
The 2019 exhibit features 47 works in all variety of fiber & textile media by 42 artists from eight Midwestern states: Aviva Alter, Chicago, IL; Philis Alvic, Lexington KY; Kristina Arnold, Bowling Green, KY; Alex Bailey, Glen Carbon, IL; Kayla Bailey, St. Louis, MO; Rose Bell, Louisville, KY; Donna Broyles, Alton, IL; Stacey Chinn, Lexington, KY; Geraldine Craig, Manhattan, KS; Miguel de Aguero, Sullivan, MO; Ali Deane, Lexington, KY; Trudy Denham, Chadron, NE; Sara Drower, Wilmette, IL; Hale Ekinci, Chicago, IL; Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Rebecca Grass, Manchester, MO; Sharon Havelka, Memphis, TN; Lisa Hinrichs, St. Charles, MO; Marilyn Emerson Holtzer, St. Louis, MO; Alanna Huck-Scarry, Chicago, IL; Lueking Knabe, Kansas City, MO; Lialia Kuchma, Chicago, IL; Michele Lasker, Tulsa, OK; Sarah Little, Quincy, IL; JoEl LoGiudice, Ashland City, TN; Elizabeth Madden, Clayton, MO; Gena Mark, Lexington, KY; Susan Michael, Tulsa, OK; Kristin Morland, Lawrence, KS; Wendy Nishi, St. Louis, MO; Alex Paradowski, Granite City, IL; Roxanne Phillips, St. Louis, MO; Marti Plager, Louisville, KY; Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, Davenport, IA; Sun Smith-Fôret, Elsah, IL; Becky Stevens, Belton, MO; Carmen Alana Tibbets, Edwardsville, IL; Ann Miller Titus, Quincy, IL; Cathy Vigor, Lexington, KY; Tracy Welling, Fairview Heights, IL; Razine (Ray) Wenneker, St. Louis, MO; Laverne Zabielski, Lexington, KY.
Free Juror’s Gallery Talk Saturday, October 5, 2:30 p.m. as part of Innovations in Textiles Bus Tour.
Free reception Saturday, October 5, 5-7 p.m. Awards presentation 6 p.m. Presented by Art Saint Louis
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

Opening reception: “Threadbare”

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Erica Popp Studio + Gallery presents “Threadbare,” a solo exhibition of work by St. Louis-based mixed media artist Suzy Farren on view October 5-27, 2019. Gallery hours by appointment.
The artist writes of her work: “I am drawn to old, worn and tattered pieces of cloth that easily could be thrown away – especially in a society that celebrates the new. I find beauty in ravaged pieces of fabric, so I give them new life.  I stitch them together by hand, with needle and thread, slowly and over time, in contrast to our high tech world where speed is paramount. Pieced together, they tell a new story for the viewer to discover. Threadbare will feature hand-stitched works, as well as a wall of eco-printed paper scraps and mono-prints, cardboard boxes, hand-made books, items from nature and whatever else strikes my fancy.”
Free opening reception on Saturday, October 5, 4-7 p.m.
Suzy Farren and Erica Popp Studios + Gallery will be participating in Contemporary Art Museum’s Open Studios event on Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free & open to the public.
This exhibit is free & open to the public by appointment.

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Oct
5
to Oct 29

"Threadbare"

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Erica Popp Studio + Gallery presents “Threadbare,” a solo exhibition of work by St. Louis-based mixed media artist Suzy Farren on view October 5-27, 2019. Gallery hours by appointment.
The artist writes of her work: “I am drawn to old, worn and tattered pieces of cloth that easily could be thrown away – especially in a society that celebrates the new. I find beauty in ravaged pieces of fabric, so I give them new life.  I stitch them together by hand, with needle and thread, slowly and over time, in contrast to our high tech world where speed is paramount. Pieced together, they tell a new story for the viewer to discover. Threadbare will feature hand-stitched works, as well as a wall of eco-printed paper scraps and mono-prints, cardboard boxes, hand-made books, items from nature and whatever else strikes my fancy.”
Free opening reception on Saturday, October 5, 4-7 p.m.
Suzy Farren and Erica Popp Studios + Gallery will be participating in Contemporary Art Museum’s Open Studios event on Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free & open to the public.
This exhibit is free & open to the public by appointment.

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Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "Fiber Focus 2019"

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"Fiber Focus 2019” 9-state juried exhibit juried by Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, artist, Emeritus Professor, University of Kentucky. On view September 28-October 24, 2019.
The 2019 exhibit features 47 works in all variety of fiber & textile media by 42 artists from eight Midwestern states: Aviva Alter, Chicago, IL; Philis Alvic, Lexington KY; Kristina Arnold, Bowling Green, KY; Alex Bailey, Glen Carbon, IL; Kayla Bailey, St. Louis, MO; Rose Bell, Louisville, KY; Donna Broyles, Alton, IL; Stacey Chinn, Lexington, KY; Geraldine Craig, Manhattan, KS; Miguel de Aguero, Sullivan, MO; Ali Deane, Lexington, KY; Trudy Denham, Chadron, NE; Sara Drower, Wilmette, IL; Hale Ekinci, Chicago, IL; Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Rebecca Grass, Manchester, MO; Sharon Havelka, Memphis, TN; Lisa Hinrichs, St. Charles, MO; Marilyn Emerson Holtzer, St. Louis, MO; Alanna Huck-Scarry, Chicago, IL; Lueking Knabe, Kansas City, MO; Lialia Kuchma, Chicago, IL; Michele Lasker, Tulsa, OK; Sarah Little, Quincy, IL; JoEl LoGiudice, Ashland City, TN; Elizabeth Madden, Clayton, MO; Gena Mark, Lexington, KY; Susan Michael, Tulsa, OK; Kristin Morland, Lawrence, KS; Wendy Nishi, St. Louis, MO; Alex Paradowski, Granite City, IL; Roxanne Phillips, St. Louis, MO; Marti Plager, Louisville, KY; Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, Davenport, IA; Sun Smith-Fôret, Elsah, IL; Becky Stevens, Belton, MO; Carmen Alana Tibbets, Edwardsville, IL; Ann Miller Titus, Quincy, IL; Cathy Vigor, Lexington, KY; Tracy Welling, Fairview Heights, IL; Razine (Ray) Wenneker, St. Louis, MO; Laverne Zabielski, Lexington, KY.
Free Juror’s Gallery Talk Saturday, October 5, 2:30 p.m. as part of Innovations in Textiles Bus Tour.
Free reception Saturday, October 5, 5-7 p.m. Awards presentation 6 p.m. Presented by Art Saint Louis
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

Opening reception: "Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators"

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Presented by Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis Community College at Meramec
"Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators" features work and insights from individuals active as both artists and educators in the field of fiber art. As educators, they are passionate about expanding the field of Fiber Art and, as artists, their work shows expertise in technique and materials. Curated by Rena Wood, this exhibit features works by Pazia Mannella, Gabe Duggan, Jennifer Crenshaw, Crystal Gregory, Andrea Vail, Kim Eichler-Messmer, and Rena Wood.
Free Curator’s Gallery talk October 5, 10-10:30 a.m.
Free reception Saturday, October 5, 5:30-8 p.m. including short presentation with Curator Rena Wood.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., F 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Edge to Edge: Repeat Block Printing with Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design presents the workshop Edge to Edge: Repeat Block Printing with Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
In this one-day intensive workshop, participants will learn strategies for developing seamless repeating designs, and explore the way an individual block expands into dynamic edge-to-edge patterning. You will learn how to use textile pigments to print your original designs permanently onto fabric, which can be used for garments, quilting, or any other sewing project. You will hand-carve your own linoleum blocks which can be reused for future printing, and learn techniques for creating a registered repeat. You will leave the studio with colorfully printed fabric and all of the skills to continue doing this process at home.
Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen earned her BFA with a concentration on in Fibers from Truman State University and her MFA in Fibers from Arizona State University. She was an artist-in-residence at Craft Alliance in 2012, and since then has continued working with Craft  Alliance's community programs. She spent two years in Tennessee as an Artist-in-Residence at the Appalachian Center for Craft, and currently lives in St. Louis, working as a studio artist and teaching textile workshops.
Registration: $118/Craft Alliance member; $138/non-member. +$20 studio fee/all participants. Workshop will be held in the Delmar Design Studio, 2nd floor. Register here.

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Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Scarf Making with Lois Prettyman

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Missouri Artists on Main presents Scarf Making with Lois Prettyman held October 6, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Participants will make one long scarf using the Serti Method. While it dries, students will learn to use No Flow on freezer paper and a fabric quarter. All materials provided, including a makeshift stretcher system to use during class as well as a set of dyes, basic fabric brushes and two pieces of silk, including the scarf. $100 including all supplies. Registration here.

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Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Artist talk: "Ann Ray & Lee McQueen: Rendez-Vous"

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projects+exhibitions presents “Ann Ray & Lee McQueen: Rendez-Vous” on view in the gallery October 5, 2019-February 15, 2020.
The exhibit opens on October 5 with a Grand Opening day from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Join the gallery for a free Artist Talk with Ann Ray on Sunday, October 6, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
This exhibition explores the 13-year friendship and intimate creative collaboration between the late British designer Lee Alexander McQueen and French photographer Ann Ray (otherwise known as Anne Deniau), who McQueen personally selected to document his design process and the behind-the-scenes experience of his runway shows. The exhibition features photographs taken by Ray, reflecting her unique relationship with McQueen between the years of 1997 and 2010, alongside garments McQueen gifted to her over the course of their work together. The exhibition will also feature over two dozen key McQueen pieces from Barrett Barrera Projects’ collection. This exhibit inaugurates projects+exhibitions, new Barrett Barrera Projects gallery.
Ann Ray is a French visual artist. She is self-taught in photography, except for alternative processes, which she studied during her studies at Central Saint Martins in London. During the late nineties, she lived in Tokyo and London, where she forged an unbreakable relationship with Lee Alexander McQueen, whom she immediately recognized as a pure artist. This was the start of an intense friendship and artistic collaboration that was as prolific as it was unique. From 1997 until the designer’s tragic end in 2010, Ann Ray’s caring gaze captured the spirit of the man and the essence of his work in many intimate situations: portrait sessions, at work in the studio, during performances – images of truth that reveal McQueen’s creativity. Ray first revealed part of her work with McQueen to the public during the exhibition Les Inachevés: Lee McQueen, at the 2018 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles. In 2019, she presented the exhibition Blind Faith, at Ca’Pesaro in Venice, showing a series of portraits she took of different artists with their eyes closed. She is currently working on a creative documentary, a feature film, and she is preparing the publication of a collection of poems and images, as well as her first novel.
This exhibit is free & open to the public Th-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Open house: “MFA Graduates & Professor Laura Strand: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville”

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The Jill McGuire Gallery at Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis presents “MFA Graduates & Professor Laura Strand: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville” on view September 30-November 8, 2019 and featuring works by 11 MFA graduates from SIUE from 2000-2019. This exhibit shows the breadth of textile focus and multi-media work provided by the art faculty at SIU Edwardsville. Mentor & Professor Laura Strand will be highlighted in this special exhibit, too.
Exhibiting artists include Laura Strand, Erin Vigneau Dimick, Nicole Benner, Christine A. Holtz, Annie Darlin, Mandy Pedigo, Alexandra Bailey, Samantha Hunerlach, Luanne Rimel, Rachel C. Hayes, Tracy Welling, and Patricia Vivod.
Open House on Sunday, October 6, 12-4 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Opening reception: "Totems: Personal Stories in Fiber"

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Bits Art Quilters presents "“Totems: Personal Stories in Fiber” on view at Bluebird Park, Ellisville, MO October 4-November 1, 2019.
Free reception Sunday, October 6, 2-4 p.m.
Enter an enchanted forest of 3-dimensional art quilts in “Totems: Personal Stories in Fiber.”  Between 4 and 6 feet tall, each totem is the artist’s unique creative expression in fiber, fabric, embellishment, and stitch. Featuring works by Deb Akin, Mary Ann Anderson, Becca Baumann, SherryAnn Cordover, Kay Edmonds Erb, Jane Sears Falconer, Candyce Grisham, Joanne Halliburton, Patricia W. Hill, Jamis Kresyman, Dana Lewis, Gail MacCartney, Louise Morris, Cindy Bell Neville, Linda Reel, Wendy Carter Richards, Sandra Kouba Sagan, Polly Sievert, Kay Strebeck, Karen Turner, Jane Unger, Linda Kamp Waugh.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Additional exhibit hours:  Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, October 6, 12-5 p.m.

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Oct
10
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: Shibori in the Microwave with Jean McMullen

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Missouri Artists on Main presents Shibori in the Microwave with Jean McMullen on October 10, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Take a new twist in making hand-dyed scarves in the microwave oven. Participants will use the ancient Shibori techniques of binding, clamping, pole dying, and more in this class. Students will create at least 3 ready-to-wear scarves. $65 includes all materials. Registration here.

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Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Shibori in the Microwave with Jean McMullen

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Missouri Artists on Main presents Shibori in the Microwave with Jean McMullen on October 12, 2019, 2-5 p.m.
Take a new twist in making hand-dyed scarves in the microwave oven. Participants will use the ancient Shibori techniques of binding, clamping, pole dying, and more in this class. Students will create at least 3 ready-to-wear scarves. $65 includes all materials. Registration here.

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Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop: Think Big: A Large Wearable Shawl

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design presents the workshop Think Big: A Large Wearable Shawl on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Think Big is a workshop led by artist Cathy McBride. Participants will explore Shibori techniques and indigo dyeing to create a beautiful, wearable silk shawl. Wear it, gift it, or hang it as a conversational wall piece.
Registration: $58/Craft Alliance member; $68/non-member. +$20 studio fee/all participants. Workshop will be held in the Grand Textiles Studio, Lower Level. Register here.

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Oct
14
4:30 PM16:30

Opening reception: "Vanessa Viruet: Flagged”

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George Caleb Bingham Gallery at University of Missouri presents “Vanessa Viruet: Flagged” September 23-October 17, 2019. Vanessa Viruet straddles borders. In her own words, “[She’s] not quite Puerto Rican enough, American enough, or Queer enough, and [her] work is an attempt to understand those distinctions.” Her artistic practice is dedicated to material explorations through the language of flags. The emblem of a flag is used to construct meaning and identity, serving as a mirror for examining the cultural self.  She uses the bandana as an example of socioeconomic cloth, one associated with her own upbringing. Flagging and introducing this icon into a gallery setting is an effort in connecting the vast space between the art world and various communities of those often labeled as “outsiders”. Viruet exaggerates scale as a literal and symbolic gesture of intervention, a way of colonizing and claiming space in the world as a queer, Latina woman from el Barrio.
Vanessa Viruet is a Chicago based fiber artist of Puerto Rican descent. She was raised in Milwaukee, WI and received two degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art, a M.A in Teaching and a BFA in Fiber. Viruet creates monumental scale artworks to examine the complex histories rooted in textiles. Her work addresses issues such as identity, cultural heritage, gender and class. For six years she served as an art instructor for Chicago Public Schools and in 2018 she received her MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She recently completed an apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia and an ACRE summer residency in Steuben, WI. Viruet exhibits her work nationally and has studied abroad in France and Jamaica. She currently teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago. Someday she hopes to have her own college scholarship for artists of color.
Free reception & artist’s gallery talk Monday, October 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th 8 a.m.-5 p.m., F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop & special event: Fiber Flight

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Presented by Foundry Art Centre

Foundry Art Centre presents the workshop & special event, Fiber Flight. An evening of textile demos, good food, wine & art viewing held on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 6-9 p.m.
This workshop will feature four stations featuring demos by area artists: Lisa Hinrichs, felting; Suzy Farren, eco-dying; Lydia Crespo, natural dying; and Melissa Whitwam, indigo dying. In addition to the art demos, each station will feature wine & appetizer for guests. The evening concludes with the opportunity to view "Quilt National 2019" on view in FAC's Main Galleries. This ticketed exhibition will be free to workshop attendees. $44/person, includes demos, 4 appetizers, 4 wine samples and viewing of Quilt National ’19,” the 21st international juried competition originated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Ohio. Fiber Flight registration here.

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Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Opening reception: “Out of My Comfort Zone”

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St. Charles County Arts Council presents “Out of My Comfort Zone,” an international fiber art exhibit curated by Dr. Bruce Howard, glass artist and Vice President, St. Charles County Arts Council. Presented October 1-30, 2019.
It’s a difficult balance for every artist: how to hone and refine your skills while keeping your creative spark alive and happy. For this exhibit, artists were asked to step outside their comfort zone and create a fiber artwork that is different from your usual artwork. Perhaps the artists are trying a new technique or exploring an unfamiliar theme or narrative. Artists were encouraged to stretch toward the different and possibly the uncomfortable in their works for this exhibit.
Free reception October 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-F 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Special additional exhibit hours: October 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., October 5 & 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

CAM Open Studios: “Threadbare”

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Erica Popp Studio + Gallery presents “Threadbare,” a solo exhibition of work by St. Louis-based mixed media artist Suzy Farren on view October 5-27, 2019. Gallery hours by appointment.
The artist writes of her work: “I am drawn to old, worn and tattered pieces of cloth that easily could be thrown away – especially in a society that celebrates the new. I find beauty in ravaged pieces of fabric, so I give them new life.  I stitch them together by hand, with needle and thread, slowly and over time, in contrast to our high tech world where speed is paramount. Pieced together, they tell a new story for the viewer to discover. Threadbare will feature hand-stitched works, as well as a wall of eco-printed paper scraps and mono-prints, cardboard boxes, hand-made books, items from nature and whatever else strikes my fancy.”
Free opening reception on Saturday, October 5, 4-7 p.m.
Suzy Farren and Erica Popp Studios + Gallery will be participating in Contemporary Art Museum’s Open Studios event on Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free & open to the public.
This exhibit is free & open to the public by appointment.

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Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

“Speaking of Fashion: Featuring Dapper Dan”

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St. Louis Fashion Fund presents “Speaking of Fashion: Featuring Dapper Dan” on Saturday, October 19, 12-1 p.m. at Emerson Auditorium, Knight Center, Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130
Join the Saint Louis Fashion Fund on the campus of Washington University-St. Louis for a very special Speaking of Fashion featuring the legendary Dapper Dan. The morning will begin with a panel discussion on Diversity in Fashion, followed at by a discussion with Dapper Dan moderated by Tania Beasley-Jolly, Co-Founder, Saint Louis Fashion Fund. After the event, there will be an opportunity to purchase a copy of Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir and have it signed live by Dapper Dan.
With his eponymous store on 125th Street, Dapper Dan pioneered streetwear in the early 1980s, co-opting luxury branding to design original garments with high-end detail. Known for using exquisite leathers, furs, and other fine materials, he first drew powerful New York City hustlers as clientele, who all came due to his strong street reputation as a legendary professional gambler and dandy. He then went on to outfit entertainers and other celebrities, including Eric B. & Rakim, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Mike Tyson, Missy Elliott, JAY-Z, Aaliyah, P. Diddy, Floyd Mayweather, and many more. Dapper Dan has been featured on platforms including The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, CNN, and Netflix. His works have been exhibited at The Smithsonian, The Museum at FIT, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art.
“Speaking of Fashion” is a series of talks featuring industry professionals in fashion and design. The series is hosted by Saint Louis Fashion Fund. This event is generously supported by Urban League of St. Louis and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts/Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement & Institutional Diversity/The Academy for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion of Washington University-St. Louis..
This is a FREE event and is open to the public, tickets are required.

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Oct
19
to Dec 29

"A Forest of Signs: Josephine Stealey, Sun Smith-Foret, Ann Coddington" and "The Art of the Cedarhurst Basketeers"

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Cedarhurst Center for the Arts presents “A Forest of Signs: Josephine Stealey, Sun Smith-Foret, Ann Coddington” and “The Art of the Cedarhurst Basketeers,” two separate, but theme-related exhibits on view October 19–December 29, 2019.
Both exhibits emphasize the tradition and innovation of basketry in the US. Each artist or group represents an aesthetic influenced directly or indirectly by basketry. The Basketeers explore tradition. Sun Smith-Fôret using natural materials—branches, twine, minerals—to create objects that reimagine past archetypes that suggest the continuing influence of long-forgotten rituals. Ann Coddington starting with the body as referent presents minimal forms knotted in traditional techniques that ultimately point to a collective unconscious. Josephine Stealey inspired by traditional basketry and the vessel moves beyond those forms using natural materials and handmade paper to create modern tabernacles, reliquaries, and books that reexamine age old tensions between nature and culture.
Opening reception: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6-8:30 p.m. & artists’ gallery talk 6 p.m. Members free, Public $5.
Gallery free & open to the public T-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.

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Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: "A Forest of Signs: Josephine Stealey, Sun Smith-Foret, Ann Coddington" and "The Art of the Cedarhurst Basketeers"

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Cedarhurst Center for the Arts presents “A Forest of Signs: Josephine Stealey, Sun Smith-Foret, Ann Coddington” and “The Art of the Cedarhurst Basketeers,” two separate, but theme-related exhibits on view October 19–December 29, 2019.
Both exhibits emphasize the tradition and innovation of basketry in the US. Each artist or group represents an aesthetic influenced directly or indirectly by basketry. The Basketeers explore tradition. Sun Smith-Fôret using natural materials—branches, twine, minerals—to create objects that reimagine past archetypes that suggest the continuing influence of long-forgotten rituals. Ann Coddington starting with the body as referent presents minimal forms knotted in traditional techniques that ultimately point to a collective unconscious. Josephine Stealey inspired by traditional basketry and the vessel moves beyond those forms using natural materials and handmade paper to create modern tabernacles, reliquaries, and books that reexamine age old tensions between nature and culture.
Opening reception: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6-8:30 p.m. & artists’ gallery talk 6 p.m. Members free, Public $5.
Gallery free & open to the public T-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.

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Oct
21
to Nov 15

"Materials"

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St. Charles Community College presents “Materials” is a multi-media invitational art exhibit featuring the diverse use of textiles. On view October 21-November 15, 2019. Featured artists include Nancy Exarhu, Suzy Farren, Lisa Hinrichs, Christine A. Holtz, Erin King, Patrick Nolan, Dawn Ottensmeier, Pat Owoc, Luanne Rimel, Diane Tessman, Carmen Alana Tibbets.
Free reception October 23, 6-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., F 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: "Material"

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St. Charles Community College presents “Materials” is a multi-media invitational art exhibit featuring the diverse use of textiles. On view October 21-November 15, 2019. Featured artists include Nancy Exarhu, Suzy Farren, Lisa Hinrichs, Christine A. Holtz, Erin King, Patrick Nolan, Dawn Ottensmeier, Pat Owoc, Luanne Rimel, Diane Tessman, Carmen Alana Tibbets.
Free reception October 23, 6-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., F 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Weavers' Guild of St. Louis Annual Sale

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The Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis presents their 37th Annual Sale held on October 25-26, 2019. A wide range of fiber art from art-to-wear garments and accessories to fiber sculpture art pieces to functional rugs, towels and baskets. The items in the Sale are juried. Held at First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119.
This event is free & open to the public October 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and October 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Weavers' Guild of St. Louis Annual Sale

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The Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis presents their 37th Annual Sale held on October 25-26, 2019. A wide range of fiber art from art-to-wear garments and accessories to fiber sculpture art pieces to functional rugs, towels and baskets. The items in the Sale are juried. Held at First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119.
This event is free & open to the public October 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and October 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct
31
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"Speaking of Fibers 2019-Stories of Importance"

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Join Missouri Fiber Artists for their exhibit, “Speaking of Fibers 2019-Stories of Importance” on view at Maryville University’s Morton J. May Gallery October 31-December 13, 2019.
"Speaking of Fibers 2019-Stories of Importance” was juried by South Carolina-based artist & art educator Fran Gardner and features works by MOFA member artists Judy Cobillas, Kacey Cowdery, Jacque Davis, Debbie Dubinsky, Suzy Farren, Aimee Fresia, Jessica Ghyvoronsky, Candyce Grisham, Carolyn Harper, Jeanne Hewell-Chambers, Lisa Hinrichs, Christine A. Holtz, Laure Isard, Linda Jurkiewicz, Laura Saunders Kaiser, Elizabeth Madden, Barrie Mason, Bob Mosier, Shirley Nachtrieb, Cynthia Neville, Pat Owoc, Joyce Pion, Eden Quispe, Holly Regalo, Danielle Sander, Cassandra Schifano, Phyllis Shipman & Rhonda Schrum, Polly Sievert, Leandra Spangler, Jean Sredl, Sage Stafford, Jo Stealey, Becky Stevens, Kennita Tully, Natalie Turner-Jones, Jeane Vogel, Dave Walker, Jennifer Wax, Robin Wingo.
Free reception October 31, 5-7 p.m. with Juror’s Gallery Talk at 6 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th 7 a.m.-12 a.m., F 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

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Oct
31
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "Speaking of Fibers 2019-Stories of Importance"

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Join Missouri Fiber Artists for their exhibit, “Speaking of Fibers 2019-Stories of Importance” on view at Maryville University’s Morton J. May Gallery October 31-December 13, 2019.
"Speaking of Fibers 2019-Stories of Importance” was juried by South Carolina-based artist & art educator Fran Gardner and features works by MOFA member artists Judy Cobillas, Kacey Cowdery, Jacque Davis, Debbie Dubinsky, Suzy Farren, Aimee Fresia, Jessica Ghyvoronsky, Candyce Grisham, Carolyn Harper, Jeanne Hewell-Chambers, Lisa Hinrichs, Christine A. Holtz, Laure Isard, Linda Jurkiewicz, Laura Saunders Kaiser, Elizabeth Madden, Barrie Mason, Bob Mosier, Shirley Nachtrieb, Cynthia Neville, Pat Owoc, Joyce Pion, Eden Quispe, Holly Regalo, Danielle Sander, Cassandra Schifano, Phyllis Shipman & Rhonda Schrum, Polly Sievert, Leandra Spangler, Jean Sredl, Sage Stafford, Jo Stealey, Becky Stevens, Kennita Tully, Natalie Turner-Jones, Jeane Vogel, Dave Walker, Jennifer Wax, Robin Wingo.
Free reception October 31, 5-7 p.m. with Juror’s Gallery Talk at 6 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th 7 a.m.-12 a.m., F 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

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Nov
1
to Nov 2

Workshop: "Line, Mark & Text: Visual Language as a Storytelling Device"

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Missouri Fiber Artists presents "Line, Mark & Text: Visual Language as a Storytelling Device" workshop with Fran Gardner, artist, fiber art educator. Held November 1-2, 2019 (Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.) at Webster Hills United Methodist Church, 698 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119.

Artists have been exploring ways to communicate through language and symbols since prehistoric cave art. Think of the myriad of devices we use to communicate – numbers and symbols, various language alphabets, calligraphy and typography, music, graffiti, codes – the list goes on and on. Workshop participants will explore mark making styles and techniques as they relate to the creation of language or the suggestion of symbols, text, words, and phrases. We will work primarily with painting and drawing tools, and participants are welcome to explore how these concepts can translate into their own artistic voice and studio practice as fiber artists. Communication is essential to our own visual storytelling; mark, line, and text can offer the artist another way to deepen the message of the artist's work.

Fran Gardner is serving as Juror for MOFA's "Speaking of Fibers 2019: Stories of Importance" exhibition presented at Maryville University. Supply list provided prior to workshop. $150/MOFA member; $175/non-member. Payable by PayPal online: http://missourifiberartists.org/pec-events/fran-gardner-workshop-mofa-speaking-of-fibers-2019/ or by check payable to MOFA and sent to Candy Grisham, 3 Woodbine Ct., Washington, MO 63090. FMI: info@missourifiberartists.org. Register: http://missourifiberartists.org/pec-events/fran-gardner-workshop-mofa-speaking-of-fibers-2019/

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Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Creative Process

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St. Louis Fashion Fund presents Creative Process presented by PGAV Destinations on November 6, 2019, 6-9 p.m. at the Saint Louis Fashion Incubator. This is a free event, however tickets & registration are required (tba) The Creative Process series highlights the diverse creative ventures happening in St. Louis through celebrating and fostering cross-disciplinary collaborations.

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Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

"Freecycle Fashion Show"

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Jacoby Arts Center presents a “Freestyle Fashion Show” as part of the “13th annual Mississippi Earthtones Festival(300-500 E. Broadway, downtown Alton). The Fashion Show takes place at the Festival’s JAC Stage and begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 by hosting a fashion show with artists who use recycled and re-purposed fibers & materials. Click here to submit works for consideration for the fashion show. Further event details to follow.
Free event Saturday, September 21, 5:30 p.m.

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Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

Opening reception: “ADORNMENT: The Body as Maker and Made”

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Millstone Gallery at COCA presents “ADORNMENT: The Body as Maker and Made” September 20–December 15, 2019. Curated by COCA’s Curator in Residence, Yvonne Osei, this exhibit seeks to provoke a re-imagination of the human body by presenting the body itself as an artist/maker; the body as art; and the body as a medium for art. With visual art at its center, the exhibition will be a mixed-media experience that explores this concept through the lens of performance art (dance, poetry, vocal music), textiles (costumes, clothing), and other forms of body adornment (hair, nails). Invited visual artists will provide the centerpiece of the exhibition and will be selected for their relevance to the theme as well as an effort to present both complementary and contrasting styles and media.
Free reception Friday, September 20, 5:30 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Sep
18
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Color on Cloth with Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen

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The Monday Club of Webster Groves presents Color on Cloth - Textile Workshop with visiting artist Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen.
In this workshop, participants will join Wiskirchen in the studio to dye a vibrantly colorful silk scarf and cotton scarf. Learn the same dye process Kelsey used to create colors of fabric incorporated in her exhibition, "Reflections on Cloth," on view at the Monday Club in St. Louis from September 8-October  29, 2019. Learn how to use fiber-reactive dyes that become permanent through a steam-setting process. Using the Itajime Shibori process, you will learn how to create geometric patterning with multiple layered colors of dye. This will be a great way to meet the artist and create a unique wearable artwork of your own.
Workshop held at the Monday Club on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $50, incl. materials; $40/Monday Club Member. To register, email Kelsey at violatextiles@gmail.com.
“Reflections on Cloth,” a solo exhibition featuring artist Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen is on view September 8-October 29, 2019 in the Monday Club Gallery. Free reception Sunday, September 8, 2-4 p.m. Free Artist’s Gallery Talk Monday, September 9, 1 p.m. Gallery hours (September 8-October 29): M, W & F 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or by appointment. For appointment to view call 314/737-7571 or 314/477-6581.

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Sep
17
4:00 PM16:00

Artist demonstrations & storytime: “Timeless Fibers: Tradition and Beyond”

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The Gallery at the University City Public Library presents “Timeless Fibers: Tradition and Beyond,” a juried exhibit featuring artists from the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis as they embrace time-honored woven traditions as well as explore contemporary fiber techniques. Exhibit is on view September 1-26, 2019.
Special Event on September 17, 4-8 p.m. with Weavers' Guild of St. Louis artist demonstrations from 4-8 p.m. & Storytime 6:30 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. Closed Labor Day.

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Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: “Not My Usual Go To!” & "Remembering Gil Fisher: Movement/Memorium"

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The Parish Gallery at Trinity Episcopal Church presents “Not My Usual Go To!” and "Remembering Gil Fisher: Movement/Memorium," on view September 13-October 11, 2019.
Not My Usual Go To!” is curated by Carlene Fullerton and Eden Harris and aims to challenge the featured artists to explore fiber techniques that they normally don't work with in their regular art practice. Gina Alvarez, Suzy Farren, Carlene Fullerton, Eden Harris, Barbara Holmes, Kelly Larson, Alan Masterson, Janice Wallace.

Concurrent exhibit: "Remembering Gil Fisher: Movement/Memorium," featuring works by the late Gil Fisher who was a member of Trinity Church that designed and created needlepoint pieces inspired by dance and movement.
Gilbert Blain Fisher had a passion for teaching and for the arts. He joined the faculty at the Missouri School for the Blind in his twenties and devoted the rest of his professional career to that institution directing the choir there. Gil loved the performing arts, especially opera, the symphony, musical theatre and dance. He studied modern dance for decades at Washington University and was adept at writing choreography in Labanotation (Kinetography Laban).
Perhaps his interest in needlepoint developed from his strong sense of form and costuming in dance. Many of the images in this exhibit emerged from classes and performances Gil attended or on which he was working. His party costumes were unforgettable. He was genderqueer way before its time. 
A founding member of Trinity Memorial Garden, Gil was dedicated to his church and served as Master of Ceremonies at Trinity for many years. Fisher was a comforting and anchoring presence to his friends and students in a sometimes quaking world.
Free reception & artists’ gallery talk September 13, 6-8 p.m.
These exhibits are free & open to the public T-Th 8 a.m.-4 p.m., F 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: "New Work in Amuletic Sculpture," "Navigating Borders," "Solar Temple"

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Duane Reed Gallery presents three exhibitions opening with a free reception September 13, 5-8 p.m. (on view September 6-October 12, 2019): "Sun Smith-Fôret: New Work in Amuletic Sculpture," featuring the artist’s Trans-tribal sculptures; "Navigating Borders," Rebecca Hutchinson, sculptural forms; and Ethan Meyer’s "Solar Temple" featuring a mixed media immersive installation of fiber-based work.
This exhibit is free & open to the public T-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Sep
12
4:30 PM16:30

Opening reception: "Sydney Pursel, Ryan Red Corn”

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George Caleb Bingham Gallery at University of Missouri presents “Invaluable,” Sydney Pursel, Ryan Red Corn on view August 26-September 19, 2019.
George Caleb Binhgam Gallery is pleased to host a two-person show by artists Sydney Pursel & Ryan Red Corn. Both artists' works tackle Native American representation using a variety of media including photography, costume, and performance.
Sydney Jane Brooke Campbell Maybrier Pursel is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in socially engaged, activist, performance, video & new media arts. Through art she explores personal identity drawing from her Indigenous and Irish Catholic roots. Some of Sydney's projects are used to educate others about food politics, language loss, appropriation, and history in addition to projects in her own community that focus on language acquisition, culture and art. Her work has been exhibited parks, universities, galleries and alternative spaces throughout the U.S. and Canada. Pursel is an enrolled member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas & Nebraska. Sydney received her MFA in Expanded Media at the University of Kansas and her BFA in Painting from the University of Missouri.
A member of the Osage tribe, Ryan Red Corn has carved out a unique career through his work as an artist. After earning a graphic design degree from the University of Kansas (2003), he started a T-shirt business called “Demockratees.” T-shirts included Native-themed messages, inside jokes and pointed political barbs.
From that start, he branched out to establish Buffalo Nickel Creative, which provides marketing, social media strategies, video, photography, graphic design and mobile/web development. From its Pawhuska headquarters, the firm has carved a niche for itself by helping Native American businesses and organizations tell their stories, and along the way the company has produced work for international clients as Nike, FedEx, IBM, Facebook and eBay.
The firm’s work – along with his own graphic design, filmmaking and photography – seeks to reclaim Native American images. One of his notable series included portraits of smiling Native people, photographed with intent of running counter to the idea of Native American as “noble savage.” 

Red Corn also works with a collective of Native American artists as part of a comedy improve group known as the 1491s, which refers to the year before Columbus came to the Americas. The 1491s, which includes Oklahoma filmmaker Sterlin Harjo, uses satire to call attention to Native issues.
This exhibit co-sponsored by MU Undergraduate Studies & MU’s Native American Heritage Month.
Free reception & artist’s gallery talk Thursday, September 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-Th 8 a.m.-5 p.m., F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

Artist's Gallery Talk: "Reflections on Cloth"

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The Monday Club of Webster Groves presents “Reflections on Cloth,” a solo exhibition featuring artist Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen on view September 8-October 29, 2019 in the Monday Club Gallery. Free reception Sunday, September 8, 2-4 p.m. Free Artist’s Gallery Talk on Monday, September 7, 1 p.m.
Artist’s Exhibition Statement: “When I was seven, my grandmother taught me how to embroider images onto cloth. For practice, she drew on fabric with pencil and I stitched over her lines, the same way her mother taught her. The act of transforming thread into drawing became an experience of intimacy, an act which connects me to my lineage. This exhibition explores portrait image, text, and pattern through stitched line. The embroidered images are both a reflection of self, and a reflection of intimate togetherness.”
Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Fibers from Truman State University, and her Masters of Fine Arts in Fibers at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. In 2010, she spent a month volunteering in Bolivia with Projecto Artesania Zona Andina (PAZA), a women’s weaving cooperative consisting of three generations of women weaving and sewing together to support their families. In 2011, she was awarded a Nathan Cummings Travel Grant to spend the summer in Limpopo, South Africa to volunteer with Mapusha, a women’s cooperative with a similar purpose of empowerment for women by creating income through weaving and creation of artisan products. Kelsey currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, teaching outreach and community classes in textiles. Continuing to learn and to teach others has become an important part of her life as an artist, and these experiences filter in to her studio practice.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M, W & F 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or by appointment. For appointment to view call 314/737-7571 or 314/477-6581.

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Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Opening reception: "Reflections on Cloth"

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The Monday Club of Webster Groves presents “Reflections on Cloth,” a solo exhibition featuring artist Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen on view September 8-October 29, 2019 in the Monday Club Gallery. Free reception Sunday, September 8, 2-4 p.m. Free Artist’s Gallery Talk on Monday, September 7, 1 p.m.
Artist’s Exhibition Statement: “When I was seven, my grandmother taught me how to embroider images onto cloth. For practice, she drew on fabric with pencil and I stitched over her lines, the same way her mother taught her. The act of transforming thread into drawing became an experience of intimacy, an act which connects me to my lineage. This exhibition explores portrait image, text, and pattern through stitched line. The embroidered images are both a reflection of self, and a reflection of intimate togetherness.”
Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Fibers from Truman State University, and her Masters of Fine Arts in Fibers at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. In 2010, she spent a month volunteering in Bolivia with Projecto Artesania Zona Andina (PAZA), a women’s weaving cooperative consisting of three generations of women weaving and sewing together to support their families. In 2011, she was awarded a Nathan Cummings Travel Grant to spend the summer in Limpopo, South Africa to volunteer with Mapusha, a women’s cooperative with a similar purpose of empowerment for women by creating income through weaving and creation of artisan products. Kelsey currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, teaching outreach and community classes in textiles. Continuing to learn and to teach others has become an important part of her life as an artist, and these experiences filter in to her studio practice.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M, W & F 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or by appointment. For appointment to view call 314/737-7571 or 314/477-6581.

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Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Gallery Talk: Stephanie Syjuco

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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents “Stephanie Syujco: Rogue States on view September 6-December 29, 2019.
Free reception Friday, September 6, 7-9 p.m.
Free artist’s gallery talk on Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m.
Working across a variety of media, Stephanie Syjuco––born 1974 in Manila, based in the Bay Area––explores the complicated ways in which we understand such politically charged concepts as citizen, immigrant, nationhood, and identity. Central to “Rogue States” is her 2016 installation “Neutral Calibration Studies (Ornament + Crime),” an array of objects and images that build up encoded narratives relating to the colonized and the colonizer, modernity and tradition, reality and artifice. In line with these themes, the installation “Rogue States” is made up of twenty-two reproduced flags originally used in Hollywood films to represent fictional enemy nations through the lens of the West. The photographic series “Cargo Cults” revisits historical ethnographic studio portraiture via a fictional display. For a new site-specific installation for CAM, Syjuco will take the “living exhibits”—recreated villages with native inhabitants—of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair as a point of departure, linking history to present-day fabrications of non-Western cultures.
Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue States is organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator, with Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Th-F 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m

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Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Opening reception: "Material World"

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Soulard Art Gallery presents “Material World,” a fiber art exhibition on view September 6-October 8, 2019. All things take on a different look when you envision a material world. As we know it is and as we think it could be. The use of fabric, threads, buttons, bits & pieces of material take shape. The fabric of people, places & things make for a delightful colorful world. It could be simple or complicated. Using techniques of collage, sewing, weaving, and more, artists were invited to create unusual & diverse materials worlds for this special exhibit.
Free reception Friday, September 6, 7-9 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public Th 5-9 p.m., F 12-6 p.m., Sat. 12-8 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m

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Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Opening reception: "Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue States"

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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents “Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue Stateson view September 6-December 29, 2019.
Free reception with the artist on Friday, September 6 from 7-9 p.m. and free artist talk on Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m.
Working across a variety of media, Stephanie Syjuco––born 1974 in Manila, based in the Bay Area––explores the complicated ways in which we understand such politically charged concepts as citizen, immigrant, nationhood, and identity. Central to “Rogue States” is her 2016 installation “Neutral Calibration Studies (Ornament + Crime)”, an array of objects and images that build up encoded narratives relating to the colonized and the colonizer, modernity and tradition, reality and artifice. In line with these themes, the installation “Rogue States” is made up of twenty-two reproduced flags originally used in Hollywood films to represent fictional enemy nations through the lens of the West. The photographic series “Cargo Cults” revisits historical ethnographic studio portraiture via a fictional display. For a new site-specific installation for CAM, Syjuco will take the “living exhibits”—recreated villages with native inhabitants—of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair as a point of departure, linking history to present-day fabrications of non-Western cultures.
Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue Statesis organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator, with Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Th. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., F-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Sep
6
6:30 PM18:30

Opening reception: "Statements in Silk"

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Missouri Artists on Main presents “Statements in Silk” on view in the Gallery September 6-October 1, 2019. This show features recent work by area artist Lori Prettyman.
Free reception Friday, September 6, 6:30-9 p.m. & artist’s gallery talk 7:30-7:40 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-S 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: “Timeless Fibers: Tradition and Beyond”

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The Gallery at the University City Public Library presents “Timeless Fibers: Tradition and Beyond,” a juried exhibit featuring artists from the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis as they embrace time-honored woven traditions as well as explore contemporary fiber techniques. Exhibit is on view September 1-26, 2019.
Free reception on Friday, September 6, 6-8 p.m. with a special Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.
Special Event on September 17, 4-8 p.m. with Weavers' Guild of St. Louis artist demonstrations from 4-8 p.m. & Storytime 6:30 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. Closed Labor Day.

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Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: “Future Tense 2019”

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Edwardsville Art Center hosts Surface Design Association’s “Future Tense 2019” exhibition on view September 6-October 11, 2019.
Free opening reception Friday, September 6, 6-8 p.m.
Free lecture October 5, 2 p.m. in Edwardsville High School Auditorium: “Figuring it Out: Truths of Being Successful” with panelists artists Rena Wood, Jennifer Reis, Catherine Reinhart; moderated by Andrea Vail.
This special SDA exhibit celebrates the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques. The exhibit offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today. Featuring artists Michelle Chan (Overland Park, KS), Lizbeth de la Luna (Des Moines, IA), Amelia Greteman (Kansas City, MO), Rebecca Hahn (Milwaukee, WI), Anita Hawkins (Salt Lake City, UT), Rachel Hefferan (Fennville, MI), Hyunsoo Kim (New York, NY) Lueking Knabe (Kansas City, MO), Liz Koerner (Little Rock, AR), Hannah Morrison (Kansas City, MO), Erin LaRocque (Chicago, IL), Nina Littrell (Kansas City, MO), Kate Mamone (Mayfield Heights, OH), Patricia Martin (San Luis Obispo, CA), Harper Newell (Kansas City, MO), Elizabeth Overtoom (Mesa, AZ), Kathy Pallie (San Rafael, CA), Allison Sheldon (Lawrence, KS), Meagan Smith (Kent, OH), Penelope Stopper (Kansas City, MO), Sandy Zhang (Greenville, SC).
"Future Tense 2019” was juried by Tamryn McDermott, artist and Campus Arts Associate for the Campus Arts Initiative at Penn State University. Tamryn also manages the traveling exhibition, “Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America,” a collaboration between the National Basketry Organization and the University of Missouri; and Kim Eichler-Messmer, Associate Professor in Fiber at the Kansas City Art Institute where she has taught surface design, quilting, and natural dye since 2008.
This exhibit is free & open to the public W-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: "Anonymous Women"

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The Messing Gallery at MICDS presents “Anonymous Women,” a solo exhibition of works by artist Patty Carroll. On view September 6-October 4, 2019.
In her most recent project, “Anonymous Women,” Patty Carroll addresses women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. By camouflaging the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects, Carroll creates a dark and humorous game of hide-and-seek between her viewers and the Anonymous Woman.
The Anonymous Woman” series has been exhibited internationally and has won multiple awards including Carroll being acknowledged as one of Photolucida’s “Top 50” in 2104. Her work has been featured in prestigious blogs and international magazines such as the Huffington Post, The Cut, Ain’t Bad Magazine, and BJP in Britain. Her work has been shown internationally in many one-person exhibits in China and Europe, as well as the USA. (White Box Museum, Beijing, Art Institute of Chicago, Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England, among others.) She has participated in over 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and her work is included in many public and private collections. Carroll is currently Artist in Residence at Studios Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri.
Free reception Friday, September 6, 6-8 p.m.
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: "Art is...wearable"

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Jacoby Arts Center presents the juried exhibit, “Art is…wearable” on view in the OFS Saint Anthony Gallery September 4-29, 2019. Fashion is a language that tells a story about the person who wears it and it is a means of self-expression. Jacoby Arts Center wants to being a dialogue about art that is wearable. Namely, fashion. “Art is… wearable” is an all fabric exhibition that seeks to reveal to the community the artists’ state of mind through the art of fashion. Even more, we are asking artists to tell us their story and allow us to see their self-expression through fashion. Featuring works by Lynn Carter, Naomi Elson, Diane Isbell, Sandy Jenkin, Sally Kirbach, Stacy Lovejoy, Hayla Ragland, Susan Sontag.
The show opens with a free reception on Friday, Septembe