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

  • The Parish Gallery, Trinity Episcopal Church 600 North Euclid Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108 (map)
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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.