Artgasm: April 2010 Art Openings

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How's the saying go again? The only things certain are death and taxes? Well here is something (less depressing) you can count on: another month, another list of great art openings and events. Get at 'em.

If you don't see your show listed, please leave the information in the comments (and drop a note to calendar@riverfronttimes.com so we can list it in the online calendar). All art openings are free unless noted. For a full list of all ongoing art shows in the St. Louis area, please click here.

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Courtesy of the artist.
Mike Kelly in Bruce Yonemoto's Kappa.
Mark Newport's Gallery Talk and Knit-In: Sat., April 3, free admission. Laumeier Sculpture Park,12580 Rott Rd., Sunset Hills, 314-615-5278, www.laumeier.org.

Michael Wille: Gates and Ways: Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 2. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 24, free admission. Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, 2713 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-960-5322, www.hoffmanlachancefineart.com.

Americana Obscura: MFA Thesis Exhibition: Photography by Amanda Pfister and ceramics by Nick Ramey. Opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 16. April 16-May 8, free. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S 12th St., St. Louis, 314-771-8230, www.madart.com.

Art & Music: New paintings by Firmin Puricelli, new music by the Jim Hegarty Trio. Fri., April 30, 6-10 p.m., free. Three Sinks Gallery, 8715 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314-963-3448, www.3sinksgallery.com.

Art Fair at Queeny Park: More than 100 juried artists exhibiting work in all media. Fri., April 9, 6-9 p.m.; Sat., April 10, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., April 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $5 at the door. Greensfelder Recreation Complex, Queeny Park (550 Weidman Rd), Ballwin, 636-391-0900, www.co.st-louis.mo.us/parks/queeny.html.

ArtDimensions Spring Group Show: Live music on the first floor, art show on the second floor. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1. Starting April 30, Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through May 29. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee St., St. Louis, http://2720cherokee.com/

Artropy: A unique art of craft show by the members of ShowMe Etsy. Sat., April 17, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., free admission, www.showmeetsy.org. SqWires, 1415 S. 18th St., St. Louis, 314-865-3522, www.sqwires.com

Blank Canvas Studio Spring Art Show: Original art created by adults with developmental disabilities. Fri., April 16, 7-9 p.m., free admission. Resources for Human Development, 122 West Point, St. Charles, 636-724-6616, www.rhd-mo.org.

Cause + Time: An exploration of art that responds to its environment. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Starting May 1, Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through June 26. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Pl., St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.

COCAcabana 2010: KenTACKY Derby: COCA's spring fundraiser has "sassy, silly and Southern" theme this year. Sat., May 1, $175-$450. Palladium St. Louis, 1400 Park Place, St. Louis, 314-799-8886, www.palladium-stl.com.

Do Over: April 16-May 14, Free. Grafica Contemporary Fine Art, 7884 Big Bend, Saint Louis, 314-961-4020.

Eward Crim: My Year in the Park: Photographic essays documenting Crim's daily visits to Forest Park over the course of a year. Opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 30. Starting April 30, Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 29, free. Norton's Fine Art & Framing, 2025 S Big Bend Blvd., Richmond Heights, 314-645-4040, www.nortonsfineart.com.

Fiber:TwentyTen: Featuring artists in all aspects of the fiber arts, including weavers, basket makers, spinners, knitters, quilters, paper makers, and surface designers. An opening reception will be held April 16, 2010, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 14, Free. Foundry Art Centre, 520 N Main Ctr, St. Charles, 636-255-0270, www.foundryartcentre.org.

More openings are on the next page....

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