Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, April 30 - May 2, 2010

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This weekend's list is short but sweet. Among the events taking place is the opening of My Year in the Park, featuring Edward Crim's photographs taken every day for a year in Forest Park. Also opening is the Great Rivers Biennal, with works by Martin Brief, Sarah Frost and Cameron Fuller. Cameron Fuller was a 2009 recipient of the RFT's Visual Arts Mastermind Award. If that's not enough to entice you, his coyote taxidermy should. 

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Courtesy of Cameron Fuller.
From the Collection of the Institute for the Perpetuation of Imaginal Processes, 2010.

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Annual Juried Student Exhibition: An opening reception will be held Fri., April 30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through May 12, Free. St. Louis Community College-Meramec-Meramec Gallery, 11333 Big Bend Rd, Kirkwood, 314-984-7632, www.stlcc.cc.mo.us/mc/.

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.

More after the jump...

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. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through May 29. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-9900, www.2720cherokee.com/.

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.

Crafting-A-Future: Student exhibition. An opening reception will be held April 30, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. April 30-May 16, Free. Craft Alliance, 6640 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-725-1177, www.craftalliance.org.

Edward 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. 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.

Great Rivers Biennial: New works by Martin Brief, Sarah Frost and Cameron Fuller. Opening reception on Friday, April 30. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 8, free opening night, regular museum admission thereafter. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-535-4660, www.contemporarystl.org.

Greg Stimac: An exhibition of photographs and video that challenge and engage the myths of America via the road narrative. Wednesdays, Saturdays. Continues through May 22, free. White Flag Projects, 4568 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-531-3442, www.white-flag-projects.org.

Juried Exhibition of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society: Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 30. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through May 30. Creative Art Gallery, 3232 Ivanhoe, Saint Louis, 314-645-4898.

Editor's note: 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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