Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, May 7 - 9, 2010
Art Fair at Laumeier: Featuring the Art of the Vine wine tasting on Friday. For an additional $10 to $12 admission charge, get unlimited wine tastings from area producers. Also enjoy the Sunset Hills Jazz Festival on Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m., and Creation Location, a children's Creative Zone, on Saturday and Sunday. Fri., May 7, 6-9 p.m.; Sat., May 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., May 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $5-$8. Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Rd., Sunset Hills, 314-615-5278, www.laumeier.org.
Art for a Cure: Charity art show featuring over 45 pieces from local artists, dinner, drinks and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit 10-month-old Jax Guffey and the BAaware organization. Fri., May 7, 7-11 p.m., $30, www.baaware.org. ArtDimensions Gallery and Studios, 2720 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-330-8869, www.artdimensions.org.
Craft Alliance's ARTrageous Party: Enjoy an evening with urban mural art along with fashion, food and music. All proceeds benefit Craft Alliance. Sat., May 8, 6 p.m.-midnight, $35-$500, www.craftalliance.org. Palladium St. Louis, 1400 Park Place, St. Louis, 314-799-8886, www.palladium-stl.com.
Exposed: A Group Show: Featuring the work of 16 emerging photographers, including Ashley Lam, Emily Schmutz and Robert Wujcik. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 7. May 7-July 31, free. Webster University May Photography Gallery, 8300 Big Bend Blvd. (2nd Fl., Sverdrup Bldg.), Saint Louis, 314-961-2660, www.webster.edu/maygallery.
Focus on Photography: Recent Acquisitions: The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum shares its bounty of recently acquired modern photography with this special exhibition featuring more than 100 new pieces by 20 artists. Opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 7. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through July 26, free. Washington University-Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, 1 Brookings Dr. (Steinberg Hall), University City, 314-935-4523, http://kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu.
Jillian Paloneo MFA Thesis Exhibition: Wearable objects and sculptural jewelry. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 15. Starting May 8, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 12, free admission. phd gallery, 2300 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-6644, www.phdstl.com/.
Leslie Holt: Hello Modern Art: Forty miniature oil paintings replicate the great masterpieces of modern art, with the addition of Japanese pop icon Hello Kitty. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 15. Starting May 8, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 12, free admission. phd gallery, 2300 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-6644, www.phdstl.com/.
Marks of Absence: Caleb Cole: Photographs by Caleb Cole; part of dual exhibition with Fort Gondo. An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. Starting May 8, Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through June 5, Free. Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, 314-348-4587, www.goodcitizenstl.com.
Marks of Absence : Lily Cox-Richard and Lori Larusso: Sculptural work by Cox-Richard and shaped panel acrylic paintings by Larusso; part of a dual exhibition with Good Citizen Gallery. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 8. May 8-June 5, free, call for hours. Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee St., St. Louis, www.fortgondo.com.
Sweet Dreams & Nightmares: New mixed media works by Janiece Senn. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 8. May 8-31, free. Marbles Yoga Studio, 1905 Park Ave., St. Louis, 314-621-4744, www.marblesyoga.com.
Editor's note: If you don't see your show listed, please leave the information in the comments (and drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can list 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.