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Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, June 25 - 27, 2010

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What to do with leftover beads from a broken favorite necklace or the stray poker chips found under the couch? Most of us would throw 'em in a junk drawer and watch the dust collect, but John Garrett takes random round ephemera and makes it into art. Find details on Garrett's show and more in the listings below.

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Trix Rosen, from the phd Gallery's Beyond XY: Four Photographers Explore the Masculine Continuum.
Beyond XY: Four Photographers Explore the Masculine Continuum: Four phenomenal photographers -- San Francisco's Loren Cameron, Calgary's Joshua McVeity, New York's Trix Rosen and Miami's David Vance -- explore issues of youth, aesthetic idealism, transmale identity and more. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 26. Starting June 26, Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 7, free. phd gallery, 2300 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-6644, www.phdstl.com/.

Lots more after the jump...

John Garrett: The artist weaves beads, washers, poker chips, bottle caps and "other odd round objects" on strands of brass and nickel wire to create wall hangings. Opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 25. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through July 31, free. Duane Reed Gallery, 4729 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-4100, www.duanereedgallery.com.

Conversations of Images: Full, gallery-sized artwork produced by students at Central Visual & Performing Arts High School and at Hazelwood Central High School. The students spent months creating and exchanging art trading cards as a process of creating ideas and themes. On display as part of Globe Shaped , a five-exhibit show exploring diversity. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 20, Free. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

Marshall Plan: The Intra European Poster Competition of 1950: A selection of posters from the Marshall Plan poster Contest held throughout Europe in 1950. This is part of Globe Shaped , a five-exhibit showing exploring diversity. An opening reception will be help Friday, June 25, from 6 go 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 20, Free. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

Musical Moments: Photos and videos by St. Louis artist Clement Cann, paintings and illustrations by Chicago artist Antonio Wade. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 25, from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 6, Free. The Metropolitan Gallery, 2936 Locust St., St. Louis.

Pieces: A solo exhibition by Phil Jarvis. Using wood, metal, plastic and paint, Jarvis will assemble thirteen individual paintings to form a collective composition. On display as part of Globe Shaped , a five-exhibit show exploring diversity. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 20, Free. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

Recent Acquisitions 1: Featuring prints, collages and drawings acquired through the generosity of the museum's benefactors. Opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 25. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 26, Free. Saint Louis University-Museum of Art, 3634 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, 314-977-3399, http://sluma.slu.edu.

Regarding Place: A juried exhibition of 24 artists examining how place defines one's sense of perception by representing an idea of a place. This is part of Globe Shaped , a five-exhibit showing exploring diversity. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 20, Free. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

Shifts in Perspective: Migrating Viewpoints: A juried exhibition investigating the effects of migration and voluntary/involuntary movement. This is part of Globe Shaped , a five-exhibit showing exploring diversity. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 20, Free. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

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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